How many Heroes are playable in Dota 2? (List of new Heroes)

The current total number of Dota 2 heroes is 117. Dota 2 already has a huge amount of awesome heroes which are all free to play! They are separated into three groups: Strength, Agility, and Intelligence.
Every now and then, Valve releases new heroes, which are getting hyped and presented before the launch. Most of the Dota 2 heroes are the pre-existing heroes of Dota 1 (Defense of the Ancients).

New Dota 2 Heroes that have been added in the last Years:

Newest Dota 2 Heroes

YearHero
2019Mars
2018Grim Stroke
2017Dark Willow, Pangolier
2016Underlord, Monkey King
2015Winter Wyvern, Arc Warden
2014Phoenix, Terror blade, Teachies, Oracle
2013Medusa, Troll, Tusk, Bristle Back, Sky wraith mage, Elder Titan, Abbadon, Ember Spirit, Earth Spirit, Legion Commander.

Which were the first playable Dota 2 Heroes?

YearHero
2012Silencer, Spirit Breaker, Invoker, Clinkz, Outworld Devourer, Bane, Shadow Demon, Lycan, Lone Druid, Brew Master, Phantom Lancer, Treant Protector, Ogre Magi, Gyrocopter, Chaos Knight, Phantom Assassin,  Rubick, Luna, IO, Undying, Disrupter, Templar Assassin, Naga Siren, Nyx Assassin, Keeper of the Light, Visage, Meepo, Magnus, Centaur Warrunner, Slark, Timbersaw.
2012Silencer, Spirit Breaker, Invoker, Clinkz, Outworld Devourer, Bane, Shadow Demon, Lycan, Lone Druid, Brew Master, Phantom Lancer, Treant Protector, Ogre Magi, Gyrocopter, Chaos Knight, Phantom Assassin,  Rubick, Luna, IO, Undying, Disrupter, Templar Assassin, Naga Siren, Nyx Assassin, Keeper of the Light, Visage, Meepo, Magnus, Centaur Warrunner, Slark, Timbersaw.
2011Slardar, Enigma, Faceless void, Tiny, Viper, Venomancer, Clockwerk, Nature’s Prophet, Dark Seer, Sniper, Pugna, Beastmaster, Enchantress, Leshrac, Shadow Fiend, Tinker, Weaver, Night Stalker, Ancient Apparition, Spectre, Doom, Chen, Juggernaut, Bloodseeker, Kunkka, Riki, Queen of Pain, Wraith King, Broodmother, Husker, Jakiro, Batrider, Omni Knight, Warlock, Alchemist, Lifestealer, Death Prophet, Ursa, Bounty Hunter.
2010Anti Mage, Axe, Crystal Maiden, Dazzle, Drow Ranger, Earth Shaker, Lich, Lina, Lion, Mirana, Morphling, Necrophos, Puck, Pudge, Razor, Sand king, Shadow Shaman, Storm Spirit, Sven, Tide Hunter, Vengeful Spirit, Wind Ranger, Witch Doctor, Zeus

Dota 2 Hero Amount of Each Attribute:

Dota 2 Hero Amount per AttributeThe intelligence heroes got the biggest part with 42 unique characters:

Intelligence42 Heroes
Strength38 Heroes
Agility37 Heroes

All Dota 2 Hero Roles:

Dota 2 Hero RolesEach hero in Dota 2 is unique, needs to be played differently and has a different tactical role!
Some heroes, are beneficial in playing support, some are good as a core, BUT: These hero roles are just set by Valve and by the community: Heroes can be played however you want and if it’s effective why shouldn’t you play the hero completely different? That is the great thing with the heroes in Dota 2: You have endless possibilities, herowise, itemwise and especially how you play the hero. Every human being on this earth is playing a hero different and that makes Dota 2 really fun to play. However, the given role is helpful for beginners and highlights the most efficient parts of that hero in general!

Hereos of Dota 2 are scattered in nine different roles: Nuker, Disabler, Jungler, Durable, Escape, Pusher, Initiator, Carry, and support:

  • Dota 2 Nuker Heroes:

    Phoenix, Timbersaw, Shadow Fiend, Oracle, Queen of Pain, Invoker, Skywrath Mage, Techies, Tinker, Leshrac, Lion, Lina and Zeus.

  • Disabler Heroes:

    Bane, Puck, Shadow Shaman and Lion.

  • Dota 2 Jungle Heroes:

    Axe, Bat Rider, Chen, Enigma, Nature’s Prophet and Enchantress.

  • Durable Heroes:

    Abaddon, Alchemist, Axe, Beastmaster, Brewmaster, Bristle Back, Centaur Warrunner, Chaos Knight, Doom, Dragon Knight, Husker, Life stealer, Mars, Night Stalker, Pudge, Slardar, Spirit Breaker, Sven, Tidehunter, Timbersaw, Tiny, Undying, Wraith King, Viper and Razor.

  • Dota 2 Escape Heroes:

    Anti Mage, Oracle, Brood mother, Ember Spirit, Slark, Weaver, Puck, Queen of Pain, Storm Spirit, Morphling and Clinkz.

  • Pusher Heroes:

    Dragon Knight, Lycan, Brood Mother, Lone Druid, Death Prophet, Shadow Shaman, Leshrac and Nature’s Prophet.

  • Initiator Heroes:

    Axe, Brew Master, Centaur Warruner, Clockwork, Earth Shaker, Magnus, Sand King, Tide Hunter, Puck and Bat Rider.

  • Dota 2 Carry Heroes:

    Chaos Knight, Oracle, Terrorblade, Medusa, Tiny, Sniper, Gyrocopter, Morphling, Antimage, Spectre, Troll Warlord and Phantom Assassin.

  • Dota 2 Top Support Heros:

    IO, Treant Protector, Vengeful Spirit, Crystal Maiden, Oracle, Dazzle, Keeper of the Light and Witch Doctor.

These are all the heroes of each role, but they may vary according to the time because Valve makes frequent changes in the game. Sometimes support becomes eligible to be a carry Lion is the biggest example after its latest Ultimate charge update 80% players pick lion as a mid hero.

Which Dota 2 Heroes
will be published next?

After the leak of Pitlord in Dota 2, Valve got quite serious about their upcoming heroes! 😉
Valve does not let anybody know about their forthcoming heroes – now the information about every new hero is officially launched by the Valve. There are many rumors about new Dota 2 heroes but almost every rumor is fake.
However, there is a hope that after an Internation tournament you will see a new face in the heroes category. Nobody is sure about the release date, attribute, design, or name, but we will publish official news on Dota2freaks.com!

Does Dota 2 has more Heroes
than Dota 1?

Yes, Dota 2 has more heroes than Dota 1, because 95% of heroes of Dota 2 are pre-existing heroes of Dota 1. Only a few new heroes came in Dota 2.
Dota 1 and Dota 2 Heroes compared
New Heroes in Dota 2, which had not been in Dota 1:

  • Monkey King
  • Dark Willow
  • Mars
  • Grim Stroke
  • Pangolier

There is no official statement of any other hero, but Valve never disappoints its audience. Hence, there are 50% chances that a new hero will come at the end of 2019 or the start of 2020. Till then play with your favorite heroes and become an expert in them! 😀

Newest Dota 2 Heros and their Patch Update:

In the previous four years, six heroes have been published in Dota 2. Five of them are new heroes, and the remaining one is a pre-existing hero of Dota 1. However, with improved graphics and a complete new look! 😉 For Further details, see the table below:

YearHeroPatch
2019Mars7.21c
2018GrimStroke7.19
2017Pangolier7.07
2017Dark Willow7.07
2016Monkey King7.00
2016Underlord6.44

Which game has more Heroes: Dota 2 or League of Legends?

League of Legends is one of the biggest competitors of Dota 2 in the MOBA section. In LOL heroes are called Champions:

  • The total amount of champions in League of Legends is 144.
  • The Dota 2 Hero total hero amount is 117.

The total number is more than Dota 2 but still, Dota 2 has a more passionate and massive audience than LOL. Maybe Dota 2 cannot compete with LOL in hero numbers, but in graphics, versatility, balancing, audience, and features, LOL is not even near to Dota 2. 😀 (Sorry I have to say this on a Dota 2 website). 😉

What are the most played and most successful Heroes in Dota 2?

Every month Valve evaluates the most picked and successful hero.
If you want to check the pick and success stat of each hero then there is an option in Dota 2 you can check it out:

  • Run Dota 2.
  • Click on the heroes option.
  • Now select the hero which you want to see the stats.
  • Click on the Trends.
  • All the stats of your rank will appear. dota 2 heroes stat

When I checked it today, the hero with the most win rate is Chen, and the hero that is picked up the most is Windranger. But this will change with every new meta! 😉 You can follow the above option for individual search or overall search!


Stay tuned my friend, which will be the next Dota 2 hero? I am excited! 😉

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