Dota 2 Taunts – How To Use Taunts? – A Complete Guide

While playing Dota 2, you may come across another character or hero taking a jibe at you, or saying something funny. This action is called ‘taunt’ in this game. If you want to know further about how to enable taunts and which characters are eligible to use them, let’s dive in!

Taunt is basically a specific action or animation that is used by a character to mock or annoy the opponent player. It is a fun feature that enhances your gaming experience, however not every character of Dota 2 is eligible to use taunts. There are certain characters that are programmed in a manner to execute taunts.

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Below is the list that incorporates all the Dota 2 characters who are eligible of running taunts in the game:

  • Anti-Mage
  • Beastmaster
  • Centaur Warruner
  • Clockwerk
  • Crystal Maiden
  • Dark Willow
  • Earth Spirit
  • Gyrocopter
  • Invoker
  • Jakiro
  • Leshrac
  • Lina
  • Luna
  • Magnus
  • Nature’s Prophet
  • Phoenix
  • Pudge
  • Rubick
  • Shadow Shaman
  • Skywrath Mage
  • Storm Spirit
  • Tiny
  • Undying
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Wraith King
  • Zeus

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8-Second Pause

What if you come across a player who is continuously using taunts? It sounds irritating right? In order to cater to this problem, the game has been developed in a manner that allows the taunts to go through an 8-second pause.

Auto-play Taunts:

There are two kinds of taunts used in Dota 2, which are the manual taunts, and the auto-play taunts. Initially, the game was developed in a manner that the character couldn’t use a taunt while moving or fighting. However, in the recent upgrade, taunts can be used during moving, fighting, and spell casting.

The auto-play taunts can happen in certain situations where you are not willing to make a liaison with an allied character or right after you have entirely thwarted the team of your enemy.

It can also happen if you have made an unbelievable close escape at very little health percentage.

Taunt, be it manual or auto, makes your gaming experience super fun. However, auto-taunts are more convenient as there are times when you are so immersed in the game that you forget to use a taunt manually. At this point, auto-taunts come to your rescue.

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Buying Taunts

Yes, you heard it right. Buying taunts is possible. For that, you have to go to the Steam store and can pick and choose each and every taunt that is available to be used in the game.

How to Buy Them

If you are interested to know further about how to buy taunts, then below is a complete guide that can be followed to buy taunts.

Firstly, you need to open the Dota 2 game.

At the home page, next to the Dota 2 logo, there is a heroes icon.

You have to open it by clicking on it.

After clicking on the heroes icon, the heroes page will open, where each and every hero will be available for you to view. 

Now once you have selected your hero, click on it and you will find a pop-up drop-down menu. The options on the pop-up will be the following: progression, trends, stats, about, load-outs, and guides. 

You will now need to click the loadout icon, which would display all the features of that specific hero.

Select the taunts option for your hero and check its price.

You will then land on the Steam market page. You may select the taunt available at the least cost.

After that, you will be required to add the payment details to mature your sale.

After successfully buying it, you will go to the main game to equip it. You can use it right after you have successfully equipped it.  

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Battle Pass

Battle Pass allows you to get unexpected items, treasures, and sometimes taunts. As your Battle pass level increases, the chances of you getting a Dota 2 taunt maximizes as well.

However, the battle past is not free of cost. But it is not very costly either. It would cost you $9.99, which is pretty much worth the deal. Adding to that, with the international version of Battle Pass, one can get many taunts free of cost.  

To conclude, you can always explore your options of looking for or buying your desired taunts. Remember that the more cosmetics your account has, the greater the worth the account has.

This means that you shouldn’t use the taunts in the game just to take a jibe at your enemies, sometimes you can save them to add worth to your account. 

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