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Bad against...[edit]

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Brewmaster
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Doom
  • Doom ability icon.png Doom turns Omniknight into a walking creep, or completely takes out his buffed cores.
  • Doom also has access to Satyr Banisher's Purge (Satyr Banisher) icon.png Purge, which leaves enemies to few item counter builds or plays mistakes.
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Invoker
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Luna
  • Even if Eclipse icon.png Eclipse is blocked by Repel, it won't be blocked by Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel, allowing Luna to finish off Omniknight's team while her team focuses on a single Repel icon.png Repelled enemy.
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Naga Siren
  • Song of the Siren icon.png Song of the Siren can be used to time out Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel, giving Naga Siren's team an easy opportunity to counter-initiate.
  • Since Song of the Siren icon.png Song of the Siren doesn't affect magic immune units, it can be used to disable the rest of Omniknight's team while her team focuses on a single Repel icon.png Repelled enemy.
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Oracle
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Outworld Devourer
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Razor
  • Unstable Current icon.png Unstable Current will purge Omniknight's buffs from any ally who casts a single target spell against Razor.
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Rubick
  • All of Omniknight's abilities are valuable for Rubick to Spell Steal icon.png Spell Steal, and Omniknight has no throwaway ability to cover his last used spell.
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Shadow Demon
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Silencer
  • Global Silence icon.png Global Silence takes Omniknight out of the fight completely.
  • Glaives of Wisdom icon.png Glaives of Wisdom are a great harass vs Omniknight during the laning stages of the game, since it doesn't aggro creeps & ignores his high base armor. It deals pure damage, which means it can also go through Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel.
  • Silencer's intelligence steal can also cause Omniknight to falter in the early phases as it reduces his ability to use his spells.

Others[edit]

  • In general, heroes with large magical AoE damage will fare well against Omniknight: Lich minimap icon.png Lich, Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition, Jakiro minimap icon.png Jakiro, Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor, etc..
  • Omniknight's teamfight impact is greatly reduced by heroes who can pierce his defensive buffs with disables, such as: Black Hole icon.png Black Hole, Reverse Polarity icon.png Reverse Polarity, Primal Roar icon.png Primal Roar, etc.
  • Omniknight's is vulnerable during the laning stage. Heroes such as Viper minimap icon.png Viper and Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer can easily harass Omniknight out of a lane with their ranged slows and poison damage. Other heroes that pose a great threat are heroes with disables, such as Lion minimap icon.png Lion or Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin, who can easily render Omniknight helpless, while also depleting his low mana pool.
  • Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster's Storm from his ultimate, Primal Split icon.png Primal Split, allows Brewmaster to purge Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel from Omniknight's entire team with ease, completely negating his ultimate.

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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Axe
  • Omniknight's healing prevents allies from dropping low enough for Culling Blade icon.png Culling Blade; however, it can still go through all his buffs.
  • Axe also enjoys getting close to allied heroes in order to damage them with his Counter Helix icon.png Counter Helix, which can easily be punished by Purification or Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel.
  • Although Omniknight can easily deal with Axe in the later stages of the game, during the laning stages Axe can easily punish a support Omniknight.
  • Caution though, Omniknight's melee and short cast ranges make him an easy target for Berserker's Call icon.png Berserker's Call, which can easily turn the tide for the enemy.
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Chaos Knight
  • Phantasm icon.png Phantasms can be easily killed with Purification icon.png Purification.
  • Choas Knight's only defense against Omniknight, is being able to finish him off before he can get any spells off.
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Death Prophet
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Juggernaut
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Legion Commander
  • Duel icon.png Duel is an excellent chance for Omniknight to use Purification icon.png Purification.
  • Guardian Angel wastes Duel icon.png Duel's duration entirely.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes that rely strongly on melee physical damage will fare badly against Omniknight's Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel.
  • Most heroes that rely heavily on magic damage and have low movement speed or mobility will have trouble against Omniknight, as he can slow them down with Degen Aura icon.png Degen Aura. Repel will also defend initiators against magical nukes.

Works well with...[edit]

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Clockwerk
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Crystal Maiden
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Keeper of the Light
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Pudge
  • A successful Meat Hook icon.png Meat Hook is an easy set-up for a Purification icon.png Purification.
  • Omniknight can also negate the self-damage of Rot icon.png Rot with Repel icon.png Repel. Use Repel icon.png Repel on an enemy Pudge to prevent them from denying themself.
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Phantom Assassin
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Shadow Fiend
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Storm Spirit

Others[edit]

  • Omniknight works well with all heroes, although during the laning stages it's best to pair him with allies who can do most of the work or handle themselves without him, since he offers little to nothing during this stage.
  • In general, heroes that can blink into enemy formations gives Omniknight an opening to use Purification icon.png Purification offensively.
  • Heroes that need a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar for spell immunity enjoy having Omniknight as an ally as he can either provide them more space to build the item, or allowing the would-be slot to be given to another item.