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    Hey guys! It's been one week ever since we've released the ability to get Magic Dust and Void Shards from salvaging weapons and we’ve been working on the crafting system (amongst other things) since! The Warlords Crafting Update is now live! Below you’ll find this update's changelog which contains a detailed explanation of how the new Weapon Crafting & Forging system works followed by a few class changes and more!

    Crafting & Forging

    We have 4 tiers of weapons currently in the game. When salvaged, each tier grants a different amount or type of crafting materials.


    Common: 1-2 Magic Dust
    Rare: 3-5 Magic Dust or 5% chance to get 1 Void Shard
    Epic: 3-4 Void Shards
    Legendary: 30-40 Void Shards

    With these materials, you can either craft a weapon for your currently selected class specialization, or upgrade one of your existing weapons. The cost and materials required vary based on the weapon’s quality tier. When visiting the Weaponsmith, you’ll be shown the following choices.

    Craft a Rare Weapon: Costs 25 Magic Dust
    Craft an Epic Weapon: Costs 250 Magic Dust (Requires Class Lv25)
    Craft a Legendary Weapon: Costs 100 Void Shards (Requires Class Lv60)

    As previously mentioned, selecting any of these features (assuming you have the materials, the level required, and click the confirmation button) will craft a weapon for your current specialization. Weapons created using this process are initially just as good as any other weapons that you normally find using the Repair Weapon feature, but have the potential to be even better. More info on this below. This means you no longer have to rely entirely on luck to get the best weapon for your favorite class or spec!

    That is not all there is to crafted weapons, though! You can now upgrade your favorite weapon using the Magic or Void Forging features. That’s right, this means your Epic or Legendary weapons can now be even more powerful than they already are! The process of upgrading requires a lot of work, but definitely pays off in the long run. Here’s a brief breakdown of how it works.

    If you look at all your weapons’ stats while in the lobby (or in-game), you will now notice an additional line of text at the bottom that either says Magic Forged [0/1] (on Epic Weapons) or Void Forged [0/2] (on Legendary weapons). This indicates is your weapon’s current upgrade level. Here’s how much it costs to upgrade your non-crafted weapons:

    Epic Weapon - Magic Forged [1/1]: 100 Magic Dusts
    Legendary Weapon - Void Forged [1/2]: 100 Void Shards
    Legendary Weapon - Void Forged [2/2]: 150 Void Shards

    Remember I said crafted weapons had the potential to become even better than the weapons you normally find earlier? Here’s why. A crafted weapon can be upgraded twice as many times as a regular randomly obtained weapon. This means that crafted Epic weapons can be upgraded a total of 2 times and crafted Legendary weapons can be upgraded a total of 4 times. The prices for upgrading Crafted weapons are still being adjusted, so I won't include them here yet but you can expect the first upgrade levels to cost just as much as a non-crafted weapon. When you upgrade your weapon, ALL the stats (except Crit Chance and Crit Multiplier) are permanently increased by a percentage.

    Damage: 7.5% increase per upgrade
    Skill Bonus: 7.5% increase per upgrade
    Health: 25% increase per upgrade
    Max Energy: 10% increase per upgrade
    Cooldown Reduction: 7.5% increase per upgrade
    Speed: 7.5% increase per upgrade

    This means that a crafted Legendary weapon that has been upgraded 4 times, is more than 30% better than when you initially crafted it! It’ll take a while before someone manages to get enough Void Shards to upgrade a Legendary four times, though. However, in order to help you guys get Crafting Materials even faster than before, we have added a new Quest in the Warlords lobby that can be completed once per week that has 15 Void Shards and 200 Magic Dust as part of its rewards on top of the usual network experience, coins, credits, and also 15 broken weapons! Make sure you visit the Quest Master!

    And now, onto the rest of the changelog!

    Class Balance

    Mage (All specializations)
    • Mage primary skills (Fireball, Frostbolt, and Water Bolt) now have an optimal range. When the spell travels beyond that optimal range, it starts losing 2% effectiveness for each additional block travelled, down to a minimum of 20% effectiveness. These optimal ranges are:
    Fireball: 50
    Frostbolt: 30
    Water Bolt: 40

    The reason why we decided to do this change is because we believe it is unfair for Mages to stand one hundred or more blocks away from other players and still be able to deal massive amounts of damage. I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about, especially those who play Domination.

    This means we had two choices. Either we nerf the damage, or we nerf the range. Nerfing the overall damage at all ranges didn’t feel quite appropriate in our testing because Mages, specifically Pyromancers, are designed to be glass cannons and we want them to remain as such. Setting a range limit on the skills where they just exploded and disappeared also didn't feel right, so we went with the option explained above. You can still damage players from far away as a Mage, but you can no longer expect to deal ludicrous amounts of damage or greatly support your team from extreme ranges with your primary skill.

    • Time Warp now has an additional mechanic. Upon teleportation, the Mage will be healed for 20% of their total health. Time Warp upgrades now also increase this value.
    • Time Warp’s cooldown has been increased from 40 to 50 seconds.

    Time Warp felt too much like a situational skill. It had its moments of glory, but most of the time it felt completely useless. Especially against players who know how the ability works. We are hoping this change will help make the skill a lot more fun to use in general and also make the skill upgrades feel less like a coin waste.

    Paladin (Protector)
    • Hammer of Light’s damage and healing have been increased by approximately 25%.
    • Hammer of Light’s duration has been reduced from 8 to 6 seconds.
    • Hammer of Light’s cooldown has been reduced from 120 to 90 seconds.
    Hammer of Light, while being a very awesome-looking skill, felt a little underwhelming to use. With these changes, it heals and deals approximately the same amount of damage as before, but faster. It also didn’t deserve to have a 2 minute cooldown, so it was reduced to 90 seconds.

    You can expect more changes for the Paladin in the near future, especially in regards to the Consecrate skill for all specializations.

    Bug Fixes & Performance
    • Fixed a bug where the Healing powerup wasn't always cancelled upon taking damage and would last for the full duration regardless.
    • Optimized the mount system a little to increase the overall server performance.
    Legendary Weapon Skins

    If you take a look at the banner at the top of this post, you'll notice 5 new really awesome Legendary weapon models! Their names are:
    • Felflame Blade
    • Armblade
    • Void Edge
    • Gemini
    • Amaranth
    They are several times more AWESOME in-game as they all have crazy animations! The banner definitely doesn't do them justice! Those were added today as part of the Crafting Update and are available to everyone who has a Legendary weapon using the Skin Selector. Make sure you check them out!

    I think this just about wraps it up for today. As usual, you can expect more of these updates throughout the following months as we work on fixing bugs, releasing more classes and releasing more game modes for Warlords. Also, please note that we're aware of the issues with map exploits and leavers and we're working on applying a solution for both of these problems very soon. Besides that, we have a lot of cool stuff coming so make sure you stick around and I hope you're all having fun in the Warlords Open Beta! :)


    Previous Changelogs:

    Changelog #1
    Changelog #2
    Changelog #3
    Changelog #4
     
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    It is released now :p
     
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    YAY! This looks awesome ^.^
     
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    cant wait to try it when I get back online....
     
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  7. One moment, no thread, look back, BIG THREAD.
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    OMERGED! YES, cant wait to try it
     
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    huh, i just realized i was first, yay thats the first time ever lol
     
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  12. So Awesome! Thanks very much for the update! #HYPE :D :)
     
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    Oh, wait.. That's not the update! In all seriousness, nice update!
    Looking forward to craft some weapons.. this might just be my first rare if I make one! :p

    I never get lucky with repairing weapons, but here's my chance to shine! Thank you crafting.
     
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    Nice!!
     
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  15. Lets start grinding for that legendary thenxD
     
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  17. Network level or class level?
     
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    Class level, good point. Editing main post.
     
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    ¡HYPE!
     
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