Tanky Koshka by Scarlet

Tanky Koshka

By: Scarlet
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014
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Koshka

Build: Tanky Build - A Simple Guide

Ability Path

Bloodrush
Heroic Perk
Pouncy Fun
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Twirly Death
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Yummy Catnip Frenzy
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Threat Hero Notes
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  No Threat
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  No Threat
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Krul Depending on how good the player is, he may or may not be a threat. So far, it seems he is not really a threat 1v1 but may become one if you clash with 2-3 of them enemies.
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Ringo Easy kill unless you yourself is low in health.
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SAW Crystal SAWs are relatively easier to kill than Weapon SAWs. SAW is very vulnerable while he is using Suppressing Fire, so try to kill him within that 2.5 seconds. However, do try to avoid his stream of bullets as this slows you down.
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Catherine Not really a threat but just hard to kill if Catherine is tanky too. You have almost the same purpose as she does - to take damage on behalf of your allies.
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Petal Pounce at a petal and use your second skill Twirly Death to collect boosts to enhance your basic attack, then either continue to attack her or disengage.
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  No Threat
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Adagio May be a slight threat due to his ability to slow you down. This removes one big advantage (your speed) you have over others. Plus if he uses Agent of Wrath, the damage on you might be substantial. Do make sure you get Reflex Block or Aegis as soon as possible if you have him as your enemy. And don't forget to use your third skill to cancel his ulti!
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Glaive Difficult to kill as Glaive is naturally tanky. has a relatively high damage, and he can charge after you. So if you are having problems defeating a good Glaive player, stay away and only engage with the help of allies.
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  No Threat

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Hi everyone! <3

This is my first guide here and I think I'll just make it short and to the point (:
It may not be the best but since there aren't many guides for Koshka, I felt that maybe I should share my build.
So if there are any questions for me or anywhere I could improve, feel free to leave a comment!
And I'm not really sure how to maximise the use of the stuffs here yet so here goes...

Why Tanky? Top

Koshka is relatively weaker and more vulnerable as compared to other heroes. She has to be able to assassinate in a flash - engage with the enemy quickly, kill and then quickly escape again. This puts her in a very squishy state. A tanky koshka may not have a very high damage but it is good when your allies are focusing on getting high damage, so all you need to do is protect your allies and scratch your enemies till they bleed. The main skill used here is her second skill: Twirly Death so do max it asap.

Her Skills Top

First skill


Pouncy Fun
Type: Targeted
Used for:
  • Closing the gap between you and your target.
  • Escaping from enemies by pouncing at jungle minions ahead of you. (Note: May not be a good idea when you are low in health)

Second Skill


Twirly Death
Type: Radius
Used for:
  • Collecting boosted basic attack (max 12) as this is what you depend on to cause damage.
  • Causing damage to many targets at the same time if they are close to each other. (Pounce at an enemy and activate - This results in you collecting boosts too!)

Third Skill


Yummy Catnip Frenzy
Type: Targeted
Used for:
  • Cancelling ultimates and for stopping the target from escaping. For better result, stun the target while you have an ally assisting you.
  • Not really used to cause substantial damage but rather for its stun.

Passive Heroic Perk


Koshka's special ability is activated when she hits an enemy hero with any of her skills.
She gains bonus move speed, armour and shield.
This makes her even more tanky, and if the enemy tries to escape, the bonus move speed might enable you to catch him again.

Using This Build Top

How I personally use this build


What I do at the beginning is get Energy Battery + 2 Halcyon Potion then farm starting from the lower 2 neutrals on the enemies side before going back to my side.

But if I meet an enemy there, I may attack depending on what their start items are. So you got to check what they are buying at the start in order to gauge if you can have a chance at killing any of them when at level 1-2. If you don't think you can handle the enemy approaching you, escape. DO NOT waste your time trying to kill an enemy you think you might have a lower chance of survival against. Just farm what you can and level up.

I farm enough to buy 4 items at tier 1: Sprint Boots, Ironguard Contract, Oakheart and Light Armour (or Light Shield if against CP enemies). The 6th slot is always kept for 3 Halcyon Potion. After this, I farm as fast as I can to level 6.

The way I upgrade these 5 items depends in game, for example if the enemies are getting more WP items then I upgrade armour first. Usually, I upgrade my boots to Tier 3 Journey Boots as fast as I can as this (your speed) is your biggest advantage over others. If the game goes long enough, the complete set will be Frostburn, Metal Jacket or Aegis, Journey Boots, Warhorn and Shiversteel + 3 Halcyon Potion (Some modifications should be done depending on what your enemies build).

Also, don't be afraid of turrets. If there are minions, slashing at a turret is perfectly safe. When enemy minions are around you, use Twirly Death to collect boosts then continue slashing at the turret. It is possible for Koshka to take down turrets on her own. Do not hit an enemy while near a turret, even though this build can withstand many turret hits.

Thanks :D Top

I hope that this guide would be of some help!
If you have a different opinion on some things, please share with me!
Thanks again for reading my guide!

xoxoxo

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