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This weeks arrival in the Newerth Universe is Witch Slayer (DoTA’s Lion), complete with an epic long rifle and throwing swords.

Initial impressions: His Ult + Staff of the Masters almost seems overpowered, and chaining his stuns/slows together can make for a pretty nasty combo. Check out the full patch notes after the jump.

Version 0.1.53
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XFire Video Contest!
- S2 Games is giving away free Heroes of Newerth accounts to select testers who upload HoN related XFire videos.

For more information, check the Xfire Video Contest thread.

General
- The “No Stats” option when creating a game now works
* The replay and stats are still remembered for viewing in the Stats Viewer
* None of the stats seen there will be added to your account totals (PSR, Matches Played, total K/D/A, etc will not change at all).
- A new Interface option is now available to turn on mouseover Selection Highlighting while ingame. Check it out!
- Deathmatch is disabled temporarily
- Server stability fixes
- Spectators can now select dead heroes and do not lose their selection when a hero dies
- Recommended items for most heroes have been updated where necessary due to past item changes

New Hero
- Witch Slayer, inspired by DotA’s Lion

Heroes

Corrupted Disciple
- Overload will no longer target Runes
- Static Discharge will no longer trigger on any projectile-based offensive abilities (such as Armadon’s Spine Burst)

Devourer
- Devour now acts as a stun, allowing players to queue up other spells and abilities while disabled
* This also fixes an issue causing spells such as Torturer’s Torment to be disabled

Electrician
- Fixed not being able to queue up abilities while gripping
- Static Grip now acts as a stun, allowing players to queue up other spells and abilities while disabled
* This also fixes an issue causing spells such as Torturer’s Torment to be disabled

Night Hound
- Movement speed increased to 300 (from 295)

Pandamonium
- Smash Face now acts as a stun, allowing players to queue up other spells and abilities while disabled
* This also fixes an issue causing spells such as Torturer’s Torment to be disabled

Pollywog Priest
* Magical Bindings now act as a stun, allowing players to queue up other spells and abilities while disabled
* This also fixes an issue causing spells such as Torturer’s Torment to be disabled

PuppetMaster
- Level 1 armor reduced from 3.8 to 2.8

Succubus
- Succubus’ Hold now acts as a stun, allowing players to queue up other spells and abilities while disabled
* This also fixes an issue causing spells such as Torturer’s Torment to be disabled

We still have a bunch of beta keys to giveaway, so if you want to snag one just register up and make a claim below.

  1. Colin you are like a one man marketing campaign for this game. You should be getting paid for this!

  2. My friend that got me into DotA will be psyched for this – Lion was one of his favorite INT heroes. I really would like to see more interesting STR heroes though :/

  3. avatar niinja2

    hello

    Hi, i really liked dota and i cant wait to try out HoN, can you please send me beta key if you still have one

    THX in advance

    rajkobalen@gmail.com

  4. If you have anymore beta keys, I’d be more than glad to receive one. I’ve been wanting to play HoN for a while a just haven’t had my chance. :/

  5. avatar Mitz

    please give me a beta key sir/mam
    i want to experienced the thrill given by this game
    thanks
    EMAIL:mitch_evacula@yahoo.com

  6. avatar Mitz

    please give me a beta key sir/mam
    i want to experienced the thrill given by this game
    thanks
    EMAIL:mitch_evacula@yahoo.com

  7. avatar Razzax

    please give me a beta key
    EMAIL razzax@rambler.ru

  8. avatar AJ

    plz send me a beta key at my email plzzz

    demonedge_100@yahoo.com

    thnkz^^

  9. avatar marc

    please send me beta key
    mail me redpumpkinz@yahoo.com

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