Dota 2 - How to avoid ganks?

Dec 13 2019 3 min read

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One of the most important things you need to know once you start playing Dota 2 is how to survive. This might seem like a pretty easy thing to do, but that's not the case. You can easily get distracted by a lot of things such as last-hitting creeps and so on, which is exactly what your enemy wants. 

Let's take a look at some of the best methods you can use to avoid being ganked by your enemies.

Place an Observer Ward

The first and probably the most obvious thing you can do is to place an observer ward in your lane. There are many different places where you can put it, but we suggest doing it somewhere near the river. By doing this, you can easily see if someone is making a rotation to kill you. Of course, your enemies may use a Smoke to gank you. However, this will only happen once you get some MMR. The Smoke of Deceit is not something that gets a lot of usage in the lower-tier Brackets.

If it's too good to be true, maybe you shouldn't be there

One of the biggest mistakes of any Dota 2 player is that he can easily get distracted. There will be a situation where you will be alone on your lane, minding your own business. While this seems like the perfect scenario, in 9/10 cases, you are about to be ganked. 

To avoid this, you should always be aware of your surroundings. Check the mini-map once every 10 seconds to make sure that the enemy heroes are not missing from their lane. If they are, there is a very high chance that some other lane will be ganked, and it could be yours.

Use a Teleport Scroll

There is nothing more refreshing than teleporting in front of your enemy's face as he watches you and can't do anything about it. However, if you want to do this, you need to be sure that the hero who ganks you has no way to stop your TP. This means that he either has a stun which he already used, or he does not have a stun at all. Depending on the situation, just double-click your TP scroll immediately, and you will be out in only one second.

These are some of the most popular methods of avoiding ganks. Be sure to continually be aware of what's happening on the map so that you can efficiently react to it.


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