Design Notes

July 30, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. Arcane Blade of Glory and Shadow Blade of Despair exp boosts fixed.
  2. Artix Wedding Merge shop in /weddingdead has been convinced not to kick players now.
  3. Dual Raider’s Rapiers renamed to Dual Raider’s Cutlasses to match art.
  4. Caladboogly, Caladbolg and all variants now fit in the hand properly.
  5. Frostval Fixes:
    • Frostval In July /battleontown added so that quests which rely on it can be completed.
    • Major Moglin's shop fixed.

Art Fixes:

  1. Tainted Crown and Tainted Crown of Shadow eyes CC now true to colour.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. ShadowWalker/Stalker of Time Clocks are not meant to be held. They are supposed to float with you.
  2. Festive Snow Morph (and Locks) player mouth showing is intentional.  
  3. Arcane/Eternal DC armours knee colour is intentional to cover up the knee join when it peeks out on /rest.
  4. Reshaper Hair showing red at the edge is intentional to match the Reshaper armour.

A special entry for this week!  A new quest has been added at Confrontation.  If you previously did Build Drakath’s Armor (before the badge was added), you can now go back to Confrontation with your Original Drakath Armor in your inventory and just pick up your badge from the new Drakath's Armor quest.  No more waiting for it to be placed by us when you write in!  YAY!

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July 27, 2018

Celebrate Frostval in July in IceStorm

You are cordially invited to the Dragon King's Festival!

For the first time ever, the dragon clans of the Etherstorm Wastes have invited humans and moglins to celebrate the Festival of the Dragon King. But not all humans are eager to share in the event... the Dragon Hunters have been spotted nearby. Help keep the peace (and the baby dragons safe) this weekend!

After you complete this weekend's event, battle the boss for a chance to get the items in our Frosted Assassin weapon series:

  • Frosted Shuriken
  • Frosted Katana
  • Frosted Kunai
  • Frosted Ninjato
  • Frosted Katana + Ninjato

Battle the monsters in this weekend's map to get Burnt Bows and Dragon Scales. Save these up to create the pieces of the Winter Assassin armor set!

To help celebrate, log in this weekend and find:

  • Your favorite Frostval maps are back
  • Seasonal Frostval classes are available again
  • Tinsel's Gift Bag is open
  • Get double XP, Class Points, Gold, and Rep on ALL servers until Monday

Battle through our returning seasonal events!

Frostval is a time of joy, hope, and... defending Lore from all the insane ice monsters that cannot stop attacking it?!?! Log in this weekend to battle through all our winter holiday events and unlock seasonal rewards!

Journey to Frostvale

Once again the Frost Moglins of Frostvale are opening the snow-covered gates of their town to all of Lore as they prepare for the merriest of all of Lore's holidays... Frostval! If this is your first year with AQW then you get to play through all of the previous adventures:

  • Save Frostvale, 
  • Stop the Ice Symbiote infection 
  • Watch a young Empress Gravelyn experience her first Frostval 
  • Fight to survive as Kezeroth and Karok, ice giant brothers from another world, battle to take OURS
  • and get SO MANY presents with the return of Tinsel's Seasonal Frostval Shop

Mars Madness!

But weekend, Mars will be the brightest it's been in a very long time. Get your Moon and Mars cape AND a double server boost until Monday, July 30th. 

Why am I seeing ads when I log in?

These ads (commonly called pre-roll ads) are like the ads you sometimes see on Youtube videos  and will only show once per log in. Until August 6th, there's a chance you'll see an ad for Disney's Christopher Robin movie. Until the end of September, there's a chance you'll see an ad for the Kellog's brand. 

Tags: Alina,
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July 27, 2018

Quibble's Frostval in July Rares

Quibble's Frostval Shop has come early!

Lore’s most well-traveled sales moglin is stopping in to Battleon this weekend to help us celebrate Frostval in July with packs full of the coolest gear of the year (at least.... until December begins)! Check out his merch, then head to this weekend's event.


The shop includes:

  • Frostfang Rider Quibble Bank pet
  • Frostval Envoy armor set
  • Festive Snowman armor set
  • Frosty Chinchilla pet

Wait... Who (or what?) is Quibble Coinbiter?

Not exactly sure who Quibble Coinbiter is, or how he gets all that gear? Neither are we!

But here's what he said last time I asked:

How do I get never-before-seen used items? Well, that's a trade secret. But just between us, I have a deal with a time travel fairy who brings me these things… even though they have not been built yet! They might show up later in the game or might be Rares that are never seen again

Tags: Alina,
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July 24, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. Necrotic Caster's Skull Pet has decided what type of pet it is.
  2. Shadow Assassin's Puppeteer cape exp bonus fixed.
  3. Baby Shadow (dragon pet) renamed to Tiny Shadow Dragon.  A Shadow Dragon already existed so it couldn’t just be that.
  4. From the Stargazer Shop: Stargazer’s C-2000 single and dual versions added. StarGazer's Dual Blades were misnamed.
  5. Thunderfang map lets you back into /nothing once again.
  6. Dwarfhold remake fixes:
    • Forge Metal shop now opens right shop.
    • No longer locked out of Upper Dwarfhold if you lose your key.
    • Arrow pointing to the new room in Dwarfhold added.
    • Mick Guyver will let you get more Thermite if you lose yours.

Art Fixes:

  1. Dark Void Monk and Void Monk of Nulgath have finally realized they are completely different items.
  2. Bladed Daggers of Souls hilt colour fixed.
  3. Lionfang Pet no longer all up in ya bidness.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Cunning Fox Tail stays on when standing still and running, which are the only ones we can really fix for, so stays as is.
  2. Runed Shadow Wings rune is where they have to go due to character model limitations.
  3. Solar Protector Wings is a perspective thing.  This is they way the artist intended them.
  4. Deadly Assassin's Locks and Horned Assassin's Locks are different. One is CC, one is not.
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July 20, 2018

Return to Dwarfhold

Dwarfhold Revitalization Update

We’re polishing more than just gemstones in the Dwarfhold Mountains this weekend! Log in and fight to free the miners enslaved by Chaos DragonLord Vath as we update the 3rd Lord of Chaos story zones to better guide new heroes to victory! 


  • Rebalanced monsters and quests
  • The 2009 Dwarfhold War returns permanently
  • New level 85 version of the war boss for high-level heroes

2009's Dwarf War Returns!

Almost 10 years ago, when we were first releasing the Dwarfhold storyline, the Dwarves of Dwarfhold Mountain declared war against the Drow! Dwarfhold Mountains belongs to the Dwarves, and it was your mission to do everything in your power to see that their home was returned. We've returned the war in a static (no war meter) form. Starting tonight, talk to Snowbeard to begin taking down Chaos Draconians and Drow, then head to fight  Vath's most trusted general, D'wain Jonsen the King Scorpion Lord. 

Snowbeard's War Shop offers:

  • Dwarf Warrior Armor
  • Red Dwarf Warrior Armor
  • Scorpion Spear 

If you're an experienced (or very confident) hero, try taking on the level 85 version of D'wain Jonsen! 

Bido's Birthday Bounty

Log in tonight at and /join djinnguard to get your gauntlets on Bido's birthday bounty. You can farm for the staves, greatswords, and katanas. The daggers are available for AdventureCoins. Happy birthday, !


Tags: Alina,
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July 20, 2018

Infernal Flame Guardian Set

Now Available in Twilly's Treasure Chest!

Twilly's got treasure for you: the all-new Infernal Flame Guardian! Farm for Treasure Chests as you fight through the game, then open them with his Treasure Chest Keys for a chance to get the gear inside. 

Treasure Chests?

If you have found a Treasure Chest on a monster, you will need a Magic Treasure Chest Key to open it! If you need a key, Twilly is selling some for 200 ACs. If you have everything you need, just click Open My Chest, complete the quest and see what you got!

Member Perk: Upgrade your account with any membership to get 2 free Treasure Chest Keys a month! Complete Twiilly's quest on or after the 1st of every month to get your free keys, but don't forget to come back or you'll miss out!

Open a Treasure Chest for a chance to get 1 of...

  • 43 armors
  • 48 weapons
  • 60 helms
  • 8 capes
  • or 3 house items (including the Altar of Caladbolg)

More Gear + Updates Coming Soon

Later on this Summer, we'll be more new armor sets, so keep those chests and keys handy! We'll also be redistributing the Treasure Chest gear by season to give you a better chance to get the items you're after.

Important notes and the upcoming change:

  • None of the currently-available Treasure Chest gear will go rare 
  • Some items will always be available when you open Twilly's Treasure Chest
  • A preview shop will be added so you can see what is available
Tags: Alina,
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July 19, 2018

Player Support Review, Twitter, and More

We’re Here to Help!

Hello, everyone! Nythera here. You may know me as the Half-Dragon Void Mage in AQWorlds and DragonFable, but I am also the Support & Community Lead for Artix Entertainment. I have some important and exciting announcements!


Contact Us With Account Issues

My team and I understand that players change and grow over time, and deserve another chance. If you have a disabled, banned or permanently muted account in any of our games, please contact us. We’ll be happy to review your case again to see if we can reopen your account and/or remove the mute.

There may be some cases where an account needs to remain permanently disabled, banned or muted, but we won’t know that until you reach out to us.

Our rules haven’t changed - we still don’t allow account sharing, selling, botting or other violations, but we believe in redemption and second chances whenever possible.

Check Out Our New Help Pages

Earlier this year, we released our new help pages! Check them out at www.support.artix.com to get helpful articles and answers on common game, account, and technical issues.

If you have account, payment, or technical issues, you can submit a ticket to send us a message at www.artix.com/contact.

We’re always working on making our Help Pages better, and would love to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think by tweeting to us at @ArtixSupport.

Support Now Available On Twitter

How is that for a segue, right?! We now offer Twitter support via direct messages. You can send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter at @ArtixSupport during our regular business hours.

Helpful Twitter Tips

  • Artix Support is available on Twitter Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM EST.*

  • In your message, make sure to include:

    • The game you need help with

    • Your account name

    • Other information that will help us locate your account (like your email address)

    • A summary of your issue**

  • Please be patient! We are a small team and all Twitter DMs are answered by a real, live human (not a bot). We will get to your message as soon as possible. ***

  • Please only send one Twitter DM. Each time you DM us, it pushes your request further down in our queue.

  • If your issue is complex, requires sensitive information, or we have more questions, you may be asked to submit a ticket to www.artix.com/contact.

  • Want to just say hi? Feel free to message us @ArtixSupport (instead of sending a DM). We check our Twitter account every day and will see your post. We wish we could respond to everyone, but our top priority is helping our players resolve issues.

*Twitter support is not available during weekends. It rattles the bones of our skeleton crew.

**We have had players message us saying ‘I want to recover my account!’ We can’t read minds, at least not yet!

***Please note - it can take up to 3 business days for us to respond to your email or Twitter message, but we usually get to most messages the same day or the next business day.

Community Projects In Progress

We also have several other projects in the works to help you and your fellow players, answer questions, and fix issues!

  • Official Discord Community servers for our games and projects

  • A Support Community site to help you ask questions, get answers faster, and give feedback

  • A much-needed update for our BattleOn Forums

We are always looking into more ways to communicate with our players and make things better, faster, and easier. You are our number one priority and we are here to help with any questions or issues that come up. Thank you so much and BATTLE ON!

Tags: Alina,
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July 16, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. T-Shirt descriptions updated.  Now with 100% more cheese.
  2. Turrets in /hyperium timer has been extended.
  3. Typos!  Save me from the typos!

Art Fixes:

  1. Guardian Prime has removed the gloves.
  2. Necrotic Caster Locks Morph now has art.
  3. Draconic Oracle Morph no longer sky gazing.
  4. Male Obsidian Blademaster eye/glove CC issue fixed.
  5. Vampirate Armor female now has a fawncy collar too.
  6. Oblivion of Revontheus female set to match male.  (Sorry ladies! It was actually the female which was broke, not the male)
  7. Obsidian Legion Vampire boots remain black when running now.
  8. Void Draconian Head covers player head fully now.
  9. Monster BladeMaster Armor arm adjusted to better fit weapons.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Eternity Blade clicking - You have to click on the gem, not just anywhere on the blade.  It does require 2 clicks to change from blue to black.
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July 13, 2018

Shrade is back for VENGEANCE

Join us for the final Friday the 13th event of 2018!

The rumors… the myths… the legends are true. Shrade the Slayer is REAL, and he is hunting down every hero and moglin who visited Camp Gonnagetcha earlier this year.  This weekend, join Aurelio Voltaire, Mort, and Swaggy on their life-or-undeath fight to survive the spooky cabin in the woods where they’re hiding from Shrade.


Race with Aurelio Voltaire in Deady's Undead Hearse towards refuge: a super-spooky, not-at-all ominous cabin in the woods. Help other campers secure the cabin, escape Shrade, and last til dawn in this year's final Friday the 13th event

After you complete tonight's event, talk to Bobby (one of your fellow targets) and complete his quest to farm for new gear:

  • Survivor Swaggy pet (member-only)
  • Necrotic Caster's Skull pet
  • Scythe of Screams
  • Sword of Screams

Take on tonight's event boss to farm for the Necrotic Caster armor set from AQW community guest artist, Rare, and take on the ULTRA BOSS to farm for Shrade's armor and helm!

Tags: Alina,
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July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Rare Gear

Event Rare Gear... from Guest Artist, Rare!

Find the deadly Assassin of Shadows set in your Featured Gear Shop until August 3rd and terrify your enemies… and friends! 


The Assassin's Puppeteer cape gives you 20% more XP when you equip it, while the Assassin's Puppeteer and Blade cape gives you 20% more Class Points when you equip it.

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Sepulchure's Rise Chapter 1 Finale

Battle Lynaria's Light in the Plane of Darkness!

Log in this weekend for the Chapter 1 finale of the Sepulchure's Rise origin story! After fighting to save the woman you love...

After DYING to save the woman you love... 

King Alteon rewards you, his most loyal friend and knight, with exile, and a new name... Sepulchure. Take the battle against King Alteon's betrayal into a land where you're guaranteed to be stronger: the Plane of Darkness. Head to /alteonfight to begin tonight's adventure!

Chapter 1 Saga Finale Reward: Fiend of Light

Complete tonight's storyline in /darkplane, then talk to Lynaria to unlock her quest for the gear. Each of the pieces of the Fiend of Light set is 0 AC for permanent, free storage!

The Saga Continues This Fall...

Chapter 1 of the Sepulchure's Rise Saga told the story of how Sir Valen the PureHeart battled Dethrix Drakath, the Monster King, to save the Healer Lynaria and become Sepulchure the DoomKnight. This Fall, we'll return to the story with Chapter 2, covering the creation of ShadowFall, Lynaria's quest to save Sepulchure, and the birth of Gravelyn, future Empress of the ShadowScythe!

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Unlock the Doomed Monster Lord Set

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Starting this Friday, July 6th, at 6 PM EST, unlock the Doomed Monster Lord + Golden Monster Lord sets when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package. Plus, get up to 40% more bonus AdventureCoins with select AC packages until July 31st, 2018! 

12000 ACs or 12 month membership: Doomed Monster Lord Tier (All 17 items!)

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! 

  • 2 Armors: Doomed and Golden Monster Lord armors
  • 5 helms, 6 capes, 4 axes
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

Unlock the Golden Monster Lord armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

2000 AC, 5000 AC, 3 and 6 month memberships: Golden Monster Lord Tier

  • Golden Monster Lord armor
  • 2 helms, 3 cape, 2 weapons
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

The Monster Lord bonus gear leaves August 3rd, 2018!

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

We always like to give you more than you expect! Each month, when you purchase any upgrade package (either AdventureCoins or membership) 5 heroes will have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Get up to 40% more FREE ACs

Get up to 40% more AdventureCoins for Free!

We're celebrating our Summer of Evil with a great AdventureCoin Bonus! Get up to 40% more AdventureCoins when you buy select AC packs until July 31st.

From now until Tuesday, July 31st, get up to 40% more AdventureCoins with each AC package. On July 31st, the AdventureCoin bonus amounts change, so now is the best chance to get the most free ACs!

  • 12,000 AC 16,800 ACs (best offer - 40% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 6,500 ACs 
  • 2,000 AC 2,300 ACs 
  • 900 AC 950 ACs 

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on Amazon.com, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

Tags: Alina,
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July 05, 2018

July 2018 Event Calendar

Frostval, Friday the 13th, and New Featured Gear!

The Summer of Evil continues this month with the Sepulchure's Rise, Chapter 1 finale, our final Friday the 13th event of the year, and then - to help you stay cool while the releases heat up -we're celebrating the first-ever Frostval in July in the DragonLands! 

July 4: Fireworks in Battleon + seasonal Independence Day weapons return

July 6: Sepulchure's Rise Chapter 1 finale + Summer AC bonus + Monster Lord upgrade bonus

July 13:  Friday the 13th + Rares Shop

July 20:  Dwarfhold Revitalization + Dwarf War returns + New Treasure Chest gear

July 27:  Frostval in July: The DragonLands + Limited Time Set

Tags: Alina,
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July 03, 2018

Patch Notes Extras! - Screenshots!

Screenshots 101
It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words.  This is usually true.  But are those a thousand good words, or swear words is the question.  So today, let’s go over how to give the best possible screenshots for your bug reports!

The first thing we need you to know is we aren’t going to hack your computer to look at your screenshots. If the “link” you send us begins with C:\\ or file:\\, this is not a URL we can look at, it is the file location on your computer.  Once you have taken your screenshot, we need you to upload the picture to a public hosting site so we can see it.

What do we mean by public hosting site?  A website where the picture can be viewed without requiring us to download anything, or to have an account.  We highly recommend Imgur and LightShot.  

What other sites can you use?  A lot of people like to use Twitter and Facebook.  Both of these platforms have what can be serious drawbacks.  Twitter pics tend to be too small to be able to see fine details on.  And too many times, Facebook pics are behind a lock and we cannot see them.  If you do plan to use either of these, please try to get a good quality shot and set it for public viewing.

What makes a good quality shot?  First of all, don’t crop it so tight we cannot tell what it was supposed to be of.  It’s best if you just go ahead and screenshot the entire screen, and use circles or arrows or even stickers to point to the spot you want us to look at.  This is especially true when you are reporting about things on a map.  Too tightly cropped and we can’t tell what room you are in.  

Can you recommend a really good screenshot tool?  Absolutely.  My personal favourite is ShareX. You can get it here:  https://getsharex.com/
ShareX allows you to take the screenshot, edit it and upload all in one easy to use window. It’s free, customizable and can be set to upload to a variety of sites.  

Another really good tool is LightShot.
You can get it here:  https://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html
LightShot is easy to use and allows you to edit and upload directly to prntscr.com. 

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July 03, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. The Gender Swapped Gravelyn armor was added to the Champion of Light badge shop.
  2. “Punk Shadowfall” quest fixed.  Gravelyn no longer absolutely refusing to be slimed.
  3. Cutscene replay buttons in Chaosbeast and Falcontower fixed.

Art Fixes:

  1. Dragon of Light female chest has been fixed.
  2. Sepulchure’s hand on the surfboard repositioned.
  3. SoulWeaver (female) and variants have had the arm reattached to the body.
  4. DoomKnight Naval Commander fixes:
    • Female arm reattached.
    • Coat tails lengthened.
    • Male face shadow bleached.
    • Gloves on both male and female now red, and the holes patched.
  5. Doctor What (female) waist no longer looks like a magic trick gone wrong.
  6. Rampage BladeMaster (male) pants recoloured.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Guardian of Light helms:
    • Scarf cutting into shoulder - is because of how layering works
    • The beads floating - this is why there are two variants of the helm.
    • The facial hair is the way the artist sent it, so it was intentional.
  2. World Sealer glows are intentional.
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