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Bad against...[]

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  • Axe will destroy her illusions by proccing Counter Helix more often due to him being hit by more attacks.
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  • Many stacks of Sticky Napalm, combined with Flamebreak and Firefly, allows Batrider to destroy illusions from Mirror Image.
  • If Batrider can manage to destroy all illusions from Naga Siren, he will be able to use Flaming Lasso on the real one, and will be able to drag her toward his team, potentially preventing Naga Siren from escaping with Song of the Siren.
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  • Earthshaker's strong AoE abilities can clear Naga Siren's illusions, or at least make it easier to distinguish the real one by the damage they take.
  • Echo Slam deals more damage against more enemies, which can be devestating against Naga Siren and her illusions.
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  • Both Hex and Mana Drain destroy Naga Siren's illusions in an instant, making it hard to teamfight or push against a team with Lion. If Lion chooses the AoE effect talent for Hex or the shard for multi-target Mana Drain, it can negate her pushing potential entirely.
  • Earth Spike is an AoE disable with good damage. If used well, it can help distinguish the true Naga Siren by the damage they take (illusions take more damage).
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  • Timbersaw's innate durability is very hard to deal with as Naga Siren as she relies on sustained damage rather than burst damage. Timbersaw's high Pure Damage and low-cooldown AoE nukes can also destroy Naga Siren's illusions very fast.
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  • Zeus' abilities deal high amounts of burst magical damage, which ignores Naga Siren's high armor.
  • Zeus' Arc Lightning is also a good way to destroy Naga Siren's illusions.
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  • All of Leshrac's abilities, especially Pulse Nova, can easily deal with Naga Siren's illusions.

Others[]

  • Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King and Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix has many tools to deal with a crowd of Heroes, which will work well against a crowd of illusions.
  • A good Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo can mess up Naga Siren entirely: His Earthbind is AoE, which can bind her illusions, his Poof is a powerful AoE nuke and will clear her illusions. He is also 2/3/4 Meepo minimap icon.png Meepos, not one, so her Ensnare will not work efficiently while escaping from him.
  • Cleave heroes will clear her illusions. Such heroes include Sven minimap icon.png Sven, Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus, Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight in Elder Dragon Form, Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit (via item), Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin (via talent or item), etc.
  • Heroes with AoE nukes will clear her illusions in no time, especially if they are percentage-damage-based, like Midnight Pulse.
  • Heroes with long-lasting, undispellable debuffs will pinpoint the true Naga Siren: Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker, Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker.

Items[]

  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail can be used when you are rooted by her Ensnare, returning all the damage she and her illusions deal to you while you're disabled.
  • Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter prevents you from taking damage from her and her illusions' attacks (although you will still take damage from her Rip Tide, if Naga Siren targets others near you).
  • Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury and Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom (and later Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir or Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir) can clear illusions with their area damage.

Good against...[]

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  • Song of the Siren completely wastes Abaddon Borrowed Time while keeping him in place.
  • Naga Siren is able to simply dispel Abaddon's Curse of Avernus with Mirror Image before getting hit 4 times consecutively.
  • Although Naga Siren's illusions can be easily destroyed by Aphotic Shield, Naga Siren can resolve that issue easily by purchasing Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque to drastically increase her durability. Plus, the said item makes Naga Siren harder to be distinguished from her illusions.
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  • Song of the Siren will waste Guardian Angel.
  • Ensnare fully works on Heavenly Graced targets. However, Ensnare is dispellable with any dispel, and so can be dispelled by Heavenly Grace.
  • As an agility hero that relies on illusions, Naga Siren is one of the most natural Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade carriers, the bane of every hero with a small mana pool.
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  • Naga Siren is a natural split-pusher. With Rip Tide, she will easily out-push Nature's Prophet, farming his treants in the process.
  • Ensnare prevents Teleportation. Even if he hides inside Sprout, Song of the Siren lasts long enough to prevent him from escaping.
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  • Song of the Siren lasts long enough to prevent a successful Duel (but only if Naga wasn't the target).
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  • Ensnare disables Templar Assassin's invisibility and Blink Dagger (a core item on Templar Assassin), and her illusions will break Refraction easily.
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  • Naga Siren can make landing Chen's combo very hard due to her being an illusion hero.
  • Ensnare will prevent Chen from activating Hand of God.
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  • Bounty Hunter is a single target damage dealer, so he will not fare well against Naga Siren. He may try to Track her, but her Mirror Image will dispel the effect. Ensnare also reveals invisible units while they're rooted, putting Bounty Hunter at a disadvantage.
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  • Naga Siren can easily disjoint, and dispel Corrosive Skin with Mirror Image.
  • Since Viper is a single-target hero, he will not stand a chance against Naga Siren because she is an illusion based hero.
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  • Mirror Image can be effective since Night Stalker cannot withstand fighting illusions. If he's unable to tell which Naga Siren is real, he will have a hard time landing his Void. However, if Night Stalker obtains an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, the upgraded Void will hit and may even locate the real Naga Siren in fights.
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  • Song of the Siren stops Arc Warden from acting and allows Naga Siren's team to close in on him, past his Magnetic Field.
  • Mirror Image dispels Flux. The illusions created from it also disable the slow from Flux if Arc Warden casts it after Mirror Image.
  • Arc Warden's playstyle heavily favors split-pushing, which Naga Siren can compete against with her illusions.
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  • Ensnare with her attacks allows Naga Siren to gank Sniper easily.
  • Rip Tide removes Sniper's very little armor.
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  • Song of the Siren is very difficult for Rubick to Spell Steal when he is affected by sleep.
  • Ensnare and Rip Tide together with some attacks can take Rubick down quickly, due to his low health pool and armor.
  • Naga Siren usually buys Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade, which may prevent Rubick from using his abilities.
  • Mirror Image allows Naga Siren to dodge the incoming stun from Telekinesis (when she is not a target), and it can also dispel Fade Bolt's damage reduction debuff.
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  • Unless Lone Druid purchases a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar for his Spirit Bear, Ensnare will easily kite the Bear.
  • Song of the Siren allows Naga Siren and her team to completely bypass the Spirit Bear and hunt for the Druid himself when starting a fight.
  • Lone Druid's lack of innate AoE capabilities mean that Naga Siren's illusions have no problem against him.

Others[]

  • Any hero reliant of mobility, like Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit.
  • Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan is a hero focused entirely on single target physical damage and lacks disables or AoE damage. Due to this, he can't deal with illusions or Naga Siren's Ensnare.

Items[]

Works well with...[]

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  • In the early game, you can deal huge amounts of physical damage with Shadow Wave if you surround an enemy with your Mirror Images. This can be prepared with Ensnare, and the damage can be further amplified through armor reduction with Rip Tide.
  • Shallow Grave allows a dying Naga Siren to cast Song of the Siren and teleport safely. When the Grave is used on other allies, the Song can be used as cover for their escape.
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  • Kinetic Field and Static Storm can both be cast preemptively during Song of the Siren.
  • There is almost nothing the enemy team can do if they are caught within the combo, even more so if Disruptor also purchased an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, muting items.
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  • Song of the Siren can be used as a setup for Ghostship in the early game.
  • Ensnare is also a good set-up for Torrent.
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  • Ensnare will help Razor to fully steal an enemy's damage (preferably their carry in the middle of a fight) with Static Link.
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  • Ravage works very well after Song of the Siren for perfect teamfights in the early game.
  • However, in later stages, enemies can purchase either a Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger to dodge the Ravage or a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar to negate it.

Others[]


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