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 stop Dota 2 Workshop tools download?

I have mistakenly clicked the download Dota 2 workshop tools button inside the game. Now it is downloading 5GB of content. I don't want to download this. So I canceled the download from Steam. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does Dota 2's “Watch highlights” Replay pick the highlights?

Sometimes you can select something like "Watch highlights" of a Dota 2 replay. One day I made a Rampage (killed five people at once) with Techies' Remote Mines, and I thought about watching the ...
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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 ...
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How to Panic Buy in Dota 2?

Panic Buy means to quickly purchase an item right before death to use up gold held and therefore minimize or eliminate gold lost right before death. I often do this in HoN where I would quickly press ...
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Which heroes can jungle, even in special circumstances?

I know that there are a category of heroes that are junglers and can do it very well, but as I was learning one of the newly released heroes (Medusa), I discovered that under specific circumstances, ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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How to stop Meepo's Poof?

Watching Dota 2 videos I keep seeing people starting Poof with Meepo and then stopping it. For example, this video (at 2:45): ...
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Best counter to Viper?

What hero can counter Viper best? We're talking about 1v1 middle lane (or any lane).
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How does Meepo share experience?

How does Meepo share experience? I am especially interested in teem fights. Let's say 2 Meepos with 2 allies killed a hero, will Meepo get 1 share out of 3 or 2 out of 4? Does Meepo's share depends on ...
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Dota 2 keep items from being crafted?

When I buy items that can be crafted, they are crafted immediately. Sometimes they are crafted too soon, into things I don't actually want. For example, I sometimes end up with power treads or a ...
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Launch option -novid not working for Dota2

The title does explain my question quite well, but here is some more details about the option itself. The -novid launch option for Dota2 can be set through the Steam Library page. It disables Valve's ...
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How to play against a friend?

My friend and I are interested in playing a public match together but in opposite teams. Yes, I am aware this can be done in a lobby with bots but I really don't enjoy bot matches so I was wondering ...
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Battlepoint bonus - how does it work?

If battlepoint bonus says it is for 2 hours, does it mean it gathers the points exactly in 2 hours of play time, or is it so that I receive bonus for the normal battle point amount even if I activate ...
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Is there an easy way to remember Invoker's spells?

I've begun to play Invoker more since he's fun to play (I'd probs get a bite to eat with him also). However, it takes some time to learn the combinations for his spells. I believe I will learn them ...
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How to use poof on all meepos with a single command? [duplicate]

In original dota it was not possible. Is it possible to use poof on all meepos with a single command now? I've tried ctrl-W with unified attack order ON but it doesn't work. (or maybe it was ...
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Mask of Madness - How does the Bonus damage recieved work?

I ask about this ability: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Mask_of_Madness Unfortunately the wiki has not alot of information about the extra damage recieved: "Bonus Damage taken: 30%" How does this ...
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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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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 ...