Update 07-2021

By  Kitty · Official · 07/2021Back to releases

Hello Stormbounders! A new version of Stormbound is coming early July, bringing balance changes, a new card, and some further Brawl developments!

Balance changes

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

  • Slyboots now force the confused unit(s) to move after confusing them.
  • Excited Mousers’ strength is now 5/6/7/9/11 (up from 3/4/5/6/7), mana is now 5 (up from 3) and their ability now counts all friendly units on the board instead of surrounding only.
  • Destructobots can now inflict damage to friendly structures instead of friendly units only.
  • Temple of Space’s ability now only destroys the older copy instead of both temples.
  • Spellbinder Zhevana’s ability can now trigger on friendly units as well such as Iceflakes.
  • Counselor Ahmi’s ability now considers surrounding units (instead of surrounding enemies).
  • Temple of Focus no longer deals self-damage.

New card

A new card is joining the neutral faction, an alternative to Fort of Ebonrock, which plays on the new “fixedly forward” movement that was introduced with Headless Hotheads.

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Temple of the Mind
Temple of the Mind

At the start of your turn, give (or remove) fixedly forward movement to the leftmost unit card in your hand, then destroy the weakest confused unit

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Level 1
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Temple of the Mind
Temple of the Mind

At the start of your turn, give (or remove) fixedly forward movement to the leftmost unit card in your hand, then destroy the weakest confused unit

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Level 2
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Temple of the Mind
Temple of the Mind

At the start of your turn, give (or remove) fixedly forward movement to the leftmost unit card in your hand, then destroy the weakest confused unit

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Level 3
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Temple of the Mind
Temple of the Mind

At the start of your turn, give (or remove) fixedly forward movement to the leftmost unit card in your hand, then destroy the weakest confused unit

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Level 4
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Temple of the Mind
Temple of the Mind

At the start of your turn, give (or remove) fixedly forward movement to the leftmost unit card in your hand, then destroy the weakest confused unit

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Level 5

As usual, there will be an exclusive pack to quickly get access to some copies of the new card, for a week after its release date.

It will be available from July 2nd at $9.99, and will grant the following :

Temple of the Mind ($9.99): 10 copies of Eternal Ethereals, 5 fusions stones and 750 coins

New Brawls

Following the revamp of the Brawl from June, this release is going to bring 4 new and very unique Brawl modifiers.

  • Pure Amalgamation: Both players are forced to play the same deck (at the same levels), randomly composed of 6 cards of one player and 6 cards of the other. No duplicates, and the strongest card copy is preferred. Say hello to multi-faction decks!
  • Fights of Threes: A player cannot place more than 3 units on the board. Therefore, this Brawl will encourage a careful balance of units, spells and structures to be successful.
    Interestingly, Summon Militia and Call for Aid can be played but their tokens immediately get destroyed if there are already 3 friendly units on the board.
  • Thin No-Man’s Land: The initial frontline starts on the second row instead of the first and cannot fall lower than the second row at any time.
  • Stunning Attack: Units get confused on receiving any damage. This Brawl should be all about confusion.

To celebrate these new Brawls, the Pure Amalgamation modifier will be issued on all difficulty levels on July 1st as a try out. Enjoy it!

On the topic of Brawls, the loss counter will be replaced with a heart counter instead, in preparation for upcoming features.

Deck slots

After having considered the community’s opinion on the cost of the new deck slots, we decided to significantly reduce it to ruby 25 rubiesruby 50 rubies and ruby 100 rubies.

In order to make sure no one wasted resources needlessly, players who already bought these slots will receive compensation of course.

FAQ

When is the update going to be released?

The balance changes will be deployed with the season reset as usual. Temple of the Mind will be available from July 2nd along with its promotional pack (for a week). The new Brawl modifiers will be released in the next few weeks.