Backpack Battles 0.9.3 Update Patch Notes Detail Balance Changes and Adjustments

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Backpack Battles 0.9.3 Update Patch Notes Detail Balance Changes and Adjustments

Backpack Battles reveals a host of balance changes, as the breakout game is in early access.


Pyromancer receives another round of nerfs in the latest update for Backpack Battles, however, the developers promise that they will either roll back these nerfs or ships some buffs if players are unhappy with the state of Pyromancer. The Pineapple and Fanfare cooldown has been reduced from 4 seconds to 3.5 second and 5 seconds to 4.5 seconds respecrtivelty. The update also adds one more slot for Pandamonium while reducing the Cold threshold from 20 to 12 f0r Ice Dragon. Meanwhile, the stamina usage for thorn whip has been decreased, while the Damage per Heat for Dancing Dragon has been reduced by 0.5.

Backpack Battles Update Mar 22 0.9.3 Balance Changes

Neutral

  • Pineapple: Cooldown 4s -> 3.5s
  • Fanfare: Cooldown 5s -> 4.5s
  • Pandamonium: Now has one more * slot, damage -3
  • Ice Dragon: Cold threshold 20 -> 12, Block gain 50 -> 35
  • Burning Torch: Damage gain chance 30% -> 25%, damage -1, Heat threshold 15 -> 8
  • Thorn Whip: Stamina usage 2.5 -> 2.4
  • Dancing Dragon: Damage per Heat: 1.0 -> 0.5, Heat / Luck per Magic item: 1 -> 2
  • Sapphire (Weapon): Chances reduced

Pyromancer

  • Fire Pit: Health bonus per Fire item: 5 -> 4
  • Frostbite: Chance to inflict Cold 70% -> 60%
  • Obsidian Dragon: Heat needed for bonus attack 15 -> 22
  • Phoenix: Health per Heat: 7 -> 6
  • Burning Sword: Change to gain Heat 60% -> 50%
  • Draconic Orb: Critical hits 4 ->3, cooldown 2.5s -> 3s
  • Sun Armor: Heal 20 -> 17
  • Flame Whip: Cooldown 2.0s -> 1.7s, stamina usage 2.0 -> 1.7
  • Staff of Fire: +1 damage
  • Molten Dagger: +1 damage
  • Molten Spear: +1 damage
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Berserker

  • Axe / Double Axe: Cooldown 1.9s -> 2.0s
  • (Armored) Courage Puppy: Cooldown 4s -> 3.5s
  • Power Puppy: Cooldown 4s -> 3.5s
  • Armored Power Puppy: Cooldown 3.5s -> 3.0s
  • Badger Rune / Elephant Rune / Hawk Rune: Cost 6g -> 5g
  • Chain Whip: Cooldown 2.5s -> 2.3s, stamina usage: 2.5 -> 2.3
  • Ranger
  • Mega Clover: Bonus sale chance: 6% -> 5%
  • Hedgehog: Spikes 1 -> 2
  • Rat: Chance to inflict Poison 50% -> 70%, chance to inflict Blind 15% -> 10%
  • Yggdrasil Leaf: Heal 5 -> 8
  • Poison Ivy: Poison threshold 19 -> 18, bonus damage 20% -> 25%
  • Belladonna’s Shade: Poison/debuff inflict chance 60% -> 70%
  • Fortuna’s Hope: Luck chance 50% -> 60%
  • Carrot: Luck requirement: 5 -> 4

Staff of Healing gets a +1 Healing buff, while The Fool gets a speed bonus increased from 35% to 40%. On the other hand, Mrs Struggles the cooldown gets decreased from 3seconds. Meanwhile, the developer team reduces the Cauldron cooldown from 4 seconds to 3 seconds. The Strong Mana potion gets Mana changed from 7 to 9.

.Reaper

  • Snake: Cleanse resist chance 5% -> 4%, Cooldown 2s -> 2.2s
  • Nocturnal Lock Lifter: Vampirism 2 -> 3
  • Cauldron: Cooldown 4s -> 3s
  • Strong Mana Potion: Mana 7 -> 9
  • Strong Vampiric Potion: Lifesteal 13% -> 20%
  • Strong Divine Potion: Cleanses 12 -> 13, random buffs 5 -> 7
  • Staff of Unhealing: Heal +1
  • Mrs. Struggles: Cooldown 3.5s -> 3s
  • Miss Fortune: Cooldown 2.5s -> 2s
  • The Fool: Speed bonus 35% -> 40%
  • Ace of Spades / Reverse! / White-Eyes Blue Dragon / Holo Fire Lizard: Cost -1
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Backpack Battles Update Mar 22 0.9.3 Other Changes

The other changes lined up in the Backpack Battles update include many fixes such as the stamina usage can no longer become negative, and also players can make changes to their in-game character wardrobe with their controller. Previously, a controller would no longer work with player wardrobe.

Fixes:

  • Stamina usage can no longer get negative.
  • Strong Mana Potion / Divine Potion now mix colors correctly with other potions.
  • Wardrobe now works with controller.

Other:

  • Tutorial prompts now show controller buttons when played with controller.

Backpack Battles is slated to remain in early access largely for 3 to 6 months; at least that is what the developers have revealed on the Steam page. On the other hand, a majority of content updates are planned to be released for the popular PvE avatars. A series of balance patches are also lined up on the board, as we await more information from the developers regarding the game’s next update. “We plan to continue a weekly content patch cycle, with hotfix patches in between,” revealed the team on the game’s Steam page.


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