Portal:Game Mechanics

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Dota 2 has many underlying game mechanics that are not fully explained by the game itself. Knowledge of how the game works under-the-hood can help players understand the game better as a whole.

Most of Dota 2's mechanics are based on the WC3 engine and try to mimic its behavior. As a result, many of the interactions between different mechanics may feel unintuitive at first, following programming logic in their approach to behavior.

Gameplay Mechanics

Hero Mechanics

Attack Mechanics

Status Effects

Item Mechanics

Metagame

Game Client