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Dota 2 Tusk Guide, Build and Strategy (Ymir the Tuskarr).

Dota 2 Tusk

Tusk Background Story
It had been a brawl to remember. There stood Ymir, the Tusk, the Terror from the Barrier, the Snowball from Cobalt, the only fighter to have bested the Bristled Bruiser in a fair fight, and now the last man standing in Wolfsden Tavern. What started as a simple bar bet of supremacy ended with four regulars, a blacksmith, and six of the Frost Brigade’s best soldiers writhing against the shards and splinters of almost every bottle, mug, and chair in the building. The Tusk boasted and toasted his victory as he emptied his brew.

No sooner had the defeated regained consciousness than the cries for double-or-nothing rang out. The Tusk was pleased at the prospect, but none could think of a bet bigger than the one he just conquered. Horrified at the damage to his tavern and desperate to avoid another brawl, the barkeep had an idea. As skilled as he was, Ymir had never taken part in a real battle, never tested himself against the indiscriminate death and chaos of war. He proposed a wager to the fighter: seek out the biggest battle he could find, survive, and win it for whichever side he chose. The stakes? The next round of drinks.

Dota 2 Tuskarr

Name: Ymir the Tuskarr (DotA), Tusk (Dota 2)
Affiliation: The Radiant
Type: Strength

Tusk Skills
Ice Shards
Tusk compresses 5 shards of ice into a ball of frozen energy that damages all enemies in comes in contact with. If the ball comes in contact with an enemy hero or reaches its maximum range the shards are released, creating a barrier that lasts for 5 seconds.

Ice Shard

Tusk and any nearby allied heroes roll in a quickly growing snowball towards the target enemy unit. Any victims caught in the snowball’s path take damage and are briefly stunned; the final target takes extra damage and extra stun duration.

SnowballSnowball 2

Frozen Sigil
Tusk summons a Frozen Sigil by calling upon the deepest cold of winter. The Sigil creates a snowstorm which slows all enemy units within 600 range.

Frozen Sigil

Walrus PUNCH! (Ultimate)
Tusk prepares his mighty Walrus Punch; his next attack will do a critical strike and launch the victim into the air. The victim will be slowed upon landing and take damage.

Walrus PunchWalrus Punch 2

Dota 2 Tusk Skill Build
1. Snowball
2. Ice Shard
3. Ice Shard
4. Snowball
5. Ice Shard
6. Walrus Punch
7. Ice Shard
8. Snowball
9. Snowball
10. Frozen Sigil
11. Walrus Punch
12-14. Frozen Sigil
15. Stats
16. Walrus Punch
17-25. Stats

Snowball is taken for early ganking while Ice Shard will be your main nuke. Walrus Puch is pretty much a must, take it wherever you can. Snowball and Frozen Sigil are maxed at mid game when the team clash gonna start and AoE skills shines.

Dota 2 Tusk Items Build
Urn Of ShadowsBottlePower TreadsDrum Of EnduranceBattle Fury

Urn of Shadow will be useful to a ganker like Tusk, the assist or kill will fill the Urn before you know it. Bottle for fast mana refill and rune grab while looking for a gank. Power Treads is pretty much the best boots to complement this thanks to the health and damage from the strength treads. Drum of Endurance’s speed boost will help the gank going smooth. And lastly, Battle Fury’s cleave is stack with Walrus Punch, so it might be the best damage item for Tusk.

Best Allies
Centaur WarrunnerTidehunterSvenEarthshaker

Basically all heroes with area stun or initiate skill will have great synergy with Snowball. One of the most favorite combo are Snowball + Centaur Hoof Stomp, you should try it!

Stay tune for more Dota 2 Tusk updates!

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 | 2 comments
Latest update : February 24, 2013


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