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Cheats can be used in practice games to test various settings. They can be enabled in lobbies in the settings. This setting allows players to use various chat commands and grants shared control over bot heroes.

Besides this, the player can also enable cheats via the console with the sv_cheats 1 command. A lot of console commands require this command before working, even when the player turned cheats on in the lobby settings.

These cheats are approved by Valve for testing purposes and their use will not result in penalties. Using third party modifications in-game however, will result in a ban.

Cheat Commands

When enabling cheats through the lobby settings, the players are able to use these chat commands. All of these commands also have a console command equivalent, many of which are only usable once the host enabled sv_cheats.

Chat command Equivalent console command Effect
-lvlup # dota_dev hero_level # Increases the level of the user's hero by #. Cannot take away levels.
-levelbots # dota_bot_give_level # Increases the level of all bots' heroes by #. Cannot take away levels.
-lvlmax or

-levelmax

dota_dev hero_maxlevel Levels the user's hero and all their abilities to the max.
-gold # dota_dev player_givegold # Grants the user # unreliable gold. Using negative numbers takes away gold.
-item <name> dota_create_item <name> Gives the user's primary hero the named item.
-givebots <name> dota_bot_give_item <name> Gives all bots' primary heroes the named item.
-refresh dota_dev hero_refresh Replenishes all heroes' and illusions' (own, allied and enemy) health and mana to full, and refreshes their ability and item cooldowns. Also resets the cooldowns of
Glyph of Fortification and Scan. Does not affect Buyback cooldown.
-respawn dota_dev hero_respawn Forces the user's hero to respawn. Also works while the hero is alive, moving them to the team fountain, replenishing health and mana.
-startgame dota_dev forcegamestart Forces the match to start immediately, skipping the prepare phase. Using this command after the match starts has no effect.
-spawncreeps dota_spawn_creeps Instantly spawns lane creeps on each lane for both teams.
-spawnneutrals dota_spawn_neutrals Instantly spawns neutral creeps at each camp. Does not spawn when other neutral creeps are within the spawn area, but ignores other units.
-disablecreepspawn
-enablecreepspawn
dota_creeps_no_spawning 1/0 Disables lane and neutral creep spawning (except Roshan).
Enables lane and neutral creep spawning.
-spawnrune dota_spawn_rune Spawns runes at all rune spots; Bounty runes and Power-up runes.
-killwards dota_dev killwards Destroys all placed Sentry Ward icon Sentry Wards and Observer Ward icon Observer Wards.
-clearwards dota_clear_wards Destroys all placed Observer Ward icon Observer Wards.
-createhero <name>
-createhero <name> neutral
-createhero <name> enemy
dota_create_unit <name>
dota_create_unit <name> neutral
dota_create_unit <name> enemy
Creates the named unit or hero as an ally, neutral or enemy. The unit spawns where the user's mouse courser is pointing. Can spawn any unit (even Roshan, but without Aegis, Cheese, Refresher Shard and Aghanin's Blessing), not only heroes.
Neutral heroes cannot be created. Attempting to do so spawns them as Radiant heroes without a slot aligned for them.
Spawning buildings this way always appear at the map center and are always invulnerable. Some spawned summons may not have their abilities.
-dumpbots dota_bot_dump_state Displays AI status.
-wtf
-unwtf
dota_ability_debug 1/0 Disables mana cost and cooldown of abilities and items, and applies the same effects as -refresh
Enables mana cost and cooldown of abilities and items.
-allvision
-normalvision
dota_all_vision 1/0
or
dota_all_vision_enable
dota_all_vision_disable
Enables shared vision between Radiant and Dire.
Disables shared vision between the teams.
-teleport dota_dev hero_teleport Teleports the selected hero to the current cursor location.
-trees dota_treerespawn Respawns all trees on the map, taking tree spawn blocking into account.
-win dota_win Instantly destroys the enemy's Ancient.
-gottagofast dota_gotta_go_fast Sets hero level to the maximum, and fills the inventory with Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha, Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance, Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger, Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity, Silver Edge icon Silver Edge, and Boots of Travel 2 icon Boots of Travel 2.
-rapgod dota_rap_god Sets hero level to the maximum, and fills the inventory with 3 Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapiers, Daedalus icon Daedalus, Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque Boots of Travel 2 icon Boots of Travel 2, Aghanim's Blessing icon Aghanim's Blessing and Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.
-hurtmebad dota_hero_nearlethaldamage Reduces the hero's current health to 1. Does not trigger any on-damage events.
-suicide dota_hero_suicide Instantly kills the hero.
-takeherophotos dota_takephotos Unknown.
-killcreeps radiant/dire/neutral/all dota_kill_creeps radiant/dire/neutral/all Instantly kills radiant/dire/neutral/all creeps. Does not trigger any on-death events.

Item names

These are used with the -item and -givebots chat commands or the dota_create_item and dota_bot_give_item console commands. Every item has an internal name in the game files. In order to create items, these internal names have to be used, and not the ingame item name. The item's whole internal name is not required, it will match to a substring to create the item.

Examples:

-item item_blink
-givebots item_arcane_boots
dota_create_item item_greater_crit
dota_bot_give_item item_demon_edge

Items in light grey fields have internal names which do not match their ingame name.

Items in dark grey fields are completely removed and can no longer be created.

Basic Items

Item Internal name
Aegis of the Immortal icon Aegis of the Immortal item_aegis
Animal Courier icon Animal Courier item_courier
Band of Elvenskin icon Band of Elvenskin item_boots_of_elves
Belt of Strength icon Belt of Strength item_belt_of_strength
Blade of Alacrity icon Blade of Alacrity item_blade_of_alacrity
Blades of Attack icon Blades of Attack item_blades_of_attack
Blight Stone icon Blight Stone item_blight_stone
Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger item_blink
Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed item_boots
Bottle icon Bottle item_bottle
Broadsword icon Broadsword item_broadsword
Chainmail icon Chainmail item_chainmail
Cheese icon Cheese item_cheese
Circlet icon Circlet item_circlet
Clarity icon Clarity item_clarity
Claymore icon Claymore item_claymore
Cloak icon Cloak item_cloak
Crown icon Crown item_crown
Demon Edge icon Demon Edge item_demon_edge
Dust of Appearance icon Dust of Appearance item_dust
Eaglesong icon Eaglesong item_eagle
Enchanted Mango icon Enchanted Mango item_enchanted_mango
Energy Booster icon Energy Booster item_energy_booster
Faerie Fire icon Faerie Fire item_faerie_fire
Flying Courier icon Flying Courier item_flying_courier
Gauntlets of Strength icon Gauntlets of Strength item_gauntlets
Gem of True Sight icon Gem of True Sight item_gem
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter item_ghost
Gloves of Haste icon Gloves of Haste item_gloves
Healing Salve icon Healing Salve item_flask
Helm of Iron Will icon Helm of Iron Will item_helm_of_iron_will
Hyperstone icon Hyperstone item_hyperstone
Infused Raindrop icon Infused Raindrops item_infused_raindrop
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch item_branches
Javelin icon Javelin item_javelin
Magic Stick icon Magic Stick item_magic_stick
Mantle of Intelligence icon Mantle of Intelligence item_mantle
Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer item_mithril_hammer
Morbid Mask icon Morbid Mask item_lifesteal
Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff item_mystic_staff
Observer Ward icon Observer Ward item_ward_observer
Ogre Axe icon Ogre Axe item_ogre_axe
Orb of Venom icon Orb of Venom item_orb_of_venom
Platemail icon Platemail item_platemail
Point Booster icon Point Booster item_point_booster
Quarterstaff icon Quarterstaff item_quarterstaff
Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade item_quelling_blade
Reaver icon Reaver item_reaver
Refresher Shard icon Refresher Shard item_refresher_shard
Ring of Health icon Ring of Health item_ring_of_health
Ring of Protection icon Ring of Protection item_ring_of_protection
Ring of Regen icon Ring of Regen item_ring_of_regen
Ring of Tarrasque icon Ring of Tarrasque item_ring_of_tarrasque
Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi item_robe
Sacred Relic icon Sacred Relic item_relic
Sage's Mask icon Sage's Mask item_sobi_mask
Sentry Ward icon Sentry Ward item_ward_sentry
Shadow Amulet icon Shadow Amulet item_shadow_amulet
Slippers of Agility icon Slippers of Agility item_slippers
Smoke of Deceit icon Smoke of Deceit item_smoke_of_deceit
Staff of Wizardry icon Staff of Wizardry item_staff_of_wizardry
Stout Shield icon Stout Shield item_stout_shield
Talisman of Evasion icon Talisman of Evasion item_talisman_of_evasion
Tango icon Tango item_tango
Tango (Shared) icon Tango (Shared) item_tango_single
Tome of Knowledge icon Tome of Knowledge item_tome_of_knowledge
Town Portal Scroll icon Town Portal Scroll item_tpscroll
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb item_ultimate_orb
Vitality Booster icon Vitality Booster item_vitality_booster
Void Stone icon Void Stone item_void_stone
Wind Lace icon Wind Lace item_wind_lace

Upgraded Items

Item Internal name Internal Default recipe icon Recipe name 1
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade item_abyssal_blade item_recipe_abyssal_blade
Aeon Disk icon Aeon Disk item_aeon_disk item_recipe_aeon_disk
Aether Lens icon Aether Lens item_aether_lens item_recipe_aether_lens
Aghanim's Blessing icon Aghanim's Blessing item_ultimate_scepter_2 item_recipe_ultimate_scepter
Aghanim's Blessing - Roshan icon Aghanim's Blessing - Roshan item_ultimate_scepter_roshan
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter item_ultimate_scepter
Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard item_aghanims_shard
Arcane Boots icon Arcane Boots item_arcane_boots item_recipe_arcane_boots
Armlet of Mordiggian icon Armlet of Mordiggian item_armlet item_recipe_armlet
Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass item_assault item_recipe_assault
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury item_bfury item_recipe_bfury
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar item_black_king_bar item_recipe_black_king_bar
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail item_blade_mail item_recipe_blade_mail
Bloodstone icon Bloodstone item_bloodstone item_recipe_bloodstone
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn item_bloodthorn item_recipe_bloodthorn
Boots of Travel icon Boots of Travel item_travel_boots item_recipe_travel_boots
Boots of Travel 2 icon Boots of Travel 2 item_travel_boots_2 item_recipe_travel_boots_2
Bracer icon Bracer item_bracer item_recipe_bracer
Buckler icon Buckler item_buckler item_recipe_buckler
Butterfly icon Butterfly item_butterfly item_recipe_butterfly
Crimson Guard icon Crimson Guard item_crimson_guard item_recipe_crimson_guard
Crystalys icon Crystalys item_lesser_crit item_recipe_lesser_crit
Daedalus icon Daedalus item_greater_crit item_recipe_greater_crit
Dagon icon Dagon2 item_dagon_# (1-5) item_recipe_dagon
Desolator icon Desolator item_desolator item_recipe_desolator
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade item_diffusal_blade item_recipe_diffusal_blade
Diffusal Blade 2 icon Diffusal Blade 2 item_diffusal_blade_2 item_recipe_diffusal_blade
Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance item_dragon_lance item_recipe_dragon_lance
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance item_ancient_janggo item_recipe_ancient_janggo
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre item_echo_sabre item_recipe_echo_sabre
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade item_ethereal_blade item_recipe_ethereal_blade
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity item_cyclone item_recipe_cyclone
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi item_skadi item_recipe_skadi
Force Staff icon Force Staff item_force_staff item_recipe_force_staff
Glimmer Cape icon Glimmer Cape item_glimmer_cape item_recipe_glimmer_cape
Guardian Greaves icon Guardian Greaves item_guardian_greaves item_recipe_guardian_greaves
Hand of Midas icon Hand of Midas item_hand_of_midas item_recipe_hand_of_midas
Headdress icon Headdress item_headdress item_recipe_headdress
Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque item_heart item_recipe_heart
Heaven's Halberd icon Heaven's Halberd item_heavens_halberd item_recipe_heavens_halberd
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator item_helm_of_the_dominator item_recipe_helm_of_the_dominator
Hood of Defiance icon Hood of Defiance item_hood_of_defiance item_recipe_hood_of_defiance
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike item_hurricane_pike item_recipe_hurricane_pike
Iron Talon icon Iron Talon3 item_iron_talon item_recipe_iron_talon
Kaya icon Kaya item_kaya item_recipe_kaya
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange item_kaya_and_sange
Khanda icon Khanda item_angels_demise item_recipe_angels_demise
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere item_sphere item_recipe_sphere
Lotus Orb icon Lotus Orb item_lotus_orb item_recipe_lotus_orb
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom item_maelstrom item_recipe_maelstrom
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand item_magic_wand item_recipe_magic_wand
Manta Style icon Manta Style item_manta item_recipe_manta
Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness item_mask_of_madness item_recipe_mask_of_madness
Medallion of Courage icon Medallion of Courage item_medallion_of_courage item_recipe_medallion_of_courage
Mekansm icon Mekansm item_mekansm item_recipe_mekansm
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer item_meteor_hammer item_recipe_meteor_hammer
Mjollnir icon Mjollnir item_mjollnir item_recipe_mjollnir
Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar item_monkey_king_bar item_recipe_monkey_king_bar
Moon Shard icon Moon Shard item_moon_shard item_recipe_moon_shard
Necronomicon icon Necronomicon2 item_necronomicon_# (1-3) item_recipe_necronomicon
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman item_null_talisman item_recipe_null_talisman
Nullifier icon Nullifier item_nullifier item_recipe_nullifier
Oblivion Staff icon Oblivion Staff item_oblivion_staff item_recipe_oblivion_staff
Observer and Sentry Wards icon Observer and Sentry Wards item_ward_dispenser item_recipe_ward_dispenser
Octarine Core icon Octarine Core item_octarine_core item_recipe_octarine_core
Orb of Corrosion icon Orb of Corrosion item_orb_of_corrosion
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence item_orchid item_recipe_orchid
Perseverance icon Perseverance item_pers item_recipe_pers
Phase Boots icon Phase Boots item_phase_boots item_recipe_phase_boots
Pipe of Insight icon Pipe of Insight item_pipe item_recipe_pipe
Poor Man's Shield icon Poor Man's Shield3 item_poor_mans_shield item_recipe_poor_mans_shield
Power Treads icon Power Treads item_power_treads item_recipe_power_treads
Radiance icon Radiance item_radiance item_recipe_radiance
Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapier item_rapier item_recipe_rapier
Refresher Orb icon Refresher Orb item_refresher item_recipe_refresher
Ring of Aquila icon Ring of Aquila3 item_ring_of_aquila item_recipe_ring_of_aquila
Ring of Basilius icon Ring of Basilius item_ring_of_basilius item_recipe_ring_of_basilius
Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos item_rod_of_atos item_recipe_rod_of_atos
Sange icon Sange item_sange item_recipe_sange
Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha item_sange_and_yasha item_recipe_sange_and_yasha
Satanic icon Satanic item_satanic item_recipe_satanic
Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse item_sheepstick item_recipe_sheepstick
Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade item_invis_sword item_recipe_invis_sword
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard item_shivas_guard item_recipe_shivas_guard
Silver Edge icon Silver Edge item_silver_edge item_recipe_silver_edge
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher item_basher item_recipe_basher
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest item_solar_crest item_recipe_solar_crest
Soul Booster icon Soul Booster item_soul_booster item_recipe_soul_booster
Soul Ring icon Soul Ring item_soul_ring item_recipe_soul_ring
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel item_spirit_vessel item_recipe_spirit_vessel
Tranquil Boots icon Tranquil Boots item_tranquil_boots item_recipe_tranquil_boots
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows item_urn_of_shadows item_recipe_urn_of_shadows
Vanguard icon Vanguard item_vanguard item_recipe_vanguard
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord item_veil_of_discord item_recipe_veil_of_discord
Vladmir's Offering icon Vladmir's Offering item_vladmir item_recipe_vladmir
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band item_wraith_band item_recipe_wraith_band
Yasha icon Yasha item_yasha item_recipe_yasha
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya item_yasha_and_kaya
  • 1 Every item upgrade has a recipe listed in the game, even when the items' recipes do not use a recipe scroll.
  • 2 If no number is entered after the name, the game will automatically create level 1 version.
  • 3 These items have been removed from the shop, but can still be created via cheats.

Neutral Items

Item Internal name
Tier 1
Arcane Ring icon Arcane Ring item_arcane_ring
Broom Handle icon Broom Handle item_broom_handle
Faded Broach icon Faded Broach item_faded_broach
Iron Talon icon Iron Talon item_iron_talon
Ironwood Tree icon Ironwood Tree item_ironwood_tree
Keen Optic icon Queen Optic item_keen_optic
Mango Tree icon Mango Tree item_mango_tree
Ocean Heart icon Ocean Heart item_ocean_heart
Poor Man's Shield icon Poor Man's Shield item_poor_mans_shield
Royal Jelly 1 icon Royal Jelly item_royal_jelly
Trusty Shovel icon Trusty Shovel item_trusty_shovel
Tier 2
Clumsy Net icon Clumsy Net item_clumsy_net
Dragon Scale icon Dragon Scale item_dragon_scale
Essence Ring icon Essence Ring item_essence_ring
Grove Bow icon Grove Bow item_grove_bow
Imp Claw icon Imp Claw item_imp_claw
Nether Shawl icon Nether Shawl item_nether_shawl
Philosopher's Stone icon Philosopher's Stone item_philosophers_stone
Pupil's Gift icon Pupil's Gift item_pupils_gift
Ring of Aquila icon Ring of Aquila item_ring_of_aquila
Vambrace icon Vambrace item_vambrace
Vampire Fangs icon Vampire Fangs item_vampire_fangs
Tier 3
Craggy Coat icon Craggy Coat item_craggy_coat
Enchanted Quiver icon Enchanted Quiver item_enchanted_quiver
Greater Faerie Fire icon Greater Faerie Fire item_greater_faerie_fire
Mind Breaker icon Mind Breaker item_mind_breaker
Orb of Destruction icon Orb of Destruction item_orb_of_destruction
Paladin Sword icon Paladin Sword item_paladin_sword
Quickening Charm icon Quickening Charm item_quickening_charm
Repair Kit icon Repair Kit item_repair_kit
Spider Legs icon Spider Legs item_spider_legs
Telescope icon Telescope item_spy_gadget
Titan Sliver icon Titan Sliver item_titan_sliver
Tier 4
Flicker icon Flicker item_flicker
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer item_havoc_hammer
Illusionist's Cape icon Illusionist's Cape item_illusionsts_cape
Magic Lamp icon Magic Lamp item_panic_button
Minotaur Horn icon Minotaur Horn item_minotaur_horn
Ninja Gear icon Ninja Gear item_ninja_gear
Prince's Knife icon Prince's Knife item_princes_knife
Spell Prism icon Spell Prism item_spell_prism
The Leveller icon The Leveller item_the_leveller
Timeless Relic icon Timeless Relic item_timeless_relic
Witless Shako icon Witless Shako item_witless_shako
Tier 5
Apex icon Apex item_apex
Ballista icon Ballista item_ballista
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead item_demonicon
Ex Machina icon Ex Machina item_ex_machina
Arcanist's Armor icon Arcanist's Armor item_force_field
Fallen Sky icon Fallen Sky item_fallen_sky
Force Boots icon Force Boots item_force_boots
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield item_mirror_shield
Pirate Hat icon Pirate Hat item_pirate_hat
Seer Stone icon Seer Stone item_seer_stone
Stygian Desolator icon Stygian Desolator item_desolator_2
Trident icon Trident item_recipe_trident
Woodland Striders icon Woodland Striders item_woodland_striders
Removed
Elixir icon Elixir item_elixir
Fallen Sky icon Fallen Sky Recipe item_recipe_fallen_sky
Fusion Rune icon Fusion Rune item_fusion_rune
Helm of the Undying icon Helm of the Undying item_helm_of_the_undying
Ironwood Tree icon Ironwood Tree Recipe item_recipe_ironwood_tree
Phoenix Ash icon Phoenix Ash item_phoenix_ash
Third Eye icon Third Eye item_third_eye
Tome of Aghanim icon Tome of Aghanim item_tome_of_aghanim
Vambrace icon Vambrace Recipe item_recipe_vambrace
Unreleased
Dimensional Doorway icon Dimensional Doorway item_dimensional_doorway
Greater Mango icon Greater Mango item_greater_mango
Horizon icon Horizon item_horizon

Event items

Item Internal name
Diretide
Diretide Greevil Taffy icon Greevil Taffy item_halloween_candy_corn
Unused Halloween items
Default recipe icon Mystery Rune Meat Hook item_mystery_hook
Default recipe icon Mystery Rune Mirana Arrow item_mystery_arrow
Default recipe icon Mystery Missile item_mystery_missile
Default recipe icon Mystery Toss item_mystery_toss
Default recipe icon Mystery Vacuum item_mystery_vacuum
Halloween Rapier icon Halloween Rapier item_halloween_rapier
Greeviling
Greeviling Greevil Whistle icon Greevil Whistle item_greevil_whistle_toggle
Greeviling Xmas Stocking icon Xmas Stocking item_winter_stocking
Greeviling Speed Skates icon Speed Skates item_winter_skates
Greeviling Fruit-bit Cake icon Fruit-bit Cake item_winter_cake
Greeviling Wizard Cookie icon Wizard Cookie item_winter_cookie
Greeviling Cocoa with Marshmallows icon Cocoa with Marshmallows item_winter_coco
Greeviling Clove Studded Ham icon Clove Studded Ham item_winter_ham
Greeviling Kringle icon Kringle item_winter_kringle
Greeviling Snow Mushroom icon Snow Mushroom item_winter_mushroom
Greeviling Greevil Treat icon Greevil Treat item_winter_greevil_treat
Greeviling Greevil Chow icon Greevil Chow item_winter_greevil_garbage
Greeviling Greevil Blink Bone icon Greevil Blink Bone item_winter_grevil_chewy
Unused Greeviling items
Greeviling Greevil Whistle icon Greevil Whistle item_greevil_whistle
Unknown icon Xmas Present item_present
Wraith-Night
Greater Clarity icon Greater Clarity item_greater_clarity
Greater Salve icon Greater Salve item_greater_flask
Wraith-Night Arcane Boots II icon Arcane Boots II item_arcane_boots_2
Wraith-Night Slippers of Halcyon icon Slippers of Halcyon item_tranquil_boots_2
New Bloom Festival 2014
Fighting the Year Beast Flinching Firecrackers icon Flinching Firecrackers item_firecrackers
Fighting the Year Beast Firework Mine icon Firework Mine item_firework_mine
Fighting the Year Beast Scare the Beast icon Scare the Beast item_scare_the_beast
Fighting the Year Beast Force Boots icon Force Boots (Fighting the Year Beast) item_force_boots
Fighting the Year Beast Desolator 2 icon Desolator 2 item_desolator_2
Crimson Guard icon Crimson Guard item_crimson_guard
Fighting the Year Beast Vermillion Robe icon Vermillion Robe item_vermillion_robe
The International 2016
River Vial: Chrome icon River Vial: Chrome item_river_painter
River Vial: Dry icon River Vial: Dry item_river_painter2
River Vial: Slime icon River Vial: Slime item_river_painter3
River Vial: Oil icon River Vial: Oil item_river_painter4
River Vial: Electric icon River Vial: Electric item_river_painter5
River Vial: Potion icon River Vial: Potion item_river_painter6
River Vial: Blood icon River Vial: Blood item_river_painter7
Mutation Mode
Greeviling Gift icon Pocket Roshan item_pocket_roshan
Place Building item icon Pocket Tower item_pocket_tower
Super Blink Dagger icon Super Blink Dagger item_super_blink

Unit names

These are used with the -createhero chat command or the dota_create_unit console command. Just like with creating items, in order to create heroes or units, their internal file names have to be used. Using their actual ingame name does not work (unless it can be used as a syntax as explained below).

Syntax

Unlike with creating items, the game does recognize syntaxes, allowing the user to shorten the command. The full command for creating heroes would be for example:

-createhero npc_dota_hero_clinkz
dota_create_unit npc_dota_hero_lina enemy

In these cases, the "npc_dota_hero_" part can be left out. The following commands are also valid:

-createhero clinkz
dota_create_unit lina enemy

Additionally, the entirety of the hero's name need not be added if it is sufficiently long enough to identify the hero. For example, all of the following commands will spawn an allied Anti-Mage unit:

-createhero npc_dota_hero_antimage
-createhero antimage
-createhero an

The parameter need not necessarily be the beginning of their name either. The command,

-createhero mage

will also spawn an Anti-Mage, just as how the commands,

-createhero pain
-createhero bringer
-createhero zor

will spawn Queen of Pain, Doom, and Razor units respectively.

The same applies to all non-hero units which can be created. The commands

-createhero npc_dota_neutral_mud_golem
-createhero npc_dota_eidolon

can be shortened to

-createhero mud
-createhero eidolon

to spawn a Mud Golem or an Eidolon. However, if a syntax matches to a hero and a non-hero unit, the game will prioritize the hero. For example -createhero troll will always create the hero Troll Warlord and never any of the neutral troll creeps, even though the troll syntax are used by them all.

Hero Names

Most of the heroes' internal name matches their ingame name. Some, however rather match their old, alpha or beta names.

Heroes in grey fields have internal names which do not match their ingame name.

Heroes in dark grey are disabled.

Hero Internal name
Abaddon minimap icon Abaddon npc_dota_hero_abaddon
Alchemist minimap icon Alchemist npc_dota_hero_alchemist
Anti-Mage minimap icon Anti-Mage npc_dota_hero_antimage
Ancient Apparition minimap icon Ancient Apparition npc_dota_hero_ancient_apparition
Arc Warden minimap icon Arc Warden npc_dota_hero_arc_warden
Axe minimap icon Axe npc_dota_hero_axe
Bane minimap icon Bane npc_dota_hero_bane
Batrider minimap icon Batrider npc_dota_hero_batrider
Beastmaster minimap icon Beastmaster npc_dota_hero_beastmaster
Bloodseeker minimap icon Bloodseeker npc_dota_hero_bloodseeker
Bounty Hunter minimap icon Bounty Hunter npc_dota_hero_bounty_hunter
Brewmaster minimap icon Brewmaster npc_dota_hero_brewmaster
Bristleback minimap icon Bristleback npc_dota_hero_bristleback
Broodmother minimap icon Broodmother npc_dota_hero_broodmother
Centaur Warrunner minimap icon Centaur Warrunner npc_dota_hero_centaur
Chaos Knight minimap icon Chaos Knight npc_dota_hero_chaos_knight
Chen minimap icon Chen npc_dota_hero_chen
Clinkz minimap icon Clinkz npc_dota_hero_clinkz
Clockwerk minimap icon Clockwerk npc_dota_hero_rattletrap
Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden npc_dota_hero_crystal_maiden
Dark Seer minimap icon Dark Seer npc_dota_hero_dark_seer
Dark Willow minimap icon Dark Willow npc_dota_hero_dark_willow
Dawnbreaker minimap icon Dawnbreaker npc_dota_hero_dawnbreaker
Dazzle minimap icon Dazzle npc_dota_hero_dazzle
Death Prophet minimap icon Death Prophet npc_dota_hero_death_prophet
Disruptor minimap icon Disruptor npc_dota_hero_disruptor
Doom minimap icon Doom npc_dota_hero_doom_bringer
Dragon Knight minimap icon Dragon Knight npc_dota_hero_dragon_knight
Drow Ranger minimap icon Drow Ranger npc_dota_hero_drow_ranger
Earth Spirit minimap icon Earth Spirit npc_dota_hero_earth_spirit
Earthshaker minimap icon Earthshaker npc_dota_hero_earthshaker
Elder Titan minimap icon Elder Titan npc_dota_hero_elder_titan
Ember Spirit minimap icon Ember Spirit npc_dota_hero_ember_spirit
Enchantress minimap icon Enchantress npc_dota_hero_enchantress
Enigma minimap icon Enigma npc_dota_hero_enigma
Faceless Void minimap icon Faceless Void npc_dota_hero_faceless_void
Grimstroke minimap icon Grimstroke npc_dota_hero_grimstroke
Gyrocopter minimap icon Gyrocopter npc_dota_hero_gyrocopter
Hoodwink minimap icon Hoodwink npc_dota_hero_hoodwink
Huskar minimap icon Huskar npc_dota_hero_huskar
Invoker minimap icon Invoker npc_dota_hero_invoker
Io minimap icon Io npc_dota_hero_wisp
Jakiro minimap icon Jakiro npc_dota_hero_jakiro
Juggernaut minimap icon Juggernaut npc_dota_hero_juggernaut
Keeper of the Light minimap icon Keeper of the Light npc_dota_hero_keeper_of_the_light
Kunkka minimap icon Kunkka npc_dota_hero_kunkka
Legion Commander minimap icon Legion Commander npc_dota_hero_legion_commander
Leshrac minimap icon Leshrac npc_dota_hero_leshrac
Lich minimap icon Lich npc_dota_hero_lich
Lifestealer minimap icon Lifestealer npc_dota_hero_life_stealer
Lina minimap icon Lina npc_dota_hero_lina
Lion minimap icon Lion npc_dota_hero_lion
Lone Druid minimap icon Lone Druid npc_dota_hero_lone_druid
Luna minimap icon Luna npc_dota_hero_luna
Lycan minimap icon Lycan npc_dota_hero_lycan
Magnus minimap icon Magnus npc_dota_hero_magnataur
Marci minimap icon Marci npc_dota_hero_marci
Mars minimap icon Mars npc_dota_hero_mars
Medusa minimap icon Medusa npc_dota_hero_medusa
Meepo minimap icon Meepo npc_dota_hero_meepo
Mirana minimap icon Mirana npc_dota_hero_mirana
Morphling minimap icon Morphling npc_dota_hero_morphling
Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King npc_dota_hero_monkey_king
Naga Siren minimap icon Naga Siren npc_dota_hero_naga_siren
Nature's Prophet minimap icon Nature's Prophet npc_dota_hero_furion
Necrophos minimap icon Necrophos npc_dota_hero_necrolyte
Night Stalker minimap icon Night Stalker npc_dota_hero_night_stalker
Nyx Assassin minimap icon Nyx Assassin npc_dota_hero_nyx_assassin
Ogre Magi minimap icon Ogre Magi npc_dota_hero_ogre_magi
Omniknight minimap icon Omniknight npc_dota_hero_omniknight
Oracle minimap icon Oracle npc_dota_hero_oracle
Outworld Destroyer minimap icon Outworld Destroyer npc_dota_hero_obsidian_destroyer
Pangolier minimap icon Pangolier npc_dota_hero_pangolier
Phantom Assassin minimap icon Phantom Assassin npc_dota_hero_phantom_assassin
Phantom Lancer minimap icon Phantom Lancer npc_dota_hero_phantom_lancer
Phoenix minimap icon Phoenix npc_dota_hero_phoenix
Primal Beast minimap icon Primal Beast npc_dota_hero_primal_beast
Puck minimap icon Puck npc_dota_hero_puck
Pudge minimap icon Pudge npc_dota_hero_pudge
Pugna minimap icon Pugna npc_dota_hero_pugna
Queen of Pain minimap icon Queen of Pain npc_dota_hero_queenofpain
Razor minimap icon Razor npc_dota_hero_razor
Riki minimap icon Riki npc_dota_hero_riki
Rubick minimap icon Rubick npc_dota_hero_rubick
Sand King minimap icon Sand King npc_dota_hero_sand_king
Shadow Demon minimap icon Shadow Demon npc_dota_hero_shadow_demon
Shadow Fiend minimap icon Shadow Fiend npc_dota_hero_nevermore
Shadow Shaman minimap icon Shadow Shaman npc_dota_hero_shadow_shaman
Silencer minimap icon Silencer npc_dota_hero_silencer
Skywrath Mage minimap icon Skywrath Mage npc_dota_hero_skywrath_mage
Slardar minimap icon Slardar npc_dota_hero_slardar
Slark minimap icon Slark npc_dota_hero_slark
Snapfire minimap icon Snapfire npc_dota_hero_snapfire
Sniper minimap icon Sniper npc_dota_hero_sniper
Spectre minimap icon Spectre npc_dota_hero_spectre
Spirit Breaker minimap icon Spirit Breaker npc_dota_hero_spirit_breaker
Storm Spirit minimap icon Storm Spirit npc_dota_hero_storm_spirit
Sven minimap icon Sven npc_dota_hero_sven
Techies minimap icon Techies npc_dota_hero_techies
Templar Assassin minimap icon Templar Assassin npc_dota_hero_templar_assassin
Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade npc_dota_hero_terrorblade
Tidehunter minimap icon Tidehunter npc_dota_hero_tidehunter
Timbersaw minimap icon Timbersaw npc_dota_hero_shredder
Tinker minimap icon Tinker npc_dota_hero_tinker
Tiny minimap icon Tiny npc_dota_hero_tiny
Treant Protector minimap icon Treant Protector npc_dota_hero_treant
Troll Warlord minimap icon Troll Warlord npc_dota_hero_troll_warlord
Tusk minimap icon Tusk npc_dota_hero_tusk
Underlord minimap icon Underlord npc_dota_hero_abyssal_underlord
Undying minimap icon Undying npc_dota_hero_undying
Ursa minimap icon Ursa npc_dota_hero_ursa
Vengeful Spirit minimap icon Vengeful Spirit npc_dota_hero_vengefulspirit
Venomancer minimap icon Venomancer npc_dota_hero_venomancer
Viper minimap icon Viper npc_dota_hero_viper
Visage minimap icon Visage npc_dota_hero_visage
Void Spirit minimap icon Void Spirit npc_dota_hero_void_spirit
Warlock minimap icon Warlock npc_dota_hero_warlock
Weaver minimap icon Weaver npc_dota_hero_weaver
Windranger minimap icon Windranger npc_dota_hero_windrunner
Winter Wyvern minimap icon Winter Wyvern npc_dota_hero_winter_wyvern
Witch Doctor minimap icon Witch Doctor npc_dota_hero_witch_doctor
Wraith King minimap icon Wraith King npc_dota_hero_skeleton_king
Zeus minimap icon Zeus npc_dota_hero_zuus

Unit names

These are the internal names of non-hero units. This also includes buildings, wards and dummy units used by spells.

Units in dark grey fields are either completely removed from the game, or are disabled, so they can no longer be created.

Unit Internal name
Radiant/Dire units
Lane creeps
Dire melee creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_melee
Dire super melee creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_melee_upgraded
Dire mega melee creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_melee_upgraded_mega
Dire ranged creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_ranged
Dire super ranged creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_ranged_upgraded
Dire mega ranged creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_ranged_upgraded_mega
Dire siege creep npc_dota_badguys_siege
Dire super siege creep npc_dota_badguys_siege_upgraded
Dire mega siege creep npc_dota_badguys_siege_upgraded_mega
Radiant melee creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_melee
Radiant super melee creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_melee_upgraded
Radiant mega melee creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_melee_upgraded_mega
Radiant ranged creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_ranged
Radiant super ranged creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_ranged_upgraded
Radiant mega ranged creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_ranged_upgraded_mega
Radiant siege creep npc_dota_goodguys_siege
Radiant super siege creep npc_dota_goodguys_siege_upgraded
Radiant mega siege creep npc_dota_goodguys_siege_upgraded_mega
Buildings
Dire Ancient npc_dota_badguys_fort
Dire filler building npc_dota_badguys_filler
Dire melee barracks top npc_dota_badguys_melee_rax_top
Dire melee barracks mid npc_dota_badguys_melee_rax_mid
Dire melee barracks bottom npc_dota_badguys_melee_rax_bot
Dire range barracks top npc_dota_badguys_range_rax_top
Dire range barracks mid npc_dota_badguys_range_rax_mid
Dire range barracks bottom npc_dota_badguys_range_rax_bot
Dire tier # top lane tower npc_dota_badguys_tower#_top (1-3)
Dire tier # mid lane tower npc_dota_badguys_tower#_mid (1-3)
Dire tier # bottom lane tower npc_dota_badguys_tower#_bot (1-3)
Dire tier 4 base tower npc_dota_badguys_tower4
Radiant Ancient npc_dota_goodguys_fort
Radiant filler building npc_dota_goodguys_filler
Radiant melee barracks top npc_dota_goodguys_melee_rax_top
Radiant melee barracks mid npc_dota_goodguys_melee_rax_mid
Radiant melee barracks bottom npc_dota_goodguys_melee_rax_bot
Radiant range barracks top npc_dota_goodguys_range_rax_top
Radiant range barracks mid npc_dota_goodguys_range_rax_mid
Radiant range barracks bottom npc_dota_goodguys_range_rax_bot
Radiant tier # top lane tower npc_dota_goodguys_tower#_top (1-3)
Radiant tier # mid lane tower npc_dota_goodguys_tower#_mid (1-3)
Radiant tier # bottom lane tower npc_dota_goodguys_tower#_bot (1-3)
Radiant tier 4 base tower npc_dota_goodguys_tower4
Fountain dota_fountain
Neutral creeps
Alpha Wolf npc_dota_neutral_alpha_wolf
Centaur Conqueror npc_dota_neutral_centaur_khan
Centaur Courser npc_dota_neutral_centaur_outrunner
Dark Troll Summoner npc_dota_neutral_dark_troll_warlord
Fell Spirit npc_dota_neutral_fel_beast
Ghost npc_dota_neutral_ghost
Giant Wolf npc_dota_neutral_giant_wolf
Harpy Scout npc_dota_neutral_harpy_scout
Harpy Stormcrafter npc_dota_neutral_harpy_storm
Hellbear npc_dota_neutral_polar_furbolg_champion
Hellbear Smasher npc_dota_neutral_polar_furbolg_ursa_warrior
Hill Troll npc_dota_neutral_dark_troll
Hill Troll Berserker npc_dota_neutral_forest_troll_berserker
Hill Troll Priest npc_dota_neutral_forest_troll_high_priest
Kobold npc_dota_neutral_kobold
Kobold Soldier npc_dota_neutral_kobold_tunneler
Kobold Foreman npc_dota_neutral_kobold_taskmaster
Mud Golem npc_dota_neutral_mud_golem
Ogre Bruiser npc_dota_neutral_ogre_mauler
Ogre Frostmage npc_dota_neutral_ogre_magi
Satyr Banisher npc_dota_neutral_satyr_trickster
Satyr Mindstealer npc_dota_neutral_satyr_soulstealer
Satyr Tormenter npc_dota_neutral_satyr_hellcaller
Vhoul Assassin npc_dota_neutral_gnoll_assassin
Warpine Raider npc_dota_neutral_warpine_raider
Wildwing npc_dota_neutral_wildkin
Wildwing Ripper npc_dota_neutral_enraged_wildkin
Ancient creeps
Ancient Black Drake npc_dota_neutral_black_drake
Ancient Black Dragon npc_dota_neutral_black_dragon
Ancient Drakken Armorer npc_dota_neutral_blue_dragonspawn_sorcerer
Ancient Drakken Sentinel npc_dota_neutral_blue_dragonspawn_overseer
Ancient Frostbitten Golem npc_dota_neutral_frostbitten_golem
Ancient Granite Golem npc_dota_neutral_granite_golem
Ancient Ice Shaman npc_dota_neutral_ice_shaman
Ancient Primal Stalker npc_dota_neutral_elder_jungle_stalker
Ancient Prowler Acolyte npc_dota_neutral_prowler_acolyte
Ancient Prowler Shaman npc_dota_neutral_prowler_shaman
Ancient Rock Golem npc_dota_neutral_rock_golem
Ancient Rumblehide npc_dota_neutral_small_thunder_lizard
Ancient Stalker npc_dota_neutral_jungle_stalker
Ancient Thunderhide npc_dota_neutral_big_thunder_lizard
Roshan npc_dota_roshan
Summoned units
Regular summons
Animal Courier npc_dota_courier
Boar (old Lesser Boar) npc_dota_beastmaster_boar
Boar (old Greater Boar) npc_dota_beastmaster_greater_boar
Boar npc_dota_beastmaster_boar_# (1-4)
Doom Shard npc_dota_neutral_mud_golem_split_doom
Eidolon (lvl1) npc_dota_lesser_eidolon
Eidolon (lvl2) npc_dota_eidolon
Eidolon (lvl3) npc_dota_greater_eidolon
Eidolon (lvl4) npc_dota_dire_eidolon
Flying Courier npc_dota_flying_courier
Forged Spirit npc_dota_invoker_forged_spirit
Greater Treant npc_dota_furion_treant_large
Hawk (old Scout Hawk) npc_dota_scout_hawk
Hawk (old Greater Hawk) npc_dota_greater_hawk
Hawk npc_dota_beastmaster_hawk_# (1-4)
Lycan Wolf npc_dota_lycan_wolf# (1-4)
Necronomicon Archer npc_dota_necronomicon_archer_# (1-3)
Necronomicon Warrior npc_dota_necronomicon_warrior_# (1-3)
Shard Golem npc_dota_neutral_mud_golem_split
Skeleton Warrior npc_dota_dark_troll_warlord_skeleton_warrior
Spiderling npc_dota_broodmother_spiderling
Spiderite npc_dota_broodmother_spiderite
Treant npc_dota_furion_treant
Zombie (walking) npc_dota_unit_undying_zombie
Zombie (crawling) npc_dota_unit_undying_zombie_torso
Creep-heroes
Spirit Bear npc_dota_lone_druid_bear# (1-4)
Earth npc_dota_brewmaster_earth_# (1-3)
Fire npc_dota_brewmaster_fire_# (1-3)
Storm npc_dota_brewmaster_storm_# (1-3)
Void npc_dota_brewmaster_void_# (1-3)
Familiar npc_dota_visage_familiar# (1-3)
Warlock Golem npc_dota_warlock_golem_# (1-3)
Warlock Golem (aghanim's upgrade) npc_dota_warlock_golem_scepter_# (1-3)
Wards
Death Ward npc_dota_witch_doctor_death_ward
Frozen Sigil npc_dota_tusk_frozen_sigil# (1-4)
Healing Ward npc_dota_juggernaut_healing_ward
Proximity Mine npc_dota_techies_land_mine
Serpent Ward npc_dota_shadow_shaman_ward_# (1-3)
Nether Ward npc_dota_pugna_nether_ward_# (1-4)
Plague Ward npc_dota_venomancer_plague_ward_# (1-4)
Power Cog npc_dota_rattletrap_cog
Psionic Trap npc_dota_templar_assassin_psionic_trap
Remote Mine npc_dota_techies_remote_mine
Stasis Trap npc_dota_techies_stasis_trap
Supernova npc_dota_phoenix_sun
Tombstone npc_dota_unit_tombstone# (1-4)
Observer Ward npc_dota_observer_wards
Sentry Ward npc_dota_sentry_wards
Dummy/spell units
Astral Spirit npc_dota_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit
Base unit npc_dota_units_base
Eyes in the Forest npc_dota_treant_eyes
Fire Remnant npc_dota_ember_spirit_remnant
Homing Missile npc_dota_gyrocopter_homing_missile
"invisible vision source" npc_dota_invisible_vision_source
"looping sound" npc_dota_looping_sound
Kindler's Kit npc_dota_healing_campfire
Manifold Paradox kill gravestones npc_dota_phantomassassin_gravestone
Minefield Sign npc_dota_techies_minefield_sign
Plasma Field npc_dota_plasma_field
Rocket Flare npc_dota_rattletrap_rocket
"Slark Visual" npc_dota_slark_visual
Spin Web npc_dota_broodmother_web
Spirits npc_dota_wisp_spirit
Static Remnant npc_dota_stormspirit_remnant
Stone Remnant npc_dota_earth_spirit_stone
Target Dummy npc_dota_target_dummy
The Swarm npc_dota_weaver_swarm
Companion npc_dota_companion
Thinker npc_dota_thinker
Whirling Axes npc_dota_troll_warlord_axe
Wild Axes npc_dota_beastmaster_axe
Tornado npc_dota_enraged_wildkin_tornado
Event units
Diretide
"Halloween Chaos Unit" npc_dota_halloween_chaos_unit
Dire Diretide melee creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_melee_diretide
Dire Diretide ranged creep npc_dota_creep_badguys_ranged_diretide
Dire Diretide siege creep npc_dota_badguys_siege_diretide
Radiant Diretide melee creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_melee_diretide
Radiant Diretide ranged creep npc_dota_creep_goodguys_ranged_diretide
Radiant Diretide siege creep npc_dota_goodguys_siege_diretide
Roshan (Diretide) npc_dota_roshan_halloween
Roshling npc_dota_roshan_halloween_minion
Greeviling
Greevil npc_dota_greevil
Thyg, the Giftsnatch npc_dota_loot_greevil
Megagreevil npc_dota_greevil_miniboss_color
Greevil Minion npc_dota_greevil_minion_color
New Bloom Festival
Radiant Year Beast npc_dota_goodguys_cny_beast
Dire Year Beast npc_dota_badguys_cny_beast
Mutation Mode
Pocket Roshan npc_dota_mutation_pocket_roshan
Tutorial
Roquelaire npc_dota_roquelaire
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