7.22h Gameplay update

A small 7.22 gameplay adjustment patch hit Dota 2 clients this week. 7.22h features only nerfs to some of the most popular and strongest heroes, as well as a few cheap early game items. In addition, XP given for killing basic neutrals was reduced by 5%. Similarly, in the patch preceding this one, gold bounty for killing basic neutrals was reduced by 5%.

One of the most prominent heroes, Night Stalker, has received multiple nerfs which should bring the hero more in line. Night stalker has been terrorising pubs and pro games since it’s recent buff which saw the damage of Void no longer reduced by half during the day time.

The duration of Crippling Fear has been reduced by a second at all levels, but with most heroes being killed during that 5-8 (now 4-7) second silence, only time will tell if this nerf was enough.

The full patch notes can be found at https://www.dota2.com/patches/. Below is the formatted version.


Basic Neutrals now give 5% less XP


Medallion of Courage
Armor reduced from 6 to 5

Phase Boots
Armor reduced from 5 to 4

Ring of Protection
No longer available in side shop

Solar Crest
Armor reduced from 10 to 8


Ghost Ship cooldown increased from 60/50/40 to 70/60/50

X Marks the Spot
X Marks The Spot cooldown increased from 26/20/14/8 to 34/26/18/10


Leap attack speed reduced from 60/80/100/120 to 25/50/75/100

Sacred Arrow
Sacred Arrow projectile speed reduced from 950 to 900

Night Stalker

Hunter in the Night
Hunter in the Night attack speed reduced from 30/50/70/90 to 20/40/60/80

Crippling Fear
Crippling Fear duration reduced from 5/6/7/8 to 4/5/6/7
Level 20 Talent reduced from +50 Damage to +40
Level 25 Talent reduced from +140 Hunter in the Night to +110

Avalance damage decreased from 90/160/230/300 to 75/150/225/300

Toss cooldown increased from 11 to 17/15/13/11

Level 10 Talent reduced from +3 Mana Regen to +2