Dota 2 Kunkka Guide – Turn The Tide of Battle

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Dota 2 Kunkka Guide – Turn The Tide of Battle

Here’s how you can turn the tide of battle while playing Kunkka in Dota 2.

You can choose from over a hundred unique heroes to play and conquer your foes in battles. Dota 2 offers a wide range of heroes to help beginners and seasoned players have a ball while playing the massively multiplayer game. 

The Strength heroes in Dota 2 are designed to withstand high amounts of incoming damage from enemy heroes. These heroes are durable and let allies focus on taking down enemies while they are trying to escape from team fights. 

Unlike other game modes that have been introduced to Dota 2, like Diretide mode, players usually get to spend more than 30 minutes on each game. People can take the time to level up Strength heroes, such as, Kunkka, to defeat their enemies and gain killing sprees that pave the way to victory. 

How to Turn The Tide of Battle with Kunkka in Dota 2

Kunkka destroys enemies using Tidebringer

Admiral Kunkka is a mighty Strength hero in Dota 2. He can wage war on his enemies on any lane and deal damage to opponents in a large radius. His abilities can stun multiple enemy heroes to get easy kills during team fights. 

The melee hero gains an impressive 3.8 Strength per level in the game. People who are learning to play Kunkka in Dota 2 can practice their skills by taking the mid lane. Kunkka can farm more gold and earn additional experience from destroying enemy creeps in the mid lane to level up faster. 

He has a base movement speed of 315. Kunkka can purchase Arcane Boots after heading to the mid lane to have sufficient mana for casting his spells. Arcane Boots will also boost the movement speed of the Strength hero, allowing him to chase enemy heroes during battles. 

Kunkka can cast Torrent to deal 320 damage to enemy units in a radius of 225. Enemy units affected by Torrent have their movement speed slowed by 40% for 4 seconds. Torrent can also be used to stun enemies for up to 1.6 seconds in the game. It has a cooldown of 10 seconds and requires 100 mana to be used. 

The melee hero gains bonus attack damage by leveling up Tidebringer. Kunkka can use Tidebringer once every 4 seconds to deal 120 bonus damage. Tidebringer will also splash the damage to all enemy units in front of Kunkka in a radius of 1100. 

The large splash radius of Tidebringer makes it easier for Kunkka to farm in lanes without taking considerable damage from enemy units. You can time the last hit on enemy creeps with Tidebringer to gain bonus gold in lanes and deal damage to nearby enemy heroes to weaken them. 

Kunkka can use his ability, X Marks The Spot, to target enemy heroes. X Marks The Spot can help newcomers time their spells, such as, Torrent and Ghostship to stun enemies without missing the targets. You can cast X Marks The Spot on any enemy unit to call it back at will. X Marks The Spot has a cooldown of 12 seconds and consumes 50 mana per cast. 

His ulti, Ghostship, can be used to summon an ethereal ship to stun enemies for up to 1.4 seconds. Kunkka can deal up to 600 damage to all enemy units in a radius of 450. Allies who are drenched by Ghostship’s rum take delayed damage from enemy attacks. 

The rum from the Ghostship can last for up to 10 seconds and grants teammates 15% bonus movement speed. Ghostship has a cooldown of 60 seconds and requires 225 mana to be used in the game. You can summon up to 3 Ghostships at a time by reaching level 25 through the Talent Tree while playing Kunkka. Many people use X Marks The Spot before using Ghostship to land the perfect ulti to turn the tide of battles with the Strength hero. 

You can place a few Observer Wards around the map to find enemy heroes farming in the jungle. Kunkka can use Torrent to slow down enemy heroes while they attack neutral creeps. Make sure you signal allies to help you get fast kills during team fights in Dota 2. 

Items to Buy for Kunkka to Turn The Tide of Battle

Aether Lens

Aether Lens can be bought for 2275 gold in the game. Kunkka gains 300 mana and 2.5 mana regeneration by purchasing Aether Lens. The item increases the cast range of all items and spells by 225. Kunkka can buy an Aether Lens to nuke enemies with Torrent throughout the match. You can upgrade Aether Lens to an Octarine Core to reduce the cooldown of all of Kunkka’s spells by 25%. 


Desolator provides 50 attack damage to Kunkka. The Strength hero can purchase a Desolator for 3500 gold in the game. Enemy units hit by Desolator have their armor reduced by 6 for 7 seconds. Getting kills with Desolator provides an additional 2 attack damage per kill and has a maximum of 20 damage.

Heart of Tarrasque

Heart of Tarrasque can be bought for 5000 gold in the game. The item provides 250 health, 45 Strength, and increases the health regeneration rate by 1.6% of Kunkka’s max health. Heart of Tarrasque will help Kunnka survive longer during battles to provide plenty of health to let him push towers and destroy other enemy structures without dying.  

Silver Edge

Silver Edge provides 52 attack damage and 35 attack speed to Kunkka. It costs 5450 gold in the game. Kunkka can turn invisible using Silver Edge by activating the ability, Shadow Walk. The Strength hero can become undetectable to enemy units for 14 seconds after using Shadow Walk in Dota 2. 

Shadow Walk lets Kunkka deal 175 bonus attack damage and 160% critical damage to enemy units. Attacking enemies or casting spells while invisible will make him detectable on the map. It also applies a break that will disable all passive abilities of its target for 4 seconds. 

Silver Edge can be used to sneak up on enemy heroes before casting Torrent and Ghostship to annihilate them. You can use Silver Edge to run from battles while low on health. Silver Edge has a cooldown of 20 seconds and requires 75 mana in the game. 


Daedalus provides 88 attack damage to Kunnka. The melee hero gains a 30% chance to deal 225% critical damage by purchasing Daedalus. Kunkka can decimate enemies with a few hits with Daedalus equipped in his inventory. Tidebringer will drastically increase the attack damage of Kunkka during team fights to dominate opponents. 


Kunkka gains 30 attack damage, 24 Intelligence, 14 Strength, and 14 Agility by purchasing Gleipnir in the game. Physical attacks from Kunnka have a 30% chance to release a lightning bolt that deals 160 damage to multiple enemy units in a radius of 650. 

You can use Gleipnir to cast Eternal Chains on enemy units. Kunkka can root enemy units for up to 2 seconds in a radius of 450 using Eternal Chains. The Strength hero can summon Ghostship to strike enemy heroes easily while they are rooted by Gleipnir. It has a cooldown of 18 seconds and needs 200 mana. 

Best Allies to Help Kunkka Turn The Tide of Battle

Sand King

Sand King stuns enemies during battle using Burrowstrike

Sand King is a Strength hero who can stun enemies to assist Kunnka in getting more kills for the team. He has a base mana pool of 303 that enables him to nuke enemy heroes in lanes. The support hero can place Observer Wards around neutral creep camps to slay enemy heroes with Kunkka. 

Allies can use Burrowstrike to deal 280 damage to all enemy units in a distance of 650 in front of Sand King. Enemy units affected by Burrowstrike will be stunned for up to 2.2 seconds. It has a cooldown of 12 seconds and consumes 140 mana. Kunkka can use Torrent while enemy heroes are stunned by Burrowstrike to destroy them in lanes. 

Teammates can level up Caustic Finale early in the game to make enemy creeps explode while farming in Dota 2. Enemy units hit by Sand King will explode after dying, dealing up to 130 base damage and 22% of their max health to all nearby units in a radius of 500. Caustic Finale can be tremendously helpful to clear creeps in lanes and in the forest. 

Sand King’s ulti, Epicenter, can be cast to deal damage to a large radius. It takes up to 2 seconds to channel Epicenter. Allies can cast Burrowstrike to stun enemies before using Epicenter to avoid being interrupted while channeling their ulti. Epicenter deals 130 damage per pulse and creates up to 10 pulses per cast. 

People playing with friends can coordinate attacks and spells of Sand King and Kunkka to obliterate enemy heroes in the game. Plan your moves to cast Epicenter before Kunkka casts Ghostship to bury enemy heroes in the sand. 


Medusa hits multiple enemies at a time in a team fight

Medusa is a carry hero who can mitigate enemies along with Kunkka in Dota 2. The Agility hero can use her physical attacks to drain multiple enemy heroes of their health. She can also use her abilities to empty the mana pool of her opponents in battles. 

The ranged hero can cast Mystic Snake to steal a portion of the mana from nearby enemies. Mystic Snake deals 200 base damage and an additional 35% damage per jump. It can jump up to 6 times per cast. Mystic Snake steals up to 20% of mana per jump from enemy units. It has a cooldown of 10 seconds and requires 140 mana. 

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