The best counters are definitely in this thread ^^^^ being weary of your pick can also help, when against Arachna, your attack speed and movement speed is going to be nil whenever you confront her (if she is decent that is) A tanky caster, who's spells do physical damage, usually does the trick. By caster, i mean a hero who primarily uses abilities to do their damage, not an auto attack. The reason you want physical damage is because Arachna's Harden Carapace negates almost all magic damage for a short time. A great hero pick to counter Arachna in my opinion is Pandamonium. He can do tons of damage, all physical, and you don't need to auto attack the entire time, simply flurry 4 times, flick, cannon ball, face smash, and flurry again for an easy kill. In my opinion, he is the 1v1 king. Also, a Void Tally :VoidTalisman: or even a :HomecomingStone: are cheap counters for her. I hope this helps!
Last edited by sgtblazing; 02-06-2010 at 02:34 AM.
:BarbedArmor: if they haven't fixed it that the spider dies after the first hit.
alternatives were already posted.
Originally Posted by Jason
"Back dooring" has a lot of different definitions, depending on who you ask. The official DotA rules (if you look in the map file) say that it is teleporting into the enemy base without any allied creeps present (only one hero can do this). The more common definition is starting to attack the enemy base without any creeps present.
The thing is, in most cases it is not a very viable tactic and it is also easy to defend against (with any of a variety of teleportation items). If any of the tactics actually prove to be an issue in HoN, we will fix it though game mechanics.
Use snotstorm to keep her down, use a bottle for mana and hp replenishment. From level 6, always keep a clean line with her if you're in range. If she ultis you, you just ulti her back. If you see the chance clean, you ulti her. After you ulti her you start off hellfire and mummy wall. If you were succesful in keeping her hp low, she will die to you regardless of whether she was able to launch her ulti. And until any opposing hero has his BKB, he/she can pretty much forget about ulting you when hellfire is on.