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[–] nonethewiser 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Lion is very similar to Lina - has a stun and a burst nuke ulti. He's a bit more nuanced - one additional active ability, a hex, and his mana drain spell. Good sustain.

Skywrath Mage has good burst damage, a lot of zoning potential, and is better at supporting a tankier carry in lane. He's been my newer favorite to Lina, but I think she has better lategame potential and scales better with limited farm.

Earthshaker is very fun but you need to kind of learn his limitations as a melee hero.

All good heroes for new players.

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[–] 1Q84 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The heroes that @nonethewiser are great (especially Skywrath Mage!). With Earthshaker, you'll have to be more conservative with your mana since he is a strength hero with a limited mana pool and some costly (but very powerful) spells.

Keeper of the Light was one of the first heroes I played and I think great for newer players. He doesn't fit your criteria exactly, but he can do a lot of damage with his Illuminate (especially in the early game, just make sure you don't steal the creeps from your carry) and has a spell that replenishes mana so you'll never be short. He is quite squishy though, but I'd recommend giving him a try.

Some other heroes that I'd say are particularly burst-y include Centaur Warrunner, who is relatively simple to play due to his tankiness, Queen of Pain, though she's usually a mid hero who does best when snowballing and has a devastating AOE ultimate, and Ursa, who can make supports disappear in the blink of an eye with his right clicks but also depends on the slows/stuns of his teammates.

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[–] crackers1097 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you want someone who can do ridiculous amounts of damage to unaware enemies, Nyx Assassin has an insane combo, and the mix of damage types prevents counterplay. He deals a lot of phys and magic damage, and can initiate from invis

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[–] GreatxCatsby 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would suggest playing Storm Spirit, Skywrath Mage, Lion, Timbersaw, or Leshrac. They are all pretty fun and do a good amount of burst damage.

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[–] YellowTM 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Leshrac is also worth a mention, I feel like their playstyles as cores are very similar, although you don't have to be as far back as Lina.