A very large update has been in the works for a while and the time has come to release it. This update contains a large amount of new features, including a new ability layout and new max level bonuses. This update includes a couple of small changes too, including the level cap being raised to level 40, allies now being deniable with auto attacks, and the rune dissapearing when it is hooked.
An issue with porting over Warcraft 3 mods to Dota has always been that Warcraft had a much larger amount of skill slots, something that is limited in Dota. With the way we had it set up before, we could not fit the active max level bonus of some items. This is how the new system works:
With this new system, we free up needed spots. The way this works is you have your hook, three empty slots and your up arrow. When you cast the up arrow, it takes you to the hook upgrades. You can then cast the down arrow to return to your regular skills.
Max Level Bonuses
An important part in Pudge Wars is the max level bonuses of an item, which is a bonus that is obtained when you upgrade an item enough to reach it's fifth level. This bonus can be active or passive. While we did have some max level bonuses before, here are the ones we added:
Detonate (Techie's Explosive Barrel) - Pudge detonates his barrel, borrowed from Techies, blowing up and killing himself and others around him.
Blink (Grappling Hook) - Short distance teleportation that allows Pudge to move in and out of combat.
Fissure (Earthshaker's Totem) - Pudge slams the ground with Earthshaker's totem, fissuring the earth while stunning and damaging enemy units in a line. Creates an impassable ridge of stone.
Toss (Tiny's Arm) - Toss stuns target on impact for 2 seconds and deals 200 damage.
Rupture (Strygwyr's Claws) - Leaves a rupture on the target after the hook finishes.
Lifesteal (Nai'x's Jaw) - Pudge's normal attacks steal 15% life.
Aside from these changes, we have also added new items, tomes. When purchased and then used, they grant you with a permanent bonus. There are currently three tomes, which are Wisdom, Power and Strength. The Wisdom tome grants you experience, the Power tome grants you damage and the Strength tome grants you health. These tomes are slightly different than the Warcraft 3 ones.
You can find the full changelog for this update here.
The easiest way to know when we update Pudge Wars is to be subscribed to our subreddit or to visit the Changelogs section of this page. You can also join our Steam Group.
If you want to report a bug the best way is to make a post in our subreddit or on the D2Moddin Forums with pictures and descriptions of the problem, and we will try to fix it as soon as possible. If you want to contact us personally you can do so through Steam, here and here, but make sure to leave a comment on our wall first.
By: Kobb, 2014-07-21