Version 6.81

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[e][h]Version 6.81
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Release Date:
  • Balance Changes


  • Roshan base armor increased by 1
  • Attack Speed now always continually adjusts based on the latest modifications applied to the unit
  • Melee illusions created by a Rune of Illusion take 200% instead of 300% damage
  • Random Draft hero selection pool increased from 22 to 24
  • Captains Draft hero selection pool increased from 24 to 27 (8 per type to 9)
  • Captains Draft hero bans increased from 4 to 6
  • Meepo is no longer available in Ability Draft


Abaddon Abaddon[edit]

  • Aghanim's Scepter Borrowed Time now redirects 35% of all damage dealt to nearby allied heroes to Abaddon when active
    • Heroes within 900 range of Abaddon will have their damage redirected

Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition[edit]

Anti-Mage Anti-Mage[edit]

  • Mana Void area of effect increased from 450 to 500

Axe Axe[edit]

Batrider Batrider[edit]

Beastmaster Beastmaster[edit]

  • Base damage increased by 4

Bloodseeker Bloodseeker[edit]

  • Bloodrage cast point improved from 0.6 to 0.4
  • Bloodrage can no longer be dispelled
    • Using abilities like Manta or BKB will not remove the Silence

Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter[edit]

  • Track cast range increased from 900/1050/1200 to 1200

Brewmaster Brewmaster[edit]

  • If you have not attacked for 10 seconds, your next attack will always activate a Drunken Brawler critical hit
  • If you have not been attacked for 10 seconds, Drunken Brawler will cause you to evade the next attack
    • This mechanic carries over to your Fire Spirit when it has the passive via Aghanim Scepter

Bristleback Bristleback[edit]

  • Warpath no longer has unique values for the first movement speed stack
    • First stack bonus was 5%/7%/10% movement speed (It now does the same as all stacks)
  • Warpath movement speed stack bonus increased from 1/2/3% to 3/4/5%
    • Old Level 1: 5%➜9%
    • Old Level 3: 10%➜28%
    • New Level 1: 3%➜15%
    • New Level 3: 5%➜35%

Broodmother Broodmother[edit]

  • Spiderling's Poison Sting damage per second increased from 4 to 8
  • Spin Web's free pathing no longer deactivates when enemy has vision on Broodmother
  • Spin Web's free pathing is now disabled for 3 seconds when Broodmother takes damage
  • Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/60/80% to 60/80/100%

Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner[edit]

  • Hoof Stomp mana cost increased from 85/100/115/130 to 130

Chaos Knight Chaos Knight[edit]

Chen Chen[edit]

  • Penitence cooldown reduced from 14 to 14/13/12/11

Clinkz Clinkz[edit]

Dazzle Dazzle[edit]

  • Poison Touch no longer causes a ministun
    • This only removes the instant ministun at the start
    • The debuff will still stun the target when the poison sets in at level 4

Disruptor Disruptor[edit]

Doom Doom[edit]

Drow Ranger Drow Ranger[edit]

  • Gust knockback duration increased from 0.2 to 0.5

Earth Spirit Earth Spirit[edit]

Earthshaker Earthshaker[edit]

Elder Titan Elder Titan[edit]

  • Echo Stomp mana cost reduced from 100/115/130/145 to 100
  • Echo Stomp physical and magical damage increased from 80 to 80/85/90/95 each

Ember Spirit Ember Spirit[edit]

  • Searing Chains duration reduced from 2/2/3/3 to 1/2/2/3
    • Total damage is still 80/120/240/300
  • Sleight of Fist bonus damage reduced from 30/60/90/120 to 20/40/60/80

Enchantress Enchantress[edit]

Enigma Enigma[edit]

Faceless Void Faceless Void[edit]

Gyrocopter Gyrocopter[edit]

Huskar Huskar[edit]

Invoker Invoker[edit]

Jakiro Jakiro[edit]

  • Dual Breath range increased by 50
  • Liquid Fire level 4 cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
  • Aghanim's Scepter Macropyre duration increased from 7 to 14
  • Aghanim's Scepter Macropyre range increased from 1350 to 1800
    • Unupgraded is still 900

Juggernaut Juggernaut[edit]

Keeper of the Light Keeper of the Light[edit]

  • Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Provides permanent Spirit Form
    • Additionally, the following effects are active during the day: Keeper of the Light gains unobstructed vision and Illuminate heals allies for 75% of the damage values

Kunkka Kunkka[edit]

  • Torrent area of effect increased from 215 to 225
  • X Marks The Spot can now last twice as long on allied heroes
  • Ghost Ship allied buff duration increased from 8 to 10
  • Add Ghost Ship AOE indicator for allies

Legion Commander Legion Commander[edit]

  • Overwhelming Odds bonus damage per hero is increased from 14/16/18/20 to 20/35/50/65
    • Per creep is still 14/16/18/20
  • Overwhelming Odds area of effect increased from 315 to 330
  • Overwhelming Odds base damage rescaled from 50/100/150/200 to 60/100/140/180
  • Moment of Courage now uses Pseudo Random chance
    • This reduces the chances that a very unlucky or lucky streak of procs occurs

Leshrac Leshrac[edit]

Lich Lich[edit]

Lina Lina[edit]

Lion Lion[edit]

  • Hex cooldown reduced from 30/25/20/15 to 30/24/18/12

Lone Druid Lone Druid[edit]

  • Spirit Bear health regeneration increased from 2 to 2/3/4/5

Luna Luna[edit]

Lycan Lycan[edit]

  • Shapeshift no longer provides 100/200/300 bonus health

Magnus Magnus[edit]

  • Removed Skewer maximum target limit
  • Skewer range increased from 600/800/1000/1200 to 750/900/1050/1200

Medusa Medusa[edit]

  • Split Shot reworked from 50/60/70/80% damage with 5 maximum targets, to 80% damage with 2/3/4/5 maximum targets
  • Mystic Snake no longer requires Fog of War vision to bounce
  • Mana Shield damage absorption per mana increased from 1/1.5/2/2.5 to 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5

Meepo Meepo[edit]

Mirana Mirana[edit]

Naga Siren Naga Siren[edit]

Necrophos Necrophos[edit]

Night Stalker Night Stalker[edit]

Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin[edit]

Ogre Magi Ogre Magi[edit]

  • Base armor increased by 1
  • Cast animation improved from 0.56 to 0.45

Omniknight Omniknight[edit]

  • Purification area of effect increased from 225 to 240
  • Repel no longer removes positive buffs from allies
    • This means that Repel will no longer remove Guardian Angel
  • Guardian Angel duration increased from 5/6/7 to 6/7/8
  • Aghanim's Scepter Guardian Angel duration increased from 5/6/7 to 8/9/10

Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin[edit]

Phoenix Phoenix[edit]

  • Icarus Dive cast point extended from 0.01 to 0.2
  • Fire Spirits damage reduced from 15/35/55/75 to 10/30/50/70
  • Fire Spirits health cost increased from 15% to 20%

Pugna Pugna[edit]

Queen of Pain Queen of Pain[edit]

  • Shadow Strike cooldown reduced from 20/16/12/8 to 16/12/8/4
  • Shadow Strike cast range increased from 400 to 435

Razor Razor[edit]

Riki Riki[edit]

  • Backstab now works when attacking allied units

Shadow Demon Shadow Demon[edit]

  • Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Demonic Purge cooldown replaced with two charges that have a 40 second replenish time

Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend[edit]

Silencer Silencer[edit]

Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage[edit]

Sniper Sniper[edit]

  • Fixed Sniper's acquisition range not matching his maximum attack range
    • This affects his ability to auto attack units at his maximum range

Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker[edit]

  • Nether Strike cast range increased from 400/550/700 to 700
    • Scepter range increased from 550/700/850 to 850
  • Nether Strike cooldown rebalanced from 75 to 80/70/60

Sven Sven[edit]

  • Base damage increased by 6

Templar Assassin Templar Assassin[edit]

  • Psionic Trap sub-ability now has the same cast point as the ability on the trap itself
    • Previously the sub-ability and the ability on the trap had different cast behaviors (both zero now)

Terrorblade Terrorblade[edit]

Tidehunter Tidehunter[edit]

Tinker Tinker[edit]

Tiny Tiny[edit]

  • Craggy Exterior stun duration rescaled from 1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75

Troll Warlord Troll Warlord[edit]

Tusk Tusk[edit]

  • Reworked Snowball into a two-part ability: one which creates the snowball, and a sub-ability to launch the snowball
    • You have up to 4 seconds to use the sub-ability
    • The area that automatically pulls allies in has been reduced

Tusk and any nearby allied heroes roll in a quickly growing snowball towards the target enemy unit. Any victims caught in the snowball's path take damage and are briefly stunned. The snowball moves at a percentage of Tusk's current movement speed.
Radius: 200
Radius Grow: 40
Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200
Stun Duration: 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25

Tusk begins rolling into a snowball, automatically gathering allied Heroes within a 100 radius. Allies within a 400 radius can also be added to the snowball by right-clicking on them. Once launched, any enemies caught in the snowball's path will be stunned and take damage. Each allied Hero in the snowball will add to its speed and damage.
Base Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200
Bonus Damage Per Ally: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50
Bonus Speed Per Ally: 75
Stun Duration: 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25
Gather Radius: 100
Launch Time: 4

  • You can now load an ally into your snowball within 400 range by right clicking on them
  • Snowball moves 75 MS faster for each allied hero inside it
  • Snowball deals 20/30/40/50 extra damage for each additional hero in it

Undying Undying[edit]

  • Soul Rip area of effect increased from 975 to 1300
  • Tombstone Zombie Deathlust's Max % health threshold increased from 5/10/15/20% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Tombstone Zombies no longer give any experience or gold
    • Down from 25 experience and 5-7 gold
  • Tombstone Bounty increased from 70/90/110/130 to 75/100/125/150
  • Flesh Golem's Plague Aura now affects magic immune units

Ursa Ursa[edit]

Vengeful Spirit Vengeful Spirit[edit]

  • When Vengeful Spirit is slain, her killer is inflicted with a negative Vengeance Aura, which decreases the damage of her killer and their nearby allies, until she revives
    • The damage reduction is based on Vengeful Spirit's Vengeance Aura level, and has a 900 range area of effect around Vengeful Spirit's killer

Visage Visage[edit]

Warlock Warlock[edit]

Windranger Windranger[edit]

  • Activating Windrun now disjoints incoming attack projectiles
  • Aghanim's Scepter Focus Fire damage reduction decreased from -50/-40/-30 to -30/-15/0, and no longer has special rules for procs

Witch Doctor Witch Doctor[edit]

  • Maledict cooldown reduced from 35 to 20
  • Death Ward base attack time improved from 0.25 to 0.22

Wraith King Wraith King[edit]

  • Mortal Strike damage ratio increased from 1.25/1.75/2.25/2.75 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
  • Base armor reduced by 1.

Zeus Zeus[edit]

  • Arc Lightning cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
  • Lightning Bolt true sight range reduced from 900 to 750
  • Lightning Bolt flying vision range reduced from 1000 to 750
  • Lightning Bolt can now be cast on the ground, affecting the closest enemy hero in a 250 range


Animal Courier Animal Courier[edit]

  • Ground Courier respawn time reduced from 180 seconds to 140 seconds

Bloodstone Bloodstone[edit]

  • Bloodpact heal increased from 400 HP + 30 HP/charge to 500 HP + 30 HP/charge

Clarity Clarity[edit]

  • Mana regeneration from 100 over 30 seconds to 135 over 40 seconds

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

  • Cyclone now deals 50 damage to enemy units when they land
  • You can now cast Cyclone on yourself while you are magic immune

Manta Style Manta Style[edit]

Mjollnir Mjollnir[edit]

  • Chain Lightning damage reduced from 160 to 150
  • Static Shock area of effect is now centered around the unit with the Static Charge, rather than around the attacker
  • Fixed Chain Lightning not functioning properly when it procs while a previous proc is still bouncing
    • This affects Maelstrom and Mjollnir and makes them more reliable when they proc in sequence

Necronomicon 1 Necronomicon[edit]

Observer Ward Observer Ward[edit]

  • Sharing wards with allies now requires a Control key override
    • If you hold Control, using a ward will only target heroes
    • If you do not, you may only target the ground
  • Wards can no longer be placed in the fountain areas

Pipe of Insight Pipe of Insight[edit]

  • Pipe health regeneration reduced from 11 to 8
  • Pipe now provides Insight Aura, which grants 4 health regeneration to nearby allies
  • Pipe's active buff is no longer dispellable

Rod of Atos Rod of Atos[edit]

  • Cripple ability cooldown reduced from 12 to 10

Scythe of Vyse Scythe of Vyse[edit]

  • Hexed unit base movement speed increased from 100 to 140
    • This only affects Scythe of Vyse

Shadow Amulet Shadow Amulet[edit]

  • Fade no longer requires the target to remain stationary
    • Invisibility still requires the target to remain stationary

Shadow Blade Shadow Blade[edit]

Town Portal Scroll Town Portal Scroll[edit]

  • Added an option to require a halt command to in order to cancel a Town Portal Scroll

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