Dota 2 Patch 7.19 Brings Numerous Hero Ability Tweaks for Enhanced Balance

Valve and Dota 2 are heading closer to The International 2018. Thus, as we’re coming closer to its begin date, Valve has released a new Dota 2 patch 7.19. Some changes are most likely to cause fairer gameplay and a larger pick pool, which is also going to contribute to a better watching experience.

Patch 7.19 brings numerous changes to serve for more robust gameplay and better hero Balance. Allegedly, Pudge will no longer be a vital Hero because of the Meat Hook cooldown nerf, which puts Pudge in a lousy spot in early game situations.

Lots of other Heroes have also received numerous changes, which in the end finds a middle point between high and low, which further purpose is to create a stronger and better gameplay experience. Professionals are about to create a new meta, as its existence in every Dota 2 competitive event so far.

Dota 2 7.19 Patch Notes

  • The patch landed before a couple of hours, and all of the patch notes can be found below:
  • Daily Bonus Hero changed from 2 Mangoes to 1
  • Added 2 trees near the cliff area below the Dire primary jungle shrine
  • Abaddon: Mist Coil manacost reduced from 50/60/70/80 to 50
  • Ancient Apparition: Ice Vortex manacost reduced from 80/90/100/110 to 65/80/95/110
  • Bloodseeker: Level 25 Talent reduced from +20% Max Thirst and Damage to +18%
  • Bloodseeker: Thirst bonus rescaled from 16/24/32/40 to 7/18/29/40
  • Broodmother: Spin Web movement speed reduced from 40/50/60/70% to 25/40/55/70%
  • Broodmother: Spin Web charge replenish rate increased from 40 to 45 seconds
  • Centaur: Base strength increased by 2
  • Crystal Maiden: Crystal Nova manacost increased from 100/120/140/160 to 130/140/150/160
  • Drow Ranger: Base strength reduced by 1
  • Enchantress: Nature’s Attendants manacost increased from 110/120/140/150 to 170/160/150/140
  • Juggernaut: Blade Fury damage increased from 80/105/130/150 to 90/115/140/160
  • Necrophos: Reaper’s Scythe Scepter cooldown increased from 55/40/25 to 60/50/40
  • Necrophos: Ghost Shroud self magic resistance reduction increased from 30% to 40%
  • Necrophos: Reaper’s Scythe cast point increased from 0.5 to 0.55
  • Ogre Magi: Fireblast damage increased from 55/110/165/220 to 60/120/180/240
  • Outworld Devourer: Sanity’s Eclipse damage multiplier increased from 8/9/10 to 9/10/11
  • Outworld Devourer: Essence Aura mana bonus increased from 125/200/275/350 to 150/250/350/450
  • Phantom Lancer: Juxtapose Illusion incoming damage increased from 500% to 600%
  • Phantom Lancer: Base intelligence reduced by 2
  • Phoenix: Level 15 Talent reduced from +60 Fire Spirits DPS to +50
  • Puck: Waning Rift silence duration increased from 1.5/2/2.5/3 to 2/2.5/3/3.5
  • Pudge: Meat Hook cooldown increased from 17/15/13/11 to 27/22/17/12
  • Pugna: Base damage reduced by 2
  • Riki: Smoke Screen cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
  • Shadow Shaman: Base armor increased by 1
  • Sniper: Level 15 Talent increased from +25 Shrapnel DPS to +35
  • Sven: Base damage increased by 2
  • Templar Assassin: Psionic Traps damage reduced from 250/350/450 to 250/300/350
  • Timbersaw: Reactive Armor armor per stack increased from 1/1.2/1.4/1.6 to 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6
  • Treant Protector: Leech Seed manacost increased from 80/95/110/125 to 100/110/120/130
  • Visage: Gravekeeper’s Cloak minimum damage reduced from 50 to 40
  • Weaver: Base movement speed reduced from 280 to 275
  • Windranger: Windrun cooldown increased from 12 to 15/14/13/12
  • Winter Wyvern: Splinter Blast manacost increased from 90/110/130/150 to 105/120/135/150
  • Zeus: Nimbus radius reduced from 500 to 450


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Angel Kicevski started playing video games a long time ago. He started playing competitively since the Counter-Strike 1.3 era. Shortly after the competitive CS era, he managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. His mission is to bring gaming news and make guides for those who need them in the best possible way. He also considers himself an Escape From Tarkov addict.

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