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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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No controls when watching my own replays

I am recording Dota 2 using the following method (using console commands) join game open console type "record myawesomereplay" play open console again type "stop" It can saved and there is no ...
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How can I shift queue commands to a group of meepos?

Being used to microing, I'm learning to play Meepo. However, I've encountered some difficulties when it came to queue commands. How do I shift-queue commands to a group of meepos? Quick example : ...
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Why is the bottom lane called the safelane?

For certain characters I pick, I am often told by teammates to go to the safelane. Why is it called the safe lane? What's so safe about it versus the top?
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Which HUD has the smallest map?

I always die from accidentally clicking on the map while trying to get back, and running the wrong way, into certain death. Which HUD has the smallest map, so I can have more world-space?
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Chronosphere interaction with slows and stuns

Back in DotA 1, if Darkterror caught an unit affected by a slow/stun in Chronosphere, the slow/stun timer would pause, meaning the hero would be stunned/slowed for the remaining of its duration after ...
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How can I pull a player's match data in Dota 2?

I'm trying to compute somewhat advanced stats for my own match history (or, potentially any player's history), that would be include more than the regular information one can find on Dotabuff. I ...
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Dota 2 crashes suddenly

I'm having issues with Dota 2. Sometimes, for no readily apparent reason, the game will crash to the desktop. It can happen when I join the game , checking the store or just on a loading screen. There ...
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WIll a hero with damage over time die if he is banished?

Suppose a hero has a doom casted on it and when he is about to die, I put him in astral imprisonment, so will he continue taking damage even when he is banished? There are more damage over time ...
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Can Omniknight's Repel skill offset any enemy's buff?

Can I use Omniknight's Repel to offset any enemy's buff? I am asking because I know Repel removes Guardian Angel effect on friendly unit if Repel is cast on ally target after Guardian Angel and while ...
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What is the gem icon in DOTA2 Twitch stream? [duplicate]

I've only seen this icon in Twitch streams, so assume it's something to do with Twitch, but again have only seen this in DOTA2 streams! Any ideas what it is?
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What are the timings for double pulling in safe lane, and pulling from offlane?

So I know the timing for pulling the safelane with the easy camps is XX:12 or XX:42, but if you want to double pull to one of the hard camps, then is there a best time to do this? Or does it depend on ...
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How to Counter Ember Spirit and Legion Commander?

Can anyone help about countering Ember Spirit and Legion Commander with Slark?
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Where can i see how long i am muted

Since Valve introduced a bug to receive unlimited reporttoken from successful reports (normally you would have a maximum of 4) everyone gets reported. A friend of mine has 270 reporttoken left. Now I ...
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Longest illusion in Dota2

I have somewhat idea that illusions from runes last for around a minute. But apart from that which heroes/items illusions live the longest?
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Which projectiles and/or AoE's can be dodged by going invis?

As a Templar Assassin, Bounty and Weaver player (among others), I'm never sure which projectiles I should be running/blinking away from, and which I could just dodge by becoming invisble. Furthemore, ...
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Who gets the money if a player randoms and swaps their hero?

When you random someone and trade with someone who hasn't randomed, who gets the extra money from the randoming? When someone on my team has randomed and then wanted to trade, they often say to ...
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Which game modes in DotA2 allow repicking?

I just had a game of Random Draft and wanted to repick Phantom Lancer after Earthshaker and Bloodseeker were picked against us. I know that in some game modes such as All Random you can repick. I am ...
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How does Damage over Time (DoT) interact with Centaur Warrunner's return skill?

Centaur Warrunner has a passive ability, "Return": Centaur Warrunner immediately counters every attack, damaging the attacker based on a percentage of Centaur's strength. Base Damage: ...
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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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Timbersaw's Whirling Death and Timber Chain interaction

I sometimes see Timbersaw doing Whirling Death right before Timber Chain started to move Timbersaw to a tree. How does this mechanic work? Does Whirling Death do damage in the area of the start ...
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Spells that are based on Windwalk

Since you can use any spell based on windwalk while tping without interrupting it i would like to know which spells are based on windwalk. The ones i know are windrun, clinkz's invis, ghost walk, ...
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Does silence affect hero passives?

For example - if sniper if silenced, can his (very irritating :P) headshot still proc? Or does Shadow Friend still capture souls when last hitting? Etc. I ask because when I'm playing with an Orchid, ...
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Dota-2 Profile on Shared PC

My brother and I share a PC for Dota2, but we have separate Steam accounts. The Dota2 settings are same for both of us, including hot-keys, chat-wheel, auto-attack and others. If one of us changes the ...
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Blink on squishy heroes

In a lot of guides I see blink dagger described as a core item for heroes like Lion or Shadow Shaman, for initiating a fight. However these heroes don't have an AOE spell like Sand King, Enigma, ...
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Why is pure damage especially dangerous to strength heroes?

While watching a couple of pro matches, I heard the commentators say that Timbersaw's pure damage is especially effective against strength heroes. Can anybody explain why?
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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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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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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 pub player-matching work in dota 2?

Let me preface by saying that I know people say playing pubs is a good way to collect losses. That being said I typically play by myself because I don't know a lot of people that play DoTA2 and the ...
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Do Illusions have all passive abilities as my hero has? Even from items?

I am a long time Dota Player, but still this question I can't answer. I know that your Illus always get the lifereg of your hero and attack speed etc. But what happes if I buy a basher ? Do my Illus ...
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How do Morphling's replicants work?

I know that he can replicate another hero, and that the skills of that hero are available to you. What I don't understand is (and I've tried googling this but I can't find definitive answers for this ...
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Why no trilane in pubs?

The question is simple. I play a lot of pubgames and i have almost never seen a trilane. If you think that all pro teams form trilanes and it is the best strategy to get a lot of farm for your carry ...
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How many times Artificer's Chisel can be used?

Artificer's Chisel is a tool used to create sockets in dota2. I was just wondering how many times it can be used ? In dota2 community market some of the Artificer's Chisels have the number of use ...
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Iron branches versus circlet to start the game

Why get iron branches (+1 to all attributes for 50 gold) when you plan to get a circlet (+2 to all attributes for 185 gold)? Obviously cost might go into it a little bit, but you're saving gold and a ...
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How can I add multiple items to the Quick Buy menu?

For example; I want to have Phase Boots + Bracers in the quick buy menu, but when I add bracers, the phase boots disappear.
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Dota2 crashing from time to time

I am using latest nvidia drivers 334.89 (tried every driver starting from 320) and after patch (approx at the end of november 2013) i am getting sometimes crashes to desktop without any error ...
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How do I talk in all chat while drafting?

While drafting there's a built-in chat box, so I can't hit Shift+Enter to bring up all chat. I've seen people still use all chat somehow though. How does one use all chat during drafting?
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Does your team's faction limit affect hero choice?

In recent months, I've started playing Dota-2. However, when playing match-made, un-ranked games, I've been able to choose any character, even though, according to the in-game lore and the wiki page, ...
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At what levels do you unlock game modes?

In DOTA2 you no longer start with all the game modes unlocked. Is there a chart somewhere that indicates at which levels you unlock Ability Draft, All Random, Random Draft, etc? I've googled around ...
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How do I play against BloodSeeker?

I usually play with weak heroes like Sniper, Drow Ranger or Nature Prophet. I really hate BloodSeeker's ultimate, He can use it and I die so easily even if I am not moving. Thus I find it really ...
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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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Does Bristleback's passive block Huskar's Burning Spear?

Does it? And what type of damage does it block?
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Does Silencer's ultimate reveal Riki?

I haven't had a successful opportunity to try and cast Silencer's global silence in a game with an enemy Riki yet but I have silenced in an area with Death Prophet where I managed to hit Riki and it ...
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What self-spells or allied-spells can break riki's invisibility

Riki is an effective hero to play against new players. My problem is that sometimes I'm afraid to use some spells because I'm not sure if I will get visible. Examples: magic stick changing attribute ...
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Why am I always in offline mode to friends?

I've just re-installed Dota2, and now when I log in, I always appear in offline mode to my friends. How do I configure the settings to be in online mode again? Below is my steam setting, I didn't ...
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Why do I always fall behind in levels with experienced players?

I have around 150 hours in Dota 2. I know most characters move sets and skills, and I last hit rather efficiently. (Around 85% of the time when not near any tower). I usually play carry, and I do ...
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How to protect my carry?

When I play support for a band of friends whose MMR is dramatically above mine (Difference of 2000), I never seem to be able to care for my carry well, as our lane mostly ends up lost, with myself ...
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What determines the amount of battle points awarded at the end of the match? [duplicate]

Is it based on duration of the match, stats, who won or something else?
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How to report people terrorizing the lobby

The lobby of Dota2 is one big pile of vomit, i always see someone get flamed or extremely sick comments. I rarely participate in the chat but whenever i do feel the need of saying something in the ...
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If I leave during the pick phase will I be penalized?

Today I just opened my console and used the disconnect command then left the game because my Team had picked 4 carries and it would surely be a loss. If I do this frequently, will I be penalized?