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Kunkka Guide - Kunkka the Admiral Build & Strategy (Daelin Proudmoore)

Kunkka Guide & Build, a hero that introduced on Dota 6.55. I love this hero, so much cooler than Goblin Clockwerk ^-^ With Alleria the Windrunner, they are both Sentinels new ammunition. This hero is Strength type and has some good skills to support his physical attack.

The coolest skill is his ultimate, using a ghostship to hit the enemies and gives buff to the allies. His first skills is make a water blown from the ground and damage the enemies. His second skill gives you bonus damage and splash every few hits. His third skill is mark the spot,marks a hero and leaves an X in its area, after 5 seconds the targetted hero moves back to the X mark.

Here is more explanation about his skills:

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%.
Cooldown: 12
Manacost: 105
This skill pretty cool, gives 120/180/240/300 damage and the torrent last for 2/3/4/5 seconds.

Tide BringerTideBringer
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 a while.
This skill is just like Leviathan's Anchor Smash and Weaver double damage combined. Gives 15/30/45/60 bonus damage every 16/12/8/4 seconds. Great for last hitting.

X Marks the SpotX Marks the Spot
In order to make an assembly for his troops, Admiral Proudmoore targets a hero and marks its current position on the ground. After a few seconds, the hero will instantly return to the mark.
Cooldown: 60/50/40/30
Manacost: 110
Marks a hero and leaves an X in its area, after a 2/3/4/5 seconds the targetted hero moves back to the X mark with 500/650/800/950 cast range. Use this to make the blinker enemy cannot escape.

Ghost ShipGhost Ship (ultimate)
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.
Cooldown: 100/80/60
Manacost: 150
Great skills to initiate battle and even for chasing enemies. It gives 300/400/500 crash damages and the CoCo's Rum last 5/6/7 seconds.

Torrent, pick a place, wait for 2 seconds and KABOOOM! A blast of water coming out from the ground and throw everything to the air :p

Tidebringer, Kunkka SkillTidebringer, great splash damage. Look at the range, even the ranged creeps get hit too! Neat skill for farming.

Ghost Ship, Kunkka SkillGhost Ship, this ship will help you initiate battle. You feel like fighting on Pirates of Caribbean with this skill.

X Mark the Spot, Kunkka SkillX Mark the Spot. Mark your target, after several seconds he will get back to the X mark. Imagine you do this to a hero that using Town Portal, after several seconds i bet he will back and say WTF?!!!

Captain Coco's RumCaptain Coco's Rum, drink the rum, raise movement speed and your pain is gone a half. But the other half will turn back after the rums effect gone though ^_^

Skill Build
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

Tidebringer is maxed first period. I cannot see any reason why it should not be taken immediatly as it becomes available. It gives you a way to "nuke" quite effectively and constantly all-the-while helping you last hit and score gold.

Torrent is the next best thing besides picking your ultimate "Ghost Ship" at level 6. At the start of the game, use it when enemies go to last hit or deny--this is the best strategy. However, you will also use it to save yourself from damage, or worse: death. (ex: Pudge, Omni, VS, Veno.) Use it when your allies come to gank your lane.

Ghost Ship is excellent with the MS bonus, Nuke/Stun, and CoCo... just a great spell period.

XMtS becomes more relevant later on when you start to play in bigger groups and you are no longer attached to a particular lane. I wouldn't hold off on getting it though... stats are not worth it considering the increased range and duration XMtS gets with each level... yes with added mana cost but you do get mana regen item and bracers.

Item Build

Starting items

Core Items

Luxury Items



Early Game

Your hero can babysit or take up solo mid. Try to last hit with Tidebringer all the while hitting enemy with its AoE.

If you soloed mid, early Bottle is a must (to control runes). Start ganking around level 8. Prior to that, you should only leave your position to aid in a river/jungle kill. Early Boots of Speed is advisable.

Remember, at level 6, you now have a decent amount of potential to land a kill using Ghost Ship. If someone comes to gank make sure it is available. When ganking, having it available is very advisable.

Early game for Proudmoore is a lot of farming... I would say you are in good shape for mid game once you upgraded your boots and have a good mana source.

Mid Game

Ganking with intermittent farming. Farm jungle spots on the fly. Do not ignore the players' (allied and enemy) activities. You really should have good comm (vent if you are serious) or--at the very least--have some allies working with you.

Do not waste XMTS, use it with:
- Torrent
- Chasing
- Ghost Ship

Use XMTS it on:
- Channelers (right before the *time window* for them to use their combo arises)
- Disablers (that you wish to Torrent)

When ganking, try to use torrent w/o XMTS... this takes a lot of practice and it is best used when the enemy doesn't know you're there. XMTS and Torrent synergize extremely well but that does not mean to always use them together. I personally only use them together when I'm out in plain sight of the enemy (for instance a 1v1 situation or team battle) and want to guarantee the disable. Also, in big, complicated fights it is good to target the enemy with the disables and strong ultimates (before they get into position... so they get put back OUT of position) with this XMTS/torrent combo... it will put him back away from the fight and buy your team some time.

Always use XMTS on the enemy when he is alone and chasing you. Always use XMTS on yourself to juke if 2 or more are chasing you. Same goes if you are helping an ally being chased.

Initiating with Ghost Ship is the best (or most effective) use for this spell. If your team is fleeing (ie was ganked) and the enemy is already on top of you, then cast Ghost Ship in the direction you are all moving. If the enemy is chasing your team but are somewhat behind you, cast it in the opposite direction so that you get the 10% MS boost sooner.

If you are going to use Ghost Ship during a fight (after initiation), use it ASAP and target the disablers.

When you spells are on CD, position yourself to damage the most # of enemies with Tidebringer. Harass the disablers (or the hero your team is focusing) and try to get them to cast their spells on you. (Usually you want to walk behind the enemy disabler so that you are hitting the other enemies.)

When going into a battle, know who you are disabling, know who your team is focusing as well.

Late Game

Same as mid game, however Ghost Ship becomes more important... so I will say just one thing:


Important Points:
Torrent cancels Sand King's Sand Storm.
"X" does NOT cancel windwalk-type abilities.
"X" cancels Panda's Primal Split if cast before Primal Split.
Avatar, Jugg's Blade Fury, Rage, and Infest ALL cancel "X".
Use "X" on enemy. Have Rhasta cast Mass Wards on top of "X". Hit Return.
Use "X" before enemy Lothar's, Leaps, Runs from your tower.
Use "X" after enemy starts to cast Town Portal, Teleportation, Dark Rift.
Use "X" on enemy. Have ES cast fissure in such a way that you "trap" the "X" on the side closer to your base. Immediately hit Return. Kill. Works best in top or bot lanes.
"X" cancels enemy's channeling spells.
Cast "X" on enemy. Get POTM to fire arrow at "X". When arrow is about to reach "X", hit Return. While enemy is stunned, cast Torrent or Ghost Ship.
Cast "X" on friendly VS before Swap -or- cast "X" on swapped enemy after Swap.
"X" can be used to set up friendly Black Hole, Reverse Polarity, Epicenter, Pure Lesh (TS) Pwnage, etc...
Use "X" to prevent stray enemies from fleeing... free kill. Think about aftermath of big battles.
Use "X" on high MS / stunning chasers when fleeing.
Use "X" on enemies that require a high degree of positioning (ex: Lesh, Ursa, and Axe).
When you Cyclone an enemy, IMMEDIATELY place a torrent under him.
Feel free to give comment and notice me if i haven't credit you ^__^

Credits: kiwon14, JBnev3rEnD, redrach, pluginbaby and all the contributors :)Guide Source: Euquila Guide

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  1. This Hero have a chance to Have the Name of Captain Obvious

    Nice name though:D

  2. i thought that captain coco's rum was the 3rd skill, not the fourth skill...
    and that coco's rum can have a chance of missing your enemies for 5 consecutive hits (more or less)... and the movespeed bonus also comes with a chance...
    so it's like 50% chance to deal 2x damage for 5 seconds and bonus movespeed or miss on all attacks for 5 seconds and no bonus movespeed...

  3. in the earlier betas it was something like 50% for a 2* crit +ms for 5 seconds, then 50% miss for 5 seconds. and was your third skill, now in the current beta, it is how it is described in this post, 5 seconds of 100% 2* crit

  4. Will Coco's Rum kill the Captain himself after the 2nd half of damage taken took place?

    what do you think?

  5. With battlefury and radiance and vlads he becomes an imba farm machine

  6. tested this hero, very powerful, very imbalance. Our weakest player managed to get to level 25 with 9000 cash to spare with the rest of us (including his allies) lagging around at 15 to 16

  7. nice info man!
    can't wait to see the enemy hero back to the x marks :)

  8. someone say there's a bug with admiral proudmoore. if you have 4 battle fury your splash damage can reach 1000 everytime you hit enemy. (splash with tidebringer)

  9. battle fury will makes him very powerful. Lvlup torrent and tidebringer and 1 lv of x will gives him lot of advantage in killing hero. After bf, you can buy HoT, Dominator, SnY, etc...

  10. super powerful hero, spells have been nerfed. still a great farmer.

    most common build:
    b fury
    vanguards (optional)
    buriza/ mkb/ bkb
    (radiance) maybe...
    divine rofl

  11. for your information....kunkka not a tanker....magic really damage him...so no need for lifesteal....with bf he can really survive...kunkka is the starter of big fight...be sure always use the ship...n buriza is the perpect item for kunkka.....after tat...up to you....but....after kunkka get the buriza...the game will end...you can reallly get 5 kill if the critical.....hahaha...u get it....

  12. sry but you forget 1 thing kunkka does not have any kind of escape mecanism (xtmts only avaible @ lvl 10)from the lvl 6 to 10 he is very easy to kill .
    BKB is a most on him allowing him to stay longer on team fight and being able to avoid a gank (active+TP)
    anyways GG

  13. kunkka shouldn't solo any lane like the last comment said he havn't a escape mecanism wich+his tidebringer make you over push and u will find urself fight near your ennemy tower and we all know this isn't a good idea=U ARE THE PERFECT TARGET FOR A GANK (sry for caps)

  14. I dont know above..
    In most highlevelgames i've watched kunkka solos most of the time with 3xgauntlets of stength..
    Its just my observation

  15. my item is heart , cuiras , phase boots , battle fury , buriza and vlad/satanic (optional)

  16. Why not vanguard or vladimir for this hero??

  17. my items are power threads,2 bracer(until late game)batle fury,buriza,bkb,hot,asault

  18. Check this nice Kunkka tribute for some skills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMXAIZEw5PM

  19. 4 me the best kunka item rely !!1. power tread 4 atk + stats bonus ,2. 2b-f ,3. buriza ,4.BKB, 5. helm/sata ,6. cuiras or whatever u like !! coz with those item u sure r doing great !! with splash + critical = g_g

  20. I am using kelens dagger of escape for kunkka to survive in ganks

  21. guess whats the best orb effct for kunkka?

  22. Phase boots, lothars, Buriza, Buriza, Black king bar, heart/buriza. best build you can have if you use your lothars and hit a creep then all heros around will take alot of dmg. and if crit like that they will also take alot of dmg. no battlefury or some needed.

  23. i usually max torrent first, before tidebringer. lvl 4 tidebringer + any stunner (vs, lion) can easily nuke a hero at early game. phase boots, vanguard for survivalbility, lothars, bkb, bf and burize should be enough. kunnkka is not a mid hero, a good player can easily nudge his tidebringer

  24. I make kunka battle type with satanic, taras
    and lothars, finish game.

  25. I always use Kunkka and I've mastered him

    My luxury item build goes something like this:

  26. try this item build for him 2bf,buriza, lothars, quirass, phse boots, i tried it and buriza and lothats crit stcks and cn kill faster..

    jst a thought if you like my idea

  27. i like 2 bf on him so that u can have 2 persevarences and lots of mana early game for the kills

  28. its dont like fit on it

  29. my skill build is
    1 battlefury(2bf optional)
    = imba for me that is

  30. my build for kunkka is
    Euls scepter
    Force Staff
    Shivas Guard


  31. my kunkka item is 2xbattle fury and kunnkku become invincible

  32. I just finished a great Kunkka game with the ff items:

    Aghanims Scepter
    Boots of Speed
    2 Ironwood

    I was also aiming for a Eul's but the enemy was just too strong.

    p.s. I forgot to sell the 2 ironwood and buy a courier.

    p.p.s. *Please note that I wasn't able to finish my BF build since i lost horribly... hahaha!!!

  33. cool. thanks. this guide is very useful. My new favorite hero is kunkka

  34. Lothars one of the best item for Kunka with the Tidebringer + 125 damage from lothar and very useful for making Ambush

  35. kunka's build

    battle fury
    battle fury
    battle fury


  36. battle fury
    eye of skadi

  37. i tHiNk its COOL but mY is tHe sTRoNGER 1 6 iROn bRanCH Hang it OR lEaVE it? :))

  38. PT
    BUY (BKB)

  39. i like to play the character of kunkka...because
    hes ulti is so strong...thats all.i dont ned to
    put the items bec. u know all of you already

  40. haha my build is

    2 battle fury

  41. Kunka's Tidebringer stacks with a great orb effect ! = Eye of Skadi

    My build :

    Eye of Skadi

    Sloup !

  42. all you noobs wdf skadi with sny? or sny with mask of madness? orb effects doesnt stack u noobs get it right

  43. Item Build:

    -Magic Wand (FIRST)
    -Phase Boots
    -Black King Bar
    -Assault Currias

    best build.

    1. my best item for this item is:
      1.boot of speed
      2.battle fury
      3.battle fury
      7.boot of speed>>> boot of travel... i like this hero.... haha........

  44. kunkka item build 
    Magic wand
    Phase boots
    Assault Cuirass
    Linken Sphere
    Eye of skadi

  45. kunkka item build

  46. 2 divine
    2 fury
    1 loth
    1 phase boots

  47. mkb 

  48. 5 divine

    1 travel

  49. 6 branch = pwnage :)

  50. zzzz. since when did you last play dota? SnY doesn't have an orb effect now. So who's the noob?

  51. zzz see the post lorh... 3 week ago and 9 month ago... haiz

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  53. mga bobo eto build :
    -2battle fury

    that is a good build for admiral ... :)

  54. tanga ikaw ata bobo eh sumanao !

  55. My item build for this hero is

  56. -1BOT
    -1battle fury

  57. Late Game Premium Items.

    6.Blade mail

    Slow Hands doesn't fit this item.
    Use hotkey,mash,etc

    On Game. Clash,GB,etc Starter

    ->use Final and torrent
    then dagger to enemy.
    enemy are stunned for a while free hit to them.
    Use blademail after they get stun by your ship.

    You will SEE them Running =D
    ship + torrent + dagger = good combination.

  58. i like this hero.... what are really he item.. can't you talk me....

  59. im aldready mastering him

  60. Mark + torrent + return + ship.
    But this Ship... I missed everitime(((

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