Patch 7.12b comes with changes that are being touted by experts as ground breaking.
Valve has been updating Dota 2 since every Thursday now, and patches are being rolled out faster than the speed with which rabbits create more rabbits. Since patch 7.07, which was just a few months ago, we have now had 5 new patches, 7.12b being the latest.
The new patch has some drastic hero changes, that will definitely change the meta, and will have a long lasting impact on the game.
“Balance in all things”
The first and the most important change is that Techies has been enabled in Captains mode, just a few days after he was removed. But I doubt this will have an effect on the game.
Anti-Mage will now be unable to use Battlefury. This has to be one of the hardest nerfs in the patch. A much needed one if you ask me.
Bloodseeker’s rupture is now a global spell. The ability will rupture all the enemy units on the map. Spam incoming!!!
And now for the biggest nerf in the history of Dota. Sniper is being removed from the game indefinitely. Well deserved. He was already an annoying hero.
Crystal Maiden’s movement speed has been decreased from 275 to 200. But she has also received a buff, as she is now officially a carry. So balanced, you see.
Farming has been hit hard in 7.12b. The recipe cost for Hand of Midas has been increased to 3650. Also, the mana cost for using refresher orb has been reduced to 0.
Divine Rapier: Damage increased from 330 to 550
Riki: Removed fade delay from Cloak and Dagger
Faceless Void: remodeled and renamed. Now has a face and renamed to Faceful Void
Enigma: Being renamed to Engima
Keeper of the Light: Being renamed to KOTL of the Light
Lion: Lore reworked. Now have been to hell and back, back to hell and back and again to hell and back and to hell and back hell back hell hell
Skywrath Mage: Skywrath Mage pickers will get reduced gold and will auto-die every 5 minutes
Witch Doctor: Can now cure Cancer
Shadow Demon: Open for suggestions
Death Prophet: Will now be streaming her games and therefore is being renamed to Live Prophet
Dota Plus: Dota Plus users have now been declared brain-less by WHO