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  • Patch Notes - 8.15.18

    An update just hit! Primarily includes the upcoming weekly content releases for Packs, Quest and PVP events (See weekly event schedule), but also includes the following:
    • Immunities have been altered to increase the value of resistance associated with them in a temporary measure to overcome the negative auras prevalent in the game.
    • We've added in-game messaging regarding the recent fix to the Proving Grounds leaderboard. As a reminder, be sure to perform a battle there in order to restore your ranking, if you have not yet done so.
    • Mythic Prestige Wisps have been added to the game! These unique wisps are usable to provide boosts to all four colored factions. Look for special opportunities to receive these wisps in upcoming packs and events!
      • Known issues: There is an issue involving the small faction circle on the hero card, which requires a client update to correct. It doesn't affect the functionality, and will be corrected in the upcoming client release.
      • Additionally, it's not currently displaying in the roster Wisp filter, which we'll fix as soon as possible.
    • Daily Quest Updates - We've updated Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Daily events to the new energy cost and drop rate structure, and have updated the drops available:
      • Added Insane and Ludicrous modes
      • Added "all gear" functionality to gear drops
      • Tuesday: Blue Faction - 3* Inquisitor Ameridan, 2* Warden Commander Clarel, 2* Spirit of Shartan, 1* Knight-Enchanter Helaine, 1* Hissera
      • Wednesday: Black Faction - 3* The Dark Theurge, 2* Xebenkeck, 2* Avernus, 1* Gibbering Horror, 1* Blighted Zevran
      • Thursday: White Faction - 3* Lady Seeker Cassandra, 2* Carver Hawke, 2* Mother Giselle, 1* Shianni, 1* Divine Guard
    • Pack Refresh - The Commander, Knight, Soldier, and Recruit packs have been updated!
      • Removed from Commander Pack
        • Gereon Alexius L3
        • Gurd Harofsen L2
        • Thane Svarah Sun-Hair L1
        • The Lost L1
        • The Seeker L1
        • Krem L2
      • Added to Commander Pack
        • Necromancer Dorian L3
        • Hakkon Wintersbreath LG3
        • Advisor Leliana L3
        • Ariqun L3
        • Archdemon Urthemiel LG3
        • Abyssal High Dragon LG3
        • Deepstalker Matriarch L1
        • Dworkin Glavonak L1
        • Noble King Cailan L1
        • Lily L1
      • Removed from Knight Pack
        • Sophia Dryden L1
        • Phoenix LG1
        • Spirit of Hope L1
        • Felix Alexius L2
      • Added to Knight Pack
        • The Last Inquisitor L3
        • Hissrad L3
        • Apostate Solas L3
        • Argent L2
        • Artificer Varric L2
        • Pala L1
        • Professor Frederic L1
      • Added to Soldier and Recruit Packs
        • High Dragon LG1
        • Hybris LG1
        • Corrupted Spider Queen LG1
        • Paragon Caridin LG2
        • Broodmother LG2
        • Gurd Harofsen L2
        • Thane Svarah Sun-Hair L1
        • The Lost L1
        • The Seeker L1
        • Krem L2
        • Golden Halla LG1
    • Several Heroes have been revamped! Here's what we did:
    3* Iron Bull
    - Add White Faction
    - Update Specialties to: Single-Attacker, Power Gainer, Assassin, Defender, Healer
    - Ability: Attacks a single target, and grants allies 25% power. 25% self heal. 5% chance to assassinate.
    - Auras: +40% Health and Power for Bull’s Chargers and Inquisition (stacking). 25% Defender. +35% curse power resist for allies. Gains 50% power and heals allies 15% when attacked. +25% bonus damage vs Creatures for allies, extra +10% vs Dragons.
    - Health: 17593 (34.6% increase overall)
    - Power: 3933 (0.0% increase overall)

    2* Krem
    - Promote to 2*
    - Add Inquistion group
    - Add Outlaw group
    - Update Specialties to: Row-Attacker, Levy, Power Drainer, Power Gainer, Retaliate
    - Ability: Attacks a row with 10% Levy and drains 10% power. Grants allies +10% power and +5% 2X damage chance.
    - Auras: +25% power drain resist and health for Bull’s Chargers and Inquisition (stacking). +25% damage resist and bonus damage for allies vs Tevinter. Reverts 5% of damage received to enemy Tevinter. When hit, allies gain +10% health and power. -5% 2X damage chance.
    - Health: 7258 (105.8% increase overall)
    - Power: 3665 (63.3% increase overall)

    - Add Inquisition group
    - Update Specialties to: All-Attacker, Stun, Slow, Health Curse, Power Curse, Power Drainer, Power Gainer
    - Ability: Attacks all with a 20% chance each to stun, heavy slow, curse health and/or power, and drain 50% power.
    - Auras: +25% power and stun resist for Bull’s Chargers and Inquisition (stacking). When hit, allies gain +15% power and +5% damage resist. -5% all effect resists.
    - Health: 7497 (347.6% increase overall)
    - Power: 579 (2.3% increase overall)

    - Update Specialties to: Column-Attacker, Power Drainer, Slow, Mark
    - Ability: Attacks a column and drains 25% power, with 50% chance to slow. Marks an enemy: allies target the mark and deal +10% damage.
    - Auras: +25% Health and Power for Qunari, Elves, and Bull’s Chargers (stacking). +20% damage resist for Iron Bull. Allies deal +25% bonus damage vs Red Lyrium. When hit, drains 5% power from enemies.
    - Health: 3404 (3.9% increase overall)
    - Power: 700 (1.1% increase overall)

    3* Kaltenzahn
    - Update Specialties to: All-Attacker, Health Curse, Power Curse, Multi-Attacker, Single-Attacker, Slow, Power Gainer
    - Ability: Attacks and curses all. 50% chance to attack a single target and slow each enemy. 25% chance at 50% heal.
    - Auras: +50% health and power for Reavers, +25% for Dragons (stacking). Resists 2500 damage. +50% slow and stun resist for Reavers. When hit, allies gain 30% power, 100% on death. +30% damage resist for dragonlings.
    - Health: 21716 (67.1% increase overall)
    - Power: 2507 (4.7% increase overall)

    3* Hissrad
    - Added Bull's Chargers group

    2* Red Lyrium Iron Bull
    - Added Bull's Chargers group

    Last edited by Lyeshal; 08-15-2018, 09:07 PM.

  • #2
    Woa, great things, IB plus inmunity fixes, let me digest the impact on meta, great work!
    Hero Analyst


    • #3
      Hmmm, Mythic Prestige Wisps? I’m looking forward to seeing one in the wild.


      • #4
        Originally posted by DUMAT View Post
        Woa, great things, IB plus inmunity fixes, let me digest the impact on meta, great work!
        We're very interested to see how this band-aid for immunity holds up. Our testing found it to do the trick for now, but you guys are all way better at coming up with combinations we don't even dream of


        • #5
          Looking forward to trying out the new Bull's Chargers

          Update looks awesome thank you
          IGN: iruugndir


          • #6
            • Added "all gear" functionality to gear drops what does this mean ?


            • #7
              Originally posted by truong2193 View Post
              • Added "all gear" functionality to gear drops what does this mean ?
              As with the Banished Plane, Raids, and the previously revamped Daily events, these three will now also have the ability to drop any gear in the game.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Malty View Post
                Hmmm, Mythic Prestige Wisps? I’m looking forward to seeing one in the wild.
                So here's some in cages, not yet roaming free:

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                • #9
                  i'm a bit confused about the IB and hissrad updates: do they have as much health as they had before the update?

                  also was hoping kaltenzahn would be more than just a reaver/dragon LC, but i guess a very niche LC is better than a never-used generalist LC.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vitus View Post
                    i'm a bit confused about the IB and hissrad updates: do they have as much health as they had before the update?

                    also was hoping kaltenzahn would be more than just a reaver/dragon LC, but i guess a very niche LC is better than a never-used generalist LC.
                    Red Lyrium Iron Bull and Hissrad had no changes to them other than to add the Bull's Chargers group.

                    And yes, we'd much rather see the dragons having a specific niche and be really good in that spot than to water them all down to make them more general. That's not to say some of the dragons won't remain being generalized, of course.


                    • #11
                      Would have been much better for immunity to be removed entirely, but time will tell. Also, those wisps are looking good! Thought we'd never see the day 4 faction heroes came about.
                      Member of OG

                      Ally Code: 448-544-837

                      Hero attack names from days gone by


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lyeshal View Post

                        As with the Banished Plane, Raids, and the previously revamped Daily events, these three will now also have the ability to drop any gear in the game.

                        does gauntlet count ?


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lyeshal View Post
                          So here's some in cages, not yet roaming free:

                          < snip >
                          < chuckle >. Thanks, Lyeshal.

                          Question for you, though: is the official Release Date on these 8/23, the same as the next released heroes?

                          You know, Malty and the Gallery counts again.


                          • #14
                            since the prestige wisp are 3 stars, does that make them a lot harder to tier up?


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mer'lan View Post
                              since the prestige wisp are 3 stars, does that make them a lot harder to tier up?
                              Ooo, I didn’t even notice that. Good catch!




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