Dota 2 Update 7.25b Nerfs Lycan, Patch Notes Here

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Valve's iconic multiplayer battle arena game, Dota 2, just received a small update that changes a few things in the game. Update 7.25b tweaks Kill Streak XP, three items, and four heroes. All the changes were made for balancing reasons.

Trusty Shovel’s TP Scroll bundle is reduced to one and the cost of Ring of Tarrasque is increased by 50. Manacost of Necronomicon is increased by 100 and bonus Kill Streak XP received is also reduced. In the Heroes department, Lycan was heavily nerfed with his Base damage being reduced by six points. His talents were also tweaked. Shapeshift duration was reduced by two seconds and Wolves Summoned only has two charges now. Weaver and Shukuchi were also nerfed, Weaver’s Agility gain is reduced by 0.5 points and Shukichi's movement bonus saw a slight reduction from 220/240/260/280 to 200/220/240/260.

Complete patch notes can be read below or on the official Dota 2 website.

Dota 2 Update 7.25b Patch Notes


  • Kill Streak XP bonus reduced from 500->2040 to 30*Level -> 100*Level



  • TP Scroll bundle reduced from 2 to 1


  • Cost increased from 600 to 650


  • Manacost increased from 50 to 150



  • Base damage reduced by 6


  • Level 20 Talent reduced from +8s Shapeshift Duration to +6s
  • Level 25 Talent reduced from +3 Wolves Summoned to +2


  • Agility gain reduced from 3.6 to 3.1


  • Shukuchi movement bonus reduced from 220/240/260/280 to 200/220/240/260

Dota 2 was released back in 2013 and even after seven years, the game is being continuously supported by Valve. It is a sequel to the first Defense of the Ancients (DotA). The first Dota was a mod created for Warcraft 3. Warcraft 3 also inspired another famous battle arena game called League of Legends.

So what do you think? Are you happy with these nerfs? Which other hero do you think deserves some buffs and nerfs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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