Alien Attacks Patch Notes

NOTE: This patch will be headed to Xbox One at a later date (currently unknown). Will update with any news.
 

GOD UPDATE


Zeus
ZEUS


Zeus has received a lot of tweaks to improve his abilities as well as a whole new ability to supplement his base kit. Before we talk about the new ability, let’s look at the tweaks to his older skills. Chain Lightning, while getting a few number adjustments, will now bounce much quicker allowing for Zeus to react faster to how the chain bounced. It will also now also slow allowing for better synergy with his new ability and his Ultimate. Lightning Storm is also now castable while moving. This change will let this skill be used more fluidly when needed. His new ability Aegis Assault is a deployable shield that acts as an extension of his attacks. Basic Attacks and Chain lightning will trigger bonus damage for wave clear and those unfortunate to be near the shield, while also acting as a bouncing point for Chain Lightning, allowing Zeus to punish isolated targets. Overall we expect these changes will allow Zeus to thrive as a high aggression and high burst Mage who needs to use careful positioning to maximize his potential.
 
Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning:

  • Decreased bounce delay from 0.4s → 0.2s
  • Reduced damage from 45/85/125/165/205 → 40/70/100/130/160
  • Increased cooldown 8s → 10s
  • NEW! Now applies a 30% slow to targets for 2s

 
Aegis Assault
NEW! Aegis Assault: Zeus throws his shield forward, dealing 80/125/170/215/260 +50% Magical Power as damage to nearby enemies and applying a charge. The shield remains for 3s, and Zeus may hit it with Basic Attacks or Chain Lightning to deal an additional 10/20/30/40/50 +Basic Attack damage.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80.
Cooldown: 10s.
 
Detonate Charge
Detonate Charge: REMOVED! No longer slows if you have 3 stacks on a target.
 
Lightning Strikes
Lightning Storm: Zeus is no longer rooted while casting this ability.
 

SKINS



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Galactic Invader Ah Puch400 Gems (Free The Visitors Ward with Purchase)

Galactic Invader Ah Puch
Voice Pack Available! (Click me)


 
 
Horned Beetle Khepri250 Gems

Horned Beetle Khepri


 
 

UPDATED GOD CARDS

Ares
Ares Default
 
Divine Protector Vamana
Divine Protector Vamana
 
Olympian Anhur
Olympian Anhur
 
Convention 2012 Artemis
Convention 2012 Artemis
 
Convention 2013 Kali
Convention 2013 Kali

NOTE: The card has been removed from the main site’s Patch Notes due to it being very similar to League of Legend’s Arclight Vayne splash art. If you remember the Sun’s Bride Chang’e/Star Guardian Lux debacle, then you should expect the card to be changed before the patch goes live.

Arclight Vayne Convention Kali 2

Arclight Vayne Convention Kali
 
Alienware Ra
Alienware Ra


 
 

EMOTES

  • Ravana Wave and Clap

 
 

WARDS

  • UFO Ward – Free with Purchase of Galactic Invader Ah Puch

 
 

ANNOUNCER PACKS

  • NOX: Updated Lines

 
 

AVATARS

  • Fenrir – Priced at 50 gems (using Ragnarok portrait)

 
 

MISC


10 New God Achievements

New Privacy Options
Added a new option to hide player stats at Profile screen called Hide My Profile.

  • This will hide any identifying information that can be obtained through the API.
  • Hide God Stats option for loading frames will now also hide the mastery level and frame.
  • Conquest Tutorial – Fixed purchasing items issue with non-Guardians.
  • Messages from Administrators will now go into your System Notifications.

 
 

ITEMS


Blink
BLINK
Blink is an item that allows gods to gain a burst of mobility on a long cooldown. In its previous form, it allowed for this mobility too often, and too early for the cost investment. By increasing the cooldown at early ranks, and keeping it mostly low on the highest ranks, players can still enjoy the engage potential of this active while feeling like they made a meaningful choice to pick it up. We also like this as an engage tool, so we nerfed the capability of escaping with it, highlighting Combat Blink as that choice.

All Blinks: Now triggers cooldown timer upon taking damage, so it’s more clear when it’s available (if cooldown is less than time out of combat requirement).

Increased cooldown from 90s to 150s.
 
Improved Blink
IMPROVED BLINK
Increased cooldown from 60s to 110s.

Time out of combat required increased from 4s to 5s.
 
Greater Blink
GREATER BLINK

Increased cooldown from 45s to 70s.

No longer grants 40% movement speed for 1s after blinking.

Time out of combat required increased from 3s to 5s.
 
Deathbringer
Deathbringer is a potent item that allows characters to have a powerful end game choice to fill out their power curve. While effective, it was slightly too effective at what it did and how it scaled with other items. We have reduced the bonus critical damage it provides to bring it back more into line.

Reduced critical strike damage from 50% to 40%.
 
 

BALANCE CHANGES


 
 
Athena
ATHENA

Shield Wall: Fixed shield wall getting destroyed by Gold Fury in some cases.
 
Bacchus
BACCHUS

Belch: Now pushes back minions while firing.
 
Guan Yu
GUAN YU

Updated Passive text to include boost for dealing damage.
 
Khepri
KHEPRI
Khepri’s Ultimate is a unique skill that can change the course of a fight instantly. We like his capability to do this, but felt there were some natural places we could add some counterplay. Executes felt like that would have the impact to bypass Khepri’s protection and as such, will now kill targets even if they are under the effect of Scarab’s Blessing. Similarly to Ullr breaking Disarms, this should allow for some very unique counter-play scenarios

Scarab’s Blessing:

  • Executes are no longer blocked by this ability.
  • Fixed ability going on cooldown even though it didn’t actually fire.

 
Neith (New)
NEITH

Updated all of her fx on Standard skin along with performance improvements.

World Weaver: Updated sound fx for ability.
 
Poseidon I
POSEIDON

Release the Kraken!: Improved team coloring for Kraken.
 
Ratatoskr
RATATOSKR

Acorn of Yggdrasil (Passive): Fixed Tier 1 Acorns not showing up in Scoreboard.

Through the Cosmos: Improved team coloring for Tree.
 
Vamana
VAMANA
The long requested passive meter has arrived! Vamana players will now be able to enjoy seeing information about their passive with a passive meter.

Sleeping Giant (Passive): Now has a passive meter.
 
Xing Tian
XING TIAN
Xing Tian had a strong release and we are making a few adjustments. Overall he was performing very well and had high damage. Somewhat paradoxically though, players didn’t feel the impact of this damage. His Furious Roar now does slightly less damage but does it’s damage quicker, which should let players feel the impact of the damage being dealt. Whirlwind of Rage and Steel will now allow for more reaction time, deal less damage overall, and deal less damage for players who escape early. We feel that Xing should still be rewarded for hitting this skill for the full duration, but want players who escape to also feel a reward.

  • Added missing Difficulty text.
  • Updated non-English translations to correct ability descriptions and values.

Furious Roar:

  • Decreased DoT duration from 1.5/2/2.5/3/3.5 → 1/2/2/3/3
  • Decreased DoT damage from 2.5% per .5s → 4% per 1s

Whirlwind of Rage and Steel:

  • Targets are now immune to Crowd Control while grabbed.
  • Increased warmup time from .6s → .75s
  • Decreased damage from 50/75/100/125/150 → 15/25/35/45/55
  • NEW! Now does increased damage for each subsequent spin: x2/x2.4/x2.8 after the initial hit.

 
Zeus
ZEUS
Zeus has received a lot of tweaks to improve his abilities as well as a whole new ability to supplement his base kit. Before we talk about the new ability, let’s look at the tweaks to his older skills. Chain Lightning, while getting a few number adjustments, will now bounce much quicker allowing for Zeus to react faster to how the chain bounced. It will also now also slow allowing for better synergy with his new ability and his Ultimate. Lightning Storm is also now castable while moving. This change will let this skill be used more fluidly when needed. His new ability Aegis Assault is a deployable shield that acts as an extension of his attacks. Basic Attacks and Chain lightning will trigger bonus damage for wave clear and those unfortunate to be near the shield, while also acting as a bouncing point for Chain Lightning, allowing Zeus to punish isolated targets. Overall we expect these changes will allow Zeus to thrive as a high aggression and high burst Mage who needs to use careful positioning to maximize his potential.

Chain Lightning:

  • Decreased bounce delay from 0.4s → 0.2s
  • Reduced damage from 45/85/125/165/205 → 40/70/100/130/160
  • Increased cooldown 8s → 10s
  • NEW! Now applies a 30% slow to targets for 2s

NEW! Aegis Assault: Zeus throws his shield forward, dealing 80/125/170/215/260 +50% Magical Power as damage to nearby enemies and applying a charge. The shield remains for 3s, and Zeus may hit it with Basic Attacks or Chain Lightning to deal an additional 10/20/30/40/50 +Basic Attack damage.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80.
Cooldown: 10s.

Detonate Charge: REMOVED! No longer slows if you have 3 stacks on a target.

Lightning Storm: Zeus is no longer rooted while casting this ability.
 
Zhong Kui
ZHONG KUI

Added extended lines for Standard Voice Pack.


 

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