This patch sees the addition of the much-requested Commander talent upgrades limitation. From now on, your ability talents are limited to the unit's tier rather than the Commander's tier. This is a big step towards creating fairer matches and clearer battlefields with more predictable engagements.
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— Reduced base morale from -35 to -22
— Reduced base move speed from -26% to -16%
— Reduced the CD reduction on the last talent from a total of 10s to 8s.
— This will effectively change the CD of Infantry charge from a total of 13s to a total 15s.
Based on our player data analysis and your player feedback we have concluded that stakes are still too strong a tool for any defensive playstyle, especially with the friendly fire changes from 3.1.
PrincipesThe Hispaniensis Gladius weapon upgrade was too strong, especially considering it can be unlocked as a sidegrade on lower tier units:
Veteran LegionariesThe Balanced Fulham Gladius weapon upgrade was too underwhelming:
The PraetoriansFormed Combat and Marching Column created too much playstyle dissonance.
Imperial GuardBrace and Formed Combat ability were performing similar functional roles and were reducing the unit's versatility.