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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Is there any use for the beta Bloodstones?

Some said that the item is given to those who participate in DOTA 2 Beta. There are 3 kind of blood stones Tier 1 - Bloodstone of the Ancestor (Rare) Tier 2 - Bloodstone of the Precursor ...
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How do I upgrade items such as the DAGON that say Upgradable

Some items such as the Dagon (pictured) are upgradeable. How do I upgrade it? I tried purchasing another one, but then I just had 2.
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How can one gain the Dota 2 achievements?

How can one get the achievements listed in the Dota 2 section of the Library? If I click on "View all achievements" I just land on my profile page... Any hint appreciated.
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How big is the area/radius that prevents neutral creep spawns?

It is a known fact that putting wards inside the neutral spawn camps prevents them from spawning but recently, I see our neutrals camps not spawning any creeps. I checked the replay and saw that the ...
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What tutorials does Dota 2 have except those via training available?

I just encountered someone doing a last hit tutorial match, and now I wonder what other commands exist, since I was not able to find them. Current I have - open console, enter dota_tutorial_start ...
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Countering Morphling in the mid to late game

I'm having problems winning a game if the opponent's team has a good morphling player. The problem starts as soon as their morphling acquires one of his core items, Linken Sphere. The situation gets ...
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Why would I want to turn off the Ring of Basilius?

The active ability of the ring is Toggle controls only whether armor bonus applies to non-Hero units. I tried turning it off and on, but it did not affect its effect on my hero. Is there a ...
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Do neutral creeps behave differently at different times of day?

Today I heard someone talking about creeps' aggro in the day and night, implying that it changes. I've never heard of this before. What's different about how neutrals react in the day and night? Does ...
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Can I play Dota 2 on Linux?

I've heard Steam will support Linux, but I can't wait. So I want to know if it is possible to play Dota 2 using wine or something. Has anyone tried? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and I have never used Wine, ...
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There is a way to auto upgrade skills using a pre-made build?

I created a pre-made build and the UI shows me what to upgrade next, can this be automatically done?
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How do I ping the map?

Some frineds of mine and I started to play DOTA 2 this weekend. Since we are some friends (not full team), we have some randoms with us. But when we want to tell them to go some place, or to be ...
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How does Ghost Scepter affect sustained damage abilities?

The Ghost Scepter makes you unable to attack or be attacked. If you use an ability like Exorcism, the Death Prophet ultimate which summons spirits that attack nearby enemies for 30 seconds, and then ...
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How can I be effective with Krobelus the Death Prophet?

There seems to be a lot of consensus that Korbelus is a really good (high tier) unit to pick in Dota 2, but what makes her so good? All I know is she's rather tanky for an int hero, but other than ...
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Where can I find a list of players' fantasy points for TI3?

I am unable to find any ranking on the internet where I can see standings for fantasy teams points of currently running The International Dota 2 championship. I've only seen some threads like this, ...
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Are there hidden costs to buying Dota 2?

I ask because I'm looking to get Dota 2, but I don't want to pay more than the upfront cost through micro-transactions in-game. Is the game fully released yet? Is it possible to get for free?
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Does Abaddon's compendium immortal item, Mace of the Chosen, have any unique effects?

So... does the Abaddon immortal item from the 2013 compendium, Mace of the Chosen, modify anything? I am pretty sure it doesn't change the normal attacks. Curse of Avernus, Shadow Coil, and Borrowed ...
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Do people see my losses in Dota 2?

I have been playing Dota 2 for awhile. I checked some of my friend's profile and I only see the Wins. Is there a option to let others see my losses ?
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What does Quirt's Summer Stash in Dota 2 contain?

I recently got a Quirt's Summer Stash Treasure Box in Dota 2, but when I select 'Peek Inside', it doesn't show me what I'll get! So the question is, does anyone know what does 'Quirt's Summer ...
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How do you manipulate Roshan aggro

I've seen many players (on stream or in competitive game) manipulate roshan aggro from one melee hero to another. Or for example from a hero to sylla's sprit bear. How does that work. How do you force ...
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How does 'auto purchase items' work in dota 2?

There's an option in settings that toggles auto purchase items on and off. How does it work? Does it automatically buy the next item in my selected build when I have the gold? Does it buy whatever it ...
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Does Quelling Blade bonus apply to base damage or total damage?

Is it based off the damage you get from scaling with your attribute, or is the extra damage from other items also included in the calculation?
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Will solo matchmaking match you solo players from the main queue?

In Dota 2, solo matchmaking will look up only players who aren't in a party. Will it match this condition only with other players in the solo matchmaking queue, or will it get people from the common ...
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Should I report players who lie about their language preference? [closed]

Despite selecting "EU West" as home server and only selecting "English" in the matchmaking options I still end up in teams consisting of me and 4 non-English speakers. Should I report those players ...
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Does Weaver's Ultimate Work if you're under Axe's Berserker's call

I was playing matchmaking on Dota 2 last night and I picked Weaver. Sometimes in team fights I got a bit too close to Axe and i got caught by his Berserker's call and eventually died. All the while I ...
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How does the directed camera choose what to show?

How does the directed camera working in Dota 2? Particularly, how does it choose what to show to the spectators?
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How to find out who controls the courier?

So today, someone in my team decided to have fun by sending the courier to it's death every time it re spawned. is there any way we can find out who is doing that ?
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Shotgun Morphling

There's quite a few guides about shotgun morphling. I was wondering why shadow blade is not one of the suggested items for this build since shotgun morphling acts on the element of surprise and kills ...
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Does Spirit Bear give reliable or unreliable gold?

With the upcoming changes to Lone Druid's Spirit Bear (i.e. gold bounty from 100 to 300) it's more important to know now - if you get the last hit on an enemy Lone Druid's Spirit Bear, is the gold ...
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In DOTA 2 how do you create a “level up ability” hotkey

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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How do you harass early game as Warlock

I often read that Warlock is a good early babysitter and harasser. Can anyone explain how to build and play a Warlock in early game to harass an enemy carry such as Anti-Mage ? What skills/items ...
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How to move the cam with the mouse in dota2?

I have started playing dota 2 and I cant control camera with mouse, I have to use arows or to press scroll button on mouse.. I can change that and move it with mouse?
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Jungling Technique

When I jungle, I normally lag a few levels behind others, for example with lifestealer. I've seen people become very overpowered with lifestealer after jungling, while I lag behind. My question is, ...
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Does Blade Mail really returns damage from all sources or are there some skills whose damage it wont return?

Does Blade Mail really returns all damage like in its description, or are there any skills whose damage wont be returned? This is what i want to know: Will it return: magical damage from AoE ...
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Set 2 buttons to same action

I wanted to use two buttons for the same action (Stop - S and Mouse 4), but I cannot find any setting to do so. Can someone point me on how to do so?
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How can I play Dota 2 Beta?

I know DotA 2 is still in its beta phase, but I see more and more streams from DotA 2 players. And I would like to play too, rather than only watching! How can I get a DotA 2 Beta key?
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DOTA2 keeps forgetting my region

When ever I launch DOTA2 I have to reset the region, however I didn't have to do this on my laptop? Any ideas what maybe causing this? (I don't use any autoexec options)
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Can you make steam not take dumps when Dota 2 crashes?

Everytime Dota 2 crashes steam makes memory dumps and they're placed in the C:\Program Files\Steam\dumps. Now my problem is that my HDD space is pretty low now, and each "dump" file is a bit over 1 ...
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Can you make the game save regional match making setting?

Before you start your queue you can set up matchmaking settings. There you have Game Modes, Region and Language options. Now I have set them all up to my liking, but I have a problem with regional ...
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Getting two drops from a single match, how does it work?

When you play Dota 2, after each match there is a small chance you'll get a "drop". Basically you'll get an item if you're lucky. You also get an item everytime you level up (fill the battle points ...
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What do the settings mean?

I want to tweak my settings for DOTA2 but some of them are not clear to me. Others - such as "Animate Portrait" - are fairly obvious. What effects do each of these settings have on the game ...
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Is there a way to use cvar via say command?

I am experimenting with Cvars. Those are variables set in the server and or client. List here: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/List_of_DOTA_2_Cvars I want to export some of those via the ...
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Best way to Micro/split push with Phantom Lancer

So, if you're playing with a bunch of minions (Don't know what the term is) [i.e. treants, spiderlings, phantoms] in DOTA 2 and you have 4-5 you want to push up one lane while you go somewhere else, ...
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How do you counter Lina mid?

I faced Lina mid for the first time with Pudge and was amazed at how strong she is in mid. Her early nukes are absolutely devastating. My question is how do you counter her early game in mid so she ...
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Why Juggy's spin not damaging roshan or other ancients?

Spell Description Damage type: magical • This skill won't affect mechanical units. If a unit is not being affected by Blade Fury, Yurnero can perform normal attacks against this unit. - ...
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Phantom Lancer illusions use auras?

Does Phantom Lancer's illusions use aura's, like from Vladamir's? Does the lifesteal contribute to PL's health? Do they use aura armor reduction? I'm also curious about Desolation armor reduction, or ...
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Axe culling blades instant kill Damage?

I Read somewhere that axe does 100000000 physical damage (killing blow). So if someone uses blademail during the killing blow, Will it kill axe??
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What does Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do?

I know its a bit late, but what does the Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do? Unusual Essence A ball of swirling magical energy, pulsing with power. I understand that the 3 basic Essences - Quas, Wex, ...
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Blademail damage return by owned or summoned units

For example lycan. His summoned wolves attack a target with active blademail, Who will have the impact of the return damage, Lycan or the wolves?
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Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies?

Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies or is the Bounty Hunter the only one that can see it?
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Hooking SK in sandstorm doesn't cancel his sandstorm. So Is SK still invisible away from the sandstorm?

I was playing Pudge. Tried to save an ally Sand King so i hooked him in sandstorm. Hooked him successfully but the sandstorm's animation was in the hero's previous position. Will SK still be invisible ...