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Patch Notes - Week 27

Spiritwalk posted the patch notes for the upcoming patch on the subreddit. They describe it as the biggest patch yet with a lot of announcements! This week sees removal of a lot of cards as well as Twitch Shard enabling. Deck copying from the profile has been disabled, so now it's up to the player to craft the decks themselves. Best of all is that all heroes now have art! Keep on reading for the full patch notes.

New Art

  • Sabine now has art! (First pass animations and effects)
  • Juro now has art! (First pass animations and effects)
  • Wynn now has art! (Borrowed model)
  • Osprey Captain now has art!
  • Trauma Guard now has art!
  • Mori now has a unique projectile when using Line of Sight style spells.
New Cards
  • Meteor Knight
Card Changes
  • Raven’s Messenger now reads “Transform a minion into an exact copy of itself and then give it Flying”.
  • Winged Blades attack reduced to 2 from 3.
  • Summon Blades now summon 3 Winged Blades, up from 2.
  • Deaths Breath now summons 4 Thralls, up from 3.
  • Stonewaker Seedling health reduced to 5 from 6.
  • Savior is now a neutral 3/3 for 3.
  • Bloodthirster is now Legendary.
  • Winged Primal health reduced to 2 from 3.
  • Accelerator Pylon cost increased to 4 from 3.
  • Mind Melter now stuns the target for a round instead of a turn, attack reduced to 4 from 5.
  • Alternate Timeline cost increased to 4 from 3.
  • Soul Bounty now a 4/4 for 4.
Card Removal
Neutral Faction
  • Confident Challenger
  • Crowd Rallier
  • Desperado
  • Desperate Sentry
  • Motecaller
  • Paladin
  • Shard Architect
  • Spec Ops
  • Soul Seer
  • Deathly Visage
  • Dreamy Mageblade
  • Fog Specialist
  • High Commander
  • Muse
  • Nades Gambit
  • Thumper
  • Weave Slicer
Orange Faction
  • Avatar of Hope
  • Idolizer
  • Shining Bulwark
  • Sun Lord
  • Wayfinder
  • Wayfinder Chosen
  • Born From Ash
  • Dust to Dust
  • Bone Reader
  • Light Blessing
  • Eternal Defender
  • Glowing Templar
  • Merciless
  • Nexus Mistress
  • Righteous Defender
  • Temple Assistant
Yellow Faction
  • Gravelhide Primal
  • Bramblecrush
  • Pack Herald
Green Faction
  • Aging Titan
  • Spirit Mine
  • Earthshaker
  • Tiny
  • Awaken Stone
Blue Faction
  • Timestepper
  • Acumen
  • Astral Traveler
  • Dark Timeline Mori
  • Siren Queen
  • Warden of Time
  • Wise Matriarch
  • Astral Gaze
  • Time Dilation
Purple Faction
  • Gravedigger
  • Madness Incarnate
  • Parasitic Strength
  • Dark Ambassador
  • Grim Shrine
  • Necrophage
  • Organ Dealer
  • Ravenous Blood Fiend
  • Death Sentence
  • Insanity
  • Meld Flesh
  • The Tormentor
  • Troubled Cultist
Shardfall Changes
  • Twitch Shardfalls have been enabled! When broadcasters are streaming Shardbound, you will see their Shardfalls on your Overworld.
  • In order to support Twitch Shardfalls and upcoming Shardfall changes, you may now only join 1 Shardfall at a time.
  • All existing Shardfalls have been reset!
New: Twitch Events!
  • Twitch events will now spawn on Twitch broadcasters’ Shardfalls when they are live. These allow viewers to interact with the streamer.
  • New event: ‘Play a game against the streamer.’
  • New event: ‘Submit an army for the streamer to play.’
  • New event: ‘Win a game with an army provided by the streamer.’
  • New event: ‘Win a game on the streamer’s Shard with any army.’
  • New event: ‘Play a match against the streamer with randomly generated armies.’
Regular Quest Changes
  • The ‘Win with more ranged than melee minions’ quest has been changed to ‘Win with at least 8 ranged minions’
  • The ‘Win with an average mana cost of 5 or more’ has been reduced to an average cost of 4 or more.
Bot Changes
  • Bots will no longer cast buff spells on minions summoned on the same turn.
  • Bots will now take damage reduction (such as damage shields) into account when choosing a target for Penumbran Assassin.
  • Bots will now take slightly more time between actions.
  • Fixed some cases where Bot logic could hang forever when choosing actions against Shrouded units.
Options Menu
  • An option to show your current FPS has been added to the Display Options.
  • The current client version is now shown in the Options UI.
  • You may now link your Twitch account to your Shardbound account. You will find this option in the escape menu.
  • Broadcasters that are streaming Shardbound will now show up in your social menu. You can right click on any broadcaster for a direct link to watch their channel! You may also use this menu to specifically request to play on that streamer’s Shardfall if it has active events.
  • Mission 1 now has environment art! This art is additionally being used as a placeholder setting for missions 2-4.
  • Mission 4’s map has been adjusted slightly.
  • One soldier has been removed from Mission 4’s initial state.
  • Dialogue has been updated across all missions.
  • Character art in the tutorial has been updated to be more appropriate.
  • Lots of visual polish.
Core Tech
  • We have stripped out a significant amount of debug functionality from our shipping executable. This may result in minor performance improvements.
  • The way our servers and databases scale have been completely revamped. You should notice nothing. So exciting!
  • Wynn and Juro now have (Temp) VO!
  • Trauma Guard now has VO!
  • While you are docked at your House Island your airship will now act as a button to open your profile.
  • The Barracks UI has received a minor visual update to make some elements more visible.
  • The UI for choosing custom colors for your decks has been removed while we build the real version of this feature. In the meantime, all friendly decks will be blue and enemy decks will be red. This should maximize team read for streaming and is also color blind safe.
  • Cloning decks from the user profile has been removed. As we focus more on the Shardfall system we want to encourage people to be building their own decks.
  • The Add Friend dialog will automatically get keyboard focus when opened.
  • When the Shardbound client cannot connect to the servers during login, it now displays an error message and a Reconnect button.
  • Duel requests can now be declined by the recipient. You no longer need to live the rest of your life staring at the challenge in fear.
Bug Fixes
  • Tinker Master’s cost will no longer be considered reduced when on the field (like all other cost-reduced in hand minions).
  • Fixed a bug where Stuns or Binds would not prevent Stonewaker Seedling from proccing.
  • Grove Tender will no longer summon Stormbringer Seedlings.
  • Fixed a bug with Ephemera’s tooltip.
  • In-hand auras will now correctly reapply to “dead” units that were bounced, such as Undying Servant or targets killed by Timebender.
  • Fixed a rare case where killing a unit with Parasite Monger would cause an assert.
  • Feral Rush can no longer be cast while rooted.
  • Fixed a bug where Osprey unit’s “Reserve” mana wouldn’t properly switch teams when the unit switches team.
  • Baffling Presence will now correctly apply its debuff even when using a movement type that’s not its own (such as giftable flying).
  • Bubbling Potion will now properly animate Heroes.
  • “Choose One” style minions will now properly proc on-card-played effects such as Racy Recruiter or Mimic.
  • Fixed a rare bug where Inspiring Banner (or any artifacts using that model) could appear invisible.
  • Fixed an issue that caused keyword minion quests (“Flying”, etc) to be completed too early.
  • Fixed a bug where quest progress would often show incorrect progress (“0/1 complete”, for example) or be attributed to the incorrect player.
  • Fixed a bug where house names were getting clipped in several places in the UI.
  • Fixed a crash when a unit will die at the end of its route and is attempting to draw an attack arrow.
  • Email addresses may now contain the + symbol.
  • Fixed the error message for symbols in email addresses to say “email” instead of “display name”.