There are many changes and if you want the full eight hour analysis head over to Kevin 'Purge' Godec, but if you want a quick summary for the start maybe Dan's your choice:
Summarising all the patch notes in RECORD TIME if you've not got 100 hours to watch Purge pic.twitter.com/BTG7smT4wE— Dan Offen AKA Mr Big Jams (@danieloffen) April 9, 2021
Dawnbreaker is underwhelming
When a new hero hits the server you can expect them to be overpowered, but in case of Dawnbreaker it feels like she isn't that strong:
Dawn Breaker looks pretty underwhelming so far— Cap (@CapCasts) April 10, 2021
Is Dawnbreaker the weakest new hero in years? Feels like every new hero was borderline OP at first, if not just for the fact that you didnt know how to play against it— Skim (@SkimGaming) April 10, 2021
But Dawnbreaker is just... there
Is she actually Omniknight?
Okay, she doesn't seem to be overpowered, but at least her design is very cool. Although her style kind of reminds us of another hero in the pool...
Omniknight persona? 🤔— Darren Elmy (@KillerPigeon) April 9, 2021
i thought the windranger persona that made her into a squirrel was wierd but this gender bender omniknight persona is wild— SirActionSlacks (@SirActionSlacks) April 9, 2021
Also, do you also think of a black hole when you see her?
Are the black gems on Dawnbreaker's armor based on M87? pic.twitter.com/ZlCIzVbgSj— Micheal Shilliday ☕️ (@HawtKoffee) April 9, 2021
Necronomicon is gone
The Necronomicon was one of the most important items in the last patch during the ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021, but now it's just gone.
Necronomigone— Nomad (@NomadCasts) April 9, 2021
It seems almost fitting that @iceiceicedota is the last pro to purchase Necronomicon before it's removed from the game (in the final game of the Singapore Major grand finals).— Ben Steenhuisen (@Noxville) April 9, 2021
If it weren't for @zai_2002 then iceiceice would've had all 5 of the last sold in a pro game. pic.twitter.com/nwDaLaoUt8
TPs for everybody!
TPs are an integral part of the game and now you'll even get a bonus when you die – at least the players who always die have a better feeling now, we guess?
I'm going to be able to start a shop!— Sheever (@SheeverGaming) April 9, 2021
-> Heroes now gain 1 TP scroll on death
IceFrog: Releases patch.— Jacob Toft-Andersen (@TheMaelk) April 10, 2021
IceFrog: Your Veno is set for life pic.twitter.com/fTXkwIr18E
More changes that make our talents happy
But since this isn't just a small patch, a lot of changes happened and made our professional players happy but also sad.
6 additional bans: never get to play techies again— SirActionSlacks (@SirActionSlacks) April 9, 2021
never need to play with a windranger again
it was a worthy trade
Quick summary of 7.29 map changes:— Anthony Hodgson (@scantzor) April 9, 2021
Sneaking is buffed. There are many more ways to sneak around.
"Attribute Shift now has 10 mana cost per second to shift attributes"— Team Secret (@teamsecret) April 9, 2021
Morphling players: pic.twitter.com/WbqQ4v2Oyh
What is your favourite change of this patch?
Photo credit: Adela Sznajder - DreamHack