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Neverwinter

Neverwinter: Greed of the Dragonflight - Dev Blog

By Andy (StrumSlinger)
Thu 06 Aug 2015 10:00:00 AM PDT

Hi everyone, Sean “Commander Ander” McCann here to talk to you about the Greed of the Dragonflight guild event! Yes, that’s right, you’ve heard us tease the event for several blogs, and now we’re finally going to reveal everything! Well, almost everything.

A Travelling Wizard has made his home in the Stronghold and is offering the guild a challenge: defeat four powerful dragons that are terrorizing the surrounding region. This wizard has the ability to lure the dragons to the Stronghold map, but only at specific times or with a special item. Every two hours, starting from 10:30 AM PT (Pacific), the event, “The Travelling Wizard”, will be active.

While the event is active, members of the guild can talk to the Travelling Wizard in their Stronghold to start the Dragonflight challenge. If the guild can’t wait for the Wizard, players will be able to purchase Golden Bells from the Zen Store to trigger the dragons at any time.

The Travelling Wizard’s method of summoning the dragons isn’t exactly foolproof. His magic has made it so if more than twenty players are assaulting one dragon, that dragon becomes completely immune to damage. The Steward has exchanged harsh words with the Wizard, but the Wizard swears there is nothing he can do about this.

When one of the four dragons is defeated, the others retreat shortly thereafter. Guild members have one minute to defeat any remaining dragons once one dragon is defeated.

Each dragon will present different degrees of challenge for the guild. Every dragon occasionally spawns a Dragon Empowerer that greatly increases that dragon’s damage as long as it is alive.  The Red and Green Dragons are the easiest of the four dragons to defeat, while the Black and Blue Dragons are the most difficult. The Blue Dragon has an attack that, if it kills its target, inflicts major damage to everyone in the area, and the Black Dragon’s acidic bite eats away at adventurer’s damage resistance.  

(Chrysos the Vain)

In return for testing their mettle against these fearsome creatures, players receive Fangs of the Dragonflight if they defeat two or more dragons. These Fangs of the Dragonflight can be used to purchase Dragonflight Armor, the most powerful armor set for Neverwinter: Strongholds. Players can earn more fangs depending on the number of dragons that are defeated.

We’re all really excited to hear everyone’s strategies for the Dragonflight event and see players handle the different mechanics of each fight.  Strongholds is out on the Preview server now, including the Dragonflight event.

Sean “Commander Ander” McCann

Staff Content Designer

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