Latest Dota 2 Gameplay Update Nerfs Multiple Heroes
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While we are all awaiting the first big feature update after the conclusion of The International 2018, Valve has decided to swing its mighty nerf bat once again. In the latest Dota 2 gameplay update (7.19d), Valve has nerfed multiple heroes, including the newest hero in the roster, Grimstroke. This should probably be the last balance changes before the first minor of the Dota Pro Circuit kicks off.

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Apart from Grimstroke, Terrorblade also got hit quite hard with the nerf bat. While there are some minor adjustments to other heroes such as Weaver, Treant, Undying and more. One of my pub match favourites, Riki (don’t judge me), also gets quite a few changes that all seem to be relatively big nerfs when combined.

In the entire update, there isn’t one buff to speak of. Most of these nerfs are necessary, in my opinion, and it will be very interesting to see how this little update affects the meta going into DreamLeague Season 10. Check out all the nerfs from the latest Dota 2 gameplay update below:

Drow Ranger:

  • Marksmanship agility bonus reduced from 40/60/80 to 35/55/75


  • Base armor reduced by 1


  • Ink Swell max damage reduced from 220/280/340/400 to 160/240/320/400
  • Ink Swell movement speed bonus reduced from 18/22/26/30% to 18%
  • Phantom Embrace latch duration from 4/4/5/5 to 5
  • Phantom Embrace DPS rescaled from 12/18/24/30 to 6/14/22/30


  • Level 10 Talent reduced from +40 Damage to +30
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +80 Attack Speed to +70

Phantom Lancer:

  • Spirit Lance cast range rescaled from 750 to 525/600/675/750


  • Smoke Screen slow rescaled from 10/15/20/25% to 8/12/16/20%
  • Smoke Screen miss chance rescaled from 40/50/60/70% to 10/30/50/70%
  • Tricks of the Trade AoE reduced from 500 to 450
  • Tricks of the Trade duration rescaled from 4/5/6 to 4/4.5/5
  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +900 Blink Strike Range to +700
  • Level 25 Talent reduced from +400 Tricks of the Trade AoE to +300


  • Last Word damage reduced from 120/180/240/300 to 75/150/225/300


  • Conjure Image manacost increased from 70 to 70/75/80/85
  • Reflection slow reduced from -25% to -20%
  • Sunder manacost increased from 200/100/0 to 200/100/50
  • Level 15 Talent reduced from +300 Health to +250

Treant Protector:

  • Leech Seed heal reduced from 15/30/45/60 to 12/24/36/48


  • Tombstone hit count reduced from 4/5/6/8 to 4/5/6/7


  • Fury Swipes duration reduced from 20 to 8/12/16/20


  • Shukuchi Manacost increased from 60 to 70


  • Arc Lightning manacost increased from 65/70/75/80 to 80

What do you think about all the nerfs in the latest Dota 2 gameplay update? Let us know in the comment section below.






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