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August 25, 2023

Free Varium Bonus

EpicDuel Free Varium Bonus

Balance changes, a Battlepass preview, and free bonus Varium for all in this latest EpicDuel update!

Free Varium

Starting with today's update, all new characters will start with 500 FREE Varium and an additional 5,000 Credits. Existing characters will also receive 500 Varium and 5,000 Credits. Unlike previous Varium giveaways, there is no activity requirement to receive this. Even if your character has collected years of dust, you should still see this bonus in your inventory.


Balance Changes

  • Maximum critical strike rate increased to 50%. Though Crits are never guaranteed, the previous max rate of 20% may have been throttling skills/cores that increased Crit rate beyond that maximum rate %.
  • Field Commander: Removed restriction preventing it from being used with Blood Commander or Chronopact.
  • Fixed stacking issue with +Highest Stat % cores like Flagellation and Feast of Flesh. This means powerful synergies are unlocked with cores such as Feast of Flesh and Flagellation.
  • Chained Blood: Multi use.
  • Feast of Flesh: Reverted to single use due to increased power potential after bug fix.
  • Necrotek Siphon P/E: Re-added use limit. Unlimited heal potential with Rage drain was too powerful.
  • Incensory: Removed Rage gain aspect.
  • Ultra Corsair Crusher P/E: Updated skill functionality to do a mini-Rage of 75% dmg on target's HP and Energy; 15% Stun. Damage type corresponds with Bot's damage type.


Draconic Warlord Battlepass Preview

EpicDuel Draconic Warlord Battlepass

The Cathedral Knight Battlepass is still online, but that doesn't mean we're not preparing the next Battlepass -- this time with a draconic theme! When the current Battlepass ends there will be a brief cooldown before the next goes online, but the goal is to have little delay between the passes to make sure there are still strong incentives for battles and daily logins.

Tags: Nightwraith


August 18, 2023

Arcade Token Exchange

Arcade Token Exchange

Arcade Tokens burning a hole in your pocket, but you're burned out on ArcadeBots? Now, you can undertake easy missions to quickly exchange your Tokens for mountains of Credits!


Arcade Token Exchange

After years of Gifting events, PvP drops, and mission rewards, many players have an absolutely shocking amount of Arcade Tokens. Many have requested the ability to sell Arcade Tokens, however, in testing we found that because there were so many different sources for acquiring Tokens (drops, gifts, Varium, etc...) it wasn't possible to allow direct sellback for a consistent Credit price. To work around that limitation, we're offering 5 new mission chains (1 permanent, 4 daily) to allow players to cleanly exchange their Tokens. 

  • Permanent Missions
    • Arcade Token Buyback (Valestra) - Awards Arcade Token Redeemer Achievement.
  • Daily Missions
    • Arcade Amnesty (Valestra)
    • Token Transaction (Valery)
    • Dead Token Redemption (The Lawman)
    • Coins for Charon (Snork)

While not as clean and concise as direct sellback, these missions should allow many players to efficiently reduce their Token surplus. If we can find a solution to the sellback problem in the future, we'll make the adjustment accordingly.


Bank Space Buff

Running out of space to store the latest Battlepass weapons? The Bank space cap has been increased from 2020 to 10,020, which should last quite a long time for even the most hardcore collectors!

Tags: Nightwraith


August 14, 2023

Cathedral Knight Battlepass Bug Fixes

Cathedral Knight Battlepass Now Live

The Battlepass has been live for over a week so it's time for some much-needed balance adjustments and fixes.


Bug Fixes and Changes:

  • Removed first cooldowns. It seems generally people see it as too much of a nerf to first strike and Support.
  • My items including Battlepass, tournament prizes, and war prizes tagged as sellable.
  • Incensory: Removed use limit. 4 turn cooldown.
  • Feast of Flesh: Removed use limit. 4 turn cooldown.
  • Flagellation: Removed use limit. 4 turn cooldown.
  • Necrotek Siphon P: Removed use limit. 4 turn cooldown.
  • Necrotek Siphon E: Removed use limit. 4 turn cooldown.
  • Frostbite: Can be cured by Field Medic.
  • Frost Shards: Can be cured by Field Medic.
  • Cold Ignition: Can be cured by Field Medic.
  • Draconic Frost King's Might: Can be cured by Field Medic.
  • Acorn Annihilator P/E: Drain 35% Robot Damage As Energy Poison For 4 Turns. Can be cured by Field Medic.
  • Energy Storm: Energy drain reduced to 20% strike damage from 40%. Reusable with 5 turn cooldown.
  • Sea King's Spirit: Gain 100 Energy. Conversion % increased to 100% from 50%. Duration reduced to 2 from 3. 6 turn cooldown.

Bug Fixes: 

  • Ultra Corsair Achievement not awarding with purchase of 4,000 AP package.
  • Botanical Wrath: It's still possible to stack poisons on a target while skill is active, but all poisons will be cured by Field Medic, even if poisons are stacked.
  • Necrotek Siphon P/E: Can be used when target has 0 energy. Adjusted damage which was closer to 100% than 50% because the skill was incorrectly bypassing defense.

Tags: Nightwraith


August 03, 2023

Cathedral Knight Battlepass is NOW LIVE

Cathedral Knight Battlepass Now Live

The Cathedral Knight Battlepass is LIVE! Login now to earn the latest collection of spring/knight-themed weapons, armors, vehicles, morphs, bots, cores, and more crafted with care by Acatriel! 

Good luck and happy dueling to reach level 60 of EpicDuel's latest Battlepass season!

Cathedral Knight Battlepass


Other Changes!

In addition to the new Battlepass, we've introduced features and content including new achievements, expanded inventory cap, and more!

  • Inventory cap increased to 1520 with new achievements
    • Superior Legendary Hoarder
    • Apex Legendary Hoarder
    • Omega Legendary Hoarder
  • Class Change, Gear Retrain, and Skill Retrain Coupons sellable. Sellback price may vary depending on source (mission reward, Battlepass reward, battle drop, et...)

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