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In line with the first two updates that marked early 2022, 1.56 will offer its own set of new features and balancing changes to classes as well. Without further ado, check out the improvements made to the Pandawa, Xelor, Cra, and Eniripsa classes, among others.


SPANISH

But before we go into detail, you should know that these changes will first coincide with the end of the old stat brackets! That is, we've modified the brackets of the last two classes on the list: Pandawas and Xelors.

 

Smoothing out the stat brackets is intended to allow each class to increase stats with the following brackets:

  • 1 for 1 up to 100
  • 2 for 1 up to 200
  • 3 for 1 up to 300
  • 4 for 1 up to 400
  • 5 for 1 above 400
 

For this update, the changes we made were mainly focused on Pandawas, as we wanted to flesh out this class's gameplay as part of the reorganization of stat brackets. Smaller changes have also been applied to other classes; these will be detailed later.

 

Details about the changes will be divided into three parts: minor, moderate, and major changes.

 
 

Minor Changes

Masqueraider

Psychopath Mask

  • The damage bonus granted to the caster has been reduced at level 6, from 15% to 10%.
  • Progression across spell levels is now as follows: 4 / 4 / 6 / 6 / 8
 

Picada

  • Damage has been reduced at all spell levels.
 

Furia

  • The spell's base damage has been reduced.

 
 

Enutrof

Blinding Shovel

  • Reduced the number of times it can trigger per turn: 3 → 1
  • The spell's base damage has been reduced. Damage inflicted when the effect is triggered remains the same.
 

Emergency Care – Living Chest

  • The spell's range has been reduced. Here are the new values: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
  • The maximum number of casts per target is now set to 1.

 
 

Ecaflip

Summoning Claw

  • The summon's stats have been reduced at levels 1 to 5.
  • The summon's AP has been reduced at levels 1 to 5.
 

Playful Claw

  • Spell damage has been increased.
 

Clover

  • Effect added: when the spell is cast on the Ecaflip, they also receive shield points based on their level.

 
 

Moderate Changes

Eniripsa

Regenerating Word

  • The health restored at the start of the turn has been reduced at level 6: 15% → 12%.
 

Dissuasive Word

  • The per-turn cast limit has been updated: 2 → 1.
  • Spell damage has been increased.
 

Exhausting Word

  • The spell's range is now modifiable.
  • The spell's starting range has decreased: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 → 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 4 / 5
 

Vampiric Word

  • Damage has been reduced at spell level 6.
 

Remedy Flask / Toxic Flask

  • The flasks' HP has been increased at spell level 6.
 

Word of Recovery

  • The spell now applies the Weakened state to the target for 3 turns, in addition to the spell's other effects. The Stimulated state is also applied for 3 turns.
 

Draining Word

  • The per-target cast limit has been updated at levels 5 and 6: 1 → 2.
  • The amount of healing done by the spell has decreased: 80% → 60% of damage inflicted.
 

Cursed Mark

  • Damage inflicted by the water mark has been reduced.

 
 

Cra

Changes to the Cra are mainly related to the updated Grapple Arrow. This long-awaited one will make Cras a more unpredictable threat to their opponent. Beacons now have greater capacity for positioning, offering more chances to exploit said beacons without needing to wait for the opponent to make a positioning error.
 
To offset this, several spells' damage has been reduced in order to reduce the total amount of damage that can be dealt when beacons are properly exploited, given that this will be much easier to do.
 

Grapple Arrow

  • Effect added: If the spell is cast on an opponent, pulls the caster's beacons in line with the opponent 3 cells closer.
  • Beacons are now attracted in a straight line AND diagonally.
 

Blinding Arrow

  • The spell no longer inflicts damage on the first beacon targeted.
  • Except on a critical hit, the spell's Range reduction has decreased: 3 → 2.
  • Spell damage has been increased.
 

Last Bastion

  • The MP penalty applied to the caster has been reduced. Here are the new values: 4 / 4 / 3 / 3 / 2 / 1
  • The Range bonus applied to the caster has been reduced. Here are the new values: 1 / 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 4
  • The spell no longer increases the Barricade Arrow spell's base damage.
 

Lashing Arrow

  • The spell's bonus can now be stacked 2 times.
  • The spell description now mentions that allied Cras are not affected by the spell.
  • Lashing Arrow no longer gives the Cra a power bonus.
  • The spell now has a damage line in the best element.
  • When casting on a beacon, this effect will be applied as a cross-shaped area around beacons.
  • The erosion applied by the spell has been increased to 15% and can no longer stack more than twice.
 

Bat's Eye

  • The spell no longer inflicts damage on beacons.
  • The MP reduction applied by the spell has been reduced: 2 → 1.
  • The spell's effects are now stackable.
  • Spell damage has been increased.
 

Pursuit Arrow

  • The MP steal at level 6 has been reduced: 2 → 1.
  • The MP gain when the spell targets a beacon has been reduced: 3 → 2.
  • A damage line based on the target's unhealable HP has been added.
  • Spell damage has been increased.
  • The number of casts per target has increased for levels 5 and 6: 1 → 2.
 

Plaguing Arrow

  • Spell damage has decreased.
 

Explosive Arrow

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • The power bonus linked to the number of targets in the area of effect is now granted before damage is applied.
  • The power bonus is increased for each target in the area of effect: 20 → 50 (CH: 25 → 70).
  • Maximum stacking of the spell's bonuses is now set to 4.
 

Punitive Arrow

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • The bonus damage is now triggered on turns 2 and 4 instead of 3 and 6.
  • The spell's cooldown has been reduced: 3 turns → 2 turns.
  • The damage bonus from the spell has decreased.
 

Burning Arrow

  • Spell damage has decreased.
 

Recall Beacon

  • The spell is no longer cast on an existing beacon. It is used to summon a tactical beacon that will switch places with the caster at the start of the next turn.
  • The spell's range has been reduced for all spell levels: 2/2/2/2/2/3.
 

Tactical Beacon

  • Beacons' vitality has increased at rank 6: 750 → 1200 (at level 200).
  • The shield applied to the beacon has increased at rank 6: 750 → 1000.
 

Barricade Arrow

  • The spell now applies MP reduction even without the Guardian state.
  • With the Guardian state, the spell's effects are triggered twice.
  • Damage on the additional line inflicted in the Guardian state has decreased.
  • The MP penalty applied by the additional line inflicted in the Guardian state has decreased: 2 → 1.
  • The effects now have a stacking limit. Max. stacking: 3
  • The spell's range is no longer modifiable.
  • The spell's range has increased. New values: 3/4/5/6/7/8.
 

Piercing Arrow

  • A new effect is applied when the target is below 50% HP; the target's damage suffered increases (5% additional damage) for two turns. This effect can stack twice.
 

Bow Skill

  • The power bonus for the caster has increased.
  • A weaker power bonus has been added that applies to the caster's allies.
  • The duration of the power bonus has been adjusted to other bonuses. It now lasts 3 turns instead of 2.
 

Poisoned Arrow

  • Spell damage has been increased.
  • Effect added: if the target is affected by Pitfall, the spell will remove 2 AP from the target for 12 turns. The Pitfall state is then removed.
 

Pitfall

  • The spell now requires a line of sight.
  • The trap has increased in size: single target → 1-cell cross.
  • The cooldown has decreased by 1 at all levels.
  • The AP cost has increased: 2 → 3 AP.
  • The spell is no longer visible to opponents on the turn it is cast. This mechanic had become obsolete with the new ping system.

 
 

Xelor

The Xelor's stat brackets have been modified, and therefore some spells' damage values have been updated to better match the new brackets. Other effect or damage changes will be made as well.
 
A more extensive revamp of Xelor gameplay is still planned.
 
Modified Stat Brackets

  • Stat brackets have been updated and now follow the same pattern as other classes.
  • All stat points will be refunded.
 

Hand

  • Spell damage has been increased.
 

Frostbite

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • The critical hit rate has been reduced: 1/40 → 1/50.
 

Dark Ray

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • Reduced the penalty's effect duration when the spell deals a critical hit: 2 turns → 1 turn.
  • The critical hit rate has increased: 1/50 → 1/35.
 

Shrivelling

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • A maximum number of casts per turn has been added: 3 casts per turn.
  • The maximum number of casts per player has been reduced: 3/target → 2/target.
  • The spell's range across levels has updated values: 4 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
 

Temporal Dust

  • Spell damage has been increased.
  • The spell no longer affects the caster's allies.
 

Time Theft

  • Spell damage has decreased.
 

Cog

  • Spell damage has been increased.
  • A per-target cast limit has been added: 1/target.
 

Distortion

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • Spell damage inflicted through the Dial is now proportional to the spell's base damage.
 

Clock

  • Spell damage has decreased.
 

Xelor's Punch

  • Spell damage has decreased.
  • The critical hit rate has increased: 1/40 → 1/35.
  • The AP cost has decreased: 4 → 3.
  • The range has decreased: 5 → 3.
  • The number of casts per target is now a number of casts per turn.
  • New effect added: teleports the caster symmetrically relative to the target.
  • The spell no longer deals damage to allies.

 
 

Extensive Changes

Pandawa

We wanted to take advantage of the changes being made to the Pandawa stat brackets to make some to this class's gameplay as well. Although we thought its gameplay was basically still interesting and fun, having so many utility spells along with four elemental paths made for overly repetitive turns in the game. Also, Pandawa characters' spells and gameplay often gave them a huge amount of resistance even without equipment geared accordingly, making this class less fun to fight.

We therefore decided to get rid of the Fire path along with combining some of the utility spells to give each path a wider range of actions.
We also wanted to rework the Drunk state so it would be more dynamic to use. So the Drunk state and the Sober state (the absence of the Drunk state) are now infinite, but they will only grant temporary bonuses after a transition from one state to the other.

  • Going from Sober to Drunk status temporarily increases the caster's damage.
  • Going from Drunk to Sober status temporarily increases the caster's AP.
 

To allow for creative and strategic potential in the Pandawa's turns, we gave the new spells a state change effect that is applied when an effect ends. So it will be possible to switch between states multiple times within a single turn without resorting to a utility spell. Also, the various bonuses a Pandawa may get will no longer go away when a state changes, providing more control and flexibility during team play.

Finally, as previously mentioned, several spells have been grouped to optimize the variety of available spells. This also allowed us to add new uses for carrying an ally or opponent, which you'll find out from the spell descriptions.

Level requirements for spells have been tweaked to suit these changes. All spell points will be refunded, except for the Summoning of Pandawa Dopple spell, which is unchanged.
 
 
Modified Stat Brackets

  • Stat brackets have been updated and now follow the same pattern as other classes.
  • All stat points will be refunded.
 

Tipple – Level 1
Inflicts Water damage and applies an AP removal penalty.
The Drunk state is required.

  • AP cost: 3
 

Hangover – Level 1
Inflicts Earth damage. The Drunk state is required.

  • AP cost: 3
 

Boozer – Level 1
Applies the Drunk state to the caster. When cast again, removes the Drunk state.
Entering the Drunk state temporarily increases the damage inflicted by the caster. Exiting the state temporarily increases the caster's action points.

  • Damage increased by 10% for 1 turn
  • AP increased by 2 for the current turn
  • Maximum number of casts per turn (rank 6): 2
  • AP cost: 1
 

Alcoholic Breath – Level 3
Inflicts Air damage and repels the target.
The Drunk state is required.
The spell no longer inflicts damage on the caster's allies.

  • Straight-line casting
  • AP cost: 3
 

Bamboo Milk – Level 6
Reduces the duration of effects on the caster by 5 turns.
If the caster is in the Carrying state, reduces the duration of effects on the carried target by 2 turns.

  • The spell no longer removes the Drunk state.
  • AP cost: 2
 

Schnaps – Level 9
Inflicts Air damage in an area of effect.

  • Diagonal casting
  • Does not require line of sight
  • AP cost: 4
 

Stabilisation – Level 13
Prevents the target from being moved. Increases resistance to MP loss.

  • AP cost: 2
 

Pandatak – Level 17
Inflicts Earth damage in several cells along a straight line.
Enemies hit by the spell have their power reduced.

  • Straight-line casting
  • AP cost: 4
 

Karcham – Level 21
Carries the target. On second casting, throws the target onto the targeted cell.

  • Straight-line casting
  • AP cost: 1
 

Explosive Flask – Level 26
When carrying an entity: the target will inflict damage in the caster's best attack element around the target's destination cell when it is thrown.
When carrying one's own barrel: the barrel will push back targets around its point of impact before dying when it is thrown.
The Carrying state is required.

  • AP cost: 2
 

Vulnerability – Level 31
Increases the percentage of damage received by the target.
The Drunk state is required.

  • Straight-line casting
  • AP cost: 3
 

Melancholy – Level 36
Inflicts Water damage.

  • Straight-line casting
  • AP cost: 4
 

Liqueur – Level 42
Inflicts an Air health steal on the targeted enemy.
Until the next turn, this enemy will suffer a Dodge penalty on taking pushback damage. Every instance of pushback damage will apply a 10 Dodge penalty for 2 turns. This effect can be stacked 3 times.

  • AP cost: 4
 

Prohibition – Level 48
Inflicts Earth damage on enemies and attracts targets to the caster.
The caster gains a Lock bonus for each enemy hit and then loses the Drunk state.
The spell applies a 5% reduction to damage received in close combat to the caster for every enemy hit by the spell.

  • The spell can only be cast on the caster.
  • Its area of effect is a 2-cell cross.
  • AP cost: 4
 

Pandiniuras – Level 54
Increases the target's MP. The Drunk state is required.
The spell's cooldown has increased by 1 at all levels.

  • AP cost: 2
 

Shaké – Level 60
Inflicts Water damage and increases the caster's critical damage.
The caster enters the Drunk state.

  • AP cost: 3
 

Absinthe – Level 70
Inflicts Air damage and repels targets.
The caster gains a Dodge bonus for each enemy hit and then loses the Drunk state.

  • The spell's area of effect is a 1-cell diagonal cross, similar to the Feca's Blindness spell.
  • The target in the center of the cross is not repelled.
  • AP cost: 3
 

Hooch – Level 80
Inflicts Earth damage and applies a shield on the caster.
Applies the Drunk state on the caster.

  • The shield's duration is 1 turn.
  • The shield value is 150% of the caster's level.
  • The shield is stackable, but the spell can only be cast once per target.
  • Casting on a target is required to get the shield.
  • AP cost: 3
 

Debauchery – Level 90
Inflicts Water damage in an area of effect.
The caster loses the Drunk state.

  • The spell's area of effect is a 2-cell circle.
  • Spell damage is inflicted on allies and enemies alike.
  • AP cost: 2
 

Spirit Bond – Level 100
Summons a Pandawasta.
The Drunk state is required.

  • Straight-line casting
  • Does not require line of sight
  • AP cost: 3
 

Drunkenness – Special Pandawa Spell
Summons a barrel that attracts enemies. If carried: heals around the carrier.
When thrown, the barrel heals allies near its destination cell.

  • AP cost: 3
 

State Bonuses
The AP bonus can only be obtained once per turn after switching from the Drunk to the Sober state.