Lion possesses two strong disables in
Storm Spirit is not only potent
Faceless Void is one of the best heroes against Ember Spirit, providig a lot of ways of dealing with him. Ember Spirit becomes a lot weaker if affected by
The pure damage provided by
Riki can not only roam to pressure Ember Spirit early, but can stay potent any stage of the game because of
- Disable and pure damage from
's and can be potent skills for locking Ember Spirit down. But Ember Spirit can play around them, as his can stop , and will keep him safe. Additionally, is not fast enough and most of the time Ember Spirit will leave lane faster than Spirit Breaker gets there. Though, Spirit Breaker can still be extremely effective ganker before Ember Spirit will get his , and can stay potent if getting early .
- General opinion that
can counter Ember Spirit with his is a misconception, as is too slow to cast and even initiation won't help getting applied. Doom is still extremely effective early ganker, as his and damage can quickly overwhelm magic resistance, leaving Ember Spirit helpless. Additional skills that Doom can get from Neutral creeps can also help bullying Ember Spirit early. on Doom can also help, providing the only way to apply on Ember Spirit. can be good against Ember Spirit, as his purges , which is the big part of Ember Spirit's early game damage and survivability. Still, Invoker is too weak to provide his team with reliable ways of killing Ember Spirit, as he has no way of stopping . Though, early paired with or can help him dealing with Ember Spirit. can be legit for dealing with Ember Spirit, getting , additionally, her provides pure damage that helps bursting Ember Spirit down, and helps slowing him. Though Queen of Pain can be punished by Ember Spirit, as his prevents her from getting off.
- Any hero with disables.
and can be devastating for Ember Spirit, as silence prevents him from getting off. Ember Spirit is quite fragile so additional damage from these items will be very helpful. Also it will probably force Ember Spirit to get or which will limit his late game damage potential. and are both strong disables. Ember Spirit is probably doomed if he will make any mistakes against this items. and - greatly decrease Ember Spirit's damage output from regular attacks and . , and will allow enemy heroes become more tanky against Ember Spirit because of miss chance. , and are all tank items that will allow enemies survive Ember Spirit's late game AOE damage from . Additionally, will allow repeatedly breach Ember Spirit's highground, without committing any resources.
Meepo is quite fragile in the early game and can be easily taken down by overwhelming
Ember Spirit is naturally very evasive and can dodge close encounters with melee heroes like Chaos Knight. Ember Spirit can't be caught with slow
Ember Spirit can deal devastating damage to illusion heroes like Terrorblade with
Crystal Maiden is extremely fragile and she's merely a food for him. She has no real disables than can lock Ember Spirit down, all of her skill damage can be negated with
Ember Spirit can easily deal with
Magnus is a great addition for a team with Ember Spirit. His
Dazzle is a great laning support and he can not only protect Ember Spirit, but also provides killing potential with his