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Dota 2 Patch 7.34b: Here are all the buffs and nerfs before TI12 Regional Qualifiers begin

Patch 7.34b arrives two days before TI12 Qualifiers, nerfing recent pub menaces such as Invoker, Witch Doctor, and Sand King.

It seems IceFrog is not fully content with the state of 7.34 and today releases a batch of buffs and nerfs in Patch 7.34b. This update affects two items and forty heroes with the biggest nerfs directed towards Patch 7.34's biggest menaces - Invoker, Sand King, and Witch Doctor. Read the full Patch 7.34b's notes below!

Item changes in Patch 7.34b

Patch 7.34b nerfs Glimmer Cape by adding its cooldown from 12s to 14s. The Spirit Vessel is also nerfed and changed. Its recipe is changed from needing two Crowns to only one Crown and a Fluffy Hat. This sees a cost decrease by 200 gold. While it now provides an additional +125 health, its attribute bonus is heavily nerfed from +12 all attributes bonus to only +6.

Spirit Vessel changes:

  • Recipe changed, total cost decreased by 200
  • Old: Urn of Shadows (880), Crown (450), Crown (450), Recipe (1200). Total cost: 2980
  • New: Urn of Shadows (880), Crown (450), Fluffy Hat (250), Recipe (1200). Total cost: 2780
  • All Attributes bonus decreased from +12 to +6
  • Now Provides +125 Health

Patch 7.34b: Nerf hammer hits Invoker and more

Invoker's Cooldown Reduction nerfed

In the past week since Patch 7.34 was released, we have seen the drastic rise of a few heroes. One of them is the notorious Invoker which among many changes has turned Universal. This hero saw buffs in many areas including Ghost Walk's HP regen, Sun Strike's damage, and more. Prior to the new patch, Invoker only had a 49% win rate in pubs, but after Patch 7.34, it skyrocketed to 54%.

In Patch 7.34b, Invoker's Wex no longer applies Cooldown Reduction on items. Its Ghost Walk is also heavily nerfed with its HP Regeneration decreased and Mana Regeneration decreased. The Regen buff is also disabled if Invoker takes a "player-controlled" damage in the last 3 seconds.

Invoker's Talent Tree is also nerfed on two levels. Level 10 Talent Tornado Cooldown Reduction is decreased from 6s to 4s. Meanwhile, the Level 15 Cold Snap CD reduction is decreased from 8s to 5s.

Jakiro Aghanim's Scepter Macropyre nerfed

In Patch 7.34, the burning fire of Macropyre can be upgraded by Agh's Scepter to include two ice walls on the side that slows movement.

Patch 7.34b now nerfs the walls Movement Speed Slow, now only slowing for 60% of movement speed from 70%. Jakiro's Talents are also nerfed. Level 10's Attack Range is decreased from +275 to +250. On Level 20, its Macropyre Damage is also decreased by 5.

Riki's Talent Tree takes a hit

Riki is one of the trending heroes following Patch 7.34 and he will also face the brunt of Patch 7.34b. His Base Attack Speed is decreased by 10 and his Smoke Screen Linger Duration is pulled down to 0s.

More nerfs go to Riki's Talent Tree. Its Level 15 Tricks of the Trade Agility Increase is reduced by 10%. The Level 20 Backstab Multiplier has a minor decrease from +0.4 to +0.3. And finally, the Level 25 Tricks of the Trade Cooldown Reduction is reduced from 4s to 3s.

Patch 7.34b nerfs Sand King's abilities

Sand King has been a nuisance in pubs, boasting a 58% win rate in the past week. Patch 7.34b now nerfs the arachnid reducing its Base Damage by 2. It also decreases Burrowstrike's damage by 20 on each level.

Sand King's Sand Storm Movement Speed is massively nerfed in the early game. It used to have a fixed 100 Movement Speed bonus for all levels but it's now reduced to 25/50/75/100. Its ultimate Epicenter's Aghanim's Shard is also nerfed with the Pulse interval decreased by 1 second and it only slows for 50% of the duration of the regular Epicenter slow.

Undying's Grab Ally now comes with a catch

Undying's Grab Ally has been frustrating to deal with for opponents of the Undying. But Patch 7.34b now makes sure that the Grab Ally save has a catch. Heroes inside the tombstone that is saved by the Undying now get stunned for 3 seconds if the Tombstone is destroyed.

Other than that, Undying's ultimate, Flesh Golem, is also slightly nerfed with its Bonus Movement Speed decreased by 10 seconds on each level.

Witch Doctor's Death Ward now a little less deadly

Witch Doctor has been a prominent support hero in the new patch. His ultimate the Death Ward deals plenty of damage and thus Patch 7.34b decides to nerf this particular ability.

The Death Ward's Attack Range is reduced by 100 and its Cooldown is also increased for the earlier levels - from a fixed 60s to 100/80/60s. The Talents that buff the Death Ward are also nerfed, reducing its Attack Range and Damage Talent.

Here are other minor nerfs to heroes in Patch 7.34b:

  • Brewmaster [Fire Stance Critical Damage decreased from 145/160/175/190% to 120/140/160/180%]
  • Earth Spirit [Rolling Boulder Delay increased from 0.5s to 0.6s]
  • Phantom Assassin [Base Agility decreased by 2, Phantom Strike lifesteal has 40% penalty on creeps]
  • Night Stalker [Aghanim's Shard Mana Cost increased from 0 to 50, Aghanim's Shard Cooldown increased from 20s to 30s]
  • Slardar [Water Bonus Damage (Bash of the Deep) decreased from 10/20/30/40 to 8/16/24/32]
  • Warlock [Base Attack Speed decreased by 10, Imp Movement Speed decreased by 20/level]
  • Wraith King [Strength gain decreased from 3 to 2.8, Scepter CD Reduction decreased by 10s]

Patch 7.34b: Buffs for Abaddon, Luna, and more

Patch 7.34b also delivered tiny buffs and tweaks for many unpopular heroes.

Abaddon Mist Coil buffed

Abaddon receives a consecutive buff following a low reception to the hero in the new patch. Its Mist Coil now deals lesser Self Damage, its Damage/Heal is increased 10-25 on each level and its Cast Range is also extended from 575 to 600. This makes Abaddon looks really good in the support position.

Enigma's Demonic Conversion renamed to Demonic Summoning

With Enigma no longer able to sacrifice creeps, Patch 7.34b renames the ability from Demonic Conversion to Demonic Summoning. This is now a point targeted ability with a 400 cast range. Its Mana Cost is also massively decreased from 140/150/160/170 to 75/100/125/150.

Luna Moon Glaives Shard buffed in Patch 7.34b

The new patch gave Luna a new Aghanim's Shard upgrade which not only Shields Luna but also applies damage. This is buffed in Patch 7.34b, increasing the Shard Orbit Radius by 25 and the Shard Collision Radius by 25. Her ultimate, Eclipse, is also buffed with a cooldown decrease and it now holds a fixed 110s cooldown.

Magnus Empower is empowered

Just in time for TI, Magnus is once again buffed. The hero's Shard Shockwave Damage Multiplier is increased from 50% to a whopping 75%. The Empower ability is also buffed with its Bonus Damage increased by 4% on each level and Cleave Damage increased from 10/20/30/40% to 16/24/32/40%.

Monkey king Mischief gets speedy

In Patch 7.34b, Monkey King's Primal Spring gets a Cooldown decrease by 2s on each level. Its Mischief is also buffed greatly, as it no longer limits Movement Speed to 200 and also grants MK a 10% Bonus Movement Speed.

Last but not least, the Winter Wyvern is entering the TI era in style. This hero's Splinter Blast is buffed with a Mana Cost decrease and a 1s Cooldown decrease. Its Level 15 Talent which applies an Arctic Burn Debuff has increased duration from +2s to +3s. Level 20's Arctic Burn Slow is also increased from +12% to +17%.

Here are other minor buffs to heroes in Patch 7.34b:

  • Alchemist [Base Armor increased by 1, Bonus Move Speed (Chemical Rage) increased from 20/40/60 to 30/45/60]
  • Arc Warden [Base Armor increased by 1, Magnetic Field CD decreased from 20s to 20/19/18/17s]
  • Bounty Hunter [Shuriken Toss Damage increased from 80/120/160/200 to 100/140/180/220]
  • Bristleback [ Strength gain increased from 2.5 to 2.7, Base Mana Regen increased from 0.25 to 0.4]
  • Crystal Maiden [Crystal Clone AoE increased from 300 to 400]
  • Dazzle [Shadow Wave Heal/Damage increased from 60/85/110/135 to 75/95/115/135]
  • Enchantress [Strength gain increased from 1.7 to 2.0]
  • Lone Druid [Base Strength increased from 18 to 20]
  • Marci [Unleash Strikes per Fury increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6]
  • Mars [Arena of Blood Spear Damage increased from 75/150/225 to 80/160/240]
  • Meepo [Earthbind Projectile Speed increased from 900 to 1000]
  • Mirana [Level 20 Talent Damage increased from +35 to +45, Level 25 Talent Starstorm Damage increased from +200 to +250]
  • Morphling [Strength gain increased from 3.0 to 3.2]
  • Omniknight [Repel Cooldown decreased from 60/55/50/45s to 60/52/44/36s]
  • Pangolier [Strength gain increased from 2.5 to 2.7, Shield Crash Mana Cost decreased from 70/80/90/100 to 60/70/80/90]
  • Snapfire [Level 10 Talent Firesnap Cookie Health Restore increased from 125 to 175]
  • Techies [Blast Off! Stun Duration increased from 0.8/0.95/1.1/1.25s to 0.8/1.0/1.2/1.4s]
  • Treant protector [Leech Seed Damage/Heal per second increased from 20/35/50/65 to 25/40/55/70]
  • Vengeful Spirit [Magic Missile Stun Duration increased from 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4s to 1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7s]

Read the full Patch 7.34b notes here! Stay tuned to for more Dota 2 news and updates.