April 2019
New Game Update


Wizard City Revamp Continues!

We've continued the Wizard City revamp! Explore Firecat Alley, Triton Avenue, Cyclops Boulevard, and more of your favorite areas to see the updated graphics, as well as checking out all the other new content. Note that there's a section of content that will be released soon after the main update. See below for details!

April 2019 Game Update

 
 
 
 

Spring Update Now Live!



Highlights

  • Wizard City Revamp continues!
  • A 7th character slot! (you will need to create 7 wizards to show the extra classroom)
  • New Treasure Card Vault (can hold up to 1,000 Treasure Cards!) and Display
  • New Skeleton Key Bosses:
    • Level 20 Spirit of Ignorance
    • Level 130 Aethyr Elemental
  • New Monstrology creatures – Spiders and Colossi
  • Fun new Deckathalon school themed events (Fire, Ice, and Death)
  • There is a new backpack tab for Elixirs. Look for elixirs as loot in the future! Elixirs will continue to be auto-equipped when you purchase them from the Crown Shop or equip them from the gift window or craft them.
    • Look for elixirs as loot in the future!
  • Wizard UI Scaling and Windowed Fullscreen improvements, now with Windowed Borderless Mode! Streamers can now easily tab out of the game without disrupting stream quality.
 
 
 
 

Update Notes

 
 
 
 

Update notes have been refreshed from the Test Realm list to show what's going to the Live servers! See below for all the exciting details.

7th Character Slot Unlocks!


You’ve asked, and we’ve listened – we've made a seventh character slot available for purchase in the Crown Shop! Now you have another great opportunity to expand your Wizard lineup. Here’s how it works:


Once you purchase the additional character slot elixir, you will need to click the 'New' button on the classroom screen in order to create your new character.


Once your 7th character is created, he or she will be located on the second page of the classroom, which you can view by clicking the yellow arrow at the bottom right of the classroom screen.


At this time, you can purchase ONE additional character slot per account.

More Skeleton Key Fights to Conquer


Two new Skeleton Key bosses have been added! One is in Empyrea (Aero Plains) and another underwater in Crab Alley. Crab Alley is in Wizard City and thus easier to locate. Go out and find and defeat them, take a screenshot of your victory, and post it on Twitter or Facebook and mention @Wizard101!

Treasure Trove!


Have you ever wanted to show off that elusive and rare treasure card without spending it in battle? Well, you can now with the treasure card display!


You can now display a treasure card as a home wall hanging! Choose between the full display of the card or keep it classy and text-less in portrait mode.

Expand Backpack and Friends List Elixirs


If you can’t get to your Spring Cleaning yet, never fear, we’ve got your back. We’ve added new space expansion elixirs for your bank and your friends list. You can purchase two of each, adding 25 friends and 50 bank spaces with each (currently found at the bottom of the Elixirs tab).

You’ll also now notice that elixirs can be stored in your inventory, so you can purchase them and activate them later, as well as receive them in loot drops.

* Purchased elixirs from the crown shop are activated immediately.

So You Think You Khan Dance?


There’s a new housing game in town, Khan’s Dance Game. The goal is to be the last player dancing. If you fail, look for power ups that will encourage your fellow dancers to finish the game.


When activated, the Khan’s Dance Game can be found in the Crown Shop (currently at the bottom of the Games & Mini Games tab) and at the Empyrea Recipe Vendor.

Sparkle and Shine


We’ve now given you the ability to customize your teleport particles. After you purchase the teleport particles under the Gameplay section of the Crown Shop (currently found at the bottom of the Everything tab), you can change this option under Gameplay 3 in the settings menu.


In addition, we also have several exciting emotes that are coming to the Live servers soon!

New Event: Deckathalons!


The next Deckathalon event will be held on the Live servers, though it won’t begin until several days after the Spring Update itself goes live. Learn more about these exciting competitive events below!

Come one, come all to the first Deckathalon for Wizards level 10 and above! When a Deckathalon is run, Gamma the Owl in the Wizard City Library will have all the information you need for these new exciting limited time events. You can enter the tower for free twice per day when an event is running. You’re allowed no bonuses from your gear, weapons, no prepared spells, none of the normal comforts of Wizarding you normally enjoy.


Everyone will gain pips instead of power pips and shadow pips, and everyone has the same proficiency at spell casting treasure cards for every school. You’ll notice that you have very few hitpoints, and very little mana. You’ll have to use strategy to make it through.


Each Stage of the tower consists of defeating THREE floors of opponents in a row with no opportunity to heal, refresh your mana, or add treasure cards to your deck. If you are defeated, your run ends. If you make it past the third opponent, you gain access to some new Deck recipes, as well as the option on your next run to progress to the next Stage of the tower.


Can you make it to the top of the tower to unlock the recipe for the new weapon, the all-powerful Hands of Fate?

By ascending the tower, you’ll unlock progress in various ways:


You have an individual progress bar, and you earn points dependent on your progress through the tower. Higher floors come with higher points values to earn, so you’ll want to progress as far as you can! At certain points milestones, you’ll unlock bonus rewards to get you closer to crafting those great rewards mentioned above.

As the Spiral community, you can work together to further another, shared progress bar. When that hits certain checkpoints, you’ll increase the loot level in the tower. This can happen three times per event, to max out at loot level 4.


However, you will also be competing with each other to climb the leaderboard. High ranking Spiral Deckathletes will earn prizes for their achievements, and the best of the best will even see their friends rewarded as well—pending their participation in that event, of course!

Please note that you have ~72 hours after an event ends to redeem individual progress rewards.

Monstrology


The hunt continues! See Monstrologist Burke for two new extract spells and travel the Spiral in search of Colossi and Spiders.


UI and Display Options


You’ll notice a new option under graphics – UI Size. You can now choose from Tiny, Small, Regular, Large, and Huge. This should make playing on larger, high resolution monitors much improved!


What’s up livestreamers and content creators! Our community team is super excited about a new game feature you’ve asked for that’s now being added... Borderless Window Mode!

The new option provides an uninterrupted view of the game so streamers can easily tab out to reference information on another monitor or elsewhere on their system. It sets the game to a full screen view based on your monitor’s resolution. The system itself treats the game as a window but without the Window OS wrapper (buttons, border, etc.).

Miscellaneous Miscellany


  • The quests 'Bear Market' and 'Trade Voyage' are no longer available and not needed to reach Grizzleheim. Once you reach level 20 you will be able to proceed to Grizzleheim through the normal quest line.
  • Changed Forest Oni, Maelstrom Oni, Reaper, Sandman, and Darkwalker to reflect that they’re hybrids in the pet tome.
  • You can now achieve the Sideline Directive badge with the quests available in Empyrea Pt 1
  • Loot in Skeleton Key battles are now dropping correctly
Spells, Decks, and Packs/Bundles
  • Some CCG packs have gear and weapons updated to level 130, including the Professor’s Hoard, Wysteria Lore, Alphoi’s Hoard, Unicorn’s Hoard, and Decaversary Hoard. More to come as the year rolls on!
  • Heck Hound now reduces Backlash from Shadow Shrike
  • You will no longer incorrectly appear to learn the Deer Knight spell from the Loremaster when you receive the treasure card.
  • Maelstrom Marid spell text fixed to correctly reflect its functionality (decreases accuracy)
  • Corrected the spell card on the Tormentor’s Bonerattler to add 3 life wand spells as well.
  • Corrected some issues with the Nimbari Scimitars and their maycast shift spells.
  • Adjusted the names of some of the Kalamar decks, amulets, and athames that shared names
Housing
  • Added collectable housing objects in Polaris, Mirage, and Empyrea. Keep your eyes peeled for new things to find in the Spiral!
  • Added a few new options for housing signs to reflect new houses and options.
  • Added collectible housing objects to worlds that didn’t have them.
  • The Friendship Table has some new camera options
Monstrology
  • Houseguests using proper animations when interacting with the Breadcrumb system
  • Some monsters you can only defeat once they have been removed from their categories.
Graphics & UI
  • Cyclops mobs are now the correct size and are no longer T-posing in error
  • Borderless Windowed mode will allow applications to be visible in front
Other
  • Members get double the credits compared to FTP players
  • Minor bug fixes, graphical tweaks, and grammar corrections

Thanks, Wizards, for your valuable feedback. You made this final build of the complete Wizard City look a reality!

 
 
 
 

What's Still Being Considered

 
 
 
 

Here are some exciting items that have been tested on Test Realm that we hope will be released to the Live servers soon, just not quite on opening day. See the official forum post for details on the roll-out of these features:


Hoard Your Treasure!


Find yourself too flush with treasure cards? Never fear. You can now store them in your new Treasure Card Vault! It holds up to 1000 cards and you can place one per area in each house you own.



Keep watch on Twitter and Facebook for updates on when these new features go live! Visit the Official Forums to contribute to the discussion (you need a subscription to access both of these areas).

Thanks again Wizards for your valuable feedback when this update was on the Test Realm. You made this final build of the complete Wizard City look a reality. Have fun exploring this latest content packed update!
 
 
 
 

Additional Updates

 
 
 
 
Updates for June 12, 2019
  • Deckathalon hamsters now tradeable (between your own characters)!
    • Ravenwood Hamster is now available once you finish your personal progress bar.
  • General Deckathalon improvements
  • Khan Dance stability improvements
  • Various other dance emote improvements
  • The Tower pack now only have Treasure Cards in it.
  • Now Runes have their own pack and a chance for a Deckathalon deck. Also, more runes and increased odds for better runes!