Dota 2 Patch 7.28b: Here are the biggest changes you need to know about Patch 7.28b. Valve has introduced some major changes in the latest Dota 2 Patch 7.28b. Here are some of the most important changes you need to know before jumping into a game!
With the Dota Pro Circuit qualifiers almost over, Valve has made quite a lot of changes to ensure that the game remains interesting and balanced. Patch 7.28b was released earlier today, a couple of days before the DPC main events begin.
When it comes to heroes, the most important to note is Outerworld Destroyer, who was nerfed in the last patch. This led to a drop in pick rate & win rate. Valve has redeemed itself by buffing OD so that players can pick it and still remain relevant!
Most changes are small, but Patch 7.28b has touched upon everything from heroes to items to the Aghanim’s Shard. Although the qualifiers are over, Valve is introducing these changes now. The pro players have a few days to figure out what to like and what to avoid, before the DPC season begins.
The 7.28b Gameplay Update has been released https://t.co/n1ywkhnREO
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) January 11, 2021
You can check out the entire patch notes for Patch 7.28 in the tweet above. But, to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of the most important changes which are crucial for you to know before you jump into a game of Dota 2.
Biggest changes in Dota 2 Patch 7.28b
As mentioned earlier, the changes in patch 7.28b affect a little of everything. So, we have a list of changes which you should know about. We have categorized them by items & heroes. While many of these changes are small tweaks, they are still relevant & could change your strategy, both while drafting heroes & and when choosing to buy the items.
- Swift Blink: Swift Blink is one of the new items from the Mistwood update. The buff now allows you to exceed max movement speed. Movement speed is increased from 30 to 40% & the bonus damage and attack speed from 40 to 50%.
- Cloak of flames: This item has received a nerf. The armor is down from 5 to 4, and the radius is also lessened. Its effect on illusions carrying it has also been reduced.
- Outerworld Destroyer: Essence Flux chance increased from 25% to 30% Astral Imprisonment damage & mana steal has been also been increased. There are also some other changes which buff OD in general. You can check them out here.
- Clockwork: Clockwork’s Aghanim’s Shard ability, Jetpack, has also gotten a few buffs. Its Cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds, while the mana cost has been cut down by half.