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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Can I watch a DotA 2 replay “as a broadcaster”?

I'd like to be able to watch a replay as a broadcaster, allowing me draw on the screen (not just the minimap) as casters do. Is there a way to do this, or can you only do this in a live game where ...
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What is Compendium?

What is the Compendium? What benefits are given if players purchase a Compendium? Is it some kind of subscription or a one time only buy? Does it provides huge benefits in comparison with players ...
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How to mute chat from enemies

Is it possible to mute general chat in Dota 2 so that you won't see messages from enemies but keep chat from allies enabled?
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Does Dota 2 have needs to level summoner as in League of Legends?

In League of Legends players need to level up their summoner to level 30. As summoner level increases, players will unlock summoner spells, runes, and masteries. Is there a similar system in DOTA 2? ...
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How do you counter Tiny?

I have been in two games now — one with Tiny on my team and one on the opposing team — where he has taken over the game. In both games, he was the sole person in the middle lane and proceeded to gank ...
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What are some AOE/multi-unit damage items in dota 2?

We recently had a game were a PL settled on that hero at the last moment, and our team has no heroes with AOE abilities. Pick strategies aside, what are some items we could have gotten to do AOE ...
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Do multikills give money

As far as I know several kills in a row (killing spree, dominating etc) gives only higher bounties for the hero who did it but I was wonder do several quick kills (double/triple kill, ultra kill or ...
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When should I choose Daedalus over Butterfly (or vice versa) when playing as Sniper?

I am playing Sniper with: Mask of Madness Shadow Blade Manta Style Which grants me a kill in the midgame. As I scale into the lategame, I go for Eye of Skadi since it gives me everything, in ...
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How to defend Axe + Visage + Lich Trilane

How can you defend against this trilane? The Axe creep skipped, Lich giving frost armor and they pretty much wrecked us. In a more general sense, what is the best way to counter Axe creep skipping ?
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How does Batrider's tether-break and napalm work WRT his firefly ability?

Two questions in one here guys, let me know if better to split them out: If Batrider has ult'd someone and lasso'd them, under what circumstances does the lasso break? I ask as on various occasions ...
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Rushing strategy in Dota 2

If the enemy team consists of late game carrys it might be a good winning strategy to push as hard as you can to finish the game as soon as possible. However when the standard laning phase ends, teams ...
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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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How do dota 2 bots pick their heroes?

Since the game is in beta phase and I'm a total noob at the game I find it natural to play with bots. My bot match consists of 3 hard bots on my team and 4 easy bots on the opposite team, plus me of ...
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Does the damage from Ursa's fury swipes cleave?

If I get a battlefury on Ursa, will the damage from fury swipes cleave?
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Does using a non-tradable tool on an item make it also non-tradable in Dota 2?

I have a non-tradable Artificer's Chisel that I got in one of those level present. I want to use it on an Immortal item that I have. However I'm not sure if it will make the Immortal item non-tradable ...
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Does Sven's ult stack with double damage?

Does Sven's ult stack with double damage? If it does, does the order of activating ult and double damage make any difference?
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Is collision-ignorance symmetric?

If I'm playing Spectre, Centaur Warrunner, or various other heroes, I can ignore collision on all units, so if I right-click on the other side of a unit then I'll just breeze through to the other ...
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Crit damage in dota 2?

If I am playing with Bounty Hunter or PA and I have bought a Crystalis, for example, will the damage will be better or worse because it is lower than the one of the skills of the hero?
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How do I jungle with Ursa?

I asked a similar question some time back, about how to Jungle with Natures Prophet, which turned out great. But I recently started to jungle with Ursa, as I read that he becomes very powerful later ...
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How to set custom status inside dota2 (Which shows in the friends' section)

I have seen one of my friends with a custom status in the area (it switches from "Main Menu" to "Looking to play" every few seconds). How to do this? (I dont care about the switching part much, just ...
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Can people see if they are affected by negative aura from invisible enemies?

For example, if a bounty hunter carrying an assault cuirass turns invisible and roams near an enemy hero, will the enemy hero see the assault cuirass debuff in their buff section (just above the HP ...
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How can I set Brewmaster's Pandarens to permanent control groups?

How can I set Brewmaster's Pandarens to the same control groups permanently, so that I don't need to manually set them (i.e. ctrl+1, ctrl+2 etc) each time I use his ult? Ideally I'd like Earth set to ...
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Is Riki viable in competitive play?

I havent seen Riki in team battles (Captain mode). Is it possible to play it in the top teams?
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Does leaving a bot game count as an abandon?

I'm unable to access my computer and test this myself now. If I start a dota game up and it's a bot game, are there abandons? If I leave will I receive an abandon?
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Difference between “Repick” and “Back to browsing”

In Dota, you can pick a hero. You have the option to "Repick", which has a red X in it, signifying something bad. However, you can also choose "Return to browsing" which just has cards, which looks ...
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Freecam in DoTA 2

I'm trying to take a good look at my DoTA 2 gear (on the characters) and I seem to be unable to get freecam working... The thing about Hero Ground Chase is that you can't see UNDERNEATH the character ...
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Writing a script to automatically select and pick a hero in dota 2?

I know that you can modify a lot in dota 2. I heard that the spinning wheel when you select your hero at the beginning can be modified to start at the hero you want. So is there a script which ...
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What orb effects can be stacked in Dota and Dota 2

I was wondering what orb effects can be stacked in Dota and Dota 2. Why eye of Skadi and helm of dominator orbs effect can be stacked?
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Script for Enigma to cast Midnight Pulse then ULT after blink?

Is it possible to write a script that will cast Midnight Pulse then ULT immideately after using blink dagger, right where Enigma is located?
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What are some good heroes for a beginner?

I've played a bit of LOL here and there but not a lot, never any HoN or dota and was wondering if people could recommend any champions for my first few dota2 games. Its hard to set in step in to a ...
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How to adapt skill as an FPS player over to an RTS? [closed]

While I've been struggling to play Dota 2, I had an epiphany the other day: It's not the game itself, it's the way it controls! I started playing games at a young age with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, ...
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How to prevent camera zooming with mouse wheel?

My mouse is incredibly busted and my scroll wheel fires off 'scroll' events randomly. It's really bad for games like Dota 2. How can I prevent the camera from zooming with the mouse wheel? I'd prefer ...
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What are the Key Gameplay Differences between Valve's DOTA 2 vs League of Legends?

Valve's new game DotA 2 is a sequel to the popular Warcraft 3 map of the same name which is nearing release. The game follows the same paradigm of a similar game, League of Legends which was inspired ...
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As a Zeus, should I max Static Field or Arc Lightning after Lightning Bolt?

Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Zeus, level 11, level 4 Lightning Bolt, level 4 Arc Lightning, level 2 Thundergod's Wrath, level 1 Static Field. Scenario 2: Zeus, level 11, level 4 ...
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Does Juggernaut's Blade Fury remove negative buffs?

It seems to me that Yurnero(Juggernaut)'s Blade Fury makes him magic immune since he couldn't be stunned but does it removes negatives buffs placed into him?
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Quelling Blade interaction with Sleight of Fist + Cleave

For simplicity's sake, supposing that Ember Spirit has a Quelling Blade which deals 50% damage to non hero units, and Ember spirit has 50% cleave from whatever source, and that hypothetically Sleight ...
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How can I improve my last hitting skill?

Last hitting (the act of killing hostile creeps to get gold and experience) is vital in Dota 2 especially for carries. Looking at some "pro" players streaming I see that they almost get all last hits, ...
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What benefit if any does the player level have in DoTA 2?

Just wondering how the level that you gain from battle points affects the game, if at all. Is it just an e-peen thing? Is it a match-making thing?
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How does the Battle Booster work?

I received the 80% battle point booster. It has 500 minutes on it and says the booster is only consumed when battle points are earned. Does this mean I can play 500 minutes of matches during a week ...
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How to Counter Ember Spirit and Legion Commander?

Can anyone help about countering Ember Spirit and Legion Commander with Slark?
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Referees in Dota 2 matches

Watching the International qualifiers, there are green named referees, talking to players about why they're pausing (and maybe other powers that aren't so visible, such as allowing a team that calls ...
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How does Veil of Discord damage amplification works?

How does it works? A: Removing a hero's inate 25% magic resistance, leaving them with 0% magic reduction. B: Amplifying the spell damage by 25%, i.e. 100 damage spell now does 125 damage, then it is ...
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To Town Portal or Not to Town Portal?

In DOTA 2, I find it important to be in my lane to get as much XP as I can in the begining of the game. But it happens, that I get ganked early on now and then. Often due to no warning from the other ...
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Details of attack mechanics and hero figures

Abbadon has 0.68 attacks per second, a base attack time of 1.7 and attack duration of 0.56+0.41. How is 0.56+0.41 related to 0.68 or 1.7 and what happens when in the course of say 2 attacks?
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Why do I always fall behind in levels with experienced players?

I have around 150 hours in Dota 2. I know most characters move sets and skills, and I last hit rather efficiently. (Around 85% of the time when not near any tower). I usually play carry, and I do ...
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Blademail damage return type

What is the damage return type of blademail? Does it matches the type of the damage source or has a fixed damage type(chaos,hero, magical or pure)?
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How can I add multiple items to the Quick Buy menu?

For example; I want to have Phase Boots + Bracers in the quick buy menu, but when I add bracers, the phase boots disappear.
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I can see enemy wards disintegrate when they timeout, is that a bug? [closed]

When an enemy ward disintegrates, I can see the "Carcass" of the ward disintegrating. Is this a bug or a feature? Doesn't matter a lot, but I guess it may help deward future wards.
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Multi-kills in Dota2

There appear to be some names for in-game multi kills. "Double Kill" and "Triple Kill" are self explanatory. Can somebody explain what are the numbers behind others, namely: "Ultra Kill" and ...