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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.


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.




AbaddonAlchemistAncient ApparitionAnti-MageArc WardenAxeBaneBatriderBeastmasterBloodseekerBounty HunterBrewmasterBristlebackBroodmotherCentaur WarrunnerChaos KnightChenClinkzClockwerkCrystal MaidenDark SeerDark WillowDazzleDeath ProphetDisruptorDoomDragon KnightDrow RangerEarth SpiritEarthshakerElder TitanEmber SpiritEnchantressEnigmaFaceless VoidGyrocopterHuskarInvokerIoJakiroJuggernautKeeper of the LightKunkkaLegion CommanderLeshracLichLifestealerLinaLionLone DruidLunaLycanMagnusMedusaMeepoMiranaMonkey KingMorphlingNaga SirenNature's ProphetNecrophosNight StalkerNyx AssassinOgre MagiOmniknightOracleOutworld DevourerPangolierPhantom AssassinPhantom LancerPhoenixPuckPudgePugnaQueen of PainRazorRikiRubickSand KingShadow DemonShadow FiendShadow ShamanSilencerSkywrath MageSlardarSlarkSniperSpectreSpirit BreakerStorm SpiritSvenTechiesTemplar AssassinTerrorbladeTidehunterTimbersawTinkerTinyTreant ProtectorTroll WarlordTuskUnderlordUndyingUrsaVengeful SpiritVenomancerViperVisageWarlockWeaverWindrangerWinter WyvernWitch DoctorWraith KingZeus


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 icon.png 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.


  • 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.


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.









Patch history[edit]

  • 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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