Dota 2 Heroes: Tiny Guide

Dota 2 Imba Heroes



Guide to playing Tiny:  Probably has the slowest attack speed among the current Heroes especially if his 4th Skill  is at maxed but he has excellent burst damage and great Strength Stats. Equip him best with Aghanim’s Scepter and he will be pushing at will, clearing creeps with just 1- 2 skill. Early in game if handled correctly and as soon got hold of a Blink Dagger he can hunt those AGI Type and INT Type Heroes and treat them as food with Avalanche and Toss combo. If Tiny has a Dagon, use it to finish the combo. He can literally instill fear om opposing players. Tiny will just blink on their side and then 1st and 2nd skill BOOM! So always guard this hero if you’re playing against Tiny.

When playing Tiny, you can always lane anywhere Top, Bottom or Solo Mid just remember to only do the last hit and try avoiding getting harassed by opposing heroes and aggressive creeps. During solo mid play at distance and try to deny creeps as much as possible. If you’re getting harassed, harassed back when you are at level 5 and cast Avalanche. Timed the Rune and bottle it as  much as possible. Get Blade Mail beside Blink dagger and Dagon.

Type: Strength


STR: 24   +3.0

AGI: 9   +0.9

INT: 14   +.6

Role: Initiator

Description: Coming to life as a chunk of stone, Tiny’s origins are  a mystery on which he continually speculates. He is a Stone Giant now, but what did he used to be? A splinter broken from a Golem’s heel? A shard swept from a gargoyle-sculptor’s workshop? A fragment of the Oracular Visage of Garthos? A deep curiosity drives him, and he travels the world tirelessly seeking his origins, his parentage, his people. As he roams, he gathers weight and size; the forces that weather lesser rocks, instead cause Tiny to grow and ever grow.

Although his name seems fitting at first, over time Tiny the Stone Giant grows both in size and strength. His immense strength allows him to grab the closest enemy and hurl them at a target unit. This, combined with his Avalanche spell, gives him the ability to do incredible Area of Effect damage. However, Tiny is also extremely dangerous in one-on-one situations. With proper timing, Tiny can seize an enemy who is afflicted by Avalanche, and Toss them back into the Avalanche effect to take double damage. While this is often enough to instantly kill the more fragile heroes, tougher heroes must also be wary of engaging Tiny. His Craggy Exterior can stun close-range attackers, giving him time to escape or punish them with his crushing blows. It is best to keep this mobile mountain at arm’s length.


1st Skill: Avalanche

Type: Active

Bombards an area with rocks, stunning and damaging enemy land units.

Damage: 100/180/260/300      Stun: 1 sec
Mana Cost: 120    Cool Down: 17 sec

2nd Skill: Toss

Type: Active

Grabs a random unit in a 275 radius around Tiny, friend or enemy, and launches it at the target unit to deal damage where they land. If the tossed unit is an enemy, it will take an extra 20% damage. Toss does more damage as Tiny’s size increases.

Damage: 75/150/225/300( not including size of Tiny)
Mana Cost: 120    Radius: 1300

3rd Skill: Craggy Exterior

Type: Passive

Causes damage to bounce back on Tiny’s attackers. Enemies that attack Tiny from within 300 units have a chance of being stunned for 1.2 seconds.

Chance to Stun: 6%/12%/18%/24%
Damage: 25/35/45/55       Bonus Armor: 2/3/4/5

4th Skill: Grow

Type: Passive

Tiny gains craggy mass that increases his power at the cost of his attack speed. Increases Tossed unit damage and improves movement speed. Upgradable by Aghanim’s Scepter.

Bonus Damage: 50/100/150
Attack Speed Loss: 20/35/50
Movement Speed: 20/40/60
Toss Bonus: 35%/50%/65%
Scepter Bonus Range: 107
Scepter Cleave Damage: 50%
Scepter Bonus Building Damage: 75%
Scepter Toss Bonus: 50%/65%/80%

Skill Build: (from lvl 1 to 16)


Item Build:

Starting Items:

Bottle, Courier (optional)

Early Items:


Blink Dagger, Power Threads or Arcane Boots

Additional Items:

Urn of Shadow, Magic Wand, Aghanim’s Scepter parts

Late Game Items:

Aghanim’s Scepter, Dagon, Blade Mail


Shiva’s Guard, Assault Cuirass, Boots of Travel, Drum of Endurance, Force Staff


Best Team Mates:

Crystal Maiden, Dark Seer, Enigma, Witch Doctor, Wisp

Worst Enemy:

Heroes with Mana Burn that will give Tiny a hard time early on like Lion, Anti Mage, Nyx Assasin

Heroes with Silence like Drow Ranger, Riki, Death Prophet

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