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Dota Underlords How to Use Alliances

Pick carefully as your team composition will impact your perks.

by William Schwartz

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Dota Underlords is all about forming a good team to win battles.  Doing this is a little bit more complicated than it sounds as certain hero units in the game will give buffs for fighting as an alliance.  There are 23 different alliances in Dota underlords and understanding all of them will help put you in a better position to make decision about who to add to your team and what doing so will do to your teammates.

In this guide you will find all of the different alliances in Dota Underlords, the hero units in each one, and the different benefits you can expect as you increase your alliance levels.

Dota Underlords Alliance Cheat Sheet

AlliancesPerks
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Assassin Alliance
Gain Chance of Critical Hit (3 Tiers)
All Assassin Perks and Characters
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Blood Bound Alliance
Other Blood Bound Units Gain Attack Damage on Death
All Blood Bound Perks and Characters
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Brawny Alliance
Maximum HP Increase for other Brawny units (2 Tiers)
All Brawny Perks and Characters
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Deadeye Alliance
Focus on Lowest Health Units
All Deadeye Perks and Characters
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Demon Alliance
Sole Demon unit gets Damage Buff
All Demon Perks and Characters
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Demon Hunter Alliance
Negates Enemy Demon unit Damage Buff
All Demon Hunter Perks and Characters
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Dragon Alliance
Dragons start with full mana
All Dragon Perks and Characters
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Druid Alliance
Upgrades other druids to a higher level (2 Tiers)
All Druid Perks and Characters
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Elusive Alliance
Grants Evasion Boost (3 Tiers)
All Elusive Perks and Characters
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Heartless Alliance
Enemy armor reduction (3 Tiers)
All Heartless Perks and Characters
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Human Alliance
Chance to Silence Enemies (3 Tiers)
All Human Perks and Characters
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Hunter Alliance
Chance for Quick Attacks (2 Tiers)
All Hunter Perks and Characters
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Inventor Alliance
HP Regeneration (2 Tiers)
All Inventor Perks and Characters
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Knight Alliance
HP Regeneration (2 Tiers)
All Knight Perks and Characters
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Mage Alliance
Enemy Magic Resistance Down (2 Tiers)
All Mage Perks and Characters
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Primordial Alliance
Disarm Melee Attackers (2 Tiers)
All Primordial Perks and Characters
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Savage Alliance
Increased Attack Damage (3 Tiers)
All Savage Perks and Characters
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Scaled Alliance
Gain Magic Resistance (2 Tiers)
All Scaled Perks and Characters
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Scrappy Alliance
Armor & HP Ally Buff (2 Tiers)
All Scrappy Perks and Characters
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Shaman Alliance
Turn enemy into Frog at start of match (1 Tier)
All Shaman Perks and Characters
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Troll Alliance
Speed Boost (2 Tiers)
All Troll Perks and Characters
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Warlock Alliance
Ally Lifesteal (3 Tiers)
All Warlock Perks and Characters
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Warrior Alliance
Ally Armor Buff (3 Tiers)
All Warrior Perks and Characters

Assassin Alliances

The Assassin Alliances in Dota Underlords allow you to mix and match between nine different characters to increase your alliance.  Upgrading the Assassin Alliance allows you to gain a percentage based chance to get a critical hit for all hero units of this type.

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Assassin Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Assassins gain a 10% chance to Critical Hit for 300% damage
  • Tier 2 – Assassins gain a 20% chance to Critical Hit for 400% damage
  • Tier 3 – Assassins gain a 30% chance to Critical Hit for 500% damage

Assassin Hero Units

  • Bloodseeker
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Morphling
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Queen of Pain
  • Sand King
  • Slark
  • Templar Assassin
  • Viper

Blood-bound Alliances

The Blood-Bound Alliance has only two hero units in it, but when one of those units dies it will heal all other blood-bound units and will grant them additional attacking power for the rest of a round.

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Blood Bound Alliance Perks

  • When a Blood-Bound unit dies, all other Blood-Bound units deal +100% Attack Damage for the rest of the battle

Blood Bound Hero Units

  • Ogre Magi
  • Warlock

Brawny Alliances

The Brawny Alliance features four characters.  The more Brawny units that you have, the higher maximum HP all of these units will have.

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Brawny Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – All Brawny units have their maximum HP increased by 200
  • Tier 2 – All Brawny units have their maximum HP increased by 500

Brawny Hero Units

  • Axe
  • Beastmaster
  • Disruptor
  • Juggernaut

Deadeye Alliances

The Deadeye Alliance is another small alliance, but these hero units will focus their attacks on the lowest health enemy.

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Deadeye Alliance Perks

  • Deadeye units focus their attacks on the lowest health enemy

Dead Eye Alliance Hero Units

  • Gyrocopter
  • Sniper

Demon Alliance

Demon units are a big group, but they’re not designed to work together.  Any Demon unit will give you a damage boost, but that’s only if you have of them on the board at any given time.

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Demon Alliance Perks

  • Demon units gain +50% Pure Damage.  Active when you have only one type of Demon unit on the board

Demon Hero Units

  • Chaos Knight
  • Doom
  • Queen of Pain
  • Shadow Fiend
  • Terrorblade

Demon Hunter Alliance

The Demon Hunter is the counter to the Demon unit.  Having a demon hunter will negate the power boost that a Demon gets.  Having multiple Demon Hunters will actually boost any demons on your team.

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Demon Hunter Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – One demon hunter invalidates your opponent’s Demon Alliance bonus
  • Tier 2 – Two demon hunter bars will invalidate your opponent’s Demon Alliance bonus.  Demon units gain +50% Pure Damage.

Demon Hunter Hero Units

  • Anti-Mage
  • Terrorblade

Dragon Alliance

Dragons are a small alliance, but any Dragon will start combat with Full Mana.

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Dragon Alliance Perks

  • Dragon units start combat with Full Mana

Dragon Hero Units

  • Dragon Knight
  • Puck
  • Viper

Druid Alliance

Druids are a unique class that can make other druids more powerful, making your least powerful druids upgrade to a higher level.

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Druid Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – The lowest star ally Druid is upgraded a level.
  • Tier 2 – The 2 lowest star ally Druids are upgrade a level each.

Druid Hero Units

  • Enchantress
  • Lone Druid
  • Nature’s Prophet
  • Treant Protector

Elusive Alliance

Elusive characters are skilled in the art of Evasion.  The more Elusive characters you have, the more Elusive these units will be.

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Elusive Alliance Perks

  • 1 Bar – Elusive units gain +20% Evasion
  • 2 Bars – Elusive units gain +45% Evasion
  • 3 Bars – Elusive units gain +75% Evasion

Elusive Hero Units

  • Anti-mage
  • Luna
  • Mirana
  • Nature’s Prophet
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Puck
  • Templar Assassin
  • Treant Protector
  • Wind Ranger

Heartless Alliance

The Heartless Alliance feature five characters who when fighting together can take away enemy armor.  The more heartless units you have, the bigger the armor takeaway.

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Heartless Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Enemies suffer -5 Armor
  • Tier 2 – Enemies suffer – 10 Armor
  • Tier 3 – Enemies suffer -20 Armor

Heartless Hero Units

  • Abaddon
  • Drow Ranger
  • Lich
  • Necrophos
  • Pudge

Human Alliance

The Human Alliance have a large a hero unit pool and the unique ability to silence other units during battle.   The more hero units you have on your team, the bigger your chance to silence other players for up to 4 seconds.

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Human Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Human units gain a 20% Chance to Silence target for 4 seconds when attacking
  • Tier 2 – Human units gain a 44% Chance to Silence target for 4 seconds when attacking
  • Tier 3 – Human units gain a 66% Chance to Silence target for 4 seconds when attacking

Human Hero Units

  • Bloodseeker
  • Crystal Maiden
  • Dragon Knight
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Kunkka
  • Lina
  • Lycan
  • Omniknight

Hunter Alliance

The Hunter Alliance can attack quickly when you stack a group of them on the board.  When your hunters are maxed out you have a higher percentage chance to perform multiple attacks in quick succession.

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Hunter Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Hunters have a 15% chance of quickly performing 3 attacks
  • Tier 2 – Hunters have a 25% chance of quickly performing 3 attacks

Hunter Hero Units

  • Beastmaster
  • Drow Ranger
  • Medusa
  • Mirana
  • Sniper
  • Tidehunter
  • Wind Ranger

Inventor Alliance

The Inventor Alliance can use HP Regeneration during battle when used together.  The more you have, the higher the HP regen.

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Inventor Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Inventors gain +15 HP Regeneration
  • Tier 2 – Inventors gain +40 HP Regeneration

Inventor Hero Units

  • Clockwerk
  • Gyrocopter
  • Techies
  • Timbersaw
  • Tinker

Knight Alliance

The Knight Alliance is one of the only alliances that requires that Knights stand together.  If they do, they will take less physical damage.  The more knights you have standing together, the less physical damage they will take.

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Knight Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Knight units take 25% less physical and magic damage when standing 1 cell away from another Knight
  • Tier 2 – Knight units take 35% less physical and magic damage when standing 1 cell away from another Knight
  • Tier 3 – Knight units take 50% less physical and magic damage when standing 1 cell away from another Knight

Knight Hero Units

  • Abaddon
  • Batrider
  • Chaos Knight
  • Dragon Knight
  • Luna
  • Omniknight

Mage Alliance

The Mage Alliance is a group that can lower the magic resistance of your enemies.  Stack mages together and you can take away up to 100% of an enemy’s magic resistance.

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Mage Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Enemies suffer -40% Magic Resistance
  • Tier 2 – Enemies suffer -100% Magic Resistance

Mage Hero Units

  • Crystal Maiden
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Lich
  • Lina
  • Ogre Magi
  • Puck
  • Razor

Primordial Alliance

Primordial Alliance members can disarm enemies who are attacking with melee items.

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Primordial Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – When hit, Primordial units have a 30% chance to disarm melee attackers for 4 seconds.
  • Tier 2 – When hit, Allies have a 30% chance to disarm melee attackers for 4 seconds.

Primordial Units

  • Arc Warden
  • Enigma
  • Morphling
  • Razor
  • Tiny

Savage Alliance

The Savage Alliance is a group of hero units that will boost the attacking power of your whole team during a battle.  The more Savage Alliance heroes you have on your team, the higher the attack boost against your enemy.  This applies to all allies, not just Savage Alliance heroes.

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Savage Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Allies gain +10% Attack Damage
  • Tier 2 – Allies gain +25% Attack Damage
  • Tier 3 – Allies gain +45% Attack Damage

Savage Hero Units

  • Enchantress
  • Lone Druid
  • Lycan
  • Sand King
  • Tusk
  • Venomancer

Scaled Alliance

The Scaled Alliance can protect your team from Magic spells.  Maxing out the Scaled Alliance on your team you can upgrade your Magic Resistance of all heroes up to 50%.

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Scaled Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Allies gain +30% Magic Resistance
  • Tier 2 – Allies gain +50% Magic Resistance

Scaled Hero Units

  • Medusa
  • Slardar
  • Slark
  • Tidehunter

Scrappy Alliance

The Scrappy Alliance can boost armor and HP Regeneration for your team if you stack these characters.  The more scrappy hero units that you have on your team, the more teammates can receive these benefits.

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Scrappy Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – A Random Ally is granted +15 Armor and +10 HP Regeneration
  • Tier 2 – Allies gain +15 Armor and +10 HP Regeneration

Scrappy Hero Units

  • Alchemist
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Clockwerk
  • Techies
  • Timbersaw
  • Tinker

Shaman Alliance

The Shamans can turn a random enemy into a frog at the start of combat, giving you a bit of a head start.

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Shaman Alliance Perks

  • A Random Enemy is turned into a frog for 6 seconds at the start of combat

Shaman Hero Units

  • Arc Warden
  • Disruptor
  • Shadow Shaman

Troll Alliance

Trolls are all about speed and using the Troll alliance you can boost not only the speed of your Troll Alliance heroes, but other allies as well.

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Troll Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Troll units gain +35 Attack Speed
  • Tier 2 – Troll units gain +65 Attack Speed and other Allies gain +30 Attack Speed

Troll Hero Units

  • Batrider
  • Shadow Shaman
  • Troll Warlord
  • Witchdoctor

Warlock Alliance

Warlocks can steal life from enemy heroes.  Depending on how many Warlock Alliance heroes you have on your team, you can get up to 50% lifesteal for allies.

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Warlock Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Allies gain +15% Lifesteal
  • Tier 2 – Allies gain +30% Lifesteal
  • Tier 3 – Allies gain +50% Lifesteal

Warlock Hero Units

  • Alchemist
  • Enigma
  • Necrophos
  • Shadow Fiend
  • Venomancer
  • Warlock
  • Witchdoctor

Warrior Alliance

Outfitting your team with multiple Warrior Alliance heroes, you can boost your armor levels from +10 all the way up to +25 Armor.

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Warrior Alliance Perks

  • Tier 1 – Warriors gain +10 Armor
  • Tier 2 – Warriors gain +15 Armor
  • Tier 3 – Warriors gain +25 Armor

Warrior Hero Units

  • Axe
  • Doom
  • Juggernaut
  • Kunkka
  • Lycan
  • Pudge
  • Slardar
  • Tiny
  • Troll Warlord
  • Tusk

- This article was updated on:June 15th, 2019

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