Valve recently released the new update for Dota 2 Patch 7.27. This new update is the fourth minor change in the whole patch. The patch 7.27d nerfs the strongest heroes of the game to balance it more. The previous patch’s strongest heroes like Venomencer and Underlord got nerfed. There are multiple changes in the new update. Some of them cater to hero changes and some of them involve item modifications.
The patch 7.27d includes a nerf to one of the strongest items of the previous patch, Drums of Endurance. The active item now gives +4 to all stats rather than the previous +6. Helm of the Dominator also changes in the new patch. The item now provides 1000 health instead of the previous 1500. Other than the modifications, some price changes are also done. The price of the Soul Ring and Heaven’s Halberd is now changed.
The new update mainly focused on hero changes. The item changes are really short and minimum. However, a lot of heroes are modified and nerfed. Valve picked the most and least picked heroes of the previous patch and smartly modified them. The main focus of the changes is to balance the game more.
The biggest losers of the patch 7.27d are Venomencer and Underlord. Both of these heroes dominated the previous weeks in pro gaming. The cast range of Underlord’s Firestorm now reduces to 600/625/650/675 from 675. The cooldown of his Pit of Malice increases from 18/17/16/15 to 21/19/17/15. The Atrophy Aura’s creep bonus changes from 4/5/6/7 to 2/4/6/8.
Venomencer also received heavy nerfs in the new update. The mana cost of Plague Ward increases from 20 to 20/22/24/26. The gold bounty for the Plague Ward also increases from 14-17 to 15/17/19/21. The damage for Poison Sting also decreases from 8/16/24/32 to 6/14/22/30. The slow for the Poison Sting also decreases from 17% to 15%.
The new update also changes heroes like Doom, Spectre, Phoenix, Tiny, Ursa, Faceless Void, and all others who dominated the previous patch. Besides all the nerfs, the new patch also includes some buffs. The buffed heroes are Bloodseeker, Dragon Knight, Leshrac, Chaos Knight, and Madusa. The buffs are not as significant as the nerfs. However, they are still very notable. Most of the changes include the heroes which ruled the pro Dota scene. The WePlay!Omega League will help us look at the new patch’s use. The professionals are going to use the buffed heroes in their games and a new meta will conquer the game. It is still unknown which hero is strongest in the new patch but we will surely know with the professional Dota going on. Let’s see how much balance Valve makes the game with this new patch.