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Version 6.74

[e][h]Version 6.74
Version Information
Release Date:
2012-03-10
Highlights
  • Hero Balance Updates
  • Item Balance Updates
  • Gameplay Changes
  • Bug Fixes
  • Added heroes to CM
Chronology
 
 V6.73c
V6.74b 
 

Heroes[edit]

Alchemist Alchemist[edit]

  • Armor increased by 1
  • Unstable Concoction max damage increased from 120/180/240/300 to 130/200/270/340

Batrider Batrider[edit]

  • Flamebreak is now a targeted AoE spell
    • It no longer explodes on the first unit in a path
    • It travels towards the targeted destination and does its effect there
    • Projectile speed 900 (instead of 750)

Bristleback Bristleback[edit]

Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner[edit]

  • Great Fortitude strength bonus increased from 12/24/36 to 15/30/45
  • Return base damage increased from 16 to 16/18/20/22

Clinkz Clinkz[edit]

  • Death Pact damage bonus increased from 4/6/8% to 5/6.5/8%
  • Death Pact hp bonus increased from 50/60/70% to 50/65/80%

Clockwerk Clockwerk[edit]

  • Power Cogs HP/Mana drain increased from 55/70/85/100 to 60/90/120/150

Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden[edit]

  • Freezing Field AoE increased by 100 (Explosion AoE adjusted to keep damage probabilities equivalent)

Dark Seer Dark Seer[edit]

  • Wall of Replica illusions take 300% damage (up from 250%)
  • Wall of Replica Aghanim bonus no longer creates allied illusions
  • Wall of Replica Aghanim bonus now increases illusion damage from 70/80/90 to 100/120/140% instead

Doom Doom[edit]

Drow Ranger Drow Ranger[edit]

  • Silence AoE increased from 275 to 300

Ember Spirit Ember Spirit[edit]

  • Armor reduced by 1
  • Base Strength decreased from 21 to 19
  • Flame Guard health barrier reduced from 100/250/400/550 to 50/200/350/500
  • Fire Remnant damage decreased from 140/180/220 to 120/160/200
  • Searing Chains targets decreased from 3 to 2 random units

Enigma Enigma[edit]

  • Black Hole now prevents heroes being Forced out with Force Staff

Gyrocopter Gyrocopter[edit]

  • Homing Missile maximum damage (at 2k range) increased from 100/200/300/400 to 110/220/330/440
  • Rocket Barrage damage increased from 10/13/16/19 to 11/14/17/20

Invoker Invoker[edit]

  • Chaos Meteor damage increased from 80+Exort*30 to 80+Exort*35
  • Chaos Meteor land time decreased from 1.5 to 1.3
  • EMP can no longer hit Invulnerable/Tornadoed units
  • EMP cooldown increased from 25 to 30 seconds
  • Sun Strike damage type changed from Magical to Pure
  • Sun Strike now reveals the area it will hit before the damage impact
  • Tornado cooldown increased from 25 to 30 seconds
  • Tornado Damage decreased from 77.5+(Wex+Quas)×23 to 70+(Wex+Quas)×20

Juggernaut Juggernaut[edit]

Keeper of the Light Keeper of the Light[edit]

  • Mana Leak stun duration increased from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2 to 1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2

Kunkka Kunkka[edit]

Legion Commander Legion Commander[edit]

Lina Lina[edit]

  • Fiery Soul attack speed bonus increased from 30/40/50/60 to 40/50/60/70
  • Fiery Soul movement speed bonus increased from 3/4/5/6 to 4/5/6/7%

Lion Lion[edit]

  • Voodoo cooldown increased from 13 to 15
  • Voodoo mana cost increased from 110/140/170/200 to 125/150/175/200
  • Voodoo duration increased from 1.25/2/2.75/3.5 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4

Luna Luna[edit]

  • Moon Glaive damage decrease per bounce decreased from 35% to 30%

Magnus Magnus[edit]

  • Skewer will now cast in the direction you targeted if you cast it beyond the max range

Medusa Medusa[edit]

Mirana Mirana[edit]

Morphling Morphling[edit]

  • Morph passively grants 3/4/5/6 agility and strength
  • Waveform now properly dodges projectiles

Naga Siren Naga Siren[edit]

  • Changed Rip Tide cast mechanism
    • Rip Tide now casts in a 450 aoe around Naga and all of her illusions
    • Enemies can be fully affected by the Illusion's aoe
    • The effect does not stack
    • No longer uses cast point

Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet[edit]

Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin[edit]

  • Urna Swarm replaced with a new spell
    • Urna Swarm will be reused for a future hero
Spiked Carapace
ED
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Temporarily enhances the Assassin's chitinous armor with organic barbs, causing him to prevent and reflect the next player based damage instance and stuns the target. Lasts 4.5 seconds.
Stun Duration0.6 / 1.2 / 1.8 / 2.4
Damage Return100%
Duration4.5
10
50

Template:Notes

  • Only triggers on player based damage, both physical and magical. Does not prevent status debuffs. Spikes visually grow out of the hero when he is in this state.

Necrophos Necrophos[edit]

  • Heartstopper damage increased from 0.5/0.7/0.9/1.1 to 0.6/0.8/1/1.2
  • Sadist level 4 mana regen increased from 48 to 60

Ogre Magi Ogre Magi[edit]

  • Added Aghanim's Scepter
    • Gives his other head the ability to cast a more primitive version of Fireblast
    • It has a constant (not modified by ultimate/level) 275 damage, 1.5 second stun, 20 cooldown, 400 mana cost
    • It can trigger multicast
    • This is an independent 5th skill added to his ability card
Unrefined Fireblast
DD
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Blasts an enemy unit with a wave of fire, dealing damage and stunning the target.
Damage275
Stun Duration1.5
Range600
20
400

Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin[edit]

  • Phantom Strike cast range increased from 700/800/900/1000 to 1000
  • Phantom Strike cooldown rescaled from 20/15/10/5 to 14/11/8/5

Puck Puck[edit]

  • Ethereal Jaunt now dodges projectiles
  • Phase Shift autocast removed
  • Phase Shift mana cost removed
  • Phase Shift level 4 duration increased from 3 to 3.25 seconds
  • Aghanim Upgraded Dream Coil no longer increases the mana cost from the base spell

Pugna Pugna[edit]

  • Decrepify cast range increased from 550/600/650/700 to 700
  • Life Drain damage increased from 100/150/200 to 120/160/200 (with Aghanim's from 175/225/275 to 180/240/300)

Queen of Pain Queen of Pain[edit]

  • Shadow Strike initial damage increased from 50/70/70/100 to 50/75/100/125

Razor Razor[edit]

Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend[edit]

  • Necromastery now gives 6 souls for killing a hero (instead of 1)
  • Necromastery soul count increased from 8/16/24/32 to 12/20/28/36

Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage[edit]

  • Base Intelligence increased by 3
  • Arcane Bolt bonus intelligence damage increased from 1.5x to 1.6x
  • Arcane Bolt mana cost decreased from 90 to 70
  • Concussive Shot cooldown now scales from 20 to 20/19/18/17

Sniper Sniper[edit]

  • Headshot damage increased from 30/30/40/50 to 30/40/50/60

Storm Spirit Storm Spirit[edit]

Techies Techies[edit]

  • Attack range increased from 650 to 700

Templar Assassin Templar Assassin[edit]

  • Psi Blades bonus range increased from 40/100/160/220 to 60/120/180/240

Timbersaw Timbersaw[edit]

  • Timber Chain damage increased from 80/120/160/200 to 100/140/180/220

Tinker Tinker[edit]

Troll Warlord Troll Warlord[edit]

  • Battle Trance attack speed bonus increased from 60/100/140 to 60/120/180

Viper Viper[edit]

  • Poison Attack damage increased from 6/12/18/24 to 10/16/22/28
  • Fixed Poison Attack damage not being lethal

Visage Visage[edit]

Warlock Warlock[edit]

Items[edit]

Animal Courier Animal Courier[edit]

  • Courier cost decreased from 170 to 150

Bloodstone Bloodstone[edit]

  • HP regen increased by 1 to equal the sum of its parts

Ethereal Blade Ethereal Blade[edit]

Eye of Skadi Eye of Skadi[edit]

  • Cold Attack slow duration increased from 2/4 (range/melee) to 3/5

Flying Courier Flying Courier[edit]

  • Flying Courier cost increased from 200 to 220

Mjollnir Mjollnir[edit]

  • Mjollnir's Static Shock can now be cast on non-hero units as well (like Infernals)

Tranquil Boots Tranquil Boots[edit]

  • Can now be disassembled
  • Damage instances before breaking increased from 3 to 4
  • Rejuvenate heal increased from 150 to 170

Sange and Yasha Sange and Yasha[edit]

Veil of Discord Veil of Discord[edit]

  • Discord duration increased from 15 to 20 seconds

Gameplay[edit]

Captains Mode[edit]

Courier[edit]

  • Courier death team bounty can only trigger while no couriers are dead
  • Courier death team bounty from 150 to 175
  • Added a new ability on the courier to go to the secret shop

Other[edit]

  • Removed Unexplored Fog of War
  • Cheese no longer requires 5 mana to use
  • Range creeps mana pool increased from 300 to 500
  • Harpy's Chain Lightning cooldown from 6 to 4 seconds
  • Satyr Trickster purge mana cost decreased from 150 to 120
  • Satyr Hellcaller HP regen aura increased from 3 to 4

Fixed Bugs[edit]

  • Fixed a bug with Fire Remnant targeting and Essence Aura
  • Fixed Moment of Courage not having a learn hotkey
  • Fixed a fatal error possible with Tether
  • Fixed a bug with Fire Remnant when cast on self
  • Fixed Psi Blades not affecting a very small area right behind the initial target
  • Fixed Forged Spirits dying instantly when affected by Smoke of Deceit

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