Io/Counters

From Dota 2 Wiki
< Io
Jump to: navigation, search
 
 
Counters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bad against...[edit]

Ancient Apparition icon.png
  • Ice Blast prevents Io from healing the target.
Bloodseeker icon.png
  • Thirst allows Bloodseeker to see where Io relocated to, should either Io or the tethered hero have low health.
  • Rupture forces Io to stay in place, preventing it from using the Tether bonus movement speed to escape.
Bristleback icon.png
  • Quill Spray is very effective against Io, as it has very low armor and has to stay close to the fight to not break its Tether.
Clinkz icon.png
Disruptor icon.png
  • Glimpse directly negates Relocate.
Legion Commander icon.png
  • Duel is very effective against Io due to its low health and armor.
Leshrac icon.png
  • Lightning Storm will usually hit both Io and its tethered target since both will be close enough for the lightning to jump.
  • Diabolic Edict and Pulse Nova hit all units near Leshrac, meaning he can do colossal damage to Io and its tethered target.
Luna icon.png
Phantom Assassin icon.png
Sniper icon.png
Spirit Breaker icon.png
Treant Protector icon.png
  • Living Armor can be used to save a hero from a Relocate gank.
Winter Wyvern icon.png

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

Drow Ranger icon.png
  • Drow Ranger's lack of escape abilities makes her an easy target for Relocate ganks.
Meepo icon.png
  • Tether helps Io escape from Earthbind even if Meepo has Blink Dagger.
  • Io's Spirits can pressure Meepo while laning and will usually hit at least one of his clones.
Nature's Prophet icon.png
  • Nature's Prophet is extremely easy to gank with Relocate while he's split pushing.
  • Tether on a friendly unit can destroy Nature Prophet's trees should he surround himself with Sprout as a defense.
Phoenix icon.png
  • Phoenix's limit AoE, damage-over-time abilities give Io plenty of time to save allies with Relocate.
Pudge icon.png
  • Tether and Overcharge makes it much harder for Pudge to kill a target with Meat Hook, and Relocate can save the Io's ally while Dismember is being channeled.
Underlord icon.png
  • Io can escape from Pit of Malice with Tether or Relocate.
  • Relocate can counter Dark Rift's split pushing.

Works well with...[edit]

Chaos Knight icon.png
  • Chaos Knight's single target disables makes him a formidable ganker when Relocated.
  • Reality Rift can bring an enemy into the Spirits slow.
Gyrocopter icon.png
  • Tether's regeneration and movement speed buff fuel Gyrocopter's abilities and ganks in the early and mid game.
  • Spirits's movement speed slow keeps enemies in range of Gyrocopter's abilities and attacks.
  • Overcharge's attack speed buff complements Gyrocopter's attack damage items in the late game.
  • Io's talent that grants Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade via Tether can increase Gyrocopter's damage output.
Juggernaut icon.png
  • Healing Ward works with Tether, healing both heroes for an enourmous amount.
  • When Juggernaut uses Omnislash, Io's Tether will persist, buffing Juggernaut's attack speed with Overcharge.
Legion Commander icon.png
  • Press the Attack's heal is very powerful when combined with Tether.
  • Relocate can be used to pick off lone enemies using Duel.
  • Overcharge helps Legion Commander win Duels more easily.
Lifestealer icon.png
  • With Infest, Io can Relocate two heroes at the same time (three if Lifestealer has Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter) for a surprise gank.
Phantom Assassin icon.png
  • Stifling Dagger's movement speed slow helps Io land Spirits.
  • Overcharge makes Phantom Assassin more durable and allows her to get more hits in.
Spirit Breaker icon.png
  • Greater Bash becomes more powerful with higher movement speed, and benefits from Overcharge's attack speed increase.
  • Tethering to Spirit Breaker while he is using Charge of Darkness can pull Io along for a considerable distance.
Sven icon.png
  • Sven's mobility is greatly improved by Tether.
  • Storm Hammer and God's Strength will take down an enemy in no time after a Relocate.
  • Mana regeneration from Io's items allows Sven to initiate much more often with Storm Hammer.
Tiny icon.png
  • Tiny's burst damage with Avalanche and Toss is ideal for finishing off enemies quickly during a Relocate gank.
  • Tiny can also Toss Io if the enemy gets away.
  • Relocate helps negate Tiny's mobility issues.
  • Overcharge greatly boosts Tiny's slow base attack speed.
Ursa icon.png
  • Ursa's burst melee damage makes him an ideal ally to bring along on Relocate ganks.
  • Ursa's mobility is greatly improved by Tether.
  • Overcharge will allow Ursa to dish out heavy damage with Fury Swipes as well as making him literally invincible while enraged.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]