Valve didn’t wait too long for releasing a Dota 2 Dawnbreaker buff after the character’s win rate couldn’t get closer to 50% since its deployment.
The new Dota 2 hero was officially added to the game a few days earlier with patch 7.29. While we usually expect a nerf for new characters in Dota 2, Dawnbreaker received a buff last night after its unsatisfying win rate in the game.
The new buff from Valve simply tweaks all the base abilities of Dawnbreaker. Thanks to this patch, the hero’s win rate has increased by nearly 15%, getting it slightly over 50%. Let’s get into the details of the buff:
Dota 2 Dawnbreaker Buff Patch Notes
- Strength gain increased from 3.2 to 3.8
- Base armor increased by two
- Self stun at the end reduced from 0.3 to 0.2
Celestial Hammer (W):
- Trail burn damage increased from 20 to 20/30/40/50
- Healing from heroes increased from 25/30/35/40 percent to 30/40/50/60 percent
Solar Guardian (R):
- Heal per pulse increased from 40/55/70 to 45/70/95
- Radius increased from 400 to 500
- Stun duration increased from 1.1/1.3/1.5 to 1.5/1.75/2
Aside from boosting the Dawnbreaker abilities, the patch also brought some minor changes to the general Dota 2 experience that you can check out below:
- Adjusted small lane camp spawn boxes
- Dying to Neutrals/Roshan, similar to increasing respawn times, does not grant TP scrolls
Even if Valve wouldn’t launch a buff patch for Dawnbreaker, the hero’s win rate would probably increase as more players try to learn how to play in her role and how to use the abilities. But now that the patch has tweaked the win rate in less than a day by a considerable margin, probably a minor nerf in the future wouldn’t be surprising.
Dota 2 is a free-to-play MOBA game available only on PC through Steam.