Design Notes

March 21, 2018

This Weekend: Seraphic Paladin Finale

Laken's 2-Part Seraphic Order Finale Birthday Event

This Friday, fan favorite artist Laken returns for the two-part finale to his character's saga! For so long, Laken - leader of the Seraphic Order - devoted his unlife to Dage the Evil's Undead Legion. Along the way, he traveled through time, became a thief, and accted as a conduit for Evil, all to serve a greater Good. 

But no matter how enticing the lure of Dage's Darkness was, he could not fight his true, Good nature, and began a quest to take down the Legion. Next weekend, join us for the penultimate challenge as he fights to achieve his final victory.

Log in this weekend and battle through Part 1 of the Seraphic Paladin Finale! 

  • Draw out Dage the Evil, then take him down
  • Battle the zone boss to collect Guardian Shards, the Core cape and pet
  • Merge Guardian Shards to create the Seraphic Samurai armor set 
  • Find a new Bank Pet in the World Core Merge Shop 

CLASS ART UPDATE: If you have the Chrono Assassin Class and play a male character, you'll see the new male Chrono Assassin art from Laken!

Tags: Alina,

March 23, 2018

Upgrade Bonus: Paragon Dreadnought

Upgrade with a Membership or AdventureCoins until April 6th!

Embrace the EVIL! Unlock the exclusive Paragon Dreadnought armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more until April 6th! Get the Paragon Dreadnought gear and the exclusive Paragon Helm House Dreadnought Bank house item with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: Paragon Dreadnought + House

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

  • Paragon Dreadnought armor
  • 3 helms, 1 cape, 2 weapons
  • Paragon Helm House
  • Paragon Helm House Bank item
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

The Paragon Helm House has 6 rooms (including the exterior), plus an armor/character customization room (just like Yulgar's Inn). Gaze into the abyss while you contemplate your new look, then take a screenshot to show all your friends! 

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: Paragon Dreadnought Armor Set

  • Paragon Dreadnought armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 weapon
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Paragon Dreadnought  character page badge, so you can show all your friends who the most loyal member of the Undead Legion REALLY is. The March bonus gear goes rare April 6th, 2018.


Next week, we'll add a Paragon Dreadnought NPC house item to the Tier 2 house. The NPC will:

  • Take you straight to Dage's Soul Forge
  • Grant you access to the Undead Legion Merge Shop + quests
  • Give access to a quest for the exclusive Paragon Dreadnough's Polearm weapon
Tags: Alina,

March 21, 2018

Coming Soon: Seraphic Paladin T-Shirt

New Seraphic Paladin T-Shirt

Do you fight for Good? Will you battle to protect Lore from ancient and powerful Evils? Then Laken, Leader of the Seraphic Paladins want YOU to join the Order! Show your allegiance with the Seraphic Paladin Logo T-Shirt from HeroMartEach T-Shirt comes with the Eternal Seraphic Paladin set and character page badge in AQWorlds!

Tags: Alina,

March 19, 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

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:

Bug fixes: March 19, 2018

  1. Magical Marshmallow Cheep & Basketful of Dyed Eggs will drop now.
  2. Dark Void Monk no longer has an identity crisis when it gets near a Void Monk of Nulgath.
  3. Mystic Pencil of Endless Scribbles now has a Dual Wield Drop Off entry.
  4. Dark Harbinger Blade & Dual Dark Harbinger Blades - since the code has been uncooperative on these since release, they have now been changed to click-to-transform.  Click the HILT to change now.
  5. Dark Box quest updated to reflect move from Twilly to Valencia.
  6. Clover Fields minigame now announcing clearly that it is Legend Only.
  7. SDKA method of getting Legion Doomknight has returned.
  8. Various typos.

Art Fixes:

  • Darkblood Priest-Mage
  • Golden Fury
  • Obsidian Blade of Nulgath
  • CardClasher
  • Chaonslaught Blade
  • Sword of Broken Dreams
  • Doom Souleater Warrior (see the Extras for this week too)
  • Ebil Ninja & Rose Ebil Ninja
  • Void Ripper (armour and helm)
  • ShadowFlame Champion


Extras! -  Non Standard Armour Set Items

Since there were some returning and some new ones recently, let’s talk about sets of items that go on Non Standard Armours.

We’ve already gone over Non Standard Armors but they aren’t always super obvious to spot.  A slight alteration of the head shape or size, a reposition on the arm, making the knees bend the other way, being a skeleton … these are all examples of non standard.  

When these pieces are made, the accessories that come with them are designed to fit on them, and probably won’t fit on the standard template.  This is why you get things like Face of Conquest helm, which doesn’t cover the whole face on a standard armour.  This isn’t something that can be fixed because it isn’t broken.  Not all items are designed to be worn with everything.  And if we resize it or change the shape of it or reposition it, then it no longer fits with the set it was meant to go with.

So in short, if it fits with the set the artist sent in, it isn’t a bug.  It’s an easter egg!


March 16, 2018

Double Spring Holiday Weekend

Lucky Day + Grenwog Events Return!

This weekend, /buff your real-life LUK stat, then log in to AdventureQuest Worlds, because the Shamrock Faire and the Grenwog Egg Hunt are both back in BattleOn! Our Lucky Day and Spring holiday events return with all-new seasonal rare items, the Grenwog Boss Battle, and all your favorite carnival mini-games.

New this year:

  • Talk to Daibh ("It's pronounced Dave") the Sneevil at the Shamrock Faire to battle his Whack'em Smack'em Makai minigame and unlock the Dark Void Monk armor!
  • Battle the Grenwog to collect the pieces of the Cuddly GrenwogSlayer armor set and the Void Grenwog pet

Lucky Server Boost Happening Now!

Log in all weekend to get 15% more gold from any quest or battle on our live servers. Get 25% more gold on our PTR server!

Spring into Action with our new and returning Holiday Gear!

Do you feel LUK-y, Hero? If you do, then get in and Battle On as we celebrate Spring this weekend! After you play all the Shamrock Faire's minigames and defeat the Grenwog, check out the all-new event gear.

New this year:

  • Feature Gear Shop: Golden Leprechaun, Cutesy GrenwogSlayer armor set, + the Dark Void Knight and Monk armors
  • Shamrock Fair Merge Shop: Leprechaun Lord set
  • Grenwog Boss reward: Cuddly GrenwogSlayer set
  • Daibh's Void Merge Shop: Dark Void Monk and Knight armors and Legion Fans

You're in luck! Each of this year's new holiday items is seasonal rare. That means it will return during future Lucky Day and Grenwog events. So if you aren't able to get the gear you want this year, you'll have another chance next year.

How to Have Fun at Shamrock Fair

Once a year the Shamrock Fair comes to town with it's games of chance.  Here's hoping the luck of the Mog-lish bring you treasures of chance.  

Wander through the fair and complete the minigame carnival events. Get Golden Tickets as prizes, then spend them in the Shamrock Fair merge shop! and test your luck with our mini-games, then /join luckdragon to help Galanoth get ALL the luck during his birthday Dragon Hunt!

Also Roy G. Biv needs help saving the colors, so /equip your rainbow and fight Monochrome!

Potsy's Potchapon Quests

Talk to Potsy in /luck. Battle his Pot o' Gold for a chance to get Bronze, Gold, Platinum, or Rainbow coins. Turn those coins in for a chance to get ALL the 0AC rewards below! 

End of the Rainbow

Where to go: join /rainbow
Who to talk to: Woodland Faeries, Roy G Biv
What do to: Monochrome has blasted the Rainbow, help the Faeries make everything right.

Shamrock Fair

Where to go: Join /luck or button in Rainbow
Who to talk to: Mog O'Rahilly and Carnie Sneevils
What to do: Play games and earn Golden Tickets for prizes!

Shamrock Fair Shops

Hedge Maze 

A-MAZE-ing Race: Find the Small Pot O’ Gold in the Hedge Maze and get the Pot O’ Gold Polish from Monochrome.


Clover Fields: How’s your memory?  Pretty good?  Well click the clover pattern for Golden Tickets.  You have 3 chances to get the highest score. (Legend Only)
Jackpot o' Gold: Step up and test your strength! When the pointer is in the red zone click the button for a strong smash and earn Golden Tickets.
Rainbow Run: Grab that gold! Collect as many coins as you can without falling or tripping.  Speed the Sneevil up by moving your mouse to the right.  Slow down by moving your mouse to the left.  Jump over holes and obstacles by clicking the left mouse button.
Ring Toss:  Ring ring! Want Golden Tickets?  Just get as many rings onto the bottles with 10 chances.  Choose which bottle you want the ring to be on with the pointer then hold down the mouse button.  The higher the red in the bar gets the farther the ring goes.
Smack A Sneevil:  Frustrated at Sneevil’s for taking your boxes? Well let it out by using the mallet to whack as many as you can in the time allowed.
Shamrock Smash: It’s your Luckee day!  Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to control Luckee and bounce  
Daibh's Smack a Makai: Daibh the Sneevil is a HUGE fan of the Legion. And, therefore, NOT a fan of Nulgath or his pet Makais. Smack Makais and he'll reward you handsomely.

Featured Farming Set: Nakana Rei's Cuddly GrenwogSlayer

The Cuddly GrenwogSlayer armor set was created by fellow AQW hero and community artist, Nakana Rei, who also drew this adorable graphic inspired by the set. 


Each piece of the in-game armor set comes with a 20% gold boost. BUT If you're a member and don't have time to farm for the set, you can pick up a version of the armor set (without the gold boost) immediately from the Featured Gear Shop. 

Tags: Alina,

March 13, 2018

Patch Notes Extras! - Misc and Stacking Items

Tired of seeing these yet?  TOO BAD!  I’m not tired of writing them.

So this week, there were several reports about Misc items and picking up items that stack, so I’m going to do the 5 cent replies for these.

Stacking Items!
The first thing you need to know about accepting these is you do have to have a free inventory space.  This is due to how the game handles item collection.  It is first placed in your inventory in it’s own little spot, then moved to the stack.  (Yes! We are already looking into improved ways to do this).

The next thing you need to know is that once you have reached the maximum amount of these items, no more will drop.  If you have a stack in your bank, more will drop, but you will also get an error message when you try to pick them up.  Please check your bank for the stack when this happens!  

Finally, at times you can get a zero or even negative amount of these items when merging or turning them in for quests and lag is playing tricks.  If the items are non AC, you can delete the busted stack.  If the items are AC tagged, you can sell the busted stack.  If you tried to get rid of it and it still won’t go away, then send us a bug report and we’ll get rid of them for you.

Misc Items!
There are two types of Misc items, Quest Items and Resource Items. While both types sort into the Misc tab in your inventory and bank, the two different types mean that they stack separately in your inventory, bank and on your character page.

If you do not see the item you are looking for immediately, look lower in the list for the next type of item. 

Tags: Extras, Cemaros,

March 13, 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

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:

Bug fixes: March 13, 2018

  1. Invisible Ninja +5 boost fixed.
  2. Treasure Hoard shop now indicating that is it Legend only.
  3. Dark Chaos Berserker art fixes.
  4. Gong ji Zhanshi blade handles upsized some.
  5. Doom Ninja Warrior feet fixed.
  6. Mystic Dark Caster Spikes no longer showing a bit of the wrong nose in it.  
  7. Dark Dracomancer’s Crest only has one set of eyes now.
  8. Paragon Helm House has been remodeled.  (Shoulda called Mike Holmes)
  9. Prime Blade of Awe repositioned.
  10. Cutscenes can now be replayed in Falcontower.
  11. Drakonnan no longer holding you hostage to hear his answers.
  12. Twilly’s tail stays where it belongs now on the Vanguard Badge.
  13. Various fixes to the aqlesson map.

***The quest to obtain Dage’s 2018 Collection character page badge is located on the Deadly Harbinger Blade Pet which is found in the chest shop.

***The Paragon Helm House Shop is located in the Curio Shop in Battleontown for those with the March Tier 2 badge/upgrade.

***The Dark Harbinger Blades were supposed to transform on attack, not at random.  This is why the art on them was updated.

Class Updates from Arklen and team!  

This will also be the last week that Class things appear in the Patch Notes.  Arklen is going to begin posting DNs about class changes now.  So no more getting lost in the shuffle!  As usual, you can still poke him at his twitter too. - @Arklen_AE

Soul Cleaver/Exalted Soul Cleaver/Dark Harbinger/Exalted Harbinger

  • Blood Price - Removed `Exalted` stacking buff
  • Blood Price - `Blood Price` damage increased by 5% granting a total of 125% all out increase.

Scarlet Sorceress to Blood Sorcerer
Please refer to THIS Design Notes post for detailed information about this change.

Class Team Note: Consumable Potions/Elixirs/Tonics/Scrolls max stack has been raised to 99! A few consumables items such as ‘Potion of Haste’ has been limited to 30. The Arcangrove daily potions such as ‘Elder’s Blood’ are still limited to 3.

***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 
****Classes may be subject to change, determined by player feedback. DNs will be posted in that event.


March 09, 2018

Exalted Harbinger, Blood Sorceress and Potions!

Exalted Harbinger, Blood Sorceress/Scarlet Sorceress and Potions Update!

Welcome to the Soul Cleaver revamp! We have taken a long and hard look at what made Soul Cleaver unique and fun. We looked at feedback from all of you as well and are pleased to present this new version, The Exalted Harbinger!

Really quick though, I just wanted to go over an update to how Scarlet Sorceress is obtained and its new precurser, Blood Sorceress.

Previously, players were able to get Scarlet Sorceress at incredibly early levels by simply farming it alongside higher leveled friends. The farming ability of Scarlet Sorceress was unrivaled up to level 50 and because of that, new comers and alts were clamoring to get it ASAP and did not need any other class until hitting level 50+ content. We want to encourage players to explore the game more and try out a variety of classes, so we have made some changes.

First off the version of Scarlet Sorceress players can buy with ACs is NOT AFFECTED in any way. Your AC Scarlet Sorceress is exactly as it was.

Secondly, all versions of Scarlet Sorceress that were obtained by defeating Scarletta in towerofmirrors have been replacd with a new class, the Blood Sorceress. Blood Sorceress will now drop from Scarletta as well, and Scarlet Sorceress will not.

Thirdly any player who is level 50 or greater and who have completed all quests in towerofmirrors can trade in their Blood Sorceress, by accepting ‘Blood Sorceress to Scarlet Sorceress’ from Thief of Hearts in the first room of towerofmirrors. This class will give players their old Scarlet Sorceress in exchange for their new Blood Sorceress. Players can then go to their buyback shop and get their Blood Sorceress back if they want it, or defeat Scarletta again and get Blood Sorceress to drop.

Blood Sorceress is designed around Scarlet Sorceress. It uses similar skills but its damage output and healing have been reduced. Also, all of its stacking auras have been replaced by single stacking auras that apply a more average effect.

Unfortunately, players will have to rerank their Scarlet Sorceress so we have given everyone a 25% class boost until Monday morning. You get this boost for any class, not just Scarlet Sorceress so it's a great time to rank 10 some of those classes you've been neglecting.

Also, we have updated a large majority of consumable items so that they now stack to 99. There are a handful of consumables, notably Potion of Haste and Arcangrove daily potions that are more limited, otherwise, enjoy the increased stack limit to potion away your problems!


With that out of the way, here are the design notes for Exalted Harbinger!

(Physical/Magical) (Mage Mana Regen)

Recommended enhancement: Luck. For the Legion at any cost! Your task is to harness the souls of the enemies of the legion. Break, leech, rend and snare their will to live. Lose yourself to the power, lose yourself to the legion!

Soul Breaker: You relentlessly beat at your foe's soul. Dealing high damage based on weapon attack, but with a longer cooldown.

Mana: None

Cooldown: 3 seconds


Range: Close

Note:150% Weapon Damage

Right off the bat you’ll notice a slower auto attack. The trade off is that it hits much harder. The actual damage over time is the same (100% every 2 seconds = 150% every 3 seconds) but you’ll see an increase in damage over time because there is a much stronger focus on crits and crit damage in this class, which scales better on larger hits.

Soul Rend: Deals damage based on the difference between your current and maximum HP. The lower your health, the more damage you'll do.

Mana: 15

Cooldown: 6.5 seconds


Range: Close

Next up you’ll see a couple of changes to Soul Rend. First off, the cooldown has increased to 6.5 seconds. The reasoning here is that this skill becomes very strong when buffed by your other skills. Also, we increased the damage on this skill by 10%. With these changes, you’ll be hitting significantly harder with Exalted Harbinger then you did with Soul Cleaver. Soul Rend gets exponentially stronger with less health, so it’s worth it to risk your life total to nail those massive crits.

Soul Leech: Drain life directly from your target's soul. Deals damage and heals you.

Mana: 30

Cooldown: 6 seconds


Range: Between Close and Medium

Soul Leech has received a reduction in mana cost (from 40 mana to 30 mana) as well as a significant reduction in cooldown (from 17 seconds to 6 seconds). The damage and heal on it is relatively the same, although with the stronger auras on this class, it’ll actually be quite a bit better. We have also removed the damage reduction debuff, so that you have more control over how low your health is, plus it didn’t synergize with your Soul Snare in any way.

This is your last ditch saving grace when things get a bit spicy. You want your health to remain pretty low to maximize the damage on Soul Rend so you might not want to spam this. Plus, while the mana cost has been reduced, its still your most expensive skill and it will drain your mana quickly.

Soul Snare: Snare your opponents soul from afar reducing their chance to hit by 90% for 10 seconds.

Mana: 25

Cooldown: 20 seconds


Range: Long Range

Soul Snare no longer stuns your enemy. It now reduces their changes to hit by 90% for 10 seconds. This is a huge buff over a 4 second stun that didn’t affect many bosses. This significantly increases its survivability vs big bosses and pvp. You basically shut down any class without a hit chance buff. The mana costs and cooldown have also been significantly buffed (from 30 mana to 25 and from 35 second cooldown to 20 seconds).

Blood Price: Sacrifice your very life force to increase all damage dealt by 125% and your chance to crit by 15% for 10 seconds. Can't miss and can't crit. For the Legion!

Mana: 0

Cooldown: 10 seconds


Range: Close

Notes: Deals (333% attack power + 333% spell power / 2) in damage to yourself.

Your final skill is Blood Price. The cooldown has been dramatically reduced, from 45 seconds to a mere 10! The buff is also better. From 75% increased damage to 125%. The trade off is that it does around 10% more damage to you, compared to Soul Cleaver.

Blood Price accomplishes two things. It gets your health low quick so that your Soul Rend becomes more effective. It also gives you a huuuuuge damage buff, increasing all your skills power. You can refresh it before it runs out if you want to chunk your health down to super high risk levels. This will get your Soul Rend to demoralizing damage levels, but a light wind could kill you so watch out!

Rank 4 Passives

Might of the Legion: Increases Damage Done by 15%

No Pain No Gain: Increases Damage Taken by 15%

Rank 10 Passive

For the Legion: Increases Endurance by 20%

Finally, we have increased the damage on both damage passive (by 5%) so you take more damage but also deal more. We have also completely removed the old rank 10 passive, so players won’t have to stop leveling the class at rank 5. The new passive gives you a nice Endurance buff, increasing the effectiveness of your Soul Rend and improving survivability.

Special thanks to our amazing testing and contribution team! Pisces, Yoshino, Eht Cetera, Brittney and Apus!


March 09, 2018

Dage's Dark Birthday, Part 2

Discover the fate of Dage the Evil's soul!

Dage the Evil, leader of the Undead Legion, is poised to break free of the hold Nulgath the ArchFiend has on his soul. This weekend, battle alongside him to defeat the Void Guardian and change his fate… FOREVER! This week, battle through the conclusion of our 2018 Dage's Dark Birthday Finale event. 

Take on the Dark Void Knights and Dark Void Monks as you fight to reach the Zeph'Gorog, the Void Guardian! Battle him for a chance to win all of the pieces of the Enraged FiendHunter armor set. (Each piece is 0 ACs for free storage!)

Dage's Dark Collection Chest

Save 2000 ACs on event rare gear: Get all of Dage’s birthday rare items in his Dark Collection Chest for 10,000 AdventureCoins (total value: 12,000 ACs) and get an exclusive character page badge! 

Equip the Deadly Harbinger Blade and click it to access an exclusive quest. Slay a Dark Makai to earn the Dage's Dark Collection Chest character page badge!

Tags: Alina,

March 05, 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

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:

Bug fixes: March 5, 2018

  1. Sword of Midnight Light now has rep boost and chance to do the Mind Attack animation.
  2. Future War changed to story mode instead of war mode.  Boss Quest will now show.
  3. UW3017 Pet can now be found in the Dark Birthday Shop.  More locations added to where the shop appears.
  4. Harbinger Weapons animations fixed.
  5. UW3017 hooded helms have had a shadow removal.
  6. Sepulchure’s DoomKnight Armor chest no longer goes byebye.
  7. Curse of Teiboku turned right side up.
  8. Artist Alley de-lagged.
  9. Various typos.
  10. Some monster portraits updated.

***We are aware of the issue with the Paragons Greatsword art.  This was actually done to try to reduce the lag on it.  If a sharper image can be made without increasing the lag, it will be done.

***The Dage’s 2018 Collection character page badge is also live now.  The quest to obtain it is located on the Deadly Harbinger Blade Pet which is found in the chest shop.

Class Updates from Arklen and team!  
Arklen and the Class Design Team will now also be giving some information*** on what they work on each week.  Arklen would also like to let you know you can give him feedback on classes on his twitter - @Arklen_AE

Class Team Note: Classic Legion Doomknight, Classic Exalted Soul cleaver, Classic Soul Cleaver are all considered rare classes. Over the weekend, Classic Legion Doomknight accidentally returned for 2,000 ACs and has been since corrected in the shop.

***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 
****Classes may be subject to change, determined by player feedback. DNs will be posted in that event. 

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