Design Notes

August 31, 2016

Get up to 50% More Free AdventureCoins!

Back to School AdventureCoin Bonus Happening Now!

Get up to 50% more free AdventureCoins when you buy a 12000 AdventureCoin package from September 1st through 5th during our Back to School AdventureCoin Bonus ! (That is 6000 more free ACs!) With the end of the Throne of Darkness Saga, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Aranx's Birthday coming, this is the perfect time to stock up!

Get up to 50% more free AdventureCoins when you buy any AC package PLUS unlock the exclusive September Upgrade Bonus Gear!

Buy the following AdventureCoin packages to get:

  • 12000 AC package:  6000 bonus AdventureCoins (best deal!)
  • 5000 AC package: 2000 bonus AdventureCoins 
  • 2000 AC package: 500 bonus AdventureCoins 
  • 900 AC package: 100 bonus AdventureCoins

September 9th UPDATE: The Back to School AC Bonus ended on September 5th. AdventureCoin packages purchased after September 5th received the normal amount of ACs.

Tags: Alina,

August 31, 2016

September Upgrade Bonus Gear

Unlock the September Upgrade Bonus Gear with Select Packages!

Starting this Friday, September 2nd, at 6 PM EST, buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock your exclusive September upgrade bonus items! These packages replace the Shadowstrike Warriors August bonus gear.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: 21 items + Boosts

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the following gear with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • 2 armors: Royal Raider and Dark Seas Commander
  • 8 helms
  • 2 weapons
  • 4 capes 
  • 4 weapons
  • 1 pet
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: 10 items + Boosts

  • 1 Armor: Royal Raider
  • 4 Helms
  • 1 Cape
  • 2 Weapons
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Royal Raiders character page badge, so you can show all your friends who REALLY owns the seven seas! The September bonus gear goes rare September 30th (when 8th upholder begins), so get it while it is still here!

8th Upholder Begins Soon!

Almost 8 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Every October after that, we hold the Upholder promotion - anyone upgrading their account during that period (or whose membership ends after November 1st of that year) becomes an Upholder... making them one of our most Legendary supporters. 

8th Upholder begins October 1st, 2016. If your membership ends on or AFTER November 1st, 2016, then you are ALREADY an automatic 8th Upholder. If you are NOT an Upholder and you don't want to take the chance on missing it, then GOOD NEWS! You can upgrade now with a 3, 6, or 12 month membership and instantly become an 8th Upholder. You'll automatically unlock all the Upholder perks on October 1st!

* You can see what time it is on the server clock in your options menu)

** Upholder badge color not final

Tags: Alina,

August 31, 2016

This Weekend: Draco*Con 2016

An undead dragon convention?! Hope to see you there!

Join Zorbak this weekend for the start of a new tradition: Draco*Con 2016! Con checklist: baby dracoliches, undead warriors, and Zorbak’s newest, most nefarious plot yet to rule (or destroy?!) the world!

Whaaaat? I thought it was DRAGON*CON?!

You thought right! Every year, some of our team members attend Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia! This year, Artix, Cysero, Dage the Evil, and Stryche will be attending... But we know that not all of YOU can come, too... so Zorbak offered to hold Draco*Con while they were away!

A new band was formed JUST for Draco*Con... called DragonROARS! (If you love heavy metal and/or are familiar with the band DragonForce, you will LOVE the track Ghost made for this release... inspired by some of their music! You can listen to our track here!)

UPDATE: Zorbak Interferes with Dragon*Con?!

Now, we know Zorbak likes to make trouble... but seriously! With Tropical Storm Hermine bearing down on the secret underground lab... it's like he can't leave well enough alone. It's not enough that he gets his OWN convention, he has to make sure that Artix, Cysero, Dage, Zazul, and Stryche have to battle to get to THEIRS!

The team has left early to beat the storm and arrive at Dragon*Con safely... if YOU are in the area affected by Tropical Storm Hermine (or Hurricane Madeline over near Hawaii) please stay safe and warm and dry! 

Tags: Alina,

August 29, 2016

Dragon*Con Starts This Friday

Join us at our Panel Saturday at 2:30 PM!

CON STARTS THIS WEEK!!! This is one of my favorite AE traditions. I have been going to DragonCon for years and getting to meet up there with some of our most diehard fans is always a great experience. We've have had people come from England and even as far away as New Zealand just to attend our now legendary DragonCon panels! 

AQ3D Cysero Artix Dragoncon


  • WHEN: Saturday, September 3rd, 2:30-3:30 PM

  • WHERE: Westin Hotel, Ballrooms E-G

This year, it will be Artix, Dage, Stryche and me and we will be talking about AQ3D. We will be giving secret info and spoilers about what we're working on and what we have planned for the game, and giving away a few Closed Beta keys that will work for either the Steam or Android versions of the game! 

There will be no fan table again this year, but we'll be running around the con so don't be afraid to say hi and give us a high five in the hallway. A LOT of the famous people at con will sign something for you if you pay them, but lucky for YOU we're NOT FAMOUS AT ALL! All you have to do is give us a marker. We will sign ANYTHING. I mean that. Artix and I signed a dude's neckback in 2011.


Quite a few people don't know what DRAGONCON is so we should probably cover that first.

Since 1987 people have been coming to Atlanta, Georgia (roughly 8 hours drive from The Secret Underground Lab) for DragonCon which has become one of the largest Sci-Fi, Fantasy conventions in the world. They say that they get about 40,000-45,000 people every year but it's closer to 65,000 or 70,000 and every year, it keeps growing.

AQ3D DragonCon FloorThis is the floor of just ONE of the SEVEN hotels that make up DragonCon and this is just at midnight on opening night! 

There is so much to see that it can actually short out your brain. it happened to me on my first year. When I got back my friends asked me how it was and I actually needed a few days to process all that I had seen and done, heard and tasted, battled and escaped from before I could talk to them about it.

There are panels about everything from making your own functional steampunk R2-D2, to meet-and-greets with some of the biggest names in TVs, Movies, Gaming and Books. There are thousands of people dressed up as their favorite characters, movie marathons, a sea of tables for table top games like Dungeons and Dragons, card games like Pokémon, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh, board games like Risk, Settlers of Catan and King of Tokyo. There are several WAREHOUSE sized rooms stocked to the gills with Attack On Titan Jackets and titan skinsuits, Lightsabers, Steampunk Goggles, Nerdy T-shirts, Comic Books, Video Games, Card Games, Board Games and other types of game, Art and anything else you can imagine for sale. There are nightly raves, Firefly themed shindigs, vampire masquerade balls and a constant stream of Concerts featuring people like Voltaire, I Fight Dragons, and One-Eyed Doll... and, of course, our own Artix Entertainment Fan Panel.

AQ3D Dalek
Sure, sometimes you have to share an elevator with a dalek, but we're all here for fun.  

We are a small company with a small but loyal fan base who keep showing up no matter how awful the panel was the year before. In fact, they keep giving us bigger rooms and better time-slots every single year.

At the panel we get to meet and hang out with some of our biggest fans, we talk about what is coming up, have a question and answer session, and Artix usually shows some movies that he's made over the past year. In the past we've had some amazing panels including a fight between Artix, Chairman Platinum and Sepulchure himself fighting surrounded by screaming AE fans cheering Artix on. A few people even stepped in front of our friendly paladin to protect him from the DoomKnight. The people running the room were AMAZED by how excited our players got compared to the other panels on the Gaming and MMO tracks. We even have special guests! Voltaire has shown up and even played a few songs in a surprise concert for his AE fans before.

AQ3D Cysero VOltaireVoltaire and I posing for a few player photo requests. 

And Oh yeah... can't forget about the Artix Panel Item! Every year we come up with some ideas for a special item for people who made the long trek out to visit us. It's traditionally been an AQW item but with so much AQ3D hype we might have a vote during the panel about AQW vs. AQ3D! 

AQ3D signed a dude's neckFound the pic!

NOTE: WE DO NOT RUN DRAGONCON! AE has nothing to do with the set-up or funding of the convention. We just attend like everyone else. It's an institution in Atlanta and has been held there for the last quarter century so asking us to have it in YOUR hometown next year is impossible on every level. This is also the closest, biggest convention that we can get to. We would LOVE to come to the convention in your town or in your country but we simply can't afford to travel that far.

If this is your first Con, then you should carefully read...

Cysero's Con Survival Guide! (revised 2016 edition)

DragonCon starts NEXT WEEKEND and, as has become tradition, I am imparting my knowledge and experience to you all. This year I've decided to break it down into ESSENTIAL items for survival and another area for GOOD IDEA items! This is Cysero's Con Survival Guide '16!

---------------------------------- ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL ITEMS! ----------------------------------

  • A Large Bag.

    You're going to to be carrying a LOT of stuff around with you and picking up a lot of stuff as you con so a large bag is necessary. And when I say bag I DO NOT mean a large plastic grocery bag. I mean a sturdy courier bag or backpack. I will be bringing my N7 Canvas courier bag, hardened for con survival.

AQ3D Cysero's trusy N7 Con BagMy trusty canvas N7 con bag!

  • A Towel.

    Your hotel room will probably come equipped with these but I always prefer to bring a large, beach-sized towel with me wherever I go. Hitchikers listed most of the uses, but for a more practical example: I have fallen asleep in the hallways of more than one convention hotel and it's always nice to have a towel for a blanket or pillow.
  • Bottle Of Water.

    You may not starve but you might dehydrate. The floor can get HOT with that many people and Atlanta is not a cool place this time of year. Also good for waking up wierdos who are sleeping in the hallways of your hotel under beach towels. I speak from experience. Note: There are plenty of free places to fill up your bottle in the hallways of the various Con hotels.
  • Smartphone or Tablet + Charger (Backup Battery Pack is AWESOMELY HANDY).

    This one has become a given because who doesn't carry around their phone now? You can show us how well AQ3D runs on your Android phone or tablet and get the DragonCon App that has maps and schedules! Con gives out paper schedules and you might want a hard-copy verion for novelty or because you're a hispter or Luddite, but you'll lose it.

    Everyone has something to charge now so finding an open power outlet can be a real challenge but just like you never know when you will get to eat, the same goes for your phone. Finding a free place to plug in is hard but carrying a backup power pack for your phone is SO easy. 
  • Good Walking Shoes.

    Trust me. Even if you're just going for one day... good shoes. 

---------------------------------- GOOD IDEA ITEMS! ----------------------------------

AQ3D DragonCon Weapon ShopYou never know what you'll run into at con. Be prepared.

  • Extra Strength Energy Shots.

    You know, those little bottles of energy booster that they sell everywhere. These things are not great for you, but caffeine and sugar have no effect on MY metabolism unless delivered in MASSIVE doses and you might be built the same way. Con goes day and night, all weekend long. And it's a holiday weekend. I consider them a necessity during Con. We can sleep when we're dead. 
  • Energy Bars.

    Meals come unpredictably during con and staying alive can be hard. You never know when you'll be stuck at a table-top gaming session that lasts 14 hours straight... and if you leave the brutal GM will just kill you.
  • Multi-Vitamins.

    There are thousands of people from all over the world at con and many of them have brought strange, exotic diseases with them. All these diseases mingle together and become some sort of super-flu affectionately called "Con Rot" that WILL infect you. Keeping your body's defenses up during con severely reduces the time and number of limbs you will lose to the Con Rot after you leave the convention.
  • Hand Sanitizer.

    See above.
  • Cash (Well Hidden).

    As you explore the convention you WILL encounter some stuff you NEED to own. Swords, pithy shirts, novels, William Shattner selling autographs... and there is a 50% chance that the thing you want to buy, you can't buy with plastic. If you plan on falling asleep in a hall somewhere, be sure that your cash is in your sock or in the secret pocket in your boxers, or cloak... you don't want to wake up broke.

AQ3D Dragoncon Merch RomDragonCon Merch Room Map

  • A Good Friend.

    The buddy system is always a good idea. That's why I usually bring Alces. He's my best friend and I've known him since middle school. He's part Dr. Gonzo, part Chief Medical Officer and part Tech Support. If you have a friend who has been before and can show you around the ever changing paths of the convention, bonus.

  • Glow Sticks or a Dance Party App.

    In 2010 Alces and I accidentally found ourselves in a mobile rave. One guy was wearing the sound system and power supply on his back and his two friends were each wearing giant speakers converted into backpacks. The party never stopped moving. Alces and I took a chance, caught a cab, went to an all night market and bought $44 worth of glowsticks to give to share with our fellow mobile partiers. We were gone about 4 minutes, but when we returned to the street corner, they had moved on. We spent the next hour following the sound of those booming speakers until we caught up. If on'y we'd had the glow sticks on us.

  • A Zorbak Plushy.

    It's the ultimate ice-breaker. "Can I get a picture of you holding this guy, please?" "Sure... what is he?". 

AQ3D TekaiThat time Zorbak met George Tekai at DragonCon!

  • An Umbrella or Poncho.
  • In 2011 the Venture Brothers panel line was long enough that it went outside the hotel and Alces and I found ourselves in the middle of a rain storm. With all of the weather coming from Tropical Storm Isaac headed toward Atlanta just in time for con. I suggest packing weather protection. A poncho will fit in your bag but an unmbrella makes you look swanky if you rock it right.

  • Duct Tape (DUCK TAPE).

    This is just something you should have all the time anyway, BUT there are a LOT of people in a LOT of costumes and things start falling apart on day one. A well timed piece of duct tape can make you a lot of friends very quickly.

That should be, more or less, everything that you need to pack. Other options include: clean clothes, costumes, things you want autographed, video camera, your Battleon Battle Card deck (teach a stranger how to play!), a map of the con (some of us like getting lost), a pair of scissors (for a lock of Kevin Sorbo's hair while he's passed out in a fountain somewhere), a sketchbook (for ideas), a steampunk R2 unit, 8 channel programmable remote control, Sonic Screwdriver, or grappling hook... just cause.

You Guys Are Coming With Me!

It always seems that we have a TON of fans at our panel but they represent a tiny fraction of you guys and we really do which you could ALL be there. I'm going to try really hard to keep a contact stream of Twitter, Facebook and Vine spam coming your way so you can come with me and live DragonCon through my eyes (camera).

Here is a link to my Twitter.
Here is a link to my Facebook.
Here is a link to my Vine. 
Here is a link to my Instagram.

Artix, Dage, Stryche and I will be hopping in the car early on NEXT Thursday morning, so be packed and ready to ride to Atlanta with us!

Tags: Alina,

August 26, 2016

This Friday: Shatter the Castle of Glass

The Tower of Mirrors Chapter Concludes this Weekend!

Scarletta the Sorceress' chapter of the Throne of Darkness Saga concludes this Friday with the Castle of Glass! If you haven't played through her terrible, twisted, and surprisingly-surprising tale, now's the time! Start her story when you /join hedgemaze

Also releasing:

  • Scarletta's Class variant
  • Tana's Mirror set
  • MORE gear in the BioBeasts radioactive bundle package

Scarlet Sorceress Class Writeup

The last Throne of Darkness Class is here, Scarlet Sorceress, the Blood Mage! AoE mage Class that revolves around heavy sustain of your HP and Mana to cast your skills!

How to get this Class:  

  • Drops from the boss monster in /towerofmirrors
  • 2k AC’s in the Class Shop in /Battleon

Feel the power through your veins!

Heya guys, it’s Sync. I like to thank Arklen for going through the development of this Class with me. He did awesome on the animations and icons. As well as finding the proper coding to make this Class possible, very complex and unique and definitely in it’s own category. Scarlet Sorceress a Troll Spellsmith variant, focusing on AoE heavy sustaining tactics. This Class that excels in crucial focus on your Blood Count and Mana count. This Class is all about sustaining, one mistake in your rotations will be your doom. This Class has a VERY high skill cap, granting pro players and PvPers something new and something to be proud of. This Class is good for farming mediocre monsters with excellent sustain and strong reliable damage.

Scarlet Sorceress Skill Breakdown!

Mana Regeneration: Scarlet Sorceress’s mana regen is like your normal caster. Gaining mana by doing damage, more on crits, this is relative to your HP total. More simple way of understanding, more health more mana.

Stats: This Class is a Caster, focusing on your Intellect stat will grant you the best results, more Spell Power to have more damage, and heal more as well.

Auto Attack: Blood Lust 

2.3 Second Cooldown 

You thirst for blood forces you to constantly seek it. Your weapon is imbued with scarlet sorcery and drains blood with each strike. The magic weakens your weapon's effectiveness causing it to deal 40% damage but heals you with each strike. The heal is increased as your health dwindles and your thirst for blood gets greater.

This is a very unique Auto Attack, you deal significantly less damage than other Classes, but you heal on hit. As your health lowers, your healing with each strike will get stronger. This helps with sustaining on really low HP.

Rank 1: Sanguine Pulse

10 Second Cooldown

Lowers your blood count to emit a wave of blood dealing Moderate Damage up to 3 enemies. Regains some of your your spilled blood a couple of moments after casting, made stronger by stacks of Crimson Ritual. Also applies Decay, Cannot Heal to your foes for 6 seconds. (Costs 10% of Max Health)

This is one of your damaging/sustaining skills. Costs 10% of your max health but after a few moments it regens your spilled blood back, with stacks of Crimson Ritual, you will exceed the cost of this skill as you stack it up. 

Rank 2: Mirroring Arcane

25 Mana, 8 Second Cooldown

Blasts adaptive magic energy hitting up to 3 targets, dealing Escalating Weapon Damage. Applies Hypothermia, lowering their haste for 6 seconds. Saps their haste, applying Hyperthermia, increasing yours by 20% for 6 seconds. This effect is buffed by Crimson Ritual. Has a 40% chance of stunning enemies for 3 seconds.

This is one of the two skills that cost mana, solid aoe dealing more damage with each bounce, excels fight high amount of enemies. The starts off very low, but it increases drastically with stacks of Crimson Ritual, as well as your damage. Sapping their haste is what makes this skill valuable, lowering the cooldowns of your other skills as well.

Rank 3: Malevolence 

35 Mana, 15 Second Cooldown

Absorbs all life force around you, preparing a massive attack. Applies Wrath of the Blood Mage on the user and up to 3 hostile targets, Heals you while mirroring some of the healing on to your enemies. After a few moments, unleashes Cataclysmic Spell Damage to all your foes while mirroring some of the damage back on yourself. Can't Miss but can't Crit.

This is your last resort spell. Focusing on the mirror aspect of the class and the sheer rage of the beauty taken from, heals you but mirrors some of the healing on to the enemies, after a short moment deals heavy damage but mirrors some of the damage back on you. This ties with Sanguine Pulse, having the ability to negate their healing while they become engulfed in your rage.

Rank 4: Bad Blood & Curse of the Beautiful

Increases Damage Output by 12% & Increases Healing by 25% but lowers your Endurance by 10%

Simple increasing your overall damage and healing done, making you deal more, and sustain more. Lowering your Endurance ties in with Scarletta and her curse, slightly lowering your Endurance will lower the costs of your skills comparing to having that 10% Endurance back.

Rank 5: Crimson Ritual

5 Second Cooldown

Lowers your blood count to empower yourself, granting you new awaken abilities. Applies Vermilion Pact, increasing your Healing by 20%, Arcane Pact, increasing your Spell Damage by 50%, and Mirroring Pact, increasing your Damage Resistance by 10%. All pacts last for 18 seconds and stack to 5. (Costs 10% of Max Health)

Very similar to troll Spellsmith Weakness Sigil. Instead of healing you, this skill costs health. All Pacts are crucial to the Class’s kit, increasing your overall damage, Healing, and Damage Resistance to deal more, tank more, and heal more. 

Rank 10: Titanic Bloodline

Once in a great while, you tap the full potential of your powerful blood and greatly increase your damage output, damage resistance and haste for a short time.

Same as Blood Titan’s Rank 10, low chance to proc off autos. This activation makes you overall stronger in damage, speed, and defense.


I recommend  Wizard and Healer enchants for this Class. Wizard giving you solid more Intellect which sources to both healing and damage with gives you best results. Wild card of Healer focusing more on Endurance more than Wizard enchant, giving you more tankiness in HP while still focusing on your Spell Power.

Wizard: Gives the raw number in Spell Power you need to deal more and heal more, slight chance of luck increasing your secondary stats won’t hurt at all.

Healer: Focuses more on a tanky Spell Power build, giving you more Endurance to absorb more hits to focus on stacking, then coming out stronger over time.

Overall Summary

In conclusion, this isn’t a spammable Class. You need hard focus on sustaining your recourses to maximize your damage output and survivability. Use Sanguine Pulse whenever it’s up to have a stronger mana regen as well as stronger sustain, healing you every time you use it. Pair this with Malevolence to increase your healing further, and negate their ability to heal from this ability as well. Malevolence also heals as a leech so fighting more numbers will improve your regen. Mirroring Arcane is very crucial to your kit when landed, granting you a much needed Haste buff to lower your Cooldowns. Crimson Ritual needs to be stacked often and stayed stacked, if you lost your stacks in a fight, there’s a high chance you’ll die. Finding the right rotations within your skills will make you the best Blood Mage but be careful, one false move and you can be out of life that easily. 
Prolly my favorite variant thus far, very unique kit and was extremely fun to make. Let me know your thoughts on this Class. :)

Tags: Alina,

August 25, 2016

Dungeon Punks

BREAKING NEWS! Artix publishes a new video game :D

Hiya guys, Artix here. My long time friends at Hyper Awesome Entertainment created a tag team brawler video game called Dungeon Punks. Maybe you saw us streaming last week while we were all sitting on the couch trying out the game. We instantly fell in love with its old-school arcade gameplay -- which reminded us of our favorite games, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dungeons & Dragons, and my personal mega-favorite, Golden Axe. It is fun… and when I saw the laser shooting unicorn mounts I LOL’d. Check out the game for yourself.

Throne of Darkness Trailer

AdventureQuest Worlds BONUS! “Were-Warlock”

Starting right now, when you buy Dungeon Punks on our page using Humble Bundle, you also get the exclusive Were-Warlock armor in AdventureQuest Worlds. This armor was inspired by the Were-Witch, one of the playable heroes in Dungeon Punks.

Throne of Darkness Trailer

What does it mean to “Publish a game?”

Good question! You know when you load a console game and it has a few different game company logos on the front? They represent all of the people/studios who do different parts for the game. As long as you have known us, we have always done both the developing and publishing of our games. But we did not make this one. I know, at first glance from the art it looks like we did. Which is exactly why we were their first pick to be the publisher… which really means promoter when you get right down to it. Hyper Awesome Entertainment is made up of the guys who worked on Shadowtale back in the day. We have actually done a lot of things together and built up a lot of trust over the past 10+ years. Which is why I am proud to help spread word about their game and find it happy players.

Also, if this game does well there is a chance we could work together with Hyper Awesome on a game project in the AQWorlds or Dragon Fable universe. O_O Check out Dungeon Punks and see its game trailer at . The game is normally $15, but we are running a 10% launch discount until the end of the month.

Tags: Alina,

August 20, 2016

August 2016 Limited Quantity Sets

Limited Quantity Packages: Get'em While They're Here!

Head to our Limited Quantity Package page NOW! the race is on for the ultimate in rare gear! Log in for a chance to get one of a limited number of gear packages, including Dage’s Glacial Commander andNulgath’s VoidRider sets!

This weekend, all of the limited quantity sets that did not sell out the first time 'round will become available again! Once their quantity reaches 0, they will never become available again... which means, they become instant status symbols for you rare hunters. Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! 

Unlock the CryptKeeper Vault and get ALL 25 items!

Price: 4000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1002
Restock quantity: 110

  • Ancient CryptKeeper Armor
  • Arcane CryptKeeper Armor
  • Abyssal CryptKeeper Armor
  • 13 helms
  • 4 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • and unique Book of Lore AND character page badges

Ancient CryptKeeper

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 504
Restock quantity: 48

  • Ancient CryptKeeper Armor
  • CryptKeeper Plague Doctor Helm 
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Locks Helm
  • CryptKeeper Skull Helm
  • CryptKeeper Braids and Collar Helm
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Helm
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Hawk Helm
  • Plasmatic Dagger and Tome Daggers
  • Ecto Dragon Cape
  • Ecto Minions Cape
  • Reversed Plasmatic Daggerand unique Book of Lore AND character page badges

Nulgath’s Void Rider Armor 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 838
Restock quantity: 75

Includes motorcycle mount armor. gives 15% more Class Points when equipped.

Dage's Glacial Commander Armor Set (AdventureCoin gear)

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 526
Restock quantity: 35

  • Armor 
  • 6 helms
  • 1 cape 
  • 1 weapon.

Ice Realm Portal House 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1039
Restock quantity: 130

Package includes in-game house.

Shatterglass Weapon Pack (For all players)

Price: 25,000 gold
Initial stock: 5080
Restock quantity: 490

Package includes 3 weapons and a 0 AC pet

Bright Fortress House 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1348
Restock quantity: 85

Package includes an in-game house.

Dage’s DreadSpace Set 

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 962
Restock quantity: 150

  • Armor 
  • helms 
  • and weapons. 

Items give additional XP and Class Points when equipped. 

Data Elemental Pet and Weapon (Available for all players)

Price: 50,000 gold
Initial stock: 15,000
Restock quantity: 1600

Package includes a 0 AC pet and axe for all players, plus a member-only battle pet 

Dage's Crimson Knight Set

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1083
Restock quantity: 75

  • Crimson Knight and Shield Armor
  • Crimson Knight Armor
  • Helms
  • Cape
  • Blade and Lance weapons

Ice Fortress House and Daily Quest

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 575
Restock quantity: 50

  • Ice Fortress house comes with the Frozen Treasure Chest house item with Daily Quest
  • Quest will reward 1500 gold and XP, plus either an exclusive weapon, boost, or potion

Sheng Long Guardian

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1087
Restock quantity: 175

ShadowScythe Flying Gryphon Armor

Price: 1500 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 2032
Restock quantity: 275

Note: Shadowscythe Walking Gryphon Rider armor not included


Dread Gryphon Rider Armors

Name: Dread Leopard Flying Gryphon armor
Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1654
Restock quantity: 150

Name: Dread Leopard Gryphon Rider
Price: 150,000 gold (current and past Members only)
Initial stock: 5118
Restock quantity: 580

Bright Flying Gryphon Rider 

Price: 1500 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 2644
Restock quantity: 250

What are Limited Quantity Packages?

A Limited Quantity Package* is a group of items sold together which has a set quantity. Once the gear has sold out, that's it. The total number of packages is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 packages left on the web page counter, that's what we've got left in stock. These items are non-refundable, so once you click the "confirm purchase" button, that set is yours to keep!

How Do They Work?

Excellent question! Starting this Friday, August 26th, at 11 AM server time, the intial stock of our Limited Quantity Packages will be released again. Once they are, you'll need to:

  1. Head to the Limited Quantity Package page
  2. Select the package you want to buy
  3. Confirm your purchase
  4. Log into your AQWorlds account
  5. Open your Book of Lore and go to the Achievements tab
  6. Look under the "Other Badges"section
  7. Find the Package Badge and open the shop to get your gear!

Limited Quantity Package Restock Schedule

Package quantities partially restock throughout the weekend to give everyone a chance to get the gear they want, no matter what timezone or country they live in.

Restock times:

  • 3:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 7:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 11:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 3:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 7:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 11:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 3:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 7:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 11:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 3:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 7:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 11:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 3:00 PM Sunday, 8/28
  • 7:00 PM Sunday, 8/28
All times listed are for Eastern U.S. time zone.  That's the same as server time. You can find a timezone converter here so you know exactly when the restocks are in your part of the world!

Limited Quantity Package Badges

We haven't always offered character page badges with our limited quantity packages, but after the successes of the last two LQS's... we are going to offer badges with ALL of the packages listed above! That means if you bought one of the above packages originally, you will also get a character page badge automatically!

Isn't this gear rare, though?

Good question! Limited Quantity Sets aren't considered "rare" until they've sold out. (These aren't limite time packages, they are limited quantity packages!) Once they do sell out, then they will never become available again!
Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Gjappy's Goodbye Letter

It’s my Birthday... and time to go!

Greetings and blessings to you, adventurer in any world of Lore! My name is Gjappy, known as the human angel and AE archangel of Hope. former lead tester of AQ3D… etc. etc. Today is my birthday, and as this birthday is going to be a very special birthday, I’m celebrating it with you in AQWorlds in /join gparty! You will be able to find my NPC and birthday shop there and celebrate, too!

I have been working for AE as volunteer for 5 years and gained a lot of experience in managing teams, community work, testing and unofficial player support/Q&A. But the time has come for me to move on. I have spent so much time these last few years focusing on helping Artix Entertainment grow, but now real life is calling, and I must go.

A Message from Artix, Alina, and the AE Team

Goodbye, Gjappy, and best of luck as you soar into a future filled with successes! With so much energy, enthusiasm, and a drive to help others, we know you will go far!

Click here to read the rest of Gjappy's letter.

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

T-Shirt and TWO New Prints at HeroMart

Unlock 2 HeroPoints with each item you buy!

Whether you’re helping us test AQ3D in the closed beta right now, battle in our other games, or fought alongside us in the past... the AQ3D t-shirt gives you a way to display your love of Lore, dragons, and looking AWESOME! Order your T-Shirt now at!

Stryche and his HeroMart elves have stealthily released TWO new prints at - the Dragons Collage and the Adventurer's Campfire! Each print comes with TWO HeroPoints to spend in Stryche's HeroMart merge shop inside AdventureQuest Worlds!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Dark and Deadly Gear is HERE!

The Dark Sorceress and Birthday Gear Coming Soon!

Log in this weekend for a wicked selection of dark and bright, good and evil limited time rare gear!

ALL of this weekend's gear will leave on September 2nd along with the Shadowstrike Warriors August upgrade bonus gear!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Tower of Mirrors... Revealed

The Throne of Darkness Saga continues NOW!

Your quest: log in this weekend as we return to the Throne of Darkness Saga! Will YOU discover the secret locked inside the Scarletta the Sorceress’ Tower of Mirrors?!

ALL of the reward gear (including the Mirror Knight set) in this week's release drops from monsters in the map, but we cannot show you the boss drop OR tell you its name or you will get spoilered. Happy hunting!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Changes to HeroMart + HeroPoints

Read on for more information on HeroMart Changes!

Please see the post here for the latest information on HeroMart and HeroPoints! 

Tags: Aethai,

August 15, 2016

What lies behind the mirrors?

The Tower of Mirrors Bonus Story begins on August 26th!

Scarletta the Sorceress' Tower of Mirrors holds many, MANY secrets behind. But no one has asked how Scarletta gained her formidable powers and ability to enchant those mirrors. Next weekend, discover how Scarletta became the sorceress she is today!

Tags: Alina,

August 12, 2016

MEGA BioBeasts Update: 1.5.1 is LIVE

What is BioBeasts?!

BioBeasts is a new game for Android and iOS where you take control of powerful mutant beasts and battle through waves of robots, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses. Claw, bite, blast, and mutate your way to freedom while freeing new beasts with unique powers! Unlock and upgrade Mutations to customize your beasts, and craft your own strategy! 

BioBeasts 1.5.0 Escape! Mutate! Destroy!

BioBeasts Version 1.5.0 is NOW LIVE!

We just launched a MASSIVE UPDATE that adds loads of exciting new player requested features and fixes. Download BioBeasts 1.5.0 on your Android or iOS device now:

Get BioBeasts NOW on Android and iOS!

BioBeasts_App_Store_Google  BB_App_Store_IOS

New Stuff in BioBeasts 1.5.0:

  • 22 NEW Mutations to collect!
  • Customize the look of each beast with new Skins Mutations
  • Overhauled Mutation Lab -- view all Mutations in one easy to use list
  • NEW Mutation Crate system -- you can now unlock and upgrade Mutations totally free just by playing
  • Mutation Equip Slots -- you can now start with mutations)
  • Loads of interface improvements
  • New Nuclear Bundle for sale in the Shop

The Nuclear Bundle Includes

  • Exclusive Radioactive Hazard Skin
  • Nuclear Crate
  • 10,000 BioBits
  • Prize code to redeem for bonus items in EpicDuel and AdventureQuest Worlds.

Need help redeeming your Prize Code? We've got you covered with this handy guide: 

Guide: How to Redeem Your Nuclear Bundle Prize Code


Introducing Batteries!

Coming to BioBeasts 1.5.0 are Batteries. Plink needs 10 Batteries to warp in a Mutation-filled Crate to help power up your beasts! Batteries are earned after completing each wave with a bonus battery for defeating the final boss, meaning it's possible to earn enough Batteries for a Crate on any Normal, Hard, or Insane run.


The Mutation Lab

Inside the Mutation Lab you can put those Batteries to good use! Use them to warp in new Crates filled with Battle Mutations, Beast Mutations, and Beast Skins!

After Plink warps in a Crate, it must be unlocked before opening. You can bypass this process with BioBits. Plink will also bring you a free crate every 8 hours. This gives you a great reason to check back on BioBeasts, even if you don't have time to play a few waves!


Mutation Crates

Each Crate is guaranteed to contain some kind of loot. However, not all Crates are created equally. Iron and Steel Crates, being the most basic, hold the fewest Mutations. Occasionally, Plink will get lucky and warp in a more luxurious crate like a Nuclear or Quantum Crate, which are guaranteed to contain Rare Mutations! Below is the breakdown of what you can expect from each type of Crate. 

Iron Crate Only seen in the Tutorial of the game, this Crate has the same capacity as the Steel Crate with 8 Mutations inside, but the unlocking process is very fast.
Free Crate Plink will find you a new Free Crate every 8 hours. Free Crates contain 15 Mutations.
Steel Crate This most common Crate yields 8 Mutations.
Reinforced Crate 15 Mutations, including at least 1 Rare.
Elite Crate 30 Mutations, including at least 3 Rare.
Nuclear Crate 70 Mutations, including 7 Rare and 1 Ultra.
Quantum Crate 250 Mutations, including 25 Rare, 5 Ultra, and 1 Epic.


New Beast Skins!

BioBeasts 1.5.0 launches with 10 new beast skins! These Skin Mutations can be unlocked from our new Mutation Crates, and there will be plenty more to come after the launch: 

If you haven't tried BioBeasts yet, you can download the app here:

Download for Android
Download for iOS

Thank you!

Once again thank you for joining us along this creative journey! We couldn't have done this with out your support! We plan to always add new and interesting things to read here on our dev blog. Remember to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for latest updates!

Tags: Alina,

August 12, 2016

World Champions Limited Time Gear

Celebrate Champions Around the World!

Having a goal is important in life, whether it's to win a Gold Medal in a sports competition or to get that shiny gear before the shop leaves! To celebrate the competitive spirit and working hard to achieve your dreams, we're opening the Lorelympics Shop this weekend!

In the August Rares Shop, you'll find:

  • Sports-themed weapons
  • Legion, Nulgath, and Seraphic opening ceremony armors
  • PvP Medals
  • Lorelympics Flame Mace
  • Chakrams of the Champions
  • And OVER 100 Country Pride capes to help you show your team spirit*

The gear will be available in the August Rares Shop until September 2nd.

* We got a lot of requests for new country pride flags... with Reens out, we were down a person. We are still creating a few more of the new country scarves... but they will come soon!

Tags: Alina,

August 12, 2016

Return to the Throne of Darkness Saga

Reflect Upon (and Survive) Scarletta the Sorceress' Tale!

Fight to survive Scarletta the Sorceress’ Enchanted Mirror Maze… and the Shattered Knights that guard it! If you DO make your way to the end of the maze... she's got a surprise waiting!

  • Battle through an enchanted hedgemaze
  • Survive the Mirrored Knights
  • Take on the beasts of the maze

Normally, we have a couple monster drops, with most of the release rewards in a merge shop. This week, we're trying something new to see what you guys prefer.

ALL of this week's story release rewards in the /shatterglass map will drop from the zone monsters... so prepare to battle for the gear you want!

Note: the armor set pictured above releases next week. This week, you'll find its reflection dropping off monsters in the hedgemaze!

Tags: Alina,

August 10, 2016

NEW at HeroMart: AQ3D T-Shirt

Get Your AQ3D Logo T-Shirt now at Heromart!

Whether you’re battling through AdventureQuest 3D, questing through our other games, or adventured alongside us in the past... the AQ3D t-shirt gives you a way to display your love of Lore, dragons, and looking AWESOME!

Unlock Exclusive Rewards in AQ3D and AQWorlds!

You’ll get more rewards than just looking like a Hero, though! All AQ3D Logo T-Shirts bought come with 4  HeroPoints, an in-game currency which lets you unlock exclusive gear inside our games!

Get 4 HeroPoints to spend in AQWorlds, AQ3D, DragonFable, and EpicDuel PLUS the Hero's Wrap of Honor and early accesss to AQ3D!

Note: AQ3D Logo T-Shirts purchased before 2021 received the Hero's Wrap of Honor + early access to the game testing. HeroPoints were not available in AQ3D at that time. 

Tags: Alina,

August 08, 2016

Monday News Blast

Get ready... set... GO! NEWS FEED!

Hello and happy Monday night, heroes! After bowing out of Friday's release due to illness (man, I hate doing disappearing on Fridays, but thank you all for the well-wishes!), I am back and full of good tidings to share!

Get Your Two FREE HeroPoints!

Help Stryche celebrate the grand opening of the in-game HeroMart location by completing his quest for two FREE HeroPoints! Once you've gotten yours, you can spend them in his in-game merge shop. 

His quest is one-time only, but you can always get more HeroPoints when you buy merch from! Currently, the only item that comes with HeroPoints is the new AQ3D shirt, but more HeroMart products will have them in the future!

Note: if you bought any HeroMart merchandise in the past, please make sure you check the inbox of the email that was used for the order, as you (or your parent) got an email with a code for exclusive, free HeroPoints! You can redeem those AND do Stryche's in-game quest for the two free points!)

DragonSlayer General Class Buff

MORE good news! The Class designers and balancers, plus Artix and I, watched your feedback and requests all weekend long! By the end of the day Saturday, the designers were already brainstorming on how to improve the class!

In the interest of not releasing a too-overpowered class, the designers created a class that had room for improvement. We always want to listen to your feedback to make the classes what YOU want them to be and now, with the changes made today, it will be.

Those changes are coming (or may already be live O_O), and you can see the full list here!

After speaking with Arklen, the head of our class design and testing team, we are also going to shoot for bringing back the "member preview for new classes" perk in the future to help get MORE feedback before it releases to all players.

Recent unplanned class "nerfs" and other changes 

Players have reported changes to several classes (like Abyssal Angel), saying they are doing less damage than before. Adjustments to rebalance those classes rolled out slightly early - on the new server, those are actually BUFFS, but with the current server, people are experiencing lower damage levels.

Other recent class changes:

  • Archfiend now has better mana regain, consistent healing and improved damage. 
  • Arachnomancer got a small buff to its survival and we are looking into its DoT damage for when the server rewrite goes live. 
  • Alpha Pirate was doing spell damage while being mainly a weapon damage class so we adjusted it to do only weapon damage, which gave it a nice damage boost.

The other classes on the "to rebalance" list will be adjusted after the server rewrite, since the effect is too dramatic to release on the current live servers.

Speaking of the server rewrite...

Good news! The server rewrite itself is done BUT Yorumi estimates he has maybe a week left of client-side bug fixes. (Unless something goes unexpectedly awry... which CAN happen *eyes the server hamsters*)

These are primarily small-but-important fixes like:

  • Chat mutes not working
  • PVP Amulets not equipping
  • Facebook link button does nothing

He has been making steady progress on those 20+ bugs fixed last week alone! (Thanks, testers and player-testers!!)

For everyone asking about the PTR Sir Ver Bank Pet... you'll need 150 Quest Mission Sprockets to create your very own PTR reward! You can get these by doing ANY of the quests on the PTR Testing servers. 

Make sure you report any bugs you find on the Bug Tracker!

Valencia and the Hunt for the Sanguine Garnet Change

Valencia and her adventure in Darkovia have disappeared temporarily while we relocate it. Expect to see that adventure reappear later this month, based out of the Museum in Battleon town!

Tags: Aethai,

August 04, 2016

This Friday: ShadowStrike Warriors

Unlock the August upgrade bonus gear with select packages!

Starting this Friday, August 5th, at 6 PM EST, buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock your exclusive August upgrade bonus items! These packages replace the Falcon Commander Julu bonus gear.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: 15 items + Boosts

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the following gear with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • 3 armors: General, Champion, and Guard
  • 4 helms
  • 4 weapons
  • 2 capes 
  • 2 pets 
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: 7 items + Boosts

  • 1 Armor: ShadowStrike Champion
  • 2 Helms
  • 1 Cape
  • 2 Weapons
  • 1 Pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the ShadowStrike Warriors character page badge, so you can show all your friends that the portals to the Mirror Realms (yes, there are more than one) are under your protection and control! The August bonus gear goes rare September 2nd, so get it while it is still here!

* You can see what time it is on the server clock in your options menu)

Tags: Alina,

August 04, 2016

Coming Soon: The Tower of Mirrors

The Throne of Darkness Continues with Scarletta the Sorceress' Tale!

Scarletta the Sorceress is powerful. Beautiful. And DEADLY. soon, battle through her twisted mirror maze! Until then, reflect upon this: beauty is truth; truth beauty... or is it?

Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2016

Tonight: Elemental Dracolich WAR

This weekend, Desolich returns to attack Battleon!

Desoloth the Final - the Prime Elemental Dragon - was slain, then brought back to life by Drakath. Now he is Desolich the Final, and he hungers for vengeance! This weekend, he brings the powers of Fire. Water. Earth. Wind… and an army of undead dragons to attack OUR home! 

But the choice is yours -- will you fight to save our world… or help the dracoliches conquer it? 

  • Battle elemental dracoliches or dragonslayers to raise the war meter and help your side reach 100% first!
  • Unlock the war mini-boss at 75% on the war meter!
  • Unlock the boss fight at 100% on the war meter, then defeat the boss to unlock a story cutscene!

War Rewards

HUGE thanks to Axeros, who made a TON of rewards for the Dragon Defenders' side!

And you Dragon Slayers, you'll love Memet's flame dragon sets (this is an armor she made back in 2014, but which never released... and this week is the PERFECT time to do it!) You will ALSO be able to farm for (or buy with 2000 AdventureCoins)

Get the class skills writeup here!

This weekend, you'll find the following gear available:

  • War Rares Shop - in your game menu
  • Dracolich War Merge - slay dracoliches OR dragonslayers to get gear from this
  • Dragon Defender War Chest - merge shop unlocks at 25% on the war meter
  • Deagon Slayer War Chest - merge shop unlocks at 25% on the war meter

The Elemental Dracomancer and the NEW DragonSlayer General Class will also be available this weekend! Talk to Galanoth in /dragontown to find the rep* and AC versions of the DragonSlayer General Pyrik has the rep and AC versions of the Elemental Dracomancer class!

War Winners Will Change the World

Each side is fighting for a prize BEYOND just gear and victory...

If the Dragon SLAYERS win the war: Any weapon with a bonus against dragons will get permanently stronger.

If the Dragon DEFENDERS win the war: ALL dragon monsters in the game will get more powerful.

Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2016

July Gear Leaves Friday

Last chance to unlock the July upgrade bonus gear!

Until this Friday at 6PM EST, buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock the exclusive July upgrade bonus items! This is your LAST chance to get the Falcon Commander gear before it is replaced by the ShadowStrike Warriors August bonus.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: 12 items + Boosts

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the following gear with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • 2 armors
  • 2 helms
  • 2 weapons
  • 4 capes 
  • 2 pets 
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: 6 items + Boosts

  • 1 Armor
  • 1 Helm
  • 2 Capes
  • 1 Staff
  • 1 Pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Falcon Commander character page badge, so you can show all your friends that YOU are the master of time and space! The June bonus gear goes rare July 1st, so get it while it is still here!

* You can see what time it is on the server clock in your options menu)

Additional gear leaving Friday

  • Fiendish DoomKnight 
  • July Rares shop
Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2016

Do YOU Want to Help Crush Bugs?

The AQW Bug Hunters are looking for more help!

Greetings once again from The Asylum!  Stratos, Captain Supreme of the Elite Skyguard Forces and Holder of Cem’s Leash & Cemaros, Bug Tracker Lead *bites Stratos on the leg* here.

New Hunt for Bug Testers Starts Now

We have (good?) news!The AQW Bug Hunters are looking for a few good squishers! We will be taking applications starting NOW and ending August 14, 2016.

Why is this (good?) news?

It means we get to acquire new patients …uhh …  hire new Bug Hunters of course!

Okay, we already know you people are nuts...  

What do we need to do now?

That’s the easy part!  Just submit your application to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your character name
  • Your real name
  • Your registered email address
  • Your Twitter and/or Facebook name
  • Why you think you would be a good Bug Hunter

Well that’s easy.  What skills do I need then?

That’s pretty easy too.  You need to be infinitely curious.  You need to have excellent reading and communication skills.  You need to be able to follow instructions. Oh yeah, and you have to be 18.  

Yep.  That’s it.  The rest we will train you on. 

So! If you’re brave or crazy enough, send us an application and let’s find out if we agree!***

***We cannot reply to every application.  If you do not get an email, sadly it means you were not chosen.  But please try again next time!

***You can also read here for the Non-Crazy requirements:

Tags: Alina,
AdventureQuest 3D HeroMart 2024Calendar Voltaire Album : The Black Labyrinth
AdventureQuest Worlds
Get AdventureCoins! Earn AdventureCoins
Character Lookup
Search Character Page
Artix Web Games
DragonFable MechQuest EpicDuel OverSoul AdventureQuest
Artix Mobile Games
BattleGems BattleGems
BioBeasts BioBeasts
Dragons Dragons
Undead Assault Undead Assault