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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Familiars' very fast attacks will proc Counter Helix repeatedly, which will quickly kill them off.
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  • Familiars' very fast attacks will trigger Return repeatedly, which will quickly kill them off.
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  • Not only Moon Glaives can tear down familiars, but also they can totally remove all stacks of Gravekeeper's Cloak, making Visage free target for Eclipse and also putting him into serious disadvantage.
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  • Spell Steal lets Rubick potentially obtain his own Familiars, which can make quick work of Visage.
  • Fade Bolt drastically reduces damage output from Familiars
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  • Reactive Armor will quickly stack up from Familiar attacks, making Timbersaw hard to kill.
  • Visage is a slow hero with no innate escape mechanisms. This makes it easier for Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw to line up his abilities.
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  • Heroes that specialize in damage over time can quickly eat through Gravekeeper's Cloak charges or ignore it completely: Huskar minimap icon.png Huskar, Jakiro minimap icon.png Jakiro, Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer, Viper minimap icon.png Viper.
  • Visage is overwhelmed by swarms of enemies, with Stone Form being the only innate area damage available to him. This makes him vulnerable to heroes like Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer, Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade
  • Heroes with multi-target attacks can quickly take down Familiars: Luna minimap icon.png Luna, Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter
  • Visage is a slow hero with no innate escape mechanisms. Heroes with good slows and damage, like Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer and Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper, can kill him quickly.


Good against...[edit]

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  • Familiars can scout Clockwerk, allowing to dodge or block Hookshot attempts.
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  • Gravekeeper's Cloak will always defend Visage from Invoker's deadly nukes, making him extremely hard to burst down.
  • Invoker naturally low health and armor will make an easy prey for Visage and his Familiars.
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  • Nature's Prophet has no innate way to deal with Gravekeeper's Cloak or kill Familiars effectively.
  • Familiars can fly over the trees created by Sprout. They can also use Stone Form when the Prophet is trying to use Teleportation.
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  • Stone Form's long stun duration may prevent Puck from using escape abilities.
  • Visage frequently builds Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos for the root that will make Puck unable to move and use his escape abilities.
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  • Pudge has a very hard time killing Familiars due to his melee range and low attack speed.
  • Stone Form can quickly interrupt Dismember.
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  • Due to their high attack speed, Visage's Summon Familiars will destroy Mass Serpent Ward quickly, granting Visage massive amount of gold.
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  • Familiars will be able to chase Spectre through the trees when she uses Spectral Dagger, while Visage can keep blasting her with Soul Assumption.
  • Desolate will almost never proc because Visage will always have nearby Familiars.


  • Familiars will easily be able to kite heroes with a short range or with low attack speed. For example, Tiny minimap icon.png Tiny and Undying minimap icon.png Undying have a very hard time killing Familiars.
  • Stone Form can easily interrupt heroes with long channeling spells, like Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Bane minimap icon.png Bane, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, or Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma.
  • Heroes that deal few, powerful instances of damage, like Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle, Lion minimap icon.png Lion, or Sven minimap icon.png Sven, have a hard time breaking through Gravekeeper's Cloak.
  • Visage can quickly kill heroes with low to medium base armor and no innate escape mechanism. Examples include Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist, Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden and Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • The active component of Precision Aura gives Visage's Familiars a huge attack speed boost that scales well.
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  • In combination with Corrosive Haze, Visage's Familiars will do an incredible amount of damage.
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  • Lifestealer can Infest Visage's Familiars.
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  • In combination with Beastmaster's summons and Inner Beast, Visage's Familiars can become very powerful. Also Beastmaster's ultimate is a fine lockdown for Familiars to deal damage and then stun further.
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  • Stone Form of Familiars can help Titan land Earth Splitter and Echo Stomp much easily. Conversely Titan can set up Visage for a chain stun.