Dota Underlords: Tier List and Best Combos

Dota Underlords Strategy which includes tier list, strategies, and hero alliance combos to help you win the game.

What is Dota Underlords?

Dota Underlords is a free-to-play game inspired from the Auto Chess arcade in the Steam’s Dota 2 platform. The Auto Chess game was developed by Drodo using the Dota 2 game engine. After proving to be a massive success, Valve, creator of Steam, created their own standalone version of the game. The creation of their own auto chess was speculation until the Underlords website was created under the Valve company before early gave fans the idea that this game is really coming. It is a standalone game which you can play without having Dota 2 on Steam.

Dota Underlords Tier List

Dota Underlords has over 23 Hero Alliances so there are lots of combinations one can formulate to counter and win the game.

Here is the Dota Underlords tier list from S-Tier to D-Tier:

  • S-Tier: Knight, Mage, Troll
  • A-Tier: Demon, Demon Hunter, Scaled, Scrappy, Warrior
  • B-Tier: Assassin, Brawny, Druid, Heartless, Human, Hunter, Warlock
  • C-Tier: Dragon, Elusive, Inventor, Savage, Shaman
  • D-Tier: Bloodbound, Deadeye, Primordial

Dota Underlords Alliance Synergy Combos

Dota Underlords, like the Auto Chess version, also has a Synergy system called Alliance which contains Races and Classes of Heroes. Heroes will benefit if a group of synergy stacks together, maximizing their potential. Here we cover Alliances so you could pick your best bet.

Knights

Knights are one of the strongest alliance in the game and true to almost all of the Auto Chess game genre out there. However, Knights in Dota Underlords are unique to other games existing.

Here are lists of Knight benefits:

  • 2 Knights: Knight units take -15% physical and magic damage and an additional -15% when standing 1 cell away from another Knight.
  • 4 Knights: Knight units take -20% physical and magic damage and an additional -20% when standing 1 cell away from another Knight.
  • 6 Knights: Knight units take -25% physical and magic damage and an additional -25% when standing 1 cell away from another Knight.

List of Knight heroes:

  • Abbadon
  • Batrider
  • Chaos Knight
  • Dragon Knight
  • Lune
  • Omniknight

A Knight is a powerful meta you can use because of its Tanking and DPS ability. There are only 6 Knights currently available in the game and you can combine them with other Alliance to use its true form.

Dragon Knights

Dragon Knights are powerful because it helps Dragon Knight hero use its Dragon Form immediately with 100% mana at the start of the round. You only need 8 heroes in order to dominate using this combo.

Dragon Knights alliance list:

  • Abbadon
  • Batrider
  • Chaos Knight
  • Dragon Knight
  • Lune
  • Omniknight
  • Puck
  • Viper

Mages and Knights

Building mages is quite difficult as many of them belong to the higher tier. But once you have achieved this build, you will be unstoppable, killing your opponents with ease.

Heroes:

  • Abaddon
  • Chaos Knight
  • Dragon Knight
  • Omniknight
  • Ogre Magi
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Lina
  • Crystal Maiden
  • Lich
  • Puck

Warrior

Warrior is a tank class in the game which buff gives additional armor to allied class pieces in the chessboard. It is one of the Alliances that have useful crowd control abilities able to taunt enemies into attacking them. This is how the ranged Heroes comes to play. While Warriors are busy taking damage from opponents, ranged heroes will take care of the killing business.

Warrior class Benefits:

  • 3 Warriors: All Warriors gain +10 Armor.
  • 6 Warriors: All Warriors gain +15 Armor.
  • 9 Warriors: All Warriors gain +25 Armor.

List of Warrior Heroes:

  • Axe
  • Doom
  • Juggernaut
  • Kunkka
  • Pudge
  • Slardar
  • Tiny
  • Troll Warlord
  • Tusk
  • Tidehunter

Warriors are straightforward build, it is up to you on what Alliance you want to pair it with. With this, you will have 3 Alliance to pair with Warriors.

Warrior Combos

  • Brawny Warriors
  • Troll and Warriors
  • Warriors and Mages
  • Warriors and Hunters build:
    • Axe
    • Pudge
    • Tidehunter
    • Beastmaster
    • Lycan
    • Venomancer
    • Windranger
    • Drow Ranger
    • Medusa
    • Mirana

Trolls

Trolls in Dota Underlords focuses on Crowd Control from two heroes and insane attack speed from Troll Warlord.

Troll race benefits:

  • 2 Trolls: All Troll units gain +35 Attack Speed and other allies gain +10 Attack Speed.
  • 4 Trolls: All Troll units gain +65 Attack Speed and other Allies gain +30 Attack Speed.

List of Troll Heroes:

  • Batrider
  • Troll Warlord
  • Shadow Shaman
  • Witch Doctor

Trolls are only limited to 4 heroes. They can be considered as a secondary Alliance choice but you should pick the right synergy for this build.

Troll combos

Knight and Trolls are currently the best pair when it comes to competitive gaming.

  • Chaos Knight
  • Abaddon
  • Dragon Knight
  • Omniknight
  • Troll Warlord
  • Shadow Shaman
  • Necrophos
  • Luna
  • Batrider
  • Witch Doctor

Scrappy

The Scrappy Inventor alliance is pretty straightforward synergy combo. It is also easier to build because most of its heroes belong to the lower tier list. Players using this synergy gets better management to the economy.

Scrappy Inventory benefits:

  • 2 Scrappy: A Random Scrappy unit is granted +9 Armor and +8 HP Regeneration. Armor and HP are doubled whenever you have fewer units alive than your opponent does.
  • 4 Scrappy: All Scrappy units are granted +9 Armor and +8 HP Regeneration. Armor and HP are doubled whenever you have fewer units alive than your opponent does.
  • 6 Scrappy: All allies are granted +9 Armor and +8 HP Regeneration. Armor and HP are doubled whenever you have fewer units alive than your opponent does.

Alliance Combos you can pair with Scrappy:

  • The default Scrappy Inventor
  • Scrappy and Assassin
    • Heroes:
    • Templar Assassin
    • Timbersaw
    • Clockwerk
    • Alchemist
    • Bounty Hunter
    • Slark
    • Phantom Assassin
    • Venomancer
    • Sand King
    • Queen of Pain

Elusive Demon Hunter

This build is always subject to change since this gets nerfed and debuffed on every meta. Elusive heroes are the most celebrated Races in almost all of Auto Chess game genre. Who wouldn’t hate the miss chance? One attack is already crucial when it comes to competitive gaming. No one loves to hit a miss.

Demon Hunters, on the other hand, are quite strong due to buffs on recent patch notes.

Heroes:

  • Terrorblade
  • Anti-Mage
  • Treant Protector
  • Nature‚Äôs Prophet
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Puck
  • Mirana
  • Templar Assassin
  • Luna
  • Windranger

These builds are currently the strongest from the first patch down to the latest. We will update this build guide in order to give you a cheat sheet in Dota Underlords. Good luck, have fun!

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