Heroes of Newerth Patch 3.8.7 Client Download | HoN 3.8.7 Patch Notes (7th April 2016)

== Design ==

= New Hero =

New Legion Strength Hero: Shellshock: Guardian of the Sanctuary Stone
+ Shellshock is a mobile support hero who thrives on initiating small skirmishes with his teammates. He is able to bring allies with him into battle using Rolling Thunder and makes escaping difficult for his enemies.
+ The young, naive Shellshock is the lone Quantula Guardian of the Sanctuary Stone, a relic of immense power that creates a perfect equilibrium of life and death, darkness and light. Forced to flee his sheltered homeland of The Luminary in order to protect the Sanctuary Stone, Shellshock is constantly bewildered by the bizarre, violent actions of man, beast, and daemon. Even more astonishing, however, is the ongoing discovery of his own tremendous power.

Shellshock Abilities


- Shellshock never travels alone, and can exhume these bioluminescent stowaways from the Luminary to light his path.
- Target a location to spawn a line of fireflies that lasts for 8 seconds. Each firefly provides vision in a small area around itself.
- Enemy units hit by the initial blast are dealt 60/90/120/150 Magic Damage. Enemy heroes who touch fireflies will be sighted.
* Range: 1600
* Radius: 250
* Manacost: 40
* Cooldown: 11/10/9/8 seconds

Rolling Thunder

- Curling into his shell, Shellshock rolls directly toward his enemy, picking up allies on the way.
- Target an enemy unit to roll toward them. Shellshock can pick up 1/2/3/4 ally heroes and 4/6/8/10 small allied units on the way, including Fireflies.
- Upon collision with an enemy hero, applies a 1/1.25/1.5/1.75 second Stun and 80/120/160/200 Magic Damage in a small area. Deals an extra 30 Magic Damage for each ally hero and 10 Magic Damage for each small ally unit picked up.
* Range: 1200
* Impact Radius: 300
* Manacost: 120
* Cooldown: 16 seconds

Sanctuary Stone
- The sacred stone from the Luminary imbues Shellshock with both the protective and destructive forces of Newerth.
- Passively grants 2/3/4/5 Magic Armor to yourself and nearby allies, and applies -2/-3/-4/-5 Magic Armor to nearby enemies.
- On death, drops a Sanctuary Stone which can be picked up, granting the owner the current power of this ability for 30 seconds.
* Aura Radius: 600

Luminous Tether
- Shellshock's shell generates a viscous fluid that can contain his enemies in a single location. Should they stretch this fluid too far, it will snap, damaging them and any units around them.
- Activate to deal 120/180/240 Magic Damage to nearby enemy units and cover them in luminescent slime.Luminous Tether will slowly pull enemies back to their starting position.
- If an enemy pulls the tether too far, it will snap, dealing 120/180/240 Magic Damage to them and applying a tapering 80% Movement Speed Slow. Deals 60/90/120 Magic Damage to enemies by the affected target.
* Radius: 400
* Manacost: 100150/200
* Cooldown: 100/90/80 seconds

New Debut EditionShellshock Avatar: Crochetshock
- This soft and snuggly snail was made for young Prince Jeraziah by the monks of the Shao Temple to console the homesick lad, and now the incredible power of the Sanctuary Stone has infused it with a life force brimming with love and compassion for her Prince and his Legion. She is more than happy to share a hug, but if anyone tries to harm her friends they will quickly find out her stuffed, enchanted shell can bring a sharp and thunderous punishment.

New Shellshock Avatar: Ol' Packsnail
- The Ol' Packsnail has been wandering Newerth for centuries, gathering damaged trinkets, seedlings, and critters to take back to his home in The Luminary so they can benefit from the power of the Sanctuary Stone. As he travels he spreads his salvaged collectibles across the map wherever they are needed to restore the ecosystem's natural balance, and though some may lament his seemingly lackadaisical pace, the Ol' Packsnail knows whenever he arrives, it's just in time.

= Hero Balance =

- Bonus damage decreased from 100/175/250/325% to 75/150/225/300%.
- Superior Magic Damage from the main shock wave decreased from 200/275/350 to 100/130/160.
- Magic Damage from the extra shock waves increased from 25/35/45 to 35/45/55.
- Extra shock waves spawned from heroes deal 50/65/80 Magic Damage instead.
* These shock waves deal the 50/65/80 Magic Damage to the hero it spawns from, and to all valid enemy units around it.


Grappling Shot
- Cast range decreased from 600/650/700 to 500/575/650.
- Cooldown increased from 70/50/30 seconds to 80/60/40 seconds.

Protective Charm
- Duration rescaled from 5/8/11/14 seconds to 6/8/10/12 seconds.

King Klout
- Disable duration decreased from 3 seconds to 1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds.
- Magic Armor reduction per charge increased from 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8 to 0.4/0.6/0.8/1.


Wish for Wealth
- Gold per enemy unit killed changed from 3/4/5/6 + 1/2/3/4 * Charges to 4/7/10/13 + Charges.
- Max gold per enemy unit killed decreased from 30 to 10/15/20/25.
- Timer per individually timed charge increased from 30 seconds to 40 seconds.

Flaming Cleave (ultimate form's Ability 1)
- Cooldown increased from 3 to 5 seconds.
- Damage type changed from Physical to Magic.

Golden Sword (ultimate form's Ability 3)
- Now grants 60/120/180 bonus gold for killing enemy heroes.
- Fixed the tooltip to clarify that the Movement Speed Slow is only applied through Salomon's auto-attacks (and not through an ability or other sources of damage).

== Community ==

= Ranked MMR Ladder =

+ MMR Ladder rewards will be given out by April 8th.
- The reward will be the Champion of Newerth name color.

= Dragon Wars =

+ Dragon Wars is a global HoN community event challenging the entire community to achieve goals and handsomely rewarding them when they are completed. Find out more about Dragon Wars here: www.heroesofnewerth.com/dragonwars/en
- Dragon Wars lasts until April 19th.

= Community Event Team =

+ Here to bring you HoN-related events with huge prizes!
+ The following heroes were in dire need of flavor tooltips. Below you can find a list of winners. Those who have won have earned 750 SC per ability and an avatar of their choice for the hero they submitted for.
+ Want to earn prizes as well? Visit us at http://tinyurl.com/honcet


Corpse Toss: Take this back. [Spastard]
Corpse Explosion: Talk about going out with a BANG! [Faust14]
Defiling Touch: This is my ghoulfriend! [LordMonokuma]
Zombie Apocalypse: Now you're in grave danger! [PhoenixHawk]


Dragonflame: I wish I could keep them medium-rare. [PhoenixHawk]
Draconic Defense: Beacons were lit. Newerth calls for aid! [Tartalacame]
Fiery Barrage: I can set fire to the rain! [CraZ_Killa]
Cataclysm: It will int-erupt the team fight! [NippleRaider]


Twin Breath: You're going to get Frostburned! [Repugnance]
Twin Fangs: Make like bananas and split. [CriticalW]
Elemental Force: Why put boots on a puppy? [LOLsmiles]
Fire & Ice: I've got split personalities. [Repugnance]


Chain Spike: How's the Chain Reaction? [CriticalW]
Strength Sap: Vindi had brain drain, I have muscle drain. [Kel_Ebek]
Mark for Death: You and I have unfinished business. [Jrk]
Carnage: This is SPARTA! [CriticalW]


Dig: Keep digging... we gotta find the joke. [Tartalacame]
Quicksand: I still wonder how this works on water. [LOLsmiles]
Earth's Grasp: May the crystal be with you. [NippleRaider]
Crystal Field: This is going to be a BLAST! Eventually... [LordMonokuma]


LRM: Shoot first, aim later! [PhoenixHawk]
Mortar Shot: Fireworks went wrong. [CuysauruS]
Special Ammunition: The secret to slowing you down? Lots of glue. [LOLsmiles]
Homing Missile: I think this one likes you! [Kel_Ebek]

== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Devo Wars
- Devo Pick

== New Content ==

= Songkran =

New Songkran Set Effect
- If you own Songkran Blitz, Songkran Disciple, Songkran Athena, Songkran Archer, and Songkran Hestia, each avatar will gain a festive pool of cleansing water and beautiful flowers beneath their feet!

New Songkran Holiday EditionBlitz Avatar: Songkran Blitz
- Songkran Blitz is ready to celebrate the new year by bringing the water festival to everyone in Newerth and we mean everyone! She's a blur of pure joy and merit-making as she dashes from town to town, cleansing away the bad luck and spreading blessings for a great year. Please join in the celebration and help her fling the pure waters and spirit of renewal across the map! Happy Songkran Newerth!

New Songkran Holiday EditionCorrupted Disciple Avatar: Songkran Disciple
- Songkran Disciple is out to show all of the other Disciples out there (particularly those obsessed with corruption and evil) that now is the perfect time to renew themselves with the cleansing waters of this joyous holiday! Join him in bringing in the purifying tide to wash away the sins and bad luck of the past with water balloons and soaking splashes! Even the most devoted Corrupted Disciples will have a good time!

New Songkran Holiday EditionDemented Shaman Avatar: Songkran Athena
- Even though Athena is a goddess, the constant application of wisdom, courage, and war strategy amidst all these dense mortals can be exhausting. It's time for a vacation! For centuries, she has heard about the joyous celebration of Songkran, and the idea of cleansing away the bad luck and burdens of the previous year sounds like exactly what she needs before diving back into her work of fighting for justice across Newerth. Everyone at the festival had better be prepared, because the goddess of war is on her way with a vast arsenal of water and the ability to summon an entire storm!

New Songkran Holiday EditionForsaken Archer Avatar: Songkran Archer
- In a land that has been forsaken for far too long, Songkran Archer is thrilled and honored to zip around the map on her personal watercraft through the cleansing waters of the Songkran Festival, spreading celebration of the new year. She carries with her a sincere respect for every elder she encounters (especially those who are waaaay elder, like Athena and Hestia) and a high-powered squirtgun that is powerful enough to blast even the most stubborn bad luck back into last year.

New Songkran Holiday EditionGravekeeper Avatar: Songkran Hestia
- While Hestia is traditionally the recipient of the first offerings during celebrations, when she joins the Songkran Festival she is honored to prepare food for the elders and pour water over their hands to show respect. She also helps people clean their houses, for an orderly home and hearth is an excellent way to enter the new year. When that is done and the festival moves into the streets, however, she is more than happy to douse her fellow celebrants with copious amounts of water to help them wash themselves of their sins and bad luck!

= Zodiac =

New ZodiacNight Hound Avatar: Ferocious Leo
- Hercules was rightfully wary when Leo the Nemean Lion descended from the heavens with a supposed desire to help the Legion, but after countless battles in which the ferocious beast decimated Hellbourne daemons and helped turn the tide against the forces of corruption, Hercules was more than convinced. He commissioned the elite City of Iron blacksmiths to forge a set of weapons and armor worthy of Leo's bravery and commitment, then presented the new kit himself, honoring his new comrade as a true hero and friend.

== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

= General =

+ The "Disable Auto Aggro" now functions properly in non-Practice Mode games.
+ The "Limit Map Pings" option will now function properly if disabled.
* The delay between the max number of pings has been reduced from 2 seconds to 0.35 seconds when the "Limit Map Pings" option is disabled.
+ Long names no longer get truncated in the Match Stats window.

- Users will now be able to properly purchase an avatar after a discount by a Hero Mastery Coupon if they have enough coins for the discounted price.

-Apocalyptic Breath's fireball now flies more towards the center of the map (instead of being fired more towards the Hellbourne side).
- Reduced scaling from 10 Damage and 500 Health per minute to 6 Damage and 300 Health per minute.
- Being attacked no longer stops the treasure chest channel.
- Heroes will no longer attack nearby enemies during the treasure chest channel.
- Mimics and heropets will no longer be able to obtain gold by right-clicking on the treasure chest.

= Heroes =

-Steam Mage Bubbles' Shell Surf is no longer disabled when immobilized.

- Unholy Expatriation's (Unholy Expulsion, boosted by Staff of the Master) secondary activation is no longer usable if Defiler is Stunned or Silenced.

Keeper of the Forest
-Nature's Sentinel will no longer be counted as a valid target for the unit count checks of certain neutral creep skills (e.g. Minotaur's Body Slam).
- Nature's Sentinel can no longer attack boss units (e.g. Kongor).

King Klout
- Clarified the Conscription tooltip to state that King Klout cannot build Conscription charges on a target that has been Transformed within the last 5 seconds.
* Previously stated that King Klout cannot build Conscription charges on any target that has been Transformed within the last 5 seconds.

- Now visually holds a shield regardless of Arcane Shield's level.
- Now shows the level 1 visuals of More Axes on his model if More Axes is not leveled.

- The Fulcrum no longer persists if Parallax is terminated from the game.

-Cosmic Cleave no longer has a linger time (previously had a linger time of 2 seconds).
-Flaming Cleave no longer has a linger time (previously had a linger time of 2 seconds).

Dark Lady
-Cover of Darkness no longer overrides the morph visuals of Kuldra's Sheepstick, Pollywog Priest's Morph, and Witch Slayer'sMiniaturization.

War Beast
-Skullcrusher War Beast now properly starts with blue skill icons. When Metamorphosis is skilled up, the skill icons become red.

Witch Slayer
- Heavenly Blast (Silver Bullet, boosted by Staff of the Master): cooldown and mana cost values properly adjusted to not change at level 3 of the skill.
* Previously, Heavenly Blast had 5 seconds less cooldown and 25 less mana cost compared to Silver Bullet when the skill was level 3.

Heroes of Newerth Patch 2.6.24 Client Download | HoN 2.6.24 Patch Notes


Heroes OF Newerth  2.6.24 Patch Notes:-

== New Content ==

- Added a new Ultimate Swiftblade Avatar: Zinifer, the Dark Elf Swiftblade
* Ultimate Avatars have officially been released in Newerth! These Special Edition Alt Avatars allow you to customize your favorite heroes according to your play-style With our first Ultimate Avatar, Zinifer, the Dark Elf Swiftblade, you'll be brandishing some of the most popular in-game items directly on your hero. As you purchase your in-game items, your hero will shout out new sounds and include brand new effects and animations throughout the game. From the all new visual effects of an equipped Frostburn, to the mithril mail attached to your little red bootie upgrade, Ultimate Avatars bring hero customization to a whole new level. The new Ultimate Avatars are available for purchase with Gold Only and are not on sale for a limited time or a limited number of units. Take your in game experience to the Ultimate level with the Ultimate Swiftblade.
* Swiftblade's armor has been pealed away to reveal the dark elf underneath. This outcast has been helping humanity battle the demonic tide for years, and now has the ability to gear up as you play! As you purchase your in game items your hero will shout out new sounds and add brand new effects and animations throughout the game! This new class of avatars are the Ultimate Avatars in MOBA today!
* Releases on 10/19/2012

- Added a new Blood Hunter Alt Avatar: Baby Yaga
* This Baby monster from the desert has entered the fray. Remember this one is just the baby, so watch out for its Momma!
* Releases on 10/24/2012

- Added a new Draconis Skin: Dracolich Draconis
* Draconis gets an undead facelift! Add this deadly dragon to your hero roster when it releases!
* Releases on 10/22/2012

- Medusa Midas celebrates 180 days since release. Enjoy the new price of 250 Gold and 500 Silver
- Acme Taunt celebrates 60 days since release. Enjoy the new price of 300 Gold and 1500 Silver
- Blood Moon Queen celebrates 60 days since release. Enjoy the new price of 175 Gold and 750 Silver

== General ==

- HoN Tour is Here!
* HoN Tour functionality has been added to the game client. The HoN Tour tournament platform is completely automated to make your HoN Tour experience as streamlined as possible.
* As a registered HoN Tour competitor, you'll notice a few new features in the Game Client. When a scheduled HoN Tour match is available, the "Play Now" button will be replaced by a "HoN Tour" button. Click this button to join the pre-game lobby with your team and meet your competitor. Once all five members of each team have joined the lobby, the system will allow you to start the match and let the competition begin. Statistical data from each match is automatically sent to the system and uploaded to hontour.com.
* LET THE GAMES BEGIN with the HoN Tour qualifiers, starting October 20th!

- New Coin Bundles
* Coin Bundles are now available at five different price points. Due to popular demand, we have added a lower bundle of $5 and a premier $100 bundle with an even larger extra coin bonus
* Coin bundles price points are now $5, $10, $30, $50, and $100
* $40 coin bundle has been removed

- Matchmaking
* Improvements have been made to the client/server connection process that should cut down the number of "No response from server" messages, resulting in more successful matchmaking games
* When joining a matchmaking match, the game client will now receive a connection reminder on match creation if the connection to the server hasn't been made

- Sound quality updated and file size reduced for the following
* Blitz
* Flint Beastwood
* Ravenor
* Power Supply
* Tablet of Command
* Puzzlebox
* Frostburn
* Grave Locket
* Flying Courier
* Energizer
* Barrior Idol
* Mana Battery
* Void Talisman
* Lane Creeps

== Hero Balance ==

- Movespeed increased from 300 to 315
- Quicken: Mana Cost reduced from 40/45/50/55 to 35/40/45/50

- Wave of Death: Cast range increased from 600 to 900
* The actual area hit stays the same. This change allows you to cast from further away

Flint Beastwood
- Hollowpoint Shells: Images now have this ability, but they deal 33% of the bonus damage and will not stun

- Defiling Touch: Ability is now toggleable so the player can choose to not unintentionally block a neutral creep spawn by leaving a corpse at the camp
- Zombie Apocalypse: Zombie models updated

- Starting Armor increased from 1.18 to 2.18

- Sandstorm: Ally Movespeed increased from 5/10/15/20% to 8/12/16/20%
- Sandstorm: Enemy Movespeed decreased from -7/-14/-21/-28 to -15/-20/-25/-30%
- Mirage Strike: Damage increased from 40/60/80/100 to 60/80/100/120
- Wanderer: Critical damage now works on creeps. You lose only half of your charges from creeps

- Reduced starting Strength from 20 to 19
- Reduced Agility gain per level from 2.1 to 1.7

Pollywog Priest
- Electric Jolt: No longer travels in a cone up to 1080 units. Now Jolts targets in a circle up to 400 units around the original
- Voodoo Wards: Reduced the collision size of the Wards, making it slightly easier to get out of ward traps
* Bound radius changed from 16 to 10

- Ball Lightning: Mana Cost reduced from 90/105/120/135 to 90/100/110/120
- Electrical Feedback: Electric Bolts now apply a 10% slow for 3 seconds

- Wormhole: Now disjoints and unbinds when you finish channeling

- Death Lotus: Passive damage from the blades reduced from 60 to 45

== Hero Magic Armor Balance ==

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 4.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

Demented Shaman
- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

Keeper of the Forest
- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

Lord Salforis
- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.25

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

Monkey King
- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6

Night Hound
- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

Soul Reaper
- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.0

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.25

- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 6.5

Voodoo Jester
- Increased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.75

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

- Decreased starting Magic Armor from 5.5 to 5.0

== Item Balance ==

- Bash Damage increased from 25 to 35

- Recipe cost reduced from 850 to 800

Pickled Brain
- Item cost reduced from 1000 to 950

- Recipe cost reduced from 1000 to 800
- Intelligence increased from 6 to 8/10/12
- Mana Regeneration increased from 75% to 100/125/150%
- Cooldown Reduction removed

== Neutral Creep Balance ==

- Increased health from 370 to 410

- Health reduced from 500 to 450
- Experience value reduced from 62 to 42

- Experience value reduced from 25 to 20

Werebeast enchanter
- Experience value reduced from 62 to 42

Wolf Commander
- Armor reduced from 3 to 2

- Can no longer Critical Strike

Fire Ogre
- Experience value increased from 41 to 62
- Health decreased from 850 to 700
- Damage increased from 27 to 33

Ice Ogre
- Experience value increased from 62 to 76

Wild Hunter
- Experience value reduced from 119 to 110

Vagabond Assassin
- Experience value reduced from 41 to 31
- Damage increased from 7 to 10

- Experience value reduced from 88 to 78

Vagabond Leader
- Armor increased from 0 to 2

- Damage increased from 20 to 26
- Experience value increased from 41 to 61
- Hard camps now spawn an additional Goatar when a Minotaur spawns

- Damage decreased from 69 to 60

- Experience value increased from 25 to 41

- Experience value increased from 119 to 155

Catman Solider
- Armor reduced from 5 to 3

Catman Champion
- Experience value increased from 119 to 155

Undead Warrior
- Experience value reduced from 62 to 41

Skeleton King
- Damage increased from 38 to 50

- Health reduced from 950 to 900

Dragon Master
- Health reduced from 2000 to 1800

== Bug Fixes and Optimizations ==

- Fixed the following Heroes trying to reference entities that do not exist
* This removes a lot of error text when loading
* Andromeda
* Armadon
* Berzerker
* Bramble
* Dampeer
* Empath
* Gladiator
* Gravekeeper
* Jeraziah
* Keeper of the Forest
* Lord Salforis
* Martyr
* Monarch
* Moraxus
* Myrmidon
* Nymphora
* Parasite
* Pestilence
* Rhapsody
* Succubus
* Tempest
* Thunderbringer
* Voodoo Jester
* Wild Soul
* Zephyr

- Corrected the following Hero and Alt Avatar attack animations so they line up correctly with when the projectile is launched or damage is done
* Wretched Hag
* Sexy Hag
* Zephyr
* Voodoo Jester
* Gluttony
* Vindicator
* Horsemen Famine
* Torturer

- Fixed a memory leak on the Watchtower map
- Vulture Lords tornadoes are now DOT damage so some effects do not spam anymore

- Pilfering: Fixed playing through fog

- Lava Surge: Removed the Attack Immunity when people are in the air

- Golden Salvo: Updated effects
- Elemental Warp: Updated effects

- Envy's effects have been updated

- Tree Grapple: Death effect removed
- Tree Grapple: Double damage bug fixed

- Duel avatar low quality model no longer floats when moving

- Smitten: Fixed so Pharoah can attack his own mummies with the debuff on him

- His corpse should now properly sink into the ground after death

Charged Hammer
- Optimized to properly deal damage to the target and two random nearby enemies

Portal Key
- The trail effect has been removed from Portal Key

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