Invoker: Who threatens my concentration?

An intelligence hero, extremely difficult to master, possessing a total of 14 abilities in his arsenal; three of them being Quas, Wex and Exort, acting as elements to his special ultimate; Invoke, and at the same time being extremely potent and lethal.

Invoker, the most knowledgeable grandmaster in the realm of Dota, has been making special appearances in competitive games and wowing everyone in the process. What makes him special though?

Let’s find out.

Versatile Hero

Invoker is a versatile hero that can be played in almost any role possible – carry, semi-carry, ganker, pusher, initiator as well as support. It’s possible because he has the ability to use the three elements; Quas, Wex and Exort, and invoke it into ten different abilities at his own convenience.

Moreover, these three elements provide Invoker a passive bonus per instance, allowing for specialisation at early levels and situational boosts at later levels, and with proper item build to mesh well with his abilities.

Disabler and Lethal Magic combos

Invoker acts as a disabler, thanks to few of his abilities, such as Cold Snap, Deafening Blast and Tornado. Ice Wall, while not exactly being a disabling spell, can slow down enemy units to a great extent.

Speaking of magical combos, Invoker has a dastardly amount of combos in his arsenal that can wreak havoc amongst the enemy ranks.

Certain combos like Deafening Blast + Chaos Meteor, Tornado + EMP, or Cold Snap + Spirit Vessel charge (item build) with a touch of Sun Strike can subtly change the course of a game.

Effective Pusher

Invoker is also an effective pusher.

Hıs spells, in particular, Forge Spirit and Alacrity, gives Invoker immense potential to heavily push any particular lane with ease and secure objectives for the team.

Forge Spirit allows Invoker to summon two minions to do his bidding and help in dealing damage, while Alacrity provides a good amount of attack speed to Invoker or any of his allies, including Forge Spirit, creeps, and ally heroes.

Besides being an effective pusher, Invoker can also clear creep waves and sustain a push coming from the enemy side.


Invoker can disrupt the enemy team and destroy their ability to cast spells, in a crowd or against a single target, thanks to Cold Snap, Ice Wall and Ghost Walk.

That also makes him efficient in ganking, allowing players to use Ghost Walk to roam around the map and initiate fights with Cold Snap as his initiation or Ice Wall for an area-of-effect slow.

A true master indeed.


Invoker is one of the most difficult to learn heroes in the game, but also one of the most flexible and powerful casters. As such, his skill floor is not impossibly high, however, his skill ceiling is almost unparalleled, and thus he takes significant amounts of practice in order to learn.