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New Dota 2 Gameplay Update Nerfs AA, Buffs Drow and Much More

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While we are all not-so-patiently awaiting the release of a new addition to the Battle Pass, such as the prestige item, custom creeps or even the Immortal Treasure III, the new Dota 2 gameplay update doesn’t hold any of that. Instead, Valve is focusing on fine-tuning the game’s balance before The International 2019, with group stages for the biggest esports event ever kicking off in just over two weeks.

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The latest Dota 2 gameplay update is an interesting one, as Valve has decided to buff drow while nerfing heroes like Ancient Apparition, Wraith King and much more. In total, the new Dota 2 gameplay update brings somewhat minor changes to 47 heroes. Most of the buffs and nerfs may seem very small, but it does make an impact for the pros and top players as every little bit counts towards if a hero will be picked or left out of the draft.

There’s also one item change, with the Aghanim’s Septer with the consuming recipe cost reduced from 2000 to 1800 gold. Check out all the balance changes in the new Dota 2 gameplay update released in the early hours of the morning below.

Abaddon
  • Base attack speed increased from 115 to 120
  • Base armor increased by 1
Ancient Apparition
  • Cold Feet distance to travel reduced from 740 to 715
  • Ice Blast manacost increased from 150 to 175
  • Level 15 Talent reduced from +20 Health Regen to +15
Beastmaster
  • Primal Roar knockback now destroys any trees the units come into contact with
Bloodseeker
  • Base movement speed increased by 5
Bounty Hunter
  • Shuriken Toss manacost reduced from 150 to 135
Brewmaster
  • Base intelligence increased by 1
Centaur Warrunner
  • Retaliate damage reduced from 6/9/12/15% to 6/8/10/12%
Chaos Knight
  • Reality Rift cooldown reduced from 20/15/10/5 to 14/11/8/5
Chen
  • Base movement speed reduced by 5
  • Divine Favor cooldown increased from 90/80/70/60 to 120/100/80/60

Clockwerk
  • Hookshot stun duration increased from 1/1.5/2 to 1.5/1.75/2
Crystal Maiden
  • Base armor reduced by 1
Dark Seer
  • Vacuum damage increased from 25/50/100/200 to 50/100/150/200
Dark Willow
  • Terrorize duration reduced from 4 to 3.5/3.75/4
  • Terrorize cooldown increased from 100/80/60 to 100/90/80
Dragon Knight
  • Elder Dragon Form Scepter magic resistance increased from +30% to +40%
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +180 Gold/Min to +210
Drow Ranger
  • Base strength increased by 1
  • Base agility increased by 1
  • Level 15 Talent increased from +30% Gust Blind to +40%
Elder Titan
  • Echo Stomp manacost reduced from 100 to 85/90/95/100
Ember Spirit
  • Base armor reduced by 1
Enigma
  • Base intelligence reduced by 2
Grimstroke
  • Base damage reduced by 4
Invoker
  • Base intelligence increased by 1
  • Cold Snap damage increased from 7->56 to 8->64

Juggernaut
  • Base agility reduced by 2
  • Base strength reduced by 1
Keeper of the Light
  • Will-O-Wisp radius increased from 700 to 725
Luna
  • Base damage increased by 2
Lycan
  • Feral Impulse damage increased from 12/24/36/48% to 14/26/38/50%
  • Howl bonus regen increased from 4/8/12/16 to 6/10/14/18
Mars
  • Base damage reduced by 2
  • God’s Rebuke critical strike reduced from 160/200/240/280% to 150/190/230/270%

Morphling
  • Waveform cast range reduced from 1000 to 700/800/900/1000
  • Morph cast range reduced from 1000 to 700/850/1000
Nature’s Prophet
  • Intelligence gain increased from 3.3 to 3.5
Necrophos
  • Base intelligence increased by 1
  • Death Pulse radius increased from 475 to 500
Night Stalker
  • Base movement speed increased by 5
Omniknight
  • Purification cooldown increased from 14/13/12/11 to 17/15/13/11
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +5 Mana Regen to +4
Outworld Devourer
  • Astral Imprisonment cooldown increased from 22/18/14/10 to 24/20/16/12
  • Sanity’s Eclipse manacost increased from 175/250/325 to 200/325/450
Phantom Assassin
  • Base damage increased by 1
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +200 Health to +225
Pudge
  • Meat Hook manacost reduced from 140 to 125/130/135/140
Riki
  • Blink Strike cast range increased from 500/600/700/800 to 600/700/800/900
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +700 Blink Strike Cast Range to +600
Skywrath Mage
  • Mystic Flare damage increased from 700/1150/1600 to 750/1175/1600
Slark
  • Base damage reduced by 1
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +1.25s Pounce Leash to +1s
Spirit Breaker
  • Bulldoze manacost from 25/30/35/40 to 30/40/50/60
  • Nether Strike damage reduced from 120/185/250 to 100/175/250
Sven
  • Storm Hammer stun duration reduced from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2 to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2
Terrorblade
  • Level 10 increased from +10% Evasion to +15%
  • Metamorphosis Scepter fear duration increased from 3 to 3.75
Tinker
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +100 Cast Range to +125
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +8% Spell Amplification to +10%
  • Level 15 Talent changed from +15% Spell Lifesteal to +11% Manacost/Manaloss Reduction
Tusk
  • Base armor increased by 1
Underlord
  • Pit of Malice cooldown reduced from 24/22/20/18 to 22/20/18/16
  • Dark Rift cooldown reduced from 130/120/110 to 130/115/100
Vengeful Spirit
  • Magic Missile manacost reduced from 110/120/130/140 to 100/110/120/130
Viper
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +120 Damage to +160
Weaver
  • Base armor increased by 1
Wraith King
  • Mortal Strike manacost increased from 30/45/60/75 to 50/60/70/80
  • Wraithfire Blast base damage reduced from 100 to 70/80/90/100
Zeus
  • Base intelligence increased by 1

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What do you think about the changes in the new Dota 2 gameplay update? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Co-Editor at Glitched Africa
Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.
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