- allows Anti-Mage to get on top of Lina and kill her with his .
- makes Anti-Mage tanky against Lina's heavy magic damage.
- is very strong against Lina, who has a high mana pool and quickly depletes it during fights.
- will easily bactrack Lina burst damage and especially Laguna Blade if not timed correctly.
- protects from all Lina's abilities (except upgraded Laguna Blade).
- is great to keep Lina in place because she has no abilities to help her escape.
- mana burn also prevents Lina from casting her full combo. does tons of damage against Lina because of her high intelligence. The
- cast animation and particularly reflects against timed Laguna Blade. can easily be used to counter Lina's abilities, because of their long
- can be used to easily dodge Light Strike Array if timed correctly.
- Phantom Lancer could quickly deplete Lina's mana pool with the help of his illusions and deals massive damage from it simultaneously since Phantom Lancer is a natural carrier.
- discourages Lina from using her abilities, preventing her from building up Fiery Soul stacks.
- and are great against Lina for the same reason.
- dispel its stun. can be cast during the cast animation of Light Strike Array and
- allows Slark to close the gap to Lina.
- prevents Lina from killing Slark with her Laguna Blade when his hp gets low.
- and allow Spectre to get close to Lina.
- is very strong against Lina, who's usually a bit isolated in fights because of her high attack and cast range.
- can mitigate a good portion of Lina's burst damage, allowing Spectre to turn on her afterwards.
- Sven has high health pool and is natural holder and is very hard to kill for Lina.
- Same time he has high physical burst damage and if he manages to stun Lina - it's hard for her to survive.
- prevents a buildup of Fiery Soul.
- takes a damage from Lina's high damage burst.
- Heroes with abilities that can pull Lina out of position ( , , , …)
- Heroes that can close the gap and kill Lina ( , , , …)
- can keep you alive against Lina's magic burst damage in the early game.
- prevents Lina from using her abilities to kill you until she gets an .
- can help to dodge her abilities.
- can be used to reflect Lina's burst damage back to her.
- blocks Laguna Blade.
- can reflect Laguna Blade.
- Lina doesn't build much healing items to null their health form .
- Lina builds ( / core item) which Ancient Apparition hard to land his .
- Laguna Blade can kill Ancient Apparition easier, because of his low health pool and lack of mobility.
- Being a hero with low HP and abysmal mobility, Lina can nuke her down easily.
- Since Crystal Maiden's is a channeled ability, Lina can use her Light Strike Array to cancel it easily.
- Laguna Blade can kill Dazzle easier before he casts .
- Enchantress has pitiful health. She cannot tank Lina's heavy magic damage.
- is decently countered by Fiery Soul, exposing Enchantress' weakness to physical damage due to her low armor.
- Lina is decent at clearing creeps and can kill Enchantress' creeps quickly.
- Light Strike Array catches Meepo and his clones, if he tried to gank Lina from & .
- Laguna Blade can quickly kill Meepo and his clones before he escapes them with .
- does little good against Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array.
- Lina's damage burst can quickly kill Mirana's teammate before she saves them with .
- Light Strike Array catches Morphling while he jumps in from and also prevents Morphling using his abilities.
- Laguna Blade can kill Morphling quickly before he shifts into .
- Laguna Blade deals amplified magical damage (pure from ) to Necrophos when he is under the effects of .
- Pudge has low armor and mobility, making him suspectible to her physical attacks (while Lina roles carry).
- However, the channeled ability from can cancel through Light Strike Array within a distance.
- Due to his low health pool, Lina's high damage burst eats through Sniper's health.
- Lina can control and kill Terrorblade before he casts .
- Light Strike Array allows to destroy entire of trees, counteracting and .
- Lina has many tools to remove protection easier.
- Venomancer has low health, are vulnerable to Lina's heavy magic damage.
- Fiery Soul attack speed bonus removes s in all stages of the game.
- Heroes has low health, armor and mobility making vulnerable to Lina's high damage burst.
- Heroes who has channeled abilities which Light Strike Array can cancel from a distance : , ,
- Heroes who may die quickly to burst damage before they can use their abilities to escape: , ,
- Heroes with summons which Lina can clear: , , ,
- to self sets up for Light Strike Array.
- is generally useless against Lina's high damage burst, especially Laguna Blade.
Works well with...
- can set up Light Strike Array.
- heavily amplifies Lina's damage giving her even more burst damage.
- can ensure a perfect Light Strike Array.
- Lina's long range makes her a great support to lane with Sven and harass the enemy.
- can hugely increase Lina's magic damage output. The slow acts as a setup for Light Strike Array.
- (and later ) is a perfect set up for Light Strike Array.
- Heroes with stuns or hides that can set up a Light Strike Array.