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Tinker

Popularity: #90

Leaderboard: #107

Ban Rank: #9

KDA Rank: #10

Demolishes his enemies with swarms of machines

Tinker demolishes foes with swarms of machines and a host of deadly gadgets. If he can gather the resources he needs, the power that instantly refreshes his abilities enables him to lead his team from every front.

Attributes
tinker Image

418 +50.6/lvl

360 +39.6/lvl

Strength Image

19 +2.3/lvl

Agility Image

17 +1.4/lvl

Intelligence Image

30 +3.3/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

22 - 28 + 1.4/level (62.6 - 68.6 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

500

Attack

Armor:

4 + 0.2/level (9.8 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

310

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

You can use Laser to blind the enemy hero and secure or deny creeps while your opponent cannot do any right click damage.

If the enemy laner does not have great HP regeneration, you can whittle them down with Laser spam along with right clicks and March of the Machines.

Ask your teammates to stack and make some yourself. You can clear multiple jungle camps and ancients with March of the Machines.

Look around the map to join fights or gank. Be careful not to expose yourself, especially before Blink Dagger.

Take your time and farm Blink Dagger as it greatly improves your survivability and kill potential.

Make sure to apply Defense Matrix on yourself before teleporting out of the base.

Alert your teammates to not fight at places where you cannot join them quickly.

Look for arcane and regeneration runes as you'll be able to pump in so much more damage in the fights.

Fight under your vision to position yourself in a safe spot for the Laser and March of the Machines spam. You can even place the wards yourself.

Avoid trapping yourself in tree lines where the enemy team might have an observer ward on a cliff.

You can smoke yourself here and there as another layer of protection in the fights.

Keep buyback available as you can rejoin the fights almost instantly.

Tinker is an insane highground defender. Don't give up and lift up your team's morale.

Counter Strategy

Tranquil Boots are great against Tinker as they don't break by his magical damage.

Look to gank midlane Tinker early on as he doesn't have an escape.

Tinker tends to make a lot of stacks in the jungle. Contest them or sentry off camps.

Avoid using long lasting disables and debuffs on a hero shielded with Defense Matrix due to its high status resistance.

Focus Tinker in fights as he's squishy but does insane amounts of damage.

Be aware of Tinker's Blink Dagger timing.

Magic resistance items, Black King Bar or a well timed Lotus Orb are great against Tinker.

Gap closing items are great at getting on top of Tinker.

Tinker is great at split-pushing. Consider getting Boots of Travel on a core.

Place Tinker wards at the outer jungles of the map. Consider camping those spots under the ward.

It is really hard to push highground against Tinker. Be patient and take fights outside the base.

Against the Translocator facet, try to disable Tinker only after you break through his Defense Matrix as he gets a strong dispel when the shield expires.

Stats

Win Rate 46.3%
Pick Rate 3.9%

Facets

healing icon

Repair Bots

Win Rate: 43.3%

Pick Rate: 16.0%

March of the Machines applies a non-stacking heal over time when passing through allied heroes.

March of the Machines

March of the Machines applies a non-stacking heal over time when passing through allied heroes.

HEAL PER SECOND:

15/20/25/30

HEAL DURATION:

4

movement icon

Translocator

Win Rate: 46.9%

Pick Rate: 84.0%

When a Self-Defense Matrix barrier on Tinker is fully absorbed, he blinks in a random forward direction. DISPEL TYPE: Strong Dispel

Defense Matrix

When a Self-Defense Matrix barrier on Tinker is fully absorbed, he blinks in a random forward direction. DISPEL TYPE: Strong Dispel

BLINK RANGE:

350

Abilities

Q

Laser

Fires an intense energy beam, damaging and blinding the target. Blinded targets miss all physical attacks.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • miss rate:100

  • duration:3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5

  • laser damage:75 / 150 / 225 / 300

  • splash pct:100

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Upgrades Tinker's Laser into a Shrink Ray, reducing the main target's size, current health, and maximum health by 10 (stacking). The laser bounces once on the farthest target up to 700 range from the primary one, prioritizing heroes.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    250 AoE Laser

    Talent tree branch

    +80 Laser Damage

    Cool Down

    19 / 18 / 17 / 16

    Mana Cost

    95 / 105 / 115 / 125

    W

    March of the Machines

    Enlists an army of robotic minions to destroy enemy units in an area around Tinker.

    • AFFECTS:area

    • PASSIVE:No

    • radius:900

    • collision radius:50

    • splash radius:150

    • duration:6

    • speed:400

    • machines per sec:24

    • distance:1800

    • damage:17 / 26 / 35 / 44

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +1s March of the Machines Duration

    Cool Down

    35 / 33 / 31 / 29

    Mana Cost

    90 / 110 / 130 / 150

    E

    Defense Matrix

    Targets an allied unit, applying an all damage barrier to them that also provides Status Resistance.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • BUFF:yes

    • damage absorb:100 / 180 / 240 / 320

    • status resistance:10 / 20 / 30 / 40

    • barrier duration:15

    • flicker angle:90

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +125 Defense Matrix Damage Absorbed

    Talent tree branch

    +10% Defense Matrix Status Resistance

    Cool Down

    20

    Mana Cost

    70 / 80 / 90 / 100

    R

    Rearm

    CHANNELED - Resets the cooldown on Tinker's abilities.

    • PASSIVE:No

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    Rearm Grants 50% Bonus Magic Resistance

    Cool Down

    7 / 6 / 5

    Mana Cost

    100 / 150 / 200

    Warp Flare

    Throws a flare towards an enemy, dealing damage, teleporting them away, rooting them and reducing their Cast and Attack Range for 2 seconds.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • damage:150

    • knockback distance:600

    • range reduction:40

    • debuff duration:2

    Cool Down

    15

    Mana Cost

    80

    Talents

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +1s March of the Machines Duration

    +8% Manacost/Manaloss Reduction

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +125 Defense Matrix Damage Absorbed

    250 AoE Laser

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +10% Defense Matrix Status Resistance

    -0.5s Keen Conveyance Channel Time

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +80 Laser Damage

    Rearm Grants 50% Bonus Magic Resistance

    Lore

    Boush the Tinker's diminutive race is known for its intelligence, its cunning, and its prickly relationship with magic. As a matter of pride, they survive by their wits, and use only those powers of nature that may be unlocked through rational methodologies. Even this forbearance has led to a great deal of trouble, as Boush can attest. Once a key investigator of natural law, Boush the Tinker led a vast intellectual investigation into the workings of nature, founding a subterranean laboratory in the rumored, mist-wreathed wastes of the Violet Plateau. While scorning mages for the dangers they visit upon the world, Boush and his Tinker associates haughtily wrenched open a portal to some realm beyond comprehension and ushered in some nightmares of their own. A black mist rose from the cavernous interior of the Violet Plateau, shrouding it in permanent darkness from which sounds of horror perpetually emanate. Boush escaped with only his wits and the contraptions he carried, the sole Tinker to survive the Violet Plateau Incident.