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Nightwraith

July 29, 2022

Cheff's Challenge

Cheff's Challenge

Visit Cheff's Bar in Central Station to climb the leaderboard in the latest Arcade offering: Cheff's Challenge!

New Arcade: Cheff's Challenge

Visit any ArcadeBot, including Cheff's own custom bots in the Central Station bar area to play Cheff's Challenge and collect an assortment of stylish new sidearm and auxiliary weapon both futuristic and fearsome. Cheff was able to assemble quite an epic arsenal thanks to his old collections in the Legion and he's more than happy to share the wealth with you...for the price of an Arcade Token!

Gold Tier

  • Skeletal Rail P (pre-equipped with Spreadfire)
  • Skeletal Rail E (pre-equipped with Spreadfire)

Silver Tier

  • Memet's Plasma Cannon P
  • Memet's Plasma Cannon E
  • Cheff Bobblehead
  • Mega Soaker P
  • Mega Soaker E

Bronze Tier

  • Chrono Blaster P
  • Chrono Blaster E
  • Heroic Blaster P
  • Heroic Blaster E
  • Xeno Claw Blaster P
  • Xeno Claw Blaster E
  • Gilded Pan
  • Platinum Pan
  • Cheff's Pan P
  • Cheff's Pan E

As with all new Arcade Games, this will include a new tiered achievement that can be leveled up by depositing Arcade Tokens and winning prizes!

 

Nulgath's Arsenal: Missions Added

Two new missions have been added to Dage's Nulgath Arsenal mission chain. Earn big Credit rewards and two new Nulgath weapons by completing them! 

  • Nulgath's Arsenal 10
  • Nulgath's Arsenal 11
  • New Mission Weapons:
    • Fiend Dragonblade P
    • Fiend Dragonblade E

 

New Achievements

Since upcoming balance changes may make lengthy boss encounters easier, these achievements will be awarded manually to those who already defeated Legendary and Nightmare Acatriel. 

  • Legendary Acatriel Slayer
  • Nightmare Acatriel Slayer

Going forward we will have a policy of awarding special achievements for those who are able to defeat new bosses within a week (approximately from one release to another). 


Balance Changes

  • Tech Mage:
    • Battery Backup: Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
    • Nanotech: Damage reduction max increased from 10% to 15%
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Nanotech: Damage reduction max increased from 10% to 15%
  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Adrenaline: 15% to 20% reroute
    • Frenzy: Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4
  • Mercenary:
    • Static Smash: Buffed base numbers to compensate for strength reduction skills
    • NEW Static Smash: 35 40 45 50 54 58 62 66 68 70
    • OLD Static Smash: 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
  • Gun Cores:
    • Aim assist: Reduce chance for weapons to be deflected by 30%
    • Energy Shot: Reusable.
  • Armor Cores:
    • Tranquility: Reusable; 4 turn cooldown.
    • Sea Kings Spirit: Regenerate mana based on your armor defense, 3 turn cool down instead of 4 and reusable.
    • Titans Shroud: 30% damage reduction/deflection, increase block and deflection chance.
  • Aux Cores:
    • Aim Assist: Reduces for this weapons attack to be deflected by 30%
    • Stun Blast: Increase chance to stun to 6% from 3%
    • Concussive Shot: Reusable
    • Sea Kings corruption: Reduces the effects of all healing by 25% instead of 35% for 4 turns instead of 3

 

Coming Attractions

  • New Promotional Package: Very soon we will be introducing a new promotional package, the Darkeater Collectoin, absolutely packed with new gear, including bots, bikes, cores, and new gear in all categories!
  • New Tournament: Later next month we will be hosting a new tournament: Hellfire Havoc. This tournament will feature fiery infernal gear the likes you have not seen before. To allow more people to participate in and have a chance to win the top prizes, we're considering splitting the tournament into 2: a 1v1 tournament and a 2v2/Juggernaut tournament. Rather than a week, these would run over a weekend to help maximize participation and prevent battle fatigue.
  • See Ya Seasonals: Earlier this month we brough back all the seasonal items. Soon, they will be leaving again until they are re-added in later this year.

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Nightwraith

July 22, 2022

Acatriel's Arsenal

Acatriel's Arsenal

Acatriel's Arsenal

The Fate Subjugator Acatriel has unveiled his personal cache of mystical weapons forged in a realm beyond time and space.

  • Ascended Fate Subjugator Armor (click the chest to extend / retract the wings)
  • Ascended Fate Subjugator Armor CC (click the chest to extend / retract the wings)
  • Fate Subjugator Armor
  • Fate Subjugator Armor CC
  • Pandora's Dominator P
  • Pandora's Dominator E
  • Pandora's Arc of Fate P
  • Pandora's Arc of Fate E
  • Pandora's Fate Handcannon P
  • Pandora's Fate Handcannon E
  • Pandora's Fate Blaster P
  • Pandora's Fate Blaster E

 

Legendary Shop Stock

The Legendary Arsenals located in Titan's Peak have been stocked with new weapons and armors!

Available at Exquisite Legendary Arsenal

  • Dragonlord Watcher
  • Dragonlord Watcher CC

Available at Epic Legendary Arsenal

  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher CC

Available at Legendary Arsenal

  • Dragonlord Watcher Sword P
  • Dragonlord Watcher Sword E
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher Sword P
  • Corrupted Dragonlord Watcher Sword E

 

New Styles

Open the style shop to choose from 6 new styles themed after the Dragonlord Watcher sets and a pair of silly, yet stylish burrito-based helms.

 

New Mods

If you see the green names Estwing, Dewalt, and NEXTEC, know that these are official mod characters. These accounts serve as shells to allow mods to separate their mod persona from their in-game persona. If you are banned or muted in-game and would like to dispute it, you are welcome to appeal through the EpicDuel Support page. Other devs will not lift bans or mutes or personally investigate your case, so please refer to the link if you wish to have your issue resolved as quickly as possible.

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Nightwraith

July 15, 2022

Acatriel's Coming Attractions

Unfortunately, there will not be a new update this week, but next week, and in the upcoming weeks, EpicDuel will see a bounty of new content arriving from some of your favorite artists!

Also, congratulations to Machaon and Cresphontes, the first two duelists who were able to finally defeat Nightmare Acatriel!

Enjoy a preview of some of the new gear arriving on Delta V in the next few weeks!

Acatriel's Arsenal

Bido's Nightmare Seeker

Fate Subjugator Armor

Dragon Watcher Armor

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Nightwraith

July 08, 2022

Nulgath Nation Arcade

Nulgath Nation Arcade

Nulgath Nation Arcade

There's finally a new Arcade to deposit some of your hard-earned Arcade Tokens into to score a host of new Nulgath items! Don't have Arcade Tokens and not enough Varium to buy some? Remember that you can earn them for free through PvP victories and many daily missions!

  • Gold Tier
    • Reincarnated Overfiend P
    • Reincarnated Overfiend E
  • Silver Tier
    • Reincarnated Scythe P
    • Reincarnated Scythe E
    • Taro's ManSlayer CC P
    • Taro's ManSlayer CC E
  • Bronze Tier
    • Reincarnated Blade P
    • Reincarnated Blade E
    • Empyrean Blade P
    • Empyrean Blade E
    • Nation Symbiote Sword P
    • Nation Symbiote Sword E
    • Soul Devourer P
    • Soul Devourer E
    • Nulgath's Visage
    • Draconic Overfiend P
    • Draconic Overfiend E
    • Overfiend Blade Display

Each new arcade comes with a new Arcade leaderboard and an evolving achievement to boost your score and show off the fruits of your lucky spins to all your friends and foes!

 

New PvP Drops

  • Home Items
    • Classic Nulgath Statue Right
    • Classic Nulgath Statue Left
    • Nulgath Portal
    • Overfiend's Runes
    • OS Nulgath Statue Right
    • OS Nulgath Statue Left
    • Nulgath Bobblehead
  • Weapons
    • Bido's Beast Breaker P
    • Bido's Beast Breaker E
    • Bido's Beast Breaker 2 P
    • Bido's Beast Breaker 2 E

 

Bido's Birthday Bash!

Visit Bido in the Afterlife to accept his new Bido's Birthday Bash missions! These missions come with lavish rewards of Credits, weapons, and an Achievement!

  • Bido Breaker Badge
  • Bido's Beast Breaker CC P
  • Bido's Beast Breaker CC E

 

Balance Changes

  • Nightmare Acatriel: Since nobody has defeated him yet, his HP has been reduced to 25K
  • Concentration: Removed deflection damage reduction passive effect

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Nightwraith

July 01, 2022

Fate Adjudicator Acatriel

Acatriel the Fate Adjudicator

The Fate Adjudicator's Challenge

Visit the Fate Adjudicator Acatriel in his Time Fortress sanctum to challenge his incredible power in 2 new extreme boss fights!

  • Legendary Acatriel: Drops Achievement, Pandora P, Pandora E, Runic Pandora P, Runic Pandora E
  • Nightmare Acatriel: Drops Achievement, Pandora's Nightmare P, Pandora's Nightmare E, Runic Pandora P, Runic Pandora E

Will you be the first to defeat this extra-dimensional regal warrior?

 

Balance Changes

This week's update implements another round of balance changes, this time focused on Tactical Mercenaries. 

  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Adrenaline Rush: Active -> Passive. Level 1: Increase Rage Gain by 8% (Increases by 3% per level). Level Max: Increase Rage Gain by 35%. Additional effect: Flat 15 Reroute %.
    • Battery Backup: Changed to Concentration. Reduced energy gain per level of skill investment. Additional effect: For 3 turns after this skill is used, reduce block, deflection, and crit chance by 50%.
    • Frenzy: Recovers HP based on % of damage. Additional Effect: Reduces your opponent’s energy by 25% damage.
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Shadow Arts: Increases block and grenade stun chance. Boosts weapon dmg while reducing dmg taken. Max 10%.
  • Core
    • Titan's Curse: 25% debuff instead of 35% 


New Achievement

Now available in the achievement shop: Independence Day 4!

 

Seasonals for Sale

Christmas in July! For the remainder of this month (at least), we're restocking all seasonal rares: TLaPD, Halloween, Winter, Spring, Infernal, all back!

To complement this restock, we've added last year's Titan's Dread promotional package items to Titan a bit early:

  • Titan's Dread Armor
  • Titan's Dread Slayer P
  • Titan's Dread Slayer E
  • Titan's Dread Dominator
  • Titan's Dread Devourer
  • Titan's Dread Shotgun P
  • Titan's Dread Shotgun E
  • Titan's Dread Artillery P
  • Titan's Dread Artillery E
  • Titan's Dread Blaster P
  • Titan's Dread Blaster E
  • Titan's Dread Cannon P
  • Titan's Dread Cannon E
  • Titan's Shroud
  • Titan's Curse
  • Titan's Trigger
  • Titan's Barrage

 

NPC Credit Boost

Do you want to complete your collection of seasonal rares but find yourself low on Credits? We've boosted the rewards for eligible NPC battles. This includes 1v1 NPC battles, not Simulation mode battles.

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Nightwraith

June 24, 2022

Acatriel Arrives

Acatriel

The Time Fortress awaits! Explore this mysterious dimension beyond time and space to encounter the Fate Adjudicator himself: Acatriel!

 

Balance Changes

This update we're introducing some small tweaks to address more urgent balance concerns. Next week expect even more adjustments impacting more classes.

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Neural Scythe: +5 Energy cost per level.
    • Master of Arms: Boosts Sidearm and Auxiliary only with max % raised to 15 from 10.
    • Proton Cannon : Requirement changes to Strength from Technology.
  • Tech Mage
    • Assimilation: 75% damage instead of 100%
  • Cores
    • Exsanguinating Stomp: 2 turn warm up, increased defense / resistance reduction to 20%, and reduced duration to 2 turns.
    • Titan's Shroud: Increased duration to 4 turns from 3.
    • Assault Bot P/E Cleanse: Added +125 points of HP heal to incentivize use of the special ability.
    • Infernal Surge:  Added 25% rage gain, HP gain based on Defense, and 1 use limit.

 
Acatriel Arrives

Originally introduced in a limited form during Azrael's encounter, the Time Fortress is now open for deeper exploration! Venture into this mysterious realm to encounter Acatriel the Fate Adjudicator! Challenge him to receive Acatriel's Hood achievement and a chance to collect the following weapons:

  • Pandora Unchained P
  • Pandora Unchained E

More challenges await those who are able to master this formidable solo encounter!

 

Central Station Expansion

The famous train hub and common gathering place of Delta V has just received a new expansion in the form of a relaxing restaurant to hide away from the battles raging outside. Meet Cheff, the proprietor of this establishment.

Cheff of Central Station

Formerly a Legion Administrator, he laid down his arms (literally) to devote himself to the protection and nourishment of Delta V's war-weary citizens. His stock is limited now, but he should have more as soon as the supply lines open up a bit.

 

New Emotes

To allow you to more comfortably spend your leisure time in Central Station's latest hotspot, Acatriel has helped craft 4 new emotes!

  • /sit
  • /stand (use to get up from sit)
  • /squat
  • /backflip

 

New Styles

Open the Style shop to select from 6 new styles inspired by Acatriel himself!

 

Coming Soon

Next week, in addition to more long-awaited balance changes, you'll finally be able to challenge Legendary and Nightmare Acatriel!

Acatriel's Next Encounter

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Nightwraith

June 16, 2022

Nulgath's Arsenal

Nulgath's Arsenal

Nulgath's Arsenal

The Overfiend's influence has once again permeated the barrier between Delta V and his own cursed realm! Awesome artists Bido and Tomcat have crafted a bounty of new fiendish weapons and items to add to the PvP drop pool. Collect them all to receive incredible rewards in a new mission chain!

  • Weapons
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Blades P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Blades E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Axe P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Axe E
    • Overfiend Nemesis Staff P
    • Overfiend Nemesis Staff E
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer P
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer E
    • Infernal Overfiend Blades P
    • Infernal Overfiend Blades E
    • Infernal Overfiend Axe P
    • Infernal Overfiend Axe E
    • Infernal Overfiend Staff P
    • Infernal Overfiend Staff E

 

  • Home Items
    • Overfiend's Crest
    • Infernal Overfiend's Crest
    • Overfiend's Nemesis Crest
    • Overfiend Nemesis Slayer
    • Infernal Overfiend Slayer
    • Wrath of Nulgath P
    • Wrath of Nulgath E
    • Overfiend's Nemesis Head

 

Nulgath's Collection

Collect the new PvP weapon drops to complete the Nulgath's Arsenal mission chain available at Dage the Evil. Completing this chain will reward large quantities of Credits, two rare new swords (Wrath of Nulgath P and E), and the Nulgath Collector 2022 achievement!

 

Epic Pride

The new Epic Pride achievement is available in the Seasonal section of the Achievement Shop!

 

Burrito's Return

Suggestion weapons added to Nightwraith as LQ

  • Burrito Blade P
  • Burrito Blade E

 

Anti-Titan Cores

An unlockable shop has been added to allow repurchasing of anti-Nightmare Titan cores. The vendor is revealed after completing the "Godkiller "mission. This change is designed to help people who sold the Titan cores after completing the quest but need them again to complete other missions that require defeating Nightmare Titan.

  • Titan Shot
  • Titan Blast
  • Titan Guard
  • Titan Bane

 

Still in progress:

Join us next week for the grand opening of the new Central Station bar and lounge and finally challenge Acatriel to a duel to remember!

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Nightwraith

June 09, 2022

EpicDuel Nulgath Preview

Nulgath Preview

This week's update has been postponed, but that just means more content for next week!

 

Nulgath Preview

A new terror is preparing to unleash itself upon Delta V! Bido and Tomcat are crafting new armaments to honor the diabolical, demonic demigod (is he a demigod? I just wanted the alliteration) known as Nulgath! Gear of this nature doesn't often show around this corner of the Artix-verse, but members of Nulgath Nation will finally be represented with a robust selection of new weapons!

Nulgath Preview

Infernal Nulgath

*Players who haven't yet harvested the current PvP drops will have one more week to claim them before they're gone forever! Seriously this time!

 

Train Hub Hangout

Acatriel is hard at work on new screens to provide the Central Station crew a welcoming new environment to chill out. This area has a lot of potential for new features to complement the environment! That room sure is wide! Imagine EpicDuel with a widescreen tune-up! You might not have to imagine long.

Train Hub Hangout

What would you like to order from the new chef NPC?

 

Acatriel's Realm

Very soon you will also meet the powerful addition to EpicDuel's art team in his very own realm! Will you be able to defeat him in combat in a friendly or not-so-friendly duel?

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Nightwraith

June 03, 2022

Epic Homes Unlocked

New Homes Unlocked

The tournament has ended, the awards are distributed, but EpicDuel's Summer excitement is just beginning!

 

New Homes

Browse the home interface to unlock 2 new homes! 

  • Star Hunter's Den The abandoned cave of Luthiel, pulsing with cosmic energy.
  • Chrono Palace: Own a pocket dimension beyond time and space all for yourself.

 

Balance Changes

  • Cores/Bots
    • Gamma Bot/ Gamma Bot Variants: This bot has dominated since it's damage was buffed to +110% over a year ago. To be fair to players who weren't able to acquire these rare bots and to encourage the use of other bots, damage has been reduced to 108%.
    • Apocryphal Demigod's Roar: Damage increased to 100%.
    • Apocryphal Champion's Roar: Damage increased to 100%.
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Nanotech Shield: Requires 30 Support max.
    • Proton Cannon: Damage boost reduced by 10% at all levels. Requires Technology, 42 max.
  • All Hunters' Festival tournament prizes except cores will now be available to be sold. Please be careful as we don't have user-selected item locking (yet!).

 

In progress

The team is still working on some major improvements, features, and content! Here's just a taste of what's currently in progress:

  • Acatriel NPC and Time Palace quests (including bosses)
  • Pausing 2v1 Bosses
  • Custom player scaling during bosses (enable huge bosses)
  • Idle animations respective to weapon type
  • More distinct attack animations for different weapon types
  • Adaptive Armor, a new passive skill that would buff the lower of either Defense or Resistance by a %.
  • Ability to sell item drops directly from the prize screen.
  • Revamped SFX (special effects like explosions)
  • And much more!

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Nightwraith

May 27, 2022

The Hunters' Festival Ends

Hunters' Festival Ends

Today we end the latest EpicDuel Tournament, The Hunters' Festival, and honor the champions with a great bounty of prizes, including rare armors, weapons, and cores! Congratulations to all 241 players who participated and enjoy your hard-fought loot! Special thanks go out to Acatriel and Bido who helped craft such an enormous pool of amazing prizes!

Attached to these new prizes are new cores. Because we didn't want to offer overpowered cores that people who did not participate in the tournament would never be able to earn, some of these cores are only aesthetically different from existing cores.

  •  Apocryphal Demigod's Wrath: At low HP, morph into a beast and deal 110% damage with 50% lifesteal.
  • Apocryphal Demigod's Roar: Unleash a terrifying roar dealing 85% damage, lowering Rage by 50%.
  • Apocryphal Champion's Wrath: At low health, mutate into a beast and deal 110% damage with 50% lifesteal.
  • Apocryphal Champion's Roar: Unleash a terrifying roar dealing 85% damage, lowering Rage by 50%.
  • Hunters' Retribution: Apply a curse, use auxiliary to detonate, adding 10% damage per turn the target was hit.
  • Hunters' Eradication: Remove target's armor (1 turn), sidearm (2 turns), and auxiliary (3 turns).
  • Hunters' Evocation: Summon void tentacles to snare prey, immobilizing them.
  • Hunters' Judgement: Final judgement, dealing primary damage plus 12% of target's max Health (Max 500).
  • Apocryphal Demigod Rift: Open a bloody rift, dealing Sidearm dmg plus 10% of target's max Health (Max 400).
  • Apocryphal Champion Rift Open a bloody rift, dealing Sidearm dmg plus 10% of target's max Health (Max 400).

This tournament was also a significant learning experience. There are aspects of tournaments that will likely change in the future. For one, a more focused tournament, limited to a single battle mode over a shorter duration would be easier to moderate and result in less player fatigue. Another feature we have been considering to increase the excitement of tournaments in the future is a Spectator mode. Still in the planning phases, allowing players to watch any active battle would provide lots of entertainment for players who don't have time to grind winds for most of the day but still wish to cheer on their friends! There is still a wealth of possibilities on the horizon to make tournaments an amazingly rewarding experience for all!

 

New Hairstyles:

In addition to a wealth of new combat items, this update introduces 8 new Hunter-inspired styles available now from the style-change shop!

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Nightwraith

May 18, 2022

May Madness Update

Spider's Lab

In anticipation of the upcoming Tournament, we're pleased to release a bounty of new features and improvements to EpicDuel! 

New Features

  • New Battle option "Brace" to skip a turn for a small buff to block, deflection, and damage reduction.
  • Save username and password on login.
  • Daily login reward.
    • Receive a gift in your mail each day you login.
    • Gift is selected randomly among Arcade Tokens, home items, and various Credit amounts.
  • Track influence from battle during war cooldown with new achievement.
  • Track daily missions completed with new achievement.
  • View NPC stats in battle.
    • Since NPC's don't abide by normal class skill trees, the configuration on their skills page might be odd.
  • Pause NPC battles.
    • This is not currently enabled in 2v1 bosses, but functionality is in progress for a future update.
  • Increased level gap in Simulation mode to ease difficulty for struggling players.
  • Missions can reward XP.
  • Missions can support multiple reward types for the same mission.
  • Bank view shows an item's equipped cores.
  • Shop search can search a weapon's equipped core names.
  • Stacking cores.
    • Cores that are replaced will have resale value set to 0.
    • Duplicate cores purchased with Varium or Credits will form different stacks based on currency used to purchase.
    • To implement this change, currently held cores will have their resale values set to 0. 
  • New and improved animations.

 

New Achievements

  • Daily Mission Achiever Tier 1 - 11: Awarded for completing individual daily missions. Not dependent on completing whole mission chains.
  • Grunt - Eternal Legend: Earn influence from battles during war cooldown. Amount is slightly randomized and adjusted based on battle type.
  • Friday The 13th 2022: Purchase from the Seasonal achievement shop.

 

Balance Changes

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Adaptive Armor replaced with Nanotech Shield (passive)
  • Cores
    • Frost Shards: 120 Energy
    • Infernal Fortitude (Primary): 100 Energy
    • Infernal Surge: +35% support instead of 35 points.
    • Draconic Frost King's Will: +40% support instead of 40 points

 

Mission Changes

  • Bouncer for Hire - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP
  • Bloodbath - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP
  • Fishy Tactics - Reward 2000 Credits
  • Pirate Problems - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP
  • Bad Dreams - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP
  • Drone Touch-up - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP
  • Combat Practice - Arcade Token swapped for 150 XP

 

Bug Fixes

  • Mission completion bug for missions requiring more than 1 item
  • Fixed ping showing double than the intended MS value
  • Fixed finder module sorting

 

Hunters' Festival Reminder

In a few days the new Hunters' Festival Tournament will begin! If you haven't already, stop by Slayer to grab a ticket and prepare for battle!

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Nightwraith

May 13, 2022

Spider's Lab: Spring Edition

Spider's Lab

Team EpicDuel has been hard at work creating content for the new Hunters' Festival Tournament, crafting custom prizes for the last of the Gifting winners, and developing brand new features and improvements to refresh EpicDuel just in time for Summer. Spider worked his magic on a raft of frequently-requested features to vastly improve the EpicDuel experience. Since some of these features are a bit complex, we're allowing a bit of additional time to make sure they're rock-solid. These features should arrive in an update early next week after necessary review and polish. 

 

New Features Coming Soon:

  • New Battle option "Brace" to skip a turn for a small buff to block, deflection, and damage reduction.
  • Save username and password on login.
  • Track influence from battle during war cooldown with new achievement.
  • Track daily missions completed with new achievement.
  • View NPC stats in battle.
  • Pause NPC battles.
  • Increased level gap in Simulation mode to ease difficulty for struggling players.
  • Missions can reward XP.
  • Missions can support multiple reward types for the same mission.
  • Bank view shows an item's equipped cores.
  • Shop search can search a weapon's equipped core names.
  • Stacking cores.
  • New and improved animations.
  • More!

 

Hunters' Festival Reminder

Next Friday the new Hunters' Festival Tournament will begin! If you haven't already, stop by Slayer to grab a ticket and prepare for battle!

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Nightwraith

May 06, 2022

The Hunters' Festival

Hunters' Festival

The Hunters' Festival

A new tournament is nearly upon us! Visit the Slayer in the Barrens to purchase a Hunters' Festival Ticket to guarantee participation in Delta V's latest test of might and endurance! This is the biggest prize pool yet (crafted with care by Acatriel and Bido) so even buying a ticket and not winning a single duel will earn you a wealth of exclusive tournament weapons and armors!

This tournament will officially start Friday May 20th and last until Friday May 27th!

 

Platinum Tier

Platinum Tier

  •  Armors
    • Apocryphal Regal Demigod A 
    • Apocryphal Regal Demigod A CC 
    • Apocryphal Regal Demigod B 
    • Apocryphal Regal Demigod B CC 
    • Apocryphal Demigod A 
    • Apocryphal Demigod A CC 
    • Apocryphal Demigod B 
    • Apocryphal Demigod B CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion A 
    • Apocryphal Champion A CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion B 
    • Apocryphal Champion B CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion C 
    • Apocryphal Champion C CC 
  • Vehicle/Travel Form
    • Apocryphal Demigod
    • Apocryphal Champion 
    • Apocryphal Beast 
    • Blood Demigod Bike 
    • Blood Demigod Bike CC 
  • Mutating Weapon
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Dominator P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Dominator E 
  • Sword
    • Blood Demigod Claymore P 
    • Blood Demigod Claymore E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Cleaver P
    • Apocryphal Cleaver E
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana E 
  • Auxiliary
    • Apocryphal Obliterator P 
    • Apocryphal Obliterator E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Bow P
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Bow E
  • Sidearm
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun P
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun E 

Gold Tier

Gold Tier

  • Armors
    • Apocryphal Demigod A 
    • Apocryphal Demigod A CC 
    • Apocryphal Demigod B 
    • Apocryphal Demigod B CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion A 
    • Apocryphal Champion A CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion B 
    • Apocryphal Champion B CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion C 
    • Apocryphal Champion C CC 
  • Vehicle/Travel Form
    • Apocryphal Demigod
    • Apocryphal Champion 
    • Apocryphal Beast 
    • Blood Demigod Bike 
  • Mutating Weapon
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer E 
  • Sword
    • Blood Demigod Claymore P 
    • Blood Demigod Claymore E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Cleaver P
    • Apocryphal Cleaver E
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana E 
  • Auxiliary
    • Apocryphal Obliterator P 
    • Apocryphal Obliterator E 
  • Sidearm
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun E

Silver Tier

Silver Tier

  • Armors
    • Apocryphal Champion A 
    • Apocryphal Champion A CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion B 
    • Apocryphal Champion B CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion C 
    • Apocryphal Champion C CC 
  • Vehicle/Travel Form
    • Apocryphal Beast 
    • Blood Demigod Bike 
  • Mutating Weapon
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Destroyer E 
  • Sword
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Cleaver P
    • Apocryphal Cleaver E
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana E 
  • Auxiliary
    • Apocryphal Obliterator P 
    • Apocryphal Obliterator E 
  • Sidearm
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun E 

Bronze Tier

Bronze Tier

  • Armors
    • Apocryphal Champion A 
    • Apocryphal Champion A CC 
    • Apocryphal Champion B 
    • Apocryphal Champion B CC 
  • Vehicle/Travel Form
    • Apocryphal Beast 
    • Blood Demigod Bike 
  • Sword
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Cleaver P
    • Apocryphal Cleaver E
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana E 
  • Auxiliary
    • Apocryphal Obliterator P 
    • Apocryphal Obliterator E 
  • Sidearm
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Striker E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun E 

Participation Tier

Participation Tier (Purchased a Hunters' Festival Ticket)

  • Armors
    • Apocryphal Champion A 
    • Apocryphal Champion A CC 
  • Vehicle/Travel Form
    • Blood Demigod Bike 
  • Sword
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Cleaver P
    • Apocryphal Cleaver E
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Sword E 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Slayer E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Katana E 
  • Sidearm
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun P 
    • Apocryphal Demigod Handgun E 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun P 
    • Apocryphal Eradicator Gun E 

There are so many items in all these tiers that we won't be able to use the automated system for tournament rewards. At the conclusion of the tournament, please allow some time to update all the winning and participating accounts.

It should go without saying but I'll reiterate that this tournament will be moderated and any players suspect of breaking the rules by botting or exploiting the 2v2 link feature to earn quick wins will be investigated and have their score reset to 0 if they are found to have violated the rules. Play safe, play fair, and duel on. 

 

Balance Changes

Some of last weeks balance changed greatly overtuned Tech Mages. The following changes have been scaled back to their pre-update levels.

  • Tech Mage
    • NanoTech Shield: 10% damage reduction max
    • Battery Backup: 5 turn cool down
    • Plasma Bolt: 15% defenses ignored!

 

Other Changes

  • Over the next few weeks we'll be upgrading many of EpicDuel's oldest and most common animations to a new standard of dynamism and brutality. Some of these haven't been changed in over 10 years and Acatriel was up to the task of revamping then for a new generation of EpicDuelists.
  • New Seasonal Achievement:
    • Blessed Festival -- for sale in Achievement shop

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April 29, 2022

Cyber Hunter Surge

Cyber Hunter update

This week's update begins the surge of the Cyber Hunter! Login now to try out this revamped class with 4 new skills and many other skill adjustments! 


Balance

EpicDuel's classes are receiving an update this week, with a particular focus on Cyber Hunters. This class has struggled for ages to find a niche and this update equips it with a new array of offensive and defensive options. If you want to try out this class but don't have the Credits or Varium, coupons for free class changes are available from PvP drops and at a higher % Simulation mode drops.

  • Cyber Hunter
    • Defense Matrix: Replaced with Adaptive Armor. Increases Defense and Resistance by a %.
    • Proton Cannon: Changed behavior to be more like Massacre; increase damage by % per level; 25% lifesteal.
    • Static Charge: Strike damage increased from 85% to 100%.
    • Pulse Punch: Removed random cooldown effect; wrist blade requirement; lifesteal a flat 25%.
    • EMP Grenade: Replaced with Memory Leak. Skill values are the same as its most recent revision, without the 70% of initial hit to user’s energy.
    • Kernel Panic: Replace with Lock On. Effect: Strike and increase the defense ignored by the user’s attacks for 3 turns (non-inclusive); defense ignore values: 10%, 12%, 14%, 16%, 18%, 20%, 22%, 23%, 24%, 25%; energy cost: 100 energy, +20 per level; stat required: 21 dexterity, +2 per level; no warmup, 1 turn cooldown.
    • Plasma Armor: Replaced with Counterattack. Reflects % of damage from incoming attacks for 3 turns; reflected damage values: 24% + 2% per level (max 50%); energy cost: 90 energy, +15 per level; no warmup, 3 turn cooldown.
    • Gene Augment: Replaced by Master of Arms. Passively increases the damage of the equipped sidearm, primary, and auxiliary by a percentage; % damage increase: 1%, +1% per level (10% max) 
  • Tactical Mercenary
    • Crippling Strike: Max level reduced to 15% of the opponents defense; improves with ever 4 points of Strength.
    • Field Commander: Increases Support instead of Strength.
    • Battery Backup: 4 turn cooldown. 
  • Tech Mage
    • NanoTech Shield: 15% damage reduction max.
    • Battery Backup: 4 turn cool down.
    • Plasma Bolt: 20% defenses ignored.
    • Assimilation: Increased damage from 70% to 100%; scales with Dexterity.
  • Mercenary
    • Intimidate: Improves with every 3 Support, duration increased to 4 turns.
    • Surgical strike: Same scaling as Annihilation; improves with everyy .3 points of Technology; improves for every .4 levels over 20 and weakens for ever .4 levels below 20.
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Smoke screen: Added effect of reducing heal effects by 15%.
    • Shadow Arts: Increased minimum to 4% and max to 15%.
  • Blood Mage
    • Fireball: Improves with Support instead of Dexterity.
    • Fire Rain: Improves with Dexterity instead of Support.
    • Terrify: Removed stun chance.

 

UI Adjustments

  • Home Interface
    • Increased item limit to 35 per room.
    • Reduced scaling on items in inventory to address overlap on huge items.
  • Character Creator/Customizer
    • Moved color picker buttons further right to prevent character overlap

 

Bug Fixes/Changes

  • Primary Master, Gun Mastery, Auxiliary Mastery Cores, Yeti Charge Cores were outputting inflated damaged values beyond the 10% buffs. 

 

Security Checkup

If you're experiencing difficulty logging into your EpicDuel accounts, this may be due to a recent security change that will require you to review their user information and update your old passwords with new ones.

If after attempting to login, you received a message about your account being locked or secured, you will need to login into your account via the Battleon Portal.  After successfully logging in via the website and updating your password you should then be able to login to your EpicDuel account through the Launcher normally.

For more help and information regarding login issues, please visit this Support Page.  

Even if you are not currently experiencing any login issues at all, you should still take this as an opportunity to review your account information, make sure you still have access to the email associated with the account, and choose new, strong passwords. It's generally good practice to do this every 6-12 months to keep your accounts and the epic characters they contain safe and secure.

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Nightwraith

April 27, 2022

EpicDuel Security Checkup

Cyber Update

If you recently started experiencing difficulty logging into your EpicDuel accounts, this may be due to a recent security change that will require you to review their user information and update your old passwords with new ones.

If after attempting to login, you received a message about your account being locked or secured, you will need to login into your account via the Battleon Portal.  After successfully logging in via the website and updating your password you should then be able to login to your EpicDuel account through the Launcher normally.

For more help and information regarding login issues, please visit this Support Page. 

 

Security Checkup

Even if you are not currently experiencing any login issues at all, you should still take this as an opportunity to review your account information, make sure you still have access to the email associated with the account, and choose new, strong passwords. It's generally good practice to do this every 6-12 months to keep your accounts and the epic characters they contain safe and secure.

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