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War Avatar Cards
War Avatar is a feature added in the PWI New Horizons expansion. It allows you to collect cards and equip them to gain bonuses such as attack, defence and more. War Avatar cards are bound to the character; they cannot be traded or account stashed.
War Avatar Basics[edit | edit source]
In order to access the War Avatar window open your inventory and click on the "War Avatar" tab.
In the War Avatar window you will see six empty slots. You can equip cards on those slots, one card per slot. Each slot offers different bonuses.
- Destroyer slot: Physical + Magical Attack (This slot is shown in the picture highlighted)
- Battle slot: Physical + Magical Attack
- Longevity slot: Health + Physical Defense
- Durability slot: Health + Magical Defense
- Soulprime slot: Spirit
- Lifeprime slot: Spirit
If you put your mouse over a card you will see an expanded view of the card's stats. If the type of card says "Type Battle" you should equip it on the Battle slot in the War Avatar window. You can equip the cards in any slot you wish but you won't receive the card's full bonus if you do so. You will receive the base stats of said slot but you won't get any additional bonuses (blue adds on the cards or leveled up bonuses). Each card type should be equipped to the corresponding slot unless you're missing specific types of cards.
If you equip a card, you can un-equip it. They work like gear pieces in your inventory.
War Avatar Cards[edit | edit source]
There are currently over 200 available cards to play around with. In order to check them out, open your War Avatar window and click the bottom right button "War Avatar Book".
You will see pictures of all the cards with the ability to sort them by Level (C, B, A, S, S+), and Type (Destroyer, Battle, Durability ect.).
The cards that you have in the slots or in the War Avatar Bag will be highlighted and you can check the stats of cards you have by hovering over with the mouse pointer. In order to look at the cards you have in storage, open the War Avatar window and click the bottom right button labeled "War Avatar Bag". Any cards that you receive will automatically be placed in this bag. You can drag and drop cards to and from the War Avatar Bag to slots in the War Avatar window or to your inventory but the cards can not be traded or put into your account stash.
List of War Avatar Cards[edit | edit source]
A complete list of existing War Avatar cards.
Card Levels[edit | edit source]
Cards come in grades. The grades are C, B, A, S and S+ from weakest to strongest, but S+ cards are currently not available in game. The cards also have levels which you can level up yourself. Leveling a card up will increase its base stats (attack, defense or spirit) but it does not affect additional bonuses (displayed in blue letters).
In order to level up a card you will have to make it devour another card. The devour button is at the bottom center of your War Avatar window. Select the card you want level up by simply clicking on the card you have equipped. Have your War Avatar Bag open and click the Devour button. Once you do it, your cursor will change shape. Then simply select the cards that you wish to get devoured by clicking on them. The devoured card will disappear. You cannot feed higher level cards to lower level cards. You can also choose to make a card devour a War Avatar Box (the box that contains a random card/s).
Set Bonus[edit | edit source]
Some cards have a set bonus. Just like gear, collect all cards and equip them to get the set bonus.
Unfortunately all the current known methods of acquiring cards is random so you need luck to get all the cards of one set.
It's generally better to opt for sets because sets increase the stats of the cards.
Reawakening Cards[edit | edit source]
Cards can be reawakened. This can be done at the War Avatar Master NPC in Kirin Town, Primal World.
When a card has reached max level you can consume a duplicate card to reawaken your max leveled card. Just like characters, a reawakened card will go back to level 1 but its base stats and growth will be higher. If you want to reawaken a card for the second time, you'll have to feed it a duplicate reawakened card.
A card can be reawakened two times. The first reawakening will offer 130% of base stats and the second will offer 160% of base stats.
Card Leadership[edit | edit source]
Each character starts with 10 base Leadership. The cards have a set amount of leadership required in order to be equipped. For example if you equip six C cards that all require "Leadership 1" you will have to use 6 points out of 10 from your Leadership to equip them.
Higher grade cards will typically require higher leadership. The amount of leadership is not grade exclusive though and it may vary among cards of the same grade and same type. The minimum leadership a card can have is 1 and the maximum leadership a card can have is 3.
In general, the better cards you get, the more leadership you'll need so you'll have to eventually increase your leadership. To do this, you'll have to buy War Avatar Catalysts from the Boutique or other players and talk to the War Avatar Master NPC in Kirin Town, Primal World.
The amount of Catalysts required to increase leadership depends on the current amount of your leadership. You need 10 Catalysts, to increase leadership to 11, you need 20 Catalysts to increase it to 12, you need 30 Catalysts to increase it to 13 and so on. Catalysts can be bought from the Boutique or from other players.
The maximum amount of Leadership and how much leadership is on the card is indicated by (??/??) on the top left corner of the War Avatar window.
- C = 1 Leadership.
- B = 1 or 2 Leadership (with a greater % chance to have 2)
- A = 1, 2 or even 3 Leadership (with a greater % chance to have 2 or 3)
- S = 2 or 3 Leadership (with a greater % chance to have 3)
Catalysts are also used to make the premium B~S card packs which are better than the ones bought from Boutique.
- S 1.04%
- A 3.50%
- B 33.84%
- C 61.38%
- S 2.08%
- A 6.30%
- B 92.16%
- C 0.00%
The Nuema[edit | edit source]
If you open your War Avatar window you will notice on the left side a thing called "Nuema".
The Nuema grants you additional bonuses. Nuema is not affected by the card you have equipped, but each of the 6 different card slots will offer a different kinds of Nuema stats.
- Destroyer slot: Physical + Magical Attack Nuema
- Battle slot: Physical + Magical Attack Nuema
- Longevity slot: Health + Physical Defense Nuema
- Durability slot: Health + Magical Defense Nuema
- Soulprime slot: Spirit Nuema
- Lifeprime slot: Spirit Nuema
Nuema levels are called "Tiers". There are currently 8 Nuema Tiers and each one of them has a level requirement.
- Tier 1 - Lvl 1
- Tier 2 - Lvl 20
- Tier 3 - Lvl 45
- Tier 4 - Lvl 60
- Tier 5 - Lvl 80
- Tier 6 - Lvl 95
- Tier 7 - Lvl 101
- Tier 8 - Lvl 102
Each Nuema Tier will increase the bonus as seen here. In order to level up your Nuema Tier you will have to farm Nuema orbs.
Nuema Orbs[edit | edit source]
You can absorb only up to 20 orbs per week. The limit resets every Friday-night/Saturday-morning (in other words Friday night at midnight server time). Access the Nuema Listing window to check your orb limit (at the top).
Every day the server will select random bosses that will drop Nuema orbs. Open your War Avatar window and select the bottom right button Nuema Listings to access this window.
Each boss will drop an Origin Orb with a chance to drop an Essence Orb. However, it's not exactly a drop. Once you kill the boss a peculiar spirit will appear. Click on the spirit to select it and absorb the orb. The orb will automatically go into your inventory and it's bound.
Right click the orb and your Nuema will automatically receive EXP.
Essence Orbs give triple the EXP of Origin Orbs.
If you use high tier orbs on a low tier Nuema, the EXP will be nerfed by half.
Each orb has a Nuema type but the orbs dropped are a random type therefore you cannot choose which Nuema to farm.
Additionally you can only get one orb per boss kill so your best bet is to solo the bosses. If you kill a boss in a squad and all the squad members attempt to absorb the spirit for the orb, only one single member will receive the orb at random.
The Nuema orb is only available for 1 minute after it drops from the boss. It takes around 18-22 seconds to absorb it. Undercurrent Hall bosses drop 10 Nuema orbs.
A good strategy to farm Nuema for low level tiers (1,2 or 3), is to wait the day that Qingzi of FB19 shows up on the Nuema Listing and run the instance multiple times. Likewise, for example quick Nuema runs in FB51 for Fushma or Zimo in FB59 for other Nuema tiers (3 & 4).
Bosses for Nuema[edit | edit source]
- Thromb the Mighty - FB19 (Human), Fire Crag Grotto
- Rend Razorjaw - FB19 (Untamed), Den of Rabid Wolves
- Poison Tail Occultist - FB19 (Elven), Cave of the Vicious
- Qingzi - FB29, Secret Passage
- Farren Sereneti - BH39, Gate of Delirium
- Calcid of the Flame - BH39, Gate of Delirium
- Hercule Trioc - BH39, Gate of Delirium
- Fushma - FB51, Secret Frostcover Grounds
- Ranker - FB51, Secret Frostcover Grounds
- Myriadtail Wyvern - FB51, Secret Frostcover Grounds
- Zimo - FB59, Valley of Disaster
- Qianji - FB59, Valley of Disaster
- Raving Drake Brute - FB59, Valley of Disaster
- Ofotis - FB59, Valley of Disaster
- Gluttonix - FB59, Valley of Disaster
- Resentful Pyrosteosis - FB69, Wrathgate
- Damned Garunob - FB69, Wrathgate
- Cenequus Polearm - FB69, Wraithgate
- Stygean Quartermaster - FB79, Hallucinatory Trench
- Linus, the Woeful - FB79, Hallucinatory Trench
- Brigand Transient - FB79, Hallucinatory Trench
- Cyclone Dragon - Undercurrent Hall, Primal World
- Tempest Dragon - Undercurrent Hall, Primal World
- Inferno Lord Phyrex - Undercurrent Hall, Primal World
Miscellaneous Information[edit | edit source]
Inside Primal World, at Kirin Town you will find the War Avatar Master. This NPC has 3 unique gifts for you.
If you collect 10 Level C cards, talk to the NPC to receive a free Level B card. The cards will not be consumed but they are required in order to receive the free card. Likewise, you if you have 10 Level B cards you can receive a free Level A card. If you have 10 Level A cards you can receive a free Level S card. This is a one-time only quest.
When you are looking at the stats by a mouse hover, it will display your own class in the "Current class" stat on the card regardless of which class is using the card, even when looking at another player's cards in their inventory.
Some card stat multipliers are affected by the class using it.