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May 15, 2020

Balance Update 5-15-2020

Some of our changes from last week were, to put it lightly, overtuned, so we've done another major pass on the classes to be less punative to certain classes. The biggest change is to Blood Shield, which will now boost a percentage of Resistance plus offer a Technology boost. This is to better synergize the Blood Mage's defense with their offensive capabilities. Medic remains a difficult problem to solve as certain classes rely on heal loops too survive, which leads to longer battles, which can be annoying if you're going for daily wins and the only way to win is making battles as long as possible. Hopefully this update will bring us closer to a happy medium.


  • Field Medic (Tactical Mercenary and Cyber Hunter): 
    • Return to 3 turn cooldown
    • Improves with every 3.5 Support instead of 2.5
  • Field Medic (Blood Mage and Bounty Hunter):
    • Improves with every 1.5 Support instead of 2.5
  • Field Medic (Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Tech Mage, Blood Mage):
    • New improvement step for each level:
    • Lvl 1: 165 
    • Lvl 2: 190 
    • Lvl 3: 215 
    • Lvl 4: 250
    • Lvl 5: 285
    • Lvl 6: 320 
    • Lvl 7: 355 
    • Lvl 8: 390 
    • Lvl 9: 435 
    • Lvl 10: 480
  • Blood Shield:
    • Sacrifice 90 Health to activate an Energy Shield and Technology boost for you or an ally
    • Grants a % Resistance Boost instead of Points
    • Grants points of Technology to make combo with the others skills
  • Energy Parasite
    • 3 turn Duration 
    • Level 1 set to 6% up to level 10 at 15%
  • Deadly Aim (Blood Mage): 
    • Requires Support instead of Technology
  • Static grenade: 
    • 70% damage instead of 50%
  • Frenzy: 
    • 1 turn warmup
    • Removed energy requirement. Was too punative to low levels
  • Pyro Fly:
    • 1 turn warmup


Coming Up

Spring Cleaning!

In the next few weeks, we're going to be doing a bit of spring cleaning in EpicDuel, removing some missions and items that have outstayed their welcome. If you haven't already done the Ultraloop missions, we recommend completing them soon, along with grabbing any associated rares you've been meaning to collect. An upcoming mission chain will alter the face of the Wasteland permanently!

New Infernal Fantasy Weapons!

In the coming weeks, also expect a brand new weapon set from EpicDuel and AQW artist, Bido! They are most excellent and may even replace the Celtic Hunter Weapons as a new promo set! They'll need some mighty skills to compete against the current set of promo cores, though!

New Suggestion Shop!

Another project we'd like to undertake soon is to do another round of Suggestion Shop items! It's been years since we've done a Suggestion Shop and it would be a great opportunity to dust off those creative chops and submit your latest and greatest ideas to the official AE Forum Suggestion Topic! This is better than Twitter since it's more likely we'll see your submission and easier to associate your art with your in-game name to receive proper credit! There's not a set date of this shop as we'd like to give everyone some time to create submissions, but don't wait too long!

Of course, those are just 3 of many new updates coming to EpicDuel over the next few months. We have to leave room for some surprises, after all!

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