Necrophos/Counters

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Bad against...[edit | edit source]

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Ancient Apparition
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Anti-Mage
  • Spell Shield icon.png Spell Shield​ makes it very hard for Necrophos to kill Anti-Mage with Reaper's Scythe.
  • Blink (Anti-Mage) icon.png Blink​ allows Anti-Mage to easily engage or disengage, since Necrophos has no form of crowd control outside of his ultimate.
  • As with most low-mobility intelligence heroes, Anti-Mage can kill Necrophos easily with Mana Break icon.png Mana Break​ and Mana Void icon.png Mana Void​.
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Chaos Knight
  • Chaos Knight is a hero with extremely high HP who will often purchases items to further expand his HP pool.
  • His ultimate, Phantasm icon.png Phantasm​, spawns illusions that deal full damage. The HP items he builds will also make his illusions difficult to destroy for Necrophos.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar is a decently common item on the hero.
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Clinkz
  • Clinkz has high physical damage output that tears through Necrophos' low armor.
  • Death Pact icon.png Death Pact​ gives Clinkz enough extra health to make bursting him down difficult as Necrophos.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence is a core item on Clinkz. Silence severely hampers Necrophos' ability to fight.
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Juggernaut
  • Blade Fury icon.png Blade Fury​ blocks damage from Reaper's Scythe.
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Legion Commander
  • Necrophos is reliant on his spells to be effective. Duel silences Necrophos and forces him to attack Legion Commander for an extended time.
  • Legion Commander has many tools to keep herself healthy. She also has a generous health pool and buys items to enhance her durability.
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Meepo
  • Necrophos struggles at clearing away durable illusions or summons. Meepo can overwhelm Necrophos with his many duplicates, especially in the later stages of the game.
  • Meepo's high burst damage can make it difficult for to Necrophos to stay alive, as Necrophos excels in extended fights.
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Oracle
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Phantom Lancer
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade is a core item on Phantom Lancer. This combined with his numerous illusions allows him to rapidly deplete Necrophos' mana.
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Riki
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Rubick
  • If Rubick gets Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter and steals Reaper's Scythe, he can turn the situation around.

Others[edit | edit source]

  • Heroes like Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon​, Outworld Devourer icon.png Outworld Devourer​ and Dazzle icon.png Dazzle​ can protect their allies from being killed by Reaper's Scythe.
  • Long disables stop Necrophos from sustaining his health. He must cast repeatedly to be a force in engagements.
  • Any Silence is a good way to stop Necrophos, as he is slow and has little offensive presence without his spells.
  • Illusions make it difficult for Necrophos to target his Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe​ correctly.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Unless one has decreased respawn time in their talent tree, Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone is the only item to counter the additional respawn time when killed by Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe​. The counter is stronger as more Bloodstone charges are collected. You may also deny yourself before he gets to Scythe you.
  • The magic resistance given by Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape can easily foil a Reaper's Scythe, and the 1.5 second delay makes it easy for an alert player to cast Glimmer Cape on an ally that is about to be Scythed.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb reflects Reaper's Scythe back to Necrophos, but he doesn't take longer to respawn.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar for ignores damage from Reaper's Scythe, but you will still be stunned.
  • Unless Necrophos purchases other single-target items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos or Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon, Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere makes it impossible to cast Reaper's Scythe on his own.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence and Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn prevent casting.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse not only prevents casting; It's also a shutdown against escapes.
  • Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos makes Necrophos unable to escape, who already has low mobility.
  • Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge disables Death Pulse icon.png Death Pulse​'s passive and Heartstopper Aura icon.png Heartstopper Aura​. Already existing stacks of Death Pulse still provide bonus health and mana regeneration.
  • Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon becomes more damaging whenever Ghost Shroud icon.png Ghost Shroud​ is in use.

Good against...[edit | edit source]

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Morphling
  • Despite having Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere as a core item, Morphling cannot easily escape the Death Pulse and Reaper's Scythe combo with his Waveform icon.png Waveform​ or his Strength Gain.
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Pudge

Others[edit | edit source]

Works well with...[edit | edit source]

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Abaddon
  • The sustain and strong dispel from Abaddon helps keep Necrophos alive longer in fights, allowing a huge damage swing from heals, damage, and massive health removal from Heartstopper Aura.
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Axe
  • As long as Axe is able to keep an enemy in range of him, death will be swift as his abilities, especially his ultimate, synergize very well with Necrophos'.
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Legion Commander
  • Not only does Necrophos help end Duel icon.png Duel​ faster, they also both benefit from a Duel victory.
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Lina
  • High burst damage combined with Necrophos ultimate will take down most of heroes.
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Pugna
  • Decrepify icon.png Decrepify​ increases the damage Reaper's Scythe does, allowing Necrophos to kill enemies even quicker.
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Zeus
  • High burst damage combined with Necrophos ultimate will take down most of heroes.

Others[edit | edit source]

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