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New Dota 2 patch to change the meta?

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Data guzzlers from around the world started downloading the Dota 2 patch 6.79. Not about bug fixes, this patch was purely about shifting the balance in Dota 2. With extensive changes put into place, this may just turn the Dota 2 meta on its head.

Let’s look at some of the changes. The day/night cycle is now four minutes instead of six. With that change in day/night cycle, Drow Ranger, Mirana, Puck, Leshrac, Enchantress, Ancient Apparition, Meepo and Treant Protector all have the standard 800 night vision. Roshan respawns at a random time between 8-11 minutes after death, and when the Aegis expires unused, it heals the hero fully over five seconds. There is a change to gold – starting gold has increased, as has gold income rate and the gold earned from ending a spree and tower last hit.

The biggest changes are hero and item specific – Pudge can buy Blink Dagger, Riki doesn’t lose invisibility when casting spells or using an item, and Tranquil Boots have been completely changed. Io’s tether now does -100% MS/AS slow instead of a stun while Meepo gets his first clone earlier and last clone later. The list goes on and on – just about every hero and item has been buffed or nerfed. This means new combinations and build orders are coming.

You can check out the full patch notes here – are you pleased with the changes, or has your entire strategy and knowhow been undone?

Last Updated: October 22, 2013

37 Comments

  1. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 22, 2013 at 13:44

    PUDGE. BLINK. I fear for the future of my gameplay.

    Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      October 22, 2013 at 14:13

      blink on pudge was needed, without a force staff he was super predictable.

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      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        October 22, 2013 at 15:22

        Depends how good his roaming is πŸ˜›

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        • Matthew Holliday

          October 22, 2013 at 15:46

          its the same thing as riki, people complain he’s OP, but then theres no wards or sentries on the map.

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          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 22, 2013 at 18:08

            Riki is a joke, and always will be.

  2. Gerhard Davids

    October 22, 2013 at 13:45

    This patch is literally a game changer.

    Dendi must be squealing like a pig at the pudge dagger.
    Can’t wait to see how this affects the pro scene meta.

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  3. kluch

    October 22, 2013 at 13:47

    The biggest changes are the “game” changes not the hero changes tbh. And yes it will change the meta. It is a good thing though, meta has gotten a bit stale, now it feels kinda like a new game. πŸ˜€

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  4. Douglas Brown

    October 22, 2013 at 13:51

    I think its a good thing to refresh the style and feel of a game. Just so long as it doesnt happen too often. It looks like the goal is to try and expedite endgame. Which I think is the correct thing. Playing an hour long farm fest is lame.

    Reply

  5. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 22, 2013 at 13:52

    Brace

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    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 13:59

      YOU SHUT UP NOOOOOOOB!

      Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 22, 2013 at 14:00

        Bit tense today Master Rince? *looks over shoulder from corner*

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        • NecroRince

          October 22, 2013 at 14:00

          Face the corner!

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          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 14:32

            He is simply speaking in the standard tone of any DOTA2 player.
            Allow me to translate:
            YOU SHUT UP NOOOB – Good one bro. hahaha!
            FACE THE CORNER – Just kidding man.

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 14:36

            HAHAHAHA! WINNER! πŸ™‚

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 22, 2013 at 14:00

        You’re a fake n00b, n00b. You used “o” instead of “0” What a N00B!

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        • NecroRince

          October 22, 2013 at 14:02

          Yeah, well watch this, I’m going to lose an 0 and add a K, KNOB, RAGE LOSER!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 14:07

            I’m watching n00b & I don’t believe what my hardcore eyes are seeing except for FAIL!

            NOOB – O + K = NOBK. Leave the algebra to the pros & go teach English or something LOL!

          • John's digital rights

            October 22, 2013 at 14:09

            Master Rince should not be allowed to teach kids anything.

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 14:09

            Your face reminds me of squirrels after being eaten by a hungry lemming face fail fascist!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 14:18

            You have a defective brain! Lemmings are native to the Arctic and therefore highly unlikely to come into contact with squirrels who prefer warmer climates. They’re also herbivores and adept at burrowing for food. All in all it’s improbable that your recollections are accurate! SCHOOLED AGAIN!

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 14:26

            Have you not watched ICE AGE splurt rage grumble oink

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 14:35

            I wikipedia’d this knowledge, bitch! For a whole almost 3 minutes. AND I just invented a new verb. BOOM!

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 14:36

            P A Leeeees, that is SO last season scratch noob killzone friendly knife

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 14:39

            Eish, a quadriplegic would think that’s LAME!

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 14:44

            Is this a ripoff game? Can I join?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 14:52

            It’s not so much a game, as it is toying with the carrot top πŸ˜€

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 15:09

            Wait, someone here is a ginger?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 15:22

            It’s the Necro!

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 15:46

            Oh dear @rincethis:disqus

  6. Tarisma

    October 22, 2013 at 13:52

    Ahh cool I played yesterday for the first time in months and was shocked to see that all the keys were different!!

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  7. Matthew Holliday

    October 22, 2013 at 13:59

    meta well and truely forked.
    fun stuff =D

    Reply

  8. caponeil

    October 22, 2013 at 14:05

    Welcome to the Dota 2 Lazygamer reporter! Loving all the D2 coverage guys!

    Reply

  9. Pierre F Muller

    October 22, 2013 at 14:12

    Yeah, like Riki needed a boost. Otherwise everything looks decent enough. Gonna spend some time with the changelog now.

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  10. Gerhard Davids

    October 22, 2013 at 14:23

    Fuck the downvote fairy in this article btw. I will counter him!

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    • Pierre F Muller

      October 22, 2013 at 14:23

      Use wards.

      Reply

  11. hairyknees

    October 22, 2013 at 14:28

    My body is ready!

    My favourite hero is Puck… no changes? Must be a well balanced hero πŸ˜€ quite surprised with some of the changes, but I am happy regardless. Its gonna change the game which is awesome and interesting ^_^

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  12. DrKiller

    October 22, 2013 at 15:43

    I dont like the changes of this patch.. Like the first game last night I didn’t know whats going on.. That new Tranquil Boots tricked me so much

    Reply

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