As you may know, most people play tusk as a ganker or support(y) character, and by all means, these are not "bad" builds, as Tusk is one of the most variable characters in the game, but in my opinion, Tusk is just as, if not more effective as a (semi-)carry. This not only because he has pretty good solokill potential from level 6 onward, but also because he just scales really well when you give him the right items.
For starters, get your basic health regen along with some branches and a quelling blade, though you can skip the quelling blade if you know for sure you're up against and with someone who won't contest your last hits as much OR if you know you're good at lasting hitting yourself. Prioritize on Phase Boots right from the get go after this starting build, you'll need that bonus damage for the kill you'll try at six. After phase, go Battlefury for farming and damage purposes and buy a Desolator straight after that. From there, i like to pick up a Sacred Relic before going shadow blade, but you could skip it if you're not going that Rapier in the end. (or do pick it up and buy a radiance...) After shadow blade, buy a heart, that 1060 hp and 40 damage is well worth the cost, especially because of the 6% hp regen a sec out of combat and if you see what item you will be going next, you'll realise why we change priority from damage to survivability. finally, start stacking Battlefuries and/or Divine Rapiers, the latter of course being MUCH more risky, but a lot more fun, and requires some knowledge of when to actually know you can't take on a fight.
Up to level 9 this is pretty straightforward. Ice Shards for damage and Snowball for iniation purposes. The reason to grab Stats on level 10 is that 1 level of frozen sigil is pretty much useless and it will feed 120 gold each use if you're not good enough at microing it. From there it's, again, pretty straightforward.
As you play long games, you'll realise that tusk may be one of the best 1-hit Rampage carries when fed, along with Kunkka. I once played a match where I just litterly snowballed so hard that i got 2 1-hit rampages and 4 1-hit Ultrakills!!! The power of Tusk is insane when utilised properly, and he may become your favorite carry to play as. Carry Tusk is an undiscovered blessing, and i am here to show the community it is a whole load of fun to play.
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