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The minimap is a HUD element that represents the game map on a smaller scale. It displays in real time the location and status of buildings, heroes, creeps, couriers and wards. The minimap is subject to team vision, with unseen areas covered by the fog of war. Certain events and Terrain items can alter the appearance of the minimap.

Settings

These settings can be changed in the game options.

  • Location: Changes the minimap to display on the bottom left or bottom right of the interface.
  • Simple Colors: Uses a single color for all heroes on the same team.
  • Hide Background: Hides graphical background on the minimap, and displays only essential game elements like heroes, couriers, buildings, wards, and creeps.
  • Simple Background: Replaces graphical background on the minimap by simple background. Turned on by default.
  • Draw Hero Icons: When holding ALT, displays hero icons instead of hero names.
  • Always Use Icons/Names: Permanently displays hero icons and names instead of arrows and Os.

Icons

Heroes

Heroes

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

Summons

These four extra icons are used for Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster's Primal Split icon.png Primal Split units and Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden’s Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double.

Icons

Brewmaster Earth minimap icon.png Brewmaster Storm minimap icon.png Brewmaster Fire minimap icon.png Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png

Custom Icons

Some cosmetic items will alter a hero's minimap icon. Click on an icon to view the corresponding item.

Type Icons
Arcanas

Frost Avalanche Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Benevolent Companion Io minimap icon.png Bladeform Legacy Juggernaut minimap icon.png Blades of Voth Domosh Legion Commander minimap icon.png Fiery Soul of the Slayer Lina minimap icon.png Great Sage's Reckoning Monkey King minimap icon.png Manifold Paradox Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Feast of Abscession Pudge minimap icon.png Demon Eater Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Swine of the Sunken Galley Techies minimap icon.png
Fractal Horns of Inner Abysm Terrorblade minimap icon.png Tempest Helm of the Thundergod Zeus minimap icon.png The Magus Cypher Rubick minimap icon.png Planetfall Earthshaker minimap icon.png Planetfall Alt Earthshaker minimap icon.png Flockheart's Gamble Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Flockheart's Gamble Alt Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Crown of the One True King Wraith King minimap icon.png Eminence of Ristul Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Eminence of Ristul Alt Queen of Pain minimap icon.png
Compass of the Rising Gale Windranger minimap icon.png Compass of the Rising Gale Alt Windranger minimap icon.png

Personas

Acolyte of the Lost Arts Invoker minimap icon.png The Disciple's Path Anti-Mage minimap icon.png The Toy Butcher Pudge minimap icon.png

Shops

The black background is shown for contrast, and is not part of the icons.

Shop Icon
Main Shop Main Shop minimap icon.png
Side Lane Shop
(Removed)
Side Lane Shop minimap icon.png
Secret Shop Secret Shop minimap icon.png

Couriers

The Dire side icons are only used when observing a game. For players, the player's personal courier uses the Radiant style icons while allied and enemy couriers are shown as a green or white dot respectively.

Courier Radiant icon.png Radiant Dire icon.png Dire
Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png Animal Courier Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Animal Courier Dire minimap icon.png
Flying Courier (Radiant) icon.png Flying Courier Flying Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Flying Courier Dire minimap icon.png

Wards

Friendly wards are colored green (blue in colorblind mode), and enemy wards are colored red. When spectating, Radiant icon.png Radiant wards are green/blue, and Dire icon.png Dire wards are red.

Ward Icon
Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward Observer Ward minimap icon.png
Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward Sentry Ward minimap icon.png

Runes

Bounty Runes are always shown when available, while other runes are only shown when having vision on them.

Rune Icon
Arcane Arcane Rune minimap icon.png
Bounty Bounty Rune minimap icon.png
Double Damage Double Damage Rune minimap icon.png
Haste Haste Rune minimap icon.png
Illusion Illusion Rune minimap icon.png
Invisibility Invisibility Rune minimap icon.png
Regeneration Regeneration Rune minimap icon.png

Neutral creep camps

The camp icons are colored yellow in-game. Roshan's icon is colored like Roshan.

Element Icon
Small camps Neutral camp small minimap icon.png
Medium camps Neutral camp medium minimap icon.png
Large camps Neutral camp large minimap icon.png
Ancient camps Neutral camp ancient minimap icon.png
Roshan Roshan minimap icon.png

Others

Element Icon
Ancient Ancient minimap icon.png
Attack Building Attack minimap icon.png
Defend Building Defend minimap icon.png
Eyes in the Forest icon.png Eyes In The Forest Eyes in the Forest minimap icon.png
Mango Tree icon.png Mango Tree Mango Tree minimap icon.png

Events

Event Element Icon
Frostivus 2012 Greevil Hero Greevil Hero minimap icon.png
Thyg the Giftsnatch Thyg the Giftsnatch Greevil minimap icon.png
Diretide Pumpkin Bucket Diretide Pumpkin minimap icon.png
New Bloom Festival Year Beast Year Beast Radiant minimap icon.png Year Beast Dire minimap icon.png
Wrath of the Mo'rokai Mo'rokai Mo'rokai minimap icon.png
Aghanim's Labyrinth Miniboss Aghanim's Labyrinth Miniboss minimap icon.png
Aghanim Aghanim minimap icon.png

Scanning

Main Article: Scan

Players can use the Scan ability on the right of the minimap UI to detect any enemy heroes in an area.

Minimap Scan.jpg
The Scan button is located on the right of the minimap

Controls

Main Article: Controls
  • Keyboard White Mouse Right.png Right Click anywhere on the minimap will command the hero to move to that location. However, there is a delay of 0.2 seconds, where clicks will not be registered. This is to prevent miss-clicks.
  • Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click on the minimap while using Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll or Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel will teleport the hero to the specified location's nearest allied building.

Pinging

Sending a Ping notification to your team mates.

  • Alt+ Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click
    • On the minimap will alert your team about a location by ▶️ playing a sound and showing an Ping exclamation mark on their minimap.
    • On buildings will play a different sound depending on the building's alliance, and generally mean a ▶️ defense or ▶️ attack of the building is desired.
    • On enemy heroes will play the same sound as on enemy buildings, typically to announce the desire to attack.
  • Ctrl+Alt+ Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click on the minimap will alert your team by ▶️ playing a different sound and showing an Ping (Danger) on their minimap, generally indicating danger.

Drawing

Ctrl+ Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click+⤓ Hold while moving your cursor over the minimap will draw lines on the minimap. These lines can be seen by all allied players, and their color corresponds to the color of the player. Lines will fade after a few seconds.

Console Commands

There are several console commands that can be used to modify the minimap in various ways to match an individual player's preferences. Some of the commonly used ones are shown below.

Command Default Help Text
dota_hud_extra_large_minimap 0 0 Use extra large minimap.
dota_minimap_hero_size 600 Changes the hero minimap icon size.
dota_minimap_misclick_time 0.2 Minimum time after the mouse enters the minimap before accepting a move command. Can be increased slightly to prevent accidental misclicks.
dota_minimap_ping_duration 3 Adjust how long pings are displayed on the minimap.
dota_minimap_disable_rightclick 0 Disables right clicks on the minimap.
dota_minimap_creep_scale 1 Increase the size of creeps/neutrals/roshan icons on the minimap.

Patch History

Patch
Description
  • Updated to match 7.23 map changes.
  • Updated to match 7.20 map changes.
  • Fixed a bug with minimap rendering on some systems.
  • Reduced minimap large version size has been from 296px x 296px to 280px x 280px.
  • Reduced minimap size from 260px x 260px to 244px x 244px.
  • Updated to match 7.00 map changes.
  • Changed X's to arrows.
  • Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click inputs on the minimap no longer ignores input for the first 0.2 seconds.
  • Updated to match 6.82 map changes.


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