There are a number of FREE 3rd party programs available on the Internet that you could use to give yourself an edge in the game and here’s the list:
What is Dotabuff?
Dotabuff is the place where millions of Dota 2 players get in depth statistics, share games, their profiles, and better understand the game we all love. Dotabuff turn raw statistical data from billions of public matches into actionable information that you can use to learn and improve.
How to get Dotabuff?
To get Dotabuff, all you have to do is go to Dotabuff, sign up, and link your Dota 2 account to Dotabuff!
Dotabuff has tons of free as well as paid (optional) analytical features that you can use to study the current meta of the patch. Some of the features helps you to:
- Pick heroes that are strong in the patch.
- Study the trends for buying items in-game.
- View player profiles who have high win rates.
DOTA PLUS – OVERWOLF
What is DOTA PLUS by OVERWOLF?
Dota Plus by Overwolf is an application approved by Valve that gives you an advantage in the draft stage of a Dota 2 match. This application provides an overlay filled with information of players in-game.
To read a full Dota Plus review, click here.
How to get Dota Plus by OVERWOLF?
To get Dota Plus, all you have to do is click on this link and install the application.
Whenever you enter a match, Dota Plus will pop up and display stats of your teammates and opponents. You can use these stats to improve your picks/bans during the drafting stage. Dota Plus will help you to:
- Know if a smurf is in your game.
- Pick good heroes according to your team and opponent team draft.
- Suggest heroes that you should ban based on your opponent’s stats.
- Determine your opponent’s role and rank.
- Calculate how strong your draft’s counter-pick, synergy and advantage are.
What is Discord?
Discord is a free software that you could use to communicate with your friends/team members via Text, Audio, and even Video. Discord is available on both PC and Mobile.
How to get Discord?
To get Discord, click on this link and install the application on your PC or mobile phone. You also have the option to use Discord without signing up for an account. Sweet!
Discord lets you have voice calls with your teammates while playing Dota 2. You can use this application as a communication platform. Here are several reasons why you should use Discord:
- Voice chat with teammates.
- Set up your own channel.
- Lower latency/delay than Dota 2 in-game voice chat.
- Lets your friends know whenever you’re online.
- Alert your channel members via text.
- Make discussions in your channel.
- Fine tune your audio input/output in voice chat.
- Post screenshots of your RAMPAGE moments. *wink*
Fight smarter! Use every means possible (legal ones of course) to give you an advantage while you climb the MMR ladder in Dota 2! Good luck!