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Nightwraith

December 06, 2019

Festive Coal Collection

 

Festive Coal Collection

The first week of gifting has been a wild ride as early gifters start strong to secure their places on the leaderboard. Whether you're giving or receiving the storm of generosity, this is probably the most amazing time to year to visit Delta V!

Remember, the winner of each Daily Gifting contest receives a Secret Package, while the top 5 receive Silver Secret Packages. You can also receive a Silver Secret Package for giving more than 15,000 gifts in a day!

 

Festive Coal Collection

Edgar Boothe has increased his stock of Winter seasonal rares with a brand new collection from the talented Deuce! This beautiful assortment is perfect for completing your holiday look! Look for the armors in a future update!

  • Swords
    • Festive Coalbringer P
    • Festive Coalbringer E
    • Festive Coal Cleaver P
    • Festive Coal Cleaver E
  • Wrist Blades
    • Festive Coal Sickle P
    • Festive Coal Sickle E
  • Clubs
    • Festive Coal Crusher P
    • Festive Coal Crusher E
  • Staffs
    • Festive Coal Curser P
    • Festive Coal Curser E
  • Auxiliaries
    • Festive Coal Buster P
    • Festive Coal Buster E
  • Sidearms
    • Festive Coal Cannon P
    • Festive Coal Cannon E

Purchasing even one of the items listed above from the Festive Coal collection will earn you the Festive Coal Collector 2019

 

Festive Travels

Edgar Boothe is also stocking a new way to travel...a Festive Tree? Why stop at ugly sweaters and Santa hats to show your holiday spirit when you can dark around Delta V as a completely-decorated, color-changing tree?!

Note: The Festive Tree is not a part of the Festive Coal Collection and doesn't contribute toward the achievement.

 

Daily Gifts

Have you been logging in every day to claim your prize? Some of these are credit and Arcade Token prizes, but many are also unique house items and weapons never before offered in game! Plus, each claim goes towards the evolving Yeti for Winter 2019 achievement! Free stuff just for logging in? Why not? Of course, while you're around, you might as well stick around for the gift rain!

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Nightwraith

November 21, 2019

2020 Poster Calendar Update

Shipping Estimate Update

The estimated ship date for our 2020 Poster Calendars from Heromart has moved to later next week. If you already ordered a calendar (or got a free calendar for buying the two new armor t-shirts), please check your email. More info (and a bonus gift) are waiting.

The 2020 Poster Calendar has been changed to pre-order status. If you buy the calendar now, shipping will begin as soon as they arrive at the Secret Underground Lab.

2020 Artix Calendar Poster

The 2020 Artix Calendar poster includes wicked new art from Dioz and Dage, and comes with the UnderWorld Chronomancer in-game rewards in all our regularly-updated videogames!

Plus, get the Collector's Edition of the 2020 Artix Calendar Poster and unlock the 12 x 18 bonus UnderWorld Chronomancer print + exclusive in-game pet.​

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Nightwraith

November 15, 2019

Balance Boost!

Balance Boost

Call in an orbital strike or summon a bloody firestorm against your foes with two new ultimate skills in the latest update: Annihilation and Maestrom!

 

Balance

This latest balance update is packed with updates, buffs, and 2 new skills for Blood Mages and Tactical Mercenaries!

  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Surgical Strike replaced with Annihilation
    • Annihilation: Fire a concentrated physical beam that reduces target's Rage by 50%; 30% lifesteal
  • Blood Mage
    • Replaced Supercharge with Maelstrom
    • Maelstrom: Summon a bloody firestorm ignoring 30% of the target's Defense
  • Tech Mage:
    • Supercharge: Remove rage bonus
  • Hardened Armor: No use limit. 4 turn cooldown
  • Armored Roots: No use limit. 4 turn cooldown
  • Nanotech Shield Buff: 5%
    • Lvl 1: 17
    • Lvl 2: 19
    • Lvl 3: 21
    • Lvl 4: 23
    • Lvl 5: 25
    • Lvl 6: 26
    • Lvl 7: 27
    • Lvl 8: 28
    • Lvl 9: 29
    • Lvl 10: 30

 

Item Changes

  • Ember Slayer: Active Core Unlocked
  • Frost Slayer: Active Core Unlocked
  • Frost Destroyer: Active Core Unlocked

 

World Changes

World 7 now available from the world map!

 

War Cooldown and Gifting

You may have noticed the the latest war cooldown is longer than usual. Much longer. For EpicDuel regulars, that means gifting is coming up! New achievements and seasonal UI systems are being setup to enable gifting, which means the latest Frystland War will be the last for 2019. Congratulations to the Exiles, though Legion did manage to score some wins this time around.

Look for more formal announcements concerning the next gifting event soon!

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Nightwraith

November 13, 2019

Heroic Housing 2019 Winners!

Heroic Housing 2019

First of all, I want to extend my appreciation and thanks to everyone who participated in the EpicDuel Heroic Housing Contest 2019! I also want to thank our judges who took their time to collect all the entries and tally the votes. We had a tremendous response to this contest with dozens of creative, beautiful entries to evaluate. It was very difficult to narrow down the list the 25 final winners. We considered many factors when selecting winners including interpretation of the theme, concept, color schemes, patterns, function, and overall creative effort put into the house design. Humor, though not required, didn't hurt.

 

Winners will receive 5,000 ArtixPoints, a rare Achievement, and a rare Home Item! 3 Grand Prize winners will get a rare Achievement and home item, plus 10,000 ArtixPoints! If you weren't among the winners, please be good sports to the winners and judges, even if you disagree strongly with our decisions. Contests should be a joyful, fun experience for the community to celebrate creativity and their love of the game. Spamming with hate won't change any decisions. After all, there will always be more contests to enter! 

 

Without further ado, presented in no particular order, here are your winners!

CurseOfHonor

.Romanian Hunter.

...EPIC QUEEN...

.Seaf Max.

.Valencia.

l BLACK LEGEND l

Alien fundador

PeroXide

MapWarCyber

Romanian King

The WhiteBeard

Alkimos

Jestericious

Diogo.Gamer

GodOfSanta

Emolicious

Majesty Luna

DanielStoSve

Machaon

Shru.

I God of Death I

Howl.O.Scream

 

The Three Grand Prize winners of the Heroic Housing 2019 Contest Are:

Legro Inmortuorum

Eldor The Beast

.K I M O.

 

Congratulations! Again, judging was very tough as some entries were very close in quality, but ultimately we had to choose a cutoff for the entries somewhere! Thank you again for all who participated and helped judge! As with last year, we ask that winners of the contest please not change your house ( other than maybe adding your trophies ) for a few weeks, so that visitors may see your epic house creation! Also as a heads up, since we need to add prizes manually onto your characters, it may take a few hours or so before you receive your achievement, trophies, and Artix points. All prizes should be awarded by the end of the day!

Once again we thank our EpicDuel community, and we hope to see your creativity shine again in the next contest!

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Nightwraith

November 07, 2019

Nightmare Nightwraith Returns!

Nightmare Nightwraith Return

The nefarious ne'er do well returns from the Nightmare Dimension to once again challenge Delta V's mightiest warriors for a chance to win his rare armor! Will you accept?

 

A Bold Bounty Returns!

After a year, players will once again have a chance to earn Nightwraith's armor! If you're already among the elite duelists who've completed this challenge, you can help your fellow Delta V citizens overcome this challenge by partnering with them in battle and sharing strategies for overcoming one of the toughest challenges in the game!

For completionists, the mission chains Party Business and OneX6 Retrieval have also returned to grant easier access to Nightwraith's trusty ArmoryBot!

 

Nightwraith's New Stock

Nightwraith has refreshed his shop with new rares to celebrate the anniversary of AQW and AQ Classic! This exquisite equipment crafted by Lae will only be available for a limited time and vanish permanently after they're gone!

  • Paladin Great Sword P
  • Paladin Great Sword E
  • Paladin Sword P
  • Paladin Sword E
  • Paladin Daggers P
  • Paladin Daggers E
  • Paladin Mace P
  • Paladin Mace E
  • Paladin Staff P
  • Paladin Staff E
  • Chaos Sword P
  • Chaos Sword E
  • Chaos Scimitar P
  • Chaos Scimitar E
  • Chaos Claws P
  • Chaos Claws E
  • Chaos Club P
  • Chaos Club E
  • Chaos Staff P
  • Chaos Staff E

 

Balance

Some balance changes have been introduced to bolster some bots while mitigating the overpowered strength of others. Cyber Hunters should also see a buff to the new skill Memory Leak to make it more competitive with Venom Strike.

  • Cyber Shark
    • Feeding Frenzy: Now does 75% initial damage rather than 100%
  • Plasma Fly
    • Infernal Sting: Does 100% damage instead of 75%
  • Memory Leak: Buffed levels of HP/MP loss per level
    • Lvl 1: 20
    • Lvl 2: 30
    • Lvl 3: 40
    • Lvl 4: 50
    • Lvl 5: 60
    • Lvl 6: 70
    • Lvl 7: 75
    • Lvl 8: 80
    • Lvl 9: 85
    • Lvl 10: 90

 

Contest Completion

The Heroic Housing Contest of 2019 is over and the turnout was incredible, with even more entries than last year! Judging is currently underway and the winners will be announced and rewarded next Wednesday, November 13th!

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Nightwraith

October 31, 2019

Harvest Havoc Surprise!

Harvest Havoc

Surprise! EpicDuel just dropped a spooky new release with new weapons, cores, and styles for those last-minute Halloween shoppers!

 

New Styles

10 new styles are available for each class, letting you complete that last-minute Halloween look!

 

Weapons

New seasonal weapons and cores are available now at Snork!

  • Chain Scythe P
  • Chain Scythe E
  • Sinister Pumpkin Sickle P
  • Sinister Pumpkin Sickle E
  • Plasmic Chainsaw P
  • Plasmic Chainsaw E

 

Cores 

In addition to new spooky seasonal rares, Snork is introducing 4 new primary, active cores! Few skills give you an edge in battle like a giant, summonable saw blade!

  • Crow Frenzy P: Summon a bloodthirsty murder of crows that attack and grant 30% lifesteal.
  • Crow Frenzy E: Summon a bloodthirsty murder of crows that attack and grant 30% lifesteal.
  • Saw Strike P: Summon a saw blade to rip through 15% of your target's defense!
  • Saw Strike E: Summon a saw blade to rip through 15% of your target's defense!

Some changes have been made to existing cores to either ease their power in increase their usefulness in battle.

  • Infernal Fortitude: Reusable with 4 turn cooldown. Energy cost increased to 100.
  • Radiation Burn: 35% chance to reduce to reduce melee attacker's Defense/Resistance by 25%.
  • Captain's Charge: Reducing effects 5% overall (-35% Defense and Resistance, -35 Strength and Support).
  • Hardened Armor: Energy cost 0
  • Armored Roots : Energy cost 0

 

Heroic Housing 2019

Remember, EpicDuel's Heroic Housing 2019 contest is nearly over! The theme is "holiday harvest" so it's the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season and show off your best decor for the chance to win Epic prizes!

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