Version 6.68

[e][h]Version 6.68
Version Information
Release Date:
2010-07-26
Highlights
  • New Heroes
  • New Items
  • Balance Changes
Chronology
 
 V6.67c
V6.68b 
 

New Heroes[edit]

Disruptor, the Stormcrafter[edit]


Aurel Vlaicu, the Gyrocopter[edit]


Io, the Wisp[edit]


Shadow Demon[edit]

Heroes[edit]

Alchemist Alchemist[edit]

  • Unstable Concoction mana cost from 90 to 120
  • Unstable Concoction damage rescaled from 150/200/250/300 to 120/180/240/300

Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition[edit]

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

Anti-Mage Anti-Mage[edit]

Axe Axe[edit]

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

Bane Bane[edit]

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

Bloodseeker Bloodseeker[edit]

  • Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 3

Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter[edit]

  • 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

Brewmaster Brewmaster[edit]

Broodmother Broodmother[edit]

  • Armor decreased by 2

Chaos Knight Chaos Knight[edit]

  • Reality Rift mana cost increased from 50 to 70
  • Starting str decreased by 4 and increased base damage by 4 to keep it constant

Clockwerk Clockwerk[edit]

  • 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

Death Prophet Death Prophet[edit]

  • Crypt Swarm cooldown decreased from 9 base to 8 base (5➜4 when fully upgraded)

Doom Doom[edit]

  • 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 Drow Ranger[edit]

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

Elder Titan Elder Titan[edit]

Invoker Invoker[edit]

  • Strength gain increased from 1.4 to 1.7

Jakiro Jakiro[edit]

  • Macropyre travel range from 600/750/900 to 900

Juggernaut Juggernaut[edit]

  • Healing Ward mana cost rescaled from 140 to 80/100/120/140
  • Healing Ward regeneration increased from 1/2/3/4% to 1/2/4/5%

Leshrac Leshrac[edit]

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

Lich Lich[edit]

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

Lifestealer Lifestealer[edit]

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

Lina Lina[edit]

Luna Luna[edit]

  • 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 Medusa[edit]

  • Movement speed decreased from 300 to 290
  • Strength gain decreased from 1.85 to 1.65

Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet[edit]

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

Meepo Meepo[edit]

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 305
  • Poof mana cost from 140/120/100/80 to 80

Mirana Mirana[edit]

  • Moonlight Shadow cooldown rescaled from 160 to 180/160/140
  • Moonlight Shadow duration rescaled from 7/9/11 to 11

Night Stalker Night Stalker[edit]

  • Base damage increased by 10
  • Crippling Fear miss chance from 10/20/30/40% to 40%

Ogre Magi Ogre Magi[edit]

  • Int gain increased from 1.9 to 2.4
  • Fireblast rescaled from 75/125/175/275 to 80/145/210/275 (146745)
  • Multicast mana cost increase for Firebalst rescaled from 30/80/110 to 30/70/110 (146745)

Omniknight Omniknight[edit]

  • Movement speed increased by 5

Outworld Devourer Outworld Devourer[edit]

  • Astral Imprisonment no longer causes the target to lose vision over that area
  • Added Aghanim's Scepter to Outworld Devourer (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

Puck Puck[edit]

Pudge Pudge[edit]

  • 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
  • Meat Hook damage adjusted from 100/200/300/400 to 90/180/270/360

Queen of Pain Queen of Pain[edit]

Razor Razor[edit]

  • 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 armor

Riki Riki[edit]

  • Base agility increased by 10
  • Base damage and armor decreased to remain the same overall after the extra agility

Sand King Sand King[edit]

  • Armor increased by 1

Sniper Sniper[edit]

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

Spectre Spectre[edit]

  • 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 Spirit Breaker[edit]

  • 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)

Techies Techies[edit]

Templar Assassin Templar Assassin[edit]

  • Psi Blades spill range from 320 to 320/340/360/380

Terrorblade Terrorblade[edit]

  • Soul Steal secondary ability is now in the same position as the primary ability with the same hotkey (210124)

Tinker Tinker[edit]

  • Armor increased by 1

Tiny Tiny[edit]

  • 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

Undying Undying[edit]

  • Tombstone cast range increased from 250 to 600

Vengeful Spirit Vengeful Spirit[edit]

  • Magic Missile mana cost rescaled from 95/110/125/140 to 110/120/130/140

Venomancer Venomancer[edit]

Viper Viper[edit]

  • Added Aghanim's Scepter to Viper
  • Cast range increased from 500 to 800 and cooldown from 80/50/30 to 12

Visage Visage[edit]

  • 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 mana cost increased from 100 to 150

Warlock Warlock[edit]

  • 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.

Weaver Weaver[edit]

  • Shukuchi now has a 0.25 second fade time
  • The Swarm mana cost increased from 75 to 100
  • The Swarm vision reduced from to 500 to 250

Wraith King Wraith King[edit]

  • Vampiric Aura lifesteal improved from 10/16/22/28% to 15/20/25/30%
  • Reincarnation mana cost increased from 100 to 140
  • Reworked Hellfire Blast
  • Old:
    • Stun Duration: 2
    • Damage: 100/150/200/250
    • Cooldown: 8
    • Mana cost: 140
  • New:
    • 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
    • Mana cost: 140
    • Note: The dps duration is the full 4 seconds.

Zeus Zeus[edit]

Removed Items[edit]

Arcane Ring[edit]

New Items[edit]

Arcane Boots Arcane Boots[edit]

Orb of Venom Orb of Venom[edit]

Items[edit]

Animal Courier Animal Courier[edit]

  • Price decreased from 200 to 170

Assault Cuirass Assault Cuirass[edit]

  • Attack Speed decreased from 40% to 35%
  • Aura Attack Speed increased from 15% to 20%

Blade Mail Blade Mail[edit]

  • Damage Return duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds

Bloodstone Bloodstone[edit]

  • 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)

Daedalus Daedalus[edit]

  • Damage increased by 6 (to equal the total of crystalys and demon edge)

Dust of Appearance Dust of Appearance[edit]

  • Reduced AoE from 1250 to 1050

Ethereal Blade Ethereal Blade[edit]

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

Euls Scepter of Divinity Eul's Scepter of Divinity[edit]

  • Cast range increased from 600 to 700
  • Added double click support for Euls (174341)

Eye of Skadi Eye of Skadi[edit]

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

Heart of Tarrasque Heart of Tarrasque[edit]

  • Delay on regeneration reduced from 8 to 6 seconds

Maelstrom Maelstrom[edit]

  • Recipe cost decreased from 900 to 800

Mekansm Mekansm[edit]

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

Quelling Blade Quelling Blade[edit]

  • Tree Chop cooldown decreased from 15 to 10

Sentry Ward Sentry Ward[edit]

  • Increased true sight vision from 800 to 950
  • Reduced natural vision to just around itself

Skull Basher Skull Basher[edit]

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

Urn of Shadows Urn of Shadows[edit]

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

Vanguard Vanguard[edit]

  • HP bonus from 300 to 275

Gameplay[edit]

  • Added a new gold mechanic to the game
  • Support gold bounty gained for kills is now displayed on top 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
  • 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
  • New visual effect for Vengeful Spirit's scepter
  • New visual effect for Witch Doctor's Aghanim's 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 Spirit Breaker (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