Snow Festival - Balance Changes and Patch Notes
Arena of Valor will be updating its official servers on X/X. This new update will include changes to the hero balance as well as peripheral system, arena mechanics, and other game adjustments. We hope this update will make the matches more balanced and exciting, providing all players with a better experience overall.
I. New Gameplay Mode
Snow Festival Transformation Abyssal Clash Mode
Players can accumulate energy by battling in Clone Mode to unlock the transformation ability. Once unlocked, they can transform to the old versions of Dark Slayer and Wild Monkey in battle!
II. Peripheral System Adjustments
Added the legend power system: Players can accumulate a hero's legend power by winning in ranked matches (this is the only method) to get legend titles for heroes.
Added the Area Legends maps: Players can set their own area in Area Legends. Rank among the top in the Legend Power Rankings for each area to earn a legendary title that can be used for one week. In Arena Legends, players can also check the Legend Power Rankings and the Server Strongest Rankings for all heroes, to learn from the builds and Arcana combinations of the top ranking players.
Added heroes' dance moves: Players can equip dance moves outside of matches to show off inside matches.
Added Snow Festival maps: All 5v5 battle maps will be edited to become new Snow Festival maps as a backdrop to the atmosphere of the Snow Festival.
Remade the hero display interface used outside of matches: We've reorganized the Hero Details interface. We hope that the cleaner interface will be able to support access for more features in the future.
Optimized the buttons for sending signals in matches: 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.
Optimized the parameters for MVP rating: Made further adjustments to the parameters for each class in the MVP rating system.
III. Battlefield Changes
1、 Summoner skills
[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
2、 Minion Waves
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
Interval between minion wave respawns: 33 sec → 30 sec
Gold growth of minion wave increased from 2.75% to 4% every 30 seconds.
3、 Jungle Monsters
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.
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 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 along it.
IV. Hero Balance Adjustments
The Seer: Ilumia
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
The Illest: Preyta
Ability 1: Plague Specter
Magic damage: 240/300/360/420/480/540 (+0.37 AP) → 250/300/350/400/450/500 (+0.35 AP)
Ability 2: Poison Gas Bomb
Stun time after enhancement: 1 sec → 0.75 sec
Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10/9 → 12/11.4/10.8/10.2/9.6/9
Ability 3: Disciple of the Plague
Shield: 500/850/1200 (+1.2 AP) → 500/750/1000 (+1.0 AP)
Attack speed bonus: 25% → (24/32/40)%
Range magic damage: 80/160/240 (+0.4 AP) → 100/175/250 (+0.5 AP)
The Anointed One: Ignis
Ability 1: Fire Crash
Magic damage: 320/380/440/500/560/620 (+0.5 AP) → 340/380/420/460/500/540 (+0.4 AP)
The Fastest Man Alive: The Flash
Base movement speed: 380 → 400
Ability 1: Super Speed
Cooldown: 11/10.4/9.8/9.2/8.6/8 → 10/9.4/8.8/8.2/7.6/7
The Fist: Raz
Ability 2: Power Surge
Magic damage: 500/580/660/740/820/900 (+0.93 AP) → 500/570/640/710/780/850 (+0.9 AP)
The Diviner: Annette
Ability 1: Gust Force
Magic damage: 75 - 120 (+0.12 AP) → 65 - 110 (+0.15 AP)
Ability 3: Hurricane Wall
[Added] You don't need to cast continuously for the ultimate.
Radius of ultimate area: 4.5m → 3.5m
Duration of ultimate area: 3.5 sec → 2.5 sec
Cooldown: 60/55/50 → 70/65/60
The Forgotten: Azzen'Ka
Ability 2: Dust Devil
Range: 7m → 7.5m
The Unspeakable: Mganga
Base movement speed: 350 → 360
Growth attack speed: 1% → 2%
The Nether Queen: Natalya
Base armor: 83 → 91
Growth max HP: 190.8 → 202
The Ghost Guardian: Kahlii
Base attack damage: 157 → 167
The Ageless: Tel'Annas
Ability 1: Eagle Eye
Magic damage equal to physical damage: 40/48/56/64/72/80 (+0.55 AD) → 50/58/66/74/82/90 (+0.55 AD) (can critically strike)
Ability 2: Penetrating Shot
Physical damage: 180/210/240/270/300/330 (+1.0 AD) → 275/335/395/455/515/575 (+0.6 AD)
[Removed] The arrows lose 20% damage for each enemy hit, up to 40% damage loss.
[Added] Each enemy hero hit increases movement speed by 20% for 1 second.
Ability 3: Arrow of Chaos
[Removed] Movement speed increased by 30% for 2 seconds.
The Hotshot: Yorn
Passive ability: Fierce Shot
Damage of each shot: 75 (+4 per level) (+0.4 AD) → 75 (+6 per level) (+0.4 AD)
The Trustworthy: Slimz
Ability 3: Savage Potion
Percentage of damage based of max HP: 4%/5%/6% → 3%/4%/5% (fixed a bug in which this percentage will not grow)
The Clown Prince of Crime: Joker
Ability 3: Canned Laughter
Physical damage: 440/560/680 (+2.4 AD) → 530/715/900 (+2.4 AD)
Vulpis Ignis: Fennik
Ability 1: Thief's Mark
Cooldown: 11/10.2/9.4/8.6/7.8/7 → 10/9.4/8.8/8.2/7.6/7
Ability 3: Chain Hammer Cyclone
Cooldown: 36/30/24 → 30/25/20
The Sentinel: Lindis
Ability 1: Piercing Gaze
Physical damage: 125/210/295/380/465/550 (+0.2 AD) → 140/210/280/350/420/490 (+0.2 AD)
The Doomspear: Zephys
Ability 1: Death Rift
Physical damage: 190/214/238/262/286/310 (+1.0 AD) → 175/200/225/250/275/300 (+1.0 AD)
Additional physical damage: 85/97/109/121/133/145 (+1.5 AD) → 175/200/225/250/275/300 (+1.3 AD)
Ability 2: Death's Flurry
Cooldown: 8/7.2/6.4/4.6/4.8/4 → 5
The Scarabim: Kriknak
Passive ability: Bite
Physical damage: 100 (+1.0 additional AD) → 80 (+1.0 additional AD)
Ability 1: Terrifying Plague
Physical damage: 410/465/520/575/630/685 (+1.6 additional AD) → 360/420/480/540/600/660 (+1.5 additional AD)
Percentage of magic damage based on max HP: 10 (+0.02 additional AD)% → 8 (+0.02 additional AD)%
The Wanderer: Murad
Passive ability: Rift
Attack damage bonus: 5% → 24 (+3 every 2 levels)
The Ronin: Ryoma
Ability 2: Wailing Blade
Physical damage: 320/360/400/440/480/520 (+2 AD) → 350/395/440/485/530/575 (+2.1 AD)
The Dark Knight: Batman
Ability 3: Dark Knight
[Added] Cannot be selected during flight if this ability is activated again while invisible.
The Captain: Rourke
Passive ability: Scattershot
Percentage of damage dealt to structures based on attack damage: 80% → 100%
Ability 1: Charged Shot
Storage time for enhanced normal attacks: 1.5 sec → 4 sec
The Imbued: Riktor
Passive ability: Fighting Spirit
Movement speed bonus when switching between environments: 40% for 1 sec → 50% for 0.5 sec
Ability 1: Jungle Strike
Slash damage: 150 - 300 (+0.8 AD) → 125 - 275 (+0.8 AD)
Magic damage from normal attacks: 25 - 150 → 10 - 135
Adjusted the judgement of Ability 1 in the various forms to maintain consistency with the effects.
Ability 2: Retaliate
Physical damage dealt from counterattack: 200 - 450 (+1.2 AD) → 200 - 425 (+1.0 AD)
[Added] Physical damage when on land: 200 - 450 (+1.2 AD) → 225 - 475 (+1.5 AD)
The Monolith: Baldum
Ability 1: Wild Charge
Cooldown: 12/11.6/11.2/10.8/10.4/10 →10/9.6/9.2/8.8/8.4/8sec
Ability 2: Wild Stomp
[Added] Double damage to jungle monsters.
[Added] The cooldown of this ability is also reduced by 0.3 seconds every time it hits a jungle monster.
Percentage of damage reduction: 15/18/21/24/27/30% → 25/30/35/40/45/50%
Amazon of Themyscira: Wonder Woman
Ability 1: Sword & Shield
Maximum damage to jungle monsters: 100 → 1000
The Dragoon: Zanis
Ability 2: Tail Sweep
Increased attack speed: 50% → (100/120/140/160/180/200)%
[Added] Life steal for 3 seconds: (10/12/14/16/18/20)%
Duration of increased attack speed and life steal: 5 sec → 3.5 sec
Cooldown: 9/8.6/8.2/7.8/7.4/7 → 8/7.7/7.4/7.1/6.8/6.5
Ability 3: Dragon's Wrath
Additional true damage: 80/130/180 (+0.4 AD) → 70/110/150 (+0.35 AD)
[Removed] 20% damage reduction.
Cooldown: 24/20/16 → 24/22/20
The Elemental: Lumburr
Ability 2: Rampage
Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11/10 → 13/12.4/11.8/11.2/10.6/10
Mana cost: 80/90/100/110/120/130 → 75/80/85/90/95/100
Ability 3: Earth Splitter
Cooldown: 40/35/30 → 36/33/30
Mana cost: 150/180/210 → 120/140/160
The Old Growth: Y'bneth
Passive ability: Natural Affinity
HP recovered per second: 80 (+15 per level) → 45 (+18 per level)
Ability 1: Wicked Thorns/Redwood Rush
Physical damage: 270 (+40 per level) (+0.8 AD) → 250 (+50 per level) (+0.8 AD)
Cooldown: 5/4.7/4.4/4.1/3.8/3.5 → 6/5.5/5/4.5/4/3.5
Ability 2: Branching Out
Physical damage: 340 (+45 per level) (+0.85 AD) → 285 (+55 per level) (+0.95 AD)
The Adventurer: Roxie
Ability 1: Wild Fire
[Added] Damage and healing is doubled within 2.5 seconds of activation.
Magic damage: 35/45/55/65/75/85 (+0.16 AP) → 20/26/32/38/44/50 (+0.14 AP)
Ability 3: Agnie's Grasp
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
The War Hammer: Taara
Growth max HP: 278.3 → 328.3
Attack damage bonus for each 1% of max HP lost: 2 - 5 (increases with level) → 3 - 6 (increases with level)
[Lord of the Abyss Maloch will descend upon the Antaris Battlefield with an all-new appearance, and there will be an upgraded iteration to his background story and hero title.]
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.
The Merciless: Maloch
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)
The Awoken Mech: Omega
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.)
The Wunderkind: Max
Ability 3: Liftoff
Physical damage: 600/800/1000 (+1.0 AD) → 700/950/1200 (+2.0 bonus AD)
The Conjurer: Arum
Passive ability: Ravenous Beasts
[Added] When Arum is in the brush and not in the enemy's vision, the ravenous beasts summoned by Arum cannot be seen by the enemy.
The Reaper Queen: Mina
Base movement speed: 390 → 380
V. Equipment Adjustments
Unique Passive: 25% life steal → 25% life steal
Due to the changes made to The Beast, we've also adjusted the magic life steal percentage of the following heroes and equipment:
All of the life steal percentages of Valhein's magic damage have been adjusted from 100% to 50%.
Magic life steal percentage of Valhein's ultimate: 50% → 35%
Life steal percentage of Tel'annas' Ability 1's magic damage has been adjusted from 100% to 50%.
Magic life steal percentages of Heart of Incubus, Mantle of Ra and Leviathan have been adjusted to 25%.
Magic life steal percentage of Blitz Blade has been adjusted to 35%.
Amulet of Longevity
Price: 2680 → 1980
Crafting items: Greaves of Protection + Ring of Vitality + Ring of Vitality→ Greaves of Protection + Necklace of Vitality + Talisman of Strength
HP Regen +100/5 sec → HP Regen +50/5 sec
HP +1700 → HP +1800
[Removed] Unique Passive: Heal +20%
[Removed] Unique Passive: Max HP +10%
[Added] Unique Passive: Restores 2% of max HP and 1% of max mana every second after exiting combat.
[Removed] Crimson Banner
Price: 1820 → 1900
Crafting items: Necklace of Vitality + Short Sword + Short Sword→ Greaves of Protection + Light Armor + Light Armor
Attack Damage +60 → Armor +200
HP +1000 → HP +1200
HP +800 → HP +1000
Percentage of shield points based on max HP: 10% → 12%
Attack Damage +40→ Attack Damage +60
Bow of Slaughter
Price: 2400→ 2330
VI. Audio Adjustment
1. The Snow Festival login and lobby music was composed by the Hexany team.
2. Added hero dance sound effects.
3. Adjusted the voice playback of heroes within matches so that the ultimate sound effects are more obvious during teamfights.
4. Music that matches the Snow Festival atmosphere has been added in matches.
VII. Bug Fixes and Other Adjustments
1、 Fixed a bug in which Maloch is unable to use talents while Cleave is being casted.
2、 Fixed a bug in which Elsu is able to hit units outside of attack range when normal attack does not hit.
3、 Fixed a bug in which the storage and charge time of Elsu's Ability 1 does not match with the ability description.
4、 Fixed a bug related to Elsu's vision. (Aleady fixed in the Taiwan and Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines versions)
5、 Fixed a bug in which Chaugnar is unable to free himself from Slow inflicted by some hero abilities.
6、 Fixed a bug in which the percentage value based on the target's max HP of Slimz's ultimate does not grow.
7、 Fixed a bug in which using talents will not interrupt recall.
VIII. Shortest duration from casting of Natalya's ultimate to when it can be canceled: 1 sec → 0.5 sec