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    2.6.8 Patch Notes



    Version 2.6.8

    - Free Hero Pool has been updated. The list is as follows:

    * Engineer
    * Soulstealer
    * Chronos
    * Shadowblade
    * Fayde
    * Andromeda

    * Doctor Repulsor
    * Succubus
    * Defiler
    * Geomancer
    * Artesia
    * Rhapsody
    * Revenant

    * Drunken Master
    * Lord Salforis
    * Amun-Ra

    == New Content ==

    Sacrificial Stone Reworked
    - Old:
    * Icon of the Goddess (3300) + Sustainer (1750) = 5050 Total
    * +450 Max Health
    * +400 Max Mana
    * +10 Damage
    * +6 Health Regeneration
    * +150% Mana Regeneration
    * Upon death, respawn time and gold loss is decreased based on charges. Adds a charge when a nearby enemy hero dies.
    * +1 Mana Regeneration, +.25 Heath Regen, +25 Max Heath per charge. On Death: Removes half of the current charges, Heal nearby allies. With 1+ charges, respawn 3 seconds faster and lose 25 less gold per charge. Continue to gain experience and vision at the location you died.

    - New:
    * Grave Locket (735) + Shield of the Five (803) + Recipe (400) = 1938 Total
    * +9 Intelligence
    * +6 Agility
    * +6 Strength
    * +5 Armor
    * On kill or assist, becomes charged (A charged Sacrificial Stone gains +3 to all stats)
    * 25 Manacost, 25 Second Cooldown
    * On use: Grants 3 Armor to all nearby units for 30 seconds
    * On Death (If Charged): Respawn 15 seconds faster and lose 100 less gold. Spawn a Stone that continues to gain experience for you until respawn. Stone gives a large area of clearvision around where you died for the first 6 seconds.
    * Not allowed in Tournament Rules, as this is now tagged as a "New" item

    Icon of the Goddess Rework
    - Old:
    * Glowstone (1200) + Beastheart (1100) + Pickled Brain (1000) = 3300 Total
    * +450 Max Health
    * +400 Max Mana
    * +1 Health Regeneration
    * +10% Mana Regeneration

    - New:
    * Glowstone (1200) + Beastheart (1100) + Pickled Brain (1000) = 3300 Total
    * +450 Max Health
    * +400 Max Mana
    * +1 Health Regeneration
    * +10% Mana Regeneration
    * Gains 2 charges whenever an enemy dies within 1000 range of your hero
    * +0.5 Health Regeneration per charge
    * +10% Mana Regeneration per charge
    * On death: Charges are cut in half
    * Not allowed in Tournament Rules, as this is now tagged as a "New" item

    - Added new Limited Edition Engineer Alt Avatar: Uncle Sam Engineer
    - Added new Courier: Honey Badger Courier
    - Added new Bundle: Honey Badger Bundle
    * Get both the Honey Badger Courier and Honey Badger Taunt before its release on Tuesday, all for a lower price
    - Added new Bundle: Liberty Bundle
    * Celebrate with a discount on Uncle Sam Engineer and Patriot Bubbles

    == General ==

    Hero Death Timer
    - Decreased the maximum death timer of a hero in normal mode from 100 to 80 seconds
    - This means that a hero reaches their maximum death timer at level 20 and does not increase after that

    Draconis
    - Now allowed in Tournament Rules

    Berzerker
    - Now allowed in Tournament Rules

    == Item Balance ==

    Grave Locket- Stats gained when charged decreased from +3 to +2
    - Allowed in Tournament Rules

    == Hero Balance ==

    Amun-Ra
    - Turn rate decreased from 1800 to 900
    - Ashes to Ashes : Duration increased before charges are removed from 2 to 4 seconds

    Flint
    - Starting Strength increased from 16 to 18

    Madman
    - Starting Intelligence increased from 14 to 16

    Magebane
    - Flash : Self Magic Armor decreased from 3/6/10/15 to 3/6/9/12
    - Flash : Self Magic Armor duration decreased from 10 to 7 seconds
    - Flash : Range decreased from from 850/950/1050/1150 to 775/900/1025/1150
    - Movespeed decreased from 320 to 315

    Moraxus
    - More Axes : Cooldown increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds

    Puppet Master
    - Puppeteer's Hold : Manacost decreased from 115/140/165/205 to 115/140/165/190

    Silhouette
    - Tree Grapple : Now only stuns and damages units controlled by players
    * This includes Heroes and all hero pets

    Swiftblade
    - Swift Slashes : Damage per slash normalized from 150-250 to 200

    Tundra
    - Movespeed decreased from 310 to 305
    - Starting Armor decreased from 4.6 to 4.1

    Warbeast
    - Metamorphosis : Cooldown decreased from 100/70/40 to 80/60/40

    Wretched Hag
    - Flash of Darkness : Range rescaled from 800/900/1000/1150 to 775/900/1025/1150
    - Sonar Scream : Radius increased from 400/450/475/500 to 425/450/475/500
    Last edited by Skyve; 06-29-2012 at 10:14 AM.

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