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June 24, 2022

Acatriel Arrives


The Time Fortress awaits! Explore this mysterious dimension beyond time and space to encounter the Fate Adjudicator himself: Acatriel!


Balance Changes

This update we're introducing some small tweaks to address more urgent balance concerns. Next week expect even more adjustments impacting more classes.

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Neural Scythe: +5 Energy cost per level.
    • Master of Arms: Boosts Sidearm and Auxiliary only with max % raised to 15 from 10.
    • Proton Cannon : Requirement changes to Strength from Technology.
  • Tech Mage
    • Assimilation: 75% damage instead of 100%
  • Cores
    • Exsanguinating Stomp: 2 turn warm up, increased defense / resistance reduction to 20%, and reduced duration to 2 turns.
    • Titan's Shroud: Increased duration to 4 turns from 3.
    • Assault Bot P/E Cleanse: Added +125 points of HP heal to incentivize use of the special ability.
    • Infernal Surge:  Added 25% rage gain, HP gain based on Defense, and 1 use limit.

Acatriel Arrives

Originally introduced in a limited form during Azrael's encounter, the Time Fortress is now open for deeper exploration! Venture into this mysterious realm to encounter Acatriel the Fate Adjudicator! Challenge him to receive Acatriel's Hood achievement and a chance to collect the following weapons:

  • Pandora Unchained P
  • Pandora Unchained E

More challenges await those who are able to master this formidable solo encounter!


Central Station Expansion

The famous train hub and common gathering place of Delta V has just received a new expansion in the form of a relaxing restaurant to hide away from the battles raging outside. Meet Cheff, the proprietor of this establishment.

Cheff of Central Station

Formerly a Legion Administrator, he laid down his arms (literally) to devote himself to the protection and nourishment of Delta V's war-weary citizens. His stock is limited now, but he should have more as soon as the supply lines open up a bit.


New Emotes

To allow you to more comfortably spend your leisure time in Central Station's latest hotspot, Acatriel has helped craft 4 new emotes!

  • /sit
  • /stand (use to get up from sit)
  • /squat
  • /backflip


New Styles

Open the Style shop to select from 6 new styles inspired by Acatriel himself!


Coming Soon

Next week, in addition to more long-awaited balance changes, you'll finally be able to challenge Legendary and Nightmare Acatriel!

Acatriel's Next Encounter

Tags: Nightwraith


June 16, 2022

Nulgath's Arsenal

Nulgath's Arsenal

Nulgath's Arsenal

The Overfiend's influence has once again permeated the barrier between Delta V and his own cursed realm! Awesome artists Bido and Tomcat have crafted a bounty of new fiendish weapons and items to add to the PvP drop pool. Collect them all to receive incredible rewards in a new mission chain!

  • Weapons
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Blades P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Blades E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Axe P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Axe E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Staff P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Staff E
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer P
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer E
    • Infernal Overfiend Blades P
    • Infernal Overfiend Blades E
    • Infernal Overfiend Axe P
    • Infernal Overfiend Axe E
    • Infernal Overfiend Staff P
    • Infernal Overfiend Staff E


  • Home Items
    • Overfiend's Crest
    • Infernal Overfiend's Crest
    • Overfiend's Nemesis Crest
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer
    • Wrath of Nulgath P
    • Wrath of Nulgath E
    • Overfiend's Nemesis Head


Nulgath's Collection

Collect the new PvP weapon drops to complete the Nulgath's Arsenal mission chain available at Dage the Evil. Completing this chain will reward large quantities of Credits, two rare new swords (Wrath of Nulgath P and E), and the Nulgath Collector 2022 achievement!


Epic Pride

The new Epic Pride achievement is available in the Seasonal section of the Achievement Shop!


Burrito's Return

Suggestion weapons added to Nightwraith as LQ

  • Burrito Blade P
  • Burrito Blade E


Anti-Titan Cores

An unlockable shop has been added to allow repurchasing of anti-Nightmare Titan cores. The vendor is revealed after completing the "Godkiller "mission. This change is designed to help people who sold the Titan cores after completing the quest but need them again to complete other missions that require defeating Nightmare Titan.

  • Titan Shot
  • Titan Blast
  • Titan Guard
  • Titan Bane


Still in progress:

Join us next week for the grand opening of the new Central Station bar and lounge and finally challenge Acatriel to a duel to remember!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 09, 2022

EpicDuel Nulgath Preview

Nulgath Preview

This week's update has been postponed, but that just means more content for next week!


Nulgath Preview

A new terror is preparing to unleash itself upon Delta V! Bido and Tomcat are crafting new armaments to honor the diabolical, demonic demigod (is he a demigod? I just wanted the alliteration) known as Nulgath! Gear of this nature doesn't often show around this corner of the Artix-verse, but members of Nulgath Nation will finally be represented with a robust selection of new weapons!

Nulgath Preview

Infernal Nulgath

*Players who haven't yet harvested the current PvP drops will have one more week to claim them before they're gone forever! Seriously this time!


Train Hub Hangout

Acatriel is hard at work on new screens to provide the Central Station crew a welcoming new environment to chill out. This area has a lot of potential for new features to complement the environment! That room sure is wide! Imagine EpicDuel with a widescreen tune-up! You might not have to imagine long.

Train Hub Hangout

What would you like to order from the new chef NPC?


Acatriel's Realm

Very soon you will also meet the powerful addition to EpicDuel's art team in his very own realm! Will you be able to defeat him in combat in a friendly or not-so-friendly duel?

Tags: Nightwraith


June 03, 2022

Epic Homes Unlocked

New Homes Unlocked

The tournament has ended, the awards are distributed, but EpicDuel's Summer excitement is just beginning!


New Homes

Browse the home interface to unlock 2 new homes! 

  • Star Hunter's Den The abandoned cave of Luthiel, pulsing with cosmic energy.
  • Chrono Palace: Own a pocket dimension beyond time and space all for yourself.


Balance Changes

  • Cores/Bots
    • Gamma Bot/ Gamma Bot Variants: This bot has dominated since it's damage was buffed to +110% over a year ago. To be fair to players who weren't able to acquire these rare bots and to encourage the use of other bots, damage has been reduced to 108%.
    • Apocryphal Demigod's Roar: Damage increased to 100%.
    • Apocryphal Champion's Roar: Damage increased to 100%.
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Nanotech Shield: Requires 30 Support max.
    • Proton Cannon: Damage boost reduced by 10% at all levels. Requires Technology, 42 max.
  • All Hunters' Festival tournament prizes except cores will now be available to be sold. Please be careful as we don't have user-selected item locking (yet!).


In progress

The team is still working on some major improvements, features, and content! Here's just a taste of what's currently in progress:

  • Acatriel NPC and Time Palace quests (including bosses)
  • Pausing 2v1 Bosses
  • Custom player scaling during bosses (enable huge bosses)
  • Idle animations respective to weapon type
  • More distinct attack animations for different weapon types
  • Adaptive Armor, a new passive skill that would buff the lower of either Defense or Resistance by a %.
  • Ability to sell item drops directly from the prize screen.
  • Revamped SFX (special effects like explosions)
  • And much more!

Tags: Nightwraith


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