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Daemon Moon Rising 2010

October 21, 2010

Ahhh Halloween.  Easily one of my favorite holidays.  Why?  Costumes of course!

Ironically, while WAR offered up lots of things you could put on to look different, it always affected your playing to do so.

Until now, that is.  With the new appearance system firmly in place, this year’s Live Event looks to be even more fun than last year simply due to that one change.

So dig out those masks and get your costumes ready.  It’s time for Daemon Moon Rising…

Have fun!

~Gaar

Cool winds blow across the empty fields of Reikland, wiping away the memory of sun-bleached grains and summer days.  Thoughts turn now to the long, bleak nights of the coming winter, and the foreboding darkness that accompanies the death of another year.  The sickly green visage of the Chaos moon begins to flicker and change, and the superstitious people of the world hide themselves away behind locked doors, and pray not to fall prey to the foul terrors of the Daemon Moon.

Now, with the war in full swing, the horrors of the Daemon Moon are worse than ever.  Malevolent creatures borne out of the fabric of Chaos itself descend upon the world like daemon locusts, intent upon devouring the souls of every living creature they encounter.

The Daemon Moon shines its baleful light down upon the world.  The screams of countless tortured victims mingle with the howls of their daemonic tormentors.  Who will stand against the hordes of Chaos?

Daemon Moon Rising (Live Event – October 2010)

The sickly visage of Morrslieb reigns over the sky, leering down at the Old World.  Daemons roam the night as the barrier between this world and the Chaos realms thins and tears and the Northern eye stretches past the Chaos Wastes, to encompass all lands in madness.

Earn rewards by slaying Daemons and enemies.  Participate in the Daemonball Rally, collect daemon masks and enter the foreboding High Pass Cemetery, if you dare!

  • Basic Reward – Fiendfang This buff lasts for 3 in-game days and grants a 10% bonus to XP, Renown, Damage and incoming healing.  (Completing two tasks is enough influence to receive the Basic Reward.)
  • Advanced Reward – Meatcleaver’s MaskDaemon Moon Rising Mask 6 of 8, Gain ability: Pain and Pleasure (Completing four total tasks is enough influence to receive the Advanced Reward.)
  • Elite Reward – Malleus DaemonariumEvent Slot Item with roughly 60-day timer at max (Completing six total tasks will max your influence for the Elite Reward.)

The Live Event Herald for Order is named Kadius Kridt and is located at (26860, 30900) by the Flight Master in Altdorf.  The Live Event Herald for Destruction is named Kralf Hexenkrieger and is located at (29500, 32400) by the Flight Master in the Inevitable City.

General Information

The Daemon Moon Rising Live Event started on October 21st and will last until the morning of November4th.  As usual, there are Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 versions of what needs to be done and where things are located.  Use the red circles on your map as guides and if that fails, ask in region or check this guide for location coordinates.

Official Daemon Moon Rising Podcast (2009)

Official Daemon Moon Rising Announcement (2009/10)

The Daemon Masks

There are eight different Daemon Masks available in this Live Event.  Here is a quick rundown of them.

Mask of the BloodletterMask 1 of 8 – Drops off players in RvR, Very Rare

Gaping Skull MaskMask 2 of 8 – Drops off players in RvR, Rare

Delicate Silver MaskMask 3 of 8 – Drops off players in RvR, Uncommon

Leather Mask of the GobboMask 4 of 8 – Drops off players in RvR, Rare

Face of the Unborn Mask 5 of 8 – Obtained from the ‘Masks of Corruption’ quest

Meatcleaver’s MaskMask 6 of 8 – Advanced Influence Reward

Leather FaceMask 7 of 8 – Daemonball Rally RvR Public Quest Gold Bag

Face-Eater’s MaskMask 8 of 8 – Goreslake the Bloodthirster PQ Gold Bag

Daemon Mask Abilities

Each mask grants a different ability while wearing it  for the duration of the Live Event.  These show up as clickable abilities similar to the Zealot/Rune Priest buffs.  Some are better than others.  Here’s the list:

  • Introspection (Delicate Silver Mask) – While the Daemon Moon is risen, instantly grants you a full Morale bar.  (10 minute cooldown)
  • Fixating Gaze (Gaping Skull Mask) – (Only usable on Allied Players) While the Daemon Moon is Risen, the target of this ability will be immune to damage from normal damaging abilities for the next 10 seconds.  This effect will end if the caster is interrupted before the duration is over.  Target can only be affected by one Fixating Gaze every 2 minutes. (10 second cast, 10 minute cooldown)
  • Rain of Squigs (Leather Mask of the Gobbo) – An area 30 feet around the feet of your target is infused with the power of Squigs for 20 seconds.  Your enemies will suffer 120 damage every 2 seconds while they are within the area.  (10 minute cooldown)
  • Plague (Face of the Unborn) – While the Daemon Moon is risen, instills a plague on the target dealing 1200 damage over the next 10 seconds, then spreads to another target within 65 feet.  The ability will spread a total of 5 times after the initial application.  (10 minute cooldown)
  • Unstable Change (Leather Face) – Passive bonus is: While the Daemon Moon is risen, each ability activation will increase damage done and healing done by 2%.  Stackable up to 5 times.   Clickable ability is: While the Daemon Moon is risen, you release your built up Coming Change power and applies the bonuses to everyone within 30 feet.  (10 minute cooldown)
  • Bloodletter Frenzy (Mask of the Bloodletter) – Info coming soon!
  • Pain and Pleasure (Meatcleaver’s Mask) – While the Daemon Moon is risen, afflicts the target with an aura of seductive energy for the next 10 seconds, after the duration elapses deals 1200 damage to targets within 30 feet and heals targets within 30 feet of the caster for 1800 health.  (10 minute cooldown)
  • Hellfire (Face-Eater’s Mask) – Passive bonus is:  While the Daemon Moon is risen, each attack that deals critical damage will increase critical chance by 2%.  Stackable up to 5 times.  Clickable ability is:  While the Daemon Moon is risen, you sacrifice yourself to deal 300 damage to all targets within 30 feet and the Hellfire continues to burn the area, dealing 240 damage every 2 seconds for the next 30 seconds.  (This literally kills you by blowing you up and then dropping Napalm on the ground.)  (10 minute cooldown)

The Daemon Ball Rally RvR Public Quest

The energy of the Daemon Cradles may be turned against the forces of Order/Destruction, but five must be set upon the enemy’s Nest for that to happen.  Aid your Realm in harnessing the Cradle, but be wary of those who would see you fail.  Toss the relic to an ally if the situation becomes dire – and if the enemy gets the upper hand, work toward destroying their relics.

This Public Quest is available only in the currently contested Empire vs. Chaos RvR zone.

The PQ plays out like a big game of “Kill the guy with the thing” basically.  The idea is to pick up the “ball” and run it to the “goal” without getting killed on the way.  Five scores and you win.

However, it’s not that simple.

The person carrying the “ball” has a debuff that increases incoming damage, making them an easy target.  However, they also have a granted abililty, like the Zealot/Rune Priest abilities, that they can use to pass the “ball” to one of their allies.  This has a fairly good range on it which makes for a great tactical option when moving the “ball” as a group.

Once the “ball” is placed on the “goal”, you score…but your points are not safe!  The opposition can attack the goal and “kill” your “ball” and thus remove the point you earned for your team.  To win, you must not only move the “ball” to your “goal”, but also guard your “goal” to prevent your points from disappearing.  Not to mention guarding their “goal” to prevent their scores and kill their points.

Good times.

Once done, it has a 15 minute reset timer and the Chest spawns at your warcamp.  If you’re in Tier 4 and the pairing is locked completely, the PQ should still be live in Praag.

The “ball” waiting to be picked up.

The Goal with points scored.  Attack the small skulls to “kill” off points.

Goreslake the Bloodthirster PvE Public Quest

The dread bloodthirster Goreslake has manifested upon this world!  Destroy him!

This PvE Public Quest is found in the Chaos Wastes (different areas for Order and Destruction) and has an hour-long reset timer.

For Order, he’s at approximately (45000, 55000) in Chaos Wastes.

For Destruction, he’s at approximately (11500, 25500) in Chaos Wastes.

Goreslake is big.  No, seriously.  He’s a level 44 four-skull Lord.  Bring a group.  Better yet, bring a warband.

He’s a fun fight.  Keep an eye out for this Curse though…

It’s an interesting Curse as it does this to you before attempting to kill you off…

Yeah, he’s a tad big for a Rune Priest.  😉

The Gold Bag from this PQ holds either the Magnus Daemonarium or the Face-Eater’s Mask.  Cross your fingers.

Your stats may vary…

High Pass Cemetary Scenario

This Scenario not only looks awesome, but is a great place to fight as well.

The point is to hold both the Stag and the Crypt.  You capture them by clicking on them.  Capture both to get a point bonus and to reset them.

There are numerous ways to do this including having solo players do hit-and-runs and sneak it out from under them.

Personally, I enjoy sneak attacks from the graveyard, but to each their own.  :p

If you don’t work with your team for a solid Scenario, you’ll never get to 500.  Keep that in mind.

Order Live Event Tasks

  • Slay 50 daemons
  • Complete the ‘Masks of Corruption’ quest ten times
  • Complete the Daemonball Rally RvR PQ
  • Win the High Pass Cemetary Scenario with 500 points
  • Participate in the High Pass Cemetary Scenario while daemon-masked ten times
  • Kill a member of each enemy career while daemon-masked
  • Defeat 100 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked
  • Drink a ‘Daemon Moon Rising’ draught with one member of every allied career in the capital city
  • Complete all Daemon Moon Rising Tasks

Slay 50 daemons : This can be done in PvE, RvR and Scenarios.  Any player wearing a daemon mask should count.

Tip (courtesy of Argen of Fallout on Iron Rock) : If you’re higher level, you can kill the daemon mobs in the PQ in Altdorf at approximately (35000, 38600).  It’s not always up, but is an easy way to get your kills when it is as they’re a mid-20s mob and 40 of them spawn.

Complete the ‘Masks of Corruption’ quest ten times :

You can start this quest at the Coldheart Witch Hunter at (27277, 30993) near the Flight Master in Altdorf or at any Coldheart Witch Hunter in one of the War Camps.

Stage 1

Collect 10 daemon masks from Daemon-Masked citizens in Altdorf, or from Daemon-Masked enemy players.  Deliver the daemon masks to any Coldheart Witch Hunter in Altdorf or one of the War Camps.

Right-clicking on the Daemon-Masked Citizens with orange names inside Altdorf turn them into agressive NPCs a bit higher than your level.  They don’t hit too hard, but use caution anyway.

Occasionally, instead of becoming aggressive, they realize they almost lost their soul and run away, thanking you.

Reward : XP, Gold, Face of the Unborn mask

Stage 2

Kill 10 monsters or enemy players while wearing the Daemon Mask.  When you have finished, return to any Coldheart Witch Hunter in Altdorf or one of the War Camps.

Tip : Click on the Emaciated and Plague corpses in Altdorf found in the alleyways and they spawn Level 1 rats that you can kill easily and count toward the quest.

Reward : XP, Gold, Bag of Broken Dreams

Be careful upon opening your bag.  At times, you’re rather unlucky and receive a curse.

For five minutes, you get this little guy following you around and you can’t open any more bags.

No, not the Ironbreaker, the Rat silly!

Of course, the gods may toy with you in other ways as well…

For 20 seconds, you’ll walk around like this:

Nominee for the Best Curse ever:

Yeah…Curse of D(ie)i(n)af(ire)…sets you on fire and gives you super run speed.  My new favorite?  I think so.

So far, the best reward I’ve seen (in my opinion) has been a stack of 19 Twisting Tentacle Pies.  Yay!  Time to chase down that elusive “Pie Assasin” title…

This just in!  Supposedly this nifty little item comes from these bags…

It appears to have infinite uses with a one-hour cooldown timer.  Enjoy!

Complete the Daemonball Rally RvR PQ : Assist your Realm in delivering five Daemon Cradles to their nests in any active Open RvR area in the Empire and Chaos lands.  (See the more in-depth above.)

Win the High Pass Cemetary Scenario with 500 points : Pretty self-explanatory.  (Check the more in-depth explanation above.)

Participate in the High Pass Cemetary Scenario while daemon-masked ten times : Don your mask and queue up!

Kill a member of each enemy career while daemon-masked : Wear a Daemon Mask while killing one member of each enemy career in RvR or scenarios.

  • Marauder
  • Zealot
  • Magus
  • Chosen
  • Sorceress
  • Disciple of Khaine
  • Witch Elf
  • Blackguard
  • Shaman
  • Choppa
  • Squig Herder
  • Black Orc

Defeat 100 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked : Don your mask and get to fighting!

Drink a ‘Daemon Moon Rising’ draught with one member of every allied career in the capital city : Use the /drink emote while targeting a member of each Order career within Altdorf.

  • Warrior Priest
  • Bright Wizard
  • Witch Hunter
  • Knight of the Blazing Sun
  • Archmage
  • Shadow Warrior
  • Swordmaster
  • White Lion
  • Ironbreaker
  • Runepriest
  • Engineer
  • Slayer

Complete all Daemon Moon Rising Tasks : Grants the Title – “Daemon Hunter”

…and now for the Destruction version…

Destruction Live Event Tasks

  • Slay 50 daemons
  • Complete the ‘Children of the Mask’ quest ten times
  • Complete the Daemonball Rally RvR PQ
  • Win the High Pass Cemetary Scenario with 500 points
  • Participate in the High Pass Cemetary Scenario while daemon-masked ten times
  • Kill a member of each enemy career while daemon-masked
  • Defeat 100 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked
  • Drink a ‘Daemon Moon Rising’ draught with one member of every allied career in the capital city
  • Complete all Daemon Moon Rising Tasks

Slay 50 daemons : This can be done in PvE, RvR and Scenarios.  Any player wearing a daemon mask should count.

Complete the ‘Children of the Mask’ quest ten times :

You can start this quest at the Slaughterheart Magus at (29719, 33470) near the Flight Master in the Inevitable City or at any Slaughterhouse Magus in one of the War Camps.

Stage 1

Collect 10 daemon masks from Daemon-Masked citizens in the Inevitable City, or from Daemon-Masked enemy players.  Deliver the daemon masks to any Slaughterheart Magus in the Inevitable City or one of the War Camps.

Right-clicking on the Daemon-Masked Citizens with orange names inside the Inevitable City turn them into agressive NPCs a bit higher than your level.  They don’t hit too hard, but use caution anyway.

Occasionally, instead of becoming aggressive, they realize they almost lost their soul and run away, thanking you.

Reward : XP, Gold, Face of the Unborn mask

Stage 2

Kill 10 monsters or enemy players while wearing the Daemon Mask.  When you have finished, return to any Slaughterheart Magus in the Inevitable City or one of the War Camps.

Reward : XP, Gold, Bag of Broken Dreams

Be careful upon opening your bag.  At times, you’re rather unlucky and receive a curse.

For five minutes, you get this little guy following you around and you can’t open any more bags.

No, not the Ironbreaker, the Rat silly!

Of course, the gods may toy with you in other ways as well…

For 20 seconds, you’ll walk around like this:

Nominee for the Best Curse ever:

Yeah…Curse of D(ie)i(n)af(ire)…sets you on fire and gives you super run speed.  My new favorite?  I think so.

So far, the best reward I’ve seen (in my opinion) has been a stack of 19 Twisting Tentacle Pies.  Yay!  Time to chase down that elusive “Pie Assasin” title…

This just in!  Supposedly this nifty little item comes from these bags…

It appears to have infinite uses with a one-hour cooldown timer.  Enjoy!

Complete the Daemonball Rally RvR PQ : Assist your Realm in delivering five Daemon Cradles to their nests in any active Open RvR area in the Empire and Chaos lands.

Win the High Pass Cemetary Scenario with 500 points : Pretty self-explanatory.

Participate in the High Pass Cemetary Scenario while daemon-masked ten times : Don your mask and queue up!

Kill a member of each enemy career while daemon-masked : Wear a Daemon Mask while killing one member of each enemy career in RvR or scenarios.

  • Warrior Priest
  • Bright Wizard
  • Witch Hunter
  • Knight of the Blazing Sun
  • Archmage
  • Shadow Warrior
  • Swordmaster
  • White Lion
  • Ironbreaker
  • Runepriest
  • Engineer
  • Slayer

Defeat 100 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked : Don your mask and get to fighting!

Drink a ‘Daemon Moon Rising’ draught with one member of every allied career in the capital city : Use the /drink emote while targeting a member of each Order career within the Inevitable City.

  • Marauder
  • Zealot
  • Magus
  • Chosen
  • Sorceress
  • Disciple of Khaine
  • Witch Elf
  • Blackguard
  • Shaman
  • Choppa
  • Squig Herder
  • Black Orc

Complete all Daemon Moon Rising Tasks : Grants the Title – “Daemon Hunter”

…and finally, the Achievement list from last year.  It most likely doesn’t function this year, but here it is anyway…

Achievement Unlocks

  • Slay 50 Daemons
  • Complete the ‘Masks of Corruption’ quest 10 Times
  • Take ten Battlefield Objectives
  • Complete the Daemonball Rally RvR PQ
  • Win the High Pass Cemetary Scenario with 500 Points
  • Participate in the High Pass Cemetary Scenario while daemon-masked ten times
  • Kill a member of each enemy career while daemon-masked
  • Defeat 100 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked
  • Slay five Keep Lords while daemon-masked
  • Drink a ‘Daemon Moon Rising’ draught with one member of every allied career in the capital city
  • Complete the ‘Children of the Mask’ quest ten times
  • Complete all Daemon Moon Rising Tasks (Grants Title: Daemon Hunter)
  • Defeat 200 enemy Realm players while daemon-masked (Grants Title: Fiend-face Killer)

Rumor Mill

Last year there were Achievement unlocks beyond what are listed above despite the list only showing that many spots.  Who knows if they’re turned on this year, but my suggestion is leave your mask on for the full event and go wild.  Kill people, slay Keep Lords, run Scenarios, everything.  See what happens.

Oh…and as always…

Have fun!

~Gaar

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2010 6:46 pm

    They could have at least added a new mask =|

    Oh well.

    One of my more favorite events. (2nd to hunters vale one)

    • October 22, 2010 1:06 am

      They’re a little busy with 1.4.0 and the RvR Packs. Sure, I’d love to not have recycled content, but I understand the reasoning behind it.

  2. Aurilian permalink
    October 22, 2010 3:29 am

    You know what I’m gonna ask Gaar………

    • October 22, 2010 9:22 pm

      Just gotta wait man. They’re a bit busy atm.

  3. Ayleen permalink
    October 22, 2010 5:16 am

    Completed all tasks last year and I was somehow able to “skip” stage one of “Children of the Mask”. just in case someone is curious. Not sure if that’s intended or a bug. Tentacle Pies drop in stacks of 20 – you shouldn’t eat them before you count them!

  4. October 22, 2010 8:14 am

    I only completed 6 tasks and am able to get the last influence reward.

    Tip on killing daemons for order – There is a PQ in Avelorn that has level 23 daemons. They count for this objective.

    • October 22, 2010 9:21 pm

      They may have adjusted how many tasks you need as last year it was 10 tasks total, not 8. I’ll update it.

  5. Rikker permalink
    October 22, 2010 12:02 pm

    Haha… when I read “curse of Diaf” I laughed out loud… at work….

    Thanks for the write-up!

  6. Xyris permalink
    October 22, 2010 12:04 pm

    Mirror of the Chaos Wastes dropped in last year’s event too. I’m glad to see it return, it’s a handy little thing.

    • October 22, 2010 9:21 pm

      Well, I’m hoping it drops again. I haven’t seen it yet and still need mine. :p Most of this is based on last year’s guide.

  7. Akalukz permalink
    October 23, 2010 12:31 am

    BloodLetter Frenzy

    10 Sec duration

    Run Speed increased 10%
    Damage increased 20%
    Healing increased 20%

  8. Nacireman permalink
    October 28, 2010 3:24 am

    I so enjoy my engineer’s Halloween look I might keep it for a while.


    But I can’t get my Mirror of Chaos Wastes for this guy…was far more lucky with my Witch Hunter.

  9. Drokarn permalink
    October 30, 2010 1:44 am

    Theres a secret title unlock titled “Cemetery Beast” which you get for completing the Highpass scenario 25 times while deamon-masked. Credit for the find goes to Tarmil not me.

    • October 31, 2010 4:01 pm

      Ah, I forgot about that one. I actually got that last year and forgot to add it to the guide this year. :p

  10. Ansaira permalink
    November 3, 2010 5:02 pm

    Ended today instead of tomorrow. 😦

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