Questions tagged [dota-2]

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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Which spells is Rubick unable to steal?

Rubick's ultimate 'Spell Steal' is highly remarkable, since it can steal almost all abilities from any hero. I know that there are a few abilities that cannot be stolen at all by Rubick, such as ...
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This can not be done in Dota 2 tournaments?

Is it true that in every professional tournament of Dota 2 , two teams cannot choose the same hero? And all your teammates also cannot choose the same hero?. In other words we MUST use 10 distinct ...
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Can Omniknight's abilities affect himself?

From Dota 2 wiki I read that Omniknight's Abilities, Purification affects an ally and enemies, while Heavenly Grace affects an ally. But Dota 2 wiki doesn't mention whether Purification and Heavenly ...
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Is number of abilities limited in dota 2?

From DOTA 2 wiki I read that the hero Shadow Fiend has 6 abilities, Broodmother has 7 abilities, and Invoker has 14 abilities in total. Is it true that if a hero in DOTA 2 has 6 abilities or more, ...
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Why does Omniknight have 62 shovels?

The ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 tournament is now underway, and while watching some of the games I noticed new icons above the usual hero abilities in-game. Specifically, there's a row of 6 new icons ...
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What are 'units' in Dota 2?

I read sites about Dota 2, and there they often mention 'units'. I'm confused because 'units' here doesn't mean 'distance units', but can mean many things. So, could you explain what the term refers ...
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Longest cooldown time ever in DOTA 2 [closed]

I visited many sites about DOTA 2 , but none of them gave information about cooldown time for each hero in DOTA 2 . As far as I know the longest cooldown time is Silencer's Global Silence with 160 ...
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What is the condition to get a rampage in Dota 2

In Dota 2 we need to kill 5 enemy heroes in a short time. But what is the exact time? Or do we need to kill each hero within 10 seconds from the previous one? I don't find any official documentation ...
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What is “denying” a creep?

My friends and I play DOTA 2 and I always wonder how do they get richer and have more EXP than me even if I did not die and they already did. They say something about "denied thing" but they never ...
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What does this Dota 2 error mean?

I opened and ran Dota 2 earlier today with no issues. Now I'm getting this error.
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Pick dropped items in fountain

How to pick all dropped items instantly. Here Funkefal does it in the fountain. So, he basically shift-queues and drop all the items while re-arming but then picks them up instantly. I understand ...
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When Battle Royale mode will be added to Dota2? [closed]

With all the latest news, it seems it will be added sooner or later. What is the estimate when that mode will be added to Dota2? Would it be a custom game like pudge-wars, fully supported game mode, ...
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New method of LAN

Does somebody know how start a LAN offline match in dota2 after the last updates? Because old methods don't work, I get some reason code problems ( 5005,5003), and other computers can't connect to ...
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How does Dota 2 Spell Damage calculation work?

What I believe it is: Magic Resistance = 1 - (1 - [Hero Base Magic Resistance]) * (1 - [Strength * 0.0008]) * (1 - [Any Magic Reduction Item/Ability 1]) * (1 - [Any Magic Reduction Item/Ability 2]...
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Does Moment of Courage proc during Duel using Legion Commander?

When you Duel, all your skills have a bar over them, I'm not sure if Moment triggers or not during Duel. Does it? Is it better to max Press the Attack for Duel damage instead?
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What position a strongest/weakest player should play?

Let's say a team of Dota consist of 4 equally skilled players and one player which is twice as good as his teammates. Will the position of that player effect the team performance ? If so, what the ...
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Searching for dota 2 game coordinator

Everytime I try to open dota it gives me error message, "searching for dota 2 game coordinator". And after that it says, "Connected to dota 2 Game coordinator; loggin in". But I am not able to do ...
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Its there anyway to set up a LAN game on DotA 2?

Sometimes I would like to play DotA 2 with my friends but the internet connection are needed even that we are playing against bot. The internet connection in my country is not very stable sometime and ...
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How do I enable Dota 2's ability suggestions in-game?

I am new to Dota 2 and I heard there was ability suggestions in the game that showed a percentage of the pick rate per level. How do I enable that so I see the percent above my skills in-game? Here a ...
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How to play dota 2 turbo offline?

I am new to Dota and I liked playing the Turbo mode. Also it is great for trying out new heroes. Is there a way to play Dota turbo offline with bots ? Also, can I play the other unranked game modes ...
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Does aghanim scepter upgrade applies on already casted spells?

I was using ancient apparition and cast my ultimate, I bought scepter right after the ice blast projectile launched. Does it apply the scepter upgrade or not?
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Can commendations offset reports in Dota 2?

In one of my Dota games, the entire team was threatening to report a player who was intentionally feeding courier and killing himself. That player was claiming since he has lots of commendations, ...
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Dota 2 2018 Fantasy Cards

So I purchased a 2018 battle pass a month ago. My current battle pass level is 218. It's my first time. I don't get the mechanics of the Fantasy feature that has just been enabled today. I opened a ...
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Games show up as in library when on their page, but not when i'm actually in my library

So I was recently looking through my games library wondering why it was so small and then i remembered having played a few on my last computer that weren't showing up in the library. I went to the ...
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New dota2 ranks

Hi few days ago started new dota2 season, they add some new feature as percents, can you please tell me what this percents means, and how it works with ranks?
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Treasure - rare, very rare and ultra rare item drops rate in The International treasures

Few weeks ago start The International 2018 (TI). With battle pass we can get some treasures which should contain mythical items. Non-rare items have drop rate in first treasure is 1/6, and second is 1/...
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WAGERING in DotA 2

Can I wage in DotA 2 if I am not subscribed to DotA plus? I have 1000 tokens but don't know that how to use them.i want you to send me the procedure.
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How to unpack skins sets while in game lobby?

I know unpacked items can be equipped in the armory. That's not what this question is about, this is about items in a package that must be unpacked, then the items can be equipped individually or as a ...
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Why my dota 2 always update after switch the OS?

I have 2 OS on my laptop, windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I use 1 steam library folder for that both OS. But my questions is why my dota 2 always update after switch the OS? The update size is always ...
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What is the Red Triangle next to the Ulti Diamond at the top of the UI

So on the hero pictures at the top, there's a red triangle with the point placed down. It's on the outside bottom of the top. Also the same triangle appears on the large animaged profile picture ...
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Shortcut to select a character

Is there a keyboard shortcut to quickly select a character. It used to be CTRL+ENTER but I think they changed it recently in a patch. Example, to select pudge in the past you could type 'P', 'U', 'D'...
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What happens when my Dota Plus subscription ends?

After the last patch in Dota 2, Valve added a new subscription-based upgrade called Dota Plus, where you have some quests and other stuff to do, such as leveling your heroes, or collecting points to ...
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Effective counters for Medusa?

Our team is really getting beaten by late game Medusa. She's now tankier than BristleBack and has the damage potential of Sniper. Are there any carry heroes other than Anti-Mage that can counter her? ...
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Is silencer's intelligence steal talent retroactive?

Title mostly says it all, would you immediately steal an extra X int from everyone you've previously stolen int from on leveling the talent, or does it only make you steal more int for all the kills/...
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How to zoom out in DOTA2, spectator and SFX animator tool

I was working on a new short film project, and I was wondering if there is any way of capturing video of the whole DOTA map, then slowly zooming in to a lane? This would be in spectator/replay mode. ...
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Riki Ult physical or magic?

Is riki Ult magic or physical? I could not find the answer in hero's reference. My guess is depending on riki items it can be both. But this Is just a guess.
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How to manage bears for Brewmaster?

With Brewmaster, earth bear is the important guy when you recombine, you end up at earth. Is there any easy way to select it, send it towards base then select the other two to go attack / distract or ...
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How do I remove the automatic updates from Dota2 Workshop?

I've already unchecked the DLC stuff on Dota2 page and disabled download DLC on Steam options in Dota2. I don't have any arcade games installed on it. Why does it keep downloading?
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What is the frequency of drop items at the end of each game?

Every week I see how other players obtain items at the ends of the games. For example, parts of armor sets. I have played many hours of Counter Strike Go and in that game the loot refreshes every week....
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Does Refresher Shard work on Refresher Orb?

In patch 7.07, Refresher Shard was added to the game. It is dropped by Roshan after his third death. How does it interact with Refresher Orb? Is possible to use 4 ulties? Ulti - Orb - Ulti - Shard - ...
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How much experience does the enemy get when we deny a creep

How much experience does the enemy get when we deny a creep? (if any) And How much do we get? (if any)
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Positions in Dota 2 - What do they mean?

Coming from LoL, I'm trying to watch some DOTA. I'm first doing some research on the teams I see, and the positions, contrary to LoL, are not really labeled. They are 1-2-3-4-5. http://wiki....
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What is the advantage of bottling a bounty rune?

Why do people with bottles yell at and/or ping the hell out of me when I'm about to pick up a bounty rune, giving the explanation "I have a bottle" or "Bottle ready"? Why does having a bottle make ...
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Steam account changed

I have Dota 2 on my PC on a steam account. If I create another account will I loose my games or will they be in the second account also? Any solutions if I want them in another account?
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How often will an opponent be bashed?

I ran into an interesting problem while trying to figure out the average time a hero would spend stunned if they were attacked continuously with a bash item or ability. For example, if I was playing ...
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Do temporary entities give experience upon expiring?

All creeps, heroes, summons, as well as most illusions give experience if killed in the vicinity of enemy heroes. Many of these entities are temporary and will also disappear if a timer runs out. Do ...
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Dota 2: Is CK viable on Offlane?

I planned to return to DoTA 2 after a-half year hiatus. I might planned to use CK, PA or Viper that I can play well. Since the last update, is CK viable to use in Offlane? Is any thing required to ...
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What happens when you target an active BKB user with Omnislash?

What happens if the defender BKB's first and then becomes the target of Omnislash? What happens if the defender BKB's after already being targeted by Omnislash? Example: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/...
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Console command to show gpm or total gold collected on DOTA 2

I'm trying to get better at Dota 2. One of the things I'm hoping to improve is my gold per minute (gpm). If you play through an entire game at the end you get the gpm on the scoreboard averaged across ...
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Can steam backup from Windows be used to restore the game in Linux?

Pretty much what the title says, I want to run Dota 2 on my mint, my friend has updated version on his Windows. And I cannot download 18 GBs worth as I'm running it on 4G LTE Internet and it'd cost a ...