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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Shallow Grave icon.png 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 icon.png Time Walk negates Rupture's damage.
  • Chronosphere icon.png Chronosphere prevents Bloodseeker from running down and picking off weak enemies during teamfights.
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  • Mana Shield icon.png Mana Shield makes it very difficult for Bloodseeker to gain his Thirst bonuses.
  • Rupture rarely kills Medusa through Mana Shield icon.png Mana Shield.
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  • Morph both icon.png Morph makes it very hard for Bloodseeker to kill Morphling, or gain his Thirst bonuses.
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform is one of the few movement abilities that ignores Rupture's damage.
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  • Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel's near invulnerability denies Bloodseeker the bonuses from Thirst, preventing him from gaining the upper hand in teamfights.
  • Purification icon.png 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 icon.png Ball Lightning, allowing him to zip away from any ganking attempts with Rupture.
  • Ball Lightning icon.png Ball Lightning also prevents Bloodseeker from chasing down an injured Storm Spirit, or catching him in Blood Rite.
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  • Well planted Land Mines can lure Bloodseeker to his death during ganking attempts.
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Troll Warlord
  • Berserker's Rage icon.png Berserker's Rage will repeatedly stun Bloodseeker in a one-on-one fight.
  • Whirling Axes (Melee) icon.png 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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  • Damage reduction from Atrophy Aura icon.png Atrophy Aura prevents Bloodseeker from killing targets and gaining his Thirst bonuses.
  • Pit of Malice icon.png Pit of Malice's area of effect catches Bloodseeker easily, negating his speed bonus during teamfights.
  • Dark Rift icon.png Dark Rift allows Underlord to transport Ruptured allies to the fountain, rendering it useless.
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Wraith King
  • Reincarnation icon.png Reincarnation makes Wraith King nearly impossible to gank with Rupture.
  • Vampiric Aura icon.png Vampiric Aura restores Wraith King's health, reducing the effect of Thirst.



  • 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.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Blood Rite prevents Anti-Mage from escaping with Blink (Anti-Mage) icon.png Blink.
  • Blink (Anti-Mage) icon.png Blink will trigger the damage from Rupture.
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  • Skeleton Walk icon.png Skeleton Walk is not enough to outrun Bloodseeker, and is detected by Thirst.
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  • Huskar is often at low health, providing large Thirst bonuses.
  • Blood Rite and Rupture deal pure damage, which is unaffected by Berserker's Blood icon.png Berserker's Blood.
  • Life Break icon.png Life Break can trigger Rupture's damage.
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  • 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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  • Thirst detects Riki whenever his health is low.
  • Rupture does large damage when Riki uses Blink Strike icon.png Blink Strike.
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  • Sniper's lack of mobility and escape mechanisms makes him one of the easier heroes for Bloodseeker to gank.
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  • Rupture and Blood Rite locks down Timbersaw, preventing him from escaping with Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain. However, Timbersaw may reflect a good deal of damage with Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail.
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  • Shukuchi icon.png Shukuchi will trigger extra damage from Rupture.
  • Shukuchi icon.png Shukuchi's invisibility is detected by Thirst.
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  • Windrun icon.png Windrun triggers the damage from Rupture.


Works well with...[edit]

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Ancient Apparition
  • Ice Blast icon.png 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 icon.png Ice Blast on retreating enemies, especially before they reach the Fountain.
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Bounty Hunter
  • Thirst's speed and detection allows Bloodseeker to efficiently chase down Track icon.png Tracked foes and claim their bounty.
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  • Echo Slam icon.png 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 Smash icon.png Boulder Smashing Ruptured enemies will force them to take heavy damage.
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  • Thirst gives global vision of all low health enemies, helping Invoker land easy Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strikes throughout the game.
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  • Rupture forces enemies to choose between standing in Jakiro's Macropyre icon.png Macropyre, or moving and taking damage from Rupture.
  • Ice Path icon.png Ice Path's long range stops Ruptured enemies to from teleporting away, or moving out of Blood Rite's radius.
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Nature's Prophet
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  • Initiations with Icarus Dive icon.png Icarus Dive and Supernova icon.png 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 icon.png 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 icon.png Sonic Wave and Scream of Pain icon.png 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's AoE 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 icon.png Poison Nova, being non-fatal, allows Bloodseeker to maximize Thirst's benefits even after most enemies have retreated.
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  • Fatal Bonds icon.png 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.
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  • Bloodseeker can increase Zeus' damage with Bloodrage, which can greatly lower the enemy's health with Thundergod's Wrath icon.png Thundergod's Wrath before an engagement.
  • Zeus' magical nukes greatly increases the bonus damage from Thirst.