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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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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How does Terrorblade's Sunder ability work?

How does exactly Terrorblade's Sunder ability works? To be precise I would like to know what will happen if Terrorblade has X% of its health and enemy hero has Y% and Terrorblade casts his ability on ...
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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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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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Dota 2 connection problem

I'm having trouble connecting to online games. What keeps happening is its finds a game and lets me go to the loading the disconnects me, it then lets me try and reconnect but it then just disconnects ...
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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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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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When does my hero get experience and when he does not?

Could you explain in detail when does my hero get experience and when not? killing I assume I get experience for everything I kill with my bare hands. Including global skills (like natures prophet) ...
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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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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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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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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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Where does a new DotA 2 player start?

I recently received DotA 2 as a gift from a friend. It was very generous of him, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. It seems like it is even harder than Team Fortress 2 (which is actually ...
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How do I call a specific hero missing?

I know that there's a "Missing" command in the Chat Wheel that will report your lane missing, but that only does "Missing Top!" or "Missing Middle!" messages it seems. I've seen people call specific ...
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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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How do Oracle's skills combo with his other spells?

I've tried to play the recently added Oracle hero. However I have a hard time understanding how his skills synergize together and how they synergize with spell from other heroes. Any tips would be ...
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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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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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Can you trade treasure boxes with other players?

I heard you can trade all kind of items with other players in dota 2. I haven't had a chance to check what and how can you do that, so here's a question: Can players trade the treasure boxes they get ...
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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 protect my carry?

When I play support for a band of friends whose MMR is dramatically above mine (Difference of 2000), I never seem to be able to care for my carry well, as our lane mostly ends up lost, with myself ...
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How do I Jungle with Nature's Prophet?

I have not been playing DOTA 2 for that long, and have only really been laning and playing standard. But I would love to start to jungle - the only problem is, I am not sure how to do this in a proper ...
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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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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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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 color names?

How can I recolor my name in DotA2? For example: The radiant team has coloring in their names. Outside of the game their names appear like this: <font color="#cc... the rest of the name is cut ...
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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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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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How the Arcane Boots + Soul Ring trick works?

I've been playing Techies quite a bit, and in all the video guides I see on YT I see them doing this trick with the Arcane Boots and the Soul Ring that's never fully explained. It looks like they're ...
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What will happen if i wear 2 different Legendaries? (hook and beard)

If you wear "Hook of the Basilisk" AND "Crazed Tassels of the Black Death", what custom icons will you have? Because the hook and the beard provides ability custom icons (as they are Legendary).
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How do I counter Phantom Lancer?

I am tired of losing every game to Phantom Lancer in Dota 2. What are some hard counters to beat him? I have tried Legion Commander, but late game her Q has no relevance and it seems like the only ...
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How are the Battle Points you earn calculated?

What in game events affect how many points I earn? Is there a cap to how many I can earn in one match? Do I get points regardless of winning or losing?
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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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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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Do I lose out on anything buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Community Market?

Will I get the same perks from buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Steam Community Market as I would buying it new?
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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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Are Dota Teams very well Balanced?

Peers often tell me that Dota is more about skill of the player, and not really on the heroes themselves. This talk happened after the epic win of Alliance versus Na'Vi, with me agreeing that Na'Vi ...
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Can you turn off denying?

In the original dota there was many game modes that could be activated using commands at the start of the game. Among these I remember one that basically made it so you either couldn't deny, or so ...
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How to change dota 2 map visiblity

I want to change map visibility in Dota 2 offline mode. E.g. "explored," "all visible," etc. How can I do it in the console?
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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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Can I make my HUD take up less space?

The HUD takes up too much space and, as a result, the game looks like it's running 640x480 because of the huge default HUD while it's actually running at 1080p. Is there a way to make the HUD smaller? ...
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What hero abilities can kill illusion heroes instantly (or close to instakilling)?

My question is similar to this one, except that I'm looking for heroes with skills that can kill illusions easily without physical/AoE damage. I played a game where opposite team had both Naga Siren ...
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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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What does fully modded mean in terms of Dota 2 Items?

Can someone explain me what it means if an Item is fully modified in Dota 2 ? Like Odachi full mod for example.
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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 item's effects or heroes' skills goes through Black King Bar?

Someone told me that Bane's ultimate goes through Black King Bar. Are there other item effects or hero skills that can disable thorough it and that can be used to counter heroes that heavily rely on ...
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Looking for a specific type of dual lane

TL;DR : I'm looking for two heroes that go well together in a lane, and will be able to gang other lanes fast. I have a problem when I play most of my games, I feel like my team is way too passive. ...