Worldbuilding often comes with the most powerful heroes for the story. However, for a video game, it can be quite a tedious task; especially in the genre of MOBA. From intricate cities and locations to charming non-playable characters, the world of a MOBA is full of powerful beings. They also range from good to evil and weak and strong.
The game of Dota 2 is no exception. With over a hundred playable heroes and a few non-playable ones mentioned here and there, this old MOBA has its fair share of fragmented storytelling. The game design takes a much higher priority over setting the stage.
However, it is interesting to see who holds the cards with the power scaling in Dota 2 lore. We compiled a list of the most powerful heroes in Dota 2 lore.
Heat maintains entropy which is the measure of randomness within a system. What happens when all the heat disappears? Enter Kaldr, a being from an outside time predating the universe itself, and awaiting its end. Its true measure of power is indiscernible. However, as the universe reaches its end, Kaldr will emerge as its true self. When that happens, all life in the universe will cease to be.
In-game, Ancient Apparition is an intelligent hero played traditionally as a support. It focuses on anti-regeneration with its ultimate. Yet, it does have a carry play style with its 3rd skill alongside Aghanim’s Scepter.
In the land of time, the no-eyed man is King—such is the power of Darkterror, the Faceless Void. Hailing from Claszureme, a place beyond time, his stature allows him to manipulate time. As a being with a unique perspective, he disconnects from the occurrences on the other planes of existence. However, this does not stop him from being an all-time menace in battle.
In-game, Faceless Void is a carry agility hero with good mobility paired with powerful team fight abilities. His ultimate traps all units inside it, leaving him unaffected and able to deal damage uninterrupted by his victims.
No Dota 2 lore power scaling list would exist without mentioning the four fundamentals. Representing the fundamental forces of the universe, Chaos Knight is the representation of the Strong Nuclear Force and is the strongest among the four. Its story is a timeless quest to hunt down “The Light,” and across thousands of planes it had snuffed it out. Mounted on his steed, Armageddon, he calls upon his selves from other planes to assist him in battle.
In-game, CK is a traditional Carry-Type strength hero that focuses on incredible burst physical damage. Itemizing for stats enables his ultimate, which creates illusions of himself that deal his full damage.
A primordial consciousness existed before all creation came to be. With the universe coming into existence, it shattered into fragments but most importantly its two greater halves were locked in a vicious cycle of war and opposition, forcing all that existed into fighting this drawn-out conflict. A third fragment, known as Zet, made it their primary directive to create harmony and return all to perfect unity. Despite its failure, its mission remains the same, until all is whole and united once again.
Arc Warden is an agility hero played traditionally in the middle lane. With its unique ultimate, it has the potential to do twice as much in every fight, as well as maintain a strong global presence when allowed to gather its strength.
A world isn’t self-sustaining, it needs to be maintained or else it will destroy itself. Skitskurr is a master weaver, who was charged with the maintenance of a small patch of the universe. Being discontent with the duty he was charged with, he began to forging changes in his domain, with each change his boldness grew and so too did his addiction to it all until it was too late. His masters came with scissors and separated him from the grand tapestry of that universe, which would send any other weaver into despair and madness, but not him. By cutting him off, Skitskurr was finally free to commit to all his ambitions and ideas and no one can stop him.
In-game, Weaver is an agility hero, considered a flex pick in pro play. Traditionally built with carry items, Weaver can also fill in the support role easily with typical support items, and his strong Aghanim’s Scepter and built-in mobility.
Of course, these are only five of many Dota 2 heroes in the game with this much power. As much as we would like to give them all their showcase time, much like the game, there can only be five heroes in one team! Who are your favorite most powerful heroes in Dota 2?