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Bad against...[edit]

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Axe
  • Berserker's Call icon.png Berserker's Call forces Broodmother to reveal herself, and can be used to clean up spiderlings.
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Alchemist
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Bristleback
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Bounty Hunter
  • Track icon.png Track keeps Broodmother visible to her enemies.
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Dark Seer
  • Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell zones out Broodmother in the lanining phase, and can kill her spiderlings if used on one spiderling in a group.
  • Vacuum icon.png Vacuum can pull Broodmother out of the treeline.
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Earthshaker
  • Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam will kill all of Broodmother's spiderlings, and deal tremendous damage as a result.
  • Fissure icon.png Fissure can find Broodmother when she retreats to the treeline.
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Ember Spirit
  • All of Ember Spirit's abilities will clean up spiderlings quickly, and can catch Broodmother in the trees.
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Legion Commander
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Meepo
  • Earthbind icon.png Earthbind easily catches spiderlings, and Poof icon.png Poof destroys them.
  • Broodmother's Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence will rarely kill Meepo, as he can simply cycle low health clones away.
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Shadow Fiend
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Storm Spirit
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Sven
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Timbersaw
  • Timbersaw's abilities destroys the trees that Broodmother hides in, and his AoE abilities make short work of her spiderlings.
  • Insatiable Hunger steals little damage from Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor.
  • Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain's high mobility makes Incapacitating Bite's slow irrelevant.
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Winter Wyvern
  • With enough spiderlings around her, Winter's Curse icon.png Winter's Curse can kill Broodmother by itself.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes that can detect invisibility will do well against Broodmother: Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus, Slardar minimap icon.png Slardar, Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker
  • Heroes with high mobility can chase down Broodmother when she escapes into the trees.
  • Heroes with area of effect nukes destroy Broodermother's spiderlings quickly.

Items[edit]

  • Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight detects Broodmother in her web.
  • Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward detects Broodmother, and can be placed in the treelines to set up an ambush.
  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, followed by a disabling ability, can catch Broodmother in the trees.
  • Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel intercepts Broodmother's split pushing attempts.
  • Vanguard icon.png Vanguard reduces damage from spiderlings.
  • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard greatly reduces damage from spiderlings.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance's Burn destroys spiderlings easily, and disables Broodmother's unobstructed movement.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade stops Broodmother from getting away.
  • Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury wipes out spiderlings quickly, and prevents them from surrounding a target.
  • Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom and Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir helps ranged heroes clear out spiderlings quickly.
  • Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon provides as moving source of True Sight to detect Broodmother if she runs into her webs.

Good against...[edit]

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Ancient Apparition
  • Ancient Apparitions has no means to escape from spiderlings.
  • Broodmother's move speed from Spin Web makes Ancient Apparition's abilities hard to hit, and the high regeneration make them not even worth the effort without killing Broodmother.
  • She can also force Ancient Apparition to waste his abilities by running him down, then backing off.
  • Incapacitating Bite makes attacks from Chilling Touch icon.png Chilling Touch miss.
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Chen
  • Chen's low mobility and lack of AoE abilities makes him an easy target for Broodmother and her spiderlings.
  • Broodmother can easily pick off Chen's creeps with Spawn Spiderlings, and by ambushing them through terrain in her web.
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Drow Ranger
  • Drow Ranger's lack of mobility makes her easy prey for Broodmother and her spiderlings.
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Enchantress
  • Enchantress' lack of AoE abilities allows Broodmother to swarm her with spiderlings.
  • Spawn Spiderlings can kill enchanted creeps.
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Nature's Prophet
  • Sprout icon.png Sprout cannot protect Nature's Prophet if Broodmother puts down a web.
  • Nature's Prophet's low mobility means he is defenseless against Incapacitating Bite.
  • Spiderlings absorb much of the damage from Wrath of Nature icon.png Wrath of Nature.
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Phantom Assassin
  • Phantom Assassin's single target abilities make her very helpless against swarms of spiderlings.
  • Because Phantom Assassin is always reliant on critical strikes, Broodmother will usually have enough time to use Spin Web to save herself.
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Sniper
  • Sniper is completely helpless against Incapacitating Bite, and can be seriously damaged by spiderlings in lane.
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Treant Protector

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail is ineffective because Broodmother will recover most of the reflected damage with Insatiable Hunger.

Works well with...[edit]

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Lifestealer
  • Infest icon.png Infest can surprise an enemy when used on a Broodmother hidden in her webs.
  • Open Wounds icon.png Open Wounds' lifesteal stacks with the lifesteal from Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger, meaning that Broodmother will steal more than 100% of the damage she deals. Together, this allows Broodmother and Lifestealer to win in outnumbered scenarios.
  • Broodmother often purchases Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering, whose lifesteal stacks with Lifestealer's abilities.
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Lycan
  • Howl icon.png Howl adds a damage bonus to Broodmother and her spiderlings, increasing their pushing ability. Because Howl icon.png Howl is a global ability, the two heroes can push different lanes simultaneously.