Created on by Noya

Apply Hero and Creep modifier durations

I came up with this method after kritth showed us that you can directly add a "Duration" key value to an "ApplyModifier" block and the use of the "Target" block without a Radius (defaulting to 0).

Basically, abusing the datadriven system we can do this on any event:

"ApplyModifier"
{
"ModifierName" "modifier_name"
"Target"
{
"Center" "TARGET"
"Types" "DOTA_UNIT_TARGET_HERO"
}
"Duration" "%hero_duration"
}
"ApplyModifier"
{
"ModifierName" "modifier_name"
"Target"
{
"Center" "TARGET"
"Types" "DOTA_UNIT_TARGET_BASIC"
}
"Duration" "%creep_duration"
}

modifier_name being any modifier without a "Duration" specified directly in its block.

Hopefully this will make many codes that need to apply different duration to hero and creeps way better to read and polish. Until now I was using Lua to define the different duration but after seeing this system it's just way better.