Skul: The Hero Slayer has a new patch that adds 33 new Inscriptions, quality of life improvements, and massive changes to the meta.

To celebrate the game is discounted 35% starting today.

Frost Skull

 

<Applies to all skulls>

Skill

  • Reduced before-cast & after-cast delay for all skills

 

<]Frost Skull>

Skill

    [Iceberg]
  • Changed cooldown: 24 sec → 17 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Charge] Changed cooldown: 21 sec → 15 sec
  • Increased damage[Freezing Field]
  • Changed cooldown: 26 sec → 18 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Blade]
  • Changed cooldown: 20 sec → 14 sec

 

<Ancient Frost Skull>

Passive

  • Increased damage dealt to nearby enemies for 5 sec

Skill

    • [Iceberg]

 

  • Changed cooldown: 24 sec → 19 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Charge]
  • Changed cooldown: 21 sec → 17 sec
  • Increased damage[Freezing Field]
  • Changed cooldown: 34 sec → 21 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Blade]
  • Changed cooldown: 20 sec → 16 sec
  • Increased damage

 

<Frozen Soul>

Passive

  • Increased damage dealt to nearby enemies for 5 sec
  • Changed number of hit for ‘Glacial Cut’: 1 → 2
  • Increased damage of ‘Glacial Cut’

Skill

    • [Iceberg]

 

  • Changed cooldown: 30 sec → 27 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Charge]
  • Changed cooldown: 21 sec → 19 sec
  • Increased damage[Glacial Blade]
  • Changed cooldown: 20 sec → 18 sec
  • Increased damage

 

Petty Thief

 

<Wanderer>

Skill

    [Backstab]
  • Changed chance of Stun when hit: 30% → 50%

 

<Outlaw>

Skill

    [Backstab]
  • Changed chance of Stun when hit: 30% → 50%

 

Alchemist

 

<Applies to all skulls>

Skill

  • [Liquid Nitrogen Flask] Changed cooldown: 25 sec → 20 sec
  • [Liquid Nitrogen Flask] Increased damage
  • [Neurolepsis Flask] Changed cooldown: 27 sec → 22 sec
  • [Neurolepsis Flask] Increased damage

 

Rock Star

 

<Applies to all skulls>

Skill

  • [Climax] Changed cooldown: 20 sec → 14 sec

 

Minotaurus

 

<Applies to all skulls>

Skill

  • [Bludgeon] Changed cooldown: 24 sec → 19 sec

 

Clown

 

<Pierrot>

Skill

    • [Peek-A-Boo Knives]

 

  • Changed cooldown: 21 sec → 17 sec

 

<Joker>

Skill

    • [Peek-A-Boo Knives]

 

  • Changed cooldown: 21 sec → 17 sec

 

Prisoner

 

<The King>

Skill

  • [Wolf Trap]
  • Changed cooldown: 25 sec → 20 sec

 

Archlich

 

<Applies to all skulls>

 

  • Skill
  • [Deathly Chill] Changed cooldown: 25 sec → 18 sec

 

Items

We think Common items regarding Status Effect had a lower value than we thought. Instead of changing the probability of these items, we added abilities that could help clearing the early stages of the game.

Toxic Pendant

  • Added the effect: Physical Attack is increased by 20%.

Broken Dagger

  • Added the effect: Attack Speed is increased by 15%.

Manatech Cogwheel

  • Added the effect: Magic Attack is increased by 20%.

Abandoned Wedding Ring

  • Added the effect: Cooldown Speed is increased by 25%.

Old Cross

  • Added the effect: Crit Rate is increased by 5%.

Bone of Swiftness

  • Additional damage is applied on Dash Attack as well

Mana Gauntlets

  • Additional damage is applied on Dash Attack as well

Warrior’s Steel Mace

  • Screen Shake effect is added when additional damage is dealt

 

Inscriptions

We overestimated the Inscription’s combination flexibility and changed effect. In result the ceiling of growth got lower, and in the end stages inscriptions weren’t as effective as before. We looked into the overall value of Inscriptions and the difficulty of enemies, and boosted up the overall effects of Inscriptions.
By this measure, we made the upper-limit for growth similar to before.

Heirloom

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 20% → 45%

Antique

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage reduce rate: 35% → 45%

Arms

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Physical Attack increase rate: 35% → 45%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack
  • Effect with 6 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack

Artifact

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Magic Attack increase rate: 35% → 45%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack
  • Effect with 6 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack

Fairy Tale

  • Effect with 3 Inscriptions – Change in Spirit attack Cooldown Speed increase rate per 1 Spirit: 20% → 25%
  • Effect with 5 Inscriptions – Increase in attack of the Spirit King

Relic

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack

Hidden Blade

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 25% → 35%

Fortress

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage reduce rate: 30% → 40%

Spoils

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Physical Attack & Magic Attack increase rate: 30% → 35%

Treasure

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Increased gold found in chests
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increased gold found in chests

Manatech

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in casting speed increase rate: 60% → 100%

Heritage

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Quintessence cooldown speed increase rate: 50% → 65%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 25% → 40%

Courage

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Physical Attack amplified: 15% → 20%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in Physical Attack amplified: 25% → 45%

Wisdom

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Magic Attack amplified: 15% → 20%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in Magic Attack amplified: 25% → 45%

Rapidity

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Attack Speed increase rate: 25% → 30%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 20% → 30%

Mana Cycle

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in skill cooldown speed increase rate: 40% → 50%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 20% → 30%

Mutant

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in swap cooldown speed increase rate: 35% → 45%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 25% → 35%

Misfortune

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Crit Rate: 10% → 15%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in Buff cooldown: 35 sec → 25 sec

Strike

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Crit Damage increase rate: 15% → 20%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increased deadly strike damage

Chase

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in effect duration: 2 sec → 3 sec
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 20% → 30%

Soar

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in Crit Rate: 15% → 20%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 20% → 40%

Execute

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 40% → 60%

Duel

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 1% (Max 10%) → 1.5% (최대 15%)
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: Max 20% → Max 30%

Brawl

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack

Revenge

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in Attack Speed & skill cooldown speed increase rate: 35% → 50%

Poisoning

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – The interval between damage ticks is reduced
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – The interval between damage ticks is reduced

Excessive Bleeding

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 50% → 60%

Arson

  • Effect with 2 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 40% → 50%
  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Increase in damage of Additional Attack

Absolute Zero

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in hits required to end the Freeze: 2 Hit → 3 Hit

Dizziness

  • Effect with 4 Inscriptions – Change in damage amplified: 30% → 50%

 

Quintessence

Medusa

  • Increase in Gaze damage

Naias

  • Increase in Ice Flower explosion damage

 

Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug where in some languages the item Grudge Stone’s type of additional attack damage is printed wrong
  • Fixed a bug where in some languages the item Hate Stone’s buff effect duration is printed wrong
  • Fixed the explanation of the damage type of Skull Balrog’s passive effect which was originally printed as Magic type
  • Fixed a bug where the skull Demolitions Expert’s [Kaboom!] cooldown is not 0 sec
  • Fixed a bug where the skull could move in the state of hibernation when ‘Skeleton-Bomber’ changes to ‘Frost Skull’ after the explosion
  • Fixed a bug where the swap skill Charge Attack of Elder Werewolf and Alpha Werewolf inflicted damage to only 1 enemy
  • Fixed a bug where spear thrown by a paladin landing in a certain location in chapter 4
  • Fixed a bug where an enemy falls from Bleed damage, the item ‘Blood-Drinking Sword’ effect doesn’t increase

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