Patch 1.2.3a Notes

Patch Overview

The team at 2038 has decided to attempt a balance patch for the first time. The result of our research indicated that Summoners and various Rate of Fire levels across many guns needed the most immediate attention. Please read below to find out what has been changed. An important note–some item changes are not retroactive, so existing items may not receive the changes. New drops of those items should contain all the changes listed below. The summoner changes are retroactive, so all existing summoner characters will be modified.

Summoner changes

  • The Elemental summon cooldown has been reduced to 0.5 seconds.
  • The power cost of all Elementals has been drastically reduced.
  • Elemental Nova now has a maximum level of 5.
  • Elemental Nova’s cooldown has been reduced to 6.5 seconds at Lv1, and decreases by 20% per level.
  • Elemental Nova’s blast and field radius have been increased to 15m from 6m (Note: the skill still displays 6m, but the radius has indeed been updated).
  • The base HP of Elementals and Ember has been increased by 300%.
  • The base damage of Ember and Fire, Force, Storm, and Toxic Elementals has been increased by 300%. The Spectral Elemental’s base damage has been increased by 700%.
  • The base armor of Ember and Force Elementals has been increased by 300%.
  • Fire, Spectral, Storm, and Toxic Elementals received some base armor.
  • The base HP, armor, and damage of Shadow Minions has been increased by 300%, and they now have a critical chance of 10% for 250% critical damage.
  • The Carnagor’s base HP and damage have been increased by 100%.
  • The Carnagor’s base armor has been increased by 300%.
  • The Carnagor now has a critical chance of 25% for 300% critical damage.
  • The Witch Doctor’s base armor has been increased by 300%.
  • The Reaper’s base HP has been increased by 100%.
  • The Reaper’s base damage has been increased by 300%.
  • The Reaper’s base armor has been increased by 250%.
  • All Elementals, Demons and Shadow minions have had their movement speed drastically increased.
  • Fire, Spectral, Storm, and Toxic Elementals have had their size slightly increased.

Misc changes

  • Regular Cricket bats now drop.
  • All Peacemaker variants have had their damage converted from direct to splash (4m), and the R. J. Donald’s Diplomat Unique variant has also received additional field damage (4m).
  • All Jackhammer variants have had their base damage decreased by ~38%, to balance out the Rate of Fire increase.

Rate of Fire Changes

Templar guns

Grenade Launchers: 

  • Shockshell – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Shockbomber – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Shock Cannon – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Ashmore’s Reckoner (Unique) – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Northwynde’s Arcane Hammer (Unique) – Increased to 92 from 24

Firefield Casters: 

  • Firefield Caster – Increased to 60 from 30
  • Firefield Catapulter – Increased to 75 from 33
  • Firefield Launcher – Increased to 75 from 37
  • Fisher’s Fiery Cast (Unique) – Increased to 30 from 15

Pistols:

  • Redeemer – Increased to 150 from 50
  • Peacemaker – Increased to 150 from 50
  • Pacifier – Increased to 200 from 60
  • Blessed Revolver (Unique) – Increased to 150 from 50
  • R. J. Donald’s Diplomat (Unique) – Increased to 120 from 42
  • Mac Kenzie’s Peacemaker (Rare) – Increased to 150 from 40

Electric Nova guns:

  • Shockwave – Increased to 30 from 7
  • Stormwave – Increased to 30 from 7
  • Stormsurge – Increased to 30 from 7
  • Leota’s Circumference (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 7
  • Novastorm (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 7

Fire Nova guns:

  • Flamewave – Increased to 50 from 12
  • Fireflux – Increased to 50 from 12
  • Firesurge – Increased to 50 from 12
  • Hestia’s Vision (Unique) – Increased to 92 from 24
  • Infernal Halo (Rare) – Increased to 50 from 12

Toxic Nova guns:

  • Grimwave – Increased to 40 from 8
  • Grimflux – Increased to 40 from 8
  • Plauge’s Halo (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 8

Spectral Nova guns:

  • Parawave – Increased to 20 from 6
  • Paraflux – Increased to 20 from 6
  • Starburst – Increased to 60 from 30
  • Trakt’s Illumination (Unique) – Increased to 50 from 10

Physical Nova guns:

  • Slammer – Increased to 46 from 10
  • Crasher – Increased to 46 from 10
  • Yahtel’s Fist (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 10

Afflictors: 

  • Afflictor – Increased to 150 from 50
  • Plague Spreader – Increased to 200 from 60
  • Misery’s Gift (Unique) – Increased to 150 from 50
  • Foulrot (Unique) – Increased to 120 from 40
  • Pepys’ Darts (Unique) – Increased to 92 from 30

Hunter guns

Jackhammers:

  • XMS5 Jackhammer – Increased to 92 from 37
  • XMS10 Jackhammer -Increased to  92 from 37
  • Aden’s Avenger (Unique) – Increased to 92 from 37
  • Gau’s Equalizer (Unique) – Increased to 92 from 30

Cannons:

  • XM171 Thermo Cannon – Increased to 60 from 24
  • Bunkport’s Tsunami (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 18
  • Tyler’s Pistol (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 24

Cannonades:

  • Grenade Launcher – Increased to 75 from 30
  • Arclight RDX Grenade Launcher – Increased to 75 from 30
  • Arclight Cannonade – Increased to 75 from 30
  • Fusilier’s Friend (Unique) – Increased to 75 from 30
  • Derek’s Divine Equalizer (Unique) – Increased to 75 from 20
  • Bouncing Betty (Unique) – Increased to 75 from 30
  • Lowber’s Lucky Lobber (Unique) – Increased to 75 from 30

Chrome Bolters:

  • XM41 Bolter – Increased to 240 from 85
  • XM41 Thermal Bolter – Increased to 240 from 85
  • XM42 Convection Bolter – Increased to 300 from 100
  • XM43 Chrome Bolter – Increased to 300 from 120
  • Vulcan Bolter (Unique) – Increased to 200 from 50
  • Illiaster’s Majestic Sun (Unique) – Increased to 200 from 40
  • Mac Kenzie’s XM41 Bolter (Rare) – Increased to 300 from 100
  • Techsmith’s Phlogiston Emitter (Legendary) – Increased to 240 from 85
  • Max’s Molten Metal Projector (Unique) – Increased to 240 from 60
  • Jin’s Chromium Dragon (Unique) – Increased to 300 from 120

Surge Cannons:

  • Nanodyne Surge Cannon – Increased to 150 from 85
  • Jetram Shockgun (Unique) – Increased to 150 from 75
  • Thor’s Hammer (Unique) – Increased to 150 from 40

F-S Rail Pistols:

  • F-S Rail Pistol – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Reaper’s Hell Rail (Legendary) – Increased to 120 from 30
  • Nanto’s Third Rail (Unique) – Increased to 120 from 30

Thunderclashes:

  • XM909 Thunderclash – Increased to 400 from 171
  • XM9X Thundergod (Unique) – Increased to 400 from 171

Combustion guns:

  • Arclight Combustion Gun – Increased to 60 from 30
  • Arclight Explosive Cannon – Increased to 60 from 30
  • The Breath of Shulgoth (Legendary) – Increased to 60 from 22
  • Amir’s Arclight Thunder (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 35
  • Ether’s Fusillade (Unique) – Increased to 60 from 33

Cabalist guns

Spikers:

  • Ethereal Spiker – Increased to 300 from 100
  • Celestial Spiker – Increased to 300 from 120
  • Lord of the Night (Unique) – Increased to 300 from 100
  • Alucard’s Continuum (Unique) – Increased to 300 from 60

Plagueblasters:

  • Baneblaster – Increased to 600 from 300
  • Contagion Delivery Device (Unique) – Increased to 600 from 240
  • Deshpande’s Diseased Devotion (Unique) – Increased to 600 from 240

Hive Crystals:

  • Hive Crystal – Increased to 120 from 40
  • Hive Shard – Increased to 120 from 40

Chaos Pistols:

  • Chaos Pistol – Increased to 120 from 37

Boneshredders:

  • Boneshredder – Increased to 120 from 42

Pyrocasters:

  • Pyrocaster – Increased to 60 from 27
  • Pyrosmasher – Increased to 60 from 33

Tempest Rifles:

  • Tempest Rifle – Increased to 120 from 42
  • Typhoon Rifle – Increased to 120 from 42
  • Shulgoth’s Infernal Storm (Legendary) – Increased to 120 from 33