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October 11, 2019

11th Anniversary Rare Gear is Here

Quibble Coinbiter + the Golden Collection Chest

It's AQWorlds Golden Anniversary (the 11th Anniversary celebrated on October 11th), so we're celebrating with an all-new, incredibly bright holiday event rare collection chest!Talk to Quibble in Battleon to check out his shop full of 11th Anniversary rare items. And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Golden Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares, plus the Lord of Order Class, 2 houses, and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)!

All of this year's Quibble's 11th Anniversary items will be available individually from his shop in Battleon until the event leaves November 4th, or you can unlock all 45+ items from the Cursed Collection Chest.

  • Bright Champion Quibble Pet (with shop for the full Prime Chamion of Order set)
  • Ascended and Unchained VoidCaster armor sets (color-customizable)
  • Lord of Order Class and armor set
  • Bright Warlord of Nulgath armor set
  • Legion Lycan armor set
  • Shadow-Wrapped Sepulchure Pet and Cape
  • Darkovian and Lightovian Lycan Castle Houses + house items
  • and more!

The Legion Lycan armor set is also available in the Undead Legion Merge Shop for Legion Tokens. (The Legion Lycan Scythe is available exclusively for Legion Tokens.)

The Ascended OverFiend Blade of Nulgath (weapon and cape), plus the Bright Warlord of Nulgath Polearm and Ascended VoidCaster's Morph are also available in Nulgath's Diamond Merge Shop. (The Ascended VoidCaster Morph helm is available exclusively for Diamonds.)

Golden Collection Chest: Unlock all 45+ items

Rare collectors, take note! The Golden Collection Chest will be available for 10,000 ACs and contains ALL of Quibble Coinbiter's 11th Anniversary shop items (over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)

Golden Collection Chest pet: 10,000 ACs

  • Bright Champion Quibble Pet (with shop for the full Prime Chamion of Order set)
  • Ascended and Unchained VoidCaster armor sets (color-customizable)
  • Lord of Order Class and armor set
  • Bright Warlord of Nulgath armor set
  • Legion Lycan armor set
  • Shadow-Wrapped Sepulchure Pet and Cape
  • Darkovian and Lightovian Lycan Castle Houses + house items
  • Shadow-Wrapped Sepulchure Pet w/ quest for exclusive character page badge and house items

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's event rare items will be available individually from Quibble's shop in Battleon until the event leaves in early November.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Golden Collection Chest, Bright Champion Quibble Pet, and ShadowW-Wrapped Sepulchure pets cannot be sold.
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October 11, 2019

11th Birthday Mirror Realm Event

Battle to save Lycan Queen Safiria

For the AQWorlds Golden Anniversary (the 11th Anniversary celebrated on October 11th) this year, we've returned to the fan-favorite zone, the Mirror Realm! Where everything you know is reversed.* Log in this weekend and battle through the Shadow Void. Your goal: to find the trapped Lycan Queen Safiria, who was imprisoned by the Queen of Monsters during the last Mirror Realm birthday event. With Vampire Queen Safiria back in OUR world, the Lycan Queen must be returned to stabilize the realms.

* At this point, it's tradition to do a Mirror Realm birthday event every couple of years.

Mirror Realm Rewards

All-new farmable rewards are headed your way this weekend as we launch our 11th Anniversary story event in the Mirror Realm! Battle through the story and take down the bosses to unlock these bright (and dark) rewards! These items and the maps are permanently available.

Golden Birthday Hero Badge

Unlock the Golden Birthday Hero character page badge by logging in any time until November 1st, 2019!** We're celebrating our 11th anniversary all month long with free gifts, shiny rewards and new stories. Thank you for being a part of this special event. We couldn't make our games without your love and support.

Anniversary Gift: AdventureCoins and Slots

Last Friday, we started giving out the first of our 11th anniversary gifts: 500 Free AdventureCoins to all our active heroes!* Log in and you'll find your ACs added directly to your account. That means we are giving away over 190,000,000 free AdventureCoins!

Plus, this weekend you'll be able to unlock your FREE inventory, bank, and house inventory spaces!**

  • 10 free Item Inventory spaces, 10 free Bank spaces, and 10 free House Inventory spaces
  • The max number of buyable slots available will increase to: 260 Item Inventory spaces, 310 Bank spaces, 135 House Inventory spaces

* Note: accounts must have logged in within the last 3 months to get the free spaces.
** Note 2: the Golden Hero character page badge and free slots will be awarded on your first login of the day. If you logged into AQWorlds before the release tonight, you will receive your slots the next time you log in, starting tomorrow.

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October 11, 2019

Lord Of Order Class

Log in to find our 11th Anniversary Class!

Happy birthday AQW! The class team has ironed out the new birthday class, Lord of Order. As the Mirror Realm counterpart to Chaos Lords, Lords of Order buff multiple allies with stat increases and a modest heal, but also have an additional unique trick-- the ability to INVERT enemy damage using their final skill!

How to Unlock the Class

Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon this weekend to find his 11th Anniversary Shop with the class and armor set. You can also get the class in the Golden Collection Chest. If you’d like to farm the class, its farming quests will be released early next week. (This week's release was SO HUGE, we did not have time to add in the farming quests. Since we said the class would release today, though, we've added it into Quibble's Shop/Chest.)

Mana Regeneration

Lords of Order gain mana from all hits landed in combat, and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to *their own* HP total.

Strike of Order
Attack with an enchanted weapon, dealing damage based on both attack and spell power.
Type: Physical/Magical
MP: 0 
Cooldown 2 seconds

Harmony
Heighten the inner peace within you and up to 5 allies, strengthening the foundations of your combat style. Applies Empowerment to all targets, increasing Strength, Intellect, Endurance, Dexterity, Wisdom, and Luck by 20% for 10 seconds. 
Type: Physical/Magical
MP: 20
Cooldown: 8 seconds                

Ordinance
Purge corruption from yourself and up to 5 allies, healing everyone for a small amount. You return to battle with new strength-- applies Resurgence, which increases all outgoing damage and reduces all incoming damage by 30% for 12 seconds.
Type: Magical
MP: 20
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Axiom
Cast a veil of magic that greatly heightens the focus of yourself and up to 5 allies. Applies Clarity, which increases haste by 30%, and hit chance and critical hit damage by 40% for all targets for 8 seconds.               
Type: Magical
MP: 20
Cooldown: 8 seconds 

Blessing of Order
Bestow the unrestrained power of order onto your enemy. Applies Quixotic for 4 seconds, causing enemy attacks to heal instead of dealing damage, and Stability for 25 seconds, which prevents Quixotic from applying. Also applies one stack of Order for 15 seconds, which decreases enemy outgoing damage by 8% and stacks to 5.
Type: Magical
MP: 30
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Passives

Servitude: Increases Haste by 20%
Resilience: Decreases incoming physical and magical damage by 15%
Oath of Order: Starting at rank 1, all attacks result in critical hits and can never miss.

Class Design and Use

This class was designed with the primary goal of supporting allies in mind, similar to classes like Bard and StoneCrusher. Its most notable buff is a +30% haste boost for the entire party, something only StoneCrusher could previously do. Lord of Order can also be used in conjunction with existing support classes with minimal buff overlap, as few classes provide group hit chance and critical hit damage buffs. When combined with classes that have high critical hit modifiers or classes that boost critical hit chance, the results can be devastating.

Additionally, this class occupies a sparsely-populated niche in PvP as an anti-dodge tank-- because its auto attack and final skill always result in critical hits that cannot miss, it ignores dodge boosts from classes like Great Thief, Chrono Assassin, Horc Evader, and the rare Blademaster series. When the aura Quixotic is applied to an enemy from the final skill, all their outgoing damage will heal enemies for four seconds-- when combined with its haste boost and low-cooldown heal, this class can outsustain many classes that fail to deal significant damage or carelessly use their strongest skills while affected by Quixotic (hint: in a group PvP where combat is ALREADY chaotic, your enemies may not realize you applied Quixotic until it’s too late). One drawback to Lord of Order in 1v1 is its mana sustainability, so stock up on mana potions if you’d like to increase your chances of winning!

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October 07, 2019

Event Rares Leave Tonight

Last Chance for TLaPD, Friday the 13th, and Dage x Faith Event Rares

LAST CHANCE! Our Talk Like a Pirate Day x Friday the 13th events, Cursed Collection Chest, and the Dage x Faith wedding shop leave tonight. You have only a few hours left to pick up the event rares before they're gone for good. 

Quibble Coinbiter leaves Battleon in just a few hours, along with his Cursed Collection Chest, containing over 150 rare holiday items!

The Cursed Collection Chest is available for 10,000 ACs and contains ALL of Quibble Coinbiter's 2019 Friday the 13th x Talk Like a Pirate Day rare items (over 44,000 ACs worth of gear). This magic chest comes from the very depths of the dark sea, and has over 150+ items from all of Quibble's rare sets.

Cursed Collection Chest pet: 10,000 ACs

  • 8 Naval Commander armor sets
  • 3 Pirate Captain armor sets
  • Crimson Captain + Crewmember set
  • 100+ accessories and weapons 
  • 3 pets with quests for additional accessories
  • 2 Bank pets: Abyssal and Pyroclastic Quibble pets
  • Unlucky Parrot of DOOM Pet w/ quest for exclusive character page badge

This is a BOATLOAD of loot, but for you collectors (and would-be denizens of the sea) out there, the Cursed Collection treasure chest will overflow! 

Wedding Rares Shop

  • Formal Dark Caster armor + accessories
  • Dage X Faith Wedding Outfit + accessories
  • Dage x Faith Cake Pet (member gold + AC variants)
  • Sapphire Eternal Flame
  • Underworld Eternal Flame
  • Paragon Ringbearer Pet (with Legion Farming Quests)
  • Bouquet of Faith
  • Formal Paragon Cane
  • Formal Battle Cane

Undead Legion Merge Shop

  • Legion Wedding Outfit + accessories
  • Teal Eternal Flame
  • Legion Eternal Flame
  • Paragon's Gift Pet
  • Smilin' Dage Wedding Helm
  • Formal Paragon Cane
  • Formal Battle Cane

Sayn's Birthday Blade Now Available!

AQ3D tester, musician, artist, sodium chloride-lover... Sayn is all of these things and more. Including one year older! To celebrate his real-life level up, he's crafted a new weapon just for you - the Malthael. Battle the Legion Lich Lord in /frozenlair for a chance to get his seasonal rare blade!

Malthael is the Celestial Knight in charge of the gate between the Celestial Realm and the Infernal Realm. In his weapon form it is told that he is able to break any spell thrown at him and send it flying back with double the force.

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October 04, 2019

Our Seasonal Mogloween Events are Back

Tricks, Treats, and Sweet Rewards are Back for Halloween!

Log in this weekend and return to the haunted town of MystCroft as all our seasonal Mogloween zones, bosses, and rewards return, plus the littlest Cauldron Sister, Bubble, needs your help! Complete her quests to get more candy before her older sisters Toil and Trouble find out, and you'll unlock the Candied Costumes Merge Shop.

Candied Catastrophe:  Bubble (the cat) went on a candy binge and ate ALL of the ingredients Toil and Trouble saved for this year’s new treat, the super-delicious Candy Batch Deluxe. If they find out, Bubble’s going to be turned into an animatronic, and I’ll have to help. Robots are the CREEPIEST things out there. Even worse than that Necromancer wannabe, Sally. 

Candied Costume Merge Shop

For helping Bubble (the Girl), you'll be able to pick up a cauldron full of new Mogloween costumes! Just keep completing quests to earn Bubble (the Cat)'s favorite candy, and she’ll let you choose your prizes.

Complete quests to earn the pieces of our newest seasonal sets:

  • Super Scion Ninja

  • Force Guardian

  • Flesh Ripper

  • Fairy Tale Wanderer

Getting a Head(less) Start on Halloween!

If you haven't joined us for this event before, Mogloween is the fall seasonal event where you Trick or BEAT your way through the spookiest, creepiest releases we've put out over the last ten years

Returning Mogloween zones this year:

  • /mogloweengrave
  • /pie
  • /candyshop
  • /candycorn
  • /cask
  • /crusher
  • /cruxshadows
  • /cruxship
  • /cruxvip
  • /franken
  • /mummies
  • /mogloween
  • /MystcroftForest
  • /necronaut
  • /poehub
  • /ultrafranken
  • /voltabolt
  • /wyvern

Check out our Mogloween Event Guide to see all the maps, bosses, and quests waiting for you: Mogloween Guide

Spookiest Gear of the Year Returns Friday!

Find the Cauldron sisters, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble, when you /join mogloween and help them play their tricks to save Mogloween... and all the delicious treats that come with it! You'll also have a chance to unlock some of our most awesomely spooky (and most popular gear) of the year, plus new farmable rewards including the 0 AC Shadow Jester set shown below!

Talk Like a Pirate Day Rares leave Monday!

This is your last weekend to pick up any of Quibble Coinbiter's 2018 Talk Like a Pirate Day items, including the Pirate King Treasure Chest. They will leave Monday, October 7th, so get them while you still can!

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October 04, 2019

Your First 11th Anniversary Gift

Log in to get 500 Free AdventureCoins!

Next Friday, we return to the Mirror Realm in AdventureQuest Worlds' 11th birthday/anniversary celebration. But THIS weekend, we're giving out the first of our 11th anniversary gifts: 500 Free AdventureCoins to all our active heroes!* Log in and you'll find your ACs added directly to your account. That means we are giving away over 190,000,000 free AdventureCoins starting today!

Join us this week for:

  • 500 free AdventureCoins (accounts must have logged in within the last 3 months and be level 10+)

Join us next week for:

  • 10 free Item Inventory spaces
  • 10 free Bank spaces
  • 10 free House Inventory spaces

Note: accounts must have logged in within the last 3 months to get the free spaces.
Note the II: The max number of bag slots will be increased by 10, to make sure everyone is able to use their free gift.

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October 03, 2019

UpgradeBonusShadowFlameDragonMage

Upgrade to unlock new exclusive gear sets!

To control the darkness and the flame, you must become one with them. Let their power fuel yours as a ShadowFlame DragonMage! Unlock all 25+ items in the ShadowFlame DragonMage armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

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 the ShadowFlame DragonMage pack to unlock all 25+ pieces of the set, including: 

  • ShadowFlame DragonMage (emerald green)
  • Enchanged DragonMage (color customizable)
  • 4 helms
  • 8 capes, including the DragonMage Guardian cape shown above
  • 12 weapons
  • ShadowFlame Orb pet (with a quest for a house item)
  • Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the ShadowFlame DragonMage bonus set on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the ShadowFlame DragonMage 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 the ShadowFlame DragonMage gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

Upgrade to unlock your choice of exclusive bonuses

When you buy any AC or membership pack worth $10 USD or more, you'll be able to choose one of the following bonus sets:

  • ShadowFlame DragonMage and Enchanged DragonMage
  • Galactic and Solar Pirate Commanders
  • Yami no Akuma / Hikari no Akuma and floating Guardians
  • Infernal Invoker / Enchanted Invoker / Legion Pyromancer
  • DoomDragon's Master mount/rider armors
  • Infinity Titan Class / Throne / House
  • Galactic Captain / Galactic Battle Pilot
  • Paragon Fiend / Legion Paragon Fiend Rider
  • Akiban Defender
  • Copper Void ChronoKnight
  • Golden Northlands Royalty

With our upgrade pack bonuses, you get even more options and choices in your rewards. Plus, each time you upgrade, you get to choose a new reward! 

Important Details

  • ALL of the upgrade bonus gear for a set will be available when you buy an AC or membership pack worth $10 USD.
  • Each time you upgrade, you'll be able to choose another bonus set. If you've already unlocked all the available sets, once a new one releases, you'll be able to choose it immediately.

If you buy a 12,000 AC or 12 month membership pack, in addition to choosing an upgrade bonus set, you'll also get 7x Game Boosts, a character page badge, plus 10 Wheel of Doom Fortune Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs).

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October 01, 2019

October Seasonal Set: ChronoStriker

Available every year from October 1st - 31st

Every October, we celebrate the anniversary of AQWorlds' launch. This year -- our 10th anniversary -- we're showcasing a set that pays homage to the origin of your hero... and their future. AQWorlds was created when Galanoth the DragonSlayer killed the Eternal Dragon of Time* and the 3 original timelines** merged. 

October Set: ChronoStriker

The Eternal Dragon of Time rules over the past, present, and future. The ChronoStriker armor will enable you to strike at your enemies regardless of the timeline they inhabit. 

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon.

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 4,000 ACs, so getting all the gear from the ChronoStriker pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 2,000 ACs).

The set includes:

  • ChronoStriker Armor
  • 3 helms 
  • 4 capes
  • 3 weapons
  • character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November - August: ??? - come back to see what we'll bring!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as the monthly upgrade bonus? 

Monthly upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

This set will return EVERY October, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2019, or 2020, or 2021, etc.

If this isn't the monthly upgrade bonus, what IS the bonus in October?

The current upgrade bonuses are the Guardian of Time sets. These brave warriors defend the timestreams from those who would corrupt them, or use them for their own nefarious purposes. Get more details here

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through October 31st.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

* To see this in-game, /join thespan and play through the 10th Chaos Lord's story, Iadoa the Chronomancer. Your hero may experience deja vu upon seeing the Eternal Dragon of Time. It is perfectly normal. Do not be alarmed.
** Based on the first three Artix Entertainment games, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest.

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October 01, 2019

Become an 11th Upholder

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

AQW is coming up on another birthday! And starting RIGHT NOW, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder, and unlock the exclusive 2019 Star Swords, plus the Sentinel Class, Star Road zone, and more!

What is an Upholder?

Eleven 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. 

The first eleven years have been an insane rollercoaster, filled with massive events and world-shattering enemies, plus the dreams, plans, and stories of the entire dev team AND all of the heroes who've battled alongside us.

And now, as we prepare for the future of AdventureQuest Worlds (bringing the next version of the game to mobile devices, the web, and more) we are celebrating AQW's 11th birthday and offering YOU the chance to join the AQW Founders by becoming an 11th Upholder!

What does an 11th Upholder get?

As an 11th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!*

  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone

  • Star Katana (with color-custom gem+tassel)

  • Star Sword of Nulgath

  • Pyroclastic Star Sword

  • Abyssal Flame Star Sword**

  • Underworld Star Sword

  • Gothic Star Sword

  • Dual Pyroclastic / Abyssal Flame Star Swords

  • 11th Upholder Character Page Badge

  • Infinite bragging rights

The Underworld and Gothic Star Swords come with 2019 and classic variants (because we know you long-time heroes love that classic art!) Once you become a 9th Upholder, you can easily access these Items in your Book of Lore by clicking your 11th Upholder Badge icon in the Badges tab.

* The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past!

** The Abyssal Flame star sword replaced the Lightovian Star Sword announced earlier in the month.

How do I become an 11th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQW the game undergoes its exciting rebirth!

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 11th Upholder.

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. 

Cool! When Do I Get My Upholder Gear?

11th Upholder badges, Star Swords, and Sentinel Class will be awarded starting October 1st! You will find your 11th Upholder Badge in your Book of Lore in the Other Badges tab.

Only Memberships Count?

Yes. You can use Artix Points on the Portal site or any method in AQW to upgrade, but it MUST be an AQW Membership. AdventureCoins DO NOT COUNT TOWARD 11th Upholder.

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