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Nightwraith

March 27, 2020

Dage 2020 Finale

Dage 2020 Finale

Dage's inventory has been updated for the last time this season and we saved the best for last. Grab the limited Living Sin or Undead Sin with all their variants while they last! Also, we're pleased to reward our EpicDuel YouTubers with new rare achievements!

 

Youtube Achievements

We have achievements to reward artsts and Wiki contributors, but nothing for the hard-working EpicDuel videographers.  To remedy that, we've added several new achievements to reward players who have created EpicDuel video content for YouTube. General Artix Entertainment video content is appreciated, but these achievements will only apply to EpicDuel videos.

  • Epic Videographer (publish at least one EpicDuel video with over 200 views)
    • This achievement can evolve with multiple videos over the 200 view count.
  •  Epic Viral Videographer (publish one EpicDuel video with over 10,000 views)

Please note that because we don't have a way to link YouTube accounts to EpicDuel accounts, these achievements will be manually awarded. We love to see new EpicDuel videos, but older videos will still count for the achievements. Also, videos deemed offensive or inappropriate will not count towards the achievements. Cheat engine and scam videos obviously won't count and will be reported.

If you have some old videos you're particularly proud of or intend to create some new content, share them in the #EpicDuelYoutube tag on Twitter!

 

New Weapons!

Dage's inventory has been updated with some gloriously grotesque new weapons, including the Living Sin, along with CC variants! The new Dage will count towards the Dage Collector 2020 achievement if you don't already have it!

 

  • Living Sin
  • Undead Sin
  • Living Sin CC
  • Undead Sin CC
  • Living Sin's Carnage
  • Undead Sin's Carnage
  • Legion Overfiend Reapers P
  • Legion Overfiend Reapers E
  • Legion Overfiend Axe P
  • Legion Overfiend Axe E
  • Legion Overfiend Summoner P
  • Legion Overfiend Summoner E
  • Legion Conjurer Blades P
  • Legion Conjurer Blades E
  • Legion Conjurer Axe P
  • Legion Conjurer Axe E
  • Legion Conjurer Staff P
  • Legion Conjurer Staff E

For spring-themed weapons, check out the Bio Guard outside the Biological Preserve:

  • Toxic Xeno Pistol P
  • Toxic Xeno Pistol E
  • Toxic Xeno Cannon P
  • Toxic Xeno Cannon E


Home Items

Decorate up your Undead Legion crypt with these deliciously deadly decorations!

  • Desolation Crest
  • Undead Desolation Crest
  • Living Sin Trophy
  • Undead Sin Trophy
  • Monster Skull
  • Scattered Bones
  • Demon Skull Right
  • Demon Skull Left
  • Demon Wall Skull Right
  • Demon Wall Skull Left
  • Roasted Skeleton Right
  • Roasted Skeleton Left
  • Cthul Grave

 

Core Update

  • Hunter's Mark: This skill was only modifying the afflicted player's chance to connect. It now modifies chance to connect and the chance for attackers to connect against the afflicted player.

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Nightwraith

March 13, 2020

Celtic Hunter Gear

Celtic Hunter Gear

Be among the first to possess the awesome Celtic Hunter Gear! This set of 8 new weapons, 3 new skill cores, and one ultra-rare achievement are now available!

 

Celtic Hunter Gear

These gorgeous weapons designed by ED and AQ3D artist Charfade are among the most impressive in-game. Get the complete collection with the new promotional package available now!

  • Blazing Celtic Hunter
  • Mystic Celtic Hunter
  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow

New Skill Cores:

  • Hunter's Mark (Primary): Reduce block chance 50%; reduce Def/Res 25% 
  • Skull Cracker (Sidearm): Use your gun as a melee weapon to deal 125% damage. 
  • Trueshot (Auxiliary): Deal 105% Auxiliary damage, increasing by 5% per round, (140% max).

 

Achievements

  • Dage's Friday The 13th: Purchase this seasonal achievement from the shop while it lasts!
  • Celtic Hunter: This achievement is only available with purchase of the Celtic Hunter Gear promotional pack.

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Nightwraith

March 06, 2020

Dage's 2020 Collection

Dage 2020

Spring has almost arrived at Delta V, and already the spring seasonal rares are blooming! Collect new weapon and achievements celebrate Dage's Birthday while boosting your rating score!

 

Achievements

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes some fleeting achievements that will be retired permanently. Congratulations to those who were able to collect them and get a step closer to a Diamond rating!

  • Big Game LIV
  • Australia Day 2020
  • Black Mamba Forever (Recategorized as General instead of Seasonal)

This update will also introduce 2 new achievements that can be earned by adding some quality Dage items to your collection!

  • Dage Collector 2020 - Awarded for buying a 2020 Dage item.
  • Dage's CC Desolation - A mighty reward for the wielders of the Dage's CC Desolation. This will be retroactive for those who already purchased one or both CC items last week. Please allow some time to receive the achievement. Stock of these two rare swords remain, but when they are fully depleted, they will never be available again.

 

Unlocked cores

The seasonal Celtic/Lucky weapons are some of the most fashionable in EpicDuel, but with locked cores, they don't fit every build. Their Lucky Strike cores have been unlocked to allow these weapons to be included in more builds.

New Weapons!

  • Bio Guard - Mew seasonal spring weapons created by Junny Osan have been added to the Bio Guard just outside the Biological Preserve!
    • Toxic Xeno Slayer P
    • Toxic Xeno Slayer E
    • Toxic Xeno Blades P
    • Toxic Xeno Blades E
    • Toxic Xeno Axe P
    • Toxic Xeno Axe E
    • Toxic Xeno Staff P
    • Toxic Xeno Staff E
  • Dage the Evil - Visit Dage the Evil at the base of the Wasteland Minetower to collect the latest 2020 Undead Legion gear and earn a new acheivement!
    • Necro Paragon Sword P
    • Necro Paragon Sword E
    • Legion SoulKeeper P
    • Legion SoulKeeper E
    • Legion Slayer Sword P
    • Legion Slayer Sword E
    • Death Caster Scythe P
    • Death Caster Scythe E
    • Legion Overfiend Scythe P
    • Legion Overfiend Scythe E

 

Faction Titles

It wasn't mentioned in any previous post so I'm clarifying here that 4 Faction Titles have been established. Very few faction shave attained such scores, but those who have should now see their proper title instead of an error message.

Immortals = 15000000
Immortal Champions = 20000000
Immortal Legends = 25000000
Eternal Legends = 30000000


Next Week

The much-hyped Celtic Hunter promotional package will arrive next Friday, complete with new potent skill cores sure to spice up battles! Also, expect new achievements and the return of Friday the 13th items (and maybe some new ones)!

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Nightwraith

February 28, 2020

Merry Dage-mas!

Merry Dage-mas!

This week we welcome the return of Dage's awesome arsenal of weapons and mutations while we introduce a first for EpicDuel: Color Customizable Weapons!

 

Balance Changes

  • Tactical Reload (aux and gun): 3 turn warm up
  • Intimidate (Blood Mage): improves every 4 support.
  • Fire Rain: just a bit buff, improves every 0.40 support.
  • Blood Commander: Lifesteal reduced to 55% of Stregth from 65%
  • Static Grenade: Sender absorbs 70% of the drained energy. Base values increased +15 Energy Points per level
    Lvl 1 = 90
    Lvl 2 = 105
    Lvl 3 = 120
    Lvl 4 = 135
    Lvl 5 = 150
    Lvl 6 = 165
    Lvl 7 = 180
    Lvl 8 = 195
    Lvl 9 = 210
    Lvl 10 = 225
  • Memory Leak: Cooldown increased to 4 from 3

 

Merry Dage-mas!

Dage the Evil's EpicDuel seasonal rares have returned a bit early this year! Since there was no prior warning, this will be your last opportunity to collect them before most of them go permanently rare. This change will occur next Friday upon the new update!

Nightmare Dage is also returning with 3 new potential drops:

  • Dage's Capeless Nightmare
  • Nightmare Dage's Desolation P
  • Nightmare Dage's Desolation E

Dage will also offer some revamped rare weapons representing a new feature to EpicDuel: Color Customizable Weapons!

  • Dage's CC Desolation P
  • Dage's CC Desolation E

These two weapons are limited to 150 quantity each and will go permanently rare once they're gone! Expect more CC weapons in the future!

 

Celtic Weapon Preview

Charfade is still hard at work vectorizing her latest masterpiece! This set is shaping up to be one the prettiest yet to ever grace Delta V!

Celtic Stag Sword

Celtic Stag Blades

Celtic Stag Hammer

Celtic Stag Staff

Celtic Stag Guns

Achievements

Since we're nearly at the 11 year anniversary of EpicDuel's first Alpha release, everyone is able to collect the Eleven Year Alpha achievement in the achievement shop. 

For collectors who have been sleeping on the shop and need some more rating points to hit that next star tier, three achievements are disappearing next Friday with the next update: 

  • Big Game LIV
  • Australia Day 2020
  • Black Mamba Forever

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Nightwraith

February 14, 2020

Regal Heart Gear

Regal Heart Gear

For this Valentine's Day update, EpicDuel is bursting at the seams with new weapons, armors, home items, and hairstyles for your enjoyment!

 

New Items!

Visit the Legendary Arsenal and the Alydroid for new weapons and armors crafted with care by Bido and Deuce!

New Weapons now available at the Legendary Arsenal!

  • Radiant Battle Blades P
  • Radiant Battle Blades E
  • Radiant Battle Axe P
  • Radiant Battle Axe E
  • Radiant Battle Staff P
  • Radiant Battle Staff E
  • Radiant Battle Blaster P
  • Radiant Battle Blaster E
  • Radiant Battle Bow P
  • Radiant Battle Bow E

New Weapons and Armors now available at Alydroid!

  • Regal Heart Claymore P
  • Regal Heart Claymore E
  • Regal Heart Great Blade P
  • Regal Heart Great Blade E
  • Regal Heart Short Sword P
  • Regal Heart Short Sword E
  • Regal Heart Splicers P
  • Regal Heart Splicers E
  • Regal Heart Mallet P
  • Regal Heart Mallet E
  • Regal Heart Staff P
  • Regal Heart Staff E
  • Regal Heart Hand Cannon P
  • Regal Heart Hand Cannon E
  • Regal Heart Cannon P
  • Regal Heart Cannon E
  • Regal Heart Armor
  • Regal Heart Armor CC

 

Home Items

Enjoy new home items dedicated to the film debut of a video game legend!

  • Giant Emerald
  • Gem Pile
  • Spinning Ring
  • Gray Wall Gem
  • Red Wall Gem
  • Blue Wall Gem
  • Purple Wall Gem
  • Yellow Wall Gem
  • Cyan Wall Gem
  • Ring


Hair Styles

Will you get the references of these stylish new hairs and helms?

  • Egg Scientist
  • Hyper Hair
  • Flashy Hyper Hair
  • Eggbot
  • RiotBot

 

Balance

  • Mercenary
    • Intimidate: 3 turns
  • Blood Mage
    • Intimidate: 4 turns
  • Omega Override: Remove warmup

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Nightwraith

February 07, 2020

Radiant Brutalizer

Radiant Brutalizer

This week, we're delivering some much needed inventory to the Legendary shops in Titan's Peak. These are just a taste of the new Legendary and seasonal rare items being prepared for delivery next week!

Radiant Restock!

Check out these merchants in Frysteland to collect new seasonal rares designed by Junny Osan and new radiant, Legendary rares designed by Bido!

Krampus Trader

  • Ice Bear Blaster P
  • Ice Bear Blaster E
  • Ice Bear Bazooka P
  • Ice Bear Bazooka E
  • Ice Bear Blades P
  • Ice Bear Blades E
  • Ice Bear Maul P
  • Ice Bear Maul E
  • Ice Bear Staff P
  • Ice Bear Staff E

Legendary Arsenal

  • Radiant Brutalizer P
  • Radiant Brutalizer E

Exquisite Legendary Arsenal

  • Radiant Golem
  • Radiant Golem CC

New Hairstyles

  • Radiant Golem
  • Radiant Golem CC

 

Secret Package Update

Due to popular demand, the Secret Package recipients will receive a CC version of the Wolf Warrior Armor (Omega Wolf Warrior CC). The Omega Wolf Warrior Armor from last year will be known as the Caped Omega Wolf Warrior CC

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Nightwraith

February 03, 2020

Patch Notes

Surprise Monday fixes! This small patch is meant to correct some minor graphical and animation errors from Friday's update while also adding a new surprise for the Secret Package winners! There is still a planned update for Friday.

 

Fixes and Additions

  • Heart Attack: Does 100% damage
  • Omega Dominator P: Fixed animation freeze after firing
  • Omega Frostbike: Removed CC component and fixed animation masking on tubes
  • Omega Frostbike CC: Added for Secret Package winners
  • Fixed animation synchronization error in Top Gifter bot

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Nightwraith

January 31, 2020

Secret Package Reveal

Secret Package Reveal

The Secret Packages are finally ready to open! These incredible items can finally be revealed! Are you one of the luck few who can show them off?

 

Balance

  • Blood Bullet: Buffed to 120%
  • Energy Parasite: Buffed to 25% max
    • Lvl 1 - 11
    • Lvl 2 - 13
    • Lvl 3 - 15
    • Lvl 4 - 17
    • Lvl 5 - 19
    • Lvl 6 - 21
    • Lvl 7 - 22
    • Lvl 8 - 23
    • Lvl 9 - 24
    • Lvl 10 - 25
  • Assimilation: Changed to 70% damage from 80%
  • Ice Shield: Damage reduction reduced to 25% from 45%
  • Critical health reduced to 35% from 40%, impacting skills such as Wolf's Fury, Captain's Charge, Hawk Guardian, and Lifeline

 

New Achievements

Check out the Achievement shop for new Big Game LIV and Black Mamba Forever Achievements!

 

Secret Package Reveal

The Secret Packages are finally ready to open. These are manually awarded, so please allow some time to receive them all.

  • Omega Wolf Warrior (non CC)
  • Omega Dominator P
  • Omega Dominator E
  • Omega Disintegrator P
  • Omega Disintegrator E
  • Omega Frostbike

 

Coming Soon

The EpicDuel artists are turning in some amazing, creative new weapons, and they will be equipped to in-game merchants soon. Returning artist Charfade is also hard at work on a set that's shaping up to be one of the finest in game! Based on these concepts, the final version will be incredible!

Charfade's Celtic Set

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Nightwraith

January 27, 2020

Australia Day 2020

Australia Day 2020

Surprise Monday release! This time we're celebrating Austraila Day 2020! We've never marked this holiday in EpicDuel before, which is a shame since we have so many Australian players. This year was the year to change that and give this beautiful country some overdue recognition in-game!

 

Australia Day 2020 Achievement

Access the Seasonal Achievement shop to collect the new Australia Day 2020 Achievement!

 

Australia Day Gear

New Australia Day items have been added to Nightwraith! Collect all these wild weapons and morphs. The Fancy Platypus is especially precious.

  • This Is A Knife P
  • This Is A Knife E
  • Now THIS Is A Knife P
  • Now THIS Is A Knife E
  • Knifey Spoony P
  • Knifey Spoony E
  • Platypus
  • Fancy Platypus CC
  • Platypus CC
  • Fancy Koala
  • Fancy Koala CC

 

Azrael Gear Returns!

Last week, Heartbreaker and Azrael items returned to the game with a big exception: Last year's promo items! This has been corrected and those items and cores are now properly equipped to Alydroid:

  • Azrael's Evolution P
  •  Azrael's Evolution E
  •  Azrael's Bloodletter P
  • Azrael's Bloodletter E
  • Azrael's Punisher P
  • Azrael's Punisher E
  • Azrael's Artillery P
  • Azrael's Artillery E
  • Feast of Flesh
  • Blood Bullet


Bug Fix

Neurotoxin: Can be blocked and used with Rage.

 

Australian Wildfires and How to Help

2019 was an especially hard year from Australia, with wildfires devastating thousands of homes, millions of acres of forest and over a billion animals. If you'd like to help, the following resources have been collected by AQW's Design Notes post:

If you'd like to help, we've checked out the following charities, and they are legit.

  • St. Vincent de Paul society (helping evacuated families recover, providing food and clothing, etc)  https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw
  • Country Fire Authority (Managing locals providing shelter for evacuated families) https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa
  • World Animal Protection (supporting local wildlife organizations across Australia) https://www.worldanimalprotection.us/
  • RSPCA New South Wales (evacuating animals to safety) https://www.rspcansw.org.au/bushfire-appeal/

This is a global emergency, and it will impact more than Australia. We don't usually get quite so serious in our game design notes posts, but this is one of those times where you can be a hero in our videogames AND in the real world.

Doing Our Part to Help: A Donation In Your Name

We've received many messages asking how to help those affected by Australia's wildfires. We're making a a $500 donation on your behalf to to the RSPCA New South Wales, a charity helping rescue animals endangered by the wildfires. Thank you for enabling us to make this donation.

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Nightwraith

January 24, 2020

Silver Secret Reveal

Silver Secret Reveal

It's finally time for those Silver Secret Packages to open! Within a few hours of updating, all the Silver Secret Package will be converted to their right and proper items of great rarity and quality.

 

Silver Secret Prizes

After the update today, the process of rewarding the Silver Secret Packages will begin. This is a manual process, so it could take up to a few hours to convert all the packages. Your patience is appreciated! The Silver Secret Packages contain:

  • Armored Omega Wolf Mutation
  • Avatar of Nightwraith P
  • Avatar of Nightwraith E

This year, the prizes will be unsellable and all excess prizes will automatically be converted into credits. If you have more than one Silver Secret Package, one will turn into the prizes while the others turn into 100,000 credits for each excess package. The Secret Packages are still on schedule to open next Friday!

 

Balance Changes

  • Blood Mage: Fire rain improve with every .45 instead of .35
  • Tactical Reload (Aux) cost 100 instead of 40
  • Elimated warmups on Dark Omen, Curse, and Salvage

The biggest change will be noticed by Cyber Hunter in the form of a new skill: Neurotoxin:

  • Cyber Hunter: Because energy manipulation was so strong with Cybery Hunters with the combination of Memory Leak and EMP, Neurotoxin replaces EMP Grenade. Neurotoxin is a Support debuff.

 

War Resumes

The War cycle has resumed at the Infernal Mines region! Yes, it's the same war system, but improvements to the wars are definitely on the list of highly requested features this year. We'd rather keep running the current system than have nothing until a new version could be developed. Plus, it's another opportunity for newer players to level their War Region achievements.

*There is currently a problem with the old war data clearing out. I tried to fix it on my own, but to no avail. I've turned the servers back on with the war in cooldown until next week to give me time to find a solution. Why can't anything be easy?

 

Gifting Prizes

At this time, all top gifters have responded with many of them underway or nearly finished. These are still a major priority and I'm working all available hours to fulfill these requests. I expect to have a large batch of them ready and in the hands of eager winners next week, barring any unexpected problems.

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Nightwraith

January 17, 2020

Gifting Aftermath Progress

Balance Changes

Diminishing returns for Primary Damage increased to disincentivize stacking of Strength.

Tier 1 (0-54): 0.42

Tier 2 (55-84): 0.75

Tier 3 (85-99): 0.75

Tier 4 (100+): 1.00

Frozen Fist Core: Single use instead of unlimited



Secret and Silver Secret Package Status

Nearly all the extra secret and silver secret packages from the winners have been assigned. Those that have been assigned by the gifting winners have been distributed. Since it's a frequent question, I'm announcing the Silver Secret Packages will officially open Friday, January 24, and the Secret Packages will officially open a week later. That should give enough time for all final decisions regarding package placement and, most importantly, final polish on the package prizes themselves. I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but I usually bite off way more than I can chew with regards to gifting bonuses and prizes and spend most of January recovering from the content debt incurred. Even with all the preparations from what was learned from last year's gifting, there's still A LOT left to do! I thank you for your patience.



Gifter Prizes

As expected, the gifter prizes are still my main priority, and I'm working on them as quickly and thoroughly as I can. This update will award prizes for three of the winners, but many more are still in progress, hopefully to release in the coming weeks. Again, thank you for your patience throughout this process. It's really thrilling working with you individually to help realize your dream items for EpicDuel!

 

Coming Soon

We’ve got new gear, bosses, and mission in the pipeline to get 2020 rolling! Deuce, Bido, and Junny have some awesome items to help you invest some credit piles weighing you down from gifting.

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Nightwraith

January 10, 2020

Gifting 2019 Aftermath

"Gifting Aftermath"? Sounds apocalyptic for a positive post, but such are the times we live in. The 2019 Gifting shrine is now complete, the winners immortalized on Titan's Peak! Gaze upon their glory!

Gifting 2019 Shrine

It's easier to ready in-game!

 

Balance

New balance changes have been implemented to Crit RNG and some popular skill cores:

  • Due to prevalence of skills designed to lower or bypass defense, the 4th tier of returns for Defense and Resistance has been eliminated
  • Crit Chance base reduced to 2% instead of 4%
  • Wolf's Fury: Stun chance reduced to 15%
  • Malfunction (Tech Mage): Improves with every 5 Dex instead of 4
  • Heart Attack: 100% damage; reduces buffs 60%
  • Ice Shield: Can only target self
  • Armored Roots: 40% instead of 45%

 

New Achievement Tiers!

If you participated in gifting, even briefly, you probably have a mountain of Arcade Tokens weighing you down. If you're interested lightening your burder while boosting your rating points, all the Arcade Games have added 2 new tiers. If your score is above the new threshold, use a Token to spin once will update your achievement correctly. Remember the shortcut /spinfast to use Tokens faster:

  • Lvl 9: 3500 Rating Points for 65,000 Score
  • Lvl 10: 4500 Rating Points for 100,000 Score  

With all that arcade loot piling up, you'll need more room to store it. If you expand your inventory, you'll note that the rating points for the higher tier Hoarder Achievents have been increased:

  • Grand Legendary Hoarder 5500
  • Ultra Legendary Hoarder 6500
  • Epic Legendary Hoarder 7500

 

Packages and Gifting Winners

So far I've heard back from all but one gifting winners. If you have not yet been contacted by me, I will try sending another email. If you think your emails aren't going through, you can also try resending on your end. If you've already contacted me, your gifts are in progress! Please be patient as they are concepted and developed. Some are definitely more challenging that others, but you've earned it!

Some Silver and Secret packages are still being distributed and they are not yet ready to open. What could be inside?

 

Monday!

This Monday EpicDuel will have another update that removes the Varium bonus from the 10,000 AP packages so this weekend (and a chunk of Monday) will be your last chance to take advantage of the holiday bonus.

Also leaving Monday are the the out-of-season, seasonal rares will be removed from the shops, set to return at the appropriate date. This opportunity may not be so urgent for upcoming Heartbreaker or Spring items, but it will be the last time you see Harvest rares for awhile!

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Nightwraith

January 04, 2020

Happy Hoarders

In the first update of the new year, we're giving a boost to rare collectors, changing some class balance and altering the RNG formulas to be more favorable to those with higher stats.

 

Happy Hoarders:

With the seasonal rares and gifting loot flooding inventories, the time was right to increase Inventory and Bank Space.

  • Inventory Space maximum increase to 600
    • New achievements for 400, 500, and 600 Inventory Slots
  • Bank Slot maximum increase to 2000

 

Balance Changes

  • Bounty Hunter
    • Multi-Shot: Changed Dex scaling to .35; Increased base damage values by 20
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Adaptive Offense: Changed Dex scaling to .35
  • Tech Mage 
    • Malfunction: Changed Dex scaling to 4
  • RNG Changes to increase the likelihood of blocking or deflecting when you have more Dex or Tech than attacker:
    • Reduced maximum block chance % to 30% from 35%
    • Base block chance changed to 5%
    • Reduced maximum deflection chance % to 20% from 25%
    • Base deflection chance changed to 7%

 

EpicDuel in 2020

Two days ago we participated in a gifting event, and I'd like to thank you to all who participated and helped us pack the room with an astonishing 175 people! Astonishing mostly in the sense that a Flash game can even support that much on-screen information. I'm sorry if I couldn't get to everyone's comments and questions (chat goes by quickly), but one thing that was clear was that players still deeply care for EpicDuel and it's community. I especially appreciated the comments from players who have been with the game for over 10 years. In the midst of a flurry of "Top Games, Movies, and Events of the Decade" lists, it was wild to be reminded that I've been working on this game for over 10 years. It's important to note just how many games have risen and fell in popularity over this time, including games that have been completely lost to time as their servers shut down or their presence pulled from stores as licenses expire and parent companies declare bankruptcy. In this industry 10 years might as well be an eternity, so I'm amazed and grateful that our community has endured all this time.

With all that reflection on EpicDuels past, it's successes and failures during it's lifetime, it's remarkable to consider the progress we've made even after the game was declared unofficially "dead" when the team was reallocated to AQ3D:

  • Improved gifting event with new gifting streaks and daily leaderboard.
  • Celebrated it's 10 year anniversary!
  • Enlisted artists Deuce, Bido, Junny Osan, Lae, and Tyronius
  • HeroMart restocked with old and new EpicDuel items!
  • Passive Skills returned! Blood Lust, Reroute, Shadow Arts, Deadly Aim and more all return in their former glory!
  • War rewards improved to allow players with a high enough contribution to win the top prize regardless of Alignment.
  • Evolving Buyback and Bank Slot achievements!
  • Artix Game Launcher V2 launches, future-proofing EpicDuel for the imminent demise of Flash. 
  • Introduced new mission chains to battle new threats to Delta V, including Nightmare 
  • Charfade and Nightmare Titan!
  • Returned Dragonoid Brain Boss, which had been missing since Delta.
  • Huge PvP reward boost!
  • Class Revival! Replaced many duplicate skills with new, unique skills like Maelstrom and Nanotech Shield to differentiate the classes.
  • A new Home Decor contest!
  • 4 new promotional packages packed with new items and skill cores!
  • Too many new achievements, weapons, armors, bots, hairstyles and home items to count!

None of that would have happened if the response to new updates were met with a resounding "meh". Your continued support has kept this game alive while others have faded away, even in the face of the dreaded "Flash-pocalypse" allegedly coming later this year. It's my sincere hope that 2020 will be a huge year for EpicDuel and Artix Entertainment!

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Nightwraith

December 27, 2019

Gifting 2019 Balance Update

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We hope you had a joyous, relaxing holiday! It's hard to believe that 2019 is almost over!

This week, we've implemented a small update to help some of the underperforming classes and fix a few bugged skill cores. Currently, Bounty Hunters and Tech Mages are very strong, while Mercs seem to be having a difficult time in 1v1. Rewards for Juggernaut victories have also been slightly boosted.


Changes:

  • Hybrid Armor: 
    • Lvl 1: 7
    • Lvl 2: 9
    • Lvl 3: 11
    • Lvl 4: 13
    • Lvl 5: 15
    • Lvl 6: 16
    • Lvl 7: 17
    • Lvl 8: 18
    • Lvl 9: 19
    • Lvl 10: 20
  • Plasma Armor: 
    • Lvl 1: 12
    • Lvl 2: 14
    • Lvl 3: 16
    • Lvl 4: 18
    • Lvl 5: 20
    • Lvl 6: 22
    • Lvl 7: 24
    • Lvl 8: 26
    • Lvl 9: 28
    • Lvl 10: 30
  • Mineral Armor: 
    • Lvl 1: 12
    • Lvl 2: 14
    • Lvl 3: 16
    • Lvl 4: 18
    • Lvl 5: 20
    • Lvl 6: 22
    • Lvl 7: 24
    • Lvl 8: 26
    • Lvl 9: 28
    • Lvl 10: 30
  • Static Charge: Improves with every 5 points of Tech instead of 7
  • Low HP threshold for cores like Wolf's Fury and Yeti Fury reduced to 40% instead of 45%
  • Rewards for Juggernaut victory slightly increased

Fixes: 

  • Ice Shield: Greatly reduces damage in the event that an attack bypasses the block/deflection buff.
  • Lionhart's Shield: Greatly reduces damage in the event that an NPC targets player.
  • Blood Bullet: damage was at 125% instead of 115%
  • Hatchling Rush: No longer freezes and skips turn when used while rooted by Armored Roots or Tentacle Prison

 

Secret and Silver Secret Package Donation

Since these packages are so valuable and difficult to attain, we've decided to make having duplicate packages worthwhile by allowing the top 15 gifters of the 2019 Gifting season (not daily) to donate their excess packages to their friends. These gifts can be donated at the end of gifting.

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December 20, 2019

Gifting 2019 Continues

Gifting Heats Up!

Gifting 2019 continues with new home items, new styles, a new achievement and new gifting prizes! The prize pool has been expanded with some new prizes that may give you an incentive to check the gift before turning it in for store credit(s)!

 

Festive Home Decor

Decorate your Winter wonderhome for the season with some new seasonally-themed home items!

 

Seasonal Styles

Check out new Frost Knight styles in CC and non-CC varieties to complement Bido's Frost Knight armor! But where is this armor? Be sure to collect all the daily gifts and your prize drop gifts to find them (there are 2 varieties to collect)!

 

Frost Warrior 3.0

The old Frost Warrior 2.0 has been retired and updated with a 3.0 variant. Boost those rating points by collecting a new seasonal achievement! You should have plenty of credits by now so it should be an insta-buy from your personal Achievement shop!

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