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 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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Backup Dota 2 Workshop DLC

I want to share the Dota 2 Workshop DLC (5.7 gb not the alpha) files to another PC but the "Backup and Restore" functionality does not include it. I know for a fact that all the files are included in ...
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How to stack ancient creeps in Dota2

I know you can stack regular creeps by getting them from their camp before next minute, so that if they are not in camp for example between 9:59 - 10:00 new creepts will spawn there. However this ...
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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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How long does it take to create a team in Dota 2

I recently tried to create a team in dota 2, uploaded all banners and stuff from omij's guide, but I got nothing after a modal came up daying Creating Team with an OK button which I clicked. I'm not ...
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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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Do I need Dota 2 to redeem the free item I got?

I bought a mouse that comes with the Kantusa Sword, but I don't play Dota 2. Is it possible for me to redeem the item even if I don't install Dota 2? I was hoping to sell it in the steam marketplace ...
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Is there any kind of ELO Hell In DOTA 2?

Is there any kind of ELO Hell In DOTA 2? If yes, how to avoid it?
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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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What determines my respawn time?

As the match goes on, I notice the respawn time increases significantly. Why is that? Is it number of deaths, length of the match, character level, or something else entirely?
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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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What orb effects can be stacked in Dota and Dota 2

I was wondering what orb effects can be stacked in Dota and Dota 2. Why eye of Skadi and helm of dominator orbs effect can be stacked?
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How to protect my carry?

When I play support for a band of friends whose MMR is dramatically above mine (Difference of 2000), I never seem to be able to care for my carry well, as our lane mostly ends up lost, with myself ...
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How do you counter Bristleback?

Last night, me (naix) and my friend (Phantom Assassin) were against Bristleback on the bottom lane. We tried to take him down multiple times, but every single time we ended up with either me or PA ...
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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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Lag spikes every ten seconds on new laptop

I've been playing DOTA 2 on a lenovo laptop perfectly for some time on very low graphics. I just recently acquired an asus laptop with all-around better specs and it plays DOTA at a much higher ...
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Dota 2 connection problem

I'm having trouble connecting to online games. What keeps happening is its finds a game and lets me go to the loading the disconnects me, it then lets me try and reconnect but it then just disconnects ...
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How to color names?

How can I recolor my name in DotA2? For example: The radiant team has coloring in their names. Outside of the game their names appear like this: <font color="#cc... the rest of the name is cut ...
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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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Can the Dota 2 hotkey labels be hidden?

I just bought myself a Razer Tartarus, and i've mapped it up to what seems most sensible for dota and then arranged dota's hotkeys as appropriate. Now I just need to train my muscle memory from the ...
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downloading restarts every time after restarting steam

Please help me solve this. I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. I live in India. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, ...
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How to ban/report offensive players in Dota2?

Playing Dota2 on low skill level I often face offensive comments and would like to do something with it. So I have few questions: On gamepedia it is written that I can "give a negative feedback to ...
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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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How do I Jungle with Nature's Prophet?

I have not been playing DOTA 2 for that long, and have only really been laning and playing standard. But I would love to start to jungle - the only problem is, I am not sure how to do this in a proper ...
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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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Dota 2 lag spike every 10 seconds

I get lag spikes every 10 seconds of playing the game and there are disconnection warning notices in the top right side, this keeps happening until the game ends. I tried to ping google while playing ...
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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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How do I counter Phantom Lancer?

I am tired of losing every game to Phantom Lancer in Dota 2. What are some hard counters to beat him? I have tried Legion Commander, but late game her Q has no relevance and it seems like the only ...
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Muted 39110 hours

I got muted for 39110 hours, what can I do to undo this? I don't want to lose my account I restarted my pc because I thought it was a bug, but that didn't fix it.
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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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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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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 might I successfully solo gank at level 1 with Phantom Assassin?

I'm interested in solo ganking at level 1 with Phantom Assassin, at the very beginning of the match. Is it possible to do so reliably? What would be the best starting items and ability choice to ...
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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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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...