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 does Lifestealer's Feast work?

How does this passive work? It says: " Regenerates a portion of the attacked enemy's current HP and deals the same portion of damage per attack. " Life Leech: 4%/5%/6%/7% So does that mean ...
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Spectre Dispersion and Damage Type

So spectre's dispersion reduces all incoming damage by 22%... Now I'm wondering, does it work for all types of incoming damage, including pure damage, magical damage, physical damage, HP removal...?
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How exactly does Weaver's Geminate Attack work?

What is the time between basic attack and geminate attack? Does it depends on attack speed? Does time between two basic attacks depends on whether geminate attack is done between them? Also, ...
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How do I counter Abaddon late game?

His ult, "Borrowed Time", seems unbelievably powerful. I've seen an allied Abaddon charge into the enemy fountain on purpose, to heal (while killing stuff, of course). Recently, Abaddon was ...
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Dark Treasure Keys

I have a couple of the treasure boxes lying around in my backpack and am curious to know what lies inside those? Are they just vanity items (such as the one item drop I received). Or are they ...
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Last-Hit Challenge: How do I increase the duration?

This is more of a technical question than a gameplay question... So here goes: How do I increase the duration of which the Last-Hit Challenge Tutorial lasts for in DoTA 2? By default, it is set to ...
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How do I ward properly in DotA 2?

I finally got my DotA 2 Beta invite. Now to learn the game I read it's a good start to play support heros (like I already loved to do in League of Legends). Even though I'm still pretty new to the ...
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How do I counter a hard hitter who has lifesteal?

I recently played an all random 3 vs 3. I was Centaur, and became primarily responsible for stopping Wraith King, which I failed at. (My teammates were Tusk and Witch Doctor) We quickly dispatched ...
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Where can I check which difficulty bracket I'm in?

Supposedly DOTA 2 matchmaking is divided into brackets. I want to know which difficulty bracket I'm in. How can I find this information?
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Watching 'Purge Plays' videos, he denies creeps even if nobody is nearby, why?

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while now. I'm a level 6, so I'm still a noob, but I do have an idea of what's going on. Anyway, I've been watching some Purge Plays videos. In these, I see him denying ...
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Help with Steam game files [duplicate]

I got and installed Steam a few months ago in my system drive. And then I got a backup of Dota 2 and installed it. It was fine till a month ago before my lap top got broken. With passing problems and ...
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How to counter Anti-Mage late game?

We just lost two times in a row because of an unstoppable Anti-Mage in the other team. Both games were very long (50-70 minutes) and even though we paid attention to not feed him or his team nor let ...
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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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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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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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Does gold for disconnected players in any way flow to team mates?

In this question it is claimed that gold for disconnected players will flow to team mates in several different ways: it would still be possible [after disconnects for] remaining players to control ...
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Do Neutral Jungle creeps get stronger as time goes on?

I know lane creeps get stronger, and Rosh, but what about jungle neutrals?
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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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Why would a tower change target from a hero to creeps?

In some games there were cases when a tower was attacking a hero, and the hero would stop attacking and face a creep that's nearby, the tower would change target and start attacking the creep. How ...
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When playing Tide hunter am I considered a support?

I have been playing more ranked lately. In my last match I chose tide hunter because his ult complemented the team nicely. The way I usually play him is to rush Blink Dagger, but someone was chewing ...
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Language change to English

My Steam installation is in Danish, which is no problem. But my DOTA 2 installation is in Danish. How can I change the language from Danish (or any other language) to English in DOTA 2? It is so ...
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Steam transactions

I received an offer for purchase of few of my items on steam. But at the end of the transaction I did not receive the money. How long does it take for the money to get credited to my account? Or what ...
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How to get even match with bots?

When I make a lobby to practice against bots, I've noticed that hard bots are harder than unfair bots. Specifically, if I fill all 9 empty slots with hard bots, it seems like no matter how well I ...
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What items should I consider getting for Phantom Lancer?

Normally when I play phantom lancer, I usually go for the normal tango > magic wand early game, then I wait till I can afford diffusal blade (level 2 hopefully). After that I usually have no idea what ...
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Hide Dota 2 Losses From Profile?

I understand losses are hidden from other people viewing my profile, but is it possible to hide the losses for myself? I can't seem to find an option to toggle it in the settings, but perhaps there's ...
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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 does Slark's Pounce work?

I've been having trouble using Slark's Pounce. I've researched some of my problems but I couldn't find the information. When I try to pounce I always land next to them, but not latch onto him/her. ...
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Non-squishy hero

I am rather new to Dota 2, and so far found that Sniper and Death Prophet are the easiest heroes for me to play with, but the moment I play against humans, they fall horribly short - one of the guys I ...
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Morphling's 3rd and 4th ability

How do I use Morphling's 3rd and 4th ability efficiently? I've looked at some other guides but I couldn't hear them which is annoying.
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How do you make a Dota2 in-game guide?

I've tried to search up my problem but I couldn't find any solutions. I want to make my own guide for Dota2. For example the guide shows you what to up grade and what to buy. When you level up there ...
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How can I install steam games to a USB drive on Linux?

I saw some very similar questions but for windows and I am using unity and have no space to install a game so I need to use a USB drive but have no idea how to unlock the /media file to read/write so ...
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Mekansm VS Crimson Guard

Which is better for supposed tanky heroes like razor, Axe, Cent or Viper? The default suggested item for razor is Mekansm, and forums are mentioning that even AXE is better off with Mek. but the ...
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How can I know what server a reply / match is played on in Dota 2?

I know programming and am aware of the Dota 2 API. However, after searching about I couldn't find out whether the information about the region / server of the match / replay is stored somewhere. This ...
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What does console command voice_enable 0 do?

I noticed that voice chat makes my games laggy and unplayable. I'm trying to disable it completely so it won't hog my network resource anymore. While searching for a solution I found this console ...
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How do dota 2 bots pick their heroes?

Since the game is in beta phase and I'm a total noob at the game I find it natural to play with bots. My bot match consists of 3 hard bots on my team and 4 easy bots on the opposite team, plus me of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...