Spectre Dota 2 Guide: Items Build | Game Plan | Abilities 

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Our guide has the best Spectre Dota 2 build. We try to keep all Dota 2 builds and tutorials up to date, and we have created the greatest Spectre build possible given the current meta. Learn more about the Items, Combo, Abilities, matchups, gameplay, and Counter of the Spectre. Let’s get started.

Spectre’s Pros and Cons 


  • Worldwide map presence
  • Exceptionally potent late game.
  • Challenging to catch.
  • Very tanky.
  • Abilities pierce spell immunity


  • Low mana and health early on.
  • Farming slowly without Radiance.
  • For an agility hero, a low agility gain.


Just as higher states of energy seek a lower level, Spectre Dota 2, a being of intense and violent power, Mercurial is compelled to be present in conflicts as they occur in the physical world. 

She can transcend sensory boundaries in her normal spectral state but suffers from a loss of identity each time she takes physical manifestation. She reorganized herself during the clash of conflict. 

Attributes and Stats

Win Rate53.99%
Level0  1 15 25 30
Health200 660 1360 2100 2380
Health Regeneration+1.5 +3.8 +7.3 +11 +12.45
Mana75 267 579 951 1095
Mana Regeneration+0 +0.8 +2.13 +3.68 +4.26
DMG23‒27 46‒50 75‒79 108‒112 120‒124
Armour1 4.83 9.73 15.23 17.32
DMG Block16 (50%)
Magic Resistance25%
Status Resistance0%
Movement Speed290
Attack Rate0.53/s 0.66/s 0.84/s 1.03/s 1.11/s
Attack Range150
Attack Speed90 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.3+0.7
Projectile Speed Instant
Turn Rate0.6
Collision Size24
Vision Range1800 • 800
Gib TypeEthereal
Ability UpgradesShadow Step Dispersion 

Role Spectre Can Take On 

  • Melee 
  • Carry 
  • Durable 
  • Escape 

Spectre Items Builds 

Early Game:

Quelling Blade: The Quelling Blade assists in gaining skills to farm for additional goods.

Boots of Speed: She can avoid gankers and pursue less-strengthened enemy heroes

Mid Game:

Power Treads: Thanks to their traits, they aid Specter’s deceptions. While using Desolate in additional attacks, defeating foes incapable of handling illusions may be possible.

Radiance: Radiance speeds up Specter’s farm and deals burn damage to all enemies during Haunt, which fits Specter’s tanky and AoE battle style.

Manta Style: Manta Style enables Specter to swiftly farm by sending illusions into the lane or other jungle camps. 

They may destroy with Radiance and then combine with Desolate to deal enormous heroes damage to unprepared enemies. 

Late Game: 

Heart of Tarrasque: Heart of Tarrasque offers significant regeneration and health. Makes Spectre challenging to kill while simultaneously dealing damage to her enemies.

Butterfly: Adds agility and evasion, increasing the damage output and durability of Spectre Dota 2 and her illusions.


Spectral Dagger 

Effect: Specter wills a blade carrying a Shadow Path to harm and slow opponents. The enemy champions struck through a Spectral Dagger will move slowly, leaving a black trail on the ground due to this shadow. When using Shadow Path, Specter increases its speed and can traverse obstacles. Spectre phases past the course on otherwise impassable terrain.

  • Damage: 50/100/150/200
  • Slow from Shadow Path: 8%/12%/16%/20%
  • Shadow Path Specter Speed: 8%/12%/16%/20%


Effect: When Specter attacks a single, standing foe, she deals that pure enemy damage.

  • Radius: 400
  • Damage: 21/34/47/60


Effect: Spectre’s adversaries take damage from her, yet she is unharmed. With distance, the product becomes less significant.

  • Min Radius: 400
  • Max Radius: 800
  • Damage Reflected: 8%/12%/16%/20%


Effect: Cast on the ground enables Specter to switch places with the Haunt-created phantom that is most near the target spot. 

  • Cast Animation: 0+0.7
  • Cast Range: Global 

Shadow Step

Effect: Enables you to haunt just one object at once. A Spectral Dagger is cast on the target.

  • Cast Range: Global
  • Illusion Damage Dealt: 40%/60%/80% 
  • Illusion Damage Taken: 200%


Effects: When Haunt illusions are active, Specter has the power to replace any ghosts it creates with a functional dubbed Reality.

  • Radius: Global
  • Illusion Damage Dealt: 40%/60%/80%

Building guide: 

Spectral Dagger: Levels 1,3,5,7 

Desolate: Levels 8,9,11,13 

Dispersion: 2,4,14,16 

Haunt 6,12,18 

Talent 10,15 


Spectre + Chen 

The Hand of God can cure Spectre Dota 2 from any location on the map.

In the late game, Chen is capable of pushing lanes independently, and Spectre will be able to shield him with Haunt from any location on the map.

Spectre can quickly snowball via jungle ganks, and he can protect her from enemy ganks in her lane. 


Early Game:

Your sole responsibility at this point in the game is to farm as much as you can. You will have enough money to purchase whatever items you require to lead the team to victory. 

Be wary of enemy nukes and harassing in the early game. As a melee hero, your job is to keep a safe distance from the enemy’s attack range and approach creeps only when they have low health.

Mid Game:

You should keep an eye on the enemy icons on the map, and if one opponent is gone, you should take cover in your tower, which keeps us safe. If the creep equilibrium is not close to your building, you can also go jungling.

If a team fight is taking place distant from where you are, you can lend a hand with Haunt. If necessary, jump there utilizing Reality and engage the opponent. 

Late Game:

It’s your chance to shine in the final moments. The essential items you need to play the game must be present here. In every team fight, you should Haunt each enemy and deal damage to them before entering the middle and attacking each opposing hero one at a time. 

Concentration is the secret to success. So long as you maintain clicking the appropriate adversary and not the creeps, you will succeed.


Anti Mage:

Spectre is helpless to thwart Blink’s attempts to flee or initiate. Spectre is unable to halt Anti-Mage, who is adept at eliminating opponent support. Spectre’s mana reserves are depleted against Mana Break. Manta Style blocks desolate harm using illusions.


Hex and Mana Drain swiftly end her illusion when Spectre Haunts. Quick-fingered Lions can protect themselves and their teammates. If Spectre doesn’t gain defences like Linken’s Sphere and Black King Bar, lockdown spells like Hex and Ground Spike can control and destroy her.


Because of Shapeshift’s faster movement, Spectre is powerless to retaliate against Lycan for split pushing or picking off supports. In addition, he will kite Haunt and avoid being hampered by Spectral Dagger.

Lycan is commonly part of an early-game push plan, which is typically the best reaction to Spectre because she needs a lot of time and space to come online as a late-game carry.


To swiftly lockdown and bust Spectre, Poof and Earthbind can be employed.

Due to his playstyle of joining the game early to mid-game and seizing control of it, Meepo will usually be far ahead of Spectre in farming.

Advantageous Matchups 

Clockwerk + Spectre:

Haunt can reveal potential Hookshot targets without employing Rocket Flare.

Earthshaker + Spectre:

The more units that Echo Slam hits, the more damage is dealt. The opponent team is compelled to disperse, increasing the chance that Haunt illusions may kill them.

Bounty Hunter + Spectre:

With the aid of Haunt, Spectre may find a Tracked enemy anywhere on the map.

Spectre will quickly accumulate enough gold from eliminating Tracked enemies to become invincible.

3 Most Used Skins 

1. Spectral Light

The sigils on this headgear act as a deterrent to some extraterrestrial predators but as an attraction to other, less obvious ones. This is the most popular skin in the community. Its origin in Treasure of Champions on 26 July 2013.

2. Possessed Blade

Specters are capable of concentrating and compressing the pure energy of a soul into a blade. This weapon was released on 26 July 2013. Its price is around $0.19.

3. Teeth Of Eternal Light 

Their fangs, forged in a realm better forgotten, this weapon triggers pain from nerves that extend beyond earthly experience and are unbearable. Its origin is from Treasure of Heroic Bounty.

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