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Full list of Dota 2 Heroes and their difficulty levels

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Dota 2 presents a diverse range of heroes for you to play. Check out all the heroes, their primary attributes, and their complexity levels.

Welcome to our Dota 101 series! If you are a new player wanting to familiarize yourself with Dota 2’s hero pool, we have got you covered. This article lists all heroes available to play in Dota 2 and their main attributes. We also classified the heroes according to their difficulty levels.

From only 24 heroes during the Alpha stage of Dota 2, the MOBA has grown its pool of magicians and fighters into a myriad of playable characters. Let's get to know all of the heroes in Dota 2.

How many heroes are there in Dota 2?

There are a total of 124 heroes in Dota 2, with the latest addition being Muerta in March 2023. And good news! You don’t have to unlock any heroes as all of them are available to play from the very start.

What are hero attributes?

There are three attributes in Dota 2: Strength🔴, Agility🟢, and Intelligence🔵. Every hero has points in each attribute and the one with the highest number (or highest scaling number) typically becomes their primary attribute. 

The primary attribute normally shows what role the hero is suitable for. Typically, Strength heroes play the tanky role, Agility heroes play the carry role, and Intelligence heroes play the Support role.

To sum it up, attributes are the ingredients that build the foundations of individual heroes. What makes a hero strong, what makes them spell-oriented, what makes them good for right-clicks, etc - are mostly determined by their attributes. 

Here is what each of the attribute scales:

  • Strength 🔴: Health and Health Regeneration
  • Agility 🟢: Armor and Attack Speed
  • Intelligence 🔵: Mana and Mana Regeneration

Hero complexity

There are three levels of hero complexities: Easy, Medium, and Hard. Each hero has its own complexity level set by Valve, however, the criteria that determine the complexity level is unknown.

A general pattern is that Easy heroes have a simpler play style to execute and are generally more straightforward. On the other hand, higher-complexity heroes have complicated abilities and tougher execution. Some more complex heroes also require skill in microing. These complex heroes, if played properly, can have a bigger potential in the game.

What are all the Dota 2 heroes?

Here is a complete list of Dota 2 heroes in alphabetical order and their levels of difficulty. The colored dots next to the heroes' names determine their primary attributes.

Abaddon 🔴
EASY
Alchemist 🟢
EASY
Ancient Apparition 🔵
MEDIUM
Anti-Mage 🟢
EASY
Arc Warden 🟢
HARD
Axe 🔴
EASY
Bane 🔵
MEDIUM
Batrider 🔵
MEDIUM
Beastmaster 🔴
MEDIUM
Bloodseeker 🟢
EASY
Bounty Hunter 🟢
EASY
Brewmaster 🔴
HARD
Bristleback 🔴
EASY
Broodmother 🟢
MEDIUM
Centaur Warrunner 🔴
EASY
Chaos Knight 🔴
EASY
Chen 🔵
HARD
Clinkz 🟢
MEDIUM
Clockwerk 🔴
MEDIUM
Crystal Maiden 🔵
EASY
Dark Seer 🔵
EASY
Dark Willow 🔵
MEDIUM
Dawnbreaker 🔴
EASY
Dazzle 🔵
EASY
Death Prophet 🔵
EASY
Disruptor 🔵
MEDIUM
Doom 🔴
MEDIUM
Dragon Knight 🔴
EASY
Drow Ranger 🟢
EASY
Earth Spirit 🔴
HARD
Earthshaker 🔴
MEDIUM
Elder Titan 🔴
MEDIUM
Ember Spirit 🟢
MEDIUM
Enchantress 🔵
MEDIUM
Enigma 🔵
MEDIUM
Faceless Void 🟢
MEDIUM
Grimstroke 🔵
MEDIUM
Gyrocopter 🟢
EASY
Hoodwink 🟢
MEDIUM
Huskar 🔴
EASY
Invoker 🔵
HARD
IO 🔴
HARD
Jakiro 🔵
EASY
Juggernaut 🟢
EASY
Keeper of the Light 🔵
MEDIUM
Kunkka 🔴
MEDIUM
Legion Commander 🔴
EASY
Leshrac 🔵
EASY
Lich 🔵
EASY
Lifestealer 🔴
MEDIUM
Lina 🔵
EASY
Lion 🔵
EASY
Lone Druid 🟢
HARD
Luna 🟢
EASY
Lycan 🔴
MEDIUM
Magnus 🔴
MEDIUM
Marci 🔴
MEDIUM
Mars 🔴
EASY
Medusa 🟢
EASY
Meepo 🟢
HARD
Mirana 🟢
MEDIUM
Monkey King 🟢
MEDIUM
Morphling 🟢
HARD
Muerta 🔵
EASY
Naga Siren 🟢
MEDIUM
Nature’s Prophet 🔵
MEDIUM
Necrophos 🔵
EASY
Night Stalker 🔴
EASY
Nyx Assassin 🟢
MEDIUM
Ogre Magi 🔵
EASY
Omniknight 🔴
EASY
Oracle 🔵
HARD
Outworld Destroyer 🔵
MEDIUM
Pangolier 🟢
MEDIUM
Phantom Assassin 🟢
EASY
Phantom Lancer 🟢
MEDIUM
Phoenix 🔴
MEDIUM
Primal Beast 🔴
EASY
Puck 🔵
MEDIUM
Pudge 🔴
MEDIUM
Pugna 🔵
MEDIUM
Queen of Pain 🔵
MEDIUM
Razor 🟢
EASY
Riki 🟢
EASY
Rubick 🔵
HARD
Sand King 🔴
MEDIUM
Shadow Demon 🔵
MEDIUM
Shadow Fiend 🟢
MEDIUM
Shadow Shaman 🔵
EASY
Silencer 🔵
MEDIUM
Skywrath Mage 🔵
EASY
Slardar 🔴
EASY
Slark 🟢
MEDIUM
Snapfire 🔴
EASY
Sniper 🟢
EASY
Spectre 🟢
MEDIUM
Spirit Breaker 🔴
EASY
Storm Spirit 🔵
MEDIUM
Sven 🔴
EASY
Techies 🔵
MEDIUM
Templar Assassin 🟢
MEDIUM
Terrorblade 🟢
MEDIUM
Tidehunter 🔴
EASY
Timbersaw 🔴
MEDIUM
Tinker 🔵
MEDIUM
Tiny 🔴
MEDIUM
Treant Protector 🔴
MEDIUM
Troll Warlord 🟢
MEDIUM
Tusk 🔴
EASY
Underlord 🔴
MEDIUM
Undying 🔴
EASY
Ursa 🟢
EASY
Vengeful Spirit 🟢
EASY
Venomancer 🟢
EASY
Viper 🟢
EASY
Visage 🔵
HARD
Void Spirit 🔵
MEDIUM
Warlock 🔵
EASY
Weaver 🟢
MEDIUM
Windranger 🔵
MEDIUM
Winter Wyvern 🔵
MEDIUM
Witch Doctor 🔵
EASY
Wraith King 🔴
EASY
Zeus 🔵
EASY

If you want to refer to the heroes by pictures, here are all Dota 2 heroes classified into the low-complexity (Easy), medium-complexity (Medium), and high-complexity (Hard) categories.

Easy heroes in Dota 2

These are the 54 heroes Dota 2 labels low complexity.

Medium complexity heroes in Dota 2

These are the 57 heroes that Dota 2 labels medium complexity.

Complex Heroes in Dota 2

These are the 12 heroes that Dota 2 labels high complexity.

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Sarah "KZ" Zulkiflee
Sarah "KZ" Zulkiflee
Editor | Twitter @kayzeesarah
Born and grew up in Malaysia, but a citizen of the world. High-key addicted to everything Dota 2. Spams support heroes but Ancient Apparition is an all-time favorite (a 100% Ice Blast accuracy). Only PMA during the day.