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Early Access Patch 017 - Mar. 19, 2019

This patch makes additional fixes and balance changes based on your feedback, as we set our sights on our next Major Update, coming in May.

Weapons & Powers[]

  • Eternal Spear: Spin Attack recovery can be dash-canceled.
  • Shield of Chaos: increased speed of Special throw.
  • Adamant Rail: increased speed of Special bombard.

Boons & Upgrades[]

  • Pressure Points (Artemis): reduced critical chance.
  • Deadly Flourish (Artemis): normalized base power level.
  • Deadly Reversal (Artemis): normalized base power level.
  • Barbs of the Master Huntress (Artemis): increased range.
  • Charm of the Lovely Goddess (Aphrodite): increased charm duration; now pierces multiple foes.

Daedalus Hammer[]

  • Quick Spin (Spear): now also improves Spin Attack recovery time.
  • Massive Spin (Spear): now also increases Spin Attack damage.
  • Exploding Launcher (Spear): increased damage bonus.
  • Vicious Skewer (Spear): reduced damage bonus.
  • Dread Flight (Shield): increased speed in proportion to faster base version.

Foes & Encounters[]

  • Wave-Maker: reduced range
  • Burn-Flinger: increased pre-attack duration; slightly reduced encounter rate.
  • Bone-Hydra: head slam attack hits through pillars.

Art & Visual FX[]

  • Thanatos has a new entrance animation.
  • Some foes' on-hit animations were not playing consistently.


  • Wrath can no longer be used upon vanquishing a boss.
  • Lava in Asphodel can no longer cause critical damage.
  • Updated menu strings in some languages.
  • Minor text changes.

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed an issue where Fated Authority (Mirror) could be used during Perfect Clear challenges.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bone-Hydra sometimes spawned more heads than expected.
  • Fixed a rare issue where Slothful (Chaos) curses could break the Asphodel 'river crossing' encounter.
  • Fixed a rare issue causing chamber reward previews not to appear in Asphodel.
  • Fixed a rare audio issue with Fated Authority (Mirror).
  • Fixed an issue causing the visual effect of War-God's Thirst (Ares) to clear when catching the Shield.
  • Fixes to minor collision issues in some chambers.
  • Fixes to minor voiceover issues.

Quote of the Patch[]

'Dark-colour'd queens, whose glittering eyes are bright with dreadful, radiant, life-destroying light.'

~ The Hymns of Orpheus - "To the Furies" (T. Taylor translation)