Surely one of the scariest heroes in Dota 2, Black Arqachnia or Broodmother is a melee agility hero, usually used as a pusher. Her spiderlings can be her strength or her weakness, depending on the moment of the game or on the style chosen by the player. The spiderlings can push perfectly on lanes, but they can also become a source of gold for attackers if not used wisely. Broodmother is a complex hero recommended for advanced players, as she requires coordination and speed. At the beginning of the game, she is perfect for pressuring on lanes, and later, she becomes a reliable carrier if the right items are used.
Broodmother lived for centuries in the tunnels under Mount Pyrotheos, giving birth to millions of spiderlings, sending them to prey on the entire world. When the Vizier of Greed erected his ziggurat on the top of the mountain, he was perfectly aware that any thief looking to steal the magnetic wealth in the ziggurat had to fight with the spiderlings. Broodmother saw her period of peace ended by a series of knights and heroes attracted by the riches in the ziggurat, whom offered her spiderlings delicious food and… entertainment. However, the Broodmother became annoyed with the new visitors, so she decided to talk with the Vizier of Greed about a compromise. As he was unwilling to talk about this matter, the Broodmother wrapped him in silk. When one of the intruders stepped on a spiderling by mistake, the Broodmother surfaced and promised to get rid of any intruder, until she will be able to find another place where she can raise her offspring in peace.