7.19b: The post-TI8 patch

Dota 2 / News / 2 September 2018 — 10:53

Patch 7.19b is live!

Here comes the first balance update to Dota 2 after The International 2018! Let's take a look at what 7.19b will bring us.


  • Buyback respawn time penalty changed from +25% of remaining time to +25s always.
  • Level 2 XP requirement changed from 200 to 230 (in a scenario where Team A gets 2 melee denies per wave, and team B gets 1 melee deny per wave: Team A wave requirement for level 2 increases from 2 waves to 3 waves. Team B wave requirement remains at 3 waves. Total XP needed for other levels unchanged.)
  • Glyph is now on cooldown until the 3 minute timer in-game
  • InterfaceSlightly
    tweaked the Grimstroke model placement in the front page panel.


Item updates

Stout Shield
Damage block for melee heroes increased from 18 to 20.

Ring of Aquila
Bonus damage reduced from 10 to 7.

Heal increased from 250 to 275.

Guardian Greaves
Heal increased from 250 to 275.

Urn of Shadows
Heal rate reduced from 35 to 30.

Spirit Vessel
Heal rate reduced from 35 to 30
Move speed bonus reduced from 30 to 20.

Scythe of Vyse
Manacost increased from 100 to 250

Phase Boots
Speed bonus on ranged heroes reduced from 16% to 13%
Instant turn rate is now a melee only feature

Hero updates

Greevil's Greed bounty rune multiplier rescaled from 3.5x to 2/2.5/3/3.5x.

Bloodrage heal rate reduced from 19/21/23/25% to 16/19/22/25%.

Base agility reduced by 3.

Penitence duration reduced from 8 to 5/6/7/8.

Base strength reduced by 2.

Crystal Maiden
Crystal Nova manacost increased from 130/140/150/160 to 130/145/160/175.

Dark Willow
Shadow Realm damage reduced from 120/200/280/360 to 90/180/270/360.
Cursed Crown cast point increased from 0.1 to 0.2

Drow Ranger
Base agility reduced from 26 to 19 (base damage unchanged).
Agility gain increased from 1.9 to 2.2.
Base attack animation time improved from 0.7 to 0.65.

Base movement speed reduced by 15.

Base agility reduced by 5 (base damage and armor unchanged).

Base damage reduced from 42-51 to 40-45.
Io Level 10 Talent increased from +175 HP to +225.

Spirits cooldown from 20/18/16/14 to 26/22/18/14.
Level 10 Talent reduced from +25% XP to +20%.

Level 15 Talent reduced from +100 Leap Attack Speed to +80.

Nature's Prophet Base damage reduced by 3.

Agility rescaled from 15 + 1.2 to 12 + 1.3.
Base movement speed reduced by 5.

Phantom Lancer
Level 25 Talent reduced from -7s Doppelganger CD to -6s.

Arcane Curse manacost increased from 75/95/115/135 to 105/115/125/135.

Spectral Dagger linger duration reduced from 2 to 1.
Dispersion max reflection range reduced from 1000 to 700.
Desolate single hero range check increased from 325 to 375.

Tree Grab manacost increased from 20/30/40/50 to 50.
Avalanche cooldown increased from 20/19/18/17 to 23/21/19/17.

Overpower manacost increased from 45/55/65/75 to 75.

Vengeful Spirit
Wave of Terror cooldown increased from 10 to 16/14/12/10.

The Swarm manacost increased from 70/80/90/100 to 110.

Wraith King
Wraithfire Blast cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8 to 14/12/10/8.