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Bad against...[]

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  • Aphotic Shield effectively nullifies Primal Roar's single-target initiation on allies.
  • Even being initiated by Primal Roar, Borrowed Time can make Abaddon extremely difficult to kill.
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  • Frostbite kills boars instantly on the laning stage leading to either experience lead or disabling Beastmaster from using Boar
  • Crystal Nova nukes and slows down the attack and movement speed of Beastmaster's summons.
  • Freezing Field grants improved self armor, nukes and slows down Beastmaster and his summons.
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  • Untouchable negates Inner Beast's attack speed bonus, making her hard to kill even if stunned by Primal Roar.
  • Enchantress can also take control of Beastmaster's summons.
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  • Having many summons out will cause Echo Slam to deal extra damage.
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  • Illuminate clears Beastmaster's summons and is effective against his push.
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  • False Promise effectively nullifies Primal Roar's single-target initiation on allies.
  • Purifying Flames kills Beastmaster's Hawk instantly and Boar with two casts.
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  • Reactive Armor is very effective against Beastmaster's summons during laning stage and entire game.
  • Timbersaw can quickly clear Beastmaster's summons with his nukes.
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  • Cold Embrace mitigates Primal Roar's single-target initiation on allies.
  • Winter's Curse can turn Beastmaster's summons and Inner Beast against his teammate.



Good against...[]

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  • The Hawk can easily find Monkey King while he is sitting on a tree.
  • Wild Axes can knock out Monkey King from tree.
  • Boars drastically reduce Monkey King's attack speed, making it harder for him to gain Jingu Mastery stacks.
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  • Inner Beast helps Beastmaster's team destroy Supernova quickly.
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  • Primal Roar takes Sven out of the fight completely, even with Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
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  • Attacks from Boars and the attack speed boost from Inner Beast will quickly wear down Refraction.
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  • Beastmaster's Hawk can find Tinker easily while he is pushing or blinking into trees.
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  • Primal Roar and the slow from Boars make kiting Tiny very easy.
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  • Primal Roar and the slow from Boars make kiting Troll Warlord very easy.
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  • Primal Roar and the slow from Boars makes kiting Ursa very easy.
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  • Wraith King's lack of area of effect spells makes him easily overwhelmed by Beastmaster's summons.


  • Heroes who are highly dependent on Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar can be countered with Primal Roar.
  • Heroes who rely on split-pushing can be caught by Beastmaster's Hawk and Primal Roar.
  • Heroes who rely on high mobility are especially vulnerable to Primal Roar: Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit, Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain.
  • Channelled spells are easily interrupted by Primal Roar even with spell immunity: Black Hole, Shackles, Epicenter.

Works well with...[]

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  • Lifestealer can Infest the Hawk or the Boar, and jump out for an ambush attack.
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  • Inner Beast makes short work of towers, since it gives treants additional attack speed.
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  • Beastmaster's early ganking and pushing strategy goes hand in hand with Phantom Assassin's potential to snowball.
  • Primal Roar helps Phantom Assassin with lockdown and guarantees kills.
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  • Beastmaster's Hawk gives vision over faraway enemies, letting Spirit Breaker target them with Charge of Darkness.
  • Inner Beast gives Spirit Breaker some much needed attack speed.
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  • Inner Beast supplements Sven's low base attack speed.
  • Primal Roar's lengthy stun duration lets Sven save Storm Hammer for later encounter.
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  • Tinker can use Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel to teleport to Hawks and Boars, allowing him to split push and gank.
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  • Inner Beast makes up for Tiny's very low attack speed, allowing him to destroy buildings in no time.
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  • Dark Rift can target Hawks and Boars, allowing Underlord to rapidly teleport his team for split pushing or ganking.
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