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 do you make custom item/skill builds in Dota 2 Reborn?

The title pretty much says it all. In the previous client, I was able to make custom item/skill builds for my heroes and save them to load in games. How can I do this in reborn? Also is there ...
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Error in offline console game - Captain's Mode

I used the following commands for starting a captain's mode game : sv_lan 1 sv_cheats 1 dota_force_gamemode 2 map dota I usually play all pick games with my friends, but in Captains mode, there are ...
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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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Hotkey to send hero back to base

I was thinking if it is possible to quickly send your hero back to the fountain by pressing a hotkey or something. This would be really useful when playing micro heavy heroes like Meepo or Chen.
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Rushing strategy in Dota 2

If the enemy team consists of late game carrys it might be a good winning strategy to push as hard as you can to finish the game as soon as possible. However when the standard laning phase ends, teams ...
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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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Is there an easy way of knowing which tournaments are free to watch in-game?

I watched The International 3 having recently got to DOTA2 and loved it. I'd like to watch free past (and future, when available) tournaments in-game. Is there anywhere I can get a list of free to ...
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Can I play Dota 2 on Linux?

I've heard Steam will support Linux, but I can't wait. So I want to know if it is possible to play Dota 2 using wine or something. Has anyone tried? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and I have never used Wine, ...
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How do I get last hits when laning against two ranged heroes?

One of the main times I struggle in Dota is when I am laning as a melee hero against ranged ones. Whenever I go forward to last hit they harass me a lot, and I lose a lot of health. Is there a good ...
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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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How does the Battle Booster work?

I received the 80% battle point booster. It has 500 minutes on it and says the booster is only consumed when battle points are earned. Does this mean I can play 500 minutes of matches during a week ...
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What mechanic prevents Desolator and Mask of Madness from stacking?

One person from the other team (hero-sniper) was having a bad game. After about 30-40 minutes, someone noticed his build; it was Desolator and Mask of Madness. My friends started to laugh at him and ...
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Does leaving a bot game count as an abandon?

I'm unable to access my computer and test this myself now. If I start a dota game up and it's a bot game, are there abandons? If I leave will I receive an abandon?
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Why would I want to turn off the Ring of Basilius?

The active ability of the ring is Toggle controls only whether armor bonus applies to non-Hero units. I tried turning it off and on, but it did not affect its effect on my hero. Is there a ...
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How to prevent camera zooming with mouse wheel?

My mouse is incredibly busted and my scroll wheel fires off 'scroll' events randomly. It's really bad for games like Dota 2. How can I prevent the camera from zooming with the mouse wheel? I'd prefer ...
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To Town Portal or Not to Town Portal?

In DOTA 2, I find it important to be in my lane to get as much XP as I can in the begining of the game. But it happens, that I get ganked early on now and then. Often due to no warning from the other ...
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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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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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Are playerless match outcomes fixed?

In Dota 2, if the players were to leave the Radiant and Dire creeps to play the game out without doing anything in game, is the fate of the match set (favored towards Dire/Radiant), or is it entirely ...
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How is credit for hero kills by allied towers and creeps determined?

Often in-game I will see an enemy hero be killed by an allied tower (usually due to a failed gank), and a nearby hero will be credited with the kill, getting gold and (presumably) experience for the ...
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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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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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Where are my custom Dota 2 item builds saved?

I did a custom build for Pudge and I want to backup it so i can try out this custom build manager :D2RIC_1.3.3 I only found the default ones in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 ...
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Aether lens for Blink dagger

Does the item Aether Lens have any effect on the range of Blink Dagger or Force Staff? The default range for Blink Dagger is 1200, so does Aether Lens increase that to 1400?
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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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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's the best way to attack heroes/creeps in Dota 2?

What's the best way to attack : Right click (attack) > walk a few steps in the direction your target is moving > right click (attack) again Just right click (attack) the target? I See people do ...
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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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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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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 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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Bind a key for multiple units to use the same spell

Is there a way for me to bind a key that will allow multiple units in my control group to all use the same spell at once? For example, if I have 3 centaurs as chen, and I have them all selected. Can ...
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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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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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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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What Dota 2 heroes are like LoL's Master Yi or Teemo?

I am starting to play Dota 2, and I play a lot of League. Which Dota 2 character is similar to either Master Yi or Teemo?
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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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What happens when you pick up rune, when you already have one bottled

I'm specifically refering to such situation: Dota 2 Purge plays Bounty Hunter at (from 24:22 to 24:32) He basically picks up Double Damage, waits a bit as he notices rune spawn time is near, then ...
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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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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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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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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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What is Compendium?

What is the Compendium? What benefits are given if players purchase a Compendium? Is it some kind of subscription or a one time only buy? Does it provides huge benefits in comparison with players ...
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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 happened to immortal item of Dota 2's sixth compendium goal?

The compendium says that users will receive an immortal item after the compendium reaches the sixth goal, but it looks like we haven't received it yet. Does anyone know if it is delayed, or are some ...
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Lion Aghanim's Scepter or Dagon

Here is what I have research so far. Aghanim's Scepter (4200 gold) 390 health, 0.3 health regeneration, 1.4 armor, 10 attack speed, 280 mana, 0.4 mana regeneration and 10 attack damage. FINGER OF ...
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Is there any console command that grants invincibility on a target?

I want to practice a combo skill on a hero. Is there any cheat that makes the target immortal? I just want to be able to cast my skills on him, then refresh; over and over until I can do it properly.
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Gaining items after a match

Are there any condition to when or what items will be given to a player at the end of a match? Or is this pure luck base, or in my case un-luck based, since I played about 20 matches I often see 4 or ...
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Can disconnecting be used as a legit strategy in Dota 2 to aid your team?

To give more xp and gold to the remaining players, are there any cases of a player disconnecting as a deliberate strategy? That is, a strategy that is planned beforehand, not a rage quit or fulfilling ...
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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?