Hot on the heels of the Dota 2 7.06 patch comes the first minor balance patch, 7.06b, which… well, it offers up minor balance adjustments. I’m not sure what you were expecting.
Current pub-stomper Sven is subject to two of them, with God’s Strength’s bonus strength reduced from 16/28/40 to 12/24/36, and his base attack time increased from 1.7 to 1.8. Which should hopefully make him a bit less stompy. Troll Warlord has also taken a nerf to the face, with his agility gain plunging from 2.75 to 2.5.
On the “buff” side of things we have Broodmother, who now gets more HP regeneration on webs (from 2/4/6/8 to 3/5/7/9), and Monkey King, whose Wukong’s Command now has an attack cooldown of 1.6 instead of 1.7. And that’s it.
So yes, it’s a minor patch, but one that most people would probably agree was needed (just kidding: the Dota 2 community can’t agree on anything).
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.