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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Are Techies' Mines triggered by invisible units?

This is a pretty straightforward question: When an invisible hero (or other unit) gets within the trigger radius of a Land Mine or Stasis Trap placed by Goblin Techies, will the mine be triggered?
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What items provide quick heals in dota 2?

I'm quite a beginner in dota 2, have gotten used to the game and I understand some basics of healing,I used to buy a bottle in every game because I always run out of mana/health or both very quickly ...
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Does Skywrath Mage Ulti stack?

Skywrath Mage has a heavy damage ultimate, and after reaching level 16 its damage is further increased to 1400. If Aganhim's Scepter is purchased for him, his ultimate's cooldown reduces to 0. With ...
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Why was one of the Roshan drops made to be “Cheese”? [closed]

I've always wondered why the item that drops after killing Roshan three times was made to be Cheese. Is it known if this is some sort of inside joke among the game developers, a reference to the ...
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Where can I find the default controls for Dota 2?

Can someone give a link to or explanation of the basic controls used in dota 2? For example: push to talk key for microphone, team chat vs all chat, if there is a town portal hot key?
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Does last hitting provide more experience?

I know last hitting gives you the gold for the kill, but what about experience? Is there any difference between last hitting a creep or standing next to it, in regards of experience? What about ...
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How to swap items quickly with stash (6-slotted Tinker)?

Late game Tinker has more than 6 items but still needs to keep bottle and soul ring in Stash in order to heal quicker in Fountain. However, to do this I need to swap out my current items with the ...
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When is the best time to activate Glyph of Fortification on T3 Buildings?

I was in a game where we got team wiped on the last team fight, and the enemy team was trying to take down mid Tier 3 Towers and Barracks. I proceeded to activate glyphs when the tower was about 1/3 ...
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Playing Riki: how to counter a Spirit Breaker with dust?

Last game I played Riki for the first time (yeah, I know! :D). The opposing team had a smart Spirit Breaker who knew how to counter me: charge with dust in his pocket. Due to his superior movement ...
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When does my hero get experience and when he does not?

Could you explain in detail when does my hero get experience and when not? killing I assume I get experience for everything I kill with my bare hands. Including global skills (like natures prophet) ...
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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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Can you disassemble items?

In DOTA 2, I usually aim to get better items throughout the game, which is logical. But sometimes I want to get another item which uses the same "underlying" item as a component to get to the prime ...
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Can the primary attribute names be hidden in a custom hero layout?

A friend told me about the "Customize Grid" feature in the hero picker of Dota 2, and about a great website (Dota2Layout.com) to edit those grids. However, that website became incompatible with latest ...
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Are these the right factors which contribute in MMR?

First I would like to tell a little about why I wanted to ask this question. I started Dota 2 3,4 months back as my first MOBA game. At the same time my 2,3 friends transitioned from DotA to Dota 2. ...
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Abandon leads to invulnerable hero

In a recent game, a player on the opposing team abandoned in the first few minutes. Their hero was WK and he became invulnerable. The WK would follow us and attack, but we couldn't attack him. It was ...
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What does killing Roshan do?

At the start of a game, I noticed that some of my team-mates were heading towards a spot on the map marked with a monster. I followed them to a monster which when I clicked was called "Roshan". I ...
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Do auto-cast abilities count as magic or physical damage?

Some heroes such as Clinkz or Outworld Devourer can use auto-cast abilities that add damage to your hero's auto attack, My question is: does this extra damage count as physical or magical damage? ...
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How are the Battle Points you earn calculated?

What in game events affect how many points I earn? Is there a cap to how many I can earn in one match? Do I get points regardless of winning or losing?
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Is there a command to move your character?

I am searching for a command to use in the console to move my hero (optional: to a specific location). My reference is: http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Console_Command_List But it is outdated. Does ...
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Calculating the constant C in Dota 2 pseudo-random distribution

The probability of a modifier occurring on the Nth attack since the last successful modifier is given as P(N) = C * N. C is a constant derived from the expected probability of the modifier ...
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Turn off Limited Hero mode Dota 2

I just started playing Dota 2, and I want to know why I can't turn off limited hero mode. Unchecking the Limited Heroes checkbox disables the Save Settings button so apparently I'm not allowed. I am ...
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How can I change the jolting “Game Ready” sound?

I don't like the jolt I get from the obnoxiously loud game ready sound for match making. Is there a way to change it to something more relaxing like C:\Windows\Media\Alarm02.wav?
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Does the Suntrike / Tornado inscribed gems counter work?

I've never seen anyone with those gems with something other than 0. Does those gems work and if yes, where do I need to put them ?
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Bristleback interaction with abilities and effects that doesn't have explicit direction

How does Bristleback (ability) of Bristleback (hero) interacts with such damage sources: Cleave damage from attacks Damage-over-time (Venomancer's poison string, Viper's Corrosive Armor, Jakiro's ...
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Overcoming a ceiling in skill level

I've logged a little bit over 700 hours in Dota 2. Mostly playing with friends. I started out with watching videos from Purge and other and this really helped me improve. I also follow the streams ...
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Cycling through attack modifiers in Dota 2

I understand that attack modifiers do not stack with each other. And I also want to know how multiple picking up more than one attack modifier changes behaviour in Dota 2. In HoN, you can cycle ...
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Does extra damage chance improve Lifesteal output?

Does extra damage from chance based abilities (e.g. Sniper's Headshot, Slardar's Bash) give Lifesteal if you have respective item or is Lifesteal calculated only from raw damage? Does the same apply ...
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When can you Roshan solo? [duplicate]

I hope this is not too complex a question and is simple as in: is there a statistical point, like damage taken vs given, when someone can take Roshan? I understand this gets complicated by other ...
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Hero that can solo Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa

Aside from Ursa, is there any hero that can solo Roshan at an early level, like level 6 or at least below level 10?
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How can you train for blind hooks with Pudge

I have witnessed a few games where a Pudge would manage to hit a non negligible numbers of blind hooks. At first I thought it was a bit of luck but then I noticed some players are quite good at blind ...
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What can cause an abandon?

After playing a couple of games yesterday, my abandon rate went from 0% to 1%. Yet I didn't abandon/rage/disconnect any game. And haven't done so in any of my games. I did have a game that aborted ...
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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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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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Is possible to change the UI and icons like they were before the last patch?

It's possible to use the user-interface and the icons that I was used to. Or do I need to wait until Valve implements the new customization tool?
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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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What does fully modded mean in terms of Dota 2 Items?

Can someone explain me what it means if an Item is fully modified in Dota 2 ? Like Odachi full mod for example.
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Do neutrals spawn in 1v1 Mid Mode

Talking about the matchmaking 1v1 mode that was implemented: Do neutrals spawn in that mode? I could not test it for now.
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Where do the DotA All Stars and DOTA2 announcer voices come from? (Ownage, Unstoppable, etc.)

This is a question that has been bothering me since forever. I have tried to find the answer to no avail. Back in the DotA days, and now DOTA2, I've heard those (hilarious) voices. I have read in ...
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Can't view played game list from my dota profile

When viewing my profile (or other's profiles) there's usually a button/link just above the commendations section that takes you to a list of all your games. I know longer have that button. Is that ...
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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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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 ...