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Version 6.70

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Version 6.70
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  • Added new heroes:
Tusk icon.png
Phoenix icon.png

Balance changes[edit]

Abaddon icon.png
  • Frostmourne bonus movement speed increased from 10 to 15%
Anti-Mage icon.png
  • Spell Shield magic reduction from 15/25/35/45 to 26/34/42/50%
Axe icon.png
  • Berserker's Call bonus armor from 5/10/15/20 to a constant 30
Bane icon.png
  • Reduced Fiend's Grip cooldown from 120 to 100
Bounty Hunter icon.png
  • Increased Track's movement bonus AoE from 800 to 900
  • Increased armor by 2
Brewmaster icon.png
  • Drunken Brawler Crit chance increased from 5/10/15/20 to 10/15/20/25%
  • Drunken Brawler Evasion chance increased from 6/12/18/24 to 10/15/20/25%
Centaur Warrunner icon.png
  • Hoof Stomp stun duration from 1.25/1.75/2.25/2.75 to 2/2.25/2.5/2.75
Chen icon.png
  • Persuasion cooldown from 30 to 30/26/22/18
Dazzle icon.png
  • Shadow Wave damage AoE increased from 155 to 170
Death Prophet icon.png
  • Increased base damage by 5
  • Removed healing cap (was 1000) on Exorcism
  • Strength gain from 1.8 to 2.2
Doom icon.png
  • Scorched Earth damage and health regeneration reduced from 15/20/25/30 to 12/16/20/24
Invoker icon.png
  • Sun Strike kills now give XP to Invoker
Jakiro icon.png
  • Rebalanced base damage from 42*54 to 46*54
Juggernaut icon.png
  • Healing Ward movement speed increased from 150 to 300
  • Banished units are no longer immune to Blade Fury
Keeper of the Light icon.png
  • Blinding Light's cast range increased from 600 to 900
Leshrac icon.png
  • Split Earth damage increased from 70/140/210/290 to 120/180/240/300
  • Lightning Storm cooldown reduced from 6 to 5.5
  • Diabolic Edict no longer uses cast point

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Lich icon.png
  • Dark Ritual cooldown reduced from 55/50/45/40 to 30/27/24/21
  • Frost Armor mana cost increased from 25 to 50
  • Frost Armor armor reduced from 3/6/9/12 to 3/5/7/9
  • Frost Nova primary target damage increased from 50/100/125/175 to 50/100/150/200
Lifestealer icon.png
  • Open Wounds team lifesteal increased from 10/15/20/25% to 15/20/25/30%
Lycan icon.png
  • Shapeshift form critical strike improved from 1.5 to 1.7x
  • Wolves critical strike improved from 1.5 to 1.7x
Meepo icon.png
  • Poof cooldown decreased from 16/14/12/10 to 14/12/10/8
Naga Siren icon.png
  • Base damage increased by 5
Nature's Prophet icon.png
  • Improved base attack damage by 6
Omniknight icon.png
  • Degen Aura now also reduces attack speed (same values as the movement speed reduction)
Phantom Assassin icon.png
  • Blur evasion increased from 15/20/25/30% to 20/25/30/35%
Puck icon.png
  • Waning Rift cooldown from 20 to 16
Razor icon.png
  • Eye of the Storm can now target Ancients (not roshan)
  • Eye of the Storm no longer ignores magic immune units
Sand King icon.png
  • Strength gain from 2.3 to 2.6
  • Caustic Finale buff duration from 0.25 to 2 seconds
Shadow Shaman icon.png
  • Ether Shock cooldown from 10 to 8
Silencer icon.png
  • Increased Glaives of Wisdom damage from 15/30/45/60 to 30/40/50/60
  • Glaives of Wisdom cooldown from 3/2/1/0 to 2/0/0/0
  • Rebalanced cooldown on Curse of the Silent from 14 to 20/18/16/14
Slardar icon.png
  • Increased agility gain from 1.9 to 2.4
  • Increased base armor from 4 to 5
Slark icon.png
  • Adjusted the timing on Dark Pact. Instead of starting after 2 seconds and pulsing (damage and buff removal) over 0.5 seconds, it now starts after 1.5 seconds and pulses over 1 second. Same overall damage but now has a longer duration for the buff removal period.
  • Dark Pact self damage is now dealt to himself as he deals it to the area around him instead of at cast time
Spectre icon.png
  • Reworked Dispersion:


Damage is split amongst the number of heroes in the area.
10/14/18/22% of damage taken is reflected
1000 AoE


Damage reflected decreases based on how far heroes are from you. Full damage at 300 range then decreases gradually till 1000 distance away.
10/14/18/22% of damage taken is reflected
Storm Spirit icon.png
  • Intelligence growth increased from 2.2 to 2.6
Templar Assassin icon.png
  • Base damage increased from 45*55 to 53*59
Disruptor icon.png
  • Thunderstrike mana cost increased from 100/110/120/130 to 130
Tiny icon.png
  • Grow bonus movement speed increased from 10 to 20 per level
Treant Protector icon.png
  • Living Armor regeneration from 1/2/3/4 to 2/3/4/5
Undying icon.png
  • Decay damage from 30/60/90/120 to 40/80/120/160
Warlock icon.png
  • Fatal Bonds damage from 15 to 20%
Weaver icon.png
  • Minor increase to visibility around The Swarm units when they are attached to someone
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  • Lightning Bolt cooldown from 7 to 6.5



Drum of Endurance icon.png
Medallion of Courage icon.png
Smoke of Deceit icon.png

Balance changes[edit]

Blade Mail icon.png
  • Cooldown from 25 to 22
Bloodstone icon.png
  • Mana regeneration increased from 150 to 200%
  • HP regeneration increased from 6 to 8
Chainmail icon.png
  • Added to sideshop
Cloak icon.png
  • Cost increased from 500 to 550 gold
Crystalys icon.png
  • Chance to land a Critical Strike increased from 10 to 15%
Morbid Mask icon.png
  • Lifesteal increased from 10 to 15%
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
  • Bonus strength increased from 6/10/14 to 8/12/16
  • Manaburn cooldown reduced to 20 seconds
Orb of Venom icon.png
  • Cost reduced from 550 to 500
Orchid Malevolence icon.png
  • Cooldown reduced from 25 to 18
Pipe of Insight icon.png
  • Recipe cost reduced from 1000 to 900
Quelling Blade icon.png
  • Cooldown reduced from 10 to 5 seconds
Soul Booster icon.png
  • Mana increased regeneration from 50 to 100%
  • HP increased regeneration from 2 to 4


  • Added a new loadscreen by Kunkka
  • Reworked Tavern Layout
  • Added a 4 minute cooldown to Buyback
  • Updated hero icon representation on the minimap (364977)
  • Creep vision decreased from 1100 to 850
  • Consumable Items no longer automatically fuse with ones you don't own (except for wards)
    • You can now have a courier carry 2 separate TP scrolls for different players
  • Added Gyro, Weaver, Clinkz and Ancient Apparition to CM
  • Fixed default selection order for Necronomicon (Manaburn unit first)
  • Fixed default selection order for Panda's Split Earth units (Earth -> Storm -> Fire)
  • Added a new model for Furion
  • Restored Lina's old projectile
  • Added various Christmas themed visuals
  • Added Santa hats for couriers, roshan and aegis holder
  • Replaced Cheese with candy cane (appears on your hero visually as well)
  • Ironwood branch model to christmas present
  • Secret Shop is now Santa
  • Added some other misc christmas doodads
  • Added a visual effect for Furion's Aghanim's Scepter
  • Added an Aghanim visual effect for Chen
  • Minor increase to Metamorphosis model size
  • Removed Courier Upgrade button from courier
  • Fixed Flying shadow for Obsidian Destroyer, Visage and Viper (182678)
  • Improved Double Edge visual effect (323845)
  • Added an ally only visual effect for a hero carrying Gem (371567)
  • Added a -bounty command to see the total gold gain by Track
  • Improved the quality of the following item icons: Mjollnir, Platemail, Chainmail, Helm of the Dominator, Boots of Travel, Blade Mail, Assault Cuirass, Monkey King Bar, Sentry Wards, Diffusal Blade, Guinsoo and Desolator (280720)
  • Added a new icon for level 2 Diffusal Blade (366531)
  • Added a new icon for Skeleton King's Critical Strike (146417)
  • Improved the quality of the following ability icons: Surge and Naga Siren's Mirror Image (280720)
  • Added a new icon for Empower (206290)
  • Added a new icon for Skewer (206290)
  • Added a new icon for Reverse Polarity (206290)


  • Fixed Armlet triggering Last Word
  • Fixed Deafening Blast status icon
  • Fixed Rupture status buff icon sometimes lingering on you after you respawn (visual only)
  • Fixed a recent bug that caused Death Prophet's Ghosts to behave incorrectly with Stout Shield based items.
  • Fixed rare cases where omnislash wouldn't ministun the target
  • Fixed a bug with the interaction of Call Down and Nether Blast
  • Fixed The Swarm units sometimes falling off the target
  • Fixed multiple Quelling Blade stacking bug
  • Fixed some silences not properly disabling Silencer's Last Word
  • Fixed a bug with Frostmourne bonus being given to attack attempts by the enemy heroes
  • Fixed Split Shot dispelling Curse of the Silent
  • Fixed a possible fatal error with Static Link when targeting ground in some areas
  • Fixed Aghanim Echoslam cooldown not appearing on scoreboard

See also[edit]