Duelyst Patch 1.68

by Counterplay Games  /  July 20, 2016

The patch is expected to roll out 7/21 9AM EST.

Whew, this one’s a bit on the late side of the “mid-month” but we promise it’s worth the wait. We’re rolling out a lot of new stuff so try to hang on as we lay it all out.

Introducing Prismatic Cards

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Prismatic Cards are special, rarer, shinier ‘foil’ versions of existing cards. Each card now exists in both a regular and Prismatic form, which is a 100% visual aesthetic that does not impact gameplay. A Prismatic Card displays a custom Prismatic visual effect in-game, and a custom spawn and cast animation.

Each card found in a Spirit Orb has a chance to be automatically upgraded to its Prismatic form. You can also craft and disenchant Prismatic cards with Spirit:

  • Common Prismatic: Craft for 200 Spirit / Disenchant for 40 Spirit
  • Rare Prismatic: Craft for 350 Spirit/ Disenchant for 100 Spirit
  • Epic Prismatc: Craft for 900 Spirit / Disenchant for 350 Spirit
  • Legendary Prismatic: Craft for 1800 Spirit / Disenchant for 900 Spirit

Basic Faction and Neutral Prismatic cards can now be earned by leveling up your Faction. Previous Emotes in the Faction Progression have been moved to the Cosmetics section of the Armory (more on this later). Anyone who registered prior to this Patch 1.68 will receive the original base General emotes automatically.

Cosmetics Available in Armory

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We’ve added almost 200 new cosmetic items to the Armory including Emotes, Card Backs, and Profile Icons.

  • Cosmetics have a Rarity just like cards.
  • All Cosmetics can be crafted for Spirit or purchased with real money.
  • Base General Emotes have been replaced with Prismatic cards in the Faction XP Level Progression.
  • Everyone who registered prior to this Patch 1.68 will receive all the Base General Emotes automatically.
  • Legendary Mark II General Skins are COMING SOON, end of this month in 10 days. This was a massive update, and we ran out of time, gang 🙂

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Let’s walkthrough this:

New Emotes

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  • Original base Generals each receive an additional alternate emote (Kiss for Male, and Wink for Female Generals), for a total of 11 emotes per General.
  • There are now 11 emotes for each of the Alternate Generals.
  • There are now 5 Healing Mystic Emotes and a Snowchaser Emote.
    * More emotes will arrive at the end of this month, such as additional Neutral emotes and Mechaz0r.

Card Backs

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We’ve added a concept of card backs that can be assigned PER DECK. We’ve started with 3 card backs in the Armory, and we plan to add more in the upcoming patches. Some future card backs will be exclusives for special events and tournaments.

  • During a match, card backs show up to your opponent whenever you play a card. They also show up during replays.
  • You can set your card back while editing your custom deck by using an icon in the top right UI.

Profile Icons

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We’ve added over 90 new Profile Icons that you can choose from. They will show up during your in-game matches, Profile screen, and Buddy List.

Bundles

Emotes can be purchased in bundles, with any duplicates automatically disenchanted for Spirit.

Mystery Cosmetic Crates

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Mystery Crates are another alternative way to acquire bundles of Cosmetics. Every time you win a match, you have a chance of winning a Mystery Crate filled with Cosmetics, Prismatic Cards, and game content.

Remember, cosmetics can always be directly crafted or purchased from the Armory, but the Mystery Crates provide another method to acquire high-rarity cosmetics. Duplicate cosmetic items dropping from crates will be disenchanted for a fraction of the Spirit cost.

There are 3 tiers of Crates, and you can have up to 5 of each in your inventory:

  • Common
    • 2 Cosmetic Items
    • 1 Prismatic Card
    • Chance for a Common Crate Key
  • Rare
    • 1 Spirit Orb
    • 3 Cosmetic Items
    • 1 Prismatic Card
    • Better chance for a Common Crate Key
    • Better chance for high rarity items
  • Epic
    • 3 Spirit Orbs
    • 3 Cosmetic Items
    • 2 Prismatic Card
    • Better chance for a Common Crate Key
    • Best chance for high rarity items

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Each Crate type requires a key to open. Keys can be purchased, or earned via Hidden Achievements. Note: A system for you to earn a small number of free keys in-game is in the works.

  • Common Key – $1.99 USD
  • Rare Key – $4.99 USD
  • Epic Key – $9.99 USD

DEV NOTE: We’re very quick to ship features and content—some systems, numbers, and features will need refinement, polish, and tuning. Aside from a small amount of Spirit Orbs for Rare and Epic crates to balance value, crates contain cosmetic content only. Cosmetics do not impact gameplay. There is no trading or Steam Marketplace integration with Crates (or items within).

Steam Update

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We continue to test Steam on all supported OS configurations. We’ve identified a number of Windows 7 bugs that we’re still working through. We are also about to send out additional waves of Steam invites. Thanks for helping us test, everyone!

Remember, you can sign up for the Steam Preview here.

8 Card Received New Lore

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8 cards just got some brand new Lore!

  • Skyrock Golem
  • Bloodshard Golem
  • Brightmoss Golem
  • Golem Vanquisher
  • Hailstone Golem
  • Sundrop Elixir
  • True Strike
  • Crossbones

Feedback

As always we’re around in Discord and on Reddit to chat with everyone about the patch, answer and questions, and talk about upcoming plans.