Death Prophet/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Ice Blast prevents Death Prophet from gaining health from Spirit Siphon and Exorcism.
  • Cold Feet The debuff hits Death Prophet even while cycloned by Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity.
  • Ice Vortex lowers her magic resistance and her kiting(keeping away) potential.
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  • Death Prophet has high mana pool and due to her reliance on her spells she will be vulnerable to his Mana Void to nuking her from early to late game.
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  • Doom can stop Death Prophet from casting spells during team fights, especially if Exorcism is not active, which makes her useless. Furthermore, Doom can still cast Scorched Earth to chase after her.
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  • Duel is a great initiation to kill Death Prophet before she can cast Exorcism. Furthermore, Legion Commander often builds Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail and can reflect Exorcism's damage to Death Prophet and kill her even if it's already active.
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  • Degen Aura reduces Death Prophet movement speed keeping her in range.
  • Guardian Angel totally neglects the physical damage from Exorcism.
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  • Generally, without Exorcism Death Prophet can contribute very little during teamfights, especially when she has been silenced, hexed or is focused down.
  • Riki minimap icon.png Riki is another good hero to shutdown Death Prophet with Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade as his core item. His Smoke Screen stops her from initiating and casting spells.
  • Heroes that can kill Death Prophet with nuking abilities: Puck minimap icon.png Puck, Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling, Lina minimap icon.png Lina
  • Heroes that grants armor for teammates: Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Sven minimap icon.png Sven


  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can reflect Exorcism's damage when active. Since Exorcism will continue to do damage as long as it is active or until you are dead there is no way to stop someone from using Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail's active to harm you using your spirits.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence and Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn can temporarily stop Death Prophet from casting spells, which renders Death Prophet useless during fights.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade can slow her down and drain her mana while attacking.

Good against...[edit]

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  • He is your best match up due to his low base movement speed, his nuke doesn't harm since you can recover it with Spirit Siphon. Also Silence can stop Zeus casting spells.
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  • Quas-Exort Invoker is also good a good matchup due to the fact he has no Wex to run faster due to the movement impairment on his stealth. The Forge Spirit and Cold Snap combo doesn't harm her as well since you can drain Invoker's HP with Spirit Siphon which forces him to retreat.
  • Silence also prevent Invoker Invoke or cast his main spells temporarily. There's no way Invoker can block it unless he has Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity to cyclone himself.
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  • Death Prophet's Silence counters Timbersaw's Timber Chain as it is his primary means of escape, silence also temporarily renders Timbersaw useless as he is a primarily spell-oriented hero.
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  • Exorcism can quickly kill any Treants or Necronomicon units. Also Silence prevents him from using Teleportation to escape or Sprout to lock you down.


  • In early to mid stage, Silence is also a great way to counter escape oriented heroes such as Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage, Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain, Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin to prevent them run-away from teamfights, provided that they don't have any basic dispel items to activate.
  • High health heroes like Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge and Undying minimap icon.png Undying gain strength by using abilities. Focusing them with Spirit Siphon can let you heal more health which gives you more survivability.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity to let you combo with Silence when target is landing down after cyclone to almost guarantee silence the target which render him/her unable to cast spells for few seconds.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Black Hole disables enemies and allows to deal a lot of damage with Exorcism. It can be used as counter-initiation if Death Prophet is focused in teamfight.
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  • Chronosphere allows to deal a lot of damage with Exorcism. Even if Death Prophet is caught inside Chronosphere the spirits will still continue to move and do damage.


  • Heroes with strong defensive abilities (Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle etc) can help Death Prophet to survive longer to deal more damage and even heal herself back when Exorcism ends.
  • Initiators with large AoE crowd control effects are fantastic with Death Prophet as they keep enemies still for Exorcism. The spirits from Exorcism are also capable of taking down towers quickly so she works well with others who are also capable of pushing fast and destroying buildings.
  • Heroes with capable to summon units such as Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan, Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid or able to tammed neutrals such as Chen minimap icon.png Chen, Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress also a great way to help Death Prophet to pushing fast and destroy enemies buildings.