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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Enchantress can turn Chen's own creeps against him with Enchant. The creeps still keep the health buff Holy Persuasion granted them.
  • Untouchable and Nature's Attendants make her difficult to kill.
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  • Earthshaker's Echo Slam will deal intense damage due to the amount of creeps Chen will have.
  • Fissure and Enchant Totem deal large amounts of AOE damage, wearing down non-ancient creeps that Chen converts.
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  • Chen's frailty and low mobility make him an enticing Duel target.
  • Overwhelming Odds and Moment of Courage can take advantage of converted creeps' numbers.
  • With enough damage from 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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  • Monkey King can kill Chen or any of his allies with his physical damage burst from Boundless Strike and Jingu Mastery before he can use Hand of God.
  • None of the neutral creeps have any abilities to destroy trees, which makes Chen susceptible for ganks with Tree Dance and Primal Spring.
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  • Venomancer's damage over time can force Chen to use Hand of God prematurely, potentially wasting a chance to save his allies during a teamfight.
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  • Abaddon's Aphotic Shield can nullify Chen's Penitence and any of his converted creep's debuffs.
  • Aphotic Shield also will damage any of Chen's creeps if it bursts.
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  • Liquid Fire and Dual Breath can clear Chen's creeps, and kill his allies before he uses Hand of God.
  • Macropyre can quickly clear Chen's creeps and deal intense damage to his allies.
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  • With Timber Chain, Timbersaw can slow, catch up with, or escape from Chen and his creeps.
  • Chakram can clear Chen's creeps and slow him.
  • Attacks from multiple creeps quickly build Reactive Armor stacks.
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  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter allows Necrophos to kill Chen's allies with 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.
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  • Silence will prevent Chen from activating Hand of God.
  • Crypt Swarm and Exorcism can clear Chen's creeps and heavily damage Chen.
  • Spirit Siphon heavily damages Chen and slows him, while healing Death Prophet.
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  • Dark Seer's Vacuum and Ion Shell can clear a wave of Chen's Creeps effectively.
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  • 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 can kill Chen's creeps and spawn spiderlings in their place.
  • Spin Web allows Broodmother to disrupt Chen's jungling.
  • Incapacitating Bite and Insatiable Hunger let Broodmother easily win fights against Chen.
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  • Alchemist's Acid Spray can heavily damage Chen's creeps and disrupt 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 will grant him more bonus gold as he kills Chen's creeps.
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  • Phoenix's large damage over time with Icarus Dive and Fire Spirits can kill Chen's allies before he can use Hand of God.
  • Phoenix's Supernova is not damaged by Chen's creeps.
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  • Shadow Shaman's Ether Shock can kill Chen's creeps and grant farm to Shadow Shaman in the process.
  • Chen has no escape mechanisms, making him easy prey for Shadow Shaman's ganking attempts with Hex and Shackles.
  • Chen also has no solutions to disrupt Shackles.
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  • Elder Titan's Astral Spirit ability gives him bonus damage for each converted creep it passes through.
  • Echo Stomp and 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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  • Ice Blast prevents healing from Hand of God.
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  • Firestorm will clear easily Chen's creeps.
  • Pit of Malice will trap Chen and render him helpless.
  • Atrophy Aura gives bonus damage to Underlord for each killed creep and weakens Chen's damage.
  • Dark Rift can counter Chen's pushing attempts, and he has nothing to intercept it.
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  • Paralyzing Cask stuns creeps for a longer time than heroes, and can potentially bounce to Chen himself if he's near his creeps.



  • 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.
  • 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 area damage to all of Chen's converted creeps.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Chen in the early game is a faster pusher than Arc Warden until Arc Warden buys Maelstrom or Necronomicon.
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  • Visages familiars are quickly destroyed with the creeps' help, meaning that in a team fight, Visage loses all stuns and a lot of burst damage.
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  • Due to Clockwerk's slow damage output, Chen can often save a trapped ally with Hand of God.


  • Heroes with no stun and escape abilities (such as Bloodseeker) are vunerable as Chen can easily gank lanes from the jungle early game and score kills using Petinence.
  • Heroes who lack area damage spells won't fare well against Chen as he can send his controlled units to push lanes without putting himself at risk.
  • Hand of God and Divine Favor makes it hard for Axe minimap icon.png Axe to finish off allies with Culling Blade.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Summon Wolves Together with Chen's creeps they have a lot of lane pressure.
  • Howl gives attack speed, armor and health regen to all Chen's creeps.


  • Beastmaster's Inner Beast allows Chen's creeps to push towers quicker.
  • Enigma's Demonic Conversion together with Chen's creeps they have strong damage output during the laning phase, Especially towards squishy heroes as Lion minimap icon.png Lion, or Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman.