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Update 1.23 Patch Notes

Update 1.23 was released on August 21st, 2019!

Here’s the full patch notes for it.

New Heroes

Added the new Mauler hero: Antandra – Desert Fury

Added the new Mauler hero: Satrana – Flame Weaver

New “Champions of Esperia” Event

Added the “Champions of Esperia” event wherein players can acquire rewards by slaying bosses within the Arcane Labyrinth.

Event Begins: 22/08/2019

New Relics Added

Added more new relics to the Arcane Labyrinth and Peaks of Time.

Optimizations

Optimized the visuals of the heroes’ story pages.

Optimized several interfaces due to certain parts being too small, thus allowing them to be clicked more easily

Optimized how combat rating numbers are displayed, to avoid overly long numbers being displayed.

Optimized the icons of the Emblem Choice Chest and Fortuitous Emblem Chest.

Hero Balance Changes

Belinda
  • Reworked the effects of the “Brilliance” ability.
Isabella
  • Reworked the effects of the “Soul Power” ability
Lucius
  • Optimized the description for Lucius’ “Blessed Shield” ability, noting that he cannot be controlled while using it.
  • Adjusted the way damage reduction of Lucius'” Blessed Shield” ability works in conjunction with gear that also reduces damage, resulting in “Blessed Shield” no longer completely preventing damage due to its stacking effects.
  • Due to the adjustments made to the stacking mechanics of Lucius’ “Blessed Shield” ability, the degree of its damage reduction effect has been increased from the previous values of 50%/ 50% / 60% up to 65% / 65% / 75% per each respective ability level so that it is similar in strength to its pre-adjustment state
  • New effects added to the “Blessed Shield” ability If Lucius’ ultimate ability is ready to be used, he can stop using Blessed Shield and immediately use his ultimate ability
Grezhul
  • Optimized the description for “Shadow Shield”, clarifying its targeting rules. Ability’s effects remain as they previously were.
Safiya
  • If Safiya is interrupted or killed while charging up her “Falling Sun” ability, the magical orb will still be released from the point that it was charged to. The magical orb for the “Falling Sun” ability will now hit the ground more quickly than before.
Vurk
  • The explosive effect of Vurk’s “Poison Vial” ability will now immediately be triggered if an enemy dies while they are still poisoned by the ability.
Thoran
  • “Retaliation” can only be charged up if there are enemy targets within attacking range of Thoran.
  • Damage for “Retaliation” will now affect a small area behind Thoran.
Elijah & Lailah
  • Simplified and shortened the visual effects of Elijah &Lailah’s ultimate ability when they are portrayed as enemies within the Arcane Labyrinth when they enter the battlefield
Rosaline
  • Optimized the visuals of Rosaline’s character image
Seirus
  • Fixed a problem that prevented Seirus’ signature item ability’s health restoration effects from being unlocked at level +10 as stated, which weren’t actually unlocked until a higher level.

Hero Visual Changes

Visual changes have been to made to several of the following heroes after they’ve reached Legendary Ascension Tier

Ulmus
  • Appearance now changes once having reached Legendary Ascension Tier.
Tasi
  • Appearance now changes once having reached Legendary Ascension Tier.
Vurk
  • Appearance now changes once having reached Elite Ascension Tier.
Numisu
  • Appearance now changes once having reached Elite Ascension Tier.

Undocumented Changes

“Gift Sets” renamed to “Deals”.

Battle Speed x2 & Auto Battle icons have been changed.

A new adventure in the Voyage of Wonders is coming.

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SocratesJackson
SocratesJackson
1 year ago

The theme of this update is ‘Furry Boobies.’

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
1 year ago

There is a visual glitch in Ulmus new animation, his legs sometimes vanishes and cuts back to his past design

Daygo81
Daygo81
1 year ago

I think that this game have some potential, but is too much difficult to elevate your characters. The balance to became a pure pay-to-win game now is near. You can’t farm, so the unique metod is to pay. This is clear. You have this site but you don’t have a direct support in game. Sure you have a chat system very good. I hope that the creators understand that a pure pay to win game doesn’t exist with more players. So if you want to create competitors player maybe you have to think to obtain best achievements you have to… Read more »

Dforce
Dforce
1 year ago

Does anyone think antandra will be able to compete with Brutus or even be a great duo together she seems pretty op…??

Laphin
Laphin
1 year ago

For all the people wondering when is the update coming out public, its on the 21th august as it says on the update mail in game

LEGenDArY
LEGenDArY
1 year ago

2 furry heroes in 1 update ffs

Lubie
Lubie
Reply to  LEGenDArY
1 year ago

xD

Lukas Rowland
Lukas Rowland
1 year ago

When does the update drop? I need that Lucius buff so bad

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Lukas Rowland
1 year ago

On wednesday!comment image

Buckman
Buckman
1 year ago

It would make sense to have the update release the same day Maulers are the faction scroll summon selection (which is today at reset/tomorrow). Two new mauler heroes, people keep guessing when it’s going to go live…

But then again, this would make too much sense…

Karasumoritora
Karasumoritora
1 year ago

Today, 19/08/2019 annd i still do not have update version

Nagihinamori
Nagihinamori
1 year ago

Other heroes, and it is becoming impossible to upgrade the heroes and it is increasingly difficult to get the ones you need, the game is tending too much to pay to win, we free to play risk abandoning the game immediately leaving those games that can spend money on money for this game.
Instead of putting other heroes in, you can get as much soulstone elite as possible to make the game more playable.

mgrebola
mgrebola
1 year ago

I guess its tomorrow with the reset of the weekly test .
I really hope a new voyage of wonder

Arkeneston
Arkeneston
1 year ago

Always not update wtf this mean

branden harwell
branden harwell
1 year ago

Soooo event delayed?

Arthur
Arthur
1 year ago

Literally the 17th and nothing has changed?

Arkeneston
Arkeneston
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

Lol so this évent never be in réal normal servers

Arthur
Arthur
Reply to  Arkeneston
1 year ago

Why say it’s going to be on the 16th if it’s not, when are we getting it?

Karasumoritora
Karasumoritora
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

So sad :((((

Vince
Vince
1 year ago

Guess this site doesnt have strong source. We’re already entering a new day yet theres still no update.

xooana
xooana
Reply to  Vince
1 year ago

Did you not read it???? It says updates on the 16th “for test servers only”!

Afk
Afk
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

They legit changed that only a few hours ago. It didnt say that before

Afk
Afk
1 year ago

Apparently event starts sunday now😡 wish theyd keep us updated like they used to

love tasi
love tasi
1 year ago

when the event begin?

Keharr
Keharr
1 year ago

Mualers need someone that has some decent cc, the only cc they have is numisu and hes just a distracter.

Krell356
Krell356
Reply to  Keharr
1 year ago

I prefer that they don’t have many. Each group has an identity that plays into the factional advantages. Maulers are for the most part brutally direct with heavy focus on laying down the pain even when others would be stopped by control effects. It feels better for their choice of control to be putting the target in the ground.

Shakazan
Shakazan
Reply to  Krell356
1 year ago

agreed. Lightbringers more on support, healing. Wilders more on CCs with a bit of support and healing. Maulers heavily focus on dmg dealing and graveborns are just keeping coming back to life lol.

xooana
xooana
1 year ago

I take back what i said in my earlier comment, they changed Tasi’s design after legendary and Im not liking it. It was badly designed in my opinion around her face, the curl looks super bad and flat. The look also got rid of some of the mischievousness that she once held by making her hair longer.

Micky
Micky
1 year ago

It took me a minute to notice the new heros were maulers… their beastly traits are kinda less notable than the other lady maulers.

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
1 year ago

wait what do they mean with “once having reached elite ascension tier” on vurk and numisu, they are already elite when you get them?

Ultimatee
Ultimatee
1 year ago

Shouldnt the update had been already?

biodoom
biodoom
1 year ago

Waiting with labyrinth for this event, wish they set the time of the update in this post…

Lubie
Lubie
Reply to  biodoom
1 year ago

I think it is only for test server.

Aytch
Aytch
1 year ago

sure that the updatet will coming today?

paulinalazar
paulinalazar
1 year ago

when can we expect the update tomorrow?

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago

PLEASE BUFF ANGELO

snow
snow
1 year ago

I would love if they changed with every refresh the heroes that you can get from the Labyrinth/Challenger store. This would provide more opportunity to get different ascended heroes that we need

Akasha1885
Akasha1885
Reply to  snow
1 year ago

No more guranteed Shemira, sounds like a huge nerf for most.

Snow
Snow
Reply to  Akasha1885
1 year ago

Yes but the ability to gain other useful heroes that may be much more needed like lucious, Brutus, tasi etc. Love me some Shemira as much as the next guy but I have some other heroes that need ascending too

Zyv
Zyv
Reply to  Snow
1 year ago

And some of us including newer player needs shemira to carry us, of course you would be fine since you’ll probably already have her ascended but newer player like me need her.

tvojtatko
tvojtatko
Reply to  snow
1 year ago

Think before use

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
1 year ago

im happy lucius got nerfed : )

guilty pleasure

Zyv
Zyv
Reply to  Kapoopy
1 year ago

Isn’t he buffed? his blessed shield decrease more damage and now it also doesn’t stop him from using his ultimate like it used to

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
Reply to  Zyv
1 year ago

oh **** you’re right, i wasn’t reading clearly sorry

Zexclive
Zexclive
1 year ago

N E R F SOLAR PLANE

MattyLion
MattyLion
Reply to  Zexclive
1 year ago

I did get a response from the devs about this. I pointed out my LV220 1* Ascended Shemira’s Tortured Souls with 41k attack power behind it and a Level 16 Spirit Orb still barely drains the HP of the 3000K teams. They said “It’s not all about power.” Which is kinda silly cos I’m obviously CC’ing them like crazy but at some point I’ve gotta be able to kill them!

Akasha1885
Akasha1885
Reply to  MattyLion
1 year ago

I cleared solar plane except the 6 bosses(3 left) with a LVL 220 Shemira. The bosses did too much dmg to my 180 team.
Try to get critdmg, crit, intdmg and atk relics.

Shak
Shak
Reply to  Zexclive
1 year ago

I have Shem220 Brutus200 and everyone else at 180 and cleared it. What you need is a good strategy on different bosses(all ranged heroes against Warek and let Shemira take the dmg alone, for example) and a tiny bit of luck of farming icebringer and firebringer.

Joseph
Joseph
1 year ago

Im done with this game…

Kamekaze
Kamekaze
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

Okay, that’s nice.

Shemira player
Shemira player
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

Okay we don’t care.

Suzette
Suzette
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

Rest in Peace!

e3232432
e3232432
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

good bye

MrRudy
MrRudy
1 year ago

Finally i can use ult on Lucius when he use Blessed Shield. Thx, God..

Gabriella Salazar
Gabriella Salazar
1 year ago

Please please give us a single guaranteed elite per large pull. Adding more toons in the mix helps no one level. Love you. <3

italoipo
italoipo
Reply to  Gabriella Salazar
1 year ago

i would love only 1 guaranteed elite per 10 faction scrolls

Joseph
Joseph
Reply to  Gabriella Salazar
1 year ago

im done with this game. Several months now still no quality of life patch…

mazor
mazor
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

ok bye Joseph we won’t miss you. cheers

Paddy
Paddy
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

Farewell, please never come back.

R R
R R
Reply to  Joseph
1 year ago

looks like lilith Chinese bot are downvoting you lol

DdDd
DdDd
1 year ago

Dear afkarena.net

Can you have a page for HERO VISUAL CHANGES for all the heroes/characters?

It would be great to see what ascension will my hero/character change.

Lucius, brutus, belinda, shemira and rosaline

xooana
xooana
Reply to  DdDd
1 year ago

Ive seen a few, and Tasi’s design is my least favorite. They made her hair longer and it looks really bad designed in my opinion. 🙁

Buttpoop
Buttpoop
1 year ago

Numisu and vurk now change at elite ascension tier. So…they changed how they always look now? O.O

SAMUEL OLIVEIRA ALBUQUERQUE
SAMUEL OLIVEIRA ALBUQUERQUE
1 year ago

Look, you need to improve Soren’s reward !!!! Only weak equipment comes, and it’s a boss who doesn’t kill himself every day !! Please adjust this, the game itself is already quite difficult, at least improve it right now!

Xannada
Xannada
1 year ago

I don’t know if its just me, but Antandra looks more like a wilder than a mauler. Also, what does this mean:
– Reworked the effects of the “Brilliance” ability.
and
– Reworked the effects of the “Soul Power” ability.
I know that this is a Dev thing, but the other notes are explained so why aren’t these.

Toshiro
Toshiro
Reply to  Xannada
1 year ago

If you look closely, maulers more “animal like” than wilders.

Xannada
Xannada
Reply to  Toshiro
1 year ago

That’s my point, at least that felt like a major distinction. I guess now it is just that wilders are fey and maulers are desert themed.

juandasaf
juandasaf
Reply to  Xannada
1 year ago

basically that is the difference, but we couldnt tell before because there wasnt enough female maulers

Mother of dragons
Mother of dragons
Reply to  Toshiro
1 year ago

Have you seen gorvo? If that “animal like” standard you refer to, then both furry sister are infact concidered wilder category

xooana
xooana
1 year ago

Thank goodness their changing what some heroes look like before they are ascended to legendary! Now Brutus and Morvus aren’t the only ones! (There were probably others but I can’t remember them)

TheRealDeepStriker
TheRealDeepStriker
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Most heroes do get a change though! Like Hogan gets a new sword, Mirael gets a new hat, Nemora gets some leaves on her staff / spear thingie, Belinda’s staff, and so on! ;p

lond
lond
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Nemora too

ArtsyAlraune
ArtsyAlraune
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Nemora was another one! You’re right that there’s very few that change though

king
king
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

belinda does.
but not obvious as brutus
her crown and staff change

Professor
Professor
1 year ago

Please buff Skreg =(

Paddy
Paddy
Reply to  Professor
1 year ago

I agree Skreg currently is a huge pile of useless sh*t he needs to be buffed.

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