Tidehunter plays the role of a Support in all of his game. His AoE skills really is a good aid to his allies. That is why Leviathan is also a good Initiator to start team fights against his enemies. He is also vital to all damages because of his tough build and skill. His items are more on support and AoE so he can much give more aid to his allies.
The early game item build for Tidehunter can be the following:
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Tidehunter giving him more strength and toughness to survive the early game plus the intelligence for mana support.
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Tidehunter to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Tidehunter to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Magic Stick – This helps you to counter spell caster enemy heroes.
Observer Wards – This is a strategic item to spy on your enemies. Supporting heroes just like Tidehunter should do the warding strategy. This should maintain through the whole game.
Clarity Potion – This item helps Tidehunter to regenerate his mana whenever it is in low condition.
Smoke of Deceit – This supportive item helps Tidehunter and his allies to set a clash or gank against his opponents during the early game. This should be maintain through the whole game.
Sentry Wards – This strategic item helps Tidehunter to deward a spying observer ward nearby.
Boots of Speed – This grants Tidehunter movespeed for chasing and escaping.
The mid game item build for Tidehunter can be the following:
Headdress of Rejuvenation – This may help Tidehunter for better health regeneration.
Medallion of Courage – This can do the killing faster because of armor degrading.
Urn of Shadows – This can help Tidehunter to serve himself and his allies in health regeneration. And also can do damage to enemies.
Magic Wand – This helps you to regenerate your mana and health in an instant depending on its charge.
Arcane Boots – This grants Tidehunter and his nearby allies mana whenever its cooldown.
Ancient Janggo of Endurance – This grants Tidehunter and his allies attack speed and movespeed.
Kelen’s Dagger – This grants Leviathan the ability to Blink.
The late game item build for Tidehunter can be the following:
Mekansm – This provides Tidehunter and his nearby allies armor and hitpoints.
Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight – This helps allies of Tidehunter and himself to prevent magic for damaging more.
Force Staff – This helps Tidehunter in chasing and escaping.
Eul’s Scepter of Divinity – This grants Tidehunter the ability to cyclone enemies and himself for chasing, setting and escaping.