Dark Seer/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Dark Seer's strength lies in his high-mana cost skills. Mana Break icon.png Mana Break Gets rid of his mana (ergo, he can neither use Surge icon.png Surge to escape, nor any of his offensive skills to fight).
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Ember Spirit
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Keeper of the Light
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  • Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle can remove Dark Seer's Ion Shell and/or Surge by casting Fortune's End icon.png Fortune's End. This makes any gank attempt on Dark Seer in the laning phase very likely to succeed.
  • Fate's Edict icon.png Fate's Edict prevents all magical damage that comes from Dark Seer's abilities.
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  • A Sniper who is somewhat competent at positioning will never be hit by any of Dark Seer's spells thanks to Take Aim icon.png Take Aim.


  • Dark Seer relies on surge for most of his mobility, so he's not very vulnerable to slows, but much more to root effects and walls or psedo-walls such as Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor's Kinetic Field icon.png Kinetic Field or Slark minimap icon.png Slark's Pounce icon.png Pounce.
  • Dark Seer's only disable is Vacuum. Though he starts off with high armor and health, he'll eventually have a hard time dealing with high mobility heroes such as Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver or Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain, either killing them or escaping from them.


Good against...[edit]

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Templar Assassin
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Treant Protector


  • Heroes that rely on illusions will suffer against Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell, which kills them very quickly: Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer, Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight, Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo.
    • Heroes that rely on illusions typically spawn very strong illusions inside your Wall of Replica that you should use against them or their team.
  • Melee heroes have a hard time laning against Dark Seer because of Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell

Works well with...[edit]

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Bounty Hunter
  • Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell on Bounty Hunter allows Bounty Hunter to do a lot of damage while staying invisible.
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Elder Titan
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  • Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell on Riki allows him to do a lot of damage whilst staying invisible.
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  • Dark Seer's Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell along with Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive gives both Luna and Dark Seek big advantage to farm, while Surge icon.png Surge gives Luna bonus movement speed to escape pursuits or to chase fleeing heroes, Vacuum icon.png Vacuum is also a good setup for Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
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  • Since Sven minimap icon.png Sven's Storm Hammer icon.png Storm Hammer can stun enemies in a small area, Dark Seer can use his Vacuum icon.png Vacuum to pull enemies into the spot allowing Storm Hammer icon.png Storm Hammer to hit all enemies at the very spot.
  • Sven can kill heroes that got pulled together by Vacuum icon.png Vacuum very quickly due to his Great Cleave icon.png Great Cleave
  • Surge is a partial solution to Sven's early game lack of mobility allowing him to close in on his targets with ease.
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