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Bad against...[edit]

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Enchantress
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Earthshaker
  • Earthshaker's Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam will deal intense damage due to the amount of creeps Chen will have.
  • Fissure icon.png Fissure and Enchant Totem icon.png Enchant Totem deal large amounts of AOE damage, wearing down non-ancient creeps that Chen converts.
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Legion Commander
  • Chen's frailty and low mobility make him an enticing Duel icon.png Duel target.
  • Overwhelming Odds icon.png Overwhelming Odds and Moment of Courage icon.png Moment of Courage can take advantage of converted creeps' numbers.
  • With enough damage from Duel icon.png Duel stacks, Legion Commander can also often kill any of Chen's unfortunate allies before he can use Hand of God.
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Sven
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Lina
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Luna
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Monkey King
  • Monkey King can kill Chen or any of his allies with his physical damage burst from Boundless Strike icon.png Boundless Strike and Jingu Mastery icon.png Jingu Mastery before he can use Hand of God.
  • None of neutral creeps have ability to destroy trees, which makes Chen susceptible for gankings with Tree Dance icon.png Tree Dance and Primal Spring icon.png Primal Spring.
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Venomancer
  • Venomancer's damage over time can also force Chen to use Hand of God prematurely, potentially wasting chance to save his allies during teamfight.
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Abaddon
  • Abaddon's Aphotic Shield icon.png Aphotic Shield can nullify Chen's Penitence and any of his converted creep's debuffs.
  • Aphotic Shield icon.png Aphotic Shield also will damage any of Chen's creeps around it.
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Jakiro
  • Liquid Fire icon.png Liquid Fire and Dual Breath icon.png Dual Breath can clear Chen's creeps, and kill his allies before he uses Hand of God.
  • Macropyre icon.png Macropyre can quickly clear Chen's creeps and deal intense damage to his allies.
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Sand King
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Timbersaw
  • With Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain, Timbersaw can slow, catch up with, or escape from Chen and his creeps.
  • Chakram icon.png Chakram can clear Chen's creeps and slow him.
  • Attacks from multiple creeps quickly build Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor stacks.
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Necrophos
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter allows Necrophos to kill Chen's allies with Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe more often before he can use Hand of God.
  • Due to Chen's poor damage output, Necrophos will often have more than enough time to save allies with Death Pulse icon.png Death Pulse.
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Death Prophet
  • With Silence icon.png Silence, will prevent activating Hand of God.
  • Crypt Swarm icon.png Crypt Swarm and Exorcism icon.png Exorcism can clear Chen's creeps and heavily damage Chen.
  • Spirit Siphon icon.png Spirit Siphon heavily damages Chen and slows him, while healing Death Prophet.
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Dazzle
  • Dazzle's Shadow Wave icon.png Shadow Wave heavily hurts Chen and quickly destroys his creeps while healing him and his allies.
  • Poison Touch icon.png Poison Touch forces Chen to use Hand of God prematurely, potentially wasting chance to save his allies during teamfight.
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Dark Seer
  • Dark Seer's Vacuum icon.png Vacuum and Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell can clear a wave of Chen's Creeps very efficiently.
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Broodmother
  • Chen has no area-of-effect spells to deal with Broodmother's spiderlings and must rely on his creeps to take care of them.
  • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings can kill Chen's creeps and spawn spiderlings in their place.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web allows Broodmother to disrupt Chen's jungling.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite and Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger let Broodmother easily win fights against Chen.
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Alchemist
  • Alchemist's Acid Spray icon.png Acid Spray can heavily damage Chen's creeps and worsen his jungling.
  • Alchemist builds items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance and Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury allowing him to quickly clear Chen's creeps.
  • Alchemist's Greevil's Greed icon.png Greevil's Greed will grant him more bonus gold as he kills Chen's creep.
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Clinkz
  • Death Pact icon.png Death Pact instantly kills a creep for bonus health and damage, letting Clinkz quickly pick Chen off.
  • The bonus health granted by Holy Persuasion is an actual disadvantage for Chen, as it increases Death Pact's bonuses.
  • With Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence or Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn, Strafe icon.png Strafe, and Searing Arrows icon.png Searing Arrows, Clinkz can silence Chen and destroy him before he can react.
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Razor
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Phoenix
  • Phoenix's large damage overtime with Icarus Dive icon.png Icarus Dive and Fire Spirits icon.png Fire Spirits can kill Chen's allies before he can use Hand of God.
  • Phoenix's Supernova icon.png Supernova is not damaged by Chen's creeps.
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Shadow Shaman
  • Shadow Shaman's Ether Shock icon.png Ether Shock can kill Chen's creeps and grant farm to Shadow Shaman in process.
  • Chen has no escape mechanisms, making him easy prey for Shadow Shaman's ganking attempts with Hex (Shadow Shaman) icon.png Hex and Shackles icon.png Shackles.
  • Chen also has no solutions to disrupt Shackles icon.png Shackles.
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Elder Titan
  • Elder Titan's Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit ability gives him bonus damage for each converted creep it passes through.
  • Echo Stomp icon.png Echo Stomp and Earth Splitter icon.png Earth Splitter will often kill him or any of his allies quickly before he has time to use Hand of God.
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Naga Siren
  • Mirror Image icon.png Mirror Image makes it difficult for Chen to land his spells.
  • Ensnare icon.png Ensnare will prevent activating Hand of God, despite not silencing him.
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Batrider
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Ancient Apparition
  • Ice Blast icon.png Ice Blast prevents healing from Hand of God.
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Treant Protector
  • Treant Protector can catch Chen off guard thanks to Nature's Guise icon.png Nature's Guise.
  • With help of teammates, Treant Protector's ultimate Overgrowth icon.png Overgrowth will prevent activating Hand of God, despite not silencing him.
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Underlord
  • Firestorm icon.png Firestorm will clear easily Chen's creeps.
  • Pit of Malice icon.png Pit of Malice will trap Chen and render him helpless.
  • Atrophy Aura icon.png Atrophy Aura gives bonus damage to Underlord for each killed creep and weakens Chen's damage.
  • Dark Rift icon.png Dark Rift can counter Chen's pushing attempts, and he has nothing to intercept it.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard will greatly hinder the converted creeps' damage output, while the slow from Arctic Blast will make Chen and his creeps easy targets.
  • Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon's Burst damage can quickly finish off Chen's teammates before he is able to use Hand of God.
  • Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury allows melee heroes to destroy converted creeps.
  • Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom and Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir allows ranged heroes to destroy converted creeps.
  • Hand of Midas icon.png Hand of Midas instantly kills converted creeps, and grants farm in process.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere blocks Test of Faith and Penitence.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb reflects Chen's targeted abilities.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar blocks the abilities of both Chen and his creeps.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style dispels Penitence and can make Chen waste spells on illusions.
  • Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade allows heroes to bypass Chen's creeps and pick him off.
  • Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator can take control of converted creeps.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance will deal AOE damage to all of Chen's converted creeps.

Good against...[edit]

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Techies
  • His creep (and Necronomicon) can trigger Techies Land Mine and Stun Mine.
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Arc Warden
  • Chen early game is a faster pusher than Arc Warden until Arc Warden buy Maelstrom or Necronomicon.
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Visage
  • Visages familiars are quickly destroyed with the creeps help, meaning almost instanly in a team fight visage loses all stuns and a lot of burst
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Clockwerk
  • Due to Clockwerk's slow damage output, Chen can often save a trapped enemy with Hand of God.

Others[edit]

  • Chen is good against heroes with no stun and escape abilities (such as Bloodseeker) as he can easily gank lanes from jungle early game and score kills using Petinence.
  • Chen is best picked against teams that lack AoE damage spells as he can send his controlled units to push lanes without putting himself at risk (he can also use Test of Faith to call back creeps from danger).

Works well with...[edit]

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Clinkz
  • Death Pact icon.png Death Pact benefits from Chen's Holy Persuasion creeps' minimium health threshold (from 700-1000 as the ability get levelled, and up to 2000 with Chen's level 20 Talent and level 4 Holy Persuasion) , giving Clinkz up to 1800 bonus maximium HP and 180 base attack damage when a creep under Chen's control is consumed through Death Pact icon.png Death Pact.
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Vengeful Spirit
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Lycan
  • Howl icon.png Howl grants Chen's creeps bonus damage.

Others[edit]

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