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Dota 2: Best Hero Build Guides After Patch | New Items Meta

Almost a week has passed since Dota 2’s patch 7.31 was released, and these five heroes are already stealing the spotlight.

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Dota 2’s patch 7.31 features significant updates to balance the gameplay, including nerfing famous heroes, rescaling newer items, and strengthening some of the current metagame’s less-used heroes. There’s a lot to unpack ahead of the upcoming Stockholm Major, with 22 heroes nerfed, 21 heroes enhanced, neutral creeps rebalanced, and various item adjustments. If you want to stay updated about the new meta, this article is for you.

Best Hero Build Guides After Patch in Dota 2

Numerous heroes have received nerfs and buffs for them to be viable selections. While the patch doesn’t really make any major changes, even the slightest modifications can help a hero become a top selection in the meta.

We will give you five heroes that gained an increased win rate after patch 7.31, along with their best items.

Sven

Sven received buffs on two of his basic abilities, which made him one of the heroes to look out for in the new patch. He gained a 2% increase in his win rate.

Changes to Sven’s skills are the following:

  • Warcry
    • Movement Speed bonus increased from 8%/12%/16%/20% to 10%/14%/18%/22%
    • Shard Passive Armor increased from 5 to 7
  • Storm Hammer
    • Stun duration changed from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2.0s to 1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0s
    • Mana Cost decreased from 110/120/130/140 to 110/115/120/125

Silver Edge and Echo Sabre combination is highly recommended to fully utilize Sven’s abilities.

Broodmother

Broodmother is frequently equipped with mana regeneration items like the Orchid to keep the hero’s spells alive.

The new change in the hero’s skill is absolutely beneficial; it gained a 2.5% increase in win rate and a 55%-win rate in the immortal bracket.

Changes to Broodmother’s Spin Web skill are:

  • Mana Cost reduced from 50 to 40

The Orchid Malevolence, Soul Ring, and Black King Bar are some of her best item builds.

Zeus

Zeus also received buffs on his basic abilities. Fortunately for him, his buffs are more impactful as they apply to all his spells’ levels. Zeus gained a 2.75% increase in his win rate.

Skill changes:

  • Heavenly Jump
    • Distance increased from 450 to 500
  • Arc Lightning
    • Damage increased from 80/110/140/170 to 90/120/150/180
  • Lightning Bolt
    • Cast Point reduced from 0.4s to 0.3s 

Recommended items for Zeus are Aether Lens and Blink Dagger.

Lycan

In the planning stage, Lycan’s Wolves have become more dangerous, allowing the hero to zone out supports and control the creeps.

Lycan’s win rate is increased to 3.40% because of his enhancements. In fact, he is now the Immortal bracket’s 17th most successful hero, and he’ll certainly break into the top 10 by the end of the patch.

The changes are:

  • Base Attack
    • Base Attack Speed increased from 100to 110
  • Summon Wolves
    • Increased attack damage from 17-20/23-26/29-32/35-38 to 20-23/26-29/32-34/38-40
    • Shard Lane Wolf increased Attack Damage from 35-38 to 38-40

Lycan’s recommended item builds are Helm of the Dominator and Skull Basher.

Spectre

One of the game’s greatest scaling carries, Spectre increased her win rate by a stunning 5.22%.

The latest update makes her slightly “tankier” in all game stages but most notably during the laning stage, which was initially her weakness.

Spectre’s changes are:

  • Base HP
    • Base HP regen increased from 1.5 to 2.0
  • Base Agility
    • Base Agility increased from 23 to 25
  • Dispersion
    • Radius thresholds increased from 300-700 to 400-800

If you want to fully utilize Spectre, use Manta Style, Butterfly, and Radiance.

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Terraria: How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update

The 1.4.4 update for Terraria introduces a handful of new critters into the game that you can find in various locations.

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There have been quite a few additions to the 1.4.4 update of Terraria. One of these additions is the new critters that you can find in various locations throughout the game.

In this guide, we’ll have a look at what those critters are and how you can find them.

How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update in Terraria

There are around four new critters that were added to the game in the 1.4.4 update. They’re as follows:

Stinkbug

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The Stinkbug is a tiny, flying critter that can spawn in the Forest biome. It’s quite easy to catch using a bug net, and you can use it as bait with a 10% Bait Power. Apart from that, you can also combine it with a Platinum Broadsword in order to create the Flymeal sword at a Honey pool.

Toucan

The second critter is the Toucan which is a bird that can spawn on the surface, particularly in the Jungle biome. It has very little HP and zero defense, so if you want to catch it, you need to use a bug net. If you’re not careful, you can easily kill this bird due to its low health.

You can keep it inside a Toucan Cage (combine it with a Terrarium) and use it as decoration. However, do keep in mind that the Toucan will no longer be able to get outside of the cage after that.

Cockatiels

Cockatiels come in gray and yellow variants, and you can normally find them in the Jungle biome, the same as the Toucan. Also, they have very little health with no defense, so using a bug net to capture them is a must.

As with the Toucan, you can use them as decoration by creating a Cockatiel Cage by combining your captured Cockatiel with a Terrarium.

Macaws

Lastly, we have the Macaws which share the same spawning point as the previous two birds. They also have the same stats and can be placed inside the Macaw Cage to serve as decoration.

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