Minor Patch – 0.18.3 (Nov. 4, 2020)

Eternal Return will undergo temporary maintenance from 11 PM to 1 AM PST on November 3rd to apply the 0.18.3 update.

As you can see, 0.18.3 is a minor update; only the last digit changed! Typically, we’d only change/tweak numbers in a minor update, but this time we also modified Adriana.

Balance

Character

Adriana

We hear ya. Adriana needs improvements. We changed her ultimate to have stacks, which enables larger burning areas. We also changed the throw weapon skill, Smokescreen.

  • Base HP 480 —> 530
  • Base Attack Power 25 —> 28
  • Base Defense 23 —> 25
  • Flamethrower (Q)
    • Damage range 0.8m —> 0.9m
  • Oil Slick (W)
    • Oil slick width 0.75m —> 0.825m
  • Cocktail Party (R)
    • Changed from the 120/100/80s base cooldown with 3 charges to stacks.
    • Cocktail Party now only has a 0.3s cooldown and is usable only when Adriana holds Molotov cocktails.
    • Adriana can hold a maximum of 3 Molotov cocktails. She gets a new Molotov cocktail every 40/33/26 seconds. (Cooldown reduction applies.)
    • SP Cost 120/150/180 —> 45/60/75
    • Adriana can use Cocktail Party while using other skills.

Aya

  • Base Attack Power 34 —> 31
  • Attack Power per level 2.1 —> 2.3

Hart

  • Guitar-Hart Base Attack Speed 0.575 —> 0.55

Hyejin

  • Damage dealt in Duo 92% —> 90%
  • Damage dealt in Squad 87% —> 85%
  • Base Defense 20 —> 22
  • Defense per level 1.5 —> 1.7

Hyunwoo

  • Damage dealt in Duo 100% —> 97%
  • Damage dealt in Squad 100% —> 97%
  • Attack Power per level 2.2 —> 2.4

Isol

  • Base Defense 20 —> 23
  • Attack Power per level 2.3 —> 2.6
  • Damage dealt in Duo 95% —> 92%
  • Damage dealt in Squad 87% —> 85%

Jackie

  • Base Defense 28 → 26
  • Defense per level 2.1 → 2.2

Li Dailin

The pick rate of a character in data of high-tier players is generally an important indicator of character performance. Having a high pick rate among top players means that they prefer that character to others, or indicates that that character’s abilities are more efficient to earn LP.
For weeks, Li Dailin has taken 1st place for pick rate of top players in solo, duo, and squad modes, allowing us to take a closer look at her data.
Li Dailin’s global win rate is still average, but her pick rate increases as the LP goes up. When looking at the global pick rate for Solo mode, Li Dailin was only at 9.9%, but she was at 15% for top 1000 LP ranks, and at 33.3% for top 50 ranks.
This data indicates that the character is quite powerful but has a higher skill ceiling to fully utilize. We will try to think of ways to adjust Li Dailin so that she does not appear so much in higher-tier and to decrease her gameplay difficulty in the long term.

  • Base Attack Power 36 → 33

Nadine

  • Damage dealt in Duo 93% —> 90%
  • Damage dealt in Squad 88% —> 85%
  • Base Defense 19 —> 21

Yuki

  • Attack Power per level 2.0 —> 2.2

Zahir

  • Base Attack Power 28 —> 25
  • Attack Power per level 2.6 —> 2.8

Weapon

Throw

  • Smokescreen (D)
    • Now can be used at a target location instead of the location of the character.
    • Range 7m, diameter 2.25m
    • Movement Speed reduction 20/40% → 15/30%

Assault Rifle

  • Machine Gun
    • Extra Normal Attack Damage 13 —> 11
  • Gatling Gun
    • Extra Normal Attack Damage 16 —> 14

Axe

  • Beam Axe
    • Attack Power 145 —> 137

Two-handed Sword

  • Attack Speed per mastery level +4% → +3.6%

Dagger

  • Mount Slicer
    • Skill Amplification 55 —> 50

Rapier

  • Sword of Justice
    • Cooldown reduction 20% —> 15%
  • Mistilteinn
    • Cooldown reduction 20% —> 15%

Spear

  • Eighteen Foot Spear
    • Attack Power 120 —> 110

Nunchaku

  • The Smiting Dragon
    • Skill Amplification 17 —> 14

Crossbow

  • The Golden Ghost
    • Extra Normal Attack Damage 45 —> 40
  • Sniper Crossbow
    • Attack Power 95 —> 90

Shuriken

  • Petal Torrent
    • Extra Normal Attack Damage 150 —> 140
  • Azure Dagger
    • Skill Amplification 27 —> 24

Guitar

  • Wild Horse
    • Extra Normal Attack Damage 10 → 6

Trap

  • Smart Bomb
    • Attack Power 410 —> 370