Design Notes

August 13, 2021

The Legend of DeadFly

Our seasonal holiday Friday the 13 event returns this weekend!

Log in and join special guest Aurelio Voltaire and your fellow heroes in a battle through a tale of love and loss. Rage and revenge. The Legend of Deadfly comes to life this weekend. Say his name three times... IF YOU DARE! 

The Legend of Deadfly

Many years ago, when Sepulchure ruled the ShadowScythe, a young Loremaster fell deeply in love with one of her master's skeletal minions. But minions are meant to be mindless, and romance forbidden. His punishment? Destruction, and his soul banished to the Underworld. His love has turned into rage so strong, part of his spirit has stayed connected to our world.

The legends say, anyone foolish enough to summon him will meet a fate worse than his. If you dare… stare into the portal and say his name three times. Deadfly. Deadfly. Deadfly.

Aurelio Voltaire Returns for Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th and Aurelio Voltaire go together like Evil Armies of Undead and Horror Movies. So of course, this Friday our always-positive, family-friendly game team and community want to welcome him back for another musical event! 

Aurelio Voltaire is the maker of music, films, books, comics, toys and... mayhem. He has appeared in almost ALL of the AQWorlds Friday the 13th events... and has become a fan-favorite for our players (not to mention beloved by goths, trekkies, and music-lovers in general). 

This weekend, slay your enemies to the sound of music from his 2017 single "Monsterous Lovers" as his adorably-globular goblin companion looks on, then get your own Globlin Hand Sanitizer cover from his online store.

On behalf of the entire AdventureQuest Worlds team, we want to thank Aurelio Voltaire for being a part of this special event! 

Dark and Deadly Rewards

Battle through this weekend's event to unlock a merge shop full of dark and deadly reward items! And defeat monsters in /deadfly or /rotfinger to collect new item drops. 

Legend of Deadfly rewards include:

  • Macabre Meat Horror armor set
  • Deadfly armor + morph
  • Doom Deadfly armor + helm
  • Necro Deadfly armor + helm
  • Thirteenth Goalie Mask
  • Rotfinger's bow, armblades, scythe, and staff
  • Necro Rotfinger's bow, armblades, scythe, and staff
  • BlackSkulls weapon kit pet
  • 13th Zard pet

Friday the 13th Event Rare Gear

Find all-new wicked-cool Friday the 13th event rare items in your game menu now, available through Friday, September 3rd. 

The Friday the 13th Event Rares Shop features:

  • BlackSkulls armor set + accessories
  • BlackSkulls Centipede cape
  • Deadfly's Hollowborn armor + helm (color customizable)
  • Rotfinger's Hollowborn bow, armblades, scythe, and staff (color customizable)
  • Elegant Necro Armor set

Friday the 13th DOUBLE Server Boost

Your luck is in! Log in at battle through our Friday the 13th update this weekend  and get 2X gold, reputation, class points, and experience when you defeat monsters and complete quests.

ShadowWalker/Stalker/Weaver of Time Class Changes

ShadowWalker greatly undershot our balance goals last week so we’re giving it a bit more love. These changes should bring scaling back to its Umbral Stigma DoT while also keeping its power level under control in groups. We’ve also made some adjustments to allow for better ease of use.

Passive - Shadows of Time:

- Now increases outgoing damage by 100%
- Now unlocks at rank 4 

Passive - Harbinger of Shadows:
- Now unlocks at rank 10

Rift of Shadows:
- Base damage decreased
- Cooldown: 1.5 seconds > 1.2 seconds
- Chaos Rift duration: 4 seconds > 8 seconds

Exude/Devour:
- Base damage decreased
- Exude DoT damage decreased
- Devour HoT amount decreased

Vendetta/Umbral Stigma:
- Base damage increased
- Umbral Stigma DoT damage reduced
- Mana Cost: 20 > 30
Silhouette/Shadow Warp
- Base damage decreased
- Health Cost self DoT damage decreased

Temporal Eclipse:
- Turbulent Rift no longer increases damage taken

New BludrutBrawl-style map: /bludrutpvp

We're working on some improvements to PVP, and first stage is testing out a new pvp map. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Special rules: 

- Monsters have 100x their normal HP 
- When monsters die, no score is added, and round does not end

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