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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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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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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Mask of madness for Juggernaut

I've recently watched sevaral pub games and notices that juggernaut almost always got mask of madness one of the first. I wonder why is that? Was there any kind of patch for him and this item is now ...
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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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How the Arcane Boots + Soul Ring trick works?

I've been playing Techies quite a bit, and in all the video guides I see on YT I see them doing this trick with the Arcane Boots and the Soul Ring that's never fully explained. It looks like they're ...
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What debuffs and disables are removed by Legion Commander's “Press The Attack”?

The text of Press The Attack states that it removes "debuffs and disables", but it doesn't seem to work on all of them. Is this a bug, or is there a list of debuffs and disables that aren't affected ...
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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 ...
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What passives abilities does Doom disable?

It is said in the description of Doom that "Unlike other silences, Doom prevents the target from using items and disables some passive abilities." I know it disables feast from lifestealer however I ...
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What's the best way to attack heroes/creeps in Dota 2?

What's the best way to attack : Right click (attack) > walk a few steps in the direction your target is moving > right click (attack) again Just right click (attack) the target? I See people do ...
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Disable Click to Use Abilities (Hotkeys only)

Is there a way to disable clicking to activate abilities? I'm asking because I had a near loss the other night by accidentally "regular" clicking Tidehunter's ult when I meant to alt-click it. Is ...
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How can I escape Bloodseeker's Rupture?

I would like to ask this question as I've been suffering quite badly from Bloodseeker's ultimate, Rupture recently. So I would like to ask, what is considered "movement" in Dota 2? So far, I know ...
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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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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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In-game ping went up after upgrading internet speed

I have a problem with my online In-game ping. I had an ISP that gave me 3 Mbits/s and my ping was about 80 ms, then I changed my ISP and got more speed (5Mbit/s) but that made my ping went up, now I'm ...
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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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Dota 2 Team Ranked Match Making Ranking (MMR) spread

I know that the highest gap that allows us to play in team in ranked mode is 2000. I was wondering if it is the solo MMR or the party MMR which counts. Is it any one of them or just the party MMR? ...
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How can I be more comfortable being squishy?

I've been playing DOTA and DOTA 2 for years now, but I've always had a problem: I suck with squishy heroes. Really, as soon as a hero is even a little bit squishy, I get under-leveled quickly and die ...
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Can you turn off denying?

In the original dota there was many game modes that could be activated using commands at the start of the game. Among these I remember one that basically made it so you either couldn't deny, or so ...
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How does Lifestealer's Feast work?

How does this passive work? It says: " Regenerates a portion of the attacked enemy's current HP and deals the same portion of damage per attack. " Life Leech: 4%/5%/6%/7% So does that mean ...
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Spectre Dispersion and Damage Type

So spectre's dispersion reduces all incoming damage by 22%... Now I'm wondering, does it work for all types of incoming damage, including pure damage, magical damage, physical damage, HP removal...?
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Who can move faster than max move speed?

In DOTA2, 522 is considered the movespeed cap. Most abilities that grant maximum movespeed increase your movespeed to 522. There are also cumulative effects that when applied together will increase ...
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How exactly does Weaver's Geminate Attack work?

What is the time between basic attack and geminate attack? Does it depends on attack speed? Does time between two basic attacks depends on whether geminate attack is done between them? Also, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...