Patch 7.20 is released; Changes are abundant

Patch 7.20 has finally been released after a long wait and the changes cover most of the heroes, the map and gameplay mechanics.

Fans and players have been long awaiting the release of the new patch and there was nothing short of a plethora of changes to analyze and mechanics to learn/re-learn. 


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In general, the map has been reworked, deny mechanics have changed (Denies no longer give the denier 25% XP and Creep denies now give the denier 20% of the gold bounty) there is a new dedicated inventory slot to hold Town Portal Scrolls, neutral bounties have changed, armor formula has changed, mana and HP regeneration has been reworked, the root mechanics are now different, cleave and splash changes have been implemented, spell immunity and dispells have been altered, towers and structures have been affected, hero kill bounty XP is now different and the hero selection in matchmaking has been adjusted. 


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Many items have been reworked with various changes. Several new items were introduced:

Added a new item: Yasha and Kaya 


  • Added a new item: Kaya and Sange
  • Rebalanced Sange/Yasha/Kaya and Sange and Yasha stats
    • Sange: 
      +16 Strength 
      +12% Status Resistance 
      +8 Attack Damage 
    • Yasha: 
      +16 Agility 
      +12 Attack Speed 
      +8% Movement Speed 
    • Kaya: 
      +16 Intelligence 
      +12% Mana Loss Reduction 
      +8% Spell Amp 
    • Sange and Yasha: 
      +16 Strength 
      +16 Agility 
      +16 Attack Speed 
      +16% Status Resistance 
      +12 Attack Damage 
      +12% Movement Speed 
    • Yasha and Kaya 
      +16 Intelligence 
      +16 Agility 
      +16 Attack Speed 
      +16% Mana Loss Reduction 
      +12% Spell Amp 
      +12% Move Speed 
    • Kaya and Sange 
      +16 Intelligence 
      +16 Strength 
      +16% Mana Loss Reduction 
      +16% Status Resistance 
      +12% Spell Amp 
      +12 Attack Damage


  • Added a new basic item: Ring of Tarrasque. Costs 700 gold. Grants +3.75 HP Regen and +150 Health. Upgrades into Heart of Tarrasque and Holy Locket


  • Added a new item: Holy Locket. Passive. Causes all heals and hp regen you provide to be amplified by 25% 
    Void Stone (850) 
    Ring of Tarrasque (700) 
    Cloak (550) 
    Recipe (550) 
    Total: 2650 
    +200 Health 
    +4 HP Regen 
    +3 Mana Regen 
    +15% Magic Resistance


  • Added a new basic item: Crown, +4 All Stats, 450 Gold (available in the side shop). Used in items that previously required Bracer, Wraith Band, and Null Talisman


In addition to adding Grimstroke to Captain’s Mode, 36 heroes have had changes made to them:

  • Abaddon
  • Ancient Apparition
  • Anti-Mage
  • Bane
  • Beast Master
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Brewmaster
  • Centaur
  • Chaos Knight
  • Chen
  • Clinkz
  • Dazzle
  • Drow Ranger
  • Faceless Void
  • Huskar
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Lich
  • Lone Druid
  • Lycan
  • Magnus
  • Meepo
  • Naga Siren
  • Night Stalker
  • Omniknight
  • Outworld Devourer
  • Pangolier
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Rubick
  • Shadow Demon
  • Slardar
  • Spirit Breaker
  • Sven
  • Tiny
  • Treant Protector
  • Troll Warlord
  • Undying

Keep an eye on our features section for a comprehensive analysis on the patch later in the week!


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