Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dota 2 Tusk Guide

Tusk Dota 2 Guide
This is a Dota 2 hero guide for Tusk.

Dota 2 name: Tusk
DotA name: Ymir - Tuskarr
HoN Counterpart: None
Affiliation: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Strength

"Who's ready for a fight? The first hit is free! Anyone?"

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Dota 2 Lore - Tusk:
It had been a brawl to remember. There stood Ymir, the Tusk, the Terror from the Barrier, the Snowball from Cobalt, the only fighter to have bested the Bristled Bruiser in a fair fight, and now the last man standing in Wolfsden Tavern. What started as a simple bar bet of supremacy ended with four regulars, a blacksmith, and six of the Frost Brigade's best soldiers writhing against the shards and splinters of almost every bottle, mug, and chair in the building. The Tusk boasted and toasted his victory as he emptied his brew.

No sooner had the defeated regained consciousness than the cries for double-or-nothing rang out. The Tusk was pleased at the prospect, but none could think of a bet bigger than the one he just conquered. Horrified at the damage to his tavern and desperate to avoid another brawl, the barkeep had an idea. As skilled as he was, Ymir had never taken part in a real battle, never tested himself against the indiscriminate death and chaos of war. He proposed a wager to the fighter: seek out the biggest battle he could find, survive, and win it for whichever side he chose. The stakes? The next round of drinks.

Dota 2 Tusk Guide

Tusk Skill 1: Ice Shards (Q)
Tusk compresses 5 shards of ice into a ball of frozen energy that damages all enemies it comes in contact with. If the ball comes in contact with an enemy hero or reaches its maximum range the shards are released, creating a barrier that lasts for 5 seconds.

Tusk Skill 2: Snowball (W)
Tusk and any nearby allied heroes roll in a quickly growing snowball towards the target enemy unit. Any victims caught in the snowball's path take damage and are briefly stunned; the final target takes extra damage and extra stun duration.

Tusk Skill 3: Frozen Sigil (E)
Tuskar summons a Frozen Sigil by calling upon the deepest cold of winter. The Sigil creates a snowstorm which slows all enemy units within 600 range.

Tusk Skill 4: Walrus Punch (R)
Tusk prepares his mighty Walrus Punch; his next attack will do a critical strike and launch the victim into the air. The victim will be slowed upon landing and take damage.

Dota 2 Tuskarr Strategy Guide

Tusk Skill Build 

1- Snowball
2 - Ice Shards
3 - Ice Shards
4 - Snowball
5 - Ice Shards
6 - Walrus Punch
7 - Ice Shards
8 - Snowball
9 - Snowball
10 - Frozen Sigil
11 - Walrus Punch
12 - Frozen Sigil
13 - Frozen Sigil
14 - Frozen Sigil
15 - Stats
16 - Walrus Punch
17 to 25 - Stats

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  1. VERY mana and spell dependant, consider getting intel items and avoid silencers. I agree his first maxed skills should be either shards or snowball and only get a lot of sigil if youre against someone who loves attackspeed. And just for fun, get Shiva's for armor(durability), the staff(mana), and the ice theme(why the hell not :) Last note I want to add, you need your team but can screw them if you miss use spells, careful who goes in with the snowball and aim your shards from a good position.

  2. For the Item build:
    A Shadow Blade is a must have, because you can initiate easier with it... you should also build imo a heart of tarrasque, 1. because you are a STRENGH hero and 2nd because you need to survivability from it.
    Thanks or the guide, Im going to test it now!

  3. Armlet. A free 10+ levels and damage to crit with. Lets you snowball out of control when you out level everyone. Also, always solo mid.Once you hit level six its a free kill at mid and you can make the most out of a bottle


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