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Bad against...[]

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  • Tiny's nonexistent armor in the early game makes him very vulnerable to Quill Spray's large amounts of physical damage.
  • Bristleback decreases Tiny's high burst damage against Bristleback.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo can slow Tiny to a crawl and allows Bristleback to easily kite him with his high movement speed and Quill Spray's long range, as Tiny has no ability to escape.
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  • Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift makes Tiny's low mobility non existent.
  • Chaos Strike means Chaos Knight will most likely survive longer in a duel between the two because Tiny has much lower attack speed.
  • Chaos Knight has a 3.2 strength growth, making him one of the most tanky heroes and a very difficult target for Tiny to burst.
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  • Blade Fury protects Juggernaut from all of Tiny's magic burst damage.
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  • Feast will deal a enormous amount of damage because of Tiny's huge health pool.
  • Rage protects Lifestealer from Tiny's magical burst damage.
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  • Lion can continuously Mana Drain Tiny in the early game, depleting his small mana pool for his abilities.
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  • Reaper's Scythe will turn Tiny's high health against him.
  • Heartstopper Aura does substantial damage to Tiny as a result of his high max health.
  • Ghost Shroud protects Necrophos from Tiny's physical damage with Tree Grab and Tree Volley.
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  • Tiny has low movement speed and attack speed, making him vulnerable to Viper's slows.
  • Corrosive Skin provides magic resistance to lower Tiny's magic burst damage.


  • Heroes with Evasion or abilities that cause Tiny to miss like Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin and Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker are very affective because of Tiny's low attack speed. Additionally, Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar is not a good item for Tiny because of its reliance on high attack speed to proc for magical damage.
  • Due to Tiny's non-existent agility gain, high physical damage heroes are more effective against him (Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz, Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Templar Assassin, Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa, Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King etc).
  • Long ranged heroes like Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper or Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger can kite Tiny effectively if he doesn't get the jump on them first.
  • Heroes that are able to slow Tiny's attack speed, like Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk and Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix, will greatly limit his Physical damage output.


  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar completely cancels Tiny's burst potential if the enemy is quick enough to activate it.
  • Desolator icon.png Desolator and Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass reduce Tiny's already very low armor, making him very vulnerable to physical damage.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard reduces Tiny's already low attack Speed and its active helps to kite him in a fight.

Good against...[]

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  • Tiny can quickly clear Spiderlings with his active abilities and cleave.
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  • Avalanche and Toss prevents Meepo's from using Poof to escape.
  • Tiny doesn't need to target the weakest clone while he is affected by Tree Grab.
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  • Avalanche and Toss combo makes short work of Mirror Image's illusions.
  • Tiny's cleave with Tree Grab and area of effect damage with Tree Volley will easily wipe out illusions.


  • Squishy heroes, usually supports, like Lion minimap icon.png Lion, Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition, Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light etc can die quickly to Tiny's magic burst.
  • Tiny can deal with Visage minimap icon.png Visage's Gravekeeper's Cloak quickly, as Avalanche deals damage in enough instances to completely remove all 4 layers of the passive. With Visage's lower than average Armor, a well positioned stun can allow Tiny to kill Visage easily.

Works well with...[]

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  • Toss makes enemies affected by Rupture take tons of damage.
  • Bloodrage gives Tiny some much needed attack speed.
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  • Earthshaker is a great hero to Toss into fights, because he can use Echo Slam to follow-up.
  • Earthshaker's many stuns helps to keep enemies in place for Tiny to beat them down with Tree Grab and Tree Volley.
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  • Empower makes Tiny's high base damage even greater.
  • Reverse Polarity puts enemies in one convenient spot for Tiny to burst them with his magic damage and cleave.
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  • Black Hole keeps enemies in an area for Tiny to burst them with his area of effect nukes, especially Tree Volley after building Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter
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  • Slardar is a great hero to Toss into fights, as he can stun the enemy he lands next to, slowing them.
  • Corrosive Haze will allow Tiny to kill enemies efficiently.
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  • A Tidehunter without a Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger is a great hero to Toss into fights, because he can use Ravage almost as fast as having a Blink Dagger.
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  • Tiny and Pudge can make quite a deadly duo, with Tiny being able to engage by tossing Pudge onto an enemy, or tossing an enemy onto Pudge so he can get a Dismember off.
  • If you really want to get tactical with Toss and Meat Hook, Tiny can Toss Pudge into a spot where he can get a good hook for a kill or a save.


  • Attack speed buffs like Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker's Alacrity, Beastmaster minimap icon.png Beastmaster's Inner Beast and Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi's Bloodlust will benefit Tiny greatly.
  • In general, any hero with an area of effect initiation ability can be Tossed into a group of enemies.
  • A hero that can set up for an easy Avalanche-Toss combo, like Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman or Lion minimap icon.png Lion, will help Tiny with bursting down enemies.
  • In general, any hero with a ranged stun can set up early kills in lane for Tiny.


  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass's attack speed and armor greatly benefits Tiny's lack of armor and agility.
  • Buying a Medallion of Courage icon.png Medallion of Courage can give tiny very valuable armor in the early game before he has leveled Grow.