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Welcome to Dota, You Suck
by pudge
Purge's Welcome to Dota, You Suck guide is well regarded as the premiere guide for learning the basics of Dota 2. It covers things like heroes to pick when you're new, basic strategy breakdown, controls, lane setups, basic game mechanics such as damag...
The International 2013 Interactive Compendium Guide
by Jimo
This guide will explain how to purchase, activate and use The International 2013 Interactive Compendium....
Guide on the creation of your own Dota 2 items
by Vermilion Wlad
This guide will help you in creating you own Dota 2 cosmetics, covering everything from concepting and sculpting, to putting it ingame!...
In-depth guide to Warding
by f334r
This guide covers several aspects of warding, including rune wards, general/ aggressive wards, jungle camp blocking wards and dewarding of jungle camps/ general wards. I hope that you learn something from this guide or improve your knowledge about the wa...
Grimorum: Invoker Guide after 6000+ Games
by MrGurimo
Credentials: - #17 in DotaCinema's Hall of Fame Episode 50 - 4000+ invoker games in Dota 1 and 2000+ invoker games in Dota 2 - Invoker's Raging Fury Series Gameplay - 83.7% win rate and 7.77 KDA score with Invoker over 270 Matches - 100% Invoker Su...
Comprehensive Dota 2 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 beginners, but intermediate players can still find the later information usefu...
The way to customize dota!
by seven
Like many other source games, Dota 2 has also have the ability to customize it. Improving the overall game makes you happy, and the part of it too. Way to customize it, step by step!...
Infinite March- Phantom Lancer Guide 6.80 UPDATE
by Newgoodsdelivery
An in-depth and easy-to-understand guide to Phantom Lancer. Check out the 'Recap' section for an alt+tab guide. The introduction will handle what's changed....
English-Russian dictionary.
by King of Swag
How to Win Enemies and Hurt People. A Detailed Guide to the Mechanics of DotA2.
by WhiteHawke
How many enemies do you face in a DotA2 match? Most players would say 'five', but the most dangerous enemy you face isn’t even on the other team. The true enemy in DotA2 is your own ignorance. Most players will never be able to defeat this foe beca...
in depth guide to: Dragon Knight
by DarkX™
Dragon Knight or DK for short (also knows as Davion), is a strength Melee Hybrid Tank-Carry! he's a very versatile hero, as he can tank, push, and carry his team to victory! things to know about dragon knight: 1. he has the highest base armor in the who...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Ogre Magi (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Ogre Magi is a roaming support hero that requires nearly no items to be impactful in the game. His skills can be leveled in a variety of ways; depending how when your carry comes "online", meaning ready to start engaging in team-fights. If ready in the mi...
Invokerism (16 possible builds!)
by Nedrapter™
Invokerism Invokerism is an in-depth guide about Invoker and his possibilities. Item builds, skill builds, tactics, roles, choices, everything is here. Customize your Invoker to what your game needs ! IMPORTANT NOTE: if you want to u...
Dota 2, Weapon Creation Tutorial - Pudge's Offhand.
by Lennyagony
Interested in making items for the Dota2 workshop, but not sure where to start? Welcome to my beginner/intermediate weapon creation tutorial, based on Pudges offhand weapon slot and the offhand weapon [url=
ChaQ’s ultimate guide to advanced middle lane solo.
by ChaQ
In-depth guide to solo middle role....
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Keeper of the Light (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Keeper of the Light is a support hero who has an incredible nuke blast damage. Due to Chakra Magic, he will never run out of mana and thanks to his mana leak, can cause important heros to lose all of their mana. Ensure that you do not push waves of cre...
Hero Builds
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf - Jungle/Carry Lycan
by [iGT]imbaLance
This guide is a bit noob friendly, but is usable by pros. Check this guide on the Steam Workshop to read it all. First off, Lycan is a right-click carry who destroys enemies with his high damage and fast attack speed, BUT he requires some micromanagement ...
Hero Builds
Purge's Guide to Support Ogre
by pudge
Ogre Magi is a great support hero who doesn't require a lot of items to be effective! A little experience and some arcane boots, and he just about hits peak performance because of his fantastic strength gain! He also has 2 early disables that can make him...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Necrophos (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Necrophos is a laning hero that can turn the tide of battle with his heals and aura: Heartstopper. He is built as a team-fighter and his ability to crush foes with his ultimate: Reaper's Scythe also gives Necrophos incredible survivability when in combina...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Lich (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Lich is a staple support hero that works great with any team. In addition to his nuke ability Sacrifice, Lich maintains his strength in his Chain Frost ultimate that can really tear down a team and slow them long enough for your carry to sweep them. Make ...
Getting Started with Dota 2 as a New Player
by vijum
Dota 2 has a steep learning curve and this guide will help you to get started with Dota 2 as a beginner as well as provide you with the places you need to know to gather all the information you want. This guide's aim is, that you can find out everything a...
The Art of Supporting - The true skill in Dota
by Decstarr
Due to the positive feedback and requests I am looking for native speakers that would be willing to translate the guide into Russian, Spanish and maybe Chinese (and/or other languages). If you are willing and capable to do so, please write a comment an...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Lycan (Jungle) Build
by Torte de Lini
Lycanthrope is a strong carry with jungling capabilities. His ultimate allows him to move at maximum speed without being affected by any slow disabilities. Be careful of stuns until you have Black King Bar and be sure to take advantage of Vladmir's Offeri...
How to be an annoying piece of shit and play KOTL of the Light
by Baron
Have you ever wanted to be a magical wizard gandalf that shits light everywhere and steals farm from everyone who needs it without impunity? Fortunately for you, I have created this shitty guide that will enable you to play a hero with six abilities witho...
Hero Builds
Purge's Guide to Bristleback
by pudge
Bristleback is a tanky semi carry hero who becomes very difficult to kill with the right items. His main damage source comes from your Quills, which you should use to harass, kill, and last hit with. Your second damage source comes from your ultimate, ...
Hero Builds
Update 6.81 Best Fiends Forever- Warlock Support
by Baishuu
Updated for 6.81 Balance Patch! Being an evil old man has it's benefits. Summon a grumpy Golem named Fergus to wreak havoc on your enemies. Bond everyone together so their pain is amplified. Heal your worthless lane partner who isn't carrying you. Giggle ...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Luna (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Luna is a carry that farms comfortably early-game (though has a short-range) and does superb damage through her ultimate, Eclipse and her Lucent Beam. Use Moon Glaive to farm hard for those last-needed items and Lucent Beam's ministun effect to disrupt ch...
Hero Builds
6.81 - Standard Phantom Lancer (Lane) Build
by Torte de Lini
Phantom Lancer is an insane pusher and carry that creates massive amounts of illusions that are almost impossible to stop through normal attacks. His ability to create illusions makes him a real headache for teams to handle let's him push multiple lanes w...
Creating a Dota 2 Ward
by Jimo
This guide will go over the pipeline process of creating a ward for the Dota 2 Workshop....
Advanced Warding Guide
by The Radish Spirit
A visual showing ward placements throughout game phases of Dota 2. Provides views for both Radiant and Dire wards, offensive and defensive. This guide is created to be a quick representation of ward placements to be used in game for reference. UPDATE: (1...
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