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Old 06-02-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default DotA 2 Tutorial - How to Spell Animation Cancel




Another tutorial video where we will discuss all about spell animation cancel.

Spell animation cancelling is when you cast a spell, there is a beginning animation when you use the spell. During this time, you can actually stop the spell coming out by pressing Stop during this animation. This will save the cool down of that spell AND the mana usage.

The tutorial presents: what is a spell animation cancel, how can you spell animation cancel, why should you spell animation cancel and how you can apply it to your own game.

Spell animation cancelling is a simple concept to grasp but a difficult technique to master for practical purposes. It requires you to be creative and come up ideas in each individual game. I will give specific examples for a particular situations however.

Spell animation cancelling is highly used in competitive play but can significantly improve any sort of game play including casual.

Otherwise, enjoy the tutorial and PLEASE like and favorite the video and subscribe to the channel if the video has helped you out. There will be more coming.

Thanks!
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How to Spell Animation Cancel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-5zALoaBi0
How to Animation Cancel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMqAYzYULvI
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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I'm reporting this as spam.

This isn't applicable to strategy. In fact this is something that is taken for granted in this forum and expected to be integrated into your play. This belongs in either a newbie forum (if one exists) or the videos subforum. Possibly a guide where you have a collection of this.

Not in the main strategy body.

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But you haven't began casting the spell. That just cancels the command to cast the spell. This is when you actually cast the spell but you want to cancel it for some reason (by using S).
It'll cancel your backswing even though repetitive movement clicks are normally the most effective way to do this.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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I'm reporting this as spam.

This isn't applicable to strategy. In fact this is something that is taken for granted in this forum and expected to be integrated into your play. This belongs in either a newbie forum (if one exists) or the videos subforum. Possibly a guide where you have a collection of this.

Not in the main strategy body.
Okay. To be honest, I don't see many players using spell animation cancelling except professional players. If a newbie comes across (especially the ones who just got into DotA 2) and learns something, isn't this part of the learning process?

And there is a strategic element to it particularly the mind games but I suppose you need to watch the entire video to see what I mean.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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How to spell animation cancel

Use spellchecker
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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Doesn't everyone already know you can stop your action with s button or just doing something else like clicking on the ground or what not?
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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Doesn't everyone already know you can stop your action with s button or just doing something else like clicking on the ground or what not?
But you haven't began casting the spell. That just cancels the command to cast the spell. This is when you actually cast the spell but you want to cancel it for some reason (by using S).
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #7
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I'm reporting this as spam.

This isn't applicable to strategy. In fact this is something that is taken for granted in this forum and expected to be integrated into your play. This belongs in either a newbie forum (if one exists) or the videos subforum. Possibly a guide where you have a collection of this.

Not in the main strategy body.


It'll cancel your backswing even though repetitive movement clicks are normally the most effective way to do this.
oh, mr. cocky has spoken again 0.0

the only spam in here is your post, as you didnt even get what the OP is talking about; hes talking about canceling the CAST not the backswing; you didnt even bother to watch the video.

@OP: good idea and nice video.

Edit: only problem i see, is that this is a dota 2 "mini guide" in a dota 1 forum :O ; generally the same strategies apply for both games, still mby not the best place; but not sure if the http://dev.dota2.com/ -forum got a strategy section yet 0.0
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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I'm reporting this as spam.

This isn't applicable to strategy. In fact this is something that is taken for granted in this forum and expected to be integrated into your play. This belongs in either a newbie forum (if one exists) or the videos subforum. Possibly a guide where you have a collection of this.

Not in the main strategy body.


It'll cancel your backswing even though repetitive movement clicks are normally the most effective way to do this.
Strategy is the plan and tactics for how to reach your long term goal, e.g. winning the game or several games. Spell animation cancel can ofcourse be part of this strategy. Infact, spell animation cancel could be the only part of your strategy besides pressing attack.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #9
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Another tutorial video where we will discuss all about spell animation cancel.

Spell animation cancelling is when you cast a spell, there is a beginning animation when you use the spell. During this time, you can actually stop the spell coming out by pressing Stop during this animation. This will save the cool down of that spell AND the mana usage.

The tutorial presents: what is a spell animation cancel, how can you spell animation cancel, why should you spell animation cancel and how you can apply it to your own game.

Spell animation cancelling is a simple concept to grasp but a difficult technique to master for practical purposes. It requires you to be creative and come up ideas in each individual game. I will give specific examples for a particular situations however.

Spell animation cancelling is highly used in competitive play but can significantly improve any sort of game play including casual.

Otherwise, enjoy the tutorial and PLEASE like and favorite the video and subscribe to the channel if the video has helped you out. There will be more coming.

Thanks!
pretty nice and comprehensive guide.

Thanks a million.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #10
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thanks for this tutorial really loved it!
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #11
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i cancel it with H. thats why i have s d f g custom keys, and H right to it. A on the other side....
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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This will certainly help a lot of the newer players. Don't overreact bro
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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This is nothing new.

I don't think it belongs here per se, but perhaps the mechanics section should have more of these videos intergrated in there to make it less confusing. You also might want to consider making a guide which has all your videos in.

I don't agree with Kris calling it 'spam', but it's true that this isn't the best place to put this as most players on the forum do indeed know how this
works.

Anyhow, props to you for making it. It might help some newer players.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #14
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moved to dota media
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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This is good to know if you don't know how. Later on with more competitive play it will have some good use.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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This is good to know if you don't know how. Later on with more competitive play it will have some good use.
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