Design Notes

March 01, 2024

Dark Birthday x Spring AC Bonus

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

Your luck is in! To help you celebrate Dage the Evil's real-life birthday today and make the most of all our March and Spring holiday events, for a limited time, get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AdventureCoin or Membership package you buy during our Dark Birthday x Spring AdventureCoin bonus! 

If you bought any AdventureCoin or Membership package starting at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, March 1st (that's the 24 hours before the bonus began), good news! Captain Rhubarb ran a query to give you the extra ACs, so it's like you got the AC bonus, too!

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

During our 2024 Spring AdventureCoin bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

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.

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

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers, where we'll increase the amount of ACs you get with each pack. (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.

Tags: Alina,
divider

March 01, 2024

Dage's Dark Birthday Returns

Join us to celebrate in the Underworld this weekend! OR ELSE.

The month of EVIL begins now! Log in and battle through all of Dage the Evil's returning birthday zones, take on the Devastator Deimos boss in the /legionarena, and check out his seasonal birthday gear shop. Then join us on March 8th and 15th as we continue our celebration with two new story events exploring the future of the Undead Legion 

  • Holiday Events return: Dage's Dark Birthday and Lucky Day seasonal events return
  • March Seasonal Set: Legion Warseeker returns
  • New Battles: New Underworld Boss + Rewards
  • New Bonus Pack: color-customizable Underworld SoulSeeker upgrade bonus sets*

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Gold Boost
  • Resource Boost: Legion Token and Rib Boost
  • Saturday: Futuristic Holographic Guards from the Legionator in /futurewardage
  • Sunday: SoulEater's Scythe from Frost Fang in the Event Hub

Log in and battle through the following zones to get wicked reward drops:

  • /darkbirthday
  • /undervoid
  • /futurewar
  • /futurelegion
  • /futurewardage
  • /legionarena
  • /dage
  • /ultradage

Dark New Rewards

All month long, we'll release dark new rewards for you to collect. All heroes: defeat the Devastator Deimos boss to unlock gear in the /legionarena Merge Shop. Legion Members: the original, never-released Soul Eater Blade can be yours for Legion Token

Who is Dage the Evil?

If you're just joining us, you might not know who Dage the Evil is. In-game, Dage the Evil is the leader of the Undead Legion, ruler of the Underworld, and the Dark Weaponsmith. Many years ago, in the real world, the artist behind the NPC started releasing more and more rewards for his birthday until it became an annual, fan-favorite holiday. But the zones for his one, true love... PVP... are availalbe all year long!

Underworld PVP zones:

  • Underworld Team PVP: /join dagepvp and choose which team you want to fight for
  • Underworld 1v1 PVP: /join dage1v1 and go head to head with your friend... or a stranger
  • Collect Legion Combat Trophies in the Team PVP map 
  • Complete Dumoose's daily quest in the 1v1 map to get Legion PVP Trophies
  • Spend your trophies on all-new undead-themed rewards

All month long, we'll be releasing new Legion and Underworld-themed reward farming sets for you to collect.

Members of the Undead Legion will also be able to craft items for gear exclusive to Dage the Evil's most loyal followers. If you're not a member of the Undead Legion, never fear! You, too, can sell your soul to Dage the Evil and become a part of his immortal army.

Dark Caster Class Series Returns

The Undead Legion is made up of Lore's finest undead (and not-undead-yet) warriors. That is why last year, we brought back ALL the Dark Caster Class skills, tied to art created by Dage just for his birthday. Each class is available from Dage's Dark Birthday Shop for 2,000 ACs and will return each year for his birthday.

  • Infinite Dark Caster Class uses the Evolved DC class skills
  • Timeless Dark Caster Class uses the Arcane DC class skills
  • Immortal Dark Caster Class uses the original DC class skills

Original Class owners:

If you have the original Dark Caster Class, you will get the Immortal Dark Caster Class for FREE. Talk to Dage in the /darkbirthday map to complete his quest to claim your free class. 

Tags: Alina,
divider

March 01, 2024

Answer the Underworld Soulseeker's Call

Upgrade to unlock all the exclusive new bonus gear

The SoulSeekers roam the Underworld in solitude, twisted by devouring the souls of fallen gods. Unlock all 28 pieces of the color-customizable Underworld Soulseeker sets when you upgrade your account any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

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 new upgrade bonus set to unlock all the color-customizable gear from the set's badge shop in your Book of Lore. The set includes:

  • Underworld Soulseeker armor
  • Elite Underworld Soulseeker armor
  • Soulseeker Vulture Morph helm
  • Soulseeker Skull, Halo, and Horned helms
  • Suffering Skulls cape (animated)
  • Soulseeker Wings, Death Defier Array, and 3 more capes
  • Soulseeker Claws, Armblades, Hooked Blades
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the new pack on the Account Manager page, log in and open your Book of Lore. You'll find the badge shop in the Other Achievements tab.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the new upgrade bonus pack 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 new upgrade bonus pack gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts
  • and a character page badge
Tags: Alina,
divider

March 01, 2024

Legion WarSeeker Returns

Seasonal Set available from March 1st - 31st

March is the month of EVIL! Warriors around Lore channel their inner darkness, rage, and embrace the war-like spirit that lives within. This month's seasonal set honors that drive, featuring a set straight out of the Underworld: the Legion Warseeker.

Unlock the entire set: Buy pack on the website for $9.99 USD* then find all your gear in your Book of Lore badge shop.

Buy individual set items: Talk to Garek to get items from his shop in Battleon for AdventureCoins.

The Legion Warseeker gear includes:

  • Legion WarSeeker armor
  • Warseeker's Skull pet (with quests for house items)
  • 5 helms
  • 4 capes
  • 5 weapons

* Unlocks an exclusive character page badge 

Seasonal Set Schedule

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

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

Now Available: March's Elemental Chronomancer of Darkness

As we prepare for the next main saga, it's time to get ELEMENTAL!* Find the Chronomancer of Darkness, the first of our seasonal Elemental Chronomancer themes, in your Featured Gear Shop until March 31st.

The Elemental Darkness Chronomancer set contains:

  • 1 Armor
  • 2 Helms**
  • 1 Rune back cape
  • 1 Ground rune
  • 1 Polearm

The Rune back cape each month will be available for free players so you can collect them all! 

Calendar of Chronomancers

There will be a new set available every month until February 2024, when the Chronomancer of Darkness will return.

January: Time
February: Heart
March: Darkness
April: Energy
May: Earth
June: Light
July: Fire
August: Wind
September: Water
October: Chaos***
November: Void***
December: Ice***

* Have you noticed the Elemental Lords growing more involved in our world... and with your Hero? O_O
**You can click to show/hide the goggles and mask on each helm in the Darkness set.

*** And as an added bonus during the holidays... the Elemental Chronomancer of Dessert will also arrive. Because Twig's Plane of Breakfast is riddled with boulders of ice cream and rivers of hot fudge... just to help you stay in the /party mood.

divider

February 26, 2024

Game News: February 26 - March 3

Read on for the latest news and information

Don't miss a battle, boost, or boss drop! Read on to stay up to date with the latest details about what's happening this week in AQWorlds!

Tuesday, February 27: Yokai Thief's Heist

While Valencia was traveling around Yokai Island, she learned of a merchant's stolen supply of weapons. Talk to her in the Museum and she'll be able to give you enough information to begin the hunt to recover it. Find them and you'll be rewarded with the valuable Yokai Sky Ripper Kamas!

Rewards include:

  • Sky Ripper Kama (single and dual-wield)
  • Backhanded Sky Ripper Kama (single and dual-wield)

Rewards will be permanently available. 

Wednesday, February 28: Balance Update Preview

Several balance updates are planned to arrive this Friday, including a rework of the Legion Paladin Class Skills. You can check out the changes in this post, and read on to see what else is on the balance team's list.* 

Class Updates

  • Legion Paladin: full skill rework, new icons and animations
  • Enforcer / Protosartorium: light rework
  • Chunin: Quality of Life updates / buff

Enhancements

  • Ravenous: added base damage, MP recovery, small stat buffs for self and stat debuffs for target, slightly reduced Execute damage bonus
  • Dauntless: slightly reduced damage
  • Smite: damage increase
  • Avarice: reduced stat penalties
  • Absolution: adjusted stat penalties
  • Hearty: removed stat penalties

Monsters

  • Ultra Exos: Touch of Chaos skill adjustment

Quest Updates

  • Quests in /Crashsite
  • Various Forge quests

* List is subject to change.

Thursday, February 29: Legion Token + Rib Boost

Get double rewards from select Legion Token quests and 2x Dark Unicorn Rib drops from Binky until March 13th in this special two-week Legion Token boost!

Legion Token Quests:

  • Spring Cleaning
  • First Class Entertainment
  • Legion Quest: Light vs Dark
  • Coal for the Legion
  • Hearts and Souls
  • Hearts and Souls (Member)
  • Legion Castle Quest
  • Research Materials
  • Suffering is Magic

Dark Unicorn Rib

  • Battle Binky in the /binky or /doomvault map to get x2 Dark Unicorn Ribs instead of x1

Friday, March 1: Update Details

Evil takes over Lore this weekend! Dage's seasonal Dark Birthday zones and gear return along with the oh-so-evil RNG-themed minigames in the Lucky Day Fair.

  • Holiday Events return: Dage's Dark Birthday and Lucky Day seasonal events return
  • March Seasonal Set: Legion Warseeker returns
  • New Battles: New Underworld Boss + Rewards
  • New Bonus Pack: color-customizable Underworld SoulSeeker upgrade bonus sets*

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Gold Boost
  • Resource Boost: Legion Token and Rib Boost
  • Saturday: Futuristic Holographic Guards from the Legionator in /futurewardage
  • Sunday: SoulEater's Scythe from Frost Fang in the Event Hub

Leaving This Friday

Seasonal Event Maps

  • Hero's Heart Day event maps + gear
  • Yokai New Year event maps + gear
  • Carnaval event maps + gear
  • Superbowl /punt map
  • Pancake day gear
  • February Seasonal set + Chronomancer
  • Nulgath's Birthday Collection Chest

Rare Daily Login Gifts

  • Mutou Hong drops in /yokaihunt
  • Lovely Mask drops in /yguasu
  • Stolen Heart drops in /lovespell
  • Paladin Ascendant drops in /voidrefuge + /voidchasm

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

* Note: an earlier version of the text listed Dage the Evil as the set artist. His newest set will be included in the birthday collection, not the upgrade bonus pack. My apologies for the error.

Tags: Alina,
divider

February 23, 2024

Dragons of Yokai Saga WAR

The Blood of the Dragon is Strong in Yokai Isle

The Dragons of Yokai saga continues this weekend as WAR comes to Haku! Danger looms on two fronts: an army of invading dragons threatens the land while the Yokai themselves seek to kill Empress Miko. Battle alongside her loyal warriors to defend the Empress and her home. If she dies at the Shrine of the Great Yokai Spirit, all of Yokai Isle will fall back into the claws of ancient beasts.

Friday, February 23: Update Details

  • New Event: Dragons of Yokai Saga WAR!
  • Rewards: Yokai DragonSlayer sets (regular + color-customizable)
  • Featured Gear Shop: rare, color-customizable Draconic Assassin set 

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Gold, XP, Rep, Class Points
  • Resource Boost: Celestial Dungeon + triple Void Orbs boost
  • Saturday: Dragon's Diamond Hoard cape drops from the war boss in /hakuwar
  • Sunday: Diabolical house items drop from the Diabolical Hoard in Lost Villa

War Rewards: Yokai DragonSlayer Sets

There are enough enough rewards in the Haku War merge shop to fill a greedy dragon's hoard... you just need to kill it first! Battle through the war to unlock the resources to craft the Yokai DragonSlayer (regular + color-customizable).

Hakuwar Merge Shop

Complete the War Medal quests to raise the meter and collect merge shop resources. You'll use the Village's Grace tokens to craft the pieces of the Yokai DragonSlayer set.

  • Yokai Dragonslayer armor
  • Noble & Yokai Dragonslayer Helms
  • Noble & Yokai Dragonslayer Beards
  • Yokai Dragonslayer Quiver Cloak & War Cloaks
  • Kisshoten Naginata
  • Luminous Mikazuki (single + dual-wield)
  • Seven Fang Blade (single + dual-wield)
  • Dragonbane Tanto  (single + dual-wield)

Save your set pieces and combine them with even more tokens to make the color-customizable version of the Yokai DragonSlayer set!

Dragons of Yokai Saga Order

  1. Prologue: head to YokaiPirate + YokaiTreasure
  2. Chapter 1: battle through /HakuVillage
  3. Chapter 2: fight through in /HakuWar
  4. Chapter 3 + 4 arrive later this Spring!

Featured Rare Set: Draconic Assassin

This weekend's featured rare set combines two of the coolest themes in all of Yokai Isle: dragons + assassins! Find the rare color-customizable Draconic Assassin armor sets & the Storm of Kunai cape in your Featured Gear Shop until April 26th!

This week's set includes:

  • Armed Draconic Yokai Assassin armor
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin armor
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Ponytail & Masked PonyTail
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Mask
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Sheathed Katana
  • Storm of Kunai cape
  • Bladed Destiny Circle ground rune
  • Dragon's Breath Katana
  • Sheathed Dragon's Breath Katana
  • Backhanded Dragon's Breath Katana (single + dual-wield)
  • Kaminari Kunai (single + dual-wield)

Guide to War in AQWorlds

Battle alongside your fellow heroes to defeat the dragons attacking Yokai; Empress Miko is counting on you to defend her home! For many of you, this will be the first war you've ever fought in, so we've got a few tips to help guide you through this coming encounter: 

  • Complete Chapter 1 Quests: if you haven't finished the quests in /hakuvillage, head there now and complete the quests*. Then /join hakuwar.
  • War Meter:  Defeat your opponents to earn war tokens, then turn them in to increase the war meter. When the meter hits 100%, it unlocks the war boss.
  • War Tokens: There are two different kinds of tokens. Turning in 5 regular tokens to increases the meter by a regular amount. Turn in mega tokens to increase the meter by DOUBLE the normal amount.
  • Goals: Raising the war meter unlocks special achievements. Depending on the war, this could be a special shop, challenge fight, cutscene, or the war boss (once the meter hits 100%).  
  • War Boss: Defeat the war boss to unlocks the final cutscene, then battle him to earn reward drops

You and the rest of the heroes in Lore will all be fighting together to reach a common goal: victory! With every additional hero who battles in the war, you'll reach the 100% mark that much faster... and that means you'll unlock the rewards and final cinematic cutscene sooner, too!

War Exclusives

During the War event only...

  • Completing the one-time only quests in /hakuvillage will also increase the war meter
  • Increased gold and XP rewards on non-boss quests in /hakuwar

Commanders: 

While battling in the war, you may notice that a couple of the monsters are notably different than the rest. We're calling these monsters "Commanders," and here's what you need to know about them:

  • Considerably stronger than other monsters on the battlefield
  • Have increased stats, sometimes skills, and a damage shield* 
  • Drop more rewards than other monsters when killed. Any items dropped won't be exclusive to them, and will also be obtainable from regular mobs.
  • Have a longer respawn time**

* Adding increased stats and damage shield gives other players in the map time to reach them before they are defeated.
** For this war, Commander mobs will respawn when a new map instance is created, this may change in future wars.

divider
AdventureQuest 3D HeroMart 2024Calendar Voltaire Album : The Black Labyrinth
AdventureQuest Worlds
Get AdventureCoins! Earn AdventureCoins
Character Lookup
Search Character Page
Artix Web Games
DragonFable MechQuest EpicDuel OverSoul AdventureQuest
Artix Mobile Games
AQ3D AQ3D
BattleGems BattleGems
BioBeasts BioBeasts
Dragons Dragons
Undead Assault Undead Assault