Arena of Valor patch notes for April 2019 – Taiwan server.
Another wave of rebalancing for Arena of Valor heroes is upon us. These changes are already live on Taiwan servers(25th April). Though it is pure speculation, judging by the former implementations of updates, we will see those on NA/EU servers sometimes within one month.
The newest addition to the roster of Arena of Valor, Capheny (at least on the western market), is already suffering some nerfs, together with Florentino and Teemee, while Amily and Xeniel are receiving some much-needed love.
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• Arena of Valor Xeniel, update/changes
– Skill 1: Divine Protection
Absorption damage 400/520/640/760/880/1000 (+40% of AP) + maximum health (4/5/6/7/8/9%) >>> 450/560/670/780/890/1000 (+40% of AP) + maximum health (4/5/6/7/8/9%)
Magic damage: 400/520/640/760/880/1000 (+40% of AP) + maximum health (4/5/6/7/8/9%) >>> 450/560/670/780/890/1000 (+40% of AP) + maximum health (4/5/6/7/8/9%)
-Skill 2: Malleus
Magic damage: 280/340/400/460/520/580 (+54% of AP) >>> 350/400/450/500/550/600 (+60% of AP)
(Somewhat minor buffs for Xeniel. Not significant enough to change Xeniel’s position on Arena of Valor tier list, but good enough to cheer up dedicated Xeniel-players.)
• Arena of Valor Florentino, update/changes
After Lunge Florentino is no longer immune to crowd control.
-Skill 1: Blossom
Fixed a problem where only one flower appeared.
-Skill 2: Triple Threat
1st Attack base damage: 225/280/335/390/445/500 >>> 175/240/305/370/435/500
2nd Attack base damage: 225/280/335/390/445/500 >>> 175/240/305/370/435/500
3rd Attack base damage: 175/210/245/280/315/350 >>> 150/190/230/270/310/350
(After several nerfs to Florentino, this seem like a decent one. Instead of just downgrading the numbers, devs decided to go with a more substantial change and remove his immunity to control. The main question is just how far down the AoV tier list will Florentino go after this patch.)
• Arena of Valor Amily, update/changes
-Skill 1: Kickblade
HP regen: 125/150/175/200/225/250 (+50% of AD) >>> 8% of maximum health
Cooldown: 60/55/50 seconds>>> 50/45/40 seconds.
(Probably The most important change in this patch is a strong buff to Amily. Both buffs are equally important. Kickblade health-regen swapped the type of scaling to be based on max HP. As a result of this change, creating a build for Amily is a much more streamlined process, with tanky/bruiser type of build being even more effective. Knowing how important the ultimate is for Amily, the second change (shortened cooldown on the ulti) seems to be even more important, allowing Amily to enter fights even more so now.)
• Arena of Valor TeeMee update/changes
-Skill 1: Pooty Poots
Maximum return when hitting an enemy hero: 40% >>> 30% cooldown.
Cooldown: 5 >>> 6 seconds
(TeeMee has seen some good and some amazing days. After recent buffs with addition to Mantle of Ra change, TeeMee prominence skyrocketed again. This seems to make Dev’s glance a second look into this dynamic duo and what they found is the first skill, Pooty Poots, is being cast way too often. This change is an effective way of dealing with such issue and as much as I don’t like nerfs, this one is on the mark.)
• Arena of Valor Capheny update/changes
-Skill 1: Rapid Shot
Rapid Fire damage 35/50/65/80/105/120 (+25% of AD) >>> 40/50/60/70/80/90 (+25% of AD)
Physical damage: 80/140/200 (+25% of AD) >>> 75/130/185 (25% of AD)
Cooldown: 40/35/30 >>> 50/45/40 seconds.
(While Capheny seems overpowered on the paper in practice, she is not that hard to deal with. Though I agree her ultimate is slightly too strong, Capheny overall should have stayed at the same power level. So I don’t agree the nerf to Rapid Fire was called for, however, with such a long streak of changes, patches, and updates where I was completely on-board with Tencent/Timi-studios work, for this one to disagree with, it is no big deal.)
The exact effects of these changes on our Arena of Valor Tier List will be discussed in the days’ patch goes live on NA / EU servers.
Also, I would like to pose a question to you all, do you think Capheny is too strong to be nerfed? What is your experience with her, at least comparing to other marksmen?
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