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Dota 2 Patch Fixes Khanda Bug From Frostivus Update

Frostivus is here and it brought some issues with the new Khanda item. The latest patch aims to fix it

Valve has gifted Dota 2 players with a patch right before the holidays. A big focus of the latest update was fixing issues players had after the Frostivus update — and there have been many issues. Here are some of the updates in the latest patch.

Khanda Bug Addressed in Dota 2 Patch

Frostivus brought a brand new item known as Khanda. When equipped, it has a passive that makes it more possible to deal a bonus damage critical strike. The other passive, Empower Spell, makes it so the next single target spell you cast on an enemy deals separate bonus damage and slows them down.

While it’s an item with potential, it wasn’t working as intended thanks to a frustrating bug with a separate cooldown for Khanda and its component item, Phylactery. This means that both could use the Empower Spell ability. Valve addressed this bug in the new patch.

Dota 2 December 18 Patch Notes

Here is everything else that was fixed in the latest Dota 2 patch:

  • Fixed Bloodstone Area Of Effect bonus still active on passive abilities if it was dropped or sold
  • Fixed Bloodthorn mana regen being 3.0 instead of 3.5 from the sum of its components
  • Fixed Butterfly not counting hero's base attack speed for its bonuses
  • Fixed Cleave not working on magical attacks (i.e. Revenant's Brooch)
  • Fixed a rare server crash when toggling Doubloon
  • Fixed Khanda not doing lethal damage correctly
  • Fixed Khanda and Phylactery not sharing cooldowns
  • Fixed Tree Throw, Toss, Snowball, Soul Assumption and Sticky Bomb not triggering Phylactery/Khanda
  • Fixed incorrect interaction between Phylactery/Khanda and and Spectre Spectral Dagger
  • Fixed Phylactery/Khanda working on illusions
  • Fixed Meteor Hammer incorrectly giving more agility than intelligence
  • Fixed Parasma not granting 1.5 Mana Regen from its components
  • Fixed Revenant's Brooch incorrectly giving true strike
  • Fixed a server crash caused by interaction between Abaddon Apothic Shield expiring, Safety Bubble, and Blade Mail
  • Fixed Arc Warden Tempest Double not cloning Royal Jelly
  • Fixed Dawnbreaker Starbreaker sometimes not going in the direction targeted
  • Fixed non-ranged units getting true strike benefits of Drow Ranger Glacier
  • Fixed some cases where Drow Ranger could get stuck trying to leave her Glacier
  • Fixed Chen Penitence granting bonus attack range to Chen's melee creeps
  • Fixed Chen Divine Favor regeneration not applying to Chen's creeps
  • Fixed Chen level 10 talent Divine Favor Teleport delay talent not applying correctly
  • Fixed Invoker not being able to pick up Lotuses from the Lotus Pools
  • Fixed Juggernaut Blade Fury attack rate not updating if Juggernaut's Attack Speed changes.
  • Fixed Juggernaut Omnislash/Swift Slash not damaging ethereal units even with Revenant's Brooch
  • Fixed Juggernaut Blade Fury incorrect interaction with Harpoon
  • Fixed Lich Chain Frost not being affected by AOE Increase
  • Fixed items in the Bear's stash becoming lost when Lone Druid upgrades the Bear
  • Fixed Omniknight Guardian Angel charges not updating properly upon acquiring and dropping Aghanim's Scepter
  • Fixed Pangolier Shield Crash damage type not correctly changed to Physical Damage
  • Fixed a rare serve crash with Pudge Dismember
  • Fixed Silencer Last Word dealing less damage to creeps than intended
  • Fixed Black Dragon splash attack not working correctly
  • Fixed a few server crashes
  • Fixed various tooltip issues
  • Re-added Hero Names as an option for heroes on the minimap
  • Fixed minimap settings preview not scaling the arrow when scaling the icon
  • Fixed a bug where previewing persona items would sometimes show on the base model (or vice versa) in Armory / Loadout