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July 14, 2017

Deadly Double Server Boost

Get Double Gold, XP, Rep, and CP on the PTR server all weekend!

Log in this weekend to get double Gold, XP, Class Points, and Rep on PTR servers. (That is 100% more!) 

We missed the double server boost on the 4th of July, so we're making it up to you guys this weekend. (Plus, the double boost on the PTR servers is a great incentive for you to check out all the newest changes and fixes.)

The PTR servers are:

  • Zorbak
  • Safiria
  • Testing Server 2

But if you just can't bear to leave the regular servers, you'll still get 15% more Gold, XP, Rep, and Class Points... but you'll be missing out on primo farming bonuses!

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January 05, 2017

Evolved Light Caster Class

Find the Light Caster Class in your game menu!

The Order of the LightCasters formed to support the Champion of Light, and need every mage available to fight the battle against Chaos! Head in-game and find the LightCaster Class shop in your game menu! You'll need to buy the Evolved LightCaster armor first to access the shop.  

How to get the Class

It is pretty easy! You will just need to buy the Evolved LightCaster Armor for 1000 AdventureCoins*. Then you can unlock a special shop in your game menu to get the 0 AC version of the Class! (This will be one of only two classes you can get for 1000 ACs, and with the blindingly brilliant animations and fun skills, we think it's a pretty good deal!)

*If you have the rare Enchanted LightCaster armor, you will also unlock the 0 AC version of the Class!

 

Class Skills: Subject to change!

Auto-attack: 

2 second cooldown, 100% damage

Lingering Light:

4 second cooldown, 10 mana, mid range

Cast down an elemental light beacon upon the target. Does light damage and applies In The Spotlight increasing the amount of damage your opponent takes by 3% per stack and lasts 8 seconds if not restacked. (Stacks up to 50 times)

Light Blast:

3 second cooldown, 20 mana, 250% damage, long range

Blasts your opponent with a ball of pure light. Deals significant damage that is guaranteed to hit but cannot crit. Each hit applies a stack of Blinded by Light which decreases your opponent's chance to hit by 5% per stack and lasts 6 seconds if not restacked. Maxes out at 5 stacks.

Illuminate:

12 second cooldown, 20 mana, 300%  healing, 6 allies

Casts a net of light upon your allies. Heals for 300% spell damage to up to 6 allies and applies Illuminated which increases damage, crit damage, crit chance, hit chance, dodge chance, haste and damage resistance all by 8% for 12 seconds. Cannot stack.

Burned by Light:

15 second cooldown, 35 mana, 500% damage, long range

You focus the power of the entire sun on a single point. Does a large amount of damage then deals 700% damage over time of 10 seconds.


Passive 1:
 Mentally Bright: Increase INT by 15%

Passive 2:  Speed of Light: Increase Haste by 15%

Passive 3: Power of the Sun: Increase Damage by 15%

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December 30, 2016

Frostval 2016 Finale

Battle through IcePike Peak to find the Crystal of Glacera!

Fight fire with fire… and ice with ice! In this weekend’s Frostval 2016 event finale, quest for the ancient Crystal of Glacera to aid you in your quest to save Lore from Karok and Kezeroth!

Glacial Berserker Class!

Launching now: this year's Frostval Class - the Glacial Berserker. It is a pretty cool class, by all reports (pun intended, of course).  Available for 2000AC in the Class Shop, or 100,000gold Rank 10 Glacera Rep in the Northern Defense Rep Shop.

Class Skills:

Auto-attack:  Ancestral Rage

3.8 second cooldown, 190% damage

Your Ancestors speak out to you from their frozen prisons, telling tales of suppression and torture, building rage within. Applies a stack of Ancestral Rage. Each stack increases haste up to of 10% for 8 seconds and can stack up to 5 times. Stacks are activated after using Shout of The Ancients. Also imbues you with Curse of The Ancestors, reducing hit chance by 5% for 4 seconds.

Fists of Frost

8 second cooldown, 15 mana, melee range

Your hands freeze over and are covered in glacier sized ice, increasing your crit chance by 10% (stacking up to 30%)). Lasts 10 seconds. If you have been cursed by your ancestors, their chilling presence cause your enemy's movements to slow, reducing their haste by 10% (stacking up to 30%) lasts 10 seconds.

Shout of the Ancients

20 second cooldown, 25 mana, 275% damage, long range,

You scream with the force of millions of deceased ancestors and strike a decisive blow dealing massive damage. The rage you have built up from your Ancestors is released, increasing your haste based on stacks of Ancestral Rage. If your opponent has been chilled by your ancestors they are overwhelmed and have their crit chance reduced by 30% for 6 seconds.

Calm before the Storm

25 second cooldown, 35 mana, 80% damage, long range, 1 target

You center yourself, releasing some residual negative energy and quieting the ancients. Deals moderate damage and heals 800% damage over 10 seconds while preventing Curse of the Ancestors from applying for 6 seconds. If the enemy is Overwhelmed, they become Numb, reducing all damage done by 60% for 6 seconds.

Glacial Storm

40 second cooldown, 45 mana, can't miss, long range

You explode with frozen rage, unleashing a storm of ice and snow. The storm empowers your critical hits and encrusts you with a protective veil of ice. Your crit damage and Endurance are increased by 50% for 10 seconds and your foe's chance to hit is reduced by 50%. You have a 30% chance to buff your haste by 30% for 5 seconds. If your foe is Numb, they become frozen in shock, remaining Stunned for 10 seconds.

Note: "Calm before the Storm's" debuff is required to get "Glacial Storm's" debuff. 

Passive 1: Ancestral Strength: Increase STR by 15%

Passive 2:  Frozen Skin: Increase End by 10% and reduces damage taken by 10%

Passive 3: Berserker’s Hatred: Increase Crit Chance and Crit Damage by 10%

Note: Players that tested the Glacial Berserker last week can choose to keep the Glacial Berserker Test Class (now Warrior art and skills), or trade in for a FREE version of the Glacial Berserker armor in the Glaceran War Merge shop.

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January 02, 2017

Last Chance to Get December Upgrade Gear

Northlands Ranger Set Leaves Friday

This is your last chance to unlock the gear from our December upgrade bonus when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more. All these items go perma-rare on Friday, January 6th, and 6 PM EST!

Tier 1: Northland Ranger

Hunt down evil-doers and rewards Good heroes with the Northland Ranger! 

Get the Gear with a

  • 3 month membership 
  • 6 month membership 
  • 2000 AC pack
  • 5000 AC pack
 

Unlock the rewards

  • Northlands Ranger armor
  • 2 Helms and 3 capes 
  • 2 weapons 
  • WyldeHunt Keep House
  • 5 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points boosts
  • Character page badge


Tier 2: Icewild Hunter

Your targets will never know you were there... until they find the evidence you left behind. 

Get the gear with a
  • 12 month membership
  • 12000 AC pack

 

 

 

Unlock the rewards

  • Icewild Hunter + Northlands Ranger armors
  • 4 helms and 6 capes
  • 4 weapons
  • WyldeHunt Keep House
  • 7 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Point boosts
  • Character page badge


Undead Legion Bonus Gear

Last month, Aranx made a special variant of the November armor set just for members of the Undead Legion. We got a ton of positive feedback, so this month... we're doing that again!

If you're a member of the Undead Legion, when you unlock the Northlands Ranger or Icewild Hunter gear, you'll also unlock the exclusive Legion variant created by Dage the Evil - the Darknight Stalker.

Once you log in, you can buy the with Legion Tokens in Dage the Evil's shop in the Underworld!

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June 21, 2016

Those Pesky Treasure Chest Keys!

Twilly's Quests Reopened

If you head over to Battleon, you will see that Twilly's Treasure Chest quest has been reopened!  You can now turn in your Key for Epic Loot, and Members have access to their free keys again!

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I guess being Warlord Twilly is more work than I thought, so we jumped in and helped by unlocking a few things after the fixes went live. If you tried to turn in one of these quests, then you could not turn in any other quest until you relogged. 

This fix means that those quests will no longer block other quests from being turned in.

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April 08, 2016

Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands

LIVE at Yulgar's Inn: Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands!

A mysterious carnival is on its way to town, and with it, the famed Illusionist Musician, Crystal Bright!  Together with her band, the Silver Hands, she is renowned for music that transports all who hear it into a world crafted from their own dreams!

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Join them in Yulgar's Inn or head over to the carnival to see what's going on!

Also this week: The April Rares Shop has arrived!  Check in to pick up the first set of gear available only for this month!

Coming Soon: The Bone Castle!

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The Darkness is coming... Conquer the Bone Castle next Friday, 4.15.16

Become a Void Caster!

 Buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock your exclusive April upgrade bonus items!

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New this week:  Stripeless Void Caster Armor available in the Tier 1 and 2 Shop!

For more information: Check here!

Reminder:

Quibble Coinbiter's shop leaves the game on 4.22.16.  Get your items while you still can!

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March 22, 2016

Mystical Dark Caster Class confusion

There are 2 versions of the newest Dark Caster Class - the Arcane Dark Caster Class which can be purchased for 2000 AC in the March Rares shop and the Mystical Dark Caster Class which owners of ANY of the newest Dark Caster Armors can get for FREE!

The Mystical Dark Caster Class is identical to the Arcane Dark Caster class.  It has a different name to show the difference in how the class was obtained.

The quests to obtain the Mystical Dark Caster class are available from the Arcane Paragon Pet NPC in Battleon.  The NPC can ONLY be seen if you have one of these armors (or the Arcane Dark Caster Class).  The Arcane Paragon Pet NPC offers 5 Quests:

  • Owners of the Shadowed Dark Gunner armor (purchased for 2000 ACs) can do a quest to get the Mystical Dark Caster Class for free
  • Owners of the Shadowy Dark Gunner armor (purchased for 1000 ACs) can do a quest to get the Mystical Dark Caster Class for free (your quest requires the purchase of a 1000 AC token from the Paragon Pet NPC's Merge Shop)
  • Owners of the Shadowcraft Dark Gunner armor (From the Undead Legion Merge shop - required purchase of the 2000 AC Arcane Dark Caster Armor) can do a quest to get the get the Mystical Dark Caster Class for free
  • Owners of the Arcane Dark Caster ARMOR (purchased for 2000 ACs) can do a quest to get the Mystical Dark Caster Class for free
  • Owners of the Arcane Dark Caster CLASS to get the Arcane Dark Caster ARMOR for free.

The only way to get the Arcane Dark Caster ARMOR for free is to purchase the Arcane Dark Caster CLASS from the March Rares shop.  There is no way to get the Arcane Dark Caster Armor for free by doing the quests for the Mystical Dark Caster Class.

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February 09, 2016

The Most Delicious Release is LIVE!

Grab Your Maple Syrup!

The Grand Master Lunch Lady Oishii has returned to Battleon bringing with her a few silly, pancake based items. You can find her in Yulgar's Inn until this Fridaybut watch out, you will probably get hit at random by her flying flapjacks of doom! 

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Seasonal items are returning - like the Pancake Hat w/Butter and the Oolong the pancake bunny pet, and the fan-favorite Pancake Puppy pet!

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Oishii's Pancake Goodies:

  • Pancake Hat
  • Pancake Hat w/Butter
  • The Full Stack
  • Oolong Pet
  • Pancake-Topus pet
  • Pancake Puppy pet
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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Item Hunt

Take a break from the Turkey and Hunt down items!!

That's right!  When it's time to take a break from the Turkey, head on in to AQWorlds.  Today's Black Friday Item Hunt item is here!

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These 0 AC drop items* will be available in-game as drops until the Black Friday shop leaves in early December!

Countdown to Black Friday schedule:

  • Monday: get the Dark Noble Garb from Giant Crashers in Weddingdead map
  • Tuesday: get the Charred Phoenix Pet from Mana Phoenix in the Thirdspell map
  • Wednesday: get the Elegant Doom Toga from Flame Soldier in the Embersea map
  • Thursday: get the Shadowseer House Guard from the Sullied Master in the Dagefortress map
  • Friday: get the Dark Ripper House Guard from the Blademaster in the Evilwardage map
  • Saturday: get the Cyber Dryad Set from the Red Dragon in Lair
  • Sunday: get the Cyberfire Torches from the Astral Ephemerite in the Timespace map

* Different items will have different drop rates - some will be harder than others... but some will be pretty easy. Happy battling!

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November 25, 2015

Thankstaking - A Feast of Fear

The Feast of Fear has arrived!

What happens...when Mogloween doesn’t end? This year, one mad scientist aims to serve up a taste of terror you’ll never forget...a Feast of FEAR! And if he succeeds, those two holidays will never be the same again!  A plague of Pumpkin Spice is upon us... and only you can help save Lore!

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Join Oishii and the Magical Candy makers to stop this plague of Pumpkin Spice and stop Gourdello and his evil plan to unleash the OverGourd!

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Gather all the spice you can to stop Gourdello from taking over even more Holidays!  Oishii will take all the Pumpkin Spice you can gather in exchange for some gourd-geous new gear!

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November 25, 2015

Share The Love, Get A Prize

AQ3D Backer Quest!

Share our AQ3D Kickstarter announcement post on Facebook and retweet Artix's AQ3D Kickstarter announcement tweet! If the community completes the quest, everyone in AQW, DF and AQ Classic will get a FREE SWORD designed by Dage. The higher the score, the bigger and crazier the weapon gets! See how many we can get before the Kickstarter ends on the first day of the new year!

Share this:  Facebook AQ3D Kickstarter post

Retweet this: Artix's AQ3D Kickstarter Tweet

That's all there is to it. The Blade unlocks at 1000 TOTAL shares and re-tweets. (example: 500 shares + 500 re-tweets = 1000 total), and it evolves the more we share these two posts! This is great because you get something for doing almost nothing AND you're helping us spread the word about the AQ3D Kickstarter!

P.S. Oh, if the community somehow goes over 2,500 then we will film a video of Dage's reaction when we tell him he has to make it even bigger and crazier.

Check out the AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter

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November 24, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Frostval!

It's that most wonderful time of the year... almost!

Once the Harvest Festival is over, Lore takes a few (a VERY few) days off to relax before the next awesome holiday!  What is in store for us this Frostval?  Will Twig cause something to go crazy... again?

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Who knows what is in store for you this year - but you know for sure that there will be epic gear, fantastic items and a CRAZY story!

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November 24, 2015

Coming Soon - Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Black Friday Shop Opens on 11.27 at 12:01 AM

Set your alarm clocks because the Black Friday shop is ALMOST HERE! Featuring the rare BladeMaster Assassin CLASS, armor set, houses and house items from Dage the Evil plus a ton of gear from Blade, Tana, and your other favorite AQW artists - the darkest shop of the year is also one of the brightest spots in our calendar!

The shop will also include:

  • Dark Spirit of Conquest Armor and helm
  • Black Void of Revontheus
  • Elegant Toga Armor
  • Dark Daimyo Pet
  • and more!

Cyber Monday Shop Opens on November 30th at 12:01 AM

DOUBLE set your alarm clocks because the Cyber Monday shop is ALSO almost here! Featuring an all-new Cyber house from J6 plus cyberized base classes and an overclocked Void armor set from Laken, and super-charged weapons from Osu, this is going to be one super-cyber shop you won't forget!

Keep an eye on Twitter for more Cyber Monday previews as they are created!

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August 06, 2015

Hunt for the Treasure Dragon's Egg!

Pirates have stolen the Most Valuable Treasure of all!

The Treasure Dragons have long been revered by the people of (and off the coast of!) Terra Lacuna.  Tragedy has struck the area, with the theft of the Lord of the Treasure Dragons' heir!  Chrysos, Lord of the Treasure Dragons, will NOT be pleased that pirates have stolen Xergon's Egg. His heir isn't even hatched yet and he's already getting into trouble!  DragonMaster AuScythe was supposed to be looking after Xergon, but the Pirates managed to steal away the egg from underneath his nose!

Phione - one of the mermaids living off the coast of Terra Lacuna - spotted the pirates who stole the artifact from Chrysos, Lord of the Treasure Dragons. 

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YOU are going to need to get his treasure back... before it's too late for the entire Treasure Dragon race! But beware - the protective curse-magics surrounding this artifact are strong - you can see how they've begun affecting Phione, slowly turning her and anyone nearby to gold. 

While you're battling to take down the thieves and recover the artifact without being gilded yourself, keep an eye out for the deadly creatures of the deep!  You never know what you'll find in the depths!

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March 20, 2015

Brimstone Steppes

The Bandits of the Heath

Life is hard on the Steppes.  General Kyron knows this better than anyone. That's why he did it, right?  Robbing caravans, holding up travelers, demanding tolls that didn't exist.  One-time Bandit Chieftain Kyron did what he had to do in order to ensure the survival of his troupe.  But that is all over and done with. 

There's a problem, though... recently, reports of bandit activity have made Kyron nervous.  With the war and the plague, he cannot afford any distractions.  It is up to you to help Kyron take down his former comrades, and escape the shackles of his troubled past!

 

Centaur Tier Package Details

Hold your horses heroes, because one does not simply rock the Centaur morph. Here’s the lowdown on how you can giddy up as Lore’s first-ever four-legged legend! (Click the picture for the full rundown!)

 

Rumors of Dragon Sightings!

Rumors about of dragons being sighted on the steppes, and over the Fire Islands themselves.  Visit Vasalkar's Lair to take your chance at finding the 0 AC Akriloth's Bane polearm (available for a limited time), and also a hint about what comes next!

Happy Birthday Galanoth!

Gear up to DragOn! It's Galanoth the DragonSlayer's birthday today, so we released a special addition to the Lair map in his honor!

To celebrate, he'll need YOUR help to throw a party for every DragonSlayer on Lore. If there's one thing DragonSlayers do well (besides slaying dragons...) it's PARTY! He'll need you to go on quest to provide all the tastiest birthday treats: Dragon-Spice Cake, Wyrmfire Punch, Dragondoodle Cookies, and more!

Suggestion Shop Update:

Tonight is the first of several new Player Suggestion shop updates we'll be adding in over the coming weeks! We're starting the series of updates with Boxer502's "Rowan's Sword of Will."  One of your fellow heroes, Boxer502 is best known for the many tophat suggestions that have found their way into our holiday event releases!

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