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Version History[edit]

  • Reduced Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune gold growth per minute from 3 to 2.
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune
    • Now spawn every 5 minutes, instead of every 2. [?]
    • Now always grant gold to the team, instead of only the initial rune granting team gold. [?]
    • Reduced gold growth per minute from 4 to 3.
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune
    • Increased base gold from 50 to 60.
    • No longer grants experience. [?]
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune
    • The initial Bounty Runes now grant 40 gold to each player of the team, instead of 100 to the player that picks them up. [?]
    • [U] The initial Bounty Rune's gold value no longer scales like the following runes.
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune
    • Reduced base experience from 25 to 0.
    • Increased gold growth per minute from 2 to 4.
  • Reduced Arcane Rune minimap icon.png Arcane Rune mana cost reduction from 40% to 30%.
  • Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune
    • Reduced base experience from 50 to 25. [?]
    • Increased experience growth per minute from 5 to 7.
  • Regeneration Rune changed from 100/67 HP/MP to 6% Max HP/MP
  • [U] Arcane Rune now also reduces mana loss from mana burning and draining effects, and mana over time cost of abilities.
  • Runes can now be targeted and pulled by Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge's Meat Hook.
  • Powerup Runes now spawn different runes on both sides of the river after 40 minutes.
  • Regeneration Rune
    • Now gets dispelled by damage after all reductions, instead of before. [?]
    • Now only gets dispelled by player-based and Roshan-based damage, instead of any source.
    • No longer has a 20 minimum damage threshold to get dispelled.
    • No longer has a special rule for getting dispelled by regular attacks. [?]
  • Runes are now two different categories: Powerup Runes (Haste, Double Damage, etc.) and Bounty Runes.
    • They do not spawn at the start of the game.
  • Bounty Runes are no longer located in the River. Including the start of the game.
  • Powerup Rune spawns now occur at only one river location at a time.
  • Each of the four jungles now spawns a Bounty Rune every 2 minutes.
  • Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier rescaled from 3/4/5/6x to a constant 2x
  • Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle now only replenishes 2 charges when filled with a Bounty Rune.
    • Hero will auto-consume Bounty Runes if Bottle already has full charges.
  • Haste rune duration reduced from 25 to 22 seconds.
  • Initial Bounty Rune no longer gives 100 experience. [?]
  • Double Damage and Haste no longer have special rules for being dispelled by spell immunity.
  • Reduced Arcane Rune mana cost reduction from 50% to 40%.
  • Added Arcane Rune.
  • Moved the bottom rune up a little bit.
  • Double Damage now affects the unit which activates it, instead of all heroes under the player's control within a 500 radius around the unit which activates it.
  • Haste Rune duration reduced from 30 to 25.
  • Runes now have a higher hit box priority over units.
  • First rune spawns are now both Bounty Runes that are twice as effective (50/50 gold/xp to 100/100).
  • Added Bounty Rune.
  • Two runes now spawn in the river every two minutes. One of them will always be a Bounty Rune.
  • Runes are replaced every two minutes if they are not picked up.
  • Melee illusions created by a Rune of Illusion take 200% instead of 300% damage.
  • Runes will no longer spawn the same rune type 2 times in a row.
  • Runes now die to one attack.
  • Rune of Regeneration now expires once you reach max health and mana.
  • Added allied-only text message when an ally bottles or picks up a rune.
  • Illusion Rune: Now creates 2 images instead of 1, images deal a little less damage.
  • Reduced extra damage taken by rune illusions.
  • Changed durations of some power-ups (Haste 45->30, Illusion 60->75, Regen 45->30).
  • Illusion from runes lasts a little longer now (40->60).
  • New power-up.

Patch history[edit]

  • The gold over time from Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune now increases by 10 every 5 minutes, instead of by 1 every 30 seconds.
  • Added particle effects to the rune spawn spots to make them easier to see.
  • [U] Fixed rune spawn times and day-night-cycle offset in longer matches.
  • [U] Invisibility rune is now undispellable.
  • Added new sounds for each rune type.