Greetings, Raiders! Welcome to the second RAID Digest of this November! Let's cut to the chase and settle down some common concerns and controversies from the recent discussions in the community.
Hydra and Game Balance
Let's start with some noteworthy clarifications related to Hydra Clan Boss.
The Rare Dwarf Champion Madman had been introduced into the game long before we designed Hydra. Hence, his skill set was developed without taking into account Hydra and possible deviations that might occur during interactions between them. As a consequence, Madman deals an unreasonably high amount of damage to this boss. Starting from the next major update, the second hit of his A1 skill, "Wild Slashing" (deals 30% of the damage inflicted from the first hit), will deal only normal hits.
Let's move to other Champions that do not give rest to poor Hydra - girls' squad Trunda&Yumeko. For now, there are no plans to downgrade the performance of Trunda or Yumeko against Hydra or change the way they interact with each other or with their copies. We are aware that teams with these Champions might score many points for Hydra Clash, but Clans with higher damage output levels are more likely to meet each other in this type of competition than others.
While we're on Hydra, the Passive skill of Xena: Warrior Princess "For the Greater Good" doesn't empower her weak hits against Hydra Heads under the [Poison Cloud] buff.
A little fun fact about Hydra: did you know that a Hydra Head might attack its buddy under particular circumstances? If the Head of Wrath is chopped off and explodes while damaging another Head that has [Counterattack] buff, the latter will indignantly reciprocate with an attack to the poor leftover of the Head of Wrath. However, please notice that [Counterattack] should not provoke its owner to attack allies and will be fixed in future updates.
Ugir the Wyrmeater
The spotlight Champion of this Fragment Summon event has some non-obvious but impactful tricks up his sleeve.
Some players are concerned that the usage of Polymorph in PvP might limit the utility of this anti-Pythion Ogryn Champion. However, we are preparing some tweaks for Polymorph mechanics that will make Ugir more viable along with other debuffers and buff-removers.
Another important point to keep in mind about this Champion is that while his Passive skill "Scourge of Dragons" normally reacts to enemies' active revive skills (including Ice Golem’s Frigid Vengeance), it also can be triggered by Lydia the Deathsiren's self-revival Passive skill "Death Hold" as an exception.
Clan vs. Clan Tournaments and other Limited Time events
The upcoming CvC run will not feature Personal Rewards. As for Fusion/Fragment summon events, though the time interval between Timit's and Ugir's events was rather short, we plan a slightly longer time interval before the next event of this kind.
That's it for today's Digest. Have a fabulous weekend!