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Top 3 Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

Top 3 Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

    Last Updated on March 31, 2023

So, you’re here to know the best Dota 2 heroes for beginners. Well, Dota is a daunting game to enter as a newbie in the MOBA genre. It displays the highest skill ceiling in any MOBA game ever made. 

With many heroes to pick alongside items and gameplay elements, it can be hard to learn without guidance. But the benefit of the internet allows one to learn about their efforts. A good place to start when learning Dota is choosing a hero to main.

A player’s Dota main is unique and subjective to each person. Players might want frontline bruisers, reliable support magicians, or tactical backline damage dealers. Regardless, hero choice is up to you, and no one should force you— especially when you start. That being said, who are good Dota 2 heroes for beginners?

Wraith King

Image of Wraith King as best Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

He is arguably one of the easiest Dota 2 heroes for beginners in the entire game, and the second hero isn’t even close. Wraith King is a hero whose main gimmick is the ability to reincarnate after dying. In broader design, WK has one active, two passive abilities, and one active-passive ability. 

His active-passive ability grants him lifesteal and summons skeletons after killing creeps. The target stun allows him to change the skeleton’s target priority. It also slows the target after the stun ends. 

Despite being able to die once, his goal is to live as long as possible to be effective. When your Wraith King dies easily, it’s a sign that they aren’t strong yet. WK can be played as a safe lane and offlane, but the item choices are different. 

The Safelane Role asks you to buy items that make you hit harder while being durable. Offlane asks you to buy items that prevent you from dying. Experiment with him in the demo and new player mode and see what you think is best to buy.


Image of Sniper as best Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

At the very back of the team fight is one of the most infuriating heroes in Dota 2. Sniper boasts the highest attack range of any hero in the game, due to his kit. His specialty is long-range assault and spellcasting, and variations of that gameplay involve distance. 

If a team gives Sniper his chance to gather strength, the enemy will soon be finding ways to get rid of him. 

Sniper’s kit received additions to remedy his lack of mobility. His Aghanim’s shard pushes him back and knocks enemies back from the blast. Speaking of knockback, his Headshot passive slows enemies and knocks them back. 

His Take Aim passive makes him shoot Headshots 100% of the time, dealing high, reliable damage. If the enemy is low and retreating, his Assassinate fires a shot from a long distance. It also deals massive damage for the kill.

Crystal Maiden

Image of Crystal Maiden

While having a hard time catching up, she rarely makes anyone run away. Crystal Maiden is a rather polarizing figure in the sphere of Dota 2. Her perennial problem is Icefrog’s persistence to nerf her, which is comedy for the Dota community. 

CM’s kit is ice-themed abilities that slow and lock down enemies. These abilities also provide mana regen to allies. Her damage may be heavy, but the disables she can unleash outshines that.

Because CM is slow and fragile, you need good positioning on the map. A good enemy would be diligent to take you down first due to the disables you do. Demo testing her Crystal Nova spell is diligent, as well as not hesitating to use her ult, Freezing Field. 

Her ultimate feels like a black hole wherein you want to get many heroes in it. Don’t follow this fatal rule because killing one enemy might be better than waiting to kill more.

Find One of the Right Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

Please take note that these three Dota 2 heroes for beginners are only suggestions. Don’t think of them as the only choices you have. The game is generous in its opportunities for you to practice different heroes.

When you find the right hero for you, then learning their intricacies is your next step. And if you think that hero isn’t a good pick for you, that’s more than okay. It only means that you’ll continue learning the game by knowing more heroes.

It’s never a bad idea to have an idea of how to play one of each of the Dota 2 heroes for beginners. Find the right hero for you and win, but try to have fun in the process!

Written By
Jean Salgados

Spent all the years of his college writing for the school newspaper and transitioned to casting Dota 2 games shortly after graduation.


  • Dragon Knight ? Bristle?

    • This dude shouldnt be giving advice if this is his picks. After approx 9 years of gameplay i can say these are literally the worst picks for beginners all of these are positioning based cm and sniper easy kill if you get close which most beginners won’t know when to back off and WK you have to remember to keep mana for his ultimate to activate you could of gone much better like dragon knight (Max passive early easy regen) kotl ( channel q and stay back refill your own mana and other ) don’t give pick advice if you’re gonna get newbies killed and make them avoid the game.

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