Category: Dota 2

Dota 2 Support’s Items Complete Guide

Dota 2 Support’s Items Complete Guide by ChilloManiac Hi, I’m “Jan G”, a long time dota player (going on nine years i think). I’m currently sitting at 5.8k (up from 4.4k) by only playing support...

Dota 2 Medusa In-Depth Guide

Dota 2 Medusa In-Depth Guide by Enucatl This isn’t just a “how should I play this hero?” guide, it is both that and a “how does this hero work?” guide. The goal here is...

Dota 2 Aether Lens Guide

Dota 2 Aether Lens Guide by Psi-Clone The Aether Lens is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. Basic Info – Range bonus affects item ability cast range as well. Does not increase...

Dota 2 Omniknight Guide

Dota 2 Omniknight Guide by aboxofhotdish Hi my name is AboxOfHotdish. I have played 180 games as OmniKnight and have a 75.56% win rate on him. http://www.dotabuff.com/players/65732506/matches?hero=omniknight Here is my guide to OmniKnight. this guide...

Dota 2 Tusk Aghanims Usage Guide

Dota 2 Tusk Aghanims Usage Guide by jocoser I would like to show you guys how to effectively use Tusk’s aghanims and why I think Aghanims on Tusk is a viable alternative item. Batrider has...

Dota 2 Ogre Magi Guide

Dota 2 Ogre Magi Guide by ericm331 Ogre Magi is an easy to play & versatile hero who unfortunately sees very little variation in his builds. While he seems simple and slightly downsy, analyzing his...

Dota 2 Beating 2/3k MMR Brackets Guide

Dota 2 Beating 2/3k MMR Brackets Guide by JOOOKED Hey guys, I’m a high 5k player that’s been doing account boosting/coaching for a while now. Here is a small example of my work. I strongly believe...

Dota 2 Ability Draft Guide

Dota 2 Ability Draft Guide by owlbynight Ability Draft is my favorite mode in DOTA because it’s like a playing a brand new set of heroes every game and it requires players to be creative...

Dota 2 Getting Better Guide

Dota 2 Getting Better Guide by Munqst Getting better in dota 2 is a wide, wide subject and the purpose of this guide is to open the subject up and break it down to categories...

Dota 2 Guide to Playing Support

Dota 2 Guide to Playing Support by Munqst This is a guide made for general supporting that you can implement into your play in almost every support game. Heroes of course play differently but in...

Dota 2 Newbie Tips

Dota 2 Newbie Tips by tasty_serving I finally got my real life friend to try Dota. He practiced against bots, read a few hero guides, watch a couple videos and felt he understood everything there...

Dota 2 Tuskarr Guide

Dota 2 Tuskarr Guide by Coopshire http://imgur.com/I6UoGZe —-My player ranking on Tusk http://imgur.com/a/XIend —-Shard positioning Tuskar has always been my favorite hero. I played him often in dota 1. And with the recent buffs to...

Dota 2 Techies Guide

Dota 2 Techies Guide by Vorsai Intro I’ve never really written a guide before, but people have asked me for one so I’m going to have a go at it here. It may not be...

Dota 2 Shadow Demon Top 100 Guide

Dota 2 Shadow Demon Top 100 Guide by SenjiDOTA I just want to start off by saying, by no means is the way I play Shadow Demon, or describe him in the guide to be...

Dota 2 Warlock Mid Guide

Dota 2 Warlock Mid Guide by The-Disco-Spider TheDiscoSpider here! http://www.dotabuff.com/players/101653249 https://www.dotabuff.com/heroes/warlock/players I’ve had some success running Warlock mid throughout 6.83b/6.83c (#8 on Dotabuff, highest WR in the top 10, 315 games played), and there’s been...

Dota 2 Beastmaster Guide and Tips

Dota 2 Beastmaster Guide and Tips by llamadota I’ve seen a few guides from high ranking players popping up in the last few months, and I’ve found them to really interesting and insightful. As such,...

Dota 2 Winning More Games As Carry Guide

Dota 2 Winning More Games As Carry Guide by omonoiatis9 INTRODUCTION This is going to be an in-depth (warning: lots of text) guide for carries, explaining not so much the mechanics aspect, but rather the...

Dota 2 Terrorblade Top 100 Guide

Dota 2 Terrorblade Top 100 Guide by tkalamov DTH.RampageJohnson here. Today I was pleasantly surprised by Dotabuff when I saw myself etched in the top 100 best Terrorblades, 49th in fact and I decided to...

Dota 2 Ember Spirit Guide

Dota 2 Ember Spirit Guide by thadpole My name is Thad (IGN) Thadpole and I’ve been playing DotA 2 for 2 years now. I have played over 4,000 games, have played with many pro players,...

Dota 2 Better Last Hitting In Mid Lane Guide

Dota 2 Better Last Hitting In Mid Lane Guide by CuboneDota These are some basic things to consider when trying to out-CS your opponent mid. Many of them will apply to other laning scenarios as...

Dota 2 How To Win With Bad Carries

Dota 2 How To Win With Bad Carries by SirLucksalot As a frequent support player, I get many games where my safelane player seems terrible. “What went wrong?” “Why am I always matched with noobs?”...

Dota 2 Situational Warding Guide

Dota 2 Situational Warding Guide by RubxQub As someone who just about exclusively supports, I wanted to give a little perspective on warding that I feel most folks are missing, even at high levels (5K+)....

Dota 2 Support Tips

Dota 2 Support Tips by Jeten_Gesfakke I recently saw people ask for more support tips. A lot of people seem to think there’s enough of the other types of guides, but enough not of these....

Dota 2 Damage Block Guide

Dota 2 Damage Block Guide by Gorgondantess In all my theorycrafting, I’ve found Damage Block to be one of the most weirdly complex and controversial mechanics in the game. You’re probably thinking, “What, damage block?...

Dota 2 PRM Farming Guide

Dota 2 PRM Farming Guide by hudsonbuddy Introduction Dota players as a whole are quite resistant to change, especially when it comes to item builds and skill builds. Only when pros pull out radical strategies...

Dota 2 Ranked MMR Climb Guide

Dota 2 Ranked MMR Climb Guide by hudsonbuddy I have been playing DotA recreationally for almost 10 years at this point, and recently I grinded my solo MMR from 3.5k to 4k and I wanted...

Dota 2 Year Beast Brawl 2015 Guide

Dota 2 Year Beast Brawl 2015 Guide by HayateButler I’ve seen guides posted on reddit, but they seem to only focus on a small amount of heroes, and gloss over year beast information. I hope...

Dota 2 Year Beast Game Guide

Dota 2 Year Beast Game Guide by trollogist Hello all, after seeing all the complaints that the New Bloom is pay2win, I ventured into the mode to test it myself. I have not forked out...

Dota 2 New Player’s Tips

Dota 2 New Player’s Tips by VirulentWalrus Prefacing this by saying I’m not great (4k) and do stupid shit all the time, but there are some things that should just never be done. I’ve been...

Dota 2 Laning As A Carry Guide

Dota 2 Laning As A Carry Guide by gxhh 1. Greed The first thing you have to figure out is how greedy you will be allowed to be, and to do this you must be...

Dota 2 Terrorblade Guide

Dota 2 Terrorblade Guide by zaersx Who is TerrorBlade So first, let’s consider who is TerrorBlade – He is one of the most notorious Base Sieging machines in the game, right up there alongside Troll...

Dota 2 Techies Damage Calculations

Dota 2 Techies Damage Calculations by Hobgoblino In the last weeks I’ve been really interested in the hero Techies. I tried to play them in the offlane with some success (in Unranked All Pick) and...

Dota 2 Slardar Guide

Dota 2 Slardar Guide by Samwell93 I was very excited to read the Shifting Snows update and lo and behold I spotted a huge Slardar buff. The cooldown for Amplify Damage was halved to 5...

Dota 2 Bloodseeker Offlane Pub Guide

Dota 2 Bloodseeker Offlane Pub Guide by irrelevant_query First, I’m only 4800 MMR so I’m sure a lot of this can be improved upon. This guide is really just to show how BS can be...

Dota 2 Timbersaw Top 100 Guide

Dota 2 Timbersaw Top 100 Guide by Shootemup252 Qualifications: I am currently ranked 41st under the ID TANGO WANGO on the Dotabuff Top 100 list for Timbersaw and I have a 25/5 record in 6.82...

Dota 2 Undying Offlane Guide

Dota 2 Undying Offlane Guide by DRHST Introduction – This will be my definitive guide to solo offlane Undying since i consider my project complete,games are recorded over the last half a year,around 4.5 k...

Dota 2 Oracle Counters

Dota 2 Oracle Counters by Carnot_AoR With Oracle coming Soon(TM) I figured I’d make a post about some counters so you all don’t get roflstomped by competent Oracle players. This won’t be an advanced guide...

Dota 2 Climbing Ranked as a Support Guide

Dota 2 Climbing Ranked as a Support Guide by @dasTurbo Often, when looking for advice on how to gain MMR and climb the ranked ladder in Dota 2, I see the following advice: Play high impact...

Dota 2 Developing Good Farming Patterns Guide

Dota 2 Developing Good Farming Patterns Guide by artiqDotA Developing good farming patterns When you are playing a farming intensive hero you need to think about how you should farm and what you want to...

Dota 2 Axe Culling Blade Guide

Dota 2 Axe Culling Blade Guide by Chrimunn Knowing the Killing threshold of Axe’s Culling Blade is essential to playing an effective axe. Whether you successfully cull an enemy is the difference between staying in...

Dota 2 Carry Player’s Guide

Dota 2 Carry Player’s Guide by Poison Mushroom 1. Introduction and Overview Playing the position 1 role is one of the most crucial roles in Dota. They carry is intended to out-farm the rest of...

Dota 2 Ogre Magi Solo Offlane Guide

Dota 2 Ogre Magi Solo Offlane Guide by el1enkay Ogre is a great offlane hero in 6.82 due to his high (2.5) base regen, good starting strength (23) and 6.96 starting armour. With this item...

Dota 2 Spectre Guide

Dota 2 Spectre Guide by KingdomNerdia Spectre is typically considered a hard-farmer, given a quelling blade, and told to not stop ricing until the second coming of Christ.  This can work – Spectre’s global presence, decent...

Dota 2 Techies Ancients/Jungle Guide

Dota 2 Techies Ancients/Jungle Guide by elendilli If you don’t want to divulge in this text a sample video was made by JELLYHATERZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WmnnraN9NI This is a guide I planned to write since I discovered doing...

Dota 2 Experience and Leveling Efficiency Guide

Dota 2 Experience and Leveling Efficiency Guide by GOODGOODNOTGREAT Mechanics Almost everything in the game gives experience when you kill it, enemy creeps, enemy heroes, towers, buildings, neutrals and Roshan. The only things that don’t...

Dota 2 Nature’s Prophet Blade Mail Build

Dota 2 Nature’s Prophet Blade Mail Build by kinkosan Introduction These days i saw bone7/Comewithme playing with NP with a different build, its was different and unique, to people who was watching bone7 stream these...

Dota 2 Captain’s Guide

Dota 2 Captain’s Guide by wabi Over the past one or two weeks I’ve manage to increase my mmr by 500after being stuck around the same level for about a year. Why captain’s mode, you may...

Dota 2 Learning the Game Guide

Dota 2 Learning the Game Guide by Nomstah First of all id like to point that this is all from personal experience and simply my own opinion. If you have any criticism please share it...

Dota 2 Bloodseeker Pubstomping Guide

Dota 2 Bloodseeker Pubstomping Guide by CatPlayer Introduction “Strygwyr the Bloodseeker is a melee agility hero imbued with dreadful powers to fuel violence and rip enemies apart in the heat of close combat.” This guide...

Dota 2 Tower Targeting Priorities Guide

Dota 2 Tower Targeting Priorities Guide by Dest Introduction More often than not, people will say: “Gosh, the tower always switches to me when I go under it! Funny thing is, it never switches when...

Dota 2 Techies Late Game Tips

Dota 2 Techies Late Game Tips by IHTFPhD I played a lot of Techies back in Dota1 (Throneit, Dotacash). One thing I noticed is that after most techies players mine the rune, the river, and...

Dota 2 Heroes Tips and Counters Mega Guide

Dota 2 Heroes Tips and Counters Mega Guide by tsunami643 Alchemist Try to catch people in your Acid Spray if you’re about to stun them. Besides the fact that they’ll take damage over time by...

Dota 2 Improving as a Player Guide

Dota 2 Improving as a Player Guide by TwalotSporkle This guide is not finished, and will be updated periodically in the future. To preface this guide (although such a name seems perhaps grandiose, as it...

Dota 2 Weaver Guide

Dota 2 Weaver Guide by Stryk3r117 and Yan Introduction Hello! In this guide I will be trying to cover every single detail about Weaver, which I consider my favorite and best hero. My plan is to make...

Dota 2 Earth Spirit Guide

Dota 2 Earth Spirit Guide by RoHunt3r Hello friends! Since i’ve seen quite a lot of bad ES guide, I decided to write one myself for the ones who want to play him, read those...

Dota 2 Beating Illusion Heroes Guide

Dota 2 Beating Illusion Heroes Guide by FPB94 Hi guys! I’m a semi-competitive dota 2 player, ranking it at 4.7 K MMR. So recently I’ve seen some posts and comments about how illusion heroes (PL,...

Dota 2 3K to 4K MMR Guide

Dota 2 3K to 4K MMR Guide by sjcjustin I think I have a 75% win rate climbing from 3K MMR to 4K MMR. I am not a pro, but I think I have some...

Dota 2 Best Heroes to Escape MMR Hell

Dota 2 Best Heroes to Escape MMR Hell by Zaoppy Hello guys. I’ve been playing dota for a long time, and I got calibrated around 4k mmr, while my team mmr got calibrated around 3600....

Dota 2 Lycan Jungling Detailed Guide

Dota 2 Lycan Jungling Detailed Guide by GodlyKha This is all about jungling as lycan from level 1- assuming QB+Stout+Tangos starting items and either bottle or soul ring + tangos as the next progression, doing a suicide...

Dota 2 Ability Draft Guide

Dota 2 Ability Draft Guide by DarthCovah What is Ability Draft? Ability Draft (AD for short) is a less serious gamemode where each player is assigned a random hero with no spells or passives at all,...

Dota 2 Lycan Guide and Tips

Dota 2 Lycan Guide and Tips by Mlcrosoft1 Hello people, I felt like I want to share my experience of playing Lycan throught pubs in decently high MMR(5400atm) as well as some team matchmaking games....

Dota 2 Broodmother Guide

Dota 2 Broodmother Guide by Shaella_ Hi. I’m Shaella, I play some Dota occasionally. I’ve been playing since WC3 dota, though i was terrible back in those days and am significantly less terrible now. And...

Dota 2 Level 1 Roshan Guide

Dota 2 Level 1 Roshan Guide by Nightmarjoo Which of the following team compositions cannot kill Roshan before +0:00 game time? a. Bristle, Puck, Morphling, Abaddon, Visage b. Huskar, Dazzle, Weaver, Magnus, Vengeful Spirit...

Dota 2 Bad Starting Item Builds

Dota 2 Bad Starting Item Builds by amikell1 Offlane Sniper Doesn’t seem that bad actually compared to most of the other builds, but it is still pretty terrible. 2 circlets are pointless unless you want...

Dota 2 Improving Your Supporting Skills

Dota 2 Improving Your Supporting Skills by Parabrocat Edit: This guide is for CM and CD and not for your all pick unranked madness where you have 4 hard farming carries and 1 lonely cm....

Dota 2 Early Game Item Selection Guide

Dota 2 Early Game Item Selection Guide by caseymtb I decided to write this guide because I feel that it is one portion of decision-making that way too many people take for granted. After 7...

Dota 2 Drow Force Staff Midgame Build Guide

Dota 2 Drow Force Staff Midgame Build Guide by innovatingdrow Hi everyone, I am 4900-5100 mmr player with Drow as my favourite hero. Today I will be bringing you a hidden op way to play...

Dota 2 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Game

Dota 2 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Game by Press3000 I’ve improved a lot recently and feel like passing on my knowledge. I’m not the best writer so I’ll just put things in a...

Dota 2 Beginner’s Guide

Dota 2 Beginner’s Guide by IndieFinch More and more posts are popping up of new people trying out Dota 2 looking for assistance / want to learn the game. Rather then a ton of separate...

Dota 2 Lifestealer Solo Survival Guide

Dota 2 Lifestealer Solo Survival Guide by Mnk Guide is based exclusively on my personal expirience and to be used at your own risk. It does not depend on your starting lane setup and it...

Dota 2 Death Prophet Guide

Dota 2 Death Prophet Guide by Purple Weeaboo Today I will be explaining to you about Krobelus, the Death Prophet, and how to utilize her to full capability. Death Prophet has become one of my...

Dota 2 Lina Inverse Guide

Dota 2 Lina Inverse Guide by Zwitterion This guide aims at mid lane Lina, being a hard carry in the beginning and mid-game, turning into semi-carry later on. It uses her ability to harass enemies...

Dota 2 Drow Guide

Dota 2 Drow Guide by Romp Drow is actually a deeper hero then most give her credit for. Ok, she`s no Invoker but that doesn`t mean she can`t be played skillfully. This guide borrows from...

Dota 2 Lane Control and Macro Survival Guide

Dota 2 Lane Control and Macro Survival Guide by Mr. HaM It is always easy to find a nice guide regarding mechanics and/or particular hero but most crucial things, regarding DotA, are so rarely spoken...

Dota 2 Hotkey Optimization Guide

Dota 2 Hotkey Optimization Guide by ChaQ After writing my “Advanced solo mid guide” I’ve received a lot of questions about hotkeys. People wanted to know how to choose them, which settings are the best and what...

Dota 2 Solo Mid Lane Advanced Guide

Dota 2 Solo Mid Lane Advanced Guide by ChaQ Table of contents: The introduction All you need to know about the creepblock When the action begins: the openings It’s all about the aggro Dodging smokeganks...

Dota 2 Templar Assassin Guide

Dota 2 Templar Assassin Guide by Infernape_za Templar Assassin is perhaps the most under-rated, under-played and unappreciated midsolo hero in the metagame right now, despite her impressive early game ability curve and overwhelming snowball potential. Here’s...

Dota 2 Morphling Guide

Dota 2 Morphling Guide by AntiMatter Introduction Morphling is an agility hard carry that is most commonly known for his amazing nuke potential thanks to an item build popularised as ‘The Shotgun’. He is a...

Dota 2 Playing Like a Pro Guide

DOTA 2 Playing Like a Pro Guide by NinjaMovesPro TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: FOCUS THE RIGHT SKILLS TO DEVELOP Lesson 1: Learn the Best Mindset while Practicing and Playing Lesson 2: Develop...

Dota 2 Farming Distribution Priority Guide

DOTA 2 Farming Distribution Priority Guide by CynthiaCrescent Introduction FDP, yes, that, and all its glory, lies within these (virtual) pages. This is, more or less, considered the key to success and the modern...

Dota 2 Comprehensive Guide

Dota 2 Comprehensive Guide by devilesk A comprehensive guide presented in a way such that anyone can learn Dota 2. This guide covers almost everything from top to bottom. Earlier content is targeted towards complete...

Dota 2 Basic Gameplay Advice

Dota 2 Basic Gameplay Advice by devilesk Simple advice for playing pub games that will make you and whoever you’re playing with better. This guide covers some basic guidelines for drafting, general tactics that...