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March 26, 2015
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Once upon a time...

there was a bloke called .... smuggels

and he was introduced to a fantastic game called "Defence of the ancients 2" by a friend of his. Now he used to play DotA1 a lot back in his more juvenile days so he though HEY i remember this game and was ready for fun times to be had. (*CARRY LESHRAC FTW*)

now after many many hours and a lot of games it was safe to say he had no idea how to play but he persevered and was addicted in no time.

then with a new update big shiny letters RANKED gameplay was introduced being level 16 or so and having a couple of hundred games under his belt ole smuggels thought he was the **** and went i could totally do this.

sadly he was not the **** NOR was he in particular any good. thus he got a 1.1 or 1.4 something MMR ... *fuzzy on actual number*

thinking this was the best thing ever he was quickly disabused from the notion by reddit and fellow dota players.

thus he didnt touch the RANKED section for some time BUT it was always there i…
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March 12, 2015

Hotkeys

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Hello guys, it's me again, .Elusive. Earlier this week I wrote a blog post about one of my favorite dota 2 mechanics: quick cast. You should go check it out. But today, I realized I have skipped over one of THE MOST important mechanics of dota 2... Hotkeys.

Alright, so a little bit of background about myself. My first real online game was Starcraft II (I played Terran, Duh), a real-time-strategy game. In Starcraft, the commander's win rate is determined by if they can perform more actions in a limited amount of time while at the same time considering their opponents every move. For instance, in 5 seconds you should be queuing up SCVs, queuing up some marines, being aware of the map, controlling your army, and be thinking about what the opponent is probably doing AT THE SAME TIME. This is why it's vital to use hotkeys, and that is a lesson I learned well.

So then, I delved into dota 2, my first MOBA. Since I'd already learned what hotkeys were, I automatically transferred them over, a…
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March 12, 2015
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If anyone was thinking of playing as Centaur Warrunner i would recommend you buy this items Blink Dagger cost 2250 gold Tranquil Boots cost 1000 gold Heart of Tarrasque cost 5500 gold

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March 10, 2015
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So, hello again, .Elusive here. Today I'm going to be taking about an unranked pub I played today with a good mate of mine, and what went wrong. This is by no means a high tier game, but I will try analyzing it and showing my/others mistakes.

First off, they immediately banned Doom, which (we thought) signified lots of big ults. Our captain banned Pudge as a personal ban, then banned Sniper after they banned Phantom Assassin. He then picked Lich on my mates request, then they grabbed Witch Doctor. I realized they were probably going for big team fight spells to set up for a tunnel vision carry such as Sven or Troll Warlord. They picked troll second before we could ban, and so our captain banned some solid supports. We then grabbed Meepo? I think the captain thought he could counter troll.... Then they picked Lina and Enigma and he decided to pick Windranger for mid. On behalf of the Shadow Shaman player, the captain banned Storm Spirit because he was "broken". We picked …
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March 10, 2015
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I think most of you guys is interested about which spell in dota 2 is the most powerful. In this post I will tell you about 5 powerful spells and I placed them in order NOT ONLY the total damage, but also how fast that damage can be done and to which target.

5. Sand KING " Sand STORM "

The 5th place opens the Sand King. Not because of his ultimate, but 2nd skill "Sand Storm". However, you might not know how much damage it does. Sand Storm deals 100 DMG and it lasts 80 seconds. In other words, this spell does total 8000 DMG ! This is one of the greatest spells, but the chances for the hero to stay there for 80 seconds is ZERO . That's why Sand King took 5th place.

4. Razor "Eye of the STORM"

The 4th place is dedicated to Razor's ultimate "Eye of the Storm". It lasts 30 seconds and with Aghanim's Scepter lightning storm strikes out 3 times per second 62.5 DMG each. At level 16 it can deal total 5300 dmg and it is really powerful. However, it deals slowly, by small portions and chan…
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March 10, 2015
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Crystal Maiden is the best support i have ever played her ult Freezing Field is amazing does so much damage in under a short time. Crystal Nova and frostbit both make for a good escape because it freezes and stuns the enemy. Arcane Aura is they good for regenerating her mana.

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March 09, 2015
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In this post I will tell you about the combination of heroes that appears in normal pub games or sometimes in tournaments. Additionally, combination of heroes is very effective and you can use this with your friend in dota 2. So lets get started:

1. Combo " I will be back baby ! "

To make this combo you need Tiny and kunkka. Tiny should max his "Toss" and Kunkka should max his "Tidebringer" and "X-mark". First, Kunkka X mark himself, then Tiny toss Kunkka to place where are the enemies. Enemy get damage from Kunkka plus additionally toss damage from tiny and Kunkka can immediately return to place where he was before. This combo can repeated every 10 seconds, because cooldown of spells used here is very low. Having critical damages can make enemy go their base everytime.

2. Combo " Stick of fate "

To make this combo you need Witch doctor and Oracle. They can stay in lanes not bad, if oracle support and witch doctor gets all farm maxing "Maledict" and "Paralyzing cask". The interesti…
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March 08, 2015
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Hi guys. You can find answers for "How to improve skill level dota 2 " and be same as pros. My blog for more posts www.allsecretsofdota2.blogspot.com

This post provides tips about how to improve your skill level in DOTA 2. This might be useful for new players, also good players can learn tips and skills for to pay attention more. New players have 2 big problems. It is not PUDGE and RIKI, but inattention and ignorance. You die often until you know all items and skills of heroes. To get better at dota 2 you should be able to know all factors that can affect to your decision in the game. The first thing to talk about is items of enemy heroes. Try to make habit to look enemy inventory all the time.
Often people forget about this. I think you saw in the game when riki or any other invisible heroes died foolishly near sentry ward or gem because of inattention to enemy inventory or when lina casts her ulti to Linken's Sphere . Additionally there are lots of things happened in dota 2 which …
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March 07, 2015
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Hello people in this blog I am going to tell about top 5 BAD habits in dota 2 that most of players do. For more interesting blogs you can visit my blog site allsecretsofdota2.blogspot.com

5. " Autoattack " :

In the 5 th place we have "autoattack" bad habit that most of the players do in the game. They do not know how this can make changes in the game. Most of new players in dota 2 do this, either they do not know how to last hit or they are too lazy. What can be result of this? Your lane in which you are staying and farming will be pushed far away from your tower. That means the probability of enemy GANKS increased a lot.


4. "Kill steal or ks"


This habit happens so much, even in professional games you might see this kind of kill steals. They do that because at the end of the game they will have what to boast. When you play with your friends it is fun, but some players kill steal all the time. These guys give theirs spells in the last minute to get last hit. Sometimes because of t…
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March 07, 2015

quickcast

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Hello there ladies and gents, it is me, .Elusive, yet again... And today I will be talking about a mechanic of dota 2 that is very dear to my heart. It's time to learn about QUICKCAST!

Quickcast is a mechanic of dota 2 that is sometimes(often, actually) misunderstood. Many people view it as difficult, weird, or have never heard of it. and as everyone knows, you can't learn something new if you don't know what it is. Simply put, Quickcast allows you to "flurry" or cast many spells within a small time window. This is very useful for all heroes, but especially ones that rely on flurrying to get their jobs done, such as Tinker, Skywrath Mage and others.

The way quickcast works is that, when a key bind for a skill or item is toggled, said skill will automatically be released at the cursor's current location. This means that, instead of hitting the key bind->moving the cursor to the target->clicking on the target/target area, you will toggle the key bind->and voila, the skill will be cas…
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