Grim Dawn – New Legendary Items and Class Updates Arrive

Oct
06

Grim Dawn – New Legendary Items and Class Updates Arrive

Crate Entertainment has just updated Grim Dawn with the latest patch that includes a large number of new Legendary items, skill updates for classes, and numerous balances and fixes to improve the experience.

This is a short, highlighted list of some of the updates:

[Major New Features]

  • The Loot Hunt Continues: Added 28 Legendary items distributed among 7 new 4-piece sets. These items drop both in the base game and in the Crucible.
  • Revised bonuses on all high level Epic item sets, 91 items in all. These items should now be more versatile for endgame purposes.

[Tech]

  • Fixed issues when trying to join LAN games, including LAN games with more than 2 players.

  • Fixed some instances that would result in a crash/freeze on exit.

  • Character sheet now properly shows that life leech resist is not reduced.

  • Fixed Crucible Leaderboard sorting by score.

[Game]

  • Reduced Hero, Boss and Nemesis resistance to taunt effects, such as from certain Pet abilities.

  • The Black Legion quartermaster now sells level 55 Accessories at Honored, rather than level 40. This is not retroactive for accessories already purchased.

[Itemization]

  • Revised stats and set bonuses on all level 55+ Epic item sets, as well as non Empowered versions of those sets in certain cases

  • Improved the drop rate of Monster Infrequents from Cronley’s Gang Champions

There’s a long list especially under Itemization for adjusted states on many many items.

[Class & Skills]

  • Adjusted threat generation on the Hellhound and Briarthorn pets.

[Class & Skills]

  • Adjusted threat generation on the Hellhound and Briarthorn pets.

Devotion

  • Elemental Seeker: reduced cooldown to 1.2s, increased damage of the Seeker’s aura and increased its radius to 3.5

  • Light of Empyrion: reduced cooldown to 2.5s

Soldier

  • Counter Strike: increased activation chance by 5%, increased Radius to 4.0, slightly increased Physical and Bleed damage scaling with rank

  • Rending Force: added 25% Crit damage by rank 12, 35% by max ultimate rank

Demolitionist

  • Blackwater Cocktail: slightly increased Fire and Burn damage scaling with rank

  • Demon Fire: increased Chaos damage scaling with rank

  • High Potency: increased the Damage Modifier to 150%

  • Canister Bomb: increased Fire and Burn damage scaling with rank

  • Improved Casing: increased % Fire and Pierce bonuses and added % Burn damage bonus. Significantly increased Internal Trauma scaling with rank.

  • Skyfire Grenado: increased Lightning and Electrocute damage scaling with rank

  • Ulzuin’s Chosen: increased chance of Cooldown Reduction to 30% by rank 10, 40% by max ultimate rank

Occultist

  • Wasting: increased Vitality damage and % Bleed damage scaling with rank

  • Black Death: increased Poison damage, % Vitality damage and % Bleed damage scaling with rank

  • Summon Familiar: increased Electrocute damage dealt

  • Lightning Strike: increased Radius to 3. The Familiar now casts Lightning Strike more frequently.

Nightblade

  • Amarasta’s Blade Burst: weapon requirements removed.

  • Nidalla’s Justifiable Ends: increased Cooldown Reduction to -1.2 by rank 12, -1.5 by max ultimate rank

Arcanist

  • Aether Ray: increased Fire and Aether damage scaling with rank. Slightly increased turn rate.

  • Disintegration: increased Vitality damage, % Crit damage, % Aether and % Fire damage scaling with rank

  • Elemental Balance: increased % Burn, % Frostburn and % Electrocute damage

  • Manifestation: the % Elemental damage penalty for players and the % Elemental damage bonus for pets have been removed

Shaman

  • Devouring Swarm: slightly increased Bleed and Vitality damage scaling with rank

  • Grasping Vines: increased Physical and Bleed damage scaling with rank

  • Entangling Vines: increased Leech damage scaling with rank

 

The reception on the official Grim Dawn forums seems to be largely positive with a few cries here and there about nerfs to some players builds. Excited for the patch? I look forward to trying out some new builds after reading this myself! 🙂

To read the full patch notes, head over to the post on the official Grim Dawn website here. I’ll have more Grim Dawn gameplay coming soon on my YouTube channel. And also keep an eye open here on GamePlayPlus.com for more Grim Dawn and ARPG news!

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