Bloodseeker/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Abaddon
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Dazzle
  • Shallow Grave prevents Bloodseeker from replenishing his health by finishing off enemies.
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Ember Spirit
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Faceless Void
  • Time Walk negates Rupture's damage.
  • Chronosphere prevents Bloodseeker from running down and picking off weak enemies during teamfights.
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Medusa
  • Mana Shield makes it very difficult for Bloodseeker to gain his Thirst bonuses.
  • Rupture rarely kills Medusa through Mana Shield.
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Morphling
  • Waveform ignores Rupture's damage, letting Morphling escape unharmed.
  • Attribute Shift (Agility Gain) makes it very hard for Bloodseeker to kill Morphling or gain his Thirst bonuses, since Morphling can use it to sustain damage while trading attacks when Ruptured.
  • Morph can be used to turn Morphling into Bloodseeker, and let him chase down enemies with low health.
  • Morphling usually builds Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere, which blocks Rupture.
  • Morphling usually builds Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade, which can be used to turn himself or an ally ethereal, with which you can avoid Bloodseeker's attacks.
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Omniknight
  • Guardian Angel's near invulnerability denies Bloodseeker the bonuses from Thirst, preventing him from gaining the upper hand in teamfights.
  • Purification's pure damage makes it hard for Bloodseeker to pursue enemies, and prevents him from replenishing his health by finishing off enemies.
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Storm Spirit
  • Storm Spirit is invulnerable during Ball Lightning, allowing him to zip away from any ganking attempts with Rupture.
  • Ball Lightning also prevents Bloodseeker from chasing down an injured Storm Spirit, or catching him in Blood Rite.
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Techies
  • Well planted Proximity Mines can lure Bloodseeker to his death during ganking attempts.
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Tinker
  • Laser blinds Bloodseeker, preventing him from getting last hits and denies during the laning stage and preventing him from finishing off enemies.
  • Tinker always buys Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel, helping him escape Bloodseeker's early ganks.
  • Tinker's heavy magical damage will burst down Bloodseeker during the early to mid game, as he has little health.
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Troll Warlord
  • Berserker's Rage will repeatedly stun Bloodseeker in a one-on-one fight.
  • Whirling Axes (Melee) blinds Bloodseeker, causing him to miss 60% of the time, and therefore reduces his ability to gain the upper hand in teamfights.
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Underlord
  • Damage reduction from Atrophy Aura prevents Bloodseeker from killing targets and gaining his Thirst bonuses.
  • Pit of Malice's area of effect catches Bloodseeker easily, negating his speed bonus during teamfights.
  • Dark Rift allows Underlord to transport Ruptured allies to the fountain, rendering it useless.
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Wraith King
  • Reincarnation makes Wraith King nearly impossible to gank with Rupture.
  • Vampiric Aura restores Wraith King's health, reducing the effect of Thirst.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll will often prevent Bloodseeker's ganking attempts, as he has no disables to interrupt it.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can reflect damage from Rupture. Strength heroes with mobility skills such as Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk or Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Centaur Warrunner can reflect large amounts of damage when Ruptured.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere prevents Rupture, although Bloodseeker can use Bloodrage first to break the passive.
  • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard lowers Bloodseeker's damage, making it difficult for his Thirst bonus to kick in.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque's health regeneration reduces Thirst's effectiveness.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb reflects Rupture and Bloodrage.

Good against...[edit]

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Anti-Mage
  • Blood Rite prevents Anti-Mage from escaping with Blink.
  • Blink will trigger the damage from Rupture.
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Clinkz
  • Skeleton Walk is not enough to outrun Bloodseeker, and is detected by Thirst.
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Huskar
  • Huskar is often at low health, providing large Thirst bonuses.
  • Blood Rite and Rupture deal pure damage, which is unaffected by Berserker's Blood.
  • Life Break triggers Rupture's damage.
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Lycan
  • Rupture completely negates Lycan's high mobility.
  • All of Lycan's summons are good sources of healing with Bloodrage.
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Meepo
  • Every Meepo clone adds to Thirst's bonuses.
  • Bloodseeker can chase down retreating clones when Meepo tries to cycle weaker clones away from combat.
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Riki
  • Thirst detects Riki whenever his health is low.
  • Rupture does large damage when Riki uses Blink Strike.
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Slark
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Sniper
  • Sniper's lack of mobility and escape mechanisms makes him one of the easier heroes for Bloodseeker to gank.
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Timbersaw
  • Rupture and Blood Rite locks down Timbersaw, preventing him from escaping with Timber Chain. However, Timbersaw may reflect a good deal of damage with Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail.
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Weaver
  • Shukuchi will trigger extra damage from Rupture.
  • Shukuchi's invisibility is detected by Thirst.
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Windranger
  • Windrun triggers the damage from Rupture.

Others[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

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Ancient Apparition
  • Ice Blast is very helpful when Bloodseeker is ganking, as Rupture discourages the target from moving out of Ice Blast's impact radius.
  • Thirst gives Ancient Apparition to vision to accurately target Ice Blast on retreating enemies, especially before they reach the Fountain.
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Batrider
  • Flaming Lasso allows Batrider to drag Ruptured victims to deal more damage.
  • Sticky Napalm's slow stacks give Bloodseeker more time to chase down fleeing enemies.
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Bounty Hunter
  • Thirst's speed and detection allows Bloodseeker to efficiently chase down Tracked foes and claim their bounty.
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Earthshaker
  • Echo Slam's initiation increases the bonuses from Thirst.
  • Earthshaker's many stuns help lock down targets for Bloodseeker.
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Earth Spirit
  • Boulder Smashing Ruptured enemies will force them to take heavy damage.
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Invoker
  • Thirst gives global vision of all low health enemies, helping Invoker land easy Sun Strikes throughout the game.
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Jakiro
  • Rupture forces enemies to choose between standing in Jakiro's Macropyre, or moving and taking damage from Rupture.
  • Ice Path's long range stops Ruptured enemies to from teleporting away, or moving out of Blood Rite's radius.
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Magnus
  • Skewer moves Ruptured enemy, dealing heavy damage.
  • Reverse Polarity sets up Blood Rite, damaging and silencing all enemies in the area.
  • Empower helps Bloodseeker score last hits and farm effectively throughout the game.
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Nature's Prophet
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Phoenix
  • Initiations with Icarus Dive and Supernova significantly increases the bonuses from Thirst before a fight.
  • Bloodrage increases magic damage from all of Phoenix's AoE abilities.
  • Rupture prevent targets from fleeing of Supernova's AoE range and subsequent stun, which sets up Bloodseeker to cast Blood Rite.
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Queen of Pain
  • Initiations with Sonic Wave and Scream of Pain significantly increases the bonuses from Thirst before a fight.
  • Bloodseeker can also increase Queen of Pain's nuke damage with Bloodrage.
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Venomancer
  • Venomancer's area nuke damage can be greatly increased with Bloodrage.
  • Venomancer's slows makes it easier for Bloodseeker to chase down dying enemies.
  • Venomancer's health degenerating abilities gives Bloodseeker multiple, continuous sources to gain his Thirst bonuses.
    • Enemies who drop to low health will become visible through Thirst.
    • Poison Nova, being non-fatal, allows Bloodseeker to maximize Thirst's benefits even after most enemies have retreated.
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Warlock
  • Fatal Bonds compounds damage taken by the enemy and works at any distance, therefore greatly increasing Thirst's bonuses and helps Bloodseeker chase down fleeing targets.
  • Warlock's disables allow Bloodseeker to land Blood Rite and deal massive damage thanks to Fatal Bonds.
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Zeus
  • Bloodseeker can increase Zeus' damage with Bloodrage, which can greatly lower the enemy's health with Thundergod's Wrath before an engagement.
  • Zeus' magical nukes greatly increases the bonus damage from Thirst.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

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