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LIST OF INDEX



All About ENHANCEMENTS

Abyssal Angel Skills
Acolyte Skills
Alpha Omega Skills
Arachnomancer Skills
Arcane Dark Caster Skills
ArchFiend Class (Legendary ArchFiend Class) Skills
ArchPaladin Skills
Artifact Hunter Skills
Assassin Skills
Barber Skills
Bard Skills
BattleMage Skills
BattleMage of Love Skills
BeastMaster Skills
Berserker Skills
BladeMaster Skills
BladeMaster Assassin Skills
Blaze Binder Skills
Blood Ancient Skills
Blood Titan Skills
Card Clasher Skills
Chaos Shaper Skills
Chaos Slayer Skills
Chrono Assassin Skills
Chrono Corruptor Skills
ChronoCommander Skills
Chronomancer Skills
Chunin Class Skills
ClawSuit Skills
Cryomancer Skills
Daimon Skills
Dark BattleMage Skills
Dark Caster Skills
Dark Cryomancer Skills
Dark Legendary Hero Skills
Darkblood StormKing Skills
DarkSide Skills
DeathKnight Class Skills
DeathKnight Lord Class Skills
Defender Skills
DoomKnight
DoomKnight Overlord
Dragon Shinobi Skills
DragonSlayer Skills
DragonSlayer General Skills
Drakel Warlord Skills
Enchanted Vampire Lord Skills
Elemental Dracomancer Skills
Enforcer Armor Skills
Eternal Chronomancer Skills
Eternal Inversionist Skills
Evolved ClawSuit Skills
Evolved Dark Caster Skills
Evolved Leprechaun Class Skills
Evolved Pumpkin Lord Skills
Evolved Shaman Skills
Exalted Soul Cleaver (Soul Cleaver Class) Skills
Flame Dragon Warrior Skills
Glacial Berserker Skills
Glacial Warlord Skills
Guardian Skills
Healer Skills
Horc Evader Skills
Immortal Chronomancer Skills
Infinity Knight Skills
Legendary Dark BattleMage Skills
Legendary Hero Skills
Legion Blademaster Assassin Skills
Legion DoomKnight Skills
Leprechaun Skills
LightCaster Skills
Lycan Skills
Mage Skills
MechaJouster Skills
MindBreaker Skills
Mystical Dark Caster Skills
Naval Commander Skills
Necromancer Skills
Ninja Class Skills
Ninja Warrior Class Skills
Not A Mod Skills
Oracle Skills
Paladin Class Skills
PaladinSlayer Skills
Paladin High Lord Skills
Pinkomancer Skills
Pirate Skills
Pyromancer Class Skills
Pumpkin Lord Skills
ProtoSartorium Skills
Ranger Skills
Renegade Skills
Rogue Skills
Royal BattleMage Skills
Royal Vampire Lord Skills
Rustbucket Skills
Sakura Cryomancer Skills
Scarlet Sorceress Skills
Sentinel Skills
ShadowStalker of Time Skills
ShadowWalker Of Time Skills
Shaman Skills
SkyGuard Grenadier Skills
Sorcerer Skills
StoneCursher Skills
The Collector Skills
Thief Of Hours Class Skills
TimeKiller Skills
Troll SpellSmith Skills
Troubador of Love Skills
Ultra OmniKnight Skills
Undead Goat Skills
UndeadSlayer Skills
Unlucky Leperchaun Skills
Vampire Skills
Vampire Lord Skills
Vindicator Of They Skills
Void Highlord Skills
Warlord Skills
Warrior Skills





All About ENHANCEMENTS


Adding an Enhancement to an item will increase its stats and damange. There are lots of types of Enhancements that can make you more powerful, but you should try to pick the BEST Enhancements for the type of Class that you are using. The right Enhacement can make all the difference!

Fighter: Strength, Endurance, Dexterity
How To Get: Thok (Code Location: trainers), Galanoth (Code Location: lair), Dusk (Code Location: shadowfall), Tomix (Code Location: tower)

Healer: Intellect, Endurance, Wisdom
How To Get: Juvania (Code Location: trainers), Doarian Mode (Code Location: mythsong)

Hybrid: Strength, Intellect, Dexterity, Endurance
How To Get: Mazumi (Code Location: greenguardwest), Artix (Code Location: swordhaven), Tarvarya (Code Location: dwakel), Wyrm (Code Location: tower)

Lucky: Luck
How To Get: Cysero (Code Location: battleon)

Spellbreaker: Intellect, Wisdom, Endurance, Luck
How To Get: Rayst (Code Location: arcangrove)

Thief: Dexterity, Strength, Endurance
How To Get: Metrea (Code Location: trainers), Elissa Keelhaul (Code Location: lolosia), Korin (Code Location: tower)

Wizard: Intellect, Endurance, Luck
How To Get: Arcana (Code Location: trainers)









ClawSuit Skills


Description: The Claw Suit is an unexpected (and unwanted) gift to all of the naughty people of the world. It spreads damage rather than cheer, and it is very good at it.

Armor: ClawSuit

How to get: Look at Adventure Quest Worlds: Quest Rewards Information


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Jacknive Frost
Physical / Magical
A quick attack that deals physical and magical and inflicts the target with Frostbite for 4 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 4 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Santa Claws
Physical
Shreds the opponent's armor, causing heavy physical damage over 12 seconds and increasing all damage done to target by 10% for that duration
Cost: 30 MP, 12 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Rudolf's Revenge
Physical
A powerful attack dealing 200% weapon damage, OR stunning the target for 5 seconds if they are afflicted by Frostbite
Cost: 30 MP, 8 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Furious: Increase all damage done by 15%
Northern Fortitude: Reduces all incoming damage by 5%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Heart's Embrace
Physical
Reduces your incoming damage by 50%, and outgoing damage by 25% for 8 seconds
Cost: 40 MP, 6 sec cooldown





Enforcer Armor, ProtoSartorium and Rustbucket Skills


Description: The Proto Sartorium is a very powerful, experimental offensive suit. It can launch powerful attacks at many enemies at once.

Armor: Enforcer Armor, ProtoSartorium and Rustbucket

How to get: Look at Adventure Quest Worlds: Armors Drop Information for Enforcer Armor and ProtoSartorim Armor and at Adventure Quest Worlds: Quest Rewards Information for Rustbucket Armor


Mana Regeneration Tips:
Proto Sartoria gain mana from all hits landed in combat and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to *their own* HP total.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Jackhammer
Physical
A rapid assault dealing 150% weapon damage, cannot be avoided but also cannot do critical attack
Cost: 30 MP, 4 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Plasma Bolt
Physical / Magical
An energy-based ranged attack dealing physical and magical damage
Cost: 25 MP, 8 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Arc Lightning
Physical / Magical
Emits a burst of electrical energy that will bounce to up to 4 targets, dealing more damage with each bounce.
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Quick Like Lightning: Your Haste is increased by 15%
Ground: All damage taken is reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Event Horizon
Physical / Magical
Reduces all incoming damage by an amount based on Attack Power for 20 seconds
Cost: 30 MP, 60 sec cooldown





Warrior Skills


Description: Warriors are quintessential melee fighters. Simple, direct, and effective, they are masters of armed combat, and quite durable.

Armor: Warrior, Warlord, Beast Warrior and Pumpkin Lord

How to get:
- Warrior armor located at Trainers (Code Location: trainers)
- Warlord armor is an upgrade Warrior class (Required Warrior Rank: 5)
- Beast Warrior located at Upgrade Shop (Code Location: battleon)
- For the Pumpkin Lord you can look at Adventure Quest Worlds: Drop Armors Information


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Decisive Strike
Physical
A powerful strike, dealing 150% weapon damage
Cost: 20 MP, 2 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Imbalancing Strike
Physical
A precise blow which stuns your opponents by 4 seconds
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Prepared Strike
Physical
Your next two auto attacks taken within 5 seconds will be powerful critical hits which cannot be avoided
Cost: 20 MP, 15 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Aggression: You deal 105 additional damage with physical attacks
Resolute: Damage taken reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: On Guard
Physical
Challenge your opponent, dealing 75% normal damage, and taking 50% damage from all sources for 10 seconds
Cost: 30 MP, 30 sec cooldown





Mage Skills


Description: Mages are the quintessential magic user. They attack from a distance, able to cause great harm or restrict a target's actions.

Armor: Mage and Sorcerer

How to get:
- Mage armor located at Trainers (Code Location: trainers)
- Sorcerer armor is an upgrade Mage class (Required Mage Rank: 5)


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


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Fireball
Magical
Hurls flame at your opponent, dealing moderate damage on impact, and dealing that same amount again over 10 seconds. Deals more impact damage if Frozen Blood is present on the target, but consumes the debuff
Cost: 20 MP, 6 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Ice Shard
Magical
Launches a freezing shard at your enemy, dealing moderate damage. If Scorched is NOT present, applies Frozen Blood, reducing their attack speed and power for 10 seconds. If Scorched IS present, deals increased damage but does not apply Frozen Blood.
Cost: 10 MP, 6 sec cooldown.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Explosion
Magical
Causes energies within opponent to become unstable and burst forth, causing moderate damage to your target and light damage to surrounding targets.
Cost: 15 MP, 3 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Hot Headed: Magic damage increased by 10%
Chilled Out: Damage taken reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Arcane Shield
Magical
Shield the caster, transferring most incoming damage to their MP instead of HP and reducing outgoing damage for 20 seconds
Cost: 5 MP, 60 sec cooldown





Rogue Skills


Description: Rogues are quick-moving, deadly fighters. They prey on any weakness in their opponent, while using poisons and evasive footwork to their advantage.

Armor: Rogue, Barber, Classic Pirate, Classic Alpha Pirate (Courtesy of AQWwiki) and Renegade

How to get:
- Classic Pirate armor from Rogue, Talk Like A Pirate Day quest
- Rogue armor located at Trainers (Code Location: trainers)
- Renegade armor is an upgrade Rogue class (Required Rogue Rank: 5)
- Barber armor located at Trainers (Code Location: trainers)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strikes an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Dogde any attack (restores HP as well)


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Viper's Kiss
Physical
Instantly cause 50% weapon damage, and apply a poison dealing additional damage over 10s
Cost: 20 MP, 3 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Opportunity's Strike
Physical
Deals damage based on how much time is left on your application of Viper's Kiss (less time means higher damage)
Cost: 10 MP, 4 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Stiletto
Physical
Deals moderate damage damage, and applies Concealed Blade, causing your attacks to do more damage the lower your target's HP are (if below 40%) for 20 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 60 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Elusive: Dodge chance increased by 15%
Incisive: Critical strike chance increased by 15%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Footwork
Physical
Increases your haste and chance to dodge by 30% for 15 Seconds
Cost: 25 MP, 30 sec cooldown





Ninja Class Skills


Description for Assassin: Much like a ninja, an assassin is stealthy and quick
Description for Ninja Class: Ninjas are master of stealth and the deadly arts!
Description for Ninja Warrior Class: A true Ninja Warrior knows that you only fail when you stop trying

Armor: Assassin, Ninja Class and Ninja Warrior Class

How to get:
- Assassin armor is an upgrade Ninja class (Required Ninja Class Rank: 5) and from Mazumi at GreenGuard West Forest (Code Location: greenguardwest)
- Ninja Class armor from Mazumi at GreenGuard West Forest (Code Location: greenguardwest)
- Ninja Warrior Class armor from Drew Dreschel Shop (Code Location: battleon)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Land the first strike in combat
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Cast 'Shadownburn' on a target without 'Shadowblade'


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Crosscut
Physical
Instantly attack twice, dealing extra damage
Note: Deals 200% weapon damage
Cost: 15 MP, 2 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Shadow Blade
Physical / Magical
Deals physical and magical damage, and blinds enemy for 6 seconds
Note: Deals 90% weapon damage
Cost: 25 MP, 12 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Shadowburn
Physical / Magical
Deals light weapon damage plus magical damage, stunning any target afflicted by shadowblade for 3s, or returning 20 mana otherwise
Note: Deals 90% weapon damage
Cost: 5 MP, 6 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Elusive: Dogde chance increased by 15%
Incisive: Critical Strike chance increased by 15%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Thin Air
Physical
Raises dogde by 3% and haste by 5% every time you are hit. Lasts 30s
Note: Effect cannot be stacked.
Cost: 30 MP, 30 sec cooldown





Healer Skills


Description: Healers are passionately devoted to improving the condition of the world around them. They are perhaps the most valuable allies, able to mend wounds and turn the tide of battle.

Armor: Healer and Acolyte

How to get:
- Healer armor located at Trainers (Code Location: trainers)
- Acolyte armor is an upgrade Healer class (Required Healer Rank: 5)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- When 'Healing Word' is cast on a friendly target, any damage taken by that target returns mana to the Healer
- When 'Energy Flow' is cast on a hostile target, any strike that lands on this target returns mana to the Healer


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Healing Word
Magical
Heals a friendly target for a large amount immediately, and up to 3 additional nearby targets for a smaller amount. Applies Radiance to the first target, healing for an additional amount over 16 seconds, and restoring some mana to the caster when the target takes damage.
Cost: 30 MP, 6 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Heartbeat
Magical
Deals 10% of current HP plus moderate magical damage to the target
Cost: 12 MP, 2 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Energy Flow
Magical
Grants mana to the caster each time the target takes damage for 12 seconds. Also applies Inhibition, reducing the target's damage by 30% for 8 seconds
Cost: 5 MP, 12 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Pure Hearted: Increase healing by 10%
Resolute: Damage taken reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Clear Mind
Magical
Reduces friendly target's Mana costs by 50% for 10 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 20 sec cooldown





Berserker Skills


Description: Berserkers are crazed, intensely powerful fighters. They fear nothing, least of all death, and are known to become even more dangerous when wounded.

Armor: Berserker and Beta Berserker

How to get:
- The Berserker Armor located at the Upgrade Shop (Code Location: battleon)
- The Beta Berserker Armor is available only to characters who played in the Beta Version! (Rare)


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


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Breaker
Physical
Deals weapon DPS as damage and reduces opponents damage output significantly for 4 seconds
Cost: 30 MP, 8 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Broadside
Physical
Deals 70% of weapon damage, cannot be avoided but also cannot crit.
Cost: 15 MP, 2 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Blood For Blood
Physical
Deals damage based on the difference between your current and maximum HP
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Furious: Increase all damage done by 15%
Resolute: Damage taken reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Forgone Conclusion
Physical
Increase haste by 25% for 12 seconds. When the effect fades, you will receive a small percentage of damage dealt under its effect as health
Cost: 20 MP, 30 sec cooldown





DragonSlayer Skills


Description: Dragonslayer a Focus class, specifically designed to hunt dragons and dragonkin. They are specialized Warriors.

Armor: DragonSlayer

How to get: AQWorlds Dragon's Lair Quest


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strikes an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Bane of Scales
Magical
Taunts a dragon, forcing it to attack you, while reducing the dragon's damage dealt with all attacks by 30%. Last 10 seconds.
Cost: 10 MP, 16 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 1]: Impale
Physical
Causes 200% of weapon damage over 12 seconds and has a chance stunning the target for 3 seconds.
Cost: 30 MP, 12 Sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Scorched Steel
Magical
A fiery attack dealing 150% weapon damage.
Cost: 20 MP, 6 Sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Aggression: You deal 10% additional damage with physical attacks
Resolute: Damage taken reduced by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Talon Twisting
Magical
If used while in combat with a dragon, 50% of damage done to you will be added to your attacks. Last 8 seconds
Cost: 15 MP, 12 sec cooldown





Leprechaun Skills


Description: A Leprechaun is a Rogue with a prettier face and less honest intentions. They deal high damage, are hard to hit, and look fantastic in green.

Armor: Leprechaun

How to get: St. Patrick's Day


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strikes an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Dogde any attack (restores HP as well)


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Irish Blessing
Instantly cause 30% weapon damage, and apply a poison dealing additional damage over 10s
Cost: 20 MP, 10 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Opportunity's Strike
Deals damage based on how much time is left on Irish Blessing (less time means higher damage)
Cost: 10 MP, 15 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Sgian Dearg
Deals moderate damage, and applies Lucky Streak, causing your attacks to do more damage the lower your target's HP are (if below 40%) for 20 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 60 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Elusive: Dodge chance increased by 15%
Incisive: Critical Strike chance increased by 15%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Ceili
Increase your haste and chance to dogde by 35% for 20 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 40 sec cooldown





Paladin Class Skills


Description: Paladins are the honest and good protection of... GOOD and GOODNESS!

Armor: Paladin Class

How to get:
- You must earned the 10th Rank of Healer, the 10th Rank of Warrior, the 5th Rank of Good Faction and AQWorlds Member.
- (NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE) Do Artix Tasks Quest
- At Light Guard Keep (Code Location: lightguard)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat
- Are struck by an enemy in combat
- Cast 'Empower' on themselves


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Abolish
Physical / Magical
A quick strike dealing weapon damage plus magical damage. Also reduces all damage taken by 7% for 10 seconds. Stacks up to 10 times.
Cost: 20 MP, 2 sec cooldown

Note: Deals 138% weapon damage on impact.

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Healing Word
Physical / Magical
Heals yourself and two friendly targets for a moderate amount.
Cost: 25 MP, 6 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Exorcise
Magical
A light based ranged attack, high damage against undead enemies. Hits up to 3 targets.
Cost: 40 MP, 7 sec cooldown 15 MP, 6 sec cooldown

Note: Deals 122% weapon damage to non-undead enemies. Deals 306% weapon damage to undead enemies.

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Noble Mark: Endurance incrased 20%
Contemplative: Crit chance increased by 5%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Blinding Light
Physical / Magical
Deals damage to all enemies in range
Cost: 30 MP, 15 sec cooldown

Note: Despite the description claiming to damage all enemies in range, this attack can only hit up to 4 targets in the room.

6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
Ultimate Heal: There will be a small chance on every attack to instantly do Ultimate Heal (All-Team-Mate Heal) that will completely heal your party and make you invulnerable from damage for a short amount of time.





DoomKnight Class Skills


Description: Doom Knights are malevolent, dark warriors. They are violent, quite durable, and prefer to work alone. Feared throughout the history of time, the Doom Knight shows little remorse for the living. Sympathy is only derived from brute force.

Armor: DoomKnight Class

How to get:
- You must earned the 10th Rank of Healer, the 10th Rank of Warrior, the 5th Rank of Evil Faction and AQWorlds Member.
- From Gravelyn at Undead Assault Quest
- At Skullholme - Home of Shadowfall (Code Location: shadowfall)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strikes an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Soul Steal
A quick attack that deals a small amount of damage but then applies Dark Wound on the target, dealing 200% of weapon DPS over 8 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times and heals you for twice the damage dealt at maximum stacks. Also applies Cracked Soul, which increases the target's damage taken by 10% for 8 seconds and stacks 5 times.
Cost: 10 MP, 3 sec cooldown

Deals 151% Weapon Damage

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Soul Crush
Physical
A quick attack dealing physical and magical damage, improved by the number of Dark Wound stacks on the target. Applies either Feared or Despaired. Feared reduces the target's dodge by 50% and Despaired reduces their crit rate by 50%. Always hit but can't crit.
Cost: 10 MP, 4 sec cooldown

Despaired and Feared fade after 6 seconds if not reapplied.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Void Strike
Physical
A strong attack which deals weapon damage plus additional damage increased the closer you are to death.
Cost: 20 MP, 10 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Aggression: You deal 15% additional damage with physical attacks
Resolute: Damage taken reduced by 15%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Blood Offering
Physical
If Dark Wound is on the target, the caster will take additional damage per attack for 10 seconds, but will add some of the amount taken to their next autoattack. Otherwise, applies a 3 second stun.
Cost: 25 MP, 10 sec cooldown

6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
DoomStrike: It adds a small chance on every attack to do a MASSIVE darkness attack for about 50x your weapon damage.




Bard Class Skills


Description:
- For Bard: Bards are musicians who have a dramatic effect on the tide of battle. They are valuable allies in a strong group.
- For Troubador of Love: Music rocks your world, and the battlefield. Your special abilities allow you to stay in tune with those around you, whether your powers are used to heal or to hurt. (Suggested by Demi)

Armor: Bard Class, Troubador of Love (Courtesy of AQWWiki)

How to get:
- You must reach 4th Reputation Rank for Mythsong
- For Bard: From Jon Jett at Mythsong Quest
- For Troubador of Love: from your Game Menu and it's part of June 2016 Rare Gear event.


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

Other Tips:
- Randomly does "/dance", "/dance2", and "/airguitar" emotes while attacking.
- Weapon Damage: 90%, 1.5 speed.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Bodhran
Magical
Drums of war inspire your allies, raising damage by 20%, haste by 10%, and critical strike chance by 5%. Lasts 15 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 15 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Cantor's Lament
Magical
Deals moderate damage to target. Applies Crescendo, a DoT that gets stronger every time the target is attacked, lasting 10 seconds.
Cost: 10 MP, 2 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: O'Carolan's Reel
Magical
Perfect for skirmishes, brawls, battles, wars and fighting in general, O'Carolan's Reel applies a Heal-Over-Time (HoT) effect to all nearby allies.
Cost: 30 MP, 12 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Toured The World: Wisdom increased 20%
Agitato Allegro: Haste increased by 10%, Crit chance increased by 5%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Dissonance
Magical
Reduces the target's damage and hase by 15%, and critical strike chance by 5%, and grants additional mana to attackers striking the target for 15 seconds.
Cost: 10 MP, 15 sec cooldown





Guardian Class Skills


Description: Guardians are awe inspiring fighters, demonstrating physical and magical prowess. They harness their strength from the ancient Guardian Dragons.

Armor: Guardian Class

How to get:
- You must have Guardian verification on your Adventure Quest Worlds account to buy this armor.
- The Shop located at Guardian Tower (Code Location: tower)


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


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Guardian Rage
Physical
Furiously bombard your opponent with strikes. Damages and cripples your target, reducing outgoing damage by 5% for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
Cost: 15 MP, 4 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Keen
Physical
Use the pointy end of your weapon for stunningly sharp attacks. Applies Keen, increasing critical strike chance by 15%, and has a chance to stun the target briefly.
Cost: 20 MP, 8 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Guardian Light
Magical
Empower yourself. Releases blinding damage if your weapon is Keen, otherwise increases your resistance to incoming blows.
Cost: 25 MP, 15 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Red Shift: Haste increased 10%
Dragon's Might: Strength and Intellect increased 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Guardian Blast
Magical
Calls forth mighty dragon flames to scorch your opponents
Cost: 35 MP, 15 sec cooldown





Defender Class Skills


Description: Defenders are stoic, intensely loyal fighters. They attempt to control fights through sheer determination.

Armor: Defender Class

How to get:
- You must have Guardian verification on your Adventure Quest Worlds account to buy this armor.
- The Shop located at Guardian Tower (Code Location: tower)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Commanding Strike
Physical
Deals moderate damage and forces the target to turn its attention to you for 6 seconds
Cost: 10 MP, 3 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Crushing Sweep
Physical
Strikes up to two targets in melee range, dealing light damage. Also applies Crushed, reducing the target's outgoing damage by 15% and increasing incoming damage by 10%. Lasts 10 seconds
Cost: 20 MP, 4 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Retaliation
Physical
If the target is a monster, deals a damage based on the amount of damage that monster has done in the current fight. Deals moderate damage to players.
Cost: 25 MP, 5 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Veterancy: Critical strike chance increased 10%
Founder's Mark: Endurance increased 15%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Defender's Oath
Magical
Heals a friendly target for a small amount. Also applies Safeguard, absorbing all incoming damage up to an amount based on Attack Power. Last 8 seconds.
Cost: 30 MP, 30 sec cooldown





Evolved ClawSuit Class Skills


Description: The Claw Suit is an unexpected (and unwanted) gift to all of the naughty people of the world. It spreads damage rather than cheer, and it is very good at it.

Armor: Evolved ClawSuit 10 IMAGE, Prismatic ClawSuit IMAGE

How to get:
- From Tinsel at Frostvale 2010 Quest
- Prismatic ClawSuit from the Red Bag near Tinsel (Code Location: battleon) at Frostvale 2013: Dage's Dark Winter Event


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strikes an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Naughty
Physical / Magical
A quick, damaging attack. Applies 'Naughty' debuff, making this attack stronger, stacking up to 4 times. If 'Nice' is present, it is replaced by Frostburn, DoT effect on the target.
Cost: 20 MP, 3 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Nice
Physical / Magical
A weak attack that heals the caster slightly. Applies 'Nice' debuff, making the heal stronger, stacking up to 4 times. If 'Naughty' is present, it is replaced by Holiday Cheer, a HoT effect on the caster.
Cost: 20 MP, 3 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Check The List
Physical
If the target is Naughty, deals heavy damage and applies Lump of Coal, lowering target haste. If the target is Nice, applies Blitzen's Blitz, increasing caster haste and damage done while reducing damage taken. Does not consume 'Naughty' or 'Nice'
Cost: 40 MP, 6 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Workshop Master: Increased STR and INT by 10%
Spiked Nog: Critical Strike Chance increased by 5%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Arctic Stamina
Physical
Reduces your incoming damage by 30%, and increase outoing damage by 20% for 8 seconds.
Cost: 50 MP, 30 sec cooldown





Chronomancer Class Skills


Description: Chronomancers alter the flow of time to tremendous effect in battle.

Armor: Chronomancer ANIMATION

How to get:
- From buying Battleon Calendar - 2011 Year of the Moglin at HeroMart (http://www.heromart.com/)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
Attack while under the effects of Temporal Rift


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Temporal Strike
Physical / Magical
Deals light damage to the target and applies Temporal Rift to the caster, a stacking effect (up to 4) that other abilities rely on.
Cost: 5 MP, 2 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Rift Inversion
Physical / Magical
Heals you for an amount based on the damage you've recently taken while under the effects of Temporal Rift (up to 40% of your HP) and consumes Temporal Rift. Applies Inverted Matrix, boosting haste but preventing Temporal Rift from being applied for 6 seconds.
Cost: 20 MP, 12 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Rift Collapse
Physical / Magical
Deals damage based on the damage you've recently dealt while under the effects of Temporal Rift. Consumes Temporal Rift stacks.
Cost: 30 MP, 6 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Fall Back: Dogde chance increased by 15%
Spring Forward: Critical strike chance, Hit chance and Haste increase by 5%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Riftburn
Magical
Places a DoT effect on the target, based on the number of Temporal Rift stacks you have, and consumes those stacks. The DoT deals more damage with more stacks, and gets stronger over time.
Cost: 50 MP, 16 sec cooldown





Ranger Class Skills


Description: --IN PROGRESS--

Armor: --IN PROGRESS--

How to get:
When you've accumulated Rank 10 in Sandsea Reputation, talk to Zhoom (Code Location: sandsea) and become the greatest Ranger the world has ever seen!


Mana Regeneration Tips:
Rangers regain mana when they strike an enemy in combat and when they dogde any attack, also restoring some HP.


Other Tips:
Rangers heavily rely on their Strength, Endurance, and Dexterity stats, so choosing Enhancements that aid these three things will aid you in battle. A great starting Enh would be Thief.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Mark for Death
--IN PROGRESS
Deals light damage and applies Death Mark to your foe.
Cost: 5 MP, 1.5 sec cooldown
Tips: Death Mark can stack up to 5 times unless consumed by a skill or allowed to fade, and reduces foe's damage up to 5% until consumed.

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Scorching Arrow
--IN PROGRESS--
Launches a flaming arrow at your enemy, dealing moderate damage, also burning them with a fire Damage over Time (DoT).
Cost: 15 MP, 10 sec cooldown
Tips: Fire damage over time can be increased by Death Mark.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Explosive Bolt
--IN PROGRESS--
This arrow has an explosive tip which explodes on impact, dealing high damage
Cost: 25 MP, 3 sec cooldown
Tips: Nearby foes can also be caught in the explosion for minor damage. Damage increased by Death Mark.

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Ranger Secrets: Increases Dexterity by 15%.
Target Vitals: Crit chance increased by 8%.

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Vampiric Shot
--IN PROGRESS--
You fire a magic arrow inscribed with runes at your target
Cost: 40 MP, 30sec cooldown
Tips: Dealing moderate damage to them but also applying a HoT effect to yourself. Both Damage and Heal Over Time effects are increased by Death Mark.






Card Clasher Class Skills


Description: --IN PROGRESS--

Armor: --IN PROGRESS--

How to get:
- From buying CardGame at HeroMart (http://www.heromart.com/)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
--IN PROGRESS--


Other Tips:
This class is unlike any other in AQW's history. It has the ability to deal cards to you and your opponent and each card has a different effect on each of you!


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Draw
--IN PROGRESS
Deals a card to you and your opponent. Cards make you stronger and your opponent weaker. Cards have additional effects when Tap is cast.
Cost: 15 MP, 2 sec cooldown
Tips: You get three types of cards. A Sword, A Shield and a Spell card.

The cards dealt are random, but you can hit Deal again to get different cards. Be careful! Don't spend all of your time and mana looking for just the right cards!

This class is the first LUCK BASED class, so you will need to visit Cysero in the tub in Yulgar's Inn to gear up! Your CRIT can get pretty high with the ALL LUCK build but try your own builds and see what works best for you!

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Tap
--IN PROGRESS--
Tap the cards on you and your target, removing the cards and applying powerful effects. Power is increased by Raise The Stakes stacks, which are consumed.
Cost: 25 MP, 2 sec cooldown
Tips: TAPPING THE SWORD CARD: If YOU have the sword card and you use TAP, it will increase damage you do to your foe. If your FOE has the sword card and you use TAP, it will decrease the damage they do to you.

TAPPING THE SHIELD CARD: If YOU have the shield card and you use TAP, it will increase your defenses making you take less damage. If your FOE has the shield card and you use TAP, it will decrease the their defenses making them take more damage.

TAPPING THE SPELL CARD: If YOU have the spell card and you use TAP, it will apply a decent HoT (Heal over Time) spell to you, restoring a portion of your health for the duration of the spell. If your FOE has the spell card and you use TAP, it will apply a decent DoT (Damage over Time) spell to your for, eating away portion of their health for the duration of the spell.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Raise The Stakes
--IN PROGRESS--
Each cast of this spell makes the effects of Tap and Clash more powerful, but it also hurts you and leaves you more vulnerable. Stacks up to 4 times. Consumed by Tap.
Cost: 20 MP, 2 sec cooldown
Tips: This skill will increase ANY of the card effects listed above, but it's a dangerous tool. Raising The Stakes in any game of chance has its concenquences...

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Stacked Deck: Luck increased by 15%
Beat The Odds: Crit, Dodge, and Hit chance are increased

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Clash
--IN PROGRESS--
Deals damage to your target based on Raise The Stakes stacks, but does not consume them.
Cost: 10 MP, 6 sec cooldown
Tips: This power is your mini-nuke, and the best part is that you can still use your stacks of Rasie The Stakes when you Tap the cards you have in play if you time it right, but again... you know what could happen if you bet it all on one big crit.






Necromancer Class Skills or Pinkomancer Skills


Description:
- NECROMANCER => Embrace the Darkness that lies within you. Channel it to control the Undead that surround you. The darkest Power can be yours!
- PINKOMANCER => As the natural enemy to Paladins, Pinkomancers are powerful but adorably twisted magic users who command undead buddies. Just because you're this cute doesn't mean you can't kick butt! PINK POWER!

Armor:
- Necromancer ANIMATION
- Pinkomancer IMAGE (Courtesy of AQWwiki http://aqwwiki.wikidot.com)

How to get:
- For NECROMANCER:
There will be 2 paths to get that lead to obtaining the non-member Necromancer class.

PATH 1, The Earned Path: You can EARN the Necromancer through hard work and dedication. Once you reach the top of the Tower of Necromancy in DoomWood the master of the tower will offer you the class if you are able to deliver 2 items. The first is the Necropolis University Expanded edition of the Necromonicon which can ONLY be found for Rank 10 DOOMWOOD REPUTATION from the DoomWood Rep Shop in LightGuard Keep. The second item a Creature Shard that will be a 5% drop from the Creature Creation in the Chopping Maul.

In summary, to earn the EARNED version you need to get to Doomwood Rep Rank 10, Farm the Creature Creation and overcome all of the tests and puzzles on your way to the top of the tower.

PATH 2, The AC Path: You can BUY the Necromancer for 2000 ACs from Zorbak in his hut in the Chopping Maul map. You will have to have completed all of the doomwood quests neccessary to enter Zorbak's hut but hopefully you have aleady done that.


- For the PINKOMANCER, it's from Beleen's Birthday Shop at December 2012.


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


Other Tips:
You need to understand the Necromancer to really master it. Necromancers are all about stealing life energy from the living and even sacrificing their own life energy to become more powerful. If you are unwise, you can eaisly kill yourself with this class.

The class balances on the razor's edge between life and death. Using your own life force to power your pet and stealing your enemies life force to keep you alive. It needs you to pay attention and use your brain.

Watch your HP bar, find the happy place between sacrifice and power... then DESTROY!

If I were you I'd use Wizard Enhancements since Necro gets its power mainly from INT and slightly from WIS like Magi do.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Summon Minion OR Summon BFF
Magical
Summons an undead minion to your side (only appears if summoned outside of combat). Also sends your minion into a frenzy increasing all damage by 150% but casting a DoT on yourself, damaging you over time.
Cost: 45 MP, 16 sec cooldown
Tips: FIRST, if you do not summon your minion, your attacks will do next to nothing to your foe.This should the first skill you use, unless the Skeletal Minion is already standing right in front of you.

SECOND, if you have another pet equipped, UNequip it. Your minion cannot be summoned if you already have a pet equipped.

THIRD, once your minion has been summoned this becomes a POWERFUL attack buff for your pet. You watch as your pet goes into overdrive doing slightly more than DOUBLE DAMAGE for the duration of the effect, but you also watch a portion of your life energy tick away.

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Weaken OR Tickled Pink
Magical
Leech life from the target, dealing damage while healing you. Also weakens the target, lowering damage by 40% for 6 seconds.
Cost: 20 MP, 5 sec cooldown
Tips: You will be using this skill a LOT. Not only does it do a small amount of damage and return some HP to you, it also lowers your foe's damage output by 40% for the duration of the effect. As nice as this is, between your pet's Frenzy skill and the Infect skill, you will be giving up a lot of your life.
Deals 205% weapon damage.

Use this to keep you going.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Infect OR Pinkalicious Rage
Magical
Infect yourself, damaging yourself and restoring 20 MP.
Cost: 3 sec cooldown
Tips: THIS SKILL is the dangerous one. You can get away without using it, but if you learn how to use it wisely, it basicaly opens up a world of infinite power to you. Use this skill to convert a good portion of your HP directly into MP.
Does not restore mana when the mana bar is over 80.

Master this skill and you master the class.

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Death's Strength OR Incurable Pink Eye: Increase Damage Output by 15%
Death's Speed OR Artix's Weakness: Increase Haste by 20%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Command Undead OR Pink Empowerment
Magical
Use your Necrotic magic to assault your opponent, either commanding your pet to attack for massive damage or dealing a weakened version by yourself.
Cost: 20 MP, 6 sec cooldown
Tips: Here is your mini-nuke. It's a very handy power to unlock as it buffs your pet for a beefy single strike against your foe which only costs mana, without eating any of your life. Use in conjunction with Summon Frenzy skill and apply liberally to foe for best results.
Deals 275% weapon damage.
Causes player to use "/point" emote.

6th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Necrotic Resistance: reduce spell damage taken by 30%





Chaos Shaper Class Skills


Description: You have come to understand that Chaos is a tool that can be used for neither good nor evil. Mastering it could make you powerful beyond imagining... unless you lose yourself in the Chaos.

Armor: Chaos Shaper ANIMATION

How to get:
Anyone who has EVER purchased a total of 15 months (or more) worth of AQW memberships (even if those 15 months weren't all at once, and even if they have expired) will get the CHAOS SHAPER BADGE on their character page and in their Book of Lore! Click on your badge in the Book of Lore and you can open a shop that will grant you access to these Chaos Shaper Class.


Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


Other Tips:
Most of the Chaos Shaper's abilities have 2 possible outcomes. That means that you can't really plan out your next move. You NEED to think fast and respond to each outcome. It completely changes how you play, each time you use a skill.

Even though this class require a lot of Luck to help your Crits, it's a very strong Warrior based class that is best at mowing down your enemy fast by overpowering them. I suggest STR based enhancements for fast damage.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Twist Time
Magical
The powers of Chaos alter time increasing your attack speed OR reducing the speed of your enemy.
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown
Tips: As with most possible stun powers this is a good lead off ability but again, either way you win. Either your foe loses HALF of its damage dealing ability for a few seconds OR it gets stunned, giving you a chance to Twist Time and get some mana back fast or let the next skill do its job.

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Chaos Fog
Magical
A Chaotic stuns your target OR weakens the target reducing the damage it does.
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown
Tips: As with most possible stun powers this is a good lead off ability but again, either way you win. Either your foe loses HALF of its damage dealing ability for a few seconds OR it gets stunned, giving you a chance to Twist Time and get some mana back fast or let the next skill do its job.

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Chaotic Touch
Magical
A Chaotic touch that harms your target or heals yourself.
Cost: 20 MP, 7 sec cooldown
Tips: This Ability can be a lifesaver but I have found that it's never that outcome that I want when I want it. Either your target gets a fairly powerful DoT (Damage over Time) placed on it that ticks away its life which you go to town on it, or... and you need this one... it hits you with a fairly powerful HoT (Heal over Time). I've found that this is a good skill to use if you pull off a stun. You will come to depend on that HoT but remember that you can never count on anything when you're playing with Chaos!

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Chaotic Strength: Increase STR by 10%
Chaotic Focus: Increase CRIT by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Death Grip
Magical
The power of Chaos causes high damage to your target BUT might backfire and cause harm to yourself instead!
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown
Tips: This skill is the live saver and the heart breaker. You have a 60% chance to deal a MASSIVE blow to your target and it's just about as expensive in terms of mana as any of the other skills allowing you to do a LOT of damage over and over and over. But that leaves a 40% chance that your Chaotic power will backlash against you dealing a massive hit to yourself. YOU CAN KILL YOURSELF, so beware!






Shaman Class Skills


Description: Shaman share a deep connection with Lore's four main Elements, enabling their robes to be completely color customizable. Commanding their primal instincts in battle leads these magic mavens to victory.

Armor: Shaman ANIMATION

How to get:
Reach Rank 10th Arcangrove Reputation. Then you can buy at Rayst (Code Location: arcangrove).

Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Ancestor's Flame
Magical
Deals moderate damage to up to three targets, and applies Scorched Spirit. Damage increased by Elemental Embrace.
Cost: 10 MP, 4 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Hydrophobia
Magical
Deals moderate damage to up to three targets. Any damage caused to targets affected by Scorched Spirit will heal the shaman for a portion of the damage dealt. Healing increased by Elemental Embrace.
Cost: 15 MP, 4 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Dry Lightning
Magical
Deals heavy damage to the target. Damage increased by Elemental Embrace.
Cost: 40 MP, 16 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Ancestral Teachings: Intellect Increased 15%
Primal Fury: Crit chance increased by 8%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Elemental Embrace
Magical
Deals light damage to target and applies Elemental Embrace, negating all target Evasion and Critical Strike chance. This effect also makes the Shaman's spells more powerful, and gets stronger the more spells the Shaman casts againts the target.
Cost: 60 MP, 16 sec cooldown





Evolved Shaman Class Skills


Description: Shamans share a deep connection with Lore's four main elements. But there lies within the Shaman sect a core group who have gone beyond, looked deeper, traveled down magical paths others dare not tread, and so are now more closely connected to the elements than their less-evolved brethren.

Armor: Evolved Shaman ANIMATION

How to get:
There's 2 way you can get the Evolved Shaman Class:
- Reach 10th Rank of Arcangrove Reputation
- Buy using ACs at the Arcangrove Rep shop (though it will not require Arcangrove Reputation)

Then You can buy at Rayst (Code Location: arcangrove)



Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


Other Tips:
We suggest using any of the Caster enhancements on Shaman, though it is geared towards Spellbreaker enhancements, since the class derives power from INT and WIS.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: Freezing Flame
Magical
Deals moderate damage and either burns your foe for damage over time or freezes your target in place, stunning them for 4 seconds. Effect increased by Elemental Grasp.
Cost: 5 MP, 6 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Furious Gale
Magical
Deals heavy damage and reduces enemy haste while increasing yours for a short time. Effects both increased by Elemental Grasp.
Cost: 15 MP, 10 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Refreshing Rain
Magical
Casts a Heal Over Time on yourself and nearby allies. Duration of the healing effect is increased by Elemental Grasp.
Cost: 20 MP, 15 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Ancestral Teachings: Increast INT by 15%
Primal Fury: Increase Crit Chance by 8%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Elemental Grasp
Magical
Deals light damage to target and applies Elemental Grasp, negating all target Evasion and Critical Strike chance. This effect also makes the Evolved Shaman's spells more powerful, and gets stronger the more spells the Shaman casts against the target.
Cost: 60 MP, 16 sec cooldown

6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
Elemental Storm: Small chance to greatly increase the power of an AoE ability.






UndeadSlayer Class Skills


Description: Wield the Light to save those trapped by the Darkness! You are an UndeadSlayer, meant to free the souls of those unwillingly trapped by the agents of Evil. Face down your foes, knowing that you have the power of Light, Might, and Right on your side!

Armor: UndeadSlayer IMAGE

How to get:
There's 2 way you can get the UndeadSlayer Class:
- Reach 10th Rank of DoomWood Reputation
- Buy using ACs at the DoomWood Rep shop (though it will not require DoomWood Reputation)

Then You can buy from Lady Speedstyk at LightGuard Keep (Code Location: lightguard)



Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


Other Tips:
The most important thing that you need to understand about UndeadSlayer is that is was built for SLAYING UNDEAD. It is a decent class for soloing but might feel a little underpowered UNTIL you are in DoomWood, BattleUnder, Shadowfall or fighting undead in some other area.

The UndeadSlayer Class has an interesting dynamic that you won't find in any other class. It takes both Mana to use its abilities but you also need to gather Spirit Orbs to increase the effects of the skills. Getting Spirit Orbs is easy, you get one every time your auto-attack goes off against an undead, even if you miss. You'll see the count going up as you fight and it will max out that 200 Spirit Orbs.

I've found it pretty useful against undead bosses to just sit there and heal myself until ive' got a LOT of Spirit Orbs banked. After that you can either blow it all on a big Dragon Lance, cause it's nice to see that BIG damage, but make sure you heal first. One last mega-heal never hurts and after the Lance, because after that you're back to 0 Orbs and a rinky dink heal.

The other option is to keep the stacks and damage flowing. If you keep the spirit orbs banked, Exorsize and Vorpal Strike start really doing some serious damage and the BEST part is they the cooldowns and mana cost remain steady so you just clewing through the bosses HP and keeping up those mega-self-heals.

Depends on your play-style.

Either way, I think this class accomplishes what Artix wanted when he designed the skills. It allows you to mow through undead as if you WERE Artix himself, Spirit Orbs and all. The more you fight the STRONGER you get.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: EXORCISE
Physical
A powerful spirit attack, damage enhanced by spirit power. More effective against undead.
This class is not complex. This is an attack. It does damage. It does more damage against undead. The more Spirit Orbs you have banked, the more damage it does. It's a very inexpensive skill with a very fast cooldown so spam it.
Cost: 10 MP, 2 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: SPIRIT OF HEALING
Physical
Heal yourself with spirit power. Amount healed increased with spirit power.
A handy self-heal. It's enough to keep you alive with low spirit orbs but as stacks go up it makes it insane. Nearly a full heal with the max 200 Spirit Orbs banked.

This one will eat your mana if you're not careful but considering the cooldown it shouldn't be a problem for most to balance cost versus effect.
Cost: 20 MP, 10 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: VORPAL STRIKE
Physical
A strong attack enhanced by spirit power.
Once again, if you can make a sandwich, you can use this class. This is another attack. It also does damage. The more Spirit Orbs you have banked, the more damage it does. Once again, it's cheap and has a fast cooldown. Your mana won't flat line if you are spamming this one as soon as the cooldown pops either.
Cost: 10 MP, 5 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
REJUVINATION: Increase Endurance by 15%
BLESSED SPEED BURST: Increase Haste by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: DRAGON LANCE
Physical
A strong attack enhanced by spirit power. The UndeadSlayer's ultimate attack. Requires at least 20 Spirit Power to use. Consumes ALL Spirit Power.
Here's the Big Daddy attack for Undead Slayer. This attack does a MININUM of around 6000 damage to an undead foe and the damage only goes up with the Spirit Orbs you bank. With a full stack banked, it's not uncommon to see a crit for around 15-20,000 damage. It's pretty nasty.
Cost: 30 MP, 30 sec cooldown

6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
SPIRIT SURGE: Small chance that using one of your skills other than Auto-Attack may result in instantly maxing out your Spirit Power.

This is a pretty nice little extra you get for maxing out the class. I've had it happen to me only twice in testing but suddenly your heals are HUGE and your Dragon Lance are taking a third of an undead bosses life.







Vindicator Of They Class Skills


Description: Through arduous battling and a perilous journey, you defeated the Collector and vindicated They Might Be Giants!

Armor: Vindicator Of They IMAGE

How to get:
There's 2 way you can get the Vindicator Of They Class:
- From the Token daily quests in the AQWorlds 3rd Birthday - They Might Be Giants! event (Members can earn tokens twice as fast!), then use the tokens to purchase the class, helm, sword and cape from the Token Shop.
- Buy the AC version of the class from the Johns in the Collection map or from Ragnar in Battleon, but remember that you can only buy the CLASS with ACs. If you want the rest of the set then you'll have to do those dailies.

For your information, this class is related to the AQWorlds 3rd Birthday - They Might Be Giants! event, so this class WILL go rare when the rest of the event leaves (Approximately at October 2012).



Mana Regeneration Tips:
- Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
- Are struck by an enemy in combat


Other Tips:
This class was designed to be a single target or solo class. It will work best in groups like every other class, but it can handle a fight on its own and it likes it that way.

It's an armored caster class so I used INT Enhancements but you might want to try HYBRID or HEALER and see how those work for you. If you encounter any issues with this class, it will be managing your Mana... at least until you hit Rank 10.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: SUPER TASTER
Physical / Magical
Summons a Super Taster to bite your foe, causing a DoT and slowing your enemy for 6 seconds.
This is your first and least expensive skill. Once you get your healing attack it's hard to remember to use this one but you MUST NOT FORGET IT. The Damage Over Time is one of the most powerful in the game and the haste debuff is something you never want to be without.
Cost: 15 MP, 5 sec cooldown


2nd Skill [Rank 5]: I JUST WANT YOUR HALF
Magical
Take a small amount of you foe's life force and heal yourself for a small amount.
Notice that the cooldown is only 3 seconds on this one? That will cause you to want to spam it but don't fall for it. You will eat your mana and be left with nothing in no-time. It is the wise warrior who knows when to apply a self-heal.
Cost: 20 MP, 3 sec cooldown


3rd Skill [Rank 5]: WE WANT A ROCK
Magical
Petrify your opponent for 4 seconds but applies a DoT to you.
Use this skill at your own risk. The ability to turn most monsters into stone is a nice one to have, especially when you want to deal out the last few seconds of damage in peace but the price may not be worth paying. It's not that big of a deal since you can heal the DoT away but again, it is a question of how you want to spend your mana.
Cost: 20 MP, 20 sec cooldown


4th Skill [Rank 5]: Passive Ability
I'VE GOT A FANG: Increase Damage Output by 20%
HOT CHA: Increase Haste by 20%


5th Skill [Rank 5]: MASS OF INCANDESCENT GAS
Magical
Create a tiny SUN causing massive damage. Applies a DoT and reduces the damage the enemy does for 10 seconds.
First, while the mana cost is high, the cooldown is only 10 seconds so it is possible to use it very often. Second, it deals a massive blow to your enemy. Third, it ALSO lays a DoT (Damage Over Time) on them leeching them for even more damage. Fourth and finally, it ALSO debuffs the enemy reducing the amount of damage they can do for TEN full seconds.
Cost: 30 MP, 10 sec cooldown


6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
CAN'T KEEP JOHNNY DOWN: Randomly, on hit, fully refills your mana.
The reward for getting your Vindicator Of They all the way to rank 10 is that your mana will completely refill itself from time to time. Since it's a utility skill instead of an attack Artix Entertainment have coded it to happen about TEN TIMES MORE OFTEN than the other rank 10 passive class before this class.







PaladinSlayer Class Skills


Description: --IN PROGRESS--

Armor: --IN PROGRESS--

How to get:
From buying AQW Battle Card Game Mod Packs, which is DoomWood Mod Pack and Chaos Mod Pack at TOYS R US STORES or HeroMart (http://www.heromart.com/)



Mana Regeneration Tips:
--IN PROGRESS--


Other Tips:
Anyone who has played through the first portion of DoomWood knows that Vordred, the PaladinSlayer was built for nothing more or less than completely destroying every last Paladin on the face of Lore but their dark powers go far beyond that one simple task. They are powerhouse damage-dealers DESIGNED for combat!

It draws some of its strength from Str and some from Int as it has a number of Physical and Magical attacks. I've had the best results with Hybrid Enh, but if you want to add some survivability, try SpellBreaker and let us know what you think on the forums!


1st Skill [Rank 1]: DECAY
--IN PROGRESS--
A quick strike dealing both weapon damage plus magical damage. Applies Decay which stacks up to 5 times. First stops all healing them applies a progressively worse DoT.
Here's your main PvP skill for fighting any kind of healer, Paladin or otherwise. You'd be surprised how weak most other classes get when they can't heal themselves. This is also your go-to power. There are better Damage over Time powers in other AQW classes but never underestimate how much life this skill can eat away. Just make sure you keel that stack going... do not let it fade.
Cost: 12 MP, 4 sec cooldown


2nd Skill [Rank 2]: DARK ENERGY
--IN PROGRESS--
Condenses dark energy into a solid projectile and launches it at your enemy.
This is another damage skill. You fire a crystal of pure darkness at your intended target. Great for pulling monsters from across the room so you never have to slow down combat. Also good for firing into the backs of fleeing foes in the PvP arena.
Cost: 15 MP, 7 sec cooldown


3rd Skill [Rank 3]: DARK GRIP
--IN PROGRESS--
Darkness grips your enemy, reducing haste and increasing all damage they receive.
At this rank you start becoming valuable in a group setting, be it PvP or teaming up to fight bosses in the storyline, but this powerful debuff is also really good for solo adventuring. This is another ability that you should not allow to fade. Slowing your foe provides a little damage mitigation, but lowering their defenses at the same time make this skill worth the rather high mana cost.
Cost: 35 MP, 15 sec cooldown


4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
DARK POWER: Increase Strength by 15%
DARK MARK: Increase Critical Chance by 5%

Ranking up the class unlocks the ability to hit harder every time you hit, plus an increased chance of getting a critical strike. Nothing bad about it.


5th Skill [Rank 5]: UNDEAD POWER
--IN PROGRESS--
Applies a damage and dodge buff to yourself or a friend.
For 10 seconds your damage is increased by 60% and your dodge rate goes up providing a decent amount of cover from incoming damage. Once again, solo adventurers will be glad to have this power but it also makes this class ideal for team play.

While testing this ability, we tried teaming up with a lot of classes. The Necro, CardClasher and Vindicator of They classes saw a very noticeable spike in damage output since their damage output is already so high. Rogue, if paired with its skills correctly, was flat-out damage proof for a while but the neatest effect we saw with Defender class. With it's ability to maintain aggro from monsters, this became a real game changer. Paired with PaladinSlayer's damage output it because an army of 2.

Cost: 20 MP, 45 sec cooldown


6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
VOIDUMINANCE: POW
Like a lot of recent classes, this one also has a rank 10 passive. Every once in a while, out of nowhere, you will see a little yellow "Voiduminance" and a very very large damage number appear over your foe. It's tasty.







Chrono Corruptor Class Skills


Description: --IN PROGRESS--

Armor: --IN PROGRESS--

How to get:
- From buying Battleon Calendar - 2012 The Year Of Chaos at HeroMart (http://www.heromart.com/)


Mana Regeneration Tips:
--IN PROGRESS--


Other Tips:
ChronoCorruptors proudly boast their Strength, Intellect, Endurance, and Dexterity stats. Enhancing your gear with a combination of Fighter, Wizard, and Thief enhancements would fare nicely for the intrepid ChronoCorruptor… although some would insist that decking yourself out in all Hybrid enhancements would produce the ultimate ChronoCorruptor…



1st Skill [Rank 1]: Chaos Rift Strike
--IN PROGRESS--
Seals light damage to the target and applies Chaos Rift to the caster, a stacking effect (up to 4) that other abilities rely on.
Cost: 5 MP, 2 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: Split Causality
--IN PROGRESS--
Heals you with a HoT for an amount based on the damage you've recently taken while under the effects of Chaos Rift (up to 40% of your HP) OR applies Time Bleed effect to the foe (DoT based on stacks of Chaos Rift). Consumes Chaos Rift stacks.
Cost: 20 MP, 12 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: Time Collapse
--IN PROGRESS--
Deals damage based on the damage you've recently dealt while under the effects of Chaos Rift. Consumes Chaos Rift stacks.
Cost: 30 MP, 6 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
Chaotic Movement: Doge chance increased by 10%.
Embrace Chaos: Damage increased by 10%.

5th Skill [Rank 5]: Shiftburn
--IN PROGRESS--
Either increases Haste, Damage and Crit for 6 seconds, OR causes one large hit for massive damage and stuns enemy for 6 seconds.
Cost: 50 MP, 16 sec cooldown






DarkSide Class Skills
(Some information from: AQWwiki - http://aqwwiki.wikidot.com/darkside)


Description: Vader Darkside was the winner of the 2nd I CAN HAS MOD contest and wished that the Cheezeburger change into a farming based, pet class and thus the Darkside class was born. Now go out and embrace your rage!

Armor: DarkSide IMAGE

How to get:
Vader Darkside was the winner of the 2nd round of the I CAN HAS MOD contest. He wished that Cysero's Golden Cheezburger be transformed into a pet class that is good for farming which members and non-mebers alike could use. In order to get the class you need to have Cysero's Golden Cheezburger which was sold from Cleric Joy for about a month before the contest ended. The Class will not be sold for ACs or gold anywhere in the game. No burger, no class.



Mana Regeneration Tips:
Darksiders gain mana from all hits landed in combat,and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to "their own" HP total.


Other Tips:
Vader Darkside wished for a caster class so this guy does all magical damage. I highly suggest Wizard Enh. Vader Darkside wished for a class with a lot of AOE (Area Of Effect, or Multi-hit) attacks which was not as strong as Necro but still a good solid farming class. I think that is just what we've built for him. That means that while this class is GREAT for taking on lots of monsters at once, it's not great at bosses. It has some skills that will be useful in PvP but I wouldn't recommend this as a PvP class.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: BLOOD BOIL
Magical
Summons your Battle pet or focuses your anger through your pet to DOUBLE their damage for a short time.
You know what this is if you've ever played Necro or Horc Evader. If you don't have a pet equipped (Battle Pet or even a normal pet) then it will summon the Hate Wolf to your side. If you already have the Hate Wolf or some other Battle Pet summoned, then it's a REALLY nice buff. I suggest using this after you have a few stacks of Deep Rage built up.
Cost: 25 MP, 15 sec cooldown

2nd Skill [Rank 2]: DARK POWER
Magical
You strike out at your foes with arcing energy, doing light damage and applying Deep Rage to all foes hit. Damage increases with stacks of Deep Rage which stacks up to 5 times.
We couldn't built a caster class for a guy named VADER DARKSIDE without adding lightening shooting from your hands! This is your go-to skill. The cooldown is rather long for a skill that applies a stacking aura but since you can hit multiple foes you can get 3 or even 4 stacks at once. Then activate Blood Boil and BOOM, big hits and bigger crits on everything in sight.
Cost: 15 MP, 6 sec cooldown

3rd Skill [Rank 3]: BLINDING PAIN
Magical
Light damage to all enemies, 25% chance to stun all enemies in range for 4 seconds and reduces enemy damage. Damage reduction increases with stacks of Deep Rage.
This is your damage mitigation spell. Use it when things are getting hairy to reduce incoming damage, do a little of your own damage on the side and possibly stun one, several or ALL of the enemies you are facing. It's not too costly and it only has a 10 second cooldown which means you should use it often if you want to be successful.
Cost: 25 MP, 10 sec cooldown

4th Skill [Rank 4]: Passive Ability
BLOOD RUSH: Increase Haste by 10%
TERRIFYING MIGHT: Increase Damage by 10%

5th Skill [Rank 5]: RENEWAL SPELL
Magical
Requires at least one stack of Deep Rage. Restores some Health and Mana but reduces Haste severely for a short time. Health, Mana and Haste Reduction increase based on stacks of Deep Rage.
This spell pretty much ensures that you never need to stop farming. Ever. Notice that it has NO mana cost. Just click it and you get Health and Mana back but you HAVE to know when to use it. If you let your life or mana get too low before you use it, the Haste Reduction will get you killed by whatever mob of monsters you have attacking you from all sides. Use it right and you are an unstopable farming machine!
Cost: 30 sec cooldown

6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
LASH OUT: You can no longer contain your rage. It explodes from you in a magical wave. All enemies in range take high damage. Consumes all stacks of Deep Rage.

Here's the cherry on top. Small % to proc this spell which devestates anyone or anything in your area.






Horc Evader Class Skills


Description: --IN PROGRESS--

Armor: --IN PROGRESS--

How to get:
There's 2 way you can get the Horc Evader Class:
- You must reach 10th Rank of Horc Reputation. Then you can buy from Kagg at Bloodtusk Ravine (Code Location: bloodtusk)
- Buy the AC version of the class from Ragnar in Battleon.


Mana Regeneration Tips:
--IN PROGRESS--


1st Skill [Rank 1]: WHISTLE
--IN PROGRESS--
Calls a pet to your side or sends it into a rage causing more damage but making you take more damage too.
Cost: 45 MP, 16 sec cooldown


2nd Skill [Rank 5]: SHADOW STRIKE
--IN PROGRESS--
Your pet attack your target causing Damage Over Time while also increasing your Dodge for a short time. Effect stacks up to 3 times.
Cost: 10 MP, 3 sec cooldown


3rd Skill [Rank 5]: SMELL FEAR
--IN PROGRESS--
Your pet sniffs out your foe's weak spot greatly increasing you Dodge and Crit but slowing your attack speed for a short time.
Cost: 15 MP, 5 sec cooldown


4th Skill [Rank 5]: Passive Ability
NIGHT HUNTER: Increase Critical Chance by 10%
SHADOW WISE: Increase Dodge by 10%


5th Skill [Rank 5]: HUNTER'S CALL
--IN PROGRESS--
You decide to put an end to this fight quickly. You call out to your pet increasing you AND your foe's Haste for a short amount of time.
Cost: 20 MP, 6 sec cooldown


6th Skill [Rank 10]: Passive Ability
SMELL BLOOD: You sense that your foe is near defeat which causes a burst of incredible speed for a few moments.






Troll SpellSmith Class Skills


Description: Recommended enhancement: Wizard.— The Trolls are masters of magics and logic empower them in combat. Troll magic is not just a weapon, but every tool that they need and the SpellSmith has a spell for any situation.

Armor: Troll SpellSmith IMAGE

How to get:
There's 2 way you can get the Horc Evader Class:
- You must reach 10th Rank of Troll Reputation. Then you can buy from Sokrakiis at Bloodtusk Ravine (Code Location: bloodtusk)
- Buy the AC version of the class from Ragnar in Battleon.


Mana Regeneration Tips:
Troll Spellsmith gain mana from all hits landed in combat, and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to "their own" HP total.


1st Skill [Rank 1]: ENERGY ARC
Magical
Calls on the power of electricity to arc from one foe to the next, slowing all of their attack speeds.
Cost: 35 MP, 10 sec cooldown


2nd Skill [Rank 5]: FROSTFLAME
Magical
A freezing fire that will cause moderate ice damage and slow your enemies with a chance to stun them.
Cost: 25 MP, 5 sec cooldown


3rd Skill [Rank 5]: FOCUS ENERGY
Magical

Design Notes

October 31, 2014

Voltaire Takes Over Mogloween

It's Friday the 31st, and Voltaire's Here to Terrify!

Battle alongside Voltaire and Deady as you adventure through Lore's darkest and deadliest tales! Survive the haunted House of Crusher, defy treachery as you hunt for the Cask of Amoglinado, and discover the Wyvern's greatest fear - a mysterious villain lurking in the shadows, waiting to bind you inside this book of horrors... FOREVER!

The spookiest tales of terror await you this Friday!

Prepare to be scared... and make sure you bring your sharpest blades because once you enter the book... you may NEVER get out!

  • Talk to Voltaire in /poehub to begin the adventure, then battle through:
  • The tale of The House of Crusher in /crusher
  • The story of The Cask of Amoglinado in /cask
  • A poem-parody of The Raven - The Wyvern in /wyvern

With 4 maps, 10 cutscenes, 13 quests, an entire novel full of new monsters, four shops full of gear, a Class and the most macabre boss Poe's dark dreams could design... this is one of our biggest releases in a long time! And speaking of gear... 

4 New Shops FULL of Gear!

Each of the four new maps tonight has an exclusive shop! The gear in the Mogloween Event Rares shop from Voltaire will only be available for a short time, but the gear in /crusher, /cask, and /wyvern will return EVER YEAR! /cheer

Mogloween Event Shop:

  • SpiderWitch armor set/helms
  • Dark Raven Shifter armor set
  • Masque of the Red Death armor set
  • Lycan Class (AC and rep versions)

House of Crusher Shop:

  • MetalMog Armor and Helm
  • MoggyHands

Cask of Amoglinado Shop:

  • Costumed Dragon-Moglin pets
  • Monstersor Jester armor and helm

The Wyvern (aka The Raven);

  • Creepy Clown armor  and helm

Don't Miss the Dark DragonMaster AC Package!

Unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12,000 or 5,000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set, made by Memet, includes an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, a character page badge, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet! Find all the details on how to get it here!

Forsaken Warlock/Dark DragonMaster Combo

The Forsaken Warlock Tier package leaves on November 7th, but until then, if you buy the Dark DragonMaster set with a 5k or 12k AC package, you will ALSO get the Forsaken Warlock gear which comes with your purchase! 

Get more Class Points and EXP through Sunday!

It's no trick this week, only treats! Log in every day this week and all weekend long as we celebrate Mogloween with higher rewards from every battle and quest you complete on all servers! Every day, we'll add MORE to the boost amount!

Voltaire has a terrifying tale in store for you: The Wyvern!

Serverwide boost schedule

  • Tonight: 15% more Class Points, plus 15% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Saturday: 20% more Class Points, plus 20% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Sunday: 25% more Class Points, plus 25% more EXP on Legend servers!

Tags: Alina,

October 29, 2014

Lycan Class Skills Breakdown

Get Ready to Start Lycan Our Next Class!

Lycans. Interesting folk. Rather than living aristocratically the way Vampires often do, Lycans live off in caves and hovels. Lycans need no luxury. They hunt, they fight, they survive. They earn their respect. Not through bloodlines or wisdom and experience or even pitting their clans against one another.

Their leaders are decided through single combat. Those brave enough to challenge authority and strong enough to wrest power from their leaders are the most deserving. This isn’t always favorable. You never know when some lunatic is going to take charge. If your philosophy is similar, or if you just think becoming a fearsome hunter of the night is really really cool, you, too, may become a Lycan.

How to unlock Lycan Class:

  • Talk to Queen Solani in /mogloween OR Voltaire in /Poehub
  • If you have Rank 10 Lycan Rep, you can buy the class for 50,000 gold
  • OR you can pick it up for 2,000 AdventureCoins

Why Choose Lycan Class?

This furry powerhouse has STAYING power, and for those of you who like the challenge of taking down our toughest bosses, you know that a good heal-over-time can come in handy when you're just about to take a claw to the spine. Its unavoidable attacks make it survivable in the toughest arena, too.

For those of you who like farming, we've got you covered (in color-custom fur, no less)! Thrill of Battle and Savagery are multiple target, which means more slaughter, which means MORE REWARDS! When you spam them to grow your HoT and get your avoidabl 10% damage, pretty much all the beasts you face will FALL before your lycan might!

This isn't a support class, but that's because Lycans are formidable on their own, especially with its multi-target skills and healing. That heal will take a bit longer to build up when you are fighting solo, but it's definitely reliable in battle and will get the job done RIGHT when you're at full power. 

The class also cuts critical hit chance; critical hits are a serious threat to your health and preventing your opponent from landing one means theres less of a chance they'll hurt you faster than you heal. That is a GOOD thing for any hero, at any time.

Auto Attack

Rank Needed: 0
Mana Cost: 0
Mana Cooldown: 2.0 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: A basic attack, taught to all adventurers

Some people with Lycanthropy contracted the disease by being bitten by a Lycan and surviving. There are other methods of becoming a Lycan, but in all cases this results in a powerful transformation. This is the standard Auto Attack, but it’s a little beefier because Lycan shares the same base stat spread as Berserker.

Pouncing Strike

Rank Needed: 1
Mana Cost: 30
Mana Cooldown: 20 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: With your new legs you send a mighty leaping kick to the head of your enemy, causing them, at the very least, to become really dizzy.

When this attack lands, your opponent becomes Disoriented for 12 seconds. This cuts their Critical Strike chance by 25% for that time. Otherwise, this does 200% the damage your AA does.

Thrill of Battle

Rank Needed: 2
Mana Cost: 20
Mana Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: Diving into the fray suits you, and it gets your Lycanthropic blood pumping, kicking your regenerative abilities into action.

One incredible power that Lycans have is how they regenerate, and you will certainly be no exception. This attack can hit up to two targets at considerable range. For every successful hit, you gain a stack of Predation. Predation is a Heal-over-time that can have 6 stacks maximum and lasts 8 seconds if not refreshed.. It’s based on your Attack Power, and is not affected by the damage range of your weapon.

Savagery

Rank Needed: 3
Mana Cost: 15
Mana Cooldown: 4 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: With the strength and agility of a Lycan, a clumsy flail in an attempt to hit something becomes a nearly inescapable barrage.

This skill also hits up to two targets. What’s special here is that your flurry of blows is so rampant and random. You cannot land any crits with this, but it’s a cheap skill that strikes two targets at range and never misses!

Howl of Terror

Rank Needed: 5
Mana Cost: 10
Mana Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: You let loose a blood-curdling call to the sky and your opponent, shaking them to their core. Hopefully.

The howl of a Lycan strikes fear into the heart of it’s prey.. Most of the time.. You can finally be the one to wield that fear. I mean, unless you aren’t scary. This skill does not deal damage but it also cannot miss and has quite the range. It has a random chance for one of four different lengths of stuns! You.. May also not stun your enemy at all. Can you imagine your voice cracking when you’re trying to be intimidating? Jump-scares don’t work every time.

Passives

Scent Tracking & Thick Fur: Hit chance increased by 10%, Damage taken reduced by 10%

Dogs have noses. Wolves have noses. You have a nose and it’s kind of good at what a nose does. You know how to make it better? Become a Lycan. These passives assist your mana regeneration. You regain mana the way a Warrior does: by landing hits and being hit. You want to strike, and when you are struck, you want to make sure it doesn’t outspeed your healing.

Note: The class is still being balanced. Mana Costs, Cooldowns, Skill Descriptions and even the effects of some skills could change before release. Keep an eye on Blade's Twitter for pictures of the coming Class art!

Tags: Alina,

October 29, 2014

Mogloween Server Boosts

Get more Class Points and EXP until Monday!

It's no trick this week, only treats! Log in every day this week and all weekend long as we celebrate Mogloween with higher rewards from every battle and quest you complete on all servers!   

Voltaire and the Wyvern wait for you!

This Friday, talk to Voltaire to being a journey through some of the darkest, deadliest tales of horror ever written! Until then, this is the perfect time to rank up your classes and level up your hero, because last week the level cap increased to 65!

All-Server boost schedule

  • Wednesday: 5% more Class Points, plus 5% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Thursday: 10% more Class Points, plus 10% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Friday: 15% more Class Points, plus 15% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Saturday: 20% more Class Points, plus 20% more EXP on Legend servers!
  • Sunday: 25% more Class Points, plus 25% more EXP on Legend servers!

Tags: Alina,

October 29, 2014

Blood and Blades Finale

The Ruler has been decided!!

The four contenders for the Vampire Throne were reduced to two: Lady Solani and Baron Luca! Many battles were fought, the rule of the Blood Run has been proven! The new ruler of Darkovia is.... Lady Solani!

Head into the Eternalnight area to watch the cutscene and see how the final battle went down... then prepare to bow to your new Queen (or flee with your chosen ruler to plot takeovers)!

Tags: Reens,

October 27, 2014

Voltaire's Mogloween

Voltaire takes over Mogloween for Friday the 31st

Voltaire titillates and terrifies with stories from the late, great Edgar Allan Poe, but you’ve got to find the tales before he can read them! Battle to GET the texts… then battle THROUGH these stories of treachery and supernatural dread! 

Join Voltaire on a journey through a Poe-m of Terror!

Battle your way through the House of Crusher and the Cask of Amoglinado, then discover what The Wyvern is warning you about once you step into a Gothic Mansion so dark and deadly the dragons fear to pass over its gates!   

Gazing deep into that darkened clearing, 
Long I stood there shaking, fearing, 
Unblinking, thinking thoughts no Hero dared to think before.
But the stillness was unbroken, and in silence, naught was spoken, 
And the only word outspoken was the whispered word... 
(spoilers removed)

Friday the 31st Mogloween Rewards

Log in this Friday to check out the rares shop with the Spider Witch, Dark Raven, Masque of the Dread Death sets and more!

Moggy Hands, Spider Witch and CLownO_O armor!

Complete each Chapter of this week's Mogloween event to unlock shops full of exclusive gear! 

Also coming this week in AQWorlds:

  • Wednesday: Learn the identity of Darkovia's next ruler!
  • Wednesday: Log in for a 48 hour Class Points boost!
  • Friday: Find the Lycan Class in the Mogloween Seasonal Shop (requires rank 10 Lycan or 2000 ACs)!
  • Friday: Talk to Vokun to begin farming for the Deep Ravager armor and helm!

Tags: Alina,

October 27, 2014

This Award's For All Of You

Don't Miss Our Thank You Gifts to You!

Thanks to your votes, Artix Entertainment, the AQW team, Beleen, and all of YOU won  in the DragonSlayer Awards hosted by Game Skinny! We released Beleen's Pink DragonSlayer and in-game versions of the trophy (and its sword) that WE got so all of YOU can place it in your houses.

Check out the video here!

If you haven't gotten your Pink DragonSlayer Armor, DragonSlayer Trophy, or the DragonSlayer Award Blade yet, log into AQWorlds and head to the following shops:

  • Beleen's Pink DragonSlayer armor is in her shop
  • The DragonSlayer Trophy house item is in the Throne Room House shop in /northpointe and now also the Floor Item house shop in /buyhouse

You all are the REAL winners! /cheer

As Artix said, "This is a HUGE honor for us! We are so grateful to be part of this fun gaming community full of amazing and loyal players. Truly, these award are all about you — you are the ones who won. Which is exactly why we are going to digitize this award and share it with you all inside the game." 

Tags: Alina,

October 26, 2014

Birthday Server Bonus

Thank you all for playing AQWorlds!

At Artix Entertainment, we don't like to GET gifts on our birthdays, we like to GIVE them, and thanks to all the October birthdays, we have a blast doing just that!

Miko and I were born one year and one day apart!

We have a TON of team members with October birthdays:

  • Rolith and Cysero (Team Omni)
  • Ai No Miko (Empress of the web)
  • Kalanyr, IMR, and Kamui (Original AQ team)
  • Aster and Judge Acumen (AQW Class designer and In-game Mod)
  • Scakk, Therril, Kokujoe, Chisagen (Forum Mods)
  • Myself and so many of you 

Battle On for ALL the Birthday Boosts!

Usually our artists make weapons, armors or other gear and put them into shops for everyone.  Not being an artist, I wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate all our birthdays and the 7 years I've been working with AE.  

Since we just increased AQWorlds' level cap to 65, an XP bonus seems like the perfect way to celebrate! For those incredible heroes who have already reached the cap, there are Rep, Gold, and Class Point Bonuses active, too!

  • 15% Rep, Class Points, Gold, and EXP on all servers
  • 25% Rep, Class Points, Gold, and EXP on Legend servers

My wish for the coming year is... 365 days of battling alongside all of you on the MANY new adventures we've got planned! Thank you all so much for playing AQWorlds; without you, we would not be here! 

/bows

Tags: Alina, So many birthday, 7 years of Artix Entertainment, Cheer, Bonuses, Thank you,

October 25, 2014

Armor T-Shirt Pre-Orders Open

Pre-Order at HeroMart.com to guarantee yours

Hiya guys! We found a way to get these amazing wrap-around armor T-shirts created. The process to create them is complicated and pretty expensive so we cannot just order a bunch of them like we usually do.  So, if you want to get your hands on a 1st Edition Paladin or Legion  Armor T-Shirt, lock in your pre-order at HeroMart now!

Real-life Undead Legion armor

You have until production starts (We are estimating around November 25th-ish, Thanksgiving) to place your order and guarantee that you will get your shirt. We are going to produce all of the pre-orders at once and then ship in December.  

Includes exclusive items for AQWorlds!

Each shirt comes with an awesome weapon and half of the "Legion Paladin" class. Combine both halves to create the full class in AdventureQuest Worlds! Themed after the shirts... we merged Artix's Paladin armor and Dage's Paragon armor together into a horrifying and powerful new class. 

Get both shirts to unlock the Class!

  • Get the Legion Light of Destiny when you buy the Legion Armor T-Shirt
  • Get the Purified Caladbolg Sword when you buy the Paladin Armor T-Shirt
  • Get the Legion Paladin CLASS when you buy both T-shirts

Tags: Artix,

October 24, 2014

Blood and Blades Finale

Who Will Rule Darkovia's Vampires?!

The four contenders for the Vampire Throne have been reduced to two: Lady Solani and Baron Luca! This weekend, YOU and the rest of Lore's heroes will decide which of them takes the throne as the next ruler of Darkovia's Vampires! This is a trial by combat to determine which side is stronger, who can hold the throne and rule their race!

Take on Ensis, Lady Solani's Champion, or face off against Rekshar, Baron's Luca's fiercest defender! The goal is to see which Champion can withstand the most battles*... help prove that the ruler YOU want to see has the stronger warrior! On Monday, we will see how many each has survived and announce who the next ruler is!

* If you want Lady Solani to win, battle Ensis. If you want Baron Luca to win, battle Rekshar. You're not battling to the death, but to prove endurance.

New Gear in the Rares and Monthly Member Shops!

Battle Ensis or Rekshar for a chance to get dark and deadly house drops (Boss drop SPOILERS!!!), and check out the Mortis Champion gear in the Rares shop!

If you're a Legend (or want to be someday), then you'll want to talk to Ragnar in Battleon! He's get a whole new set to prepare for next week's Mogloween event with Voltaire: the Corvus Corvax mystic raven gear! 

Dark DragonMaster AC Package

This weekend, unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12000 or 5000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set, made byMemet, includes an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, a character page badge, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet!

How to Unlock Dark DragonMaster

  1. Purchase either a 5000 or 12000 AdventureCoin pacakge in-game, through the portal, or on our website
  2. Log into your AQWorlds account and head to your Book of Lore
  3. Look under the "Other Achievements" tab to find the Dark DragonMaster badge 
  4. Click the badge to open your shop and get access to ALL the 0 AC gear (/cheer for free storage)

Forsaken Warlock/Dark DragonMaster Combo

The Forsaken Warlock Tier package leaves on November 7th, but until then, if you buy the Dark DragonMaster set with a 5k or 12k AC package, you will ALSO get the Forsaken Warlock gear which comes with your purchase! 

Level Cap Raises to 65!

You have all been asking for it—and finally here it is, our 3rd birthday month gift!

  • The best Adventure MMORPG just got better with the Level Cap Raised to 65
  • Show off your newfound powers and strength
  • No beast is foolish enough to stand in you way!
  • Will you be the 1st Hero in all of Lore to reach level 65?

Well that sounds like a challenge to me. So brandish your blade, conjure your spells, and witness the massive power that Level 65 brings! Level 61 throuh 65 Enhancements will arrive starting Monday!

Tags: Alina,

October 24, 2014

Vampire War Votes are In

Tonight's Finalists for the Vampire Throne Are...

Lady Solani and Baron Luca! Solani, Luca, and Gravefang have been almost neck-and-neck for the last few days... but the Nyx Aeterna allies have just barely pulled ahead!*

The Cor Mortis will face off against the Nyx Aeterna TONIGHT as you battle each of their Champions to prove which side is stronger!

Final votes are as follows:

  • Lady Solani: 14280
  • Baron Luca: 13791
  • Gravefang: 13638
  • Rapaxi: 6747

* What that will mean for the Abyssal Horde's future is unclear. But one thing is certain... Neither Gravefang or Rapaxi are going to disappear!

Tags: Alina,

Posting for ACW0

October 24, 2014

Double Battle On, Toil, and Trouble

A Super Sweet Mogloween Throwback*

The previous freight filled Mogloween throwback was about smashing the Great Pumpkin King and helping out in the Mystcroft mansion. This installment is all about conquering the Candy Shop and Candy Corn Fields. The biggest problem this time isn’t making the candy, is keeping it away from the Moglinsters and Children of the Candycorn.

Little Candy Shop of Horrors

The heroes of Lore have vanquished vampires, ghosts, and ghouls, but are they ready for the ultimate challenge? Moglins may start out tiny and huggable but give it some sugar and get ready for trouble. Sugar crazed Moglins, or Moglinsters are the worst nightmare of the candy making sisters. The question is, how did these creatures get the sweets they are so highly protected from? If the Moglin’s provider can be found, this unlawful candy trade will will be stopped.

A Shocking Experience

2010, a year after the Moglinster’s Candy Shop seizure, the Cauldron sisters found their way into another fiasco at the resident Candycorn farm. The parents are no where to be found and the children are battling far past their bedtimes. Parents or not, these kids are too young for their weapons and chaos eye accessories anyway. Can anyone restore order and fix the problems on the farm? Better stalk the situation seriously, so one can meet the real monster behind the mischief.

Like Taking Candy From a Baby

One of the best things about Mogloween time with AE are all the sweet rewards from monster slaying. The Candycorn Farm is a great place to farm your spooktacular time away. With Lol-E-Pops, Candy Corns, and Box-Chocolates available as a drop from every monster in Mystcroft, getting all the reagents for the merge shop will be a piece of cake. With nearly 40 items in the Mogloween merge shop, one can farm their way to the grave and still not earn them all.

Sugar Crashed Schedule

Big thanks to all who submitted to this Frightening Mogloween Throwback! These posts are all about the players, so it only makes sense to showcase how awesome everyone of you is at slaying spooks. I wish I had enough time to write posts to fit every player photo received. As always please tweet me @ACWOAE or comment on the forums with everything and anything on past Mogloweens. Whether you are brand new player or a seasoned veteran, I hope you spend time carving pumpkins, hanging with friends & family, and have the most candy-crazed Mogloween yet!

*Hey Throwback Friday can become a thing. ~STH

Tags: Sora,

October 24, 2014

Dark DragonMaster

Unlock our New Gear with a 5000 or 12000 AC Package

This weekend, unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12000 or 5000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set, made by Memet, includes an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, a character page badge, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet!

How to Unlock Dark DragonMaster

  1. Purchase either a 5000 or 12000 AdventureCoin pacakge in-game, through the portal, or on our website
  2. Log into your AQWorlds account and head to your Book of Lore
  3. Look under the "Other Achievements" tab to find the Dark DragonMaster badge 
  4. Click the badge to open your shop and get access to ALL the 0 AC gear (/cheer for free storage)

Forsaken Warlock/Dark DragonMaster Combo

The Forsaken Warlock Tier package leaves on November 7th, but until then, if you buy the Dark DragonMaster set with a 5k or 12k AC package, you will ALSO get the Forsaken Warlock gear which comes with your purchase! 

Tags: Alina,

October 23, 2014

Vampire War Vote Update

Last Chance to Vote for your Finalist

After almost a full week of battling, you and your fellow heroes have ALMOST chosen who the two finalists in the war for the Vampire Throne are! We will keep the vote running until tomorrow morning.

Right now, the votes stand as follows:

  • Lady Solani: 13620
  • Gravefang: 12906
  • Rapaxi: 6455
  • Baron Luca: 11291

The top 3 spots are VERY CLOSE! If you don't like the rankings as they stand right now... tonight's your LAST chance to battle before we narrow the selection down to the final 2!

Tags: Alina,

October 23, 2014

Friday the 31st: Edgar Allan Poe

2014 Mogloween Event Spoilers

We are almost 1 week away… Mogloween is next Friday the 31st! And I know you’ve just been dying to sneak-a-peek at the tricks-and-treats in store for you and millions of your friends in the best browser RPG, AdventureQuest Worlds. So… let’s get spoiled with some spoilers!

The famous Gypsy Pirate Goth Musician, Voltaire, returns to Lore to narrate the 2014 Mogloween Event, fully inspired by Edgar Allan Poe! And don’t just read through… play through 3 of Poe’s spookiest stories in epic online adventures!

Spoiler Alert 1: The Fall of the House of Crusher

Relive the classic tale of mystery and the macabre in a brand-new zone inspired by Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Here you will meet Roderick Crusher and his sickly sister Madeline, who suffers from catalepsy (an illness that makes her appear dead). Quest through the haunted House of Crusher as you attempt to save Madeline’s life before it’s too late!

Spoiler Alert 2: The Cask of Amoglinado

Poe’s twisted tale of terror, The Cask of Amontillado, comes to life in browser based glory. Your friend, Montresor, believes he found a rare cask of Moglin Berry Juice: the Amoglinado. And you, my friend, just so happen to be a Moglin Berry Juice connoisseur! Quest with Montresor into the city’s vaults until you reach the very end where the Amoglinado is fabled to reside.

Spoiler Alert 3: The Wyvern

Undisputedly the most notable poem by Poe, The Raven inspired lyrical twists to the AQW-themed version entitled: The Wyvern. As not to give away too much, I’ll leave you with the opening stanza:

Once upon a night so eerie, while I wandered, weak and weary,

From slaying many a monster in the lands of Lore,

As I quested, Achievement Tracking,

Suddenly there came a whacking,

As if some beast was attacking, attacking with a ridiculous roar.

“’Tis some wild boar,” I mumbled, “whacking with a ridiculous roar.

Only this—a level 1 boar.”

DO YOU FEEL THOSE GOOSEBUMPS?! You should—I get the chills just reading that! And next Friday, October 31st, 2014, every hero and every villain in this 2D MMO will get to experience Edgar Allan Poe like never before!

Stay tuned to the Design Notes and the AQW Facebook for more spoilers!

Tags: Beleen,

October 23, 2014

Vampire Clan Lore

Learn more about the Vampire Factions

The scrolls of the Vampire Elders seeking to claim the Vampire Throne have been revealed! Learn of each factions' philosophy, what drives its leader, and what each seeks in new recruits. Tomorrow, you will find them in the /eternalnight map. But tonight, you can read them below:

The Umbral Legion

Led by Rapaxi, Elder

Out of the shadows we came, and to the shadows we return. It is there that the Umbral Legion draws its strength. There our power is shaped and grows. We ARE the Children of the Shadows. Warriors of the Shade. From the earliest times, the other Vampires have sought to match our skill as warriors… and failed.

The legends of my people? PAH. That is the way of weakness. Softness. We do not place much store on stories and legends; through embracing silence, one cannot betray their Clan's strategy. That is the way of OUR dark path: in the heat of the battle, we forge the blades of a new Vampire Nation.

The Abyssal Horde

Led by Kurok Gravefang, Leader

*GRRRROWL* You wish to know where the Abyssal Horde comes from? ME! They are mine. Bone, body, and blood. They see my strength, hear my plans, and smell victory. I do not HAVE a history… I will MAKE a history.

No one sees the power that dwells inside the outcasts, the lost, the hated. THEY are the Abyssal Horde. They know that beauty can hide a dark heart, and that claims of skill can be false promises. I make no claims to a pure bloodline or power over mortals or skill in battle. I SHOW my bloodline and my power and my skill… and so does my Horde.

YOU do not join US. WE come to YOU.

The Cor Mortis

Led by Lady Solani, the First Fang

When the Ancient Gods still walked Lore, the legends say, war raged even fiercer than it does now. The very elements struggled for control. And in that chaos, one a new race rose. Vampires. Over the millennia, we grew stronger, and our scattered peoples formed families, and clans.

The Cor Mortis is one such, an ancient Clan, formed from the shadows cast by our earliest ancestors. We are the rulers, the shapers of tradition and definers of history. Those who battle alongside us, rise. Those who oppose us, learn to serve. And someday, should their strength and courage prove them worthy, they join… US.

From my earliest memories, once I was reborn, I learned the ways of my Clan: How to recognize power. How to rule. When to choose mercy, and when to demand obedience. How to let our people choose for themselves while still remaining ONE people following the TRUE path.

The Nyx Aeterna

Led by Baron Luca, Clan Head

The Nyx Aeterna were ancient when the first cities rose up. We watched as the mortals we stalked learned how to harness their own strength and intellect to make their world a better place. We watched, and we poached. We are the hunters, the predators, the monsters your mother used to frighten you as a babe.

Those fierce enough, brave enough, to unleash the Beast within themselves master fear... and hone its edge into a weapon. It is not enough to be STRONG. It is not enough to be SKILLED. It is not enough to be FEARED. The Nyx Aeterna seek those who will LAST. Who will STAY. We are as old as the night. As deep and dark as the shadows that shroud its heart. Those who cannot join us, heart and body and soul... will never truly belong.

Tags: Alina,

October 22, 2014

AQWednesday Newsletter

Prepare for Battle in the Blood & Blades Finale happening this Friday, October 24th!

Are YOU ready to decide who will take the Darkovian Throne?

  • Choose between Lady Solani, Gravefang, Baron Luca, or Elder Rapaxi
  • Fight for your chosen leader to cast your votes
  • Solani currently in the lead—but Gravefang and Luca are not far behind!

This is browser RPG history in the making—and the Darkovian Vampire Throne is ready for the taking!

Sink your teeth (and fangs) into more details by clicking here.

Special Offer: Dark DragonMaster

Gold is good, but AdventureCoins are so much better! And when you stock up on ACs in the best RPG, you can become the Dark DragonMaster, too!

  • Exclusive Dark DragonMaster Set
  • Buy either a 12,000 or 5,000 AC package to unlock Set
  • Offer begins Friday Oct 24th @ 12:01 AM EST

Spoiler alert: next month, the world will find out more about DragonMasters, but this is your 1st chance to become a Dark DragonMaster!

Become a Dark DragonMaster this Friday by clicking here!

DING! Level Cap Increased!

You have all been asking for it—and finally here it is!

  • The best Adventure MMORPG just got better with the Level Cap Raised to 65
  • Show off your newfound powers and strength
  • No beast is foolish enough to stand in you way!
  • Will you be the 1st Hero in all of Lore to reach level 65?

Well that sounds like a challenge to me. So brandish your blade, conjure your spells, and witness the massive power that Level 65 brings!

Next Week: Edgar Allan Poe Special Event

Friday the 31st is next week, and you know what that means: it’s Mogloween, full of brand new tricks and treats!

  • Voice acted by Voltaire, famous Goth Musician
  • Unique AQW twists on Edgar Allan Poe’s stores: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, & The Raven
  • Don’t just read through… fight through these 3 classic tales of terror!
  • Tons of new items, monsters, maps, cutscenes, and more!
  • Event begins Friday, October 31, at sundown at www.AQ.com

Check back here tomorrow for spooktacular spoilers about this Edgar Allan Poe video game event!  

Tags: Beleen, Newsletter, Spoiler Alert, This Friday, Level Cap,

October 20, 2014

Friday: Blood and Blades Finale

Battle to Decide the Ruler of Darkovia's Vampires!

As the finale battle for the Vampire Throne grows closer, all 4 combatants and their allies begin preparing for a bloodbath beyond compare! There is only ONE person who can make this decision without prejudice... and ensure that Darkovia's vampires have a ruler who will lead them to glory - YOU! Log in this weekend to see who takes the victory, the power, and the throne!

Who will YOU vote for in the battle for the Vampire Throne?

The Monday vote count is in! This is the FIRST look at who your fellow heroes are voting for:

  • Lady Solani: 11,261 votes
  • Gravefang: 10,019 votes
  • Baron Luca: 9,498
  • Elder Rapaxi: 5,438

What say you, Heroes of Lore? Are your fellow warriors voting correctly? If you don't like the numbers you see, then it's time to rally your allies, brandish your blades, and GO FIGHT FOR THE LEADER YOU WANT!

New 12000 and 5000 AC Package: Dark DragonMaster Set!

Starting this Friday, October 24th, at 12:01 AM EST, unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12000 or 5000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set includes an armor, helms, cape, several weapons, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet!

You'll find out more about the lore of the DragonMasters, their leader Frostscythe, and their plans in November, but the only way to get your gauntlets on the Dark DragonMaster set is through our upgrade site! Keep an eye on the Design Notes or Memet's Twitter account for the first previews of the set art!

More News to Know

There is so much going on this week!

  • Upgrade to unlock the Legend-only Raven Warrior set when you talk to Ragnar in Battleon!
  • The level cap increases to 65 this Friday!
  • The Forsaken Warlock set leaves November 7th. See the details here.
  • Lycan Class is scheduled for NEXT FRIDAY, along with the Voltaire Mogloween event!

Tags: Alina,

October 20, 2014

Forsaken Warlock Leaves 11/7

Last chance to unlock these exclusive sets!

In the world of Lore, one thing is always true: trust NO ONE... especially not Warlocks! For this dark battlemage, Tyronius took inspiration from the much-beloved (or reviled, if you're a follower of Good/the Mother of Dragons) warlocks of Quarth in the Game of Thrones series to create this incredible set!

As with the rest of the Fantasy Hero tier packages, all of the items above will be added into the Fantasy Hero shop that comes with the Fantasy Hero Package Pass!** 

Tier Set Details

With our tier sets, the amount and type of gear you get changes with the different Membership or AdventureCoin packages. The more months of membership or AdventureCoins you purchase, the more gear you get!

Unlock all 11 Forsaken Warlock items with a 12 month membership:

  • 3 armors 
  • 3 weapons
  • 4 helms
  • 1 capes

Unlock 7 items with a 6 month membership or 12000 ACs:

  • 2 armors
  • 1 weapon
  • 3 helms
  • 1 capes

Unlock 5 items with a 3 month membership or 5000 ACs:

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 weapon

*Female armor transforms when you click the skirt!
** Keep an eye on the Design Notes; we will announce when the Fantasy Hero Package Pass leaves soon!

Tags: Alina,

October 17, 2014

Battle for the Vampire Throne

Battle for the Darkovian Vampire Throne

The time has come to choose a successor for Queen Safiria, ruler of Darkovia's vampires.* After this summer's war, a different type of chaos reigns among the vampires of Lore, and the lycans of Darkovia are starting to probe for weaknesses.


Of the surviving Vampire Elders, several have come forth to claim the throne… as well as a half-breed new-comer who has no right, but strength, speed, skill, and POWER! This Friday, fight for the Vampire YOU want to take the Vampire Throne; your support will make the difference between ruling… and being banished back to the shadows of obscurity.

* It is best when rulers can choose a successor before they must leave the throne. For those of you who have not finished the Chaos Saga finale, spoilers will be kept to a minimum.

Vote with your blades

You have 4 contenders to choose from:

  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion 
  • Kurok Gravefang, Leader of the Abyssal Horde
  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis** and her General, Ensis

One of these four has... plans... for Edvard and Esmee. Regrettably, I am not sure they'll last out the week in Darkovia.

This week's release will not be a regular war, where you see a war meter increase as you defeat opponents. Instead, you will:

  1. Journey to the Vampire War battlegrounds and speak with the four contenders for the throne.
  2. Choose who you wish to ally with, then head into battle against their biggest threat.
  3. Defeat their enemies to "vote" for your choice***
  4. Next Thursday, October 21st, we will tally up the first round of votes, then...
  5. You will be able to choose which of the two remaining contenders you want to battle for.
  6. On Friday, October 24th, we will announce the NEW ruler of Darkovia, as chosen by Lore's heroes in a final BLOODBATH!!!

** A relative of the much-loved Queen Safiria
*** The "Vote" items will be 0 AC and stack up to 10,000.

I am still deciphering the history scrolls the Vampire Elders brought with them, so more of each clan's story will arrive soon!

Dage's Death Rider Limited Time Rares Shop

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's Death Rider armor set! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Dage has created a HUGE number of helms... some of which will be Legion exclusives! The Death Stalker (not the bike version) will also be available for Legion Tokens as well as other currencies. 

Live-testing the new Chaos Saga Finale

The permanent version of this summer's Chaos Saga finale is in live-testing. Help us polish the event for all our future heroes by heading to Mount DoomSkull, then reporting back any issues you find on our Bug Tracker.

If you did not finish the Chaos Saga finale before this weekend, you will need to start the event over. That will ensure you do not experience any progression issues through the storyline.

6th Birthday Gift: 200 AdventureCoins Free

If you've logged in within the past 30 days AND you were level 5 or higher, check your AC count... because you got 200 FREE AdventureCoins! This is our way of saying "thanks for playing AQW" as we continue to celebrate AQW's 6th birthday all month long!

Tags: Alina,

October 16, 2014

Who will YOU Fight for?

Help Choose the Next Ruler of Darkovia's Vampires!

This Friday, /join EternalNight and talk to each of the four contenders seeking to become the next ruler of the vampires.* 

Learn their backstories, the lore of their clans, and why they each believe they are the BEST creature to rule the vampires!

  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis, of the Blood Royal (and Safiria's niece)
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion
  • Kurok Gravefang, Werepyre Lich and Leader of the Abyssal Horde 
  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan, and Master Shapeshifter

Each is prepared to battle their mortal enemy as they fight for the throne, but they will need YOUR help! Once the weakest two contenders have been defeated (based on who YOU decide to fight for), the remaining two combatants and their champion (that's you!) will go head to head... in a bloodbath of monstermental proportions!

* But hurry! The Convocation of the Night, which binds them to peace for as long as the debates last, will only hold so long!

Tags: Alina,

October 15, 2014

Dage's DeathRider LTS

Unlock AQW's Most Evil Mount for a Limited Time!

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's DeathRider armor sets! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Death Rider Key Set Details

There are a couple ways to get your gauntlets on these sweet rides and their accessories... but the best way is to get the DeathRider Key item for 2000 ACs.* That'll unlock an exclusive shop containing 20 0 AC items:

  • The DeathRider Bike AND DeathStalker armors
  • All 16 DeathRider helms
  • Exclusive Floating Deathrider Skull cape
  • Exclusive Parked Deathrider Bike house item

The DeathRider Bike armor, DeathStalker armor, and Floating DeathRider Skull cape all have double the chance to play the Shadowfire Attack animation!

* You save 750 ACs, unlock the exclusive cape and house item, plus the increased attack animation bonuses!

Death Rider Limited Time Shop

Talk to Dage in Battleon starting this Friday OR find his shop in your game menu to check out his DeathRider gear! The shop will contain:

  • DeathRider Key 
  • DeathRider Bike armor 
  • DeathStalker armor ***
  • 16 DeathRider helms
  • 4 Legion DeathRider helms**

The DeathRider Bike armor and DeathStalker armor each have a chance to play the Shadowfire Attack animation, too!

All 20 DeathRider and Legion helms shown above

** Must be a member of the Undead Legion to buy. Also available from Dage's Merge Shop for Legion Tokens until the regular shop leaves. Not included in the DeathRider Key set.
*** Will also be available for Legion Tokens in Dage's merge shop. 

Tags: Alina,

October 15, 2014

AQWednesday Report!

Newsletter on the Design Notes

Want this week’s newsletter but can’t wait for it to arrive in your Inbox? Not a problem—because here is the new newsletter for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Blood, Battles, and Blades

The battle for the Darkovia Vampire Throne commences this Friday!

  • Journey to the Vampire War battleground
  • Choose from 4 Vampiric contenders to fight for
  • Defeat your ally’s opponents to “vote” for your choice
  • YOUR actions will decide who the new ruler of Darkovia will be!

More information about this world-changing war can be found here.

Limited Time Rares Shop

You should always watch out for motorcycles—and you BETTER watch out for Dage's Death Riders!

  • Death Riders Motorcycle Mounts, customized by Dage the Evil
  • Death Riders Armors and Helms
  • The Rares shop rolls out 10/17/2014 in the Game Menu shop

Zoom into the battlefield on your wicked wheels starting Friday @ sundown!

Uphold Greatness as a 6th Upholder

When you Upgrade your AQW Membership ANYTIME in the month of October, you will automatically become a legendary 6th Upholder. As an Upholder, you shall receive:

  • New Class: Sentinel Class!
  • Rare: Doom Star Sword
  • Rare: Brilliant Star Sword
  • 6th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

Thank you for being with us during AQW’s 6th birthday, and thank you for supporting the world’s best MMO, AdventureQuest Worlds!

Become a 6th Upholder now!

Spoiler Alert: Voltaire’s Friday the 31st Event

What is spookier than Friday the 13th? Only the spookiest day of the year falling on Friday the 31st—featuring the famous Gypsy Pirate Goth Musician, Voltaire!

  • Mogloween 2014: Edgar Allen Poe!
  • Voltaire titillates and terrifies with 3 classic tales of the mysterious and the macabre
  • Don’t just read through… BATTLE through these stories of treachery and supernatural dread
  • Brand new never-before-seen items, scenery, monsters, and mayhem inspired by Poe

Get ready for a Special Event unlike any other as Voltaire takes you on a journey through one of the darkest minds in the history of mankind! 

Tags: Beleen, Newsletter, Happening Friday,

October 13, 2014

Friday: Blood and Blades

Battle for the Darkovian Vampire Throne

The time has come to choose a successor for Queen Safiria, ruler of Darkovia's vampires.* After this summer's war, a different type of chaos reigns among the vampires of Lore, and the lycans of Darkovia are starting to probe for weaknesses.


Of the surviving Vampire Elders, several have come forth to claim the throne… as well as a half-breed new-comer who has no right, but strength, speed, skill, and POWER! This Friday, fight for the Vampire YOU want to take the Vampire Throne; your support will make the difference between ruling… and being banished back to the shadows of obscurity.

* It is best when rulers can choose a successor before they must leave the throne. For those of you who have not finished the Chaos Saga finale, spoilers will be kept to a minimum.

Vote with your blades

You have 4 contenders to choose from:

  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion 
  • Kurok Gravefang, Leader of the Abyssal Horde
  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis** and her General, Ensis

One of these four has... plans... for Edvard and Esmee. Regrettably, I am not sure they'll last out the week in Darkovia.

This week's release will not be a regular war, where you see a war meter increase as you defeat opponents. Instead, you will:

  1. Journey to the Vampire War battlegrounds and speak with the four contenders for the throne.
  2. Choose who you wish to ally with, then head into battle against their biggest threat.
  3. Defeat their enemies to "vote" for your choice***
  4. Next Tuesday, October 21st, we will tally up the first round of votes, then...
  5. You will be able to choose which of the two remaining contenders you want to battle for.
  6. On Friday, October 24th, we will announce the NEW ruler of Darkovia, as chosen by Lore's heroes!

** A relative of the much-loved Queen Safiria
*** The "Vote" items will be 0 AC and stack up to 10,000.

Dage's Death Rider Limited Time Rares Shop

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's Death Rider armor set! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Dage has created a HUGE number of helms... some of which will be Legion exclusives! The Death Stalker (not the bike version) will also be available for Legion Tokens as well as other currencies. 

Also Happening This Week

We've got a lot more going on in AQWorlds, including:

Live-testing the new Chaos Saga Finale

The permanent version of this summer's Chaos Saga finale is in live-testing. Help us polish the event for all our future heroes by heading to Mount DoomSkull, then reporting back any issues you find on our Bug Tracker.

If you did not finish the Chaos Saga finale before this weekend, you will need to start the event over. That will ensure you do not experience any progression issues through the storyline.

NEW gear in Artix's 6th Birthday Rares shop

Talk to Artix in /Northpointe later today to find NEW gear, including Gravefang's wings and the Undead Paladinslayer armor!

6th Birthday Gift: 200 AdventureCoins Free

Starting this Friday, the month of birthday gifts will continue with a free 200 AdventureCoins! To get the gift, you'll need to:

  • Have logged in within the past 30 days
  • Be level 5 or higher

Thank you all for battling alongside us as we build AQWorlds each week!

Tags: Alina,

October 11, 2014

Weekend Update

Network Issues and Chaos Saga Finale Fixes

The Curse of the Phantom Pixel, our 12th anniversary/6th birthday all-game release... has gotten ahold of the very servers running our games! The coders have been and continue to work on resolving the network issues our games are experiencing this weekend. Thank you all for your patience as we battle the bugs and collect all the escaped server hamsters!

All-Game Event Guide

Not sure what to do to save Yurei from the Curse, collect all 13 cursed artifacts, and unlock the OmniKnight Blade? Check out THIS GUIDE or see the TL;DR (too long; did not read) version below:

  • AQWorlds: /join Northpointe and complete Artix's quests for 7 artifacts, then merge them to create the Omni Artifact
  • Epic Duel: Battle to find the shards of Titan's Coffee Mug, then assemble the pieces
  • AdventureQuest: Hunt through AQ using the "Random Battle" button until you come across a possessed Artix wielding the ShadowFire Axe of Curses and defeat him for the reward
  • DragonFable: Head to the Wastelands and quest for a scrap of the Mysterious Necromancer's Cloak
  • MechQuest: Talk to River in Soluna City to secure the Cursed Mod Tape before it's too late!
  • OverSoul: Battle until you find Thok and his Cursed Phoenix Blade
  • HeroSmash: Battle the monsters in the Hottest area until you get Hottica's Cursed Shield

Chaos Saga Finale: Live Testing

Over the last 3 weeks, Reens has rebuilt the ENTIRE Chaos Saga finale (8 weeks of releases!!!), fixing the issues and smoothing out the quest progression. Our testers have run through the new, permanent version many times... but YOU guys are the best testers we could ever have (because there are tens of thousands of you)! That is why this weekend, we are live-testing Reens' Chaos Saga fixes to see if there are places where you are unsure of what to do or where to go.

  1. If you have NOT been able to complete the Chaos Saga finale before now (either because you are just beginning or have had issues), /join MountDoomskull and battle (or Legend Skip) your way to the top of the Moutain. 
  2. Speak with Maya to complete the first quest of the NEW, permanent quest chain. Then defeat Drakath and watch the cutscene. You MUST choose a Chaos Lord form to continue on in the storyline.
  3. Once you have, speak to Maya again and she will send you to begin "World War Lore."
  4. Loremaster Maya will always be your guide through the Chaos Saga finale. If you're ever unsure of where to go, speak to her!

Tonight's network issues have caused some progress save errors; once things have settled, we will be adjusting Maya's dialogue and guide buttons based on the first round of player feedback from earlier today!

Tags: Alina,

October 11, 2014

12th Birthday Event Guide

Artix Entertainment’s 12 Anniversary Special Event!

DING! Artix Entertainment just leveled up! Thank you so much for being with us as we celebrate our 12th anniversary with special events happening in 7 of your favorite MMOs and RPGs.

LET THE HUNT FOR THE CURSED ITEMS BEGIN!

AdventureQuest Worlds

AQWorlds’ 6th Birthday: Curse of the Phantom Pixel

  • As Mogloween draws near, rumors have spread about a cursed video floating around Youtube.
  • Someone - or something - is in danger, and the only way to save “her” is to recover the 13 missing cursed artifacts.
  • Seven of them lie hidden somewhere inside AQWorlds, and it will take an OmniKnight to recover them all!
  • Head to NorthPointe, home of the Secret Underground Lab, and talk to the AQW devs for ideas on where to begin searching.
    • Battle through AQW to find 7 of the 13 cursed artifacts for our all-game anniversary event!

    • Defeat Kurok Gravefang, the Werepyre Lich, and his undead army as they race to get the 13th artifact: Death’s Hourglass first!

    • Talk to Artix in /northpointe to find the Artifact Hunter 6th birthday Class!

    • Find all 13 artifacts spread among our 7 games to unlock the OmniKnight Blade!


Epic Duel

12th Anniversary

  • Don't mess with Titan's coffee!
  • Assemble a Titan's cosmic coffee mug to appease the deity and receive your rewards!

AdventureQuest

Quest for the Cursed Artifacts - Company-wide Event!

  • Can you believe we have been growing every week for 12 years?!
  • To commemorate this occasion we are releasing the Drakkonan-possessed Artix into the wild.
  • Find him randomly using the Battle Monsters button.
  • Defeat him and gain access to the Shadowfire Axe of Curses shop.
  • Collect all the cursed artifacts from our games and gain access to the mighty Omni Knight Blade shop on all your game accounts!
  • Also don’t miss the Desert Wyverling and Halberd coming to the Z-Token shop!

Find Thok with the Cursed Phoenix Blade to Unlock the Omni Knight

Character Release:

  • Thok ( Cursed Phoenix Blade )
  • Omni Knight 

DragonFable

The Evil Artifact 

  • An evil artifact is rumored to be lost in the northern wastelands. 
  • Will you be able to find it before nefarious cultists do?

HeroSmash

AE Anniversary Crossover Event!

  • Hidden among the monsters of the Hottest area is an 'Epic' item (Hottica's Cursed Flame Shield)!
  • Epic items are member class items that can be used by free players!
  • Collect all the special items from all the AE games to unlock the OmniKnight Blade Badge (HS Badge Shop)

MechQuest

The Cursed Tape Reappears! 

  • EbilCorp has found the location of the Cursed Tape. Don't let them get their hands on it!
  • Work with River to secure the tape before EbilCorp!
  • An interesting reward awaits, if you can succeed!
    • If you get all 13 Artifacts in all the games, the OmniKnight E-Blade awaits you!

Battle On!

Tags: Beleen,

October 10, 2014

Artifact Hunter Class

Birthday Class Skills Breakdown!

Hey everyone it’s Zereldo here and today I’m gonna be talking about the new Artifact hunter* class. This class will be available for the 6th anniversary celebration of AQW.

Details

Before you get your hands on this class there are a few things you’ll want to know, such as how to get your hands on this class.

  • Talk to Artix in Northpointe to find the Class!
  • Get the class for 2000 Acs OR collect the merge items from the daily quest.
  • Legends can earn the merge items 2x faster!
  • The AC version will be available until next year’s birthday!
  • The earned will be available until May of 2015, when the birthday merge shop leaves.

Artifact Hunter Breakdown

Artifact hunters explore Lore selectively looking for rare and powerful artifacts to aid them in their battles and adventures.

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

For Stats and Enhancements: Artifact hunters use both strength and intellect to fight their battles. Hybrid enhancements are a good start, but basically all stats help the class in some way.

Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Strike of Awe

15 mana, 3 second cooldown.

You strike using power amassed from the Blade of Awe. You have a 25% chance to leave your opponent awestruck which stuns them for 2 seconds.

This move is your goto damage move. It’s physically based, and also has  25% chance of stunning your enemy for seconds. The stun may not be reliable, but when it happens it can be helpful. If you are lucky, it may even occur multiple times in a row which could be a lot of fun.

Rank 2: Supreme Arcane Spell

20 mana, 8 second cooldown.

Using the power of the supreme Arcane staff you deal damage and apply a magical burn to your Opponent.

This move is increased by your spell power and intellect. It’s attack is ok, but it’s the DoT that makes the difference. The DoT also gains in power based on your INT.

Rank 3: Shiny Mirror Shield

30 mana, 15 Second cooldown.