So, you’ve spent hours upon hours playing Dota 2. Now, for one reason or another, you are being forced to leave your home to face the scary outside world. This means you can’t play the game for a while, and depending on your level addiction to the game (let’s face it, the game is hard to stop playing), this might be rather difficult. What is a Dota nut to do when they aren’t near their PC to play the game? Get some Dota iPhone apps, of course!
Today, we are going to look at some of the very best iPhone apps that fans of Dota 2 must install. There are already quite a few out there, but many of them are downright terrible cash-grabs. If you sift through the mess, you might find some that are great, but lucky for you I’ve already done it.
Download these applications and get your Dota fix on the go, even if it’s not quite as satisfying as playing the game itself.
Dota 2 Metrics (Free) [No Longer Available]
This is one Dota application I use every single day. It gives you detailed information and stats on the most important aspects of the game. Because Dota is a skill-based game, knowing how well you are performing is an important part of the experience. To use the app, you will need to go to your public Steam profile and copy the URL, before pasting it into the app so it can get access to your data. You will also need to tell your Dota client to let third-party apps have access to recent matches.
Once in the app, you have access to data like recent games, your best heroes, your KDA ratio, and so on. For a hardcore Dota player, this is a great way to analyse their performance and find out which heroes they are best with, so when an important game comes up, you know which one to choose.
Companion for Dota 2 ($0.99)
Companion is an application designed to provide information on strategy and skills for all of the heroes in Dota 2. You can find builds and guides, which comes in handy for studying up on the go. It’s no secret that Dota 2 is an incredibly complicated and difficult game, so an application like this is exactly what you need.
This app will probably be more useful to newer players, but experienced players will also find there are some interesting benefits to using it. No matter how good you think you are at Dota 2, chances are great that you can probably get better. Having an application like this that lets you learn more about the game without actually playing can be a real benefit.
There is also a Lite version of the app [No longer available], so if you want to check out what it offers without spending any money, you can grab that first.
Roshan Announcer – Death and Respawn Timer for Dota 2 ($0.99) [No Longer Available]
In Dota 2, one of the key elements that can turn a game around is the neutral enemy known as Roshan. He gives each member of the team that brings him down 200 gold, and one member an item that brings them back to life. When killed, Roshan respawns in ten minutes, and the game doesn’t have a method of keeping track of when he will be back.
This app solves that problem by automatically counting down the timer until Roshan comes back, so you can get in there and take him down again. It alerts you at 5 minutes, 3 minutes, 1 minute and 30 seconds before he spawns, so you will have a leg up on your opponents. While this isn’t an app to get your Dota fix while on the go, it is one that can actually give you an edge in the game, which is awesome.
Essentials for Dota 2 (Free) [No Longer Available]
This free application provides access to a lot of Dota 2 information and coverage, without the price tag. You can input your Steam profile and see your recent games, view YouTube videos from some of the top Dota channels on the web, and see a database of every hero (it’s missing Abaddon, but he was only just added) and item in the game.
The app uses a slick, clean layout that makes it easy to navigate and find exactly what you want. While the other apps listed here have a narrower focus, this one features a little bit of everything, and it’s free to boot.
What Dota 2 apps do you use? Have you tried these apps? Hit the comments section below and let us know!