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Today, Orcs from all over the globe will be celebrating as their majesty Queen Bionka returns to the battlefield to support the Unchained. Players from the closed beta may recognise Bionka as “Ball and Chain” who appeared briefly in closed beta phase 1. Astute Orcs Must Die! fans may also remember her from Orcs Must Die! 2 where she was introduced in the “Family Ties” DLC.
Following the trend of other heroes who have returned to OMDU, she has been given the full re-design experience with a new set of abilities and skills. Similar to Bloodspike who works well being near to his minions, Bionka shares the benefit in a similar way but instead of feeding on their pain, the motherly Bionka supports her minions and gains up to 20% healing re-generation when around them. By singing a lullaby with her “shift” ability friendly minions reduce their damage taken as part of the damage is redirected to the queen herself. She also packs a wallop with her heavy mace which can be swing at enemies for wide area damage or slammed down for much larger damage in a more specific area. Her “E” ability, “BEAT DEM BACK” packs a major punch and allows Bionka to use her flail to knock-back enemies great distances. Your enemies will be in for a surprise, similar to Zoey’s “Book Bash”.
With her “Bionka Bounce” ability her weight comes to her advantage as she jumps in the air and lands on the ground causing nearby enemies to be thrown in the air, stunning them briefly. Great for setting up combos against minions or allowing others to finish off an enemy hero. This ability can be upgraded via weavers to for example, add damage.
Bionka is also equipped with an interesting glyph, the ‘Orcish Field Promotion” glyph. This is something different than what we have seen before. When placed this glyph upgrades any Orcs that pass over it to the next tier. For instance light orcs become medium orcs, and medium orcs become heavy orcs – a type of orc not otherwise available in PvP mode! The glyph has a limited number of promotions it can give before it disappears. It can be replaced, however. This is a good example of something a bit more different that can be achieved with glyphs.
Bionka overview video
To see more about Bionka’s redesign check out Nananea’s Bionka overview video below!
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Of course, Bionka isnt the only change coming in this patch, in usual Robot style its a jam-packed patch full of new content.
New survival Maps
5-star Skull system for survival maps
Remember those 5-skulls you could earn in previous OMD games for beating the level in par time without losing rift points? They make a return in OMDU in the form of the 5-skull system. Are you brave enough to try to 5-skull all the levels? Beware… 5-skulls might be harder than you think!
The first pass at a new guilds system is now in patch 1.3. Players can form groups of friends who can play together, chat and earn guild points which unlock special rewards.
With so much to see and do be sure to open you game client now and download this latest and greatest patch. See you in-game!