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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Dota 2 6.85 lag spikes

I've been having a problem in which Dota 2 will freeze for a second once every 10-15 seconds. I've looked over the other posts with similar problems but I think my problem is something else. I know ...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

Something like 95% of professional DotA 2 games end with a concession, whereas I have personally never seen a professional LoL team concede even once, no matter how hopeless the game (though I hear it ...
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DotA 2 Barracks, Which is better to focus and why?

When attacking the barracks on DotA2, which is the better to focus/destroy first, Melee or Ranged, and why? I ask as during games I get conflicting views with people I am playing with.
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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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mapo binding broken during nomal / rank games

been playing meepo for quite sometime now and its annoying that after the update . when i play normal or rank games my bindings wont work. but during practice / lobby game it works fine. can ...
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How to find which graphics API Dota 2 is running on in game?

I mean all those launch options like -dx9 -dx11 -vulkan -gl seemed the same, does the console provide any information about which graphics API the game is currently running?
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Can I make my HUD take up less space?

The HUD takes up too much space and, as a result, the game looks like it's running 640x480 because of the huge default HUD while it's actually running at 1080p. Is there a way to make the HUD smaller?
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Are the live games casted in real time or is there a 2 min delay? [closed]

I was watching EG vs VG and one of the casters were saying that the crowd mad it obvious when one of the teams were Roshing. I think that means that the casting was realtime on the screens and also ...
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How can I add multiple items to the Quick Buy menu?

For example; I want to have Phase Boots + Bracers in the quick buy menu, but when I add bracers, the phase boots disappear.
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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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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 to deal with an offlane Darkseer early game?

My teammate and I were playing Lina (support) and Phantom Assassin together recently, facing a solo Darkseer in his offlane. This is around 3k MMR, so nothing too fancy. We handled it decently, but ...
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Which camps are possible to pull now in dota 2?

Does anyone know which neutral camps are possible to pull lane creeps into? I know that bottom-most radiant camp and I think one of the top dire camps. Are there any others? Also, can you chain the ...
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Is the DotA Mod receiving the same patches as DotA 2?

So Icefrog is working for Valve and releasing patches for DotA 2 which do not only include balance patches, but also more significant ones like the recent changes on the map. Is the Warcraft 3 map ...
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Dota 2 Green Line for Obs and skill or Yellow Line for spawn box not showing

Is there anyway to revert the settings? Idk what I do that I never have those Line showing. But as I saw others play or screenshot they have one. Like this one for obs: Or this one for spawn box: ...
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Check death summary after a hero dies in a replay

So I'm watching a replay in Dota 2. Imagine a situation a Beastmaster is killed. I want to know who did how much damage to Beastmaster to kill him. How do I check this?
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Blademail damage return type

What is the damage return type of blademail? Does it matches the type of the damage source or has a fixed damage type(chaos,hero, magical or pure)?
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About rune/neutral creep/roshan spawn time

How long does it take to spawn a rune/any neutral creeps/roshan? Does the spawn timer start after a rune has been taken/any neutral creeps have been slained/roshan has been slained or immediately ...
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To Town Portal or Not to Town Portal?

In DOTA 2, I find it important to be in my lane to get as much XP as I can in the begining of the game. But it happens, that I get ganked early on now and then. Often due to no warning from the other ...
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Does Windrunners combo of windrun+bkb make her invulnerable?

Does Windrunner's Windrun + BKB (Black King Bar) make her invulnerable ? If so, then what should be the order: BKB and Windrun (my guess) Windrun and BKB
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How to level up faster in Dota 2 Compendium 2016 without compendium abuse?

This time value has given so many new things in Compendium 2016 of dota and everyone is buying the battle pass and levelling up by doing task but its really hard to achieve level 100+ without buying ...
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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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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 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 Compendium 2016 battle pass: Items are marketable?

As you can see there is new battle pass Compendium 2016 for Dota 2 in market with so many new immortals and items. I have read full battle page but did not get that items from compendium is trade-able/...
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Saving private lobby replays in Dota 2

Before the latest patch, I would play custom lobby games with bots and cheats enabled in order to do something specific, finish the match quickly and be able to analyze the replay afterwards. ...
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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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Playing Riki: how to counter a Spirit Breaker with dust?

Last game I played Riki for the first time (yeah, I know! :D). The opposing team had a smart Spirit Breaker who knew how to counter me: charge with dust in his pocket. Due to his superior movement ...
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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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What is the difference between Support and Lane Support?

When I read the role descriptions here, http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Role, it seems unclear to me as to what the difference is between a Lane Support and Support. Support "Can focus less on ...
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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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Dota2: Cancelled clarity potion after Nyx Spiked Carapace

As the title suggest, I'm wondering how the mechanics of Nyx's ability Spike Carapace work with regards to damage block. I saw a video recently where the Nyx had an active clarity on himself, was ...
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How to install dota2 into another pc? [duplicate]

I copied all dota 2 folders and files from my friend's pc because I have a poor internet connection and I can't download 7 GBs. I copied the whole files to the common folder in steamapps. It didn't ...
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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 prophet)...
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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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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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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 ...