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Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Posted by: BlueStacks Content Team

The first patch of the new year for Epic Seven brings a new specialty change right off the bat! It’s time for the free-to-play players to rejoice as the new hero selected for specialty change is none other than the 3-Star Mage Jena. The Smilegate developed and published turn-based RPG is known for its fully-featured update and new hero mechanics. These new mechanics help the game feel fresh for every player in the game while also keeping the PvP aspect of the game competitive. The chest code for this week is – indomitable. Use this code in the gift chest given to you in your in-game mailbox for some freebies (3 leifs and 300,000 Gold). 

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

This is the first-ever patch for the year 2023 and players are all but excited to see what’s new! In the first news, we have a new specialty change for Jena, a forgotten hero among the new heroes as well as buffs to existing heroes. Jena had recently received some decent buffs to empower her role as a crowd-control opener. But, due to her bad stats and lack of specialty change, she was still not effective enough compared to the likes of Eda, Peira, etc. Just like every Specialty Change introduced to the game, players will be required to complete a certain amount of missions in order to obtain the SC version of the hero. The second biggest highlight of the patch is the special side story titled “Fairy Tale of A Snowy Day” which will be witnessing a re-run. Let’s check all the new things coming to Epic Seven with the 5th January 2023 update. 

Shepherd Jena – New Specialty Change

Shepherd Jena is the latest specialty change introduced to the game with the 5th January 2023 patch update in Epic Seven. Specialty Change significantly improves the base stats of the hero. These specialty changes are generally carried out by Smilegate to empower the usage of more 3-Star heroes that have been forgotten and often overlooked in both PvE and PvP content. Not only these Specialty Changes empower a free-to-play hero but also provide a significant boost to the hero’s skills. The hero description of Shepherd Jena reads the following – “A Shepherd who allows others another chance to walk along the Path of the Goddess. She helps those who are falsely accused of being cultists or the vulnerable who have been exploited into taking the wrong path”

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Shepherd’s Jena skills are as follows: –

Cold Blow (1st Skill)Attacks with a staff, with a 35% chance to stun for 1 turn.

+1: +5% damage dealt

+2: +5% damage dealt

+3: +10% damage dealt

+4: +15% damage dealt

Coerce (Passive Skill)– Casts weakening magic, with a 75% chance to decrease buff durations of all enemies by 1 turn and inflict frostbite for 2 turns. Grants immunity to all allies for 2 turns.

Frostbite: Cannot subject to any damage reduction or damage sharing effects. Does not affect damage suffered amount limit effect. Frostbite effect applies to Heroes only.

+1: +5% effect chance

+2: +10% effect chance

+3: – 1 turn cooldown

+4: +10% effect chance

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Punishing Light (3rd Skill) – Attacks all enemies with frost magic, with a 50% chance to decrease Defense for 2 turns before a 100% chance to decrease Combat Readiness by a random amount between 20% and 40%.

+1: +5% damage dealt

+2: +5% damage dealt

+3: +10% effect chance

+4: -1 turn cooldown

+5: +10% damage dealt

+6: +15% effect chance

+7: +15% damage dealt

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Other than the skills, other enhancements come in the form of a Skill tree which can be enhanced using the Elemental Runes. Some important enhancements that occur are as follows:

  • Courage Rune – Increases Speed ​​by 5.
  • Health Rune – Increases Health by 20%.
  • Thorn Rune – Increases Cold Blow’s chance to stun by 5%.
  • Speed ​​Rune – Speed ​​increases by 5.
  • Wedge Rune – After using Cold Blow, when the target has frostbite, decreases the Combat Readiness of the target by 20%.
  • Unity Rune – Increases Attack of all allies by 5%.
  • Relic Rune – Increases Punishing Light’s chance to decrease Defense by 5%.
  • Achievement Rune – After using Coerce, has a 100% chance to increase the Combat Readiness of the ally with the highest Attack except for the caster by 15%.
  • Faith Rune – Increases damage dealt by Punishing Light by 10%.
  • Freeze Rune – After using Punishing Light, when the target has frostbite, has a 30% chance to silence the target for 1 turn.

Special Side Story – Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day

The special side story: Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day is having a re-run from 5th January 2023 and lasting till 19th January 2023. Taking back the time taken for the special side stories, this one is going to run for 2 weeks instead of the usual 3 and offer some generous rewards. The official description of the side story is as follows – “They decide to spread out in teams in the woods, looking for stuff they need for the charity event and the village. Soon, night falls in Arimelka, and a special performance begins.”

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Players will be offered a complete event map for the side story through which they can navigate to where they need to travel. The entire event map is divided into multiple stages. Stages are divided into 3 distinct types:

  • Story Stage – In these stages, players will be tasked to view the main storyline of the side story. These stages might or might not be associated with a battle sequence depending on the stage. In these stages, Melissa will be accompanying players in the battle as an NPC character. 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 also earn the event currency for this side story after they emerge victorious.
  • Battle Stage – 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 may also provide Melissa as an NPC hero that is mandatory to be taken into the battles. Players will earn event currency as well post the victory.
  • Boss Stage – 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 – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

Players are required to have cleared at least Episode 1, Chapter 10 Stage 10 (Shrieking Hall) to be able to access the side story. Each week, a different map will open that will have different types of stages for players to access and travel to. The event currencies for the 3 maps are as follows – Winterized Mushroom, Solid Wood, and Tears of Cliff. Players can get each of these different event currencies from each event map. The boss stages of the event maps is the best area to farm tons of event currency. Players can further exchange their collected event currency throughout the event. These exchange shops offer the likes of MolaGora, Greater and Lesser Artifact Charms, Penguins, Epic, and Rare Catalysts, Giga Phantasms, Covenant Bookmarks, and Gold. Transit Stones and Leifs can also be obtained by clearing the different reputation missions thrown toward the players.

During this side story, if players use the heroes: Alencia, Ilynav, Bomb Model Kanna, Command Model Laika, 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: Cecilia, Yufine, Choux, Helen, Melany, Christy, Rose, Nemunas, then their stats will be increased in the following manner: Attack and Health increased by 30%

Arena Indomitable Season

The current Arena Conquest season has already ended on 8th December 2022 while the new season titled “Indomitable” is scheduled to start on 8th January 2023. The entire Conquest Arena Shop will be refreshed, including the purchase of Unknown Slate. When the Indomitable Season begins, unused Endurance Crests obtained from the Triumph Season will automatically be converted to Conquest Points. Apart from the rewards being refreshed, no new changes are coming with the Indomitable season.

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

January 2023 Drop Rate-Up Banners

  • Ilynav with Wings of Light and Shadow (Normal Summon Banner 05/01/2023 – 12/01/2023)
  • Elena with Stella Harpa (Normal Summon Banner 05/01/2023 – 12/01/2023)
  • Death Dealer Ray and Crimson Armin (Mystical Summon Banner 05/01/2023 – 19/01/2023)

Epic Seven – Specialty Change Shepherd Jena and Fairy Tale for A Snowy Day Special Side Story

That concludes everything coming to Epic Seven with the latest update. Players can feel free to read the official patch notes to get an in-depth view of the new content. We highly recommend playing Epic Seven on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.

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