Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wizard101 Test Realm Opens for Mirage


The Wizard101 Test Realm is back online and available for download, and  includes the new world of Mirage, level cap increase to 120, new spells, new legendary weapon crafting, Castle Magic, Pip Conversion Stat, and more!

Check out the requirements you need to access Test Realm here

Welcome to Mirage
Step into Mirage, a world of shifting sands and shifting allegiances, where ancient treasures and ancient dangers were buried in the hope they might never again see the light of day.
  • Explore vast dune deserts punctuated by treacherous canyons and jungle rifts where the ancient House Qhats have retreated into their garden sanctuaries, abandoning the Dromel nomads to the wastes above and the ravages of the Winds of Change;
  • Walk the streets of Aggrobah, the so-called City of Thieves, where a charming but ineffective King has allowed crime lords like the notorious Ali Baboon to run amok;
  • Negotiate with mysterious Djinn to build an alliance between the world's warring factions;
  • Battle alongside the ancient order of the Chronomancers who maintain the sacred Sands of Time;
  • Meet a cast of eccentric characters. Join them, and your friends, to expose the machinations of Grandfather Spider and his shadowy minions before their dark schemes lead to a catastrophic conclusion.

Players who have reached level 110 and have completed the Polaris quest "Back to the Arcanum" need to visit Librarian Fitzhume to take on the quest "Post-Polaris Prognosis."

Those who have completed the required quest will have the badge "Defender of Land & Sky" in the Polaris tab of the Badges screen.

Wizard Champion
With the new level cap of 120, new heights of power, bonuses, abilities, and opportunity await your characters as they adventure through Mirage:
  • Training Points will be awarded at level 115 and 120, plus there will be bonus Training Points available through quests in Mirage;
  • With increased levels also comes increased Gold! For Wizards level 111-120 the maximum gold is now 475,000;
  • Along with a level increase also comes new level 120 henchmen in the Crown Shop! Please open up the Crown Shop and give these mirage-themed henchmen a try;
  • Grandmaster Socket Wrenches are now available for unlocking the jewel slots in the new gear you'll be finding in Mirage;
  • Players who complete the quest "Trial of the Understudy" will also find they have a brand new apartment in the Arcanum! When you receive this elegant two-tiered apartment, an additional castle elixir is automatically applied to your account, so you can equip it from your backpack even if you already have 3 castles;
  • Brandon MistBorn offers new level 120 PvP equipment and jewels;
  • Prefect Josapat in Mirage offers treasure cards to those who visit his shop.
New Spells
The Arcanum Scholars are ready to bring new power to your spell books once you reach level 118. They'll have a new spell quest for all Wizards who reach level 118 and complete the quest "History of the Cabal."

All of these Level 118 spells feature a new mechanic where you "divide" your damage among the number of targets you chose. After selecting the spell, you then select each target you would like the spell to hit. Your choice: 1, 2, 3, or 4 targets!

Here are videos of the new spells:








Legendary Weapons
If you've completed the quest "Gemstone Secrets" from Polaris and "Stop! HammerTail" from Khrysalis and are currently a Promethean Crafter, you'll gain a new quest from Librarian Fitzhume to discuss the Forge of Legends in the Arcanum with Ignus Ferric. Ignus will then sell you recipes so you can begin crafting Legendary Weapons.

Faction Vendors
There are new faction vendors in Mirage. This is a new type of vendor who only sells you items when you unlock a special badge associated with them. When you encounter these vendors throughout Mirage, do not be surprised when they offer you a quest to get you started. Unique (and hard-earned) treasures can be purchased from them when you earn a faction vendor's respect! You can even purchase a new apartment from a faction vendor. The apartment exits to your faction's area of Mirage. (Remember, unlike your dorm room or Arcanum apartment, you will need to purchase an additional Castle Elixir if your housing limit is at max and you would like to purchase a new apartment from your faction's vendor.)

Castle Magic
Take your Castle to an all new level of complexity and fun with Castle Magic! To begin, locate Babbage Basset in Regent's Square of Marleybone and take his new quest, "Strange Charms." Basset will give you a "Castle Magic Help Tome" that you can place in your house. Once you're well trained with the Castle Magic system, Babbage will sell you special "castle magic" items and treasure cards so you can turn your castle into a unique experience your guests have never seen before. 

Now you'll be able to make items move, appear, animate, and react to your visitor's actions and locations. You'll even be able to build simple puzzles similar to those found in the early dungeons of Wizard101!

Pip Conversion
There's an all new statistic in Wizard101 that can be found on Decks, Amulets and Wands in Mirage: Pip Conversion! This passive statistic can turn single pips into power pips and even occasionally give you a pip back. 

First, with Pip Conversion, casting any spell that uses more pip value than the actual pip cost (for example, a Phoenix spell that costs 5 pips and uses 3 power pips when cast), the Pip Conversion stat will occasionally refund you a single pip back. The higher your Pip Conversion statistic, the higher your chance is for this to happen.


Second, when all seven pip slots are full and some of your pips are single pips instead of power pips, the Pip Conversion stat will occasionally turn one of your white pips into a yellow power pip at the start of the planning phase. This is done based on your highest pip conversion rating (for instance if your fire pip conversion was the highest of all the pip conversion statistics, it would be based off your fire pip conversion stat.) The higher your Pip Conversion statistic, the higher your chance is for this to happen.

And there are many more changes and minor updates to the game! Read the complete list of Update Notes for more.

Credits: Swordroll for the screenshots

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