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Lina/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Blink allows Anti-Mage to get on top of Lina and deal damage with his Mana Break.
  • Counterspell makes Anti-Mage 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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  • Time Walk will easily backtrack Lina's burst damage (especially Laguna Blade) if not timed correctly.
  • During Chronosphere, squishy heroes like Lina will be main target of Faceless Void in his ultimate.
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  • Rage protects Lifestealer from all of Lina's abilities (except an 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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  • 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, and could probably kill Lina outright if Laguna Blade is reflected.
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  • Doppelganger can be used to easily dodge Light Strike Array if timed correctly.
  • Phantom Lancer can quickly deplete Lina's mana pool with his illusions and deal massive damage from it simultaneously since Phantom Lancer is a natural Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade carrier.
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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, as well as interrupting her combos and preventing her from casting spells.
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  • Dark Pact can be cast during the cast animation of 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 a high health pool and is a natural Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar holder and is very hard to kill for Lina.
  • Sven also has high physical damage, making it easy for him to burst her down.
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Others[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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  • Lina builds Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade (and upgrades it into a Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge), which makes it hard for Ancient Apparition to land his abilities.
  • Laguna Blade can kill Ancient Apparition easily due to his low health pool and lack of mobility.
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  • Being a hero with low health and abysmal mobility, Lina can nuke her down easily.
  • Since Crystal Maiden's Freezing Field is a channeled ability, Lina can use her Light Strike Array to cancel it easily.
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  • Laguna Blade can kill Dazzle quickly before he casts Shallow Grave.
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  • Enchantress has pitiful health, and 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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  • Light Strike Array catches Meepo and his clones if he tried to gank Lina with Earthbind & Poof.
  • Laguna Blade can quickly kill Meepo and his clones before they escape with Poof.
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  • Moonlight Shadow does little good against Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array.
  • Lina's damage burst can quickly kill Mirana's teammates before she saves them with Moonlight Shadow.
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  • Light Strike Array catches Morphling while he jumps in from Waveform and also prevents Morphling from using his abilities.
  • Laguna Blade can kill Morphling quickly before he shifts into Attribute Shift (Strength Gain).
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  • Pudge has low armor and mobility, making him suspectible to her physical attacks (if Lina is the carry).
  • Because Dismember is a channeled ability, it can be canceled through Light Strike Array within a distance.
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  • Venomancer has low health, which makes him vulnerable to Lina's heavy magic damage.
  • Fiery Soul attack speed bonus removes Plague Wards easily in all stages of the game.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

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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Others[edit]

  • Heroes with stuns or hides that can set up a Light Strike Array.
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