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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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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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 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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How to use Dota 2 courier? [duplicate]

I am searching the internet for hours but I can't find a step by step guide on how to use the dota 2 courier. All guides begin without showing its usage for a newcomer to the game. Any ideas or links? ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use courier to refill bottle/ bottle crow

I have seen people using the courier to replenish their bottle without having to leave their lane, how do I do this?
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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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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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What Dota 2 heroes are like LoL's Master Yi or Teemo?

I am starting to play Dota 2, and I play a lot of League. Which Dota 2 character is similar to either Master Yi or Teemo?
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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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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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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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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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Why Slardar's Amplify and Gondar's Track doesnt stack?

I was playing slardar yesterday with gondar in my team. when i amplified a tracked hero the track buff dispelled. Why?
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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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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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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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Proper Trilane setup

After finally getting 4 friends on my team, we decided to go try those trilane setup commonly seen on tournament matches. After 3 consecutive loss using that setup, makes us wonder what is it that we ...
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Hero that can solo Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa

Aside from Ursa, is there any hero that can solo Roshan at an early level, like level 6 or at least below level 10?
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Does Negative Buffs gets paused when a hero is under Song of the Siren?

Naga Siren's ultimate Song of the Siren turns all enemies within range invulnerable while asleep. Does this mean that enemy heroes under negative buffs spells will have the HP removal/damage they're ...
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Swap or hook an ally being lassoed by Batrider

Can I save my ally being dragged away by Batrider's lasso by hooking or swapping?
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Why Huskar isn't popular in the competitive scene?

This hero along with Drow Ranger is very popular and strong in public matches. How come this hero isn't being picked or even banned in tournament matches?
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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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Can Decrepefied heroes be attacked?

Can decrepefied heroes be attacked by Frost arrows, Glaves of Wisdom or other toggle based skills with pure damage?
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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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Does Balanar (Nightstalker) also benefit from Luna's Eclipse?

Whenever Luna use her ultimate Eclipse, it turns night into day for a few seconds. Does Balanar(Nightstalker) benefit from this? Or it's simply just an animation effects from Luna's spell.
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How to delete old DotA 2 item builds created before the guide system?

With the patch from 20 February the new guide system is online which provides skill builds and item builds. I have been using the online tool to create those builds, but my old itembuilds saved in ...
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Will a hero take damage from rupture if he was hooked by pudge?

I've seen some matches where a hero under the effect of rupture take damages when pushed by force staff. Will it also take damage when the hero is hooked by pudge?
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How do I view my profile?

To view someone else's profile, I can click them and select "View Dota 2 Profile". My own profile doesn't show up in my friend's list though so I can't find a way to view it. I've tried clicking my ...
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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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Why would I want to turn off the Ring of Basilius?

The active ability of the ring is Toggle controls only whether armor bonus applies to non-Hero units. I tried turning it off and on, but it did not affect its effect on my hero. Is there a ...
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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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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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Can I choose how many bots are on each team in DotA 2?

The only way I know to play with bots is to check the "Fill empty slots with bots", or use the new "Practice Match vs Bots" option. Can I play a game with say only 1 bot on my team, versus only 3 ...
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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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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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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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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 to leave/disband my team?

I created a team just to see how it worked. Now I'd like to disband it and join someone else's team, but I can't seem to find any option on the team page (open profile -> click team name at the top). ...
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How can you duo Roshan at level 1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of a team setup is required to kill Roshan before the match begins? A friend and myself recently nailed down how to duo Roshan at level 1 using Ursa (with fury ...
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Dota 2 trading terms

I have perused some dota 2 trading forums. Certain items/terms are appearing often, but I'm just not sure what the jargon means. The terms - Hook - TB - Old Key They are what I am unsure ...
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Dota 2: increase Viewport size

Is there a way to increase the viewport using configs or video.txt? It seems that the viewport depends on monitor resolution, but I heard that resolution does not matter and everyone has the same ...
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Where does a new DotA 2 player start?

I recently received DotA 2 as a gift from a friend. It was very generous of him, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. It seems like it is even harder than Team Fortress 2 (which is actually ...
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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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Are there any spells that can stop Juggernaut while spinning?

Are there any spells that will cause Yurnero's (Juggernaut) Blade Fury to stop?
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How to counter wards placed at creep camps?

I played a game where the enemy placed wards at creep camp. It really messed up the game as I can't pull the creep close to the outer towers. If I pull the creep from camp closer to the inner tower, ...