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Version 4.0.7

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Design[edit | edit source]

  • Legacy MMR can no longer be viewed by players other than yourself.

Balance[edit | edit source]

Demented Shaman.jpg Demented Shaman
  • Demented Shaman Unbreakable.jpg Unbreakable
    • If Unbreakable is Dispelled without its effects activating, Unbreakable goes on a 30 second cooldown.
Draconis.jpg Draconis
  • Draconis Dragonflame.jpg Dragonflame
    • Radius and cast range indicator has been reduced to more properly reflect the 825 cast range of this ability.
  • Draconis Draconic Defense.jpg Draconic Defense
    • Cooldown will now begin after Draconis lands at his destination.
    • Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master only: Cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
    • Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master only: Damage Reduction state duration on self decreased from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
    • Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master only: Ally Building's Damage Reduction state duration decreased from 16 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • Draconis Cataclysm.jpg Cataclysm
    • Duration lowered from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
    • Attack frequency has been decreased from once every 2.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer
  • Witch Slayer Graveyard.jpg Graveyard
    • Stun duration from 0.5/1/1.5/2 seconds to 0.8/1.2/1.6/2 seconds.
      • Overall stun duration changed from 1/1.5/2/2.5 seconds to 1.3/1.7/2.1/2.5 seconds.
    • Magic Damage increased from 60/130/200/260 to 80/140/200/260.
  • Witch Slayer Miniaturization.jpg Miniaturization
    • Duration changed from 1.25/2/2.75/3.5 seconds to 2/2.5/3/3.5 seconds.
    • Cooldown changed from 13 seconds to 25/21/17/13 seconds.

Community[edit | edit source]

Songkran 2017[edit | edit source]

The hottest event of the year is here, and the spirits and festivities of Songkran have found their way into Newerth once again, livening up Forests of Caldavar and Mid Wars. Break out the squirt guns and keep cool!

Songkran is in full force in Newerth for 4.0.7. Keep an eye out for these hot promotions:

  • 25% Bonus Gold Sale from 4/13 - 4/17
  • Past Songkran Holiday Edition avatars in Merrick's shop from 4/7 - 4/26
  • Songkran aesthetics in Newerth from 4/11 - 4/25

Matchmaking Maps & Modes[edit | edit source]

New Content[edit | edit source]

Songkran[edit | edit source]

Songkran Grinex seems like the epitome of a serene participant in the Thai New Year festival, dedicated to traditional merit-making and showing respect to her elders and loved-ones. This is true, but when she steps out of the temples and homes of her family members into the chaotic streets, she is capable of unleashing a shockingly fast assault of water and claws against any who threaten her mission to spread blessings to those she loves. Unless they try to splash her too, then it's on.
All hail the snail! Songkran Shellshock is ready to rock and roll during the water festival with a massive arsenal of super splash cannons, and he even brought a few snail friends from The Luminary to help. While the peaceful snail is usually dedicated to protecting the Sanctuary Stone and those who cannot defend themselves, during the Thai New Year celebration he is all about dousing everything in sight. After all, splashing someone during Songkran washes away their bad luck and is a sign of respect and well-wishing. If the snail gets a little pleasure out of that, what's the harm?
Songkran Slayer brings a whole new meaning to "Power Drain" when he empties his gigantic water cannon upon the Thai New Year revelers! He may have skimped on his wardrobe budget, but that's just to distract the gawking ladies and jealous bros while he douses them with his arsenal of squirt guns and splash axes before stunning the crowd by sending an entire beach party down the street.
Songkran Set Effects

Easter[edit | edit source]

Nothing in Newerth is safe from corruption with the rise of Apex -- not even delicious holiday chocolate. The massive annual Easter batch at Adkarna's Blessed Acadamy of Chocolatiers was just about ready for pouring and cooling when a primordial entity emerged from the depths and found a new home within the thick, bubbling chocolate, and when the ensuing eruption was over the academy was a steaming ruin coated in chocolate, Easter eggs, and sprinkles. The joyfully cruel elemental escaped on a surge of chocolate to continue its campaign of sweet, sugary havoc, leaving a trail of chocolate misery and shattered sweet teeth behind it.
Nothing makes the Easter Elemental happier than coloring Easter eggs in bright, festive colors and spreading them across Newerth for everyone to find. However, after too many years of these "heroic" warriors stomping on his eggs rather than collecting and celebrating them, this joyful fella has decided to make sure it's very easy to find his eggs -- they'll be splattered all over the faces and graves of his enemies!

General[edit | edit source]

  • New Announcer Pack: Miku Announcer
The world of Newerth is yours with this first announcer pack from the future!
Even the savage clans who dwell in Death’s Cradle fear the Wendigo, a spirit of the dark forest who is said to be the last member of a cannibalistic tribe known for its bloodthirsty ways. As a human the Wendigo’s hunger for flesh could not be satiated, and he massacred his own people in order to gorge on their corpses. The Death's Cradle elementals punished this atrocity by transforming him into the Wendigo, a hideous spirit that is half man, half monstrosity, and who is eternally starving to death no matter how much he eats.

Bug Fixes & Optimizations[edit | edit source]

Optimizations[edit | edit source]

  • Kongor.jpg Kongor's death timer indicator now shows a circular band that retracts over time to more accurately display the current duration of his death timer.
  • An option labelled "Don't Switch to Hidden Hero" has been introduced in the Options -> Interface -> Miscellaneous menu.
    • This option is disabled by default, mainly for Parasite players that had a habit of switching back to their hero while Infesting a creep.
    • This option was introduced for players who wish to not select owned heroes that are uncontrollable & not on the screen.

General[edit | edit source]

  • The K/D/A values in the "View Statistics" window will no longer go out of its frame.
  • When logged in on an account that is in a clan then using the dropdown button next to your name to quickly switch to a sub account that is not in a clan, you will no longer appear as if you were in the clan.
  • On-Release Smartcasting will now work properly with the lower 3 inventory slots.
  • The background of HoN Plinko will no longer show the Ascension background.
Mid Wars
  • Transmutanstein.jpg Transmutanstein's de-aggro radius decreased from 650 to 500.
    • Note that Zorgath.jpg Zorgath's de-aggro radius remains unchanged so that Zorgath will still attack players who try to chip away at him from afar.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Aluna.jpg Aluna
Arachna.jpg Arachna
  • Arachna Webbed Shot.jpg Webbed Shot can now be properly toggled on or off by double-activating it.
Artillery.jpg Artillery
Blood Hunter.jpg Blood Hunter
Bubbles.jpg Bubbles
  • ALPHA Bubbles.jpg ALPHA Bubbles' knockdown animation will now be played correctly.
Keeper of the Forest.jpg Keeper of the Forest
Master of Arms.jpg Master of Arms
  • Activating Master of Arms Bulldozer.jpg Weapon Enhancement while casting Master of Arms Acid Bomb.jpg Acid Bomb will no longer repeatedly play the cast sounds of Acid Bomb for the Master of Hearts avatar.
Myrmidon.jpg Myrmidon
  • Shenlong.jpg Shenlong Myrmidon will now display properly on Low Model graphic settings.
Vindicator.jpg Vindicator

- Vindicator Master's Incantation.jpg Master's Incantation can now be properly toggled on or off by double-activating it.