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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What does the 'man in the hole with two arrows' icon in the top left do?

In Dota 2, in the top bar, the fifth icon from the left is a man in a hole. Clicking it seems to do nothing. What is it supposed to do?
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Is it possible deny ally heroes?

In Dota 2, you can deny allied creeps and towers, but is it also possible deny an allied hero? If so, how is gold assigned to the enemy team?
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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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How to show extra info about skills and items

I was watching a VOD (I can't recall which one) and Luminous showed some extra information about skills like range, type of damage and etc. Things that the interface don't really say. I think the text ...
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What does Quirt's Summer Stash in Dota 2 contain?

I recently got a Quirt's Summer Stash Treasure Box in Dota 2, but when I select 'Peek Inside', it doesn't show me what I'll get! So the question is, does anyone know what does 'Quirt's Summer ...
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What benefit if any does the player level have in DoTA 2?

Just wondering how the level that you gain from battle points affects the game, if at all. Is it just an e-peen thing? Is it a match-making thing?
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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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Does Blade Mail really returns damage from all sources or are there some skills whose damage it wont return?

Does Blade Mail really returns all damage like in its description, or are there any skills whose damage wont be returned? This is what i want to know: Will it return: magical damage from AoE ...
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Should I report players who lie about their language preference? [closed]

Despite selecting "EU West" as home server and only selecting "English" in the matchmaking options I still end up in teams consisting of me and 4 non-English speakers. Should I report those players ...
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Hero that can SOLO Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa

Aside from Ursa, is there any other hero that can SOLO Roshan at an early level like L-6 or at least below L-10.
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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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How do I ping the map?

Some frineds of mine and I started to play DOTA 2 this weekend. Since we are some friends (not full team), we have some randoms with us. But when we want to tell them to go some place, or to be ...
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Can I transfer my dota2 account invite to another account?

Now I have two steam account, bombess and bombless. I received a dota2 account invite email and click the link I received when I was using my steam account bombess. So now bombess got the gift. But I ...
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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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People can see me when I should be invisible! What do I do?

Frequently, while playing as a hero that relies on invisibility (such as Broodmother), there comes a point in the game where I should be invisible, yet people walk right up to me and attack me anyway. ...
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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 you make steam not take dumps when Dota 2 crashes?

Everytime Dota 2 crashes steam makes memory dumps and they're placed in the C:\Program Files\Steam\dumps. Now my problem is that my HDD space is pretty low now, and each "dump" file is a bit over 1 ...
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Is there any way to know if a hero is ranged or melee?

I have just started playing DOTA 2, and as with any other game, I feel I am best with ranged heroes. However, I don't know which heroes are ranged or melee. Is there any way to find out?
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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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Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies?

Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies or is the Bounty Hunter the only one that can see it?
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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?
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Can you still use single-attacks in dota 2 to avoid creeps?

In DotA, you can avoid the aggro of the creeps by single-casing attack-based skills, e.g. Blades of Wisdom from Silencer or Frost Arrows from Drow. Can you still do that in DotA 2?
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What does Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do?

I know its a bit late, but what does the Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do? Unusual Essence A ball of swirling magical energy, pulsing with power. I understand that the 3 basic Essences - Quas, Wex, ...
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What skills can kill a hero effected by Shallow Grave?

In DotA and Dota 2 there is a hero called the Shadow Priest. His Shallow Grave skill is particularly tricksy, as it can render a hero immune to lethal damage for several seconds, effectively capable ...
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Lone Druid True Form

Lone Druid's ultimate is called True Form and allow morphing himself into a raging bear, losing his ranged advantage but gaining melee power as well as the Battle Cry ability. This skill has no ...
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Why can't Kunkka equip a Quelling Blade?

What is the reason behind this? Does giving Kunkka a Quelling Blade makes the game unbalanced? Also, does this same rule carry-over in Dota2?
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Is Searing Arrows affected by Strafe?

If I use Clinckz's Strafe ability, which dramatically increases attack speed for a short time, can I cast Searing Arrows faster? Or Strafe only affects the normal attack?
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Countering Morphling in the mid to late game

I'm having problems winning a game if the opponent's team has a good morphling player. The problem starts as soon as their morphling acquires one of his core items, Linken Sphere. The situation gets ...
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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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How do I zoom in?

Is there any way to zoom in the camera in DotA 2? The characters are really small on my screen and I cannot enjoy the special items for cosmetics. I have found a zoomed-in screenshot, however, there ...
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Pipe of Insight mechanics

Pipe of Insights is an item that grant to the owner a passive magic resistance of 30% and if activated it creates a shield that blocks 400 spell damage. When the hero that carry the Pipe of ...
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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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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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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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Dota 2 Faceless Void Tier

I was looking through a Dota 2 Competitive Hero Tier List - August 2012 and I found Void in the Tier 4: Rarely banned or picked. I thought it was one of the most overpowered heroes in the game. Was I ...
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Does a Negative armor gives you an additional attack damage?

Dazzle(Shadow Priest) and Razor(Lightning Revenant) ultimate are one of the few skills I knew that can render an enemy heroes' armor into a negative value. Supposedly a enemy heroes armor is -10 and ...
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Greevil consumable items: usage and meaning?

What is the Greevil items used for? I'm talking about current Greevil common consumable items: Kindler's Kit Pile of Coil Fistful of Snowballs
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How do you get recipes or combine two items into 1 in dota 2?

I've noticed people buy certain started items in dota 2 to upgrade them later on after they earn the money, I've also read about recipes but I've never found out where you can get them or how to use ...
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What's an initiator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the playstyles of the different roles? I've just started to play Dota 2, and I'm still struggling to understand the terms used in game. I think I can make a ...
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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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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 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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What is a good way to harrass Bloodseeker in the middle lane? [duplicate]

Bloodseeker is a pain to lane against, because of his passive health regeneration whenever he last hits or denies a creep. I cannot harass him for too long before getting out of sight, because his Q ...
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Is there any maximum numbers of Gems that a Team can Buy?

I've heard, several times, that a certain team in Dota 2, can't buy more than X gems (where X varies from 2 to 4) and thats why some people don't break the gems of the other team once they drop them, ...
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How does Sven Great Cleave interact with enemy armor?

I was looking at Sven's Greate Cleave on Dota 2 Wiki and its notes it is written: Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value. Cleave damage goes through magic immunity. ...
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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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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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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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Does Abaddon's compendium immortal item, Mace of the Chosen, have any unique effects?

So... does the Abaddon immortal item from the 2013 compendium, Mace of the Chosen, modify anything? I am pretty sure it doesn't change the normal attacks. Curse of Avernus, Shadow Coil, and Borrowed ...
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Will solo matchmaking match you solo players from the main queue?

In Dota 2, solo matchmaking will look up only players who aren't in a party. Will it match this condition only with other players in the solo matchmaking queue, or will it get people from the common ...