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January 16, 2022

EpicDuel 1.8.50 Hotfix

EpicDuel has been updated with a hotfix addressing some bugs introduced into the latest update.

Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed PvP battles stalling after victory because of a drop error
  • Fixed banked items reverted to inventory after login

Tags: Nightwraith


January 16, 2022

EpicDuel 1.8.49 Hotfix

EpicDuel has been updated with a hotfix addressing some bugs introduced into the latest update.

Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed character creation causing an error due to the new color pickers
  • Fixed "redeem code" for arcade tokens not stacking when claimed 
  • Fixed picking up map items not stacking
  • Fixed PvP drop items not stacking
  • Some missions not being able to be complete despite having the required mission items

Tags: Nightwraith


January 14, 2022

EpicDuel Gifting 2021 Aftermath

EpicDuel Gifting 2021 Aftermath

The 2021 Gifting season ended late last week, and we're proud to celebrate the top-15 winners of this monumental event! I never expected ALL of the winners to score at or above one million gifts, but, as usual, EpicDuel's hardcore players blew away those conservative expectations in spite of a year that produced many hardships for people all over the world. We're glad that Delta V could be a post-apocalyptic refuge for people to escape the real disasters big and small occurring on a daily basis, and we hope to continue to serve you all for years to come.

BEHOLD! EpicDuel's 2021 Gifting Season Winners!

  1. Enchant
  2. I Am Mr. Nice Guy
  3. JoshTheCW
  4. Taiso
  5. Lycan
  6. Caddeus
  7. .SwatFighter.
  8. D Fense
  9. UrMenace
  10. Romulus
  11. CactusChan
  12. Gwuapo
  13. Xx.Dark Azrael.xX
  14. Machaon
  15. Santa

Thus far I have corresponded with every winner on this list and have started several of the requests. I understand everyone is equally excited to receive their prizes, but these are all unique customizations of varying difficulty, and they will go out as quickly as they can. I thank you all in advance for your patience.

This year's Silver and Secret Packages will open next week, revealing new weapons, vehicles, and armors created by Acatriel!


Inventory Improvements

This week we built on top of previous improvements to inventory management by making sure the search bar clears when going between interfaces (vendor, bank, inventory, etc...). To further clean your messy post-gifting inventory, Mission items and Arcade Tokens will now stack for easier scrolling. Stacking for additional items is being investigated, but there are some greater challenges with items that can be upgraded and equipped. 

If you have a stack of items in your bank, like Arcade Tokens, purchasing more will send them to your bank automatically. This can be confusing as it may appear that the purchase failed because the item won't appear in your inventory.

***Please be advised that if you sell stacked items, the whole stack will be sold at once! A proper warning message is in the works to prevent accidental sales!***


Super Stylin'

The color picker in EpicDuel's style change interface just got a major upgrade with an Advanced Color Picker. Everyone will now have access to a broader color spectrum to achieve the color palette of your dreams.

Another improvement to the style change interface is the addition of Gender Change for 15,000 Credits or 250 Varium. Using this feature once will award the Gender Changer Achievement


Seasonal Savings

To accommodate players who may have had limited access to a reliable internet connection over the last few months, we're leaving the seasonal rares and Epic Supporter package in until the end of the month and will be removed from the game in an update on January 31st! 


Additional Changes

The following changes don't fit into any other category but have been itemized here for quick viewing.

  • The Spreadfire cores for sidearm and auxiliary weapons are now unlocked and available for swapping to other items.
  • NPC Battle Cap increased to 300 from 100.
  • Permanent Health Reserve core added to Vendbots.
  • AFK timer increased to an hour.
  • New screen added to Titan's Peak to show off the latest Gifting winners.
  • Skeptical Study removed since mission items no longer take up inventory space.


2022 Thoughts

This is definitely not the only blog on the whole wide web to point this out, but the past two years have been hard for many people for a variety of reasons, and we're proud that EpicDuel could be a place for old and new players to chill out, duel, and forget about the outside world, if only for brief respite. Despite these challenges, we've emerged from another hectic year in a strong position: The additional of Spider and Acatriel to the team have been game-changers in terms of broadening the scope of possibilities for the future direction of the game. Features that were deemed impossible by Titan himself have been implemented in a matter of days, and there are still pages of suggestions that are suitable candidates for implementation. Despite the crushing responsibility of Gifter prize obligations that January brings, I'm more optimistic in EpicDuel's future than I have been in years. Is 2022 the year EpicDuel finally gets new classes? I'm not one to overpromise, but if it were to happen any year, this would be it!

Let's all raise a canister of Health Booster to an incredible year of duels! Duel on!

Tags: Nightwraith


January 06, 2022

The End of Gifting!

Gifting Ends 2021

The time for Gifting is nearing it's end, but there's still some more action left in EpicDuel's ultimate seasonal event! For those a bit confused at exactly when Gifting ends, it will end at the reset between January 7th and January 8th. This can be confusing based on your time zone, but when it ends, you will see the leaderboard change to a final, fixed display showing the final top 15 winners.

Seasonal rares and Omega Void Trial missions will remain in game for awhile longer to give dedicated collectors ample time to fill their inventories.


What's Next?

After gifting ends, the winners will be contacted via email (based on the email tied to the account) to congratulate them and sort out the details of their wishes. Please allow a few hours for these emails to arrive. Those who score over 1 or 2 million will also receive their achievements and bonus Secret/Silver Secret Packages to distribute as they please! The packages will "open" in a few weeks after they've all been distributed.


Alpha Boost

Early last year one of EpicDuel's goals was to reward long-time players with weapons to complement their legacy gear. True, there aren't many Alpha supporters still logging in for daily duels, but we're still offering a small boost in the form of a more complete set of rares:

Alpha players will receive the following new weapons to complement the existing set.

  • Alpha Blade E
  • Alpha Blaster P

The class-specific Alpha weapons have been consolidated into a mutating weapon, complete with a corresponding damage type.

  • Alpha Annihilator P
  • Alpha Annihilator E

It was tempting to update and remaster the artwork, but since the style of the time represents a great deal of nostalgia for veteran players, the artwork is mostly unchanged.


Beta Boost

You're not forgotten Beta players! Very soon, we're also boosting the inventories of players who have the Beta weapons of old! Holders of these weapons will receive the following weapons:

Beta Cleaver P
Beta Blaster E
Beta Bazooka P
Beta Brutalizer E

The original Beta Brutalizer has been adjusted to do physical damage for all weapon types including the staff. Like the new Alpha weapons, the artwork was mainly unchanged for the inactive states. These changes will not affect the Beta weapons that were originally low-level prior to Omega.



Some popular gifter items from previous winners will be restocked over the next few days! I won't say which or where, but if you know, you know.


Coming Soon

Gifting is winding down but Spider is just warming up! Next week we should be ready to introduce new features including gender change, an improved color picker, and inventory stacks for mission items!

Tags: Nightwraith


December 30, 2021

Farewell 2021!

Farewell 2021

EpicDuel's last update 2021 is now Live! Experience new features, new missions, and new items plus several critical fixes. 


Core Corrections

While the core-swapping feature was well received last week, it still brought a few pesky bugs that needed squashed. The cores most affected by this were cores that were never offered for sale in-game or were never meant to be removed from their original item.

  • Stun Shot: Swaps correctly without being destroyed. Due to the rarity of this core, those who accidentally destroyed their Stun Gun cores will have them restored.
  • Char’s Revenge: Added for sale on Charfade.
  • Infernal Spirit: Now has distinct Sidearm and Auxiliary variants. Sold at the Light Mechachillid's shop.
  • Ebil Crusher: Unlocked on the Platinum Pulverizer
  • Gifter’s Custom Wish Cores: Unlocked and swappable.
  • Infernal Fortitude: Infernal Golem armors now come pre-equipped with armor versions of the core.
  • Icy Chill: Distinct Sidearm and Auxiliary variants added to Edgar Boothe.
  • Azrael’s Anguish P/E: Unlocked core slots.
  • Aphrodite’s Woe P/EUnlocked core slots.
  • Harvest Reaper and Spectral ReaperUnlocked core slots.
  • Unbreakable Spirit: Typo corrected.
  • Lucky Strike: Typo corrected on armor variant.


New Features/Changes

Spider has been moving at incredible speeds to deliver some of the most desperately desired EpicDuel quality of life changes. This week, the focus was on improvements to inventory, adding a search bar. Gifters will also appreciate the new /open1000gifts command that will make short work of your gift stockpile, complete with a readout of total items and credits gained.

  • Additions
    • Search bars in the bank, core viewer, merchant, and inventory
    • "X" button to clear all text in the chat and search bars
  • Changes
    • /open100gifts replaced with /open1000gifts
    • Duplicates in gifts are replaced with 2k credits -- Cores and Mission Items are exempted
    • Withdrawing/Depositing an item from inventory <-> bank will select the previous item in the list
    • Swapping core warning messages now only show if replacing a limited core
  • Fixes
    • After buying a shared style and switching classes, the game no longer gives an error message for trying to equip the recently bought style

Some of you are already having trouble with the search feature due to tens of thousands of items in your inventory. Engaging with search may cause severely slow server response, but we're working on several solutions to this issue. You can avoid the slowdown by avoiding the bar for now.


Home Arcade

Another highly requested feature was the ability to purchase ArcadeBots for your homes. Now you can spin your way through the games and purchase Tokens from the comfort of your apartment, yurt, or subterranean compound.


New Daily Missions

New Omega Void trials have been added with to reward armors to match the brutal Inquisitor weapons!

  • Inquisitor's Armor
  • Inquisitor's CC Armor


Gifting Rules Update

At the start of this year's Gifting event we established a stricter scope for prizes. The intention was to prevent the obligations to the prize winners from spinning out of control, expanding throughout the year. Because the performance on the leaderboards has been so overwhelmingly impressive this year, we decided to allow some additional bonuses to those who cross the 1 million and 2 million gift thresholds.

  • Top 15 Gifters who achieve a score of at least 1 million and do not want Founder Armor may instead request for their prize the alternate damage type version of their chosen weapon if it already exists in-game. They may also request personalized cores for that item similar to what was offered in 2018. Only the animation and/or icon can be altered, not the skill itself. The core/skill must also already exist in game for that particular item type. Finally, they may request a custom hairstyle.
  • Top 15 Gifters who achieve a score of at least 1 million will receive 2 Secret and Silver Secret packages to distribute at their discretion.
  • Top 15 Gifters who achieve a score of 2 million or more and do not want Founder Armor may instead request for their prize a weapon set consisting of a sidearm, auxiliary, and primary (sword or mutating weapon, but not both). This set must already exist in game (i.e. Beta Weapons or the numerous promotional package weapons). They may also request personalized cores similar to what was offered in 2018. Only the animation and/or icon can be altered, not the skill itself. The core/skill must also already exist in game for that particular item type. Finally, they may request a custom hairstyle.
  • Top 15 Gifters who achieve a score of 2 million or more will receive 5 Secret and Silver Secret packages to distribute at their discretion.
  • The #1 Gifter's completely customized item can be paired with an alternate damage type item of the same category if applicable. This bonus item will not also be completely customized but have an alternate color scheme determined by the winner. 

Tags: Nightwraith


December 25, 2021

Got a new device? Join us in AQ3D

Play AdventureQuest 3D on your PC, Mac, Apple, or Android device!

New Year's Eve Party!

Come join us! Artix & the team will be running monster and loot-filled live events in AdventureQuest 3D through the day to bring in the new year for players around the world. 

Get AdventureQuest 3D on your device

See you in the game.

Battle on!


P.S. Want to download and play our web games on your computer!? Grab the Artix Games launcher. It is tiny, safe, and runs on your PC, Mac, or Linux device.

Tags: Nightwraith


December 23, 2021

Inquisitor's Collection

Gift of the Inquisitor

Inquisitor's Collection

This week we're buffing the Gifting drop pool with new weapons direct from the collection of Baelius' most elite, but mysterious, soldiers: The Inquisitors!

  • Inquisitor's Executioner P
  • Inquisitor's Executioner E
  • Inquisitor's Enforcer P
  • Inquisitor's Enforcer E
  • Inquisitor's Punisher P
  • Inquisitor's Punisher E
  • Inquisitor's Claws P
  • Inquisitor's Claws E
  • Inquisitor's Might P
  • Inquisitor's Might E
  • Inquisitor's Awe P
  • Inquisitor's Awe E


Quality of Life

One of the most frequently requested features is now available in-game courtesy of the efforts of Spider! Finally, you can remove an unlimited charge core without destroying it! After replacing a core it will be moved back into your inventory until you need to equip it again.

This feature does not currently apply to limited-charge cores (i.e. x10, x25, x30, etc...), which will still be destroyed when replaced.

A more minor change is that Nightmare Challenges now have their own button on NPCs that offer the option. This is especially valuable for NPCs will normal, Legendary, and Nightmare modes.


New Omega Void Trial Missions

Check out 2 new Daily Missions available at Alydriah to claim the incredible Martyr swords!

  • Inquisitor's Blazing Martyr
  • Inquisitor's Plasmic Martyr


New Styles

Complement your new Infernal Samurai or Inquisitor gear with 12 new styles!


New Achievement Tier

These new styles will get you just a little bit closer to the earning the Epic Stylist VII achievement, which unlocks once at least 400 styles are owned.


Arcade Change

A small change to the costs of Arcade Tokens has been applied. Although most Gifting participants are probably already drowning in Arcade Tokens, this change should help make Arcades more affordable in the post-Gifting EpicDuel.

  • Cost for Arcade Token changed to 15 Varium.
  • Cost for 10 Arcade Tokens changed to 100 Varium.


Bug Fix

You should now be able to shop from a merchant that requires a special item, even if the item is banked.

Tags: Nightwraith


December 17, 2021

Gifting 2021 Midpoint

Gifting 2021 Midpoint

Gifting has reached the midpoint, but the leaderboards are still just getting warmed up! Login today for new daily mission challenges, new styles, and more extreme Gifting action!


Early Gifter Upgrade

Last week there was a rather dramatic change to Gifting in the form of a lifting of the room/world population cap. The limit was raised from 200 to...well let's hope we don't hit the new limit. I'm surprised and impressed the game held up as well as it has. This change was mainly done to thwart the efforts of hackers who were bypassing the prior cap, but it also boosted scores rapidly. This led to those who Gifted in the first week to feel put out (to put it mildly). After a week of observing Gifting patterns and collecting additional data, we arrived at a solution that should adjust scores to appropriately account for the raised cap: 

  • Anyone who Gifted between December 3 and December 9th will receive a 75% boost to their Gifting scores for that date range.
  • This score bonus percentage was determined by observing gifting in the days since the change and determining the average score advantage from those major Gifting sessions.
  • Anyone who was the #1 Daily Gifter for that date range will receive a bonus Exalted Daily Gifter achievement.
  • This bonus will be applied manually so please be patient as the scores and achievements are updated. There are over 200 accounts to update so this could take several hours to complete.
  • If the bonus puts you above the 15,000 Gift threshold for a Silver Secret Package, you will receive one. 


Founder Exception Clarification:

We've seen some speculation concerning the previously established Founder Exception, and I wanted to clarify the rules before any rumors spin out of control. First, the wording of the Founder Exception, taken from the original post: "Also, winners who achieve a gifting score higher than 1,000,000 gifts will be eligible for Founder."

"Winners" would only include people in the top 15 who achieve a score of 1,000,000. If all top 15 Gifters achieve scores over 1,000,000, all 15 could ask for Founder Armor. If the 16th place person gets a score of over 1,000,000, they wouldn't qualify.

People have also asked about adjusting the requirement upward to account for the room cap changes, but since this is the final Gifting Event, the requirement of 1,000,000 Gifts will stay as it is.


New Daily Omega Void Challenges:

Save those Void and Omega Wolf Shards to unlock a new batch of exotic weapons and a new armor in these new daily missions!

  • Shrouded Nightmare
  • Shrouded Oblivion
  • Sanguine Nail
  • Void Nail
  • Eldritch Fang
  • Void Fang
  • Nightmare Fang
  • Infernal Samurai

New Styles:

Five new holiday styles have arrived, including a rather festive CC Adjudicator helm! 

Tags: Nightwraith


December 10, 2021

Gifting 2021 Continues!

Gifting Continues

It's been an incredible week for Gifting with strong initial showings from several determined players. This week we're buffing the Gifting drop pool with new items and adding new daily missions to help you spend those extra Void and Omega Wolf Shards weighing down your inventories.


Welcome, Acatriel!

With all the excitement of Gifting season it seems I forgot to officially announce Acatriel as the latest addition as a gold-name member of the EpicDuel team. He's worked with us for a few months on piecemeal contracts for individual weapon and armor sets, but quickly showed ambition for animating skills, bosses, and experimenting with map screens. This combination of skill, ambition, and dedication led us to upgrade him to a staff position. These last few months Acatriel has been instrumental in numerous content releases, including the Cosmic Carnage, Adjudicator Saga Events, and many of the Gifting drop items. Please be respectful and kind when you see him in-game and congratulate him on his role!

Before you ask, no, he can't make you mod, give you an account, or free Varium!


New Mods

If you see some new green names, do not fear. Unless, of course, you're breaking the TOS by doing things like hacking or cheating or trolling, then you should actually be afraid. The new mods are DeWalt, NEXTEC, and Estwing who are helping deal with the increased volume of moderator reports and actions that comes with the influx of players during gifting.

Some hackers may try to be sneaky and impersonate a new or old mod. Remember that real mods will never ask for your account information or offer you free Varium or accounts. 


New Gifting Item Drops

Gifting drops have been buffed with new creations from Acatriel representing the Infernal Samurai set! Can you collect them all? 

  • Infernal Samurai Katana P
  • Infernal Samurai Katana E
  • Infernal Samurai Blaster P
  • Infernal Samurai Blaster E
  • Infernal Samurai Cannon P
  • Infernal Samurai Cannon E
  • Infernal Samurai Blades P
  • Infernal Samurai Blades E
  • Infernal Samurai Hammer P
  • Infernal Samurai Hammer E
  • Infernal Samurai Staff P
  • Infernal Samurai Staff E


More Omega Void Trials

More daily missions have dropped! Seek Snork and Kraggor to forge these new rare weapons!

  • Godeater
  • Voideater
  • Nightmare Devourer
  • Apocalypse Tomb
  • Oblivion Tomb


Overlord Operative Armor

Months ago players who qualified for the top prize in the Overlord Facility War received an unsellable mission item "Overlord Operative Blueprint". Because the official reward was behind schedule, this was designed to be a placeholder until the item could be completed. Months passes and this reward kept being kicked further and further back by the weekly demands of EpicDuel's updates, compounded by some technical errors that resulted in the armor's original file being lost and corrupted.

To compensate players who received this reward, last week we swapped the Blueprint for the Overlord Operative Armor. To compensate for the delay, these players also received the Overlord Operative Armor  CC and the Overlord Operative Order achievement. Special thanks to Acatriel for helping complete this long overdue reward.

  • Overlord Operative Armor
  • Overlord Operative Armor CC
  • Overlord Operative Order achievement


Rating Stars

There was some confusion surrounding the nomenclature of the new rating tier for stars. Since Diamond Stars seemed confusing as diamond was interpreted as referring to shape rather than color, Infernal Stars (suggested by CactusChan) might be a better designation as the new stars do share the Infernal color scheme. I dig it. Since some players are already nearing the new cap, we may need to think of another tier sooner than later.

Tags: Nightwraith


December 03, 2021

Gifting 2021 Begins!

Gifting 2020 Begins

Gifting 2021 Begins!

I can't believe it's here already, but the latest and last EpicDuel Gifting Event 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 2021 on a high note! 

This Gifting Event will last from December 3rd to January 7th, 2022.

In preparation of this gifting season, we also increased the room cap from 175-200, added a new tier of rating starts (Diamond Stars), and a World 8 instance. Remember to select "Low Performance: Hide Other Characters"  from the Settings menu when Gifting heats up, or the main heat you feel will be from your CPU.

To review the rules and regulations for the final prizes, please refer to this Design Notes post!


Omega Void Trials!

Omega Void Trial

Be sure to check the Daily Missions for new missions that will allow you to redeem you excess Void Shards and Omega Wolf Shards for exclusive rares that will not be available any other way. These missions will be added throughout the event to keep things spicy and encourage folks to check back daily to see what new rewards are available!


Epic Suggestions!


Congratulations to xMalebox, Rulebook, and Sinister who are having their suggested weapons added to the pool of possible gifts. These Epic fans will receive the Epic Artist Achievement if they don't already have it, as well as their suggested items in-game. This probably wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of new EpicDuel artist Acatriel who went the extra mile to make these visions a reality.


Epic Styles!

In between gifting sessions, check out the style-change interface and browse the 14 new styles!


Good Luck and Have Fun!

Let's make this the best Gifting season yet! Be safe, have fun, and Duel On!

Tags: Nightwraith


November 19, 2021

Gift-a-Geddon 2021

Gift-a-Geddon 2021

What time is it? It’s EpicDuel Gifting time again! This year, Gifting will officially go online Friday December 3rd and last until Friday January 7th, 2022! 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 2021!

Today, Friday November 19th, 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. Those who purchase this pack will also be awarded a one-time Legendary Epic Supporter 2021 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 3th!


Epic Supporter 2021!

Today, we’re also 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 2021 achievement which will evolve if the packs are purchased multiple times! The 40,000 Varium pack will also count towards the Epic Supporter 2021 achievement. If you purchased a 10,000 AP package on Friday November 19th before the update took effect, you will be awarded the appropriate achievement plus the difference in Varium.

Gifting Revised Rewards and Rules

It’s nearly time for EpicDuel Gifting! After all these years it’s still the most anticipated EpicDuel event, and it’s not even close. If you’ve participated in past Gifting events, or if this is your first time experiencing one, it’s important that you pay careful attention to this year’s rules and rewards because they’ve changed a bit, especially if you’re aiming to land a position on the leaderboard. 

Like last year, we’ll be offering each of the top 15 Gifters a unique prize! Winners may request any items within the guidelines below and receive a version of the item with their name associated (i.e. Nightwraith’s Delta Knight), however the restrictions have been tightened this time around. These changes were made because the workload of prize fulfillment escalated year-over-year to such an extent that it’s unsustainable to continue the scope-creep of custom items that have been drastically altered from their original designs.

Also, this year’s gifting event will be the FINAL EpicDuel Gifting event so we’re pulling out all the stops on content, rewards, balance, bosses and more to make this event one to remember! 

Please review the following revised rules regarding prizes so there are no disappointments or surprises by the end:

  • The first place gifter will receive an item as specified above but will additionally receive a completely custom item. This can be any item category. 
  • Only the first place winner may request a custom hairstyle/helm. No custom styles/helms will be permitted for other winners.
  • No prize codes will be offered to the winner this year.
  • Choose carefully! Winners will be restricted to 1 item as a prize. Mutating items and mutating armors count as one item. 
  • Unlike last year, if you request a physical variant you will not also receive an energy variant and vice versa.
  • The prize item can be any sword, sidearm, auxiliary, home item, armor, vehicle, mutation, bot, or class-specific item that has ever been available in-game. Please note the exception regarding Founder Armor.*
  • The item must have been available in EpicDuel at some time. Items from other AE games are not permitted.
  • If your requested item originally included an achievement (i.e. Infernal Slayer), you will NOT also receive the achievement if you request the same item.
  • If the request is for a customized bot, the wish will only be valid for one damage-type configuration of the bot.
  • Skills on robots cannot be swapped for other bot skills.
  • Customization requests can be refused if they're deemed unreasonable or illegal (copy-written material, offensive, etc...).
  • Customization requests can be refused for causing excessive lag due to complex, looping animations.
  • 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...).
  • No Replica prizes to be sold in-game will be offered this year.
  • Please consider your prize carefully because once the item is in-game there will be no revisions permitted except for bug fixes. 
  • You will have until January 31st to decide on your prize. If you fail to respond during that time window, your prize will be forfeit.

*Founder Armor 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. Also, winners who achieve a gifting score higher than 1,000,000 gifts will be eligible for Founder. Any perceived  attempts to bypass this rule with loopholes will be denied.

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. Winners will have until January 14th to decide on their Secret and Silver Secret package distribution

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 have their account disabled.


Nightmare Adjudicator Changes and Fixes

  • Nightmare Adjudicator's Eye rating value increased to 5000
  • Fixed art for Nightmare Hunter Cannon P and E to display the correct art for weapon
  • Increased drop rate for Adjudicator and Nightmare Adjudicator
  • Added to Nightmare Adjudicator
    • Shattered Nightmare Slayer P
    • Shattered Nightmare Slayer E

Tags: Nightwraith


November 09, 2021

The Hunter of Nightmares

The Adjudicator

The Adjudicator's Challenge

There's a grave disturbance across all of Delta V, and nobody seems to know the cause! Mysterious parasites are infecting friend and foe alike, and the invasion can only be stopped at the source. But what...or who...will you find once you uncover the truth? Accept the challenge and receive riches and weapons beyond your wildest dreams...or worst nightmares! 

Special credit goes to EpicDuel Artist Lodrian / Acatriel for producing S-tier weapons, boss animations, and backgrounds! This release wouldn't be possible without these extraordinary efforts.

  • Hunter of Nightmare Part 1
  • Hunter of Nightmare Part 2
  • Hunter of Nightmare Part 3

If you're not read for the long, world-spanning saga, you can visit Xraal in the Biological Preserve to investigate an anomaly.

  • Gourd Gone Wild


New Achievements

With new missions and bosses come new achievements to boost your rating points! This release gives you access to a total of six new achievements, but to claim them all, you'll need help!

  • Pumpkin Lord Skull: Defeated Pumpkin Lord.
  • Nightmare Pumpkin Lord Skull: Defeated Nightmare Pumpkin Lord.
  • Adjudicator's Eye: Defeated the Adjudicator.
  • Nightmare Adjudicator's Eye: Defeated the Nightmare Adjudicator.
  • Gourd Be Gone: Awarded for completing "Gourd Gone Wild".
  • Nightmare Slain: Awarded for completing "Hunter of Nightmares".


Adjudicator's Arsenal

This release contains a trove of new items, but to gain access to them, you'll need to reach nearly the end Hunter of Nightmares Part 3!

  • Nightmare Hunter Armor
  • Nightmare Hunter Armor CC
  • Nightmare Slayer P
  • Nightmare Slayer E
  • Broken Nightmare Slayer P (Nightmare Adjudicator boss drop only)
  • Broken Nightmare Slayer E (Nightmare Adjudicator boss drop only)
  • Nightmare Moonlight Blade P (Adjudicator boss drop only)
  • Nightmare Moonlight Blade E (Adjudicator boss drop only)
  • Nightmare Hunter's Arsenal P
  • Nightmare Hunter's Arsenal E
  • Nightmare Hunter Pistol P
  • Nightmare Hunter Pistol E
  • Nightmare Hunter Rifle P
  • Nightmare Hunter Rifle E
  • Nightmare Hunter Cannon P
  • Nightmare Hunter Cannon E

Tags: Nightwraith


October 28, 2021

Cosmic Carnage Finale

Cosmic Carnage Finale

The Endless has spoken! It has received your sacrifice and deemed it...good!

Congratulations to Naruto for claiming the top Platinum prize in the Cosmic Carnage Tournament. This week-long gauntlet was an intense trial in which only the best, most dedicated duelists could triumph. If you made it to the top-50, you are indeed worthy of The Endless' blessing!

As of this writing all prizes have been fully distributed. During the Tyrant's Trial Tournament, we were very generous with the prizes to celebrate the launch of the feature. It seems this one-time bonus became an expected practice. We certainly don't want any hurt feelings so we've buffed the prize pools. Next time, to avoid disappointment, we will be crystal clear what all the tiers can expect to receive upon victory.

  • Platinum Tier
    • Ascended Cosmic Eviscerator CC
    • Ascended Cosmic Eviscerator
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Scythe P CC
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Scythe E CC
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Bike CC
    • The Endless Bank (Home Item)
    • Cosmic Carnage Platinum (Home Item)
    • Crowned Cosmic Eviscerator Hairstyle
  • Gold Tier
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Cannon E
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Cannon P
    • Cosmic Destroyer P
    • Cosmic Destroyer E
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Sword P
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Sword E
  • Silver Tier
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Armor CC
      Cosmic Eviscerator Magnum P
      Cosmic Eviscerator Magnum E
  • Bronze Tier
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Armor
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Scythe P
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Scythe E
  • ALL Ticket Owners
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Pistol P
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Pistol E
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Rifle P
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Rifle E
    • Cosmic Eviscerator Bike


Thank you all again for your participation!

Tags: Nightwraith


October 22, 2021

Cosmic Carnage Continues

Cosmic Carnage Continues

All things must come to an end and the Cosmic Carnage Tournament is nearing it's conclusion.  At 12:00 A.M Monday morning (EST), the tournament will conclude and prizes will be awarded to the tiers automatically. If you're not yet on the leaderboard, there's still time to secure your place! If you cannot, all is not lost, for The Endless may yet show mercy and reward those who were brave enough to participate!



The Code Crafter achievement will receive 2 more evolutions for higher code redemption thresholds. 

  • Divine Leg. Code Crafter - 85,000
  • God-like Leg. Code Crafter - 100,000


Coming Attractions

This update may be small, but there's much more epic content on the horizon! 

Coming Attractions

Tags: Nightwraith


October 15, 2021

Cosmic Carnage Begins!

Cosmic Carnage Begins

Cosmic Carnage Tournament BEGINS!

Today is the day! EpicDuel's second tournament of 2021 officially starts today! Visit The Endless to purchase a Cosmic Carnage Ticket or standby to view the official start time of the tournament. Prepare for battle! Prepare for Cosmic Carnage!

The tournament will officially start shortly after today's release and will last until the end of the day Sunday October 24!


Epic Gleam Giveaway

Gleam IO Giveaway

Want a chance to receive free rewards for completing a few basic tasks? EpicDuel, along with other Artix Entertainment games, is participating in a new Gleam.io event in which you can enter by doing very basic things like following our Facebook page or entering a super-secret hidden code that will be impossible to find.



Anyway, you can find the list of tasks here at EpicDuel's Official Gleam.io page!  

Core Changes

  • Sea King’s Spirit: Cooldown lowered to 4 since initial energy gain was nerfed 


New Achievements

  • To Boldly Go: Cap. Kirk goes to space for real on 10-13-2021


New Styles

The style shop is rolling out an exciting supply of new styles to help you get into a competitive mood and dominate your foes!

  • 342 Cosmic Hood
  • 343 Cosmic Hood CC
  • 344 Cosmic Mane
  • 345 Cosmic Mane CC
  • 346 Circle Mask
  • 347 Triangle Mask
  • 348 Square Mask
  • 349 Frontman Mask

Tags: Nightwraith


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