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The Year Beast event has ended.

New Bloom Festival 2014 is an event that began on January 29th, 2014. It features numerous rewards, as well as a new game mode where players must battle Nian, the mighty Year Beast.

Event Items[edit]

Currency[edit]

Two currencies were introduced for this event.

  • Flamesalt Ingots are earned by playing public matchmaking games, and will be used to obtain in-game items later in the event game mode. Longer matches reward more currency.
  • Jade Tokens are earned the same way, but requires players to have an active Fortune's Favor or Abundant Fortune's Favor booster. Players can also earn Jade Tokens by playing the event game mode. These tokens can be redeemed for the following rewards:
Reward Jade Tokens Explanation
1500 Opens
1500 Contains
250 One, in Auspicious Quality
3000 One, in Auspicious Quality

OR in Auspicious Quality,

500 Used to craft
500 Used to craft

Currency Boosters[edit]

Two boosters can be bought from the Dota 2 Store to increase the amount of Flamesalt Ingots and Jade Tokens earned. Players who own a booster will also grant all other players a smaller, stacking bonus drop rate. These boosters only increase currency earned after matchmaking games, not the event game mode.

Booster Drop rate bonus (self) Drop rate bonus (others) Duration
100% 20% 500 minutes
500% 100% 500 minutes

Drops[edit]

In addition to currency, players also have a chance to receive a Crimson Parcel after playing matches.

Drop Contents

Game Mode[edit]

In this game mode, five players must attempt to inflict as much damage as possible to the Year Beast. The higher the damage achieved, the greater the reward.

The map consists of large, simple arena. The shop is on the top left.
Year Beast
Year Beast ingame1.png
Duration 25 mins
Hit Points 750000
Mana 4999
Damage 65-65
Armor 0
Movement Speed 600
Sight Range ?/?
Base Attack Time 170
Bounty  ?
Experience  ?
Horn
Yearbeasthorn.png
Duration 25 mins
Hit Points 7500
Mana 0
Damage 0
Armor 100
Movement Speed 100
Sight Range ?/?
Base Attack Time 126
Bounty  ?
Experience  ?
Notes 85% Physical Damage Resistance
Tail
Yearbeasttail.png
Duration 25 mins
Hit Points 7500
Mana 0
Damage 0
Armor 100
Movement Speed 100
Sight Range ?/?
Base Attack Time 126
Bounty  ?
Experience  ?
Notes 85% Physical Damage Resistance

Fighting the Year Beast[edit]

Main article: Year Beast
  • The Year Beast is split into 3 parts. The Body, the Tail, and the Horn.
    • The Tail, the Horn, and the Body all have separate HP values for which only the Body has very extreme health regeneration - the Tail and the Horn do not regenerate over time and are able to be destroyed. When one of these parts are destroyed, the Beast will tumble over for 10 seconds (needs verification), vulnerable to attack. The Beast will then stand up and continue fighting without its body part; the body part will revive after some time. Players should opt to use this time wisely to deal as much damage to the beast as possible or to resurrect fallen allies. Each time a body part is destroyed, that body part's maximum health pool will increase, becoming increasingly harder to destroy each time.
    • The Horn has a very small hitbox.
  • Players have 25 minutes to deal as much damage as possible to the Year Beast.
    • As time passes, the Beast will move and attack faster and the amount of projectiles it casts during Roar increases. The Beast will cast Roar in its strongest form during the last 10 seconds before it flees.
  • The Year Beast has True Sight.
    • The Beast will NOT target invisible heroes such as Riki icon.png Riki unless that hero gets within 1100 range of the Beast. Players should opt to abuse invisibility to revive fallen allies.
  • The Year Beast will randomly drop Greater Salve and Greater Clarity potions when damaged.
    • Potions cannot be sold.
    • The Fountain will NOT restore Bottle charges.
  • The Tail and Horn will grow back after 1 minute (needs verification).
  • Dead players can buyback once per game with 1 gold.
  • Dead players can be revived by an ally or Warlock icon.png Warlock's Chaotic Offering icon.png Chaotic Offering golem(s).
    • The more players/golem(s) reviving an ally, the faster the revival.
  • The game is over when all players are dead.

Tips[edit]

Strategy[edit]

  • Players should focus their attacks on a body part depending on their damage type; Physical damage should be used on the Body as to deal more damage and for the Year Beast to drop Salves and Clarities and Magical damage should be used on the Horn or Tail, whichever has less health, as the damage will not be reduced by their high, innate Physical Resistance, leading to less potential damage being wasted as well as stunning the Year Beast more often.
  • The projectiles during Roar has no effect on Warlock icon.png Warlock's golems. During this phase, position the golems as close to the Year Beast as possible to absorb projectiles in order to create a safe area for you and your allies. This is especially useful if you need to revive someone. Move the golems away from the Year Beast after the Roar phase so they will not be killed by a possible Tail Spin.
  • Melee Heroes should opt to buy Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard to heavily reduce damage dealt by the Year Beast and for a great amount of Health Regeneration.
    • Please note that Crimson Guard will NOT work with Heroes with ranged autoattacks and will not benefit from the damage reduction.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity may be used on yourself to negate the Year Beast's Waterballs and Charge, although Charge is the better instance to use it for as the Waterballs are easily dodged.
  • Try to resurrect your teammates during a special phase of the Year Beast, such as during his Hurricane attack or his Charge attack when it is consuming an ally. It is not optimal to revive allies during the Normal Phase as it comes down to chance for if the Year Beast decides to Leap on you and interrupt you.
  • If you are the last player standing and your allies do not have a Buyback, do NOT focus on reviving allies or dealing damage. Simply run away in a straight line, using Force Boots icon.png Force Boots to make 90-degree turns and Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity for when the Year Beast decides to Charge you. Revive allies during his Hurricane phase, using items such as Force Boots or Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger to reach allies if the wind is pushing you away.
  • If you stand right under the beast's body when the beast has aggro on you, his attacks will not hit you. This includes his claw swipes and his tail spin. However, his other spells like Hurricane, Roar and Waterballs will hit you, so dodge those once you see the animation start.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style can be used to interrupt Beast's Charge, but only when used as the Beast catches up to you and tries grabbing you, therefore this requires precise timing.
  • Using Force Boots icon.png Force Boots during Hurricane stops you from being blown away.

Ingot Tiers[edit]

In this game mode, players will have their Flamesalt Ingots converted into in-game gold, which can be used to purchase special items to assist players in fighting the Year Beast. During the Year Beast's second sighting, any unspent reliable gold will be lost.

  • 1 Flamesalt Ingot = 40 Gold.

Players can select a matchmaking tier that determines the amount of Ingots that each player will spend and the reward they will earn. This feature was added from the Year Beast's second sighting onwards. Selecting tiers in Practice mode require no Ingots.

Tier Gold Ingots Converted Jade Tokens Rewarded
1 6000 150 12%
2 18000 450 27%
3 40000 1000 40%
4 100000 2500 100%

Rewards[edit]

Players will be assigned a ranking based on the amount of damage their team dealt to the Year Beast. Different rankings will grant different rewards. There are no rewards for Practice mode, but player still start out with varying amounts of golds depending on the tier selected.

This chart shows the maximum possible amount of Jade Tokens earned (100%) at each rank . During the Year Beast's second sighting, playing at different Ingot Tiers will only reward the corresponding percentage of maximum possible Jade Tokens.

Example: A team that achieves Rank A while playing at Ingot Tier 3 will earn: 2750 (Rank) * 40% (Tier) = 1100 Jade Tokens.

Rank Damage Needed Jade Tokens
Tier 1
Jade Tokens
Tier 2
Jade Tokens
Tier 3
Jade Tokens
Tier 4
Rank P Practice Mode 0 0 0 0
Rank F <100,000 0 0 0 0
Rank D 100,000+ 30 68 100 250
Rank C 500,000+ 72 162 240 600
Rank B 1,500,000+ 180 405 600 1500
Rank A 5,000,000+ 330 743 1100 2750
Rank S 10,000,000+ 420 945 1400 3500
Rank SS 50,000,000+ 450 1013 1500 3750
Rank SSS 100,000,000+ 480 1080 1600 4000
Rank X 500,000,000+ 480 1080 1600 4000

Couriers[edit]

Players who rank highly in amount of damage dealt to the Year Beast will receive exclusive custom couriers in Genuine quality.

Exclusive courier Damage needed
Top 10%
Top 1%

In-game items[edit]

Unique items have been introduced for this game mode. Item details are available on their individual pages. Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque and all items which give lifesteal are unavailable for purchase. Also, Divine Rapier icon.png Divine Rapier was removed at the Year Beast's fourth sighting and onward.

Item Gold Description
100 Deal 300 damage to the Year Beast, and causes it to take 5% more damage.
1000 Sets a mine that stuns and explodes for 3000 damage when the Year Beast moves into its proximity. A limit of 10 can be bought per game.
1500 Drop a ring of red flags that will stop the Year Beast from attacking. A limit of 5 can be bought per game.
3650 Pushes the caster 600 units in the direction it is facing.
5725 Has a 80% chance to block 30% of damage for melee heroes.
9750 Deal half the caster's max health as damage to itself, then, after 1.6 seconds, deals damage in an area around the caster, based on the difference between max and current health. Also grants bonuses based on amount of wearer's missing HP. Added for the Year Beast's fourth sighting.
8375 Reduce target's armor by 13 for 15 seconds.
275 Restore 1000 health over 10 seconds.
90 Restore 500 mana over 10 seconds.

Year Beast Sightings[edit]

  • February 5th, 2014 at 8:00 PM (GMT) - Duration: 24 hours
  • February 8th, 2014 at 12:00 AM (GMT) - Duration: 26 hours
  • February 12th, 2014 at 12:00 AM (GMT) - Duration: 27 hours
  • February 15th, 2014 at 12:00 AM (GMT) - Duration: 50 hours
  • February 18th, 2014 at 10:00 PM (GMT) - Duration: 47 hours

Crafting[edit]

Recipe Crafts Materials Needed
1 specified item from

plus 1 random item of Auspicious Quality
1 specified item from

plus 1 random item of Auspicious Quality

Item Offering[edit]

Players can place any unwanted cosmetic items into the Offering panel, and will a number of rewards depending on the items offered. Offerings will be collected a total of 2 times.

  • Once an item is offered, you cannot retrieve it.
  • Certain items cannot be offered.
    • Untradeable items
    • Undeletable items
    • Player cards
    • Items of Cursed, Corrupted, Auspicious, Unusual, Frozen, Genuine or Elder Quality
    • Items of Immortal Rarity

Rewards[edit]

Two gifts are available in exchange for offering items. Players who made greater offerings will receive multiple rewards.

Reward Contents
One, in Auspicious Quality

OR
in Genuine Quality

Unreleased/Removed Features[edit]

Crafting Ingredients

Crafting Ingredients[edit]

Item Requirement A Notes A
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External Links[edit]