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Hero picks revamped as Valve releases Dota 2 7.25 patch

The latest Dota 2 update - patch 7.25 - has been released, with changes to hero picks and bans.

Dota 2 fans should have been busy watching the ESL One Los Angeles Major but instead have to settle for a patch update.

The first two items on the 7.25 update, released on Tuesday, are:

"All Pick hero picking has been reworked. It now has 5 rounds, each round Radiant and Dire pick 1 hero each at the same time and the selections each team makes is hidden until the next round. If a duplicate pick occurs, the player who picked it second will be given some extra time to select another hero."

"Reworked how hero banning works in All Pick. Previously half of the voted heroes would get banned. Now each ban has a 50% chance of succeeding. If there are less than 10 heroes banned, heroes will automatically roll for banning based on their ban rate at your MMR bracket."

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Dota 2 patch 7.25 in full

The full 7.25 patch notes, released via the Dota 2 blog, includes:

  • Power Runes initially spawn at 4 minutes now (subsequent spawns are still every 2 minutes)
  • Power Runes no longer spawn on both sides of the map at 40 minutes
  • Removed the team based rubber band mechanic for hero kills.

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Items

FADED BROACH
Mana reduced from 225 to 200

IRON TALON
Now works on Ancients

POOR MAN'S SHIELD
Agility increased from 7 to 8

PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Gold income increased from +60 to +70

GROVE BOW
Attack Speed increased from 10 to 15

NETHER SHAWL
Magic resistance increased from 20% to 25%

SPIDER LEGS
Turn rate increased from +30% to +50%
Passive movement speed increased from 24% to 28%

REPAIR KIT
Self regen increased from +17 to +20

ENCHANTED QUIVER
Cooldown reduced from 8 to 6

HAVOC HAMMER
Knockback area increased from 300 to 350
Slow now affects attack speed

FLICKER
Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
Range reduced from 600 to 450

THE LEVELLER
Attack speed increased from 50 to 60

MINOTAUR HORN
Spell immunity duration increased from 1.75 to 2

WITLESS SHAKO
Health increased from 1000 to 1200

SEER STONE
Now provides +10 Mana Regen

BALLISTA
Knockback pure damage increased from 30 to 40

WOODLAND STRIDERS
Health regen increased from 50 to 60

TOWN PORTAL SCROLL
Cost increased from 50 to 90

BOOTS OF TRAVEL
No longer has an active
Upgrades Town Portal Scroll while equipped. Reduces its cooldown to 40 seconds, allows it to target units, and does not consume a charge on usage.
Movement speed increased from 32/35% to 38/44%

JAVELIN
Damage reduced from 100 to 80

MJOLLNIR
Attack speed reduced from +75 to +65

ORB OF VENOM
Damage per second reduced from 5 to 2
Melee slow increased from 12% to 15%
Slow duration reduced from 3 to 2

RING OF REGEN
Cost reduced from 250 to 225

HEADDRESS
No longer requires an Iron Branch
No longer provides +3 All Stats
HP regen increased from 2 to 2.5

SAGE'S MASK
Mana regeneration increased from 0.75 to 1
Cost reduced from 250 to 225

RING OF BASILIUS
No longer requires an Iron Branch
No longer provides +3 All Stats
Mana regen aura increased from 1.25 to 1.4

BUCKLER
No longer requires an Iron Branch
No longer provides +3 All Stats
Recipe cost reduced from 300 to 225
Armor increased from 2 to 2.5 (heroes and player units only)

VLADMIR'S OFFERING
All Stats reduced from +6 to +5
Mana regen increased from 1.25 to 1.5

VEIL OF DISCORD
Mana regen increased from 1.25 to 1.5

BLOODTHORN
Now requires Hyperstone instead of Crystalys
Attack Damage reduced from +75 to +30
Attack Speed increased from 30 to 85
No longer has a passive critical strike chance

BATTLE FURY
Now requires Broadsword and Mithril Hammer instead of Demon Edge and Recipe

BROADSWORD
Cost reduced from 1200 to 1000
Damage reduced from +18 to +16

CRYSTALYS
Recipe cost increased from 500 to 700
Damage reduced from 45 to 34
Critical Strike chance increased from 20% to 30%

VANGUARD
No longer has a 200 gold recipe

CRIMSON GUARD
Recipe cost increased by 200

ABYSSAL BLADE
Recipe cost increased by 200

EAGLESONG
Cost reduced from 3200 to 3000

BUTTERFLY
Agility reduced from 35 to 30

ETHEREAL BLADE
Ether Blast primary attribute damage reduced from 200% to 150%
Ether Blast base damage increased from 75 to 125

KAYA AND SANGE
Mana loss reduction increased from 16% to 18%
Spell amplification increased from 12% to 14%

YASHA AND KAYA
Mana loss reduction increased from 16% to 18%
Spell amplification increased from 12% to 14%

NULLIFIER
No longer mutes enemies
Now continuously dispels the target
Duration reduced from 6 to 5
Slow reduced from 100% for 0.4 seconds to 80% for 0.5 seconds
Cooldown reduced from 13 to 11
Cast range increased from 600 to 900
Armor increased from +5 to +8
Damage increased from +65 to +80

FORCE STAFF
Cast range reduced from 750 to 550 (850 for enemies)
No longer undispellable

HURRICANE PIKE
Allied cast range reduced from 800 to 550
No longer undispellable

GLIMMER CAPE
Cast range reduced from 800 to 550

OBSERVER WARD
Vision reduced from 1600 to 1400

HOLY LOCKET
Recipe reduced from 800 to 500

NECRONOMICON
Gold and XP bounties reduced from 100/150/200 to 50/100/150
Recipe cost reduced from 1300 to 1250

AEON DISK
Cooldown reduced from 115 to 105

SILVER EDGE
Debuff now reduces regen and heals by 50%

CLARITY
Duration reduced from 50 to 30 seconds
Mana regeneration increased from 4.5 to 6

INFUSED RAINDROPS
Mana regen increased from +0.75 to +0.9

BOTTLE
Cost reduced from 650 to 625

MEDALLION OF COURAGE
Mana regeneration increased from 0.75 to 1.25

SOLAR CREST
Mana regeneration increased from 1.5 to 1.75

RING OF HEALTH
Health regen increased from 6 to 6.5
Cost reduced from 850 to 825

VOID STONE
Cost reduced from 850 to 825

PERSEVERANCE
Health regen increased from 6 to 6.5

HOOD OF DEFIANCE
Health regeneration increased from 8 to 8.5

PIPE OF INSIGHT
Health regeneration increased from 8 to 8.5
No longer provides +3 All Stats

LOTUS ORB
Manacost increased from 75 to 150

HELM OF IRON WILL
Health regen increased from 3.5 to 5
Cost increased from 900 to 925

RING OF TARRASQUE
Cost reduced from 700 to 600
Health regen increased from 3.5 to 4.5

TRANQUIL BOOTS
Health regen reduced from 16 to 14

Heroes

ABADDON
TALENTS
Level 25 Talent increased from 375 AoE Mist Coil to 425

ALCHEMIST
Agility gain increased from 1.2 to 1.5

ARC WARDEN
Base movement speed increased from 280 to 285

BATRIDER

FIREFLY
Firefly movement speed reduced from 5/10/15/20% to 4/8/12/16%

FLAMEBREAK
Flamebreak impact damage reduced from 50/75/100/125 to 30/60/90/120

BEASTMASTER
Base attack speed increased from 100 to 110

WILD AXES
Wild Axes damage type changed from Physical to Magical
Wild Axes debuff duration increased from 10 to 12
Wild Axes no longer pierce Spell Immunity

BLOODSEEKER

BLOODRAGE
Bloodrage heal rescaled from 13/17/21/25% to 10/15/20/25%

BOUNTY HUNTER
Reworked Scepter. Now applies Jinada to Shuriken Toss, increases cast range to 650 and lowers cooldown to 6.

SHURIKEN TOSS
Shuriken Toss manacost from 135 to 120/125/130/135
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent changed from +50 Attack Speed to +75 Shuriken Toss Damage
Level 20 Talent changed from +125 Shuriken Toss Damage to +60 Attack Speed

BREWMASTER

PRIMAL SPLIT
Primal Split Fire brewling damage increased from 80/120/160 to 80/130/180
Primal Split Fire Permanent Immolation interval changed from 1 to 0.5
TALENTS
Level 20 Talent increased from +1500 Health to Primal Split Units to +1750
Level 25 Talent increased from -65s Primal Split Cooldown to -75s

BROODMOTHER
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +200 Health to +250

CHAOS KNIGHT

PHANTASM
Phantasm cooldown reduced from 145 to 145/135/125

REALITY RIFT
Reality Rift cast range increased from 475/550/625/700 to 550/600/650/750

CLINKZ

DEATH PACT
Death Pact no longer has a neutral level requirement

BURNING ARMY
Burning Army damage increased from 28% to 30%

CRYSTAL MAIDEN

FREEZING FIELD
Freezing Field Scepter Frostbite timer reduced from 2.5 to 2.0

DARK SEER

SURGE
Surge movement speed changed from 70% to +250
Surge cooldown increased from 16/14/12/10 to 19/16/13/10
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent changed from +90 Damage to +125 Ion Shell Radius

DAZZLE
Reworked Scepter. When you cast an ability, you automatically launch an attack on 8 enemy units (up to 800 units away).
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent reduced from +75 Damage to +60

DEATH PROPHET

EXORCISM
Exorcism now provides a 20% movement speed increase

DRAGON KNIGHT
Base movement speed increased by 5

DROW RANGER
Attack animation improved from 0.65 to 0.55

EARTH SPIRIT
Agility gain increased from 1.5 to 2.4
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +50 Damage to +65
Level 10 Talent increased from +300 Rolling Boulder Distance to +400
Level 20 Talent increased from +15% Spell Amplification to +20%

ELDER TITAN
Level 20 Tlaent increased from +100 Echo Stomp Damage to +125
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Magic Resistance to +20%

EMBER SPIRIT

SEARING CHAINS
Searing Chains cooldown reduced from 14/12/10/8 to 11/10/9/8
Searing Chains manacost rescaled from 110 to 80/90/100/110
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +275 Flame Guard Absorption to +350

ENCHANTRESS

SPROINK
Sproink distance increased from 450 to 500

ENIGMA
Base intelligence increased by 3

BLACK HOLE
Black Hole damage increased from 50/100/150 to 100/150/200
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +40 Malefice Instance Damage to +100

GRIMSTROKE

PHANTOM'S EMBRACE
Phantom's Embrace rend damage increased from 80/170/260/350 to 120/200/280/360
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Spell Amplification to +20%
Level 20 Talent increased from +600 Stroke of Fate Cast Range to +800

GYROCOPTER
Attack backswing reduced from 0.97 to 0.65
Strength gain increased from 2.3 to 2.5

FLAK CANNON
Flak Cannon attack count from 3/4/5/6 to 2/3/4/5
Flak Cannon cooldown reduced from 40 to 20
Flak Cannon duration reduced from 15 to 10

CALL DOWN
Call Down missile two damage increased from 100/150/200 to 200/275/350
Call Down cooldown increased from 55/50/45 to 90
TALENTS
Level 20 Talent increased from -25s Call Down Cooldown to -50s

HUSKAR

BERSERKER'S BLOOD
Berserker's Blood max attack speed reduced from 160/220/280/340 to 140/200/260/320

JUGGERNAUT
Reworked Scepter. Grants Swift Slash. Performs a mini omnislash that lasts 0.8 seconds. Cast Range 650. Cooldown 15. Manacost 100

KEEPER OF THE LIGHT
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent changed from +6% Spell Amplification to -3s Blinding Light Cooldown
Level 15 Talent changed from +1 Will-O-Wisp Health Count to +2 Will-O-Wisp Flicker
Level 20 Talent changed from +40% Magic Resistance to +250 Will-O-Wisp AoE
Level 25 Talent changed from +3 Will-O-Wisp Flicker to +3 Will-O-Wisp Health Count

KUNKKA
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +6 Armor to +7
Level 25 Talent increased from +60% Tidebringer Cleave to +80%

LEGION COMMANDER
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +65 Overwhelming Odds Hero Damage to +80

LESHRAC
Agility gain increased from 2.3 to 2.8
Attack backswing reduced from 0.77 to 0.6

PULSE NOVA
Pulse Nova activation cost reduced from 70/90/110 to 70

LINA
Attack point reduced from 0.75 to 0.65
Attack backswing reduced from 0.78 to 0.6

LONE DRUID
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent changed from +125 Attack Range to +30 Spirit Bear Movement Speed

LUNA
Base strength increased from 18 to 21
Base intelligence increased from 18 to 23
Agility gain reduced from 3.6 to 3.4

LYCAN

FERAL IMPULSE
Feral Impulse health regen increased from 1/3/5/7 to 2/4/6/8

SHAPESHIFT
Shapeshift duration increased from 18 to 22

MAGNUS

SHOCKWAVE
Shockwave slow duration increased from 0.75 to 0.9
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +200 Health to +250
Level 15 Talent increased from +75 Shockwave Damage to +100

MARS

GOD'S REBUKE
God's Rebuke scepter now always lowers the cooldown rather than just during Arena of Blood
God's Rebuke scepter cooldown from 1.4 to 3.5

MEDUSA
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +25% Mystic Snake Mana Gain to +40%

MIRANA
Base damage increased by 2

SACRED ARROW
Sacred Arrow damage increased from 40/120/200/280 to 60/150/240/330

NATURE'S PROPHET
Attack backswing reduced from 0.77 to 0.6

WRATH OF NATURE
Wrath of Nature cooldown increased from 60 to 85
Wrath of Nature now provides you with +4/5/6 damage per unit killed for 50 seconds.

NIGHT STALKER
Base intelligence increased by 2
Base health regen increased by 0.5
Movement speed increased from 295 to 300
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Lifesteal to +25%
Level 25 Talent increased from -40s Dark Ascension Cooldown to -60s

OGRE MAGI
Base armor reduced by 1

PHOENIX
Base health regen increased from 0.5 to 1
Base damage increased by 2

PUCK
Base damage reduced by 2

PUDGE
Base health regen increased from 0 to 1

FLESH HEAP
Flesh Heap now provides 8/10/12/14% Magic Resistance instead of health regen

PUGNA

NETHER WARD
Nether Ward mana drain rescaled from 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2% to 0.6/0.8/1/1.2%

LIFE DRAIN
Life Drain damage reduced from 175/275/375 to 150/225/300
Life Drain cooldown reduced from 22 to 7
Life Drain Scepter now also increases damage to 200/300/400
Life Drain break distance reduced from 1000 to 900

QUEEN OF PAIN

SHADOW STRIKE
Shadow Strike slow increased from 20/30/40/50% to 20/35/50/65%

SONIC WAVE
Sonic Wave cooldown reduced from 135 to 125

RIKI
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent reduced from +35 Damage to +30

RUBICK

FADE BOLT
Fade Bolt manacost increased from 120/130/140/150 to 135/140/145/150

SAND KING

CAUSTIC FINALE
Caustic Finale slow duration increased from 3 to 3/3.5/4/4.5
Caustic Finale now reduces attack speed as well

EPICENTER
Epicenter damage per pulse increased from 110 to 110/120/130

SHADOW DEMON

DEMONIC PURGE
Demonic Purge damage increased from 250/350/450 to 300/400/500

SILENCER
Intelligence steal is now part of Glaives of Wisdom instead of being innate
TALENTS
Level 15 Talent increased from +12% Arcane Curse Slow to +14%

SLARK

POUNCE
Pounce scepter distance reduced from 1200 to 1100

SNAPFIRE
Added Scepter ability, Gobble Up. Allows you to swallow an allied creep or hero and spit it towards enemies, stunning enemies in the area for 1.5 seconds and leaving a glob on the floor dealing 100 DPS for 3 seconds. Units can stay in his belly up to 3 seconds. Impact radius 400. Cooldown 40 seconds. Cast Range 150

SCATTERBLAST
Scatterblast cooldown increased from 10 to 13/12/11/10

SNIPER
Base damage increased by 4

HEADSHOT
Headshot damage reduced from 30/60/90/120 to 20/50/80/110

ASSASSINATE
Assassinate Scepter cast time reduced from 1 to 0.5 seconds

SPECTRE
Base health regen increased from 1.5 to 2.5

SHADOW STEP
Shadow Step scepter ability cooldown reduced from 70 to 35

SPIRIT BREAKER
Reworked Scepter. Increases Charge of Darkness movement speed by 100 and reduces cooldown by 5.

STORM SPIRIT
Base attack speed increased from 100 to 110

SVEN
Base movement speed increased by 5

TECHIES
TALENTS
Level 25 Talent increased from +25 Mines Movement Speed to +75

TEMPLAR ASSASSIN

PSIONIC PROJECTION
Psionic Projection scepter ability cast time reduced from 2 to 1 second

TERRORBLADE

METAMORPHOSIS
Metamorphosis Scepter is now a standalone ability you gain while in Metamorphosis. Cooldown 90.
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +20 Movement Speed to +25
Level 10 Talent increased from +15% Evasion to +20%
Level 15 Talent increased from +250 Health to +300
Level 15 Talent increased from +25 Attack Speed to +30
Level 20 Talent increased from -8s Reflection Cooldown to -10s

TIDEHUNTER
Base strength increased by 3

TINKER
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent changed from +125 Cast Range to +150
Level 15 Talent changed from +2s March of the Machines Duration to +3s

TINY
Attack backswing reduced from 1 to 0.7

TREANT PROTECTOR

NATURE'S GUISE
Nature's Guise regen amplification increased from 25% to 40%

TUSK
Base movement speed increased by 5

ICE SHARDS
Ice Shards damage increased from 60/120/180/240 to 70/140/210/280

UNDYING

TOMBSTONE
Tombstone zombies damage increased from 36 to 46

URSA

FURY SWIPES
Fury Swipes damage increased from 7/14/21/28 to 10/20/30/40

OVERPOWER
Overpower attack count reduced from 4/5/6/7 to 3/4/5/6
Overpower cooldown reduced from 16/14/12/10 to 16/13/10/7
Overpower manacost reduced from 75 to 55/60/65/70

ENRAGE
Enrage no longer has a Fury Swipes multiplier
Enrage duration increased from 4 to 4/4.5/5
Enrage cooldown reduced from 70/50/30 to 50/40/30
Enrage now grants +50% Status Resistance
TALENTS
Level 25 Talent changed from Enrage +80% Status Resistance to +3 Overpower Attacks

VENGEFUL SPIRIT

MAGIC MISSILE
Magic Missile cast range increased from 500 to 550
Magic Missile damage rescaled from 100/175/250/325 to 90/180/270/360

VIPER

VIPER STRIKE
Viper Strike damage increased from 60/100/145 to 80/120/160
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +8% Spell Lifesteal to +10%

VISAGE
Base attack speed increased from 100 to 110

SOUL ASSUMPTION
Soul Assumption collection radius increased from 1375 to 1500
Soul Assumption cast range increased from 900 to 1000
TALENTS
Level 25 Talent changed from -2s Gravekeeper's Cloak to +6 Gravekeeper's Cloak Stacks

VOID SPIRIT
Added Scepter. Resonant Pulse is now a charge-based ability with 2 charges and it now silences enemies for 2 seconds.

WARLOCK

SHADOW WORD
Shadow Word cast point improved from 0.5 to 0.4
TALENTS
Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Cast Range to +175
Level 20 Talent increased from 300 Shadow Word AoE to 375

WEAVER
Base intelligence increased from 13 to 16
Intelligence gain increased from 1.8 to 2.0
Base mana regen increased from 0.4 to 0.75

SHUKUCHI
Shukuchi movement bonus increased from +225 to +220/240/260/280

WINDRANGER
Intelligence gain increased from 3 to 3.6

WINTER WYVERN

COLD EMBRACE
Cold Embrace is now considered a heal instead of regen

WITCH DOCTOR
Paralzying Casks manacost reduced from 110/120/130/140 to 80/100/120/140

DEATH WARD
Death Ward Scepter no longer has a bounce limit

WRAITH KING

VAMPIRIC AURA
Vampiric Aura lifesteal reduced from 6/12/18/24% to 5/10/15/20%
Vampiric Aura lifesteal and damage on your hero is now 1.5x

ZEUS
Base movement speed increased from 295 to 300
Attack point improved from 0.45 to 0.35

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