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 have both a main account and a “smurf” account linked to my Steam account? [closed]

In League of Legends, some players make "smurf" accounts, which are typically lower-levelled or lower-ranked accounts to play on instead of a main account. Is there a good reason for creating a smurf ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Default Dota 2 config.cfg file?

Where can I find the default Dota 2 config.cfg file? Also, is my current config.cfg file identical to the default one when I first installed the game, or is it changed based on what settings I've ...
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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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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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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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How long does it take to create a team in Dota 2

I recently tried to create a team in dota 2, uploaded all banners and stuff from omij's guide, but I got nothing after a modal came up daying Creating Team with an OK button which I clicked. I'm not ...
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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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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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Setting Lineups for The International 4 Fantasy Leagues

This is my first day playing and am a bit confused. For example, if looked at my lineup yesterday I would have probably started Puppey because of the "Scheduled" label, even though I didn't expect his ...
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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?