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Dota Underlords builds: the best comps to win matches

Looking for the best team compositions and builds in Dota Underlords? Here are the strongest combos around

best dota underlords builds

The best Dota Underlords builds will help you get wins in Valve’s official autobattler by combining the game’s core mechanics: the strongest heroes from the most powerful and versatile alliance synergies. The best players will never aim to create one specific Dota Underlords build as the game’s RNG means you have to be flexible to be efficient. However, knowing a few powerful Dota Underlords comps means you can react to the heroes and items the game puts in front of you switch builds accordingly.

There are already heaps of viable Dota Underlords builds and comps, so finding one that suits your playing style or counters a comp that you’re having particular difficulties against is easy. As Underlords is still in Early Access, you can also expect the meta to shift around weekly as patches and Dota Underlords updates rebalance heroes and alliances, so there’s no one build to rule them all.

To help you decide how best to set up your Dota Underlords comps we’ve put together this handy list of builds covering some of the most powerful, popular, and achievable builds. You’ll still need to be smart with your Dota Underlords gold and know when and how to upgrade units, but these are a great first step towards victory.

Dota Underlords builds

These are our pick of the best Dota Underlords builds around:

Dota Underlords Knight-Hunter build

Heroes

  • Medusa
  • Drow Ranger
  • Tidehunter
  • Luna
  • Chaos Knight
  • Omniknight
  • Dragon Knight
  • Abbaddon
  • Batrider
  • Troll Warlord

Alliances

  • 6x Knight
  • 1x Demon
  • 2x Human
  • 3x Hunter
  • 2x Scaled
  • 2x Troll
  • 2x Heartless

The alliance spread of this Dota Underlords build unlocks an impressive nine alliance bonuses, including a maxed out rank for Knight, which halves all physical and magic damage provided your Knight is one cell away from another Knight. The three Hunter heroes and two Troll heroes will help with your DPS, making this a strong and versatile build capable of taking plenty of punishment.

As for the hero picks, Tidehunter is a key addition as it will help you unlock the Scaled bonus, reducing magic damage even further – Tidehunter’s ability is also superb for crowd control. Troll Warlord and Medusa are key to pumping out plenty of damage while your stack of six Knights aggro the entire enemy team.

Dota Underlords Warrior-Assassin build

Heroes

  • Tiny
  • Juggernaut
  • Axe
  • Slardar
  • Tusk
  • Lycan
  • Doom
  • Slark
  • Morphling
  • Bloodseeker

Alliances

  • 2x Brawny
  • 2x Savage
  • 1x Demon
  • 6x Warrior
  • 2x Scaled
  • 2x Primordial
  • 3x Assassin
  • 2x Human

This Dota Underlords build mixes DPS and defence making it versatile and effective against pretty much any comp, especially with the magic resistance bonus from Scaled, too. There are some changes you can make depending on your preferred heroes, such as subbing in Sand King or Templar Assassin for Bloodseeker, so there’s some flexibility when it comes to building your crew.

Place your Assassins in a clump at the back so they immediately teleport and start shredding through the enemy’s backline. Meanwhile, your several Warriors are up front soaking up damage and aggro, plus dishing some back thanks to the slight Savage alliance bonus.

Knight comp in dota underlords

Dota Underlords Hunter build

Heroes

  • Wind Ranger
  • Drow Ranger
  • Medusa
  • Tidehunter
  • Sniper
  • Mirana
  • Doom
  • Tusk
  • Tiny
  • Phantom Assassin

Alliances

  • 6x Hunter
  • 3x Elusive
  • 3x Warrior
  • 2x Scaled
  • 1x Demon

This Dota Underlords build offers a versatile blend of offensive and defensive potential, with the full Hunter Alliance bonus giving you plenty of burst damage, while Scaled, Elusive, and Warrior keep everyone safe during the initial damage.

Some of these units will not be easy to recruit, and you’ll need a degree of luck to level them up, too. Early on you’ll want to take a losing streak, build your economy and pretty much only spend to upgrade your 1-cost units.

The final piece of the puzzle is the Phantom Assassin, which you can sub out for any unit with an Elusive, Primordial, Heartless, Deadeye, or Savage.

Dota Underlords Knights and Trolls build

Heroes

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

Alliances

  • 6x Knight
  • 4x Troll
  • 2x Warlock
  • 2x Heartless
  • 2x Human
  • 1x Demon

The Knight alliance is incredibly strong, but it makes it tricky to fit much DPS into your crew. Blending it with a full stack of Trolls can help due to the attack speed bonus. As a neat bonus the Warlock bonus will keep you in the fight a bit longer, while the Heartless bonus should give you a little more damage output. It’s a solid, well-rounded Underlords build. This build does rely heavily on getting nine heroes on the board though, so be careful when planning your Dota Underlords gold spending habits.

Read more Underlords guides:
Dota Underlords strategy
Dota Underlords alliances
Dota Underlords tier list

And there you have it, some of our most successful Dota Underlord builds to help you on your way to Big Boss rank. Bear in mind that balance patches are rolling out regularly for Underlords, leading to a highly volatile meta. These builds aren’t exempt from that, but are very flexible, so you should have no issues climbing the Dota Underlords ranks using these.