Artifact Reworking, a new Crypt, Artifact and Accessory filters, and more!
This update brings a new Faction Crypt and some new ways to filter your Gear, along with a bunch of other changes - but the real meat of this update is the Artifact Rework system. Here’s what you need to know:
Artifacts and Accessories can now be Reworked. Reworking a piece Gear will randomly change all its stats - both Primary Stat and Substats - potentially transforming a poor Artifact into a great one, while saving you time and Energy raiding for new gear.
To rework a piece of Gear, you’ll need to get a new item - Chaos Ore.
6* Legendary Chaos Ore - Randomly changes the stats of Rank 6 Artifacts or Accessories of Legendary Rarity or lower.
5* Legendary Chaos Ore - Randomly changes the stats of Rank 5 Artifacts or Accessories of Legendary Rarity or lower.
6* Epic Chaos Ore - Randomly changes the stats of Rank 6 Artifacts or Accessories of Epic Rarity or lower.
5* Epic Chaos Ore - Randomly changes the stats of Rank 5 Artifacts or Accessories of Epic Rarity or lower.
The Rarity, Level, and Rank of any piece of Gear will remain the same after being reworked, along with whichever Substats (first, second, third, or fourth-position Substats) have been upgraded along the way and the number of upgrades those Substats received. However, all Stats improved by Glyphs will be lost after the rework.
You can get Chaos Ore from Tournaments and Events, as well as in Limited Special Offers. Each Artifact or Accessory can only be reworked once, so choose wisely when selecting which piece of Gear you want to rework.
We’ve added Rank & Rarity filters for Artifacts and Accessories, along with a filter letting you hide Gear you've fully reworked with Chaos Ore. After filtering for the Gear you want, you can now also hit “Select All” to select everything at once to make things quick and easy to sell.
We are adding a new Crypt to Faction Wars for the Shadowkin Faction. The new Crypt will appear after the current Faction Wars cycle ends.
The reward for earning 819 Stars – Lydia the Deathsiren – has been moved to the 882nd Star.
If you have already unlocked Lydia but haven’t claimed her yet, she will be automatically added to your Champion Collection. If the Collection is full, she will be moved to Inbox. And for those of you who have already unlocked her, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to get a second Lydia when you reach 882 Stars - sorry!
Rotos the Lost Groom
[Skill 2 – Vitality Plunder]
- Effect added: Now decreases the MAX HP of Bosses by 30% of the damage inflicted.
Skull Lord Var-Gall
[Skill 2 – Abyssal Clutch]
- Cooldown decreased from 5 to 4 turns
[Skill 4 – Horrific Foe [P]]
- Effect added: Now decreases the MAX HP of Bosses by 2.5% - except the Scarab King, whose MAX HP will be decreased by 0.5% instead.
- Base stats changed: Base SPD increased from 90 to 98.
I think this patch is underwhelming if they prominrntly display the change of one the the champs chin.
But actually on the subject of Shadowkin - faction. That they open that faction was to be expected since they introduced the faction. They warned and announced the opening several months back. It might be unfortunate for you, but if you haven't finished the factions within the last months...it is not to blame on Plarium. If they would start new content only if each and every player has finished the old content...they could never introduce new stuff.
It is bad luck for you...but if you only worked on this for the last three weeks, than you did miss to work on it for the last 3 months.
I worked on this specific set of stages for this specific faction for the past 3 weeks. Obviously, since I have all of them done now, I've worked on it for much longer, I was just struggle bussing to complete SW specifically, because my choice of champs was pretty low, and I couldn't 3 star the last three stages. Last week, I was able to finally 3 star stage 20 and 21, but then ran out of keys. I had a real tough time with the bomb champs on stage 19 for some reason.
Yes, I've known that this was coming. Yes, I was doing everything I could to catch up. No, I don't think they should hold off content until everyone completes the curent stuff. None of that is anythign close to what I'm complaining about here.
What I'm complaining about is primarily them changing the rewards in general, and specifically before the new content is even available. First, their practice of increasing the reward requirements for people who haven't achieved it at this point is pretty unfair. I'm sure they did that when they introduced the dwarves faciton as well, I wasn't around then, but even then, that is pretty uncool, considering the people that got Lydia before the change didn't have to work as hard as the people that didn't get her until then. Same situation now. The resources, and in many cases real life money, that were expended by the former group is not the same as the latter.
However, even if I were to say that was fine, increasing the requirements before the faction is even open is even more infuriating. Especially considering it's the new cycle, and Shadowkin is not available to even start right now.