Dota 2 Cheats Guide

Try a new hero or build with the help of these cheat codes

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve. It's a sequel to the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos mod Defense of the Ancients. In Dota 2, players are divided into two teams of five heroes and tasked with destroying their opponent's base. The game includes dozens of heroes to choose from, each with unique powers and abilities. It also has a wide array of weapons, items, and potions that can assist players during gameplay. If you're new to Dota 2, or you're looking to improve your skills, these cheat codes might help.

These cheats can be used in practice games to test various settings and are approved by Valve. Use of third-party cheats, however, could result in a ban.

Dota 2 Cheat Codes

Person playing DoTA on a computer
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Dota 2 cheat codes can only be entered while playing a custom game against bots, otherwise known as practice mode. You will need to enable cheats in the lobby settings before you can activate them. To do this, go to the Play menu and select Create Lobby, then check the Enable Cheats box. Once that's done and you're in a match, press Enter to bring up the chat window, type in your cheat code, and press Enter again to activate it.

General Dota 2 Cheats

Cheat Code Example Effect
-allvision or -normalvision -allvision Toggles fog of war. Allvision enables player to see both factions, while normalvision allows players to see their team.
-createhero [name] or -createhero [name] enemy -createhero npc_dota_hero_drow_ranger Creates a hero in game as friend or enemy depending on which code is used.
-disablecreepspawn or -enablecreepspawn -disablecreepspawn Disables or enables creep spawning.
-dumpbots -dumpbots Displays the status of all heroes and bots in the current game.
-givebots [name] -givebots item_heavens_halberd Gives bots a specified item.
-gold [amount] -gold 10000 Player receives X number of gold to use in shop.
-item [name] -item item_orb_of_venom Gives player the named item.
-killcreeps -killcreeps Kills all creeps currently on the map.
-killwards -killwards Destroys all wards.
-levelbots X -lvlbots 5 Bots gain X number of levels.
-lvlup X -lvlup 3 Your hero advances X levels.
-refresh -refresh Gives player full health and mana, and resets all abilities.
-respawn -respawn Respawns player at fountain immediately if killed.
-spawncreeps -spawncreeps Spawns new creeps immediately.
-spawnneutrals -spawnneutrals Spawns a neutral camp immediately.
-spawnrune -spawnrune Randomly spawns a rune at one of the two rune locations.
-startgame -startgame Sets the countdown game start timer to 0:00 and starts creeps spawning.
-wtf or -unwtf -wtf Toggles on or off abilities having zero mana cost and no cooldown.

Dota 2 Hero Names

The following list of hero names is used with the -createhero cheat, which spawns a friendly or enemy hero.

Hero Name Cheat Code
Abaddon npc_dota_hero_abaddon
Alchemist npc_dota_hero_alchemist
Ancient Apparition npc_dota_hero_ancient_apparition
Anti-Mage npc_dota_hero_antimage
Axe npc_dota_hero_axe
Bane npc_dota_hero_bane
Batrider npc_dota_hero_batrider
Beastmaster npc_dota_hero_beastmaster
Bloodseeker npc_dota_hero_bloodseeker
Bounty Hunter npc_dota_hero_bounty_hunter
Brewmaster npc_dota_hero_brewmaster
Bristleback npc_dota_hero_bristleback
Broodmother npc_dota_hero_broodmother
Centaur npc_dota_hero_centaur
Chaos Knight npc_dota_hero_chaos_knight
Chen npc_dota_hero_chen
Clinkz npc_dota_hero_clinkz
Crystal Maiden npc_dota_hero_crystal_maiden
Dark Seer npc_dota_hero_dark_seer
Dazzle npc_dota_hero_dazzle
Death Prophet npc_dota_hero_death_prophet
Disruptor npc_dota_hero_disruptor
Doom Bringer npc_dota_hero_doom_bringer
Dragon Knight npc_dota_hero_dragon_knight
Drow Ranger npc_dota_hero_drow_ranger
Earthshaker npc_dota_hero_earthshaker
Elder Titan npc_dota_hero_elder_titan
Enchantress npc_dota_hero_enchantress
Enigma npc_dota_hero_enigma
Faceless Void npc_dota_hero_faceless_void
Furion npc_dota_hero_furion
Gyrocopter npc_dota_hero_gyrocopter
Huskar npc_dota_hero_huskar
Invoker npc_dota_hero_invoker
Jakiro npc_dota_hero_jakiro
Juggernaut npc_dota_hero_juggernaut
Keeper of the Light npc_dota_hero_keeper_of_the_light
Kunkka npc_dota_hero_kunkka
Leshrac npc_dota_hero_leshrac
Lich npc_dota_hero_lich
Life Stealer npc_dota_hero_life_stealer
Lina npc_dota_hero_lina
Lion npc_dota_hero_lion
Lone Druid npc_dota_hero_lone_druid
Luna npc_dota_hero_luna
Lycan npc_dota_hero_lycan
Magnataur npc_dota_hero_magnataur
Medusa npc_dota_hero_medusa
Meepo npc_dota_hero_meepo
Mirana npc_dota_hero_mirana
Morphling npc_dota_hero_morphling
Naga Siren npc_dota_hero_naga_siren
Necrolyte npc_dota_hero_necrolyte
Nevermore npc_dota_hero_nevermore
Night Stalker npc_dota_hero_night_stalker
Nyx Assassin npc_dota_hero_nyx_assassin
Obsidian Destroyer npc_dota_hero_obsidian_destroyer
Ogre Magi npc_dota_hero_ogre_magi
Omniknight npc_dota_hero_omniknight
Phantom Assassin npc_dota_hero_phantom_assassin
Phantom Lancer npc_dota_hero_phantom_lancer
Puck npc_dota_hero_puck
Pudge npc_dota_hero_pudge
Pugna npc_dota_hero_pugna
Queen of Pain npc_dota_hero_queenofpain
Rattletrap npc_dota_hero_rattletrap
Razor npc_dota_hero_razor
Riki npc_dota_hero_riki
Rubick npc_dota_hero_rubick
Sand King npc_dota_hero_sand_king
Shadow Demon npc_dota_hero_shadow_demon
Shadow Shaman npc_dota_hero_shadow_shaman
Shredder npc_dota_hero_shredder
Silencer npc_dota_hero_silencer
Skeleton King npc_dota_hero_skeleton_king
Skywrath Mage npc_dota_hero_skywrath_mage
Stardar npc_dota_hero_slardar
Slark npc_dota_hero_slark
Sniper npc_dota_hero_sniper
Spectre npc_dota_hero_spectre
Spirit Breaker npc_dota_hero_spirit_breaker
Storm Spirit npc_dota_hero_storm_spirit
Sven npc_dota_hero_sven
Templar Assassin npc_dota_hero_templar_assassin
Tidehunter npc_dota_hero_tidehunter
Tinker npc_dota_hero_tinker
Tiny npc_dota_hero_tiny
Treant npc_dota_hero_treant
Troll Warlord npc_dota_hero_troll_warlord
Tusk npc_dota_hero_tusk
Undying npc_dota_hero_undying
Ursa npc_dota_hero_ursa
Vengeful Spirit npc_dota_hero_vengefulspirit
Venomancer npc_dota_hero_venomancer
Viper npc_dota_hero_viper
Visage npc_dota_hero_visage
Warlock npc_dota_hero_warlock
Weaver npc_dota_hero_weaver
Windrunner npc_dota_hero_windrunner
Wisp npc_dota_hero_wisp
Witch Doctor npc_dota_hero_witch_doctor
Zuus npc_dota_hero_zuus

Dota 2 Items

The following list of item cheat codes can be used with the -item and -givebot cheats.

Item Cheat Code
Abyssal Blade item_abyssal_blade
Aegis item_aegis
Ancient Janggo item_ancient_janggo
Arcane Boots item_arcane_boots
Armlet item_armlet
Assault Cuirass item_assault
Basher item_basher
Belt of Strength item_belt_of_strength
Battle Fury item_bfury
Black King Bar item_black_king_bar
Blade Mail item_blade_mail
Blade of Alacrity item_blade_of_alacrity
Blades of Attack item_blades_of_attack
Blink item_blink
Bloodstone item_bloodstone
Boots of Travel item_boots
Boots of Elves item_boots_of_elves
Bottle item_bottle
Bracer item_bracer
Iron Banch item_branches
Broadsword item_broadsword
Buckler item_buckler
Butterfly item_butterfly
Chainmail item_chainmail
Cheese item_cheese
Circlet item_circlet
Clarity item_clarity
Claymore item_claymore
Cloak item_cloak
Courier item_courier
Cyclone item_cyclone
Dagon item_dagon
Demon Edge item_demon_edge
Desolator item_desolator
Diffusal Blade item_diffusal_blade
Dust of Appearance item_dust
Staff of the Eagle item_eagle
Energy Booster item_energy_booster
Ethereal Blade item_ethereal_blade
Healing Salve item_flask
Flying Courier item_flying_courier
Force Staff item_force_staff
Gauntlets of Strength item_gauntlets
Gem of True Sight item_gem
Ghost Scepter item_ghost
Gloves of Haste item_gloves
Daedalus item_greater_crit
Hand of Midas item_hand_of_midas
Headdress item_headdress
Heart of Tarrasque item_heart
Heaven's Halberd item_heavens_halberd
Helm of Iron Will item_helm_of_iron_will
Helm of the Dominator item_helm_of_the_dominator
Hood of Defiance item_hood_of_defiance
Hyperstone item_hyperstone
Shadow Blade item_invis_sword
Javelin item_javelin
Crystalys item_lesser_crit
Lifestealer item_lifesteal
Maelstrom item_maelstrom
Magic Stick item_magic_stick
Magic Wand item_magic_wand
Manta Style item_manta
Mantle of Intelligence item_mantle
Mask of Madness item_mask_of_madness
Medallion of Courage item_medallion_of_courage
Mekansm item_mekansm
Mithril Hammer item_mithril_hammer
Mjollnir item_mjollnir
Monkey King Bar item_monkey_king_bar
Mystic Staff item_mystic_staff
Necronomicon item_necronomicon
Null Talisman item_null_talisman
Oblivion Staff item_oblivion_staff
Ogre Axe item_ogre_axe
Orb of Venom item_orb_of_venom
Orchid of Malevolence item_orchid
Perseverance item_pers
Phase Boots item_phase_boots
Pipe of Insight item_pipe
Platemail item_platemail
Point Booster item_point_booster
Poor Man's Shield item_poor_mans_shield
Power Shield item_power_treads
Quarterstaff item_quarterstaff
Quelling Blade item_quelling_blade
Radiance item_radiance
Divine Rapier item_rapier
Reaver item_reaver
Refresher item_refresher
Sacred Relic item_relic
Ring of Aquila item_ring_of_aquila
Ring of Basilius item_ring_of_basilius
Ring of Health item_ring_of_health
Ring of Protection item_ring_of_protection
Ring of Regen item_ring_of_regen
Robe of the Magi item_robe
Rod of Atos item_rod_of_atos
Sange item_sange
Sange and Yasha item_sange_and_yasha
Satanic item_satanic
Sheepstick item_sheepstick
Shiva's Guard item_shivas_guard
Skadi item_skadi
Slippers of Agility item_slippers
Smoke of Deceit item_smoke_of_deceit
Sobi Mask item_sobi_mask
Soul Booster item_soul_booster
Soul Ring item_soul_ring
Linken's Sphere item_sphere
Staff of Wizardry item_staff_of_wizardry
Stout Shield item_stout_shield
Talisman of Evasion item_talisman_of_evasion
Tango item_tango
Teleport Scroll item_tpscroll
Tranquil Boots item_tranquil_boots
Boots of Travel item_travel_boots
Ultimate Orb item_ultimate_orb
Ultimate Scepter item_ultimate_scepter
Urn of Shadows item_urn_of_shadows
Vanguard item_vanguard
Veil of Discord item_veil_of_discord
Vitality Booster item_vitality_booster
Vladmir item_vladmir
Void Stone item_void_stone
Ward Observer item_ward_observer
Ward Sentry item_ward_sentry
Wraith Band item_wraith_band
Yasha item_yasha