Design Notes

August 14, 2017

AQ:Dragons Changes are Live

Flame Dragon Warrior Package Available in AQW Tonight

Good news - we updated AdventureQuest:Dragons on Google Play and the iOS app store

What's new:

  • Updated to Unity 5
  • Banner ads removed
  • More free keys
  • Krumblor the Cookie Dragon now availale with any purchase

During the update, we had to remove the AQW account linking feature which awarded the Flame Dragon Warrior gear in AQWorlds. Because we did NOT want this set to go perma-rare, we are making it available directly on our upgrade page for the same price as the original AQ:Dragons upgrade package ($9.95 USD) .*

Why did you have to update?

One of the biggest challenges about creating and maintaining mobile games is the way the app stores and software developers are also required to update and maintain their products. That can lead to version conflicts which require updating different components of a game or, like with the most recent changes to AQ:Dragons, significantly overhauling parts of it.

BUT on the plus side, if you didn't have a device which could run AQ:Dragons, you'll be able to unlock the Flame Dragon Warrior set in AQW! 

* As of today, buying the AQW Flame Dragon Warrior package will unlock a unique character page badge. AQ:Dragon Founders will get to keep their exclusive character page badge AND unlock the new badge for free.

Flame Dragon Warrior set + Class

Buying the Flame Dragon Warrior set unlocks the full armor set PLUS the Flame Dragon Warrior CLASS! 

The Flame Dragon Warrior is a VERY powerful class with a skillset that's extremely useful for either boss fights (like taking down dragons), pvp (slaying DragonSlayers) or just everyday use farming (in the Dragon's Lair) .

Flame Dragon Warrior Class Skills

Auto Attack: Pretty basic. 2 second cooldown.
You need to be able to swing around your weapon somehow.

Fire Dragon's Roar: 10 Mana, 4 second cooldown
Blast 3 targets with flame to deal fire damage.
Builds stacks of Dragon's Roar which affects other abilities.

This is the ability you want to keep stacked. Stacking this ability will allow you other skills (Which we will go over) an extra kick to them

Burn Of Akriloth: 25 Mana, 15 second cooldown
Akriloth grants you the power to do a 400% DoT for 10 seconds, with a 25% chance to stun your opponents for 6 seconds with Smothering Smoke, Stacks of Dragon's Roar increase damage.

Yes, all those words and numbers are correct. You can get an extremely high DoT AND do a pretty nifty amount of damage too and even a good chance for stuns. This skill is really good for beating down something (or someone) really quick without hassle. 
Note: The DoT CAN be applied even without stacks of Dragon's Roar, BUT YOU WILL NEED THE STACKS if you wish to do damage as well.

Dragon Strength: 20 Mana, 12 second cooldown
A Moderate Damage Skill.  Applies Ablaze which increases Strength by 25% for 8 seconds. If stacks of Dragon's Roar are present, removes all stacks of Dragon's Roar and applies Extra Defense which reduces all damage taken by 40% for 15 seconds.

Feeling a tad too squishy? Want to buff yourself up like a (small) tank? With stacks of Dragon's Roar, your defense power grows AS WELL as your strength! It's a GREAT thing if you want to survive a few more hits and make sure you can take your opponant down. Goes great with a healer.

Fire Dragon's Scales & Dragon's BloodRank 4 Passives

The magic of dragon scales gives you 30% spell resistance.
The power of dragons blood gives you 30% endurance increase

Neat little passives. Helps you survive more. Not much to say about it.

Burning Rage: 30 Mana, 15 second cooldown

DESTROY with the power of your rage and damage! Also applies a 350% DoT over 8 seconds.
Double the DoTs, double the fun! The fun WILL be doubled with this skill! This is your boomshot, the skill you *wisely* use as you don't wanna waste your mana compltely (I'm bad with mana at times...) Anyways, as well as getting a decent strike off, you also get another DoT just to be more of a bother. Works quite nicely with Dragon's Strength. 

Rank 10 Passive: Dragon's Burn
Increases your DoTs by 30%

Do you like your DoTs? Of course you do. Do you want to make them even better? OF COURSE YOU DO! Similar to Dragon Shinobi's Rank 10 passive, Dragon's Burn will give your DoTs even BIGGER damage ranges! it's a PERMANENT increase!

Overall, you can survive pretty well with the class. Your power can be used for high damage and DoT or tank it out, taking hits from everything that decides to come your way. 


August 14, 2017

Coming Soon: Dragon of Lust

The Next Deadly Dragon Arrives this weekend!

There are 7 deadly vices -- Wrath, Envy, Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, and Greed -- and 7 Great Dragons that embody them. Log in now to battle the first 3 dragons -- Gluttony, Pride, and Greed. This Friday, join us as the 2 Deadly Dragons saga continues with... Lascivia, Dragon of Lust

This week: battle to aid Princess Cecily in her quest to free her fiance and rescue the other members of Lascivia's Hoard'em! Then return next week to learn the story behind one of her most devoted admirers!


August 11, 2017

Dragon of Sloth Boss Fight

Part 2 of Phlegnn, Dragon of Sloth's Story this weekend!

Moving the plague-ridden Dragon of Sloth against his will seemed like an impossible task… but not for a Hero like you! The 7 Deadly Dragons Saga continues this week as we battle Phlegnn, now faster, stronger, and fueled by rage after your victory last week!

We last left Galanoth, your hero, and the Dragon of Sloth in the middle of shenanigans (concocting potions, cures, hoses, and SCIENCE were involved. It got a bit messy). This week, you'll need to tackle a bigger, stronger, faster Phlegnn, then find (if you can!) two bonus battles: the Actual Sloth Dragon and the Dragon Virus monster!

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August 11, 2017

Elemental Dragon Summoner Packages

Get them before they're gone!

As the summer of our 7 Deadly Dragons rages on, we bring you... the Elemental Dragon Summoner Limited Quantity Sets! It's been quite a while since our last limited quantity gear was available. Featuring the Elemental Dragon Summoner armor set, the Summoner Twilly pet + Elemental Dragon Weapons, and the Dreadhound Rider battlepet and house item, these are the ultimate in rare collectibles!

This weekend, a selection of the limited quantity sets that did not sell out the first time 'round will also become available again! Once their quantity reaches 0, they will never become available again... which means, they become instant status symbols for you rare hunters. Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! 

Restock Schedule

Quantities for the new packages wil partially restock throughout the weekend to give everyone a chance to get the gear they want, no matter what timezone or country they live in. 

Restock times:

  • 6:00 PM Friday, 8/11 (initial stock)
  • 6:00 AM Saturday, 8/12 (restock)
  • 12:00 PM Saturday, 8/12 (restock)
  • 6:00 PM Saturday, 8/12 (restock)
  • 12:00 AM Sunday, 8/13 (restock)

Note: Returning packages will not restock, as their quantities are so low... so get them while they're available!

Elemental Dragon Summoner set

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Quantity: 1000 sets
Restock: 250 sets each


Dreadhound Rider BattlePet and House Item

Price: 40000 gold, member package
Quantity: 20000 sets
Restock: 10000 sets each

This package is available to all current and former members

The Dark Makai Shop Vendor house item will open up Nulgath's Diamond merge shop, for those heroes who do not want to travel far to create their gear!


Summoner Twilly Pet + Dragon Weapons

Price: 25000 gold
Quantity: 20000 sets
Restock: 10000 sets each

Available for all heroes, for gold.


What are Limited Quantity Packages?

A Limited Quantity Package* is a group of items sold together which has a set quantity. Once the gear has sold out, that's it. The total number of packages is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 packages left on the web page counter, that's what we've got left in stock. These items are non-refundable, so once you click the "confirm purchase" button, that set is yours to keep!

How Do They Work?

Excellent question! Starting this Friday, August 26th, at 11 AM server time, the intial stock of our Limited Quantity Packages will be released again. Once they are, you'll need to:

  1. Head to the Limited Quantity Package page
  2. Select the package you want to buy
  3. Confirm your purchase
  4. Log into your AQWorlds account
  5. Open your Book of Lore and go to the Achievements tab
  6. Look under the "Other Badges"section
  7. Find the Package Badge and open the shop to get your gear!
All times listed are for Eastern U.S. time zone.  That's the same as server time. You can find a timezone converter here so you know exactly when the restocks are in your part of the world!

Isn't this gear rare, though?

Good question! Limited Quantity Sets aren't considered "rare" until they've sold out. (These aren't limited time packages, they are limited quantity packages!) Once they do sell out, then they will never become available again!

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August 11, 2017

Save 25% on HeroMart T-Shirts

HeroMart Summer T-Shirt Sale Ends Soon!

Stay cool offline with HeroMart's real-life gamer merch! Save 25% on any regular T-shirt* through September 4, 2017. Check out all of our gear at to unlock HeroPoints for special in-game item rewards.

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* Except the Paladin and Legion Armored T-Shirts… our shipping sneevils say the platemail is too heavy!

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August 08, 2017

Dragons, Vacations, and LQS update

Summer is on fire, and so is the 7 Deadly Dragons Saga

Happy Tuesday, party players! We've got a lot going on this week, so let's get right down to it. (Unlike Phlegnn, Dragon of Sloth we are ready and rarin' to move right along).


7 Deadly Dragons: Sloth, part 2

If you haven't completed last week's release, stop reading now, log into the game, /join sloth, and get your battle on. Spoilers are ahead! If you HAVE finished with last week's release, you may continue. (Unless you are a rebel...


... Are you a rebel?



... Ok. I can respect that. Onwards!)



We last left Galanoth, your hero, and the Dragon of Sloth in the middle of shenanigans (concocting potions, cures, hoses, and SCIENCE were involved. It got a bit messy).

This week's release focuses on the 2nd boss fight of the Sloth Dragon storyline, and picks up where last week left off. Normally, we would have put both boss fights into one week. BUT several things happened in the week's leading up to this one which made splitting them a wise choice:

  • Multiple team members have taken/had to take time off in the last 2 weeks (vacations, birthdays, illnesses, and more)
  • We had several requests for some additional fun monsters (like the Actual Sloth Dragon monster... a bonus hidden battle)
  • We've been getting a lot of feedback from you guys saying it feels like the dragon zones are "moving too fast" and that you want more and fuller stories. 

We can make that happen! The next three dragons will each have 2 part releases, intentionally spaced out to let us expand on their stories.

The final 3 Deadly Dragons:

  • Lascivia, Green Dragon of Lust 
  • Maloth, Darkness Dragon of Envy
  • Gorgorath, Undead Dragon of Wrath

We also took a look at what we want to do with the Slayer's Rise story, and there is just TOO much to Galanoth's history with Akriloth to fit in one week. So we're expanding that into a 4-part story which will begin in January of 2018. There will be a one-week break between the Dragons of Envy and Wrath as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, too. YARRRRRR! 


Elemental Dragon Summoner LQS Previews

It's been quite a while since our last limited quantity gear was available. That all changes this Friday as we bring you the Elemental Dragon Summoner LQS! Get a first look at the new gear releasing, and check back later this week for final stock times, quantities, and prices.

Elemental Dragon Summoner set
1000 AdventureCoins

Dreadhound Rider BattlePet and House Item
40000 gold, available to all current and former members

The Dark Makai Shop Vendor house item will open up Nulgath's Diamond merge shop, for those heroes who do not want to travel far to create their gear!

Summoner Twilly pet and Elemental Dragon weaponsHouse item
25000 gold, available for all heroes


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August 04, 2017

Now available: Void DragonGuard Gear

Unlock our August Upgrade Bonus Sets Now

Not all who battle despise dragons. Some humans recognize their power, might, and majesty. This month, we honor those DragonGuards with the Void DragonGuard set for our August upgrade bonus gear. Unlock the full set when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more starting now.  

Unlock the color customizable Dark DragonGuard set AND all the Void DragonGuard gear when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package! This upgrade bonus leaves September 1st, 2017. 

Tier 1: Void DragonGuard

Shown on the left in the image above

Get the Gear with a

  • 3 month membership 
  • 6 month membership 
  • 2000 AC pack
  • 5000 AC pack

Unlock the rewards

  • Void DragonGuard Armor
  • 2 Helms
  • 2 Capes
  • 2 Weapons
  • 5 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points boosts
  • Character page badge

Tier 2: Dark and Blood DragonGuards

Blood DragonGuard shown on the right in the image above

Get all the gear with a
  • 12 month membership
  • 12000 AC pack





Unlock the rewards

  • Dark DragonGuard armor(color customizable)
  • Blood DragonGuard armor
  • Void DragonGuard armor
  • 5 Helms
  • 4 Capes
  • 4 weapons
  • 7 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Point boosts
  • Character page badge

August 01, 2017

August Calendar of Events

Don't miss any of our deadly dragon events!

Our summer saga, the 7 Deadly Dragons, has got the entire team fired up for our August releases! You'll battle alongside Galanoth, head of the Order of DragonSlayers, to take down 2 more of the 7 fiercest dragons our world has ever known! 

August 1: Reens's Birthday Double Server Boost

August 4: Dragon of Sloth, Part 1 + August Upgrade Bonus

August 11: Dragon of Sloth, Part 2 + Elemental Summoner limited quantity set

August 18: Dragon of Lust, Part 1 + Event Rare gear 

August 25: Dragon of Lust, Part 2 + Event Rare gear 


July 31, 2017

This Friday: Dragon of Sloth, Part 1

The Seven Deadly Dragons Saga Continues!

Dragons. Zombies. Creepy slime creatures. It’s easy to fight monsters you can see. But this weekend, the real danger is an invisible sickness spreading through the village of River’s End. Lim the Scientist has traced the outbreak to its source. Your mission: confront Phlegnn, Slime Dragon of Sloth and find a cure for the plague before it spreads beyond the quarantine zone!

This weekend, you'll need to:

  • Battle plague zombies 
  • Search for and concoct a cure
  • Confront Phlegnn the Sloth Dragon

Reward Gear: Plague Knight Set

After you fight to "convince" Phlegnn that he's a danger to the village, you'll be able to farm for this weekend's reward gear. Our newest set was suggested and created by one of your epicly-talented fellow heroes: Antisam! He worked with Xarvinth to craft the super-sick (in the good way!), Plague Knight set!

Battle to collect the resources to create the 0 AC gear, then talk to Lim in /sloth to merge the components into each of the set's pieces.

Next Week...

This Friday is the first of a two-week battle against the Dragon of Sloth! Next week, return for part 2 of Phlegnn's story, an ACTUAL sloth monster,* and an even more evil version of the Plague Knight set... the Bloodborne Plague set and the Elemental Summoner limited quantity set!

Sins and Sloth

Some of you have asked... "How does a slime dragon and a plague represent Sloth?" That is a fair question! It would have been easy (maybe too easy) to make a sloth-shaped dragon and use that for our boss.

Each of the 7 Deadly Dragons is based on / embodies a sin. To shape this release, we drew inspiration from the following historical meaning of sloth: "without care" / "disregard" plus the more common definition of "sluggish" / "laziness."

Phlegnn, Slime Dragon of Sloth, embodies one of the most insidious sins. He destroys lives through laziness and inaction, just by choosing not to move. To... do nothing. But a dragon that doesn't move much would not make for a very fun battle. This weekend, you'll need to battle the invisible illness he's spread and fight to cure the villagers (and if you're truly kind, HIM). Get your blood pumping, your blade moving, and take. Him. DOWN!


* By popular demand, the Actual Sloth (aka the Slothagon) monster will release in-game... and not just taunt you on Twitter.


July 28, 2017

This Weekend: Dragon of Greed Rewards

Dark WardKeeper's Set Available until August 4th

For too long, the Dragon of Greed has hoarded a bright, shining treasure. This weekend, fight to reach the Dragon's hoard, and then battle to steal the 0 AC Bright WardKeeper's set from his treasure pile!

And if you like darker gear (or color-customizable items) find the Dark WardKeeper set in the Featured Gear shop until August 4th, available for AdventureCoins.

Each set has:

  • 1 armor
  • 7 helms
  • 3 weapons
  • 1 floating aegis cape

Other rewards this week include:

  • AC rare Snooze McDuck pet
  • Miniature GoreGold pet
  • Golden Ore Elemental pet

Get Up to 40% More AdventureCoins With Any AC Package!

Through Thursday, August 10th, the Summer Madness AC Sale is ON! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend as we continue our Summer of Dragons storyline: the Seven Deadly Dragons!

  • 12k AC:  40% more - 4800 extra ACs
  • 5k AC: 30% more - 1500 extra ACs
  • 2k AC: 15% more - 300 extra ACs
  • 900 AC: 5% more - 50 extra ACs

So many of you emailed, Tweeted, Facebooked, and messaged us in-game thanking us for the bonus ACs last year that we wanted to keep that love and excitement flowing for the rest of the summer!

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

* On August 10th, the bonus amount will drop, so if you're looking to buy AdventureCoins, this is the time to do it!

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