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How do you zoom out when watching a replay?

Can you zoom out while watching a replay? I know my question has been asked for playing the game and I understand that you can't. In another answer to that question it's claimed that: ...but you ...
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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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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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Mask of madness for Juggernaut

I've recently watched sevaral pub games and notices that juggernaut almost always got mask of madness one of the first. I wonder why is that? Was there any kind of patch for him and this item is now ...
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Disable Click to Use Abilities (Hotkeys only)

Is there a way to disable clicking to activate abilities? I'm asking because I had a near loss the other night by accidentally "regular" clicking Tidehunter's ult when I meant to alt-click it. Is ...
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How can I escape Bloodseeker's Rupture?

I would like to ask this question as I've been suffering quite badly from Bloodseeker's ultimate, Rupture recently. So I would like to ask, what is considered "movement" in Dota 2? So far, I know ...
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Do chat wheel messages and map pings still appear from muted players?

Sadly, sometimes I have to mute and report players who are being abusive. I know that muting a player stops me from seeing chat messages and voice from them but does it also stop me from seeing their ...
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In-game ping went up after upgrading internet speed

I have a problem with my online In-game ping. I had an ISP that gave me 3 Mbits/s and my ping was about 80 ms, then I changed my ISP and got more speed (5Mbit/s) but that made my ping went up, now I'm ...
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Dota 2 Team Ranked Match Making Ranking (MMR) spread

I know that the highest gap that allows us to play in team in ranked mode is 2000. I was wondering if it is the solo MMR or the party MMR which counts. Is it any one of them or just the party MMR? ...
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How can I be more comfortable being squishy?

I've been playing DOTA and DOTA 2 for years now, but I've always had a problem: I suck with squishy heroes. Really, as soon as a hero is even a little bit squishy, I get under-leveled quickly and die ...
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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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Spectre Dispersion and Damage Type

So spectre's dispersion reduces all incoming damage by 22%... Now I'm wondering, does it work for all types of incoming damage, including pure damage, magical damage, physical damage, HP removal...?
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How to stack ancient creeps in Dota2

I know you can stack regular creeps by getting them from their camp before next minute, so that if they are not in camp for example between 9:59 - 10:00 new creepts will spawn there. However this ...
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Help with Steam game files [duplicate]

I got and installed Steam a few months ago in my system drive. And then I got a backup of Dota 2 and installed it. It was fine till a month ago before my lap top got broken. With passing problems and ...
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How do I counter a hard hitter who has lifesteal?

I recently played an all random 3 vs 3. I was Centaur, and became primarily responsible for stopping Wraith King, which I failed at. (My teammates were Tusk and Witch Doctor) We quickly dispatched ...
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Do I need Dota 2 to redeem the free item I got?

I bought a mouse that comes with the Kantusa Sword, but I don't play Dota 2. Is it possible for me to redeem the item even if I don't install Dota 2? I was hoping to sell it in the steam marketplace ...
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Lag spikes every ten seconds on new laptop

I've been playing DOTA 2 on a lenovo laptop perfectly for some time on very low graphics. I just recently acquired an asus laptop with all-around better specs and it plays DOTA at a much higher ...
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Do Neutral Jungle creeps get stronger as time goes on?

I know lane creeps get stronger, and Rosh, but what about jungle neutrals?
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Does gold for disconnected players in any way flow to team mates?

In this question it is claimed that gold for disconnected players will flow to team mates in several different ways: it would still be possible [after disconnects for] remaining players to control ...
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Can disconnecting be used as a legit strategy in Dota 2 to aid your team?

To give more xp and gold to the remaining players, are there any cases of a player disconnecting as a deliberate strategy? That is, a strategy that is planned beforehand, not a rage quit or fulfilling ...
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Can the Dota 2 hotkey labels be hidden?

I just bought myself a Razer Tartarus, and i've mapped it up to what seems most sensible for dota and then arranged dota's hotkeys as appropriate. Now I just need to train my muscle memory from the ...
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Why would a tower change target from a hero to creeps?

In some games there were cases when a tower was attacking a hero, and the hero would stop attacking and face a creep that's nearby, the tower would change target and start attacking the creep. How ...
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Steam transactions

I received an offer for purchase of few of my items on steam. But at the end of the transaction I did not receive the money. How long does it take for the money to get credited to my account? Or what ...
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Dota 2 lag spike every 10 seconds

I get lag spikes every 10 seconds of playing the game and there are disconnection warning notices in the top right side, this keeps happening until the game ends. I tried to ping google while playing ...
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Muted 39110 hours

I got muted for 39110 hours, what can I do to undo this? I don't want to lose my account I restarted my pc because I thought it was a bug, but that didn't fix it.
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When playing Tide hunter am I considered a support?

I have been playing more ranked lately. In my last match I chose tide hunter because his ult complemented the team nicely. The way I usually play him is to rush Blink Dagger, but someone was chewing ...
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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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Non-squishy hero

I am rather new to Dota 2, and so far found that Sniper and Death Prophet are the easiest heroes for me to play with, but the moment I play against humans, they fall horribly short - one of the guys I ...
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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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Mekansm VS Crimson Guard

Which is better for supposed tanky heroes like razor, Axe, Cent or Viper? The default suggested item for razor is Mekansm, and forums are mentioning that even AXE is better off with Mek. but the ...
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What does console command voice_enable 0 do?

I noticed that voice chat makes my games laggy and unplayable. I'm trying to disable it completely so it won't hog my network resource anymore. While searching for a solution I found this console ...
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How does the Item Drop System work in DoTA2 as of the Oracle Update

I have been almost always getting no items when I play ranked matches. I checked the wiki and there isn't any helpful information about how the drop system works. Can someone explain why I'm not ...
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How to download a Dota 2 live game?

Sometimes I want to download live games, usually I would visit one of the players' profile and download their previous games, so when the game ends I would have access to it. However this time none of ...
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How can I know what server a reply / match is played on in Dota 2?

I know programming and am aware of the Dota 2 API. However, after searching about I couldn't find out whether the information about the region / server of the match / replay is stored somewhere. This ...
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Who can move faster than max move speed?

In DOTA2, 522 is considered the movespeed cap. Most abilities that grant maximum movespeed increase your movespeed to 522. There are also cumulative effects that when applied together will increase ...
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About windranger windrun in dota 2 [duplicate]

can windrun counter by mongkey king bar. I fight troll warlord 1 by 1. i use windrun agints him cause he is DPS hero but his attack can go through me.
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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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The Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies not in correct position

My Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies is in the top right corner. I would like it to be below the basic courier controls (bring items, boost speed of courier). Please tell me where I go in the ...
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Remapping Alt Key to Space bar and Using Profiles

So in DOTA 2 I would like to use space bar a key modifier, like ALT does. so I remapped the ALT key to Space Bar and vice versa using AutoHotkey. The problem is, when I am chatting to my team mates, I ...
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What items should I consider getting for Phantom Lancer?

Normally when I play phantom lancer, I usually go for the normal tango > magic wand early game, then I wait till I can afford diffusal blade (level 2 hopefully). After that I usually have no idea what ...
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How do you make a Dota2 in-game guide?

I've tried to search up my problem but I couldn't find any solutions. I want to make my own guide for Dota2. For example the guide shows you what to up grade and what to buy. When you level up there ...
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How does Slark's Pounce work?

I've been having trouble using Slark's Pounce. I've researched some of my problems but I couldn't find the information. When I try to pounce I always land next to them, but not latch onto him/her. ...
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How do you counter Warlock?

Recently, I've been playing warlock a lot, and he has become one of my best heroes. I'm curious as to what would be a strategy to counter a warlock who rushes Aghanim's and refresher. Are there any ...
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How can I install steam games to a USB drive on Linux?

I saw some very similar questions but for windows and I am using unity and have no space to install a game so I need to use a USB drive but have no idea how to unlock the /media file to read/write so ...
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Who is Crystal Maiden's favorite poet?

Who is Crystal Maiden's favorite poet ? She keep saying that when i'm provoking her rare voice phrases.
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distnoted process hogging memory when running dota2/steam on a mac

I am playing Dota2 on a non-gaming oriented machine (low spec macbook). After I have been playing for some time, the process "distnoted" starts taking a lot of memory and I have to restart Dota ...
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Morphling's 3rd and 4th ability

How do I use Morphling's 3rd and 4th ability efficiently? I've looked at some other guides but I couldn't hear them which is annoying.
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How do you understand the Differences in XP Earned graph?

DotaBuff offers a Differences in XP Earned graph for matches. This match shows an interesting one with both red and green. How do you interpret the graph? Is it: From the perspective of the winning ...
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Backup Dota 2 Workshop DLC

I want to share the Dota 2 Workshop DLC (5.7 GB, not the alpha) files with another PC, but the "Backup and Restore" functionality does not give that option. I know for a fact that all the files are ...
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Which items to buy at All Random Deathmatch?

In a All Random Deathmatch mode at Dota2 you get a new random hero each time you die, but keep all items you have bought before. Which items is it worth to buy at All Random Deathmatch? Which items ...