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Dota 2 14th November Patch – Content Analysis

After the First Blood update for Dota 2 released earlier this year we now have the second major content patch in the form of The Three Spirits which introduces a large number of new features, an update to Storm Spirit and two new heroes, Earth Spirit and Ember Spirit.

Front End Changes

Changelog

User Interface

  • Lanepicker added to hero selection screen
  • You can now invite to trade from within Dota 2, including people you aren't friends with (privacy settings available)
  • Games that are part of a best-of series are now grouped and spoiler-protected in the recent games panel
  • Added set browser to Hero Picker
  • Broadcasters can now specify a country and description per channel when setting up a lobby for specators
  • Showcase View can be activated using the icon on the left side of your hero portrait.
  • Colorblind option added
  • Closed-captioning option added
  • Added a "Pending Invitations" tooltip when in a party that lists outstanding party invitations
  • Added Acknowledgements tab to the Library
  • Fixed incorrect turn arrows when spectating Captains Mode drafts
  • New convar dota_ability_legacy_mode_quick_cast causes all ability casts in Legacy keybinding mode to be Quick Casts
  • You no longer need to equip pennants to have their view counts updated and count towards teams you watch live

New Player Experience

  • Bots now substitute for players that leave in Limited Hero mode
  • Added last hit training missions

Community

  • Changed low-priority penalty metric from time-based to games played
  • Added messaging popups and more indications of low-priority status in interface
  • Added new survey questions about self and team cooperation

Audio

  • Game Voices and Sound Effects now have separate volume sliders
  • Added a damage sound to Blademail reflect (only audible to attacking player)
  • Added a sound on Diffusal Blade target units
  • Corrected Clockwerk's spawn line
  • Fixed FoW issues with some Invoker, Crystal Maiden, and Nature's Prophet abilities
  • Visage ult sound no longer stacks with number of familiars
  • Bloodrage target sound now retriggers even if target is still silenced

Visuals

  • New support for remnant based effects. Visual updates to Storm/Ember/Earth Spirit remnants can be applied to all wearable items and will properly mimic when Rubick steals them
  • Modified Storm Spirit's effects to bring them visually in line with other Spirits

Coaching

  • Anyone in a matchmaking party can specify that they'd like to coach the party instead of play. In lobbies, players can choose to coach a team instead of play or spectate. Coaches cannot be used in Team Matchmaking, or Tournament lobbies.
  • Increased maximum matchmaking party size to 6, to allow a coach to teach an entire team of students (but you can't Find Match if you have 6 players with no coach)
  • Coaches are able to use in-player perspective views and broadcaster tools like line drawing to teach their students. They are able to ping on the ground, the minimap, and anywhere in the HUD itself.
  • Coaches are considered to be on the same team as their students, so they cannot see anything in the game that their students can't see.
  • Coaches and students have private voice and text communication channels.
  • Coaches can hit their 'Hero Select' key to cycle through their students.
  • Coaches see spectator-style item purchase popups for their students.
  • In-perspective player view now shows the correct state of more HUD elements (Shop Quickbuy, KDA/Last Hits/Denies, Buyback). These improvements apply the the in-perspective view in live games and replays, as well as coaches.

Economy

  • Steam Community Market
    • This update may greatly disrupt market prices. In order to prevent items being purchased at pre-update prices for arbitrage, we are removing all item listings and returning them to their owners. While this removal process is taking place, new items will not be able to be listed on the Steam Community Market.
    • You can now list an item on the market from the armory (right click: sell on the market).
    • Armory item tooltips now contain the current lowest trading price for an item of the same class as the one highlighted. (Class is a somewhat flexible concept at the moment, so unusual courier prices will be less accurate than a specific wearable piece of equipment.)
  • Crafting
    • Crafting recipes now have a chance of dropping as a bonus item. These drops do not take up your normal drops, but are in addition to them.
    • Polymorph Recipes
      • These recipes take a variable number of any input of the same rarity and output a random other item of the same rarity. Example: 2 of Any Rare => 1 Random Different Rare
    • Augment Recipes
      • These recipes take a combination of inputs of the same rarity and output a random other item of the next best rarity. Example: 1 of Any Common & 1 Wavecrester => 1 Random Uncommon
    • Ancient Scroll Case
      • A new type of Treasure Chest called the "Ancient Scroll Case" has been added. These cases drop multiple recipes when they are opened.
      • The Ancient Scroll Case has a chance to drop an Exceptional Recipe. These make items that were previously only available as Genuine quality promotional items. The recipe creates a non-genuine version of the item.
  • Gems & Sockets
    • Items can now have up to 5 sockets.
      • A socket can receive a gem. Each socket can only contain one gem.
      • Some sockets require specific types of gems.
      • When a gem is added to a socket that already contains a gem, the previous gem is destroyed.
    • New Socketing Tools:
      • Artificer's Chisel: Adds a socket to an item.
      • Artificer's Hammer: Extracts the gems from an item.
    • Gem Types:
      • Kinetic Gems
        • Adds a new animation to the hero using the item.
      • Inscribed Gems
        • Adds stat tracking ability to the item similar to the old strange system.
        • The item they are added to changes to the "Inscribed" quality.
      • Ethereal Gems
        • Adds a particle effect to the item.
        • All unusual effects can now be colorized.
      • Prismatic Gems
        • Colorizes the particle effect on the effect gem.
      • Ascendant Gems
        • The Ascendant Orb, Gem of Taegeuk, and Bloodstones are now Ascendant Gems.
        • The item they are added to changes to the "Ascendant" quality. (in addition to tracking victories or gifts given as they did before).
      • Autograph Runes
        • Autographs are now Autograph Runes.
        • Allows you to tag an item with a pro player's autograph.
        • Since an item can have 5 sockets, you can now get a whole team to autograph an item.
        • The item they are added to changes to the "Autographed" quality.
      • Spectator Gems
        • Items that previously tracked 'games viewed' now contain spectator gems.
        • Spectator gems follow a specific league or team.
        • Styles that previously required 'games viewed' now require a gem with the same number of games viewed (for the correct league / player / team / etc).
      • Ethereal & Prismatic gems are used together on unusual items (couriers).
      • More types of gems will be coming in the future.
      • Unusual items do not change quality when gems are added. Non-unusual items will change in the order gems are added.
  • Item Quality Keywords
    • The item quality keyword "Vintage" has been changed to "Elder".
    • The item quality keyword "Tournament" has been changed to "Heroic".
    • The item quality keyword "Haunted" has been changed to "Cursed".
    • The item quality keyword "Strange" has been changed to "Inscribed".
  • Strange Items
    • Strange modifiers on items have been converted into stat tracking Inscribed Gems.
    • The stats on items are no longer wiped when an item is traded.
    • Strange modifiers that haven't been applied have been turned into 'gem packs' that grant a living stat tracking gem and a Artificer's Chisel to create a socket on an item.
    • Previously strange quality items are now have the inscribed quality.
  • Unusual Paint & Colors
    • Unusual paint items have been changed into Gem Packs that will grant a gem of the same color of the old paint item when used.
    • All couriers that were painted in the past will now have color gems already installed of the appropriate color.
    • All legacy courier colors (very old drop colors, bugged colors, etc) have been preserved as color gems. If you want, you can smash the courier to recover the legacy color gem and use it on some other courier or effect combination.
    • All unusual paint items on the Steam Community Market have been delisted. You can relist the Color Gem Packs.
    • All non-legacy colors (colors that drop normally from Treasure Chests) now have specific names (i.e.: "Verdant Green"). Legacy colors will have the name "Legacy (R G B)". (Most Legacy Colors are completely unique, but there are a few where more than one of that color exist.)
    • New colors will appear on Treasure Chest unusuals from time to time moving forward. While we will avoid selecting legacy colors we cannot completely guarantee that new colors will not sometimes be similar. The 800 or so unique legacy colors in existence cover a large amount of color space.

The Three Spirits

The three musketeers are finally here, with the addition of the Earth and Ember Spirit we also have a completely new model for Storm Spirit in order for him to match their new art style.

Storm Spirit

All of Storm Spirit's animations have been redone in order to match his new model. That includes his full range of Static Remnant poses:

Ember Spirit

Earth Spirit

Diretide Returns

Diretide has returned to the world of Dota once again. This year's version is very similar to last year's event with the exception of the final stage where you fight again Roshan.

  • * After 16 minutes Roshan will be stuffed and you will be left candyless.
  • * You must team up with the enemy and defeat Roshan before he's had his fill.
  • * Upon defeat, Roshan will revive again and again, growing stronger each time.
  • * The stronger Roshan becomes, the better the rewards will be when time runs out!"

This year instead of being the best team to kill Roshan the fastest way possible you now have to see how long you can hold out against him. Each time you kill him Roshan he will respawn with a higher level, extra health and more abilities to use. There is also a timer that will start ticking down and if you fail to kill Roshan in that time then the round will finish (killing Roshan will extend the timer).

Roshan also has three new abilities this year:

  1. Fire Breath - "Roshan breathes a lethal arc of searing fire."
  2. Summon Roshlings - "Roshan calls a group of Roshlings to aid him."
  3. Fireball - "Roshan launches a number of slow moving fireballs at all nearby enemies."

He also has a couple of new modifiers:

  • Spell Block - "Roshan will block one targeted spell every 15 seconds."
  • Devotion - "Armor bonus that increases as time goes on."
  • Waiting - "Roshan is waiting for a victim to attack!"

New Diretide 2013 hint:

"dota_diretide_loot_hint" "The stronger Roshan becomes, the better the rewards will be when time runs out!"

Diretide Prize Pools

Phase 1 - First 16 Minutes

Winner's of the first phase of Diretide (those who collect the most candy) will be awarded with either a:

  1. Recipe: Materialize Item
  2. Quas Essence
  3. Wex Essence
  4. Exort Essence

Phase 2 - Killing Roshan

After killing Roshan both teams will rewarded one of the following:

  1. Recipe: Materialize Item
  2. Quas Essence
  3. Wex Essence
  4. Exort Essence

There is also a chance of being rewarded something more special (The chance of getting one of these goes up by 33% for each extra level of Roshan):

  • Cursed Recipe: Materialize Item
  • Shadow Essence

At first glance you may think this is not comparable to last year's loot lists however with the introduction of crafting it will now be possible to use the Materialize Recipe in order to craft a new item ranging from Common to Arcana. (More details are on this in the Crafting section below).

Sugar Rush Hall of Fame

Which ever group of people holds out the longest will be put into the Sugar Rush Hall of Fame for that cycle and will be awarded a special Platinum Baby Roshan courier if they remain there until the end of the cycle.

"A unique and glistening trophy awarded to the deadliest heroes to face Sugar Rush Roshan."

Platinum Baby Roshan's Unusual Effect

New Hero Animations

To accommodate for a new item set for Phantom Assassin she now has some new animations.

Phantom Assassin's Animations

Due to the nature of shape of the Scythe used in the Alliance branded Loda set for PA we have some new animations for idle, attacking and loadout for the Dread of the Gleaming Seal set.

Neutral Creep Updates

Large Satyr Camp Update

All three creeps from the large Satyr camp have been updated with new texture work. Including an updated model for the Satyr Tormenter.

Satyr Tormenter - New

Satyr Tormenter - Old

Satyr Banisher - New

Satyr Banisher - Old

Satyr Mindstealer - New

Satyr Mindstealer - Old

New Neutral Creep Animations

The Ogre Bruiser and Golem have been updated with some new PVE animations that are currently not being used in game.

Ogre Brusier's PVE Attack & Attack Jump Animations

Golem's Frostivus Spell Animation

New Features

Coaching

"As a Coach, you'll find many tools at your fingertips. Jump into the eyes of your students to see what they're seeing, draw on the ground & mini-map to help guide them, and ping elements on their HUD to explain them. With your private communication channel, you'll be able to uncover Dota at a pace that works for them. The versatile system allows for a variety of setups: you can coach three students at the same time, or work with another coach on a single student, or even combine multiple combinations of coaches and students in a single team."

The play tab now has a play with a coach section where you can directly invite people from your friends list to come and coach you.

The invite dialogue has different headers so you know if it is a party or coach invitation.

The coach will be to see the selected student’s perspective and chat directly to them before the match has even started (on the selection screen).

As well as their perspective and chat in game.

The coach has the ability to draw directly on the map or ping to the student he is teaching.

Swapping between each student is easy with the new coaching panel that you can toggle on/off.

The student also gets their own coaching panel where they can choose to listen to the other students or not.

Clicks made on the user interface are also highlighted to the student which is handy for guiding someone through the shop UI etc.

Showcase View

"Appreciate the world of Dota 2 in a new way. Zoom into the field of battle and admire your hero from a new perspective, find details you never knew about on your favorite armor, and follow your courier's adventure through the dangerous wilds. Open a replay and use Showcase View to set up the perfect angle to watch a daring tower dive, or create the perfect screenshot and show off to your friends. To activate Showcase View, click the icon on the left side of your hero portrait."

The new showcase view option is a very powerful tool for capturing new, unseen camera angles and can be used during a normal game, replay or whilst spectating live over Dota TV.

Crafting

"Get more out of your unwanted items! Use a Polymorph Recipe to transform several items of the same rarity into a whole new item, or try out an Augment Recipe to combine duplicate items into a single item of a higher rarity. Collect Recipes by playing, or by opening Ancient Scroll Cases -- where you can find Polymorph and Augment Recipes, or even rarer Recipes that generate exceptional items.

The requirements to complete a Recipe can vary greatly, so keep an eye on the Steam Community Market."

The majority of the current crafting recipes are made up of Polymorph and Augment recipes.

  1. The Polymorph recipes take a variable number of any input of the same rarity and output a random other item of the same rarity. Example: 2 of Any Rare => 1 Random Different Rare.
  2. The Augment recipes recipes take a combination of inputs of the same rarity and output a random other item of the next best rarity. Example: 1 of Any Common & 1 Wavecrester => 1 Random Uncommon.

The Recipes

Recipe: Polymorph Common Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of common items and produce a random new common item."

Recipe: Augment Common Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of specific common items and produce a random new uncommon item."

Recipe: Polymorph Uncommon Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of uncommon items and produce a random new uncommon item."

Recipe: Augment Uncommon Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of specific uncommon items and produce a random new rare item."

Recipe: Polymorph Rare Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of rare items and produce a random new rare item."

Recipe: Augment Rare Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of specific rare items and produce a random new mythical item."

Recipe: Polymorph Mythical Items

  • "This recipe will combine a number of mythical items and produce a random new mythical item."

Currently there is no Augment Mythical Items recipe.

Recipe: Craft Exceptional Item

  • "This recipe requires you to collect several specific items to craft an exceptional new item."

These make items that were previously only available as Genuine quality promotional items. The recipe creates a non-genuine version of the item. (The Ancient Scroll Case has a chance to drop one of these Exceptional Recipes.)

Recipe: Materialize Item

  • "This recipe will combine a number of magical essences and produce a random item."

This scroll allows you to craft the Essences earned in Diretide and can result in an item with a rarity of either: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Mythical, Legendary or Arcana. The craft will also have a 40% chance of reward you with a bonus item in the form of either a Common, Uncommon, Rare or Mythical crafting scroll.

Cursed Recipe: Materialize Item

  • "This recipe will combine a number of magical essences and produce a random item."

There is also a "Cursed" version of the Materialize recipe which will craft Cursed versions of items (The Cursed items can be used by the new Hollow Jack recipe detailed below to make the new Diretide courier).

Recipe: Hollow Jack

  • "This recipe will combine an item from the Ghastly Treasure of Diretide with any Cursed item to produce a Hollow Jack courier."

Shares the same icon as the cursed recipe.

Recipe: Unusual Artificer's Hammer

  • "This recipe will combine a number of items and produce an Unusual Artificer's Hammer."

Uses the Mythical crafting scroll icon.

Recipe: Artificer's Hammer

  • "This recipe will combine a number of items and produce an Artificer's Hammer. The hammer can be used to extract gems from items, but at the cost of destroying the gemmed item."

Uses the Rare crafting scroll icon.

Recipe: Artificer's Brand

  • "This recipe will combine a number of items and produce an Artificer's Brand. The brand can be used to make a courier unusual bu adding effect and color sockets to it."

This icon will be used for Legendary crafting scrolls if any more are added (currently it is used by the Brand recipe).

Crafting Output Images

Each rarity of item also has a new special output icon for each rarity.

Unused Crafting Scrolls

We also have a couple of unused crafting scroll armory UI images.

Ancient Crafting Scroll

Will most likely be used if any Ancient rarity recipes are added into the game.

Quest Scroll

It is unknown what this type of scroll will be used for yet.

The Crafting UI

After opening the recipe you will presented with a dialogue that will show the eligible items for crafting at the bottom, once completing every slot you can hit apply which will consume the items fed into the recipe and will reward you with a new item.

In this example the cursed materialize recipe results in the creation of a cursed hand of hell's ambassador for Lion.

Socketing

"Get more out of your unwanted items! Use a Polymorph Recipe to transform several items of the same rarity into a whole new item, or try out an Augment Recipe to combine duplicate items into a single item of a higher rarity. Collect Recipes by playing, or by opening Ancient Scroll Cases -- where you can find Polymorph and Augment Recipes, or even rarer Recipes that generate exceptional items.

The requirements to complete a Recipe can vary greatly, so keep an eye on the Steam Community Market. Got a favorite item? Personalize it even further by adding sockets and gems. Insert a Kinetic Gem to add unique animations to your favorite sword, or grab your most prized courier and add an Ethereal or Prismatic Gem to show off new colors and effects. Get your favorite team to sign your tournament item with their Autograph Rune, and throw an Inscribed Gem in there as well to show off your best hero stats. Indecisive? Good news! Each item can hold up to five gems."

The Gems

Kinetic Gem

  • "Adding this gem to an item will modify or add one or more new animations to the hero equipping the item."

Spectator Gem

  • "Adding this gem to an item will enable that item to track games viewed for a league or team."

Inscribed Gem

  • "Adding this gem to an item will enable that item to track stats."

Prismatic Gem

  • “This gem will change the color of the Ethereal effects on the item it is socketed in.”

Ethereal Gem

  • "This gem will add a new Ethereal particle effect to the item it is socketed in."

Autograph Rune

  • "A sacred mark from hallowed hands. Socket this into an item to autograph it."

Since an item can have 5 sockets, you can now get a whole team to autograph an item. The item they are added to changes to the "Autographed" quality.

Ascendant Gems

The Ascendant Orb, Gem of Taegeuk, and Bloodstones are now Ascendant Gems. The item they are added to changes to the "Ascendant" quality. (in addition to tracking victories or gifts given as they did before).

The Tools

Artificer's Chisel

  • “A magical chisel used to add sockets to items. This chisel creates general sockets.”

Artificer's Brand

  • "A magical chisel used to add unusual sockets to couriers. This chisel will add an effect and color socket to a courier and make it unusual."

Artificer's Hammer

  • “A powerful enchanted hammer used to extract gems that have been socketed into items. This hammer cannot be used on unusual couriers.”

Unusual Artificer's Hammer

  • “A powerful enchanted hammer used to extract gems that have been socketed into unusual couriers. This item will destroy the courier it is used on.”

The Details

The current list of potential custom animations that are supported by the Kinetic Gem:

  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Silent_Ripper" "Pounce of the Silent Ripper"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Pyre" "Flames of the Pyre"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Omoz" "Pits of Omoz"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Odachi" "Fireborn Assault"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Bladebiter" "Bladebiter's Strike"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Deadwinter_Soul" "Deadwinter's Soul"
  • "DOTA_Anim_Mod_Death_Protest" "Twin Deaths' Haunting"

The current list of potential stats that can tracked (the majority of these are new to this patch) with an Inscribed Gem:

  • "KillEaterEventType_Kills" "Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_KillAssists" "Kill Assists"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Wins" "Victories"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Treants_Created" "Treants Created"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Omnislash_Jumps" "Omnislash Jumps"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Blade_Fury_Time" "Blade Fury Damage"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Blade_Dance_Crits" "Blade Dance Crits"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Wards_Placed" "Wards Placed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Killing_Sprees" "Killing Sprees"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Trees_Created" "Trees Created"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Carries_Killed" "Carries Killed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_First_Blood" "First Bloods"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Godlike" "Godlike Sprees"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Gold_Earned" "Gold Earned"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Gold_Spent" "Gold Spent"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Towers_Destroyed" "Towers Destroyed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackedKills" "Tracked Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackedInvisKills" "Tracked Invisible Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_InvisJinadaHits" "Invisible Jinada Strikes"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackGold" "Tracked Bonus Gold"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Tide_GoodRavages" "Quad Ravages"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Windrunner_DoubleShackles" "Double Shackles"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Windrunner_GoodPowershots" "Multi-Hero Powershots"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Invoker_SunstrikeKills" "Sunstrike Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Couriers_Purchased" "Couriers Purchased"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Wards_Purchased" "Wards Purchased"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Tide_EnemiesGushed" "Enemies Gushed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Axe_Culls" "Enemies Culled"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Axe_BattleHungerKills" "Battle Hunger Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Axe_LowHealthKills" "Near Death Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Axe_CalledDamageDone" "Call Damage Done"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Axe_CalledDamageTaken" "Call Damage Taken"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Invoker_TornadoKills" "Tornado Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_GamesViewed" "Games Viewed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Sven_DoubleStuns" "Multi-Hero Storm Hammers"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Sven_WarcryAssists" "Warcry Assists"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Sven_CleaveDoubleKills" "Multi-Hero Cleave Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Sven_TeleportInterrupts" "Storm Hammered Teleports"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Faceless_MultiChrono" "Multi-Hero Chronospheres"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Faceless_ChronoKills" "Chronosphere Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Ursa_MultiShocks" "Multi-Hero Earthshocks"
  • "KillEaterEventType_RoshanKills" "Roshan Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_GiftsGranted" "Gifts Granted"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Lion_FingerKills" "Finger Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Lion_ManaDrained" "Mana Drained"
  • "KillEaterEventType_OD_IntStolen" "Intelligence Stolen"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Riki_GemCarrierKills" "Gem Carriers Killed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Riki_SmokedHeroKills" "Heroes Killed Inside Smoke"
  • "KillEaterEventType_HeroesRevealedWithDust" "Heroes Revealed with Dust"
  • "KillEaterEventType_SkeletonKing_ReincarnationKills" "Reincarnation Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Abaddon_BorrowedTimeDamageAbsorbed" "Borrowed Time Healing"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Skywrath_FlareKills" "Flare Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Enchantress_CreepsConverted" "Creeps Enchanted"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Leshrac_SplitEarthStuns" "Split Earth Stuns"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Mirana_MaxStunArrows" "Maximum Stun Arrows"
  • "KillEaterEventType_PhantomAssassin_CoupdeGraceCrits" "Coup de Grace Crits"
  • "KillEaterEventType_PhantomAssassin_DaggerCrits" "Dagger Crits"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Meepo_Earthbinds" "Successful Earthbinds"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Bloodseeker_RuptureKills" "Rupture Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_ChaosKnight_FourSecondStunBolts" "4 Second Stuns"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Slark_LeashedEnemies" "Leashed Enemies"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Slark_EssenceStolen" "Essence Stolen"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Slark_DebuffsPurged" "Debuffs Purged"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Disruptor_FountainGlimpses" "Enemies Fountain Glimpsed"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Rubick_SpellsStolen" "Spells Stolen"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Rubick_UltimatesStolen" "Ultimates Stolen"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Doom_CreepsDevoured" "Creeps Devoured"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Doom_EnemiesDoomed" "Doomed Enemies"
  • "KillEaterEventType_OgreMagi_4xFireblasts" "4X Multicast Fireblasts"
  • "KillEaterEventType_OgreMagi_4xIgnites" "4X Multicast Ignites"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Omniknight_Purifications" "Purifications"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Omniknight_AlliesRepelled" "Allies Repelled"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Omniknight_EnemiesRepelled" "Enemies Repelled"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Warlock_FiveHeroFatalBonds" "Five-Hero Fatal Bonds"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Warlock_GolemsSummoned" "Golems Summoned"
  • "KillEaterEventType_CrystalMaiden_FrostbittenEnemies" "Frostbitten Enemies"
  • "KillEaterEventType_CrystalMaiden_CrystalNovas" "Crystal Novas Cast"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Kunkka_DoubleHeroTorrents" "Double-Hero Torrents"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Kunkka_TripleHeroGhostShips" "Triple-Hero Ghost Ships"
  • "KillEaterEventType_NagaSiren_EnemiesEnsnared" "Enemies Ensnared"
  • "KillEaterEventType_NagaSiren_TripleHeroRipTides" "Triple-Hero Rip Tides"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Lycan_KillsDuringShapeshift" "Shapeshifted Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Lycan_WolvesSummoned" "Wolves Summoned"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Pudge_FleshHeapTotal" "Flesh Heap Total"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Pudge_DismemberKills" "Dismember Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Pudge_EnemyHeroesHooked" "Enemy Heroes Hooked"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Pudge_HookKills" "Meat Hook Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Pudge_UnseenEnemyHeroesHooked" "Unseen Enemies Hooked"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DrowRanger_EnemiesSilenced" "Enemies Silenced"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DrowRanger_MultiHeroSilences" "Multi-Hero Silences"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DrowRanger_SilencedKills" "Silenced Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DrowRanger_FrostArrowKills" "Frost Arrow Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DragonKnight_KillsInDragonForm" "Dragon Form Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DragonKnight_BreatheFireKills" "Breathe Fire Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DragonKnight_DragonTails" "Dragon Tail Stuns"
  • "KillEaterEventType_DragonKnight_SplashKills" "Splash Damage Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Morphling_MorphReplicates" "Morphs to Replicate"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Morphling_HeroesReplicated" "Heroes Replicated"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Morphling_MaxLengthStunAdaptive" "Max Adaptive Strike Stuns"
  • "KillEaterEventType_Morphling_MaxDamageAdaptive" "Max Damage Adaptive Strikes"
  • "KillEaterEventType_WitchDoctor_CaskStuns" "Cask Stuns"
  • "KillEaterEventType_WitchDoctor_MaledictKills" "Malediction Kills"
  • "KillEaterEventType_WitchDoctor_MultiHeroMaledicts" "Multi-Hero Maledicts"
  • "KillEaterEventType_WitchDoctor_VoodooHealed" "Voodoo Restoration Health"
  • "KillEaterEventType_WitchDoctor_DeathWardKills" "Kills with Death Ward"

The current list of supported colors for the Prismatic Gem:

  • "UnknownColor" "Rare"
  • "UnusualRed" "Red"
  • "UnusualRubiline" "Rubiline"
  • "UnusualGold" "Gold"
  • "UnusualBlue" "Blue"
  • "UnusualPurple" "Purple"
  • "UnusualOrange" "Orange"
  • "UnusualLightGreen" "Light Green"
  • "UnusualDeepBlue" "Deep Blue"
  • "UnusualSeaGreen" "Sea Green"
  • "UnusualVerdantGreen" "Verdant Green"
  • "UnusualDeepGreen" "Deep Green"
  • "UnusualBrightPurple" "Bright Purple"
  • "UnusualBrightGreen" "Bright Green"
  • "UnusualPlacidBlue" "Placid Blue"
  • "UnusualSummerWarmth" "Summer Warmth"
  • "UnusualDefensiveRed" "Defensive Red"
  • "UnusualCreatorsLight" "Creator's Light"
  • "UnusualBlossomRed" "Blossom Red"
  • "UnusualCrystallineBlue" "Crystalline Blue"
  • "UnusualCursedBlack" "Cursed Black"
  • "UnusualPlagueGrey" "Plague Grey"
  • "UnusualInternational2012" "Champion's Blue"
  • "UnusualInternational2013" "Champion's Green"
  • "UnusualMidasGold" "Midas Gold"
  • "UnusualEarthGreen" "Earth Green"
  • "UnusualEmberFlame" "Ember Flame"
  • "UnusualDiretideOrange" "Diretide Orange"
  • "UnusualDredgeEarth" "Dredge Earth"
  • "UnusualDungeonDoom" "Dungeon Doom"
  • "UnusualMannsMint" "Tnim S'nnam"
  • "UnusualBusinessPants" "Brusque Britches Beige"
  • "UnusualUnhallowedGround" "Unhallowed Ground"
  • "UnusualShips" "Ships in the Night"
  • "UnusualMiasma" "Miasmatic Grey"
  • "UnusualPristinePlatinum" "Pristine Platinum"

The Socketing UI

When exploring the armory you will now be able to see what Gems are in an item by hovering over it and taking a look at the tooltip.

In this example I have a Champion's Aura 2012 Ethereal Gem in the Drodo which is the unusual effect itself and a Champion's Blue Prsimatic Gem which is the colour of the effect.

Right clicking on any item inside your armory will give you the option of entering the socket UI.

An item can support up to five sockets meaning you can stack gems like autographs and strange trackers on top of existing ones like unusual effect and colors.

By default an item will have no sockets in it however you can add more by using the new Chisel tool which is available in the store or as an item drop/craft.

New Pro-Gear Cosmetic Items

The Three Spirit update also introduces a larger push on player/team supported cosmetic items, in this patch we have a number of new branded item sets that are featured on a new section in the store known as "Pro Gear" and come with gems fitted to track games viewed on Dota TV with that team or player taking part.

Alchemist's Item Set

Formed Alloy Set

Anti-Mage's Item Set

Spoils from the Shifting Sorcerer Bundle

Crystal Maiden's Item Set

Glacier Duster Set

Kunkka's Item Set

Artillery of the Crested Cannoneer Set

Phantom Assassin's Item Set

Dread of the Gleaming Seal Set

Rubick's Item Set

Garb of the Cruel Magician

Spirit Breaker’s Item Set

Death Charge Set

EG Courier - Throe

"There is no home for the wandering Throe. Apparent in some fierce battles, but hidden from others, his myth is both his curse and inconsistency brought to the battlefield. Once believed to be led by demons unknown, only fear now leads this wandering stag through the plains of war."

New Cosmetic Item Sets

We also have some new standard cosmetic item sets.

Death Prophet's Item Set

Augur's Curse Set

Earthshaker's Item Set

Forest Hermit Set

Necrolyte's Item Set

Vestments of the Ten Plagues Set

Sven's Item Set

Warrior's Retribution Set

This set features multiple levels for the Helm and Sword.

Level 2

Level 3

Queen of Pain's Item Set

Adornments of Blight Set

Weaver's Item Set

Master Weaver Set

New Cosmetic Items

The majority of these single items can be be found in one of the three new Treasure Chests further down in the post.

Abaddon's Items

Phantom's Reaper

Batrider's Items

Vingspan

Bounty Hunter's Items

Dark Tracer

Bloodseeker's Items

Auspice of Iczoxtotec

Bloodstone Blades

Chaos Knight's Items

Hellfire Edge

Crystal Maiden's Items

Winter Solstice Fashion

Doom's Items

Crown of Omoz

Fallen Sword

Disruptor’s Items

Gwanji the Thunder Lizard

Enchantress` Items

Spring's Lilium Crown

Faceless Void's Items

Mattock of Distortion

Juggernaut's Items

The Elegant Stroke

Leshrac's Items

Chronoptic Crown

Lion's Items

Demonic Collar

Hellthorn Scepter

Lycanthrope's Items

Icewrack Pack

Meepo's Items

Mr. Depth Driller

Mirana's Items

Bramblehorn

Naga Siren's Items

Slashing Quickslicers

Nature's Prophet's Items

The Savage Orchid

Hallowed Horde

A replacement for Nature's Prophet's Treants.

Outworld Devourer's Items

The Celestial Bane

Ogre Magi's Items

Lighted Scepter of Serendipity

Omniknight's Items

Clergy Warhammer

Pudge's Items

Hook of the Sorrowful Prey

Riki's Items

Piercing Umbrage

Rubick's Items

Spell Devourer

Skeleton King's Items

Shattered Destroyer

Skywrath Mage's Items

Aethereal Crescent Wand

Slark's Items

Slicer of the Depths

Tidehunter's Items

Dorsal Doom

One step closer to Street Sharks.

Tidehunter Blink Dagger

The Genuine Tidehunter Blink Dagger that is due to come with the new Dire Starter HeroClix set has been updated with a new model.

The cloth physics file for the item isn't finished set which is why it appears different from the image above.

Warlock's Items

The Torchbearer

A new replacement for Warlock's Golem.

Windrunner's Items

Windweave Headband

New Treasure Chests

Ancient Scroll Case

"An ancient locked scroll case. Open with a Treasure Key to receive several crafting recipes including a chance of special rare recipes."

This is a new kind of a treasure case which requires a standard treasure key and contains a number of different recipes. The case will drop multiple recipes when opened. They are obtained via the standard timed treasure chest drops earned when playing the game.

The Ancient Scroll Case has a chance to drop an Exceptional Recipe. These make items that were previously only available as Genuine quality promotional items. The recipe creates a non-genuine version of the item.

Locked Gemstone Cache

"You will need a Treasure Key to open this chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Each chest series comes with a different selection of possible loot."

The Locked Gemstone Cache is another new addition that can only be obtained via the random timed treasure chest drops. Each series of Gemstone Caches will come with a different set of gems.

When opened you will be rewarded with a couple of randomly Inscribed Gems and a Artificer's Chisel with five uses in order to use the add sockets to items so you can use your new Gems.

Treasure of Earth Essence

The items in the Earth Essence chest have the chance at coming pre-socketed with a gem such as an Inscribed stat tracking gem.

Loot List

The Treasure of Earth Essence chest requires a special Earth Essence key.

Loot ListHero Name
The Elegant StrokeJuggernaut
Winter Solstice FashionCrystal Maiden
Gwanji the Thunder LizardDisruptor
Spring's Lilium CrownEnchantress
Fallen SwordDoom
The Savage OrchidNature's Prophet
Chronoptic CrownLeshrac
BramblehornMirana
Windweave HeadbandWindrunner
Blade of MiseryPhantom Assasin
Tsunami BladeKunkka
Potential Unusual Couriers
Captain Bamboo
Baekho
Yonex's Rage
Shagbark
Nimble Ben
Kupu the Metamorpher
The Llama Llama
Itsy
Mok
Blotto and Stick
Tinkbot
Alphid of Lecaciida
Waldi the Faithful
Arnabus the Fairy Rabbit
Deathripper
Azuremir

Unusual Courier Effect - Spirit of Earth

N/A

Treasure of Ember Essence

The items in the Ember Essence chest have the chance at coming pre-socketed with a gem such as an Inscribed stat tracking gem.

Loot List

Item NameHero
Clergy WarhammerOmniknight
Shattered DestroyerSkeleton King
Hellfire EdgeChaos Knight
Slicer of the DepthsSlark
Hellthorn ScepterLion
Mattock of DistortionFaceless Void
Aethereal Crescent WandSkywrath Mage
Phantom's ReaperAbaddon
VingspanBatrider
The Celestial BaneOutworld Devourer
Auspice of IczoxtotecBloodseeker

The Treasure of Earth Essence chest requires a special Earth Essence key.

Potential Unusual Couriers
Captain Bamboo
Baekho
Yonex's Rage
Shagbark
Nimble Ben
Kupu the Metamorpher
The Llama Llama
Itsy
Mok
Blotto and Stick
Tinkbot
Alphid of Lecaciida
Waldi the Faithful
Arnabus the Fairy Rabbit
Deathripper
Azuremir

Unusual Courier Effect - Spirit of Ember

Ghastly Treasure of Diretide

We also have the returning of the Diretide Treasure Chest however this year's version has a new Diretide 2013 loot list.

Items unboxed from this chest have the chance of having a random Inscribed Gem fitted. The Diretide chest also has the added bonus of potentially getting a Cursed Materialized Recipe, Hollow Jack Recipe or Shadow Essence.

Loot List

Item NameHero Name
Mr. Depth DrillerMeepo
Crown of OmozDoom
Demonic CollarLion
Spell DevourerRubick
Icewrack PackLycanthrope
Lighted Scepter of SerendipityOgre Magi
Dark TracerBounty Hunter
Dorsal DoomTidehunter
The TorchbearerWarlock
Hallowed HordeNature's Prophet
Hook of the Sorrowful PreyPudge

The Ghastly Treasure of Diretide chest requires a special Diretide key.

Potential Unusual Couriers
Captain Bamboo
Baekho
Yonex's Rage
Shagbark
Nimble Ben
Kupu The Metamorpher
The Llama Llama
Itsy
Mok
Blotto and Stick
Tinkbot
Alphid of Lecaciida
Waldi the Faithful
Arnabus the Fairy Rabbit
Deathripper
Azuremir
Baby Roshan
Hollow Jack

Unusual Courier Effect - Diretide Blight

The effect also features ghosts that fly around (not pictured).

Treasure of Heroic Bounty

"You will need a Treasure Key to open this chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Each chest series comes with a different selection of possible loot."

The Treasure of Heroic Bounty is earned through the normal timed drops system.

The loot list for the Heroic Bounty chest is fairly large and all of the items can come pre-socketed with an Inscribed Gem.

  • Shoulders of the Slain Dragon
  • Helm of the Slain Dragon
  • Sword of the Drake
  • Crimson Wyvern Shield
  • Crimson Wyvern Sword
  • Crimson Wyvern Shoulders
  • Crimson Wyvern Helm
  • Furyblade
  • Furyblade - Off-Hand
  • Pads of the Blood Covenant
  • Cowl of the Blood Covenant
  • Blade of the Blood Covenant
  • Blade of the Blood Covenant - Off-Hand
  • Mask of the Crimson Cut-throat
  • Mancatcher of the Crimson Cut-throat
  • Blade of the Crimson Cut-throat
  • Shuriken of the Crimson Cut-throat
  • Mask of Distant Sands
  • Shuriken of Distant Sands
  • Long Blade of Distant Sands
  • Short Blade of Distant Sands
  • Longbow of the Boreal Watch
  • Cowl of the Boreal Watch
  • Pauldrons of the Boreal Watch
  • Quiver of the Boreal Watch
  • Jewel of the Forest Bow
  • Jewel of the Forest Cape
  • Jewel of the Forest Scarf
  • Headwraps of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Time-Mace of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Gauntlets of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Girdpiece of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Helm of Claszureme
  • Viridus Spine
  • Shard of the Rift
  • Carved Grin of the Trickster
  • No-Guard the Courageous Edge
  • Death Mask of the Brave
  • Elder Tusk of the Brave
  • Bone Bracer of the Brave
  • Mask of a Thousand Faces
  • Healing Ward of the Kuur-Ishiminari
  • Staff of the Old Doctor
  • Cloak of the Stormcrow
  • Egg of the Stormcrow
  • Tail of the Stormcrow
  • Sigil of the Stormcrow
  • Veil of Fables
  • Drum of Tales
  • Armored Exoskeleton Back
  • Armored Exoskeleton Wings
  • Ember Tipped Carapace
  • Ember Tipped Striders
  • Ember Tipped Antennae
  • Ember Tipped Manipulators
  • Chopper of the Mad Harvester
  • Hook of the Mad Harvester
  • Rope of the Mad Harvester
  • Mask of the Mad Harvester
  • Snowdrop Mantle
  • Snowdrop Mittens
  • Snowdrop Staff
  • Frostiron Sorceress Staff
  • Cape of the Crystalline Queen
  • Blade of the Subtle Demon
  • Blade of the Subtle Demon - Off-Hand
  • Veil of the Subtle Demon
  • Bladebreaker Hood
  • Bladebreaker Spaulders
  • Bladebreaker Dagger
  • Bladebreaker Dagger - Off-Hand

The Heroic Bounty chest also has the chance of unboxing an additional item, one of the following:

  • Recipe: Artificer's Chisel
  • Recipe: Artificer's Hammer
  • Recipe: Unusual Artificer's Hammer
  • Name Tag
  • Description Tag
  • 75% Battle Bonus (3 Days)

Hero Treasure Chests

The pre-existing hero specific treasure chests have also been updated to take advantage of the new Inscribed Gem and the unusual courier list has been updated.

Hero Treasure Chest Unusual Couriers
Captain Bamboo
Baekho

Yonex's Rage

Shagbark
Nimble Ben
Kupu the Metamorpher
The Llama Llama
Itsy
Mok
Blotto and Stick
Tinkbot
Alphid of Lecaciida
Waldi the Faithful
Arnabus the Fairty Rabbit
Deathripper
Azuremir

New Custom Couriers

Hollow Jack

"Tired of hauling a Diretide sack? Just hand it off to Hollow Jack!"

Hollow Jack is unique to Diretide and can only be obtained via the unboxing of an unusual version or via the new Hollow Jack Recipe (as detailed in the crafting section above).

El Super Gato

The next stage for Beyond The Summit's El Gato is now in game, the Hero version requires a total of 120 games viewed before you can unlock the style.

New Custom HUD Skins

Mana Pool

Necropolis

Underwater

New Custom Wards

Eye of Lyralei

New Custom Announcers

Trine Announcer

"This pack replaces the Default announcer and Mega-Kills announcer with the soothing tones of Trine's tale-weaving narrator."

You can listen to a preview of the pack on the DotaCinema YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHqsUKWBwS0

New League Passes

G-League 2013

"The G-League returns with qualifying tournaments for Western and Eastern teams. 8 top Chinese teams and 2 top Western teams will compete for a total prize pool of 270,000 RMB ($44,000 USD)!"

The G-League 2013 ticket was added in between the previous update and comes with a new set for Ursa.

Elite Clan Wars

"This tournament consists of 32-teams in a single elimination format competing for total prize pool of $475!"

IXDL: Battle of the Regions

"IXDL players from Australia and Southeast Asia battle it out to determine who rules supreme in the Asia Pacific Region!"

Polish Dota 2 Online Championships

"The Polish Dota 2 Online Championships will feature the top 8 Polish teams competing for 1000PLN!"

Australian E-Sports League

"The Australian E-Sports League is a competitive video gaming league managed by E-Sports Daily that consists of many online and offline events."

South American Elite League

"The most talented players in South America compete for $1,000 in the classic inhouse league format for six weeks."

New Tutorial Missions

The last hit training missions that have been teased over previous content analysis posts are now here.

Last Hit Training

The last hit tutorial mission is broken down into two parts.

The first part introduces you to the concept of last hitting and denying.

The second part is a general last hit practice map that can be played with any hero in the game.

Other Updates

Along with all the other changes in the patch we also have some other miscellaneous updates and visual changes.

Invoker's Exort Cape

The texture for Invoker's Exort cape has been updated.

Storm Spirit's Anuxi Hat

The only current cosmetic item for Storm Spirit which was made by Anuxi has been updated to fit his new model.

Hero Remnant Visual Update

The Remnant used by Storm, Ember and Earth spirit now have the ability to support cosmetic items and have a new rendering visual style.

The effect is also shared with Rubick for instance when he steal Static Remnant from Storm Spirit.

The International 2012 Unusual Effect

The 2012 Champion's Aura featured on the Immortal couriers from The International 2012 have been updated with a new effect.

Omniknight's Updates

Those of you that own Omniknight cosmetic items might have noticed that they have now turned red. This is due to the fact that Omniknight's base color is set to be updated to a red color instead of blue.

The update has also been reflected in his Treasure Chest.

MLG Columbus Battle Booster

The Battle Booster that comes with the MLG Columbus bundle was bugged and giving a lower bonus rate than was intended, as a result the Battle Booster has been updated with a new higher rate.

UI Updates

Along with the new crafting system we also have another big batch of UI updates and improvements.

Dashboard UI

To go along with the Spirits theme the dashboard has been updated with a new temporary background and spirit ember effect.

Under the Library tab we now have a new Acknowledgements panel which credits all of the voice actors.

It also has a special shoutout to Blizzard and the Warcraft 3 community at the end.

The Archronicus has also been updated with two new pages entitled "Death Bounty".

The party window now shows all pending invites as a tooltip to any one in the party.

Watch UI

The Tournament section on the watch tab now has built in support for providing spoiler free replays.

Every game in the series will be shown however if you select a game that doesn't exist due to how the matches went you will get an error message instead.

Trade UI

It is now possible to send trade requests directly from the dashboard without having to be friends.

The availability of this can be changed via the game settings page and by default is set to only allow trades from friends and guild members.

Lobby UI

The Lobby now has support for the new coaching system as well as an update to the broadcaster slots which lets you set a flag and description for your broadcaster group.

The customisation option also has a tickbox that allows you to save the selection for any future you lobbies you join as a broadcaster.

Each broadcaster group can be customised and will then reflect this on the spectator UI when players are choosing a broadcaster group on Dota TV.

Armory UI

The armory tooltip now shows how much the item will be worth in the Steam Marketplace.

Hero Selection UI

The hero selection UI has been updated with a couple of new features, you can now use the minimap as a tool for lane selection (jungle included) and you also have directly see the sets available for the hero you have selected.

Lane selection tool aka mid or feed.

The set preview tool allows you to see all of the item sets for that hero and whether or not if it still available in the store which in that case would redirect you to the marketplace.

Sets you own can quickly be equipped from this new tab.

Sets still available in the store will display a button which will take you directly to the store page.

Sets that are no longer sold on the store due to being out for a while will show a marketplace button instead.

Workshop UI

The Workshop importer tool now has support for custom loading screen submissions.

Accessibility Updates - Color Blind Support

The color blind option can be found under the game, interface page and will turn friendly healthbars, timers and outlines into a color blind friendly shade of blue instead of green.

Accessibility Updates - Subtitle Captioning

The game also has support for the subtitle captioning and when enabled will pop out from the side of the screen.

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

New notify strings for in case the Steam client or Korean/Chinese Dota 2 launcher becomes out of date whilst the game is running.

"Dota2LauncherOutOfDate" "Dota 2 Launcher out of date"

"SteamClientOutOfDate" "Steam client missing or out of date"

Error strings for the new Showcase View system, can't be used on enemies and for spectators they need to in free cam mode.

"DOTA_InspectHeroInWorld" "Showcase View"

"DOTA_InspectHeroInWorld_Error_EnemySelected" "Showcase View available for friendly units only"

"DOTA_InspectHeroInWorld_Error_FreeCamOnly" "Showcase View available in Free Camera only"

"DOTA_InspectHeroInWorld_Error_Dead" "Dead"

Some updates to the Abandonment messages, the game will now notify the players if it was due to AFKing.

"DOTA_Chat_SafeToLeaveAbandonerAFK" "Abandonment by %s1 due to inactivity. This game is now safe to leave."

"DOTA_Chat_SafeToLeaveAbandonerAFKEarly" "Early abandonment by %s1 due to inactivity. This game is now safe to leave. No stats will be recorded."

The Limited Hero mode that new players used during the tutorial will no longer result in Abandons instead leavers will be replaced with bots.

"DOTA_Chat_DisconnectLimitedHero" "%s1 has disconnected from the game. Their hero will be replaced by a bot."

"DOTA_Chat_AbandonLimitedHero" "%s1 has abandoned the game. Their hero will be replaced by a bot."

"DOTA_Chat_AbandonLimitedHeroExplanation" "There are no punishments for leaving Limited Heroes mode games, but abandoning games in all other game modes may lead to punishment by placement in the low-priority queue."

Earth and Ember spirit were both added to the hero list, as well as a new addition Abyssal Underlord (aka Pit Lord)

"npc_dota_hero_ember_spirit" "Ember Spirit"

"npc_dota_hero_earth_spirit" "Earth Spirit"

"npc_dota_hero_abyssal_underlord" "Abyssal Underlord"

A large batch of updated strings for the unreleased Fantasy League feature.

"Fantasy_League_Create_Header" "Create a New Fantasy League"

"Fantasy_League_Join_Header" "Join an Existing Fantasy League"

"fantasy_league_join_details" "Create a fantasy team in the selected fantasy league"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Wait_Header" "Please Wait"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Wait" "Creating Fantasy League..."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_Header" "Error"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_NoPermission" "You don't have permission to create that fantasy league."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_BadLeagueID" "Bad League ID specified."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_BadName" "Invalid Fantasy League name."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_Unspecified" "Unknown Error. Please try again."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Error_NoName" "You must specify a name for your Fantasy League."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Success_Header" "Success"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueCreate_Success" "Created Fantasy League"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueEditInvites_Error_Header" "Error"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueEditInvites_Error" "There was an error editing fantasy league invites. Please try again."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueEditSettings_Error_Header" "Error"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueEditSettings_Error" "There was an error editing fantasy league settings. Please try again."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Wait_Header" "Please Wait"

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Wait" "Creating Fantasy Team..."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_Header" "Error"

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_NoPermission" "You don't have permission to create a team in that fantasy league."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_FailedLogoUpload" "Failed to upload logo."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_BadFantasyLeagueID" "Invalid fantasy league."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_BadName" "Invalid name."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Error_Unspecified" "Unknown error. Please try again."

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Success_Header" "Success"

"DOTA_FantasyTeamCreate_Success" "Created Fantasy Team \"%s1\"."

"in" "in"

"fantasy_league_name" "League Name"

"fantasy_league_commish" "Commissioner"

"fantasy_league_invite_type" "League Type"

"fantasy_league_join" "Join League"

"fantasy_league_create" "Create League"

"fantasy_league_create_name" "Select a name for your new Fantasy League. This name cannot be changed after the League is created!"

"fantasy_league_create_select_league" "Select a Tournament that this Fantasy League is associated with. Only matches that are played in this Tournament will be counted for this Fantasy League."

"fantasy_create_team_header" "Create Fantasy Team"

"fantasy_create_team_details" "Select a name for your new team. You can also set a team logo."

"fantasy_edit_logo" "Edit Logo"

"fantasy_league_create_wait" "Working..."

"fantasy_league_join_wait" "Working..."

"fantasy_league_standings_wait" "Retreiving Standings..."

"fantasy_league_standings_error" "Error retreiving standings."

"fantasy_league_matchups_wait" "Retreiving Matchups..."

"fantasy_league_matchups_error" "Error retreiving matchups."

"fantasy_league_teams_roster_swap_wait" "Updating Roster..."

"fantasy_league_teams_roster_swap_error" "Failed to update Roster."

"fantasy_league_create_invalid" "You are not currently able to create a fantasy league."

"fantasy_league_join_invalid" "You are not currently invited to join any fantasy leagues."

"fantasy_league_run_by" "run by"

"fantasy_league_invite_type" "Type"

"fantasy_invite_guild" "open to"

"fantasy_league_standings" "Standings"

"fantasy_league_matchups" "Matchups"

"fantasy_league_messages" "Messages"

"fantasy_league_pending_trades" "Open Trades"

"fantasy_league_transactions" "Transactions"

"fantasy_draft_time" "Time"

"fantasy_league_edit_header" "Fantasy League Settings"

"fantasy_league_edit_edit" "Edit"

"fantasy_league_edit_details" "Fantasy League Settings will lock %s1 minutes before the scheduled draft."

"fantasy_league_edit_details_locked" "Fantasy League Settings are now locked."

"fantasy_league_edit_details_not_commish" "Fantasy League Settings are only editable by the Commissioner."

"Fantasy_League_Edit_Invites_Header" "Edit Fantasy League Invitations"

"fantasy_league_settings" "Settings"

"fantasy_league_invites" "Invites"

"fantasy_league_invite_guild" "Guild Invitation"

"fantasy_league_invite_guild_details" "All eligible members of the specified guild will be able to join this fantasy league, until all open slots are filled."

"fantasy_league_invite_friends" "Friend Invitations"

"fantasy_league_invite_friends_details" "Specify individual friends that you'd like to invite to this fantasy league. Only eligible friends are listed."

"fantasy_league_completed" "Fantasy League has Finished"

"fantasy_friend_invite" "Invite"

"fantasy_league_id" "Fantasy League ID #"

"fantasy_league_max_teams" "Size of League"

"fantasy_league_draft_time" "Draft Time"

"fantasy_league_season_length" "Season Length"

"fantasy_league_trade_veto_no_votes" "Number of No Votes Required to Veto Trade"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions" "Total Acquisitions Allowed"

"fantasy_league_interval" "Matchup Interval"

"fantasy_league_roster_changes" "Roster Changes"

"fantasy_league_roles" "Roster Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_1" "Slot 1 Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_2" "Slot 2 Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_3" "Slot 3 Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_4" "Slot 4 Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_5" "Slot 5 Roles"

"fantasy_league_roster_bench_slots" "Number of Bench Slots"

"fantasy_league_scoring" "Scoring"

"fantasy_league_scoring_carry" "Carry"

"fantasy_league_scoring_solo" "Solo"

"fantasy_league_scoring_support" "Support"

"fantasy_league_scoring_kills" "Kills"

"fantasy_league_scoring_deaths" "Deaths"

"fantasy_league_scoring_assists" "Assists"

"fantasy_league_scoring_last_hits" "Last Hits"

"fantasy_league_scoring_denies" "Denies"

"fantasy_league_scoring_gpm" "Gold per Minute"

"fantasy_league_scoring_xppm" "XP per Minute"

"fantasy_league_interval_daily" "Daily"

"fantasy_league_interval_weekly" "Weekly"

"fantasy_league_teams_4" "4 teams"

"fantasy_league_teams_5" "5 teams"

"fantasy_league_teams_6" "6 teams"

"fantasy_league_duration_4" "4 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_5" "5 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_6" "6 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_7" "7 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_8" "8 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_9" "9 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_10" "10 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_11" "11 weeks"

"fantasy_league_duration_12" "12 weeks"

"fantasy_league_veto_votes_1" "1 vote"

"fantasy_league_veto_votes_2" "2 votes"

"fantasy_league_veto_votes_3" "3 votes"

"fantasy_league_veto_votes_4" "4 votes"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions_0" "Unlimited"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions_5" "5 acquisitions"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions_10" "10 acquisitions"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions_20" "20 acquisitions"

"fantasy_league_acquisitions_30" "30 acquisitions"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_carry" "Carry"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_solo" "Solo"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_support" "Support"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_carry_solo" "Carry/Solo"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_solo_support" "Solo/Support"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_any" "Any"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_all" "All"

"fantasy_league_roster_role_none" "None"

"fantasy_league_bench_slots_0" "No bench slots"

"fantasy_league_bench_slots_1" "1 slot"

"fantasy_league_bench_slots_2" "2 slots"

"fantasy_league_bench_slots_3" "3 slots"

"fantasy_league_edit_roster_scoring" "Roster & Scoring"

"fantasy_league_edit_invites" "League Invites"

"fantasy_league_daily_matchup" "Day %s1"

"fantasy_league_weekly_matchup" "Week %s1"

"fantasy_draft_interrupted" "Reconnecting to the Dota 2 network"

"fantasy_draft_interrupted_details" "The draft will resume when connection is re-established to the Dota 2 network."

"fantasy_league_draft_unscheduled" "Draft is Unscheduled"

"fantasy_league_draft_unscheduled_long" "When your Fantasy League Commissioner sets the Draft time, it will appear here!"

"fantasy_league_draft_unscheduled_commish" "Edit the Fantasy League settings to set a Draft time."

"fantasy_league_draft_upcoming" "Draft is Upcoming"

"fantasy_league_draft_open" "League Draft is Open!"

"fantasy_league_draft_live" "League Draft is Live!"

"fantasy_league_draft_time_label" "Draft is scheduled for %s1 at %s2.\n\nLeague members and settings will be locked and you will be able to enter the draft %s3 minutes before it begins."

"fantasy_league_draft_countdown_d" "Draft begins in %s1 Days, %s2 Hours, %s3 Minutes, %s4 Seconds."

"fantasy_league_draft_countdown_h" "Draft begins in %s1 Hours, %s2 Minutes, %s3 Seconds."

"fantasy_league_draft_countdown_m" "Draft begins in %s1 Minutes, %s2 Seconds."

"fantasy_league_draft_countdown_s" "Draft begins in %s1 Seconds."

"fantasy_league_draft_join" "Join Live Draft"

"fantasy_league_draft_details" "%s1 minutes prior to the start of the draft, teams and settings will be locked."

"fantasy_draft_completed" "Fantasy Draft Completed"

"fantasy_draft_completed_details" "You can now set your lineup, browse matchups, and add players to your team. Good luck!"

"fantasy_draft_header_pre_draft" "Pre-Draft"

"fantasy_draft_header_drafting" "Live Draft"

"fantasy_draft_round_pre_draft" "Draft Begins In"

"fantasy_draft_exit" "Exit Draft"

"fantasy_draft_player_button" "Draft Player"

"fantasy_draft_avail_players" "Available Players"

"fantasy_draft_avg_kda" "Avg KDA"

"fantasy_draft_avg_lhd" "Avg LH/D"

"fantasy_draft_avg_gpm" "Avg GPM"

"fantasy_draft_avg_xppm" "Avg XPPM"

"fantasy_draft_avg_score" "Avg Score"

"fantasy_draft_role" "Role"

"fantasy_draft_player" "Player"

"fantasy_draft_team" "Team"

"fantasy_draft_your_pick" "Your Pick!"

"fantasy_draft_owner" "Owner"

"fantasy_draft_team" "Team"

"fantasy_draft_player" "Player"

"fantasy_draft_round_label" "Round %s1"

"fantasy_draft_header" "Live Draft"

"fantasy_draft_auto_picking" "Autopicking!"

"fantasy_draft_unscheduled" "Unscheduled"

"fantasy_my_team" "My Team"

"fantasy_role_c" "C" // carry

"fantasy_role_so" "So" // solo

"fantasy_role_su" "Su" // support

"fantasy_role_carry" "Carry"

"fantasy_role_solo" "Solo"

"fantasy_role_support" "Support"

"fantasy_slot_none" "None" // carry

"fantasy_slot_c" "C" // carry

"fantasy_slot_c_so" "C/So" // carry/solo

"fantasy_slot_so" "So" // solo

"fantasy_slot_so_su" "So/Su" // solo/support

"fantasy_slot_su" "Su" // support

"fantasy_slot_any" "Any" // any

"fantasy_slot_b" "B" // bench

"fantasy_slot_carry" "Carry"

"fantasy_slot_carry_solo" "Carry/Solo"

"fantasy_slot_solo" "Solo"

"fantasy_slot_solo_support" "Solo/Support"

"fantasy_slot_support" "Support"

"fantasy_slot_bench" "Bench"

"fantasy_matchup_bye" "BYE"

"fantasy_league_teams_wait" "Retreiving Team Data..."

"fantasy_league_teams_error" "Error retreiving Team Data."

"fantasy_league_teams_roster_wait" "Retreiving Team Roster..."

"fantasy_league_teams_roster_error" "Error retreiving Team Roster."

"fantasy_league_players_wait" "Retreiving Player Data..."

"fantasy_league_players_error" "Error retreiving Player Data."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraftEdit_Error_Header" "Invalid Time"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraftEdit_Error" "You must set the draft time to at least %s1 minutes in the future."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraft_Error_Header" "Invalid Pick"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraft_Error_NoSlots" "You have no open slots for %s1 players."

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraftEdit_Finish_Header" "Draft Completed"

"DOTA_FantasyLeagueDraftEdit_Finish" "The Fantasy draft for %s1 has completed.\n\nGood luck!"

"fantasy_draft_chat_line" "%s1 (%s2) has drafted %s3."

"fantasy_team_lineup" "Lineup"

"fantasy_team_scoring" "Scoring"

"fantasy_players_team_filter" "Team Filter"

"fantasy_players_role_filter" "Role Filter"

"fantasy_role_carry" "Carry"

"fantasy_role_solo" "Solo"

"fantasy_role_support" "Support"

"fantasy_players_available" "Available Players"

"fantasy_players_add" "Add Player to Team"

"fantasy_players_name_filter" "Find by Name"

"fantasy_players_all" "All Players"

"fantasy_players_page" "Page %s1"

"fantasy_player_cancel_add_drop" "Cancel Transaction"

"fantasy_players_to_add" "Adding"

"fantasy_players_to_drop" "Dropping"

"fantasy_players_pending_add_drop" "Pending Player Transaction"

"fantasy_league_teams_add_drop_cancel_wait" "Canceling Transaction..."

"Fantasy_Team_Add_Player" "Add and Drop a Player"

"fantasy_team_add_drop_details" "You can request to add a player to your Team, which requires you to drop another player. Player add requests are executed in the opposite order of team standing, so lower-ranked teams get higher priority.\n\nIf successful, this will take effect in tomorrow's roster."

"fantasy_team_add_player_specific" "Adding this Player"

"fantasy_team_drop_player_specific" "Select Player to Drop"

"fantasy_swap_player" "Swap"

"fantasy_swap_player_cancel" "Cancel"

"fantasy_add_player" "Add Player"

"fantasy_watch_player" "Watch now!"

"fantasy_drop_player" "Drop"

"fantasy_team_drop_player_working" "Issuing Add/Drop Request..."

"fantasy_team_drop_player_completed" "Successfully placed request to drop %s1 and add %s2 to your roster."

"fantasy_team_drop_player_failure" "Failed to drop %s1 and add %s2."

"fantasy_team_drop_player_wait" "Retreiving roster..."

"fantasy_team_preseason" "This Fantasy League has not started its season yet.\n\nCheck back after the draft is completed!"

"fantasy_active_roster" "Active Roster"

"fantasy_bench" "Bench"

"fantasy_lockinfo" "Tomorrow's rosters lock at %s1 local time."

"fantasy_details" "Details"

"fantasy_rank" "Rank"

"fantasy_team_name" "Name"

"fantasy_percent" "Percent"

"fantasy_winloss" "Win-Loss"

"fantasy_streak" "Streak"

"fantasy_points" "Points"

"fantasy_points_for" "Points\nFor"

"fantasy_points_against" "Points\nAgainst"

"fantasy_player" "Player"

"fantasy_swap" "Swap"

"fantasy_playing_today" "Playing Today?"

"fantasy_role" "Role"

"fantasy_kills" "Kills"

"fantasy_deaths" "Deaths"

"fantasy_assists" "Assists"

"fantasy_last_hits" "LHs"

"fantasy_denies" "Denies"

"fantasy_gpm" "GPM"

"fantasy_xppm" "XPPM"

"fantasy_total" "Total"

"fantasy_available" "Available"

Strings for the new Trade UI and Trade error/responses.

// Trade UI

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Header_Failed" "Trade Request"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Header_Waiting" "Trade Request"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Body_Waiting" "Waiting for the trade session to begin..."

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Header_Outgoing" "Outgoing Trade Request"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Body_Outgoing" "Waiting for %s1 to respond to your request..."

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Header_Incoming" "Incoming Trade Request"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Option_Name" "ALLOW TRADE INVITES"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Option_Friends_Only" "Friends Only"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Option_Guildmates_And_Friends" "Guildmates and Friends"

"DOTA_Trading_UI_Option_Anyone" "Anyone"

// Reasons why a trade request was denied

"DOTA_Trading_Response_Declined" "The other player has declined the trade request."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_TradeBanned" "Your trading privileges have been removed temporarily. Please contact Customer Support."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_TradeBanned2" "The other player does not have trading privileges at this time."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_VACBanned" "You do not have trading privileges."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_VACBanned2" "The other player does not have trading privileges at this time."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_Busy" "The other player is currently busy trading with someone else."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_Disabled" "Trading items is currently disabled."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_NotLoggedIn" "The other player is not available for trading."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_Cancel" "The trade request has been cancelled."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_FreeAccountInitiate" "Limited accounts may not initiate trades."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_SharedAccountInitiate" "Only individual accounts may initiate trades."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_TooSoon" "You must wait at least 30 seconds between trade requests."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_TooSoonPenalty" "You have made too many trade requests and must now wait 2 minutes before initiating any more trades."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_Service_Unavailable" "There was a problem sending your trade request. Trading may be temporarily unavailable or your account may not be able to send trade requests right now."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_YouBlockedThem" "You cannot trade with that player because you have blocked them on Steam."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_NeedVerifiedEmail" "You must have verified your email address on Steam before sending trade requests."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_NeedSteamGuard" "You must enable Steam Guard from before sending trade requests."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_SteamGuardDuration" "You cannot participate in a trade after recently enabling Steam Guard."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_TheyCannotTrade" "The other player is not available to trade. More information will be shown to him or her if they invite you to trade."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_RecentPasswordReset" "You cannot participate in a trade after recently resetting your password."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_UsingNewDevice" "You cannot participate in a trade after recently switching to a new device."

"DOTA_Trading_Response_UnknownError" "Unknown Error"

With parties now being able to support six players due to the introduction of coaching we now have some new party specific error messages.

"PartyNotValidToMM" "Your party is not able to play in its current state. You must have between 1 and 5 non-coach players to find a match."

"PartyNotValidToMMCoach" "Your party is not able to play in its current state. You may not have more coaches than non-coaches to find a match."

"PartyMemberInAnotherGame" "Failed to start game, a party member is currently in another game."

The new buyback mechanic introduced in 6.79 now has a tooltip for the modifier.

"DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_buyback_gold_penalty" "Buyback Gold Penatly"

"DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_buyback_gold_penalty_Description" "Cannot earn unreliable gold (creeps, neutrals, etc)."

A new chat channel will be introduced when the Fantasy League system is released.

"dota_chat_fantasy_draft" "Fantasy Draft"

The party invitation UI now has the ability to show you whether you were invited as a coach or if the fact that the party has a low priority user in it.

"DOTA_InvitedToLowPriorityParty" "%s1 has invited you to a low-priority party."

"DOTA_InvitedToCoach" "%s1 has invited you to be a Coach of their party."

"DOTA_InvitedToLowPriorityPartyHeader" "Low-Priority Party Invitation"

"DOTA_InvitedToCoachHeader" "Coach Invitation"

Some HUD error messages for the new heroes.

"dota_hud_error_ember_spirit_no_charges" "No Fire Remnant Charges"

"dota_hud_error_ember_spirit_no_active_remnants""No Active Remnants"

"dota_hud_error_ember_spirit_no_nearby_remnants""No Nearby Remnants"

"dota_hud_error_earth_spirit_no_charges" "No Stone Caller Charges"

"dota_hud_error_earth_spirit_max_reached" "Max Stones Already Active"

"dota_hud_error_earth_spirit_already_bouldering" "Can't Roll While Rolling"

The Lore for the Orb of Venom has been updated to more accurately reflect its icon.

"DOTA_Tooltip_ability_item_orb_of_venom_Lore" "Imbues your weapon with the venom of a venomous viper."

There are now two new post game survey questions and responses.

"DOTA_Post_Match_Survey_Question_2" "Please rate the amount of cooperation you displayed towards your teammates in the last match:"

"DOTA_Post_Match_Survey_Question_3" "Please rate the amount of cooperation your teammates displayed in the last match:"

"DOTA_Survey_response_agree_Very_Low" "Disagree Strongly"

"DOTA_Survey_response_agree_Low" "Disagree"

"DOTA_Survey_response_agree_Average" "Indifferent"

"DOTA_Survey_response_agree_Good" "Agree"

"DOTA_Survey_response_agree_Very_Good" "Agree Strongly"

Strings for the new Dota TV spoiler system.

"dota_series_bo3" "Best of 3"

"dota_series_bo5" "Best of 5"

"dota_series_game_1" "Game 1"

"dota_series_game_2" "Game 2"

"dota_series_game_3" "Game 3"

"dota_series_game_4" "Game 4"

"dota_series_game_5" "Game 5"

"DOTA_WatchMatchSeries_NoGame_Header" "No Game"

"DOTA_WatchMatchSeries_NoGame" "There is no game %s1 in this series."

Strings for the new crafting, socketing and pro gear features.

"DOTA_Crafting_title" "Crafting: %s1"

"DOTA_Crafting_hide_ineligible" "Hide Ineligible Items"

"Dota_Crafting_Untradable_Header" "Untradable Crafting Input"

"Dota_Crafting_Untradable_Body" "One or more crafting components are Untradable. Applying them to this recipe will make the crafting results Untradable. Are you sure you want to continue?"

"DOTA_Crafting_Wrong_Type_Header" "Incorrect Component Type"

"DOTA_Crafting_Wrong_Type_Body" "This item cannot be placed in a crafting slot of that type."

"Dota_Crafting_Finalize_Header" "Add Items to this Recipe?"

"Dota_Crafting_Finalize_Body" "Items inserted into a recipe will be permanently bound, and are not recoverable. Continue?"

"DOTA_Crafting_Continue" "Yes, Continue"

"DOTA_Socketing_title" "Socketing: %s1"

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Sockets" "This item does not have any sockets. Sockets can be added with a socket tool."

"DOTA_Socketing_Search_Market_For_SocketTool" "Search Marketplace for Socket Tool"

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Gems" "You have no items that can be placed in a socket."

"DOTA_Socketing_Search_Market_For_Gems" "Search for Gems on the Market"

"DOTA_Socketing_Search_Market_Short" "Search Now"

"DOTA_Socketing_Search_Market_Button" "Search the Market"

"DOTA_Socketing_Use_Item_Title" "Add a Socket?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Use_Item_Body" "Use a %s1 to add a socket to this item? You own %s2"

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Chisels" "You currently don't own a %s1.\nYou can purchase one from the Dota Store or Search the Market."

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Chisels_Store_Only" "You currently don't own a %s1.\nYou can purchase one from the Dota Store."

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Chisels_No_Offer_Title" "Can't Add a Socket"

"DOTA_Socketing_No_Chisels_No_Offer" "Socketing an item requires a %s1. You currently don't own a %s1."

"DOTA_Socketing_Stomp_Title" "Replace Gems?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Stomp_Body" "Replacing a gem in a socket will destroy the existing gem(s). Are you sure you want to continue?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Stomp_Continue" "Yes, Socket it"

"DOTA_Socketing_Untradable_Title" "Place Untradable Gem?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Untradable_Body" "Placing an untradable gem in an item will make the item untradable. Are you sure you want to continue?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Wrong_Type_Error_Title" "Incorrect Socket Type"

"DOTA_Socketing_Wrong_Type_Error_Body" "This gem cannot be placed in a socket of that type."

"DOTA_Socketing_Error_Hero_Requirement_Title" "Hero Requirement Not Met"

"DOTA_Socketing_Error_Hero_Requirement_Body" "This gem can only be placed in items for a particular hero."

"DOTA_Socketing_Finalize_Title" "Add Gems to this Item?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Finalize_Body" "Gems inserted into an item will be bound to the item and can only be removed with an Artificer's Hammer. Continue?"

"DOTA_Socketing_Legacy_Title" "LEGACY WARNING"

"DOTA_Socketing_Legacy_Body" "Changing the color or effect of this item WILL REMOVE it's Legacy quality! This is not reversible. Continue?"

"DOTA_popup_purchase_and_use" "Purchase and Use"

// Partners - Only localize into the partner's actual brand name in that language.

// I.e.: Beyond the Summit doesn't become 'Mas alle de la Cumbre' unless they actually market themselves that way in Spanish. Which I doubt they do.

"DOTA_Corporation_BeyondTheSummit" "Beyond the Summit"

// All teams with pennants should be defined in items_partners.txt and have their names here.

"DOTA_Team_AbsoluteLegends" "Absolute Legends"

"DOTA_Team_Alliance" "Alliance"

"DOTA_Team_CLG" "CLG"

"DOTA_Team_Complexity" "Complexity"

"DOTA_Team_Darer" "Darer"

"DOTA_Team_Dignitas" "Dignitas"

"DOTA_Team_DK" "DK"

"DOTA_Team_EHOME" "EHOME"

"DOTA_Team_EvilGeniuses" "Evil Geniuses"

"DOTA_Team_Fnatic" "Fnatic"

"DOTA_Team_iG" "iG"

"DOTA_Team_LGD" "LGD"

"DOTA_Team_LGD_int" "LGD.Int"

"DOTA_Team_Liquid" "Liquid"

"DOTA_Team_Mousesports" "Mousesports"

"DOTA_Team_mTw" "mTw"

"DOTA_Team_MUFC" "MUFC"

"DOTA_Team_NaVi" "NaVi"

"DOTA_Team_Orange" "Orange"

"DOTA_Team_TongFu" "TongFu"

"DOTA_Team_WorldElite" "World Elite"

"DOTA_Team_Zenith" "Zenith"

"DOTA_ProGear_Econ_Tooltip" "%s1 Pro Gear"

// Crafting

"DOTA_ItemDynamic_Recipe_Inputs_Completed" "Completed Inputs:"

"DOTA_ItemDynamic_Recipe_Inputs" "Required Inputs:"

"DOTA_ItemDynamic_Recipe_Outputs" "Crafting Outputs:"

"DOTA_Crafting_Rarity" "%s1 x %s2 Item[s]"

"DOTA_Crafting_Rarity_Output" "1 x Random %s1 Item"

"DOTA_Crafting_Quality" "%s1 x %s2 Item[s]"

"DOTA_Crafting_Name" "Recipe: %s1"

"diretide_items" "Random Item"

"diretide_items_cursed" "Random Item"

"DOTA_SellMarket" "Sell on the Market"

Items that cannot be traded for a certain amount of time will now display that directly on the tooltip.

"Attrib_TradableAfter" "This item can be traded after %s1"

New Item Qualities as well as soon renames (TF: represents what they are called in Team Fortress)

// Quality

"vintage" "Elder" // TF: Vintage

"selfmade" "Self-Made" // TF: Self-Made

"unusual" "Unusual" // TF: Unusual

"strange" "Inscribed" // TF: Strange

"haunted" "Cursed" // TF: Haunted

"tournament" "Heroic" // TF: Tournament

"autographed" "Autographed"

"ascendant" "Ascendant"

"legacy" "Legacy"

New item types.

"loading_screen" "Loading Screen"

"taunt" "Taunt"

"dynamic_recipe" "Recipe"

"socket_gem" "Gem / Rune"

Certain items will not be tradable until after you reach Level 3 on your Dota Profile.

"Attrib_LowLevelPurchase" "This item cannot be traded until you reach Dota profile level 3."

New Unusual effect names

"Attrib_Particle37" "Champion's Aura 2012"

"Attrib_Particle47" "Touch of Midas"

"Attrib_Particle96" "Trail of Burning Doom"

"Attrib_Particle129" "Rubiline Sheen"

"Attrib_Particle138" "Emerald Ectoplasm"

"Attrib_Particle155" "Diretide Blight"

"Attrib_Particle156" "Spirit of Ember"

"Attrib_Particle157" "Spirit of Earth"

"Attrib_Particle158" "Orbital Decay"

"Attrib_Particle159" "Bleak Hallucination"

"Attrib_Particle163" "Ionic Vapor"

Strings for the Socketing tools.

"Econ_Socket_Hammer_Safe_Confirm" "Are you sure you want to release this item's gems?"

"Econ_Socket_Hammer_Confirm" "Are you sure you want to destroy this item and release its gems?"

"Econ_Socket_Hammer_Confirm_Immortal" "Are you sure you want to destroy this IMMORTAL item and release its gems? This item is very rare and will be destroyed by this action."

"Econ_Socket_Chisel_Confirm" "Are you sure you want to add a socket to this item? The chisel will be destroyed by this process."

"Econ_Socket_Brand_Confirm" "Are you sure you want to add an effect and color socket to this item? This will make the item unusual. The brand will be destroyed by this process."

Voice actor credits for Ember Spirit (Dave Fennoy) and Earth Spirit (Nolan North).

"DOTA_ActorCredits_4_Name" "Dave Fennoy"

"DOTA_ActorCredits_4_Role" "Bat Rider, Ember Spirit, Huskar, Jakiro, Faceless Void, Skeleton King, Venomancer"

"DOTA_ActorCredits_14_Name" "Nolan North"

"DOTA_ActorCredits_14_Role" "Brewmaster, Earth Spirit, Gyrocopter, Keeper of the Light, Lone Druid, Lycan, Meepo, Ogre Magi, Shadow Demon, Troll Warlord"

Sound Effect Updates

http://www.cyborgmatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/

Item Sound Effects

Blade Mail now has a new sound effect for when reflecting damage (only audible to attacking player): blade_mail_damage.wav

UI Sound Effects

Sound effect for the new Spotlight View zoom in: camera_move.wav

New chat line sound effect updated: spect_message_in.wav

Previewing a new hero set: set_preview.wav

Applying a hero set: set_applied.wav

Crafting Sound Effects

Sound effects from the new crafting UI.

Clockwerk's Voice Lines

Clockwerk has a new spawn in line where he states his name: ratt_spawn_05.mp3

Catakeet Treasure Chest & Courier

Included with this large update is a new Catakeet Treasure Chest and Key, the Catakeet is not referenced any where else and is a new addition to Dota 2.

The Catakeet Treasure Chest

The Catakeet Treasure Chest Key

The Catakeet's base model is a courier based on a cat, which comes with a number of unique parts, it's very similar to how the Greevil was in put together in game.

Currently the Catakeet has support for the following parts:

  • Head
  • Tail
  • Wings (Used on the flying version)

Default Catakeet (Default Head, Tail and Wings)

Curious Catakeet (Curious Head, Tail and Wings)

Sly Catakeet (Sly Head, Tail and Wings)

Good Catakeet (Good Head, Tail and Wings)

Evil Catakeet (Evil Head, Tail and Wings)

There is a box model in the files which stacks onto the back of the Catakeet.

Unreleased Items

We also have a couple of item sets in the files that have yet to be released. *

* There is no guarantee that these items will get into the game.

Seasonal Gift

"A gift for being awesome! Open it up to receive a prize."

A new seasonal gift is in the item schema, the requirements to get one are currently unknown.

Axe's Items

Vanguard Shield

The item definition for this item has replaced the existing "WETA Placeholder 4 Vanguard Shield".

Doom's Items

Demonshard

The item definition for this item has replaced the existing "WETA Placeholder 3 Demon Edge".

Drow Ranger's Items

Monarch

The item definition for this item has replaced the existing "WETA Placeholder 2 Butterfly".

Nightstalker's Items

This unreleased Nightstalker set has items for the day time version of his model as well as the night time version (the helm is broken on the night version).

Day Walker....

Night stalker...

Outworld Devourer's Items

Omniknight's Items

Unreleased Custom Couriers

Echo Wisp Courier

A unknown unreleased courier is in the files.

Unreleased Custom HUD Skins

Bane HUD

Power Surge HUD

New Unusual Effects

All these effects support a range of colors, for the example I used red.

Flurry Unusual Effect

Orbit Unusual Effect

Spirit Unusual Effect

Unreleased UI Updates

Holdout UI

We also have a new Holdout UI file that is currently unused.

The file also contains some temporary assets for the unreleased Holdout gamemode.

Ingame Items

We also have some new icons for unused in game items which are most likely for Holdout.

Unreleased Hero Model Updates

Shadow Fiend's Model

The textures for the work in progress Shadow Fiend update also slipped in with this patch.

Unreleased Heroes Updates

Abyssal Underlord

New material file for Abyssal Underlord.

Work in progress skill icons.

Legion Commander

Legion commander now has a minimap icon.

Oracle

Oracle now has some initial texture work done.

Back Item material:

Body material:

Bracers material:

Head Item material:

Lower Body material:

Shoulders material:

Oracle also has some work in progress skill icons done as well.

Wraith King

Has some more updated/better quality materials finished.

Wraith King material:

Arms material:

Cape material:

Helmet material:

Shoulder material:

Sword #1 material:

Sword #2 material:

Item Drop List Updates

We have another batch of updates to the item drop lists.

Common Items Drop List

Items Added

  • Arcane Fist
  • Bracers of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Bracers of the Silent Guardian
  • Burden of the Highborn
  • Cloth of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Eki Bukaw Bracers
  • Gauntlets of the Scarlet Raven
  • Guard of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Necklace of Scarlet Raven
  • Shift of the Silent Guardian
  • Steelweb Cuirass

Items Removed

  • Armguard of the Steppe
  • Cuffs of the Iron Will
  • Dreadknight Blade
  • Flail of the Iron Will
  • Horns of the Iron Will
  • Mantle of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Mantle of the Iron Will
  • Nightwatcher's Belt
  • Nightwatcher's Bracers
  • Nightwatcher's Mask
  • Regalia of the Bonelord Gauntlet
  • Regalia of the Bonelord Shoulder
  • Strap of the Iron Will
  • Sweep of the Steppe
  • Tail of the Iron Will

Uncommon Items Drop List

Items Added

  • Adornment of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Arcane Shield
  • Arcane Sight
  • Blade of the Silent Guardian
  • Coat of the Scarlet Raven
  • Curse of the Highborn
  • Eki Bukaw Wand
  • Eki Bukaw Wand - Off-Hand
  • Pauldron of the Silent Guardian
  • Records of the Eki Bukaw
  • Reprieve of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Reprieve of the Clergy Ascetic - Off-Hand
  • Shield of the Silent Guardian
  • Steelweb Shell
  • Talon of the Scarlet Raven
  • Talon of the Scarlet Raven - Off-Hand
  • Thorned Abdomen of Malice
  • Thorns of the Highborn
  • Whisk of the Highborn

Items Removed

  • Bladebreaker Dagger
  • Bladebreaker Dagger - Off-Hand
  • Bladebreaker Spaulders
  • Cowl of the Blood Covenant
  • Deep Vault Guardian Armplates
  • Deep Vault Guardian Headfin
  • Deep Vault Guardian Spine
  • Dreadknight Cloak
  • Dreadknight Gauntlet
  • Gauntlets of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Girdpiece of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Helm of the Steppe
  • Jewel of the Forest Cape
  • Jewel of the Forest Scarf
  • Longbow of the Boreal Watch
  • Nightwatcher's Guard
  • Pads of the Blood Covenant
  • Pauldrons of the Boreal Watch
  • Plate of the Steppe
  • Quiver of the Boreal Watch
  • Regalia of the Bonelord Cape
  • Regalia of the Bonelord Crown
  • Regalia of the Bonelord Sword
  • Viridus Spine

Rare Items Drop List

Items Added

  • Arcane Drapings
  • Fiery Ward of Eki Bukaw
  • Helm of the Silent Guardian
  • Hood of the Clergy Ascetic
  • Hood of the Scarlet Raven
  • Steelweb Countenance
  • Steelweb Sheaths
  • Temper of the Highborn - Off-Hand
  • Thorned Skitterers of Despite
  • Visage of Eki Bukaw
  • Warding Guise
  • Wrath of the Highborn

Items Removed

  • Blade of the Blood Covenant
  • Blade of the Blood Covenant - Off-Hand
  • Bladebreaker Hood
  • Cowl of the Boreal Watch
  • Deep Vault Guardian Trident
  • Dreadknight Crown
  • Dreadknight Pauldron
  • Halberd of the Steppe
  • Headwraps of the Acolyte of Clasz
  • Jewel of the Forest Bow
  • Sigil of the Steppe
  • Spaulder of the Steppe
  • Time-Mace of the Acolyte of Clasz

Predictions For The Next Hero