How to Stack Ancient Creeps in Dota 2 – Another Trick

I am sure some people already know about this, but this guide is for the people who don’t know. This is a simple trick about how to stack ancient creeps in Dota 2. Other than your hero you can use any dominated creep to stack Ancient Creep for you when you are farming in any other place/lane. You can use many “Hero Owned Creeps” for this purpose, like Nature Prophet’s treants, Lycan’s Wolfs and so on…

However, if you are playing with any hero who does not have “His Owned Creeps “, you can use “Helm of the Dominator” to dominate a creep to stack the ancient creep camp for you. This is same how you stack other Neutral Creeps.

How and When Creeps Re-spawn?

Creeps re-spawn first time at 1:00 and then after that, at each minute mark, that means at 2:00, 3:00 etc…

Once Creeps have been killed in a neutral camp, new creeps will re-spawn when minute completes. If the last creep dies after X:54 time, then no creeps wave will re-spawn at next minute mark. So that means, if you want that camp creeps to re-spawn again at minute mark, then you need to kill creeps before X:53. X here means any minute. Mechanics changed now. Now creeps will respawn even if you kill the creeps at X:59 provided you are not in the camp range to block next spawn.

How to stack Ancient Creeps Now

So let’s see how it is done. Basic idea is that you pull the neutrals away from their camps at about x:50 – x:54 of every minute (X means any minute). That way, when the game checks if the creeps are there each minute, it will think that the creeps have been killed and will, therefore, spawn new creeps.

Lets do this step by step

  1. Dominate a creep if you have not done it yet. Prefer to get some high HP creep so even if Ancient Creeps attack it, it should survive. Any creep dominated by helm of the dominator will have 1400 HP.
  2. Get your hero to a safe place where ever you are, or otherwise enemy may gank you once you are busy stacking creeps.
  3. At about x:51-x:52 mark, ask your dominated creep to attack the Ancient Creeps, but try not to actually attack, just give attack command, or your creep might to stack ancient creeps in dota 2
  4. Start moving your dominated creep out of Ancient Creep camp. Ancient Creeps will follow you.
  5. Make sure Ancient Creeps are not in their camps at x:59 to x+1:01
  6. You have successfully stacked 1 ancient creep to stack ancient creeps in dota 2

Now keep repeating the above steps for the next couple of minutes, and you will get lots of Ancient Creeps stacked in their camp.

how to stack ancient creeps in dota 2

You can now kill them for a huge gold bounty. This is best done with a hero who has some form of splash attack / AOE attack damage so you can kill the neutral camps quickly.

When stacking the first couple of times, do it around x:53. When more creeps are there, you have to do it around x:51-x:52 to make sure all of the creeps get out of the way before 1 minute.

Best Heroes to farm on stacked Ancient Creeps

  • Sven
  • Kunka
  • Medusa
  • Luna
  • Drow
  • Huskar
  • Magnus
  • Alchemist
  • and many more…

Special Notes:

  • Do not try to kill Ancient Creeps in early game or you will get killed easily. No, I mean literally NO hero can kill 3-4 stacked Ancient Creeps at the 5-minute mark. Wait for some decent and appropriate time and then farm.
  • Keep an eye on the enemy too, or their carry might steal all your stacked Ancient Creeps and you will lose all the effort and hassle not mentioning gold bonus to enemy carry.
  • Try to Dominate some high HP neutral creep.
  • Only do this when your supports refused to help you farm (Happens mostly in Pubs).

Updated on 24 January 2019
How to Farm Fast in Dota 2

10 Useful Tips to Farm Fast in Dota 2

Farming is extremely necessary in Dota 2 even if you are a carry or just an offlane support. However, it is extremely necessary for carries to farm fast to get some considerable edge/benefit in the game. But a farmed support does not hurt too. Farming of carries and farming of support are 2 entirely different things, which I will cover in another article some other time. Here I am just going to explain how can you farm fast and good.

Remember: Dota 2 game is not about Farming ONLY, it’s about winning.

1. Don’t Die

Dying means you waste your farmed gold and give to your enemy thus creating a gold and experience difference. Learn how to play safe. BurNinG, one of the legendary carry and farmer, will always stay away from creeps if he doesn’t see the gankers on the map. He knows how crucial it is if you’ll be killed in the game. This also does not mean that you should stay hidden all the time. Farm in lanes and keep your eyes on the map, if your enemies are missing from the map for more than 5-10 sec, it means, either they are coming to pick on you or they are at Roshan. In both the cases, you must think of your next move.

2. Practice Last Hitting

Practice will improve your timing when will you attack the creep that will guarantee sure gold. One way is playing in single player mode and try to have 100 creep kills (kills + deny) in 10 minutes. Doing this often will make you expert in last hitting thus a speedy farm in real games. Another practice can be playing against 5 Insane Bots. Bots are programmed to have perfect last hit and deny. If you can farm against 5 AI’s effectively, it would be easy for you to farm against most of the human players.

Last hitting tower will always give extra gold, which is enough to give you a considerable farming boost.

3. Consider Your Hero’s attack Animation

The moment your hero makes a move for attack and the moment your hero’s damage is dealt is known is hero attack animation. It can be slow (Like Dark Seer), Normal (Like most of the heroes) and Fast (Like Sniper, Faceless Void, Anti Mage etc).

So once you have a rough idea how is our heroes attack animation, you should attack the dying creep keeping your attack animation and your damage in mind. Most of the time, melee heroes are easier because you only need to observe their hitting animation while Range heroes need to consider their distance from the creep as well as animation of the attack.

4. Look at the Mage

One easy way to last hit effectively is looking at the mage. Among all the creeps fighting, the mage usually has the highest damage. The mage will hit the enemy creep in constant rate so it will be easy for you to decide when to attack. After the mage attacks and you know it’ll be one blow before the creep die, it’s time for you to click it. This is effective but in some cases, it’s not. Like when you have 2 or more mages, or you have a catapult that does more damage than the mage. In this case, you have to consider the rate of hp reduction of the creep.

5. Neutral Creeping for Extra Gold

Neutral Creeps gives you enough amount of gold that Enigma can farm a dagger in 8 minutes. Thus, on the average, neutral creeping can give you 268 gold in one minute. Neutral Creeping also gives you additional safety from gankers. If you have wards, it’ll be harder for you to be killed. But it is never advised to leave your lane empty for enemy and farm in Jungle because this will give free farm to enemy heroes.

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6. Try to Dominate your Lane

If you dominate a lane, chances are you’ll get a good farming time because the enemy tries to stay away from you. If you are in tri-lane, harassing can be done by your supports using normal attacks or using / casting spells and in meanwhile, carries can farm easily. In the same process, if you guess the enemy has low HP, you can also try to secure a kill to earn extra gold.

In case you are in a solo lane or dual lane, you must use your spells wisely and must keep harassing the enemy.

7. Rune Control

Since 6.83 update, the importance of rune control has increased many folds. Because from now onward, runes will always spawn at both ends and out of which 1 will always be a bounty rune. Bounty rune will give you extra gold and experience. More time passes in a game, the more and experience you will get from bounty rune. Also, do not forget the renewed charges of your bottle with which you can farm more. So rune control is extremely important if you want to farm fast in Dota 2.

Also, successful bottling will negate the effect of enemy harassing and will help you stay in lane for more time. So do not forget to buy a bottle especially if you are in mid and occasionally when you are in any other lane.

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8. Don’t Waste Gold

Wasting gold, like buying TP and using them to teleport on a tower but it’s not that urgent to use it. It will surely slow down the rate of your farming. For example, when enemy creeps are far away from your tower. You can walk to your tower and when you reach your tower chances are the enemy creeps are just reaching your tower along with you. You saved 50 gold from impatient teleportation. TP is vital to the game but you should use it wisely, like backing up a teammate / Team fight. You’ll need 2 creeps to farm 50 gold again. Thus you’ll be delayed in farming.

9. Use Your Skills Wisely

Don’t rely on spamming spells to farm. Spamming spells help you push not farm. Spam spells only when needed, like if you see a big wave of enemy creeps coming, then it is a good time to use your AOE spells, instead of using your precious AOE spells and killing only 1-2 creeps. Spamming AOE spells makes you go back to the fountain back and forth because you won’t have enough mana and if meanwhile, your team needs you, you may not be of that much use to your team because of low mana or your spell on cooldown.

10. Maximize your Map Reach

Maximize your map reach is important to have your luxury items. Burning(EH.Gigabyte.AAA), used to farm fast by moving all over the map. So we can say like this, “where there are creeps, there your farmer goes”. Do not forget to keep an eye on enemy heroes, or else you might be walking happily into an enemy trap. If you are not able to get any farm in your lane, switching your lane to a more comfortable lane is always a good idea. Search for the creeps your self, because creeps won’t come to you.

11. Remain Calm

I said 10 tips, but it the 11th one… WTF ??
LoL… I just wanted to remind you that it is JUST A GAME

You are always most welcome to add your useful tips below in comments, if its something awesome, I will surely add it in the main post.

Updated on 24 January 2019
How MMR Works in Dota 2

How Dota 2 MMR Ranking Works – A Detail Guide

Updated on 31st January 2019

Here in this guide, I will explain how Dota 2 MMR ranking works, or you can simply say what are MMR Mechanics in Dota 2. I will go step by step so this will be a long guide. I will be writing it as question answers, so if you want the answer to a specific question, and that is not in this guide, you can ask me below.

Disclaimer: I am not a Dota 2 official. All the information depicted blow is based mainly on my detailed research and somewhat personal experience (Which may be less than many of you). There might be some stuff which you may not agree, but remember all the data is taken from the official and very reliable sources.

If you are looking for details about how Calibration MMR works and how to get high Calibration MMR, please read this article. It explains in detail about different aspects of calibration MMR.

What is Dota 2 MMR Ranking?

MMR stands for Match Making Rank /rating. Sometimes we also call it your skill level. While making your match, Dota 2 considers MMR as a primary factor but not the only factor. There are 2 categories of Dota 2 MMR Rank.

  1. Normal Dota 2 MMR: This MMR number is not visible on your profile, but it is stored in the Dota 2 Database. Dota 2 uses this MMR when they are making your normal match. It is different for Solo Player matches, Party matches, and Dota 2 Team matches.
  2. Ranked Dota 2 MMR: This MMR number is shown on your profile and it is used once Dota 2 is making in Ranked Match. It is different for Solo Player matches, Party matches, and Dota 2 Team matches.


What is the Difference Between Normal and Ranked MMR?

Since your day 1 and game 1, your MMR is calculated by Dota 2 even in normal matches. However, in Ranked matches, the only difference of MMR is that it is visible on your profile. Normal MMR is NOT visible on your profile, but Dota 2 knows it. (Source = Official Dota 2 Blog)

This is what Official Dota 2 Blog says about it.

“Dota 2 matchmaking has always calculated MMR and used it to form matches; in ranked matchmaking we make that MMR visible”

In the start, How my Ranked MMR is Calculated?

When you play your first ever match, it is assigned to you randomly. Then whatever you perform in your 1st match, that is taken as a guide and then your next matches are made. Dota 2 Keeps noting your result and performance in all normal matches.

When you reach your experience trophy level 50 you can play Ranked matches. Basically, you get almost 50-100 experience trophy points after each match depending upon the time of the game. So if we take average 75 points, it means you will have to play almost 150 matches to reach 50 levels of experience trophy. Remember its not your new Dota 2 level we are talking about, it is about Experience Trophy points. You need to play 10 calibration matches and after that, your ranked MMR is visible on your profile.

You will get your first ranked match team basing on your normal MMR. Then whatever you perform in your calibration MMR matches you win or lose and so your  MMR increases or decreases. Ultimately after 10 calibration matches your ranked MMR is visible on your profile.

How Dota 2 Calculates all types of MMR?

Let’s see what official Dota 2 site has to say about it. It will be clear to you once you read official information.

Dota 2 uses standard techniques to quantify and track player skill. We assign each player an MMR, which is a summary metric that quantifies your skill at Dota 2. After each match, we update your MMR based on what happened in that match. An extract from official Dota 2 Blog;

We also track our uncertainty about your MMR. New accounts and those playing in Ranked Matchmaking for the first time have high uncertainty. Higher uncertainty allows larger adjustments after each match, and lower uncertainty leads to smaller adjustments. Together, the MMR and uncertainty can be interpreted as a probability distribution of performance in your next game; the MMR itself serves as the mean of this distribution and the uncertainty is its standard deviation. If the match outcomes (both the win/loss and individual performance) repeatedly match our expectations, the uncertainty tends to decrease until it reaches a floor. A surprising match outcome will tend to cause an increase in uncertainty.

Dota 2 actually tracks a total of five MMRs for each player:

  1. Normal matchmaking, playing Solo
  2. Normal matchmaking, playing with a party
  3. Ranked matchmaking, playing solo
  4. Ranked matchmaking, playing with a party
  5. Team rating (Ranked games), when all 5 members of a team collectively play ranked matches as a team.

Each of the three ranked MMRs has its own calibration period. Under certain circumstances, we may need to reactivate calibration if we think the MMR is inaccurate.

You may like to read How to Reset your Dota 2 MMR

How I am Placed in Teams when I am Playing Ranked Calibrating Matches?

They take your hidden MMR from normal matches and use it as a starting point, so they don’t just match you randomly in ranked matches. Also, as soon as you play your first ranked match, your normal and ranked MMR are split and completely separated. From that moment onward, both MMR (Normal and Ranked) are calculated separately based on games (normal + ranked) you play.

This procedure is explained in further detail and with examples in this post.

How do I Increase my Dota 2 MMR Ranking?

In general, when you win, your MMR will go up, and when you lose, your MMR will go down. Win/loss is the primary criteria to update MMR, but individual performance also plays a role, especially when our uncertainty about your MMR is high. It is possible for an individual MMR to increase after a loss or decrease after a win, but, in general, the winning team’s average MMR will increase and the losing team’s MMR will decrease.

For image proof that no increase in MMR after a win in ranked match see images below.

You mentioned Uncertainty in the above point, What is it?

Uncertainty is the standard deviation of a player’s Dota 2 MMR ranking. Let’s see what role it plays according to Dota 2 Wiki.

  • Players with high uncertainty are more likely to be matched with players that differ more greatly in skill level, and vice versa.
  • New accounts with few games played tend to have high uncertainty, while older accounts with many games played tend to have low uncertainty.
  • Since normal and ranked matchmaking are tracked separately, a player who has many normal games will still experience high uncertainty in ranked matchmaking if he or she has only played a few ranked games, and vice versa.
  • Higher uncertainty leads to larger Dota 2 MMR adjustments after each match, and lower uncertainty leads to smaller adjustments.
  • Highly uncertain matches are sometimes called swing games because their outcomes are “breakthrough” moments that are indicative of a player’s MMR progression or regression.
  • If game outcomes (win/loss and individual performance) repeatedly match the system’s expectations, uncertainty will decrease until it reaches a floor.
  • Conversely, unexpected match outcomes will tend to cause an increase in uncertainty.

How much MMR increases / decreases if I win/lose a game?

It is basically the difference between total party MMR which decides how much MMR will change. So there are some examples which I will give first, then I will explain it based on those examples.

In these examples, I will explain only considering you Win in Ranked Match. You can vice-versa yourself.

  • Teams have Exactly same MMR: You will get 23-27 MMR increase.
  • Once Enemy Team has more MMR than Your Team: Then you may get MMR to increase up to 40* depending upon the difference of total average Team MMR.

How Dota 2 MMR Works

  • Once the Enemy team has less MMR than your Team: You may not get any MMR increase, or even your MMR may decrease depending upon how you played in that match. (See image below)
  • So in this image, you can see in the red highlighted area, this user lost matches, but he did not lose any MMR.
  • In the green highlighted area, you can see he won a match but his MMR did not increase.

How Dota 2 MMR Works

  • In all cases, if you abandoned the ranked match, even if you win, your MMR will decrease.

*This is maximum MMR I have seen till today, if anyone has seen more than 40 MMR increase, please show me a screenshot so I can update it.

How Dota 2 Automatic Matchmaking Works?

The main goal of automatic matchmaking in Dota 2 is for players to enjoy the game. The automatic Dota 2 matchmaker searches for matches with the following points (listed in no particular order): (Source = Official Dota 2 Blog)

  1. The teams are balanced. (Each team has a 50% chance to win.)
  2. The difference in skill between the most and least skilled player in the match is minimum. This is related to team balance, but not the same thing.
  3. The difference between experience (measured by the number of games played) between the least experienced player and the most experienced player is minimized. More on this below.
  4. The highest skill Radiant player should have almost the same skill as the highest skill Dire player.
  5. Each team contains about the same number of parties. For example, the matchmaker tries to avoid matching a party of 5 against 5 individual players.
  6. Players’ language preferences contain a common language. Lack of a common language among teammates’ language preferences is strongly avoided. Lack of a common language across the whole match is also avoided, but less strongly.
  7. Wait times shouldn’t be too long.

The automatic matchmaker rarely achieves all of those goals perfectly. When making a match, the automatic matchmaker assigns a quality score for each of the point above and then takes an average for the whole team. If the overall quality score exceeds a threshold, the match is considered “good enough” and the match is finally made.

When my MMR changes and when it does not change?

Dota 2 MMR ranking will not update if:

  • A non-partied member of your team early abandons (Before First Blood) a normal match. However, in Ranked Matches, your MMR will count even if someone leaves before First Blood.
  • Poor network conditions have been detected. A message must appear in the game in order for this to apply.

Dota 2 MMR ranking will update if:

  • Any member of your team late abandons. (After 1st Blood)
  • Any member of your party abandons in any form.

Your MMR will ALWAYS update in ranked matches either you win or lose, even if someone abandons the game at any stage, it will still count.

Where can I see Top MMR Players?

Dota 2 keeps a leader board of top 200 players of All regions separately. You can see it in Dota 2’s LeaderBoard.

Some Important points about Dota 2 MMR ranking?

  • MMR is the main but not the only factor used in matchmaking.
  • The system also takes into account Experience (number of games played), Player Performance, Gold Difference, and various hidden variables.
  • The system does not directly try to achieve any particular win rate for players.
  • However, it does try to ensure that each team has a 50% chance of winning by matching players of similar skill against each other.
  • This means that, over time, win-loss ratios will naturally settle around 50/50 for all but the very best players.
  • The system does not examine individual win/loss streaks or try to end them.
  • Win rate and win count are not related to Dota 2 MMR ranking, nor are they meaningful measures of player skill.
  • According to Valve, player opinions of the MMR system are highly correlated with their recent win rates.

Guys if you have any questions, please post them below in comments, so I can reply and keep a track of all questions. If there are worth mentioning questions, I will add them to this main post. I will update this thread when there is anything new to add.


How to Check Steam Trade URL of Steam Account

Hello guys,

Steam Trade URL is good if you want to carry out trading of steam games like Dota 2, CS-GO and Team Fortress etc. But most of the people do not know how and where to find it. I am going to list a simple and easy way to find / check your steam Trade URL and if you have been spammed with scamming trade offer, I will also show you how you can change that.
So lets go step by step.

Step 1

First of all, login to your steam account on Steam Client or on Official Steam Community website.

Step 2

Now click on your name as shown in picture below and then click on “Inventory”.

how to find steam trade url

Step 3

Now in next window, click on “Trade Offers”. Shown in image below.

how to find steam trade url

Step 4

In next window, click on “Who can send me Trade Offers”.

how to find steam trade url

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Step 5

In next window,, at the end of page, under third Party sites, You will be able to see your Steam Trade URL, copy it from here and use it where ever you want to use.

how to find steam trade url

Now you are done, if you want to already have your steam Trade URL and you are getting spam or scamming trade offers from stupid and low life scammers, you need not to be worried, just click on button below “Create New URL” your Steam Trade URL will be reset and you will get a new Steam trade URL.

how to find steam trade url

[wpsm_titlebox title=”Remember” style=”3″] There is no bar on how many times you get a new trade URL, but remember, once you create a new Steam Trade URL, your old one is gone now, and you can not use it anymore and anyone who tries to use that will get error when he visits it. It is therefore suggested that you do not change this URL time and again.


How to Activate/Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trade/Offers

Steam has introduce a new feature for security of user’s accounts. Now you are able to confirm each and every trade / trade offer through your email address. However some times it becomes a big headache when you are trading items frequently. Then each and every time you carry out any trade either through online Steam Trade or offline Steam Offer, you will have to verify it through your email. So it really becomes annoying.

Well I am writing down few steps for those who do not know how to activate or deactivate your email verification for Steam Trade or Steam Offer.

Login to your steam account using steam client or official steam community website and then lets go step by step.

Step 1

Click on your profile name and then click inventory.


Step 2

On inventory page click on “More” and select “Inventory Privacy Settings”.

How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer
Step 3

In next page, scroll down to bottom of the page and you will see “Confirmation of Trades”. Select if you want to Activate / Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trades. Then click “Save Changes”.

How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Step 4

You will get a pop-up confirmation message, confirm that.
How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Step 5

Then you need to check your email address for email from, in bottom of that email, click “Yes Opt out of trade email confirmation”.

Step 6

When you will click on above mentioned link, you will receive a success message and a success email too.
How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Why to Activate Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers:

  • If Email Verification for Steam Trades is active then valve can retreive your stolen / scammed items.
  • If your account gets compromised, then the hacker will not be able to steal your items un-till he has your email as well.
  • Your steam account becomes more secure and you will have to worry less, even if it gets stolen / hacked.

Why to Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers:

  • Because each and every time you have to confirm annoying emails from valve.
  • You do not want to get spam emails in your email account and you want to keep your inbox clean.

We suggest you to keep Email Verification for Steam Trades switched ON as an extra security measure. Following above method, you can either Activate or Deactivate your Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers.

Level up Dota 2 compendium

How to level up Dota 2 TI5 compendium

Dota 2 TI5 compendium owners have been worried about leveling up their compendium since the day it was released. Till 14th may there were not many ways of leveling up the TI5 compendium and frankly speaking this time it is not like TI4 or TI3 where compendium owners enjoyed more and more benefits without having to pay lots of money. I will be explaining how to level up Dota 2 TI5 compendium.


So thanks to Dota 2 Update on 14th May that it provided us with some other ways of leveling up the compendium, although its still not like old times but “Some thing is better than nothing”.


Here are rewards for your Leveling up Dota 2 TI5 Compendium


level up dota 2 compendium


So lets discuss in detail how can we Level Up our Dota 2 TI5 Compendiums.


  1. Buy Compendium Points from Dota 2 Store: 


If your pocket allows, buy as many compendium points from Dota 2 store as you can. Remember there is no upper limit for your compendium level. With this method you can earn unlimited levels for your TI5 compendium.


How much levels can you earn :

So with money, you can even take it to level 10,000 by spending almost $4,000 +   So you can earn unlimited levels this way.


  1. Complete Compendium Achievements:


There are around 25 achievements as of today. You complete those achievements and you get points which are mentioned below that achievements. Thanks to valve that they have included some more achievements in compendium in recent 14 may update.

But there is a problem, completing achievements get you only a limited amount of points. As of today, you can only get —– points by completing all of your achievements that means you can get only limited levels.

How much levels can you earn :

Limited levels only.


level up dota 2 compendium


  1. Completing Challenges:


There are different challenges given in compendium which needs to be completed during game. There is a compulsion, that you need to win game after completing your selected challenge. Once you win a game you earn a certain amount of reward after completing every challenge.


level up dota 2 compendium


These challenges are very easy in start, then becomes moderate and later on as you complete more and more challenges, they become more and more difficult. It does not mean those can not be completed, but they need lots of team effort skill and game knowledge to complete.

For example, “Deal 1000 damage to heroes in 1 second”. Now people kept thinking bout heroes like Phantom Assassin, Wraith King for their critical strike or tinker with Ethereal blade and Level 5 Dagon, but remember guys it says “Heroes“, why don’t you take AOE spell casters and deal damage in AOE in 1 sec, like Queen of Pain ultimate to 2 heroes and this challenge is gone.


How much levels can you earn :

Limited Levels.


  1. Heroes Challenge:


There are 2 different types of Hero Challenges which can earn you coins and Compendium points.

level up dota 2 compendium

  1. The Ten Hero Challenge gives all Compendium owners the chance to earn additional Compendium Levels by winning normal games with a selection of heroes. The Ten Hero Challenge can be completed up to three times with a different selection of heroes for a total of 450 points (4.5 Levels). Once you complete 10 heroes challenge once you get 150 Points, mean 1.5 levels. So after completing it 3 times, you get 450 points or 4.5 levels. each time you complete 10 hero challenge once, you get different heroes next time. You can also re-roll once in each 10 hero challenge, to change your heroes randomly.
  1. All Compendium owners will now have an additional slot for hero-specific challenges in their list of in-game challenges, which will award both Compendium Coins and points toward Compendium Levels when completed.


After the latest update, now other than All Pick games, you can also complete Challenges in Captains Mode, Captains Draft, Random Draft, Single Draft, and All Random game modes.


How much levels can you earn :

Limited Levels.


  1. Items Recycling:


Whenever you recycle any 10 items, you’ll earn 25 points toward a Compendium Level as well as a Charm of the Crucible Jewel II. There are also three Compendium Achievements for Charms to help you earn more Compendium Points.


How much levels can you earn :

You can recycle unlimited items for unlimited levels.


level up dota 2 compendium


  1. Consuming Item:


You can choose to consume any TI5 Compendium Immortal by right clicking on it in the Armory and choosing the Consume option. You’ll gain 200 Compendium Points (2 Levels) for each Immortal consumed this way. This option suits those players best who have high levels of immortals and they can easily consume some immortals they don’t like to increase level of their compendium.


You can also consume collector’s cache’s sets for 2 levels. Most of those sets are so awesome that you don’t want to consume them


How much levels can you earn :

You can consume unlimited items for unlimited levels.



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How to Enable FPS and Ping in Dota 2

How to Enable FPS and Ping in Dota 2

All those who what to know their in-game pings and FPS (Frame per Second rate) so they know if they are actually lagging because of pings or heating up of computer. Here is a small and easy guide explaining how to enable FPS and Pings in Dota 2. This procedure is explained in simple steps and with images below.


Step 1

Open your steam client and on Dota 2 right click and open “Properties”.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 2

A New window will open in-front of you. In general tab, click on “Set Launch Options”.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 3

Once you completed step 2, a small window will appear. Write “-console” in it and click “OK”

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 4

Now start your game normally, Your Dota 2 will open with a console in it.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 5

Now add “net_graph 1” and click on submit. This will enable FPS and Pings for Dota 2. In case you want to disable it, you need to add “net_graph 0” to turn it off. After you have enabled it, you will see FPS and Pings like this.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2


  • In case you think default font is too big, you can add following command in step 4.

net_graphproportionalfont 0

  • If you want to adjust its location, you can use any of following commands. You can change values to best adjust for your screen size.

net_graphheight 525  <== Changes height, how high on the screen it is.
net_graphinsetbottom 130  <==  Adds additional margin which is added to the height. You could also set this to 0 and increase the height.
net_graphinsetleft 80  <==  Adds margin to the left
net_graphinsetright 0  <==  Adds margin to the right
net_graphinsettop 0  <==  Adds margin to the top



Bonus Content

  • If you Do not want Dota 2 video which appear when you start game, you can add a space and “-novid” in step 3. So it will be like this.

-console –novid


system requirement for Dota 2

System Requirement for Dota 2

System Requirements for Dota 2 – Windows

Minimum Windows System Requirements for Dota 2

Operating System: XP 64 bit

Processor: Pentium 4 – 2.4GHz

RAM: 2 GB for Win XP , 4GB for Vista / Win 7

Graphics Card: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better

DirectX: Version 9.0c 
Internet Connection: 
Broadband Internet connection

Hard Drive: At least 8 GB of free space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card


Recommended Windows System Requirements for Dota 2

Operating System: Windows 7

Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz


Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600

DirectX: Version 9.0c

Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection

Hard Drive Space: 8 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible



System Requirements for Dota 2 – MAC OS

Operating System: OS X Lion 10.7

Processor: Dual core from Intel


Graphics Card: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher

Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection

Hard Drive Space: 8 GB available space


System Requirements for Dota 2  – Steam OS + Linux

Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04

Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1

Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection

Hard Drive Space: 8 GB available space

Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card