Dota 2 Wiki
Advertisement
 
 
Counters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Release Illuminate icon.png
▶️ Many hands make light work.
This article is badly written or needs more information. Please help the community by updating it. Read this formatting guide first.

Bad against...[]

Bristleback icon.png
  • Quill Spray and Bristleback harass Luna more efficiently than she does with Lucent Beam.
  • Bristleback helps return a lot of damage to Luna’s team if she uses her nukes on him and he has his back to her.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo and Warpath are enough to outrun a speedy Luna.
  • Bristleback tends to be a frequent carrier of Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard, which is good protection from bouncing glaives.
Broodmother icon.png
  • Her Spiderlings can harass Luna in lane heavily, as Luna has little AoE abilities to clear Spiderlings.
  • Broodmother can knock down towers in the early game quickly, and limit Luna's farming space.
Juggernaut icon.png
  • Because of her low range, Luna cannot easily destroy Healing Ward.
  • Both Blade Fury and Omnislash are direct counters to Eclipse, offering Juggernaut spell immunity.
Lina icon.png
Meepo icon.png
  • Meepo can tank Eclipse because of his clones.
  • Earthbind takes away Luna's mobility advantage.
  • Meepo can shutdown Luna's split-push ability with his global presence.
Phantom Lancer icon.png
  • Phantom Lancer creates many illusions to tank Luna's Eclipse.
  • Doppelganger can be used to dodge a number of Lucent Beams during Eclipse.
  • Phantom Lancer can chase Luna effectively regardless of her high movement speed thanks to Phantom Rush and Spirit Lance.
  • Although her Moon Glaives kill his illusions quickly, Luna's low health pool is easily exploited by the sheer damage output from his illusions.
Pudge icon.png
  • Flesh Heap's magic resistance allows him to survive Eclipse, and Meat Hook and Dismember can disable Luna through her Black King Bar.
  • However, Lucent Beam can still cancel Dismember from a safe distance, even if its damage is going to be reduced.
Sniper icon.png
  • Sniper usually sits at the back and it's hard for Luna to get close to him to attack.
  • Due to Sniper's Shrapnel and his long range, Luna has a hard time taking high ground despite her Moon Glaives being fantastic for taking Barracks and buildings.
Slark icon.png
  • Shadow Dance prevents Luna from damaging Slark, and together with Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade he can kite her or escape.
  • Luna has no way to escape from Pounce's leash.
  • For the same reasons, Slark makes a very powerful ally for Luna when they are in the same team.
Shadow Demon icon.png
  • Demonic Purge takes off Luna's superior mobility, removing the need for chasing her and allowing your team to reposition in team fights or escape when at low HP. If Shadow Demon has Aghanim's Sceptre it will also take away glaive bounces and extra damage from Luna's passive.
  • Luna's illusions created by Disruption are very valuable with their Moon Glaives. These will effectively counter her pushing attempts and are painfully effective in team fights.
  • Disruption can be used to save an ally from Eclipse.
  • For the same reasons, Shadow Demon is a very good ally for Luna when they are in the same team.
Techies icon.png
  • Luna has low HP, low range and often stalks through jungle. She cannot properly disarm Proximity Mines and could fall victim to their traps.
  • Of course, if Luna happens to catch Techies off-guard, they won't be able to survive for long against Eclipse, Lucent Beam, and right-clicks.
Tinker icon.png
  • Tinker's March of the Machines and Laser both destroy Luna's small health pool and make it hard for Luna to initiate with Eclipse (and making it hard to land glaives in Laser's case).
  • Since Tinker typically buys Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, Luna has a hard time catching him despite her high movement speed.
  • Tinker can easily disable and nuke Luna down with Dagon icon.png Dagon or Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse before she can use Lucent Beam or Eclipse.
Zeus icon.png
  • His highly damaging nuke spells with low cooldowns is not something Luna wants to go against.
  • Thundergod's Wrath can be used before a fight to harm Luna before she activates her Black King Bar, reducing her survivability for that fight.

Others[]

Items[]

Good against...[]

Arc Warden icon.png
  • Luna's Moon Glaives allow her to clear Arc Warden's Tempest Double.
  • Luna's short range and fast movement speed allow her to fight Arc Warden inside his Magnetic Field.
Bane icon.png
  • It is almost impossible for Bane to use Fiend's Grip properly against Luna's allies due to the huge cast range of the Lucent Beam.
Bounty Hunter icon.png
  • 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.
Chen icon.png
  • Moon Glaives can easily clear Chen's creeps while Eclipse can kill Chen's allies before he can react.
Enchantress icon.png
  • Though Enchantress's Untouchable can greatly reduce Luna's attack speed, and can go through any form of Spell Immunity, she has a pitiful HP so Lucent Beam and Eclipse can kill her very quickly.
  • Moon Glaives allows Luna to clear Enchantress's creeps very efficiently.
Legion Commander icon.png
  • Provided Luna is able to cast it in time, Eclipse can help win a Duel from Legion Commander.
  • If Luna isn't the target, she can easily use Lucent Beam and Eclipse to win the fight for the ally.
Lifestealer icon.png
  • Although Lifestealer can avoid Eclipse with Rage and Infest, Luna's physical damage can be enough to deal with him.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style is a common pick on Luna, which can help her dispel Open Wounds. In addition, Lifestealer is not good against illusions created by Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
Magnus icon.png
Necrophos icon.png
  • Though Luna has a hard time laning against Necrophos, his Ghost Shroud won’t protect him in teamfights because it will increase the damage from Lucent Beam and Eclipse.
Pugna icon.png
  • Life Drain will be always canceled by Lucent Beam if Pugna does not have Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
  • Decrepify can be suicide against Luna due to Lucent Beam and Eclipse.
  • Nether Ward is rather weak against Luna because unlike other heroes who rely on magical damage to damage or kill enemies, yet have very high mana costs, she does not have abilities that cost a lot of mana.
Riki icon.png
  • Luna can push very fast with Moon Glaives, which is something Riki cannot deal with well.
  • Luna is naturally very fast, making it hard for Riki to trap her in Smoke Cloud.
  • Even though Riki can evade Eclipse with his invisibility, smart Luna will always buy Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance, providing vision on Riki to her allies and herself.
Terrorblade icon.png
  • If carefully timed, Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Eclipse combined with 0.2s Eclipse Lucent Ministun talent can quickly finish off Terrorblade before he can get a chance to save himself with Sunder due to its high magical damage as long as Terrorblade has no Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar.
  • Moon Glaives allows Luna to clear Terrorblade's illusions from both, Conjure Image and Manta Style icon.png Manta Style, this can be particularly advantegous for Luna if she has Manta Style icon.png Manta Style. Just bear in mind, however, that Reflection can be used to turn Moon Glaives against Luna during laning phase.
  • Luna very often builds Satanic icon.png Satanic and Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, which allows it either to protect herself from Sunder or nullify it's effects.
Tidehunter icon.png
  • Luna often builds Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, and none of Tidehunter's spells can bypass spell immunity.
  • Though Anchor Smash can weaken Luna's physical damage, it does not weaken her magical damage, which means that Lucent Beam and Eclipse deal a lot of magic damage in the early and mid-game, which can bypass Tidehunter's Kraken Shell.
Underlord icon.png
  • Lunar Blessing gives allies bonus damage and armor required to endure against Atrophy Aura early on.
  • Eclipse can be devastating for Underlord's team when they're grouped up for Dark Rift, it can also be used to intercept arrivals with Dark Rift. And Pit of Malice does not prevent Luna to use it.
  • To make things even better, Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Eclipse can finish off Underlord or any of his teammates escape attempts with Dark Rift if timed correctly.
Winter Wyvern icon.png
  • Cold Embrace is no salvation against Lucent Beam and Eclipse.
  • Moon Glaives will not hit a hero affected by Winter's Curse, making it weak against allies, but strong versus enemies.
  • Luna has better night vision provided by Lunar Blessing than Winter Wyvern when affected by Arctic Burn.

Others[]

Items[]

  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar and other forms of Spell Immunity, though they will block Luna's magical damage output, they will not be mitigated by Luna's high physical damage.
  • Many carries have a hard time against heroes that buy Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter and Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade. However, items and abilities that turn the user ethereal are useless against Luna because Eclipse will deal enormous damage, especially when Luna farms Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, and she often uses her magical damage in order to kill heroes.
  • Illusions created from Manta Style icon.png Manta Style are normally fragile, and Luna will easily destroy them. Avoid building Manta Style icon.png Manta Style against Luna unless you have natural illusions ( Mirror Image etc) or illusion-related abilities (e.g. Mana Break).
  • Luna can put Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere on cooldown using Lucent Beam, although it is recommended to take -4s talent for Lucent Beam for popping Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere.
  • Luna's Eclipse is useful for intercepting heroes who teleport with Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll and/or Boots of Travel icon.png Boots of Travel. She can also use Lucent Beam to prevent the escape attempts with it.

Works well with...[]

Crystal Maiden icon.png
Keeper of the Light icon.png
  • Chakra Magic can sustain Luna's mana pool and give her unexpectedly very low cooldown (up to 0 seconds) nuke, especially in early game. Heal from Illuminate is very useful as well.
Night Stalker icon.png
  • Eclipse causes day to become night, triggering Night Stalker's Hunter in the Night for the ten extra seconds of nighttime.
  • Dark Ascension gives both of them long vision range.
Vengeful Spirit icon.png
  • Vengeance Aura can improve Luna's attack range and damage. Early-game, she can set up kills as well as use Nether Swap on Luna to allow her escape from a sticky situation and potentially save her life.
Shadow Demon icon.png
  • Disruption can create powerful illusions of Luna that also possess her Moon Glaives, allowing for safe and fast tower pushing.

Others[]


Advertisement