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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
Perverts......... –  NoneOfYourBusiness May 1 '13 at 0:50
+1. Dat title... –  Robotnik May 1 '13 at 5:51

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First of all, see here what backdooring actually is.

Tier 2, 3 and 4 towers and barracks have backdoor protection, which causes them to regenerate 90 hp per second and take only 25% damage from illusions if they are attacked without enemy creeps nearby.

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 make more than 90 damage per second which after added damage reduction(armor) from tower which is ~ 55%-65% depending on the tier...you would need around 240 DPS to make the minimum impact on the tower,and since enemy team will rush to stop you as soon as possible you will need a lot more damage.

This is generally very difficult for most heroes for most if not all of the game, with backdooring typically being a team effort,single-hit destruction or mostly beneficial ability or item on your hero.

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.

Popular item choices to help you with this are Desolator(damage+armor reduction) and Necronomicon (DPS+extra creeps).

Some examples:

  • Nature's Prophet - Teleport,spawn treants,DPS
  • Lycanthrope - Very fast,DPS
  • Lone Druid - Summoned bear deals a lot of damage to towers with his passive, DPS, tank
  • 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
  • Broodmother - Partial fast invisibility, broodlings, DPS
  • Meepo - Can simultaneously defend and backdoor as needed using poof, DPS
  • Warlock - Powerful golems that can tank and destroy
  • Faceless Void - Chronosphere stops towers, DPS
  • Chaos Knight - Fast, strong illusions, DPS
  • Tiny - Huge damage, +75% to buildings with scepter
  • Shadow Shaman - serpent wards
  • Chen - Enchanted Creatures can tank and pack some DPS,depending which you take
  • Enchantress - With DPS build and enchanted creatures to tank
  • Razor - Eye of the storm does lots of DPS to towers since every hit reduces armor,with aghanims 2 storms can be active at the same time
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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

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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