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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Why is pure damage especially dangerous to strength heroes?

While watching a couple of pro matches, I heard the commentators say that Timbersaw's pure damage is especially effective against strength heroes. Can anybody explain why?
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How to practise combo Earthbind and Poof continuously using Meepo?

I would like to master Meepo and am looking for tips and tricks that I can use to get a hang of using that hero. Clicking on each portrait and using the keys to Earthbind and Poof gets me killed most ...
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How do I level up stats instead of skills in DotA 2?

I've seen a few guides for various heroes (mainly on DotA Fire) that advise leveling stats instead of skills at level 15, then from 17 to 25 (when skills have been maxed). How do I do this? (What do I ...
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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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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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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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What items can be transferred as non-muted?

I noticed that all consumable items can be traded during a game and remain non-muted. But, I was surprised to find that ring of regeneration was also non-muted when I traded it. What items can be ...
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How can I be effective with Krobelus the Death Prophet?

There seems to be a lot of consensus that Korbelus is a really good (high tier) unit to pick in Dota 2, but what makes her so good? All I know is she's rather tanky for an int hero, but other than ...
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Hooking SK in sandstorm doesn't cancel his sandstorm. So Is SK still invisible away from the sandstorm?

I was playing Pudge. Tried to save an ally Sand King so i hooked him in sandstorm. Hooked him successfully but the sandstorm's animation was in the hero's previous position. Will SK still be invisible ...
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Does Rikimaru's backstab and critical damage from items stack?

Does Rikimaru's passive Backstab stack with critical damage? Is there a chance that my damage will be equal to this Normal attack + backstab + critical damage
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Does that Critical Damage you get from items, passive skills or DD also increase your lifesteal?

For example my hero currently does a 15% lifesteal from it's basic attack of 50. When it trigger a critical strike doubling my damage to 100, does my lifesteal also doubles the amount? Is it the same ...
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Do mega creeps give less experience?

I know that when the creeps are mega they only give half the normal amount of gold. Is there a difference in the amount of experience gained by killing a normal creep vs a mega creep?
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How to change display brightness in Dota 2: Reborn?

So Dota 2: Reborn was rolled out just now. But I don't seem to find a brightness slider. It's very dark, especially on an IPS panel. Very hard to play. Is there a console command which can change ...
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Do chat wheel messages and map pings still appear from muted players?

Sadly, sometimes I have to mute and report players who are being abusive. I know that muting a player stops me from seeing chat messages and voice from them but does it also stop me from seeing their ...
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How does Terrorblade's Sunder ability work?

How does exactly Terrorblade's Sunder ability works? To be precise I would like to know what will happen if Terrorblade has X% of its health and enemy hero has Y% and Terrorblade casts his ability on ...
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Overcoming a ceiling in skill level

I've logged a little bit over 700 hours in Dota 2. Mostly playing with friends. I started out with watching videos from Purge and other and this really helped me improve. I also follow the streams ...
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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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How does Veil of Discord damage amplification works?

How does it works? A: Removing a hero's inate 25% magic resistance, leaving them with 0% magic reduction. B: Amplifying the spell damage by 25%, i.e. 100 damage spell now does 125 damage, then it is ...
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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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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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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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Does the enemy get experience when Enigma creates Eidelons from his own team's creep?

And if so, how much - it is a normal deny or a complete, zero-experience-to the-enemy deny?
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Does the damage from Ursa's fury swipes cleave?

If I get a battlefury on Ursa, will the damage from fury swipes cleave?
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How can I shift queue commands to a group of meepos?

Being used to microing, I'm learning to play Meepo. However, I've encountered some difficulties when it came to queue commands. How do I shift-queue commands to a group of meepos? Quick example : ...
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How can I pull a player's match data in Dota 2?

I'm trying to compute somewhat advanced stats for my own match history (or, potentially any player's history), that would be include more than the regular information one can find on Dotabuff. I ...
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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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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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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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How to test mechanics

How can I test certain mechanics (for example whether Manta Style gets you out of Treant Protector's ultimate). Currently what I do is host a game, get a friend to play the other side, set to ...
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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 it possible to increase the console font size?

Is there any way to increase the console's font size? My resolution is 1920x1080 so the font size is very small.
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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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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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Does critical strike multiply the damage from items or only base damage?

Does a critical strike multiply the whole player damage (including +damage from items) or only the base damage from stats ? e.g. My hero has a base damage of 100 and a monkey king bar that gives +88 ...
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Does Skywrath Mage Ulti stack?

Skywrath Mage has a heavy damage ultimate, and after reaching level 16 its damage is further increased to 1400. If Aganhim's Scepter is purchased for him, his ultimate's cooldown reduces to 0. With ...
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Can't view played game list from my dota profile

When viewing my profile (or other's profiles) there's usually a button/link just above the commendations section that takes you to a list of all your games. I know longer have that button. Is that ...
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Chronosphere interaction with slows and stuns

Back in DotA 1, if Darkterror caught an unit affected by a slow/stun in Chronosphere, the slow/stun timer would pause, meaning the hero would be stunned/slowed for the remaining of its duration after ...
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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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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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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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Is there “optimized” screen aspect ratio in Dota 2?

In StarCraft 2 the aspect ratio of 16:9 gives a noticeable advantage over 16:10 because the visibility is always 'fixed' between the top and bottom frame of the screen. Therefore the wider the screen ...
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Item build not saving in DotA 2

I edit my custom item build/abilities for Riki, and it is marked as "saved", but in-game the standard item build appears. What's the problem?
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Difference between “Riki's Sange and Yasha” and “Sange and Yasha” cosmetics

On the Dota 2 market, I see the cosmetic items "Sange and Yasha" and "Riki's Sange and Yasha". What is the difference between these two items?
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How to work with assisted directed camera?

I've been watching a lot of tournament games lately, and I'm especially impressed with the camera work by Weppas. I heard somewhere that you can use the built in function of directed camera to ...
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I can see enemy wards disintegrate when they timeout, is that a bug? [closed]

When an enemy ward disintegrates, I can see the "Carcass" of the ward disintegrating. Is this a bug or a feature? Doesn't matter a lot, but I guess it may help deward future wards.
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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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Is Riki viable in competitive play?

I havent seen Riki in team battles (Captain mode). Is it possible to play it in the top teams?