Friday, May 1, 2015

TI5 Teams Arranged According to Roster Stability

Most Stable TI5 direct invite candidates
TI5 candidates arranged according to their last roster change

1. Rave (Philippines)
- Same roster since June 8, 2014 with the addition of ninjaboogie

2. Hellraisers (Russia)
- Same roster since October 30, 2014 (4 players joining Dread)

3. Team Empire (Russia)
- Same roster since December 31, 2014 with the addition of ALOHADANCE

4. Evil Geniuses (United States)
- Same roster since January 5, 2015 with the addition of suma1L and Aui_2000

5. Cloud9 (Europe)
- Same roster since January 5, 2015 with the addition of BigDaddy and MiSeRy

6. Team Secret (Europe)
- Same roster since January 6, 2015 with the addition of zai and Arteezy

7. Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden)
- Same roster since February 23, 2015 with the addition of Limmp

8. Team Malaysia (Malaysia)
- Formed as EHOME.my on March 1, 2015 but name changed to Team Malaysia on March 26, 2015

9. Invictus Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 6, 2015 with the addition of BurNIng and Faith

10. Vici Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 10, 2015 with the addtion of Hao

11. Team Tinker (North America)
- Same roster since March 10, 2015 with the addition of Black^

12. Newbee (China)
- Same roster since March 14, 2015 with the addition of June

13. LGD Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 15, 2015 with the addition of Maybe

14. Not Today (Peru)
- Same roster since March 21, 2015 with the addition of StingeR

15. HyperGloryTeam (China)
- Same roster since March 30, 2015 with the addition of xtt

16. Virtus Pro (Russia)
- Same roster since April 4, 2015 (as ASUS Polar) with the addition of God and DKPhobos - playing as Virtus Pro since April 15, 2015

17. Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
- Same roster since April 5, 2015 with the addition of Funn1k, Artstyle and SoNNeikO

18. Alliance (Sweden)
- Niqua replaced by AdmiralBulldog on April 28, 2015

Why was the list limited to 18?
We put in the Dota 2 teams that have a realistic chance of getting a direct TI5 invite.
We guarantee that 10 of the TI5 direct invites have been listed above.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The International Compendium 2015

TI5 Compendium

The International 2015 Compendium is the item that documents TI5 starting from the Regional Qualifiers to the TI5 Grand Finals.

http://www.neutralcreeps.com/2015/04/the-international-2015.html

TI5 Compendium Price: 10 USD
2.50 USD is added to The International 2015 prize pool for every compendium bought.

Predict the winners, win special items and help Dota 2 eSports grow at the same time.

Fun facts:
The TI4 Compendium added 9,331,105 USD to the TI4 prize pool!

Buy a TI5 Compendium at the DOTA 2 Store!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dota 6.84 Patch Notes

Dota 2 6.84 Changelog

This was the patch prior to Dota 2's TI5!

GENERAL DOTA 2 CHANGES

    AoE Bonus Gold component based on Team Net Worth difference reduced by 25%
    AoE Bonus XP component based on Team XP difference reduced by 40%

    Melee lane creep bounty reduced from 43 to 40 (-7%)
    Range lane creep bounty reduced from 48 to 45 (-6.25%)
    Hero kills (the non-net worth portions) are worth 10% more

    Reduced the direct hero last hit bounty by 100 and redistributed that gold into AoE gold (in ratio of 100/75/40/25/20 for 1/2/3/4/5 heroes)[?]

    AoE Bonus Gold is now distributed based on the relative net worth amongst the heroes involved in killing the hero by +/- 25% [?]

    The amount of AoE Bonus Gold given is now increased/decreased by up to 20% based on the dying hero’s relative rank in net worth amongst all the enemies on that team.[?]

    Instead of Buyback temporarily preventing unreliable gold gain, it now reduces all gold gained (including hero and aoe gold) by 60% [?]

    Melee Barracks team bounty increased from 175 to 275
    Ranged Barracks team bounty increased from 100 to 225
    Tier 2 and 3 towers armor reduced from 25 to 22

    Extra melee creeps additions spawn time changed from 17:30/34:00/50:30 to 15:00/30:00/45:00 [?]
    Extra range/siege creep additions spawntime from 45:30 to 45:00
    Creeps now meet slightly closer to the Dire safelane

    Ancient Black Dragon bounty reduced from 199 to 170
    Ancient Black Drake bounty reduced from 50 to 40
    Ancient Rumblehide bounty reduced from 83 to 65
    Satyr Tormenter gold bounty reduced from 104 to 84
    Hellbear health reduced from 950 to 700
    Hellbear bounty reduced from 65 to 50
    Ogre Frostmage bounty reduced from 52 to 40

    Reworked Mud Golems:



Hero kills achieved by units under your control now provide XP credit to your hero (Affects things like Spirit Bear, Golems, Familiars, etc getting kills)

Melee attacks now miss if the target is farther than 350 range more than their attack range

Reduced All Pick drafting time from 40 to 35 seconds per turn

The following abilities no longer ignore units classified as Ancients (Neutral Ancients, Warlock's Golem, etc): Ice Vortex, Mana Void, Berserker's Call, Blood Rite, Bladefury, Omnislash, Torrent, Ghost Ship, Smokescreen, Static Remnant, Primal Roar, Earth Spike, Heartstopper Aura, Shrapnel, Golem's Immolation, Sticky Napalm, Primal Split's Immolation, Call Down, Invoker's Tornado, EMP, Chaos Meteor, Sun Strike, Ice Wall, Deafening Blast, Pulse Nova, Eclipse, Battery Assault, Rocket Flare, Shadow Poison, Dispersion, The Swarm, Kinetic Field, Static Storm, Ancestral Spirit, Echo Stomp, Overwhelming Odds, Stone Gaze, Earth Bind, Poof, Rip Tide, Nyx's Impale, Fire Spirits, Supernova, Mystic Flare, Dark Pact, Suicide Squad, Ravage, Demonic Purge, Fortune's End [?]

Damage Block no longer affects physical spells (previously it affected some physical spells and some not)


Cast behavior while turning to cast has been adjusted.


Reworked the Item Silencing and Passive Disabling behaviors.



    Hex no longer applies the Break mechanic [?]

    Silence no longer disables Invisibility [?]

    Moved Ring of Health, Voidstone and Orb of Venom from Secret Shop to the Base
    Moved Platemail, Talisman of Evasion and Ultimate Orb from the Base to the Secret Shop
    Added Voidstone and Mantle of Intelligence to Side Shop

    Runes now have a higher hit box priority over units

    Armor now shows decimal places in the hover tooltip

    Fixed buyback respawn timer penalty being reset if you die holding Aegis

    The following heroes are no longer restricted from buying Basher/Abyssal (but they are still restricted from activating Bash): Spirit Breaker, Faceless Void, Slardar and Troll

DOTA 2  HERO CHANGES

Abaddon

    Borrowed Time can now be cast while disabled (same rules as Morphling's Morph)


Alchemist

    Unstable Concoction countdown can now be seen by enemies
    Unstable Concoction now has an area targeting cursor
    Greevil's Greed now grants 4x gold bounty from Runes
    Alchemist can now cast Aghanim's Scepter to directly grant any allied hero all Aghanim's Scepter bonuses as a buff (the hero upgrade and the stat upgrade). The scepter is consumed in the process. Multiple instances of this buff do not stack. Alchemist can target himself as well


Ancient Apparition

    Chilling Touch buff can now be removed by clicking on the buff icon above the health bar


Axe

    Berserker's Call cast point from 0.3 to 0.4
    Counter Helix now triggers when attacks land rather than when they start [?]
    Culling Blade movement and attack speed bonuses reduced from 40% to 30%


Bane

    Brain Sap mana cost from 125/150/175/200 to 100/125/150/175
    Units affected by Nightmare no longer provide vision
    Nightmare End can now be used by Bane to end all other existing Nightmares


Batrider

    Flamebreak damage changed from an instant 75/150/225/300 damage to 50 damage per second for 1/2/3/4 seconds
    Firefly damage reduced from 20/40/60/80 to 10/30/50/70


Beastmaster

    Beastmaster base damage increased by 4
    Wild Axes cast point from 0.5 to 0.4
    Call of the Wild Boar attack point from 0.633 to 0.5


Bloodseeker

    Thirst bonuses scale from 100 to 25% HP instead of 100 to 0%
    Thirst vision threshold from 30% health to 25%


Bounty Hunter

    Bounty Hunter Intelligence growth increased from 1.4 to 2.0
    Shuriken Toss damage from 100/200/250/325 to 150/225/300/375
    Shuriken Toss cast range reduced from 650 to 400
    Shuriken Toss mana cost from 90/115/135/155 to 120/130/140/150
    Track's Shuriken Toss bounce range from 900 to 1200
    Track now shows how much gold the enemy is carrying in the debuff tooltip


Brewmaster

    Primal Split units no longer provide a bounty when killed (was 11-35 depending on level)


Bristleback

    Bristleback movement speed reduced from 295 to 290
    Viscous Nasal Goo armor reduction rescaled from 1/1/2/2 per stack to 1/1.4/1.8/2.2


Broodmother

    Incapacitating Bite is no longer a Unique Attack Attack Modifier
    Insatiable Hunger attack damage from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120


Centaur Warrunner

    Return now triggers when attacks land rather than when they start [?]
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Centaur: Stampede reduces all incoming damage by 70% and allows allies to run through obstructions (trees, cliffs, etc). Destroys trees


Chaos Knight

    Chaos Bolt minimum damage from 1/50/75/100 to 75/100/125/150


Clinkz

    Skeleton Walk cooldown from 20 to 20/19/18/17
    Death Pact cooldown from 45/40/35 to 45/35/25


Clockwerk

    Rocket Flare speed from 1500 to 1750


Crystal Maiden

    Crystal Nova movement and attack slow from -30 to -20/30/40/50
    Crystal Nova slow duration from 3.5/4/4.5/5 to 4.5
    Frostbite cooldown reduced from 10/9/8/7 to 9/8/7/6
    Freezing Field cooldown from 150/120/90 to 90


Dark Seer

    Ion Shell duration increased from 20 to 25 seconds
    Wall of Replica damage dealt by illusions from 70/80/90% to 60/75/90%
    Wall of Replica duration from 15/30/45 to 45
    Wall of Replica mana cost from 200/300/400 to 125/250/375


Dazzle

    Poison Touch level 4 damage from 32 to 36


Death Prophet

    Exorcism spirit count from 4/12/21 to 6/13/21


Disruptor

    Kinetic Field duration from 2.5/3/3.5/4 to 2.6/3.2/3.8/4.4


Dragon Knight

    Breathe Fire now also reduces base damage by 20/25/30/35% for 8 seconds
    Corrosive Breath damage is now lethal
    Elder Dragon Form's Splash Attack damage percentage radius from 100/200/250 (for 100/75/50% damage) to 150/225/300


Earth Spirit

    Boulder Smash damage from 125 to 50/100/150/200
    Geomagnetic Grip manacost from 75 to 100
    Geomagnetic Grip damage from 50/125/200/275 to 50/100/150/200
    Magnetize can now be dispelled
    Fixed Hex not interrupting Rolling Boulder if cast during the initial 0.6 seconds


Elder Titan

    Echo Stomp channel time from 1.8 to 1.6
    Echo Stomp cooldown from 15 to 14/13/12/11


Enchantress

    Untouchable attack slow from 30/60/90/120 to 40/70/100/130
    Enchant can now be cast on controlled units to refresh the Enchant duration
    Impetus now pierces Spell Immunity


Enigma

    Midnight Pulse cast point improved from 0.3 to 0.2
    Black Hole now does a constant 55/110/165 damage per second regardless of proximity to the center
    Black Hole mana cost from 275/350/425 to 275/325/375


Gyrocopter

    Rocket Barrage no longer has a cast point (Previously had 0.3)
    Call Down missile two slow duration from 3 to 4


Huskar

    Inner Vitality cast range increased from 550 to 800
    Inner Vitality cooldown from 25/22/19/16 to 22/18/14/10


Invoker

    Invoker Int gain from 2.5 to 3.2
    Invoke no longer triggers cooldown if it only swaps the ability slots
    Sun Strike cooldown from 30 to 25
    Max level Deafening Blast (Quas, Wex, and Exort all at max level) is now a non-targetable circular wave released in every direction around Invoker


Io

    Relocate double click now teleports to fountain


Jakiro

    Jakiro base strength increased from 24 to 25
    Macropyre duration increased from 7 (14 Scepter) to 10 (20 Scepter)
    Macropyre area of effect increased from 225 to 240


Juggernaut

    Blade Fury cooldown from 30/25/22/18 to 42/34/26/18
    Blade Fury now has the same Spell Immunity on cast dispel behavior as other Spell Immunities [?]
    Healing Ward movement speed from 450 to 420
    Omnislash no longer ministuns on cast
    Using items/abilities in Omnislash no longer requires facing direction


Keeper of the Light

    Mana Leak cooldown from 16 to 16/14/12/10
    Chakra Magic now adds a buff that that reduces the cooldown of the next spell its target casts by 1/2/3/4 seconds. Buff lasts 12 seconds.
    Scepter Illuminate heal percentage from 75% to 100%


Kunkka

    Kunkka no longer turns to cast Torrent
    Torrent cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
    X Marks The Spot mana cost from 80 to 50


Legion Commander

    Moment of Courage counterattack chance from 16/18/20/22 to 25%
    Moment of Courage lifesteal from 20/40/60/80% to 55/65/75/85%
    Moment of Courage cooldown from 0.9 to 2.7/2.1/1.5/0.9
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Legion Commander: Duel lasts until either Legion Commander or her target dies. Ends if duelists are ever more than 2,000 range apart.


Leshrac

    Leshrac movement speed from 315 to 320
    Lightning Storm cast point from 0.7 to 0.6
    Lightning Storm slow duration from 0.75 to 0.7/0.8/0.9/1


Lich

    Ice Armor cast range from 800 to 1000
    Chain Frost projectile speed from 675 to 750


Lifestealer

    Feast is now considered as normal bonus damage (can Crit and Cleave off it)
    Open Wounds lifesteal increased from 15/20/25/30% to 50%
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Lifestealer: Grants a new skill, Assimilate. Assimilate allows Lifestealer to target an allied hero and swallow them, allowing them to hide inside of Lifestealer. Any healing Lifestealer receives is shared with the assimilated hero. The assimilated hero can release itself at any time by clicking on the buff icon to erupt outward and deal 300 damage to enemies in a 700 area of effect. If Lifestealer dies or assimilates another hero, the currently assimilated hero will automatically exit. Issuing any order with your hero, a few seconds after being assimilated, will take you out.


Lina

    Aghanim Scepter-upgraded Laguna Blade no longer increases cast range


Lone Druid

    True Form is no longer removed on death [?]
    Battle Cry armor increased from 5/10/15 to 6/12/18
    Battle Cry damage increased from 50/75/100 to 60/90/120
    Added Agahnim's Scepter upgrade to Lone Druid: Allows Spirit Bear to attack at any range from Lone Druid, and prevents Spirit Bear from dying if Lone Druid dies


Luna

    Luna base armor increased by 1
    Eclipse per unit cap increased from 4 to 5
    Improved Aghanim's Scepter: Allows Eclipse to be cast on an area within 2,500 range. Grants obstructed vision of that area. Can also target any allied unit to center Eclipse on their location, even while moving (can double click or target Luna)


Medusa

    Split Shot and Mana Shield are no longer removed on death [?]


Meepo

    Geostrike damage from 7/14/21/28 to 8/16/24/32
    Divided We Stand no longer causes Meepo to respawn 20% faster


Mirana

    Starstorm's second hit range from 175 to 325, and the second hit now strikes the unit closest to Mirana


Morphling

    Adaptive Strike now has a 1150 speed projectile
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Morphling: Grants a new ability, Hybrid. Allows morphling to target an ally, turning himself into a hybrid illusion, removing the Morphling himself. This hybrid illusion can cast non-ultimate abilities and has your original attributes. Lasts 20 seconds. When the duration ends or the hybrid dies, your hero emerges (cannot end prematurely). Cooldown: 140, Manacost: 200, 600 cast range. Note: Ability is not available while you have a Replicate living.


Naga Siren

    Ensnare cooldown from 14 to 12
    Ensnare is now dispellable [?]
    Ensnare is no longer removed if the target becomes Ethereal
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Song of the Siren Scepter now regenerates you and nearby allies by 6% of maximum HP per second for up to 7 seconds.


Nature's Prophet

    Sprout cast range increased from 600 to 625/700/775/850
    Sprout duration increased from 3/3.75/4.5/5.25 to 3/4/5/6
    Nature's Call treant base damage from 22 to 28
    Aghanim's Scepter-upgraded Wrath of Nature now spawns a Nature's Call treant whenever it kills a unit. Killing a hero will spawn a stronger treant (3x damage and health of a normal one)


Night Stalker

    Void attack speed slow increased from -35 to -50 (now matches movement speed slow)


Nyx Assassin

    Using Spiked Carapace no longer removes Vendetta
    Added Aghamin's Scepter upgrade to Nyx: Adds a new ability, Burrow, with a one second cast time. While Burrowed, Nyx Assassin is invisible and unable to move/attack, but has 40% damage resistance, and regenerates 1.5% of his health and mana per second. Nyx Assassin's abilities also have improved properties while burrowed: Mana Burn and Impale have 50% increased cast range, Impale Cooldown is reduced from 13 to 9, and Spiked Carapace instantly stuns any enemy units within a 300 area of effect without requiring them to hurt him first. Casting Vendetta causes Burrow to end


Omniknight

    Purification cast point from 0.5 to 0.4


Oracle

    Purifying Flames mana cost reduced from 55/70/85/100 to 50/60/70/80
    Purifying Flames cooldown reduced from 3 to 2.5
    Purifying Flames can now target non-hero units
    False Promise no longer makes the target invisible
    False Promise now continuously removes debuffs and disables, instead of only when first cast
    False Promise duration from 7/8/9 to 6/7/8
    False Promise cooldown from 20 to 80/60/40


Outworld Devourer

    Aghanim's Scepter Sanity's Eclipse upgrade now affects everyone in the area of effect with Astral Imprisonment after it deals its damage
    Aghanim's Scepter Sanity's Eclipse upgrade no longer always triggers the mana drain and does not increase the damage multiplier by 1


Phoenix

    Fire Spirits now does an obstructed reveal of the area it hits for 1 second


Puck

    Waning Rift damage increased from 70/140/210/280 to 100/160/220/280


Pudge

    Rot move slow from 20% to 20/22/24/26%


Pugna

    Decrepify enemy slow from 50% to 30/40/50/60%
    Decrepify enemy magic damage amplification from 50% to 30/40/50/60%
    Decrepify duration from 2/2.5/3/3.5 to 3.5
    Decrepify cooldown from 12/10/8/6 to 15/12/9/6
    Life Drain damage and restore per second from 120/160/200 to 150/185/220
    Life Drain cast range from 1100 to 900/1050/1200
    Pugna's Aghanim's Scepter-upgraded Life Drain no longer increases cast range


Riki

    Smokescreen no longer slows attack speed
    Smokescreen now reduces turn rate by 30%


Rubick

    Null Field now also affects creeps


Sand King

    Caustic Finale duration from 8 to 6
    Caustic Finale now always triggers (via unit death or when its duration expires). If triggered by timer expiration, it deals 30% of the damage
    Caustic Finale no longer resets the duration on a unit that already has the debuff
    Caustic Finale now applies a 20% move slow when the damage triggers (via unit death or when timer expires). Slow lasts for 3 seconds


Shadow Demon

    Shadow Poison mana cost from 50 to 40
    Demonic Purge Aghamin's Scepter upgrade now applies Break (disabling passive abilities)


Shadow Shaman

    Shadow Shaman base strength increased from 19 to 21
    Shadow Shaman strength gain increased from 1.6 to 1.8


Silencer

    Silencer base movement speed from 300 to 295
    Last Word initial enemy cast allowance window from 5 to 4 seconds
    Last Word no longer disarms
    Last Word now applies a 14/16/18/20% movespeed slow whenever it triggers


Slardar

    Slithereen Crush damage from 50/100/150/200 to 75/125/175/225


Sniper

    Sniper agility gain from 2.9 to 2.5
    Shrapnel recharge time increased from 40 to 55
    Shrapnel delay increased from 0.8 to 1.4 seconds
    Shrapnel now gives vision when the shrapnel lands rather than instantly
    Headshot can now miss
    Assassinate damage from 355/505/655 to 320/485/650


Spectre

    Reality no longer kills the target illusion, it now swaps positions


Spirit Breaker

    Empowering Haste cooldown from 16 to 12


Storm Spirit

    Storm Spirit movement speed reduced from 290 to 285
    Ball Lightning flying vision from 1000 to 400


Sven

    Warcry armor bonus increased from 4/8/12/16 to 5/10/15/20


Techies

    Land Mine activation delay reduced from 1.75 to 0.5 seconds
    Stasis Trap Activation delay from 2 to 1.5
    Stasis Trap Detonation delay from 2 to 1.5
    Suicide Squad, Attack! cooldown reduced from 180/170/160/150 to 160/140/120/100
    Minefield Sign cooldown from 120 to 360
    Minefield Sign now requires Techies to walk precisely to the targeted spot
    Minefield Sign now has an area of effect targeting cursor
    Minefield Sign now has a limited lifetime of 180 seconds
    Techies Aghanim's Scepter upgrade now causes the Minefield Sign to make all Land Mines, Stasis Traps and Remote Mines within 125 area of effect immune to True Sight. Can only have one sign out at a time


Templar Assassin

    Meld cooldown from 7 to 6


Terrorblade

    Reflection cast range from 275 to 325
    Reflection illusion outgoing damage from 40/50/60/70% to 40/60/80/100%


Tidehunter

    Kraken Shell damage block increased from 10/20/30/40 to 12/24/36/48


Timbersaw

    Reactive Armor now triggers when attacks land rather when attacks begin [?]
    Reactive Armor max stacks increased from 4/8/12/16 to 5/10/15/20


Tinker

    Laser hero blind duration increased from 3 to 3/3.5/4/4.5
    Rearm mana cost from 150/250/350 to 125/225/325
    Aghanim's Scepter Laser no longer has additional cast range
    Aghanim's Scepter Laser now refracts to visible enemy heroes with a 550 bounce range


Tiny

    Toss grab radius increased from 250 to 275
    Toss now grabs the closest unit rather than a random unit


Treant Protector

    Eyes in the Forest area of effect reduced from 800 to 700


Troll Warlord

    Berserker's Rage no longer provides +15 damage
    Ranged Whirling Axes no longer provide 800 vision
    Melee Whirling Axes no longer provide 500 vision
    Battle Trance duration reduced from 7 to 5 seconds
    Berserker’s Rage is no longer removed on death [?]


Tusk

    Ice Shards mana cost reduced from 120 to 90
    Ice Shards cooldown from 18/16/14/12 to 19/16/13/10
    Ice Shards vision reveal from 0.5 seconds to 2 seconds
    Snowball speed is now a constant 675
    Snowball no longer auto-loads units in 100 range
    Tusk can now add allies to Snowball while it is moving
    Added Aghanim's Scepter to Tusk: Adds a new ability called Walrus Kick. Kicks the target back 900 units. The kick slows by 40% for 4 seconds. 12 second cooldown


Undying

    Soul Rip is now considered one damage instance on the enemy
    Removed Tombstone Zombie targeting from Soul Rip
    Tombstone Zombies now require 1 attack to kill rather than having 30 health (zombies require 2 hits from creeps)


Ursa

    Reworked Enrage


Venomancer

    Venomous Gale tick damage from 0/30/60/90 to 10/40/70/100


Viper

    Viper Strike cooldown reduced from 80/50/30 to 70/50/30


Visage

    Gravekeeper's Cloak recharge time from 6 to 4
    Familiars no longer have 300/450/600 health
    Familiars now require 4 hero attacks to be killed (creeps/illusions do 1/4 damage, towers do 1/2)


Warlock

    Fatal Bonds cast range increased from 900 to 1000
    Fatal Bonds cast time from 0.5 to 0.2
    Chaotic Offering Golem's health regeneration from 15/30/45 to 25/50/75


Weaver

    The Swarm duration rescaled from 14/16/18/20 to 16
    The Swarm damage from 15/20/25/30 to 20
    The Swarm attack rate from an attack every 1.35 seconds to 1.4/1.25/1.1/0.95
    Geminate Attack now launches the second projectile 0.25 seconds after the initial one fires instead of after impacting the target
    Geminate Attack no longer has a range limit
    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Weaver: reduces the cooldown of Timelapse to 20 seconds and allows Timelapse to target allied heroes. 1000 cast range


Windranger

    Shackleshot cast point from 0.3 to 0.15


Winter Wyvern

    Enabled Winter Wyvern in Captain's Mode
    Reworked Winter's Curse



    Arctic Burn is now dispellable
    Arctic Burn damage per second from 6% of health to 8%
    Arctic Burn damage type from Pure to Magic
    Arctic Burn no longer pierces Spell Immunity
    Splinter Blast speed increased 500->650 (1.35 to 1.0 seconds max)
    Splinter Blast debuff is now dispellable
    Cold Embrace now behaves as normal regeneration instead of 0.1 interval heals


Wraith King

    Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Wraith King: Allies who are near Wraith King (within 1200 aoe) when slain become Wraiths for 5 seconds, delaying their death. They can continue attacking, casting, etc. When the duration ends, the hero dies, and credit for the kill goes to whowever landed the original killing blow.


Zeus

    Thundergod's Wrath area vision reduced from 1000 to 500
    Fixed Thundergod's Wrath sometimes hitting invisible units depending on the order of player slots.


ITEMS
NEW ITEMS
Enchanted Mango

    New consumable


Lotus Orb

    New item formed from Perseverance, Platemail, and a recipe


Glimmer Cape

    New item formed from Cloak and Shadow Amulet


Guardian Greaves

    New item formed from Arcane Boots, Mekansm, and a recipe


Moon Shard

    New item formed from 2 Hyperstones and a recipe


Silver Edge

    New item formed from Shadow Blade and Sange and a recipe


Solar Crest

    New item formed from Medallion of Courage and Talisman of Evasion


Octarine Core

    New item formed from Mystic Staff and Soul Booster



ITEM ADDITIONS
Observer & Sentry Wards

    Observer and Sentry Wards now stack into one inventory slot. Double clicking toggles which ward type is currently active [?]


Upgraded Boots of Travel

    Boots of Travel can now be upgraded by purchasing the recipe again. Allows you to target and teleport to allied heroes



ITEM CHANGES
Skull Basher

    Strength increased from 6 to 8
    Damage reduced from 40 to 25
    Bash now deals 60 bonus damage
    Bash cooldown increased from 2 to 2.3


Abyssal Blade

    Damage reduced from 100 to 85
    Bash now deals 60 bonus damage
    Bash cooldown increased from 2 to 2.3


Energy Booster

    Cost reduced from 1000 to 900


Arcane Boots

    Replenish radius from 600 to 900
    Replenish no longer costs 35 mana to activate


Bloodstone

    Recipe increased from 800 to 900


Armlet of Mordiggian

    Attack Speed from +15 to +25
    Unholy Strength no longer grants +10 Attack Speed
    Unholy Strength strength gain period from 0.7 to 0.6 seconds


Quelling Blade

    Changed from full damage bonus to base damage bonus
    Quell damage bonus from 32/12% to 40/15%
    Quell no longer deals bonus damage to Roshan
    Chop active ability now kills wards rather than dealing 100 damage
    Chop active ability range increased from 350 to 450 when targeting wards


Battle Fury

    Battle Fury now requires and provides the bonuses of Quelling Blade
    Quell bonus is now 60% for melee heroes and 25% for ranged heroes
    Attack damage reduced from 65 to 55
    Cleave radius from 250 to 280


Black King Bar

    Black King Bar can now be sold [?]


Blade Mail

    Damage Return cooldown reduced from 17 to 15


Blades of Attack

    Cost reduced from 450 to 420


Phase Boots

    Phase duration from 4 to 3.6 seconds


Boots of Travel

    Teleport cooldown from 50 to 45


Buckler

    Armor Bonus radius increased from 750 to 900


Butterfly

    Flutter duration from 8 to 6 and bonus movement speed from 20 to 25%


Clarity

    Duration from 40 to 45
    Total mana restored from 150 to 170
    Ally cast range from 100 to 250


Cloak

    Magic resistance from 15% to 20%


Vanguard

    Damage Block chance increased from 67% to 75%


Crimson Guard

    Damage Block chance increased from 67% to 75%
    Guard active damage block increased from 50 to 55
    Guard active area of effect from 750 to 900


Desolator

    Damage decreased from 60 to 50
    Recipe cost decreased from 900 to 300


Diffusal Blade

    Diffusal Blade now works on ranged illusions for half the value


Divine Rapier

    Damage increased from 300 to 330


Dust of Appearance

    Movement speed slow from 15% to 20%


Drum of Endurance

    Endurance attack speed bonus increased from 10 to 20


Eaglesong

    Cost reduced from 3300 to 3200


Eul's Scepter of Divinity

    Cyclone mana cost increased from 75 to 175


Eye of Skadi

    Cold Attack slow duration for ranged heroes from 3 to 2.5 seconds [?]


Flying Courier

    Vision from 400 to 300
    Speed Burst speed from 650 to 800 speed


Force Staff

    Health regeneration increased from 3 to 4 health per second


Ghost Scepter

    Cost reduced from 1600 to 1500
    All attribute bonus decreased from 7 to 5


Gloves of Haste

    Attack Speed increased from 15 to 20


Headdress

    Regeneration Aura radius increased from 750 to 900


Healing Salve

    Healing duration from 10 to 8 seconds [?]
    Ally cast range from 100 to 250


Reaver

    Cost decreased from 3200 to 3000


Heart of Tarrasque

    Recipe cost increased from 1200 to 1400
    Health regeneration increased from 2% to 3.25% of total health per second
    Regeneration disable time increased from 4 melee and 6 ranged, to 5 melee and 7 ranged


Linken's Sphere

    Spellblock cooldown reduced from 17 to 16


Magic Wand

    Requirements from Magic Stick + 3 branches + Recipe, to Magic Stick + 2 branches + Circlet
    All attribute bonus from 3 to 4


Mask of Madness

    Berserk movement speed bonus reduced from 30% to 17%


Mekansm

    Restore active and Mekansm Aura radius increased from 750 to 900


Mjollnir

    Static Charge no longer jumps to units that are invisible or in the fog of war [?]
    Static Charge cast range increased from 600 to 800


Necronomicon

    Necronomicon Warrior/Archer health from 400/600/800 to 600/700/800
    Necronomicon Warrior damage from 25/50/75 to 45/60/75
    Necronomicon Archer damage from 40/80/120 to 60/90/120
    Necronomicon Archer Aura move speed from 3/6/9 to 5/7/9%


Observer Ward

    Observer Wards now come in single increments
    Cost and restock time reduced by half and stock doubled
    Observer Wards now provide a 50 XP bounty when destroyed
    Attacking a ward can no longer miss (same for Sentry Wards)


Orb of Venom

    Poison Attack damage over time can now be lethal


Pipe of Insight

    Insight Aura now also provides a 10% Magic Resistance aura to nearby allies (does not affect the equipped hero)
    Insight Aura radius increased from 750 to 900


Power Treads

    Attribute bonus increased from 8 to 9


Quarterstaff

    Cost reduced from 900 to 875


Radiance

    Radiance recipe from 1350 to 1425
    Radiance Burn now causes affected enemies to have a 17% miss rate


Refresher Orb

    Reworked components and bonuses


Rod of Atos

    Intelligence from 25 to 30


Satanic

    Unholy Rage duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds


Sentry Ward

    Attacking a ward can no longer miss (same for Observer Wards)


Shiva's Guard

    Freezing Aura enemy attack speed reduction improved from 40 to 45


Stout Shield

    Cost reduced from 250 to 200
    Damage Block chance reduced from 53% to 50%
    Damage Block blocked damage reduced from 20 (10 for ranged) to 16 (8 for ranged)


Tango

    Can now be used on to eat Wards. Eating a ward heals for double the amount, 230 HP over 16 seconds.[?]
    Has a 450 cast range when targeting Wards


Town Portal Scroll

    Teleport cooldown increased from 65 to 70
    Teleport no longer removes Ethereal state when it is cast


Urn of Shadows

    Casting Soul Release on an enemy already under the effects of Soul Release now refreshes the existing debuff rather than applying a seperate instance [?]


Veil of Discord

    Recipe from 1250 to 1100
    Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20
    Duration reduced from 25 to 16
    Mana cost reduced from 75 to 50


Vladmir's Offering

    Lifesteal decreased from 16% to 15%
    Now grants 10% lifesteal to ranged heroes
    Now requires Headdress instead of Ring of Regeneration. Vladmir's Offering now provides +2 all stats, and Vladmir's Aura now provides 3 health regen.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TI5 Qualifier Teams - Dota 2 Regionals 2015

The International 2015 Regional Qualifiers

With the following TI5 direct invites almost set in stone, these are the Dota 2 teams that will most likely fight for the TI5 regional qualifier slots.

http://www.neutralcreeps.com/2015/04/the-international-2015.html
Note: The list is not final but the finalized list will look more or less like this.

Europe Qualifiers:
1. Virtus Pro (Russia)
2. Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
3. Hellraisers (Russia)
4. Burden United (European Union)
5. Vega Squadron (Russia)
6. 4 Anchors (Finland)
7. Basically Unknown (Bulgaria)
8. PowerRangers (Belarus)
9.  Alliance (Sweden)
10. (To Be Decided)

SEA Qualifiers:
1. Team Malaysia (Malaysia)
2. MVP Phoenix (South Korea)
3. Mineski (Philippines)
4. Signature Trust (Thailand)
5. G Guard (Malaysia)
6. 5eva (Singapore)
7. Underminer (Malaysia)
8. MVP.Hot6ix (South Korea)
9. Execration (Philippines)
10. The Prime (Indonesia)

China Qualifiers:
1.CDEC (China)
2. HGT (China)
3. EHOME (China)
4. Tongfu (China)
5. Tongfu.Wanzhou (China)
6. Vici Gaming Potential (China)
7. Newbee Youth (China)
8. Team DK (China)
9. Dream Gaming (China)
10. Energy Pacemaker (China)

Americas:
1. Team Tinker (North America)
2. Complexity Gaming (United States)
3. Not Today (Peru)
4. Summer's Rift (United States)
5. Wheel Whreck While Whistling (United States)
6. Leviathan (United States)
7. Root Gaming (United States)
8. Boreal eSports (Canada)
9. Pain Gaming (Brazil)
10. Union Gaming (Peru)

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