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Update 1.21 Patch Notes

A brand new major update is coming to AFK Arena on July 17th!

Here’s the full patch notes for it.

New Heroes

Added the new Lightbearer Hero: Rowan – The Roamer

New Mercenary Hero Feature

Added a new mercenary hero feature. Players can hire heroes from their friends which can be used a limited amount of times in the campaign and King’s Tower. The levels of the hired out heroes are determined by the player’s own level.

New Hero Reversion Feature

Added a new hero reversion feature that can be used at the Rickety Cart if the requirements are met. Reverting allows players to revert heroes to a lower ascension tier and recover ascension resources.

Faction Tower Additions & Changes

Added 40 new floors to the faction towers and adjusted the difficulty of floors 140-160 while simultaneously having made adjustments to some of the rewards for certain floors.

New Battle Display Settings

Added new battle display settings to the main settings. Players can now decide if they want to display hero health bars and battle text.

Hourglasses Are Being Replaced

Added new items that increase the harvesting of AFK Rewards which will replace the original hourglasses. The resources given by the new items are based upon the individual player’s campaign progress and are not affected by any VIP bonuses, however the hour’s worth of resources given by the new hourglasses is now greater than the original hourglasses. Players will still be able to normally use any hourglasses that are in their possession.

Misc Changes

Added the option to disable “press screen” effects, which are displayed when a player touches the screen.

Changed the names of the Mythic+ gear resources required to strengthen the item.

Increased the chances of the materials required to strengthen Mythic+ gear appearing in the Store.

The number of players supporting a certain player to win are now displayed after the player has made a wager in the Legends’ Championship Battle Wager feature instead of before.

Removed Feast of the Beast related items from the game.

Relic Changes

Spine of Heroes and Chest of Heroes relics have been temporarily removed from the Arcane Labyrinth.

Battle Adjustments

Adjusted the enemy formations in campaign stages 21-4, 21-10 as well as certain parts of the Peaks of Time.

Fixed a problem causing certain enemies within Chapters 26 and 28 to be weaker than intended.

Bosses within the Peaks of Time “The Solar Plane” adventure have been made slightly weaker and are now impervious to mind control abilities.

Fixed a problem that was causing Mehira’sMesmerize” ability to freeze battles.

Optimizations

Optimized Dreaf’s animations.

Optimized Bloodsnarl’s animations.

Optimized Gorvo’s ultimate ability portrait effect.

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zorbotics
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zorbotics

Why is no change to the arcane labyrinth listed? because im noticing a really big increase in difficulty enemy seems to be regenerating health none stop and getting abilities much much faster almost instantly making it impossible

Duckyea
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Duckyea

This is a good patch, the hero reversion is something we have been asking for a long time, so it’s good they are listening. Adding a new hero however is really starting to hurt the gameplay. Now I know I’m in the minority with this but I actually want more heros, just not this fast, Gorvis just came out and two others just before him so at least give us some time to adjust otherwise the new heros become dead weight. The wishlist helps but it needs to be full to be effective. Overall, they need to adjust the drop… Read more »

Kuro
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Kuro

ANOTHER hero and yet he seems a little bit weak

droprate
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droprate

gonna say it short. Increase the drop rate for epic.

koffi
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koffi

can you make a feature like ascending common heroes too?? like Merek has potential….notice this haha

Lukas Rowland
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Lukas Rowland

When’s the update drop?

Dota 2
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Dota 2

Deffo. By adding new heroes they decrase chance to drop the hero you want.. If you want to add more hero, rise those rates for Blue and Elitę cards and would be good to have a chance to drop Legendarny Card…

Delete all green cards instead

Defiant
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Defiant

This. Getting the dupes you need for ascensions is just getting harder and harder when you’re upping the elite pool and not compensating by changing rates alongside it. People who played early on have such an advantage in that regard ._.

PxM
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PxM

What is the cost of reversion?

Tiago Guerreiro
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Tiago Guerreiro

I see a couple of good changes and improvements on the the game wich is always nice . BUT NEW CARDS ARE NOT WELCOME They only help to delay players progress, it is already nearly impossible to get multiple copie from the same card now you are reducing the chances even more . The game is also not getting active ( I mean with that) 20 minutes daily and everything that is possible to do it’s done . All players wish to play events Were we can PvP real time battles and playing more events. I also got hundreds of… Read more »

Dawnbringer
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Dawnbringer

I don’t see how adding more heroes is not welcomed, considering there is a feature called the “wishlist”.

Kapoopy
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Kapoopy

but the wishlist isn’t completely effective though, since it only gives a “somewhat” higher chance of recieving the heroes on it. i still get ascended heroes that are not on my wishlist.

xooana
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xooana

Lol, the wishlist does NOTHING bro, I got 4 elite silvinas and she wasn’t on my wishlist. I don’t believe it does anything to help the chances.

ShelShalk
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ShelShalk

The wishlist feature doesn’t guarantee the hero. You’re still getting 1/5 heroes that you may or may not actually want. For example I may want 3 copies of Tasi to Ascend her, but I get 3 other wilders.

Then there’s still a small chance that you won’t get a hero from your wishlist as what usually happens with me. Otherwise you could never get Mehira, Athalia or Ezizh.

Akasha1885
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Akasha1885

The chances of heroes on the wishlist always stays the same, no matter how many heroes they add.

TomJane
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TomJane

…so still slim-to-none?

NicolasAH
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NicolasAH

It would add a lot if you made Guilds more interesting

PxM
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PxM

Can anyone find out what is the exact requirements for Ascension reversion? Can I get back ascended hero that I used as fooder? Can I reverse a hero that I ascended a long time ago?

Shtgyem
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Shtgyem

GIB ME DIS PATCH NAOW!
FML the patch I have been waiting for ever, release it asap!!!

xooana
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xooana

Man, the developers are so desperate so release useless changes like optimizing common heroes attacks instead of doing the most obvious change, increasing elite spawn rates it just kills me. Literally in the game XD

xooana
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xooana

Yay, more heroes so we can’t upgrade the ones we want to! Thanks Lilith games!
._.

Paddy
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Paddy

3 weeks ago I used an E+ Shemira to get her from mythic to mythic+ thinking that you only needed other fodder after. I was flabbergasted to see that you needed 2 E+ copies of her to get her to ascended tier. I was so sad and was felt like I just dropped down a dark hole, I was absolutely shattered and totally broken by the accidental mistake I made. If I hadn’t made this error, then my Shemira would be ascended about 2 weeks ago… Now I will have to wait possibly for 2-3 months… With this update will… Read more »

Freelo
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Freelo

I’m confused by your situation. To get from Mythic to Mythic+ requires a Legendary+ from the same faction. Did you use the Elite+ Shemira as fodder for that Legendary+?

Paddy
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Paddy

@Freelo yes I used an E+ Shemira as fodder for that Legendary+. I really regret my decision, I can’t stop thinking about it even though it’s been 4 weeks now.

Scarslett
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Scarslett

I hope so…..i did the same thing with maulers toon

Crystalzero
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Crystalzero

It would seem so!

Jadoc
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Jadoc

Sounds like it!

djane
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djane

i dont think it gonna work like that. i guess you will only get “universal hero card” (no hero pict in it) but with same faction.
it can be use as ascend material, but can’t replace hero copy..
[?]

Child of Dreaf
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Child of Dreaf

Most likely that’s it. I wrongly ascended the wrong heroes too so I’m hoping that this will be the case

Alan ChungZ
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Alan ChungZ

Sadly i dont think so, i think we will receive some sort of item that serves the same purpose of heros, like if you “discend” a mythic Shemira, you will receive Leg+ Shemira + “random looking Leg+ ITEM”, and this item can be used as folder Leg+

Adrian Mansilla
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Adrian Mansilla

Maybe, but idk if the game records wich hero you used to upgrade, so it would be expensive to do, since it might give the heroes that appear in the recipe.
Just my thought 😋

Een
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Een

That’s what the article says…

Phaseshifter
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Phaseshifter

I feel ya, i have a 2xleg lucius and 2xleg belinda just sitting there… Tge reversion should helo in that matter

DangoLeZozo
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DangoLeZozo

that was a bit over dramatic, but to answer your question there’s logically two possibilities. Either you won’t be able to revert heroes you ascended before the update or the opposite

Alendris
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Alendris

I can mistaken, but as I understand it, it’s just about level back. Actually, if you have a hero level 220 for example and want to change for an other, you have to reset your Hero and the process is not well made.

This process will allow you to downgrade one hero 220 to 200 for example to increase an other one.

It’s what I understand. I don’t think that they will be so kind and give the possibility that you are speaking about but I would appreciate.

ShelShalk
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ShelShalk

Poison healer on Youtube put out a video on it (first person I found searching for the patch).

Here’s the description:

“Reverting a Legendary or Higher tiered hero will revert it back to one or more Elite+ heroes of the same name. Players will also receive a large quantity of Rare+ hero cards belonging to the same faction as the original hero.”

Meldin Muratovic
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Meldin Muratovic

Yes you will.

Mohammed Darwish
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Mohammed Darwish

Please no more new heroes

Akasha1885
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Akasha1885

It won’t.

You would get blue cards for the wasted Shemira.

And it only works when you have 2 copies of an Ascended hero on L or higher.