Bounty Hunter/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Rubick is a potential counter to Bounty Hunter as he can steal his Track and use it against his invisibility.
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  • Slardar's Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze provides True Sight on its target, thus exposing Bounty Hunter's position regardless of Shadow Walk. In addition, Slardar's Guardian Sprint icon.png Guardian Sprint gives a very high movement speed bonus allowing him to chase BH even if Slardar is tracked.
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  • Spectre can instantly reveal Bounty Hunter's position on the activation of her Ultimate Haunt icon.png Haunt. She can also semi-reveal(visible but not target-able) BH by hitting him with Spectral Dagger icon.png Spectral Dagger.
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Spirit Breaker
  • Spirit Breaker's Charge of Darkness icon.png Charge of Darkness semi-reveals Bounty Hunter, taking away his element of surprise for the duration of the charge. Also, as Charge of Darkness shows BH's position, SB's allies can proceed to gank BH while he is roaming alone.
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  • Lightning Bolt icon.png Lightning Bolt makes roaming behind enemy lines more and more difficult as Zeus becomes powerful enough to spam it. Also, Zeus' Ultimate Thundergod's Wrath icon.png Thundergod's Wrath reveals Bounty Hunter regardless of his position.



  • Necronomicon 3 icon.png Necronomicon 3 gives True Sight to the Necronomicon Warrior.
  • Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance is the typical counter against Bounty Hunter's Shadow Walk. Early game, this item can easily guarantee a kill on Bounty Hunter if he is invisible as he may not have a means of removing his invisibility safely (thus receiving the 20% movement slow).
  • Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards can act as repellent if he knows of their place or as a trap if he doesn't.
  • Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight is a powerful deterrent against his roaming.
  • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves, Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb, Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity and Manta Style icon.png Manta Style are good for removing Track, in addition to their other useful effects.
    • In Lotus Orb's case, it may also be used to reflect Track back towards Bounty Hunter, revealing him and hastening any ally near him.

Good against...[edit]

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Nyx Assassin
  • Nyx Assassin wants to start ganking as soon as he gets his Vendetta icon.png Vendetta. Keeping him Tracked prevents him from ganking, and thus from doing his job in the game.
  • Nyx Assassin has a lot of armor and health regen, making the nuke damage from Shuriken Toss very good against him.
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Shadow Fiend
  • Bounty Hunter can absolutely destroy a Shadow Fiend's game, by ganking his midlane with Shadow Walk, Jinada and Shuriken Toss.
  • If his lane goes bad a Shadow Fiend usually goes to the jungle. Follow him with Shadow Walk and take half of his experience.
  • Shuriken Toss is a good way to interrupt Shadow Fiend's long cast animation on Requiem of Souls icon.png Requiem of Souls.


  • Fragile heroes: Bounty Hunter has decent nuking capabilities with Bounty Hunter and Jinada thus making fragile heroes easy picks for ganking. Few examples of such heroes are:Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden, Pugna Pugna, Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage, Io Io, Witch Doctor Witch Doctor, etc.
  • Invisibility reliant heroes: Heroes with invisibility abilities or those that have invested into invisibility items are hindered by Bounty Hunter's Track. Few examples of such heroes are:Clinkz Clinkz, Riki Riki, Treant Protector Treant Protector, Broodmother Broodmother, etc.
  • Monkey King Monkey King is also hindered by Track since he relies on trees to hide him from vision.
  • Low mobility heroes: Heroes with no/little means of traveling fast have difficulty getting to/away from Bounty Hunter due to his slowing Jinada and hastening Track. Few examples of such heroes are: Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden, Sniper Sniper, Ursa Ursa, Witch Doctor Witch Doctor, etc.
  • Channeled Spells: Shuriken Toss's ministun is very effective against channeled spells such as Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll, Freezing Field icon.png Freezing Field, Black Hole icon.png Black Hole, Death Ward icon.png Death Ward, etc.
  • BH can severely hinder unprotected junglers by leeching their XP and stealing last hits.
  • Track is good for triggering enemy Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Track allows Invoker to snipe heroes with Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strike.
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Nature's Prophet
  • Nature's Prophet can teleport nearby tracked enemies if they are suspected to be isolated from their team.
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  • Spectre's Ultimate Haunt icon.png Haunt allows her to participate with Bounty Hunter's ganks on the press of two buttons allowing her to transition from farming to ganking and back to farming in a few seconds.
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  • Heroes with global presence such as Spirit Breaker, Spectre and Nature's Prophet are excellent heroes to accompany Bounty Hunter with ganks. Lifestealer can also jump into Bounty Hunter with Infest to assist with Track kills.
  • Additionally, cores with strong early game presence such as Phantom Assassin and Juggernaut can snowball harder as they can join the fray earlier and start helping with Track kills.