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September 18, 2019

TLaPD Bug Fixes and Changes

Yaaaaar!

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

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Nightwraith

September 13, 2019

Omega Pirate Captain Promo

Yaaaaar!

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!

 

Balance

  • 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)

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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

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Nightwraith

August 31, 2019

Titan's Tyranny

Titan's Tyranny

EpicDuel's latest release is now LIVE! Check out the new 3-part sage, Titan's Tyranny, with new weapons, cores, bosses, achievements and more!

 

Titan's Tyranny

New supernatural discharges of energy are erupting all over Fortune City. Visit Talia to start a new three-part mission chain that will test your skills of observation as well as battle as you scour Delta V to unravel this mystery to confront the source of this dangerous new anomaly. Only the toughest, most clever Epic Duelists can hope to reach the end of this chain and put an end to this new Nightmare before it covers Delta V in eternal darkness!

 

Tyrant Titan Gear

Titan's birthday rares are already available, but he'll soon be stocked with a new batch of weapons guaranteed to complement your collection.

  • Tyrant Titan Sword P
  • Tyrant Titan Sword E
  • Tyrant Titan Blades P
  • Tyrant Titan Blades E
  • Tyrant Titan Mace P
  • Tyrant Titan Mace E
  • Tyrant Titan Staff P
  • Tyrant Titan Staff E

 

New Achievements

A new boss and new missions mean three new achievements to chase the highest tiers of stars!

 

Balance

  • Infernal fury: 0 energy.
  • Intimidate (Blood Mage Only): 3 turns instead of 4.
    • Eliminate decrease Rage for both Mercenary and Blood Mage
  • Static Grenade: Improve with every 1.1 Support instead of 1.5
  • Smoke Screen: Improves with every 4.6 Technology instead of 4

 

Unluckiest TLaPD

After completing this latest Nightmare Titan challenge, expect new and returning Pirate-themed gear in addition to the rare Friday the 13th gear and achievement! If you haven't picked up the Kartherax or the Dark Omen Battlegear, you'll soon have an opportunity to add to your collection!

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Nightwraith

August 22, 2019

Nightmare Titan Preview

Nightmare Titan

Greetings and good evening! This is a status report of the latest progress on the upcoming update. Due to a personal emergency beyond my control, the update will need to be delayed until next week. I attempted to cut the intended update to accomodate a smaller mid-week update, but it wasn't possible with the sudden upset in my schedule. This upcoming update is heavy with missions which require the most time to write, implement, and test. I hate to delay again, but a partial update wouldn't be feasible due to the unexpected disruption.

 

Nightmare Titan

Up to this point, you've had a chance to fight many Nightmare variants of challenging EpicDuel boss NPCs, but you've not yet challenged anyone or anything on the level of Nightmare Titan. This twisted version of Titan will be available to challenge after completing a new mission chain to explore the nature of these Nightmare bosses and earn incredible rewards.

 

Tyrant Titan

Titan's birthday rares are already available, but he'll soon be stocked with a new batch of weapons guaranteed to complement your collection.

 

New Achievements

A new boss and new missions mean new achievements to chase the highest tiers of stars!

 

Unluckiest TLaPD

After completing this latest Nightmare Titan challenge, expect new and returning Pirate-themed gear in addition to the rare Friday the 13th gear and achievement! If you haven't picked up the Kartherax or the Dark Omen Battlegear, you'll soon have an opportunity to add to your collection!

 

Sorry again for this unexpected delay. I know this is disappointing news, but I'll do my best to make the extra wait worth it!

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Nightwraith

August 09, 2019

Infernal Slayer 2

New Infernal Slayer

Featuring new, powerful weapons, styles, balance tweaks, and boosted PvP rewards, EpicDuel's latest release is now live!

 

Infernal Slayer 2.0

Many years ago we introduced an amazing, rare item to precede the Infernal War. This weapon, the Infernal Slayer, was a limited rare that was never offered again. There are only 630 in circulation out of the players in EpicDuel's history. Keep in mind, this was sold during EpicDuel's peak population  so its stock ran out in a matter of days. A new, updated Infernal Slayer 2 is now available at  Kraggor in the Mines. This sword comes in Physical and Energy variants, is a limited item, and comes with an Achievement for purchasing either.

  • Infernal Slayer 2 P
  • Infernal Slayer 2 E

The weapon is equipped with 2 unlocked core slots with Massive Strike and Infernal Fury. Much like the original Infernal Slayer released all those years ago, after the quantity is depleted, it will never be restocked again.

 

PvP Reward Boost

To incentivize PvP battles, we've boosted credit and XP rewards for 1v1 and 2v2 automatch battles. All PvP battles have multipliers that govern reward amounts, and the new multipliers are:

  • 1v1 = 2
  • 2v2 = 3
  • Juggernaut = 1

NPC battles should be unaffected. Juggernaut rewards were reduced due to the speed of most Juggernaut battles. 2v2 received the largest boost to compensate for the increased time involved in completing 2v2 battles.

 

Balance

This week we're introducing several new major balance changes to Mages and Mercenaries. Also, some changes were made to the battle formulas to mitigate block and deflect, reducing the role of chance in the outcome of battle.

  • Tech Mage and Blood Mage
    • Deadly Aim: New % increase goes from 10% to 25%
  • Blood Mage
    • Fireball: Removed passive defense reduction since this was added to compensate for the removal of Deadly Aim. Since Deadly Aim returned, this passive effect is not longer needed
  • Tactical Mercenary and Mercenary
    • Double Strike : Weapon requirement removed
  • Cores:
    • Lifeline and Critical Heal are no longer limited by season. Should be available to buy permanently
    • Assault Thorns/Jack-O-Fire : 120% instead of 115%.
  • Bots:
    • Pirate Bot P and E: Reduced stun and crit % to 20 from 25
  • Battle Forumulas:
    • Block Max reduced to 35% from 40%
    • Block Dex Rate increased to 5 from 4 (takes more Dex to increase block rate advantage)
    • Defection Chance Max reduced to 25% from 35%

 

Fixes

Using Pyro Fly's Infernal Swarm no longer breaks  Legendary and regular Dragonoid Brain

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