Following the release of long-awaited MOBA game by Valve – DOTA 2 – the developer has rolled out a new update for the game which addresses several minor tweaks and introduces ghost knight Abaddon and his Phantom Seed.
A complete breakdown of Abaddon and his abilities along with other patch details are provided below:
Death Coil is a targeted ability, which can be used either for damaging enemies or curing friends. It has a pretty decent range and can be used to kill fleeing enemies or dying friends. To use this ability, you will not only need your mana but also a chunk of your health.
Aphotic Shield prevents you from taking damage and does damage to enemy players. Along with this, it has a ton of other uses like minimizing the negative effects of buffs and stuns. You can also position it on any alley. It can absorb damage and then detonates, dealing massive damage around the target.
Curse of Avernus
Curse of Avernus can affect enemies and allies alike with different effects. When targeted at enemies, it can cause them to reduce their speed and any alley that will attack that target will receive attacking and speed bonuses for a short span of time. It will also work on towers.
Now this easily makes Abaddon one of the hardest heroes to kill in the game. When activated this ability will allow Abaddon to heal IF enemies damage him for that period of time. And even if you don’t activate this ability, it will automatically get activated when Abaddon is about to die.
The other details regarding the latest patch are given below:
Added Mok mandrill courier
Added Defense Grid announcer
Fixed orientation on Bounty Hunter’s Jinada Glows on workshop items
Fixed Nether Ward effect orientation for workshop items
Added support for workshop authored effects on Kunkka’s weapon
Bots will no longer stare at a dropped gem, futilely trying to destroy it.
Added support for Mac OS X
Minimum Mac OS X Requirements
OS X Lion 10.7 4GB RAM, 4GB Hard drive space. nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
Added support for Linux
Minimum Linux System Requirements
Ubuntu 12.04, dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Updated Mekansm SFX.
Fixed Global Silence not showing the visual effect on Familiars even though they are silenced
Updated ability icons for Dark Seer and Dragon Knight
Added new disarmed effect
Fixes for a few portrait based effects, such as Enigma’s vortex
Added a hotkey to Select All Units
Added a hotkey to activate Speed Burst on your flying courier
Minor reorganization to control settings page
Fixed Replay Speed Decrease hotkey missing from the configuration panel
Increased the maximum number of total spectator slots from 14 to 22
Removed Favorite hero count limit
Moved Solo Only Matchmaking to a setting on the main Find Match tab.
New Tournament Drops:
When a player reaches a Godlike streak
When a Courier is killed
When a player buys a Divine Rapier
When Earthshaker Echoslam’s 5 heroes
Fixed Quick Cast bug preventing use on neutrals/couriers
Added Player Card rewards. Unlock the Smeevil Crab mount by stamping complete teams
Added the International Fantasy Challenge.
Added match making option to opt out of Limited Hero mode
Fixed some players not receiving item rewards after completing training tasks
Play Tab will now remember your previous selection
Fixed various progression bugs in Mechanics II
Fixed disabled skill assignment using CTRL+Ability when in tutorial
Death Prophet: Fixed AI on Exorcism spirits that caused them to sometimes be less efficient and linger on units far from you
Doom: Fixed Doom not disabling Flak Cannon
Huskar: Fixed being able to attack while he is leaping in Life Break
Jakiro: Fixed Liquid Fire debuff being removed by Manta/BKB
Lich: Fixed the order of damage instances on Frost Nova
Omniknight: Fixed his spells not working on Mechanical units
Phantom Assassin: Fixed Stifling Dagger projectile speed traveling a little too slow
Sven: Fixed Storm Bolt aoe not hitting invisible units
Fixed Siege not getting increased damage when the Ranged Barracks dies
Fixed Buckler and Mekansm +2 active armor buff stacking
Fixed Vladmir’s Offering not working on Siege units
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