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Nightwraith

August 14, 2020

Charfade's Mini Rex!

Mini Rex

Charfade's workshop has just rolled out it's most powerful creation yet, The Mini Rex Robot! This new bot is available in a variety of damage configurations to match your strategy!


New Items!

Visit Charfade's workshop in the Barren's Outpost to browse her stock of new robots with a travel form to match!

  • Charfade's Mini Rex P
    • Dino Bite P: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Physical damage.
    • Dino Fire P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex E
    • Dino Bite E: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Energy damage.
    • Dino Fire E: Fire a beam of Energy with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex PxE
    • Dino Bite P: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Physical damage.
    • Dino Fire E: Fire a beam of Energy with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Charfade's Mini Rex ExP
    • Dino Bite E: Use unbreakable metal jaws to inflict Energy damage.
    • Dino Fire P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 10% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Mini Rex Mutation: /fire command enabled!

 

New Hairstyles!

Access the style change for 2 new hairstyles. Additionally an error was corrected in which hairstyles 290-298 were no displaying on any classes. These hairstyles should now be available to view and purchase.

 

Home items

Want to display Charfade's lovely new creations inside your home? The Home Item Shop has you covered with Mini Rex statues sporting a striking variety of luxurious color schemes!

  • Green Mini Rex Right
  • Green Mini Rex Left
  • Blue Mini Rex Right
  • Blue Mini Rex Left
  • Purple Mini Rex Right
  • Purple Mini Rex Left
  • Magenta Mini Rex Right
  • Magenta Mini Rex Left
  • Gold Mini Rex Right
  • Gold Mini Rex Left
  • Platinum Mini Rex Right
  • Platinum Mini Rex Left

 

Balance:

Power up with new balance changed impacting most classes, including a large buff of Mercenaries!

  • Tech Mage
    • Malfunction: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity; Required stat switched to Dexterity
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Massacre: Starts at 50% instead of 40%; Increases by 10% to max out at 140%; Increased energy cost per level of 30
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Crippling Strike: 2 turn cool down
  • Mercenary
    • Berzerker: Added HP gain on 15% of damage; Required weapon: Maul; 3 round cool down
    • Adrenaline: Increased % of Rage gain per level
      • Lvl 1 - 15
        Lvl 2 - 17
        Lvl 3 - 19
        Lvl 4 - 21
        Lvl 5 - 23
        Lvl 6 - 25
        Lvl 7 - 27
        Lvl 8 - 28
        Lvl 9 - 29
        Lvl 10 - 30
    • A bug was fixed in Adrenaline that was preventing the skill form working correctly.

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Nightwraith

July 31, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Rides Again!

Infernal Fantasy Bike

Infernal Fantasy Bike!

The Infernal Fantasy Gear package is already an incredible deal loaded with new weapons, armor, and powerful cores, but that deal is about to get  even sweeter! With today's release, the Infernal Fantasy Bike will be added to the Infernal Fantasy promotional package for all future buyers. Do you already own the Infernal Fantasy Gear? Awesome! You'll receive the bike for free within a few hours of the release! This bike is tagged Rare and will only be offered with this promotion. After the package leaves the store, it will not be offered in game again!

 

New Styles!

Haircut looking a little stale and...wild? We've added 24 new styles for all classes and genders!

Balance:

We've made some important changes to balance over the last few weeks. The biggest is definitely the introduction of Level 6 Focus, which should produce some interesting builds and counter-builds. We've also buffed some of the cores included in the Infernal Fantasy package!

  • Level 6 Focus unlocked at 50 points in each Stat.
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Static Charge: 85% damage and blockable
  • Blood Mage:
    • Deadly Aim: Stat requirement changed to Dex
  • Mana Burst: Buffed to 40%
  • Feeding Frenzy: Buff to 85% damage
  • Revitalization: Defense / Resistance reduction reduced to 10% from 25% 

 

Varium Sale Final Extension!

Our Summer sale has been extended once again for the final time! Since this Summer has been a trying time for all of us (I hate it when companies say that, but it's still true!) we've decided to carry this current sale through to September 14th! You've still got plenty of time to take advantage of this great deal on Varium or other currencies from the rest of the extensive library of Artix Entertainment games!

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Nightwraith

July 17, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

Infernal Fantasy Gear

Forged in the heat and pressure of the Infernal Mines, the new Infernal Fantasy set channels otherworldly powers that are sure to impress your friends and terrify your foes!

 

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

For a limited time in EpicDuel, you can purchase the full Infernal Fantasy Gear set, which includes new weapons, cores, and armor! These amazing items were forged with great care and talent by artists Bido and Deuce!

  • Infernal Fantasy Buster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Buster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka P
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka E
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear P
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear E
  • Infernal Fantasy Knight
  • Infernal Fantasy Bike

To give you an edge in battle, this new set comes pre-equipped with 4 new Active cores designed to greatly enhance survivability and damage output!

  • Revitalization (Armor): Sacrifice Armor's Defense / Resistance and an extra 25% for 6 turns for full HP.
  • Focused Fury (Primary): Attack with fury, dealing primary damage plus 12% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • TrueShot (Gun): Deal 95% Sidearm damage, increasing by 5% per round, (135% max).
  • Mana Burst (Auxiliary): Reduce enemy energy by 40% of normal auxiliary damage.

This package also comes with an Ultra Rare Infernal Fantasy achievement as a special thanks for supporting EpicDuel!


New Cores:

The VendBots across Delta V have received a new stock of Passive and Active cores to aid in your future battles!

  • War Commander (Gun) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • War Commander (Aux) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • Health Reserve x25: Restore health based on your armor’s defense
  • Energy Reserve x25: Restore energy based on your armor’s resistance
  • Thrown Shot x25: Throw away your shot, destroying your sidearm for 500 HP


Balance:

Strength builds should see higher damage as the Strength Divisors for determining Primary Damage have been adjusted to provide more damage per point of strength for the higher tiers of diminishing returns:

  • Before 55 Strength: 0.42  = 2.4 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 55 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 85 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 100 Strength: 0.75 = 1.33 points of damage increase per point of Strength

 

Summer Varium Sale

The Summer Varium sale that started months ago is nearing its end, tentatively scheduled to end July 31st. Though it's possible the sale could be extended further, you don't want to wait too long to guarantee you get the best value for your money in EpicDuel while also getting the newest weapons and cores on Delta V!

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Nightwraith

July 03, 2020

Independence Day Eve

Independence Day Rares

Fireworks! Fireworks everywhere! New weapons, new cores, major core re-balancing, and a new achievement are coming this Independence Day Eve release!

 

New Command

To help aid the festivities this weekend, we've temporarily added a  /fireworks command to be used in the game chat. Try it! It's a blast!

 

New Items

New weapons and armors have been added to the Overlord Guard in the Overlord Facility. For those powerful enough to access the Exquisite Legendary Arsenal, a CC version of the Seraphic Inquisitor Armor is now available!

Overlord Guard

  • Energy Stars and Stripes
  • Energy Carrierzooka
  • Fireworks Launcher P
  • Fireworks Launcher E


Exquisite Legendary Arsenal

  • Seraphic Inquisitor M CC
  • Seraphic Inquisitor F CC


New Hairstyle

  • Seraphic Inquisitor Helm CC

 

Home Items

  • Classic Vendbot Bank
  • Gold Vendbot Bank

 

Achievements

Open the achievement shop to claim the new 2020 edition of the Independence Day achievement!

  • Independence Day 2
  • Independence Day achievement removed from shop


New Cores

In order to make some underutilized Passive cores more tactically useful, we've created new "merged" cores that combine the traits of 2 other Passive cores into one.

  • Ballistic Shield: +10% chance to deflect attacks, reduces damage when you deflect +20%
  • Super Scope: -10% chance to be deflected, +20% damage when attack deflected


Balance

To increase the usefulness of underutilized cores and decrease the reliance on other passive cores, several passives have received crucial re-balancing. Ideally, this will lead to more build diversity as new effective strategies emerge.

  • Cores:
    • Primary Master: +35 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium
    • Sidearm Mastery: +55 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium*
    • This core was bugged as it was and changed to give +4% Gun Damage**
    • This core was breaking Deadly Aim so it was changed to give +15% Crit
    • Auxiliary Mastery: +60 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium*
    • This core was bugged as it was and changed to give +15% Crit
    • Nanosteel Armor: Decreases the ignored defense of incoming critical strikes by 30% instead of 20%
    • Strength Boost: Lowered to +3 Strength from 4 except for Primary variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Strength Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Dexterity Boost: Lowered to +3 Dexterity from 4 except for Sidearm variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Dexterity Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Technology Boost: Lowered to +3 Technology from 4 except for Armor variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Technology Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Support Boost: Lowered to +3 Support from 4 except for Auxiliary variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Support Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Eternal Enhance: +4 Strength, Dexterity, Technology, and Support
  • Blood Mage:
    • Brutal Strike: Removed staff requirement

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Nightwraith

June 26, 2020

Suggestion Shop Part 2

Suggestion Shop

In addition to over 100 new home items, the West Naval Yard just received a boatload of new summer items for your enjoyment! Plus, visit Charfade to check out the latest stock of Player-Suggested items!

 

Suggestion Shop!

Visit Charfade for an additional stock of Player-Suggested items!

  • Alpha Lightning Blade -- Hesperides
  • Einsteinz's Inverter -- Legro Inmortuorum
  • Battus Spawn Battlegear -- Machaon
  • Sanctus Sword -- Shru.

 

New Summer Items! 

Visit Big Tuna in the West Naval Yard to view a new stock of summer items including new CC weapons and new travel forms!

  • Cyber Dolphin
  • Cyber Dolphin CC
  • Machete
  • Electro Machete
  • Hammer
  • Electro Hammer
  • Shrimp Skewer
  •  Electro Shrimp Skewer
  • Beach Ball Launcher
  • Electro Beach Ball Launcher
  • Frozen Treat P CC -- blastlo
  • Frozen Treat E CC -- blastlo

 

New Home Items!

This release, we've added over 100 items, many of them Summer-themed, to the home item inventory! Choose from a wide assortment of statues, torches, plants, seats, and shrimp to decorate your home or homes for an epic Summer bash!

  • Wise Owl Right
  • Wise Owl Left
  • Luna
  • Cyber Dolphin Right
  • Cyber Dolphin Left
  • Tiki Bobblehead Right
  • Tiki Bobblehead Left
  • Mini Tiki Bobblehead Right
  • Mini Tiki Bobblehead Left
  • Tiki Wood Pillar
  • Tiki Crystal Pillar
  • Toolbox Right
  • Toolbox Left
  • Gold Panel Box Right
  • Gold Panel Box Left
  • Cardboard Box Pile
  • Cardboard Box
  • Cardboard Rug
  • Campfire
  • Island Barrel
  • Island Crate
  • Crates and Barrels
  • Tiki Torch
  • Lit Tiki Torch
  • Beach Ball
  • Exile Beach Ball
  • Legion Beach Ball
  • Coconut Shell
  • Tiki Stump
  • Tiki Hut
  • Large Palm Top
  • Palm Top
  • Large Fern Right
  • Large Fern Left
  • Fern Right
  • Fern Left
  • Large Tropical Plant Right
  • Large Tropical Plant Left
  • Tropical Plant Right
  • Tropical Plant Left
  • Large Coral Right
  • Large Coral Left
  • Coral Right
  • Coral Left
  • Large Coral Tube Right
  • Large Coral Tube Left
  • Coral Tube Right
  • Coral Tube Left
  • Aqua Plant Right
  • Aqua Plant Left
  • Aqua Vine Right
  • Aqua Vine Left
  • Garbage Bag
  • Pet Carrier Right
  • Pet Carrier Left
  • Training Dummy Right
  • Training Dummy Left
  • Target Board Right
  • Target Board Left
  • Angled Book Shelf Right
  • Angled Book Shelf Left
  • Frozen Food Shelf
  • Chaingun Right
  • Bullet Shelf
  • Arsenal Display Right
  • Arsenal Display Left
  • Chaingun Left
  • Crossed Shotguns
  • Crossed Machetes
  • Crossed Sabers
  • Crossed Pistols
  • Document Shelf
  • Alchemy Shelf
  • Crystal Mound Right
  • Crystal Mound Left
  • Pink Crystal Shard Right
  • Pink Crystal Shard Left
  • Green Crystal Shard Right
  • Green Crystal Shard Left
  • Steel Spear Right
  • Steel Spear Left
  • Crossed Steel Spears
  • Floor Steel Spear
  • Steel Axe Right
  • Steel Axe Left
  • Undead Grim Axe Right
  • Undead Grim Axe Left
  • Altar
  • Ceremonial Altar
  • Wall Candles
  • Wall Candle
  • Single Bulb
  • Industrial Lamp
  • Industrial Lamp Lit
  • Ceiling Buzz Saw
  • Ceiling Chain
  • Hung Ceiling Chain Right
  • Hung Ceiling Chain Left
  • Wall Shackle
  • Long Ceiling Chain
  • Short Ceiling Chain
  • Deluxe Tiki Bar
  • Tropical Holo Table
  • Tiki Enclosure
  • Tiki Table
  • Big Island Rock 1 R
  • Big Island Rock 1 L
  • Big Island Rock 2 R
  • Big Island Rock 2 L
  • Big Island Rock 3 R
  • Big Island Rock 3 L
  • Island Rock 1 R
  • Island Rock 1 L
  • Island Rock 2 R
  • Island Rock 2 L
  • Island Rock 3 R
  • Island Rock 3 L
  • Large Island Rock R
  • Large Island Rock L
  • Bucket
  • Blender and Bucket
  • Shrimp Skewer Right
  • Shrimp Skewer Left
  • Crossed Shrimp Skewers
  • Shrimp Heaven Right
  • Shrimp Heaven Left

 

Balance

  • Blood Mage
    • Brutal strike: Staff requirement; Change required stat to Dexterity (max 42).
    • Fire Rain: Staff requirement.
    • Fireball: Change required stat to Tech (max 42).
    • Terrify: Improves with Technology instead of Support
    • Blood Instinct: Buff each level: +3+3+3+3+3+2+2+2+1+1 
    • Level 1: 11 Dexterity Points
    • Level 2: 14 Dexterity Points
    • Level 3: 17 Dexterity Points
    • Level 4: 20 Dexterity Points
    • Level 5: 23 Dexterity Points
    • Level 6: 25 Dexterity Points
    • Level 7: 28 Dexterity Points
    • Level 8: 31 Dexterity Points
    • Level 9: 33 Dexterity Points
    • Level 10: 36 Dexterity Points
  • Mercenary
    • Surgical Strike: Buff Technology scaling from 0.33 to 0.31
  • Cores
    • Chomp (Omega BabyYeti, Omega Dark Yeti, Golden Yeti): Reduced damage from 100% to 95%.

 

Leaving Soon!

Next Friday, the following items will be leaving the game, going rare permanently!

  • Available at Nightwraith
    • Bunnmaykr
    • Dark Bunnmaykr
  • Available at Deuce
    • Morning Star Claymore P
    • Morning Star Claymore E
    • Morning Star Cutters P
    • Morning Star Cutters E
    • Morning Star Axe P
    • Morning Star Axe E
    • Morning Star Staff P
    • Morning Star Staff E
    • Morning Star Launcher P
    • Morning Star Launcher E
    • Morning Star Plasma Cannon P
    • Morning Star Plasma Cannon E

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Nightwraith

June 19, 2020

Player Suggestion Shop!

Player Suggestion Shop

Artists from across Delta V and beyond have submitted blueprints for their most innovative inventions to be incorporated into the vast roster of EpicDuel items. Visit Charfade to view the latest round of player-suggested items! Did your epic ideas make the cut?

 

Balance

  • Mercenary:
    • Maul: +3% to all levels
    • Berzerker: No weapon requirement
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Static Charge: Unblockable
  • Cores
    • True shot: Starts at 90%, increase 5% per turn Max at 135%.
  • General
    • Deflection damage % reduced to 60% from 65%
    • Auxiliary damage scaling nerfed

 

Suggestion Shop

For those of you who've not been around EpicDuel very long, occasionally we select item ideas submitted by players from the EpicDuel community to be incorporated into the game. Often, these ideas are accompanied by sketches and descriptions. It's been ages since our last shop of this nature, and we're quite pleased and amused by some of the latest creative concepts. These are great fun for us to interpret in Flash as great care is taken to get as close to the player's vision as possible. 

If you suggested an item or items that go into the shop, you will receive them along with the Epic Artist Achievement! Which items go into the game depend on many factors including clarity of the sketch, creativity, and often humor. Another big factor is time! There are only so many hours to devote to each suggestion so tough decisions must be made when culling the list.

You can view the latest inventory of Suggestion Shop items by visiting Charfade in the Barrens Outpost!

  • L Cruiser -- Junny Osan
  • L Hover Cruiser -- Junny Osan
  • Chrome Halberd P -- Okubi
  • Chrome Halberd E -- Okubi
  • Silenced Plasma ACP -- Okubi
  • Sanctus Axe -- Shru.
  • Sanctus Staff -- Shru.
  • Battus Spawn Sword -- Machaon
  • Cactus Crusher P -- CactusChan
  • Cactus Crusher E -- CactusChan
  • Persias Blade P -- Epitome
  • Persias Blade E -- Epitome
  • Actinomorphic Destroyer -- Legro Inmortuorum
  •  Frozen Treat P -- blastlo (Rileigh)
  •  Frozen Treat E -- blastlo (Rileigh)

Don't see your name or weapon on the list? Don't worry! Some of these suggestions were very detailed and many weapons had to be cut for the release. That means there will be more suggestion items to come in next week's release! This suggestion shop was a rather large undertaking and I'm pleased to reveal that Charfade has returned to EpicDuel for art support in realizing these designs! It's great to be able to utilize her immense talents in EpicDuel once again!

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