DotA2 Kunkka Skill Build Guide

Dota2 KunkkaDotA2 Kunkka (Admiral): As Admiral of the mighty Claddish Navy, Kunkka was charged with protecting the isles of his homeland when the Demons of the Cataract made a concerted grab at the lands of men. After years of small sorties, and increasingly bold and devastating attacks, the Demon Fleet flung all its carnivorous ships at the Trembling Isle. Desperate, the Suicide-Mages of Cladd committed their ultimate rite, summoning a host of ancestral spirits to protect the fleet. Against the Demons, this was just barely enough to turn the tide. As Kunkka watched the Demons take his ships down one by one, he had the satisfaction of wearing away their fleet with his ancestral magic. But at the battle’s peak, something in the clash of demons, men and atavistic spirits must have stirred a fourth power that had been slumbering in the depths. The waves rose up in towering spouts around the few remaining ships, and Maelraun the Tentacular appeared amid the fray. His tendrils wove among the ships, drawing demon and human craft together, churning the water and wind into a raging chaos. What happened in the crucible of that storm, none may truly say. The Cataract roars off into the void, deserted by its former denizens. Kunkka is now Admiral of but one ship, a ghostly rig which endlessly replays the final seconds of its destruction. Whether he died in that crash is anyone’s guess. Not even Tidehunter, who summoned Maelraun, knows for sure.

Kunkka Overview

Faction: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Strength
Attack Type: Melee
Role(s): Carry, Disabler, Initiator, Durable

Kunkka Stats

STR: 99 at 25 (24 + 3/level)
AGI: 46.5 at 25 (14 + 1.3/level)
INT: 55.5 at 25 (18 + 1.5/level)
Health: 2354 at 25
Mana: 962 at 25
Damage: 50 – 60
Range: 128
Armor: 1.96
Movement: 300

Kunkka Skills

Torrent Torrent (Active)
Targetting Method: Point | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Summons a rising torrent that, after a short delay, hurls enemy units into the sky, stunning, dealing damage and slowing movement speed.
Cast Time: 0.4 + 0
Cast Range: 1500
Effect Radius: 225
Effect Delay: 1.6
Total Damage: 120 / 180 / 240 / 300
Move Speed Slow: 35%
Slow Duration: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Stun Duration: 1.53
Mana Cost: 120
Cooldown Time: 10


  • The delay is 2 seconds at all levels (0.4 cast time + 1.6 delay).
  • Units tossed in the air will be stunned and still able to be attacked.
  • Units tossed in the air lose their collision size for the duration, so units can path below them.
  • After casting, the target area will gain a visual bubbling effect and a sound effect will play for the delay period. This effects can be seen and heard by allies only.
  • Half of the damage occurs right as the torrent erupts, the rest occurs as 10 ticks over 1.53 second stun duration.
  • Provides 225 radius ground vision over the targeted area after erupting for a short period of time.
  • Torrent can be cast without having to face towards the targeted area.
Tidebringer Tidebringer (Passive)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Kunkka’s legendary sword grants increased damage and cleaves a large area of effect in front of him for a single strike.
Cleave Radius: 500 / 500 / 500 / 600
Cleave Damage: 100%
Damage Bonus: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Cooldown Time: 13 / 10 / 7 / 4


  • Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value.
  • The cleave damages a circular area in front of Kunkka.
  • Applies bonus damage when denying, however, the cleave does not trigger and Tidebringer does not go into cooldown.
  • Applies bonus damage and goes into cooldown when attacking enemy structures, however, the cleave is not applied.
  • Plays an audio (only heard by Kunkka) when going off cooldown and has a visual effect on the sword whenever it’s ready.
  • As with all cleave, Tidebringer stacks with Battle Fury and Empower.
  • Unlike other cleaves, Tidebringer is not affected by Quelling Blade.
X Marks the Spot X Marks the Spot (Active)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Enemy units
Targets a friendly or enemy Hero, marks their position with an X, and returns them to it after several seconds. Kunkka can trigger the return at any time during the duration.
Cast Time: 0.4 + 0
Cast Range: 350 / 550 / 750 / 1000
Enemy Duration: 4
Allies Duration: 8
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown Time: 19 / 16 / 13 / 10


  • Cannot be dispelled by anything, including an ally activating spell immunity after the spell has been cast. Becoming invulnerable will make the target not return to the X when the duration ends or X Marks the Spot Return has been cast.
  • Interrupts channeling spells upon returning.
  • Provides 300 radius ground vision around the X mark for 5.94 seconds.
  • The affected unit leaves behind red lines while walking, showing in which direction he went.
Culling Blade Ghost Ship (Active)
Targetting Method: Point | Allowed Targets: Self/Allies/Enemies
Summons a ghostship to cut a swath through battle, causing damage and stuns to enemy units as it crashes through. Allies are doused in Kunkka’s Rum, receiving bonus movement speed and a delayed reaction to damage.
Cast Time: 0.4 + 0
Cast Range: 1000
Ship Radius: 425
Impact Delay: 3.07
Impact Damage: 400 / 500 / 600
Rum Move Speed Bonus: 10%
Rum Damage Reduction: 50%
Rum Duration: 10
Stun Duration: 1.4
Mana Cost: 150 / 200 / 250
Cooldown Time: 60 / 50 / 40


  • Ghostship travels at a speed of 650.
  • Kunkka turns to face the target point; the ship then spawns 1000 units behind Kunkka, travels forward, and finishes 1000 units ahead of Kunkka.
  • A visual indicator (water whirling and a sword stuck in the ground) will appear at the location the ship will crash in. The indicator is only visible to allies.
  • The Rum buff applies to allied heroes which come within 425 range of the ship at any time during its travel.
  • Once the Rum buff expires, a debuff is placed. The debuff deals 5% of the previously reduced damage as damage in 1 second intervals until all the reduced damage is returned.
  • Delayed damage dealt after the Rum wears off is HP removal. It will not dispel any consumables and can never kill a hero.
  • This means it can not be avoided by anything.

Kunkka Skill Build Guide

  1. Tidebringer (1)
  2. Torrent (1)
  3. Tidebringer (2)
  4. Torrent (2)
  5. Tidebringer (3)
  6. Ghost Ship (1)
  7. Tidebringer (MAX)
  8. Torrent (3)
  9. Torrent (MAX)
  10. Stats (1)
  11. Ghost Ship (2)
  12. X Marks The Spot (1)
  13. X Marks The Spot (2)
  14. Stats (2)
  15. Stats (3)
  16. Ghost Ship (MAX)
  17. Stats (MAX)
  18. X Marks The Spot (3)
  19. X Marks The Spot (MAX)

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