Best Five DOTA 2 Picks for 'Roamer'

Best Five DOTA 2 Picks for ‘Roamer’


Roamers, also known as Position 4 heroes, may just be the most fun heroes you can play in Dota 2. Who doesn’t like roaming around the map, planning kills, and disrupting lanes for the enemy? Because that is exactly what a they do. Roamers plan out their approach, gank enemy heroes, and collect XP & Gold by killing enemy heroes.

Roaming Heroes are mostly Soft supports that help the Offlaner sustain the lane during the first few minutes of the game. However, after a certain time, they will begin rotating lanes and ganking heroes. This has to be timed perfectly, else the enemy may have vision and see you coming.

Ensuring that the enemy does not have time to retreat back to their tower is important. Knowing how to judge their positioning and know when they are out of position makes a gank attempt successful. 

Here are the Best Five DOTA 2 Picks For ‘ROAMERS’ :-

1) Earthshaker

earthshaker best roamer

If there is one hero that every illusion-creating hero hates, then it has to be Earthshaker. The sheer magnitude of his spells causes all the illusions and enemies in a close area to eviscerate. Earthshaker makes their life a living hell as he can be played in multiple positions and all he needs to be active is a Blink Dagger! You may even end up doing more damage if multiple heroes are close to each other, and maybe a rampage if you’re lucky! 

Why is Earthshaker a great ganker?

  • Immense magical AoE damage
  • Echo slam alone can counter all illusions
  • Chain stuns that can result in kills if followed up by his team

Items to Buy on Earthshaker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard

2) tusk


Tusk is known to be a heavy hitter right from the laning phase. His icy disables and chilling moves paralyze the enemy and eliminate all their chances of escape. Tusk can hunt down enemies with his Snowball, which can also be used to save allies by clicking on them, making them get inside the ball! All it takes is one Smoke of Deceit to gank the enemy mid, which can be done quite easily with the Snowball and Tag team!

Why is Tusk a roaming hero?

  • Snowball allows him to launch himself onto enemies or save his allies
  • Shard isolate enemies or saves Tusk during team fights
  • Tag team can prove to be lethal with enough allies hitting the enemy

Items to buy on Tusk

  • Blink Dagger
  • Spirit Vessel
  • Drums of Endurance
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Shadow Blade


spirit breaker

You will never know what hit you if you have a farmed Spirit Breaker in the enemy team! Not only do you have the chance to get ganked, but you also are exposed to the enemy team! This space cow hits like a truck! And let’s not get started on the bashes! The 17% chance feels like 71 if SB is on the enemy team! The hero is low complexity so all you have to do is charge your foes and grab some popcorn while you hit them!

Why is Spirit Breaker a roaming hero?

  • Global ability to gank enemy/escape from them
  • High mobility and stun potential
  • Menace to invis and nimble heroes!

Items to buy on Spirit Breaker

  • Shadow Blade
  • Drums of Endurance
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Shard


earth spirit

Kaolin, the Earth Spirit is undoubtedly one of the best gankers in the game. His Rolling Boulder ensures that no enemies escape! Along with the stun, he can also silence and slow his enemies and deal them damage over time with his ultimate, Magnetize. Unlike most heroes on this list, Earth Spirit can be played in multiple roles, his flexibility ensures he fits in every other matchup and contributes to teamfights by disabling enemies and dealing some insane damage that can’t be negated easily.

Why is Earth Spirit a great roaming hero?

  • Rolling Boulder can be used to initiate or escape in team fights
  • Geomagnetic Grip disables enemies
  • Immense Damage over Time
    Boulder Smash can be used to save allies or throw enemies into your team

Items to buy on Earth Spirit

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Force Staff
  • Lotus Orb
  • Black King Bar 
  • Glimmer Cape



Behold the Princess of the Moon! Mirana is a ranged agility hero who is considered to be a flexible pick, meaning it can be played in pretty much all roles. She proves to be a great pick against heroes with low armor and magic resistance. Picking Mirana with other heroes that can stun can lead to an immense lockdown potential. Along with this, she can also use her ultimate offensively or defensively, which provides a great layer of protection to her allies as well. 

Why is Mirana a great roaming hero?

  • Leap can be used to escape enemies.
  • Can use ultimate to initiate or help allies escape
  • Can be played flexibly in different roles
  • You can poke and shove enemies off the lane effortlessly

Items to Buy on Mirana 

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Lotus Orb
  • Force Staff
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Mekansm

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