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This patch is focused primarily on balance improvements. Rather than wait until more content is finished for one bigger patch, I've decided to release a smaller patch first for general gameplay improvements while working on content for next patch. Let me know what you guys think and as always feel free to email me any requests.


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  • Unstable Concoction stun duration rescaled from 2.5/3/3.5/4 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
  • Added an AoE effect indicator for the Alchemist player while he is charging his Unstable Concoction
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  • Battle Hunger slow increased to 10%
  • Cooldown on Aghanim's Culling Blade reduced from 15 to 10 seconds
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  • Brainsap damage rebalanced from 75/150/225/300 to 90/160/230/300
  • Enfeeble damage rebalanced from 30/60/90/120% to 40/60/80/100% (above 100% didn't work properly)
  • Added *disablehelp for Nightmare, to stop direct casting on allies (3123839)
  • Nightmare fixed so it properly stops enemy potions (3123839)
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  • Fixed a bug with Sticky Napalm overhead text (+1, +2, etc) that was recently added from being visible to the enemy
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  • Hawk's HP reduced from 100/200 to 50/100
  • Invisibility on Hawk reworked. It now fades out automatically whenever it hasn't moved for 8 seconds.
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  • Death Pact attack damage rebalanced from 6/7/8% to 4/6/8% of targets HP
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  • Jinada critical strike increased from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2 to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25
  • Track cast range increased from 750/950/1150 to 900/1050/1200
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  • Increased XP given for killing Broodmother's Spiderlings
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  • Movement speed increased from 310 to 315
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  • Crystal Nova slow duration reduced from 5 to 3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds.
  • Crystal Nova damage increased from 80/130/180/230 to 100/150/200/250.
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  • Shallow Grave now has a duration indicator for allies
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  • Fixed over-sized click boundaries for Tombstone (306445)
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  • Base armor reduced by 2
  • Doom cast range reduced from 650 to 550
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  • Aghanim's Scepter added to Enchantress (Increases her attack and Impetus range by 150)
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  • Eidolons HP reduced from 200/225/225/275 to 180/200/220/240
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  • Strength growth increased from 1.4 to 1.6
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  • Wrath of Nature (Aghanim's version) max chain increased from 12/14/16 to 14/16/18
  • Force of Nature Treants can now attack air units (275356)
  • Sprout code improved to reduce the chances of heroes sometimes popping out of it
  • Sprout targeting change from 6.67 removed
  • Wrath of Nature can now be cast through the minimap and it will select the closest unit as the initial target (275356)
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  • Homing Missile now adds an ally only visual effect on targeted enemies
  • Homing Missile cast range increased by 150
  • Homing Missile cooldown from 20/18/16/14 to 20/17/14/11
  • Rocket Barrage damage improved from 10/12/14/16 to 10/13/16/19
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  • Berserker's Blood attack speed bonus increased from 2/4/6/8 to 3/6/9/12
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  • Invoker now gains attribute points for each orb he levels
    • +2 Intelligence for Exort
    • +2 Agility for Wex
    • +2 Strength for Quas
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  • Increased Macropyre (Aghanim's version) travel distance
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  • Omnislash no longer wastes a strike by considering banished units in its search
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  • Recall is now targetable through the minimap
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  • Leash range increased to 1100
  • True Form movement speed from 270 to 280
  • The "-ms" command now shows the movement speed of your Spirit Bear as well (298418)
  • Spirit Bear attack point improved
  • Fixed common scenarios where Spirit Bear would miss its attack as the target was moving
  • Casting Summon Spirit Bear while the bear is still alive will restore that bear's health instead of not allowing you to cast.
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  • Hellfire Blast damage redistributed to some on impact and some dps (312517)
  • Scoreboard now displays Skeleton King's ultimate cooldown time
  • Skeleton King will be automatically selected for you after he reincarnates
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  • Pulse Nova AoE increased from 300/350/400 to a constant 400
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  • Laguna Blade (Aghanim's version) damage increased from 600/875/1150 to 600/925/1250
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  • Eclipse (Aghanim's version) target limit increased from 5 to 6
  • Strength growth increased from 1.75 to 1.9
  • Movement speed increased from 320 to 330
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  • Shapeshift duration increased from 14/15/16 to a constant 18 seconds
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  • Strength gain increased from 1.3 to 1.6
  • Improved Geomancer's base damage by 5
  • Fixed some targeting issues with casting poof (300996)
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  • Skewer damage rescaled to 70/140/210/280
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  • Adaptive Strike damage type changed from Physical to Magical (248693)
  • Replicate cannot target Morphling's own illusions anymore
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  • Attack range reduced from 600 to 550
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  • Cooldown on the Boulder ability on Primal Split's Earth Panda decreased from 10 to 7 seconds
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  • Base Strength increased from 17 to 20
  • Strength growth decreased from 2.05 to 1.85
  • Phantom Strike cooldown from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
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  • Strength growth reduced from 2 to 1.7
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  • Dark Rift AoE increased from 375 to 450
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  • Leap cooldown improved from 40/35/30/20 to 30/26/22/18
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  • Sonic Wave (Aghanim's version) cooldown improved from 120/100/80 to 100/70/40
  • Shadow Strike cooldown rescaled from 20/17/14/11 to 20/16/12/8
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  • Static Link drains damage over 8 seconds instead of 10.
  • Static Link damage per second rescaled from 5/10/15/20 to 7/14/21/28
  • Plasma Field cooldown from 16 to 14
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  • Epicenter (Aghanim's version) now gives one more pulse
  • Fixed some lag with Epicenter
  • Fixed a bug with Sand Storm if you recast it very quickly while still invisible
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  • Added a new command (*souls) to see the number of souls you have collected
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  • Decreased base Agility from 21 to 15 and increased starting damage by the same amount
  • Pounce damage rescaled from 50/75/100/125 to 40/80/120/160
  • Dark Pact cooldown reduced from 10 to 10/9/8/7
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  • Greater Bash no longer messes up the target's command
  • Nether Strike mana cost from 200/250/300 to 125/150/175
  • Nether Strike (Aghanim's version) now Greater Bashes everyone in 250 area around you when you teleport to the primary target (306008)
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  • Intelligence base and growth reduced from 26 + 2.6 to 23 + 2.2
  • Electric Vortex mana cost increased from 100 to 100/110/120/130
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  • Base damage increased by 5
  • Remote Mine autoselection removed
  • Remote Mines cast time reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds
  • Added a new sub ability Focused Detonate that you can use on the minimap or in an area to detonate all nearby remote mines (AoE of 700) (297625)
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  • Laser's miss mechanic reworked.
Old Miss:
10/15/20/25% chance to miss affecting a 250 AoE for 9 seconds
New Miss:
100% chance to miss on the primary target for 2 seconds.
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  • War Club hit count and AoE increased
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  • Base Intelligence increased from 15 to 19
  • Fixed melee/range item to update properly for Metamorphosis transformation
  • Fixed Manta Style interaction with Metamorphosis (so he can use it properly now)
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  • Static Storm cooldown increased from 60 to 75
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  • Battle Trance self duration increased from 8 to 10 seconds
  • Fixed melee/range item to update properly for Berserker Rage transformation
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  • Magic Missile stun duration rescaled from 1.75 to 1.45/1.55/1.65/1.75
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  • Plague Ward's bounty increased from 3*9 to 14*17
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  • Viper Strike (Aghanim's version) mana cost reduced from 125/175/250 to 125
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  • Tether Stun duration reduced from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
  • Relocate cooldown increased from 80/60/40 to 90/75/60
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  • Increased Infernal movement speed from 320/330/340 to 320/340/360
  • Immolation from multiple Infernals now stack (281065)
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  • Night vision reduced to that of normal heroes (1200*>800)
  • Shackleshot's search angle reduced from 30 to 26 degrees
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  • Casks first bounce no longer stuns for additional duration, it now lasts the same as all the bounces
  • Voodoo Restoration mana cost per second from 6/9/12/15 to 8/14/20/26


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  • Automatically upgraded to Flying Courier when you put the recipe on it (148581)
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  • Now requires all three +10 attribute items instead of 2 and a 1100 gold recipe
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  • HP regen and lifedrain increased by 2 (overall +2 regen while inactive, no effective change while active)
  • Recipe cost decreased from 900 to 700
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  • Movement speed from 50 to 55
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  • Added +3 bonus damage to Bracer/Null/Wraith
  • Increased Bracer/Null/Wraith recipe costs from 175/150/125 to 190/170/150
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  • Double clicking on Clarity Potion causes it to be used on your hero
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  • Critical strike factor from 2.4 to 2.5
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  • Now requires a Null Talisman instead of a Blades of Attack
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  • Slow on Ether Blast increased from 30 to 45%
  • Cooldown on Ether Blast from 35 to 30
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  • Mana regeneration increased from 125% to 150% to match its components
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  • Cooldown increased from 25 to 30
  • Cost increased from 1500 to 1600
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  • No longer requires the 300 gold recipe
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  • Transmute now gives 2.5 XP when used on a unit (2744725)
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  • Double clicking on Healing Salve causes it to be used on your hero
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  • Recipe changed from 2x RoR + Cloak + Helm to 2x RoR + Cloak + RoH (297602)
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  • AoE for gaining charges reduced from 1600 to 1200
  • No longer give you charges if a spell was cast from the fog of war
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  • Increased recipe cost by 50 (Yasha recipe cost was reduced by 50)
  • Rebalanced Manta Style for melee and ranged heroes
Deals 33%
Takes 350%
Cooldown: 50
New (ranged):
Deals 28%
Takes 400%
Cooldown: 50
New (melee):
Deals 33%
Takes 350%
Cooldown: 35
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  • Static Charge changed from a chance on attacks to a chance on any damage
  • Double click now activates Static Charge on yourself
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  • Damage increased by 8 to be equal to the total damage from its components
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  • Base attack time improved on Necronomicon Warriors from 1 to 0.75
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  • Duration increased to 4 seconds
  • Price from 600 to 550
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  • Readjusted bonuses:
    • Base Movement Speed 70 *> 60
    • Phase Burst: 12% *> 15%
    • Phase Duration: 5 *> 4
    • Phase Cooldown: 10 *> 8
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  • Attribute reduced bonus from +10 to all attributes to +8 to all attributes
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  • Armor bonuses rebalanced.
    • Aura Armor decreased from +3 armor to +2 armor.
    • Added +1 armor for the holder.
    • Same overall Armor for the item holder, 1 less for allies
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  • Added a 20% Attack Speed reduction to the slow on Maim
  • Reduced recipe cost from 750 to 700
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  • Increased the Attack Speed reduction on Maim's slow from 15% to 30%
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  • Mana regen from 10% to 50%
  • Health regen from 1hp to 2hp
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  • Buff duration from 5 to 7 seconds
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  • Soul Release now causes HP loss instead of magical damage when used on enemies (same overall dps as before, no longer disables dagger)
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  • Reduced recipe cost from 750 to 700


  • Added a new loading screen

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  • Rebalanced the assist Gold & XP system
  • Most recent versions (since 6.55) have an extra portion of the gold/xp that is not a pure split like standard XP usually is.
  • For XP "heroes" means the number of heroes in the area.
  • For Gold "Assist" means the number of heroes in the area besides the killer.
  • "Level" always means the level of the dying target


Bonus XP
1 Hero: 15*Level + 50
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 50
3 Heroes: 14*Level + 50
4 Heroes: 13*Level + 50
5 Heroes: 12*Level + 50
Bonus Gold
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 10*Level + 45 (2 heroes involved in kill)
2 Assist: 9*Level + 40 (3 heroes involved in kill)
3 Assist: 8*Level + 35 (4 heroes involved in kill)
4 Assist: 7*Level + 30 (5 heroes involved in kill)
5 Assist: 7*Level + 30 (5 heroes involved in kill but no one got last hit)


Bonus XP
1 Hero: 20*Level + 120
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 90
3 Heroes: 7*Level + 30
4 Heroes: 6*Level + 15
5 Heroes: 5*Level + 10
Bonus Gold
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 9*Level + 95 (2 heroes involved in kill)
2 Assist: 8*Level + 20 (3 heroes involved in kill)
3 Assist: 6*Level + 10 (4 heroes involved in kill)
4 Assist: 6*Level (5 heroes involved in kill)
5 Assist: 6*Level (5 heroes involved in kill but no one got last hit)
  • Added a couple of new juke spots
  • Couriers can now carry Gem of Truesight (it loses its truesight while on courier)
  • Reduced Glyph cooldown from 6 minutes to 5 minutes
  • XP AoE increased from 1000 to 1200
  • Added Slark, Chaos Knight and Magnus to CM
  • Added a new Ancient creep camp (Thunder Lizards, has Frenzy & Slam)
  • Satyr's Purge no longer autocasts
  • Added a sound effect that notifies allies near the location you are teleporting to
  • Added 4 more options to -music (other6/7/8/9)
  • Added a new soundset for King Leoric (279632)
  • Added a rabbit courier
  • Improved Shadowraze visual effect to match the AoE a little more
  • Added a new effect when you get a last hit with Necromastery on Nevermore (266930)
  • Lich now has his icy hands effect only when he gets Aghanim's Scepter
  • Sven now transforms into a red version when he casts his ultimate (Ability Code: A1WH)
  • Added various small doodads around the map
  • Changed Bristleback's model and hero icon (210183)
  • Added sound effect for Meepo's attack
  • Added sound effect for Troll Warlord's melee attack
  • Added Scepter visual effect for Enchantress
  • Various misc improvements on Phantom Lancer's model
  • Added -disablehelp for Bloodrage (233159)
  • Added a new icon for Call Down (295122)
  • Added a new visual effect while casting Curse of the Silent
  • Hand of Midas bounty text is now easier to see (258830)
  • Added a ground effect when the water is gushing out from Torrent (146694)
  • New ability icon for Spirits (296349)
  • Changed the illusion creation visual effect on Terrorblade's Conjure Image
  • Added new hero icon for Io (296349)
  • Added new icon for Haunt (240283)
  • Added new icon for Reality (240283)
  • Added new icon for Flaming Fists (263836)
  • Improved Greater Bash Icon (280720)
  • Improved Track Icon (280720)
  • Improved Amplify Damage Icon (280720)
  • Improved Slardar's Bash Icon (280720)
  • Improved Plague Wards Icon (280720)
  • Improved Greater Bash Icon (280720)
  • Improved Soul Rip Icon (280720)
  • Improved Grow Icon (280720)
  • Improved Lion Hero Icon (280720)


  • Fixed Charge of Darkness showing a dummy unit with HP bar
  • Fixed some issues with Shackleshot calculation where it could sometimes hit weird angles.
  • Fixed visible caster units during Light Strike Array and Split Earth
  • Fixed converted creeps from sometimes being slowed by Enchant
  • Fixed Healing Ward to indicate the level to your allies instead of just for you
  • Fixed Roshan's interaction with Familiars
  • Fixed some issues with a small number of spells not properly detecting Meld and Ghostwalk as invisible
  • Fixed Sonic Wave targeting mechanism when casting towards a location with an allied unit (298969)
  • Fixed using Conjure Image while magic immune (298995)
  • Fixed Roshan not dispelling Urn of Shadows
  • Fixed some cast mechanism issues with Techies' Suicide (242147)
  • Fixed Liquid Fire interaction with Siege units (263667)
  • Fixed a rare situation where Relocate would fail to teleport you
  • Fixed a bug with freezing a leaver Spirit Breaker
  • Fixed Tango dispelling Urn of Shadows healing effect
  • Fixed Static Storm scoreboard cooldown being a little off
  • Fixed a bug with Scepter Dismember and Linken's Sphere
  • Fixed some AI issues with Firefly
  • Fixed lag on first cast of Adaptive Strike
  • Fixed a couple of abilities with slightly incorrect cooldowns on scoreboard
  • Fixed some courier tooltips
  • Fixed Dragon Slave targeting mechanism when casting towards a location with an allied unit
  • Fixed interaction between Level 3 Rupture and Force Staff
  • Fixed the scourge Glyph not showing the new icon (Ability Code: A1WH)
  • Fixed some inconsistencies in the visual AoE of some abilities (no balance changes here, just making the cursors more consistent for: Avalanche, Storm Bolt, Rocket Flare, Pit of Malice, Expulsion, Chronosphere, Earthbind, Spin Web, Dream Coil, Weave, Maledict, Vacuum, Sanity's Eclipse)
  • Fixed damage AoE on Waning Rift being slightly less than the silence AoE
  • Fixed a very minor visual glitch when attempting to buy a recipe for power treads
  • Fixed very minor inconsistency between the armor reduction and the damage AoE on Acid Spray
  • Fixed AoE on Strygwyr's thirst being off by 25
  • Fixed Sticky Napalm triggering Linken Sphere
  • Fixed interaction bugs with Soul Rip and Ethereal state
  • Fixed AoE on Song of the Siren being off by 25
  • Fixed a rare bug with Spirit Bear losing track of his items
  • Fixed some minor duration inconsistencies with God's Strength
  • Fixed some triggered spells from bypassing Last Will (on Necronomicon Warrior) damage return
  • Fixed Sticky N

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