v5.00: Season 5

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Season 5 Begins

Season 4 has officially ended. Rewards will be distributed in the coming days, and ratings will be soft-reset. Ranked will be disabled on Friday, December 13 at 6pm PST and re-enabled on Monday, December 16 at 9am PST. During this time, we will have a Classic 4v4-only weekend. Season 5 begins as soon as patch v5.00 goes live.


v5.00 Patch Notes

NEW! Shrine Tier 6


Soul Gate
- Cost: 260 gold
- Health: 2000 (Immaterial)
- Damage: n/a

Blood Price

Gains mana regen based on missing health. Every time it summons a unit, it loses 20% max hp (can kill itself).

Dimensional Rift
Summons a Hellion and Nightcrawler

- Health: 750 (Natural)
- Damage: 30 (Impact)
- Attack speed: 1.67
- Range: Melee

- Health: 360 (Natural)
- Damage: 30 (Magic)
- Attack speed: 1.18
- Range: 400


Hell Gate
- Upgrade cost: 420 gold
- Health: 5000 (Immaterial)
- Damage: n/a

Blood Price

Gains mana regen based on missing health. Every time it summons a unit, it loses 20% max hp (can kill itself).

Dimensional Chasm
Summons an Elite Hellion and Elite Nightcrawler
Elite Hellion**
- Health: 1860 (Natural)
- Damage: 60 (Impact)
- Attack speed: 1.79
- Range: Melee

Elite Nightcrawler
- Health: 900 (Natural)
- Damage: 60 (Magic)
- Attack speed:1.47
- Range: 400

NEW! Shrine Legion Release

With the release of Soul Gate and Hell Gate, Shrine is now a fully playable legion. Progress on legion 8 has already begun.

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A lost civilization of long-standing traditions. Out of respect for the dead, they constructed a gate symbolically connecting the worlds of the living and the dead. One night, there appeared a crescent moon with an eerie reddish hue. At the gate, what was once a white rope warding off spirits was now stained dark red. The inhabitants of the Shrine began experiencing oddities, catching glimpses of the dead, and feeling an impending sense of doom. The realm of the dead grows larger every night, creeping and expanding its unholy dominion. The Shrine is no longer welcome to the living.

NEW! Profile 2.0


Playstyle Radar Chart

- Every player is assigned points in 6 classes based on their playstyle and performance (extra weight given to recent games)

- Most gold from income. It’s all about that late-game scaling.

- Most king upgrades. All hail the king.

- Fewest waves leaked. Give no quarter.

- Most leaks caught. Teamwork is OP.

- Caused the most opponent leaks. The best defense is a good offense.

- Most waves with no mythium sent. Keep them guessing.

Favorite Rolls & Openings

Favorite Rolls
- The 6 rolls (base fighter only) you picked most often this season

Favorite Openings
- The 6 fighters (base and upgrades) you started with most often this season

Past Season Statistics

- You can now view high-level statistics (rating, ranked win rate, etc.) from previous seasons, assuming the data was tracked then

NEW! Fighter Stats


NEW! Wave Stats


NEW! Match History


NEW! Wins Leaderboards

Ranked Wins This Season

Classic Wins This Season

Look & Feel

Play Menu

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Legion Select


Victory & Defeat Banners


- New victory & defeat music
- New waiting for players & loading screen music
- New “King In Danger” theme when the whole team leaks a lot
- All Legion Spells now have unique sounds
- A variety of sound fixes and tweaks; overall the client should sound smoother now

New icons
- Booster, Stimpack, Leech, Cannibalism
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2v2 Map
- Improved gate graphics

4v4 Map
- Texture update to make the map less bright/oversaturated

Legion Spells
- Improved graphics for Magician, Sorcerer, Protector, Guardian Angel

Floating Texts
- Red bonus damage text is now a bit more subdued (affects things like Berserker, Wave 18, etc.)

Matchmaking & Ratings

Placement matches
- Your first 10 ranked games in the season are now considered “placement” matches which will have 2x rating changes

Display fixes
- Fixed some cases where rating stakes were rounded incorrectly (at most resulted in 1 rating point difference)
- Fixed a case where +30/-2 matches were mistakenly being displayed as +31/-1

Quality of Life

Ready Button
- You can now click “ready” via a button instead of having to type the -ready command. You can also click the button again to toggle on/off whether you are ready or not.
- Wave 1 preparation time: 80 -> 90 seconds

Match Ties
- Tied matched (where a player failed to connect on wave 1) will cancel the match after 5 seconds instead of 15 seconds

“Abandoned Match” Fix
- Fixed some cases where the “abandoned match” message would show when requeueing after you already finished the game

In-game HUD
- Added text that shows a unit’s grid position when deploying fighters or selecting an existing fighter (in build phase only). This option can be toggled on in settings (default off).
- Added a loading spinner in the middle of the screen if you are lagging badly (out of sync with server)
- Lifebar styles are now unified (yours = green, enemy creatures = red, everything else = player colored)
- Mercenaries now show base unit tooltip (so players can understand, for example, that Dragon Turtle is more about its arcane tankiness than its magic dps)
- Fixed a case where the HUD would ping things instead of clicking them (AltHeld is now reset every couple seconds)
- A variety of other fixes & tweaks

- Fixed a case where a client would be continually lagging, but never catch up with the server (disabled full sync throttle)
- Fixed a case where initialization would be bugged under certain latency conditions (ForceSyncAllTime was called before game started)

Custom Games
- Added a new custom game mode: “Mastermind” which just forces everyone to play Mastermind. Useful for tournament games!

- /signup command now supports signing up as a solo player

Official Game Guide
- You can now access the official game guide from a link in the client

Build Testing
- All -save/-load builds are now contained in player logs (previously was only the final wave’s builds). This means after any game, you can reload any player’s build from any wave for testing things like: would that build have leaked to brutes instead of fiends? would I have held if I put the bunk further forward? etc.

- Fixed a bug where gray borders/graphical artifacts would appear on the arrow graphic
- Updated! Visit LegionTD2.com/translate if you’d like to help with translations. Any fixes or additions you make will show up in-game the following patch.

Gameplay Fixes

- Fixed a rare case where units from one lane would wander into another lane

Angler, Bounty Hunter, Kingpin
- Fixed a rare bug where Angler, Bounty Hunter, or Kingpin would jump to full mana (added a failsafe check after upgrading them)

Gaia Shield
- Lost Chieftain now smarter about buffing Azeria (whose ability heals it based on max hp) with Gaia Shield

Reviving units
- Units that revive (Guardian Angel, Eternal Wanderer, Samurai Soul) are now aggroed later when breaking ties

Attack speed fix
- Fixed a long-standing bug with units attacking faster or slower than their attack speed indicated. As a result, a lot of units have had their attack speeds tweaked so that their power remains the same.

Takeover bots
- Fixed a bug where bots that take over for a disconnected player that was dual-building wouldn’t train workers or send mercenaries when dual building. They still won’t build (this is hard to implement), but at least they aren’t useless now.

Game Balance

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(also known as “cross” or “suicide”)

This strategy involves one player only training workers, while the other player(s) build to cover. While it’s an interesting strategy, it’s too strong for how frustrating and chaotic it is. Our goal with this nerf is not to destroy the strategy, but rather to build a lever to nerf or buff it as needed.

Leaking 100% now grants additional gold to the opposing team. This amount is equal to 0.25 x BountyLeaked x WaveFactor, where WaveFactor scales from 0.35 on wave 1 to 1.5 on wave 20. For example, leaking 100% of wave 4 grants 12 bonus gold to the opposing team.

Legion Spells

There’s been a power creep for legion spells over the past year, so we’re nerfing the strongest ones:

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- Health: 560 -> 540
- Damage: 24 -> 23

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- Maximum health: 2500 -> 2400
- Now revives after 2 seconds instead of immediately

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- Protection Aura: 2 damage reduction + 8 regeneration -> 2 damage reduction + 7 regeneration

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- Vampirism Aura: Spell Vamp: Now 80% as effective with area of effect spells

Area of effect, in this context, is defined as any spell that hits an uncapped number of units

  • Banana Bunk’s Barbs
  • Banana Haven’s Thorns
  • Honeyflower’s Fragrance
  • Deathcap’s Noxious Scent
  • Pyro’s Pyromancy
  • Millennium’s Explosive Shells
  • Doomsday Machine’s Detonation
  • King Claw’s Shell Shock
  • Great Boar’s Stampede
  • Red Eyes’ Thunderous Charge
  • Yozora’s Wintry Touch
  • Arctaire’s Frozen Veil

- Removed from the game

With the introduction of so many more interesting spells, Market feels lackluster. Expect some new legion spells in early season 5.


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- Buffed slightly on early-mid game waves


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- Health: 90 -> 80

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- Damage: 38 -> 25
- Attack speed: 0.71 -> 1.1
- Accuracy: 20% bonus damage to bosses -> 5 bonus pure damage to bosses

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- Health: 1130 -> 1050
- Precision: 30% bonus damage to bosses -> 15 bonus damage to bosses
- New ability: Mark Target: Amplifies all damage dealt by 1 (0.25 to bosses), stacking up to 10 times

Another season, another Ranger and Daphne rework. Stronger against waves 5, 15, and 20. Daphne now synergizes with many units and fast attackers.

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- Attack speed: 2.56 -> 2.5

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- Shuriken: Bonus damage: 35 -> 33

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- Shuriken Cyclone: Bonus damage: 35 -> 33

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- Chaos Hound: Attack type: Pierce -> Impact
- Chaos Hound: Defense type: Natural -> Fortified

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- Cerberus: Attack type: Pierce -> Impact
- Cerberus: Defense type: Natural -> Fortified

Simplifying typing, filling a shortage of impact units, and decreasing the overabundance of pierce units

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- Damage: 36 -> 38
- Now less likely to be instantly focused after reviving
- Shallow Grave now procs sequentially with Guardian Angel, instead of at the same time

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- Damage: 112 -> 118
- Now less likely to be instantly focused after reviving
- Shallow Grave now procs sequentially with Guardian Angel, instead of at the same time

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- Aerial Command: Does not stack -> Now stacks up to 2 times

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- Health: 1350 -> 1400
- Attack speed: 0.87 -> 0.95
- Leech: 5 life on-hit + 16% life steal and spell-vamp -> 20% life steal and spell-vamp
- Leech: Spell vamp: Now 80% as effective with area of effect spells

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- Damage: 97 -> 105
- Attack speed: 0.87 -> 0.95
- Cannibalism: 10 life on-hit + 24% life steal and spell-vamp -> 30% life steal and spell-vamp
- Cannibalism: Spell vamp: Now 80% as effective with area of effect spells

Butcher and Head Chef are too strong early game and too strong with area of effect units like Banana Haven. We’re shifting power to synergy with single-target DPS units like Doppelganger, Kingpin, and Fenix, which is what Butcher was intended to be strong with.

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- Attack speed: 0.95 -> 0.91

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- Attack speed: 0.95 -> 0.91

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- Delicacy: May be sold for 90% of its total cost, decreased by 10% each wave -> May be sold for 90% on any wave

Increasing the flexibility of an interesting ability and potentially opening up Grarl into Banana Bunk, Millennium, Lord of Death, Eggsack, Fire Lord, Orchid, or Alpha Male on wave 3

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- Health: 1700 -> 1900
- Damage: 155 -> 160
- Resonance: 25 + 4% missing health -> 4% missing health
- Delicacy: May be sold for 90% of its total cost, decreased by 10% each wave -> May be sold for 90% on any wave

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- Delicacy: May be sold for 90% of its total cost, decreased by 10% each wave -> May be sold for 90% on any wave

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- Attack speed: 0.94 -> 0.96

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- Invigorate: Mana cost: 13 -> 12

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- Damage: 29 -> 33
- Attack speed: 1.33 -> 1.27

Now 3-shots wave 3 which makes Berserker a more viable opening

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-- Mana Burst: Mana Cost: 9 -> 7
-- Now starts with 0 mana

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-- Asteroid: Mana Cost: 9 -> 7
-- Now starts with 0 mana

Reducing frustration around multiple Disciples/Starcallers overkilling a unit at the start of the fight

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- Defense type: Swift -> Arcane
- Conjure Dragon: Mana cost: 30 -> 29
- Undead Dragon: Health: 700 -> 800

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- Defense type: Swift -> Arcane
- Imp: Health: 1300 -> 1400
- Imp: Attack type: Pierce -> Magic

Simplifying typing, filling a shortage of arcane units, and decreasing the overabundance of pierce units

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- Health: 1650 -> 1800
- Attack range: 400 -> 200

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- Health: 3800 -> 4000
- Attack range: 400 -> 200

Making these units easier to split tank with

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- Stampede: Damage increased by 8%

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- Stampede: Damage increased by 6%

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- Explosive Shells: Damage no longer reduced against flying units
- Fixed a bug where Explosive Shells could not hit more than 20 units at once (no longer has a maximum)

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- Detonation: Damage no longer reduced against flying units
- Fixed a bug where Detonation could not hit more than 20 units at once (no longer has a maximum)

This makes Millennium to a more viable opening and solidifies Doomsday Machine as a powerhouse on wave 17


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- Health: 2250 -> 2200

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- Mythium cost: 320 -> 280
- Health: 4500 -> 5000
- Damage: 210 -> 220
- Cleave: Removed
- Spawn position: Middle -> Front
- Income and bounty: 80 -> 70

Centaur’s identity as the anti-spam mercenary was overshadowed by the introduction of Witch. We’re shifting it to become a natural tank, which is currently lacking.


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- Attack speed: 0.87 -> 0.89

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- Attack speed: 0.76 -> 0.78

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