How’re you going with Wraith-Night? Have you won it repeatedly, yet? Windr
unneranger is fantastic in that mode, isn’t she? Welp, now there are another five heroes for you to learn, and another wodge of items for you to earn.
The latest Dota 2 patch adds Elder Titan, Queen of Pain, Storm Spirit, Templar Assassin, and Witch Doctor to the game mode, and adds a new tier of rewards for both Phantom Fragments and Shining Fragments. With Shining Fragments, you can buy the mid-priced Wraith-King’s Feretory which contains some exclusive items; with Phantom Fragments, you can pick up a rather expensive recipe to craft the Evergreen Stalker treant for Nature’s Prophet.
(Lexical pro-tip: a feretory is another word for reliquary!)
(Lexical pro-tip 2: a reliquary is something that contains a saint’s relic!)
The patch also contains the usual array of fixes, updates, and hats, as well as a new 400% Battle Booster available until 3 January. Juggernaut’s Blade Fury now gives him evasion in Wraith-Night; there are new weapons and sets for a variety of heroes; there are three new HUDs; an exploit to get out of low-priority faster has been fixed. My personal favourite addition is a £1 bundle that contains new hairstyles for Templar Assassin, Windranger, Lina, Mirana, and Drow Ranger, particularly because it seems to be slightly buggy at the moment. Have a look at it on the store, hit preview, and marvel at Lina’s encroaching baldness. Or, um, just cast your eyes downwards. That works too.