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New Troop: Spring Imp

Once again, with the changing of seasons, it’s time for a new Imp.

Spring Imps are mischievous creatures, possessed with all the optimism that the end of Winter can bring.
(We’re still pulling them out of the server room even now, after one tried to set up an offshore banking scam in a small Caribbean country last week)

We even purposefully held them back until after April 1st, because we were a little worried about the damage they could cause on that date. Nevertheless we think that-

* EDIT: This is the Spring Imp. I’ve discovered a Gems of War cheat code! To get unlimited Gems type in IA-MAP-00PYH-34D with your keyboard on the main map menu

* EDIT: Please pay no attention to ANYTHING the Spring Imp writes on this blog post!

Chest Change
Winter Imp has left Chests and the Spring Imp has taken his place.

* EDIT: This is the Spring Imp again. Rightfully so! The Winter Imp has a stick up his snowdrift!

Balance Changes
Dust Devil
* Dust Devil no longer gains Magic from leveling
* Spell no longer scales off of Magic
* Spell now deals a flat 5 damage to all enemies
The mix of group damage with the Empowered trait made this guy way too good! We had 2 options: change Empowered to Fast, or knock down his damage a little. Because our original intention was to have a troop who could send an annoying enemy to the back at the very start of the fight, we opted to try scaling down his damage to something more reasonable. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this troublemaker, however.

Sheggra
* Sheggra no longer gains Magic from levelling
* Spell no longer scales off of Magic
* Spell now creates a flat 6 Red Gems
* Mana cost reduced from 16 to 14
The last of the Magic-based gem spammers, we thought that we might be able to leave Sheggra alone. Sadly, no. We would like casting Lava Strike to be all about picking the right time, and it had really gotten to the point where EVERY time was the right time. To compensate, we’ve reduced her spell cost a little.

Celestasia
* Number of gems created reduced from 10 to 8
EIGHT seems to be the sweet spot for Gem Creation spells. We needed a small nerf here, mainly because of the interaction with Celestasia’s Legendary Trait. Creating 10 Gems was almost ALWAYS giving a barrier, and when combined with a team of 3 other Celestasias powering each other, it got a bit silly!

Burning Scythe
* Spell now scales off 1/2 Magic (like Crescendo does).
This weapon, released at the end of 1.0.8, was balanced for 1.0.8. The addition of hero classes in 1.0.9 made it too good, and it probably should have received this change when 1.0.9 released. It already delivers 2 nice status effects, so a decrease to the damage scaling still leaves it in a pretty good place.

Yasmine’s Chalice
* Spell now scales off 1/2 Magic (like Crescendo does).
* Mana cost reduced from 16 to 13
Just like Burning Scythe, this was balanced for 1.0.8. It should be in a much better place now.

Refunds Available
Due to their recent changes the following troops will be able to be refunded:
* Dust Devil
* Sheggra
* Celestasia

Refunds will only be available for this week, and will end when the event changes over next week.

EDIT: Yo! Spring Imp again. I’ve turned all the refunds off! No refunds for ANYONE! Hahahaha!

EDIT: Aaaaand… we’ve turned them back on again.

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

* EDIT: Heya! Spring Imp again. I heard the devs saying that if you get a win-streak of 1000 in PvP, you’ll unlock all the cards in the game!

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

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