Bounty Hunter/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Arc Warden
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Meepo
  • Because Bounty Hunter doesn't have good mobility apart from Shadow Walk, he will be caught by Earthbind icon.png Earthbind from Meepo. If he doesn't build Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Poof icon.png Poof will kill him. Even if he survives damage from Poof icon.png Poof. Geostrike icon.png Geostrike will not let him escape twice because his HP is less than the clones of Meepo.
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Slardar
  • Slardar's Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze provides True Sight on its target, thus exposing Bounty Hunter's position regardless of Shadow Walk.
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Spirit Breaker
  • Spirit Breaker's Charge of Darkness icon.png Charge of Darkness temporarily provides vision on his target, primarily renders Bounty Hunter's Shadow Walk useless during charge.
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Visage
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Zeus
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Rubick
  • Although Rubick is a squishy hero and vulnerable to Track-kill, he will quite likely steal Track and use it several times himself.

Others[edit]

  • Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker who always hides after sending his March of the Machines icon.png March of the Machines. Makes Track impossible because there is no vision of him. Also his low HP may be tasty prey of Tinker until he buys Black King Bar.
  • Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback's Viscous Nasal Goo icon.png Viscous Nasal Goo can catch and slow Bounty Hunter. Warpath icon.png Warpath and Quill Spray icon.png Quill Spray can defeat him quickly due to his small HP pool when compared to Bristleback's.
  • Slark minimap icon.png Slark has higher mobility than Bounty Hunter. If Slark has True Sight and Bounty Hunter doesn't have Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Pounce icon.png Pounce will shut him down completely. One more reason, Dark Pact icon.png Dark Pact removes Track.
  • Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker's Crippling Fear icon.png Crippling Fear at night prevents Shadow Walk for an extended period of time and his Void icon.png Void will make Phase Boots useless. If Night Stalker has True Sight, he can shutdown Bounty Hunter's sneak kill, especially if Nightstalker has an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.
  • Heroes that are naturally hard to gank, ranging from beefy tanks like Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon and Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King to heroes with quick escape mechanisms like Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage and Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit are also undesirable targets for a lone, roaming Bounty Hunter to scout out and initiate on.

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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Ancient Apparition
  • Ancient Apparition is slow and squishy making him a prime target.
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Clinkz
  • Track reveals Clinkz during his Skeleton Walk icon.png Skeleton Walk to Bounty Hunter and his team.
  • Before he get's his Death Pact icon.png Death Pact at level 6, Clinkz is pretty squishy making him a good ganking target, if you bring detection against his Skeleton Walk icon.png Skeleton Walk.
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Crystal Maiden
  • She has very low health and is extremely slow, making her an easy target for Bounty Hunter.
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Enigma
  • Enigma usually starts in the jungle, making him a good target to follow around with your Shadow Walk and stealing his experience.
  • Shuriken Toss allows you to cancel his Black Hole icon.png Black Hole until Enigma gets a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
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Nyx Assassin
  • Nyx Assassin wants to start tanking 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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Riki
  • Riki is a hero that heavily relies on his Cloak and Dagger icon.png Permanent Invisibility, making your Track a great way to counter 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 cancel Shadow Fiend's Requiem of Souls icon.png Requiem of Souls.
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Weaver
  • Using Track will allow Bounty and his teammates to see Weaver, even through his Shukuchi icon.png Shukuchi.
  • Track is a good way to break Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere and he can use Track again before Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere comes back off cooldown.
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Monkey King
  • Track maintains vision on Monkey King preventing him from hiding and initiating using Tree Dance icon.png Tree Dance and Primal Spring icon.png Primal Spring respectively.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes that rely on Invisibility (Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade, Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge, Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape or heroes with an invisibility skill) can make significant targets for Bounty Hunter.
  • Heroes that want to start in the jungle (Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma, Chen minimap icon.png Chen, …).
  • Fragile Heroes can be priority targets since their Low HP can be dealt with high nuke damage.
  • Heroes with low mobility can make secondary priority targets, since Jinada is a movement speed disable. Bounty Hunter can really gain the advantage for his allies.
  • Track is good for breaking enemy Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere core hero like Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver, Puck minimap icon.png Puck, ….

Works well with...[edit]

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Bloodseeker
  • Thirst icon.png Thirst allows Bounty Hunter to find and kill low HP heroes.
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Invoker
  • Track allows Invoker to snipe heroes with Sun Strike icon.png Sun Strike.
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Nature's Prophet
  • When a Tracked hero tries to run away, Natures Prophet can use his Teleportation icon.png Teleportation to cut off their way.
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Spectre
  • Spectre is able to use Haunt icon.png Haunt to appear next to any target that is Tracked.
  • Track will help accelerate Spectre's farm by giving her extra gold.
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Zeus

Others[edit]

  • 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.
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