Heroes on Dota 2 typically have abilities that make them better suited to performing one single role particularly well, however, some heroes on the game belong to a very exclusive group who, thanks to their expansive skill sets, are capable of being utilized in a variety of roles.
We call those heroes versatile heroes because they are able to be deployed across multiple roles and here’s a comprehensive look at five of them;
Vengeful Spirit, or Venge as many like to call her, is one of the best-ranged heroes in Dota 2 – she’s not an early game hero as she starts off pretty slow but she is still able to make a decent enough impact in the early game and snag some kills.
She can be deployed as a support or a carry thanks to her wide skill set. She’s able to stun opponents with her Magic Missile ability and she’s able to buff the attack damage of her nearby allies, providing her team with a solid advantage when faced with a team fight.
One of the best things about Venge is her ultimate ability – its borderline OP. Her ultimate, Nether Swap, allows her to swap positions with another ally or enemy. It’s a great move for initiating, and also saving an ally, albeit at the potential expense of Venge’s life.
Mirana can literally be deployed anywhere across position one to five – that alone is a testament to her versatility. Like Venge, Mirana is a ranged hero, but she boasts a decent amount of mobility across the map.
Her starstorm ability makes her a great nuker as she’s able to inflict damage on enemies within a certain radius.
Mirana’s ultimate, Moonlight Shadow is arguably one of the most OP ultimate abilities on Dota 2. Moonlight shadow grants her, alongside her teammates invisibility and facilitates high-level stealth play, as it allows her and her allies to ambush their enemies for as long as the ultimate remains active.
Wraith King is another hero who’s incredibly versatile and can feature, to a large extent, across pos one to five – he’s also pretty simple to play so feel free to try him out if you’re new to Dota 2.
Wraith King boasts high durability and is also capable of dealing tons of damage. He possesses a unique skill, similar to the Aegis called Reincarnation which allows him to rise from the dead.
His ultimate alone makes him incredibly dangerous, and a huge asset to his allies going into team fights – if you ever come up against Wraith King, be sure to pick him off quickly and force him into wasting his ultimate, because if used strategically, Reincarnation can be a game-winning skill.
Kunkka can be deployed as a carry, mid, support. He’s very lethal when ganking, to the point where you can consider him OP, and he has the potential to be a game changer thanks to his array of abilities
His early game is pretty weak, though, but he snowballs quite nicely throughout a match.
Kunkka is characterized by his ability to deal high burst damage with his spells as well as his strategic influence on his team’s play. He’s not just versatile, he’s powerful.
When it comes to launching attacks across a large radius, few heroes come close to Leshrac. He can be deployed as a carry or support.
Leshrach’s ability, Split Earth allows him to stun multiple enemies within a certain radius while also dealing damage on them. He’s able to clear enemy creep waves with his nuke ability Lightning storm and he’s also able to destroy buildings, with his Diabolic Edict spell making him incredibly adept at pushing.
Leshrac is a hard hero to come up against, especially when utilized by an experienced player – you’d do well to take advantage of his high area damage potential – few heroes on Dota can make their presence felt to the same degree.