November 13, 2020
DragonLord Class Updates
Verification Class Updates
Our verification classes -- Guardian, DragonLord, Star Captain, and Defender -- are unlocked by AQWorlds heroes who have also upgraded in one of our 2D, single-player games. They've been asking for years for their exclusive classes to get updates... and now the time has come!
- Guardian Class: available to verified AdventureQuest Guardians
- DragonLord Class: available to verified DragonFable DragonLords
- StarCaptain Class: available to verified MechQuest StarCaptains
- Defender Class: available to all of the above
Each week in November, we'll release another verification class update. Last week, we updated the AdventureQuest Guardian Class! Get all the details on that class here. THIS week, we've got... the DragonLord Class update! Read on for update details: what is changing, how to get your own, and the new balance details.
DragonLord Class Overview
Lost to time and found again, the DragonLord class has evolved! Inspired by DragonFable, this new version of the class offers many powerful new tools to battle multiple monsters at once by imbuing yourself with the powers of ancient dragons.
The new AdventureQuest Worlds version of DragonLord draws heavily from DF’s DragonLord, and also DragonWarrior, DragonRogue, DragonMage, and the titan DragonRider. Take on one or more elemental aspects, and then tap into their full power with your Primalization ability! This class is designed to fight multiple monsters at once, while harnessing the full potential of the elements provides you the power to take on much more powerful creatures.
How to Unlock the Class
If you are a DragonLord in DragonFable:
- Log into the Account Manager site at account.dragonfable.com
- Access the 'Unlock Verify Shops' menu in the Account Manager
- Verify your DragonFable account
- Log back into AQWorlds and /join tower
- All verified DragonLords can purchase the original DragonLord Class. If you are level 40, you can purchase the updated class from Tomix for 0 ACs.
If you are NOT a DragonLord in DragonFable:
- Create an account at www.DragonFable.com (if you don't have one yet)
- Upgrade it to become an DragonFable DragonLord on this page
- Follow steps 1-4 above
Before there was AQWorlds, there was... DragonFable
DragonFable is the story of you and your dragon defending the balance of the world against powerful enemies and creatures beyond imagination! With a constantly-updating weekly cycle of main story, side story, endgame challenge, and zone revamps, DF has lots to offer for all types of players. With intricate classes, many storylines, and a world to explore, epic adventures await you at dragonfable.com!
DragonLord Class Update Details
Recommended enhancements: Fighter, Lucky. Armed with the might, wisdom, and cunning of ancient dragons, the DragonLord charges into battle with their bonded dragon at their side. Those worthy of greater power can evolve and unleash their elemental draconic magic to devastate the battlefield.
Mana Regen: DragonLords regain...
Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
Are struck by an enemy in combat
To start off, that’s right, this class uses this specific mana regen model. However, this is completely intentional because your three-target autoattack and healing skill will provide more than enough MP in multi fights.
Rank needed: 1 / Auto Attack
Max Targets: 3
Cooldown: 2.3 seconds
Dragonlords channel the might of dragons into their attacks, heavily striking 3 targets within range at once. Combines basic Draconic Alignments with the Earth element to confer additional effects:
Fire: Light DoT
Water: Moderate HoT
Wind: +20% Hit Chance
Rank needed: 1
Max Targets: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Rank needed: 2
Max Targets: 1
MP: GAIN 45
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Rank needed: 3
Max Targets: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Rank needed: 5
Max Targets: 3
Mana Cost: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Channel the power of the Dragonheart Shards to fulfill your dragonic destiny. Inflict damage based on missing MP and apply Elemental Dissonance to 3 targets, reducing damage, Crit Chance, Crit Multiplier, Hit Chance, Dodge, and Defense by 15% for 10s. Applies additional effects based on your Draconic Alignments:
Fire: Large DoT (4s)
Water: Large HoT (4s)
Wind: +100% Hit Chance (20s)
Ice: Enemy Haste -200% (2s)
Lightning: Enemy DoT defense -100% (2s)
Balance: Negate enemy crits (2s)
Your ultimate attack, this skill has four features. First, this skill weakens your targets all-around, reducing damage, critical hit damage, hit chance, dodge chance, and defense by 15% and setting you up for even more combos.
However, that’s not all that this skill does. Just like Cursed Blade, this skill deals more damage the less MP you have. This means that spending the 60 MP needed to cast Primal Alignment lets you land a heavy blow. Third, this skill grants supercharged versions of effects you’ve already seen:
Fire + Primal = 200% DoT (4s)
Water + Primal = 300% HoT (4s)
Wind + Primal = +100% Bonus to Hit (20s)
While your first three Ultimate Draconic effects are evolved forms of what you would get from your Aligned auto attacks, Advanced Alignments grant powerful new 2-second debuffs:
Ice + Primal = -200% haste
Lightning + Primal = double DoT weakness
Balance + Primal = -200% Crit, -500% Crit Damage
These three-skill combination effects are built to take down titans. Freeze your foes with a punishing haste debuff, rupture their defenses with a devastating DoT weakness, or neutralize their critical hit chance, and further punish attacks that are guaranteed criticals!
The fourth feature? A powerful extra ability, available only to Rank 10 DragonLords!
Dragon’s Keen Eye
Rank needed: 4
Increases Crit Chance by 15% but reduces Crit Multiplier.
Dragon’s Swift Flight
Rank needed: 4
Increases Haste and Hit Chance by 15%.
Rank needed: 10
Primal Alignment now applies Elemental Unity and Primal Incarnation, significantly increasing your damage potential.
Tap into more of your draconic powers as you rank up. Although this class is built to land long strings of critical hits, the impact of each critical hit is reduced to compensate.
At Rank 10, Primal Incarnation immediately grants you +20% to outgoing damage and Crit Chance, as well as +50% to Crit Multiplier. However, if you wait for Elemental Unity to expire, you will have a very small window where you instead gain +60% outgoing damage, and a whopping +200% to Crit Chance and Crit Multiplier. Break the balance, and only output a mere fragment of your true potential. If you have the prowess to coordinate your elemental alignments and remaining mana, casting Primal Alignment within the correct window allows you to unleash the true might of dragons!
DragonLord is a triple-hitting, element-mixing, damage-slinging beast of a class, designed for big combos and taking on multiple opponents at once.
Although this class uses a more restrictive mana regen model, you will have next to no trouble when fighting multiple targets. While it shines for multi-monster mashes, DragonLord has tools to make it a viable group fight option, for both low-difficulty and high-difficulty challenge bosses.
As a bonus, often-requested feature, this class has battle pet compatibility! Summon a baby dragon with Destiny Defended, or bring your own battle pet (BYOBP) for a skeleton, a floating sword, or even a pot of gold! Just like Grim Necromancer, your damage will not be reduced even if a battle pet is not active.
In conclusion, DragonLord is a class with a lot of combos that reward cycling through multiple elemental Alignments, time your skills right and be rewarded with powerful combination effects!