Version 4.0.3

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Design[edit | edit source]

Balance[edit | edit source]

Demented Shaman.jpg Demented Shaman
  • Demented Shaman Entangle.jpg Entangle
    • Mana cost increased from 70 to 80/90/100/110.
  • Demented Shaman Healing Wave.jpg Healing Wave
    • Max number of ally units affected decreased from 3/4/5/6 to 3/3/4/5.
  • Demented Shaman Unbreakable.jpg Unbreakable
    • When placed on an ally and returned to Demented Shaman without triggering the effect, the skill goes on a 15 second cooldown.
Draconis.jpg Draconis
  • Draconis Draconic Defense.jpg Draconic Defense
    • Cooldown is no longer halved when flying to your ally Well.
  • Draconis Cataclysm.jpg Cataclysm
    • Damage-over-Time Amplification reduced from 15/30/45% to 10/20/30%.
Klanx.jpg Klanx
  • Klanx H.A.W.K..jpg H.A.W.K.
    • Player-controlled enemy units' attacks now reduce the charges from H.A.W.K. (instead of just enemy heroes' attacks).
  • Klanx A.T.K. Drones.jpg A.T.K. Drones
    • Lifesteal from the Third Drone decreased from 30% to 15%.
Zephyr.jpg Zephyr
  • Zephyr Wind Shield.jpg Wind Shield
    • Movement Speed bonus changed from 4/6/8/10% to 5%
    • If the attacker is within 250 radius of Zephyr when the attack hits Zephyr, Wind Shield will not grant Evasion against that attack instance.

Community[edit | edit source]

Valentine's Day[edit | edit source]

  • Grab the game you love and celebrate Valentine's Day with Heroes of Newerth

Matchmaking Maps & Modes[edit | edit source]

  • Champions of Newerth (CoN)
    • Map: Forests of Caldavar
    • Mode: Counter Pick
  • Forests of Caldavar
    • All Pick
    • Single Draft
    • Balanced Random
  • Mid Wars
    • Blind Ban
    • All Random
  • 1v1 Mode
    • Same Hero
    • Different Hero

New Content[edit | edit source]

Valentine's Day[edit | edit source]

Prince Charming and his Love Lackeys are here to make all of Newerth swoon with passion! No one will be able to resist his powerful arsenal of diamonds, adorable stuffed animals, and lovely balloons that are sure to make even the hardest hearts get carried away with the holiday of romance and love. Take care with your tender emotions, though, for Prince Charming may just be setting you up for the special kind of heartbreak that comes along with that other four-letter L word: LOSE.
Nothing upsets The Master of Hearts more than a lonely heart on the most romantic of all holidays, and the battlefields of Newerth are chock-full of them! She's made it her mission to spread pure, unconditional love to each and every hero this year, and she's fully equipped to do just that with enough left over for those adorable little Creeps. It's best to stay on her good side though, because if you resist her Valentine's Day overtures she's likely to label you as a lost cause and melt your black heart with a well-placed box of acid-filled chocolates. Kisses!

Community Winner[edit | edit source]

There's nothing quite like the soothing aroma of fresh, buttery popcorn before a skirmish, and Popcorn Pearl's goal is to provide her friends with a constant supply of hot, fluffy kernels to keep their spirits and health as high as possible. But this master popper has a prickly side too, and her delicious treats can quickly become weapons of asphyxiation should anyone try to harm Popcorn Pearl and her friends. And if any sneaky snackers even THINK about grabbing her buttered treats, they'll find she has a powerful arsenal to keep this popcorn well-preserved!
  • This avatar is a community winner from Heart`Attack!

General[edit | edit source]

Many warriors of Newerth posses a duality -- peaceful on the homefront yet savage on the battlefield -- but none come close to the dichotomy that is Yin and Yang. By day she is a merciful, honorable warrior who conducts herself by a strict code of justice with the lofty goal of putting an end to war and suffering in Newerth. When the sun sets, however, she becomes a ruthless killer with no regard for who she leaves in her wake as she slashes through Man, Beast, and Daemon on her path toward ridding the land of any hostile being. The irony is that although these two halves of the same woman operate with vastly different methods, should they succeed in their goals, the result will be the same.

Bug Fixes & Optimizations[edit | edit source]

Optimizations[edit | edit source]

  • Memory usage has been significantly optimized.
    • Alleviates heavy memory allocation issues particularly for Mac OS.
  • OpenGL gamma graphics issues have been remedied.
  • Added an FPS & Ping overlay to the in-game HUD.
  • Forests of Caldavar's art assets have been optimized for performance.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Match History now displays properly once again.
  • The in-game item shop will no longer stay on the same page if you open a specific shop category using your mouse's left-click, then close and reopen the item shop.
  • Certain icons in the HoN Store will no longer protrude out of their containing frames.
  • Hero icons on the minimap will no longer clip through the top of the minimap's borders.
  • Razor UI's top piece has been moved very slightly to the left to be perfectly centered.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Units teleporting into fog will no longer be visible for 1 frame after the teleport event completes.
  • Stray paintbrush streaks have been removed in the top Hellbourne area of Forests of Caldavar.
  • Attack sound volumes for creeps and Legion towers have been reduced.
  • Token of Vision.jpg Token of Vision (dropped from Transmutanstein.jpg Transmutanstein) now has an overhead visual while its state is active.
    • Credit to JinZero for the suggestion.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Bushwack.jpg Bushwack
CirceHero.jpg Circe
  • Circe Twisted Visage.jpg Twisted Visage will no longer decrease Circe's mimic's Health when copying heroes that have a boost to their Health or Strength (e.g. Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade while in his Gargantuan form).
Deadlift.jpg Deadlift
  • Undead units from the Medevac.jpg Medevac avatar have less flashing & flickering.
Doctor Repulsor.jpg Doctor Repulsor
Emerald Warden.jpg Emerald Warden
Empath.jpg Empath
  • Empath Essence Link.jpg Essence Link will now select the correct target to apply the buff on in niche cases (e.g. while Empath's Empath As One.jpg As One is active on Nitro.jpg Nitro).
Gunblade.jpg Gunblade
  • Gunblade Grappling Shot.jpg Grappling Shot now unbinds Gunblade when the projectile hits the target.
Parasite.jpg Parasite
  • Now displays the proper visual effects from Parasite Infest.jpg Infest when Infesting a siege unit.
  • Amethyst.jpg Paragon Parasite will now play its proper knockdown animation when stunned by certain skills (e.g. Engineer.jpg Engineer's Engineer The Keg.jpg Keg).
Pearl.jpg Pearl
Rampage.jpg Rampage
  • Rampage Stampede.jpg Stampede will no longer affect its target if Rampage is already within 500 units of his target and Rampage becomes Stunned, Immobilized or Restrained during the time of impact.
Soul Reaper.jpg Soul Reaper
Tarot.jpg Tarot
  • Tarot Bound by Fate.jpg Bound by Fate's complete expiration range has been increased from 1200 to 2000.
    • This prevents a few long range blink spells (e.g. Magebane Flash.jpg Flash, Wretched Hag Flash of Darkness.jpg Flash of Darkness) from breaking the leash range and not triggering the stun & damage portion of the spell.
Tremble.jpg Tremble
  • Tremble Hive Mind.jpg Boris' Tremble Terrorform.jpg Terror Mound cooldown will no longer be incorrectly restarted once it has gone off cooldown.

Items[edit | edit source]

Post Haste.jpg Post Haste
  • The teleport will now cancel properly if you target ground & teleport to a non-building, non-Well unit & that unit dies.
Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master
  • Ability icons now display properly after obtaining Staff of the Master.
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