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Guide to Leviathan, the Tide hunter
Hello, readers. This is my first guide so any feedback is good. Plz dun comment on no pics!!I dunno how to insert pics!!!After a year playing DOTA, I started using Leviathan. I am surprised at how he can kill easily without eve using his ultimate. His ultimate is a Game BREAKING skill. With the above average move speed and great skills, he dominates the game with beckoning force.

Foreword
Greatest of the sea giants, Leviathan was sealed away in the aftermath of the war between the Old Gods and the Titans in ancient times. Now released by the Lich King to aid in his crusade against the Sentinel, he cleaves through waves of enemies with his mighty anchor, breaking enemy sieges before they even begin. As terrible a foe on land as he is in water, those who stand before the Tidehunter are swept away in a sea of spikes, eviscerated as he closes in to pulverize those left to receive his wrath.

STATS
Strength - 22 + 3 (Primary)
Agility - 15 + 1.5
Intelligence- 16 + 1.7
Hp:568
Mana:208
Base damage 47-53
Attack range of 100 (melee)
Base Armor 3.1
Movement speed of 310
He has quite bad starting stats and decent stat gain for strength heroes. His strength gain is awesome, agility gain decent and Intel growth good for a STR hero.
Pros and cons
Pros
• Great farmer
• Good intiator
• High life and good str gain
• Ulti can turn the tides of the battle and is shit!!
• Has a free vanguard and buff remover(almost vanguard)
• Has a free percentage based battle fury
• Has a nuke which reduce armor, slow and damages
• Can chase with high movement speed and slow
Also has only 2 skills!!2 hotkeys only
Cons
• No escape mechanism
• NOT VERY LONG STUN
• TOO BIG(BIG AND VERY NOTICABLE TARGET
• Ulti has long cd
Tidehunter Skill Descriptions

Gush (G)


Summons a spirit of the tides to damage an enemy unit. Reduces the movement speed by 40% and armor of the enemy unit. Lasts 4 seconds.

Level 1 - Reduces armor by 2, deals 110 damage
Level 2 - Reduces armor by 3, deals 160 damage
Level 3 - Reduces armor by 4, deals 210 damage
Level 4 - Reduces armor by 5, deals 260 damage

Mana Cost: 120
Cool down: 12

Take the advantages of this skill in early minutes: short cooldown, movement speed reduction, high damage and armor reduction which is gonna deal more physical damage with your mate. In late game, this skill is still useful with its short cooldown and movement speed reduction.


Kraken Shell
Creates a thick armor shell around Leviathan that protects him against attacks. Whenever he loses 600 hitpoints from player based damage, it removes negative buffs. Damage counter gets reset if no damage taken in 6 seconds. Damage block doesn't stack with Stout Shield, Poor Man's Shield or Vanguard.

Level 1 - Reduces attack damage by 7
Level 2 - Reduces attack damage by 14
Level 3 - Reduces attack damage by 21
Level 4 - Reduces attack damage by 28

It helps against physical damage early game. Similar to a vanguard’s block.This skill also cancels negative buffs!!
Such as: shadow word and veno,s attacks!! Doom deserves a special mention-the skill shuts it completely.Still,you can use ur DPS to win this!!

Anchor Smash

Leviathan swings his mighty anchor with a vengeance. Gives a 20% chance to deal bonus damage to nearby enemies.

Level 1 - Deals 75 damage in a small radius
Level 2 - Deals 115 damage in a small radius
Level 3 - Deals 155 damage in a small radius
Level 4 - Deals 200 damage in a small radius

This skill almost works like a free Battlefury, but instead it's percentage-based. It is more useful when he has high attack speed, his DPS will increase. This skill can also be skilled early game because 200 damage 20% of the time is IMBA.

Ravage (V)

Slams the ground, causing waves of spikes to ring the hero in all directions. Deals damage and stuns. Area increases per level.

Level 1 - Deals 250 damage. 1.5 seconds stun. 850 AoE
Level 2 - Deals 350 damage. 1.8 seconds stun. 950 AoE
Level 3 - Deals 450 damage. 2.25 seconds stun. 1050 AoE

Cooldown: 150
Mana Cost: 150/225/325

This skill is used to initiate team battles. With big Area of Effect, it is easy to land and will cause every enemy around him stunned. Also good for chasing enemies. They see you blink they will scream and help themselves for choosing a tomb. Their last words will be”EEK!!RUN!!!”Too bad.. they got caught!!
Tidehunter Skill Build

Level 1: Gush/kraken shell
Level 2: any skill or stats
Level 3: Gush/kraken shell
Level 4: Any skill or stats
Level 5: Gush/kraken shell
Level 6: Ravage
Level 7: Gush/kraken shell
Level 8: Kraken Shell/gush
Level 9: Kraken Shell/gush
Level 10: Anchor Smash/stats
Level 11: Ravage
Level 12: Anchor Smash
Level 13: Anchor Smash
Level 14: Anchor Smash
Level 15: Stats/anchor smash
Level 16: Ravage
Levels 17-25: Stats

Explanation-
Gush is maxed as it is your main nuke. However, Kraken shell is my choice because it helps with survivality, farming, getting to level 6 and pushing. Gush, however is not to be used as it cost 120 mana while your mana is only 208!! Stats may help too. What skill you want to choose is based on personal preference.

Item Build-

Starting game
3 Branches to help with last hitting, mana pool, and can be turned to Magic wand later.2 gauntlets for last hitting and survivality. Healing Salve for burst heals, what else??You may choose to substitute a gauntlet for a circlet of nobility. Changing salve to tango is okay too. Quelling Blade is optional.

Early Game-
Boots of speed is a must as it increases speed to chase opponents after the slow effect of gush is over, urn since you will be killing at level 6++. Magic wand for instant gush usage. 2 Bracers also can be made instead of urn but that is just OVERKILL stats.(15 to str, 9 to others) and takes up 3 spaces.

Mid Game
You should have about a few kills at this time so grab yourself a power treads and a MOM. If you can’t at least have a boots and Mask of Death. I am NOT a fan of Kelens dagger. Yes it gives u an escape mechanism but why??You are DPS and Tank. You are supposed to just straightly go in and Ravage. They will run.


Late Game

Assault,power treads,MOM,HoT,1 bracer,Tp sroll

Get these items and your opponent should say OMGWTF The boss is coming!! Run!!
Always carry a TP SCROLL.

RICH TIDEHUNTER
Anything you fancy. My personal is: BOT,SATANIC,AC,Hot,Guinsoo,Linkens.-.-

Situational Items
•BKB- This item has 2 advantages:It makes you look even bigger and scarier plus it gives you time to smash those annoying casters!!I think Linkens is enough to cover that.Use this only when you are desperate.

Lightning Hammer- If you are too rich and have nothing to spend on.

•Battle Fury Cleave. Makes it look like u are using anchor smash. Get this if you want to be farmer and pusher.

•Gem-Against lots of invi heroes??Take this. They will never kill you unless something happens like when you did not farm or kill in the GAME.

Rejected Items

•Divine and radiance- OVERKILLING DON’T YOU THINK??HAVE MERCY ON THEM OR ELSE THEY QUIT IN GARENA.

•Buriza de Kyanon- THEY BEG U 4 MERCY,MERCY MERCY…. DO ALL THE REJECTED ITEMS IF U PEOPLE AGREE TO NOT LEAVE.

•WRAITH BANDS AND NULL TALISMANS- ARE Accessories for female heroes. BRACERS WITH A DRAGON MARK ARE MALE HEROES FRIENDS.

•DaGon- Man, YOU CAN TANK SO WHY NEED SO FAST TO KILL ANYWAY THIS IS JUST A WASTE OF MONEY.

•Eatheral Blade- U are DPS AND TANK, NOT GANK. You rely on hits to kill!!Gush is there only for slow and armor reduction. This THING IS SO BAD ON TIDEHUNTER!!.AGI is wasted, Intel is wasted, Ghost form is wasted, Str is used but there are much better items than this!!!

•Cranium Basher- NEVER EVER GET THIS FOR HIM.THIS THING IS SHIT FOR HIM.TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY!!

Strategy-Early Game
Get your starting items, then go bottom lane if you are Sentinel, top lane if you are scourge.
If you chose to go Mid, this is not a Guide for you. The objective is to farm, Farm, FARM. Get as many last hits as you can but stay away if you know the enemy hero is going to hit you.
At level 6, It is time for you to gank, Gank, GANK. Use gush on a enemy hero, then hit the enemy. When his Hp is low, Gush him again and continue to hit. If he still has life, you RAVAGE him. Trust me, Team Fights don’t start till you are level 10 or so.Allow me to do the calculations for you:
Gush-420 dmg*75%=315 dmg+hits(at least 3)+Ravage-250*75%=188 dmg.
TOTAL=315+188+3 to 8 hits
=503 life reduction and about 240 dmg for physical hits.

Strategy-Mid Game
You should have your bracers/urn ,boots and magic wand by now. Continue killing enemies who go to your lane. Knock down the towers at that lane. Go participate in team fights and get enough money to buy the core items.

Strategy-Late Game
Kill heroes , farm, push and destroy the opponents frozen throne or world tree.

Strategy-Way Late Game
OMG this game hasn’t end yet??Buy the OVERKILL ITEMS AND KILL!!!!





Leviathan the Tidehunter
Author: MaGic3mulsion
Map Vers.: 6.69c

Guide to Leviathan

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Date Posted: 11/13/10
Last Comment:17/11/2010
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