Death Prophet/Counters

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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Death Prophet has a high mana pool and due to her heavy reliance on her spells, she will be a prime target for Mana Void.
  • Death Prophet has less mobility than Anti-Mage due to Blink.
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  • Doom can stop Death Prophet from casting spells, which makes her useless during team fights if she didn't cast Exorcism before the fight. Furthermore, Doom can use Scorched Earth to chase after her.
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  • Duel is a great initiation to kill Death Prophet before she can cast Exorcism. Furthermore, Legion Commander often builds Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail and can reflect Exorcism's damage to kill Death Prophet easily.
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  • Degen Aura reduces Death Prophet's movement speed, keeping her in range.
  • Guardian Angel nullifies the physical damage from Exorcism.
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Others[edit]

  • Generally, without Exorcism, Death Prophet can contribute very little during teamfights, especially when she has been silenced, hexed or is focused down.
  • Riki minimap icon.png Riki is another good hero to shutdown Death Prophet with Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade as his core item. His Smoke Screen stops her from initiating and casting spells.
  • Heroes that can kill Death Prophet with nukes can prevent her from using Exorcism to its full duration or using it at all: Lina minimap icon.png Lina, Lion minimap icon.png Lion, Puck minimap icon.png Puck, Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling.

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Good against...[edit]

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  • His low mobility tends to make him an easy target for Spirit Siphon and the ghosts from Exorcism.
  • His magical nukes can also be healed with Spirit Siphon.
  • Silence is great against any spellcaster, and Zeus is no exception to this.
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  • Quas-Exort Invoker is also a good matchup due to the fact he has no Wex to run faster due to the movement impairment on his stealth. The Forge Spirit and Cold Snap combo doesn't harm her as well since you can drain Invoker's HP with Spirit Siphon which forces him to retreat.
  • Silence also prevents Invoker from using Invoke or casting his main spells temporarily. There is no way Invoker can block it unless he has Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity to cyclone himself or has help from allies.
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  • Because Timbersaw relies heavily on his spells to deal damage, Silence can easily disable him in a team fight.
  • Exorcism's spirits do not count as regular attacks, and will not add stacks of Reactive Armor.
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  • Exorcism can quickly kill any Treants or Necronomicon units. Silence also prevents him from using Teleportation to escape or Sprout to lock you down.

Others[edit]

  • In early to mid stage, Silence is also a great way to counter escape oriented heroes such as Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage, Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain, and Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin to prevent them from escaping, provided that they don't have any basic dispels.
  • High health heroes like Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge and Undying minimap icon.png Undying gain strength by using abilities. Focusing them with Spirit Siphon can let you heal more health and deal more damage to them.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Black Hole disables enemies and allows Death Prophet to deal a lot of damage with Exorcism. It can be used as counter-initiation if Death Prophet is focused first in teamfights.
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  • Chronosphere allows Death Prophet to deal a lot of damage with Exorcism. Even if Death Prophet is caught inside the Chronosphere, the spirits will still continue to move and do damage.

Others[edit]

  • Heroes with strong defensive abilities (Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle, etc.) can help Death Prophet survive longer to deal more damage and even heal herself when Exorcism ends.
  • Initiators with large AoE crowd control effects are fantastic with Death Prophet as they keep enemies still for Exorcism. The spirits from Exorcism are also capable of taking down towers quickly so she works well with others who are also capable of pushing quickly and destroying buildings.
  • Heroes with abilities to summon units such as Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan, Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid or able to control neutral creeps such as Chen minimap icon.png Chen, Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress also are a great way to help Death Prophet push and destroy enemy buildings.