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Dota 2 Patch 7.28 Overview

It’s hard to believe, but it has finally happened - the new Dota 2 Patch 7.28 has been released! Last night Valve surprised every Dota fan with a new hero, new items, and massive features and changes. Here you can find all the details in this full patch note. Don’t forget that you can trade your Dota 2 items for the best prices on our marketplace.

New Dota 2 Hero - Hoodwink

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The character has visual similarities to Windrager. Also, he’s a rang nuker and disabler with the following abilities:

Hoodwink abilities:

  • Acorn Shot The hero shoots an acorn at the selected enemy, which bounces off nearby creatures, slowing them down and dealing extra damage. Can be used on a point to create a tree, but the bounce won’t happen.
  • Bushwhack Throws a booby trap that stuns enemy heroes if they approach the target tree. Enemies are drawn to it and lose sight for the duration of the stun.
  • Scurry The hero has a chance to avoid physical attacks while standing near a tree. When activated, this ability speeds up movement and lets you pass through creatures and trees.
  • Sharpshooter The hero prepares a lethal shot with his crossbow. It deals massive damage to the enemy hero, slowing him down and dealing depletion. The damage and duration of the effect increases with preparation time.

New Item: Aghanim’s Shard

Costs 1,400 gold. Gives each character their own improvement, which all characters received in this update. Available for purchase after 20:00.

Added a new element next to the ability interface, showing the improvements from Aghanim’s Shard and Aghanim’s Scepter for each hero, as well as their availability (an absorbed scepter is no longer shown as a positive effect). Clicking on the scepter or scepter icon with the Alt key pressed will let your allies know if the selected hero gains improvements from these items.

General Сhanges:

  • The game now starts at night. The moment creeps are released, the day begins.
  • The reward for killing neutral creeps no longer increases over time.
  • The reward for heroes who stack neutral creeps is reduced from 40% to 30%.
  • Roshan’s armour gain has increased from 0.325 to 0.375.
  • Camp of ancient creeps on the side of the forces of Light is now easier to stack.
  • Added story descriptions for all items.
  • Location changes to the order of items in the shop interface: mostly the order has been changed to match the price changes, but some items have moved to other categories. Expendable items remain in their previous locations.
  • During assembly, items will occupy the inventory cells, which are located by the item with the most similar active effect. For example, Magic Wand will appear in the Magic Stick slot, Bloodthorn in the Orchid Malevolence slot, and so on.

Neutral Creeps:

  • Resistance to magic on ancient creeps reduced from 70% to 50%.
  • Ancient Thundersaurus: Applying the Frenzy ability no longer interrupts movement.
  • Ancient Thundersaurus: Applying the Slam ability no longer interrupts movement.
  • Ancient Thundersaurus: Damage to Slam ability has increased from 70 to 250.
  • Ancient Thunderdome: Slam damage has increased from 25% to 60%.
  • Ancient Thunderbolt: Slam ability radius has increased from 250 to 350.
  • Ancient Thundersaurus: War Drums Aura ability now given to Ancient Thundersaurus.
  • Fixed War Drums Aura not working correctly.
  • Ancient Granite Golem: has increased model size.
  • Ancient Dragon: Cooldown of Fireball ability now has increased from 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Wolfleader: Level has increased from 4 to 5.
  • Ghost: Base attack interval has increased from 1 to 1.2 seconds.

Heroes Changes:

ABADDON

  • Aphotic Shield: Delay before use now reduced from 0.4 to 0.3 seconds.
  • Borrowed Time: Duration with scepter has increased from 5/6/7 to 6/7/8 seconds.
  • Level 15 Talent: Mist Coil damage/healing bonus has increased from 48 to 50.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+6 to armor” replaced by “+65 to damage”.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+80 to damage” replaced with “+8 to armor”.
  • Level 25 Talent: Mist Coil radius has increased from 375 to 425.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Mist Coil and Aphotic Shield cast Curse of Avernus on enemies. Increases base stall speed by 6%.

ALCHEMIST

  • Unstable Concoction: Mana consumption has decreased from 120 to 90/100/110/120.
  • Unstable Concoction: Charge has been reduced from 22/20/18/16 to 16 seconds.
  • Acid Spray: Damage per second has increased from 15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35.
  • Acid Spray: Now deals damage immediately, not after a delay of one second.
  • Greevil’s Greed: Max Gold damage reduced from 18/22/26/30 to 18/21/24/27 (Necessary number of hits has decreased from 5/7/8/9 to 5/6/7/8).
  • If you melt an Aghanim’s Scepter for an ally who already has it or its enhancement, 4,200 or 5,800 gold will be returned to its owner.
  • Melted Aghanim’s Scepter grants an ally all performance bonuses.
  • Additional attack and spell damage for the scepter has reduced from 30 and 6% to 20 and 5% respectively.
  • Level 20 Talent: Bonus for slashing damage reduced from 30% to 25%.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: grants a new ability - Berserk Potion. Throws a potion at an ally that applies normal dispersion and grants +50 attack speed and +40 health regeneration for 10 seconds. Range: 800. Reload: 45 seconds. Mana consumption: 125. Can be used on yourself.

ANCIENT APPARITION

  • Ice Blast: Max Time to Fireball reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds.
  • Chilling Touch: Mana consumption has decreased from 30/50/70/90 to 30/45/60/75.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Ice Vortex ability deals 40 damage per second and decreases attack speed by 20.

ANTI-MAGE

  • Mana Break: Percentage of max mana burned has decreased from 1/2/3/4% to 1/1.8/2.6/3.4%.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+12 to Agility” now replaced with “+8 to Armor”.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to Blink’s range has been reduced from 325 to 300.
  • Level 20 Talent: “Blink leaves an uncontrollable illusion” replaced with “+0.1 damage per mana unit from Mana Void”.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Gives a new ability: Blink Fragment. Moves an uncontrollable illusion to the target unit or location, and deals 7 seconds of damage to foes. The illusion deals 50% damage, takes 250% damage, and applies Counterspell at the same time as the main hero. Reload time: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 50. Has the same range as Blink’s ability.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: A successful deflection creates an illusion that lasts 5 seconds and attacks the attacker. Removes mana consumption for Counterspell.

ARC WARDEN

  • Force Gain reduced from 3.0 to 2.8.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter that improves Spark Wraith. When a Phantom Spark reaches an enemy unit, it creates a new Spark in its place, activating after 3 seconds although not creating a new Spark when triggered.
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to range of Flux has reduced from 300 to 250.
  • Level 15 Talent: Spell cooldown reduction has decreased from 15% to 12%.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to attack speed has reduced from 50 to 40.
  • Level 20 Talent: “-1.5 sec. Spark Wraith cooldown” now replaced with “+150 to Spark Wraith damage.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+250 to Spark Wraith damage” has been replaced with “+12 sec. of Tempest Double”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Magnetic Field pushes enemies when applied and gives allies +20% for magic resistance.

AXE

  • Battle Hunger: Range changed from 750 to 700/775/850/925.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Berserker’s Call. Now it affects victims with the Battle Hunger ability. Also, Battle Hunger decreases victims’ armor by 7, while its owner gets 7 armor for each hero it affects (half for creeps). Decreases the cooldown of Berserker’s Call by 2 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+20 to movement speed” replaced by “+1.75 mana per second”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+2 mana per second” replaced with “+25 to movement speed”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Counter Helix is triggered by its attacks” has been replaced with “+300 to health”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives a chance to use the Counter Helix ability when under attack. Counter Helix triggers on attack, ignoring cooldowns. Increases attack speed by 20.

BANE

  • Night vision has increased from 800 to 1200.
  • Brain Sap: Damage type changed from magical to pure damage.
  • Brain Sap: Damage type reduced from 100/200/300/400 to 75/150/225/300.
  • Brain Sap: The scepter no longer reduces the delay before it is activated.
  • Brain Sap: Pre-application delay has decreased from 0.4 to 0.2 seconds.
  • Fiend’s Grip: Damage type changed from magical to pure damage.
  • Fiend’s Grip: Damage reduction from 100/155/215 to 80/120/160.
  • Nightmare and Enfeeble abilities swapped.
  • Enfeeble: Significant change. Decreases attack damage by 25/35/45/55%, health recovery by 25/35/45/55% and casts spells by 30%. Lasts for 8 seconds. Does not pass through magic immunity. Reload: 20/26/12/8 seconds. Range: 1100. Mana consumption: 40/50/60/70. Pre-use delay: 0.2 seconds.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to spell damage has increased from 9% to 12%.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to spell distance has decreased from 125 to 100.
  • Level 25 Talent: Brain Sap damage/treatment bonus reduced from 200 to 150.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Fiend’s Grip creates an uncontrollable illusion that applies Fiend’s Grip to the same enemy and dies instantly if interrupted. The illusion takes 750% damage. Fiend’s Grip effects do not stack on a single target.

BATRIDER

  • Base armor has decreased by 1.
  • Sticky Napalm: Now deals the same damage to creeps as it does to heroes.
  • Sticky Napalm: Additional damage per effect reduced from 10/15/20/25 to 6/12/18/24.
  • Sticky Napalm: Rotation slows down from 40/50/60/70% to 10/30/50/70%.
  • Sticky Napalm: Radius has increased from 375 to 375/400/425/450.
  • Firefly: Additional movement speed has decreased from 4/7/10/13% to 3/6/9/12%.
  • Flaming Lasso: Charge has increased from 100/90/80 to 120/115/110.
  • Flaming Lasso: Range of fire has been increased from 100 to 175.
  • Flaming Lasso with Scepter: Second target lock range has increased from 550 to 600.
  • Level 20 Talent: Movement speed bonus has increased from 25 to 30.
  • Level 20 Talent: “-12% spell cooldown” replaced with “2 Flamebreak charges”.
  • Level 25 Talent: “-10 sec. recharge Flamebreak” replaced with “-35 sec. recharge Flaming Lasso”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to cast Flaming Lasso on an ally, granting them 80% damage resistance. When applied to an ally, it takes a cooldown of 20 seconds.

BEASTMASTER

  • Wild Axes: has increased Axe damage from 30/60/90/120 to 40/70/100/130.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+200 to radius of vision hawk” replaced by “+3 mana per second.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+450 to health” replaced by “+50 to damage from Wild Axes”.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+100 to Wild Axes” replaced with “+350 to health of hero and controlled creatures”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives control over hawks. They gain the Dive Bomb ability: The hawk reveals its invisibility and after 1 second, dives at the chosen enemy unit, deals 175 damage, stuns it for 1 second and is killed. Range of application: 500.

BLOODSEEKER

  • Base intelligence has reduced from 21 to 17.
  • Bloodrage: Maximum health loss per second has reduced from 2.2/2.3/2.4/2.5% to 2%.
  • Bloodrage: The bonus attack speed has increased from 50/80/110/140 to 60/90/120/150.
  • Blood Rite: Damage has reduced from 120/180/240/300 to 120/160/200/240.
  • Blood Rite: Reload has been increased from 12 to 15/14/13/12.
  • Blood Rite: Mana consumption has increased from 70/80/90/100 to 90/100/110/120.
  • Thirst: Cure maximum health of creeps has increased from 8/12/16/20% to 11/14/17/20%.
  • Thirst: The ability no longer heals its wielder when an enemy creep dies within a 300 range of the wielder.
  • Thirst: Heals the wielder at full health if an enemy creep dies within a 300 range.
  • Thirst: Cure maximum health heroes has decreased from 12/18/24/30% to 10/15/20/25%.
  • Rupture: Mana consumption has decreased from 200/225/250 to 100/150/200.
  • Rupture: Movement damage has increased from 30/45/60% to 36/48/60%.
  • Level 25 Talent: Blood Rite cooldown reduction has decreased from 5 to 4 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Each attack under Bloodrage heals the hero at 1.5% of his maximum health and deals the same amount of net damage. Only affects the ability of the owner.

BOUNTY HUNTER

  • Base movement speed has increased from 315 to 320.
  • Intelligence changed from 19 + 2 to 22 + 1.9.
  • Shadow Walk: Movement slowdown has increased from 14/20/26/32% to 16/24/32/40%.
  • Track: Radius increase in movement speed has increased from 900 to 1200.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: The acceleration from Track works on allied units, but only at half speed. Gives up to an 800 radius around the target.

BREWMASTER

  • Base Agility has decreased from 22 to 19.
  • Drunken Brawler: Now gives a 6/12/18/24% chance to dodge attacks and a 24% chance to deal 145/160/175/190% damage with a critical hit.
  • Drunken Brawler: The ability can now be triggered, giving a 3x chance to dodge and crit, but movement speed varies between -20% and +40%. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Drunken Brawler: Cooldown has increased from 23/21/19/17 to 29/25/21/17 seconds.
  • Primal Split: Earth Warrior’s armor has increased from 3 to 3/5/7.
  • Primal Split: Earth Warrior’s health has increased from 1500/2200/3000 to 1400/2200/3000.
  • Primal Split: Earth Warrior’s health regeneration has increased from 1/2/2 to 2/4/6.
  • Primal Split: Upgrade health of Storm Warrior has increased from 1/2/2 to 2/4/6.
  • Primal Split: Magnetic Resistance to Storm Warrior has increased from 0 to 25%.
  • Primal Split: Health has been reduced from 1000/1500/1900 to 1000/1400/1800 in Storm Warrior
  • Primal Split: Fire Warrior’s armor has increased from 0/3/6 to 0/4/8.
  • Primal Split: Fire Warrior’s health regeneration has increased from 2/4/4 to 2/4/6.
  • Primal Split: Fire Warrior now has 30% affect resistance.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Primal Split. Gives the ability 2 charges and allows it to interrupt at any time. The hero will move back to the position of the warrior who was affected by the cancellation. Normal cooldown time is equal to normal cooldown.
  • Level 10 Talent: +175 to health replaced with +1 second delay from Thunder Clap.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+2.5 sec. Thunder Clap” replaced with “+30% to duration and damage from Cinder Brew”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+15% to magic resistance” replaced with “+350 to health”.
  • Level 25 Talent: Drunken Brawler Critical Damage Bonus has reduced from 120% to 80%.
  • Level 25 Talent: “-65 second cooldown on Primal Split” replaced with “Warriors gain Drunken Brawler Passive Ability”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Adds a warrior of the void to the Primal Split ability. Has Astral Pulse ability, which slows enemies within 500 range by 20/30/40% and causes them to become helpless. Duration: 2.5 seconds. Reload time: 20 seconds.

BRISTLEBACK

  • Warpath: Bonus to damage per effect has increased from 22/28/34 to 25/30/35.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo: Aghanim’s Scepter now increases max effects from 4 to 8.
  • Viscous Nasal Goo: Radius with Scepter has increased from 825 to 950.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+5 to max effects of Viscous Nasal Goo” replaced with “+15 to attack speed.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Hairball. Coughs up a clump of needles into the specified area. Upon landing, it bursts and deals a Viscous Nasal Goo and a Quill Spray to all enemies within 700 range. Range: 1500. Reload time: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 100.

BROODMOTHER

  • Dexterity Gain reduced from 3.2 to 3.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new ability: Silken Bola. Spends one charge of Spin Web to cast a 2 second stupor on a target unit. Range: 900. Reload Time: 12 seconds. Mana consumption: 50.

CHAOS KNIGHT

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Chaos Bolt creates a copy of Phantasm’s ability that attacks the target while it is stunned. Increases its range by 300.

CHEN

  • Divine Favor: The ability is now a passive aura.
  • Holy Persuasion: The ability can now be applied to an already-subdued unit which allows you to teleport it to yourself. When applied to himself, the hero will teleport all of his subordinate creeps to himself.
  • Level 10 Talent: has increased health bonus from 150 to 175.
  • Level 10 Talent: has increased spell range bonus from 150 to 175.
  • Level 15 Talent: “-32 sec. of Divine Favor cooldown” replaced by +12% to slow from Penitence”.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+4 max creatures at Holy Persuasion” replaced with “+3 charge Holy Persuasion, +3 to max creatures”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to apply Divine Favor to an ally to teleport them to the fountain after a delay of 6 seconds. Cannot use on magic immune allies. Reload: 35 seconds. Mana consumption: 200. Range: 500. Can be dispelled.

CLINKZ

  • Base mana regeneration has decreased from 0.25 to 0.
  • Level 10 Talent: “Ending Skeleton Walk summons a skeleton from Burning Army” replaced with “+8 to Agility”.
  • Level 20 Talent: “Kills reset Death Pact cooldown” replaced by “-10 sec. Strafe cooldown”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Ending Skeleton Walk summons two skeletons from Burning Army.

CLOCKWERK

  • Level 25 Talent: “+40% Resistance to Magic” replaced by “Immunity to Magic inside Power Cogs”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Jet Pack. The hero soars into the sky, gaining unobstructed movement and visibility. Movement speed is has increased by 15%, but the hero cannot attack and has a reduced turning speed. Lasts 6 seconds or until the Hookshot ability is applied. Reload: 25 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

CRYSTAL MAIDEN

  • Frostbite: Interval damage reduced from 0.7 to 0.25 seconds (total damage is unchanged and takes 0.25 seconds to deal).
  • Frostbite: Intermittent damage has been changed to a fixed 25 damage every 0.25 seconds, rather than depending on cumulative damage. Damage is unchanged under normal circumstances, but will deal more damage if its duration is has increased, e.g. by using a talent or by reducing the target’s resistance to effects.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Decreases the cooldown of Frostbite’s ability and lets you cast it on yourself to reduce damage by 70%. No movement or attack is allowed. Using Frostbite does not interrupt other abilities if the target is in range.

DARK SEER

  • Ion Shell: Radius has increased from 250 to 275.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Ion Shell gives +350 to max health” replaced with “+6 to armor”.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+8 to Armor” replaced with “+1 Seconds of Slowdown from Wall of Replica
  • Changed upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Ion Shell. Replaces the cooldown of two charges. The ability lasts 20 seconds longer and increases target health by 350.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new ability: Normal Punch. Passive attack effect with cooldown. Next time you attack an enemy hero, it gives the illusion of the Wall of Replica, stuns, deals bonus damage, and pushes him away. The strength of the effect depends on how much distance the enemy hero traveled in the 3 seconds before the attack. At a distance of 1500 the maximum effect is achieved: 2 seconds stun, 250 damage and a push of 350. Illusion lives for 5 seconds. Reload: 14 seconds.

DARK WILLOW

  • Base intelligence has increased by 3.
  • Cursed Crown: Range has increased from 600 to 600/625/650/675.
  • Bramble Maze: Range now rescaled from 1200 to 1100/1200/1300/1400
  • Terrorize: Range has been reduced from 1500 to 1300
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to stun duration for Cursed Crown has increased from 0.4 to 0.6 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+100 to range of spells” replaced with “-2 sec. of Shadow Realm cooldown.
  • Level 15 Talent: “-2 sec. Shadow Realm cooldown” replaced with “+125 to spell range.
  • Level 20 Talent: Bramble Maze cooldown has reduced from 10 to 8 seconds.
  • Level 25 Talent: Terrorize duration bonus has increased from 1.3 to 1.5 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: When Cursed Crown’s countdown ends or its effect is dispelled, 4 thorn bushes appear around the target. Reduces cooldown by 3 seconds.

CENTAUR WARRUNNER

  • Stampede: Duration changed from 4 to 3.5/4/4.5 seconds.
  • Stampede: Damage multiplier per power has increased from 100/200/300% to 200/250/300%.
  • Level 15 Talent: Changed from “+40 damage” to “+1 second Stampede”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Applying Double Edge increases an ability’s power by 15% for each hero hit for 12 seconds. Gaining a new effect resumes the duration, and there can only be a maximum of 5 in total. Also slows victims by 15% for 2 seconds.

DAZZLE

  • Shallow Grave: Duration changed from 5 to 4/4.5/5.5 seconds.
  • Shallow Grave: Reload has decreased from 60/46/32/18 to 42/34/26/18 seconds
  • Shallow Grave: Range rescaled from 550/700/850/1000 to 700/800/900/1000.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+30 to heal/ damage from Shadow Wave” replaced with “+35 to attack speed.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Shadow Wave. Can deal a debuff to allied units. Increases cure by 60 and damage by 80.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Each time the hero uses this ability, he attacks three nearby enemies (mainly heroes) within a 1200 radius.

DEATH PROPHET

  • Base movement speed has increased from 310 to 335.
  • Spirit Siphon: The ability no longer steals movement speed.
  • Spirit Siphon: Charge Recovery Time reduced from 45/40/35/30 to 36/34/32/30 seconds.
  • Exorcism: Spirit Movement speed has increased from 500 to 525.
  • Hero Turn Rate has increased from 0.5 to 0.8.
  • Level 25 Talent: “Exorcism gives the effect of an acceleration rune” replaced by “-20 sec Spirit Siphon regeneration.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Spirit Siphon’s ability steals 0.75 armor per second from the target. Armor changes on both the hero and the victim after 14 seconds.

DISRUPTOR

  • Level 10 Talent: Kinetic Field cooldown reduction from 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to use Thunder Strike on an ally to deal damage around them. Each time it strikes (every 2 seconds), the ally is affected for 1 second, giving +50% to movement speed and +75 to attack speed. When applied to an ally, the radius is has increased by 160.

DOOM

  • Modified upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Doom. Decreases cooldown from 145 to 100 seconds and imposes attrition on victims.
  • Level 10 Talent: has increased duration bonus to Doom from 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Increases duration of stun of Infernal Blade from 0.6 to 1.2 seconds. If the victim is a level 3 or higher than 24, duration of stun is has increased by 0.6 seconds and damage has increased by 150.

DRAGON KNIGHT

  • Breathe Fire: Manacost reduced from 100/110/120/130 to 90/100/110/120.
  • Dragon Tail: Damage has increased from 25/50/75/100 to 50/75/100/125.
  • Elder Dragon Form: Massive attack radius has increased from 300 to 350.
  • Level 15 Talent: Health Bonus has increased from 350 to 400.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Gets the Fireball ability while in dragon form. Targets an area with a 450 radius for 10 seconds, dealing 80 damage per second. Range: 1400. Reload Time: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

DROW RANGER

  • Base damage reduced by 2.
  • Frost Arrows: Slowdown has decreased from 16/32/48/64% to 15/30/45/60%.
  • Marksmanship: Dexterity bonus now changed from 28/36/44% to 25/35/45%.
  • Marksmanship: Bonus to damage has reduced from 70/80/90 to 50/70/90
  • Level 20 Talent: “+2.5 sec. silent Gust” replaced with “-4 sec. cooldown Gust”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Frost Arrows ability applies cooldown effect to the victim. Each effect reduces health regeneration by 10% and lasts 7 seconds. If an enemy hero dies under the effects of cooldown, all enemies within a radius of 650 around him take 60 magical damage for the effect and are slowed by 25% for 2 seconds. Maximum effects: 7.

EARTH SPIRIT

  • Stone Remnant: Lifetime replica has been reduced from 120 to 60 seconds.
  • Enchant Remnant: The ability can now be used on stone copies with a cooldown of 5 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives copies of Stone Remnant a 400 radius sight (Alt-click to see the radius). Increases the number of charges by 4.

EARTHSHAKER

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Reduces Fissure cooldown by 2 seconds and allows you to walk along the created furrow. Applying any ability along the furrow also triggers Aftershock.

ELDER TITAN

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to automatically apply Echo Stomp. If this is turned on, the hero will move to the location of the Astral Spirit after the ability is applied.

EMBER SPIRIT

  • Intelligence gain has increased from 1.8 to 2.2.
  • Activate Fire Remnant: Mana consumption with scepter has increased from 25 to 75.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Fire copies from Fire Remnant’s ability deal 45 damage per second to enemies within a 600 radius. The owner of the ability will leave a flaming copy nearby if it kills an enemy hero within 400 or dies. Multiple copies do not add up.

ENCHANTRESS

  • Enchant: Changed cooldown from 20 to 28/24/20/16 seconds.
  • Sproink: The ability no longer gives a passive range bonus
  • Sproink: Now applies the ability to launch Impetus-effect spears at the farthest three enemies within its attack radius + 200.
  • Sproink: has increased cooldown from 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Adds 3 Fireflies from Nature’s Attendants that always fly near the owner.

ENIGMA

  • Demonic Conversion: Reduces the delay before attacking eidolons from 0.4 to 0.3 seconds.
  • Demonic Conversion: Lifetime of eidolons has increased from 35 to 40 seconds.
  • Malefice: Charge has been reduced from 18/17/16/15 to 14 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+4 sec. of Midnight Pulse” replaced by “+0.35 sec. of stun from Malefice”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+1” cooldown reduced from 12% to 10%.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+0.35 sec. stun from Malefice” replaced with “+150 to Midnight Pulse range.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Black Hole ability draws enemies within 1200 radius to the centre, but does not interrupt their action. Draw speed: 175.

FACELESS VOID

  • Base Dexterity reduced by 4 (base damage unchanged).
  • Time Lock: Additional damage reduced from 20/25/30/35 to 10/15/20/25.
  • Level 15 Talent: Time Walk Distance Bonus reduced from 275 to 250.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Increases the range of the Time Walk ability by 200. Allows you to reapply this ability within 1.5 seconds of moving to return to your previous position. Return does not affect the health of the hero.

GRIMSTROKE

  • Base attack range has increased from 575 to 600.
  • Ink Swell: Max damage reduced from 100/200/300/400 to 90/180/270/360.
  • Ink Swell: Max HP boosted after 2.5 seconds on enemy unit.
  • Phantom’s Embrace: Manacost from 110/120/130/140 to 80/100/120/140.
  • Phantom’s Embrace: Ether Ether Ether’s mana cooldown changed from 32/28/24/20 to 36/30/24/18 sec.
  • Phantom’s Embrace: The reward for killing the Phantom has been reduced from 37/20 gold/experience to 10/10d.
  • Phantom’s Embrace: Resets ability cooldown if target dies before Phantom reaches it
  • Dark Portrait: Lifetime copy has increased from 15 to 25 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+80 to max damage from Ink Swell” replaced with “-4 sec. recharge Ink Swell.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives a new ability: Ink Over. Covers an enemy unit in Ink for 6 seconds. Slows the target’s attack by 50, slows its movement by 20%, and deals a total of 240 damage over time. Range: 700. Reload Time: 14 seconds. Mana consumption: 125.

GYROCOPTER

  • Delay after attack animation has decreased from 0.65 to 0.1 second.
  • Base damage spread changed from 40-50 to 42-48.
  • Base Dexterity has increased by 7 (base damage retained).
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Rocket Barrage ability fires at one more target for 1 second longer.

HUSKAR

  • Berserker’s Blood: has increased max attack speed from 130/190/250/310 to 160/210/260/310.
  • Life Break: Scepter Provocation duration has increased from 2.5 to 3 seconds.
  • Life Break: Aghanim’s Scepter’s range has now has increased by 300.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+325 to Life Break’s range” replaced with “-3 sec. Life Break cooldown.
  • Level 25 Talent: Bonus to attack range has increased from 175 to 200.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Inner Fire ability decreases healing and health recovery of victims by 50%, while slowing their movement speed by 35%. Decreases cooldown by 2 seconds.

INVOKER

  • Forge Spirit: Now creates two spirits if both Quas and Exort are above level 4.
  • Forge Spirit: has increased max armor reduction from 10 to 20.
  • Cataclysm: Charge has been increased from 90 to 100 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: Chaos Meteor damage bonus has increased from 30% to 40%.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Summon 2 Spirits from Forge Spirit” replaced with “+40 to damage per second from Ice Wall.
  • Level 20 Talent: “Bonus to damage and attack speed from Alacrity reduced from 40 to 35”.
  • Level 20 Talent: Tornado’s cooldown has been increased from 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to use the Ice Wall ability vectorically. Range: 900.

IO

  • Now doesn’t turn instantly.
  • Pre-attack delay has increased from 0.15 to 0.3 seconds.
  • Base damage spread changed from 39-48 to 45-51.
  • Tether: Slowdown has increased from 8/16/24/32% to 15/25/35/45%.
  • Tether: Extra movement speed changed from 5/8/11/14% to 6/8/10/12%.
  • Tether: Health Recovery Multiplier has decreased from 0.6/0.9/1.2/1.5 to 0.6/0.8/1.2.
  • Spirits: Returned the Spirits In (bring the spirits closer) and Spirits Out (give them farther away) abilities.
  • Spirits: Ether damage has increased from 20/40/60/80 to 30/50/70/90.
  • Spirits: Upgrade damage on creeps from 10/18/26/34 to 10/20/30/40.
  • Overcharge: Bonus to attack speed has decreased from 50/80/110/140 to 50/70/90/110.
  • Overcharge: has increased ability damage by 10/12/14/16%
  • Relocate: Charge has been increased from 90/75/60 to 100/90/80 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Tether’s Breaking Link ability deals 150 damage to enemies that touch it and stuns them for 1.75 seconds. Increases additional movement speed by 5%.

JAKIRO

  • Level 15 Talent: Ice Path cooldown reduction from 1 to 1.5 seconds.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Liquid Frost. Automatic * Attack Effect. The hero fills his attack with a frost effect which slows enemy units for 30% and deals 20 damage per second + 2.5% of his maximum health. Lasts 4 seconds. Reload time: 12 seconds.

JUGGERNAUT

  • Blade Fury: Radius has increased from 250 to 260.
  • Omnislash: The ability can now be used on ancient creeps.
  • Swiftslash: Can now use on older creeps.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Blade Fury gives +100 movement speed” replaced with “-20 second cooldown on Healing Ward”.
  • Level 20 Talent: Blade Fury’s bonus to damage per second has increased from 140 to 160.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Under the effects of Blade Fury, the movement speed is has increased by 100, and the ability holder attacks a random nearby enemy unit every second.

KEEPER OF THE LIGHT

  • Illuminate mana consumption has increased from 150/160/170/180 to 100/125/150/175.
  • Chakra Magic: The ability can no longer be used on enemies.
  • Blinding Light: This ability is no longer a base ability.
  • New base ability: Solar Bind. Decreases the magic resistance of the target by 15/20/25/30% and slows it the more it moves. Each 100 units traveled reduces the movement speed of the target by 4/5.5/7/8.5%. Duration: 7 seconds. Usage range: 700/750/800/850. Mana consumption: 60/80/100/120. Reload: 22/20/18/16 seconds.
  • Spirit Form: New Ultralight. Turns the hero’s body into pure light, giving him +20/25/30% movement speed, +125/250/375 to spell range and Recall ability (cooldown: 15 seconds, delay: 3 seconds, mana consumption: 150) and Blinding Light (cooldown: 18 seconds, range of application: 600, miss chance: 40%, duration: 4 seconds, push range: 400, damage: 100, mana consumption: 150). Illuminate in this form is applied by a separate spirit. Reload time: 90/80/70 seconds. Duration: 40 seconds. Mana consumption: 75/125/175.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Gives the Will-O-Wisp ability, but the flicker no longer stuns victims. The flicker now hypnotizes enemies, drawing them in at 60 units per second, but does not prevent them from attacking victims or casting spells. Reload: 60 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “-2.5 sec. Blinding Light cooldown” replaced with “+30% to Blinding Light miss chance”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+2 to Will-O-Wisp triggers” replaced with “-6 sec. of Blinding Light cooldown”.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+150 to Will-O-Wisp radius” replaced with “+15 sec. Spirit Form”.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+3 to attack to destroy Will-O-Wisp” replaced with “+1.2 sec. stun from Blinding Light”.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+160 to Illuminate damage/treatment” replaced with “+160 to Illuminate damage”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: During the daytime a wave from Illuminate will heal allies at 40% of the damage dealt by that ability.

KUNKKA

  • Intelligence gain has increased from 1.5 to 1.8.
  • Ghostship: Rum boost from 10% to 12%.
  • Base Health Regeneration has increased from 0 to 0.25
  • Level 10 Talent: “+6 to Armor” replaced with “+150 to Spell Ranged”.
  • Level 20 Talent: Power Bonus has increased from 18 to 20
  • Level 25 Talent: Tidebringer’s bonus to slashing damage has increased from 110% to 140%.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Grants a new ability: Tidal Wave. Unleashes a tidal wave that deals 225 damage to enemies and takes them a distance of 600 in 1.25 seconds without interrupting action. The wave appears behind the hero at 600 and moves forward a distance of 1400. Wave Speed: 700. Radius: 750. Reload: 16 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

LEGION COMMANDER

  • Level 15 Talent: Overwhelming Odds cooldown reduced from 6 to 9 seconds.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to attack speed has decreased from 25 to 20.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Every 1.5 seconds while dueling, the Overwhelming Odds ability is automatically applied to the area around a random enemy unit within 900 radius (targeting heroes first). Cannot hit the area around a single target twice.

LESHRAC

  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Grants the Nihilism ability. Activates a temporary aura that causes its bearer and all enemies within 450 range to take an ethereal form in which they cannot attack, take 30% more magical damage, and are slowed by 30%. Effect lasts for 4 seconds. Does not slow the wearer of the ability, but speeds them up by 30%. Reload time: 25 seconds. Mana consumption: 75.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Split Earth ability is applied to the same location 2 more times, 5 seconds apart. Each time it is triggered, the radius increases by 75. The location of the second trigger is visible to both teams.

LICH

  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to area damage from Frost Blast has increased from 60 to 90.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives a new ability: Ice Spire. Creates an icicle at a specified point that slows all enemies within 500 radius by 20%. The icicle has 300 health and lasts 15 seconds. The ball from Chain Frost’s ability can bounce back to the icicle if there are no nearby enemies. Can target an Icicle with Frost Shield. Range: 750. Reload time: 25 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

LIFESTEALER

  • Base attack speed has decreased from 130 to 120.
  • Feast: Vampirism from maximum health has increased from 1.5/2/2.5/3% to 1.6/2.2/2.8/3.4%.
  • Feast: No longer increases attack speed.
  • New Passive ability: Ghoul Frenzy. Replaces Open Wounds. Each attack decreases the victim’s movement speed by 6/12/18/24% for 1.5 seconds. Increases the attack speed of the wearer by 20/30/40/50.
  • Rage: Manacost from 75 to 75/100/125/150.
  • Infest: Manacost from 50 to 100/100/125/200.
  • Level 20 Talent: “-4 sec. of cooldown from Open Wounds” replaced with “+8% to slow down from Ghoul Frenzy”.
  • Changed upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Allows you to climb the body of an enemy hero for 4 seconds, attacking him every 1.25 seconds and receiving double the heal from this ability. The enemy hero receives no bonus from this ability. Increases its range to 500 and reduces cooldown to 25 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allies take 50% of the damage dealt to victims as health. Range: 800. Reload: 25 seconds. Max Movement Slow: 50%. Mana consumption: 125.

LINA

  • Base damage spread changed from 49-61 to 49-57.
  • Base armor has decreased by 1.
  • Fiery Soul: Additional attack speed per effect has increased from 40/55/70/85 to 40/60/80/100.
  • Light Strike Array: Charge has increased from 7 to 10/9/8/7 sec.
  • Laguna Blade: Mana consumption has decreased from 280/420/680 to 250/400/550.
  • Level 15 Talent: Light Strike Array damage bonus has increased from 110 to 130
  • Level 15 Talent: Health Bonus has increased from 300 to 350.
  • Level 20 Talent: Fiery Soul acceleration bonus has increased from 30/1.5% to 30/2%.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Allows you to apply Laguna Blade on a point and increases the range of the ability by 150. Lightning always has a maximum length and triggers on all creatures in the path.

LION

  • Dexterity has increased from 15 to 18.
  • Earth Spike: Range has increased from 500 to 575.
  • Hex: Target movement speed has decreased from 140 to 120.
  • Mana Drain with Multi-Target Talent: Now looks for creatures within +300 range (mainly heroes) instead of 400 around the target.
  • Finger of Death: Scepter no longer changes mana consumption at 3rd level.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to range of spells reduced from 150 to 125.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Mana Drain ability decreases the victim’s invisibility and attack speed by 90.

LONE DRUID

  • Level 20 Talent: True form cooldown decreases from 32 to 40 seconds.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+1000 to health from True Form” replaced by “+1000 to health from True Form”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Savage Roar’s ability enhances allies within 700 radius, giving them +20% movement speed and +60 attack speed for 4 seconds.

LUNA

  • Base Dexterity has increased by 6 (base damage remains the same).
  • Lunar Blessing: Extra damage changed from 10/18/26/34% to 5/15/25/35.
  • Lunar Blessing: Night vision has increased from 200/400/600/800 to 250/500/750/1000.
  • Moon Glaives: Reduced bounce damage reduction from 52/46/40/34% to 50/44/38/32%.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to use the Lucent Beam ability on a point to hit an enemy unit within 325 radius around it, and increases the stun duration to 1.1 seconds. Application gives +30% movement speed for 3 seconds.

LYCAN

  • Howl: Reduced cooldown from 24/22/20/18 to 18 seconds.
  • Howl: Mana consumption has decreased from 50 to 35/40/45/50.
  • Feral Impulse: The ability now has no radius and affects under-control creatures globally.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+4 to armor” replaced with “+8 health per second from Feral Impulse”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+10 health per second from Feral Impulse” replaced by “+75 movement speed from Shapeshift”.
  • Level 20 Talent: Feral Impulse damage bonus has increased from 15% to 25%.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Adds a rogue wolf to one of the waves of creeps.

MAGNUS

  • Empower: Changed duration from 38/42/46/50 to 40 seconds.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+140 to Shockwave damage” replaced with “-5 sec. Skewer cooldown”.
  • Level 25 Talent: Bonus to damage/shockwave from Empower reduced from 12% to 10%.
  • Level 25 Talent: Bonus to stun from Reverse Polarity has increased from 0.8 to 1 second.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Shockwave. The hero releases 2 additional waves at a 30 degree angle to the left and right of the main wave. Each enemy unit can only be affected by one wave. Once they reach their maximum range, the waves return, dealing 75% damage and pulling enemies back in.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Horn Toss. The hero throws the enemies in front of him behind his back. They fly for 0.6 seconds, take 150 damage on landing and are stunned for 0.25 seconds. Range: 100. Reload time: 30 seconds. Mana consumption: 125.

MARS

  • God’s Rebuke: Mana consumption has increased from 65/70/75/80 to 80.
  • Arena of Blood: Manacost from 200 mana has reduced to 150/175/200.
  • Arena of Blood: Damage has reduced from 120/185/250 to 100/175/250
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Bulwark. When enabled, invulnerable soldiers appear in front of the wielder. They move with it and attack enemies, dealing full damage to the wielder, which has increased by 75, applying its attack effects and slowing victims by 20% for 1 second. Only one soldier may attack each enemy unit.
  • Level 10 Talent: “-3” replaced by “+15 movement speed”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+20 movement speed” has been replaced with “-4” God’s Rebuke cooldown.
  • Level 25 Talent: Allied Health Recovery Bonus in Arena of Blood has increased from 80 to 120
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Spear of Mars ability pierces up to two creatures and leaves a trail of flame for 10 seconds, dealing 35 damage per second and slowing enemies by 20%. Once out of the flame, enemies burn for another 2 seconds.

MEDUSA

  • Level 25 Talent: “+800 to mana” replaced by “+75 to intelligence”. Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Cold Blooded. Each time a Hero is targeted, a snake is released from his Mystic Snake ability, which only affects the offender. Reload: 12 seconds.

MEEPO

  • Rotation speed has increased from 0.65 to 0.7.
  • Level 15 Talent: Bonus to Poof damage has increased from 30 to 35.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+8% to Vampirism” replaced by “+8 to Ransack Health Snatching.
  • Level 25 Talent: “-4 sec. of Poof cooldown” replaced with “+1 to number of clones from Divided We Stand”.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Gives a new ability: Dig. Copies of the hero have this ability as well. After 0.75 seconds of being read, the hero burrows into the ground for 3.5 seconds, making him invulnerable and untargetable. While burrowed, the hero gradually regains 25% of his maximum health. Cannot use while stunned. Reload: 40 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Ransack gets a 30% chance to cast a Geostrike on a target, slowing him down by 20% for 4 seconds and dealing 20 damage per second. Effects applied by different Meepo copies add up.

MIRANA

  • Level 10 Talent: has increased damage bonus from 12 to 15
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Sacred Arrow. When flying the main arrow, unleashes the Starstorm ability on units within a 500 radius of it. On a hit, it applies the Starstorm again, dealing 50% damage.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Adds 1 charge to the Leap ability. Hero deals 150% damage to critical attacks while he is boosted.

MONKEY KING

  • Base armor has increased by 1.
  • Mischief: Charge has decreased from 20 to 15 seconds.
  • Level 20 Talent: has increased bonus to Primal Spring damage from 320 to 350.
  • Level 25 Talent: Armor bonus from Wukong’s Command has increased from 100 to 200.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Reduces cooldown from 1 to 0.3 seconds and delay before use from 0.3 to 0.1 seconds.

MORPHLING

  • Level 25 Talent: “+3 to Adaptive Strike targets” replaced with “+30 to Strength”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Adaptive Strike is applied to 1 additional target (primarily heroes). Once one Adaptive Strike ability is applied, the other no longer goes to cooldown.

NAGA SIREN

  • Mirror Image: Reduced cooldown from 45/40/35/30 to 40/36/32/28 seconds.
  • Ensnare: Pre-application delay has decreased from 0.5 to 0.4 seconds.
  • Level 20 Talent: “-9 sec. overcharge Ensnare” replaced with “-30 sec. overcharge Song of the Siren”.
  • Changed upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Ensnare. Allows targeted sleeping or magic immune units. Decreases cooldown by 5 seconds and increases range by 400.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to activate Rip Tide to apply a stronger version of the ability, dealing 100 more damage and slowing enemies by 30% for 3 seconds. The effect works around all illusions, but can only affect each enemy once. Reload time: 15 seconds. Mana consumption: 75.

NATURE’S PROPHET

  • Nature’s Call: Enthusiasm Movement speed changed from 325 to 300/320/340/360.
  • Nature’s Call: Base damage of Ants reduced from 24/28/32/36 to 22/26/30/34.
  • Nature’s Call: Base attack interval of entrants has decreased from 1.75 to 1.6 seconds.
  • Sprout: Attack delay has decreased from 1.1 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Wrath of Nature: Additional damage per bounce reduced from 11% to 9%.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Wrath of Nature. Reduces cooldown from 85 to 60 seconds. Casts a stupor on the affected enemy unit, increasing in duration with each jump from 1.2 to 3 seconds.
  • Level 15 Talent: Increase bonus to summoned Ents from 4 to 5.
  • Level 25 Talent: Health/Damage Enthusiast multiplier has increased from 1.8 to 2.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: From the first two destroyed trees from Sprout’s ability large ents appear. No more than two big Ents can be alive at a time.

NECROPHOS

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new ability: Death Seeker. Launches one fast and large Death Pulse projectile at the target enemy or ally (not at yourself), with a 50% increase in healing and damage. Once the projectile hits its target, it applies Death Pulse around it. Range: 900. Reload time: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

NIGHT STALKER

  • Level 10 Talent: “+7% to movement speed from Hunter In The Night” replaced by “+4 to armor”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+20% to Vampirism” has been replaced by “+10% to Movement Speed from Hunter In The Night.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Allows you to use Hunter in the Night ability to instantly devour a small creature and restore yourself to 25% of your maximum health and mana. Cannot be used on units under player control. Reload: 20 seconds.

NYX ASSASSIN

  • Base intelligence has increased from 18 to 21.
  • Vendetta: Damage has increased from 250/375/500 to 300/450/600.
  • Impale: Pre-application delay has decreased from 0.4 to 0.3 seconds.
  • Level 20 Talent: Bonus to damage from Spiked Carapace has increased from 60% to 75%.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Vendetta’s stealth attack decreases the victim’s magic resistance by 20% for 4 seconds. Also, Vendetta increases movement speed by 40% and allows you to exceed its maximum.

OGRE MAGI

  • Base damage reduced by 2.
  • Ignite: Mana consumption has increased from 90 to 100
  • Ignite: The ability will now deal damage without delay.
  • Fireblast: Mana consumption has decreased from 75/85/95/105 to 70/80/90/100.
  • Unrefined Fireblast: Mana consumption has decreased from 45% to 30% of current mana.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+60 to Movement Speed” replaced with “20% chance to stun attack for 1.5 seconds”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Fire Shield. Creates a shield around an allied creature or building that absorbs 70% damage from the next 3 attacks. Fireballs will fly at the attacker, dealing 125 damage. This ability can be triggered by Multicast. Duration: 25 seconds. Range: 600. Reload time: 18 seconds. Mana consumption: 125.

OMNIKNIGHT

  • Heavenly Grace: Reduces duration from 12 to 10 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Hammer of Purity. Auto attack effect. The following attack deals an additional 25+150% net damage to the hero’s base damage and restores the same amount of health to the hero. Reload time: 6 seconds. Mana consumption: 30.

ORACLE

  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Fate’s Edict does not deal powerlessness to allied units or prevent magic damage to enemies.
  • Level 20 Talent: “False Promise gives invisibility” replaced with “-50% to allied damage from Purifying Flames”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: “False Promise” ability gives invisibility with a 0.3 second delay.

OUTWORLD DEVOURER

  • Given a new name to the hero: Outworld Destroyer.
  • Dexterity has decreased from 24 + 2 to 22 + 1.3
  • Minimal Attack Damage has increased from 46 to 49.
  • Astral Imprisonment: Distance has increased from 300/350/400/450 to 650.
  • Astral Imprisonment: Bonus to range with scepter reduced from 300 to 150.
  • Astral Imprisonment: Lasting time reduced from 4 seconds to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4 seconds.
  • Astral Imprisonment: The ability no longer deals damage around the target.
  • Astral Imprisonment: Damage has increased from 100/175/250/325 to 120/190/260/330.
  • Astral Imprisonment: Mana consumption reduced from 140/160/180/200 to 120.
  • Astral Imprisonment: The ability now steals 14/16/18/20% of the target’s maximum mana for 30/40/50/60 seconds (does not increase the hero’s current mana nor directly decrease the target’s mana).
  • Arcane Orb: Changed mana consumption from 80/120/160/200 to 20% of the current mana.
  • Arcane Orb: Reload has increased from 0 to 6/4/2/0 sec.
  • Arcane Orb: Damage output has increased from 7.5/9/10.5/12% to 14% of current mana.
  • Essence Flux: Ability can no longer be used.
  • Sanity’s Eclipse: Ability no longer increases mana on hit with other abilities.
  • Sanity’s Eclipse: Base damage has increased from 150/250/350 to 200/275/350.
  • Sanity’s Eclipse: Charge has been reduced from 160 to 160/145/130 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Makes Essence Flux an interrupted ability with a 1.5 second cooldown that swaps 75% of the wielder’s maximum health and mana. Reload: 45 seconds.

PANGOLIER

  • Shield Crash: Damage has increased from 75/150/225/300 to 90/160/230/300.
  • Shield Crash: Mana consumption has decreased from 90/100/110/120 to 80/90/100/110.
  • Shield Crash: Charge has been reduced from 19/17/15/13 to 18/16/14/12 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to Swashbuckle’s hit range has increased from 350 to 400.
  • Level 20 Talent: Power Bonus has increased from 16 to 18.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Grants a new ability: Roll Up. The hero rolls into a defensive orb for 4 seconds, gaining magic immunity and the ability to turn. Can be used during Rolling Thunder to freeze for a roll. Rolling Thunder and Shield Crash can be triggered while Roll Up is active. If you attack a roll, it will roll for 0.75 seconds with the same damage and stun as Rolling Thunder. Reload: 30 seconds.

PHANTOM ASSASSIN

  • Blur: Pre-disappearance delay without scepter has decreased from 0.75 to 0.5 seconds.
  • Blur: Evasion has been reduced from 20/30/40/50% to 15/25/35/45%.
  • Level 10 Talent: Health bonus reduced from 175 to 150.
  • Level 15 Talent: Phantom Strike range bonus reduced from 350 to 300.
  • Level 25 Talent: “+100% to critical damage from Coup de Grace” replaced with “+7% to critical attack chance from Coup de Grace”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Fan of Knives. Launches Sharp Daggers at a range of 550. They deal 12% damage to enemies at their maximum health and cause depletion for 3 seconds. Reload time: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 125.

PHANTOM LANCER

  • Base intelligence has increased from 19 to 21.
  • Spirit Lance: Manacost from 110/120/130/140 to 120.
  • Phantom Rush: Extra agility is not lost if you interrupt the Rush
  • Phantom Rush: Minimum distance for spurt reduced from 250 to 200
  • Level 15 Talent: Spirit Lance cooldown has been increased from 1 to 2 seconds.
  • Level 20 Talent: Phantom Rush Distance bonus reduced from 400 to 350.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Juxtapose. It can be applied to destroy all illusions from it and create a maximum of possible illusions (6/8/10) that live 10 seconds longer. Reload: 60 seconds. Mana consumption: 75.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Spear from Spirit Lance bounces back at one enemy unit within 900 radius (target heroes first). Increases Illusion damage from Spirit Lance by 20%.

PHOENIX

  • Supernova: Has increased cooldown from 110 to 120 seconds.
  • Supernova: Mana consumption changed from 200 mana to 150/200/250.
  • Sunray: Mana consumption has increased from 100 to 100/110/120/130.
  • Level 10 Talent: Has increased bonus to deceleration from Icarus Dive from 18% to 24%.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Makes Fire Spirits ability passive. Each spirit regenerates for 7 seconds.

PUCK

  • Dexterity gain has increased from 2.2 to 2.5.
  • Turn Rate has increased from 0.5 to 0.8.
  • Illusory Orb: Damage has increased from 70/140/210/280 to 75/150/225/300.
  • Waning Rift: Max. range has increased from 275 to 300.
  • Dream Coil: Stun with Scepter changed from 1.8/3/4.5 to 2/3.25/4.5 seconds (Stun without Scepter is 1.8/2.4/3 seconds).
  • Dream Coil: Initial damage has increased from 100/150/200 to 125/200/275.
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus damage has increased from 25 to 30.
  • Level 25 Talent: Bonus to reach and range of Waning Rift reduced from 300 to 275.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Waning Rift deals 70 more damage, pushes enemies 250 away in 0.4 seconds (does not interrupt spells). Reveals invisible enemies and wards in the area of effect for 5 seconds.

PUDGE

  • Base damage has increased by 2.
  • Base armor has increased by 1.
  • Dexterity gain reduced from 1.5 to 1.4.
  • Strength Gain has decreased from 3.2 to 3.
  • Flesh Heap: Magic resistance has increased from 8/10/12/14% to 12/14/16/18%.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+30 to damage from Rot” replaced with “-14% to enemy speed from Rot”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “-16% to enemy speed by Rot” has been replaced by “+120 to Meat Hook damage”.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Upgrades the Scepter’s Rot. Increases its radius by 200 and damage by 80. Decreases the health recovery of an enemy unit that is hit by Rot by 25%.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to apply this ability to an ally to swallow them and heal them by 6% of their maximum health every second. When applied to an ally it recharges twice as fast.

PUGNA

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Every 1.75 seconds of Life Drain a Hero starts applying this ability to one more random enemy hero within +200 radius. This spell lasts until it reaches its maximum duration or until the enemy heroes run out of life.

QUEEN OF PAIN

  • Increase Force Gain from 2.2 to 2.4.
  • Level 10 Talent: Strength bonus has increased from 8 to 9
  • Level 25 Talent: “1.2 seconds of fear from Scream of Pain” replaced by “+200 to damage from Sonic Wave”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Blink deals 150 damage within 300 range and 1.5 seconds of silence (one enemy unit may take both).

RAZOR

  • Base movement speed has increased from 285 to 290.
  • Base HP restore has increased from 0 to 1.
  • Plasma Field: Minimum damage has increased from 15/25/35/45 to 35/40/45/50.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Storm Surge’s ability strikes with lightning those who attack the ability holder and up to 2 nearby enemies. This always works when the hero is targeted and has a 18% chance to be attacked. Lightning deals 120 damage and slows victims by 50% for 1.5 seconds.

RIKI

  • Smoke Screen: Can now use this ability while under the influence of Tricks of the Trade.
  • Smoke Screen: Radius has increased from 280/310/340/370 to 300/325/350/375.
  • Smoke Screen: Missed chance to miss is changed from 25/35/45/55% to 20/35/50/65%.
  • Smoke Screen: Mana consumption reduced from 90 to 75.
  • Tricks of the Trade: Scepter’s range has been reduced from 1000 to 700.
  • Tricks of the Trade: Number of scepter attack targets has increased from 1 to 2.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Sleeping Dart. The hero shoots a dart at the target, putting him asleep for 3 seconds (and rendering him invulnerable while he sleeps). Upon awakening, the target takes 150 damage and moves 25% slower for 4 seconds. Reload: 20 seconds. Range: 1200. Mana consumption: 125.

RUBICK

  • Arcane Supremacy: The ability no longer gives bonus time to negative effects.
  • Arcane Supremacy: The ability now gives +75/125/175/225 to its arcane range.
  • Spell Steal: The ability now gives +10/20/30% longer duration for stolen effects.
  • Spell Steal: Change cooldown from 20/18/16 to 26/20/14 seconds.
  • Spell Steal: Change cooldown with Scepter from 2 to 6/4/2 seconds.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+50 to base damage” changed to “Fade Bolt steals damage from heroes”.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Fade Bolt Steals Hero Damage” has been changed to “+100 Base Damage.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to cast Telekinesis on yourself or an ally at a range 60% longer and 30% less cooldown. Reduces the delay before throwing to 0.5 seconds.

SAND KING

  • Epicenter: The ability now has a delay before it is applied instead of a read time.
  • Epicenter: Radius Upgrade from 275->725 to 500->725.
  • Level 15 Talent: has increased bonus to slowing from Caustic Finale from 8% to 15%.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Every 700 units passed around the hero gets one hit from Epicenter’s 400 radius ability.

SHADOW DEMON

  • Shadow Poison: The effect of the ability can no longer be dispelled.
  • Demonic Purge with Scepter: When used on the same target again, the old ability’s effect will wear off and deal damage based on the elapsed time.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to apply Demonic Purge to an ally. Does not slow him down and permanently debuffs negative effects. At the end of its duration, it deals damage equal to the damage dealt by the ability.

SHADOW FIEND

  • Shadowraze: Mana consumption has decreased from 90 to 75/80/85/90.
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to attack speed has increased from 15 to 20.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Necromastery ability gives +0.75% bonus to damage from spells per soul.

SHADOW SHAMAN

  • Mass Serpent Ward: has increased damage from 50/80/110 to 50/85/120.
  • Level 15 Talent: Hex cooldown has increased from 4.5 to 5 seconds.
  • Level 25 Talent: Mass Serpent Ward bonus to totem damage reduced from 30 to 25.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Creates 4 serpent totems when applying Shackles ability and increases its range by 150. The totems last 8 seconds.

SILENCER

  • Last Word: Radius with scepter has increased from 600 to 650.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Attacks with Glaives of Wisdom bounce once at the nearest enemy unit, dealing 50% attack damage. Bounce Range: 600.

SKYWRATH MAGE

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Negative effects on Ancient Seal victims last 40% longer. Gives a target a glimpse.

SLARDAR

  • Sprint: Increase movement speed has decreased from 18/26/34/42% to 16/24/32/40%.
  • Sprint: Incremental movement speed in the river has decreased from 7/19/31/43% to 10/20/30/40%.
  • Slithereen Crush: Mana consumption has increased from 80/95/105/115 to 90/100/110/120.
  • Health regeneration in the river with scepter has reduced from 35 to 30.
  • Additional armor in the river with scepter has reduced from 12 to 10.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Applies Corrosive Haze ability to Slithereen Crush victims, lasting 5 seconds.

SLARK

  • Shadow Dance: Slashes cooldown from 80/70/60 to 80/65/50 seconds.
  • Pounce: Scepter Range has increased from 1100 to 1200.
  • Level 10 Talent: Dexterity bonus has increased from 6 to 7.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Fish Bait. Reduces the enemy unit’s movement speed by 30% for 4 seconds and reveals its invisibility. If you grab a target with a Pounce ability, it will give a +50 attack speed bonus for the duration of the bind. Range: 1100. Mana consumption: 100. Reload Time: 20 seconds.

SNAPFIRE

  • Firesnap Cookie: Mana consumption has increased from 100 to 110.
  • Lil’ Shredder: Mana consumption has decreased from 90 to 75/80/85/90.
  • Gobble Up: Has mana consumption now at 150.
  • Spit Out: No longer wastes mana.
  • Gobble Up: Can now use the ability on special creatures like golems and bears.
  • Gobble Up: Spit damage reduced from 400 to its current Ultralock damage (160/240/320).
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Scatterblast’s ability pushes creatures within 250 range of the hero, dealing 125 additional damage and stuns them for 1.5 seconds.

SNIPER

  • Strength gain has increased from 1.7 to 2.
  • Dexterity gain reduced from 3.4 to 3.2.
  • Base Agility has increased from 21 to 27 (base damage unchanged).
  • Shrapnel: Charge Recovery Time has decreased from 40 to 35 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Grants a new ability: Concussive Grenade. The hero throws a grenade that pushes enemies 425 away, slows them down by 50% and applies helplessness to them. Duration: 3 seconds. Radius: 375. Range of application: 550. Reload: 20 seconds. Mana consumption: 75.

SPECTRE

  • Base attack speed has decreased from 100 to 90.
  • Dispersion: Reflected damage changed from 7/12/17/22% to 8/12/16/20%.
  • Spectral Dagger: Reload has been increased from 16 to 22/20/18/16 seconds.
  • Spectral Dagger: Mana consumption has increased from 100/120/140/160 to 130/140/150/160.
  • Shadow Step: Also applies Spectral Dagger ability to target now.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to apply Dispersion to create a spectral copy of Haunt’s ability next to the enemy hero who last dealt damage to the ability’s owner in the last 5 seconds. The illusion lasts for 5 seconds. Reload time: 25 seconds. Mana consumption: 150.

SPIRIT BREAKER

  • Nether Strike: Charge has decreased from 100/80/60 to 90/70/50 seconds.
  • Charge of Darkness: Has increased cooldown with scepter from 6 to 7 seconds.
  • Charge of Darkness: Has increased additional scepter speed from 100 to 175.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: Replaces the Nether Strike ability with a delay before it is cast, immune to magic. Also deals 200 more damage and causes the hero to be depleted for 4 seconds.

STORM SPIRIT

  • Level 15 Talent: Has increased health bonus from 325 to 375.
  • Level 25 Talent: “Overload passes through magic defense” replaced by “2 attack bounces with Overload” (your attack bounces back at random enemies up to twice; can bounce back if there are two enemies).
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives a new ability: Electric Rave. Gives 3 charges of Overload to the wearer and allied heroes within a 750 radius. Lasts for 12 seconds or until the overload runs out. Reload time: 30 seconds. Mana consumption: 150. Passively increases the attack speed of the wearer by 40.

SVEN

  • God’s Strength: Additional damage reduced from 110/160/210% to 100/150/180%.
  • Storm Hammer with Scepter: Hero no longer attacks the target ability.
  • Storm Hammer: Additional range with Scepter reduced from 500 to 350.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Storm Hammer dispel positive effects” replaced with “+4 sec. Warcry”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: “Storm Hammer” ability dissipates positive effects.

TECHIES

  • Aghanim’s Shard: Increases the Blast Off! range by 600. This ability stuns enemies within 200 range for 1.5 seconds (half the damage radius).

TEMPLAR ASSASSIN

  • Base Strength has increased from 19 to 21.
  • Base attack range has increased from 140 to 160.
  • Psi Blades: Additional attack range changed from 60/120/180/240 to 80/130/180/230.
  • Psi Blades: Penetration range is now equal to twice the range of your attacks.
  • Level 10 Talent: Bonus to movement speed has increased from 15 to 20.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Traps from Psionic Trap cast silence on victims. Duration varies based on accumulated energy, but is a minimum of 0.5 and a maximum of 2.5 seconds.

TERRORBLADE

  • Reflection: Duration has increased from 2.5/3.5/4.5/5.5 seconds to 3.25/4.75/5.5 seconds.
  • Terror Wave: The hero now gets this ability with the scepter instead of after applying Metamorphosis.
  • Terror Wave: Reduced duration of terror from 3.75 to 2.5 seconds.
  • Terror Wave: Enemies will now flee from the hero and not move towards the fountain when this ability is applied.
  • Terror Wave: Applying this ability gives the hero a Metamorphosis effect for 10 seconds. If Metamorphosis is active, it extends its duration by 10 seconds.
  • Level 25 Talent: Sunder’s cooldown has increased from 32 to 34 seconds.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Grants a new ability: Demon Zeal. The hero spends 25% of his current health to gain +25% movement speed and +50 attack speed for 6 seconds. Bonus is 50% more if the hero fights in close combat. Reload: 14 seconds.

TIDEHUNTER

  • Kraken Shell: Damage block has increased from 14/26/38/50 to 18/30/42/54.
  • Level 10 Talent: Movement speed bonus has increased from 15 to 20.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+80 to Gush damage” replaced with “+1.75 mana per second.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+3 mana per second” replaced with “+120 mana per second”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Reduces Anchor Smash cooldown by 1 second. This ability affects structures and deals 90 more damage.

TIMBERSAW

  • Level 10 Talent: has increased health bonus from 175 to 200.
  • Whirling Death: Base damage changed from 90/120/150/180 to 80/120/160/200.
  • Whirling Death: Radius has increased from 300 to 325.
  • Timber Chain: Speed has increased from 1600/2000/2400/2800 to 1900/2200/2500/2800.
  • Chakram: Slows normal and scepter abilities now stack.
  • Chakram: Application time has decreased from 0.3 to 0.15 seconds (change also applies to scepter’s ability).
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives a new ability: Flame Thrower. The hero unleashes a flame that deals 75 damage per second to enemies, slows them down by 20% and stays on the ground for 7 seconds. Once out of the flame, enemies burn for another 3 seconds. Trees that are set on fire are destroyed after 5 seconds. Reload: 15 seconds. Mana consumption: 100.

TINKER

  • Changed upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Replaces Laser’s ability with a stronger Laser: Shrink Ray. Increases range by 400 and reduces target size and current health by 20%. Effects from multiple applications stack. The ray is bounced back at the farthest enemy unit within 700 radius around the target (mainly heroes).
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new ability: Defensive Matrix. Creates a barrier around an allied creature that blocks 200 damage and grants 40% effect resistance. The barrier lasts for 10 seconds or until it has absorbed the maximum amount of damage. Range: 400. Reload Time: 30 seconds. Mana consumption: 100.

TINY

  • Tree Grab: Reduced cooldown from 25/20/15/10 to 16/14/12/10.
  • Avalanche: Damage to Toss victims has increased by 2.5 instead of 3.
  • Grow: has increased bonus damage from 25/50/75 to 30/70/110.
  • Level 15 Talent: Upgraded Tree Grab’s attack bonus from 3 to 5.
  • Level 25 Talent: Reduction of Avalanche cooldown has increased from 7-8 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new passive ability: Craggy Exterior. Enemies who attack the wielder of this ability have a 20% chance to be stunned for 1 second and take 100 damage. If Craggy Exterior is hit, it affects enemies within a 400 radius. Causes the spell to fire when receiving damage from an attack. Does not affect magic immune units.

TREANT PROTECTOR

  • Overgrowth: Overgrowth interrupts victims again.
  • Aghanim’s Shard: An invisibility attack from Nature’s Guise deals 200 damage to victims after 1 second. Duration will increase by 1 second if making the attack near a tree. Reload: 10 seconds.

TROLL WARLORD

  • Berserker’s Rage: has increased movement speed from 10/20/30/40 to 15/25/35/45.
  • Level 25 Talent: “-5 sec. of Whirling Axes” replaced with “+2 sec. of Battle Trance”.
  • Changed upgrade from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Whirling Axes’ ability. In ranged combat, it removes beneficial effects from friendly units, and in close combat, it removes negative effects from the hero. Halves mana consumption and reduces cooldown from 9 to 4 seconds. Aghanim’s Shard: Applying Battle Trance gives +60 attack speed to all allied heroes, including the ability’s owner.

TUSK

  • Walrus Kick: The ability is now applied in the specified direction. Kicks the closest enemy hero within a 250 radius (Heroes first).
  • Level 25 Talent: Snowball’s cooldown has been increased from 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Grants a new ability: Frozen Sigil. Calls upon a flying Sigil with a frost aura of 650 radius. It slows enemy units for 30 attack and 20% movement speed. Lasts 25 seconds. Reload time: 30 seconds. Mana consumption: 100.

UNDERLORD

  • Level 10 Talent: “+12% to magic resistance” replaced with “+2 to Firestorm”.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Improves Dark Rift. Allows to use it on allied heroes. Decreases the cooldown of the ability by 50 seconds and the teleportation delay by 1 second.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to cast Firestorm’s ability on yourself, causing it to act around the wearer and heal them for 15% of the damage dealt. Halves the delay before application.

UNDYING

  • Decay: Mana consumption has increased from 70/85/100/115 to 85/95/105/115.
  • Soul Rip: Damage/treatment per creature reduced from 22/29/36/43 to 19/26/33/40.
  • Level 10 Talent: “+5 health per second” replaced with “+40 sec.
  • Level 15 Talent: “+40 sec. of Decay” replaced by “+10 to damage/heal from Soul Rip”.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+4 to Tombstone Attacks” replaced by “-1.5 sec. Decay cooldown.
  • Level 25 Talent: “-2 sec. Decay cooldown” has been replaced by “+6 tombstone destruction attacks”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Increases the Decay radius by 100 and creates zombies near every hero hit.

URSA

  • Overpower: Overcharge has decreased from 15/13/11/9 to 12/11/10/9 sec.
  • Overpower: Manacost reduced from 40/50/60/70 to 30/40/50/60.
  • Earthshock: Slowdown has increased from 10/20/30/40% to 16/24/32/40%.
  • Level 15 Talent: Health Bonus has increased from 300 to 350
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Each time the hero gains a multiple of 6 Fury Swipes on the same target, the hero gains the Enraged ability for 1 second.

VENGEFUL SPIRIT

  • Base intelligence has increased from 17 to 19.
  • Magic Missile: Range has increased from 550 to 575/600/625/650.
  • Magic Missile: Projectile speed has increased from 900 to 1350
  • Vengeance Aura: Ability no longer increases attack range and base attribute.
  • Vengeance Aura: Ability no longer gives illusions upon death.
  • Vengeance Aura: Increases base attack damage by 8/16/24/32%.
  • Changed improvement from Aghanim’s Scepter. Upon death, a strong illusion appears where the hero dies, dealing 100% damage, dealing 100% damage and moving 30% faster. If the illusion is alive when the hero regenerates, it will take its place. The experience gained by the illusion is transferred to its owner.
  • Nether Swap: The Nether Swap ability no longer has a charge.
  • Nether Swap: Charge has been reduced from 90/80/70 to 60/45/30 seconds.
  • Nether Swap: Range has increased from 700/850/1000 to 800/950/1100.
  • Level 20 Talent: “+100 to attack range from Vengeance Aura” replaced with “+125 to spell range.
  • Level 25 Talent: “Ability from Vengeance Aura” replaced with “+16% base damage from Vengeance Aura”.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Wave of Terror steals 25% of the base damage of enemy heroes and gives it to the owner of the ability for the duration.

VENOMANCER

  • Venomous Gale: Upgrade Impact Damage from 25/50/75/100 to 50/75/100/125.
  • Level 15 Talent: “Venomous Gale creates 2 Plague Totems” replaced with “+100 to attack range.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Creates 2 Plague Totems when Venomous Gale’s projectile hits the enemy hero. Increases the range of the ability by 400.

VIPER

  • Nethertoxin: Changed mana consumption from 70/80/90/100 to 85.
  • Level 25 Talent: “Nethertoxin Disable” has been changed to “-11 second Nethertoxin cooldown”.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Attacks with Poison Attack reduce the victim’s armor.

VISAGE

  • Attack projectile movement speed has increased from 1000 to 1400.* Base attack time for Summon Familiars has increased from 0.4 to 0.5.
  • Damage to Summon Familiars has increased from 20/40/60 to 25/50/75.
  • Changed from Aghanim’s Scepter: Gives a new Silent as the Grave ability. Makes the hero invisible, gives +20% movement speed, and allows him to fly. When he comes out of hiding, he gets +30% bonus damage for 4 seconds. Duration: 35 seconds. Reload time: 45 seconds. Cost: 100 mana.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Allows you to use Gravekeeper’s Cloak to transform into Stone Form. Restores 25% health. Charge: 60. Cost: 300 mana.

VOID SPIRIT

  • Level 20 Talent weakened from -5.5 seconds to Astral Step’s cooldown time.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Adds outer ring to Dissimilate. Increases damage from the ability by 125.

WARLOCK

  • Level 20 Talent: Upgraded from +300 to +500 Shadow Word.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Shadow Word ability now gives +20/-20% to movement speed of allies/enemies.

WEAVER

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: The beetles from The Swarm can now cling to invisible units and detect them. The Geminate ability will deal an extra shot to other enemies within 1200 radius of the attacked target the beetles are attached to. Reduces the cooldown time of The Swarm by 4 seconds.

WINDRANGER

  • Windrun speed with Aghanim’s Scepter is reduced from 45% to 40%. Aghanim’s Shard: Powershot ability now works globally, but can only deal damage to one hero at a time. The enemy hero is instantly killed on impact if his health is below 13%. Damage is scaled based on how long the charge lasts.

WINTER WYVERN

  • Base damage has increased by 2.
  • Base cure from Cold Embrace has increased from 20/26/32/38 to 30/35/40/45 units per second.
  • Cost of Arctic Burn with Aghanim’s Scepter reduced from 30 mana to 20 mana.
  • Movement speed of Arctic Burn with Aghanim’s Scepter is has increased by 25%.
  • Level 25 Talent has increased from +1.2 seconds to +1.5 to Winter’s Curse duration.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: When Cold Embrace ends, the Splinter Blast ability is triggered in the same location, striking enemies within 1200 radius.

WITCH DOCTOR

  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Gives the Voodoo Switcheroo skill. Transforms the hero to Death Ward for 2 seconds. Death Ward has attack speed -30 and makes the hero cloaked/vulnerable for the duration. Reload time: 70 seconds. Cost: 250 mana.

WRAITH KING

  • Reworked Mortal Strike ability. Now it’s a passive critical hit cooldown. Crit: 150/190/230/270%. Reload: 4 seconds.
  • Reworked Vampiric Aura ability. Now called Vampiric Spirit. Gives the hero 10/18/26/34% vampirism. When activated, it summons a skeleton with * Mortal Strike and Vampiric Spirit enhancements.
  • Aghanim’s Scepter now gives Wraith +75% attack speed and +25% movement speed.
  • Level 20 Talent changed from free reincarnation to +30 to movement speed.
  • Level 25 Talent changed from +20% to Vampiric Aura to -2 seconds to Mortal Strike cooldown.
  • Ability from Aghanim’s Shard: Gives free reincarnation and summons three skeletons next to the nearest enemies, when reborn.

ZEUS

  • Thundergod’s Wrath cost has increased from 250/350/450 to 300/400/500 mana.
  • Thundergod’s Wrath cooldown time has increased from 120 to 130/125/120.
  • Level 10 Talent reduced from +1.5 to +1.25 mana regeneration.
  • Level 20 Talent changed from +12% to reduce ability cooldown to +100 to damage from Thundergod’s Wrath.
  • Level 25 Talent reduced from +115 to Arc Lightning damage to +100.
  • Aghanim’s Shard ability: Static Field can now be used for Heavenly Jump ability, shocking the nearest visible enemy (hero priority) within 2000 radius, dealing Static Field damage and 100% movement speed reduction to the target for 2.5 seconds. If your hero moves while doing so, it will jump a distance of 450 towards the turn. Reload: 14 seconds. Manacost: 100 mana.

Items Changes:

New Items:

FLUFFY HAT

  • Worth 250 gold.
  • Gives +125 health bonus.

FALCON BLADE

  • Requires Fluffy Hat, Sage’s Mask, Blades of Attack, and a 225 gold recipe.
  • Gives +150 to health, +1.6 to mana regeneration, +10 to damage.

ORB OF CORROSION

  • Requires Blight Stone, Orb of Venom, and Fluffy Hat.
  • Gives +150 health bonus. Attacks slow targets by 13%/4%, deals 3 magical damage per second and reduces armor by 3. Effect lasts 3 seconds.

WITCH BLADE

  • Requires Blitz Knuckles, Chainmail, Robe of the Magi, and a 600 gold recipe.
  • Gives +35 to attack speed, +12 to intelligence, +6 to armor, and +300 to projectile attack speed. Attacks cast a curse that slows the target by 25% for 3 seconds and deals damage equal to the wielder’s Intelligence every second. Reloads in 9 seconds.

GLEIPNIR

  • Requires Maelstrom, Rod of Atos, and a 700 gold recipe.
  • Gives +30 to damage, +20 to Intelligence, +12 to Strength, and +12 to Dexterity. Passive: Attacks produce chain lightning that deals 160 damage.
  • Active: Applies to an area with a 450 radius, striking each enemy unit with lightning, casting a 2 second stupor and creating a chain lightning bolt that deals 220 damage. Range: 1100. Mana consumption: 200.

MAGE SLAYER

  • Requires Cloak, Blade of Alacrity, Claymore, and a 600 gold recipe.
  • Gives +20% to magic resistance, +20 to agility, and +20 to damage. Attacks impose an effect that reduces spell damage by 35%. Effect lasts 4 seconds.

ETERNAL SHROUD

  • Requires Hood of Defiance, Voodoo Mask, and a recipe for 1,100 gold.
  • Gives +8.5 health regeneration, +20% to vampirism spells on heroes, and +4% to vampirism spells on creeps.
  • Can be activated to create a shield that blocks up to 400 magical damage and turns it into mana. Lasts 12 seconds. Reloads in 60 seconds. Mana consumption: 50.

HELM OF THE DOMINATOR

  • The Helm of the Dominator can now be upgraded to Helm of the Dominator’s second level through the purchase of an Ultimate Orb and a recipe for 1,600 gold.
  • Allows the taming of ancient creeps. Increases minimum health of creeps to 1800, and bonuses to Attributes, Armor, and Health regeneration from 6/6/6 to 20/8/8.

OVERWHELMING BLINK

  • Requires the Blink Dagger, Reaver, and a recipe for 1,750 gold.
  • Gives +25 bonus Strength. Once moved, deals 200+100% Blink damage to all enemies within 800 range and slows their movement by 50% and attacks by 50. Slow lasts 6 seconds.

SWIFT BLINK

  • Requires Blink Dagger, Eaglesong, and a recipe for 1750 gold.
  • Grants +25 to dexterity. Once moved, wielder gains +30% to movement speed, +40 to damage, +40 to attack speed, and can pass through creatures for 6 seconds.

ARCANE BLINK

  • Requires the Blink Dagger, Mystic Staff, and a recipe for 1750 gold. Gives +25 intelligence. When moved, wielder gains +25% to ability cooldown reduction for 6 seconds and -50% to delay before ability use. No effect on items.

WIND WAKER

  • Requires Eul’s Scepter of Divinity, Mystic Staff, and a 1,600 gold recipe. Grants +50 movement speed, +6 mana regeneration, and +35 intelligence. Allows use of Cyclone’s ability on allied units. When applied to yourself, wielder can move Cyclone in any direction at 360 speed.

Old item changes

AETHER LENS

  • Mana bonus reduced from 450 to 300.

SOUL BOOSTER

  • No longer gives +10% bonus to magic resistance.

OCTARINE CORE (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • No longer gives +10% resistance to magic.
  • No longer requires a recipe for 900 gold to assemble.
  • Now requires Aether Lens to assemble, not Voodoo Mask (gives the appropriate bonuses from Aether Lens).
  • No longer gives vampirism with spells.

BLOODSTONE (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • No longer gives +10% resistance to magic.
  • Now requires Voodoo Mask to assemble.
  • Now gives +15% to vampirism with spells (+3% on creeps).

ECHO SABRE

  • Mana regeneration bonus has increased from 1.25 to 2.5.

SILVER EDGE (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • Now requires Oblivion Staff instead of Echo Sabre to assemble (note: Echo Sabre is still disassembled).
  • No longer gives +45 to attack speed, +40 to damage, +12 to strength, +10 to intelligence and +1.5 to mana regeneration, but +45 to attack speed, +40 to damage, +10 to intelligence and +3 to mana regeneration.
  • Recipe cost has increased from 600 to 1100 gold (total cost has decreased by 500).
  • Shadow Walk: cooldown has decreased from 22 to 18 seconds.

RING OF TARRASQUE

  • Rings of Tarrasque have been removed from the game.

RING OF TARRASQUE (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • The Ring of Tarrasque is no longer required to be assembled.
  • Recipe cost has increased from 650 gold to 900 gold.
  • Health bonus reduced from 400 to 250.
  • Strength bonus has increased from 40 to 45.
  • Health regeneration bonus has increased from 1 to 1.6%.
  • No longer has a passive ability that works outside of combat.

HOLY LOCKET (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • Energy Charge: Now gets a charge every 15 seconds automatically.
  • Requires Fluffy Hat and Headdress instead of Ring of Tarrasque.
  • Recipe cost reduced from 500 gold to 475 gold (total cost remains the same).
  • Now gives an aura that restores 3 health per second instead of restoring 4.5 health per second to the wearer.

SATANIC (CHANGED PRESCRIPTION)

  • No longer requires a 500 gold recipe to assemble.
  • No longer gives resistance to effects.
  • Damage bonus has increased from 25 to 45.
  • Unholy Rage: duration has increased from 5 to 6 seconds.

SANGE

  • Resistance to effects no longer stacks with items assembled from Sange.

HEAVEN’S HALBERD

  • Recipe cost has decreased from 400 gold to 200 gold.
  • Health bonus from regeneration and vampirism reduced from 30 to 24%.
  • Resistance bonus to effects reduced from 20 to 16%.

KAYA AND SANGE

  • Resistance bonus to effects has increased from 20 to 25%.

SANGE AND YASHA

  • Effect Resistance Bonus has increased from 20% to 25%.

EYE OF SKADI

  • Health bonus has decreased from 225 to 200.
  • Mana bonus reduced from 250 to 200.

DRUM OF ENDURANCE (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • Number of drums of endurance has increased from 6 to 8.
  • Requires Wind Lace, Robe of the Magi, Belt of Strength, and a recipe for 550 gold.
  • Now gives +6 to strength, +6 to intelligence, and an aura of +20 to movement speed.

BOOTS OF TRAVEL

  • Upon receiving this item, the wielder automatically sells all teleportation scrolls and receives one charge. Works on Meepo clones as well.

MASK OF MADNESS

  • Damage bonus has decreased from 15 to 10.

ABYSSAL BLADE

  • Overwhelm: Applying this ability sends a passive Bash ability to recharge.

BLADE MAIL

  • Recipe cost has increased from 500 gold to 675 gold.

GLIMMER CAPE (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • Now requires a recipe for 450 gold to assemble, not Gloves of Haste.
  • No longer gives +20 to attack speed.

NECRONOMICON

  • Summoning: Cooldown has decreased from 90 to 80 seconds.
  • Archer now has an aura that gives +5/7/9% to movement speed.

JAVELIN

  • Pierce: Chance of triggering has increased from 25 to 30%.
  • Pierce: Damage from triggering has decreased from 80 to 70.

DEMON EDGE

  • Damage bonus has decreased from 42 to 40.

MONKEY KING BAR

  • Damage bonus has decreased from 42 to 40.
  • Recipe cost has increased from 550 gold to 675 gold.
  • Pierce: Damage dealt by triggered damage reduced from 100 to 70.
  • Magic triggering damage is no longer affected by vampirism (this is a general change for all such items).

MAELSTROM

  • Chain Lightning: Chance of triggering has increased from 25 to 30%.

MJOLLNIR

  • Chain Lightning: Chance of triggering has increased from 25 to 30%.

DESOLATOR

  • Damage bonus reduced from 60 to 55.

DIVINE RAPIER

  • Damage bonus reduced from 330 to 300.

ARMLET OF MORDIGGIAN

  • Unholy Strength: Bonus damage has increased from 31 to 35.
  • Unholy Strength: Bonus damage reduced from 54 to 50.

HOOD OF DEFIANCE (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • Bonus to magic resistance has decreased from 25 to 20% (Barrier ability is still active).
  • No longer requires a 300 gold recipe to assemble.

PIPE OF INSIGHT

  • Recipe cost has increased from 1,250 gold to 1,550 gold.

VLADMIR’S OFFERING (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • Buckler is now required for the build.
  • Vladmir’s Aura: now the aura gives +3 to the armor.
  • Vladmir’s Aura: bonus to mana regeneration in aura reduced from 2 to 1.4.

MEKANSM (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • Now requires Chainmail instead of Buckler to build.
  • Mekansm Aura: no longer increases armor.
  • Restore: Mana consumption has decreased from 225 to 200.
  • Recipe cost has increased from 1,175 gold to 900 gold.

GUARDIAN GREAVES (CHANGED RECIPE)

  • Buckler is now required for the build.

QUELLING BLADE

  • Quell: Damage bonus for melee heroes reduced from 15 to 13.

ORB OF VENOM

  • Cost reduced from 300 gold to 275 gold.
  • Deceleration has decreased from 15% to 13%.

RING OF REGEN

  • Health regeneration bonus reduced from 1.5 to 1.25.

SAGE’S MASK

  • has increased mana regeneration bonus from 0.6 to 0.7.

ENCHANTED MANGO

  • Eat Mango: Mana regeneration has decreased from 110 to 100.

VOODOO MASK

  • Cost reduced from 900 gold to 700 gold.
  • Bonus to vampirism spells reduced from 12/2.5% to 10/2%.

MEDALLION OF COURAGE

  • Mana regeneration bonus has increased from 1.25 to 1.5.
  • Valor: duration and cooldown has increased from 7 to 12 seconds.

SOLAR CREST

  • Shine: duration and cooldown has increased from 7 to 12 seconds.

SPIRIT VESSEL

  • Mana regeneration bonus has increased from 1.5 to 1.75.

EUL’S SCEPTER OF DIVINITY

  • Mana regeneration bonus reduced from 5 to 3.5.

VANGUARD

  • This item can now be dismantled.

CRIMSON GUARD

  • Guard: Damage blocked has increased from 60 to 70.

RADIANCE

  • Burn: Now affects ancient creeps.

REFRESHER ORB

  • Reset: Manacost reduced from 375 to 300.
  • Reset: Reload has decreased from 180 to 160 seconds.

DAGON (RECIPE CHANGED)

  • Requires Staff of Wizardry, Crown, and a 1300 gold recipe.
  • Gives +14/16/18/20/22 to Intelligence and +6/8/10/12/14 to Strength and Dexterity.

CLAYMORE

  • Damage bonus reduced from 21 to 20.
  • Cost reduced from 1,400 gold to 1,350 gold.

NULLIFIER

  • Nullify: Projectile speed has increased from 1,000 to 1,100.

SHIVA’S GUARD

  • Recipe cost reduced from 750 to 650 gold.

REAVER

  • Cost reduced from 3,000 to 2,800 gold.

EAGLESONG

  • Cost reduced from 3,000 to 2,800 gold.

MYSTIC STAFF

  • Price has increased from 2,700 gold to 2,800 gold.

Neutral Items: Tier-1

FAIRY’S TRINKET

  • +100 to health, +5% to spell damage, +5% to mana reduction.

CHIPPED VEST

  • +3.5 to health regeneration. When under attack, item deals damage to the attacker: 26 to hero or 13 to creeps.

POSSESSED MASK

  • +7 to base attribute, +7% to vampirism.

REMOVED FROM POOL:

  • MANGO TREE

  • POOR MAN’S SHIELD

  • IRON TALON

  • BALANCE CHANGE:

ARCANE RING

  • Replenish Mana: has increased cooldown from 40 to 45 seconds.

IRONWOOD TREE

  • Plant Tree: recharge has increased from 4 to 15 seconds.

Neutral Items: Tier-2

QUICKSILVER AMULET

  • +30% to attack animation and projectile speed. Gives +5% to movement speed and +10% to attack speed. Gives +15% to movement speed and +5% to attack speed when any of your abilities are reloaded.

BULLWHIP

  • +3 to health regeneration and +3 to mana regeneration. When applied to an ally it speeds up their movement speed by 16%. Slows enemy units by 16%. Effect lasts for 5 seconds. Usage range: 850. Reload: 12 seconds.

REMOVED FROM THE POOL:

  • CLUMSY NET
  • VAMPIRE FANGS

BALANCE CHANGES:

IMP CLAW

  • Critical Strike: Cooldown reduced from 8 to 7 seconds.

ESSENCE RING

  • Life Essence: Health bonus reduced from 425 to 400.

Neutral Items: Tier-3

ELVEN TUNIC

  • +26 to attack speed, +16% to evasion, +8% to movement speed.

CLOAK OF FLAMES

  • +5 to armor, +10% to magic resistance. Has a passive aura that deals 45 damage per second to enemies within a 400 radius.

CEREMONIAL ROBE

  • +350 to mana. Has a passive aura that reduces Effect Resistance by 10% and Magic Resistance by 10% on all enemies within 1 200 radius.

PSYCHIC HEADBAND

  • Increases intelligence by 12% and gives a +100% increase to channeling range. When psychic headband is active, pushes a selected enemy unit away from its possessor by a distance of 400. Range: 800. Reload Time: 30 seconds.

REMOVED FROM POOL:

  • REPAIR KIT
  • CRAGGY COAT
  • GREATER FAERIE FIRE

BALANCE CHANGE:

TELESCOPE

  • Changed item’s grade from 3 to 4.

QUICKENING CHARM

  • Reduced cooldown has been reduced from 13% to 12%.

Neutral Items: Tier-4:

PENTA-EDGED SWORD

  • +45 to damage, +80 to attack range (in close combat). Each attack has a 20% chance to slow an enemy’s movement by 20% for 3 seconds and attacks by 60.

STORMCRAFTER

  • +4 to mana regeneration. Passive ability that shocks random enemies in a 700 radius, dealing 200 damage and slowing them down by 40% for 0.3 seconds. Hit Interval: 3 seconds. Active ability lifts the wearer into the air for 0.75 seconds. Mana consumption: 50. Reload time: 25 seconds.

TRICKSTER CLOAK

  • +20% to evasion, +20% to magic resistance. This ability makes the wearer invisible for 6 seconds. Reload time: 25 seconds.

REMOVED FROM POOL:

  • MAGIC LAMP
  • WITLESS SHAKO
  • PRINCE’S KNIFE
  • HAVOC HAMMER

BALANCE CHANGES:

TELESCOPE

  • Discharge changed from 3 to 4.
  • Prescient Aura: Bonus to attack range and abilities has increased from 125 to 135.
  • Prescient Aura: Aura now only affects player-controlled creatures.

FLICKER

  • Flicker: Maximum movement radius has increased from 400 to 450.
  • Flicker: No longer consumes mana.

SPELL PRISM

  • Cooldown Reduction: Reduced cooldown from 20 to 18%.

ILLUSIONIST’S CAPE

  • Illusion Mastery: Bonus to illusion and controlled creature damage reduced from 10 to 8%.

Neutral Items: Tier-5

GIANT’S RING (NEW ITEM)

  • +40 to Strength, +60 to Movement Speed, +60% to Model Size. Enemies below the wielder (within 100 radius) take 100% strength damage per second.

BOOK OF SHADOWS (NEW ITEM)

  • +12 to all attributes, +400 vision at night. Target of active ability can be an ally, an enemy, or the wielder. The selected creature can’t be targeted for 4 seconds, and can’t apply abilities, use items, or attack. Applies normal dispersal. Effect range: 700. Reload time: 25 seconds.

REMOVED FROM POOL:

  • WOODLAND STRIDERS
  • TRIDENT

BALANCE CHANGES:

BALLISTA

  • Knockback: Damage has increased from 40 to 50.

EX MACHINA

  • Armor bonus has increased from 20 to 25.
  • Reset Item Cooldowns: No longer consumes mana.
  • Reset Item Cooldowns: Reload has decreased from 45 to 30 seconds.

SEER STONE

  • The item now has an active ability that grants a view over any area with an 800 radius for 5 seconds. Enemies can see this effect. Reload time: 70 seconds.

FORCE BOOTS

  • Force: Can now use the ability on a creature within a 750 radius.
  • Force: Pushing range has increased from 600 to 750.
  • Force: Reduced cooldown from 9 to 8 seconds.

BOOK OF THE DEAD

  • Greater Demonic Summoning: Creature health bonus has increased from 50 to 100%.

MIRROR SHIELD

  • Bonus to all attributes has decreased from 20 to 16.

MIRROR DESOLATOR

  • Damage bonus has decreased from 75 to 60.

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