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11.5 - Galactic Frontier
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Summary
Release date: May 14, 2024
Bonus Update: Galactic Frontier Bonus
Hotfixes:
Client version: 11.5.8010.2
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All Patch Notes

New God Skins

New Voice Packs

BUG FIXES

UI

  • Items that reach stacks in the triple digits are no longer truncated.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing item icons to sometimes not load correctly. Please let us know if this issue persists under any specific circumstances!

Game Modes

  • Conquest
  • Resolved issue with NPC navigation in the Fire Giant pit
  • This affected the Bull Demon and various Pets
  • Odin’s Onslaught
  • Fixed issue where Scale and Skull delivery would not apply buffs when expected
  • Fixed several minor collision issues where players could clip into world geometry
  • Fixed several flag possession issues
  • Lancelot is now properly Silenced by the Scale and Skull, meaning he can no longer travel with them while on his horse

Gods

  • Fixed an issue where Shiva was able to increase his ult rank prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue with Zeus’ The Fallen skin, where his “Attack the Titan!” VGS was previously playing the “I’ll defend the Titan!” voice line.
  • Fixed an issue where Athena was unable to gain Block stacks from using her Preemptive Strike on minions.

BALANCE LIVE WITH THE 11.5 UPDATE

Game Modes

Ranked

  • All Ranked modes will be soft reset

Odin’s Onslaught Returns!

Odin’s Onslaught returns! We have made a number of adjustments to the mode with the feedback from the mode’s first run, making the mode even more fun! In general, these changes will encourage players to fight more, and will allow them to be in better sync with their teammates. In addition, we’ve given some smaller features some well-deserved polish and fixed up a ton of bugs!

  • Odin’s Onslaught is back and has received a lot of love and bug fixes to make the mode more polished and exciting!
  • Summary
  • 2v2v2v2v2
  • Large jungle-only map
  • Race to reach 40,000 gold
  • Phases
  • Norns spawn shortly after the match begins, granting a large sum of gold and a speed buff to whoever slay them
  • After all Norns are killed, the Nidhoggr miniboss spawns, which drops a Dragon Scale when defeated
  • Picking up the Scale will Silence you and Slow you, but you can still perform Basic Attacks while carrying it
  • Delivering the scale to the highlighted Item Shops grants gold and a permanent buff that grants a stack of 15 of both Protections
  • 1st Delivery: 600 gold per teammate
  • 2nd Delivery: 750 gold per teammate
  • 3rd Delivery: 1000 gold per teammate
  • After the scale is delivered, the Norns respawn
  • This cycle occurs three times, after which the final boss appears!
  • Killing the final boss drops a Dragon Skull
  • Delivering the Skull awards your team with 1500 gold per teammate and granting a powerful permanent buff that will make winning more feasible
  • NEW – Misc. Updates
  • Spawn Logic
  • Revamped to be more robust and better at checking for nearby friendlies and enemies
  • Players are more likely to spawn near an ally unless there are two or more enemies in their general vicinity
  • Assist System
  • Participating in fights is rewarded, even if someone swoops in and takes the kill. Players will now get 35% of the value as long as they damaged the god before they were killed by an enemy player.
  • Capture Point and Pickup Polish
  • Visual and gameplay indicators for picking up and capturing objectives have been improved
  • Buffs
  • Buffs are now awarded to both you and your ally when you clear a buff camp, regardless of their location
  • Buffs also have the following updated effects:
  • Hybrid Green Belt – Treant’s Vitality
  • +10% Max Health and Mana
  • +50 HP5
  • +30 MP5
  • Hybrid Purple Belt – Dire Boar’s Ferocity
  • +20% Attack Speed
  • +10 Penetration
  • +10% Penetration
  • Hybrid Red Belt – Drakespawn’s Power
  • +10% Damage Dealt
  • +10 Power
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Hybrid Yellow Belt – Norn’s Agility
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • +3% Movement Speed for every Enemy God within 55 feet (up to 5 stacks)
  • +20% Crowd Control Reduction
  • HUD
  • HUD elements in Odin’s Onslaught are now configurable with the HUD editor for both the Classic and Updated versions!
  • General Balance
  • The Gold victory condition has been increased to 40,000.
  • The value of kills has been increased
  • The value of non-objective camp kills has been reduced
  • Adjusted Health and Protections for all camps, as well as their scaling
  • Increased setup time from 30 seconds to 75 seconds
  • The following gods are banned:
  • Aphrodite
  • Bakasura
  • Cliodhna
  • Janus
  • Jing Wei
  • Jormungandr
  • Persephone
  • The Morrigan

Slash Refresh

Using some feedback from our recent 4v4 Slash experiment and Slash in general, we have made several changes to improve the flow and feel of the mode! Firstly, Gold spooling has been increased to help push the pace of the game forward. In the same vein, we’ve added a new out-of-base portal to get players back into the action quickly. Finally, Enhanced Apophis is going to be more important than ever before, as many players have found it challenging to break the base in a meaningful way.

  • Gold Spooling increased from 8 per second to 9 per second
  • NEW – Enhanced Apophis now spawns two Juggernauts when killed
  • Note: Apophis becomes Enhanced at 20 minutes
  • NEW – Portals
  • A new out-of-base portal is active from match start and while your team does not have an active Juggernaut
  • This portal brings you to the center of your side’s jungle
  • Out-of-base speed boost duration reduced from 15 to 10 seconds due to the above change
  • Buff orb pickup lifespan increased from 30 to 45 seconds

Duel

This list of Duel Bans moves away from thematic approaches and returns to a more competitive angle. For this round, we polled our Ambassadors for their opinions on the strongest Duel gods, and, combined with our own internal data, based this list on the results.

  • The following gods are unbanned:
  • Achilles
  • Atlas
  • Baba Yaga
  • Bake Kujira
  • Cerberus
  • Charon
  • Charybdis
  • Chernobog
  • Cliodhna
  • Cthulhu
  • Danzaburou
  • Gilgamesh
  • Heimdallr
  • Horus
  • Ishtar
  • Ix Chel
  • Jormungandr
  • King Arthur
  • Maman Brigitte
  • Martichoras
  • Maui
  • Merlin
  • Mulan
  • Olorun
  • Pele
  • Persephone
  • Set
  • Shiva
  • Surtr
  • Tiamat
  • Tsukuyomi
  • Yemoja
  • Yu Huang
  • The following gods are now banned:
  • Ah Muzen Cab
  • Anhur
  • Anubis
  • Ao Kuang
  • Arachne
  • Bakasura
  • Bastet
  • Cernunnos
  • Erlang Shen
  • Freya
  • Hades
  • He Bo
  • Hou Yi
  • Kali
  • Loki
  • Osiris
  • Poseidon
  • Skadi
  • Ullr
  • Vamana
  • The following gods will remain banned:
  • Baron Samedi
  • Hera
  • Lancelot
  • Morgan Le Fay
  • Nut

Item Balance

Equinox T3 Equinox T3 Equinox

While the damage this item deals feels great, we have yet to get the healing into a good spot. With a slight decrease to the healing bonus when hitting gods, we believe the sustain, especially when boxing, will be much more reasonable.

  • Decreased Healing from gods from 2x to 1.5x

JotunnsWrath T3 JotunnsWrath T3 Jotunn's Wrath

The Jungle and Physical Mid build path has been very similar for the past few patches, so we are looking to mix it up by nerfing its core items, which will allow their alternatives to better compete.

  • Increased Cost from 2200 to 2300

JotunnsVigor JotunnsVigor Jotunn's Vigor

  • Increased Cost from 2800 to 2900

JotunnsCunning JotunnsCunning Jotunn's Cunning

  • Increased Cost from 2800 to 2900

Transcendence T3 Transcendence T3 Transcendence

  • Decreased Mana from 300 to 250
  • Decreased Mana per stack from 15 to 10

Curseweaver T3 Curseweaver T3 Curseweaver

This brand-new item brings a whole new meaning to VVGS! We have wanted to explore an anti-casting item for a long time, and we are very excited to see how players will use it – especially with its unique stat distribution and location in the item tree.

  • Builds from Sorcerer’s Staff
  • 2500g
  • 60 Magical Power
  • 250 Health
  • 250 Mana
  • PASSIVE – Hitting an enemy god with a Basic Attack or Ability marks them for 4s. When the marked enemy god casts an ability, they take 5% of your Maximum Health + 5% of your Maximum Mana as Magical damage. You heal for 100% of the damage dealt. You may only apply a mark once every 12s. Each time an enemy casts an ability within 55 units of you, reduce the cooldown of this item by 1s.

Duality T3 Duality T3 Duality

Builds are about to get a whole lot more interesting! With Duality, gods who were once unable to buy specific items due to their lack of damaging abilities are now free to go any style of build they want – so long as they’ve got this brand new item with them!

  • Builds from Balanced Blade
  • 2700g
  • 40 Physical Power
  • 15% Attack Speed
  • PASSIVE – Once every 5s, your next Basic Attack has half of its damage converted to Physical ability damage. This damage can trigger ability item effects.

RadiantOrb T2 RadiantOrb T2 Cursed Orb

With our recent shift to make the Doom Orb tree more early game oriented, we recognized that the price was simply too high compared to its competition. While this item is already strong, it made the Mages buying it feel like they come online far too slowly.

  • Decreased Cost from 1600 to 1500

DoomOrb T3 DoomOrb T3 Doom Orb

  • Decreased Cost from 2850 to 2700

CyclopeanRing T3 CyclopeanRing T3 Cyclopean Ring

Magical ADCs have felt pretty weak lately, and smaller adjustments have not made much of a difference. In this patch, we are making pretty significant changes to a couple of core items to increase their efficiency. Plus (spoiler alert) a few gods in the archetype will also be receiving big changes!

  • Increased Passive damage from 8% Max Health to 9%
  • Decreased Cooldown from 10s to 8s

BancroftsTalon T3 BancroftsTalon T3 Bancroft's Talon

  • Decreased Cost from 2500 to 2400

NimbleBancroftsTalon NimbleBancroftsTalon Nimble Bancroft's Talon

  • Decreased Cost from 3100 to 3000
  • Added 2 Basic Attack Power per Passive stack

BancroftsClaw BancroftsClaw Bancroft's Claw

  • Decreased Cost from 3100 to 3000

BlackthornHammer T3 BlackthornHammer T3 Blackthorn Hammer

The Solo lane Warrior meta has had some significant shifts recently with the addition of Equinox in Patch 11.4 for Basic Attack focused gods. In 11.5 we’re attempting to re-balance this shift with a small buff to Blackthorn Hammer, primarily used by ability based Warriors in the Solo lane.

  • Increased Physical Power from 35 to 40
  • Increased Health from 300 to 350

Starter WardingSigil T1 Starter WardingSigil T1 Warding Sigil

Though Warding Sigil has been a generally unpopular item for Conquest players, it has seen more favor in other modes. However, due to this item only having Physical Power, it was only purchasable by Physical classes. While we understand that removing the Health from this item is a nerf, we have adjusted other stats accordingly and will now be able to open up this option for other classes as well!

  • Removed Health
  • Added 20 Magical Power
  • Increased Physical Protection from 10 to 15

Starter SigiloftheOldGuard T2 Starter SigiloftheOldGuard T2 Sigil of the Old Guard

  • Removed Health
  • Added 35 Magical Power
  • Increased Physical Protection from 40 to 45
  • Increased Healing from 1% of your Max Health to 2%

Starter InfusedSigil T2 Starter InfusedSigil T2 Infused Sigil

  • Removed Health
  • Added 45 Magical Power
  • Increased Physical Protection from 30 to 40
  • Increased Magical Protection from 30 to 40

God Balance

T Bellona Default Icon Bellona

Despite nerfs to some of her best items, Bellona has remained a consistent outlier in terms of popularity and performance.

  • Icons Bellona PassiveMaster of War
  • Decreased Protections from 5 to 4 per stack
  • Decreased Movement Speed from 3% to 2.5%
  • Icons Bellona A01Shield Bash
  • Increased Cooldown from 14s to 15s
  • Icons Bellona A03Scourge
  • Decreased Damage from 90/130/170/210/250 to 80/120/160/200/240

T Neith Default Icon Neith

While this may be Neith’s first ever nerf, we believe that it is definitely justified with her exceptional performance in Mid at the moment.

  • Icons Neith A03Back Flip
  • Increased Cooldown from 15s to 16s
  • Icons Neith A04World Weaver
  • Increased Cooldown from 90s to 100s
  • Decreased Damage Scaling from 125% to 115%

T Hachiman Default Icon Hachiman

Hachiman has been a consistent staple of the duo lane for the past few months. Despite some solid nerfs, he has been quite resistant to change. We are hoping that these nerfs will finally make way for other carries to shine.

  • Icons Hachiman PassiveMaster of Arms
  • Decreased Duration from 8s to 6s
  • Icons Hachiman A01Eagle Eye
  • Decreased Damage Scaling from 115% to 110%
  • Increased Cooldown from 12/11.5/11/10.5/10s to 14/13/12/11/10s
  • Icons Hachiman A02Heavenly Banner
  • Decreased Damage from 95/150/205/260/315 to 90/145/200/255/310

T GuanYu Default Icon Guan Yu

Though Guan Yu has seen a minor amount of success in niche populations, in general, this warrior has not seen the wider spotlight in some time. A couple small buffs across his kit will make him more accessible and playable for the majority of players.

  • General
  • Increased base Physical Protections from 22.4 to 23.8
  • Icons GuanYu A02Warrior's Will
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 50 at all ranks
  • Icons GuanYu A03Taolu Assault
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 55/60/65/70/75
  • Icons GuanYu A04Calvary Charge
  • Increased Damage from 75/100/125/150/175 to 85/110/135/160/185

T Serqet Default Icon Serqet

Serqet has been viable for a few short stints within the past year or so, but since the recent Critical Strike changes, she has been missing in action. As such, we’re giving her some general stat buffs and reverting our previous change to Ambush that will allow her more flexibility in her mobility.

  • General
  • Increased base Health from 560 to 580
  • Increased Health per level from 78 to 80
  • Icons Serqet A03Ambush
  • Increased Range from 55 to 65
  • Icons Serqet A04Last Breath
  • Increased Damage scaling from 120% to 130%

T Terra Default Icon Terra

Despite a nice quality of life increase in 11.3, Terra has still found herself amongst the bottom Support picks as of late. A couple nice buffs across the board will help her to better utilize her strengths

  • Icons Terra A02Crushing Earth
  • Decreased Mana cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 50/55/60/65/70
  • Icons Terra A03Monolith
  • Increased Heal per tick from 2/4/6/8/10 to 4/8/12/16/20
  • Icons Terra A04Earthen Fury
  • Decreased Cooldown from 90s at all ranked to 90/85/80/75/70s

T Merlin Default Icon Merlin

Though many perceive Merlin as a very solid god across the board, he has a shockingly low win rate at all levels of play. With these changes, we are focusing mostly on smaller adjustments to give players more flexibility while not increasing his damage output too much.

  • Icons Merlin PassiveOverload
  • Increased Damage from 10 to 20
  • Increased Damage Scaling from 15% to 20%
  • Icons Merlin Fire A01Radiate
  • Decreased Cooldown from 16/15/14/13/12s to 14/13.5/13/12.5/12s
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02Dragonfire
  • Decreased Cooldown from 18/17/16/15/14s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s

T CuChulainn Default Icon Cu Chulainn

It’s been a while since Cu Chulainn has rampaged throughout the battleground! Quality of life adjustments abound for this aggressive warrior!

  • Icons CuChulainn PassiveBerserk
  • Decreased time to transform from 3s to 2s
  • Increased Shield Health from 10 + 15 per level to 20 + 20 per level
  • Icons CuChulainn A01BGround Slam
  • Increased Root duration from 1s at all ranked to 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4s
  • Icons CuChulainn A02Vent Anger
  • Increased Movement Speed from 5% at all ranks to 5/6/7/8/9%

T Medusa Default Icon Medusa

This snake has been silently slithering amongst the bottom of the Hunter barrel for too long! Her clear should now more closely match her competitors, and she will now have a flavorful boon of speed with her newly heightened base stat!

  • General
  • Increased Movement Speed from 365 to 375
  • Icons Medusa A02Acid Spray
  • Increased Damage from 100/150/200/250/300 to 105/160/215/270/325
  • Decreased Cooldown from 14s to 13s

T Maui Default Icon Maui

Despite some recent buffs, Maui has still fallen far below the bars of the average Support. Now he’s back and stronger than ever with a bunch of utility buffs!

  • Icons Maui PassiveManaiakalani
  • Increased Mark range from 55 to 70
  • Icons Maui A01Master Fisherman
  • Removed self Slow
  • Increased Vortex strength by 15%
  • Icons Maui A02Mystical Ulua
  • Decreased Cooldown from 14/13/12/11/10s to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10s
  • Icons Maui A04Landfall
  • Decreased Cooldown from 110/105/100/95/90s to 90s

T Ymir Default Icon Ymir

Ymir now smash foes in any direction! Is Ymir… but better!

  • Icons Ymir A02Glacial Strike
  • Ymir may now rotate during the prefire of this ability

T Hera Default Icon Hera

Royal Assault has always had bonus damage, but the area has been so small that it’s been near-impossible to hit on purpose. With this size increase, it should be significantly easier to get that double hit!

  • Icons Hera A01Royal Assault
  • Double hit area increased by 50%

T Osiris Default Icon Osiris

Osiris is getting a small quality of life adjustment that will likely not impact his balance too much. The Broken God of the Afterlife is already performing to our expectations, but we don’t want to hold back on a feels improvement if we’ve got it!

  • Icons Osiris A02Spirit Flail
  • This ability can now be cast inside of walls
  • Note: Previously, this ability would not fire if over half of the ability was inside of a wall

Major God Balance

T Olorun Default Icon Olorun

Olorun has been a low performer all year, so we felt some further buffs were necessary on top of the buffs to his common items: Nimble Bancroft’s Talon and Cyclopean Ring. With significant buffs to Touch of Fate and Focused Light, he’s receiving an overall damage increase, which when combined with a shorter cooldown on Consecration, he should be a much more threatening target in the enemy backline.

  • Icons Olorun PassiveTouch of Fate
  • Increased Critical Strike Chance cap from 70% to 100%
  • Increased damage from Critical Strikes from 30% to 40%
  • Power requirement increased from 10 to 12
  • Icons Olorun A01Focused Light
  • This ability now gains increased damage dealt the longer you charge it, up to a maximum of 20% increase for being fully charged
  • Icons Olorun A03Consecration
  • Decreased Cooldown from 14s to 12s

T Mulan Default Icon Mulan

The recent tweak to Hercules’ Excavate was a hit, so we’re applying a similar update to Mulan (and Ymir, too), making her Grapple aim more naturally. Plus, we’ve removed the need for Mulan to hit an enemy god to use the subsequent parts of Divine Mastery. Together these changes should make her combat options feel more dynamic.

  • Icons Mulan A03Icons Mulan A03DGrapple
  • Mulan may now rotate during the prefire of this ability
  • Icons Mulan A04Divine Mastery
  • Mulan is no longer required to hit an enemy god to use the knock up and projectile portions of this ability

T Fafnir Default Icon Fafnir

To encourage more aggressive play with Fafnir, Endless Greed is getting an added bonus; granting him Gold for hitting enemy gods – how fitting! Additional changes have been made to Draconic Corruption’s de-transform, allowing him to get back into the fight much sooner.

  • Icons Fafnir PassiveEndless Greed
  • New effect: Fafnir gains 1 gold per enemy god hit with his abilities
  • During his ultimate, Fafnir gains 2 gold per proc of this effect
  • Icons Fafnir A04Draconic Corruption
  • Fafnir now de-transforms approximately 20% faster
  • Fafnir can now proc Basic Attack item effects with his Dragon Breath

T IxChel Default Icon Ix Chel

Great End has always been a tricky ability to manage, especially when trying to manage the locations of enemies, allies, and yourself. As such, we want to grant Ix Chel additional flexibility in how she uses this ability, especially when alone.

  • Icons IxChel A04Great End
  • Ix Chel now heals herself when hitting enemy gods in addition to healing when hitting allied gods
  • Note: Ix Chel will only ever heal once per tick, even if she hits both an enemy and an ally
  • Fixed an issue where this ability was slightly too narrow, so any enemies within the area of the ability should now be hit as intended

T Bastet Default Icon Bastet

Bastet’s cat came with some annoyance from both herself and her enemies. Reducing the cat’s health by 1 allows enemies with slower attacks to handle the cat easier, while making the cat immune until during its initial travel means it will always have the opportunity to Root and damage. Read on further down for another small adjustment regarding item procs in addition to these changes!

  • Icons Bastet A03Ensnaring Claw
  • The cat’s Health is decreased from 3 to 2.
  • The cat is now damage and CC immune until it hits an enemy or reaches its max range
  • The initial hit of this ability now damages and Roots all enemies in a 10 unit radius around it

T Charybdis Default Icon Charybdis

Beloved but unfortunately ever-underperforming, Charybdis is receiving some significant buffs in this patch. We’re attempting to address several frustration points at once here: often not having enough Tide, Capsize being slow to use, Whirlpool Form being interrupted, and the general clunkiness of The Maw Hungers.

  • Icons Charybdis PassiveRaging Tides
  • Increased Tide per Basic Attack hit from 2% to 3%
  • Icons Charybdis A02Capsize
  • Decreased time to full charge from 1s to 0.75s
  • Icons Charybdis A03Whirlpool Form
  • Charybdis now gains CC immunity during the prefire of this ability
  • Decreased Movement Speed from 20% to 0%
  • Decreased Amplified Movement Speed from 40% to 25%
  • Icons Charybdis A04The Maw Hungers
  • Improved the firing timing and general feels when using this ability

Item Proc Pass

The development process of Duality required new tech to be implemented, and with new tech comes new possibilities! We’re now able to explore those crazy questions like, “What if Jormungandr could use Death’s Embrace?” … turns out, it should probably be at a reduced rate of damage and healing! So that’s what we’re exploring below.

  • The following gods may now proc Basic Attack item effects on their Basic Attacks at reduced rates:
  • Jormungandr
  • 50% damage and healing
  • Bake Kujira
  • 50% damage and healing
  • Charybdis
  • 33% damage and healing
  • Note: Charybdis previously had this restriction on all of her Basic Attacks, but it is now only limited to her triple fire in her Basic Attack chain, NOT her first two autos or Spike Shot
  • Fafnir (Dragon)
  • 25% damage and healing

In a similar vein to the Basic Attack item effects above, we’re also exploring the new possibility of Pet Abilities proccing item effects. This includes things like Divine Ruin’s anti-heal, the Slow from Gem of Isolation, among numerous others. To make understanding the balance of these changes more intuitive, we’ve created rules for Single hits, Multi hits, and AoE hits. These rules and their ties to specific pet abilities are listed below.

  • The following god pets may now proc ability item effects with their pet’s abilities:
  • The following abilities are classified as Single Hits, meaning their procs will deal 100% damage and heal for 100%:
  • Skadi
  • Kaldr Dash
  • Tiamat
  • Summon Beast Charge
  • The following abilities are classified as Multi Hits, meaning their procs will deal 75% damage and heal for 75%:
  • Artemis
  • Boar Charge
  • Vulcan
  • Inferno Cannon Shot
  • The following abilities are classified as AoE Hits, meaning their procs will deal 50% damage and heal for 50%:
  • Bastet
  • Ensnaring Claw Area Hit
  • Hera
  • Argus Divine Shroud Aura
  • Argus Slam
  • Nu Wa
  • Clay Soldier Dash
  • Note: This is a special exception case because each Soldier Dash will proc item effects
  • Set
  • Clone Skewer

NEW GOD SKIN VOICE ACTORS

  • Steel Sentry Athena: Sarah Ruth Thomas
  • Iron Fang Anhur: Mike Bodie
  • Prismatic Gust Kukulkan: Laila Berzins
  • Wraith Rider Guan Yu: Connor Fogarty
  • Street King Sun Wukong: Colby Rummell


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