Dota 2 Wiki

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 Abaddon Guide
Ancient Apparition icon Ancient Apparition Guide
Axe icon Axe Guide
Bane icon Bane Guide
Bristleback icon Bristleback Guide
Broodmother icon Broodmother Guide
Centaur Warrunner icon Centaur Warrunner Guide
Chaos Knight icon Chaos Knight Guide
Clinkz icon Clinkz Guide
Crystal Maiden icon Crystal Maiden Guide
Dark Seer icon Dark Seer Guide
Dawnbreaker icon Dawnbreaker Guide
Dazzle icon Dazzle Guide
Disruptor icon Disruptor Guide
Doom icon Doom Guide
Dragon Knight icon Dragon Knight Guide
Earthshaker icon Earthshaker Guide
Elder Titan icon Elder Titan Guide
Enigma icon Enigma Guide
Hoodwink icon Hoodwink Guide
Jakiro icon Jakiro Guide
Keeper of the Light icon Keeper of the Light Guide
Legion Commander icon Legion Commander Guide
Leshrac icon Leshrac Guide
Lich icon Lich Guide
Lifestealer icon Lifestealer Guide
Luna icon Luna Guide
Lycan icon Lycan Guide
Marci icon Marci Guide
Mars icon Mars Guide
Medusa icon Medusa Guide
Meepo icon Meepo Guide
Monkey King icon Monkey King Guide
Oracle icon Oracle Guide
Outworld Destroyer icon Outworld Destroyer Guide
Pangolier icon Pangolier Guide
Primal Beast icon Primal Beast Guide
Puck icon Puck Guide
Shadow Shaman icon Shadow Shaman Guide
Slardar icon Slardar Guide
Slark icon Slark Guide
Snapfire icon Snapfire Guide
Storm Spirit icon Storm Spirit Guide
Timbersaw icon Timbersaw Guide
Viper icon Viper Guide
Void Spirit icon Void Spirit Guide
Weaver icon Weaver Guide
Zeus icon 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!