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Pause Screen Tip Suggestions

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  • #16
    - Lone Druid: Spirit Bear can pick up runes.
    - Axe: Culling Blade can kill a courier at full health.

    - Intermediate: Unlike most spells—which have a short animation before being cast—active items have no animation and take effect immediately.
    - Intermediate: Many heroes have a noticeable animation before they cast a spell. If you pay attention to enemy heroes, you may be able to dodge some spells.
    - Intermediate: If you are stunned or similarly disabled, the last action attempted during the stun will be immediately executed as soon as the stun wears off.
    - Intermediate/Advanced: Channeling a Town Portal Scroll may take a couple extra seconds if another hero has teleported to the same area recently.
    - Advanced: Attacks have a backswing animation that your hero will attempt to finish, wasting time. Right-clicking after each attack to move closer to your target will allow you to cancel the backswing and thus chase faster.
    Last edited by TheGuywithTheHat; 07-18-2018, 11:55 PM.


    • #17
      There is an option called 'Hide Tips on Loading Screens' ( that doesn't work at all, because right now there are no tips on loading screens at all, regardless of whether you turn it off or on. So..

      1. These tips should be re-introduced to loading screens. And the toggle in options fixed for those who don't want tips on loading screens.
      2. Likewise, a similar option to turn tips on pauses on or off should be created.


      • #18
        Here comes the Enchantress Tips!

        Impetus damage is done based on the range between the two characters when the projectile hits: not when it is thrown.
        Nature's Attendants randomly affects all nearby heroes and creeps: its much less effective stood in a creepwave.
        Enchant now applies a purge: against heroes with buffs save it instead of rushing to cast.

        Does your team have someone who can, or will, build a Force Staff, Medallion, Urn of Shadows or Glimmer Cape? Sometimes its better to itemize for the team than yourself.


        • #19
          Here's everything I came up with in regards to items. I can't seem to find a list of currently included pause tips, so there might be some dupes...

          The Side Shop has all of the components required to build Power Treads, Arcane Boots and Blade Mail.

          The Secret Shop has all of the components required to build Perseverance, Moon Shard, Eye of Skadi, Divine Rapier, Soul Booster, Bloodstone, Scythe of Vyse, Lotus Orb, Heart of Tarrasque and Octarine Core.

          Smoke of Deceit can be activated to disjoint most projectiles as long as you are more than 1025 units from enemy heroes and towers upon activation.

          Mangos can be used to refill an ally hero's mana by holding control as you activate them.

          Healing Salves are only disrupted by Heroes and Roshan. They can be handy to survive damage from enemy towers or creeps.

          Tangos can be used on Iron Branch Trees and wards to destroy them instantly for double the regen duration.

          Bottles can be used to refill an ally hero's mana and health by holding control as you activate them.

          Quelling Blade can be used to instantly destroy trees and enemy wards. This can allow melee Heroes to deward otherwise-unreachable places.

          Infused Raindrop charges will no be used when placed in the backpack. When building into Urn of Shadows, it's often advisable to consume all but one charge and move it to the backpack until you have the other components.

          Blight Stone's armor reduction stacks with subsequent items, such as Medallion of Courage and Desolator.

          If an enemy Hero gains Magic Wand/Stick charges as you cast a spell, you know they had vision of you at the time. This information can be used to find enemy wards.

          Ring of Regen, Ring of Health, Perseverance, Sage's Mask, Void Stone, Bottle and Gem of True Sight are partially shareable. Passing them to an ally lets them fully use it for the time being, but they cannot sell or upgrade them.

          Power Treads can be toggled to Agility in order to slightly increase your proportional regeneration. This is particularly effective when under the effects of rapid regen, such as Mekansm, Shrine and Guardian Greaves.

          Power Treads can be toggled to Intelligence just before casting a spell or item so a smaller portion of your mana pool is consumed.

          Boots of Travel are canceled of the targeted unit dies while channeling. Targeting the back-most creep in a wave can reduce the chances of a canceled teleport.

          Ring of Basilius and Ring of Aquila are best left disabled during the laning phase. This makes it so only allied heroes have their mana and armor increased, thus reducing the amount your creep wave pushes into unsafe territory.

          Shiva's Guard provides flying vision in an 800 unit area around the caster immediately upon use. This makes it very handy for searching amidst trees, up elevation or into Roshan's pit.

          Manta Style can disjoint projectiles upon activation, as well as completely dodging incoming effects with the .1 second invincibility-window it grants.

          Armlet Mordiggian can be rapidly toggled off and on again at critical health to return to 450 hp. While this does briefly reduce you to 1 hp during the toggle, effective timing can render you nigh-unkillable.

          Shadow Amulet, Shadow Blade and Glimmer Cape can be activated during channels without disrupting them.

          Despite not piercing Spell Immunity, Silver Edge and Heaven's Halberd cannot be dispelled if placed beforehand.

          Eye of Skadi fully pierces Spell Immunity and cannot be dispelled.


          • #20
            Blade Mail is an item best used when you have enough HP to tank the whole duration. Turning it on when you have already taken 90% damage usually doesn't help much.


            • #21
              Using Manta Style gives the user a very brief period of invulnerability, which if timed correctly gives the ability to dodge even spells that can't be avoided otherwise.


              • #22
                I think this tip in-game should be changed : Monkey king bar will grant you True Strike , which prevents enemy heroes from evading your attacks even when attacking uphill . True strike does not work on buildings .
                Instead of telling players about true strike mechanic (that only ember talent now has) tell them about monkey king bars passive pierce for example that works almost the same as accuracy mechanic
                Monkey king bar grants you a passive Pierce that will prevent your enemies from evading your attacks with a 75% chance along with a 100 bonus magical damage from the pierce. Pierce effect does not work on enemy structures .


                • #23
                  > This tip currently exists, but armour was changed to be 1 armour per 6 agility, so 1 agility should give 0,17 armour.

                  Shouldn't it be 0.16?
                  7.13: Reduced armor per agility from 0.17 (1/6) to 0.16.


                  • #24

                    Strength: 0.08% magic res, 18 health, and 0.55% health regen amp
                    Agility: 0.16 armor, 0.05% movement speed, and 1 attack speed
                    Intelligence: 0.07% spell damage amp, 12 mana, and 1.8% mana regen amp

                    No more fractions like (1/6) are used.

                    Also, another loading screen tip related to attributes: Your hero gains 25% more stats from each primary attribute point than other heroes do, except for the attack damage bonus, which is always 1 per point.

                    Strength heroes get 0.1% magic res, 22.5 health, and 0.69% health re gen amp
                    Agility heroes get 0.2 armor, 0.063% movement speed, and 1.25 attack speed
                    Intelligence heroes get 0.088% spell daamge amp, 15 mana, and 2.25% mana regen amp
                    Last edited by bu3ny; 07-19-2018, 05:21 AM.
                    Please, just call me buny.


                    • #25
                      "Scan will not detect enemies inside Roshan's pit."

                      "If you are dying too quickly to use an important skill in team fights, consider buying an Aeon Disk."

                      "Often, the basic dispel provided by Lotus Orb is more important than reflecting a skill - consider saving Echo Shell if the enemy has important debuffs that can be removed with it."

                      "Your main inventory has six slots, but you can also store (but not use) additional items in your backpack (the bottom three slots)."

                      "Items cooldown at half the rate when not in your main inventory."

                      "You can move items to and from your backpack when needed, but, unless you are near a shop, they will be inactive for six seconds."
                      Last edited by Lattyware; 07-19-2018, 07:10 AM.


                      • #26
                        "It's definitely cool to play DotA 2. But do not forget that sometimes you need to take a walk."


                        • #27
                          "If you crash when loading Underhollow, too bad, because we can't help you."

                          "Remember that you're playing a video game with other human beings."

                          "The goal of DOTA2 is to destroy the opponents Ancient."

                          "Being nice to other players will improve your chances of winning."
                          Last edited by Gozuu; 07-19-2018, 08:54 AM.


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by pandevich View Post
                            "It's definitely cool to play DotA 2. But do not forget that sometimes you need to take a walk."
                            There's a similar tip already: "Remember to stand up and stretch between matches." (dota_tip_universal_19)


                            • #29
                              "You can assign both normal cast and quickast to an item slot"

                              "You can aggro creeps even when there are no heroes nearby by right clicking an hero in other lanes"

                              "Creeps have an aggro range of 500 and have a cooldown of 2 seconds"

                              "It's a good time to push when Siege creeps spawn every 5th minute"

                              "It's possible to win vs Mega creeps"

                              "You can reset tower aggro by right clicking a friendly unit"

                              "Smokes are used to bypass wards and to disjoint projectiles when enemy units are not near"

                              "It's good to pop a dust if smoke pops and there isn't any hero nearby"

                              "TP Behind Trees where enemy doesn't see the TP"


                              • #30
                                Maybe a bit silly, but "Did your teammate just pull off a great play? Don't hesitate to compliment them!"