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PEW! PEW! PEW PEW PEW! How to solo mid as Tinker

November 13, 2012 by rGOD
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Dominance build

DotA2 Hero: Tinker

Purchase Order


Mantle of Intelligence
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch


Soul Ring
Magic Wand
Boots of Travel


Dagon 1
Force Staff


Scythe of Vyse
Shiva's Guard
Blink Dagger
Black King Bar


Manta Style
Linken's Sphere
Orchid Malevolence
Ethereal Blade

Hero Skills


1 12 13 14

Heat Seeking Missile

4 6 9 10

March of the Machines

2 3 5 7


8 11 18


15 16 17

PEW! PEW! PEW PEW PEW! How to solo mid as Tinker

November 13, 2012


First of all, Hello. My name is rGOD, and i'll introduce you concepts of how to dominate as tinker in the middle lane.
In the sequence i'll explain how to build your skill sequence(it's not an exact science) and teach you some tricks( like woods blink, shifting your actions and so on).
Let's get it on.



-Very flexible hero
-Good anti push(March)
-Great nuke that makes enemy miss last-hit(laser)
-Can easily force the enemy's carry go home(laser-rearm-laser-rearm-�)
-Magnificent game control rearming BOTs


-Player must have good map awareness
-Very squish
-Must have quick fingers
-No scape mecanism until you finish your forcestaff/dagger

Skill Explanation and Justification

Laser: Why should I only lv up one lv of this skill? Simple: The role of this skills is to make your enemy miss hits. You can use early game when your opponent is going to last-hit/deny a creep, or late game making the enemy carry hero to miss every single hit!(How sad would be a PA with the laser effect :/ ). "But rGOD, you still doesn't told us why we should't lv up laser to lv 4 as son as possible". Think with me, if the idea is to dominate last-hits with this skills, why make it cost you more mana than you have with no cooldown improvement? IT'S NOT WORTH IT! You can make much more DPS with your other skills.

Heat Seeking Missile: I think there's no mistery behind this skill. Only one note: The range of the missiles is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. Be care, you do not need to get close to your target to harass him.

March of the Machines: Great skill to push/anti push lanes! At lv 4 you can clear a bunch of creeps with only 2 marchs in mather of seconds(it's not very usefull use more than twice to clear a creep wave).

Items Explanation and Justification

Boots of Travel: I think i don't have to explain why this is a must have item :D

Soul Ring: Early game this item is so beautiful! If you use the Soul Ring, Rearm and use the Ring again you gain 300 mana pull. With the ream lv 1 it means that you ultimate had 0 mana cost and you have more 150 mana to spend with the other skills or with the rearm again! It's just OP :)

Magic Wand: Life saver! If you have balls don't make it.

Bottle: Very good to rune control( you can easily push your lane with march around the 50 seconds to the even timer and go check the rune). Moreover, you will refil your bottle lot of times going to base.


Later on i will finish the guide and fix any grammar error.

thank you (:

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