HOW TO BECOME A BETTER SUPPORT

Supports are the unsung heroes of the Dota universe. Should you choose to follow the path of support you will need to become a master of turning nothing into something. Tasked with getting things done without any resources, supports are what hold any good team together.
Learn to manufacture farm by stacking and pulling.
Win the warding game to control the map with vision.
Become master of being in the right place at the right time.
Path Duration: 62.8 hours · 202 videos
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How to Support Your Team - Laning
How to Support Your Team

Welcome to the How to Support Your Team guide here on Pvgna! These videos will help you learn many important concepts necessary to win games for your team as a support in Dota 2.

7 videos     2:45:51     Newsham
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Supporting in Patch 7.07 - The Start of the Game
Supporting in Patch 7.07 - The Start of the Game

One of the biggest changes to playing support in patch 7.07 is the very start of the game. Ler teaches us how to deal with not being able to TP to ward and the increased expense of support items.

1 video     12:26     @Ler_GG
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The Art of Support - Introduction
The Art of Support

Even though this is a support guide, it will help you understand DOTA 2 better and make you a better player no matter which role you play as.

35 videos     9:08:01     @Ler_GG
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The Starting Items Pros Build - Support
The Starting Items Pros Build - Support

This guide will explain what starting items that supports should build. For supports, the starting items are extremely important as they will often be the only items you have for quite some time.

1 video     27:29     D2Bowie
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The Fundamental Concepts of Laning - Support
The Fundamental Concepts of Laning - Support

The life of a support in Dota 2 depends on the game situation. In this basics guide to supporting you will learn how to be efficient in your movements to always be in a position to help your team.

1 video     32:40     Restocker
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The Ultimate Warding Guide - Introduction & Basics
The Ultimate Warding Guide

These guides will teach you the importance of vision and how and where to ward properly in Dota 2. Learn how to control the map with Observer and Sentry Wards.

4 videos     2:16:18     Restocker
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Support Role Essentials - How to Stack and Pull
Support Role Essentials

As a support player, learning how to stack and pull is one of the most important parts of laning. These guides will teach you the essentials of playing support.

3 videos     1:29:49     Restocker
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Studying Your Replays - Early Game as a Support
Studying Your Replays - Early Game as a Support

Restocker gets much more specific in this guide to how to watch your own replays. This section will cover what you should look for as a support play in the early part of your games.

1 video     40:35     Restocker
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Lich Guide - Introduction & Basics
Lich Guide

Lich is one of the most popular heroes to learn how to play support on. This guide will explain why Lich is such strong defensive laning partner for most heroes and how he assists in lane control.

11 videos     2:13:40     Hachi
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Crystal Maiden Guide - Introduction & Basics
Crystal Maiden Guide

Crystal Maiden has been one of the most popular supports in Dota for a long time. This guide will introduce how to play the hero and why she makes a strong support pick.

9 videos     2:31:15     Ryuu
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Warlock Guide - Introduction & Basics
Warlock Guide

Ryuu introduces us to the hero Warlock. This guide will teach us how to support on the hero and why he provides so much team fight impact.

7 videos     2:15:41     Ryuu
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Roaming Night Stalker Guide - Introduction & Basics
Roaming Night Stalker Guide

Kyubashi teaches us how to play Balanar, the Night Stalker. This guide will cover the hero's basic mechanics and what sort of play style you should expect when picking Night Stalker.

6 videos     2:36:49     Kyubashi
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Disruptor Guide - Introduction & Basics
Disruptor Guide

Ryuu teaches us how to play Disruptor in this guide. Here you will learn how to fight and why this hero is good at punishing bad positioning.

7 videos     1:17:24     Ryuu
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Lion Guide - Introduction & Basics
Lion Guide

This guide will showcase how to play support Lion. In this video we will cover the basics of playing the hero and why it makes such a good pick for any support player.

5 videos     1:36:16     Ryuu
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Treant Protector Guide - Introduction & Basics
Treant Protector Guide

Kyubashi brings us a guide on how to play support Treant Protector in this video series. He will show you how to impact lanes and keep your towers alive.

5 videos     2:40:57     Kyubashi
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Dazzle Guide - Introduction & Basics
Dazzle Guide

Ler_GG brings us a guide on how to play Dazzle. In this video he will introduce the hero's basic mechanics and why you should want to pick this defensive support.

10 videos     2:31:07     @Ler_GG
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Undying Guide - Introduction & Basics
Undying Guide

This video guide explains how to play Undying. Kyubashi will explain the basic mechanics of the hero and how to best utilize him.

6 videos     2:32:12     Kyubashi
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Rubick Guide - Introduction & Skill Builds
Rubick Guide

TheBenGerman brings us the first part of his guide on how to play Rubick in the support role. This part of the video series will cover the basics of the hero and the proper skill builds.

7 videos     1:38:23     TheBenGerman
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Slahser's Way of Position 4 Supporting - Roaming Skywrath Mage
Slahser's Way of Position 4 Supporting - Roaming Skywrath Mage

This is a guide to Slahser’s way of playing the position 4 support role. He specifically explains how to play an aggressive, roaming support using Skywrath Mage as an example hero.

1 video     44:45     Slahser
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Earthshaker Guide - Introduction & Basics
Earthshaker Guide

This guide will teach us how to play support Earthshaker. Ryuu explains how to utilize the stuns of one of Dota's strongest intiators.

9 videos     2:30:40     Ryuu
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Bounty Hunter Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Bounty Hunter Guide

It was just business before. Now it's personal! In this video you will learn how to play Bounty Hunter as well as his abilities and other basic mechanics.

5 videos     1:29:58     TEL9021
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Kunkka Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Kunkka Guide

Step lively now, your Admiral is on board! In this guide, you will learn how to play Kunkka. This video covers his basic hero mechanics and how to combo your spells.

5 videos     54:35     Pvgna Originals
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Mirana Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Mirana Guide

Your Priestess has arrived! The following guide will teach you how to play Mirana better and it will also show you how to use your abilities properly.

6 videos     1:53:06     Kyubashi
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Roaming Monkey King Guide - Introduction & Basics
Roaming Monkey King Guide

Newsham introduces us how to play the hero Monkey King as a roaming support in this video guide.

11 videos     2:40:56     Newsham
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Phoenix Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Phoenix Guide

In this video guide, you will learn about Phoenix's basic mechanics as well as how the abilities work and how to use them to your full advantage.

7 videos     1:55:59     lizZard
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Enchantress Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Enchantress Guide

Sproink! With this guide, LizZard is here to teach you how to play Enchantress. It's time you enchant your DotA 2 experience by learning how to properly micro with this hero.

6 videos     2:21:45     lizZard
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Riki Roaming Support Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Riki Roaming Support Guide

If you can see me, you're already dead! In this guide, you will learn how to play support Riki and how to make the most of his roaming play style.

6 videos     1:46:59     TheBenGerman
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Earth Spirit Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Earth Spirit Guide

My spirit accretes from a higher plane! In this guide, you will learn how to play Earth Spirit and how to properly use all his complex abilities.

7 videos     3:06:29     Kyubashi
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Keeper of the Light Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Keeper of the Light Guide

I ride with the light! In the following guide, you will learn how to play as Keeper of the Light. We will also cover how each ability works.

6 videos     2:02:02     lizZard
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Io Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Io Guide

Beep Bop, LizZard is here to help you shine bright as a Wisp. In this guide, you will learn how to play Io, the hardest support in the game.

7 videos     1:52:58     lizZard