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 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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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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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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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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Is there a way to see players' MMR after I have exited from that particular match?

After a ranked match ends, I can see players' MMR on the summary sheet, but I often tend to close it without taking a look. Afterwards, how can I look at the players' MMR?
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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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Where are the magic bushes? [duplicate]

In both jungles I heard there are special places between the trees that you can put your ward in order to block the neutral camps, and the ward is placed in a place where is difficult to access ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens when you pick up rune, when you already have one bottled

I'm specifically refering to such situation: Dota 2 Purge plays Bounty Hunter at (from 24:22 to 24:32) He basically picks up Double Damage, waits a bit as he notices rune spawn time is near, then ...
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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 ...
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Can a bounce of Luna's glaive be evaded with normal evasion?

If Luna's moon glaive autoattack hits an enemy and bounces to another enemy that has evasion (talisman of evasion, windrun, etc.), does the evasion give that person a chance to dodge the bounce? If ...
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Does razor's static link reduce damage from Ursa's Fury Swipes?

So say Ursa has 100 basic physical damage, and level 4 Fury Swipes (so adding 30 damage per attack), and say Razor uses his static link on Ursa for a few seconds and drains, for the sake of this ...
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How to handle Axe when he has Blink dagger / invis + blademail?

Recently I played sniper, and since I was the only carry in team I went for a nearly glasscanon build. Mjol., Mask of Madness, Deadalus something like this. I could snipe nearly all Enemy Heroes ...
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Being the only support , should I ward top and bot lanes at the same time?

I'm not sure where to ward when I end up being the only support in my team. I usually buy them at the start and every time I can after that, only putting them in my lane, both on the rune (top or bot) ...
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What debuffs and disables are removed by Legion Commander's “Press The Attack”?

The text of Press The Attack states that it removes "debuffs and disables", but it doesn't seem to work on all of them. Is this a bug, or is there a list of debuffs and disables that aren't affected ...
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Is there a way to use an upgraded animation for a hero without buying it?

I saw Drow Ranger's upgraded animation, which I really liked. Can I get the animation in ways like gifting or earning by playing or something rather than buying it?
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Does a gem / a sentry ward or dust reveal Slark's Shadow Dance?

I wonder if a gem / a sentry ward or dust reveals Slark's Ultimate "Shadow Dance".
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How does Stun (stun extradamage) and battlefury stack?

Imagine the following situation. Faceless Void having his stun skilled which stuns at a percentage rate and does extra damage. If he now buys a Battlefury and hits a direct target and stuns it, do the ...
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How does Slark's autoattacks go trough Pugna's Decrepify?

I've just played a match (62958817) with Pugna which had a enemy Slark. In multiple occasions, when he was about to attack me, I'd use Decrepify (immunity to autoattacks + can't autoattack + 40% more ...
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Where is the variable hero damage in DOTA2?

In Dota, heroes had variable base damage. I particularly loved CK's starting damage (49-79). Though it was tough in last hitting creeps, it was very useful while fighting heroes 1 on 1 early game. ...
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No controls when watching my own replays

I am recording Dota 2 using the following method (using console commands) join game open console type "record myawesomereplay" play open console again type "stop" It can saved and there is no ...
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How can I shift queue commands to a group of meepos?

Being used to microing, I'm learning to play Meepo. However, I've encountered some difficulties when it came to queue commands. How do I shift-queue commands to a group of meepos? Quick example : ...
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Why is the bottom lane called the safelane?

For certain characters I pick, I am often told by teammates to go to the safelane. Why is it called the safe lane? What's so safe about it versus the top?
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Which HUD has the smallest map?

I always die from accidentally clicking on the map while trying to get back, and running the wrong way, into certain death. Which HUD has the smallest map, so I can have more world-space?
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Chronosphere interaction with slows and stuns

Back in DotA 1, if Darkterror caught an unit affected by a slow/stun in Chronosphere, the slow/stun timer would pause, meaning the hero would be stunned/slowed for the remaining of its duration after ...
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How can I pull a player's match data in Dota 2?

I'm trying to compute somewhat advanced stats for my own match history (or, potentially any player's history), that would be include more than the regular information one can find on Dotabuff. I ...
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Dota 2 crashes suddenly

I'm having issues with Dota 2. Sometimes, for no readily apparent reason, the game will crash to the desktop. It can happen when I join the game , checking the store or just on a loading screen. There ...
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WIll a hero with damage over time die if he is banished?

Suppose a hero has a doom casted on it and when he is about to die, I put him in astral imprisonment, so will he continue taking damage even when he is banished? There are more damage over time ...
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Can Omniknight's Repel skill offset any enemy's buff?

Can I use Omniknight's Repel to offset any enemy's buff? I am asking because I know Repel removes Guardian Angel effect on friendly unit if Repel is cast on ally target after Guardian Angel and while ...
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What is the gem icon in DOTA2 Twitch stream? [duplicate]

I've only seen this icon in Twitch streams, so assume it's something to do with Twitch, but again have only seen this in DOTA2 streams! Any ideas what it is?
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What are the timings for double pulling in safe lane, and pulling from offlane?

So I know the timing for pulling the safelane with the easy camps is XX:12 or XX:42, but if you want to double pull to one of the hard camps, then is there a best time to do this? Or does it depend on ...
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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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Where can i see how long i am muted

Since Valve introduced a bug to receive unlimited reporttoken from successful reports (normally you would have a maximum of 4) everyone gets reported. A friend of mine has 270 reporttoken left. Now I ...
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Longest illusion in Dota2

I have somewhat idea that illusions from runes last for around a minute. But apart from that which heroes/items illusions live the longest?
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Which projectiles and/or AoE's can be dodged by going invis?

As a Templar Assassin, Bounty and Weaver player (among others), I'm never sure which projectiles I should be running/blinking away from, and which I could just dodge by becoming invisble. Furthemore, ...
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Who gets the money if a player randoms and swaps their hero?

When you random someone and trade with someone who hasn't randomed, who gets the extra money from the randoming? When someone on my team has randomed and then wanted to trade, they often say to ...
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Which game modes in DotA2 allow repicking?

I just had a game of Random Draft and wanted to repick Phantom Lancer after Earthshaker and Bloodseeker were picked against us. I know that in some game modes such as All Random you can repick. I am ...
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How does Damage over Time (DoT) interact with Centaur Warrunner's return skill?

Centaur Warrunner has a passive ability, "Return": Centaur Warrunner immediately counters every attack, damaging the attacker based on a percentage of Centaur's strength. Base Damage: ...
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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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Timbersaw's Whirling Death and Timber Chain interaction

I sometimes see Timbersaw doing Whirling Death right before Timber Chain started to move Timbersaw to a tree. How does this mechanic work? Does Whirling Death do damage in the area of the start ...
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Spells that are based on Windwalk

Since you can use any spell based on windwalk while tping without interrupting it i would like to know which spells are based on windwalk. The ones i know are windrun, clinkz's invis, ghost walk, ...
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Does silence affect hero passives?

For example - if sniper if silenced, can his (very irritating :P) headshot still proc? Or does Shadow Friend still capture souls when last hitting? Etc. I ask because when I'm playing with an Orchid, ...
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Dota-2 Profile on Shared PC

My brother and I share a PC for Dota2, but we have separate Steam accounts. The Dota2 settings are same for both of us, including hot-keys, chat-wheel, auto-attack and others. If one of us changes the ...
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Blink on squishy heroes

In a lot of guides I see blink dagger described as a core item for heroes like Lion or Shadow Shaman, for initiating a fight. However these heroes don't have an AOE spell like Sand King, Enigma, ...
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Why is pure damage especially dangerous to strength heroes?

While watching a couple of pro matches, I heard the commentators say that Timbersaw's pure damage is especially effective against strength heroes. Can anybody explain why?
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What is Armlet toggling?

I've watched a few live games where Lifestealer's health appears to drop fairly significantly after a fight, without him taking damage. People in chat have called this "Armlet toggling", and while I ...