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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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 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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Hide Dota 2 Losses From Profile?

I understand losses are hidden from other people viewing my profile, but is it possible to hide the losses for myself? I can't seem to find an option to toggle it in the settings, but perhaps there's ...
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How does Terrorblade's Sunder ability work?

How does exactly Terrorblade's Sunder ability works? To be precise I would like to know what will happen if Terrorblade has X% of its health and enemy hero has Y% and Terrorblade casts his ability on ...
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Is it possible deny ally heroes?

In Dota 2, you can deny allied creeps and towers, but is it also possible deny an allied hero? If so, how is gold assigned to the enemy team?
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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How to script autobuy of specific items

i was told / i read that it was possible to buy from shop via hotkeys. (not quickbuy) i tried to build a script: bind KP_8 shop_nav_to_search //with the shop open, makes the search box active ...
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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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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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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 do dota 2 bots pick their heroes?

Since the game is in beta phase and I'm a total noob at the game I find it natural to play with bots. My bot match consists of 3 hard bots on my team and 4 easy bots on the opposite team, plus me of ...
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How can I avoid damage from Sniper's Ultimate?

What are the ways we can avoid getting hit by Sniper's Ultimate ability, Assassinate? Which items and/or hero abilities can be used to escape it once it has locked on to a hero?
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What happens when Naix the Lifestealer infests one of Pandaren Brewmaster's spirits?

After the ultimate of the Pandaren Brewmaster expires the spirits all unite back into his original form. Consider that one of these spirits has been Infested by Naix, The Lifestealer. What happens ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I tell what server I am on?

So when you queue up, you can select what servers you'd like to search in. I keep ending up playing with people who just don't speak english, which takes away from the game a lot. It would help if I ...
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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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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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Does Windrunners combo of windrun+bkb make her invulnerable?

Does Windrunner's Windrun + BKB (Black King Bar) make her invulnerable ? If so, then what should be the order: BKB and Windrun (my guess) Windrun and BKB
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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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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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What does this icon do in dota 2?

What is the Icon above Spell Steal? And how come I don't have that on my 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 ...