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Dota 2 Patch 7.36b Item Changes

Dota 2 patch 7.36b came with more than a dozen item changes. Many of them are small, but some... Radu M. | 19. June 2024

Dota 2 patch 7.36b came with more than a dozen item changes. Many of them are small, but some are quite significant.

Key Item Changes In Dota 2 Patch 7.36b

Armlet of Mordiggian no longer offers slow resistance when you activate it. This resistance was not the main appeal of the item but it did help a lot. Now, strength-based heroes who buy Armlet will need to take into account the fact that they are no longer protected against opponents like Death Prophet and Venomancer.

Blade Mail now costs 200 gold more than before. This is a huge nerf that makes the item less viable in the early game. Of course, it will only delay the purchase by 30s, but it’s still annoying to know that you are 200 gold poorer after buying it.

Bloodstone gives just 450 HP and mana instead of 500. This is a 10% nerf but you won’t feel it. 50 HP and 50 mana is not that much in most cases.

Crimson Guard now gives damage block based on your maximum HP, not on your strength. The amount is 70 + 2.5% max HP. So if you have 2000 HP, you will gain 50 additional damage block.

Eternal Shroud’s strength bonus was lowered by 4. Its active duration was lowered by 1s. These are massive nerfs that will make players think twice before buying the item.

Helm of the Dominator and Helm of the Overlord now give you the experience bounty of the creep when you use their active.

The cost of Holy Locket is now 800 instead of 900 gold.

Nullifier’s active duration was reduced by 1s but it now applies a 10% slow as well.

Dota 2 Nullifier

Octarine Core’s HP and mana bonuses are now 500 instead of 550. This is a small nerf, all things considered.

Wind Waker’s Cyclone now has a movement speed of just 300 instead of 360. This could be significant when trying to escape from dangerous situations. But few heroes buy the item.

When it comes to neutral items, these are the biggest changes introduced by Dota 2 patch 7.36b:

  • Lance of Pursuit’s Hound damage was increased by 5.
  • Whisper of the Dread was nerfed by 2%.
  • Light Collector now gives just 10 HP regen.
  • Orb of Destruction’s slow duration was increased by 1s.
  • Defiant Shell’s armor bonus was decreased by 1.
  • Rattlecage’s armor bonus was decreased by 2.
  • Martyr’s Plate’s HP regen was increased by 2.

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