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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Magnus has very mediocre damage against Alchemist, because he can survive the stun duration of Reverse Polarity with Chemical Rage.
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  • Disruptor can disable Magnus's Blink Dagger using Thunder Strike during a considerable duration, disrupting his initiation attempts.
  • Glimpse brings Magnus back after he escapes with Skewer and/or Force Staff.
  • Static Storm if used on a fight can prevent Magnus from using Reverse Polarity after he jumps in.
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  • Magnus cannot manfight Huskar even with Empower, Berserker's Blood's high attack speed and health regeneration, combined with Huskar's high health and Burning Spear stacks will allow Huskar to kill Magnus before he can kill him.
  • From a safe distance, Huskar can surprise and counter Magnus's initiation with Life Break and Burning Spear.
  • Burning Spear also deals damage over time, disabling Blink Dagger and preventing him from initiating or escaping.
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  • Jakiro's abilities deal damage over time, which can disrupt Magnus's attempts to initiate with Blink Dagger and Reverse Polarity.
  • Macropyre not only disables Blink Dagger for a considerable duration, but can also destroy Trees, revealing Magnus's cover and position.
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  • Dark Ascension reduces vision for the enemy team, which makes it more difficult for Magnus to initiate with Blink Dagger and Reverse Polarity. It is also more likely that Night Stalker will scout out Magnus with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter and a Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight, after which he can silence Magnus with Crippling Fear.
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  • Phoenix will usually be on the sidelines or further back ready to use Sun Ray. Even after Magnus successfully uses Reverse Polarity and skewer Phoenix's teammates, Phoenix can usually counter-initiate using all of its abilities.
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  • Plasma Field can slow Magnus during Skewer, and when combined with Eye of the Storm, will potentially disable his Blink Dagger, preventing him from initiating.
  • Static Link drains the bonus damage from Empower. However, it can be broken by Skewer and/or Force Staff.
  • Storm Surge gives Razor and his allies high mobility needed to avoid Shockwave & Reverse Polarity.
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  • All of Magnus's spells are perfect for Rubick to steal, especially Reverse Polarity for a counter-initiation.
  • Telekinesis is one of the best instant-disables in the game, completely ruining Magnus's initiation.
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  • Shrapnel can sometimes scout out Magnus and also place his Blink Dagger on cooldown. Aside from that, Sniper likes to stay far back behind enemy lines, so it's difficult to catch him with Reverse Polarity unless you already have vision on him and can Skewer him to the rest of his team.
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  • Spectre disables Magnus' Blink Dagger using her ultimate, and later into the game can usually outlive Reverse Polarity's duration.
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  • Treant Protector can usually scout out Magnus in the trees with Eyes In The Forest and disrupt his initiation attempts. He can also counter Magnus' initiation with Overgrowth.
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  • Tinker can break Magnus's Blink Dagger using March of the Machines and Heat-Seeking Missile, therefore delaying any initiation or making Magnus use Skewer or Force Staff icon.png Force Staff to initiate. Tinker usually gets his own Blink Dagger as well, which makes him harder to lock down unless Magnus commits Reverse Polarity only for Tinker.
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  • Similar to Night Stalker, Venomancer can simultaneously scout Magnus hiding in trees and put Blink Dagger on cooldown with Plague Ward, which gives Magnus problems when trying to blink in and initiate.
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  • Even if Wraith King dies after Magnus disables him, Magnus' entire team will be slowed and vulnerable for counter-initiation.
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  • Zeus can easily find Magnus who is often hiding in the trees with Thundergod's Wrath and Lightning Bolt, which allows him to warn allies and disrupt his initiation attempts.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

Good against...[edit]

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  • All Magnus abilities are very good against Chaos Knight's Phantasm illusions.
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  • Meepo is vulnerable to area damage and disables from Magnus himself as well as his team through Empower.
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  • Reverse Polarity pierces through Rage, wasting part of it's duration.
  • Magnus is tanky and mobile hero and hard for Lifestealer to focus and kill in all stages of a game.
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  • Shockwave can clear Phantom Lancer's illusions.
  • Empower and Skewer in general are effective for clearing Phantom Lancer's illusions.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style's illusions will be cleared out of no time with Magnus' skill set.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • He is a good target for Empower, especially before he has a Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury.
  • Reverse Polarity is a good set-up for Mana Void.
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  • Reverse Polarity with (or without) Skewer can set up a good Black Hole for Enigma.
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  • Sven is a perfect target for Empower, especially when he builds items that give attributes. Empower also stacks with Great Cleave.
  • Reverse Polarity is a very good setup for Storm Hammer.
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  • Berserker's Rage melee form skillset is the best target for Empower since it can wipe out enemies caught in Reverse Polarity.
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  • All Phoenix's abilities are great in combination with Reverse Polarity. Fire Spirits and Sun Ray can do a lot of damage to enemies caught by Reverse Polarity, or with Supernova, it can deal huge damage and create another stun after Reverse Polarity's stun.
  • On the other hand, Reverse Polarity can save Phoenix's Supernova from being destroyed, since it pierces through spell immunity.
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  • Reverse Polarity is a perfect setup for the Torrent and Ghostship combo.
  • Kunkka is one of the best targets for Empower due to Tidebringer.
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  • Empower greatly increase Tiny's damage output combined with the cleave and bonus damage from Tree Grab and also massively increase the damage from Tree Volley as Tiny commonly builds Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter
  • Reverse Polarity keeps all units in one spot, creating an opportunity for Tiny to do huge amounts of damage from his AoE nuke abilities, especially Tree Volley when he has Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.

Others[edit]