How to control Anti-Mage in Dota 2

How to control Anti-Mage in Dota 2

The purple monk is one of the most striking characters in all of Dota 2, favored by many players for his brilliant way of attacking. Anti-Mage is known to have the ability to move extremely fast thanks to him standing out in the Melee Agility tribute, but beyond that, he’s one of the few that can hit and drain his enemy’s mana at the same time.

Anti-Mage is the sole survivor of the Turstarkuri monks after the Dead God’s sorcerers’ assault on the monastery. For this he seeks revenge learning new skills to eliminate once and for all magic as you know it in your universe. This is a very practical warrior, but one that requires quick actions and decisions, knowing how to move around the map is key, so in our complete Dota 2 guide you will find all the tricks to make the most of his powers.

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Anti-Mage roles in Dota 2

How can it be Nuker and EvasiveIt is excellent for dodging and strongly attacking opponents, its movement speed makes it a difficult Hero to attack. However, it has attracted attention for being one of the best Carry on defense, since they are his powers, he can make enemies back off the paths to make the team win more time to farm. In turn, this makes him a difficult character to carry in the early game, but insurmountable in the middle or final stages of games.

Anti-Mage abilities in Dota 2

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Anti-Mage abilities in Dota 2

Unlike other Heroes, for Anti-Mage it is more important control all skills well to know how to use them in combat. Obviously, if they should be activated at the right time, but it’s all a matter of how you handle each power because this character has the ability to make good tactics with each of his special attacks.

Mana Rupture

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Anti-Mage Mana Break in Dota 2

When he hits his opponent burn their mana with every attack he makes and causes damage.


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Anti-Mage translation in Dota 2

Can teleport a short distance to the right place.


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Anti-Mage Counterspell in Dota 2

Create a sphere of magic protection that returns the spell that the enemy casts so that it is affected and Anti-Mage takes the advantage.

Mana Void

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Anti-Mage Mana Void in Dota 2

Damage the target considerably and those around him, he also miniaturizes him.

Translational Fragmentation

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Translational Fragmentation of Anti-Mage in Dota 2

Produces illusions like clones of himself to attack the enemy for a few seconds. Unlocked with Aghanim’s Scepter.

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Anti-Mage Talent Tree in Dota 2

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Anti-Mage Talent Tree in Dota 2

Anti-Mage’s fighting style consists of moving fast and constantly using abilities, therefore it is necessary that you obtain upgrade talents first for the Hero’s most important abilities:

  • Level 10: +9 Strength or -1s Blink Cooldown. First improve the strength which is the most important to master Anti-Mage in the beginning.
  • Level 15: +0.6% of maximum mana burned per hit or +0.69s of Mana Void Stun. The mana burned is what you will use the most, so it becomes your priority.
  • Level 20: +0.1 damage multiplier for Mana Void or +250 cast range for Blink. The translation is your escape route, it should be one of the first to which you give talent improvement.
  • Level 25: + 20% Magic Resistance to Counterspell or -50s Cooldown for Mana Void. Select the one that is most appropriate for the situation.

Advantages and weaknesses of Anti-Mage in Dota 2

Thanks to his magic resistance and the effect of his Counterspell ability, he is a powerful opponent against those characters who they usually do a lot of magic damage. His ability to burn mana from enemies with attacks is also another advantage that can be taken advantage of in battles, in fact, he is one of the best Heroes to farm in the game. Anti-Mage makes a good team with Shadow Demon, Treant Protector, Slardar, Magnus, Oracle, Dark Seer, Lion, Bane or Bounty Hunter, but it is important to know its disadvantages to avoid possible problems:

  • Gain Strength very slow.
  • Depends on items to be able to evolve fast, like the article Battle Fury.
  • Have to farm a lot to level up.
  • Bad at first stage of the game.

Strong heroes against Anti-Mage

  • Troll Warlord.
  • Templar Assassin.
  • Slardar.
  • Shadow Demon.
  • Phantom Assassin.
  • Outworld Destroyer.
  • Legion Commander.
  • Disruptor
  • Ax.
  • Bane.
  • Doom.
  • Night Stalker.
  • Grimstroke.

Weak heroes against Anti-Mage

  • Venomancer.
  • Wraith King.
  • Tidehunter.
  • Undying.
  • Storm Spirit.
  • Phoenix
  • Specter.
  • Ogre Magi.
  • Bristleback.
  • Abaddon.
  • Jellyfish.
  • Ancient Apparition.
  • Clockwerk.
  • Rubick.

Items for Anti-Mage in Dota 2

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While Anti-Mage is excellent at movement speed and attack Along with his mana absorption abilities, there are some very notable things he can fail at, like strength and defense. For this reason, you must always equip items for him so that he can reach his potential.

First stage (first 15 minutes)

  • Mitigating Sheet.
  • Boots of Speed.
  • Ring of Health.

Second stage (between 15 and 35 minutes)

  • Boots of Power.
  • Battle Fury.
  • Blanket style.

Third stage (more than 40 minutes)

Occasional Objects

  • Rod of the Black King.
  • Satanic.
  • Eye of Skadi.
  • Heart of Tarrasca.

With these objects Anti-Mage is going to take more and more power and he will manage to become a great rival for the opposing team. If you’re just starting out, then ideally you should try some of the best Heroes for intermediate players in Dota 2 first.

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