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Nightwraith

March 27, 2020

Dage 2020 Finale

Dage 2020 Finale

Dage's inventory has been updated for the last time this season and we saved the best for last. Grab the limited Living Sin or Undead Sin with all their variants while they last! Also, we're pleased to reward our EpicDuel YouTubers with new rare achievements!

 

Youtube Achievements

We have achievements to reward artsts and Wiki contributors, but nothing for the hard-working EpicDuel videographers.  To remedy that, we've added several new achievements to reward players who have created EpicDuel video content for YouTube. General Artix Entertainment video content is appreciated, but these achievements will only apply to EpicDuel videos.

  • Epic Videographer (publish at least one EpicDuel video with over 200 views)
    • This achievement can evolve with multiple videos over the 200 view count.
  •  Epic Viral Videographer (publish one EpicDuel video with over 10,000 views)

Please note that because we don't have a way to link YouTube accounts to EpicDuel accounts, these achievements will be manually awarded. We love to see new EpicDuel videos, but older videos will still count for the achievements. Also, videos deemed offensive or inappropriate will not count towards the achievements. Cheat engine and scam videos obviously won't count and will be reported.

If you have some old videos you're particularly proud of or intend to create some new content, share them in the #EpicDuelYoutube tag on Twitter!

 

New Weapons!

Dage's inventory has been updated with some gloriously grotesque new weapons, including the Living Sin, along with CC variants! The new Dage will count towards the Dage Collector 2020 achievement if you don't already have it!

 

  • Living Sin
  • Undead Sin
  • Living Sin CC
  • Undead Sin CC
  • Living Sin's Carnage
  • Undead Sin's Carnage
  • Legion Overfiend Reapers P
  • Legion Overfiend Reapers E
  • Legion Overfiend Axe P
  • Legion Overfiend Axe E
  • Legion Overfiend Summoner P
  • Legion Overfiend Summoner E
  • Legion Conjurer Blades P
  • Legion Conjurer Blades E
  • Legion Conjurer Axe P
  • Legion Conjurer Axe E
  • Legion Conjurer Staff P
  • Legion Conjurer Staff E

For spring-themed weapons, check out the Bio Guard outside the Biological Preserve:

  • Toxic Xeno Pistol P
  • Toxic Xeno Pistol E
  • Toxic Xeno Cannon P
  • Toxic Xeno Cannon E


Home Items

Decorate up your Undead Legion crypt with these deliciously deadly decorations!

  • Desolation Crest
  • Undead Desolation Crest
  • Living Sin Trophy
  • Undead Sin Trophy
  • Monster Skull
  • Scattered Bones
  • Demon Skull Right
  • Demon Skull Left
  • Demon Wall Skull Right
  • Demon Wall Skull Left
  • Roasted Skeleton Right
  • Roasted Skeleton Left
  • Cthul Grave

 

Core Update

  • Hunter's Mark: This skill was only modifying the afflicted player's chance to connect. It now modifies chance to connect and the chance for attackers to connect against the afflicted player.

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Nightwraith

March 13, 2020

Celtic Hunter Gear

Celtic Hunter Gear

Be among the first to possess the awesome Celtic Hunter Gear! This set of 8 new weapons, 3 new skill cores, and one ultra-rare achievement are now available!

 

Celtic Hunter Gear

These gorgeous weapons designed by ED and AQ3D artist Charfade are among the most impressive in-game. Get the complete collection with the new promotional package available now!

  • Blazing Celtic Hunter
  • Mystic Celtic Hunter
  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow

New Skill Cores:

  • Hunter's Mark (Primary): Reduce block chance 50%; reduce Def/Res 25% 
  • Skull Cracker (Sidearm): Use your gun as a melee weapon to deal 125% damage. 
  • Trueshot (Auxiliary): Deal 105% Auxiliary damage, increasing by 5% per round, (140% max).

 

Achievements

  • Dage's Friday The 13th: Purchase this seasonal achievement from the shop while it lasts!
  • Celtic Hunter: This achievement is only available with purchase of the Celtic Hunter Gear promotional pack.

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Nightwraith

March 06, 2020

Dage's 2020 Collection

Dage 2020

Spring has almost arrived at Delta V, and already the spring seasonal rares are blooming! Collect new weapon and achievements celebrate Dage's Birthday while boosting your rating score!

 

Achievements

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes some fleeting achievements that will be retired permanently. Congratulations to those who were able to collect them and get a step closer to a Diamond rating!

  • Big Game LIV
  • Australia Day 2020
  • Black Mamba Forever (Recategorized as General instead of Seasonal)

This update will also introduce 2 new achievements that can be earned by adding some quality Dage items to your collection!

  • Dage Collector 2020 - Awarded for buying a 2020 Dage item.
  • Dage's CC Desolation - A mighty reward for the wielders of the Dage's CC Desolation. This will be retroactive for those who already purchased one or both CC items last week. Please allow some time to receive the achievement. Stock of these two rare swords remain, but when they are fully depleted, they will never be available again.

 

Unlocked cores

The seasonal Celtic/Lucky weapons are some of the most fashionable in EpicDuel, but with locked cores, they don't fit every build. Their Lucky Strike cores have been unlocked to allow these weapons to be included in more builds.

New Weapons!

  • Bio Guard - Mew seasonal spring weapons created by Junny Osan have been added to the Bio Guard just outside the Biological Preserve!
    • Toxic Xeno Slayer P
    • Toxic Xeno Slayer E
    • Toxic Xeno Blades P
    • Toxic Xeno Blades E
    • Toxic Xeno Axe P
    • Toxic Xeno Axe E
    • Toxic Xeno Staff P
    • Toxic Xeno Staff E
  • Dage the Evil - Visit Dage the Evil at the base of the Wasteland Minetower to collect the latest 2020 Undead Legion gear and earn a new acheivement!
    • Necro Paragon Sword P
    • Necro Paragon Sword E
    • Legion SoulKeeper P
    • Legion SoulKeeper E
    • Legion Slayer Sword P
    • Legion Slayer Sword E
    • Death Caster Scythe P
    • Death Caster Scythe E
    • Legion Overfiend Scythe P
    • Legion Overfiend Scythe E

 

Faction Titles

It wasn't mentioned in any previous post so I'm clarifying here that 4 Faction Titles have been established. Very few faction shave attained such scores, but those who have should now see their proper title instead of an error message.

Immortals = 15000000
Immortal Champions = 20000000
Immortal Legends = 25000000
Eternal Legends = 30000000


Next Week

The much-hyped Celtic Hunter promotional package will arrive next Friday, complete with new potent skill cores sure to spice up battles! Also, expect new achievements and the return of Friday the 13th items (and maybe some new ones)!

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Nightwraith

February 28, 2020

Merry Dage-mas!

Merry Dage-mas!

This week we welcome the return of Dage's awesome arsenal of weapons and mutations while we introduce a first for EpicDuel: Color Customizable Weapons!

 

Balance Changes

  • Tactical Reload (aux and gun): 3 turn warm up
  • Intimidate (Blood Mage): improves every 4 support.
  • Fire Rain: just a bit buff, improves every 0.40 support.
  • Blood Commander: Lifesteal reduced to 55% of Stregth from 65%
  • Static Grenade: Sender absorbs 70% of the drained energy. Base values increased +15 Energy Points per level
    Lvl 1 = 90
    Lvl 2 = 105
    Lvl 3 = 120
    Lvl 4 = 135
    Lvl 5 = 150
    Lvl 6 = 165
    Lvl 7 = 180
    Lvl 8 = 195
    Lvl 9 = 210
    Lvl 10 = 225
  • Memory Leak: Cooldown increased to 4 from 3

 

Merry Dage-mas!

Dage the Evil's EpicDuel seasonal rares have returned a bit early this year! Since there was no prior warning, this will be your last opportunity to collect them before most of them go permanently rare. This change will occur next Friday upon the new update!

Nightmare Dage is also returning with 3 new potential drops:

  • Dage's Capeless Nightmare
  • Nightmare Dage's Desolation P
  • Nightmare Dage's Desolation E

Dage will also offer some revamped rare weapons representing a new feature to EpicDuel: Color Customizable Weapons!

  • Dage's CC Desolation P
  • Dage's CC Desolation E

These two weapons are limited to 150 quantity each and will go permanently rare once they're gone! Expect more CC weapons in the future!

 

Celtic Weapon Preview

Charfade is still hard at work vectorizing her latest masterpiece! This set is shaping up to be one the prettiest yet to ever grace Delta V!

Celtic Stag Sword

Celtic Stag Blades

Celtic Stag Hammer

Celtic Stag Staff

Celtic Stag Guns

Achievements

Since we're nearly at the 11 year anniversary of EpicDuel's first Alpha release, everyone is able to collect the Eleven Year Alpha achievement in the achievement shop. 

For collectors who have been sleeping on the shop and need some more rating points to hit that next star tier, three achievements are disappearing next Friday with the next update: 

  • Big Game LIV
  • Australia Day 2020
  • Black Mamba Forever

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Titan

February 22, 2020

Coming Soon: EpicDuel Tournaments!

Tournaments Coming Soon

Today's update with introduce some awesome new legendary items and legendary variants, but the real meat is the announcement of the first exciting new feature of 2020: Tournaments!

 

Tournaments? Tournaments!

Titan and I have teamed up once again to develop a new feature for EpicDuel: Tournaments! Tournaments, as a feature, aren't completely new to EpicDuel. Some of you who have been with EpicDuel since...around 2012-2013 may remember the Golden Yeti Tournament, in which players who preordered the Omega Packages got a ticket to participate in a tournament. Over a period of 2 weeks, ticket owners accumulated points for 1v1, 2v2, and Juggernaut victories, and the competitors with the most points would earn achievements and prizes based on placement. In this case, the top 100 players would earn an achievement to indicate their placement and the coveted Golden Yeti bot, one of the rarest items in game.

Golden Yeti Standings

This system was cool and exciting, but unfortunately, it wasn't built in a way that would allow expansion or re purposing for future events and was removed entirely from the engine some time after the event concluded. The new tournament system is being built fresh, with some inspiration from the original event.  

With the new system, tournaments can be scheduled in advance with a set time. Each placement tier (Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze) can receive different prizes. Tournament tickets can be included with promotional packages acquired in-game or both. When the time period to enlist in the tournament draws closer, it will be announced to offer a chance to participate to as many people as possible. The feature is still under construction, but it's coming together very quickly. Hopefully, we'll see some old characters from the old phases dusted off to attempt to climb to the top of the boards once again!

 

New Legendary Items

Some beautiful new Legendary weapons have been added to the shops on Titan's Peak in Frysteland! They'll definitely make amazing additions to any collection!

  • Legendary Arsenal
    • Fleshreaver P
    • Fleshreaver E
  • Exquisite Legendary Arsenal
    • Angelic Radiance P
    • Angelic Radiance E
    • Angelic Oblivion P
    • Angelic Oblivion E
  • Epic Legendary Arsenal
    • Dage's Capeless Paragon
    • Dage's Capeless Paragon CC
    • Dage's Capeless Gld Paragon
    • Dage's Capeless Plat Paragon
    • Platinum Angelic Radiance P
    • Platinum Angelic Radiance E
    • Platinum Angelic Oblivion P
    • Platinum Angelic Oblivion E
    • Diamond Dage's Desolation P
    • Diamond Dage's Desolation E

 

War Balance

  • The total war score is still overcompensating and setting a longer war duration that would be exciting. This total score was dropped on both sides by 600,000 to put the war in a more reasonable range.
  • Slightly increase War Drop base rate to 39% from 35%.
  • Slightly reduced Juggernaut War Drop multiplier to incentivize other battle types.

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Nightwraith

February 14, 2020

Regal Heart Gear

Regal Heart Gear

For this Valentine's Day update, EpicDuel is bursting at the seams with new weapons, armors, home items, and hairstyles for your enjoyment!

 

New Items!

Visit the Legendary Arsenal and the Alydroid for new weapons and armors crafted with care by Bido and Deuce!

New Weapons now available at the Legendary Arsenal!

  • Radiant Battle Blades P
  • Radiant Battle Blades E
  • Radiant Battle Axe P
  • Radiant Battle Axe E
  • Radiant Battle Staff P
  • Radiant Battle Staff E
  • Radiant Battle Blaster P
  • Radiant Battle Blaster E
  • Radiant Battle Bow P
  • Radiant Battle Bow E

New Weapons and Armors now available at Alydroid!

  • Regal Heart Claymore P
  • Regal Heart Claymore E
  • Regal Heart Great Blade P
  • Regal Heart Great Blade E
  • Regal Heart Short Sword P
  • Regal Heart Short Sword E
  • Regal Heart Splicers P
  • Regal Heart Splicers E
  • Regal Heart Mallet P
  • Regal Heart Mallet E
  • Regal Heart Staff P
  • Regal Heart Staff E
  • Regal Heart Hand Cannon P
  • Regal Heart Hand Cannon E
  • Regal Heart Cannon P
  • Regal Heart Cannon E
  • Regal Heart Armor
  • Regal Heart Armor CC

 

Home Items

Enjoy new home items dedicated to the film debut of a video game legend!

  • Giant Emerald
  • Gem Pile
  • Spinning Ring
  • Gray Wall Gem
  • Red Wall Gem
  • Blue Wall Gem
  • Purple Wall Gem
  • Yellow Wall Gem
  • Cyan Wall Gem
  • Ring


Hair Styles

Will you get the references of these stylish new hairs and helms?

  • Egg Scientist
  • Hyper Hair
  • Flashy Hyper Hair
  • Eggbot
  • RiotBot

 

Balance

  • Mercenary
    • Intimidate: 3 turns
  • Blood Mage
    • Intimidate: 4 turns
  • Omega Override: Remove warmup

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