Design Notes

November 30, 2016

2017 Calendar Available for Pre-Order

Head to HeroMart to reserve yours now!

A new year approaches, and that means it's time for a brand-new Calendar to arrive at HeroMart. This year's new calendar features digitally painted artwork inspired by our newest game, AdventureQuest 3D, and its theme is "Year of Adventures." Given everything we've got planned for 2017, that sounds about right!

Unlock rewards in multiple Artix Entertainment games!

The entire team was so excited about how cool this year's calendar looks, that EVERYONE wanted to get in on the reward action! That means you will unlock in-game rewards inside AQ3D, AQWorlds, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and EpicDuel!

To celebrate this brand new "year of adventure" the calendar includes our first ever revision of the original CHRONOMANCER ARMOR for AdventureQuest 3D!

It also includes the highly anticipated AdventureQuest Worlds class, the Shadow Walker of Time Class inside AQWorlds! 

The DragonFable and AdventureQuest teams are planning to release their classes for calendar buyers in early 2017. (To any time travelers out there... let me know what the release date turns out to be!)

2017 Calendar: Collector's Edition 

For those of you SUPER collectors, we've got a really sweet treat this time around. The Collector's Edition includes a limited "Dragon Slayer" Collectors print as well as a signed copy of the 2017 calendar!

Shadow Walker of Time Class Skills

What IS a Shadow Walker of Time, you ask? Good question! These intrepid, timely explorers can step into a shadow in one time-stream and emerge from a completely different shadow in another time stream. 

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

Rift of Shadows 

Applies Chaos Rift, which is used for other abilities. Each attack also affects you and your opponent's sight, lowering your opponent's Hit Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. If Temporal Eclipse is active, each attack will affect you and your opponent's Focus, lowering your opponent's Dodge Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. Both stack to 5 and last for 10 seconds.

Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Range: Melee
Type: Physical

50% Weapon Damage

A strong defensive skill that takes a short while to build up. Your opponents will struggle to land a hit with their Hit Chance reduced by 15%. If you’re in Temporal Eclipse mode it will further your defensive ability with increased dodge chance. Considering you lack consistent heal, this will be vital to keeping your health in check.

Exude/Devour

Strikes at the blink of an eye, causing up to 2 opponent's existence to slowly fade. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate DoT for 6 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is up, shreds the opponent and feeds off their shadows. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate HoT to the caster for 6 seconds.

Mana: 15
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Far
Type: Physical/Magical

150% Weapon Damage

Your bread and butter skill. Helps get the damage train going and applies your only heal while you have Temporal Eclipse. Not to be overlooked.

Vendetta/Umbral Stigma

 Marks your opponents, dealing Moderate damage and increasing the damage the target takes from all sources by 20% for 10 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is active, singles the target out, recording their being in that point of time dealing Moderate Damage. After a short moment, echoes the damage based off the damage you have done in the past 10 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

100% Weapon Damage

This class is strongest vs a single opponent and Vendetta is the reason why. A 20% damage boost vs all sources means you’ll be a hit at parties and the opponent will be taking hits like a pinata.

Silhouette/Shadow Warp

Sacrifices your life force to constantly warp through the shadows, increasing your dodge by 300% for 4 seconds and dealing damage to up to 3 foes while focusing their attacks onto you. If Temporal Eclipse is active, strikes from the opponent's shadows for Moderate Damage to up to 3 enemies and healing 30 mana after 2 seconds to the caster. Costs health after 2 seconds.

Cooldown: 12 seconds
Range: Status/Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

Deals 380% of your attack power as damage to self after 2 seconds

180% Weapon Damage dealt to opponent

You lack heal, we get that, but this class isn’t about healing. It’s about being in the shadows, dodging, lurking, striking fast and hard and when it’s least expected. 300% dodge for 4 seconds. You’re practically invincible to everything. In PvP, if you know your opponent well, hit this right before their big nuke, slip into the shadows and come back blades a blazin’.

Neverending Dusk: Increases Endurance by 25%

Harbinger of Shadows: Increases Damage Output, Crit Rate, and Crit Damage by 12%

Temporal Eclipse

 Emits total darkness applying Shadowed state, lowering up to 3 opponent's Hit Chance and negating their Crit Chance by 30% for 5 seconds. You access new abilities as you warp through the shadows applying Temporal Eclipse, increasing your hit and crit chance by 80%. Lasts 5 seconds. If Chaos Rift is up, applies Turbulent Rift, doubling your haste but increasing the damage you take by 20% for 5 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Type: Physical/Magical
Range: Fullscreen

Your ‘berserk mode’. Hit this and get ready to spam your skills. Use Shadow Warp to replenish mana, Devour to heal up and Umbral Stigma to deal the killing blow! Be careful though, as you will almost definitely have Chaos Rift up (unless you open with Temporal Eclipse *hint*). That means you’ll be taking 20% more damage from all sources for 5 seconds. Hit Devour often for that sweet heal and make sure your autos are landing to get the dodge buff to neutralize any additional damage you would be taking.

Shadows of Time

Rarely freezes up to 3 opponents in their Shadows while increasing your ability to warp increasing your Speed for a short time.

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