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October 11, 2019

2019 Ghoulzookas!

2019 Ghoulzookas!

The Harvest continues on Delta V with the highly anticipated 2019 Ghoulzookas! Visit Snork to get these awesome auxiliaries preloaded with the (unlocked) Soul Siphon core!

 

Weapons

Visit Snork in the Minetower basement for 2 new 2019 edition weapons. These weapons will become new permanent rares when the rest of the Harvest rares leave!

  • Ghoul Cannon 2019
    • Soul Siphon (unlocked): Reduce and absorb enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.below 20
  • Spectral Blaster 2019
    • Soul Siphon (unlocked): Reduce and absorb enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.below 20

You may be wondering, "Why only 2 weapons?" Well, I decided to put some extra time and effort into these two weapons to really make them stand out amidst dozens of other seasonal rares that typically pour through Delta V's merchants. There's still much, much more to come including new styles, arcade games, armor, and more before the Harvest ends! 

 

Balance

As mentioned, there are still differentiated skills planned, but were not quire ready to be implemented this week, so only a small adjustment was made to the previously introduced Fire Rain.

  • Blood Mage
    • Fire Rain: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity; Improves with ever .25 levels above 20; Weaken for ever 1 level below 20

 

Heroic Housing 2019

Remember, EpicDuel's Heroic Housing 2019 contest is still underway with plenty of time to enter! The theme is "holiday harvest" so it's the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season and show off your best decor for the chance to win Epic prizes!

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Nightwraith

October 04, 2019

Harrowing Harvest

Harrowing Harvest

Let the harvest begin! Bido has unveiled his latest haunting seasonal rares in the Afterlife, and the shops of Snork and Xraal are once again stocked with returning harvest gear!

 

Balance

This update features some much-needed balance adjustments, including a replacement for the little-used Blood Mage Plasma Rain. We're eager to replace several other duplicate skills in the near future!

  • Tech Mage
    • Overload: Improves with every .32 Dexterity instead of .36
  • Blood Mage
    • Overload: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity
    • Plasma Rain: Changed to Fire Rain. Deals Physical damage with 10 Defense ignore
  • Mercenary
    • Surgical Strike: Improves with every .33 Tech instead of .35
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Venom Strike: Requires Technology instead of Dexterity
  • Lifeline: To combat heal looping it now heals for 250 HP instead of 300
  • Spirit Meld: Cannot be used when Energy is full
  • War Balance: War drop multiplier increased slightly for 2v2

 

Bido's Harvest

Epic artists Bido has outdone himself and created some hauntingly beautiful weapons of war for our harvest season! Visit Bido in the Afterlife to check out his spooky new stock!

Harrowing Harvest Slayer P
Harrowing Harvest Slayer E
Harrowing Harvest Claws P
Harrowing Harvest Claws E
Harrowing Harvest Axe P
Harrowing Harvest Axe E
Harrowing Harvest Staff P
Harrowing Harvest Staff E
Harrowing Harvest Bow P
Harrowing Harvest Bow E

Also, all returning Halloween rares should be available at Snork and Xraal!

 

Heroic Housing 2019

Remember, today is the first day to submit entries to EpicDuel's Heroic Housing 2019 contest! The theme is "holiday harvest" so it's the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season and show off your best decor for the chance to win Epic prizes!

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Nightwraith

October 02, 2019

Heroic Housing Contest 2019

Heroic Housing 2019

Greetings, EpicDuelists! It's been ages since our last EpicDuel contest (about a year) and with the holiday season barreling towards us at an alarming speed, it's the perfect time for a new contest! Show off your creativity and get festive (for the potential to win big prizes!) with our 2019 Heroic Housing Contest!

Contest Time Frame

The contest will run from Friday, October 4th to Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. The winners will be announced via Twitter and Design Notes posts after judging concludes.

How to Enter

All you have to do is submit one screenshot of the best looking room of your best house to us at the AE_Contests Twitter account. If you have multiple rooms in your house, please choose the best one to submit. The theme is "Holiday Harvest" which can represent the spirit of Holidays from Halloween to Christmas! Please use #EpicDuelContest2019 when Tweeting us! Don't forget your character name!

Prize Details

Winners will get 5,000 ArtixPoints, a rare Achievement, and a rare Home Item!

3 Grand Prize winners will get a rare Achievement and home item, plus 10,000 ArtixPoints!

Contest Rules

To make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry!

  • Your entry must be YOUR own in game EpicDuel house and not someone else’s (We will check).
  • If you don't play EpicDuel regularly, don't worry! All players can claim one free home and there are many low-cost home items available to get started decorating!
  • Create the best looking house you can while keeping to the "Holiday Harvest" theme! We'll consider your creativity, attention to detail, coordination, adherence to the theme, and the overall quality of entry.
  • Please limit your entry to one screenshot of room of your home! We appreciate the thought of coordinating your entire house but we want to have mercy on our judges! If you have multiple fabulous rooms in your house, choose the best and submit that as your entry.
  • Include your EpicDuel character name with the entry!
  • The screenshot of your entry should be of the Highest Quality, and as large as possible.  The more clear the picture, the better it will look.
  • Don't edit or change your entry after the fact. You have nearly a month so take your time and create a truly epic entry!
  • Post to the AE_Contests Twitter account using the #EpicDuelContest2019 . Uploading your photo to your Facebook and sending us a link does not allow us to see the photos. If you upload your photo to your locked image-sharing account, we cannot see it.
  • One entry per person!
  • Have fun!

Reminders

Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only enter once per person!
We reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your entries!

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Nightwraith

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

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Nightwraith

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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Nightwraith

August 02, 2019

Bido's Upgrade

Bido's Upgrade

Bido, the ethereal artists who dwells in the Afterlife realm, has received some upgrades! If you've already completed Charfade's Challenge and are hungry for new wares, visit Bido in his Afterlife outpost before these new limited rares leave his shop for another year! 

 

Bido's Upgraded Shop

Visit him to explore his new shop of incredible weapons for all classes. As an added bonus, persistent duelists may be able to win his armor from his Legendary form.

  • Swords
    • Bido's Sacred Claymore P
    • Bido's Sacred Claymore E
  • Wrist Blades
    • Soulcursed Blades P
    • Soulcursed Blades E
    • Alchemical Onyx Daggers P
    • Alchemical Onyx Daggers E
    • Toxic Rune Claws P
    • Toxic Rune Claws E
    • Bido's Sacred Blades P
    • Bido's Sacred Blades E
  • Clubs / Axes
    • Soulcursed Mace P
    • Soulcursed Mace E
    • Alchemical Onyx Mace P
    • Alchemical Onyx Mace E
    • Toxic Rune Axe P
    • Toxic Rune Axe E
    • Bido's Sacred Axe P
    • Bido's Sacred Axe E
  • Staffs
    • Soulcursed Staff P
    • Soulcursed Staff E
    • Alchemical Onyx Staff P
    • Alchemical Onyx Staff E
    • Toxic Rune Staff P
    • Toxic Rune Staff E
    • Bido's Sacred Staff P
    • Bido's Sacred Staff E
  • Auxiliary
    • Bido's Bowzooka P
    • Bido's Bowzooka E

Big Brain Bosses

Those of you who defeated the Dragonoid Brain last week will have a new chance to take on its Legendary form! Also, both bosses will now offer new achievements for defeating them!

 

Balance

To top everything off, a few tweaks to balance were made to promote build diversity and address some cores that have been overused or underused.

  • Cyber Hunter
    • EMP Grenade: 3 turn cooldown
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Toxic grenade: 3 turns instead of 4 
  • Tech Mage
    •  Assimilation: 4 turn coolwond; Improves with every 1.25 strength
  • Core
    • Dark Yeti / Baby Yeti charge +50
    • Infinity Power Stroke: 3 turn cooldown
    • Beast Rider / Frost Reaper Armor cores unlocked

 

Change / Fix

The Soulcursed Vanquisher P was incorrectly priced at 450 Varium instead of 375. This has been corrected, and those with the who already spent Varium on it will have the difference refunded. The Credit price was unaffected.

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Nightwraith

July 26, 2019

Charfade's Nightmare

 

Charfade's Nightmare

Challenge Nightmare Charfade and a reborn Dragonoid Brain for new gear and achievements! Also, visit Bido in the Afterlife zone for new birthday gear!

 

Missions

The new missions are available at Charfade. You will need to have completed the mission "Ready, Aim, Fire!" to complete the chain as it involves warping to the Dragonoid Ship.

  • Charfade's Challenge
    • A Light Dust Up
    • Dragonoid Removal
    • Dragonoid Removal Plus
    • Half Pint Knight
    • Charfade Training
    • Legend of Charfade
    • Legendary Nemesis Revenge
    • A Brain Reborn
    • Your Worst Nightmare
    • Challenge Complete!

 

Nightmare Charfade

Emerging  mysteriously from another universe, this new boss is one of the most challenging in the game, and only the toughest of the tough legendary duelists will have a prayer of defeating her. Make sure you've accepted the appropriate mission before challenging her to guarantee your victory counts toward the mission completion!

 

Bido's Birthday Items

As a late celebration of Bido's Birthday, we've added a new batch of swords to Bido's shop in the Afterlife. These are extremely cool, but the best from Bido is yet to come!

  • Toxic Bloodriver P
  • Toxic Bloodriver E
  • Oblivion Blade of Alchemy P
  • Oblivion Blade of Alchemy E
  • Bido's Rune Blade P
  • Bido's Rune Blade E
  • Soulcursed Vanquisher P
  • Soulcursed Vanquisher E
  • Alchemical Onyx Blade P
  • Alchemical Onyx Blade E
  • Alchemical Onyx Katana P
  • Alchemical Onyx Katana E
  • Alchemical Onyx Ripper P
  • Alchemical Onyx Ripper E

 

Balance

One change was made to Blood Commander to compensate for the overperformance of the skill with current builds.

  • Blood Commander: Lifesteal reduced to 65% from 80%

Due to reports that there was something wrong with Deflections, the code was reviewed and nothing was found to be changed regarding deflection calculations. Sometimes RNG swings in weird ways, but after double checking, no changes were found that could impact deflection or any other RNG factors like Critical Strike or Block Chance. The engine can be reviewed again if anomalous behavior continues into the next week.

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Nightwraith

July 19, 2019

Charfade's Cache

Charfade's Challenge

This week we continue celebrating Charfade with new weapons, styles, and balance updates!

 

Balance

This update many cores have been buffed to increase their usefulness and viability for a number of builds

Cores

  • Hawk Guardian: 130% instead of 125%
  • Yeti Fury: 110% instead of 105%
  • Legion/Exile strike: Additional +50 instead of 20
  • Chomp (Omega Yeti and Gold Yeti) : 100% damage
  • Deep Plague: 0 cost
  • Molten Bullet: 0 cost
  • Monkakazi Special: Raised minimum bonus to +10, max bonus to 100
  • Curse: Reduce support by 50%; no warmup
  • Curse Aura: Reduce support by 50%; 25% chance to trigger
  • Frost Aura: 25% chance to trigger instead of 15%
  • Tremor Blast: 30% reduction instead of 20%
  • Feast of Flesh: Sacrifice 110 health instead of 125; +35% highest stat; 4 turn duration 

Skills

  • Cyper Hunter:
    • Static Charge: Blockable
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Atom Smasher : increase cost by 30.

 

Charfade Gear

Find several new weapons and a super-shiny new bike at Charfade in the Barrens!

  • Charfade's Battlegear P
  • Charfade's Battlegear E
  • Charfade's Battle Blade P
  • Charfade's Battle Blade E
  • Charfade's Battle Blaster P
  • Charfade's Battle Blaster E
  • Charfade's Battle Rifle P
  • Charfade's Battle Rifle E
  • Gold Charfade's Cruiser

We've also posted a fix for Charfade's Blaster P and E. The P and E should now have the proper name and damage. Charfade's Blaster P's color was modified to more clearly reflect the fact that it's an energy weapon.

 

Legendary Gear

For the most Epic of the Legendary duelists, we've stocked the Epic Legendary Arsenal with a platinum set to complement the Platinum Cyber Spartan Armor!

  • Platinum Spartan Sword P
  • Platinum Spartan Sword E
  • Platinum Spartan Blades P
  • Platinum Spartan Blades E
  • Platinum Spartan Mace P
  • Platinum Spartan Mace E
  • Platinum Spartan Staff P
  • Platinum Spartan Staff E

 

Charfade Styles

Check out the style changer for a CC and non-CC Charfade helmet!

 

Next Week!

Join us next week for Bido's Birthday Shop and a nightmarish surprise from Charfade!

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Nightwraith

June 28, 2019

Balance Update and Charfade Preview

Balance Changes/Fixes

General

  • Sidearm : Improves with strength. We've had Sidearm set to improve with Dexterity for years, but ultimately determined that it made the stat too powerful compared to Strength. We hope this change encourages more build diversity and improves utility of the Strength stat.
  • Field Medic: Improves with every 2.5 Support; Improves with every .1 levels over 20
    • Level 1: 165 Health Points
    • Level 2: 190 Health Points
    • Level 3: 215 Health Points
    • Level 4: 240 Health Points
    • Level 5: 265 Health Points
    • Level 6: 290 Health Points
    • Level 7: 315 Health Points
    • Level 8: 340 Health Points
    • Level 9: 365 Health Points
    • Level 10: 390 Health Points

Bounty Hunter

  • Smoke: Increase base cost by 10 energy
  • Stun Grenade: Improves with every .4 Dex instead of .45
  • Shadow Arts: Removed damage reduction aspect as it was viewed to be too strong

Mercenary

  • Blood Commander: Increased lifesteal to 80% of strength from 70%

Tech Mage

  • Overload: Improves with every .3 Dexterity; Improves with every .3 levels above 20
  • Plasma rain: Improves with dextery
  • Assimilation: Now absorbs 100% of  energy drained

Tactical Mercenary

  • Frenzy: 0 Energy requirement
  • Field Commander: 10% Crit boost was only applying to primary damage. Will now apply to sidearm and auxiliary.

Cyber Hunter

  • Malfunction: Improves with every 3.5 Support instead of 3.7 Tech
  • Shadow Arts: Removed damage reduction aspect as it was viewed to be too strong

Blood Mage

  • Overload: Improves with every .3 Dexterity; Improves with every .3 levels above 20
  • Plasma rain: Improves with dextery         

Cores

  • Health booster:  300 health  ; Energy booter: 300 energy
  • Absorption: Changed from 50% to 40%

 

Next Week!

"Hey! Where's the meat?" You may be asking. Next week, we'll kick off the 4th of July Week with an Epic Charfade Evolution release. Charfade has been on Delta V for nearly a decade and while that harsh environment has made her gruff and gritty, it hasn't hardened her heart toward the sparce wildlife remaining on her adopted planet. Join us next week for new achievement, new bosses, new weapons, new armors, and all the burgers you can eat!*

Charfade Preview

*Last part may not be true.

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June 21, 2019

Epic Overachiever

This week in EpicDuel, get ready to boost your rating points as we introduce 3 new, long-awaited, evolving achievements. While your stacking your ranks and trying the latest round of balance updates, try downloading the latest Artix Game Launcher for the best dueling experience!

 

Balance

As of the latest balance update, Mercenaries were punished hard and Hunters surged while Mages languished somewhere in the middle. This update will introduce some changes to soften the other passive armors, reduce the spam-ability of Venom Strike, and increase the stat cost of Shadow Arts. Mages should see a bump with a boost in Plasma Bolt and a change to Supercharge which can provide a huge boost to Rage depending on the target's Rage.

General

  • Auxiliary damage rate improved slightly to encourage Support builds

Bounty Hunter

  • Smoke Screen: Improves with every 4 Tech instead of 3.7
  • Venom Strike: Cooldown 3
  • Shadow Arts: Changed requirement to Support
    24 Support(+2 per skill level increase)
    Level 1: 24 Support
    Level 2: 26 Support
    Level 3: 28 Support
    Level 4: 30 Support
    Level 5: 32 Support
    Level 6: 34 Support
    Level 7: 36 Support
    Level 8: 38 Support
    Level 9: 40 Support
    Level 10: 42 Support

Mercenary

  • Artillery Strike: Improves with every .35 support instead of .4

Tech Mage

  • Plasma Bolt: Boosted defense ignore to 15% from 10%
  • Supercharge: Caster receives bonus Rage based on target's current Rage
  • Deadly Aim: requres Strength instead of Support

Cyber Hunter

  • Venom Strike: Cooldown 3
  • Shadow Arts: Changed requirement to Support
    24 Support(+2 per skill level increase)
    Level 1: 24 Support
    Level 2: 26 Support
    Level 3: 28 Support
    Level 4: 30 Support
    Level 5: 32 Support
    Level 6: 34 Support
    Level 7: 36 Support
    Level 8: 38 Support
    Level 9: 40 Support
    Level 10: 42 Support
  • Plasma Armor:
    Level 1: 10% Resistance
    Level 2: 12% Resistance
    Level 3: 14% Resistance
    Level 4: 16% Resistance
    Level 5: 18% Resistance
    Level 6: 20% Resistance
    Level 7: 22% Resistance
    Level 8: 23% Resistance
    Level 9: 24% Resistance
    Level 10: 25% Resistance

Tactical Mercenary

  • Artillery Strike: Improves with every .35 support instead of .4
  • Toxic Grenade: Cooldown 3
  • Mineral Armor:
    Level 1: 10% Defense
    Level 2: 12% Defense
    Level 3: 14% Defense
    Level 4: 16% Defense
    Level 5: 18% Defense
    Level 6: 20% Defense
    Level 7: 22% Defense
    Level 8: 23% Defense
    Level 9: 24% Defense
    Level 10: 25% Defense


Blood Mage

  • Supercharge: Caster receives bonus Rage based on target's current Rage
  • Deadly Aim: requres Strength instead of Support


Bots

  • Pyro Fly:Chooses from top 3 skills rather than top 4 


Achievements

Win Rank: Awarded for wins, corresponding to rank icon on stats page. This will default to hidden and will update after one PvP victory.

Buy Backer: Now an evolving achievement with 12 levels. Will take some time to update, but can be updated instantly with a Buy Back purchase.

Banker: Awarded for buying bank slots (doesn't include the 20 free slots). 10 levels. This will take some time to update, but can be updated isntantly with a Bank Slot purchase.

 

Get the Artix Game Launcher V2

Artix Launcher

If you didn't know already, very soon most major browsers are discontinuing support of Flash! You may notice that browsers already disable Flash by default and require you to give special permissions to enable Flash. The best way to play EpicDuel and all the other Flash Artix Entertainment games is with the Artix Games Launcher 2.0! This app is the best way enjoy all your favorite AE browser games with easy access ot the latest news on each game's ongoing development. Ideally, all these Flash games will be ported to alternate platforms (like Steam, iOS and Android), but that project will take a bit more time and resources considering many of these games have decades of content!

In the meantime, get the latest Artix Games Launcher and Duel On today!

 

Get the Moglins on BackerKit! New stretch goal unlocked! 

You can still get the Moglins for a limited time on BackerKit!
The Moglins Kickstarter was a success! We have been using a service called BackerKit to send out the in-game codes to backers months ahead of schedule. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can still pledge and get your Moglins through BackerKit until the end of December. For more details, check out the complete Design Notes post about it!

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