The Head-up display, or Heads-up display, or simply HUD is the Dota 2 in-game interface. Its appearance can be customized with HUD Skins HUD Skins are items that modify the appearance of the in-game heads-up display, or HUD. Like Announcers, they can be shared with team-mates through the Shared Content panel. Aspect Ratio edit] HUD skins have slightly .
In-game shops can be accessed by clicking the button at the bottom right, or with a hotkey The game basic hotkeys setting menu with no hotkeys set. The game advanced hotkeys setting menu with no hotkeys set. The hotkeys settings can be accessed by clicking on the little gear icon in the .
Items in the main shop are divided between Basic and Upgrades, each with its own categories.
|Consumables||Basic consumable items used during the early game and by supporting players.|
|Attributes||Simple items that grant bonus attributes.|
|Armaments||Items that grant bonus Damage Damage is any means by which unit s current health can be reduced. Heroes, creeps, ancients, Roshan and fountains are all capable of dealing damage. Contents 1 Damage sources 1.1 Attack damage 1.2 Spell damage 2 and Armor Armor is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of damage reduction (or amplification if an armor value is negative) a unit takes from physical damage sources. Higher armor . Used as upgrade components for late game items.|
|Arcane||Miscellaneous utility items.|
Unlike Basic items, Upgrade items are formed by combining several other items, as well as a recipe For recipes used in crafting cosmetic items, see Crafting. Items Item Sharing Disassembling Recipes Item Sounds Item Grid Changelogs Recipes are a type of item that .
Contains powerful items that are not available from the main shop. These items are often components for late game items.
Side lane shop
Contains useful laning Play “A murky mess.” This page has been marked for general cleanup. Please see Dota 2 Wiki style guide for information on how to improve this article. Contents 1 Last-hitting 2 Denying 3 Attack animations and items from both the main shop and the Secret Shop.
Planned purchases can be queued in the Quickbuy area. When you have enough gold for the queued item, a sound will play and you will be able to purchase it instantly by pressing your Quickbuy hotkey The game basic hotkeys setting menu with no hotkeys set. The game advanced hotkeys setting menu with no hotkeys set. The hotkeys settings can be accessed by clicking on the little gear icon in the . This is very useful as players may not have time to safely navigate the shop menu while away from base.
- Quick Buy items show a different border for items that the player can afford but aren`t purchasable due to secret shop location or stock cooldown.
- Quick Buy shows stock cooldown time for items that are out of stock.
- Quick Buy purchase hotkey buys the first eligible item.
The Inventory is where items are kept when the player buy it at the shop. Items can be freely moved between the player`s inventory and the stash if their Hero is within the Main Shop`s area, regardless of which team the shop belongs to.
The Backpack is an extension of the inventory that allows heroes to carry three more items.
- Items in the backpack are inactive (cannot be activated or grant passive bonuses), and remain so for 6 seconds when moved from backpack.
- Items can be moved out of the backpack with no inactivity timer when near any shop.
- Items cooldown at only half the rate when they are anywhere except your main inventory.
- Gem of True Sight Item Changelogs Gem of True SightB Not one thrall creature of the depths,Nor spirit bound in drowning s keep,Nor Maelrawn the Tentacular,Shall rest till seas, gem comes to sleep. Cost900 Bought FromArcane , Divine Rapier Item Old Abilities Changelogs Divine RapierS So powerful, it cannot have a single owner. Cost6000 Bought FromWeapons Bonus +330 Attack damage Disassemble? No Alert allies? No Recipe The Divine Rapier , Bloodstone See the in-game item. For the Beta memorial gems, see Bloodstone of the Ancestor, Bloodstone of the Precursor, and Bloodstone of the Founder. Item Changelogs Bloodstone The Bloodstone s , and Aegis of the Immortal For the physical trophy awarded after The International, see Aegis of Champions. Item Old Abilities Changelogs Aegis of the Immortal The Immortal was said to own a shield that protected cannot be placed in the backpack.
- Disassembling Items Item Sharing Disassembling Recipes Item Sounds Item Grid Changelogs Disassembly is an action that can be performed on items. Items can t be disassembled while disabled, items will automatically try to fill your inventory or backpack first before dropping to the ground.
- Disassembling items auto-locks them from combining with other items. Use right click to unlock.
The Stash is where items are kept when they are bought outside of the fountain, or when the player`s inventory is full. A courier Couriers may refer to: Animal Courier Flying Courier Custom Courier Play “One divided against its Self cannot stand.” This disambiguation page lists articles with a similar title or acronym. If an internal link led you here, can be commanded to bring items to and from the stash to the player.
The Minimap The minimap is a HUD element that represents the game map on a smaller scale. It displays in real time the location and status of buildings, heroes, creeps, couriers and wards. The minimap is subject allows players to quickly assess the entire map.
In the Game Options The small icon of a gear at the top left corner opens the settings menu. The game settings allow the player to customize many aspects of the game. The settings are divided into three main , players can:
- Choose to hide the minimap`s background art.
- Choose to display hero symbols with simple colors (all players on each team will be shown with the same colored icon).
- Choose to replace hero symbols with hero icons.
- Choose to flip the minimap to the bottom right corner.
Between the minimap and the inventory, the currently selected unit is displayed, along with its abilities and status. An animated portrait of the currently selected unit is visible to the right side of the minmiap. The abilities of the unit are located at the center of his HUD element. The HUD shows the cooldown of the abilities and also shows when an ability cannot be cast due to insufficent mana. The health and mana are located right above the abilities. The empty space above the health bar is used to display modifiers the unit is affected by. A modifier with red borders is considered a debuff, and a modifier with green borders is considered a buff.
If the currently selected unit gets disabled, a message of the type of that disable will appears above his health bar, with an white bar showing how long the stun lasts. This white bar shows the duration of the longest lasting stun on the selected unit. It does not show stuns which last shorter than 0.5 seconds. It is not only limited to stuns either. It appears when the unit is hexed Hex (also referred to as Sheep or Polymorph) is a status effect which turns the affected unit into a harmless critter, disabling many of its fighting capabilities. Contents 1 Mechanics 2 Sources of Hex 3 , slept Sleep is a rare status effect that completely disables those affected for the entire duration. Be that as it may, Sleep can be broken by dealing damage to the affected unit. Sleeping units cannot be woken up while they or cycloned Cyclone is a status effect that causes afflicted units to be lifted up, completely disabling them, but also rendering them invulnerable to all sources of damage, similar to being hidden. Cyclone dispels the target, removing as well. It also appear when silenced Play Silence! Silence is a status effect that prevents those affected from using active hero abilities for the duration of the silence. It can be useful when ganking a hero with a blink or invisibility , muted Play Silence! Silence is a status effect that prevents those affected from using active hero abilities for the duration of the silence. It can be useful when ganking a hero with a blink or invisibility , disarmed Play “ Play Render you harmless! Click to listen— Pugna ” Disarm is a type of status effect that prevents the afflicted unit from attacking, although they can still cast spells. If a disarmed unit is ordered , affected by break For the passive ability of Tranquil Boots, see here. Break is a status effect that disables passive abilities from those affected. It does not disable passive components from items such as evasion from Talisman of , rooted Root (formerly known as Ensnare and Entangle) is a status effect that prevents affected units from moving, and from casting some mobility spells. Contents 1 Mechanics 2 Rooting abilities 3 Self-rooting abilities 4 Disabled by or taunted "Taunt" redirects here. For the cosmetic item, see Taunt (Equipment). Taunt is a disable that forces one or more units to attack another unit. While taunted, players are unable to issue conflicting orders to afflicted . It does not appear when the stun modifier is considered a buff (green borders) either. This means that for example Astral Imprisonment is not shown when cast on allies, but is shown when cast on enemies. It does not display aura-based disables. Only disables with a set duration are shown. This means it does not display Song of the Siren, Black Hole, Chronosphere and Meat Hook.
At the top of the screen, a list of all heroes in the game will be displayed, and their respective colors above. Left-clicking an ally hero`s image will select that unit, replacing the entire bottom bar with information about their character (gold, experience, abilities, items, attributes, etc.) in the same locations as your hero. Double-clicking will bring the camera to the heroes current position. Left-clicking an enemy hero`s image will not produce the same result. Be that as it may, Alt-Left-clicking will report in team-chat that the hero is missing from their lane, and Ctrl-Alt-Left-clicking will report in team-chat that the hero has returned to their lane.
The hero list also shows the status of allied heroes` ultimate abilities Abilities are unique skills that heroes and creeps have access to on the battlefield. They range from simple passive effects, to devastating explosions of energy, to complex, terrain changing feats. All heroes have four or , similar to the scoreboard. A diamond will appear at the bottom of the hero`s icon when they learn the first level of their ultimate. A green diamond means the spell is ready, and blue means it is off cooldown, but the hero does not have enough mana to cast it. A grey diamond means the spell is on cooldown, and can be hovered over with the mouse to see the cooldown timer.
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The Guides window opens a list of user-submitted guides for your hero. Guides may suggest preset ability and item builds, which will be reflected in the rest of the interface. The list will show: Valve`s Suggested Items list; any builds you have created; guides you have pinned in game or subscribed to on steamcommunity.com; and finally popular guides, in that order.
The Scoreboard provides information on all players in the game. It keeps track of each player`s Kills, Deaths, and Assists, as well as their current gold, level, and ultimate availability for teammates. It will only display the enemy heroes level from when the players team last saw them and will not display current gold, or ultimate availability. A small button next to each player`s name allows you to block text and voice communication from that player. Additionally, in the Ability Draft game mode “ Play If that s the kind of fight they want, then I will give it to them! Click to listen— Legion Commander ” Game modes are a set of restrictions within which the game of Dota 2 , it will show each hero`s abilities.
The Combat Log is a numerical record of all actions taken by players and units. It can be filtered by actors and events.
Shared unit control
The Shared Unit Control panel allows you to share control of your hero and/or any summoned units with your teammates. Unchecking the Help option will prevent ally-targeted spells from being cast on you.
The Shared Content panel allows all players in game to share Announcers For the default announcer, see Announcer responses. Announcer items are cosmetic items replace the voice responses of the default announcer. They can equipped in the loadout window. Like HUD Skins, Announcers can be shared with and HUD Skins HUD Skins are items that modify the appearance of the in-game heads-up display, or HUD. Like Announcers, they can be shared with team-mates through the Shared Content panel. Aspect Ratio edit] HUD skins have slightly with each other.
The scaleform Portrait is a close-up view of the selected hero.
You can inspect a player`s equipped cosmetic items Cosmetic Items customize visual elements within Dota 2. These modifications are purely graphical and do not affect mechanics or gameplay. Contents 1 Sources 2 Categories 2.1 Loadout 2.2 Consumables 2.3 Tournament Items 2.4 Event Items and active Battle Bonuses Play “More pages for my Black Grimoire!” This article or section contains content that has been removed from the game or store. It exists solely for archival purposes. Battle Point Boosters are consumable items that temporarily by clicking the small magnifying class button on the lower right.
Showcase view allows you to manipulate the camera with greater freedom, while still being centered around the hero. It is useful for capturing movies or screenshots. Showcase view can only be used on friendly units.
The Chat Wheel The default chat wheel composition. The Chat Wheel is an in-game interface tool for quickly sending messages to teammates. By holding down the assigned hotkey, moving the mouse in any of the eight directions and allows players to send messages to teammates or all players through hotkeys.
The Endgame screen displays the game statistics for each player, as well as any item drops “ Play Just what I always wanted! Click to listen— Meepo ” The item drop system is a featureSpecial attraction that allows players to obtain cosmetic items for free through playing the game. Drops cannot be sold on and Trophy Points Trophies Changelogs The Trophies panel Trophies are records of a player s in-game achievements, acquired by performing various feats and participating in Events. Collecting trophies will earn points and Dota levels, which earned. Players can commend Play “Many hands make light work.” This article or section contains incomplete or outdated information. Please help the community by updating it. You can help improve this article by updating the content as necessary. See the or report The reports window Reports are marks of negative feedback that players can give to each other. They can be given at the end of a match, to players on either side. A player s reports are each other on this screen.