We had to wait for a long time for the 7.22 patch. The last update, 7.11 we received was back in January so we can expect tons of change with 7.22. Yet to our surprise the game has completely changed. Just to give you a hint, all the heroes of the game have been given Aghanim’s Scepter. This means that now this item will modify the ability of every hero in the game. Moreover, now it a can also be consumed for 2000 gold. Apart from this there are plenty of changes that have made a big impact on the game. Lets have comprehensive look at each change of the game.
Plenty of Roshan changes
A consumable Septer is now dropped by Roshan. When you kill Roshan for the third time, then there’s 50/50 probability that you will either get a Refresher Shard of Septer. The fourth Roshan will drop both. You can now select Roshan to see his inventory and find out which items it will drop.
We really don’t know what to say about this change. It will have a great impact on the draft and you will have to think twice before picking your heroes. For some heroes, like Tinker the Scepter drop will be of more benefit then the Refresher drop. Overall the possible Scepter drop on the third Roshan will provide more options for all the heroes. The Scepter will also boost stars and will stay forever on the the hero. In the late game the fourth Roshan kill will enforce the balance of power. Since it will drop a consumable Aghanim’s Scepter, Refresher Shard, Cheese and Aegis. These four drops will be enough to get your team the much needed win. Other changes should push the game to late stage. So prepare yourself seeing plenty of Roshan kills in the game from now on.
Io and Mars added to Captains Mode
We knew that sooner or later, Mars will make its way to the competitive landscape. We will love to see him in the TI9. Before that we won’t be surprised to see pro teams testing Mars in the Starladder Minor, EPICENTER Major and the upcoming ESL One Birmingham.
Imagine somebody told you yesterday this would be in 7.22 and it might not even be in the top 10 most broken things in the patch pic.twitter.com/RsD5MNnjxJ
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) May 25, 2019
Io has also joined Mars and made its way back to the CM mode without getting a single Nerf. Many pro players have complained that Io is just to OP in the game. So we won’t be surprised to see Io getting banned in the first phase of the drafting phase.
Deny XP granted to the enemy increased from 35% to 40%
In January the exp granted to the enemy was buffed from 25% to 35%. Now the developer has further boosted it to 40%. So this means that if you are losing your lane in 7.22 by constantly getting creeps denied from the enemy, you won’t that much of an experience. You will still get behind in gold, but will not have a much gape when it comes to levels. We believe that the offlane will do just fine from now on, while the mid lane will mostly suffer from this change.