April 29, 2014 Patch

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Version notes

Updated to game version 6.81.

General

  • Roshan base armor increased by 1
  • Attack Speed now always continually adjusts based on the latest modifications applied to the unit
    • This makes it so heavy attack speed slows don't linger into the next attack even after their duration has expired (most impactful with abilities like Untouchable and Fire Spirits)
  • Melee illusions created by a Rune of Illusion take 200% instead of 300% damage
  • Random Draft hero selection pool increased from 22 to 24
  • Captain's Draft hero selection pool increased from 24 to 27 (8 per type to 9)
  • Captain's Draft hero bans increased from 4 to 6
  • Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo is no longer available in Ability Draft

Heroes

Abaddon icon.png
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter Borrowed Time now redirects 35% of all damage dealt to nearby allied heroes to Abaddon when active
    • Heroes within a range of 900 of Abaddon will have their damage redirected
Ancient Apparition icon.png
Anti-Mage icon.png
  • Mana Void's area of effect increased from 450 to 500
Axe icon.png
  • Counter Helix now uses Pseudo Random chance
    • This reduces the chances that a very unlucky or lucky streak of procs occurs
Batrider icon.png
Beastmaster icon.png
  • Base damage increased by 4
Bloodseeker icon.png
Bounty Hunter icon.png
  • Track cast range increased from 900/1050/1200 to 1200
Brewmaster icon.png
  • If you have not attacked for 10 seconds, your next attack will always activate a Drunken Brawler critical hit
  • If you have not been attacked for 10 seconds, Drunken Brawler will cause you to evade the next attack
    • This mechanic carries over to your Fire spirit when it has the passive via Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter
Bristleback icon.png
  • Warpath no longer has unique values for the first movement speed stack
    • First stack bonus was 5/7/10% movement speed. It now does the same as all stacks.
  • Warpath movement speed stack bonus increased from 1/2/3% to 3/4/5%
Broodmother icon.png
  • Spiderling's Poison Sting damage per second increased from 4 to 8
  • Spin Web's free pathing no longer deactivates when enemy has vision on Broodmother
  • Spin Web's free pathing is now disabled for 3 seconds when Broodmother takes damage
    • Uses the same damage source rules as Blink Dagger
  • Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/60/80% to 60/80/100%
Centaur Warrunner icon.png
  • Hoof Stomp mana cost increased from 85/100/115/130 to 130
Chaos Knight icon.png
  • Phantasm now has a 50% chance to create one extra illusion when cast
Chen icon.png
  • Penitence cooldown reduced from 14 to 14/13/12/11
Clinkz icon.png
Dazzle icon.png
  • Poison Touch no longer causes a ministun
    • This only removes the instant ministun at the start. The debuff will still stun the targer when the poison sets in at level 4
Disruptor icon.png
Doom icon.png
  • Doom damage no longer ignores magic shields
    • Applies to shields such as the barrier from Pipe of Insight
Drow Ranger icon.png
  • Gust knockback duration increased from 0.2 to 0.5
Earth Spirit icon.png
Earthshaker icon.png
  • Creeps no longer try to path around Fissure; they will wait for it to disappear
  • Echo Slam no longer ignores units that are invisible or in Fog of War
Elder Titan icon.png
  • Echo Stomp mana cost reduced from 100/115/130/145 to 100
  • Echo Stomp physical and magical damage increased from 80 to 80/85/90/95 each
Ember Spirit icon.png
  • Searing Chains duration reduced from 2/2/3/3 to 1/2/2/3
    • Total damage is still 80/120/240/300
  • Sleight of Fist bonus damage reduced from 30/60/90/120 to 20/40/60/80
Enchantress icon.png
Enigma icon.png
Faceless Void icon.png
  • Base agility increased from 21 to 23
  • Turn rate improved from 0.5 to 1
Gyrocopter icon.png
Huskar icon.png
Invoker icon.png
  • Ghost Walk slow no longer affects magic immune enemies
  • EMP delay increased from 2.6 to 2.9
Jakiro icon.png
Juggernaut icon.png
  • Base attack time improved from 1.6 to 1.5
Keeper of the Light icon.png
  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Provides permanent Spirit Form. Additionally, the following effects are active during the day: Keeper of the Light gains unobstructed vision and Illuminate heals allies for 75% of the damage values
Kunkka icon.png
  • Torrent area of effect increased from 215 to 225
  • X Marks the Spot can now last twice as long on allied heroes
  • Ghostship allied buff duration increased from 8 to 10
  • Added Ghostship AoE indicator for allies
Legion Commander icon.png
  • Overwhelming Odds bonus damage per hero is increased from 14/16/18/20 to 20/35/50/65
    • per creep is still 14/16/18/20
  • Overwhelming Odds area of effect increased from 315 to 330
  • Overwhelming Odds base damage rescaled from 50/100/150/200 to 60/100/140/180
  • Moment of Courage now uses Pseudo Random chance
    • This reduces the chances that a very unlucky or lucky streak of procs occurs
Leshrac icon.png
Lich icon.png
Lina icon.png
  • Attack range increased from 650 to 670
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter Laguna Blade damage goes through magic immunity
    • Damage can still be reduced by normal spell resistance
Lion icon.png
  • Hex cooldown reduced from 30/25/20/15 to 30/24/18/12
Lone Druid icon.png
  • Spirit Bear health regeneration increased from 2 to 2/3/4/5
Luna icon.png
  • Base agility reduced from 22 to 18
Lycan icon.png
  • Shapeshift no longer provides 100/200/300 bonus health
Magnus icon.png
  • Removed Skewer maximum target limit
  • Skewer range increased from 600/800/1000/1200 to 750/900/1050/1200
Medusa icon.png
  • Split Shot reworked from 50/60/70/80% damage with 5 maximum targets, to 80% damage with 2/3/4/5 maximum targets
  • Mystic Snake no longer requires Fog of War vision to bounce
  • Mana Shield damage absorption per mana increased from 1/1.5/2/2.5 to 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5
Meepo icon.png
  • Base movement speed increased from 305 to 315
Mirana icon.png
Naga Siren icon.png
  • Mirror Image illusion damage dealt reduced from 30/35/40/45% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Rip Tide area of effect reduced from 350 to 320
  • Rip Tide negative armor no longer goes through magic immunity
Necrophos icon.png
Night Stalker icon.png
  • Darkness now also affects the vision of buildings
Nyx Assassin icon.png
  • Impale cooldown increased from 11 to 13
  • Impale can no longer be blocked by Linken's Sphere
Ogre Magi icon.png
  • Base armor increased by 1
  • Cast animation improved from 0.56 to 0.45
Omniknight icon.png
Phantom Assassin icon.png
  • Stifling Dagger cooldown reduced from 8 to 6
  • Blur evasion chance increased from 20/25/30/40 to 20/30/40/50
Phoenix icon.png
Pugna icon.png
Queen of Pain icon.png
Razor icon.png
  • Strength gain increased from 1.7 to 2.3
  • Unstable Current slow duration increased from 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6 to 0.5/1/1.5/2
Riki icon.png
  • Backstab now works when attacking allied units
Shadow Demon icon.png
Shadow Fiend icon.png
Silencer icon.png
  • Agility growth increased from 2.1 to 3
  • Curse of the Silent cooldown reduced from 20/18/16/14 to 20/16/12/8
Skywrath Mage icon.png
  • Base movement speed increased from 315 to 325
  • Concussive Shot damage increased from 50/100/150/200 to 60/120/180/240
Sniper icon.png
  • Fixed Sniper's acquisition range not matching his maximum attack range
    • This affects his ability to auto attack units at his maximum range
Spirit Breaker icon.png
Sven icon.png
  • Base damage increased by 6
Templar Assassin icon.png
  • Psionic Trap sub-ability now has the same cast point as the ability on the trap itself
    • Previously the sub-ability and the ability on the trap had different cast behaviors (both zero now). If you cast it with your hero it would take longer.
Terrorblade icon.png
  • Strength gain reduced from 1.9 to 1.4
  • Reflection slow no longer persists through magic immunity
  • Reflection duration rebalanced from 5 to 2.5/3.5/4.5/5.5
Tidehunter icon.png
  • Anchor Smash damage reduction increased from 40 to 60%
  • Anchor Smash now works on Ancient creeps
    • Still does not affect Roshan
Tinker icon.png
Tiny icon.png
  • Craggy Exterior stun duration rescaled from 1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
Troll Warlord icon.png
Tusk icon.png
  • Reworked Snowball into a two-part ability: one which creates the snowball, and a sub-ability to launch the snowball. You have up to 4 seconds to use the sub-ability. The area that automatically pulls allies in has been reduced.
  • You can now load an ally into your snowball within 400 range by right clicking on them
  • Snowball moves 75 MS faster for each allied hero inside it
  • Snowball deals 20/30/40/50 extra damage for each additional hero in it
Undying icon.png
  • Soul Rip area of effect increased from 975 to 1300
  • Tombstone Zombie Deathlust's Max % health threshold increased from 5/10/15/20% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Tombstone Zombies no longer give any experience or gold
    • Down from 25 experience and 5-7 gold
  • Tombstone Bounty increased from 70/90/110/130 to 75/100/125/150
  • Flesh Golem's Plague Aura now affects magic immune units
Ursa icon.png
Vengeful Spirit icon.png
  • When Vengeful Spirit is slain, her killer is inflicted with a negative Vengeance Aura, which decreases the damage of her killer and their nearby allies, until she revives
    • The damage reduction is based on Vengeful Spirits's Vengeance Aura level, and has a 900 range area of effect around Vengeful Spirit's killer
Visage icon.png
Warlock icon.png
Windranger icon.png
  • Activating Windrun now disjoints incoming attack projectiles
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter Focus Fire damage reduction decreased from -50/-40/-30 to -30/-15/0, and no longer has special rules for procs
Witch Doctor icon.png
  • Maledict cooldown reduced from 35 to 20
  • Death Ward base attack time improved from 0.25 to 0.22
Wraith King icon.png
  • Mortal Strike damage ratio increased from 1.25/1.75/2.25/2.75 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
  • Base armor reduced by 1
Zeus icon.png

Items

Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png
  • Ground Courier respawn time reduced from 180 seconds to 140 seconds
Bloodstone icon.png
  • Bloodpact heal increased from 400 HP + 30 HP/charge to 500 HP + 30 HP/charge
Clarity icon.png
  • Mana regeneration from 100 over 30 seconds to 135 over 40 seconds
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png
  • Cyclone now deals 50 damage to enemy units when they land
  • You can now cast Cyclone on yourself while you are magic immune
Manta Style icon.png
Mjollnir icon.png
  • Chain Lightning damage reduced from 160 to 150
  • Static Shock area of effect is now centered around the unit with the Static Charge, rather than around the attacker
  • Fixed Chain Lightning not functioning properly when it procs while a previous proc is still bouncing
    • This affects Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom and Mjollnir and makes them more reliable when they proc in sequence
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
  • Necronomicon Warrior's movement speed rescaled from 330/360/390 to 350
  • Necronomicon units XP bounty increased from 59 to 100/150/200
Observer Ward icon.png
and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward
  • Sharing wards with allies now requires a Control key override.
    • If you hold down Control, using a ward will only target heroes. If you do not, you may only target the ground
  • Wards can no longer be placed in the fountain areas
Pipe of Insight icon.png
  • Pipe health regeneration reduced from 11 to 8
  • Pipe now provides Insight Aura, which grants 4 health regeneration to nearby allies
  • Pipe's active buff is no longer dispellable
Rod of Atos icon.png
  • Cripple ability cooldown reduced from 12 to 10
Scythe of Vyse icon.png
  • Hexed units' base movement speed increased from 100 to 140
    • This only affects Scythe of Vyse
Shadow Amulet icon.png
  • Fade no longer requires the target to remain stationary
    • Invisibility still requires the target to remain stationary
Shadow Blade icon.png
  • Shadow Walk duration increased from 12 to 14
Town Portal Scroll icon.png
  • Added an option to require a halt command to in order to cancel a Town Portal Scroll

Patch notes

Inventory

  • Alt-click on inventory items alerts your team that the item is ready, in cooldown, or needs mana
  • Quick Buy shows stock cooldown time for items that are out of stock
  • Quick Buy purchase hotkey buys the first eligible item
    • This will skip Secret Shop items unless the player or his team's courier is within range of the Secret Shop
  • Item purchase notifications now show up as a graphical popup on the right
  • "Grab All" on stash is now available while the hero is dead
  • Alt-click on items that can call for a gather (Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots, Smoke of Deceit icon.png Smoke of Deceit, Mekansm icon.png Mekansm) broadcasts a gather message and pings your location
  • Alt-click now works on passive abilities that may have a cooldown (e.g. Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King's Reincarnation)
  • Added right-click option to inventory items to move them to the stash, available when in range of the fountain
  • Quick Buy items show a different border for items that the player can afford but aren't purchasable due to secret shop location or stock cooldown
  • All recommended item builds have been updated

Interface

  • Added a screen effect while dead (can be toggled in Options)
  • When a unit under the player's control dies, you no longer immediately deselect it and return control to the Hero unit
  • Friend requests can now be sent to players via the in-game scoreboard
  • All active battle point and event point boosters are now shown in-game after all players connect
  • Show the spectator item popup when the Aegis of the Immortal icon.png Aegis of the Immortal is picked up or stolen
  • Added a buff icon for Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit's Fire Remnant's timer
  • Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos's Reaper's Scythe with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter will now show that buyback is disabled on the hero bar
  • Added a prompt to the tutorial that lets users flip their HUD to show the minimap on the right (this setting can also be changed in Options)
  • Added a phrase-based confirmation dialog to important destructive economy operations (such as using a Master Hammer on Immortal/Arcana items)
  • Added overhead effect for the Ogre Frostmage creep's Ice Armor ability

Other

  • New design for the Settings interface
  • All interface elements in League Matches now use Official Player Names instead of their Steam name
  • The game client will now ping a sample of servers in each region and display the results in the region selection screen
  • Tournament section under the Watch Tab now sorts leagues into Premier, Professional, and Amateur leagues. Amateur leagues are also sorted by location, allowing you to easily find smaller tournaments in your area
  • When a party leader creates or joins a private lobby, party members are brought into the lobby too

Workshop

  • Models recently broken up for economy items: Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade, Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw, Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer, Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector, Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus, Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer, Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk, Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit, Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan, Puck minimap icon.png Puck
  • Facial Flex animations added/fixed for Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker Hair of Dark Magic, Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer Ravenous Fiend, Faceless Void minimap icon.png Faceless Void Ancient Cultist, Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan Wolf Hunter, Great Grey and Curse of the New Season
  • Added wing animation to Puck minimap icon.png Puck loadout animation and fixed Puck's misaligned LOD arm mesh
  • Fixed misaligned blade animation and idle looping on Timbersaw animations
  • Fixed the scale of the Amphibian Kid courier
  • Adjusted bounding boxes for Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet's Treants, Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid's Spirit Bears, Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan's Ultimate Form and Summon Wolves, Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother's Spiderlings, and Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker's Forge Spirits to be more consistent with default models
  • Adjusted bounding boxes for Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock's Golems to be more consistent with default Golem
  • Adjusted hitboxes and bounding boxes for wards to be more consistent with default wards
  • Fixed error when importing Loading Screen images if the preview image on disk is read-only
  • Updated Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk's workshop reference SMD files to use the latest bind pose - addresses out of position rocket and weapon
  • Updated the low violence Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer model

New Items

Treasure of Sinister Arcanery contains:

Treasure of the Cosmic Abyss contains:

Bug Fixes

Interface

  • Fixed a bug where spectating a game in-progress would sometimes show a team score of zero
  • Fixed a case where the courier respawn time would disappear
  • Very quickly toggling between selection groups was incorrectly counting as a double-click on a group
  • Fixed Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo's net worth not working in the stat dropdown while spectating
  • Cancelling Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet's Teleportation, Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel and Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll will properly remove the teleport minimap icon
  • Fixed alt-click on recipes in the shop not showing the correct message
  • Fixed Loading Screens appearing blurry if texture quality was turned down in video options
  • Fixed item preview not working with bundles containing both hero and non-hero items such as the Free to Play Collector's Pack
  • Fixed a bug so that when all of the items have been received from a Treasure they're shown as available again in peek screen
  • Fixed not being able to reset inscribed gem counts
  • Fixed hero rotation resetting back to zero when you equip a new item in the loadout
  • Fixed equipping an item in the armory not showing the item the first time it displays in the loadout
  • Fixed a case where using Hero Showcase view and clicking on an enemy player could show their experience value and stash items
  • Fixed armory preview on model replacement items (e.g. Spirit Bear, Warlock Golem)
  • Previewing a temporary Prismatic Gem on Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade's Fractal Horns of Inner Abysm in the socketing interface now shows the correct preview color
  • Fixed missing roles for Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon
  • Fixed Dota TV Director prioritizing Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition's ultimate too high
  • Fixed Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger's Enemies Silenced inscribed count not working with her new Silence ability

Audio/Visual

Linux/Mac

  • [Linux/Mac] Fixed shimmering artifacts when specular reflections were enabled with Intel graphics
  • [Linux] Fixed match readiness sound sometimes not playing when 'sound while alt-tab' was enabled
  • [Linux] Match readiness sound now plays using the 'aplay' external command when 'sound while alt-tab' is disabled

Gameplay

Gameplay

  • The "Dubai" region is now available for matchmaking.

Audio

Portraits

  • Added portrait entry and response rules for Techies minimap icon.png Techies.
  • Added portrait entry for Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle.
  • Portrait lighting and position changes to some heroes and neutral creeps.

Backend

  • Added partial support for broadcasting a LAN lobby on Dota TV.
  • Added some support strings for Steam Controller functionality.
  • Added some front page layout updates.

Particle Files

  • Update particle file for Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle.

Strings

Feature Strings

  • Lots of updated strings to suit the new Settings Panel.
  • New strings to indicate the alt+click feature on items in the inventory. Can notify allies whether your items are in a ready state, not enough mana or on cooldown.
  • You can now right click on an item when you are in the fountain and send it to the stash with the new option.
  • New UI refresh button added. This can be currently used on the server preferences screen to refresh pings to servers.
  • You can now add friends directly from the scoreboard.

Tooltips

  • Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle is now added to the list of heroes.
  • Updated ability tooltips to suit the new Dota 6.81 Changes.
  • Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle now has his ability tooltips.

Matchmaking Notifications

  • New updated tooltip for LPQ people: "You have been placed into the low-priority pool, as you are among the most highly reported players in the DOTA community. Please try to be more respectful of other players in the future to avoid subsequent low-priority penalties."

Custom Games

  • This lobby requires the custom game <name>
  • This lobby requires the custom game <name>. Subscribe to this game mode and download it now?

Miscellaneous

  • Standins now have a special tag in the player info slot.
  • Party leaders can now take their entire party to a private lobby automatically.
  • The timing formats used in the client are expanded. Now there is support for 12h and 24h markers and date including day of the week.
  • Some Workshop related strings to suit the changes mentioned on the changelog.
  • There is now a button to Mute All Chat.
  • New strings to categorize tournaments under different categories such as Amateur, Professional, Premium and their respective regions.

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Dota 2 Store

  • Added new league bundles:

Balkan Championship contains:

Defense of the Australians Season 3 contains:

Dota 2 Champion's League Season 3 contains:

ESL Brazil Rei de Mesa contains:

Korea Dota League Season 2 contains:

Megalodon Cup Season 2 contains:

The Summit contains:

  • Added new pack:

Contains: