After every players have picked their heroes, it enters strategy phase.
Rules Bots will replace players who leave in this mode The following heroes are available: Ability Draft (AD) edit Players are given a random hero from a pool of all heroes with 4 abilities.
Half of the heroes that were voted on will be randomly selected and banned.Rules 5 seconds for each ability pick The following heroes are unavailable: 1v1 Solo Mid (SM) edit Play 1v1 against another player in the middle lane.75 seconds pre-creep time, instead of the default.Ogre Magi, fireblast damage increased from 55/110/165/220 to 60/120/180/240.The same rule is applied in Unranked Matchmaking.The game starts with a random pool of 27 heroes (9 Strength, 9 Agility, 9 Intelligence).Ranked All Pick edit, in this mode all heroes are available.Each captain has 30 seconds to make a pick and 35 seconds to select a ban when it is their turn.After each match, player's matchmaking rating (MMR) will increase or decrease based on the game result.Initial pre-picking time is 5 seconds.Event Game Modes edit Several game modes are released for a limited time during certain holiday and special events.Enchanted Mangoes, to one.Side towers are invulnerable.They will bring theirs.Teams have up to 25 seconds to pick a hero.From Dota 2 Wiki, jump to: navigation, search, general edit, daily Bonus Hero changed from two.Unranked Matchmaking edit All Pick (AP) edit In this mode all heroes are available.
Ancient Apparition, ice Vortex mana cost reduced from 80/90/100/110 to 65/80/95/110.
Event Duration: October 30, 2012 - November 15, 2012 Event Page: Diretide Version History edit See also edit.