Dota 2: Lina Gets Nerfed in Patch 7.32e

Guess who got nerfed?
Guess who got nerfed? Valve

Patch 7.32e has dropped for Dota 2 and there's a lot to unpack. While it does introduce the new hero Muerta, it really doesn't do much when it comes to hero changes. There are the usual nerfs and buffs but not that big. Not surprising since Valve has a bigger update, Patch 7.33, coming out late April.

As expected, Lina got nerfed. We say nerfed because when the group stage of Lima Major ended, many in the Dota 2 community expressed that it's better to call it as "Lina Major." That's because this hero had a win rate of more than 60% at this stage of the tournament.

Changes to Lina's abilities include:

  • Dragon Slave
    • Cooldown increased from 9 to 12/11/10/9 seconds.
  • Light Strike Array
    • Mana Cost increased from 100/105/110/115 to 115.
  • Fiery Soul
    • Attack Speed Bonus per stack decreased from 10/20/30/40 to 8/16/24/32.
    • Move Speed Bonus per stack decreased from 1.5/2/2.5/3% to 1/1.5/2/2.5%.

That's not all since two of her talents were nerfed as well:

  • Level 15 Talent Health decreased from +350 to +250.
  • Level 20 Talent Fiery Soul Speed per stack decreased from +15/1% to +10/1%.

Not That Annoying Anymore

Another hero having an impact is Riki, especially with his Sleeping Dart upgrade. This was rather annoying due to its 1,000 cast range. With the new patch, that cast range has been lowered to 600. Its cooldown, meanwhile, has been increased from 12 to 15 seconds.

Mommy Gets Slowed

Broodmother also received the following nerfs:

  • Spin Web
    • Max Move Speed Bonus decreased from 18/28/38/48% to 10/22/34/46%.
  • Spinner's Snare
    • Charge restore time increased from 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Spawn Spiderlings
    • Spiderlings Lifetime decreased from 40/45/50 to 40 seconds.
    • Spiderites Lifetime decreased from 60 to 40 seconds.

Meet the Winners

If there are heroes nerfed, there are also buffed heroes which include:

  • Centaur Warrunner
    • Hitch a Ride
      • Now grants Centaur Stampede buff.
      • Also increases Stampede duration if cast during Stampede rather than refreshing the buff.
      • Cooldown decreased from 45 to 30 seconds.
  • Dragon Knight
    • Elder Dragon Form
      • Cooldown decreased from 105 to 100 seconds.
      • Aghanim's Scepter no longer reduces cooldown by 5 seconds.
    • Fireball
      • Mana Cost decreased from 100 to 80.
  • Warlock
    • Chaotic Offering
      • Golem Damage increased from 100/150/200 to 110/170/230.
      • Aghanim's Scepter Golem Damage increased from 75/110/150 to 80/125/170.
      • Aghanim's Scepter Second Golem delay increased from 0.2 to 0.5 seconds.
    • Talents
      • Level 10 Talent Fatal Bonds Damage increased from +3% to +4%.

Patch 7.32e also introduced Muerta to the roster and changes for Turbo mode and more benefits for those who have Dota Plus subscriptions.

Dota 2 is available on PC through Steam.

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