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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Are these commands considered legal or cheats?

dota_disable_range_finder dota_range_display Are those safe to use or are they considered to be cheats? ...
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Does Skeleton King's Reincarnation count as an actual death?

Skeleton King's ultimate ability, Reincarnation, is triggered upon death if you have the right amount of mana. Does this count as an actual death, in that it yields experience and gold to the ...
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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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How to counter Lycan?

So today Lycan has been released in Dota 2 Beta and I am reading a lot of posts of people that are extremely frightened by him. Many say that the only chance is to pick it first or call "gg" at 20/25 ...
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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 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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Do neutral creeps behave differently at different times of day?

Today I heard someone talking about creeps' aggro in the day and night, implying that it changes. I've never heard of this before. What's different about how neutrals react in the day and night? Does ...
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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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If I get a Dota 2 beta key, will I get to keep the game after it's released?

Since the recent christmas event, it's become rather easy to find a Dota 2 beta key, if you've got the right things to trade. But, it's somewhat expensive, and it doesn't seem worth it to me if you ...
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There is a way to auto upgrade skills using a pre-made build?

I created a pre-made build and the UI shows me what to upgrade next, can this be automatically done?
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What is the cause of so many people disconnecting at the beginning?

In nearly every game i play someone disconnects at the very beginning. Is this caused by someone leaving the game already? I would find that very hard to believe because it just happens too often.
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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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How does performance index work?

In one of Dota 2 recent patches Valve added a new feature called "Performance Index" visible in your own in-game profile. For me is not really clear how does it work. Do you have any info on which ...
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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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Do Dota 2 battle point boosters stack? [duplicate]

I have this battle point booster that is 80% already activated ,but I want to buy the 400% one to activate it at the same time. Do they stack?
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Proper Trilane setup

After finally getting 4 friends on my team, we decided to go try those trilane setup commonly seen on tournament matches. After 3 consecutive loss using that setup, makes us wonder what is it that we ...
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Axe culling blades instant kill Damage?

I Read somewhere that axe does 100000000 physical damage (killing blow). So if someone uses blademail during the killing blow, Will it kill axe??
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Which Hero has the largest vision?

In Dota 1&2, Which heros have the largest vision at : Night Day Both Combined
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Support: When to be offensive or defensive as a support?

While playing as a position 4 or 5, usually I am not sure whether to play safe or go ganking. It is even more confusing when supporting in the hard-lane. How to calculate the risk of whether to be ...
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What is the difference between Support and Lane Support?

When I read the role descriptions here, http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Role, it seems unclear to me as to what the difference is between a Lane Support and Support. Support "Can focus less on ...
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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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Is there a way to use higher resolution models in DOTA 2?

Is there any way to increase the detail of the in-game character models in DOTA 2?
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How do I come back after falling behind in levels?

Over the last few days, I have had games, where I fall behind in Hero levels, due to teammates playing badly and feeding the enemy heroes. This outcome makes it difficult to get back into the game. ...
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How to move the cam with the mouse in dota2?

I have started playing dota 2 and I cant control camera with mouse, I have to use arows or to press scroll button on mouse.. I can change that and move it with mouse?
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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 to check Win/Loss for each hero in Dota 2?

Before one of the last patches it was possible but after the introduction of "Performance Index" I don't see anymore the possibility to check the number of Wins and Losses for each hero. Only 3 most ...
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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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Best way to Micro/split push with Phantom Lancer

So, if you're playing with a bunch of minions (Don't know what the term is) [i.e. treants, spiderlings, phantoms] in DOTA 2 and you have 4-5 you want to push up one lane while you go somewhere else, ...
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What does *Scepter Upgradable* mean?

A lot of skills have different effects under this Scepter Upgradable condition. I'm new to the game, and I don't know what this means. For instance, the Venomancer's Poison Nova reads the following: ...
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Can people see if they are affected by negative aura from invisible enemies?

For example, if a bounty hunter carrying an assault cuirass turns invisible and roams near an enemy hero, will the enemy hero see the assault cuirass debuff in their buff section (just above the HP ...
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Why can't I send messages to my friends?

I have friends, they're online but I just cannot message them. When I click on someone and select "Send message...", nothing happens. I checked the options already but I cannot seem to find any ...
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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 can I be effective with Krobelus the Death Prophet?

There seems to be a lot of consensus that Korbelus is a really good (high tier) unit to pick in Dota 2, but what makes her so good? All I know is she's rather tanky for an int hero, but other than ...
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Blademail damage return type

What is the damage return type of blademail? Does it matches the type of the damage source or has a fixed damage type(chaos,hero, magical or pure)?
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Controls list for noobs?

Can someone give a link to or explanation of the basic controls used in dota 2? For example: push to talk key for microphone, team chat vs all chat, if there is a town portal hot key?
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Hooking SK in sandstorm doesn't cancel his sandstorm. So Is SK still invisible away from the sandstorm?

I was playing Pudge. Tried to save an ally Sand King so i hooked him in sandstorm. Hooked him successfully but the sandstorm's animation was in the hero's previous position. Will SK still be invisible ...
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What items can be transferred as non-muted?

I noticed that all consumable items can be traded during a game and remain non-muted. But, I was surprised to find that ring of regeneration was also non-muted when I traded it. What items can be ...
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Does that Critical Damage you get from items, passive skills or DD also increase your lifesteal?

For example my hero currently does a 15% lifesteal from it's basic attack of 50. When it trigger a critical strike doubling my damage to 100, does my lifesteal also doubles the amount? Is it the same ...
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Do mega creeps give less experience?

I know that when the creeps are mega they only give half the normal amount of gold. Is there a difference in the amount of experience gained by killing a normal creep vs a mega creep?
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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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Does Weaver's Ultimate Work if you're under Axe's Berserker's call

I was playing matchmaking on Dota 2 last night and I picked Weaver. Sometimes in team fights I got a bit too close to Axe and i got caught by his Berserker's call and eventually died. All the while I ...
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Does the enemy get experience when Enigma creates Eidelons from his own team's creep?

And if so, how much - it is a normal deny or a complete, zero-experience-to the-enemy deny?
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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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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 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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What passives abilities does Doom disable?

It is said in the description of Doom that "Unlike other silences, Doom prevents the target from using items and disables some passive abilities." I know it disables feast from lifestealer however I ...
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Does Quelling Blade bonus apply to base damage or total damage?

Is it based off the damage you get from scaling with your attribute, or is the extra damage from other items also included in the calculation?
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Does Spirit Bear give reliable or unreliable gold?

With the upcoming changes to Lone Druid's Spirit Bear (i.e. gold bounty from 100 to 300) it's more important to know now - if you get the last hit on an enemy Lone Druid's Spirit Bear, is the gold ...
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How to test mechanics

How can I test certain mechanics (for example whether Manta Style gets you out of Treant Protector's ultimate). Currently what I do is host a game, get a friend to play the other side, set to ...
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How can I check my statistics in Dota 2

How can I get statistics in Dota 2 such as hit/loss ratio, what skill level do I have (not the Battle Points) and such figures. One very interesting metric would be the win/loss ratio in function of ...