The following guides will explore Match Making Rating (MMR), the metric players use to measure their Dota 2 skill. Embark on a journey to answer the most common question in Dota 2: “How do I raise my MMR?”

Glory awaits just down the road.
Master the basics and mechanics that are second nature to every good Dota player.
Learn to think, draft and read the map from high level players.
Create consistency in your play that will bring a consistent win rate and allow you to climb.
Path Duration: 32.0 hours · 80 videos
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The MMR Mentality: A Guide on How to Gain MMR - Introduction
The MMR Mentality: A Guide on How to Gain MMR

Jenkins introduces his exciting and different guide here on Pvgna. In this video you will learn the basics steps that you must take on your path to raising MMR and climbing the ranked ladder.

5 videos     1:06:00     Jenkins
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

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
Drafting in Dota 2 - Elements of Good Draft
Drafting in Dota 2 - Elements of Good Draft

In this video guide to drafting in Dota 2 Jenkins will describe the different parts of a draft that you must have to create a well balanced composition. All elements are necessary to win games.

1 video     30:47     Jenkins
How to Raise MMR - Introduction
How to Raise MMR

In the following guide, you will learn how you can boost your MMR. You will also understand which heroes are better suited to raise your MMR.

11 videos     3:33:26     HuntaeLa
Studying Your Replays - How to Watch a Replay to Improve
Studying Your Replays

This guide has been requested a lot so we are happy to present a full series on how to watch your own replays while you're improving at Dota 2. This series will cover basics and more advanced concepts for specific roles

7 videos     4:25:39     Restocker
How to Raise MMR with Pudge - Introduction & Basic Concepts
How to Raise MMR with Pudge

Butcher is back with a new series on how to raise your MMR with the hero Pudge. The guide will cover the decision making and mentality necessary to climb the ladder.

7 videos     1:54:27     ButcherTV
Lina Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Lina Guide

HuntaeLa brings us a comprehensive guide to playing Lina, focusing on the mid lane. In the introduction to the video series you will learn her basic mechanics and how to dominate the early game.

12 videos     3:47:55     HuntaeLa
Abaddon Guide - Introduction & Basics
Abaddon Guide

In this first part of Kyubashi's Abaddon guide we will take a look at the hero what roles he can fit into depending on the game. We will explore the versatility of Abaddon.

5 videos     2:12:18     Kyubashi
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     2:52:26     Kyubashi
How Pros Outplay You - GH-GOD, Zai, JerAx and SoNNeikO
How Pros Outplay You

This video guide focuses on the support role with both positions 4 and 5 being shown. The support role takes a special kind of low farm, high-impact skill which can result in some really amazing plays.

5 videos     1:15:47     D2Bowie
Slahser Dissects Juggernaut - Split Push and Comeback Gameplay Analysis
Slahser Dissects Juggernaut - Split Push and Comeback Gameplay Analysis

An early mistake by Slahser baits his team into a bad situation in this guide to playing Juggernaut from behind. Listen to his decision making as he adapts his play style to fit the scenario.

1 video     40:10     Slahser
Lifestealer Guide - Introduction & Basic Mechanics
Lifestealer Guide

My bonds are broken! In the following guide, you will learn how to play as Lifestealer and how you should properly use this hero’s abilities.

9 videos     2:14:53     HuntaeLa
How Pros Fight - Sccc Juggernaut
How Pros Fight - Sccc Juggernaut

In the following gameplay analysis guide, D2Bowie will explain how Sccc takes fights as Juggernaut. You will learn how to approach to team fights and also when to use your abilities.

1 video     24:28     D2Bowie
The Path to Victory - Kiev Major Grand Finals Analysis Game 1
The Path to Victory

Game one of the best of five series between OG and Virtus.Pro. The first game set the tone for the rest of the hotly contested series. Chessie analyzes the strategies and movements of both teams.

5 videos     4:12:10     Chessie