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Dota 2 update 7.22f patch notes: Huge hero changes ahead of TI9

by Kamil Malinowski

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Valve has released a new update for Dota 2. Dubbed as patch 7.22f, the update brings changes to a large portion of the hero pool just a few weeks before the start of The International 2019.

This new balance patch comes with just over two weeks until Dota 2’s biggest event of the year, TI9. It is a continuation of patch 7.22e, which was released on July 16, with most of the same heroes being adjusted in both updates. 

Popular heroes have once again been nerfed, while less popular ones have been buffed. A few heroes have received small adjustments, such as one more base intelligence, or one less armor, giving them a tiny change that may be pivotal in the early game. 

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The International 2019 is just around the corner.

Drow Ranger, Lycan, and Tinker buffs

A few heroes received some noticeable buffs with Drow Ranger, Lycan, and Tinker being at the top of the list. 

Drow Ranger received a buff to her base strength and agility, as well as a 10% increase to her gust blind. This combined with buffs from the previous patches could make her one of the strongest carries at TI9. 

Lycan also received buffs last patch and it didn't stop there. The werewolf gained extra damage on his Feral Impulse and bonus regen on his Howl ability. The hero hasn’t been the most popular in the last few months, but with so many buffs recently The International may be his time to shine.

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Dota 2's Drow Ranger has been buffed in patch 7.22f.

Meanwhile, Tinker received some unexpected changes with his level 10 talents gaining +25 cast range and 2% spell amplification. One of his level 15 talents was completely changed, going from +15% spell lifesteal to +11 mana cost/mana loss reduction. 

Dark Willow and Outworld Devourer nerfs

Some of the most popular heroes in the current meta have been hit with nerfs as both Dark Willow and Outworld Devourer have received substantial ability changes. 

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Outworld Devourer has received hefty nerfs in patch 7.22f.

Dark Willow’s ultimate, Terrorize, has had its duration reduced at ranks one and two, and its cooldown increased by 20 seconds across the board. This change mainly reduces her early game power and may see other supports take her place.

Outworld Devourer has seen two of his abilities take a hit, as Astral Imprisonment’s cooldown has been increased by two seconds and Sanity’s Eclipse has received a large mana cost increase - costing as much as 125 more mana at rank 3. 

The full list of patch notes from Valve can be found below. 


Dota 2 patch 7.22f full patch notes 

Items

AGHANIM'S SCEPTER

  • Consuming recipe cost reduced from 2000 to 1800

Heroes

ABADDON

  • Base attack speed increased from 115 to 120
  • Base armor increased by 1

ANCIENT APPARITION

COLD FEET

  • Cold Feet distance to travel reduced from 740 to 715

ICE BLAST

  • Ice Blast manacost increased from 150 to 175

TALENTS

  • Level 15 Talent reduced from +20 Health Regen to +15

BEASTMASTER

PRIMAL ROAR

  • Primal Roar knockback now destroys any trees the units come into contact with

BLOODSEEKER

  • Base movement speed increased by 5

BOUNTY HUNTER

SHURIKEN TOSS

  • Shuriken Toss manacost reduced from 150 to 135

BREWMASTER

  • Base intelligence increased by 1

CENTAUR WARRUNNER

RETALIATE

  • Retaliate damage reduced from 6/9/12/15% to 6/8/10/12%

CHAOS KNIGHT

REALITY RIFT

  • Reality Rift cooldown reduced from 20/15/10/5 to 14/11/8/5

CHEN

  • Base movement speed reduced by 5

DIVINE FAVOR

  • Divine Favor cooldown increased from 90/80/70/60 to 120/100/80/60

CLOCKWERK

HOOKSHOT

  • Hookshot stun duration increased from 1/1.5/2 to 1.5/1.75/2

CRYSTAL MAIDEN

  • Base armor reduced by 1

DARK SEER

VACUUM

  • Vacuum damage increased from 25/50/100/200 to 50/100/150/200

DARK WILLOW

TERRORIZE

  • Terrorize duration reduced from 4 to 3.5/3.75/4
  • Terrorize cooldown increased from 100/80/60 to 100/90/80

DRAGON KNIGHT

ELDER DRAGON FORM

  • Elder Dragon Form Scepter magic resistance increased from +30% to +40%

TALENTS

  • Level 20 Talent increased from +180 Gold/Min to +210

DROW RANGER

  • Base strength increased by 1
  • Base agility increased by 1

TALENTS

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +30% Gust Blind to +40%

ELDER TITAN

ECHO STOMP

  • Echo Stomp manacost reduced from 100 to 85/90/95/100

EMBER SPIRIT

  • Base armor reduced by 1

ENIGMA

  • Base intelligence reduced by 2

GRIMSTROKE

  • Base damage reduced by 4

INVOKER

  • Base intelligence increased by 1

COLD SNAP

  • Cold Snap damage increased from 7->56 to 8->64

JUGGERNAUT

  • Base agility reduced by 2
  • Base strength reduced by 1

KEEPER OF THE LIGHT

WILL-O-WISP

  • Will-O-Wisp radius increased from 700 to 725

LUNA

  • Base damage increased by 2

LYCAN

FERAL IMPULSE

  • Feral Impulse damage increased from 12/24/36/48% to 14/26/38/50%

HOWL

  • Howl bonus regen increased from 4/8/12/16 to 6/10/14/18

MARS

  • Base damage reduced by 2

GOD'S REBUKE

  • God's Rebuke critical strike reduced from 160/200/240/280% to 150/190/230/270%

MORPHLING

WAVEFORM

  • Waveform cast range reduced from 1000 to 700/800/900/1000

MORPH

  • Morph cast range reduced from 1000 to 700/850/1000

NATURE'S PROPHET

  • Intelligence gain increased from 3.3 to 3.5

NECROPHOS

  • Base intelligence increased by 1

DEATH PULSE

  • Death Pulse radius increased from 475 to 500

NIGHT STALKER

  • Base movement speed increased by 5

OMNIKNIGHT

PURIFICATION

  • Purification cooldown increased from 14/13/12/11 to 17/15/13/11

TALENTS

  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +5 Mana Regen to +4

OUTWORLD DEVOURER

ASTRAL IMPRISONMENT

  • Astral Imprisonment cooldown increased from 22/18/14/10 to 24/20/16/12

SANITY'S ECLIPSE

  • Sanity's Eclipse manacost increased from 175/250/325 to 200/325/450

PHANTOM ASSASSIN

  • Base damage increased by 1

TALENTS

  • Level 10 Talent increased from +200 Health to +225

PUDGE

MEAT HOOK

  • Meat Hook manacost reduced from 140 to 125/130/135/140

RIKI

BLINK STRIKE

  • Blink Strike cast range increased from 500/600/700/800 to 600/700/800/900

TALENTS

  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +700 Blink Strike Cast Range to +600

SKYWRATH MAGE

MYSTIC FLARE

  • Mystic Flare damage increased from 700/1150/1600 to 750/1175/1600

SLARK

  • Base damage reduced by 1

TALENTS

  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +1.25s Pounce Leash to +1s

SPIRIT BREAKER

BULLDOZE

  • Bulldoze manacost from 25/30/35/40 to 30/40/50/60

NETHER STRIKE

  • Nether Strike damage reduced from 120/185/250 to 100/175/250

SVEN

STORM HAMMER

  • Storm Hammer stun duration reduced from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2 to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2

TERRORBLADE

  • Level 10 increased from +10% Evasion to +15%

METAMORPHOSIS

  • Metamorphosis Scepter fear duration increased from 3 to 3.75

TINKER

TALENTS

  • Level 10 Talent increased from +100 Cast Range to +125
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +8% Spell Amplification to +10%
  • Level 15 Talent changed from +15% Spell Lifesteal to +11% Manacost/Manaloss Reduction

TUSK

  • Base armor increased by 1

UNDERLORD

PIT OF MALICE

  • Pit of Malice cooldown reduced from 24/22/20/18 to 22/20/18/16

DARK RIFT

  • Dark Rift cooldown reduced from 130/120/110 to 130/115/100

VENGEFUL SPIRIT

MAGIC MISSILE

  • Magic Missile manacost reduced from 110/120/130/140 to 100/110/120/130

VIPER

TALENTS

  • Level 25 Talent increased from +120 Damage to +160

WEAVER

  • Base armor increased by 1

WRAITH KING

MORTAL STRIKE

  • Mortal Strike manacost increased from 30/45/60/75 to 50/60/70/80

WRAITHFIRE BLAST

  • Wraithfire Blast base damage reduced from 100 to 70/80/90/100

ZEUS

  • Base intelligence increased by 1