What’s in store for the next Raid update?

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Published On: April 27, 2021

What’s in store for the next Raid update?

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Today Plarium dropped some huge information about the upcoming stage 25 dungeons, and continued progress missions! See below a quick reminder:

We’ve already mentioned this in our What’s Next in Raid video and now it’s actually happening. In the new release, all the Dungeons (except for the Minotaur’s Labyrinth) and Potion Keeps are going to get 5 extra Stages.

Get ready as Artifact Dungeon Bosses on new Stages will have additional Passive Skills: one will limit Turn Meter decrease, the other will limit the damage they take from attacks that scale based on the target’s MAX HP (no more than 10% of HP will be lost).

The new Stages will have the following Affinities:

Ice Golem’s Peak
21 – Magic
22 – Void
23 – Force
24 – Spirit
25 – Magic

Spider’s Den
21 – Void
22 – Magic
23 – Force
24 – Spirit
25 – Magic

Dragon’s Lair
21 – Force
22 – Magic
23 – Void
24 – Spirit
25 – Force

Fire Knight’s Castle
21 – Spirit
22 – Magic
23 – Void
24 – Force
25 – Spirit

So what does this mean going forward?

Do you know that 10-second spider team you’re running? Well, it’s time for them to go in the vault, step aside Max HP because these bosses won’t let you walk all over them anymore! (Poor Coldheart ☹ )

Also, all negative affinity tanks that you have built for stage 20 spider, are now going to be positive affinity, meaning you’ll have to look at building new ones! Keep an eye out on Hellhades’ Youtube over the coming days to see suggestions for teams to tackle this new content!

It’s likely that HP burn will remain the best way to reliably kill the spider, with champions such as Sicia excelling due to her ability to ignite the HP burns – this will probably be the FASTEST farm method for Stage 25 Spider!

For those who are running magic affinity poisoners on Dragon (I’m looking at you Draco, Frozen Banshee, Kael) It’s time to swap things up a bit – Occult Brawler might be a good option for you!

There is a possibility BEK will still be able to solo Stage 25 Dragon, and potentially Ice Golem too, depending on how high the scaling goes, so that’s something to keep in mind!

It’s very likely with the changes to Turn Meter control, we will need to look at things on Fire Knight to keep us alive through several slams + shields from the boss, whether that be ally attackers, counter attackers, reflect damage & certainly some support in there too to keep you healthy!

But alongside these changes, we are also getting NEW PROGRESS MISSIONS!

“New Dungeon Stages are great, but we’re also adding 187 new Missions to the game!
There will be 3 parts with approximately 60 Missions in each. They will be added after the Arbiter Missions.
A banner with a new Missions’ part will be visible in the Progress Missions view.
Once you finish every Mission in the current part and get your reward, you’ll be able to unlock the next one.
While being more challenging, new Missions bring new rewards. Apart from the current ones, you’ll be able to get Charms and Tag Team Arena Tokens.
3 new milestone rewards will be added to the Missions Progress Bar.
The reward for completing all the Missions is a new Champion.
We’ll tell a bit more about this fellow and his skills in the upcoming video.
This Champion will be available only as a final reward for completing all the Missions. Thus, he can’t be summoned from Shards, Fused, or collected from Fragments.*”

*Well one thing is, if he’s Visix standard, we won’t be pulling dupes of him!*

On a serious note, this is amazing, something for us to stick our teeth into after completing Arbiter missions – many, many players have been sat for a very long time without any missions to push towards outside of the daily grind.

While we don’t know many details about this new champion yet, I’d imagine he will be fairly useful, if you compare to the effort it takes to get your hands on Arbiter! We’ll keep you posted as more information about this new champion is released.

New champion

Tell us what you think in the comments:

Which of these changes are you most looking forward to?
Which of these changes concerns you the most?
Do you have a team in mind for the new dungeon levels, if so – who are you thinking of using?

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18 Comments

  1. JareelSkaj April 27, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    I know it’s offtopic, but the EHP calculator is down (hellhades com/ehp-efficiency-calculator/)

  2. Fife_USMC April 27, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Looking forward to the new missions, change can be good at times. We shall see….

  3. Balltappin April 27, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    So.. will level 25 dungeons drop 6* epics and legendary artifacts or are they increasing the max?

  4. DuhMysdfieh April 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    All over sudden, Lordly Legionary becomes positive affinty

    • BeastyPete April 28, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Just thinking the same thing!

    • ymirsson April 28, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      playing the long game

  5. nobdyspecial April 27, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    2nd objective in new missions – reach Diamond 4 in arena…….but, but, that doesn’t even exist!

  6. Kevtheviking April 28, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Looking like some vault guards getting dusted off cupidus comes to mind soulless maybe have a use? More use for norog to looking at my account lol im so heavy on tanks lol

  7. Jita April 28, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Now underpriest with MM are pairing up for the Spider….
    New challenges and content is good, new rules if only apply to the new levels is cool as well.
    New champions seem better prepared than the old ones for this new challenges…

  8. bobmac123 April 28, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I can basically guarantee that the missions will include a lot of stuff based around 3v3… That is basically another attempt for them to force 3v3 on us even more. Only problem is unlike classic arena, 3v3 is capped to how many people can get the new champ to less than 10k people if you need to reach Gold 3v3. Another OP champ for the S tier whale accounts only. There is no way I want to start dedicating an hour a day to just 3v3 and be forced to build my dupes to be more competitive in it too.

  9. bobmac123 April 28, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Lol. Now when we have to do more 3v3 they can tell us again how 3v3 is a good solution for our dupes. Now I just need to figure out what do with trips.

    • Spaceman_t April 29, 2021 at 8:08 am

      But it is 3 vs 3 … easy solution to your tripples ;-)

      • Braunsch May 4, 2021 at 8:47 am

        Somehow my 3 Teela Goremanes don’t do well in 3v3… Or anywhere else really.. On the plus side, If I ever have my nondupes build, I might build 3 Rhazins, Lyssandras and Bloodgorgeds. I’m holding off on building them, because I think when the dupesystem gets implemented in 2042, I think it will not really be a dupesystem, more something of a ‘use 4 of the same champion to get 1 copy with a purple hat, or so.

  10. bunnj3617 April 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    I would have preferred new dungeons instead of adding levels to the old ones. Split the gear rewards up so you you don’t have to farm for so long to get a specific piece of gear.

  11. ymirsson April 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    wait, is that a lizardman?

    • dankovci May 4, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      Looks like, so he’ll probably be a Dark Elf then, :-)

  12. dankovci May 4, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    All this, but still no buff to the stupid Potion dungeons and their hideous drop rates. They REALLY needed to add levels past 15 there more than anywhere else!

  13. spartan May 4, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    |I am new here. my first post, a prize is always nice no matter what.

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