The ULTIMATE collectible tactics game. Competitive head-to-head turn-based battles at its best!
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Release Date: Aug 23, 2016

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February 2


Balance Changes
We are making balance changes to two cards: Entropic Gaze and Grandmaster Variax.

Prismatic versions of these cards are disenchantable for full spirit value for approximately 1 week after the change.

Entropic Gaze – Damage dealt reduced from 4 to 2.

Magmar games are ending slightly faster than we’d like due to how easily they can win with cards from their action bar. We’re reducing Entropic Gaze’s damage to shift its focus towards decks that care about players drawing cards, instead of it being used primarily as just another finisher.

Grandmaster Variax – Cost increased from 7 to 8. Stats increased from 7/7 to 8/8.

While we love that Grandmaster Variax has a significant (and AWESOME) impact when summoned, the combination of early mana spring tiles and Darkfire Sacrifices are allowing her to take over games too consistently in the early turns. We are shifting the Grandmaster up to an 8-cost minion so that she can continue to crush games, just a little less early and a little less often.
Monthly Quest – Common Crate Key

For the duration of February, we are adding a one-time monthly quest (complete 15 quests) that rewards 1 Common Crate Key.
New Boss Battles Arriving Soon

We’re loading up even more bosses for you to battle. Expect to see some familiar faces, with colorful twists, in the coming weeks.
Bug Fixes and Minor Changes
  • Added a “pending” icon for completed matches where post-game results have not been processed by the server. Matches that “hit a snag” should no longer show up as losses by default on your match history, but will instead show “pending” until the server processes the match results.
Upcoming / Roadmap
  • Continuous Draft / Rainbow Deck mode (as previewed in last patch notes).
  • Card Expansions for 2017 – so many new cards!
  • Duelyst for Android and iOS.
  • Duelyst for console.
  • Localization, translation, and international release.
Don’t Forget Your Free Keys!
If you haven’t already, you can claim free Common Crate Keys for following Duelyst on Social Media.

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January 18


We expect Patch 1.79 to be released on Jan 18th/19th 2017.

Boss Battles

Over the next few weeks we will be testing out a brand new feature we’re very excited about: Limited Time Boss Battles

We’re super excited. Here’s how it all works:
  • During select time periods a special boss event will become available for a limited time (we are planning for the first 2 to be available for a week starting on a Monday and ending on Sunday).
  • You will see a callout for the Boss Battle in the main menu.
  • Each Boss is a unique AI controlled opponent with a unique deck and starting board state.
  • Defeating the Boss in battle will earn you 1 Free Spirit Orb and a unique Boss Crate.
  • The Boss crate costs $4.99 to unlock and contains:
    • 1 Common Chest Key
    • 1 Gauntlet Ticket
    • 3 Shim’zar Spirit Orbs
    • 1 Random Legendary Card
  • The Boss crate expires 48 hours after you have earned it.
We will be testing out 2 Boss Battles over the next few weeks to gather feedback so make sure to check-in next week. We’re excited to hear what you think!
Free Card of The Day is replacing The Daily Challenge

We putting The Daily Challenge on a break and replacing it with a Free Common Card of the Day. You can claim one random common craftable card every 24 hours in place of the 5 Gold reward that the challenges offered.

We know there are a lot of challenge lovers out there so we want to regroup and explore a better vehicle to deliver challenges for those players that love that game mode.

Monthly Cards
In 2017 we’re going to take a step away from adding Monthly Cards to each season on a regular basis and instead we want to focus on bigger expansions and seasonal special events.

There are 3 main reasons:
  • The Core set was continuously getting more expensive and was starting to have too much rarity creep.
  • We could only effectively do Neutrals.
  • It puts a lot of community focus on only a small set of four cards, pressuring us to print universally viable neutral cards instead of cards that make great sense as part of a cohesive expansion theme.
The Season Reward Crate will still contain 1 card for each division you’ve achieved at the same rarity as before.
Match History Maintenance Note
As part of some housekeeping in 2017, during the rollout of this patch, we will be wiping old match history on your profile page. In the near future we will do our best to re-import the old match history from 2016 into the new system.
Sneak Peak: Continuous Draft Mode
We don’t often preview things here at Counterplay Games, but we’re going to make a dangerous exception and tease a new limited time game mode we plan to release in the near future: a Continuous Draft Mode.

In this mode, you will pick a General, receive a fairly basic starting deck, and improve your deck over time by leveling up.

But there are a number of twists including something special: in this mode you can build cross faction decks.

That’s all we’re going to reveal for right now, but feel free to start dreaming up zany cross faction combos you can build.
2017 Roadmap
We’re continuing to put most of our effort into 3 major areas:
* Mobile and Console development.
* Localization and worldwide release.
* Card Expansions, Boss Events, and new Game Modes.
Don’t forget your free Keys!
If you haven’t already, you can claim free Common Crate Keys for following Duelyst on Social Media

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“The content, cards, and gameplay is all rock solid here. Absolutely enjoying my time spent with Duelyst.”
100 – Gaming Age

“A gorgeous tactics card game that's simple to pick up but has significant depth.”
84 – PC Gamer

“Duelyst is my favorite new card game. Reinvigorated my excitement for digital card games.”
84 – PC Gamer

About This Game

DUELYST is the ultimate collectible tactics game.

Head-to-head matches last between five and ten minutes, and focus on thoughtful decision-making and strategic positioning. Players are rewarded with new battle units every monthly season.

Assemble your battle deck from over 400 cards across 6 unique Factions and test your mettle against other players online in ranked season ladder and draft mode tournaments.

Key Features

  • Infinite Depth: With a tactical battlefield, positioning of your units truly matters. And with over 400 battle units, no battle will ever be the same!
  • Lightning-Fast Matches: Online matches last from five to ten minutes. Get your competitive fix anytime during the day!
  • Competitive: Play against players of equal skill on the monthly Season Ranked Ladder. Or compete in the Gauntlet Draft Mode, where the longer you last, the better the rewards!
  • Immersive Lore: Expansive codex and history spanning 30,000 years to uncover the mysteries of the denizens of Mythron. Jump down the rabbit hole!

Competitive head-to-head turn-based battles at its best!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.1+ Compliant
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 720p, 16:9 recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 600 series with 2GB memory or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.1+ Compliant
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 720p, 16:9 recommended
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