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January 18, 2021

Farewell to Seasonal Arms

Gifting Millionaire

Farewell to Seasonal Arms

With today's update, EpicDuel's seasonal rares have been returned to their usual schedule. Also leaving are several seasonal missions such as 'A Bold Bounty' and 'Party Business'. The next seasonal rares on the horizon are Australia Day, Heartbreaker, and Azrael weapons!

Also leaving is the bonus Varium that was a part of the 10,000 AP packages. The Epic Supporter 2020 achievements will also no longer be available. Massive "Thank Yous" to all who took part in this incredible sale and supported EpicDuel through the holiday season! 


Million Gifter

To recognize the unprecedented level of gifting of the 2020 Gifting season, we're introducing new achievements to honor gifters who've surpassed the threshold of 1 million gifts giver in one season. So far 3, EpicDuel legends have attained this in the past 3 years.

Bandit J. (2018)
Poseidon (2020)
GodOfSanta (2020)

This achievement is only for those who've gifted over 1 million gifts in one Gifting season. It does not account for cumulative gifts over multiple years.

Because exceptional performance demands an exceptional reward, we decided that even though GodOfSanta didn't achieve the 1st place position, a special exception could be made to our Founder restriction. Alley Cat, our wise and powerful Lead Moderator, generously donated her Founder Armor to fulfill this prize. Going forward, anyone who exceeds the score of 1 million gifts per Gifting season may wish for Founder Armor. As we've said before, this Gifting event exceeded our wildest expectation, and we'll need reevaluate our rules more thoroughly before the next gifting season (it'll be here before you know it!).

I didn't think 2018 could ever be topped, and 2020 blew it away. I don't know if the records will be topped in 2021, but I've learned not to underestimate our most dedicated fans. 

 

Titan's Loot

Legendary Titan will, for the first time ever, now drop a special mutating version of his personal staff. Will you be among the first to claim this weapon?

 

Player Appreciation

Since we're quickly approaching EpicDuel's anniversary, we wanted to do something extra special to commemorate 12 years of duels. If you're an Alpha, Founder, Beta, Gamma, or Delta player with rare phase gear, you've probably thought at one point, "Hmmm this Delta sword is cool and all but I wish it did Energy damage." Maybe you feel similarly about other coveted phase weapons. Maybe you wondered what Gamma weapons could look like. If you're in any of these groups, then today's release may excite you. Starting with Delta Gear, we're going offer rewards to players who've stuck with us all these year, but relegated their rare gear to storage because it didn't fit their build.

Starting today, existing Delta Gear will "evolve" into 4 new weapons:

  • Delta Destroyer P
  • Delta Destroyer E
  • Delta Devastator (mutating)
  • Delta Desolator (mutating)

Our goal is to continue rolling out new variations of weapons to help "complete" sets of rare development phase gear for our most loyal players.


Balance:

  • Reactive Armor:
    • Stat Requirement Dexterity - Base 24 increase by 2 max 42
  • Berzerker:
    • Stat Requirement Support - Base 19 increase by 2 max 37
  • Static Smash:
    • Stat Requirement Technology - Base 14 increase by 2 max 32
  • Sea King's Spirit:
    • Cooldown raised to 6
  •  

 

Wish Fulfillment

Thus far, I'm in contact with all the 2020 Gifting winners and their prizes are underway. Progress has been slow but steady and a major batch should go out this Friday. Thank you for bearing with us during this post-gifting lull.

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Nightwraith

January 11, 2021

Gifting 2020 Aftermath

Gifting Ends 2020

 

 Gifting 2020 Winners

EpicDuel's 2020 Gifting Event ended in spectacular fashion as the top gifters blew away old records to secure their places in Delta V history! Be sure to stop by the 2020 shrine in Titan's Peak to pay your respects to the latest group of EpicDuel Gifting Legends! (Note: The left side of the Peak was expanded and all the shrines were moved one screen over to accommodate this new shrine.)

Gifting Winners 2020

  1. Poseidon
  2. GodOfSanta
  3. Machaon
  4. Taiso
  5. Dillbrazd
  6. John
  7. Roman
  8. D Fense
  9. HALO HALOS
  10. Leo
  11. Ivan
  12. Lycan
  13. Clown
  14. Kuappo
  15. runeknight4

If you are among this group and have not received an email yet, please check your spam folder. I know some prefer to communicate by Twitter or Discord, but email is the way. I look forward to working with you all to realize your visions for this year's round of prizes! As with previous years, this will be the primary focus of EpicDuel for a few weeks to make sure these rewards are delivered as quickly as possible.

If you have Secret and Silver Secret Packages, first of all, congratulations, and second of all don't worry if they're still just a box. They will transform into epic prizes at a future date! I know this is how it's worked in previous events, but you might be surprised by how many don't know this! Plus, the winners still have to allocate their extra packages to their lucky friends! Hang in there, the prizes will be worth the wait!

 

New Items

Stop by Endless M4trix in Titan's peak for 2 new travel forms!

  • Frost Dracolich
  • Frost Dracolich CC

 

Balance Changes:

  • Gamma Bot: base damage increased to 175 and Gamma Fire increased to 110%. This change affects all custom Gamma Bot variants as well.

 

Bonus Varium and Seasonal Rares Extension!

Normally, we remove the bonus Varium that comes with the packages shortly after the Gifting Event ends, but due to demand, we're extending the sale until Monday January 18th.  After an update, the packages will revert and the included achievements will be removed.

On the 18th we will also be removing the seasonal rares that were made available during Gifting. Now is the perfect opportunity to cash in those accumulated gifts and grab all the seasonals you missed throughout the year to boost your rarity score!

 

2021

2020 was a long, loooong year for many. A year in which it feels like everything happened yet nothing happened. While the world seemed to be going wild outside our window, we were glad to be able to continue to deliver new adventures to your in the world of Delta V. Now, our attention moves forward to 2021, which should prove to be a pivotal year for EpicDuel, if not all of Artix Entertainment, as it will be the first year without Flash.

This is an obligatory reminder that Flash is now being blocked by most major browsers. If you haven't yet, please download the latest version of the Artix Games Launcher! This will guarantee you can continue to play all your favorite Artix Entertainment browser games, including EpicDuel! Make sure you have the latest version so there's no interruption to your gameplay!

New years are good times to reflect on accomplishments and failures. While we were able to survive and thrive as a Flash game at the threshold of the platform's annihilation, we didn't accomplish all we set out to in 2020. We know you all have very strong opinions on what you want to see in EpicDuel, and I know that suggestion list a mile long. The struggle is determining  the biggest features to make the most players happy. To help guide the direction of EpicDuel's development in the new year, we're crafting a document which should be available soon to help you provide us with focused feedback concerning the EpicDuel's past, present, and future direction. This will help us concentrate the beam of our resources to make 2021 the best year yet for EpicDuel and pave the way for a brighter future!

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Nightwraith

December 31, 2020

Farewell to 2020!

Farewell to 2020

EpicDuel is now live with the last release of 2020 and the last release before the demise of Flash! Install the Artix Games Launcher and welcome 2021 as the Gifting event continues!

 

New Items

Visit Endless M4tr1x at Titan's Peak to get new rare weapons crafted by Bido to commemorate the end of 2020!

  • MMXX Redeemer P
  • MMXX Redeemer E
  • MMXX Blades P
  • MMXX Blades E
  • MMXX Axe P
  • MMXX Axe E
  • MMXX Staff P
  • MMXX Staff E


New Achievements

Celebrate the end of the year with the 2020 Victory achievement available now in the achievement shop! This badge will eventually go rare, so grab it now while you can!

 

Balance:

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Plasma Grenade: Plus 1 energy damage every .32 Support instead of .38.
    • Memory Leak: Plus 1 poison damage every 2 Support; Increase 1 poison damage every 1.3 levels above 20; Decrease 1 poison damage every 1.3 damage level under 20; Cost increase 20 per level; Base level 1 is now 10, going up by 5 per level to 55.
  • Mercenary
    • Artillery Strike: Stat requirement Dexterity; Level 1 will require 16, increasing by 2 per level with a max of 34.
  • Blood Mage
    • Energy Parasite: Gain 135% of the amount drained

 

Artix Games Launcher

As of the publication of this post, Flash is hours away from being blocked by most major browsers. If you haven't yet, please download the latest version of the Artix Games Launcher! This will guarantee you can continue to play all your favorite Artix Entertainment browser games, including EpicDuel! 

Have a happy and safe New Year and Duel On!

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Nightwraith

December 23, 2020

2020 Holiday Patch

Today we brought the servers down for a few quick changes and to release tens of thousands of names from inactive accounts. Here is a rundown of all the changes from today's update!

 

Name Changes

While the servers were down today, ~50K character names were released. If there was a name you've been anxious to claim for years, now is your best chance. Also, the parameters for purging old accounts was relaxed slightly to allow names to become available more frequently. Please, don't email about special requests for names. If an account is truly inactive, it will become available in time. 

 

Drop Rates

The drops rates on several new weapons recently added to the gifting pool such as the Krampus Curse weapons were reviewed. No obvious issues were found, but a change was made to allow the class-specific weapons be slightly more likely to be included in gifts. We tested on the Dev server and were able to successfully receive these weapons through gifting to confirm the drop rates were correct.

 

Humbugs

Some folks thought it would be a ho-ho-hilarious to quickly buy and sell all the limited-quantity items so nobody else could have them. To stop this, we've temporarily put a hold of selling any limited-quantity items for the duration of Gifting. 2020 has been a hard enough year. When faced with the choice or kindness or malice, please choose kindness.

 

Holly Jolly Holiday

On a more cheerful note, we had a great gifting event yesterday with Mods, Testers, Charfade, and Korin! It's always exciting to cram 170 people into one room in EpicDuel for gifting pandemonium (Delta V doesn't have covid, so they don't need social distancing)! I think EpicDuel is the only game on the AE network that can manage that, even if we do need to completely hide characters to do it. It proves that the fire for EpicDuel still burns after over a decade, through the one of the most turbulent years in memory. Thank you for sticking by us, and may you all have a safe and happy Holiday!

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Nightwraith

December 18, 2020

Creative Collections

Creative Collections

After 2 weeks of gifting your inventory is probably packed with new weapons. What will you do with them? Before you sell them or store them for posterity, visit Deuce and Bido for 46 new missions allowing you to cash in on your gifting collections with incredible Credit rewards and new achievements!

 

New Missions!

Deuce and Bido are offering 4 new mission chains to allow you to cash in on your collected gifts! 

  • Jolly Candy Collector
    • Holly Jolly Sword
    • Holly Jolly Jolts
    • Blades of Candy
    • Gleaming Jolly Claws
    • Jolly Axe of Doom
    • Jolly Soul Axe
    • Jolly Candy Staff
    • Jolly Candy Magician
    • Crunchy Candy Gun
    • Jolly Candy Blaster
    • Jolly Candy Cannon
    • Jolly Candy Kaboom
    • Jolly Battle Test
  • Krampus Curse Collector
    • Sword of the Krampus996
    • Krampus Spirit Sword
    • Claws of the Krampus
    • Glowing Claws of Evil
    • Axe the Krampus
    • Krampus Spirit Axe
    • Krampus Crackles
    • Krampus Catalyst
    • Krampus Caliber
    • Krampus Blaster
    • Krampus Cannon
    • Krampus Kaboom
    • Krampus Battle Test
  • Regal Festive Collector
    • Regal Festive Sword
    • Regal Energy
    • Golden Regal Blades
    • Electric Regal Edge
    • Regal Axe Edge
    • Gleaming Regal Edge
    • Regal Sorcerer
    • Regal Righteousness
    • Regal Festive Test
    • Regal Festive Finale
  • Frozen Frenzy Collector
    • Swords of Fire
    • Swords of Ice
    • Claws of Fire
    • Claws of Ice
    • Axes of Fire
    • Axes of Ice
    • Staffs of Fire
    • Staffs of Ice
    • Frozen Frenzy Test
    • Frozen Frenzy Finale

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Nightwraith

December 11, 2020

Gifting 2020 Continues

Gifting Continues

Gifting continues at a furious pace as the gifting leaders shower Delta V with epic generosity! There's still plenty of time to get in on the gifting fun whether you plan on giving or getting as spontaneous and scheduled gifting events pop up all over the game world! 

 

Seasonal Rares Unleashed

Missed out on the rest of the year's releases and the multitude of seasonal rares that came along with them? No problem! We've returned nearly all the seasonal rares to their respective shops! Pirate weapons, Spring weapons, Harvest weapons, birthday weapons, and more all now available!

 

New Weapon Prizes!

More weapons have been added to the prize pool! You'll now have a chance to receive Deuce's Krampus Curse weapons with each gift unwrapped. Can you collect them all? There might be a reason to get the whole set very soon!

  • Krampus' Curse Sword P
  • Krampus' Curse Sword E
  • Krampus' Curse Claws P
  • Krampus' Curse Claws E
  • Krampus' Curse Axe P
  • Krampus' Curse Axe E
  • Krampus' Curse Staff P
  • Krampus' Curse Staff E
  • Krampus' Curse Blaster P
  • Krampus' Curse Blaster E
  • Krampus' Curse Cannon P
  • Krampus' Curse Cannon E

 

Bug Fixes:

  • Frozen Fist: Now affected by Reactive Armor
  • Focused Fury: Now affected by Reactive Armor

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Nightwraith

December 04, 2020

Gifting 2020 Begins!

Gifting 2020 Begins

Gifting Begins! 

A new season of gifting has begun! Login now to give and receive inconceivable mountains of loot, earn achievements, and spread holiday cheer throughout Delta V! Let's send off 2020 on a high note! 

 

New Gifting Prizes!

This year, our talented artists have helped us include dozens of new weapons into the pool of possible prizes included in each gift! Can you collect them all? Also don't sleep on the daily prize claim! It boosts your achievement while giving you a free new home item, weapon, armor, or a big pile of credits!

Deuce's Jolly Candy Set

Bido's Regal Festive Set

New Items!

Visit Charfade for new, festive variations of her Mini Rex Morph!

  • Festive Mini Rex Mutation
  • Festive Rusted Mini Rex

 

New Achievement!

A new Frost Warrior 4.0 achievement has emerged in the achievement shop!

 

Balance

  • Mercenary:
    • Adrenaline replaced with Reactive Armor: Deal a % of melee damage back to attacker
  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Atom Smasher replaced with Adrenaline Rush: Strike target to gain a % of Rage

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Nightwraith

November 18, 2020

Gift-A-Geddon 2020

Gift-a-Geddon 2020

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

 

Legendary Epic Mega-Pack 2020!

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

 

Epic Supporter 2020!

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

 

The Prize

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

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

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

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

**The first place winner may not use the top prize to attempt to bypass the Founder Exception to gift Founder Armor or an altered Founder Armor via the custom item codes! 

The reason the Founder Exception was created was that Founders were concerned the top 15 would request Founder Armor and diminish the special prestige of the item. Using the custom item prize to attempt to bypass this rule would be an unreasonable request and will be refused.  

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

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

 

Omega Frost Slayer Returns!

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

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

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

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

 

Stop the Clock!

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

 

Download the Artix Game Launcher!

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

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Nightwraith

November 12, 2020

The Final Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

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


New items:

Visit Caden for new Friday the 13th seasonal rares!

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

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


Home items

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

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

 

New Achievements

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

  • Nightwraith Friday the 13th

 

Returning Boss

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

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Nightwraith

November 06, 2020

November Nightmare

Nightmare Nightwraith Returns

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

 

New Items:

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

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

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


New Achievements

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

 

New and Returning Missions!

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

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

 

Balance:

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

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Nightwraith

October 30, 2020

Harvest Horror!

Harvest Horror Release

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

 

New Items:

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

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

 

New Home Items:

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


New Achievement

Hallow Warrior 3.0 is now available from the achievement shop!

 

Bug Fix:

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

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Nightwraith

October 23, 2020

Epic Balance Evolution

Epic Balance Update!

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

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

 

Balance Changes: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Nightwraith

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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