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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Do mega creeps give less experience?

I know that when the creeps are mega they only give half the normal amount of gold. Is there a difference in the amount of experience gained by killing a normal creep vs a mega creep?
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How does drop system work in Dota 2?

Valve has recently launched a virtual store in Dota 2 where you can buy various items for your hero. But I heard that is possible to "drop" this items also for free, in game. How does this system ...
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What heroes in the current DotA have been present since the old DotA versions? How have they changed? [closed]

Some sites and forums have mentioned old heroes in DotA, but they only mention those who were already removed from the game. What heroes have existed way back when DotA was in the "Warcraft: Reign of ...
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Kicked out of dota 2 game after 30 seconds

I managed to get an invite to dota 2 on steam and everything downloaded successfully. But now when I start it up and enter a game, I get kicked out while waiting for the match to start. I just have ...
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How does Sven Great Cleave interact with enemy armor?

I was looking at Sven's Greate Cleave on Dota 2 Wiki and its notes it is written: Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value. Cleave damage goes through magic immunity. ...
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How do you get recipes or combine two items into 1 in dota 2?

I've noticed people buy certain started items in dota 2 to upgrade them later on after they earn the money, I've also read about recipes but I've never found out where you can get them or how to use ...
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Where can I get a high res terrain map for DotA 2?

I am trying to find high resolution DotA 2 terrain maps, but found nothing. Can somebody help me find some similar to this one?
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Do DotA 2 heroes have the same “fun” names as in WC3 DotA?

In WC3 DotA, you would occasionally (1 out of 10 times) get little fun nicknames for your hero instead of their actual name (for instance, Puck!! for Puck, Clinkz Eastwood for Clinkz, YaphetS for ...
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How does Furion's ult bounce?

It seems like whenever I will be farming and minding my own business, an enemy Furion's ult will come out of nowhere and hit me on the last bounce, taking a large chunk of my health. When I play ...
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Do orb effects stack?

Orb effect items in Dota 2 do not indicate that they have an Orb effect. Does this mean that I can stack them? If so, can I stack the same item with exactly the same Orb effect?
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IO: do Spirits deal damage to hero without releasing its life energy in a burst during initiation?

I've been playing IO (guradian wisp) for a while. Recently I visited playdota.com and I was quite confused when I found out the mechanism behind its skill Spirits: Io summons 5 ancient Spirits over ...
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What skills can kill a hero effected by Shallow Grave?

In DotA and Dota 2 there is a hero called the Shadow Priest. His Shallow Grave skill is particularly tricksy, as it can render a hero immune to lethal damage for several seconds, effectively capable ...
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How to counter Lycan?

So today Lycan has been released in Dota 2 Beta and I am reading a lot of posts of people that are extremely frightened by him. Many say that the only chance is to pick it first or call "gg" at 20/25 ...
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What attacks are considered to be Incoming Projectiles?

On playdota.com I've read that Incoming projectiles before windrun is activated will not be evaded. AM, QOP, etc. can dodge incoming projectiles with blink. So I'm wondering what it actually meant ...
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Why are dual-lanes mid so rarely seen?

In over 300 games of Dota 2, I have yet to see a dual lane mid. I've seen a few competitively, but it seems the default for matchmaking games is 2-1-2, 2-1-1+J or the occasional trilane. Dual lane mid ...
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Pipe of Insight mechanics

Pipe of Insights is an item that grant to the owner a passive magic resistance of 30% and if activated it creates a shield that blocks 400 spell damage. When the hero that carry the Pipe of ...
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How much data does a game use?

I currently play DotA 2 and in the summer my Internet will be capped at 5GB/month. On average how much data does a game of DotA 2 use?
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Does Skeleton King's Reincarnation count as an actual death?

Skeleton King's ultimate ability, Reincarnation, is triggered upon death if you have the right amount of mana. Does this count as an actual death, in that it yields experience and gold to the ...
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What's an initiator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the playstyles of the different roles? I've just started to play Dota 2, and I'm still struggling to understand the terms used in game. I think I can make a ...
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Is there “optimized” screen aspect ratio in Dota 2?

In StarCraft 2 the aspect ratio of 16:9 gives a noticeable advantage over 16:10 because the visibility is always 'fixed' between the top and bottom frame of the screen. Therefore the wider the screen ...
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If I get a Dota 2 beta key, will I get to keep the game after it's released?

Since the recent christmas event, it's become rather easy to find a Dota 2 beta key, if you've got the right things to trade. But, it's somewhat expensive, and it doesn't seem worth it to me if you ...
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Lone Druid True Form

Lone Druid's ultimate is called True Form and allow morphing himself into a raging bear, losing his ranged advantage but gaining melee power as well as the Battle Cry ability. This skill has no ...
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Dota 2 matchmaking server priority

In Dota 2 when you select more than one server region and start the matchmaking, the background image has only US West server colored. Is that actually a map bug or does the game really search the US ...
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Is it possible to move the minimap?

As title says, been trying to ask on the Dota-2 ingame chats with no success. Can this be done? For long time League of Legends players like me, one gets used to have the minimap on the lower right ...
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Abilities/Items that grant vision

Referring to my previous question and its comments, I want to know which abilities/spells/items supplement hero vision at night, day and both combined?
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DotA 2 Barracks, Which is better to focus and why?

When attacking the barracks on DotA2, which is the better to focus/destroy first, Melee or Ranged, and why? I ask as during games I get conflicting views with people I am playing with.
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How does the courier work?

I've just gotten into DOTA-2, and never played any similar game before. I realize the courier will bring items out to me, but does every player on my team have their own courier, or is it one per ...
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What does *Scepter Upgradable* mean?

A lot of skills have different effects under this Scepter Upgradable condition. I'm new to the game, and I don't know what this means. For instance, the Venomancer's Poison Nova reads the following: ...
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Similar heroes/champions to Kennen (from League of Legends) in DOTA2?

The character Kennen really agreed with me in League of Legends. Now that I'm starting to play DOTA2, are there any equivalents? Edit I play him usually as AP but very aggressively (harassing)...
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Is it possible to automatically buy (bind, alias) items in DotA 2's configurable 'recommended' area of the Shop?

I know that it is possible to create an alias to buy things directly from the shop, as in: dota_shop_force_hotkeys 1 toggleshoppanel shop_nav_to_tab 1 shop_select_itemrow 2 And that's very nice. ...
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What does the 'man in the hole with two arrows' icon in the top left do?

In Dota 2, in the top bar, the fifth icon from the left is a man in a hole. Clicking it seems to do nothing. What is it supposed to do?
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Alternative item hotkeys

I have played just about every MOBA game to date. Using numpad 789456 simply doesn't work for item hotkeys. I like the way LoL uses 1-6 for item hotkeys, and I like the way SC/War3/DotA uses 1-6+ for ...
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What does the green diamond beneath the character mean?

Sometimes they are lit, sometimes they aren't. What does that represent?
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Dota 2 wins being counted as losses

Last night I won about 4 games on Dota 2. The games were completely unbalanced to our side and I "trolled" a bit, but nothing special. All of the games were added to my loss counter rather than my ...
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Constant minimap markers and colors for dire and radiant

On the minimap, enemies are marked with a X and their HP bars are red. (In opposite of my teams circles and green bars) Because I started the game playing Radiant only, I'm now getting confused when ...
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Stuck with “game in progress” in dota 2 beta

I was playing dota 2 beta today. A game ended and I went afk without returning to the main menu. When I returned I was at the menu with "game in progress" but no buttons to return to or leave the ...
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Why do some of the item costs on the wiki show two numbers?

For example, the shadow blade shows 3000 (1000) What is the (1000) supposed to represent?
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Who is the guy in the DotA 2 Trailer?

Here is a link to the trailer: DotA 2 Trailer. Does this guy have any relevance to the DotA story line or world, or is he just a character they added into the trailer to put a face to the voice? I ...
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What is the complete list of allowable items for the custom recommended items?

I am making some custom recommended item sets for some heroes in Dota 2. What I want is a complete list of what the code for each item is. If you do not know what I am talking about here is a guide ...
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Any Good Leagues for DOTA2 [closed]

I'm looking for some good leagues to play in for DOTA2? Any good competitive leagues out there?