[V2.6.18] Patch Notes!

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Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:34

Dear Heroes,

There will be a Game Client Patch v2.6.18 on 12th September 2012, 0700 hrs - 0959 hrs (GMT +8).
Game Service will be unavailable during this time. Players are advised to logout before this time.
*Downtime may be extended without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.*


New Collector's Edition Avatar:


New Alt Avatar:



New Alt Avatar:
Sabretooth Archer
Sabretooth Archer 

Version 2.6.18

== New Content ==

The 7 Deadly Sins Collector's Edition Series Continues!
7 unique Deadly Sins Avatars are set to release over the course of 7 weeks
Collecting all 7 Deadly Sins Avatars will bestow a unique in-game effect on each of the 7 Deadly Sins Avatars!

The Fourth Deadly Sin: Lust
Added a new Collector's Edition Empath Avatar: Lust
Jeraziah has fallen to his Pride, but does it all stop there? When Lust befalls a true heroine, all of Newerth is left in fascination and frenzy. Who will succumb to her charm and fall victim to their own desire?
Scheduled to be released on 12th September 2012

Added a new Balphagore Alt Avatar: Garbagore
Scheduled to be released on 14th September 2012

Added a new Forsaken Archer Alt Avatar: Sabretooth Archer
Journey back to a time when the purest huntress of the Forsaken Woods; Sabretooth Archer, was still unscathed by the corruption of civilization.
* Scheduled to be released on 14th September 2012

== General ==

Alt Avatar selection on the Hero Pick Screen has been completely redesigned!

The following heroes have been added to Tournament Rules: ArtilleryBlitzGunblade and Kinesis
Fixed occasional problems when updating HoN using a Garena-launched client
Added an option in Merrick's shop to sort Alt Avatars between All, Owned, and Un-Owned
Lamp Posts no longer cause collision detection

Forests of Caldavar
Removed tree that was blocking a juke spot on the right side of the Hellbourne Bottom Lane, near the most outer tower

== Item Balance ==

Can no longer combine on Couriers
Components will remain separate until moved into the stash or inventory
Will now combine in both the owner's stash and inventory
Doombringer can now be disassembled as long as it remains in the stash
Once removed from the stash, a Doombringer can no longer be returned to the stash

 Bound Eye
Courier can no longer purchase a Bound Eye and still can not carry them

Components changed from a Major Totem to two Pretender's Crown
The item is now 170 gold cheaper
Now provides 10 passive Movespeed
Duration increased from 5 to 6 seconds

Courier Shield : Immunity time decreased from 7 to 4 seconds
Couriers can no longer block Neutral Spawns

== Hero Balance ==

Base Damage lowered from 49-55 to 47-53
Emerald Lightning : Cast Range decreased from 625 to 600

 Blood Hunter
Hemorrhage : Damage increased from 190/315/440 to 200/325/450
Hemorrhage : Damage suffered from movement rescaled from 25/50/75% to 30/50/70%

Blazing Flight : Linger time decreased from 5 to 4 seconds

Absolute Zero : Damage increased from 40 to 50

 Forsaken Archer
Call of the Damned : Skeletal Minions duration decreased from 30 to 20 seconds

Grace of the Nymph: Mana cost rescaled from 40/55/70/85 to 60 at all levels
Grace of the Nymph: Cooldown increased from 19/18/17/16 to 22/20/18/16
Nymphora's Zeal: Mana cost increased from 100/120/140/160 to 120/135/150/165
Teleport: Mana cost increased from 90/150/210 to 120/180/240

Invigorate : Mana cost increased from 50/55/60/65 to 65
Persecution : Damage dealt decreased from 50 to 35/40/45/50

 Rift Walker
Starting Intelligence increased from 20 to 22

Tree Grapple : When pulling a tree to Silhouette the tree will no longer hit targets behind her

Cold Shoulder : Cooldown increased from 12 at all levels to 24/20/16/12

== Optimizations & Bug Fixes ==

OogieConflagrate now properly reduces the Cooldown for Kindled Fury on Haka and KuruKuru
PyromancerScorcher's Dragonfire visuals have been updated
ShadowbladeEssence Shift can no longer gain extra charges from Geometer's Bane images
Fixed clan invites on 64-bit Linux
Fixed the location of tooltips in the Herodex Usage section
Fixed flickering item tooltips while spectating
You can no longer assist yourself in a kill
Video driver hangs/restarts are now properly handled
The updating now pre-allocates a contiguous file before building an archive to avoid fragmentation problems that could greatly slow down the patching process, especially with a slow hard drive
Doombringer no longer disappears when purchased in the fountain with a full inventory