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This page is about the race of trolls in Dota 2 lore. For the hero, see Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord.
Associated with
Heroes:Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord
Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman
Snapfire minimap icon.png Snapfire
The Hoven
Bleeding Hills
Characters:Brag Sharpeye
Other Lore:Hill Troll
Dark Troll Summoner.

Trolls are a race in Dota 2. They have four fingers and four toes on each hand and foot.[1]


Trolls are known for being ill tempered, easily offended, and highly argumentative. Haughty by nature, they sometimes seek out fashionable garbs if they have the coin.[2]

Most trolls live underground, in places like The Hoven. Young male trolls continue to reside with their matriarchs well into adulthood, until they are forcibly pushed from their subterranean chambers. After this, male trolls form bands and engage in raids for loot and plunder.[3]

Some trolls are capable of magic, including the ability to summon undead.[4] Dancing is a part of troll culture, including many lively jigs.[5]

Hill Trolls[edit]

A separate population of trolls live in the Bleeding Hills, and are referred to as hill trolls. Rhasta, the Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman, is half hill-troll. Jah'rakal believes hill trolls are the weakest of trolls, and can be barely considered trolls at all.[6][7]


Some Trolls live in the mountainous valleys of Knollen, where they are hostile with the Keen. Brag Sharpeye, Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper's grandfather, was known to shoot the toes off trolls from great distances.[8]

Beatrix Snapfire has met trolls before, which she tried to be nice to, but always ended poorly.[9]

Trolls are sometimes hunted by Oglodi, but not always successfully.[10]


  1. Troll Warlord model.
  2. Imperious Command description.
  3. Troll Warlord biography.
  4. Dark Troll Summoner.
  5. Taunt: Troll's Groove! description.
  6. Troll Warlord response: ▶️ Hill trolls are the weakest of our kind.
  7. Troll Warlord response: ▶️ The trolls from the hills are barely trolls at all.
  8. Grampa Sharpie's Shin Shooter description.
  9. Snapfire response: ▶️ I've met your kind before, Troll. I try to be nice, but it always ends the same.
  10. Bitter Lineage description.