Luna/Counters

From Dota 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Release Illuminate icon.png
Play “Many hands make light work.”
This article is badly written or needs more information. Please help the community by updating it. Read this formatting guide first.

Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs   Known Bugs  

Bad against...[edit]

Arc Warden icon.png
Arc Warden
Bristleback icon.png
Bristleback
Broodmother icon.png
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.
Huskar icon.png
Huskar
Juggernaut icon.png
Juggernaut
Lina icon.png
Lina
Meepo icon.png
Meepo
  • He can tank Luna's Eclipse because of his increased magic resistance and Divided We Stand icon.png Divided We Stand.
  • Earthbind icon.png Earthbind and Geostrike icon.png Geostrike take away Luna's mobility advantage.
  • Meepo counters Luna's splitpush with his global presence thanks to Poof icon.png Poof.
Phantom Lancer icon.png
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 Glaive bounces kill his illusions fast, he can create new ones faster.
Pudge icon.png
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 icon.png Lucent Beam can still cancel Dismember icon.png Dismember from a safe distance, even if its damage is going to be reduced.
Sniper icon.png
Sniper
  • Take Aim icon.png Take Aim allows Sniper to sit at back and deal huge amount of damage. Without certain items there is no way for Luna to get close to Sniper.
  • Luna has no way to dodge Assassinate icon.png Assassinate without an expertly timed Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
Slark icon.png
Slark
  • Shadow Dance icon.png Shadow Dance prevents Luna from damaging Slark.
  • Luna has no way to escape from Pounce icon.png Pounce's leash.
  • Shadow Dance icon.png Shadow Dance's passive movement speed bonus together with Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade can kite Luna heavily, and limit Luna's area to farm.
  • For the same reasons, his abilities makes him a good ally for Luna, but only if Luna has farmed Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.
Techies icon.png
Techies
  • Luna has low HP, low range and often stalks through jungle. She cannot properly disarm Proximity Mines icon.png Proximity Mines.
Zeus icon.png
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[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

Axe icon.png
Axe
  • If careful and patient, Luna can use Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam to disrupt Axe's initiation attempts with Berserker's call.
  • After Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail expires, Luna will have opportunity to safely counter-initiate with Eclipse icon.png Eclipse which can serve as a large obstacle to stop Axe from chasing down fleeing heroes, or worse, potentially kill any of Axe's allies.
  • However, Luna must be careful when going against Axe due to her short attack range, as it makes her vulnerable to Axe's initiations.
Legion Commander icon.png
Legion Commander
  • Eclipse icon.png Eclipse will help with a duel from enemy Legion as Legion Commander herself is locked down and can't dodge the skill.
Omniknight icon.png
Omniknight
  • Even if Eclipse icon.png Eclipse will be blocked by Repel icon.png Repel, it will not be blocked by Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel
  • Luna's physical damage is strong enough to deal with the enemy affected by Repel icon.png Repel.
Timbersaw icon.png
Timbersaw
  • Timbersaw is infamous in lane because of his high regeneration and armor provided by Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor. However unlike most carries, Luna can harass Timbersaw with Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam effectively, and possibly kill him with Eclipse icon.png Eclipse and help of teammates.
  • A well-timed Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam can interrupt Timber Chain icon.png Timber Chain.
Undying icon.png
Undying
Chen icon.png
Chen
Terrorblade icon.png
Terrorblade
Nature's Prophet icon.png
Nature's Prophet
Pugna icon.png
Pugna
  • Nether Ward icon.png Nether Ward is a serious threat to many spellcasters. However, unlike most of spellcasters, Luna's spells do not require lot of mana, which can put Pugna in tricky situation.
  • Life Drain icon.png Life Drain will be always canceled by Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and she can use it to harass Pugna, unless Pugna chooses to build Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
  • Decrepify icon.png Decrepify is a death sentence against Luna, because she often kills heroes with Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
Sven icon.png
Sven
  • With her Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive and Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing ability, Luna can farm much faster than Sven can, resulting in perhaps getting outcarried midgame.
  • If Luna is quick enough to use Eclipse icon.png Eclipse in anticipation, it can kill Sven quickly if he doesn't have Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
Spirit Breaker icon.png
Spirit Breaker
Enchantress icon.png
Enchantress
  • Enchantress has pitiful HP, even more pitiful than Luna, so Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and Eclipse icon.png Eclipse will not only be able to often harass her through her Untouchable icon.png Untouchable, but also to kill Enchantress or her teammates faster than she can heal them with Nature's Attendants icon.png Nature's Attendants.
  • With her Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive ability, Luna can clear Enchantress's creep wave very efficiently.
  • After Luna purchases Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, she will be able to harass Enchantress very effective without getting affected by Untouchable icon.png Untouchable.
Queen of Pain icon.png
Queen of Pain
  • Aggressively blinking is not going to end well against Luna, because Queen of Pain will then be easy target for Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
  • Just like Enchantress, Queen of Pain's HP is abysmal, so Luna can quickly kill Queen of Pain as soon as she jumps with Blink (Queen of Pain) icon.png Blink.
Winter Wyvern icon.png
Winter Wyvern
  • Cold Embrace icon.png Cold Embrace is not salvation against Luna's Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and Eclipse icon.png Eclipse. She also relies mostly on magic damage when she is killing heroes.
  • Luna's Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaives will not hit hero affected by Winter's Curse icon.png Winter's Curse, making her weak against allies, but strong versus enemies.
  • Luna has bigger night vision provided by Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing than Winter Wyvern when affected by Arctic Burn icon.png Arctic Burn (Winter Wyvern's night vision is 400, while Luna's night vision is maximally 1000).
Clockwerk icon.png
Clockwerk
Bane icon.png
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 icon.png Lucent Beam.
Enigma icon.png
Enigma
  • Enigma has difficulties to properly channel Black Hole icon.png Black Hole without getting canceled by Luna's Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam.
  • Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive can clear his wave of Eidolons, granting her farm at the same time.
  • If Luna is quick and uses Eclipse icon.png Eclipse in anticipation, she can kill Enigma after he jumps in and uses Black Hole icon.png Black Hole.
Tinker icon.png
Tinker
Io icon.png
Io
  • Luna can cancel Relocate icon.png Relocate with Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and he is kind of hero that most carries can easily harass.
  • Io's durability is not admirable, so Luna can kill him even without Eclipse.
Lifestealer icon.png
Lifestealer
  • Although he can avoid Eclipse icon.png 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.
Viper icon.png
Viper
  • Viper loves to torture most Magical Damage reliant nukers, but going on Luna is not a good idea, because Eclipse icon.png Eclipse work best when enemies come to Luna, rather than she comes to them.
  • Corrosive Skin icon.png Corrosive Skin is not very effective against Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam and Eclipse icon.png Eclipse in early levels.
  • Luna often carries Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, which can significantly reduce his damage output, and at the same time allowing her to manfight Viper without getting hurt by Corrosive Skin icon.png Corrosive Skin.
Lone Druid icon.png
Lone Druid
  • Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive bounces between Lone Druid and his bear can cause devastating damage to both.
Wraith King icon.png
Wraith King
  • After Wraith King'sReincarnation icon.png Reincarnation is used, Luna will have good chance to finish him with Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
  • It is not important how much Wraith King is tanky and bulky, Luna will always be able to outplay and outcarry him anytime.
Necrophos icon.png
Necrophos

Others[edit]

  • Though Luna isn’t a dedicated chaser, she’s rather good at finishing off low HP heroes.
  • With Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive and Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing, Luna is capable of outcarrying and outplaying almost any jungler or hard carry.
  • In public games against a jungler (Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer, Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander) Luna should track him while he’s low on HP and kill. High speed, good night vision and respectable nuke with short cooldown — Luna is a bane of unwary jungler.
  • Heroes with blink abilities that use aggressively, will be rendered vulnerable to Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
  • Any weak Nuker such as: Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac, Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider, Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Chen minimap icon.png Chen, Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos, Io minimap icon.png Io, Viper minimap icon.png Viper, Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer, Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna, Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter, Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk
  • Luna has a love/hate relationship with illusions and summons. On the one hand, they can tank damage from Eclipse icon.png Eclipse, but on the other hand, she can easily clear their waves with Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaives and bonus right-click damage provided by Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing.

Items[edit]

Works well with...[edit]

Drow Ranger icon.png
Drow Ranger
  • Lunar Blessing icon.png 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.
Vengeful Spirit icon.png
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.
Crystal Maiden icon.png
Crystal Maiden
  • Arcane Aura icon.png Arcane Aura allows Luna to spam Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam frequently in the early game, as well as slow and disable foes to help chase them down or flee from them.
Dark Seer icon.png
Dark Seer
  • Dark Seer's Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell along with Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive gives Luna big advantage to farm, while Surge icon.png Surge gives her bonus movement speed to escape pursuits or to chase fleeing heroes, Vacuum icon.png Vacuum is also a good setup for Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
Bounty Hunter icon.png
Bounty Hunter
  • Track icon.png Track can help Luna pursue enemies and gain more gold from killing them. Additionally, upgrading Eclipse icon.png Eclipse with an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter can allow Eclipse to follow an invisible Bounty Hunter, sowing chaos among the enemy forces.
Omniknight icon.png
Omniknight
  • Repel icon.png Repel can allow Luna to build items other than a Black King Bar. Additionally, Purification icon.png Purification can help her in one-on-one engagements due to her short range which means she has to get close to attack, and Guardian Angel icon.png Guardian Angel can allow Luna to fight against enemy carries with little concern.
Night Stalker icon.png
Night Stalker
  • Eclipse icon.png 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.
Razor icon.png
Razor
Death Prophet icon.png
Death Prophet
Shadow Shaman icon.png
Shadow Shaman
  • Shadow Shaman'sHex (Shadow Shaman) icon.png Hex is great tool to save Luna from ganks or to help her get her kill, if that is not enough, Shackles icon.png Shackles can come in handy too.
Naga Siren icon.png
Naga Siren
  • Naga Siren's Song of the Siren icon.png Song of the Siren is very useful for saving Luna or setting up Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
  • Naga Siren's right-click damage output is low early-game so Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing can help her a lot in pushing, farming or fighting.
Treant Protector icon.png
Treant Protector
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Eclipse icon.png Eclipse is like an invisible Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance for Treant Protector when he uses Nature's Guise, and it can be used if Treant Protector is about to make an initiation with Blink Dagger.
Slark icon.png
Slark
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Eclipse icon.png Eclipse is like an invisible Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance for Slark when when he is about to initiate with Shadow Blade, and it can be used if Slark is about to ambush enemy with Pounce icon.png Pounce.
Keeper of the Light icon.png
Keeper of the Light
Shadow Fiend icon.png
Shadow Fiend
Venomancer icon.png
Venomancer
  • Plague Ward icon.png Plague Ward is a great tool for Venomancer to warn Luna if there is a danger nearby, Luna can also help Venomancer to push with his Plague Ward icon.png Plague Wards with her Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing.
  • Venomancer's entire arsenal of slows will help Luna to get kills with Eclipse icon.png Eclipse.
Lina icon.png
Lina
  • Lunar Blessing icon.png Lunar Blessing combined with Fiery Soul icon.png Fiery Soul allows Lina to dish out some real right-click damage.
  • Lina and Luna both have stuns, so they can often secure kills to themselves and/or their teammates.
Huskar icon.png
Huskar
Elder Titan icon.png
Elder Titan
Techies icon.png
Techies
Batrider icon.png
Batrider
Spectre icon.png
Spectre
Monkey King icon.png
Monkey King
Abaddon icon.png
Abaddon
  • Aphotic Shield icon.png Aphotic Shield is a good protection tool for Luna, as she is going to be focused early game.
  • Abaddon can sometimes sacrifice himself with Mist Coil icon.png Mist Coil to save Luna from gankings.

Others[edit]