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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Berserker's Call icon.png Berserker's Call forces Broodmother to reveal herself, and can be used to clean up Spiderlings.
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  • Quill Spray icon.png Quill Spray kills Spiderlings very quickly and hits Broodmother even when is invisible inside her webs. This makes Bristleback one of her hardest counters during the laning stage.
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Dark Seer
  • Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell zones out Broodmother in the lanining phase, and can kill her Spiderlings if used on one Spiderling in a group.
  • Vacuum icon.png Vacuum can pull Broodmother out of the treeline.
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  • Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam will kill all of Broodmother's Spiderlings, and deal tremendous damage as a result.
  • Fissure icon.png Fissure can find Broodmother when she retreats to the treeline.
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Ember Spirit
  • All of Ember Spirit's abilities will clean up Spiderlings quickly, and can catch Broodmother in the trees.
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Legion Commander
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Shadow Fiend
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Storm Spirit
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  • Kraken Shell icon.png Kraken Shell makes Tidehunter take nearly no damage from Spiderlings.
  • Anchor Smash icon.png Anchor Smash kills Spiderlings in one or two casts, should Broodmother try to swarm Tidehunter with them.
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  • Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor triggers and stacks repeatedly against constant attacks from Spiderlings.
  • Timbersaw's abilities destroys the trees that Broodmother hides in, and his AoE abilities quickly clears Spiderlings.
  • Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain's high mobility makes Incapacitating Bite's slow irrelevant.
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Winter Wyvern
  • With enough Spiderlings around her, Winter's Curse icon.png Winter's Curse can kill Broodmother by itself.


  • 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.


Good against...[edit]

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Ancient Apparition
  • 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 icon.png 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
  • 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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Nature's Prophet
  • Sprout icon.png 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 icon.png Wrath of Nature.
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Phantom Assassin
  • 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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Treant Protector



  • 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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  • Infest icon.png Infest can surprise an enemy when used on a Broodmother hidden in her webs.
  • Open Wounds icon.png 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.
  • Broodmother often purchases Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering, whose lifesteal stacks with Lifestealer's abilities.
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  • Howl icon.png Howl adds a damage bonus to Broodmother and her Spiderlings, increasing their pushing ability. Because Howl icon.png Howl is a global ability, the two heroes can push different lanes simultaneously.