Riki, Drow, Axe, Juggernaut and many more nerfed with the 6.88E patch

Oct 03 2016 2 min read
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While we are still waiting for the 6.89 patch to come, Dota 2 receive today a game play update, 6.88E bringing substantial nerfs to a lot of the current meta heroes.

Beside the actual abilities nerfs, two items heavily used by carries got their stats reduced:

  • Dragon Lance strength reduced from 14 to 13
  • Diffusal Blade cooldown increased from 2 to 4
  • Mirana’s Starstorm Scepter cooldown increased from 8 to 9

For the core heroes that are constantly played in both officials and pubs, the most important nerfs are as follows:

Drow Ranger:
Base damage reduced by 4

Outworld Devourer:
Base armor reduced by 1.5

Base damage reduced by 2

Counter Helix damage reduced from 90/120/150/180 to 75/110/145/180

Base strength reduced by 1   

Faceless Void got his Time Dilation reworked to freeze abilities that are on cooldown, rather than also affecting abilities cast afterwards, while the slow / frozen ability was increased from 8% to 10%.

Two support heroes got substantially nerfed as well, Oracle getting his base damage reduced by 6 and Shadow Demon’s initial damage of Shadow Poison getting reduced from 50 to 26/34/42/50.

Riki and Kunkka, played in pro games as support/utility heroes and in pubs as full yolo carries got also nerfed as follows:

Smokescreen slow reduced from 25% to 19/21/23/25%

Torrent damage reduced from 120/180/240/300 to 75/150/225/300

The only support hero who got buffed is Keeper of the Light, however the Mana Leak spam from level one will not be possible anymore.

Keeper of the Light:

  • Mana Leak mana cost increased from 75 to 150
  •  Illuminate radius increased from 350 to 375
  •  Blinding Light knockback distance increased from 400 to 525

The 6.88E game play update is already live and the full list of changes can be found here.



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