Invoker/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Anti-Mage
  • Anti-Mage's mobility and magical resistance make him nearly impossible to kill alone.
  • Invoker's spells cost a lot of mana while Invoker himself has a lot of mana, that means Invoker and his team is very vulnerable to Anti-Mage's Mana Void icon.png Mana Void which can do a ton of damage.
  • Blink (Anti-Mage) icon.png Blink allows Anti-Mage to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.
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Doom
  • Doom will completely take Invoker out of a fight, which is especially harmful as Invoker is a core hero.
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Faceless Void
  • Time Dilation icon.png Time Dilation prevents Invoker from furtherly invoking for the entire duration of the buff, as well as massively slowing Invoker based on the large amount of spells he has.
  • Time Walk icon.png Time Walk will completely negate Invoker's combo damage.
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Nyx Assassin
  • Nyx Assassin takes advantage of Invoker's massive intelligence gains and mana pool to do tons of damage using Mana Burn icon.png Mana Burn, as the spell does more damage based on the target's intelligence. This also combos well with Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage.
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Queen of Pain
  • Queen of Pain usually outlanes Invoker, giving her team a significant early game advantage while Invoker is still farming.
  • Blink (Queen of Pain) icon.png Blink allows Queen of Pain to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.
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Silencer
  • Invoker is heavily dependent on his spells, making him useless during Global Silence icon.png Global Silence, as well as interrupting Invoker during his combo.
  • Arcane Curse icon.png Arcane Curse is particularly deadly, because Invoker will continuously lose health if he keeps invoking and casting new spells.
  • Last Word icon.png Last Word will silence Invoker when he casts Invoke icon.png Invoke, interrupting his combo.
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Storm Spirit
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Templar Assassin
  • Templar Assassin can easily counters Invoker last hitting process in the early game with Refraction icon.png Refraction. Refraction also negates the stun from Cold Snap icon.png Cold Snap, since it will need to deal damage in order to apply its stun.
  • Additionally, Refraction completely blocks damage from Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strike should Invoker try to finish her off, provided she activate Refraction beforehand.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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Legion Commander
  • Invoker's spells will disable and destroy Legion Commander while she's locked in a Duel icon.png Duel.
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Medusa
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Nature's Prophet
  • Sprout icon.png Sprout can help set up Invokers spells.
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Tinker
  • Tinker is relatively helpless against Invoker, as his Rearm icon.png Rearm and Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel can be easily interrupted by Invoker's long range disables, even if he blinks away.
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Wraith King
  • EMP icon.png EMP allows Invoker to burn Wraith King's Mana to prevent Reincarnation icon.png Reincarnation from triggering (Only until Wraith King gets his level 25 talent).

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Works well with...[edit]

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Bloodseeker
  • Thirst icon.png Thirst reveals enemies at low health across the entire map, making it easy for Invoker to land a Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strike.
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Dark Seer
  • Vacuum icon.png Vacuum is a good way to pull enemies into Invoker's AoE spells.
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Disruptor
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Faceless Void
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Legion Commander
  • Legion Commander benefits greatly from Alacrity icon.png Alacrity during Duel icon.png Duel.
  • With global Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strike, Invoker can help Legion Commander win Duel icon.png Duels anywhere on the map.

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