Update 11-2020

By  Kitty · Official · 11/2020Back to releases

It’s spooky season, and Sheepyard is releasing a small update. The situation with Apple has been resolved and the Halloween event can finally start! Find below all the goodness scheduled for this release!

Important announcement

The issue with Apple validation of the app has been brought up again and has caused issue with the season reset and the update—both of which did not happen on time. As a result, the Halloween event is once again delayed, and while we know that Halloween was yesterday, we unfortunately could not influence this to make it go live on time.

We will run an hour long maintenance on November 1st at 12pm CET (10am UTC) in order to set everything up manually. After the upcoming maintenance, the new season will start (with chests as expected). Additionally, the balance changes will be live (with freeze, just without the new animations on iOS).

Free rubies

Anyone logging into the game at least once between November 1st and November 15th will be granted ruby 30 rubies. Happy Halloween! 🎃

Balance changes

Continuing with their pledge to balance cards regularly, Sheepyard makes no exception of this release. On the menu today: some love for forgotten cards, and a nerf of Rain of Frogs.

  • Rain of Frogs now costs 3/2/2/2/2 (from 3/3/2/2/1). As a result, the amount of spawned toads is adjusted 4/4/4-5/5/6 (from 4/5/5/6/6).
  • Rogue Sheep now costs 6 mana at all levels (down from 7).
  • Broodmother Qordia now costs 6 mana at all levels (down from 7).
  • Eloth the Ignited now moves forward if it kills the pushed unit.
  • Personal Servers now cost 3 mana at all levels (down from 4). As a result, their strength is reduced by 1 (from 2/2/3/3/4 to 1/2/2/3/3) and their ability is adjusted (from 2/3/3/4/4 to 2/2/3/3/4).
  • Icicle Burst now can freeze a unit instead of dealing damage if it is not frozen yet.
Nerf compensation

As usual, some compensation in the form of coins and fusion stones will be provided to owners of Rain of Frogs, proportional to the level and rarity of the card. Find below the compensation values for each rarity and level.

  • epic card  Epic card: coin 15 coins and fusion stone 2 fusion stones at level 2, coin 40 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones at level 3, coin 120 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 4, coin 250 coins and fusion stone 20 fusion stones at level 5.

Updated freeze mechanic

As hinted before, the freeze mechanic is being reworked. Until now, a frozen unit would simply skip its moving phase at the beginning of its next turn. That remains the case, however it also temporarily loses its Death Trigger Effect and its Survive Trigger Effect.

That means freezing is no longer solely used to slow down the enemy, but can be used to avoid side-effects of attacking a unit, such as the elders’ abilities or ‘on death’ effects.

This impacts Icicle Burst, Frosthexers, Moment’s Peace and Midwinter Chaos directly, and Spellbinder Zhevana and Wisp Clouds indirectly.

New Ancient race

Originally announced as “Bisanu”, later renamed “Stoic Protectors”, the new Ancient card will finally be available from November 1st and will bring a whole new concept into the game through the “Ancient” race.

On play, Stoic Protectors effectively disable the ability of bordering/surrounding units (depending on level). This effect is permanent, lasting until the unit dies, and cannot be canceled. It only works on units and cannot be used to disable structures. This peculiar property makes Stoic Protectors another pretty effective counter to elders.

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Stoic Protectors

Before moving, disable the ability of 1 surrounding enemy unit

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Level 1
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Stoic Protectors

Before moving, disable the ability of 2 surrounding enemy units

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Level 2
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Stoic Protectors

Before moving, disable the ability of 2 surrounding enemy units

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Level 3
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Stoic Protectors

Before moving, disable the ability of 3 surrounding enemy units

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Level 4
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Stoic Protectors

Before moving, disable the ability of 4 surrounding enemy units

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Level 5
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Cheapened Brawl

Similar to what happened for the third anniversary, the Brawl starting on November 5th (and only that one) is going to be cheaper. All fight will cost 50% of their original price.

Here are the adjusted values for every milestone:

Required crownsCost per matchReward once reached
crown 10 crownscoin 0 coins (0)1 Humble Book
crown 20 crownscoin 10 coins (-10)ruby 5 rubies
crown 35 crownscoin 25 coins (-25)1 Classic Tome
crown 50 crownscoin 50 coins (-50)fusion stone 10 fusion stones
crown 70 crownscoin 75 coins (-75)1 Mythic Tome
crown 95 crownscoin 100 coins (-100)legendary card 1 legendary card
crown 125 crownscoin 125 coins (-125)fusion stone 50 fusion stones
crown 160 crownscoin 150 coins (-150)ruby 250 rubies
crown 200 crownscoin 200 coins (-200)legendary card 5 legendary cards
crown 250 crownscoin 250 coins (-250)fusion stone 200 fusion stones
Brawl calculator

To calculate how far you can go with a given amount of coins, or how much it will cost you to reach a certain milestone, be sure to use the Brawl calculator. It makes it possible to define a certain Brawl discount as well.

Exclusive promotions

Halloween event means exclusive promotion packs and offers. Quite a few options as always:

  • The Stoic Protectors pack: 3 copies of Stoic Protectorsfusion stone 5 fusion stones and coin 750 coins. This one-time $9.99 pack will be available between November 1st and November 8th.
  • The Trick or Treat bundle: 6 Mythic Tomes, 6 Heroic Tomes and 6 Classic Tomes. This one-time bundle $29.99 will be available between November 1st and November 15th.
  • There will be some special weekly and monthly vanishing packs available throughout the month of November.
  • All coin and ruby bundles will yield +20% more resources between November 1st and November 15th.
Stoic Protectors pack: 3 copies of the card, 5 fusion stones, 750 coins
Trick or Treat bundle: 6 Mythic Tomes, 6 Heroic Tomes, 6 Classic Tomes

FAQ

When will the release be available?

The release will be ready on November 1st, from 10AM UTC (so a little later than the usual season reset due to the unforeseen issues with Apple). Unfortunately, Stoic Protectors will not be available just yet and will be delayed until the Apple situation is fully resolved. No ETA yet.

How long will the event last?

The Stoic Protector’s pack will be available until November 8th. The Trick of Treat offer and the coin/ruby packs’ boost will be available until November 15th. The extra weekly and monthly vanishing packs will be available all throughout November.