Magic Hero Lana free for all players to celebrate Defense Derby's 100-day anniversary

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – Jan. 2, 2024 – The January update from RisingWings real-time PvP tower defense mobile game Defense Derby, published by KRAFTON, Inc., is now here with two new units, a free new hero, and the Radiant Start in-game season.

The two new units are the Blacksmith, who specializes in crowd control, and the Electric Monk, who specializes in area denial. There’s also a new hero named Lana, a powerful mage who protects her allies with shields. Blacksmith and Electric Monk will both have limited-time mirror match modes where players can learn how to play as and against the new units, and Lana will be given to all players to celebrate the 100-day anniversary of Defense Derby for free.

Here’s some additional information about the new characters:

New Hero: Lana

  • Type: Magic

  • Faction: Human

  • Ability: Summon a shield at battle start

  • Skill: Divine Judgement

    • Targets a monster with the highest maximum HP, and refunds part of the cooldown on takedown

  • Acquisition methods: Granted as a free legendary card to all players on January 1

New Unit: Blacksmith

  • Type: Physical

  • Faction: Human

  • Ability: Forge, enhance hero attack power and speed

  • Specializes in taking down large groups of monsters and providing support with splash damage

  • Acquisition methods: Shop of Blessings, Lucky Draw, Featured Summon, and Step Up Pack

  • Limited time mode ‘Blacksmith Mirror Match’ will be available until January 11

New Unit: Electric Monk

  • Type: Magic

  • Faction: Beast

  • Ability: Electric Blast, creates a magnetic field when critical hits are made, damaging enemies in the surrounding unit

  • Limited time mode ‘Electric Monk Mirror Match’ will become available January 15 and end January 28

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About KRAFTON, Inc.

Based out of South Korea, KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios bound by a passion for creating innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers worldwide. Founded in 2007, KRAFTON consists of PUBG STUDIOS, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings, Striking Distance Studios, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds, 5minlab, Neon Giant and KRAFTON Montréal Studio, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties, including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDSThe Callisto ProtocolNEW STATE MOBILEMoonbreakerTERA and ELYON. With a team of 3,000 members across nine countries, KRAFTON is a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities as it seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information, visit