HOW TO MASTER MID LANE

Regarded as the rock stars of the Dota world, the path of the mid lane is often walked by those with something to prove. A role where exerting mechanical superiority can win you more than just the lane, the mid players way is high stakes and high reward. Excel at efficiency and dominate.
Maximize efficient use of runes, bottle, courier and shrines.
Trade effectively with your opposing mid.
Cripple your enemies through rotations and snowball to victory.
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Annihilate the Mid Lane - Introduction to Mid Lane
Annihilate the Mid Lane

In this first video of our guide to playing mid lane in Dota 2 you will get an introduction the role and some of the many concepts you will need to master to be able to annihilate your opponents.

10 videos     2:14:09     iAnnihilate
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The Fundamental Concepts of Laning - Mid Lane
The Fundamental Concepts of Laning

Restocker returns to study the mid lane match up in this guide. He covers a lot of the broad concepts that a good mid player needs to keep in mind to consistently out perform his opposing mid.

5 videos     2:26:27     Restocker
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Wisdom of Chessie - Midlane Efficiency in 7.00
Wisdom of Chessie - Midlane Efficiency in 7.00

The new map changes affect the midlane as well, that is why Chessie is here to help you get used to the new changes. In this guide, you will learn new tips and tricks like how to utilize the shrines, whether you use them to heal or as a teleporting station.

1 video     7:02     Chessie
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The Starting Items Pros Build - Mid Lane
The Starting Items Pros Build

D2Bowie takes a look at the starting items of some of the most popular mid heroes in the 7.02 meta including: Ember Spirit, Magnus, Meepo, Shadow Fiend, Mirana and Juggernaut.

4 videos     1:34:35     D2Bowie
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Studying Your Replays - Early Game as a Mid
Studying Your Replays - Early Game as a Mid

We move to the mid lane in this guide to learning by studying your replays. Restocker will go in depth into the early game as a mid player and what specifically you should look for to improve your play.

1 video     39:42     Restocker
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Monib's Guide to Invoker - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Monib's Guide to Invoker

Glorious invocation! In this guide, Monib will help you understand who Invoker really is and how you should play this hero properly

14 videos     5:56:04     Monib
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Slahser Dissects Storm Spirit - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Slahser Dissects Storm Spirit

Storm clouds are gathering! In the following guide, you will learn how to play as Storm Spirit the Slahser’s way.

4 videos     2:28:09     Slahser
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Templar Assassin Guide - Introduction & Basics
Templar Assassin Guide

In this video Wagamama introduces his favorite hero, Templar Assassin. This guide will cover the general concepts of picking and playing TA and more importantly why you should player her.

5 videos     1:36:13     Wagamama
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Troll Warlord Guide - Introduction to Skills & Talents
Troll Warlord Guide

In this first video of the Troll Warlord guide Butcher introduces us to the hero. He also covers the skill build that you should be selecting as well as the talents to take over the game.

6 videos     1:06:03     ButcherTV
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Shadow Fiend Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Shadow Fiend Guide

Souls await! In this guide, you will learn about Shadow Fiend’s abilities and basic hero mechanics as well as how to farm in lane and outside like a boss.

8 videos     2:16:44     iAnnihilate
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Wisdom of Chessie - How to Win Midlane with Shadow Fiend
Wisdom of Chessie - How to Win Midlane with Shadow Fiend

Chessie’s new guide focuses on the mid lane matchup between Shadow Fiend and Templar Assassin. He goes over how to lane safely and snowball into the mid game in this tough match up for SF.

1 video     51:04     Chessie
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Butcher's Way of Mid - Sniper vs Phantom Assassin
Butcher's Way of Mid

In the following replay analysis guide, you will learn how to play Sniper in the mid facing vs. Phantom Assassin. You will also learn which abilities you should take in the early game.

16 videos     3:47:27     ButcherTV
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Tiny Guide - Introduction & Basics
Tiny Guide

HuntaeLa brings us a new guide on an iconic hero who has fallen out of the meta in recent times. This series will cover Tiny and this video introduces us to his basic mechanics and play style.

8 videos     2:14:27     HuntaeLa
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Outworld Devourer Guide - Patch 7.02 Analysis & Updates
Outworld Devourer Guide - Patch 7.02 Analysis & Updates

In this update to our Outworld Devourer guide HuntaeLa goes over how the patch 7.00 and beyond have impacted the strong mid hero. You will learn how what talents to skill on OD.

1 video     8:01     HuntaeLa
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Slahser Dissects Sniper - Introduction & Basics
Slahser Dissects Sniper

Slahser is back with a new hero guide. This time he dissects Sniper in Slahser's way. The video will cover the basic concepts of playing a good Sniper. "HO HO HA HA!" - Kardel Sharpeye

3 videos     2:09:00     Slahser
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Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Queen of Pain Against Many Disables
Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Queen of Pain Against Many Disables

In this replay analysis, video guide by Chessie you get to watch him work through a very high skilled match where his Queen of Pain has been heavily countered in the draft.

1 video     51:40     Chessie
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Queen of Pain Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Queen of Pain Guide

I scream bloody murder! This guide will help you understand how to play Queen of Pain. HuntaeLa will introduce us to the hero and what her basic play mechanics are.

6 videos     2:20:56     HuntaeLa
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Alchemist Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Alchemist Guide

Easy now, this stuff is explosive! In this guide, HuntaeLa will help you understand how to properly use all your abilities when you play as Alchemist.

7 videos     2:21:07     HuntaeLa
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Crash Courses on Patch 7.00 - Wagamama Puck
Crash Courses on Patch 7.00 - Wagamama Puck

Wagamama is a professional streamer these days but maintains an extremely high MMR anyway. In this guide D2Bowie looks at Waga playing the iconic hero Puck in patch 7.00.

1 video     18:14     D2Bowie
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Invoker Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Invoker Guide

Glorious invocation! This guide will help you master the art of Invoker. You will learn about this hero’s basic mechanics as well as when to pick or not pick him.

9 videos     2:07:29     iAnnihilate
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Meepo Guide - Introduction & Basics
Meepo Guide

Meepo can be an intimidating and micro intensive hero to learn. Luckily we have one of the best Meepo players in the world to guide you on your path to mastering the Geomancer.

8 videos     2:38:32     lizZard
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Tinker Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Tinker Guide

Sometimes I think you only want me for my hazard suit! In this guide, you will learn how to properly use your spells as Tinker and which abilities you need to use in the lane.

7 videos     2:07:23     HuntaeLa
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Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Lina Mid in Patch 7.04
Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Lina Mid in Patch 7.04

In this new guide from the Wisdom of Chessie gameplay analysis series we will be watching him play and commentate on a game as Lina. Lina is reemerging as a good mid lane hero in patch 7.04.

1 video     54:17     Chessie
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Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Lycan Mid
Wisdom of Chessie - How to Play Lycan Mid

Lycan has been getting a ton of buffs recently and is believed to be quite strong. In this gameplay analysis guide Chessie takes the unique hero to the mid lane and shows how it can be utilized.

1 video     40:52     Chessie