Alchemist/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Ice Blast cancels out Chemical Rage's rapid health regeneration. It can also take advantage of Alchemist's Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian toggling, as it will make HP drain insanely fast, essentially killing the bearer in no time.
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  • Untouchable greatly reduces Chemical Rage's attack speed advantage.
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  • Quas- Exort Invoker can win the mid lane easily against Alchemist because Quas regeneration will nullify Acid Spray's damage over time and Exort damage bonus will allow Invoker to out last hit Alchemist.
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  • Tidebringer will deal lots of damage to Alchemist before he builds physical survivability items.
  • Torrent and X Marks the Spot can control Alchemist at all stages of the game before he has Black King Bar.
  • Ghostship's rum buff will greatly reduce the Alchemist's damage output in teamfights including his Radiance.
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  • Feast is good against high health strength heroes such as Alchemist.
  • Rage allows Lifestealer to not be targetable by Unstable Concoction, possibly making Alchemist stun himself.
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  • Reaper's Scythe can kill Alchemist before Chemical Rage has the time to heal him.
  • Ghost Shroud can prevent Alchemist from attacking Necrophos, as well as make him immune to Acid Spray and Unstable Concoction damage.
  • Heartstopper Aura will do damage as long as Necrophos is alive based on health percentage, which is a problem for a strength hero such as Alchemist.
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  • Corrosive Haze followed by Slithereen Crush takes advantage of Alchemist's main weakness, being physical damage before he has the change to improve his surviability with items.
  • Bash of the Deep will deal lots of damage during the laning phase.
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  • Shadow Dance allows Slark to not be targeted by Unstable Concoction, making Alchemist stun himself and making himself vulnerable to the enemy.
  • Dark Pact also allows him to just purge off the stun if timed correctly.
  • Essence Shift will steal stats over long durations at a time should Alchemist lack the damage to kill Slark.
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  • Chemical Rage will rarely save Alchemist against Ursa's Fury Swipes.
  • Enrage allows Ursa to both be a threat to Alchemist and avoid his over time damage.
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  • Ember's magic damage build is able to burst down Alchemist due to his low strength gain and Alchemist's normal item pick up.
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  • Alchemist's reliance on fast attack speed to do single-target damage makes him vulnerable to Static Link. It also goes through Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, which is a standard item on Alchemist.
  • Eye of the Storm is great against high health strength heroes as it reduces their survivability to physical damage.
  • Razor has early lane push to counter Acid Spray.

Others[edit]

  • Viper minimap icon.png Viper can bully Alchemist out of mid lane quite easily, forcing him to either retreat into jungle, or stay harassed in lane, and get very few last hits.
  • Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz can use Burning Army in teamfights which will cause a problem for Alchemist.
  • Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna's Decrepify makes sure that either Alchemist is unable to hit anyone while also being slowed and susceptible to magical damage, or can protect an ally from physical attacks. Besides, Pugna can push early on, when Alchemist is not strong enough to repel it, so by the time Alchemist comes online, he might be forced to sit in base.

Items[edit]

  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass reduces Alchemist's physical survivability and his teammates.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard does the same thing as Assault Cuirass but it also reduces the attack speed, reducing the effectiveness of Chemical Rage.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd applies an undispellable disarm so Alchemist cannot attack during Chemical Rage, forcing him to activate Black King Bar beforehand.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse disables Alchemist, making sure he won't be able to use his Chemical Rage to heal up, and allows heroes to burst him down fast.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Alchemist can easily farm Spiderlings with Acid Spray and Greevil's Greed.
  • Alchemist's Chemical Rage nullifies Broodmother's Insatiable Hunger
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  • Acid Spray and Greevil's Greed will quickly destroy pushes with treants.
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  • Chemical Rage kills Phoenix very quickly in Supernova.
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  • Chemical Rage will take down Tombstone in no time.
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Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass reduces Alchemist's physical survivability and his teammates.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard reduces attack speed and nullifies the Chemical Rage buff effectiveness.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd applies an undispellable disarm so Alchemist cannot attack during Chemical Rage, forcing him to activate Black King Bar beforehand.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse disables Alchemist, making sure he won't be able to use his Chemical Rage to heal up, and allows heroes to burst him down fast.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb reflects Unstable Concoction easily due to its long brewing time.

Works well with...[edit]

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Others[edit]

  • Alchemist works well with any hero that benefits from Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, as he can farm it for them (most likely far more quickly) and also free up an inventory slot.