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In the 2.40 update, we decided to improve the bonuses given by the eight Dofus to make them more competitive with the trophies.
 

Our main goal is to succeed in better differentiating the bonuses of the Dofus and the trophies so that each of the items will have their place and not have a competing item which is unequivocally more powerful.
We think that the system is much richer and more interesting if the Dofus, like trophies, can be combined and chosen depending on the objectives chosen by each player.

So in the majority of cases, we've concentrated on adding unique effects that are triggered during combat when certain conditions are met (as for the Turquoise Dofus, for example).
These effects generally require that the player adapt their playing style to take advantage of them. They can also be countered by opponents if they adapt their playing styles in response. 
 

Ochre Dofus


This Dofus keeps its fixed 1 AP bonus, but also gains an extra 1 AP bonus if the character hasn't suffered damage since their last turn. This extra combat bonus is not subject to the limitation of 12 equipment AP.

This ability makes the characters who successfully protect themselves from damage (or who are rarely priority targets) more dangerous, but can also be countered by opponents damaging the Dofus bearer each turn.

The way to get the Ochre Dofus is slightly changed in 2.40, because soul stones for capturing monsters will no longer be provided by the quest.
Soul stones must be crafted, or purchased from other players. We're making this change because a substantial part of the soul stones used in the game come from remainders from the Ochre Dofus quest, and we would like to progressively revalue the use of Kolossokens.

The Lair of the Giant Kralove's opening has also been changed in version 2.40: the 48 slabs to be activated will no longer have class or gender criteria. So you "just" have to bring together 48 different characters who have access to Otomai Island and get them onto the 48 slabs.
 

Crimson Dofus


This Dofus keeps its current bonus of 80 Power, and the character gains 1% damage for 1 turn each time an enemy attacks from a distance [attack from enemy (is)suffered from a distance] (bonus can stack 10 times).

This ability lets characters who manage to stay far from their enemies increase their damage but opponents can counter it by staying close to or avoiding distance attacks against the Dofus bearer.
 

Emerald Dofus


This Dofus keeps its 200 Vitality bonus and the character gains 10% of their Health Points as shield points for a turn if they finish their turn in contact with an enemy.

This ability rewards an offensive, close-range use of the Dofus. Opponents can counter it by being sure that the Dofus bearer can't reach them.
 

Vulbis Dofus


This Dofus keeps its 1 MP Bonus and the character gains 10% more damages if the caster has not suffered damage since their last turn.

This ability makes more dangerous the characters who successfully avoid being targeted, but can also be countered by opponents damaging the Dofus bearer each turn.
 

Abyssal Dofus


The functionality of this Dofus has been completely reworked, and now offers a 1 AP bonus if the character is in contact with an enemy at the start of their turn and 1 MP bonus if they are not in contact with an enemy at the start of the turn. These AP and MP bonuses are not subject to the maximum AP and MP equipment restrictions.

This ability offers a multipurpose Dofus whose bonuses depend on the actions of the bearer and their opponents. Its use can be countered, but the Dofus will provide a bonus in all cases.
 

Cawwot Dofus


This Dofus keeps its 60 Wisdom bonus and the character gains 25 AP Dodge for 1 turn if they suffer an attempt to remove MP and they gain 25 MP Dodge for 1 turn if they suffer an attempt to remove AP. These two bonuses do not stack (an AP Dodge bonus replaces the MP Dodge bonus, and vice versa).

This will make it more difficult to simultaneously limit a character's AP and MP. In certain situations, it may be a good idea to remove AP or MP from an ally possessing this Dofus in order to give them a temporary AP or MP Dodge bonus.
 

Watchers Dofus


The way this Dofus works has been changed. It now lets allies in line with it at the beginning of the turn regain 7% of their Health Points (previously, they had to be in contact with the Dofus bearer).
 

Ice Dofus


This Dofus doesn't have an equivalent and competing trophy, but we still want to reinforce its use. Its damage bonus has therefore been changed from 20 to 25.
 

Other Dofus


We feel that the other Dofus are sufficiently balanced and used, so we are not currently planning to modify them.
 
  • Turquoise Dofus: there is no equivalent trophy and we feel that guarantees it a place and sufficient interest.
  • Dolmanax: it remains very powerful, considering its prerequisites and additional bonuses given by its characteristics, and has no equivalent among the trophies.
  • Dokoko: there's no equivalent trophy, and its healing capacity is unique enough to guarantee it sufficient utility.
  • Kaliptus and Grofus: these two Dofus have a unique Prospecting bonus that isn't present among the trophies, and they're stackable.
  • Cloudy: there's no equivalent trophy, and it is still sufficiently powerful.
  • Dofawa: one day, this Dofus will be changed, and it will change your character's words so that every "Dofus" becomes "Trophus".
 

Q & A


Are you planning to create distinct slots for the Dofus and the trophies?


A system in which the Dofus and the trophies have their own unique slots seems less interesting because there would be less choice than the current system (there aren't enough different Dofus). The current system offers a considerable number of viable combinations of trophies and Dofus, and it makes it so the player must choose. It's the compromise that seems most interesting to us.
 

Do you plan to create a set bonus with the Primordial Dofus?


Sets provide an extra bonus when certain items are equipped at the same time. This could reduce the number of viable choices for players, because the loss of the set bonus is generally such a penalty that it discourages the use of other, more diverse, items. The number of combinations of viable items is often reduced by the mere presence of set bonuses. This is the reason that we, for several years, have reduced the maximum size of sets and released trophies which offer greater bonuses to characters using few set bonuses. So we are not planning on adding a set bonus for the Primordial Dofus; we don't want the combination of several Primordial Dofus to be categorically more powerful than other combinations of Dofus and trophies.
 

When will you add new Dofus?


A new Primordial Dofus with an unprecedented bonus will be added in 2017. The reunification of the Primordial Dofus is coming…
 
Category: Game design