[UPDATE: If you are looking for Niflheim Information, Check out my Newer post here!]
Are you Ready…?!?!
Wait, what do you mean, “What is Krampusnacht?” It’s the Secret World’s Winter Holiday Event!
When does it start? This Tuesday, December 12, after the server restarts. (Check the SWL website/Redit/Discord/Twitter for your local times.)
What can we expect? Well, Daily login event rewards that you can get on ALL YOUR ALTS! FINALLY!!1! No longer will you have to choose just one character to receive the Daily Event Rewards for, but you can log into each character on your account and get an Awesome Holiday Event Reward!
What kind of rewards will we get? That’s uh…. a very good question… I’ll have to get back to you on that. Whatever we do get, I’ll have to do another Advent Calendar post to keep up with the items on a daily basis. In any case, I can’t thank FunCom enough for finally getting past the technical hurdles to enable this!
So, is that it? No! There’s also the actual event! There hasn’t been a preview of the event, that I know of, but what I can do is give you a brief rundown on the old TSW version of Krampusnacht.
Please keep in mind that this is just a rundown of the old TSW event and these things may or may not be a part of the SWL event. And even if they do come back, they will likely have some minor changes to them. Please check TSWDB.com’s legacy site for full details of the old event by clicking HERE.
With luck, they will bring back the Snowball fight! There was a nifty holiday event bag that we got that had a chance to give us a ‘Pile of Snowballs’ item that would allow us to throw down and have a snowball fight anywhere! If you scored a certain amount of points, you would be granted a Snowball Emote so you can throw a snowball at anyone at anytime, anywhere! (Can’t wait to get mine back!) It’s also used for another achievement later.
Krampus, Krampus Everywhere..!
You should be able to find Krampus throughout the game zones. Killing a Krampus in any particular zone will give you a chance for it to drop a special quest item. These quest items will be specific to that zone, so there are 8 different quest items that you will need to acquire. (I don’t believe Kaidan takes part in the Krampus Holidays. Sorry!) With any luck, these will fall into your mission item Inventory. (HINT HINT!)
What do we do with these quest items? Once you have one of each quest item, get a group together, and hunt down another Krampus! (I recommend gathering about 5 sets of items before starting this, so you can do it 5 times in a row.) Once you find the Krampus, attack him until he runs away and follow him. He’ll open a portal and try to escape. Kill him after the portal is opened and before he escapes and now you’ll have your own portal to his home plane of existence, Niflheim!
What’s in Niflheim?
More Krampus. LOTS MORE KRAMPUS! Kill all the Krampus and you’ll get a BIG KRAMPUS to kill! The Big Krampus also drops the last item needed to summon Hel.
Once you’ve killed the Big Boss Krampus, this is where your quest items come into play. Use your quest items at specific points around the room and you’ll summon Hel! Kill Hel for MOAR LOOT!
I don’t know if the Icy Claws will be available this year or not, but during last year’s event, this was fun for us to figure out! Remember that Snowball emote I told you about earlier? THIS is where it gets used. The Emote, NOT the Pile of Snowballs. I’m not going to tell you everything about the fight, but at some point, Hel will cast a spell that causes everyone to get Light or Dark affinity, and then the ground will also get light and dark energy. I recommend watching the cloud above the icon over your head when it happens so you get on the right side soonest! The floor will spin and you have to stay on the correct side, or you die. When she starts this, you have to time your /snowball emote just right, and hopefully you can stun her with the snowball. If you are successful in stunning her, she will drop the Icy Claws!
(MINOR ISSUE – Targeting Hel with a Snowball. In TSW we could tab/click target Hel. We can’t do that in SWL. This technicality may void this whole section of the event and they will have to find another way to do the Icy Claws.)
Now, in TSW, you could just fight her until she started trying to cast this spell, and then just back off and stop attacking her so she can continue doing this until someone can finally stun her. It seemed to be pretty random and could take up to a dozen tries if you are REALLY unlucky! Be prepared to let this fight draw out for a while if you are REALLY determined to get the Claws!
The issue here is that in TSW, she dropped one set and we all got to roll on it. SWL however, has individual loot. So if she drops Icy Claws now, does EVERYONE in the group get them? Or does only one person get them kinda like the Blue bag with the kitty at Stonehenge during the Samhain event? We’ll have to wait and see.
FEAST OR FAMINE
In TSW, killing Hel in the Dungeon gave you a chance for her to drop a Dagger named ‘Famine,’ that was used in Summoning Super-Hel in Savage Coast. (Super-Hel is explained in the next segment.)
You could also change the difficulty of Hel in Niflheim by using the Bench near the central arena to initiate Nightmare Mode before you summoned her. SWL has said that E5 was about where the old TSW NM difficulty was, so I’m not sure how hard she will be here. I’m not geared for E5’s yet so hopefully it’s only about E1-2 level or something.
So why would we put her on NM Mode? She’d have, I think, a 100% Chance to drop ‘Famine,’ as opposed to what seemed to be maybe a 10% chance in normal mode.
This was an open World Boss that required tons of people to come out to the Savage Coast and kill her! SWL, however, doesn’t have Open World Bosses like that anymore. Judging by the Samhain event, it looks like Super-Hel can be done in either of two ways:
- Every hour at the special portal off the main Mall-gartha platform.
- If she does drop ‘Famine’ still, maybe we’ll have to summon her the same way they summon the Lair Bosses on the Public Raid Platform..? Probably at the Holiday platform in any case.
Killing Super-Hel also gave you a chance to get specific clothing items. These would drop in a specific order leading up to Krampus’ horns and finally Hel’s horns! (Crown of Krampus and Crown of Hel, respectively.) What other items will she give us? Distillates? Weapon skins? Again, we’ll have to wait and see.
UPDATE: Super-Hel happens at the top of every hour! No ‘Famine’ Needed!
There should be some other missions and things related to the Event happening, but again, We don’t know the specifics yet. Also, not to forget the new Winter ‘Frost-Bound Cache’ that will be dropping as well. Time to see if we can get some nifty new weapons skins and outfits! I think I heard rumor of a Snowmobile sprint? Don’t quote me on that.
Hopefully this wasn’t too rambling for you all. This was mostly all off the top of my head, remembering things from TSW Holidays past. I know there are all kinds of little things and cosmetics that we could get, but this wasn’t meant to be an end-all-be-all list of everything. Again, check the TSWDB Legacy site for all those tidbits of information!
Thank you for stopping by. Good luck and Have fun with this event! And as always, I hope to see you, in the Secret World!2