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How Many Heroes Are There in Dota 2

Rakshak Kathuria
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Heroes are central to Valve's Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game Dota 2. As each player selects a unique hero at the start of the game, the 5v5 Dota 2 game revolves around them.
There is a wide range of heroes to choose from and all of them can be played right from your first game.
This article looks at how many heroes are in Dota 2 at the moment, as well as their various aspects.

Heroes are central to Valve's Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game Dota 2. As each player selects a unique hero at the start of the game, the 5v5 Dota 2 game revolves around them. There is a wide range of heroes to choose from and all of them can be played right from your first game. This means you do not have to buy any heroes to play them. Additionally, each hero serves a different purpose and performs a different role depending on how the game is expected to play out. This article looks at how many heroes are in Dota 2 at the moment, as well as their various aspects.

Number of Heroes in Dota 2 in 2021

There are currently 121 heroes in Dota 2. When the game was launched, the majority of this hero pool was not available. As Valve added new heroes, the hero count increased over time. During the last six years, Valve has added one or two heroes each year.

Dawnbreaker is the latest hero to be added to Dota 2. She was included in April 2021 as the 121st hero. The hero preceding her, Hoodwink, was the 120th hero added to the game in December 2020.

Here is the total list of heroes in release order:

Alpha stage

24 heroes were released during the Alpha stage in November 2010.

  1. Anti Mage

  2. Axe

  3. Crystal Maiden

  4. Dazzle

  5. Drow Ranger

  6. Earthshaker

  7. Lich

  8. Lina

  9. Lion

  10. Mirana

  11. Morphling

  12. Necrophos

  13. Puck

  14. Pudge

  15. Razor

  16. Sand King

  17. Shadow Shaman

  18. Storm Spirit

  19. Sven

  20. Tidehunter

  21. Vengeful Spirit

  22. Windranger

  23. Witch Doctor

  24. Zeus

Beta

From January 2011 to May 2013, 77 heroes were released during the Beta stage.

  1. Slardar

  2. Enigma

  3. Faceless Void

  4. Tiny

  5. Viper

  6. Venomancer

  7. Clockwerk

  8. Nature’s Prophet

  9. Dark Seer

  10. Sniper

  11. Pugna

  12. Beastmaster

  13. Enchantress

  14. Leshrac

  15. Shadow Fiend

  16. Tinker

  17. Weaver

  18. Night Stalker

  19. Ancient Apparition

  20. Spectre

  21. Doom

  22. Chen

  23. Juggernaut

  24. Bloodseeker

  25. Kunkka

  26. Riki

  27. Queen of Pain

  28. Wraith King

  29. Broodmother

  30. Huskar

  31. Jakiro

  32. Batrider

  33. Omniknight

  34. Dragon Knight

  35. Warlock

  36. Alchemist

  37. Lifestealer

  38. Death Prophet

  39. Ursa

  40. Bounty Hunter

  41. Silencer

  42. Spirit Breaker

  43. Invoker

  44. Clinkz

  45. Outworld Destroyer

  46. Bane

  47. Shadow Demon

  48. Lycan

  49. Lone Druid

  50. Brewmaster

  51. Phantom Lancer

  52. Treant Protector

  53. Ogre Magi

  54. Gyrocopter

  55. Chaos Knight

  56. Phantom Assassin

  57. Rubick

  58. Luna

  59. Io

  60. Undying

  61. Disruptor

  62. Templar Assassin

  63. Naga Siren

  64. Nyx Assassin

  65. Keeper of the Light

  66. Visage

  67. Meepo

  68. Magnus

  69. Centaur Warrunner

  70. Slark

  71. Timbersaw

  72. Medusa

  73. Troll Warlord

  74. Tusk

  75. Bristleback

  76. Skywrath Mage

  77. Elder Titan

Gold

From July 2013 to February 2015, nine heroes were released after the Beta phase ended and the game went live on Source 1.

  1. Abaddon

  2. Ember Spirit

  3. Earth Spirit

  4. Legion Commander

  5. Phoenix

  6. Terrorblade

  7. Techies

  8. Oracle

  9. Winter Wyvern

Dota 2 Reborn

Dota 2 underwent a complete overhaul in 2015, with numerous quality of life changes and completely redesigned UI, when it was ported over to Source 2. This phase was named Dota 2 Reborn.

From December 2015 until the time of writing, just 11 heroes have been released during the Reborn stage.

  1. Arc Warden

  2. Underlord

  3. Monkey King

  4. Dark Willow

  5. Pangolier

  6. Grimstroke

  7. Mars

  8. Snapfire

  9. Void Spirit

  10. Hoodwink

  11. Dawnbreaker

Nine of the last 121 heroes to be released, namely the Monkey King, Dark Willow, Pangolier, Grimstroke, Mars, Snapfire, Void Spirit, Hoodwink, and Dawnbreaker, are original heroes of Dota 2. The first 112 heroes are based on DotA.

Classification of Dota 2 Heroes

Dota 2 heroes are divided into three categories - Strength heroes, Agility heroes, and Intelligence heroes. Based on the three primary attributes of the game, Strength, Agility, and Intelligence, these three hero classifications have been created.

Strength Heroes

Strength heroes have their primary attribute as "Strength." Each strength point provides strength heroes with health, health regeneration, and damage. As a result, these heroes are likely to tank a lot of damage for their teammates. They are expected to initiate fights and lock down their enemy heroes.

Dota 2 has 40 strength heroes.

Strength Dota 2 heroes

Agility Heroes

Agility heroes have their primary attribute as "Agility." Each agility point provides agility heroes with attack speed, armor, and damage. Therefore, these heroes are expected to dish out tons of damage in a short amount of time. However, these heroes are weaker at the start and need support to reach their full potential.

Dota 2 has 38 agility heroes.

Agility Dota 2 Heroes

Intelligence Heroes

Intelligence heroes have their primary attribute as “Intelligence.’ Each intelligence point provides intelligence heroes with mana, mana regeneration, and damage. At the start, these heroes deal a lot of damage with their abilities and skills. They help the agility heroes farm the map and make room for them.

Dota 2 has 43 intelligence heroes.

Intelligence Dota 2 Heroes

Remember that heroes in Dota 2 can fulfill multiple purposes, which might necessitate adjusting their roles in certain situations.

Which is the best Dota 2 hero?

Due to the fact that a player chooses one hero at the start and plays it for the duration of the entire game, it might seem as though you can spam the same hero over and over. However, with all the complexities the game offers in terms of items, laning, teamfights, gold, and more, heroes can accomplish a lot more than you might expect. In some games, an intelligence hero may be the most powerful hero even in ultra-late situations, whereas an agility hero may be the least useful.

All heroes can function in different ways, so the best Dota 2 hero varies from game to game, depending on both the skill of the player and the game's situation.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.