Earthshaker/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Clockwerk
  • Battery Assault icon.png Battery Assault interrupts Earthshaker's long cast animations, preventing him from using any abilities apart from Echo Slam.
  • Power Cogs icon.png Power Cogs often separate the battlefield so that both enemies and allies are unlikely to cluster.
  • Rocket Flare icon.png Rocket Flare allows Clockwerk to scout Earthshaker before a fight starts and potentially cancel his Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger.
  • Hookshot icon.png Hookshot enables Clockwerk to catch Earthshaker before he gets a chance to initiate a fight.
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Disruptor
Earth Spirit icon.png
Earth Spirit
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Lifestealer
  • Rage icon.png Rage prevents Earthshaker from damaging and stunning Lifestealer.
  • Feast icon.png Feast is very effective against Earthshaker, because of him being a strength hero, allowing Lifestealer to heavily harass and kill him.
  • Open Wounds icon.png Open Wounds prevents Earthshaker from escaping after he initiated.
  • Infest icon.png Infest gives Lifestealer an easy way to escape should he get caught out by Earthshaker.
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Skywrath Mage
  • Arcane Bolt icon.png Arcane Bolt allows Skywrath Mage to harass Earthshaker out of lane.
  • Ancient Seal icon.png Ancient Seal is an instant silence that can be pre-cast onto Earthshaker to disrupt his combo, before he uses Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger to initiate.
  • Mystic Flare icon.png Mystic Flare will nuke Earthshaker down while he stands in place during his long cast animations.
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Sniper
  • Shrapnel icon.png Shrapnel can be used to disable Earthshaker's Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger from long range.
  • Take Aim icon.png Take Aim allows Sniper to harass Earthshaker in lane, and stay out of Echo Slam initiation radius.
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Spectre
  • Haunt icon.png Haunt will usually disable Earthshaker's Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger prior to a teamfight, preventing him from initiating.
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Zeus

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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Broodmother
  • Echo Slam's damage potential increases phenomenally due to Broodmother's hordes of spiderlings and spiderites.
  • Long ranged Fissures can hit Broodmother if she runs into the treeline at the edges of the map.
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Chaos Knight
  • Echo Slam's damage potential increases due to Chaos Knight's Phantasm icon.png Phantasm illusions.
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Enigma
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Meepo
  • Echo Slam's damage potential increases due to Meepo's clones.
  • Eathshaker's AoE stuns can interrupt Meepo's Poof icon.png Poof cast animation
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Naga Siren
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Nature's Prophet
  • Treants increase Echo Slam's damage.
  • Earthshaker's AoE stuns can hit Nature's Prophet through Sprout icon.png Sprout, without having direct line of sight, in order to interrupt Teleportation icon.png Teleportation.
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Phantom Lancer
  • Phantom Lancer's many illusions increase Echo Slam's damage.

Others[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

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Dark Seer
  • Vacuum icon.png Vacuum sets Earthshaker up for an easy Echo Slam.
  • A group of stunned enemies are ripe targets for Dark Seer's Wall of Replica icon.png Wall of Replica.
  • Combining Vacuum icon.png Vacuum and Fissure can position and re-position the enemy team to set up for strong AoE abilities.
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Enigma
  • Black Hole icon.png Black Hole sets Earthshaker up for an easy Echo Slam.
  • Earthshaker's initiation can give ample time and space for Enigma to line up a good Black Hole icon.png Black Hole.
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Magnus
Naga Siren icon.png
Naga Siren
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Puck
  • Dream Coil icon.png Dream Coil sets Earthshaker up for an easy Echo Slam.
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Sand King
  • Burrowstrike icon.png Burrowstrike sets Earthshaker up for an easy Echo Slam
  • Sand King can travel underneath Fissure with Burrowstrike icon.png Burrowstrike.
  • Caustic Finale icon.png Caustic Finale pairs well with Enchant Totem for mana-effective lanepushing.

Others[edit]

  • Lich minimap icon.png Lich and Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter's large AoE abilities can quickly clean up an enemy team after Earthshaker's initiation.