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With the coldest of seasons beginning to descend upon Northgard, has Winter festival sprung to life once again! But the bitter cold winds, snow and perilous winters are not all that await us, as a number of huge changes to the plethora of clans vying for conquest have also arrived with Balance Update #5!

Check out what's new below!

GENERAL GAMEPLAY CHANGES

Shieldbearers

Defense  8 ⇒ 7

Eldhrumnir

Your units regenerate health  during a feast  .
Regen Health 0.05 ⇒ 0.03

Scabbard of Gram

Your Warchief wields the sword Gram. Enemies hit by Gram are frozen, along with the area around them. Gives +15% ⇒ +10% attack  , +15% ⇒ +10% defense  to Shield Maiden.

Chilling Aura

Enemies hit by Gram are frozen for 3 ⇒ 2 seconds, along with the area around them. They are slowed and their attack speed is reduced.

Guardian Path

Call to arms

Every six months, homeland sends you up to 2 ⇒ 3 Militia to help you defend your territory. You can have a maximum of 2 ⇒ 3 Militia in your territory.

Call to arms II

You can keep up to 4 ⇒ 6 Militia in your territory.

Call to arms III

You can keep up to 6 ⇒ 9 Militia in your territory.

CLANS BALANCING

The Clan of the Lynx

Trackers

Health  50 ⇒ 55
Recruit cost 30 ⇒ 25

Mythical Lure

A lure that attracts mythical beasts. They periodically come in groups hungry for some food  . Each wave cleared increases population growth by 2 ⇒ 5%, up to 20%. Destroyed if an enemy colonizes the zone.

NEW You can assign up to two villagers on Mythical Lures to become hunters.

Poaching

Allows you to sell Hunting trophies in the Marketplace at the price of 2 ⇒ 1.5 Hunting trophies for 1 Kröwn  .

Feral instinct

Trackers that participated in a mythical animal kill permanently gain + 1 ⇒ 2% attack power (max + 50%). Lost on death.

Hindering Arrows

Your Trackers fire hindering arrows, slowing targets hit.

Attack speed slow 20 ⇒ 30%
Move speed slow 40 ⇒ 50%

The Clan of the Ox

Starting Advantages

Your units are tougher, larger and eat more than the other clans, and have a 15 ⇒ 10% attack power  and defense bonus  .

Specialized civilian units have a 40 ⇒ 30% production bonus, except Loremasters.

The Clan of the Snake

Under Pressure

You gain + 0.5 Happiness  and 1 ⇒ 0.5 Food  for each military unit in a non allied zone next to or within an enemy territory.

Poison

Decreases target’s attack speed and move speed by 35% ⇒ 25% for 2 seconds.

The Clan of the Bear

Kindred Spirit

Having Kaija, the Armored Bear or Shield Maiden in an area increases local production by 15% ⇒ 10%.

The Clan of the Stag

Stone  cost to build an Altar of Kings is reduced to 5. It gives + 2 ⇒ 3 Happiness  and produces Fame  .

The Clan of the Raven

Mercenaries

Recruit Cost 50 ⇒ 45 (which brings the total raid cost down to 200 ⇒ 180).

The Clan of the Dragon

Dragonmen

Attack Power  13 ⇒ 12
Health  75 ⇒ 70

SwirlAttack

Dragonmen sometimes execute a mighty swirling strike that damages all surrounding enemies.

Cooldown 0.5 ⇒ 0.8
Secondary target damage coeff 0.8 ⇒ 0.6

CHRISTMAS

Usual Christmas theme decorations on Permafrost map.

UI CHANGES

  • Building’s window has been reorganized

  • A new toxicity report system has been implemented

  • A progression circle has been added above the calendar to show feast  duration (disabled by default)

  • A progression circle has been added above the calendar to show duration before obtaining a new villager (disabled by default)

  • New pop-up added about community conduct (for the first multiplayer connection only). 

  • A confirmation button has been added for building upgrades

  • Hovering over teammate's military path icons shows levels and how much experience they have

  • Link to patch note in the main menu has been actualized

  • An anti-aliasing option has been added to Northgard

GENERAL BUG FIXES

  • You can’t buy Dragonmen anymore if you don’t have enough Dragon Essence.

  • Drakkar should no longer cross the entire map.

  • Minor bug fix on fight trails and FXs.

This update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems with regards to this update, leave a comment below or contact us at support@shirogames.com where our Support Team will do everything they can to assist.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and suggestions over the last few months and of course, a massive thanks to our beta testers!

We hope you all enjoy this update and have a great holiday season!

- Shiro Games

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