Clinkz/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

Bounty Hunter icon.png
  • Track keeps Clinkz visible.
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  • Thirst reveals Clinkz if he tries to escape with Skeleton Walk with low health. It also allows Bloodseeker to match or exceed Clinkz's speed.
  • If Clinkz is Ruptured he cannot use the bonus movement speed from Skeleton Walk to escape or reposition in fights without being hurt.
  • Bloodseeker can easily build items to counter Clinkz, including Talisman of Evasion icon.png Talisman of Evasion upgrades, Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail, and armor items.
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Enchantress icon.png
  • Untouchable prevents Clinkz from harassing Enchantress in lane by lowering his attack speed.
  • Enchant slows Clinkz and dispels Strafe, leaving him exposed and with less offensive capabilities.
  • Nature's Attendants helps Enchantress to sustain from Clinkz' harrass in Lane.
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Spirit Breaker icon.png
  • Possibly Clinkz's worst enemy. He has many tools to utterly destroy Clinkz.
  • Charge of Darkness can be used on Clinkz if Spirit Breaker's team spots him anywhere. This charge will track his location through Skeleton Walk's invisibility and movement speed bonuses.
  • When Spirit Breaker charges onto Clinkz he can easily use Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance to guarantee a reveal on him while stunned.
  • All three of Spirit Breaker's spells help him and his team quickly close the gap to Clinkz even at the edge of his attack range or when running away with Skeleton Walk.
  • Spirit Breaker's high strength and above average armor makes him able to endure Clinkz's onslaught, meanwhile Clinkz will be heavily threatened if Spirit Breaker procs a Greater Bash.
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  • Clinkz will often roam the map alone, and Treant Protector's Nature's Guise allows him to set up kills with his allies on Clinkz from invisibility.
  • Treant Protector is one of the only heroes with more attack damage than Clinkz in the laning phase, allowing him to trade hits with Living Armor and contest Clinkz's last hits.
  • In teamfights, Treant Protector's Overgrowth can disarm Clinkz, prevent him from turning invisible, and hold him in place even if he has a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
  • Living Armor protects any of Treant's allies ganked by Clinkz globally.
  • Treant Protector's Leech Seed can slow Clinkz, preventing him from repositioning or fleeing away from danger.
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  • Winter's Curse allows Winter Wyvern to target Clinkz allies from radius, wasting his Strafe duration.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes that can burn or drain mana in the lane, such as Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer, Lion minimap icon.png Lion, and Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage reduce Clinkz's ability to last hit with Searing Arrows or escape with Skeleton Walk.
  • Another hero that can destroy Clinkz early game is Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin, as he is another ganker with burst damage who can reflect Clinkz's slow-moving attacks with Spiked Carapace. Though he can be countered with Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards, unlike Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker.
  • Heroes that excel at grouping up with their team very early will be able to take advantage of a Clinkz that tries to pick off heroes that are alone: Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster, Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter
  • Heroes with high armor like Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight, or with ability to cause attacks to miss like Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin and Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker will be an hard to deal with, as Clinkz relies almost entirely on physical attacks.
  • Abilities that grant True Sight, such as Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus' Lightning Bolt and Thundergod's Wrath can reveal Clinkz on the minimap to the rest of his enemies.

Items[edit]

  • Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance, Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards are very effective against Clinkz's invisibility, though he still has high movement speed while invisible.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can deal huge damage to Clinkz, as it returns the damage Clinkz deals, and Clinkz has no way to heal himself in a fight or protect against this damage with Black King Bar. Due to his high attack speed and range, Clinkz can have 3-4 attack projectiles flying at once, which are easy to reflect with Blade Mail.
  • Clinkz lacks any kind of disable, relying most times on an Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence or Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse. Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere blocks these and allows his target to escape. Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb can dispel them and also provides armor that protects from Clinkz's attacks. These items prove useless if Clinkz goes for a full damage build however.
  • All of Clinkz's damage comes from his attacks. If an enemy can build high amounts of armor, such as Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering or Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass, Clinkz becomes much less of a threat to them. Special mention goes to Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard which also slows Clinkz's attack speed.
  • After emerging from invisibility, items such as Force Staff icon.png Force Staff and Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike can be used to create distance between Clinkz and his target, preventing Clinkz from dealing damage.
  • Necronomicon 3 icon.png Necronomicon 3 Necronomicon Warrior provides true sight and deals heavy damage if killed by Clinkz. Necronomicon Archer's Purge can dispel Strafe and slow him down.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Anti-Mage's Counterspell provides no protection against Clinkz's physical damage output.
  • Clinkz can easily rush an Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence to prevent Blinking. Though Anti-mage can easily counter it and buy a Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
  • Clinkz does heavy damage to towers, and can take map control away from Anti-Mage to limit the space he has to farm early game. If Clinkz is ahead he is capable of ending the game before Anti-Mage becomes a threat. He can also match Anti-Mage's ability to split push.
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  • Ember Spirit's Flame Guard provides no protection against Clinkz's physical damage output.
  • Ember Spirit's low armor and health make him easy to kill quickly if a teammate can hold him down.
  • If Clinkz has farmed a disable item he can use invisibility to hunt down Ember Spirit while he farms or split pushes alone.
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  • Huskar's Berserker's Blood provides no protection against Clinkz's physical damage output.
  • Huskar has no way to disrupt Clinkz's attacks and no way to kill Clinkz alone, as Clinkz can easily go invisible, teleport away, or even fight back.
  • Clinkz will often build the items that counter Huskar and the items he usually builds. These include Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar or Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar for Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd, or a disable item like Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse or Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn to prevent him from using Inner Fire to disarm.
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  • Nature's Prophet is often by himself. Clinkz can use invisibility to hunt him down and kill him, although a Quelling Blade may be needed to cut through his Sprout. Orchid Malevolence may also be needed if 3-4 seconds are not enough time to kill him, as he can teleport away.
  • Clinkz can match Nature's Prophet's ability to split push.

Others[edit]

  • Any hero who spends a lot of time alone and has not farmed an item like Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter to protect themselves is easy food for a Clinkz with Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence or Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse.
  • If a hero cannot quickly close a gap Clinkz can often kill them in the time it takes them to reach him in a teamfight.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Drow Ranger's Precision Aura provides a massive boost to Clinkz' damage output.
  • Her Frost Arrows also slows enemies that aid Clinkz to attack the target more easily.
  • She also has a strong silence, allowing Clinkz to save up his Orchid's ability.
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  • In the laning phase, Clinkz can go invisible and stand next to enemies so that Purification's damage hits them for sure, setting up a kill this way.
  • Degen Aura's strong slow allows Clinkz to get more attacks off on enemies.
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  • Vengeful Spirit can use Wave of Terror to decrease the armor of enemies. This will amplify all of Clinkz's damage.
  • Clinkz has no crowd control. Vengeful Spirit's Magic Missile can keep enemies in place so Clinkz can hit them. She can also bring back escaping enemies with Nether Swap.
  • Vengeful Spirit's Vengeance Aura amplifies Clinkz's physical damage further.
  • If Clinkz is cornered by the enemy team Vengeful Spirit can Nether Swap him out to the edge of a teamfight where he can safely deal damage.

Others[edit]