Design Notes

August 19, 2022

You'll Never Believe Which Royal Survives This Week!

Shadows of War: ShadowFlame Finale, Chapter II

Fear is spreading... and so is the ShadowFlame corruption. Malgor has stolen the Queen of Monsters' heart. Why? No one knows. Now the Mana Core itself -- or an entity within it -- has retaliated. You're losing control, and even your allies aren't safe from the Shadows' infection. This weekend, log in and battle alongside Empress Gravelyn of the ShadowScythe to prevent Malgor from escaping into the Timestream as we continue the Shadows of War Saga Finale!

Continue your adventure when you /join timekeep! See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Magical Reward Gear

The Mana Core contains the most pure magic available. Any mage drawing from the Core would be flooded with pure magic, overcome in a deluge of power which would burn through their physical, mental, and magical veins. It MUST be guarded to protect our world... and YOU are just the Hero to do it. 

Battle monsters in /timekeep for new drops, then talk to Empress Gravelyn after completing the story quests to unlock her merge shop with even more gear.

Boss Drops:

  • Mystical Acolyte armor
  • Mystical Acolyte’s Hood, Scarf, + Horns helms
  • Mystical Acolyte’s Swords Cape + Wings
  • Mystical Acolyte’s Mana Blade (single + dual wield)
  • Mystical Acolyte’s Axe (single + dual wield)

Merge Shop:

  • Mana Guardian armor
  • 3 Mana Guardian helms
  • 1 Mana Guardian cape
  • 1 Mana Guardian pet
  • Mana Guardian Spear
  • Mana Guardian Hammer (single + dual wield)

And if you haven't finished battling through Chapter I, don't miss out on the shadowy rewards waiting for you in the /ruinedcrown map!

Battle monsters in /ruinedcrown for reward drops, then talk to Lord Brentan after completing the story quests to unlock his merge shop with even more gear.

The Story so Far...

In the last chapter update, Alliance of Crowns, your hero gathered their allies as Malgor 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: play through the second chapter NOW in /timekeep
  • Chapter 3: releases next weekend
  • 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

Update to Boss Skills

The following bosses will no longer randomly delay their skills after they have have cooled down:

  • Epic Vordred
  • Huntress Valais
  • Training Golem
  • Ultra Avatar Tyndarius 
  • Ultra Fire Orb
  • Ancient Trigoras
  • Flibbitiestgibbet

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
  • 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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