Dota 2 March 17 patch notes: Muerta receives a number of buffs

Muerta's abilities have been tweaked in a minor patch (Image via Dota 2)

The latest addition to the Dota 2 roster has been a mixed bag for the community in general. While some have enjoyed the hero as unique and fun, others have considered her abilities and kit to be disappointing. The recently released March 17 Dota 2 update sees the developers at Valve add a slew of buffs to Muerta while addressing some of these issues.

Muerta officially arrived with patch 7.32e in Dota 2. The new hero was first announced with a short clip during The International 2022. The Ranged Carry can be used as a Nuker and Disabler, with her abilities involving trickshots, the summoning of spirits, a passive ability of an extra gunshot, and an ethereal ultimate form.

Everything you need to know about the March 17 Dota 2 update involving Muerta

The official patch notes for the update can be found on the Steam page of the game. They are as follows:

Gameplay Update


  • Base Attack Time improved from 1.7s to 1.6s
  • Dead Shot Ricochet Fear Duration decreased from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2.0s to 1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6s
  • Pierce the Veil Duration increased by 0.35s to account for Transform Duration
  • Pierce the Veil Bonus Attack Damage increased from 50/75/100 to 50/100/150
  • Level 25 Talent +20% Gunslinger Chance replaced with The Calling Summons 2 additional revenants
  • Level 20 Talent The Calling Summons 2 additional revenants replaced with Talent +20% Gunslinger Chance
  • Level 15 Talent +25 Damage increased to +35 Damage
Some Muerta Gameplay changes from earlier today ICYMI. #Dota2

The patch notes make it clear that the developers are trying to address some of the community's criticism and feedback regarding Muerta's status as a carry hero. The changes in Base Attack time, the swapping of the level 20 and 25 talents, the tweaks to Pierce the Veil, and the change in Level 15 talent could positively affect Muerta's pick rate and win rate amongst players.

According to Dotabuff, Muerta currently enjoys a win rate that hovers around 45-47% across various ranks, with a win rate ranging from 10% to 14%. It remains to be seen how the recent buffs will change these stats.

The Dead Reckoning Update is here, featuring the new hero Muerta, the Dead Reckoning treasure and mini-game, a host of new features, and Gameplay Update 7.32e.

One of the main criticisms from players has been regarding the hero's mobility. Some have wondered whether Valve will be addressing this when Aghanim's Shard and Aghanim's Scepter skills arrive for the hero. Apart from the debut of Muerta, patch 7.32e has also brought a couple of changes to the current meta.

The multiple nerfs to Lina and her abilities have seen the pick rate of the hero drop significantly. Players have also begun building Meteor Hammer on a larger pool of Dota 2 heroes after its channeling time was reduced by half a second.

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