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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Bristleback decreases Tiny's high burst damage against Bristleback.
    • Tiny's high damage will also proc Bristleback multiple times.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo will lower Tiny's low base armor to even negative values.
  • Quill Spray can be hard to deal with in lane due to the lack of armor Tiny has.
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  • Feast will deal a large amount of damage to Tiny's large health pool.
  • Rage protects Lifestealer from Tiny's magical burst damage.
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  • Lion will continuously Mana Drain Tiny, depleting his small mana pool for his abilities.
  • Hex will keep Tiny from using his high damage spells and attack damage.
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  • Corrosive Haze further extends Tiny's vulnerability to physical damage.
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  • Viper's many slows and poisons make him the perfect disabler against the low attack speed Tiny.
  • Corrosive Skin helps against Tiny's magic burst.

Others[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar completely cancels Tiny's burst potential if the enemy quick enough to activate it.
  • Desolator icon.png Desolator and Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass reduce Tiny's already very low armor, making him very vulnerable to physical damage.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard reduces Tiny's already low attack Speed and its active helps to kite him in a fight.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Tiny can quickly clear Spiderlings with his active abilities and cleave.
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  • Avalanche and Toss prevents Meepo's Poof escape or using town portal scroll.
  • He doesn't need to aim the weakest clone while he is grabbing tree.
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  • Avalanche, Toss, and Grab Tree combo makes a short work of Naga Siren's illusions.

Others[edit]

  • Squishy heroes, usually supports, like Io minimap icon.png Io, Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition, Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light etc can die instantly from Tiny's magic burst.
  • Tiny can deal with Visage minimap icon.png Visage's Gravekeeper's Cloak quickly, as Avalanche deals damage in enough instances to completely remove all 4 layers of the passive. With Visage's lower than average Armor, a well positioned stun can allow Tiny to kill Visage easily.

Works well with...[edit]

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  • Earthshaker is a great hero to Toss into fights, where he can use Echo Slam right away.
  • Earthshaker's many stuns also help keep enemies in place for Tiny to beat down.
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  • Empower makes Tiny's high base damage even greater.
  • Reverse Polarity puts enemies in one convenient spot for Tiny to burst them with his magic damage and cleave.
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  • Slardar is a great hero to Toss into fights, where he can stun the enemy he lands next to.
  • Corrosive Haze will also allow Tiny to kill enemies in no time.
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  • Tidehunter is a great hero to Toss into fights, where he can use Ravage right away.
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  • Tiny and Pudge can make quite a deadly duo, with Tiny able to use Toss to engage by tossing Pudge onto an enemy, or tossing an enemy onto Pudge so Pudge can get a Dismember off.
  • Another good reason is (if you really want to get tactical with Toss and Meat Hook) that Tiny can Toss Pudge into a spot where he can get a good hook, and grab an enemy for the kill or save an ally.

Others[edit]

  • Attack speed buffs like Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker's Alacrity, Beastmaster minimap icon.png Beastmaster's Inner Beast and Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi's Bloodlust will benefit Tiny greatly.
  • In general, any hero with an AoE initiation ability can be Tossed into a group of enemies.
  • In general, any hero with a ranged stun can set up early kills in lane for Tiny.
  • A hero that can set up for an easy Avalanche-Toss combo, like Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman or Lion minimap icon.png Lion, will help Tiny to burst down enemies.

Items[edit]

  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass's attack speed and armor greatly benefits Tiny's lack of armor and agility.
  • Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre increase Tiny's damage output and provide slowness to the target. Also Combine it with Tree Volley (after building Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter) to make an AOE slow, easily cause them to take full damage from the ability.