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Tusk

Popularity: #84

Leaderboard: #121

Ban Rank: #106

KDA Rank: #117

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Stats

Win Rate 42.1%
Pick Rate 5%

Select Role

Ability Build

1
dota.abilities.tusk_tag_team
2
Ice Shards
3
Snowball
4
dota.abilities.tusk_tag_team
5
dota.abilities.tusk_tag_team
6
Walrus PUNCH!
7
dota.abilities.tusk_tag_team
8
Snowball
9
Snowball
10
Snowball
11
Ice Shards
12
Walrus PUNCH!
13
Ice Shards
14
Ice Shards
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15
+0.5s Walrus Punch Stun Duration
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16
+120 Snowball Damage
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Walrus PUNCH!
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
-6s Ice Shards Cooldown
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
-8s Snowball Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Ice Shards
Snowball
Walrus PUNCH!

Item Build

Starting
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Enchanted Mango
Wind Lace
5
Faerie Fire
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
13
Tranquil Boots
15
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
15
Blink Dagger
Aghanim's Shard
Vladmir's Offering
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
19
Force Staff
Late Game
Aghanim's Scepter
30
Boots of Bearing
Octarine Core
Assault Cuirass
Situational
Orb of Venom
7
Spirit Vessel
Hand of Midas
40
Guardian Greaves
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
Aether Lens
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
15
Lotus Orb
95
Black King Bar
18
Heaven's Halberd
105
Aeon Disk
16
Wind Waker
15
Overwhelming Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
40
Trusty Shovel
60
Arcane Ring
11
Bullwhip
Philosopher's Stone
Ceremonial Robe
40
Ogre Seal Totem
25
Ascetic's Cap
25
Trickster Cloak
Giant's Ring
8
Force Boots

Hero Strategy

Most of your laning kills will come from well placed Ice Shards. Constantly look for opponents out of position.

When you or your allies are in trouble, you can do a Snowball save or Ice Shard the opponents away.

Ice Shards provide vision so you can use them to scout pillars for wards or Roshan pit.

Pop Tag Team before using Walrus Punch to maximize on damage.

Once you get a Blink Dagger, you want to use Snowball primarily to save an ally.

Tuskar enables the team to take an early Roshan due to the Tag Team.

Pick up Aghanims Scepter as it is an amazing repositioning and kiting tool.

You can use both Tag Team and Ice Shard while Snowballed. Particularly helps in stopping enemy heroes fleeing from Snowball.

Counter Strategy

Movement speed items are great against Tusk's spells.

Bring an Observer Ward to lane to keep an eye on Tusk's aggressive movements.

Keep distance from Tusk because Tag Team does extra damage on every hit.

Tusk roams a lot. Keep an eye on his movements and be ready to help.

Be aware of Tusk's Blink Dagger timing as he can easily save his allies with Snowball.

Force Staff and Hurricane Pike are great against Tusk.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
16
Solar Crest
15
Blink Dagger
19
Hurricane Pike
Late Game
Assault Cuirass

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
1
Observer Ward
Mid Game
16
Solar Crest
19
Force Staff
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter