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  • Huskar's damage over time gives Abaddon the opportunity to shield and heal his allies.
  • Borrowed Time also makes Abaddon a hard support to gank, thus negating Huskar's early game dominance.
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  • Ice Blast prevents Huskar from healing, regeneration, health gained from activating an Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian and will kill him when his health dips below a threshold. This makes it very dangerous for him to use his abilities.
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  • Bristleback's tankiness and Bristleback allow him to outlast Burning Spears' damage-over-time at almost any point in the game. In addition, if Huskar chooses to cast Life Break on Bristleback, Bristleback can simply turn around before it hits and receive little damage.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo will reduce Huskar's low armor even further, and Quill Spray and Warpath will tear him down extremely quickly.
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  • Untouchable makes it near impossible to stack Burning Spears.
  • Impetus' pure damage puts an instant end to Huskar's low-health brinkmanship.
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  • Huskar is often at low health, providing large Thirst bonuses to Bloodseeker.
  • Life Break can trigger Rupture's damage.
  • A self applied Bloodrage together with Blademail means it's almost suicidal for Huskar to jump on Bloodseeker with Life Break
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  • Blade Fury makes Juggernaut immune to the damage from Life Break and Burning Spears.
    • It can be instantly activated the second Juggernaut sees Huskar flying towards him with Life Break, blocking all damage.
  • Healing Ward effectively negates any damage-over-time from Burning Spears.
  • Huskar has no defense against Omnislash and takes heavy damage due to his low armor.
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  • Rage renders Lifestealer immune to the damage from Burning Spears.
  • Feast makes Lifestealer one of few heroes that can outlast Huskar in a one-on-one fight.
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  • Mirror Image can cause Huskar to Life Break the wrong target.
  • Rip Tide reduces Huskar's already low armor.
  • Song of the Siren allows teams to recover from Huskar's initiation, as well as the damage over time from Burning Spears.
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  • Jumping on Ursa with Life Break is often suicide for Huskar, as he will be immediately bursted down with Fury Swipes.
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  • His Poison Attack is very useful against Huskar, since he tends to stay at low health.
  • Nethertoxin disables passive skills like Berserker's Blood.
  • It is dangerous for Huskar to jump on Viper because Corrosive Skin and Viper Strike with the slowdown of movement and attack speed which usually will be deadly for Huskar.
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  • Because Huskar tends to stay at low health to gain the maximum bonuses from Berserker's Blood, it makes him an exceptionally prime target for Reaper's Scythe.



  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar negates the magical damage from Burning Spears and Inner Fire unless the level 25 talent for Burning Spears is chosen.
  • Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight will both reduce and/or block the damage dealt by Burning Spears and Life Break, which greatly reduces Huskar's damage output.
  • Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge will break Berserker's Blood, making it much easier to burst down Huskar while also reducing his damage.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd stops Huskar from attacking and applying Burning Spears.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere blocks Life Break.
  • Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel disables most of Berserker's Blood health regeneration.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style can dodge Life Break's damage if timed correctly. Huskar isn't great at dealing with illusions as well.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard applies health regen reduction and lifesteal reduction.
  • Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi can reduce the health regeneration and lifesteal of Huskar. It can also slightly reduce the attack speed of Huskar.

Good against...[]

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  • Weaver cannot Time Lapse out of Huskar's burn damage.
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  • Clockwerk's abilities cannot handle Huskar in a one-on-one fight, even if he gets the jump on him.
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  • Huskar can negate Dragon Knight's passive with multiple trades of Burning Spear.
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  • Earthshaker's stuns will rarely save him once Huskar has initiated on him with Life Break.
  • A full initiation combo will not kill Huskar, only lower his health and increase his attack speed.
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  • Ember Spirit does minimal damage to Huskar until the very late game.
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  • Sprout will not protect Nature's Prophet from Huskar if he has already locked on with Life Break.
  • Even a farmed Nature's Prophet is usually not durable enough to fight Huskar alone.
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  • Vulnerable spellcasters with no escape mechanisms are easy targets for Huskar: Lich minimap icon.png Lich, Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer, Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light, Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer, etc.
  • Melee heroes suffer against Huskar in the laning phase, as Burning Spears gives him incredibly strong harassing power.
  • Burning Spears can put Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King's Tree Dance on cooldown.
  • Mana Burn generally is not an issue to Huskar as he doesn't rely on mana.


  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger will be on cooldown by Burning Spears and its debuff is rather undispellable.

Works well with...[]

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  • Ice Blast combined with Life Break will kill an enemy very quickly.
  • Life Break can also trigger Ice Blast's shatter if the enemy gets away.
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  • Inner Beast allows Huskar to stack many Burning Spears in short time.
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  • Shallow Grave allows a nearly dead Huskar to attack extremely quickly and place many stacks of Burning Spears.
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  • With Solar Guardian, Dawnbreaker can help Huskar from anywhere of the map with an AOE healing/damage, and an AOE stun
  • Later on, Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter further increases the healing Dawnbreaker can provide
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  • Life Break's initial percentage-based damage provides a clean setup for Reaper's Scythe.
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  • False Promise allows Huskar to stay at low health and attack rapidly.
  • Fortune's End can be targeted on Huskar, and released just before he uses Life Break. This will dispel and root the enemy Huskar jumps on.

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  • Decrepify increases Life Break's damage by a large amount, perhaps even instantly killing their target if coupled with other magic amplification abilities/items.
  • Life Drain keeps Huskar alive at low health, letting him use Berserker's Blood to its full potential.
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  • Using Sunder on Huskar when Terrorblade is near death can be beneficial to both heroes, as Terrorblade is healed while Huskar gains attack speed.
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  • Tiny can Toss Huskar on an enemy hero, or with a little bit of practice, he can toss an enemy hero to Huskar
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  • Maledict greatly amplifies the damage from multiple stacks of Burning Spears.


  • Heroes with armor increasing abilities to protect Huskar against physical attacks so he can survive and deal damage: Lich minimap icon.png Lich, Sven minimap icon.png Sven


  • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves often goes into boosted mode to provide huge amount of health regeneration and armor as Huskar's HP drops due to Life Break and Burning Spear, keeping him alive to dish out damage.