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Duelyst Patch 1.96

Duelyst Patch 1.96 is expected to deploy later on May 22nd, 2018

Rotation and Queue Updates

When we released the Trials of Mythron expansion, we introduced two formats into the game (Standard and Unlimited). While our hopes and ambitions were aimed at expanding the diversity in Duelyst, your actions as players speak the loudest. The number of games played in Unlimited (compared to Standard) was staggering! As such, we want to tailor Duelyst to what's most popular for our players. With this patch we will be removing the concept of rotations and unifying the online matchmaking system to what is currently known as "Unlimited." In other words, everyone can play with their full collection instead of having to restrict their decklists to certain sets.

Coupled with this change, we will also merge the two constructed queues together. Some of the common complaints from our social platforms came from the mismatched rankings in Casual or the prolonged queue times in Ranked. Without the different formats in place, we have no strong reason to maintain two different queues and will reunite them into one "Ranked Ladder Queue." These changes should address both the occasional prolonged wait times while maintaining the fun aspect of fighting your peers.

Balance Updates

As many of our former Unlimited players know, there are some frightening and powerful card combinations that exist from accessing both Trials of Mythron and Denizens of Shim'Zar.

Since we are reintroducing the Denizens of Shim'Zar expansion back into the fold, we found a unique opportunity to do a wide sweep of changes.


  • Dawn’s Eye
    • Cost changed from 6 to 5
  • Peacekeeper
    • Stats changed from 5/5 to 6/6
  • Radiant Dragoon
    • Ability can now target itself
  • Solarius
    • Cost changed from 6 to 5
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 3/2


  • Bombard
    • Cost changed from 6 to 5
  • Calligrapher
    • Now adds cards to your Action Bar immediately, rather than at the end of your turn
  • Coalfist
    • Stats changed from 4/4 to 5/4
  • Dusk Rigger
    • Stats changed from 2/3 to 3/3
  • Katara
    • Backstab (3) changed to Backstab (1)
  • Manakite Drifter
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 5/5
  • Mask of Shadows
    • Gained “Your General gains +1 Attack”
  • Mind-Cage Oni
    • Stats changed from 4/3 to 3/2
  • Penumbraxx
    • Stats changed from 3/1 to 4/1
  • Sparrowhawk
    • Stats changed from 3/2 to 3/3
  • Suzumebachi
    • Stats changed from 1/3 to 1/4
  • Twilight Fox
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 3/4
  • Grandmaster Zendo
    • Stats changed from 4/6 to 3/6


  • Accumulonimbus
    • Cost changed from 4 to 5
  • Duskweaver
    • Stats changed from 1/1 to 2/1
  • Equality Constraint
    • Cost changed from 2 to 1
  • Falcius
    • Cost changed from 3 to 4
  • Lost in the Desert
    • Now deals 5 damage instead of 6
  • Notion of the Starless Eternity
    • Cost changed from 5 to 6
  • Oserix
    • Cost changed from 7 to 6
    • Stats changed from 8/6 to 6/5
  • Pantheran
    • Stats changed from 6/6 to 8/8
  • Portal Guardian
    • Stats changed from 0/6 to 0/8
  • Sand Sister Saon
    • Stats changed from 3/4 to 4/4
  • Sandswirl Reader
    • Stats changed from 3/4 to 3/3
  • Whispers of the Sands
    • No longer draws a card
  • Windstorm Obelysk
    • Cost changed from 3 to 2
    • Stats changed from 0/6 to 0/4


  • Aphotic Drain
    • Cost changed from 2 to 1
  • Desolator
    • Stats changed from 3/1 to 2/1
  • Horrific Visage
    • Now gives -4 Attack instead of -3 Attack
  • Night Fiend
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 4/4
  • Skull Prophet
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 2/4
  • Sphere of Darkness
    • Cost changed from 1 to 2
    • Effect changed to “Turn an enemy minion’s space into Shadow Creep. Draw a card”
  • The Releaser
    • Cost changed from 3 to 2


  • Dreadnought
    • Stats changed from 4/6 to 4/7
  • Flaming Stampede
    • Now deals 8 damage instead of 5
  • Morin-Khur
    • Cost Changed from 5 to 6
  • Omniseer
    • Ability can now be used on any nearby space
  • Silithar Elder
    • Stats changed from 6/6 to 7/7
  • Tremor
    • Cost changed from 2 to 1
  • Verdant Fulmination
    • Cost changed from 4 to 3
  • Veteran Silithar
    • Stats changed from 4/3 to 4/4
  • Visionar
    • Stats changed from 6/3 to 5/6


  • Aspect of Shim’Zar
    • Cost changed from 2 to 3
  • Essence Sculpt
    • Cost changed from 1 to 0
  • Frigid Corona
    • Can now only target minions
  • Ice Age
    • Cost changed from 7 to 8
  • Mana Deathgrip
    • Cost changed from 1 to 2
  • The Dredger
    • Cost changed from 3 to 1
  • Wind Sister Maia
    • Ability changed to “Friendly minions with Infiltrate have +1/+1”


  • Alter Rexx
    • Stats changed from 4/4 to 5/5
  • Architect T2k5
    • Stats changed from 1/4 to 1/5
  • Artifact Hunter
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 3/4
  • Astral Crusader
    • Ability changed to “Whenever you replace this card, it cost 3 less and gains +3/+3”
  • Calculator
    • Cost changed from 5 to 4
  • Dioltas
    • Stats of Tombstone token changed from 0/10 to 0/8
  • EMP
    • Stats changed from 9/9 to 7/7
  • Envybaer
    • Stats changed from 3/7 to 3/10
  • Grincher
    • Now reduces the cost of the artifact by 3 instead of 2
  • Hydrax
    • Stats changed from 3/3 to 3/4
  • Inquisitor Kron
    • Stats changed from 4/4 to 4/5
    • Can no longer produce a minion with Forcefield
  • Lady Locke
    • Stats changed from 2/2 to 2/3
  • Purgatos
    • Stats changed from 3/4 to 3/5
  • Sanguinar
    • Ability changed to “Your Bloodbound Spell costs 0”
  • Soboro
    • Stats changed from 2/4 to 3/4
  • Spriggin
    • Stats changed from 6/6 to 8/8
  • Sunsteel Defender
    • Stats changed from 4/3 to 3/3
  • Thunderhorn
    • Stats changed from 4/5 to 4/4
  • Zyx
    • Cost changed from 1 to 2

For roughly one week after these changes, we will be offering full spirit refunds on cards that negatively adjusted or nerfed (marked with BOLD).  Here's a quick reference list of cards eligible for refunds:

  • LYONAR - Solarius
  • SONGHAI - Katara, Mind-Cage Oni, Grandmaster Zendo
  • VETRUVIAN - Accumulonimbus, Falcius, Lost in the Desert, Oserix, Sandswirl Reader, Whispers of the Sands, Windstorm Obelysk
  • ABYSSIAN - Desolator, Skull Prophet, Sphere of Darkness
  • MAGMAR - Morin-Khur, Visionar
  • VANAR - Aspect of Shim’Zar, Frigid Corona, Ice Age, Mana Deathgrip, Wind Sister Maia
  • NEUTRAL - Dioltas, EMP, Inquisitor Kron, Sunsteel Defender, Thunderhorn, Zyx.

New Cosmetics and Skins!

The shop has been updated with several new items!

Notable mentions are the missing set of General MkII skins, as well as the inclusion of Boss Skins.

Pick up some new looks for your units today and terrorize your opponents with style!

Boss Battles Updates - Introducing Bloodbound Spells

We're excited to introduce a new feature for our Boss Battles, the introduction of Bloodbound Spells!

Each Boss is now associated with a specific elemental spell that will help them control the battlefield.

These spells are aimed to patch up weaknesses in a boss fight and thus provide either much-needed utility or removal.

So load up your Sarlacs, protect that backline of Grow or Ranged minions and get ready for a whole new challenge of fights!

Bug Fixes and other Miscellaneous Items

  • Added new SpellFXs to the game
  • Various updates to comply with GDPR regulations
  • End of Season Rewards now contain cards from all sets, including Trials of Mythron
  • Free Card of the Day can pull commons from all sets, including Trials of Mythron
  • Fixed an issue where reloading the game would reset Trial progression
  • Fixed an Issue with Lionize where the spell could target any unit "behind" the General (instead of the tile directly behind them)
  • Updated the wording on Hatefurnace to "Cast 7 spells that cause a minion to gain +Attack"
  • Fixed an issue with Aspect of Ego that caused it to transform into the same minion
  • Fixed an issue with Aspect of Ego that caused the minion to forget its current active state
  • Fixed an issue with Mnemevore that caused burnt cards to count as drawn cards

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wait wait wait wait WAIT. You just introduced rotation…and now it is gone. Honestly, THAT IS FREAKIN COOL.


Please tell me he is fckin viable now


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my mind has been blown


Also, rip sphere, no longer the supreme draw card

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sphere is now just non-intensify pluck… cant even combo with nethermeld anymore. the nerfs are real


Guys, I just crafted Midrange Kaleos.


Rebuke is the supreme removal now


Astral Crusader actually got a buff :joy: It is time to start the replace crusade :joy:


Wow. I disentchanted all of Shimzar, because I have no interest in Unranked mode. Fuck that.


everything that was nerfed deserved it. except maybe skull prophet and solarius. but solarius got cheaper so its actually a stealth buff. pretty sure visionar is a buff and not a nerf. as was windstorm obelysk

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Also @ThanatosNoa, does this mean there is no unranked queue anymore?

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This patch is absolutely AMAZING.
although i feel bad for disenchanting almost the entirety of shimzar xD

One question @ThanatosNoa : Are the formerly rotated core cards back in the core set) i.e. can i pull dioltas and sunsteel defenders from core orbs again?


did that too. feelsbadman

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Correct, just one “Ranked Ladder Queue” and your Gauntlet Queue.

Everything should be back to normal, except for the new cards moved to Core are still in Core (so you can still pull Kraigons from Core orbs)


i have long waited for this day


really nice. i absolutely love it. Also even as an avid vet main, i gotta say: the nerfs on vetruvian make me happy

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Hold on. Are you telling me that EMP, Thunderhorn, Dioltas, Zyx, Sunsteel, Deathgrip, Corona, Sphere, Shim’Zar, Desolator, LitD, Falcius, Accumulonimbus, Zendo, Katara, Oni are all nerfed? That’s like, 50% of the staple cards in the meta right now.