Dota 2 getting Terrorblade in New Bloom Festival update

Balance updates also affect 80-odd heroes. Has your favourite cheeky strategy been nerfed?

The latest Dota 2 hero to be introduced to the game will be Terrorblade, who will arrive as part of the New Bloom Festival update.

The melee hero's first two abilities allow him to conjure up a double of any foe, or an illusion of himself, and can also transform into a form with a ranged attack and a damage bonus. Terrorblade's ultimate also swaps the health of the hero with any allied or enemy opponent, which could provide all sorts of life-saving or dastardly opportunities in busy team fights.

Elsewhere in the New Bloom Festival update, Valve will introduce the Random Ability Draft mode for players who are level 11 or higher. In this chaotic game type, each player is assigned a random hero, and then the abilities of each hero are placed into a pool, with players taking it in turn to pick what abilities they will assign to their characters.

With the event designed to commemorate the Chinese New Year, Valve will also introduce a suite of new items and recipes into the online game.

The update will also introduce 6.80 update to Dota 2, which sees dozens of balance changes to heroes, items, and gameplay. The full list can be read on the Dota 2 site, including a gold penalty for not selecting your hero in all-pick by the end of the countdown, a completely reworked silence ability for Drow Ranger (thank the lord), and the removal of any mana cost to the Blink Dagger.

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RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

anyone knows when this update will be live ??

TzarStefan
TzarStefan

Ugh... He looks like shite... Illidan looked ok but this...

Draken_Domingo
Draken_Domingo

Huh...no mana cost on the Blink Dagger is definitely an interesting move, and being able to use Bottle on allies is going to be helpful in dire situations. I look forward to this patch.

cancelthis
cancelthis

i need ur help - will this game run on core i3 or i5 haswell cpu with built in graphics i.e intel hd 4000 or intel hd 4400 - please let me know, thanks ! 

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Dayum, the news was so big, even GameSpot had to make sure its being heard.


<--- Dota 2 player, not hater. 

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

@TzarStefan I don't like it either but what can they do?  Blizzard is still on their case about copyright infringement even after losing the Dota trademark case they can't make him resemble Illidan in any which way.  Still not as bad as "Windranger".

EmperorSupreme
EmperorSupreme

@cancelthis 

Almost any processor will run this game, yours definitely should. I have a spare computer running this on XP and a dual core athlon. I would recommend upgrading the graphics card if you want to play in all it's beauty. But you will be fine even if you don't.

max-hit
max-hit

@cancelthis Most probably yes. But you will put a lot of pressure on your computer by doing so. Remember to change the graphics settings to something less complex.

cancelthis
cancelthis

@martingaston @DarckArchon man i need ur help - will this game run on core i3 or i5 haswell cpu with built in graphics i.e intel hd 4000 or intel hd 4400 - please let me know, thanks !

laudoochand
laudoochand

Of course it will run.
I am running it on ivy bridge i3 with hd 2500 :)

laudoochand
laudoochand

of course it will run.
I am running it on ivy bridge i3 with hd 2500 :)