Legion Commander/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Aphotic Shield and Mist Coil makes it hard for Legion Commander to kill Abaddon's teammates in Duels.
  • Borrowed Time makes Abaddon nearly impossible to kill in Duels, and often replenishes much of his health because Legion Commander cannot manually stop attacking during Duels.
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  • Shallow Grave prevents Legion Commander from killing her opponents in Duels.
  • Shadow Wave will heal an ally caught in a Duel, as well as dealing damage to Legion Commander.
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  • Dragon Knight's high natural sustain and health regeneration from Dragon Blood makes him hard to take down in Duels.
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  • Tethered heroes are much harder for Legion Commander to kill in Duels.
  • Relocate can cancel Duels and save allies.
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  • A well-timed Eclipse before a Duel usually prevents Legion Commander from winning Duels, if Luna is the target.
  • Meanwhile, when Luna is not a target, Eclipse and Lucent Beam can also help an ally win a Duel against Legion Commander.
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  • Because Duel requires both combatants to face each other, Bulwark will reduce a large portion of her damage, reducing the chances that Legion Commander will win the duel.
  • Spear of Mars and God's Rebuke pushes Legion Commander away during Duels against allies.
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  • Mana Shield makes Medusa very hard to take down in Duels.
  • Stone Gaze stops Legion Commander from Dueling altogether, regardless of who she targets.
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  • Purification prevents Legion Commander from killing her target, and will always hit her during Duels.
  • Guardian Angel completely wastes Duel's duration, and can save an ally across the map when upgraded with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.
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  • Fate's Edict prevents Legion Commander from attacking for a few seconds, potentially saving Oracle's ally.
  • Fortune's End dispels Press the Attack's healing and attack speed buff, as well as the movement speed bonus from Overwhelming Odds.
  • False Promise protects allies and prevents Legion Commander from winning Duels and gaining bonus damage.
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  • Lucky Shot can disarm Legion Commander and reduce her armor, which can reduce her chances of winning a duel. If an ally is targeted, Pangolier can simply use Swashbuckle to inflict it on her.
  • If an enemy Pangolier casts a well-timed Rolling Thunder before Legion Commander can cast Duel, it might result in her chasing down Pangolier until his or her ultimate ends, whichever duration ends first, resulting in an open window for enemy allies to target Legion Commander, making her vulnerable and susceptible to any source of attacks. If Legion Commander has an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter in her inventory, the risk of wasting a solid 8 seconds would result in a futile duel.
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  • Decrepify on either hero stops Legion Commander from completing a Duel, and dissuades her from initiating Duels on ethereal allies.
  • Life Drain can help Pugna's teammates win a fight, either by killing Legion Commander or replenishing her target's health.
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  • Static Link drains Legion Commander's accumulated damage, effectively neutralizing her overall primary advantage, and prevents her from winning Duels.
  • Storm Surge's movement speed buff makes Razor and his allies harder to catch and initiate on.
  • Eye of the Storm, if used beforehand, will always hit Legion Commander during Duels, due to her forced proximity. This drastically lowers her survivability during Duel.
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  • Mystic Flare can easily burst down Legion Commander while she is Dueling.
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  • God's Strength with Sven's tankiness and item build makes him difficult to take down in Duels.
  • Storm Hammer can be used to interrupt Duels (until Legion Commander buys Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter).
    • Sven also has a talent at level 15 that allows Storm Hammer to apply a basic dispel on any enemies hit by it, which can remove the buffs from Overwhelming Odds and Press the Attack.
  • Warcry gives a shield to Sven's teammates, which can completely waste Duel's duration depending on how much strength Sven has.
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  • Living Armor's global range makes it nearly impossible for Legion Commander to win Duels in the early to mid-game.
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  • Atrophy Aura's percentage-based damage reduction greatly diminishes Legion Commander's overall damage output, even if she has won many Duels.
  • Dark Rift can be used to save Underlord or his allies from Duels if properly timed.
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  • Enrage's instant cast time allows it to be used before Legion Commander initiates a Duel, causing Ursa to take almost no damage for a brief period of time.
  • Fury Swipes can give Ursa the edge in Duels.
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  • Gravekeeper's Cloak protects Visage from Legion Commander's attacks for most of Duel's duration.
  • Chain stuns from Visage's familiars prevents Legion Commander from winning Duels.
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  • Cold Embrace saves allies from dying in Duels.
  • Winter's Curse turns Legion Commander's high damage against her allies, giving the enemy team little time to react.
  • However, Winter Wyvern lanes very poorly against Legion Commander due to Press the Attack removing all the debuffs she can give. Winter Wyvern also has little chances of surviving if she gets Dueled herself.


Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter stops Legion Commander from attacking during Duels, but has to be used beforehand and doesn't last as long as the Duel itself.
  • Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade stops Legion Commander from attacking during Duels but just like Ghost Scepter, doesn't last as long as the duel.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd stops Legion Commander from attacking during Duels, and gives its owner evasion even after the active ability ends.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity interrupts Duels and dispels the buffs from Press the Attack and Overwhelming Odds.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere prevents Legion Commander from initiating Duels. This negates her ability to gank targets by herself, forcing her to stick with her allies.
  • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest's buff protect both its owner and their allies from being killed in Duels. It can also be used on Legion Commander to give an allied opponent the advantage.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can cause Legion Commander to take more damage than her target, especially if she has won many previous Duels.
  • Mekansm icon.png Mekansm makes it harder for Legion Commander to kill an allied opponent.
  • Aeon Disk icon.png Aeon Disk stops Legion Commander from killing opponents during Duels.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Counterspell offer no protection against Duel at all.
  • Duel locks down Anti-Mage for a long duration, preventing him from escaping with Blink. One successful Duel initiation is usually enough for Legion Commander's team to kill Anti-Mage.
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  • When dueled, Bristleback will have to face Legion head on, not allowing his passive Bristleback to come into effect.
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  • Overwhelming Odds is great at killing many stacked up spiderlings, thus giving Legion Commander a large buff.
  • Duel is a reliable way to lock down Broodmother, preventing her from running into the treeline.
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  • Chen's frailty and low mobility make him an enticing Duel target.
  • Overwhelming Odds and Moment of Courage can take advantage of converted creeps' numbers.
  • With enough damage from Duel stacks, Legion Commander can also often kill any of Chen's unfortunate allies before he can use Hand of God.
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  • Searing Arrows and Clinkz physical damage items is almost suicidal when used on Legion Commander, as it invites an instant Duel and Legion Commander herself is a natural Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail carrier.
  • Duel locks down Clinkz for a long duration, preventing him from escaping with Skeleton Walk.
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  • Drow Ranger's low mobility and lack of defensive abilities makes her an easy gank target in the early to mid-game.
  • A Dueling Drow Ranger will lose her precious Marksmanship, reduce her damage output significantly and will more likely lose that Duel.
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  • Life Break is almost suicidal when used on Legion Commander, as it invites an instant Duel and Legion Commander herself is a natural Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail carrier.
  • Huskar's low survivability and mostly on low health makes him particularly vulnerable to Legion Commander's high physical damage.
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  • Duel's long duration prevents Nyx Assassin escaping from Vendetta. With Aghanim's Scepter she can also bypasses Spiked Carapace.
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  • Sniper's low mobility and lack of defensive abilities makes him an easy gank target for the entire game, especially if Blink Dagger is picked up.
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  • Duel's long duration prevents Terrorblade from swapping his health with Sunder.
  • Overwhelming Odds deals high damage to Terrorblade's illusions.
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  • Duel's long duration prevents Weaver from activating Time Lapse or escaping with Shukuchi.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb isn't really an obstacle for Legion Commander, and assuming she is dueling on her own terms, it will even double her Duel winnings.
    • Don't use Lotus Orb on an ally that has a Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere, because Legion Commander can't cast duel through it anyway.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence's silence or Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos's root can be dispelled from allies by Press the Attack.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Glimpse and Kinetic Field helps keep enemies away from the Duel, preventing them from helping their ally, or setup an easy Duel by secluding a lone prey.
  • Static Storm will deal its full damage when an enemy is immobilized in a Duel. Its damage can also help Legion Commander win that Duel.
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  • Duel is perfect setup for all of Invoker's nukes especially for Sun Strike across the map.
  • Alacrity benefits Legion Commander greatly during Duels.
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  • Sacred Arrow sets up long duration stuns for Legion Commander to initiate on. Duel can also be used to setup a maximum-duration stun from Sacred Arrow, resulting a tremendous amount of hard disable on the opponent, this is meaningful when Legion Commander try to initiate on the opponent's hard carry during the late game not to win the Duel, but to effectively remove that carry out of combat.
  • Moonlight Shadow also helps Legion Commander initiate Duels, especially in the early game.
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  • Although it is a bit overkill, a Requiem of Souls used on top of a Dueled opponent will usually result in an instant kill.
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  • Global Silence can prevent disables from being used on Legion Commander during Duels.
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  • Mystic Flare easily bursts down targets while Legion Commander locks them in place with Duel.
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  • Fury Swipes can be stack on Dueled enemies for a quick kill in the early game.
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  • Maledict and Death Ward are easy to target and deal maximum damage on immobilized enemies during Duels.
  • Voodoo Restoration can be used right next to Legion Commander to keep her standing in Duels.
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  • Zeus' heavy magical nukes, as well as the global damage from Thundergod's Wrath and Nimbus, helps Legion Commander win Duels.

Others[edit]