Dota 2 Patch 7.27 Brings Major Item Changes
Instead of the usual balance changes for heroes, Valve focused its attention and resources on Dota 2 items for Patch 7.27. The new update comes with new items and existing item changes.
Here’s the list of major patch notes for the items:
- The fountain now attacks in the same way as the Fury Claw, and its damage per hit has been increased by 3.
- Increased the limit of neutral items from appearing near enemies from 900 to 1000.
- Neutral items will not appear if the real hero who was killed is teleported while nearby.
- Neutral items will no longer appear on cloned Meepo when the main Meepo is not nearby.
- Health regeneration amplification effect does not add, decreases and overlaps.
- Healing amplification effect does not add, decreases, and overlaps.
Based on Valve’s objectives, overpowering items will receive game-changing nerfs. The most popular items, such as Necronomicon or Necro Book, Tranquil Boots, and Helm of the Dominator, lost some of its special features. Other items with high use and win rates received lower speed rates, damage effects, and cooldown. Expect these nerfs to effect Bitcoin Dota 2 betting odds one way or another as it adds more elements to the gameplay, as well as add new elements to the meta.
Necronomicon – No longer provides Archer Aura; Damage type changed from Penetration to Hero; Mana regen reduced from 3/3.5/4 to 2/3/4; Wills no longer pierce through spell spells and do no damage.
Tranquil Boots – Speed from 75 to 70 when effect is unbreakable; Speed reduced from 50 to 45 when effect is broken.
Helm of the Dominator – No longer provides damage and regeneration aura; Cooldown reduced from 60 to 45; Passive bonus changed to +6 armor, +6 health regeneration, +6 all stats.
The weaker items are getting buffs and a boost in popularity. Items that needed extra attention are the ever-imbalanced Drum of Endurance, Dark Sword, and Silver Edge. Other items received increased rates in speed, regeneration, and Strength/Intellect/Agility combos.
Drum of Endurance – Now requires a combination of crown, sage’s mask, wind, and 600 gold; No longer provides an attack speed of 20 Aura; Now provides +6 All Stats, +1.5 Mana Regen, +20 Movement Speed Bonus; Attack speed bonus increased from +35 to +45; Activation movement speed increased from 12% to 13%.
Dark Sword – Attack speed increased from 30 to 35; Damage reduced from 27 to 25
Silver Edge – Resonating Islands are now required instead of the Ultimate; Now provides +40 damage, +45 attack speed, +12 strength, +10 intelligence, +1.5 mana regeneration.
Blitz Knuckles – New basic item; Requires 1,000 gold and grants +35 attack speed.
Voodoo Mask – New basic item; Grants +12% Spell Lifesteal (2.5% against creeps). Costs 900 Gold.