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Announcement R209 Patchnotes & Game Rebalancing Guide

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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Dear Heroes of Dracania,

    We have been talking about the so-called PvE Balancing for the last few months, and here it is. With this release, we will not only add more possibilities to further improve your characters, we will also change the setup of various systems that interact with your classes to lift them to a state in which they're more flexible and long-term oriented.​

    It's been an amazing experience to receive so much valuable feedback from you and that helped us shaping this rework in a way that it's compatible with both our vision of the game and yours.​

    We really hope that you will enjoy Drakensang Online in its new form and continue to provide such a vital portion of the direction that this game will go to in the years to come.​

    At this point in time, there is not much to say other than THANK YOU!

    Thus, we would like to give you an overview of what you can expect from this version of Drakensang Online. Feel free to read through the following, but make sure you jump into the game and experience this overhaul for yourself.​

    Best regards,
    Your Drakensang Online Team
     
  2. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    General Changes & Bug Fixes

    Map Adjustments
    - We replaced the spawn platform in all urban areas (except for Lor'Tac) with a new object;
    - Moved the spawn platform in Hogni's Mine from the top to the bottom half of the plateau;
    - Moved the Travel Stone of Ellonidos closer to the spawn platform.
    Map Warning

    You might still remember that we introduced a feature to the dungeons that made sure that group members are not allowed to enter maps anymore that have marked as "cleared". There were some dungeons that are marked as cleared as soon as groups have defeated 20% of all monsters on the map - and this was not well perceived by you. That's why we have decided to extend the system a bit - by adding a warning state. This means, these maps do not longer change into the "cleared" state, not allowing you to enter the dungeon anymore, they just give you a message now that many monsters on the map are defeated already - but you are still able to enter the dungeon if you want to.

    Note that this change only applies to dungeons that had this 20% defeated monsters rule - dungeons that are marked as cleared when a specific monster was defeated, are still blocking you from entering the dungeon.
    Items

    We have increased the stack size of all travel items to 9999.
    The Black Knight that appears if you equip Dragan's Grim Signet Ring and your Health Points drop lower than 33%, spawns with an offset now so that he should not block your way anymore.​
     
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  3. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Game Rebalancing Guide

    Changes in Character Balancing

    We've applied some changes to the base balancing, more specifically in terms of damage, to enable all character classes to fit more into their designated roles.

    Please note that not everything has changed, but only those parts that we believe will help all classes to come closer together.

    In the table below, you can see how this affects the different classes and their respective base damage at each level from 1 to 55.​

    CharacterDragon KnightSpellweaverRangerSteam Mechanicus
    LevelNo changesOldNewOldNewOldNew
    13555454
    277117979
    38813810810
    410101610131013
    512121912151215
    613132113161316
    715152415191519
    817172717211721
    918182918231823
    1020203220252025
    1122223522282228
    1224243824302430
    1326264226332633
    1428284528352835
    1529294629372937
    1631315031393139
    1733335333423342
    1835355635443544
    1938386138483848
    2040406440514051
    2142426742534253
    2244447044564456
    2347477547594759
    2449497849624962
    2551518251645164
    2654548654685468
    2756569056715671
    2859599459755975
    2962629962786278
    30656510465826582
    31686810968866886
    32717111471907190
    33747411874937493
    34777712377977797
    3581811308110281102
    3684841348410684106
    3788881418811188111
    3891911469111591115
    3995951529512095120
    4099991589912599125
    41104104166104131104131
    42108108173108136108136
    43113113181113143113143
    44118118189118149118149
    45123123197123155123155
    46128128205128162128162
    47133133213133168133168
    48139139222139176139176
    49145145232145183145183
    50151151242151191151191
    51167167217167197167197
    52208208270208246208246
    53252252328252298252298
    54300300390300355300355
    55360360468360425360425

    Character Sheet & Skill Tooltips - Additional information


    We know that it is of significant interest for a lot of players to get much more details about the stats of their character and how all the various talents, pieces of equipment and buffs come together. Therefore, we added more information to the character sheet about how the base attributes are affected.

    By hovering over the base attributes (e.g. Base Damage), you can easily see how absolute and relative modifiers come together to deliver the result you see in the main view of your character sheet.
    Please see the screenshot below.
    001.png
    We've also added information to the skill tooltips to provide you with the exact damage range (absolute values).

    Please note, this information is currently not available for all skills with indirect damage sources (such as an area of effect), but we will be adding this in the near future.
    Changes to summoned Minions

    To provide all summoned minions with the same amount of usefulness and power, we've applied some changes to how they interact with their summoner (you) and how they react to your own progression.

    Therefore, we've added the attributes of the summoner as a source to the power progression of the minions. This means that they will (partially) use the progression all monsters use while also getting additional boosts from your own attributes.

    Please see the table below, which will give you more information about which values are affected and how much % they will receive from their summoner.


    ClassMinionDamageHealth PointsArmor SourceCritical Hit SourceBlock Rate SourceAttack Speed SourceAdditional changes
    SpellweaverGuardian100%------
    RangerWild Pack60%--100%---
    RangerWood Wraith180%--100%---
    Steam MechanicusMechanical Turret100%150%100%100%100%100%Turret is now destroyable
    Steam MechanicusMachine Gun Turret125%150%100%100%100%-Turret is now destroyable
    Steam MechanicusTactical Turret175%150%100%100%50%-Turret is now destroyable
    Steam MechanicusTesla Turret150%150%100%100%100%-Turret is now destroyable
     
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  4. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Skill Update

    With this release, we've changed various skills and skill talents for all four classes to restore the balance, in terms of fairness and usability. This includes not only the removal/replacement or rather realignment of specific talents but also detailed tweaks, e.g. in regard of cooldowns, maximum potential or even damage.​

    Therefore, we would like to give you an overview of all talents that have undergone a change. You can check the list below for more details, but we also encourage you to jump into the game and check it out by yourself!​
     
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  5. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Dragon Knight

    Talent / SkillChange
    Fanaticism
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    We divided the buff you will receive from this talent to make it compatible with the new buff UI visualization (to learn about the new Buff UI, go down to "UI Changes").
    Tit for Tat
    02.png
    Increased runtime from 1 second to 2 seconds
    Little Strokes
    03.png
    Increased chance of building up rage from 33% to 50%
    Deep Cuts
    04.png
    We've added an additional effect:
    Decreases movement speed by 40% and Attack Speed by 20% for 4 seconds of enemies that got hit by Bloody Wild Swing
    The existing current effect will remain.
    Cripple
    05.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Bloody Rage

    New Effect
    Increases your maximum rage for every enemy hit by 2
    Inspiring Presence
    06.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Burning Heatwave
    New Effect
    30% chance of burning enemies within a range of 7 meters.
    Burn debuff
    • Deals 20% of your base damage as fire damage per second
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    Last Eruption
    07.png
    We've added an additional effect:
    The shockwave will also deal 100% additional damage to all enemies within a 3-meter radius.
    Assault
    08.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New Effect
    Reduces all active cooldown for each hit enemy by 2%
    Willing and Ready
    09.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Deep Impact
    New Effect
    Increases your Attack Speed by 25% for 3 seconds after the jump
    Pigheaded
    10.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Headhunter
    New Effect
    Each critical hit or final blow:
    • Every enemy within a range of 3 meters will suffer from the Shred Armor debuff (this is the debuff the actual skill applies to enemies)
    Bottled Anger
    11.png
    Increase costs reduction from 10 to 20
    Sudden Wrath
    12.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Battle Armor
    New Effect
    + 2% block strength for every enemy within a range 10 meters
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    • Can stack up to 10 times
    Motivating Banner
    13.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Law of the Strong
    New Effect
    Every enemy that dies within your battle arena activates Law of the Strong
    Law of the Strong effect
    • +2% damage
    • Lasts for 5 seconds
    • Can stack up to 50 times
     
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  6. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Ranger

    Talent / SkillChange
    Experienced Archer
    41.png
    Change concentration costs reduction from 3 to 8.
    Nerve Gas
    42.png
    We've cleaned up the effect and added a new name:
    New name
    Determined Strike
    New Effect
    Hit enemies will suffer from the Determined Strike debuff
    Determined Strike debuff
    • -25% movement speed
    • -25% Attack Speed
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    Use Weaknesses
    43.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Piercing Hydra
    New Effect
    Hit enemies will suffer from the Piercing Hydra debuff
    Piercing Hydra debuff
    • -20% armor value
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    Increased Agility
    44.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Jumping Focus
    New Effect
    Marks every enemy within a range of 4 meters around the starting point for 8 seconds
    Poisoned Tip
    45.png
    We've added an additional effect:
    30% chance to poison enemies:
    • Deals 20% of your base damage as poison damage per second
    • Lasts for 5 seconds
    Robbed of Life
    46.png
    Increase the healing effect from 10% to 30%
    Light Blades
    47.png
    Changed cost reduction from 13 (absolute) to 40%.​
    Leaf in the Wind
    48.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Sharp Leaves
    New Effect
    Hit enemies will suffer from the Bleed debuff
    Bleed debuff
    • Deals 35% of your base damage as physical damage per second
    • Lasts for 5 seconds
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2018
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  7. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Spellweaver

    Talent / SkillChange
    Arcane Master
    21.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Mana Concentration
    New Effect
    Per successful hit:
    • +5 mana
    Ice Age
    22.png
    Increased explosion damage from 80% to 100%
    Sudden Frost
    x.png
    We've changed the current effect:
    Per successful hit:
    Reduces Frost Wind's cool-down by 5%
    Frozen Sphere
    23.png
    We have changed the targeting for the Frozen Sphere skill - the explosion now triggers at the position where you were pointing at, at-the-moment the skill was activated, so you can decide where it explodes.
    We have also removed the damage gradient from the Frozen Sphere explosion. This means that it should always deal the full 200% (or 350%) base damage
    Snow Storm
    24.png
    We have changed the explosion damage increase of Snow Storm (Frozen Sphere 5-point talent) from 100% to 150% (note that this 150 % will be added to the base explosion damage - means that it will be 200% + 150% = 350% explosion damage)
    Magic Missile
    25.png
    Increased base damage of Magic Missile from 70% to 80%
    Fireball
    26.png
    Increased base damage of Fireball from 110% to 120%
    Ice Missile
    27.png
    Increased base damage of Ice Missile from 40% to 50%
    Frost Nova
    28.png
    Increased base damage of Frost Nova from 80% to 100%
    Shock Charge
    29.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Lightning Explosion
    New Effect
    • Casts a lightning explosion that detonates 3 seconds after Lightning Strike's impact
    • Explosion deals 100% of your base damage as lightning damage
    • Explosion also activates the Electrified debuff
     
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  8. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Steam Mechanicus

    TalentChange
    Neutralizer
    51.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Stunning Shock
    New Effect
    • 10% chance of stunning an enemy within the Tesla Turret's range
    • Stun lasts for 2 seconds
    The current effect is now part of one of the new Group Momentum talents.
    Overload
    52.png
    Increased damage from 10% to 25%
    Spray Effect
    53.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Multi-Detonation
    New Effect
    • Every bomb will explode 3 times
    • Each enemy hit by explosion causes the Shred Armor debuff
    Shred Armor debuff:
    • -10% armor value
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    • Can stack up 5 times
    Rocket Dwarf
    54.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Explosive Jump
    New Effect
    • Every jump will cause an explosion that deals 100% of your base damage as fire damage
    • Every explosion has a chance of 30% to inflict the Burn debuff on hit enemies
    Burn debuff:
    • Deals 20% of your base damage as fire damage per second
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    Mass Produced
    55.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Turret Mechanicus
    New Effect
    Per enemy hit by Dwarf-in-the-Box explosion
    • Heals 2% of your active turret's Health Points
    Hellfire
    56.png
    Increased additional damage from 33% to 50%
    Pyro Missile
    57.png
    We've added an additional effect:
    New Effect
    25% chance that hit enemies will suffer from the Burn debuffBurn debuff:
    • Deals 30% of your base damage as fire damage per second
    • Lasts for 5 seconds
    Sticky Tar
    58.png
    Moved to the first talent slot (which also reduces talent costs from 3 to 2)
    Fetid Fumes
    59.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Poisonous Oil
    New Effect
    • Every enemy inside the oil slick will suffer from the Poisoned debuff
    Poisoned debuff:
    • Deals 10% of your base damage as poison damage per second
    Routine
    60.png
    We’ve replaced the existing talent with a new one:
    New name
    Oil Coating
    New Effect
    • Every enemy inside the oil slick will suffer from the Oil Coating debuff
    Oil Coating debuff:
    • Increases damage taken from Quick Shot, Heavy Shot and C14 Mirco-Rocket by 100%
    • Lasts for 5 seconds
    C14 Micro-Rocket
    61.png
    Increased the base damage of C14 Micro-Rocketfrom 75% to 100%
     
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  9. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Group effects on existing skills

    We've also added group effects to certain skills for each class and would like to summarize these additions below.​

    Please see the list of affected skills, but keep in mind that the basic effects can be improved by investing group talent points:


    ClassSkill Group Effect
    RangerDeadly Blow
    71.png
    If you defeat an enemy with Deadly Blow, every group member within a range of 7 meters will get the Poisonous Mist Buff
    Poisonous Mist buff:
    • Deals 5.75% damage of your base damage as poison damage per second to all enemies in a range of 5 meters
    • Lasts for 10 seconds
    RangerNet
    72.png
    • Each group member within a range of 2.75 meters of the stunned enemy will cause the enemy to suffer 2% damage, based on the group members' base damage, as poison damage
    • Each group member in a range of 2.75 meters will be healed by 2%
    RangerAdrenaline
    73.png
    Grants the Vigorous Spark buff to all group members within a range of 7 meters
    Vigorous Spark buff:
    • Instantly restores 5% resource
    • +5% movement speed
    • Lasts for 10 seconds
    WarriorSmash
    74.png
    Per critical hit:
    • Increases damage of all group members by 5% in a range of 10 meters
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    • Effect is not stackable
    WarriorBloody Wild Swing
    75.png
    Per critical hit:
    • All group members within a range of 10 meters will have 1% of their Health Points restored
    WarriorBanner of War
    76.png
    • +12.5% Attack Speed for all group members inside your battle arena
    • Effect is not stackable
    MageFrost Nova
    77.png
    Each group member within a range of the Frost Nova will cast a frost explosion, causing 5% of your base damage as ice damage.
    MageGuardian
    78.png
    When the Guardian dies, it activates the Guardian's Death buff for all group members in a range of 11 meters
    Guardian's Death buff:
    • Regenerates 0,3% Resource per second
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    MageDestruction
    79.png
    Grants the Support Stream buff to every group member hit by Destruction
    Support Stream buff:
    • -4% Resource costs for all skills
    • Lasts for 3 seconds
    Steam MechanicusOil Slick
    80.png
    +5,5% movement speed for all group members, running through an oil slick
    • Increased movement speed lasts for 3 seconds
    • Effect is not stackable
    Steam MechanicusSteam Conductor
    81.png
    +5% Health Points for 3 seconds for every group member within a range of 10 meters (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
    Steam MechanicusTactical Turret
    82.png
    + 1 Resource for every group member hit by a support missile

     
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  10. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Updated tooltips for skills and talents

    We've restructured the tooltips to provide precise information about the usage of all skills and their respective talents.​

    Please see the table below for the new structure. We've also attached a screenshot of the "Smash" tooltip, as an example.


    Skill Name

    Short Description

    A written description of
    the skill's usage

    Details

    Such as:
    • exact values
    • damage type
    • range

    Additional Effects

    If the effects above apply
    a Buff or Debuff, it's listed here

    Group Effect

    If the skill comes with
    a Group Effect, it's listed here

    Usage & Requirements

    • Target, e.g. Self or Multiple Enemies
    • Costs, e.g. Steam, Rage
    • Essence Costs
    • Cool-Down

    s.png
     
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  11. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Wisdom Rework

    Talent Changes & Progression

    As soon as this release hits the live servers, you can experience the complete revamp of the Wisdom system. The Wisdom tree, in general, was designed as a long-term motivation, which provides you a challenging but fun spiral up the ladder of optimized character progression.

    But, in its current state, the system is flat and delivers a rather uniform experience, instead of a diversified one. With these constraints in mind, we started to rethink how Wisdom would be experienced at the beginning of your character, but more importantly in the late game, by replacing the old Wisdom talents with a much broader setup that helps you to maximize your playstyle even further.
    Please note that we can't guarantee that Wisdom that has been collected above the actual max. level of 55 will be added to the new progression, as well. So, make sure to keep consumable Wisdom in your inventory as soon as you can make use of it!
    In order to treat this system that way, we've added new levels and more levels to (nearly) all Wisdom talents.
    This means:​
    • New characters can start to experience the system from level 10 onwards
    • From level 1-10, the system is locked
    • 21 of the 24 talents are locked at the beginning
      • The talents will be unlocked by increasing your character level
    • Wisdom max. level was increased from 55 to 200
      • Characters with a current Wisdom level of 55 will still be 55 after the update
    As you can see, from this release on, Wisdom will be treated like a true progression system. For this reason, we've added a Wisdom progress bar next to the character XP bar in the bottom UI, which will always provide you with your current Wisdom level and the Wisdom that is needed for your next level-up.
    w.png
    And as you can see on the above screenshot, we've also increased the max. level from 55 to 200. to guarantee the feeling of progression for a longer time in the late game. This is an important step, as it will enable the wisdom tree to grow even further in the future.
    To provide you with the full picture, we would like to share the math behind the new wisdom tree with you.
    At Wisdom level 200, you will have 1665 Wisdom talent points available to increase your desired talents.

    By replacing the old calculation, we are making it much more flexible for you and adding the possibility of improving more than just one talent with each Wisdom level. Please see the table below for the exact amount of talent points.

    Wisdom levelGranted points per level
    Level 09
    Level 1 - 996
    Level 100 - 1509
    Level 151 - 20012

    To get a better feeling of how this change will affect the system in general, we've attached a list of all Wisdom categories and a list of all Wisdom talents and their respective unlock levels.

    If you want to find out more about the respective talents, feel free to directly jump into the game (either on the test server or on live) and check it out by yourself!
    wisdom.png


    Wisdom Distribution Changes

    To provide an equal experience and a gameplay-oriented foundation, we decided to remove any possibility to purchase Wisdom, in a direct or indirect way.
    This means:​
    • Removed Ancient Wisdom from the global trader (shortcut "T")
    • Removed Ancient Wisdom from the Daily Deal
    • Increased the level requirement for finding Ancient Wisdom in Daily Challenges to 10
    To enable you to gather Wisdom more efficiently, we've added a new rune that will increase the amount of Wisdom per drop, the Rune of the Wisdom Seeker:

    NameUsage
    Lesser Rune of the Wisdom Seeker+ 1 to Ancient Wisdom drop stack size
    Rune of the Wisdom Seeker+ 2 to Ancient Wisdom drop stack size
    Mighty Rune of the Wisdom Seeker+ 3 to Ancient Wisdom drop stack size
    Supreme Rune of the Wisdom Seeker+ 5 to Ancient Wisdom drop stack size
    You can get this rune from the new "Sentinel's Chest" that will be available in any non-Parallel World Dungeon (Painful or above). You can find more information about this chest further below!
     
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  12. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Group Talents

    This version will not only contain a ton of Wisdom changes, but also a similar system that is dedicated to the group aspects of Drakensang Online: Group Talents.

    Unlocked at level 13, it will grant access to 9 new talents per class, which will improve the way the four character classes interact with each other. Please note that not all 9 talents are available at first, as some of them interact with skills that are not unlocked until later in the game.

    The system provides useful, permanent group buffs and powerful triggered effects that can be used to tip the balance in favor of your group.

    To qualify for group advantages, you must be within the range of your fellow group members (20 meters / ~ one screen length away).

    It works like this:
    g1.jpg

    By gathering Group Experience Points, you can increase your Group level. Each group member will have their own Group level, which will provide them with Group talent points that can be used to increase class-specific effects to the group.

    Please see the Group point progression below:

    Group levelGranted group talent points per Group level
    Level 13
    Level 2 - 203
    Level 21 - 406
    Level 41 - 609
    Level 61 - 8012

    Same as with Wisdom, we've prepared two tables to provide a better overview of the Group talent categories, talents and their unlock levels.

    CategoryExplanationGroup Talent Points
    per step
    Max. steps in this category
    Group AuraThis category includes three different auras that can be activated and will provide permanent buffs to all members currently within range.375
    Group EffectThe Group Effects are intertwined with three skills of each class and will help your group play.
    These effects will add useful short-term buffs to your usual combat routine, such as small portions of healing, speed increases etc.
    375
    Group MomentumEach player can choose one Group Momentum (per build) which can activate every 90 seconds.
    These effects are very powerful game changers that e.g. restore your group’s full resources and remove all debuffs or boost your damage outputs significantly.
    1501

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  13. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Group Widget Rework

    We've added some new functions to the group widget (not active in PvP or before Level 13) and this is how it will look now:​

    gg.png

    1 - Group Experience Multiplier Tooltip
    The Group Experience Multiplier will show you how much Group Experience you will gather by defeating enemies.
    It will also provide you with a summary of all currently active Group Talents.

    2 - Player Level Tooltip

    By hovering over the player level of any group member, you can see the Group Effects that this group member is contributing to the group and - additionally - which type of essences the player is using.
    It’s also a visual indicator of whether a group member is in range or not (next to the Multiplier).
    To keep the information as clear and fast as possible, only the names of the provided buffs will be shown here.
    If you want to find out more about the respective effects, you can do so by hovering over the buff icons at the bottom bar (see more details below in the "UI"-section of this announcement)

    3 - Group Level

    The Group Experience Bar will show you your current group experience status and (above) your very own group level.
    By hovering over it, you can see the exact amount of group experience that you need to level up.​

    UI Changes

    By adding all these additional functionalities and attributes, we wanted to make sure that the information is also delivered in an accurate way.

    That's why we reworked the way we visualize cooldowns, buffs/debuffs on your character and additional attributes of your beloved monsters.​

    Stackable Buffs / Debuffs

    In the past, all positive/negative effects were listed separately, which caused a huge cluster of information. With this release, we will combine similar effects into just one icon on your bottom bar, which will unveil the full information about every effect by hovering over the icon. This means that e.g. three different effects that applied a poison debuff to your character will not be shown next to each other, but only with one icon that indicates that there is more going on beneath the surface.

    It looks like this:
    gg2.png

    Buff / Debuff Overhaul

    As you can see in the examples below, we've reworked the visual style of all existing buffs/debuffs, to make it easier to recognize the category and type of any effect.

    Beginning with this release, all future effects will be either green, which means good, or red, which means bad.
    As this simplification will enable us to provide needed information faster, there will be still unique effects that will resemble a certain debuff (e.g. a very specific boss debuff).

    Please see the table below to get an overview of all effect types and their respective icons.
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  14. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Cooldown visualization

    We've created a new option in your game settings which will let you activate the display of detailed cooldowns on your skills.​

    This will help with keeping track of all your cooldowns in a precise manner.

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  15. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Monster & Difficulty Balancing

    Fighting monsters is the essence of our game. Making use of the various skills at hand and preparing for harder challenges with awesome equipment is the very core of Drakensang Online. To keep this core interesting and fair, but also challenging to you, we have applied various changes to our monster setup. Please see below for more details.​

    New Monster specializations

    Same as for your characters, we wanted to add more diversity to the monsters in Drakensang Online. That being said, we weren't interested in simply adding more health points or armor on top, but rather moving monsters that are already different in their behavior in even more diverse directions.​

    This led us to the decision that (amongst others) certain monsters will get the ability to block attacks, just as player characters do.​

    Therefore, we created 8 new monster types that all monsters we currently have in Drakensang Online can fit into.​

    See the table below for more details, but please note the actual values of e.g. "how much critical damage" etc. varies from monster to monster, so we will focus on how the new system works and which monster belongs to which type.


    Normal

    Normal enemies with no unique characteristics.

    Normal Bosses
    normal-bosses.png

    Normal Monsters
    normal-monsters.png


    Damage Dealer

    These enemies have the highest potential in terms of their average damage through normal hits and therefore also have a slightly improved chance to critically hit. Additionally, they have a slightly increased Attack Speed.

    Damage Dealer Bosses
    damage-bosses.png

    Damage Dealer Monsters
    damage-monster.png


    Critical Striker

    As the name implies, the Critical Striker has the highest chance to critically hit and deals a lot more damage by doing so. To counter this, they will have a slightly decreased Attack Speed.

    Critical Striker Monsters
    critical-monster.png


    Fast Striker

    These monsters are not significantly good at blocking or dealing heavy crits, but they have a much faster Attack Speed. This helps them in dealing much more damage in a shorter time frame.

    Fast Striker Bosses
    fast-boss.png

    Fast Striker Monsters

    fast-monsters.png


    Blocker

    As mentioned above, certain monster types are now able to block. The Blocker is the best at doing so, as he comes with the highest block rating.

    Blocker Bosses
    blocker-bosses.png

    Blocker Monsters
    blocker-monsters.png


    Tank

    Tanks will come with a little bit extra on their resistances, block and armor values. To balance their improved values, we've decreased their Attack Speed a bit.

    Tank Bosses
    tank-boss.png

    Tank Monsters
    tank-monsters.png


    Support

    Support monsters will have a slightly decreased Attack Speed but are mainly responsible for buffing fellow monsters.

    Support Bosses
    support-boss.png

    Support Monsters
    support-monsters.png


    Debuff Applier

    These monsters deal less direct damage, but they're the best when it comes to putting negative effects on your character. Make sure to have the right resistances at hand!

    Debuff Applier Bosses
    debuff-boss.png

    Debuff Applier Monsters
    debuff-monsters.png
     
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  16. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Monster base balancing changes

    To give more meaning to the different attributes of your equipment and especially to any skill or piece of gear that is related to elemental resistances, we've changed how the defensive values of monsters work.​

    Please see the table below for more information:


    Value

    Change

    In Numbers

    Elemental Resistances

    There are three different conditions that will apply to all monsters from now on.
    • High resistance against a certain element
    • Less resistance against a certain element
    • Normal resistances (like before)

    High:
    • Normal Value x 2
    Less:
    • Normal Value / 2
    Normal:
    • No change

    Armor Value

    We've slightly increased the basic armor value of all monsters.
    The change listed to the right does not include bonuses that will be true for certain monster types!

    Roughly + 20% to basic armor value

    Health Points

    We've both increased and decreased health points for all existing monsters.

    As these changes depend on their new types, ranks and general
    behavior, it's not possible to give a "from>to" range for this one.
    Boss base balancing changes

    Please see the detailed information for all bosses below:


    Boss

    Normal Content

    Normal Content (Additional Dungeon Difficulties)

    Parallel Worlds

    Arachna, Scourge of Duria

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 40%
    Health Points increased by 126%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance reduced by 50%
    Lightning Resistance - No change
    Poison Resistance increased by 100%
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    Increased attack speed
    Skills
    Net Attack - Damage increased by 100%

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 65%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 38%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    Increased attack speed
    Skills
    Net Attack - Damage increased by 100%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 50%
    Health Points reduced by 25%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 50%
    Special Attributes
    Increased attack speed
    Skills
    No changes

    Asar, Guardian of Kinza

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 75%
    Health Points reduced by 33%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance reduced by 38%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 75%
    Health Points reduced by 33%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance reduced by 38%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Balor, Son of the Dragon

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 24%
    Health Points increased by 21%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Firebreath Attack - Damage increased by 33%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 24%
    Health Points increased by 21%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Firebreath Attack - Damage increased by 33%

    X

    Herald of Corruption (Balor)

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 20%
    Health Points increased by 50%
    Armor increased by 88%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance increased by 50%
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 20%
    Health Points increased by 50%
    Armor increased by 88%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance increased by 50%
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Bearach, Champion of the Wilds

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 113%
    Health Points increased by 111%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance - No change
    Lightning Resistance increased by 100%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Bee Swarm Attack - Cooldown increased by 25%
    Bee Swarm Attack - Damage increased by 100%

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 65%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 38%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Bee Swarm Attack - Cooldown increased by 25%
    Bee Swarm Attack - Damage increased by 100%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage - No change
    Health Points reduced by 42%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 200%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Bee Swarm Attack - Cooldown increased by 25%
    Bee Swarm Attack - Damage increased by 100%
    Lightning Strike Attack - Damage increased by 20%

    Destructor

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 250%
    Health Points increased by 169%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance - No change
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 100%
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    Chance to block
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 72%
    Health Points reduced by 34%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 38%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    Chance to block
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Gorga

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 348%
    Health Points increased by 68%
    Armor increased by 88%
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance reduced by 50%
    Lightning Resistance - No change
    Poison Resistance increased by 100%
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage increased by 20%
    Range Attack (AoE) - Cooldown increased by 50%
    Range Attack (AoE) - Damage increased by 172%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 65%
    Health Points reduced by 17%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 38%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage increased by 20%
    Range Attack (AoE) - Cooldown increased by 50%
    Range Attack (AoE) - Damage increased by 172%

    X

    Grimmag the Risen

    X

    X

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 50%
    Health Points reduced by 25%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 50%
    Special Attributes
    Low chance to deal critical damage
    Skills
    All Attacks - Burn Damage reduced from 20% per second to 5%
    Meteor - Damage reduced by 50%
    Destruction Attack - Damage increased by 25%

    The Herald of the Anderworld

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 310%
    Health Points increased by 51%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance increased by 100%
    Ice Resistance - No change
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 50%
    Poison Resistance - No change
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 100%
    Special Attributes
    Low chance to deal critical damage
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Cooldown reduced by 66%
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage reduced by 20%
    Fire Nova - Cooldown increased by 25%
    Fire Nova - Damage increased by 71%
    Meteor - Cooldown reduced by 30%
    Meteor - Damage increased by 127%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 48%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 150%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 38%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    Low chance to deal critical damage
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Cooldown reduced by 66%
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage reduced by 20%
    Fire Nova - Cooldown increased by 25%
    Fire Nova - Damage increased by 71%
    Meteor - Cooldown reduced by 30%
    Meteor - Damage increased by 127%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 50%
    Health Points reduced by 42%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance increased by 50%
    Lightning Resistance reduced by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    Low chance to deal critical damage
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Cooldown reduced by 33%
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage increased by 33%
    Meteor - Damage increased by 25%
    Flame orb - Damage reduced by 50%

    King Heredur

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 20%
    Health Points increased by 99%
    Armor increased by 15%
    Fire Resistance increased by 15%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 58%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 15%
    Poison Resistance increased by 69%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 69%
    Special Attributes
    Chance to block
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Cooldown reduced by 50%
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage increased by 50%
    Frost Projectile Attack - Damage increased by 50%

    X

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage - No change
    Health Points reduced by 42%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance reduced by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 200%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 50%
    Special Attributes
    Chance to block
    Skills
    Melee Attack (Swing) - Damage increased by 200%
    Frost Projectile Attack - Damage reduced by 50%

    Khalys, Leader of the Cultists

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 63%
    Health Points increased by 52%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance - No change
    Lightning Resistance - No change
    Poison Resistance - No change
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 100%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Melee Attack - Damage increased by 50%
    Homing Projectile Attack - Damage increased by 60%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 73%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Melee Attack - Damage increased by 50%
    Homing Projectile Attack - Damage increased by 60%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 22%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 50%
    Ice Resistance increased by 50%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    M'Edusa

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 183%
    Health Points increased by 51%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance reduced by 50%
    Ice Resistance increased by 100%
    Lightning Resistance - No change
    Poison Resistance - No change
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Snake Projectile - Damage increased by 50%

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 65%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 38%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Snake Projectile - Damage increased by 50%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 5%
    Health Points reduced by 26%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 50%
    Ice Resistance reduced by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 50%
    Poison Resistance increased by 200%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Skeledragon (Mortis Phase 1)

    X

    X

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 17%
    Health Points reduced by 41%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance increased by 200%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 200%
    Poison Resistance increased by 200%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Mortis (Mortis Phase 2)

    X

    X

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 7,5%
    Health Points reduced by 52%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance increased by 200%
    Ice Resistance increased by 200%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 200%
    Poison Resistance increased by 200%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 200%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Nefertari, the Temptress

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 111%
    Health Points increased by 81%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance - No change
    Ice Resistance - No change
    Lightning Resistance - No change
    Poison Resistance - No change
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 100%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    Miniboss --> Boss
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 62%
    Health Points reduced by 17%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 25%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 25%
    Poison Resistance increased by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Sharr Kharab

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 63%
    Health Points reduced by 45%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 150%
    Ice Resistance increased by 150%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 63%
    Health Points reduced by 45%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 150%
    Ice Resistance increased by 150%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Ensorcelled Oil Lamp (Sharr Kharab)

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 42%
    Health Points increased by 10%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 150%
    Ice Resistance increased by 150%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    Increased attack speed
    Skills
    No changes

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 42%
    Health Points increased by 10%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance increased by 150%
    Ice Resistance increased by 150%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance increased by 150%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 150%
    Special Attributes
    Increased attack speed
    Skills
    No changes

    X

    Sigrismarr, Twisted Priest of Fjalnir

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage increased by 280%
    Health Points increased by 32%
    Armor - No change
    Fire Resistance reduced by 50%
    Ice Resistance increased by 100%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 100%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 50%
    Andermagic Resistance - No change
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Ice Projectile Attack - Damage increased by 66%
    Ice Nova - Damage increased by 42%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage reduced by 42%
    Health Points reduced by 17%
    Armor increased by 25%
    Fire Resistance reduced by 38%
    Ice Resistance increased by 150%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 150%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 38%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 25%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Ice Projectile Attack - Damage increased by 66%
    Ice Nova - Damage increased by 42%

    Rank Change
    No change
    Attributes
    Base Damage - No change
    Health Points reduced by 48%
    Armor increased by 50%
    Fire Resistance reduced by 25%
    Ice Resistance increased by 200%
    Lightning Resistance increased by 200%
    Poison Resistance reduced by 25%
    Andermagic Resistance increased by 50%
    Special Attributes
    None
    Skills
    Homing Frost Orb Attack - Damage increased by 20%
     
  17. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Elemental Resistances and their dependencies

    To make character attacks that use any type of element more useful, we will also integrate a "Rock-Paper-Scissors" logic to the elemental resistances of all monsters.

    With this change, you will be able to make use of your elemental skills to deal a lot more damage to monsters of a certain elemental type, as each element is weak against attacks of a different element.

    On the other hand, they will also have better resistance against a different element.

    Please see the picture below to get a better understanding of how the different elements interact with each other:
    e.jpg

    You can easily identify the elemental type of a monster by checking the icons below their health bar.​

    e2.png

    As the picture above shows, you will get all the information that is needed to adapt to these circumstances.​

    We will add more possibilities to deal elemental damage for all classes in the near future.​

    Boss / World Boss Adjustments

    In fact, most of our bosses already keep up with our world bosses, in terms of their skillsets and overall presentation.

    In order to streamline this, we've renamed both ranks to bosses, which means, that they will also be balanced using the same formulas in the future.​

    As this was already true for the Parallel World incarnations of the bosses, it will be applied to all bosses in the general regions, as well.​

    Other changes for bosses: Bosses can now be stunned. After being stunned the boss will be immune to stunning effects for a few seconds
    Changed Random Enchantments

    We've applied changes to two random enchantments that you can find on monsters on higher difficulties.​

    Monster AbilityChange
    r1.pngRanged monsters (like the Nefertari Priests or Archers) will not get the teleport ability anymore.
    r2.pngRanged monsters now have the possibility to get the triple hit ability
    If you get hit by an enemy with the triple hit ability, it will deal 2 additional hits with each additional attack causing 33% damage based on the monster’s base damage as physical damage.
     
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  18. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Difficulty changes

    We applied some changes to the general setup of difficulties. Please note the values in the table below describe only the changes to the scaling of monster difficulty values compared to Rel207.

    The exact changes for all Bosses can be found further below.

    DifficultyMonster DamageMonster HPMonster ArmorMonster ResistancesLevel Requirements
    NormalNo changeNo changeNo changeNo changeNo change
    PainfulNo changeNo changeNo changeNo change
    Was Is
    3020
    ExcruciatingNo changeNo changeNo changeNo change
    Was Is
    5040
    FatalReduced by 20%No changeNo changeNo changeNo change
    Infernal 1Reduced by 30%No changeReduced by 17%Reduced by 17%No change
    Infernal 2Reduced by 30%No changeReduced by 29%Reduced by 29%No change
    Infernal 3Reduced by 30%No changeReduced by 38%Reduced by 38%No change

    Specific adjustments only for Additional Dungeon Difficulties


    In the recent past, we've introduced additional dungeon difficulties to the non-Parallel World dungeons. With this release, we've also further improved how this system works. If you want to know what has changed, feel free to read the lines below!​

    New monster rank - Sentinel


    After defeating all enemies in a dungeon (from Painful onwards), a powerful map leader will spawn, which drops additional loot in the end. We will introduce a new rank specifically for these monsters, the so-called Sentinels, to make the challenge more interesting.

    Sentinels will have their very own random enchantments, which will put more pressure on you and your group, but - if you're able to defeat a Sentinel - will reward you with a ton of loot, including completely new stuff!​

    i1.png


    Sentinel's Chest

    The new Sentinel's Chest will provide additional loot, on top of the rewards the Sentinel itself will drop on its own.
    For example, it will be one of the (very few) sources to get the new Rune of the Wisdom Seeker, which we explained above!

    As mentioned above, just go out, kill some Sentinels and claim your rewards! The chest will appear close to the Teleport Stone that also spawn after the Sentinel has been defeated, so make sure to check it out before exiting the map!​

    i2.jpg

    Adjusted monster distribution & randomized Sentinel spawn

    In the past, the monster distribution in the normal and all additional difficulties was the same. With this release, we've updated all spawn clusters in any non-Parallel World dungeon (from Painful onwards).​

    This also includes the spawn area of the Sentinels (formerly known as "Mighty Opponent"), which will be randomized to keep the experience a bit more diverse.​
     
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  19. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Dear Heroes,

    We're excited to receive your feedback about all these changes and hope that you will enjoy this new version of Drakensang as much as we enjoyed building it!
    All the best,
    Your Drakensang Online Team
     
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