Finally got to try out the reworked Silencer last night, far more interesting and enjoyable to play now. Played four games and randomed him three times. The change which really got me excited fixed one of my biggest complaints with the hero: Last Word's intelligence steal was obnoxiously picky requiring the enemy hero to die while in range (750 iirc) and silenced by Last Word. The intelligence steal, for anyone unaware, is now a flat 2 int from any enemy hero that dies within 900 range of Silencer and here's the big change: this effect is now tied to the Glaives of Wisdom skill. A nifty addition to that is if an enemy dies to a Glaive, even outside of 900 range (say they Force Staff'd while the projectile was in flight) Silencer still steals int. Gives much more incentive to gank, and to team fight. The game as a whole is shifting towards player kills as a greater means of gold and exp, it's a good fit for this. Last Word's change to work better with this is also awesome. Damage and silence if the ttarget enemy casts a spell within 5 seconds, damage, silence and disarm if they don't. Starting at 150 damage this can be a mean level one nuke, and levelling it early goes all the way up to 300 damage. It changes Silencer's playstyle to be much more active and direct, it allows you to deal much more direct damage than Curse of the Silent and actually gives you a castable silence other than your ult. What a concept for Silencer to have a silence! A final small change which actually makes a huge difference for how much I enjoy the hero was a mana cost tweak on Curse of the Silent. It now starts at 75 mana and goes up in cost. It's now a much stronger harrassing tool as it can be used far more requently at low level and against many heroes will cost less mana than the spells they'll be casting to remove it. Pick yourself up a Sage's Mask to go into an Orchid later and you'll have plenty of regen to force any hero out of mana (KotL excluded). It's a bit late, but that's my thoughts on the changes. Much needed and very well done.