Epic Seven – New Hero Yulah, Side Story, and Energetic Idol Skin
Bi-weekly scheduled events are part of the usual process in Epic Seven, the 2D turn-based RPG developed and published by Smilegate. Players can view all of the upcoming changes to existing content or champions as well as an introduction to new heroes and new content. Most of the update patches are live-streamed 1 week early on the game’s official YouTube channel with these streams being hosted by the community managers Mashuu and Geguri. These live streams are not a detailed overview of what’s coming next, rather they act like sneak peeks or trailers for the new content to get the community hyped. Players who tune in to watch the streams are also rewarded by the community managers as they give out special redeem codes during the stream that can be entered in a “Video Chest” that is sent to every player’s mailbox as soon as the stream starts. The code for this week’s video chest is – e7wcbegin.
The patch for 16th June was an entirely different one with the newest hero Yulah being announced at a random moment before the actual patch dropped. The community thinks this happened due to the recent data mine that revealed Yulah as the upcoming champion for Epic Seven. Along with Yulah, her very own side story titled “Between Guilt and Grudge” is also live in-game right now and ready to be played in order to get those juicy rewards from the redeem shop. A new skin for Maid Chloe titled Energetic Idol is also rewarded to all players as the Resolution Season of Arena see’s it’s ending. Let’s get right into the details for the 16th June patch details.
New Earth 5-Star Hero – Yulah
Yulah, the newest hero joining Epic Seven sees its debut on 16th June 2022 out of nowhere and unannounced. The addition of a new hero and her artifact made the whole patch even more interesting than it already was. Yulah’s in-game description reads the following – “Many years after the war, Yulha begins to roam about Shadow Mountain under Beehoo’s radar. While Beehoo is growing concerned over Yulha’s consistent independent behavior, Yulha, on the other hand, rebukes Beehoo’s humble response to the results of the war. With each passing day, their relationship drifts further apart.”
Yulah is a great unit, which feels it’s made to counter fire heroes that can 1-shot enemies, especially the currently popular Hwayoung that is wreaking havoc in the Arena and Real-Time Arena. Yulah’s 1st skill Cruel Touch is a single targeted damaging skill that deals damage to the enemy according to Yulah’s MAX HP and has an 85% chance to inflict a Redirected Provoke debuff for 1 turn on the enemy. The redirected provoke is a provoke that forces the target to attack the enemy with the highest HP from the opponents. Her 2nd ability Malicious Smile is a passive ability that states that 30% of the damage suffered from a single attack is reflected back to the attacker. This reflected damage cannot be higher than the enemy’s MAX HP. Yulah will activate Murderous Instinct after getting attacked and being at 30% HP, before dispelling all debuffs on herself. Murderous Instinct grants a Barrier for 3 turns to Yulah and also increases her combat readiness by 20%. The barrier strength is directly proportional to her maximum HP. This effect cannot be activated again in the next 5 turns.
Yulah’s 3rd ability Symphony of Agony is a single targeted damaging skill that deals damage to the enemy and restores some HP. If the target is not a Boss monster or elite enemy, the damage-sharing effects are ignored. This skill also penetrates the target’s defense but cannot land as a critical hit. The damage of this skill increases greatly according to the amount of health lost by Yulah and the recovery amount is directly proportional to the damage dealt. This skill can be soul-burned to gain an extra turn.
Yulah’s skills are as follows: –
Cruel Touch – Attacks the enemy, with an 85% chance to inflict redirected provoke for 1 turn. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Malicious Smile – When attacked by a Single Attack, reflects 30% of the damage suffered to the attacker. Reflected damage cannot be higher than the caster’s max Health. After being attacked, when Health is 30% or less, dispels all debuffs from the caster and activates Murderous Intent. The effect of being attacked can only be activated once every 5 turns.
Murderous Intent: Grants a barrier to the caster for 3 turns and increases Combat Readiness by 20%. Barrier strength increases proportionally to the caster’s max Health.
Symphony of Agony – Attacks the enemy by unraveling Sphere of Sadism when the enemy is defeated, recovers the caster’s Health. When the target is not an Elite or Boss monster, damage-sharing effects are ignored. Penetrates the target’s Defense, but cannot trigger a critical hit. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s lost Health, and the amount recovered increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Sphere of Sadism (Yulah’s Artifact) – At the start of the battle, grants a barrier to the caster for 2 turns. When attacking with a Single Attack, if the caster is granted a barrier, the damage dealt increases by 20%. Barrier strength increases proportionally to the caster’s max Health.
World Arena – Resolution Season Ends
The World Arena Resolution Season is marking its end on 16th June 2022 after the update goes live. A new pre-season will be open after 17th June 2022 for all players eligible to participate in the Arena. The rewards for the Resolution season will be distributed to the players according to their tier in the Arena with the special reward being the newest skin for Maid Chloe titled “Energetic Idol”. Energetic Idol skin will only be given to players who have ranked Champion rank or above in the Resolution season. Players will be able to claim their rewards from their in-game mailbox.
Special Side Story – Between Guilt and Grudge
The Side Story titled Between Guilt and Grudge will be coming to the game after the update on 16th June 2022. This is going to be a standard 2-week side story. The story description reads – “Many years after the war, Yulha begins to roam about Shadow Mountain under Beehoo’s radar. While Beehoo is growing concerned over Yulha’s consistent independent behavior, Yulha, on the other hand, rebukes Beehoo’s humble response to the results of the war. With each passing day, their relationship drifts further apart.
Players can play Between Guilt and Grudge by going to Adventure – Side Story – Between Guilt and Grudge. It is a 2-week side story that showcases the story of Yulah, the newly released unit in Epic Seven. Players will have to roam around the entire event map in order to complete certain missions and quests for which they will reward with sky stones and gold. Players can clear these event stages with 3 stars if they manage to clear the stages under certain conditions. As per tradition with side stories in Epic Seven, players will be rewarded for both when they complete reputation missions as well as quest missions.
Between Guilt and Grudge is an event currency-based side story where players can farm the event stage and receive the event currency called Wicked’s Lantern as part of the rewards. We highly recommend the players farm the boss stages that are marked by a skull on the highest difficulty possible to get more rewards. Players can then exchange their collected event currency in the event exchange shop for great rewards like MolaGora, Greater and Lesser Artifact Charms, Penguins, Epic, and Rare Catalysts, Giga Phantasms, Covenant Bookmarks, and Gold. Other major rewards come from the reputation missions like Silver Transit Stones and Leifs.
During this side story, if players use the heroes: Yulah 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%. Players can also get bonus event currency when clearing stages with heroes equipped with the following artifacts – Sphere of Sadism.
June 2022 Drop Rate-Up Banners
- Yulah with Sphere of Sadism (Normal Summon Banner 16/06/2022 – 30/06/2022)
- Chloe with A Little Queen’s Huge Crown (Normal Summon Banner 16/06/2022– 23/06/2022)
- Ravi with Sigurd Scythe (Normal Summon Banner 9/06/2022– 16/06/2022)
- Custom Mystic Summon Part 2 (Mystical Summon Banner 9/06/2022– 21/07/2022)