10 days ago - Luxendra - Direct link

Greetings Adventurers,

Have you ever wanted to take your combat prowess to the next level? Think you’re above prestige of using ordinary weapons? The sands of brimstone have unhid new secrets of build customization!

Heartgem Abilities
Adventurers can now further customize their playstyle through Heartrune Abilities:

  • Detonate: Overload yourself with Arcane energy to detonate and deal significant damage. Players can move and attack while the ability is active.
  • Grasping Vines: Punch your hand into the ground to unleash vines around you and root all nearby enemies.
  • Stoneform: Turn yourself to stone and become immune to staggers, knockdowns, stuns, roots and slows. Players can move and attack while this ability is active.
  • Cannon Blast: Whip out a large, handheld cannon and fire a cannonball that explodes on impact for high damage.
  • *Dark Ascent: *Sprout Corrupted wings and fly up into the air, hover briefly, and then slam back down into the ground, dealing damage to all nearby enemies.

Players must fully charge their Heartgem to activate an ability. Various combat actions like dealing and taking damage, blocking hits, and healing allies will charge your Heartgem. The charge resets upon use. Experiment with and upgrade each Heartgem to find a favorite.

Please let us know how you enjoyed this piece of content on the PTR! In particular, we’re especially keen on feedback relating to its overall sense of fun and engagement, combat balance in both Player vs Player and Player vs Environment scenarios, potential for customization and interesting builds, and any related technical issues or gameplay bugs.

Thank you for your insight and valuable input during our early build preview phase!


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See you in Aeternum!