Chaos Knight/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Brewmaster
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Dragon Knight
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Earthshaker
  • Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam will deal colossal amount of damage to your army, as will Fissure icon.png Fissure at lower levels.
  • The area stuns from Aftershock icon.png Aftershock will always slow down your illusions, since they can't have Spell Immunity.
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Enigma
  • Black Hole icon.png Black Hole usually catches Chaos Knight with all his illusions.
  • Midnight Pulse icon.png Midnight Pulse deals damage based on max health, quickly killing Phantasm illusions.
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Jakiro
  • Ice Path icon.png Ice Path and Macropyre icon.png Macropyre punish Reality Rift with a long stun and heavy damage across all illusions.
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Magnus
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Omniknight
  • Purification icon.png Purification heals a teammate targeted by Reality Rift and heavily damages Chaos Knight and his illusions.
  • Repel icon.png Repel prevents pick-offs via Reality Rift (barring level 25 Talent) and Chaos Bolt.
  • Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel blocks Chaos Knight's damage output.
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Sand King
  • Sand King's massive area damage output, particularly Epicenter icon.png Epicenter, allows him to quickly take down Chaos Knight and his illusions.
  • He can apply Caustic Finale icon.png Caustic Finale to illusions with attacks for extra damage.
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Pugna
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Sven
  • Sven's shorter cast time allows him to Storm Hammer icon.png Storm Hammer Chaos Knight and his illusions before he can cast Chaos Bolt.
  • Warcry icon.png Warcry's armor bonus counteracts Reality Rift and reduces Chaos Knight's damage output.
  • Great Cleave icon.png Great Cleave and God's Strength icon.png God's Strength devastate Phantasm illusions.
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Tidehunter
  • Ravage icon.png Ravage damages and disables Chaos Knight's army.
  • Anchor Smash icon.png Anchor Smash deals respectable area damage at early levels and debuffs Chaos Knight's damage.
  • Kraken Shell icon.png Kraken Shell removes Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift while providing protection from damage.
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Timbersaw
  • Strong area damage, particularly from Chakram icon.png Chakram, lets Timbersaw clear out illusions quickly.
  • Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor quickly builds stacks against Phantasm illusions, making Timbersaw hard to kill.
  • Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain allows Timbersaw to escape while surrounded.
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Winter Wyvern
  • Cold Embrace icon.png Cold Embrace protects targets of Reality Rift.
  • Winter's Curse icon.png Winter's Curse turns Phantasm illusions against Chaos Knight or a teammate.
  • Splinter Blast icon.png Splinter Blast deals decent area damage to Phantasm illusions.
  • Arctic Burn icon.png Arctic Burn's percentage-based damage quickly wears down Chaos Knight's health.

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Items[edit]

  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard provides armor and a negative attack speed aura, reducing the damage output of Chaos Knight and his illusions, and can slow and damage them with Arctic Blast.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail is a great item when timed right to destroy all the illusions instantly and it does a great job in countering Chaos Knight's high damage output in general.
  • Butterfly icon.png Butterfly and Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest allow heroes to evade Chaos Knight's attacks, reducing his damage output.
  • Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter and Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade prevent Chaos Knight from focusing down a target by turning it ethereal.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style creates illusions that can make it difficult for Chaos Knight to initiate on the real hero.

Good against...[edit]

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Bounty Hunter
  • Phantasm dispels Track icon.png Track, and the illusions make it difficult to Track the real Chaos Knight.
  • Bounty Hunter is fragile and can easily be killed by Reality Rift.
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Huskar
  • Berserker's Blood icon.png Berserker's Blood and Inner Vitality icon.png Inner Vitality are of little use against Chaos Knight's physical burst damage.
  • Phantasm and Reality Rift can be used to counter-initiate against Life Break icon.png Life Break.
  • Chaos Bolt locks down Huskar for an easy kill.
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Lone Druid
  • Reality Rift lets Chaos Knight bypass the Spirit Bear and jump on Lone Druid.
  • The Spirit Bear's lack of scaling means it dies quickly to Chaos Knight during the late-game.
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Pudge
  • Phantasm illusions make it difficult to land Meat Hook icon.png Meat Hook and Dismember icon.png Dismember.
  • Chaos Strike's lifesteal offsets Rot icon.png Rot's damage.
  • Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift both interrupt Dismember icon.png Dismember with a comparatively low cooldown.
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Silencer
  • Casting Phantasm before a fight minimizes the disruption from Global Silence icon.png Global Silence.
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Slark
  • Dark Pact icon.png Dark Pact is minimally effective against Phantasms, and Slark lacks area damage otherwise.
  • Pounce icon.png Pounce can be counteracted by Reality Rift.
  • Slark is naturally frail and dies quickly to Chaos Knight's burst damage before he can build Essence Shift icon.png Essence Shift stacks.
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Techies
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Ursa
  • Ursa cannot effectively fight against Phantasm illusions with his single-target damage.
  • Chaos Bolt's long stun gives Ursa little opportunity to Enrage icon.png Enrage.
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Viper
  • As Viper focuses on single-target damage, he has trouble fighting off Phantasm illusions.
  • Reality Rift counteracts Viper's slows and reduces his durability.

Others[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

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Crystal Maiden
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Huskar
  • Berserker's Blood icon.png Berserker's Blood gives Huskar high magic resistance, countering Chaos Knight's weakness to area-of-effect spell damage.
  • Chaos Knight can deal with single-target physical damage, which would otherwise shut down Huskar.
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Keeper of the Light
  • In lane, Mana Leak icon.png Mana Leak can set up Chaos Knight's spells or remove the enemy's mana and prevent them from threatening Chaos Knight.
  • Chakra Magic icon.png Chakra Magic solves Chaos Knight's mana issues.
  • Chaos Bolt provides setup for Illuminate icon.png Illuminate.
  • The heal from Illuminate icon.png Illuminate Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. during daytime helps keep Phantasm illusions alive.
  • Recall icon.png Recall helps Chaos Knight get around the map and siege different lanes.
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Shadow Demon
  • Disruption icon.png Disruption can create two Chaos Knight illusions to inflict more damage on the enemy.
  • Disruption icon.png Disruption and Demonic Purge icon.png Demonic Purge allow Chaos Knight to more easily approach slippery enemies.
  • Reality Rift can set up Soul Catcher icon.png Soul Catcher, which in turn amplifies Chaos Knight's single-target damage.

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