Oracle

OUT OF CHAOS AND CAUSALITY, THE GREAT FORESEER EMERGES

Oracle has come to let you seize the fates of both friend and foe. Weave your power into a harmful bolt that stops your enemies and removes helpful auras. Or render an ally resistant to harmful magics. Combine either approach with your double-edged purifying flames, and you'll have all you need to aid or destroy. Still in danger? Delay an ally's doom with a false promise, and give them the time needed to see their destiny to its fullest. As Oracle, the future is always in your hands.

FORTUNE'S END – Channel power into a bolt of scouring energy that stops and removes buffs from enemies.

FATE'S EDICT – Briefly render a target immune to magic damage, while boosting all damage from other sources and removing their ability to attack.

PURIFYING FLAMES – Instantly burn a friend or foe, then heal them slowly over time.

FALSE PROMISE – Grant an ally invisibility while moving and attacking. Any damage or healing they receive will be delayed until the spell ends.

MANIFOLD PARADOX

- ARCANA ITEM FOR PHANTOM ASSASSIN -

With a raspy cackle, the elder smith Craler swung the sword that his family had spent eleven generations to fold and forge. So sharp it was that, with a sound like tearing fabric, a rip in reality tore open. Through this rip, Craler recognized himself from moments before, holding aloft the very same coveted blade. Then, in a fit of greed and madness, he cut this earlier self down to seize the twin sword as his own. Too late, however, Craler felt a familiar wound, and was suddenly filled with the memory of being cut down himself...

When equipped, this item grants these custom upgrades to Phantom Assassin
- Evolving weapon

- Enemies see a special splash effect when struck by Coup de Grace

- Phantom Assassin's kills are marked on the battlefield with a Paradox Memorial

- Animated chat emoticon

- Custom portrait and minimap icon

- Includes custom spell effects for all of her abilities

- New dual wielding animations

- Altered voice

- Custom hero and spell icons

- Custom base skin with special ambient effects

- Custom loadout pose and effects

On sale for 20% off until December 7th 2014. Purchase this item to initiate the Nemesis Assassin Event in your unranked matches. If purchased by December 7th 2014, you will receive an 'EXALTED' quality on this item.

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ARSENAL OF THE DEFENDER'S VISION

Witness the end of your enemies with new sets created by Dota Cinema for Centaur Warrunner, Clockwerk, Timbersaw, Venomancer, and Necrophos, available separately on the Dota store or as part of the Treasure of the Defender's Vision. Purchase the Treasure and, should fate prove kind, you may also discover a rare Antipode Courier tucked within!

CHARM OF THE DEFENDER'S VISION

Oracle peers into the future. Do you share his skill at foresight? Use a Charm of the Defender's Vision at the beginning of an All Pick match to predict that your team will emerge victorious.

Three correct victory predictions will transform your charm into a Treasure of the Defender's Vision. Make two incorrect predictions and you'll receive a Charming Celebration action item instead, primed with three uses.

The Charm of the Defender's Vision is only available for purchase during the Nemesis Assassin Event. Predict wisely!

NEW IN THIS UPDATE

NEW CREEP MODELS

Emboldened by the destruction of enemy structures, the Ancients have long had the ability to transform their creeps into larger, more imposing warriors to push even further into enemy strongholds. But a new transformation is afoot. Now the Dire creeps become more dire, the Radiant more radiant, each kind taking on architectural characteristics of their Ancient's fortifications. When the end is nigh, your creep waves will bring death to your enemy's doorstep.

HEROIC EFFIGIES

Those who purchased this year's Compendium for The International have a new way to display their heroism! Heroic Effigies are a new customization feature allowing players to sculpt their favorite hero, along with any items they have equipped, into a statue for their team's base.

To craft an Effigy, first grab your Effigy Block of Triumph, and then use it to open the Sculptor menu and begin posing your hero. After you've set your statue's equipment, pose, and written your inscription, you're ready to create your Effigy.

Once equipped from your loadout, your Heroic Effigy will appear in your team's base for all to see.

COMPENDIUM GEMS & EMOTICONS

The Dormant 2014 Compendium Gems have finally awoken! Peek inside your armory and you'll discover a shiny new 2014 Compendium emoticon and a gem. Use the emoticon in chat, or slot the gem into an item to show off your International Compendium level.

Purchase the Manifold Paradox T-Shirt at WeLoveFine!

ADDITIONAL CHANGES

Gameplay

  • Enabled Broodmother in Captain's Mode
  • Enabled Phoenix in Captain's Mode
  • Fixed Midnight Pulse rounding down
  • Fixed Illusions not showing the same Black King Bar charges as the primary hero
  • Fixed recursive damage loop with stolen Fatal Bonds and Sticky Napalm
  • Fixed Spirit Bear being unable to pick up Bounty Runes
  • Fixed Pounce not being removed by Blade Fury
  • Fixed some minor incorrect purgeability behaviors with Invulnerable states on Bane, Ember Spirit, Faceless Void, Morphling and Storm Spirit
  • Fixed Runes not spawning at the right time in save/load games
  • Fixed save/load not remembering Black King Bar charges
  • Fixed some cases where reconnecting to a match would fail until the client was restarted
  • Town Portal Scroll effect coloring intensified to show more of the casting player's color

Network

  • Improved detection of Poor Network Conditions. Now it can trigger if multiple players experience degraded connection quality, even if they do not totally drop connection. When poor network connections are detected, the match is immediately safe to leave, match results are not recorded, and prediction items are not consumed
  • Fixed a bug which caused end-of-match rewards, such as All Hero Challenge progress, to not be granted if players left very quickly after a match ended at the same time that match signout was delayed

Bots

  • Added Phantom Assassin Bot
  • Added Oracle Bot
  • Bots can no longer use buyback if affected by an Aghanim's Scepter-upgraded Reaper's Scythe

Audio

  • Added new sounds for each rune type
  • Added a new sound for when Linken's Sphere is cast on an ally
  • Added a new sound for Helm of the Dominator
  • Added a new sound for Spirit Breaker's Empowering Haste activation
  • Added a sound layer to Desolator attacks
  • Updated the sound for Roshan's Slam
  • Updated the sound for Windranger's Windrun
  • Basic attacks that miss or are evaded no longer play sounds

UI

  • New healthbars added for Ancient buildings, Roshan, and hero creeps (Spirit Bear, Familiars etc)
  • The item context menu now allows "Move to Stash" while dead
  • Fixed alt-pinging the enemy's item sometimes getting truncated
  • Linken Sphere now shows up as a buff icon when cast on allies
  • Fixed the Reaper's Scythe indicator not appearing in the top bar when buyback is unavailable to a killed hero
  • Allow tab cycling (without unit selection) between owned units to cycle to illusions
  • If Unified Unit Orders is unchecked, holding down control while issuing orders will only issue the order to the selected unit group and not the entire selection
  • Abilities and Items that create multiple illusions at one time now tag the illusions so their control group state is maintained across the illusion dying and being resummoned. This state is saved across game sessions
  • Damage taken by illusions is now expressed in ability and item descriptions as the total amount of damage that the illusion will take. Previously, it was shown as an amount of bonus damage to then be added to the base 100%
  • Several tooltip adjustments and fixes
  • Added a Terse option to Fight Recap
  • Spectating in DotaTV will now show player pings and drawings
  • Added an option for sorting items in your armory by those received most recently
  • Reduced teammate evaluation survey to 1 question

Economy

  • Fixed crash from Lion Infernal Wings weapon particle
  • Fixed broken eyelid animation for flying Prismatic Drake courier
  • Fixed mesh inside wrist guards for Battletrap armor
  • Fixed custom portrait for Crystal Maiden when equipped with Yulsaria's Glacier
  • Enabled item set for Lone Druid Wolf Hunter and added Spirit of Calm to the Tools of Haruspex item set
  • Fixed Eki Bukaw ward hitboxes
  • Fixed eye attaches for Lil Nova courier
  • Updated foot particles for Mirana's Sapphire Sabre-Lynx mount
  • Updated emoticons in the DotaCinema Captains Draft 2.0 bundle

Workshop

  • Magnus - Increased texture budget for his weapon to 256x256
  • Elder Titan - Enabled alpha-test