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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!

Tags: 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!



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!

Tags: 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!


.Romanian Hunter.


.Seaf Max.



Alien fundador



Romanian King

The WhiteBeard






Majesty Luna




I God of Death I



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!

Tags: 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



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!

Tags: 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!



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



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!

Tags: Nightwraith


October 11, 2019

2019 Ghoulzookas!

2019 Ghoulzookas!

The Harvest continues on Delta V with the highly anticipated 2019 Ghoulzookas! Visit Snork to get these awesome auxiliaries preloaded with the (unlocked) Soul Siphon core!



Visit Snork in the Minetower basement for 2 new 2019 edition weapons. These weapons will become new permanent rares when the rest of the Harvest rares leave!

  • Ghoul Cannon 2019
    • Soul Siphon (unlocked): Reduce and absorb enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.below 20
  • Spectral Blaster 2019
    • Soul Siphon (unlocked): Reduce and absorb enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.below 20

You may be wondering, "Why only 2 weapons?" Well, I decided to put some extra time and effort into these two weapons to really make them stand out amidst dozens of other seasonal rares that typically pour through Delta V's merchants. There's still much, much more to come including new styles, arcade games, armor, and more before the Harvest ends! 



As mentioned, there are still differentiated skills planned, but were not quire ready to be implemented this week, so only a small adjustment was made to the previously introduced Fire Rain.

  • Blood Mage
    • Fire Rain: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity; Improves with ever .25 levels above 20; Weaken for ever 1 level below 20


Heroic Housing 2019

Remember, EpicDuel's Heroic Housing 2019 contest is still underway with plenty of time to enter! 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!

Tags: Nightwraith


October 04, 2019

Harrowing Harvest

Harrowing Harvest

Let the harvest begin! Bido has unveiled his latest haunting seasonal rares in the Afterlife, and the shops of Snork and Xraal are once again stocked with returning harvest gear!



This update features some much-needed balance adjustments, including a replacement for the little-used Blood Mage Plasma Rain. We're eager to replace several other duplicate skills in the near future!

  • Tech Mage
    • Overload: Improves with every .32 Dexterity instead of .36
  • Blood Mage
    • Overload: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity
    • Plasma Rain: Changed to Fire Rain. Deals Physical damage with 10 Defense ignore
  • Mercenary
    • Surgical Strike: Improves with every .33 Tech instead of .35
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Venom Strike: Requires Technology instead of Dexterity
  • Lifeline: To combat heal looping it now heals for 250 HP instead of 300
  • Spirit Meld: Cannot be used when Energy is full
  • War Balance: War drop multiplier increased slightly for 2v2


Bido's Harvest

Epic artists Bido has outdone himself and created some hauntingly beautiful weapons of war for our harvest season! Visit Bido in the Afterlife to check out his spooky new stock!

Harrowing Harvest Slayer P
Harrowing Harvest Slayer E
Harrowing Harvest Claws P
Harrowing Harvest Claws E
Harrowing Harvest Axe P
Harrowing Harvest Axe E
Harrowing Harvest Staff P
Harrowing Harvest Staff E
Harrowing Harvest Bow P
Harrowing Harvest Bow E

Also, all returning Halloween rares should be available at Snork and Xraal!


Heroic Housing 2019

Remember, today is the first day to submit entries to EpicDuel's Heroic Housing 2019 contest! 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!

Tags: Nightwraith


October 02, 2019

Heroic Housing Contest 2019

Heroic Housing 2019

Greetings, EpicDuelists! It's been ages since our last EpicDuel contest (about a year) and with the holiday season barreling towards us at an alarming speed, it's the perfect time for a new contest! Show off your creativity and get festive (for the potential to win big prizes!) with our 2019 Heroic Housing Contest!

Contest Time Frame

The contest will run from Friday, October 4th to Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. The winners will be announced via Twitter and Design Notes posts after judging concludes.

How to Enter

All you have to do is submit one screenshot of the best looking room of your best house to us at the AE_Contests Twitter account. If you have multiple rooms in your house, please choose the best one to submit. The theme is "Holiday Harvest" which can represent the spirit of Holidays from Halloween to Christmas! Please use #EpicDuelContest2019 when Tweeting us! Don't forget your character name!

Prize Details

Winners will get 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!

Contest Rules

To make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry!

  • Your entry must be YOUR own in game EpicDuel house and not someone else’s (We will check).
  • If you don't play EpicDuel regularly, don't worry! All players can claim one free home and there are many low-cost home items available to get started decorating!
  • Create the best looking house you can while keeping to the "Holiday Harvest" theme! We'll consider your creativity, attention to detail, coordination, adherence to the theme, and the overall quality of entry.
  • Please limit your entry to one screenshot of room of your home! We appreciate the thought of coordinating your entire house but we want to have mercy on our judges! If you have multiple fabulous rooms in your house, choose the best and submit that as your entry.
  • Include your EpicDuel character name with the entry!
  • The screenshot of your entry should be of the Highest Quality, and as large as possible.  The more clear the picture, the better it will look.
  • Don't edit or change your entry after the fact. You have nearly a month so take your time and create a truly epic entry!
  • Post to the AE_Contests Twitter account using the #EpicDuelContest2019 . Uploading your photo to your Facebook and sending us a link does not allow us to see the photos. If you upload your photo to your locked image-sharing account, we cannot see it.
  • One entry per person!
  • Have fun!


Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only enter once per person!
We reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your entries!

Tags: Nightwraith


September 21, 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019

The radioactive seas of Delta V boil and churn with an eerie glow, but that doesn't stop shipments of new weapon from arriving to be sold by the crafty shark hunter Ishmael!


Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019

Visit Ishmael, the irradiated shark hunter in the West Naval Yard to peruse his stock of over 50 new weapons!

  • Swords
    • Yokai Soul Katana P
    • Yokai Soul Katana E
    • 13th Pirate Cutlass P
    • 13th Pirate Cutlass E
    • 13th Pirate Sword P
    • 13th Pirate Sword E
    • 13th Pirate Rapier P
    • 13th Pirate Rapier E
    • Cursed Spirit Seeker P
    • Cursed Spirit Seeker E
    • Galactic Pirate Rapier P
    • Galactic Pirate Rapier E
    • Galactic Pirate Cutlass P
    • Galactic Pirate Cutlass E
    • Solar Pirate Cutlass P
    • Solar Pirate Cutlass E
    • Solar Pirate Rapier P
    • Solar Pirate Rapier E
    • Pirate King Sword P
    • Pirate King Sword E
    • Pirate King Slasher P
    • Pirate King Slasher E
    • Pyroclastic Cutlass
    • Abyssal Flame Cutlass
    • Underworld Pirate Cutlass P
    • Underworld Pirate Cutlass E
    • Underworld Pirate Sword P
    • Underworld Pirate Sword E
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutlass P
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutlass E
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutter P
    • 13th Naval Commander Cutter E
    • 13th Naval Commander Knife P
    • 13th Naval Commander Knife E
  • Wrist Blades
    • 13th Naval Blades P
    • 13th Naval Blades E
    • Underwold Pirate Daggers P
    • Underwold Pirate Daggers E
  • Clubs
    • 13th Naval Commander Axe P
    • 13th Naval Commander Axe E
    • Underwold Pirate Axe P
    • Underwold Pirate Axe E
  • Staffs
    • 13th Naval Commander Staff P
    • 13th Naval Commander Staff E
    • Underwold Pirate Staff P
    • Underwold Pirate Staff E
  • Guns
    • Pyroclastic Pistol
    • Abyssal Flame Pistol
    • Underworld Pirate Pistol P
    • Underworld Pirate Pistol E
  • Auxiliaries
    • 13th Naval Commander Rifle P
    • 13th Naval Commander Rifle E
    • Pyroclastic Cannon
    • Abyssal Flame Cannon

Balalance / Fixes

  • Spirit Meld: Defense / Resistance reduction changed from -15% to -10%
  • Curse of Kartherax: Fixed bug in which the active Primary cores on the target would still be active

Tags: Nightwraith


September 18, 2019

TLaPD Bug Fixes and Changes


After evaluating some bug reports and feedback from the recent Omega Pirate release, we've updated EpicDuel with a few fixes and changes:

  • Omega Pirate Captain - This armor is now separated into Caped Omega Pirate Captain and Omega Pirate Captain Armor. Both version come with the packages going forward. Anyone who bought prior to this update were awarded the cape-less variant manually.
  • Captain's Charge - Can now be used at 45% HP. This core is also unlocked so it can be replace if you wish
  • Corrosive Shot - This skill was critting too much. Turns out it was set to 25% crit chance by mistake. This was corrected.
  • Tentacle Prison - Fixed a bug that was freezing the game for people attempting to use it while they were rooted
  • Due to the change in Captains Charge, the following active skills now enable at 45% HP rather than 25%
    • Wolf's Fury
    • Yeti Fury
    • Hawk Guardian P/E
    • Lifeline
  • Critical Heal still enables at 25% because a passive with a huge heal boost activated at 45% could create more balance issues
  • Buccaneer Cannon P should load correctly now
  • Legendary Charfade and Nightmare Charfade's achievements should now load correctly

Tags: Nightwraith


September 13, 2019

Omega Pirate Captain Promo


It's finally time to say goodbye to the Infernal Gladiator items and offer a big hearty "YAAAAR!" to the new Pirate-themed gear, arriving just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day! Be sure to take a look at the other seasonal pirate items available throughout the West Naval Yard while they last!


Omega Pirate Captain Promo

Power up with with a hearty bounty of 12 items courtesy of the artistry of Deuce! This package also includes a revamped armor designed way back by guest artist Vorzy and revamped for 2019 with a new active core and new accents!


Package Contents

  • Caped Omega Pirate Captain
  • Omega Pirate Captain Armor
    • Captain's Charge - With 45% HP, attack with an uppercut to reduce Strength and Support by 40 and decrease Defense/Resistance 40% for 3 turns. Due to popular demand the core is now unlocked so it can be replace with a core that more suits your build.
  • Buccaneer Battlegear P
  • Buccaneer Battlegear E
  • Buccaneer Claymore P
  • Buccaneer Claymore E
  • Buccaneer Cutlass P
  • Buccaneer Cutlass E
    • Tentacle Prison - Summon tentacles to trap target and disable melee attacks for 2 turns.*This core can sometimes freeze NPCs when used on them. They recover after their timer runs out, but it can be a way to get 2 free rounds of damage on a boss.
  • Buccaneer Shotgun P
  • Buccaneer Shotgun E
    • Corrosive Shot - 15% defense ignore, reduces Defense/Resistance 15% for 3 turns.
  • Buccaneer Cannon P
  • Buccaneer Cannon E
    • Molten Shrapnel - Embed super-heated shrapnel into target. Strike target to detonate, adding 8% damage per turn the target was hit (max 3 turns)


Friday the 13th

Caden is stocked with his seasonal Friday the 13th gear. It won't be around long this time, so get it while you can! Rumor has it that he's also conjuring new weapons to bolster his stock which should arrive in next week's update! Remember to pick up the Friday the 13th Achievement if you didn't already get it!

Also, Dage's seasonal birthday items which were restocked in honor of his wedding will be leaving next Saturday!



  • Hatchling Rush: 100% damage instead of 85%
  • Smoke Screen:  Adjusted increase per level to be smoother. Level 1-4 (+3), Level 5-7 (+2), Level 8-10 (+1)

Tags: Nightwraith


September 06, 2019

Dage's Deals

Dage Restock!

Surprise Update Alert! In celebration of Dage and Faith's recent union, we've restocked Dage's awesome inventory of items (along with a handsome new armor and new styles). Plus, as an added challenge, Legendary Dage the Evil has been temporarily replaced with Nightmare Dage the Evil (the button is the same). This NPC will drop a new achievement along with a rare new armor!

You'll have to sort your strategies for tackling this new tyrant fast, because he'll only be in game two weeks -- along with all Dage's sensational seasonal gear!


Titan Slayers

So far only 7 players have completed the arduous Titan's Tyranny mission chain! Congratulations your persistence, skill, strategy in completing possibly the greatest PvE challenge EpicDuel has ever offered.

  • Machaon
  • No. Six
  • CactusChan
  • Edelgard
  • .S A G A R.
  • Jestericious
  • Emolicious

5 others have bested Nightmare Titan in combat but have not yet completed the missions. You've proven yourselves to be formidable warriors and good allies by helping your fellow duelists bring down the tyrant. Can you cross that final threshold to claim the last elusive mission achievement for yourself?

  • Yamira
  • ..SaTan..
  • .Valencia.
  • Spank Me
  • KeSs LoVe

If you're still struggling with this epic challenge, these players are your best resources for strategies to claim victory end the Nightmare!


Next Week!

Talk Like a Pirate Day weapons and armors have been available in EpicDuel for a bit, but the real treasure has yet to come! Deuce is hard at work on the latest and greatest gear that's poised to finally replace the Infernal Gladiator Gear! 

New Naval Weapons

Tags: Nightwraith


August 31, 2019

Titan's Tyranny

Titan's Tyranny

EpicDuel's latest release is now LIVE! Check out the new 3-part sage, Titan's Tyranny, with new weapons, cores, bosses, achievements and more!


Titan's Tyranny

New supernatural discharges of energy are erupting all over Fortune City. Visit Talia to start a new three-part mission chain that will test your skills of observation as well as battle as you scour Delta V to unravel this mystery to confront the source of this dangerous new anomaly. Only the toughest, most clever Epic Duelists can hope to reach the end of this chain and put an end to this new Nightmare before it covers Delta V in eternal darkness!


Tyrant Titan Gear

Titan's birthday rares are already available, but he'll soon be stocked with a new batch of weapons guaranteed to complement your collection.

  • Tyrant Titan Sword P
  • Tyrant Titan Sword E
  • Tyrant Titan Blades P
  • Tyrant Titan Blades E
  • Tyrant Titan Mace P
  • Tyrant Titan Mace E
  • Tyrant Titan Staff P
  • Tyrant Titan Staff E


New Achievements

A new boss and new missions mean three new achievements to chase the highest tiers of stars!



  • Infernal fury: 0 energy.
  • Intimidate (Blood Mage Only): 3 turns instead of 4.
    • Eliminate decrease Rage for both Mercenary and Blood Mage
  • Static Grenade: Improve with every 1.1 Support instead of 1.5
  • Smoke Screen: Improves with every 4.6 Technology instead of 4


Unluckiest TLaPD

After completing this latest Nightmare Titan challenge, expect new and returning Pirate-themed gear in addition to the rare Friday the 13th gear and achievement! If you haven't picked up the Kartherax or the Dark Omen Battlegear, you'll soon have an opportunity to add to your collection!

Tags: Nightwraith


August 22, 2019

Nightmare Titan Preview

Nightmare Titan

Greetings and good evening! This is a status report of the latest progress on the upcoming update. Due to a personal emergency beyond my control, the update will need to be delayed until next week. I attempted to cut the intended update to accomodate a smaller mid-week update, but it wasn't possible with the sudden upset in my schedule. This upcoming update is heavy with missions which require the most time to write, implement, and test. I hate to delay again, but a partial update wouldn't be feasible due to the unexpected disruption.


Nightmare Titan

Up to this point, you've had a chance to fight many Nightmare variants of challenging EpicDuel boss NPCs, but you've not yet challenged anyone or anything on the level of Nightmare Titan. This twisted version of Titan will be available to challenge after completing a new mission chain to explore the nature of these Nightmare bosses and earn incredible rewards.


Tyrant Titan

Titan's birthday rares are already available, but he'll soon be stocked with a new batch of weapons guaranteed to complement your collection.


New Achievements

A new boss and new missions mean new achievements to chase the highest tiers of stars!


Unluckiest TLaPD

After completing this latest Nightmare Titan challenge, expect new and returning Pirate-themed gear in addition to the rare Friday the 13th gear and achievement! If you haven't picked up the Kartherax or the Dark Omen Battlegear, you'll soon have an opportunity to add to your collection!


Sorry again for this unexpected delay. I know this is disappointing news, but I'll do my best to make the extra wait worth it!

Tags: Nightwraith


August 09, 2019

Infernal Slayer 2

New Infernal Slayer

Featuring new, powerful weapons, styles, balance tweaks, and boosted PvP rewards, EpicDuel's latest release is now live!


Infernal Slayer 2.0

Many years ago we introduced an amazing, rare item to precede the Infernal War. This weapon, the Infernal Slayer, was a limited rare that was never offered again. There are only 630 in circulation out of the players in EpicDuel's history. Keep in mind, this was sold during EpicDuel's peak population  so its stock ran out in a matter of days. A new, updated Infernal Slayer 2 is now available at  Kraggor in the Mines. This sword comes in Physical and Energy variants, is a limited item, and comes with an Achievement for purchasing either.

  • Infernal Slayer 2 P
  • Infernal Slayer 2 E

The weapon is equipped with 2 unlocked core slots with Massive Strike and Infernal Fury. Much like the original Infernal Slayer released all those years ago, after the quantity is depleted, it will never be restocked again.


PvP Reward Boost

To incentivize PvP battles, we've boosted credit and XP rewards for 1v1 and 2v2 automatch battles. All PvP battles have multipliers that govern reward amounts, and the new multipliers are:

  • 1v1 = 2
  • 2v2 = 3
  • Juggernaut = 1

NPC battles should be unaffected. Juggernaut rewards were reduced due to the speed of most Juggernaut battles. 2v2 received the largest boost to compensate for the increased time involved in completing 2v2 battles.



This week we're introducing several new major balance changes to Mages and Mercenaries. Also, some changes were made to the battle formulas to mitigate block and deflect, reducing the role of chance in the outcome of battle.

  • Tech Mage and Blood Mage
    • Deadly Aim: New % increase goes from 10% to 25%
  • Blood Mage
    • Fireball: Removed passive defense reduction since this was added to compensate for the removal of Deadly Aim. Since Deadly Aim returned, this passive effect is not longer needed
  • Tactical Mercenary and Mercenary
    • Double Strike : Weapon requirement removed
  • Cores:
    • Lifeline and Critical Heal are no longer limited by season. Should be available to buy permanently
    • Assault Thorns/Jack-O-Fire : 120% instead of 115%.
  • Bots:
    • Pirate Bot P and E: Reduced stun and crit % to 20 from 25
  • Battle Forumulas:
    • Block Max reduced to 35% from 40%
    • Block Dex Rate increased to 5 from 4 (takes more Dex to increase block rate advantage)
    • Defection Chance Max reduced to 25% from 35%



Using Pyro Fly's Infernal Swarm no longer breaks  Legendary and regular Dragonoid Brain

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