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Dota 2 is played in matches between two teams of five players, with each team occupying and defending their own separate base on the map.

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Every day, millions of players worldwide enter battle as one of over a hundred Dota heroes. And no matter if it's their 10th hour of play or 1,000th, there's always something new to discover. With regular updates that ensure a constant evolution of gameplay, features, and heroes, Dota 2 has truly taken on a life of its own.

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When it comes to diversity of heroes, abilities, and powerful items, Dota boasts an endless array—no two games are the same. Any hero can fill multiple roles, and there's an abundance of items to help meet the needs of each game. Dota doesn't provide limitations on how to play, it empowers you to express your own style.

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Competitive balance is Dota's crown jewel, and to ensure everyone is playing on an even field, the core content of the game—like the vast pool of heroes—is available to all players. Fans can collect cosmetics for heroes and fun add-ons for the world they inhabit, but everything you need to play is already included before you join your first match.

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What's New:

Today's patch unveils the 7.30 gameplay update, complete with new and reworked hero abilities; updated talents, shards, and scepters; and a new batch of neutral items for everyone to explore as we barrel through the final weeks before The International kicks off in Bucharest in October. With tweaks and changes across the board, there's a lot of fun stuff to absorb. Head over to the 7.30 Update page for a fresh list of all that the update has in store. This patch also marks the end of the Nemestice event. Thank you to all players who participated in the event, and make sure to claim any of your final rewards.

General Update

  • Captain's Mode second pick phase is changed from Dire/Radiant/Dire/Radiant to Dire/Radiant/Radiant/Dire (assuming Radiant is first pick)
  • Multiple Critical Strike procs are now rolled from strongest to weakest and will stop rolling once a proc occurs (this results in the same DPS but is less lilkely to have multiple crits in a row or multiple attacks without a crit.)
  • Cooldown Percentage Reduction no longer stacks (Sources of flat cooldown reduction still stack)
  • Increased HP Regen of all heroes with 0 HP Regen to 0.25
  • Water Rune healing reduced from 80HP to 40HP
  • Second Roshan no longer drops cheese
  • Neutral Creeps now drop 5 neutral items per tier

Aeon Disk

  • Bonus HP reduced from 300 to 250
  • Aeon Disk Cooldown increases by 20s every time it triggers up to 165s. Cooldown: 105/125/145/165s

Abyssal Blade

  • Bash bonus damage increased from 100 to 120

Aether Lens

  • Mana Regeneration bonus reduced from 3.0 to 2.5

Arcane Blink

  • Ability Cooldown Reduction increased from 25% to 30%

Arcane Boots

  • Replenish Mana mana restored increased from 160 to 175

Bottle

  • Health Restored reduced from 115 to 110
  • Mana Restored reduced from 65 to 60
  • Restore time increased from 2.5 to 2.7

Drum of Endurance

  • Strength and Intelligence bonuses increased from 6 to 7

Enchanted Mango

  • Cost reduced from 70 to 65

EUL'S Scepter of Divinty

  • Mana Regen reduced from 3.5 to 2.5

Falcon Blade

  • Bonus Attack Damage increased from 10 to 12
  • Bonus Health increased from 175 to 200

Gleipnur

  • Bonus Intelligence increased from 20 to 24
  • Bonus Strength and Agility increased from 12 to 14
  • Projectile Speed increased from 1750 to 1900

Helm of the Overlord

  • Reworked Recipe. Now requires Helm of the Dominator, Vladmir's Offering and a 1000 gold recipe (Total cost increased from 6000 to 6050)
  • Bonus Stats reduced from +20 to +8
  • Now can only dominate 1 creep
  • Creep Movement Speed increased from 380 to 400
  • Creep Bonus Attack Damage increased from 25 to 80
  • Creep Bonus Armor increased from 4 to 8
  • Now also grants Vladmir's Aura (+3 armor, +1.75 Mana Regen, +18% damage, +15% Lifesteal in 1200 radius)

Hurricane Pike

  • Hurricane Thrust duration increased from 5s to 6s
  • Hurricane Thrust max attacks increased from 4 to 5

Mage Slayer

  • Recipe Reworked: Now requires Oblivion Staff + Cloak + 400g Recipe. (total gold cost reduced from 3250 to 2400).
  • Grants +20% Magic Resist, 20 damage, 10 Intelligence, 15 attack speed and 2 mana regen

Rod of Atos

  • Bonus Intelligence increased from 20 to 24
  • Bonus Strength and Agility increased from 10 to 12
  • Projectile Speed increased from 1750 to 1900

Sange

  • Status Resistance reduced from 16 to 12

Sentry Ward

  • Replenish time decreased from 75 to 70