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Bad against...[]

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  • Rupture can turn Bounty Hunter's mobility against him, and prevents him from escaping with Shadow Walk due to the potentially heavy damage.
  • Thirst can prevent Bounty Hunter from escaping with Shadow Walk should Bounty Hunter's health become low enough, as it provides True Sight.
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  • Death Prophet's Silence allows her to prevent Bounty Hunter from escaping with Shadow Walk.
  • If Bounty Hunter cannot escape with Shadow Walk while affected by Silence, she will be able to burst him down with Crypt Swarm and Spirit Siphon.
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  • Even though Luna is the kind of hero that Bounty Hunter can handle due to Shadow Walk rendering him safe from Eclipse, smart Luna will always buy Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance, allowing her to provide vision on him to her team, and possibly, kill Bounty Hunter with Eclipse.
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  • Rubick is a potential counter to Bounty Hunter as he can steal his Track and use it against his invisibility, and also provide his team with more gold if the tracked hero is killed.
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  • Corrosive Haze provides True Sight on its target, exposing Bounty Hunter's position regardless of Shadow Walk.
  • Guardian Sprint gives a very high movement speed bonus, allowing him to chase Bounty Hunter even if Slardar is tracked.
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  • Spectre can instantly reveal Bounty Hunter's position on the activation of her ultimate Haunt. She can also semi-reveal( visible but not target-able) Bounty Hunter by hitting him with Spectral Dagger.
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  • Spirit Breaker's Charge of Darkness semi-reveals Bounty Hunter, taking away his element of surprise for the duration of the charge. Also, as Charge of Darkness shows Bounty Hunter's position, Spirit Breaker's allies can proceed to gank Bounty Hunter while he is roaming alone.
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  • Venomancer's magical damage-over-time poisons greatly reduce Bounty Hunter's mobility.
  • Venomous Gale, Plague Wards and Poison Nova with True Sight items can allow Venomancer and his teammates to gank Bounty Hunter while he is roaming alone.
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  • Viper's poison abilities can slow Bounty Hunter's movement speed and allows to chase him with True Sight items.
  • Nethertoxin can break Jinada, and the silence from level 25 prevents Bounty Hunter from using all of his spells.
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  • Lightning Bolt makes roaming behind enemy lines more and more difficult as Zeus becomes powerful enough to spam it. Also, Zeus' Ultimate Thundergod's Wrath reveals Bounty Hunter regardless of his position.



  • Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance is the typical counter against Bounty Hunter's Shadow Walk. Early game, this item can easily guarantee a kill on Bounty Hunter if he is invisible as he may not have a means of removing his invisibility safely (thus receiving the 20% movement slow).
  • Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards can act as repellent if he knows of their place or as a trap if he doesn't.
  • Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight is a powerful deterrent against his roaming.
  • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves, Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb, Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity and Manta Style icon.png Manta Style are good for removing Track, in addition to their other useful effects.
    • In Lotus Orb's case, it may also be used to reflect Track back towards Bounty Hunter, revealing him and hastening any ally near him.

Good against...[]

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  • Sniper relies on distance. Bounty Hunter can use Shadow Walk to get close, and Jinada can do massive damage and slow down Sniper in the early game.
  • Track gives additional speed to Bounty Hunter and makes Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade useless, which can allow Bounty Hunter to easily kill him with a few attacks.
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  • Nyx Assassin wants to start ganking as soon as he gets his Vendetta. Keeping him Tracked prevents him from ganking, and thus from doing his job in the game.
  • Nyx Assassin has a lot of armor and health regen, making the nuke damage from Shuriken Toss very good against him.
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  • Bounty Hunter can absolutely destroy a Shadow Fiend's game by ganking his midlane with Shadow Walk, Jinada and Shuriken Toss.
  • If his lane goes bad, a Shadow Fiend usually goes to the jungle. Follow him with Shadow Walk and take half of his experience.
  • Due to its ministun, Shuriken Toss is a good way to interrupt Shadow Fiend's long cast animation on Requiem of Souls.
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  • Bounty Hunter can easily keep vision on Pudge with Track, making it difficult for Pudge to hook Bounty Hunter or his team mates.
  • It's difficult for Pudge to keep up with Bounty Hunter to apply Rot on him due to Shadow Walk.
  • Shuriken Toss cancels out Dismember from a good range if Bounty Hunter is not the target.


  • Fragile heroes: Bounty Hunter has decent nuking capabilities with Shiruken Toss and Jinada thus making fragile heroes easy picks for ganking. Few examples of such heroes are:Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna, Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage, Io minimap icon.png Io, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, etc.
  • Invisibility reliant heroes: Heroes with invisibility abilities or those that have invested into invisibility items are hindered by Bounty Hunter's Track. Few examples of such heroes are:Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz, Riki minimap icon.png Riki, Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector, etc.
  • Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King is also hindered by Track since he relies on trees to hide him from vision.
  • Low mobility heroes: Heroes with no/little means of traveling fast have difficulty getting to/away from Bounty Hunter due to his slowing Jinada and hastening Track. Few examples of such heroes are: Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper, Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, etc.
  • Channeled Spells: Shuriken Toss's ministun is very effective against channeled spells such as Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll, Freezing Field, Black Hole, Death Ward, etc.
  • BH can severely hinder unprotected junglers by leeching their XP and stealing last hits.
  • Track is good for triggering enemy Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere due to its low-cooldown.


  • Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade's invisibility is useless against Track's true sight.

Works well with...[]

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  • Track allows Invoker to snipe heroes with Sun Strike.
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  • Nature's Prophet can teleport nearby tracked enemies if they are suspected to be isolated from their team.
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  • Bounty Hunter can use Track and help with picking off fleeing enemies with Tinker's Heat-Seeking Missile.
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  • Spectre's Ultimate Haunt allows her to participate with Bounty Hunter's ganks on the press of two buttons allowing her to transition from farming to ganking and back to farming in a few seconds.
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  • Heroes with global presence such as Spirit Breaker, Spectre and Nature's Prophet are excellent heroes to accompany Bounty Hunter with ganks. Lifestealer can also jump into Bounty Hunter with Infest to assist with Track kills.
  • Additionally, cores with strong early game presence such as Phantom Assassin and Juggernaut can snowball harder as they can join the fray earlier and start helping with Track kills.