Invoker/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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Anti-Mage
  • Anti-Mage's mobility and magic resistance make him nearly impossible to kill alone.
  • Invoker's spells cost a lot of mana while Invoker himself has a lot of mana, meaning Invoker and his team are vulnerable to Mana Void's heavy damage.
  • Blink allows Anti-Mage to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.
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Doom
  • Doom will completely take Invoker out of a fight, which is especially harmful as Invoker is a core hero who wants to cast spells.
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Faceless Void
  • Time Dilation prevents Invoker from furtherly invoking for the entire duration of the debuff, as well as massively slowing Invoker based on the large amount of spells he has.
  • Time Walk will completely negate Invoker's combo damage.
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Night Stalker
  • Crippling Fear is a good way to shut down and gank Invoker in the early game..
  • Void deals good damage to Invoker and makes escape harder.
  • With Hunter in the Night and Void, Invoker can't get away from Night Stalker and wont be able to catch him with Sun Strike during the night.
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Nyx Assassin
  • Nyx Assassin takes advantage of Invoker's massive intelligence gains and mana pool to do tons of damage using Mana Burn, as the spell does more damage based on the target's intelligence. This also combos well with Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage.
  • Nyx Assassin can simply activate Spiked Carapace while under many Invoker's abilities to stun him.
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Queen of Pain
  • Queen of Pain usually outlanes Invoker, giving her team a significant early game advantage while Invoker is still farming.
  • Blink allows Queen of Pain to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.
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Silencer
  • Invoker is heavily dependent on his spells, making him useless during Global Silence, as well as interrupting Invoker during his combo.
  • Arcane Curse is particularly deadly, because Invoker will continuously lose health if he keeps invoking and casting new spells.
  • Last Word will silence Invoker when he casts Invoke, interrupting his combo.
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Storm Spirit
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Templar Assassin
  • Templar Assassin can easily counter Invoker's last hitting process in the early game with Refraction. Refraction also negates the stun from Cold Snap, since it will need to deal damage in order to apply its stun.
  • Additionally, Refraction completely blocks damage from Sun Strike should Invoker try to finish her off, provided she activate Refraction beforehand.
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Viper

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight significantly reduces Invoker's damage output.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar prevents nearly all of Invoker's damage for its duration.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity allows you to completely negate a Eul combo from Invoker, although any smart Invoker will wait for you to use your Eul first before using his combo.
  • Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape is a cheaper alternative to reduce Invoker's damage.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can easily kill Invoker if he does the Chaos Meteor and Tornado combo.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff can be used to save oneself and allies from Invoker's combos.

Good against...[edit]

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Huskar
  • Huskar's magic resistance from Berserker's Blood Is useless against the pure damage from Sunstrike
  • Quas Exort Invoker has high physical damage in the form of Alacrity and Forged Spirits that allows him to trade hits with Huskar.
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Legion Commander
  • Invoker's spells will disable and destroy Legion Commander while she's locked in a Duel.
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Medusa
  • EMP allows Invoker to burn Medusa's mana to weaken Mana Shield.
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Tinker
  • Tinker is relatively helpless against Invoker, as his Rearm and Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel can be easily interrupted by Invoker's long range disables, even if he blinks away.
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Wraith King
  • EMP allows Invoker to burn Wraith King's mana to prevent Reincarnation from triggering (only until Wraith King gets his level 20 talent).
  • Ice Wall and Cold Snap are particularly crippling for Wraith King as they allow to kite him very effectively, preventing him from dealing melee attack damage.

Others[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

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Bloodseeker
  • Thirst reveals enemies at low health across the entire map, making it easy for Invoker to land a Sun Strike.
  • Bloodrage makes Invoker's spells deal 300 more damage.
  • Tornado or even Ice Wall may help Bloodseeker to land Blood Rite.
  • Tornado and Cold Snap prevent enemies from escaping with Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll when they are under the effect of Rupture.
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Dark Seer
  • Vacuum is a good way to pull enemies into Invoker's AoE spells.
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Disruptor
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Nature's Prophet
  • Sprout can help set up Invoker's spells.
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Faceless Void
  • Chronosphere holds several enemies in place for Chaos Meteor to do its damage.
  • Chronosphere also helps set up EMP and Sun Strike.
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Legion Commander
  • Legion Commander benefits greatly from Alacrity during Duel.
  • With global Sun Strike, Invoker can help Legion Commander win Duels anywhere on the map.

Others[edit]

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