Dire

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Dire
Associated with
Heroes:Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden
Factions:Radiant
Places:Mad Moon
Other Lore:Direstone
Nemesis Stones

The Dire is a faction in Dota 2. It is characterized by a dark, gloomy theme. The top right half of the game map belongs to the Dire, while the bottom left belongs to the Radiant icon.png Radiant.

Gameplay[edit]

There are many differences between the Dire side of the game map and the Radiant side:

  • Lua error: Error: No database table exists named "units"..Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit in the river is closer to the Radiant bank, near the top rune spawn location, while the Dire bank curves around it. Before 7.00 revamp, Roshan was located on the Dire side, near the bottom rune spawn location.
  • Dire's bottom lane has no convenient way to pull.
  • It is impossible to block 2 jungle camps with 1 ward in the Dire jungle.

Affiliated heroes[edit]

Strength Agility Intelligence

Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon
Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord
Axe minimap icon.png Axe
Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight
Doom minimap icon.png Doom
Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer
Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan
Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus
Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker
Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge
Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King
Slardar minimap icon.png Slardar
Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker
Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter
Undying minimap icon.png Undying
Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King

Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden
Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker
Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother
Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz
Faceless Void minimap icon.png Faceless Void
Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa
Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo
Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin
Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin
Razor minimap icon.png Razor
Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend
Slark minimap icon.png Slark
Spectre minimap icon.png Spectre
Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade
Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer
Viper minimap icon.png Viper
Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver

Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition
Bane minimap icon.png Bane
Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider
Dark Seer minimap icon.png Dark Seer
Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle
Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet
Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma
Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke
Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker
Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac
Lich minimap icon.png Lich
Lion minimap icon.png Lion
Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos
Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer
Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna
Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain
Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon
Visage minimap icon.png Visage
Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock
Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern
Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor

Lore[edit]

  • The Dire is one of the Nemesis Stones, a force diametrically opposed to the Radiant.
  • The Dire is known to Zet as Diruulth.[1] He originally kept the Dire and Radiant in check, but lost control after the Mad Moon was destroyed.[2]
  • The Dire spreads corruption.[3]
  • Light, from the sun and moon counters the Dire's influences.[3]
  • Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker is opposed to the Dire, wielding a light-absorbing totem to banish its corruption.[3]
  • Direstone was used in creating the Demon Edge icon.png Demon Edge.[4]

Trivia[edit]

  • The DotA equivalent of the Dire was the Scourge.
  • In DotA, heroes were affiliated into the Scourge and Sentinel factions. This division was seen in the older picking screen.
    • In DotA when playing the Normal game mode (also called "Pick Mode"), players could only pick Scourge heroes while on the Scourge team, and vice versa. This game mode is not present in Dota 2.

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Arc Warden response: Play Diruulth and Radinthul, your conflicts must be ended.
  2. Arc Warden biography.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eclipse Monolith description.
  4. Demon Shard description.