December 2022 Balance Update - Details & Release Notes

Welcome to the December 2022 Balance Update!

We’re happy to report that the slight bumps given to the Styx Family in the November 2022 Balance Update did not cause any unhealthy meta shifts while helping them see a bit more playtime.

This month, we’ll be trimming down the power of a few slightly overpowered Heroes that have been handily resisting even our top players’ attempts at counterplay. As was the case with our adjustments to the Kingdom Family back in September, we are fairly certain that these Heroes will still be very strong even after this update. These changes are not aimed to kneecap any of these Heroes; we just want to bring them more in line with the other top Heroes in the game.

Morlovia Family Bonus

  • Mana generation for 1/2/3 Heroes: 3%/6%/12% → 3%/6%/9%

Steal Buff (Passive):

  • Chance to steal: 100% → 50%

Miriam & Midnight

  • Health boost: 672 over 4 turns → 504 over 3 turns
  • Attack buff duration: 4 turns → 3 turns

Matilda

  • Muffin Fiend’s chance to refresh ailment duration: 50% → 25%

Costume Guardian Panther

  • Defense against Dark debuff: -64% → -54%

And now, for this month’s round of buffs to older Heroes!

As always, we took some time to read through our players’ varied opinions here on our forums. A big thanks to everyone who chipped in with their two cents — if you haven’t made yourself heard there yet, please join in on the fun.

Of course, we also noticed and appreciated the warm responses to our November round of buffs. We’ll do our best to keep these coming in future balance updates!

Reuben

  • Direct damage: 215% → 260%

Lady Locke

  • Damage 867→ 932

We hope the adjustments above will help you field these particular fan favorites in a wider range of situations! If your favorite Hero missed the cut this time, please remember to let us know here on our Community Forum.

As always, we will continue to keep an eye on all Heroes affected by this update in case further adjustments become necessary. Please refer to our Hero Balancing FAQ for why we occasionally make post-release balance adjustments. If you wish to share your feedback and discuss this update with fellow players, please feel free to join the discussion HERE.

The December 2022 Balance Update will go live 2022-12-15T09:00:00Z.

Thank you for your continued interest and support. Best of luck in the battles!

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December 2022 Balance Update - Discussion
:balance_scale: Hero Balance Discussion: Miriam & Midnight
:jack_o_lantern: Jack - 3* Dark/ Purple from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
Reuben – 5* Fire/ Red - December 2020 HOTM (Hero of the Month) -- Initial Release
:information_source: Costumed Guardian Panther – 5* Dark / Purple from Guardians of Teltoc
:jack_o_lantern: Valeria - 4* Ice/ Blue from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Frank - 4* Ice/ Blue from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Goopy - 3* Nature / Green from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Vanda - 5* Fire/ Red from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Victor - 5* Dark/ Purple from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Costumed Victor - 5* Dark/ Purple from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Ana-Belle - 4* Dark / Purple from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Francine - 5* Nature/ Green from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Miriam & Midnight - 5* Ice/ Blue from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Matilda - 5* Holy / Yellow from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Costumed Francine - 5* Nature/ Green from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Alucard - 5* Fire / Red from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Costumed Vanda - 5* Fire/ Red from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
December 2022 Balance Update - Discussion
December 2022 Balance Update - Discussion
December 2022 Balance Update - Discussion
December 2022 Balance Update - Discussion
:pirate_flag: Lady Locke – 5* Nature/Green from Pirates of Corellia
:jack_o_lantern: Costumed Frank - 4* Ice/ Blue from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)
:jack_o_lantern: Vlad - 3* Dark/ Purple from Return to Morlovia (Halloween)

Post has been edited for accuracy.

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