Dota 6.88

Getdota 6.88 map update and changelog – 6.88 Gameplay Update

Items

Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png

Armlet of Mordiggian

  • Recipe cost increased from 500 to 550
Bloodthorn icon.png

Bloodthorn

  • Critical Strike multiplier increased from 1.35 to 1.45
Butterfly icon.png

Butterfly

  • Agility increased from 30 to 35
Crimson Guard icon.png

Crimson Guard

  • Cooldown reduced from 50 to 46
Dragon Lance icon.png

Dragon Lance

  • Strength and Agility reduced from 15 to 14
  • Attack Range bonus increased from 130 to 140
Hurricane Pike icon.png

Hurricane Pike

  • Attack Range bonus increased from 130 to 140
  • Active now grants 100 Attack Speed for the 4 attacks it provides on the target
Rod of Atos icon.png

Rod of Atos

  • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10
Smoke of Deceit icon.png

Smoke of Deceit

  • Now has a 1 second cooldown on use (to prevent accidental usage)

Shortly after OG took their second Major victory, Valve has released the 6.88 patch, featuring limited nerfs and multiple buffs for the under utilized heroes.

Smaller in scale compared to the previous patches, the 6.88 patch has brought about some nerfs to popular heroes and multiple buffs to the lesser picked ones. Item changes in this patch center around cooldown reductions and a redistribution of stats, most notably the extra five agility points granted by a Butterfly (35 agility given, up from 30).

Unsurprisingly, popular heroes leading up to the Manila Major and at the Major itself received either nerfs or no changes. Death Prophet, with a 60% win rate at the Manila Major, has had her Spirit Siphon – a popular first skill to max – base drain damage reduced by nine points, from 25 to 16. Bounty Hunter, holding a 59% win rate and the most banned record at the Manila Major, also faced a similar fate, having the self-gold given by Track reduced from 170/260/350 to 150/250/350.

On the other end of the spectrum, under-utilized heroes such as Phantom Assassin and Outworld Devourer have received buffs. Phantom Strike is now able to target spell immune heroes and Essence Aura’s mana bonus increased from 75/150/225/300 to 125/200/275/350.

With the patch notes in mind, the current meta is not expected to shift too much, therefore, it is unlikely that the patch heavily favors any team.


Heroes

Abaddon.png

Abaddon

  • Mist Coil icon.png Mist Coil cast point reduced from 0.452 to 0.35
Anti-Mage.png

Anti-Mage

  • Mana Void icon.png Mana Void ministun duration increased from 0.15 to 0.3
Arc Warden.png

Arc Warden

  • Flux icon.png Flux cooldown reduced from 20 to 18
  • Tempest Double icon.png Tempest Double duration increased from 12/13/14 to 12/14/16
  • Tempest Double icon.png Tempest Double cooldown reduced from 50/40/30 to 40/35/30
Bane.png

Bane

  • Brain Sap icon.png Brain Sap cooldown reduced from 14 to 14/13/12/11
Beastmaster.png

Beastmaster

  • Primal Roar icon.png Primal Roar damage reduced from 200/250/300 to 150/225/300
Bloodseeker.png

Bloodseeker

  • Rupture icon.png Rupture damage increased from 20/40/60% to 26/42/60%
  • Blood Rite icon.png Blood Rite cooldown reduced from 30/25/20/15 to 25/21/17/13
Bounty Hunter.png

Bounty Hunter

  • Track icon.png Track self gold reduced from 170/260/350 to 150/250/350
Brewmaster.png

Brewmaster

  • Brewmaster’s Earth attack range increased from 128 to 150
  • Brewmaster’s Fire attack increased range from 128 to 150
  • Brewmaster’s Fire armor increased from 0 to 0/3/6
  • Primal Split icon.png Primal Split duration increased from 15/17/19 to 16/18/20
Centaur Warrunner.png

Centaur Warrunner

  • Double Edge icon.png Double Edge cooldown reduced from 6 to 5
  • Strength gain increased from 3.8 to 4.0
Chaos Knight.png

Chaos Knight

  • Phantasm icon.png Phantasm cooldown reduced from 140 to 130
Clinkz.png

Clinkz

  • Attack range increased from 630 to 640
Clockwerk.png

Clockwerk

  • Rocket Flare icon.png Rocket Flare radius increased from 575 to 600
  • Power Cogs icon.png Power Cogs cast point improved from 0.3 to 0.2
  • Power Cogs icon.png Power Cogs radius increased from 200 to 215
Crystal Maiden.png

Crystal Maiden

  • Crystal Nova icon.png Crystal Nova radius increased from 400 to 425
  • Frostbite icon.png Frostbite cast range increased from 500 to 525
Death Prophet.png

Death Prophet

  • Spirit Siphon icon.png Spirit Siphon base health drain reduced from 25 to 16
Disruptor.png

Disruptor

  • Static Storm icon.png Static Storm silence no longer lingers for 0.5 seconds after the duration is over
Doom.png

Doom

  • Doom ability icon.png Doom cooldown increased from 140 to 145
Drow Ranger.png

Drow Ranger

  • Turn rate improved from 0.6 to 0.7
  • Frost Arrows icon.png Frost Arrows slow increased from 15/30/45/60% to 16/32/48/64%
Earthshaker.png

Earthshaker

  • Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam radius increased from 575 to 600
Enigma.png

Enigma

  • Black Hole icon.png Black Hole damage type from Magical to Pure and pierces Spell Immunity
  • Black Hole icon.png Black Hole damage reduced from 55/110/165 to 50/100/150
Earth Spirit.png

Earth Spirit

  • Magnetize icon.png Magnetize cooldown increased from 80 to 100/90/80
Gyrocopter.png

Gyrocopter

  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim’s Scepter Side Gunner attack interval improved from 1.4 to 1.2
Invoker.png

Invoker

  • Forge Spirit icon.png Forge Spirit damage decreased from 29/38/47/56/65/74/83 to 22/32/42/52/62/72/82
Io.png

Io

  • Tether icon.png Tether movement speed bonus reduced from 14/15/16/17% to 13/14/15/16%
Jakiro.png

Jakiro

  • Ice Path icon.png Ice Path duration increased from 1/1.4/1.8/2.2 to 1/1.5/2/2.5
Keeper of the Light.png

Keeper of the Light

  • Chakra Magic icon.png Chakra Magic cooldown reduced from 19/18/17/16 to 17/16/15/14
  • Intelligence increased from 22 to 25
Kunkka.png

Kunkka

  • Torrent icon.png Torrent slow duration increased from 1/2/3/4 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
  • Tidebringer icon.png Tidebringer bonus damage increased from 25/40/55/70 to 25/45/65/85
Legion Commander.png

Legion Commander

  • Overwhelming Odds icon.png Overwhelming Odds damage per hero increased from 20/35/50/65 to 20/40/60/80
  • Moment of Courage icon.png Moment of Courage cooldown reduced from 2.6/2/1.4/0.8 to 2.3/1.8/1.3/0.8
Lich.png

Lich

  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim’s Scepter now improves Chain Frost icon.png Chain Frost slow from 30 to 50%
  • Ice Armor icon.png Ice Armor attack speed slow from 20 to 30 (matches movement slow)
Lifestealer.png

Lifestealer

  • Base attack time increased from 1.7 to 1.85
Lina.png

Lina

  • Dragon Slave icon.png Dragon Slave cooldown reduced from 8.5 to 8
Luna.png

Luna

  • Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam stun duration increased from 0.6 to 0.8
  • Movement speed increased from 330 to 335
Magnus.png

Magnus

  • Empower icon.png Empower cleave radius increased from 200 to 225
  • Strength gain increased from 2.75 to 2.9
Medusa.png

Medusa

  • Intelligence gain increased from 1.85 to 2.1
Meepo.png

Meepo

  • Geostrike icon.png Geostrike damage per second increased from 8/16/24/32 to 10/20/30/40
Morphling.png

Morphling

  • Hybrid icon.png Hybrid cooldown reduced from 70 to 60
  • Agility gain increased from 3.4 to 3.7
Naga Siren.png

Naga Siren

  • Strength gain increased from 2.3 to 2.5
Necrophos.png

Necrophos

  • Heartstopper Aura icon.png Heartstopper Aura range reduced from 1200 to 900
  • Heartstopper Aura icon.png Heartstopper Aura HP drain increased from 0.6/0.9/1.2/1.5 to 0.6/1/1.4/1.8%
Nyx Assassin.png

Nyx Assassin

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 305
Ogre Magi.png

Ogre Magi

  • Ignite icon.png Ignite manacost reduced from 95/105/115/125 to 90
  • Multicast icon.png Multicast interval increased from 0.4 to 0.5
Omniknight.png

Omniknight

  • Strength increased from 20 + 2.65 to 22 + 2.8
Outworld Devourer.png

Outworld Devourer

  • Essence Aura icon.png Essence Aura mana bonus increased from 75/150/225/300 to 125/200/275/350
  • Arcane Orb icon.png Arcane Orb Intelligence steal duration increased from 50 to 60
Oracle.png

Oracle

  • Purifying Flames icon.png Purifying Flames cast range increased from 750 to 800
Phantom Assassin.png

Phantom Assassin

  • Phantom Strike icon.png Phantom Strike can now target Spell Immune heroes
Phoenix.png

Phoenix

  • Sun Ray icon.png Sun Ray base damage reduced from 15/20/25/30 to 10/15/20/25
Pudge.png

Pudge

  • Rot icon.png Rot slow increased from 27% to 30%
  • Dismember icon.png Dismember cooldown reduced from 30 to 30/25/20
Pugna.png

Pugna

  • Intelligence growth increased from 4 to 4.5
  • Nether Blast icon.png Nether Blast cooldown reduced from 5.5 to 5
Razor.png

Razor

  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm damage per strike increased from 37/50/63 to 40/55/70
Riki.png

Riki

  • Smoke Screen icon.png Smoke Screen manacost increased from 75/80/85/90 to 90
Sand King.png

Sand King

  • Epicenter icon.png Epicenter cooldown reduced from 140/120/100 to 120/110/100
  • Strength increased from 21 to 22
Shadow Demon.png

Shadow Demon

  • Disruption icon.png Disruption illusion duration increased from 6/8/10/12 to 8/10/12/14
Shadow Fiend.png

Shadow Fiend

  • Movement speed increased from 305 to 310
  • Necromastery icon.png Necromastery Max Souls increased from 15/22/29/36 to 18/24/30/36
Shadow Shaman.png

Shadow Shaman

  • Mass Serpent Ward icon.png Mass Serpent Ward splash radius increased from 75% to 100%
  • Mass Serpent Ward icon.png Mass Serpent Ward attack damage increased from 40-45/55-60/70-75 to 40-45/60-65/80-85
Silencer.png

Silencer

  • Agility increased from 16 to 22
Skywrath Mage.png

Skywrath Mage

  • Concussive Shot icon.png Concussive Shot impact AoE increased from 200 to 250
Slardar.png

Slardar

  • Movement speed reduced from 295 to 290
Slark.png

Slark

  • Pounce icon.png Pounce damage reduced from 50/100/150/200 to 40/80/120/160
Sniper.png

Sniper

  • Shrapnel icon.png Shrapnel damage increased from 15/30/45/60 to 15/35/55/75
Spirit Breaker.png

Spirit Breaker

  • Greater Bash icon.png Greater Bash increased damage from 22/28/34/40% to 22/30/38/46%
Storm Spirit.png

Storm Spirit

  • Overload icon.png Overload damage increased from 30/50/70/90 to 40/60/80/100
  • Overload icon.png Overload AoE increased from 275 to 300
Templar Assassin.png

Templar Assassin

  • Psi Blades icon.png Psi Blades Spill Width increased from 68 to 75
  • Psionic Trap icon.png Psionic Trap max movement slow increased from 50% to 60%
Terrorblade.png

Terrorblade

  • Conjure Image icon.png Conjure Image manacost reduced from 80 to 70
  • Conjure Image icon.png Conjure Image duration increased from 32 to 34
Tiny.png

Tiny

  • Toss icon.png Toss cooldown reduced from 9 to 8
Treant Protector.png

Treant Protector

  • Base damage increased by 6
Troll Warlord.png

Troll Warlord

  • Strength increased from 17 to 20
  • Berserker's Rage icon.png Berserker’s Rage no longer provides 100 Health Bonus
  • Berserker's Rage icon.png Berserker’s Rage armor bonus increased from 3 to 6
  • Berserker's Rage icon.png Berserker’s Rage base attack time improved from 1.55 to 1.5
  • Ranged Whirling Axes (Ranged) icon.png Whirling Axes travel distance increased from 945 to 1000
Undying.png

Undying

  • Intelligence gain increased from 2.5 to 2.8
  • Decay icon.png Decay cast range increased from 625 to 650
  • Decay icon.png Decay duration increased from 40 to 45
Ursa.png

Ursa

  • Fury Swipes icon.png Fury Swipes debuff duration increased from 15 to 20
  • Base HP Regen increased from 0.25 to 0.75
Venomancer.png

Venomancer

  • Intelligence increased from 15 + 1.75 to 17 + 1.8
  • Plague Ward icon.png Plague Ward damage increased from 10/19/29/38 to 13/22/31/40
Viper.png

Viper

  • Viper Strike icon.png Viper Strike Scepter cooldown reduced from 12 to 10
  • Strength gain increased from 1.9 to 2.1
Visage.png

Visage

  • Gravekeeper's Cloak icon.png Gravekeeper’s Cloak armor bonus per layer increased from 1/2/3/5 to 1.5/3/4.5/6
  • Gravekeeper's Cloak icon.png Gravekeeper’s Cloak magic resistance bonus per layer increased from 3/6/12/16% to 5/10/15/20%
Winter Wyvern.png

Winter Wyvern

  • Winter's Curse icon.png Winter’s Curse cooldown reduced from 90 to 80
Warlock.png

Warlock

  • Golem HP increased from 900/1200/1500 to 900/1350/1800
  • Fatal Bonds icon.png Fatal Bonds no longer gets reduced by Damage Block
Weaver.png

Weaver

  • Base damage increased by 2
Windranger.png

Windranger

  • Windrun icon.png Windrun cooldown reduced from 15 to 14
Wraith King.png

Wraith King

  • Wraithfire Blast icon.png Wraithfire Blast damage over time increased from 15/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
Zeus.png

Zeus

  • Arc Lightning icon.png Arc Lightning cooldown reduced from 1.75 to 1.6