Broodmother/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

Alchemist icon.png
  • Greevil's Greed make Broodmother’s spiderlings a lot more valuable and can give Alchemist a huge lead
  • Acid Spray can stop Broodmother from pushing towers and kill her spiders off if Broodmother isn't paying attention.
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  • Berserker's Call gives Axe additional armor and can force Broodmother and her spiderlings to attack, likely allowing for large amounts of pure damage to be done through Counter Helix.
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  • Bristleback negates most of the damage done by spiderlings.
  • Quill Spray kills Spiderlings very quickly, hitting them all at once and forcing her to keep her spawns back.
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  • Ion Shell zones out Broodmother in the laning phase, and can kill her Spiderlings if used on one Spiderling in a group.
  • Vacuum can pull Broodmother out of the treeline.
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  • Echo Slam can deal immense amounts of damage if Earthshaker can catch Broodmother close to her spiderlings.
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  • All of Ember Spirit's abilities will clean up Spiderlings quickly and can catch Broodmother in the trees.
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  • X Marks the Spot prevents Broodmother from escaping
  • Tidebringer allows Kunkka to easily clear Broodmother's spiderlings and spiderites if they get in range of its cleave
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  • Overwhelming Odds damage stacks with each enemy unit in its radius. If this hits Broodmother and a large number of Spiderlings can heavily impair Broodmother and destroy her army.
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  • Dragon Slave can kill or weaken any spiderlings while also harassing Broodmother.
  • Light Strike Array in combination with Dragon Slave can easily clear Broodmother's spider army.
  • Laguna Blade offers extensive damage that can kill Broodmother early on or before she is able to use Insatiable Hunger in attempts to salvage a fight.
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  • Earthbind prevents Broodmother from escaping Meepo's attacks
  • Poof will quickly clear any spiderlings or spiderites nearby, eliminating Broodmother's main source of damage early on.
  • Broodmother wants to pick off single target heroes and with Meepo's Divided We Stand, she can't apply Incapacitating Bite to each Meepo so some right clicks wont be evaded.
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  • Death Pulse can easily wipe out Broodmothers spiderlings if they're too close while also offering Necrophos a source of regen for Broodmother's harass in lane.
  • Ghost Shroud prevents Broodmother or her spiderlings from damaging Necrophos temporarily.
  • Heartstopper Aura will regenerate lost health for every spiderling or spiderite Necrophos manages to kill.
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  • Kraken Shell makes Tidehunter take nearly no damage from Spiderlings.
  • Anchor Smash kills Spiderlings in one or two casts, should Broodmother try to swarm Tidehunter with them.
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  • Reactive Armor prevents Broodmother's spiderlings from being able to effectively harass Timbersaw in the lane.
  • Timber Chain's high mobility makes Incapacitating Bite's slow irrelevant.
  • Timbersaw's abilities can destroy any trees that Broodmother attempts to hide in and his AoE abilities can quickly clear her Spiderlings.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes with high mobility can chase down Broodmother when she escapes into the trees.
  • Heroes with area of effect nukes destroy Broodermother's Spiderlings quickly.
  • Heroes with area of effect abilities that increase in power based on the number of units struck: Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander, Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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  • Ancient Apparition has no means to escape from Spiderlings.
  • Broodmother's move speed from Spin Web makes Ancient Apparition's abilities hard to hit, and the high regeneration make them not even worth the effort without killing Broodmother.
  • She can also force Ancient Apparition to waste his abilities by running him down, then backing off.
  • Incapacitating Bite makes attacks from Chilling Touch miss.
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  • Chen's low mobility and lack of AoE abilities makes him an easy target for Broodmother and her Spiderlings.
  • Broodmother can easily pick off Chen's creeps with Spawn Spiderlings, and by ambushing them through terrain in her web.
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  • Drow Ranger's lack of mobility makes her easy prey for Broodmother and her Spiderlings.
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  • Enchantress' lack of AoE abilities allows Broodmother to swarm her with Spiderlings.
  • Spawn Spiderlings can kill enchanted creeps.
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  • Sprout cannot protect Nature's Prophet if Broodmother puts down a web.
  • Nature's Prophet's low mobility means he is defenseless against Incapacitating Bite.
  • Spiderlings absorb much of the damage from Wrath of Nature.
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  • Phantom Assassin's single target abilities make her very helpless against swarms of Spiderlings.
  • Because Phantom Assassin is always reliant on critical strikes, Broodmother will usually have enough time to use Spin Web to save herself.
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  • Sniper is completely helpless against Incapacitating Bite, and can be seriously damaged by Spiderlings in lane.
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Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail is ineffective because Broodmother will recover most of the reflected damage with Insatiable Hunger.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Shadow Wave deals very high damage to nearby enemies when used on a cluster of Spiderlings.
  • Weave affects Spiderlings and can make them harder to kill.
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  • Infest can surprise an enemy when used on a Broodmother with her speed in her webs.
  • Open Wounds' lifesteal stacks with the lifesteal from Insatiable Hunger, meaning that Broodmother will steal more than 100% of the damage she deals. Together, this allows Broodmother and Lifestealer to win in outnumbered scenarios.
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  • Howl adds a damage bonus to Broodmother and her Spiderlings, increasing their pushing ability. Because Howl is a global ability, the two heroes can push different lanes simultaneously.

Items[edit]

  • Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator adds attack speed aura, which increases damage output from Insatible Hunger and all Spiderlings.