[Top 10] Dota 2 Storm Spirit Counters That Are Powerful (Best Heroes Against Storm Spirit in Dota 2, Ranked)

Raijin Thunderkeg, the electrifying and sensational Storm Spirit is quick as the lighting and as lethal as the thunder. Storm Spirit is dominating the current meta with his fast moves and absurd amounts of damage. He can also be a great crowd control hero with his spells. There is no way you stop him if he gets fat unless you pick the right heroes. 

To help you pick these right heroes, we have compiled this list of the Best 10 Storm Spirit Counters which can stop him right in his tracks!

10. Invoker

Not all are capable of mastering this arcane magician. His skillset, often confusing and complicated is intimidating for new players. A good Invoker induces fear in the enemy, and a great Invoker makes them rage quit! Invoker may be seen as this squishy mid-hero but is very powerful even when he is low on levels. He is a great nuisance with Cold Snap and Forge Spirit combo. Various combinations can be used to secure kills or ward off enemies in a gank, such as the Tornado into Meteor and Deafening Blast combo or the Tornado into EMP combo.

Why is Invoker great against Storm Spirit?

  • Has a total of 10 spells that can be used both offensively and defensively. 
  • Multiple spell combinations and builds.
  • Decent sustain with the Quas Wex build.
  • Snowballs quickly if not contained in the early game.

Items to buy against Storm Spirit

  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Blink Dagger
  • Refresher’s Orb


9. Lion

Lion is back in the meta! He is considered to be the best disabler hero in the game. Lion is a beginner’s favorite, primarily due to his ease of spells and high burst damage potential. He can also be useful in the calibration period, as he can often rotate and gank other lanes at early levels. He is known for his chain-disable, which makes him a threat even in the late game. His Hex into Earth Spike is quite the deadly combo that can cause lethal damage with follow-up from his allies.

What makes Lion a great hero against Storm Spirit? 

  • Hex turns him into a frog, making him unable to use items or spells
  • Low CD on spells
  • Earth Spike deals AoE damage and stuns multiple enemies

Items to buy on Lion

  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aether Lens


8. Ember Spirit

The fiery spirit of this warrior is unparalleled and he is back into the meta! His immense knowledge and capabilities are surely a sight worth witnessing. Being a melee hero vs. ranged heroes can be a hard task, especially in the late stages of the game, but Ember defies all odds and is considered to be a great counter to Storm simply due to his AoE damage output along with the ability to soak up some serious damage. His flexibility allows him to obliterate Storm effortlessly.

Why is Ember Spirit great against Storm Spirit? 

  • Flame Guard absorbs up to 500 magical damage (700 with Level 10 talents), which helps Ember Spirit survive against Storm Spirit's high magical damage.
  • Searing Chains can root enemies for up to 3 seconds, making Storm Spirit unable to escape with Ball Lightning.
  • Fire Remnant deals high magical damage when casting multiple instances at once, granting Ember Spirit the damage to burst Storm Spirit down in the early to mid-game.

Items to Buy against Storm

  • Mjolnir
  • Radiance
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Blademail
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard


7. Anti-Mage

This charismatic warrior has a bone to pick against the mages. His hatred for the arcane arts is unmatchable and well you know, Storm is a magic hero. He has what you need to counter most mage heroes, mana break! An early game AM can effortlessly decimate Storms' mana and make him buy mangoes or Soul Ring to compensate. This will slow down his farm while AM is known to farm at a faster pace, allowing him to get ahead in the net worth charts. If he hits his right timings, there is no way you can counter him easily.

Why is Anti-Mage great against Storm Spirit? 

  • Mana Break can quickly burn Storm Spirit's mana, preventing him from escaping.
  • Blink allows Anti-Mage to catch up to Storm Spirit when he tries to use his Ball Lightning to escape.
  • Mana Void deals massive damage to Storm Spirit as well as his teammates, as Storm Spirit depletes his mana pool by using Ball Lightning.

Items to Buy against Storm

  • Black King Bar
  • Manta Style 
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Battlefury
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly 



6. Techies

The sheer smugness on the Techies’ faces indicates that you won’t be having a good game. The worst part of having Techies in the game is that you may never know how long it may last. You may have a quick 20 stomp or the game could go on for 2 hours! Techies are pretty one of the easiest heroes to play, but are a nightmare to play against! The master players know the best spots for mining, and you may surely know what happens if you walk over them.

Why is Techies a great counter to Storm Spirit?

  • If Storm Spirit isn't careful, he could fall into a trap set by Techies and another hero acting as bait.
  • Blast Off silences Storm for a maximum of seconds, rendering him useless in teamfights.

Items to buy against Storm Spirit

  • Kaya
  • Bloodstone
  • Force Staff
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Octraine Core
  • Aghanim’s Scepter



5. Silencer

Silence is one aspect that counters most spell-casting heroes in the game! And well, Silencer… you know it’s kind of self-explanatory. Having spells that silence or prevent Storm from using any items makes him very powerful. The best part is that laning is not fun for Storm against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, and low CD spells shove him out of the lane! Global Silence disables all the power he has and renders him useless even with BKB.

Why is Silencer a great counter to Storm Spirit?

  • Last Word and Global Silence will render most heroes largely useless.
  • Arcane Curse effectively prevents opponents from casting spells during its duration, as they will otherwise suffer heavy damage.

Items to buy against Storm Spirit

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Rod of Atos
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aeon Disk
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard


4. Doom

Doom is back in the meta! This demon has sent countless of his enemies to the realm of hell. His abilities ensure nothing but pain and agony, his fearful presence wins him wars, he is the almighty Doom! Doom is known to farm the jungle effortlessly right from level one. His high base armor provides him sustain while fighting or laning. He is regarded as one of the most played offlaners in the current meta. While he can jungle and offlane, Doom can also be played as roaming support, ganking and catching his enemies by surprise!

What makes Doom a great counter to Storm Spirit? 

  • Scorched Earth deals massive AoE damage which accelerates his farming speed.
  • Doom prevents Storm Spirit from using all of his abilities and items, rendering Storm Spirit useless in a fight.
  • Amazing talent tree that scales well with item builds.

Items to buy against Storm Spirit

  • Shadow Blade
  • Blink Dagger
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Black King Bar
  • Refresher’s Orb



3. Nightstalker

This nefarious stalker hunts for his enemies throughout the night, as dawn approaches his powers to get weaker but he still holds the power to rip Storm apart! He can’t contest Nightstalker because he is frankly powerless against him in the early game, courtesy of the Silence. Nightstalker may be a slow farmer but as soon as he hits level 6, he can rotate towards other lanes to secure kills and gold. Blink Dagger and Nullifier turn Storm into a glorified creep. 

Why is Nightstalker a great counter to Storm Spirit? 

  • Crippling Fear is a silence that can last up to 8 seconds during the night, rendering Storm Spirit tied limited to his items in a fight.
  • Dark Ascension allows Night Stalker to initiate on Storm Spirit across the impassable terrain around the middle lane, rendering Storm vulnerable in the early game and preventing him from snowballing.

Items to Buy against Storm Spirit

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Echo Sabre
  • Nullifier
  • Black King Bar


2. Riki

This silent assassin has overthrown empires and obliterated his enemies. He is known to be quick and slippery, not all are blessed enough to see him. Riki is the ultimate carry hero. Riki is a threat if let loose against the likes of Storm. He can snowball quite easily if fed off a few kills. His invisibility is the main selling point, as it is intriguing to the newer players. He may often gank other lanes in the early game, as his Blink Strike ability assists him in striking his enemies down, and Smoke Screen also comes in handy to neutralize spell-dependent heroes like Storm.

Why is Riki a great counter to Storm Spirit? 

  • Smoke Screen prevents Storm Spirit from using his abilities once inside the radius. 
  • Riki can utilize this ability to allow his team to fight around Smoke Screen so that Storm Spirit cannot spam his spells to proc Overload.

Items to buy against Storm Spirit

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Manta Style
  • Black King Bar
  • Daedalus


1. Nyx Assassin

Hated passionately by all Storm Spirit mains due to his first pick potential. Nyx Assassin is known to be one of the most annoying heroes in the game, regardless of the patch, he is the most relevant support in the game. Especially against high INT and damage heroes like Storm, Nyx can do wonders with his powerful toolkit. One Spiked Carapace is enough to lock him down, and the best part is that it does not break invisibility from your ultimate. Heroes with AoE damage consider him to be a nightmare to play against, Storm stands no chance!

Why is Nyx Assassin a great counter to Storm Spirit? 

  • Mana Burn is capable of removing most of Storm Spirit's large mana pool, along with dealing heavy damage and quickly depleting his chances of escaping a gank or fight.
  • Spiked Carapace can stun enemies without breaking invisibility

Items to buy against Storm Spirit 

  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Lotus Orb
  • Spirit Vessel


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