The original WarCraft 3 map, Defense of the Ancients, defined a whole new genre of games from League of Legends to Monday Night Combat.

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Is there a way to solo the fountain?

As the title sugests. Is there any hero that could destroy the fountain by himself? I have seen many teams together destroying the fountain but I was just wondering if a solo full-item build hero ...
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I can't see Shadow Demon and Warlock's Golem in DotA

When I'm playing DotA, I can't see the following heroes/characters: Shadow Demon Warlock's Golem Lucifer Crystal Maiden Yunero If I turn on the shadow, I can see only the shadow. What's going ...
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Does Skywrath Mage Ulti stack?

Skywrath Mage has a heavy damage ultimate, and after reaching level 16 its damage is further increased to 1400. If Aganhim's Scepter is purchased for him, his ultimate's cooldown reduces to 0. With ...
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Does the Suntrike / Tornado inscribed gems counter work?

I've never seen anyone with those gems with something other than 0. Does those gems work and if yes, where do I need to put them ?
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Not-So-Squishy Slark

Slark being a squishy hero is a known fact. Standing 1v1 against him is quite hard. Even at low levels. I can't be teaming up all the time just to kill him. The following are my rather defensive ...
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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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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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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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What is the all random death match mode in Dota

Quote from Valve: $2,900,000 New Game Mode, unlocks the All Random Deathmatch mode to all players. Older players from Dota 1 should remember this gem! So what did this mode do in dota?
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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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Script for Enigma to cast Midnight Pulse then ULT after blink?

Is it possible to write a script that will cast Midnight Pulse then ULT immideately after using blink dagger, right where Enigma is located?
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Does Juggernaut's Blade Fury remove negative buffs?

It seems to me that Yurnero(Juggernaut)'s Blade Fury makes him magic immune since he couldn't be stunned but does it removes negatives buffs placed into him?
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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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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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Does the enemy get experience when Enigma creates Eidelons from his own team's creep?

And if so, how much - it is a normal deny or a complete, zero-experience-to the-enemy deny?
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Spells that are based on Windwalk

Since you can use any spell based on windwalk while tping without interrupting it i would like to know which spells are based on windwalk. The ones i know are windrun, clinkz's invis, ghost walk, ...
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Is Quelling Blade's bonus damage stackable?

Is Quelling Blade's bonus damage to creeps and neutrals stackable?
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How do I counter Bloodseeker mid?

I've been playing Dota for at least a year and always seem to run into trouble laning mid against a good Bloodseeker (one that can last-hit/deny well). Even if I try to harass him, he will STILL ...
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Spells which can pull a hero out of Chronosphere

What are the spells which can pull heroes out of Chronosphere? Pudge's hook can pull, What about Eath Spirit's Geomagnetic Grips, Force staffs, Vengi's Swap, Thrall's Glimpse, Kunkka's X Mark. I Can ...
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What item's effects or heroes' skills goes through Black King Bar?

Someone told me that Bane's ultimate goes through Black King Bar. Are there other item effects or hero skills that can disable thorough it and that can be used to counter heroes that heavily rely on ...
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Does that Critical Damage you get from items, passive skills or DD also increase your lifesteal?

For example my hero currently does a 15% lifesteal from it's basic attack of 50. When it trigger a critical strike doubling my damage to 100, does my lifesteal also doubles the amount? Is it the same ...
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Why do some heroes fit some lanes better than others?

What makes some heroes work better in a certain lane than any other? I've heard in some casts where the commentator predicts which lanes which heroes will pick even before the game has started. I'm ...
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As Morphling, how do I decide when to morph?

One reason why I avoid Morphling is because I can never tell when (if at all) I should begin to use his morph ability to transfer stats between strength and agility. What are some typical situations ...
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Proper Trilane setup

After finally getting 4 friends on my team, we decided to go try those trilane setup commonly seen on tournament matches. After 3 consecutive loss using that setup, makes us wonder what is it that we ...
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What is the genre of HoN/DotA/LoL?

Some people call it Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Valve is calling the upcoming Dota 2 a Action RTS (Real Time Strategy) and I've seen some using Action RPG. Has the community come to an ...
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What actions does Legion Commander's “Duel” Abillity restrict?

The Legion Commander's ultimate skill "Duel" disables spells and items and 'some' passive abilities during its duration. IE: Supposedly one of these passives is critical strikes. Can anyone break ...
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Does the Helm of the Dominator synergize with Gorgons Multi-Shot?

If I'm playing the Gorgon and purchase for her a Helm of the Dominator, does the lifesteal apply to all three of my multishot arrows or just one of them? Kudos if you can explain how multishot does ...
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Are Dota Teams very well Balanced?

Peers often tell me that Dota is more about skill of the player, and not really on the heroes themselves. This talk happened after the epic win of Alliance versus Na'Vi, with me agreeing that Na'Vi ...
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What is the most expensive item from Dota and Dota 2?

I was wondering, what is the most expensive combined item from Dota and Dota 2?
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Nevermore strategies in DotA

I completely suck at DotA (though I am somewhat familiar with Nevermore); I can never kill any enemy heroes even on easy. What strategies can I use to defeat enemy heroes? I do the basics: get last ...
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Winter's Curse vs Duel vs Berserker's Call

Which of those get higher priority and do not work with each other? Winter Wyvern strikes the battlefield with a maddening chill, cursing a targeted enemy unit and freezing it in place. All of ...
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How to run DotA on Ubuntu?

Can anyone supply me with good links on a step-by-step process to run DotA on Ubuntu?
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Does DOTA work in LAN?

I would like to know if DOTA can be played also in LAN, without an internet connection, or if instead it relies on a permanent network infrastructure?
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Does blademail return damage from cleave?

The question says it all but here's a scenario: Does Sven's cleave damage will return to him if a hero within the range of cleave uses a blade mail? What if all the heroes uses blade mail and with ...
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Why Huskar isn't popular in the competitive scene?

This hero along with Drow Ranger is very popular and strong in public matches. How come this hero isn't being picked or even banned in tournament matches?
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Hood of defiance for Huskar

Since BKB prevents Huskar from getting damaged by his ulti when activated as Life Break deals magical damage to both Huskar and its enemy. Does Hood of defiance reduce damage dealt to Huskar as well?
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How much gold can you gain for a kill/assist in DotA?

As stated in the title, how much gold can you gain for a kill or an assist in DotA/Dota 2? And how much gold can you lose if you die?
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How can I stop creeps from spawning in DotA?

Can somebody please tell me how to prevent creeps from spawning in DotA? I have Googled it but can't find a command that will achieve this. I have tried -killall , -spawnoff , -disablecreepspawn, but ...
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Counter for sacred warrior 1V1

Here's the scenario: Huskarr with burning spear in auto cast rushes at me with his ulti. My HP reduces to half of what it was, with his damage constantly increasing with berserker's blood (and me ...
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How big is the area/radius that prevents neutral creep spawns?

It is a known fact that putting wards inside the neutral spawn camps prevents them from spawning but recently, I see our neutrals camps not spawning any creeps. I checked the replay and saw that the ...
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Countering Morphling in the mid to late game

I'm having problems winning a game if the opponent's team has a good morphling player. The problem starts as soon as their morphling acquires one of his core items, Linken Sphere. The situation gets ...
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Leshrac the Malicious [closed]

I am just wondering, is there some tips for Leshrac the Malicious, the guy seems to have powerful skills, but if I choose to increase the intelligence (for mana) he is too weak, increase the strength ...
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Can I see Dota 2 game info online?

My brother just played Dota 2. For once he's done well, and I want to see if the team carried him. ID: 184114837 Can anyone show me how to pull up match info based on the ID without having to launch ...
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What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and League of Legends (LoL)?

I played a lot to League of Legends (>1000 hours) and I am going to try DotA now. Speaking about gameplay only, it would be really helpful for a newbie knowing what are the main differences between ...
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Does Spirit Bear give reliable or unreliable gold?

With the upcoming changes to Lone Druid's Spirit Bear (i.e. gold bounty from 100 to 300) it's more important to know now - if you get the last hit on an enemy Lone Druid's Spirit Bear, is the gold ...
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How do you harass early game as Warlock

I often read that Warlock is a good early babysitter and harasser. Can anyone explain how to build and play a Warlock in early game to harass an enemy carry such as Anti-Mage ? What skills/items ...
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Why Juggy's spin not damaging roshan or other ancients?

Spell Description Damage type: magical • This skill won't affect mechanical units. If a unit is not being affected by Blade Fury, Yurnero can perform normal attacks against this unit. - ...
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Axe culling blades instant kill Damage?

I Read somewhere that axe does 100000000 physical damage (killing blow). So if someone uses blademail during the killing blow, Will it kill axe??
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Blademail damage return by owned or summoned units

For example lycan. His summoned wolves attack a target with active blademail, Who will have the impact of the return damage, Lycan or the wolves?
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Hooking SK in sandstorm doesn't cancel his sandstorm. So Is SK still invisible away from the sandstorm?

I was playing Pudge. Tried to save an ally Sand King so i hooked him in sandstorm. Hooked him successfully but the sandstorm's animation was in the hero's previous position. Will SK still be invisible ...