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December 02, 2016

Special Holiday Bonus Offer

Get up to 50% more FREE Adventurecoins!

From RIGHT NOW until January 6th, buy any Adventure package and get up to 50% more FREE bonus ACs! 

The bigger the AC package you buy, the more free AdventureCoins you'll get!

900 AC pack: 100 extra ACs

2000 AC pack: 500 extra ACs

5000 AC pack: 2000 extra ACs

12000 AC pack: 6000 extra ACs 

* Note: bonus AdventureCoins are only available with AdventureCoin packages. The special bonus offer does not apply to membership packages.

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December 02, 2016

Northlands Ranger Upgrade Bonus

Unlock the full set when you upgrade in December!

Unlock the Northlands Ranger set AND WyldeHunt Keep house when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more.

Tier 1: Northland Ranger

Hunt down evil-doers and rewards Good heroes with the Northland Ranger! 

Get the Gear with a

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

Unlock the rewards

  • Northlands Ranger armor
  • 2 Helms and 3 capes 
  • 2 weapons 
  • WyldeHunt Keep House
  • 5 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points boosts
  • Character page badge


Tier 2: Icewild Hunter

Your targets will never know you were there... until they find the evidence you left behind. 

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

 

 

 

Unlock the rewards

  • Icewild Hunter + Northlands Ranger armors
  • 4 helms and 6 capes
  • 4 weapons
  • WyldeHunt Keep House
  • 7 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Point boosts
  • Character page badge


Undead Legion Bonus Gear

Last month, Aranx made a special variant of the November armor set just for members of the Undead Legion. We got a ton of positive feedback, so this month... we're doing that again!

If you're a member of the Undead Legion, when you unlock the Northlands Ranger or Icewild Hunter gear, you'll also unlock the exclusive Legion variant created by Dage the Evil - the Darknight Stalker.

Once you log in, you can buy the with Legion Tokens in Dage the Evil's shop in the Underworld!

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December 02, 2016

Swordhaven Under Attack

The Infernal Invasion Saga Explodes in Swordhaven!

Calling all heroes - Good, Evil, and in-between! The Queen of Monsters’ infernal army marches on Swordhaven this weekend in the Infernal Invasion Saga finale. Lord Brentan, Victoria, and Gravelyn will stop at nothing to defend the stronghold… will you be there to join them?

Beware! The Queen of Monsters is older and wiser than we suspect, and her plans for the royal family are darker and deadlier than we could EVER imagine!

Take on Lord Balax'el for a chance to get the Regal Defenders weapon drops!

This Friday, if you're up to date on the Infernal Invasion Saga, aid the royal family of Swordhaven OR get caught up by looking at the AdventureMap in your game menu!

Infernal Invasion Finale... But that's not all!

This week's release is the final chapter of the Infernal Invasion storyline, but do not think the story ends there! We have been using the Infernal Invasion as a bridge into the completely-rewritten Queen of Monsters main storyline. THAT will begin early next year as we travel to TWO new hub towns - Drakath's lair... and the Queen's basecamp, where here infernal army is headquartered.

Then, and ONLY then, will you be able to join Drakath's Chaos faction or decide to fight FOR the Queen of Monsters. IF you do choose to join her horde, you will be able to rank up the queen's faction and unlock all the different armors (and ranks) inside the Infernal Army. (Including Lord Balax'el's!)

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December 02, 2016

Return to Frostvale Next Weekend

We're starting our month of giving... with GIFTS!

Frostval is a time of peace, cheer, and spending time with family and friends. Oh, and one more thing -- GIVING GIFTS! It's one of my favorite times of the year, because I love picking out just the right thing to put a smile on the faces of my friends and family. That's why this year... we've got some very special gifts coming for you... and to start the season off right -- you'll get to fight for exactly what you want! (Ok, maybe that is not very peaceful... but it should be pretty FUN!)

/join Frostvale to begin battling through all the previous years of Frostval releases, then test your mettle (and metal!) against the biggest gift of them all: Giefury!*

* Giefury's name comes from the Old English noun "giefu" for "a giving, gift", which is related to the Old Norse word "giftgipt" meaning "gift; good luck." 

ALL of the seasonal events from previous years will also return - that means you'll get to battle Kezeroth, Quetzal, and more... PLUS get all the holiday seasonal goodies that come with them!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shops leave Next Friday!

This weekend is your LAST chance to get the 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear! Don't miss out on the darkest and most tech-savvy gear of the year. Find both shops in your game menu through Monday, December 9th.

Frostval 2016 Release Lineup!

Don't miss ANYTHING, because we've got a month of holiday awesomeness to thrill and chill you! Later this month, our all-new Frostval 2016 event will return... and you'll face Karok AND Kezeroth!

December 9th:

  • Frostvale returns with seasonal gear and the Giefury

December 16th:

  • Frostval Part 1: Karok vs Kezeroth
  • Quibble Coinbiter returns!

December 23rd:

  • Frostval Part 2: WAR!
  • Frostval 2016 Limited Quantity Sets 
  • 72 hour Frostval rare drop + 2x ALL BOOSTS 

December 30th:

  • Frostval Part 3: The Final Confrontation
  • Glacial Berserker CLASS for rep or ACs

Also happening this month: Honorable Hero awards will go out at the end of the year!

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December 01, 2016

A Moment of Cheer and Maya

Art Keeps the Heart Happy

With the holiday hype machine raging across the internet, if your online life is like mine, you're inundated with countless emails from all corners of the globe telling you to get this, watch that, don't stick that in an outlet (!!!)... It can be easy to get overwhelmed. To combat that, here's a really awesome, chill picture of Loremaster Maya and her moglin friend created by the incredibly-talented AQW artist, Crulon!


Feast your eyes, rest your mind, and ease your heart...

Then prepare to unsheathe your blades because OMG do we have a lot coming for you this month! But I'll hold off on more news of that until later today. For now, stare at the pretty lady and chilly moglin and be at peace. War will come soon enough to Lore!

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December 01, 2016

Frostval 2016 Holiday Event Coming Soon

Our three-part Karok vs Kezeroth event begins December 16th!

The conclusion of a story 26,004 years in the making ends this month as Karok and Kezeroth come face to face for the first time in millennia... but will WE survive?!

The Story So Far...

Many years ago (ok, back in 2012)...

We learned of a alien creature named Kezeroth the World Ender and how 26,000 years before, he tried to free the Beast Quetzal from his prison in a giant ice comet, but failed. Back in 2012, Quetzal's comet was finally close enough once more for Kezeroth to sense it, and to end what he began so long ago.

His plan was to use Quetzal's power to encase the world in ice... ending all life on Lore for good! If you're just joining us, next week you'll be able to battle through the "End of the World" adventure and face both the Beast Quetzal and Kezeroth the World Ender.

But the story doesn't stop there!

Two years later, in 2014...

We met Karok the Fallen, a mage from the alien ice world of Glacera. What we coulnd't have known then was that Karok was not the first Glaceran enemy we've faced -- his brother, Kezeroth, lay buried under the ice... trapped for 26,000 years. But there was far, FAR more pressing matters to deal with -- like the horde of Frostspawn Karok sent at us, trying to destroy our world.

Last year, in 2015...

Karok returned, stronger than ever and with a brand-new, very untrustworthy ally -- the Queen of Monsters! If you've played our games for any length of time, you'll know that there was no way THAT would end well, and you'd be right. You just wouldn't know how... but this year, you'll find out!

Kezeroth and Karok Reunite...

And that reunion might spell the end of more than just our Frostval winter holiday! Log in next week to replay all our previous seasonal Frostval events, and study Kezeroth and Karok. Because on December 15th, they'll BOTH want to see you again, and it won't be to Netflix and chill.

...

......

More like, "Netflix and Kill"

So get ready, because Frostval 2016 is almost here!

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November 30, 2016

2017 Calendar Available for Pre-Order

Head to HeroMart to reserve yours now!

A new year approaches, and that means it's time for a brand-new Calendar to arrive at HeroMart. This year's new calendar features digitally painted artwork inspired by our newest game, AdventureQuest 3D, and its theme is "Year of Adventures." Given everything we've got planned for 2017, that sounds about right!

Unlock rewards in multiple Artix Entertainment games!

The entire team was so excited about how cool this year's calendar looks, that EVERYONE wanted to get in on the reward action! That means you will unlock in-game rewards inside AQ3D, AQWorlds, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and EpicDuel!

To celebrate this brand new "year of adventure" the calendar includes our first ever revision of the original CHRONOMANCER ARMOR for AdventureQuest 3D!

It also includes the highly anticipated AdventureQuest Worlds class, the Shadow Walker of Time Class inside AQWorlds! 

The DragonFable and AdventureQuest teams are planning to release their classes for calendar buyers in early 2017. (To any time travelers out there... let me know what the release date turns out to be!)

2017 Calendar: Collector's Edition 

For those of you SUPER collectors, we've got a really sweet treat this time around. The Collector's Edition includes a limited "Dragon Slayer" Collectors print as well as a signed copy of the 2017 calendar!

Shadow Walker of Time Class Skills

What IS a Shadow Walker of Time, you ask? Good question! These intrepid, timely explorers can step into a shadow in one time-stream and emerge from a completely different shadow in another time stream. 

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

Rift of Shadows 

Applies Chaos Rift, which is used for other abilities. Each attack also affects you and your opponent's sight, lowering your opponent's Hit Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. If Temporal Eclipse is active, each attack will affect you and your opponent's Focus, lowering your opponent's Dodge Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. Both stack to 5 and last for 10 seconds.

Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Range: Melee
Type: Physical

50% Weapon Damage

A strong defensive skill that takes a short while to build up. Your opponents will struggle to land a hit with their Hit Chance reduced by 15%. If you’re in Temporal Eclipse mode it will further your defensive ability with increased dodge chance. Considering you lack consistent heal, this will be vital to keeping your health in check.

Exude/Devour

Strikes at the blink of an eye, causing up to 2 opponent's existence to slowly fade. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate DoT for 6 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is up, shreds the opponent and feeds off their shadows. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate HoT to the caster for 6 seconds.

Mana: 15
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Far
Type: Physical/Magical

150% Weapon Damage

Your bread and butter skill. Helps get the damage train going and applies your only heal while you have Temporal Eclipse. Not to be overlooked.

Vendetta/Umbral Stigma

 Marks your opponents, dealing Moderate damage and increasing the damage the target takes from all sources by 20% for 10 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is active, singles the target out, recording their being in that point of time dealing Moderate Damage. After a short moment, echoes the damage based off the damage you have done in the past 10 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

100% Weapon Damage

This class is strongest vs a single opponent and Vendetta is the reason why. A 20% damage boost vs all sources means you’ll be a hit at parties and the opponent will be taking hits like a pinata.

Silhouette/Shadow Warp

Sacrifices your life force to constantly warp through the shadows, increasing your dodge by 300% for 4 seconds and dealing damage to up to 3 foes while focusing their attacks onto you. If Temporal Eclipse is active, strikes from the opponent's shadows for Moderate Damage to up to 3 enemies and healing 30 mana after 2 seconds to the caster. Costs health after 2 seconds.

Cooldown: 12 seconds
Range: Status/Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

Deals 380% of your attack power as damage to self after 2 seconds

180% Weapon Damage dealt to opponent

You lack heal, we get that, but this class isn’t about healing. It’s about being in the shadows, dodging, lurking, striking fast and hard and when it’s least expected. 300% dodge for 4 seconds. You’re practically invincible to everything. In PvP, if you know your opponent well, hit this right before their big nuke, slip into the shadows and come back blades a blazin’.

Neverending Dusk: Increases Endurance by 25%

Harbinger of Shadows: Increases Damage Output, Crit Rate, and Crit Damage by 12%

Temporal Eclipse

 Emits total darkness applying Shadowed state, lowering up to 3 opponent's Hit Chance and negating their Crit Chance by 30% for 5 seconds. You access new abilities as you warp through the shadows applying Temporal Eclipse, increasing your hit and crit chance by 80%. Lasts 5 seconds. If Chaos Rift is up, applies Turbulent Rift, doubling your haste but increasing the damage you take by 20% for 5 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Type: Physical/Magical
Range: Fullscreen

Your ‘berserk mode’. Hit this and get ready to spam your skills. Use Shadow Warp to replenish mana, Devour to heal up and Umbral Stigma to deal the killing blow! Be careful though, as you will almost definitely have Chaos Rift up (unless you open with Temporal Eclipse *hint*). That means you’ll be taking 20% more damage from all sources for 5 seconds. Hit Devour often for that sweet heal and make sure your autos are landing to get the dodge buff to neutralize any additional damage you would be taking.

Shadows of Time

Rarely freezes up to 3 opponents in their Shadows while increasing your ability to warp increasing your Speed for a short time.

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November 29, 2016

Lord of Bones Gear Leaves Friday

Last chance to unlock the full set when you upgrade!

The November upgrade bonus gear leaves this Friday, December 2nd at 6PM EST! Until then, though, unlock the Lord of Bones when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more*.... and get even more loot with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package - the Warlord of Bones set!

Members of the Undead Legion will also unlock an exclusive Legion variant approved by Dage the Evil - you'll be able to buy those with Legion Tokens in a shop in the Underworld!

* This includes the $9.95 package

Other gear leaving...

  • The November Featured Gear shop (and all its items) leaves this Friday, December 2nd.
  • The Thanksgiving 2016 rare boss drops leave December 9th (since the war is taking longer to finish, we are extending the amount of time to farm)
  • The Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear leaves December 9th! 
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November 23, 2016

Our Thanksgiving 2016 Event is LIVE

Turkonian's Ten Million Turkey WAR!

This Wednesday, November 23rd, join us as Turkonian the Avomancer invades with a ten million turkey army to take BACK the feast! Then join us Friday as we launch our Black Friday shop!

  • Defeat Turkonian the Avomancer and his ten million turkeys!
  • Slay his creatures to get Defender and Mega Defender Medals as you fight to save Battleon
  • Rare Turkey Feather drops can be used in the War Chest Merge shop
  • Once the war meter hits 100%, you'll face... RAWRGOBBLE the Greedy!

Then, log in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for exclusive holiday rare gear!

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November 22, 2016

Black Friday gear is here

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Rare Gear!

Don’t miss our 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear, featuring Dage's BlackCaster, Gravelyn’s Dark Doomfire, Nulgath’s M4tr1x Vacation House, and more! The shop opens at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, November 25th and will be available until December 9th.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday items arriving this weekend are:

  • Cyber Legion DoomKnight set
  • Gravelyn's Dark DoomFire set 
  • Dark Diamond Bling set
  • Dark Pegalion Pet and cape 
  • Dark Necromancer's  Tower HOUSE
  • Shadow Peacock pet and cape 
  • Dark OmniKnight Blade
  • Cyber Paladin Armor
  • Nulgath's M4tr1x Vacation Castle HOUSE
  • Overclocked CyberFiend Blade of Nulgath
  • Toxic Venom Blade
  • Laser Dragon Saw
  • Dark Warlic Armor
  • and the Cyber Assassin set!

Dage’s Cyber Legion DoomKnight and Crulon's Cyber Assassin gear will arrive on Monday, November 28th! The Cyber Legion DoomKnight will be available for AdventureCoins OR Legion Tokens. The Infernal Cyber DoomKnight will only be available for AdventureCoins.

All of the gear will leave December 9th (to give anyone getting the December Upgrade package during the first weekend a chance to get any last-minute items).

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