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Bad against...[]

Axe icon
Centaur Warrunner icon
  • Centaur Warrunner minimap icon Centaur Warrunner's passive Retaliate icon Retaliate makes it so that the familiars cannot attack him without damaging themselves over time, in turn causing them to be destroyed.
Doom icon
  • Scorched Earth icon Scorched Earth can be used to engage Visage while removing Gravekeeper's Cloak charges.
  • Infernal Blade icon Infernal Blade will deal tremendous amounts of damage over time due to Visage's high health pool.
  • Doom ability icon Doom completely nullifies Gravekeeper's Cloak and prevents Visage from casting spells.
Luna icon
  • Moon Glaives icon Moon Glaives is very effective against Visage because not only it can easily destroy Visage's Familiars, but can also remove one instance of Gravekeeper's Cloak upon each hit to Visage, leaving him susceptible to damage.
  • Once Visage's Familiars are picked off and all instances of Gravekeeper's Cloak are removed, Luna will be able to easily kill Visage with Eclipse icon Eclipse.
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  • Phoenix minimap icon Phoenix's Supernova icon Supernova cannot be damaged by Familiars.
  • In the early and mid game, Sun Ray icon Sun Ray won't deal enough damage to be reduced by Gravekeeper's Cloak.
  • Once Sun Ray icon Sun Ray deals enough damage to protect Visage, a layer of Gravekeeper's Cloak is burnt every 0.2 seconds.
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Timbersaw icon
  • Reactive Armor icon Reactive Armor will quickly stack up from Familiar attacks, making Timbersaw hard to kill.
  • Visage's low mobility makes it easy for Timbersaw minimap icon Timbersaw to line up his abilities.
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  • Tiny minimap icon Tiny's Avalanche icon Avalanche removes a significant number of layers from Gravekeeper's Cloak. When combined with Toss icon Toss burns through all of Gravekeeper's Cloak while doing triple times Toss damage to Visage in midair.
  • Tiny's already high damage coupled with Tree Grab icon Tree Grab's attack modifier will make short work of Visage's Familiars.
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Viper icon
  • Since Visage is a slow hero, Viper minimap icon Viper can easily kite him with Poison Attack icon Poison Attack and Viper Strike icon Viper Strike while successfully chipping away at Gravekeeper's Cloak.
  • Nethertoxin icon Nethertoxin removes all layers of Gravekeeper's Cloak, leaving Visage exposed.
  • Corrosive Skin icon Corrosive Skin makes Viper highly resistant to Soul Assumption.

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Items[]

  • Items providing armor, like Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass or Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard, can protect enemies from a lot of Visage's damage. The only solution is through armor reduction like that of Solar Crest icon Solar Crest.
  • Items providing evasion, like Butterfly icon Butterfly or Heaven's Halberd icon Heaven's Halberd, can also protect enemies from a lot of Visage's damage. Visage's only solution to counter this issue is to get a Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn; Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar will not help the Familiars.
  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar will protect it's owner from Grave Chill, Soul Assumption, and Stone Form, thus getting rid of some of Visage's potential damage and all of his crowd control.
  • Vanguard icon Vanguard and Crimson Guard icon Crimson Guard will significantly drop familiar damage output.
  • Radiance icon Radiance will make quick work of Visages' Gravekeeper's Cloak.
  • Lotus Orb icon Lotus Orb will reflect both, Grave Chill and Soul Assumption back at Visage if he uses them on the hero affected by it.

Good against...[]

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  • Familiars can scout for Clockwerk's location allowing Visage to dodge or block Hookshot icon Hookshot attempts.
  • Gravekeeper's Cloak greatly absorbs damage from Hookshot icon Hookshot.
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  • Nature's Prophet has no natural method of dealing with Gravekeeper's Cloak and Familiars.
  • Familiar's low base attack time can chip away Nature Prophet's health.
  • Familiar's Stone Form destroys trees created by Sprout icon Sprout.
  • Familiars can scout woods and foggy areas where Nature's Prophet is trying to use Teleportation icon Teleportation.
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  • Stone Form's long stun duration may prevent Puck from using escape abilities.
  • Visage frequently builds Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos for the root that will make Puck unable to move and use his escape abilities. Alternatively, Visage can also build Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn to prevent Puck from using his escape abilities and make him more vulnerable to damage.
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  • Pudge has a very hard time killing Familiars due to his melee range and low attack speed.
  • Stone Form can quickly interrupt Dismember icon Dismember.
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  • Due to their high attack speed, Visage's Summon Familiars will destroy Mass Serpent Ward icon Mass Serpent Ward quickly, granting Visage massive amount of gold.
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  • Familiars will be able to chase Spectre through the trees when she uses Spectral Dagger icon Spectral Dagger, while Visage can keep blasting her with Soul Assumption.
  • Desolate icon Desolate will almost never proc because Visage will always have nearby Familiars.
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  • Familiars can fly over the mines, rendering them safe from damage of Techies's mines. Visage can also use Familiars to check for mines on the map.
  • Techies's low attack speed and damage will give them a hard time in destroying Visage's Familiars, and that can become even worse if they are affected by Grave Chill icon Grave Chill.
  • Gravekeeper's Cloak icon Gravekeeper's Cloak allows Visage to survive Damage from Techies's mines.

Others[]

  • Familiars will easily be able to kite heroes with a short range or with low attack speed. For example, Tiny minimap icon Tiny and Undying minimap icon Undying have a very hard time killing Familiars.
  • Stone Form can easily interrupt heroes with long channeling spells, like Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden, Bane minimap icon Bane, Witch Doctor minimap icon Witch Doctor, or Enigma minimap icon Enigma.
  • Heroes that deal few, powerful instances of damage, like Oracle minimap icon Oracle, Lion minimap icon Lion, or Sven minimap icon Sven, have a hard time breaking through Gravekeeper's Cloak.
  • Visage can quickly kill heroes with low to medium base armor and no innate escape mechanism. Examples include Alchemist minimap icon Alchemist, Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden and Zeus minimap icon Zeus.

Items[]

Works well with...[]

Slardar icon
  • In combination with Corrosive Haze icon Corrosive Haze, Visage's Familiars will do an incredible amount of damage.
Lifestealer icon
  • Lifestealer can Infest icon Infest Visage's Familiars.
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  • In combination with Beastmaster's summons and Inner Beast icon Inner Beast, Visage's Familiars can become very powerful. Also Beastmaster's ultimate is a fine lockdown for Familiars to deal damage and then stun further.
Elder Titan icon
  • Stone Form of Familiars can help Titan land Earth Splitter icon Earth Splitter and Echo Stomp icon Echo Stomp much easily. Conversely Titan can set up Visage for a chain stun.
Marci icon
  • Familiars benefit from the attack damage and lifesteal bonuses provided by Sidekick icon Sidekick. Marci helps Visage land long duration stuns comboing Stone Form of Familiars with Dispose icon Dispose. Marci can further use Familars as a jump target for Rebound icon Rebound. The synergies allows visage stronger team fighting abilities.

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