Luna/Counters

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Bad against...

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Arc Warden
  • His Tempest Double icon.png Tempest Double can tank Luna's Eclipse.
  • He can split-push better than Luna using Boots of Travel on his Tempest Double.
  • Magnetic Field icon.png Magnetic Field can stop Luna's Manta Style illusion push effectively.
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Bristleback
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Broodmother
  • Her Spiderlings can harass Luna in lane heavily, as Luna has no AoE abilities to clear Spiderlings.
  • Broodmother can knockdown towers in early game quickly, and limit Luna's farming space.
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Huskar
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Juggernaut
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Lina
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Meepo
  • He can tank Eclipse because of his clones.
  • Earthbind icon.png Earthbind and Geostrike icon.png Geostrike take away Luna's mobility advantage.
  • Meepo counters Luna's splitpush with his global presence.
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Phantom Lancer
  • He creates many illusions to tank Luna's Eclipse.
  • He can chase Luna effectively regardless of her high movement speed.
  • Although her Moon Glaives bounces kill his illusions fast, he can create new ones faster.
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Pudge
  • Flesh Heap icon.png Flesh Heap's magic resistance allows him to survive Eclipse and Meat Hook icon.png Meat Hook and Dismember icon.png Dismember can disable Luna through her Black King Bar.
  • However, Lucent Beam can still cancel Dismember icon.png Dismember from a safe distance, even if its damage is going to be reduced.
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Sniper
  • Sniper usually sits at back side and it's hard for Luna to get close to him to attack.
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Slark
  • Shadow Dance icon.png Shadow Dance prevents Luna from damaging Slark and together with Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade he can kite her or escape.
  • Luna has no way to escape from Pounce icon.png Pounce's leash.
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Techies
  • Luna has low HP, low range and often stalks through jungle. She cannot properly disarm Proximity Mines icon.png Proximity Mines.
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Zeus
  • Several damaging nuke spells on low cooldowns. Thundergod's Wrath icon.png Thundergod's Wrath can be used before a fight to harm Luna before she activates her Black King Bar, reducing her survivability for that fight.

Others

Items

Good against...

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Chen
  • Moon Glaives can easily clear Chen's creeps.
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Enchantress
  • Enchantress has pitiful HP so Lucent Beam and Eclipse can kill very quickly.
  • Moon Glaives allows Luna to clear Enchantress's creep wave very efficiently.
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Legion Commander
  • Eclipse can help to win a Duel icon.png Duel from Legion Commander.
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Lifestealer
  • Although he can avoid Eclipse with Rage icon.png Rage and Infest icon.png Infest, Luna's physical damage can be enough to deal with him.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style is a common pick on Luna, which can help her dispel Open Wounds icon.png Open Wounds, and in addition, Lifestealer is not good against illusions created by Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
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Pugna
  • Life Drain icon.png Life Drain will be always canceled by Lucent Beam.
  • Decrepify icon.png Decrepify can be suicide against Luna due to Lucent Beam and Eclipse.
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Bane
  • It is almost impossible for Bane to use Fiend's Grip icon.png Fiend's Grip properly against Luna's allies due to huge cast range of the Lucent Beam.
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Necrophos
  • Though Luna has hard times laning against Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos, his Ghost Shroud icon.png Ghost Shroud won’t help him in teamfight because it will increase damage from Lucent Beam and Eclipse.

Others

  • Though Luna isn’t a dedicated chaser, she’s rather good at finishing off low HP heroes.
  • Luna has a love/hate relationship with illusions and summons. On the one hand, they can tank damage from Eclipse, but on the other hand, she can easily clear them before Eclipse with Moon Glaives.

Items

  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar and other forms of Spell Immunity can be partially mitigated by Luna's high physical damage.
  • Many carries have hard time against heroes that buy Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter and Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade. However, ethereal state items and abilities are useless against Luna because Eclipse will deal enormous damage, especially when Luna farms Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, and she often uses her magical damage in order to kill heroes.
  • Illusions created from Manta Style icon.png Manta Style are normally thin, and Luna will easily destroy them. Do not build Manta Style icon.png Manta Style against Luna unless you have natural illusions (Mirror Image icon.png Mirror Image etc) or illusion-related abilities (e.g. Mana Break icon.png Mana Break).
  • Luna can put Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere on cooldown using Lucent Beam.

Works well with...

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Crystal Maiden
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Drow Ranger
  • Lunar Blessing combined with Precision Aura icon.png Precision Aura allows Luna and her allies to above-average damage early game, making harassing and kill attempts easier.
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Keeper of the Light
  • Chakra Magic icon.png Chakra Magic can sustain Luna's mana pool and give her unexpectedly very low cooldown (up to 0 second) nuke, especially in early game. Heal from Illuminate icon.png Illuminate is very useful as well.
  • He can also help her to split-push more effectively with Recall icon.png Recall.
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Night Stalker
  • Eclipse causes day to become night, triggering Night Stalker's Hunter in the Night icon.png Hunter in the Night for the ten extra seconds of nighttime.
  • Darkness icon.png Darkness gives both of them a very long vision range.
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Omniknight
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Vengeful Spirit
  • Vengeance Aura icon.png Vengeance Aura can greatly improve Luna's attack damage in the late game. Early-game, she can set up kills as well as use Nether Swap icon.png Nether Swap on Luna to allow her escape from a sticky situation and potentially save her life.

Others