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Bad against...[edit]

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Death Prophet
  • Exorcism icon.png Exorcism kills Primal Split's units very quickly.
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  • Hex (Lion) icon.png Hex's instant cast time will force Brewmaster into the awkward situation of needing some form of magic immunity or block to prevent being immediately hex upon blinking in, or wait until Lion has used all his crowd control before entering a fight. His direct magic burst also makes Brewmaster's Drunken Brawler worthless versus Lion.
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Outworld Devourer
  • Outworld Devourer's pure damage will mop up Primal Split's units very quickly.
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Shadow Shaman
  • Has instant hex like lion.
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Skywrath Mage
  • Ancient Seal icon.png Ancient Seal's instant cast time will often silence Brewmaster before he can do anything.
  • Brewmaster also has no defense against Skywrath Mage's massive magical damage.


  • In general, Brewmaster is very vulnerable to heroes with silence abilities.
  • Blinking heroes like Anti-Mage Anti-Mage or Queen of Pain Queen of Pain can often chase down an injured Brewmaster after his ultimate expires.


  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar will render a hero immune to all of Brewmaster's disables.
  • Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar helps its wielder break through Brewmaster's evasion and miss chance.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Drunken Haze will cause Huskar to miss most of his attacks, preventing both his damage output and his lifesteal.
  • Brewmaster can use Cyclone to disable Huskar's healer for much longer than most other heroes can, to make Huskar vulnerable.
  • Huskar has no way to stop Brewmaster from using Primal Split by himself, but can cut a good amount of his high health away if Huskar's team wants to burst Brewmaster down during a different disable.
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Lone Druid
  • Brewmaster can make the Spirit Bear a much smaller threat with Drunken Haze.
  • Cyclone removes the bear from a fight so that his team can easily focus on the hero.
  • While most heroes would be worn down by a Spirit Bear Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance in the time it takes to kill Lone Druid, Brewmaster is protected in Primal Split.
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  • Although Lycan cannot be slowed during Shapeshift icon.png Shapeshift, Drunken Haze is still a valuable tool for causing both Lycan and his wolves to miss attacks, which is his only way of dealing damage.
  • Brewmaster can waste a large portion of Lycan's ultimate by putting him in Cyclone.
  • Lycan has no way to stop Brewmaster from using Primal Split by himself.
  • Lycan's team often tries to push towers as a group, and Brewmaster excels at winning teamfights while trying to defend a tower.
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Templar Assassin
  • Templar Assassin has no way to damage heroes other than attacking, making Drunken Haze a great way to shut her down.
  • The three Primal Spirits all attacking Templar Assassin at once will remove her Refraction icon.png Refraction quickly, especially with Fire's Permanent Immolation.
  • Templar Assassin has no way to stop Brewmaster from using Primal Split by herself, and may get unlucky and miss her Meld icon.png Meld if trying to burst him during her ally's disable.
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  • Drunken Haze will cause Ursa to miss most of his attacks, and can be kept on him constantly.
  • If Ursa uses Enrage icon.png Enrage Brewmaster can use Cyclone to render him harmless during his ultimate.
  • Brewmaster has two spells to slow down Ursa, allowing his team to kite him around easily.


Works well with...[edit]

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  • Dazzles Shallow Grave icon.png Shallow Grave can guarantee that Brewmaster gets off his Primal Split in team fights.
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  • With his Repel icon.png Repel Omniknight can protect Brewmaster from stuns and silences allowing him to safely use his Primal Split.
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  • Tiny can use Toss icon.png Toss to throw Brewmaster into fights and allow him to gets off a good Thunder Clap and Primal Split.
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  • Casting Alacrity icon.png Alacrity on Earth allows him to Demolish buildings quickly.
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Ancient Apparition
  • Casting Ice Vortex icon.png Ice Vortex on the enemy hero while Brewmaster is buffed with Chilling Touch icon.png Chilling Touch will give his attacks a huge damage output.


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