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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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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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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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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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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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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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June 26, 2020

Suggestion Shop Part 2

Suggestion Shop

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

 

Suggestion Shop!

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

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

 

New Summer Items! 

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

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

 

New Home Items!

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

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

 

Balance

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

 

Leaving Soon!

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

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

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Nightwraith

June 19, 2020

Player Suggestion Shop!

Player Suggestion Shop

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

 

Balance

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

 

Suggestion Shop

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

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

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

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

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

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Nightwraith

June 05, 2020

Balance Update 6-5-2020

After several of our balance updates, we've seen the win percentages move quite a bit, with Bounty Hunters surging ahead in terms of 1v1 win rates. Currently, Cyber Hunters lag behind the most in 2v2 and 1v1 win rates so we took a look at their skill and did some shuffling, including replacing the duplicate skill Cheap Shot, with a new skill Precision Strike to better synergize with their affinity for energy manipulation.

Balance

  • Blood Mage: 
    • Energy Parasite: energy return increased to 1.2X return instead of 1.0X.
    • Fireball: Starting energy cost is 90, increasing by 20 points per lvl instead of +15 
  • Tactical Mercenary: 
    • Frenzy: Starting energy cost of 40, increasing 10 points per lvl

  • Tech Mage:
    • Overload: Improves with every 0.35 Dex instead of .32
    • Plasma Rain: Improves with every 0.32 Dex instead of .35
  • Bounty Hunter: 
    • Venom Strike: Energy cost increases by 30 energy per lvl; Cooldown increased to 4 turns
  •  Cyber Hunter
    • Precision Strike: Replaces Cheap Shot; Does additional damage and deals 15% damage to target's energy pool; Improves with every 6.5 Technology; No weapon requirement.
    • Plasma Grenade: Improves with every 0.35 Tech instead of 0.4.*This was originally set to 0.2, which was way too powerful and was corrected in an emergency patch.
    • Adaptative Offense: Improves with Strengh instead of Dextery.
  • Cores: 
    • True shot: Energy cost increased by 15 energy to 100
    • Phantasm Blast P and E: Reduce base energy to 35%, max 55%; Warm up removed

 

Coming Up

Suggestion Shop!

While this week is light on content, we're planning to make up for it next week with a grand Suggestion Shop release! Thanks to the AE Forum Suggestion Topic we've been able to pull many inspiring designs to realize in game! The items are still underway so if you have an last minute submissions, don't delay!

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Nightwraith

May 29, 2020

Corporate Overlord Conclusion

Iron Husk

The shadow of Iron Husk looms over the Wasteland as he has revealed a far more powerful armored form: Nightmare Husk! Can you overcome this new challenge and save Delta V from this new threat?

 

Corporate Overlord Part 3

Speak with The Lawman in his Minetower Suite to receive your orders for the next mission chain. Husk is beaten, but not finished with his crusade to dominate Delta V. You'll need help from heroes across the planet to craft weapons able to defeat this titanium tyrant once and for all!

  • Underground Uprising
  • Husk's Gambit
  • Intern Interrogation
  • Miner Inconvenience
  • Intern Invasion
  • Husk Buster
    • Chairman Platinum has received a nerf due to the removal of The Ultraloop mission chain 
  • Magic Bullet
  • Husk-Proof Husk
  • Husk Cracker
  • Abyssal Arbitration
  • Executive Execution
    • Iron Husk and the SolarWorld factory will no longer be accessible as NPCs after this mission!

 

New Achievements!

This new mission chain features an opportunity to receive 3 new Achievements! The two bosses will be challengeable without doing the missions, but with the amount of time it takes to bring down a Nightmare boss, you'll want to make sure you get the mission credit before battling purely for fun and profit.

  • Nightmare Husk Buster (Boss)
  • Nightmare Abyss (Boss)
  • Corporate Crusher (Mission)

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Nightwraith

May 22, 2020

Corporate Overlord

Iron Husk

A new tyrannical tycoon has emerged from the dust of the Wasteland! Well, perhaps not so new, but certainly with a new attitude and a new coat of paint. What drove this corporate giant to become a force for evil? Is it all just a big misunderstanding? You'll need to work fast to defeat this foe and prevent his latest scheme from decimating Delta V! 

 

New Missions

The first two of this 3 part chain are available now! Secure Frysteland and the Barrens from the threat of Iron Husk before it's too late! We mean that this time, because all of this mission content is flagged to go permanently rare!

Corporate Overlord Part 1

  • Reaper Revolt
  • Feeble Freelancers
  • Unwanted Innovation
  • A Price for Everything
  • Yeti Hulk Havoc
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Pipeline Disruption
  • Construction Crackdown
  • Speak to the Manager
  • Royal Beast Mode
  • Executive Suite

Corporate Overlord Part 2

  • Poor Synergy
  • Faulty AI
  • Another Signal
  • It's a Living
  • Extended Contracts
  • Dragonoid Defection
  • Hidden Signal
  • Network Outage
  • Complaints Department
  • Lucrative Partnership
  • Five Year Plan

 

New Achievements

With this update you can get not one, not two, but three new achievements! 

  • Collector Cleanser (mission)
  • Corporate Espionage (mission)
  • Husk Buster (boss)

 

Changes

This update brings a bit of reshuffling around the storyline.

  • Iron Husk Arcade rebranded
  • Iron Husk Items rebranded
  • Ultraloop mission chain removed
  • Grinding Gourds mission chain removed
  • Creative Carving Winners moved to RabbleFroth
  • Piston Punch moved to Vendbot
  • Critical Heal moved to Vendbot
  • Flight Module moved to Charfade
  • SolarWorld Factory Cores moved to VendBot
    • Critical Heal
    • Piston Punch
    • Chairman's Fury
  • Model L with remain on SolarWorld Factory for a few weeks then go rare
  • Iron Husk with remain on SolarWorld Factory for a few weeks then go rare


Bug Fix

  • Static Grenade: Should no longer freeze battle when used while rooted by skills such as Tentacle Prison

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