Massive talent changes in Dota2 7.26c update

Massive talent changes in Dota2 7.26c update

The 7.26c update for Dota2 went live this Saturday, and with it, we got introduced to plenty of changes to the Hero Talents, some of which got completely reworked, with almost all of them receiving significant nerfs.

 

The update also introduced a few changes to various Hero abilities and two items in Royal Jelly and Illusionist's Cape, however, the main changes 7.26c update focused on was on reworking talents, some of which got completely changed, by either having their star or attribute nerfed or buffed.

Although there have been changes to 80 Heroes, there were a few who were significantly buffed or nerfed, some of which being Mars, Outworld Devourer, Leshrac, Juggernaut, Clinkz and Slark, Templar Assassin, Terrorblade and Treant Protector. Full patch notes can be found on the official Dota2 website.

 

Dota2 7.26c update major changes:

 

ITEMS

Royal Jelly

  • Buff is now duplicated on illusions
  • Now has a global cast range

Illusionist's Cape

  • Illusion now dies if the item is unequipped

 

HEROES

 

Mars

Abilities

  • Mana cost of Spear of Mars increased from 100 to 110/120/130/140
  • Bulwark toggle will now be turned off when casting Spear of Mars

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent changed from +6 Strength to +15 Damage
  • Level 10 Talent changed from +15 Movement Speed to -2s Spear of Mars Cooldown
  • Level 15 Talent changed from +20 Damage to +20 Movement Speed

 

Outworld Devourer

Abilities

  • Essence Flux slow increased from 11/22/33/44 percent to 20/30/40/50 percent
  • Sanity’s Eclipse base damage increased from 150/225/300 to 150/250/350

Talents

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +5 Armor to +6
  • Level 15 Talent reduced from +275 Mana to +250
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +0.08 Sanity’s Eclipse Mana Difference Multiplier to +0.1

 

Leshrac

Abilities

  • Lightning Storm damage increased from 80/120/160/200 to 90/130/170/210

Talents

  • Level 20 Talent increased from +325 Health to +350
  • Level 25 Talent reduced from +32 Diabolic Edict Explosions to +30

 

Juggernaut

Abilities

  • Omnislash now waits for 0.15 seconds before ending when it doesn't find any valid target, rather than instantly ending Omnislash.
  • Fixed Helm of the Dominator not affecting your hero during Omnislash

Talents

  • Level 15 Talent increased from +60 Blade Fury Movement Speed to +80
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +0.8s Omnislash Duration to +1s

 

Clinkz

Abilities

  • Searing Arrows damage reduced from 30/40/50/60 to 25/35/45/55

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent changed from +8 Strength to +9
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +6 Agility to +7
  • Level 15 Talent increased from -24s Burning Army Cooldown to -30s
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +275 Death Pact Health to +325

 

Slark

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent increased from +5 Agility to +6
  • Level 10 Talent increased from +8 Strength to +9
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +0.8s Shadow Dance Duration to +1s

 

Templar Assassin

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent changed from 12% Evasion to +15 Movement Speed
  • Level 10 Talent reduced from +20 Attack Speed to +15
  • Level 15 Talent changed from +15 Movement Speed to +15% Evasion
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +3s Refraction Instances to +4

 

Terrorblade

Talents

  • Level 20 Talent changed from -8s Reflection Cooldown to +8 Conjure Image Duration
  • Level 25 Talent increased from -28s Sunder Cooldown to -32s

 

Treant Protector

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent increased from +40 Damage to +60
  • Level 20 Talent increased from +30 Leech Seed Damage/Heal to +40
  • Level 25 Talent increased from +80 DPS Overgrowth to +100

Out of all changes, it seems like Clinkz was the biggest winner, who received nothing but buffs to all of his talents options, even though his Searing Arrow got its damage reduced slightly, which will mostly hurt his early game. Other Heroes that have been significantly tweaked include Slark, who got a slight buff despite already being a popular pick, Templar Assassin, who got some of his talents completely changes, as well as Treant Protector, who looks like he would become a very strong pick due to his three Talent buffs.

The WePlay! Pushka League, which is currently running will continue using the older version of the game, however, once the players change to the 7.26c, we might be looking at some huge swings in the hero usage.

The 7.26c Dota2 update introduced a lot of Hero Talent changes with some of the heroes that got hit by the update the most being Mars, Outworld Devourer, Leshrac, Juggernaut, Clinkz and Slark, Templar Assassin, Terrorblade and Treant Protector.

The WePlay! Pushka League, which is currently running will continue using the older version of the game, however, once the players change to the 7.26c, we might be looking at some huge swings in the hero usage.

Written by KrajnikT

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