Best Counters for Melee Heroes in 7.33C Patch

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Best Counters for Melee Heroes in 7.33C Patch

You can choose these heroes from the Dota 2 roster to counter melee heroes in the 7.33c patch.

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Melee heroes can be particularly frustrating to fight in the 7.33c patch. There are loads of ways to counter melee heroes in Dota 2 matches to get more kills during online sessions. People can deal more damage to melee heroes by using these characters to farm bonus gold in lanes.

Take a look at the best counters that you can pick to fight against melee heroes in Dota 2.


Bristleback fights off Dragon Knight in the 7.33c patch

Bristleback is a Strength hero that you can rely on to counter melee heroes in the new update. He has a base health of 604 and gains up to 2.5 Strength per level. The tank hero can deal tons of damage to melee heroes at close range to drain their health in lanes. He can cast Viscous Nasal Goo on his enemies to slow their movement speed by 15% and an additional 12% per stack. Enemy units affected by Viscous Nasal Goo lose up to 3 armor per stack, taking more damage from each spell cast by Bristleback in battles.

Viscous Nasal Goo has a low cooldown of 1.8 seconds. It can take 24 mana per cast to use Viscous Nasal Goo on enemy heroes. You can buy an Arcane Boots for Bristleback to increase his mana pool by 250. Bristleback can use Arcane Boots to replenish up to 175 mana to his allies in a radius of 1200 around him.

Once enemy units are slowed using Viscous Nasal Goo, Bristleback can nuke enemy heroes with Quill Sprays to prevent them from farming gold in lanes. Quill Spray deals a base damage of 85 and an additional 34 damage per stack. You can stack Quill Spray up to 14 times and the spell affects all enemy units in a radius of 700. Quill Spray has a cooldown of 3 seconds and consumes 35 mana per cast. You can increase the mana regeneration rate of Bristleback by 1.5 at level 10 through the Talent Tree to cast more spells during his matches.

Melee heroes can be countered by maxing out his passive ability, Bristleback. The Strength hero can reduce damage taken from melee heroes by 40% by letting them attack his back. Any damage taken by Bristleback from his sides is reduced by 20% at level 4 of his passive ability. Bristleback releases an instance of Quill Spray after absorbing up to 225 damage from melee attacks dealt to his back.

You can purchase a Pavise for Bristleback to protect him during battles. Pavise provides 175 health, 3 armor, and 2.5 mana regeneration to Bristleback. He can cast Protect using Pavise to absorb up to 300 damage from physical attacks, making Pavise effective against melee heroes in the 7.33c patch. Pavise can be bought for 1400 gold. His ulti, Warpath, increases the attack damage of Bristleback with each spell he casts. Bristleback gains up to 25 damage per stack from Warpath, letting the Strength hero deal loads of damage to melee heroes.

People can buy a Heart of Tarrasque for Bristleback to gain 40 Strength and 250 health. Heart of Tarrasque increases the health regeneration rate of Bristleback by 1.6% of his maximum health. The item will allow Bristleback to tank more damage from melee heroes without getting killed by his enemies. Heart of Tarrasque costs 5000 gold in the game.


Enchantress strikes the melee hero, Juggernaut, in the bottom lane

Enchantress can be a tremendously resourceful hero to fight against melee heroes. She has an attack range of 575, letting Enchantress strike melee enemies from a safe distance. Enchantress can move around the map with a movement speed of 320, making it easier to chase enemy heroes in the 7.33c patch.

The Intelligence hero has a base mana pool of 339 and gains 3.8 Intelligence per level. You can buy a Phase Boots for Enchantress to gain 50 movement speed, 4 armor, and 12 attack damage. She can attack melee heroes with Impetus to deal bonus damage to them based on the distance between Enchantress and her target. Each instance of Impetus deals Pure damage to enemy heroes, helping Enchantress destroy her opponents within seconds of encountering them in the game. Impetus deals double damage to illusions and creeps, making her twice as effective to fight melee heroes like Phantom Lancer and Terrorblade.

She can cast Enchant on enemy heroes to slow their movement speed by 60% for 5 seconds. Enchantress can annihilate melee heroes using Enchant and Impetus for bonus gold and experience. She can convert neutral creeps in the jungle using Enchant to push lanes faster after taking out melee heroes in battles.

Neutral creeps converted by Enchantress gain 500 bonus health, 8 bonus armor, and 70 attack damage. Enchantress can control neutral creeps up to a maximum level of 6 for 120 seconds. Her utli, Untouchable, slows the attack speed of enemy heroes attacking her by 200 in team fights. She can easily counter melee heroes like Juggernaut, Troll Warlord, Riki, and Abaddon by leveling up her ulti.

Enchantress can buy an Orchid Malevolence to deal bonus damage to melee heroes. Orchid Malevolence can be used to cast Soul Burn to deal 30% more damage from her attacks. Enemy heroes affected by Soul Burn are silenced for 5 seconds, preventing them from using their abilities against Enchantress for the duration of the spell. Orchid Malevolence grants 40 attack speed, 12 Intelligence, 10 attack damage, 6 health regeneration, and 2.5 mana regeneration to Enchantress.

She can cast Nature’s Attendants to restore health to herself and her allies in battles. Enchantress can summon up to 8 wisps that increase the health regeneration rate of allies around her by 16 health per second. These wisps last for 9 seconds and can replenish a large portion of her health while fighting melee heroes in the 7.33c patch. You can increase the number of wisps summoned by Nature’s Attendant and the total health recovered by unlocking upgrades for the ability through the Talent Tree.

Naga Siren

Naga Siren can destroy melee heroes with her physical attacks. She can trap enemy heroes using Ensnare to restrain their movement in battles. The Agility hero gains over 3.3 Agility per level, giving her plenty of attack speed and armor to fight melee heroes.

She can create up to 3 illusions of herself using Mirror Image. These images deal 40% of the attack damage of Naga Siren and last for up to 26 seconds. Naga Siren can cast Mirror Image before Ensnaring melee heroes to deal bonus damage to them. Ensnare can root enemy heroes for up to 5 seconds. Naga Siren and her illusions can reduce the armor of enemy heroes by 8 by maxing out Rip Tide. Her passive ability, Rip Tide, deals up to 55 damage per hit.

The carry hero can cast her ulti, Song of the Siren, to put enemies to sleep. Melee heroes can be disabled for up to 7 seconds using her ulti to let her allies escape. Song of the Siren has a cooldown of 80 seconds and needs 200 mana to be used per cast.

You can buy a Manta Style for Naga Siren for 4600 gold. Manta Style provides 26 Agility, 12 attack speed, 10 Strength, 10 Intelligence, and 10% movement speed to Naga Siren. She can create an additional 2 illusions using Manta Style that last for 20 seconds. These illusions deal 33% of her attack damage and can wipe out melee heroes with ease.

Naga Siren can purchase a Radiance to increase her evasion rate by 15%. Radiance grants 55 attack damage to Naga Siren. She can also deal a bonus 60 burn damage per second (DPS) by equipping a Radiance in her inventory to decimate melee heroes in the new update for the strategy game.

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