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Most, if not all, players will agree that Dota 2 is one of the most successful MOBA ever. MOBA stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Dota means Defense of the Ancients. This game is a sequel to the first Dota game. Depending on your skills, the learning curve for Dota 2 can be quite steep. Beginners will need a lot of dedication if they want to learn all the intricacies of the game. The first step is to learn the most common terms you will encounter in the world of Dota 2.


This term means catching the attention of an enemy unit or the focus of a specific enemy.


The goal of Dota is to destroy the Ancient of your opponent. It refers to the huge building in each base.

AoE or Area of Effect

Some spells or attacks can deal damage over a wide area. The area it covers is what you call the area of effect. So, the spells or attacks are AoE spells or AoE attacks.


This strategy involves one or more heroes attacking the buildings of the enemy team. There is no pushing the lane that happens. A backdoor strategy does not use the help of a creep wave. The aim is to surprise the enemy.


Teams aim to destroy the barracks of their opponent. It will grant your creeps in the corresponding lane extra health, damage, and more. There are two barracks in each of the three lanes, making it a total of six barracks per team. Your team will start spawning Mega Creeps after destroying all the enemy’s barracks. These creeps are even more powerful.


Some players let other people, called boosters, play on their account to boost MMR.


A buff is a beneficial spell or effect. You can use it on yourself or an ally can cast it on you. You can also receive it from a friendly creep.


It refers to the act of killing creeps so you can gain gold and experience. Farming is usually done at the start of the game to prepare for items.


Jungling is the act of killing neutral creeps you can find in the jungle. The jungle are the parts of the map where your creeps do not usually go.

There are so many terms you should learn if you want to be able to play the game well. The more often you play, the more you will be familiar with those words.