Nerfs, nerfs and more nerfs.

Code red! Code Red! A new Dota 2 patch is out! Unfortunately, it's not Act 3 of Crownfall, nor Ringmaster. But rather a gameplay update. The Dota 2 Patch 7.36c mainly features nerfs, bringing down a lot of the dominant heroes. However, the patch isn't all nerfs, there are the rare buffs here and there. Regardless, the 7.36c patch further balances the game.

Item changes of Dota 2 Patch 7.36c

  • Arcane Blink cooldown increased to 9s but health restored increased to 250
  • Phylactery's cost increase
  • Meteor Hammer's Mana regen amp decreased by 25%, (to 50%), but mana cost of using it decreased to 75 from 100
  • Silver Edge Break duration to 6 s

The one and only Neutral Item Change

  • Psychic Headband is now classified as a Knockback effect (which was an effect introduced last patch)

Hero Changes of Dota 2 Patch 7.36c


  • Facets
    • The One Man Army Facet has been nerfed again. Now, the linger duration has decreased to 3s (from 5s)
  • Talents
    • Level 10 Talent Culling Blade Speed Bonus Duration decreased from +4s to +3s
    • Level 20 Talent Culling Blade Damage decreased from +125 to +100


  • Facets
    • Hookup Facet now provides Clockwerk as well as his ally will have a barrier
  • Abilities
    • Power Cogs cooldown increased and rescaled to 21/19/17/15s
    • Mana Burn decreased from 50/80/110/140 to 35/70/105/140
  • Talents
    • Level 10 Talent Power Cogs Cooldown Reduction decreased from 3s to 2s


  • Facets
    • Corpse Eater Max Health Bonus per kill decreased to +1
    • No longer increases max health when killing other unit types (wards, cogs, etc.)
    • Now receives +5 max health from killing heroes
  • Abilities
    • Open Wounds max slow rescaled to 35/40/45/50%

Night Stalker

  • Abilities
    • Crippling Fear's Aghanim's Scepter mana cost now only starts costing mana per second if the duration is extended past its normal end
    • Mana Cost with Aghanim's Scepter is now always 6%
    • Hunter in the Night's Aghanim's Shard Max Health Restore decreased from 30% to 25%
    • Dark Ascension's No longer refreshes cooldowns of basic abilities
  • Talents
    • Level 10 Talent Dark Ascension Duration lowered from +8s to +6s


  • Facet
    • Dark Reef Renegade's Barracuda linger duration incraesed to 3s
    • Linger search radius decreased to 900

Templar Assassin

  • Abilities
    • Refraction's Barrier instance rescaled to 30
    • Psionic Trap's Min movement slow decreased to 20%, and Max movement slow decreased to 50%
  • Talent Tree
    • Level 10 Talent Refraction Damage lower from +25 to +20
    • Level 25 Talent Refraction Instances decreased from +5 to +3


  • Facets
    • Shukuchi Slow Duration decreased from 0.2
  • Abilities
    • Geminate Attack damage decreased to 65
    • Mana Cost increased from 60 to 65
  • Talents
    • Level 10 Talent Strength decreased from +8 to +7
    • Level 20 Talent Geminate Attack Damage decreased from +90 to +80

Witch Doctor

  • Facets
    • Voodoo Restoration radius decreased to 600/650/700/750
    • Self Heal decreased from 50% to 25%

You can check out the full patch of Dota 2 patch 7.36c notes here. But, for more Dota 2 content, and esports coverage, stay tuned to!