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23rd February 2011, 07:16 PM
Yo. I am struggling all the time with my warkeys. I first used q,z(Untill i started playing SF more actively. Then i changed to q,tab,~. Then when i started playing Invoker more actively i started using ~,tab,caps,shift,ctrl. And i am still struggling :/

Can u guys show me how u bind your keys? So i can make a mix on how comfortable it will be.

P.S W/o that Penegrine(or how is it called)Glove
Just a default keyboard


23rd February 2011, 07:18 PM
try with this one http://www.drjones.dk/customkeys/generator.php

i use same spells for all heros: q, w, e, r. and z, x, c, v. for inventory.

23rd February 2011, 07:25 PM
and what do u do for nevermore ? :/
same ? qwe and ulti R

23rd February 2011, 07:34 PM
yes as i said above, in the beginning it will be a little harder to get used on that, but after some time it will be easy.

23rd February 2011, 07:41 PM
I use DTK (dota toolkit) basically you got every possible thing covered there, remaps, custom inventory keys, w3 settings, even invoker hotkeys, autocasting, and some other shit too


i use Q W E R for spells , D and F for 2nd spells (morph, techies mines, invoker, etc )

items : space , z x c v b

23rd February 2011, 08:40 PM
I downloaded them but they still don't work

24th February 2011, 12:04 AM
download the big file, not small one

24th February 2011, 04:08 PM
Y i know i did that...

24th February 2011, 06:04 PM

Alt + q = 7
Alt + w = 8
alt+ a = 4
alt+ s = 5
alt + z = 1
alt + x = 2

best way, believe me : )

( u use alt + q to not so often changing items, like power threads, or ring of basilius , alt + w , for stick mainly, in lategame for the third important casting item - satanic if made, alt + a = teleport, alt + s = bottle or dager, or lothar, alt + z I rarely use, mostly for sentry wards. alt + x, bkb and items with same value like him, or when u get dager after bottle, u transfer bottle and use it alt + x ).

24th February 2011, 06:24 PM
I use q,w,e,r for spells
and right above 1,2,3,4,5,6 for items

best way

24th February 2011, 10:24 PM
no... if u play normal hero u select, crow #2, circle #3, if playing rex/visage, u select hawk/units #2, crow #3, circle #4.

25th February 2011, 02:39 AM
no... if u play normal hero u select, crow #2, circle #3, if playing rex/visage, u select hawk/units #2, crow #3, circle #4.

When Familiars or Hawk+Quillbeast dies the shortcut buttons will disappear ? And #1 what for ?

25th February 2011, 11:03 AM
ofc they disappear

and 1 for hero i guess

25th February 2011, 12:38 PM
Yes, when a hawk die it disselects, then when u make another hawk, u select it again and send it somewhere ( double pressing the key after selected, 2 in this case, brings your camera on the hawk and its much easier to keep track on it ), also, I catch the quickbeast or w/e its called #1 with my hero, because u catch her under another number, there is too much actions to make, focus pig, focus necros, burn mana, etc etc.

25th February 2011, 04:17 PM
lol cmon that's crazy :O
btw i think ur more slower that way, or ?

25th February 2011, 08:57 PM
Of course you are much FASTER, this way, i personally have tried 90% of warkeys/hotkeys/dotakeys known to world, the thing with ALT + QWASXZ, is the fastest and most reachable way there is.

And the thing with selecting heroes+summons+crow+circle, is also the most fastest way and the most simple one, for example u getting killed with 150 gold in you, you send your hero back, press twice 3, this brings u back at fontain allowing you to buy tp oor w/e u want for 150 gold.

the thing with hawk, its always a must to have it bonded #2, because once u lose it, you lose at least 1 sec of focus of the map, looking for it, what will probably result in your hero moving god knows where, god knows when, ruining the game for your team : )

26th February 2011, 12:13 AM
;1264185']I use q,w,e,r for spells
and right above 1,2,3,4,5,6 for items

best way

i use the same combination for items, but i have prob when playing rexxar, visage, chen, ench etc... cant bind them with ctrl+number

26th February 2011, 01:29 AM
y that's why I don't play micro heroes

26th February 2011, 01:42 AM
Well when u play chen and enchantress, you select all units #1 and you micro each unit only with mouse, its pretty hard if u don't have played normal warcraft 3, tho.

Rexar is a bit more simple, all you have to do is that i mentioned before, select the hawk #2, u can move it even by clicking on the map, no need to waste time and look for it where the hawk is, where should i send it now.'

visage is pretty hard to play too, because the two revenants wont use stun at the same time, u need to press the ability that stuns, then tab and press again.

and this warkeys by 1-2-3-4-5-6 , was one of the worst options i've tried, i have pretty big hands and am facing problems when i am trying to reach keys after 4, + i can't type numbers without looking at the keyboard so its pretty hard., i doubt that is anyone that can't type Q W A S Z X, without looking in his own keyboard : ) ( its bonus as i mentioned that u can't select nor crow, nor circle, nor any other units ) .

26th February 2011, 02:09 AM
I can reach all 6 without any problems o.O
And I can't type those letters without looking xD

27th February 2011, 07:41 PM
You catch the keyboard in wrong position...

the bottom of your left hand, should catch the left bottom of the keyboard.

27th February 2011, 08:24 PM
I can type anything on keyboard without looking but its hard to try something new, i just cant get use to it and i major mistakes while trying to learn

28th February 2011, 05:12 PM
i see noone mentions space :D cuz of moving to ping?

i use normal hero`s spells and 3 4 5 and space for inventory ( just 4 slots :D )

28th February 2011, 05:26 PM
How do u use space ? When i use that it moves to the towers :O

28th February 2011, 05:36 PM

28th February 2011, 08:11 PM
i use space too, tho im using space-z-x-c-v-b


28th February 2011, 08:56 PM
My combination is :

q, w, e, r for spells,
t, y for additional spells(morphling etc..)
u, i, o, p, [, ] for autocasting
z, x, c, v, b, n for inventory
space for hero
1 for crow
2 for additional units
3 for circle

28th February 2011, 11:57 PM
lol u better tell what buttons u dont use

1st March 2011, 08:18 AM
u can set space as hotkey via autowarkeys.

mine are: inv 7/8 = alt +3/space, inv 4/5 = scroll up/down, inv 1/2 = alt +a/s, spells are default :P

1st March 2011, 08:54 PM
Rawr's mega high skill farmer binds:

QWERTY - 6 inventory slots
1, 2, 3 - hero, chicken, circle (in that order)
ASDF - spells (same hotkeys for learning spells)
ZXCVB - attack, stop, hold, special spell #1, special spell #2 (in that order)

1st March 2011, 10:57 PM

1st March 2011, 10:58 PM
why dont u put autocasting on O and L ?

1st March 2011, 11:08 PM
alt+f4 for insta win :D

i use 1,2,3,4 and QWER (sometimes TY)
numbers for inventory
letters for spells
F1 is default for hero

2nd March 2011, 09:15 AM
why dont u put autocasting on O and L ?

its too far, i mean why would anyone use it......

2nd March 2011, 03:52 PM
was joking with rawr when i saw his keys xDDD

4th March 2011, 01:29 PM
Tito does the keys from your link work on windows 7 ? Because when i run script and when i click on loader or w3 it cannot join, it just put me back on deskt

4th March 2011, 01:42 PM
I use xp, but at some caffe's with win 7 i've used it, works without any prob... when u have firefox on, u need to switch on it, then press on w3, and it will open :D

4th March 2011, 08:10 PM
Keys work on win 7, you just need to run it as administrator ( and install also as administrator ). I dont use hotkeys for spells just for inventory, I'm not playing invoker so im using Q, space, 5, 6, chicken on 3 (on 4 if i have units and units are on 3) and circle on 2. Someone asked why isnt there a number 1 :D, it is just more easy to use 2/3/4 because they are closer to normal spell keys or spells in my case and also, I saw some funny post here where someone asked something about units and why are you hotkey-ing them, n/c for this.

5th March 2011, 11:14 AM
Me ? always when i press space my camera goes to the towers

5th March 2011, 11:42 AM
because you go to the most recent map ping, it's default w3 key.

download some keys with which you can remap space into some inventory slot.

5th March 2011, 01:56 PM

The best!

9th March 2011, 08:03 PM
Tnx aeross and tito !

23rd May 2011, 04:02 AM
i use normal,just have to shortcuts on mouse for inventory,nothing more,me pro :D

23rd May 2011, 06:56 PM
Just get Warkeys++ it works for all versions.

30th January 2012, 05:37 PM
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