Archive for October, 2010

Blizzard just recently announced their foray into the DotA world. A small package of in house mods are in development, including a Blizzard version of DotA built on the SC2 engine.


Valve announces Dota 2

Apparently the fine gentlemen at GameInformer were able to get a bit of Dota2 playing time. Word is that it’s “already amazing”. Check out their article here.

Despite Valves propensity to re-imagine and re-invent entire game mechanics (ie. TF classic vs TF2) they’re actually on record claiming the original DotA All-Stars mechanics to be untouched. Lead designer Erik Johnson is quoted as saying “Dota2 is basically Dota All-Stars with new technology”.

The article shows off a few pieces of hero concept art as well. Check out the re-imagined luchadore bloodseeker here, pretty badass.


Lux Lady of Luminosity, skills leaked

A russian site has got some information about the brand new Champion, Lux, the Lady of Luminosity. Check the post out here.


(Passive) Illumination:Lux’s damaging spells illuminate the target for 6 seconds. Lux’s next attack ignites the debuff, dealing 20-180 (depending Lux’s level) magic damage to the target.

(Q)Light Binding – Lux releases a sphere of light that binds and deals damage(80/135/190/245/300(+AP*0.75)) to up to two enemy units, dealing 50% effect to the 2nd unit struck.

(W)Prismatic Wave – Fires a Prismatic Wave that bends the light around any friendly target it touches, stealthing them for 3 seconds. In addition, Lux gains passive cooldown reduction(3/6/9/12/15%).

(E)Lucent Singularity – Fires an anomaly of twisted light to an area, which slows(13/16.5/20/23.5/27%) nearby enemies. Lux can detonate it to damage(60/105/150/195/240(+AP*0.6)) enemies in the area of effect.

Finales Funkeln – After gathering energy, Lux fires a laser pulse that deals damage(250/350/450(+AP*0.9)) to all targets in the area.


New Hero, S2 says it’s NOT techies

S2 recently posted a model of their new hero…or heroes.

Despite the theme of the new hero, S2 has said that it will NOT be a port of techies, however, WILL be “blowing things up”…interesting.