The Unspoken: Arcane Update 5.0 | 6.29.17

Greetings Spellcaster,

We’ve observed your ascendance with great interest. You’ve felt the chaos of the city. Manipulated the unseen forces of movement. Flourished the precision edge of a ghostly blade. And watched the future unfold before your very eyes.

Now, reach out. Do you feel your hair stand on end? Hear the hiss of electric sparks?

That is the energy that flows all around you, through subterranean cables and overhead wires. Conducting these currents is the domain of The Electromancer!

This living battery taps into the city’s power grid to energize arcane constructs. These Primal Spells crackle through your veins:

  • Generate electricity, then discharge Lightning from your fingertips.
  • Absorb your adversary’s spells with the Surge Protector, and release their energy as a static charge.

Channel Embers to cast these gesture spells:

  • With a conjure gesture, assemble an automated Shock Sentry to electrocute your opponent.
  • With a guard gesture, construct a Field Generator to insulate yourself from your opponent’s attacks, protect your Shock Sentry, and quickly recharge your Lightning Primal spell.
  • With a push gesture, charge a high-voltage Electrosphere to strike your opponent from above with a rolling lightning storm.

Pace yourself. Absorb your opponent’s projectiles while your Primal Lightning charges, and then unleash an electrical barrage with both hands—you alone can dual wield offensive spells.

Deploy your constructs carefully; a Shock Sentry protected by a fully charged Field Generator deals much more cumulative damage. Multiple Shock Sentries can overwhelm an unprepared opponent.

Control your adversary’s side of the arena with the massive strike zone of a fully charged Electrosphere, but don’t discount the value of a quick cast to punish a moving spellcaster.

Feel the hum of your power. Your success depends upon the ebb and flow, the charge and the release. Tap the grid, hold back, and then explode.

Ever Watching,

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Full Update Notes

New Content and Features

  • Electromancer: Added a new class! The Electromancer taps into the city’s power grid to energize arcane constructs.
  • Drifter: Primal and Gesture spells are now more potent in the duel.
  • Council Tribune: A cryptic newspaper reports the latest events and news for The Unspoken.
  • Hand Skins: Added two new hand skins: one each for mechanical and all-natural Casters.

Tuning and Fixes

Anarchist

  • Arcane Shield: Increased the radius of the perfect reflect area.
    • This makes attacks that hit the edge of the center count as reflects instead of deflections.
  • Chaos Skull: Increased targeting effectiveness during the initial speed boost.
    • Fast skulls are more reliable for close range direct damage.
  • Chaos Skull: Reduced the time the skull wanders if it has no target.
    • This improves the effectiveness of Chaos Skulls cast under duress.
  • Chaos Skull: Added latency compensation to the Chaos Skull.
    • Chaos Skulls will now persist if an opponent teleports in the instant before a skull strikes.
  • Chaos Skull: Minimum charged Chaos Skulls can now be split twice.
    • The Anarchist now has the final word on a minimum charge skull, reducing the risk of this spell to a mindful Anarchist.
  • Pyrotechnics: Removed the safe pillar functionality.
    • Now a single rocket will always travel to your opponent’s location. Other rockets strike a random pillar.

Drifter

  • Shatter Mine: Moved the mine summon position to the front of the caster.
    • Choosing a new target pillar is more responsive and no longer resets the mine’s summon time.
  • Shatter Mine: Decreased the duration of the fuse.
    • Mines are less likely to be destroyed after the victim teleports to their position, and it’s more difficult to escape a detonating mine.
  • Slingshot: Added a third charge tier.
    • Heavy shots allow the Drifter to prepare a strong direct attack.
  • Evil Eye: Raised the position of the shield relative to casting hand and increased the radius of the perfect reflect area.
    • Foresight ability is easier to use, with no obstruction from the casting hand. The shield aligns with the primal attack center to make it easier to block while attacking.
  • Vermin: Decreased flight speed and increased dive speed.
    • It’s now more effective to counter Crows with an attack spell, less effective to counter with a teleport.
  • Celestial Dome: Removed damage spillover.
    • This should allow a Drifter to play more defensively if they so choose.

Kineticist

  • Debris Scatter: Added an aiming reticle.
    • This improves targeting clarity.
  • Telekinesis: Improved tracking for telekinetic objects.
    • Telekinetic objects will now hit unintended pillars less often.

Midway Pier Arena

  • Midway Spider: Decreased the Spider’s damage per second and search speed.
    • It’s now possible to anticipate the Spider beam, and its damage is more in line with other Summons.

Burnham Station Arena

  • Station Beast: Increased attack damage.
    • The Beast’s attack can now break hand shields.
  • Station Beast: Increased max health. Decreased generator count, health, and heal rate.
    • Increased health helps the summon persist long enough to be effective. Generators are easier to destroy, and provide only partial healing to the Beast.

Artifacts

  • Cthulhu’s Grasp: Added alternate glyphs and increased depth tolerance.
    • Casting the spell requires more awareness, less rote movement.
  • Aerogramme: Removed Primal shield deflect, reduced wandering distance.
    • This makes the Artifact a more effective choice for the loadout.
  • Aerogramme: Added latency compensation to the Aerogramme.
    • Aerogramme will now persist if an opponent teleports in the instant before an airplane strikes.

General

  • Round start: Increased the visibility of the pre-match barrier and synchronized the pillars with the round start.

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  • Nathan Sylvain

    hello devs, this update is absolutely wonderful. However, I do have a question that you’re probably not supposed to answer yet. I’ve noticed at the magic mirror, there’s a piece of paper with the 6 fingered hand covering up what looks like another customization option. Can you drop any hints as to what this might be or do we just need to wait and see for ourselves? 🙂

  • Danilo

    Single player mode please! Campaing or just a versus customizable A.I