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Changelog 6.69b
Fixed a few bugs


Changelog 6.69
This patch is focused primarily on balance improvements. Rather than wait until more content is finished for one bigger patch, I've decided to release a smaller patch first for general gameplay improvements while working on content for next patch. Let me know what you guys think and as always feel free to email me any requests.


Alchemist
- Unstable Concoction stun duration rescaled from 2.5/3/3.5/4 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
- Added an AoE effect indicator for the Alchemist player while he is charging his Unstable Concoction

Axe
- Battle Hunger slow increased to 10%
- Cooldown on Aghanim's Culling Blade reduced from 15 to 10 seconds

Bane Elemental
- Brainsap damage rebalanced from 75/150/225/300 to 90/160/230/300
- Enfeeble damage rebalanced from 30/60/90/120% to 40/60/80/100% (above 100% didn't work properly)
- Added -disablehelp for Nightmare, to stop direct casting on allies (3123839)
- Nightmare fixed so it properly stops enemy potions (3123839)

Batrider
- Fixed a bug with Sticky Napalm overhead text (+1, +2, etc) that was recently added from being visible to the enemy

Beastmaster
- Hawk's HP reduced from 100/200 to 50/100
- Invisibility on Hawk reworked. It now fades out automatically whenever it hasn't moved for 8 seconds.

Bone Fletcher
- Death Pact attack damage rebalanced from 6/7/8% to 4/6/8% of targets HP

Bounty Hunter
- Jinada critical strike increased from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0 to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25
- Track cast range increased from 750/950/1150 to 900/1050/1200

Broodmother
- Increased XP given for killing Broodmother's Spiderlings

Clockwerk
- Movement speed increased from 310 to 315

Crystal Maiden
- Crystal Nova slow duration reduced from 5 to 3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds.
- Crystal Nova damage increased from 80/130/180/230 to 100/150/200/250.

Dazzle
- Shallow Grave now has a duration indicator for allies

Dirge
- Fixed over-sized click boundaries for Tombstone (306445)

Doom Bringer
- Base armor reduced by 2
- Doom cast range reduced from 650 to 550

Enchantress
- Aghanim's Scepter added to Enchantress (Increases her attack and Impetus range by 150)
Aghanim Upgrade Ability Code: A1WB


Enigma
- Eidolons HP reduced from 200/225/225/275 to 180/200/220/240

Faceless Void
-Strength growth increased from 1.4 to 1.6

Furion
- Wrath of Nature (Aghanim's version) max chain increased from 12/14/16 to 14/16/18
- Force of Nature Treants can now attack air units (275356)
- Sprout code improved to reduce the chances of heroes sometimes popping out of it
- Sprout targeting change from 6.67 removed
- Wrath of Nature can now be cast through the minimap and it will select the closest unit as the initial target (275356)
Ability Code: A1W8
Aghanim Upgraded Ability Code: A1W9


Gyrocopter
- Homing Missile now adds an ally only visual effect on targeted enemies
- Homing Missile cast range increased by 150
- Homing Missile cooldown from 20/18/16/14 to 20/17/14/11
- Rocket Barrage damage improved from 10/12/14/16 to 10/13/16/19

Huskar
- Berserker's Blood attack speed bonus increased from 2/4/6/8 to 3/6/9/12

Invoker
- Invoker now gains attribute points for each orb he levels
+2 Intelligence for Exort
+2 Agility for Wex
+2 Strength for Quas


Jakiro
- Increased Macropyre (Aghanim's version) travel distance

Juggernaut
- Omnislash no longer wastes a strike by considering banished units in its search

Keeper of the Light
- Recall is now targetable through the minimap

Lone Druid
- Leash range increased to 1100
- True Form movement speed from 270 to 280
- The "-ms" command now shows the movement speed of your Spirit Bear as well (298418)
- Spirit Bear attack point improved
- Fixed common scenarios where Spirit Bear would miss its attack as the target was moving
- Casting Summon Spirit Bear while the bear is still alive will restore that bear's health instead of not allowing you to cast.

Leoric
- Hellfire Blast damage redistributed to some on impact and some dps (312517)
- Scoreboard now displays Skeleton King's ultimate cooldown time
- Skeleton King will be automatically selected for you after he reincarnates

Leshrac
- Pulse Nova AoE increased from 300/350/400 to a constant 400

Lina Inverse
- Laguna Blade (Aghanim's version) damage increased from 600/875/1150 to 600/925/1250

Luna
- Eclipse (Aghanim's version) target limit increased from 5 to 6
- Strength growth increased from 1.75 to 1.9
- Movement speed increased from 320 to 330

Lycanthrope
- Shapeshift duration increased from 14/15/16 to a constant 18 seconds

Meepo
- Strength gain increased from 1.3 to 1.6
- Improved Geomancer's base damage by 5
- Fixed some targeting issues with casting poof (300996)

Magnataur
- Skewer damage rescaled to 70/140/210/280

Morphling
- Adaptive Strike damage type changed from Physical to Magical (248693)
- Replicate cannot target Morphling's own illusions anymore

Necrolyte
- Attack range reduced from 600 to 550

Pandarean Brewmaster
- Cooldown on the Boulder ability on Primal Split's Earth Panda decreased from 10 to 7 seconds

Phantom Assassin
- Base Strength increased from 17 to 20
- Strength growth decreased from 2.05 to 1.85
- Phantom Strike cooldown from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5

Phantom Lancer
- Strength growth reduced from 2.0 to 1.7

Pit Lord
- Dark Rift AoE increased from 375 to 450

Priestess of the Moon
- Leap cooldown improved from 40/35/30/20 to 30/26/22/18

Queen of Pain
- Sonic Wave (Agahnim's version) cooldown improved from 120/100/80 to 100/70/40
- Shadow Strike cooldown rescaled from 20/17/14/11 to 20/16/12/8

Razor
- Static Link drains damage over 8 seconds instead of 10.
- Static Link damage per second rescaled from 5/10/15/20 to 7/14/21/28
- Plasma Field cooldown from 16 to 14

Sand King
- Epicenter (Aghanim's version) now gives one more pulse
- Fixed some lag with Epicenter
- Fixed a bug with Sand Storm if you recast it very quickly while still invisible

Shadow Fiend
- Added a new command (-souls) to see the number of souls you have collected

Slark
- Decreased base Agility from 21 to 15 and increased starting damage by the same amount
- Pounce damage rescaled from 50/75/100/125 to 40/80/120/160
- Dark Pact cooldown reduced from 10 to 10/9/8/7

Spirit Breaker
- Greater Bash no longer messes up the target's command
- Nether Strike mana cost from 200/250/300 to 125/150/175
- Nether Strike (Aghanim's version) now Greater Bashes everyone in 250 area around you when you teleport to the primary target (306008)

Storm Spirit
- Intelligence base and growth reduced from 26 + 2.6 to 23 + 2.2
- Electric Vortex mana cost increased from 100 to 100/110/120/130

Techies
- Base damage increased by 5
- Remote Mine autoselection removed
- Remote Mines cast time reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds
- Added a new sub ability Focused Detonate that you can use on the minimap or in an area to detonate all nearby remote mines (AoE of 700) (297625)
Ability Code: A1WF


Tinker
- Laser's miss mechanic reworked.
Old Miss:
=========
10/15/20/25% chance to miss affecting a 250 AoE for 9 seconds

New Miss:
=========
100% chance to miss on the primary target for 2 seconds.


Tiny
- War Club hit count and AoE increased

Terrorblade
- Base Intelligence increased from 15 to 19
- Fixed melee/range item to update properly for Metamorphosis transformation
- Fixed Manta Style interaction with Metamorphosis (so he can use it properly now)
Ability Code: A1RI


Thrall
- Static Storm cooldown increased from 60 to 75

Troll Warlord
- Battle Trance self duration increased from 8 to 10 seconds
- Fixed melee/range item to update properly for Berserker Rage transformation

Vengeful Spirit
- Magic Missile stun duration rescaled from 1.75 to 1.45/1.55/1.65/1.75

Venomancer
- Plague Ward's bounty increased from 3-9 to 14-17

Viper
- Viper Strike (Aghanim's version) mana cost reduced from 125/175/250 to 125

Guardian Wisp
- Tether Stun duration reduced from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2.0 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
- Relocate cooldown increased from 80/60/40 to 90/75/60

Warlock
- Increased Infernal movement speed from 320/330/340 to 320/340/360
- Immolation from multiple Infernals now stack (281065)

Wind Runner
- Night vision reduced to that of normal heroes (1200->800)
- Shackleshot's search angle reduced from 30 to 26 degrees

Witch Doctor
- Casks first bounce no longer stuns for additional duration, it now lasts the same as all the bounces
- Voodoo Restoration mana cost per second from 6/9/12/15 to 8/14/20/26



Animal Courier
- Automatically upgraded to Flying Courier when you put the recipe on it (148581)

Aghanim's Scepter
- Now requires all three +10 attribute items instead of 2 and a 1100 gold recipe

Armlet of Mordiggian
- HP regen and lifedrain increased by 2 (overall +2 regen while inactive, no effective change while active)
- Recipe cost decreased from 900 to 700

Boots of Speed
- Movement speed from 50 to 55

Bracer, Null Talisman & Wraith Band
- Added +3 bonus damage to Bracer/Null/Wraith
- Increased Bracer/Null/Wraith recipe costs from 175/150/125 to 190/170/150

Buriza Do Kyanon
- Critical strike factor from 2.4 to 2.5

Clarity Potion
- Double clicking on Clarity Potion causes it to be used on your hero

Dagon
- Now requires a Null Talisman instead of a Blades of Attack

Ethereal Blade
- Slow on Ether Blast increased from 30 to 45%
- Cooldown on Ether Blast from 35 to 30

Eul's Scepter of Divinity
- Mana regeneration increased from 125% to 150% to match its components

Ghost Scepter
- Cooldown increased from 25 to 30
- Cost increased from 1500 to 1600

Eye of Skadi
- No longer requires the 300 gold recipe

Hand of Midas
- Transmute now gives 2.5 XP when used on a unit (2744725)

Healing Salve
- Double clicking on Healing Salve causes it to be used on your hero

Hood of Defiance
- Recipe changed from 2x RoR + Cloak + Helm to 2x RoR + Cloak + RoH (297602)

Magic Stick & Magic Wand
- AoE for gaining charges reduced from 1600 to 1200
- No longer give you charges if a spell was cast from the fog of war

Manta Style
- Increased recipe cost by 50 (Yasha recipe cost was reduced by 50)
- Rebalanced Manta Style for melee and ranged heroes
Old Manta:
==========
Deals 33%
Takes 350%
Cooldown: 50


New Manta (ranged):
====================
Deals 28%
Takes 400%
Cooldown: 50


New Manta (melee):
====================
Deals 33%
Takes 350%
Cooldown: 35


Mjollnir
- Static Charge changed from a chance on attacks to a chance on any damage
- Double click now activates Static Charge on yourself

Monkey King Bar
- Damage increased by 8 to be equal to the total damage from its components

Necronomicon
- Base attack time improved on Necronomicon Warriors from 1.0 to 0.75

Orb of Venom
- Duration increased to 4 seconds
- Price from 600 to 550

Phase Boots
- Readjusted bonuses:
Base Movement Speed 70 -> 60
Phase Burst: 12% -> 15%
Phase Duration: 5 -> 4
Phase Cooldown: 10 -> 8


Power Treads
- Attribute reduced bonus from +10 to all attributes to +8 to all attributes

Ring of Basilius
- Armor bonuses rebalanced.
- Aura Armor decreased from +3 armor to +2 armor.
- Added +1 armor for the holder.

Same overall Armor for the item holder, 1 less for allies


Sange
- Added a 20% Attack Speed reduction to the slow on Maim
- Reduced recipe cost from 750 to 700

Sange and Yasha
- Increased the Attack Speed reduction on Maim's slow from 15% to 30%

Soul Booster
- Mana regen from 10% to 50%
- Health regen from 1hp to 2hp

Stygian Desolator
- Buff duration from 5 to 7 seconds

Urn of Shadows
- Soul Release now causes HP loss instead of magical damage when used on enemies (same overall dps as before, no longer disables dagger)

Yasha
- Reduced recipe cost from 750 to 700



* Added a new loading screen
Kunkka decided to try out a new style for the loading screen in 6.69 (all sentinel heroes). Please give him your feedback by emailing him at kendrick@imaginaryfs.com







* Rebalanced the assist Gold & XP system
Most recent versions (since 6.55) have an extra portion of the gold/xp that is not a pure split like standard XP usually is.

For XP "heroes" means the number of heroes in the area.
For Gold "Assist" means the number of heroes in the area besides the killer.

"Level" always means the level of the dying target

6.68
=====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 15*Level + 50
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 50
3 Heroes: 14*Level + 50
4 Heroes: 13*Level + 50
5 Heroes: 12*Level + 50

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 10*Level + 45 (2 heroes involved in kill)
2 Assist: 9*Level + 40 (3 heroes involved in kill)
3 Assist: 8*Level + 35 (4 heroes involved in kill)
4 Assist: 7*Level + 30 (5 heroes involved in kill)
5 Assist: 7*Level + 30 (5 heroes involved in kill but no one got last hit)


6.69
=====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 20*Level + 120
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 90
3 Heroes: 7*Level + 30
4 Heroes: 6*Level + 15
5 Heroes: 5*Level + 10

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 9*Level + 95 (2 heroes involved in kill)
2 Assist: 8*Level + 20 (3 heroes involved in kill)
3 Assist: 6*Level + 10 (4 heroes involved in kill)
4 Assist: 6*Level (5 heroes involved in kill)
5 Assist: 6*Level (5 heroes involved in kill but no one got last hit)






Basic Information:
===================
This isn't changed, just overview information.

Streak Ending:
---------------
3 Streak: 50
4 Streak: 100
5 Streak: 150
6 Streak: 200
7 Streak: 250
8 Streak: 300
9 Streak: 350
10+ Streak: 400


Death Punishment:
------------------
Level * 30


Hero Kill Gold:
----------------
200 + Level * 5


Hero Kill XP:
--------------
Split evenly in 1000 AoE
Level 1: 100
Level 2: 120
Level 3: 160
Level 4: 220
Level 5-25: 100 * ( Level - 2 )
Example:
Level 10 = 100 * ( 10 - 2 ) = 800
Level 20 = 100 * ( 20 - 2 ) = 1800



6.55
====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 8*Level
2 Heroes: 8*Level
3 Heroes: 8*Level
4 Heroes: 8*Level
5 Heroes: 8*Level

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 40
2 Assist: 40
3 Assist: 40
4 Assist: 40
5 Assist: 40



6.64
====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 12*Level
2 Heroes: 12*Level
3 Heroes: 12*Level
4 Heroes: 12*Level
5 Heroes: 12*Level

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 5*Level + 30
2 Assist: 5*Level + 30
3 Assist: 5*Level + 30
4 Assist: 5*Level + 30
5 Assist: 5*Level + 30



6.65
=====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 15*Level
2 Heroes: 15*Level
3 Heroes: 14*Level
4 Heroes: 13*Level
5 Heroes: 12*Level

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 10*Level + 45
2 Assist: 9*Level + 40
3 Assist: 8*Level + 35
4 Assist: 7*Level + 30
5 Assist: 7*Level + 30



6.68
=====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 15*Level + 50
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 50
3 Heroes: 14*Level + 50
4 Heroes: 13*Level + 50
5 Heroes: 12*Level + 50

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 10*Level + 45
2 Assist: 9*Level + 40
3 Assist: 8*Level + 35
4 Assist: 7*Level + 30
5 Assist: 7*Level + 30



6.69
=====

Bonus XP
---------
1 Hero: 20*Level + 120
2 Heroes: 15*Level + 90
3 Heroes: 7*Level + 30
4 Heroes: 6*Level + 15
5 Heroes: 5*Level + 10

Bonus Gold
-----------
Hero Killer: 0
1 Assist: 9*Level + 95
2 Assist: 8*Level + 20
3 Assist: 6*Level + 10
4 Assist: 6*Level
5 Assist: 6*Level


* Added a couple of new juke spots








* Couriers can now carry Gem of Truesight (it loses its truesight while on courier)
* Reduced Glyph cooldown from 6 minutes to 5 minutes
* XP AoE increased from 1000 to 1200
* Added Slark, Chaos Knight and Magnus to CM
More heroes will be enabled soon.

* Added a new Ancient creep camp (Thunder Lizards, has Frenzy & Slam)
* Satyr's Purge no longer autocasts


* Added a sound effect that notifies allies near the location you are teleporting to
* Added 4 more options to -music (other6/7/8/9)
* Added a new soundset for King Leoric (279632)
* Added a rabbit courier
* Improved Shadow Raze visual effect to match the AoE a little more
* Added a new effect when you get a last hit with Necromastery on Nevermore (266930)
* Lich now has his icy hands effect only when he gets Aghanim's Scepter
* Sven now transforms into a red version when he casts his ultimate (Ability Code: A1WH)
* Added various small doodads around the map
* Changed Bristleback's model and hero icon (210183)


* Added sound effect for Meepo's attack
* Added sound effect for Troll Warlord's melee attack
* Added Scepter visual effect for Enchantress
* Various misc improvements on Phantom Lancer's model
* Added -disablehelp for Bloodrage (233159)
* Added a new icon for Call Down (295122)
* Added a new visual effect while casting Curse of the Silent
* Hand of Midas bounty text is now easier to see (258830)
* Added a ground effect when the water is gushing out from Torrent (146694)
* New ability icon for Spirits (296349)
* Changed the illusion creation visual effect on Terrorblade's Conjure Image
* Added new hero icon for Io (296349)
* Added new icon for Haunt (240283)
* Added new icon for Reality (240283)
* Added new icon for Flaming Fists (263836)
* Improved Greater Bash Icon (280720)
* Improved Track Icon (280720)
* Improved Amplify Damage Icon (280720)
* Improved Slardar's Bash Icon (280720)
* Improved Plague Wards Icon (280720)
* Improved Greater Bash Icon (280720)
* Improved Soul Rip Icon (280720)
* Improved Grow Icon (280720)
* Improved Lion Hero Icon (280720)


* Fixed Charge of Darkness showing a dummy unit with HP bar
* Fixed some issues with Shackleshot calculation where it could sometimes hit weird angles.
* Fixed visible caster units during Light Strike Array and Split Earth
* Fixed converted creeps from sometimes being slowed by Enchant


* Fixed Healing Ward to indicate the level to your allies instead of just for you
* Fixed Roshan's interaction with Familiars
* Fixed some issues with a small number of spells not properly detecting Meld and Ghostwalk as invisible
* Fixed Sonic Wave targeting mechanism when casting towards a location with an allied unit (298969)
* Fixed using Conjure Image while magic immune (298995)
* Fixed Roshan not dispelling Urn of Shadows
* Fixed some cast mechanism issues with Techie's Suicide (242147)
* Fixed Liquid Fire interaction with Siege units (263667)
* Fixed a rare situation where Relocate would fail to teleport you
* Fixed a bug with freezing a leaver Spirit Breaker
* Fixed Tango dispelling Urn of Shadows healing effect
* Fixed Static Storm scoreboard cooldown being a little off
* Fixed a bug with Scepter Dismember and Linken's Sphere
* Fixed some AI issues with Firefly
* Fixed lag on first cast of Adaptive Strike
* Fixed a couple of abilities with slightly incorrect cooldowns on scoreboard
* Fixed some courier tooltips
* Fixed Dragon Slave targeting mechanism when casting towards a location with an allied unit
* Fixed interaction between Level 3 Rupture and Force Staff
* Fixed the scourge Glyph not showing the new icon (Ability Code: A1WH)
* Fixed some inconsistencies in the visual AoE of some abilities (no balance changes here, just making the cursors more consistent for: Avalanche, Storm Bolt, Rocket Flare, Pit of Malice, Expulsion, Chronosphere, Earthbind, Spin Web, Dream Coil, Weave, Maledict, Vacuum, Sanity's Eclipse)
* Fixed damage AoE on Waning Rift being slightly less than the silence AoE
* Fixed a very minor visual glitch when attempting to buy a recipe for power treads
* Fixed very minor inconsistency between the armor reduction and the damage AoE on Acid Spray
* Fixed AoE on Strygwyr's thirst being off by 25
* Fixed Sticky Napalm triggering Linken Sphere
* Fixed interaction bugs with Soul Rip and Ethereal state
* Fixed AoE on Song of the Siren being off by 25
* Fixed a rare bug with Spirit Bear losing track of his items
* Fixed some minor duration inconsistencies with God's Strength
* Fixed some triggered spells from bypassing Last Will (on Necronomicon Warrior) damage return
* Fixed Sticky N


Changelog 6.68c
* Fixed a few important bugs


Changelog 6.68b
* Fixed a major bug with Techies Remote Mines
* Fixed Geomancer clones restoring mana with Arcane Boots
* Wisp can no longer teleport to the enemy fountain
* Fixed a small bug with Flak Cannon against buildings when gyro has very low damage
* Fixed a bug when casting tether from outside of range limit while being moved with Relocate
* Fixed an issue with illusions and flak cannon
* Fixed a few other minor things


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:
=======
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:
=========
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:
============
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:
=========
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:
===============
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:
========
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:
==============
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:
==============
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:
============
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:
==============
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