Magnus and witch doctor combo

Witch doctor op spells with Magnus can grantee a win game

  • Witch doctor stun Witch-doctor-paralyzing-cask and aoe maledict Witch_doctor_maledict works pretty great with after magnus RP magnus-reverse-polarity
  • witch doctor ulti specially with aghanims scepter can be deadly with magnus RP magnus-reverse-polarity


Magnus and witch doctor combo video


Witch doctor and magnus item build

early gamemid gamelate game
Magnus soul ring arcane boots blink dagger echo-sabre  battle-fury daedalus
WDobserver ward  urn-of-shadowsarcane boots Glimmer Capeaghanims scepter aether lens

Witch doctor and magnus ability build

magnus-shockwavemagnus empowermagnus-skewermagnus-reverse-polarity





as for the talents here are some statistics taken from dotabuff :

witch doctor – witch doctor talent tree dtabuff

magnus  –       magnus talent tree-dotabuff


*NOTE : all the items and abilities build are the best for the sake of the combo not in general games, so they might be very bad in a normal game when you are playing without the combo.

for more information about all situational items take a look at dota 2 gamepedia, they have good descriptive core and situational items for witch doctor and magnus, but remember ” they are not for the sake of the combo

Combo pros and cons

pros: very good DPS on the lane and late game, very deadly in team fights.

cons: a little bit hard to land maledict Witch_doctor_maledict on many targets since its AOE and range is very low.


Combo best teammates

AOE disable heroes are very good with this combo to make the spells land easier ( enigma, axe, tide, …etc).

And the guys that have aoe damage (or cleave) can work very good with magnus RP (sven, ta, jakiro, …etc)


Combo best counters

Magic resistance and magic immune are very good against this combo (omni knight, anti mage) and items like pipe-of-insight black-king-bar to avoid all the witch doctor stuns Witch-doctor-paralyzing-cask and maledict Witch_doctor_maledict damage.

And ghost scepter ghost scepter can be very good to avoid witch doctor ulti Witch-doctor-death-ward, but need to use it smartly since it make you take 40% extra magic damage,.


Combo best against

This combo is very good in team fights, so it is very great to take it against a powerful team fighting lineup mid/late game.


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