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HoN News: Heroes of Newerth Patch 2.6.18


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Heroes of Newerth Version 2.6.18


== General ==

- Alt Avatar selection on the Hero Pick Screen has been completely redesigned!

- The following heroes have been added to Tournament Rules: Artillery, Blitz, Gunblade and Kinesis
- Fixed occasional problems when updating HoN using a Garena-launched client
- Added an option in Merrick's shop to sort Alt Avatars between All, Owned, and Un-Owned
- Lamp Posts no longer cause collision detection

Forests of Caldavar
- Removed tree that was blocking a juke spot on the right side of the Hellbourne Bottom Lane, near the most outer tower

== Item Balance ==

- Can no longer combine on Couriers
* Components will remain separate until moved into the stash or inventory
- Will now combine in both the owner's stash and inventory
* Doombringer can now be disassembled as long as it remains in the stash
* Once removed from the stash, a Doombringer can no longer be returned to the stash

Bound Eye
- Courier can no longer purchase a Bound Eye and still can not carry them

- Components changed from a Major Totem to two Pretender's Crown
* The item is now 170 gold cheaper
- Now provides 10 passive Movespeed
- Duration increased from 5 to 6 seconds

- Courier Shield : Immunity time decreased from 7 to 4 seconds
- Couriers can no longer block Neutral Spawns

== Hero Balance ==

- Base Damage lowered from 49-55 to 47-53
- Emerald Lightning : Cast Range decreased from 625 to 600

Blood Hunter
- Hemorrhage : Damage increased from 190/315/440 to 200/325/450
- Hemorrhage : Damage suffered from movement rescaled from 25/50/75% to 30/50/70%

- Blazing Flight : Linger time decreased from 5 to 4 seconds

- Absolute Zero : Damage increased from 40 to 50

Forsaken Archer
- Call of the Damned : Skeletal Minions duration decreased from 30 to 20 seconds

- Grace of the Nymph: Mana cost rescaled from 40/55/70/85 to 60 at all levels
- Grace of the Nymph: Cooldown increased from 19/18/17/16 to 22/20/18/16
- Nymphora's Zeal: Mana cost increased from 100/120/140/160 to 120/135/150/165
- Teleport: Mana cost increased from 90/150/210 to 120/180/240

- Invigorate : Mana cost increased from 50/55/60/65 to 65
- Persecution : Damage dealt decreased from 50 to 35/40/45/50

Rift Walker
- Starting Intelligence increased from 20 to 22

- Tree Grapple : When pulling a tree to Silhouette the tree will no longer hit targets behind her

- Cold Shoulder : Cooldown increased from 12 at all levels to 24/20/16/12

== Optimizations & Bug Fixes ==

- Oogie: Conflagrate now properly reduces the Cooldown for Kindled Fury on Haka and KuruKuru
- Pyromancer: Scorcher's Dragonfire visuals have been updated
- Shadowblade: Essence Shift can no longer gain extra charges from Geometer's Bane images
- Fixed clan invites on 64-bit Linux
- Fixed the location of tooltips in the Herodex Usage section
- Fixed flickering item tooltips while spectating
- You can no longer assist yourself in a kill
- Video driver hangs/restarts are now properly handled
- The updating now pre-allocates a contiguous file before building an archive to avoid fragmentation problems that could greatly slow down the patching process, especially with a slow hard drive
- Doombringer no longer disappears when purchased in the fountain with a full inventory

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