A 2013 action RTS video game by Valve Corporation for PC, Linux and Mac. It is the stand-alone sequel to the popular Warcraft III mod "Defense of the Ancients" (aka DotA).

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Unable to unwrap present

Long long ago, I received a present from Dota. These presents were given every 5 levels I believed, and contained a handful of items (some skins, tools etc). Some time ago, Dota changed its leveling ...
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dota 2 - how do you see emoticons collection

Basically... what title says. I got an emoticons pack. Opened it so now I should have them. The thing is... where do I see them?
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What are support duties in LoL compared to DotA?

I'm quite new to LoL still, but I've played DotA/DOTA2 for long time before. When you play support in DotA there were quite a lot of things you could/should do to help out your carry(or team in ...
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Why aren't there any hero affinities in Dota2? [on hold]

In the attempt to elaborate this question: Why aren't poison-based heroes (e.g. Viper, Venomancer, Shadow Demon) immune from poison? Why does Zeus get equally damaged by lightning blasts from ...
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Can I trigger a combo or a queuing action in Dota 2?

I want to use some spells and items each one right after the other, or set a trigger as a combo in Dota 2. I read a statement somewhere about holding Shift, I tried using it to trigger a combo but I ...
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How can I boost my Solo MMR in Dota 2?

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while now. I started my account with 700 MMR on solo and managed to reach 2.7k in the first 3 months. Nevertheless, a year has passed since then and I'm stuck on 2.7k. ...
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Ubuntu Linux - Dota 2 - Graphics card doesn't support OpenGL 3.1

So I spent like FOREVER downloading Dota 2, only to find that when I launch it it requires OpenGL 3.1, which my graphics card (Intel integrated graphics) doesn't support. Can I make it use a previous ...
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Why are mid wards effective?

On this match between Miracle and w33, Miracle (on the dire side) placed his wards on his side of the mid, center atop the ledge. (2:02 minutes into the vid) I noticed other high level mid players do ...
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Creating Builds in Dota 2

Can you still make custom hero builds in dota 2? Ever since the reborn update, I havent found a way to do so... is it simply in another place that I havent looked yet? Any Ideas?
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How does an Illusion interact with splash damage in regards to it's “x% Damage Taken” modifier?

Considering the following scenario: The attacking hero has either Cleave (if melee) or Splash (if ranged). The target of the attack is a hero surrounded by illusions who have a "300% damage ...
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Dota 2 Wiki Character Responses [closed]

http://dota2.gamepedia.com has some really nice pages that give you all or most of the hero responses that you may be able to hear in a game. That's really cool. Here's the issue, I have no idea what ...
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Can't buy anything from Store or Global Items because of strange bug

Whenever I try to buy something my cursor changes from the styled one in Dota 2 to the normal one from Windows and if I move it around I see it change to select text, so CTRL + A gives this output. ...
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Where is the item folder located for Dota 2?

I want to ask where is the location of items folder [hero items] for using customized hero images, etc?
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How do you explain ganking, carrying, farming, etc. to a newcomer?

These terms can only be fully learned after hours of practice, but to give a beginner a feel of these terms when his or her team talks about these, how would you explain these terms in context of DotA ...
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Dota 2 6.85 lag spikes

I've been having a problem in which Dota 2 will freeze for a second once every 10-15 seconds. I've looked over the other posts with similar problems but I think my problem is something else. I know ...
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Why can't I see or interact with any heroes? [closed]

I'm having trouble picking heroes in DotA 2. I start finding a match - everything good so far I find a match and everyone loads - no problems Then a hero pick comes - problem I cant see any of the ...
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How can I efficiently farm the jungle in public matches?

Currently, I am at a horrendous 950 MMR in Dota 2, although I do not consider myself bad in any way at the game. My main struggle is that because I enjoy playing safe lane (bot for Radiant, top for ...
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DOTA 2: Minimap crosses to another shape

I found this youtube video where the crosses are changed to daggers: "DOTA2 - Minimap enemy icon X mod to Cross sword" (I'm not interested in the other mods presented in the video). However there ...
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VAC Banned in CS:GO but not VAC Banned in Steam Profile or any other game? [closed]

So, my friend is getting this message in CS:GO, after attempting standard matchmaking: VAC Banned from Secure Server He can't join any community (unless it's unsecured) or Valve servers (in ...
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How does wager in dota2 works

I got a last compendium, it seems that when I wager my coins to a game and lose, I don't lose any coins. What is the point then? Why would someone not wager every coin they have every game, why is ...
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How do you make custom item/skill builds in Dota 2 Reborn?

The title pretty much says it all. In the previous client, I was able to make custom item/skill builds for my heroes and save them to load in games. How can I do this in reborn? Also is there ...
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Disable dota 2 mega kill announcer?

The voice that screams "Monster kill!" and the like is incredibly annoying. Is there a way to turn it off?
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What is with all the DOTA 2 updates? [closed]

What is with all the DOTA 2 updates? I am not sure if anyone else is having this issue but for the past 3 weeks almost every single day when I play DOTA 2 there is an update. Why is this ...
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Does Gyrocopter's Rocket Barrage go through Stout Shield and armor?

Last game as Axe I had a Stout Shield and a Ring of Protection as starting items. I faced Gyrocopter who gave me quite some trouble with his Rocket Barrage ability, which makes me wonder: Does block ...
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How do I see my dota 2 MMR?

Is there a way to see my MMR? The simpler, the better.
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Lion Aghanim's Scepter or Dagon

Here is what I have research so far. Aghanim's Scepter (4200 gold) 390 health, 0.3 health regeneration, 1.4 armor, 10 attack speed, 280 mana, 0.4 mana regeneration and 10 attack damage. FINGER OF ...
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How to find new item in Dota 2 (reborn)

I finished a game and got a random drop set for Spectre. I did not remember the name as every new item in armory used to show anyway. But in the reborn I can't find this set at all. I've tried to ...
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Which MOBA is easiest to get into? [closed]

Believe it or not I'm new to MOBAs. I'm most interested in Smite and Heroes of the Storm because it seems they are easy to get started in compared to DOTA 2 and LoL. What would you say? I'm looking ...
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Is there a way to actually watch a live game in the new Dota 2?

In the new Dota 2, I cannot seem to be able to watch a live game. When you go to the watch TAB, you can click on a game and then click one of two buttons next to it. "Full Screen" and the other one. ...
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South Korean servers can't find any games?

From yesterday evening Dota 2 can't find any games, normal or ranked. When I try to find a normal match the timer is keep resetting after 3-5 minutes of searching. Has anyone heard about this ...
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Buying an additional Tango / Healing Salve during Tutorial Scenarios?

I'm currently trying out DotA 2 (using the new Reborn Beta version), and since I'm new to these types of games, I'm working my way through the tutorials. One thing I've noted is that I can (and, to ...
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Dota2 reborn download keeps restarting

Hello guys I've been downloading dota2 reborn and when it reached nearly 55% I exited steam as i had to download another program.when i reopened steam the download starts again from 0% and due to my ...
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Using the minus (-) key to buy an item in the Dota2 shop with an AZERTY keyboard layout

I have an AZERTY keyboard layout. In Dota2, most hotkeys can be rebound in the in-game setting menu. However, for the shop, I have to resort to editing text files in the game folder to use ...
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Is there a shortcut to switch between sentry and observer ward when quickcasting?

Since 6.84 Observer wards and Sentry wards stack in the inventory. To switch between them you have to double-click the inventory slot. Is there a shortcut to switch between the active ward without ...
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How to change display brightness in Dota 2: Reborn?

So Dota 2: Reborn was rolled out just now. But I don't seem to find a brightness slider. It's very dark, especially on an IPS panel. Very hard to play. Is there a console command which can change ...
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How often do siege creeps spawn?

In Dota 2, you have creeps come out in waves that fight against the other team's creeps. Sometimes siege creeps (a.k.a. catapults) will also be spawned. How often do siege creeps spawn as part of a ...
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How to set buy order for all items in dota 2 (immortals)

Today there was a boom on the Steam market as everyone was selling and buying Dota 2 compendium items, and I am trying to buy some immortals but am not able to do so as the rate is reflected every ...
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How to deal with an offlane Darkseer early game?

My teammate and I were playing Lina (support) and Phantom Assassin together recently, facing a solo Darkseer in his offlane. This is around 3k MMR, so nothing too fancy. We handled it decently, but ...
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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 playerless 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 ...