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January 14, 2022

Nulgath's 2022 Birthday Shop + Collection

Unlock 100+ rare items in Nulgath's Birthday Collection

Nulgath’s birthday celebration begins this weekend, and we want everyone to get in on the /party! For all you real-life rare hunters, the Nulgath 2022 Collection Chest is here! Get all of the event rare gear + a character page badge for 10,000 ACs (Over 33,000 ACs worth of gear)!

This week, Nulgath's Collection Chest pet unlocks 3 items, including:

  • Void Symbiote's Blade Pet (with a quest for the exclusive character page badge)
  • Bloodbound Void set
  • SoulKnight of Nulgath set
  • Fiendish DragonKnight set
  • Purified ArchFiend Warrior set
  • ArchFiend Titan set
  • ArchFiend's Warlord set
  • ArchFiend's Judge set
  • ArchFiend's Commandant set
  • VoidFiend Symbiote set
  • Oversoul Vampire set
  • Aberrant armor
  • Plus additional pets, weapons and more!

Even more gear will arrive in Nulgath's 2022 Birthday Collection Chest next Friday! If you buy the chest this week, those items will be automatically added to your chest. You can also buy individual items from Nubble the Makai in Battleon.

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the Nulgath 2022 Collection chest will also be available to buy individually in Nubble's shop.

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's event rare items will be available individually from the birthday rares shop in Battleon until February 11th, 2022.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Collection Chest pet and Badge Quest pet cannot be sold.
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January 14, 2022

Fiendish LoreMaster Quests + Rewards

New Nulgath Birthday Rares, Farming Rewards, and Lore!

Nulgath the ArchFiend’s birthday celebration begins this weekend, and we want everyone to get in on the /party! Join us as we bring back his seasonal birthday gear and a new shop FULL of wicked rare items! 

This weekend, /join tercessuinotlim and find Jadzia the Nation Loremaster.

  • Complete her quests to learn more about the Nation 
  • Unlock fiendish base class armors 
  • Battle Taro Manslayer to unlock a short story from guest Loremaster and Nation fan, Sevestus aka Balorfiend

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

Discover More about Nulgath's Master

Last year, we introduced a new adventure, telling the story of how Nulgath was human once... until he met his Master, Adimonde. If you are just joining us, now's your chance to learn disover what Master Adimonde taught Nulgath... and how he was prepared to reward his hard work and sacrifice.

  • Fiend Champion of Adimonde
  • Evolved Worshipper of Nulgath
  • Arcane Warfiend of Nulgath

Nulgath's Seasonal Birthday Shop Returns

Find Nulgath's seasonal birthday shop is full of dark and deadly gear. These sets will return every year for his birthday, as our way of helping all his fans celebrate! Find the shop in your Game Menu until February 11th. 

Nulgath's seasonal Birthday Shop features:

  • Void Rebirth armor set
  • Void Awakening armor set
  • Shielded variants of both armors
  • Nulgath's Bounty Hunter Drone Pet (with two quests)
  • Nulgath's Birthday Gift Pet (with one quest)

Not sure who Nulgath is? Read on!

Nulgath the ArchFiend is the in-game persona for Nulgath-the-team-member, one of AQWorlds' original artists. Though he no longer works regularly for Artix Entertainment, his art style (prevalent in early AQW and featured in Oversoul) and the character itself remain hugely popular with many of our long-time heroes. To recognize their dedication and enjoyment, we hold an event in-game each year to celebrate the character and give them a hefty dose of the gear they love.

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

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has 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 Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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January 14, 2022

Fiendish Updates + Improvements

Nulgath Nation Quest Updates

 This week several Nulgath related quests and areas have received quality of life improvements and balance updates, most notably to the Gem(stone) of Nulgath Pet and Supplies to Spin the Wheel of Chance set of quests.

Supplies to Spin the Wheel of Chance

  • The Escherion’s Helm turn-in requirement has been replaced with a new misc item called Relic of Chaos.
  • Relic of Chaos stacks to 13 and drops from Escherion at the same rate of Escherion’s Helm.
  • Relic of Chaos also drops from Chaos Gemrald, Hydra Head 90, and Ultra Alteon (Chaos).
  • All farming pet quests that rewarded Escherion’s Helm now reward a Relic of Chaos instead.
  • Unidentified 19 is now a 3% drop from every version of the quest (it was previously a 2% drop on certain versions of the quest).

Gem(stone) of Nulgath

  • The Gem of Nulgath pet has been renamed to Gemstone of Nulgath.
  • Several Gemstone of Nulgath quests have been changed.
  • Forge Gemstones for Nulgath, Forge Tainted Gems for Nulgath, Forge Dark Crystal Shards for Nulgath, Forge Diamonds for Nulgath, Forge Blood Gems for Nulgath, and Carve the Unidentified Gemstone have all had their turn in requirements and rewards adjusted.

Receipt of Nulgath

  • The drop rate of the Receipt of Nulgath (misc) has been increased on the Receipt of Nulgath quest.
  • The Receipt of Nulgath quest now rewards a new misc item called Shredded ARS Document. 
  • Receipt of Nulgath (misc) can now be purchased in Swindle’s Ripoff Emporium for 13 Shredded ARS Documents.

Miscellaneous Quest/Map/Item Updates

Void Highlord’s Challenge

  • The level requirement has been changed to 80 (the class itself remains a level 50 item).
  • No longer requires Dwakel Decoder, The Secret 1, Elemental Ink, and Bone Dust.
  • XP reward increased.

Demanding Items of Nulgath

  • Unidentified 13 is no longer a reward option.
  • Gold and XP rewards increased.

Totem of Nulgath (quest)

  • The turn in requirement has been changed to 25 Essence of Nulgath and Taro’s Manslayer.

Void Spartan

  • Now requires 5 Blood Gems of the ArchFiend instead of 15 Diamonds of Nulgath.
  • The random drop rewards have been changed to “Choose One Of”.
  • XP reward increased.

Void Shogun Farming Quest

  • Now requires 7 Blood Gems of the ArchFiend instead of 10 Diamonds of Nulgath.
  • The random drop rewards have been changed to “Choose One Of”.
  • Gold and XP rewards increased.

Enough DOOM for an Archfiend

  • No longer rewards Unidentified 10 or The Secret 1.

Tools For the Job

  • Gold and XP rewards increased.

Reap the Souls

  • Now requires 20 Tainted Gems in addition to the Combat Soulreaper of Nulgath.
  • Rep reward increased.

Tercessuinotlim Updates

  • Incorrect cave paths no longer send the player out of the map.
  • Most monsters no longer aggro the player when they move.
  • Monsters in rooms with NPCs no longer aggro the player upon respawn.
  • Taro, Swindle, and the Twins’ rooms are now directly connected to each other.
  • Taro Blademaster has finished meditating.

Item Changes

  • Balor’s Cruelty drop rate increased.
  • Taro’s Manslayer drop rate increased.
  • Unidentified 19 can now be purchased from Swindle’s Ripoff Emporium for 6 Receipts of Swindle.
  • The Void Warlock weapons now give a 40% damage to all monsters boost.
  • The Void Warlock armor, helmet, and pet now give a 25% damage to all monsters boost.
  • ArchFiend Class...

ArchFiend Class Buff

Additionally, for Nulgath’s birthday this year, the classic Nation class ArchFiend has received a rework! It still retains its identity as an Archfiend of the Nation, now reshaped to better fit its roles as an offensive support and farmer. Now, it’s powerful enough to be an asset in anybody’s inventory. 

In lieu of its hefty performance buff, the class requirements have also been made worthy of its newfound power. If you own the old version of the class, congratulations! It's been replaced by the new version. Otherwise, head to /tercessuinotlim and speak to Oblivion to begin your “Void Promotion,” or purchase it for 2000 ACs. Unlike before, you no longer need to be a Legend to acquire the class.

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January 10, 2022

Vote for your Favorite NPC

Hero's Heart Day poll in progress!

Head north in Battleon and talk to Big Daddy. He has 3 NPC polls for you to vote in to help the developers decide the direction of our Hero's Heart Day event. 

You know NOTHING normal happens in AQWorlds. This isn't going to be your standard, lovey-dovey date-o-rama holiday event! Vote for one male, female, and non-binary and/or non-human* NPC from each pairing below. Tomorrow, the winners from each match will face off.

Then those winners will face off again on Wednesday, until we have our winning trio. Those three NPCs will each appear in this year's Hero's Heart Day event.

* Note: Mi from Darkon's Saga has always identified as non-binary and non-human. So they are doubly-suited for this role.

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January 07, 2022

Double Artist Birthday Week

Log in and celebrate Crulon and Hikari's Birthdays!

This month, we're celebrating the new year and a host of AE team member and guest artist birthdays! We kick off the gift-off with new quests and gear from Crulon and Hikari. The adventures will continue all month long, so gear up and get ready to /SLAY!

Whether you are a fan of light gear, dark, or in between, this week we've got something for you! 

Plus, log in this weekend for…

  • The last change to get 50% more ACs during our 2021 Holiday AdventureCoin bonus
  • Our 2021 Honorable Hero awards have been added to all eligible accounts

Guardian of the Djinn Realm: Dream Palace

Crulon is one of the guardians of the Djinn Realm... and also one of AQWorlds top item artists. He celebrates his real-life birthday this month, and to share in the joy he felt, he’s created a host of new treasures for you! 

  • Find the rare Golden Dream Guardian set in your Featured Gear Shop until February 4th
  • /join dreampalace and battle Gazeroth to collect the pieces of the 0 AC rare Silver Dream Guardian set until February 4th

Real Life Quest: Wish him a happy birthday on Twitter!

More Adventures in the Djinn Realm

Last year, a fabulous palace appeared in the Djinn Realm, as if from someone’s dream. Log in and explore /dreampalace to see what treasures it holds!

Great ready to...

  • /join dreampalace and take down a series of all-new minibosses
  • Continue battling until you their unique weapon drops then quest to level them up into even more mystical versions
  • Create versions of the boss armor sets in Crulon's Dream Palace merge shop

Being a Djinn Guardian, you come across a LOT of mystical chests. Several years ago, Crulon found one locked with three magical seals. Decipher his riddles, locate the monsters, and fight to get the seals you need.

Talk to him in /djinn to begin his quests. Complete his Seal of Approval quest and to collect the pieces of the Serpent Knight gear. Find his Sandsea Enchanter set in his birthday shop or the Featured Gear shop in your game menu.

Meet Hikari the ShadowHunter

This weekend, /join banished and explore until you encounter the dark but generous ShadowSlayer... Hikari! In the real world, Hikari is one of our team artists, creating reward items, monster art, and more for our weekly releases. And this weekend, to celebrate his birthday, he's crafted a host of gear for you to hunt for! 

Great ready to...

  • /join banished and solve his riddles to recover valuable artifacts
  • Complete all-new quests to learn more about him and collect the items to make two new rep sets
  • Battle to earn his Diabolical Witch and Ectomancer armor sets

Real Life Quest: Wish him a happy birthday on Twitter!

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

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has 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 Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.
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January 07, 2022

Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Sets

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

Good or Evil... all heroes will eventually fall under the spell of the ArchFiend. Get Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock all the gear and a character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

Choose Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the Dark ArchFiend Paladin and ArchFiend Paladin armor sets:

  • 2 armors
  • 4 weapons
  • 3 capes
  • 6 helms
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Upgrade bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

40000 AC package rewards:

  • ALL Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • Mythic Item of Donated Awesomeness (redeem for almost any rare item in the game!)
  • 15 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL Nulgath's Dark + ArchFiend Paladin Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

FINAL WEEKEND: Get 50% More ACs

Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any Adventure or Membership package until Monday, January 10th! So if you want to get a gift for that special someone (or yourself) this is a great time to do it! 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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