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October 16, 2020

Cyber Hunter Revamp

Cyber Hunter Revamp

EpicDuel is now live with new weapons, new bots, new achievements, and an overhaul to the Cyber Hunter class!

 

New items

Xeno Ghoul and Spectral Bazookas

Visit Snork for new RARE auxiliaries and sidearms:

  • Xeno Ghoul Cannon
  • Xeno Spectral Blaster
  • Xeno Ghoul Shotgun
  • Xeno Spectral Shotgun

Visit Charfade for:

  • Rusted Mini Rex Mutation

Visit Big Tuna in the West Naval Yard for 2 vicious new bots!

  • Tactical Shark Drone P
  • Tactical Shark Drone E
    • Bloodletting Bite: Inflict a powerful bite with 30% lifesteal.
    • Grenade Storm: Unleash a barrage of grenades for 90% damage against 2 targets.

 

Home items

To complement the new Rusted Mini Rex, we're offering new statues for display in your homes!

  • Rusted Green Mini Rex Right
  • Rusted Green Mini Rex Left
  • Rusted Blue Mini Rex Right
  • Rusted Blue Mini Rex Left

 

New Achievement

Sports schedules have been unusual in 2020 to say the least, but we're ready with a new achievement for The Big Show 2020, available in the Achievement shop now!

 

Balance:

Cyber Hunter: 

  • Massacre becomes Photon Cannon: Use nanotech cannon to blast foes and debuff defenses 15% for #DUR turns. 10% HP gain.
  • Plasma Grenade: Throw a grenade dealing Energy Damage, reducing Resistance 20% for #DUR turns
  •  Pulse Punch: Strike an enemy with a chance to stuns

Stuns:

  • Stun Grenade: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Overload: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Maul: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Paralysis Coating: Stun chance reduced to 20%

 

Server Maintenance

Earlier this week, we brought down the servers for some maintenance and consolidation. The short, easy to digest version is that EpicDuel (Epic, Exile, and the Developer environment) is now hosted on a newer, more powerful computer. There may be some hiccups, but this should ultimately be a change for the better.

 

HeroMart Mogloween Shop!

The HeroMart Mogloween Shop is now live! Check it out to adorn your mortal frame with the latest spooky/scary designs!

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October 02, 2020

Mini Rex Resurgence!

Rusted Mini-Rex

Charfade had a few surprises saved in the back of her shop for those without Varium, but plenty of credits burning holes in their pockets! These Rusted Mini-Rexes have a mildly-less-potent special but pack the same powerful main attack! Plus, you can't really go wrong with the battle-damaged aesthetic! 

 

New items:

 

Sold by Charfade:

  • Rusted Mini Rex P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 7% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Rusted Mini Rex E: Fire an Energy beam with bonus damage of 7% of your target's max Health (Max 500)

Sold by Big Tuna:

  • Robo Shark Morph
  • Robo Shark Morph CC

 

New Achievement

 

MechQuest Anniversary: Launched 10-1-2007! That's 13 years of Mech-based combat! Thanks to Charfade and the Dragonoid, EpicDuel will always have a special connection to this exceptional RPG in Artix Entertainment's catalogue of games.

 

New Home Items

 

If the achievement weren't enough to show your MechQuest appreciation, stop by your home shop and take a gander at the latest offerings of MQ-themed banks and statues.

  • MechQuest Anniversary Bank R
  • MechQuest Anniversary Bank L
  • Mini MechQuest Statue R
  • Mini MechQuest Statue L

 

Balance

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Crippling Strike: 110% instead of 120% for initial strike.
  • Cores:
    • Revitalization: Healing cap reduced to 1300
    • Sea King's Spirit: Unlimited uses with a 4-turn cooldown. Also initial energy gain based on Resistance points (equivalent to Generator)
    • Sea King's Corruption: Increased health gain reduction to 45%
    • Hatchling Rush: Increased health gain reduction to 45%

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September 23, 2020

The Sea King's Treasure

Sea King's Treasure Promo Pack

Say "goodbye" to the Infernal Fantasy Gear and "hello" to the mighty Sea King's Treasure, now available for a limited time!


Sea King's Treasure

Forged at the bottom of Delta V's irradiated seas, the Sea King's Treasure is a mighty arsenal of weapons and armor design to devastate your foes with crippling attacks and lethal poisons. Crafted by the always amazing Bido and Deuce, this set should join the ranks of the finest items in EpicDuel.

  • Sea King's Protector
    • Sea King's Spirit: Active an aura that turns 50% of incoming damage into Energy.
  • Sea King's Executioner P
  • Sea King's Executioner E
  • Sea King's Wrath
  • Sea King's Terror
    • Sea King's Curse Remove target's armor (1 turn), sidearm (2 turns), and auxiliary (3 turns).
  • Sea King's Disruptor P
  • Sea King's Disruptor E
    • Sea King's Venom: Strike for 85% damage, afflicting target with incurable poison for 3 turns draining HP by 70 each round.
  • Sea King's Disintegrator P
  • Sea King's Disintegrator E
    • Sea King's Corruption: Reduces the effect of all healing by 40%.
  • Sea King's Cruiser (RARE)

This promotional package comes with a new Ultra-Rare achievement worth 2500 rating points: Sea King's Crest!

 

This package also includes batch of bonus cores that can be equipped to your existing weapons. This should allow maximum flexibility when constructing your ultimate builds!

 

New Hairstyles

Complement your new Sea King gear with 3 new styles! 

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Plasma Grenade, +1 Energy Damage every 0.38 Support instead of .35
    • Adaptive Offense: increase level 1 to 242, Increase by 19 with level 10 at 413.
    • Lvl 1 - 242
    • Lvl 2 - 261
    • Lvl 3 - 280
    • Lvl 4 - 299
    • Lvl 5 - 318
    • Lvl 6 - 337
    • Lvl 7 - 356
    • Lvl 8 - 375
    • Lvl 9 - 395
    • Lvl 10 - 413

 

Other Changes / Fixes

  • Hidden for many years, the Win% will now show on the leaderboards.
  • The character page links in game will now direct to the correct website.

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September 04, 2020

Echo in the Mines

Echo in the Mines

Echoes of war sound throughout the Infernal Mines. Relive one of the greatest conflicts of Delta V's history and spar against the Delta Vault!

Also, remember to stop by Thalyssa in the West Naval Yard to pick up any returning pirate gear you may have missed!

 

Relive the Delta Vault Battle!

Visit the War Memorial in the Infernal Mines to challenge a simulation of the Delta Vault from the original Infernal War! While Baelius' original diabolical design required an entire army to breach, this version can be bested in single combat. Since the level cap and power levels are higher now than in those days of Delta, a new Legendary variation is available to test your might against an opponent the best duelists of the day would struggle to defeat! As if the honor of triumph and a shiny new achievement weren't enough, the Legendary Vault is holding some treasures in the form of rare armor drops!

 

New Items

The War Memorial is also dispensing new throwbacks that the Infernal War, grenades! Available as equitable cores, these limited skills can provide interesting strategies to throw your opponents off guard and turn the tide of battle. No duelist should leave the mines without one! Lawman's orders!

  • Soldier's Grenade P x25
    • Compact grenade dealing 120% Physical damage.
  • Soldier's Grenade E x25
    • Compact grenade dealing 120% Energy damage.
  • Om Nom Bomb P x25
    • Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 35% Physical damage to HP.
  • Om Nom Bomb E x25
    • Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 35% Energy damage to HP.
  • Magma Grenade P x25
    • Physical grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (1.5 per level) for 4 turns.
  • Magma Grenade E x25
    • Energy grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (1.5 per level) for 4 turns.
  • 4234 Short Circuit Grenade P x25
    • A grenade that deals Physical damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Short Circuit Grenade E x25
    • A grenade that deals Energy damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Crystal Grenade x25
    • A grenade that reduces the target's energy by 40% of normal strike damage.
  • Stalagrenade P x25
    • Hardened Physical grenade that ignores 25% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Stalagrenade E x25
    • Hardened Energy grenade that ignores 25% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Hammer Grenade P x25
    • 85% Physical damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.
  • Hammer Grenade E x25
    • 85% Energy damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.

One new core is now available at VendBots to help provide a sidearm-based counterattack for Credit-only players against healing builds.

  • Piercing Shot
    • Reduce defense/resistance 10% and healing 20% for 3 turns.

 

Hairstyles

To match the Legendary Delta Vault's drops, everyone will have access to 3 new styles! You're not afraid of bugs are you?

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Plasma Grenade: Stat requirement Dexterity starting at 15 and increase 2 per level with a max of 33.
    • Gene Augment: Move req max 42 Dexterity instead of Support
  • Cores:
    • Revitalization: Now heals for a maximum of 1700 HP. Legendary points can increase this cap. The skill can be impacted by healing reduction cores like Hatchling Rush and Shell Shocker.
    • Tranquility: HP cap raised to 650

 

Enjoy your long weekend, Duelists! We'll be taking a break next week then returning in force the week after with a NEW promotional package! Also, the bonus Varium that's come with all the top packages since Spring will be ending September 14! Have a great weekend and Duel On!

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August 28, 2020

Titan's Birthday Bonus!

Titan's Birthday Bounty

Titan's inventory has been updated again with several new items, including some new, completely non-threatening padded weapons if you'd rather take a friendlier approach to dueling! We've also included some significant balance adjustments to Cyber Hunters and Mercenaries.

Be sure to keep your twitter feed open this weekend as EpicDuel Devs, Mods, and Testers drop several new prize codes for new rare armors! 

 

New Items

Visit Titan in his Frysteland lair to browse his inventory of new sidearms and auxiliary weapons, including a food-based armor! Don't wear it around Titan if he skipped lunch or you might find yourself missing an arm!

  • Titan's Executioner Blaster P
  • Titan's Executioner Blaster E
  • Titan's Executioner Bow P
  • Titan's Executioner Bow E
  • Angry Frank Costume
  • Bludgeon of the Fallen P
  • Bludgeon of the Fallen E
  • Executioner of the Fallen P
  • Executioner of the Fallen E

 

New Styles

The style shop has been updated with 2 wild new styles!

 

Balance

Several skills have been buffed with added effects to improve their usefulness and encourage build diversity. Of particular focus has been the skills of Cyber Hunters, who can often struggle in protracted fights.

  • Mercenary
    • Intimidate: Added a 10% Defense reduction
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Neurotoxin: Adds a 20% decrease of healing
    • Adaptive offense: Improves with Technology instead of Strength
    • Static Charge: Improve with Technology instead of Support
    • Plasma Grenade: Improve with Support instead of Technology
    • Malfunction: Scaling changed to improve with every 3.8 Support instead of 3.5
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Crippling Strike: Lower base cost to 85 and increase by 25 per level and keep max at 30% with a max cost of 310

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August 21, 2020

Titan's Birthday Bounty!

Happy Birthday to Titan!

The mysterious and mighty Titan has completed another revolution around the sun (which sun, though?) and it's now time for another round of belated birthday loot!

 

New Titan Items!

Visit Titan's home on Frysteland's frigid peak to browse a new bounty of Titan-themed weapons created by artist Tomcat/Deuce! Plus, Color Customizeable version of past favorites have been added to the shop for maximum coordination!

  • Swords
    • Titan's Executioner Sword P
    • Titan's Executioner Sword E
    • Titan's Triumph CC P
    • Titan's Triumph CC E
  • Wrist Blades
    • Titan's Executioner Blades P
    • Titan's Executioner Blades E
  • Mauls/Axes
    • Titan's Executioner Maul P
    • Titan's Executioner Maul E
  • Staffs
    • Titan's Executioner Staff P
    • Titan's Executioner Staff E
  • Mutating Weapons
    • Titan's Terror CC P
    • Titan's Terror CC E
  • Vehicles
    •  Platinum Burger Bike
  • Styles
    • A new CC Titan style has been added to the character customizer if you ever wanted a CC version of a burger head to complete your food-themed look!

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