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Tidehunter

Popularity: #69

Leaderboard: #89

Ban Rank: #113

KDA Rank: #49

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Stats

Win Rate 46.7%
Pick Rate 6.6%

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Ability Build

1
Gush
2
Anchor Smash
3
Anchor Smash
4
Kraken Shell
5
Anchor Smash
6
Ravage
7
Anchor Smash
8
Kraken Shell
9
Kraken Shell
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10
+40 Anchor Smash Damage
11
Kraken Shell
12
Ravage
13
Gush
14
Gush
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15
+100 Gush Damage
16
Gush
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Ravage
19
Attribute Bonus
20
NotFound
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+0.8s Ravage Stun Duration

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Gush
Kraken Shell
Anchor Smash
Ravage

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Gauntlets of Strength
Gauntlets of Strength
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
8
Phase Boots
25
Soul Ring
15
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
Vladmir's Offering
Mage Slayer
15
Blink Dagger
16
Veil of Discord
27
Shiva's Guard
Late Game
Aghanim's Shard
Aghanim's Scepter
180
Refresher Orb
Octarine Core
Situational
Bracer
55
Arcane Boots
Hand of Midas
24
Meteor Hammer
40
Guardian Greaves
19
Force Staff
18
Heaven's Halberd
15
Lotus Orb
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
95
Black King Bar
14
Linken's Sphere
105
Aeon Disk
Assault Cuirass
20
Scythe of Vyse
15
Overwhelming Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
Occult Bracelet
60
Arcane Ring
11
Bullwhip
Dragon Scale
Cloak of Flames
Ceremonial Robe
Timeless Relic
60
Ninja Gear
Stygian Desolator
Giant's Ring

Hero Strategy

Use Anchor Smash to secure last hits and damage the opponents at the same time.

The tougher the lane, the more points in Kraken Shell are needed.

Tidehunter is resilient against right clicks due to Kraken Shell. Typically you need a magic resistance item such as Mage Slayer, Pipe, or BKB.

Once you have Blink Dagger, make use of it before opponents are able to see it in your inventory.

Before initiating, make sure that your follow-up damage dealers are close enough and in position.

Counter Strategy

Tidehunter uses Anchor Smash frequently. Magic Stick and Wand will be charged up.

Avoid being hit by Anchor Smash as you'll have decreased damage for last hitting or to fight back.

Only use dispellable spells or items on Tidehunter at the start of a fight or after Kraken Shell has procced.

Tidehunter's Ravage has a long cooldown. Look to fight when it is down.

Be aware of Tidehunter's Blink Dagger timing. Look to cancel it in the fights.

Black King Bar will make you immune to Tidehunter's Ravage.

Break effects are great at removing Kraken Shell which makes Tidehunter much weaker.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Blight Stone
Morbid Mask
Armor items
Orb of Corrosion
Mid Game
50
Mekansm
95
Black King Bar
20
Silver Edge
Sange and Yasha
Kaya and Sange
Late Game
16
Wind Waker
Assault Cuirass

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Blight Stone
Morbid Mask
Armor items
Mid Game
50
Mekansm
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
16
Wind Waker
95
Black King Bar
105
Aeon Disk