|disables, and can be shut down by intense harassment in the early game.is a carry with a large amount of health and attack damage. In the early game, he uses his and combo to deal burst damage in ganks. As he acquires more items, Tiny transitions into a full-fledged carry, capable of wiping entire teams and demolishing buildings with . With every level in , he gains more damage and armor, although he does lose some attack speed. With a , Tiny also makes an effective initiator. However, Tiny is susceptible to|
Tiny only needsand levels in Avalanche and Toss to deal serious damage, earning kills for his team throughout the mid game. It may be worth it to delay leveling Grow until Avalanche and Toss are maxed out in order to maximize ability damage.
Instead of farming heroes, carry Tiny farms stacks of neutral creep camps, especially ancient ones, by using Tree Grab's splash damage. He should invest in items that grant attack speed to complement his huge attack damage, resulting in consistent damage output in team fights.
|Requires No Target||20||+18 Strength|
|+25 Damage||10||+15 Movement Speed|
Tips & Tactics
- Tiny has high base attack damage, which makes last hitting a breeze.
- Tiny suffers from low mana. In the early game, one ability or ability combo will often use up all his mana.
- Tiny has poor lane presence and should be supported by another hero if necessary.
- Tiny has great strength gain, but poor intelligence and no agility gain.
- Despite his appearance, Tiny's absence of armor in the early game make him vulnerable to physical attacks.
- While Tiny has the potential to be a relentless force in the late game, his scaling process is delicate. Good players must know how to farm well in the early game to keep pace with other carries.
- A poorly farmed Tiny will become a burden to his team in the mid and late game.
- To clear creep waves, Toss enemy ranged creep into enemy melee creeps and finish with Tree Grab attacks or Tree Throw.
- Tossed units take triple damage from Avalanche, bursting most heroes in the early to mid game.
- To perform the combo, get close to the enemy, use Avalanche then Toss right after.
- Since the duration of Toss lasts longer than that of Avalanche, if Tiny wants to take advantage of triple damage Avalanche, he can take the talent that grants Toss charges.
- In the late game though, space out Avalanche and Toss to maximize disabling duration since Tiny relies more on attacks to deal damage at that point.
- When ganking, use Avalanche to stun enemies so Tiny can walk up to them and Toss them to his allies.
- Avalanche has a 600 cast range, and its radius is slightly larger than its visual effect.
- Use then Avalanche to initiate onto groups of enemies.
- Even though Avalanche has no cast point, it still takes some time to actually damage and stun enemies.
- Toss must target an enemy/allied unit, meaning that Tiny cannot simply Toss units anywhere on the map.
- If Toss targets the enemy that is going to be Tossed, that enemy will be thrown straight up in the air, and come back down on the same spot.
- Toss cannot target buildings, but will damage them if the Tossed unit hits the building within its AoE radius.
- To do so, target Toss on an enemy unit next to the building.
- Use Toss as an initiation tool by throwing a hero like or into a group of enemies.
- When chasing a fleeing enemy, Toss an ally with a disable, buying Tiny enough time to catch up.
- Use Toss defensively to throw enemies away from Tiny.
- Use Toss offensively to throw enemies into Tiny's teammates.
- Tiny will Toss the unit closest to him. He cannot directly choose which target to Toss.
- Be careful not to Toss an ally to their death.
- Toss interrupts channeled abilities.
- Toss will remove the debuff when used on enemies, even when the target is tossed straight up.
- Tiny may choose to use Toss after the full duration of Avalanche's stun if he wants to prioritize disabling over damaging, buying time for allies to follow.
- Tree hit charges last until used, so the ability does not need to be conserved while travelling to a fight.
- Use Tree Grab in the laning stage for bonus damage to last hit.
- Area damage from Tree Grab also serves as harassment against enemy heroes.
- Denying a friendly creep does not splash.
- See here for more detailed mechanics of Tree Grab.
- Tree Throw deals more splash damage than Tree Grab attacks, allowing Tiny to clear creeps faster.
- Tree Throw gives vision along its path, revealing enemies hiding in trees.
- Tree Throw can kill courier in one shot.
- Grow buffs Tiny's attack damage, at the cost of degraded attack speed.
- His slow attack speed can be further exploited by enemies with abilities that slow attack speed.
- Grow grants Tiny a large increase in armor to resist enemy attacks, allowing him to be more aggressive in fights.
- keeps Tiny's health up in lane.
- restores health to Tiny.
- gives attributes, increasing health, mana, and damage.
- 's passive health regeneration helps Tiny stay in lane longer; the burst mana also allows Tiny to use more abilities.
- restores some health and mana so Tiny can sustain more damage in lane, or use his abilities in a pinch.
- provides movement speed bonus so Tiny can get close to targets and use abilities on them.
- gives Tiny regeneration to stay in lane and mana to fuel his abilities by storing runes, which can heavily improve his performance if roaming or going mid.
- pads out Tiny's attributes, giving a cheap boost to both his damage for last-hitting and his mana pool for fighting.
- gives useful bonuses to Tiny's overall attributes and increases its charge storing capacity to restore health and mana.
- gives attack speed and appropriate attributes. Switching to intelligence sustains Tiny's abilities usage, while switching to agility grants more attack speed to complement his high attack damage.
- 's double attack compensates for Tiny's low attack speed and synergizes well with his high attack damage, adding even more burst damage to his arsenal. It also grants much-needed mana regeneration and is a reasonably cheap pickup.
- facilitates Avalanche and Toss combo, causing massive burst damage to one or more enemy heroes.
- can be a cheaper alternative to Echo Sabre allowing you to head for Moon Shard or Cuirass directly. Especially by delaying your first ultimate you may opt for a consistent attack frequency.
- will provide enough mana to cast Toss and Avalanche multiple times without exceeding your mana pool. Alternative to Power Treads, catering to a gank-caster based gameplay.
- gives attack speed to increase Tiny's damage output and armor to help Tiny tank physical attacks. The aura lowers buildings' and enemies' armors, complementing Tree Grab's and Grow's bonus attack damage.
- helps Tiny inflict massive critical strike damage, thanks to his absurd attack damage from Tree Grab and Grow.
- spell immunity to allow Tiny to move and attack enemies freely for several seconds, delivering consistent damage in team fights. gives strength and damage, as well as
- grants Tiny massive attack speed increase to complement his powerful attack damage and Tree Grab's splash. Tiny may also choose to consume the shard to gain some attack speed bonus but clear an inventory slot for another late game item. Alternative to Cuirass.
- is an alternative to Bottle as a mana source, letting Tiny cast his expensive spells more easily for a minor health cost.
- grant attack damage and movement speed so Tiny can better approach opponent before having Blink Dagger, suiting an aggressive playstyle.
- gives attack speed, movement speed, and attributes for a low price.
- gives a huge attack speed buff in addition to lifesteal for cheap, letting him smash teams apart with Tree Grab, and the armor loss is offset by Grow.
- grants movement speed, strength, and much needed agility, raising Tiny's attack speed to increase his damage output.
- , an alternative or a complement to Blink Dagger, supplies attack speed and attack damage bonuses. The active Shadow Walk grants invisibility, speeds up Tiny's movement to get in position quicker, and applies burst physical damage when attack out of Shadow Walk.
- turns Tiny into a true tank, giving him lots of strength, health, and health regeneration.
- gives Tiny even more area-of-effect damage to soften enemies up or kill fragile foes outright, especially if he already has his damage items.