Huskar/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Huskar's damage over time gives Abaddon the opportunity to shield and heal his allies.
  • Borrowed Time also makes Abaddon a hard support to gank, thus negating Huskar's early game dominance.
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  • Ice Blast prevents Huskar from healing and will kill him when his health dips below a threshold. This makes it very dangerous for him to use his abilities.
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  • Bristleback's tankiness and passive ability allow him to outlast Burning Spears' damage-over-time at almost any point in the game.
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  • Huskar has no AoE ability to deal with Chaos Knight's illusions and has no defense against their high collective physical damage.
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  • Untouchable makes it near impossible to stack Burning Spears.
  • Impetus' pure damage puts an instant end to Huskar's low-health brinkmanship.
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  • Huskar is often at low health, providing large Thirst bonuses to Bloodseeker.
  • Life Break can trigger Rupture's damage.
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  • Blade Fury makes Juggernaut immune to the damage from Life Break and Burning Spears.
    • It can be instantly activated the second Juggernaut sees Huskar flying towards him with Life Break, blocking all damage.
  • Healing Ward effectively negates any damage-over-time from Burning Spears.
  • Huskar has no defense against Omnislash and takes heavy damage due to his low armor.
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  • Rage renders Lifestealer immune to the damage from Burning Spears and Life Break.
  • Feast and Open Wounds makes Lifestealer one of few heroes that can outlast Huskar in a one-on-one fight.
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  • Mirror Image can cause Huskar to Life Break the wrong target.
  • Rip Tide reduces Huskar's already low armor.
  • Song of the Siren allows teams to recover from Huskar's initiation, as well as the damage over time from Burning Spears.
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  • Jumping on Ursa with Life Break is often suicide for Huskar, as he will be immediately bursted down with Fury Swipes.
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  • Reaper's Scythe makes Huskar vulnerable to die due to health loss from Life Break.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar negates magical damage from Burning Spears and Life Break.
  • Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight will both reduce and/or block the damage dealt by Burning Spears and Life Break, which greatly reduces Huskar's damage output.
  • Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge will break Berserker's Blood, making it much easier to burst down Huskar while also reducing his damage.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd Stops Huskar from attacking and negating Burning Spears.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere blocks Life Break.
  • Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel disables most of Berserker's Blood health regeneration.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style can dodge life break's damage & Huskar isn't great at dealing with illusions.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Weaver cannot Time Lapse out of Huskar's burn damage.
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  • Clockwerk's abilities cannot handle Huskar in a one-on-one fight, even if he gets the jump on him.
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  • Huskar can negate Dragon Knight's passive with multiple trades of Burning Spear.
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  • Earthshaker's stuns will rarely save him once Huskar has initiated on him with Life Break.
  • A full initiation combo will not kill Huskar, only lower his health and increase his attack speed.
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  • Ember Spirit does minimal damage to Huskar until the very late game.
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  • Sprout will not protect Nature's Prophet from Huskar if he has already locked on with Life Break.
  • Even a farmed Nature's Prophet is usually not durable enough to fight Huskar alone.
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Others[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Ice Blast combined with Life Break will kill an enemy very quickly.
  • Life Break can also trigger Ice Blast's shatter if the enemy gets away.
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  • Inner Beast allows Huskar to stack many Burning Spears in short time.
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  • Shallow Grave allows a nearly dead Huskar to attack extremely quickly and place many stacks of Burning Spears.
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  • False Promise allows Huskar to stay at low health and attack rapidly.
  • Fortune's End can be targeted on Huskar, and released just before he uses Life Break. This will dispel and root the enemy Huskar jumps on.
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  • Life Break's initial percentage-based damage provides a clean setup for Reaper's Scythe.
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  • Decrepify increases Life Break's damage by a large amount, perhaps even instantly killing their target if coupled with other magic amplification abilities/items.
  • Life Drain keeps Huskar alive at low health, letting him use Berserker's Blood to its full potential.
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  • Using Sunder on Huskar when Terrorblade is near death can be beneficial to both heroes, as Terrorblade is healed while Huskar gains attack speed.
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  • Battle Trance allows Huskar to stack many Burning Spears in short time.
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  • Maledict greatly amplifies the damage from multiple stacks of Burning Spears.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes with armor increasing abilities to protect Huskar against physical attacks so he can survive and deal damage: Lich minimap icon.png Lich, Sven minimap icon.png Sven

Items[edit]

  • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves often goes into boosted mode to provide huge amount of health regeneration and armor as Huskar's HP drops due to Life Break and Burning Spear, keeping him alive to dish out damage.