Dota 2: Get Ready to Face Death as Muerta Joins the Roster

Death is coming for you.
Death is coming for you. Valve

A new update is out for Dota 2 and while it's not what fans are expecting, it seems enough to make them happy. The Dead Reckoning update adds the new hero Muerta to the roster. When it comes to bringing down enemies, she's known not just for her trickshots but also in her ability to summon revenants. However, it is when she crosses the veil of the dead that opponents should watch out for.

According to stories, Death became so impressed by how good Muerta is in taking lives. As a result, the gunslinger was placed on Death's payroll. She helps wayward souls cross to the other side whether they want to or not. Exciting as that sounds, the real deal is this hero appears easy to use.

That said, here are Muerta's abilities:

  • Dead Shot
    • Muerta fires a ghostly trickshot at an enemy unit or tree.
      • When the bullet strikes, it damages and briefly slows, then ricochets in the targeted direction.
      • The ricochet damages all units that it passes through, stopping when it hits a hero.
      • Heroes hit by the ricochet are feared away from the impact.
  • The Calling
    • Summons a group of 4.0 revenants that slowly circle the targeted location.
      • Enemies within the area are slowed and have reduced attack speed.
      • Revenants deal damage and silence enemies as they pass through them.
  • Gunslinger
    • Muerta's attacks have a chance to fire a second shot at another target, prioritizing heroes.
  • Pierce the Veil
    • Muerta transforms, becoming immune to physical damage.
      • All of her attack damage is dealt as magical damage.
      • Muerta gains bonus attack damage and phased movement.
      • Muerta can attack ethereal units, but deals no damage to Magic Immune targets.
    • Dispel Type: Basic Dispel

Find Your Target

As part of Muerta's introduction, all players are invited to try out the new Dead Reckoning event titled "The Quick and the Dead" from March 6 to April 4. In this one, players are assigned a target before the start of every game. They get to score points for kills and assists. Of course, they also need to watch out for the other side since they'll be going out for blood too.

For every kill and assist against the assigned target, players can score points and earn Muerta's Flowers. To increase their haul, players need to have more points than their target. These Flowers can then be traded for Dead Reckoning Chests which have new item sets and event-themed items. The only catch is to unlock the chests, players need a Dead Reckoning Key which can be purchased for $2.49 or with 20,000 shards.

Muerta arrives in the game through Patch 7.32e that also includes changes for Turbo mode, new features for Dota Plus, and the usual nerfs.

Dota 2 is available on PC through Steam.

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