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Series EV2 Lands May 19th, New Trailer

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Meet Series EV2 before she lands in Etheria on May 19th! Watch the trailer above for an overview of her defenses and abilities, and then watch our Devstream Friday at 5PM EDT to see her in action!


Series EV2 Bio

Power. To some, it comes naturally. For others, they must make it for themselves. Series EV, a childhood friend of the young heroes, left to find her creator when their power grew while hers stalled. She didn’t find her creator, but she found something even better:  his workshop. Outfitting herself with a new arm cannon, a titanium chassis and new defenses, Series EV2 will blast through anyone foolish enough to stand in her way. Let them say she’s not powerful enough now. She’s happy to prove them wrong.


Node Defenses

Series EV2 can chain multiple nodes together to make intricate beam defenses.


  • Proton Beam:  Zaps enemies and slows them down. Enemies that die within the beam disintegrate. We hear it’s quite painful.

  • Reflect Beam:  Build a reflective wall that sends enemy projectiles flying back at them. But it’s more than just a utility defense. A torpedo moves from node to node dealing explosive damage in a radius when it reaches a node -- the longer the chain, the more damage the torpedo will deliver at each node.

  • Buff Beam:  All defenses that pass through the beam gain additional Defense Speed and Defense Power.

  • Weapon Manufacturer:  Build an Atomic Launcher or a Mega Death Laser! Instead of placing nodes in a linear fashion, this defense has a central node (the weapon pickup station) and outward nodes that connect directly to the central node. The outward nodes act as mini-auras, damaging enemies and reducing their attack damage. As enemies die in these nodes, the central weapon charges. At 100%, EV2 can equip the weapon and use it to devastate foes. The pickup alternates between the Atomic Launcher and the Mega Death Laser after each full charge.


Abilities

Each ability uses Heat. When the Heat Bar is full, she dispels Heat with her primary attacks.


  • Anti-Gravity Bots:  Flying buoys of death. Bots detonate when you shoot them. Any of your nearby bots caught in the explosion will also blow up, so you can cluster them and fire at one to make the whole thing go boom. Makes a great welcoming present for enemies.

  • Death From Above:  Super flying robot! EV2 leaps high into the air and leaves a holographic decoy on the ground that taunts nearby enemies. As she slowly floats back down, the decoy explodes. And it all looks really awesome.

  • Proton Charge:  With a series of twists and turns, EV2 transforms into a turret, firing a devastating beam at enemies.


Canisters

Her weapons. Canisters correlate to a different weapon from another hero:  Sword, Bow, Tome, Polearm and Staff. EV2 inserts the canister into the Integrated Arm Cannon, changing both her primary and secondary attack. Each canister has a different firing pattern:


  • Sword Canister

    • Very short-range shotgun bursts

  • Bow Canister

    • Single target – high damage – long range

  • Polearm Canister

    • Spread shots – medium range

  • Staff Canister

    • Burst fire – long range

  • Tome Canister

    • Explode on impact – small AoE


Some say there are Legendary canisters that have unique firing patterns and effects...

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I love how the enemies die from her towers and abilities! 

[[11066,hashtags]]!


But....what happened to the Torpedo Defense shown in the last Dev Stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9hSdQABrCg   30 Min into the stream? I was excited for that one!

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But i just have to ask one thing is her tower 4 weapon thing can you use it right off the bat in the Tavern so we can test the dmg it will do if we get charges for the weapon

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Well she looks all sorts of broken. I approve.

Anyway one thing would be nice to clarify now.

She's coming out next week, yet wasn't PS4 supposed to be caught up to PC by June?

So confused.

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@SpiderDanX quote:

I love how the enemies die from her towers and abilities! 

[[11066,hashtags]]!


But....what happened to the Torpedo Defense shown in the last Dev Stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9hSdQABrCg   30 Min into the stream? I was excited for that one!

It looks as though the torpedo thing has been integrated into the reflect beam... Which is odd, since the first thing we see in the video is a non reflecting, radically different node design for the torpedo (akin to its dev stream reveal)

It could just be that the initial animation clip was made before a torpedo -> reflect beam change... Or perhaps EV can equip a sphere that removes the reflecting properties of the sphere (in exchange for something else no doubt). That's all purely speculation however...

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@KnowsNoLimits quote:

Well she looks all sorts of broken. I approve.

Anyway one thing would be nice to clarify now.

She's coming out next week, yet wasn't PS4 supposed to be caught up to PC by June?

So confused.

Hey, Knows! Here's our tentative roadmap for PS4. (Subject and likely to change, of course.)

  • Early June:

    • Calling All Heroes + Unholy Catacombs update release

  • June:  

    • Series EV2 + the next Mid-Milestone update release

    • At this point, it’s our goal to be caught up!

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I was concerned that ps4 wouldn't get any of this content that PC is getting but after reading some comments I know that you guys are trying to keep up. Thanks you! Can't wait to see how DD2 turns out in the end :)


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So you merged Walls, Reflection Beam and Toropedos all in one defense? Can be quite messy and unbalanced IMO.

Buff Beam... doesn't it end up with another Boost Aura syndrome?

But the animations and dissolve effects are amazing.

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@KnowsNoLimits quote:

Well she looks all sorts of broken. I approve.

Anyway one thing would be nice to clarify now.

She's coming out next week, yet wasn't PS4 supposed to be caught up to PC by June?

So confused.

This would mean no new content for pc for one and a half months...i would be positively surprised if you really do that

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Ah, i see i oversaw the second mid milestone release...this makes it more realistic. So then, lets sit back and wait for July to come, i guess.

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Well.... what i feared seem to be the reality from next week and onwards :(
[[11073,hashtags]] :/

Let us all just hope they are at least changed somewhat compared to DD1....

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Lord_Das is correct: the torpedos have been merged with the reflect walls.  I think it's stupid.

I would like there to be a skill sphere that would change it back, but odds are it won't happen.

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Great new hero,

but Why do Emoji_Witherbeast.png get stuck on corners in unholy catacombs?

Maybe someone dropped some pet food there? like a delicious cake?

WHY ARE YOU NOT SHARING BEAST?!?

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That video made me super excited for EV. However I am even more excited at the video presentation! That was an awesome trailer, good job!!!!

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@hehning quote:

How many Defender Medals will it cost to unlock her?core_forum_Icon.png

  The same as the abyss lord, 12,000 Defender medals to start with and 10,000 later on Emoji_Squire.png

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