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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Dota 2 Wiki Character Responses [closed]

http://dota2.gamepedia.com has some really nice pages that give you all or most of the hero responses that you may be able to hear in a game. That's really cool. Here's the issue, I have no idea what ...
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Can't buy anything from Store or Global Items because of strange bug

Whenever I try to buy something my cursor changes from the styled one in Dota 2 to the normal one from Windows and if I move it around I see it change to select text, so CTRL + A gives this output. ...
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How do I launch Dota 2 straight into Reborn using a shortcut?

I made a shortcut on the desktop to open Dota: steam://rungameid/570 I found the GameIDs for the betas as follows: 571, 572, 573 and tried them in the launch shortcut but they do not work. How do ...
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Where is the item folder located for Dota 2?

I want to ask where is the location of items folder [hero items] for using customized hero images, etc?
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Why do some of the item costs on the wiki show two numbers?

For example, the Shadow Blade shows 3000 (1000) What is the (1000) supposed to represent?
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How do you explain ganking, carrying, farming, etc. to a newcomer?

These terms can only be fully learned after hours of practice, but to give a beginner a feel of these terms when his or her team talks about these, how would you explain these terms in context of DotA ...
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How does Animation Canceling work? Is it a valid technique?

I'm not a veteran DOTA2 player but I want to improve my gaming techniques. I've recently heard about Animation Canceling, used mostly by pro-gamers, in order to have better chances to last hit. How ...
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Gaining items after a match

Are there any condition to when or what items will be given to a player at the end of a match? Or is this pure luck base, or in my case un-luck based, since I played about 20 matches I often see 4 or ...
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Dota 2 6.85 lag spikes

I've been having a problem in which Dota 2 will freeze for a second once every 10-15 seconds. I've looked over the other posts with similar problems but I think my problem is something else. I know ...
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How can I efficiently farm the jungle in public matches?

Currently, I am at a horrendous 950 MMR in Dota 2, although I do not consider myself bad in any way at the game. My main struggle is that because I enjoy playing safe lane (bot for Radiant, top for ...
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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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Disable dota 2 mega kill announcer?

The voice that screams "Monster kill!" and the like is incredibly annoying. Is there a way to turn it off?
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Which heroes can backdoor easily?

Dota 2 has backdooring protection which makes it very hard to backdoor sometimes, unless you bring your whole team or best carries. I did however see that some heroes can backdoor very easily, Meepo ...
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How does wager in dota2 works

I got a last compendium, it seems that when I wager my coins to a game and lose, I don't lose any coins. What is the point then? Why would someone not wager every coin they have every game, why is ...
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Why can't I see or interact with any heroes? [closed]

I'm having trouble picking heroes in DotA 2. I start finding a match - everything good so far I find a match and everyone loads - no problems Then a hero pick comes - problem I cant see any of the ...
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Are all bots created equal?

When I'm playing a match of me + 4 medium bots against 5 medium bots, I'm occasionally the worst player on my team by a fair margin (e.g. as a carry, I died 3 times in the beginning of the match and ...
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How to work with assisted directed camera?

I've been watching a lot of tournament games lately, and I'm especially impressed with the camera work by Weppas. I heard somewhere that you can use the built in function of directed camera to ...
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VAC Banned in CS:GO but not VAC Banned in Steam Profile or any other game? [closed]

So, my friend is getting this message in CS:GO, after attempting standard matchmaking: VAC Banned from Secure Server He can't join any community (unless it's unsecured) or Valve servers (in ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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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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Is there any kind of ELO Hell In DOTA 2?

Is there any kind of ELO Hell In DOTA 2? If yes, how to avoid it?
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People can see me when I should be invisible! What do I do?

Frequently, while playing as a hero that relies on invisibility (such as Broodmother), there comes a point in the game where I should be invisible, yet people walk right up to me and attack me anyway. ...
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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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Does Windrunners combo of windrun+bkb make her invulnerable?

Does Windrunner's Windrun + BKB (Black King Bar) make her invulnerable ? If so, then what should be the order: BKB and Windrun (my guess) Windrun and BKB
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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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How to deal with an offlane Darkseer early game?

My teammate and I were playing Lina (support) and Phantom Assassin together recently, facing a solo Darkseer in his offlane. This is around 3k MMR, so nothing too fancy. We handled it decently, but ...
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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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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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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 ...