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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What hero abilities can kill illusion heroes instantly (or close to instakilling)?

My question is similar to this one, except that I'm looking for heroes with skills that can kill illusions easily without physical/AoE damage. I played a game where opposite team had both Naga Siren ...
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Bristleback interaction with abilities and effects that doesn't have explicit direction

How does Bristleback (ability) of Bristleback (hero) interacts with such damage sources: Cleave damage from attacks Damage-over-time (Venomancer's poison string, Viper's Corrosive Armor, Jakiro's ...
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Overcoming a ceiling in skill level

I've logged a little bit over 700 hours in Dota 2. Mostly playing with friends. I started out with watching videos from Purge and other and this really helped me improve. I also follow the streams ...
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What is the best Dota 2 Beginner Hero? [on hold]

So i'm new to Dota 2 and im always being yelled at for doing the wrong things even when i join a bot match D: I was wandering what the easiest hero to master as a beginner is?
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Cycling through attack modifiers in Dota 2

I understand that attack modifiers do not stack with each other. And I also want to know how multiple picking up more than one attack modifier changes behaviour in Dota 2. In HoN, you can cycle ...
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Does extra damage chance improve Lifesteal output?

Does extra damage from chance based abilities (e.g. Sniper's Headshot, Slardar's Bash) give Lifesteal if you have respective item or is Lifesteal calculated only from raw damage? Does the same apply ...
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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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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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When can you Roshan solo? [duplicate]

I hope this is not too complex a question and is simple as in: is there a statistical point, like damage taken vs given, when someone can take Roshan? I understand this gets complicated by other ...
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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 can you train for blind hooks with Pudge

I have witnessed a few games where a Pudge would manage to hit a non negligible numbers of blind hooks. At first I thought it was a bit of luck but then I noticed some players are quite good at blind ...
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What can cause an abandon?

After playing a couple of games yesterday, my abandon rate went from 0% to 1%. Yet I didn't abandon/rage/disconnect any game. And haven't done so in any of my games. I did have a game that aborted ...
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Can I have both a main account and a “smurf” account linked to my Steam account? [closed]

In League of Legends, some players make "smurf" accounts, which are typically lower-levelled or lower-ranked accounts to play on instead of a main account. Is there a good reason for creating a smurf ...
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Where are the magic bushes? [duplicate]

In both jungles I heard there are special places between the trees that you can put your ward in order to block the neutral camps, and the ward is placed in a place where is difficult to access ...
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Is possible to change the UI and icons like they were before the last patch?

It's possible to use the user-interface and the icons that I was used to. Or do I need to wait until Valve implements the new customization tool?
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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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Is there a way to use an upgraded animation for a hero without buying it?

I saw Drow Ranger's upgraded animation, which I really liked. Can I get the animation in ways like gifting or earning by playing or something rather than buying it?
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What does fully modded mean in terms of Dota 2 Items?

Can someone explain me what it means if an Item is fully modified in Dota 2 ? Like Odachi full mod for example.
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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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Do neutrals spawn in 1v1 Mid Mode

Talking about the matchmaking 1v1 mode that was implemented: Do neutrals spawn in that mode? I could not test it for now.
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Where do the DotA All Stars and DOTA2 announcer voices come from? (Ownage, Unstoppable, etc.)

This is a question that has been bothering me since forever. I have tried to find the answer to no avail. Back in the DotA days, and now DOTA2, I've heard those (hilarious) voices. I have read in ...
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Setting Lineups for The International 4 Fantasy Leagues

This is my first day playing and am a bit confused. For example, if looked at my lineup yesterday I would have probably started Puppey because of the "Scheduled" label, even though I didn't expect his ...
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Can't view played game list from my dota profile

When viewing my profile (or other's profiles) there's usually a button/link just above the commendations section that takes you to a list of all your games. I know longer have that button. Is that ...
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Default Dota 2 config.cfg file?

Where can I find the default Dota 2 config.cfg file? Also, is my current config.cfg file identical to the default one when I first installed the game, or is it changed based on what settings I've ...
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Can I watch a DotA 2 replay “as a broadcaster”?

I'd like to be able to watch a replay as a broadcaster, allowing me draw on the screen (not just the minimap) as casters do. Is there a way to do this, or can you only do this in a live game where ...
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What is Compendium?

What is the Compendium? What benefits are given if players purchase a Compendium? Is it some kind of subscription or a one time only buy? Does it provides huge benefits in comparison with players ...
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How to mute chat from enemies

Is it possible to mute general chat in Dota 2 so that you won't see messages from enemies but keep chat from allies enabled?
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Does Dota 2 have needs to level summoner as in League of Legends?

In League of Legends players need to level up their summoner to level 30. As summoner level increases, players will unlock summoner spells, runes, and masteries. Is there a similar system in DOTA 2? ...
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How do you counter Tiny?

I have been in two games now — one with Tiny on my team and one on the opposing team — where he has taken over the game. In both games, he was the sole person in the middle lane and proceeded to gank ...
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What are some AOE/multi-unit damage items in dota 2?

We recently had a game were a PL settled on that hero at the last moment, and our team has no heroes with AOE abilities. Pick strategies aside, what are some items we could have gotten to do AOE ...
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Do multikills give money

As far as I know several kills in a row (killing spree, dominating etc) gives only higher bounties for the hero who did it but I was wonder do several quick kills (double/triple kill, ultra kill or ...
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When should I choose Daedalus over Butterfly (or vice versa) when playing as Sniper?

I am playing Sniper with: Mask of Madness Shadow Blade Manta Style Which grants me a kill in the midgame. As I scale into the lategame, I go for Eye of Skadi since it gives me everything, in ...
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How to defend Axe + Visage + Lich Trilane

How can you defend against this trilane? The Axe creep skipped, Lich giving frost armor and they pretty much wrecked us. In a more general sense, what is the best way to counter Axe creep skipping ?
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How does Batrider's tether-break and napalm work WRT his firefly ability?

Two questions in one here guys, let me know if better to split them out: If Batrider has ult'd someone and lasso'd them, under what circumstances does the lasso break? I ask as on various occasions ...
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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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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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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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How do dota 2 bots pick their heroes?

Since the game is in beta phase and I'm a total noob at the game I find it natural to play with bots. My bot match consists of 3 hard bots on my team and 4 easy bots on the opposite team, plus me of ...
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Does the damage from Ursa's fury swipes cleave?

If I get a battlefury on Ursa, will the damage from fury swipes cleave?
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Does using a non-tradable tool on an item make it also non-tradable in Dota 2?

I have a non-tradable Artificer's Chisel that I got in one of those level present. I want to use it on an Immortal item that I have. However I'm not sure if it will make the Immortal item non-tradable ...
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Does Sven's ult stack with double damage?

Does Sven's ult stack with double damage? If it does, does the order of activating ult and double damage make any difference?
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Is collision-ignorance symmetric?

If I'm playing Spectre, Centaur Warrunner, or various other heroes, I can ignore collision on all units, so if I right-click on the other side of a unit then I'll just breeze through to the other ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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Crit damage in dota 2?

If I am playing with Bounty Hunter or PA and I have bought a Crystalis, for example, will the damage will be better or worse because it is lower than the one of the skills of the hero?
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How do I jungle with Ursa?

I asked a similar question some time back, about how to Jungle with Natures Prophet, which turned out great. But I recently started to jungle with Ursa, as I read that he becomes very powerful later ...
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How to set custom status inside dota2 (Which shows in the friends' section)

I have seen one of my friends with a custom status in the area (it switches from "Main Menu" to "Looking to play" every few seconds). How to do this? (I dont care about the switching part much, just ...
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Can people see if they are affected by negative aura from invisible enemies?

For example, if a bounty hunter carrying an assault cuirass turns invisible and roams near an enemy hero, will the enemy hero see the assault cuirass debuff in their buff section (just above the HP ...
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How can I set Brewmaster's Pandarens to permanent control groups?

How can I set Brewmaster's Pandarens to the same control groups permanently, so that I don't need to manually set them (i.e. ctrl+1, ctrl+2 etc) each time I use his ult? Ideally I'd like Earth set to ...
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Is Riki viable in competitive play?

I havent seen Riki in team battles (Captain mode). Is it possible to play it in the top teams?
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Does leaving a bot game count as an abandon?

I'm unable to access my computer and test this myself now. If I start a dota game up and it's a bot game, are there abandons? If I leave will I receive an abandon?