Dota 2: New Hero Mars Released
Valve have released a new hero for Dota 2 – Mars. The developers teased the hero at The International 2018 and initially wanted to release him this winter, but the release was postponed to early March.
MELEE – CARRY – INITIATOR – DISABLER – DURABLE
The warrior deity Mars thrives in the heart of strife, guarded by the bulk of a deadly shield as he skewers enemies with his legendary spear. He revels in facing opponents in an arena ringed with loyal spearmen—who guarantee that no one escapes and that whatever odds he's facing, the god of war can dictate the terms of battle knowing the crowd is forever on his side.
SPEAR OF MARS
Mars throws his legendary Spear, damaging each enemy unit it strikes. The first enemy hero it hits is skewered and pushed back. If a skewered hero hits a tree, building, or cliff, they will be impaled to it and stunned.
Mars smashes enemies in front of him with his shield, knocking them back and damaging them with a critical hit based on his attack. Imbued with True Strike, the assault adds bonus base damage when hitting heroes.
Mars wields his massive shield to block a portion of each physical attack when struck from the front or sides.
ARENA OF BLOOD
Mars summons an arena lined with the undead warriors of the Ash Legion, who block enemy attacks and movement. Enemy heroes near the inside edge of the arena will be attacked by spears, dealing damage and knocking them back.
With this update the developers have also updated the Drow Ranger model.
Earlier Dota 2 received a balance update 7.21c, which introduced changes to multiple heroes.