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Design[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

New Map: Strikers of Newerth!

  • Strikers of Newerth features two teams of 5 battling in a soccer arena where the first to 10 goals wins.
  • There are 29 available heroes for this mode; each hero has two unique active abilities and a passive ability that relate to their normal skill set.
  • All heroes share two abilities: Kick/Slide and Sprint.
  • Heroes utilize an Energy mechanic instead of Mana in this mode.
  • Walk or Slide over the ball to pick it up, and kick it into the enemy's goal to score a point for your team.

Balance[edit | edit source]

Parallax.jpg Parallax
  • Parallax Ionic Dash.jpg Ionic Dash
    • If an enemy hero was affected by Ionic Dash within the last 4 seconds, the silence duration from a subsequent Ionic Dash will be reduced by 50%.
  • Parallax Dark Mana.jpg Dark Mana
    • 20% of the charges are now always lost upon death (rather than being capped at a max of 5 charges lost per death).

Tournament Rules[edit | edit source]

Heroes added to tournament rules:

General[edit | edit source]

Flying Courier.jpg Flying Courier

  • Sight radius increased from 300 to 400.

Community[edit | edit source]

4th of July[edit | edit source]

  • Come celebrate the 4th of July with a 25% Bonus Gold sale and Holiday Edition Avatar sale. Check the forums for more information about the promotion!

Strikers of Newerth Squad Promotions[edit | edit source]

  • With the All Star Strikers avatars hitting the store, make sure to check the forums to find out all the information about the Squad Promotions.

Matchmaking Maps & Modes[edit | edit source]

New Content[edit | edit source]

Strikers of Newerth[edit | edit source]

Defenders in every stadium across Newerth live in fear of Breakaway Monkey King, who executes his dashing slide-tackle steals so quickly even the referee thinks they were an illusion. Opponents call him a showoff and teammates may think he's a ball-hog, but when you're as talented as Breakaway, why let anyone else touch the ball? After all, the fans didn't come to watch some B-team chumps trip over their own laces, and when you look at the stats you'll see he's actually not that selfish – he gives the ball to the opposing goalie dozens of times per match; it's not his fault the poor bloke has to pluck it out of the back of the goal.
That gust of wind blowing through mid-field, scattering defenders and blasting a shot through the back of the net is Winger Zephyr, the elite striker who has made a career of collecting goals (and penalty cards) while ruffling the feathers of every opposing defender and coach with his seemingly effortless destruction of their defenses. Top-tier players like Stonewall Pebbles and Goalie Lodestone might actually cause Winger to break a sweat, but that will disappear instantly in the swirling typhoon of dust and grass that appears right before another point on the scoreboard.
Every player who suits up for the brilliant yet temperamental Coach Klout knows they are completely expendable, but it's worth it. Sure, they will get tossed in and out of the fray based on Coach's mood – which changes by the moment from grumpy to enraged to smugly furious – but no other gaffer will give them such a great chance at winning the Newerth Cup, which has been inscribed with Coach Klout's name for six years straight. That may have something to do with the liberal beatings, cash bribes, and fixed drafts Coach Klout is accused of participating in, but he doesn't care. Only the scoreboard matters, and he's too busy planning his next Victory Parade of Power to deal with the haters.

New Strikers of Newerth Set Effect: Striker Score

New Strikers of Newerth Jersey Skins:

New Strikers of Newerth Courier: 24px Streaker Courier

Keep your scoring streak alive with the streaker courier!

New Strikers of Newerth Wards

Put your game on full display with the floodlight ward!
Keep a close eye on all the foul players with the Penalty Card Ward!

New Strikers of Newerth Taunt: Killer Ball Taunt

Bounce those dead chumps off the field with the Killer Ball Taunt!

New Strikers of Newerth Announcer

Our very own BreakyCPK lends his golden pipes to the new Strikers of Newerth game mode!

Gold Collection[edit | edit source]

Worshipped as the Slayer of Enemies, Anhur was the patron of ancient Egypt's armies. Royal warriors adorned themselves with massive armor and weapons to emulate the war god's size and strength, but none could come close to his true power -- capable of shattering opposing ranks with a single blow from his sacred club -- or his legendary temper, which could decimate the battlefield if he unleashed its full wrath.

General[edit | edit source]

New Electrician.jpg Electrician Avatar: Osiris Reborn.jpg Osiris Reborn

The god of death and resurrection felt the flood of souls leaving the underworld when Calamity shattered the Vault of All Hells, and he immediately realized his weapons and armor were woefully insufficient to face the coming Third Corruption. His worshippers collected the needed designs and materials, and with a few brilliant mortal minds (smart enough to make a pact with Osiris in return for immortality, anyway) he created the Reborn arsenal, crackling with enough power to secure his place in the next era of Newerth.

Bug Fixes & Optimizations[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Players can now properly leave their clan.
  • Players in your Buddy List are no longer incorrectly placed in the Clan List.
  • If the Minimap position is swapped to the right side, selecting a non-controllable hero will now make the Ward Slot appear on the left side of the target's inventory (instead of the right side).
    • This change was made so the Ward Slot does not block the charge counter of the item in the top-right inventory slot.
  • Fixed the description string for the Ascension Grab Bag Voucher in the HoN Store.
  • Rage Kid Taunt's visual size has been increased by 30%.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Aluna.jpg Aluna
  • Stardust Aluna.jpg Stardust Aluna now properly plays her special voice clips when acquiring certain items in her inventory.
Amun-Ra.jpg Amun-Ra
  • Risen Ra.jpg Risen Ra now properly plays his special voice clips when acquiring certain items in his inventory.
Bramble.jpg Bramble
Drunken Master.jpg Drunken Master
Gemini.jpg Gemini
  • Gemini Together in Spirit.jpg Together in Spirit now displays a channel bar when the skill is cast.
    • Gameplay mechanics are unchanged, meaning that the skill is still not actually a channel & that you can still cancel it without putting it on cooldown.
Hellbringer.jpg Hellbringer
  • Hellbringer Evil Presence.jpg Evil Presence's affector now spawns at the origin of the target unit on impact, rather than at the origin of your minion on impact.
Legionnaire.jpg Legionnaire
Myrmidon.jpg Myrmidon
  • ALPHA Myrmidon.jpg Apex Myrmidon now has visuals when Jade Spire is in your inventory.
Nitro.jpg Nitro
  • Killing Mauser.jpg Mauser now teleports Nitro to Mauser's position if Mauser is killed first.
    • This allows the killer to get the experience from Nitro when killing Mauser, even if Nitro is outside experience range.
    • This also has the side effect of having Deadlift.jpg Deadlift's Deadlift Resurrection.jpg Gravestone spawn at Mauser's location, and will make items that drop on death (e.g. Doom Bringer.jpg Doom Bringer, Bound Eye.jpg Bound Eye) drop at Mauser's location in this scenario.
Rampage.jpg Rampage
  • Rampage Stampede.jpg Stampede now properly gives Magic Immunity to Rampage when the state has 4 or more charges.
  • Rampage Horned Strike.jpg Horned Strike's cooldown reduction (based on actual movement) now occurs continuously, rather than reducing the cooldown at 1000-unit intervals.
Salomon.jpg Salomon
  • Salomon Avenging Leap.jpg Avenging Leap now issues a non-forced attack command on the target you use it on after Salomon lands.
    • This allows for better control of Salomon Flaming Cleave.jpg Flaming Cleave's directional usage right after using Avenging Leap.
Slither.jpg Slither
Soulstealer.jpg Soulstealer
  • Soulstealer Soul Burst.jpg Soul Burst now displays a channel bar when the skill is cast.
    • Gameplay mechanics are unchanged, meaning that the skill is still not actually a channel & that you can still cancel it without putting it on cooldown.
Succubus.jpg Succubus
  • Succubus Mesmerize.jpg Mesmerize's invulnerable state now has a dark pink visual effect.
Swiftblade.jpg Swiftblade
  • Swiftblade Blade Frenzy.jpg Blade Frenzy's visual indicator now accurately represents the true radius of the skill.
Tarot.jpg Tarot
  • Tarot Far Scry.jpg Far Scry now properly grants assists to Tarot.

Items[edit | edit source]

Blood Chalice.jpg Blood Chalice
  • No longer gains a charge or restores health to its owner when an enemy mimic is killed within the kill/assist detection radius.
Flying Courier.jpg Flying Courier
  • Re-added the sharing toggle functionality for the controllable Flying Courier.
Icon of the Goddess.jpg Icon of the Goddess
  • No longer gains a charge when an enemy mimic is killed within the kill/assist detection radius.
Ward of Sight.jpg Ward of Sight & Ward of Revelation.jpg Ward of Revelation