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Bad against...[edit]

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Phantom Lancer
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  • Slardar does not do well against multiple targets, as his only way to damage multiple targets being Slithereen Crush icon.png Slithereen Crush.
    • Meepo's Earthbind icon.png Earthbind will root Slardar, making him unable to chase/escape for the time being. Also, Poof icon.png Poof's low cooldown and high damage can burst Slardar down rather quickly.


  • Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa cares less than other heroes about armor reduction, since Mana Shield icon.png Mana Shield blocks 60% of all damage without taking armor/magic resistance into consideration. This makes 60% of your Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze ineffective until Medusa's mana is drained.
  • Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade starts out with and gains a lot of armor from his agility growth. His illusions also make it difficult for Slardar to focus down the real Terrorblade.
  • Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter purges off Haze and stun if bursting him is attempted often leading to Slardar's team being baited into Ravage icon.png Ravage. Also Anchor Smash icon.png Anchor Smash reduces Slardar's already low damage, so Tidehunter stays tanky even against Slardar.
  • Slardar relies on Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger initiation, so any illusion-based hero (especially with Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance) can scout you out and/or cancel your blink.
  • Illusion heroes like Phantom Lancer, Luna, Arc Warden.


Good against...[edit]

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  • Invisible and fragile. With Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade no longer capable of dispelling Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze Riki lacks a good option against Slardar: Riki will not win most straight-up fights even without being stunned, and doesn't have nearly enough health or armor to survive being focused on with Corrosive Haze. Slardar's Guardian Sprint icon.png Guardian Sprint is usually enough to chase effectively, and even Riki's ultimate Tricks of the Trade icon.png Tricks of the Trade will rarely deal enough damage to matter much against Slardar. If you find yourself in this untenable position it is recommended to use Smoke Screen icon.png Smoke Screen aggressively or have a support interfere with Slardar.
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  • Clinkz is fragile, and relies on Skeleton Walk icon.png Skeleton Walk to escape from battles quickly. Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze grants True Sight on Clinkz, making his invisibility useless, and makes him even more squishy for the time being. Do not underestimate Clinkz however, as late game, Clinkz can tear down most heroes with Strafe icon.png Strafe and Searing Arrows icon.png Searing Arrows along with Desolator icon.png Desolator which is commonly built by Clinkz.
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Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Hunter's Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk is rendered useless with Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze and makes Bounty Hunter an easy target for Slardar and his team.
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Shadow Fiend
  • Shadow Fiend, a normal Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade builder often relies on its invisibility to escape fights. Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze reveals Shadow Fiend and also weakens his already low armor.
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  • Alchemist has a low starting armor and a low agi growth, which translates to a low armor growth . And since it is very uncommon for Alchemist to get straight to Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass, or Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard, Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze makes him too vulnerable to physical damage, even with the hp regeneration of Chemical Rage icon.png Chemical Rage
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Legion Commander


Works well with...[edit]

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Bounty Hunter
  • Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze significantly increases the damage from Jinada.
  • Bounty Hunter commonly builds Desolator icon.png Desolator as well, further amplifying physical damage done to the enemy.
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Vengeful Spirit
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Shadow Fiend
  • Shadow Fiend's passive Presence of the Dark Lord icon.png Presence of the Dark Lord reduces armor to enemies around him, along with Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze Shadow Fiend, mainly being a basic attack hero, will easily be able to tear down foes.
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  • Combined with Alchemist's further armor reduction with Acid Spray icon.png Acid Spray and given the fact that his Unstable Concoction icon.png Unstable Concoction does physical damage, it can allow Alchemist to deal huge amounts of damage.
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Templar Assassin
  • Templar Assassin's Pure Damage basic attacks from Psi Blades icon.png Psi Blades is amplified greatly with the use of Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze.
  • Templar Assassin also commonly builds Desolator icon.png Desolator, which also reduces enemy armor.
  • Templar Assassin's second ability, Meld icon.png Meld reduces enemy armor as well.