Version 3.9.5

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Design[edit | edit source]

Strikers of Newerth[edit | edit source]

Bushwack.jpg Bushwack
Chronos.jpg Chronos
  • Chronos Time Leap.jpg Time Leap
    • Cooldown decreased from 16 seconds to 14 seconds, range increased from 775 to 800.
  • Prophets Alter Time.jpg Time Travel
    • Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
Kane.jpg Kane
  • Movement Speed increased from 310 to 320.
  • Kane Waylay.jpg Waylay
    • Damage increased from 80 to 100.
  • Kane Offensive Force.jpg Balance of Power
    • Cooldown decreased from 2 seconds to 1 second.
Kraken.jpg Kraken
Pyromancer.jpg Pyromancer
Rampage.jpg Rampage
  • Movement Speed increased from 310 to 325, Health increased from 475 to 525, Attacks per second increased from 0.58 to 0.63.
  • Rampage Stampede.jpg Stampede
    • Charge based movement speed changed to a flat +200 movement speed when charging.
  • Rampage Horned Strike.jpg Horned Strike
    • Push knockback distance increased from 140 units to 257 units.
Scout.jpg Scout
  • Health increased from 425 to 450.
  • Scout Vanish.jpg Vanish
    • Fade time decreased from 1 seconds to 0.25 seconds, Mana Cost from 25 to 20, and Movement Speed increased from 15% to 20%.
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer
  • Witch Slayer Power Drain.jpg Power Drain
    • Mana Cost decreased from 25 to 10, drain increased by 20%, Cooldown decreased from 22 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Witch Slayer Silver Bullet.jpg Silver Bullet
    • Cooldown decreased from 22 seconds to 17 seconds.
  • Witch Slayer Curse.jpg Curse
    • Duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.

Community[edit | edit source]

Ranked MMR Ladder[edit | edit source]

  • The MMR Ladder leaderboard ends on July 26th and rewards will be given out by July 29th.
    • The reward will be the Champion of Newerth name color.

Sweet Summer Sales[edit | edit source]

  • Merrick's embracing the sunny weather and has put together a string of avatar sales that will last the entire summer. The summer sales began on June 6th and will last until August 22nd.
  • There will be 4 different avatars that go on sale each Monday and they will be on sale for 1 week only.
  • The avatars will be a mix from the 8-Bit, Ultimate, Virtues, Sins, and Zodiac sets.
  • Check Merrick's store on Mondays to see what the latest sales will be.

Matchmaking Maps & Modes[edit | edit source]

New Content[edit | edit source]

Adkarna[edit | edit source]

General Rally is most comfortable at the head of the Legion vanguard, charging into the enemy and spilling the battle’s first blood, but he accepts that duty also requires leading his soldiers across Adkarna’s groomed parade grounds to honor the King, Queen, and everything they stand for.
However, Rally is always a soldier first and he required his ceremonial armor to be designed and constructed to the highest combat standards. Should he ever carry the impressive panoply against an armed foe, his troops need only to see how heavily Rally equips himself to know what kind of threat they face.
General Rally Level Upgrades
  • Levels 1-5
    • Basic weapon
    • Basic banner staff
    • Basic backpiece
    • Basic gauntlets
    • No helmet
    • No passive effects
  • Levels 6-11
    • Upgraded weapon with glowing red passive effects
    • Upgraded banner staff
    • Upgraded circlet helmet
    • Upgraded gauntlets
    • Upgraded backpiece
    • Trailing red sparks
  • Levels 12+
    • Ultimate weapon with upgraded effects
    • Ultimate banner staff
    • Ultimate Corinthian helmet
    • Ultimate backpiece
    • Trailing golden sparks
General Rally Item Upgrades
  • Assassin's Shroud.jpg Assassin's Shroud
    • Her capes become Assassin's Shrouds with effects based on the item icon.
  • Barbed Armor.jpg Barbed Armor
    • Her breastplate and shoulder pauldrons gain barbs.
  • Marchers.jpg Boots
    • An upgraded version of her boots model is applied.
  • Bottle.jpg Bottle
    • A bottle hangs from the left side of her belt.
  • Daemonic Breastplate.jpg Daemonic Breastplate
    • The center part of her breastplate becomes skull-themed with effects based on the item icon.
  • Homecoming Stone.jpg Homecoming Stone
    • A Homecoming Stone hangs from the right side of her belt.
  • Portal Key.jpg Portal Key
    • A Portal Key with effects based on the item icon is attached to her backpiece.
  • Power Supply.jpg Power Supply
    • Her gauntlets become powered gauntlets with effects based on the item icon.
  • Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master
    • Her weapon is replaced with a Staff of the Master with a glowing blue crystal.
King Jeraziah has no need for grandeur, but occasionally the people—and more importantly, the troops—require a show of pomposity to restore their faith in the capabilities and power of the Legion. His ceremonial armor and weapons are uncomfortable and unwieldy, but they shine brilliantly beneath Sol’s rays and dazzle the onlookers into believing everything is going to be fine. For that, the King will gladly endure a few hours of discomfort.
The Captain of the Royal Guard is tasked with keeping King Jeraziah alive, a thankless duty that seems destined for failure. The Captain’s blades are constantly tested and bloodied by the endless stream of shadowy Hellbourne assassins who would only need to scratch the King with their claws to seal his fate, but the most challenging assignment is keeping the king from becoming a martyr when he insists on being the first to clash with the enemy in battle. There is only one rule for the Captain of the Royal Guard: You can be replaced. King Jeraziah cannot.

Hell's Keep[edit | edit source]

The Daemon Highlord and his Dark Consort ruled one of the endless levels of the underworld, a realm some call R'lyeh. When the Second Corruption granted access to the land of the living, these daemonic rulers saw an opportunity to expand their dark kingdom across all of Newerth. First they must claim Hell’s Keep as their own, and though they first bent the knee to the damned Maliken Grimm, now may be the time to take his assumed crown—and possibly his head.
Pandora was the first human woman created by the Archaic Gods. Zeus wanted to punish the human race after they accepted the stolen gift of fire from Prometheus, and each of the Olympians gifted Pandora with skills, abilities, and characteristics that would make her a scourge to all of mankind. She carried with her a box, and when she opened it all the evils and ills in existence spilled forth. Only one item remained in the box—Hope—and this Pandora vows to never give to mankind.
As the Archaic Gods waned in power the human race used a combination of old magic and new—called science—to release Hope and imprison Pandora within her own box. They could not destroy the box, and so buried it beneath the crypt of the Cathedral of Hope, surrounded by the remains and relics of saints. The Black Widow of Hell’s Keep found the box in the ruined crypts, which had been churned and shattered by the Scar’s opening, and when she lifted the lid Pandora was once again unleashed upon the world.

General[edit | edit source]

Arsin was the youngest student ever allowed into the rigorous training academy of the Pyromancers, and it was not because of her devotion to Sol. Against the stern warnings of the Sacred Order, the Flame-Touched admitted her based solely on her natural and astounding talent for controlling flames. They assumed that growing up within the academy and Arasunia would eventually instill the precocious young girl with a love for the one true god.
She learned quickly, blazing through her assessments and even teaching her miffed instructors a few new tricks. It was too late when the Pyromancers realized the child was touched by more than just flames – her soul had been infected by Jaru the Corrupted Disciple with a veiled, insidious daemon – and when they discovered she was dabbling in the ancient, forbidden use of black fire, they tried to end her short life before she could cause more harm. Arsin killed a half-dozen Pyromancers during her escape, and in the years since she has mastered the use of black fire and proudly ascended to the top of the Sacred Order's Purge List.

Bug Fixes & Optimizations[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed some gameplay issues for soccer mode after watching an old-version replay.
  • Fixed some texture visual issues on OpenGL video driver.
  • Fixed health & mana bar overflowing under certain conditions.
  • Fixed Hero icon missing in chat for enemies if the enemy hero is in fog of war.
  • The map editor now properly loads and saves maps.
  • Hovering over the attributes icon in the UI now properly displays the bonuses for the Intelligence stat.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Aluna.jpg Aluna
Amun-Ra.jpg Amun-Ra
Artesia.jpg Artesia
  • Artesia Essence Projection.jpg Essence Projection now properly disjoints the gadget when you relocate it by activating the skill again.
Deadwood.jpg Deadwood
Demented Shaman.jpg Demented Shaman
Engineer.jpg Engineer
  • Engineer The Keg.jpg The Keg's visuals now matches its actual radius.
  • Engineer Spider Mines.jpg Spider Mines' explosion impact visuals now matches its actual radius.
Hellbringer.jpg Hellbringer
Magebane.jpg Magebane
Master of Arms.jpg Master of Arms
  • Master of Arms Cheetah.jpg Cheetah's disarm state duration on self is now correct (at 4 seconds instead of 0.8 seconds) if the Cheetah gun is out of ammo.
Monarch.jpg Monarch
Monkey King.jpg Monkey King
  • Monkey King Flying Nimbus.jpg Flying Nimbus cloud effect now disappears properly when Monkey King is terminated.
Pebbles.jpg Pebbles
  • Rocky.jpg Rocky Pebbles now shows the proper visuals for Pebbles Stalagmites.jpg Stalagmites and Pebbles Chuck.jpg Chuck in the Strikers of Newerth map.
  • Pebbles Stalagmites.jpg Stalagmites no longer plays an extra visual instance of itself upon spawning in the Strikers of Newerth map.
Pyromancer.jpg Pyromancer
  • Pyromancer Blazing Strike.jpg Inferno Strike's (Blazing Strike, boosted by Staff of the Master) side-target damage now deals the proper amount of area damage when killing an enemy unit with this skill.
    • Level 2 Inferno Strike was dealing 10 more Magic Damage than intended.
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith
Scout.jpg Scout
Thunderbringer.jpg Thunderbringer
  • Thunderbringer Blast of Lightning.jpg Blast of Lightning's buff state (when used on ally heroes) now displays a visual effect for all of Thunderbringer's alternate avatars.
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer

Items[edit | edit source]

Stormspirit.jpg Stormspirit
  • Windswept state is now applied after the Cycloned state ends, rather than at the same time as the Cycloned State.
  • Windswept state effect type changed from debuff to no type.
    • These prevent unintended debuff state reductions to occur & allow item usage to occur earlier than intended, such as with heroes like Pebbles.jpg Pebbles (Pebbles Slab Skin.jpg Slab Skin) and Berzerker.jpg Berzerker (Berzerker Carnage.jpg Carnage).