Epic Seven – New Moonlight Heroes Belian, Angel of Light Angelica, and New Side Story
Epic Seven, the popular free-to-play turn-based RPG game by Smilegate continues to push updates and more content with its scheduled bi-weekly update live streams on their official YouTube channel hosted by community managers Mashuu and Nue. These live streams give all players a list of things to look forward to, like the new events coming, new content updates, and the various new heroes introduced to the game. Players can also get free currencies in the form of leifs and gold by simply using the codes given during the live streams to open the gift chest sent to every player’s inbox. The gift code for this week’s live stream was – epic15belian
This update is breaking all the hype for the suspense that was built by the introduction of the new characters in the game’s upcoming Episode 4. The final chapter in Episode 3 main story was also revealed along with a new character that many players were excited to look forward to – BELIAN, the daughter of Politis. Belian was revealed along with her abilities in the live stream. She is a new 5-Star ML Hero that will be coming to the game on 30th September along with Auxiliary Lots in the mystic summon banner. This news comes just a week after we got the introduction of another new Moonlight 4-Star hero – Angel of Light Angelica, the light version of the hero Angelica. She is already available to be summoned in the current Mystic Banner rotation and is proving to be a worthy investment with her strong skill set that counters specific AOE cleave champions in PvP. For content, the re-run of the side story – Thieves Under the Light of the Full Moon is a 2-week side story and starts from 16th September 2021 after maintenance ends. Let’s look in detail at the upcoming heroes and content.
Belian – New Light 5-Star Hero
Belian is a 5-Star Light elemental unit from the Knights class that specializes in debuffing enemies and countering teams that depend on souls. All her skills scale in damage according to her own MAX Health, so it’s recommended to build her tanky. Her 1st skill Light of Destruction is an AOE damaging spell that targets all enemies and has a 50% chance to remove one of their recent buffs.
When this skill is used on her turn, she has a 35% chance to use Incursion instead. Incursion is also an AOE damaging skill that targets all enemies but inflicts Decreasing Speed and Hit Chance debuffs on enemies. Belian can Soulburn this skill to increase the chance of activation of Incursion to 100%. Her 2nd skill Shackles of Suppression is her passive skill that states all the souls gained by enemies will be reduced to 0 at the start of the battle and grants a random buff to belian for 1 turn. The random buff can be from – Increase Effectiveness, Increase Critical Hit Chance, Continuous Healing. Her 3rd skill Apocalypse is another AOE damaging skill that targets all enemies and reduces the combat readiness of enemies between 20-40% randomly as well as inflicts a Provoke debuff for 1 turn. This skill also provides Belian and Increased Defense buff for 2 turns. Belian seems an extremely powerful pick against teams that rely on Soulburn as she can negate any souls, even from Tagahel’s Book the 4-Star mage artifact that provides 20 souls at max level.
She seems to be a PvP oriented hero that is introduced to counter Soul teams and inevitably another Cleave team counter. Lately, Smilegate has been releasing new heroes that counter the specific meta champions to balance out the game such that no single champion/team is the best. That is a great approach when balancing a PvP oriented gacha game but we might need to see more buffs to underused units. We recommend building Belian on Speed/Immunity set for PvP uses with a focus on speed, accuracy, and health% substats.
Her skills are as follows: –
Light of Destruction – Attacks all enemies with a ray, with a 50% chance to dispel one buff. When used on the caster’s turn, has a 35% chance to activate Incursion as an extra attack. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Incursion: Attacks all enemies, decreasing Speed and Hit Chance for 1 turn. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Shackles of Suppression (Passive) – Decreases the number of Souls gained by the enemy by 100%. At the start of the turn, has a 70% chance to grant a random buff to the caster for 1 turn. (Increase Effectiveness, Increase Critical Hit Chance, Continuous Healing)
Apocalypse – Attacks all enemies with the power of duties, decreasing Combat Readiness by a random amount between 20% and 40% and provokes for 1 turn. Increases Defense of the caster for 2 turns. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster’s max Health.
Angel of Light Angelica – New Light 4-Star Hero
Angel of Light Angelica is the newest 4-Star Moonlight hero introduced last week and teased the previous month. She is finally available to be summoned this week after the maintenance has ended and is a menace to be dealt with. Angel of Light Angelica is a 4-Star Light elemental unit from the Mage class. Angel of Light Angelica is the light version of the hero Angelica. She is a great PvP oriented unit that is going to shift the meta of the arena with her passive skill Guardian of Light. Her 1st skill Ritualistic Touch is a single targeted damaging ability that has a 50% chance to inflict a Silence debuff for 1 turn. If the target is silenced after getting attacked, then it will also decrease the target’s combat readiness by 25%. Her 2nd skill Guardian of Light is her passive skill that states she is immune to Stun, and when an ally except for the caster is attacked by enemies, she will get her combat readiness increased by 8%. When she suffers an attack that targets all enemies, has a 75% chance to activate Guardian Angel. This Guardian Angel is on a cooldown of 3 turns. Guardian Angel states that one debuff from all allies is dispelled from all allies and all are granted a Skill Nullifier for 1 turn. Her 3rd turn Judgement of Angels is an AOE spell that targets all enemies which has a 70% chance to dispel 2 buffs from enemies as well as inflict an Unable to be buffed for 2 turns and Silence for 1 turn.
Here is a list of her skills: –
Ritualistic Touch – Attacks the enemy with fragments of a shimmering star, with a 50% chance to silence for 1 turn. When the target is silenced after attacking, decreases the Combat Readiness of the target by 25%.
Guardian of Light – Immune to stun, and when an ally except for the caster is attacked, increases Combat Readiness of the caster by 8%. When suffering an attack that targets all allies, has a 75% chance to activate Guardian Angel. Guardian Angel can only be activated once every 3 turns. Guardian Angel: Dispels one debuff from all allies before granting Skill Nullifier once.
Judgment of Angels – Dispels two buffs from all enemies with holy light before a 70% chance to make them unable to be buffed for 2 turns and silencing for 1 turn.
Thieves Under the Light of the Full Moon – Side Story Re-Run
Thieves Under the Light of the Full Moon is a special 2-week side story that is going to be re-run again this year. It was debuted last year. The story introduction is as follows:- “As the full moon approaches, Basar, who is in charge of this year’s Full Moon Festival, grows busier and busier. Meanwhile, a group of thieves plaguing Savara threatens to ruin the occasion… Will the people in Savara be able to enjoy a peaceful Full Moon Festival?”
This side story is a 2-week side story but divided into 3 different areas, with each having its farmable event currency. Players who have cleared Chapter 10-10 in Episode 1 are eligible to participate in the side story. This is going to be a 3-part special side story where every part opens every week leading to new area stages. Every area has its boss stage and its event currency which can be exchanged in their exchange shop. Effectively, we consider them as 3 separate areas but the story follows an episodic fashion and proceeds according to the areas. The first week is going to unlock the first 2 areas with the event currencies Lost Goods and Token of Life respectively for both the areas.
The side story is a 12-stage side story where players can earn different currencies like covenant bookmarks, sky stones, phantasms, charms, penguins, and gold by farming and 3-starring these chapters. Players can also get extra commodities and rewards by completing the various reputation missions and story missions. The event currency for this side story can be farmed by farming the boss stage multiple times. This currency can be exchanged for valuable items in the Event Exchange Shop for different items like MolaGora, Phantasms, Penguins, Covenant Bookmarks, etc. The exchange shop also contains copies of the new event artifact Moonlight’s Vestige as well as Greater Equipment Charm Selection Chests. Try to complete the reputation missions as completing them will give players tons of resources like skystones, bookmarks, Level 78 Legendary Gear as well as silver transmit stones. Completing all the reputation missions will give a Gold Transmit Stone.
During this side story, if players use either of the heroes – Basar, Baal and Sezan, and Ken then their stats will be increased in the following manner: Attack and Health increased by 30% and Level 60 Max Awakened. Cartuja, Free Spirit Tieria, Mui, Crescent Moon Rin, Gloomyrain, Rima, Muse Rima, Apocalypse Ravi – Attack and Health Increased by 30%. Players can also get bonus event currency when clearing stages with heroes equipped with the following artifacts – Moonlight’s Vestige and Samsara Prayer Beads.
September Drop Rate-Up 2021 Banners
- Tenebria + Crimson Moon of Nightmares (16/9/21 – 23/9/21)
- Ken + Samsara Prayer Beads (16/9/21 – 23/9/21)
- Luna + Draco Plate (23/9/21 – 7/10/21)
- Landy + Wall of Order (23/9/21 – 7/10/21)
That is it for all news regarding the new heroes and exclusive equipment. Players can feel free to read the official patch notes to get a better understanding of the content coming. We highly recommend playing Epic Seven on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.