Wands

Update 1.6.0

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A New Challenger Appears!

Update 1.6.0 marks the arrival of our most requested feature to date – AI opponents!

Or, more accurately, one AI opponent to start. Her name is Machina, and she’s ready to duel when-ever, where-ever. And what’s even better, you’ll still get experience and dust from playing against her.

But beware, her skills and reflexes improve as you gain levels and rating. So when you improve she does too.

Now we’re guessing that there might be a bug here or there that’ll appear once she arrives in The Beyond, and there’s undoubtedly a lot more tuning ahead of us once we get more data and feedback. But for now, play a few matches (or a ton of matches!), and let us know what you think.

The Most Exciting Season Yet!

Season 11 will begin on Friday, August 23 and end on Sunday, September 8. This will be the shortest season yet, so everyone has a chance to compete for a top spot! The winner will get a free Wands T-shirt and a free copy of Wands on any platform of their choice!

1.6.0 Patch Notes:

New Features

  • AI opponent
  • Skill-based matchmaking for competitive duels
  • IK for players on 6DoF platforms
  • Tips and tricks on the Monolith
  • Ticking sound effect during the last 30 seconds of a match

Improved features

  • Haptic feedback for spells is now more accurate and consistent
  • Player’s HUD does not appear until the match begins
  • Players earn relic dust for achievements in every match
  • General optimization and performance improvements

Game balancing

  • Armor of the Sun is now destroyed by damage per second after taking 3 HP worth of damage
  • Armor of the Sun blocks 2/3 of incoming damage instead of 70%
  • Chaos Leap mana cost increased from 20 to 25
  • Disc of Antioch starting bounces reduced from 2 to 1
  • Dragon’s Breath has been reworked to deal damage whenever a flame appears to hit
  • Dragon’s Breath now has a startup cost of 10 mana
  • Flaming Phoenix’s maximum lifespan reduced from 60 seconds to 10
  • Uncharged Magic Missile mana cost increased from 15 to 20
  • Damage per Magic Missile increased from 8 to 12
  • Skull Specter appears instantly when cast
  • Skull Specter damage reduced from 20 to 15

Bug fixes

  • Skull Specter cannot be double cast on the same tile at the same time
  • Disc of Antioch is less likely to pass through Heavenly Dome

Misc

  • Players waiting for a competitive duel no longer appear in the Join Friend menu
  • The survival mini-game has been removed
  • Invite Friend functionality on Oculus platforms has been removed

See you all in The Beyond!

– Cortopia

Announcing the end of Season 10

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Season 10 will come to an end on August 19, 2019!

For Season 10, wielders will be granted the following rewards:

  • The #1 player will receive a Wands hoodie and T-shirt, plus the title “Season 10 Champion”
  • The top 10 will get “Season 10 Master” titles and the Invicta Wand
  • The top 100 will get “Season 10 Veteran” titles

Thanks to everyone who participated … and stay tuned, because some exciting news about Season 11 and the next update are coming soon!!

You can view the Invicta Wand below

Top 10 wielders of Season 9

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Congratulations to the top 10 wielders of Season 9!

  1. The_Vampire_King
  2. micael.audet
  3. Aayld
  4. heetae_son
  5. megaseth
  6. DANY-TANGLE
  7. jido-genshi
  8. NotAnotherSpaceman
  9. Calanar
  10. TigerClaw0

Rewards will be given out when Season 10 starts, on June 17, 2019.

  • The #1 player will earn the coveted ‘Season Champion’ title
  • The top 10 will all earn the Invicta wand, and the ‘Season 9 Master’ title
  • The top 100 will all earn the ‘Season 9 Veteran’ title

You can see the full top 20, as well as point totals and other statistics, at the new online leaderboard, by clicking here or by clicking on the ‘Leaderboard’ tab at the top of this page.

Announcing the end of Season 9

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Season 9 will come to an end on June 10th, 2019!

For Season 9, wielders will be granted the following rewards:

  • The #1 player will get the “Season 9 Champion” title
  • The top 10 will get “Season 9 Master” titles and the Invicta Wand
  • The top 100 will get “Season 9 Veteran” titles

Thanks to everyone who participated!

You can view the Invicta Wand below

Top 10 wielders of Season 8

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With Season 8 in the books, we’d like to congratulate all the top finishers, especially after such a grueling, hard-fought, and record-setting season!!

  1. DANY-TANGLE
  2. The_Vampire_King
  3. Carl4D
  4. heetae_son
  5. micael.audet
  6. Aayld
  7. megaseth
  8. jido-genshi
  9. Natejaymusic
  10. Leginigel

Rewards will be given out when Season 9 starts, on May 1, 2019.

  • The #1 player will earn the coveted ‘Season Champion’ title
  • The top 10 will all earn the Incivta wand, and the ‘Season 8 Master’ title
  • The top 100 will all earn the ‘Season 8 Veteran’ title

You can see the full top 20, as well as point totals and other statistics, at the new online leaderboard, by clicking here or by clicking on the ‘Leaderboard’ tab at the top of this page.

Announcing the end of Season 8

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Season 8 will come to an end on April 26th!

For Season 8, wielders will be granted the following rewards:

  • The #1 player will get the “Season 8 Champion” title
  • The top 10 will get “Season 8 Master” titles and the Invicta Wand
  • The top 100 will get “Season 8 Veteran” titles

Thanks to everyone who participated for making this one of the most competitive and hard-fought seasons ever!

You can view the Invicta Wand below

Top 10 wielders of Season 7

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Announcing the top 10 wielders of season 7.

  • For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards (titles, wand), see the chart in the image below.
  • View the top 10 wielders below.
  • Season 8 will begin 31st December 9am CET

 

 

Announcing the end of Season 7

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Wielder,

Season 7 ends on December 17th and we’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.

For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards, namely:

  • The #1 ranked will get a completely unique title.
  • The top 10 will get their own unique title and the Invictus Wand unlocked.
  • The top 100 will also get their own title.

You can view the Invictus Wand below.

 

Holidays in The Beyond

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With the holidays approaching, we’re celebrating in The Beyond with several events. One for each day, ranging from December 24th all the way to January the 1st.

This is the perfect time to spend some well deserved time in The Beyond.

2018 Holiday Update

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Hello Wielders,

The 2018 Holiday Update is here, and with it we’re adding a number of improvements to Wands!

First off, there are a pair of feedback related changes that are aimed at helping you keep track of how a duel is going during the heat of battle.

Part one is the addition of a HUD (or Heads Up Display) that will show you your health, mana, and spells, at all times during a match. And part two is a persistent health bar over your opponent, so that its easy to tell how close you are to victory.

Second, we’ve added a new control scheme called PRESS to the Go, Daydream, and MiVR platforms. This control scheme allows you to directly cast a spell by pressing the corresponding part of the touchpad. For example, if you have Hail of Death assigned as your right spell, pressing the right part of the touchpad will cast it. It’s as simple as that!

Third, we’ve made some significant improvements to how long it takes for the game to start up. And, while you wait, there’s now much more information about what’s actually being loaded.

You can find a full list of all the changes, including the balance updates and bugfixes, below.

See you in The Beyond!

-Ryan

 

Join us on Discord to share your thoughts on this update, we’d love to hear your feedback.

 

New features

  • In-Game HUD – Your spells, health, and mana are now always visible in the center of your view while in a match.
  • Overhead Opponent Health – The health of your opponent is now always visible above them.
  • New ‘Press’ Control Scheme – Allows you to cast spells directly with the touch-pad (Oculus GO, MiVR and Google). Teleport by trigger hold/release (Oculus GO, MiVR).

Improved features

  • You’ll now get into Wands faster! We reduced the startup time for the game, and we now give you information about what parts of the game are loading while you wait.

Game balancing

  • Mana regen rate increased to 10/s (from 8/s) during normal play, and 15/s (from 12/s) during the final minute
  • Decreased Phoenix’s max damage from 30 to 25, decreased min damage from 15 to 10, added constant splash damage of 10 and decreased damage increase per second from 5 to 3
  • Decreased Chilling Clutch’s fire rate from 5 to 2 per second
  • Reduced Hail of Death’s accuracy from long range; increased its accuracy from short range

Bug fixes

  • Improved the targeting behavior of The Vale’s crystal and addressed an exploit
  • Hail of Death and Blood Bolt can no longer fire two projectiles at once
  • You’re now correctly sent back to the workshop after losing your connection in the lobby or an arena
  • It should now be much less likely for more than 2 players try to connect to the same match
  • Daydream players can no longer prevent the countdown from starting