IO Dota 2

After the latest Dota 2 major finished yesterday, the new gameplay update went live. The latest update includes changes to almost every aspect of Dota 2 and aims to change the game drastically. Changes are coming to over 100 Heroes and items in the newest update. The full notes for the Dota 2 update 7.24 are on the official Dota 2 website.

Updates to several key Dota 2 heroes

This update changes the strength of over 60 Dota 2 heroes. However, some changes stand out among the rest. One of the most significant changes in the update is to Earth Spirit. The cooldown of Earth Spirit’s Stone Remnant is reduced by five seconds, from 30 to 25.

Also, Earth Spirit’s level 20 talent has been changed from +150 Gold/Min to +3.5 seconds of Geomagnetic Grip Silence. Just how much this will impact Earth Spirit is something we will have to wait and see. However, the community is overall excited about the change. 

Another significant change is that the hero IO.IO’s Overcharge heal has been reduced by 0.05% strength at each rank of the ability. In addition to this, Overcharge’s cooldown has been increased from a flat 16-second cooldown to 22 to 16 seconds scaling cooldown. This nerf should impact IO’s win rate in both competitive play and the ranked ladder. 

Items changed across the board

The majority of items have changed in some way, shape or form. However, two items were not so fortunate. Both Fusion Rune and Phoenix Ash are no longer in the game with this update. It has not been made clear whether these items will be returning to the game in the future. However, it is quite possible the items will be rebalanced in a later update.

For more of Dota 2, be sure to read all about the return of ESL One Birmingham

Arend Zijdenbos
I'm Arend Zijdenbos, from the Netherlands. Gamer for as long as I can remember. My current focus is further improving at esports journalism. At the moment, I write for Daily Esports and work on a project with Gamersensei surrounding improvement in League of Legends. For more of me, find me on twitter @Azijdenbos.

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