How many Heroes are there in Dota 2?

People often ask themselves, how many heroes in Dota 2 are there?

As the years went by, Valve has introduced a lot more characters. Today, a player can choose from a vast pool of heroes, each one with its specific traits and gameplay style. 

List of Dota 2 heroes

Dota 2 has 121 heroes in total. Here is a breakdown of all the heroes and their respective spells, with bold ones being the ultimates. Keep in mind that the list doesn’t include Aghanim’s Scepter and Aghanim’s Shard spells: 

A

  • Abaddon (Mist Coil, Aphotic Shield, Curse of Avernus, Borrowed Time
  • Alchemist (Acid Spray, Unstable Concoction, Greevil’s Greed, Chemical Rage
  • Ancient Apparition (Cold Feet, Ice Vortex, Chilling Touch, Ice Blast)
  • Anti-Mage (Mana Break, Blink, Counterspell, Mana Void
  • Arc Warden (Flux, Magnetic Field, Spark Wraith, Tempest Double
  • Axe (Berserker’s Call, Battle Hunger, Counter Helix, Culling Blade

B

  • Bane (Enfeeble, Brain Sap, Nightmare, Fiend’s Grip
  • Batrider (Sticky Napalm, Flamebreak, Firefly, Flaming Lasso
  • Beastmaster (Wild Axes, Call of the Wild, Inner Beast, Primal Roar)
  • Bloodseeker (Bloodrage, Blood Rite, Thirst, Rupture
  • Bounty Hunter (Shuriken Toss, Jinada, Shadow Walk, Track
  • Brewmaster (Thunder Clap, Cinder Brew, Drunken Brawler, Primal Spirit
  • Bristleback (Vicious Nasal Goo, Quill Spray, Bristleback, Warpath
  • Broodmother (Insatiable Hunger, Spin Web, Silken Bola, Spawn Spiderlings

C

  • Centaur Warrunner (Hoof Stomp, Double Edge, Retaliate, Stampede
  • Chaos Knight (Chaos Bolt, Reality Rift, Chaos Strike, Phantasm
  • Chen (Penitence, Holy Persuasion, Divine Favor, Hand of God
  • Clinkz (Strafe, Searing Arrows, Skeleton Walk, Death Pact
  • Clockwerk (Battery Assault, Power Cogs, Rocket Flare, Hookshot
  • Crystal Maiden (Crystal Nova, Frostbite, Arcane Aura, Freezing Field

D

  • Dark Seer (Vacuum, Ion Shell, Surge, Wall of Replica)
  • Dark Willow (Bramble Maze, Shadow Realm, Cursed Crown, Bedlam, Terrorize
  • Dawnbreaker (Starbreaker, Celestial Hammer, Luminosity, Solar Guardian
  • Dazzle (Poison Touch, Shallow Grave, Shadow Wave, Bad Juju
  • Death Prophet (Crypt Swarm, Silence, Spirit Syphon, Exorcism
  • Disruptor (Thunder Strike, Glimpse, Kinetic Field, Static Storm
  • Doom (Devour, Scorched Earth, Infernal Blade, Doom
  • Dragon Knight (Breath Fire, Dragon Tail, Dragon Blood, Elder Dragon Form
  • Drow Ranger (Frost Arrows, Gust, Multishot, Marksmanship

E

  • Earth Spirit (Boulder Smash, Rolling Boulder, Geomagnetic Grip, Stone Remnant, Magnetize
  • Earthshaker (Fissure, Enchant Totem, Aftershock, Echo Slam
  • Elder Titan (Echo Stomp, Astral Spirit, Natural Order, Earth Split
  • Ember Spirit (Searing Chains, Slight of Fist, Flame Guard, Fire Remnant
  • Enchantress (Impetus, Enchant, Nature’s Attendants, Untouchable
  • Enigma (Malefice, Demonic Conversion, Midnight Pulse, Black Hole

F

  • Faceless Void (Time Walk, Time Dilation, Time Lock, Chronosphere)  

G

  • Grimstroke (Stroke of Fate, Phantom’s Embrace, Ink Swell, Soulbind
  • Gyrocopter (Rocket Barrage, Homing Missile, Flak Cannon, Call Down

H

  • Hoodwink (Acorn Shot, Bushwhack, Scurry, Sharpshooter
  • Huskar (Inner Fire, Burning Spear, Berserker’s Blood, Life Break

I

  • Invoker (Quas, Vex, Exort, Invoke
  • Io (Tether, Spirits, Overcharge, Relocate

J

  • Jakiro (Dual Breath, Ice Path, Liquid Fire, Macropyre
  • Juggernaut (Blade Furry, Healing Ward, Blade Dance, Omnislash

K

  • Keeper of the Light (Illuminate, Solar Bind, Chakra Magic, Spirit Form
  • Kunkka (Torrent, Tidebringer, X Marks the Spot, Ghostship

L

  • Legion Commander (Overwhelming Odds, Press the Attack, Moment of Courage, Duel)
  • Leshrac (Split Earth, Diabolic Edict, Lightning Storm, Pulse Nova
  • Lich (Frost Blast, Frost Shield, Sinister Gaze, Chain Frost
  • Life Stealer (Rage, Feast, Ghoul Frenzy, Infest
  • Lina (Dragon Slave, Light Strike Array, Fiery Soul, Laguna Blade
  • Lion (Earth Spike, Hex, Mana Drain, Finger of Death
  • Lone Druid (Summon Spirit Bear, Spirit Link, Savage Roar, True Form
  • Luna (Lucent Beam, Moon Glaives, Lunar Blessing, Eclipse
  • Lycan (Summon Wolves, Howl, Feral Impulse, Shapeshift

M

  • Magnus (Shockwave, Empower, Skewer, Reverse Polarity
  • Mars (Spear of Mars, God’s Rebuke, Bulwark, Arena of Blood
  • Medusa (Split Shot, Mystic Snake, Mana Shield, Stone Gaze
  • Meepo (Earth Bind, Poof, Ransack, Divided We Stand
  • Mirana (Starstorm, Sacred Arrow, Leap, Moonlight Shadow
  • Monkey King (Boundless Strike, Tree Dance, Jingu Mastery, Mischief, Wukong’s Command
  • Morphling (Waveform, Adaptive Strike, Attribute Shift, Morph

N

  • Naga Siren (Mirror Image, Ensnare, Rip Tide, Song of the Siren
  • Nature’s Prophet (Sprout, Teleportation, Nature’s Call, Wrath of Nature
  • Necrophos (Death Pulse, Ghost Shroud, Heartstopper Aura, Reaper’s Scythe
  • Night Stalker (Void, Crippling Fear, Hunter in the Night, Dark Ascension
  • Nyx Assassin (Impale, Mana Burn, Spiked Carapace, Vendetta

O

  • Ogre Magi (Fireblast, Ignite, Bloodlust, Multicast
  • Omniknight (Purification, Heavily Grace, Degen Aura, Guardian Angel
  • Oracle (Fortune’s End, Fate’s Edict, Purifying Flames, False Promise
  • Outworld Destroyer (Arcane Orb, Astral Imprisonment, Essence Flux, Sanity’s Eclipse
  • Pangolier (Swashbuckle, Shield Crash, Lucky Shot, Rolling Thunder
  • Phantom Assassin (Stifling Dagger, Phantom Strike, Blur, Coup de Grace
  • Phantom Lancer (Spirit Lance, Doppelganger, Phantom Rush, Juxtapose
  • Phoenix (Icarus Dive, Fire Spirits, Sun Ray, Supernova
  • Puck (Illusory Orb, Waning Rift, Phase Shift, Dream Coil
  • Pudge (Meat Hook, Rot, Flesh Heap, Dismember
  • Pugna (Nether Blast, Decrepify, Nether Ward, Life Drain
  • Queen of Pain (Shadow Strike, Blink, Scream of Pain, Sonic Wave

R

  • Razor (Plasma Field, Static Link, Storm Surge, Eye of the Storm
  • Riki (Smoke Screen, Blink Strike, Tricks of the Trade, Cloak and Dagger
  • Rubick (Telekinesis, Fade Bolt, Arcane Supremacy, Spell Steal

S

  • Sand King (Burrowstrike, Sand Storm, Caustic Finale, Epicenter
  • Shadow Demon (Disruption, Soul Catcher, Shadow Poison, Demonic Purge
  • Shadow Fiend (Shadowraze, Necromastery, Presence of the Dark Lord, Requiem of Souls
  • Shadow Shaman (Ether Shock, Hex, Shackles, Mass Serpent Ward
  • Silencer (Arcane Curse, Glaives of Wisdom, Last Word, Global Silence
  • Skywrath Mage (Arcane Bolt, Concussive Shot, Ancient Seal, Mystic Flare
  • Slardar (Guardian Sprint, Slithereen Crush, Bash of the Deep, Corrosive Haze
  • Slark (Dark Pact, Pounce, Essence Shift, Shadow Dance
  • Snapfire (Scatterblast, Firesnap Cookie, Lil’ Shredder, Mortimer Kisses
  • Sniper (Shrapnel, Headshot, Take Aim, Assassinate
  • Spectre (Spectral Dagger, Desolate, Dispersion, Haunt
  • Spirit Breaker (Charge of Darkness, Bulldoze, Greater Bash, Nether Strike
  • Storm Spirit (Static Remnant, Electric Vortex, Overload, Ball Lightning
  • Sven (Storm Hammer, Great Cleave, Warcry, God’s Strength

T

  • Techies (Proximity Mines, Stasis Trap, Blast Off!, Remote Mines
  • Templar Assassin (Refraction, Meld, Psi Blades, Trap
  • Terrorblade (Reflection, Conjure Image, Metamorphosis, Sunder
  • Tidehunter (Gush, Kraken Shell, Anchor Smash, Ravage
  • Timbersaw (Whirling Death, Timber Chain, Reactive Armor, Chakram
  • Tinker (Laser, Heat-Seeking Missile, March of the Machines, Rearm
  • Tiny (Avalanche, Toss, Tree Grab, Grow)
  • Treant Protector (Nature’s Grasp, Lich Seed, Living Armor, Nature’s Guise, Overgrowth
  • Troll Warlord (Berserker’s Rage, Whirling Axes, Fervor, Battle Trance)
  • Tusk (Ice Shards, Snowball, Tag Team, Walrus PUNCH!

U

  • Underlord (Firestorm, Pit of Malice, Atrophy Aura, Dark Rift
  • Undying (Decay, Soul Rip, Tombstone, Flesh Golem
  • Ursa (Earthshock, Overpower, Fury Swipes, Enrage

V

  • Vengeful Spirit (Magic Missile, Wave of Terror, Vengeance Aura, Nether Swap
  • Venomancer (Venomous Gale, Poison Sting, Plague Ward, Poison Nova
  • Viper (Poison Attack, Nethertoxin, Corrosive Skin, Viper Strike
  • Visage (Grave Chill, Soul Assumption, Gravekeeper’s Cloak, Summon Familiars
  • Void Spirit (Aether Remnant, Dissimilate, Resonant Pulse, Astral Step

W

  • Warlock (Fatal Bonds, Shadow Word, Upheaval, Chaotic Offering
  • Weaver (The Swarm, Shukuchi, Geminate Attack, Time Lapse
  • Windranger (Shackleshot, Powershot, Windrun, Focus Fire)
  • Winter Wyvern (Arctic Burn, Splinter Blast, Cold Embrace, Winter’s Curse
  • Witch Doctor (Paralyzing Cask, Voodoo Restoration, Maledict, Death Ward
  • Wraith King (Wraithfire Blast, Vampiric Spirit, Mortal Strike, Reincarnation

Z

  • Zeus (Arc Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Static Field, Thundergod’s Wrath

Dota 2 heroes based on their roles

As you well know, each Dota 2 hero has a specific role during the game. Some of them are support, and others are great for mid or offlane. A small percentage of heroes can be played as carries. 

Depending on how you’re utilizing heroes, you can get variable results. For a while, hero compositions with 4 or 5 pushers were extremely popular. On the other hand, if you check some of the pubs, you will notice a lot of games with 3 or more carries. 

We can differentiate 9 roles (or characteristics) in total: Support, Carry, Initiator, Escape, Pusher, Disabler, Durable, Jungler, Nuker. 

Top 15 Support heroes 

Shadow Shaman, Oracle, Dazzle, Omniknight, Crystal Maiden, Bane, Ancient Apparition, Lich, Keeper of the Light, Warlock, Witch Doctor, Rubick, Ogre Mage, Treant Protector, Phoenix 

Top 15 Carry heroes 

Anti-Mage, Clinkz, Phantom Lancer, Phantom Assasin, Sven, Spectre, Terrorblade, Morphling, Naga Siren, Juggernaut, Faceless Void, Arc Warden, Legion Commander, Tinker, Slark

Top 15 Initiator heroes 

Earthshaker, Sand King, Tidehunter, Slardar, Lion, Legion Commander, Tiny, Axe, Centaur Warruner, Clockwork, Magnus, Puck, Batrider, Brewmaster, Storm Spirit 

Top 15 Escape heroes 

Puck, Queen of Pain, Anti-Mage, Weaver, Void Spirit, Slark, Ember Spirit, Clinkz, Morphling, Storm Spirit, Broodmother, Invoker, Hoodwink, Centaur Warruner, Slardar 

Top 15 Pusher heroes 

Death Prophet, Leshrac, Shadow Shaman, Pugna, Lone Druid, Lycan, Nature’s Prophet, Dragon Knight, Visage, Broodmother, Beastmaster, Luna, Meepo, Jakiro, Warlock

Top 15 Disabler heroes 

Lion, Shadow Shaman, Enigma, Bane, Puck, Earthshaker, Legion Commander, Winter Wyvern, Grimstroke, Invoker, Disruptor, Brewmaster, Elder Titan, Kunkka, Silencer

Top 15 Durable heroes 

Abaddon, Brewmaster, Centaur Warruner, Bristleback, Chaos Knight, Dragon Knight, Huskar, Viper, Wraith King, Undying, Timbersaw, Tidehunter, Lifestealer, Slardar, Sven 

Top 15 Jungle heroes 

Chen, Axe, Batrider, Nature’s Prophet, Enigma, Enchantress, Lifestealer, Bloodseeker, Ursa, Keeper of the Light, Crystal Maiden, Venomancer, Tidehunter, Sand King, Mirana  

Top 15 Nuker heroes 

Lion, Lina, Luna, Queen of Pain, Zeus, Skywrath Mage, Timbersaw, Leshrac, Tinker, Invoker, Techies, Shadow Fiend, Oracle, Visage, Necrophos

Keep in mind that these roles are often exchangeable. They might also vary based on a patch. Depending on a specific patch and meta, certain heroes will be more or less popular. 

Valve loves to shake things up from time to time, making the game always exciting. 

Dota 2 heroes based on their primary attribute 

As you well know, we can categorize all heroes based on 3 primary attributes: Strength, Agility, and Intelligence. Here is the total number of heroes based on their primarily attribute:

  • 40 Strength heroes
  • 38 Agility heroes
  • 43 Intelligence heroes 

Depending on the hero’s primary attribute, they can vary a bit in terms of their characteristics. For example, strength heroes will have the highest health pool, agility heroes will have the highest armor, and intelligence heroes will have the higher mana pool.