Beta 0.7.4

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Beta 0.7.4 is a Game Version of Last Epoch that was released on November 15th 2019.

Beta 0.7.4
Details
Patch Notes: beta-0-7-4-patch-notes
Announcement Post: patch-preview-beta-0-7-4
Release Date: 15 November, 2019

Hotfix 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 0.7.4b is a hotfix that was released on November 20th 2019.

Beta 0.7.4b
Details
Patch Notes: beta-0-7-4b-patch-notes
Release Date: 20 November, 2019

Skills[edit | edit source]

Passives[edit | edit source]

  • Primalists will receive a free passive respec due to Shaman changes.
  • Sentinels will receive a free passive respec to resolve missing passive points due to Aura of Divinity being removed in 0.7.4, as well as new Paladin changes.
  • Lich
    • Added a node that converts all sources of health leech to increased damage at 10 times their value (e.g. 1% of damage leeched as health becomes 10% increased damage).
  • Paladin
  • Shaman
    • Added a node that makes it so that when you kill a frozen enemy, you heal a random totem to full, refresh its duration and give it a permanent damage buff.
    • Added a node that grants health, mana, and a chance to cast Maelstrom when hit.
    • Added a node that gives totems health, armour, and stun immunity.
    • Hail Bringer now gives 10 cold protection (up from 6), and 10% chill chance (up from 6%), and also grants 10% freeze rate multiplier.
    • Heorot's Path now also applies to your minions.
    • Removed the node that increased armour and elemental protection on spell cast.
    • Removed the node that gave increased health, mana, and cooldown recovery speed.
  • Sorcerer
    • Replaced the Mana Armor node with a new node that grants +% base spell damage (doubled if you have over 200 maximum mana).
    • The Insight buff from Arcane Insight now gives 20% increased elemental damage and 20% ward retention per point (from 15% increased spell damage and 15% ward retention).

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Wand Base Types
    • Added Infernal Wands, which requires level 60 and grants similar base spell damage to old Prophecy Wands, but also grants increased cast speed.
    • Prophecy Wands now require level 73 (up from 64) and grant substantially more base spell damage.
    • Existing Prophecy Wands will be converted to Infernal Wands to avoid players from level 64 to 72 being unable to equip their current weapon.
    • Imperial Wands now require level 47 (from 50).
    • All other wands (except Burning Branches) grant slightly more base spell damage.
  • Sceptre Base Types
    • Added Divine Sceptres, which requires level 75 and are substantially more powerful than Moonstone Sceptres.
    • All Sceptres (except Acolyte starting sceptres) now grant more base spell damage.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • The list on the Character Select screen now displays which Mastery Class a character is, rather than always displaying the base class.
  • Moved Nests of the Fallen on the world map to better reflect the layout of zone exits in Yulia’s Haven.

Visuals[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Sound[edit | edit source]

  • Added new sound effects for the Idol of Loathing.
  • Added a new teleport sound effect for Devoured Husks.
  • Updated some more enemy void abilities to use new sounds.
  • Increased the volume of Primeval Dragon roars.
  • Improved Maelstrom’s sound effect for when there are multiple stacks.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug where Shades for all base classes would appear in Realm of the Forgotten, rather than just Shades for your base class. This resulted in there being 5 times as many enemies as intended.
  • Fixed a bug where characters who had entered the Ancient Cavern could not respec from Chronomancer Lerinne in The Council Chambers.
  • Fixed the entrance Time Rift from Ancient Cavern loading to an endless load screen rather than The Precipice. Added a failsafe so that completing Ancient Hunt automatically completes Ancient Path if it was skipped (due to using an old character).
  • Fixed a bug where the “cannot respec” popup for passives would fail to show the class’s name correctly in cases where you had a node with a requirement of at least 20 in the same class that would become inaccessible.
  • Fixed a bug where characters created before 0.7.4 were shown on the ladder. The ladder has been cleared to fix this, however any character that was created in 0.7.4 will be re-added as soon as they complete an Arena wave or level up.
  • Fixed Enchant Weapon’s Conduit node not working.
  • Fixed Enchant Weapon’s Overloaded node causing all elemental attacks over Enchant Weapon’s duration to be free rather than just the first one.
  • Fixed the Primal Wolf’s Leap ability not having a cooldown.
  • Fixed Summon Raptor’s Broken Tooth node causing the Raptor to stop moving if you had Fury Leap’s Pack Leader node.
  • Fixed Reaper Form’s Vile Shroud node not working.
  • Fixed Reaper Form’s Soul Shroud node giving a larger amount of intelligence for each time you entered Reaper Form.
  • Fixed several skill node tooltips having overlapping text.
  • Fixed the Beastmaster’s Writhe node only granting 8 dodge rating per point, rather than 10.
  • Fixed a bug where the Paladin’s Holy Nova node healed for 33% less than Holy Symbol and did not have attunement scaling for its healing.
  • Fixed a bug where the Shaman’s Shattered Heavens node granted 200% increased spell cold damage per point rather than 2 added cold spell damage per point.
  • Fixed Close Call’s Increased Dodge Rating for each hit you have blocked recently not working.
  • Fixed a bug where the increased minion damage over time affix did not function correctly.
  • Fixed being able to leap out of bounds in Ancient Cavern.
  • Fixed a rock blocking the camera in Ancient Cavern.
  • Fixed a camera blocking issue in the Armory near the entrance from The Upper District.
  • Fixed the wave fight in the Armory getting stuck in some situations.
  • Fixed being able to leap out of bounds in Corrupted Lake.
  • Fixed projectiles being blocked in some parts of the Precipice.
  • Fixed the notification for Mastering showing the incorrect class name in some situations.
  • Fixed the hybrid Freeze Rate Multiplier and Cold Protection affix using the old “increased freeze chance” terminology.
  • Fixed Elder Gaspar having a white square icon in some situations.
  • Fixed Increased Chance to Find Potions not displaying in the character sheet (was always 0).
  • Fixed the Necromancer and Lich’s icons being swapped in the Mastery selection window.
  • Fixed a bug where enabling just one type of overhead health bar could actually enable all types of health bars.

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Mastery Class System[edit | edit source]

  • Your Mastery Class is now selected after completing a quest you receive when you first visit The End of Time.
    • Previously, you simply had the option to choose your Mastery Class after investing 25 points into its passives.
    • The quest allows this decision to be a more involved and satisfying process, and to occur at a fixed, earlier part of the campaign.
  • Choosing a Mastery Class now grants access to an exclusive skill and special passives.
    • Necromancer: Summon Wraith. +1 maximum Skeleton. +1 maximum Skeleton Mage. Your minions deal 50% increased damage.
    • Lich: Reaper Form. 1% of damage dealt is leeched as health. Spells and melee attacks deal increased damage equal to your percentage of missing health.
    • Sorcerer: Meteor. +50 mana. Spells deal increased damage equal to their mana cost.
    • Spellblade: Shatter Strike. 5 ward gained on melee hit. Mana spent on melee attacks is converted to ward.
    • Beastmaster: Summon Raptor. +1 Companion summon limit. You and your minions deal 50% increased melee physical damage.
    • Shaman: Storm Totem. -5 totem mana cost. +10 attunement. Your elemental protections are doubled while you control a totem.
    • Druid: Werebear Form. When leaving a transformed state, you gain 70% damage reduction for 2 seconds. 20% increased health and mana.
    • Void Knight: Erasing Strike. 50% increased melee void damage. Your melee attacks and void spells have a 10% chance to be repeated by an echo half a second later (excludes movement abilities).
    • Forge Guard: Forge Strike. 30% more armor and fire protection (multiplicative with other modifiers). 3% less damage taken for each hit you have taken recently (up to 30%).
    • Paladin: Holy Aura. You deal increased fire and physical damage equal to your percent health remaining. 1% increased healing effectiveness per point of attunement.
  • Characters from previous game versions who are not the appropriate mastery will no longer be able to use these exclusive skills. For example, a Beastmaster from version 0.7.3 will no longer be able to use Storm Totem.
  • Characters created before 0.7.4 that have already ascended to a Mastery Class will not need to complete the Mastery quest, and will have the appropriate bonuses.

Time Rifts[edit | edit source]

  • Inside a Time Rift, the Epoch brings you through time to a different era, while remaining in the same physical location.
  • Inside Time Rift zones you will see first-hand the difference that time has made to the land around you, and the creatures that inhabit it.
  • There are currently 6 Time Rift zones throughout the campaign, with plans to add more.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Added a new Primalist skill, Maelstrom, which is unlocked at level 15 in the class and has a specialization tree. Maelstrom deals cold damage in an area around yourself for 8 seconds and can be stacked multiple times.
  • Added a new Sorcerer skill, Disintegrate, which is unlocked at level 15 in the class and has a specialization tree. Disintegrate is a hybrid fire and lightning channeled beam that pierces enemies.
  • Added a new Spellblade skill, Static, which is unlocked at level 30 in the class and has a specialization tree. Static allows you to build up static charges while moving and taking damage, which you can expend to shoot lightning at nearby enemies.
  • Added a specialization tree for Enchant Weapon.
  • Added a specialization tree for Judgement.
  • Added a specialization tree for Manifest Armour.
  • Removed the Sorcerer’s Innervate skill.
  • Increased the freeze rate multiplier granted by many nodes
  • You can now use Companion Abilities when at your Companion Limit even if you are not at the summon limit of that specific minion.
  • Increased Summon Bear’s Roar and Werebear Form Roar area of effect by 40%.
  • Avalanche
    • Precision now adds +2 to Avalanche’s mana drain, or +2 mana cost if Avalanche is not a channeled skill.
    • Naturally Occuring now increases mana efficiency by 10% per point (down from 15%).
    • Unyielding Storm now increases duration by 15% per point (down from 20%).
    • Harsh Winter now increases damage by 10% per point (down from 25%).
    • Grounding now increases damage by 15% per point while you have an active totem (down from 30%).
    • Storm Slide now adds 10 base lightning damage to boulders within range of a Storm Totem (down from 20).
    • Storm Front now causes boulders to drop 5% more frequently per point (down from 10%).
    • Mountain’s Fury now increases the area of effect for each boulder by 15% (down from 25%).
    • Frosted Front now increases the duration of Frozen Ground by 40% per point (up from 20%).
    • Explosive Impact now causes boulders to fall in a 25% larger area and grants each boulder 25% increases area of effect (up from 15% for each).
    • Adjusted node positions and requirements. Existing characters that are specialized in Avalanche will receive a free respec.
  • Black Hole
    • Reduced cooldown to 14 seconds (from 16 seconds).
    • Now requires Sorcerer level 30 (up from 15).
  • Focus
    • Damage now scales with intelligence once you have taken nodes that give it a way to deal damage.
  • Forge Strike
    • Added melee damage now applies at 200% effectiveness (up from 150%).
  • Frenzy Totem
    • Now unlocked at level 15 in Beastmaster, rather than level 15 in Primalist (replaced by Maelstrom).
  • Holy Aura has been one of the strongest Sentinel skills and often drew other masteries into Paladin just for it. It is now exclusive to Paladin, but we wanted to rework the skill regardless.
    • Passive effect is now: Grants 30% increased damage and +60 elemental protection.
    • Concentration increases Holy Aura’s active duration by 50% rather than doubling its effectiveness.
    • Concentration’s added cooldown has been reduced to 5 seconds (from 10).
    • Faith now grants 3 ward per second per point, rather than 1 per point on melee hit.
    • Faith’s Reward now grants 400 ward to all affected allies, rather than removing ward decay during Holy Aura’s active effect.
    • Fanaticism now only grants increased melee attack speed, rather than increased attack and cast speed.
    • Reduced Flame Burst’s damage by 40%, but it now scales with Attunement, Spell Damage and Fire Damage.
    • Flame Burst now requires 8 points while passive and 4 hits while active to trigger.
    • Flame Burst no longer has extra damage for you getting the last hit.
    • Inspiration now grants a 1% chance per point to gain the Inspiration buff when you are hit, which increases cooldown recovery speed by 20%. Previously the amount of cooldown recovery speed changed with points spent.
    • Punishment now applies the Slow ailment to enemies rather than directly reducing their movement speed.
    • Redemption now grants increased healing effectiveness rather than flat health regeneration.
    • Swiftness now grants 20 dodge rating per point, rather than 15% increased dodge chance per point.
    • Time Strike now grants 10% increased crit chance per point (from 2% reduced movement speed and 1% base critical strike chance per point).
    • Removed Fleet-Footed and Focused Fervor
    • Added Burning Blows, which grants 10% increased fire damage per point.
    • Added Determination, which grants 10% increased physical damage per point.
    • Added Strength From Afar, which grants 12% increased throwing attack damage and stun chance with throwing attacks.
    • Added Expedite, which grants 4% increased throwing attack speed per point and a 4% chance per point to gain Haste for 1 second on hit.
    • Reworked node requirements and connections.
    • Characters who are specialized in Holy Aura will receive a free respec.
  • Judgement
    • Now costs 45 mana (up from 40).
    • Damage over time is now increased by your healing effectiveness and well as increased damage over time (muiltiplicative with other modifiers).
    • Doubled the base value for damage over time.
  • Ring of Shields
    • Now gains 5 base health per player level and point of attunement (down from 10).
  • Spriggan Form
    • Ice Thorns cast from Root Walls now benefit from your Ice Thorns specialization tree.
    • Reduced Permafrost’s chance to cast Ice Thorns per point from 5% to 4%, and reduced the max points from 4 to 3. This has been changed because each cast of Ice Thorns is more powerful now.
  • Static Orb
    • Doubled projectile damage.
    • Increased base damage of explosion by 20%.
    • Mana cost increased to 18 (from 15).
  • Summon Sabertooth
    • Fixed a bug where it had 750 base health, rather than the intended 200.
    • New base health is 240.
    • Health gained per player level is now 12 (from 10).
    • Health gained per point of strength is now 12 (from 10).
    • Increased damage by 25%.
  • Summon Scorpion
    • Increased base movement speed by 18%.
    • Halved the cast duration for Poison Lob.
  • Summon Skeleton Mage
    • Removed one of the nodes that grants you an additional Skeleton Mage. This is to account for the Necromancer’s Mastery bonus.
    • Added a new node that grants ward per second and crit avoidance to your Skeleton Mages.
    • Adjusted node connections.
    • Characters who are specialized in Summon Skeleton Mage will receive a free respec.
  • Tempest Strike
    • Nodes that disable one of the proc spells now increase the chance to proc the other spells by 8% (up from 5%).
    • Earthquake now increases Earth Sprikes’ area by 50% per point (up from 25% per point)
    • Adjusted node positions and requirements. Existing characters that are specialized in Tempest Strike will receive a free respec.
  • Werebear Form
    • The node that causes you to cast Ice Thorns on transform no longer roots you for 2.1 seconds. It now freezes you for 1 second, during which you are invulnerable.

Node Tooltips[edit | edit source]

  • We have created a new design for node tooltips to better fit our new UI design, and to improve how well they convey information at a glance.
  • New tooltips contain two sections: A detailed explanation of the node’s effect, and a list of each stat that is added, with icons for each type of stat.
  • New tooltips have been implemented for all Acolyte and Mage skills, including their masteries (except for Fire Shield and Ice Ward, which will be replaced).
  • The new design will be brought to other classes and the Passives window in future updates. In the meantime, these areas use the updated visual style but still use the old style of text.
  • See an example of the new design here: [Overhauling Tooltips to Better Present Information ](https://forum.lastepochgame.com/t/overhauling-tooltips-to-better-present-information/16076)
  • This redesign has also allowed us to better standardize and improve how we describe mechanics in skills.

Passives[edit | edit source]

  • Necromancer
    • Tyrant’s Legion (+1 Skeleton, but reduced Skeleton health) can now only have 2 points allocated (down from 3). This is to account for the Necromancer’s Mastery bonus.
  • Paladin
    • Removed Aura of Divinity (increase the stats granted by Holy Aura by 10% per point).
  • Primalist
  • Void Knight
    • Singular Purpose now grants 10% increased void damage and protection per point (up from 5%).
    • Rot Grip now grants 4% chance to inflict time rot per point (up from 2%).
    • The node that granted health and dexterity now grants health and attunement.
    • Added three new nodes that involve increasing the chance for your abilities to echo.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

  • Potions by default now heal 50 + 4x health, where x is your character level (up from 50 + 2x). This is about an 80% increase in healing at level 100
  • Bosses can now drop potions when hit.
  • Player skills are now 50% more likely to stun targets. This bonus is doubled for melee abilities.
  • Renamed “Increased Freeze Chance” to “Freeze Rate Multiplier” to make it clearer that it multiplies your freeze rate/chance rather than adding a flat chance to freeze.

Items[edit | edit source]

Uniques[edit | edit source]

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Updated the class badge section of the passives panel
    • Increased the size of class badge
    • The base class is now labelled “base class”
    • The mastery you have ascended to is now labelled “mastered”
    • Mastery exclusive passives and skills are shown at the top of the panel or when hovering over the class icons.
  • Locked skills in the Skills Window again have an icon to show if they have a skill tree, and you can view the trees before unlocking the skill.
  • Improved the layout of icons for minions in the top left of the screen.
  • Increased Base Spell Damage is now shown in the character sheet.
  • Item tooltips now label what each hotkey does.
  • Template:Skill cooldowns on tooltips now display to the nearest tenth of a second when below 1.5 seconds.
  • Added a loading screen tip that states that blood spells and the bleed ailment deal physical damage.
  • There are now different decorations on the loading screen when entering Imperial Era zones.

Ladder[edit | edit source]

  • The ladder is now available from our website here with additional features
    • Each character shows which skills they have equipped
    • Account names are displayed in addition to character names
    • The maximum Monolith streak that a character has achieved is now displayed.
    • There are separate ladders for softcore, hardcore, softcore solo and hardcore solo.
    • The ladder can be restricted to only showing a certain base class.
    • You can order the list of entries by character level, max Arena wave or max Monolith streak.
  • In-game, the 4 tabs are now: Hardcore, Softcore, Hardcore Solo and Softcore Solo. Each tab shows both character level and arena wave.

Visuals[edit | edit source]

Graphics Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Settings will be reset to Medium the first time you open the game after updating to this patch.
  • There is now an “apply” button for graphics settings. Text will display prompting that you have unsaved changes, and the changes will be cleared if you close the window.
  • There is now a clearer change in performance and visuals when going through the levels of Master Quality, due to more parameters changing at each tier.
  • Adjusted the values of several settings internally.
  • Reduced the number of options overall by combining multiple options amd removing unnecessary entries.
  • Improved resolution changing functionality.

Sound[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • Soul Cages now release their souls at 30% health, which stops their long range attack.
  • Reduced the damage of the explosion that happens when a Void Bolt creates a pool by 40%. Void Bolt is used by various void enemies including rare Voidforms.
  • Osprix Warriors deal 25% less damage with fireball.

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Significantly improved the performance of most outdoor zones (and some indoors). We observed an average 7 fps improvement at 1080p Medium settings on a system with a Ryzen 5 1600 and a RX 480.
  • Improved load times for first loading a character, using a waypoint or the map window, and using a town portal.
  • Optimized the visuals of Avalanche, Bone Nova, Entangling Roots, Meteor, Ring of Shields and Sacrifice.
  • Improved the performance of necrotic volley attacks used by some enemies.
  • Improved the performance of Manifested Swords and Axes.
  • Improved the performance of the Frost Wyrm enemy.
  • Improved the performance of many stat calculations.
  • Improved the performance of lights in the Ulatri Cliffs (Imperial).

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed multiple Black Hole nodes not working.
  • Fixed FocusNull Profusion and Null Infusion nodes working when your mana is positive.
  • Fixed Focus’ Null Infusion node not scaling with points allocated.
  • Fixed Forge Strike’s Patient Strike disabling use of the skill.
  • Fixed Frenzy Totem’s Furious Cry node not working.
  • Fixed Glacier’s Greater Vortex overriding the damage increase from Glacier’s Greater Destruction.
  • Fixed Holy Aura’s Shelter from the Storm node overriding the skill’s base effect.
  • Fixed a bug where Mark for Death could be dodged.
  • Fixed a bug where the Primal Scorpion’s retaliation with Poison Pool was taking into account hits against the Player rather than itself.
  • Fixed a bug where Rive’s effects that triggered on kill with the third hit were not working.
  • Fixed Smite’s Epicenter node not working.
  • Fixed Spriggan Form’s Healing Totem not benefitting from your Thorn Totem tree when you have the Spiked Totem node.
  • Fixed Spriggan Form’s Nature’s Bounty node granting an inconsistent refund amount if you also had the Petrify node.
  • Fixed Static Orb spawning slightly behind the player.
  • Fixed Teleport’s Mana Tunnel node changing Teleport’s cooldown to 13 seconds instead of 10 seconds.
  • Fixed Tempest Strike’s Upheaval node causing Earth Spikes to spawn on top of each other, rather than in a line.
  • Fixed Transplant sometimes hitting too many enemies with Rip Blood.
  • Fixed Transplant targeting enemy corpses for Rip Blood.
  • Fixed Werebear Form’s Skull Crush node not working properly
  • Fixed Werebear Form’s nodes that cast Ice Thorns not benefitting from your Ice Thorns tree.
  • Fixed Werebear Form and Summon Bear’s Roar being the same ability in code, resulting in incorrect functionality.
  • Fixed Wraiths created by Summon Wraith not following the player.
  • Fixed a bug where AI with a preferred target would use abilities at ranges below their minimum range against that target. For example:
    • The Sabertooth using its leap without moving against enemies targeted using the target command (A).
    • Enemies using abilities with minimum range against a Bear or player that had taunted them.
  • Fixed knockback effects pushing stationary enemies below the ground. This could cause Spires in Monolith zones to be unkillable.
  • Fixed the Necromancer’s Summon Wraith and the Void Knight’s Anomaly and Ravaging Stance skills unlocking at incorrect levels.
  • Fixed the Sorcerer’s Arcane Avalanche freezing all enemies around you when you were hit.
  • Fixed a bug where the Sorcerer’s Arcane Current node gave 30% increased shock effect per point instead of 50%
  • Fixed the Sorcerer’s Warder passive granting ward retention and health rather than ward on hit with elemental spells.
  • Fixed a bug where damage over time could not freeze even if it had a freeze rate.
  • Fixed a bug where Summoned Death Knight floating health bars would not display correctly.
  • Fixed skill cooldowns being rounded incorrectly on skill tooltips.
  • Fixed the crafting help tooltip being hidden behind the Inventory.
  • Fixed the Exit Game button on the character select screen not working.
  • Fixed a display error with the dropdown for online status in the social panel.
  • Fixed the waypoint for Liath Grove not appearing on the minimap.
  • Fixed Venom Weaver enemies not outlining correctly on mouse-over.
  • Fixed Wisps in Ulatri Cliffs granting much more xp than intended.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Rare enemies regenerate health” monolith mod caused all enemies to regenerate health
  • Fixed projectiles sometimes being blocked in Echo of a World.
  • Fixed a chest in Fallen Tower being inaccessible.
  • Fixed a tree being placed inside of a rock in Forest Trail.
  • Fixed a room in The Maj'elkan Catacombs being difficult to enter.
  • Improved pathing at the exit to the Oracle’s Abode.
  • Fixed an area in the Temple of Eterra blocking projectiles.
  • Fixed crates spawning on top of the player after exiting the Welryn Catacombs.
  • Fixed an area near the entrance to Welryn Catacombs blocking projectiles.
  • Fixed Yulia's Refuge being called Yulia’s Haven on its loading screen.

Patch Preview[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Content Patch 0.7.4 focuses on the savagery of the Ancient Era. Dragons, dinosaurs, and… er… plants (they’re carnivorous!) roam the world of Eterra. To help you survive this perilous time, the patch also brings powerful new skills, trees, and improves mastery classes.

We are aiming to release Patch 0.7.4 during mid-November.

Highlights[edit | edit source]

Mastery System Overhaul[edit | edit source]

Rather than being an event contained entirely within the user interface, mastery classes are now chosen during a quest available at The End of Time. Mastery classes now immediately grant an exclusive skill and powerful passive bonuses when chosen.

Two examples of these passive bonuses include;

  • Druid: When leaving a transformed state you gain 70% damage reduction for 2 seconds.
  • Void Knight: Your Melee Attacks and Void Spells have a 10% chance to be repeated by an echo 0.5 seconds later (does not affect movement abilities).

Want to learn more? Check out our Developer Blog.

Time Rifts[edit | edit source]

Time Rifts further support Last Epoch’s time-travel centered theme by redefining the concept of side-zones - taking you to alternate versions of the level where the passage of time has resulted in changes to both the zone itself and its inhabitants. This grants Time Rifts greater scope to diverge from their adjoining zone - and they thus contribute to players encountering more diverse enemies.

In future patches, we will expand the role of Time Rifts in Last Epoch so that they also tie into the item hunt and other systems like Epoch's Call, Lost Memories, and the Eternity Cache.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Addtitionally, the following skills are also receiving specialisation trees;

Enemies[edit | edit source]

This patch introduces a significant number of additional enemies to the game.

User Interface[edit | edit source]

We have redesigned our tooltips. We will be gradually updating all specialisation tree and passive tooltips to benefit from these improvements across future patches.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Two unique items are being added; one Helmets, and one One Handed Axe.
  • Potions are being buffed and their affixes are being reworked.
    • We’ll be posting details of these changes before Patch 0.7.4 is released.

Optimisation[edit | edit source]

As with most updates, Patch 0.7.4 includes optimisations to improve performance.

  • Shader improvements have resulted in an average increase of 5 - 10 FPS in most areas. This change was observed across minimum, average, and maximum framerates, on a system running Windows 10 with a Ryzen 5 1600, an 8GB RX 480, and 16 GB of RAM.
  • We have rewritten the backend for our graphics pipeline. While primarily done to resolve bugs, we anticipate this resulting in improved framerates in some situations.
    • We are aware that there is a bug affecting Vertical Sync, and this has not yet been addressed. The issue is on our radar and will be corrected in a future update.
  • A combination of code refactoring and visual effect optimisations have been implemented to improve the performance of the following skills;

After This Patch[edit | edit source]

We’re holding back the implementation of Minions Stances to a later patch as we would not have sufficient time to adequately QA it in time for the release of Patch 0.7.4.

We are rewriting the code related to item storage, and in a future patch we will be adding search bars to stash tabs. This rewrite will also resolve several item-related bugs.

We are preparing to update our game engine. This will take a significant amount of time to QA, however it will bring improvements of its own while also facilitating us making additional optimisations ourselves. We won’t be releasing a demo until after this update, as subsequently updating the demo would otherwise require an excessive amount of work.