Dota 2: Huskar Gets Nerfed While Lina is Buffed in Update 7.31b

Getting a needed buff.
Getting a needed buff. Valve

It's been less than a week since a massive update went live in Dota 2. A new patch has been released which introduces changes to some Heroes. Patch 7.31b particularly nerfed Huskar and buffed Lina.

What happened? Huskar's agility has been lowered from 13 + 1.6 to 10 + 1.5. Then, there is the cooldown of Inner Fire increased to 17/15/13/11. Finally, the Level 15 Talent of Huskar now has +4 Burning Spears DPS from +5.

Meanwhile, Lina's both Agility Growth and Intelligence Growth have been increased. Light Strike Array damage has been increased from 80/130/180/230 to 100/150/200/250. Another good news is that the mana cost of Laguna blade is now 150/300/450.


Techies had undergone a rework and it seems that may not have been enough. One change is that the self-damage is no longer based on max HP but on current XP instead. Other Blast Off!-related changes are:

  • Blast Off! self-damage decreased from 50/45/40/35% to 35/30/25/20%
  • Blast Off! enemy damage decreased from 275/350/425/500 to 200/300/400/500
  • Blast Off! cooldown decreased from 45/40/35/30 to 39/36/33/30

More changes cover:

  • Sticky Bomb explosion now slows enemies within the explosion radius by 15/25/35/45% for 2 seconds.
  • Level 20 talent +100 Sticky Bomb Damage replaced with +125 Sticky Bomb Latch/Explosion Radius.

Not OP Enough

Every time a new hero is introduced to the game, there’s often a small patch that follows to address how OP the new hero is. But this time, things are a bit different. Primal Beast got a lot of changes that include:

  • Primal Beast turn rate increased from 0.5 to 0.6
  • Onslaught run speed increased from 1150 to 1200.
  • Trample mana cost decreased from 90/95/100/105 to 90/85/80/75.
  • Trample cooldown decreased from 30/28/26/24 to 30/27/24/21.
  • Trample base damage increased from 20/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65.
  • Trample now has correct dispel rules.
  • Uproar stack duration increased from 15s to 20s.
  • Pulverize now works with items that increase cast range.
  • Primal Beast Level 20 Trample damage talent increased from +20% to +30%.

Fresh Meat

Pudge also had several changes and these included:

  • Flesh Heap is no longer Dispellable
  • Flesh Heap cooldown decreased from 30/25/20/15 to 20/18/16/14
  • Flesh Heap duration rescaled from 7 to 5/6/7/8
  • Flesh Heap mana cost decreased from 50 to 35/40/45/50
  • Level 25 Talent +1.5 Flesh Heap Stack Str replaced with 1.6x Flesh Heap Stack Str and Damage Block bonuses

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