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Tinker Solo Mid Guide

July 31, 2014 by L0gic
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Push Oriented

DotA2 Hero: Tinker

Purchase Order

Starting Items

Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Tango (Shared)
Tango (Shared)

Early Game

Boots of Speed
Null Talisman

Mid Game

Boots of Travel
Soul Ring

Mobility Items

Blink Dagger
Force Staff

Nuking Items

Dagon 1
Ethereal Blade


Scythe of Vyse

Other Items

Aghanim's Scepter
Black King Bar
Shiva's Guard

Hero Skills


1 11 12 13

Heat Seeking Missile

4 6 9 10

March of the Machines

2 3 5 7


8 14 16


15 17 18

Tinker Solo Mid Guide

July 31, 2014


I'd like to mention before i start that my English is realy bad i'm too lazy to write long and detailed guide. I'll try to keep it short and simple.

Tinker is range inteligence hero, grate pusher,nuker, and disabler.

Pros And Cons:

-Global presence on the map
-Heavy nuker
-Incredible pusher
-Good disabler

-Farm/Item dependent
-Slow attack animation

Skill Uses

Laser(Pure Damage)

You usually want to get this skill at lvl 1.
Whan you cast this spell on your enemy hi will have 100% miss chance for 3 sec. For that time u can get easy last hit/deny. Rest is up to you, either you go for push and max march or you go for ganking build and max Heat Seeking Missile first then Laser.

Heat Seeking Missile(Magical Damage)

If you decide to go for ganking build. After geting 2lvl in Laser u should max Heat Seeking Missile cuz it make same damage as Laser on two heros.

March of the Machines(Universal Damage)
If you decide to go for pushing build. After your 1lvl Laser you should max this spell.
You want to angle the March of the Machines so that you hit as many creeps/heros you can.Each "robot" deals damage whan it hits.
Universal damage can hit magic immune units, ancient and mehanical units.


This spell works like refresher orb. It's best getting it at lvl8 befor you get boots of travel. This spell doesn't refresh Hand of Midas, Bottle, Black King Bar, Linken's Sphere, Helm of the Dominator, Necronomicon it does refresh Manta Style but illusion disappear.

Gameplay and item choices

Your main lane is mid.
Tinker can jungle, but i don't recommend it. Even if just onece you miss stacking or get ganked you will be too far behind to be usefull for your team.

Starting items
You should start whit 3x Iron Branch and 2 pulled tangos Tango (Shared) from yout teammates.
If you expect hero whit higher damage, you should go for Null Talisman insted of Iron Branch-es.
If your teammates don't pull you Tango (Shared) buy them yourself.

Early Game
-DON'T DIE! It will only delay your items, no need to play too aggressive.
-Rush Bottle. After Bottle you should get Boots and Null Talisman for easier last hiting.
-If you are vs some heavy nuker u culd considere geting stick but don't upgrade it to wand unless you are vs batrider. It's waste.
-Stack aincents if you are on radiant or ask some teammate to do it for you.
Most of the time they wont.
-If they ask you for gank, don't try to explane to them why u can't gank, they won't understand. Your main objective is to get boots of travel and not dying.
It's good haveing Town Portal Scroll early game to help your team mates, but do not Town Portal Scroll if it not to help carry or you if are unsure that you will get a kill.

Mid Game
-After you get your Boots of Travel go to base regen and go kill people xD. Best timing for gentting boots of travel is between 7 and 12 min.
-Item you should get next it's Soul Ring. You could even get it before boots of travel and go jungle while somene else take mid to farm.
-Next you should get your mobility item. If they have radience carry like Doom, Naga Siren, Spectre, Lone Druid insted of blink u culd get Force Staff, but it's up to you.
-Push lanes. You whant to tp on creep blink into woods cast march, shoul ring, march and tp back. Try using shift while doing this. Don't push lane where your carry farm cuz he will have to cross river to farm and easly get ganked. Try stacking your ancents whan your creeps are to far.

Late Game
-This is time when u shine!
-They have Black King Bar carrys go for Scythe of Vyse. Try to hex them berofe they activate bkb.
-No Black King Bar carrys, go for Dagon and eternal blade.
-Try not to be in center of the fight, you will easily get bursted.

Linken's Sphere
God item vs heroes like doom, lina, lion..

Black King Bar
Rarely purchased but grate aginst suners and nukers

Extremli sick item on tinker, loot of mana/hp regen. At this point u should sell your soul ring. Try not to accidentally activate it. xD

Aghanim's Scepter
Doubles the range of Laser and insted of 2 you'll get 4 Heat Seeking Missile

Shiva's Guard
Deals 200 Magical damage and slows the movement speed of any enemies hit by 40% for 4 seconds.
This is good item for pushing and team fighting, it gives you +15 armor

That's it. Tell mi what you think and what else should i add/changa in this guide.
gl hf!

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