Looming from the rocky crags of Ashenra, the stone giants are born from the mountain itself. Tiny, a newly born giant, although small in size, has the strength of a hill. With his supreme strength, he is able to launch anything into the air, including huge amounts of soil to cause avalanches around his enemies. Because of his craggy exterior, enemies have a hard time attacking him. Over time, Tiny’s body will grow bigger as the magnetic forces deep inside his granite heart pull rocks and soil to his rugged stone form.
Bombards an area with rocks stunning and damaging enemy land units.
Level 1 – 100 damage.
Cooldown: 20 seconds.
Level 1: 120 mana, 20 sec cooldown.
Tiny grabs the nearest unit, friend or foe, and launches them at a location. Upon landing, the unit deals damage in an area as well as receiving 20% of that damage to themselves (this damage increases as your size increases). Cannot toss Elder Form DK.
Level 1 – 500 range, 75 damage.
Cooldown: 15 seconds.
Level 1: 120 mana, 15 sec cooldown.
Tiny’s body is made of solid granite, causing great pain to those who attack it. Whenever a melee unit attacks Tiny, there is a chance that they will be stunned for 1.2 seconds.
Level 1 – 6% chance, 25 stun damage.
Greatly increases Tiny’s power and size, but does so at the cost of his attack speed. Improves toss damage and slightly increases move speed.
Level 1 – 40 bonus damage, 20% reduced attack speed.
- Avalanche [L1]
- Toss [L1]
- Avalanche [L2]
- Toss [L2]Â
- Avalanche [L3]
- Toss [L3]
- Avalanche [L4]
- Toss [L4]
- Grow [L1]
- Ring of RegenerationÂ & 2x Potion Clarity
- Void Stone + Eul Scepter
- Boot of Speed
- Blink Dagger
- AEGIS (You need strong armor)
- Heart of Tarrasque or Satanic (For Defensive)
- Power Thread + Mask of Madness OR Boot of Travel + Hyperstone (Attack speed)
- Burize (Damage item)
Note: MOM and Satanic DO NOT STACK
- Avalanche + Toss = Creep Farming
- Avalanche + Toss + Eul + Avalanche
The Early Stages ( Levels 1 — 9)
Tiny, being a melee hero, is at a natural disadvantage when it comes to lane control. But within the confines of being a melee hero, you have every advantage. Massive base damage, disables, and two devastating AoE nukes.
Early game isn’t a huge problem for Tiny if you play it smart. Firstly, don’t call for solo. You don’t need it, you don’t want it, and you will get less kills because of it. Tiny works best with a teammate early on, preferably one with a disable or two. For the first few levels play conservatively. Don’t cast any spells, just concentrate on denying well and earning a solid amount of cash.
At level 5, it is entirely possible to get first blood. To take an example, lets assume you have a PotM in your lane. You have a number of strategies at your disposal: one is that the PotM can line up an arrow, whilst you then proceed to do an Avalanche + Toss combo. Alternatively you can open with avalanche and she can pull off a starfall. Co-ordinate a plan so you don’t wind up doing something silly like Tossing an enemy hero over an arrow.
At level 8 you have maximized your nuking power, and a simple Trampoline Act does in excess of 700 damage with melee hits included. Take advantage of this and concentrate on taking down anything with HP less than 500: that way if you Toss the wrong enemy the AoE damage should still earn you a kill. Often the simple things work best: such as stunning an enemy hero as your tower pelts him. Be creative.
During the later stages of the Early game you can play it two ways: you can either play like Pudge, running around the map earning kills under your belt with your combo, or, you can do Avalanche / Toss farming all the way through. It comes down to your motivation, as Tiny works well as an early game and a late game hero. If you intend to dominate throughout this stage of the game, go for a blink dagger. If not, save for the offensive or defensive items listed.
The Middle Stages (Levels 10 — 16)
This part of the game generally revolves around ganking and the like. Whether you choose to be the gankee or the ganker, is up to you, though I recommend the latter. Your spell combination now isn’t lethal, but it still hurts like nothing else. Here you should focus more on using the actual utility of Toss and Avalanche as spells than using them for raw damage as you did in the early game. Remember the variety of Tosses now at your disposal and use them to your advantage.
This also happens to be the stage in which your fate late game is decided. It is important that you both farm items and gain a significant level advantage: falling behind is a disaster for Tiny. Tiny does well farming neutrals: the kind in which there are many weak units as opposed to a few stronger ones. Use Toss to kill these units as it has a shorter cool down, does more damage (the bonus damage to a single unit) and keeps Avalanche available, which is your escape spell.
The early and mid games are also advantageous for Tiny for another reason: enemy creeps have less than 600 hit points. This is as important for Tiny as it is for the Goblin Techies. Enemy creeps gain hit points as the game progresses, and as they exceed 600 HP your Toss/Avalanche combo becomes less useful in clearing creeps. You really want to get an impressive creep count, so stay out of a few unnesecary pushes if you can.
Because you can kill enemy creeps so quickly, it is important that you do not stay in a single lane for too long. The reason is you will push far into enemy territory and will quickly find yourself castrated. Switch lanes often, or alternate between neutral creeps and enemy creeps accordingly. Always have a means of escape (a scroll or BoT) when farming behind enemy lines, which can be highly profitable if you can nab a tower kill with toss.
As for the effectiveness of Avalanche / Toss for farming, the cool down for Avalanche is 18 seconds, meaning you should be able to use it on every enemy creep wave. If you don’t have a Eul’s, no soup for you, because you can’t farm for squat.
The Later Stages (Levels 17 — 25)
Its all about the pushing at this stage of the game. It’s a good thing you are a fantastic pusher: as well as a late game powerhouse. If you have invested in a few offensive and defensive items, you can really shine in this period of the game. On the other hand, if you have gone utility heavy, you will have to take a back seat.
Concentrate on setting up strong combos with Toss, not forgetting to put your massive physical damage to use. Once you get into the enemy base, the rest becomes history, because you wreck buildings very quickly. This is important to remember, as it is easy to carried away with obtaining hero kills. Tiny works well in the earlier stages of the end of the game, if you let the game roll on too long you will never be able to compete with an enemy Terrorblade.
Late game melee heroes such as Anti Mage or Naga Siren are going to have a hell of a time trying to take you down with craggy exterior. To take advantage of this, head straight for them. Having a giant golem smashing you with his fists is incentive enough to retaliate: often in vain.