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Vainglory update 1.4.0 aka Skin system update

While watching the update Vainglory stream I’ve picked up some of the things that were updated and that were missed on the official patch notes posted below.

The Skin system

Described on this skin survival guide.


In short it work like this:

  • skins will have 3 tiers
  • skins will be purchased with Cards
  • Cards will sometimes drop at the end of matches
  • only tier 1 skins will be purchasable with ICE
  • Later on Cards will be purchasable with ICE

Requirements and performance improvements

  • Vainglory is now available on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c
  • On iOS the game will adapt the resolution to the device’s performance in order to reduce lags and frame drops. This can be turned off in settings (at the moment it seems that there are no setting in the settings menu. Not even the old ones for language, screen zoom, volume and so on)

For me this is a huge improvement and I believe this will make the game so much better especially for those who are playing on a bit older devices. I play and stream with my iPad 4 and this will hopefully be a huge improvement on the quality of the game.

Balance changes and bug fixes

Vox will not proc twice for Tension Bow and Aftershock any more while using Sonic Zoom

Vox’s ulti, Wait for it, is now slower so dodgeable. And does less crystal damage

Aftershock has been nerfed a bit.. I didn’t really got in which way.

Reflex block is now not spammable any more. It will take more skill to use effectively.

Eve of harvest has been nerfed a bit. A bit more Crystal power added but the life steal has been reduced 25%-20%.

Flares are working differently. They are not global any more. Now the flares will have to be placed on the map and will reveal a small bit of the area.

Joule has been buffed and is now hopefully going to be more present in the game. The hero portrait in hero selection screen has been changed and I personally like it more.

Skaarf has also been buffed a bit. He’s Spitfire will now not hit lane minions, but will go through them damaging them.

Krul has been indirectly nerfed by changing how the weapon ratio works now.

Frostburn has been buffed a bit by increasing  the Crystal Power.

It is now possible to see the skill tiers of your friends before inviting them to a party and also in private chat. The information will show the skill tier number, the name and the color (Brown for Bronze, White/Light grey for Silver and Yellow/Golden for Gold). This will be very helpful when doing private matches and trying to make the teams even especially on the stream when playing with viewers. Also it will allow you to party with people with similar skill tier when going for pubs with people you might not know that well.

Tier 2 skins revealed for Petal, Ringo and SAW, Adagio and Glaive.

Feel free to check out the official patch notes and discover for yourself in the game all the other changes from the huge update!

Enjoy the game!

The official 1.4.0 patch notes

From the App store:

Hero Skins System Unveiled!

– Every hero skin theme contains three tiers. Each tier has different art and a different in-game model!
– Unlock Tier 1 hero skins using ICE in the Market or by “weaving” cards into skins.
– Cards of varying rarity will sometimes be awarded in post-match Spoils of War.
– Collect cards and trade them in for skins when you meet the requirements!
– Tier 2 & 3 skins and their required cards will be included in a future update.
– Tier 2 & 3 skins must be earned (cannot be unlocked directly with ICE).

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Vainglory update 1.4.0 skins and more

UPDATE: The SEMC team will stream ( from 10 AM PDT –> 7pm CET (Check your time zone here) about the upcoming update. More on the Vainglory forums.

The next Vainglory update is due today (5th of May 2015). Let’s see what the devs have announce for this coming release.

Skin system

According to the announcements there will not be any hero released with this update but instead the long waited skin system will be made available.
There have been a lot of hero skins reveals lately and I believe all of the look awesome. There are some earlier posts about most of the skins.

There hasn’t been any reveals about how the skin system will work and/or how the skins will be purchased so I’m really looking forward to seeing how I can get those lovely looking skins.

Shogun Ringo

Shogun Ringo skin art
Shogun Ringo skin art

I haven’t had the chance to write about the Ringo skin yet so here it is. Continue reading Vainglory update 1.4.0 skins and more

Vainglory Catherine bug fix confirmed in 1.4.0


The SEMC developers know about the Catherine bug as previously mentioned here.

In the Vox reveal stream the Vainglory crew said that the Catherine stun bug is known but the reason it is not fixed yet is that it would take a lot of in depth surgery to get it fixed.

On the last Friday stream (Apr 18) Playoffbeard announced that Captain Neato has been working some magic and they think he has found a solution that did not require the mentioned surgery and it seems that the bug is now fixed. The bug fix will be available in the next version , 1.4.0,  that will be released with the next update.

The Devs also urge us to test the Catherine stun after the update to see if the in depth fix is still needed or if this fix is enough.

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New Vainglory Skins – Kosha & Adagio


It seems we are getting closer and closer to getting hero skins in Vainglory.

We have seen Dark Adagio and Cyborg SAW in past Vainglory streams but lately the devs have started officially revealing some more skins.

This Friday on the official stream the Vainglory Devs have revealed some more skins and also confirmed that the skins will be available in the next update.

Kandi Twirl Koshka

The official Splash art for Kandi Twirl Koshka:

Kandi Twirl Koshka
Kandi Twirl Koshka
Kandi Twirl Koshka Disco
Kandi Twirl Koshka Disco



Dark Parade Adagio

Dark Parade Adagio
Dark Parade Adagio

As mentioned before we have seen Dark Parade Adagio before in previous streams, but this time the skin is officially revealed together with the splash art.

Dark Parade Adagio 2
Dark Parade Adagio 2


Bug Petal

Last week we have seen the Bug Petal skin with Bee munions.

Bug Petal Art
Bug Petal Art

Read more about Bug Petal.

I personally really like the skins, but I can’t say that I’m getting as hyped as most of the fans do. They sure look really nice though and the art work and ideas are great.

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Bee / Bug Petal Skin


UPDATE: I called the skill Bee Petal, but it seems it is known as Bug Petal. I though the Devs were trying to get rid of the already existing bug in the game 🙂

A new skin has been revealed, the Bug Petal skin.

I personally haven’t played that much Petal, but I like the skin. It looks pretty awesome and I also really like how the munions are remade.

Petal Bee skin in game
Bee / Bug Petal skin in game

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