Valve releases the 7.28b balancing update for DOTA2

Valve releases the 7.28b balancing update for DOTA2

Valve has released a balancing update for their popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title DOTA2. With the latest 7.28b balancing patch, changes were made to several items in the game. Additionally, seemingly overpowered heroes were nerfed and the ones which were falling behind were buffed. Let's take a look at the changes update 7.28b has brought to DOTA2.

Item Changes

  • First off, the Orb of Corrosion now has a 100 gold recipe which has made it more expensive than before.

  • The cost of Cloak has been increased from 450 to 500.

  • Cooldown of the Psychic Headband reduced to 20 from the previous 30.

  • Book of Shadows cooldown reduced from 25 to 15.

  • Satanic damage increased from 45 to 55.

Hero Changes

This update brings changes to the Aghanims Shard mechanics for some heroes. Aghanims Shard was introduced in the game with the Mistwood Update that went live last month.


  • Curse of Avernus shard slow increase from +6% to +10%.


  • Berserk Potion shard cooldown reduced from 45 to 35.


  • Sticky Napalm will now do half damage to ancients.


  • Base damage of the Beastmaster is reduced by 2.

Dragon Knight

  • Mana cost for Fireball shard has been reduced from 150 to 100.


  • Ice Wall shard cast range increased from 900 to 1100.

Wraith King

  • Just like that of Beastmaster, the base damage of Wraith King is also reduced by 2.

Balancing patch 7.28b has brought several more changes to the heroes of DOTA2. You can read the entire patch notes here.

DOTA2 is a popular esports title by valve. The prize pool for the 10th edition of The International, which is the most prestigious DOTA2 tournament in the world, recently crossed $40 million.

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