Centaur Warrunner/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Feast icon.png Feast is effective tool against high HP and low armor Centaur and compensates reflected damage of Return.
  • If activated, Rage icon.png Rage protects from Hoof Stomp, Double Edge and Stampede.
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Nyx Assassin
  • Once you've taken a point in Return, Nyx can easily initiate on you: he can use Spiked Carapace icon.png Spiked Carapace and hit you with Vendetta icon.png Vendetta. The damage from Return will be reflected back to you, stunning you with no chance to react after he's revealed himself, and should guarantee a successful Impale icon.png Impale.
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Templar Assassin
  • Centaur has nothing to deal with Refraction icon.png Refraction that will negate all of his burst damage.
  • Psionic Trap icon.png Psionic Traps provide good vision making for him harder to initiate.



  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance prevents Centaur Warrunner from blinking, forcing him to use Stampede.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar if well used will save a Centaur Warrunner victim.
  • Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos can root a hero during Stampede.

Good against...[edit]

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Arc Warden
  • He can't take you Centaur Warrunner easily, and his nukes are not strong enough to deal with Centaur Warrunner
  • Centaur Warrunner deals huge AoE damage and applies an AoE disable, affecting the double as well the main Arc Warden.
  • Magnetic Field icon.png Magnetic Field is not very effective against melee heroes.
  • This ability also increases his allies attack speed, meaning more damage being taken by Return.
  • Stampede catches him easily until.
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  • Whenever Doom casts his ultimate Centaur can cast Stampede and Doom ability icon.png Doomed hero or entire team can just run away from a fight effectively exchanging 145 seconds and 60 seconds cool-down abilities.
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Nyx Assassin
  • They are both nukers, but Centaur Warrunner has superior Health and strength gain.
  • Double Edge does not cost mana. Centaur's low Intelligence also makes Mana Burn icon.png Mana Burn do low damage.
  • Bar some creative skill builds, Centaur's Hoof Stomp stun duration should always last longer than Spiked Carapace icon.png Spiked Carapace stun, so escaping unscathed is hard for Nyx.
  • With Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger and detection, Centaur can devastate Nyx in the open.
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Phantom Assassin
  • Return deals damage to Phantom Assassin for every attack and Stifling Dagger icon.png Stifling Dagger thrown at Centaur.
  • Blur icon.png Blur cannot evade Double Edge.
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Phantom Lancer
  • His illusions will kill themselves in a few hits because of Return. The nukes from Hoof Stomp and Double-Edge should be enough to clear them for a large portion of the game
  • Centaur doesn't care too much about Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade.
  • Hoof Stomp is usually being used as an initiation tool.
  • Centaur Warrunner's small mana pool makes Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade's damage much lower once Centaur doesn't have any more mana left to burn. Keep in mind that Double Edge does not cost mana.
  • Be wary when chasing down Phantom Lancer. Hoof Stomp's terrible cast time makes it quite easy to dodge with Doppelganger icon.png Doppelganger.
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  • Headshot icon.png Headshot and Shrapnel icon.png Shrapnel slow is ineffective against a team with haste (as Stampede gives).
  • Commonly picked up mobility items and hasted movement during his Stampede (as well as high health pool) make him extremely hard to kill from a distance, damaging Sniper Sniper with Return and Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail if he has one.
  • Low health pool and no escape mechanism makes him easy target for Centaur Warrunner's burst damage and initiation (even making his team possible initiators with Stampede).
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  • Windranger's Focus Fire icon.png Focus Fire grants her a massive attack speed bonus, while her attack damage is generally quite low. This, combined with Windranger's low health pool and armor, makes Return do absolutely massive damage over a short time, making Centaur a hero she can never expect to kill or harass.
  • Windrun icon.png Windrun grants evasion, but Centaur Warrunner does not rely on successful attacks in order to do damage. Hoof Stomp, Double Edge, and Stampede all do large amounts of magical damage and can completely demolish Windrunner in a moment.


  • Troll Warlord Troll Warlord's high speed attack makes him victim of Return.
  • Night Stalker Night Stalker is loaded with auto attacks. His nuke is also reduced once you have Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance, your core item.
  • Anti-Mage Anti-Mage Mana Void is useless because Centaur has low mana. Also Mana Break can't really remove Centaur from battle.


  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb can be a "double-edged sword" against Centaur as it gives him a chance to deal Double Edge's damage twice. However, Lotus Orb can dispel Stampede's slow.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade and Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse cannot slow hasted heroes during Stampede.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Aphotic Shield negates some of the self-damage dealt by Double Edge, as well as providing a reliable additional aoe nuke when the shield breaks.
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  • Mirana's Moonlight Shadow can help Centaur setup an initiation
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  • Snowball icon.png Snowball allows for easy initiation which can be followed up with Hoof Stomp
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  • Toss icon.png Toss allows for a quick initiation which can be followed up with Hoof Stomp
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Troll Warlord
  • No Reason Given
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Phantom Assassin
  • No Reason Given
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  • No Reason Given
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  • Fatal Bonds


  • Sniper
  • Arc Warden
  • Storm Spirit