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The Map is the playing field for all Dota 2 matches. It is comprised of two sides, one for the Radiant Radiant Associated with Heroes Arc Warden Factions Dire Places Mad Moon Cosmetics Radiant Ore Other Lore Radiant OreNemesis Stones The Radiant is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a bright, natural theme. dota2 faction, and one for the Dire Dire Associated with Heroes Arc Warden Factions Radiant Places Mad Moon Other Lore DirestoneNemesis Stones The Dire is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a dark, gloomy theme. The top right half dota2 faction. To win, players must destroy the opposing side`s Ancient Ancient Building Level 1 Health 4250 Health regeneration 3 Armor 15 Magic resistance 0% Collision size 298 Vision range 2600 • 2600 (G) Bounty 0 Experience 0 Notes Abilities: Backdoor Protection True Sight This article dota2 , an important building at the center of each team`s base. The map is represented in the interface Play “Singing trio.” It has been suggested that this article or section be split into multiple new articles. Reason given: The shop should get its own page Discussion to support or oppose the split should be dota2 by the minimap The minimap is a HUD element that represents the game map on a smaller scale. It displays in real time the location and status of buildings, heroes, creeps, couriers and wards. The minimap is subject dota2 .

Factions

Each faction occupies a diagonal half of the map, separated in the middle by the river. The Radiant Radiant Associated with Heroes Arc Warden Factions Dire Places Mad Moon Cosmetics Radiant Ore Other Lore Radiant OreNemesis Stones The Radiant is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a bright, natural theme. dota2 is based at the lower left corner of the map, while the Dire Dire Associated with Heroes Arc Warden Factions Radiant Places Mad Moon Other Lore DirestoneNemesis Stones The Dire is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a dark, gloomy theme. The top right half dota2 is based at the upper right corner. The Ancients are located inside strongholds at the heart of each faction`s territory.

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Lanes

The map is segmented into three different lanes, the top, the bottom, and the middle lane. Each one of these lanes leads to the other team`s base, guarded by towers along the way. During the early laning phase of the game, most gameplay is centered around the lanes.

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River

The River separates the two factional sides of the map. It is surrounded by high ground, which blocks players` vision Vision changes around while the hero moves. Vision describes what a unit can and cannot see from its current location and state. Places a unit cannot see are filled with the Fog of War, a dota2 on both sides.

Runes

There are two types of Runes that spawn in 2 minute intervals at different locations on the map: Power-up Runes and Bounty Runes. As their names imply, Power-up Runes grant players bonuses and Bounty Runes a bounty.

From the start of the game onward, Bounty Runes will spawn at four different locations on the map, two of which on the Radiant, and the other two on the Dire side.

From the 2 minute mark onward, a Power-up Rune will spawn randomly at one of two points in the river. There are six possible runes that can spawn:

Roshan

Roshan is an exceptionally strong creep located at the western end of the river. If killed, Roshan will grant gold to the entire team as well as drop the Aegis of the Immortal, which will automatically resurrect the holder upon death. Later in the game, Roshan also drops a Cheese after killed the second time and onward, which will greatly restore a hero`s health and mana when used. Fighting Roshan usually requires more than one player.

Jungle

The Jungle refers to the forested area between lanes. This is where neutral creeps can be found, which can be killed for gold and experience. It is possible to level up by killing creeps in the jungle instead of in the lanes. This practice is called jungling.

Buildings

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Buildings are scattered throughout the map, and can be destroyed by the opposing side for gold and experience. To reach the Ancient, buildings must be destroyed in order from the outermost to the innermost. Buildings may be given temporary invulnerability with the Glyph of Fortification.

Players can teleport to any building with a Town Portal Scroll or Boots of Travel.

Towers

Each faction has defensive towers placed along the lanes leading to the Ancient. Towers deal single target damage to heroes and creeps. In the early stages of the game, a hero can only take a few hits from a tower before dying, so one must be careful as to not get too close to towers until they have gained enough strength. Towers have True Sight, and can detect invisible enemies.

Shrines

Shrines have an ability with a 5 minute cooldown. Allied heroes can right-click to activate it, generating a 500 AoE aura that lasts for 5 seconds. The aura provides 120/40 HP/MP regeneration per second (heal values increase during the game by 2 @@@#@@@HP(hp.com)###@### / 1 MP per minute). Activates once you are in melee range after right-clicking on it. Shrines ability becomes available to use outside of the base once creeps spawn at 0:00. There are Shrines near each team`s Secret Shop and new Ancient Camp locations. each Shrines can be teleported to. Shrines become vulnerable whenever a Tier⃂3 tower falls for the respective team.

Barracks

Each base has three pairs of barracks, placed behind towers. One is for melee creeps, and one is for ranged creeps. If the barracks is destroyed, the opposing team`s creeps will become stronger. If all 6 barracks are destroyed, all opposing creeps will gain an even larger power-up, which makes them very difficult to defend against. These mega creeps can usually assure victory because of their high health, damage and numbers, and can kill a Hero quickly if they are reckless enough.

Ancient

This is the main building in both bases. If one team destroys the other team`s Ancient, the game is over and the destroying team has won. This building does not attack and will slowly regenerate health over time. It is defended by two towers and cannot be attacked until those towers are destroyed.

Shops

Six shops exist on the map, three for each side.

  • Base Shop: This shop is located in the Fountain, and sells all basic items and recipes.
  • Secret Shop: This shop is located near the short lane for each side. It sells costlier items needed as ingredients for late-game items.
  • Side Lane Shop: This shop is located at the edge of the long lane. It sells some items from the base shop and the secret shop, mostly ones useful for laning.

Minimap

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The Minimap is located at the corner of the Head-up display. It gives players an overhead view of the entire map, as well as the ability to issue certain commands. Constant awareness of the minimap is crucial to skilled gameplay.

Vision

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Vision defines which areas of the map is visible to the player`s team. Areas that are not visible are covered by the Fog of War. Visions can be granted by allied heroes, units, and wards. Trees, walls, and higher terrain will obstruct vision.

Terrain

There are six different height levels that have gameplay relevance:

  • River
  • Lowground (mid lanes)
  • Highground (base, side lanes)
  • Elevated (fountain / few cliffs)
  • Cliffs (most other cliffs)
  • Valley (side lane tinker ward spots)

One height level can be connected to another by a stair (pathable) or a cliff (obstructed).

If an attack projectile is released, the uphill miss Evasion is calculated depending on where the two units are standing on the impact time.

Pathing

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Every time a player sends a move command, the pathing takes care of finding the fastest way possible. The path can be blocked by cliffs, Trees, Iron Branches, other units (also known as Body Block) and Traps.

Cliffs are the major component to limit the movement on the map. They can only be surpassed by Forced Movement, Blinks or Unobstructed Movement. Trees define the lane and jungle contours for the most part. They can be destroyed by various means and allow juking in the Fog of War. Body blocking is very important to keep the creep equilibrium at a favorable position in your Lane A Lane is one of three paths connecting the two Ancients. Lane creeps will push along these lanes after spawning. There are three lanes: Top line, which runs along the left and top edges of dota2 or to prevent an enemy from escaping until your allies catch up. Traps are mainly intended to cut off the route for chasing or escaping heroes, but they can be used for unconventional pulling methods as well.

Trivia

  • The map`s total size is approximately 15,000 units x 15,000 game units.

History

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The Dota 2 map is ultimately derived from the Starcraft custom map Aeon of Strife, which also featured multiple lanes and a final objective to destroy. The map`s current diagonal format was created for Defense of the Ancients, the Warcraft 3 custom map upon which Dota 2 is based.