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Harbingers of Ruin: Everything You Need to Know about the Upcoming Cycle!

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Harbingers of Ruin, Last Epoch's first post-launch cycle, is almost here! Let's go over all of the important details that come with this update!

Harbingers of Ruin will be released on July 9th, and it will include several big features! Here is what you should know:

Evade

The Evade feature has finally been implemented! Any class or transformation will have access to the Evade ability. However, the Last Epoch team specifies that it is not a dodge roll because dodge is already a mechanic in the game. 

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Nemesis

A new random encounter system has been added: During your journey, both in the campaign and Monolith of Fate, you will now have the possibility to encounter Nemesis: powerful warriors that have previously been slain by a Harbinger. Interacting with the body will allow you to choose between multiple loots and three options:

  • Banish
    Banishing the Nemesis will put it to rest. This will ban the nemesis and its loot, allowing you to get a completely new selection of items with the next Nemesis you find without fighting the current one.
  • Challenge
    The second option is to challenge the Nemesis. Succeed, and you will receive all of the items the Nemesis had, and the next one you encounter will have a new set of items. This only works if you defeat the Nemesis.
  • Empower
    The third option is to empower the Nemesis. This means that he will awaken enraged and attack you. If you win, the Nemesis will flee with his items. This means you will encounter later on the exact same Nemesis, but with empowered items such as increased Affix Tiers, Forging Potential, Legendary Potential, or non-experimental Sealed Affixes. You can empower a Nemesis twice.

Egg of the Forgotten

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If you are lucky, you can find an Egg of the Forgotten on a Nemesis. This will reward a random unique if you challenge the Nemesis or choose to replace the egg with your own unique that has no legendary potential. If you do that, choose the Empower system, and your unique will become more powerful.

Harbingers And Forgotten Knight

Harbingers are new bosses found in the Monolith of Fate. You need to defeat them to access the New Pinnacle Boss. 

After defeating your first Harbingers, you will get access to the new Forgotten Knight Faction. This faction is not a third choice, but rather a faction that is accessible to both the Merchant Guild and the Circle of Fortune.

Pinnacle Boss

After defeating all the Harbingers, you get access to a portal beyond the Shattered Road: the Harbinger's Domain.

Once you enter the domain, you will have to face the leader of the Harbingers: Aberroth.

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Boss Defenses

The Dynamic Damage Reduction mechanic is replaced with the new Boss Ward System.

Glyph of Envy

New Glyph of Envy: This item allows you to greatly accelerate progress through normal timelines you have not completed yet and add a large amount of stability to timelines you have completed.

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New Items

  • Harbinger's Needle: Unique Small Idol
  • Event Horizon: Unique Two-handed Mace
  • Wall of Nothing: Unique Body Armor
  • Aberroth's Command: Unique Scepter
  • Phase Point: Unique Legendary Potential Quiver

New Trailer

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the new Cycle trailer below! 

And last but not least, if you want a more detailed read on all the new information about Last Epoch's upcoming cycle, you can head to the official forum post here: Harbingers of Ruin: What's New?

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