With the release of 7.31, Marci finally gets her Aghanim’s Scepter and Aghanim’s Shard upgrades

Marci, the hard-punching and loyal retainer of Mirana has finally received her Aghanim’s upgrade with the release of the 7.31 patch. With the addition, the hero first made famous with their appearance in Dota: Dragon’s Blood now has expanded abilities to play with.

Marci was first unveiled as a hero at TI10, before being released in October, 2021. The mute hero has pretty solidified herself as a support, thanks to her array of utility-focused abilities. Dispose and Sidekick are full support and utility abilities, while Rebound is either a perfect initiation or escape tool.

With the addition of her Aghanim’s Shard and Scepter abilities, the hero now has a new pair of additional tools to play with. One that increases her damage, and another that expands the scope of her Rebound ability.

Marci Aghanim’s Scepter and Aghanim’s Shard

Marci’s Aghanim’s Scepter upgrade reduces her Ultimate ability’s cooldown by 10 Seconds. In addition, while Unleash is Active, ALL of Marci’s Abilities trigger the pulses from Unleash. This effectively gives Marci the ability to Nuke down an opponent by jumping on them and spamming her abilities.

Marci’s Aghanim’s Scepter ability (Image via Valve)

The hero’s Aghanim’s Shard allows Rebound to be set to autocast to throw the target instead of rebounding off them. This means you can now launch your allies into foes, stunning them. Rebound was also changed this patch so that it can’t target enemy units, but it has boosted ally move speed.

Marci’s Aghanim’s Shard ability (Image via Valve)

This, combined with the fact that Aghanim’s shard can now be bought five minutes sooner, at the 15-minute mark, means Marci has a lot more mid-game initiation options.

However, the addition of these shards seems to have delayed Marci’s introduction into Captain Mode. This means no competitive Marci just yet, as pub games will have to test out the new Aghanim’s upgrades first.

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