Minimap

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Minimap 7.07.png

The minimap is a HUD element that represents the game map on a smaller scale. It displays in real time the location and status of buildings, heroes, creeps, couriers and wards. The minimap is subject to team vision, with unseen areas covered by the fog of war. Certain events and Terrain items can alter the appearance of the minimap.

Settings[edit]

These settings can be changed in the game options.

  • Location: Changes the minimap to display on the bottom left or bottom right of the interface.
  • Simple Colors: Uses a single color for all heroes on the same team.
  • Hide Background: Hides graphical background on the minimap, and displays only essential game elements like heroes, couriers, buildings, wards, and creeps.
  • Simple Background: Replaces graphical background on the minimap by simple background. Turned on by default.
  • Draw Hero Icons: When holding ALT, displays hero icons instead of hero names.
  • Always Use Icons/Names: Permanently displays hero icons and names instead of arrows and O's.

Icons[edit]

Heroes[edit]

Heroes

Abaddon minimap icon.pngAlchemist minimap icon.pngAncient Apparition minimap icon.pngAnti-Mage minimap icon.pngArc Warden minimap icon.pngAxe minimap icon.pngBane minimap icon.pngBatrider minimap icon.pngBeastmaster minimap icon.pngBloodseeker minimap icon.pngBounty Hunter minimap icon.pngBrewmaster minimap icon.pngBristleback minimap icon.pngBroodmother minimap icon.pngCentaur Warrunner minimap icon.pngChaos Knight minimap icon.pngChen minimap icon.pngClinkz minimap icon.pngClockwerk minimap icon.pngCrystal Maiden minimap icon.pngDark Seer minimap icon.pngDark Willow minimap icon.pngDazzle minimap icon.pngDeath Prophet minimap icon.pngDisruptor minimap icon.pngDoom minimap icon.pngDragon Knight minimap icon.pngDrow Ranger minimap icon.pngEarth Spirit minimap icon.pngEarthshaker minimap icon.pngElder Titan minimap icon.pngEmber Spirit minimap icon.pngEnchantress minimap icon.pngEnigma minimap icon.pngFaceless Void minimap icon.pngGyrocopter minimap icon.pngHuskar minimap icon.pngInvoker minimap icon.pngIo minimap icon.pngJakiro minimap icon.pngJuggernaut minimap icon.pngKeeper of the Light minimap icon.pngKunkka minimap icon.pngLegion Commander minimap icon.pngLeshrac minimap icon.pngLich minimap icon.pngLifestealer minimap icon.pngLina minimap icon.pngLion minimap icon.pngLone Druid minimap icon.pngLuna minimap icon.pngLycan minimap icon.pngMagnus minimap icon.pngMedusa minimap icon.pngMeepo minimap icon.pngMirana minimap icon.pngMonkey King minimap icon.pngMorphling minimap icon.pngNaga Siren minimap icon.pngNature's Prophet minimap icon.pngNecrophos minimap icon.pngNight Stalker minimap icon.pngNyx Assassin minimap icon.pngOgre Magi minimap icon.pngOmniknight minimap icon.pngOracle minimap icon.pngOutworld Devourer minimap icon.pngPangolier minimap icon.pngPhantom Assassin minimap icon.pngPhantom Lancer minimap icon.pngPhoenix minimap icon.pngPuck minimap icon.pngPudge minimap icon.pngPugna minimap icon.pngQueen of Pain minimap icon.pngRazor minimap icon.pngRiki minimap icon.pngRubick minimap icon.pngSand King minimap icon.pngShadow Demon minimap icon.pngShadow Fiend minimap icon.pngShadow Shaman minimap icon.pngSilencer minimap icon.pngSkywrath Mage minimap icon.pngSlardar minimap icon.pngSlark minimap icon.pngSniper minimap icon.pngSpectre minimap icon.pngSpirit Breaker minimap icon.pngStorm Spirit minimap icon.pngSven minimap icon.pngTechies minimap icon.pngTemplar Assassin minimap icon.pngTerrorblade minimap icon.pngTidehunter minimap icon.pngTimbersaw minimap icon.pngTinker minimap icon.pngTiny minimap icon.pngTreant Protector minimap icon.pngTroll Warlord minimap icon.pngTusk minimap icon.pngUnderlord minimap icon.pngUndying minimap icon.pngUrsa minimap icon.pngVengeful Spirit minimap icon.pngVenomancer minimap icon.pngViper minimap icon.pngVisage minimap icon.pngWarlock minimap icon.pngWeaver minimap icon.pngWindranger minimap icon.pngWinter Wyvern minimap icon.pngWitch Doctor minimap icon.pngWraith King minimap icon.pngZeus minimap icon.png

Brewmaster[edit]

These three extra icons were meant for Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster when using Primal Split, but they are currently unused.

Icons

Brewmaster Earth minimap icon.png Brewmaster Storm minimap icon.png Brewmaster Fire minimap icon.png

Custom Icons[edit]

Some cosmetic items will alter a hero's minimap icon. Click on an icon to view the corresponding item.

Heroes

Frost Avalanche Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Benevolent Companion Io minimap icon.png Bladeform Legacy Juggernaut minimap icon.png Blades of Voth Domosh Legion Commander minimap icon.png Fiery Soul of the Slayer Lina minimap icon.png Great Sage's Reckoning Monkey King minimap icon.png Manifold Paradox Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Feast of Abscession Pudge minimap icon.png Demon Eater Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Swine of the Sunken Galley Techies minimap icon.png Fractal Horns of Inner Abysm Terrorblade minimap icon.png Tempest Helm of the Thundergod Zeus minimap icon.png

Shops[edit]

The black background is shown for contrast, and is not part of the icons.

Shop Icon
Main Shop Main Shop minimap icon.png
Side Lane Shop Side Lane Shop minimap icon.png
Secret Shop Secret Shop minimap icon.png

Couriers[edit]

The Dire side icons are only used when observing a game. For players, allied couriers use the Radiant style icons, and enemy couriers are shown as a white dot.

Courier Radiant icon.png Radiant Dire icon.png Dire
Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png Animal Courier Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Animal Courier Dire minimap icon.png
Flying Courier (Radiant) icon.png Flying Courier Flying Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Flying Courier Dire minimap icon.png

Wards[edit]

Friendly wards are colored green (blue in colorblind mode), and enemy wards are colored red. When spectating, Radiant icon.png Radiant wards are green/blue, and Dire icon.png Dire wards are red.

Ward Icon
Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward Observer Ward minimap icon.png
Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward Sentry Ward minimap icon.png

Runes[edit]

Bounty Runes are always shown when available, while other runes are only shown when having vision on them.

Rune Icon
Arcane Arcane Rune minimap icon.png
Bounty Bounty Rune minimap icon.png
Double Damage Double Damage Rune minimap icon.png
Haste Haste Rune minimap icon.png
Illusion Illusion Rune minimap icon.png
Invisibility Invisibility Rune minimap icon.png
Regeneration Regeneration Rune minimap icon.png

Neutral creep camps[edit]

The camp icons are colored yellow in-game. Roshan's icon is colored like Roshan.

Element Icon
Small camps Neutral camp small minimap icon.png
Medium camps Neutral camp medium minimap icon.png
Large camps Neutral camp large minimap icon.png
Ancient camps Neutral camp ancient minimap icon.png
Roshan Roshan minimap icon.png

Others[edit]

Element Icon
Ancient Ancient minimap icon.png
Attack Building Attack minimap icon.png
Defend Building Defend minimap icon.png
Eyes In The Forest Eyes in the Forest minimap icon.png

Events[edit]

Event Element Icon
Frostivus 2012 Greevil Hero Greevil Hero minimap icon.png
Thyg the Giftsnatch Thyg the Giftsnatch Greevil minimap icon.png
Diretide Pumpkin Bucket Diretide Pumpkin minimap icon.png
New Bloom Festival Year Beast Year Beast Radiant minimap icon.pngYear Beast Dire minimap icon.png

Scanning[edit]

Main Article: Scan

Players can use the Scan ability on the right of the minimap UI to detect any enemy heroes in an area.

The Scan button is located on the right of the minimap

Controls[edit]

Main Article: Controls
  • Right clicking anywhere on the minimap will command the hero to move to that location. However, there is a delay of 0.2 seconds, where clicks will not be registered. This is to prevent missclicks.
  • Ground-target abilities, such as Wrath of Nature, can be cast by clicking on the minimap.
  • Clicking on the minimap while using Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll or Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel will teleport the hero to the specified location's nearest allied building.

Pinging[edit]

  • Alt + Left Clicking on the minimap will alert your team about a location by Play playing a sound and showing an exclamation mark on their minimap.
    • Clicking buildings will play a different sound depending on the building's alliance, and generally mean a Play defense / Play attack of the building is desired.
    • Clicking enemy heroes will play the same sound as on enemy buildings, typically to announce the desire to attack.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left Clicking on the minimap will alert your team by Play playing a different sound and showing an X on their minimap, generally indicating danger.

Drawing[edit]

Holding down both Ctrl and the left mouse button while moving your cursor over the minimap will draw lines on the minimap. These lines can be seen by all allied players, and their color corresponds to the color of the player. Lines will fade after a few seconds.

Console Commands[edit]

There are several console commands that can be used to modify the minimap in various ways to match an individual player's preferences. Some of the commonly used ones are shown below.

Command Default Help Text
dota_hud_extra_large_minimap 0 0 Use extra large minimap.
dota_minimap_hero_size 600 Changes the hero minimap icon size.
dota_minimap_misclick_time 0.2 Minimum time after the mouse enters the minimap before accepting a move command. Can be increased slightly to prevent accidental misclicks.
dota_minimap_ping_duration 3 Adjust how long pings are displayed on the minimap.
dota_minimap_disable_rightclick 0 Disables right clicks on the minimap.

Gallery[edit]

Current[edit]

Pre-7.07[edit]

Pre-7.00[edit]

Pre-6.86[edit]

Pre-6.82[edit]

Events[edit]

Tutorial[edit]

Patch history[edit]

Patch
Description
  • Runes can now be pinged via the Minimap.
  • Updated to match 7.00 map changes.
  • Added Scan ability.
  • Changed X's to arrows.
  • Left clicking actions on the minimap no longer ignores input for the first 0.2 seconds.
  • Updated to match 6.82 map changes.
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