The Chat Wheel is an in-game interface tool for quickly sending messages to teammates. By holding down the assigned hotkey, moving the mouse in any of the eight directions and releasing the hotkey, a predetermined message gets sent to the team chat. Players are able to change the messages in the Chat Wheel to any of the 86 available phrases. Emoticons can be added to the end of some chat wheel lines. During certain events, visual sprays can also be keyed to the Chat Wheel.
To send a message using the Chat Wheel, hold down the assigned hotkey and move your mouse in any of the eight given directions. When you release the hotkey, the message will be sent to your teammates. Messages sent from the Chat Wheel have a distinctive arrow in front of them and appear in players' local language setting, making it an invaluable tool for communicating with players who do not speak your language. Muted players can still use the Chat Wheel.
To change the phrases or the Chat Wheel keybind, navigate to the Controls tab of the Options screen and click Chat. It is also possible to bind individual keys to the default Chat Wheel phrases here.
There are currently 86 available phrases. This table lists them, as well as their Console equivalent. By using the bind command, it is also possible to create hotkeys for non-default phrases, e.g. bind k "chatwheel_say 1" to make the k key output Careful! in chat.
The following phrases can only be triggered through other means than the Chat Wheel. The game will automatically fill in which item, hero, or ability based on what was clicked. They do not have console commands associated with them.
Hero is missing!
Hold Alt while clicking an enemy hero's portrait at the top of the screen.
Hero has returned!
Hold Ctrl and Alt while clicking an enemy hero's portrait at the top of the screen.
Enemy Hero will respawn in x seconds!
Hold Alt while clicking on an enemy hero's portrait at the top of the screen, that is currently dead.
I will respawn in x seconds!
Hold Alt while clicking on your respawn timer, either where the health bar is, or at the top of the screen.
I will purchase > Item
Hold Alt while clicking an item in the shop.
Need x gold for Item
Hold Alt while clicking an item set in Quick Buy without having enough gold to purchase it.
I have enough gold for Item
Hold Alt while clicking on an item set in Quick Buy with enough gold to purchase it.
Ability/Item > Ready ( Level Level )
Hold Alt while clicking on an ability or item icon. It has to be ready for this message to appear. When clicking on an ability icon, the level will be shown.
Ability/Item > On Cooldown ( x seconds remain )
Hold Alt while clicking on an ability or item icon. It has to be on cooldown for this message to appear.
Ability/Item > Not Enough Mana
Hold Alt while clicking on an ability or item icon. You need to have insufficient mana and the ability or item must not be on cooldown for this message to appear.
Ability > Not Learned
Hold Alt while clicking on an ability icon for an ability that you have not learned yet.
Beware Hero > Ability
Hold Alt while clicking on an ability icon of an enemy hero.
Enemy Hero has > Item
Hold Alt while clicking on an item in an enemy hero's inventory. This line may also be triggered on an enemy courier.
(Enemy Hero) affected by: Buff/Debuff
Hold Alt while clicking on a buff or debuff indicator on your hero, or an enemy hero.
(I have / Enemy Hero has) x% HP y% Mana.
Hold Alt while clicking on your health or mana bar, or an enemy's.
(I need / Ally needs) x XP to reach Level y
Hold Alt while clicking on the experience bar of an allied hero.
Enemy Hero is Level x
Hold Alt while clicking on the experience bar of an enemy hero.
This page was last edited on 18 May 2019, at 16:06.
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