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Dota 2 2nd June Patch – Content Analysis

A small update has deployed on the main client introducing some Compendium updates and stretch goal rewards. We also have the release of the 6.81b balance update.

Front End Changes



  • Compendium Reward Released: Daily Hero Challenge
  • Compendium Reward Released: Alternate Voice Vote
  • Compendium Reward Released: Model Update Vote
  • Added sound effects for Dragon Knight's Kindred of the Iron Dragon Immortal
  • Added sound effects for Death Prophet's Fluttering Mortis Immortal
  • Fixed Hellborn Grasp Upheaval visual effects not showing properly
  • Fixed Vici Gaming gem causing crashes

6.81b Gameplay Changes


Ancient Apparition

  • Ice Vortex slow decreased from 18/22/26/30% to 15/20/25/30%


  • Sticky Napalm bonus damage is now halved against non-hero units

Bounty Hunter

  • Shadow Walk duration increased from 15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35


  • Devour manacost rescaled from 60/50/40/30 to 60

Drow Ranger

  • Gust knockback duration increased from 0.5 to 0.6/0.7/0.8/0.9


  • Turn rate improved from 0.6 to 0.9
  • Echo Slam's Initial Damage, Echo Search, Echo Damage AOE increased from 525, 550, 500 to 575, 575, 575

Elder Titan

  • Echo Stomp damage increased from 80/85/90/95 to 80/90/100/110


  • Midnight Pulse duration increased from 8 to 11


  • Forged Spirits 33% magic resistance removed
  • Cold Snap damage reworked from the initial and secondary proc damage of 60/30 to 7xQuasLevel per proc
  • Deafening Blast's Disarm is now dispelled when Magic Immunity is applied


  • Omnislash damage per slash rescaled from 175-250 to 200-225
  • Base Attack Time improved from 1.5 to 1.4


  • Pulse Nova damage increased from 66/100/144 to 80/120/160 (Scepter from 100/150/200 to 100/160/220)


  • Light Strike Array stun duration increased from 1.6 to 1.6/1.7/1.8/1.9


  • Howl duration decreased from 12 to 10
  • Howl bonus damage reduced from 20/30/40/50 to 14/26/38/50


  • Sacred Arrow minimum stun duration decreased from 0.5 to 0.01 (maximum duration is still 5 seconds growing linearly)
  • Sacred Arrow minimum damage reduced by 40 (maximum damage is still 190/280/370/460 growing linearly)

Ogre Magi

  • Multicast's passive manacost penalty on Fireblast reduced from 30/70/110 to 20/40/60
  • Bloodlust can now be cast on Magic Immune allies


  • Degen Aura slow increased from 7/14/21/28% to 10/18/26/34%

Phantom Assassin

  • Phantom Strike bonus attack speed increased from 100 to 130

Queen of Pain

  • Shadow Strike cast range increased from 435 to 450/475/500/525


  • Smoke Screen cooldown reduced from 13 to 11

Skywrath Mage

  • Ancient Seal damage amplification increased from 18/24/30/36% to 30/35/40/45%


  • Bash bonus damage increased from 40/60/80/100 to 60/80/100/120

Treant Protector

  • Leech Seed damage per pulse decreased from 24/36/48/60 to 15/30/45/60


  • Snowball cooldown reduced from 21 to 21/20/19/18
  • Walrus Punch cooldown reduced from 30/24/18 to 25/20/15


  • Intelligence growth increased from 2.0 to 2.5


  • Focus Fire manacost decreased from 150 to 75/100/125


  • Lightning Bolt vision and truesight duration increased from 3 to 4.5
  • Lightning Bolt search area of effect increased from 250 to 325



  • Recipe cost increased from 600 to 900
  • Static Charge duration decreased from 20 to 15

Visual Updates

Warlock's Hellborn Grasp Updates

Fixed Hellborn Grasp Upheaval visual effects not showing properly.

WebM Previews

Compendium Updates

We have had three new Compendium rewards delivered.

Daily Hero Challenge

Earn 25 compendium points every day by winning a game with the Hero we choose for you.

The Daily Hero Challenge allows you to reroll your hero every 24 hours.

Alternate Voice Vote

Vote for the Hero you’d like to receive a new, alternate voice & dialogue pack. When the recording is complete, you will be granted an item that unlocks the new voice.

The voting for the alternative hero voice is done in a similar fashion to the Arcana vote.

Model Update Vote

Vote for the Hero you'd like to receive a reworked model.

The voting for the model update is done in a similar fashion to the Arcana vote. Shadow Fiend is exempt from this vote as he is already getting a model rework.

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

Hero tool tip updates for 6.81b.

+ "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_juggernaut_omni_slash_Description" "Juggernaut leaps towards the target enemy unit with a damaging attack, and then slashes other nearby enemy units, dealing between 200-225 damage per slash. Juggernaut is invulnerable for the duration.\n\nUpgradable by Aghanim's Scepter."

+ "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_zuus_lightning_bolt_Description" "Calls down a bolt of lightning to strike an enemy unit, causing damage and a mini-stun. When cast, Lightning Bolt briefly provides unobstructed vision and True Sight around the target in a 750 radius. Can be cast on the ground, affecting the closest enemy hero in %spread_aoe% range."

+ "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_batrider_sticky_napalm_Description" "Drenches an area in sticky oil, amplifying damage from Batrider's attacks and abilities and slowing the movement speed and turn rate of enemies in the area. Additional casts of Sticky Napalm continue to increase damage, up to 10 stacks. The extra damage is halved against creeps."

+ "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_invoker_cold_snap_freeze_damage" "FREEZE DAMAGE:"

+ "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_ogre_magi_bloodlust_Note2" "Can be cast on magic immune allies."

Strings for the hero challenge reward.

+ "DOTA_Hero_Selection_AdvFilter_MyHero_HeroQuest" "Hero Challenge"

+ "DOTA_Hero_Selection_TT_DailyHeroQuest_Title" "Daily Hero Challenge"

+ "DOTA_Hero_Selection_TT_DailyHeroQuest_Text" "This hero is part of your Daily Hero Challenge."

+ "Compendium_dailyhero_challenge" "DAILY HERO CHALLENGE"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_DailyHero_TimeRemaining" "TIME UNTIL NEXT ROLL"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_DailyHero_RollAvailable" "ROLL FOR A NEW HERO"

Stretch goal strings.

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal14" "Daily Hero Challenge"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal15" "Alternate Voice Vote"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal16" "Favorite Hero Challenge"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal17" "Model Update Vote"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal18" "Multi-Kill Banner"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal19" "Afterparty Broadcast"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal20" "New Upgraded Creeps"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal21" "A-Z Challenge Support"

+ "DOTA_Compendium_StretchGoal22" "Victory Prediction Taunt"

Sound Updates

Death Prophet's Immortal Sound Effects








Dragon Knight's immortal Sound Effects


Other Changes

Team Pennant Updates

The gems for the Team Empire and Vici Gaming Pennants have been fixed and now point to the correct team. The Vici Gaming pennant is still missing some strings though.

Cosmetic Icon Updates

The icon for the fixed Immortal treasure chest containing either the Dragon Knight or Warlock Immortal that was sent out to players who experienced the unboxing bug has been updated.

Predictions For The Next Hero

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