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Dota 2 has backdooring protection which makes it very hard to backdoor sometimes, unless you bring your whole team or best carries.

I did however see that some heroes can backdoor very easily, Meepo and Nature Prophet for example.

So the question is; which heroes in Dota 2 can solo backdoor fast and with ease?

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Like you said, Nature's Prophet is the best, simply because he can bring his own creeps to the battle, and stop the tower regenerating, as well as being able to teleport next to the tower giving the enemy no time to stop you. :) –  Doomsknight Apr 30 '13 at 13:40
@Doomsknight Meepo is just as good because of his clones. I had fight against Meepo, he kept backdooring all the time and every time he would destroy towers and barracks in just a couple of seconds. So I'm wondering is there more heroes like those two. Pretty game-breaking if you ask me though. –  ChrisHateZ Apr 30 '13 at 14:03
I view it as a heros ability/strength. As opposed to game-breaking. Each hero is good at something. NP is a known great pusher. I'm interested in seeing meepo doing this. I can imagine how he does it, swapping out copies that are dieing, just never seen it done. I wouldnt say there are many if any more though, as it generally requires more than a single hero, to take the damage, and to deal it. Maybe chen. NP is definitely the best. –  Doomsknight Apr 30 '13 at 14:16
Chen most likely and any hero who can generate their own creeps - be it with helm of the dominator. –  Prasad Apr 30 '13 at 14:37
Perverts......... –  NoneOfYourBusiness May 1 '13 at 0:50
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First of all, see the previous question here about what backdooring actually is. Next, note that in Dota2, backdoor protection exists on everything except the outer ring of towers. From Liquipedia's Structures page:

Tier 2, 3 and 4 towers have backdoor protection, which causes them to regenerate at 90 hp per second and take 25% damage from illusions if they are attacked without nearby creeps. If there are enemy creeps or corpses nearby, backdoor protection is disabled. Backdoor protection will not regenerate damage dealt by friendly units.that Tier 1 towers don't have backdoor protection.

So in order to backdoor successfully, a building needs to be low enough to be destroyed in a single hit, or the hero needs to be able to sustain greater than 90 damage per second, after reductions due to armor and building type. This is generally very difficult for most heroes for most if not all of the game, with backdooring typically being a team effort or single-hit kills.

Things to look for in a backdooring hero:

  • High DPS - To overwhelm the BD protection you will need a lot of damage and attack speed, late in game many heroes can do it but earlier it makes for a big problem.
  • Mobility - You will have to get to their base quickly as possible and/or unseen to avoid enemy team defending.
  • Summoned units - They can be good way of backdooring since you don't have to put yourself in danger, but rarely have enough damage without hero contribution.
  • Items - Boots of Travel, Shadowblade, Necronomicon, Manta Style, Helm of the Dominator, Mask of Madness or just a lot of pure DPS items.

Some examples:

  • Nature's Prophet - Teleport,spawn treants,DPS
  • Lycanthrope - Very fast,DPS
  • Lone Druid - Summoned bear deals a lot of damage to towers, DPS
  • Leshrac - Diabolic Edict deals huge damage to buildings if no nearby units
  • Clinkz - Fast invisibility, DPS
  • Troll Warlord - Only crazy DPS
  • Phantom Lancer - Lots and lots of illusions, invisibility, DPS
  • Death Prophet - Fast, ghosts can destroy buildings quickly if no nearby units
  • Broodmother - Partial fast invisibility, broodlings, DPS
  • Meepo - Can simultaneously defend and backdoor as needed using poof, DPS
  • Warlock - Powerful golems
  • Faceless Void - Chronosphere, DPS
  • Chaos Knight - Fast, strong illusions, DPS
  • Tiny - Huge damage, +75% to buildings with scepter
  • Visage - Gargoyles
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Whisp is very useful if there is someone with good DPS in team. –  Arremer Apr 30 '13 at 15:28
Illusions will cancel backdooring protection? Btw I'll accept your answer, but if you think of more examples put them in. You can add Meepo in there too, because Iv'e seen him backdoor and destroy everything in a matter of seconds like a boss. –  ChrisHateZ Apr 30 '13 at 15:32
No,illusions are just a cheap way of doing a lot of extra damage and when you backdoor there won't be anyone around to quickly kill them as it is in combat.Yeah forgot meepo. –  Arremer Apr 30 '13 at 16:25
I added some to the answer. Illusions don't deal very good damage when backdooring, but they still contribute some. –  Decency May 1 '13 at 4:00
Missing Chen (Enchanted Creatures, Tank with Heal), Enchantress (Enchanted Creatures, Tank with Heal, {might have DPS if made build that contains Hyperstone}) –  RaphaelDDL May 22 '13 at 17:12
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I've been experimenting with Templar Assassin for backdooring. If you constantly put traps up around the lane you're pushing it can be impossible to gank her. This is especially true with items like blinkdagger, mask of madness, and boots of travel. Build enough damage to 2 shot the creep wave then refract all the damage the tower deals. Also she has insane dueling potential so the other team can't really send only one person back to defend.

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