Nine Parchments: Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.1.0)

In this post, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Nine Parchments on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 5th 2017 in Europe and North America, and December 7th 2017 in Japan).

How to download updates for Nine Parchments for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Nine Parchments, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game’s icon in the Home Menu and press – or + to get to the options screen. The version number is displayed below the title.

Click here for more Software updates!

Nine Parchments – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date:  June 6th 2018 (North America) / June 7th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:



Ice Nova
• An Ice blastwave bursts around the caster, affecting anyone caught in its wake, slowing and freezing them
• Deals 50 Ice damage per cast
• 4 charges
• 4s charge regeneration time per charge

• Throwable ice spell that conjures a Icefall in a large area
• Deals 50 Ice damage per falling projectile
• 1 charge
• 18 second charge regeneration time per charge

Piercing Shadow
• A stream of shadow magic which pierces all targets, freezing and inflicting moderate damage
• Uses new element type: Shadow
• Pierces all enemies dealing 20 damage 4 times per second
• After channeling for 1.7 seconds powers up and deals 70 damage for the remainder of the channeling
• 13.2s regeneration time to full mana

Quick Chat
• Greet fellow students, ask for help, question their decisions and more, with fully voiced lines that change with your selected mood
• Spell order and character moods moved to options menu
• Using directional keys activates Quick Chat instead

Arena Gamemode:
• Recommended for level 40+ students
• Six Arena levels in total
• Five time attacks with a set amount of waves
• One partially randomized endless survival
• Leaderboards for the Arenas to compete with other players on

• Added a new playable character, Selius, who you can unlock in the new Arena levels
• Six new achievements to unlock new variations and skill trees for Selius

• Added two new staves that can be found in the new Arena levels

Staff of Shadows
• +8% Fire, Ice and Death power
• Blink deals 25 Death damage 2 times per second for 4 seconds

Staff of Nightmares
• +30% to all healing received
• +40% beam spell power for 7 seconds after Blinking

• Added 3 new hats that can be found in the new arena levels



Rudolfus the Strange
Dying Breath
• No longer provides damage resistance for each student in spirit state
• Instead adds +3% critical hit chance (max 15%) for each student in spirit state

Marvek the Torrid
• Deals 20 damage over 10 seconds (max 100 damage over 10 seconds)
• Stacks up to 5 times

Spell adjustments:
Cursed Fireball Rain
• Increased damage from 25 to 50
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 40 to 20
• Reduced delay between projectiles 0.33 to 0.2
• Stomp speed from 10 to 12

Poison Flower
• Flight speed from 12 to 16
• Stomp speed from 10 to 12
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 20 to 17

Electric Totem
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 180 to 60

Bouncing Heal
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 60 to 25

Chain Death
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 45 to 35

Steal Heal
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 60 to 45

Electric Wave
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 15 to 10

Deadly Sacrificial Bomb
• Reduced charge regeneration time from 45 to 30

Staff adjustments:
Gislan’s Staff of Verdure
• Increased damage from 30 to 40

The Staff of Serenity
• Increased Life spell power from 10% to 15%

The Searing Staff
• Melee now deals 40 fire damage instead of physical
• Increased chance to deal bonus damage from 20% to 25%
• Increased bonus damage from 20 to 100

The Eventide Icicle
• No longer gives +5% elemental resistance
• Instead has a 40% chance to freeze melee attacker for 5s

The Copper Rod
• Increased chance to stun target in melee from 10% to 20%

Owl’s Lightning Rod
• Increased Lightning spell charges from 15% to 25%

The Wolfram Rod
• Shorter stun duration from 25% to 50%

Nim’s Enchanted Broom
• Increased chance to deal additional damage from 20% to 50%
• Increased Steam damage from 15 to 30

Nim’s Boreal Broom
• Increased max stack amount from 3 to 30
• Reduced damage per stack from 2 to 1
• Reduced duration from 10 seconds to 3 seconds

The Staff of Quackening
• Chance that Blink regenerates itself increased from 15% to 20%

  • List of changes:
  • adds the Astral Challenges DLC (6 new Arena levels, new unlockable character) [click here for more details]
  • adds quick chat

Nine Parchments – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: March 16th 2018 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:
  • A few changes to save slot menu
  • Fixed an issue with Everbloom that caused the game to crash
  • Fixed some dialog lines not playing properly
  • Fixed an issue when players could get disconnected when loading into Astral Academy
  • Various battle config fixes in the last few levels (in some cases the battle would not trigger or enemies could spawn off the battle-area)
  • New Icon
  • Support for video capture enabled

Nine Parchments – Ver. 1.0.1

  • Release date: January 17th 2018 (North America) / January 18th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Multiple saves are now added

After the patch you can have up to ten games stored at the same time. So there is no need to overwrite your current run if you want to play with your friends for a while.

Other fixes

• Online game can be started alone, no need to wait for others to join in the lobby
• A lot of bug fixes to different kinds of issues of camera not moving and enemies not spawning or dying correctly
• Changes to the online matchmaking logic
• Fix to the ”The Hero of Trine” Amadeus not unlocking if Amadeus dead when the boss is defeated
• Other minor fixes



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