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Heroes 20px|link=Arc Warden|class=noprint Arc Warden
Factions Dire
Places Mad Moon
Characters Prellex
Cosmetics Radiant Ore

The Radiant is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a bright, natural theme. The bottom left half of the game map belongs to the Radiant, while the top right belongs to the Dire icon Dire.


There are many differences between the Radiant side of the game map and the Dire side:

  • Roshan icon Roshan's pit in the river is slightly closer to the Radiant bank, near the top rune spawn location, while the Dire bank curves around the pit. Before 7.00 revamp, Roshan was on the Dire side, near the bottom rune spawn location, giving Radiant an approach advantage.
  • Unlike the Dire side, Radiant's top lane has a convenient way to pull using the nearby Hard Camp.
  • Before 6.86c version, it was possible to block 2 jungle camps with 1 ward on in the Radiant jungle.

Affiliated heroes[]

Strength Agility Intelligence

Alchemist minimap icon Alchemist
Beastmaster minimap icon Beastmaster
Brewmaster minimap icon Brewmaster
Bristleback minimap icon Bristleback
Centaur Warrunner minimap icon Centaur Warrunner
Clockwerk minimap icon Clockwerk
Dragon Knight minimap icon Dragon Knight
Earth Spirit minimap icon Earth Spirit
Earthshaker minimap icon Earthshaker
Elder Titan minimap icon Elder Titan
Huskar minimap icon Huskar
Io minimap icon Io
Kunkka minimap icon Kunkka
Legion Commander minimap icon Legion Commander
Mars minimap icon Mars
Omniknight minimap icon Omniknight
Phoenix minimap icon Phoenix
Snapfire minimap icon Snapfire
Sven minimap icon Sven
Timbersaw minimap icon Timbersaw
Tiny minimap icon Tiny
Treant Protector minimap icon Treant Protector
Tusk minimap icon Tusk

Anti-Mage minimap icon Anti-Mage
Bounty Hunter minimap icon Bounty Hunter
Drow Ranger minimap icon Drow Ranger
Ember Spirit minimap icon Ember Spirit
Gyrocopter minimap icon Gyrocopter
Juggernaut minimap icon Juggernaut
Lone Druid minimap icon Lone Druid
Luna minimap icon Luna
Mirana minimap icon Mirana
Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King
Morphling minimap icon Morphling
Naga Siren minimap icon Naga Siren
Pangolier minimap icon Pangolier
Phantom Lancer minimap icon Phantom Lancer
Riki minimap icon Riki
Sniper minimap icon Sniper
Templar Assassin minimap icon Templar Assassin
Troll Warlord minimap icon Troll Warlord
Ursa minimap icon Ursa
Vengeful Spirit minimap icon Vengeful Spirit

Chen minimap icon Chen
Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden
Dark Willow minimap icon Dark Willow
Disruptor minimap icon Disruptor
Enchantress minimap icon Enchantress
Jakiro minimap icon Jakiro
Keeper of the Light minimap icon Keeper of the Light
Lina minimap icon Lina
Nature's Prophet minimap icon Nature's Prophet
Ogre Magi minimap icon Ogre Magi
Oracle minimap icon Oracle
Puck minimap icon Puck
Rubick minimap icon Rubick
Shadow Shaman minimap icon Shadow Shaman
Silencer minimap icon Silencer
Skywrath Mage minimap icon Skywrath Mage
Storm Spirit minimap icon Storm Spirit
Techies minimap icon Techies
Tinker minimap icon Tinker
Void Spirit minimap icon Void Spirit
Windranger minimap icon Windranger
Zeus minimap icon Zeus


  • The Radiant is one of the Nemesis Stones, a force diametrically opposed to the Dire.
  • The Radiant is known to Zet as Radinthul.[1] He originally kept the Dire and Radiant in check, but lost control after the Mad Moon was destroyed.[2]
  • Radiant ore can be found in Radiant lands. It is a glowing, bluish mineral with benevolent magical properties, sometimes used to craft weapons and tools.[3][4]


  • The DotA equivalent of the Radiant was the Sentinel.
  • In DotA, heroes were affiliated into the Sentinel and Scourge factions. This division used to be seen on Dota 2's hero selection screen before the introduction of Dota 2 Reborn.
    • In DotA when playing the Normal game mode (also called "Pick Mode"), players could only pick Sentinel heroes while on the Sentinel team, and vice versa. This game mode is not present in Dota 2.

See also[]



  1. Arc Warden response: ▶️ Diruulth and Radinthul, your conflicts must be ended.
  2. Arc Warden biography.
  3. Radiant Claive description.
  4. Experimentalist's Unstable Flask description.