Design Notes

June 28, 2022

Weekly Event Calendar

Upcoming Game Events: July 2022

The Summer sun is shining brightly, but darkness lies ahead of you, Hero! Log in all month long for new seasonal and special events, wicked rewards, and the beginning of final chapter in our Shadows of War Saga! 

Schedule

July 1 

  • Darkon's Ultra Boss monster + Frostval in July returns
  • Wrath of Xan Upgrade Bonus pack
  • July Seasonal Set returns (Flameborn + Underworld Summer sets)
  • July National Day drops

July 4 Fireworks in Battleon + Freedom Gear for USA's Independence Day

July 8 

  • Star Festival (Tanabata) returns with new quests and rewards
  • Blacksmithing Tradeskill update
  • Bido's birthday merge shop update

July 15 Attack of the Titans: Defense of Battleon

July 22 Attack of the Titans: Mega Boss Battle

July 29 Shadows of War finale, Part I 

Leaving

July 1 (ShadowZard Rider set) + June National Day dro

July 15 Rare daily login gifts from June 13 - 30

July 22 Father's Day of Doom (/nursery, /dreadforest maps + gear)

July 29 Featured Gear Shop: Debris 297 + Bloodmoon Butterfly sets

July 31 Rare daily login gifts from July 1 - 17

July Daily Login Gift Schedule

There's always something new to do or battle for in AdventureQuest Worlds! Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Follow AQWorldsGame on Twitter for more details and to see the newest daily gifts available for you at www.AQ.com!

Release time: Gold, Rep, Class Points, and XP boosts are scheduled to begin at 12:01 AM EST (server time). Farming resource boosts and item drops do not have a set release time.

Rare drops released between:

  • June 1 - 12 leave June 30
  • June 13 - 30 leave July 15
  • July 1 - 17 leave July 31
  • July 18 - 31 leave August 19
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June 27, 2022

May and June Class Updates

Read on to learn more about our recent class changes

Over the last 2 months, several classes have received large buffs and many changes to make them feel better to play.

  • Heavy Metal Necro + variants have been modernized and made stronger, for late-game and endgame players
  • Pyromancer + variants have been greatly improved and made easier to get, for mid-game players
  • Cryomancer + variants have been greatly improved and made easier to get, for mid-game and late-game players
  • DragonLord was made smoother and less confusing to play, and buffed so it could keep up with the current meta
  • Elemental Warrior variants have been completely revamped and made harder to get to match its new power level, for late-game and end-game players

Read on for more detailed changes.

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June 24, 2022

New Summer of Madness Gear

Dark and Delightful New Armor Sets

This really IS the Summer of Madness... and it awaits you in our story update AND in this weekend's gear additions! To celebrate Darkon's Saga Finale, the Debris 297 armor set and the Bloodmoon Faerie set will be available in your Featured Gear Shop until July 29th. 

We've also got a bounty of beautiful summer faerie butterfly sets soaring your way in Twilly's Treasure Chest + Wheel of Doom Merge Shop!

Find the following set items in the Wheel of Doom merge shop:

  • Stained Glass Faerie armor
  • 4 helms
  • 6 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • 2 ground items

Open a Treasure Chest for a chance to get 1 of...

  • 50 armors
  • 55+ weapons
  • 70+ helms
  • 10+ capes
  • or 3 house items (including the Altar of Caladbolg)
  • Plus the new Bright Summer Faerie set

Get your Free Wheel of Doom Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why everyone in AdventureQuest Worlds will get at least one free spin on the Wheel of Doom per week.

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

Spin the Wheel, Collect Treasures, Choose Your Prize 

Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA lets you choose a rare or valuable item* straight from your account manager.

How to Claim your 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

Treasure Chests Details

There is a small chance to get a mysterious Treasure Chest as a reward drop when you battle ANY monster in-game. Have you found one yet?

Treasure chests are a fun - but completely optional - way to get exclusive items in AdventureQuest Worlds. The chests have a less than 1% chance of dropping from ANY monster in the entire game. Each one contains one of over 215 epic items that you can't get anywhere else (and the number will keep growing)!

  • All of the items are 0 AC so you can store them for free 
  • All of the items are non-member so you can use them forever

There's just one problem. You can't open the Treasure Chests without a Magic Key. The good news is that Twilly (the little red Moglin in Battleon) has a few extras and will happily sell you one for 200 ACs and open your chest for you.

Monthly Membership Perk Arrives Friday, July 1st

Members, log in and talk to Twilly this Sunday to claim your two FREE treasure chest keys! Collect treasure chests as you battle through Lore, then use the keys to open them for new free items. 

Want to get in on this?

Upgrade your AdventureQuest Worlds character with any membership package to unlock two free Treasure Chest Keys for each month the membership is active.

* We will begin updating the treasure chest rewards again on a regular basis, so if you've already collected all the gear... get ready to unlock more in the near future!

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June 24, 2022

Darkon's Elegy of Madness Saga Finale

Tonight: Play the Requiem for the Wicked 

This weekend, log in and 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 ??? next weekend

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 this weekend's rewards, you'll be able to evolve several of them NEXT weekend, when the Ultra Boss battle arrives. For now, though... read on to see what rewards await!

Merge Shop Gear:

  • Darkon's Debris 1 armor
  • Darkon's Debris 2 (Recovered) axe
  • Darkon's Hair and Morph helms
  • Astravia Castle Past I 
  • Astravia Castle Present I 

Both the Astravia Castle Past / Present I Houses require the Astravia Castle House dropped by La in /astraviajudge. Next weekend, you'll be able to evolve them into the Astravia Castle Past II House and Astravia Castle Present II House. Then, take your home event further by merging them to create a version of the house that lets you swap between the backgrounds. (Both the expanded Astravia Castle Past II House and Astravia Castle Present II House include a color-customization room.)

Reward Drops:

  • Ring Of Creation (can be evolved next weekend)
  • 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!

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. 

  • Thursday, June 30: Rare daily login gifts from June 4 - 12
  • Friday, July 1: June seasonal set
  • 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

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 artix.com/launcher  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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June 17, 2022

Summer 2022 Collection Update

Unlock 70+ holiday items in our Beachin' Summer 2022 Collection

Our very own time-traveling sales moglin, Quibble Coinbiter, is BACK in Battleon with a shop full of super-hot gear from the past, present, and future. And for all you real-life rare hunters and holiday-loving heroes, our Summer 2023 Featured Collection chest is here! Unlock over 70 rare and seasonal summer items when you get the chest for 10,000 AdventureCoins (over 23,000 ACs worth of gear) or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's 23,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Check the Beachin' Rares shop in your game menu to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 70 items, including the 2022 rare:

  • Island Retreat armor 
  • 8 Island Retreat helms
  • Floating Sand Buddy cape + pet
  • Little Island Retreat ground rune
  • Icy Blade of Doom (single + dual wield)
  • Icy Blade of Doom (single + dual wield)
  • Riptide Blade (single + dual wield)
  • Crystallis Casual Rescuer armor
  • Crystallis Summer Rescuer armor
  • 8 Crystallis Summer helms
  • Summer Rescuer Parachute
  • Crystallis First Aid Kit cape
  • Summer Rescuer Oath Blade + Salvation Gauntlet
  • Celestial Water Spirit cape
  • Islander Quibble Bank pet
  • Pyroclastic Necromancer set
  • Prismatic Starry Swimsuit armors
  • Blade of Embers
  • Islander Quibble Badge pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

This year's chest also includes the following seasonal items:

  • 2 Starry Swimwear armors + 2 helms
  • Oceanic Symphony set (seasonal)

Coming Soon:

  • Extra-hot weapons
  • 2022 Surfboards
  • and more!

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive quest pet, all of the gear contained inside the Beachin' Summer Collection shop will also be available to buy individually in the Beachin' Rares shop in your game menu.

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AdventureCoin or Membership package you buy during our Summer AdventureCoins bonus! With the release of our 70+ Summer Collection set, this is a great time to top up.

Gear up and get ready for Part 9 and 10 of Darkon's Elegy of Madness Saga, our Father's Day of Doom event, and more!

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 Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC 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
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June 17, 2022

Class Changelog: 6/17/22

Ultra Elemental Warrior / Legendary Elemental Warrior

A revamp to how the class functions and handles auras, to bring it closer to the original gameplay and remove most of the RNG in play.

Changes: 

  • Elemental Warrior now places as a powerful but complex late-game solo and DPS class, with both high defensive and offensive potential, but in differing scenarios. 
  • All of the descriptions, icons, and several of the animations have been updated.

Why was an update needed?

 Being an old fan-favorite class, we wanted it to be usable and fun for everyone to experience. The existing class was too weak for that, and could use a mechanics revamp.

Final Weekend for the Current Method

Due to the class’s new and significant increase in power, we are changing how the class will be obtained. We plan to make it both more expensive (in gold) and require more reputation ranks to purchase.

  • Starting Tuesday, June 21st, the class will be more difficult to unlock by farming (it will still require the existing Elemental Orb capes, but they will be more expensive).
  • The AC shortcut will not be changed.
  • Anyone who currently has the class will keep it

Skill Updates

Autoattack -> Elemental Axe

- Damage reduced (100% -> 80%)
- Range increased (Melee -> Medium)

Elemental Fusion -> Elemental Invocation

- Damage reduced (150% -> 120%)
- Mana cost decreased  (11 -> 6)
- Range Increased (Melee -> Medium)
- No longer applies Blazing, Earthen Blessing, Shocked, Critical Mass, Molten Armor, or Grounded.
- Now applies Elemental Power to the caster, lasting 5 seconds and reducing damage taken and mana cost by 15%.
- Now applies Mana Rift to the enemy, lasting 10 seconds and reducing Dodge and Crit Chance by 15%

Blaze

- Cooldown decreased  (6 -> 4)
- Mana cost decreased  (18 -> 10)
- Range increased (Melee -> Long)
- Fire Magic now requires Elemental Power to apply and consumes it
- If Earth Magic is present, now consumes it and applies Incandescent to the caster for 20 seconds, increasing Endurance by 100% and Healing Intake by 200%
- If Energy Magic is present, now consumes it and applies Critical Mass to the caster for 10 seconds, increasing Critical Chance by 25% and Critical Damage by 125%

Stoneskin

- Now heals for 50% Magic damage, or double that if Elemental Power is present
- Cannot crit
- Cooldown decreased  (23 -> 4)
- Mana cost decreased  (22 -> 12)
- Earth Magic now requires Elemental Power to apply and consumes it
- If Fire Magic is present, now consumes it and applies Molten Armor to the caster for 20 seconds, increasing Defense by 60%
- If Energy Magic is present, Earthen Blessing to the caster for 20 seconds, healing for 200% Hybrid damage total

Chain Lightning -> Voltaic Overload

- Now does 1200% of your current Mana for damage, but only hits one target.
- Cooldown decreased  (12 -> 6)
- Mana cost decreased  (33 -> 12)
- Range decreased  (Infinite -> Long)
- Energy Magic now requires Elemental Power to apply and consumes it
- If Fire Magic is present, now consumes it and applies Superconductor to the caster, increasing Damage by 50% for 10 seconds
- If Earth Magic is present, now consumes it and applies Grounded to the caster for 10 seconds, increasing haste by 20%

Command of Darkness

- Added 75% increase to Endurance.

Command of Light

- Added 12% increase to Haste.

Blizzard

- Old effect removed (it was nonfunctional)
- New effect: Starting from rank 1, when invoking Elemental Power, you have a 5% chance of creating the rare but powerful Ice Magic. Fusing this magic with different elements can lead to very brief but powerful effects.

The fusion of Ice and Fire makes you Supercritical, increasing your Strength and Intelligence by 200% and Luck by 20% for 5 seconds.

The fusion of Ice and Earth creates Hailstone, healing you greatly.

The fusion of Ice and Energy creates Hoarfrost, reducing your Mana Cost by 200% for 5 seconds- causing you to generate mana instead!

 


 

Elemental Power -> Fire Magic -> Earth Magic = Molten Armor (-60% All In) (20s)

Elemental Power -> Fire Magic -> Energy Magic = Superconductor (+50% All Out) (10s)

Elemental Power -> Earth Magic -> Fire Magic = Incandescent (+100% END, +200% Heal Intake) (20s)

Elemental Power -> Earth Magic -> Energy Magic = Grounded (+20% Haste) (10s)

Elemental Power -> Energy Magic -> Fire Magic = Critical Mass (+25% Crit Chance, +125% Crit Damage) (10s)

Elemental Power -> Energy Magic -> Earth Magic = Earthen Blessing (HoT) (20s)

Ice Magic -> Fire Magic = Supercritical (+200% Strength and Intelligence and 20% Luck) (5s)

Ice Magic -> Earth Magic = Hailstone (Large heal)

Ice Magic -> Energy Magic = Hoarfrost (-200% mana cost) (5s)

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