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Naga Siren/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Axe will destroy her illusions by proccing Counter Helix more often due to being hit by more attacks.
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  • Despite the fact that Enchantress is a single-target hero due to her reliance to creeps, Naga Siren will have hard time killing Enchantress because of Untouchable.
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  • Strong AoE abilities can clear Naga Siren's illusions, or at least make it easier to distinguish the real one by the damage they take.
  • Echo Slam deals more damage against more enemies, which can be devestating against Naga Siren and her illusions.
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  • Inner Fire is an AoE disarm, making Naga Siren and her army harmless during 4 long seconds. It can also be used to escape Naga Siren since it can be cast while rooted.
  • Life Break can almost kill an illusion because of the percentage based damage. This makes it very hard to push against a Huskar.
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  • Both Hex and Mana Drain destroys Naga Siren's illusions in an instant, making it hard to teamfight or push against a team with Lion. If Lion chooses the AoE effect talent for Hex or the multi-target Mana Drain, it can negate her pushing potential entirely.
  • Earth Spike is an AoE disable with good damage. If used well, it can help distinguish the true Naga by the damage they take (illusions take more damage).
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  • Arcane Orb deal bonus damage to illusions which is a very good way dealing with Naga Siren's illusions.
  • Sanity's Eclipse will likely instantly kill all illusions.
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  • Timbersaw's innate tankiness is very hard to deal with as Naga Siren. Timbersaw's high Pure Damage and spammable AoE nukes can also destroy Naga Siren's illusions very fast.
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  • Zeus' abilities deal high amounts of burst magical damage, which ignores Naga Siren's high armor.
  • Zeus' Arc Lightning is also a good way to destroy Naga Siren's illusions.


  • Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King has many tools to deal with a crowd of Heroes, which will work well against a crowd of illusions.
  • Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo can just mess up Naga Siren entirely: His Earthbind is AoE, which can bind her illusions, his Poof is a powerful AoE nuke and will clear her illusions. He is also 2/3/4 Meepo minimap icon.png Meepos, not one, so her Ensnare will not work efficiently against him.
  • Cleave heroes will clear her illusions. Such heroes include Sven minimap icon.png Sven, Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus, Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight, Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit (via item), Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin (via talent or item), etc.
  • Heroes with AoE nukes will clear her illusions in no time, especially if they are percentage-damage-based, like Midnight Pulse.
  • Heroes with long-lasting, undispellable debuffs will pinpoint the true Naga Siren: Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker, Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker.


  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can be used when you are rooted by her Ensnare, returning all the damage she and illusions deal to you while you're disabled.
  • Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter prevents you taking damage from her and her illusions' attacks (although you will still take damage from her Rip Tide).
  • Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury and Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom can clear illusions with their area damage.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Song of the Siren completely wastes Abaddon Borrowed Time while keeping him in place.
  • Naga Siren is able to simply dispel Abaddon's Curse of Avernus with Mirror Image before getting hit 4 times consecutively.
  • Although Naga Siren's illusions can be easily destroyed by Aphotic Shield, Naga Siren can resolve that issue easily by purchasing Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque to drastically increase her tankiness. Plus, the said item makes Naga Siren harder to be distinguished from her illusions.
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  • Song of the Siren will waste Guardian Angel.
  • Ensnare fully works on Heavenly Graced targets. However, Ensnare is dispellable with any dispel, and so can be dispelled by Heavenly Grace.
  • As an agility hero that relies on illusions, Naga is one of the most natural Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade carriers, the bane of every hero with a small mana pool.
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  • Naga Siren is a natural split-pusher. With a Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance equipped, she will easily out-push Nature's Prophet, farming his treants in the process.
  • Ensnare prevents Teleportation. Even if he hides inside Sprout, Song of the Siren lasts long enough to prevent him from escaping.
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  • Song of the Siren lasts long enough to prevent a successful Duel (but only if Naga wasn't the target).
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  • Ensnare disables Lanaya's invisibility and Blink Dagger (a core item on Templar Assassin), and her illusions will break Refraction easily.
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  • Naga Siren can make landing Chen's combo very hard due to her being an illusion hero.
  • Ensnare will prevent Chen from activating Hand of God.
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  • Bounty Hunter is a single target dealer, so he will not fare well against Naga Siren. He might as well try to Track her, but her Mirror Image will dispel the effect. Also, Ensnare reveals invisible units while they're rooted, putting Bounty Hunter in a tricky situation.
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  • Naga Siren can easily disjoint, and dispel Corrosive Skin with Mirror Image.
  • Since Viper is a single-target hero, he will not stand a chance against Naga Siren because she is an illusion based hero.
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  • Mirror Image can be effective since Night Stalker cannot withstand fighting Illusions. If he's unable to tell which Naga Siren is real, he will have a hard time landing his Void and Crippling Fear.
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  • Naga Siren can cancel Black Hole with Song of the Siren, thus giving time for her team to escape or counter-initiate.
  • Even if Enigma has Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Ensnare can still cancel Black Hole.
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  • Although he has many abilities to deal with her illusions, Naga Siren can often save her teammates from Magnus' Reverse Polarity initiation attempts and can also give them time to counter-initiate (if not caught).
  • With an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Song of the Siren, she can also nullify effects from Magnus' Reverse Polarity (if not caught).
  • Ensnare can prevent Magnus from using Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger and Skewer to escape.
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  • Song of the Siren stops him from acting and her illusions can push better than him because Mirror Image has a longer duration.
  • Arc Warden does not often build Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance, which is useful for illusions and countering illusion pushes.
  • Mirror Image dispels Flux or prevents Flux's slow.
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  • Ensnare with her attacks allows Naga Siren to gank Sniper easily.
  • Rip Tide removes Sniper's very little armor.
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  • Song of the Siren is very difficult for Rubick to Spell Steal when he is affected by sleep.
  • Ensnare and Rip Tide together with some attacks can take Rubick down quickly, due to his low health pool and armor.
  • Naga Siren usually buys Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade, which will prevent Rubick from spamming his abilities from Spell Steal.
  • Mirror Image allows to dodge the incoming stun from Telekinesis (when she is not a target) and it can also to dodge and dispel Fade Bolt's damage reduction debuff.


  • Any hero reliant of mobility, like Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit.
  • Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan is a carrier built entirely with physical attacks, having 0 AoE presence and no spell power. Due to this, he can't deal with illusions or Naga Siren's Ensnare.


Works well with...[edit]

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  • In the early game, you can deal huge amounts of physical damage with Shadow Wave if you surround an enemy with your Mirror Images. This can be setup with Ensnare and the damage can be further amplified through armor reduction with Rip Tide.
  • The combination of Shallow Grave and Song of the Siren should result in some daring/clutch escapes for you and your allies.
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  • Kinetic Field and Static Storm can both be cast preemptively during Song of the Siren.
  • There is almost nothing the enemy team can do if they are trapped into both spells and Disruptor also purchased an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.
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  • Song of the Siren can be used as a setup for Ghostship in the early game.
  • Ensnare is also a good set-up for Torrent.
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  • Ensnare will help Razor to fully steal an enemy's damage (preferably their carry in the middle of a fight) with Static Link.
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  • Ravage works very well as a follow up Song of the Siren for perfect teamfights in the early game.
  • In later stages, odds are they will have either a Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger to dodge the Ravage or a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar to negate it, wasting your perfect 5-man Sleep.