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

No other hero fills you with dread and terror as much as Terrorblade. Not all heroes can turn around a team fight like Terrorblade. The sheer power of Sunder is not to be underestimated! Terrorblade has insane early game potential in regards to farming. His mirror illusions can jungle comfortably as he farms the lane, surpassing the enemy carry’s net worth by a mile.

To counter this morbid entity, we bring you the Best 10 Heroes against him which can turn him into rubbles and make sure he stands no chance!

10. Nyx Assassin

The pesky Nyx Assassin has been a thorn to the side of Terrorblade for the longest time, all is attributed to his impressive toolkit. He is often the instant pick against Terrorblade, regardless of the patch. He can use Impale to deal AoE damage to both TB and his clones, as well as disable him with the help of utility and damage items which ensure he does minimal damage in teamfights. A well-timed Mana Burn can catch Terrorblade off guard and prevent him from using Sunder in a skirmish!

Why is Nyx Assassin a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • Nyx Assassin deals large amounts of pure damage with Vendetta and magical damage with Impale and Mana Burn, allowing him to ignore Terrorblade's armor and burst his low health pool down before he can use Sunder.
  • Nyx Assassin commonly buys Urn of Shadows, Dagon, and Meteor Hammer which deal magic damage that ignores Terrorblade's armor.
  • Mana Burn might drain too much mana for Terrorblade to be able to use Sunder if he isn't careful in the early to mid-game.

Items to buy as Nyx Assassin

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating 
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape from Windranger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Allows Nyx to burrow beneath the ground, increasing his cast range and making him invulnerable
  • Aether Lens - Increased cast range, can catch Windranger off-guard
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells hence can also be used to dispel the silence
  • Spirit Vessel - Immense DPS and heal reduction to Wind when used


9. Necrophos

Necrophos has plagued his enemies, corrupting their immunity with his rancid spells, Terrorblade is no exception to Necro’s rancid plague. He is one of the most hated heroes, primarily by TB mains in the current patch. Necrophos is a very annoying laner against Terrorblade, thanks to his passive. His abilities provide him with immense healing while dealing with damage to TB. A late-game Reaper’s Scythe can quickly turn the tides around in Necro’s favor if the former dies for a long duration without a buyback!

Why is Necrophos a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • Constant DPS with Degen passive
  • Sustain with Death Pulse heal
  •  Reaper's Scythe can kill Terrorblade quickly before he has a chance to use Sunder.
  • Ghost Shroud can protect Necrophos against Terrorblade's high attack damage.

Items to buy on Necrophos

  • Radiance - Burn damage prevents Terrorblade from blinking away, can also be useful in pushing lanes
  • Guardian Greaves - Provides dispel and heals the entire team
  • Eternal Shroud - Converts magical damage into mana upon usage and passively offers spell lifesteal
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Reduces CD on Heartstopper Aura


8. Zeus

Zeus proves to be one of the best counters to squishy carry heroes like Terrorblade, this is highly attributed to his extreme DPS spells and wave clearance abilities, which prove to be exceptional against him. He is a must-play hero as he is very annoying against TB right from the laning phase. He can dish out some serious damage with spells and constantly harass him from a distance. A well-timed Aghanim’s Nimbus into the ultimate can lead to a fistful of kills, and can also be used to assassinate a hero remotely from the map with the right items and levels.

Why is Zeus a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • Arc Lightning and Lightning Bolt can easily burst Terrorblade and his illusions.
  • Static Field (requires Aghanim's Shard) automatically hits everything in a big radius, taking a huge chunk of health out of Terrorblade's illusions, regardless of how much health they have.

Items to buy on Zeus

  • Octraine Core - Provides spell lifesteal and stats
  • Refresher’s Orb - Can refresh spells and items and use them again in quick succession to delete TB from the fight
  • Arcane Blink - Great for gap closing or initiating, low mana cost on spells and items on usage     
  • Bloodstone - Increased mana and HP usage
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Provides Nimbus which is essential for teamfights in the late game


7. Timbersaw

Other than hating trees for a living, Timbersaw loves bullying squishy melee heroes like Terrorblade. His immense damage can not be negated very early into the game, he is a threat to TB right off the bat, as soon as the former reaches level six, TB has no choice but to abandon the lane and jungle as he can get burst down within no time. Timber can triumph undoubtedly if he is put in a 1v1 matchup against Terrorblade, the strength disparity damage is just intense and the nuke damage is why he is considered to be one of the best in the business. He can also use Eul’s or Lotus Orb to disrupt the use of Sunder.

Why is Timbersaw a great counter to Terrorblade?

  • Timbersaw's abilities combos all deal magical and pure damage, completely ignoring Terrorblade's high base armor and clearing his illusions very quickly due to the AoE damage.
  • Reactive Armor negates most of Terrorblade's damage against Timbersaw, and its high health regeneration and armor bonuses can help Timbersaw survive after being Sundered.

Items to Buy on Timbersaw

  • Eul’s Scepter - Provides a basic dispel, can be used to dodge Terrorblade or to set up on him with Chakram
  • Pipe of Insight -  Provides immense magic damage block on activation, and affects the whole team. 
  • Crimson Guard - Provides immense physical damage block, also affects the whole team
  • Blade Mail - Reflects back TB’s damage upon activation
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells hence can also be used to dispel 


6. Tinker

The mechanical maniac is also a genius, known to tinker around with gadgets and fry terrifying foes like Terrorblae with lasers. Terrorblade is a weak laner against Tinker and he thus stands no chance as he will always be targeted with constant harassment in the form of magical damage from rockets and lasers. With the addition of the Shield, Tinker can easily escape or otherwise initiate and lock Terrorblade down with his annoying Scythe and Rearm combo. Terrorblade has no means of gap closing even if he manages to farm enough, he just can’t hit him unless he has been caught off-guard, which is rare with vigilant Tinker players!

Why is Tinker a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • An Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Laser allows Tinker to blind Terrorblade and his illusions.
  • Tinker deals incredible amounts of pure and magical damage with Laser and Heat-Seeking Missile combined with Rearm, which will ignore Terrorblade's armor and be devastating to his low health pool.
  • Tinker is a hero who very often goes for Blink Dagger, and because Terrorblade has no disable to lock down Tinker, he will be unable to catch up with him nor to prevent him from escaping with Teleport Boots.

Items to buy on Tinker 

  • Scythe of Vyse - Great disable to completely shut TB down and eliminate him from the fight
  • Aether Lens - Increased cast range to use laser and other spells and items
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Increased damage and AoE for spells
  • Shiva’s Guard - Can effortlessly push lanes and provides increased armor which is essential against Terrorblade
  • Bloodstone - Can quickly heal up if found by TB, also provides decent mana again


5. Luna

Luna is essentially a natural counter to Terroblade due to the high physical and magical damage that she is able to dish out. Another reason is her quick farming abilities and massive AoE damage output which turn TB into dust in no time. Luna offers tremendous wave clearance, which returns her a great deal of gold, she is known to farm faster than TB and hence outpace him quite early on in the game. Luna can be picked alongside massive crowd control heroes who can collectively counter Terrorblade, but if that’s not the case then she alone is enough to tackle the mighty demon!

Why is Luna a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • Moon Glaives allows Luna to clear Terrorblade's illusions from both, Conjure Image and Manta Style, this can be particularly advantageous for Luna if she has Manta Style. Just bear in mind, however, that Reflection can be used to turn Moon Glaives against Luna during laning phase.
  • Luna very often builds Satanic and Black King Bar, which allows it either to protect herself from Sunder or nullify its effects.

Items to buy on Luna

  • Eye of Skadi - Great for reducing Terrorblade’s regen while also providing stats.
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Butterfly - Increased evasion, agility, and movement speed
  • Manta Style - Dodge TB’s spells can be used to push lanes
  • Hurricane Pike - Allows Luna to close the gap and deal immense damage to Terrorblade, also provides decent stats 


4. Ursa

This ferocious and breathtaking bear is a force to be reckoned with. Ursa is one of the most played carry counterparts to Terrorblade in the game, known for his ability to jungle smoothly and slay Roshan alone. His third ability, Fury Swipes, combined with his second, Overpower, can obliterate the squishy Terrorblade both in the early as well as the late game. Buying a Morbid mask allows him to sustain in lane and turn around a fight swiftly coupled with his ultimate, Enrage. Terrorblade deals no damage to him due to his immense lifesteal sustain as well as the damage reduction coming from his ultimate.

Why is Ursa a great counter to Terrorblade?

  • Ursa can deal lots of damage during the laning phase before Terrorblade can have Sunder available.
  • Enrage's damage reduction can help Ursa survive after Terrorblade has used Sunder.

Items to buy on Ursa

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating 
  • Diffusal Blade - Slows down Terrorblade and burns his mana
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity 
  • Skull Basher - Can bash Terorrblade and prevent him from TP’ing, can later be upgraded into Abyssal Blade


3. Earth Spirit

Kaolin, the Earth Spirit is undoubtedly one of the best gankers in the game, he counters squishy melee heroes like Terrorblade quite effortlessly. His Rolling Boulder ensures that he does not escape, along with the stun, he can also silence and slow Terorrblade, making him unable to use his Sunder and then deal him damage over time with his ultimate, Magnetize. Unlike most heroes on this list, Earth Spirit can be played in multiple roles against Terrorblade, his flexibility ensures he fits in every matchup against him and contributes to teamfights by disabling TB and dealing some insane damage that can’t be negated easily.

Why is Earth Spirit a great counter to Terrorblade?  

  • Rolling Boulder and Geomagnetic Grip prevent Terrorblade from using Sunder.
  • Magnetize Does heavy magic damage to Terrorblade and his illusions that bypasses his high base armor.

Items to buy on Earth Spirit

  • Spirit Vessel - Immense DPS and heal reduction to TB when used
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape from the TB
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity
  • Glimmer Cape - Provides invisibility, can also be used on allies to escape or to initiate


2. Axe

Doing immense physical damage right off the bat is quite unheard of in the early stages of the game, but Axe is one noble exception! A few Counter Helix spins and boom you’re dead! It gets messy to communicate with your team as you have more units around you, the more damage the Axe Call does. No matter how farmed you are as a carry hero, all it takes is one Axe Blink Call to get you down to 0 HP in no time. 

Why is Axe a great counter to Terrorblade?  

  • Berserker's Call and Counter Helix together can be devastating to Terrorblade, especially if Terrorblade has a lot of illusions. 
  • Taunt triumphs Black King Bar, Terrorblade's only survival item besides Manta Style which cannot be used to dispel Berserker's Call. 
  • Culling Blade can finish off Terrorblade before he has the chance to Sunder due to his low health in the early to mid-game.

Items to Buy on Axe

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Blademail - Reflects back TB’s damage upon activation
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard - AoE Battle Hunger and reduced CD on spells
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight


1. Drow Ranger

Drow, the skilled markswoman is very precise and deadly against the squishy Terrorblade. Her damage is unmatchable by TB and on top of that, she can penetrate his high base armor with her ultimate. She can deal heavy damage with just a few items in her inventory. She can destroy Terrorblade effortlessly as she acquires items and gains levels. Having a high attack range provides her with an edge over the latter as the demon can’t close the gap easily due to Gust which also prevents him from using Sunder on her. Drow might be a passive laner but her mid-game potential is unparalleled, making her a great tool to clear his illusions as well as decimating his poor defenses.

What makes Drow Ranger a great counter to Terrorblade? 

  • Marksmanship allows Drow Ranger to pierce Terrorblade's high natural base armor and when upgraded with Aghanim's Scepter, it will allow her to clear Terrorblade's illusions.
  • Gust can prevent Terrorblade from using Sunder.
  • Since Terrorblade doesn't like to buy armor items like Assault Cuirass, he will be very vulnerable to Drow Ranger's high physical burst damage.

Items to buy on Drow Ranger

  • Hurricane Pike - Allows her to close the gap and deal immense damage to TB, also provides decent stats 
  • Silver Edge - Provides invisibility and damage on the first hit, which can be used to escape or set up on TB
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.
  • Butterfly - Increased evasion, agility, and movement speed
  • Manta Style - Dodge TB’s spells can be used to push lanes


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