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October 03, 2022

Techstalker Terminator

Techstalker Terminator

Celebrating 20 year of Artix Entertainment, we just launched the Techstalker Terminator Package! 20 years for $20 (4,000 AP)!*
*Please note this package does not include extra Varium. The regular 2,500 Varium package (4,000) is still available from the Varium shop.

  • Armors:
    • Techstalker Exosuit A
    • Techstalker Exosuit B
    • Techstalker Exosuit C
    • Techstalker Exosuit A CC
    • Techstalker Exosuit B CC
    • Techstalker Exosuit C CC

These new armors come pre-equipped with new cores!

  • Resonant Armor (Armor Core - Passive): Lower attacker's energy by 15% ranged damage.
  • Astral Projection (Armor Core): Summon a cosmic avatar for 80 HP, dealing 50% damage to Energy.
  • Primary Weapons:
    • Techstalker Sword P
    • Techstalker Sword E
    • Techstalker Terminator P
    • Techstalker Terminator E

These primary weapons are pre-equipped with a new active core!

  • Energy Harvest (Primary Core): Deal 85% damage, stealing 20% HP and Energy, disabling melee attacks for 2 turns.
  • Sidearms:
    • Techstalker Repeater P
    • Techstalker Repeater E

These sidearm weapons are pre-equipped with a new active core!

  • Core Corruption (Sidearm Core): Increases target's Rage while lowering Dexterity/Technology 40 points.
  • Auxilaries:
    • Techstalker Railgun P
    • Techstalker Railgun E

These auxiliary weapons are pre-equipped with a new active core!

  • Skull Smasher (Auxiliary Core): Use your auxiliary as a melee weapon to deal 125% damage.
  • Bots:
    • Techstalker Bot P
      • Techstalker Beam P: Fire physical beam with a 20% crit chance.
      • Techstalker Tremor P: Reduce Crit, Block, and Deflection chance for 4 turns, 15% stun chance.
    • Techstalker Bot E
      • Techstalker Beam E: Fire an energy beam with a 20% crit chance.
      • Techstalker Tremor E: Reduce Crit, Block, and Deflection chance for 4 turns, 15% stun chance.
  • Vehicles:
    • Techstalker Bike
    • Techstalker Bike CC

Those who purchase the new Techstalker package will receive the Techstalker's Crest achievement to commemorate their support for the game. This package will not be available long so get it before it goes rare!

 

Acatriel's Battlebots

2 new robots are available from Acatriel in-game as limited rares!

  • Battlebot P
    • Battlebot Buzzsaw P: Activate a lethal buzzsaw, ignoring 20% defense.
    • Battlebot Barrage P: Fire a chaingun for 85% damage against 2 targets; 20% Rage reduction.
  • Battlebot E
    • Battlebot Buzzsaw E: Activate a lethal buzzsaw, ignoring 20% defense.
    • Battlebot Barrage E: Fire a chaingun for 85% damage against 2 targets; 30% Rage reduction.; 20% Rage reduction.

 

Other Changes and Fixes:

  • Darkeater's Insanity: Increases target's Rage while lowering Strength/Support 40 points.
  • Whiteout: 1 turn duration
  • Fixed: Bug that caused the search bar to freeze the Arcade
  • Fixed: Bug that caused bosses to freeze the game at the end of battle.

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Nightwraith

September 16, 2022

Typhoon Terror Ends

Typhoon Terror Ends

The Typhoon Terror Tournament has officially ended! Visit Captain Shoggoth to view the final leaderboard and the final winners of this latest test of endurance and skill! All prizes, including the prizes for all participants have been distributed. If you do not see a prize item, you may need to log out then back in again.

 Typhoon Terror Final Score

 

Coming Soon: EpicDuel Battle Pass (Duel Pass?)

In addition to the upcoming Techstalker Package we're preparing a new feature that could greatly revitalize EpicDuel: Battle Pass. 

With this new feature, you will be able to complete a series of daily and weekly challenges to earn experience to claim prizes including credits, weapons, hairstyles, and more! This feature has been implemented successfully in many other games from AAA to indie to mobile and we hope it will create a new daily incentive to play and explore all EpicDuel has to offer!

We don't have a firm release date for this feature since it still needs more testing and cleanup, but we'll have more updates as they are available.

 

Security Checkup Redux

Recently, there was an unplanned password reset to address some lingering concerns from the last reset in April. Many accounts that were already reset before were reset again in error, effecting many more players than intended. If you are having difficulty logging into your EpicDuel accounts, you may have been affected by the recent reset and will need to review your user information and update your old passwords with new ones.

If after attempting to login, you received a message about your account being locked or secured, you will need to login into your account via the Battleon Portal.  After successfully logging in via the website and updating your password you should then be able to login to your EpicDuel account through the Launcher normally.

For more help and information regarding login issues, please visit this Support Page.  

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Nightwraith

September 09, 2022

Typhoon Terror Approaches

Typhoon Terror Approaches

Typhoon Terror approaches! If you haven't already, there's still time to visit Captain Shoggoth in the West Naval Yard to purchase a Typhoon Terror Ticket to compete in Delta V's latest tournament! This tournament will begin Tuesday September 13 at 4:00 PM (EST) and end Friday September 16 at 4:00 PM (EST).

 

Balance Changes

This update features a few buffs to some underutilized cores from the current Darkeater package.

  • Shadowlord's Severance P/E: 40% defense ignore special made reusable but with 5 turn cooldown (Right now the robot is not used a lot because the special is single use. 4 turn cooldown seems too powerful?)
  • Darkeater's Defiance: Reusable with 5 turn cooldown
  • Darkeater's Insanity: -35 flat Strength and Support reduction

 

Techstalker Preview

Techstalker Preview

Acatriel has been hard at work building a new unique set of weapons, armors, bots, and vehicles to introduce to EpicDuel soon! This update will feature a small taste of the Techstalker set with 6 new styles!

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Nightwraith

August 31, 2022

Typhoon Terror

Typhoon Terror

A new tournament is nearly upon us! Visit Captain Shoggoth in the West Naval Yard purchase a Typhoon Terror Ticket to guarantee participation in Delta V's latest test of might and endurance! This final tournament in our tourney trilogy will have a similar duration to the previous tournament, lasting from Tuesday September 13 at 4:00 PM (EST) to Friday September 16 at 4:00 PM (EST). The scoring per victory will be as follows:

  • 1v1: 10 points
  • 2v2: 20 points
  • Juggernaut: 4 points

For a complete list of prizes, read on:


ALL participants will receive the following items at the end of the tournament:

  • Typhoon Terror Lance P (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Lance E (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Razor P (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Razor E (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Spear P (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Spear E (Sword)
  • Leviathan Morph (Travel Form)

BRONZE

Those who finish the tournament with the Bronze tier achievement will receive:

  • Typhoon Vanguard Armor (Armor)
  • Typhoon Vanguard Armor CC (Armor)
  • Typhoon Terror Sword P (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Sword E (Sword)
  • Typhoon Tyrant P (Bot)
  • Typhoon Tyrant E (Bot)

Bronze tier finalists will also receive the participation rewards.

SILVER

Those who finish the tournament with the Silver tier achievement will receive:

  • Typhoon Terror Toxifier P
  • Typhoon Terror Toxifier E
  • Typhoon Terror Tusk P
  • Typhoon Terror Tusk E

Silver tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

 GOLD

Those who finish the tournament with the Gold tier achievement will receive:

  • Typhoon Commander Armor (Armor)
  • Typhoon Commander Armor CC (Armor)
  • Typhoon Terror Terminator P (Mutating)
  • Typhoon Terror Terminator E (Mutating)

Gold tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

PLATINUM

The hardcore duelist who finishes the tournament with the Platinum tier achievement will receive:

  • Typhoon Terror Toxifier P CC
  • Typhoon Terror Toxifier E CC
  • Typhoon Terror Tusk P CC
  • Typhoon Terror Tusk E CC
  • Leviathan Morph CC (Travel Form)
  • Typhoon Terror Sword CC P (Sword)
  • Typhoon Terror Sword CC E (Sword)

The Platinum tier finalist will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

Typhoon Terror Prizes

 

Multi-logging and Rule Refresher

Since enforcement is stronger and more vigilant around tournament time, and relatively new features like 2v2 linking have left some with questions about the official rules governing such features, I'm resharing this link to the official rules and guidelines from the Artix Entertainment site and the following passage concerning those rules:

Game Rules

  1. Do not bot, cheat/hack, exploit, phish, or attack the servers in any way.
    This includes:
    1. Using trainers
    2. Shop / quest loaders
    3. Third-party programs
      For EpicDuel
    4. Create 'Dummy' characters to play the game
    5. Multiple characters in a faction
    6. No multi-logging: you can only login to one account at a time per game session

If you link with yourself in 2v2, you will be banned. If you fight accounts owned by yourself for free wins in 1v1, you will be banned. You may get away with it for a time, but you have to wonder if racking up some easy wins is really worth losing your main account when you eventually get caught.

This finally leaves the question of multi-logging against bosses. While multi-logging is against the rules as seen above, PvP violations will still be prioritized vs. PvE. A consequence in this case is we won't celebrate players who defeat bosses by multi-logging, thereby encouraging the practice.

 

Secret Package Patch

For a long time after gifting, the game was still announcing an end of day award for Titan, who apparently won the daily gifting challenge, even though gifting had been deactivated. This was corrected, but apparently the game was still spawning Secret and Silver Secret packages for various players seemingly at random. During today's update, we cleared out all the outstanding Packages. Since it wouldn't be fair to those who gifted their hearts out during gifting to award folks with the package prizes, we're instead replacing the removed packages with 100,000 Credits each or 500,000 for those who were lucky enough to have the Secret Packages. This error has been present in the game possibly since gifting ended, and today's update will hopefully settle the issue for good.

 

Friday Changes:

This Friday the Flesh Demigod Promotional Package will be removed from the Varium Shop so you only have a few more days to collect these powerful cores and unique weapons.

In addition to the shop change, seasonal rares will be reverted to their usual order. 

 

Other Changes:

  • Style Shop: 6 new Typhoon Terror Styles 
  • Yeti Hulk NPC (Level 30, 1650 HP): Berzerker level reduced to 6 from 7
  • Yeti Hulk NPC (Level 30, 1650 HP): Strength reduced to 300 from 350; Berzerker level reduced to 6 from 7

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Nightwraith

August 26, 2022

Shoggoth's Showdown Ends

Shoggoth's Showdown Finalists

Shoggoth's Showdown Tournament has officially ended! Visit Captain Shoggoth to view the final leaderboard and the final winners of this latest test of endurance and skill! All prizes, including the prizes for all participants have been distributed. If you do not see a prize item, you may need to log out then back in again.

Shoggoth's Showdown Finalists

 

What's Next?

To allow some time for rest and recovery after a grueling dueling session, the final event in our tournament trilogy, Typhoon Terror, will begin Friday September 9 and last through Monday September 12  Tuesday September 13 and last through to Friday September 16. Not interested in tournaments? There will be more exclusive content to enjoy during the tournament downtime!

We've updated the planned tournament time to better accommodate the schedules of EpicDuel's team. Weekend tournaments are fun, but they're much harder to moderate with more limited developer availability. We apologize for this sudden change of plans and any inconvenience it may have caused. Tickets will be available in-game Wednesday August 31 so you can plan accordingly.

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Nightwraith

August 19, 2022

Shoggoth's Showdown

Shoggoth's Showdown

A new tournament is nearly upon us! Visit Captain Shoggoth in the West Naval Yard purchase a Shoggoth's Showdown Ticket to guarantee participation in Delta V's latest test of might and endurance! This tournament will also have a similar duration to the last tournament, but it will start earlier in the week, lasting from Tuesday August 23 at 4:00 PM (EST) to Friday August 26 at 4:00 PM (EST). Due to feedback, the scoring per victory will be as follows:

  • 1v1: 10 points
  • 2v2: 20 points
  • Juggernaut: 4 points

For a complete list of prizes, read on:


ALL participants will receive the following items at the end of the tournament:

  • Nightmare Seeker Slasher P (Sword)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slasher E (Sword)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slaughterer P (Sword)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slaughterer E (Sword)

BRONZE

Those who finish the tournament with the Bronze tier achievement will receive:

  • Nightmare Seeker Shell (Armor)
  • Nightmare Seeker Shell CC (Armor)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slayer P (Sword)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slayer E (Sword)

Bronze tier finalists will also receive the participation rewards.

SILVER

Those who finish the tournament with the Silver tier achievement will receive:

  • Nightmare Seeker Piercer P (Sidearm)
  • Nightmare Seeker Piercer E (Sidearm)
  • Nightmare Seeker Cannon P (Auxiliary)
  • Nightmare Seeker Cannon E (Auxiliary)

Silver tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

 GOLD

Those who finish the tournament with the Gold tier achievement will receive:

  • Nightmare Seeker Souldrinker P (Mutating Weapon)
  • Nightmare Seeker Souldrinker E (Mutating Weapon)
  • Winged Nightmare Seeker Shell (Armor)
  • Winged Nightmare Seeker Shell CC (Armor)

Gold tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

PLATINUM

The hardcore duelist who finishes the tournament with the Platinum tier achievement will receive:

  • Ascended Nightmare Seeker Shell (Armor)
  • Ascended Nightmare Seeker Shell CC (Armor)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slayer CC P (Sword)
  • Nightmare Seeker Slayer CC E (Sword)

The Platinum tier finalist will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

Prizes

 

Hellfire Havoc Winners

Hellfire Havoc Scores

Earlier this week, we end the latest EpicDuel Tournament, Hellfire Havoc, and honored the champions with a great bounty of prizes, including rare armors and weapons! Congratulations to all the participants on your hard-fought victories! Special thanks to Acatriel, Mihuri, and Archidamos who helped craft this most recent pool of amazing prizes!

 

Balance Changes

  • Mercenary
    • Static Smash: 120% damage.
    • Hybrid Armor: Increase highest stat by a % along with Def and Res.
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Shadow Arts: Remove the damage reduction effect.
  • Blood Mage
    • Terrify Revamp: Reduce % of the opponent's base stats for 3 turns; removed improvement factors
      • OLD Base Values: 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
      • New Base Values: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    • Brutal Strike: 30% life steal added.
  • Tech Mage
    • Assimilation: Reduced Dexterity scale factor from 1.25 to 1.5; steal value reduced 50% but gain increased to 150%.
      • OLD Base Values: 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160
      •  NEW Base Values: 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80
  • Cores
    • Lionhart Claw: Calls in your Robot to attack your enemy and reduce 25% of their Rage!
    • Lionhart Roar: Grants 60% Rage to all allies.
    • Sea King's Spirit: Increased cooldown to 5 from 4.
  • General
    • Changed the divisors for the top 2 tiers of Primary weapon damage to reduce the potency of Strength builds.
    • Values changed from 0.60, 0.75  to  0.65, 0.85

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Nightwraith

August 12, 2022

Hellfire Havoc Begins!

Hellfire Havoc Tournament

The Hellfire Havoc Tournament is about to begin! At 6:00 PM (EST) the tournament will activate and the duels will begin! This tournament will run until Monday August 15 at 12:00 PM (EST). Winning achievement and prizes will be awarded shortly after the tournament concludes. Good luck to all participants, and duel on!

Hellfire Havoc Prizes

 

Changes / Fixes

  • Acatriel and Azrael Boss fight music can now be muted using the in-game Settings.
  • Acatriel's boss music added to the Level 40 version of the NPC.
  • Music disabled in Azrael's layer as it was conflicting with the boss music track.
  • New Achievement: Nightmare Acatriel Master awarded to those who defeated Nightmare Acatriel before yesterday's nerf.

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Nightwraith

August 11, 2022

Pre Tournament Update

The Hellfire Havoc Tournament has nearly begun but we still have at least one more update before the battles begin! 

 

New Styles!

In preparation for the newest tournament, we're adding 18 new Darkeater and Hellfire Havoc-themed credit and Varium styles to choose from in the style change shop.

 

Tournament Points Changes:

After some more thought we determined that the Juggernaut point value needed to be adjusted again to be more in balance vs. the 1v1 and 2v2 point values.

  • Juggernaut: 3 points instead of 5.

 

Core Changes:

Additional changes have been made to certain cores that were allowing nearly infinite heal loops to artificially extend duels.

  • Tranquility: Reduced max heal from 650 to 525, 4 turn cooldown, 100 Energy cost.
  • Sea King's Spirit:  4 turn cooldown.

 

Bug Fixes:

Nightmare Acatriel: Taunt skills cannot be used when out of energy or disabled the by the Pyro Fly special.

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Nightwraith

August 08, 2022

EpicDuel Darkeater Collection

Darkeater Collection

The Darkeater Collection!

Finally, a new promo package arrives -- the Darkeater Collection! This new promo is absolutely stuffed with new content!

Those who purchase this achievement will receive the commemorative Darkeater's Crest achievement.

Armors:

  • Darkeater Armor A
  • Darkeater Armor B
  • Glorified Darkeater Armor A
  • Glorified Darkeater Armor B
  • Darkeater Armor A CC
  • Darkeater Armor B CC
  • Glorified Darkeater Armor A CC
  • Glorified Darkeater Armor B CC

Swords:

  • Darkeater Katana P
  • Darkeater Katana E
  • Darkeater Greatsword P
  • Darkeater Greatsword E

Mutating:

  • Darkeater Devourer P
  • Darkeater Devourer E

Sidearms:

  • Darkeater Breaker P
  • Darkeater Breaker E

Auxiliaries:

  • Darkeater Consumer P
  • Darkeater Consumer E

Vehicles/Morphs

  • Darkeater Drifter
  • Darkeater Drifter CC
  • Shadowlord Morph M
  • Shadowlord Morph F
  • Shadowlord Morph M CC
  • Shadowlord Morph F CC

Bots

  • Shadowlord's Avatar P
  • Shadowlord's Avatar E 

Bot Abilities

  • Shadowlord's Slash P: Attack with a barrage of slashes, dealing physical damage.
  • Shadowlord's Severance P: Bypass 40% target's defense with a barrage of physical slashes.
  • Shadowlord's Slash E: Attack with a barrage of slashes, dealing energy damage.
  • Shadowlord's Severance E: Bypass 40% target's defense with a barrage of energy slashes.

Cores:

  • Darkeater's Adjudication: Converging blades, lowering target's Rage gain by 85% for 5 turns.
  • Darkeater's Overcharge: Spend HP to mini-Rage, destroying target's armor for 2 turns.
  • Darkeater's Edge: Deal 95% unblockable Primary damage, increasing by 5% per round, (135% max).
  • Darkeater's Defiance: Lower attacker's energy by 50% melee or ranged damage.
  • Darkeater's Stun Blast: Adds a 10% chance to stun the enemy when firing your auxiliary.
  • Darkeater's Insanity: Increases target's Rage while lowering Strength/Support 50%
  • Darkeater's Impaler: Summon a blade barrage to cause 40 points of HP/MP loss for 3 turns.

This pack will be the perfect power-up you need to get a head start in the upcoming tournament!

*All items in this package aside from the weapon/armor cores are now flagged as RARE, meaning they will not be available for sale in-game at a future date.*

Since it's relatively short notice, the Flesh Demigod Promotional Package will remain online for another few weeks to give new and returning players coming to play the tournament a change to gear up.

 

Hellfire Havoc Begins!

Hellfire Havoc

A new tournament is nearly upon us! Visit the Slayer in the Barrens to purchase a Hellfire Havoc Ticket to guarantee participation in Delta V's latest test of might and endurance! For this latest tournament we're trying something a bit different. The cost of entry will be the lowest yet, but the prize pool will also be smaller. The tournament will also have a shorter duration, lasting from Friday August 12 at 6:00 PM (EST) to Monday August 15 at noon (EST). As usual, at the tournament's conclusion, the server will restart briefly to award some prizes manually. As of Monday August 8, the scoring per victory will be as follows:

  • 1v1: 10 points
  • 2v2: 20 points
  • Juggernaut: 5 points

For a complete list of prizes, read on:


ALL participants will receive the following items at the end of the tournament:

  • Hellfire Havoc Scimitar P
  • Hellfire Havoc Scimitar E
  • Hellfire Havoc Lance P
  • Hellfire Havoc Lance E

BRONZE

Those who finish the tournament with the Bronze tier achievement will receive:

  • Hellfire Havoc Armor
  • Hellfire Havoc Armor CC
  • Hellfire Havoc Sword P
  • Hellfire Havoc Sword E

Bronze tier finalists will also receive the participation rewards.

SILVER

Those who finish the tournament with the Silver tier achievement will receive:

  • Hellfire Havoc Heater P
  • Hellfire Havoc Heater E
  • Hellfire Havoc Harbinger P
  • Hellfire Havoc Harbinger E

Silver tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

 GOLD

Those who finish the tournament with the Gold tier achievement will receive:

  • Hellfire Havoc Harrower P
  • Hellfire Havoc Harrower E
  • Winged Hellfire Havoc Armor
  • Winged Hellfire Havoc Armor CC

Gold tier finalists will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

PLATINUM

The hardcore duelist who finishes the tournament with the Platinum tier achievement will receive:

  • Ascended Hellfire Havoc Armor
  • Ascended Hellfire Havoc Armor CC
  • Hellfire Havoc Sword P CC
  • Hellfire Havoc Sword E CC

The Platinum tier finalist will also receive the rewards from lower tiers.

Hellfire Havoc Prizes

 

Upcoming Tournaments

Shortly after Hellfire Havoc concludes, we will be launching a new tournament, Shoggoth's Showdown, featuring new achievements and prizes with a similar duration. We'll follow that up with Typhoon Terror to conclude this tournament trilogy. This is a bit of an experiment to see if shorter more frequent tournaments can be more successful than longer tournaments spaced months apart. We hope you enjoy them!  In the meantime, gear up and duel on!

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Nightwraith

July 29, 2022

Cheff's Challenge

Cheff's Challenge

Visit Cheff's Bar in Central Station to climb the leaderboard in the latest Arcade offering: Cheff's Challenge!

New Arcade: Cheff's Challenge

Visit any ArcadeBot, including Cheff's own custom bots in the Central Station bar area to play Cheff's Challenge and collect an assortment of stylish new sidearm and auxiliary weapon both futuristic and fearsome. Cheff was able to assemble quite an epic arsenal thanks to his old collections in the Legion and he's more than happy to share the wealth with you...for the price of an Arcade Token!

Gold Tier

  • Skeletal Rail P (pre-equipped with Spreadfire)
  • Skeletal Rail E (pre-equipped with Spreadfire)

Silver Tier

  • Memet's Plasma Cannon P
  • Memet's Plasma Cannon E
  • Cheff Bobblehead
  • Mega Soaker P
  • Mega Soaker E

Bronze Tier

  • Chrono Blaster P
  • Chrono Blaster E
  • Heroic Blaster P
  • Heroic Blaster E
  • Xeno Claw Blaster P
  • Xeno Claw Blaster E
  • Gilded Pan
  • Platinum Pan
  • Cheff's Pan P
  • Cheff's Pan E

As with all new Arcade Games, this will include a new tiered achievement that can be leveled up by depositing Arcade Tokens and winning prizes!

 

Nulgath's Arsenal: Missions Added

Two new missions have been added to Dage's Nulgath Arsenal mission chain. Earn big Credit rewards and two new Nulgath weapons by completing them! 

  • Nulgath's Arsenal 10
  • Nulgath's Arsenal 11
  • New Mission Weapons:
    • Fiend Dragonblade P
    • Fiend Dragonblade E

 

New Achievements

Since upcoming balance changes may make lengthy boss encounters easier, these achievements will be awarded manually to those who already defeated Legendary and Nightmare Acatriel. 

  • Legendary Acatriel Slayer
  • Nightmare Acatriel Slayer

Going forward we will have a policy of awarding special achievements for those who are able to defeat new bosses within a week (approximately from one release to another). 


Balance Changes

  • Tech Mage:
    • Battery Backup: Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
    • Nanotech: Damage reduction max increased from 10% to 15%
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Nanotech: Damage reduction max increased from 10% to 15%
  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Adrenaline: 15% to 20% reroute
    • Frenzy: Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
  • Mercenary:
    • Static Smash: Buffed base numbers to compensate for strength reduction skills
    • NEW Static Smash: 35 40 45 50 54 58 62 66 68 70
    • OLD Static Smash: 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
  • Gun Cores:
    • Aim assist: Reduce chance for weapons to be deflected by 30%
    • Energy Shot: Reusable.
  • Armor Cores:
    • Tranquility: Reusable; 4 turn cooldown.
    • Sea Kings Spirit: Regenerate mana based on your armor defense, 3 turn cool down instead of 4 and reusable.
    • Titans Shroud: 30% damage reduction/deflection, increase block and deflection chance.
  • Aux Cores:
    • Aim Assist: Reduces for this weapons attack to be deflected by 30%
    • Stun Blast: Increase chance to stun to 6% from 3%
    • Concussive Shot: Reusable
    • Sea Kings corruption: Reduces the effects of all healing by 25% instead of 35% for 4 turns instead of 3

 

Coming Attractions

  • New Promotional Package: Very soon we will be introducing a new promotional package, the Darkeater Collectoin, absolutely packed with new gear, including bots, bikes, cores, and new gear in all categories!
  • New Tournament: Later next month we will be hosting a new tournament: Hellfire Havoc. This tournament will feature fiery infernal gear the likes you have not seen before. To allow more people to participate in and have a chance to win the top prizes, we're considering splitting the tournament into 2: a 1v1 tournament and a 2v2/Juggernaut tournament. Rather than a week, these would run over a weekend to help maximize participation and prevent battle fatigue.
  • See Ya Seasonals: Earlier this month we brough back all the seasonal items. Soon, they will be leaving again until they are re-added in later this year.

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Nightwraith

July 22, 2022

Acatriel's Arsenal

Acatriel's Arsenal

Acatriel's Arsenal

The Fate Subjugator Acatriel has unveiled his personal cache of mystical weapons forged in a realm beyond time and space.

  • Ascended Fate Subjugator Armor (click the chest to extend / retract the wings)
  • Ascended Fate Subjugator Armor CC (click the chest to extend / retract the wings)
  • Fate Subjugator Armor
  • Fate Subjugator Armor CC
  • Pandora's Dominator P
  • Pandora's Dominator E
  • Pandora's Arc of Fate P
  • Pandora's Arc of Fate E
  • Pandora's Fate Handcannon P
  • Pandora's Fate Handcannon E
  • Pandora's Fate Blaster P
  • Pandora's Fate Blaster E

 

Legendary Shop Stock

The Legendary Arsenals located in Titan's Peak have been stocked with new weapons and armors!

Available at Exquisite Legendary Arsenal

  • Dragonlord Watcher
  • Dragonlord Watcher CC

Available at Epic Legendary Arsenal

  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher CC

Available at Legendary Arsenal

  • Dragonlord Watcher Sword P
  • Dragonlord Watcher Sword E
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher Sword P
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher Sword E

 

New Styles

Open the style shop to choose from 6 new styles themed after the Dragonlord Watcher sets and a pair of silly, yet stylish burrito-based helms.

 

New Mods

If you see the green names Estwing, Dewalt, and NEXTEC, know that these are official mod characters. These accounts serve as shells to allow mods to separate their mod persona from their in-game persona. If you are banned or muted in-game and would like to dispute it, you are welcome to appeal through the EpicDuel Support page. Other devs will not lift bans or mutes or personally investigate your case, so please refer to the link if you wish to have your issue resolved as quickly as possible.

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July 15, 2022

Acatriel's Coming Attractions

Unfortunately, there will not be a new update this week, but next week, and in the upcoming weeks, EpicDuel will see a bounty of new content arriving from some of your favorite artists!

Also, congratulations to Machaon and Cresphontes, the first two duelists who were able to finally defeat Nightmare Acatriel!

Enjoy a preview of some of the new gear arriving on Delta V in the next few weeks!

Acatriel's Arsenal

Bido's Nightmare Seeker

Fate Subjugator Armor

Dragon Watcher Armor

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July 08, 2022

Nulgath Nation Arcade

Nulgath Nation Arcade

Nulgath Nation Arcade

There's finally a new Arcade to deposit some of your hard-earned Arcade Tokens into to score a host of new Nulgath items! Don't have Arcade Tokens and not enough Varium to buy some? Remember that you can earn them for free through PvP victories and many daily missions!

  • Gold Tier
    • Reincarnated Overfiend P
    • Reincarnated Overfiend E
  • Silver Tier
    • Reincarnated Scythe P
    • Reincarnated Scythe E
    • Taro's ManSlayer CC P
    • Taro's ManSlayer CC E
  • Bronze Tier
    • Reincarnated Blade P
    • Reincarnated Blade E
    • Empyrean Blade P
    • Empyrean Blade E
    • Nation Symbiote Sword P
    • Nation Symbiote Sword E
    • Soul Devourer P
    • Soul Devourer E
    • Nulgath's Visage
    • Draconic Overfiend P
    • Draconic Overfiend E
    • Overfiend Blade Display

Each new arcade comes with a new Arcade leaderboard and an evolving achievement to boost your score and show off the fruits of your lucky spins to all your friends and foes!

 

New PvP Drops

  • Home Items
    • Classic Nulgath Statue Right
    • Classic Nulgath Statue Left
    • Nulgath Portal
    • Overfiend's Runes
    • OS Nulgath Statue Right
    • OS Nulgath Statue Left
    • Nulgath Bobblehead
  • Weapons
    • Bido's Beast Breaker P
    • Bido's Beast Breaker E
    • Bido's Beast Breaker 2 P
    • Bido's Beast Breaker 2 E

 

Bido's Birthday Bash!

Visit Bido in the Afterlife to accept his new Bido's Birthday Bash missions! These missions come with lavish rewards of Credits, weapons, and an Achievement!

  • Bido Breaker Badge
  • Bido's Beast Breaker CC P
  • Bido's Beast Breaker CC E

 

Balance Changes

  • Nightmare Acatriel: Since nobody has defeated him yet, his HP has been reduced to 25K
  • Concentration: Removed deflection damage reduction passive effect

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July 01, 2022

Fate Adjudicator Acatriel

Acatriel the Fate Adjudicator

The Fate Adjudicator's Challenge

Visit the Fate Adjudicator Acatriel in his Time Fortress sanctum to challenge his incredible power in 2 new extreme boss fights!

  • Legendary Acatriel: Drops Achievement, Pandora P, Pandora E, Runic Pandora P, Runic Pandora E
  • Nightmare Acatriel: Drops Achievement, Pandora's Nightmare P, Pandora's Nightmare E, Runic Pandora P, Runic Pandora E

Will you be the first to defeat this extra-dimensional regal warrior?

 

Balance Changes

This week's update implements another round of balance changes, this time focused on Tactical Mercenaries. 

  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Adrenaline Rush: Active -> Passive. Level 1: Increase Rage Gain by 8% (Increases by 3% per level). Level Max: Increase Rage Gain by 35%. Additional effect: Flat 15 Reroute %.
    • Battery Backup: Changed to Concentration. Reduced energy gain per level of skill investment. Additional effect: For 3 turns after this skill is used, reduce block, deflection, and crit chance by 50%.
    • Frenzy: Recovers HP based on % of damage. Additional Effect: Reduces your opponent’s energy by 25% damage.
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Shadow Arts: Increases block and grenade stun chance. Boosts weapon dmg while reducing dmg taken. Max 10%.
  • Core
    • Titan's Curse: 25% debuff instead of 35% 


New Achievement

Now available in the achievement shop: Independence Day 4!

 

Seasonals for Sale

Christmas in July! For the remainder of this month (at least), we're restocking all seasonal rares: TLaPD, Halloween, Winter, Spring, Infernal, all back!

To complement this restock, we've added last year's Titan's Dread promotional package items to Titan a bit early:

  • Titan's Dread Armor
  • Titan's Dread Slayer P
  • Titan's Dread Slayer E
  • Titan's Dread Dominator
  • Titan's Dread Devourer
  • Titan's Dread Shotgun P
  • Titan's Dread Shotgun E
  • Titan's Dread Artillery P
  • Titan's Dread Artillery E
  • Titan's Dread Blaster P
  • Titan's Dread Blaster E
  • Titan's Dread Cannon P
  • Titan's Dread Cannon E
  • Titan's Shroud
  • Titan's Curse
  • Titan's Trigger
  • Titan's Barrage

 

NPC Credit Boost

Do you want to complete your collection of seasonal rares but find yourself low on Credits? We've boosted the rewards for eligible NPC battles. This includes 1v1 NPC battles, not Simulation mode battles.

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June 24, 2022

Acatriel Arrives

Acatriel

The Time Fortress awaits! Explore this mysterious dimension beyond time and space to encounter the Fate Adjudicator himself: Acatriel!

 

Balance Changes

This update we're introducing some small tweaks to address more urgent balance concerns. Next week expect even more adjustments impacting more classes.

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Neural Scythe: +5 Energy cost per level.
    • Master of Arms: Boosts Sidearm and Auxiliary only with max % raised to 15 from 10.
    • Proton Cannon : Requirement changes to Strength from Technology.
  • Tech Mage
    • Assimilation: 75% damage instead of 100%
  • Cores
    • Exsanguinating Stomp: 2 turn warm up, increased defense / resistance reduction to 20%, and reduced duration to 2 turns.
    • Titan's Shroud: Increased duration to 4 turns from 3.
    • Assault Bot P/E Cleanse: Added +125 points of HP heal to incentivize use of the special ability.
    • Infernal Surge:  Added 25% rage gain, HP gain based on Defense, and 1 use limit.

 
Acatriel Arrives

Originally introduced in a limited form during Azrael's encounter, the Time Fortress is now open for deeper exploration! Venture into this mysterious realm to encounter Acatriel the Fate Adjudicator! Challenge him to receive Acatriel's Hood achievement and a chance to collect the following weapons:

  • Pandora Unchained P
  • Pandora Unchained E

More challenges await those who are able to master this formidable solo encounter!

 

Central Station Expansion

The famous train hub and common gathering place of Delta V has just received a new expansion in the form of a relaxing restaurant to hide away from the battles raging outside. Meet Cheff, the proprietor of this establishment.

Cheff of Central Station

Formerly a Legion Administrator, he laid down his arms (literally) to devote himself to the protection and nourishment of Delta V's war-weary citizens. His stock is limited now, but he should have more as soon as the supply lines open up a bit.

 

New Emotes

To allow you to more comfortably spend your leisure time in Central Station's latest hotspot, Acatriel has helped craft 4 new emotes!

  • /sit
  • /stand (use to get up from sit)
  • /squat
  • /backflip

 

New Styles

Open the Style shop to select from 6 new styles inspired by Acatriel himself!

 

Coming Soon

Next week, in addition to more long-awaited balance changes, you'll finally be able to challenge Legendary and Nightmare Acatriel!

Acatriel's Next Encounter

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