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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In Captain's Mode Matchmaking, how is the Captain chosen?

Yesterday, while in a party of four, we chose to test out Captain's Mode - we made the person who wanted to draft and pick leader of the party. When the game started though, the 5th member of our ...
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How can you view your skill level? [duplicate]

After a recent Dota 2 patch it is no longer possible to search by player name. They have also removed the "skill level" function from their API, which means that you can't really see your skill level ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch active unit in a group after cast in Dota 2? [duplicate]

Suppose I have several units selected (ilusions, meepos, etc.). I want to cast an ability of first unit, switch to second, cast ability of the second, switch to third, etc. Is it possible to make all ...
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Are there multiple Frostivus difficulties?

When selecting a difficulty for Frostivus, my options are: Normal New Game+ New Game++ Is this a bug? Are they showing up like this on everyone else's clients? My main question is what ...
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How to bind middle mouse to attack ground

I want to save typing 'A' and left click, is it possible to bind to mouse3?
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Is there a way to copy a hero build in Dota 2?

One thing I often do in Dota is set up custom item builds, so that when I'm playing a hero all the items I like to buy as that hero are in the suggested items section of the shop, for quick, ...
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Bind a key for multiple units to use the same spell

Is there a way for me to bind a key that will allow multiple units in my control group to all use the same spell at once? For example, if I have 3 centaurs as chen, and I have them all selected. Can ...
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How to delete old DotA 2 item builds created before the guide system?

With the patch from 20 February the new guide system is online which provides skill builds and item builds. I have been using the online tool to create those builds, but my old itembuilds saved in \...
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How do I come back after falling behind in levels?

Over the last few days, I have had games, where I fall behind in Hero levels, due to teammates playing badly and feeding the enemy heroes. This outcome makes it difficult to get back into the game. ...
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Does reporting someone automatically mute them?

In Dota 2, I've noticed that whenever I report someone, I (happily) never see any messages from them for the rest of the game. As I highly doubt trolls of the nature I've encountered would just ...
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Why is the Team button on Dota 2 unclickable?

I have a team but the Team button on the profile seems grayed out and cannot be clicked but when I checked my teammate's profile I can click the Team button and I can see myself there.
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Why do pro players make these little sidesteps when fighting creeps?

Pro players always make these little circular steps when fighting creeps. Why is that?
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Most effective hero against Roshan?

Toward the end of "Diretide" games of Dota 2, both teams have to call a truce to battle Roshan, who is massively more powerful than in normal games, and is invincible-merely leveling up, on death. ...
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Which strategy allows you to beat Rosh the most times in Diretide? [duplicate]

So far I know of two strategies. Pick carries, beat him to death with damage items. Pick people with burst damage (Lion, Lina) and use an etheral blade and lots of maxed out Dagons Does anyone ...
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Do Diretide recipes expire?

I just received two annoyingly specific recipes at the end of a game of Diretide. Do I have to scramble and find what they want before Diretide goes away, or will they stay in my inventory forever, ...
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Are these commands considered legal or cheats?

dota_disable_range_finder dota_range_display Are those safe to use or are they considered to be cheats?
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What's the difference between a carry and a half-carry?

I understand what a carry does(being carried at first, then carry its team to victory). What I don't understand is what a half-carry (or semy-carry) does. What are the main differences between the two?...
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How to enable the dota2 ingame guides

I've recently subscribed to a dota2 guide via the steam workshop, but nothing has changed so far in the game. Are the guides perhaps something that only show up in the test build or do I need to ...
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What is a good way to harrass Bloodseeker in the middle lane? [duplicate]

Bloodseeker is a pain to lane against, because of his passive health regeneration whenever he last hits or denies a creep. I cannot harass him for too long before getting out of sight, because his Q ...
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Error when trying to reconnect to a Dota 2 game

Every now and then my game has a massive lagspike (I can run it at 60-70 FPS but it has lagspikes sometimes) and it says I timed out. Well, this happens in almost any game and when I try to reconnect ...
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How to show extra info about skills and items

I was watching a VOD (I can't recall which one) and Luminous showed some extra information about skills like range, type of damage and etc. Things that the interface don't really say. I think the text ...
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Why Huskar isn't popular in the competitive scene?

This hero along with Drow Ranger is very popular and strong in public matches. How come this hero isn't being picked or even banned in tournament matches?
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How can I set it up so I can use a single key for multiple functions?

I want to set it so that my D key does ability 4, and also inventory 3, and my F key does ability 5, and also inventory 4. And respectively to do "take and retrieve items" on courier. When I try to ...
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How can I map a key for my hero to start walking towards the fountain? [duplicate]

In particular when I play Puck and I need to escape, I phase shift, wait for my blink dagger to get out of cooldown, and blink away (usually double tapping it which makes me blink in the direction of ...
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How much gold can you gain for a kill/assist in DotA?

As stated in the title, how much gold can you gain for a kill or an assist in DotA/Dota 2? And how much gold can you lose if you die?
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Why do I lose items that are with the courier when I die in Dota 2?

Hi I recently started playing Dota 2 and I've had an issue with items disappearing when I die. I played 2 games last night and for both games I noticed this occurring. Basically I will buy items, get ...
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Is there a way to use higher resolution models in DOTA 2?

Is there any way to increase the detail of the in-game character models in DOTA 2?
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What kind of a team setup is required to kill Roshan before the match begins?

In the latest Dota 2 update notes, I noticed this line: Fixed Roshan not respawning at the correct time if he was killed before creep spawn. So now I'm curious, which heros and what items does ...
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Should I change the default keybindings? [closed]

I've been playing Dota 2 for some time now (I've played about 100 hours total, according to Steam.) One thing that I still frequently struggle with is hitting the correct keys for the items I have in ...
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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 Stash'...
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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?