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Patches (latest) January 23, 2018 Patch February 01, 2018 Patch February 05, 2018 Patch


Version Notes

Updated to game version 7.08.


  • Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward now require a constant 2 hits to kill
  • Tier 1 Tower armor aura increased from 1 to 2
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune:
    • Base XP reduced from 25 to 0
    • Gold growth increased from 2/min to 4/min
  • Roshan now has 25% Status Resistance
  • All Pick: Drafting time per hero selection reduced from 30 to 25 seconds


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  • Chemical Rage base attack time improved from 1.4/1.2/1.0 to 1.3/1.15/1.0.
  • Level 10 Talent increased from -5 Unstable Concoction Cooldown to -8.
  • Level 15 Talent increased from +350 Health to +400.
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +360 Unstable Concoction Damage to +400.
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Enchantress icon.png
  • Base damage reduced by 3.
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  • Attack backswing reduced from 0.5 to 0.3.
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  • Split Earth mana cost reduced from 100/125/140/160 to 80/100/120/140.
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  • Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence increased by 3.
  • Base Damage changed from 13-31 to 16-28.
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  • Base armor reduced by 1.
  • Shapeshift cooldown increased from 120/90/60 to 130/105/80.
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  • Mystic Snake cast range reduced from 800 to 700.
  • Level 10 Talent increased from 12% Evasion to 15%.
  • Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Mystic Snake Mana Steal to +20%.
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +800 Mana to +700.
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  • Morph cast range increased from 600 to 1000.
  • Morph mana cost reduced from 75/100/125 to 50.
  • Morph Replicate cast point removed.
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Omniknight icon.png
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Pangolier icon.png
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  • Rot slow rescaled from 30% to 20/24/28/32%.
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  • Life Drain damage increased from 150/200/250 to 150/225/300 (Scepter now only removes cooldown).
  • Level 15 Talent increased from +1 Nether Ward to +2.
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  • Necromastery max souls reduced from 18/24/30/36 to 12/20/28/36.
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  • Ether Shock cooldown increased from 8 to 14/12/10/8.
  • Shackles total damage reduced from 120/200/280/360 to 60/160/260/360.
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  • Base movement speed reduced from 305 to 290.
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  • Toss cooldown increased from 8 to 11.
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  • Snowball can no longer be cast while rooted.
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  • Windrun mana cost reduced from 60 to 50.
  • Level 20 Talent changed from +1 Shackleshot Target to +0.5s Shackleshot Duration.
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +30% Ministun Focus Fire to +35%.


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  • Health threshold reduced from 80% to 70%
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  • Creep Bonus damage reduced from 60% to 50%
  • Creep Bonus no longer works with illusions
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  • Cooldown rescaled from 80/75/70/65/60/55 to 70
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  • Cooldown increased from 12 to 14
Enchanted Mango icon.png
  • Mana restore increased from 150 to 175
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  • Heal increased from 75 to 85
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  • Time it takes for the full distance to be traveled increased from 0.4 to 0.5
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  • Time it takes for the full distance to be traveled increased from 0.4 to 0.5
  • Cooldown increased from 18 to 23
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  • Cooldown reduced from 40 to 28
Soul Ring icon.png
  • Recipe increased from 185 to 200
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  • Recipe cost increased from 600 to 750

Patch Notes

  • Redesigned the player profile window.
    • Added latest match performance information.
    • Added display for featured heroes.
    • Loading Screens can now be used as a profile's background.
  • Added changelog notifications for recently updated heroes.
  • Added a Last Hit training scenario to the Learn tab.
  • Improved buyback notifications.
  • Added live Pro Circuit tournaments tab.
  • Added function to pool items during the pick phase.
  • Added in-game teleport cooldown status under the hero bar.
  • Added notification of six-month ban durations for very negative player behavior.
  • Increased importance of selected language preferences during matchmaking.
  • Added functions to send couriers to a different teammate.
  • Revamped custom games arcade window.
  • Added matchmaking penalty options for custom games.
  • Added dedicated server support for custom games.
  • Added minimap icons showing location and difficulty of Neutral creeps.
  • Added Ready Check function during queue times.
  • Added active friends filter.
  • Added player colors to teleport effect.
  • Added visual effects and deterioration to damaged towers.

User Interface

  • Hero loadout pages now show what scepter upgrades that hero has
  • Talents can now show tooltips by pressing Alt
  • Anyone in a party can now invite other players directly
  • Commends now provide a notification to the player that includes your name
  • Runes can now be pinged via the minimap
  • Ability icons now show a progress overlay for cast points once the button is pressed
  • Buildings now show an effect when getting hit under backdoor protection
  • Added spectating view for Scan and Glyph
  • Fixed various disconnection issues that affected Custom Games
  • Improved input latency for low end machines
  • Unit tooltip now shows Status resistance
  • Lifetime and Recent game stats are no longer shown to non-friends
  • Added an option to bring Dota 2 forward when match starts and when picking phase starts
  • Added an option to bring Dota 2 forward when a game is unpaused
  • Added Alt-click support to the sun/moon to indicate how much time left on day/night
  • Added the following new average stats to the profile: Networth / Avg Win Rate / Avg Damage Dealt / Avg Heals
  • Holding Alt now shows Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward AoE
  • Disassembling is now allowed while dead
  • Unit tooltip now shows Movement Speed (Base + Bonus)
  • Consumed Tome of Knowledge icon.png Tome of Knowledge now show up on the post game screen
  • Skills can now be leveled up during a pause
  • Skills can now be Alt-clicked during a pause
  • Buying items while dead will now go to your inventory directly, rather than the stash
  • Added a new backend feature to be able to immediately disable a hero (in the case of exploits while a fix is being processed)
  • Added charge counts to item alerts (e.g. Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle, Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand)
  • Alt-click on Observer and Sentry Wards 1 icon.png Observer and Sentry Wards now lists the amounts of each
  • Alt-click on temporary buffs (like Spell Steal) now says how much time remains
  • Upgrade courier button's active states have now been replaced with the auto upgrade time
  • The highlighted player on the Watch tab will always be the highest leaderboard rank pro, if one exists in the match
  • Pro players now have an indicator next to their name in the game details panel of the Watch screen
  • Accept/Refuse party dialog now supports enter/escape
  • Improved UI performance
  • When returning to base with your items after failing to deliver due to death, the Courier will now put them back in your stash
  • Wards will no longer combine from two different player sources (previously happened when there was an Observer and Sentry Wards 1 icon.png Observer and Sentry Wards in one slot)
  • Fixed Alt-clicking an item on the courier saying ready instead of on courier
  • Fixed Alt-clicking an item in the stash saying backpack
  • Alt-clicking Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon and Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon now says what level it is
  • Disassembling is now allowed when an item is in the stash
  • Alt-clicking items and abilities now works for Allied heroes
  • Alt-clicking buffs now works on heroes, units, and buildings for both Allies and Enemies
  • Added Color Blind support for Power Treads icon.png Power Treads (including the color of the Agility attribute symbol.png Agility icon to match)
  • Taskbar icon now flashes on pregame and when game starts
  • Taskbar icon now flashes on receiving a Party invite
  • Added extra cosmetic slots for the following heroes: Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King, Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord, and Viper minimap icon.png Viper
  • Fixed various inconsistencies with AFK and Abandon behaviors
  • Fixed being unable to sell items for leavers
  • Added support for Alt-clicking on the courier while dead to display the respawn time
  • Reduced AFK time from 6 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Fixed a bug where summoned units of abandoned/AFK'd players were not able to be controlled by teammates
  • Fixed Coach pings and map drawings not being seen by their party
  • Fixed Coach chat icon
  • Fixed Coaches having broken hero selection screen
  • Items now combine out of your stash immediately when you die (and not reincarnating), rather than waiting until you respawn
  • Fixed minor minimap inaccuracies
  • Alt-clicking items with charge counts now prints number of charges (e.g. Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows, Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle, Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand)
  • Alt-clicking stackable items now prints stack quantity (e.g. Wards, Tango icon.png Tango, Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll)
  • Fixed being unable to see party invitations from friend's you've muted
  • Fixed First Blood kill tracker being incorrect
  • Fixed the top bar ultimate status showing no mana if you died without mana (but would have enough after respawn)
  • Ability Draft: Fixed a bug causing ability pings to not work reliably
  • Ability Draft: Fixed issues with Infernal Blade causing multiple procs from abilities with trigger attacks such as Swashbuckle
  • New hero list now allows all heroes that don't have a 3-diamond complexity rating
  • Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward are now in separate item slots during the strategy phase
  • Updated default hero builds
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes unranked games were showing ranked medals in the post-game screen
  • Fixed Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle not working on the Workshop
  • The Attributes help tooltip now displays the extra bonuses heroes receive from their primary attributes
  • Updated missing buff icons on tower auras
  • Fixed a bug where summoned units weren't speaking
  • Fixed a bug where the friend's list was sorted by persona name and not nickname
  • Added a convar to allow the microphone to not be muted when tabbed out
  • Fixed a case where the mouse cursor could be stuck after Alt + Tabbing
  • Increased mesh density and small textures updates on Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain, Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger and Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden
  • Fixed a broadcasting bug where holding select to follow the hero did not work properly
  • Added VO to Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade's hero loadout
  • Fixed being unable to jump to a hero quickly while dragging during broadcasting


  • Walking into shop range now clears backpack item move cooldowns
  • Fixed Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere providing 5 HP regen instead of the displayed 5.5 amount
  • Fixed Soul Catcher talent reducing cooldown by 5 seconds instead of the displayed 6
  • Fixed many out-of-date tooltips
  • Fixed Echo Stomp damage threshold not working properly
  • Fixed Spiked Carapace damage return talent not working properly
  • Fixed Homing Missile taking one extra hit than intended to kill
  • Improved visual effect accuracy for Shrapnel
  • Added allied visual effect to indicate which unit is the target for Snowball
  • Added visual effect for the Death Pact buff
  • Fixed Familiars not gaining Grave Chill buff if cast while in Stone Form
  • Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit untargetable illusion no longer appears on minimap
  • Fixed a Dream Coil refresher orb regression
  • Fixed Shackleshot with Status Resistance
  • Fixed Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet's Greater Treants not getting the proper bonus from the talent
  • Fixed Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard interaction with Status Resistance
  • Fixed Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 61: Could not find Cargo data for "Strafe". disjointing allied projectiles
  • Fixed Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 61: Could not find Cargo data for "Strafe". disjoint not working with Bedlam and Marksmanship's Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade
  • Penitence now functions as a proper projectile
  • Fixed Nether Strike issues with Status Resistance
  • Fixed visual bug with Holy Persuasion buff being dispellable
  • Fixed Focus Fire damage working incorrectly on the first hit after changing targets
  • Fixed Focus Fire bash talent working on non-primary targets
  • Fixed rare cases where Javelin icon.png Javelin would sometimes proc on buildings
  • Fixed Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord's Fervor legacy keys
  • Fixed Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling legacy keys
  • Ability Draft: Added support for Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit's Nether Swap
  • Fixed a visual bug when attempting to place a ward
  • Fixed incorrect stat tooltips on Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon
  • Fixed Walrus PUNCH! effects not being destroyed reliably when Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick steals the spell
  • Fixed fake projectiles (like Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer or Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren's) causing Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 61: Could not find Cargo data for "Strafe". charges to be consumed
  • Fixed Illuminate channel not working correctly with the Channel Requires Stop option
  • Fixed Courier Shield legacy key
  • Fixed Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel visual effects sticking around after dispel
  • Fixed Stampede not working properly with Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King
  • Fixed various attack range modifier related bugs
  • Fixed some courier bugs while carrying Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle
  • Fixed Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit Level 25 Talent creating extra Static Remnants when skilled during Ball Lightning
  • Fixed Tempest Aura with Status Resistance
  • Fixed Tether pull range breaking prematurely when using cast range bonuses
  • Fixed Null Field toggle interrupting channeling
  • Fixed Adaptive Strike talent ignoring cast range bonuses
  • Fixed Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick using Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 61: Could not find Cargo data for "Strafe". causing him to dodge his own Spell Steal
  • Fixed Null Field talent not taking effect until toggled
  • Fixed Overgrowth's Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade still applying Scepter effect after dropping the item
  • Fixed Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere going into cooldown if Homing Missile hits you while you are cycloned
  • Fixed the delay between Pit of Malice intervals being affected by Status Resistance
  • Fixed Flak Cannon visual bug showing non-primary projectiles as carrying proc effects like Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi and Desolator icon.png Desolator
  • Fixed Stifling Dagger talent ignoring cast range bonuses
  • Fixed Chemical Rage talent malfunctioning when refreshing the Chemical Rage buff
  • Fixed Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick illusion copying the incorrect state of Null Field
  • Fixed Snowball vision duration being affected by Status Resistance
  • Improved bot behavior for choosing lanes
  • Improved logic for bots choosing to walk past towers for runes
  • Fixed Hunter in the Night vs mines
  • Fixed certain items like Ripper's Reel for Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge being visible while hexed
  • Fixed Status Resistance reducing Rolling Thunder's timeout debuff
  • Custom Games: Add-ons can check for AFK / Fountain idling players by setting "CheckAFKPlayers" "1" in their addoninfo.txt
  • Custom Games: Added Lua function GetDedicatedServerKey(version) which allows authors to get access to a private key string on dedicated servers that players cannot see, but that the server can include in HTTP requests for verifying the request is secure.
  • Disabled the ability to use the Panorama JavaScript Console to change protected settings while playing normal games of Dota.
  • Turbo: Items will continue to deliver if the inventory is full but the items would stack
  • Turbo: Fixed courier buffs being purgeable
  • ARDM: Fixed consumed Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter giving older values of health and mana
  • ARDM: Fixed consumed Moon Shard icon.png Moon Shard night vision component not working properly for respawning heroes, Tempest Double and Spirit Bear


  • Some of the TI7 and Siltbreaker trophies have now been marked as unobtainable.
  • Updated portraits of many cosmetics.
  • Default items have been added to slots where some heroes have had cosmetics but nothing when unequipped.
  • Fixed a ton of missing economy item names, descriptions and typos.
  • Added a Gameplay Updates tab to the Learn tab.
  • Verified Pro Players now have a small Yellow Star next to their name that certifies that they are a pro-player.
  • Bring Dota 2 front setting now brings the game to front not just at the Pick Phase but also when the game starts.
  • New setting has been added to the game where it will bring you back to the game if you were tabbed to the Desktop during a pause.
  • Updated many tooltips.


  • Added new items to existing bundles for newly created loadout slots.