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September 27, 2019

Ghoulish Gear Shark Attack!

Ghoulish Gear and Sharks oh my!

Yaaaar! Last week Ishmael, feared shark hunter and merchant of the West Naval Yard, reeled in quite a haul of Pirate-themed gear, but this week he's brought his masterpiece: The Cyber Shark! This new bot is perfect for those who want to complete a lifesteal build! It's standard attack also comes with a beefy 25% crit chance to rip your foes to shreds!

  • Cyber Shark P/E
    • Shark Bite:Chomp your foe with metal jaws with a 25% crit chance.
    • Feeding Frenzy: Inflict open wounds that grant 30% lifesteal on target for 3 turns.


Ghoulish Gear Returns!

This update EpicDuel is also welcoming the return of the 2018's Ghoulish Gear! Visit Snork at the base of the in the Wasteland Minetower for access to this spooky and powerful gear. As with past returning gear, it's available for Credits or Varium. The cores will remain Varium only.

  • Vampiric Boomstick P/E
    • Passive: Spreadfire: Damages all enemies. Deals 85% damage if it hits multiple targets.
    • Special: Blood Shot: Fire a powerful shot with a 25% chance to crit that returns 20% damage to user as HP.
  • Phantasm Droid P / E
    • Special: Phantasm Blast: Deal 45% base damage to Energy, increasing by 4% each round in battle (65% max).
  • Additional Aux Core
    • Soul Siphon: Reduce and absorb enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.
  • The Ghoul Cannon 2018 and Spectral Blaster 2018 were 2018 edition weapons and thus are permanent rare. However, there will be 2019 editions in an upcoming update!

Tags: Titan


September 21, 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019

The radioactive seas of Delta V boil and churn with an eerie glow, but that doesn't stop shipments of new weapon from arriving to be sold by the crafty shark hunter Ishmael!


Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019

Visit Ishmael, the irradiated shark hunter in the West Naval Yard to peruse his stock of over 50 new weapons!

  • Swords
    • Yokai Soul Katana P
    • Yokai Soul Katana E
    • 13th Pirate Cutlass P
    • 13th Pirate Cutlass E
    • 13th Pirate Sword P
    • 13th Pirate Sword E
    • 13th Pirate Rapier P
    • 13th Pirate Rapier E
    • Cursed Spirit Seeker P
    • Cursed Spirit Seeker E
    • Galactic Pirate Rapier P
    • Galactic Pirate Rapier E
    • Galactic Pirate Cutlass P
    • Galactic Pirate Cutlass E
    • Solar Pirate Cutlass P
    • Solar Pirate Cutlass E
    • Solar Pirate Rapier P
    • Solar Pirate Rapier E
    • Pirate King Sword P
    • Pirate King Sword E
    • Pirate King Slasher P
    • Pirate King Slasher E
    • Pyroclastic Cutlass
    • Abyssal Flame Cutlass
    • Underworld Pirate Cutlass P
    • Underworld Pirate Cutlass E
    • Underworld Pirate Sword P
    • Underworld Pirate Sword E
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutlass P
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutlass E
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutter P
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutter E
    • 13th Naval Commander Knife P
    • 13th Naval Commander Knife E
  • Wrist Blades
    • 13th Naval Blades P
    • 13th Naval Blades E
    • Underwold Pirate Daggers P
    • Underwold Pirate Daggers E
  • Clubs
    • 13th Naval Commander Axe P
    • 13th Naval Commander Axe E
    • Underwold Pirate Axe P
    • Underwold Pirate Axe E
  • Staffs
    • 13th Naval Commander Staff P
    • 13th Naval Commander Staff E
    • Underwold Pirate Staff P
    • Underwold Pirate Staff E
  • Guns
    • Pyroclastic Pistol
    • Abyssal Flame Pistol
    • Underworld Pirate Pistol P
    • Underworld Pirate Pistol E
  • Auxiliaries
    • 13th Naval Commander Rifle P
    • 13th Naval Commander Rifle E
    • Pyroclastic Cannon
    • Abyssal Flame Cannon

Balalance / Fixes

  • Spirit Meld: Defense / Resistance reduction changed from -15% to -10%
  • Curse of Kartherax: Fixed bug in which the active Primary cores on the target would still be active

Tags: Nightwraith


September 18, 2019

TLaPD Bug Fixes and Changes


After evaluating some bug reports and feedback from the recent Omega Pirate release, we've updated EpicDuel with a few fixes and changes:

  • Omega Pirate Captain - This armor is now separated into Caped Omega Pirate Captain and Omega Pirate Captain Armor. Both version come with the packages going forward. Anyone who bought prior to this update were awarded the cape-less variant manually.
  • Captain's Charge - Can now be used at 45% HP. This core is also unlocked so it can be replace if you wish
  • Corrosive Shot - This skill was critting too much. Turns out it was set to 25% crit chance by mistake. This was corrected.
  • Tentacle Prison - Fixed a bug that was freezing the game for people attempting to use it while they were rooted
  • Due to the change in Captains Charge, the following active skills now enable at 45% HP rather than 25%
    • Wolf's Fury
    • Yeti Fury
    • Hawk Guardian P/E
    • Lifeline
  • Critical Heal still enables at 25% because a passive with a huge heal boost activated at 45% could create more balance issues
  • Buccaneer Cannon P should load correctly now
  • Legendary Charfade and Nightmare Charfade's achievements should now load correctly

Tags: Nightwraith


September 13, 2019

Omega Pirate Captain Promo


It's finally time to say goodbye to the Infernal Gladiator items and offer a big hearty "YAAAAR!" to the new Pirate-themed gear, arriving just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day! Be sure to take a look at the other seasonal pirate items available throughout the West Naval Yard while they last!


Omega Pirate Captain Promo

Power up with with a hearty bounty of 12 items courtesy of the artistry of Deuce! This package also includes a revamped armor designed way back by guest artist Vorzy and revamped for 2019 with a new active core and new accents!


Package Contents

  • Caped Omega Pirate Captain
  • Omega Pirate Captain Armor
    • Captain's Charge - With 45% HP, attack with an uppercut to reduce Strength and Support by 40 and decrease Defense/Resistance 40% for 3 turns. Due to popular demand the core is now unlocked so it can be replace with a core that more suits your build.
  • Buccaneer Battlegear P
  • Buccaneer Battlegear E
  • Buccaneer Claymore P
  • Buccaneer Claymore E
  • Buccaneer Cutlass P
  • Buccaneer Cutlass E
    • Tentacle Prison - Summon tentacles to trap target and disable melee attacks for 2 turns.*This core can sometimes freeze NPCs when used on them. They recover after their timer runs out, but it can be a way to get 2 free rounds of damage on a boss.
  • Buccaneer Shotgun P
  • Buccaneer Shotgun E
    • Corrosive Shot - 15% defense ignore, reduces Defense/Resistance 15% for 3 turns.
  • Buccaneer Cannon P
  • Buccaneer Cannon E
    • Molten Shrapnel - Embed super-heated shrapnel into target. Strike target to detonate, adding 8% damage per turn the target was hit (max 3 turns)


Friday the 13th

Caden is stocked with his seasonal Friday the 13th gear. It won't be around long this time, so get it while you can! Rumor has it that he's also conjuring new weapons to bolster his stock which should arrive in next week's update! Remember to pick up the Friday the 13th Achievement if you didn't already get it!

Also, Dage's seasonal birthday items which were restocked in honor of his wedding will be leaving next Saturday!



  • Hatchling Rush: 100% damage instead of 85%
  • Smoke Screen:  Adjusted increase per level to be smoother. Level 1-4 (+3), Level 5-7 (+2), Level 8-10 (+1)

Tags: Nightwraith


September 06, 2019

Dage's Deals

Dage Restock!

Surprise Update Alert! In celebration of Dage and Faith's recent union, we've restocked Dage's awesome inventory of items (along with a handsome new armor and new styles). Plus, as an added challenge, Legendary Dage the Evil has been temporarily replaced with Nightmare Dage the Evil (the button is the same). This NPC will drop a new achievement along with a rare new armor!

You'll have to sort your strategies for tackling this new tyrant fast, because he'll only be in game two weeks -- along with all Dage's sensational seasonal gear!


Titan Slayers

So far only 7 players have completed the arduous Titan's Tyranny mission chain! Congratulations your persistence, skill, strategy in completing possibly the greatest PvE challenge EpicDuel has ever offered.

  • Machaon
  • No. Six
  • CactusChan
  • Edelgard
  • .S A G A R.
  • Jestericious
  • Emolicious

5 others have bested Nightmare Titan in combat but have not yet completed the missions. You've proven yourselves to be formidable warriors and good allies by helping your fellow duelists bring down the tyrant. Can you cross that final threshold to claim the last elusive mission achievement for yourself?

  • Yamira
  • ..SaTan..
  • .Valencia.
  • Spank Me
  • KeSs LoVe

If you're still struggling with this epic challenge, these players are your best resources for strategies to claim victory end the Nightmare!


Next Week!

Talk Like a Pirate Day weapons and armors have been available in EpicDuel for a bit, but the real treasure has yet to come! Deuce is hard at work on the latest and greatest gear that's poised to finally replace the Infernal Gladiator Gear! 

New Naval Weapons

Tags: Nightwraith


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