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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Blink allows Anti-Mage to get on top of Lina and kill her with his Mana Break.
  • Spell Shield makes Anti-Mage very tanky against Lina's heavy magic damage.
  • Mana Void is very strong against Lina, who has a high mana pool and quickly depletes it during fights.
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  • Rage protects from all Lina's abilities (except upgraded Laguna Blade).
  • Open Wounds is great to keep Lina in place because she has no abilities to help her escape.
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  • Time Walk will easily bactrack Lina burst damage and especially Laguna Blade if not timed correctly
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  • Mana Burn does tons of damage against Lina because of her high intelligence. The mana burn also prevents Lina from casting her full combo.
  • Spiked Carapace can easily be used to counter Lina's abilities, because of their long cast animation.
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  • Arcane Curse discourages Lina from using her abilities, preventing her from building up Fiery Soul stacks.
  • Last Word and Global Silence are great against Lina for the same reason.
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  • Dark Pact can be cast during the cast animation of Lina's Light Strike Array and dispel its stun.
  • Pounce allows Slark to close the gap to Lina.
  • Shadow Dance prevents Lina from killing Slark with her Laguna Blade when his hp gets low.
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  • Spectral Dagger and Haunt allow Spectre to get close to Lina.
  • Desolate is very strong against Lina, who's usually a bit isolated in fights because of her high attack and cast range.
  • Dispersion can mitigate a good portion of Lina's burst damage, allowing Spectre to turn on her afterwards.
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  • Sven has high health pool and is natural Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar holder and is very hard to kill for Lina.
  • Same time he has high physical burst damage and if he manages to stun Lina - it's hard for her to survive.



Good against...[edit]

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  • Lina's Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array can easily kill Chen's converted creeps
  • Lina's high damage burst from Dragon Slave, Light Strike Array and Laguna Blade can easily kill Chen's allies before he can use Hand of God.
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  • Low HP hero, Lina can nuke her down easily.
  • Crystal Maiden's Freezing Field is channeling, Lina can use her Light Strike Array to cancel it easily.
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  • Enchantress has pitiful health. She cannot tank Lina's heavy magic damage.
  • Untouchable is decently countered by Fiery Soul, exposing Enchantress' weakness to physical damage due to her low armor.
  • Lina is decent at clearing creeps and can kill Enchantress' creeps quickly.
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  • Mirana's Moonlight Shadow does little good to her against Lina's Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array.
  • Lina's damage burst can quickly kill Mirana's teammate before she saves them with Moonlight Shadow.
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  • Phantom Assassin is low health pool and very susceptible to Lina's high magic burst.
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  • Lina can easily cancel Sand Storm with Light Strike Array while at the same time exposing Sand King to Lina's team.
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  • Lina can cancel Shackles with Light Strike Array and also quickly kill Shadow Shaman.
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  • Lina's damage burst can kill Terrorblade before he casts Sunder.


  • Any low HP hero
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Works well with...[edit]

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  • Disruption can set up Light Strike Array.
  • Soul Catcher heavily amplifies Lina's damage giving her even more burst damage.
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  • Storm Hammer can ensure a perfect Light Strike Array.
  • Lina's long range makes her a great support to lane with Sven and harass the enemy.
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  • Decrepify can hugely increase Lina's magic damage output. The slow acts as a setup for Light Strike Array.
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  • Heroes with stuns or hides that can set up a Light Strike Array.
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