MASTERING THE BASIC MECHANICS & CONCEPTS

Stepping into the world of Dota 2 is a head first dive into complexity. With too many mechanics and interactions to count, thanks to its plethora of heroes to choose from, feeling even remotely comfortable in the game can take some time. Every journey must begin somewhere however, and by walking this path you will gain the basic understanding necessary to take on the rest of Dota’s learning curve.
Path Duration: 23.5 hours · 74 videos
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Welcome to Dota 2 - Introduction
Welcome to Dota 2

In this introduction to Dota 2 guide, you will learn the basic mechanics of the game. It also will teach you the main objectives and motives in Dota 2..

9 videos     2:06:36     TEL9021
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Wisdom of Chessie - Hotkeys and Other Settings in Dota 2
Wisdom of Chessie - Hotkeys and Other Settings in Dota 2

Chessie returns to make you wiser once again. This is the guide to watch if you want to see how a professional Dota 2 player binds their keys for heroes and courier. Chessie also explains his other settings and why he uses them.

1 video     38:18     Chessie
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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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The Ultimate Warding Guide - Introduction & Basics
The Ultimate Warding Guide

In this guide, you will learn about warding in Patch 7.00. Here you will understand the new warding spots for runes and more.

3 videos     1:01:33     Restocker
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Drafting in Dota 2 - All Pick vs. Captains Mode
Drafting in Dota 2

In this video Jenkins will cover the basics of drafting and what types of things you should think about when going into a draft. Learn to pick the right hero when with this guide to drafting.

11 videos     2:55:00     Jenkins
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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! You will soon learn many important concepts necessary to win games for your team. Every game starts with laning so we will cover that first.

7 videos     2:45:51     Newsham
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A Guide to Surviving the Offlane - Introduction to the Offlane
A Guide to Surviving the Offlane

Jenkins joins us to introduce the new and improved offlane and what you should be doing when playing this role post patch 7.00. This offlane guide will make you realize that you're a wizard after all.

13 videos     2:29:47     Jenkins
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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
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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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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
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Hero Synergies - Shadow Demon
Hero Synergies - Shadow Demon

Welcome to another episode of Hero Synergies with the focus this time on Shadow Demon. This guide will show that SD pairs well with a number of heroes including the classic Luna or Mirana pairings.

1 video     31:22     Restocker
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Emerging From the Jungle - Legion Commander Duels & Decisions
Emerging From the Jungle - Legion Commander Duels & Decisions

In this guide to playing Legion Commander in the jungle Restocker will explain how to jungle and when to jungle with LC. We will also learn what items to buy and when to have positive impact.

1 video     34:24     Restocker
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Chessie's Guide to the Carry Role - Creep Blocking & Starting Items
Chessie's Guide to the Carry Role - Creep Blocking & Starting Items

In this guide Chessie will cover the decisions and mechanics of gaining an advantage before you have even managed a single last hit. Blocking the creeps and the items you bring to lane will determine the early game.

1 video     14:50     Chessie