TT2 Devlog #38: So much detail on v3.0!
April 12, 2019
Salutations, Sword Masters!
We'll start this devlog with two exciting dates:
First: Join us for a Livestream on Wednesday, April 17th, to take a look at 3.0 in action. Plus we’ll be taking live questions (as well as choosing some of the best and most popular from Reddit!)
Second: Set your calendars… v3.0 is releasing on Tuesday, April 30th.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the new systems in 3.0, let’s take a quick trip through a description of what it’s like to do a Clan Raid:
A Master or Grandmaster in your Clan starts by selecting a clan raid and spends the Raid Tickets your clan has collected. You and your clanmates start preparing. Next you’ll see the list of Titan Lords you need to defeat. You pick a deck of Raid Cards that will be strong against a full health Titan Lord and you attack, using up one of your three attacks for this attack cycle. You swipe across the Titan Lord’s head, maximizing the effectiveness of the Skull Bash raid card, but you also do your best to spread the Inferno Sword Affliction across the other parts for extra damage.
Each of your clan mates do their own attacks and, eventually, you have taken down all of the Titan Lords in the Raid. Now, you all reap the rewards: new Raid Cards, Hero Scrolls, and Dust to spend in the Card Shop! Since you completed this raid within the time limit, next time your clan can try an even harder raid for even greater rewards... If you’re up to it.
And now, more information!
How to Raid
Fight Against the Titan Lords
There are now different Titan Lords to face! The individual parts can now be targeted while you are attacking - and the HP in each part can vary from one Titan Lord to the next. To defeat a Titan Lord, you must deplete its Total HP, which is displayed at the top of the attack preview and attack screens. Individual parts can even be destroyed as each has its own HP!
Three layers of the Titan Lord: Body, Armor, and Skeleton
- Body: Deal enough damage to the body to deplete the Titan Lord’s total HP and it will be defeated.
- Armor: Some powerful Titan Lords are equipped with armored parts. You can deal damage to armor to destroy it, but pay close attention: some cards specialize in destroying armor while others are best against the body!
- Skeleton: The Titan Lord also has an underlying skeleton layer which is revealed as its armor and body parts are destroyed. The Skeleton takes significantly reduced damage from all attacks and Raid Cards will not activate when you are attacking the skeleton, so instead of targeting a skeleton part, you should focus attacks on the parts with HP remaining!
Raid Card Types: Burst, Affliction, and Support
- Burst Cards have a chance per hit to deal a burst of immediate damage
- Affliction Cards inflict damage over time effects
- Support Cards can grant you bonus damage and effects!
Discover powerful synergies between cards to deal the best damage in different conditions: make a deck specializing in destroying Titan Lord Armor, or one for spreading out your damage to all parts, or one for finishing off a Titan Lord that is almost destroyed!
Each Raid Card can get more powerful as they advance in levels. You can level up a Card by collecting duplicates, and by using the new card currency: Dust!
Choosing your attack deck
Before attacking a Titan Lord, select a deck of up to 3 of your Raid Cards to contribute to the damage you deal in your attack. Try to figure out the most powerful combinations of Raid Cards -- and the right opportunities to attack with them!
When a raid starts, each participant can do a few 30-second attacks against the Titan Lord. After a Raid Card is used in an attack it is exhausted, which means it cannot be used again until the next attack cycle. Once the cycle resets you can do more attacks and use your previously exhausted Raid Cards!
Note: This means that you could do your attacks right at the start of the first attack window, then do more attacks at the end of the second attack window - without missing out on any attacks! No more alarm on your phone every 6 hours!
Raid tickets are collected by the clan and used to start Clan Raids. Each clan member can earn raid tickets for the clan by completing daily achievements.
Note: Leaving a clan at any point will forfeit all tickets earned for that day! No more clan hoppers!
Hero scrolls are a new reward that can only be received from raids! There is a Hero Scroll for each of your heroes, and collecting one will increase the skill strength of the associated Hero. Scroll sets provide a boost to all hero skills, similar to how weapon sets provide a boost to all hero damage
Thanks for reading!
Come join us for the April 17th Livestream for more details about all of these systems. Bring some questions - we’re ready to reveal it all!
Next week’s Devlog: Main progression balance changes!
Tap On! ⚔