Design Notes

December 31, 2020

2020 Honorable Hero Rewards

Log in to get your Honorable Hero Prize 

As a way of saying "thanks!" to the heroes who did not get muted or banned in 2020 (an even greater feat than in normal years!). In this year of unprecendented challenges, you kept your cool, followed the rules without fail, and emerged from the fires still standing strong. As an incentive for everyone to keep following the rules in 2021, we are awarding players who helped keep AdventureQuest Worlds a positive, fun, and family-friendly game!

What's an honorable hero, you ask? Good question! They are what true in-game heroes and role models are, and we want to reward them for a year's worth of good behavior... with 500 FREE AdventureCoins and a character page badge! 

Starting today, if your hero account meets the following requirements:

  • Did not receive a 24 hour or longer in-game mute or ban in 2020
  • Not currently disabled
  • Logged in between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020
  • Level 11 or higher 
  • Created your account before January 1st, 2021

You've already been awarded your 500 AdventureCoins and should see your a character page badge now. 

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December 30, 2020

Get 50% more FREE ACs

Our Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus is now available

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any Adventure or Membership package for a limited time! So if you want to get a gift for that special someone (or yourself) this is a great time to do it! And speaking of gifts... Tinsel's giftboxes open Friday, and the Honorable Hero badge arrives this week, too.

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

For the first time in years, we are adding a new 40,000 AdventureCoin package! Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

And in the spirit of the holiday season... we will award an MIoDA for every $100 USD spent on AC and membership packages* between November 18th, 2020 and 6 PM EST on December 4th, 2020. 

* Excluding the new 40k AC pack. If you bought that, you've already unlocked your MIoDA!

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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December 30, 2020

2020 is... OVER!

A Bright New Year is Waiting...

Tonight, /join newyear to replay all our holiday events and -- if you're impatient for 2021 to get here (I am pretty sure we ALL are…) take out your rage on the 2020 Ball monster. Head North from the Enter area and defeat it for a chance to get the pieces of the Name set. Battle your way through the first adventure of 2021 as you race to stop the rogue Chronomancer, Au'eir, from releasing the Chronocide and destroying time itself!

 

Starting tonight, you'll also be able to re-play through all our previous New Year's events in...

  • newyears
  • newyearlab
  • darksun
  • frostmane
  • grimattack
  • cathedral
  • everfrost
  • chronophoenix
  • and now timeritual

Then return on Friday, January 1st for new 2021 rare drops, shop gear, our January seasonal set, and the ContractKeeper of Nulgath upgrade bonus pack! Plus, Tinsel's Giftboxes will open and the Honorable Hero 2020 character page badge arrives this week!

New Year's Rare Gear

And don't miss the New Year's 2021 Rares gear! Find the Duality Sorceress set in your Game Menu starting tonight. 

New Year's Rewards

We have 13 new holiday monster drops ready and waiting for you tonight, and another 13 arriving on January 1st! Battle the 2021 Ball Monster in /newyear and the boss in /timeritual to collect them all!

Tomorrow: "Made it Through 2020" Badge

It is January 1, 2020. Through a year of unprecedented challenges, you kept going. You didn’t stop. That’s what heroes do. 

As 2021 begins, the heroes of Lore and all of you in our video game community will battle through new adventures, face unfamiliar challenges, and achieve even greater victories the way we always have. Together. 

We had jokingly promised that you deserved a badge just for making it through the craziness of 2020. No one is laughing now, but you crossed the finish line. 

 

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 Your badge is waiting for you. Talk to Valencia in Battleon tomorrow and complete her quest for your badge.

Happy new year, everyone, and thank you for making Artix Entertainment’s video games possible!

January 2021 Event Calendar

January is a month of new beginnings and birthdays in AQWorlds! To help ALL our heroes celebrate the new year and our many team birthdays, we’ve got a host of new events, new rewards, and new daily login gifts! 

See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming next week:

  • Thursday: Party Time Twig pet
  • Friday: 72 hour Gold, Rep, XP, and Class Points server boosts
  • Saturday: Timeseeker Staff
  • Sunday: Timeseeker Daggers

Get the Artix Games Launcher

Adobe Flash Player is stopping support on December 31st, but never fear! We've created the Artix Games Launcher so that you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games... no Flash Player plug-in or web browser needed!  Get the Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher

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December 30, 2020

Donated Item of Awesomeness Update

IoDA Redemption “Undo” Phase Out

Hi everyone!  This is Zohrah!  A lot of you know me as the IoDA Lady.  Today, I’ve asked Alina to post the next phase of the IoDA changes for me, but I wanted to write to you all myself.

First of all, thank you all for your support of the IoDA system.  I’m so glad that so many of you enjoy it so much!  It’s been fun and interesting helping everyone out these past 2 years!

The IoDA system was always intended to become strictly automated, player’s being able to get their own prizes, since it was conceived.  It’s had to go through some seemingly wild changes to get to that point as we tested everything, from the Wheel of Doom spin security, to how to go about automating the prize placement.

On our last update, we got the automated prize placement working and out to everyone.  At that time, we allowed a one time only Undo choice per account.  This was due to how I had previously not awarded prizes until 24 hours after the request came in, in case players changed their mind on what they wanted.  

There have never been any time limits on when you can turn these wonderful little tokens in. You have all the time you want to look at items, check the Wiki, ask your friends questions, and make a decision on what the exact item you want is.

And now for the sad news.  As of February 1, 2021, we will no longer be doing any Undo requests for items you chose.  Having to Undo prize placements was still a manual process, and we’ve found that it is not a sustainable option we can continue to offer. So just make sure you take as much time as you need to check… and double-check… (even triple-check!!!) the item you want before you choose it!  

We will still honor any requests which come in between now and January 31st, but after that, we'll begin following this new policy and will not be able to undo any mistakes.   

Please, take your time and make sure you are getting the EXACT prize you want!

I hope to see you all again soon on an even more exciting project!


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December 29, 2020

Last Chance for Northern Wanderer

Available every year from December 1st - 31st

Winter is coming (for many of you, it's already here!), and so are all our snow-covered, ice-laden, gift-bearing holiday events! To help ALL our heroes celebrate, this month's seasonal set features the Northern Wanderers - the Northern Wanderer and Fallen Wanderer armors.

December Set: The Northern Wanderer

Unlock the Northern Wanderer and Fallen Wanderer armors and all their accessories!

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon.

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 4,000 ACs, so getting all the gear from the Northern Wanderers pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 2,000 ACs).

The set includes:

  • Northern Wanderer Armor
  • Fallen Wanderer Armor
  • 5 helms 
  • 6 capes
  • 3 weapons
  • character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
January: ArchFiend OverLord
February: Obsidian Samurai
March: Legion Warseeker
April: Bio-War Cultist
May: Lord of the J-Sixth + Lightning Lich Lord
June: ShadowZard Mount + Rider
July: Flameborn + Underworld Summoner
August: Urban Assassins
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November: Harvest Hunters
December: Northern Wanderer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as the monthly upgrade bonus? 

Monthly upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

This set will return EVERY December, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2019, or 2020, or 2021, etc.

If this isn't the monthly upgrade bonus, what IS the bonus in December?

The next upgrade bonus will be available from December 7th - January 4th, and are the golden and platinum color-custom Northern Royalty armors. 

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through November 30th.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

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December 25, 2020

Merry Frostval!

Gifts, Gift, and MORE GIFTS!

It is time to let the SLAY bells ring! Head to the /Gifthulu map to battle an all-new boss monster stocked with gifts galore. Plus, find our fourth Frostval Gift, the 0 AC Frostval DragonSlayer, in Tinsel's Gift Boxes shop. Merry Frostval!


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December 23, 2020

Frostval Gift: 500 Free AdventureCoins

Confirm your Email to Unlock our 2020 Holiday Gift!

Every year, we award free AdventureCoins to all of our heroes who have been battling alongside us through the winter events... and this year is no exception! Just in time for Frostval, we are giving 500 FREE AdventureCoins to all heroes with a confimed email address as our way of saying "thanks!" for logging in and participating in the releases we've created for you! 

To unlock the free ACs, you'll need to:

  1. Have a confirmed email address
  2. Log into the game through the Artix Games Launcher
  3. Enjoy your free 500 ACs!

Make sure you have a confirmed email address and log in before January 31st, 2021! If your email is already confirmed, THANKS! 

Happy Holidays from Artix, Alina, and the AQW Team!

Need to update your AQW Account with an active email address?

  1. Head to account.aq.com
  2. Enter your Username and Password, then Login
  3. Click on the Account Settings link on the left
  4. Click on the Change Email button
  5. Insert your New Email, and Retype New Email, and Submit 
  6. In a bit, you should have an email in your inbox from: AdventureQuest Worlds MMORPG ([email protected]) with a subject line of: =AQW= AdventureQuest Worlds Confirmation

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December 22, 2020

Frostval Limited Quantity Set Update

Frostval LQS Sets go on sale tomorrow at 6 PM EST

Meeeeeeeerry Frostval, Heroes! We've got a blindingly-brilliant set of gear for all you real-life rare collectors. Find the Permafrost and Frozensoul Chaos Champion sets, the final quantities of the Frost Dracolich Rider set, the Frostlorn Weapon Pack, and more on the Limited Quantity Sets page inside your account manager starting this Wednesday, December 23rd, at 6 PM EST! Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore and on your character page! 

Restock Schedule

  • 6:00 PM EST Wednesday night, 12/23 (initial stock)
  • 10:00 PM EST Wednesday night, 12/23
  • 2:00 AM EST Thursday, 12/24
  • 6:00 AM Thursday, 12/24
  • 10:00 AM Thursday, 12/24
  • 2:00 PM Thursday, 12/24
  • 6:00 PM Thursday, 12/24
  • 10:00 PM EST Thursday night, 12/24 (final restock)
Name Price Total Qty       Initial Stock      Restock     
FrozenSoul Chaos Champion   1,500 AC   3,000 1,950 150
Frostlorn Warrior   1,500 AC      3,000 1,950 150
FrozenSoul Twins   1,000 AC   3,000 1,950 150
Frost Dracolich Rider    2,000 AC   1,168 468 100
Golden Royal Knight    1,000 AC   356 181 25
PermaFrost Chaos Champion    100,000g mem   13,000 2,500 1,500
Frostlorn Weapon Pack   50,000g   15,000 4,500 1,500

Note: These are the final quantities for Frost Dracolich Rider and Golden Royal Knight... once they are sold out, they'll never return!

Frostlorn Warrior

Price: 1,500 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 3,000
Initial stock quantity: 1,950
Restock: 150

  • 1 armor
  • 8 helms, capes, and weapons
  • Character page badge

FrozenSoul Chaos Champion

Price: 1,500 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 3,000
Initial stock quantity: 1,950
Restock: 150

  • 1 armor
  • 8 helms, capes, and weapons
  • Character page badge

FrozenSoul Chaos Twins

Price: 1,000 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 3,000
Initial stock quantity: 1,950
Restock: 150

  • 2 armors
  • 4 helms
  • 1 pet
  • Character page badge

PermaFrost Chaos Champion

Price: 100,000 gold (member-only)
Total # of sets: 13,000
Initial stock quantity: 2,500
Restock: 1,500

  • 1 armor
  • 8 helms, capes, and weapons
  • Character page badge

PermaFrost Chaos Champion

Price: 50,000 gold (for all players)
Total # of sets: 15,000
Initial stock quantity: 4,500
Restock: 1,500

  • 8 weapons
  • Character page badge

Frost Dracolich Rider Set

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 1,168
Initial stock quantity: 468
Restock: 100

  • 3 armors (Dark + Light Frost Dracolich Riders and Guard)
  • 17 helms, capes, and weapons
  • Character page badge

Golden Royal Knight of Swordhaven

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 356
Initial stock quantity: 181
Restock: 100

  • Set includes armor, helm, cape, and hammer
  • Metal is gold, fabric is color customizable
  • Character page badge

What is a Limited Quantity Set?

The Limited Quantity Sets are just what they sounds like... each set has a certain quantity and once that number has sold out then that's it. The total number of sets is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 items left on the web page, that's what we've got left in stock.

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on AQ.com (not into the game!) 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore 
  4. Get all the items in the badge shop for 0 ACs (yay free storage!)
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December 18, 2020

Get 50% more FREE ACs

Our 2020 Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus is now available

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any Adventure or Membership package until January 6th! If you're excited about this weekend's Frostval 2020 Collection chest, Quibble's shop, and the upcoming Frostval Limited Quantity Packs coming Wednesday, December 25h... now's the time to top up your ACs.

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

For the first time in years, we are adding a new 40,000 AdventureCoin package! Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

And in the spirit of the holiday season... we will award an MIoDA for every $100 USD spent on AC and membership packages* between November 18th, 2020 and 6 PM EST on December 4th, 2020. 

* Excluding the new 40k AC pack. If you bought that, you've already unlocked your MIoDA!

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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December 18, 2020

Frostval 2020 Event

Something is not right in Frostvale...

The moglins of Frostvale were excited about the holiday, just like every year. But this year... something just isn't right. The sun is growing dim, and the cold has a strange flavor. Sick and sour and unsettling. The little moglins cry for no reason; villagers feel a darkness inside -- despair? -- that they cannot explain. It’s getting bad enough that they may have to cancel Frostval… unless YOU can find out what’s causing this and stop it.

This weekend, log in then /join howardshill and talk to Blizzy to begin our newest holiday event!

  • Explore until you find the source of the growing darkness
  • Talk to Howard, a maudlin hermit living on the hill above Frostvale
  • Quest to help Howard heal rom the wounds of his past
  • Find the source of the corruption staining Frostvale... whatever it is!

Frostval 2020 Rewards

We've got a sleigh fullof rewards coming your way this weekend! Battle the boss mosnter in /howardshill to find to find the Blizzy Protec Battle Pet plus new pets and capes, then slay monsters to gather the resources needed to create the pieces of the Arctic Eldritch armor set in the merge shop.

Frostval Gift... the Second

Log in to get a new, special Frostval 2020 holiday gift each week this month! This Friday, you new gift is a free 0 AC Ski Lodge House! Find it in Quibble's Shop for 0 ACs. If you have the Bag of Gems Quest Cape from the Frostval 2020 collection, complete the quest at ANY time and the house will drop as a 0 AC reward.

  • Frostval Gift, Week 1: Gold Cap Increase
  • Frostval Gift, Week 2: rare 0 AC Ski Lodge House
  • Frostval Gift, Week 3: ???
  • Frostval Gift, Week 4: ???

PLUS find a new server boosts, item, or farming resource boost added every day

Daily Gift Schedule

Happy holidays, Hero! Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming next week:

  • Saturday: Giftbox pets 
  • Sunday: Giftbox pets
  • Monday: 48 hour ALL server boosts to celebrate Sora to Hoshi's 10 year anniversary with AE
  • Tuesday: Giftbox pets
  • Wednesday: 48 Hour Class Points Boost
  • Thursday: 0 AC pet
  • Friday: 72 hour ALL server boosts to celebrate Frostval
  • Saturday: Void Aura boost
  • Sunday: Giftbox pets

Get the Artix Games Launcher

Download the launcher and enjoy Artix Entertainment's most popular games, no Flash Player or web browser needed. Get the Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher

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December 18, 2020

Quibble's Frostval 2020 Collection Chest

Unlock 75+ rare items in our Frostval 2020 Collection

Our very own time-traveling sales moglin is BACK in Battleon with a shop full of ice-cold gear from the past, present, and future. And for all you holiday-loving heroes, our Frostval 2020 Featured Collection chest is here! Get all of Quibble's rare gear plus an exclusive character page badge.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's 26,000 ACs worth of gear for only 10k) or
  • Check Quibble's shop in Battleon to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 75 items, including:

  • Frostval 2020 Collection pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • Frost Shaman armor set
  • Arctic and Blizzard Naval Commanders
  • Void Santy Claws armor set
  • Festive ArchMage armor set
  • Celestial Claws Suit armor set
  • Frostval Blessing armor set
  • Color-customizable Jully Frostval Suit armor set 
  • Frostval Cutie Bank Cape
  • Holly Jolly Quibble Bank Pet
  • Cape of Gems Badge pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

This week's collection inclues: 

  • 9 armors
  • 31 helms
  • 17 weapons
  • 14 capes
  • 2 pets
  • 1 bank pet
  • 1 bank cape

Amd even more items will be added next week! 

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive collection chest pet and quest cape, all of the gear contained inside the collection chest shop will also be available to buy individually in Quibble's Frostval 2020 Rares shop.

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December 17, 2020

Download the Artix Games Launcher

Flash Player is Going Away... But We've Got You Covered

The grim reaper is coming for Flash... but that's OK, we future proofed our web-based games! Using the Artix Games Launcher removes the need for a browser or the Flash Plugin.

And starting today, you'll see a new log in screen for each of our regularly-updated Flash games encouraging you to download and log in and play using the Artix Launcher.*

Plus, we've added a character page badge for all of the AdventureQuest Worlds heroes who've downloaded and are using the Artix Games Launcher... as an extra reward for embracing the future!

SUPPORTED GAMES

  • AdventureQuest Worlds
  • EpicDuel
  • AdventureQuest
  • DragonFable
  • MechQuest
  • Oversoul
  • AdventureQuest 3D (Sorta - the button will open the game in STEAM)
  • IdleQuest

DOWNLOAD THE ARTIX GAMES LAUNCHER

You can download the Artix Games Launcher on your PC or Mac computer. The Launcher should also work for most newer Linux distros (64-bit) that have Applemage support such as Ubuntu 18.04+, Manjaro and Pop_OS.

Do you need an older version of the Launcher?  Find it Here
Having trouble with the launcher? Game Launcher Support

Artix Launcher Reviews

"Considering how Flash Player is going away soon, there is no better way to play some of the best flash games on the internet than with Artix Game Launcher." - rockybytes.com

"I am so ready for this Launcher Transition. I've already uninstalled Flash Player. And I've for long played AQWorlds and DragonFable on launcher anyways. This just ensures that we get to play our beloved childhood memories for YEARS to come!" - AQW player, Valoth Dissidia

Artix Launcher FAQ

What is the Artix Games Launcher?
The Artix Games Launcher is a downloadable client that lets you log in and play our Flash browser games straight from your desktop computer.

Is the Artix Games Launcher safe?
You bet! All downloads from any official Artix Entertainment game or website are safe and will not give your computer or network viruses.

How do I run the Launcher on Linux?
If you are running Linux, you may have to make the .applmage executable depending on what file manager you are using. In most cases, simply right click -> properties -> permissions -> check allow executing or in the terminal: chmod +x ./Artix_Games_Launcher-x86_64.AppImage.

Does the Launcher work on Chromebooks?
Artix Entertainment does not have an official ChromeOS version of the Artix Games Launcher for use on Chromebooks. Chromebooks have an option to run Linux alongside ChromeOS using a tool called "Crouton." Here is a guide for now to install Linux on your Chromebook. Once you've installed Linux on your Chromebook, you can download the Linux version of the Artix Games Launcher on your device.

What about other Artix Games?
Our first cross platform game is AdventureQuest 3D. This game can be played on iOS/Android devices and via Steam.

HeroSmash will not be playable via the Artix Games Launcher. We will leave the game online and available for heroes with existing accounts for as long as the internet allows. 

Our mobile games are AdventureQuest: BattleGemsAdventureQuest: DragonsAdventureQuest: Undead Assault and BioBeasts. These games can be played on iOS/Android devices and BattleGems can also be played on Kindle devices.

Will you convert your Flash Games to Mobile?
We would like to convert all our most popular older Flash games to mobile or create new versions of them. The Omni team is currently working on converting AdventureQuest Worlds to its next version, AQW Mobile, which will be playable on mobile devices, your computer, and maybe more! 

* If you are a fan of the classic log in screens, never fear. We've included a link to them, and will leave them up as long as we are able... or until the internet forces us to change plans.

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December 16, 2020

2021 Calendar Class: Nechronomancer

Unlock the exclusive class when you get the 2021 Calendar

When you get the 2021 Calendar from HeroMart, you'll unlock in-game rewards inside AQ3D, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, EpicDuel, and the Nechronomancer Class / Armor set in AQWorlds.

Although calendar classes have been traditionally solo focused, we decided to do something different this time around; so with that being said, this year’s farming focused calendar class relies on its necromancy arts to wither down its foes and its time magic to buff itself up and tear open portals through time.

Nechronomancer Details

Description: Recommended enhancements: Lucky, Fighter. Time and death, two things a dragon thought they would never fear.

Mana Regen: Nechronomancers gain mana from all hits landed in combat, and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to *their own* HP total.

Skill Breakdown

Mortification

Rank needed: 1 / Auto Attack
Target: Enemy
Max Targets: 3
Type: Physical
Range: Infinite
Cooldown: 1.5 seconds

Conjure a forbidden hex that deals damage to up to 3 targets and infects their cells with Necrosis, dealing additional damage to them over 5 seconds, stacks to 5. Auto attacking targets affected by Necrosis heals you for a portion of the damage dealt, increased by each stack.

Your main source of healing, the more you stack Necrosis on a target, the more you heal. At first glance it may seem like a lot of healing, but you’re going to need it!

Bleeding Time

Rank needed: 1
Target: Enemy

Max Targets: 3
Type: Physical
Range: Infinite
Mana Cost: 0
Cooldown: 2 seconds

Use your life essence to tap into the power of time. Deals damage to up to 3 targets and applies a stack of Chaos Rift for each target hit. Stacks to 4 and lasts 30 seconds. Also applies Passage of Time for 8 seconds, both effects are used to empower your other abilities. You also go into an Eternal Frenzy, increasing your outgoing damage by 6% for 4 seconds, stacks to 9. Costs 10% of your maximum HP per target hit. 

It might be a farming focused class but the Temporal Rift aura isn’t going anywhere! For those unaware, Temporal Rift is an aura that is found on most (looking at you, TimeKiller) calendar classes and is usually their primary source of damage. When the first stack of Temporal Rift is applied, all damage you deal is stored, and then upon using your Rift Collapse skill, a percentage of that damage done in the last 10 seconds prior to using that skill is dealt to your target, multiplied by any additional stacks of Temporal Rift you have (up to 4) and the skill’s damage multiplier. One thing to note is that since this skill hits up to 3 targets, Temporal Rift (or Chaos Rift, in this case) can be stacked faster than ever before!

Additionally this skill also stacks your outgoing damage so your abilities can pack even more of a punch, just remember that this skill costs HP to use, so using it too much without taking the time to heal could spell trouble.

Temporal Reanimation

Rank needed: 2
Target: Enemy
Max Targets: 3
Type: Physical
Range: Infinite
Mana Cost: 13
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Your mastery of time magic combined with your necromancy arts allow you to raise undead in an instant. Summons undead minions that attack up to 3 targets and applies Travelling Through Time, increasing your Haste by 30% for 8 seconds. If Passage of Time is active, applies Foreseeable Future, increasing your Crit Chance by 20% for 8 seconds, stacks to 3. 

Your primary buff skill that should max out your Haste and Crit Chance, this allows for more consistent damage output.

ShadowScythe’s Past

Rank needed: 3
Target: Enemy
Max Targets: 3
Type: Physical
Range: Infinite
Mana Cost: 13
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Tear open a portal in time and draw upon immense power from a past battle. Hits up to 3 targets and deals increased damage for each stack of Necrosis on them. After a short moment, your primary target takes damage based on the amount you’ve dealt while under the effects of Chaos Rift in the past 10 seconds. Consumes Necrosis and Chaos Rift stacks. Always hits but can’t crit.

Immense power from a past battle, I wonder what that could be? Your “Rift Collapse” skill but with a bit of a twist as it also consumes your primary source of healing in order to do extra damage to your targets. Good thing Necrosis stacks fast. 

ShadowScythe’s Future

Rank needed: 5
Target: Enemy
Max Targets: 3
Range: Infinite
Mana Cost: 13
Cooldown: 3.5 seconds

Relive the rebirth of your Empress. If you have stacks of Chaos Rift, they are consumed to apply Empress’s Awakening which heals you after 1 second and consumes all stacks of Eternal Frenzy. Also applies debuffs based on your active effects to up to 3 additional targets:

Travelling Through Time: -20% Dodge
Foreseeable Future: +20% damage taken
Passage Of Time: -20% Hit Chance

Effects last for 10 seconds.

Your emergency heal (if you need it) and monster debuff skill. The fun thing about this skill is that if you don’t have Chaos Rift stacks when you use it, you can debuff your targets while still being able to keep your Eternal Frenzy stacks, use this to your advantage. 

Passives

Clairvoyance

Rank needed: 4
Type: Passive
Hit Chance and Dodge increased by 10%

Lingering Darkness 

Rank needed: 4
Type: Passive
HoT and DoT power increased by 10%

Dracolich Armor 

Rank needed: 10
Type: Passive
Damage taken reduced by 35%

Conclusion

Nechronomancer is a unique farming class that can effectively handle all ranges of mob farming. Lean to a more aggressive playstyle by stacking Eternal Frenzy for more damage at the risk of running low on HP, or lean to a more defensive playstyle by constantly awakening the power of the Empress for extra healing, but at the cost of damage output. Though regardless of how you decide to use the class, you must always show your foes the supreme power of the ShadowScythe!

Timeless Chronomancer Class Update

Two years ago, we tried a new method of releasing calendar classes. The Underworld and Corrupted Chronomancer classes shared a core group of skills (the Timeless Chronomancer class skills) but came with unique consumable items which evolved those base skills into the unique combinations used by the Underworld and Corrupted Chronomancers.* 

Based on your feedback, emails, and comments from social media and chat platforms, we're removing some confusion and complexity by discontinuing the use of consumable items in this year's class and future ones.

These were a fun experiment, and we love trying new things! But we believe going back to the more streamlined, faster-to-jump-into-battle way of releasing Calendar classes will be easier for all heroes to understand going forward.

This year's class, the Nechronomancer, has a new set of skills that we are use Good *and* Evil heroes alike will enjoy... and the time to /charge into battle is almost here! Pre-ordered calendars will begin shipping out tomorrow.

*(If you were one of the highly-trained heroes who enjoyed how the Underworld and Corrupted Chronomancer classes were set-up... good news! Those classes are not changing.)

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December 16, 2020

2021 Artix Calendar Update

Last Chance to Pre-order the 2021 Calendar

The 2021 calendars have arrived at the Secret Underground Lab! Stryche, Jongaar, and the HeroMart Sneevils are  processing them now O_O! That means pre-orders will end at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (that is tonight!).

Our packing sneevils have equipped extra padding, are armed with XXL rolls of shipping tape, and are about to initiate High-Velocity Packing Procedure 12.0 -- Reserve yours now and be among the first in line to have it shipped out.

Free Artix Points Gift Certificates

Happy Holidays from the HeroMart team! 

Get a free 1,000 Artix Points Gift Certificate when you pre-Order your 2021 Artix Calendar before 11:59 PM EST tonight.

Get a free 2,000 Artix Points Gift Certificate when you place an order worth $75 USD.*

* Shipping not included


2021 Calendar In-Game Rewards

Unlock Draconic Chronomancer in-game bonus rewards in:

  • AdventureQuest 3D
  • AdventureQuest Worlds
  • DragonFable
  • EpicDuel 
  • the original AdventureQuest 

Get the Collector's Edition of the 2021 Artix Calendar Poster and unlock the 12 x 18 bonus Draconic Chronomancer collector's print + an exclusive in-game pet.

Limited Time Holiday Deals

Head to www.Heromart.com to get all our holiday deals while supplies last and get your favorite real-life hero a special gift for the holidays. 

** Poster calendars not included

Zorbak Ugly Sweater T-Shirt

Zorbak maybe 100% ebil but you'll feel 100% awesome wearing this Zorbak Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt no matter on which side of the world you are celebrating Frostval. It's not as warm as a real sweater, but it's just as comfy.

Digital in-game rewards include:

  • Holiday Zorbak Pet and character page badge in
    AdventureQuest Worlds

THANK YOU!

Thank you for always supporting our games and creativity. So in addition for purchasing these newest items, they also come with exclusive in-game items and that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that you make all of this possible.

If you have any questions about your order, please contact the HeroMart Support team through our Help Pages

Battle on!
Stryche, Artix & the HeroMart team

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December 14, 2020

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  • The /creatures map is now accessible again.
  • Room 6 in /icewindwar can now be walked through.

Art Fixes:

  • DeadM0g pets scarf no longer changes colour.
  • HollowNight Pumpkin Lord (male and female) feet have stopped changing colours.
  • Fancy Goth of the Night Hat blinky issue resolved.
  • Soul of Chaos Human Armor (female) feet now CC.
  • Aoi no Hime Wings, Dragon of Time capes have a more normal tilt now.
  • Multiple weapons got flipped to be right side up.
  • Prismatic Hood glow is now CC.
  • Aspiring Necromancer (male) is no longer CC.
  • Blademaster armours got a little arm surgery to be able to properly hold weapons now.
  • Gilded Dragonlord (male) now has CC skin and eyes.
  • Celestial Commander's Morph + Locks and Celestial Commander's Hat + Morph now have correct eye colours.
  • Forest Beast Slayer (male) is no longer missing CC bits.
  • Auspicious Sheath no longer turns into Auspicious Sheathed Weapons when moving.
  • Charged Cyber Katana missing CC bit readded.
  • Claws' Little Helper is no longer phasing out in spots.

And of course, as Alina's Twitter announced earlier, we are looking at why the backhair helms stopped looking right in cutscenes!



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December 11, 2020

Get 50% more FREE ACs

Our 2020 Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus is now available

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any Adventure or Membership package until January 6th! If you're excited about this weekend's Frostval 2020 Collection chest, Quibble's shop, and the upcoming Frostval Limited Quantity Packs coming later this month... now's the time to top up your ACs.

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

For the first time in years, we are adding a new 40,000 AdventureCoin package! Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

And in the spirit of the holiday season... we will award an MIoDA for every $100 USD spent on AC and membership packages* between November 18th, 2020 and 6 PM EST on December 4th, 2020. 

* Excluding the new 40k AC pack. If you bought that, you've already unlocked your MIoDA!

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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December 11, 2020

Quest for the Conflagration Blade

Plane of Ice Dungeon Crawl

Abel, the Envoy of the Elemental Avatar of Ice, has a new challenge for you! Quest through the Elemental Plane of Ice to obtain the Conflagration Blade!

The last time the heroes of Lore saw Abel, you traversed the Ice Plane to discover his true identity as the Envoy of Kyanos! After spending many years honing his powers, Abel has discovered a mysterious dungeon housing the long forgotten Conflagration Blade, the sister sword of the Frozen Claymore!

Fight your way through powerful Ice Monsters as you quest for the Legendary Weapon and farm for the Envoy of Kyanos Armor Set!

This weekend, /join icedungeon to begin your adventure!

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

Envoy of Kyanos Rewards

Fight your way through the Ice Plane dungeon in order to earn the Conflagration Blade. Afterwards, farm for the Envoy of Kyanos sets!

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming up:

  • Saturday: new farming resource boost
  • Sunday: new armor set
  • Monday: double Class Points boost
  • Tuesday: new weapon pack
  • Wednesday: double XP boost
  • Thursday: new 0 AC pets
  • Friday: double Rep boost

Get the Artix Games Launcher

Download the launcher and enjoy Artix Entertainment's most popular games, no Flash Player or web browser needed. Get the Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher

 

 

 

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December 11, 2020

First Frostval Gift: Gold Cap Increase

Gold Cap Increases to One Hundred Million (100,000,000)

You began your adventures in Lore as a level 1 Hero with 0 gold. But this weekend, you'll finally be able to accumulate a RIDICULOUSLY LARGE amount of gold -- 100,000,000! We're pushing the gold cap ALL THE WAY to the max to end 2020 with a BANG.

The gold cap will be most useful for our higher-level heroes farming for end-game items, but EVERYONE can benefit by saving wisely. Along with the gold cap increases, we've made a few more changes:

  • Item requirements removed from /tercessuinotlim
  • Swindle Bilk updated
  • Swindle Bilk (and the Swindle Bilk-To Go Pet) have new quests
  • Swindle’s Return Policy quest updated 
  • Swindle now has a shop where you can exchange Unidentified 10 and/or gold for reagents
  • Stack limit increased on select Nulgath materials
  • Adjustments to the ArchFiend DoomLord quests

More Gifts to Come...

Log in to get a new, special Frostval 2020 holiday gift each week!

  • Frostval Gift, Week 1: Gold Cap Increase
  • Frostval Gift, Week 2: ??? 
  • Frostval Gift, Week 3: ???
  • Frostval Gift, Week 4: ???
  • PLUS find a new server boosts, item, or farming resource boost added every day
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December 08, 2020

2020 Holiday Cookie Contest

2020 Holiday Cookie Contest

Preheat your ovens! It's time to bake some scrumptious works of art. This year's Frostvale Treat Contest is open to any kind of edible medium! Weapon cookies, frosted cupcake Moglins, your favorite character's face in the foam of your coffee, forbidden ice cream dragons, an alpha pie-rat, or popcorn sculptures of Dage... make any  Artix Entertainment game themed treat with your creativity at max throttle!

How to Enter/ Rules

  1. Create a piece of art using any food and any of the Artix games characters with a Frostvale theme. All culinary creatures are welcome!
  2. Must be your own art.
  3. Submit a photo of your artwork to the comments section of Artix's Contest Twitter post by New Year's Eve at midnight (12/31/2020)
  4. Include tag and In-Game Name and Game. (How else will we know who to give prizes to?)

Prizes

  • Grand Prize - $100 Artix Point Certificate, AQWorlds/AQ3D Badge, & a 30 minute hang out call with Artix (Is Discord OK?)
  • 10 Winners Circle - $50 Artix Point Certificate & 2020 Cookie Contest Winner badge for AQ3D/AQWorlds

As always, we reserve the right to give additional prizes to those who go above and beyond.

Good luck and Bake on!

Post your original entry on Artix's Official 2020 Cookie Contest Tweet

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December 04, 2020

New 40,000 AdventureCoin Pack is live

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

For the first time in years, we are adding a new 40,000 AdventureCoin package! Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

And in the spirit of the holiday season... we will award an MIoDA for every $100 USD spent on AC and membership packages* between November 18th, 2020 and 6 PM EST on December 4th, 2020. 

* Excluding the new 40k AC pack. If you bought that, you've already unlocked your MIoDA!

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

Redeem IoDA tokens to get even MORE bonuses

For each of the first six eligible IoDA tokens you receive , you'll get a FREE Bonus IoDA. The eligible tokens are the Ultimate, Epic, Platinum, Wicked  and Golden tokens. After that, you'll get a free Bonus IoDA for every 3 eligible IoDA you redeem, with no maximum stack. So if you have that dream set of gear you want to create... now you'll be able to.

After you redeem your...

  • 1st IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 2nd IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 3rd IoDA, you'll unlock 1free bonus IoDA
  • 4th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 5th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 6th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

Then, for every 3 IoDA you redeem, you'll unlock another free bonus IoDA.

After you redeem your...

  • 7th, 8th, and 9th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

And so on. The 3:1 bonus IoDA ratio starts after you get your first 6 free BIoDA, regardless of when you received them. (Example: if you've redeemed a total of 21 IoDA tokens, you'll unlock 11 BIoDA total. The first 6 BIoDA at a 1:1 ratio, and then 5 more at the 3:1 ratio.)

* Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, HeroMart items, etc

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December 04, 2020

Become a DeathKnight Overlord

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

Get the DeathKnight Overlord Bonus Set upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock two full armor sets and a character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the DeathKnight Overlord Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

Once you've chosen the DeathKnight Overlord upgrade Bonus Set bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

40000 AC package rewards:

  • ALL the DeathKnight Overlord Bonus Set gear
  • 15 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts, MIoDA, and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the DeathKnight Overlord Bonus Set gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the DeathKnight Overlord Bonus Set gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge
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December 01, 2020

December Seasonal Set: Northern Wanderer

Available every year from December 1st - 31st

Winter is coming (for many of you, it's already here!), and so are all our snow-covered, ice-laden, gift-bearing holiday events! To help ALL our heroes celebrate, this month's seasonal set features the Northern Wanderers - the Northern Wanderer and Fallen Wanderer armors.

December Set: The Northern Wanderer

Starting this Tuesday at 12:01 AM EST (that's server time), unlock the Northern Wanderer and Fallen Wanderer armors and all their accessories!

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon.

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 4,000 ACs, so getting all the gear from the Northern Wanderers pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 2,000 ACs).

The set includes:

  • Northern Wanderer Armor
  • Fallen Wanderer Armor
  • 5 helms 
  • 6 capes
  • 3 weapons
  • character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
January: ArchFiend OverLord
February: Obsidian Samurai
March: Legion Warseeker
April: Bio-War Cultist
May: Lord of the J-Sixth + Lightning Lich Lord
June: ShadowZard Mount + Rider
July: Flameborn + Underworld Summoner
August: Urban Assassins
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November: Harvest Hunters
December: Northern Wanderer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as the monthly upgrade bonus? 

Monthly upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

This set will return EVERY December, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2019, or 2020, or 2021, etc.

If this isn't the monthly upgrade bonus, what IS the bonus in December?

The next upgrade bonus will be available from December 7th - January 4th, and are the golden and platinum color-custom Northern Royalty armors. 

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through November 30th.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

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