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 color names?

How can I recolor my name in DotA2? For example: The radiant team has coloring in their names. Outside of the game their names appear like this: <font color="#cc... the rest of the name is cut ...
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Item build not saving in DotA 2

I edit my custom item build/abilities for Riki, and it is marked as "saved", but in-game the standard item build appears. What's the problem?
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Does critical strike multiply the damage from items or only base damage?

Does a critical strike multiply the whole player damage (including +damage from items) or only the base damage from stats ? e.g. My hero has a base damage of 100 and a monkey king bar that gives +88 ...
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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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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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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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How to quickly select Necronomicon Archer to use mana burn

When I use necronomicon it summons two units, warrior and archer. How do I quickly switch to archer to use mana burn before my target gets out of range? Using tab switch it can be slow (especially if ...
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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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Do I lose out on anything buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Community Market?

Will I get the same perks from buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Steam Community Market as I would buying it new?
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DotA 2 Barracks, Which is better to focus and why?

When attacking the barracks on DotA2, which is the better to focus/destroy first, Melee or Ranged, and why? I ask as during games I get conflicting views with people I am playing with.
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Are Dota Teams very well Balanced?

Peers often tell me that Dota is more about skill of the player, and not really on the heroes themselves. This talk happened after the epic win of Alliance versus Na'Vi, with me agreeing that Na'Vi ...
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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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How to change dota 2 map visiblity

I want to change map visibility in Dota 2 offline mode. E.g. "explored," "all visible," etc. How can I do it in the console?
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How do you leave a game in Dota 2?

I need help to leave a Dota 2 game. Someone left and never came back and therefore everyone left except me. It also says its safe to leave the game? How can I leave a Dota 2 game?
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Can I make my HUD take up less space?

The HUD takes up too much space and, as a result, the game looks like it's running 640x480 because of the huge default HUD while it's actually running at 1080p. Is there a way to make the HUD smaller? ...
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What hero abilities can kill illusion heroes instantly (or close to instakilling)?

My question is similar to this one, except that I'm looking for heroes with skills that can kill illusions easily without physical/AoE damage. I played a game where opposite team had both Naga Siren ...
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How is a hero's Net Worth calculated?

From what I understand so far, a hero's net worth grows over the time of a game. The value seems to include the hero's inventory and its current gold. Therefore I get that position 1 and 2 players ...
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How to get Golden Trove Carafe 2015

I have purchased 5 Lockless Luckvase 2015 and 1 trove carafe but did not get any rare courier or golden trove carafe so is there any way to get these change or it just a cheap way to spent money as ...
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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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How does the courier work?

I've just gotten into DOTA-2, and never played any similar game before. I realize the courier will bring items out to me, but does every player on my team have their own courier, or is it one per ...
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What item's effects or heroes' skills goes through Black King Bar?

Someone told me that Bane's ultimate goes through Black King Bar. Are there other item effects or hero skills that can disable thorough it and that can be used to counter heroes that heavily rely on ...
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Looking for a specific type of dual lane

TL;DR : I'm looking for two heroes that go well together in a lane, and will be able to gang other lanes fast. I have a problem when I play most of my games, I feel like my team is way too passive. ...
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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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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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Can I see Dota 2 game info online?

My brother just played Dota 2. For once he's done well, and I want to see if the team carried him. ID: 184114837 Can anyone show me how to pull up match info based on the ID without having to launch ...
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How to identify the real Phantom Lancer from the clones?

The three or four times I've played against a well managed PL, my team always got destroyed and no one really knew how to handle him. Is there a way to pick out the real one from the phantoms?
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What determines my respawn time?

As the match goes on, I notice the respawn time increases significantly. Why is that? Is it number of deaths, length of the match, character level, or something else entirely?
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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 might I successfully solo gank at level 1 with Phantom Assassin?

I'm interested in solo ganking at level 1 with Phantom Assassin, at the very beginning of the match. Is it possible to do so reliably? What would be the best starting items and ability choice to ...
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Do mutes persist between games?

If I mute someone in a public matchmaking game in DotA 2 (from the in-game menu, clicking the microphone button to make it red), will this persist into other DotA 2 games?
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Is Octarine Core worth it on Kunkka?

There was a Kunkka player in my team today. He was sporting an Octarine Core as his first major item after Shadowblade. I'm aware that Tidebringer damage does heal him, but is that really worth it? ...
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Setting the camera in Starcraft 2 to be like Warcraft 3 or Dota 2

In SC2, the WC3/DotA 2 Mouse3 dragging has been removed. Instead, when you hold Mouse3 and move the screen, the mouse reappears where you started dragging from. On WC3 and DotA 2, it started from ...
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How does the Performance Index work?

In one of Dota2's recent patches, Valve has added a new feature called "Performance Index" visible in your own in-game profile. It is not clear how it works. Is there any information available, what ...
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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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How does the metric for Most Successful Heroes differ from “Performance” in Heroes Played? [duplicate]

On my profile page, the Most Successful Heroes list Silencer, Spirit Breaker and Mirana. However, on Heroes Played sorted by "Performance", there are heroes that I have a better performance with: ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to move the minimap?

As title says, been trying to ask on the Dota-2 ingame chats with no success. Can this be done? For long time League of Legends players like me, one gets used to have the minimap on the lower right ...
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As Zeus, is it possible to globally acquire assists?

Example: Spirit Breaker ganks Crystal Maiden, and Zeus is on SB's team. To my knowledge, if Zeus doesn't steal the kill with Thundergod's Wrath (but deals damage with it), Spirit Breaker gets the ...
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Are the effects granted by the TI Compendium permanent?

All's in the title. The question encompasses effects such as "Custom Dagon/Eul's Scepter/Bottle/Fountain Effect" acquired through the compendium achievements and whether they alter these factors ...
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How do you zoom out?

Is there any way to zoom out the camera in DotA 2? I've found my ideal aspect ratio - and holy crap, is the resolution terrible if you're not on the right one! Even with the right ratio, I feel like ...
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Is there a way to automatically download all match replays for a specific tournament?

I missed some International 2015 matches over the weekend and I'd like to watch them in the game client. Is there some way that I can automatically download the replays of all matches for that ...
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Was I supposed to get something extra for my first store purchase?

I did a purchase from the Dota 2 Store (online) today and got a cheap set ("Custom of Karroch Set" for Beastmaster for 1.50tl (0.75$/0.5$)). This comment states that I had to get something else ...
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What does the green diamond beneath the character mean?

Sometimes they are lit, sometimes they aren't. What does that represent?
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How to ban/report offensive players in Dota2?

Playing Dota2 on low skill level I often face offensive comments and would like to do something with it. So I have few questions: On gamepedia it is written that I can "give a negative feedback to ...
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Abilities/Items that grant vision

Referring to my previous question and its comments, I want to know which abilities/spells/items supplement hero vision at night, day and both combined?
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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 ...
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Is Mask of Madness a viable item for Juggernaut?

I have seen many people advocating for Mask of Madness on Juggernaut saying that it helps the ultimate. Since the ultimate attacks are not considered the same than normal attacks (the damage is not ...
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Does Urn of Shadows have a limit to charges, and what is it's radius on damage to enemies?

I bought Urn of Shadows for the first time in my last match, and i was surprised at how useful it is. I want to know is there a limit on the charges you can get on it, or can i just stack them up ...