Reworked hero abilities

Patch 7.20 brought a lot of big changes and among them there are plenty of heroes whose abilities have been partly reworked. This brought about a completely new meta, with heroes like Anti-Mage being popular again and others going almost extinct.

Reworked abilities

Here’s a list of some of the most important abilities that have been reworked after the game’s latest patch.

Abaddon’s Curse of Avernus

Slows the targets you attack by 10/15/20/25% for 4 seconds. If a target gets hit 4 times, they become cursed for 4 seconds and are silenced, slowed by 30/40/50/60% and all allied heroes that attack the target will receive a 40/60/80/100 Attack Speed boost.

Ancient Apparition’s Chilling Touch

It is now a passive autocast attack modifier. Cooldown: 15/11/7/3 seconds. Grants you bonus attack range and causes your attack to deal heavy magic damage that slows movement for a brief period. Damage: 50/85/120/155. Slow: 100% for 0.5 seconds. Attack Range Bonus: 60/120/180/240. Manacost: 30/50/70/90

Anti-Mage’s Spell Shield

Spell Shield was replaced with Counterspell. Passively grants you 15/25/35/45% Magic Resistance and can be activated to provide a Counterspell shield for 1.4 second. Causes all spells that target you to be blocked and reflected onto the enemy. Cooldown: 15/11/7/3. Manacost: 40.


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Bane’s Enfeeble

Adds a debuff to the enemy unit, applying 36/44/52/60% negative status resistance to the target (which causes debuffs to last longer) and reducing the enemy’s attack speed by 40/60/80/100. Lasts 8 seconds. Can be dispelled. Cast Range: 1000. Cooldown: 12/10/8/6. Manacost: 70/90/110/130.

Beastmaster’s Call of the Wild

It no longer summons a neutral creep, and now has two separate hotkeys for the Boar and the Hawk. The Hawk is a global point target ability that sends a permanently invisible uncontrollable hawk to that location starting from where you are.

Bounty Hunter’s Jinada

Passive cooldown 12/9/6/3. Causes your attack to deal +80/110/140/170 Bonus Attack Damage. Steals 12/18/24/30 Unreliable Gold from enemy heroes. Your weapon glows when the attack is ready to strike.

Brewmaster’s Drunken Brawler and Drunken Haze

It is now a self active buff. Lasts for 5 seconds. Grants you 50/60/70/80% evasion and 80% chance to Crit for 200/220/240/260%. Movement speed alternates between -20% and +40% while this is active. Cooldown: 20/19/18/17. Manacost: 35/40/45/50.

Drunken Haze was replaced with Cinder Brew. Covers a target 400 AoE with alcohol, slowing them by 25% and causes them to have a 20/25/30/35% chance to attack themselves instead of the target. Lasts 7 seconds. If the targets are hit by any fire based spells (including immolation from your Fire Spirit), the duration will refresh and they will ignite and burn for 10/25/40/55 DPS. Cooldown: 20/18/16/14. Manacost: 50. Self attack is not lethal.

Chaos Knight’s Chaos Strike

It is now a passive cooldown ability. Lands a critical strike for a random amount, between Min Crit: 120% and Max Crit: 160/190/220/250%. Has 35/40/45/50% lifesteal for this hit. Cooldown: 8/7/6/5.

Chen’s Test of Faith

Test of Faith was replaced with Divine Favor. Targets allied units, providing 7/13/19/25 HP regen, amplifying all regen and heals on the target by 25% and increasing attack damage by 10/20/40/80. Lasts 12 seconds. Cooldown: 26/24/22/20 Manacost: 110. Cast Range: 800.

Clinkz’s Death Pact

Death Pact was replaced with Burning Army. Uses Vector Targeting. Spawns 4/5/6 Fiery Skeleton Archers along a 1300 line. Skeletons attack using Searing Arrows, have your base damage, are immobile and take 2 hits to kill from a hero. They only attack enemy heroes (like WD ward, but killable). Attack range matches your hero. Spawn at 0.8 second intervals. Cast Range: 800. Cooldown 110. Manacost: 125/175/225. Lasts 20 seconds. Base Attack Time: 1.8/1.65/1.5.


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Dazzle’s Weave

Weave was replaced with Bad Juju. Passive ability. Grants you 30/40/50% Cooldown Reduction. Anytime you cast a spell, all enemies within a 1200 AoE around you lose 2/2.25/2.5 armor for 10 seconds. Debuffs stack and refresh duration. Doesn’t affect Roshan.

Drow Ranger’s Precision Aura and Marksmanship

Precision Aura now provides attack speed based on 20/36/52/68% of your Agility, rather than Damage based on 10/20/30/40% of your agility.

Marksmanship now provides a 20/30/40% chance to land a piercing attack that cannot be evaded and strikes through the enemy’s defenses, ignoring their armor entirely. Instantly kills creeps. Gets disabled if an enemy hero is within 400 range of you.

Faceless Void’s Time Lock

Time Lock now causes Faceless Void to land a free second attack while the target is locked in place. Deals bonus 30/40/50/60 damage and bashes for 0.75 seconds.

Huskar’s Inner Vitality

Inner Vitality was replaced with Inner Fire. In a fiery rage, knocks all enemies within 500 range away from you, dealing 100/155/210/265 damage and disarming them for 1.75/2.5/3.25/4 seconds. Enemies are knocked back to 550 range away from you. Knockback duration: 0.6. Cooldown: 18/16/14/12 seconds. Manacost: 75/100/125/150.


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Keeper of the Light’s Blinding Light

Blinding Light was turned into a basic ability. Causes everyone in a 600 AoE to be blinded, missing 70% of their attacks for 3/4/5/6 seconds. Knocks targets back 350 units and deals 50/100/150/200 damage. Cooldown: 30/25/20/15. Manacost: 100/125/150/175. Cast Range: 550/600/650/700.

Lich’s Sacrifice and Ice Armor

Sacrifice was replaced with Sinister Gaze. Channeling single target. Causes the enemy to slowly walk towards you. Lasts up to 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5 seconds. Cast Range: 500/525/550/575. Cooldown: 30. Manacost: 120/130/140/150.

Ice Armor was replaced with Frost Shield. Targets self or an ally and applies a frost shield. Reduces physical attack damage taken by 30/40/50/60% for 6 seconds. Every second, all enemies within a 600 AoE will take 20/30/40/50 damage and be slowed by 35% for 0.5 seconds. Cooldown: 30/25/20/15. Manacost: 100/110/120/130. Can target towers.

Lone Druid’s Rabid

Rabid was replaced with Spirit Link. Grants both of you 30/50/70/90 Attack Speed and causes 40/50/60/70% of damage you deal to restore life to your Spirit Bear, and damage your Spirit Bear deals to restore life to you. Duration: 10 seconds. Cooldown: 42/34/26/18. Manacost: 50/60/70/80.

Lycan’s Howl

Howl now grants +21/34/47/60 Attack Speed, +3/4/5/6 Armor and +4/6/8/10 HP regen to all player controlled units on the map. Lasts 9 seconds. Cooldown: 50/45/40/35. Manacost: 25/30/35/40.