AdventureQuest Worlds: The Brains vs The Brawns

Does a maxed Intelligence Skill overpower a Strength spec?

You make choices everyday in the world of Lore. You choose whether to side with Good or Evil. You choose which NPC to help and which monster to slay. You choose to help out in wars or watch them devour the towns affected. You choose your hairstyle, eye color, and outfit for the day. You are also choosing to read this on-going paragraph when you already know the point to this blurb given the first sentence. Ha ha…whoops!

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Another choice is about to be made in AdventureQuest Worlds ( this Friday. In the Frozen Northlands (you know, the zone released last week), Nythera has a plan to defeat Queen Aisha’s reign of frozen terror. And with every plan, you usually have a Plan A and a Plan B—it’s always good to have at least two for when the first one blows up in your face! Nythera’s plan is no different, so it’s up to you to choose which plan is best suited for your needs… in order to defeat Aisha without respawning a million times!

Plan A requires unyielding strength with no signs of mercy. Brute force dominates all, you say? I like the way you think! In order to break into Queen Aisha’s Fortress, you will need to harness a power greater than both magic and strength combined… a power known as Chaos. It is risky, yes, but without the Chaos Gemeralds, you will have no chance at stopping Aisha’s reign. When broken apart, the Gemeralds will deposit Chaos into the one responsible, making them incredibly powerful and unstoppable. With this great power comes a greater consequence: whoever harnesses the amazing Chaos power will eventually turn into Chaos themselves… Talk about a double-edged sword (…that’s a really good idea for a new weapon)!

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Plan B takes a different route, metaphorically and literally. Sneaking through the back gate to the Fortress is a wise decision, since you won’t have to poke too many Dragons while they’re sleeping. However, there is a Cipher on the gate that needs to be decoded in order to enter. Intelligence and Wisdom plays a huge role in this Plan, so eat a good breakfast before you start this quest! Gather hints and translator runes (name pending!) from chilly monsters that will clue you in on how to solve the Cipher at the back gate. You will have to find clues to the 4-rune order, and then a fifth clue to decode the combination in order to sneak in undetected!

If everything goes according to plan (which hardly ever does), you and Nythera will be able to encounter Aisha for a final bout. If you can’t talk the Queen out of her cold-hearted plan of freezing the world of Lore over, then you will have to fight Her Majesty until she admits defeat. Rumor has it that the Queen is a dragon herself, so you might need a bit more than brawn and brain to take down this cold-hearted witch! Don’t try to throw water on her, either; she is an Ice Queen, after all!

Want to find out more about this week’s upcoming release? Buff your Int. Stats with a trip to the AQW Design Notes (!

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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