Dota 2 got new 7.21c gameplay update today

Mar 03 2019 4 min read
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Valve developers released a new patch today. It’ll change the balance in the game. No, Mars isn’t there. And we also don’t know when he will be. Believe us, as soon as he is released, we’ll immediately inform you.

The popular heroes, who were often chosen by teams at MDL Macau 2019 (as well as at our Tug of War: Radiant tournament), they were slightly nerfed in the new patch. The main change was the experience earned while denying creeps - now you get 35% XP instead of 30%. Gold, collected with the help of the item, which could be seen in almost every match - Hand of Midas reduced from 180 to 160. What is a little strange - the increase in the recipe cost for Drum of Endurance. We cannot notice this item often in the current meta. Increasing the recipe cost can lead to its almost complete disappearance from the inventory. Ring of Aquila fate? We’ll see.

The remaining changes concerned heroes. For example, the popular Phantom Assassin, Viper, Ursa, Lifestealer, Elder Titan and Pangolier were “slowed down” a little. But the rarely appeared and almost forgotten Sniper, Riki, Abaddon, Alchemist, Mirana and Windranger, vice versa, were improved. We are waiting for these heroes at Stockholm Major in Sweden.

You can see the full list of changes below:


  • XP earned when being denied increased from 30% to 35%


Drum of Endurance

  • Recipe cost increased from 500 to 600

Hand of Midas

  • Gold bonus reduced from 180 to 160


  • Mist Coil damage/heal increased from 100/150/200/250 to 120/165/210/255


  • Acid Spray radius increased from 400/475/550/625 to 475/525/575/625

Ancient Apparition

  • Intelligence gain increased from 3 to 3.4

  • Ice Blast duration increased from 9/10/11 to 10/11/12

Bounty Hunter

  • Agility gain reduced from 3.1 to 2.6


  • Agility gain increased from 2.5 to 2.8

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Agility to +20


  • Divine Favor bonus damage reduced from 12/24/36/48 to 8/16/24/32

  • Divine Favor non-hero damage multiplier increased from 2x to 3x

Death Prophet

  • Silence cast point reduced from 0.5 to 0.4

  • Crypt Swarm manacost reduced from 105/120/140/165 to 85/110/135/160

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +150 Cast Range to +175

Elder Titan

  • Astral Spirit bonus damage from creeps reduced from 6/9/12/15 to 3/7/11/15


  • Impetus damage increased from 16/20/24% to 16/22/28%


  • Healing Ward movement speed reduced from 400 to 350


  • Tidebringer no longer provides a bonus on denies


  • Strength gain reduced from 3.2 to 2.9


  • Level 20 Talent increased from +25/2% Fiery Soul Per Stack to +30/2%

  • Level 20 Talent increased from +12% Spell Amplification to +14%


  • Eclipse max beams increased from 5/8/11 to 6/9/12


  • Strength gain reduced from 3.8 to 3.4


  • Intelligence gain increased from 2.1 to 2.6


  • Agility increased from 23 + 1.6 to 24 + 1.8

  • Strength gain increased from 1.6 to 1.8


  • Intelligence increased from 17 + 1.7 to 19 + 1.9

Monkey King

  • Mischief now makes you immune to damage briefly, rather than invulnerable


  • Strength gain increased from 2.6 to 3.0

Nature’s Prophet

  • Nature's Call treant damage reduced from 36 to 27/30/33/36


  • Lucky Shot no longer triggers off of Pangolier illusions

  • Lucky Shot slow reduced from 40% to 35%

Phantom Assassin

  • Agility gain reduced from 3.7 to 3.4

Phantom Lancer

  • Phantom Rush bonus agility increased from 9/18/27/36 to 11/22/33/44

Queen of Pain

  • Base intelligence increased by 3 (base damage unchanged)

  • Sonic Wave damage increased from 320/410/500 to 340/430/520


  • Base movement speed increased by 5

Sand King

  • Base intelligence increased by 3

Shadow Fiend

  • Base strength increased by 2

Shadow Shaman

  • Shackles cooldown increased from 10 to 16/14/12/10


  • Headshot damage increased from 20/50/80/110 to 30/60/90/120

  • Shrapnel charge replenish rate improved from 55 to 50

Spirit Breaker

  • Base health regen increased by 0.75

Storm Spirit

  • Electric Vortex no longer slows your hero


  • Strength gain reduced from 3.5 to 3.2


  • Remote Mines cooldown reduced from 10 to 8

Templar Assassin

  • Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 2.8

  • Refraction bonus damage increased from 20/40/60/80 to 25/50/75/100


  • Strength gain reduced from 3.8 to 3.5

Troll Warlord

  • Level 20 talent reduced from +50 damage to +40


  • Movement speed reduced by 5


  • Agility gain reduced from 3.3 to 2.8

  • Nethertoxin aoe damage no longer stacks with itself

  • Nethertoxin manacost increased from 75 to 70/80/90/100

  • Poison Attack slow reduced from 25/30/35/40% to 10/20/30/40%


  • Shackleshot cooldown reduced from 18/16/14/12 to 16/14/12/10

  • Focus Fire attack speed increased from 400 to 425


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