Latest Auto Chess update features buffs, nerfs, easier combinations
Another batch of minor updates has been released for popular Dota 2 custom game Auto Chess.
With all of the hype surrounding Auto Chess, developer Drodo Studios is working hard to keep the game interesting by rolling out a series of minor updates.
A new option has been added to the game allowing players to automatically combine three identical pieces on their waiting bench. However, this feature doesn’t work for Druids. That particular class only needs two identical 1-star pieces and another Druid hero to be promoted.
This automatic combining function can be enabled in the top right corner of the game. With a very limited time available for strategizing, this will greatly help players to avoid overlooking identical pieces that need to be combined.
Triple kill and rampage sound effects were added to the game whenever a piece eliminates three or five enemy pieces consecutively.
One of the most notable changes is the critical strike chance for Assassins. The perk was changed from 10%/15%/20% to a flat 15%.
Alchemist was revamped in this update. Chemical Rage now automatically casts Acidic Spray, which reduces armor and lasts for 15 seconds.
Several heroes received buffs, including Phantom Assassin, Omniknight, Morphling, Mirana, and Sand King.
Phantom Assassin's base attack damage was increased by 10, while Omniknight's Purification damage and heal were increased by 50. Mirana’s Sacred Arrow cooldown was decreased by 2 seconds.
Morphling and Sand King both got a base HP increase of 50 each, making them slightly more survivable.
Significant changes were also made to the popular pieces such as Medusa, Doom, and Kunkka.
Although Medusa’s base attack damage was increased by 5, the duration of her Stone Gaze ability was decreased from 2/3/4 seconds to 2/2.5/3 seconds.
Doom was nerfed by balancing the duration of his Doom ability from a constant 20 seconds to 10/15/20 seconds. On the other hand, Kunkka's Ghostship cooldown was changed from 10 seconds to 15/12/9 seconds.
This means that a 1-star Kunkka is far less likely cast two Ghostships in a single round.
The developers teased new upcoming heroes Mars and Zeus, and a major update to the game mode is expected to be released soon.
Dota 2 update 7.23b brings even more changes to Outlanders Update
Upcoming Dota Underlords buffs revealed by Valve after meta shift
Mars and Zeus join the field in latest Auto Chess update
Valve releases patch 7.21d following conclusion of Stockholm major
Nerfs to Io, Lich, and Keeper of the Light arrive with Dota 7.21b
Struggling games retailer Gamestop turns to esports for help
Sweeping changes to weapons, attachments arrive in PUBG update 27
Article 13 passes, big changes coming for European content creators
As Valve combats betting, Dota Pro Circuit app brings bets to Dota 2
Overwatch League All-Star event voting is now open for fans
OpenAI Five return to face reigning Dota 2 champions OG
Contenders China team makes big allegations against Blizzard, Defiant
Overwatch patch 1.35 shapes up with several Reaper buffs, bug fixes
Atlanta Reign announces child actor turned streamer in strange clip
Ranked matchmaking, new healing items added in latest Fortnite update
Publisher EA lays off 350 employees across multiple departments
OWL analyst MonteCristo advocates for role locks in Overwatch
Deft becomes ninth player to record 1,000 kills in the LCK
Overwatch, Fortnite lead esports representation at BAFTA game awards