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Berlin, 16 January 2014: The evolution begins: For
all dragon fans and fantasy lovers, 2014 is beginning on a high
note. The online role-playing game
Dragon's Prophet just received a major update for
mounted combat. A trio of healing, tanking, and damage skills are
now available for dragons, which allows for a more dynamic combat
experience and creates entertaining fights for players to enjoy.
Whether a player wants to specialize in a single area or be more
versatile, it’s entirely up to them! But that's not all: The
update also includes the new high-level dungeon "Shrine of
Handras", which offers fresh obstacles for Osirans to overcome. The
new teaser shows the mounted combat skills in action.
"The new features give the game more depth, let the players
develop an even stronger relationship with their dragons, and
results in a more dynamic flow of combat!" says Marco Neubert,
Director of Brand Management.
Another highlight of the patch is the legendary Dungeon
“Shrine of Handras“. Explorers will find the entrance
to the fully submerged instance in the southeastern region of
Olandra. Inside the shrine, brave adventurers will find a number of
belligerent water monsters, dangerous whirlpools, and five fearsome
bosses. Only those who have paved the way through the algae forest,
past sunken ships and giant clams, will face the final battle with
the dragon Handras. The new trailer shows the bosses of the
instance at a glance.
• Markoran the Salt Scorned
o Thick with muscles, this boss attacks with its octopus-like
arms and uses dark ink to confuse the attacker.
• Oxient the Razorshell
o Brandishing a huge anchor, Oxient traps players inside the
large air bubbles he creates.
• Mezani the Shrouded Spines
o With wings that overshadow the whole battlefield, Mezani
circles from above and attacks the player with strong swirls and
• Akeno the Vortex
o Akeno is a titan on the field of war. Even the strongest
heroes have to hide when he attacks. He can toss around players
with ease by ramming into them.
• Handras the Indigo Fog
o The skeletal dragon Handras is the final boss of the dungeon
and exhibits a special, mysterious heart in his chest. Only when
the puzzle around the heart is solved do the heroes have a chance
of defeating the boss dragon.
All information about the new features and the dungeon, as well
the client download, can be found on the official website:
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