Heroes of Newerth v0.1.45 & 46 : Massive patch !

DotA’s Lich and Necrolyte has finally found their way into Heroes of Newerth after the latest patch released a few days ago, they’re named Plauge Rider and Soul Reaper respectively. This patch also include two hero reworks to both Scout and Kraken. The Scout’s “Vanish” is now a toggle skill which would trigger a cool-down counter on attack or toggle, “Improved Dextrity” has been removed and replaced by “Disarm”, which grants a chance of disarming a target for 3 seconds. The Kraken has his “Drench” skill removed and replaced with “Tidal Pull”, which is an AoE skill to reduce movement speed.

Several items have also underwent through changes, such as the “Sacrificial Stone” which gains charges when an enemy is killed within 1000 units instead having the player killing him. “Enhanced Marchers” now uses a “Gloves of the Swift” instead of a “Ringmail”, and now boosts attack speed. “Steamed Boots” now uses a “Ringmail” instead of a “Gloves of the Swift”, having attack speed removed but boosting it’s movement speed. Heroes of Newerth has also included a recommend item list in the shop, so users would be able to have a rough idea what items to get and not be clueless during the game.

Below are the following game patch changes:

 Server stability fixes
– Buildings now have larger health bars
– Toned down several AoE effects to clean up screen clutter:
Thunderbringer‘s Lightning Rod
Jeraziahs Sol’s Blessing
Behemoths Shockwave
Shaman‘s Storm Cloud
Valkyrie‘s Call of the Valkyrie
Pebble‘s Stalagmites
Nymphora‘s Volatile Pod
– Brighten a couple of Succubus‘ effects
– Tweaked turning significantly
– Fixed movement speed and magic immunity on Predasaurs
– Tweaked the height of health bars
– Fixed Enhanced Marchers effect on a few heroes
– Streak window from kills upped to 18 seconds
– FPS limit of 125 implemented (host_maxFPS to change)
– SD random algorithm tweaked
– ModNote: g_maxCameraDistance is no longer a cvar
– Collision box of heroes should now move with them when leaping or channeling

– Added Mana Battery to the Outpost
– Removed the Blessed Orb from the Outpost
– Changed Maliken‘s Sword Modes and Devourer‘s Decay to not give charges to Mana Battery or Power Supply
– Fixed Iron Shield to not block damage from Pollywog‘s Wards or Defiler‘s Ultimate
– Fixed Barrier Idol tooltip
– Barrier Idol sound is no longer deafening
– Fixed Frostwolf Skull to slow magic immune units
– Supplies shop is now at the top of the shop window
– Shieldbreaker now applies its state before damage is dealt (so the first attack deals full damage)
– Helm of the Black Legion no longer blocks damage from Spirit Ward
– Post Haste speed increased to 95
– Codex manacost reduced to 180/160/140/120/100
– Tablet of Command manacost reduced to 25 and cooldown decreased to 25
– Power Supply cost increased by 50
– Hellflower manacost reduced from 200 to 100
– Sustainer is now 125% Mana Regen
– Mana Potion is now usable on allies
– Charged Hammer no longer takes a Dancing Blade. Uses Warpcleft instead.
Goes from 35 Damage/Agility to 24 Damage and 70 Attack speed
– Elder Parasite attack speed increased from 75 to 100, move speed increased from 15 to 20, and amplified damage increased from 20 to 30
– Barrier Idol lost its armor and gained 2 Health Regen.
Barrier Idol can only affect a hero once every 50 seconds
– Stormspirit movement bonus increased to 25
Now takes a Scarab instead of an Apprentice’s Robe
– Sacrifical Stone Reworked
+1 charge when a hero dies within 1000 units of you
1 Mana Regen per charge
Loses half charges on death
Heals allies around you for 400+25xCharges and decreases gold loss by 25xCharges when you die 
Respawn time is reduced by 3 seconds per charge when you die
– Behemoth’s Heart reworked
2% Health Regen while out of combat. Out of combat is 10 seconds after taking enemy hero damage
DoT damage does not count as combat damage
– Enhanced Marchers reworked
Now takes a Gloves of the Swift instead of a Ringmail
Goes from 16 damage, 70 movement, 5 armor to 12 damage, 60 movement, 30 attack speed
– Steamboots reworked
Now takes a Ringmail instead of a Gloves of the Swift
Recipe cost removed
Goes from 65 movement, 10 str/agi/int, 30 attack speed to 75 movement, 10 str/13 agi/16 int, 5 armor
– Added Recommended item shop at the top of the shop window
Lists recommended items that work well on the current hero

New Heroes
– Plague Rider, Hellbourne Intelligence hero based off of Lich from DotA
– Soul Reaper, Hellbourne Intelligence hero based off of Necrolyte from DotA

– Cauterize range reduced from 600 to 300

– Fixed Andromeda stun projectile speed

– Arachna’s spiderling is now easier to target and select
– Web Shot will no longer trigger charges on Power Supply or Mana Battery
– Movement speed reduced by 10

– Fixed story
– Restless attack speed changed to bonus damage
10/20/30 damage with 4/8/12 per charge

– Shockwave now deals half damage from corpses

Blood Hunter
– Base armor reduced by 2

– Time Freeze cooldown reduced to 1.5

Demented Shaman
– Changed Demented Shaman’s ultimate to set charges back to 0 if refreshed on the target

– Fixed hook to disable the target while they are traveling back to him

– Static Grip now breaks Sleep

– Fixed story

– Improved Hammer Throw speed
– Fixed Hammer Throw to have a 14 second cooldown
– Base Agility increased from 16 to 21
– Renamed Battle Command – > Galvanize
Buffed the awesome-factor of this description by 200%

Kraken Remake
– Drench
– Tsunami Charge 
Manacost lowered to 90/100/110/120
Damage increased to 100/150/200/250
– Splash
Moved to ability slot 1 (Q)
Now an Attack Ability that has a 6/5/4/3 second cooldown
Damage and splash range the same
– Whirlpool
Changed the delay on casting Whirlpool from 6/5/4 to 4/5/6 seconds
The whirlpool may be manually triggered to teleport early. Cannot be triggered within 2 seconds of having cast whirlpool.
Damage dealt to enemy units increased from 150/225/300 to 150/300/450
Enemy units caught in the whirlpool at time of teleport will have a debuff applied to them for 4 seconds that reduces movement speed by 20/30/40% and armor by 2/4/6
Cool down is now 150/135/120 (increased from 120 at all levels) 
– New Ability: Tidal Pull
Ability slot 3 (E)
Decreases the movement speed of all enemies in a 300 radius by 7/14/21/28%

– Terrify duration reduced from 10/15/20/25 to 10/13/16/19. Total damage unchanged.

– Mana Rift AoE increased from 275 to 325
– Strength changed from 16 to 20
– Strength gain changed from 1.5 to 1.2

– Fixed textures when under the effect of Possession
– Sword throw’s Maim now scales with level, slowing by 20/30/40/50% (reduced from a flat 50% at all levels)
– Life Essence no longer drains mana when attacking
– Possession’s cool down is now 100/80/60 seconds, changed from 90 seconds at all levels.
– The splash damage granted by possession now scales with level:
50/75/100% Splashed in a 75 AOE
35/50/65% Splashed in a 200 AOE
20/25/30% Splashed in a 350 AOE
– Maliken’s flame sword modes can now be toggled without breaking channeling (such as home coming stones)

– Added a 250ms cast time to Magmus’s Eruption
– Steam Bath cooldown reduced from 40/35/30/25 to 40/30/20/10

Moon Queen
– Moon Beam now has a .6 stun at all levels

– Fixed Nymphora’s Call tooltip to update to the proper channeling time
– Fixed Grace of the Nymph effect to play on the target

– Chuck cooldown reduced from 15 to 10

– Fixed Pharaoh’ stats, attack time, and casting point.
– Tormented Soul vision reduced to 10 seconds at all levels
– Hellfire damage reduced from 20/40/60/80 to 10/30/50/70 
– Wrath of the Pharaoh is now upgraded by Staff of the Master

Pollywog Priest
– Voodoo Wards cooldown changed to 110 across all levels
– Magical Bindings now break sleep

– Attack impact point is now .39 (lowered)
– Stone Hide is now instant and cannot be purged

– Base int increased by 5, base damage reduced by 5 (thus is unchanged)

Scout Remake
– Attack impact point is now .43 (lowered)
– Increased base strength from 17 to 20
– Lowered strength gain per level from 1.9 to 1.7
– Vanish
Now a toggle skill, with an upkeep cost of 3 mana per second
Toggling off Vanish will initiate a 24/18/12/6 second cool down
Attacking from Vanish will toggle it off and apply a +300 attack speed buff that lasts for 4 seconds or until 2/3/4/5 attacks are performed
– Electric Eye
The scout may now have 2/3/4/5 Electric Eyes active. Added a counter to the skill to keep track of how many eyes are active.
Electric Eyes now have a detonate skill, which causes them to silence targets in a 450 radius for 3/4/5/6 seconds
Silence from Electric Eyes goes through Magic Immunity
Added a sub- skill to Scout after learning Electric Eyes which allows him to detonate the closest Electric Eye without having to manually select it. This skill can be used while silenced and disabled.
Cool down of Electric Eyes reduced to 30 seconds at all levels, cool down of the new detonate skill set to 10s. Detonate has a global cool down on all electric eyes.
Vision granted by Electric Eyes reduced to 800
– Improved Dexterity
– Marksman Shot
Channel time reduced from 3.0/2.25/1.5 to 2.25/1.75/1.25
Cool down increased by 10 seconds at all levels (to 50/40/30 seconds)
The damage dealt is now equal to 250 plus 10/20/30% of the target’s maximum hit points
The Wounded slow debuff now scales, from 40% at all levels to 20/30/40% movement speed slow
– New Ability: Disarm
Ability slot 3 (E)
Grants a 10/15/20/25% chance on attack to disarm your target for 3 seconds, preventing it from attacking
Deals +25/50/75/100% bonus damage with the disarming attack

– Succubus’ Hold mana cost increased from 100/175/250 to 200/300/400

– Base Agility decreased from 15 to 11
– Base Agility gain decreased from 1.7 to 1.2

– Call of the Valkyrie random chance to hit removed

Voodoo Jester:
– Acid Cocktail manacost changed to 110/120/130/140
– Increased the speed of the initial projectile on Acid Cocktail from 600 to 650
– Decreased the speed of the bouncing projectile on Acid Cocktail from 600 to 450
– Reworked Mojo
1. Applies Good Mojo to an allied unit, Bad Mojo to an enemy unit
Good Mojo now heals allied units in a 340 radius around the main target for 10/20/30/40 Health per second
Bad Mojo now damages enemy units in a 340 radius around the main target for 10/20/30/40 Magic damage per second
2. Increased mana cost of Mojo from 90,110,130,150 to 110,135,160,185
3. Mojo’s cool down changed from 24 seconds to 24/21/18/15 seconds

War Beast
– War Beast’s Ultimate now has no cast time

Wild Soul
– Changed significantly
Bear now has an inventory from level 1
Wild now affects both Wildsoul and BooBoo at the same time
Bear form now grants Battle Cry at all levels of Bear Form
Bear’s root damage increased to 60 damage per second

Wretched Hag
– Haunt cooldown decreased to 20/17/14/11
– Sonar Scream cooldown decreased from 10 to 7

– Switched primary attribute to Agility
Intelligence gain per level reduced from 3.0 to 1.9
Agility gain per level increased from 1.8 to 2.7
– Lowered mana cost of Wind Control by 50 at all levels

Have your say. Add your comments:

  • Glimmerous.Fop

    Sounds interesting. I still haven’t played HoN yet despite having a beta key. Oh noes.

  • Neth

    You gonna make alot of people without keys rage ! LOL.

    I don’t play HoN that much now as well, played a game last night after a long pause.

  • Glimmerous.Fop

    Actually, I’m surprised no one has spammed this comment thread with beta key requests yet.

    *looks around*

  • Neth

    I think they don’t bother reading the mainpage. Just login to forum and ask for keys.