AFK Journey – Patch 1.0.11 undocumented buffs and nerfs

The 1.0.11 AFK Journey patch that a few days ago was released on the PTR servers came with a ton of new content and changes to the game. While the patch notes for the update were massive, a few things managed to slip past.

Documented changes

Both Igor’s and Parisa’s changes appeared in the patch notes and while Igor was nerfed, we’re still testing how the change affects Parisa’s performance – the damage of one of her skills was reduced, but how it works was changed (but not enough to make up for it and we think it’s a nerf). As for Igor’s nerf – it is totally understandable because he was obnoxious in PVP on defense.

Igor

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Soul SiphonIgor uses the tombstone he’s on to block the fatal blow damage and jumps onto another tombstone when existing multiple tombstones. He gains Damage Immunity during the skill. And Igor heals for 2% of his max HP when using Ghastly Explosion or Soul Siphon.Igor uses the tombstone he’s on to block the fatal blow damage and jumps onto another tombstone when existing multiple tombstones. He gains Damage Immunity during the skill. And Igor heals for 3% of his max HP when using Ghastly Explosion or Soul Siphon. Each time you cast Soul Siphon after casting it 6 times, the HP loss ratio required to summon a tombstone with Funereal increases by 12%.
Horror StrikeGains a skill attempt with no restrictions for each Soul Siphon casting.Gains one use of the enhanced Ghastly Explosion regardless of Igor’s HP for each Soul Siphon casting.

Parisa

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Flower PowerParisa casts this skill after dealing normal attack damage 3 times. She launches a bunch of flowers that gradually expands toward her target, dealing 260% damage to all enemies along the path. Each enemy hit by flowers restores herself an extra 80 Energy. Every bunch of flowers can recover her Energy up to 3 times.
Level 2 – The flowers deal 265% damage.
Level 3 – The flowers deal 270% damage.
Level 4 – The flowers deal 275% damage.
After every 3 normal attacks, Parisa launches a bouquet of flowers that gradually expands toward her target, dealing 200% damage to all enemies along the path. Each enemy hit by flowers restores herself an extra 70 Energy. Every bouquet of flowers can recover her Energy up to 3 times.
Level 2 – The flowers deal 205% damage.
Level 3 – The flowers deal 210% damage.
Level 4 – The flowers deal 215% damage.

Undocumented changes

Brutus

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Cleaving StrikeBrutus cleaves with all his might to enemies within 3 tiles in front after receiving physical damage 10 times from adjacent enemies, dealing 200% damage plus 12% of the target’s max HP. The total damage cannot exceed 750% of his ATK. Brutus also gains 30% Life Drain. This skill can be triggered once every 5s.Brutus cleaves with all his might to enemies within 1-tile arc in front after receiving physical damage 10 times from adjacent enemies, dealing 200% damage plus 12% of the target’s max HP. The total damage cannot exceed 750% of his ATK. Brutus also gains 30% Life Drain. This skill can be triggered once every 5s.

Brutus’ range got nerfed on the skill, while the numbers remained the same. Still – a lower range means that fewer enemies will be affected by it, which will translate to less damage and less self-healing. Overall, it’s a big nerf.

Vala

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Swift ShiftLevel 2 – In Skyblaster Mode, Vala deals 20% more damage to enemies with a HP ratio higher than 50%.
Level 4 – In Skyblaster Mode, Vala deals 25% more damage to enemies with a HP ratio higher than 50%.
Level 2 – In Skyblaster Mode, Vala deals 40% more damage to enemies with a HP ratio higher than 50%.
Level 4 – In Skyblaster Mode, Vala deals 45% more damage to enemies with a HP ratio higher than 50%.

A decent buff to Vala – now she will deal more damage to enemies that are considered healthy.

Carolina

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Snowball WitcheryLevel 2 – Increases damage to 150%.
Level 3 – Snowballs also inflict frostbite.
Level 2 – Increases damage to 140%.
Level 3 – Increases damage to 150%.

Overall it’s a nerf as Frostbite is a core element of Carolina’s kit and its removal from one of her skills means fewer debuffs added on enemies.

Seth

Skill NameBeforeAfter
Shadow StrikeSeth flashes towards an enemy, dealing 100% damage 3 times, then jumps to deal 150% more damage to the target. Seth becomes invincible and recovers HP equal to 25% of the total damage dealt during this skill. Seth prioritizes selecting the weakest enemy as the target.Seth flashes towards an enemy, dealing 100% damage 3 times, then freezes them briefly and jumps to deal 150% more damage to the target. Seth becomes invincible and recovers HP equal to 25% of the total damage dealt during this skill. Seth prioritizes selecting the weakest enemy as the target.

And another buff albeit a small one – now Seth will have a very small amount of CC available in his kit that will allow him to easier finish his target.

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