Design Notes

July 01, 2022

Battle Darkon the Conductor

This Weekend: New Challenge Boss + Rewards

Last week, the finale of our fan-favorite Darkon's Saga: Elegy of Madness went live! We received a TON of feedback about how everyone was flooded with all the feels; this saga has truly become a fan-favorite. Now, the big question is... Did you truly fight Darkon at his full power? O_O This week, if you've completed Darkon's Saga finale in /theworld map, you can take on his Ultra Boss form: Darkon the Conductor! Log in this weekend and /join ultradarkon to assist La and the rest of The Scale members in knocking some sense back into their friend. 

Calling all Level 80 Heroes!

 Defeat Darkon to earn 5 Darkon Insignia per week, then use them to create new, supercharged reward gear.

Darkon's Debris 2 (Reconstructed): Darkon's restored axe in all of its glory.
Deals 75% more damage to humans when equipped
Creation cost: 20 Darkon Insignia

Dual Darkon's Debris 2 (Reconstructed)
Deals 75% more damage to humans when equipped
Creation cost: 20 Darkon Insignia

Empowered Darkon's Debris 1
Deals 35% more damage to all monsters and gives 25% more XP/CP/Gold/Rep when equipped
Creation cost: 25 Darkon Insignia

!!! A special surprise reward coming VERY SOON
Creation cost: Prince Darkon's Poleaxe and Darkon's Debris 2 (Reconstructed)

Upgrade Astravia Castle Past + Present II Houses
Both houses include a color customization room
Creation cost: 10 Darkon Insignia each

If you have both the houses, you can unlock a new quest in the /ultradarkon map. Complete it to create the Astravia Castle in Flux House!

  • This is a special version of the Astravia Castle II that can switch between the art for the past and present houses
  • Client-side change -- only the house owner will see the change and the button for it

Darkon's Finale Reward Gear

After such a rousing performance, Darkon wanted to leave you wanting JUST a bit more. That's why after you unlock the rewards in /theworld map, you'll be able to evolve several after defeating Darkon the Conductor in /ultradarkon! 

Darkon's Ultra Merge Shop:

  • Darkon's Debris 2 (Reconstructed) axe
  • Dual Darkon's Debris 2
  • Empowered Darkon's Debris 1 armor

The World House Shop:

  • Astravia Castle Past I 
  • Astravia Castle Present I 
  • Astravia Castle Past II
  • Astravia Castle Present II
  • Ring of Creation (Activated)

Both the Astravia Castle Past / Present I Houses require the Astravia Castle House dropped by La in /astraviajudge. 

New Encore Darkon Reward Drops:

  • House Guest Darkon
  • House Guest King Drago
  • House Guest Prince Drago
  • House Guest Prince Darkon

New Reward Drop from Ti in /theworld:

  • House Guest Helmetless Ti

Even more house guests will be available in early July as Daily Login gift drops, too!

The World Merge Shop Gear:

  • Darkon's Debris 1 armor
  • Darkon's Debris 2 (Recovered) axe
  • Darkon's Hair and Morph helms

Reward Drops from monsters in /theworld:

  • Ring Of Creation
  • House Guest Re
  • House Guest Mi
  • House Guest Fa
  • House Guest So
  • House Guest La
  • House Guest Ti
  • House Guest Suki

Even more house guests will be available in early July as Daily Login gift drops, too!

Elegy of Madness Saga Finale

If you have not played through the saga finale in /theworld yet... NOW IS THE TIME! Witness Darkon's story from its grave beginning in /garden to its tragic end. You have born witness to Darkon’s past and the reason for his ceaseless drive. A sacrifice has been demanded and the time for justice is at hand. Lore is on the brink of being erased and replaced with a more perfect reality. The fate of the world... and the prince... is in your hands. How will YOU choose to end the Elegy of Madness?

If you have not played through the previous chapters of Darkon's Elegy of Madness... your time is at hand!

Darkon's Saga Order

  • Part 1: /garden
  • Part 2: /eridani
  • Part 3: /astravia
  • Part 4: /astraviacastle
  • Part 5: /astraviajudge
  • Part 6: /eridanipast
  • Part 7: /firstobservatory
  • Part 8: /astraviapast
  • Part 9: genesisgarden
  • Part 10: /theworld

Bonus! Ultra Boss Battles

  • Battle Drago in /ultradrago
  • Battle Darkon in /ultradarkon

Darkon's Chorus: Curtain Call

Over two years ago, we first ventured into the dark, deadly and, in all honesty, horrifyingly nightmarish shadows of AdventureQuest Worlds' artist, Darkon's mind. Together with AQWorlds writer, Cylisse, they've crafted a ten-part tale that will leave you feeling both terrified *and* intrigued. This saga has been called one of the best in AdventureQuest Worlds... and the saga finale is here at last. 

Why end it? Because THIS story is complete. And Darkon wants to go out on... *cough* a high note. (We just HAD to include one more music pun. Now I'll give it a rest. A whole rest.)

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Summer's heating up, and so are our weekly game releases! Check out the June 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. 

  • Friday, July 15:  Rare daily login gifts from June 13 - 30
  • Friday, July 22: Father's Day of Doom events in /nursery and /dreadforest
  • Friday, July 29: Debris 297 set + Bloodmoon Faerie set, 4th of July + Canada Day items
  • Sunday, July 31:  Rare daily login gifts from July 1 -  17, National Day drops

Daily Gift Schedule

2022 has been a CRAZY year so far... but Summer is almost here! 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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