As the Dota 2 community counts down to Monday, 20th November, excitement peaks for the roll-out of Patch 7.34e. This update, announced on 17th November, promises significant changes to the current game dynamics dominated by the Strength heroes / Blademail meta, prevalent since The International 2023.
The announcement can be found inside the Dota 2 main menu.
Bristleback’s current strategy, involving a unique playstyle with his third skill and Aghanim’s Scepter, has been a formidable game force, often leading to devastating consequences for opponents. Similarly, Spirit Breaker has been a standout with a strategy focusing on map presence and team fight participation, resulting in a notable win rate of 51.02%.
The patch also might adjust items like Blademail and Heart of Tarrasque, currently influential in the meta, especially among mid-laners. Furthermore, Dazzle emerged as a powerful core hero, showing the potential for innovation and variety in hero roles.
Expectations for Patch 7.34e include changes to these heroes and strategies and adjustments to popular heroes like Witch Doctor, Chaos Knight, Wraith King, and Warlock. Support players are particularly looking forward to changes that might end the dominance of simple yet powerful strategies, especially against heroes like Bristleback.