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Valve releases 7.06e in wake of TI7 qualifiers

It’s no small deal.

(Official artwork via Dota 2 blog/Valve)

Valve — and presumably Dota 2 lead developer IceFrog — have released a “letter patch,” 7.06e, on Monday, just days after the qualifiers for The International 7.

Approximately 39 heroes got at least one stitch this patch, with many talents getting buffs and nerfs, though most heroes are looking stronger than they were going in. Three items were affected: Veil of Discord, Bloodthorn, and Heaven’s Halberd, all of which were sadly hit with the nerf stick. Plus, junglers will be excited to see an uptick in their riches, as neutral creep bounties have increased 10%.

Check out the changes below:

Can’t tell what harms or hurts, or just want an indicator of whether your favorite hero’s been destroyed or saved? We’ve added an indicator of obvious nerfs (-) or buffs (+) to each change, and a (/) to ones that aren’t immediately clear or one way or the other (i.e. complete talent swaps).

Non-Hero Changes:

Map/Jungle:

  • Neutral small camps gold bounty increased by 10% (+)

Items:

  • Veil of Discord: Recipe cost increased from 400 to 500 (-)
  • Bloodthorn: Critical Strike damage reduced from 1.45x to 1.4x (-)
  • Heaven's Halberd: Disarm duration on ranged heroes reduced from 5.5 to 5 (-)

Hero Changes

Alchemist:

  • Base Agility increased from 11 to 16 (+)
  • Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier increased from 2x to 2.5x (+)

Arc Warden:

  • Turn rate improved from 0.4 to 0.6 (+)

Batrider:

  • Flaming Lasso cooldown increased from 90/75/60 to 100/80/60 (-)

Brewmaster:

  • Fire brewling health increased from 1200 to 1300 (+)
  • Level 10 Talent changed from +30 Attack Speed to +30 Damage (/)
  • Level 25 Talent changed from +120 Damage to +140 Attack Speed (/)

Broodmother:

  • Level 20 Talent from +12 Spiders Attack Damage to +14 (+)

Bristleback:

  • Base damage reduced by 4 (-)

Chen:

  • Hand of God Heal increased from 225/325/425 to 225/350/475 (+)
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +90 Gold/Min to +120 (+)

Clockwerk:

  • Battery Assault manacost increased from 75 to 100 (-)
  • Base damage reduced by 3 (-)

Dark Seer:

  • Surge cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9 to 13/12/11/10 (-)

Enchantress:

  • Nature's Attendants manacost reduced from 125/140/155/170 to 125 (+)

Io:

  • Spirits manacost increased from 120/130/140/150 to 150 (-)

Legion Commander

  • Press The Attack cast range reduced from 800 to 700 (-)

Leshrac:

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +15% (+)
  • Pulse Nova damage increased from 100/130/160 to 100/140/180 (+)

Lifestealer:

  • Strength gain reduced from 3.3 to 3.1 (-)

Lina:

  • Dragon Slave damage reduced from 110/180/250/320 to 85/160/235/310 (-)
  • Level 25 Talent from +40/4% Fiery Soul to +35/3% (-)

Luna:

  • Level 10 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +20 (+)
  • Level 20 Talent from +10% Magic Resistance to +15% (+)

Lycan:

  • Howl cooldown increased from 55/50/45/40 to 60/55/50/45 (-)

Monkey King:

  • Boundless Strike cooldown reduced from 25 to 22 (+)
  • Wukong's Command Attack Interval improved from 1.6 to 1.4 (+)

Morphling:

  • Base Attack Time improved from 1.55 to 1.5 (+)

Naga Siren:

  • Base health regen increased from 0.5 to 1.5 (+)

Nightstalker:

  • Base Intelligence reduced from 16 to 13 (-)
  • Hunter In The Night cooldown increased from 26/22/18/14 to 30/26/22/18 (+)

Nyx Assassin:

  • Movement Speed reduced from 305 to 300 (-)

Ogre Magi:

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +8% Magic Resistance to +12% (+)
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +250 Health to +350 (+)
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +25 Movement Speed to +30 (+)

Phantom Lancer

  • Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 2.8 (+)

Phoenix:

  • Level 10 Talent from +175 Health to +200 (+)

Puck:

  • Base Armor reduced by 1 (-)

Pugna:

  • Level 25 Talent increased from +150 Nether Blast Damage to +200 (+)

Queen of Pain:

  • Base Damage reduced by 4 (-)
  • Level 25 Spell Lifesteal reduced from 70% to 60% (-)

Razor:

  • Agility gain reduced from 2.0 to 1.8 (-)

Sand King:

  • Caustic Finale timer damage from 45/65/85/110 to 20/50/80/110 (-)

Shadow Demon:

  • Base Strength increased from 19 to 21 (+)
  • Demonic Purge cooldown reduced from 50 to 40 (+)

Sniper:

  • Agility gain increased from 2.5 to 2.7 (+)

Spectre:

  • Base Strength increased from 19 to 20 (+)
  • Level 15 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +25 (+)

Sven:

  • Warcry cooldown increased from 32/26/20/14 to 34/28/22/16 (-)

Tiny:

  • Toss can now throw units to Spell Immune enemies (+)

Venomancer:

  • Strength gain reduced from 2.15 to 1.9 (-)

Visage:

  • Grave Chill mana cost reduced from 100 to 90 (+)

Windranger:

  • Windrun manacost reduced from 75 to 60 (+)

Winter Wyvern:

  • Cold Embrace base health regen increased from 20 to 25 (+)
  • Arctic Burn slow increased from 19/26/33/40% to 22/28/34/40% (+)