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DotA Hero Strategy Guide : Kunkka, the Admiral Proudmoore

Kunkka, The Admiral Proudmoore is a new inventory(Hero) to the sentinel by with some great Abilities. And the guide is written below.

Kunkka – Admiral Proudmoore
Range: 128 | Move Speed: 300
Primary: STR
Str: 24 + 2.7 | Agi: 18 + 1.7 | Int: 18 + 2.2
Damage: 50-60 | HP: 606 | Mana: 234
HP Regen: | Mana Regen:
Attack Speed: | Armor: 4

Hero Abilities


Using his unparalleled knowledge of the sea, Kunkka is able to summon a blast of water at a targeted area. After 2 seconds a fierce torrent of water errupts from the ground, the stream blasting enemies caught in the AoE into the sky, dealing damage and slowing movement speed by 30%.

Level 1 – 120 damage, lasts 2 seconds.
Level 2 – 180 damage, lasts 3 seconds.
Level 3 – 240 damage, lasts 4 seconds.
Level 4 – 300 damage, lasts 5 seconds.

Cooldown: 12
Manacost: 105

Level 1: 105 mana, 12 sec cooldown.
Level 2: 105 mana, 12 sec cooldown.
Level 3: 105 mana, 12 sec cooldown.
Level 4: 105 mana, 12 sec cooldown.


Kunkka’s legendary sword Tidebringer is infused with the very power of the sea. Akin to the ebb and flow, Tidebringer passively grants the hero increased damage and 500 AoE cleave for a single strike every once in awhile.

Level 1 – +15 damage, 16 second cooldown
Level 2 – +30 damage, 12 second cooldown
Level 3 – +45 damage, 8 second cooldown
Level 4 – +60 damage, 4 second cooldown


X Marks The Spot

In order to make an assembly for his troops, Admiral Proudmore targets a hero and marks its current position on the ground. After a few seconds, the hero will instantly return to the mark.

Level 1 – 2 seconds, 500 cast range.
Level 2 – 3 seconds, 650 cast range.
Level 3 – 4 seconds, 800 cast range.
Level 4 – 5 seconds, 950 cast range.

Cooldown: 60/50/40/30
Manacost: 110

Level 1: 110 mana, 60 sec cooldown.
Level 2: 110 mana, 50 sec cooldown.
Level 3: 110 mana, 40 sec cooldown.
Level 4: 110 mana, 30 sec cooldown.

Ghost Ship

The admiral summons the mythical ghost ship S.S. CoCo to the battlefield. Allies are doused in Captain CoCo’s Rum, inebriating them for 30% bonus movespeed and numbness to incoming damage, causing them to feel only half of the pain now and half after the Rum wears off.Enemies, pirates and scurvy knaves are dashed on the rocks for damage and a brief stun when the ship crashes.

Level 1 – CoCo’s Rum lasts 5 seconds, 300 crash damage.
Level 2 – CoCo’s Rum lasts 6 seconds, 400 crash damage.
Level 3 – CoCo’s Rum lasts 7 seconds, 500 crash damage.

Cooldown: 100/80/60
Manacost: 150

Level 1: 150 mana, 100 sec cooldown.
Level 2: 150 mana, 80 sec cooldown.
Level 3: 150 mana, 60 sec cooldown.

Skill Build and Reason

The one and only skill build recommended for Kunkka
1 – Tidebringer
2 – Torrent
3 – Tidebringer
4 – Torrent
5 – Tidebringer
6 – Ghost Ship
7 – Tidebringer
8 – Torrent
9 – Torrent
10 – X marks the Spot
11 – Ghost Ship
12 – X marks the Spot
13 – X marks the Spot
14 – X marks the Spot
15 – Stats
16 – Ghost Ship
17 – 25 – Stats

Why max Tidebringer first than torrent?
Well, Tidebringer is the greatest skill of the Proudmoore. 100% with 500 AoE splash. Also a fast farming skill, great damage dealer

Why no X marks the Spot first?
Well, you don’t need this skill actually until you’ve max the torrent. This is also a game breaker skill. Example. If your Lina Inverse is ready for the stun (1 sec casting time) She didn’t noticed the X mark on the ground (Dumbass, Newb) and she advanced her stun to be able to hit the running enemy, and the duration of the XmtS had ended and the target moved into the X mark. So the stun didn’t hit the target. Game Breaker huh?

Item Build and Reason

Early Game items……. Start With:

Bottle for survivability of the Admiral. Plus Iron Wood Branch for stats bonuses also for regeneration and damage and so what more. Bottle also captures a rune which is also called “instant refilling” Which allows you to use power ups and to instantly refill the bottle. Iron wood branch says: Item that ensures a good game. Well let’s believe that sayings because it is really true.

Early Game items……. Continue with:

Also try making a pair of bracer to boost the Admiral’s hp and hp regeneration. Very useful item against enemies that has low damage. Boots for escaping and chasing also. Perseverance for descent hp and mana regen (Survivability)

Mid game Items……. Continue with:

Although you have 100% cleave from tidebringer. You need skill damaging and regenerating item which is this golden axe called battlefury. When tidebringer took effect. The main target takes 100% damage and every all near targets receive 135% of the dealt damage because of the bonus 35% cleave from Battlefury. Did you know that?.Admiral’s attack speed growth is very slow. You will be needing power treads for attack speed and movement speed.

Get also an item which has the lifesteal ability. Lifesteal is really helpful for survivability when fighting hero slash to slash. Not only that is the benefit of the HoD. You can also get a alpha wolf that has 30% increased damage aura. You gain bonus damage from Tidebringer which gives more lifesteal.

Late Game……. Continue with:

Heart of Tarrasque for huge hp and regeneration boost. Thanks to this Item for helping the Admiral a good tank. Sange and Yasha provides health, attack speed and most of all the useful movement speed. You don’t need the maim effect of this skill. Just the health, attack speed, and the movement speed. You just need lifesteal to survive See core items for more details. You also don’t need the feedback from Manta Style. You just need it’s illusions that’s all. Used to confuseenemies.

Core Items

Holy Shit!! 3 orb effects at the same time? Yup you herd that right. You don’t need maim nor feedback. You just need lifesteal for survivability when facing manyenemies . 2 axes at the same time is holy shit! yup that’s right illusions without cleave is alright but they need damage for the greater good. Satanic 40% lifesteal recovers 40% of the total damage dealt on theenemies + 60 damage from tide bringer. Isn’t that awesome?

Other Possible Items

Vanguard is one of a good item for the Admiral. It grants an ability which is called “Tank” Vanguard adds 300 hp which is very useful early game. 5 hp regen per second is very useful on early game system especially when getting harassed by ranged heroes. Block rate and Block amount is also good both early and mid game.

Vladmir’s Offering is used often in this hero. Satanic is greater than this item. You only get this if you want to buff your enemy with maim or any orb effect item. This item is not orb effect but grants lifesteal, advantage.

Radiance grants evasion and immolation. you need the damage. Immolation for farming and evasion for survivability. Overall nice item.

Cuirass grants attack speed and armor reduction aura. Very useful item against late gamers enemy. Because armor bonus is too much. I mean large boost which reduces all physical damage taken.


Always when casting advance the target area for instant hit. Do this when your enemy is running away. Always advance the casting of the skill

When tidebringer comes just attack the nearest creep. It’s a sure hit even your enemy hero is long range (600 range) can still be cleaved by tidebringer

X marks the Spot
Use this carefully because it can break skill chains. Like meepo’s Earthbind. A great combo with torrent and ghost ship

Ghost Ship
When casting advance where you are targetting a chasing enemy. Because I think it has a .75 or 1 second delay before the ship launch

X marks the Spot + Torrent
After casting XmtS on a running enemy target the torrent exactly where the X mark is on. After 1 second or just a timing when the torrent will explode. Use the command “return” which instantly returns the marked enemy back to the X mark. Then a perfect timing a torrent will follow up. A very good combo

X marks the Spot + Ghost Ship
After Casting XmtS immediately target the cross hair of the Ghost Ship into the X mark for a sure hit then use the “return” command before the Ship crashes on the target location. A very good combo

X marks the Spot + Ghost Ship + Torrent
After Casting XmtS immediately target the cross hair of the Ghost Ship into the X mark for a sure hit then use the “return” command before the Ship crashes on the target location. Before you activate the command “return” be sure to cast a torrent for a follow up after the brief stun period from the Ghost Ship. It is a complete ownage combo

Where to lane
Bottom part for sentinel and top for scourge. If you lane at bottom for sentinel, the creep wave is so close to your tower which means easy last hitting. There is also a bunch of trees to cast an unnoticeable torrent. Same as scourge

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