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Dota patch 7.19 makes small but drastic balancing measures

It’s not a lot in numbers, but it’s a lot in impact.

Feast of the Glutton’s Larder loading screen, for the set for Broodmother.
Tinek for Dota 2

The Summit 9 concluded Sunday night, and apparently Valve had their eyes on the event. The development team behind Dota 2 dropped a patch immediately after the event ended, and with less than a month to go before The International, it’s clear they’re serious about getting the game in a watchable state for fans before the massive annual tournament. (We’ll see how the pros feel about that when the matches actually start.)

We’re not sure if this is the last patch, but it certainly is a patch, and indeed a patch very close to The International with many huge changes to mostly heroes. Fans that play in public matches will be glad to know that Nimbus’s radius got kicked down by 50 units, which is about 100 units taken off total, given radius is a half. Necrophos also got some nerfs, and Pudge’s Meat Hook must be used sparingly in the early game with a huge cooldown increase.

Plus, daily heroes aren’t as “broken” anymore as they only get one mango instead of two, likely to the joy of some pros.

Did your favorite hero to watch or play get changed? Check out the full change log below!

General Gameplay

  • Daily Bonus Hero changed from 2 Mangoes to 1
  • Added 2 trees near the cliff area below the Dire primary jungle shrine


  • Abaddon:
    Mist Coil manacost reduced from 50/60/70/80 to 50
  • Ancient Apparition:
    Ice Vortex manacost reduced from 80/90/100/110 to 65/80/95/110
  • Bloodseeker:
    Level 25 Talent reduced from +20% Max Thirst and Damage to +18%
    Thirst bonus rescaled from 16/24/32/40 to 7/18/29/40
  • Broodmother:
    Spin Web movement speed reduced from 40/50/60/70% to 25/40/55/70%
    Spin Web charge replenish rate increased from 40 to 45 seconds
  • Centaur:
    Base strength increased by 2
  • Crystal Maiden:
    Crystal Nova manacost increased from 100/120/140/160 to 130/140/150/160
  • Drow Ranger:
    Base strength reduced by 1
  • Enchantress:
    Nature’s Attendants manacost increased from 110/120/140/150 to 170/160/150/140
  • Juggernaut:
    Blade Fury damage increased from 80/105/130/150 to 90/115/140/160
  • Necrophos:
    Reaper’s Scythe Scepter cooldown increased from 55/40/25 to 60/50/40
    Ghost Shroud self magic resistance reduction increased from 30% to 40%
    Reaper’s Scythe cast point increased from 0.5 to 0.55
  • Ogre Magi:
    Fireblast damage increased from 55/110/165/220 to 60/120/180/240
  • Outworld Devourer:
    Sanity’s Eclipse damage multiplier increased from 8/9/10 to 9/10/11
    Essence Aura mana bonus increased from 125/200/275/350 to 150/250/350/450
  • Phantom Lancer: Juxtapose Illusion incoming damage increased from 500% to 600%
    Base intelligence reduced by 2
  • Phoenix:
    Level 15 Talent reduced from +60 Fire Spirits DPS to +50
  • Puck:
    Waning Rift silence duration increased from 1.5/2/2.5/3 to 2/2.5/3/3.5
  • Pudge:
    Meat Hook cooldown increased from 17/15/13/11 to 27/22/17/12
  • Pugna:
    Base damage reduced by 2
  • Riki:
    Smoke Screen cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
  • Shadow Shaman:
    Base armor increased by 1
  • Sniper:
    Level 15 Talent increased from +25 Shrapnel DPS to +35
  • Sven:
    Base damage increased by 2
  • Templar Assassin:
    Psionic Traps damage reduced from 250/350/450 to 250/300/350
  • Timbersaw:
    Reactive Armor armor per stack increased from 1/1.2/1.4/1.6 to 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6
  • Treant Protector:
    Leech Seed manacost increased from 80/95/110/125 to 100/110/120/130
  • Visage:
    Gravekeeper’s Cloak minimum damage reduced from 50 to 40
  • Weaver:
    Base movement speed reduced from 280 to 275
  • Windranger:
    Windrun cooldown increased from 12 to 15/14/13/12
  • Winter Wyvern:
    Splinter Blast manacost increased from 90/110/130/150 to 105/120/135/150
  • Zeus:
    Nimbus radius reduced from 500 to 450