As promised, Valve dropped the latest Dota 2 update, patch 7.09, this Thursday. The latest Dota 2 patch brings minute, but arguably impactful changes to the game. Specifically, the patch addresses some of the changes made earlier in patch 7.07 that made life on support players even harder than it already was.
Surprisingly enough, Valve decided not to make changes to any single Dota 2 hero.
Dota 2 Update 7.09 Aimed Towards Supports
Anyone who has ever played as a support knows how hard life is. Not only are supports tasked with manning the backlines and making sure that their team wins, or at least breaks even, in every lane, but they also have to ward and deward their own team’s and that of the enemy’s jungle. To make matters worse, they also have to stack neutral creep camps so that their team’s carries have a far easier time farming, all the while not farming anything other than the money necessary to buy the most basic support items themselves.
The Dueling Fates update made life for supports even harder when Valve decided to increase the cost for Observer Wards, as well as for buying the Animal Courier. However, the latest Dota 2 update aims to make life for supports a bit easier by rewarding their efforts. Especially when it comes to stacking neutral creep camps. For one, the additional 15% gold bounty is huge. For roamers, such as Team Liquid’s Maroun ‘GH‘ Merhej and Newbee’s Hu ‘Kaka‘ Liangzhi, they now have much more incentive to stack neutral creep camps and to secure farm for their carries.
With ESL One Katowice 2018 less than a week away, it’ll be interesting to see how professional teams will adjust to the changes made with the latest Dota 2 update.
Click here for the complete list of changes that came with patch 7.09.
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