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Version 6.65

[e][h]Version 6.65
Version Information
Release Date:
2009-12-23
Highlights
  • New Heroes
  • New Item
  • Balance Changes
  • Bug Fixes
Chronology
 
 V6.64
V6.66 
 

New Heroes[edit]

Kaldr, the Ancient Apparition[edit]


Slark, the Nightcrawler[edit]

General Changes[edit]

  • Readjusted the -bonus gold/xp system that is given in an aoe around dying heroes from being static unsplit to a dynamic split variation (numbers adjusted as well)
  • Rebalanced the creep stats for your creeps when you kill an enemy rax:
Details

Old Melee:
XP Bounty: 41
Gold Bounty: 21-41

New Melee:
XP Bounty: 25
Gold Bounty: 18-26

Details

Old Range:
XP Bounty: 25
Gold Bounty: 21-41

New Range:
XP Bounty: 25
Gold Bounty: 18-26

  • Added a new small neutral camp (102473)
  • Increase the buffer time in -CM from 45 to 60 seconds (This means 15 seconds total for each player, not 15 seconds for each turn)
  • Added the new hero death timers to observer scoreboard title
  • Reworked Recipe tooltips (128284)
  • A text message and minimap indictator is now displayed when an ally purchases a Courier
  • Observer board now shows ultimate cooldowns (120509)
  • Added a new physical model for Gem of Truesight (124547)
  • New and reworked heroes are temporarily unavailable in -CM
  • Added a new visual effect when you have the Haste powerup (83240)
  • A special death animation is now played when Pudge suicides (17542)
  • Improved spawning location code for couriers, to help against minimap icon overlap
  • Decreased cooldown on Courier Morph and added a mini techies courier (123947)
  • Fixed Inner Beast buff icon
  • Removed extra spikes that appear on some (except Leshrac) characters with Aghanims Scepter (11289)
  • Added new sound effect for Scream of Pain
  • Improved quality of Panda's Thunderclap icon
  • Removed the gorge in the terrain near the bottom sentinel lane
  • Added visual effect for Huskar's Scepter (20814)
  • Some Nighstalker visual improvements (5227)
  • Rotated the direction the Frozen Throne is facing (82193)
  • Changed Scourge consumable shop model from Graveyard to Tomb of Relics (114591)
  • Added hero pick/ban data to replays for -CD mode (same data format as -CM)
  • Added hero pool information to replays for -CD mode (Format: Pool+index,id)
  • Fixed hero death timer overwriting player name color for leavers
  • Added a camera control command (-center) that locks the camera to your hero. -centeroff disables it (Not recommend for regular games)
  • Clarified Ward tooltips
  • Fixed lots of typos
  • Replay Data: host playerid is 0 if the game was created using HCL automode
  • Adjusted where the kill timer shows on the open scoreboard. Names are always visible now.
  • Some minor code optimizations when heroes are picked
  • Invoker: Forged Spirit units are now added to your control group when created
  • Invoker: Added an Ally/Observer only visual effect that plays before sun strike lands
  • New icon for Essence Aura
  • New icon for Darkness
  • New icon for Desolate
  • New icon for Void (126145)
  • New icon for Enchant (126145)
  • New icon for Impetus (126145)
  • New icon for Nature's Attendants (126145)
  • New icon for Backtrack (126145)
  • New icon for SA's Blink Strike (126145)
  • New icon for Crystal Nova (118362)
  • New icon for Death Ward (126145)
  • New icon for Divided We Stand (126145)
  • New icon for Dual Breath (126145)
  • New icon for EMP (126145)
  • New icon for Exorcism (126145)
  • New icon for Geostrike (126145)
  • New icon for Impale NA (126145)
  • New icon for Juxtapose (108662)
  • New icon for Phantom Edge (108662)
  • New icon for Malefice (126145)
  • New icon for Reaper's Scythe (126145)
  • New icon for Timelock (126145)
  • New icon for Timewalk (126145)
  • New icon for Invoke Tornado (126145)
  • New icon for Last Word (126145)
  • New icon for Amplify Damage (126145)
  • New icon for Jinada (105435)
  • New icon for Track (105435)

Heroes[edit]

Alchemist Alchemist[edit]

Details

Razzil brews up an unstable concoction that he can throw at an enemy hero, to stun and deal damage. Once Razzil starts brewing, he can continue for up to 5 seconds. Each second of brewing will increase the potency of the concoction and make Razzil more red. After the 5 seconds, there is a small buffer window. If Razzil does not throw the concoction soon after it will blow up and Razzil himself will suffer as if he was hit by the concoction. Concoction can blow up mid air if fired too late.
Charge Duration: up to 5 seconds
Buffer Duration: 1.5
Damage: Up to 150/200/250/300 (Physical damage type)
Stun: Up to 1/2/3/4 seconds
Cooldown: 16
Mana cost: 90
The longer it charges up, the more damage and stun it deals. Listed values are the maximum.
Note 1: This is hero only target spell. You cannot release it if there isn't a visible target nearby (if you don't release it on time, it explodes on you instead, damage and stunning you). After casting, it builds up for 5 seconds. There is a small buffer duration after that.
Note 2: Alchemist has a red counter that counts down from 5 on top of his head. Everyone can see this. It will be clear to the enemy when you are charging this.
Note 3: Not Channeling

Anti-Mage Anti-Mage[edit]

  • Mana Void cooldown reduced from 120/100/80 to 70
  • Mana Break scaling increased from 16/32/48/64 to 28/40/52/64

Axe Axe[edit]

  • Added Scepter for Axe: Culling Blade cooldown decreased from 75/65/55 to 20

Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter[edit]

Details

Old:
Passive.
Crit: 1.25/1.5/1.75/2×
Crit Chance: 15%
Evasion: 5/10/15/20%

New:
Passive. Adds a critical strike and small maim to your next attack. Has a cooldown.
Critical Strike: 1.4/1.6/1.8/2×
Maim: 25% MS/AS for 3 seconds
Cooldown: 22/17/12/7

Bloodseeker Bloodseeker[edit]

  • Bloodrage rebalanced from 6/9/12/15 duration and 10 cd to 6/7/8/9 duration and 12/10/8/6 cd
    • HP loss at a constant 20 hp per sec

Brewmaster Brewmaster[edit]

  • Lowered Fire Panda armor by 2 points, hp from 900/1350/1800/2200 to 1200 and reworked damage from 52/105/214/234 to 70/112/140/180
  • Primal Split cooldown from 180/150/120/90 to 180/160/140/120

Broodmother Broodmother[edit]

  • Spiderling gold bounty increased from 6-8 to 11-13 and XP bounty increased from 12 to 20

Chaos Knight Chaos Knight[edit]

  • Cast Point Improved
  • Reworked his Blink Strike
Details

Reality Rift:
Target an enemy unit. Teleports you, any images you have and the enemy unit to a random point along the line between the two of you. Gives you bonus attack damage for one attack.
Cast Range: 550/600/650/700
Bonus Attack Damage: 25/50/75/100 (for one attack)
Cooldown: 24/18/12/6
Mana cost: 50
Note: Chance is weighted, more likely to appear near center +/- 200 than on the extremes.

Clinkz Clinkz[edit]

Dark Seer Dark Seer[edit]

  • Vacuum cast range decreased from 800 to 550
  • Vacuum damage decreased from 60/120/180/240 to 40/80/120/160

Dazzle Dazzle[edit]

Death Prophet Death Prophet[edit]

  • Witchcraft movement bonus has been restored (3/6/9/12%)

Jakiro Jakiro[edit]

  • Ice Path stun rescaled from 0.8/1.2/1.6/2 to 1/1.33/1.66/2
  • Ice Path cooldown scales from 16 to 16/15/14/13
  • Macropyre spawn speed improved

Leshrac Leshrac[edit]

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 310

Lifestealer Lifestealer[edit]

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 315

Lina Lina[edit]

  • Fiery Soul buff duration increased from 5 to 7 seconds

Medusa Medusa[edit]

Mirana Mirana[edit]

  • Starfall AoE increased by 50 to fix issues with it not hitting units on the edge of your attack

Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet[edit]

Night Stalker Night Stalker[edit]

  • Void mana cost decreased from 90/112/130/145 to 80/90/100/110

Pudge Pudge[edit]

  • Meat Hook scaling rebalanced
    • Cast range from 400/600/800/1000 to 550/700/850/1000
    • Cooldown from 14 to 14/13/12/11
    • Mana cost from 140 to 110/120/130/140

Pugna Pugna[edit]

  • Cast Point improved
  • Decrepify can now be cast on Nether Ward

Queen of Pain Queen of Pain[edit]

  • Base Intelligence increased by 5

Razor Razor[edit]

  • Agi growth decreased from 2.5 to 2
  • Strength grown decreased from 1.9 to 1.7
  • Eye of the Storm mana cost increased from 100 to 100/150/200

Silencer Silencer[edit]

  • Base damage modified a little from 39-61 to 43-57

Sniper Sniper[edit]

  • Shrapnel duration decreased from 10 to 8 seconds
  • Shrapnel AoE decreased from 450 to 325

Spectre Spectre[edit]

  • Dispersion now spreads the reflected damage over the number of nearby heroes. So it is the same in a 1v1 case, but greatly reduced in team fights.

Ursa Ursa[edit]

  • Overpower is no longer removed when BKB is activated
  • Overpower will not interrupt your movement when cast

Visage Visage[edit]

  • Reworked hero
Details

Range: 600
Movement Speed: 295
Hero Type: Intelligence
Agility: 11 + 1.3
Strength: 20 + 2.2
Intelligence: 21 + 2.5


Grave Chill:
Visage drains the life from a target, slowing its attack and move speed by 32%. He then gets bonuses equal to those drained.
Stolen MS & AS: 32
Duration: 3/4/5/6 (for both you and the target)
Mana cost: 70/80/90/100
Cooldown 10


Soul Assumption:
Visage sends out a surge of agony towards an enemy unit, echoing the suffering that nearby heroes (foe or allied) have taken. For each 130 damage taken around him, his soul counter increases by one for up to 6 seconds.
Deals 20 damage + 60 for each charge.
Max Soul Counters: 3/4/5/6
Cooldown: 7/6/5/4
Mana cost: 100/120/140/160
Note: Does not count damage taken from creeps. Charges when either allied heroes or enemy heroes take damage. Damage only has a 6 second window.


Gravekeeper's Cloak:
Passive.
Visage surrounds himself with the magical energy of the dead, granting extra physical armor and magic damage resistance. However, the energy degenerates with every instance of damage taken and will require time to recover back to full strength. Has 4 layers.
Armor per layer: 2/3/4/5
Magic Resistance per layer: 4/8/12/16
Cloak Recovery: 14/12/10/8 seconds
Instances: 4
Note: This is only affected by player based damage.


Summon Familiars:
Visage conjures up two blind Familiars from the realm of death. Familiars have high attack power but each attack, up to 6, drains their power and temporarily weakens them.
Familiars can transform into stone, stunning nearby enemy units upon landing and regenerating their health and attack power. Familiars give a large bounty (150 each) if killed.
Level 1: Up to 72 attack damage, 300 HP, 1 second stun.
Level 2: Up to 90 attack damage 400 HP, 1.25 second stun.
Level 3: Up to 108 attack damage 500 HP, 1.5 second stun.
Familiars take reduced damage from spells.
Stoneform Cooldown: 30
Summon Cooldown: 160
Summon Mana cost: 150
Note: Can only have 2 Familiars up at any point.
Note 2: Stoned familiars are temporarily immune to damage, but they revert to normal form after 7 seconds
Note 3: Familiars will not autoattack enemies on their own, as to not consume their limited attack energy

Warlock Warlock[edit]

  • Upheaval cooldown increased from 20 to 65 seconds

Windranger Windranger[edit]

  • Windrun cooldown improved from 30/25/20/15 to 15

Witch Doctor Witch Doctor[edit]

New Item[edit]

Urn of Shadows Urn of Shadows[edit]

Items[edit]

Blade Mail Blade Mail[edit]

  • Duration reduced from 5 to 3.5 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 15 to 25
  • Blade Mail can no longer reflect Blade Mail sourced damage

Boots of Speed Boots of Speed[edit]

  • Now available in the side shops

Cloak Cloak[edit]

  • Price increased by 100

Force Staff Force Staff[edit]

  • Push distance increased from 500 to 600

Linkens Sphere Linken's Sphere[edit]

  • Properly blocks Unstable Concoction and Death Coil

Maelstrom Maelstrom[edit]

  • Maelstrom attack speed bonus increased from 15 to 25

Radiance Radiance[edit]

  • AoE damage effect can now be toggled on and off

Town Portal Scroll Town Portal Scroll[edit]

  • Reworked mechanics
    • The casting time system for scroll teleports are now dynamic
    • Whenever a hero teleports to an area, it causes any other teleports to that area to be delayed with extra time based on the number of heroes that teleported or are teleporting there
    • Each teleport leaves has memory lasts about 20 seconds for that location
    • This does not affect teleports to the fountain area (it accounts for rough areas around shop area as well)
  • Example: First hero teleports to their tower, it takes the usual 3 seconds casting time
    • Then 3 other heroes teleport right after
    • The second one that telports has a 5 second teleport time
    • Then 6 seconds, 7, etc.
  • Teleport location effect no longer lies to the enemies about the landing spot
  • Enemies now see the colors of the teleporting heroes
  • Increases max range on where you can choose teleport near a building from 350 to 525
  • The color of the teleport effect changes if you are in delayed teleport mode
    • It goes to normal once you have the standard 3 seconds left
    • Both sides can tell if it's a quick or a delayed teleport and time things accordingly

Vanguard Vanguard[edit]

  • Damage block reduced from 40 to 20 when equipped on ranged heroes
    • (50% less block like stout and Poor Man's Shield)

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed bug with swapping with Kunkka and getting Quelling Blade
  • Fixed Kraken Shell not getting disabled when Doomed
  • Fixed an area where you could TP and become stuck
  • Fixed a bug with Forged Spirits dying when getting an allied War Cry buff
  • Fixed a recent issue with Frost Arrows cast range
  • Fixed Eul's movement speed bonus not functioning correctly sometimes (if your hero has a unit morphing ability)
  • Fixed a minor bug with Ursa's Enrage + Fury Swipes combo against Vanguard
  • Fixed some Ion Shell stacking bugs