The most fun hero builds for Aghanim’s Labyrinth in Dota 2

By Kenneth Williams


Dec 28, 2021

Reading time: 3 min

Aghanim’s Labyrinth is a roguelike, so half the fun is finding broken hero builds.

Heading into week three of the new battle pass, Dota 2 fans are really digging into Aghanim’s Labyrinth. The small hero pool encourages replayability above all else.

Each hero has a ton of cool Aghanim’s Shard upgrades to find during a run. Some of these provide simple bonuses like cooldown reduction and cast range. Others completely overhaul the hero into something new. If you’re looking for fun hero builds in Aghanim’s Labyrinth, give these hero builds a try.

Degen Aura turns Omniknight into a walking Supernova

Every Aghanim’s Labyrinth team can use a healer. Omniknight is already a great support, but maxing out Degen Aura turns him into an incredible tank. Minor shards can boost Degen Aura’s attack speed slow and range. Combined with the movement speed slow, Degen can become one of the best abilities in the game for kiting swarms of enemies. Combine it with Radiance to slowly grind down rooms and grant the whole team 17% effective evasion. This build doesn’t work great for boss rooms, but Purification and Heavenly Grace still do tons of heavy lifting there.

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The best part about this fun Aghanim’s Labyrinth build is that it’s almost entirely reliant on minor shard upgrades. legendary upgrades are nice, but not necessary to make this work.

One makes Degen Aura constantly apply a portion of Omniknight’s base damage, which makes him one of the best heroes for taking out swarms. Another applies Degen Aura as a buff to nearby heroes. Finding the right minor shard upgrades is made easier by following the suggested Aghanim’s Labyrinth upgrades.

Clinkz’ most fun Aghanim’s Labyrinth build is a summoner

Clinkz is one of the few heroes whose abilities are entirely replaced to suit Aghanim’s Labyrinth. Instead of Death Pact, Burning Army returns as his ultimate. In addition to summoning skeleton archers with his ultimate, Clinkz can summon even more units thanks to certain legendary shard upgrades. 

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The two most important upgrades for this build are Skeletal Colossus and Giant Skeletons. The first summons a massive, friendly Wraith King to tank bosses and deal good damage. The second buffs Burning Army archers’ attacks into area-of-effect missiles. When combined, they turn Clinkz into the ultimate Aghanim’s Labyrinth summoner. There’s one more upgrade that grants two archers every time Clinkz leaves Skeleton Walk. Combine all three for the ultimate summoner Clinkz, which is a fun Aghanim’s Labyrinth build to play with.

Decay Undying becomes the ultimate tank

More interested in taking damage than dealing it? An Undying build focused around Decay is the perfect Aghanim’s Labyrinth build for you. In Aghanim’s Labyrinth, Decay steals a small amount of strength from normal units, but it scales on captains and bosses. That might seem like a downside, but the sheer number of units in Aghanim’s Labyrinth turns Undying into an incredible tank.

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Almost every one of Undying’s legendary shards affects Decay in some way. One makes him automatically cast it every time he attacks. Another causes it to trigger three times over a few seconds. One more causes zombies to spawn on Decayed targets. With just a few upgrades, Undying can reach max health totals in the five digits. A fun build with Octarine Core and a few Hearts of Tarrasque turns Undying into an insane drain-tank that can survive anything Aghanim’s Labyrinth can throw at him.


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