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Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

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Collaborations have become a regularity for the fan-favorite 3D turn-based RPG Epic Seven. The Smilegate developed and published RPG has seen massive collaborations over the course of its long 4-year game service such as That Time I Reincarnated As A Slime, Guilty Gear: Strive, RE: Zero – Starting Life In Another World, and more. For the first time, the collaboration between a real life pop-star group AESPA is coming to the world of Orbis in Epic Seven. Players were notified of the collaboration at a much earlier date on 12th November but the details have been finally spilled through a community live-stream. The entire update and the collaboration festivities were shown in the livestream by community manager Mashuu on the game’s official YouTube channel. A special chest code was also given to all players who came to support the live stream. The chest code is – emperorzio. Players can use this code to unlock the chest provided in their in-game mailbox.

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

Starting the update, players will be delighted to know that the newest Moonlight 5-Star hero is going to be none other than Zio, the 4th Chapter World Boss. Players will be able to summon Zio on a special Mystic Summons banner which will be coming with the next update. Savior Adin, the Light elemental version of the hero Adin can also be seen added to the game. A new Epic Pass titled “A Victor’s Prestige Season” is also added. The Epic Pass features an Epic grade skin for Choux which was designed around the winner of E7WC 2022. Finally, some new floors to the Abyss Challenge mode are also added. Let’s check all the new content added to Epic Seven with the 11th November update.

ae Winter – Fire Elemental 5-Star Unit

ae Winter is a natural 5-Star Fire elemental hero that is classified as a Warrior in-game. ae Winter is being added to Epic Seven as a limited hero as part of the AESPA collaboration. Her model and in-game sprite are based on the singer Winter. Her hero description reads the following – “ae Winter can adeptly use any weapon in existence. She likes playing video games and knows how to lighten up the mood with her bright energy. Currently, she is in SYNK DIVE with Winter.”

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

ae Winter’s skills are as follows: –

Rapid Cut – Attacks the enemy with a sword and has a 30% chance to stun for 1 turn.

+1: + 5% damage dealt

+2: + 5% damage dealt

+3: + 5% effect chance

+4: + 5% damage dealt

+5: + 10% effect chance

+6: + 5% damage dealt

+7: + 10% damage dealt

Burn Effect: Increases effect chance to 100%. (-10 Souls)

Next Level (Passive) – At the start of battle at the end of the turn, grants stealth for 1 turn. After an enemy uses a non-attack skill, dispels all debuffs from the caster and activates Level Up. The debuff dispelling effect and Level Up can only be activated once every 3 turns.

Level Up: Grants immunity to the caster for 2 turns and fully resets skill cooldown of Black Out.

+1: – 1 turn cooldown

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

Black Out – Attacks the enemy with various weapons and stuns for 2 turns, and increases Combat Readiness of the caster by 50%. A critical hit will deal an additional 5000 fixed damage. Increases fixed damage by 5000 every time this skill is used, stacking up to 3 times.

+1: + 5% damage dealt

+2: + 5% damage dealt

+3: – 1 turn cooldown

+4: + 5% damage dealt

+5: + 5% damage dealt

+6: + 10% damage dealt

+7: + 10% damage dealt

The Armament (5-Star Artifact) – Increases Critical Hit Chance by 15%. After using a non-attack skill, grants a barrier equal to 60 per Level for 2 turns.

ae Ningning – Fire Elemental 5-Star Unit

ae Ningning is a natural 5-Star Fire elemental hero that is classified as a Soul Waver in-game. Ae Ningning is being added to Epic Seven as a limited hero as part of the AESPA collaboration. Her model and in-game sprite are based on the singer Ningning. Her hero description reads the following – “An E.D hacker who uses her hacking skills to place powerful effects on both her allies and her enemies.”

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

ae Ningning’s skills are as follows: –

SSAMBEAR – Attacks the enemy SSAMBEAR, with a 30% chance to stun for 1 turn. After attacking, when the target is stunned, increases Combat Readiness of the caster by 20%.

+1: + 5% damage dealt

+2: + 5% damage dealt

+3: + 10% effect chance

+4: + 10% damage dealt

+5: + 10% damage dealt

Burn Effect: Increases effect chance to 100%. (-10 Souls)

Butterfly Cut – Attacks the enemy, decreasing Combat Readiness by 30%. Increases Attack of the ally except for the caster with the highest Attack for 2 turns and increases Combat Readiness by 30%.

+1: + 5% damage dealt

+2: + 5% damage dealt

+3: – 1 turn cooldown

+4: + 10% damage dealt

+5: + 10% damage dealt

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

System Hacking – Hacks all enemies, inflicting barrier inversion and dispelling two buffs, before increasing the Combat Readiness of the caster by 40%. When the target is granted a barrier, the Combat Readiness increase amount is doubled.

+1: + 2% Combat Readiness

+2: + 2% Combat Readiness

+3: – 1 turn cooldown

+4: + 3% Combat Readiness

+5: + 3% Combat Readiness

EXIF Detective (E.D) Gadget (5-Star Artifact) – After using a non-attack skill, increase the combat readiness of the caster by 20%, and removes 20 souls from the enemy. Soul Removal can only be activated once per turn.

AESPA X Epic Seven – Special Check-In Event

A new special check-in event has started in honor of the collaboration between AESPA and Epic Seven. Players can access this check-in event by going to the events tab located at the left-hand side of the lobby. A ton of rewards are awaiting you in the form of a new summoning currency called “ae bookmarks”. ae’s Bookmark is a limited-time summoning currency that can only be used on collaboration related summoning banners. 1 ae’s Bookmark equals to 1 summon the banner. Keep in mind that these bookmarks are available to be collected only for a limited time for the duration of the collaboration. They will not be usable on normal covenant summoning banners. Players will first be consuming ae’s bookmarks rather than covenant bookmarks when summoning on any AESPA limited-unit collaboration banner. The special check-in event provides 30 summons worth of ae’s bookmarks! The time period for the event is between 24th November till 8th December 2022. Players simply need to log in for 7 days to achieve all the rewards by going to the event page. The logins do not need to be consecutive but should be within the time period mentioned.

Here are the rewards obtained on each day:

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

Day 1: ae’s Bookmark x 3

Day 2: ae’s Bookmark x 3

Day 3: ae’s Bookmark x 3

Day 4: ae’s Bookmark x 5

Day 5: ae’s Bookmark x 5

Day 6: ae’s Bookmark x 5

Day 7: ae’s Bookmark x 6

Lobby Changes and Improvements

Smilegate once talked about improving the overall lobby experience to be able to provide players with more customizability options. Well, that time has passed and the lobby improvements are finally coming to the live version of the game. With the most recent update on 24th November, players finally got a glimpse of the new lobby screen and some of the new features added to improve the look and feel. Here are the main takeaways from the lobby improvements:

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

  • Players can now select and add different themes to their lobbies. Decorating your lobbies is also now a possibility.
  • Players will be able to use background packs, stickers, hero skins, expressions, and heroes as a background to your lobby. Simply go to the Lobby Change button located right next to your player’s name. Once changed, save your settings.
  • When setting Hero or Illustration Lobby, the setting will be synchronized for all devices.
  • When setting Hero or Illustration Lobby, some UI locations can be changed or removed.

Special Side Story – A Step Towards KWANGYA

The collaboration between Epic Seven and aespa has officially started! A new special side story titled “A Step Towards KWANGYA” can be seen live in-game for all players. The special side story features the new heroes and tells us the backstory of the aespa limited-time heroes that have joined our heroes in Orbis. This special side story is available to be explored and farmed only for a limited period of time as part of the collaboration. The time period is from 24th November 2022 to 5th January 2023. The description for the side story reads the following – “ae-aespa who woke up in Orbis, begin their journey to find their scattered members and go back to FLAT.

The Special Side Story, 「A Step Towards KWANGYA」 consists of 4 chapters in total and each chapter will be unlocked successively during the Collaboration period.”

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

During the side story, players will travel to different locations on the side story map. Stages will be divided into 3 unique types:

  • Story Stages – In these stages, players will be tasked to view the main storyline of the side story. These stages might be or might not be associated with a battle sequence depending on the stage. These stages will also have some additional conditions which are required to be fulfilled by the players in order to obtain extra premium currency. Players will earn the event currency for this side story after achieving victory.
  • Battle Stages – In these stages, players will be tasked to participate in and win battles against waves of enemies. These stages might also have certain conditions required to be fulfilled in order to obtain the premium currency. Some battle stages will also pair you with an NPC character relevant to the story. Players will earn event currency as well after achieving victory.
  • Boss Stages – In these stages, players are required to defeat the boss monster that will come at the end of the waves of enemies. These stages provide players with a higher amount of event currency compared to regular battle stages. Boss stages are further divided into multiple difficulties to suit the level of players – Easy Difficulty/ Normal Difficulty/ Hard Difficulty/ Extreme Difficulty.

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

Players are required to have cleared at least Episode 1, Chapter 2 Stage 10 Sage Minaret to be able to access the special side story. The side story is going to be available for more than a month, so you will have enough time to complete it and farm it. The entire side story is going to be divided into 4 different chapters. Each chapter is significant to each limited-time hero coming with the collaboration. The first chapter Politia is currently available and the rest will be unlocked at later dates. Players can collect Unity Points by completing different missions associated with each aespa character. Consider Unity Points as the event currency for this special side story. Players can later spend these Unity Points in the naevis Control Room for valuable resources such as MolaGora, Greater and Lesser Artifact Charms, Penguins, Epic, and Rare Catalysts, Giga Phantasms, Covenant Bookmarks, and Gold. Apart from these resources, 6 pieces of special legendary grade Level 78 Equipment are also available to be exchanged and collected.

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

During this special side story, if players use the hero: ae-Winter, then their stats will be increased in the following manner: Level 60/ Awakened to 6-Star/ +15 Enhanced Skills/Attack and Health increased by 30%.  If players use the following heroes: Flan, Landy, Vigilante Leader Glenn, Sonia, Maid Chloe, Muse Rima, Bomb Model Kanna, Command Model Laika, Godmother, Glenn, and Rima then their stats will be increased in the following manner: Attack and Health increased by 30%. Players can also get bonus event currency when clearing stages with heroes equipped with the following artifacts – P.O.S, The Armament, and EXIF Detective (E.D) Gadget.

New Exclusive Equipment

With the update, the 3 heroes who got new exclusive equipment are – Haste, Bomb Model Kanna, and Assassin Cidd. Here are the new exclusive equipment and their skills: –

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

  • Blood Choker (Critical Hit Chance 6% – 12%) (5-Star Hero Haste)
  • Envoy’s Scythe – Increases Combat Readiness of caster by 15% when using Envoy’s Scythe.
  • Envoy’s Scythe – Has a 75% chance to inflict bleeding on the target for 2 turns when using Envoy’s Scythe.
  • Vampiric Seal – Decreases cooldown of Vampiric Seal by 1 turn.
  • Nana’s Game Console (Effectiveness 8% – 16%) (5-Star Hero Bomb Model Kanna)
  • Quick Bombardment – Has a 50% chance to make the target unable to be buffed for 1 turn when using Quick Bombardment.
  • Stance Shift – Increases Speed and Dual Attack Chance of Stance Shift’s Striking Stance by an additional 5%.
  • Full Bombardment! – Makes the target Unhealable for 2 turns when using Full Bombardment!
  • Death Rattling Axes (Effectiveness 8% – 16%) (4-Star Hero Assassin Cidd)
  • Slice – Increases Slice’s chance to decrease Defense by 10%.
  • Swift Action – With Swift Action’s effect, when an enemy dies, grants an increased Attack (greater) instead of an Increased Attack to the caster.
  • Execution – Dispels one buff from the enemy when using Execution. (This effect is applied before inflicting Silence).

November 2022 Drop Rate-Up Banners

  • ae-Winter with The Armament (Covenant Summon Banner 24/11/2022 – 8/12/2022)
  • Zio and Shooting Star Achates (Mystical Summon Banner 24/11/2022 – 15/12/2022)
  • Krau with Holy Sacrifice (Covenant Summon Banner 24/11/2022 – 01/12/2022)

Epic Seven X AESPA Collaboration – New Heroes ae-Winter, ae-Ningning, and Special Side Story

That concludes everything that came to Epic Seven in their collaboration with Aespa. Players can feel free to read the official patch notes to get an in-depth look at the added content. We highly recommend playing Epic Seven on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.

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