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Purge's Guide to Tidehunter Offlane
By pudge
Tidehunter is a very powerful teamfight hero that has a good ability to offlane(suicide lane SOLO)! This guide is not advisable for a support Tide, as the skill build is different. Anchor smash helps him last hit while harassing, and the -damage it provides stacking with stout shield means that his survivability when running away early game is very high. From there, you try to sap exp until you hit level 6, and then try to gank or participate in a teamfight!

Farm an arcane and blink dagger and you're as effecitve as you need to be! Landing a fight changing Ravage is the best feeling. Give Tide a try!

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V[Ä]LFÄRD Aug 15, 2014 @ 3:49am 
Needs update!
Ezekiel375 Aug 6, 2014 @ 11:02am 
The right items and the skill build seems ok. This guide is slightly outdated since the last patch though. Anchor smash gives 60% damage reduction in 6.81, so most offlaners will skip the stout shield and be safe until a couple levels in kraken shell. Usually you then get another early point in kraken shell. Also, there is no mention of ancient stacking and farming, which is one of the main reasons he is picked now. You can use anchor smash on a stacked ancient camp and tank all of the damage now, then farm it yourself or give it to your carry. Especially good on dire offlane where the ancient camp is closer.
Hades_Himself May 18, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
but stout is useless at 12 so i guess ill sell it then
ROFLWAFFLE Nov 14, 2013 @ 6:35pm 
If you get Shiva's and Refresher you can hit them with a ravage, shiva's, refresh, ravage, shiva's. Might be handy for drawn out team fights
kaptin gittsabber jetlag22 Oct 19, 2013 @ 6:00pm 
Guide kicks ass, I use it every game when i play Tidehunter.
Gllorencel Sep 12, 2013 @ 3:08am 
hah norm!
JustMatoo Sep 10, 2013 @ 11:01am 
Great guide ! ... I reccoemnd Refresher ... i tried it .... best item on Tidehuner
[NGFS]Derpysquids88 Jul 31, 2013 @ 9:05am 
great guide thanks purge
French Duck Jul 30, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
Thank you , That helped quite a lot.
Never_Cardbored Jun 28, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
I think kraken shell and stout shield will stack in how they both have a chance to proc separate instances, making it a completely legitimate early game item.