Dota 2 is prepping for The International 2017 with patch 7.06e

Dota 2 patch 7.06e

Dota 2 is getting its usual pre-tournament tweaks ahead of August’s The International, the largest and most prestigious Dota 2 event and the esports equivelent of a get-rich-quick scheme with the slight bonus of actually paying off for everyone involved. Patch 7.06e will likely be the last set of major changes before it all kicks off next month, and it’s an even balance of buffs and nerfs across items and heroes, as well as a meaningful change to jungle earnings.

Here’s everything that’s happened with Dota 2 updates recently.

Patch notes via Valve, in a slightly more readable format:

Map changes

  • Neutral small camps gold bounty increased by 10%

Item changes

  • Veil of Discordnerfed
    • Recipe cost increased from 400 to 500
  • Bloodthornnerfed
    • Critical Strike damage reduced from 1.45x to 1.4x
  • Heaven’s Halberdnerfed
    • Disarm duration on ranged heroes reduced from 5.5 to 5

Hero changes

  • Alchemistbuffed
    • Base Agility increased from 11 to 16
    • Greevil’s Greed Bounty Rune multiplier increased from 2x to 2.5x
  • Arc Wardenbuffed
    • Turn rate improved from 0.4 to 0.6
  • Batridernerfed
    • Flaming Lasso cooldown increased from 90/75/60 to 100/80/60
  • Brewmasterchanged
    • Fire brewling health increased from 1200 to 1300
    • Level 10 Talent changed from +30 Attack Speed to +30 Damage
    • Level 25 Talent changed from +120 Damage to +140 Attack Speed
  • Broodmotherbuffed
    • Level 20 Talent from +12 Spiders Attack Damage to +14
  • Bristlebacknerfed
    • Base damage reduced by 4
  • Chenbuffed
    • Hand of God Heal increased from 225/325/425 to 225/350/475
    • Level 20 Talent increased from +90 Gold/Min to +120
  • Clockwerknerfed
    • Battery Assault mana cost increased from 75 to 100
    • Base damage reduced by 3
  • Dark Seernerfed
    • Surge cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9 to 13/12/11/10
  • Enchantressbuffed
    • Nature’s Attendants mana cost reduced from 125/140/155/170 to 125
  • Ionerfed
    • Spirits mana cost increased from 120/130/140/150 to 150
  • Legion Commandernerfed
    • Press The Attack cast range reduced from 800 to 700
  • Leshracbuffed
    • Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
    • Pulse Nova damage increased from 100/130/160 to 100/140/180
  • Lifestealernerfed
    • Strength gain reduced from 3.3 to 3.1
  • Linanerfed
    • Dragon Slave damage reduced from 110/180/250/320 to 85/160/235/310
    • Level 25 Talent from +40/4% Fiery Soul to +35/3%
  • Lunabuffed
    • Level 10 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +20
    • Level 20 Talent from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
  • Lycannerfed
    • Howl cooldown increased from 55/50/45/40 to 60/55/50/45
  • Monkey Kingbuffed
    • Boundless Strike cooldown reduced from 25 to 22
    • Wukong’s Command Attack Interval improved from 1.6 to 1.4
  • Morphlingbuffed
    • Base Attack Time improved from 1.55 to 1.5
  • Naga Sirenbuffed
    • Base health regen increased from 0.5 to 1.5
  • Nightstalkernerfed
    • Base Intelligence reduced from 16 to 13
    • Hunter In The Night cooldown increased from 26/22/18/14 to 30/26/22/18
  • Nyx Assassinnerfed
    • Movement Speed reduced from 305 to 300
  • Ogre Magibuffed
    • Level 15 Talent increased from +8% Magic Resistance to +12%
    • Level 20 Talent increased from +250 Health to +350
    • Level 20 Talent increased from +25 Movement Speed to +30
  • Phantom Lancerbuffed
    • Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 2.8
  • Phoenixbuffed
    • Level 10 Talent from +175 Health to +200
  • Pucknerfed
    • Base Armor reduced by 1
  • Pugnabuffed
    • Level 25 Talent increased from +150 Nether Blast Damage to +200
  • Queen of Painnerfed
    • Base Damage reduced by 4
    • Level 25 Spell Lifesteal reduced from 70% to 60%
  • Razornerfed
    • Agility gain reduced from 2.0 to 1.8
  • Sand Kingnerfed
    • Caustic Finale timer damage from 45/65/85/110 to 20/50/80/110
  • Shadow Demonbuffed
    • Base Strength increased from 19 to 21
    • Demonic Purge cooldown reduced from 50 to 40
  • Sniperbuffed
    • Agility gain increased from 2.5 to 2.7
  • Spectrebuffed
    • Base Strength increased from 19 to 20
    • Level 15 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +25
  • Svennerfed
    • Warcry cooldown increased from 32/26/20/14 to 34/28/22/16
  • Tinybuffed
    • Toss can now throw units to Spell Immune enemies
  • Venomancernerfed
    • Strength gain reduced from 2.15 to 1.9
  • Visagebuffed
    • Grave Chill mana cost reduced from 100 to 90
  • Windrangerbuffed
    • Windrun mana cost reduced from 75 to 60
  • Winter Wyvernbuffed
    • Cold Embrace base health regen increased from 20 to 25
    • Arctic Burn slow increased from 19/26/33/40% to 22/28/34/40%

I’ll leave it to the experts among you to figure out exactly how this changes the meta, though clearly jungling is improved and we might not see Nightstalker every single game now. Common patch analysis hub Kevin ‘Purge’ Godec is currently attending a wedding, but expect the normal hour-plus thoughts from him once he can sit down at a computer.

The patch will see its first bit of major competitive play as part of the Mars Dota 2 League this week. Many of the teams competing were direct invites or easy qualification winners for TI7, so expect them to shape the meta going forward. Chances are after that – or even during – there will be further small tweaks, so keep an eye out.

TI7 itself is now ready to go, with all the teams decided. Oddly, there’s no date yet set for group games to begin, but expect it in the latter half of July.