Tinker/Counters

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Anti-Mage
  • Tinker is fragile and vulnerable against carries like Anti-Mage also, Mana Break icon.png Mana Break​ burns away his mana pool and deal bouns physical damage.
  • Tinker's massive mana pool makes Mana Void icon.png Mana Void​ deal large amount of damage.
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Arc Warden
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Clockwerk
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Doom
  • Tinker is heavily reliant on casting his spells and Doom ability icon.png Doom​ can disable all of his four active abilities and all of his items. Especially with Scepter, Tinker has to countdown his death and revive time.
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Legion Commander
  • Press the Attack icon.png Press the Attack​ will dispel Laser icon.png Laser​'s blind and gives her great attack speed and health regeneration.
  • A smart Legion Commander will choose fragile support heroes for Duel icon.png Duel​ like Tinker and at later stages of game, Tinker cannot survive at the end of Duel's duration and this point makes him useless in team fights.
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Lifestealer
  • Rage icon.png Rage​ will dispel Laser icon.png Laser​'s blind and turns him magic immune for the duration so Tinker cannot damage him.
  • Feast icon.png Feast​ will quickly bring down Tinker due to being so fragile.
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Luna
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Night Stalker
  • Night Stalker can easily find Tinker in the trees during Darkness icon.png Darkness​.
  • Void icon.png Void​'s mini-stun and silence will stop Rearm and Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel while also preventing Tinker from fighting back.
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Nyx Assassin
  • His whole skillset act like a counter to Tinker:
  • Impale icon.png Impale​ prevents Tinker from blinding Nyx Assassin or fighting back, while giving Nyx' allies time to catch up to Tinker's position.
  • Mana Burn icon.png Mana Burn​ generally deals more damage to intelligence based heroes like Tinker
  • Spiked Carapace icon.png Spiked Carapace​ can stun Tinker from a distance because of March of the Machines
  • Vendetta icon.png Vendetta​ allows approaching Tinker in the trees or waiting for him in common hiding spots and dealing heavy damage to his low armor
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Pudge
  • He can Meat Hook icon.png Meat Hook​ a Tinker hiding in the trees and follow it up with Dismember icon.png Dismember​ and Rot icon.png Rot​ for an easy solo kill, as Tinker doesn't tend to buy survivability items.
  • His innate magic resistance and huge HP pool from Flesh Heap icon.png Flesh Heap​ makes it hard for Tinker to deal serious damage to Pudge.
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Silencer
  • Arcane Curse icon.png Arcane Curse​ will force Tinker not to cast any spells and if not, he will take more damage.
  • Glaives of Wisdom icon.png Glaives of Wisdom​ deals pure damage and makes quick work of fragile Tinker.
  • Last Word icon.png Last Word​ causes Tinker to get silenced for 6 seconds after casting a spell.
  • Global Silence icon.png Global Silence​ will prevent Tinker to use his spells in team fights, which makes him useless.
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Slark
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Storm Spirit

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Good against...[edit | edit source]

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Shadow Fiend
  • Tinker can deal a great amount of damage against Shadow Fiend's low HP at early game while using a good combination of Laser icon.png Laser​ and Heat-Seeking Missile icon.png Heat-Seeking Missile
  • Laser icon.png Laser​ can also make Shadow Fiend miss a lot of last hits, disabling Necromastery icon.png Necromastery
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Nature's Prophet
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Faceless Void
  • Tinker's Laser icon.png Laser​ can make Faceless Void totally useless especially if Tinker can stay outside of Chronosphere icon.png Chronosphere​ and make him miss all his attacks
  • Faceless Void's Time Dilation icon.png Time Dilation​ can't affect Tinker's as he can have his abilities without cooldown thanks to Rearm icon.png Rearm​, even if his abilities are already affected by Time Dilation icon.png Time Dilation

Others[edit | edit source]

Works well with...[edit | edit source]

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Faceless Void
  • Faceless Void'sChronosphere icon.png Chronosphere​ provides a great setup for Tinkers spells.
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Kunkka
  • X Marks the Spot icon.png X Marks the Spot​ allows Tinker to teleport out of base and get recalled as soon as he's in danger.
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Nature's Prophet
  • Reason
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Spirit Breaker
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Bloodseeker

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