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Update 1.18 Patch Notes

Update 1.18 was a major patch for AFK Arena.

It was released on June 3rd, 2019.

Here’s the full patch notes for it.

Note: Mythic+ gear has been removed from the latest patch notes.

New Heroes


Added the new Graveborn hero: Nara – Heartcarver

Added the new Graveborn hero: Baden – The Abomination

New “Faction Based” Towers


Added 4 new faction-based towers within the King’s Tower than can be unlocked after completing Chapter 15-1.

New “Hard Mode” for Arcane Labyrinth


Added a new difficulty option for the Arcane Labyrinth. After completing chapter 9-4 and completing the second floor of the labyrinth, players will have the choice to play the third floor in normal mode or hard mode.

Hard mode will offer the players harder opponents to fight against as well as better loot and new structures to discover.

New Adventure


Added a new adventure to the Peaks of Time: The Burning Woods.

New “Road to Glory” Feature


Added the new ‘Road to Glory’ feature to the Legends’ Championship which can be opened after making it to the Round of 64.

(It seems like the Legend’s Championship will now also be split into regions).

They’ve also added new frame rewards for winning the championship multiple times.

Quality of Life Changes


Added a button that allows players to automatically field their formations with just one push of a button to the Guild Wars, Legends’ Challenger Tournament and Legends’ Championship Tournament pages.

Added a ‘Try Again‘ option to the pause battle page that allows players to restart a battle as they please.

Added an option that allows players to directly advance to the next stage of the campaign after having completed a stage.

Misc Additions


Added an extra mercenary slot to the ‘My Mercenaries’ list located in the Library.

Misc Changes


Due to a large number of competitors participating in the Legends’ Championship tournament, we have decided to split competition into two separate regions. This change will take effect in next tournament.

Added maximum quantity limits for Labyrinth Tokens and Guild Coins. Any surplus coins earned that exceed these limits will be automatically sent to the player’s inbox.

Adjusted the content of Daily Gift Sets.

Added Skreg and Seirus to the Labyrinth Store.

Maximum amount of Guild Deputies per guild has been raised to 3 deputies.

It is now possible to search for other guild’s information within the ‘Guild’ house.

Optimizations


Optimized the purchase confirmation notification.

Optimized the way artifacts’ attack ratings are calculated.

Optimized the visuals of the Champions’ Hall page.

Optimized the way guild member lists are sorted.

Hero Balance Changes


Grezhul

Grezhul’s ‘Demonic Assault’ ability now steals 30% of his opponent’s defense rating instead of the previous 15%.

Thane

The number of additional attacks Thane’s ‘Eviscerate’ ability produces has been raised from 5 attacks up to 8 and the ability’s description now also states how many additional attacks Thane will produce.

Khasos

Reduced the AoE effect for the ability ‘Throwing Axe’ so that it matches the attack animation more accurately. If Khasos is positioned in the center of the backline, the ability will no longer hurt all enemies on the battlefield.

Increased damage for the ‘Throwing Axe’ ability from the previous 110%/115%/120% damage up to 130%/145%/160% damage per each respective ability level.

Raised the percentage for how much the ability ‘Concentration’ raises Khasos’ Defense Rating from 12%/15%/20%/25% up to 20%/25%/35%/45% per each respective ability level.

Ulmus

“Deep Roots” now immediately restores a certain percentage of Ulmus’ health when used. Ulmus now also moves to the frontline when using this ability as opposed to staying in the backline.

Adjusted level 2 “Life Torrent” ability effects. The ability now affects Ulmus and his weakest ally as opposed to nearby allies which were previously affected.

The percentage for how much Ulmus’ “Life Torrent” ability restores lost health has been increased from the previous 3%/3%/4% up to 4%/4%/5% per each respective ability level.

Numisu

The totem summoned when using the ‘Offensive Totem’ ability will no longer be positioned according to which way the enemy is facing. The totem will now always be positioned at the location that is farthest away from Numisu, regardless of where he is on the battlefield.

Misc Hero Changes


Tasi

The level 2 ‘Banishment’ ability description now displays the duration of which Tasi steals her enemy’s attack rating for.

Estrilda

The ‘Inspire’ ability now displays the duration of which attack ratings are increased for.

Arkadios

Optimized animation effects.

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Talone
Talone
1 year ago

Hi guys, somebody knows wich is the limit of guild and labyrinth tokens now ?

SomeGuy
SomeGuy
1 year ago

By the way, the new hard mode labyrinth is very, VERY hard. If you’re not one shotting the entire 2nd floor of labyrinth, don’t even bother with hard mode. I’ve never missed clearing a full lab, and i could barely touch the first boss of hard mode lab, waste of a clear. It’s like 10x harder than normal 3rd floor.

xooana
xooana
Reply to  SomeGuy
1 year ago

YES! I one-shotted the entire 2nd floor, tried the third florr and couldnt make it past the first boss. It INSANE

assa
assa
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

The main trouble is not the difficulty level. I have passed 3-rd floor at the hard mode twice. First time I have got additional 3000 Labyrinth coins, at the second time I win additional 10000 coins but I did not get it!

skiptomyliu
skiptomyliu
1 year ago

are any heroes removed from the labryinth store after adding skreg & seirus?

kallas
kallas
1 year ago

nerf sherima saveas nemora and brutus, buff angelo etc, make the game have more variety pls

pi4a7a
pi4a7a
1 year ago

Servers will be down between 03/06/2019 7:00-9:00 UTC
-Afk Arena Facebook

change
change
1 year ago

Nerf shemira, buff skreg.

Aurorus
Aurorus
1 year ago

Is it me, or Ulmus will really become a viable tank ?

eugen
eugen
1 year ago

More events plz plox. Or more mini games. Getting stuck days after days on some stages and nothing to do in the meanwhile makes this boring. And a trade market for heroes would be nice.

xooana
xooana
Reply to  eugen
1 year ago

I agree, uve been waiting for aduplicate of lucius for, months? Trading in characters sounds interesting too.

hold the door
hold the door
Reply to  eugen
1 year ago

Get dishes done or make something to eat? Geez, this is IDLE game, you are not supposed to get to the end game in a week or so. If that does not appeal to you then IDLE games are not for you, go play some CLICKER instead…
Cheers

tco
tco
Reply to  hold the door
1 year ago

They might call if AFK Arena but this is totally not an idle game.

Tco
Tco
Reply to  eugen
1 year ago

Welcome to world of crappy F2P games and how they earn money. 🙂

Derek
Derek
Reply to  Tco
1 year ago

you mean pay 2 win. there plenty of f2p games where you just spend money on cosmetics so its much easier to avoid

Grimal
Grimal
Reply to  eugen
1 year ago

Agree 100%

Elodin
Elodin
1 year ago

Eggs event encouraged Activity, Regal Rewards needs to be permanent and cover more like Wrizz and Soren..and give us the 140 ..not limit to 100 earned on quests ..reward us for levelling up the guild..Getting stuck on stages is part of the game, but lacking something else to do eg: events ..makes people quit.
Great game tho, and not just me saying this ..my whole GUILD says similar.

Stefan0w
Stefan0w
1 year ago

Would love to see more guild activity’s!

kubhawj
kubhawj
Reply to  Stefan0w
1 year ago

not enough guild event to what i know for guild to be more active.
all in guild event is guild hunt and that it for the whole day.

Isaac
Isaac
1 year ago

yall should come up with a duo mode ,it feels like a consloe game otherwise

xooana
xooana
1 year ago

How do people access the test server?

Slay3r_Playz YT
Slay3r_Playz YT
1 year ago

Does that mean that the normal mode labrinth will be easier because i aways get stuck on ethir the 3rd floor boss or somewhere in the middle of the 3rd floor

Tee
Tee
Reply to  Slay3r_Playz YT
1 year ago

If u should correct items & team, u will always have x1.5 power over floor 3 boss team.

pollingclouds
pollingclouds
Reply to  Slay3r_Playz YT
1 year ago

Yeah, just do every praetorian stage on floor 1 to get legendary items with least effort. Ignore taverns, unless you are literally level 10 account and have less than 5 heroes. Always pick legendary artifacts over elite unless those legendary artifacts are completely irrelevant. Artifacts which are giving stats are usually better than gimmicky ones like arrowstorm/thunderstone and such tho.

hold the door
hold the door
Reply to  pollingclouds
1 year ago

Actually, if I got it correctly, that thunder AOE is pretty OP, espiecially around my comp of Nemora, which promotes sustained fights 😉

xooana
xooana
1 year ago

Just going to say that the new graveborn hero Nara, seems a bit OP. Bypassing shields like that renders brutus and lucius useless. So technicly she will be one of the best new heroes I think.

kevinleugan
kevinleugan
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

I’m personally happy they’re bringing in some more counters to shield and invulnerability. Fawkes was previously the only one who could counter Lucius’s shields and Brutus’s invulnerability. Eironn kind of counters Lucius’s shields (but from my experience he really isn’t that strong), but Brutus’s invulnerability is still stupidly strong. If you look at the max stats, Brutus isn’t even that high stats compared to other characters, but his invulnerability has made him literally the best character in the game. I don’t mind someone knocking him down a notch. Also Nara only counters Brutus if she can ULT so it remains… Read more »

hold the door
hold the door
Reply to  kevinleugan
1 year ago

Dont forget that Nara is STR hero which means she will be a bruiser by looking at her kit, I think she wont be that easy to kill 🙂

Berry
Berry
1 year ago

As cool as the new heroes look, I wish there were more new events than new heroes 🙁

xooana
xooana
Reply to  Berry
1 year ago

I agree, when they give us more heroes it decreses the chances of getting the same hero to ascend them (though that might be why they added the wishlist). Events like egg hunters was good.

Jason Phan
Jason Phan
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Will mythic plus gear show in gearshop after chapter 21?

Zestringer
Zestringer
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

so from chapter 12 to chapter 21 we have only max mythic in shop? seems a pretty big difference between the two

Tco
Tco
Reply to  Berry
1 year ago

New heroes are the way to get more money from the whales who already got everything.

kubhawj
kubhawj
Reply to  Berry
1 year ago

yes we need more in-game event to keep it alive.

Bruutes
Bruutes
1 year ago

STILL no descend hero’s…. Make it happen already…

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Drop chances still suck. Out of 50 scrolls i get 42 green usless pieces…

xooana
xooana
Reply to  Paul
1 year ago

Yeah, it really does suck

Ed
Ed
1 year ago

Nice, new Graveborn Heroes

asas
asas
1 year ago

dammit, just when I started getting all the mythic gear, there comes a mythic plus gear…

Quex
Quex
1 year ago

Ulmus and Thane buffs are very welcomed

Ruoca
Ruoca
1 year ago

Wow, you type very fast.

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