Design Notes

August 26, 2022

Shadows of War: Fate of the Champions

The Shadows of War Saga Finale Continues This Weekend

Last weekend, Malgor escaped into the TimeStream, the Mana corruption was spreading, and you might just be going insane. Now... things just got worse. This weekend: get ready for WAR! For the Avatars to help you hunt Malgor, four Elemental Champions needed to serve as their shields, but the strain may destroy them completely. The speed of your victory will determine their fate + time is running out!

Log in this weekend, as we continue the Shadows of War Saga finale: 

  • Fight the strange creatures of the TimeStream
  • Turn in war quests to raise the war meter
  • Unlock a war chest at 50%
  • Unlock the war boss at 100%

The Elemental Champions’ HP bars will continue to drop the longer the war takes. If they reach 0… the consequences will be real, lasting, and impact the future of the game’s storyline. 

Elemental Reward Gear

Wipe out the strange creatures roaming the Timestream and hunt Malgor down to save your friends, your sanity, and the world... and unlock all-new reward sets! 

Merge Shop:

  • Bright Mana Flame set (1 armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 1 sword, 1 bow)
  • Dark Mana Flame set (1 armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 1 sword, 1 bow)*
  • Green Dragon Slayer set (1 armor, 2 helms, 1 cape, 1 polearm)
  • Dark Dragon Slayer set (1 armor, 2 helms, 1 cape, 1 polearm)

50% War Chest:

  • Burning Void Warrior armor
  • 3 helms
  • 1 Gauntlet
  • 1 orb pet

War Boss Drops: 2 full armor sets 

* The Dark Mana Flame set will go rare September 16, 2022.

The Story so Far...

In the last chapter update, Heart of a Queen, your hero battled alongside Empress Gravelyn to prevent Malgor from escaping into the Timestream as he began his final attemp to his final attempt to conquer EVERYTHING... and destroy our world in a tidal wave of despair, darkness, and shadow. 

Shadows of War: ShadowFlame Finale

  • Chapter 1: begin the adventure in /ruinedcrown
  • Chapter 2: hunt Malgor in /timekeep
  • Chapter 3: battle through the Timestream war NOW in /streamwar
  • Chapter 4: arrives next month
  • Chapter 5: coming soon
  • Chapter 6: coming soon

The Shadows of War Saga

Malgor, Leader of the ShadowFlame army, seeks to destroy our world completely... by corrupting the ley lines of Lore -- the veins of magic running through our world. If he succeeds, he will be unstoppable, and we will all be very, VERY dead.

  • The First Encounter: /join shadowwar
  • Teja the Pirate Queen: /join granitecove
  • Jinx the Cat Burglar: /join junkhoard
  • Attack on Arcangrove: /join shadowgrove
  • Mahou the Spirit Mage: /join aozorahills
  • Attack on Mythsong: /join shadowsong
  • Alliance of Evil: /join darkally
  • The Chaos Twins: /join chaosamulet
  • Chaos & Shadows: /join lagunabeach
  • Attack on the Mirror Realm: /join shadowoff
  • Shadows of Chaos: /join forestreach
  • ShadowFlame Onslaught: /join fireplanewar
  • Shadows of War Finale: /join ruinedcrown

See the full Shadows of War Saga Guide here

This Week's Class Balance Updates

The AQWorlds Class Balance team has been hard at work reviewing your feedback and the in-game performance our live classes. Just released: another round of balance updates to help you get the most out of each battle!

Read more about our latest updates, balance changes, and improvements to another group of classes in this weekend's Class Balance Design Notes!

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Summer's heating up, and so are our weekly game releases! Check out the release calendar to see what's happening and when things leave so you don't miss a moment, a battle, or a limited time reward. 


Wednesday, August 31: 

  • Summer 2022 collection
  • rare Daily Gifts from 8/1 - 8/14
  • August National Day items
  • Rangda, Kala, and Ultra Kala maps

Thursday, September 1: August seasonal set (Urban Samurai) leaves at 12:01 AM EST

Friday, September 16:

  • rare Anime Parody items: Howling Wizard of Haven set, Vengeful DragonMage set, and anime-inspired enchanted weapons + cape
  • Extra Credit seasonal map and reward gear
  • Dark Mana Flame set from the /streamwar merge shop
  • rare Daily Gifts from 8/15 - 8/31

Friday, September 30: 

  • rare Daily Gifts from 9/1 - 9/14
  • September National Day items

Daily Gift Schedule

We've got something new for you every day of the week. Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! 

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games. 

Download the Artix Games Launcher at  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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