Dota 2 - Advantages and Disadvantages of a Double Offlane

Apr 09 2020 2 min read

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The offlane has been considered as one of the hardest positions in Dota 2. That probably doesn't come as a surprise, considering the fact that you have to lane against multiple heroes at once. 

However, the situation in Dota 2 nowadays is a lot different than it was before. Instead of one hero int he offline, both pro and pub games are swarming by the duo lanes, which has its pluses and minutes. With that said, let's check them out.

Advantages of having two heroes in the offlane

Of course, the first main advantage of having a two-hero in this lane is the fact that you can actually contest this lane. In a typical 1v3 scenario this is either impossible or really hard to pull of, and it can be done with certain heroes. However, that's not the case with a duo offlane. This is even more true if the heroes that you pick are very strong laners, such as Necrophos, Undying, Venomancer, etc. In most cases, you might even force rotations from the other lanes, just so that the enemy carry can actually farm.

Apart from contesting, a two-hero lineup is also capable of scoring multiple kills, especially against weak safe-lanes. So, it can often lead to a complete overrun of the enemy team, which is always good.

Disadvantages of having tow heroes in the offlane

One of the main disadvantages that you have to put up with if you put 2 heroes in this lane is the experience share. This is not really that big of an issue for some heroes, but for others, it can be a nightmare. That's why you have to think carefully before you decide which heroes you're going to put in a lane together.

The other significant disadvantage is the fact that some if the heroes in this lane start a feeding spree, they can easily feed the enemy carry out of control. Needless to say, this is something that no one likes to do, especially when he is playing ranked or a pro game.


In the end, we believe that it all depends on what you're playing against and what  kind of heroes you have. If you're going to be against a weak lane, you can easily put two heroes there and crush it. However, if the lane is unwinnable, there is no point to having two heroes in the offlane because they will be under-leveled and most likely - feeding.


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