Dota 2 10th July Patch – Content Analysis

July 11th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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Contents
      1. Front End Changes
        1. Changelog
        2. Abaddon
          1. Abbaddon’s Lore
          2. Abaddon’s Ability Icons
          3. Abaddon’s SFM Model Viewer Shots
          4. Abaddon’s In Game Shots
        3. Hero Icon Changes
          1. Dark Seer’s Ability Icons
          2. Dragon Knight’s Ability Icons
        4. Hero Animation Updates
          1. Batrider’s Animations
        5. Hero Models Broken Down
          1. Abaddon’s Model
          2. Tinker’s Model
        6. Visual Updates
          1. Disarm
        7. UI Updates
      2. Back End Changes
        1. Updated Strings
        2. Unreleased Cosmetic Item Sets
          1. Anti-Mage’s Items
          2. Axe’s Items
          3. Batrider’s Items
          4. Blood Seeker’s Items
          5. Clinkz’s Items
          6. Doom’s Items
          7. Death Prophet’s Items
          8. Dark Seer’s Items
          9. Morphling’s Items
          10. Spirit Breaker’s Items
        3. Unreleased Cosmetic Items
          1. Bounty Hunter’s Items
          2. Brewmaster’s Items
          3. Juggernaut’s Items
          4. Kunkka’s Items
          5. Lone Druid’s Items
          6. Medusa’s Items
          7. Mirana’s Items
          8. Necrolyte’s Items
          9. Phantom Assassin’s Items
          10. Skeleton King’s Items
          11. Skywrath Mage’s Items
          12. Slark’s Items
          13. Warlock’s Items
          14. Windrunner’s Items
          15. A Dire Gaze – Custom Ward
        4. Quirt’s Summer 2013 Bundle & Crate
          1. Quirt’s Summer Bundle 2013
            1. Bundle Contents
          2. Quirt’s Summer Crate 2013
          3. Quirt’s Summer Key 2013
          4. Loot List
        5. Unreleased Custom Couriers
          1. LGD’s Golden Skipper
          2. Mok The Mandrill
        6. Unreleased Custom HUD Skins
          1. Dragon Scale HUD
        7. Unreleased Custom Announcers
          1. Defense Grid Announcer
        8. Smeevil Updates
          1. New Items
          2. Smeevil Crab Courier
            1. Standard Courier
            2. Flying Courier
            3. Alternative Crab Colour
          3. Other Smeevil Mounts
        9. Compendium Updates
          1. Player Card Challenges
          2. International Fantasy Challenge
            1. The Rules
            2. Creating A Team
            3. Tracking The Scores Live In Game
          3. Solo Championship
        10. Updated Sound Files
          1. Item Sound Files
      3. Materials Update
      4. Particles Update
      5. Predictions For The Next Hero
      6. Shagbark Contest Winners

This week’s patch has arrived bringing one of the largest Dota 2 patches to date with the introduction of the long awaited Abaddon, Steam Summer Sale content and bundles of extra goodies.

Death has never looked so pretty.

Front End Changes

Changelog

Added Abaddon!

GAMEPLAY
- 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

TRAINING
- 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

COMPENDIUM
- Added Player Card rewards. Unlock the Smeevil Crab mount by stamping complete teams
- Added the International Fantasy Challenge
- Added Solo Championship Voting

UI
- 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
- Increased number of item drops when a Tournament Event occurs.
- Tournament Items can now be upgraded by watching through Twitch
- Fixed Quick Cast bug preventing use on neutrals/couriers

VISUAL
- 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

AUDIO
- updated Mekansm SFX.

WORKSHOP
- 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
- Bots will no longer stare at a dropped gem, futilely trying to destroy it.

Abaddon

Abaddon, the Lord of Avernus abaddon

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Abbaddon’s Lore

“The Font of Avernus is the source of a family’s strength, a crack in primal stones from which vapors of prophetic power have issued for generations. Each newborn of the cavernous House Avernus is bathed in the black mist, and by this baptism they are given an innate connection to the mystic energies of the land. They grow up believing themselves fierce protectors of their lineal traditions, the customs of the realm–but what they really are protecting is the Font itself. And the motives of the mist are unclear.

When the infant Abaddon was bathed in the Font, they say something went awry. In the child’s eyes there flared a light of comprehension that startled all present and set the sacerdotes to whispering. He was raised with every expectation of following the path all scions of Avernus took–to train in war, that in times of need he might lead the family’s army in defense of the ancestral lands. But Abaddon was always one apart. Where others trained with weapons, he bent himself to meditation in the presence of the mist. He drank deep from the vapors that welled from the Font, learning to blend his spirit with the potency that flowed from far beneath the House; he became a creature of the black mist.

There was bitterness within the House Avernus–elders and young alike accusing him of neglecting his responsibilities. But all such accusations stopped when Abaddon rode into battle, and they saw how the powers of the mist had given him mastery over life and death beyond those of any lord the House had ever known.”

Abaddon’s Ability Icons

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Abaddon’s SFM Model Viewer Shots

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Abaddon’s In Game Shots

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Hero Icon Changes

Dark Seer’s Ability Icons

New Icons – First Version

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New Icons – Second Version

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Old Icons

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Dragon Knight’s Ability Icons

New Icons

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Old Icons

dragon_knight_breathe_fire dragon_knight_dragon_blood dragon_knight_dragon_tail dragon_knight_elder_dragon_form

Hero Animation Updates

We have an animation update for one hero in this week’s patch.

Batrider’s Animations

Batrider now has a loadout animation.

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Hero Models Broken Down

Similar to the recent new hero additions Abaddon’s model has arrived broken down, we also have one of the older existing models, Tinker, broken down for cosmetic item support as well.

Abaddon’s Model

Default Parts

Abaddon’s Helmet

Abaddon’s Cape

Abaddon’s Weapon

Abaddon’s Shoulder Armor

Abaddon’s Mount

Base Model

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Tinker’s Model

Default Parts

Tinker’s Head

Tinker’s Cape

Tinker’s Helmet

Tinker’s Left Arm

Tinker’s Right Arm

Tinker’s Shoulders

Base Model

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Visual Updates

The effect and model for Disarming has been updated.

Disarm

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UI Updates

The solo matchmaking option has now been condensed into the matchmaking preferences removing the need for a dedicated “Find Solo Match” button.

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We now have two new keybinds, one to select all units and another to activate the courier’s speed burst ability.

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Back End Changes

Updated Strings

You can now unlock the entire Dota 2 experience after completing the first two tutorials.

    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_title"  "Unlocked Dota 2!"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_text"  "You have unlocked the entire Dota 2 experience by completing the first two tutorials.  You can now play regular matchmaking game modes or stay on the world map and continue your training experience.  Training is always available at any time if you want to continue to explore Dota.  Additional training includes: <ul><li>Lane Tutorials</li><li>Full Bot Matches</li><li>Limited Hero Matchmaking</li></ul>"

    "world_map_gain_item_title"      "Congratulations!"
    "world_map_gain_item_text"      "You've received an item!  In Dota 2 you can earn items by playing online matches and finishing training objectives.nnItems can be equipped on heroes to customize their appearance.  You can view and equip items in your <b>backpack</b> by clicking on the <b>store</b> tab."
									

Mega Siege Creeps will now display the correct unit name.

    "npc_dota_badguys_siege_upgraded"        "Mega Siege Creep"
    "npc_dota_goodguys_siege_upgraded"        "Mega Siege Creep"
									

Abaddon’s Frostmourne has been renamed to “Curse of Avernus”.

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne"          "Curse of Avernus"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_Description"    "Abaddon strikes an enemy with chilling curse on each attack, causing all units who attack the slowed enemy to gain increased movement speed, along with faster attack speed, for a limited time."
									

TJ Ramini has been credited with doing the voice work for Abaddon.

    TJ Ramini - Abaddon, Bristleback, Skywrath Mage, Timbersaw
									

We now have a number of new triggers that will result in a tournament item dropping.

    "TE_GODLIKE"                "Godlike"  
    "TE_COURIER_KILL"              "Courier Kill"      
    "TE_ECHOSLAM"                "Echo Slam"  
    "TE_RAPIER"                  "Rapier"  

    "TE_DESC_Godlike"              "%s1 of %s2 achieved godlike streak against %s3 on %s4."
    "TE_DESC_CourierKill"            "%s1 of %s2 killed a courier against %s3 on %s4."
    "TE_DESC_Rapier"              "%s1 of %s2 purchased a Rapier against %s3 on %s4."
    "TE_DESC_EchoSlam"              "%s1 of %s2 performed a 5 man Echo Slam against %s3 on %s4."
									

The International Fantasy Challenge and Solo Championship options have now been added to the Compendium.

    "DOTA_Passport_TOC_Fantasy"        "International Fantasy Challenge"
    "DOTA_Passport_TOC_SoloMatch"      "Solo Championship"
									

Strings for the Solo Championship Compendium page.

    // Solo Championship
    "DOTA_TIP_SC_Title"        "Solo Championship"
    "DOTA_TIP_SC_Desc"        "Thanks to the community reaching the fifth Stretch Goal, Compendium owners are now able to vote on which players should participate in an 8 player Solo Championship at The International. Please make your 8 selections before the countdown expires."
    "DOTA_TIP_SC_Picks"        "Picks Left"
									

The Compendium player card strings have been updated referencing to new challenges.

    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenges"      "PLAYER CARD CHALLENGES"
    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_0"    "Stamp one complete teamnReward: Smeevil Treat"
    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_1"    "Stamp five complete teamsnReward: Smeevil Treat"
    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_2"    "Stamp eight complete teams, must include teams %s1 and %s2nReward: Edge Crab Lure"
    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_3"    "Stamp all Player CardsnReward: Edge Crab Dye"
    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_4"    "Stamp a Mythical quality Player CardnReward: Edge Crab Banding"

    "DOTA_TIP_Player_Card_Challenge_Stats"  "Cards Stamped: %s1nComplete Teams Stamped: %s2nnYour Challenge Teams:n%s3n%s4"

    "DOTA_Passport_Watch_Replay"      "DOTA_BackpackReplay" 
									

Unreleased Cosmetic Item Sets

We have a number of new cosmetic item sets in this week’s patch.

Anti-Mage’s Items

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Axe’s Items

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Batrider’s Items

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Blood Seeker’s Items

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Clinkz’s Items

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Doom’s Items

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Death Prophet’s Items

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Includes custom ghost.

Dark Seer’s Items

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Morphling’s Items

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Spirit Breaker’s Items

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Unreleased Cosmetic Items

As well as the item sets we also have a number of new single items in this week’s patch files.

Bounty Hunter’s Items

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Brewmaster’s Items

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The SFM Model Viewer doesn’t show the flail physics.

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Juggernaut’s Items

Flaming Blade (As seen last week, however it has been updated and the orb has been removed.

New Flaming Blade

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Old Flaming Blade

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Kunkka’s Items

Shadow Blade (No backpack image)

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Lone Druid’s Items

Cauldron (No backpack image)

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Skull Trophy Cap (No backpack image)

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Medusa’s Items

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Mirana’s Items

Silver Hair (No backpack image)

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Necrolyte’s Items

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Phantom Assassin’s Items

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Skeleton King’s Items

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Skywrath Mage’s Items

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Slark’s Items

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Warlock’s Items

Warlock’s unreleased Aduron Golem has had its hit boxes updated suggesting that it may be ready for release.

New Hitboxes

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Old Hitboxes

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Windrunner’s Items

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A Dire Gaze – Custom Ward

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Quirt’s Summer 2013 Bundle & Crate

In timely fashion for this year’s Steam Summer sale we now have a new Summer bundle and crate from Quirt the shopkeeper.

Quirt’s Summer Bundle 2013

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Bundle Contents

The store bundle contains a number of the item sets seen above as well as the Dire Eye ward.

Doom’s Set
“Wings of Impending Transgressions”
“Bracers of Impending Transgressions”
“Tail of Impending Transgressions”
“Pauldrons of Impending Transgressions”
“Sword of Impending Transgressions”
“Tassets of Impending Transgressions”
“Helm of Impending Transgressions”

Axe’s Set
“Red Mist Reaper’s Belt”
“Red Mist Reaper’s Mask”
“Red Mist Reaper’s Scythe”
“Red Mist Reaper’s Tattoos”
“Red Mist Reaper’s Shawl”

Anti-Mage’s Set
“Initiate’s Cut”
“Nomad’s Barbed Edge”
“Nomad’s Guards”
“Nomad’s Shelter”
“Nomad’s Edge – Off-Hand”

Blood Seeker’s Set
“Wraps of the Blood Covenant”
“Mantle of the Blood Covenant”
“Belt of the Blood Covenant”
“Pads of the Blood Covenant”
“Blade of the Blood Covenant”
“Blade of the Blood Covenant – Off-Hand”
“Cowl of the Blood Covenant”

Spirit Breaker’s Set
“Battleseeker Arms”
“Battleseeker Belt”
“Battleseeker Helmet”
“Battleseeker Shoulders”

Dark Seer’s Set
“Aqwanderer Bracers”
“Aqwanderer Carapace”
“Aqwanderer Crown”
“Aqwanderer Neckbrace”
“Aqwanderer Boots”

Clinkz’s Set
“Lost Viking Bow”
“Lost Viking Gauntlets”
“Lost Viking Helmet”
“Lost Viking Shield”
“Lost Viking Shoulder”

Morphling’s Set
“Thrashers of the Dreadful Abyss”
“Tendrils of the Dreadful Abyss”
“Spines of the Dreadful Abyss”

Batrider’s Set
“Flamestitched Suitings Wrap and Molotov”
“Flamestitched Suitings Bandana”
“Flamestitched Suitings Cape”
“Rachel the Morde-bat”

The Ward
“A Dire Gaze”

Quirt’s Summer Crate 2013

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Quirt’s Summer Key 2013

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Loot List

The main item loot list is currently unknown.

The potential unusual couriers that can be unboxed from this crate will be one of the following:

    "quirts_summer_unusual_courier"
    {
      "Fearless Badger"    "1"
      "Enduring War Dog"    "1"
      "Mighty Boar"    "1"
      "Morok's Mechanical Mediary"    "1"
      "Skip the Delivery Frog"    "1"
      "Speed Demon"    "1"
      "Tickled Tegu"    "1"
      "Baby Roshan"    "1"
      "Prismatic Drake"    "1"
      "Cluckles the Brave"    "1"
      "Nimble Ben"    "1"
      "Kupu the Metamorpher"    "1"
      "Porcine Princess Penelope"    "1"
      "The Llama Llama"    "1"
      "Itsy"    "1"
      "Snelfret the Snail"    "1"
      "Captain Bamboo"    "1"
      "Snowl"    "1"
    }
									

Unreleased Custom Couriers

We have a couple of new couriers in this week’s patch files.

LGD’s Golden Skipper

Standard Courier

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Flying Version

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Mok The Mandrill

Standard Courier

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Flying Version

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Unreleased Custom HUD Skins

We have a new unreleased HUD skin in the files called Dragon Scale.

Dragon Scale HUD

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Previews
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Loading Screen

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Unreleased Custom Announcers

Similar to the Bastion announcer pack tie in we now have a Defense Grid announcer pack for Dota 2.

Defense Grid Announcer

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Preview: Todo.

Smeevil Updates

As part of the Compendium’s player card challenges we have two new Smeevil items which will allow you to acquire the Crab mounted style and also some potential Dye which will allow you to change the Crab’s colour.

New Items

Edge Crab Lure

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Edge Crab Dye

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Smeevil Crab Courier

The Smeevil Crab Courier is the first mounted variant that we have a model for.

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Standard Courier

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Animated GIFs

Idle Alt Animation

Running Animation

Flying Courier

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Animated GIF

Running Animation

Haste Animation

Alternative Crab Colour

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Other Smeevil Mounts

We also have a backpack image update for the Bird mount.

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Compendium Updates

We have another bundle of updates for the Compendium with the introduction of player card challenges, the new International Fantasy Challenge and it is now possible to select the players you want to see in the Solo Championship, the reward for unlock tier 5 of the Compendium stretch goals.

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Player Card Challenges

The player card system that is already active has been updated with new card challenges that allow you to unlock the Smeevil Crab mount.

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We also have a player card for Trixi and an updated card for 1437.

Trixi

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1437

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International Fantasy Challenge

The International Fantasy Challenge allows you to select eight players for your team roster. Players are broken up into three different types for the Compendium Fantasy League which are Carry, Solo and Support. Those players score points for your fantasy team during the course of a match in different ways.

Carries

Carries get points by securing kills, last hitting creeps, having a high gold per minute and not dying.

Solos

Solo players are mostly players that take solo mid during laning, with some exceptions for teams that offlane semi-carries, or at least high farming heroes that don’t paly in the middle. These players score points for you by being active throughout the game, rather than having long periods of farming fold.

Support

Last we have players that play support. Support players have similar emphasis on activity like a Solo player, but with less of an emphasis on securing the kills themselves. One of the marks of a good support player in professional Dota is that they tend to “always get their levels”, so there is an emphasis on being involved and active throughout the game.

The Rules

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Creating A Team

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Tracking The Scores Live In Game

The player scores can be tracked whilst watching live on Dota TV using the Game Stats dropdown panel or a larger Fantasy Points panel.

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Solo Championship

“Thanks to the community reaching the fifth Stretch Goal, Compendium owners are now able to vote on which players should participate in an 8 player Solo Championship at The International. Please make your 8 selections before the countdown expires.”

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Updated Sound Files

We have some new, updated sound effects for the Mekansm.

Item Sound Files

Mekansm has had it’s sound effects updated.

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Materials Update

We have no new material updates for the unreleased heroes.

Particles Update

We have no new particle updates for the unreleased heroes.

Predictions For The Next Hero

Not long now...

Shagbark Contest Winners

Before you go if you haven’t checked out the Shagbark Competition Winners I highly suggest you do, there was a grand total of 50 winners, some truly outstanding talent in the community.

Shagbark at the Moon

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  • Mambo

    Sandstorm – Darude Kappa

    • Guest

      Please use proper English. It’s “The Rude Sandstorm”. That said, what makes this sandstorm rude? Also name of song

      • Manuel Telussa

        Not sure if you are serious, it actually is ‘Sandstorm – Darude (the artist / producer)’.

        • dfg

          trolled.

        • IAmStaka

          manuel you are braindead buddy

  • Dizz

    Sproink

  • Luk Mejia

    LOL at Bots’ changelog

    • disqus_W5sye4RwB7

      I LOLed when I read it

  • Spidey

    NICEEEE!

    Abandon is even more amazing than the old Arthas! Gj!!!

    • Sadsa

      Abaddon looks like the lich king

      • Kourtos

        Abaddon looks like a mix from Nyx – witch King – and daksider’s hero Death and that is awesome.

      • Durp

        Is thet bed? no i didnt think so.

  • Techies

    Next hero is LC that should arrive before TI3, No idea why you show TI picture.

    • svceon

      I actually believe not. Valve will probably put 100% of their attention to TI3 like they did last year.

      • renegade

        fuck you and fuck TI

        • Shix

          Pretty stupid You are! LOL

          • jim666

            and fuck you too and your fucking church, bitch!

  • Victor Hugo Godoi

    Abaddon looks… unfinished.

    • Bland

      He’d be 10x better had they not pasted Nyx’s face onto him.

      • Bloody Wankers

        It’s a helmet. He killed a Nyx assassin and took it. That makes it better, imo.

        • Shix

          LOL You’re wright!!!

          • Kakkoii

            Do I have to be white, to be wright?

    • Nikos

      He is awesome!

    • muffin

      Matty forgot to write about the new Bloodstones ;_;

    • Marty Sanderson

      He looks like a badass

    • Luffydude

      still looks 100x better than Medusa

      • peterson

        heck yeah. come on…they should make medusa look beautiful and turns ugly when she does ulti!

        • Pijama

          That’s exactly what I was thinking !

    • MsS

      So that we buy items from steam store to make him look cool, and volvo earns $ :)

    • Hadryelz

      agree with this kid, he looks unfinished.. btw i rather have him without those eyes…

    • peterson

      They should call him a new name, “Abanddon”.

    • Mike

      Well he is already broken down. He can only get better.

  • Sun and Stars (G.O.D)

    where is the bloodstone item explanation? =_=

    • AntoxaGray

      hover mouse on it

      • Sun and Stars (G.O.D)

        i mean, the use of the bloodstone item in the future. was expecting cyborgmatt to show us some strings XD

        • AntoxaGray

          Same as Veterancy medal or Highlander medal in TF2 — just a status item.

          • Mic

            They’re equippable items, however. This doesn’t appear to be, which is a shame.

          • Khorheal

            when you hover mouse on it it shows how many invites you sent

          • Anon

            Wow that’s awesome! A very useful item indeed.

  • asdf

    Holy jesus brewmaster’s item

  • Voker

    How can bloodseeker seek… if he has a fucking piece of cloth in his face?

    • aiacos

      He can smells the bloods.

      • IAmStaka

        No shit, sherlock?

        • asdasd

          Its only Smellz

      • Shix

        Talkings liks a 30s’ mobsters!!! LOLZ

  • Cider

    The face on Abaddon’s base model is terrifically creepy. I like the subtlety, but I wish it was more visible in his portrait :(

  • Guest

    Does anyone else think that the new Clinkz set makes him look like a mob from a Diablo clone?

  • volvovlov

    This week: GG volvo game alive reband
    Next week: GG volvo ded gaem disband

    • IAmStaka

      reband = undisband no?

    • Baku

      volvo i luv ur cars undisband plox

  • Dave

    I really like Abaddon’s model/colour/style. What I don’t like is how huge he is compared to that little pony he is riding on :)

  • Jesus Stick

    so the smeevil looks to the sides when they walk or what? and also…does it just float around there?? xD

  • D:

    so, where do you claim your shagbark when you win?

  • Azzoth

    That Spirit Breaker set is horrible.

    • muffin

      YOU’RE HORRIBLE

      ;___________;

    • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

      i agree

    • megafilipe

      nope

  • http://yetiograch.pl/ GamingYeti

    Soo… I have a reason to return to DOTA 2 :D

    Abbadon <3

  • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

    DOTA 1 ABBADON WAS 100 TIMES MORE BEAUTYFUL

    • joker

      please leave dota2

    • Lambo

      gay

  • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

    THIS ABADON SUCKS, A FAKING NYX ASASIN ON TO A FAKING PONY

    • ohazbrah

      fuck up cunt

    • John

      Autism alert

  • Bluxen

    HOW DO I GET THAT FUCKING SCYTHE OF VYSE FOR NATURE

    • Trollingheavens

      Download it here for free! http://www.pornhub.com

      • Stafliff232

        Now I have cum all over my keyboard
        Help

  • eatron

    Why abbadon? We want legion commander!!!

  • Fluffy cat with hat!

    MIRANA

    • Doomroar

      she looks older now… and by older i meant granny type of old.

  • eatron

    Fuck Valve I will not play until LC get released.

    • Doomroar

      we will not miss you

  • Darthnixa

    good. but where techies?

  • adada

    Techies?

  • Nguyễn Thanh Tùng

    Abaddon is good and badass, stop crying u techies lovers. And the kro new ghost will be never released in China lmao

  • capawesome

    That Death Prophet set has to be one of the better sets I’ve seen in a while. It’s not surprising it’s from a Polycount modeler. I like that he made her look cooler, along with redoing her spirits.

    • Smartnik

      I’d even go so far as to say it’s best set I’ve ever seen. At least it’s the first one I’m actually considering spending money on.

      • meloth

        it makes me sad that this didn’t make it into the patch

  • Shan

    Sing sing announcer please..

  • Matthew

    Any idea when this update will be underway?

  • Meeporized

    So we are forced to play those stupid “pro games” and act like 8y old kids collecting “player cards”…… i somehow feel like Dota 2 wants to throw me back 20 years -.-

    • Doomroar

      pff forced? there is people doing just fine without the compendium, looks like someone is a 8y old repressed collector kid…

    • a

      no, you’re not ‘forced’ to do anything. to suggest otherwise is stupid.

  • Lakic

    Is it me or Krobelus looks kinda hot in this set?
    (no weirdo)
    (ok maybe a bit)

  • We love Abaddon

    Why Cyborgmatt didn’t put Abaddon on the front cover? I mean, the Death Prophet set is really awesome, but the main feature of this patch is my beloved Abaddon, the ass-kicker.

  • renegade

    all player cards features faggots!

  • maD_Ghoul

    When will it go live?!?
    I can’t wait!!!

  • NYASHA

    322.. nice troll

  • TheSzotyMag .

    That Mirana hair is fugly

  • Techies

    its not the smeevil looking to the sides! its the crab that normally run on its side! got a long time just to figure that piece of shit out! -_-

  • Marty Sanderson

    OMG at this update. Creamed my jeans

  • Kourtos

    Please stop writing and asking about techies everytime. Techies will be a fucking useless hero cause in dota 2 everyone buys sentry wards or a gem so say goodbye to your techies bombs :) And abaddon model is awesome…

    • adada

      YOU DONT KNOW SHIT

      • ezieawdawd

        he is right

  • Billy Söderlund

    Best patch so far!

  • Autist stop playing this game

    Abaddon is baddass looking imho. And sets are better than countless other rubbish published this year. Maybe best looking sets in a long long time. And morphling set looks cool though it looks like that sea creature from darkstalkers arcade fighting game. Still cool looking.

  • ranDOM_Tt

    Really cool items this update. Especially the DP one. Death coil looks much better than dota 1 (duh), it looks like it’s a projectile now. Is it dodgable?

  • Duke Kigman – Lord of Gods

    Another day, another hood.
    In it Bloodseeker look extremely good.
    But as no hero – gaem is ded.
    Volvo again just ruined my mood.

    • Bluxen

      More like…
      WHERE DA HOOD WHERE DA HOOOD WHERE DA HOOD AT

    • Duke Kingman – Lord of Gods

      I feel stupid now, is abaddon released or not? I waited for 1,5 years for him as he is my fav hero in original dota, but he not listed in usuall “new heroes” section of the post… and i cant check myself cos i am at work noooooo.

      • KIV

        Changelog
        Added Abaddon!

    • Mike

      Was this supposed to rhyme?

  • Ariks

    no comander of legion gg volvo ded geam pls disband

  • Is it hot in there?

    Mirana looks so.. sweaty.

  • aaa

    dissappointed with abaddon face………….

    helm + dark/void + hoodies………valve ?wtf with that?! u guys serious?

    u guys scare to design his face since it is skeletal ?

    dont pussy out,u guys cn keep that for chinese server…but nt that shit for us…

    idea:remove all his response toward ally,item,enemy and lvl…study wc3 response…coz he’s …death knight(resemblance or somesort of) , dont need greeting or shit talk toward thing happen around him… wc3 response=more click more line he spoke .

    that sword…(i knw he’s nt arthas) but that sword should look “alive” (since that shit do alot)…nt supposed to be dual side blade ,and look sharp…but spooky in the look ..gain it sharpness = more passive stack(come on….source engine should be powerful enough)

    that shield…should enlarge to its cap,indicate the explosion…

    • Land

      what else sir? pls, valve is dying to hear 50 changes from someone that doesnt know shit about copyright. he is not the abbadon from warcraft, stop trying to make it look exactly the same. I guess when u see LC your going to shoot your balls

      • Swagman

        He is not abaddon from wc3 but he SHOULD BE, like all heroes should be as close to original or dont call this game dota, call it League of Newerth or Heroes of Legends or something if you want to change it.

        This is DOTA, they should look like heroes from DOTA.

        • LeBlonc

          …and here’s another who knows no shit about copyright.

    • LEL

      Go and apply for game artist if you’re SUCH and expert. I bet everyone will hate your work the most.

  • Swagman

    I request long white hair for Abaddon, with no helm.

  • herpderp

    kinda dislike the Axe set because,you know, his name is Axe, not Scythe!

  • Mawaru

    DAT PROPHET

  • Bob bobson

    Is this a test client update? I don’t have this

  • sh_wade

    >Solo championship

  • Kray

    Why no mention of Legion Commander in this post is probably her textures in the latest test patch remained unchanged despite in-game screenshot evidence of her model.

  • nemi

    dat mirana hairs and wr bow, dem not enough axe/bs sets. joke bundle chest. 0/10

  • Extort

    Rank Systems pls

  • cookieflips

    IN B4 DP Lady Gaga SFM Vids

  • LC

    wtf is wrong with mirana’s head =,=…she looks like a fcking doll , a barbie doll

    • medusa’s sister

      plus…dat set for dark seer, the one with the tentacle head..now, he can fuck you with his head..

  • gwen

    how is the avernus sword inside his horse’s head

    • Swagman

      His sword conjures from the mist when he uses combat animation (when near enemy, like juggernaut changes way he hold his sword).

  • Saxum

    So when is this available?

  • megafilipe

    very good sets, finally ! except morphling

  • gozolo

    in game the horse is so short it looks like a pony. hope they fix it

  • Price

    Death prophet set like a Witch in L4d2 :O

  • Anton

    you guys know what would be cool if you can rename bacpack tabs

  • Hadryel

    If they just make the cape all blue and remove those ugly eyes, then he will become the kickass king

  • disqus_W5sye4RwB7

    SO MUCH ITEM

  • peterson

    Abaddon’s ulti needs to modified. Suggesting that if you hit him, his life will regen. And if you don’t, his Frostmourne sword will increase its damage ( during the duration) and have 24% of chance to freeze its target.

    Would love to see him playing in the tournaments.

  • Detritus

    Abaddon isn’t actually in the game at all, is he…

    • Swagman

      He is in test client.

  • water

    anti mage weapon sucks. =((

  • fag

    when do the patch release?? its almost friday

  • bereus

    How can I get hex for nature?

  • Swagman

    Abaddon’s base model look like Freddy Krueger

  • Ass Collector

    How bout that scythe of vise for Natures . how can we get it or where to get it .

  • Vegeta

    GIVE ME SHAGBARK

  • MareK

    When is this update coming???

  • Bob Dole

    Abaddon’s sword goes right through his horse’s head. I know it’s probably a ghost horse but that just looks like an unfinished animation.

  • asd

    Can’t wait cosmetic-wise one of the best updates

  • jinaro

    did anyone receive this update yet? none of these are in game now, is it like the upcoming update that is not released yet?

    • inkD

      ^^ same question. i was wondering if i was the only one thinking about this

    • Swagman

      It’s just like always update made to test client first. But as it seemed to be buggy (3 little hotfix updates after) they delayed it in main client. But now its on.

  • MPG

    Abaddon looks like the witch king from Lord of the rings

  • wowowo

    When exactly is the patch going out?

  • e2e

    That Scythe of Vyse on Furion. Looks awesome!

  • HONGG

    smeevil crab color changes back to original after upgrading even with dye

  • Leria

    Guys!! Do you know when will that Dp Set come out?

  • Antilame

    hi, i open yelow, purple and red smeevil, when i in game buy a courier it is yelow or purple colour, but when i buy flying courier it is green? is this a bug?

  • Douglaz Machado

    I dont get why keep adding itens for heroes like Axe. I mean….why not create itens for heroes that we havent got itens yet like lifestealer, luna, etc etc etc. FFS stop trying to create more and more itens for axe and Co. and give us new shit -.-” who the hell need for example that EXTREME-UGLY juggernaut blade?! -.-”

  • Douglaz Machado

    and I realllllyyy used to LOVE the old chests. IMO 90% of the stuff in these new chests are trash ruining the “market”. Used to be better, useful and more valuable when valve released modifiers and stranges. IM MISSING STRANGESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MODIFIERSSSSS not useless SK, jugg, axe etc Blades -.-”

  • jim666

    dead game

    • Durp

      THEY ADDED A NEW HERO WHAT DO YOU WANT?

      • jim666

        A INGENIOUS RANKIN SYSTEM!

  • Sleepy

    were the fuck is legion commander

  • Hung Le

    prophet set is out i dont see it ?

  • Hung Le

    prophet set is out ? i dont see it on dota 2 STORE

  • Hung Le

    the prophet set is out ? i dont see it on dota 2 STORE

  • Fanatiqq

    The horn looks ugly as shit.. on Magnus as well, especially when he’s supposed to skewer and hook heroes around him in the path. Why not 2 horns like the old magnus? and why not no fuckin horn on this abaddon?! the simple hood and misterious unrevealed face would’ve been enough, but valve has to pull off some stupid shit like this every god damn time..

  • Nuarharuha

    thanks matt

  • zloberp

    hey! i am so eager to know how does one get that badasss scythe of vyse! please tell!

  • Alex Sykes

    I know this is an old patch and all but that Mirana Silver Hair item is it in the game? Is it coming into the game or is it unknown?

  • Blackbird

    how do i get the mirana hair item, i dont see it anywhere….