Ogre Magi/Counters

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Bad Against...[edit]

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  • Phantasm dispels Ignite and makes targeting the real Chaos Knight much harder.
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  • Ogre Magi has nothing against Rage and his high health pool amplifies Feast.
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  • Ogre Magi has single-targeted magical-only damage and disables and is less effective against Meepo's clones.
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  • Ogre Magi has no AoE damage or disables and has nothing to deal with Phantom Lancer's illusions.
  • Doppelganger disjoints and dispels Ignite.
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  • Dark Pact dispels Ignite slow and Fireblast stun.
  • Shadow Dance allows Slark to regenerate HP when he is affected by Ignite and Fireblast.
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Good against...[edit]

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  • Damage-over-time Ignite can prevent Earthshaker from escaping with Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger.
  • Fireblast and Unrefined Fireblast are the good setup while Earthshaker after blinking in (although Earthshaker is a primary target).
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  • Ignite has long duration damage-over-time and prevents Io from healing his Tethered ally.
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  • Nature's Prophet treants can easily cleared by damage-over-time Ignite or Multicast Hand of Midas icon.png Hand of Midas earning lots of gold.
  • Fireblast and Unrefined Fireblast prevents or cancels out Nature Prophet from escaping with Teleportation.
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  • The damage block instances of Refraction can be burned down with Ignite.
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  • The damage block instances of Living Armor can be burned down with Ignite.
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  • Fireblast with Multicast can prevent Weaver from escaping with Shukuchi.
  • However, the slow from Ignite is generally useless against Shukuchi haste effect or dispelled by Time Lapse.


  • Heroes who have relied on channeled abilites can be cancelled by Fireblast and Unrefined Fireblast, until he or she purchase Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar & Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb.


  • Heroes that rely on Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger will be prevented from blinking by Ignite for a long duration.
  • Heroes that rely on Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere can easily popped by Ignite, Fireblast and Unrefined Fireblast.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Bloodlust gives Juggernaut increased attack speed and movement speed allowing him to output more damage in team-fights.
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  • Bloodlust increases Shadow Fiend's attack speed allowing him to output more damage in team-fights.
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  • Bloodlust increases Sniper's attack speed and movement speed, enabling him to farm faster and output more damage in team-fights.
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  • Sven's naturally high damage output gets enhanced by Bloodlust's attack speed buff.
  • Warcry combined with Bloodlust gives Sven almost hasted movement speed.
  • Ignite and Fireblast synergies well with Storm Hammer and makes it much harder for enemies to kite Sven.
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  • Bloodlust increases Wraith King's attack speed to output more damage with Mortal Strike.
  • The combination of Wraithfire Blast and Ogre Magi's disables gives great chasing potential.


  • Lone Druid, Lifestealer.