Table of Contents

Data Analysis


6.80 Win Rate Shifts: A First Look


Hero Win Rates on Radiant and Dire

Dota 2 Hero Winrates by Game Duration

6.78: Patch Retrospective

6.78 Farm Dependency, including Bristleback, Skywrath, Elder Titan, and Abaddon

6.78’s Huskar Rework Might Be a Bit Overpowered

6.78 Win Rate Shifts in Charts

6.78 Win Rate Shifts: First Impressions (Followup)


Trends in Hero Usage by Skill BracketSpreadsheet Link

Radiant vs Dire Win Rates

The Size of Dota’s Skill Brackets, 2013 Edition

Hero Farm Dependency

The Heroes With the Greatest Improvement in High Skill Games

Dota 2 Item Trends in 6.77 and The Shadow Blade Surge

Popularity of Game Mode by Bracket


The Size of Dota’s Skill Brackets + Addendum

Hero Usage and Win Rates in 6.74Spreadsheet Link

Item Usage Trends by Skill BracketSpreadsheet Link

Bracket Comparison Graphs for Game Duration, GPM, XPM, and Deaths per Minute

Who is the Most Farm Dependent HeroSpreadsheet Link

Creep Kills per Minute by Bracket and Hero — Charts:  Very High    //    High    //    Normal    //    All

Win Rates by Team Composition

The Radiant Advantage + Addendum

Hero Skill Build Analysis

Crystal Maiden || Silencer || Huskar and Ancient Apparition || Necrolyte || Sniper || Legion Commander || Earth Spirit || Ember Spirit || Venomancer || Spectre || Slark

6.77c’s Treant Protector is Secretly Really Good


Better Skill Build Analysis

On Math and Modeling — Ursa’s Earthshock vs Fury Swipes


A Look Back at Wraith Night

Let’s Talk About Team Matchmaking

Mid Only, Capture Points, and Cognitive Load in PvP

The Greatest Matchmaking Complaint Ever

Valve Employee Comments on Matchmaking

Abaddon Is Not A Carry

DotaBuff Rating: First Thoughts (And Maybe Last)

The Insignificance of Pub Stats: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

The Death of Dota 2 Statistics Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Looking at Dota’s Anti-Smurf Detection

An Extremely Unofficial Dota Matchmaking FAQ: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

The Dota 2 Metagame

So How Does Any of This Make You a Better Dota Player?

Calling in Ganks and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Is It Time for a Dota 2 Solo Queue? and followup Merlini’s Mailbag and Solo Queue Clarifications

Hints of an Upcoming Dota 2 Guild System

Which Heroes Belong in the New Player Pool?

The Curious Case of Treant Protector

Match and Tournament Analysis

6.79 Hero Picks and the Rise of Uncertainty

MLG Columbus: The Strategic Shifts of 6.79 [Link]

Drafting an Upset: Power Rangers vs Alliance

The Alliance’s Naga Siren

TI3 Hero Profile: Naga Siren

Radiant vs Dire: Picking Sides at TI3

TI3 Hero Profiles: Outworld Devourer

SEA Rising: An Analysis of Orange

Sometimes the Drafts Just Aren’t That Important: Alliance vs LGD

TI3 Upper Bracket Draft Predictions

Quantic vs Rattlesnake Postmortem

[The International 3] Quantic vs Rattlesnake Preview

Challenge Accepted: NaVi vs Kaipi Game 3

The Rise and Fall of Treant Protector

Breaking Down the Alliance Draft Strategy (G1 League spoilers)

DD’s Treant Dominance in the Western Qualifiers

Anti-Mage and Treant Protector in the Western International Qualifiers

Dreamhack 2012 EG vs Na’Vi Game Two: a Ban/Pick Analysis

Patch Analysis

Fashionably Late: 6.79 Patch Analysis

6.77c Win Rate Shifts for Nyx, KotL, Drow, and Treant

6.77c Patch Notes

Fresh Meat in the Ecosystem

The 6.77 Nerfed and Buffed

And now here comes 6.77

6.76 Retrospective: What We Can Learn from Hero Win Rates

Data Releases

6.74 Player Data + Tutorial Download Link

General Info

What is DotaMetrics?


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