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Dota 2 update 7.26a nerfs Alchemist, KotL, Pheonix and much more

Valve has made dozens of item and hero changes in the latest Dota 2 gameplay update (7.26a) as the dust settles over ESL One Los Angeles

Gold is harder to come by since the previous Dota 2 gameplay update hit, which makes Alchemist quite strong. In the latest Dota 2 gameplay update (7.26a), Valve has made dozens of item changes, and buffed or nerfed 27 heroes. 

Keeper of the Light, Alchemist, and Pheonix took the worst of the nerfs, while heroes such as Luna and Leshrac received minor buffs. First up, let's take a look at all the item changes in the latest Dota 2 update.

 

Dota 2 update 7.26a item changes

 

There is a tonne of item changes in the Dota 2 gameplay update 7.26a, including movement speed changes to all boots, and some big changes to Spirit Vessel. Check out all the changes below.

BOOTS OF SPEED

  • Changed from +15% to +45

POWER TREADS

  • Changed from +15% to +45

ARCANE BOOTS

  • Changed from +15% to +45

PHASE BOOTS

  • Changed from +15% to +45
  • Phase active speed reduced from 22% to 20%

TRANQUIL BOOTS

  • Active state changed from +26% to +75
  • Inactive state changed from +18% to +50

GUARDIAN GREAVES

  • Changed from +17% to +50

BOOTS OF TRAVEL

  • Changed from 38/44% to +110/130

SPIDER LEGS

  • Changed from +28% to +65

FORCE BOOTS

  • Changed from +40% to +115

WOODLAND STRIDERS

  • Changed from +50% to +140

YASHA

  • Changed from +20 to +8%

MANTA STYLE

  • Changed from +20 to +8%

SANGE AND YASHA

  • Changed from +30 to +10%

YASHA AND KAYA

  • Changed from +30 to +10%

TRIDENT

  • Changed from +30 to +10%

DRUM OF ENDURANCE

  • Speed bonus reduced from 13% to 12%

SPIRIT VESSEL

  • Provides a negative aura that reduces health regen, heals and lifesteal by 20% in a 1200 aoe
  • Soul Release debuff regen reduction reduced from from 60% to 35%
  • No longer requires Wind Lace (nor provides movement bonus)
  • Recipe cost increased from 750 to 1000

RING OF BASILIUS

  • Recipe cost increased from 150 to 175

HEADDRESS

  • Recipe cost increased from 150 to 200

SOUL RING

  • Recipe cost increased from 250 to 300

VLADMIR'S OFFERING

  • Lifesteal reduced from 25% to 20%
  • Recipe cost increased from 550 to 600

MEKANSM

  • Recipe cost increased from 950 to 1000

PIPE OF INSIGHT

  • Recipe cost increased from 1000 to 1200

LOTUS ORB

  • Manacost increased from 150 to 175

SILVER EDGE

  • No longer reduces regen

EYE OF SKADI

  • Reduces all regen, heals and lifesteal by 35%

NULLIFIER

  • Debuff is no longer dispellable

BLADE MAIL

  • Intelligence reduced from 10 to 8

 

Dota 2 update 7.26a hero changes

 

With the decrease in possible gold earned during a match, it was only a matter of time until Valve nerfed the Alchemist. Further, we can see several movement speed nerfs across multiple heroes, and a few minor adjustments. While most changes in the Dota 2 gameplay update 7.26a might seem minor, some of these can seriously affect the metagame, and cause some heroes to not get picked by professional teams. 

ALCHEMIST

  • Greevil's Greed cap reduced from 20/24/28/32 to 18/22/26/30
  • Greevil's Greed Base gold bonus reduced from 4 to 3
  • Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier reduced from 2/2.5/3/3.5 to 1.5/2/2.5/3

BATRIDER

  • Firefly speed bonus reduced from 4/8/12/16% to 4/7/10/13%

BLOODSEEKER

  • Thirst movement speed reduced from 12/24/36/48% to 14/24/34/44%

BOUNTY HUNTER

  • Track self gold reduced from 150/250/350 to 130/225/320

BREWMASTER

  • Primal Split Permanent Immolation damage increased from 20/40/60 to 25/50/75

BROODMOTHER

  • Spin Web movement speed reduced from 25/40/55/70% to 20/35/50/65%

CHAOS KNIGHT

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

CHEN

  • Divine Favor health regen reduced from 2/3/4/5 to 1.25/2.5/3.75/5

CLINKZ

  • Searing Arrows damage increased from 20/30/40/50 to 30/40/50/60
  • Searing Arrows manacost from 6/8/10/12 to 9/10/11/12

DEATH PROPHET

  • Base movement speed reduced from 315 to 310
  • Exorcism movement speed reduced from 20% to 16/18/20%
  • Exorcism manacost increased from 200/300/400 to 250/350/450

DRAGON KNIGHT

  • Strength gain reduced from 3.6 to 3.4
  • Elder Dragon Form Scepter no longer increases attack range

DROW RANGER

  • Base armor increased by 2

EMBER SPIRIT

  • Searing Chains cooldown increased from 11/10/12/8 to 13/12/11/10

KEEPER OF THE LIGHT

  • Blinding Light cooldown increased from 14 to 20/18/16/14
  • Will-O-Wisp cooldown increased from 120 to 130

LESHRAC

  • Pulse Nova damage increased from 100/140/180 to 100/150/200

LONE DRUID

  • Level 25 Talent reduced from 0.25 Spirit Bear Base Attack Time to 0.2

LUNA

  • Attack animation improved from 0.46 to 0.35

NIGHT STALKER

  • Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 295

OGRE MAGI

  • Bloodlust movement speed reduced from 8/10/12/14% to 7/9/11/13%

OUTWORLD DEVOURER

  • Arcane Orb damage increased from 5/7/9/11% to 6/8/10/12%

PHOENIX

  • Fire Spirits cooldown increased from 45/40/35/30 to 51/44/37/30
  • Supernova scepter upgrade no longer allows you to cast Sun Ray
  • Level 20 Talent changed from +1.25s Supernova Stun Duration to Sun Ray During Supernova

PUGNA

  • Decrepify cast range reduced from 700 to 400/500/600/700
  • Nether Ward duration reduced from 30 to 18/22/26/30

RAZOR

  • Base movement speed reduced from 285 to 280
  • Storm Surge ally movement speed reduced from 3/5/7/9% to 2/4/6/8%

SLARDAR

  • Sprint speed reduced from 20/28/36/44% to 18/26/34/42%
  • Sprint river speed reduced from 25/48/66/94% to 25/45/65/85%

SPIRIT BREAKER

  • Bulldoze movement speed reduced from 14/20/26/32% to 12/18/24/30%

VOID SPIRIT

  • Level 10 Talent reduced from +30 Damage to +25

WRAITH KING

  • Vampiric Aura damage reduced from 6/12/18/24 to 4/10/16/22

So there you have it, all the hero and item changes in the latest Dota 2 gameplay update 7.26a. It will be interesting to see how pro players adapt to these changes, but we can definitely see a trend of movement speed nerfs. 

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