Design Notes

April 16, 2021

This Weekend: HeroSmash X AQWorlds

Introducing... the Invasion of Super Death!

Log in this weekend, because it's time to GET SMASHIN'! We've brought character, monster, reward, and background art straight from our second 2D MMO, HeroSmash, into AdventureQuest Worlds so you can battle through our very own version of the Trials of SuperDeath.

SuperDeath is HeroSmash's very own version of OUR Death. A few years back, in the HeroSmash universe, he sent HeroSmash heroes through a rigorous gauntlet, as he was trying to decide if he wanted to be a hero or a villain. (Turns out being an immortal superbeing makes you want to be on your own side and take over the world!) 


 We managed to stop him then, and ever since, he's staye in his own Shadow Realm. Until now... This weekend, /join superdeath to begin your adventure:

  • Battle monsters from HeroSmash sent by SuperDeath into OUR world
  • Work with ArcticKiller to defeat some of HeroSmash's deadliest creatures and free his friends from SuperDeath's control
  • REAP the rewards once you've defeated SuperDeath!

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

HeroSmash?

HeroSmash was a 2D MMO developed by Artix Entertainment between 2010 - 2014, and beloved by a small-but-passionate corps of super-hero loving members of our community. Because HeroSmash is no longer available to play on your web browser or in the Artix Games Launcher, the AdventureQuest Worlds team wanted to bring a small taste of HeroSmash's BIG (and bobble-headed) power to www.AQ.com

Heroic Reward Gear from another dimension

We've imported a ton of player-favorite items from HeroSmash and they're all available to you... RIGHT NOW! Battle the monsters in /superdeath to collect all the reward drops and check out the AC gear shop for even more armors, weapons, and accessories.

Reward drops:

  • Ultimate Evil Prototype set
  • Ultimate Good Prototype set
  • Slime Follower set
  • Doom Nommer set
  • and more!

Merge Shop gear:

  • Ultimate Evil set
  • Ultimate Good set
  • Alien Morph set
  • and more

AC Shop gear:

  • Ultra Robo Morpher set
  • Color-customizable items
  • Animated Rainbow accessories
  • Click-to-change weapons

Class Changes for April 16, 2020

Health Cost Skills

Skills that cost a percentage of max health (except for skills that do direct self damage) will now leave the player at 1 HP instead of killing them. This should fix disconnection issues.

Frostval Barbarian

Frostval Gifts: -HoT is now static

Nechronomancer

'Although health cost skills no longer kill the player, Nechronomancer still provides a frustrating experience for many. These changes introduce a more forgiving health cost mechanic while still keeping its performance levels around the same as before.'

Mortification:

-Cooldown: 1.5 seconds > 2 seconds
-Necrosis DoT is now static

Bleeding Time:

  -No longer costs a percentage of max HP
-Passage of Time now applies a self DoT that stacks to 100
-Passage of Time duration: 8 seconds > 4 seconds
-Eternal Frenzy stack limit: 9 > 15

ShadowScythe's Past:

-Increased the delay for the Unleashed Doom DoT tick (now 2 skills can be used before it ticks)
-Damage of Unleashed Doom adjusted to compensate

ShadowScythe's Future:

-Empress's Awakening now also removes stacks of Passage of Time
-Slowed Reflexes now also reduces Hit Chance by 20%
-Deteriorating Sight aura has been removed

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

April 23rd: 40% AdventureCoin Bonus drops

April 30th:

  • April Seasonal set: BioWar Cultist
  • April Fools holiday events leave
  • Grenwog holiday event + rewards
  • Earth Day seasonal event + rewards
  • April Daily Gifts leave

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games.

Download the Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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