Any team in DotA 2 needs a carry that can potentially turn into a dangerous and powerful hero during the late game. These heroes are usually the ones that can turn the tides of the battle and lead their team to victory. So we decided to make a list of the best late-game carries you can pick on your next DotA 2 game.
Chaos Knight can build an army by himself, summoning clones to demolish his enemies and their defenses. He may not be helpful during the first minutes of the game, but wait until he reaches level 6 and sees his wrath. He mostly plays as a carry and a ganker and is actually one of the few heroes with the highest physical damage output.
Mortred, more popularly known as Phantom Assassin, is a hard carry known for her ability to inflict tremendous damage with a single strike thanks to her ultimate, Coup De Grace. She is a dependent farm hero and must work by eliminating non-health based heroes before turning to the strength types. Make sure to get the right items for her, and it won’t be possible for her to get a “RAMPAGE.”
Alchemist is another melee strength hero who takes the role of a carry by transmuting fallen enemies into significant amounts of bonus gold. His late presence game becomes stronger due to his large amount of health pool, making him an effective tank. Plus, his ultimate Chemical Rage gives him an increasing movement speed and regeneration.
Lifestealer has a unique set of abilities that gives him the power to bring down his enemies quickly while leeching the lives of his enemies. He works as a formidable carry due to this ability. When built with the right items, Lifestealer can be a monstrous beast, stealing the lives of every creature in the battleground and sating his thirst by killing anyone who stands his way.
Anti-Mage is an agility type carry known for his low base attack time. His signature ability is his passive skill “Mana Break” that works by burning an opponent’s mana on each attack. This makes him a huge threat to mana-reliant heroes such as Storm Spirit, Medusa, and Leshrac. His fast attacks and powerful abilities make him an extremely dangerous hero in the late game.
Jah’rakal or Troll Warlord provides high output damage while remaining at a range. When in close combat, his stats can increase accordingly as he gains bonus armor and movement speed. Such skill allows him to overpower most carriers. Troll Warlord is also notorious for his fast attack speed that can only a few can match.
Ostarion, the Wraith King, is an excellent hero to pick if you want to have a tank carries in the team. He is both capable of taking and dealing damage. His ultimate, Reincarnation, allows him to rise again after death, making him a difficult hero kill, especially in team fights. Just imagine if this guy even gets his hand on the Aegis of the Immortal.
Every player knows the wrath this little guy can bring during the late game once he has his hand on the right items. Kardel Sharpeye, the Sniper, is a notorious hero that excels at dealing massive damage to his enemy at an incredible range. This allows him to effectively harass his enemy while out of harm’s way.
Luna the Moonrider is both an effective early and late game hero. She possesses the right set of skills perfect for solid early game laning such as Lucent Beams and Lunar Blessing. Once Luna has her ultimate ability, she can wipe out an entire team. She can end the game dangerously when built with the right items and if played skillfully.
Medusa is another agility carry to make it on the list. Being a highly item-dependent hero also makes her a dangerous late-game hero. She also makes a great carry thank to her tank-like survivability as well as powerful skills that can potentially strike down entire teams. Her ultimate skill, Stone Gaze, can effectively initiate and disable team fights.
DotA 2 is a free-to-play MOBA game online developed by Valve Corporation for Microsoft Windows PCs and gaming laptops.