Version 3.7.4

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Design[edit | edit source]

Hellbringer.jpg Hellbringer

Hellbringer's kit is still providing an exceptional amount of utility and has left him sitting stronger than he should. This is another set of nerfs to bring him in line and make him more manageable during the laning phase.
Hellbringer Demon Strike.jpg Demon Strike (Q)
  • Cast range lowered from 700 to 600
  • Projectile travel distance lowered from 1000 to 600 units
    • Net "effective range" reduced from 1700 to 1200
Hellbringer Demonic Wave.jpg Demonic Wave (W)
  • Cast range lowered from 1250 to 1000
  • Projectile lifetime decreased from 1.5 seconds to 0.95 seconds
  • Net "effective range" lowered from 1610 to 1170
Hellbringer Evil Presence.jpg Evil Presence (E)
  • Lifesteal lowered from 8/16/24/32% to 5/10/15/20%

Kane.jpg Kane

The purpose of Kane is to lock down a carry for a set time and ensure they do no damage to him or anyone else. The damage sap was causing him to just kill every carry he locked down which is more in-line with what Pandamonium should be doing. These changes are aimed at allowing Kane to still be the counter-carry superstar, but be more reliant on awesome auras than high kill counts.
  • Base Strength decreased from 24 to 22
Kane Offensive Force.jpg Force of Balance (W)
  • HP/Mana Regeneration rescaled from 1/2/3/4% to 1/2.5/4/5.5% of the unit's missing HP/Mana, respectively
Kane Steel Resolve.jpg Steel Resolve (E)
  • Damage sap changed to damage reduction. Kane no longer gains any damage. Damage is reduced by 20% per charge (20/40/60/80% at max charges)
  • Max charges rescaled from 4 to 1/2/3/4
Kane Face Off.jpg Face Off (R)
  • Cooldown increased from 50/40/30 seconds to 60/50/40 seconds
  • Using this skill on a tower puts this skill on a 20-second cooldown instead of the regular cooldown duration
  • Applies 1 charge of Kane's Anguish (Steel Resolve state) on the enemy target upon being cast

Community[edit | edit source]

Summer Silver Discounts[edit | edit source]

Continuing until August 24th Merrick will be discounting different avatars at 50% off their original silver price. If you've been hoarding silver and waiting for a chance to spend it, now's the time!

Matchmaking Maps & Modes[edit | edit source]

New Content[edit | edit source]

Holiday Edition[edit | edit source]

For too long, the damnable Redcoats have taxed our Goblin Coins without allowing representation! We tried throwing their tea into Blind Man's Harbor, but all they did was drink our ale and institute the Hut Act, demanding we allow enemy soldiers shelter in our homes! Intolerable! Now we will amass arms and fight back! But we must be wary, patriots--the Redcoats can outnumber and outspend us at every junction--so we must employ hit-and-run, ambush tactics to thin their ranks. Don't let them see you until it's too late, then show them your full patriotism in a cloud of musketry!
These rebels have gone too far! They are too stupid to realize they were better off under our control, and now they're delusional enough to think they can beat us in open warfare. Ludicrous! We will bring them to their knees with overwhelming numbers, discipline and volley fire, and when they beg for mercy and a chance to rejoin our glorious Empire we will demonstrate the primary trait of a supreme nation: ruthlessness!
Gain vision from sea to shining sea with this spectacular Statue of Liberty ward!

War Effort[edit | edit source]

When he began his rule as one of the Three Judges of All Hells, Aeacus reserved Acheron, the river of woe, as one of his harshest punishments for the lamentable souls brought before him for using magic during their time among the living. The damned were forced to stand eternally in the frigid currents, which pulled the precious mana from every pore of their body, while hounds and eels tore at their limbs.

General[edit | edit source]

Carnystorm the Strongman first developed his growing muscles by grooming and curling his impressive infant mustache, and as he matured his brawn and whiskers continued to develop into the extraordinary specimens you now behold. He could have easily coasted through Adkarna's bootcamp and become a hero of the Legion, but he believed his physical gifts were bestowed upon him to entertain, not harm. It was obvious: only the Illustrious Freak Show of the Divine Coterie was good enough to feature Carnystorm's outlandish feats of strength, including smashing boulders with a single blow of his massive hammer--a skill that will come in handy when the daemons come to the carnival.
Cirque du Silhouette was trained daily from a young age by the finest performers of the Divine Coterie to dazzle audiences with her stunning acrobatic skills. She did not know her artistry was also a lethal combination of finesse, balance, and strength until she had to use her tightrope walking and knife throwing to escape a Hellbourne ambush. Since that day, she has made more fans by skewering daemons than by dangling and spinning from aerial ribbons, but with her elite skills, why not do both at the same time?
Any stupid clown can get laughs--Freakshow and his marionette Patsy judge their performances on how many screams of terror they get. But they aren't heartless! If an audience member dies before the show is over, Freakshow and Patsy have the body removed immediately and stored on ice backstage. It is bad taste to make the crowd sit with something so disturbing, and the bodies taste bad if they're allowed to bloat.
  • New Thai Announcer: SEA Announcer
It's finally here! Your long-awaited announcer featuring the famous Thai comedian Anna Chuancheun!
These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.

Bug Fixes & Optimizations[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Banning Draft/Random Draft games will no longer include heroes who are disabled in Tournament Mode
  • In Capture the Flag, the flag is no longer deleted upon being terminated if the flag is carried by the terminated hero
  • If two events trigger at the same time and both events play an announcer, the announcer audio properly plays one after the other rather than playing at the same time
    • Example: The announcements of the flag pickups in Capture the Flag play one after the other if both flags are captured at the same time
  • All HoNiversary decorations have been removed

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Dampeer.jpg Dampeer

Kinesis.jpg Kinesis

  • Kinesis Thoughtsteal.jpg Mass Control target radius tooltip corrected to be 225 units before casting the skill

Legionnaire.jpg Legionnaire

Parasite.jpg Parasite

Prisoner 945.jpg Prisoner

Puppet Master.jpg Puppet Master

  • Game Master.jpg Game Master auto-attack impact sounds are slightly reduced

Items[edit | edit source]

Ioyn Stone.jpg Ioyn Stone

  • Ioyn Stone's state icon is now correct if it stores a Refreshment Rune and uses it on an ally hero

Restoration Stone.jpg Restoration Stone

  • Now properly calculates the cooldown when a skill's sub-ability temporarily replaces its main ability
    • Prevents cooldown exploits with certain abilities
    • In other words, if Sand Wraith uses Mirage, then uses Restoration Stone after Sand Wraith's Mirage sub-ability appears, then the cooldown on Restoration Stone will be (30 + Mirage_Cooldown) seconds, rather than 30 seconds

Sol's Bulwark.jpg Sol's Bulwark

  • Typo in script fixed for the enemy aura (effecttype changed from Buff to Debuff)