Dota 2. Patch - 6.82c. Meta-Nerf

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A few heroes got minor fixes and tweaks for balancing purposes, so they won't be too strong anymore

It seems to be time to readjust again, as another patch is lurking around the corner. Earlier today, Valve revealed a set of patchnotes in a rather unspectacular manner.

Apparently, our beloved amphibian deemed the gold and experience bounties still too high, as he lowers them significantly in case only a few heroes are taking part in a kill. This was most likely to counter the still high rewards, as you were capable of getting close to 2k gold out of a single kill later on.


Furthermore, the buyback cooldown is now increased to 7 minutes, which will punish teams heavier for dying. Although this could in theory result in longer games, it also broadens the window of opportunity for the opposing team to end the game.

A few heroes got minor fixes and tweaks for balancing purposes, so they won't be too strong anymore. Death Prophet, Brewmaster and Faceless Void all seem to be too popular, despite their nerfs in the last patches, so Icefrog decided to up their cooldowns or cast times a bit.


Razor might also receive a bit less attention now, after his static link is a lot weaker on lower levels.


However, it is Terrorblade, who received a rather huge nerf to counter his insane mobility and farming skills, as his illusions take more damage while his movement speed got slightly reduced.


* Buyback cooldown increased from 6 to 7 minutes
* AoE Gold NWFactor reduced from 0.06/0.06/0.05/0.04/0.03 to 0.05/0.05/0.05/0.04/0.03
* AoE XP XPFactor reduced from 0.3/0.3/0.2/0.15/0.12 to 0.23/0.23/0.2/0.15/0.12


* Ethereal Blade projectile speed increased from 1100 to 1200


* Bloodrage now only amplifies for half of the value when the dealer and the receiver are over 2200 range apart


* Primal Split cast time increased from 0.4 to 0.65 seconds
* Primal Split delay after cast time (while invulnerable) reduced from 0.85 to 0.6 seconds

 Death Prophet:

* Crypt Swarm damage rescaled from 100/175/250/300 to 75/150/225/300
* Exorcism cooldown increased from 135 to 145

 Faceless Void:

* Chronosphere cooldown increased from 120/100/80 to 130/110/90

 Naga Siren:

* Song of the Siren cast point increased from 0.65 to 0.8 seconds


* Guardian Angel no longer provides HP Regeneration

 Phantom Lancer:

* Juxtapose max illusions reduced from 6/8/10 to 5/7/9


* Eye of the Storm Scepter interval increased from 0.55/0.45/0.35 to 0.6/0.5/0.4
* Static Link cooldown increased from 25 to 32/30/28/26

 Skywrath Mage:

* Mystic Flare damage is now dealt over 2.4 seconds instead of 2.2 seconds
* Ancient Seal cooldown increased from 11 to 14


* Haunt illusion outgoing damage decreased from 40% to 30%
* Spectre movement speed reduced from 295 to 290


* Metamorphosis movement speed reduced from 315 to 290
* Conjure Image damage intake increased from 300% to 425%
* Sunder no longer interrupts the target
* Sunder cast range increased from 250 to 325


* Flaming Fists damage type changed from Magical to Pure (pierces Spell Immunity)
* Flaming Fists damage reduced from 100/150/200 to 80/115/150


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