Arena of Valor (AoV) - January 16th Update / Patch News

Arena of Valor (AoV) is rolling out a slew of new updates and optimizations in its January 2018 patch. There were also hero changes on the Taiwan server, though there is no information on if/when the same changes will be made to other servers.

Update: Arena of Valor posted at roughly 3:30 AM Pacific Time that hero changes to the Europe and North/South America servers will mirror that of Taiwan. There is still no news about the SEA server.

January Patch Coming Soon

Arena of Valor announced an upcoming patch with the following video:

There was also an announcement from Arena of Valor Taiwan with news of changes to heroes and items. It is not yet known if the changes made to the Taiwan server will apply to other servers, either in this patch or a future patch.

Game Interface Update

The following was announced in the video:

  • Arena of Valor optimized for full screen display on iPhone X and widescreen Android
    • Player avatars will be placed on the left and right sides of the screen, and can be used for targeting
  • Daily gold cap changed to weekly gold cap, to accommodate players who primarily play on the weekends
  • Weekly Reward added for players who often miss daily rewards
  • Equipping a skin now grants +10% bonus gold. Skin rarity does not affect the gold bonus.
  • Profile images now can be decorated with special frames
  • Optimized the art of Antaris Battlefield’s light effects, making it look more realistic. Other effects added to the terrain.
  • Ranked Match UI updated
  • Events page more visually appealing. Details presented “in a more intuitive manner.”

Taiwan Server Updates

The following are changes made in the Taiwan Server. These changes may apply to other servers in the upcoming patch or in a future patch.

Image Gallery

An image gallery has been added to allow you to select and view favorite screenshots.

Jungling Update

Seagle

  • This is the bird flying over the river in the center of the battlefield. This bird no longer recovers its HP while in combat. When you leave the battle without killing the beast, it will start to recover.

Spirit Sentinel

  • The effect of the Buff received after defeating Spirit Sentinel has changed:

Life Force: recover HP by 35 per second and increase movement speed by 30 for 60 seconds. Effective when the Life Force effect still exists. 

Life Force: Recover HP by 2% per second and increase movement speed by 60 for 60 seconds. Valid when not in combat.

Weapons and Items Update

Soulreaver

  • Hunter’s Reverie (Normal attacks also deal 6% of current HP as magic damage) removed.
  • Cooldown speed +10% added.

Hero Update

Mganga

  • Detonation
    Ability Damage: 140/170/200 (+0.65 AP) →120/180/240 (+0.65 AP)
    50% per stack adjusted to 120/180/240 (+0.32 AP)

Fennik

  • Thief’s Mark 
    Ability Damage: 160/180/200/200/220/240/260 (+0.5 AD) → 160/200/240/280/320/360 (+0.5 AD)
    Cool Down: 12 / 11.2 / 10.4 / 9.6 / 8.8 / 8 → 11 / 10.2 / 9.4 / 8.6 / 7.8 / 7 seconds
  • Note, courtesy of Reddit user Zeitzbach: This is a smaller buff than it appears, because Fennik’s first ability’s damage currently only scales based on level, and not based on ranking up the ability. Here are the actual changes, based on leveling up Thief’s Mark at levels 1/3/5/7/9/11: 160/175/190/205/220/235/250/265/280/295/310/325/340/355/370 → 160/160/200/200/240/240/280/280/320/320/360/360/360/360/360

Kahlii

  • Changed Title and Story 
  • Eternal Blame
    Movement Speed reduction: 15% → 10%
  • Incorporeal
    Ability Power increase: 20/25/30/35/40/45% → 70/110/150/190/230/270
  • Grievance
    Cooldown: 36 seconds / 30 seconds / 24 seconds → 30 seconds

Arena of Valor IgnisIgnis

  • Holy Embers
    900/1200/1500 (+1.2 Ability Power) → 800/1050 / 1300 (+1.1 Ability Power)

Arena of Valor PreytaPreyta

  • Plague Specter
    Ability Damage: 320/420/520/620/720/820 (+0.55 Ability Power) → 360/450/540/630/720/810 (+0.55 Ability Power)

Arena of Valor JINNARJinnar

  • Nirvana
    Revised ability description.

january 10 taiwan server updateMoren

  • Tactical Maneuver
    Maximum number of stacks: 10 → 7
    Consumption of mana: 40 → 35

ArenaSuperman

  • Speeding Bullet
    50 seconds / 45 seconds / 40 seconds → 60 seconds / 55 seconds / 50 seconds

Arena of Valor KrixiKrixi

  • Nature’s Wrath
    Cooldown: 14.5 seconds / 13.3 seconds / 12.1 seconds / 10.9 seconds / 9.7 seconds / 8.5 seconds → 13 seconds / 12 seconds / 11 seconds / 10 seconds / 9 seconds / 8 seconds

Arena of Valor KriknakKriknak

  • Drone Drop
    Ability Damage: 350/500/650 (+1.56 AD) → 400/600/800 (+1.6 AD)

january 10 taiwan server updateWonder Woman

  • Amazon Shield
    5 (level x 5) (+ 0.1 AD) → 10 (level x 7) (+ 0.1 AD)

heroes-list-slimzSlimz

  • Savage Potion
    Movement speed: 20% / 25% / 30% → 20% / 20% / 20%

Arena of Valor LindisLindis

  • Lunar Champion
    Ability Damage: 160/240/320 (+ 100% AD) → 220/300/380 (+ 100% AD)
  • Violet, Yorn, Lumburr, Lubu, and Chaugnar now have different titles.

Other Updates

Audio and other minor bug problems have been fixed.

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Busch

why do they nerf kahlii so bad 🙁 .
she’s already underrated hero