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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Timbersaw dishes out heavy burst damage which is great for taking down Terrorblade's illusions.
  • Many stacks of high level Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor plus another armor item can make Terrorblade's attacks tickle.
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  • Zeus with Arc Lightning icon.png Arc Lightning and Lightning Bolt icon.png Lightning Bolt can easily burst Terrorblade and his illusions.
  • Static Field icon.png Static Field automatically hits everything in a big radius, taking a huge chunk of health out of Terrorblade's illusions, regardless how much health they have.
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  • Plasma Field icon.png Plasma Field can destroy Terrorblade's illusions.
  • Static Link icon.png Static Link along with armor item can make Terrorblade's attacks tickle, while Razor's attacks can hit like truck.
  • Unstable Current icon.png Unstable Current can discourage Terrorblade to use Sunder, and also gives Razor high mobility, thus nullifying effects of Reflection.
  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm along with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter can quickly melt Terrorblade's armor, and due to his pathetic strength gain, he will be rendered worthless in teamfights.
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  • Sven is the most effective hero against Terroblade's illusions, his Great Cleave with God's Strength can easily kill the illusions and also Terrorblade.
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Outworld Devourer
  • Outworld Devourer's Arcane Orb icon.png Arcane Orb can destroy all of his illusions with ease and it deals pure damage against the real Terrorblade so his high armor is useless.
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  • Firestorm icon.png Firestorm will clear Terrorblade's illusions.
  • Pit of Malice icon.png Pit of Malice can trap Terrorblade, as he has no escape mechanisms.
  • Too many stacks of Atrophy Aura icon.png Atrophy Aura can make Terrorblade's attacks tickle.
  • Terrorblade has nothing to intercept Underlord's team when he uses Dark Rift icon.png Dark Rift.
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  • Necrophos's Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe can often kill Terrorblade before he has time to save himself with Sunder.
  • Ill-timed Sunder will always make Terrorblade vulnerable to Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe.
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Shadow Shaman
  • All of Shadow Shaman's skills totally ruin Terrorblade: Ether Shock icon.png Ether Shock destroy his illusions, Hex (Shadow Shaman) icon.png Hex prevents him to use Sunder, destroys his illusions, and/or Manta Style icon.png Manta Style in bad situations, Shackles icon.png Shackles not only that prevents him to use Sunder, but he has no way to cancel it and Mass Serpent Ward icon.png Mass Serpent Ward can help Shadow Shaman push faster than Terrorblade, even in Metamorphosis.
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  • Terrorblade will be often killed by Lina's damage burst before he saves himself with Sunder.
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  • Dazzle will always use Shallow Grave icon.png Shallow Grave to save ally on which Terrorblade has used Sunder.



  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere will prevent Sunder, and Terrorblade has no solutions to waste its cooldown.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence will prevent Terrorblade from using his abilities; however, this can be removed with Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse will prevent Terrorblade from using his abilities, and hex cannot be removed Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb for negating Sunder's effect. (Terrorblade's health will be set to a minimum of 25% if he previously had less).
  • Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom and Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir are very effective for destroying illusions.
  • Satanic icon.png Satanic can quickly nullify effects of Sunder.

Good against...[edit]

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Chaos Knight
  • Terrorbalde is a great counter to Chaos knight seeing as how Terrorblades Q can instantly wipe most of Chaos Knights Illusions
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  • Almost all of Viper minimap icon.png Viper's damage revolves exclusively around single-target damage-over-time effects. Furthermore, without any hard disables, Terrorblade can almost always get a Sunder off.
  • Nethertoxin icon.png Nethertoxin deals physical damage, and due to Terrorblade's naturally high armor and agility gain, Nethertoxin isn't as effective against Terrorblade.
  • Viper is very slow moving and Corrosive Skin icon.png Corrosive Skin doesn't protect against physical damage, meaning that Terrorblade under Metamorphosis can quickly kill Viper.
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  • Techies mines can be destroyed by Terrorblade's spammable illusions.
  • Terrorblade can push without the fear of dying from mines; he can uses just his illusions to push.
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Shadow Fiend
  • The Reflection of Shadow Fiend cause Presence of the Dark Lord icon.png Presence of the Dark Lord to affect Shadow Fiend, reducing his armor and making it easier for Terrorblade to kill him. Also, Shadow Fiend doesn't have lots of survivability or control skills in order to escape.
  • Even if Shadow Fiend uses Requiem of Souls icon.png Requiem of Souls, Terrorblade can Sunder and kill him.
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  • Since Sunder calculates from a percentage of HP if Terrorblade is hooked by Pudge he can immediately Sunder Pudge and kill him. (Pudge can commit suicide).
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  • Reflection will reflect Mana Break icon.png Mana Break back to him.
  • Reflection will quickly wipe out the illusions from Anti-Mage's Manta Style.
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  • Sunder can save himself or his allies from Assassinate icon.png Assassinate.
  • A well farmed Terrorblade is stronger than Sniper.
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  • Even without a Black King Bar, reflection can send Geostrike icon.png Geostrike back to each Meepo and Sunder can change a situation against Meepo very quickly.
  • With a Black King Bar, Meepo's Poof icon.png Poof is useless and Terrorblade's Metamorphosis will help him attack the weakest one.


Works well with...[edit]

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  • Fate's Edict icon.png Fate's Edict offsets some of Terrorblade's weakness to magic damage.
  • False Promise icon.png False Promise can keep Terrorblade alive, allowing him to cast Sunder.
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  • Both can initiate, just make sure that Alchemist won't die quickly after being sundered.
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  • Shallow Grave icon.png Shallow Grave protects Terrorblade from death, giving him more time to use his Sunder.
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Shadow Demon
  • Conjure Image illusions deal 60% of Terrorblade's base damage at max level, but the illusions made by Shadow Demon's Disruption icon.png Disruption deal 75%. Having these extra illusions will provide your team with even more tower pushing power.
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  • Shadow Dance icon.png Shadow Dance allows Terrorblade to Sunder Slark in order to save his life. If Slark is out of enemy vision he is quickly able to regenerate the lost life.
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Legion Commander
  • His Sunder and Metamorphorsis help Legion Commander gains victory easier.
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  • Sunder and Reaper's Scythe cause instant kill, but make sure that Terrorblade doesn't die from Radiance or any poison enemies.