Kunkka

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[e][h]Kunkka
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP Regen
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
740
1775
2517
Mana
291
543
723
Armor
3.2
6.2
8.2
Damage
50-60
96-106
129-139
Spell Amp
1.3%
2.7%
3.8%
Magic Resist
26%
30%
32%
Movement Speed Amp

0.7%
1.6%
2.3%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Kunkka, the Admiral[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Support Disabler Initiator Durable Nuker

As The 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 Maelrawn 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 The 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 Maelrawn, knows for sure.

Abilities[edit]

Torrent
QE
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summons a rising torrent of water that hurls enemy units into the sky after a short delay. It stuns, deals damage, and slows movement speed.
Damage75 / 150 / 225 / 300
195 / 270 / 345 / 420
Radius225
325
Slow35%
Slow Duration1.75 / 2.5 / 3.25 / 4
Stun Duration1.6
Delay1.6
Cast Range1500
Cast Point0.4
16 / 14 / 12 / 10
90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
An ancestral rush of water explodes from the center of the world, called upon by the Admiral.
Notes
  • Damage is dealt every 0.2 seconds in 8 instances.
  • Damage per instance:
    • 9.375 / 18.75 / 28.125 / 37.5
    • 24.375 / 33.75 / 43.125 / 52.5
  • Kunkka does not need to face the targeted area to cast Torrent.
  • Enemies cannot see the bubbling water effect before Torrent bursts.
  • Provides ground vision over its area upon cast until it triggers.
Tidebringer
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Kunkka's legendary sword grants increased damage and cleaves a large area of effect in front of him for a single strike.
Bonus Damage25 / 50 / 75 / 100
Starting Radius150
Ending Radius500 / 550 / 600 / 650
Distance650 / 800 / 950 / 1100
Cleave Damage100%
Cast Range150
13 / 10 / 7 / 4
     2.5
A lost Claddish soul inhabits Kunkka's trusty Tidebringer, empowering it to destroy demons of the Cataract.
Notes
  • Can be set to Auto-Cast.
  • The bonus damage will apply to denies and will not put the ability on cooldown or cleave.
  • Enemies can see the Tidebringer visual effect on Kunkka's weapon when it is available.
X Marks the Spot
EX
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Heroes
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. Has double the duration on allies.
Enemy Duration4
Ally Duration8
Cast Range400 / 600 / 800 / 1000
Cast Point0.4
26 / 20 / 14 / 8
50
Does not pierce Spell Immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
The Admiral's set of arcane abilities includes some that can be used for battle as well as entertainment.
Notes
  • Interrupts channeling upon return.
  • The target leaves behind a trail showing the path it has traveled from the X.
  • The X provides 400 ground vision.
Return
EX
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Heroes
Returns the marked hero to the X.
Cast Point0.4
1
Does not pierce Spell Immunity. Can return spell immune allies.
Ghostship
RT
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summons a ghostly ship that sails through the battle before smashing apart, damaging and stunning all enemies caught near the wreckage. Allied heroes touched by the Ghostship are given a swig of The Admiral's Rum, receiving bonus movement speed and a delayed reaction to all incoming damage.
Damage400 / 500 / 600
Stun Duration1.4
Bonus Speed10%
Damage Delayed40% / 45% / 50%
Buff Duration10
Radius425
Cast Range1000
Cast Point0.3
Ghostships Summoned1
3
Drag Radius
200
60 / 50 / 40
125 / 175 / 225
Drags enemies with the Ghostship.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
The final ship of the Claddish Navy is nothing but a phantom, but it is all too real to the enemies of the Admiral.
Notes
  • When cast, the ship appears behind Kunkka and travels forward to land in front of Kunkka.
  • Always crashes where Kunkka targets it. It spawns the appropriate distance behind him to travel the full 2000 units.
  • The boat's movement speed is 650, taking 3 seconds to reach the impact area.
  • The boat appears directly on Kunkka and lands 1000 units ahead of Kunkka.
  • Effectively shortens the travel time to 1.5 seconds.
  • Enemies dragged by the ship can still perform actions and channel spells.
  • Destroys trees units are pushed into within 100 range.
  • Enemies cannot see the visual indicator marking the impact area.
  • The boat has 300 flying vision.
  • The Admiral's Rum buff gives allies a glossy wetness visual for the duration of the buff.
  • After The Admiral's Rum buff wears off, the delayed damage is dealt in 10 instances over 10 seconds.
  • The damage from Rum Hangover is non-lethal hp cost.
  • Each Ghostship of the fleet appears 2.7 seconds after the previous one spawns.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
-1.5s Tidebringer Cooldown 25 Ghostship Fleet
+25 Strength 20 +100 Torrent AoE
+120 Torrent Damage 15 +10 Health Regen
+6 Armor 10 +40 Damage

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Stout Shield
Iron Branch
Bottle
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Gauntlets of Strength
Bracer
Mid Game Late Game
Phase Boots
Magic Wand
Drum of Endurance
Daedalus
Black King Bar
Shadow Blade

General Strategy[edit]

Kunkka is always predicting where his enemies will go next. Able to attack a location with a geyser of water or a ghostly shipwreck, should his aim prove true, he and his allies will have no trouble cleaning up whatever is left.
Kunkka (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.16
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from +50% Tidebringer Cleave to -1.5s Tidebringer Cooldown
7.13b
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 2 to 1
7.10
  • Buff Tidebringer damage increased from 25/45/65/85 to 25/50/75/100
7.07b
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from 4 Ghostships to 3
7.07
  • Buff Kunkka is no longer restricted from using Quelling Blade
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06
  • Buff Ghostship now always crashes where Kunkka targets it
    • (Spawns the appropriate distance behind him to travel the full 2000 units)
7.04
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +25 Damage to +30
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +20 Movement Speed to +30
7.03
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +20
7.02
  • Buff Tidebringer Cleave Distance from 675/750/825/900 to 650/800/950/1100
  • Buff Tidebringer Cleave Radius from 450/500/550/600 to 500/550/600/650
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from +150 Mana to +40 Torrent Damage
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +20 Damage to +25
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +25% Magic Resistance to +35%
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Torrent cooldown increased from 10 to 16/14/12/10
  • Nerf Ghostship Rum damage reduction changed from 50% to 40/45/50%
6.88e
  • Nerf Torrent damage reduced from 120/180/240/300 to 75/150/225/300
6.88
  • Buff Torrent slow duration increased from 1/2/3/4 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
  • Buff Tidebringer bonus damage increased from 25/40/55/70 to 25/45/65/85
6.87
  • Rework Torrent damage is now dealt evenly over 8 ticks
  • Buff Torrent stun duration increased from 1.53 to 1.6
  • Buff Torrent mana cost reduced from 120 to 90/100/110/120
  • Buff Base armor increased from 0 to 2
6.86
  • Buff Added Scepter upgrade to Kunkka
    • Ghostship now drags enemies within a 200 AoE of it towards the crash site
    • It now starts from where Kunkka is, rather than behind him
  • Buff Torrent now gives your team vision over target area immediately upon cast
    • (Rather than just when triggering)
  • Buff Tidebringer is now an autocast ability
    • (Will only trigger if turned on or cast directly on the target)
  • Buff Tidebringer damage bonus increased from 20/35/50/65 to 25/40/55/70
  • Rescale Tidebringer AoE from rescaled 500/500/500/600 to 450/500/550/600
  • Buff Ghostship mana cost reduced from 150/200/250 to 125/175/225
6.85
  • Buff Tidebringer damage increased from 15/30/45/60 to 20/35/50/65
  • Buff X Marks the Spot cast range rescaled from 350/550/750/1000 to 400/600/800/1000
  • Nerf X Marks the Spot cooldown rescaled from 19/16/13/10 to 26/20/14/8
  • Buff Ghostship cast point reduced from 0.4 to 0.3
6.84
  • Buff Kunkka no longer turns to cast Torrent
  • Buff Torrent cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
  • Buff X Marks the Spot mana cost from 80 to 50
6.83
  • Buff X Marks the Spot enemy delay from 1/2/3/4 to 4, and allied delay from 2/4/6/8 to 8
  • Nerf X Marks the Spot cast range from 500/650/800/950 to 350/550/750/1000
  • Nerf X Marks the Spot cooldown from 14/13/12/11 to 19/16/13/10
  • Buff X Marks the Spot Return mana cost reduced from 50 to 0
6.82
  • Buff X Marks the Spot cooldown from 13 to 14/13/12/11
6.81
  • Buff Torrent area of effect increased from 215 to 225
  • Buff X Marks the Spot can now last twice as long on allied heroes
  • Buff Ghostship allied buff duration increased from 8 to 10
  • Buff Added Ghostship AoE indicator for allies
6.79
  • Buff X Marks the Spot cooldown reduced from 16 to 13
  • Buff Ghostship damage increased from 350/450/550 to 400/500/600
6.78
  • Buff Ghostship damage increased from 300/400/500 to 350/450/550
  • Buff X Marks the Spot mana cost decreased from 80/90/100/110 to 80
  • Nerf X Marks the Spot vision from 1000 flying vision to 400 ground vision
6.76
  • Buff Tidebringer level 4 AoE increased from 500 to 600
6.75
  • Buff Base strength increased from 21 to 24
  • Buff Ghostship cooldown decreased from 90/80/70 to 60/50/40
  • Buff Ghostship impact AoE increased from 400 to 425
6.74
  • Buff Torrent AoE increased from 200 to 215
  • Buff X Marks the Spot cooldown decreased from 20 to 16 seconds
  • Buff Ghostship stun duration increased from 1.2 to 1.4
6.73
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.7 to 3
  • Buff Ghostship's CoCo's Rum duration increased from 5/6/7 to 8
  • Buff Tidebringer cleave AoE improved from 380/420/460/500 to 500
  • Buff Torrent slow increased from 30% to 35%
  • Buff X Marks the Spot cooldown decreased from 30 to 20 seconds
6.72d
  • Buff Base intelligence increased from 16 to 18
  • Buff Ghostship cooldown decreased from 90 to 90/80/70
6.72
  • Buff Tidebringer cooldown rescaled from 16/12/8/4 to 13/10/7/4
  • Buff Ghostship stun increased from 1 to 1.2 seconds
  • Buff Ghostship cooldown reduced from 100 to 90
6.60
  • Nerf Base agility reduced from 18 to 14
  • Nerf Agility gain reduced from 1.7 to 1.3
6.58
  • Nerf Reduced Captain Coco's Rum movement bonus (30%➜10%)
  • Nerf Ghostship cooldown increased from 100/80/60 to a constant 100
6.57
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced from 18 to 16
  • Nerf Intelligence gain reduced from 2.2 to 1.5
  • Nerf Decreased X Marks the Spot duration from 2/3/4/5 to 1/2/3/4
  • Nerf Added 50 mana cost to manual return ability of X Marks the Spot
  • Nerf Increased Ghostship mana cost from 150 to 150/200/250
6.56
  • Nerf Base strength reduced from 24 to 21
  • Nerf Torrent slow duration reduced from 2/3/4/5 to 1/2/3/4
  • Nerf Torrent mana cost increased from 105 to 120
  • Nerf Tidebringer radius reduced from 425/450/475/500 to 380/420/460/500
  • Nerf X Marks the Spot no longer recalls the target if he becomes magic immune
6.55
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

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