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I'm new to dota but have played quite a bit of league of legends and I'm very much used to using ctrl-qwer to level up my abilities. Is there a way to do this in dota 2?

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Control+QWER. Set 'attribute learn' to something for stats; I use Z. – Decency May 31 '13 at 23:24

I'm not a very experienced player but I just opened up Dota 2 and tried mapping 'Ability Learn' to control and it didn't work.

However, upon a little bit of research and testing to verify if what this site says is true, it seems that what you're asking is hard-coded into the game, and that's why you can't change the key binding for control through the options menu.

So basically: ctrl+(ability key) DOES level up your ability, without needing any changes in your settings.

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Well that was easy, I tried it in the tutorial and it didn't work but just tried it in a bot game and it worked, thanks. – amccaffrey May 31 '13 at 18:54
@amccaffrey The tutorial only letts you get a specific ability iirc. – Decency May 31 '13 at 23:22
Another longer method is to press O (by default) and then the ability key. Pressing O is equivalent to clicking the Level Up button with the mouse and the cursor changes to the level up icon. – Locutus Jun 16 '13 at 14:14

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