Players on the path from Guardian to Crusader and beginning to understand the basics of Dota 2. There are still a lot of basic mechanical mistakes being made and these players are likely still experimenting with heroes and roles. Collecting gold is still somewhat of a challenge for these players and games as usually won or lost by draft or superior fighting. It's time to learn to farm better if you wish to reach Crusader and beyond.
Practice and solidify important mechanics and concepts such as last hitting
Begin to understand the importance of laning phase and how to set yourself up to win early
Continue mastering the farming and fighting on a few easier heroes
Path Duration: 37.0 hours · 130 videos
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Welcome to Dota 2 - Starting Items
Welcome to Dota 2 - Starting Items

Starting items are where every game of Dota begins and in this guide Tel9021 explains the decisions you must make with your first 625 gold.

1 video     18:53     TEL9021
Welcome to Dota 2 - Early Items & Using Quick Buy
Welcome to Dota 2 - Early Items & Using Quick Buy

In this video from our Welcome to Dota 2 series Tel will be explaining the importance of early game items. This guide will also cover how to use the Quick Buy box to avoid losing gold when you die.

1 video     15:58     TEL9021
Welcome to Dota 2 - How to Last Hit and Deny
Welcome to Dota 2 - How to Last Hit and Deny

Last hitting and denying creeps (CSing) are two of the most basic and integral parts of playing a game of Dota. In this guide TEL9021 explains the mechanics behind proper CSing. Welcome to Dota 2.

1 video     22:03     TEL9021
The Fundamental Concepts of Laning - Mid Lane
The Fundamental Concepts of Laning

Learning how to win your lane is the beginning of improving as a Dota player. This guide will teach you how to out lane your opponents consistently in the mid lane, Dota's most mechanically demanding role.

5 videos     2:26:27     Restocker
Witch Doctor Guide - Introduction & Basics
Witch Doctor Guide

In this video guide ButcherTV takes some time to introduce us to the basic mechanics of playing Witch Doctor. Witch Doctor is a strong laning hero most often played as a support that dishes out a ton of damage.

8 videos     1:17:03     ButcherTV
Luna Guide - Introduction & Basics
Luna Guide

This is HuntaeLa's guide to carry Luna where he will teach us how to play the hero. We will go over everything you need to know to get started on Luna. Learn her strengths and weaknesses to climb MMR.

8 videos     2:04:15     HuntaeLa
Spirit Breaker Guide - Introduction & Basics
Spirit Breaker Guide

In this video guide we will be learning about the basics and mechanics of playing Spirit Breaker. Barathrum is a highly aggressive and fun hero to play and Hachi brings us an in-depth video series on the hero.

9 videos     2:04:40     Hachi
Necrophos Guide - Introduction & Basics
Necrophos Guide

Kyubashi's guide to Necrophos covers this extremely potent hero who, after his rework in patch 7.00 has been terrorizing pubs and even popping up in professional games.

5 videos     2:20:01     Kyubashi
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
Offlane Bristleback Guide - Introduction & Basics
Offlane Bristleback Guide

Jenkins teaches us how to play Bristleback in this guide. We will cover the basics of the hero and how to front line for your team in these videos.

11 videos     3:12:00     Jenkins
Offlane Underlord - Introduction & Basics
Offlane Underlord

In this video series Jenkins will be teaching us everything we need to know about Underlord. The guide will teach us how to play this tanky offlane hero in a way that will carry your pub games.

10 videos     2:32:10     Jenkins
Outworld Devourer Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Outworld Devourer Guide

In the following guide, you will learn how to play as Outworld Devourer in the mid lane. You will also understand how to use your abilities to farm and fight as well.

11 videos     3:23:25     HuntaeLa
Shadow Shaman Guide - Introduction & Basics
Shadow Shaman Guide

Shadow Shaman is an extremely reliable support hero and in this video series ButcherTV will teach us how to play Rhasta. This guide will focus on the basics.

10 videos     1:51:23     ButcherTV
Bloodseeker Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Bloodseeker Guide

For the Flayed Twins, I seek blood! In this guide HuntaeLa explains how to play Bloodseeker and crush your opponents in lane to snowball the game.

5 videos     1:15:07     HuntaeLa
Vengeful Spirit Support Guide - Introduction & Basics
Vengeful Spirit Support Guide

In this video guide we will learn the basics of how to play Vengeful Spirit in the support role. Hachi explains why Vengeful Spirit is such a strong support and why you should pick her.

9 videos     2:04:55     Hachi
Slahser Dissects Wraith King - Introduction & Basics
Slahser Dissects Wraith King

In this video series Slahser dissects how to play Wraith King. This guide will cover the basics of playing this fairly simple carry hero. Wrath King is a great choice for new carry players.

3 videos     1:25:51     Slahser
Slahser Dissects Juggernaut - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Slahser Dissects Juggernaut

Slahser explains how to play Juggernaut in this new carry guide here on Pvgna. Juggernaut has been a common pick in pubs and pro games for years so it's time to learn him.

4 videos     2:19:40     Slahser
Offlane Omniknight - Introduction & Basics
Offlane Omniknight

Jenkins explains how to play Omniknight in the offlane in this video series. This guide will help you learn the basics of one of the top win rate heroes in ranked matchmaking.

10 videos     2:32:41     Jenkins
Ancient Apparition Guide - Introduction & Basics
Ancient Apparition Guide

In this guide series we will be learning how to play Ancient Apparition. This video will cover the basics of the hero and help us understand the hero's skills and when they would be useful in a game.

8 videos     2:59:26     TDRussian