The Onmyoji Arena May 26th, 2023 Update sees new Ninja shikigami Hoshiguma Doji make his debut on the Heian-kyo battlefield.
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New shikgami Hoshiguma Doji
“Oh dear, oh dear. Onmyoji who have no faith in each other are so easy to deceive. As long as you pretend to be an innocent bystander, they will believe everything you say.”
Hoshiguma Doji is a highly flexible Ninja shikigami who deals burst damage. Despite being a demon, he is different from Shuten Doji and Ibaraki Doji. He takes no pleasure in defeating enemies and is good at fooling them with words and wit.
He can observe the battle situation up close with Wine Demon’s help, select a suitable position from which to enter the fray, and use words to annoy or make enemies fall into a Confused state and attack their teammates. After wreaking havoc on the battlefield, he can throw out wine jars to mislead the enemies and leave unscathed. Sealing enemies may please him for a time, but fooling them brings him the greatest joy life.
Trait: Tipsy Tongue
When hitting an enemy shikigami with his abilities, Hoshiguma Doji will make them Agitated. Use the ability again on the target at the max level of Agitated to deal bonus damage.
Ability 1: Heed My Words
Hoshiguma Doji launches blockable verbal attacks in the designated direction, dealing damage to enemies across an arc. Repeatedly hitting the same shikigami reduces the subsequent damage dealt by verbal attacks.
Verbal attacks can be reserved up to 2 times.
Ability 2: Hide and Seek
Hoshiguma Doji throws wine bowls in all directions and then hides in one of them. After a short delay, the wine bowls explode to deal AoE damage.
Using this ability again will end the hiding status.
Ability 3: Avatar of Wine Demon
Hoshiguma Doji conjures a Wine Demon and controls its movement. During this period, the Wine Demon gains a substantial Movement Speed Bonus. Using the ability again teleports Hoshiguma Doji to the Wine Demon’s position, dealing damage to and inflicting a Slow effect on enemies in range before and after the teleportation. If Hoshiguma Doji deals damage to enemy shikigami or monsters while teleporting, he will gain a bonus shield.
Ability 4: Enemy in the Bowl
Hoshiguma Doji throws a wine bowl in the designated direction, dealing damage to enemies along the path. Upon reaching the maximum distance, it explodes after a short delay, dealing a small amount of damage to enemies in range and inflicting a Stun effect.
If it hits an enemy shikigami, it inflicts a Scapegoat effect on them. After a short delay, it immobilizes the target with the Scapegoat effect and inflicts a Confused effect on nearby enemies, compelling them to attack the target with the Scapegoat effect.
This week sees Hoshiguma Doji make his debut on the Heian-kyo battlefield.
The Hoshiguma Doji Selection Pack will also be available in the General Store. The selection pack includes the new shikigami Hoshiguma Doji, his Dyed Skin Wakakusa, Evolved Form Amulet x1, Taichi Mudra x1, and Witchery Bell x8. You can select which to purchase! The Hoshiguma Doji Selection Pack will be available till 11:59 PM on 6/8/2023. Don’t miss out on this chance to get Hoshiguma Doji!
Camp of Night Arrows
Event Period: May 26th after maintenance to June 29th, 2023
During the event, select a shikigami to begin recruitment quests. During the recruitment period, you can try out the shikigami and some of their skins for free. Complete quests to additionally claim permanent shikigami, personalized voice trials, skin discounts, and other rewards. Don’t miss out!
Hundred Battle Challenge
Event Period: May 26th after maintenance to June 1st, 2023
During the event, use the new shikigami Hoshiguma Doji, to complete designated quests to claim rewards including Hoshiguma Doji Lucky Bags, Prayer Ema, Return Cursed Seal Lucky Gift Boxes, Mid-level Favor Packs, and 1-day Pact: Hoshiguma Doji. There is even a chance to directly obtain the new shikigami, Hoshiguma Doji, from the Hoshiguma Doji Lucky Bags! Don’t miss out!
S21 Battle Pass: Second Cycle
S21 Battle Pass: Second Cycle is on! The Second Cycle will end on July 13th, 2023. For this cycle, new Battle Pass exclusive skins, Season Skin: Superior, seal effects, broadcast themes, item special effects, as well as other rewards have been added. Previous seasons’ Battle Pass skins can now be redeemed in the Battle Pass Shop! Attractive skins from S12 and earlier are now available for redemption. The redemption pool will be continuously updated.
If you spend 380 Jade, you can unlock all the content of Battle Pass and instantly claim all Battle Pass rewards of your current pass level. The rewards for this season include Return Cursed Seal: Fallen Glow of the Blue Forest, Broadcast Theme: Fallen Glow of the Blue Forest, Asakusa Glow: Idle Green, S21 Art of War Skin: Superior – Dreams of Scarlet Waves, and Bukkuman’s new skin: Fallen Glow of the Blue Forest. If you spend 660 Jade, you can unlock Battle Pass and get the S21 Battle Pass: Close (Precious) avatar frame, level up your Battle Pass by 15 levels, and claim Bukkuman’s new skin.
Optimizations and Adjustments
Optimized the skip cutscenes in the Rivalry interface style for some shikigami and skins such as Momo’s Blossom Letter; Miketsu’s Cleansing Crow; Inryo’s default skin, evolved skin, Dyed Skin: Beneath the Elegance, and Spirit of the Ascetic; and Yato no Kami’s default skin and Crimson Night Treachery.
Adjusted some of the quest content and rewards released in the Hundred Battle Challenge event when new shikigami become available.
Optimized the position performance for Ootengu’s Finale of Divine Birth in shikigami scenes so that this skin has the same position as other skins in the same shikigami scene.
Updated the voice lines of some past shikigami skins. Players can tap to listen in the shikigami voice interface.
Adjusted the automatic attack rules for Sougenbi’s bullets: if there are no minions within the bullets’ attack range, they will cease firing automatically.
Fixed the text error in Akaname’s strategy.
Free Shikigami Lineup Adjustments
We will change the lineup of the limited-time free shikigami at 5:00 AM on May 29th, 2023. The new free shikigami will be Youko, Ichimokuren, Takiyasha Hime, Yamawaro, Hangan, Jinmenju, Kyonshi Ani, and Kamaitachi.
Onmyoji who own the God of Fortune Month Pact will have the additional free shikigami, Bakekujira and Oitsuki.
Of these shikigami, Kyonshi Ani and Kamaitachi have a difficulty of Hard. Onmyoji who have been in Heian-kyo for less than 7 days can’t use them in battle for free.