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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How can you hotkey items in DotA 2?

I'd like to be able to activate items (ideally) with the keyboard numbers, but 1-6 are reserved for unit groups, correct? I assume those cannot be assigned to items.
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How to leave/disband my team?

I created a team just to see how it worked. Now I'd like to disband it and join someone else's team, but I can't seem to find any option on the team page (open profile -> click team name at the top). ...
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How can you duo Roshan at level 1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of a team setup is required to kill Roshan before the match begins? A friend and myself recently nailed down how to duo Roshan at level 1 using Ursa (with fury ...
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What is the best way go invisible after respawning? (Riki)

Riki's invisibility doesn't usually kick in after you respawn. How can you activate it?
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Dota 2 trading terms

I have perused some dota 2 trading forums. Certain items/terms are appearing often, but I'm just not sure what the jargon means. The terms - Hook - TB - Old Key They are what I am unsure ...
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Dota 2: increase Viewport size

Is there a way to increase the viewport using configs or video.txt? It seems that the viewport depends on monitor resolution, but I heard that resolution does not matter and everyone has the same ...
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Dota 2 Faceless Void Tier

I was looking through a Dota 2 Competitive Hero Tier List - August 2012 and I found Void in the Tier 4: Rarely banned or picked. I thought it was one of the most overpowered heroes in the game. Was I ...
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Are there any spells that can stop Juggernaut while spinning?

Are there any spells that will cause Yurnero's (Juggernaut) Blade Fury to stop?
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How to counter wards placed at creep camps?

I played a game where the enemy placed wards at creep camp. It really messed up the game as I can't pull the creep close to the outer towers. If I pull the creep from camp closer to the inner tower, ...
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Does a Negative armor gives you an additional attack damage?

Dazzle(Shadow Priest) and Razor(Lightning Revenant) ultimate are one of the few skills I knew that can render an enemy heroes' armor into a negative value. Supposedly a enemy heroes armor is -10 and ...
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Dota 2 Minimap in DotA

I know there are many mods available to make DotA UI similar to Dota 2. However, I'm in need of a very simple change. I just need the minimap of Dota 2 to be imported into DotA. I'm not interested in ...
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Is there any way to know if a hero is ranged or melee?

I have just started playing DOTA 2, and as with any other game, I feel I am best with ranged heroes. However, I don't know which heroes are ranged or melee. Is there any way to find out?
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Killing and countering Antimage

Recently, I'm having trouble killing Antimage (Magina). His low-cooldown blink which allow him to get in/out of team fight makes him an annoying hero, also this hard carry hero really get so strong as ...
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Greevil consumable items: usage and meaning?

What is the Greevil items used for? I'm talking about current Greevil common consumable items: Kindler's Kit Pile of Coil Fistful of Snowballs
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Linken Sphere and Razor's Unstable Current

If Razor is wielding a Linken Sphere and a hero caster cast a targeted spell on him, will the caster still receive damage from Unstable Current? Also, if it is the other way around. My hero is the ...
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Does the Orchid's Soul Burn amplifies magic damage?

Does casting magic damaging spells on a unit under Soul Burn of Orchid of Malevolence will add up on the amplified damage on the end of it's duration?
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Why are items automatically purchased for me?

In every game items are automatically purchased for me throughout the game without me adding them to the quick buy area. The behavior is as follows: Game starts. Items are automatically bought. ...
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Can you still use single-attacks in dota 2 to avoid creeps?

In DotA, you can avoid the aggro of the creeps by single-casing attack-based skills, e.g. Blades of Wisdom from Silencer or Frost Arrows from Drow. Can you still do that in DotA 2?
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What does a greevil egg contain?

What are the all of the different greevils that can hatch from a greevil egg? What essence combinations are required for each, and is it even possible to still get them after Diretide has ended?
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Is it possible to get Steam to continue downloading a game while I'm playing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing? This question has been asked before, but it's outdated and the solution no longer applies: How do I continue ...
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Are there any heroes skills that can pass through fissure?

Taking blinks aside, are there any heroes skills that can pass through Earthshaker's *road block* from Fissure?
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Does Rikimaru's backstab and critical damage from items stack?

Does Rikimaru's passive Backstab stack with critical damage? Is there a chance that my damage will be equal to this Normal attack + backstab + critical damage
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How to bring back the game in Dota 2?

In League of Legends if the early game is messed up and the enemy heroes are fed up, every additional kill costs less for them. Also killed heroes does not lose gold. This allows them to buy equipment ...
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Do Double Damage rune stack?

If I was able to bottle a rune of Double Damage at around 1:55 and after I waited in the same rune spot, another Double Damage rune appears and I took it and use also the rune in my bottle, will it ...
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What is a “Respect-Ban”?

I was watching some replays from The International 2 and the caster used this word sometimes - especially when the teams have chosen their 4th and 5th ban. What exactly is a "respect-ban"?
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Dota2 - Commands similar to legacy Dota (like -st to elune acuracy hook acuracy etc)

My question is: I wanted to see flesh heap stats and I typed -st to no avail, and then guessed that it would be -stats, but I could not find it. Is it available at all? Or it is already there exists ...
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What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and DOTA 2?

Seeing that The International tournament has finished (and therefore DOTA 2 previewed) are any DOTA users able to list the differences/similarities? -- I'm sure Valve wanted to stay true, but have ...
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Is there a way to protect yourself against Naga Siren's ultimate?

Is there a way to prevent your hero from getting asleep from Song of the Siren?
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How are Battle Points calculated in Dota 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are the Battle Points you earn calculated? I know this is obviously similar to this question but i was wondering if there was any new information on it. I thought ...
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Is Urn of Shadows affected by Magic Resistance?

It's relevant to Maledict, I need to find out whether the damage from Urn is flat HP loss (true/pure damage or if it's reduced by 25% or more. Thanks. =)
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Which Hero has the largest vision?

In Dota 1&2, Which heros have the largest vision at : Night Day Both Combined
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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 ...