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[Tutorial] Dota 2 guide

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    Dota 2 Basic Tutorial and Mechanics

    In short, Dota 2 is a real-time strategy with elements of a role playing game with the main aim of destroying opponents’ Ancient positioned in the center of their stronghold.

    The stronghold is protected by three rows of towers down three lanes – top, middle and bottom. In-game roles are distributed mostly depending on the position on a lane that suits a hero. Instead of relying on a massive army, you are controlling a mighty Hero with unique Skills, Stats and set of Items.

    Each player picks one hero in the lobby, trying to match their teammates in the way their champion can create synergy.

    When you kill creeps or rival heroes, you earn experience, increasing your level and upgrading your abilities. Each hero also has six item slots to stack at one of the shops.

    Item functions range from increasing existing stats, to granting new passive abilities (e.g. vampire) to mana and health regeneration. To purchase items, you need to earn a certain amount of gold by either waiting as it is earned passively, killing creeps, heroes or destroying enemy buildings.

    Dota 2 Controls Tips

    You will be using both your keyboard and mouse to play Dota. Here is the list of the main controls to utilize in your epic fights:

    Right clicking on the ground orders your hero to move there.

    Right clicking on an enemy creature or structure orders your hero to attack them with their auto-attack.

    Alt + left clicking for communication:

    On the ground – a sound will play and show an exclamation mark on your allies’ minimap, forcing them to pay attention
    On towers – indicates that an attack or defense of tower is needed
    On a rune or an item – shows that a rune/item is ready and or will soon appear on the respawn site
    Alt + Ctrl + left-clicking on the map will show an X sign on your allies’ minimap, generally pointing out a dangerous situation.

    Right clicking on an item results in purchasing it, if you have enough gold and are currently at a shop location. If one of these conditions isn’t met, nothing will occur.

    Left clicking on an element displays all related items. As an item is often a component of a more complicated piece, the items used in its creation will be displayed underneath, while the items that can be created using this part will be indicated above.

    Q, W, E and R keys on your keyboard are used for your hero abilities. As some heroes have up to 6 abilities from the start, or additional abilities occur after purchasing certain items, the default key set can look like this: Q, W, E, D, F and R for the ultimate ability.
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    Source: dota 2 beginners guide