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Changelog 6.68
* Added a new hero (Wisp)

Hero Class: Guardian Wisp
Hero Name: Io

Range: 525
Movement Speed: 295
Hero Type: Strength
Starting Armor: 0
Starting Damage: 33-42

Agility: 14 + 1.6
Strength: 17 + 1.9
Intelligence: 23 + 1.7


Tether:
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Io tethers himself to an allied unit, granting both units bonus movement speed. Any enemy units that contact the tether will be stunned. The tether will break if it stretches beyond 900 units. Lasts 12 seconds.

Movement Bonus: 20/25/30/35%
Stun Duration: 1.25/1.5/1.75/2.0

Cooldown: 12
Manacost: 40

If you try to tether a unit that is a outside its range (by up to 900) Io will latch on and pull himself closer to the unit.

Tether transfers other states on the hero to the allied unit. This includes Overcharge, Relocate and any time you regenerate hp/mp.

Note: Has a sub ability that lets you break the tether.

Credit: Based on Tether from http://www.playdota.com/forums/215750/intel-sentinel-io-aurora-wisp/

Ability Code: A1TA


Spirits:
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Io summons 5 ancient Spirits over the course of 6 seconds; the Spirits dance around Io in a circle to protect him. If an enemy hero moves close enough to touch a Spirit, the Spirit releases its life energy in a burst, damaging and slowing all enemies in a 300 area of effect. Non hero units only take minor damage upon touching a spirit and do not cause them to explode.

You have two sub abilities. One to move them outwards and one to call them back in. You can stop them at any distance by toggling the ability order.

Damage per Spirit: 25/50/75/100
Slow: 30%

Cooldown: 14
Manacost: 120/130/140/150

Ability Code: A1T8


Overcharge:
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Io draws on more energy than he can safely handle, granting him bonus attack speed, but draining 2.5% of his current HP and MP per second. If Io is tethered to an ally the bonus attack speed is also granted to that ally.

This is a toggle ability.

Attack Speed: 60/80/100/120

Note: This bonus affects a tethered unit as well.

Ability Code: A1VO


Relocate:
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Io temporarily relocates himself, along with any tethered hero, to the target location for 12 seconds.

There is a casting delay and the enemy has visual indicators on the minimap and the world of the teleport before it happens.

Cast Delay: 2.5/2.25/2.0
Cooldown: 80/60/40
Manacost: 100

Note: If an allied hero is Tethered, that hero will teleported along with you. You can break the tether at any time to prevent that hero from returning back with you. -disablehelp is available for this ability.

Ability Code: A1TB


* Added a new hero (Thrall)

Hero Class: Far Seer
Hero Name: Thrall

Range: 600
Movement Speed: 300
Hero Type: Intelligence
Starting Armor: 1
Starting Damage: 49-53

Agility: 15 + 1.4
Strength: 19 + 1.9
Intelligence: 22 + 2.5


Thunder Strike:
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Thrall curses the target to be struck by thunder 3 times over 4 seconds. Foes nearby the victim will also be damaged.

Damage per strike: 50/75/100/125
Secondary AOE: 200

Cooldown: 16
Manacost: 100/110/120/130

Ability Code: A1TV


Glimpse:
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Thrall forces the target back to it's previous position through a psionic rift. Sends the unit to where it was 4 seconds ago.

Cast Range: 600/1000/1400/1800

Cooldown: 60/50/40/30
Manacost: 160/130/100/70

Note: The glimpse effect has some travel time, the target isn't instantly moved back.
Credit: Based on Glipse from http://www.playdota.com/forums/242499/int-sent-sephael-spirit-arbiter/

Ability Code: A1SW


Kinetic Field:
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Thrall summons a circular barrier of kinetic energy, keeping enemies from walking in or out of it. The barrier has an aoe of 300.

Has a 1.2 second cast delay before the field is fully formed.

Duration: 2.5/3/3.5/4 seconds

Cooldown: 14
Cast Range: 900
Manacost: 70

Ability Code: A1SU


Static Storm:
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Creates an area of electric instability which damages and silences enemies in the area. The effect starts off weak and then intensifies over 5 seconds, dealing increasing amounts of damage, before disappearing.

Final DPS: 170/210/250
AOE: 375
Manacost: 125/175/225
Cooldown: 60

Note: The damage starts off slow and ramps up continuously until it reaches the max

Ability Code: A1U6




* Added a new hero (Eredar)

Hero Class: Shadow Demon
Hero Name: Eredar

Range: 500
Movement Speed: 295
Hero Type: Intelligence
Starting Armor: 3
Starting Damage: 53-57

Agility: 18 + 2.2
Strength: 17 + 1.9
Intelligence: 26 + 2.7



Disruption:
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Eredar banishes the target to a dimensional pocket for 2.5 seconds, removing it from play for the duration. Upon return two images of the target are created under Eredar's control which last for 6 seconds.

Displacement duration: 2.5 seconds
Illusion Outgoing Damage: 30/40/50/60%
Illusion Incoming Damage: 150%
Illusion Duration: 6 seconds

Cast Range: 700
Manacost: 75
Cooldown: 16

Note: Can target enemy, ally or self.

Ability Code: A1S8


Soul Catcher:
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Ererdar lays a curse on an area; one random enemy unit in the area is afflicted with the curse, causing it to take increased damage for 12 seconds.

Damage Amplification: 20/30/40/50%

AOE: 500
Cast Range: 600
Manacost: 50
Cooldown: 13

Ability Code: A1SB


Shadow Poison:
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Eredar casts forth a shadowy poison which deals 50 damage and afflicts all it touches for 10 seconds. If a unit is affected again in this duration, the toxin will be renewed and amplified exponentially. At the end of the duration, the shadow poison deals extra damage for each time it affected the victim. You have small vision over affected heroes.


Each stack increases the damage it would deal exponentially, up to 4 stacks.

Examples:
Level 1 Per stack: 20/40/80/160 + 50 each further stacks
Level 2 Per stack: 35/70/140/280 + 50 each further stacks
Level 3 Per stack: 50/100/200/400 + 50 each further stacks
Level 4 Per stack: 65/130/260/520 + 50 each further stacks

AOE: 150
Travel Distance: 1500

Cooldown: 3
Manacost: 50

Note: This has a sub ability to let you release the poison at any time.

Ability Code: A1S4


Demonic Purge:
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Eredar casts a powerful demonic purge on a target enemy, removing all positive buffs. The purged target slowly regains its movement speed over 4 seconds. At the end of the purge the target takes damage.

Damage: 200/300/400

Cooldown: 50
Manacost: 200

Ability Code: A1SA



* Added a new hero (Gyrocopter)

Hero Class: Gyrocopter
Hero Name: Aurel Vlaicu

Range: 375
Movement Speed: 305
Hero Type: Agility
Starting Armor: 2
Starting Damage: 41-51

Agility: 24 + 2.4
Strength: 18 + 1.8
Intelligence: 23 + 2.1


Rocket Barrage:
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Gyrocopter unleashes a massive salvo of rockets, striking random units in a 400 aoe. Fires 30 rockets over 3 seconds.

Damage per rocket: 10/12/14/16

Cooldown: 6.5
Manacost: 90

Note: The rockets can only hit units you have vision over.

Ability Code: A1SO


Homing Missile:
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The Gyrocopter launches a homing missile that will follow the target until it impacts. The missile is inactive for 3 seconds upon launch and then begins slowly accelerating towards the target. Stuns the target for 2.5 seconds and deals damage based on how much it traveled. The missle can be destroyed by 3 attacks from a hero or tower.

Maximum damage is dealt at 2000 distance traveled (does not increase beyond that distance)

Maximum Damage: 100/200/300/400
Stun Duration: 2.5

Cooldown: 20/18/16/14
Manacost: 120/130/140/150
Cast Range: 900

Notes: Towers do half damage. Enemy has vision over the rocket once it starts moving.

Ability Code: A1SQ


Flak Cannon:
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The Gyrocopter enables all of its cannons, allowing its attacks to strike all enemies in a 800 aoe. Lasts for a limited number of attacks or 15 seconds. Does not work with illusions.

Your attack range is still limited to 375 range.

Attacks: 3/4/5/6
Manacost: 50
Cooldown: 20

Ability Code: A1TW


Call Down:
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The Gyrocopter launches two missiles at the targeted area. The first missile strikes in 2 seconds, followed by the second missile at 4 seconds. Enemies in the area when a missile strikes are damaged and slowed.

Primary Missle Damage: 250/300/350
Primary Missle Slow: 20%
Primary Missle Slow Duration: 2

Secondary Missle Damage: 100/150/200
Secondary Missle Slow: 50%
Secondary Missle Slow Duration: 3

Cast Range: 1000

AOE: 400
Cooldown: 55/50/45
Manacost: 125

Note: The visual warning indicator is visible for allies only. The enemies can see the rockets fly out of you though.

Ability Code: A1T5




Alchemist
- Unstable Concoction manacost from 90 to 120
- Unstable Concoction damage rescaled from 150/200/250/300 to 120/180/240/300

Anti-Mage
- Spell Shield increased from 10/20/30/40 to 15/25/35/45

Axe
- Battle Hunger now slows the target by 8% until it runs out or kills another unit

Bane Elemental
- Brain Sap cooldown from 20 to 16
- Fiend's Grip Scepter upgrade now drains 10% mana per second instead of 5%

Blood Seeker
- Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 3.0

Bounty Hunter
- Jinada cooldown from 21/16/11/6 to 15/12/9/6
- Track now gives 50 bonus bounty to all units affected by the track aura of that target
- Track bonus gold is treated as Reliable Gold

Broodmother
- Armor decreased by 2

Chaos Knight
- Reality Rift manacost increased from 50 to 70
- Starting str decreased by 4 and increased base damage by 4 to keep it constant

Clockwerk
- Armor increased by 1
- Battery Assault damage increased from 10/30/50/70 to 15/35/55/75
- Hookshot cooldown rescaled from 80/60/40 to 70/55/40

Dirge
- Tombstone cast range increased from 250 to 600

Doom Bringer
- LVL? Death mana cost rescaled from 85/105/125/145 to 110
- Scorched Earth mana cost increased from 60 to 60/65/70/75
- Scorched Earth movement speed bonus reduced from 20% to 16%
- Starting intelligence reduced from 16 to 13

Drow Ranger
- No longer has full night vision (same as the other heroes now, 800)

Invoker
- Strength gain increased from 1.4 to 1.7

Jakiro
- Macropyre travel range from 600/750/900 to 900

Juggernaut
- Healing Ward manacost rescaled from 140 to 80/100/120/140
- Healing Ward regeneration increased from 1/2/3/4% to 1/2/4/5%

Kaldr
- Armor reduced by 1
- Ice Blast cooldown from 44/32/20 to 45

Krobelus
- Carrion Swarm cooldown decreased from 9 base to 8 base (5->4 when fully upgraded)

Lanaya
- Psi Blades spill range from 320 to 320/340/360/380

Leoric
- Vampiric Aura lifesteal improved from 10/16/22/28% to 15/20/25/30%
- Reincarnation manacost increased from 100 to 140
- Reworked Hellfire Blast
Old Hellfire Blast:
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Stun Duration: 2
Damage: 100/150/200/250
Cooldown: 8
Manacost: 140


New Hellfire Blast:
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Ignites the target on fire, dealing damage over time. Stuns the target for a brief period followed by a movement speed reduction.

Stun Duration: 2
Slow Duration: 2
Slow Amount: 15%
Damage per second: 30/45/60/75
Cooldown: 8
Manacost: 140

Note: The dps duration is the full 4 seconds.

Ability Code: AHtb (same as before)


Leshrac
- Split Earth stun duration increased from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2 to a constant 2

Lich
- Movement speed increased by 10
- Starting damage rescaled from 37-56 to 42-51

Lina Inverse
- Laguna Blade level 1 cooldown from 150 to 120
- Light Strike Array cooldown from 8 to 7

Luna
- Eclipse now turns day into night for 10 seconds
- Lunar Blessing bonus damage increased from 6/12/18/24 to 8/16/24/32
- Lunar Blessing now always provides full night vision

Medusa
- Movement speed decreased from 300 to 290
- Strength gain decreased from 1.85 to 1.65

Furion
- Teleport now has a tp scroll style indicator displayed for your allies
- Agility increased from 15 + 1.5 to 18 + 1.9

Meepo
- Movement speed increased from 300 to 305
- Poof manacost from 140/120/100/80 to 80

Naix
- Base damage improved by 5
- Casting Open Wounds no longer loses attack focus

Nerubian Weaver
- Shukuchi now has a 0.25 second fade time
- The Swarm manacost increased from 75 to 100
- The Swarm vision reduced from to 500 to 250

Nightstalker
- Base damage increased by 10
- Crippling Fear's miss chance from 10/20/30/40% to 40%

Ogre Magi
- Int gain increased from 1.9 to 2.4
- Fireblast rescaled from 75/125/175/275 to 80/145/210/275 (146745)
- Multi Cast manacost increase for Firebalst rescaled from 30/80/110 to 30/70/110 (146745)

Obsidian Destroyer
- Astral Imprisonment no longer causes the target to lose vision over that area
- Added Aghanim's Scepter to Obsidian Destroyer (along with a new visual effect)

Damage Multiplier from 8/9/10 to 9/10/11 and cast range from 600/650/700 to 700/750/800

Ability Code: A1VW


Omni Knight
- Movement speed increased by 5

Pandarean Brewmaster
- Drunken Haze slow increased from 10/14/18/22 to 14/18/22/26

Priestess of the Moon
- Moonlight Shadow's cooldown rescaled from 160 to 180/160/140,
- Moonlight Shadow's duration rescaled from 7/9/11 to 11.

Puck
- Illusory Orb cooldown decreased from 15 to 13

Pudge
- Flesh Heap is now retroactive (Meaning it keeps track of your kills and is always updating your str based on your current level of flesh heap)
- Reduced Flesh Heap aoe from 525 to 450
- Meat Hook damage type changed from physical to pure
- Meet Hook damage adjusted from 100/200/300/400 to 90/180/270/360

Queen of Pain
- Scream of Pain manacost rescaled from 140 to 110/120/130/140

Razor
- Static Link cooldown decreased from 45/40/35/30 to 35/30/25/20
- Added Aghanim's Scepter to Razor (along with a new visual effect)

Increases striking speed from 0.85/0.75/0.60 to 0.7/0.6/0.5 and can target structures. Does not reduce structure's armor.

Ability Code: A1UV



Sand King
- Armor increased by 1

Sniper
- Assassinate kills now give XP even if you are outside of range (208147)
- Night vision increased from 800 to 1000 (197918)

Spectre
- Desolate damage increased from 15/25/35/45 to 20/30/40/50
- Dispersion reflection increased from 5/10/15/20 to 10/14/18/22

Spirit Breaker
- Empowering haste from 4/6/8/10 to 6/8/10/12
- Aghanim's Scepter Nether Strike now also increases cast range (400/550/700->550/700/850)
- Charge of Darkness speed boost updates at smoother 0.5 intervals and displays a counter above your head (267094)
- Added a button to make it more obvious how to initiate the charge earlier. You can still use the old move method though. (193994)

Stealth Assassin
- Base agility increased by 10

Base damage and armor decreased to remain the same overall after the extra agility


Tauren Chieftain
- Natural Order aoe from 250 to 275

Techies
- Remote mines now detonate when killed (145024)

Terrorblade
- Soul Steal's secondary ability is now in the same position as the primary ability with the same hotkey (210124)

Tinker
- Armor increased by 1

Tiny
- Avalanche cooldown decreased from 20 to 17
- Toss cast range from 500/700/900/1100 to 700/900/1100/1300
- Added Aghanim's Scepter to Tiny

Can target trees to pick them up as weapons (same as Stone Giant from ladder). Makes your attack range longer, gives you bonus damage against buildings and 50% splash in a 300 aoe for 3 attacks. Adds an extra level of upgrade to your toss damage that your ultimate normally does.

Ability Code: A1VH


Vengeful Spirit
- Magic Missile manacost rescaled from 95/110/125/140 to 110/120/130/140

Venomancer
- Poison Sting slow from 10 to 11/12/13/14

Viper
- Added Aghanim's Scepter to Viper

Cast Range increased from 500 to 800 and cooldown from 80/50/30 to 12

Ability Code: A1UZ


Visage
- Gravekeeper's Cloak armor bonus rescaled from 2/3/4/5 armor per layer to 1/2/4/5 per layer
- Gravekeeper's Cloak magic resistance rescaled from 4/8/12/16% reduction per layer to 3/6/12/16 per layer
- Familiars maximum damage rescaled from 84/105/126 to 56/98/154
- Familiars cooldown from 160 to 180/160/140
- Soul Assumption's mana cost increased from 100 to 150

Warlock
- Fatal Bonds cooldown decreased from 30 to 25
- Added Aghanim's Scepter to Warlock

With Aghanim's Warlock calls down two golems. HP, Attack and Bounty of each is halved to be roughly the same total as before. Deals twice the impact damage and lands 0.3 seconds apart.

Ability Code: S00U


Zeus
- Arc Lightning cooldown from 2.5 to 2.25 seconds


* Added a new recipe item (Arcane Boots)

This item replaces Arcane Ring.

Arcane Boots:
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500 - Boots of Speed
1000 - Energy Booster

+65 Movement Speed
+250 Mana
Replenish Mana (Restores 135 mana to allies in 600 aoe, 45 cd, 25 manacost)
Can be Disassembled
Original Idea from: 245602


* Added new basic item (Orb of Venom)

Located at the secret shops and side shops

- Costs 600 Gold.
- Adds a poison effect to your attacks. Deals 3dps and lasts 3 seconds. 4% slow for ranged, 12% slow for melee.


Assault Cuirass
- Attack Speed decreased from 40% to 35%
- Aura Attack Speed increased from 15% to 20%

Animal Courier
- Price decreased from 200 to 170

Blade Mail
- Damage Return's duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds

Bloodstone
- Heal on wielder's death increased from 25 per charge to 30
- Now only loses a third of its charges on death (reduced from a half)

Buriza Do Kyanon
- Damage increased by 6 (to equal the total of crystalys and demon edge)

Cranium Basher
- Removed 25% chance to do 25 bonus damage (stun is still the same)
- Cranium Basher bonus damage increased from 30 to 40

Dust of Appearance
- Reduced AOE from 1250 to 1050

Ethereal Blade
- Removed Wraith Band from recipe (same bonuses still though)
- You can now target yourself

Eul's Scepter of Divinity
- Cast range increased from 600 to 700
- Added double click support for Euls (174341)

Eye of Skadi
- Orb of Venom added as a component. Final bonuses are the same as before.
- Recipe price decreased from 750 to 300

Heart of the Tarrasque
- Delay on regeneration reduced from 8 to 6 seconds

Maelstrom
- Recipe cost decreased from 900 to 800

Mekansm
- AoE of Restore increased from 450 to 750
- HP aura regen increased from 3 to 4

Quelling Blade
- Tree Chop cooldown decreased from 15 to 10

Sentry Wards
- Increased truesight vision from 800 to 950
- Reduced natural vision to just around itself

Urn of Shadows
- Heal no longer dispels from neutral creep damage
- Added a team notice when someone buys Urn of Shadows recipe

Vanguard
- HP bonus from 300 to 275


* Added a new gold mechanic to the game
"Reliable Gold" - Any bounty you get from hero kills or from the extra "aoe kill gold" bonus (feature from few patches ago) is added to your Reliable Gold pool.

"Unreliable Gold" - It is everything else (creep kills, neutrals, etc).

Dying can only take away gold from your Unreliable Gold pool and not from your Reliable Gold. Buying items uses up your Unreliable Gold first before using your Reliable Gold.

An example: You have 910 total gold (500 Unreliable, 410 Reliable). If you buy Boots of Speed, you'll have 410 total gold left (0 Unreliable, 410 Reliable). However, if you bought Chainmail, you would have 360 Reliable Gold left.

The process is seamless to the user, you won't have to do anything extra to make it work. Your total gold is still displayed in the same place. Your Reliable Gold is displayed in your scoreboard title.



This is a new experimental idea that may be adjusted and tweaked over time depending on feedback and results after it is released. As always, let me know anything you want to see in future versions.

Buyback uses reliable gold first. There are some other plans and ideas for buyback adjustments in the future but I would like to see these changes stabilize first before considering further stuff. There may also be some other changes related to the aoe bounty in the future but I want to take it slow one step at a time and see how this change is reflected in games first.


* Support gold bounty gained for kills is now displayed ontop of each hero (not a change to bounty, but revealing the "extra" area bounty that was added a few patches ago, 16775)
* Minor adjustment (+50) to the extra aoe XP bounty
* Lane creeps vision from 1400/800 to 1100/800
* Day-Night now cycles at 25% faster rate
* The autozoom restore function in -zm is increased to give extra time to temporarily zoom in
* Game now displays a message to your allies if you buy back
* Added a -ub (-Unban) game mode to override the default -cm changed hero restrictions. You use this in combination with cm, -ubcm
* Reworked the -CM Ban and Picks process

Instead of 4 bans and then 5 picks, now it is 3 bans and then 3 picks followed by 2 bans and 2 picks.

Old CM:
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Summary: 4 bans then 5 picks.

Ban Phase: Each team bans 4 heroes. 40 Seconds for each step.
Process: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1

Pick Phase: Each team then picks 5 heroes. 60 Seconds for each step.
Process: 1-2-2-2-2-1

60 seconds of extra time is provided in each team's time bank.

New CM:
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Summary: 3 bans then 3 picks then 2 bans then 2 picks.

Ban Phase #1: Each team bans 3 heroes. 30 seconds for each step
Process: 1-1-1-1-1-1

Pick Phase #1: Each team then picks 3 heroes. 50 seconds for each step.
Process: 1-2-2-1

Ban Phase #2: Each team then bans 2 heroes. 50 seconds for each step
Process: 1-1-1-1

Pick Phase #2: Each team then picks 2 heroes. 50 seconds for each step
Process: 1-1-1-1

90 seconds of extra time is provided in each team's time bank.


* Added death animation for Throne (82594)
* 4 new Courier models (222933)
* Added a Flying Courier morph ability (175819)
* Added Mini Viper and Snow Owl flying courier models (175819)
* Added a mini-goblin zeppelin flying courier model
* Added a new ability to the courier that drops all the items that do not belong to you to their respective CoPs and then gathers all items that are yours onto the courier.
* Changed the courier morph hotkey to G to avoid conflicts with the new ability
* Game now displays a message when an ally purchases Dust, Observer Wards, Sentry Wards or Gem
* Added -il as a shortcut for -invokelist (43834)
* Increased Anti-Backdoor regeneration rate
* Fixed some visual issues with ground textures of some scourge buildings (217304)
* Fixed some buff icon inconsistencies (218840)
* Added Hook and Arrow Accuracy information to replay data

"AA_Total"+PlayerID,Amount
"AA_Hits"+PlayerID,Amount
"HA_Total"+PlayerID,Amount
"HA_Hits"+PlayerID,Amount


* New visual effect for Vengeful Spirit's scepter
* New visual effect for Witch Doctor's Aghanim Scepter
* New visual effect Puck's Scepter (206094)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Axe (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Pudge (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Spiritbreaker (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Sand King (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Jakiro (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Night Stalker (264503)
* Added an Aghanim's visual effect for Earthshaker (166075)

* New Tidehunter hero story (244461)
* Added flavor text for Phase Boots (19010)

* Reworked when the visual effect is shown for Berserker's Blood (268354)
* Improved Chaos Bolt animation (247368)
* New Earthbind visual effect
* Added an extra visual effect for Nether Swap
* Added a visual damage indicator for Ethereal


Changelog 6.67c
* Fixed casting distance exploits with Skewer
* Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause everyone in the game gets a massive FPS drop for a minute
* Fixed Cleave/Anchor Smash from instantly killing Swarm creatures
* Various performance improvements when casting The Swarm
* Fixed Soul Steal channeling text in the tooltip
* Non-hero units now do half damage to The Swarm
* Commands like -test and -wtf are now restricted if there is a gamebot deciding the mode to be used
* Fixed a bug with lifesteal and The Swarm creatures
* Fixed a rare Mac issue with shared Soul Ring
* Added passive icon for Strygwyr's Thirst
* Added passive icon for Plague


Changelog 6.67b
* Fixed some important bugs from the last patch


Changelog 6.67

Axe
- Culling Blade Scepter CD reduced by 5 seconds

Beastmaster
- Greater Hawk bounty increased from 40 to 65 gold

Bone Fletcher
- Death Pact reworked
Death Pact:
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Kills a target unit and gains bonus damage and HP capacity based on that target's current health when killed.

HP: 50/60/70%
Damage: 6/7/8%
Buff Duration: 35
Manacost: 100
Cooldown: 45

Notes: This does not work like usual HP gain. This increases his current health and max health by a certain amount and when the duration runs out, his max HP drops but his current HP remains the same.


Bounty Hunter
- Tracked targets now have a visual effect above their head that is only shown to Bounty Hunter's allies. Neither the target nor any enemy can see it. (concept only: 102922)

Bristleback
- Warpath maximum stacks increased from 4 to 5

Centaur Warchief
- Return's damage reworked from 12.5/25/37.5/50 damage to attackers to 10+26/34/42/50% of your Strength as damage

Chen
- Test of Faith cooldown from 30 to 30/28/26/24

Clockwerk
- Power Cogs unit trapping code improved a little bit
- Hookshot Scepter CD from 20 to 15

Dirge
- Tombstone's HP increased from 150/300/450/600 to 200/400/600/800

Furion
- Sprout can now be cast at a target point (173567)

Huskar
- Inner vitality heal interval is smoother (same overall heal)

Jakiro
- Base armor increased by 2

Kaldr
- Cold Feet mana cost increased from 90/100/110/120 to 150

Kunkka
- Base armor decreased by 1

Leoric
- Vampiric Aura AoE increased from 600 to 900
- Reincarnation now costs a constant 100 manacost instead of 100/150/200

Leshrac
- Split Earth cast range increased from 650 to 750
- Diabolic Edict cooldown reduced from 30/28/26/24 to 22
- Visual effect now properly shows on Scourge towers
- Fixed Diabolic Edict considering invulnerable buildings as valid targets and wasting some hits

Lich
- Frost Nova's Level 4 cooldown from 9.25 to 8

Lina Inverse
- Fiery Soul Attack Speed buff from 20/30/40/50% to 30/40/50/60%
- Light Strike Array cooldown from 10 to 8

Luna
- Lunar Blessing reworked
Lunar Blessing:
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Provides all nearby allied heroes with constant bonus damage as well as extra night vision for your hero.

Night Vision: 250/500/750/1000
Bonus Damage: 6/12/18/24

Note: This only affects heroes.


Lycanthrope
- Howl hero bonus damage from 11/22/33/44 to 20/30/40/50 (unit bonus damage scaling remains 4/8/12/16)
- Howl duration from 16 to 12.
- Howl cooldown from 35 to 50/45/40/35.

Omni Knight
- Repel duration decreased from 5/10/15/20 duration to 6/8/10/12
- Repel cooldown decreased from 20 to 14
- Repel mana cost decreased from 60/70/80/90 to 50

Magnataur
- Reworked some of his abilities
- Removed Great Cleave
- Reworked Empower
- Added new ability (Skewer)

Empower:
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Ally or self castable buff. Temporarily provides Bonus Attack Damage (base damage only) and Cleave (for melee units)

Bonus Damage: 15/25/35/45%
Cleave: 15/25/35/45%
Duration: 30
Manacost: 40
Cooldown: 12

Skewer:
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Magnataur rushes forward, goring enemies on his massive tusks.
Hits up to two units max. Charges up to 800 range max. Units hit will be stuck with you until you reach your targeted point, at which point they will be slowed by 40% for 2 seconds.

Damage: 50/100/150/200
Manacost: 80
Cooldown: 45

AbilityCode [A1Q4]


Medusa
- Intelligence per level reduced from 2.25 to 1.85

Naix
- Open Wounds cooldown from 30/25/20/15 to 24/20/16/12

Nerubian Assassin
- Spiked Carapace replaced with Urna Swarm
- Impale damage reduced from 80/160/230/300 to 80/140/200/260

Nerubian Weaver
- New Ability
This ability replaces Urna Swarm.

The Swarm:
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Target a point. A large swarm of creatures (12) will move towards that direction, each latching onto an enemy unit that it comes into contact with. Each unit will only get latched onto by one creature maximum. The creatures that don't find a unit will just keep moving forward for a bit until they find something in that direction to latch onto. Visually it looks like the swarm is rushing forwards looking for unoccupied targets.

When a creature latches onto a unit, it will remain on that target until the creature is killed or its duration runs out. The creatures can be killed via attacks, but they require a certain number of attacks, regardless of damage, to get them off of you. Once they latch onto you, they slowly eat away at your armor and do minor damage. Again, they can be attacked while they are attacking you.

Attacks to kill: 4
Total Duration: 8/12/16/20
Time between attacks: 1.5 seconds
Damage per attack: 21/24/27/30
Armor loss per attack: 1

Cooldown: 36/33/30/27
Manacost: 75

Note: You have vision of your creatures, so if they are latched onto an enemy hero you will be able to see him (no truesight).

Note 2: The creatures fall off their target if it goes invisible.


AbilityCode [A1QW]


Phantom Lancer
- Juxtapose illusions now take 450% extra damage (up from 400%)

Puck
- Added Aghanims to Faerie Dragon (5->7 Dream Coil duration, +100 break damage, +50 manacost)

Pudge
- Flesh Heap death AoE increased from 400 to 525

Queen of Pain
- Shadow Strike duration damage increased from 10/20/40/50 to 15/30/45/60

Spirit Breaker
- Charge of Darkness stun duration improved from 1/1.5/2/2.5 to 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
- Charge of Darkness chargeup movement bonus standardized across all levels (now 15% each second). As before, magic immunity is gained when fully charged.
- Charge of Darkness movement bonus now lasts for 2 seconds after impact with target.
- Fixed the enemy seeing Spiritbreaker briefly on the minimap when Charge of Darkness is cast
- Fixed Spiritbreaker losing attack focus when you Greaterbash someone

Silencer
- Curse of the Silent now displays a buff indicator
- Game-wide sound gets muted when Global Silence is used (173422)

Slardar
- Amplify Damage duration reduced from 30 to 25 seconds
- Sprint duration reduced from 25 to 20
- Sprint cooldown reduced from 45 to 40
- Sprint bonus MS rescaled from 10/20/30/40% to 20/27/33/40%
- Sprint damage amp increased from 10% to 15%

Spectre
- Desolate's search AOE improved from 400 to 350

Storm Spirit
- Attack range lowered from 500 to 480

Sven
- Storm Bolt cooldown increased from 14 to 15

Techies
- Now gains XP for kills he gets with his remote mines or proximity mines if he is outside of the normal xp range.

Tiny
- Grow movement bonus per level increased from 5 to 10

Terrorblade
- Soul Steal Reworked
Soul Steal:
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Can target an enemy or allied unit. Tranfsers life away from you if cast on an ally and to you if cast on an enemy.
Not Channeling, ends if Link Range is broken.

HP Transfer: 20/40/60/80 HP/Sec
Duration: 5/6/7/8

Cast Range: 400
Link Range: 600
Manacost: 80
Cooldown: 16

Note: When casting it on an ally, you have a secondary ability that lets you interrupt it whenever you want.

AbilityCode [A1PH]


Tidehunter
- Ravage now has some travel time as it grows outwards

Rooftrellen
- Reworked Eyes in the Forest
Sentinel:
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Summons a Sentinel unit from the forests to the targeted point. The Sentinel is invisible to enemy units (revealed by truesight).



Sentinels have a small vision radius and can be instructed to defend the nearby area. When they are in Defense mode (special animation for this), their vision and invisibility cloak are removed and they automatically attack the nearest enemy unit that comes into their range.

Once a Sentinel attacks at an enemy unit, it returns to Watcher mode.

Watcher Vision: 500 (Does not grant truesight)

Defense Attack Range: 500
Defense Vision: Self only
Defense Ability: Attacks a random enemy unit within its aoe. The target takes 125/150/175/200 damage and becomes stunned for 1.5/1.75/2/2.25 seconds.

Sentinel Summon CD: 85/70/55/40
Sentinel Summon Manacost: 50
Sentinel Summon Cast Range: 900
Sentinel Summon Duration: 8 minutes

Sentinel HP: 300
Sentinel Bounty: 40 Gold

Sentinels can be killed by either attacks or spells. They can get hurt by AoE spells while they are invisible.

Note 1: The Sentinel is visible for a brief period as it is getting summoned

Note 2: You can see your Sentinels on the minimap

Note 3: Nature's Guise works with your Sentinels.


Secondary Ability - "Transform Sentinel":
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Toggles a target Sentinel between Watcher and Defense modes.
Cooldown: 10
Manacost: 20

This ability is on your hero. As such, you can only toggle/activate Sentinels once every 10 seconds. You can target a specific Sentinel or click at any point and it will find the closest one.


AbilityCode [A1G7]

Secondary Ability [A1QV]


Troll Warlord
- Berserker's Rage bash rebalanced from 5/5/10/10% chance for 2 seconds bash and 25/50/25/50 damage to 10% chance for 0.8/1.2/1.6/2 seconds bash and 20/30/40/50 damage

Vengeful Spirit
- Wave of Terror now reduces HP instead of dealing damage (same overall HP loss, but now does not disable clarity/dagger/etc)

Venomancer
- Poison Nova duration increased from 12 to 12/14/15/16 (Agh's) seconds

Zeus
- Static Field AoE increased from 800 to 900




Arcane Ring
- Armor bonus increased from 3 to 4

Armlet of Mordiggian
- Toggle cooldown from 10 to 5 seconds

Blades of Attack
- Cost decreased from 500 to 450

Bloodstone
- Bonus HP increased by 50 from 450/400 HP/MP to 500/400 HP/MP

Ethereal Blade
- New Recipe Item
Ethereal Blade
===============
Requires:
- Eaglehorn (3300)
- Ghost Scepter (1500)
- Wraith Band (460)

Provides:
+ 40 Agility
+ 10 Strength
+ 10 Intelligence

Ether Blast (Active)
Mana cost: 50
Cooldown: 35

Upon targeting an enemy hero, both your hero and the target get banished for 3 seconds. Target takes 2.5x your Agi in magic damage and is slowed by 30% for 3 seconds.

Note: Shares cooldown with Ghost Scepter


Dagon
- Recipe reduced from 1350 to 1300

Force Staff
- Cooldown decreased from 25 to 20

Headdress of Rejuvenation
- HP regen aura increased from 2 to 3

Mjollnir & Maelstrom
- Chance to proc lighting increased from 20->25% and adjusted the damage (same overall damage rates, just little more reliable)

Manta Style
- Recipe increased from 500 to 600

Necronomicon
- Summoned units are now able to attack Ancients

Sange
- Recipe decreased from 800 to 750

Satanic
- Unholy Rage activated lifesteal from 150 to 175%

Soul Ring
- New Recipe Item (180353)
Soul Ring:
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Requires:
-Ring of Regeneration (350)
-Sobi Mask (325)
-Recipe (125)

Provides:
+3 HP Regeneration (from ror)
+50% Mana Regeneration (from sobi)
Sacrifice(active)
Cooldown: 25
Duration: 10

Sacrifice Ability: Upon activation, you sacrifice 150 HP to temporarily gain MP. This action gives you 150 extra mana to use in the next 10 seconds. Any extra mana that isn't used from that bonus is lost after the duration is over. Any mana usage drains from your buffer mana first.


Yasha
- Recipe decreased from 800 to 750




* Implemented a new mode for observers -zm (-zoommode). It pulls the camera outwards to see more action at the same time.

* Implemented a new game mode -cp (-capturepoint)
This game mode requires more teamwork and coordination than you might expect from your usual funmode.

After 10 minutes, 6 capture points appear at fixed locations around the map. Once the capture points are created, those areas are permanently visible to both teams for the rest of the game.

To capture a point, you have to be standing on it for a certain amount of time. The more heroes standing on it the faster you gain control over it. There cannot be any enemy heroes at a point you are trying to capture. With 5 heroes it requires 12.5 seconds to capture (60 for just 1 hero). Heroes cannot be invisible while on a capture point area. Illusions do not count as heroes when on top of a Capture Point.

There are 3 types of capture points, if you get 2 of the same type then they stack. Duplicates of each type are available on opposite sides of the map.

The game announces when an enemy captures a point. It is also visible on the minimap which areas you have captured and which areas the enemy has. When you capture a point, your team's heroes gain bonuses to various attributes (described below)

Combat - CP Type 1 [Bonus Damage/Armor]: Increases your Damage by 14 and Armor by 4 (Twice of each if you have both)
Regen - CP Type 2 [Bonus Health/Mana Regeneration]: Increases your Health Regeneration by 4 and Mana Regeneration by 1
Speed - CP Type 3 [Bonus Movement/Attack Speed]: Increases your Movement Speed by 4% and Attack Speed by 12%

If you have two of the same type, you get twice the bonus. For example, if you have both Combat you get 28 bonus damage and 8 bonus armor.

Whenever your team captures or recaptures a point, all allied heroes in that area will get healed for 200 hp/mp, gain 150 bonus gold and bonus xp (4 creeps worth)

The image below has the Capture Point placement locations.

Red = Speed
Blue = Combat
Orange = Regeneration





* A few new tree placement changes (see images inside)
















* Bonus magic damage to Decrepified units changed from 44% to 40%

* Removed creep targetability from Clarity Potion
* Added text message when a courier gets upgraded (197577)
* Updated various tooltips (168489)
* Fixed Moonwells visual chargeup animation
* Earthsplitter visual effect now more accurate
* Added bonus gold/xp values to the final scoreboard
* Added correct portrait with crown for King Leoric (155373)
* Fixed some minor issues with Ironwood Branch icon (147529)
* Fixed a lot of passive icon inconsistencies

* CM heros updated (In: Alchemist, Visage, Bounty Hunter, Spiritbreaker, Lucifer, Out: NA, Mag, TB, Tree, Weaver, Clinkz)
* Only blue can type -cm 1/2
* Fixed inaccurate replay data for assists ("Assist"+AssistPlayerId,VictimPlayerId)
* Added Neutral Creep kills replay data during update inteveral ("NK"+PID,Value)
* Replay data event written for successful player swaps ("SWAP_1_3",heroid for player 1 swapping player 3, heroid is the id that player 1 receives)

* Added a reminder in Charge of Darkness tooltip about the ability to start the charge at any time
* Added an Autocast icon for Urna Swarm
* Added an Autocast icon for Poison Attack
* Added level indicator to Healing Ward (193370)
* Improved cast animation for Diabolic Edict and now plays explosion effects randomly whenever they would otherwise be invisible/wasted iterations. (108991)
* New visual effect for the offensive use of Urn of Shadows
* New visual effect for Naga Siren's Mirror Image
* New visual effect for Nighstalker when he is casting Fear at night (176005)
* New visual effect for Phantasm
* New projectile/impact visual effect for Chaos Bolt

* New Chaos Bolt icon (194693)
* New CK Critical Strike icon (194693)
* New Reality Rift icon (194693)
* New Phantasm icon (194693)
* New Invoke icon (125104)
* New Netherstrike icon (124841)
* New Chronosphere icon (179529)
* New Torrent icon (147053)

* New Juggernaut Aghanims visual effect (141332)
* New Techies Aghanims visual effect (198827)
* New Bane Aghanims visual effect (198827)
* New Necrolyte Aghanims visual effect (198827)
* New Faceless Void Aghanims visual effect (166075)




* Fixed various rare exploits
* Fixed some bugs with Dark Pact
* Fixed some possible bugs with power cogs
* Fixed Ice Blast interaction with Reincarnation
* Fixed Mekansm not healing Visage's Familiars
* Fixed a fatal error exploit with couriers
* Fixed a bug with Wild Axes on Furion's Sprout
* Fixed a bug when using Chilling Touch on Lanaya
* Fixed Double Click TP being bugged from 1.24e patch
* Fixed some bugs with Goo interaction with other spells
* Fixed a bug with dying while casting Charge of Darkness
* Fixed an allied Death Coil being blocked by Linkin Sphere
* Fixed a couple of areas you could get stuck while using TP Scrolls
* Fixed a rare Armlet crash bug possible when using leaver items
* Fixed some minor issues with Javelin with spirit bear and invisible units
* Fixed some Roshan issues where he could sometimes get stuck in trees
* Fixed bugs with Jinada when it comes out of cooldown while in Windwalk
* Fixed some damage interactions between Centaur's Return and Frost Armor
* Fixed some minor bugs with stat stealing from Medusa while using splitshot
* Fixed some occurances where Scourge creeps on the bottom lane would skip the first waypoint
* Fixed a bug that made it sometimes possible to use items during Blackhole depending on your entry vector


Changelog 6.66b
* Fixed a major exploit recently discovered

* Recoded Bounty Hunter's wind walk damage bonus as to not require two separate attacks to trigger his new passive

* Some Doombringer nerfs:
- Reduced base armor by 2
- Reduced base movement speed by 10
- Increased Scorched Earth cooldown from 60/50/40/30 to 60/55/50/45


* Readjusted the Divine Rapier pickup rules to prevent some abuses.
If the first time the item is lost from its original owner it is picked up by an allied hero, it becomes muted (no damage) until it returns to its owner. It has the same rules as the previous version when an enemy is carrying it. Here are the complete rapier rules to clarify:
- "Original Rapier" has two modes, active and muted. It is active (bonus damage, droppable) when carried by the owner and muted (no damage, droppable) when carried by an ally
- "Free Rapier" is the item state that occurs when an enemy acquires it. This is a permanent transformation for the item. It will always provide bonus damage and will always be undroppable, regardless of how it switches sides back and forth afterwards. This is the same as the previous patch.
Summary: The primary change that is done here is that a hero cannot intentionally pool the rapier to his ally.


* -unlock now requires a majority vote before the gold and items of a leaver will be released. As a reminder, once a hero is unlocked, it cannot be switched.

* Added a 15 second wait period before the drafting begins in -CD to give both teams a chance to look at the heroes.

* Renamed the controlon/off commands to be clearer which is which. They are now -disableselection (-ds) and -enableselection (-es)


* Various map optimizations
* Fixed an old recipe fusing exploit with leaver items that could result in crashes
* Fixed Essence Shift on units that change form
* Fixed a couple of bugs with Dark Pact debuff
* Added replay data for creep kills/denies (at time intervals,
format: "CSK"+I2S(PlayerID),value and "CSD"+I2S(PlayerID),value)
* Fixed various tooltips
* Fixed gold not being split after using -unlock when someone leaves via -kickafk
* Fixed being able to -unlock while a switch vote is ongoing
* Fixed some spells incorrectly triggering Magic Stick/Essence Aura (Devoured Neutral Troll Priests Heal, Radiance Swap, etc)
* Fixed some -CD language text issues as well as some missing parser information
* Fixed Arcane Ring recipe purchase hotkey
* Fixed some potential Basher bugs on some levels of Spirit Bear
* Fixed an abuse possible with one hero carrying multiple Urn of Shadows
* Fixed the second Forged Spirit from being added to your control despite having control helper turned off
* Fixed a bug with -switch when you have Rapier (that you don't own) on you
* Fixed a few other misc minor bugs