ZTC – Hero List

The following is a list of all Dota 2 Heroes with their ZTC classification. Click here to read the explanation and definitions of the Classification System.
Note: This page is currently a Work In Progress, and not all heroes have been classified.

Headnotes:

  • Lifestealer is sometimes laned as a Jungler, to some players dismay, It is thus listed as a lane for the hero. Applied Roles, Characteristics and Laning are based on popularity, not believed viability.
  • They are based on observed trends in Pub Dota of how heroes are played over the last 2 years.
  • Alchemist used to be played primarily as a Carry, and rarely as a Semi-Carry. However recently, it’s become quite common for Alchemist to be played as a Carry, Semi-Carry or Support. And thus all 3 roles are listed for him, even though previously, only 2 would have been.
  • While you may not agree with all the classifications. It should give a solid general overview of every hero.
  • Carries by nature have a tendency to only be built in a way that emphasis their role, and thus characteristics are generally not emphasized, opting instead for Carry items.

Format + Key

Below is a Hero example. Bold denotes ‘primary’. Italics denotes ‘rarely’ or ‘lightly’.

Skywrath Mage
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Solo Mid, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

This is the ZTC classification of Skywrath Mage.
It says that he is primarily played as a Support, but fairly commonly as a Magical Semi-Carry.
He is thus primarily in a Sidelane Duo, but also can be found as a Solo Mid (obviously as a Semi Carry), or as a Trilane Support.
He primarily is a Ganker, Nuker and Controller. But does some very mild Restricting (through his AOE DOT spell). He also tends to be built in ways that emphasize his Nuking characteristic. Pay careful attention to the definitions of the Characteristics (as listed in the main page) so you don’t misinterpt classifications.

Hero List

Hero List is in Alphabetical order.

Abaddon
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Tank, Assister

Alchemist
– Support, Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Jungler, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Ancient Apparition
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Anti Mage
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer
– Pest, Pusher

Axe
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Jungler
Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Controller

Bane
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Ganker, Assister, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Batrider
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Duo, Jungler, Solo Mid, Offlaner
Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Beastmaster
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Jungler, Solo Mid, Offlaner
Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Bloodseeker
Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Jungler, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Bounty Hunter
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Offlaner
Ganker, Assister, Nuker

Brewmaster
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Initiator, Tank, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Bristleback
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Offlaner
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Broodmother
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Centaur Warrunner
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Chaos Knight
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo
– Tank, Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Chen
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Jungler
– Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Clinkz
Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Offlaner
Ganker, Pusher, Controller

Clockwerk
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid, Offlaner
Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Restricter, Pest, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Crystal Maiden
– Support
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Jungler
– Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Dark Seer
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Jungler, Offlaner
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pest, Defender, Controller

Dazzle
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Death Prophet
– Semi-Carry (Magical),
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Tank, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Disruptor
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Doom
– Semi-Carry (Physical/Magical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Jungler, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Dragon Knight
Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Drow Ranger
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Solo Mid
Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Controller

Earth Spirit
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Earthshaker
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Elder Titan
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Initiator, Assister, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Ember Spirit
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Enchantress
– Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Trilane Support, Jungler
Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Controller

Enigma
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
Jungler, Offlaner
Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Controller

Faceless Void
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer
– Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Controller

Gyrocopter
Semi-Carry (Magical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Restricter, Pest, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Huskar
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Nuker

Invoker
Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Io
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Jakiro
Support
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Juggernaut
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Nuker

Keeper of the Light
– Support
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Nuker

Kunkka
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Legion Commander
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Jungler, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Leshrac
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Lich
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Offlaner
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Lifestealer
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Jungler
– Tank, Ganker, Controller

Lina
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Lion
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
–  Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Lone Druid
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Jungler, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Tank, Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Controller

Luna
Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Pusher, Nuker

Lycan
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Jungler
– Assister, Pest, Pusher

Magnus
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
Solo Mid, Offlaner
Initiator, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Medusa
Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Jungler, Solo Mid
Tank, Ganker, Restricter, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Meepo
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Mirana
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Morphling
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Nuker

Naga Siren
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Nature’s Prophet
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
Jungler, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Necrophos
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Night Stalker
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Nyx Assassin
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Initiator, Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Ogre Magi
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Omniknight
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Tank, Assister, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Outworld Destroyer
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Farmer, Solo Mid
– Nuker, Controller

Phantom Assassin
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo
– Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Phantom Lancer
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo
– Tank, Ganker, Pest, Pusher, Nuker, Controller

Phoenix
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Tank, Ganker, Assister, Restricter, Pest, Defender, Nuker

Puck
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Pudge
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Pugna
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Nuker

Queen of Pain
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical)
– Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Initiator, Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Razor
– Semi-Carry (Magical/Physical), Carry
Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Tank, Ganker, Restricter, Pusher, Nuker

Rubick
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Riki
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo
Ganker, Restricter, Controller

Sand King
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Initiator, Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Shadow Demon
– Support
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Assister, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Shadow Fiend
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Nuker

Shadow Shaman
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Restricter, Pest, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Silencer
– Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
Initiator, Ganker, Assister, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Skywrath Mage
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Solo Mid, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Slardar
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Slark
Support, Semi-Carry (Magical)
– Solo Mid, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support
– Ganker, Restricter, Nuker, Controller

Sniper
– Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Ganker, Restricter, Pusher, Defender, Nuker, Controller

Spectre
– Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Pest, Nuker, Controller

Spirit Breaker
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical)
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid, Offlaner
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Nuker, Controller

Storm Spirit
– Semi-Carry (Magical)
Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Ganker, Restricter,  Nuker, Controller

Sven
Support, Semi-Carry (Physical), Carry
– Sidelane Farmer, Sidelane Duo, Trilane Support, Solo Mid
– Initiator, Tank, Ganker, Assister, Nuker, Controller

Templar Assassin
– Semi-Carry (Physical)
Sidelane Duo, Solo Mid
Ganker, Restricter, Controller

 

– Work in Progress –

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