What do we need to know about the new ordeal NF and artifact in SHadowkeep ?
The much anticipated Release of D2 comes with Shadowkeep along with a lot of promises and new additions. Be it New gears, exotics or the new Ordeal Nightfall. In this guide we will tell you some of the features that the new ordeal nightfall has along with a detailed guide to ARTIFACTS.
What does the ORdeal nightfall stirke contain?
1. new modifiers
HASHLADUNS SERENADE: This modifier increases arc damage from all sources. It also increases the Knockback damage and the distance of knockbacks.
CHAMPIONS BARRIER: This modifier will enable barrier champions which cannot be stopped without a “Barrier Mod”.
CHAMPIONS UNSTOPPABLE: Similar to the champions barrier, this one will enable unstoppable champions which can only be defeated with “Unstoppable Mods”.
MARTYR: Enables exploder units with more health.
2. Returning modifiers
MATCH GAME: Enables enemy shields to have high resistance to non-matching elemental damages.
EQUIPMENT LOCKED: Previous seasons players should know what this is. But just to put it into context for the new players, enabling this mod won’t allow any swap of gears as soon as the activity starts. You should see a message on the screen with a “Red Locked sign” .
POSSIBLE METAS IN-GAME ?
BUBBLE TITAN: A possible approach by the devs to make the players play Bubble titan more, its importance in this NF is very clear. This time around the Code of the protector subclass of the titan will provide a buff called “Weapon of light”. It is crucial in defeating the tanky mini bosses in the Ordeal NF.
NOVA BOMB WARLOCK WITH ANTI BARRIER MOD: A top tree Void subclass warlock or “The nova bomb warlock” is also key to defeating this NF. If you manage to get hold of the new meaty Handcanon in the game, called the Loud Lullabye with an Anti-Barrier mod, it can become very handy in clutch situations.
the gate lord's eye : seasonal artifact
Experience Points (XP): This is going to be very important, and this will also determine the rate of progress to a large extent. There are a total of 12 Artifacts to unlock in this, which you can unlock by gaining XP. Each level is Higher than the other.
There is an image above showing some of the possible ways to effectively spend your points.
SLOT 1 : GENERAL ARMOR (MOD LOCATION MATERIALS AND GLIMMERS)
This slots involves investing points, to farm materials,weapon parts and glimmer.
SLOT 2 : WEAPONS MODS
This will be the main focus as this involves the mods you would need to Defeat the tanky mini bosses and bosses. Invest points in this Slot wise and make the game much easier to run through.
SLOT 3: ARMS ARMOR MOD (RELOAD PERKS AND MODS)
Involves investing points in different types of weapon reload speeds and perks. A pretty useful slot to invest points in, but use it wisely and as necessary. Use it on those weapons, in which you used your weapons mods like “Anti barrier mod”.
SLOT 4: CHEST ARMOR MOD (ENERGY AND ABILITY CONTROL)
This is one of the, if not, the most important slot to invest points in. This slot will help you control how much energy you are investing, which directly affects your abilities. Different Tweaks and investments will result in different amounts of energy consumption and ability attributes.
SLOT 5: CLASS ITEM MOD (AFFECTS CLASS ABILITIES)
This slot involves mods which directly affects super cooldowns and finishers which grant ammo. This is a returning mod perk from the previous season. But this involves some extra features along with the old mod perks.
NOTE: Resetting the artifact costs 10,000 Glimmers, which is a decent amount. So pick wisely while modding.
Summarizing all the Features that have been added in Shadowkeep, It will prove to be more challenging this time around. It will need a player to make strategies and come up with unique ways to make the grind more efficient.
Thanks for reading!