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DotA Allstars 6.59 Released. Download Now.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

DotA Allstar Loading Screen
IceFrog already released DotA Allstars 6.59, he decided don’t wait too much time and do some important changes. But in this version we didn’t get 6.x9 traditional quest. IceFrog said he’ll add quest in 6.59b as well as some bugfixes and buffs/nerfs.

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Download DotA Allstars 6.59b

DotA Allstars 6.59 Changelog:

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DotA Allstars 6.58b Official Release and Download

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

DotA allstars

Short after DotA Allstras 6.58 release we have updated version – 6.58b. It was expected as 6.58 had a lot of changes. So real playing testing with million users brought many bugs of changes to light. Let’s try latest version.

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DotA Allstars 6.58b Changelog:

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Anub’seran, the Nerubian Weaver Guide by Atze-Peng

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This guide was written by Atze-Peng, thanks!

Dota Allstars Anub'seran nerubian weaver

Authorcomment: This is my first guide for an DotA Hero. I really like Weaver and think, there isn’t a really good guide right now for him. That’s why i’m making this guide and hope this will be a good guide.
My english isn’t the best. If you find any mistakes, which will be really much, tell me them by sending a private message. If you post the mistakes in this thread, it’ll become unclearly for me and for other user to read the replys in this thread.

Anub’seran. The name of this creature strikes fear into all of those who have seen the Nerubians. Even the famed assassin Anub’arak is hesitant to fight this beast, which comes from the plane of the spirit world. He can swiftly walk through his enemies, bending their bodies to his will, causing pain while he strides through them. With his powers over the timeless plane, he can also step inside and throw himself into the past to keep himself from death. He can call an attack from the future to strike his foes, making his onslaught more deadly. Anub’seran. Only the fools do not fear his name.

Twilight Tavern, in the right centre. Hotkey is “W”.

Table of contents

1. Hero Overview
2. Pros and Cons
3. Hero Abilities
4. Skillorder
5. Itembuild
6. How to use your Abilities?
7. Strategy
8. Good Allies, Bad Enemys & Countertactics
9. Replays

1. Hero Overview

Atack Range is 425
Base Movespeed is 290
Base Strength is 15 + 1.5 per level
Base Agility is 14 + 2.5 per level
Base Intelligence is 15 + 1.8 per level
Base Damage is 41 – 51
Base HP is 435
Base Mana is 195
Base Armor is 1,0
Base HP Regen is 0.7
Base Mana Regen is 0.61
Base Attack Speed is 1.46 (+ 14% IAS)

2. Pros and Cons


  • Excellent survival mechanism. A well played Weaver is hard to kill.
  • Good spell for harassing
  • Good chaser
  • Observer Wards for free
  • Late gamer


  • Very fragile
  • Low Stat gain
  • Hard to master
  • Item Dependent


3. Hero Abilities

Watcher – Hotkey W
Raises an invisible Watcher from a corpse. Watcher does not have truesight, has 1 HP.Not magic immune.
Level 1 – 2 maximum.
Level 2 – 4 maximum.
Level 3 – 6 maximum.
Level 4 – 8 maximum.
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown: 20/15/10/5
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DotA Allstars 6.58 Official Release – Download and Try it Now!

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Dota Allstars Loading screen art

Long awaited DotA 6.58 is released. Now we can try all new features that we saw in leaked beta version in official version. This version has really a lot of changes, so it seems IceFrog don’t waste his time :)

Download DotA Allstars 6.58
Download DotA Allstars 6.58b

Here’s changelog:

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Roshan Guide by UTDC.Justin

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Dota RIshan This guide was written by UTDC.Justin, thanks!

Roshan is a highly competitive and integral portion of DotA that should not be underestimated. Whether it’s to obtain an early extra survival item and team gold as someone like Lycan, Ursa or even someone like Undying, or a lategame buff to your carry/central hero, it’s important to incorporate several important factors:

1. Roshan/Rune Awareness: Having vision over this area is quite important, many players neglect this when there is an early Roshan, giving up both a free kill and 1000 gold or so. This is a must have in games with Lycan, Ursa. If the enemy Ursa has a Vlads or is reasonably levelled, (use -ma and hero clicking to check), begin scouting out the area on occasion. Making a few extra steps when you scout/go for the bottom rune won’t hurt if you decide against warding.
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