Valve is out with yet another Dota 2 Update 7.28b with even more balance changes in the game and we have the complete patch notes for you to read through. In case you missed the big update, Dota 2 shook up the entire roster with balance updates and changes along with the introduction of a new hero called Hoodwink and about 120 new spells.

There was another Dota 2 7.28a patch to balance out things, but looks like there was still some fine-tuning left for the developers to do. Several heroes that were peaking high in the public matchmaking like Batrider, Lycan, Puck, Monkey King etc. have received nerfs.

Here are the official patch notes for the Dota 2 Update 7.28b that is now live for everyone.

Dota 2 Update 7.28b Patch Notes

Items

Orb of Corrosion

  •     Now has a 100 gold recipe

Falcon Blade

  •     Mana regen increased from 1.6 to 1.8
  •     Health increased from 150 to 175

Cloak

  •     Cost increased from 450 to 500

Swift Blink

  •     Buff allows you to exceed max movement speed
  •     Movement speed increased from 30 percent to 40 percent
  •     Bonus damage and attack speed increased from 40 to 50

Satanic

  •     Damage increased from 45 to 55

Chipped Vest

  •     Return damage from 26/13 to 28/17

Bullwhip

  •     Speed modifier increased from 16 percent to 20 percent
  •     Speed modifier duration reduced from five to four

Cloak of Flames

  •     Armor reduced from five to four
  •     Radius reduced from 400 to 375
  •     Illusions now deal 30 damage per second instead of 45 (this was applied in a recent patch)

Psychic Headband

  •     Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20

Book of Shadows

  •     Cooldown reduced from 25 to 15

Heroes

Abaddon

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

Alchemist

  • Berserk Potion shard cooldown reduced from 45 to 35

Axe

  • Counter Helix shard attack speed increased from 25 to 35

Batrider

  • Sticky Napalm now does half damage to ancients

Beastmaster

  • Base damage reduced by two

Bloodseeker

  • Bloodrage shard increased from 1.5 percent to two percent

Broodmother

  • Silken Bola shard root duration increased from two to 2.5

Clockwerk

  • Jetpack shard cooldown reduced from 25 to 20
  • Jetpack shard movement speed bonus increased from 15 percent to 22 percent
  • Jetpack shard mana cost reduced from 150 to 75

Dark Seer

  • Normal Punch illusion damage dealt increased from 25 percent to 40 percent
  • Normal Punch max stun duration increased from two to 2.25

Disruptor

  • Thunder Strike shard radius increased from +160 to +260

Dragon Knight

  • Fireball shard manacost reduced from 150 to 100

Drow Ranger

  • Frost Arrows shard now also adds +5 damage per stack

Grimstroke

  • Ink Over shard cast range increased from 700 to 950
  • Ink Over shard total damage increased from 240 to 320
  • Ink Over shard movement slow increased from 20 percent to 25 percent

Huskar

  • Inner Fire slow increased from 35 percent to 40 percent
  • Inner Fire shard cooldown reduction from -2 to -3

Invoker

  • Ice Wall shard cast range increased from 900 to 1,100

Io

  • Tether shard movement bonus increased from +5 percent to +10 percent

Lich

  • Ice Spire shard health increased from 300 to 600
  • Ice Spire shard radius increased from 500 to 600

Lifestealer

  • Base damage increased by three

Feast

  • Feast increased from 1.6/2.2/2.8/3.4 percent to 1.8/2.4/3.0/3.6 percent

Lycan

Summon Wolves

  • Summon Wolves Cripple moved from level three to four
  • Summon Wolves Invisibility moved from level four to three

Feral Impulse

  • Feral Impulse damage reduced from 14/26/38/50 percent to 12/22/32/42 percent

Magnus

  • Horn Toss shard landing damage increased from 150 to 200

Monkey King

  • Base strength reduced from 19 to 18
  • Max damage reduced from 57 to 55

Wukong’s Command

  • Wukong’s Command Scepter spawn interval increased from every 3.5 seconds to every four seconds

Naga Siren

  • Rip Tide shard slow increased from 30 percent to 40 percent
  • Rip Tide shard slow duration increased from three to four
  • Rip Tide shard active no longer deals 100 bonus damage
  • Rip Tide shard increases armor reduction by two

Nyx Assassin

  • Base movement speed reduced from 315 to 310

Vendetta

  • Vendetta shard movement speed bonus reduced from +40 percent to +25 percent
  • Vendetta manacost increased from 160/220/280 to 180/240/300

Ogre Magi

Ignite

  • Ignite damage reduced from 26/34/42/50 to 20/30/40/50

Fire Shield

  • Fire Shield shard manacost reduced from 125 to 75
  • Shield cooldown reduced from 18 to 16

Omniknight

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent changed from +20 Movement Speed to +40 Base Damage
  • Level 15 Talent changed from +70 Damage to +30 Movement Speed

Outworld Destroyer

  • Base armor increased by two
  • Agility gain increased from 1.3 to 1.6
  • Movement speed increased from 315 to 325
  • Base HP regen increased from zero to one

Essence Flux

  • Essence Flux chance increased from 25 percent to 30 percent

Astral Imprisonment

  • Astral Imprisonment damage increased from 120/190/260/330 to 120/200/280/360
  • Astral Imprisonment mana steal from 14/16/18/20 percent to 16/18/20/22 percent

Sanity’s Eclipse

  • Sanity’s eclipse base damage increased from 200/275/350 to 200/300/400

Talents

  • Level 15 Talent changed from +8 Armor to +30 Movement Speed
  • 20 Talent increased from +0.1 Sanity’s Eclipse Multiplier to +0.15
  • 25 Talent increased from +1.6 percent Arcane Orb Damage to +2 percent

Phantom Lancer

  • Spirit Lance shard now also increases cast range by 200

Puck

  • Dream Coil cooldown increased from 70/65/60 to 80/75/70

Talents

  • Level 20 Talent reduced from -7s Waning Rift Cooldown to -6s

Pudge

  • Dismember shard cooldown reduction from -7 to -10

Riki

Base hp regen reduced from three to 2.5

Sleeping Dart

  • Sleeping Dart slow increased from 25 percent to 30 percent
  • Sleeping Dart cooldown reduced from 15 to 12
  • Sleeping Dart mana cost reduced from 125 to 85

Skywrath Mage

  • Ancient Seal shard status resistance reduction increased from 40 percent to 50 percent

Slark

  • Fish Bait shard attack speed bonus increased from 50 to 75
  • Fish Bait shard cooldown reduced from 12 to nine

Sniper

  • Concussive Grenade shard manacost reduced from 75 to 50
  • Concussive Grenade shard cooldown reduced from 20 to 16

Templar Assassin

  • Psionic Trap max trap count now increases by four with a Shard

Terrorblade

  • Demon Zeal shard hp cost reduced from 25 percent to 20 percent
  • Demon Zeal shard melee bonus from 50 percent to 100 percent

Timbersaw

Whirling Death

  • Whirling Death manacost increased from 70 to 80

Flamethrower

  • Flamethrower shard slow increased from 25 percent to 30 percent

Talents

  • Level 10 Talent reduced from +1.75 Mana Regen to +1.5

Treant Protector

  • Nature’s Guise shard bonus now increases speed in trees by +15 percent

Tusk

  • Frozen Sigil shard hits to destroy from three to four
  • Frozen Sigil movement/attack slow increased from 30 percent/30 to 35 percent/35

Visage

  • Stone Form shard manacost reduced from 300 to 200

Winter Wyvern

  • Splinter Blast shard now also increases damage dealt by 80

Wraith King

Base damage reduced by two

Vampiric Spirit

  • Vampiric Spirit manacost increased from 50/60/70/80 to 65/70/75/80

Reincarnation

  • Reincarnation manacost increased from 160 to 180

This is everything new related to the Dota 2 Update 7.28b and their patch notes. If you see any gameplay related change or update that is not mentioned above, let us know in the comments below.

[via Valve]

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