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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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Nightwraith

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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Nightwraith

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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Nightwraith

August 14, 2020

Charfade's Mini Rex!

Mini Rex

Charfade's workshop has just rolled out it's most powerful creation yet, The Mini Rex Robot! This new bot is available in a variety of damage configurations to match your strategy!


New Items!

Visit Charfade's workshop in the Barren's Outpost to browse her stock of new robots with a travel form to match!

  • Charfade's Mini Rex P
    • Dino Bite P: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Physical damage.
    • Dino Fire P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex E
    • Dino Bite E: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Energy damage.
    • Dino Fire E: Fire a beam of Energy with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex PxE
    • Dino Bite P: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Physical damage.
    • Dino Fire E: Fire a beam of Energy with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex ExP
    • Dino Bite E: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Energy damage.
    • Dino Fire P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Mini Rex Mutation: /fire command enabled!

 

New Hairstyles!

Access the style change for 2 new hairstyles. Additionally an error was corrected in which hairstyles 290-298 were no displaying on any classes. These hairstyles should now be available to view and purchase.

 

Home items

Want to display Charfade's lovely new creations inside your home? The Home Item Shop has you covered with Mini Rex statues sporting a striking variety of luxurious color schemes!

  • Green Mini Rex Right
  • Green Mini Rex Left
  • Blue Mini Rex Right
  • Blue Mini Rex Left
  • Purple Mini Rex Right
  • Purple Mini Rex Left
  • Magenta Mini Rex Right
  • Magenta Mini Rex Left
  • Gold Mini Rex Right
  • Gold Mini Rex Left
  • Platinum Mini Rex Right
  • Platinum Mini Rex Left

 

Balance:

Power up with new balance changed impacting most classes, including a large buff of Mercenaries!

  • Tech Mage
    • Malfunction: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity; Required stat switched to Dexterity
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Massacre: Starts at 50% instead of 40%; Increases by 10% to max out at 140%; Increased energy cost per level of 30
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Crippling Strike: 2 turn cool down
  • Mercenary
    • Berzerker: Added HP gain on 15% of damage; Required weapon: Maul; 3 round cool down
    • Adrenaline: Increased % of Rage gain per level
      • Lvl 1 - 15
        Lvl 2 - 17
        Lvl 3 - 19
        Lvl 4 - 21
        Lvl 5 - 23
        Lvl 6 - 25
        Lvl 7 - 27
        Lvl 8 - 28
        Lvl 9 - 29
        Lvl 10 - 30
    • A bug was fixed in Adrenaline that was preventing the skill form working correctly.

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Nightwraith

July 31, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Rides Again!

Infernal Fantasy Bike

Infernal Fantasy Bike!

The Infernal Fantasy Gear package is already an incredible deal loaded with new weapons, armor, and powerful cores, but that deal is about to get  even sweeter! With today's release, the Infernal Fantasy Bike will be added to the Infernal Fantasy promotional package for all future buyers. Do you already own the Infernal Fantasy Gear? Awesome! You'll receive the bike for free within a few hours of the release! This bike is tagged Rare and will only be offered with this promotion. After the package leaves the store, it will not be offered in game again!

 

New Styles!

Haircut looking a little stale and...wild? We've added 24 new styles for all classes and genders!

Balance:

We've made some important changes to balance over the last few weeks. The biggest is definitely the introduction of Level 6 Focus, which should produce some interesting builds and counter-builds. We've also buffed some of the cores included in the Infernal Fantasy package!

  • Level 6 Focus unlocked at 50 points in each Stat.
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Static Charge: 85% damage and blockable
  • Blood Mage:
    • Deadly Aim: Stat requirement changed to Dex
  • Mana Burst: Buffed to 40%
  • Feeding Frenzy: Buff to 85% damage
  • Revitalization: Defense / Resistance reduction reduced to 10% from 25% 

 

Varium Sale Final Extension!

Our Summer sale has been extended once again for the final time! Since this Summer has been a trying time for all of us (I hate it when companies say that, but it's still true!) we've decided to carry this current sale through to September 14th! You've still got plenty of time to take advantage of this great deal on Varium or other currencies from the rest of the extensive library of Artix Entertainment games!

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Nightwraith

July 17, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

Infernal Fantasy Gear

Forged in the heat and pressure of the Infernal Mines, the new Infernal Fantasy set channels otherworldly powers that are sure to impress your friends and terrify your foes!

 

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

For a limited time in EpicDuel, you can purchase the full Infernal Fantasy Gear set, which includes new weapons, cores, and armor! These amazing items were forged with great care and talent by artists Bido and Deuce!

  • Infernal Fantasy Buster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Buster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka P
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka E
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear P
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear E
  • Infernal Fantasy Knight
  • Infernal Fantasy Bike

To give you an edge in battle, this new set comes pre-equipped with 4 new Active cores designed to greatly enhance survivability and damage output!

  • Revitalization (Armor): Sacrifice Armor's Defense / Resistance and an extra 25% for 6 turns for up to 1700 HP.
  • Focused Fury (Primary): Attack with fury, dealing primary damage plus 12% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • TrueShot (Gun): Deal 95% Sidearm damage, increasing by 5% per round, (135% max).
  • Mana Burst (Auxiliary): Reduce enemy energy by 40% of normal auxiliary damage.

This package also comes with an Ultra Rare Infernal Fantasy achievement as a special thanks for supporting EpicDuel!


New Cores:

The VendBots across Delta V have received a new stock of Passive and Active cores to aid in your future battles!

  • War Commander (Gun) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • War Commander (Aux) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • Health Reserve x25: Restore health based on your armor’s defense
  • Energy Reserve x25: Restore energy based on your armor’s resistance
  • Thrown Shot x25: Throw away your shot, destroying your sidearm for 500 HP


Balance:

Strength builds should see higher damage as the Strength Divisors for determining Primary Damage have been adjusted to provide more damage per point of strength for the higher tiers of diminishing returns:

  • Before 55 Strength: 0.42  = 2.4 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 55 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 85 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 100 Strength: 0.75 = 1.33 points of damage increase per point of Strength

 

Summer Varium Sale

The Summer Varium sale that started months ago is nearing its end, tentatively scheduled to end July 31st. Though it's possible the sale could be extended further, you don't want to wait too long to guarantee you get the best value for your money in EpicDuel while also getting the newest weapons and cores on Delta V!

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