Dota 2 Update: Nerfs of Grimstroke
2018-08-30

Dota 2 Update: Nerfs of Grimstroke

A new Dota 2 update has been released, in which the developers focused entirely on balancing the new support hero Grimstroke. Multiple abilities of the hero got nerfed, while the size of his model was reduced. In addition to it, Grimstroke has been added to Overthrow and Underhollow.

Change Log:

  • Stroke of Fate: reduced movement slow duration 2->1.5
  • Stroke of Fate: movement slow can now be dispelled
  • Stroke of Fate: reduced projectile vision radius (240->160)
  • Stroke of Fate: reduced projectile’s endpoint vision radius (300->160) and duration (3.34->2)
  • Stroke of Fate: fixed +600 range talent incorrectly updating the range preview
  • Phantom's Embrace: reduced phantom unit's vision range 400->200
  • Phantom's Embrace: changed latch duration 4.0/4.5/5.0/5.5 -> 4.0/4.0/5.0/5.0
  • Phantom's Embrace: if the target dies, the Phantom now flies back to caster to refresh the cooldown
  • Phantom's Embrace: fixed a bug with +2 hits required talent only giving +1.3 hits (4 non-hero hits instead of 6)
  • Ink Swell: reduced bonus movespeed 28/32/36/40->18/22/26/30
  • Ink Swell: damage and stun amounts now range from 0 to max, instead of from a base value to max
  • Ink Swell: ink tendril particle doesn't display if the affected enemy unit is invisible
  • Soulbind: no longer sees through invisibility on leashed targets
  • Reduced model scale 0.81->0.76
  • Fixed some tooltip values that didn't updated with talent values
  • Added some tooltip notes

Grimstroke was added to the game on August 25. The hero was announced during the last day of The International 2018 alongside with another hero – Mars, who will be released this winter.