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  1. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    DRAKENSANG ONLINE STARTER'S GUIDE
    If this is your first time playing Drakensang Online, or you are new to online games, this short guide will help teach you the basics so you can get started quickly. If you have played other action RPGs or adventure games you should be able to dive right in to Drakensang Online without needing to read this guide.

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    What is Drakensang Online?
    Drakensang Online, or DSO, is a massively multiplayer action RPG. In short, you explore a large fantasy world, battle monsters or other players, collect and sell loot, gain experience and as you level up your character you will gain new skills and powers. This is all done in an online world filled with many other players who you can chat with, work with them as a team or ignore them if that is what you prefer.

    Server Selection
    When you log in to www.drakensangonline.com or via the Game Client with your account, a server selection window will pop-up. You can select one of the displayed servers to play on. There are 6 servers available: Agathon (US-East), Tegan (US-West), Balor (Player vs Player or PvP), Werian (Turkey), Grimmag (EU) and Heredur (EU). The game will suggest a server when you first log on (based on your location and server usage) in order to maximize your gaming experience. All servers are independent of one another; characters cannot switch from one server to another.

    Some considerations when choosing a server:

    • Ping time
    • Time Zone
    • PvP or PvE
    • Language

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    Once you select your server, you will be taken to the player backpage. From here you can start the game client, review character data, invite friends to play DSO and add more andermant to your character.

    Character Creation
    Creating a character is an easy process. The first time you log into a server, you will taken to the character creation screen. Here you can choose to be a Dragonknight, Spellweaver, Ranger, or Steam Mechanicus. You can also select your gender, character name (Forum/Chat rules still apply to names) and hairstyle.

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    You can have up to four different heroes per account, though all of your heroes will share the same Andermant account. After logging in, use the ‘switch’ button above the character to be forwarded to the character selection screen, where you can also create new characters. If you are using the downloadable client, you will see this screen immediately after logging in.

    Most important facts about the new multi-character accounts:

    • Up to four characters per account
    • One shared Andermant account
    • WARNING: To prevent exploits, you will be charged 200 Andermant for deleting characters. Be deliberate when creating a character.

    The ultimate question: Dragonknight, Spellweaver, Ranger or Steam Mechanicus - which is better?
    It really comes down to preference of combat style.

    • Dragonknights are melee fighters, so expect up close and personal combat with swords and shields.
    • Spellweavers harness the mystical arts to blast their enemies from a distance.
    • Rangers are exceptional range fighters with the bow, but are also good at melee combat.
    • Steam Mechanicus are masters of building machines and close ranged combat.

    First Steps in Drakensang Online
    While gameplay in DSO is fairly simple to learn, it wouldn't hurt to spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with the interface before diving into the gameplay.

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    Items are numbered in a clockwise fashion starting from the top left corner.
    1. Glyphs of Power - Melt enchanted and Unique items and use Glyphs to upgrade items.
    2. Shopping Cart - purchase Andermants and special offers using real currency.
    3. Andermant - A major form of currency that is found in-game and may be bought for real money by clicking the shopping cart.
    4. Draken - Currency earned from special events and can be spent on Gnob (the Event merchant).
    5. Coins (gold / silver / copper) - In-game currency used to repair equipment, to buy basic equipment, essence, transport between urban areas and craft equipment. Note: "Coins" are equivalent to "coppers." 100 coppers automatically converts to 1 silver. 100 silver automatically converts to 1 gold.
    6. Badges of Honor - Earned in PvP fights.
    7. Character (C) - Displays informative information about your character.
    8. Journal (Q) - Lists all active quests you are doing, the compendium, achievements, and daily quest.
    9. Skills (S) - Shows the talent tree for Experience, Knowledge and Fame.
    10. Inventory (I) - Shows your equipped items as well as your storage bags.
    11. World Map (W) - Displays the world map.
    12. Shop (T) - A buy-only shop accessible from anywhere.
    13. Map (M) - Displays the zone map overlay on the screen.
    14. Player Search (F) - Opens a control panel where you can search for players by name, manage buddies, guilds, groups and see who's online for the area you are currently in.
    15. Battle Registration (J) - You can register and join various battles in Hero's Arena.
    16. Rankings (L) - View PvP rankings among peers.
    17. Event (E) - Shows an advertisement and progress bar for the active event.
    18. Premium Account - Identifier for players who purchased a premium account
    19. Fullscreen (F12) - Switches the game window to fullscreen with no window borders.
    20. Main Menu - Lists options available to the player. You can manage your game settings (volume, graphics, key bindings, etc), switch characters and (if you play from the Client) buttons to Support and the Forums.
    21. Name of Active Quest - The name of the current quest you have have active is visible.
    22. Location of Active Quest - The map where you can make progress on your quest. Note that for quests which span multiple maps, this will not be true.
    23. Description of Active Quest
    24. Controls for Active Quest Tab - You can hide the quest tab, view your entire quest list (Hotkey: Q) or scroll through your quests.
    25. Group display (B)
    26. Name of group
    27. Level of the player. This will change to show a spirit stone icon if the player is dead.
    28. Class, Name and Health of the character.
    29. Essence Toggle (X) - Essences equippped here will not take up inventory space.
    30. Mana / Concentration / Rage / Steam - Amount available to use special skills. You can also slot in resource potions and activate them with the default hotkey G.
    31. Mount (O) - Slot your favourite Mount or Epic Mount in for quick access.
    32. Name of current map and type of zone it is (M)
    33. Tab - Use "Tab" to switch the abilities used for the RMB.
    34. RMB - Activate the assigned skill be clicking on the right mouse button.
    35. LMB - Activate the assigned skill be clicking on the left mouse button.
    36. Experience Bar - Lists the experience progress at the current level
    37. Hotkeys 1-7 - assign a function to these 7 spots
    38. Temporary Notifications - Indicates temporary changes in your environment that may affect game-play.
    39. Hit Points - Indicates the amount of Health Points. You can also slot in health potions and activate them with the default hotkey H.
    40. Teleport (P) - Teleport back to the last urban area you visited.
    41. Release number, Date and Time of the last update.
    42. Chat Tab - Designate desired chat audience.
    43. (V) - Hide / Reveal chat box.
    44. Global Chat Filter - Activate to remove all chat not in your default language.
    45. Chat Scroll - View your chat history by clicking on the up/down arrows.
    46. Notifications - Click to open and view the active notifications.
    Quests
    Your adventure begins in the Fortress of the Alliance. You will see an NPC called Caintain Fairfax with a blue '?' over head. This indicated he has a quest that you can finish by talking to him.

    *Note on Fortress of the Alliance. Make sure you complete the quests in this region. You cannot return to any of these maps when you leave!

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    Click on Captain Fairfax with your LMB to open his dialogue. You will now be presented the quest information and the rewards rewards for completing this quest. Click the green check to accept the quest.

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    If you open your Quest Log (hotkey "Q"), you will now see Attack on the Anderworld listed there. If you click on that, you will see the quest requirements displayed in a window on the right pane that you just learned from the quest giver, in case you forgot what you need to do. You can also see the reward for completing the Quest.

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    In this instance, to complete Attack on the Anderword, proceed further up the fortress and enter the High Hall. After you have slain the Anderworld Creatures there, talk to Master V. After you have spoken to him, you can enter the Fortress Forge.

    Most of the time, when you hand in a quest, that person will also provide you with a new quest. The more quests you perform, the more will become available to you.

    *Note: when you open the mini map (hotkey "M"), you will also be able to see the locations of the quest givers with either a "!" or "?".

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    Loot
    Show me the money! You can come by loot several ways. Mobs will drop items when they are killed or they can be found in various chests and barrels. Common loot types are gold, andermant, essence, potions, weapons and armor/equipment. Simply click the loot on the ground with your LMB to pick it up; it will then either be in your Inventory or automatically equipped on your character.

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    Loot can also be found in common chests or locked chests that require lockpicks. Lockpicks can be found or purchased by accessing the Shop via the menu bar.

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    Quest items can also drop from select mobs if you have a related quest in your Quest Log, these items commonly have a light blue glow surrounding them and usually look like pots and chests.

    If your bags are full, you will not be able to pick up anymore loot. You can either head back to town to sell of unwanted items, or invest in more bag slots through the Shop button. But eventually you will have to sell items no matter how much bag space you have.

    Equipping Items
    Once you have picked up or purchased some new equipment, you can then equip this on your character in the Inventory window (hotkey "I"). Double click on the item you want to equip, or you can drag and drop it from your bags to the appropriate slot on your character above. Un-equipping items works the same way.

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    Changing Zones
    To access another zone click on the blue glowing arrow. In regards to the Fortress of the Alliance, there is only one exit from this zone, which leads you into the Fortress Forge. Once you have completed all the quest areas, you will step out into your first town--Grimford.

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    Later zones are much larger, with multiple spots to enter other zones, towns and dungeons.

    Towns
    Towns are a safe haven. You cannot be attacked by another player even if you are in PvP mode. Here you can buy and sell items, embark on new quests or even just sit and chat and meet your fellow adventurers.

    Most of the traders around towns have the same items that are available through your Shop button, but they are still handy since you can still sell them your unwanted items.

    The Blacksmith is unique; his items (weapons and armor) can only be purchased through him, and he is the only trader that can repair your damaged gear.

    By using the mini map, you can see the location of each of the traders in town by their blue insignias.
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    Dungeons
    Unlike the rest of Drakensang Online, dungeons are the only zones that are seperated from the rest of the players. When you enter a dungeon, that is your own private dungeon until you leave. If you are in a group when entering a dungeon, the rest of your group will be able to join you inside.

    Dungeons also have a parallel world similar to a "difficulty" setting. Normal is the basic version of a dungeon, while the parallel world is for much higher level players to re-experience earlier content again but with much harder mobs and bosses.

    *NOTE: The harder the setting the higher level the loot drop.

    Travel Stone
    If you're feeling weary from running or just don't feel like running the gauntlet of mobs to get to another location, there are travel stones conveniently placed within each urban area, dungeon, and many wilderness areas.

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    The travel stones instantly zap you to areas that you have previously visited...for a price of course. Each teleport will cost either coins, but how can you place a cost on convenience?!!

    When you click on the travel stone, it will open the world map. Green is your current location and accessible regions have a blue stone. Select your destination and you will have the option to teleport or cancel if your pocketbook is feeling a bit light.

    Note: Not all locations have a travel stones.

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  2. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Identifying Items

    Unknown items are magical in nature, which means you need some help to find out what they are.

    Items shaded green, blue, purple, orange and uniques are valuable items of varying rarity. With the exception of event uniques, all armour dropped has a large question mark on it. It cannot be used in this state. In order to use the item you must first identify it. This is accomplished by opening your inventory and right-clicking on the item you want to identify. Once you identify it, the armour will be coloured, display the final stats, and be usable at last.
    • Green = Improved (common)
    • Blue = Magic (uncommon)
    • Purple = Extraordinary (rare)
    • Orange = Legendary (very very very...you get the idea)
    • Yellow = Unique (how lucky do you feel?)
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    The same item, before and after identifying, with a simple right click.
     
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  3. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Hotkeys

    Below are the default hotkey commands for your keyboard:
    • 1-7 - Quick slots
    • B - Display / hide Group information
    • C - Opens the Character window
    • E - Opens the Event window
    • F - Opens the Player Search window
    • G - Toggles mana/rage/concentration/steam potions.
    • H - Toggles health pots
    • I - Opens the Inventory window
    • J - Opens the Battle Registration window
    • L - Opens the PvP Rankings window
    • M - Toggle area map
    • O - Toggles mount slot
    • P - Home teleport
    • Q - Opens the Journals window
    • S - Opens the Skills/Talents window
    • T - Opens the Shop window
    • W - Display world map
    • V - Opens / closes the chat box
    • X - Essence slot switch
    • Tab - Changes over which skill is togged by right clicking.
    • CTRL - Overlays player names and items for easier spotting.
    • Shift - Holding shift will root the character in place. This allows you to attack and not worry about accidentally moving; more a benefit to ranged classes, but still useful to melee classes in some situations.
    • Enter - Open/Close the text box; send message.
    • F10 - Save a screenshot of the game onto your desktop.
    • F12 - Fullscreen option
    Most keys bindings can be customized in the Keyboard Settings option, which is found by clicking the "Main Menu" button in the upper right corner, then selecting Settings.

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  4. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Combining Items

    Find the Workbench in any urban area (except Grimford). Use it to:
    • Combine enchanted items
    • Combine quest items
    To combine gems - see Jeweler

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    Crafting Enchanted Equipment
    There are several requirements for combining enchanted equipment:
    • You can combine different items. For example, you can drag and drop one ring, one glove, one boot and one robe into the crafting slots. However, the resulting item will be random. If you like surprises, try it. You never know what you'll get. If you're the kind of person that has to shake presents because you can't stand the suspense, stick to combining similar items.
    • The items can be of varying levels but keep in mind that if you combine a lower level with higher level items, the output will be of an average level. Whereas four of the same level item with result in a same level item.
    • All items must be of the same rarity. For example, four improved or four magical rings.
    • Crafting will cost some coins or Andermant. How much it costs will vary depending on the level of the rarity and level of the items on the work bench. In general, the higher the rarity, and the higher the level, the higher the cost. There is no difference between crafting with coins or crafting with Andermant. Crafting costs can be reduced with Premium or Deluxe Premium.
    Simply click the workbench and a window will open to combine items. Drag your items into the slots, click "Combine Items" and PRESTO, an item with the next level rarity will be crafted.

    Restrictions
    Here are the most important ones:

    Old Enchantments
    A text will show up when you try to combine items with old and incompatible enchantments as these cannot be combined at the Workbench.

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    Gemstones in items
    Items that have gemstones in their slots cannot be combined

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    Incompatible items
    Should a set of items not be compatible a text will indicate this inability once the fourth and final item has been inserted in to the workbench. This applies where:
    • Items must be of the same rarity
    • When combining 4 Legendary items into 1 Legendary item, it must be of the same type (eg. 4 pairs of boots)
    • Items cannot be of a Basic rarity
    • Unique and/or quest items must be specific and correct for crafting

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    Equipped Items
    Items that are currently equipped by your character cannot be used at the workbench.

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    Low Level Items
    Items below level 10 cannot be crafted.

    Inheriting enchantments
    If the four items are identical (eg. 4 torsos), then there is the possibility of inheriting one or more lines of enchantment (and their value) from the raw items, as well as the creation of one new, completely random line.

    For example:


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    Result Preview
    If you insert 4 items of the same item type and rarity you will be able to see a preview of the stats of the item that will be the result of the crafting process. (left picture)

    Should the items be of the same rarity but different item category/type, then the tooltip will not be able to give you a preview. (right picture)


    Preview: Inherited vs Random Enchantments
    When combining 4 items of the same item category/type the 1 newly crafted item will always inherit a random selection of enchantments of the ingredients.
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    When combining 4 items of different item category/type the enchantments will always be completely random.Before hitting the Combine button to finalize the crafting process, you will be able to see exactly how many enchantments will be inherited from the 4 ingredient items.

    The preview will list up either:
    + inherited enchantment
    or
    + random enchantment

    Note: the following examples are made with items that have the maximum number of enchantments possible in their rarity.

    Improved ItemsMagic Item
    The crafted magic item will inherit 1 out of the 4 enchantments from the 4 improved items and will get 1 additional random enchantment. In total the crafted magic item will have 2 enchantments.

    Magic ItemExtraordinary Item
    The crafted extraordinary item will inherit 2 out of the 8 enchantments from the 4 magic items and will get 1 additional random enchantment. In total the crafted extraordinary item will have 3 enchantments.

    Extraordinary ItemLegendary Item
    The crafted legendary item will inherit 3 out of the 12 enchantments from the 4 extraordinary items and will get 1 additional random enchantment. In total the crafted legendary item will have 4 enchantments.

    Legendary ItemNew Legendary Item
    The crafted legendary item will inherit 4 out of the 16 enchantments from the 4 legendary items. In total the crafted legendary item will have 4 enchantments.

    Combine levels:
    • 4 Basic = cannot combine
    • 4 Improved = 1 Magical
    • 4 Magical = 1 Extraordinary
    • 4 Extraordinary = 1 Legendary
    • 4 Legendary = 1 Legendary
    • 4 Uniques = Generally cannot craft, with the exception of some event and parallel world uniques. Unique crafting follow their own rules that do not apply to other items.
    Genealogy of Enchantments
    Once you have clicked Combine and the new item has been crafted, you will be able to see directly where the inherited enchantments originated from.

    Hover over the ingredient items with your mouse cursor and their tool tip will show you if the enchantment originated from the item. If the enchantment was inherited the enchantment will be highlighted in the color blue. If the enchantment did not make it to the newly crafted item, the enchantment will be greyed out. (see infographic below)

    All sorts of combinations are possible. The crafted item can inherit all enchantments from only one item, or sometimes none of the enchantments of an ingredient item. Simply take a look at the tool tip and see which enchantments have been greyed out, these are the enchantments that have not been inherited.

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    Finalizing Crafted Item
    If you are satisfied with the result, you can click on Accept and finalize the crafting process. Should you be unsatisfied with the result and wanted to inherit other enchantments then you can click on Revert and try your luck again.
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    Revert Crafting
    The Workbench allows you to revert 1 crafted item back to 2 of the 4 items it was crafted from, the ingredient items.

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    Only 2 out of the 4 ingredient items will be available again, not all 4 of them. Place the items that you prefer to keep in case you want to revert in the first and second slot from the left hand side (see picture). These items will be the 2 items that you will keep, in case you choose to revert.

    Remember, reverting is only possible if you have 4 items of the same rarity and item type.

    Once you have inserted the 4th and last item into the workbench a text will show up and notify you about the next step.

    Only in case you won’t be able to revert and recover the 4 items that you use for crafting, the following message will pop up before you click the button Combine.

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    If you proceed anyway, then your items will be combined to 1 new item but you won’t be able to recover them at anymore.

    Costs of reverting crafting
    Reverting a crafted item back to the 2 of 4 ingredient is will cost you 25% of the price you paid to combine them.

    Slots for Gemstones
    Newly crafted items always inherit slots of ingredient items, provided that the ingredient items had slots. The gem slots are always the average of the gem slots on the input items.

    Example:
    If all 4 ingredient items have each 2 gem slots, then the crafted item will also have 2 gem slots. If 3 of the ingredient items each only have 1 gem slot and 1 ingredient item has 5 gem slots, then the crafted item will have 2 gem slots.

    Rules
    Simply count the number of gem slots on the ingredient items and divide it by 4, then you will know how many gem slots will be in the crafted item. Results with decimal numbers follow the rule of adjusting up- and downwards.

    After dividing by 4, if the number ends with...
    • 0.25 = round down
    • 0.5 = round up
    • 0.75 = round up

    Combing items of different categories
    When combining items of the same rarity but different item category the following rules apply. If all 4 items are of a different type then each type bas 25% to be the crafted item type. The result item will have completely random stats based on its item type.

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    The more item types are the same, the higher the chance that the crafted item type will be the same. In the pictured example the chance to get a staff is 75% and the chance to get a book is 25%.

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    See also: Crafting 2.0 (DSO wiki link)
     
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  5. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Trading / Auction

    Is there a trading system in Drakensang Online?

    No, you are unable to trade or sell items (equipment, currency, consumables...) to other players.

    Can I share items between characters on the same account?

    Only Andermants are shared between characters of the same account, on the same server.
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Map Symbols

    [​IMG] Alchemist : Purchase health elixirs and mana/concentration/rage/steam potions
    [​IMG] Artifact Merchant : Purchase magical equipment for Andermant
    [​IMG] Battle Master : Receive PvP related quest, purchase items for Badges of Honor, turn on open PvP, located in every major Urban Area except Grimford and Dwarven Expedition Camp
    [​IMG] Blacksmith : Purchase basic items, repair equipment, upgrade equipment
    Ess merch.png Essence Merchant : Purchase stacks of Essences for Andermants or coins
    [​IMG] Event Merchant : On occasion, find an event merchant with limited-time sales
    [​IMG] Exclamation Point (yellow) : Location to pickup new quest
    [​IMG] Exclamation Point (blue) : Location to pick up repeatable quest
    [​IMG] Exclamation Point (teal) : Location to pick up an event quest
    [​IMG] Jeweler : Purchase gems, combine gems, remove gems, add gem slots
    [​IMG] Kobold, Protector of Treasure : Unlock level 10 on the knowledge tree to access additional storage space
    [​IMG] Location Marker : Some corners of the map are specially flagged, for easier spotting
    [​IMG] Magical Weaver : Come to Zahir for the finest Cloaks, costumes, and emotes
    [​IMG] Merchant (buff) : Purchase buffs, dyes, pets
    [​IMG] Priest (blessing) : Purchase blessings
    [​IMG] Question Mark (yellow) : Location of quest target
    [​IMG] Question Mark (blue) : Location of quest designation for a repeatable quest
    [​IMG] Tamer : Purchase mounts
    [​IMG] Travel Stone : Transport to another location for coins
    [​IMG] Work Bench : Combine 4 items of similar rarity
    prem merch icon.png Purveyor to the Royal Court : Emilia, the Premium merchant, only available in Kingshill.
    jester icon.png Jesters : Gamble away your gold and andermant for goodies at The Jesters!
    zumpe icon.png The Curious Merchant : Purchase specialty items from Zumpe.
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Quests

    Aid the citizens of Duria and you will be generously rewarded.

    Quest Basics:

    Exclamation marks above an NPC indicate a new quest that can be picked up. Complete the task (e.g. kills enemies, talk to NPCs, pick up items, etc.). Often times you are required to return to the same NPC (who will now have a question mark above the head) and collect your reward. Possible rewards include: coins, andermant, experience, and unique equipment.​

    Start

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    Finish

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    To review all you active quests, open up the quest window (Hot-key "Q") and click through your quests. You are limited to 10 active quests. Quests are separated into PvE/PvP quest and Event quests.

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    Quests and Mini Map

    Your mini map (Hot-key "M") will indicate of all the quest opportunities (? and ! ) available at your given location. Question marks on a mini map signify new quest and contact locations to complete quests. Often times, these are tasks that require you to collect objects or speak to an NPC located in a stationary position. Click on the object to complete the task.​

    Why are some Exclamation marks blue?

    Some quests allow for repeatable opportunities and, thus, are colored in blue on the mini map. You may choose to pick up an old quest and complete for coin rewards. Repeating these quests will not offer bonuses to experience or andermant. You do not to have to repeat these quests to progress in the game.​

    How come I have no more quests available to me?

    New quests are triggered as the player levels up, so you may need to gain some experience on your own and boost your level before you can access new quests. Also, make sure you are in an area where the monsters surrounding you are of similar level to yourself.​

    How do I get rid of a quest object in my inventory?

    If you no longer wish to continue an active quest, open the quest window (Hot-key "Q") and trash the appropriate quest. All objects and progress of the quest will be deleted. Occasionally, you may need to left-click and drag the quest item from you inventory into empty space to destroy.​

    I have 4 items in my inventory for the quest, but cannot turn in the quest. Now what?

    Some quests require you to combine the items at a workbench. Place the items in the workbench, combine, and you should be able to progress to the next step of the quest.​

    The quest requires me to pick up an item but I cannot find a question mark in the wilderness.

    Some objects are dropped from monsters. Find the appropriate monster and slay it. You should find your quest item then.​

    How do quests work if I am in a group?

    Groups can make completing tasks significantly easier. Group members share all kills and quest rewards. Note: Members of your group must be in the same map to share quest progress.
    • Kill x number of monsters - All kills made by anyone in your group will count toward a "kill" for your quest.
    • Kill boss - All members of the group with the quest will receive the appropriate drop.
    What is the maximum number of quests I can take at one time?

    Players can simultaneously accept 10 total PvP/PvE quests and 10 Event quests.
    If I delete a quest, will I have to complete the whole series quests again?

    No, your completed portion of the series is saved. If you delete a quest and then reaccept it, you will only have to complete the latest part of the quest.​

    Daily Quest

    Daily Quests refreshes at 12:00 AM UTC. For more information on Daily Quests, click HERE.​
     
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  8. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Treasure Chests

    In Dracania (in every difficulty mode), dungeons you'll often come across shabby chests, these shabby chests can be opened cost free, and the contents range from copper to andermant, cots, gear etc. However sometimes you'll be lucky enough to find lock picks:
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    These can be collected to open the following chests shown below, these spawn in (All Difficulty) dungeons. Note that some Legendary Chests will spawn opened and cannot be interacted with, as Treasure Hunters must have gotten there before you did ;):

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    You can also buy lock picks from the shop.

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    They can be obtained through The Jesters as well.
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Mentor Bonus

    Your secondary characters earn bonus honor and knowledge!

    All your characters, who have a lower level in the talents of honor and wisdom than your most advanced character, will now receive a +200% bonus on “Badges of honor” and +100% bonus “Ancient wisdom” received, so that they can reach the same level as your best character thrice as fast. The bonus is shown as a status effect.

    Mentor Bonus:

    [​IMG] +200% honor after completing battles
    [​IMG] +100% more Ancient Wisdom from all sources (Daily Quest & drops)

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    Which character is the "mentor"?

    The character with the highest level honor and knowledge will automatically be the mentor for each respective talent. The mentor will not receive the bonus, but will allow all other characters to benefit from his/her experience. You can have two different mentors, one for each talent. Experience level does not factor into this bonus.​
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Daily Challenges
    Participate in and complete your Daily Challenges (also called Daily Quest) for special rewards.

    How to Access:
    Once you reach level 6, upon logging in for first time of the day, a notification signal drops down the left corner of the screen. Click to open. To access your daily quest after that, open the Journal window (default hotkey "Q") and click the tab titled "Daily challenges."

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    Blue: The challenges available.
    Green: The tier of the challenges displayed.
    Gold: Bonus rewards for completing multiple challenges in a day.

    When will I get my next Daily Quest?
    Daily quest options always reset at UTC 12:00 AM. A countdown timer can be found at the bottom of the quest window.

    How does the "Reshuffle" work?
    For 40 Andermant, reshuffle a single challenge option. The rewards will not reshuffle unless it is an event-related challenge. Reshuffles are not random! You will always get all possible challenges before some of them appear again in the list.

    Players with premium can reshuffle for free.

    Quest Possibilities:
    Quests fall into 3 categories: Generic, Boss, and PvP. Generic include challenges about crafting, killing monsters, completing quests. Boss challenges are related to killing champions or different types of bosses. PvP challenges are about defeating other fellow players or winning battleground encounters!

    During events, you may also see event-related challenges.


    For the PvP wins, how are wins counted?
    Defeat players no more than 5 level below you in the wilderness or in the arena. Kills made by your group-mates also count toward your total. You will stop getting "defeat" credit if you kill the same player more than 5 times. The penalty will last for the rest of the day (until you receive a new daily log-in bonus).

    What are the rewards for completing a challenge?
    Completing a single challenge will reward you with the specified amount coins, essences, or honor points displayed on the challenge you selected. In addition, you will receive a temporary buff, the effects of which are explained on the tooltip that will appear if you hover over the icon above your skills.

    Buffs can temporarily increase coins drops, HP, Materi Fragments drop, resistance, amount of honor points from open PvP kills or arena matches, or decrease the amount of damage other players can inflict upon your character.

    What is the "tier" system of challenges?
    There are 3 tiers: bronze, silver, and gold. You will start with Bronze challenges by default. Completing a Bronze challenge in a given category will give you the option to continue with a Silver challenge in that same category. After completing a Silver one, the Gold will get unlocked. The higher you get in the tiers, the better the rewards are! Silver challenges are limited to players 25+, while Gold challenges are limited to players 40+.

    Thus, a player level 40+ can complete up to 9 challenges on a single toon.

    Completing additional challenges has the added benefit of reaping in bonus rewards! Players who cannot access the higher tier challenges will also find they cannot access all of the bonus rewards.

    The first solved challenge gives out Ancient Wisdom. Apart from that, there is randomized selection of Realm Fragments, equipment pieces, lockpicks, health potions, and sometimes even a Gilded Clover!

    Common Technical Problem:

    Why don't I get any new daily quests? It says "New daily quests are being loaded... New daily quests available in 00h 00min."
    The issue can sometimes occur when you change your local PC time. If you sync your computer time to the correct local time, the daily quests should appear/load normally again. You can find your time/date setting by right clicking your clock on the task bar and selecting time/date settings.

     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Skills System
    There are 3 different systems you can customize your character's skills, talents and stats. Access the skills with the default hotkey S.
    • You get a maximum of 50 talent points per system.
    • There are 3 different systems:
      • Experience
      • Knowledge
      • Honor
    • For each of the system you can get 50 talent points.
    • So in total you character can have 150 talent points.
    • You need the points to unlock talents of each of the systems.
    Example for Talent Points needed to unlock skills:
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    How do I progress in these each of these different systems?
    • For the Experience tree, collect experience by slaying monsters and completing quests.
    • For the Knowledge tree, collect wisdom drops from worthy monsters, the daily quest, or purchasing through the Trade (hotkey: T).
    • For the Honor tree, collect honor points by defeating other players in PvP.
    How much of each type of progress do I need to collect to level?
    The three trees operate independently of each other, so you have to collect each type of progress separately to level each one. There is no requirement to level all the trees, so you can level each one as much or as little as you want.
    LevelXP LevelPvP-TreeWisdom-Tree
    CurrencyXP pointsHonor pointsAncient wisdom
    1050150
    2100100150
    3340150150
    4560200150
    51000250150
    61300325500
    71900400500
    82500500500
    93100600500
    103900800500
    1149001000750
    1263001250750
    1379001500750
    1499001900750
    1512,1002400750
    1614,90030003000
    1718,30037003000
    1823,00046003000
    1928,00057003000
    2032,00070003000
    2140,00086003000
    2249,00010,5003000
    2358,00013,0003000
    2470,00016,0003000
    2586,00020,0003000
    26104,00024,0003000
    27119,00029,0003000
    28132,00035,0003000
    29152,00043,0003000
    30168,00052,0003000
    31190,00063,0003500
    32210,00076,0003500
    33240,00092,0003500
    34260,000110,0003500
    35280,000130,0003500
    36330,000160,0004000
    37400,000190,0004000
    38495,000230,0004000
    39670,000280,0004000
    40905,000350,0004000
    411,920,000420,0004500
    422,100,000490,0004500
    432,350,000560,0004500
    443,000,000630,0004500
    454,000,000700,0004500
    464,300,000770,0005000
    475,300,000840,0005000
    486,200,000910,0005000
    496,700,000980,0005000
    507,000,0001,050,0005000
    515500
    525500
    535500
    545500
    555500
    Total 1-5548,000,0009,317,525164,500
     
  12. DSO Community Admin

    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Experience Tree

    Experience Tree.png

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    How do I use the Experience tree?
    The Experience Tree can be accessed by the default hotkey S.

    You also can view all your skills here. The white box in the image above has the skills that you have already unlocked and can use. You can drag and drop these anywhere on your skill bar and use the corresponding key or mouse button to activate it.

    Talents are circled in the yellow box. You must have a minimum level of 4 to have any talents to use. Talents can modify the effects a skill will perform, but require a certain number of Experience Talent points.

    Each time you level up, you will receive a notification on the middle-bottom of the screen, just above the skill bar, and an opportunity to upgrade your Experience tree.


    What does the Experience tree do for me?
    • With every point on the Experience tree, you are granted one talent point.
    • When you have accumulated enough talent points, you can spend them to upgrade your basic skills.

    Possible Talent Choices:

    Can I reset my Experience tree?
    Yes, press the "gears" button on the upper right side to completely reset the tree.

    You can also left-click a talent that has already been selected to deselect just that one talent.
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Knowledge Tree

    Knowledge Tree.png

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    What are the benefits of building the Knowledge tree?
    • Every level, you receive one skill point.
    • You can spend your skill point on different talents.
    How do I build the Knowledge tree?
    Collect a predetermined amount of Ancient Wisdom ([​IMG])to boost your Knowledge tree. The Knowledge tree is currently capped at level 55.

    How do I collect Ancient Wisdom?
    There are many different ways of gaining wisdom:
    • Slay "worthy" monsters +/- 5 levels of your hero and pick up randomly dropped Ancient Wisdom.
    • Purchase it from the Trader (default hotkey: T) for Andermant.
    • Special Events may reward Ancient Wisdom, which will be received as an object in your inventory. Right-click to claim.
    • Choose and complete the daily quest for 250 Ancient Wisdom. This becomes available at level 8. Daily quests can be found either by clicking the notification that drops down on the left or accessing the Quest menu (default hotkey: Q) and selecting the Daily quest tab.
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    I can no longer collect Ancient Wisdom.
    Ancient Wisdom can not be collected beyond the currently allowable maximum.

    Why do some of my characters get bonus Ancient Wisdom and others don't?
    See Mentor bonus.

    How do I reset my Knowledge Talents?
    The gear icon in the upper right corner will completely reset all your wisdom tree points.

    For the Basic Wisdom Talents, left click to add points to a talent, and right click to remove points from a talent.

    For the Class Specific Talents, left click to select a talent, and left click to deselect the talent.

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    Basic Wisdom Talents
    These are wisdom talents (circled in yellow in the image above) are available to all classes.
    • Agility - Increase attack speed by 1,6% per point spent.
    • Attack - Increases base damage by 2,0% per point spent.
    • Vitality - Increase hitpoint by 3,0% per point spent.
    • Mobility - Increases travel speed by 1,0% per point spent.
    Specific Wisdom Talents
    These are wisdom talents that are specific to a class (circled in red in the image above).
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Honor Tree

    Honor Tree.png

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    What bonuses do you get from the Honor tree?
    Sometimes referred to as the PvP tree, the Fame tree will boost your talents, power and defense only in player vs. player scenarios.
    • With every level achieved, you gain 1 Honor Talent Point.
    • You can spend your Honor Talent Point on modifying different talents.
    How do I build the Fame tree?
    The steps to building the Fame tree are similar to those used to expand the Experience or Wisdom trees. The difference is that this tree is built on Honor Points.

    For more information on Honor, click HERE.

    What are Badges of Honor and how do I get them?
    Earn Badges of Honor by bravely participating in arena battles or by slaying "worthy" opponents (no more than 5 levels below you) in open PvP battles. You may then choose to spend your hard earned Badges of Honor by upgrading your Honor tree to further assert your strength in future sparring encounters.

    Badges of Honor available are listed in the top left corner next to the crown:

    PvP HB.jpg

    Can I reset my Fame tree?
    Yes, try out new tactics and talents by reconfiguring your Fame tree by clicking the gear icon in the upper right corner to completely reset your tree.

    For talents that permit you to customize exactly how many points you want to put in, left-click to add talent points, and right click to remove talent points.

    For talents that require a certain quantity of points to activate it, left-click to select the talent. Left-click again to deselect the talent.


    What are these special talents?
    There are two types: Basic Fame Talents, that are common to all classes, and Specific Fame Talents, different for each class.

    Basic Fame Talents
    fa2.jpgFavored by the crowd - Gain 1.0% more Honor points per Match.
    fa3.jpgPuncturing Shots - Increases damage vs player by 1.0% per spent point.
    fa4.jpgSteadfast - Reduces damage taken by players by 1.0% per spent point.
    fa5.jpgDefiance - All stunning effects from players will be reduced by 1,5% per spent point.
    fa6.jpgBattle Instincts (enter a frenzy mode after killing a player)
    Cost: 10 Points
    Effect: When killing a player you will receive a 25% damage and 25 % movement speed for 6 seconds.
    fa7b.jpgReady to Fight (heal yourself after killing a player)
    Cost 10 Points
    Effect: When killing a player you will regenerate 20% of your maximum Health pool instantly
    fa7.jpgSupportive Aura (Drop a Protection aura on the ground when you die)
    Cost: 20 Points
    Effect: Whenever you die your character will create a supportive aura (6 Meter diameter) that
    10% of their Max HP every second, +20 resource pro sec. The rune will stay for a maximum
    of 8 seconds and perish afterwards. The effect of support runes does not stack on top of
    each other. If two player die near to each other only one rune will have an effect on players
    within the area.
    Cooldown time: 1 Minute
    Specific Fame Talents
    Select a class to view:
     
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    DSO Community Admin S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Combat Value
    Between the display of your character’s health- and experience points you can now find your character’s overall Combat Value (CV). The Combat Value is an advanced version of what the community calls a “DPI - damage performance index”. The total score of a character’s Combat Value is calculated and determined by the attributes listed below. The Combat Value is meant to help you identify whenever your character is becoming stronger or weaker when you change one of the listed attributes.Each item will get its own score and when comparing items via the item comparison you will be able to see which item is more beneficial to your total Combat Value score.

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    For example: Your character finds a new weapon with better values than your current weapon. However, when equipped, your Combat Value decreases, which indicates that your character is becoming weaker. Perhaps the weapon, combined with the rest of your equipment, is not having a good synergetic effect and thus you decide to not equip the weapon and keep your current weapon.

    Three categories of factors are taken into account when calculating your character's Combat Value: defense, offense, and skills/talents.
    Maximum Health Points
    Armor Value
    All Resistances
    Block Strength
    Block Rate
    Minimum Damage
    Maximum Damage
    *(including Essences)
    Attack Speed
    Critical Hit Rate
    Critical Damage
    Skills
    Experience Talents
    Wisdom Talents
    Honor Talents
    Note: The overall Combat Value of two different character classes with the same level can be different because different character classes have not the same maximum attributes, for example health points. That is why the values for the Dragonknight are the highest for now. This might be changed (a class based factor that reduces the value of certain enchantments) to allow for better comparison between classes.

    Better equipment notifications
    Your character will receive notifications for potential better items (regarding item rarity and level). You can equip items directly from the notification window. Under Game Settings you can turn this feature on and off.
     
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    Daily Deal
    Daily Deal allows you to select costumes, mounts, gems bags and special items, such as runes, lucky spheres or travel rations to Parallel World, for example, and event items as rewards for daily andermant spending.

    Where can I find it?

    There are three different ways to open Daily Deal window, where you can find all the information, including rewards and their value.

    1. Every day, when you login into your character, it will pop-up a box on the left side of your screen as a blue box with a rooster on it.

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    2. By clicking in Shop button (top left of your screen) and then selecting the Daily Deal tab.


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    3. Using hotkey “T” and opening Daily Deal tab (see step 2).


    How does it work?

    Every day, when you login for the first time into your character (Note that every character will have different daily deals), you can select some deals in exchange for some andermant.

    Attention! Daily Deals will only count when you select one reward per category: copper, silver and gold. The value of each reward depends on the category it is placed. So, gold rewards are more valuable than silver and coppers ones.


    1. Open the daily deal tab.
    2. Select one item per category (copper, silver and gold).
    3. Press “Accept” button.
    For example, we decided to select the following rewards for today’s daily deal:
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    Copper: Lucky Sphere of Mantis
    -
    Silver: 4 Gem Bag
    -
    Gold: Armored Brown Ram.

    Layout view should look like:

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    4. Now, that you have selected the desired rewards, you have to spend your andermant currency in order to achieve those rewards.

    a. For the daily deal, you just have to spend your andermant regardless where and how: buying directly on T-Shop (gems; refiners; mounts; emotes, etc.) any item in exchange of andermant;
    b. you can also go to the Jesters and try your luck or
    c. paying 120 andermant if you want to revive your character in the same place where he died.
    5. In order to see your progress, which means the total amount spent so far and the remaining one, you have a progress bar on the left side of the Daily Deal tab.

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    In this case, the selected rewards cost 35989 Andermants. You can always check reward’s value by passing your cursor nearby the icon.

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    The total value is summative, which means it results from the sum of every selected reward value. In this case, 1749 + 5490 + 28 750 = 35989 as a total of andermant to spend in order to receive all three rewards.

    Note that you have a timer – which means, rewards will shuffle at midnight.

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    Once you are spending andermants in the game (as explaining in point 4.), your progress is increasing. Whenever, in this case, you achieve 1749 andermant spent, you’ll receive your reward directly into your inventory and a message will appear.

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    Press the button to accept it.

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    If you open, again, the Daily Deal tab, you can check your progress so far.

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    If you want to get all your selected rewards, you just have to spend your andermant.

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    There are especial items available only in daily deal tab! One of those items is Materi Fragment blessing rune, that gives you 10% more Materi Fragments per drop.

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