6/07/2021 - update

Miscellaneous:

  • Requested Server Transfers have been processed
  • The Resource Market has been reopened.

1/07/2021 - update

Miscellaneous:

  • Requested Server Transfers have been processed
  • The Resource Market has been reopened.

24/06/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • 1 new daily quest and 2 new questlines are available from the 24th of June until the 8th of July. Visit the Auctioneer and Warden to find out more.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Miscellaneous:

  • Attempting to construct an offensive field camp within an allied area will now prompt an error message.
  • The Hero's Journey icon will now be hidden from the UI after you have completed all of its quests.
  • Optimized the login interface..

Seasonal Store

  • With the start of Season VIII: Dynasty, the Ortoq Guard's Attire (Sealed), Shaman's Ceremonial Attire Set (Sealed), Snow Tigers Unit Attire (Sealed), and Khanate Guard Unit Attire (Sealed) will no longer be available within the Seasonal Store.

BUG FIXES:

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue that sometimes occurred when the defenders retreated on the Wall Fort map.

17/06/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Seasonal Rewards from the Campaign can be claimed from the Campaign interface (F5).
  • Ranked Battles Rewards can be claimed from the Ranked Battles interface (J).
  • Ranked Battles Top 25 Rewards have been sent via in-game mail.
  • Opened the Imperial Store, the Imperial Store will remain in-game until August 5th. Make sure to spend your Triumphs before this date.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Turul Város:

For the alliance that is currently ruling over Turul Város, you will now be able to craft a large variety of Unit Kits (including Legendary Unit Kits) and Artillery of Epic quality and below.

Miscellaneous:

  • Heilung Fjord has been moved from a permanent game mode. It will now be active at specific times
     - EU Servers: 19:00 CEST - 21:00 CEST
     - NA Servers: 3PM PDT - 5PM PDT
  • The base level for processing the resource “Hellfire” has been lowered to level 4.
  • Added a prompt in Siege Battle that displays when trebuchets are no longer available once all trebuchets have been used by attackers.

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue where the Seidr Druid Mount Attire had no model in the open-world.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the experience pool of some units would sometimes not be displayed.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where the attackers could reach the outside of the defender’s base campaign through a special position in the Heilung Fjord siege map.

  • Resolved an issue where ladders were abnormally displayed on the minimap during the Siege of Augolia.

  • Resolved an issue where the Cohort function “Rapid Response” would prompt that the number of soldiers in combat was insufficient in some cases.
  • Resolved an issue where the Cohort function “Rapid Response” would not display a pop-up in some cases.
  • Resolved an issue where it was not possible to craft Hellfire for the Siphonarioi unit in Reginopolis.

10/06/2021 - update

OPTIMISATIONS:

Miscellaneous:

  • Equipment can no longer be changed when there is only 3 seconds or less remaining on the battle preparation countdown

BUG FIXES:

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where the capture radius of A differed on “Harbour City” between tournaments and Ranked Battle mode.
  • Resolved an issue where the attackers' berserker reinforcements would get stuck on the Skybridge on the “Heilung Fjord” map.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue with the left-side of the Achievements menu when scrolling.

03/06/2021 - update

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Palace Guards

  • The cooldown on the “For The Power” skill has been adjusted to 8 seconds

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue with the stacking effect from the Nodachi’s Monstrous Blade skill.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue with the Palace Guards when chaining together multiple skills. Now, after the Palace Guards have used the “Guard the Throne” skill, they will no longer perform any other actions until they have crouched down and entered into a defensive stance.
  • Resolved an issue where an effect would appear indicating that the Palace Guards were immune to crowd control when crowd-controlled in a defensive stance.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where players could get stuck in a specific place on the “Hidden City” map.
  • Resolved an issue where players could stand atop the roof on a house near the gate by A on the “Heilung Fjord” map.
  • Resolved an issue with pathfinding on the “Siege of White Elk Fort” map.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where party members sometimes wouldn't appear at the top of the player list on the loading screen when entering into a battle.

27/05/2021 - update

OPTIMISATIONS:

Miscellaneous:

  • Broken Blades will be converted into Bronze Coins, the resulting currency will be sent by mail.
  • House members of a high enough rank may now directly invite players from their Friends & Groups menu to join their House.
  • Added a display on the Ranked Battles panel to indicate how populated the queue currently is.

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Liao’s Rangers

  • Reduced the amount of units and warlords that the Liao's Rangers "Bludgeon" and “Gun Charge" skills can hit.
  • Increased Blunt armour penetration of “Bludgeon” by 15% and its blunt damage by 10%
  • Improved the targeting of the “Bludgeon” skill, it will no longer prioritize attacking the same target.
  • The damage from the skill “Bludgeon” now triggers earlier during its attack and is now more accurate.
  • The skill “Gun Charge” has had its targeting calculations improved so that it can better attempt to hit its target cap.

Shieldmaidens

The item cost of forging Shieldmaidens Unit Kit’s have been changed according to the following:

  • Wrought Iron x8 (down from 10)
  • Finished Leather x10 (down from 12)
  • Pure Copper x8 (down from 12)
  • Composite Wood x4 (down from 5)

The cost of buying this unit’s kit will be reduced to 4,000 Bronze Coins (down from 5,000) during Season VII: Wolves of Ragnarok.

Palace Guards

  • Shield Rush has had its cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (down from 60).
  • Added a new skill: “Guard The Throne”.
    • The Palace Guards squat down and assume a defensive position, reducing the charge damage they take from the front and becoming immune to crowd control effects for 5 seconds.
    • Their attacks while in a defensive position increase the damage enemies take from the Palace Guards' other skills.
    • While in a defensive position the Palace Guards gain access to the “For The Power” skill: The Palace Guards gain a quick boost to their movement speed moving towards the enemy and knocking them back with their shields.

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue where the “Vengeance” and “Nemesis'' nodes of the Nodachi hero skill “Monstrous Blade” was not taking effect.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue with sound effects when Berserkers were hit.
  • Resolved an issue where Berserkers could use skills while climbing ladders.
  • Resolved an issue where pressing C could reset the basic attack of Liao’s Rangers

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where a character might get stuck in cracks on the stairs near Point B on Dasuo Fort.
  • Resolved an issue where the invisible border on the Vashegy map could be seen.
  • Resolved an issue with wood and iron ore production in the Anadolou region.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where the effect of the Shortsword & Shield “Ormt” rune would override the Shortsword & shield set bonus effects.
  • Resolved an issue with the ownership of some small fiefs when conquered by the Imperial Restorationists.

20/05/2021 - update

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Adjusted the respawn point for the attackers on the Wall Fort siege map. After taking control of Point C, the attackers may now select between multiple spawn points.
  • Miscellaneous:

  • Hero Tokens from Season IV: Blood of the Empire, Season V: Legacy of Fire and Season VI: Scourge of Winter will be converted into Bronze Coins, the resulting currency being sent by mail.
  • The health of all Siege Towers has been increased to 111, 500 (up from 82,500)

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Shortbow

  • The 4 piece set bonus of the Desert Hawk armour set has been changed from: “After rolling, your armour-piercing ability increases 67%” to "After dodging, you will get an Armour Piercing buff, which is increased from 3% to 5% per stack."
  • UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

  • Improved upon the logic of the Ironcap Swordsmen's Rally to Me, making them quickly respond to orders under certain situations.
  • Ironcap Swordsmen's Rally to Me will grant them increased movement speed until they return to the hero.

BUG FIXES:

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the Block wouldn't be counted first when the Condottieri Guards were attacked after having used Shield Rush.
  • Resolved an issue where Sons of Fenrir moved oddly having been summoned at a supply point.
  • Resolved an issue where the skill positioning of Ironcap Swordsmen would change after interacting with a supply point.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where negative numbers would appear on the countdown in Jiujiang

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where Market orders (or resource piles from cancelled sales) had a chance to not belong to a city.
  • Resolved an issue where the exchange menu accessed by right-clicking some items would be blank.
  • Resolved an issue where when a player leaves a group from the World Map, they are still being shown as part of the group in the Group Search menu.
  • Resolved an issue where Field Camps built by Free Houses didn't have a Free Housesemblem.
  • Resolved an issue where a map search would sometimes display two cities with the same name.
  • Resolved an issue where, after completing previous seasons unit challenges, unclaimed rewards could sometimes not be claimed after a new season had begun as the difficulty had increased.
  • Resolved an issue where opening the Message Board of a city would sometimes lead to actions not being registered by the game.
  • Improved the logic of using XP from the Shared Unit XP Pool.
  • Resolved an issue with the number of fiefs the Imperial Restorationists declared war against.

13/05/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Added the Dasuo Fort map to the Siege Map rotation
  • The Tournament server has been added to the server list. This server, however, is only accessible to those participating in current tournaments and events

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Adjusted the flag position of point A on Harbour City, it is now more central on the wall.

Miscellaneous:

  • Previous event rewards such as "Duck Down" and "Kites" will be converted into Bronze Coins which will be sent to characters via in-game mail.

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Sons of Fenrir:

  • The Sons of Fenrir no longer deal damage to artillery.
  • While using the ‘Wolf’s Leap’ skill they will now take 80% reduced damage as they leave the ground.

Ironcap Swordsmen:

  • The ‘Shield Rush’ skill has been replaced with ‘Ironcap Charge’. For every 3 Ironcap Swordsmen who charge and hit the enemy, they deal additional armour penetration damage.
  • Added a new skill: ‘Rally to Me’ The Ironcap Swordsmen immediately return to the Warlord. If you are far away they will gain increased movement speed for 5 seconds.

BUG FIXES:

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to jump onto the roof of certain buildings on Heilung Fjord and Jiujiang maps.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue with the prompt when sending a house invite request to offline players.
  • Resolved an issue where units couldn't be healed in the fief Dreiwaelder while on the world map.
  • Resolved an issue where players were unable to craft artillery in the Horka fief
  • Resolved an issue where points on unit nodes would sometimes disappear.

29/04/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Added new daily login event for the Workers’ Festival.

  • Added new daily and weekly Warden quests and rewards.

  • Added new event currency: Broken Blades. Earned from daily login and drops from Siege and Field matchmaking battles, they can be exchanged with the Warden for special rewards, including Rare Schematic Chests. Simple Military Sacks can also be obtained during the event.

  • Enabled 50% XP boost for units and no unit losses or repairs for matchmaking battles.

 

WARLORD CHANGES

  • Resolved an issue with the descriptions for the Nodachi’s Monstrous Blade skill:

    1. Monstrous Blade II: "Each hit on an enemy transfers 10% of the damage taken by your enemy to your health" (this previously said 5%).

    2. Monstrous Blade III: "Each hit on an enemy transfers 15% of the damage taken by your enemy to your health" (this previously said 5%).

  • Resolved an issue where the bola held in Short Bow warlords’ hands would sometimes disappear when using the Throw Bola skill.

 

UNIT CHANGES

  • Resolved an issue where Liao’s Rangers would stop attacking after using the Devastation skill in close quarters.

  • Resolved an issue with the Tseregs’ Bloodbath node description.

  • Some changes were made to the voiceovers for Berserkers and Shieldmaidens units.

 

MAP CHANGES

  • Improved the layout around Point B on the Grassland Assault map by reducing the coverage of artillery fire to raise the survivability of those at the red respawn point.

  • Improved the routes and supply point at Point A on the White Elk Fort map to grant the attackers more strategic choices.

  • Adjusted the position of the trebuchet on Dasuo Fort so that it can now reach the end of the camp.

  • Resolved an issue where AI cavalry units would spawn close to player spawn points on the Fief Raid map.

SEASONAL CURRENCY CONVERSION

  • Leftover seasonal currency from previous seasons, which can no longer be used, will be converted into Bronze. The resulting currency will be sent to players’ Mail.

 

BUG FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Resolved a visual issue with the cloth on the female version of Thegn’s Hero Attire.

  • Improved sound cues when riding depending on the terrain.

  • Added two new pieces of background music to Reginopolis.

  • Resolved sound issue after being hit by a grapeshot cannon.

  • Improved the sound effect when being hit by a culverin.

  • Improved the sound effect when being hit by cannons or mortars.

  • Resolved an issue with page displays in Mail.

  • Resolved an issue where the Free Battles section of the Warband Builds menu would sometimes disappear.

  • Resolved an issue where a target could not be chosen for attack under certain circumstances.

  • Improved the attack and defend list on the right-hand side of the World Map for resource sites and other small fiefs.

  • Now, when an Imperial Restorationist is in command, only other Imperial Restorationists and their allies may join the battle.

  • War Declarations for Imperial Restorationists has been limited to three per region, per cohort.

  • House members may now share a link to their House where other players can learn more about them and join them.

  • Lieges and seneschals may now directly invite other players to join their house.

 

22/04/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Added the Avatars for the Avatar Contest winners. These will be made available through other means after their month exclusivity expires on May 20th.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Adjusted the location where the attackers’ units may retreat on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ siege map. The path the attackers’ units take as they retreat will be more rational 
  • Added the ability to see reinforcements arrive during a Territory War battle; coloured bars show how many players have loaded into the map ready to join the fight and replace fallen members on your team
    • Green bar - The player has loaded into the battle map.
    • Yellow bar - The player is still loading into the battle map.
  • Added the ability to search for cities, villages, and forts on the World Map by their name.

  • Improved unit motion synchronization, their motions should now be more fluid.

Miscellaneous:

  • When an event is active, right-clicking on an event item enables you to quickly access the exchange menu it is related to.

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Shieldmaidens:

  • Adjusted the timing of the buff acquired when using 'Guardian' while the Shieldmaidens wield their spears. They will now buff allies when they are close enough and will no longer be forced to raise their shields.
  • Improved the AI of the skill 'Cover Commander' while the Shieldmaidens wield their spears. They will now battle more actively when near the warlord and will use 'Triple Strike' more often.
  • Boosted their 'Stand Firm' skill. Now when the Shieldmaidens are wielding their spears, they will no longer be knocked down by cavalry charges. Cavalry units can still attack them from behind to break their formation.

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue where the ‘Monstrous Blade’ skill for Nodachi warlords deals extra piercing armour penetration and slashing armour penetration.
  • Resolved an issue where the display effects of Maul warlords combo strikes would disappear.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where models in the Unit Challenge menu would sometimes remain when they shouldn’t.
  • Resolved an issue where expired Auxiliary Units could still be taken into your army by talking to the watchman (though, they wouldn’t be taken into battle).
  • Resolved an issue where sound would disappear when selecting the ‘Sons of Fenrir’ within the Barracks and Unit Challenge interface.
  • Resolved an issue where the unit ‘Archer Militia’ would no longer have their notched arrows after changing attire at max level.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where attires were not displayed on the deathmatch map ‘Cliff Duel’.
  • Resolved an issue with the hull display for large ships setting forth from ‘Anadolou’.
  • Resolved an issue where some models of attire combinations didn’t display correctly on the World Map.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where some text didn’t fit within the borders.
  • Resolved an issue where the reins on the ‘Sleipnir’ horse attire didn’t display correctly.
  • Resolved an issue where the model for the ‘Horse of the Sea’ attire didn’t display correctly on the World Map.

 

15/04/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Activated ‘Kite Festival’ Event, available until April 29th.
  • Activated new chests at the Artisan which can be purchased with Attire Scraps, these will be available until April 29th.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Improved upon the destruction effect of the wall near A on the ‘Kurak Castle’ siege battle map.

Tutorial:

  • Reduced the number of targets on the ‘Artillery’ tutorial map.

BUG FIXES:

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue which occurred when players in certain circumstances encountered high latency and resupply would deduct Bronze Coins multiple times.
  • Resolved an issue where Resource Piles had a chance to not be removed even after all resources have been extracted.
  • Resolved an issue where the scroll of the Season II Unit challenges menu wouldn’t work.
  • Resolved an issue where text in some languages didn’t fit within text borders.
  • Resolved an issue where in certain circumstances it was impossible to purchase additional Vault Keys when finding a Secret Vault.
  • Resolved an issue with the physics of the cloak for ‘Chiyou’s Battle Attire’.

 

08/04/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Enabled the ‘Mass Excavation’ feature at the War Scholar. This feature allows you to use x10 Treatise or x10 Battle Relics at a time.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • It is now possible to break the stone houses on both sides of A on the siege map ‘Border Fort’.

Tutorial:

  • Replaced the default skills of weapons in the weapon tutorial.
    • ‘Shortsword & Shield’ skill ‘Barricade I’ is replaced by ‘Centurion’s Battle Drill I’.
    • ‘Longsword & Shield’ skill ‘Shield Bash I’ is replaced by ‘Sally Forth I’.
    • ‘Glaive’ skill ‘Charge I’ is replaced with ‘Hail of Blades I’.
    • ‘Poleaxe’ skill ‘Weapon Dance I’ is replaced with Lochaber Strike I’.
    • ‘Spear’ skill ‘Return of Jangar I’ is replaced with ‘Heaven’s Fury I’.
    • ‘Nodachi’ skill ‘Samurai’s March I’ is replaced with ‘Avalanche I’.
    • ‘Musket’ skill ‘Fine Gunpowder I’ is replaced with ‘Blackpowder Grenade I’.
    • ‘Dual Blade’ skill ‘Bo-Shurikens I’ is replaced with ‘Marked for Death I’.
    • ‘Bow’ skill ‘Bodkin-Tipped I’ is replaced with ‘Exploding Arrow I’.
    • ‘Short Bow’ skill ‘Parting Shot I’ is replaced with ‘Angry Hornets I’.
  • Added a new respawn point on the ‘Augolia’ tutorial map, which is available after breaking through the walls.

Miscellaneous:

  • Improved upon the Season VI: Scourge of Winter challenge for the Armiger Lancers. In stage 1, the challenge “In Expeditions, use ‘Yeomen’ 8 times” has been replaced with “In Expeditions, use cavalry 8 times”.
  • Added a ‘Difficulty is reduced’ label and tooltip on the Season VII Unit Challenges to make it clearer for newcomers that the difficulty will be raised/changed once the Season ends.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Runes:

  • The defence granted from the ‘Spear’ rune ‘Sindri’ has been reduced from 100 to 80.
  • The ‘Musket’ rune ‘Thrymheimr’ no longer reduces the cooldown of ‘Blackpowder Grenade’ by 2 seconds.
  • The special effects of the runes, Ormt’, ‘Fyrisvellir’ and ‘Galgvithr’ now only play once.

BUG FIXES:

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where special effects could still be seen while a Dual Blade hero in stealth.

 

01/04/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Enabled April Fools Event mode. For more details, stay tuned to our official website.
  • Enabled April Fools sales in the Store.
  • Added ‘Heilung Fjord’ to the Siege Battles map pool.
  • Added several new Avatars to the Avatar Interface. Find out how to unlock them by checking in-game!

HOUSES:

Searching for the perfect House to join can be difficult when there are many Houses within the House list that are inactive. Due to this have implemented the following system:

  • Houses which have had no members login for the last 60 days will be disbanded.
  • Disbandment of Houses will happen every Wednesday at 03:00 Server Time.
  • House leaders of the disbanded Houses will receive in-game mail informing them of the disbandment.
  • Names of disbanded Houses will become available for others to use once the House disbandment has happened.
  • House Founders (purple named Houses) are unaffected by this and will not be disbanded.

 

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue with pathfinding near the city gates in ‘Augolia’ and ‘Turul Város’ for Territory War.

  • Improved upon the visual guidance of placing the Grapeshot Cannon in the tutorial.

  • Resolved an issue where the tutorial victory prompt text for ‘Battle at the Storehouse’ was inconsistent with the map name.

Miscellaneous:

  • Re-enabled ‘Fief Raid’. Compensation will be sent to players who were affected by this content being disabled via in-game mail.
  • Challenges from previous seasons which require you to complete Rebel Camps can now be completed by participating in ‘Fief Raid’ content.
  • Removed ‘Heilung Fjord’ as a separate tile in the Standard Battles tab of the ‘J’ menu.
  • Added Avatars to the battle menu accessed via Tab.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Runes:

  • The movement speed for the rune ‘Bifrost’ has been increased from 25% to 50%.
  • The damage dealt by basic attacks for the Bow rune ‘’Vadgelmir’ has been reduced from 20% to 15% and no longer reduces the damage of critical strikes.
  • Changed the area effective range of special effects for runes ‘Fyrisvellir’ and ‘Galgvithr’, but their effects remain unchanged.
  • Changed the area effective range of effect gained from the Shortsword & Shield rune ‘Ormt’, but the effect of the rune remains unchanged.

 

SIEGE EQUIPMENT OPTIMISATION:

SIEGE EQUIPMENT

BEFORE

AFTER

Well-Made Mortar

Blunt Damage: 4600

Blunt Damage: 5600

Optimal Mortar

Blunt Damage: 5370

Blunt Damage: 6400

Grapeshot Cannon

Health: 6000

Health: 5500

Well-Made Grapeshot Cannon

Health: 7000

Health: 6000

Optimal Grapeshot Cannon

Health: 8000

Health: 6500

 

BUG FIXES:

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the ‘Prefecture Pikemen’ would lose their ‘Charge’ skill after interacting with a supply point.
  • Resolved an issue where the ‘Demesne Spearmen’ would lose their ‘Advance’ skill after interacting with a supply point.

Runes:

  • Resolved an issue when equipping the rune ‘Thrymheimr’ on a Musket hero would incorrectly alter the damage of ‘Blackpowder Grenade’.

Miscellaneous:

  • Improved upon using duplicate Battle Passes. Gaining the same season's Battle Pass multiple times will convert all subsequent usages into Glory, the cost of which will be equal to directly buying Glory.
  • Resolved an issue where some Wayside Inns would disappear for no reason.
  • Resolved an issue with tributes for being in possession of Trade Posts or Harbours.
  • Resolved an issue where the total price wouldn’t change when buying several items in the Season Shop.
  • Resolved an issue where it was sometimes not possible to add players to your Blocked list.
  • Resolved an issue where it wouldn’t be possible to scroll through pages in the score menu when there were more than 5 units present.
  • Resolved an issue where information on mouse-over tooltips on the map (accessed via M) for fief ownership was sometimes incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue where some mouse-over tooltips of fiefs were too long or exceeded the frame during Territory War.
  • Resolved an issue where player names would be displayed incorrectly in the Group menu.
  • Resolved a bug where bald characters would instead have a crew cut.
  • Resolved a bug where some AMD graphic cards would display ink-splash effects.

 

30/03/2021 - update

  • Polish localisation and language support enabled.

 

25/03/2021 - update

NEW CONTENT

  • Added the ‘Tiny Tyrant Maul’ Avatar to the Avatar interface. Complete the achievement by slaying 800 heroes with your Maul to unlock this avatar.

  • Added the ‘Hjordis’ Avatar to the Northlanders Store, which becomes purchasable once you have earnt 27,000 Favour.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

  • Adjusted the position and size of the ladders on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map to look more realistic.
  • Reduced the health of breakable walls on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map to ⅓ of its previous health.
  • Resolved a collision error near point C on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map which led to players and units getting stuck.
  • Changed how breakable walls are being shown on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map, making them easier to identify.

  • Added new animations for some breakable objects on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map.

  • Improved upon the route mapping of the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map, thereby diversifying strategic possibilities.

  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to mount through some structures on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map.
  • Improved the visual guidance of the Mounted Combat tutorial map’s entrance.

  • Resolved an issue where the interactive area of the supply point outside the walls would disappear on ‘The Storehouse’ map.

  • Resolved an issue where some ladders couldn’t be scaled on ‘The Storehouse’ Map.

  • Improved the AI retreat time on the ‘Augolia’ tutorial map, thereby increasing the time attackers units survive.
  • Added more map loading screens.
  • Resolved an issue where a collision of walls near B on the ‘Riverlands Castle’ map made it possible for heroes to begin floating in the air.

Miscellaneous:

  • Improved the visual display of the avatar ‘Guthrom Red-Eye’ which is purchasable in the Northlanders Store.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Corrected skill descriptions of the following skills:

CLASS

SKILL/NODE

BEFORE

AFTER

Maul

Mighty Mjölnir

Deal 100% base + 0 Blunt damage

Deal 100% of your base blunt damage

Bow

Rain of Arrows

Arrows deal 22% Basic + 292 Piercing Damage with Full-Charge

Arrows deal 22% Basic + 401 Piercing Damage with Full-Charge

Spear

Lugh's March I & II Prophecy node

Piercing Damage Multiplier +3%

Slashing Damage Multiplier +3%.

Spear

Lugh's March II & III Transformation node

Piercing Damage Multiplier +3%

Slashing Damage Multiplier +3%

Runes:

  • The rune ‘Bifrost’ can be performed while moving, but now you will move at 25% normal moving speed.

 

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Melee Infantry:

Swords & Shield Infantry:

  • Shortsword and Shield units will no longer automatically turn while in a shield formation, instead they will focus on maintaining their formation.
  • Adjusted the effect of Shield Charge, units are now immune to dazed effects from basic attacks during Shield Charge.

Sons of Fenrir:

  • Using ‘Beast’ commands them to pounce to the target's location, dealing speed-based extra damage.
  • Improved the leap direction of the ability ‘Wolf Leap’. The units will now leap towards enemies in the selected direction.
  • ‘Beast’ can no longer be used during ‘Wolf Leap’.

Polearm Infantry:

Applied the following adjustments to the ‘Swamp’ trait of Polearm Units:

  • Polearm Units from Rustic Era (Tenant Farmer, Village Watchmen) and Feudal Era (Demesne Pikemen):
    • Slow effect reduced from 60% to 30%.
    • Slow effect duration reduced from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
  • Polearm Units from the Chivalric Era (Pike Militia, Rattan Pikemen) and the Silver Era (Black Dragon Pikemen, Halberdiers, Prefecture Pikemen):
    • Slow effect reduced from 60% to 45%.

Ranged Infantry:

Musket Infantry:

  • When ordering Tercio Arquebusiers to attack in a certain direction, they will now prioritize attacking enemies in that direction more than they previously did.

 

BUG FIXES:

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where ‘Palace Guards’ would sometimes not be able to use ‘Shield Bash’ when attacking at very close distances.
  • Resolved an issue where the ‘Imperial Javelineers’ Veterancy Point node ‘Sharp-Edged Shield’ would reduce melee damage.
  • Resolved an issue where some of the ‘Imperial Pike Guards’ units would change direction on their own while running into obstacles during ‘Advance’.
  • Resolved an issue where ‘Tercio Arquebusiers’ wouldn't respond to formation commands quickly enough when reloading.
  • Resolved an issue where the Shield Charge of ‘Sword & Shield’ units wouldn't block melee attacks.
  • Resolved an issue where the Sons of Fenrir's ‘Beast’ skill could be used even after the hero had fallen.
  • Resolved an issue where ‘Paladin’ of Longsword & Shield heroes wouldn't correctly reduce the defence of enemies hit.
  • Resolved an issue where the Wyvern and Hydra nodes of ‘Dragon's Roar’ for Spear heroes wouldn't work.
  • Resolved an issue where the Poleaxe rune ‘Idavollr’ granted maximum health instead of actual health.
  • Resolved an issue where the Bow rune ‘Vadgelmir’ wouldn't take effect in some situations.
  • Resolved an issue where the Maul rune ‘Mimisbrunnr’ wouldn't take effect in some situations.
  • Resolved an issue where runes wouldn't take effect during duels.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to change weapon, runes, and skills during duels.
  • Resolved an issue where the prompt animation of the Rune Tutorial quest line for unlocking runes wouldn't have any sound.
  • Resolved an issue where the matching timer wouldn't be played while in the Season or Character menus.
  • Resolved an issue where there were visible seams at the neck of the female version of the Thegn's Attire.
  • Resolved an issue where the leather straps and cloth of the male version of the Thegn's Attire was displayed incorrectly.
  • Resolved an issue where the volume to the Thegn's Attire preview sound was too high.
  • Resolved an issue where the Odin’s Attire's cape wouldn't flutter naturally.
  • Improved the sparks effect of unit models within the Season Challenges menu.
  • Replaced the previous song of the Season Challenges main and submenus to the new seasons.
  • Resolved an issue where some title descriptions were incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue where the Taurus's description was incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue where defeating rebel camps in the ‘Fief Raid’s game mode wouldn't count toward quest progress.
  • Resolved an issue where the menu would flash too frequently when using Pay Off for units.
  • Adjusted the conclusion time of Thane’s daily quests. They now conclude together with the season's epic quests.
  • Resolved an issue with the item rewards for the first stage of the ‘Sons of Fenrir’ unit challenges.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where the banner animations on the ‘Heilung Fjord’ map would stop playing.

 

18/03/2021 - Season VII: Wolves of Ragnarok update

NEW CONTENT

  • Added 3 new Units, which are available from the Season VII Unit challenges, these units enjoy a Seasonal bonus which decreases their Leadership requirements by 10 and resupply cost is reduced by 50% for the duration of the Season.
    • 3-Star: Sons of Fenrir
    • 4-Star: Berserkers
    • 5-Star: Shieldmaidens
  • Activated the following Season VII Content:
    • Seasonal Unit Challenges for Season VII
    • Weekly Challenges
    • Campaign
    • Season VI Battle Pass
    • Season VI Battle Pass Bundle
    • Seasonal Store
  • Activated the Rune system.
  • Added Avatars and Frames to the ‘Character’ interface.
  • Added a new Siege map ‘Heliung Fjord’ to a separate tile in the ‘Matched Battles’ interface.
  • Added ‘Fief Raids’ as a separate tile in the ‘Matched Battles’ interface.
  • Activated the Favour system and the Northlands Store.

 

NEW UNITS AND UNIT CHALLENGES:

Added 3 New Units to the Seasonal Unit Challenge interface. You will be able to access these throughout the Season:

Unit

Previous Unit Unlock Requirement

Unlocks

3-Star: Sons of Fenrir

N/A

Challenges will be available from Week 1.

4-Star: Berserkers

You must unlock Sons of Fenrir before you can proceed with Challenges for this unit.

Challenges will be available from Week 3.

5-Star: Shieldmaidens

You must unlock Berserkers before you can proceed with Challenges for this unit.

Challenges will be available from Week 5.

Season III Unit Challenges:

Accessible from the Seasonal Interface, you can navigate back to previous seasons challenges. We have reduced the requirement to unlock Season III Units by 20%.

 

CAMPAIGN:

This Season’s Campaign is made up of 5 stages. Ungverija is the core region of Season VII with the main objective being Turul Város, Ungverijan fiefs will grant bonus influence to those that capture and hold them. At the end of the Season, if an alliance has ownership of Turul Város, their ruling house’s liege has a chance to be bestowed the Hegemon title and all of their members will receive additional rewards.

Stage

Details

Stage 1: The Baron’s War

March 18 - April 5

Territory War in: Ostaria, Anadolou

Inaccessible: Ungverija, Borderlands

 

Border Posts to Ungverija will open on March 29th, 12:00 Server Time. Once the borders are open, Territory War will begin in Ungverija

Stage 2: Heart of the World

April 5 - April 26

Territory War in: Ostaria, Anadolou,Ungverija

Inaccessible: Borderlands

 

Border Posts to the Borderlands will open on April 12th, 12:00 Server Time. Once the borders are open, Territory War will begin in the Borderlands.

Stage 3: The Chaos Spreads

April 26 - May 17

Territory War in: Ostaria, Anadolou,Ungverija, Borderlands

Stage 4: Usurp the Throne

May 17 - May 31

Territory War in: Ostaria, Anadolou,Ungverija, Borderlands

Battle for the capitals: Augolia (capital of Ostaria), Reginopolis (capital of Anadolou)

Stage 5: Imperial Dawn

May 31 - June 14

Territory War in: Ostaria, Anadolou,Ungverija, Borderlands

Battle for the capitals: Augolia (capital of Ostaria), Reginopolis (capital of Anadolou)

Battle for the core capital: Turul Város (capital of Ungverija)

 

RUNE SYSTEM:

Runes are sacred artefacts that can be attached to your warlord's weapon, helmet and armour which improve their attributes such as health, attack and defence as well as providing special abilities and bonuses. This opens up a completely new way to play Conqueror's Blade, allowing you to make your Warlord feel more unique and adapt your Warlord to fit your own playstyle. Runes are Season-based and will expire with the end of the Season, however, the system itself will persist throughout future seasons.

Unlocking Runes:

Runes are unlocked by progressing your Seasonal Level.

Press F5 and navigate to the Seasonal Runes tab. From this panel, you can see your current Seasonal level and all of the runes that can be unlocked for the Season, you can claim your runes from this panel once you reach the required level.

Types of Runes:

Runes can be infused into weapons, helmets, and armour (chest piece). Each of the different item slots provides you with a certain selection of runic powers.

Types

Common

Can be equipped on either Helm, Weapon or Armour.

Weapon

Can only be equipped to specific Weapon classes.

Helm

Can be only equipped to Helmets.

Armour

Can only be equipped to Armour (chest piece).

Different Runes also require different amounts of Rune Power. Each of the three slots on any piece of weapon, helmet or armour have a maximum amount of Rune Power you may allocate, with higher-grade Runes requiring more Rune Power.

Grades

Legendary

Requires 4 Rune Power to equip.

Epic

Requires 3 Rune Power to equip.

Rare

Requires 2 Rune Power to equip.

Uncommon

Requires 1 Rune Power to equip

Equipping Runes:

You can equip Runes by:

1) Pressing F5 > Seasonal Runes > Runecrafting.

2) Pressing P > Right-click the piece of gear you want to infuse runes to

3) Pressing P > Underneath your equipped Weapon and Armour, click on the Rune icon

Once you have navigated to the Runecrafting interfaces via any of the above methods, select the desired Weapon, Helmet or Armour you want to infuse the Rune, then select the rune you wish to infuse.

 

AVATARS AND FRAMES:

We have added Avatars and Frames to give warlords more customisation for their character. You can change your avatar and frame by accessing the Character interface (via ‘P’).

Unlocking Avatars and Frames:

Avatars can be unlocked by completing specific Achievements, all information to unlock a specific avatar can be found in the Avatar interface. When you complete an achievement, navigate to Character interface (via ‘P’) > Career > Achievements to claim and unlock your new avatar.

Frames are more exclusive and harder to obtain, these are issued by the Conqueror’s Blade team or granted as end-of-season rewards, for example being Grand Champion in Ranked Battles.

Displaying Avatars and Frames:

Avatar and Frames are displayed in the following locations:

  • Group interface
  • When checking players information
  • Battle Kill Prompts
  • Battle Loading Screen
  • Leaderboards

 

SEASONAL WEEKLY QUESTS

There are twelve weeks of challenges to complete for Season VII: Wolves of Ragnarok, progress through the challenges to learn more about the heroes in this season’s lore and to gain glory.

As the new season begins on March 18th (Thursday), the first weekly challenges will be from March 18th until March 28th 24:00 Server time. This ensures that you have enough time to complete all quests. After the first weekly challenges, late rones will run from Monday through to Sunday as per usual.

 

SEASONAL EPIC QUESTS

We have added four new main quests this Season:

Quest

How to Unlock

Requirements

The Lore of The Runes

Unlocks at Level 15

N/A

Wolf Hunting

Unlocks at Level 30

Completion of the The Lore of The Runes questline

Going Berserk

Unlocks at 12:00 server time, March 29th

Completion of the Wolf Hunting questline

Choosers of the Slain

Unlocks at 12:00 server time, April 5th

Completion of the Wolf Hunting questline

 

NORTHLANDERS STORE AND FAVOUR:

Gain fame with the Northlanders and Guthorm throughout Season VII. Approach Thane in the capitals (Augolia, Reginopolis or Turul Város) to gain access to the Northlander’s store which hosts a variety of different items.

Earning Favour:

Favour can be earnt by any of the following methods:

  • By paying tribute to the Northlanders. You can do this by bringing materials to Thane, you can do this a maximum of 6 times per week.
  • Completing Thane’s daily quest.
  • Completing Seasonal Epic Quests (see above)
  • By participating in Fief Raids (accessed via the matched battles interface. J > Fief Raid)
  • By participating in Heliung Fjord Siege Battles (only while Heliung Fjord is a separate tile in the matched battles interface).

War Plunder:

Matchmaking battles and Expeditions have a chance of rewarding Gold Armlets, Silver Armlets and Bronze Armlets, you can use these to pay tribute to the Northlanders.

 

OPTIMISATIONS:

Battle Pass System:

We’ve made some adjustments to the Battle Pass system for Season VII.

Blades:

Blades were introduced as part of Season VI as a secondary currency that players could earn via the Battle Pass which could be used to purchase Antique attires. Based on players feedback and data, we have made adjustments to the Seasonal Store and the Seasonal Currency.

  • Hero Tokens will no longer be part of the Battle Pass, only Blades can be earned via the Battle Pass in Season VII.
  • Blades are the only Seasonal currency available in Season VII.
  • Blades from Season VI can be used in Season VII and will be carried over to future Seasons.
  • Blades earned in Season VII will be able to be carried over to future Seasons.
  • Blades have a cap of 10,000. Please make sure to spend your Blades before you earn more.
  • Blades will now only be displayed in the Seasonal Store interface, they will no longer be stored in your inventory.
  • Blades can be used to purchase Season VII Weapon Skins, Season VII unit and horse attires, Consumables,  Wrath of the Nomads Antique attires and Soldier of Fortune Antique attires.

Antique Attires and the Seasonal Store:

Antique attires based on attires from Season III: Soldiers of Fortune have been added to the Seasonal Store.

Things to note:

  • Season III Antique Weapon Attires have been added to the store and will only be available throughout Season VII.
  • Season III Antique Hero and Unit attires will be on a 20% discount for Season VII and their price will rise in future Seasons.
  • Season II Antique Hero and Unit attires which were available in Season VI are now full price.
  • Season II Antique Weapon Attires have been removed from the Seasonal Store.

Attire Previews:

Warlords are able to preview Thegn's Hero Attire and the Odin’s Hero attire in full-screen mode via the Battle Pass interface. To do this, select one of the two attires you are interested in previewing and press the little eye symbol on the far right of the screen.

Attire Idle Animations:

We have added special idle animations for warlords who wear the complete set of either the Thegn’s Hero Attire or the Odin’s Hero Attire.

Premium Account Improvements:

Adjusted the amount of War points required for extra Vault Keys.

War Points

Reward

5

Vault Key x2

35

Vault Key x2

75

Vault Key x2

125

Vault Key x2

 

User Interface:

Weekly Quest interface:

  • Added a Premium Account time remaining prompt.
  • Emphasized additional rewards granted by having Premium Account.

Battle Results interface:

  • Added a separate line for Experience, Bronze Coins, Honour and Glory gained by having Premium Account.
  • Added a separate line for Experience, Bronze Coins, Honour and Glory gained via Boost events and other activities.

  • Added a display of the additional Experience gained by having Premium Account above the XP bar in the battle results menu.

Maps:

Siege Battle Maps

To improve the gameplay experience of the attacking side during matchmaking siege battles, we have added a safe spawn point near the attacker’s base during each stage. Players may opt to spawn here, however, we have not made any changes to the default spawn point at the front lines.

Augolia (Siege)

The attackers have a difficult time on Augolia as it is difficult to maintain offence, leading to them having a rather low win rate. Thus, we have added a supply point for the defenders which can be occupied, enabling the attackers to spawn nearby and increase their reinforcements.

Sun City (Siege)

The terrain of Sun City is incredibly open and the two sides spawn quite far away from each other, this has led to the attackers having too much ground to play with, making it easy to use mobility as an advantage. This has made it difficult for the defenders to attain victory, and the attacker’s win rate has remained consistently high. Due to this, we have adjusted the reward times for Capturing A and B for the attacker down from 3 minutes to 2 minutes. High mobility is still encouraged, but with this change the tolerance for error is smaller.

Tutorial Maps:

Resolved some known bugs with the tutorial maps to improve the overall experience. Changes include:

  • Reduced the number of dummies during the cavalry tutorial and adjusted their placements. This should make it easier for the various weapon classes.
  • A weapons guide will now be displayed for the weapon you are using when battling against the NPC Rupert in the weapon tutorial.
  • Improved the UI information display of the weapon tutorial. Overhead NPC information will no longer be shown through walls, and the minimap menu has been closed.
  • Resolved an issue where players could interact with the Weapon Rack while mounted.
  • Resolved an issue where the Sprint button would sometimes be displayed incorrectly.
  • Resolved an issue where mounting the walls in the Augolia tutorial map from a Siege Tower would sometimes make it impossible to destroy the walls.
  • Improved the supply point inside the walls in the Augolia tutorial map.
  • Added a Battering Ram outside the gates of B on the Frontier Camp map.
  • Added a new quest to the tutorial which asks you to complete Training Camp matches.

Miscellaneous Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to mount near certain walls in the tavern of Turul Város.
  • Resolved an issue where no sound was played when pushing Battering Rams on the maps ‘The Storehouse’ and ‘Lesser Greenpeak’.
  • Loading screens of all snow filled maps have been replaced with a non-snow filled version.

World Map:

We have made some improvements to the tooltips on the Map and World Map in this season. The new tooltips have a more aesthetic design and it is easier to read. This affects the Region Capitals, Fiefs and Resource Sites.

 

NEW PLAYER OPTIMISATION:

To improve the new player experience, and to avoid features becoming available too rapidly, we are adjusting the levels at which some features become available, this should allow it to be easier for players to ease into the game at a good pace.

  • Mercenaries - Available from player level 10 (previously was 11)
  • Events - Available at level 15 (previously was 7)
  • Seasons - Available from player level 15 (previously was 7)
  • Market - Available from player level 18 (previously was 10)
  • Technology - Available from player 25 (previously was 18)

We have also adjusted Hero experience gained from the Hero’s Journey - Path of Bravery:

  • 1st stage of quests have had their experience reduced from 3,000 to 1,000
  • 2nd stage of quests have had their experience reduced from 4,000 to 2,000.
  • 3rd stage of quests have had their experience reduced from 7,000 to 5,000.

We’ve also made some adjustments to the amount of experience required to level up units.

  • Raised the amount of experience to progress a Unit from Level 1 to Level 2 from 2,000 to 10,000.
  • Raised the amount of experience to progress a Unit from Level 2 to Level 3 from 6,000 to 12,000.
  • Raised the amount of experience to progress a Unit from Level 3 to Level 4 from 14,000 to 15,000.

 

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Unification Changes:

According to gameplay data and player feedback, the iteration of skills that reduce the enemies defence are over-tuned across the board, which has led to defence having a fairly low value and not feeling like it has any effect on the battlefield. With more and more units being added to the game, warlord's survivability has taken a hit, so we are making the following adjustments.

All Weapons:

  • Base health for all weapons has been increased by 2,500.

Spear:

  • The skill ‘Gungnir’s Greeting’ no longer reduces the defence of enemies hit, and the extra effect of ‘Gungnir’s Greeting I’ has been changed to ‘Every time you hit an enemy, your armour penetration increases by 2% and damage taken is reduced by 2%. The effect lasts for 6 seconds, and can stack up to 10 times’.
  • The skills ‘Overhead Strike’ and ‘Dragon’s Roar’ extra effect has changed from ‘This attack punctures the target's armour, reducing their defense’ to ‘Every time you hit an enemy, your armour penetration increases by 2% and damage taken is reduced by 2%. The effect lasts for 6 seconds, and can stack up to 10 times.’

Bow:

  • Enemies hit by the skill ‘Bodkin-Tipped I’ have their defence reduced from 30% to 10%.
  • Enemies hit by the skill ‘Bodkin-Tipped II’ have their defence reduced from 40% to 20%.
  • Enemies hit by the skill ‘Bodkin-Tipped III’ have their defence reduced from 50% to 30%.

Short Bow:

  • Enemies hit by the skill ‘Steel-tipped Arrow II’ have their defence reduced from 30% to 20%.
  • Enemies hit by the skill ‘Steel-tipped Arrow III’ have their defence reduced from 30% to 20%.

Poleaxe:

Based on gameplay data and player feedback we are adjusting the Poleaxe to increase its damage capability against units.

Changes:

  • Added a new dismount skill ‘Combat Dismount’. Dismount straight into combat, inflicting 200% of your base slashing damage.Extra Effect: Knocks down enemies.
  • Increased the extra effect which slows your target for the skill ‘The Old billhook’ from 20% to 40%.
  • Greatly increased the block break of basic attacks and skills.

Longsword and Shield:

The Longsword and Shield’s damage output is lower than anticipated, therefore we are raising the damage output of its skills.

Changes:

  • Increased each attack’s base slash damage by 10% for the skill ‘With Valour;.
  • Replaced the extra effect for the ‘Paladin’ skill. Instead of reducing the target's movement speed, it will now reduce the defence when hitting enemies by 15% for 6 seconds.
  • Increased each attack’s block break by 150 for the skill ‘Shield Bash’.
  • The final attack for the skill ‘Sally Forth’ will not knock enemies back within a small range.
  • Increased the block break of basic attacks.

Spear:

Based on gameplay data and player feedback, we have learned that the Spear’s burst damage exceeds our expectations, therefore we are making the following adjustments.

Changes:

  • The skill ‘Full Tilt Charge’ can no longer maintain charge once the mount’s endurance has been depleted.
  • The block break for the skill ‘Procris’s Gift’ has been reduced from 1,000 to 500.
  • Reduced the base damage bonus of the skill ‘Dragon’s Roar I’ from 367% to 350% and its set damage from 4,783 to 4,183.
  • Reduced the base damage bonus of the skill ‘Dragon’s Roar II’ from 367% to 350% and its set damage from 5,719 to 5,119.
  • Reduced the base damage bonus of the skill ‘Dragon’s Roar III’ from 367% to 350% and its set damage from 6,655 to 6,055.
  • Increased the block break of basic attacks.
  • The hit box of the skill ‘Dismounting Strike’ has been changed to better conform to the visual effect.

BEFORE

AFTER

Shortsword and Shield:

Based on gameplay data and player feedback we are adjusting Shortsword and Shield to give it a better balance of risk and reward.

Changes:

  • Once the defensive buff of the skill ‘Ironsides’ runs out, you will be weakened for 4 seconds, reducing the warlord’s defence by 15%
  • Increased the block break of basic attacks.

Dual Blade:

The Dual Blades are currently performing well, however when ‘Ambush’ is used when coming out of Stealth we have found that the armour penetration is a bit too high, therefore we are adjusting that.

Changes:

  • Reduced the armour penetration by 30% for the skill ‘Ambush’.

Glaive:

The Glaive is a fairly well-rounded and highly versatile weapon, however it’s damage against units is slightly worse than anticipated, therefore we are making the following adjustments.

Changes:

  • Increased the area of attack and the amount of units it may hit. This serves to increase its overall Area of Effect (AoE) damage.
  • Increased the block break of basic attacks.

Nodachi:

Our ambition with the Nodachi is to make it a weapon which relies on chaining skills together, making it a high risk and high reward type weapon. Due to this, we are going to be making adjustments to it’s Health Drain, Bloodthisty and Survivability.

  •  Increased the block break of basic attacks and skills.
  • Adjusted the range of ‘Dragon’s Leap’ by modifying the hit box of the skill and adjusted the speed at which damage is dealt.

BEFORE

AFTER

 

  • Adjusted the effects of the skills Bloodthirsty and Monstrous Blade, details in the table below.

SKILL

BEFORE

AFTER

Bloodthirsty

Grants 25% Life Drain. Piercing and slashing armour penetration are increased 15% for 8 seconds.

Grants 20% Life Drain effect, reduces damage taken by 20%, and increases movement speed by 20%. Lasts 8 seconds.

Monstrous Blade I

Allows you to steal an opponent's health for 10 seconds. Each hit on an enemy transfers 20% of the damage taken from your enemy to your health.

Extra Effect: Consumes Bloodbath effect and restores 1500 Health per second for 4 seconds.

Adds a 5% Life Steal effect to your attacks for 12 seconds. Consumes Bloodlust/Bloodbath effect. Each stack of Bloodlust will increase Life Steal effect by 5% Consuming Bloodbath increases Life Steal effect by 30%. This skill can add a 45% Life Steal effect at most.

Extra Effect: Consuming Bloodlust/Bloodbath also provides a healing effect. Each stack of Bloodlust restores 200 health per second, and Bloodbath restores 1200 health per second. Lasts 4 seconds. Can restore up to 1800 health per second.

Monstrous Blade II

Allows you to steal an opponent's health for 12 seconds. Each hit on an enemy transfers 30% of the damage taken from your enemy to your health.

Extra Effect: Consumes Bloodbath effect and restores 1500 Health per second for 4 seconds.

Adds a 10% Life Steal effect to your attacks for 12 seconds. Consumes Bloodlust/Bloodbath effect. Each stack of Bloodlust will increase Life Steal effect by 5%. Consuming Bloodbath increases Life Steal effect by 30%. This skill can add a 45%Life Steal effect at most.

Extra Effect: Consuming Bloodlust/Bloodbath also provides a healing effect. Each stack of Bloodlust restores 200 health per second, and Bloodbath restores 1200 health per second. Lasts 4 seconds. Can restore up to 1800 health per second.

Monstrous Blade III

Allows you to steal an opponent's health for 14 seconds. Each hit on an enemy transfers 40% of the damage taken from your enemy to your health.

Extra Effect: Consumes Bloodbath effect and restores 1500 Health per second for 4 seconds.

Adds a 15% Life Steal effect to your attacks for 12 seconds. Consumes Bloodlust/Bloodbath effect. Each stack of Bloodlust will increase Life Steal effect by 5%. Consuming Bloodbath increases Life Steal effect by 30%. This skill can add a 45% Life Steal effect at most.

Extra Effect: Consuming Bloodlust/Bloodbath also provides a healing effect. Each stack of Bloodlust restores 200 health per second, and Bloodbath restores 1200 health per second. Lasts 4 seconds. Can restore up to 1800 health per second.

Maul:

The Maul is too strong when it comes to breaking the enemies formation, but it also requires the player to master the usage of Stamina, so we are making the following adjustments:

  • Increased the stamina cost when running with the skill ‘Mighty Mjölnir’. You can no longer run once stamina has been depleted.
  • Increased the stamina cost when running after having grappled an enemy with the skill ‘Strike and Grapple’.
  • Increased the stamina recovery speed by 10%.
  • Reduced the block break of some basic attacks and skills.
  • Reduced the block break of the first and second hits of Maelstrom I, II and III.
  • Reduced the block break of the first and second hits of Up from Hel I, II and III

 

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Melee Infantry:

In Season VI, infantry units were a bit on the weaker side, they deal less damage than other units and they can’t take as much damage as they previously could, so we’re making some changes in Season VII to remedy some of these issues.

The initial health listed in the tables below reflects a unit's basic health, plus their health gained when levelling up by 1. For example, the Serf’s initial health shown in the in-game Unit interface is 3691 + 129. Swords & Shield Infantry:

Sword and shield units have a hard time dealing with shield units, even when having an advantage in numbers they can barely ever break through the enemies defences due to their low damage, so we have increased the block break of all Sword and Shield infantry units by 60%.

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Serfs

Initial Health: 3691

Health per level: 129

Initial Health: 3814

Health per level: 209

Woodcutters

Initial Health: 3517

Health per level: 127

Initial Health: 3636

Health per level: 170

Martellatori

Initial Health: 3787

Initial Health: 4562

Sword Militia

Initial Health: 4266

Health per level: 149

Initial Health: 4591

Health per level: 229

Ironcap Swordsmen

Initial Health: 4600

Health per level: 160

Slashing Armour Penetration: 958

Slashing Damage: 920

Initial Health: 4873

Health per level: 204

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1038

Slashing Damage: 973

Rattan Roundshields

Initial Health: 4769

Health per level: 152

Initial Health: 5003

Health per level: 225

Prefecture Guards

Initial Health: 5501

Health per level: 154

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1128

Initial Health: 5796

Health per level: 173

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1240

Squires

Initial Health: 5605

Health per level: 156

Piercing Damage: 1170

Initial Health: 6084

Health per level: 194

Piercing Damage: 1326

Condottieri Guards

Initial Health: 5501

Health per level: 154

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1060

Initial Health: 5705

Health per level: 188

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1164

Palace Guards

Initial Health: 6034

Health per level: 144

Slashing Damage: 1215

Initial Health: 7146

Health per level: 200

Slashing Damage: 1314

Tseregs

Initial Health: 6250

Health per level: 225

Blunt Armour Penetration: 1238

Blunt Damage: 1307

 

Initial Health: 6611

Health per level: 231

Blunt Armour Penetration: 1593

Blunt Damage: 1432

Increased block break of basic attacks by 50.

Men-at-Arms

Initial Health: 5938

Health per level: 148

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1521

Initial Health: 6485

Health per level: 231

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1621

Symmachean Paladin

Initial Health: 5941

Health per level: 148

Initial Health: 6494

Health per level: 162

Azaps

Initial Health: 5886

Health per level: 164

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1232

Initial Health: 6565

Health per level: 183

Slashing Armour Penetration: 1352

Spearmen Infantry:

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Spear Militia

Initial Health: 5024

Health per level: 150

Initial Health: 5470

Health per level: 218

Demesne Pikemen

Initial Health: 4820

Health per level: 144

Initial Health: 5522

Health per level: 220

Ironcap Spearmen

Initial Health: 6157

Health per level: 153

Initial Health: 7029

Health per level: 246

Imperial Spear Guards

Initial Health: 6709

Health per level: 147

Initial Health: 8027

Health per level: 176

Spear Sergeants

Initial Health: 6497

Health per level: 162

Initial Health: 7083

Health per level: 177

Symmachean Stalwarts

Initial Health: 6561

Health per level: 131

Initial Health: 7110

Health per level: 142

Black Dragon Spearmen

Initial Health: 5429

Initial Health: 7163

Symmachean Stalwarts:

Based on player feedback and gameplay data, the Symmachean Stalwarts far exceeded our expectations, therefore we are making the following adjustments:

  • Reduced their movement speed from 5.2 to 4.7
  • Resolved an issue where their shields would provide defence on the sides as well as on the front of the shield. The shield will now only provide defence from the front.

Javelin Infantry:

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Javelin Militia

Initial Health: 4695

Health per level: 164

Piercing Armour Penetration: 960

Initial Health: 4926

Health per level: 197

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1100

Demesne Javelineers

Initial Health: 4409

Health per level: 154

Piercing Armour Penetration: 850

Initial Health: 4629

Health per level: 185

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1000

Imperial Javelineers

Initial Health: 5914

Health per level: 147

Initial Health: 6219

Health per level: 189

Javelin Sergeants

Initial Health: 6015

Health per level: 150

Initial Health: 6500

Health per level: 162

Black Dragon Javelineers

Initial Health: 5072

Initial Health: 5872

Polearm Infantry:

Polearm Infantry units were too weak against cavalry in Season VI which has led to warlords feeling that there is no good counter to cavalry units. We want to emphasise the advantage of using polearm units against cavalry, therefore we are making the following adjustments:

Changes:

  • Changed the trait ‘Anti-Cavalry’ to ‘Swamp’.
  • Trait effect has been changed from ‘Deal 10% increased damage against cavalry’ to ‘Deal 16% increased damage to cavalry. Damaging a cavalry unit also slows them by 60% for 2 seconds’.
  • All polearm units have the ‘Swamp’ trait.
  • Updated the values for various unit attributes, details in the table below.

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Village Watchmen

Initial Health: 3202

Health per level: 112

Piercing Armour Penetration: 628

Initial Health: 3499

Health per level: 174

Piercing Armour Penetration: 758

Tenant Farmers

Initial Health: 3445

Health per level: 120

Piercing Armour Penetration: 895

Initial Health: 3733

Health per level: 173

Piercing Armour Penetration: 925

Demesne Pikemen

Initial Health: 4181

Health per level: 146

Piercing Armour Penetration: 945

Initial Health: 4380

Health per level: 188

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1015

Pike Militia

Initial Health: 5047

Health per level: 151

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1145

Initial Health: 5407

Health per level: 200

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1274

Rattan Pikemen

Initial Health: 4937

Health per level: 162

Initial Health: 5054

Health per level: 227

Halberdiers

Initial Health: 4845

Health per level: 135

Initial Health: 5191

Health per level: 155

Landsknechts

Initial Health: 4883

Health per level: 136

Initial Health: 5229

Health per level: 157

Prefecture Pikemen

Initial Health: 5239

Health per level: 130

Piercing Damage: 1069

Initial Health: 5572

Health per level: 167

Piercing Damage: 1147

Imperial Pike Guards

Initial Health: 6232

Health per level: 186

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1431

Piercing Damage: 1018

Initial Health: 6684

Health per level: 200

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1455

Piercing Damage: 1088

Halberdier Sergeants

Initial Health: 5719

Health per level: 142

Initial Health: 6388

Health per level: 159

Fortebraccio Pikemen

Initial Health: 5925

Health per level: 148

Piercing Damage: 1006

Initial Health: 6543

Health per level: 170

Piercing Damage: 1092

Black Dragon Pikemen

Initial Health: 4840

Initial Health: 5529

Other:

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Iron Reapers

Initial Health: 6537

Health per level: 117

Blunt Armour Penetration: 1281

Initial Health: 7540

Health per level: 135

Blunt Armour Penetration: 1537

Silhadars

Initial Health: 6000

Health per level: 108

Initial Health: 6852

Health per level: 123

Ranged Infantry:

Bow Infantry:

Ranged units have underperformed for a very long time, while they have the advantage of range (as their type suggests) they have too low armour penetration, they’re ineffective when trying to put pressure on the enemies during battles, and they are ineffective when attempting to threaten the enemies back lines. Due to their ineffectiveness in battle, they have gradually been replaced by crossbow and firearm units, we want to increase the amount of warlords bringing bow units into battle, therefore we are making the following changes:

  • Increased the accuracy of all bow units against far away targets.
  • Updated the values for various unit attributes, details in the table below.

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Archer Militia

Piercing Armour Penetration: 714

Piercing Armour Penetration: 912

Levy Bowmen

Piercing Armour Penetration: 783

Piercing Armour Penetration: 980

Ironcap Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 772

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1011

Demesne Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 844

Piercing Armour Penetration:1026

Prefecture Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 886

Piercing Damage: 1452

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1079

Piercing Damage: 1500

Vanguard Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 984

Piercing Damage: 1670

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1186

Piercing Damage: 1692

Rattan Vipers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 828

Piercing Damage: 1171

Leadership Cost: 195

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1018

Piercing Damage: 1260

Leadership Cost: 165

Incendiary Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 927

Piercing Damage: 1523

Leadership Cost: 190

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1079

Piercing Damage: 1560

Leadership Cost: 180

Namkhan Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1051

Piercing Damage: 1146

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1180

Piercing Damage: 1200

Vassal Longbowmen

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1180

Piercing Damage: 1692

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1389

Piercing Damage: 1776

Imperial Archers

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1224

Piercing Damage: 1603

Piercing Armour Penetration: 1277

Piercing Damage: 1620

Demesne Arbalist

Piercing Damage: 1367

Piercing Damage: 1529

Demesne Crossbowmen

Piercing Damage: 1294

Piercing Damage: 1437

Musket Infantry:

We have reduced the reloading time of all musket units by 8%. This change excludes the use of skills.

UNIT

BEFORE

AFTER

Ironcap Arquebusiers

Piercing Damage: 2231

Piercing Damage: 2347

Demesne Arquebusiers

Piercing Damage: 2581

Piercing Damage: 2670

Janissaries

Piercing Damage: 2520

Piercing Damage: 2580

Kriegsrat Fusiliers

Piercing Damage: 2638

Piercing Damage: 2698

Imperial Arquebusiers

Piercing Damage: 2712

Piercing Damage: 2748

Tercio Arquebusiers

Piercing Damage: 1903

Piercing Damage: 2184

Cavalry:

Khevtuul:

The Khevtuuls are designed as a unit that can harass the enemy by providing supporting damage and they’re also intended to be a unit that are capable of breaking the enemy's ranks, therefore we are making the following changes.

Changes:

  • Piercing damage is increased by 100 and attacks weaken defence by 3% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 5 times for the skill ‘Locust Swarm’.

Leadership Costs:

With this update, we are making significant changes to balancing, meaning that units that were previously powerful have a hard time retaining their strength, due to this we are going to roll out a series of changes to their Leadership cost to better reflect their strength in battle. We are starting with Kheshigs and Rattan Rangers, more changes will be released overtime.

Kheshigs:

  • Leadership Cost is reduced from 350 to 325.

Rattan Rangers:

  • Leadership Cost is reduced from 330 to 320.