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Dota 2 Wiki Guides[]

This is a list of Hero Guides written by the Dota 2 community. They detail the playstyle, strengths and weaknesses of each hero, as well as tips and tactics for each ability. Please help add information to incomplete guides. Reference completed guides for layout and formatting styles.

Hero Guide
Abaddon icon.png Abaddon Guide
Alchemist icon.png Alchemist Guide
Ancient Apparition icon.png Ancient Apparition Guide
Anti-Mage icon.png Anti-Mage Guide
Arc Warden icon.png Arc Warden Guide
Axe icon.png Axe Guide
Bane icon.png Bane Guide
Batrider icon.png Batrider Guide
Beastmaster icon.png Beastmaster Guide
Bloodseeker icon.png Bloodseeker Guide
Bounty Hunter icon.png Bounty Hunter Guide
Brewmaster icon.png Brewmaster Guide
Bristleback icon.png Bristleback Guide
Broodmother icon.png Broodmother Guide
Centaur Warrunner icon.png Centaur Warrunner Guide
Chaos Knight icon.png Chaos Knight Guide
Chen icon.png Chen Guide
Clinkz icon.png Clinkz Guide
Clockwerk icon.png Clockwerk Guide
Crystal Maiden icon.png Crystal Maiden Guide
Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer Guide
Dark Willow icon.png Dark Willow Guide
Dawnbreaker icon.png Dawnbreaker Guide
Dazzle icon.png Dazzle Guide
Death Prophet icon.png Death Prophet Guide
Disruptor icon.png Disruptor Guide
Doom icon.png Doom Guide
Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight Guide
Drow Ranger icon.png Drow Ranger Guide
Earth Spirit icon.png Earth Spirit Guide
Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker Guide
Elder Titan icon.png Elder Titan Guide
Ember Spirit icon.png Ember Spirit Guide
Enchantress icon.png Enchantress Guide
Enigma icon.png Enigma Guide
Faceless Void icon.png Faceless Void Guide
Grimstroke icon.png Grimstroke Guide
Gyrocopter icon.png Gyrocopter Guide
Hoodwink icon.png Hoodwink Guide
Huskar icon.png Huskar Guide
Invoker icon.png Invoker Guide
Io icon.png Io Guide
Jakiro icon.png Jakiro Guide
Juggernaut icon.png Juggernaut Guide
Keeper of the Light icon.png Keeper of the Light Guide
Kunkka icon.png Kunkka Guide
Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander Guide
Leshrac icon.png Leshrac Guide
Lich icon.png Lich Guide
Lifestealer icon.png Lifestealer Guide
Lina icon.png Lina Guide
Lion icon.png Lion Guide
Lone Druid icon.png Lone Druid Guide
Luna icon.png Luna Guide
Lycan icon.png Lycan Guide
Magnus icon.png Magnus Guide
Marci icon.png Marci Guide
Mars icon.png Mars Guide
Medusa icon.png Medusa Guide
Meepo icon.png Meepo Guide
Mirana icon.png Mirana Guide
Monkey King icon.png Monkey King Guide
Morphling icon.png Morphling Guide
Naga Siren icon.png Naga Siren Guide
Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet Guide
Necrophos icon.png Necrophos Guide
Night Stalker icon.png Night Stalker Guide
Nyx Assassin icon.png Nyx Assassin Guide
Ogre Magi icon.png Ogre Magi Guide
Omniknight icon.png Omniknight Guide
Oracle icon.png Oracle Guide
Outworld Destroyer icon.png Outworld Destroyer Guide
Pangolier icon.png Pangolier Guide
Phantom Assassin icon.png Phantom Assassin Guide
Phantom Lancer icon.png Phantom Lancer Guide
Phoenix icon.png Phoenix Guide
Primal Beast icon.png Primal Beast Guide
Puck icon.png Puck Guide
Pudge icon.png Pudge Guide
Pugna icon.png Pugna Guide
Queen of Pain icon.png Queen of Pain Guide
Razor icon.png Razor Guide
Riki icon.png Riki Guide
Rubick icon.png Rubick Guide
Sand King icon.png Sand King Guide
Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon Guide
Shadow Fiend icon.png Shadow Fiend Guide
Shadow Shaman icon.png Shadow Shaman Guide
Silencer icon.png Silencer Guide
Skywrath Mage icon.png Skywrath Mage Guide
Slardar icon.png Slardar Guide
Slark icon.png Slark Guide
Snapfire icon.png Snapfire Guide
Sniper icon.png Sniper Guide
Spectre icon.png Spectre Guide
Spirit Breaker icon.png Spirit Breaker Guide
Storm Spirit icon.png Storm Spirit Guide
Sven icon.png Sven Guide
Techies icon.png Techies Guide
Templar Assassin icon.png Templar Assassin Guide
Terrorblade icon.png Terrorblade Guide
Tidehunter icon.png Tidehunter Guide
Timbersaw icon.png Timbersaw Guide
Tinker icon.png Tinker Guide
Tiny icon.png Tiny Guide
Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector Guide
Troll Warlord icon.png Troll Warlord Guide
Tusk icon.png Tusk Guide
Underlord icon.png Underlord Guide
Undying icon.png Undying Guide
Ursa icon.png Ursa Guide
Vengeful Spirit icon.png Vengeful Spirit Guide
Venomancer icon.png Venomancer Guide
Viper icon.png Viper Guide
Visage icon.png Visage Guide
Void Spirit icon.png Void Spirit Guide
Warlock icon.png Warlock Guide
Weaver icon.png Weaver Guide
Windranger icon.png Windranger Guide
Winter Wyvern icon.png Winter Wyvern Guide
Witch Doctor icon.png Witch Doctor Guide
Wraith King icon.png Wraith King Guide
Zeus icon.png Zeus Guide

In-game Guides[]

The Guides window.

Guides (sometimes also called Hero Builds) are guides created by players, that can suggest items and highlight abilities to level. They can be created and shared by players either in-game or through the Hero Builds Editor.

"Hero Builds Editor" has been out of order, probably since 2014.


  • Detailed talents now show up on the Guide panel - In the Loadout / Strategy and the In-Game viewer.
  • Hero Guide Viewer now has sorting options for Your Guides and All Guides.
  • Author Name and Last Updated Time has been added to the Guide Viewer.
  • Hero Guide Viewer now also displays visual entries for Abilities and Talents.
  • Tooltip has been added to the favorite star on the Guide Viewer.

Update 2

  • Fixed a couple of UI issues on the Guide Builder tool.
  • New strings and options related to guides have been added.
  • Changes to the format of all Hero Guides.
  • Fixed visual overlay with Guides on Talent Tree.
  • Added Guide support for Talent Trees.
  • Fixed unpublished guides (that were in your cloud) not showing up in your Guide browser
  • Some backend updates related to Hero Builds. Something to mark default suggested build, other build and the option to save an item build to the Steam Cloud.
  • Fixed hero guide submission.
  • Fixed various crash bugs around Guides in Frostivus.
  • Added a language filter to the in-game UI when selecting a hero build. Build authors will need to republish hero builds and choose a language when publishing in order for builds to be filterable by language.
  • Fixed slow hero build loading times for users with a large number of subscribed or previously used hero builds.
  • Prevented guides for the previously-played hero from erroneously showing up at the start of the next game.
  • There's now a dialog asking the player to rate their currently-used hero build (if it's not yet been rated).
  • Added In-game Guides and Hero Builds!