Update 06-2021

By  Kitty · Official · 06/2021Back to releases

Hello Stormbounders! A new version of Stormbound is coming early June, bringing balance changes, new cards, some economy changes, bug fixes and some exclusive offers as usual!

Balance changes

This release, like any other, brings some balance changes.

  • Unstable Build now inflicts 3 self-damage per turn (up from 2).
  • Venomfall Spire’s strength is now 4/5/5/7/8 (up from 3/4/4/6/7).
  • Joust Champions’s mana cost is now 7 (down from 8).
  • Trekking Aldermen’s strength is now 3/4/5/6/7 (up from 3/4/4/5/6).
  • Counselor Ahmi’s ability is updated as follow: If played with no surrounding enemies, return the copy of this card to your hand with +1 strength. The copy gains 1 strength every time it comes back in hand. If it does not, the additional strength is lost and the next draw will have the original strength. The base strength is now 1/2/3/4/5 (down from 2/3/4/5/6) and the ability is made surrounding.

New cards

Two new cards are joining the neutral faction! First, we have a new ancient card with impressive speed.

8
Eternal Etherealsancient
Eternal Ethereals

common
5
Level 1
3
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Eternal Etherealsancient
Eternal Ethereals

common
6
Level 2
3
8
Eternal Etherealsancient
Eternal Ethereals

common
7
Level 3
3
8
Eternal Etherealsancient
Eternal Ethereals

common
9
Level 4
3
8
Eternal Etherealsancient
Eternal Ethereals

common
11
Level 5
3

Then, we have rare construct which introduces “fixed movement”. Essentially, this means it will not honor the usual attack resolution pattern (forwards, inwards, outwards) and will always move straight ahead.

While it is somewhat similar to self-commanding as of today, it will be expanded in the near future into a more unique mechanic.

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Headless Hotheadsconstruct
Headless Hotheads

On play, move fixedly forward

rare
3
Level 1
2
5
Headless Hotheadsconstruct
Headless Hotheads

On play, move fixedly forward

rare
4
Level 2
2
5
Headless Hotheadsconstruct
Headless Hotheads

On play, move fixedly forward

rare
5
Level 3
2
5
Headless Hotheadsconstruct
Headless Hotheads

On play, move fixedly forward

rare
6
Level 4
2
5
Headless Hotheadsconstruct
Headless Hotheads

On play, move fixedly forward

rare
7
Level 5
2

As usual, there will be exclusive packs to quickly get access to some copies of the new cards, for a week after their respective release date.

They will each cost $9.99, and will grant the following:

  • 10 copies of Eternal Etherealsfusion stone 5 fusion stones and coin 750 coins (from June 18th).
  • 5 copies of Headless Hotheadsfusion stone 5 fusion stones and coin 750 coins (from June 4th).
Eternal pack ($9.99): 10 copies of Eternal Ethereals, 5 fusions stones and 750 coin
Eternal pack ($9.99): 5 copies of Headless Hotheads, 5 fusions stones and 750 coins

Victory coins update

Victory coins will be increased across the board in ranked matches, proportionally to the league of the player.

  • In Starter, Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold leagues, a victory will yield coin 10 coins + an additional coin 10 coins for watching an ad or for having the Premium Pass.
  • In Platinum league, a victory will yield coin 15 coins + an additional coin 15 coins for watching an ad or for having the Premium Pass.
  • In Diamond league, a victory will yield coin 20 coins + an additional coin 20 coins for watching an ad or for having the Premium Pass.
  • In Heroes league, a victory will yield coin 25 coins + an additional coin 25 coins for watching an ad or for having the Premium Pass.

Additionally, it is worth noting that:

  • Victories while playing on Steam will yield the base amount per league only since ads cannot be watched on this platform—unless there is an active Premium Pass, in which case it’s doubled, just like when watching an ad.
  • Victories while playing Brawl will yield coin 10 coins + an additional coin 10 coins for watching an ad or for having the Premium Pass, regardless of the league of the player.

To balance out the significant increase in victory coins in higher leagues, the monthly chest rewards have been reduced as follow (from 1st of July onwards):

  • The Heroes chest now contains coin 2,000 coins (down from 3,000) and ruby 70 rubies (down from 100).
  • The Diamond chest now contains coin 1,500 coins (down from 1,800). Rubies untouched.
  • The chest for all the other leagues remain untouched.

Daily check-in calendar

The daily check-in and its Premium version continue this month with similar rewards to last month’s (minus one day). This is the total value for the calendar, free and premium respectively (including free rewards within the premium one):

  • Total free rewards: coin 400 coinsruby 40 rubiesfusion stone 7 fusion stonescommon card 4 common cardsrare card 1 rare cardepic card 1 epic card and 1 Heroic Tome
  • Total Premium (including free) rewards: coin 1,200 coinsruby 120 rubiesfusion stone 28 fusion stonescommon card 4 common cardsrare card 5 rare cardsepic card 2 epic cardslegendary card 1 legendary card, 1 Heroic Tome and 1 Mythic Tome

Additionally, the Premium Pass will grand access to all friendly matches settings even though they might not be unlocked.

New avatars

There will be 6 new avatars added to the game: 3 for everyone at coin 1,000 coins a piece, and 3 premium avatars for ruby 200 rubies. In case you missed it, all avatar images are now available in the fan-kit—courtesy of Sheepyard.

Bug fixes

This release will bring quite a few interesting bug fixes as well:

  • A fix for the infamous issue with the fourth card missing from the hand.
  • A fix for the bug with upside-down cards in Brawl rewards.
  • A fix for the persistent shop notification icon.
  • A fix for the status effects remaining in place after a frozen unit is pushed.
  • A fix for the incorrect friend filter icons in Steam version.

FAQ

When is the update going to be released?

The balance changes will be deployed with the season reset as usual. Headless Hotheads will be available from June 4th along with its promotional pack (for a week), and Eternal Ethereals will be available from June 18th alongside its promotional pack.