Valve has issued a large balance update for its Dota 2 MOBA containing not only a novels’ worth of hero changes, but notes on an AoE Bonus Gold component, as well as a new endgame inspired by author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
Called the Octarine Core, the new endgame item is something many mage-types will want: is formed from a Mystic Staff and Soul Booster which will provide boots to hit points, mana, intelligence and regeneration mana and hit points.
It has a 25% reduction to cooldowns and a passive Spell Lifesteal which regenerates 25% health when using spells against heroes and 5% from creeps.
It’s a very nice homage to Mr. Pratchett.
OnlyBrothers has a video of the staff in action, which is posted above.
Valve said over the weekend to expect the Dota 2 International Compendium to drop sometime this week.