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A look at the Duel Champion Ranks and Rewards

June 22, 2011 7 comments

With the Duel Champion released there is a brand new list of Ranks and Rewards. These are similar to the Ranks and Rewards that are used in regular PvP battles and Wars.

One MAJOR difference is that you only get 1 of each reward for finishing a Tier. Most of these items fall in the top 10 for their type, with the weapon now being the BIS for Attack Weapon. I personally feel PvP’ers should be happy about this. They can finally get good gear doing what they love, and not have to spend FP farming alchemy components from monsters.

Here is a look at each tier available at this time:

Savage Tier: Ranks 1-3

Ranks 1 and 2 give 5 Skill Points each. Pretty good reward for very little stamina spent. Its worth noting that you start with level 0, which technically isn’t even in a tier. Achieving Rank 3 gives the Magic Item Savage Smash.

Savage Smash

Magic, 16/16

ATT PWR: 27.2
DEF PWR:  27.2

This Magic item falls just short of making the top ten for Attack and Defense. For what little stamina it takes this reward is definitely worth it. Its worth noting however that you only get one of these as a reward, you can’t purchase multiples of them!!! This will show up in Town in Magic (not Blacksmith).

Fighter Tier: Ranks 4-6

Ranks 4 and 5 give 5 Skill Points each.

Achieving Rank 6 gives the glove Fighter Glaive.

 

Fighter Glaive

Glove, 12/11

ATT PWR: 19.7
DEF PWR:  19.4

This glove makes the top 10 for both Attack and Defense. For attack the Fighter Glaive is the #6 overall glove, just barely weaker than the DTG (think we all know what a pain this one is to get). In defense this glove is #7 overall best glove, just behind the Nightcraft Gauntlets (from the Onslaught Chest).

Defender Tier: Ranks 7-9

Ranks 7 and 8 give 5 Skill Points each.

Achieving Rank 9 gives the amulet Guardian Amulet.

Guardian Amulet

Amulet, 32/28

ATT PWR: 51.6
DEF PWR:  50.4

This amulet makes the top 10 for both Attack and Defense. For attack the Guardian Amulet is the #4 overall amulet, well behind the Moonfall Amulet (but theoretically easier to get). In defense this glove is #5 overall best amulet, just behind the Signet of Azriel (and again theoretically easier to get).

Slayer Tier: Ranks 10-12

Ranks 10 and 11 give 5 Skill Points each.

Achieving Rank 12 gives the helmet Slayer Helm.

Slayer Helm

Helmet, 38/32

ATT PWR: 60.4
DEF PWR:  58.6

This helmet makes the top 10 for both Attack and Defense. For attack the Slayer Helm is the #3 overall helmet, well behind the Vanguard Doomhelm (which cannot be gotten anymore). In defense this helmet is #4 overall best helm,again just behind the Vanguard Doomhelm.

Eradicator Tier: Ranks 13-15

 

Ranks 13 and 14 give 5 Skill Points each.

Achieving Rank 15 gives the weapon Eradicator Hammer.

Eradicator Hammer

Weapon, 40/30

ATT PWR: 61
DEF PWR:  58

This weapon makes the top 10 for both Attack and Defense. For attack the Eradicator Hammer is the #1 overall weapon!!! In defense this weapon is #4 overall best helm, just a touch behind Celestas Devotion (seemingly impossible to get for many).

Master Tier: Ranks 16-18

Ranks 16 and 17 give 5 Skill Points each.

Achieving Rank 18 gives the general Kraxus.

Kraxus

General, 24/21

ATT PWR: 38.7
DEF PWR:  37.8

No info on this general yet, just his level 1 stats. I’m betting he has some PvP type ability such as Transfer all Defense into Attack  or something similar. When enough FP players get to the top ranks we’ll know more.

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Some random tips about the Festival Duel Champion feature

June 22, 2011 1 comment

I posted a few basic things about the Festival Duel Champion earlier. Here are some random facts/tips about dueling in the festival:

  • Your actual stats are used, and not that from the worthless Festival Game. Applicable stats are:
    • Stamina: each attack uses 1 stamina.
    • Health: attacking or being attacked takes health away.
    • Attack: Having a higher attack means you should win more offensive battles.
    • Defense: Having a higher defense means you should win more defensive battles.
  • You can invite up to 100 followers to become more powerful in battle. To do so you send an invite that counts as a gift request. If you can get 100 people to accept the invite you will have the max number of followers. As you get more followers you will be rewarded as follows:
    Follower Count
    1 – +1 Attack
    5 – +1 Defense
    10 – +1 Attack
    15 – +1 Defense
    20 – +2 Attack
    30 – +2 Defense
    40 – +3 Attack
    50 – +3 Attack
    60 – +3 Defense
    70 – +4 Attack
    80 – +3 Defense
    90 – +4 Defense
    100 – +1 Duel Battle Point on Offensive Victory (only works when earning at least 1 point in the battle.)
  • As you can see 100 followers will give extra CP’s (Champion Points). It also appears this bonus is cumulative. So at 100 followers you get +14 Attack, +14 Defense, and +1 Duel Battle Points on offensive victory.
  • Your army members can show up in this list, and you can attack them! Have fun with this!
  • Your defensive battles show up in your normal Battle Log. It does not differentiate between normal battle and festival battles however. It shows “Battle Points” for all battles here, even though Festival Battles give Champion Points.
  • Your normal Battle Points are not affected. Only CP’s go up and down in these battles.
  • You cannot invade! You must rely upon your Attack/Defense and best gear/general.
  • I’ve heard reports that you can ‘hide’ under 20 health. I have not confirmed this, nor do I really care to. If I can’t win a defensive battle then the other person deserved the CP more than I did.

For anyone that joins this in the next few days expect to get attacked A LOT!!! This always happens when a new PvP feature is added. As time goes on and people rank up things will settle down.

Plus, expect to get ‘chained’ a lot. Since I know too many definition of what chained means I’ll just say to expect all kinds. Personally if I’m getting good CP’s I’ll keep attacking again until my opponent is too weak to battle.. and expect the same to happen to me.

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New Festival Battleground: Duel Champion!!!

June 22, 2011 3 comments

The CA Devs have released a new Festival feature: Duel Champion!! To me this is the greatest update they have done in a LONG time: new PvP content!!

To enter into Duel Champion simply go to “Town” > “Festival” > “Battle” > “Duel Champion”. Your first time going in you will have to opt in.

Simply click “Accpet” and you are in. From here you can do a few things:

  • View and invite followers. Having more followers gives you an advantage in duels. More coming on that.
  • View rewards and ranks. More coming on that soon as well. It’s basically like the normal PvP ranks.
  • You can “Enter Duel”. Get to the actual fighting!!!

In the list that comes up simply click “Challenge” next to whomever you want to attack.

The battle itself appears to work just like regular PvP. You will use your equipped general plus your best gear for each slot. You will also get experience and to take your opponents gold if they haven’t banked. The only difference appears to be in the festival you get “Champion Points” instead of “Battle Points”.

If your like me you’ll hit “Duel Again” until you stop getting the good CP’s from your opponent (yep, that’s right, chaining is OK by me in PvP).

More coming on this as I explore and research it.

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New Festival Game: Heart of Darkness! New weak general: Persephone!

May 17, 2011 1 comment

Yesterday the CA devs opened a game in the Festival called Heart of Darkness. You can get there by going to Town > Festival > Games. Then just click on the icon for Heart of Darkness.

There you will see a “mini-CA” game.

This game appears to use only energy, but not the energy from  your main account. Instead in this mini-game you have all new stamina/energy/health/gold/experience.

The Fires you see on the map are quests that need to be completed. Here are some basic things about this new interface:

  • The fires show on the map are quest locations. Kinda like the quest maps used in Land of Fire and Land of Earth.
  • Just click on the green quest button to do quests. It will show your influence at the bottom just like in normal quests.
  • Clicking recharge will allow you spend 10FP to refill energy. (I wouldn’t do that here, but that’s me). There is a confirmation asking if you really want to do that.
  • Clicking the green orb will minimize the quest info. You can click it again to bring it back up.
  • There is a black bar on the left hand side of the interface. If you mouse-over that you can see a  list of the quests.

*** Special note. When you level you will need to allocate points to your stats. After allocating your points click “SUBMIT” right below where you allocated your stats. A lot of people have been missing this and just clicked the little X instead. If you don’t click submit your won’t get your points allocated (but you don’t lose them either).

If you complete the quests up to and including “Darkest Hour” (a 1 click 25 energy quest) you will get the new general Persephone. This will show up back in the main game, not in the mini-game. Here is the info on her:

Persephone

Lore: “The Princess of the Fairies from a far away land where the Demi God of War makes his home.”

Abilities: When attacked in guild battle, X damage done to you is deflected back on the attacker.

Level 1: 7/7   deflect 2 damage
Level 2: 8/8   deflect 5 damage
Level 3: 9/9   deflect 7 damage
Level 4: 10/10   deflect 10 damage

L4 ATT PWR: 17
L4 DEF PWR: 17

She is basically a weaker version of Daphne (an FP general from February). If you really care about deflecting damage back in guild battles then I would go for Daphne and deflect back 20 damage.

Even though this general may not be powerful I would still go for her. It’s a free general and the quests don’t take any energy away from the main CA game.

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Festival Tavern Quest for Penelope

This is old news, but the Tavern in the Town Festival is now open for Penelope.  To get there go to “Town” > “Tavern” > “Quests”. Here it will allow you to choose a general for one of Celesta’s Quests. Previously I have posted about the Strider, Sophia, and Dragan festival quests.

There is a walk-through available on the CA Wiki to get the rewards. Basically you need to solve a series of riddles using items. This does not appear to use the alignment points as with the previous hero quests (but they are still there).

If you click on the inventory on the right side of the alignment bar it will show what items you have in the quests.

There are 4 rewards that can be gotten out of this quest. To get all four rewards you must successfully pass all three riddles and get a high grade.
Here are the items available from this quest:

Hero Medals (x2)

You can get up to 2 hero medals. Each Hero Medal will increase Penelope’s maximum level by 1. This means after getting both medals you will have a level 6 Penelope as a hero.

Silver Light Training Manual

Offhand (Shield), 4/4, +2 energy when Penelope is equipped.

Equips to Penelope.

Faith Amulet

Amulet, 8/11, +6 Stamina when Penelope is equipped.

Equips to Penelope.

None of these items are worth a lot. But it is cool having a level 6 general. Plus its always nice to have extra gear equipped to said general. If you are low-level Penelope may make an OK leveling general to get the extra energy and stamina. But other than that I only completed the quests to see what it was all about.

Parts of this post came from personal experience in the CA client, the CA Forum, and the CA Wikia.

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Festival Tavern Quest for Dragan

May 2, 2011 1 comment

This is old news, but the Tavern in the Town Festival is now open for Dragan.  To get there go to “Town” > “Tavern” > “Quests”. Here it will allow you to choose a general for one of Celesta’s Quests. Previously I have posted about the Strider tavern quest and the Sophia tavern quest.

There is a walk-through available on the CA Wiki. The walk through I used is down in the Dragan section. You will see link that says “Short walk-through”; click that and it will show the steps needed to take. I had to do the second pass of the walk-through twice to get enough alignment points. On the CA forum Nyphur has posted some tips if you want to try it yourself.

Basically you need to do the quests to get 8 good and 6 evil alignment rating. Blue choices are “good” and red choices are “evil”. You will see a bar that has your alignment rating like the one pictured below.

If you click on the inventory on the right side of the alignment it will show what items you have in the quests.

There are 2 known rewards that can be gotten out of this quest. It appears if you get an alignment rating of 8 for good and 6 for evil you should have the medals. The two medals are used to increase Dragan’s level.
Here are the items available from this quest:

Hero Medals (x2)

You can get up to 2 hero medals. Each Hero Medal will increase Sophia’s maximum level by 1. This means after getting both medals you will have a level 6 Sophia as a hero.

The medals are not worth a lot. But it is cool having a level 6 general. However I would not waste energy on these quests if you have needs elsewhere.

Parts of this post came from personal experience in the CA client, the CA Forum, and the CA Wikia.

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Festival Tavern Quest for Sophia

May 2, 2011 2 comments

This is old news, but the Tavern in the Town Festival is now open for Sophia.  To get there go to “Town” > “Tavern” > “Quests”. Here it will allow you to choose a general for one of Celesta’s Quests. Previously I have posted about the Strider tavern quest.

There is a walk-through available on the CA forum or on the CA Wiki to get the rewards (I used the CA forum walk-through to get all the rewards). Basically you need to do the quests to get about 14 good and 14 evil alignment rating. Blue choices are “good” and red choices are “evil”. You will see a bar that has your alignment rating like the one pictured below.

If you click on the inventory on the right side of the alignment it will show what items you have in the quests.

There are 4 rewards that can be gotten out of this quest. It appears if you get a rating of around 14 for both good and evil you should have the medals. The two medals are used to increase Sophia’s level; then there are two bows that equip to Sophia.The first bow is cursed and reduces her attack; the cursed bow is then traded for a bow that increases her attack.
Here are the items available from this quest:

Hero Medals (x2)

You can get up to 2 hero medals. Each Hero Medal will increase Sophia’s maximum level by 1. This means after getting both medals you will have a level 6 Sophia as a hero.

Cursed Bow

Weapon, 1/1, -5 Attack to Sophia.

Equips to Sophia. This cursed item is used to get the better arcane bow. Once you get the arcane bow this will leave your inventory.

Arcane Bow

Weapon, 17/14, +6 attack to Sophia.

Equips to Sophia. You must have the cursed bow before it can traded for this bow.

None of these items are worth a lot. But it is cool having a level 6 general. Plus its always nice to have extra gear equipped to said generals. However I would not waste energy on these quests if you have needs elsewhere.

Parts of this post came from personal experience in the CA client, the CA Forum, and the CA Wikia.

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