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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!

 

Achievements

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

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Nightwraith

October 20, 2021

Artix Entertainment's Pumpkin Carving Contest: 2021 Edition!

Can you... SQUASH... the competition?!

… Ok, at this point maybe “Fall Food Decorating Contest” is more appropriate, but it just doesn’t have the same ring. BUT on to the contest! Do you have what it takes to carve the best EpicDuel-themed pumpkin in all of Lore? How skilled are you in the fine arts of squash carnage? Are you able to duel-wield a camera and a carved ear of corn at the same time? If so, this contest is perfect for you!

Attention all ye who wish to enter…this contest: Mogloween is drawing ever near, so we need pumpkin-carving masters to take on this challenge!

Mogloween mog-luh-ween; noun

The evening of October 31 in Lore; celebrated in the month of October; observed especially by Heroes in costumes who solicit treats, and candy.

Prize Details

  1. There will be ONE Grand Prize winner, who shall receive 2000 ArtixPoints

  2. 2nd Place Winners will get 1000 ArtixPoints

  3. 3rd Place Winners will get 700 ArtixPoints

  4. Runner Ups will get 500 ArtixPoints

  5. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, October 20th until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 31st. The winners will be announced the following week on the Design Notes.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and the year (2021) visually displayed somewhere within the picture or video

    • The game character name in the picture must be tied to an Artix account to receive a prize

  • Must not use digitally altered art (so no photoshopping) - we want to see what you can do offline!

  • Be themed on any Artix game, character, monster, etc

  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account

  • The photo of your pumpkin must be of the highest quality—the bigger and more clear the picture, the better!

  • One entry per person

You are welcome to think outside the box and submit other non-pumpkin creative entries for our consideration… but carved pumpkins and gourds are what we want to feature!  So you COULD...

  • Paint a pumpkin

  • Dress an ear of corn

  • Carve a pumpkin pie

  • Build a diorama featuring acorn squash

  • … the possibilities are endless

Reminders

  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

  3. As always, entries that WOW us and go above and beyond, displaying true effort or creativity, will get extra-special attention (or prizes)!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity carved into pumpkins… or gourds… or apples (?!)! Will you win the Grand Prize? There is only one way to find out—submit your photo today!

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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.

SUPER ULTRA SPECIAL SECRET CODE DO NOT STEAL: EPIC 

Whoops! 

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

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Nightwraith

October 08, 2021

Cosmic Carnage 2021

Cosmic Carnage

Cosmic Carnage Tournament

A chilling breeze blows across the barren surface of Delta V as with a faint voice whispers that a new tournament looms on the horizon. Visit The Endless, the incarnation of death, the cosmos, and everything, to purchase entry into EpicDuel's latest tournament: Cosmic Carnage!

The tournament will officially start after a release Friday October 15 and will last until the end of the day Sunday October 24!

 

Epic 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.

SUPER ULTRA SPECIAL SECRET CODE DO NOT STEAL: EPIC 

Whoops! 

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

 

Balance

  • Mercenary
    • Artillery Strike: Added 30% HP regen from damage to one target
  • Tech Mage
    • Nanotech Shield: Reduce max % to 10% from 15%
    • Battery Backup: Cooldown increased to 5
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Proton Cannon: Improve with Support instead of Technology 


Core Changes

  • Icy Overkill (Sidearm): Add +10% damage
  • Icy Overkill (Aux): Add +10% damage
  • Hunter’s Mark: Reduce block chance to 20%
  • Sea King’s Spirit: Initial energy gain formula change (Armor Resistance x 1) + 50
  • Thrown Shot: Heal lowered from 500 to 450
  • Lifeline: Heal lowered from 250 to 225.
  • Generator: Energy restored = (Armor Resistance x 3) + 50
  • Energy Booster: Energy gain increased to 400
  • Minor Health Reserve x25: Heal rate increased (Defense x 3) + 50
  • Energy Reserve x25: (Armor Resistance x 4.25) + 50
  • Minor Energy Reserve x25: (Armor Resistance x 3.5) + 50
  • Piercing Shot: Removed warmup
  • Growth Serum: 25% Rage bonus to it to simulate an attack by the user; energy cost raised to 120
  • Critical Heal (Armor): Increased from 20% to 30%

 

NPC AI Upgrade

To spice up high level NPC fights and Juggernaut matches, the following NPCs have been given additional skills to deploy against human duelists.

  • Snork
  • Gamma Guard
  • Overlord Guard
  • Frost Demon
  • The Lawman
  • Valestra
  • Lionhart Soldier (lvl 30)
  • Valery
  • Exile Soldier (lvl 29)
  • Electro Hazard
  • Heavy Mechachillid (lvl 29)
  • Heavy Mechachillid (lvl 34)
  • Void Creature (lvl 30)
  • Yeti Hulk (lvl 30)
  • Administrator 12
  • Dragonoid Spawn (lvl 30)
  • Pirate Soldier (lvl 30)
  • Pirate Soldier (lvl 35)

We've also added some new level 30 versions of notorious boss NPCs to add some spice when human players are unavailable.

  • Caden
  • Slayer
  • Nightwraith
  • Titan
  • Big Tuna
  • Charfade
  • Rabblefroth

 

Bareknuckle Legends 

Attention Legends! New items are available at the Epic Legendary Arsenal!

  • Bareknuckle Full Armor (invisible body and no head)
  • Bareknuckle Body Armor (invisible body but shows head)

 

New Achievements

  • NFTeaser: Worthless SWF or an investment in the future of art?
  • Big Show 2021: Available for sale during the Big Show 2021.

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Nightwraith

October 01, 2021

Pirate's Bounty 2021

TLAPD 2021

EpicDuel is back with a brand new update packed with weapons and a pirate's trove of new daily missions!

 

Pirate's Bounty 2021

Visit Ishmael to check out his inventory of the new Kraken King weapon set, crafted by Bido!

  • Kraken King Calibur P
  • Kraken King Calibur E
  • Kraken King Cutters P
  • Kraken King Cutters E
  • Kraken King Axe P
  • Kraken King Axe E
  • Kraken King Staff P
  • Kraken King Staff E
  • Kraken King Blaster P
  • Kraken King Blaster E
  • Kraken King Bow P
  • Kraken King Bow E
  • Kraken King Calibur P CC
  • Kraken King Calibur E CC

 

New Daily Missions

Because daily missions should give everyone a compelling reason to return to EpicDuel often, we've added over 50 new daily missions. These won't all be available at the same time, but each day you will be served some compelling new challenges with exquisite rewards! Remember to log in daily to see what awaits!

  • Cleansing Paradise
  • Tag Team Tribulations
  • Beach Bash
  • Mine Mecha Maintenance
  • Three Kings
  • Habuki's Honor
  • Lawman's Orders
  • Restoring Order
  • Sowing Chaos
  • Hazardous Bounties
  • Exotic Bounties
  • Dual Bounties
  • Nightmare Bounties

 

Core Changes

  • Skull Cracker: Damage no longer buffed by passive skills like Deadly Aim
  • Mastery Cores: Instead of fixed damage buff, increases damage 10%
  • Minor Exile Strike: Played incorrect attack animation [BUG FIX]

As of this update multiple copies of cores can be purchased from vendors. 

 

Bot Fighter 3000

To continue the fight against botting programs, we've added a new random close button to the battle over screen, in addition to a color randomizers. This solution creates accessibility issues, but it should slow down bots until a more robust solution can be found.

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Nightwraith

September 17, 2021

Roman's Infernal Aftermath

Infernal Aftermath

Balance and big rewards are ready your enjoyment in this epic update!

 

Balance

Our classes were in dangerous need of balance changes, and these changes should bring some improvements to the performance of Tech Mages and Cyber Hunters.

  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Frenzy: Removed stun chance; increased cooldown to 5 turns
    • Adrenaline Rush: Added 20% stun chance
    • Mineral Armor: Changed stat requirements to Support from Dexterity
  • Tech Mage
    • Reroute: Replaced with the skill Battery Backup
    • Nanotech Shield: Changed to passive and added 5% fixed increase of all base stats:
      Level 1: 6% Damage Reduction
      Level 2: 7% Damage Reduction
      Level 3: 8% Damage Reduction
      Level 4: 9% Damage Reduction
      Level 5: 10% Damage Reduction
      Level 6: 11% Damage Reduction
      Level 7: 12% Damage Reduction
      Level 8: 13% Damage Reduction
      Level 9: 14% Damage Reduction
      Level 10: 15% Damage Reduction
  • Assimilation: Lowered energy absorption to 90% from 100%; increased the base energy values by 15 points per level
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Plasma Armor: Changed Stat requirements to Support from Tech
    • Neurotoxin: Replaced with Malfunction, now known as Kernel Panic; improves with every 4.3 Support, with every 2 levels above 20

 

Roman's Infernal Aftermath

Did you complete Roman's Infernal Pursuit missions? Congratulations! Unfortunately, as of this update, these missions will be rare. However, the Mysterious Man boss can now be challenged by all for one more week!

 

Cores Inventory Changes

Because having the right core on the right piece of gear can be the different between a narrow defeat and victory, as of this update, no more cores should be limited quantity and will be in-stock all year long.

 

Big Money!

The old credit cap of 300 has been lifted on battle victories. Also, to encourage the 2v2 battle mode, the 2v2 multiplier on rewards has been greatly increased!

 

Daily Mission Improvements

Another method for earning quick credits has been completing missions. For the longest time, our daily missions were limited to 1 or 2 per day. This cap has been increased along with the reward amounts for completing these daily challenges. This opens up a great opportunity to add fresh daily missions to keep the available daily activities interesting and profitable!

 

Leaderboard Culling

If you viewed any of the All-time leaderboards, you're probably used to seeing the same faces for as long as you've been playing. Though the achievements of these EpicDuel legends are commendable, it can be discouraging for currently active players to see records that could take years to break. To address this issue, we'll be culling many of the All-time leaderboards based on the latest active date. Anyone who hasn't logged in since 2019 will be culled from the boards. If the called players want to see their names restored, all they need to do is log in!

 

Item Fixes and Adjustments

Infernal Surge, an armor core, was incorrectly available on primary weapons. Because of this, several players have this core equipped on their primary weapons. To fix this, we're removing the cores from the affected weapons and reinserting them into the inventory.

Also, the Infernal Frostbane and Barrens Battlegear P were missing their base weapon damage. This will be fixed as of this update.

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