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 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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Early disconnect from all 5 team members (before first blood / 5 minutes)

I have some questions regarding the abandon system in Dota 2: scenario: A player disconnects (not abandons!) the game before first blood / 5 minutes, then all his team members disconnect shortly ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to make a skill autocast-able?

So I was playing a bit of Bristleback, and after it got to late game, as it does, and I got an octarine core, with more mana than I could spend, I was pressing w to walk. After that game, and a ...
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How do you counter Bristleback?

Last night, me (naix) and my friend (Phantom Assassin) were against Bristleback on the bottom lane. We tried to take him down multiple times, but every single time we ended up with either me or PA ...
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What exactly does “Safe to leave” means?

When one of your team members disconnects at the beginning of the game and doesn't come back in certain amount of time, the game is set to "Safe to leave". I did some research on that subject, and ...
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Should Dazzle ult his friends or enemies?

Suppose you are playing Dazzle and you sense a team fight is coming. You are ready to drop your ult, but the way everyone is positioned, you can either drop it on your friends OR your enemies. Which ...
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How can I be more comfortable being squishy?

I've been playing DOTA and DOTA 2 for years now, but I've always had a problem: I suck with squishy heroes. Really, as soon as a hero is even a little bit squishy, I get under-leveled quickly and die ...
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Is there any way to specify game mode (i.e. All Random) using the console?

Is there any way to specify game mode (i.e. All Random) using the console? I don't see anything about this on here (I know, not an official list), but I thought I'd still ask (and someone can answer ...
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Is there is a command to move cursor?

Is there is a command in Dota 2 to move cursor? Can I send some coordinates to game to move my cursor?
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How to level up fast with the 2015 Compendium c.q. is there any connection between coins and leveling?

I've bought the "The International Five Compendium" for my friends and me, as there is a special thing where you will get more coins if there are five compendium owners in your team as well as a ...
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Lag spikes every ten seconds on new laptop

I've been playing DOTA 2 on a lenovo laptop perfectly for some time on very low graphics. I just recently acquired an asus laptop with all-around better specs and it plays DOTA at a much higher ...
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Can enemies see the pets of invisible heroes?

The International Compendium 2015 grants Almond the Frondillo at level 50. This pet can be equipped by a limited range of heroes, including Riki. If I am invisible as Riki (or anyone else), will my ...
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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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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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Is smoke required for Techies to kill Roshan in early levels?

I have seen a video of Techies killing Roshan at level 8 with Arcane Boots, Soul Ring etc, in that video he first uses Smoke of Deceit to disappear and then he did that trick. Is there any ...
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Does Lion drain mana when my mana is full?

Suppose that I am playing Lion, and my mana is currently full. If I use my Mana Drain ability on an enemy hero, will it actually drain any mana from him/her/it?