posted by Tezzeret,
IceFrog delivers once again with the latest DotA version for WarCraft 3. 6.74 brings various bug fixes and skills getting rescaled to improve game balance. While the changelog is not as extensive as the initial 6.73 release, there are some significant changes. One of them being Invoker getting some of his skills rescaled. Puck also got a big change having the autocast and manacost removed from Phase Shift. Other changes to note is Dark Seer's Wall of Illusion no longer create illusions when allies past through even with Aghanim's Scepter and Morphling's morph passively grants Agility and Strength.

In terms of item changes, courier gets a 20 gold decrease however flying courier gets a 20 gold increase. Ethereal Blade now slows units 80% with Ethereal Blast as opposed to 60% before. Sange and Yasha can now be disassmbled so as to make way for other items.

Some of the more notable changes that may affect Dota 2 are:
Batrider - Flame Break is now a targeted AoE spellDark Seer - Wall of Replica Aghanim bonus no longer creates allied illusions Enigma - Black hole now prevents heroes being Forced out with Force StaffInvoker - EMP can no longer hit Invulnerable/Tornadoed unitsPuck - Phase Shift autocast removedNevermore - Necromastery now gives 6 souls for killing a hero (instead of 1)Nevermore - Necromastery soul count increased from 8/16/24/32 to 12/20/28/36Removed unexplored fog of war
Valve has made it clear that all changes made to WC3 DotA will be ported over to Dota 2. The last time when version 6.73 was released, it only took one week for Valve to bring it into Dota 2. How do you think these changes would change the current meta-game of Dota 2?

Full changelog is available here.