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21st Jun '16 7:52:41 PM HTD
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* TutorialFailure: Valve's recommended items are infamous for being outdated and sometimes plainly and obviously bad as a result of not getting any attention over many years; for example Lion/Visage/Disruptor/Death Prophet Mekansm, Bounty Hunter Desolator, Razor Vanguard, Necronomicon Bane, Faceless Void Mask of Madness, Zeus Aghanim's Scepter,...
12th Jun '16 9:10:30 PM Loekman3
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* IronicHell[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Getting into Low Priority used to be a slap in the wrist; you're matched with people like you and you just need to play a number of games to get out of it. Now, not only you're forced to play ''Single Draft'' mode (which severely limits your ero options), ypu have to ''win'' in order for the game to count. To call it TeethClenchedTeamwork would be an understatement.

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* InstantWinCondition: Aside from an Ancient exploding, when a team KnowWhenToFoldEm, typing GG in a private lobby will automatically end the game within 10 seconds if no players change their mind and cancel before it could happen.
* IronicHell[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Getting into Low Priority used to be a slap in the wrist; you're matched with people like you and you just need to play a number of games to get out of it. Now, not only you're forced to play ''Single Draft'' mode (which severely limits your ero options), ypu you have to ''win'' in order for the game to count. To call it TeethClenchedTeamwork would be an understatement.
5th Jun '16 5:47:33 AM zequeins
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*IronicHell[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Getting into Low Priority used to be a slap in the wrist; you're matched with people like you and you just need to play a number of games to get out of it. Now, not only you're forced to play ''Single Draft'' mode (which severely limits your ero options), ypu have to ''win'' in order for the game to count. To call it TeethClenchedTeamwork would be an understatement.
5th Jun '16 2:32:54 AM PaladinOne
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* AscendedFanboy: Pyrion Flax, a popular YouTube Dota 2 satirist, managed to get his very own announcer pack added to the game.

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* AscendedFanboy: Pyrion Flax, a popular YouTube Dota 2 satirist, managed to get his very own announcer pack added to the game.game and is now a frequent analyst at international tournaments.



** Zeus has been compared to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] for having a mustache and a similar body shape. Come TI5, Zeus's ''Heavenly Jump'' taunt makes him jump Mario style, complete with a coin popping out of nowhere.

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** Zeus has been compared to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] for having a mustache and a similar body shape. Come TI5, [=TI5=], Zeus's ''Heavenly Jump'' taunt makes him jump Mario style, complete with a coin popping out of nowhere.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Divine Rapier. 6,200 gold, +330 Attack Damage[[labelnote:note]]most heroes will barely hit 300 damage even in long games[[/labelnote]]... but if you die, it drops to the ground and an enemy can pick it up and use it against you.
** DeathOrGloryAttack / GodzillaThreshold: Most of the circumstances in which Divine Rapier is actually seen as a ''good'' idea to buy are when your team is so far behind that defeat is almost inevitable, but the absurd damage a Rapier gives [[CrazyEnoughToWork might]] let you win a last stand.



* FixedDamageAttack: Pure Damage. Many sources of it also ignore Magic Immunity.



** Literally for the Mud Golem's ''Boulder Toss''



** Also taken UpToEleven with the 6.87 item Hurricane Pike, which gives a hero four shots against one target with no maximum attack range. Cue heroes dying to cross-map ''Impetus'' shots from Enchantress.



** This can also come into play with ''Song of the Siren''; it does not disable (and give invulnerability to) Magic Immune enemies, which can result in a lone enemy who is immune getting caught 1v5.



** We have the likes of purely good and virtuous heroes, the archetypical Paladin, Omniknight, the embodiment of sun's warmth Phoenix, and Io, a benevolent sentient force of the universe. And then we have Phantom Lancer who bravely fought against the Dread Magus Vorn to bring peace to his people (Bonus points for having golden illusions). Standing close to top is the Treant Protector, a supportive AllLovingHero who only dislike Timbersaw for understandable reasons.

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** We have the likes of purely good and virtuous heroes, the archetypical Paladin, Omniknight, the embodiment of the sun's warmth warmth, Phoenix, and Io, a benevolent sentient force of the universe. And then we have Phantom Lancer who bravely fought against the Dread Magus Vorn to bring peace to his people (Bonus points for having golden illusions). Standing close to top is the Treant Protector, a supportive AllLovingHero who only dislike dislikes Timbersaw for understandable reasons.



* NoSell: One of the biggest mechanics of the game's meta-strategy is that some heroes are complete hard counters to others (such as Omniknight's ''Repel'' being able to completely nullify the effects of Slardar's ''Amplify Damage'' and many of Spirit Breaker's abilities, but ''Repel'' itself able to be purged by a Diffusal Blade), so choosing the correct lineup or item build against the other team can result in this. Again, rewarding good decision makings: turn the tide of the battles even when you are behind, if you are smarter than your foes.

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* NoSell: One of the biggest mechanics of the game's meta-strategy is that some heroes are complete hard counters to others (such as Omniknight's ''Repel'' being able to completely nullify most disabling abilities in the effects of Slardar's ''Amplify Damage'' and many of Spirit Breaker's abilities, but game), while some items act as hard counters to specific hero abilities (such as ''Repel'' itself being able to be purged by a Diffusal Blade), so choosing the correct lineup or item build against the other team can result in this. Again, rewarding good decision makings: making: turn the tide of the battles even when you are behind, if you are smarter than your foes.foes.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Magic Immunity]] (provided by things like ''Repel'', ''Enrage'', and Black King Bar) is a NoSell for Magic damage and most disables, making BKB a very commonly purchased item.
28th May '16 8:06:39 AM HTD
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*** Since they haven't been updated for years bot roles and builds are often horribly outdated. For instance, supports like Lion, Witch Doctor, Skywrath Mage, Bane and Oracle are often sent to the mid lane; Tiny doesn't build Aghanim's Scepter and rushes Scythe of Vyse; Bounty Hunter is treated as a carry and builds items like Desolator and Black King Bar; Witch Doctor and Warlock still build Aghanim's Scepter even if a player-controlled Alchemist has given them one; Bristleback having no idea of how his Scepter upgrade works and will never use ''Viscous Nasal Goo'' again if Alchemist gives him Scepter; Bloodseeker always goes mid even if something like Shadow Fiend or Zeus is in the same team; and so on.

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*** Since they haven't been updated for years bot roles and builds are often horribly outdated. For instance, supports like Lion, Witch Doctor, Skywrath Mage, Bane and Oracle are often sent to the mid lane; Tiny considers himself a Strength nuker, doesn't build Aghanim's Scepter and rushes Scythe of Vyse; Bounty Hunter is treated as a carry and builds items like Desolator and Black King Bar; Witch Doctor and Warlock still build Aghanim's Scepter even if a player-controlled Alchemist has given them one; Bristleback having no idea of how his Scepter upgrade works and will never use ''Viscous Nasal Goo'' again if Alchemist gives him Scepter; Bloodseeker always goes mid even if something like Shadow Fiend or Zeus is in the same team; and so on.



* SkillGateCharacters: Because the game is balanced around competitive play, quite a few heroes are inherently imbalanced in the lower brackets, where people do not communicate and coordinate with each other, are too greedy to bother with wards and detection, do not look at the minimap for missing enemy heroes, do not know how to rotate when a lane is lost, or give up and start feeding couriers when the smallest thing goes wrong. Snowballing solo gankers, like Slark, Pudge, Riki and Spirit Breaker are especially good at exploiting, punishing these mistakes and becoming a terror in the lower brackets - in the hands of people who know how to play them.

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* SkillGateCharacters: Because the game is balanced around competitive play, quite a few heroes are inherently imbalanced in the lower brackets, where people do not communicate and coordinate with each other, like to pick a lineup with 4 or 5 carries, are too greedy to bother with wards and detection, do not look at the minimap for missing enemy heroes, do not know how to rotate when a lane is lost, lost or when the enemy has an AFK jungler, or give up and start feeding couriers when the smallest thing goes wrong. Snowballing solo gankers, like Slark, Pudge, Riki and Spirit Breaker are especially good at exploiting, punishing these mistakes and becoming a terror in the lower brackets - in the hands of people who know how to play them. Of course this status also depends on the version, since there's nothing that prevents them from being buffed or becoming suitable to the meta so that pros would pick them - a fine example being Sniper (never seen in competitive prior to 6.82, becoming a top tier hero in 6.83, then fading to obscurity in 6.84).
25th May '16 10:09:00 AM BossKey
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** Bots have been known to "speed-hack" when being pursued by a player, making themselves ''just'' fast enough that the player can't catch up. However, they at least try to be sneaky about it, in that they generally won't try to pull this on the player if the movement speed difference is large enough to be noticeable.
19th May '16 6:49:11 AM ChrisX
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* ShipTease: When Crystal Maiden gets her Announcer Pack, her 'Specific hero' quips include on herself, Lina, some ice users (just Tusk, Drow and Lich, she didn't quip against Ancient Apparition and Winter Wyvern)... and Sven. Also if the game goes idle enough, she starts wondering where Sven is.
14th May '16 9:09:38 PM DarthWalrus
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** ElementalRockPaperScissors does not apply. For example, Crystal Maiden can freeze the already frozen Lich, in order to do damage to him with ''Frostbite''. Winter Wyvern can then save Lich.....by also freezing him over to heal him, at which point Ancient Apparition can.......You guess it, Freeze Lich, to stop him from healing. [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1492 As shown here]].

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** In dota, ElementalRockPaperScissors does not apply. For example, Crystal Maiden can freeze the already frozen Lich, in order to do damage to him with ''Frostbite''. Winter Wyvern can then save Lich.....by also freezing him over to heal him, at which point Ancient Apparition can.......You guess it, Freeze Lich, to stop him from healing. [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1492 As shown here]].
14th May '16 9:09:07 PM DarthWalrus
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Heroes can range wildly from mere {{Badass Normal}}s with little supernatural abilities ([[AnAxeToGrind Axe]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Juggernaut]]) to [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]] and powerful sorcerers ([[TheArchmage Invoker]], [[SorcerousOverlord Lich]], [[PowerCopying Rubick]],...) and massive towering titans ([[RhinoRampage Magnus]], [[WhenTreesAttack Treant Protector]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger Tiny]]...) to even {{Physical God}}s (Elder Titan, Ancient Apparition, the four Fundamentals,...). However, in-game their power levels are all roughly the same.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Heroes can range wildly from mere {{Badass Normal}}s with little supernatural abilities ([[AnAxeToGrind Axe]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Juggernaut]]) to [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]] and powerful sorcerers ([[TheArchmage Invoker]], [[SorcerousOverlord Lich]], [[PowerCopying Rubick]],...) and massive towering titans [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever towering]] colossi ([[RhinoRampage Magnus]], [[WhenTreesAttack Treant Protector]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger Tiny]]...) to even {{Physical God}}s (Elder Titan, Ancient Apparition, the four Fundamentals,...). However, in-game their power levels are all roughly the same.same.
** ElementalRockPaperScissors does not apply. For example, Crystal Maiden can freeze the already frozen Lich, in order to do damage to him with ''Frostbite''. Winter Wyvern can then save Lich.....by also freezing him over to heal him, at which point Ancient Apparition can.......You guess it, Freeze Lich, to stop him from healing. [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1492 As shown here]].
10th May '16 7:09:51 AM Loekman3
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* PetTheDog: No matter how bad or narcissistic they are, whenever you heal a hero, they are genuinely grateful for your help. The sole exception to this is Troll Warlord who will [[UngratefulBastard threaten the helper even if they healed him]].
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