DOTA 2 Patch Notes 7.34b Update: Heroes, Items, Neutral Creeps And More!

Witch Doctor, who saw a rise in both pick rate and victory rate, has bore the brunt of these newly-shipped Dota 2 adjustments. Death Ward’s strike range has been lowered, and its cooldown in the early game has roughly quadrupled, implying that the overpowered hero would perform fewer Rampages in the start of the match.

Witch Doctor should ideally be brought back in line with the median after Nerfs to Death Ward’s talents result in reduced range and damage as the game progresses, as well as some base damage and stat losses.

Almost all of Sand King’s equipment has been nerfed. From a drop in Burrowstrike damage to the near-removal of Sandstorm’s ability to move with the hero (which was only added a fortnight ago), SK’s reign at the top of 7.34 is coming to an end. To be honest, the hero needed it; with a win rate of 52 percent prior to 7.34, SK rocketed to the top three in no time and was only rising in popularity.


DOTA 2 Patch Notes 7.34b Update

The 7.34b update for DOTA 2 was released on August 15, 2023. The update includes a number of balance changes to heroes, items, and neutral creeps.


  • Phantom Assassin
    • Base Agility reduced by 2.
    • Lifesteal now has a 40% penalty on creeps.
  • Witch Doctor
    • Base Damage reduced by 3.
    • Intelligence gain reduced from 3.3 to 3.1.
    • Death Ward
    • Attack Range reduced from 700 to 600.
    • Cooldown increased from 60 seconds to 100/80/60 seconds.
  • Sand King
    • Sandstorm
    • Movement Speed slow reduced from 30/40/50% to 25/35/45%.
    • Damage reduced from 100/150/200 to 75/112.5/150.
  • Invoker
    • Cold Snap
    • Initial Damage reduced from 100/150/200 to 75/112.5/150.
    • Slow duration reduced from 4/5/6 seconds to 3/4/5 seconds.
  • Terrorblade
    • Metamorphosis
    • Attack Speed bonus reduced from 100% to 75%.
    • Movement Speed bonus reduced from 25% to 15%.
  • Slark
    • Essence Shift
    • Max Steal amount reduced from 40 to 30.

DOTA 2 Patch Notes 7.34b Update

  • Drow Ranger
    • Frost Arrows
    • Slow duration reduced from 3/4/5 seconds to 2/3/4 seconds.
  • Phantom Lancer
    • Spirit Lance
    • Cast Range reduced from 1200 to 1000.
  • Kunkka
    • Torrent
    • Damage reduced from 300/400/500 to 250/350/450.
    • Stun duration reduced from 2.5/3/3.5 seconds to 2/2.5/3 seconds.
  • Broodmother
    • Incapacitating Bite
    • Damage reduced from 200/300/400 to 150/225/300.
    • Stun duration reduced from 2.5/3/3.5 seconds to 2/2.5/3 seconds.


  • Glimmer Cape
    • Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 14 seconds.
  • Spirit Vessel
    • The total cost of recipe reduced by 200 (now requires Fluffy Hat instead of Crown).
    • Attributes bonus reduced from 12 to 6.
    • Adds +125 Health.

You can also read the additional updates about patch notes:

Neutral Creeps

  • Satyr Banisher
    • Mana Burn now has a 40% penalty on creeps.
  • Satyr Tormenter
    • Slow duration reduced from 3 seconds to 2.5 seconds.

DOTA 2 Patch Notes 7.34b Update


  • The map has been updated with a number of new cosmetic features.
  • The behavior score system has been improved.
  • A number of bugs have been fixed.

The 7.34b update is a significant balance patch that will likely have a big impact on the meta. Some of the most notable changes include the nerfs to Phantom Assassin, Witch Doctor, and Sand King. These heroes were all very strong in the previous patch, and the nerfs should help to balance them out. The buffs to Terrorblade and Slark could also make them more viable picks in the competitive scene.

Overall, the 7.34b update is a good balance patch that should make the game more balanced and competitive. It will be interesting to see how the meta shifts in the coming weeks. Follow us on our website Daily Real Time for more updates.

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