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What is “Tread Switching” and how can lower ranked players utilize it?

Power treads give +9 to either Strength, Agility, or Intelligence. You can switch between the "active" attribute. When buying them for my hero, the default thing I'd do is set them to my hero's ...
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How is credit for hero kills by allied towers and creeps determined?

Often in-game I will see an enemy hero be killed by an allied tower (usually due to a failed gank), and a nearby hero will be credited with the kill, getting gold and (presumably) experience for the ...
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Are match outcomes fixed?

In Dota 2, if the players were to leave the Radiant and Dire creeps to play the game out without doing anything in game, is the fate of the match set (favored towards Dire/Radiant), or is it entirely ...
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Error in offline console game - Captain's Mode

I used the following commands for starting a captain's mode game : sv_lan 1 sv_cheats 1 dota_force_gamemode 2 map dota I usually play all pick games with my friends, but in Captains mode, there are ...
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Does critical strike multiply the damage from items or only base damage?

Does a critical strike multiply the whole player damage (including +damage from items) or only the base damage from stats ? e.g. My hero has a base damage of 100 and a monkey king bar that gives +88 ...
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Item build not saving in DotA 2

I edit my custom item build/abilities for Riki, and it is marked as "saved", but in-game the standard item build appears. What's the problem?
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Are there two different huntling courier skins?

Right now, you can see listings for the huntling: http://steamcommunity.com/market/listings/570/Huntling There seems to be two different images that associate with it right now. Everything I've ...
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How to quickly select Necronomicon Archer to use mana burn

When I use necronomicon it summons two units, warrior and archer. How do I quickly switch to archer to use mana burn before my target gets out of range? Using tab switch it can be slow (especially if ...
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How do you leave a game in Dota 2?

I need help to leave a Dota 2 game. Someone left and never came back and therefore everyone left except me. It also says its safe to leave the game? How can I leave a Dota 2 game?
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How is a hero's Net Worth calculated?

From what I understand so far, a hero's net worth grows over the time of a game. The value seems to include the hero's inventory and its current gold. Therefore I get that position 1 and 2 players ...
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How to get Golden Trove Carafe 2015

I have purchased 5 Lockless Luckvase 2015 and 1 trove carafe but did not get any rare courier or golden trove carafe so is there any way to get these change or it just a cheap way to spent money as ...
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How do I launch Dota 2 straight into Reborn using a shortcut?

I made a shortcut on the desktop to open Dota: steam://rungameid/570 I found the GameIDs for the betas as follows: 571, 572, 573 and tried them in the launch shortcut but they do not work. How do ...
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How to play against Bloodseeker in 6.84c?

In the current patch (6.84c) Bloodseeker is getting picked in 26% of the matches. In the matches I had he seems to be pretty damn overpowered, just running around with haste-rune speed and ...
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Looking for a specific type of dual lane

TL;DR : I'm looking for two heroes that go well together in a lane, and will be able to gang other lanes fast. I have a problem when I play most of my games, I feel like my team is way too passive. ...
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Why no-one MoM+Battlefury Spectre?

Spectre has low damage, low mobility (the first skill can't really be popped just for movement) and low attack speed during laning phase, and normally people would be ganking spectre all the time to ...
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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Early disconnect from all 5 team members (before first blood / 5 minutes)

I have some questions regarding the abandon system in Dota 2: scenario: A player disconnects (not abandons!) the game before first blood / 5 minutes, then all his team members disconnect shortly ...
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Is Octarine Core worth it on Kunkka?

There was a Kunkka player in my team today. He was sporting an Octarine Core as his first major item after Shadowblade. I'm aware that Tidebringer damage does heal him, but is that really worth it? ...
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How does the metric for Most Successful Heroes differ from “Performance” in Heroes Played? [duplicate]

On my profile page, the Most Successful Heroes list Silencer, Spirit Breaker and Mirana. However, on Heroes Played sorted by "Performance", there are heroes that I have a better performance with: ...
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Setting the camera in Starcraft 2 to be like Warcraft 3 or Dota 2

In SC2, the WC3/DotA 2 Mouse3 dragging has been removed. Instead, when you hold Mouse3 and move the screen, the mouse reappears where you started dragging from. On WC3 and DotA 2, it started from ...
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As Zeus, is it possible to globally acquire assists?

Example: Spirit Breaker ganks Crystal Maiden, and Zeus is on SB's team. To my knowledge, if Zeus doesn't steal the kill with Thundergod's Wrath (but deals damage with it), Spirit Breaker gets the ...
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Are the effects granted by the TI Compendium permanent?

All's in the title. The question encompasses effects such as "Custom Dagon/Eul's Scepter/Bottle/Fountain Effect" acquired through the compendium achievements and whether they alter these factors ...
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Is there a way to automatically download all match replays for a specific tournament?

I missed some International 2015 matches over the weekend and I'd like to watch them in the game client. Is there some way that I can automatically download the replays of all matches for that ...
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Is there a way to make a skill autocast-able?

So I was playing a bit of Bristleback, and after it got to late game, as it does, and I got an octarine core, with more mana than I could spend, I was pressing w to walk. After that game, and a ...
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Should Dazzle ult his friends or enemies?

Suppose you are playing Dazzle and you sense a team fight is coming. You are ready to drop your ult, but the way everyone is positioned, you can either drop it on your friends OR your enemies. Which ...
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Is there is a command to move cursor?

Is there is a command in Dota 2 to move cursor? Can I send some coordinates to game to move my cursor?
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Can enemies see the pets of invisible heroes?

The International Compendium 2015 grants Almond the Frondillo at level 50. This pet can be equipped by a limited range of heroes, including Riki. If I am invisible as Riki (or anyone else), will my ...
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Does Lion drain mana when my mana is full?

Suppose that I am playing Lion, and my mana is currently full. If I use my Mana Drain ability on an enemy hero, will it actually drain any mana from him/her/it?
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Was I supposed to get something extra for my first store purchase?

I did a purchase from the Dota 2 Store (online) today and got a cheap set ("Custom of Karroch Set" for Beastmaster for 1.50tl (0.75$/0.5$)). This comment states that I had to get something else ...
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How to change dota 2 map visiblity

I want to change map visibility in Dota 2 offline mode. E.g. "explored," "all visible," etc. How can I do it in the console?
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Which is the most efficient way to level up my TI5 compendium? [duplicate]

I have bought my TI5 compendium, is there a way I can level up my compendium by playing games and still be able to reach 250+ levels?
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How to practise combo Earthbind and Poof continuously using Meepo?

I would like to master Meepo and am looking for tips and tricks that I can use to get a hang of using that hero. Clicking on each portrait and using the keys to Earthbind and Poof gets me killed most ...
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Nature's Prophet Teleportation skill interrupted from a stun from jungle creep - how?

I know that the Teleportation skill of Nature's Prophet isn't channeling spell, so it can't be interrupted. But in this game between Alliance and Na'Vi, a neutral jungle creep interrupted this spell. ...
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Riki's Blink Strike against Faceless Void's Chronosphere

If Faceless Void used Chronosphere, would Riki be able to blink to him using Blink Strike and then backstab him (with Blink Strike)?
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How to level up fast with the 2015 Compendium c.q. is there any connection between coins and leveling?

I've bought the "The International Five Compendium" for my friends and me, as there is a special thing where you will get more coins if there are five compendium owners in your team as well as a ...
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Is smoke required for Techies to kill Roshan in early levels?

I have seen a video of Techies killing Roshan at level 8 with Arcane Boots, Soul Ring etc, in that video he first uses Smoke of Deceit to disappear and then he did that trick. Is there any ...
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Dota 2 Workshop Content downloading, DLC unticked

Okay, so basically everytime I restart steam or go into this one specific steam account, it always starts to download Workshop Content. DLC unticked, files deleted. As you can see in the image below, ...
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Difference between “Riki's Sange and Yasha” and “Sange and Yasha” cosmetics

On the Dota 2 market, I see the cosmetic items "Sange and Yasha" and "Riki's Sange and Yasha". What is the difference between these two items?
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How do I level up stats instead of skills in DotA 2?

I've seen a few guides for various heroes (mainly on DotA Fire) that advise leveling stats instead of skills at level 15, then from 17 to 25 (when skills have been maxed). How do I do this? (What do I ...
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Do mutes persist between games?

If I mute someone in a public matchmaking game in DotA 2 (from the in-game menu, clicking the microphone button to make it red), will this persist into other DotA 2 games?
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Is there a file will all the loading screen tips for Dota2

Is there a file in our Dota folder where I can see all the loading screen tips? I found some lists on the Dota2 dev forums (http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=140180), but I am not sure how old ...
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Is there a console command that grants invincibility on a target?

I want to practice a combo skill on a hero. Is there a cheat that makes the target immortal? I just want to be able to cast my skills on him, then refresh, over and over until I can do it properly.
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Are all bots created equal?

When I'm playing a match of me + 4 medium bots against 5 medium bots, I'm occasionally the worst player on my team by a fair margin (e.g. as a carry, I died 3 times in the beginning of the match and ...
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Unable to control hero / hero getting deselected

So I have a couple of problems that I only recently have begun to experience in Dota 2: 1.Sometimes, the hero gets deselected, without me pressing anything or clicking anywhere. This is often but not ...
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Can Necromastery be purged?

Since SF's third skill is considered a buff, would purge work to dispel it? If yes, will it reset the souls or just disable it for some time?
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Quick cast with one key only [duplicate]

Is there a way to cast 2 or 3 abilities(spells) in a row with pressing 1 hot key only?
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How to get gold very fast? [closed]

I played against bots and its somewhat easy to get gold while playing against bots but playing against human players its very hard to get gold.while im saving some amount of gold like 4000 most of the ...
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How to “dominate” enemy heroes

On one of the pub games i had where Aiushtha (Enchantress) was on my team, we had this one mid-game clash where enemy Pudge's hp turned green and became invulnerable, clearly suggesting he got ...
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Raising Battle Points with Bot Matches

I've read it somewhere that bot matches allegedly boosts battle points? Can anyone help me in confirming this with verifiable source(s)?