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 there hidden costs to buying Dota 2?

I ask because I'm looking to get Dota 2, but I don't want to pay more than the upfront cost through micro-transactions in-game. Is the game fully released yet? Is it possible to get for free?
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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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Do people see my losses in Dota 2?

I have been playing Dota 2 for awhile. I checked some of my friend's profile and I only see the Wins. Is there a option to let others see my losses ?
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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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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 you train for blind hooks with Pudge

I have witnessed a few games where a Pudge would manage to hit a non negligible numbers of blind hooks. At first I thought it was a bit of luck but then I noticed some players are quite good at blind ...
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How do you manipulate Roshan aggro

I've seen many players (on stream or in competitive game) manipulate roshan aggro from one melee hero to another. Or for example from a hero to sylla's sprit bear. How does that work. How do you force ...
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Where do the DotA All Stars and DOTA2 announcer voices come from? (Ownage, Unstoppable, etc.)

This is a question that has been bothering me since forever. I have tried to find the answer to no avail. Back in the DotA days, and now DOTA2, I've heard those (hilarious) voices. I have read in ...
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How does 'auto purchase items' work in dota 2?

There's an option in settings that toggles auto purchase items on and off. How does it work? Does it automatically buy the next item in my selected build when I have the gold? Does it buy whatever it ...
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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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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 ...
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How do you counter Tiny?

I have been in two games now — one with Tiny on my team and one on the opposing team — where he has taken over the game. In both games, he was the sole person in the middle lane and proceeded to gank ...
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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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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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How does the directed camera choose what to show?

How does the directed camera working in Dota 2? Particularly, how does it choose what to show to the spectators?
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Can you trade treasure boxes with other players?

I heard you can trade all kind of items with other players in dota 2. I haven't had a chance to check what and how can you do that, so here's a question: Can players trade the treasure boxes they get ...
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What is the maximum amount of characters fit into the nametag of a DotA 2 object?

Name tags can be purchased from the shop in DotA 2 store. How many characters does a nametag allow me to use on an object such as a courier?
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How to find out who controls the courier?

So today, someone in my team decided to have fun by sending the courier to it's death every time it re spawned. is there any way we can find out who is doing that ?
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Which heroes can jungle, even in special circumstances?

I know that there are a category of heroes that are junglers and can do it very well, but as I was learning one of the newly released heroes (Medusa), I discovered that under specific circumstances, ...
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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 ...
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Is Mask of Madness a viable item for Juggernaut?

I have seen many people advocating for Mask of Madness on Juggernaut saying that it helps the ultimate. Since the ultimate attacks are not considered the same than normal attacks (the damage is not ...
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Shotgun Morphling

There's quite a few guides about shotgun morphling. I was wondering why shadow blade is not one of the suggested items for this build since shotgun morphling acts on the element of surprise and kills ...
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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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In DOTA 2 how do you create a “level up ability” hotkey

I'm new to dota but have played quite a bit of league of legends and I'm very much used to using ctrl-qwer to level up my abilities. Is there a way to do this in dota 2?
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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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Rushing strategy in Dota 2

If the enemy team consists of late game carrys it might be a good winning strategy to push as hard as you can to finish the game as soon as possible. However when the standard laning phase ends, teams ...
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How do you harass early game as Warlock

I often read that Warlock is a good early babysitter and harasser. Can anyone explain how to build and play a Warlock in early game to harass an enemy carry such as Anti-Mage ? What skills/items ...
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What exactly does “Safe to leave” means?

When one of your team members disconnects at the beginning of the game and doesn't come back in certain amount of time, the game is set to "Safe to leave". I did some research on that subject, and ...
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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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Jungling Technique

When I jungle, I normally lag a few levels behind others, for example with lifestealer. I've seen people become very overpowered with lifestealer after jungling, while I lag behind. My question is, ...
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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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Set 2 buttons to same action

I wanted to use two buttons for the same action (Stop - S and Mouse 4), but I cannot find any setting to do so. Can someone point me on how to do so?
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How can I play Dota 2 Beta?

I know DotA 2 is still in its beta phase, but I see more and more streams from DotA 2 players. And I would like to play too, rather than only watching! How can I get a DotA 2 Beta key?
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Does Urn of Shadows have a limit to charges, and what is it's radius on damage to enemies?

I bought Urn of Shadows for the first time in my last match, and i was surprised at how useful it is. I want to know is there a limit on the charges you can get on it, or can i just stack them up ...
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DOTA2 keeps forgetting my region

When ever I launch DOTA2 I have to reset the region, however I didn't have to do this on my laptop? Any ideas what maybe causing this? (I don't use any autoexec options)
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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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Can you make the game save regional match making setting?

Before you start your queue you can set up matchmaking settings. There you have Game Modes, Region and Language options. Now I have set them all up to my liking, but I have a problem with regional ...
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Getting two drops from a single match, how does it work?

When you play Dota 2, after each match there is a small chance you'll get a "drop". Basically you'll get an item if you're lucky. You also get an item everytime you level up (fill the battle points ...
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What do the settings mean?

I want to tweak my settings for DOTA2 but some of them are not clear to me. Others - such as "Animate Portrait" - are fairly obvious. What effects do each of these settings have on the game ...
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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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Is there a way to use cvar via say command?

I am experimenting with Cvars. Those are variables set in the server and or client. List here: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/List_of_DOTA_2_Cvars I want to export some of those via the ...
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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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How do you counter Lina mid?

I faced Lina mid for the first time with Pudge and was amazed at how strong she is in mid. Her early nukes are absolutely devastating. My question is how do you counter her early game in mid so she ...
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Why Juggy's spin not damaging roshan or other ancients?

Spell Description Damage type: magical • This skill won't affect mechanical units. If a unit is not being affected by Blade Fury, Yurnero can perform normal attacks against this unit. - ...
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Phantom Lancer illusions use auras?

Does Phantom Lancer's illusions use aura's, like from Vladamir's? Does the lifesteal contribute to PL's health? Do they use aura armor reduction? I'm also curious about Desolation armor reduction, or ...
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Does Juggernaut's Blade Fury remove negative buffs?

It seems to me that Yurnero(Juggernaut)'s Blade Fury makes him magic immune since he couldn't be stunned but does it removes negatives buffs placed into him?
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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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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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Blademail damage return by owned or summoned units

For example lycan. His summoned wolves attack a target with active blademail, Who will have the impact of the return damage, Lycan or the wolves?
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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?