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Tiny
Tiny.png
Strength
24 + 3.0
Agility
9 + 0.9
Intelligence
14 + 1.6
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 606 1499 2354
Mana 182 520 936
Damage 61‒67 108-114 153‒159
Armor 0.26 2.43 6.08
Attacks / Second 0.64 0.72 0.88
Movement Speed 285
Turn Rate 0.5
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range Melee
Missile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.49+1
Cast Duration 0.001+0
Base Attack Time 1.7
Collision Size 24

Tiny the Stone Giant is a melee Strength hero with powerful ganking and killing potential. Although he starts off vulnerable in lane with his pitiful mana pool and almost non-existent armor, with a few levels, he gets considerably stronger. His killing power in the early and midgame comes from comboing his two active abilities. Avalanche engulfs an area in a wave of stones, dealing respectable damage and stunning enemies. Toss allows Tiny to pick up a random unit near himself and launch it at the designated location, dealing damage to all enemies at the location as well as additional damage to the thrown unit if an enemy. It can be used to displace an ally within the enemy team, but is mostly used on enemies themselves to deliver massive damage. If chained immediately with Avalanche, it will also double the damage the target takes from Avalanche, allowing Tiny to easily dispatch fragile enemy heroes in a matter of seconds. Although his nuking potential with his two active abilities is already considerable, his passives, Craggy Exterior and Grow turn Tiny into a formidable physical combatant as well. Craggy Exterior provides Tiny with some much needed armor, and gives him a chance to stun enemies that attack him from too close, making Tiny a potent counter to fast-attacking melee heroes. Grow increases Tiny's size and provides him a massive boost to his attack damage, movespeed, and Toss damage, at the cost of some attack speed. Aghanim's Scepter is an almost essential item on Tiny since it allows him to permanently equip a tree, giving him extra attack range as well as a powerful cleaving attack. Although Tiny initially lives up to his name by starting off small and weak, much like an avalanche, he quickly grows in size and strength until he becomes a hulking behemoth with enormous health and damage output. This gives Tiny the potential to become one of the strongest carries in late game situations.

Bio[edit]

Tiny Tiny, the Stone Giant
Play "My enemies break upon me like surf upon the stone."
Role: Pip disabler.png Disabler / Pip ganker.png Nuker / Pip initiator.png Initiator / Pip tank.png Durable
Lore: 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 use 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.
Voice: Eric Newsome (Responses)

Gameplay[edit]

Abilities[edit]

Avalanche
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
Q
V
Avalanche icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Point Enemies Magical
Bombards an area with rocks, stunning and damaging enemy land units.
Cast Range: 600
Effect Radius: 275
Total Damage: 100/180/260/300
Stun Duration: 1
Cooldown 17 Mana 120
Inanimate rock becomes animate when called by the Stone Giant.

Notes:

  • An enemy under the effect of Toss icon.png Toss, will take double damage from Avalanche icon.png Avalanche.
  • Deals 4 instances of damage, dealing 1/4th the total damage in each instance.
  • The first instance occurs 0.25 seconds after the cast.
  • The stun ends exactly 1.25 seconds after the cast (and starts 0.25 seconds after the cast). So if you get hit by the 4th instance, you will be stunned for 0.25 seconds.

Toss
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
W
T
Toss icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit or Rune Units Magical
Grabs a random unit in a 275 radius around Tiny, friend or enemy, and launches it at the target unit or rune 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.
Cast Range: 1300
Pickup Radius: 250
Damage Radius: 275
Damage: 75/150/225/300
Toss Duration: 1.3
Cooldown 9 Mana 120
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Spell immune units can be tossed. Spell immune enemies cannot be targeted by Toss but spell immune allies can.
Tiny's gargantuan stature allows him to catapult even the sturdiest of warriors.

Notes:

  • The tossed unit travels at a speed based on the distance between it and the target, capped at 2307.
    • The speed doesn't instantly adapt if the distance changes, but rather accelerates or decelerates at a certain rate.
  • The tossed unit can be avoided by blinking or moving rapidly, but cannot technically be disjointed.
    • This means the tossed unit can fly up to 3000 range away when the target teleports far enough away.
    • In order to avoid the tossed unit, upon cast of Toss, the minimum required distance to avoid it is 3000, degreasing by 230. for each 0.1 second of Toss' duration.
  • An enemy under the effect of Toss icon.png Toss, will take double damage from Avalanche icon.png Avalanche.
  • Buildings cannot be targeted, but will take 33% damage (25/50/75/100) from a unit being tossed near them.
  • The 20% extra damage, and the further increased values from Grow icon.png Grow are only applied to the tossed enemy unit.
    • Other enemy units (including buildings) within the radius only take the basic damage.
  • Invisibile enemy units cannot be tossed, but will still take damage from a unit being tossed onto or near them.
  • Units in the Fog of War can be tossed if they are within a 275 radius of Tiny, but cannot be selected as a target.
  • Units tossed in the air lose their collision size for the duration, so units can path below them.
  • The tossed unit takes 20% more damage from Toss icon.png Toss. Grow icon.png Grow increases this to 35%/50/65%, and with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter to 50%/65%/80%.
    • Level 0 Grow icon.png Grow: 90/180/270/360 damage.
    • Level 1 Grow icon.png Grow: 101.25/202.50/303.75/405 (112.50/225.00/337.50/450) damage.
    • Level 2 Grow icon.png Grow: 112.50/225.00/337.50/450 (123.75/247.50/371.25/495) damage.
    • Level 3 Grow icon.png Grow: 123.75/247.50/371.25/495 (135/270/405/540) damage.
  • Tossed allies will take no damage.

Craggy Exterior
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be used by illusions. Play
E
C
Craggy Exterior icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Causes damage to bounce back on Tiny's attackers. Enemies that attack Tiny from within 300 units have a chance of being stunned.
Maximum Radius: 300
Proc Chance: 10%/15%/20%/25%
Damage: 25/35/45/55
Armor Bonus: 2/3/4/5
Stun Duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
Melee warriors tend to find attacking the Stone Giant largely ineffective.

Notes:

  • Works on direct attacks within 300 range of Tiny, thus ranged attackers also can be affected.
  • The stun and damage occur at the beginning of the attack, not when the attack lands.
  • Works against invisible units, but they won't be revealed.

Grow
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be purged. Partially usable by illusions. Play
R
W
Grow icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Self Physical
Tiny gains craggy mass that increases his power at the cost of his attack speed. Increases Tossed unit damage and improves movement speed.
Attack Damage Bonus: 50/100/150
Attack Speed Loss: 20/35/50
Move Speed Bonus: 40/50/60
Toss Damage Increase: 35%/50%/65% (50%/65%/80%*)
Attack Range Bonus: 0 (107*)
Cleave Radius: 0 (400*)
Cleave Damage: 0 (50%*)
Building Damage Bonus: 0 (75%*)
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Aghanim's cleave cannot be blocked.
Partially usable by illusions. Illusions benefit from everything, except for the cleave and bonus damage against buildings.
Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). Tiny equips a tree, increasing his attack range, damage versus buildings, and granting a cleave attack. Improves Tossed unit damage.
Watching a hill become a mountain is awe-inspiring - especially if the mountain begins laying waste to adversaries.

Notes:

  • Each level changes Tiny's appearance, making him bigger and making his voice deeper.
  • If Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter is purchased, Tiny will equip a tree, regardless of level. However, he will not experience improved Toss icon.png Toss damage, attack range, cleave, or bonus building damage until Grow icon.png Grow is leveled at least once.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter increases attack range to 235 (still considered as melee), gives 50% cleave in a 400 radius, and deals 75% bonus damage to structures.
    • Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value.
    • The cleave damages a circular area in front of Tiny.
    • As with all cleave, the Tree Cleave stacks with Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury and Empower icon.png Empower.

Recommended Items[edit]

Explanation:
Starting:

  • Purchasing a Clarity icon.png Clarity or two at the start of the game will help offset Tiny's tiny mana pool.

Early-game:

  • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick restores some health and mana so Tiny can sustain more damage in lane, or use his spells in a pinch.
  • Bracer icon.png Bracer is an excellent cost efficient item which can be turned into a Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance later on. It provides good bonuses to his attributes as well as an increase to his health pool.
  • Bottle icon.png Bottle helps Tiny refill his mana and health pool, especially useful if he is playing in the middle lane.

Core:

  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand is an inexpensive upgrade from Magic Stick that gives useful bonuses to Tiny's overall attributes and increases its charge storing capacity.
  • Phase Boots icon.png Phase Boots helps with pursuing enemies and adds a bit of damage to Tiny's attack.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter grants Tiny a cleave, extra auto-attack damage against buildings, extra auto-attack range, and increased Toss icon.png Toss damage.

Situational:

  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger can be used in conjunction with the Avalanche/Toss combo, causing massive burst damage to one or more enemy heroes.
  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass and Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance give attack speed, which is well needed after putting some points into Grow. Their auras are also useful to the rest of your team.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque gives Tiny lots of Strength and health.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse allows Tiny to use his abilities more often, as well as a useful disable to keep enemies within hitting distance.
  • One critical strike from Daedalus icon.png Daedalus can produce massive damage, thanks to Tiny's naturally high attack damage.

Equipment[edit]


Tips[edit]

  • Using Avalanche icon.png Avalanche and then Toss icon.png Tossing an enemy hero into the avalanche allows the avalanche to damage the target twice as much. This effect also occurs if you reverse the order by using Toss and then Avalanche.
  • Getting Grow icon.png Grow at level six is highly recommended as the extra move speed and attack damage adds more damage to your combo than points in Avalanche icon.png Avalanche or Toss icon.png Toss alone, especially since Toss' damage to the tossed unit gets increased by the ultimate as well.
  • While Craggy Exterior icon.png Craggy Exterior does alleviate Tiny's lack of armor, waiting until Avalanche and Toss are maxed to put your first point into it greatly increases Tiny's killing potential and farming potential.
  • Early game, tossing an allied initiator such as Slardar icon.png Slardar, Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker or Tidehunter icon.png Tidehunter at foes can set their spells up perfectly. Tiny may also throw Techies icon.png Techies in order to use them as a devastating hand grenade.
  • However, tossing team mates can potentially be devastating. When facing enemy heroes such as a Clockwerk icon.png Clockwerk with Power Cogs icon.png Power Cogs will likely result in serious damage or death to your team mate. As such, a player must use his discretion when utilising Toss icon.png Toss.
  • Grow icon.png Grow gives Tiny the highest natural attack damage in the game, at the cost of degraded attack speed. If Tiny gets a good standing during the middle phase, Tiny can be equipped with attack speed items to increase its already dangerous power (such as Mask of Madness icon.png Mask of Madness).
  • Tiny teams up particularly well with Io icon.png Io, due to Io's ultimate Relocate icon.png Relocate and the attack speed boost from Overcharge icon.png Overcharge, both being of great use to Tiny.
  • Toss icon.png Toss will throw a unit regardless of it being spell immune or not (excluding ancient creeps). Sometimes you can use Toss to interrupt channeling spells being performed by spell immune heroes like Sand King icon.png Sand King's Epicenter icon.png Epicenter.
  • An alternative build to the Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger approach is to rush a Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade. The Shadow Blade grants attack speed and some Damage. The invisibility allows Tiny to position more effectively, while the attack speed synergizes with Grow icon.png Grow and allows it to be purchased earlier, at the cost being detected and not being able to initiate under tower vision. This often combos into the Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter pickup.
  • Although not listed, Manta Style icon.png Manta Style is a great item for Carry Tiny as the illusions can make use of Aghanim's additional range and massive bonus damage from Grow icon.png Grow as it is considered as base damage. It also gives +41 attack speed(+26 Agility Agility, +15 raw attack speed), +10 Strength Strength and +10% movement speed as well. Remember that cleave and 75% bonus damage on buildings from Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade do not work on illusions.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tiny's quote "Play Tiny Smash!" is a reference to Hulk, a well-known superhero from the Marvel Universe.
  • Tiny has the lowest base stat of any hero.

Update History[edit]

December 17, 2014 Patch Update 5

  • Fixed Toss icon.png Toss duration to take 1.3 seconds.

March 14, 2013 Patch

  • Added sound effects for various Tiny icon.png Tiny deaths.

January 31, 2013 Patch

December 06, 2012 Patch

September 27, 2012 Patch

  • Added custom sounds when Tiny icon.png Tiny has an Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter equipped and is attacking with a tree.

August 15, 2012 Patch

June 28, 2012 Patch

April 12, 2012 Patch

March 08, 2012 Patch

  • Added rival taunts and misc. lines to Razor icon.png Razor, Zeus icon.png Zeus, Tiny icon.png Tiny and Tidehunter icon.png Tidehunter to fill out basic voice set.

March 01, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Tiny icon.png Tiny's tree not being properly equipped in his stone grip.
  • Fixed being able to trigger Essence Aura icon.png Essence Aura with Toss icon.png Toss when there are no valid targets to toss.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Tiny icon.png Tiny received two new animations when holding a tree.

January 19, 2012 Patch

January 12, 2012 Patch

October 27, 2011 Patch

  • Toss icon.png Toss will now show an error message if he has nothing near him to toss when he reaches cast range.

September 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Toss icon.png Toss not destroying trees
  • Fixed a bug where characters who had model changes (such as Tiny icon.png Tiny when using Grow icon.png Grow) would not have their selection boxes updated to match the new model.

September 15, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Toss icon.png Toss not destroying trees
  • Fixed a bug where characters who had model changes (such as Tiny icon.png Tiny when using Grow icon.png Grow) would not have their selection boxes updated to match the new model.

September 09, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed buffs like Craggy Exterior icon.png Craggy Exterior not refreshing their stats on the client or updating the stat display with new values.

August 02, 2011 Patch

  • Adjusted the gravity of Toss icon.png Toss such that it takes 1 second on level ground.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed animation issues.

July 08, 2011 Patch

July 01, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Avalanche icon.png Avalanche to do 4 ticks rather than 7.
  • Fixed Avalanche icon.png Avalanche to stun for exactly 1 second regardless of when you first were hit by it.

June 24, 2011 Patch

  • Fixing a bug where we were using the level for Toss icon.png Toss instead of the level for Grow icon.png Grow when we hadn't leveled grow yet. This was giving Toss icon.png Toss 60% more damage before you had leveled Grow icon.png Grow.
  • Fixed Toss icon.png Toss to work on spell immune units.
  • Fixed Tiny icon.png Tiny being able to toss ancient creeps.

April 09, 2011 Patch

March 12, 2011 Patch

March 03, 2011 Patch

  • Removed Tiny icon.png Tiny, Enigma icon.png Enigma and Viper icon.png Viper from "New heroes" list, so they won't be the only ones chosen with Random Hero.
  • Fixed Avalanche icon.png Avalanche to be a projectile under the hood, so it has a bit of delay now.
  • Fixed Avalanche icon.png Avalanche lasting 0.5 seconds too long.
  • Fixed Grow icon.png Grow damage being added as bonus damage rather than base damage.

February 19, 2011 Patch

February 09, 2011 Patch

  • Toss icon.png Toss victim will now do AoE damage upon landing, even if it dies in mid-air.

Balance Changelog[edit]

6.83

6.81

6.79

  • Craggy Exterior icon.png Craggy Exterior
    • Increased proc chance from 6%/12%/18%/24% to 10%/15%/20%/25%.
    • Increased Stun duration from 1.2 to 1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5.

6.78

  • Reduced Toss icon.png Toss cooldown from 10 to 9.
  • Can now Toss icon.png Toss units towards Runes.

6.75

  • Increased Toss icon.png Toss cast range from 700/900/1100/1300 to 1300 on each level.

6.73

Passive
Attack range bonus: 107
Cleave radius: 400
Cleave damage: 50%
Building bonus damage: 75%

6.72d

  • Undid melee hero collision change from 6.72c

6.72c

  • Melee hero collision size now reduced from 24 to 12.

6.72

  • Toss icon.png Tossed allied units no longer take damage. (they used to take the 20% tossed unit damage).

6.71

  • Increased Grow icon.png Grow attack damage bonus from 40/80/120 to 50/100/150.

6.70

6.69

  • War Club
    • Increased attack count from 3 to 6.
    • Increased cleave radius from 300 to 400.

6.68

War Club
Can target trees to pick them up as weapons. Makes your attack range longer, gives you bonus damage against buildings and cleave for a few attacks. Increases Toss icon.png Tossed unit bonus damage from 35%/50%/65% to 50%/65%/80%.
Cast range: 100
Number of attacks: 3
Attack range bonus: 107
Cleave radius: 350
Cleave damage: 50%
building damage bonus: 150%
cooldown: 30

6.67

6.63

6.60

  • Fixed Tiny's illusions appearing small with any Grow icon.png Grow level.
  • Craggy Exterior icon.png Craggy Exterior
    • Now increases armor by 3/4/5/6.
    • Now triggers off of units with 300 range rather than just based on melee classification.

6.58

6.54

  • Avalanche icon.png Avalanche
    • Now damages tossed units twice, instead of hitting them indefinite times.
    • No longer affects ancient creeps and Roshan.
  • Toss icon.png Toss
    • No longer uses manacost/cooldown if the cast because of no valid tossable units being nearby.
    • Now seeks its target, instead of landing where the target was upon cast (not disjointable).
    • Now deals magical damage, instead of universal damage.
  • Fixed a minor bug with Grow icon.png Grow.

6.44

  • Fixed a rare bug with Toss icon.png Toss.

6.33

6.31

  • Reduced Toss icon.png Tossed unit extra damage from 50% to 20%. Each level of Grow icon.png Grow now increases that damage by 15% (to 35%/50%/65%).
    • Tossed allied units always take the 20% damage, no matter on what level Grow is.
  • Grow icon.png Grow
    • No longer grants 1 armor per level (1/2/3 -> 0/0/0)
    • Recoded ability to get rid of the following unwanted effects upon leveling:
    Refreshing of all of Tiny's ability and item cooldowns.
    disjointing of projectiles.
    dispeling of buffs and debuffs.
    Clearing of targetings done towards Tiny, including aggro loss from lane and neutral creeps.
    Interrupting of Tiny's current orders.

6.27

6.25

  • Reduced Avalanche icon.png Avalanche manacost from 140 to 120.
  • Toss icon.png Toss
    • Now does partial damage (33% of area damage) to buildings.
    • Reduced manacost from 135 to 120.

6.24

6.22

  • Avalanche icon.png Avalanche
    • Reduced cast range from 700 to 600.
    • Increased cooldown from 15 to 20.

6.20

6.19

  • Can no longer Toss icon.png Toss a unit towards a courier.
  • Fixed Grow icon.png Grow location in the hud when learning.

6.17

  • Avalanche icon.png Avalanche
    • Increased cooldown from 13 to 15.
    • Reduced cast range from 750 to 700.

6.14

  • Avalanche icon.png Avalanche
    • Increased cooldown from 11 to 13.
    • Increased manacost from 95/105/115/125 to 140.

6.13

6.10

6.07

  • Fixed various issues with Grow icon.png Grow in Deathmatch mode and some memory leak issues.

6.06

6.05

  • Increased Avalanche icon.png Avalanche radius from 275 to 325.
  • Fixed few issues caused by leveling Grow icon.png Grow multiple times rapidly (would cause loss of all items in the inventory).

6.04

  • Grow icon.png Grow
    • Now grants 1 armor on each level (1/2/3).
    • Fixed location in the hud.

6.03b

6.03

  • Tiny no longer requires wood to revive.

6.01

  • Can no longer Toss icon.png Toss units towards ancient creeps and Roshan (Toss can't target them anymore, but they still can be tossed towards other units).

6.00

  • Created.

Replaced Abilities[edit]

War Club (6.68-6.72f)
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be purged. Cannot be used by illusions.
D
W
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Trees Self Physical
Picks up a tree to give the Stone Giant bonus damage against buildings, cleave and increased attack range. Lasts for 6 strikes.
Cast Range: 100
Number of Attacks: 6
Attack Range Bonus: 107
Cleave Radius: 350
Cleave Damage: 50%
Building Damage Bonus: 150%
Cooldown 30

Notes:

  • This ability turned passive and got merged with Grow icon.png Grow.
  • Interupts queued orders upon cast.
  • Increases attack range to 235 (still considered as melee).
  • Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value.
  • The cleave damages a circular area in front of Tiny.
  • The tree disappears and the attack range bonus is lost upon dying or activating Manta Style icon.png Manta Style, but the cleave and extra damage against building stays for the remaining attacks.

Gallery[edit]

See Also[edit]