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Nightwraith

February 15, 2019

Patch Notes - 1.7.10

We just rolled a small patch with some skill adjustments and a major bug fix for the Azrael's Artillery auxiliaries.

New Features/Changes

  • Feast of Flesh now costs 130 HP instead of 150 HP
  • Blood Bullet now costs 80 HP instead of 100 HP


Bug Fixes

  • Spreadfire (Aux) should now work as intended in 2v2 and Juggernaut battles.

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Nightwraith

February 15, 2019

Azrael's Evolution

Azrael's Evolution

New Azrael's Evolution Promo Package!

The Omega Wolf Pack has retreated to it's wintry den to make way for Azrael's Evolution! Get 8 awesome new weapons in one pack complete with powerful new cores!

Azrael's Evolution P
Azrael's Evolution E
Azrael's Bloodletter P
Azrael's Bloodletter E
Azrael's Punisher P
Azrael's Punisher E
Azrael's Artillery P
Azrael's Artillery E

 

Cores

  • Spreadfire (Auxiliary): Damages all enemies. Deals 80% damage if it hits multiple targets.
  • Feast of Flesh (Primary): Sacrifice 150HP for +8 Strength, bonus Crit chance, and extra Rage gain for 4 turns.
    • +8 Strength
    • +20% Crit chance
    • +20% Connect chance
    • +10% Crit defense ignore
    • +20% Rage gain
  • Blood Bullets (Sidearm): Spend 100HP for 20% more sidearm damage.

 

Balance

Due to the advantage posed by AOE sidearm and auxiliary weapons, AOE damage against 2 targets has been reduced to 80% for skills and items that can target 2 enemies.

 

Radiant Heartbreaker Gear

Want something for your collection of seasonal weapons that's a bit less bloody? Visit Bido in the Afterlife to collect a brand new set of Radiant Heartbreaker Weapons!

Radiant Heartbreaker P
Radiant Heartbreaker E
Radiant Magnum P
Radiant Magnum E
Radiant Bowzooka P
Radiant Bowzooka E
Radiant Heartbreaker Sword P
Radiant Heartbreaker Sword E

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Nightwraith

February 01, 2019

Legendary Artist Challenge

It's a legendary artist fight, but this one won't be fought with pencils or pens.Throw down with LegendaryBido and Legendary Deuce, then take a spin on the new Heartbreaker Hoard Arcade machine!

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Static Charge: 80% damage on strike

 

War Balance

Earlier today, the Dread War went live, but something was wrong with the damage output. It turns out, the defenders had a damage bonus that was tilting the war in favor of the defenders. This has been corrected and a few effective war rallies could bring the deficit between the Legion and Exiles.

 

New Arcade!

Have an inventory packed full of Arcade Tokens? Check out the new Heartbreaker Hoard Arcade machine with some unique variations on classic Heartbreaker and Azrael gear in addition to some decorations to help you get in the holiday spirit! Will you be the first to max out the achievement? 

 

New Legendary Challenges!

Welcome Bido and Deuce back to Delta V by  challenging their new legendary forms to battle! Nothing says, "Welcome back!" like a bazooka to the face! 

 

Coming Soon!

Check out this preview of upcoming Azrael / Heartbreaker Seasonal Rare as well as Deuce's awesome new armor and Tyrant Tank!

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Nightwraith

January 25, 2019

Azrael Returns!

 

Azrael Returns!This week in EpicDuel marks the return of classic Azrael/Heartbreaker Gear to Alydroid and Administrator 12 (in the Afterlife)! VendBots across Delta V will also stocked with tons of cores to power up your characters. In addition to this new content, we've also implemented numerous balance adjustments, including skill requirements, NPC skill variety, War balance, and first strike chance.

 

First Strike

Due to numerous complaints that first strike RNG doesn't favor the player with the most Support enough, with too much weight given to level, we've adjusted the formula to really make those investments in the stat count.

  • Support weight increases when determining first strike
  • Level weight reduced when determining first strike
  • First strike chance (OLD) = 50% + (1.5% * (My Support - Enemy Support)) - (10% * (My Level - Enemy Level))
  • First strike chance (NEW) = 50% + (2% * (My Support - Enemy Support)) - (5% * (My Level - Enemy Level))

 

Balance

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Malfunction: Improves with every 3.7 Support
    • Multi Shot: Improves with Support
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Smoke Screen: Improves with every 3.7 Technology
    • Multi Shot: Improves with Support

 

War Balance

When the next war comes online, we're trying something a bit different -- making all the objectives deal standard damage. The currently system allows for one side to create a huge lead, leaving the other demoralized and unable to close the gap. Also, the multiplier for 2v2 war drops was greatly increased, making drops nearly guaranteed for 2v2 wins.

I'd like to make bigger, bolder changes to the war system -- and there have been some great ideas proposed -- but I'm not ready to implement anything big yet.

 

Juggernaut and Botting

Due to the prevalence of botters, particularly in Juggernaut, we've taken a few steps to make life more challenging for these lazy cheaters. We know bots are frustrating, but it's also a challenging offense to prove. Accused botters can claim, "I just didn't feel like talking." or, "I was experimenting with builds." There is also the issue of false accusation made out of spite to challenge rival factions. To try to address this plague, we've implemented a few changes to help discourage and identify botters.

  • Botters rely on predictable NPC behavior so we're buffing multiple NPCs, with a focus on levels 28-35, giving them more defense and skill variety. This means botters may lose more often than not, making them more easily identifiable as a bot.
  • We do have some tools to help identify botting behavior, flagging them for reduced rewards and additional investigation. Eventually, botters get clever and try to get around these, so we've adjusted to guidelines to keep up with these new habits.
  • Obviously, we don't want to reveal everything we do to address bots, since, well, botters could be listening and taking notes.

Botter behavior is constantly changing, and we do take it seriously, so we will do our best to adapt as their methods do. Preferably without ruining the user experience for players trying to play legitimately.


Achievements

Hey SPORTS! Check out the new Big Game LIII Achievement available in the achievement shop!

  • Big Game LIII Achievement for sale
  • Generic Big Game achievement now rare
  • Frost Warrior achievement now rare

 

Cores

NPCs around Delta V have been stocked with some new passive and active cores to power up your character. These new boost cores do stack, so you can mix and match for maximum impact!

  • Big Tuna
    • Paralysis Coating (Unlimited)
  • Vendbot
    • Strength Boost (Gun)
    • Strength Boost (Armor)
    • Strength Boost (Aux)
    • Dexterity Boost (Primary)
    • Dexterity Boost (Armor)
    • Dexterity Boost (Aux)
    • Technology Boost (Primary)
    • Technology Boost (Gun)
    • Technology Boost (Aux)
    • Support Boost (Primary)
    • Support Boost (Gun)
    • Support Boost (Armor)
  • Endless M4tr1x
    • Unbreakable Heart
    • Unbreakable Spirit
  • You now have the ability to buy more than one of the same Limited Quantity core at a time

 

Home Items

NEW TOILETS! This is for you, Blatslo ;)

 

Gifting Rewards

A large part of my time this month has been devoted to creating wishes for the top 15 winners. So far most of these have been delivered, with a few tweaks here and there. All have been contacted so the last few wishes are nearly finished. As of the writing of this, color separations for the Omega Wolf Warrior Armor Secret Package reward are underway. This should be completed and given to all the Package holders by the end of the day. Thank you all for your patience! Next week should be clearer skies for more content, achievements, and missions!

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Nightwraith

January 18, 2019

Gifting Aftermath Part 2

Gifting is officially over and the work to reward the most generous gifters continues! Although our primary focus has been on granting the wishes for the winners, we've still managed a major quality of life improvement, especially for those with inventories overflowing with Arcade Tokens. We still haven't heard back from one of our winners so if you're a winner and haven't been contacted by Nightwraith, please check your spam filter or contact player support.

 

Wishes Granted

As of this update, nearly all the winners of the 2018 Gifting Event have received their wishes! If you received your reward, I hope you like it! I've been impressed by the creativity the winners have put forth in ideas for custom touches to their items, including custom colored core, effects, and armor animations. It'll be an incredible challenge to top the prizes next year!

Bandit J......In Progress
Spank Me......Complete
mr.darkgrinder......Complete
R A C I N G......Complete
GodOfSanta......Complete
RomanianSanta......Complete
CyanideSuicide......Complete
D0uble Tr0uble......Complete
Gladiator Blitz......Complete
Properto Reloaded......Pending
SantasQueen......Complete
Shego......Complete
.S A G A R......Complete
DaBomb CHOP V8 FTYPE......Pending
Accomplishment......Complete

 

Secret Packages

The Secret Packages will be opening today. Since this is a manual process, it may take awhile, but we'll announce when all the items were awarded.  You will receive rewards based on how many packages you received, so if you received 2 packages, you will receive 2 sets of rewards. Secret Package Rewards are:

  • Frozen Dage's Apocalypse P
  • Frozen Dage's Apocalypse E
  • Thawed Dage's Apocalypse P
  • Thawed Dage's Apocalypse E
  • As some of you have deduced the the Omega Wolf Warrior armor is coming, but unfortunately it still needs some more time.

I tried to set the sellback up earlier this week for the rewards, but it was easier to give everyone bulk credits per package they won. This amounted to 500K per Secret Package and 100K per Silver Secret Package. This was awarded earlier this week so you don't need to do anything to claim it. 

 

General

  • Arcade Tokens and other mission items no longer count towards Inventory or Bank space. This should help those who have piles upon piles of Tokens stocked up from Gifting. I have a feeling more Arcades will be arriving on Delta V very soon!
  • Fixed bug allowing the use of spaces at the front of character names

 

War and the Artix Launcher

For those playing via the Artix Launcher, the War Bar was not working earlier this week. This should now be fixed! If you notice any other bugs in the launcher, please submit a report using the official Artix Bug Tracker

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Nightwraith

January 11, 2019

Gifting Aftermath

Congratulations!

Gifting is officially over and what a end it was! On behalf of EpicDuel and all of Artix Entertainment we'd like to congratulate the winners and thank them for their generosity. If you're a winner and haven't been contacted by Nightwraith, please check your spam filter or contact player support.

 

Gifting

Once again, congratulations! Your rewards are certainly well-deserved, and we've been impressed by the thought and creativity put into the wishes so far. As of this update, several of the winners will have received their prizes. Some are still in progress, but I hope to have all aside from Bandit J's rewards completed soon. We can't wait for you all to receive and show off your prizes!

Bandit J......In Progress
Spank Me......Complete
mr.darkgrinder......Complete
R A C I N G......In Progress
GodOfSanta......Complete
RomanianSanta......Complete
CyanideSuicide......In Progress
D0uble Tr0uble......Pending
Gladiator Blitz......In Progress
Properto Reloaded......Pending
SantasQueen......Complete
Shego......Complete
.S A G A R......Pending
DaBomb CHOP V8 FTYPE......Pending
Accomplishment......Complete

 

Silver Secret Packages

The Silver Secret Packages will be opening today. Since this is a manual process, it may take awhile, but we'll announce when all the items were awarded. If you have a Secret Package, it will not open just yet, but you will receive the silver rewards. You will receive rewards based on how many packages you received, so if you received 2 packages, you will receive 2 sets of rewards. The Silver Secret Package Rewards are:

  • Omega Wolf Mutation
  • Frozen Dage's Desolation P
  • Frozen Dage's Desolation E

 

General

  • 15K Varium Package Removed
  • Epic Supporter 2018 Achievement removed
  • 2018 Gifting Winners next to Endless M4tr1x
  • Classic battle backgrounds are now in the battle rotation!


Balance

  • Bounty Hunter and Cyber Hunter
    • Massacre: Stat requirement changed to Strength

 

War

You may have noticed that the War has returned under the radar in Central Station. The gifting banner will remain until next week when Titan will be available to swap the banners back. 

 

Reinforcements Have Arrived

What could it be?

EpicDuel is pleased to welcome Bido and Tomcat/Deuce back onto the art team! Prepare to be taunted by their Twitter accounts as they tease previews of their latest creations! The extra help is definitely appreciated!

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Nightwraith

January 03, 2019

Celebrating the End of Gifting

Final Gifting Challenge

All good things must end, and that means EpicDuel latest Gifting event is finally coming to an epic conclusion! We'd like to extend a special thanks to all our gifters and giftees who helped this season shatter all previous records for generosity and excitement!

Gifting will end officially at the server reset at the end of the day on Friday January 4th. The reset happens at midnight EST. That means Friday will be the final day for gifting. After that, the leaderboards will be locked in place, celebrating the grand champions of this epic gifting season!

 

Gifting ended and I'm in the top 15! What now?


First of all: CONGRATULATIONS! You absolutely destroyed the totals of all previous gifting events! You should be extremely proud of your contributions to the EpicDuel community, and we am humbled and honored by your generosity. After gifting officially ends, you will then be contacted by Nightwraith through one of your account's valid email addresses with further details. Please keep in mind that some prizes will be more complicated than others, especially the #1 custom prize, and may take some time to deliver fully. If you need some time to think, don't sweat! You can take your time thinking of a suitable wish.

 

What do I do with my Secret/Silver Secret Package?


You don't have to do anything! When the time is right for them to open, they will automatically transform into the appropriate item. We want to leave a buffer between gifting and the prize reveal to make sure all the winners and package recipients are in good standing and to add a final polish pass on the prizes! We hope you like them, because they'll be some of the prettiest, most unique rewards in the game!

 

Endless Challenge

Wrap up a spectacular Gifting season with a battle against Legendary Endless M4tr1x and win the Legendary Endless M4tr1x achievement!

 

New Weapons

Before you challenge Legendary Endless M4tr1x to battle, check out her new items!

  • Divinity Battlegear P
  • Divinity Battlegear E
  • Divine Conqueror P
  • Divine Conqueror E 

Also check out the Epic Legendary Arsenal for a new armor for those with a mountain of credits to spare!

  • Dage's Gold Paragon

 

Items Leaving

We'll be saying goodbye to the 2018 Omega Weapons, which will be leaving Nightwraith when when EpicDuel reboots for updates.

  • Omega Obliterator 2018
  • Omega Slayer 2018
  • Omega Onslaughter 2018
  • Omega Impaler 2018

 

Epic Supporter 2018

Since the other games have extended their currency bonuses, we're extending our 15K Varium Epic Supporter package to January 11th! After the update on that day, the 15K package will be replaced with the 12K package and the Epic Supporter achievement will no longer be available with purchases of Varium packages. The Omega Wolf Package will be available awhile longer.

 

2019

2018 ended with a huge victory for EpicDuel. The level of generosity and excitement from the community encouraging, surprising, and inspiring. We knew gifting would be a big deal, as it always is, but this year you knocked it out of the park and into the stratosphere. Where do we go from here, though? Lots of people want lots of different things in EpicDuel: New phases, new wars, new classes, new features, even a whole new game. More than a few want all of the above! Any one of those tasks would be extremely ambitious, but this year's resurgence was also ambitious. The passion in EpicDuel's community is undeniable and will usher in a new year of great possibilities for the game. 

This post is vague because while there are so many directions the game could go, including making real progress on EpicDuel's modest gameplan goals stating in a Design Notes post last summer, it's still difficult to see past the holiday haze and the work involved in the aftermath of gifting. That's why one immediate goal is acquiring an art assistant to help beef up EpicDuel's content and make it easier to focus on mid-long term development projects. However, that's only step one in the thousand step journey to an even greater 2019 for EpicDuel. The challenges facing Flash and the indie gaming industry from 2018 haven't vanished, but we know we'll have plenty of supporters willing to continue on the journey with us into an epic new year!

Stay tuned as more plans coalesce in the new year!

 

Bug Fix

  • Battery Backup
    • Level 2 increased to 180 from 170

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Nightwraith

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Content Update

Hello! EpicDuel just went down for a small content update to add a little extra spice before Christmas! Some changes, like the new items at Endless M4trix, are instantly noticeable, while others will be apparent as you unwrap your daily gifts tomorrow (for those who have been diligently opening them). We may be able to do another small update on Friday, but until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Gifting!

 

New Weapons! (Endless M4tr1x)

  • Divinity Claymore P/E
  • Divinity Slayer P/E
  • Frozen Skull Slayer P/E
  • Glacial Impaler P/E
  • Frozen Fleshreaver P/E
  • Frozen Katana P/E
  • Glacial Gladiator P/E
  • Frostgrim Slayer P/E

 

Home Item

  • M4tr1x

 

Hair Styles

  • Corrupted Chronomancer style

 

Arcade Changes

  • Bronze home items prizes can be sold for 40 credits
  • Silver home item prizes can be sold for 300 credits

 

Achievement Adjustment

The rating for the Epic Supporter 2018 achievement has been improved at levels 2-10:

  • 4000
  • 5500
  • 7000
  • 8500
  • 10000
  • 11500
  • 13000
  • 14500
  • 16000

 

Power Hour Unlocked

  • Power hour will last through the New Year until january 7th! Double credits and XP to help grind out those Legendary Ranks!

 

Thank you all again for helping to make this an incredible Gifting Event for EpicDuel! It's been amazing to watch old players return and new players try the game for the first time. Without you, none of this would be happening -- so whether you play a couple duels a day or dominate the leaderboards for fame and glory: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Here's to an Epic end of 2018, and an incredible start to 2019!

Duel On!

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Nightwraith

December 21, 2018

Endless M4tr1x Appears!

Seek the Endless M4tr1x!

We hope you've been hanging onto those Omega Wolf Shards, because you'll need them to unlock Endless Matrix's shop and access awesome cosmic and winter-themed gear!

You can find Endless M4tr1x to the right of the 2017 Gifting Leaderboard in Titan's Peak in Frysteland! If this selection doesn't please you, there's still more to come! Expect another update Sunday or Monday with a buffed inventory! 

 

Balance

  • It appears that Mages are hurting, with Hunters still in the lead. We'd like to buff Mages a bit to see if that helps their performance.
  • Tech Mage / Blood Mage
    • Bludgeon: +4% damage per level; Energy cost reduced by 5
  • Tech Mage
    • Fire Scythe: +3% damage to all levels
    • Assimilation: Cooldown decreased to 3 and damage increased to 80%
  • Mercenary
    • Maul: Defense ignore increased by +2% for levels 1-8, and +3% for 9-10
  • Bounty Hunter / Cyber Hunter
    • Massacre: Removed Tech scaling

 

Missions

  • Omega Wolf Key (Endless M4tr1x)

 

Weapons

  • Located at Endless M4tr1x
    • Wolf Scimitar P
    • Wolf Scimitar E
    • Wolf Tri Sword P
    • Wolf Tri Sword E
    • Wolf War Scythe P
    • Wolf War Scythe E
    • Wolf War Blades P
    • Wolf War Blades E
    • Wolf War Axe P
    • Wolf War Axe E
    • Wolf War Staff P
    • Wolf War Staff E
    • Frost Dragon Scythe P
    • Frost Dragon Scythe E
    • Candy Cane Cannon P
    • Candy Cane Cannon E
    • Cookie Claymore P
    • Cookie Claymore E
    • Candy Cane Capper P
    • Candy Cane Capper E

Achievements

  • New Yeti for Winter 2018 tier for 30+ daily gifts opened

 

Vehicles

  • Located at Endless M4tr1x
    • Omega Wolf Rider CC
  • Located at Epic Legendary Arsenal
    • Bareknuckle Bike

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Nightwraith

December 14, 2018

More Gifts More Winners

Gifts for Gifting!

The craziest season of EpicDuel gifting continues the most generous players putting insane numbers on the leaderboards! This week EpicDuel will update with balance changes and Silver Secret Package prizes extended for the top 5 gifters each day!*

*Since there tends to be wide swings in daily gifting scores, and the spirit of the season, I've decided to award the Silver Secret Package to anyone with a daily score higher than 15,000. This is a manual process so please be patient.

  

Delay

Sorry about the long delay for the update earlier today. It was meant to only take a few minutes but ended up taking over 2 hours! Why? Was it stuffing all the good, good morsels of code into the servertron? No. It was the fact that when we turned everything back on, nothing worked! It did, kinda. Some screens would fail to load, sometimes login would fail entirely! After trying to track down the problem's source, Titan changed just enough to get us back up and running. This could have been the reason many were seeing more frequent black loading screens and experiencing sluggish performance. Gifting is usually A LOT for Flash to handle, but the game should still be playable. Let us know if performance improved at all!

 

Daily Gift Rewards!

To reward the extraordinary gifting of those trying to climb the daily leaderboards, we've decided to reward the top 5 gifters each day a Silver Secret Package. This will apply retroactively to previous daily leaders!


Balance

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Venom Strike: Required stat changed to Dex instead of Tech to Venom Strike
  • Tech Mage
    • Plasma Bolt: ignore 10% defenses
  • Tech Mage/Blood Mage
    • Overload: Improved by Dex instead of Support
    • Plasma Rain: Improved by Support instead of Dex (Still set to Dex on BM, will fix soon)
    • Bludgeon: Base energy cost lowered by 15 and goes up by 20
  • Cores:
    • Tactical Reload: Energy cost reduced to 40
    • Icy Overkill: Increase defense ignore to 40% from 35%
    • Necrosis: Lowers defenses for 4 turns
    • Azrael's Will: 2 turn warm-up 

 

Weapons

Stop by the Legendary Chamber in Titan's Peak to check out an updated arsenal for players who've attained the Legendary Rank.

  • Swords (Epic Legendary Arsenal)
    • Platinum Dage’s Desolation P/E
    • Gold Dage’s Desolation P/E
  • Aux (Exquisite Legendary Arsenal)
    • Bareknuckle Breaker P/E

 

Omega Wolf Shards

You may have noticed some new drops from gifting in the form of Omega Wolf Shards. The description will tell you to seek out the Endless M4tr1x, but where is she? You'd better hand onto those shards for when she finally appears!

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Nightwraith

December 07, 2018

Gifting Heats Up

Gifting Heats Up!

Gifting heats up this week with 2 big new features: A daily gifter leaderboard and gifting streaks! Gift multiple times in a row to build up a streak to earn achievements and a chance to gift everyone on the server! The daily board also comes with its own set of achievements, with the winner each day receiving a Secret Package!

 

Daily Gifting Leaderboard

  • Each day after this update the #1 player on the Daily Gifter Leaderboard will receive an evolving achievement and a “Secret Package”
  • When we go live with this update the top 15 on the current all-time board will receive the first level of the achievement and the “Secret Package” in recognition of their epic gifting performance!
  • After the initial rewards, only the #1 Daily Gifter each day will receive the achievement and Secret Package
  • This gift will be updated after gifting in completed (like the Secret Package that became Elite Yeti Armor)
  • Toggle the gifter leaderboards between 2018 and Daily using the radio buttons

 

Gifting Streaks

  • Gift several times in a row to build up a streak!
  • Unlock new tier and earn new achievements at 15,30,45,70,100,150, and 200 gifts (evolving achievement)
  • Each streak tier offers an increased chance to gift the whole server, from 2% all the way up to 20% (even players in battle can get these)
  • Notifications pop up to let other players know a gifter is on a streak or if a global gift is issued
  • A new gifting animation plays once a streak is active
  • If 90 seconds pass between gifts, the streak is lost

 

Quality of Life

  • When the player count is above 60 in a room, the game forces low performance mode
  • For easier gifting use the command /buygift325varium in the chat window. Note: This command will not issue a confirmation screen!

 

Gifter Shrines

New rooms have been added to Titan's Peak to pay homage to the past gifting leaders from 2014-2017! A new room will be added for 2018's winners, whoever they are! To find these shrines, hop to the Legendary shops in Frysteland and walk to the left or the right to explore! It's a fun journey to reminisce to EpicDuel's gifting past and see some of the heavy hitters. It's been incredible to watch gifting go from being a cute add-on feature to spread holiday cheer to the major event it's become. That shouldn't really be a surprise considering EpicDuel players are the most competitive in all of AE!

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Nightwraith

November 09, 2018

Nightmare Nightwraith

Nightmare Nightwraith

So far Legendary Nightwraith stands undefeated, so we're rolling back the challenge a tiny (TINY) bit. However, for those duelists who crave pain, a new challenge has emerged: NIGHTMARE NIGHTWRAITH! Who will be the first to overcome this incredible new challenge? Will it be you? Will it be your cool cousin? Will it be your uncle who works at Nintendo? You'll need to summon all your dueling knowledge to have a shot and claim the ultimate prize!

 

Balance 

  • Blood Mage
    • Fireball: Strength scaling adjusted; Improve with every 2.8 Strength


Core Adjustments

  • Armor:
    • Overshield: +5%
    • Deflection Shield: +7%
    • Nanosteel Armor: +5%
  • Gun
    • Aim Assist: +8%
    • Laser Sights: +5%
    • Gun Mastery: +5%
  • Auxiliary
    • Aim assist: +8%
    • Laser Sights: +5%
    • Auxiliary Mastery: +5%
  • Primary
    • Mark of Azrael: +6%
    • Primary Master: +5%

 

Missions

  • A Bold Bounty
    • Sowing Discord
    • Petty Tyranny
    • Both Sides!
    • Impostor Syndrome
    • Derpy Despot
    • Surveillance State
    • Quickduel
    • Clash of Legends
    • Red Dead Nightmare
      Nightwraith Annihilator

 

Achievements

  • Nightmare Nightwraith
  • Nightwraith Annihilator

 

Bosses

  • Legendary Nightwraith Nerf
    • Reduced level on Berzerker
    • Less damage on Sidearm and Aux
  • Nightmare Nightwraith (new 2v1 boss!)

 

Weapons

  • Nightmare Kurz Elite P
  • Nightmare Kurz Elite E

 

Armor

  • ???

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Nightwraith

November 02, 2018

Nightwraith's Reign

Nightwraith's Ego

Nightwraith has a challenge for you. Think you can handle it? I assure you, it will be Legendary...

This is the first of several updates to introduce new Nightwraith and Harvest-themed missions, weapons, and gear as Delta V's Harvest celebration continues!

 

Missions

  • Returning Party Business Mission Group with new final mission “34”
  • New OneX6 Retrieval mission in case you sold the OneX6 key yet again


Balance

 

Smoke Screen: Improves with every 3.5 points of Tech; Level 6 to 10 buffed +5 per level
Bounty Hunter/Cyber Hunter: Shadow Arts - New Progression

  • Level 1 20
  • Level 2 22
  • Level 3 24
  • Level 4 26
  • Level 5 28
  • Level 6 29
  • Level 7 30
  • Level 8 31
  • Level 9 32
  • Level 10 33

 

2019 Calendar Items

 

These items are only available with purchase of the 2019 AE Calendar (Release date TBD).

  • Chrono Cluster Sword P
  • Chrono Cluster Sword E
  • Corrupted Chronomancer Armor

 

Cores

  • Unlimited versions of Boost cores available on VendBots
    • Strength Boost
    • Dexterity Boost
    • Technology Boost
    • Support Boost
  • Limited Versions of Boost cores buffed to +8


Achievements

  • Legendary Nightwraith

We've also done a major update to legacy development phase achievements (Beta, Gamma, and Delta). If you created a character during one of these phases, that character will receive the appropriate achievement if they never claimed it. This was done because the system of claiming achievements was confusing for new players, especially those who weren't familiar with English. If you have an old Beta, Gamma, or Delta character you feel like dusting off that was lost due to forgotten login information, please use the password recovery forms or contact the Artix Help Team -- they may be able to help you recover it. However, if you lost the account due to account sharing, fraudulent payments, or excessive rule-breaking, or other serious offenses, your chances are much lower.

 

Bosses

 

Legendary Nightwraith

 

Weapons

  • Elite Big 50 P (Name changed to be consistent with new Aux)
  • Elite Big 50 E
  • Wraith Cannon E (Name changed to be consistent with new Aux)
  • Wraith Cannon P

 

Misc

  • Regular war drop rate boosted to 35%

 

New Testers

 

After an exhaustive search, we've finalized our testers. We're very pleased to welcome the following new members to our testing team. Please offer a kind congratulations if you see them in game, or a least a humble bow.

 

Serkan

Tank

 F L O K I

ArMaGeDoN1000

 

Again, if you applied but were not chosen, please respect our decision and the new testers. Taking this decision poorly would definitely hurt your chances of being selected in the future. 

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Nightwraith

October 26, 2018

Ghoulish Styles Part 2

Ghoulish Styles 2

It's Halloween...almost! Check out this week's update for new ghoulish weapons, travel forms, and armor. Plus, new balance updates and bug fixes will round out this exciting update!

Balance

  • Phantasm Blast -- Deal 45% base damage to Energy, increasing by 4% each round in battle (65% max)
  • Assimilation -- Unblockable; Deals 75% damage
  • Energy Parasite -- Attacker absorbs 1.7x the amount of energy drained
  • Static Grenade -- Attacker gains 80% of drained energy
  • Reflex boost -- Support scaling buffed to 2.5

Spooky Gear!

Visit Xraal in the Biological Preserve to check out the latest in spook-tacular weaponry and travel forms!

Weapons

  • Horror Havoc P
  • Horror Havoc E
  • Horror Beastbreaker P
  • Horror Beastbreaker E​

Armors

  • Horror Husk Armor

Travel Forms

  • Mini Boo
  • Screaming Skull
  • Skeletal Graverider
  • Skeletal Graverider CC

Achievements

I know so little about sports that Teufel Hunden had to remind me that the World Series was currently underway. That's not a nerd pride thing. That's a Cleveland sports thing. You get burned enough, you stop touching the stove eventually. Anyway, pick up the new Big Show 2018 Achievement from the shop while it lasts!

 

2019 Calendar Items

EpicDuel Calendar Items

I'm happy to announce that EpicDuel will be receiving 3 in-game items for buyers of the 2019 Calendar! This will include the Corrupted Chronomancer Armor, Chrono Cluster Sword P, and Chrono Cluster Sword E!

Bug Fixes

  • Prisoner of the Nightmare now properly awards 10,000 Credits instead of 5,000. Those who completed this mission between last Friday and today will receive the difference in Credits
  • People with 100 Buddy Slots should now have the Epic Buddy achievement

Tester Search

I'm happy to say that the search for testers has concluded, and the final candidates have been contact. However, because all the candidates haven't yet been trained and signed NDAs, we're not ready to announce at this time. If you weren't contacted, it doesn't mean that you weren't a strong candidate, but you didn't make the cut this time. We'll probably use this list of candidates when we're looking for more testers, so fuming about our choices on social media probably won't boost your chance, especially if you were very close to the cutoff.  I've very excited to get our new testers trained and ready to help us address some of the biggest challenges facing EpicDuel, especially as we head into the busy holiday season!

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Nightwraith

October 19, 2018

Ghoulish Styles

Ghoulish Styles

Don't have a costume yet for Halloween? No problem! This update is introducing 9 new monstrous style sets and 2 new travel forms that are perfect to get you into the spirit of the season! This is just part 1 of a 2 part seasonal update to introduce some holiday cheer and fear into Delta V!

New Features/Changes

  • Because of exploitation, the level requirement to give fame has been increased to 10
  • Standardized hairstyle pricing:
    • Varium styles without a set (style is unique to a class and doesn’t unlock across classes) = 145 Varium
    • Varium styles with a set = 210
    • Credit styles without a set = 745
    • Credit styles with a set = 995
  • Max Buddy List size increased to 200
  • HalloWarrior achievement is going rare!

 

Achievements

  • Epic Buddy -- 100 Buddy Slots
  • Extreme Buddy -- 150 Buddy Slots
  • Legendary Buddy -- 200 Buddy Slots

 

Styles

  • Demon Skull
  • Paper Bag
  • Evil Clown
  • Mummy
  • Pumpkin Head
  • Flaming Pumpkin
  • Alien Suit
  • Alien Head
  • Alien Teeth


Vehicles/Travel Forms

Visit Xraal to check out these fun new travel forms!

  • Pumpkin Mutation 
  • Jack O Bomb Mutation (Type /boom to see some festive fireworks!)

 

Bugs/Fixes

  • Yeti Furs can now be sold  
  • Platinum stars should show on characters pages
  • Nightmare's End - Nightmare Kartherax Cell awarded on mission completion instead of drop to allow players to win Nightmare Kartherax Slayer achievement from beating Nightmare Kartherax
  • Prisoner of the Nightmare now awards 10,000 Credits to compensate for altered reward on Nightmare's End 
  • City Guard outside Valestras now correct labeled as level 3.

Gifting Update!

December is still over a month away, but it will be here before you know it! That means Gifting 2018 is also fast approaching! I've been taking a bit of time each week to make small changes to improve the experience and make this year's event as exciting and rewarding as possible! Here are a few of the changes you can look forward to this year:

  • New gift giving tiers*
  • Room limit expanded to 150 from 130*
  • Gifting price reduced to 325

*Still requires testing

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Some things were left on the cutting room floor this update, but that just mean more for next week! Join us next week for some of the wildest weapons and armors yet!

 

Tester Search

After many discussions and investigations, we've narrowed down our list of testers and we will being interviewing them next week. We received more applications than we expect so we thank you for your patience during this process!

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