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New Troop: Valor


Just as the Archon Mercy descended to help rebuild Whitehelm, so too has Valor, the Archon of Sword’s Edge, appeared to help Queen Ysabelle re-ascend the throne after the treachery of the Knights Coronet.

Valor however, is ill-suited for such tasks. Like a true knight, BATTLE is in his blood, not PEACE! He has a particular hatred for Daemons, and it is of concern to both Ysabelle and the reformed Dragon Knights that he may start a holy crusade against the creatures, when what their kingdom needs now is peace, not war.

Balance Changes
As you know, the incoming 2.0 update will be all about PvP. As such, we wanted to smack down a couple of troops who were performing a little too well, especially in defense. This isn’t a hard smack, more of a gentle slap, to 2 members of everyone’s (least) favorite Goblin Team: Rocket & Boar Rider. With the extra turn (which is worth about 3 mana by itself) these guys were both just a little too efficient at their 9 mana cost. We’ve included a graph below showing the top 24 troops for defense, which highlights the Goblin-usage in PvP defense teams. Our goal is that when 2.0 goes live, and defense teams matter more, this small change might nudge a few folks to reconsider the “Global Goblin Defense Initiative”! We’ll likely have some buffs incoming on some of the underused troops too, which should help make the decision easier.

Goblin Rocket
* Mana Cost increased from 9 to 11

Boar Rider
* Mana Cost increased from 9 to 11

To answer an obvious question… Why didn’t we nerf the Goblin, rather than his 2 comrades, given that he’s used more? The reasons are twofold. Firstly, he is a very important troop for new players, and we don’t want to make the game any harder for them. Secondly, as players rise in level, we actually see a natural decline of the Goblin in favor of his big brother, the Hobgoblin, who already had an adjustment quite a few months back.

And as for the Shaman… Well he get used in OTHER teams besides the Goblin Gang, so we didn’t want to mess with him for now.

Refunds
All core Goblin troops will be available for refunds this week.
PVP IconPVP Rewards Reminder
With the PVP reset comes payouts in Souls for your efforts on the battlefield against other players. Remember, you’ll have until the next event to climb as high as you can and earn yourself some souls. Here’s what you can earn at each rank:

  • * Rank 1: 300 Souls, 2000 Gold, 100 Glory, 10 Glory Keys
  • * Rank 2: 150 Souls, 1500 Gold, 50 Glory, 5 Glory Keys
  • * Rank 3: 80 Souls, 1000 Gold, 40 Glory
  • * Rank 4: 60 Souls, 900 Gold, 30 Glory
  • * Rank 5: 50 Souls, 800 Gold, 20 Glory
  • * Rank 6: 40 Souls, 700 Gold, 10 Glory
  • * Rank 7: 35 Souls, 600 Gold, 5 Glory
  • * Rank 8: 30 Souls, 500 Gold
  • * Rank 9: 25 Souls, 400 Gold
  • * Rank 10: 20 Souls, 300 Gold
  • * Rank 11: 16 Souls, 200 Gold
  • * Rank 12: 12 Souls, 100 Gold
  • * Rank 13: 8 Souls, 50 Gold
  • * Rank 14: 4 Souls, 10 Gold
  • * Rank 15: 1 Gold

Please note this Event only applies to Steam, iOS and Android versions of the game.

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1 Comments ON " Call to Valor "
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    Lorne May 7, 2016 at 03:51 - Reply

    I use boar rider, but not part of a goblin team. This nerf is kinda annoying. May I suggest you work with the team bonuses, or implement a team penalty (implement the nerf if you use multiple goblins, for instance)? Takes care of the overall problem without destroying the troop.

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