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Announcement Curse of the Black Knights: Dragan Event Guide [October 2016 Edition]

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    Official Walkthrough


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    Quick Overview:

    Required levels15-50 (see notice below)
    Duration2 weeks
    Please notice: You can play the event on your own (single), but it might be way easier to play in a group. Some of the challenges of this event are quite the feat – consider yourself warned!


    What’s new in this edition?

    • The event will last 2 weeks – on the other hand, there are only two mini challenges (don’t be sad – this means that Dragan is visiting us more regularly in the future!)
    • We have extended the minimum level of participationto level 15 (the Painful and Excruciating difficulties, however, are kept for seasoned heroes levels 30 and 50 respectively).
    • We have added brand new daily quests for this event! Make sure you visit Janus Fox regularly during this event as he’ll be handling different quests with some rewards on top!
    • Removed all Halloween references – and changed them with tons of candy!
    • We have readjusted some Cursed Pearl entries fees for different maps and statues.
    • All maps have now different difficulty levels to choose from.
    • You can now directly enter Castel Ravencaw on Painful mode without having to fight your way through the Normal version first simply by choosing the difficulty in the new entrance window.
    • Castle Ravencaw on Painful mode welcomes also heroes from levels 15 to 29. In this way, lower characters can also give it a try to the event challenges!
    • We have changed the progress bar for the challenges in terms of rewards and progress needed.
    • Cursed Pearls drop now ONLY from the Castle Ravencaw.
    • Administrator Schilling will drop the Mysterious Weapon Pattern more than once now. This part is no longer a 100% guaranteed drop and has the same drop mechanisms as any other weapon part.
    • There are two new chests in each of the challenges’ progress bar: the Administrator’s Chest and the Foxarrific Chest of Elemental Intel. The first will grant you one piece of the Dragan weapon and the second, one of the weapon elemental stones (Fire, Lightning or Poison)
    * So where is the old Dragan set? The old Dragan set has not disappeared from the game. Somehow Gnob has got a full assortment of these pieces in his store and he will be selling them, either in the form of Lucky Spheres but also as Limited Offers (fixed price) every now and then. Stay tuned to our social media to catch those!


    General Timetable:

    Servers: Heredur, Werian, Grimmag and Balor
    Start: September 29th, 12:00 pm noon CEST (UTC+2)
    End: October 13th, 12:00 pm noon CEST (UTC+2)

    Server: Agathon
    Start: September 29th, 6:00 pm CEST (UTC+2)
    End: October 13th, 6:00 pm CEST (UTC+2)

    Server: Tegan
    Start: September 29th, 9:00 pm CEST (UTC+2)
    End: October 13th, 9:00 pm CEST (UTC+2)

    *NOTE* If any changes apply to these dates we’ll let you know in advance.


    Start the Event:

    Head to Kingshill and find Jon Sunlair, who will give you the Something’s Rotten quest. Then click on the portal to start the event and enter Castle Ravencaw. There’s no entrance fee!

    On the other side of the portal you will encounter NPC Sir Kendrick, who’ll give you the A Fistful of Sweets quest. Inside the castle you will find merchant NPC Shady John and Janus Fox.








    NPC List:
    PortraitNameLocatedPurpose
    [​IMG]Jon SunlairKingshillQuest giver. He starts the event.
    [​IMG]Drake, Soldier of MisfortuneKingshillQuest giver.
    [​IMG]Sir KendrickCastle RavencawQuest giver.
    [​IMG]Janus Fox Agent 001Agent 002
    Agent 003
    Agent 004
    Castle RavencawQuest givers. A quest that has been accepted from Janus Fox can also be delivered and finished when speaking to one of his agents.
    [​IMG]Shady JonCastle RavencawA merchant that offers items that are connected to the event.
    Inside Castle Ravencaw (Difficulty: Normal)

    In Castle Ravencaw, you can find five entrances to dungeons (see overview below), as well as one entrance that leads you to Dragan himself (Dragan’s Refuge). Remember that you’ll not find here the entrance to Castle Ravencaw Painful anymore since this can be selected when accessing Castle Ravencaw.

    [​IMG]In order to access these places, you will need to pay an entry fee in the form of pearls. Here’s an overview of the ones you’ll need:

    IconNameDescriptionWhere to obtain it
    [​IMG]Cursed Pearl+ Opens the portal for normal dungeons+ Map drop in Castle Ravencaw (both difficulties)+ Reward chests
    + T-Shop and Shady John
    [​IMG]Cursed Pearl to the Damned+ Opens the way to the Ghastly Grave (Normal)+ Opens the way to Dragan’s Refuge (Normal)+ Reward chests+ Festive Amphorae+ T-Shop and Shady John
    [​IMG]Empowered Cursed Pearl+ Opens the way to the Ghastly Grave (Painful and Excruciating)+ Opens the way to Dragan’s Refuge (Painful and Excruciating)+ Reward chests+ Festive Amphorae+ Champion statues+ T-Shop and Shady John+ Dragan Mini Challenges
    Castle Ravencaw

    Entrance fee: No fee required!
    Worthy enemies: Selganor the Poisonous, Corwyn the Thunderous, Pyrrgamor the Fiery, Varrys the Cold.
    Leader of the map:Dragan Junior (top part of the map)

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    Dungeon #1 Gloomy Pastures

    Entrance fee: 40 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Painful and Excruciating difficulties)
    Worthy enemies: Dark Pastry Chef, Dark Assistant Baker, Mindless Watchman, different Administrators
    Leader of the map: Administrator Schilling

    In the upper north east corner of the Gloomy Pastures you will encounter a circle of Mindless Protectors and a special enemy called Administrator Schilling. The name of the leader pays homage to the owner of the YouTube Channel Spieletrend.

    *IMPORTANT* Based on community’s feedback, we have decided to give the Mysterious Weapon Pattern the same drop chances as any other parts for the Dragan’s weapon. This means that it will keep on dropping more than once after killing this foe and that it is no longer a 100% guaranteed drop.

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    Dungeon #2 Dungeon in the Sulfur Desert

    Entrance fee: 70 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Painful and Excruciating difficulties)
    Worthy enemies: Shadaiqan folkSpecial conditions: The soil of this map is poisonous and will drain slowly your HP. Bring your character to the outer corners of this dungeon as these are safe areas
    Leader of the map:Neroun the Spider Master

    *IMPORTANT* Neroun has a chance to drop another part for crafting a Dragan weapon, the Dragan’s Sigil.

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    Dungeon #3 Dragan’s Excavation Site

    Entrance fee: 100 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Painful and Excruciating difficulties)
    Worthy enemies: Sugar Mine SupervisorsLeader of the map:Administrator Ravius

    *IMPORTANT* Ravius has a chance to drop another part for crafting a Dragan weapon, the Dire Ore.

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    Dungeon #4 Iron Forest at Night

    Entrance fee: 120 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Painful and Excruciating difficulties)Worthy enemies: Troll Porter, Iron SupervisorLeader of the map: Administrator Andris

    *IMPORTANT* Andris has a chance to drop another part for a Dragan weapon, the Dragan’s Breath.


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    Dungeon #5 Ghastly Grave

    Entrance fee: 1 Cursed Pearl to the Damned for Normal difficulty (min level 15)1 Empowered Cursed Pearl for Painful difficulty (min level 30)1 Empowered Cursed Pearl for Excruciating difficulty (min level 50)
    Leader of the map: Ghastly Black Widow

    *IMPORTANT* The Ghastly Black Widow has a chance to drop the Black Widow mount (in all difficulties) and also three items of the new Dragan set: the Battleworn Mail, the Battleworn Pauldrons and the Battleworn Cloak/Banner (see below).

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    Dragan’s Refuge (Normal)

    Entrance fee: 1 Cursed Pearl to the Damned Leader of the map: Dragan

    In this occasion, Dragan could drop three items of the new Dragan set: the Bellicose Helmet, the Bellicose Gloves and the Bellicose Boots (see below). Remember that this set comes in three tiers but Dragan in Normal difficulty will feature a chance to drop Tier 1 items only. If after defeating Dragan you did not received what you wanted – keep on trying! You can always fight against Dragan while this event is active.
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    Reward Chests

    In front of the entrances to the dungeons you will find the event chests. Each entrance has three dark chests and one wooden chest. In order to open these chests, you need to complete the quests that Agents 001, 002, 003 and 004 will give you.
    The dark chests will only open once and the wooden chest will open only after you have opened all three dark chests. Unlike the dark chests, the wooden chest can be opened infinite times.

    *IMPORTANT* The crafting stones for all the Dragan’s weapons are as random drops within the wooden chests.
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    Inside Castle Ravencaw (Difficulty: Painful)

    Castle Ravencaw also features its traditional harder mode – there’s no entrance fee for it either!There are different things you can do here: summon mighty champions at the statues and enter Dragan’s Refuge (Painful and Excruciating). During the two challenges of this event you will be able to enter as well two other dungeons: Mystra at Night or Black Knights’ Battleground (read below for more details).


    Summoning statues


    Interact with the statues to summon a champion. Each champion may drop an Empowered Cursed Pearl and also some Cursed Candy, when the challenges are active (read below). Heredur and Sargon cost more Cursed Pearls to activate but in return they’ll drop 100% an Empowered Cursed Pearl.

    Location in the mapNameActivation cost (inside the castle)
    West SideHeadless Statue60 Cursed Pearls
    East SideDemon Statue60 Cursed Pearls
    South SideStatue of the Terrible120 Cursed Pearls
    North SideStatue of the King120 Cursed Pearls


    Dragan’s Refuge (Painful and Excruciating)

    Entrance fee: 1 Empowered Cursed Pearl (for both Painful –min. level 30– and Excruciating –min. level 50– difficulties)Leader of the map: Dragan

    In this occasion, Dragan could also drop three items of the new Dragan set: the Bellicose Helmet, the Bellicose Gloves and the Bellicose Boots (see below) – all of them in Tier 1. The only difference is that Dragan Excruciating difficulty has higher chances of dropping Tier 2 items.


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    Dragan Mini Challenges

    During the entire event, your heroes will be able to complete two mini challenges that will be activated on certain dates (see timetable below). Dragan’s Challenges are mini events that run along the main event and give you other rewards on top!

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    You can review your personal progress, the runtime of the mini challenge and the rewards at any time in the event overview window (hotkey: E). The main currency for these challenges is the Cursed Candy.


    Challenge #1 – “Mystra’s Reconquest”

    Where: Mystra at Night, in castle Ravencaw Painful
    Entrance fee: 120 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Painful and Excruciating difficulties)
    Drop:Cursed Candy (you’ll need this to complete the challenge progression bar)
    Special conditions:None.
    Leader of the map:Bobbus the Cyclops
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    Notable rewards of Challenge #1

    IconNameDescriptionCursed Candy needed
    [​IMG]2x Empowered Cursed Pearls+ Opens the way to the Ghastly Grave (Painful and Excruciating)+ Opens the way to Dragan’s Refuge (Painful and Excruciating)385
    [​IMG]Lucky Sphere of Black SquireYou could get ONE of the following items of the Black Squire collection: the cape/standard, the helmet or the pauldrons.575
    [​IMG]Dragan’s Signet RingThis item is can be equipped on its own but it can also be used to craft the Dragan’s Mighty Signet Ring (Tier 2) and the Dragan’s Grim Signet Ring (Tier 3)
    These Tier 2 and Tier 3 ringsgive you next to a decent bonus on critical hit value the following effects:
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    Dragan’s Mighty Signet Ring : If your health points drop under 33% a Black Squire will be summoned that will attract and fight foes for 10 seconds.This effect can only happen every 120 seconds.
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    Dragan’s Grim Signet Ring : If your health points drop under 33% a Black Knight will be summoned that will attract and fight foes for 10 seconds.This effect can only happen every 120 seconds.
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    [​IMG]Fortified Onyx SkullThis gemstone for helmets and cloaks will regenerate 8,0 health points per second.This item is needed to craft the Powerful Onyx Skull.960
    [​IMG]Administrator’s ChestIt contains one part of the Dragan weapon1190
    [​IMG]Foxarrific Chest of Elemental IntelIt contains one of the elemental crafting stones to turn the Dragan weapon into its Fire, Lightning or Poison variant1440
    [​IMG]Island FeverAchievement1440


    Challenge #2 – “Contain the Attack”


    Where: Black Knights’ Battleground, in Castle Ravencaw Painful
    Entrance fee: 135 Cursed Pearls (for Normal, Excruciating and Painful difficulties)
    Drop:Cursed Candy (you’ll need this to complete the challenge progression bar)
    Special conditions: Twelve devastating Black Knights are positioned in a circle and are waiting to fight against you. Unfortunately they do not drop any Cursed Candy but it is advised to defeat them and clear the space before you click on the gong and start the monster waves to appear. The waves will culminate with a big Leader, which offers a guaranteed Cursed Candy drop.
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    Notable rewards of Challenge #2

    IconNameDescriptionCursed Candy needed
    [​IMG]Sharp-Eyed Raven+ 5,00% to all your resistance values470
    [​IMG]Lucky Sphere of Black SquireYou could get ONE of the following items of the Black Squire collection: the cape/standard, the helmet or the pauldrons.705
    [​IMG]Dragan’s Signet RingSee description above.940
    [​IMG]Fortified Onyx SkullSee description above.1175
    [​IMG]Administrator’s ChestSee description above.1450
    [​IMG]Foxarrific Chest of Elemental IntelSee description above.1760
    [​IMG]The Knights of the Round TaffyAchievement1760
    Challenges Timetable

    ServerChallenge #1
    30.09 – 03.10
    Challenge #2
    07.10-10.10
    MapMystra’s ReconquestContain the Attack
    Heredur12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)
    Grimmag12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)
    Werian12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)
    Balor PvP12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CEST UTC+2)
    Agathon06:00pm – 06:00pm (CEST UTC+2)06:00pm – 06:00pm (CEST UTC+2)
    Tegan09:00pm – 09:00pm (CEST UTC+2)09:00pm – 09:00pm (CEST UTC+2)
    Let’s talk about rewards…
    Dragan Weapon Set


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    VariationHow to obtain
    Basic versionCan only be crafted (four parts in total)+ Part 1 (Mysterious Weapon Pattern) - Administrator Schilling (Gloomy Pastures)+ Part 2 (Dire Ore) - Administrator Ravius (Dragan’s Excavation Site)+ Part 3 (Dragan’s Sigil) – Neroun the Spider Master (Dungeon in the Sulfur Desert)+ Part 4 (Dragan’s Breath) – Administrator Andris (Iron Forest at Night)Important: you will also find a part for a weapon within the Administrator’s Chest (part of the challenges’ progress reward).
    Poison versionCan only be craftedYou will need either a basic, fire or lightning version of the weapon+ three Poison Stones*
    Fire versionCan only be craftedYou will need either a basic, poison or lightning version of the weapon+ three Fire Stones*
    Lightning versionCan only be craftedYou will need either a basic, poison or fire version of the weapon+ three Lightning Stones*
    * You can find these stones inside the repeatable, woodenreward chests in front of each dungeon of the castle and also within the Foxarrific Chests of Elemental Intel (part of the challenges’ progress reward). Each variation of the main weapon will grant you unique stats and also an extra tad of element resistance!


    Dragan Unique Equipment Set

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    The new Dragan set is composed by the Battleworn items (cloak/banner, pauldrons and mail - only obtainable in the Ghastly Grave map) and the Bellicose items (boots, helmet and gloves – only obtainable in Dragan’s Refuge).


    TierSet BonusHow to obtain
    Tier 1 (Unique)None.Drop of Ghastly Black Widow (all difficulty levels).
    Tier 2 (Unique)None.Drop of Ghastly Black Widow (only in Excruciating mode).

    Can also be craftedFour same items of Tier 1 category will grant you the same item in Tier 2.
    Tier 3 (Unique)Yes (for both sub-sets and dependable on your class– check the event window for more information!Can only be craftedFour same items of Tier 2 category will grant you the same item in Tier 3.


    Black Widow Mount

    Tame this badass creature and let her accompany in your next adventures! Where to obtain it? It’s a drop of the Ghastly Black Widow boss (across all difficulties).
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What happens with the Cursed Pearls after the event? Shall I keep them?
    Should you have some left over after the event, they will remain in your inventory. We recommend keeping the Cursed Pearls. They will most likely be needed again in future events. ;)

    Why do I need Draken?
    This is our event currency. They are useful in the game, since the event handler named Gnobhas a special store at Kingshill and sells special items which can only be bought with Draken.

    I can't defeat Dragan. It is way too difficult. Are there any tips?
    We recommend playing the event in a group. But should you play alone, just remember – always keep moving. Try to deactivate the Dragon Breath’s source of power as it can drain lots of life from you. And at the same time also make sure to defend yourself against Dragan... equip yourself well for the battle by putting on strong pieces of armor or by fetching reinforcements, for example, in the city, to briefly increase your life force. That way you will be able to stand up longer against him. Make sure to stay calm and with the will to carry on, you will most certainly banish the event boss Dragan and be able to score yourself valuable items.


    Go forth and conquer, heroes of Dracania!
     
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