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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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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?
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How to make hold attacking nobody

I do not like the way DotA2 has implemented the hold function. I would like to have stop as a button to cancel attacks and spells but keep autoattacking activated. On the other hand i would like ...
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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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How do I enable the console without it popping up on startup?

I wanted to enable the console, so I Googled how to do it and found that I could do it by putting -console in the launch options of the game. I did that, but now the console opens every time I start ...
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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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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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Which control action is used to deny creeps in Dota 2?

Googling for how to deny creeps in Dota 2 will quickly let you know the magic key is "a". However, I've had the "wasd" keys bound to move around the map. I'm trying to figure out how to bind denying ...
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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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Can I suppress the level up popup menu during fights?

Sometimes during a team fight I get a lvl up, and the interface wants me to learn some ability. This is very frustrating as I'm trying to use some specific skill that may already be at top lvl, or ...
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Does smoke make spells invisible too?

I was wondering if enemies can see all spells casted in smoke or its active parts. For example. Wisps spirits on a smoked Wisp, Abbadons Shield, Lich Shield, etc. Which spells are visible/readable ...
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How do sleep and passive damaging abilities interact?

Sleep is typically broken by any attacks. How do passive damaging abilities like necrophos's or radiance burn affect sleeping units? Do they cause them to wake up or not?
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About rune/neutral creep/roshan spawn time

How long does it take to spawn a rune/any neutral creeps/roshan? Does the spawn timer start after a rune has been taken/any neutral creeps have been slained/roshan has been slained or immediately ...
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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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Are Dota Teams very well Balanced?

Peers often tell me that Dota is more about skill of the player, and not really on the heroes themselves. This talk happened after the epic win of Alliance versus Na'Vi, with me agreeing that Na'Vi ...
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How to counter Earth Spirit

I would like to know which heroes, items and gameplay decisions counter Earth Spirit As far as i am concerned good counter are silence and Disruptor but since Earth Spirit can silence himself he ...
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Which spells can do damage twice or more through movement?

Afaik there are spells like QoPs ultimate who did twice the damage in dota 1 if the target was forcestaffed from QoP so the end of the ultimate would hit again. Is this still possible in DotA2 and if ...
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How can I see other players choices in single draft?

I just played a single draft game and mentioned my two favorite heroes and which one to pick. But one guy mentioned my 3rd hero that I could pick. So how do you see which heroes a team mate can pick ...
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Does denying creeps earns XP for opposing team?

Is it true that denied creeps still give XP to heroes?
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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 ...
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Having problem recording screen in DotA 2

Maybe this question doesn't belong here, but please bear with me. I'm unable to record screen using camtasia. The software just records audio not the video. I've tried every option in the recorder, ...
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Is it possible to make DotA 2 skills to behave like HoN?

I like the solution Heroes of Newerth provided for heroes like Bubbles (Puck in DotA). Using his first skill (Shell Surf) will override it with a subability which does the second part of the ability ...
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Does Moment of Courage trigger on evaded attacks?

Does the Legion Commander passive Moment of Courage trigger on an evaded attack?
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Is it possible to set a list of items to purchase, then purchase them one by one with 1 key?

Let's explain with a quick example : I would like (if I'm playing Pudge for example) to be able to set a list of the items I will buy (Bottle > Boots > Urn of shadows > etc.) and then by pressing a ...
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Fatal assert failed - error

It has happened a few times so I thought I should ask what this is and how to fix it.. Often happens when I try to Watch Game of a friend.. I click Watch Game, it goes to the Loading.. screen with ...
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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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Details of attack mechanics and hero figures

Abbadon has 0.68 attacks per second, a base attack time of 1.7 and attack duration of 0.56+0.41. How is 0.56+0.41 related to 0.68 or 1.7 and what happens when in the course of say 2 attacks?
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Is it possible to automatically switch active unit in a group after cast in Dota 2? [duplicate]

Suppose I have several units selected (ilusions, meepos, etc.). I want to cast an ability of first unit, switch to second, cast ability of the second, switch to third, etc. Is it possible to make all ...
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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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Are there multiple Frostivus difficulties?

When selecting a difficulty for Frostivus, my options are: Normal New Game+ New Game++ Is this a bug? Are they showing up like this on everyone else's clients? My main question is what ...
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Do passives triggers during a duel? [duplicate]

When Legion Commander starts dueling against an enemy hero, do passives triggers during combat? And what about illusions (Manta Style, Chaos Knight, Phantom Lancer, etc.) and wards (Venomancer, Shadow ...
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Scripting a pause in steam

Is there a way to make a steamscript wait/hold for a certain time before the next action/command gets executed? I found the wait command and apparently it was used in TF2 scripts. I tried using it ...
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How do I make signals in dota? [duplicate]

I often see signals like this: nickname > heroname is missing nickname > heroname is back To make call heroname is missing I click on hero icon. How to make call heroname is back? Are there ...
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Always show packet loss metric

In Dota 2 if you input the command -ping you'll get an more accurate ping measure and also a packet loss percentage. Is possible within the source engine to always display the packet loss just like ...
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Is there a way to copy a hero build in Dota 2?

One thing I often do in Dota is set up custom item builds, so that when I'm playing a hero all the items I like to buy as that hero are in the suggested items section of the shop, for quick, ...
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Does reporting someone automatically mute them?

In Dota 2, I've noticed that whenever I report someone, I (happily) never see any messages from them for the rest of the game. As I highly doubt trolls of the nature I've encountered would just ...
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How do I call a specific hero missing?

I know that there's a "Missing" command in the Chat Wheel that will report your lane missing, but that only does "Missing Top!" or "Missing Middle!" messages it seems. I've seen people call specific ...
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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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Which strategy allows you to beat Rosh the most times in Diretide? [duplicate]

So far I know of two strategies. Pick carries, beat him to death with damage items. Pick people with burst damage (Lion, Lina) and use an etheral blade and lots of maxed out Dagons Does anyone ...
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Do Diretide recipes expire?

I just received two annoyingly specific recipes at the end of a game of Diretide. Do I have to scramble and find what they want before Diretide goes away, or will they stay in my inventory forever, ...
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How does Bristleback's Quill Spray actually work?

What is the max bonus damage bristleback can deal with his "quill spray" and "bristleback" abilities?