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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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How do I get all heroes to the same map location in Dota 2

When playing Dota 2 how do I get other heroes to support my hero? Notice I keep dying when all opponent heroes arrive at the one location and make a 5 versus 1 battle against my hero. However, I do ...
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Do I get MMR when the ranked game ended as a win while I'm disconnected?

I'm new to Dota 2, and my connection isn't stable. Do I get MMR when the ranked game ended as a win while I'm disconnected while the game was ending? For instance, the game ended 3 minutes after I get ...
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Which spell in Dota 2 has the largest Area of Effect?

I think Phoenix's Supernova, Naga Siren's Song of the Siren and Tidehunter's Ravage have big Area of Effect radii. It would be fun to know which spell has the largest Area of Effect. Which spell in ...
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Can enemies hear Techies' Proximity Mine warning?

The mines make a beep before they go off and I'd like to know if its something the other team can hear.
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Is there a way to speed up the 100 hours required for ranked games?

I started to play Dota 2 again for a couple of months. I only reached 35 / 100 hours to play the ranked games. I find that in unranked there are a lot of low quality games and it's not so much fun if ...
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Why can Phantom Assassin dodge Omnislash with Blur's active?

I was playing Juggernaut with Monkey King Bar, Eye of Skadi, and... I used Omnislash on the enemy Phantom Assassin while she was alone 4 times. All 4 times she activated Blur and immediately canceled ...
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Where should you place candy?

In the custom game gemTD, one of the abilities available to heroes is called candy. This ability allows you to 'add' another checkpoint to the map, which is put in front of the other five checkpoints. ...
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Dota 2 can't create a build?

I am trying to create a build for Dota 2 where I can put in all the Items, Talent Tree, Ability Upgrades, Description, Item Descriptions, etc. I have seen that if you go to the Dota 2 website you can ...
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How can I enable in-game live "net worth" or GPM stats in Dota 2?

How can I enable in-game live "net worth" or GPM stats in Dota 2? I see that on some YT videos of the gameplay. Is that a setting? Or is that a plugin/addon? This question is similar, but was not ...
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Dota 2 user interface / display problem

Soon as I launch Dota 2, the display becomes as shown in image attached. The screen starts flickering and there is great noise and disruption on the screen overall. I have particularly attached an ...
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Dota 2 workshop content keeps downloading in the background [closed]

I checked online for solutions , I unsubscribed all the workshop items, I unchecked all the dlc on the list . The issue still persists . It keeps downloading 5-20 KB files in the background and it ...
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How is Dota 2 MMR calculated after Role Rank is implemented?

As the title suggests, how does Dota 2 calculate the MMR (Matchmaking Rating) after the implementation of the role queue? I noticed that it is not a simple +25 or -25 MMR. I tracked my MMR and found ...
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How does recalibration and rank promotion work in Dota 2 Season 4?

I was about 4,900 mmr in Season 3 in my support MMR but I believe I lost at least 7 games out of 10 and only ended up in 4,700 mmr for Season 4. I was told that you lose -75 for every loss and gain +...
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How to download my own DotA 2 videos?

I want to download a replay video of my game. I searched on Google but found nothing. Is there any way to download DotA 2 game video? I mean my own games and not another player's.
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What's the quickest way to find a co-op match?

Co-op vs. Bots does not seem to be a popular game mode anymore, but it's one I enjoy. However, with the various setup options available (bot difficulty, bot AI, base location) there are dozens of ...
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LoL player needs help configuring DotA 2 quick cast controls

I have my keys in LoL like this: Shift does not queue commands. Shift-key = quick cast Control-key = quick self cast Since I can configure my keys like this in both LoL and HotS, I'm sure that if I ...
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What TI season did we start getting an Aegis replica

I was wondering what season of TI (The International) did Valve start releasing a replica of the Aegis? Did it start in season one?
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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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