Update 11-2021

By Kitty · Official · 11/2021Back to releases

Hello Stormbounders! A new version of Stormbound is coming early November, bringing balance changes, new cards, new books, some generous offers and a deck import/export functionality!

Important notice

While I have your attention, please remember the pandemic is not over, even if you have been vaccinated. You can still carry the disease and make people sick.

So wear a mask and avoid unnecessary travels—especially if you live in an area with rampant COVID-19 cases. It takes everyone’s effort to slow down this pandemic. Do the right thing. 🙏

In October, we needed to finish a lot of things that were planned regarding Stormbound’s monetization. That’s why we have tweaked vanishing packs and in last 2 weeks you could see some great time-limited offers around. Right now we can fully conentrate on delivering features and content you’ve been waiting for a long time.

Therefore, you can expect the following to come in the next few months:

  • New game mode: A draft mode that you’ve never seen before. We are using all of Stormbound’s existing features to make this mode the best around.
  • Reworked campaign mode: It will bring much more enjoyment to your daily gaming sessions.
  • Cards level limits in ranked mode: We are finally ready to get Stormbound to the always desired state of progression. Skill will now be more important.
  • New login system: We are almost there. It’s currently being internally tested.

This release, just like any other, will bring some balance changes.

  • Bounded Daemons’ strength is now 2/3/3/4/5 (up from 1/2/2/3/4).
  • Lost Psyches’ strength is now 3/4/5/6/7 (up from 2/3/4/5/6).
  • Fragmented Essences’ strength is now 2/3/4/5/6 (down from 3/4/5/6/7).
  • Tode the Elevated’s ability now grants 2/3/4/5/6 strength (down from 3/4/5/6/7).
  • Edrik the Fierce’s ability now spawns knights with 2/3/4/5/6 strength (down from 3/4/5/6/7).
  • Gift of the Wise now costs 9 mana (up from 8), and grants 11/12/13/14/15 mana (up from 10/11/12/13/14).
  • Chillbeards’s ability no longer triggers against the base.
Nerf compensation

As usual, some compensation in the form of coins and fusion stones will be provided to owners of Chillbeards, Gift of the Wise, Edrik the Fierce, Tode the Elevated, and Fragmented Essences, proportional to the level and rarity of the card. Find below the compensation values for each rarity and level.

  • common card  Common card: coin 10 coins at level 2, coin 20 coins and fusion stone 1 fusion stone at level 3, coin 50 coins and fusion stone 2 fusion stones at level 4, coin 120 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones at level 5.
  • rare card  Rare card: coin 15 coins and fusion stone 2 fusion stones at level 2, coin 30 coins and fusion stone 3 fusion stones at level 3, coin 90 coins and fusion stone 7 fusion stones at level 4, coin 190 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 5.
  • 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.
  • legendary card  Legendary card: fusion stone 1 fusion stone at level 1, coin 20 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones at level 2, coin 50 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 3, coin 150 coins and fusion stone 20 fusion stones at level 4, coin 300 coins and fusion stone 50 fusion stones at level 5.

Throughout November, four new cards will be released, one per faction.

Released on November 8th

4
Diehardsundead
Diehards

When dying from an ability or spell, respawn on a random surrounding tile with 4 strength

rare
2
Level 1
0
4
Diehardsundead
Diehards

When dying from an ability or spell, respawn on a random surrounding tile with 6 strength

rare
3
Level 2
0
4
Diehardsundead
Diehards

When dying from an ability or spell, respawn on a random surrounding tile with 8 strength

rare
4
Level 3
0
4
Diehardsundead
Diehards

When dying from an ability or spell, respawn on a random surrounding tile with 10 strength

rare
5
Level 4
0
4
Diehardsundead
Diehards

When dying from an ability or spell, respawn on a random surrounding tile with 12 strength

rare
6
Level 5
0

Released on November 15th

3
Function Wildsconstruct
Function Wilds

On play, vitalize itself and 1 surrounding friendly unit

rare
1
Level 1
1
3
Function Wildsconstruct
Function Wilds

On play, vitalize itself and 1 surrounding friendly unit

rare
2
Level 2
1
3
Function Wildsconstruct
Function Wilds

On play, vitalize itself and 2 surrounding friendly units

rare
3
Level 3
1
3
Function Wildsconstruct
Function Wilds

On play, vitalize itself and 2 surrounding friendly units

rare
4
Level 4
1
3
Function Wildsconstruct
Function Wilds

On play, vitalize itself and 2 surrounding friendly units

rare
5
Level 5
1

Released on November 22nd

1
Soap Cleanse
Soap Cleanse

Restore up to 3 initial strength of all friendly poisoned units and vitalize them

rareLevel 1
1
Soap Cleanse
Soap Cleanse

Restore up to 4 initial strength of all friendly poisoned units and vitalize them

rareLevel 2
1
Soap Cleanse
Soap Cleanse

Restore up to 5 initial strength of all friendly poisoned units and vitalize them

rareLevel 3
1
Soap Cleanse
Soap Cleanse

Restore up to 6 initial strength of all friendly poisoned units and vitalize them

rareLevel 4
1
Soap Cleanse
Soap Cleanse

Restore up to 7 initial strength of all friendly poisoned units and vitalize them

rareLevel 5

Released on November 29th

4
Blizzard Bombsfrostling
Blizzard Bombs

On death, freeze all surrounding units

rare
4
Level 1
1
4
Blizzard Bombsfrostling
Blizzard Bombs

On death, freeze all surrounding units

rare
5
Level 2
1
4
Blizzard Bombsfrostling
Blizzard Bombs

On death, freeze all surrounding units

rare
6
Level 3
1
4
Blizzard Bombsfrostling
Blizzard Bombs

On death, freeze all surrounding units

rare
7
Level 4
1
4
Blizzard Bombsfrostling
Blizzard Bombs

On death, freeze all surrounding units

rare
8
Level 5
1

As usual, there will be 4 exclusive packs to collect early copies of the new cards. They all cost $9.99 and bring 5 copies of the given card + fusion stone 5 fusion stones + coin 750 coins. They will be available at the pace of one per week throughout November.

Blizzard Bombs pack: 5 copies of Blizzard Bombs + 5 Fusion Stones + 750 coins
Function Wilds pack: 5 copies of Function Wilds + 5 Fusion Stones + 750 coins
Soap Cleanse pack: 5 copies of Soap Cleanse + 5 Fusion Stones + 750 coins
Diehards pack: 5 copies of Diehards + 5 Fusion Stones + 750 coins

The long awaited deck import/export feature is finally coming! This will help players sharing decks with one another.

The deck selection screen will now provide an option to export their own decks, or import the deck from other players using unique codes.

To import a deck via its code, players need to have all required cards in their collection. If they don’t have all of them, the game will inform which cards are missing.

Compatibility with the site

It is already possible to load decks from their Stormbound ID in the deck builder. Similarly, the sharing feature from the deck builder will provide the Stormbound ID so it can pasted in the game!

Screenshot of the new deck import feature showcasing an open dialog with a text field labeled “Paste deck number”
Screenshot of the new deck options feature showcasing 4 buttons labeled “Relocate”, “Import”, “Export”, “Delete”

There will be 8 new books—one per non-neutral race—and a Book of Knights, working in a similar fashion to the Book of Felines and Book of Pirates. They cost ruby 40 rubies, contain 3 cards and have a rarity drop of 50% / 30% / 15% / 5%. There is also a new Book of Temples for ruby 60 rubies, containing 3 cards with 35% / 30% / 20% / 15%.

New Book of Satyrs
New Book of Undead
New Book of Toads
New Book of Ravens
New Book of Dwarves
New Book of Frostlings
New Book of Constructs
New Book of Rodents
New Book of Temples
New Book of Knights

Like most holiday events, there will be some one-time only special offers for people willing to put some money into the game. The Black Friday exclusive packs will be available from November 22nd (9AM CET) until November 28th (end of day) so be sure to jump on them!

  • Raining Cats ($9.99): guaranteed 3 copies of each of the 7 rare and epic felines + 3 Classic Tomes
  • Edrik’s Army ($19.99): 2 copies of Edrik the Fierce + 18 cards amongst the most played across the last 3 months globally*
  • Emblem of Heroism ($49.99): 35 Heroic Tomes + coin 2,000 coins
  • The Greatest Treasure ($99.99): 30 cards from each rarity + ruby 1,000 rubies + coin 5,000 coins

On top of that, all books (including Noble) will yield an extra card until the end of the Black Friday event. Similarly, the paid bundles yielding coins and rubies will grant +40% more resources for the duration of the Black Friday event.

Similar to previous events, the Brawl starting on November 25th (and only that one) is going to be cheaper. All fights will be 50% off. Owners of the Premium Pass will also have their usual discount applied, leading to a 60% reduction.

Here are the adjusted values for every milestone:

Required crownsCost per matchReward once reached
crown 7 crownscoin 0 coins (0)coin 10 coins
crown 20 crownscoin 5 coins (0)1 Humble Book
crown 35 crownscoin 5 coins (-5)ruby 5 rubies
crown 50 crownscoin 10 coins (-10)fusion stone 1 fusion stone
crown 70 crownscoin 15 coins (-15)ruby 15 rubies
crown 95 crownscoin 20 coins (-20)rare card 1 rare card
crown 125 crownscoin 25 coins (-25)fusion stone 7 fusion stones
crown 160 crownscoin 35 coins (-30)ruby 60 rubies
crown 200 crownscoin 40 coins (-40)rare card 5 rare cards
crown 250 crownscoin 50 coins (-50)ruby 200 rubies
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.

When is the update going to be released?
The balance changes will be deployed with the season reset as usual. The rest of the release will come a week later, on November 8th, along with the first of the new cards. The 3 other new cards will be released once per week during the next 3 weeks. The Black Friday special offers will be available during the last week of November.

Footnotes

(*) The most played cards globally across the last 3 months are: Execution, Gifted Recruits, Green Prototypes, Personal Servers, Doppelbocks, Felflares, Dreadfauns, Bladestorm, Summon Militia, Chillbeards, Veterans of War, Icicle Burst, Crimson Sentry, Twilight Prowlers, Frosthexers, Copperskin Rangers, The Hearth and Confinement.