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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Error in offline console game - Captain's Mode

I used the following commands for starting a captain's mode game : sv_lan 1 sv_cheats 1 dota_force_gamemode 2 map dota I usually play all pick games with my friends, but in Captains mode, there are ...
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How does gaining Hero Experience work?

Could you explain in detail when my hero does and does not get experience? killing I assume I get experience for everything I kill with my bare hands. Including global skills (like natures ...
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How do I get last hits when laning against two ranged heroes?

One of the main times I struggle in Dota is when I am laning as a melee hero against ranged ones. Whenever I go forward to last hit they harass me a lot, and I lose a lot of health. Is there a good ...
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How to view teammates' profiles before game starts?

I played a game yesterday where someone was helping decide picks by looking at our profiles. For example, someone had a 0.05 versatility and so he asked the guy "so who's the one hero you play?" and ...
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How to split/share teleportation portal scroll in DotA 2?

I've been playing DotA for years now but recently I got in an interesting situation and figured out that I don't know how to share TP scrolls. You can of course buy in stash and drop from there, buy ...
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Script doesn't work with shift

I have script and its works fine,but not proper. So this is source of script: alias "combo1" "dota_item_execute 1; dota_item_quick_cast 2; dota_ability_execute 1; dota_ability_quickcast 0" alias ...
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How to drop items and cancel selected item via bindings

I want to now, if possible to do this : Drop items from inventory via binded hotkey Bind hotkey to cancel selected item(see pic).
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How do I move the mini map to the right side?

Title says it all. I am a League veteran player, and the map is on the right. Making it left when i play dota and right when playing LoL will make it hard for me to follow up on the map
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Downloading restarts every time after restarting Steam

I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, when I restarted my PC, the progress has jumped ...
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How to enable wagering/prediction in dota 2?

I can't predict or wager in Dota 2. How to enable wagering? So I can predict and win wagering points.
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Dota 2 Reborn: Console command for Captain's Mode

The console command dota_force_gamemode 2 used to work for playing Dota 2 in Captain's Mode, but in Dota 2 Reborn the same fails and the game runs in the default mode (All Pick). Has the command ...
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What items provide quick heals in dota 2?

I'm quite a beginner in dota 2, have gotten used to the game and I understand some basics of healing,I used to buy a bottle in every game because I always run out of mana/health or both very quickly ...
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Dota 2 Upgrading Items using the Courier

I'm new to Dota 2, but I was wondering what happens when you buy an item upgrade using the courier while you have the "ingredients" for the upgrade on your hero. So lets say I have Gauntlets of ...
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How to script autobuy of specific items

i was told / i read that it was possible to buy from shop via hotkeys. (not quickbuy) i tried to build a script: bind KP_8 shop_nav_to_search //with the shop open, makes the search box active ...
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Ubuntu Linux - Dota 2 - Graphics card doesn't support OpenGL 3.1

So I spent like FOREVER downloading Dota 2, only to find that when I launch it it requires OpenGL 3.1, which my graphics card (Intel integrated graphics) doesn't support. Can I make it use a previous ...
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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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Early disconnect from all 5 team members (before first blood / 5 minutes)

I have some questions regarding the abandon system in Dota 2: scenario: A player disconnects (not abandons!) the game before first blood / 5 minutes, then all his team members disconnect shortly ...
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DOTA 2: Minimap crosses to another shape

I found this youtube video where the crosses are changed to daggers: "DOTA2 - Minimap enemy icon X mod to Cross sword" (I'm not interested in the other mods presented in the video). However there ...
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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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Diffusal Blade Slow Percentage

I'm curious on how diffusal blade slows. The description doesn't give any real details and simply says something along the lines of "Slows enemy unit". Anyone know how much movement speed reduction ...
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What heroes can easily counter BristleBack?

I am really tired of losing to BristleBack every time. This hero is really very tank and if he survives long enough in a gank, he call kill every one alone. Even when i spectate a few international ...
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No items in my loadout

I have received some items after finishing the game. I got dazzle,beastmaster and kunkka cosmetics but I checked my loadout,and they aren't there.Is it a Bug?
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What does “pa more” means in dota2 chatting

These days I hear this from alot of people while they're losing. I initially thought, it's a sarcastic comment to tell someone to play phantom assassin, to showcase their new sets or pick pa even when ...
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How to spectate an arcade game in dota 2?

I always wanted to spectate an arcade game played by my friend in dota 2. Its simple to spectate normal games, but when the same method is applied to spec an arcade game its gives an error. Arcade ...
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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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What mechanic prevents Desolator and Mask of Madness from stacking?

One person from the other team (hero-sniper) was having a bad game. After about 30-40 minutes, someone noticed his build; it was Desolator and Mask of Madness. My friends started to laugh at him and ...
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Aether lens for Blink dagger

Does the item Aether Lens have any effect on the range of Blink Dagger or Force Staff? The default range for Blink Dagger is 1200, so does Aether Lens increase that to 1400?
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How can I boost my Solo MMR in Dota 2?

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while now. I started my account with 700 MMR on solo and managed to reach 2.7k in the first 3 months. Nevertheless, a year has passed since then and I'm stuck on 2.7k. ...
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Unable to unwrap present

Long long ago, I received a present from Dota. These presents were given every 5 levels I believed, and contained a handful of items (some skins, tools etc). Some time ago, Dota changed its leveling ...
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What are support duties in LoL compared to DotA?

I'm quite new to LoL still, but I've played DotA/DOTA2 for long time before. When you play support in DotA there were quite a lot of things you could/should do to help out your carry(or team in ...
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dota 2 - how do you see emoticons collection

Basically... what title says. I got an emoticons pack. Opened it so now I should have them. The thing is... where do I see them?
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Why aren't there any hero affinities in Dota2? [closed]

In the attempt to elaborate this question: Why aren't poison-based heroes (e.g. Viper, Venomancer, Shadow Demon) immune from poison? Why does Zeus get equally damaged by lightning blasts from ...
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Can I trigger a combo or a queuing action in Dota 2?

I want to use some spells and items each one right after the other, or set a trigger as a combo in Dota 2. I read a statement somewhere about holding Shift, I tried using it to trigger a combo but I ...
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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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Is there any console command that grants invincibility on a target?

I want to practice a combo skill on a hero. Is there any cheat that makes the target immortal? I just want to be able to cast my skills on him, then refresh; over and over until I can do it properly.
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How to play against Bloodseeker in 6.84c?

In the current patch (6.84c) Bloodseeker is getting picked in 26% of the matches. In the matches I had he seems to be pretty damn overpowered, just running around with haste-rune speed and ...
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Is there a way to actually watch a live game in the new Dota 2?

In the new Dota 2, I cannot seem to be able to watch a live game. When you go to the watch TAB, you can click on a game and then click one of two buttons next to it. "Full Screen" and the other one. ...
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Why are mid wards effective?

On this match between Miracle and w33, Miracle (on the dire side) placed his wards on his side of the mid, center atop the ledge. (2:02 minutes into the vid) I noticed other high level mid players do ...
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Is there a shortcut to switch between sentry and observer ward when quickcasting?

Since 6.84 Observer wards and Sentry wards stack in the inventory. To switch between them you have to double-click the inventory slot. Is there a shortcut to switch between the active ward without ...
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How do you make custom item/skill builds in Dota 2 Reborn?

The title pretty much says it all. In the previous client, I was able to make custom item/skill builds for my heroes and save them to load in games. How can I do this in reborn? Also is there ...
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How do I see my dota 2 MMR?

Is there a way to see my MMR? The simpler, the better.
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Creating Builds in Dota 2

Can you still make custom hero builds in dota 2? Ever since the reborn update, I havent found a way to do so... is it simply in another place that I havent looked yet? Any Ideas?
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Multi-kills in Dota2

There appear to be some names for in-game multi kills. "Double Kill" and "Triple Kill" are self explanatory. Can somebody explain what are the numbers behind others, namely: "Ultra Kill" and ...
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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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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 does an Illusion interact with splash damage in regards to it's “x% Damage Taken” modifier?

Considering the following scenario: The attacking hero has either Cleave (if melee) or Splash (if ranged). The target of the attack is a hero surrounded by illusions who have a "300% damage ...
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Why no-one MoM+Battlefury Spectre?

Spectre has low damage, low mobility (the first skill can't really be popped just for movement) and low attack speed during laning phase, and normally people would be ganking spectre all the time to ...
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Dota 2 Wiki Character Responses [closed]

http://dota2.gamepedia.com has some really nice pages that give you all or most of the hero responses that you may be able to hear in a game. That's really cool. Here's the issue, I have no idea what ...
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Can't buy anything from Store or Global Items because of strange bug

Whenever I try to buy something my cursor changes from the styled one in Dota 2 to the normal one from Windows and if I move it around I see it change to select text, so CTRL + A gives this output. ...
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How do I launch Dota 2 straight into Reborn using a shortcut?

I made a shortcut on the desktop to open Dota: steam://rungameid/570 I found the GameIDs for the betas as follows: 571, 572, 573 and tried them in the launch shortcut but they do not work. How do ...