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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    DUNES OF DESOLATION
    ~ EVENT GUIDE ~

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    Quick Overview

    Required levels15-50
    Duration15th September – 28th September
    Servers: Heredur, Werian, Grimmag & Balor
    Start: 15th September 12:00 noon CEST (UTC +2)
    End: 28th September 12:00 noon CEST (UTC +2)

    Server: Agathon
    Start: 15th September 06:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)
    End: 28th September 06:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)

    Server: Tegan
    Start: 15th September 09:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)
    End: 28th September 09:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)​

    Important to know about Dunes of Desolation
    • It brings you complete new quests, rewards, foes and challenge mechanics!
    • It will be repeatable on a seasonal basis.
    • The entry to the main map, Great Desert, is from Kingshill and it’s completely free of charge! For the other maps, you will always need an entrance key that can always be farmed through repeatable quests or Bone Coins with some of the NPC of Zahir’s town.
    • Each trader NPC will accept only specific types of currencies. Please take your time to read this guide and explore the different buying possibilities.
    How to start and proceed with the event

    Head to Kingshill and head to Zahir, the Magical Weaver, to get the first quest going, “Home is Calling”. You’ll get immediate access to the Great Desert, where he’s originally from.
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    Once in the town of Hiraja, find Zahir again to unveil more details about the mystery upon the land. In the first steps of the main quest, “Missing Friends”, you’ll need to help Zahir freeing some of his associates: Soraya, Wael and Zahra. Don’t forget to talk to these folks at all times as some of them have also unfinished business and may require your help! The more people you help, the more stores you can open (read below to see what each vendor has in stock for you).

    Further inside the adventure, your investigations will conduct you to the Evergreen Oasis, the Temple of Agony and the Sealed Chamber. Ready up for the challenges and revelations that await your journey – it’s going to be a wild one!​

    After you have completed the final quest, do not hesitate to return to Hiraja. Some of its merchants will have repeatable quests that will grant you keys to all the places mentioned above!​

    Different maps in this event

    Map LayoutDescription
    [​IMG]The Great Desert
    Difficulties: Normal, Painful, Excruciating
    Entrance fee: None
    This desert is a barren and dangerous, full of different
    enemies: Pincered Scorpions, Sandlings, Ruthless Shadaiqan Fighters,
    Tenacious Ancient Invaders
    Sand hill types: Small Sand Hills
    [​IMG]The Evergreen Oasis

    Difficulties: Normal, Painful, Excruciating
    Entrance Fee: Key to the Evergreen Oasis
    The Evergreen Oasis has been completely overrun by Fallen Warriors
    of Bygone Times, Sandstriders, Cyclops
    Sand hill types: Small and Large Sand Hills
    [​IMG]The Temple of Agony

    Difficulties: Normal, Painful, Excruciating
    Entrance fee: Key to the Temple of Agony
    An old temple with forgotten secrets. You’ll find: Pincered Scorpions, Little Crawlers, Giant Scarabs,
    High-ranking Acolytes
    Sand hill types: Small and Large Sand Hills
    [​IMG]Sealed Chamber
    Difficulties: Normal, Painful, Excruciating
    Entrance fee: Key to the Sealed Chamber
    The final battleground. Test your mettle with
    an ancient and dangerous foe.
    Big boss: Sharr Kharab

    Special event challenges – Rising Storm
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    On top of the normal event, we have two challenges happening for shorter amount of time – albeit, more frequently! They will be active for 6 hours per day, divided in three time frames of 2 hours each!​

    When any of these two challenges is on, you will see a heavy sandstorm all over the desert parts of each map. Beware of this one, as it’s adding a penalization to your hero! Each time the sandstorm is on, there will be a new trader appearing, NPC Fahid, who has a store plus two quests.​

    Since there are two different challenges, there are two different quests so make sure you visit him in each challenge to get these two! Also, Fahid will change some of his wares depending on the storm.​
    • Challenge 1 is linked to the quest “Hunting Nightmares” (in the Evergreen Oasis), which needs Repair Scrolls.
    • Challenge 2 is linked to the quest “Ghost Hunting” (in the Temple of Agony), which needs Dust Cloths.
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    DayActive ChallengeScheduled hours
    September 15NoneNone
    September 16NoneNone
    September 17Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 18Challenge 0209-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 19Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 20Challenge 0209-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 21Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 22Challenge 0209-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 23Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 24Challenge 0209-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 25Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 26Challenge 0209-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 27Challenge 0109-11h, 15-17h, 21-23h (all in CEST UTC+2)
    September 28Challenge 0209-11h

    The Sand hills

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    Across your adventures you will find Small and Large Sand hills. Look for those in the following maps: Great Desert, Evergreen Oasis and the Temple of Agony. You will need either 1 or 5 shovels to dig out all their contents! (Shovels can be purchased from NPC Zahir). If you are lucky, you will get the Sand Whirl decorative effect – if not, you can still get some goodies for your hero!Some of them are always there. Some of them have a random spawning chance to appear in the map!

    Important items from this event


    IconNameDescriptionWhere to find them
    [​IMG]Bone CoinsYou’ll need these Bone Coins to purchase amazing rewards in the town of Hiraja.+ Drop from mobs in the Great Desert
    [​IMG]Small Quartz StoneCollect some Quartz Stone of different sizes and bring them to Zahir for a key to the Sealed Chamber.+ Drop from mobs in the Great Desert
    [​IMG]Medium Quartz StoneCollect some Quartz Stone of different sizes and bring them to Zahir for a key to the Sealed Chamber.+ Drop from mobs in the Evergreen Oasis
    [​IMG]Big Quartz StoneCollect some Quartz Stone of different sizes and bring them to Zahir for a key to the Sealed Chamber.+ Drop from mobs in the Temple of Agony
    [​IMG]Finest EarthIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Soraya.+ NPC Zahir+ Drop from Sharr Kharab boss
    [​IMG]Precious SprayerIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Zahra.+ NPC Zahir+ Drop from Sharr Kharab boss
    [​IMG]White FlourIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Abbas.+ NPC Soraya+ Drop from Sharr Kharab boss
    [​IMG]Beaded DreamcatcherIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Wael.+ NPC Zahra+ Drop from Sharr Kharab boss
    [​IMG]Necklace of the DunesIn Tier 3 it has different stats per class and different effects depending on the color your obtain (check below for more information)+ Boss drop (Sharr Kharab only)
    [​IMG]Ornamentation of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+16,20% Critical Damage+33 Damage+ 47,50% more damage on this item+ Different effect depending on the color you obtain (check below for more information)+ NPC Abbas
    [​IMG]Waistband of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+33 Damage+341 All Resistance Values+ 14,30% more resistance on this item+ Different effect depending on the color you obtain (check below for more information)+ NPC Wael
    [​IMG]Gnob’s Jade-NutYou will need this crafting stone to craft a three Tier 2 level items into a Tier 3.+ NPC Gnob
    [​IMG]Red Flying CarpetAn awesome epic mount for your hero.+ 40000 Bones Coins
    [​IMG]Sand Whirl
    (Decorative Effect)
    An extra effect for your hero!+ It could be dropped from the Sand Hills (all event maps, except the Sealed Chamber)

    How does the crafting system work here?

    There are three new equipment items for you in this event: the Necklace of the Dunes, the Ornamentation of the Dunes and the Waistband of the Dunes. All of these can be crafted until Tier 3, therefore incrementing general stats and effects.​

    You can combine four Tier 1 items of the same type at the workbench and get a Tier 2 item.You can then combine three Tier 2 items with a Gnob’s Jade-Nut crafting stone and get a Tier 3 item. You will find Gnob’s Jade-Nut crafting stone at Gnob for 2000 Draken.
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    Jewels of the Desert – Set Bonus

    You need to reach Tier 3 in order to get the set bonus, which will work regardless of the color of the items you choose to wear.​
    • For wearing 1 piece: Whenever you get stunned, a Sand Whirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 15% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (180 seconds countdown).
    • For wearing 3 pieces: +1500 Critical hit rate
    • For wearing 3 pieces: +60 Damage (level dependent)
     
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  2. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Trade system in the event

    This desert is old and the currencies are different for different traders. Here the folks pay with either Bone Coins, Finest Earth, Precious Sprayers, White Flour or Beaded Dreamcatchers.

    When you complete some of the first quests and bring Zahir’s friends back to town, you will see that they will open their wares for you and will offer different items. It’s important to notice that there are different currencies in this event and that each NPC uses a different currency.
    NPC nameCurrency he/she usesCurrency you can obtain here
    Fahid

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    Bone CoinsNone
    Zahir

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    Bone Coins


    Finest Earth and Precious Sprayer
    Soraya

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    Finest EarthWhite Flour
    Zahra

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    Precious SprayerBeaded Dreamcatcher
    Abbas

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    White FlourNone
    Wael

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    Beaded DreamcatcherNone
    NPC Fahid and his wares

    IconNameDescriptionPrice
    [​IMG]Repair ScrollYou’ll need these repair scrolls to repair something that is broken.
    When to obtain/use it?During Sandstorm #1 Challenges. Talk to NPC Fahid in the Great Desert map.
    + 100 Bone Coins (1 unit)+ 75 Andermant
    [​IMG]Dust ClothYou’ll need these cloths to clean crusted urns. When to obtain/use it?During Sandstorm #2 Challenges. Talk to NPC Fahid in the Great Desert map.+ 100 Bone Coins (1 unit)+ 75 Andermant (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Sand ProtectionYou’ll need these amulets to protect your hero during the sandstorms.+500 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +499 Andermant (1 unit)+2500 Bone Coins (5 units)+2399 Andermant (5 units)
    [​IMG]Jewel of EnhancementThis gem can be used in any gem crafting process as a joker gem+ 100000 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    NPC Trader Zahir and his wares

    [​IMG]Finest EarthIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Soraya.+200 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +1000 Bone Coins (5 units)
    [​IMG]Precious SprayerIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Zahra.+400 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +2000 Bone Coins (5 units)
    [​IMG]ShovelYou’ll need it to dig the sand hills in the event maps.+200 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +200 Andermant (1 unit)
    +1000 Bone Coins (5 units)
    +999 Andermant (5 units)
    [​IMG]Key to the Evergreen OasisThis key grants you access to the Evergreen Oasis map.+300 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +1299 Andermant (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Key to the Temple of AgonyThis key grants you access to the Temple of Agony map.+300 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    +1299 Andermant (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Key to the Sealed ChamberThis key grants you access to the Sealed Chamber map.+3500 Andermant (1 unit)
    (It can also be farmed through a repeatable
    quest with NPC Zahir)
    [​IMG]Red Flying CarpetA very amazing new mount for your hero.+40000 Bone Coins (1 unit)
    NPC Soraya and her wares

    IconNameDescriptionPrice
    [​IMG]White FlourIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Abbas.+3 Finest Earth (1 unit)
    +15 Finest Earth (5 units)
    [​IMG]Armored Black Bear (1 day)A very amazing mount for your hero.+4 Finest Earth (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Legendary EquipmentContains a random Legendary piece of equipment for your level.+32 Finest Earth (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Extraordinary EquipmentContains a random Extraordinary piece of equipment for your level.+5 Finest Earth (1 unit)
    [​IMG]25x DrakenUse this Draken at Gnob’s emporium at Kingshill to get you some cool items.+3 Finest Earth
    [​IMG]50x DrakenSame as above.+6 Finest Earth
    NPC Zahra and her wares

    IconNameDescriptionPrice
    [​IMG]Beaded DreamcatcherIt’s a currency in this event. With it you can purchase items at NPC Wael.+2 Precious Sprayer (1 unit)
    +10 Precious Sprayer (5 units)
    [​IMG]Luscious Hamid BerryBuff that gives you 15% increased damage for 30 minutes.+2 Precious Sprayer (1 unit)
    +10 Precious Sprayer (5 units)
    [​IMG]Pickled Hamid BerryBuff that gives you 15% critical hit rate for 30 minutes.+2 Precious Sprayer (1 unit)
    +10 Precious Sprayer (5 units)
    NPC Abbas and his wares

    IconNameDescriptionPrice
    [​IMG]Ornamentation of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+16,20% Critical Damage+33 Damage+ 47,50% more damage on this item+ Changes the damage type of every Sandwhirl to 100% fire and and adds a Burn effect to it which causes 25% additional fire damage per tick for 5 seconds.+24 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Ornamentation of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+16,20% Critical Damage+33 Damage+ 47,50% more damage on this item+ Changes the damage type of every Sandwhirl to 100% poison and adds a Poison effect to it which causes 25% additional poison damage per tick for 5 seconds.+24 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Ornamentation of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+16,20% Critical Damage+33 Damage+ 47,50% more damage on this item+ Changes the damage type of every Sandwhirl to 25% lightning and adds a Charge effect to them which increases the Sandwhirl damage with each hit by another 2% per 5 seconds (up to maximum 10%).+24 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Ornamentation of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+16,20% Critical Damage+33 Damage+ 47,50% more damage on this item+ Increases the duration of every spawned Sandwhirl by 15 seconds.+30 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Shadow Minion Costume (7 Days)Disguise yourself as one of Sargon’s minions!+2 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Demon Costume (7 Days)Disguise yourself as a fearsome demon!+2 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Headless Knight Costume (7 Days)Lose your head with this awesome knight costume!+2 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Bunny Costume (7 Days)Who said bunnies were not terrifying?+2 White Flour (1 unit)
    [​IMG]3x Spectacular Dragon’s Breath (Consumable)Spit fire like the dragons of old+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Red Juggler’s Pins (Consumable)Juggle red balls to amuse your friends+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Break Test (Consumable)Smash through the stone tablet!+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Somersault (Consumable)It’ll make you jump for joy!+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Bow (Consumable)Bowing can mean a number of different things+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Gremlin Toss (Consumable)Toss a gremlin farther than anybody else!+1 White Flour
    [​IMG]3x Victory Dance (Consumable)You won – time to bend over and shake a tail feather!+1 White Flour
    NPC Wael and his wares

    IconNameDescriptionPrice
    [​IMG]Waistband of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+33 Damage+341 All Resistance Values+ 14,30% more resistance on this item+ Increases the damage of every spawned Sandwhirl by 150%.+18 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Waistband of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+33 Damage+341 All Resistance Values+ 14,30% more resistance on this item+ Increases the movement speed of every spawned Sandwhirl by 200%.+13 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Waistband of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+33 Damage+341 All Resistance Values+ 14,30% more resistance on this item+ Every Sandwhirl reduces the armor of enemies in range by 80%.+10 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Waistband of the DunesIn Tier 3, max stats are:+33 Damage+341 All Resistance Values+ 14,30% more resistance on this item+ Every Sandwhirl reduces the movement speed of enemies in range by 50%.+10 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Green War-Lizard (7 Days)An awesome epic mount for your hero.+1 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Green Lizard (7 Days)An awesome epic mount for your hero.+1 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Black War Scorpion (7 Days)An awesome epic mount for your hero.+1 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Desert Scorpion (7 Days)An awesome epic mount for your hero.+1 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Nimble Raptor (7 Days)+5% faster attack speed+2 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    [​IMG]Tenacious Dragon Turtle (7 Days)+10% Armor Value+2 Beaded Dreamcatcher (1 unit)
    Necklace of the Dunes – Boss Drop

    IconDragonknightRangerSteam MechanicusSpellweaver
    [​IMG]+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+681 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Furious Battle Cry”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (150 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Thicket of the Thorns”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (168 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Iron Dwarf”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (60 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+426 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Meteor”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (120 seconds cooldown)
    IconDragonknightRangerSteam MechanicusSpellweaver
    [​IMG]+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+681 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Banner of War”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (120 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Adrenaline”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (160 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Shrapnel Shot”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (120 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+426 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Frost Wind”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (160 seconds cooldown)
    IconDragonknightRangerSteam MechanicusSpellweaver
    [​IMG]+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+681 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Iron Brow”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (168 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Hunting Trap”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (172 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health PointsWhenever you use “Tesla Turret”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (180 seconds cooldown)+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+426 Health PointsWhenever you use “Mind Control”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (150 seconds cooldown)
    IconDragonknightRangerSteam MechanicusSpellweaver
    [​IMG]+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+681 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Fury of the Dragon”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (180 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health Points
    Whenever you use “Bird of Prey”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (150 seconds cooldown)
    +171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+539 Health PointsWhenever you use “Mechanical Turret”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (180 seconds cooldown)+171 all resistance values+9,50% more Health Points on this item+426 Health PointsWhenever you use “Frost Nova”, there is a 100% chance that a Sandwhirl will appear and attack your foes, inflicting 50% of your base damage upon surrounding enemies for 10 seconds (160 seconds cooldown)
    Have fun during the event, heroes!
    Your Drakensang Online team
     
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