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November 18, 2020

Gift-A-Geddon 2020

Gift-a-Geddon 2020

As hard as it is to believe, as this year warps time and space and history into an amorphous cosmic mass, the 2020 season of Gifting is nearly here! This year, gifting will officially go online Friday December 4th and last until Friday January 8th, 2021! In preparation of this major event, which is by far the highlight of every EpicDuel year, we'll be launching a new Mega-Pack and buffing the value of the current 10,000 AP Varium packs!

 

Legendary Epic Mega-Pack 2020!

Friday November 20th, we'll be launching a massive mega-pack of 40,000 Varium for 20,000 Artix Points. This package will be available after a brief update early in the day. Those who purchase this pack will also be awarded a one-time Legendary Epic Supporter 2020 achievement! This is an incredible value, but it will only be around for a limited time: the promotion will officially end when gifting begins on December 4th!

 

Epic Supporter 2020!

We're doing something a bit different with the promo packs and boosting the Varium included in the weapon pack from 10,000 to 15,000 and the pure Varium pack from 12,000 to 18,000!  These packages will award the Epic Supporter 2020 achievement which will evolve if the packs are purchased multiple times! The 40,000 Varium pack will also count towards the Epic Supporter 2020 achievement.

 

The Prize

This year, like last year, we're offering the top 15 Gifters a customized item! What does this mean? Here are some parameters, which could change over the course of the gifting event. Please review them carefully to avoid disappointment or misunderstanding at the end of the gifting event:

  • The item to be customized must already exist.
  • This item can be any sword, sidearm, auxiliary, home item, armor, bot, or class-specific item that has ever been available in-game.*
  • Items from other games can be requested, but require permission from the corresponding game lead, and must align with an already existing item category in EpicDuel. They must also be compatible with EpicDuel’s art style. For example, AQ3D items and AQW armors can’t be adapted for ED without being entirely recreated.
  • If the request is for the physical version of a weapon, and there's a corresponding energy version, the gifting finalist may have the energy version as well. However, you cannot request an entire promo pack or weapon set.
  • If the request if for a customized bot, the wish will only be valid for one damage-type configuration of the bot.
  • Customization requests can be refused if they're deemed unreasonable or illegal (copy-written material, offensive, etc...).
  • The item(s) must be awarded to the same character that made the top 15 gifting list. No item transfers will be honored.
  • The item may have any core available in-game equipped to it as long as it's of the proper category (i.e. no auxiliary cores on primary weapons, etc...).
  • Core graphics and animations will not be customized.
  • For balance reasons, skills cannot be modified (i.e. additional damage, % effectiveness, cooldown, damage type, cost, etc...).

*Founder Exception: Only the first place gifter may request Founder Armor, however, if you have a Founder Achievement form the Founder phase of EpicDuel, but no Founder Armor, you may ask for Founder Armor.

The first place gifter will receive a customized weapon as specified above, but will additionally receive a completely custom item. This can be any item category. The winner will also have the option to receive up to 20 unique codes to share the completely original custom item with friends...or not! It's entirely up to them!

Like last year, the top 15 Gifters will have the option to distribute their extra Secret and Silver Secret packages to friends of their choice! This distribution must happen before the packages open so they can't be held in limbo indefinitely.

Hopefully this list will help you make your decision easier without being too restrictive. We'll work with the winners to make sure their wishes are fulfilled to their satisfaction within the parameters established above. If any winner is found to have cheated, they will not be eligible for a wish and will likely have their account disabled.

 

Omega Frost Slayer Returns!

It's nearly time for the seasonal-rare Winter items to return to EpicDuel, and that means the promotional Omega Frost Slayer Gear is due to return! Visit Torgan to check out this gear with newly-unlocked Active cores!

  • Omega Frost Slayer P
  • Omega Frost Slayer E
  • Omega Frost Destroyer P
  • Omega Frost Destroyer E
  • Omega Frost Blaster P
  • Omega Frost Blaster E
  • Omega Frost Cannon P
  • Omega Frost Cannon E

Cores: These previously promotional cores will also return to Torgan for purchase with Varium only

  • Tactical Reload (Aux): Get a free reload of your Auxiliary, bypassing cooldown.
  • Frozen Rift: Opens an icy rift, dealing Sidearm damage plus 10% of your target's max Health (Max 400).
  • Frozen Fist: 105% Primary damage, increasing by 5% per round, (140% max).

 

Stop the Clock!

You may have noticed the war cooldown is set to a ridiculously high number of hours. That's to guarantee that another war won't start to interfere with gifting. The war bar will disappear and be replaced with the gifting interface Friday November 20th!

 

Download the Artix Game Launcher!

Chrome and many other popular browser are dropping support for Flash next month! This means that the best way to play EpicDuel and all the other AE browser games will be through the Artix Game Launcher! Many of you are already using it, but some are still completely unaware of this major change. Don't be caught off guard and download the Launcher today!

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Nightwraith

November 12, 2020

The Final Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Join us on Delta V for the Final Friday the 13th! Well, not the last Friday the 13th  ever, just this year, but it does sound much more dramatic and urgent to phrase it at the final one. Visit Dage and Caden for dark and devious treats to add to your arsenal. While you're shopping, browse the refreshed home item shop for new devilish décor to spruce up your epic dwelling for the upcoming holiday season.


New items:

Visit Caden for new Friday the 13th seasonal rares!

  • Slasher Machete P
  • Slasher Machete E
  • Spirit Binder P
  • Spirit Binder E
  • Spirit Harvester Scythe P
  • Spirit Harvester Scythe E
  • Spirit Harvester Sword P
  • Spirit Harvester Sword E

In addition to new weapons, Dage's 2020 Birthday weapons have returned to his shop so grab them before they're gone for the year!


Home items

The home item shop has been stocked with a new batch of items to add some cursed, grim flavor to your humble dwellings. It's not Halloween, but it is Friday the 13th so they're still technically on-theme!

  • Dark Cauldron
  • Pumpkin of Darkness Right
  • Pumpkin of Darkness Left
  • Black Wood Chair Right
  • Black Wood Chair Left
  • Dark Bed Right
  • Dark Bed Left
  • Unlucky Mirror
  • Dark Wall Torch
  • Ghost Portrait
  • Ghostly Lantern
  • Reaping Spirit Right
  • Reaping Spirit Left
  • Dark Offering Right
  • Dark Offering Left
  • Crossed Spirit Binders
  • Crossed Spirit Scythes
  • Dark Alchemy Shelf
  • Small Dark Alchemy Shelf
  • Small Skull Shelf
  • Bat Right
  • Bat Left
  • Evil Cake

 

New Achievements

What's this? A Friday the 13th so close to Nightwraith's birthday? Something must be done about that! Something like...making a new rare achievement!

  • Nightwraith Friday the 13th

 

Returning Boss

With this update, you'll have another chance to challenge Nightmare Dage once again! Can you collect all of his rare Nightmare drops?​

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Nightwraith

November 06, 2020

November Nightmare

Nightmare Nightwraith Returns

A new portal has opened in the Wasteland Minetower! This dimensional tear has trapped another being not of this world: Darkon. Visit him in his dark and mysterious limbo to procure new weapons of war and accept a mighty challenge!

 

New Items:

Visit Darkon to gain access to a new shop of otherworldly weapons surging with lethal power!

  • Darkon's Debris Katana P
  • Darkon's Debris Katana E
  • Darkon's Debris Scythe P
  • Darkon's Debris Scythe E
  • Darkon's Debris Berserker P
  • Darkon's Debris Berserker E
  • Darkon's Debris Spear P
  • Darkon's Debris Spear E
  • Darkon's Debris Blades P
  • Darkon's Debris Blades E
  • Darkon's Debris Axe P
  • Darkon's Debris Axe E
  • Darkon's Debris Staff P
  • Darkon's Debris Staff E

 Infinity Power Strike (Unlimited) core now sold at Titan!


New Achievements

  • Darkon Destroyer (Earned for defeating new boss Darkon!)
  • Nightwraith Chop (Evolving Achievement with 10 levels)

 

New and Returning Missions!

Several missions are returning in honor of another seasonally recurring event: Nightwraith's birthday! 

  • OneX6 Retrieval: Returning with 2 new mission!
    • OneX6 7
    • Loyalty Tax
  • Party Business: Returning with 1 new mission!
    • 36
  • A Bold Bounty: Returning. Can you defeat Nightmare Nightwraith and win Nightwraith's Armor?

 

Balance:

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Barbed Grenade: Changed stat requirement to Strength instead of Dexterity
  • Tech Mage:
    • Malfunction: Increased stat requirement. Level 1 = 24 Dexterity, increasing by 2 per level

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Nightwraith

October 30, 2020

Harvest Horror!

Harvest Horror Release

Time for a new Harvest of Horror as EpicDuel received a harrowing host of new weapons and decorations for your home!

 

New Items:

Check out a horrifying harvest of new weapons created by Tomcat/Deuce and Bido available at Snork, hiding creepily at the base of the Wasteland Minetower!

  • Vampiric Claymore P
  • Vampiric Claymore E
  • Vampiric Slicers P
  • Vampiric Slicers E
  • Vampiric Hacker P
  • Vampiric Hacker E
  • Vampiric Staff P
  • Vampiric Staff E
  • Vampiric Stake Gun P
  • Vampiric Stake Gun E
  • Vampiric Stake Cannon P
  • Vampiric Stake Cannon E
  • Harvest Horror Scimitar P
  • Harvest Horror Scimitar E
  • Harvest Horror Slayer P
  • Harvest Horror Slayer E

 

New Home Items:

  • Jack O Lantern Basket
  • Pumpkin Mantlepiece
  • Purple Pumpkin Mantlepiece
  • Green Pumpkin Mantlepiece
  • Blue Pumpkin Mantlepiece


New Achievement

Hallow Warrior 3.0 is now available from the achievement shop!

 

Bug Fix:

  • Plasma Grenade: Couldn't but used in conjunction with Malfunction

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October 23, 2020

Epic Balance Evolution

Epic Balance Update!

Last week introduced some spicy balance changes to Cyber Hunters, and this week we're kicking up the scoville units to dangerous levels and we overhaul Tactical Mercenaries, Blood Mages, Tech Mages, and make additional changes to Cyber Hunters. These changes should hopefully add some more build options and introduce interesting variety to battles. 

Also, we've made some security updates to the site so you might need to update your bookmarks to point to https://epicduel.artix.com/play-now/ and https://epicduel.artix.com/ for the latest working version of the game and website.

 

Balance Changes: 

  • Tech Mage:
    • Field Medic: Base 180 increase by 25 to level 3, increase by 35 from level 4-10. Stat (Support) +1 Health point by every 2.2 support
    • Malfunction: +1 Technology Point every 3.8 Support
    • Nanotech Shield: Replaces Defense Matrix. Activate a powerful shield that negates a % on incoming damage, 10% enhancement of base skills.
      • Level 1: 7%
      • Level 2: 9%
      • Level 3: 11%
      • Level 4: 13%
      • Level 5: 15%
      • Level 6: 16%
      • Level 7: 17%
      • Level 8: 18%
      • Level 9: 19%
      • Level 10: 20%

 

  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Defense Matrix: Replaces with Nanotech Shield; .55 scaling with Support
    • Plasma Grenade: Buffed to reduce 25% Resistance
    • Pulse Punch: Gain a % of HP from damage; scale 32%-50%; removed weapon requirement
    • Proton Cannon: HP gain buffed to 15%
    • Memory Leak: Level 1 35 HP/Energy damage, plus 10 damage every level to level 5 and plus 5 damage to level 10 with max of 100

 

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Frenzy: Gain a % of Energy from primary weapon damage (similar to Static Charge) instead of HP
      • Level 1: 25%
      • Level 2: 29%
      • Level 3: 33%
      • Level 4: 37%
      • Level 5: 41%
      • Level 6: 43%
      • Level 7: 45%
      • Level 8: 47%
      • Level 9: 49%
      • Level 10: 51%
  • Field Medic: Swap with Bounty Hunter’s Field Medic

 

  • Blood Mage:
    • Parasite: level one 9% increase by 1% until level 10 with max at 18%
    • Maelstrom: Reduce each level’s cost by 10 points

 

  • Robots:
    • Tactical Shark Drone P/E: Grenade Storm: 85% damage, unlimited use; Fixed a bug that was causing the E variant to crit more than usual

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October 16, 2020

Cyber Hunter Revamp

Cyber Hunter Revamp

EpicDuel is now live with new weapons, new bots, new achievements, and an overhaul to the Cyber Hunter class!

 

New items

Xeno Ghoul and Spectral Bazookas

Visit Snork for new RARE auxiliaries and sidearms:

  • Xeno Ghoul Cannon
  • Xeno Spectral Blaster
  • Xeno Ghoul Shotgun
  • Xeno Spectral Shotgun

Visit Charfade for:

  • Rusted Mini Rex Mutation

Visit Big Tuna in the West Naval Yard for 2 vicious new bots!

  • Tactical Shark Drone P
  • Tactical Shark Drone E
    • Bloodletting Bite: Inflict a powerful bite with 30% lifesteal.
    • Grenade Storm: Unleash a barrage of grenades for 90% damage against 2 targets.

 

Home items

To complement the new Rusted Mini Rex, we're offering new statues for display in your homes!

  • Rusted Green Mini Rex Right
  • Rusted Green Mini Rex Left
  • Rusted Blue Mini Rex Right
  • Rusted Blue Mini Rex Left

 

New Achievement

Sports schedules have been unusual in 2020 to say the least, but we're ready with a new achievement for The Big Show 2020, available in the Achievement shop now!

 

Balance:

Cyber Hunter: 

  • Massacre becomes Photon Cannon: Use nanotech cannon to blast foes and debuff defenses 15% for #DUR turns. 10% HP gain.
  • Plasma Grenade: Throw a grenade dealing Energy Damage, reducing Resistance 20% for #DUR turns
  •  Pulse Punch: Strike an enemy with a chance to stuns

Stuns:

  • Stun Grenade: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Overload: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Maul: Stun chance reduced to 20%
  • Paralysis Coating: Stun chance reduced to 20%

 

Server Maintenance

Earlier this week, we brought down the servers for some maintenance and consolidation. The short, easy to digest version is that EpicDuel (Epic, Exile, and the Developer environment) is now hosted on a newer, more powerful computer. There may be some hiccups, but this should ultimately be a change for the better.

 

HeroMart Mogloween Shop!

The HeroMart Mogloween Shop is now live! Check it out to adorn your mortal frame with the latest spooky/scary designs!

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October 02, 2020

Mini Rex Resurgence!

Rusted Mini-Rex

Charfade had a few surprises saved in the back of her shop for those without Varium, but plenty of credits burning holes in their pockets! These Rusted Mini-Rexes have a mildly-less-potent special but pack the same powerful main attack! Plus, you can't really go wrong with the battle-damaged aesthetic! 

 

New items:

 

Sold by Charfade:

  • Rusted Mini Rex P: Fire a Physical beam with bonus damage of 7% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • Rusted Mini Rex E: Fire an Energy beam with bonus damage of 7% of your target's max Health (Max 500)

Sold by Big Tuna:

  • Robo Shark Morph
  • Robo Shark Morph CC

 

New Achievement

 

MechQuest Anniversary: Launched 10-1-2007! That's 13 years of Mech-based combat! Thanks to Charfade and the Dragonoid, EpicDuel will always have a special connection to this exceptional RPG in Artix Entertainment's catalogue of games.

 

New Home Items

 

If the achievement weren't enough to show your MechQuest appreciation, stop by your home shop and take a gander at the latest offerings of MQ-themed banks and statues.

  • MechQuest Anniversary Bank R
  • MechQuest Anniversary Bank L
  • Mini MechQuest Statue R
  • Mini MechQuest Statue L

 

Balance

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Crippling Strike: 110% instead of 120% for initial strike.
  • Cores:
    • Revitalization: Healing cap reduced to 1300
    • Sea King's Spirit: Unlimited uses with a 4-turn cooldown. Also initial energy gain based on Resistance points (equivalent to Generator)
    • Sea King's Corruption: Increased health gain reduction to 45%
    • Hatchling Rush: Increased health gain reduction to 45%

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Nightwraith

September 23, 2020

The Sea King's Treasure

Sea King's Treasure Promo Pack

Say "goodbye" to the Infernal Fantasy Gear and "hello" to the mighty Sea King's Treasure, now available for a limited time!


Sea King's Treasure

Forged at the bottom of Delta V's irradiated seas, the Sea King's Treasure is a mighty arsenal of weapons and armor design to devastate your foes with crippling attacks and lethal poisons. Crafted by the always amazing Bido and Deuce, this set should join the ranks of the finest items in EpicDuel.

  • Sea King's Protector
    • Sea King's Spirit: Active an aura that turns 50% of incoming damage into Energy.
  • Sea King's Executioner P
  • Sea King's Executioner E
  • Sea King's Wrath
  • Sea King's Terror
    • Sea King's Curse Remove target's armor (1 turn), sidearm (2 turns), and auxiliary (3 turns).
  • Sea King's Disruptor P
  • Sea King's Disruptor E
    • Sea King's Venom: Strike for 85% damage, afflicting target with incurable poison for 3 turns draining HP by 70 each round.
  • Sea King's Disintegrator P
  • Sea King's Disintegrator E
    • Sea King's Corruption: Reduces the effect of all healing by 40%.
  • Sea King's Cruiser (RARE)

This promotional package comes with a new Ultra-Rare achievement worth 2500 rating points: Sea King's Crest!

 

This package also includes batch of bonus cores that can be equipped to your existing weapons. This should allow maximum flexibility when constructing your ultimate builds!

 

New Hairstyles

Complement your new Sea King gear with 3 new styles! 

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Plasma Grenade, +1 Energy Damage every 0.38 Support instead of .35
    • Adaptive Offense: increase level 1 to 242, Increase by 19 with level 10 at 413.
    • Lvl 1 - 242
    • Lvl 2 - 261
    • Lvl 3 - 280
    • Lvl 4 - 299
    • Lvl 5 - 318
    • Lvl 6 - 337
    • Lvl 7 - 356
    • Lvl 8 - 375
    • Lvl 9 - 395
    • Lvl 10 - 413

 

Other Changes / Fixes

  • Hidden for many years, the Win% will now show on the leaderboards.
  • The character page links in game will now direct to the correct website.

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Nightwraith

September 04, 2020

Echo in the Mines

Echo in the Mines

Echoes of war sound throughout the Infernal Mines. Relive one of the greatest conflicts of Delta V's history and spar against the Delta Vault!

Also, remember to stop by Thalyssa in the West Naval Yard to pick up any returning pirate gear you may have missed!

 

Relive the Delta Vault Battle!

Visit the War Memorial in the Infernal Mines to challenge a simulation of the Delta Vault from the original Infernal War! While Baelius' original diabolical design required an entire army to breach, this version can be bested in single combat. Since the level cap and power levels are higher now than in those days of Delta, a new Legendary variation is available to test your might against an opponent the best duelists of the day would struggle to defeat! As if the honor of triumph and a shiny new achievement weren't enough, the Legendary Vault is holding some treasures in the form of rare armor drops!

 

New Items

The War Memorial is also dispensing new throwbacks that the Infernal War, grenades! Available as equitable cores, these limited skills can provide interesting strategies to throw your opponents off guard and turn the tide of battle. No duelist should leave the mines without one! Lawman's orders!

  • Soldier's Grenade P x25
    • Compact grenade dealing 120% Physical damage.
  • Soldier's Grenade E x25
    • Compact grenade dealing 120% Energy damage.
  • Om Nom Bomb P x25
    • Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 35% Physical damage to HP.
  • Om Nom Bomb E x25
    • Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 35% Energy damage to HP.
  • Magma Grenade P x25
    • Physical grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (1.5 per level) for 4 turns.
  • Magma Grenade E x25
    • Energy grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (1.5 per level) for 4 turns.
  • 4234 Short Circuit Grenade P x25
    • A grenade that deals Physical damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Short Circuit Grenade E x25
    • A grenade that deals Energy damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Crystal Grenade x25
    • A grenade that reduces the target's energy by 40% of normal strike damage.
  • Stalagrenade P x25
    • Hardened Physical grenade that ignores 25% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Stalagrenade E x25
    • Hardened Energy grenade that ignores 25% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Hammer Grenade P x25
    • 85% Physical damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.
  • Hammer Grenade E x25
    • 85% Energy damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.

One new core is now available at VendBots to help provide a sidearm-based counterattack for Credit-only players against healing builds.

  • Piercing Shot
    • Reduce defense/resistance 10% and healing 20% for 3 turns.

 

Hairstyles

To match the Legendary Delta Vault's drops, everyone will have access to 3 new styles! You're not afraid of bugs are you?

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Plasma Grenade: Stat requirement Dexterity starting at 15 and increase 2 per level with a max of 33.
    • Gene Augment: Move req max 42 Dexterity instead of Support
  • Cores:
    • Revitalization: Now heals for a maximum of 1700 HP. Legendary points can increase this cap. The skill can be impacted by healing reduction cores like Hatchling Rush and Shell Shocker.
    • Tranquility: HP cap raised to 650

 

Enjoy your long weekend, Duelists! We'll be taking a break next week then returning in force the week after with a NEW promotional package! Also, the bonus Varium that's come with all the top packages since Spring will be ending September 14! Have a great weekend and Duel On!

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Nightwraith

August 28, 2020

Titan's Birthday Bonus!

Titan's Birthday Bounty

Titan's inventory has been updated again with several new items, including some new, completely non-threatening padded weapons if you'd rather take a friendlier approach to dueling! We've also included some significant balance adjustments to Cyber Hunters and Mercenaries.

Be sure to keep your twitter feed open this weekend as EpicDuel Devs, Mods, and Testers drop several new prize codes for new rare armors! 

 

New Items

Visit Titan in his Frysteland lair to browse his inventory of new sidearms and auxiliary weapons, including a food-based armor! Don't wear it around Titan if he skipped lunch or you might find yourself missing an arm!

  • Titan's Executioner Blaster P
  • Titan's Executioner Blaster E
  • Titan's Executioner Bow P
  • Titan's Executioner Bow E
  • Angry Frank Costume
  • Bludgeon of the Fallen P
  • Bludgeon of the Fallen E
  • Executioner of the Fallen P
  • Executioner of the Fallen E

 

New Styles

The style shop has been updated with 2 wild new styles!

 

Balance

Several skills have been buffed with added effects to improve their usefulness and encourage build diversity. Of particular focus has been the skills of Cyber Hunters, who can often struggle in protracted fights.

  • Mercenary
    • Intimidate: Added a 10% Defense reduction
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Neurotoxin: Adds a 20% decrease of healing
    • Adaptive offense: Improves with Technology instead of Strength
    • Static Charge: Improve with Technology instead of Support
    • Plasma Grenade: Improve with Support instead of Technology
    • Malfunction: Scaling changed to improve with every 3.8 Support instead of 3.5
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Crippling Strike: Lower base cost to 85 and increase by 25 per level and keep max at 30% with a max cost of 310

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Nightwraith

August 21, 2020

Titan's Birthday Bounty!

Happy Birthday to Titan!

The mysterious and mighty Titan has completed another revolution around the sun (which sun, though?) and it's now time for another round of belated birthday loot!

 

New Titan Items!

Visit Titan's home on Frysteland's frigid peak to browse a new bounty of Titan-themed weapons created by artist Tomcat/Deuce! Plus, Color Customizeable version of past favorites have been added to the shop for maximum coordination!

  • Swords
    • Titan's Executioner Sword P
    • Titan's Executioner Sword E
    • Titan's Triumph CC P
    • Titan's Triumph CC E
  • Wrist Blades
    • Titan's Executioner Blades P
    • Titan's Executioner Blades E
  • Mauls/Axes
    • Titan's Executioner Maul P
    • Titan's Executioner Maul E
  • Staffs
    • Titan's Executioner Staff P
    • Titan's Executioner Staff E
  • Mutating Weapons
    • Titan's Terror CC P
    • Titan's Terror CC E
  • Vehicles
    •  Platinum Burger Bike
  • Styles
    • A new CC Titan style has been added to the character customizer if you ever wanted a CC version of a burger head to complete your food-themed look!

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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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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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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 up to 1700 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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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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