Dota 2's New Bloom Festival is continuing its daily updates, this time revealing another new hero to the lineup - the Phoenix. Using fire attacks to slow, damage and burn enemies over time, many of the Phoenix's abilities sacrifice the users health in order to deal substantial amounts of damage, either direct or over time.
In addition to the new hero, players will also be able to relive battles just like a phoenix rising from its ashes with the new Takeover Mode. In these matches, players can take control of characters at any point during any replay created after the New Bloom update. From that point on, the game progresses as normal, enabling you to change the original outcome. As Takeovers are considered new matches, replays can be created from these as well, spawning a web of replay possibilities.
A mechanical addition will also accompany the New Bloom update: the ping ability. By holding ALT and selecting an ability, players can effectively mark said ability – this will inform players when the power is recharged, or how long they have to wait until it is.
The New Bloom Festival begins January 31st with the new update, which you can check out at the official splash pages for day one