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DotA Allstars 6.62 Released. Official Download from IceFrog

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

DotA Allstars 6.62 is released. IceFrog had to rewrite it’s code due to Warcraft 1.24 new security system. DotA 6.62 and further more map versions will work only on patch 1.24, because now it’s core code uses features which absent in earlier Warcraft 3 patches.

Download DotA Allstars 6.62


* Full map rewrite to the new 1.24 code architecture

Check my blog at if you want to know more about 1.24 and 6.62.

Because of the amount of new code in this patch, I recommend tournaments wait at least a few days before adopting it.

Rikimaru, the Stealth Assassin Guide by Counter_Force

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Counter_Force[X] wrote this guide. He did really good job, this text is very helpfull. Thanks for improving DotA, Counter_Force! :)

  1. Introduction
  2. Stats
  3. Skills
  4. Item Build
  5. Skill Build
  6. Early Game
  7. Middle Game
  8. Late Game
  9. Conclusion
This guide is inspired by Team mouz gaming A

easy to get along with, but difficult to master, Rikimaru is one of the old
school DotA heroes. From its early form, having a mobile Death Ward, to the currently infamous ganker, Rikimaru has been loved and hated by users and foes alike. Greatly buffed directly and indirectly in the 6.56 map, Rikimaru is now one of the most powerfull
mid-gamer in DotA rivaled by only heroes like Oblivion and Bane, and can be considered a game breaker late

– if played right. Rikimaru can now be considered as a new, and more powerful Anti-Mage, who can easily outclass

the old
, and ineffective Magina in team fights with his arsenal of improved spells and improved items which suits him. However, following the famous pick of this guy as a new breed of superhero, the 6.58 map has nerfed the all potent riki. Still, he is a powerfull hero. The aim of this

is to present, my opinions on how to play Rikimaru, with a kind of old schooled build as the main build, which have been greatly left out especially by pubbies. This

will be centered on how to make Rikimaru, a click-kill

. 1 skill build, 1 item build, 1 style. If you are someone who abhor long guides, there is something for you at the very end of this

(almost) that resembles a summary, so never fear. Also, I am not image-friendly, and therefore, expect minimal screenshots.

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Traxex, The Drow Ranger Guide by Rikimaru the Assassin

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Rikimaru the Assasin is the author of this guide, nicely done!

Traxex, the Drow Ranger

By Rikimaru the Assassin


Traxex is known as a death sealer. Once her team marks a target, ganking will be pure success, with the spells the Drow Ranger has in her arsenal. Coupled with her powerful possible damage output, she can be one of the best killers throughout the whole game.

She is played as a semi-carry, a supportive hero with a twist of carry material. With the devastating ability of her skills to render the enemy helpless, and also with powerful damage output she can make, played properly she is devastating. My guide will show how to be a great early helper, and then a late game attraction.


Table of Contents
• GS1. Skill Set
• GS2. Skill Build
• GS3. Item Build
• GS4. Techniques
• GS5. General strategy
• GS6. Best Allies and Worst Enemies
• GS7. Replays
• GS8. Closing Statement
* If you want to make a quick shortcut, type Ctrl + F, type GS<no.> then press enter two times.
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Rooftrellen, The Treant Protector Guide by Nitelord

Friday, August 7th, 2009

This guide’s author is Nitelord, thanks for sharing your experience!

Table of Contents
Preface and writer’s note
1. Introduction
2. Hero/Skills
3. Item Build
4. Strategy
5. Allies / Foes

To viewers:

This is only a mini guide to using Treant and its my first guide. So if I made any mistakes just tell me so i can correct it. Btw my guide is based on my opinion on how to use treant effectively. Build might not be conventional so that’s to warn you guys.

Rooftrellen – The Treant Protector
Range: 100 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: STR
Str: 27 + 3.4 | Agi: 15 + 2 | Int: 17 + 1.8
Damage: 59 – 67 | HP: 663 | Mana: 221
HP Regen: 1.06 | Mana Regen: 0.69
Attack Speed: 1.45 (+ 15% IAS) | Armor: 3.1
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DotA Allstars 6.61c Released by IceFrog and Ready for Download

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

IceFrog released DotA Allstars 6.61c.This version is supposed to fix problems with latest Warcraft III 1.24 patch. But IceFrog recommends wait with updating of Warcraft III version till DotA 6.62 is out.

Download DotA Allstars 6.61c


1.24 related update