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May 16, 2020, 11:13 AM 2,703 read

Dev Note #115: 4.3 Update Preview Part #1: Bond System & Potential Improvement

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Greetings Heirs,   Today we will go over some changes that will be made in 4.3 Update, which is scheduled for May 25th.   We believe many Heirs will be happy to see some changes in 4.3 Update. We will go over more details in two additional Dev Note next week.   ========================================================= Bond Effect ========================================================= After Transcendence expansion, it is taking quite a lot of time and effort to develop even a single servant. This became an issue because Transcendence Expansion forced Heirs to focus on one servant rather than exploring various servants. It also made it difficult for Heirs to make use of other less developed servants if they have one servant with high transcendence that stands out.   Therefore, we are adding Bond Effect to solve this problem.   Bond Effect allows Heir to connect his/her main servant with sub servants if the Heir's main servant is developed to certain point.   Once a main servant and a sub servant form a Bond Effect, sub servant will inherit Transcendence, Awaken, Potential, and Skill Level of main servant.   Following are conditions to become a main servant. > 7th Transcendence or higher. > 5th Awaken > All Potentials must be unlocked. All Potentials also must be level 20. > All Skill Level enhanced.   Following are conditions to become sub servant > 5th Transcendence or higher > Same class as the main servant. (DPS/Tank/Healer/Support) > Same element as the main servant > Lower Transcendence than the main servant.   For example, let's say an Heir has a Water Christine with 9th Transcendence. However, the Heir wants to use Water Mildred instead since Ignore-DEF DPS servants are not so popular in PvP. In this case, if the Heir transcend Water Mildred to 5th Transcendence and form Bond Effect, Water Mildred will be ready to participate in PvP immediately with 9th Transcendence, 5th Awaken, Full Potential, and full Skill level.   Similarly, if an Heir was using Fire Lucrecia as the main Tank servant, the Heir can form Bond Effect between Fire Lucrecia and Fire Caesar to use Fire Caesar immediately.   Until now, there were many cases where a servant that Heirs invested on became completely useless with the change of meta or emergence of a stronger servant.   With the new Bond Effect, Heirs can use the one servant they heavily invested on to try out other servants.   We believe that this change will not only allow Heirs to try out various servants, but also solve the issue of certain servants that Heirs already invested on completely losing value. If Heirs can try out various servants, this will also help us to balance out the servants in Heir of Light.   Here are some additional information about Bond Effect.   1. You need Bond Effect Ticket to form Bond Effect. 2. Bond Effect Ticket can be purchased from the shop with IAP or Karats. Also, Rainbow Stone from All-in-One Package will be changed to Bond Effect Ticket. Plus, Bond Effect Ticket will be part of June Mission Pack. (We are planning on giving out Bond Effect Ticket as Update Reward also.) 3. Bond Effect will last for 30 days. Once Bond Effect is disabled, sub servant will be reverted back to its original state. You can use Bond Effect Ticket to extend Bond Effect duration. 4. Potential of sub servant in Bond Effect can be changed for free. You can re-roll the Potential until you have the Potential you want. 5. You cannot use both main and sub servants forming Bond Effect in the same battle. 6. Up to 4 servants can form Bond Effect.   ========================================================= Potential Change Improvement =========================================================   While Potentials are powerful, it is very difficult to get the Potential Heirs want because because there are various resources involved in Potential. For example, you need Rainbow Stone to unlock Potential, Potential Enhance Stone to enhance Potential, and Potential Change Stone to change Potential.   Many Heirs have been submitting suggestions for Potential Change. While it took some time to sort out the details, we were finally able to make some changes to Potential Change.   ⭕Normal Potential Change Lock Function   In Normal Potential, Potential # 2~5 get 2~3 lines of Potentials. For Potential #3, there will be three lines of Potentials. Since changing Potential changes all three Potentials, it is difficult to get the Potential Heirs want in all three lines.   With upcoming improvement, Heirs can now lock the Potential they want. Locked Potentials will be excluded when Heirs change their Potential.

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Number of Potential Stone usage increases based on number of locked Potentials. Locking 1 line of Potential will consume 2 Potential Change Stones. Locking 2 lines of Potential will consume 4 Potential Change Stones.   ⭕Special Potential Select Function   When Heirs re-roll Potential #3 & Potential #4, the previous Potential automatically disappears, giving Heirs chance to end up with worse Potential than before. Through this improvement, Heirs will have a choice between old & new Potential.

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We believe this Potential Change improvement will make it much less stressful for Heirs to obtain the Potential they want.   Currently, we have Boss Invasion Clear Mission Event in progress. We want to remind Heirs that it will be a lot easier to obtain the Potentials Heirs want if Heirs change Potential AFTER the Update.   ========================================================= Guild Dungeon Improvement ========================================================= Currently bosses that Heirs encounter in Guild Dungeons are very easy. Therefore, we are buffing the level of Guild Dungeon bosses in order to make Guild Dungeon more challenging.     Since Guild Dungeon is becoming harder, we are also improving Guild Dungeon rewards. We have significantly improved the amount of Guild Points that Heirs receive for each rank. We are also improving the amount of reward that Heirs in a guild with lower rank are receiving so that even casual guilds with smaller number of guild members can receive appropriate amount of reward.

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That's it for today. In the next Dev Note, we will cover Sanctuary expansion and additional changes.   There are a lot of changes coming with this update. If you leave any question in the comment, we will try to answer the question in the next Dev Note.     Thank you.   Flynn      

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  • gamer698655069 LV.2 Lurker May 17, 2020, 09:11 AM

    cannot use both main and sub servants forming bond effect in the same battle.? not even in boss invasion or party raid?

  • 老黑 LV.12 Chief May 16, 2020, 12:48 PM

    can I use nat4 as a main servant and use nat 5 as a sub servant?

  • Lerdsak Bee Kijthawatchayakorn LV.7 Nomad May 16, 2020, 02:28 PM

    I think nat4 can't use to be main servant because they don't have Special Potential.

  • gamer319757398 LV.11 Chief May 16, 2020, 03:07 PM

    doubt it. they wont even allow exchange of element in nat5. very very unlikely that nat4 could be used as a main with a nat5 as a sub.

    is that was to happen, then everybody would build nat4 servants (if already not built like saig or gris etc) at 10% exp of nat5 and pair them to nat5 subs.

    but lets wait on dev answer, if in case they do answer :)

  • DevTeam Leo LV.5 GameManager May 16, 2020, 10:42 PM

    right :)

  • DevTeam Leo LV.5 GameManager May 16, 2020, 10:39 PM

    you can't use nat4

  • Ms.Hana LV.3 Lurker May 16, 2020, 11:54 AM

    Thank you so much. we're so excited of the next update

  • DevTeam Leo LV.5 GameManager May 16, 2020, 10:42 PM

    Thanks :)

  • gamer319757398 LV.11 Chief May 16, 2020, 11:56 AM

    Q 1 ) can you bond different servants ?
    eg. can u bond ld dps t5 to ld t10 tank ?

    Q 2 ) i think it is obvious that rgb and ld cannot be cross bonded. but will need the confirmation on this.

  • 老黑 LV.12 Chief May 16, 2020, 12:50 PM

    Same class as the main servant. (DPS/Tank/Healer/Support)
    > Same element as the main servant

    so 1 no 2 yes

  • gamer319757398 LV.11 Chief May 16, 2020, 03:02 PM

    saw that.

    it would have been a good thing if element was excluded.

    this does not address the situation of old farmable servants which are useless and neither does it address the higher exp required by the old farmable servants. they will all sit pretty and gather dust at t5. nobody in their right minds would sue them except for maybe forest heyel....which also will fade away slowly due to limited removal of 3 buffs.

  • gamer299876525 LV.1 Mootie May 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

    This update looks like a very nice update for the most part.

    With the bonding effect though you are still severely limiting the effect by making it require both same class and same element. people will still be forced to focus on just 1 main servant to build but now it will be 1 of each class and each element. you have went from building 20 top servants to building 20 top servants. a possible compromise for this could be what you all did with negative passive effects and make it so rgb works with rgb and ld works with all but leave the class locked to same class. or even switch it and leave elements locked and class opened so it can be switched. either way you still have to obtain more then just 1 servant but at same time doesnt seem impossible to get the right servant. I think either of these could be a very workable compromise seeing as this effect doesnt last more then a month then it expires and has to be repurchased again.

  • Skaffa93 LV.4 Epic May 16, 2020, 01:51 PM

    So since a bond is temporary, does the sub servant still gather exp while bonded? Can it still be used in sanctuary? Or is it just frozen during the entire bond? I don't really know how I feel about this being a temporary solution to a permanent problem.. Unless you pay up and keep buying bond tickets every month..

    I mean I'm not complaining just thinking out loud...

  • DevTeam Leo LV.5 GameManager May 16, 2020, 10:46 PM

    does the sub servant still gather exp while bonded?
    > no

    Can it still be used in sanctuary?
    > yes. not frozen.

  • ঐariewayq LV.19 AWPer May 17, 2020, 07:25 AM

    nice info, keep growing👍

  • palasRil LV.3 Lurker May 21, 2020, 11:52 PM

    Yet another way to widen the gap between p2w and the rest of the world

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