Update 26: The Old Blood is now out on PC! Here is a summary of the major highlights. For a complete look at the entire update check out the full (60 pages) of notes for this update in the dev post link below!
GRENDEL: Consume in feeding frenzy fashion with our 42nd Warframe! The Leverian reveals all...
MELEE CHANGES PHASE 2: Melee has evolved again with a focus on TECHNIQUE - Stance/Combo reworks, the return of Equipped Melee, and MUCH more.
VAUBAN & EMBER REWORK: Revisited to better accent their themes and offer more ways to play!
KUVA LICHES: Twisted new Kuva spiked foes await - The death of Grineer bathed in crimson fuels an undying thirst for its creator: YOU.
|Dev Post (Full Patch Notes)||https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1136784-update-26-the-old-blood/|
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|New Warframe: Grendel|
Grendel "...aka woreframe, kirbyframe, katamariframe" - @forcen
Grendel is a Warframe themed after the unique abilities on swallowing enemies and Violently puking out a bile soaked enemy from Grendel’s gut with abilities like FEAST and REGURGITATE. Grendel's 4th ability
MELEE Rework Phase 2
In 2018 Digital Extremes introduced changes and reworking the melee combat in Warframe. Phase 2 of the revamps is now out.
There are plethora of changes to melee that is a lot to cover, check out this post for the full details of the revamp. For the sake of this summary here's the bullet points:
There will also be a total of eight time-limited Alerts starting Friday, November 1st @ 2 PM ET until Monday, November 4th @ 2 PM ET:
These will be melee focused alerts with the intention for players to get familiar with the new melee combat systems.
|VAUBAN & EMBER REWORK|
(PLUS Small Titania Improvements)
Both Vauban and Ember got a rework of their abilities.
Vauban now can deploy up to 4 new minelayers (trap) options:
Vauban original 3rd skill "Bastille" and his original 4th skill Vortex has been rolled into 1 skill (his 4th skill). You can now cast either or with the same skill depending on if you hold or tap the skill.
Vauban's 3 has been replaced with a new ability to summon a Orbital Strike (works in-doors) on enemies called PHOTON STRIKE
New Passive: Receive 5% Ability Strength for every enemy within a 50m engulfed in flame (up to a cap).
Note: Heat Status procs now reduce targets' armor to 50% of the original value, with subsequent Heat procs refreshing the duration. Not hot enough for you? Applying the Status proc multiple times also turns up the Heat, dealing more damage per tick as the flames increase.
All her skills got tweaks, but noticeable change is World on Fire is now replaced with INFERNO
Upon casting Inferno, all enemies currently within sight are struck by a fiery comet, lighting each target ablaze in a personal ring of fire. Inferno costs Energy per each target in sight, with the cost capped at 10 targets, at which other enemies are then free.
To Quote the Patch Notes:
|Kuva Lich (Shaodow of Mordor inspired Nemesis System)|
A new Shadow of Mordor-like Nemesis System has been introduced into Warframe
The Kuva Liches begin as underlings and when emerge when they are "killed" in battle the Tenno. Lore-wise they are jacked up on Kuva (Warframe's version of Dune's SPICE ) which makes them immortal. With every death they siphon the traits and abilities of the warframe or gear used to kill them. Your personal Kuva Lich will keep re-emerging getting stronger with more traits and abilities depending on the number of times you face them in battle. They are ultimately un-kill-able unless you figure out which "Requiems" Mods containing kill phrases to permanently finish them off. Your Lich is immortal until you figure out the correct combination of Requiem Mods - the precise order matters, and the only way to glean the order is by seeking ‘Requiem Whispers’ from your Lich’s Thralls and trying them out on you Lich. While active Kuva Lich and his underlings (thralls) will invade missions on planets where they have exerted their influence. Playing in one of these areas can result in Kuva Lich appearing as well as mission rewards becoming stolen withheld (see screenshot below) from the player until the Kuva Lich is defeated. with the right combination and order of Requiem Mods (You get all the loot stolen back)
|Notes: How to Start Kuva Lich:|
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