A new gameplay update was deployed to the Outlanders patch. 7.23b pushes the tier one neutral drops starting time from 5 to 7 minutes, but it also brings buffs to some of the items. The latest gameplay update has also brought some balance changes to heroes with the most important being a nerf to the Lifestealer and his Infest bonuses.
Neutral item drops changes:
Tier 1 neutral items now drop at 7 minutes instead of 5
Mango Tree: Now spawns with a 3 mango bundle, vision increased from 800 to 1200
Faded Broach: Movement Speed increased from 20 to 25
Keen Optic: Mana regeneration reduced from 1.25 to 1
Trusty Shovel: Cooldown reduced from 70 to 55, drop rates for Bounty/Flask/TP/Neutral adjusted from 25/25/25/25 to 16/28/28/28
Imp Claw: Base damage increased from 20 to 24, critical strike reduced from 1.4 to 1.3
Philosopher’s Stone: Gold per minute reduced from 75 to 60
Pupil’s Gift: Secondary stats reduced from 14 to 13
Ring of Aquila: Mana regeneration increased from 0.5 to 1.25
Vampire Fangs: Spell Lifesteal lowered decreased from 10 to 8%, Lifesteal increased from 10 to 14%, vision reduced from 450 to 250
Third Eye: Now also provides +7 All Stats, goes away when the item does
Titan Sliver: Attack damage reduced from +22% to +16%, magic resistance reduced from +22% to +16%, status resistance reduced from +22% to +16%
Mind Breaker: Reworked passive cooldown. Passively provides +25 attack speed and +25 magic damage on your attacks. The next attack against a hero silences them for 4 seconds. 20 cooldown
Ninja Gear: Movement speed increased from +25 to 30
Besides the neutral drops, the 7.23b has also changed the Abyssal Blade stun damage type from Magical to Physical which means it now works through BkB.
While Chaos Knight, Drow Ranger, Ember Spirit, Huskar, Juggernaut, Morphling, Riki, Treant Protector and even Lone Druid got small buffs, Lifestealer has been heavily nerfed.
since the new update, Lifetealer was abused in the support 5 position because of his reworked Infest mechanic.
Lifestealer 7.23, Outlanders rework
- Infest has been changed in the 7.23.b update as follows:
- Infest movement speed for heroes is now the same as the creeps bonus
- Infest health bonus reduced from 750/1000/1250 to 400/800/1200
- Infest cooldown begins once you leave the infested unit
- Infest scepter cooldown increased from 20 to 25
Other heroes slightly nerfed are:
Vengeful Spirit: Strength gain reduced from 2.9 to 2.6, Vengeance Aura attribute bonus reduced from 4/8/12/16 to 4/7/10/13
Crystal Maiden: Crystal Nova cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8 to 14/12/10/8
Razor: Surge movement speed reduced from 4/6/8/10% (8/12/16/20% for you) to 3/5/7/9% (6/10/14/18% for you)