This week in Vainglory News, we have the Update Notes for version 2.8, Horus Idris, and an Autumn Season skin giveaway.
Update 2.8 Patch Notes
The official Update Notes for patch 2.8 are out! This update features a ton of great new skins, two new items, and all the balance changes coming up. Be sure to read them to give yourself an edge in the new update.
Healing Flask is a replacement for potions. This update is all about bringing “explosive” gameplay throughout the map. To accomplish this, healing from items like Barbed Needle is reduced. Also changed is Halcyon Potions, and by changed, I mean removed and replaced by Healing Flask.
- Activate: Block 115-500 damage (based on hero level) and recover 30% health and energy over the next 5 seconds. (120 second cooldown)
- Sells for 0 gold, can be repurchased for 300 gold
- Automatically in inventory upon start of Standard matches
Are you tired of running out of energy on your weapon power Hero? Well, you no longer have to sacrifice weapon damage for cooldown. With the new Spellsword item, you can get both in one.
- Passive: Basic attacks grant you 3 energy (9 on heroes)
- Builds out of Six Sins and Chronograph
- 90 Weapon Power
- 35% Cooldown Speed
- 2.5 Energy Recharge
- Purchase for 2600 gold; sells for 1300
Epic Horus Idris
The latest Epic Idris skin, Horus Idris, released in update 2.8. The Pharaoh-themed skin contains model and animation changes. The Alternate Fate lore sees Idris trying his best to help his people face the forces of the Churn and seek the help of Ra.
autumn skin giveaways
To celebrate the coming of Autumn, SEMC is hosting a skin giveaway. There are three different categories to participate in; each test different areas. The first one challenges your poetry skills. On September 4th, write a poem about why you want the ‘Vaquero’ Ringo skin. On September 5th, write a two paragraph alternate lore for Glaive. For the final day, show off your most impressive Idris play. The 10 best entries from each category will receive that hero’s upcoming skin. Despite the dates, you’re still able to enter, but act quick!
Thank you for reading this week’s Vainglory News Roundup on Broken Myth, and be sure to come back next week for more news on the Halcyon Fold!