The Ultimate Beginner Guide To Dota 2 Hotkeys

Knowing your Dota 2 hotkeys helps separate the men from the boys. If you click on your skills or any function on your UI I suggest you stop. In Dota 2 or any game clicking on your abilities increases your reaction time and has a higher chance of mistakes being made especially in the midst of a team battle.

If you are a clicker and make the switch, at first you may be slower than you were when you were clicking but given enough time you will be just as fast and eventually faster than you were before. So learn your Hotkeys. Below I have prepared the list of  hotkeys you absolutely should know.

These hotkeys can also be viewed ingame.

 

Unit Hotkeys

Command Key
Attack Move A
Move M
Stop Your Hero’s Movement S
Hold Position H
Select Your Hero F1
Select All Units
Select All Other Units
Select Courier F2
Courier Deliver Items F3
Courier Speed Burst
Control Group 1-10 1-0
Control Group Tab TAB

Ability Hotkeys

Command Key
Ability 1 Q
Ability 2 W
Ability 3 E
Ability 4 D
Ability 5 F
Ability Ultimate R
Ability Learn O
Upgrade Stats U
Autocast Ability 1 ALT-Q
Autocast Ability 2 ALT-W
Autocast Ability 3 ALT-E
Autocast Ability 4 ALT-D
Autocast Ability 5 ALT-F
Autocast Ability Ultimate ALT-R
Quick Cast Ability 1
Quick Cast Ability 2
Quick Cast Ability 3
Quick Cast Ability 4
Quick Cast Ability 5
Quick Cast Ability Ultimate

Item HotKeys

Command Key
Inventory 1 Z
Inventory 2 X
Inventory 3 C
Inventory 4 V
Inventory 5 B
Inventory 6 N
Shop F4
Purchase Quickbuy F5
Purchase Sticky F8
Take Stash Items
Quick Cast Inventory 1
Quick Cast Inventory 2
Quick Cast Inventory 3
Quick Cast Inventory 4
Quick Cast Inventory 5
Quick Cast Inventory 6

Player HotKeys

Command Key
Show Recent Event Space
Scoreboard `
Activate Glyph J
Chat Team Enter
Chat All SHIFT+ENTER
Voice G
Chat Wheel Y
Quick Team Chat
Care
Get Back
Need Wards
Stun
Help
Push
Well Played
Missing
Missing Top
Missing Mid
Missing Bottom

Console HotKeys

Command Key
Console \
Pause F9
Screenshot F6

Though the hotkeys are by default assigned, feel free to reassign the keys to ones that are more comfortable.

The blank hotkeys means that those keys are not by default assigned but must be assigned by the player. This can be done ingame by clicking the the settings button Settings Button .

 

Which is located at the top left of the screen. The most important of the blank hot keys to assigned are the player hotkeys because they provide valuable information to your teammates, without the need to type it.

This allows you to focus more on whats happening on your screen, and not get distracted.

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