Dota 2 Update Version 7.19b out Now on Steam – Heroes Nerfed

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Dota 2’s latest update has nerfed a lot of heroes in the game. The changes came after the conclusion of the biggest tournament in Dota 2; The International. It is clear that Icefrog and the rest of the developers want to shake things up to not let things go stale.

Twenty of the top 25 heroes that were played with at The International were hit with changes that are mostly nerfs. To be precise, the winners of The Internationals, OG, played with Anathan “Ana” Pham on Spectre, which were seen to have a 54% winrate overall at the event; now, Spectre’s non-ultimate abilities are seeing some debuffs.

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There is a lot more in this patch and how it will affect your gameplay. Read the full patch notes below for full details.

General Updates

  •  Buyback respawn time penalty changed from +25% of remaining time to +25s always
  • Level 2 XP requirement changed from 200 to 230 (in a scenario where Team A gets 2 melee denies per wave, and team B gets 1 melee deny per wave: Team A wave requirement for level 2 increases from 2 waves to 3 waves. Team B wave requirement remains at 3 waves. Total XP needed for other levels unchanged. )
  • Glyph is now on cooldown until the 3 minute timer in-game

Items Update

  • Stout Shield: Damage block for melee heroes increased from 18 to 20
  • Ring of Aquila: Bonus damage reduced from 10 to 7
  • Mekansm: Heal increased from 250 to 275
  • Guardian Greaves: Heal increased from 250 to 275
  • Urn of Shadows: Heal rate reduced from 35 to 30
  • Spirit Vessel: Heal rate reduced from 35 to 30
  • Spirit Vessel: Movement speed bonus reduced from 30 to 20
  • Scythe of Vyse: Manacost increased from 100 to 250
  • Phase Boots: Speed bonus on ranged heroes reduced from 16% to 13%
  • Phase Boots: Instant turn ra te is now a melee only feature


  • Alchemist: Greevil’s Greed bounty rune multiplier rescaled from 3.5x to 2/2.5/3/3.5x
  • Bloodseeker: Bloodrage heal rate reduced from 19/21/23/25% to 16/19/22/25%
  • Broodmother: Base agility reduced by 3
  • Chen: Penitence duration reduced from 8 to 5/6/7/8
  • Clinkz: Base strength reduced by 2
  • Crystal Maiden: Crystal Nova manacost increased from 130/140/150/160 to 130/145/160/175
  • Dark Willow: Shadow Realm damage reduced from 120/200/280/360 to 90/180/270/360
  • Dark Willow: Cursed Crown cast point increased from 0.1 to 0.2
  • Drow Ranger: Base agility reduced from 26 to 19 (base damage unchanged)
  • Drow Ranger: Agility gain increased from 1.9 to 2.2
  • Drow Ranger: Base attack animation time improved from 0.7 to 0.65
  • Enchantress: Base movement speed reduced by 15
  • Gyrocopter: Base agility reduced by 5 (base damage and armor unchanged)
  • Huskar: Base damage reduced from 42-51 to 40-45
  • Huskar: Level 10 Talent increased from +175 Health to +225
  • Io: Spirits cooldown from 20/18/16/14 to 26/22/18/14
  • Io: Level 10 Talent reduced from +25% XP to +20%
  • Mirana: Level 15 Talent reduced from +100 Leap Attack Speed to +80
  • Nature’s Prophet: Base damage reduced by 3
  • Necrophos: Agility rescaled from 15 + 1.2 to 12 + 1.3
  • Necrophos: Base movement speed reduced by 5
  • Phantom Lancer: Level 25 Talent reduced from -7s Doppelganger CD to -6s
  • Silencer: Arcane Curse manacost increased from 75/95/115/135 to 105/115/125/135
  • Spectre: Spectral Dagger linger duration reduced from 2 to 1
  • Spectre: Dispersion max reflection range reduced from 1000 to 700
  • Spectre: Desolate single hero range check increased from 325 to 375
  • Tiny: Tree Grab manacost increased from 20/30/40/50 to 50
  • Tiny: Avalanche cooldown increased from 20/19/18/17 to 23/21/19/17
  • Ursa: Overpower manacost increased from 45/55/65/75 to 75
  • Vengeful Spirit: Wave of Terror cooldown increased from 10 to 16/14/12/10
  • Weaver: The Swarm manacost increased from 70/80/90/100 to 110
  • Wraith King: Wraithfire Blast cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8 to 14/12/10/8

Feel free to use the comments section below and tell us what you think of the latest update with the nerfed Heroes.

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