Winter has arrived in the world of Arena of Valor. This seasonal update coming this week is host to a ton of new gameplay features as well as some cosmetic festive flair to the heroes and a fresh white blanket of snow on the battlefield.
Winter Wonderland will also see the debut of dancing emotes, allowing players to celebrate triumphantly atop fallen adversaries or whenever the mood is fitting with a simple tap of the screen. Lastly, this new update has introduced Legendary Hero leaderboards that bestow a unique title that can be displayed flaunted for whatever player performs best with each hero that week in ranked matches.
This special twist on Clone Clash allows Arena of Valor players to accumulate energy while battling to unlock a transformation ability. Once unlocked, players can transform into the older versions of Dark Slayer and Wild Monkey for a limited time granting them special abilities to use in battle!
Legendary Zone: Players can accumulate power by winning ranked matches to gain legendary titles for their heroes. Rank among the top in the Legend Power Rankings for each area to earn a legendary title that can be used for one week. Players can also check the Legend Power Rankings and the Server’s Strongest Rankings for all heroes, to learn from the builds and Arcana combinations of the top ranking players.
Dance Emotes: Players can equip dance emotes to show off their sweet moves during matches.
Snow Festival Maps: All 5v5 battle maps will become Snow Festival maps to celebrate the season.
Tencent Games has reorganized the Hero Details interface. We hope that the cleaner interface will be able to support access for more features in the future.
With the addition of more personalized expressions within matches, we’ve consolidated the communication panel. Now, tapping on the newly added Exclamation Mark button will open the panel for sending the Attack, Defend and Rally signals that we’re familiar with.
Made further adjustments to the parameters for each class in the MVP rating system.
[Removed] Slow for 1 second.
[Added] Damage dealt by surrounding enemies is reduced by 40% for 2 seconds.
Enable the instant cancellation of the slowdown effect, and obtain a constantly decaying 70% increase in movement speed (decreases to 30% within 1 second). This 30% movement speed bonus is maintained for 9 seconds.
Base Gold for minion wave: Melee 42 → 40; Ranged 28 → 25; Siege 72 → 68
Base EXP for minion wave: Melee 45 → 42; Ranged 35 → 32
The interval between minion wave respawns: 33 sec → 30 sec
Gold growth of minion wave increased from 2.75% to 4% every 30 seconds.
Adjusted Gold growth for jungle monsters: Early game growth of 1% adjusted to 2.5%
Attacks from the Abyssal Dragon, Enraged Abyssal Dragon, and Dark Slayer will reduce the HP recovery of heroes by 50% for 5 seconds.
The extent of Gold growth of Abyssal Dragon every 30 seconds: 5% → 6.5%
Gold reward for destroying outer towers, middle towers, and inner towers: 40/60/80 → 60/80/100
When there are no minion waves, the damage reduction percentage of inner towers: 80% → 70%
[Added] Damage limit of 1000 for one stage of damage by a hero towards a tower.
Attack damage of the Drake increased by 10% (including towards minions and towers).
Adjusted the movement speed of the Drake so that it will push lanes at a similar speed to the minion wave. We have removed the movement speed increase that the Drake gives to minions from the Drake Roar buff.
Reduced the movement speed of the Drake: 340 → 300 (to align with the movement speed of minion wave)
Optimized the pathfinding AI logic of the Drake to make it easier for players to summon and use. Previously, when the Drake was released further away from a tower, it would pass through the jungle in a straight line to the nearest tower.
With the new AI logic, the Drake will lock on to the nearest minion wave and attack it.
Ability 1: Divine Light
Added a timer display for enhanced ability.
Radius of outer border of explosion: 2.8m → 3m.
Additional damage along the path of the enhanced Divine Light: 1 time → 1.6 times.
Control time fixed at 2.5 seconds → Control time between 1.5 – 2.5 seconds. The closer it is, the longer the duration.
Cooldown: 45/40/35 → 40/36/32.
Growth max HP: 278.3 → 328.3.
Passive ability: Attack damage bonus for each 1% of max HP lost: 2 – 5 (increases with level) → 3 – 6 (increases with level).
Passive ability: Plunder
HP regen: 2% of lost HP → 2% of lost HP (+0.15 additional AD bonus).
Ability 1: Cleave
HP regen for each hero hit: 6% of lost HP → 6% of lost HP (+0.3 additional AD bonus).
It was year 220 of the Dark Era. The Lord of Darkness suffered an unexpected defeat, and the demoralized forces of the Magic Abyss made a full retreat. With the help of his lover Veera, Maloch, gathered the remaining soldiers and bolstered his forces. He finally scared the other lords into submission to become the new Lord of the Abyss.
To show the majesty befitting of the Lord of the Abyss, we’ve completely overhauled Maloch’s appearance, background story and hero title in the new version. The new Maloch will have an appearance that’s more befitting of his status. Players can also read his new background story to learn about his courage and fearlessness in the great war that took place thousand years ago.
As an Easter egg, Maloch’s lover, The Soul Harvester Veera will also have some adjustments to her background story in the new version. This famed couple actually met and fell in love thousands of years ago.
Ability 1: Guardian Mode
Duration of increased movement speed: 5 sec → 3 sec.
Ability 2: Crash Mode
Ability cast forward swing is shortened by 0.15 seconds.
Ability 3: Exterminate
[Added] Each spin also deals a temporary knockback effect to enemy units (ineffective against towers).