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Nightwraith

July 31, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Rides Again!

Infernal Fantasy Bike

Infernal Fantasy Bike!

The Infernal Fantasy Gear package is already an incredible deal loaded with new weapons, armor, and powerful cores, but that deal is about to get  even sweeter! With today's release, the Infernal Fantasy Bike will be added to the Infernal Fantasy promotional package for all future buyers. Do you already own the Infernal Fantasy Gear? Awesome! You'll receive the bike for free within a few hours of the release! This bike is tagged Rare and will only be offered with this promotion. After the package leaves the store, it will not be offered in game again!

 

New Styles!

Haircut looking a little stale and...wild? We've added 24 new styles for all classes and genders!

Balance:

We've made some important changes to balance over the last few weeks. The biggest is definitely the introduction of Level 6 Focus, which should produce some interesting builds and counter-builds. We've also buffed some of the cores included in the Infernal Fantasy package!

  • Level 6 Focus unlocked at 50 points in each Stat.
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Static Charge: 85% damage and blockable
  • Blood Mage:
    • Deadly Aim: Stat requirement changed to Dex
  • Mana Burst: Buffed to 40%
  • Feeding Frenzy: Buff to 85% damage
  • Revitalization: Defense / Resistance reduction reduced to 10% from 25% 

 

Varium Sale Final Extension!

Our Summer sale has been extended once again for the final time! Since this Summer has been a trying time for all of us (I hate it when companies say that, but it's still true!) we've decided to carry this current sale through to September 14th! You've still got plenty of time to take advantage of this great deal on Varium or other currencies from the rest of the extensive library of Artix Entertainment games!

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Nightwraith

July 17, 2020

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

Infernal Fantasy Gear

Forged in the heat and pressure of the Infernal Mines, the new Infernal Fantasy set channels otherworldly powers that are sure to impress your friends and terrify your foes!

 

Infernal Fantasy Gear!

For a limited time in EpicDuel, you can purchase the full Infernal Fantasy Gear set, which includes new weapons, cores, and armor! These amazing items were forged with great care and talent by artists Bido and Deuce!

  • Infernal Fantasy Buster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Buster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka P
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka E
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear P
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear E
  • Infernal Fantasy Knight
  • Infernal Fantasy Bike

To give you an edge in battle, this new set comes pre-equipped with 4 new Active cores designed to greatly enhance survivability and damage output!

  • Revitalization (Armor): Sacrifice Armor's Defense / Resistance and an extra 25% for 6 turns for full HP.
  • Focused Fury (Primary): Attack with fury, dealing primary damage plus 12% of your target's max Health (Max 500)
  • TrueShot (Gun): Deal 95% Sidearm damage, increasing by 5% per round, (135% max).
  • Mana Burst (Auxiliary): Reduce enemy energy by 40% of normal auxiliary damage.

This package also comes with an Ultra Rare Infernal Fantasy achievement as a special thanks for supporting EpicDuel!


New Cores:

The VendBots across Delta V have received a new stock of Passive and Active cores to aid in your future battles!

  • War Commander (Gun) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • War Commander (Aux) x10: Guarantees a war drop upon battle victory. Doesn't stack
  • Health Reserve x25: Restore health based on your armor’s defense
  • Energy Reserve x25: Restore energy based on your armor’s resistance
  • Thrown Shot x25: Throw away your shot, destroying your sidearm for 500 HP


Balance:

Strength builds should see higher damage as the Strength Divisors for determining Primary Damage have been adjusted to provide more damage per point of strength for the higher tiers of diminishing returns:

  • Before 55 Strength: 0.42  = 2.4 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 55 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 85 Strength: 0.58  = 1.7 points of damage increase per point of Strength
  • After 100 Strength: 0.75 = 1.33 points of damage increase per point of Strength

 

Summer Varium Sale

The Summer Varium sale that started months ago is nearing its end, tentatively scheduled to end July 31st. Though it's possible the sale could be extended further, you don't want to wait too long to guarantee you get the best value for your money in EpicDuel while also getting the newest weapons and cores on Delta V!

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Nightwraith

July 03, 2020

Independence Day Eve

Independence Day Rares

Fireworks! Fireworks everywhere! New weapons, new cores, major core re-balancing, and a new achievement are coming this Independence Day Eve release!

 

New Command

To help aid the festivities this weekend, we've temporarily added a  /fireworks command to be used in the game chat. Try it! It's a blast!

 

New Items

New weapons and armors have been added to the Overlord Guard in the Overlord Facility. For those powerful enough to access the Exquisite Legendary Arsenal, a CC version of the Seraphic Inquisitor Armor is now available!

Overlord Guard

  • Energy Stars and Stripes
  • Energy Carrierzooka
  • Fireworks Launcher P
  • Fireworks Launcher E


Exquisite Legendary Arsenal

  • Seraphic Inquisitor M CC
  • Seraphic Inquisitor F CC


New Hairstyle

  • Seraphic Inquisitor Helm CC

 

Home Items

  • Classic Vendbot Bank
  • Gold Vendbot Bank

 

Achievements

Open the achievement shop to claim the new 2020 edition of the Independence Day achievement!

  • Independence Day 2
  • Independence Day achievement removed from shop


New Cores

In order to make some underutilized Passive cores more tactically useful, we've created new "merged" cores that combine the traits of 2 other Passive cores into one.

  • Ballistic Shield: +10% chance to deflect attacks, reduces damage when you deflect +20%
  • Super Scope: -10% chance to be deflected, +20% damage when attack deflected


Balance

To increase the usefulness of underutilized cores and decrease the reliance on other passive cores, several passives have received crucial re-balancing. Ideally, this will lead to more build diversity as new effective strategies emerge.

  • Cores:
    • Primary Master: +35 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium
    • Sidearm Mastery: +55 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium*
    • This core was bugged as it was and changed to give +4% Gun Damage**
    • This core was breaking Deadly Aim so it was changed to give +15% Crit
    • Auxiliary Mastery: +60 Damage, increased price to 10000 Credits, 395 Varium*
    • This core was bugged as it was and changed to give +15% Crit
    • Nanosteel Armor: Decreases the ignored defense of incoming critical strikes by 30% instead of 20%
    • Strength Boost: Lowered to +3 Strength from 4 except for Primary variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Strength Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Dexterity Boost: Lowered to +3 Dexterity from 4 except for Sidearm variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Dexterity Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Technology Boost: Lowered to +3 Technology from 4 except for Armor variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Technology Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Support Boost: Lowered to +3 Support from 4 except for Auxiliary variant which remains +4 and has been renamed to Prime Support Boost (New cost of Prime core is 8000 Credits, 295 Varium)
    • Eternal Enhance: +4 Strength, Dexterity, Technology, and Support
  • Blood Mage:
    • Brutal Strike: Removed staff requirement

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Nightwraith

June 26, 2020

Suggestion Shop Part 2

Suggestion Shop

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

 

Suggestion Shop!

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

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

 

New Summer Items! 

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

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

 

New Home Items!

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

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

 

Balance

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

 

Leaving Soon!

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

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

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Nightwraith

June 19, 2020

Player Suggestion Shop!

Player Suggestion Shop

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

 

Balance

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

 

Suggestion Shop

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

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

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

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

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

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Nightwraith

June 05, 2020

Balance Update 6-5-2020

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

Balance

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

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

 

Coming Up

Suggestion Shop!

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

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Nightwraith

May 29, 2020

Corporate Overlord Conclusion

Iron Husk

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

 

Corporate Overlord Part 3

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

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

 

New Achievements!

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

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

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Nightwraith

May 22, 2020

Corporate Overlord

Iron Husk

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

 

New Missions

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

Corporate Overlord Part 1

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

Corporate Overlord Part 2

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

 

New Achievements

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

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

 

Changes

This update brings a bit of reshuffling around the storyline.

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


Bug Fix

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

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Nightwraith

May 15, 2020

Balance Update 5-15-2020

Some of our changes from last week were, to put it lightly, overtuned, so we've done another major pass on the classes to be less punative to certain classes. The biggest change is to Blood Shield, which will now boost a percentage of Resistance plus offer a Technology boost. This is to better synergize the Blood Mage's defense with their offensive capabilities. Medic remains a difficult problem to solve as certain classes rely on heal loops too survive, which leads to longer battles, which can be annoying if you're going for daily wins and the only way to win is making battles as long as possible. Hopefully this update will bring us closer to a happy medium.

Balance

  • Field Medic (Tactical Mercenary and Cyber Hunter): 
    • Return to 3 turn cooldown
    • Improves with every 3.5 Support instead of 2.5
  • Field Medic (Blood Mage and Bounty Hunter):
    • Improves with every 1.5 Support instead of 2.5
  • Field Medic (Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Tech Mage, Blood Mage):
    • New improvement step for each level:
    • Lvl 1: 165 
    • Lvl 2: 190 
    • Lvl 3: 215 
    • Lvl 4: 250
    • Lvl 5: 285
    • Lvl 6: 320 
    • Lvl 7: 355 
    • Lvl 8: 390 
    • Lvl 9: 435 
    • Lvl 10: 480
  • Blood Shield:
    • Sacrifice 90 Health to activate an Energy Shield and Technology boost for you or an ally
    • Grants a % Resistance Boost instead of Points
    • Grants points of Technology to make combo with the others skills
  • Energy Parasite
    • 3 turn Duration 
    • Level 1 set to 6% up to level 10 at 15%
  • Deadly Aim (Blood Mage): 
    • Requires Support instead of Technology
  • Static grenade: 
    • 70% damage instead of 50%
  • Frenzy: 
    • 1 turn warmup
    • Removed energy requirement. Was too punative to low levels
  • Pyro Fly:
    • 1 turn warmup

 

Coming Up

Spring Cleaning!

In the next few weeks, we're going to be doing a bit of spring cleaning in EpicDuel, removing some missions and items that have outstayed their welcome. If you haven't already done the Ultraloop missions, we recommend completing them soon, along with grabbing any associated rares you've been meaning to collect. An upcoming mission chain will alter the face of the Wasteland permanently!

New Infernal Fantasy Weapons!

In the coming weeks, also expect a brand new weapon set from EpicDuel and AQW artist, Bido! They are most excellent and may even replace the Celtic Hunter Weapons as a new promo set! They'll need some mighty skills to compete against the current set of promo cores, though!

New Suggestion Shop!

Another project we'd like to undertake soon is to do another round of Suggestion Shop items! It's been years since we've done a Suggestion Shop and it would be a great opportunity to dust off those creative chops and submit your latest and greatest ideas to the official AE Forum Suggestion Topic! This is better than Twitter since it's more likely we'll see your submission and easier to associate your art with your in-game name to receive proper credit! There's not a set date of this shop as we'd like to give everyone some time to create submissions, but don't wait too long!

Of course, those are just 3 of many new updates coming to EpicDuel over the next few months. We have to leave room for some surprises, after all!

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Nightwraith

May 08, 2020

Bunnmaykr and Balance

Bynnmaykr

Prepare for the latest Springtime creation, forged from blueprints form a realm far beyond Delta V, the Bunnmaykr bazooka!  Also, to keep battles interesting, there's a bounty of balance changes covering many classes with some big skill revamps!

 

Bunnmaykr

Visit Nightwraith in the Wasteland to check out the 2 new and improved Bunny-zookas, complete with a pre-equipped Shell-Shocker core. These weapons are tagged as rare (for real this time) and will leave in about a month!

  • Bunnmaykr
  • Dark Bunnmaykr

 

Balance

Multiple skills have been overhauled to improve build viability for all classes. First strike calculation has also been tweaked. RNG still plays a part in determining the first attacker, but the weight of Support has been more heavily weighted.

  • Fireball:
    • Inflicts a debuff that reduces Defense/Resistance by 15%
    • Dexterity requirement corrected so the base is 19, increasing by 3 per level
    • Improves with Dexterity
    • Energy cost = 90 at level 1, increasing by 15 with each level
  • Static Grenade:
    • Inflicts 50% primary damage
    • Drains energy
    • Absorbs 90% of energy drained
  • Frenzy:
    • 2 turn warmup
    • 50 flat Energy cost
  • Reflex Boost (Blood Mage)
    • Becomes "Blood Instinct"
    • Spend 90 HP to increase Dexterity
  • Barbed Grenade:
    • Increased cost by 20 per level
    • Improves with every .4 Support instead of .35
  • Field Medic:
    • (Cyber Hunter and Tactical Mercenary) 4 turn cooldown
  • Increased weight on Support for First Strike to decrease likelihood that lower Support will start first.

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Nightwraith

May 04, 2020

Infernal Quick Patch

Thank you for bearing with us for a quick patch as we updated the top Varium packages and added Infernal Gladiator Gear to the Mines merchant Kraggor!

 

Infernal Gladiator Returns!

Last year's Infernal Gladiator Gear has been added to Kraggor in the Mines! If you missed them last year, now is your chance wield these mighty weapons! Core slots have been unlocked to allow maximum versatility with build composition.

  • Weapons
    • Infernal Gladiator Sword P
    • Infernal Gladiator Sword E
    • Infernal Gladiator Gear P
    • Infernal Gladiator Gear E
    • Infernal Artillery P
    • Infernal Artillery E
    • Infernal Blaster P
    • Infernal Blaster E
  • Armor
    • Infernal Gladiator
    • Infernal Gladiator CC
  • Bots
    • Plasma Fly
  • Cores
    • Master's Strike
    • Infernal Fury
    • Molten Bullet
    • Tremor Shot
    • Infernal Surge
    • Infernal Fortitude

 

Balance

  • Infernal Swarm: 2 turn warmup
  • Supercharge: Rage should function normally

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Nightwraith

May 01, 2020

May the Fourth

Star Saber Codes

It's raining codes! Well, it will soon, anyway. Over the next few days, we'll be giving out codes on Twitter for new rare Star Sabers!

 

Balance

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Energy Shield: Improves with ever .7 Dexterity
    • Mineral Armor: -3% Defense per level
  • Tech Mage
    • Super Charge: rage works normally
  • Cores:
    • Hunter's Mark: Defense/Resistance reduction now 20% instead of 25%
    • Wolf's Fury: Added Energy cost of 80

 

Prizes from the Stars

This weekend, in celebration of the May the Fourth event, we'll be giving out prize codes for new Star Sabers themed after various Artix Entertainment games! These weapons will be in limited quantities, so you'll need to keep an eye on Twitter to have a chance at claiming them all!

 

Last Chance Varium Bonus

This weekend will be your last chance to take advantage of the bonus Varium promotions currently available with the top Varium packages. The offer will be available until Monday, at which point EpicDuel will reboot at 6:00 P.M. to remove the promotion.

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April 24, 2020

Eggcelent Eggtravaganza!

Eggcelent Eggtravaganza!

Easter came and went but there are still some egg-ceptional weapons to collect in EpicDuel! Visit any ArcadeBot to put some tokens into the newest game, Eggcelent Eggtravaganza!


New Arcade Game!

Visit any ArcadeBot to cycle through the game to find the latest, Eggcelent Eggtravaganza! This is a great opportunity to spend those Arcade Tokens accumulated from gifting to climb the leaderboard and be the first to claim a gold prize!

  • Weapons:
    • Egg Splitter Arsenal P
    • Egg Splitter Arsenal E
    • Egg Splitter Sword P
    • Egg Splitter Sword E
    • Xeno Bunny Sword P
    • Xeno Bunny Sword E
    • Xeno Bunny Blades P
    • Xeno Bunny Blades E
    • Xeno Bunny Axe P
    • Xeno Bunny Axe E
    • Xeno Bunny Staff P
    • Xeno Bunny Staff E
    • Xeno Bunny Blaster P
    • Xeno Bunny Blaster E
    • Xeno Bunny Bazooka P
    • Xeno Bunny Bazooka E
  • Home Item:
    • Brachylagus Statue

 

Achievements

Boost your rating points by playing the new arcade game and unlocking the latest arcade achievement!

  • Eggcelent Eggtravaganza

 

Balance Changes:

  • Sidearm scaling is set at the same rate as Primary weapons
  • Captain's Charge: Duration reduced to 2 turns from 3

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April 10, 2020

Morning Star Gear!

Morning Star Gear!

New gear and major balance changes abound in this holiday update! Plus, Power Hour extended until June 1st!

 

Balance

There are some major balance changes in this update, including core buffs and a major change for Blood Mage -- Intimidate will be replaced with Terrify, a Strength debuff with a chance to stun!

  • Intimidate (Blood Mage): Changed to Terrify; Added Stun effect
  • Static Charge: Improve with Support instead of Technology
  • Memory Leak: Increase energy cost base to to 90; Duration decreased to 3 turns
  • Venom Strike: Improve with every 6 Dexterity
  • Barbed Grenade: Improve with Support instead of Dexterity; Added Technology requirement; 1 turn warmup
  • Reroute (Tech Mage and Tactical Mercenary): Improve +2% per level
  • Brutal Strike: Removed stun effect
  • Shell Shocker: Damage increased to 100%; Warmup increased to 2 turns
  • Icy Overkill (Gun): Ignores 40% of target's defenses.
  • Icy Overkill (Auxiliary): Ignoring 40% of target's defenses.

 

Morning Star Gear

Deuce has delivered another set of rare gear available at his NPC in the Mine's abandoned train station!

  • Morning Star Cutters P
  • Morning Star Cutters E
  • Morning Star Axe P
  • Morning Star Axe E
  •  Morning Star Staff P
  • Morning Star Staff E
  • Morning Star Launcher P
  • Morning Star Launcher E
  • Morning Star Plasma Cannon P
  • Morning Star Plasma Cannon E

Collecting all of his gear won't be so easy, however, as his swords will only be available as battle drops from his Legendary form!

  • Morning Star Claymore P
  • Morning Star Claymore E

 

Leaving Soon!

Next week on Friday, April 17th, Dage the Evil's seasonal and rare gear will be leaving until the next Friday the 13th in November! Also, Nightmare Dage will be reverting to Legendary Dage, meaning this will be the last chance in many months that you'll be able to collect his rare weapons and armor drops!

 

Power Time!

To help easy the long grind of credits and Experience for many of our returning and current players looking to level up and power up their gear, EpicDuel is extending Power Hour until June 1st! Duel On!

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April 03, 2020

Tyrant Time!

Tyrant Time

EpicDuel is now live with a new release of terrifying Tyrant weapons, balance tweaks, and an upgradeable new achievement worth up to 15,360 rating points!

 

Achievement: Feed the Egg!

Some of your are sitting on a mountain of credits, and it's been awhile since we introduced a new upgradeable badge to help lighten that credit burden while boosting your rating points sky high! Purchase and upgrade the Tiny Egg achievement to get that much closer to Regal Diamond ratings!

 

New Rare Weapons!

Deuce has created a stunning new set for your enjoyment. Visit Snork at the Wasteland Minetower's base to browse this new gearYou may notice a reference to a certain series of games getting a release today. A series of games filled with evil biohazards stalking around all sorts of buildings and...residences. Subtle!

  • Tyrant Slasher P
  • Tyrant Slasher E
  • Tyrant Armblades P
  • Tyrant Armblades E
  • Tyrant Axe P
  • Tyrant Axe E
  • Tyrant Staff P
  • Tyrant Staff E
  • Tyrant Injector P
  • Tyrant Injector E
  • Tyrant Rocket Cannon P
  • Tyrant Rocket Cannon E

These weapons are marked as rare so once they're gone, they're leaving for good!

 

New Style!

You'll need the world's most heavy duty toothbrush if you equip the new Tyrant style!

 

Balance

  • Annihilation: Improves with every .3 Tech
  • Skull Cracker: Because this skill is reusable and extremely powerful, its energy cost has been increased to 100

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