28/01/2022 - Update

NEW CONTENT:

  • Activated Lunar Festival 2022 Events and Sales.

OPTIMISATIONS:

WORLD MAP CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS:

We are making the following improvements to Fief Quests:

  • When you earn artillery and luxury goods from fief quests, these will be placed into your Wagon if there is enough space. Otherwise, the rewards will be temporarily stored in the city's resource pile.

  • Added information to the Fief Quest menu that clearly shows the bonus rewards and reward multipliers of quests.
  • Improved the items required for some fief quests. Tradeable artillery can now be submitted to ‘Developments and Profits IV’ quests requiring epic artillery.
  • Resolved an issue with the completion times and star levels of ‘In Service To The Realm IV’ quests requiring kits
  • Added a lock icon in the upper right corner of non-tradeable items that can be obtained from fief quest rewards. This is visible when you Ctrl-click on a reward chest to see its contents.

  • Improved the food bar display when marching on the World Map to increase clarity.

  • Resources from all regions can be refined in Conqueror's City
  • Resolved an issue where fiefs belonging to AI factions would still belong to them after they were reclaimed by Imperial Restorationists.

WAR SCHOLAR EXCAVATION CHANGES:

  • Added New Doctrines in the Carrion Bird's Banquet:

    • Pike Defence Doctrine: Reduced damage taken from cavalry by 30% while using Brace.

    • Fearless Charge Doctrine: Damage taken is reduced by 30% while charging.

  • Added New Doctrines in the Field of Broken Lances:

    • Cavalry Assault Doctrine: Deal 20% increased damage to cavalry units. Deal 20% reduced damage to ranged and melee infantry units.

 

RANKED BATTLE REWARD CHANGES:

We are adjusting the weekly win and rank rewards of Ranked Battles to award those Warlords who perform well. Following this change, Warlords will be able to re-claim rewards based on their rank.

Weekly Win Rewards:

 

Reward 1

Quantity

Reward 2

Quantity

Reward 3

Quantity

2 Weekly Wins.

Honor

500

Bronze Coins

10,000

Advanced Unit XP Card

1

5 Weekly Wins.

Honor

1,000

Bronze Coins

15,000

Rare Schematic Selection

1

 

Rank Rewards:

Name

Reward 1

Quantity

Reward 2

Quantity

Reward 3

Quantity

Rookie

Honour

500

Rare Artillery Selection Box

5

\

\

Contestant

Honour

1,000

Powdered Silver

100

\

\

Brawler

Honour

2,500

Treatise

5

\

\

Fighter

Treatise

5

Epic Artillery Selection Box

3

\

\

Slayer

Epic Barding Schematic Crate

2

Treatise

5

\

\

Gladiator

Treatise

5

Random Legendary Artillery Chest

1

\

\

Arena Hero

Epic Barding Schematic Crate

4

Lotus Water

5

\

\

Imperial Hero

Treatise

5

Imperial Hero Title

1

Imperial Hero Frame

1

Grand Champion

Epic Armour Schematic Crate

1

Grand Champion Title

1

Grand Champion Frame

1

Maps:

Improved the Territory War map Shield of the Capital. Added a respawn point closer to the front after the attacker occupies the center of the map. This means that the attackers' reinforcements can reach the battle quicker.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Pike:

The Pike is the most used weapon in Conqueror’s Blade with a usage rate of 21.5% (with the Spear being second at a usage rate of 11%). Its statistics are overly high, especially its ability to survive and escape during a chaotic skirmish on the battlefield, which makes it superior to other medium armoured heroes. Due to this, we will make adjustments to the ‘Wandering Dragon’ skill to slightly reduce the Pike’s extreme burst potential and enable other weapons to stand against them.

  • Reduced the invulnerability window of all stages of the ‘Wandering Dragon’ skill to 0.3 seconds (down from 0.5 seconds).
  • Adjusted the damage of the second phase of the ‘Sky Dragon’ skill to 150% base blunt damage + 1,433 points of blunt damage (down from 175% and 1,183 points).
  • Adjusted the damage of the third phase of the ‘Sky Dragon’ skill to 170% base blunt damage + 2,218 points of blunt damage (down from 200% and 1,868 points).

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Imperial Spear Guards:

The statistics for the Imperial Spear Guards reveal that their average damage is 370,800 (which places it as the tenth-ranked unit in terms of average damage output), their win rate rank is 60 and their usage rank is 40. As the Imperial Spear Guards are a defensive 4-star tower-shield unit, they cannot properly make use of their defensive abilities in the current meta, so we’ve made the decision to adjust their design and boost some of their skills giving them an increase in both defence and their usage capabilities.

  • The width of the Shield’s hitbox is increased by 13% while in formation, reducing the chance of arrows passing through their defence.
  • Replaced the ‘Advance’ skill with ‘Heavy Shield Push’. The Imperial Spear Guards will gather in their formation making them immune to crowd control abilities and then they will knock back enemies as they advance.
  • Empowered the skill ‘Cover Commander’. While using ‘Cover Commander’, Imperial Spear Guards become immune to crowd control abilities for 2 seconds and gain 30% increase to all types of damage and defence for every 3 hits they take.
  • The unit trait ‘Heavy Shields’ has been changed to ‘Lock Shields’ When in formation, they can repel enemies with their shields once every 20 seconds.

Sipahis:

The statistics for the Sipahis show that its usage rate is incredibly low (making it the second to last of all units used in the game). The unit is greatly underpowered, whether it be their burst potential, sustained damage or their ability to withstand damage. Their crowd control skills are not enough to ameliorate this weakness, therefore we have decided to improve on their crowd control abilities based on their characteristics.

  • ‘Quick Charge’ has been changed to ‘Charge’ which grants an extra 15% movement speed.
  • Added ‘Impassioned’, this can be used while ‘Charge’ is active. Enemies that have been hit with ‘Charge’ within the last 3 seconds are stunned for 4.5 seconds and take increased damage from the Sipahis.
  • Using ‘Croupade’ grants immunity to control effects and increases all defences by 20% for 1 second.

Tercio Arquebusiers:

The statistics for the Tercio Arquebusiers show a usage rate of 1.1%, which is far beneath the 30% usage rate of the Shenji Grenadiers. The damage of all Arquebusier infantry was increased during previous changes, but some Arqubuisers infantry are still unable to perform well within the current meta. Currently, the Shenji Grenadiers are one of the most used which we believe to be attributed to the lack of skills Arquebusiers have in their arsenal, the characters of the units are not strong enough and also they don’t feel nice to use. We are planning on increasing the abilities of various firearm infantry based on their weapon characteristics to make battles more varied and interesting. Tercio Arquebusiers are our focus for this update, we will be boosting their ranged and melee active skills which will thereby increase their playability.

  • Added a new ranged skill ‘Fusillade’. The Tercio Arquebusiers load extra bullets and fire at a faster rate. ‘Fusillade’ consumes plenty of ammo but has impressive firepower. Following the barrage, their barrels need to cool down and they will switch to melee stance.
  • Added a new melee skill ‘Dashing Blades’. The Tercio Arquebusiers will raise their blades and charge forward, striking twice in quick succession.

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue where the Dual Blades using Bandage wouldn’t be interrupted by jumping after equipping the Eagle - Injurious rune.
  • Resolved an issue where right-clicking with the Bow wouldn't cancel the animation after shooting.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the Rattan Pikemen's later nodes in the Unit Tree that boosted the effect of their poisoned weapons wouldn't take effect.
  • Resolved an issue where the Houndsmen's Get’em skill would lose its effect if they interacted with a supply point.
  • Resolved an issue where the Iron Reapers's Prerequisites and Progress overlapped in the UI.

Maps:

  • Slightly adjusted the location of the city's supply point for the map Harbour City which fixes the issue where units would get stuck outside the wall.

Miscellaneous:

  • Reduced the eagle-eye perspective's (Z) cooldown to 1 second.
  • Resolved an issue where deploying artillery on a slope would enable you to pass walls by using said artillery.
  • Resolved an issue where multiple duplicate messages would appear on the City list on the right side of the World Map when an allied city was declared war on by multiple houses.
  • Resolved an issue with the information displayed regarding volume for the epic Hwacha Launcher.
  • Resolved an issue where 'Hellfire' didn't have a display of which fiefs it could be processed in.
  • Corrected the King of the Broken badge's quality from iron to silver.
  • Corrected the quest description of the Houndsmen Season Challenges' second stage to attain Hat-Trick or A Deadly Century badges, instead of only the Hat-Trick badge.
  • Resolved an issue where the head part of the Antique Vardariot Unit Attire clashed when worn by all of the Highlanders season units.

 

20/01/2022 - Update

Custom Lobbies

Custom Lobbies is launching with maintenance, making it easier to freely practice and compete. Talk to the Sheriff to create or join a custom lobby.

Maps

  • Custom Lobbies contains 50 Siege/Field/Tournament maps to choose from, along with multiple choices for the weather. 

Requirement

  • Creating a lobby costs 10,000 Bronze Coins (Silver Coins will make up for missing Bronze Coins).

Features

  • The ability to set passwords for lobbies.
  • Unit attires, doctrines and units can be banned from usage during the battle. 
  • The spectator feature is activated, you can now spectate matches without joining the battle. To do this, select your character name in the lobby's player list, and select the 'Toggle Active' option.
  • Tournament maps (CBL labelled maps) have a limit of 2 Respawns per hero, perfect for creating your own custom tournament!

Inviting 

  • You can invite friends after creating a lobby. Open the Friends list while in a lobby, then right-click a friend and choose 'Invite to lobby’ to invite them.

Costs

  •  You may only use things that you yourself own (artillery, units, weapons, attires, mounts). 
  • You will not consume kits or equipment durability during a battle, however, artillery is deducted upon use as per usual. 

Rewards

  • There are no drops or item rewards and there is no progression for Season Challenges or quests.

OPTIMISATIONS:

WORLD MAP CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Kit Quests have been added to the list of Fief Quests
    • You can hand in kits in return for honour, city construction, or exchange kits for other kits that you need, or even for treasures to aid in your conquest of the world.
    • Kit Quests will be available in town and fort fiefs.
    • Kit Quests will require kits of a certain era. See the appendix below for more information
  • Added the ability to batch-submit items to fief quests.
    • This quality of life change makes it possible to submit resources of a certain category, rather than a specific resource. This means that it will be easier to submit the required quest resources and gather more resources to the Fief.
    • When submitting resources of a category, they'll first be taken from your inventory and wagon. Resources will be submitted in the order they are stored. To see which items you can submit press “Ctrl & Left Click”
  • You may now submit tradeable artillery to Artillery Quests for Development and Profits IV, In Service To The Realm III, In Service To The Realm IV, and Make a Donation IV.
  • Artillery Quests will no longer be issued for Development and Profits IV, in regional capitals, Conqueror's City, and Conqueror's Gate.
  • The weekly Jennet/Courser quest for Make a Donation II can be finished a total of 250 times. The required number of horses will be increased to 6 and 4 respectively.
  • New Make a Donation and In Service To The Realm requiring horses are added in the Fief Quests.
  • Improved the prompt shown after reaching the maximum number of completions for a fief quest.
  • Temporarily disabled the feature to edit War Orders when declaring war during system updating.
  • Legions and Cohort of regions that aren't available in the season will no longer be visible in the Diplomacy (N) window.
  • Non-tradeable artillery will now have a non-tradable icon within your wagon, supply dump, and when choosing artillery for a battle.

Maps:

  • Added protection in spawn points and moved the respawn points for attackers further from the battle in certain Siege maps. See the appendix below for a list of maps these changes affect.

Broch Eastray

The separate matchmaking queue for Broch Eastray is now only available for a set time twice a day

  • EU Servers
    • 16:00 - 18:00 CET
    • 21:00 - 23:00 CET
  • NA West
    • 13:00 - 15:00 PST
    • 18:00 - 20:00 PST
  • NA East
    • 16:00 - 18:00 EST
    • 21:00 - 23:00 EST

Miscellaneous:

  • Birds-eye view now has a 5-second cooldown.
  • Improved the visuals of some menus and texts.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Pike

  • The speed boost provided by “Wandering Dragon” no longer stacks with the weapon rune “Nimble Pike”

Houndsmen

  • Improved the special and sound effects of the Houndsmen.
  • Improved the label and skill descriptions of the Houndsmen.
  • Reduced the required KD for quests of taking Houndsmen into battle to 0.8. (down from 1.5)

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

  • Resolved an issue where the Pike’s weapon rune “Nimble Pike” didn't work fully as described.
  • Resolved an issue where the Shortsword & Shield Shielded Charge didn't work fully as described.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the Fortebraccio Pikemen's label was blank.
  • Resolved an issue where some of the Ironcap Bowriders wouldn't move while using the F3 formation.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where pressing Esc while in the Unit Tree after clicking into a non-infantry units detail would take you back to Melee Infantry instead of the unit you had selected.
  • Resolved an issue where an extra attire component was displayed in the component menu while checking a unit attire of Season VII: Ragnorok 
  • Resolved an issue where some hotkeys couldn't be used after being remapped.
  • Resolved an issue where your own healing numbers wouldn't always display.
  • Resolved an issue where the trajectory of ranged skills would be blocked by allied units.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to join the cohorts for the Borderlands Legion.
  • Resolved an issue with icon displays in the Resource Site interaction menu.
  • Resolve an issue where the battle info was displayed in duplicate on the “By Land and Sea” map's loading screen.
  • Resolvedan issue where the number of participants in a Territory War battle was displayed differently depending on whether you were in the battle or not under some circumstances.
  • Resolved an issue where the silver cost was occasionally displayed incorrectly when refining resources and forging artillery/kits.

Appendix 1: Kit Quests

Quest

Items to Submit

Main Reward

Fief Type

Fief Level

Reward

Fief Quest

Kit

Honor

Towns/Forts

5-15

Personal Rewards

Fief Construction

Kit

Building Material

Towns/Forts

1-15

House Rewards

Growth Tribute

Kit

High-level Kit

Towns/Forts

1-15

Personal Rewards

Growth Tribute

Kit

Treasures

Towns/Forts

7-15

War Supplies

Appendix 2: Maps

Map Name

Duststorm

Emerald River

Grassland

Grassland Assault (Ranked)

Desert Fortress Conquest (Ranked)

Wuqing Plains (Ranked)

Desert Fortress (Ranked)

Kurak Castle

Dasuo Fort

Sun City

Harbour City

Allenburg

Augolia

Frontier Camp

The Storehouse

The Conqueror's City (fief battle map)

Royal Ramparts (fief battle map)

The Great Wall

Empyrean Town (fief battle map)

Heilung Fjord

Linwu Fortress

By Land and Sea

13/01/2022 - Update

OPTIMISATIONS:

Due to the nature of the changes being made to Warlords, their units and Runes we will be issuing the following compensation after the changes are made live with our weekly Maintenance. 

  • Items that are required to remove all doctrines equipped to units that receive balance changes will be issued to players that already own them.
  • All players will also receive 25 Lotus Water
  • All players will also receive 3 Treatises.

WORLD MAP CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Honour rewards from fief quests have been increased.
  • Added “Rare Mercenary Gift”, “Epic Mercenary Gift”, “Rare House Gift” and “Epic House Gift” as rewards for completing Fief Quests.
  • A fief's level now also affects the reward multiplier of its quests. Levelling up a fief will increase the rewards gained from completing quests in that fief, giving you an extra means with which to earn greater rewards.

Reward multipliers will affect the following rewards:

  • Honor, Player XP, House XP, Bronze Coins, and Building Materials.
    • See the appendix for the multipliers on various fief levels.
  • The quest reward “A Pile of Tattered Bags” will be automatically converted into Bronze Coins and awarded immediately. The number of coins gained is affected by a fief's reward multiplier.
  • “Make a Donation” quests requiring food, Jennet or Courser are now more frequent.“In Service To The Realm” quests will also require food.
  • High quality Rebel trophies can be turned in for artillery through fief quests
  • Added a Fief Construction explanation to the Fief Overview and House's Fief Management menus. You can now check crafting requirements on different levels and for different types, along with Triumphs and extra rewards at season-end.
  • Added information on fief types to the resource descriptions.
  • Improved some issues with how information is displayed to make it easier to enact your strategies. Now, war declaration info will be in a set order, making it easier to find fiefs you have declared war against.
  • Artillery that cannot be traded will have a lock icon in the upper right corner to reflect this.
  • The maximum suggested price for “Rebel Trophies” has been increased. See the appendix for detailed information on the changes.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Longsword & Shield

  • Triggering Mercy of Heaven will grant a 15% reduction to melee damage taken for 3 seconds. Also heals you for 5% of your health every 3 seconds during its duration.

Short Bow

  • “Poison Arrow” cooldown is reduced to 7 seconds (was 8).
  • “Angry Hornets” cooldown is reduced to 48 seconds (was 50).
  • “Parting Shot” cooldown is reduced to 25/23/20 seconds (was 30/28/25).
  •  “Wrath of Artemis” cooldown is reduced to 48 seconds (was 50).

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

  • Added the “Unity” Unit Trait to the Bagpipers and Claymores units: Part of the debuff the Claymores receive when “For Freedom!” ends don't take effect when affected by the Bagpipers' “Segue”.

Axe Raiders

  • Control effects (dazed, stun, knockback, knockdown, send flying) can now affect the Axe Raiders and they will no longer immediately recover from such effects.
  • After being affected by control effects (dazed, stun, knockdown, send flying) Axe Raiders will now take 30% increased damage for 1 second. 

Modao Battalion

  • The 20% damage reduction against all types of damage while in “Modao Defence” has been replaced with a 33% damage reduction against Cavalry, 8% damage reduction against infantry, and a 20% damage reduction from all other sources.

Liao’s Rangers

  • Increased the number of bullets shot and the accuracy rate of their fire lances whilst charging.
  • Adjusted the hitbox of “Devastation” making the unit more accurate while attacking reducing the misses by 60%
  • The buff Liao's Rangers gain from movement speed has been increased. They will now gain a boost to attack while moving: their damage increases with more movement speed, capping out at 15% extra damage

Cataphract Lancers

  • The underlying AI of the Cataphract Lancers has been changed and the skill “Rally to Me” should now feel better to use. While the Cataphract Lancers are near the commanding Warlord, the unit will speed up slightly while getting closer to the target.

Fortebraccio Pikemen

  • Increased the Fortebraccio Pikemen's damage to cavalry while using Stand Firm by 15%.
  • Increased the damage of Stand Firm based on enemy movement speed by up to 15%. Using Stand Firm against charging cavalry will reach this number.

Firearm Infantry

  • The damage decay based on the range for firearm units has been reduced. 20m damage decay reduces to a maximum of 10% (down from 20%); 20-40m reduces to a maximum of 18% (down from 30%); maximum decay range increases to 56m (up from 48m), leading to a minimum of 65% damage.
  • The overall accuracy of firearm units has been increased. Attacking enemies at around 30m has the highest increase of 15% accuracy.

Seasonal Runes

Common Runes

  • We are changing the effect of ”Grice - Saddle” to "Bandage's cooldown reduced by 50% and duration by 40% (it previously reduced both cooldown and duration by 50%). 
  • Increasing the effect of “Grice - Tusks” to "Crit rate increased by 32" (was 24), and increasing its cost to 2 points (was 1 point).
  • Increasing the effect of “Wildcat - Fortitude” to "While in a flag area, damage taken is reduced by 12%" (was 10%).
  • Increasing the effect of “Wildcat - Caution” to "Fall damage is reduced by 60%" (was 30%).
  • Boosting the effect of “Wildcat - Patience” to "Bandage removes poisons and bleeds, and grants immunity to poison and bleed for 10 seconds" (previously granted immunity to poison and bleed for 5 seconds).
  • Increasing the effect of Wolf - Confrontation” to "While in a flag area, the stamina recovery rate is increased by 35%" (was 20%).
  • Increasing the effect of “Wolf - Bloodthirst” to "Each 1 enemy hero you kill increases damage dealt by 12% for 15 seconds" (was 10% for 10 seconds).
  • Increasing the effect of “Wolf - Consumption” to "Each 3 enemy soldiers you kill increases damage dealt by 10% for 15 seconds" (was 10% for 10 seconds for every 5 soldiers killed).
  • Increasing the effect of “Eagle - Nest” to "While in a flag area, damage dealt is increased by 12%" (was 10%).
  • Increasing the effect of Eagle - Unyielding” to "Movement speed is increased by 8% while at below 40% health" (previously triggered while below 30%).
  • Increasing the effect of “Eagle - Steel Tail” to "Armor penetration increased by 45" (was 40).

Weapon Runes

Longsword & Shield

  • Increased the effect of "Forged By Fire" to "All damage increased by 100 while at above 70% health" (was 70). We have also fixed an issue where the bonus damage didn't trigger in some situations.

Shortsword & Shield 

  • Altered the effect of "God of War's Wing" to "All damage is increased by 10% while above 50% health and damage taken is reduced by 8% while below 50%" (previously increased damage by 12% and granted 8% to all defences).
  • Increased the duration of "God of War's Beak" to "For every 1 hero kill or assist, nearby allies have their damage increased by 10% and damage taken reduced by 10% for 12 seconds" (was 8 seconds).

Musket

  • Increased the effect of "Flaming Blaze" to "Using “Fine Gunpowder” reduces the cooldowns of “Scatter Shot” and “Five Rounds Rapid” by 2 seconds" (previously reduced cooldowns by 1.5 seconds).

Short Bow

  • Increased the effect of "Wraith's Fury" to "The damage of poison is increased by 120% and its duration is decreased by 50%" (damage was previously increased by 100%).
  • The effect of "General's Fury" has been altered to "On every 3rd “Basic Attack”, fire 3 arrows at 50% power" (was 40% power). The three arrows fired might not all hit their intended targets making the damage increase less obvious. So, we are increasing the damage of each arrow, making this rune more potent on medium distances.

Dual Blades

  • Increased the effect of "Star's Gleaming" to "Restore 15% health for every 1 hero kill or assist" (was 8%).

Maps:

Broch Eastray

  • Added Broch Eastray to the Siege Battle Matchmaking pool.
  • Added a destructible object to the platform behind the flag point at the defenders' base.
  • Reduced the size of the flag capture point at the defenders' base.
  • Improved the eagle-eye perspective view for attackers and defenders.

Kurak Castle

  • The battering ram and siege towers have been moved forward some distance, making it quicker to push them to the gate and walls.

Miscellaneous:

  • Improved some features of the Personalise menu.
  • Healing numbers will now display when you use healing skills to heal nearby units.
  • Improved the visuals of some menus and texts.
  • Reduced the possible number of Support Points gained while supporting your team at a control point.
  • The unit capacity of Barracks has been increased to 158.
  • Added the option to turn off limited doctrine acquisition prompts under settings. You can toggle this on and off by hitting Esc and navigating to Settings. When turned off, newly acquired limited doctrines won't have an exclamation-mark prompt.
  • The quest order for Hero's Journey (F4) has changed. This does not affect completed quests, overall progress, or rewards. You might encounter quests you have already completed before after the change. This is because of the change and is working as intended.

BUG FIXES:

Warlords:

Longbow

  • Resolved an issue where the damage bonus of "Feathered Arrow" didn't match.
  • Resolved an issue where the damage bonus of "Bonebreaking Arrow" didn't match.

Musket

  • Resolved an issue where the Musket hero's caltrops didn't work in some areas.

Units:

  • Resolved an issue with incorrect sound effects for the shots of some firearm infantry.
  • Resolved an issue where the Bagpipers couldn't equip common-quality doctrines.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where the defenders could deal damage to the machicolations atop their own gates on the Dasuo Fort siege map.
  • Resolved an issue where the players spawned in the wrong area by default when defending the base on the Linwu Fortress map.
  • Resolved an issue with artillery usage restrictions in Broch Eastray.

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where mount equipment sometimes wouldn't display when equipping them via the Mounts menu.
  • Resolved an issue where it wasn't always possible to correctly edit your appearance in the Appearance Customization menu. 
  • Resolved an issue where there sometimes weren't any rebels roaming on the World Map.
  • Resolved an issue where the Campaigns menu would sometimes flash.
  • Resolved an issue where some region-restricted resource refinement formulae would be available in other regions.
  • Resolved an issue where some refinable materials had the wrong regions in their tooltip.
  • Resolved an issue where Conqueror's Gate was erroneously displayed as a fief type for material refinement.
  • Resolved an issue with the display image of the Field Camp menu.
  • Resolved an issue where fief battles for Assembly Points could exceed 15 non-player participants in some circumstances.
  • Resolved an issue where the World Map - War Memorial erroneously had the option to 'Start Battle'.
  • Resolved an issue where Ranked Battles didn't give progress for Siege/Field Battle quests.
  • Resolved an issue where using auxiliary units or Silver Era or later units didn't count toward quest progress in the Hero's Journey.
  • Resolved an issue where kills or assists didn't count toward quest progress in Path of Valour of the Hero's Journey.
  • Fixed an issue where matched battle wins didn't count toward a quest progress in Path of Valour of Hero's Journey.
  • Resolved an issue where creating and unlocking units didn't count toward quest progress in Path of Faith of Hero's Journey.
  • Resolved an issue where no prompt was given upon acquiring new appearances.

Appendix 1: Reward Multiplier (Fief Level & Quests)

Fief Level

Quest Reward Multiplier

Conqueror's City/Region Capitals/Conqueror's Gate

1.0

Fief Lv. 1

1.0

Fief Lv. 2

1.0

Fief Lv. 3

1.0

Fief Lv. 4

1.1

Fief Lv. 5

1.2

Fief Lv. 6

1.4

Fief Lv. 7

1.6

Fief Lv. 8

1.8

Fief Lv. 9

2.0

Fief Lv. 10

2.2

Fief Lv. 11

2.4

Fief Lv. 12

2.5

Fief Lv. 13

2.7

Fief Lv. 14

2.9

Fief Lv. 15

3.0

Appendix 2: Maximum Suggested Price Changes for Rebel Trophies

Trophy

Maximum Suggested Price Post-Change

Common Rebel Melee Weapons

6

Uncommon Rebel Melee Weapons

13

Rare Rebel Melee Weapons

20

Elite Rebel Melee Weapons

27

Common Rebel Ranged Weapons

6

Uncommon Rebel Ranged Weapons

13

Rare Rebel Ranged Weapons

20

Elite Rebel Ranged Weapons

28

Common Rebel Cavalry Weapons

20

Uncommon Rebel Cavalry Weapons

41

Rare Rebel Cavalry Weapons

62

Elite Rebel Cavalry Weapons

81

New Rebel Officer's Personal Items

64

Junior Rebel Officer's Personal Items

192

Senior Rebel Officer's Personal Items

205

Elite Rebel Officer's Personal Items

279

30/12/2021 - Update

TERRITORY WAR CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improvements have been made to the Forced March display making it easier to see when it’s active.
  • The marching speed when running out of food has been adjusted: now the marching speed can peak at 3.5 when food reserves are exhausted.
  • Added a display of required resources for each quest in the Fief Quests menu.
  • Reduced the amount of “Iron Ore” by 40%, and the amount of “Timber” by 10% in the Fief Quest Collect Resources I.
  • The required amount of Rebel Weapons has been reduced by 20%-60% based on item's quality for “Bandit Bounty I/II/III” and “Growing Tribute IV”.

OPTIMISATIONS:

Maps:

Broch Eastray

  • The anti-cavalry spikes at point A have been removed.

  • The supply point at the defender’s base has been adjusted.
  • The battle time will be extended by 120 seconds (up from 90 seconds) upon the attacking force capturing point B.

Bandit Raid

  • Occupying the town’s supply point will add a respawn point.

Miscellaneous:

  • Improved the UI for the Ladder Training tutorial.
  • Improved the UI for the Siege Engine Training tutorial and removed the ladder tutorial from this map. Player's units will not be killed during this tutorial.
  • Improved the visuals of some menus and texts.
  • The Spear Sergeant's Auxiliary Unit reward gained from the beginner story quests has been changed to unlocking and creating the unit (those who have claimed this auxiliary unit will receive the Permanent unit as compensation).
  • Disguise Kits will be converted into 300 Sovereigns.
  • Improved upon the process of opening several Attire Chests in a row. You can now click on Open Another to continue opening chests.
  • Added a prompt when trying to unlock a skill while not having enough Skill Points.
  • Tutorials can now be entered after completion.
  • Improved the overall experience of opening Attire Chests.
  • Adjusted the requirement of the quest “Highland Warriors II” to earn at least 150 Unit Kill Score 3 times. 
  • Adjusted the requirement of the quest “Highland Warriors III” to get a KD of at least 0.8 in 3 battles. 
  • The cap on completing of the Fief Quests "Fief Construction I/II/III" and "Collect Resources I-Food/Jennet/Courser" has been increased to 250 times (up from 50)

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Cudgel Monks

  • The level cap of the Cudgel Monks has been raised to 18 (up from 16)

BUG FIXES:

Units:

  • Resolved an issue where the Bagpipers' first and second buff would stack and be activated at the same time.
  • Resolved an issue with displaying the Attribute stats of the Vassal Longbowmen.

Maps:

  • Resolved an issue where players could get stuck near point B on Broch Eastray

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved an issue where Support Points display incorrectly under some circumstances.
  • Resolved an issue with the Cut Stone crafting formula.
  • Resolved an issue where the Assembly Armies of enemy lords would be displayed with the icon of the Tyrant's rallies.
  • Resolved an issue where some Assembly Armies of lords didn't have any banners.
  • Resolved an issue with the Outpost image in the interaction menu.
  • Resolved an issue where the Trade Colonies' crest appeared blank on the World Map.
  • Resolved issues with missing animations for the wagon and some soldiers on the World Map.
  • Resolved an issue where one's hairstyle couldn't be altered from the Customization menu.
  • Resolved an issue where the icons of some female hairstyles of the Customization menu didn't correspond to their actual in-game appearance.
  • Resolved an issue with camera playback in the Season Challenges menu.
  • Resolved an issue where the Specializations menu could be opened before it was unlocked.
  • Resolved an issue with the icons of some fiefs on the World Map.
  • Resolved an issue with character information displayed after restoring a deleted character.

Season X: Highlanders Update 21/12/2021

NEW CONTENT

  • Added new Units, which are available from the Season X Unit challenges, these units enjoy a Seasonal bonus which decreases their Leadership requirements by 10 and resupply costs are reduced by 50% for the duration of the Season.
    • 3-Star: Bagpipers
    • 4-Star: Claymores
    • 5-Star: Houndsmen
  • Activated the following Season X Content:
    • Seasonal Unit Challenges for Season X
    • Weekly Challenges
    • Campaign
    • Season X Battle Pass
    • Season X Battle Pass Bundle
    • Seasonal Store
    • Seasonal Runes
  • Added a new siege map “Broch Eastray” to a separate tile in the ‘Matched Battles’ interface.
  • Added “Conqueror’s City Assault” (previously known as Tyrant’s Downfall) to the ‘Matched Battles’ interface under the Siege queue.
  • Activated the Fame system and the Tacksman Store.
  • Activated Season X: Highlanders Sign-in Event.
  • Activated Winter 2021 Sales content.
  • Activated Winter 2021 Activities.

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:

Note: Dates are subject to change

Unit

Previous Unit Unlock Requirement

Unlocks

3-Star: Bagpipers

N/A

Challenges will be available from December 21st

4-Star: Claymores

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

Challenges will be available from December 27th

5-Star: Houndsmen

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

Challenges will be available from TBA.

Fame

  • All trophies gained during Season IX: Tyranny season will be converted into Bronze.
  • All Fame will be reset at the start of Season X: Highlanders
  • Added ‘Bandit Raids’ as a separate tile in the ‘Matched Battles’ interface.

CAMPAIGN:

This Season’s Campaign is made up of 5 stages. Ungverija is the core region of Season X with the main objective being Turul Város. 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: Opening Moves

December 21 - January 3

Territory War in: The Borderlands and Ungverija

Inaccessible: Ostaria and Anadolou

Based on Community vote, we will be replacing Territory Wars with Free Battles during Stage 1. The Stage 1 rewards will be sent to all players who logged in during this period at the end of Stage 1.

Stage 2: Eve of the Storm

January 3 - January 17

Territory War in: The Borderlands, Ungverija and Ostaria

Inaccessible: Anadolou

Border posts to Ostaria will open on January 3

The Imperial Restorationist Cohorts will begin to accept members once again from December 26

Stage 3: All is Chaos

January 17 - January 31

Territory War in: The Borderlands, Ungverija, Ostaria and Anadolou

Border posts to Anadolou will open on January 17

Stage 4: Usurp the Thrones

January 31 - February 14

Territory War in: The Borderlands, Ungverija, Ostaria and Anadolou

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

Stage 5: Imperial Dawn

February 14 - February 27

Territory War in: The Borderlands, Ungverija, Ostaria and Anadolou

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

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

Territory War Changes

Territory War - Fief Battles

The initial battle duration for all fief battles in Territory War has been extended.

  • Towns and forts now start with 20 minutes
  • Villages now start with 15 minutes.
  • The time extension upon occupying the central fief has been reduced to 10 minutes.

The effects Territory War battles have on fiefs has been adjusted. Now, every time the central fief changes hands, the fief will lose 10 Prosperity. If a fief changes hands, the fief will lose 35 Prosperity.

While a Cohort is defending a fief during a war rally, they will receive support from more advanced NPC’s.

Fief Construction

  • Adjustments have been made to materials required for upgrading and maintaining fiefs: compared to previous seasons, fiefs will require fewer materials with the reduction differing for different levels. Materials required to maintain a fief will be reduced for lower fief levels and increased for higher levels.
  • Fiefs will now start with an initial level between 4 and 7.

Fief Quest Changes

  • The required resources and rewards for fief quests in Season X: Highlanders have been changed. Region capitals will provide fief quests aimed at helping lower-level Warlords grow.
  • Warlords on the World Map will be able to use fief quests to upgrade lower-level fiefs quicker than before, whereas high-level fiefs will provide quests with richer rewards. Fief quests will also ask for a greater variety of resources than previously.

Quick March

  • The ability to use “Quick March” will now be available on the World Map.
  • Using this will increase movement speed by 1.2 times, however, food consumption will also double. You will no longer be able to sustain Quick March once out of food.

Territory War Fort Maps

Changes have been made to the “Wall Fort” map in Territory Wars.

  • We are adjusting the location of the attackers' supply points and have added an additional one.
  • The defenders' spawn point has been moved to behind the camp making the area a safe zone.
  • Added a supply point to the defenders' original spawn point inside the fort.

Battle Pass

Returning Attires

  • With the start of Season X: Highlanders, Antique Baltadji's Attire, Antique Chorbaji's Armour and Antique Sublime Gate Unit Attire will no longer be available within the Seasonal Store.
  • Antique attires themed after the attires from Season VI: Scourge of Winter era will be available in the Seasonal Store, where they will be available at a 20% discount. Antique Season V: Legacy of Fire weapon attire will no longer be available, while the hero and unit attire will be returned to their original prices.

Quality of Life

Customization

Character Creation

  • The character creation process has been reworked.
  • With Season X: Highlanders, several facial tattoos have been added. Existing characters can find these in the Customization menu.

Character Customization

  • Hairstyles, hair colour, facial tattoos, and scars can now be chosen directly from the Customization menu and no longer require any paid items. These will also be available for free when creating a character.

Attire Chests

Starting in Season X: Highlanders, attire chests are opened via a specific menu, instead of from the Inventory. Opening an attire chest will require a corresponding item. If you receive attires you've already unlocked, these will be automatically salvaged.

  • All unused attire chests will be converted into the items required to open the corresponding new chests.
  • Added an Attire Chests menu (accessible with G).
  • Adjusted the position of some menus: 'Attire Chests (G)' will be behind 'Mailbox (Y)', and 'Quests (L)' will now be behind 'Inventory (I)'.

From this menu, you will also be able to view the contents of the Attire Chest along with how frequent each rarity grade appears.

 Score Calculation Changes

Assist Points

Introduced Assist Points, which can be earned by making valuable contributions to your team. This will give players more freedom of choice in battle, and open up more varied and strategic gameplay options to be rewarded as opposed to more conventional point-scoring through damage, kills, and objectives. This will benefit heroes and their units who are better suited to support roles as opposed to frontline fighters and encourage the greater use of such support mechanics and a supportive gameplay style. Assist points can be earned by buffing the attack and defence of allies, healing allies, crowd-controlling enemies to create an opening for greater damage to be dealt with, and tanking and sustaining damage for your allies.

Valid Assist Actions will be tracked to determine whether actions were beneficial to a battle’s outcome, and thus should be rewarded with Assist Points. If Bagpipers buff an ally but the ally deals no damage, for instance, no Assist Points will be rewarded. How and when you use supportive buffs and skills is critical to the score you earn.

Early-Game Improvements

  • The early-game experience has been adjusted, this includes changes to XP and rewards.
  • Some features will gradually open up as a player progresses in the main story or reaches certain levels.
  • Improved the Siege Battle matchmaking algorithm so that you are pitted against opponents closer in strength to you.
  • All Warlords will be returned to the spawn point in Conqueror's City at the season's end. Once the new season starts, you can make your way to either of the contested areas by talking to the relevant NPC.
  • A Warlord must reach a certain level before they can proceed to the current season's contested area.
  • Added tutorial stages for some content so that newer players have an easier time understanding certain concepts.

Unit Challenge Quest Improvements

  • All quests requiring the use of a certain unit while attaining a rating of A or better will no longer require a specific unit to complete.

Mount Care

  • From Season X: Highlanders, horses need to consume Hay has been removed.
  • The Horse Seller will no longer be selling Hay.
  • After Season IX: Tyranny concludes, all Hay you own will be converted into Bronze Coins at a ratio of 1:500.

Inventory Improvements

  • Inventory management has been improved, you can now filter items with the All, Hero, Consumables, and Materials tabs.
  • Wagon inventory management has been improved. you can now filter items with the Collected Materials, Artilleries, and Others tabs.

Specializations

Mastery Points will be removed with the start of Season X: Highlanders. They will be converted into Skill Points.

  • The cap for Skill Points is 100,000.
  • All skills will be unlockable via Skill Points. There will also no longer be any prerequisites when unlocking skills.
  • Skill Points can now also be obtained from Weekly Quests.
  • “Martial Arts Manuscripts” will be converted into “Magistrate's Memoirs” giving Honour.
  • The Skill Page Exchange event will be removed.
  • Mastery Points will be converted into Honour at a 2.5:1 ratio. Should your points exceed the cap after this conversion, surplus ones will be converted into Bronze Coins.
  • After unlocking all the skills of all weapons, you will be able to unlock exclusive avatars and titles.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS & CHANGES

  • Adjusted the formulae for Finished Stone and Detailed Stone.
  • Adjusted the fief locations where rare and epic artillery can be crafted.

WARLORD BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Spear Hero

  • “Mounted Attack - Right Click”: Using Ready Spears without attack will consume 150 stamina per second.
  • “Procris's Gift”: This ability no longer removes daze and knockdown.

Pike Hero

  • “Basic Attack”: The damage multiplier for the basic attack's second strike has been increased to 25% of base piercing damage plus 35% of base slashing damage (up from 25% of base piercing damage plus 25% of base slashing damage).
  • “Wandering Dragon”: The first and second attacks of “Wandering Dragon” will no longer daze enemy heroes.

Poleaxe Hero

  • “Weapon Dance”: Skill cooldowns of Weapon Dance I, II, and III increased by 6 seconds.
    • Damage reduction per stack when hitting an enemy is reduced to 3.5% per attack (was 5%).

Bow Hero

  • Reduced the minimum damage based on distance to 50% (from 70%)
  • Skill cooldowns of Marksman I, II, and III increased by 4 seconds.
  • The following changes were made to the skill “Lightning Bolt”:

Lightning Bolt I

Before

After

Damage at Full-Charge

240% Base + 4373 Piercing Damage

200% Base + 4573 Piercing Damage.

Damage at Half-Charge

192% Base + 3498 Piercing Damage

172% Base + 3698 Piercing Damage.

Damage at No-Charge

120% Base + 2186 Piercing Damage

120% Base + 2386 Piercing Damage.

Lightning Bolt II

Before

After

Damage at Full-Charge

240% Base + 4759 Piercing Damage

200% Base + 4959 Piercing Damage.

Damage at Half-Charge

192% Base + 3807 Piercing Damage

172% Base + 4007 Piercing Damage.

Damage at No-Charge

120% Base + 2380 Piercing Damage

120% Base + 2580 Piercing Damage.

Lightning Bolt III

Before

After

Damage at Full-Charge

240% Base + 5146 Piercing Damage

200% Base + 5346 Piercing Damage.

Damage at Half-Charge

192% Base + 4116 Piercing Damage

172% Base + 4316 Piercing Damage.

Damage at No-Charge

120% Base + 2573 Piercing Damage

120% Base + 2773 Piercing Damage.

UNIT BALANCING AND OPTIMISATION:

Cataphract Lancers

  • Significantly reduced the interval between basic attacks.
  • Increased the damage of basic attacks.