Dota 2 Patch 7.28 Notes: Mistwood update is live; New hero Hoodwink & Aghanim's Shard for all heroes

The highly anticipated Mistwood update is finally live on Dota 2. In this article, we will give you all the important Patch 7.28 notes, details about the new hero Hoodwink and all the important features of the latest Mistwood update in Dota 2 Patch 7.28

Despite Valve taking its own time for the release of the Mistwood update, the massive 1.2 GB upgrade to Dota 2 includes a slew of features and new neutral items, while phasing out some of the older ones. 

However, the two most important aspects of the Dota 2 Patch 7.28 Mistwood update is the introduction of Hoodwink, the new hero promised by Valve last month, and the inclusion of Aghanim's shard. 

Apart from this, the Mistwood update includes a lots of fixes to heroes, their skills and most of the items in the game. If you want to check out all the changes to heroes and items, you can check out the Mistwood update Dota 2 Patch 7.28 notes here

Mistwood update: Features & Skills of Hoodwink 

The latest hero, Hoodwink, is a ranged disabler who is very elusive and versatile. We have a small piece of introduction for everyone to read and understand what she is all about. 

“Always at hand when trouble’s afoot, Hoodwink lives to tangle with the threats that fill the haunted forest she has adopted as her home. Toting a massive crossbow while still able to scurry through the woodland with the greatest of ease, Hoodwink is nearly impossible to keep tabs on in battle.”

She packs quite a punch, and is very good at destroying squishy heroes. She can also disable and deal significant damage to other core heroes too. Her skillset is totally worthy of being mentioned:

  • Acorn Shot: Hoodwink fires an attack with an acorn at the target unit which then bounces to nearby targets, slowing them and dealing bonus damage. When targeted on the ground, a tree is created at the target position but the added bounce is lost.
  • Bushwack: Tosses a net trap that stunts enemy heroes if they are near a tree in the area. Affected enemies are pulled towards the tree and have their vision reduced to zero for the duration of the stun.
  • Scurry: Hoodwink passively has a chance to evade physical attacks while near trees. Can be activated to gain bonus movement speed, phased collision, and tree-walking for a brief period of time.
  • Sharpshooter: Hoodwink charges up and fires a deadly bolt from her crossbow, dealing heavy damage, slow and Break to an enemy hero. The damage and de-buff duration scale up in time with her charge.

Aghanim's Shard in Patch 7.28

This is a new item based on an old concept, which is being introduced in the Mistwood update along with Patch 7.28. It will cost you 1,400 gold and can only be purchased after 20 minutes have gone by. 

It is a consumable, just like the Aghanim's blessing. When you purchase it, it will either upgrade on of your existing abilities, or it will gran you a brand new ability to use. 

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