Tusk slardar combo offlane


The whole point here is tusk snowball himself and slardar then uses ice shards into slardar stun and keep attacking

  • snow ball tusk-snowball + ice shards  tusk-Ice-Shards + slithereen crush slardar-slithereen-crush = 235 damage ( level 1 )
  • snow ball tusk-snowball + ice shards  tusk-Ice-Shards + slithereen crush slardar-slithereen-crush = 715 damage ( max level )
  • add to them  warlus punch tusk-walrus-punch and amplify damage slardar-amplify-damage = remarkable damage with minus armor to the enemy which means instant kill early game
  • best lane for this combo is offlane to blew up the carries farm, specially if the enemies has a jungler
  • if enemies has a jungler ( but not niax ) it will be 100% win i can guarantee that, by : ganking the jungler in addition to some kills on the carry and the support
  •  warlus punch tusk-walrus-punch damage with amplify damage slardar-amplify-damage minus armor deals a huge amount of damage late game specially against low hp heroes which can give an instant kill with it .

Tusk and slardar combo video



Tusk/ slardar items build


early gamemid gamelate game
tuskphase bootsshadow bladesolar crestdesolator silver edgeskadi
slardarpower treads blink daggerecho sabre armletblack king barmoon shard assault cuirass

 Tusk/ slardar ability build


sprintslithereen crushbashamplify damage


Ice Shardssnowballfrozen sigilwalrus punch


as for the talents here are some statistics taken from dotabuff :


tusk –      tusk-talent-tree

slardar – slardar-talent-tree


*NOTE : all the items and abilities build are the best for the sake of the combo not in general games, so they might be very bad in a normal game when you are playing without the combo.

for more information about all situational items take a look at dota 2 gamepedia, they have good descriptive core and situational items for tusk and slardar, but remember ” they are not for the sake of the combo

 tusk slardar combo pros and cons


pros : good tanky heroes with good disables and huge killing ability, great against invisible heroes, good chasing abilities

cons : it’s easy to bait this combo because they can pull tusk snowball near towers to give advantage against it, and tusk snowball cant stop so can get baited late game

 combo best teammates


the best team mates here are the ones who can counter the enemy heroes,

so it depends on the enemy draft for this one

 combo best counters


ursa : he loves any hero who get next to him, easy kills for him

omni knight : will be annoying healing his teammates after they got snowballed

sven : a lot of armor will be very good late game against this combo

techies : he can bait the combo

brew master : annoying ulti

tide hunter : tanky and his minus damage will be annoying


 combo best against


any jungler except “niax” for easy kills early game ( legion commander, enigma, … etc )

anti mage : low armor from him an easy kill with slardar ulti

tinker : low hp and a lot of chasing ability from the combo

bristleback : low armor and he will have to face them when tusk uses ice shards  tusk-Ice-Shards

all low armor/ low hp heroes


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