DOTA 2 GAMEPLAY UPDATE 7.26a
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Dota 2 Gameplay Update 7.26a

Well, Valve did warn us that us that there would be follow up changes once they assessed the impact of 7.26, and it hasn’t taken long for 7.26a to arrive. This patch focuses on balancing both heroes and items, as well as a slight change to XP bonus for killstreaks — Heroes that focus on gold manipulation such as Bounty Hunter and Alchemist all received sigificant nerfs thanks to the new gold bounties mechanics, while items that feature an increase in movement speed (such as Boots and Drums) all recieved a change in mechanics from percentage based to fixed movement speed.

This is likely to be the first of many patches aimed at balancing the game since 7.26 dropped, so expect another patch in a couple of weeks as Icefrog monitors the impact of these changes.

You can view the complete patch notes below, or here.

For more information on Dota 2, please check out our previous coverage.

GENERAL

  • XP bonus for kill streaks reduced from 30->100 * Level to 20->90 * Level
  • BOOTS OF SPEED
    Changed from +15% to +45
  • POWER TREADS
    Changed from +15% to +45
  • ARCANE BOOTS
    Changed from +15% to +45
  • PHASE BOOTS
    Changed from +15% to +45
    Phase active speed reduced from 22% to 20%
  • TRANQUIL BOOTS
    Active state changed from +26% to +75
    Inactive state changed from +18% to +50
  • GUARDIAN GREAVES
    Changed from +17% to +50
  • BOOTS OF TRAVEL
    Changed from 38/44% to +110/130
  • SPIDER LEGS
    Changed from +28% to +65
  • FORCE BOOTS
    Changed from +40% to +115
  • WOODLAND STRIDERS
    Changed from +50% to +140
  • YASHA
    Changed from +20 to +8%
  • MANTA STYLE
    Changed from +20 to +8%
  • SANGE AND YASHA
    Changed from +30 to +10%
  • YASHA AND KAYA
    Changed from +30 to +10%
  • TRIDENT
    Changed from +30 to +10%
  • DRUM OF ENDURANCE
    Speed bonus reduced from 13% to 12%
  • SPIRIT VESSEL
    Provides a negative aura that reduces health regen, heals and lifesteal by 20% in a 1200 aoe
    Soul Release debuff regen reduction reduced from from 60% to 35%
    No longer requires Wind Lace (nor provides movement bonus)
    Recipe cost increased from 750 to 1000
  • RING OF BASILIUS
    Recipe cost increased from 150 to 175
  • HEADDRESS
    Recipe cost increased from 150 to 200
  • SOUL RING
    Recipe cost increased from 250 to 300
  • VLADMIR’S OFFERING
    Lifesteal reduced from 25% to 20%
    Recipe cost increased from 550 to 600
  • MEKANSM
    Recipe cost increased from 950 to 1000
  • PIPE OF INSIGHT
    Recipe cost increased from 1000 to 1200
  • LOTUS ORB
    Manacost increased from 150 to 175
  • SILVER EDGE
    No longer reduces regen
  • EYE OF SKADI
    Reduces all regen, heals and lifesteal by 35%
  • NULLIFIER
    Debuff is no longer dispellable
  • BLADE MAIL
    Intelligence reduced from 10 to 8

Written by Shaun Grimley

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