Alliance Quest Season 8: Apocalyptic Mutiny

Summoners!

Your Alliances have fought valiantly against the likes of Doctor Doom and have overcome the Latverian Invasion! But as one threat is quelled, another lurks just on the Horizon…

Mutant-kind, your time has come. Stand together and prepare to face the next threat. It’s time for the Apocalyptic Mutiny, launching December 3rd!

Mutant and Proud

This season, we’re making significant changes to how Alliance Quests empowers your Roster of Champions. We’re experimenting with boosting a particular set of Champions while not punishing players for choosing not to use those Champions.

Through this, we hope to encourage the use of different Champions in Alliance Quests and to give Summoners more reason to explore the depth of their Roster. But we also don’t want to punish players that don’t want to use those Champions or don’t have access to them right now.

This Season is all about Mutants and #X-Men, and we’ve got a whole new set of Rotating Global buffs that will support them but won’t negatively affect you for choosing not to use them. More on those later!

New Season, New Boss(es)

Doom’s reign is over, but it won’t be just one new Boss taking his place this time. For the first time ever, Alliance Quests will feature 2 different Bosses, depending on which Map your Alliance chooses to run. This way, lower-tier Alliances will be able to face a boss that is more suited to their progression level, while a more complex boss will challenge higher-tier Alliances!

Along with a new Boss, we’re also updating some of the Minibosses per Map.

Map 1
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 1/2/3): Diablo
Updated:
Final Boss: Professor X
Mini-Boss (Var 1/2/3): Wolverine
New Buffs:
  • Arc Overload 2.0
Map 2
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Namor
Updated:
Final Boss: Professor X
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Beast
New Buffs:
  • Physical Resistance (20%)
  • PULL!
Map 3
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Hulkbuster
Updated:
Final Boss: Professor X
New Buffs:
  • Power Alternator
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Hulkbuster (Re-balanced)
New Buffs:
  • Buff Duration (20%)
  • Removed Special 2 Bias
Map 4
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Silver Surfer
Updated:
Final Boss: Professor X
New Buffs:
  • Power Alternator
  • Faltering Mind
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Deadpools (Deadpool, Deadpool X, Goldpool, Venompool)
New Buffs:
  • Aspect of Death
  • Enhanced Special 2
  • Conflictor - 2
Map 5
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Human Torch
Updated:
Final Boss: Apocalypse
New Buffs:
  • Vigor
  • Empowered Immunity
  • Stupefy
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Emma Frost
New Buffs:
  • Powerful from Afar
  • Bulk Up
  • Oscillate - 1
Map 6
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Nova
Updated:
Final Boss: Apocalypse
New Buffs:
  • Vigor
  • Empowered Immunity
  • Stupefy
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Bishop
New Buffs:
  • No Hit-M...ercy 3
  • Soft Guard - 2
  • Power Focus 2
Map 7
Current:
Final Boss: Doctor Doom
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Sasquatch
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Annihilius
Mini-Boss (Var 3): Thing
Updated:
Final Boss: Apocalypse
New Buffs:
  • Vigor
  • Empowered Immunity
  • Stupefy
  • Cutting Wires
Mini-Boss (Var 1): Sasquatch (Re-balance)
New Buffs:
  • Removed - Delayed Reaction
  • 200% Health Boost (Was 300%)
Mini-Boss (Var 2): Magneto
New Buffs:
  • Polka Dot Power
  • Sadist - 2
  • Flux Dispersal
  • Physical Resistance (40%)
Mini-Boss (Var 3): Magneto (House of X)
New Buffs:
  • Heavy-Hitter
  • Mighty Charge - 3
  • Power Struggle
  • True Strike
  • Power Snack 2

New Buffs

As we mentioned before, we’re taking a new design philosophy with Alliance Quests this season. Empowering and bolstering a group of Champions with each Season without negatively affecting other champions.

We want to give players the option to use the group of empowered Champions but not make them feel like they are mandatory to find success.

First, the Class Asdenency Buffs are gone. That means no more Boost/Nerf for a different class every week.

Second, we’re introducing these newly created themed buffs that will randomly rotate every series:

Gene Splicing: Cross Fight: If a Mutant on your team is affected by a: Bleed, Poison, Shock, Incinerate, Coldsnap Debuff for 5 seconds total in a fight, they Purify all of that type of Debuff and reduce the potency of any future Debuffs of that type by 100%. This lasts for the next 3 fights.

Mutagenic Symbiosis: For each Mutant brought on your team, each of your Mutants gains the following abilities:
  • 1 Mutant: Your Offensive Power rate is increased by {5}% per Mutant.
  • 2 Mutants: Each time the Attacker fills a Bar of Power generate a Passive Prowess increasing the Special Attack damage by {15}% per Mutant on your team, this can be stacked {2} times per Mutant brought into the quest.
  • 3 Mutants: Special Attacks become Unblockable while above {4} Prowess. Additionally for each stack of Prowess increase, Attack Rating during Special attacks {10}%.

Mutany: Cross Fight: Entering into a fight with any Mutant without a Mutany Passive, grants them 3 which are Persistant throughout the quest. Each Mutany Passive grants the Attacker with 20% bonus to Ability Accuracy, a +30% Passive Prowess. At the end of every fight, regardless of result, Remove 1 Mutany Passive from the Attacker.

X-ercise Dominance: All #X-Men tagged Attackers gain a 100% chance to gain a 1 second Unblockable Passive when launching a Special Attack. If this champions Special Attack Breaks the opponents Block gain a Passive Fury granting +1500 Attack for 10 seconds.

X-calation: Based on the number of #X-Men tagged champions on your team, #X-Men Attackers gain the following benefits when the opponent is knocked down. These effects all last for 10 seconds per #X-Men on your team:
1 #X-Men: Gain a Vigilance Passive.
2 #X-Men: Gain a True Accuracy Passive.
3 #X-Men: #X-Men tagged champions can Block Unblockable Special Attacks.

And lastly, we’re adding a Global Buff that will exist on every Map for the duration of the Season.

K-Meyeke: The most effective AQ champion brought into this quest gets a Passive +200% Fury for the Duration of this quest.

Artwork by the amazing Cat Murdock.

Minion Update

To add even more Variety to your Alliance Quest experience, Minions on Maps 1-5 will now also rotate based on the Map Variation.

Variation 1: Doom Bots
Variation 2: Ultron Drones
Variation 3: Symbioids

Map 4 AI Update

Map 4’s AI is being updated to be slightly more aggressive. It will now match the AI of Maps 5-7.

Glory Store Update

With Season 8, we introduce a new tier of the Glory Store for Thronebreaker Summoners, and have removed the Random Tier 1,2, and 3 Catalysts, and have now added all Classes of those Catalysts to the Glory Store.

Rank Rewards

And last but not least, here’s the updated Rank Rewards!

To Me, My X-Men

It’s almost time to take on this new Challenge. Prepare your Alliance, and get ready for the next iteration of Alliance Quests. Season 8 of Alliance Quests begins on December 3rd!
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