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Why Slardar's Amplify and Gondar's Track doesnt stack?

I was playing slardar yesterday with gondar in my team. when i amplified a tracked hero the track buff dispelled. Why?
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What are the exact mechanics for Bane's nightmare skill?

Bane's nightmare skill can work on both allies and enemies, and is transferred when the sleeping target is attacked, but what are the conditions for doing so? Does the attack have to be a targeted ...
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Do Ethreal units take damage from Cleave?

I just died few minutes back by magnataur though i used ghost scepter in time. Why is that so ?
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Why are characters banned in tournament play for DotA-likes?

Why are characters banned from DotA-likes in tournament play during selection? Are there characters that are actually imbalanced; why not just balance them? If it's just for the sake of another ...
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Does Negative Buffs gets paused when a hero is under Song of the Siren?

Naga Siren's ultimate Song of the Siren turns all enemies within range invulnerable while asleep. Does this mean that enemy heroes under negative buffs spells will have the HP removal/damage they're ...
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What version of DotA where there is a secret quest/mission?

There was a version of DotA where you collect some sort of icefrogs with letters or something then after collecting those, you get to fight a hero that some sort of boss since that hero has a huge ...
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Swap or hook an ally being lassoed by Batrider

Can I save my ally being dragged away by Batrider's lasso by hooking or swapping?
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Why can't Kunkka equip a Quelling Blade?

What is the reason behind this? Does giving Kunkka a Quelling Blade makes the game unbalanced? Also, does this same rule carry-over in Dota2?
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Does Balanar (Nightstalker) also benefit from Luna's Eclipse?

Whenever Luna use her ultimate Eclipse, it turns night into day for a few seconds. Does Balanar(Nightstalker) benefit from this? Or it's simply just an animation effects from Luna's spell.
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Can Decrepefied heroes be attacked?

Can decrepefied heroes be attacked by Frost arrows, Glaves of Wisdom or other toggle based skills with pure damage?
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Will a hero take damage from rupture if he was hooked by pudge?

I've seen some matches where a hero under the effect of rupture take damages when pushed by force staff. Will it also take damage when the hero is hooked by pudge?
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Does Blade Mail return Magical damage?

In playdota about Blade Mail, blow sentence is writen: Returns any damage you take (after reductions) to the unit that dealt the damage (you still take the damage as well) But physical or ...
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Are there any spells that can stop Juggernaut while spinning?

Are there any spells that will cause Yurnero's (Juggernaut) Blade Fury to stop?
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How to start playing DotA?

I just read the Valve announcement of DotA 2 and in the meanwhile I would like to try DotA. I have a some questions about it. Where could I buy a digital copy of Warcraft III : Frozen Throne? Is ...
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How to counter wards placed at creep camps?

I played a game where the enemy placed wards at creep camp. It really messed up the game as I can't pull the creep close to the outer towers. If I pull the creep from camp closer to the inner tower, ...
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Does a Negative armor gives you an additional attack damage?

Dazzle(Shadow Priest) and Razor(Lightning Revenant) ultimate are one of the few skills I knew that can render an enemy heroes' armor into a negative value. Supposedly a enemy heroes armor is -10 and ...
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Dota 2 Minimap in DotA

I know there are many mods available to make DotA UI similar to Dota 2. However, I'm in need of a very simple change. I just need the minimap of Dota 2 to be imported into DotA. I'm not interested in ...
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Killing and countering Antimage

Recently, I'm having trouble killing Antimage (Magina). His low-cooldown blink which allow him to get in/out of team fight makes him an annoying hero, also this hard carry hero really get so strong as ...
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Linken Sphere and Razor's Unstable Current

If Razor is wielding a Linken Sphere and a hero caster cast a targeted spell on him, will the caster still receive damage from Unstable Current? Also, if it is the other way around. My hero is the ...
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Does the Orchid's Soul Burn amplifies magic damage?

Does casting magic damaging spells on a unit under Soul Burn of Orchid of Malevolence will add up on the amplified damage on the end of it's duration?
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Are there any heroes skills that can pass through fissure?

Taking blinks aside, are there any heroes skills that can pass through Earthshaker's *road block* from Fissure?
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Does Rikimaru's backstab and critical damage from items stack?

Does Rikimaru's passive Backstab stack with critical damage? Is there a chance that my damage will be equal to this Normal attack + backstab + critical damage
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Hosting dota on garena using hostbot

Can anyone Please guide me on how to host dota on garena using hostbot along with the settings to reduce lag/delay...Is there another way to host?
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Do Double Damage rune stack?

If I was able to bottle a rune of Double Damage at around 1:55 and after I waited in the same rune spot, another Double Damage rune appears and I took it and use also the rune in my bottle, will it ...
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What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and DOTA 2?

Seeing that The International tournament has finished (and therefore DOTA 2 previewed) are any DOTA users able to list the differences/similarities? -- I'm sure Valve wanted to stay true, but have ...
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Is there a way to protect yourself against Naga Siren's ultimate?

Is there a way to prevent your hero from getting asleep from Song of the Siren?
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Is Urn of Shadows affected by Magic Resistance?

It's relevant to Maledict, I need to find out whether the damage from Urn is flat HP loss (true/pure damage or if it's reduced by 25% or more. Thanks. =)
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Which Hero has the largest vision?

In Dota 1&2, Which heros have the largest vision at : Night Day Both Combined
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Do mega creeps give less experience?

I know that when the creeps are mega they only give half the normal amount of gold. Is there a difference in the amount of experience gained by killing a normal creep vs a mega creep?
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What heroes in the current DotA have been present since the old DotA versions? How have they changed? [closed]

Some sites and forums have mentioned old heroes in DotA, but they only mention those who were already removed from the game. What heroes have existed way back when DotA was in the "Warcraft: Reign of ...
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Is there an easier way to view replays?

I am trying to do some replay viewing practices. Unfortunately, the WC3 replay viewing doesn't offer user friendly controls. I was wondering if there is any application or plugin to improve the ...
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Best way to play Defense of the Ancients (Warcraft 3) on a Mac?

I own a Macbook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 - Defense of the Ancients. I have googled and done some research on how to play DotA on a Mac. Most of resources I found recommended I ...
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How can my DotA team maximize its practice sessions?

I'm part of a new DotA team that's formed to compete in an e-gaming competition. All the players are OK: they're not noobs and not exactly pros, but everyone knows their last hits and builds, and they ...
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Do DotA 2 heroes have the same “fun” names as in WC3 DotA?

In WC3 DotA, you would occasionally (1 out of 10 times) get little fun nicknames for your hero instead of their actual name (for instance, Puck!! for Puck, Clinkz Eastwood for Clinkz, YaphetS for ...
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IO: do Spirits deal damage to hero without releasing its life energy in a burst during initiation?

I've been playing IO (guradian wisp) for a while. Recently I visited playdota.com and I was quite confused when I found out the mechanism behind its skill Spirits: Io summons 5 ancient Spirits over ...
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What skills can kill a hero effected by Shallow Grave?

In DotA and Dota 2 there is a hero called the Shadow Priest. His Shallow Grave skill is particularly tricksy, as it can render a hero immune to lethal damage for several seconds, effectively capable ...
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Why does the Scourge creeps always win against the Sentinels?

I tried pitting the sentinels vs scourge without any heroes. Just let the creeps battle on their own. I did this 5 times and on those 5 matches, the scourge always wins the match. Does this gives the ...
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What attacks are considered to be Incoming Projectiles?

On playdota.com I've read that Incoming projectiles before windrun is activated will not be evaded. AM, QOP, etc. can dodge incoming projectiles with blink. So I'm wondering what it actually meant ...
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Why are dual-lanes mid so rarely seen?

In over 300 games of Dota 2, I have yet to see a dual lane mid. I've seen a few competitively, but it seems the default for matchmaking games is 2-1-2, 2-1-1+J or the occasional trilane. Dual lane mid ...
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How to counter Riki ?

I am wondering how is it possible to counter Rikimaru? SCENARIO: Farming solo on the upper lane. Gem on me. Get blinked/smoked/purged. I'm dead. For the sake of the argument he has butter/bahser ...
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How exactly does the Gyrocopters Flak Cannon work?

I recently used the Gyrocopter for the first time and I must say, he was an extremely fun play. His Flak Cannon ability seemed to work great for farming, allowing my basic attacks to target ...
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Abilities/Items that grant vision

Referring to my previous question and its comments, I want to know which abilities/spells/items supplement hero vision at night, day and both combined?
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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 does the courier work?

I've just gotten into DOTA-2, and never played any similar game before. I realize the courier will bring items out to me, but does every player on my team have their own courier, or is it one per ...
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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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Counter-warding: how to know where wards are?

Pro players seem to have some sixth sense when counter-warding, but I always seem to fail. For observer wards, you can try the usual ward spots (runes/rosh/hills).... however, if your five-man push ...
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How do i kill Aiushtha in DotA?

I'm having trouble with Aiushtha the Enchantress? The build which is really giving me trouble is the one where my opponent rushes the +25 intelligence wand. Then he goes for boots and perseverance. ...
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Who is the guy in the DotA 2 Trailer?

Here is a link to the trailer: DotA 2 Trailer. Does this guy have any relevance to the DotA story line or world, or is he just a character they added into the trailer to put a face to the voice? I ...
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DotA: placing mines by Goblin Techies

I am interested in some good strategies of playing by Techies. Mostly, what is the most profitable place for placing mines in the game beginning ? Such places as near the top/bottom shops work rarely ...
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What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and Heroes of Newerth (HoN)?

Some days ago I asked about the differences between LoL and DotA. Now, in order to have a clear view of all actors in the so called "DotA Wars", I would like to understand in detail what are the ...