Dota 2 Hero: Tidehunter

Dota 2 Imba Heroes

Tidehunter (Leviathan)


Type: Strength

Role: Initiator


STR: 22  +3.0

AGI: 15  +1.5

INT: 16  +1.7

Background Story: The Tidehunter known as Leviathan was once the champion of the Sunken Isles, but his motives are as mysterious as those of his people. We all know the importance of the Drylanders’ shipping lanes, how empires may rise and fall according to who controls the open water. Far less is known of the submarine lanes, and how the warring tribes of the Meranthic Diaspora have carved out habitations through endless undersea skirmishes. In the fragile treaties between the Mer and Men, we can glimpse the extent of the drowned empires, but their politics appear complex and opaque. It would seem that Leviathan tired of such petty strife, and set off on his own, loyal only to his abyssal god, Maelrawn the Tentacular. He stalks the shallows now in search of men or meranths who stray into his path, and with a particular loathing for Admiral Kunkka, who has long been his nemesis for reasons lost in the deepest trenches of the sea.

Playing with Tidehunter: Tidehunter is one of the most versatile hero in the game. He can initiate an attack with it’s 4th skill Ravage which has a large AOE. Has a good STR growth and can be a DPS with his Anchor Smash skill. Tidehunter is an early game hero he tends to become weak if the game will last for 30 mins above. Because of his huge size he’ll be an easy target as the game go along. But his 2nd skill Kraken Shell can make him a tank early in the game. Tidehunter is a good pick if your team is looking for a good iniator and a decent DPS and if you think it will be a short game. If your just starting to play, Tidehunter is a good hero to start off because he is easy to use and can be rewarding if mastered.



1st Skill:GushType: Active Summons a spirit of the tides to damage an enemy unit. Reduces the movement speed by 40% and armor 2, 3, 4, 5 of the enemy unit. Lasts 4 secs.Mana Cost:120Damage: 110, 160, 210, 260
2nd Skill:Kraken ShellType: Passive Creates a thick armor shell around Leviathan that protects him against attacks. Additionally, this ability removes negative buffs when he has taken significant damage.Reduce Damage: 7, 14, 21, 28 and removes negative buff every time 600 damage is taken.
3rd Skill:Anchor SmashType: Active Leviathan swings his mighty anchor with a vengeance. Every successful attack gives a 20% chance to deal bonus damage to nearby enemies.AOE:325Damage:  75, 115, 155, 200
4th Skill:RavageType: Active Slams the ground, causing waves of spikes to ring the hero in all directions. Deals damage 250, 350, 450 and stuns for 1.5, 1.8, 2.25 secs.Mana Cost: 150, 225, 325 Cooldown:150 secsAOE: 850, 950, 1050


Skill Build:

Regular Build:


Stat Build:


Starting Items:

Gauntlets of Strength, Circlet, Branch x3, Tango

Early Items:

Power Threads (STR), Blink Dagger


Magic Stick, Bracer x2, Pipe of Insight

Late Game:

Refresher Orb, Heart of Tarrasque


Radiance, Assault Cuirass, Shivas Guard


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