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Patches (latest) December 10, 2015 Patch December 16, 2015 Patch December 17, 2015 Patch

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Version Notes

Updated to game version 6.86.

General

  • Added Arcane Rune minimap icon Arcane Rune
    • Causes all spell cooldowns to be reduced by 30% and mana costs to be reduced by 50%. Lasts for 50 seconds.
  • Creep bounty increases by 1 gold per normal upgrade cycle
    • I.e. every 7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Siege damage against heroes increased from 75% to 85%
    • E.g. Level 1 towers' damage against heroes effectively increased from 82.5 to 93.5
  • Hero base HP increased from 150 to 180
  • Creeps now arrive slightly closer to the top dire tower and bottom Radiant tower
  • Centaur Courser now has a stacking magic resistance aura, Cloak Aura (Centaur Courser) icon Cloak Aura
    • This is the small neutral from the Centaur Camp.
  • Hellbear now has a stacking magic resistance aura (20% for units, 5% for heroes)
    • This is the small neutral from the Hellbear Camp.
  • Dragonhide Aura (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Dragonhide Aura's stackable armor increased from 2 to 3
  • Ancient Dragons armor reduced by 1
  • Ancient neutrals now behave like normal neutrals and split experience with all heroes in the AoE
  • Added a new ability to Ancient Black Dragon, Fireball:
    • Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Fireball: Targets an area and hurls a fire blast towards it, igniting the 300 AoE area for 10 seconds. Deals 85 damage per second.
    • Cooldown: 10
    • Mana cost: 100
    • Cast Range: 1000.
  • Roshan's base armor increased by 1
  • Roshan's Base Attack Time increased from 1 to 2
  • Roshan now has +100 Attack Speed
    • He still attacks at the same rate, but is affected less by negative attack speed.
  • Added a Patrol command
  • You are now able to bring up the targeting cursor when silenced, and instead get the error upon targeting rather than clicking the button
  • Single Target with AoE effects now have a new targeting UI
  • Ranked All Pick initial pre-picking time reduced from 15 to 5
  • Towers no longer have a very minor experience bounty (previously was 25 XP that split evenly in an area)

Heroes


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Bane icon
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  • Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 2
  • Flamebreak icon Flamebreak mana cost reduced from 140 to 110/120/130/140
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  • Blood Rite icon Blood Rite cooldown rescaled from 29/26/23/20 to 30/25/20/15
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  • Jinada icon Jinada movement and attack speed reduction increased from 25% to 25/27/29/31%
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Bristleback icon
Broodmother icon
Centaur Warrunner icon
  • Return (Centaur Warrunner) icon Return damage increased from 30/42/54/66 to 30/45/60/75%
Chaos Knight icon
  • Reality Rift icon Reality Rift bonus damage increased from 60/80/100/120 to 60/100/140/180
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  • Base strength increased from 20 to 23
  • Penitence icon Penitence mana cost reduced from 100 to 70
  • Penitence icon Penitence duration increased from 5/6/7/8 to 8
Clinkz icon
  • Agility growth increased from 3 to 3.3
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  • Strength growth increased from 2.7 to 2.9
  • Power Cogs icon Power Cogs now spawn in a circle rather than a rectangle
Crystal Maiden icon
  • Crystal Nova icon Crystal Nova cooldown reduced from 13 to 12
  • Arcane Aura icon Arcane Aura level 4 mana regen increased from 2.5/5 (allies/self) to 3/6
Dark Seer icon
  • Base intelligence reduced from 27 to 25
  • Ion Shell icon Ion Shell is now purgeable
Dazzle icon
  • Poison Touch icon Poison Touch mana cost reduced from 100 to 70
  • Shallow Grave icon Shallow Grave cast point increased from 0.3 to 0.35
  • Shallow Grave icon Shallow Grave mana cost increased from 140/130/120/110 to 150
  • Weave icon Weave no longer provides 800 flying vision. Now provides ground vision for the AoE of the ability for 3 seconds
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  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Replaced Witchcraft icon Witchcraft with a new ability, Spirit Siphon icon Spirit Siphon:
    • Spirit Siphon: Creates a spirit link between you and the target, draining 20 + 1/1.8/2.6/3.4% Max HP per second and slowing movement speed by 6/10/14/18%. Lasts 4 seconds.
    • Cast Range: 500
    • Buffer Distance: 300
    • Mana cost: 70/65/60/55
    • Has 1/2/3/4 charges, 45 second replenish
    • A unit cannot be affected by multiple instances at the same time. Cannot target Roshan.
  • Base movement speed increased from 280 to 310
  • Crypt Swarm icon Crypt Swarm cooldown reduced from 8 to 8/7/6/5
  • Silence icon Silence cooldown reduced from 15 to 15/14/13/12
  • Exorcism icon Exorcism spirit count increased from 8/14/21 to 8/16/24
  • Exorcism icon Exorcism spawn rate decreased from 1 ghost per 0.1 seconds to 0.3 seconds
Doom icon
  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Replaced LVL Death icon LVL? Death with a new ability, Infernal Blade icon Infernal Blade:
    • Infernal Blade: Passive/autocast attack ability. Ministuns for 0.3 seconds and applies a 4 second burn that deals 40 + 1.25/2.5/3.75/5% Max HP as magic damage.
    • Cooldown: 16/12/8/4
    • Mana cost: 40
  • Base Attack Time increased from 1.7 to 2
  • Scorched Earth icon Scorched Earth damage/heal reduced from 12/23/34/45 to 10/20/30/40
  • Scorched Earth icon Scorched Earth movement speed bonus from 16% to 14%
  • Doom ability icon Doom cooldown increased from 100 to 125
Dragon Knight icon
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter to Drow Ranger:
    • Marksmanship icon Marksmanship now causes her attacks to splinter on the target and split into two arrows affecting two random units in a 375 radius. The splintered arrows deal 50% damage each. Primary target still takes full damage.
    • The split arrows act as normal attacks, carrying all attack modifiers.
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Elder Titan icon
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  • Enchant icon Enchant cooldown reduced from 30/25/20/15 to 30/24/18/12
Enigma icon
  • Eidolon movement speed increased from 250/250/260/260 to 260/280/300/320
  • Malefice icon Malefice damage increased from 25/40/55/70 to 30/50/70/90
  • Black Hole icon Black Hole cooldown reduced from 200/190/180 to 200/180/160
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  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Replaced Backtrack icon Backtrack (6.10-6.85b) with a new ability, Time Dilation icon Time Dilation:
    • Time Dilation: Applies a debuff to all nearby enemies (650 AoE) for 6/7/8/9 seconds. Causes time to be frozen on all enemy abilities, causing their cooldowns to make no progress while they have this debuff. Slows movement and attack speed by 4/6/8/10% for each locked ability.
    • Cooldown: 34/28/22/16
    • Mana cost: 50
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk no longer slows units
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk now undoes any damage taken in the last 2 seconds
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk cooldown rescaled from 19/17/15/13 to 24/18/12/6
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk mana cost reduced from 90 to 40
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk range reduced from 700/900/1100/1300 to 550
  • Time Walk icon Time Walk cast point reduced from 0.35 to 0.2
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  • Call Down icon Call Down's first missile damage reduced from 250/300/350 to 220/285/350
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  • Berserker's Blood icon Berserker's Blood bonuses are provided linearly from full until 10% HP (rather than stepwise at 7% increments)
  • Berserker's Blood icon Berserker's Blood maximum magic resistance reduced from 42/56/70/84% to 20/30/40/50%
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  • Invoker now starts with Invoke icon Invoke Level 1 at the beginning of the game
  • Invoke icon Invoke now has the standard 6/11/16 leveling
  • Level 25 invoker (since he is now missing an ability level) has an attribute bonus ability that grants 6 all stats
Jakiro icon
  • Base damage increased by 7
Keeper of the Light icon
  • Chakra Magic icon Chakra Magic cooldown reduction increased from 2/3/4/5 to 3/4/5/6
  • Chakra Magic icon Chakra Magic buff duration increased from 12 to 15 seconds
  • Chakra Magic icon Chakra Magic now restores and increases mana capacity by 75/150/225/300
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter to Kunkka:
    • Ghostship icon Ghostship now drags enemies within a 200 AoE of it towards the crash site. It now starts from where you are, rather than behind you, lands in the same position it normally would have.
    • Enemies are still able to perform actions while being pulled by the Ghostship.
    • Works similar to Drow Ranger minimap icon Drow Ranger's Gust icon Gust knockback
  • Torrent icon Torrent now gives your team vision over target area immediately upon cast, rather than just when triggering
  • Tidebringer icon Tidebringer is now an autocast ability, will only trigger if turned on or cast directly on the target
  • Tidebringer icon Tidebringer damage bonus increased from 20/35/50/65 to 25/40/55/70
  • Tidebringer icon Tidebringer AoE from rescaled 500/500/500/600 to 450/500/550/600
  • Ghostship icon Ghostship mana cost reduced from 150/200/250 to 125/175/225
Legion Commander icon
Lifestealer icon
  • Rage icon Rage attack speed bonus increased from 30/45/60/80 to 50/60/70/80
  • Feast icon Feast damage and lifesteal increased from 4/5/6/7% to 4.5/5.5/6.5/7.5%
  • Infest icon Infest cooldown reduced from 100 to 100/75/50
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  • Earth Spike icon Earth Spike mana cost reduced from 100/120/145/170 to 100/120/140/160
  • Earth Spike icon Earth Spike duration increased from 1.02/1.52/2.02/2.52 to 1.1/1.6/2.1/2.6
  • Mana Drain icon Mana Drain reduced cooldown from 20/15/10/5 to 16/12/8/4
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  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Replaced Synergy icon Synergy with a new ability for Lone Druid, Savage Roar icon Savage Roar:
    • Savage Roar: Causes enemies in a 325 AoE around you or your bear to run away with 20% movement speed bonus for 1.2/1.6/2/2.4 seconds towards their fountain.
    • Cooldown: 28/24/20/16
    • Mana cost: 50
    • Note: An entangled hero will not be able to move still. Spirit Bear also has this ability, but the cooldown is shared with your hero.
  • Spirit Bear attack damage increased from 33 to 35/45/55/65
  • Spirit Bear movement speed increased from 320/320/330/340 to 320/330/340/350
  • Rabid icon Rabid duration increased from 10 to 18/22/26/30
  • Rabid icon Rabid movement speed bonus increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/15/20/25%
  • True Form icon True Form health bonus increased from 250/400/600 to 300/600/900
Luna icon
Lycan icon
  • Lycan Wolves and Shapeshift no longer grant critical strike
  • Lycan Wolves now gain Cripple at level 2, granting a 20% chance to cripple the target, causing it to take 8 damage per second and lose 40 Attack Speed for 4 seconds.
  • Shapeshift icon Shapeshift now grants all units under your control a 40% chance for 1.4/1.6/1.8x critical strike
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter to Magnus:
    • Changes Empower icon Empower to be an allied hero aura. Affects ranged heroes for half values and causes them to deal splash damage around the target in a 200 AoE.
    • Can still be cast on units, but does not stack.
  • Skewer icon Skewer distance increased from 750/900/1050/1200 to 900/1000/1100/1200
  • Skewer icon Skewer slow reduced from 40% to 25/30/35/40%
  • Skewer icon Skewer slow duration increased from 2.5 to 2.5/2.75/3/3.25 seconds
Medusa icon
Meepo icon
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  • Attack range increased from 600 to 630
  • Starstorm icon Starstorm radius increased from 625 to 650
  • Sacred Arrow icon Sacred Arrow now instantly kills the first unit it hits if it is a non-ancient creep
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  • Adaptive Strike icon Adaptive Strike base damage increased from 50/60/70/80 to 100
  • Adaptive Strike icon Adaptive Strike mana cost reduced from 100 to 100/90/80/70
  • Morph icon Morph rate increased from 2/4/6/10 per second to 2/4/8/16
  • Morph icon Morph now shifts in intervals of 1 rather than 2
    • This change doesn't affect rate of change, just smoothness
  • Hybrid icon Hybrid cooldown reduced from 140 to 120
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  • Base Intelligence increased from 18 + 1.95 to 21 + 2
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  • Base intelligence increased by 4
  • Treant damage increased from 28 to 32
    • This means Greater Treant damage is increased from 84 to 96
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  • Base armor increased by 1
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  • Void icon Void slow at night reduced from 4 to 2.5/3/3.5/4 seconds
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  • Impale icon Impale duration increased from 1.27/1.77/2.27/2.77 to 1.6/2/2.4/2.8
  • Spiked Carapace icon Spiked Carapace cooldown reduced from 23/20/17/14 to 22/18/14/10
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  • Base health regen increased from 2.5 to 3.5
Oracle icon
  • Enabled Oracle in Captain's Mode
  • Fate's Edict icon Fate's Edict cooldown rescaled from 12 to 16/13/10/7
  • Fate's Edict icon Fate's Edict duration reduced from 3/4/5/6 to 3/3.5/4/4.5
  • Fate's Edict icon Fate's Edict cast range rescaled from 700 to 500/600/700/800
  • Fortune's End icon Fortune's End mana cost reduced from 130 to 110
  • Fortune's End icon Fortune's End can now target allies
    • Does not root or hurt the ally, but purges and applies the effect in the area
  • False Promise icon False Promise no longer continuously dispels after the initial cast
    • It previously continuously removed all debuffs including stuns
  • False Promise icon False Promise duration increased from 6/7/8 to 7/8/9
  • False Promise icon False Promise cooldown rescaled from 80/60/40 to 90/60/30
  • False Promise icon False Promise mana cost reduced from 200 to 100
Outworld Destroyer icon
  • Reworked how Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment works:
    • Now deals damage to enemies in an area around the target when it ends. The target itself will also take damage, if it is an enemy. Deals 75/150/225/300 magic damage. Affects a 400 area.
    • You are only hurt once by this AoE with Scepter.
    • No longer steals intelligence.
    • Can now be targeted on creeps.
  • Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment cooldown rescaled from 18/16/14/12 to 20/17/14/11
  • Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment cast range rescaled from 500 to 450/500/550/600
  • Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment duration increased from 1/2/3/4 to 4
  • Essence Aura icon Essence Aura AoE reduced from 1000 to the standard 900 aura radius
  • Arcane Orb icon Arcane Orb now steals 0/1/2/3 intelligence per hit for 40 seconds (heroes only)
  • Intelligence growth reduced from 3.3 to 2.7
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  • Base Intelligence increased from 13 + 1 to 15 + 1.4
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  • Sun Ray icon Sun Ray turn rate increased from 20 to 25
  • Supernova icon Supernova damage per second increased from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120
Puck icon
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  • Reworked Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter on Pudge:
    • Reduces cooldown of Meat Hook icon Meat Hook to 4 seconds and increases damage from 360 to 475.
    • Note: No longer grants previous Scepter bonuses.
  • Dismember icon Dismember damage from 75/125/175 to 60/90/120 +30/40/50% of strength
  • Dismember icon Dismember now heals you for the damage it does
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  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Reworked Permanent Invisibility icon Permanent Invisibility to include Backstab icon Backstab:
    • Permanent Invisibility: Riki grants 0.4/0.6/0.8/1 damage when attacking from behind.
    • Invisibility Fade Time: 6/5/4/3 seconds
    • Note: No longer grants 6/8/10/12 HP regeneration
  • Blink Strike icon Blink Strike back to basic ability without charges:
    • Damage: 20/40/60/80
    • Cooldown: 16/12/8/4
    • Mana cost: 50
  • Added a new ultimate for Riki, Tricks of the Trade icon Tricks of the Trade:
    • Tricks of the Trade: Riki phases out of the world for up to 3/4/5 seconds, attacking every enemy from behind in a 450 area around him. He attacks once when phasing out and then once per second while being phased out.
    • Can be cancelled any time.
    • Cooldown: 90/80/70
    • Mana cost: 75
    • Cast Point: 0.4
  • Smoke Screen icon Smoke Screen no longer slows turn rates
  • Strength growth reduced from 2 to 1.6
  • Agility growth reduced from 2.9 to 2.2
  • Base armor reduced by 1
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  • Fade Bolt icon Fade Bolt attack damage reduction increased from 14/20/26/32 to 20/25/30/35
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  • Disruption icon Disruption illusions duration from 5/6/7/8 to 6/8/10/12 seconds
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter to Shadow Fiend:
    • Requiem of Souls icon Requiem of Souls waves now return back to Shadow Fiend dealing 40% damage on the way back.
    • All of the damage the Requiem does to heroes on its way back heals you.
  • Base armor reduced by 1
  • Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze mana cost increased from 75 to 90
Shadow Shaman icon
  • Shackles icon Shackles total damage increased from 120/180/240/300 to 120/200/280/360
  • Mass Serpent Ward icon Mass Serpent Ward require 2 hits to destroy
    • Previously had 135/150/150 hp
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  • Replaced Curse of the Silent icon Curse of the Silent with a new ability, Arcane Curse icon Arcane Curse:
    • Arcane Curse: Targets an area, causes enemies to take damage over time. Anytime they cast a spell, the duration of the debuff is increased. If an enemy affected by this debuff is silenced, the debuff will pause (no damage and no time elapses). Affects Creeps.
    • Duration: 7 seconds
    • Stacking Duration: 4 seconds (anytime a spell is cast, this is added to the duration)
    • DPS: 14/21/28/35
    • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12
    • Mana cost: 75/95/115/135
    • Radius: 425
    • Note: Spell cast means the same stuff as CotS rules were, stuff that procs magic stick and isn't an item.
  • Glaives of Wisdom icon Glaives of Wisdom is no longer a Unique Attack Modifier
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Slardar icon
  • Corrosive Haze icon Corrosive Haze now only reveals the target rather than the area around it
Storm Spirit icon
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  • Enabled Terrorblade in Captain's Mode
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter to Tidehunter:
    • Causes Gush to become a ground targeted wave ability that travels for 1800 range.
    • AoE: 240
    • Projectile speed: 1500
    • Cooldown: 7
  • Anchor Smash icon Anchor Smash cast time reduced from 0.5 to 0.4
  • Ravage icon Ravage stun duration rescaled from 2.02/2.32/2.77 to 2/2.4/2.8
Timbersaw icon
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  • Laser icon Laser cast time improved from 0.53 to 0.4
  • Laser icon Laser cast range increased from 550 to 650
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  • Fervor icon Fervor attacks speed bonus per stack reduced from 20/25/30/35 to 15/20/25/30
  • Fervor icon Fervor max stacks increased from 4 to 6
  • Ranged Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes cooldown reduced from 20/19/18/17 to 20/18/16/14
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  • Tombstone icon Tombstone Zombie damage reduced from 35 to 33
  • Tombstone icon Tombstone bounty increased from 75/100/125/150 to 125/150/175/200
  • Tombstone icon Tombstone no longer grants 44 XP
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  • Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter added to Ursa:
    • Allows you to cast your ultimate while disabled and reduces cooldown from 50/40/30 to 30/24/18 seconds.
  • Enrage icon Enrage is no longer purgeable
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  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter bonus to Vengeful Spirit:
    • Causes you to spawn a Vengeance Illusion when you die. The Vengeance Illusion deals 50% damage, takes 150% damage, and is able to use all of your abilities (but not items). The Vengeance Illusion lasts until she revives.
    • Note: Still grants previous Scepter bonuses to Nether Swap icon Nether Swap.
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  • Base strength increased by 4
  • Shadow Word icon Shadow Word duration increased from 11 to 12 seconds
Weaver icon
  • Base damage increased by 3
  • The Swarm icon The Swarm Beetles' Base Attack Time improved from 1.4/1.25/1.1/0.95 to 1.25/1.1/0.95/0.8
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  • Shackleshot icon Shackleshot is now disjointable
  • Shackleshot icon Shackleshot speed increased from 1515 to 1650
  • Shackleshot icon Shackleshot angle reduced from 26 degrees to 23 degrees
  • Powershot icon Powershot speed no longer decreases by a small amount as it goes through units
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  • Temporarily removed from Captain's Mode
  • Cold Embrace icon Cold Embrace cooldown increased from 17/16/15/14 to 24/21/18/15
  • Arctic Burn icon Arctic Burn slow reduced from 25/30/35/40% to 19/26/33/40%
  • Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse primary and secondary units are now immune to all damage from their enemies
  • Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse secondary units now have 50 attack speed bonus
  • Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse AoE increased from 400 to 500
  • Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse cooldown increased from 110/100/90 to 120/110/100
  • Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse duration increased from 2.5/3/3.5 to 3.25/4/4.75
  • Fixed Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse lingering if the primary target died
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  • Maledict icon Maledict mana cost reduced from 120 to 105/110/115/120
  • Maledict icon Maledict cast range increased from 525 to 575
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  • Vampiric Aura icon Vampiric Aura can now be toggled to make the lifesteal for heroes only

Items

New Items

Faerie Fire icon
  • Consumable item.
  • +2 Damage
  • Costs: 75 gold
  • Use: Consume the Faerie Fire to restore 75 HP.
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds.
Dragon Lance icon
  • Formed from Ogre Axe icon Ogre Axe (1000) and Quarterstaff icon Quarterstaff (875).
  • +10 Strength
  • +10 Attack Speed
  • +10 Damage
  • +130 Attack Range (ranged heroes only, does not stack)
  • Can be disassembled.
Aether Lens icon
  • Formed from Energy Booster icon Energy Booster (900), Ring of Health icon Ring of Health (850) and Cloak icon Cloak (550).
  • +250 Mana
  • +8 HP Regeneration
  • +15 Magic Resistance
  • +200 Cast Range
  • +8% Spell Damage
  • Cast range improvement affects targeted spells and distance related spells, such as Venomous Gale icon Venomous Gale.
  • Does not affect AoE abilities like Poison Nova icon Poison Nova.
Iron Talon icon
  • Formed from Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade (200), Ring of Protection icon Ring of Protection (175) and a Recipe (125).
  • +2 Armor
  • Bonuses of Quelling Blade
  • Active: Lets you target non-player enemy units to remove 40% of their current HP.
    • Cooldown: 14 seconds.
  • Note: Cannot target ancients. Has normal 4 second cooldown when used on Trees.

Changes

The following items are related in their changes with bonus damage and proc damage being modified: Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade, Javelin icon Javelin, Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar, and Skull Basher icon Skull Basher

Abyssal Blade icon
  • Bash damage increased from 60 to 120
  • Damage bonus decreased from 85 to 70
Animal Courier icon
  • Courier purchase cooldown increased from 7 seconds to 2 minutes
  • Animal Courier cost decreased from 120 to 100
Arcane Boots icon
  • Movement speed bonus reduced by 5 and total cost reduced by 50 (see Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed changes)
Assault Cuirass icon
  • Attack speed aura bonus now affects buildings
  • Armor portion already affects buildings.
Blade Mail icon
  • Cooldown reduced from 15 to 13
Boots of Speed icon
  • Cost reduced from 450 to 400
  • Movement speed bonus reduced by 5
Bottle icon
  • Cost reduced from 700 to 660
  • Health regen per charge reduced from 110 to 90
  • Mana regen per charge reduced from 70 to 60
  • A charge now heals over 2.5 seconds instead of 3 seconds (total amount is still 90/60)
  • Added Bottle to Side Shop, starts with only 1 charge.
    • As usual, if you use the item, you cannot sell it back for full price.
Butterfly icon
  • Flutter movement speed bonus increased from 25% to 35%
  • Flutter duration reduced from 6 to 4 seconds
Clarity icon
  • Mana regeneration increased from 170 over 45 seconds to 190 over 50 seconds
    • Same mana regen per second
Cloak icon
  • Magic resistance reduced from 20% to 15%
Crimson Guard icon
  • Crimson Guard chance from 75% to block 40/20 to 100% to block 32/16
  • Cooldown reduced from 70 to 60
Daedalus icon
  • Critical Strike from 25% chance for 2.4x to 30% chance for 2.2x
    • Average damage increase from 35% to 36%
Diffusal Blade icon
  • Agility bonus increased from 20/35 to 25/35
  • Intelligence bonus increased from 6/10 to 10/15
Drum of Endurance icon
  • Endurance movement speed bonus increased from 10% to 13%
    • Endurance is the active ability
Ethereal Blade icon
  • Mana cost reduced from 150 to 100
Flying Courier icon
  • Cost reduced from 220 to 200
Glimmer Cape icon
  • Base magic resistance reduced from 20% to 15%
Heart of Tarrasque icon
  • HP regeneration increased from 4% to 4.75%
Helm of the Dominator icon
  • Dominate now sets the dominated creeps' base movement speed to 350
    • Dominate is the active ability
Hood of Defiance icon
  • Hood of Defiance now has an active ability.
    • Creates a spell shield on your hero that absorbs up to 325 magical damage.
    • Duration: 12 seconds
    • Cooldown: 60 seconds
    • Mana cost: 75
Iron Branch icon
  • Can now be used by targeting the ground, planting a happy little tree that lasts 20 seconds. 200 Cast Range.
Javelin icon
  • Pierce improved from 20% to deal 40 damage to 25% to deal 85 bonus damage
    • Pierce is the passive ability
    • Damage bonus reduced from 21 to 10
Linken's Sphere icon
  • Cooldown reduced from 16 to 13
  • Damage bonus increased from 10 to 15
Mantle of Intelligence icon
  • Removed from Side Shop
Monkey King Bar icon
  • Mini bash proc damage increased from 100 to 160
  • Damage bonus reduced from 88 to 66
Necronomicon icon
  • Recipe cost reduced from 1250 to 1200
  • Necronomicon Archer attack range increased from 350/450/550 to 450/500/550
Observer and Sentry Wards icon
  • Observer and Sentry Wards now have an AoE indicator before placing
    • They also use a new UI for placement
Observer Ward icon
  • Experience bounty increased from 50 to 100
Octarine Core icon
  • Now affects the replenish time of charged abilities
Orb of Venom icon
Phase Boots icon
  • Phase active no longer cancels when casting
  • Movement speed bonus reduced by 5 and total cost reduced by 50 (see Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed changes)
Power Treads icon
  • Movement speed bonus reduced by 5 and total cost reduced by 50 (see Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed changes)
Quelling Blade icon
  • Cost reduced from 225 to 200
Ring of Protection icon
  • Cost reduced from 200 to 175
  • Armor bonus reduced from 3 to 2
Rod of Atos icon
  • Cripple cooldown increased from 10 to 12
  • Cripple now grants units that attack the target 40% accuracy
    • This means that targets attacking that unit will not miss 40% of the time.
Sange icon
  • Maim no longer pierces Spell Immunity
Sange and Yasha icon
  • Greater Maim no longer pierces Spell Immunity
Satanic icon
  • Duration increased from 4 to 4.5 seconds
Scythe of Vyse icon
  • Hex cooldown reduced from 30 to 25 seconds
Silver Edge icon
  • Silver Edge debuff is no longer dispellable
Skull Basher icon
  • Strength bonus increased from 8 to 10
  • Bash damage increased from 60 to 120
  • Damage reduced from 25 to 10
Smoke of Deceit icon
  • Cost reduced from 100 to 50
Tango icon
  • Boosted Tangos now last for double the duration instead of providing double the healing rate
  • Using Tango on Iron Branch icon Iron Branch trees provides double healing duration
Tranquil Boots icon
  • Tranquil Boots armor reduced from 4 to 3
  • Movement speed bonus reduced by 5
Vanguard icon
  • Vanguard chance from 75% to block 40/20 to 100% to block 32/16
Veil of Discord icon
  • Now requires 2x Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi instead of a 900 recipe (Int bonus increased by 12)
Vitality Booster icon
  • Added to Side Shop
Ultimate Orb icon
  • Removed from Side Shop
Yasha icon

Game Map

  • Added a new neutral hard camp for each team, near their respective Secret Shops
  • Added a small ramp from the Radiant Secret Shop to the ward spot right above it
  • Moved the Radiant hard camp closer to the Dire offlane
  • Swapped Medium and Hard camp in Radiant Jungle
  • Added a new pathway from Radiant mid to Radiant jungle
  • Added a ramp connecting the Radiant jungle to the area near Roshan
  • Created a walkable pathway to the Radiant rune ward
  • Created a new juke spot behind the Dire Secret Shop
  • Expanded Terrain around the top Tier 2 Radiant tower
  • Moved the bottom rune up a little bit
  • Radiant middle tier 1 tower has been moved back
  • Adjusted Radiant small camp spawn box
  • Added a new ward spot near the Radiant ancients (does not reveal top rune)
  • Created a new pathway leading to the wardspot below the Radiant Secret Shop
  • Moved the Radiant ramp leading to the top rune further away from the rune (slightly closer to mid lane)
  • Moved the Dire ramp leading to the top rune closer up
  • Adjusted the terrain and the ramp going down from the Radiant Ancients slightly
  • Improved jukability in the terrain around the Dire side shop
  • Added a path through the trees at Radiant offlane sideshop moving south and added juke paths
  • Added a new ward spot to the right of the top tier 1 Radiant tower
  • Added a couple of trees to right of the ramp leading down from the Radiant ancients (covering some vision to the left of it)
  • Dire is now able to enter the jungle through the middle Radiant ramp and walk to the side without being in range to dispel their smoke
  • Added a new pathway above the top Dire side shop
  • Created a new pathway in the middle of the long column of trees at the bottom Radiant Tier 2 area
  • Added a walkable path to the ward spot near bottom rune
  • Reduced the size of the pull camp box on the Dire safelane hard camp
  • Added a passable walkway from the cliff above the top rune to the Dire area to the right of it
  • Added a new pathway to the south of the bottom side shop
  • Added a couple of trees in the Dire base between the mid and top towers along the ledge
  • Adjusted juke paths near the Radiant ward spot near the hard camp
  • Added a new juke spot to the south of the bottom Radiant hard camp
  • Added a hiding spot in the Dire middle lane near the edge of the Secret Shop
  • Added some trees below the top Radiant T2 tower
  • Adjusted trees to the left of the Dire offlane (affecting visibility of heroes coming from the left)
  • Added a pathway above the Radiant Ancient (leading up to the new ward spot)
  • Adjusted Dire secret shop location slightly
  • Adjusted the terrain pathing a little bit around the loop where the Radiant bottom left ward spot is
  • Adjusted tree layout of the high ground to the right of the Radiant middle camp
  • Moved Radiant ramp to the bottom rune back a little bit
  • Added hiding spots in the clump of trees above the formerly Radiant hard camp (now the Radiant medium camp)
  • Nudged the Radiant small camp down very slightly
  • Moved the Radiant mid medium camp down slightly and adjusted nearby trees
  • Added a new hiding spot on the Dire bottom lane, in the area higher ground to the right of the Dire Ancients
  • Adjusted the position of the Radiant middle ramp slightly
  • Added a new juke spot to the terrain to the right of the Radiant small camp
  • Adjusted tree pathway and added a couple of hiding spots above the top Dire T2 tower

Game Modes

  • Updated ARDM game mode:
    • Fixed various ARDM-related client crashes
    • When selling items in ARDM, you now get 85% of the purchase price
    • You can now see your next hero (and skill up) as soon as your current hero dies

Patch Notes

Additional Changes

  • Updated the Dashboard Top Bar:
    • The Armory has been moved from within the Heroes tab to its own top level button (next to the quit button)
    • The Armory now has a New Items preview panel when hovered
    • Custom Games can now be found inside of the Arcade tab
    • There is now a top level Store tab, which includes featured items, top sellers, new releases, spotlighted treasures, and items on sale
    • The Treasury has been moved to within the Store tab
  • Fixes in the Steam client released on Thursday, Dec 10:
    • Fixed a problem that could cause frame rate hitches, especially for players subscribed to a large number of hero guides
    • Added a mechanism to Steam for Dota to tell it when you are in a match, so Steam should not patch the game. Steam never downloads updates to the game, or custom game items that have already been completely installed, once you launch Dota. This change ensures that Steam will also not update Dota if you exit the game or crash and try to relaunch Dota.
    • Added an option for specifying whether you always want to hear the default respawn music, even when using a music pack
    • Private lobbies can now set how pause is available in game: Unlimited where any player can pause, Limited where players have limited amount of pauses, and Disabled for no pauses allowed
    • Added a new targeting UI for unit-AoE abilities
    • Chatting "lmao" now causes your hero to laugh
    • Fountain Healing now shows a buff icon during its duration
    • Fixed a bug where picking "None" for a stat didn't stick on Profile Cards
    • Added a "Clear" button that lets you clear a slot on your Profile Card
    • Added an item details page to show features of items available for purchase including item description, brand and associated league information, items that are contained within bundles, demo mode, and ability icons and other modifiers associated with the items
    • Improved the appearance of Prismatic Gems in the armory
    • Spectator Gems now show the logo of the team they are associated with in the armory
    • In the Customize screen, It is now possible to select all items in the same set as a particular item by right-clicking on the item icon and choosing 'Select Set Items'
    • Fixed particles not appearing in the Hero Loadout and in-game Hero Picker screens for some of Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade's Demon Form items
    • Fixed a bug where the Arcana of Legion Commander minimap icon Legion Commander, Shadow Fiend minimap icon Shadow Fiend, and Techies minimap icon Techies looked incorrect in the in-game hero picker screen
    • Fixed a bug where Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade's Demon Form items would not correctly pick up the arcana color gem color in the Customize screen
    • Improved pathfinding (please report any bugs you find)
    • Fixed a bug where the friends menu sometimes clipped elements off of the end
    • Fixed dota_spectator_auto_spectate_games.
    • Added dota_redeem_item_code, a console command to redeem legacy dota codes (particularly autographs from TI3/TI4)
    • Fixed Dire tower destruction portraits
    • Fixed a bug where sounds from the dashboard would sometimes play while in game.
    • Fixed "Bring to foreground when match found" option not working correctly in Exclusive Fullscreen video modes
    • Fixed bug where some screenshake effects weren't happening (e.g. Enigma Immortal Black Hole)
    • Fixed a bug where heroes would sometimes be missing facial movement in portraits
    • Fixed a bug random polygons shooting out of hero faces
    • Fixed status effects and illusion effects on Bonkers the Mad
    • Fixing a bug with screenspace particle effects not previewing correctly in particle editor
    • Fixing a crash when equpping certain wearable items (ones that didn't have a model associated with them)
    • Fixed cases in which the loadout screen showed the wrong Marketplace price and the Steam Market button would take you to an incorrect Marketplace page
    • Fixed a bug where ghost units would sometimes appear in the center of the minimap
    • Fixed a bug where some text in item tooltips would be cut off
    • Lowered memory usage, particularly on the treasure details page
  • Workshop Importer
    • Added ability to preview work that doesn't yet meet submission constraints (still cannot be submitted until the errors are resolved)
    • General improvements to the workshop importer UI
    • Added more information about submission constraints (triangle count, etc.) to workshop importer UI
    • Added support for effects meshes (sword glow geometry, etc.)
    • Added support for importing cursor packs, and music packs
  • SFM
    • Character picker can now preview and create alternate model sets (Tiny minimap icon Tiny, Night Stalker minimap icon Night Stalker) and replacement models (Dragon Knight minimap icon Dragon Knight, Lone Druid minimap icon Lone Druid, Lycan minimap icon Lycan, Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade)
    • Character picker now previews and creates item-specifc particle snapshots, instead of always using the snapshot from the base item (fixes Anti-Mage minimap icon Anti-Mage's weapon glows, for example)
    • Fixed models with cloth collision volumes having bones incorrectly marked as procedural (Axe minimap icon Axe, Zeus minimap icon Zeus)
  • Updated Zeus minimap icon Zeus model.
  • Added new loadout slots for Zeus minimap icon Zeus.
  • Added new Team Showcase and Terrain loadout slots.
  • Added Russian voice responses for Zeus minimap icon Zeus and Arc Warden minimap icon Arc Warden.
  • Added Santa hat to Roshan.
  • Renamed Cloak and Dagger icon Permanent Invisibility to Cloak and Dagger icon Cloak and Dagger.
  • Added Hero Stats panel to player profiles.
  • Weapon sound effect volume lowered from 0.6 to 0.5.
  • Nexon players now connect through Steam.
  • Brand logos have been added to cosmetic item icons.

Heroes

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Economy

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Treasure

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Music

Terrain

Update 2

  • Fixed branch-created trees path blocking AoE
  • Fixed Radiant offlane camp stackability
  • Fixed Drow's Aghanim's Scepter tooltip showing percent symbols instead of correct values.
  • Fixed Pudge's Dismember tooltip showing incorrect Aghanim's Scepter text
  • Fixed Illuminate w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Blink Dagger w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Pulling Trolls in the Dire Offlane
  • Fixed Flux being dispellable
  • Fixed Static Link w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Whirling Axes ranged w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed AM Blink w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Sonic Wave w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed client mana display being incorrect by 1 in many cases.
  • Fixed QoP Blink w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Magnus Shockwave/Skewer w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Elder Titan Earth Splitter w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Dragon Knight Breathe Fire w/ Aether Lens
  • Fixed Random Draft not showing up under Ranked Matchmaking tab
  • Fixed buggy behavior with Focus Fire and Dragon Lance/Aether Lens
  • Fixed a bad interaction between Aether Lens and Techies' Suicide Squad Attack!
  • Fixed a case where a bottle purchased directly into your stash only had one charge.
  • Fixed AoE targeting cursor to be hard to see

Update 3

  • Fixed game not rendering properly for some users
  • Adjusted spawn boxes for Radiant Secret Shop camp, Dire Secret Shop camp, and the Dire offlane hard camp
  • Fixed a bug where the spell immunity buff on the Black Dragon and Thunder Lizard Auras wasn't showing the correct text.
  • Fixed Savage Roar causing channeling heroes not to run away
  • Fixed Invoker's interaction with Aether Lens
  • Fixed right-clicking during Patrol not cancelling patrol mode.
  • Fixed Tempest Double not idle acquiring
  • Fixed a bug where you could not target items while muted.
  • Fixed a bug where mega creeps would give too much bounty gold.
  • Fixed missing Magnus's Agh's aura tooltip
  • Fixed ranged heroes not doing half-cleave damage as splash with Magnus's Ultimate Scepter aura
  • Fixed Aether Lens causing many spells which normally have a cast range of 0 show a UI hover AoE display that's incorrect.

Update 4

  • Fixed some performance issues
  • Fixed Goo hitting units in FoW
  • Faceless Void's Time Dilation now resets cooldown times correctly when purged
  • Added Cast Range to the tooltip of Flux
  • Fixed Rubick not applying Caustic Finale when using a stolen Burrowstrike with Agh's Scepter
  • Fixed some map exploits with Ironwood Trees around Roshan and the Fountain
  • Outworld Devourer's intelligence steal via Arcane Orb now creates a single buff/debuff showing the amount of intelligence stolen rather than multiple individual buffs/debuffs
  • Fixed various missing tooltips.
  • Fixed Crypt Swarm w/ Aether Lens

Update 5

  • Updated Legacy Keys for Savage Roar on Spirit Bear
  • Fixed Arcane Curse tooltip on Silencer Aghanim
  • Renamed Permanent Invisibility to Cloak and Dagger
  • Fixed Heaven's Halberd and Silver Edge Maim debuff going through Spell Immunity
  • Fixed fountain healing buff missing an icon
  • Fixed Arc Warden not being listed as a Dire hero
  • Fixed minor terrain clipping issues
  • Fixed server crash when attacking a dead unit with Arcane Orb
  • Fixed Invoker being able to upgrade Invoke four times
  • Fixed the interaction of Faceless Void's Time Dilation and Refresher Orb.
  • Fixed the interaction of Drow Ranger's Marksmanship with Aghanim's Scepter and very high attack speeds.
  • Fixed a bad pathing interaction with some new juke spots.
  • Fixed Kunkka Tidebringer incorrectly showing a range indicator
  • Fixed a bug where certain effects would cause the screen to shake even if the option was disabled (such as Wraith King's Wraithfire Blast)
  • Fixed non-ultimates always displaying Agh's tooltips, even when you didn't have Agh's (like Meat Hook)
  • Fixed targeted max-range channels breaking if the target unit moved towards the channeler
  • Savage Roar on Spirit Bear is now always in the third slot, regardless of bear level
  • Fixed Alchemist's Aghanim's Buff not transferring to the Tempest Double
  • Fixed Tempest Double always commenting on the last item purchased.
  • Fixed Savage Roar affecting non-player controlled creeps
  • Fixed Boulder Smash and Rolling Boulder interactions with Aether Lens
  • Fixed cursor range indicator not taking Aether Lens into account.
  • Added a cooldown display for the fade time of Riki's Permanent Invisibility
  • Fixed the range indicator incorrectly being extended by Aether Lens on attack abilities and on AOE abilities

Update 6 =

  • Iron Talon now prioritizes units over trees when both are clickable
  • Fixed Lion's Impale visual not updating properly with Aether Lens
  • Fixed the interaction of using tangos on trees after a ward or ironwood tree
  • Fixed a bug which caused dead units to be instantly deselected
  • Fixed a bug which prevented player-controlled units from starting to auto-attack when units entered their attack range when the attack range was very large.
  • Added AoE display to Gyrocopter's Rocket Barrage and Flak Cannon.
  • Fixed Arcane Rune and Octarine Core interaction
  • Fixed a bug in the UI where units affected by Helm of the Dominator would display their original movespeed.
  • Fixed Roshan attack animation bug.
  • Timewalk now works if used right after skilling
  • Fixed Powershot not being affected by Aether Lens`
  • Added range display to Faceless Void's Timewalk and Time Dilation.
  • Faceless Void's Timewalk is now affected by Aether Lens.
  • Fixed some neutral creep sound bugs
  • Cloak and Dagger's cooldown now updates correctly as it's leveled up, and is no longer affected by Refresher
  • Fixed a bug where the AOE circle wouldn't appear when casting a spell if the ability rangefinder is enabled
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