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Heroes Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden
Factions Dire
Places Mad Moon
Cosmetics Radiant Ore
Other Lore Radiant Ore
Nemesis Stones

The Radiant is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a bright, natural theme. The bottom left half of the game map belongs to the Radiant, while the top right belongs to the Dire icon.png Dire.


There are many differences between the Radiant side of the game map and the Dire side:

  • Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit in the river is slightly closer to the Radiant bank, near the top rune spawn location, while the Dire bank curves around the pit. Before 7.00 revamp, Roshan was on the Dire side, near the bottom rune spawn location, giving Radiant an approach advantage.
  • Unlike the Dire side, Radiant's top lane has a convenient way to pull using the nearby Hard Camp.
  • Before 6.86c version, it was possible to block 2 jungle camps with 1 ward on in the Radiant jungle.

Affiliated heroes[edit]

Strength Agility Intelligence

Alchemist Alchemist
Beastmaster Beastmaster
Brewmaster Brewmaster
Bristleback Bristleback
Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner
Clockwerk Clockwerk
Dragon Knight Dragon Knight
Earth Spirit Earth Spirit
Earthshaker Earthshaker
Elder Titan Elder Titan
Huskar Huskar
Io Io
Kunkka Kunkka
Legion Commander Legion Commander
Omniknight Omniknight
Phoenix Phoenix
Sven Sven
Timbersaw Timbersaw
Tiny Tiny
Treant Protector Treant Protector
Tusk Tusk

Anti-Mage Anti-Mage
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter
Drow Ranger Drow Ranger
Ember Spirit Ember Spirit
Gyrocopter Gyrocopter
Juggernaut Juggernaut
Lone Druid Lone Druid
Luna Luna
Mirana Mirana
Monkey King Monkey King
Morphling Morphling
Naga Siren Naga Siren
Pangolier Pangolier
Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer
Riki Riki
Sniper Sniper
Templar Assassin Templar Assassin
Troll Warlord Troll Warlord
Ursa Ursa
Vengeful Spirit Vengeful Spirit

Chen Chen
Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden
Dark Willow Dark Willow
Disruptor Disruptor
Enchantress Enchantress
Jakiro Jakiro
Keeper of the Light Keeper of the Light
Lina Lina
Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet
Ogre Magi Ogre Magi
Oracle Oracle
Puck Puck
Rubick Rubick
Shadow Shaman Shadow Shaman
Silencer Silencer
Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage
Storm Spirit Storm Spirit
Techies Techies
Tinker Tinker
Windranger Windranger
Zeus Zeus


  • The Radiant is one of the Nemesis Stones, a force diametrically opposed to the Dire.
  • The Radiant is known to Zet as Radinthul.[1] He originally kept the Dire and Radiant in check, but lost control after the Mad Moon was destroyed.[2]
  • Radiant ore can be found in Radiant lands. It is a glowing, bluish mineral with benevolent magical properties, sometimes used to craft weapons and tools.[3][4]


  • The DotA equivalent of the Radiant was the Sentinel.
  • In DotA, heroes were affiliated into the Sentinel and Scourge factions. This division used to be seen on Dota 2's hero selection screen before the introduction of Dota 2 Reborn.
    • In DotA when playing the Normal game mode (also called "Pick Mode"), players could only pick Sentinel heroes while on the Sentinel team, and vice versa. This game mode is not present in Dota 2.

See also[edit]



  1. Arc Warden response: Play Diruulth and Radinthul, your conflicts must be ended.
  2. Arc Warden biography.
  3. Radiant Claive description.
  4. Experimentalist's Unstable Flask description.
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