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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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How to download a Dota 2 live game?

Sometimes I want to download live games, usually I would visit one of the players' profile and download their previous games, so when the game ends I would have access to it. However this time none of ...
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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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How does the Item Drop System work in DoTA2 as of the Oracle Update

I have been almost always getting no items when I play ranked matches. I checked the wiki and there isn't any helpful information about how the drop system works. Can someone explain why I'm not ...
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How can I tell what server I am on?

So when you queue up, you can select what servers you'd like to search in. I keep ending up playing with people who just don't speak english, which takes away from the game a lot. It would help if I ...
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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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The Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies not in correct position

My Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies is in the top right corner. I would like it to be below the basic courier controls (bring items, boost speed of courier). Please tell me where I go in the ...
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Does Windrunners combo of windrun+bkb make her invulnerable?

Does Windrunner's Windrun + BKB (Black King Bar) make her invulnerable ? If so, then what should be the order: BKB and Windrun (my guess) Windrun and BKB
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About windranger windrun in dota 2 [duplicate]

can windrun counter by mongkey king bar. I fight troll warlord 1 by 1. i use windrun agints him cause he is DPS hero but his attack can go through me.
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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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How to stop Dota 2 Workshop tools download?

I have mistakenly clicked the download Dota 2 workshop tools button inside the game. Now it is downloading 5GB of content. I don't want to download this. So I canceled the download from Steam. But ...
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How do you counter Warlock?

Recently, I've been playing warlock a lot, and he has become one of my best heroes. I'm curious as to what would be a strategy to counter a warlock who rushes Aghanim's and refresher. Are there any ...
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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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Which heroes can backdoor easily?

Dota 2 has backdooring protection which makes it very hard to backdoor sometimes, unless you bring your whole team or best carries. I did however see that some heroes can backdoor very easily, Meepo ...
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Who is Crystal Maiden's favorite poet?

Who is Crystal Maiden's favorite poet ? She keep saying that when i'm provoking her rare voice phrases.
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How do you understand the Differences in XP Earned graph?

DotaBuff offers a Differences in XP Earned graph for matches. This match shows an interesting one with both red and green. How do you interpret the graph? Is it: From the perspective of the winning ...
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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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distnoted process hogging memory when running dota2/steam on a mac

I am playing Dota2 on a non-gaming oriented machine (low spec macbook). After I have been playing for some time, the process "distnoted" starts taking a lot of memory and I have to restart Dota ...
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How does Dota 2's “Watch highlights” Replay pick the highlights?

Sometimes you can select something like "Watch highlights" of a Dota 2 replay. One day I made a Rampage (killed five people at once) with Techies' Remote Mines, and I thought about watching the ...
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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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How to Panic Buy in Dota 2?

Panic Buy means to quickly purchase an item right before death to use up gold held and therefore minimize or eliminate gold lost right before death. I often do this in HoN where I would quickly press ...
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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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How to stop Meepo's Poof?

Watching Dota 2 videos I keep seeing people starting Poof with Meepo and then stopping it. For example, this video (at 2:45): How to do it? I tried to right click ...
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Best counter to Viper?

What hero can counter Viper best? We're talking about 1v1 middle lane (or any lane).
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How does Meepo share experience?

How does Meepo share experience? I am especially interested in teem fights. Let's say 2 Meepos with 2 allies killed a hero, will Meepo get 1 share out of 3 or 2 out of 4? Does Meepo's share depends on ...
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Dota 2 keep items from being crafted?

When I buy items that can be crafted, they are crafted immediately. Sometimes they are crafted too soon, into things I don't actually want. For example, I sometimes end up with power treads or a ...
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Launch option -novid not working for Dota2

The title does explain my question quite well, but here is some more details about the option itself. The -novid launch option for Dota2 can be set through the Steam Library page. It disables Valve's ...
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How to play against a friend?

My friend and I are interested in playing a public match together but in opposite teams. Yes, I am aware this can be done in a lobby with bots but I really don't enjoy bot matches so I was wondering ...
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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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Is there an easy way to remember Invoker's spells?

I've begun to play Invoker more since he's fun to play (I'd probs get a bite to eat with him also). However, it takes some time to learn the combinations for his spells. I believe I will learn them ...
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How to use poof on all meepos with a single command? [duplicate]

In original dota it was not possible. Is it possible to use poof on all meepos with a single command now? I've tried ctrl-W with unified attack order ON but it doesn't work. (or maybe it was ...
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Mask of Madness - How does the Bonus damage recieved work?

I ask about this ability: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Mask_of_Madness Unfortunately the wiki has not alot of information about the extra damage recieved: "Bonus Damage taken: 30%" How does this ...
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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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Are Techies' Mines triggered by invisible units?

This is a pretty straightforward question: When an invisible hero (or other unit) gets within the trigger radius of a Land Mine or Stasis Trap placed by Goblin Techies, will the mine be triggered?
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What items provide quick heals in dota 2?

I'm quite a beginner in dota 2, have gotten used to the game and I understand some basics of healing,I used to buy a bottle in every game because I always run out of mana/health or both very quickly ...
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Why was one of the Roshan drops made to be “Cheese”? [closed]

I've always wondered why the item that drops after killing Roshan three times was made to be Cheese. Is it known if this is some sort of inside joke among the game developers, a reference to the ...
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Where can I find the default controls for Dota 2?

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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How to swap items quickly with stash (6-slotted Tinker)?

Late game Tinker has more than 6 items but still needs to keep bottle and soul ring in Stash in order to heal quicker in Fountain. However, to do this I need to swap out my current items with the ...
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When is the best time to activate Glyph of Fortification on T3 Buildings?

I was in a game where we got team wiped on the last team fight, and the enemy team was trying to take down mid Tier 3 Towers and Barracks. I proceeded to activate glyphs when the tower was about 1/3 ...
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When does my hero get experience and when he does not?

Could you explain in detail when does my hero get experience and when not? killing I assume I get experience for everything I kill with my bare hands. Including global skills (like natures prophet) ...
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Is there a way to see players' MMR after I have exited from that particular match?

After a ranked match ends, I can see players' MMR on the summary sheet, but I often tend to close it without taking a look. Afterwards, how can I look at the players' MMR?
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Can you disassemble items?

In DOTA 2, I usually aim to get better items throughout the game, which is logical. But sometimes I want to get another item which uses the same "underlying" item as a component to get to the prime ...
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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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Are these the right factors which contribute in MMR?

First I would like to tell a little about why I wanted to ask this question. I started Dota 2 3,4 months back as my first MOBA game. At the same time my 2,3 friends transitioned from DotA to Dota 2. ...
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Abandon leads to invulnerable hero

In a recent game, a player on the opposing team abandoned in the first few minutes. Their hero was WK and he became invulnerable. The WK would follow us and attack, but we couldn't attack him. It was ...
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What does killing Roshan do?

At the start of a game, I noticed that some of my team-mates were heading towards a spot on the map marked with a monster. I followed them to a monster which when I clicked was called "Roshan". 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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How are the Battle Points you earn calculated?

What in game events affect how many points I earn? Is there a cap to how many I can earn in one match? Do I get points regardless of winning or losing?
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Is there a command to move your character?

I am searching for a command to use in the console to move my hero (optional: to a specific location). My reference is: http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Console_Command_List But it is outdated. Does ...
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Turn off Limited Hero mode Dota 2

I just started playing Dota 2, and I want to know why I can't turn off limited hero mode. Unchecking the Limited Heroes checkbox disables the Save Settings button so apparently I'm not allowed. I am ...