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Monday, June 25, 2012

New Wizard101 Pagoda Gauntlet Bundle and a Walkthrough!


Right under our noses, KingsIsle released a brand new $39 card at local Target stores! However, at this point, you've got plenty of houses, and they decided to try something new - a sigil-lit gauntlet with amazing XP rewards, a news badge, and a variety of cool drops!

This brand new card, pictured below, features a small instance that can be placed in your house - the Midnight Sun Pagoda! You'll also receive a set or two of cool, Sohei Gear and a Hankyu Bow! As if that weren't enough, you'll get a Shaolin Monkey pet, which is shown on the card. You'll also get a Run Run Rikshaw mount, which is a Rikshaw (or Rickshaw) that your wizard sits in, and, as is traditional, is pulled. In this case, a small sheep is pulling the cart. You can also choose a one-month membership or 5000 crown bonus!


The card was just released today, so the details on the pet talents and gear statistics are still yet to be discovered, but many users, including myself, got access to the Pagoda Gauntlet! (Remember, throughout this post, you can click for full-size images!)


Me, Kelsey (of Stars of the Spiral), Anthony (of Legends of the Spiral), and Cody all decided to take on the new gauntlet!

Once inside, here's the breakdown of what you'll be doing. The first floor has a bunch of health and mana wisps, so gather them while you can. There are also mini-game sigils if you'd like to play a game or two, fill up potion bottles, etc. You should note that, once inside the instance, you cannot leave back to the house. The exit is a Spiral door.

Basically, you'll have some quick dialogue about a master under a dark spell. You're, of course, sent to investigate.


Inside, there are a variety of creatures. Based on your levels, the instance may be worth more of less experience. With 70-80s, we've found that 47,000 experience is about right. The creatures all have varying amounts of health and different looks, too.




Every battle here will have four enemies. The first two floors are just your classic mobs, but the third floor has a 9,950 health boss (if you have the right levels for it) and three minions. He has several minor cheats, but nothing to really worry about. I believe these involve the removal of shields you place on yourself. He will only use this cheat on the person in the first position.

The third level is more mobs, but the fourth level is a puzzle. You must collect the gravestones in order - oldest to newest. It isn't too hard. Click the image below for full-size and more detail. The one in the front, and to the right is the oldest, the one in the back on your left is next. Then, pick the one in the front to your left, and finally, the one in back to your right.


If you fail the puzzle (*cough* Anthony), you'll have to fight more mobs!


Next up, you'll meet the "master" under a dark spell, leading four of his students. They complain that his ways are evil, but vow to follow him anyway. Yeah, that's a tad inconvenient for you...


They like to use Time Bombs and a number of other cheats. The first round, a mass infection will be cast on you, but won't be replaced, so you can use a minor healing spell or wait for your pet to use Spritely. Then, they will repeatedly use Legion Shields (30% shield to all), so get some Earthquake or DoTs ready! 

Despite the fact that there's four, you shouldn't use AoEs if you want to avoid cheats (though they aren't terribly severe). If you do, the Storm will use a Storm Lord with no stun, and the Balance will use Major Blessing (175 healing) on all remaining enemies, including himself.

After that, you've reached the final portion of the gauntlet! This last battle is pretty wild. Here's the real enemy - the on who imprisoned Yoshinobu! Kaizoku, on the end, is the cheater! He'll periodically use a Star-based attack that deals several hundred damage on any number of his opponents. It is still unknown whether or not having certain buffs or debuffs helps with this cheat. 


Oddly enough (probably due to a glitch), he will randomly begin attacking himself with basic hits doing 450 damage... over, and over, and over. While this is probably intended, the number of times the hit is performed is not. After using almost anything, he'd begin hitting himself repeatedly. He quickly killed himself off for us. The others do not appear to cheat, so kill them as you please.


Finally, your hard work pays off! You get a lovely 47,000 XP or so, plus a shiny new badge - and the longest one yet! You can now be a Master of Karate and Friendship. As you can see, it looks quite strange in your badge book because it's so long!

Thanks, Kelsey, Anthony, and Cody for the run! It was fun! This is one card I definitely won't be missing out on!

Thanks for reading, and see you in the Spiral!

49 comments:

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    1. I've got a few different mega snacks. Zen Poppers, oh the poodle ones, and some other cool stuff. got 8 pets my first run

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    2. you can get cool clothes too....

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    3. you can get cool clothes too....

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    4. Well you get a lot of nooby pets ( brown spider goat monk ninja pig)
      but I got a jade elephant Pet from yoshinobu

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  2. I'd also like to note the boss health (and mobs), Gold and XP rewards and possibly drops varies depending on who enters the dungeon. 3 lvl 70+ and 1 lvl 54 brought the bosses' health down to a bit over 2k, and we received the dungeon's grandmaster boots.

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  3. Aw...To bad there isn't a Target near me.

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    1. You can also get in Walmart

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    2. can you really?

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    3. USA ONLY! THAT SUCKS MOLDY CHEESE! I LIVE IN CANADA! UNFAIR!

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  4. @Joseph - A variety of objects, snacks, and pets with a MooShu theme. I got a Stone Colossus. There are also rumors of Ninja Lore items being dropped in the house, as well as special gear.

    @123games1 - Yes, they do. I'd love to take my level 80 with three level 1's, and see how smoothly that goes.

    @Anonymous - They should end up selling them online, but right now they have a picture of it with a price of $20 - don't be fooled, this is the old card with the wrong picture!

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  5. Hi Swordroll! :) Love your blog, and every post in it. Just something I'd like to ask about this gauntlet: did you get a Rank 8 Mega Snack at the end of the dungeon?

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  6. @Apollo - Hey! Actually, I don't remember getting anything too worthwhile at the final battle, but I've heard that people have been getting mega-snacks. The dungeon has a few glitches, so I wouldn't be surprised if we saw changes or new drops like that.

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  7. OMG OMG OMG GOTTA BUY IT!! :D Nice info. I would've hat NO idea at all without this :P

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  8. Hi Swordroll. I went in with 2 wizards, so had different experience. No Mass Infection. Also had an extra fight (4 before the puzzle). See wizarena for video.

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  9. Hi Swordroll. I went in with 2 wizards, so had different experience. No Mass Infection. Also had an extra fight (4 before the puzzle). See wizarena for video.

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  10. Hi Swordroll. I went in with 2 people, so our experience was different. We had 4 fights before the puzzle, no Mass Infection etc. Video on wizarena!

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  11. @StorySmith Knights - Interesting, do you have a link to Wizarena? There are quite some number of links with that name when I type it in Google. (By the way, all comments are moderated, and must be approved before they show up :))

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  12. Ok I hate it when you have to go to the store lol then you ask for it and no one knows what or where it is.

    I wish they would just sell it on the website. So I can just buy it and move on not make a trip of it.

    But alas i am all talk because i know i am gonna get it.

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  13. Hahaha It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference. Must have that badge now

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  14. can anyone list a target store that actually has it? i have called target stores in oregon californis and texas wit no luck

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  15. As I said, there are still some problems with the card, and it probably isn't SUPPOSED to be released yet.

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  16. how does the rickshaw looks like (pic?)

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  17. how does the rickshaw looks like (pic?)

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  18. Check my post after this for a picture of the mount!

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  19. i herd it was recalled but i dont know if thats true or when its back in stores

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  20. The card was officially released today, so you may be able to find it soon!

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  21. I got a question how come yours has sigils for games and my two dungeon dont?

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    1. Unfortunately, I believe they removed them.

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  22. I have the pagoda but when I try to bring friends in, they try to come to my location it says I am busy, even if we go in together it brings us to two different dungeons.. what could be the problem?

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    1. You can't teleport to friends inside the dungeon, unfortunately. However, you can sure enter with them! If you both enter on the sigil at the same time, it should bring you both to the same dungeon. If not, there's a problem, and you should contact Wizard101 Support!

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  23. i got twin spiders (from one egg) very strange

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  24. Ok i gotta say the pagoda gauntlet is AWESOME!Now the fun part is just do what i do ya dont have to buy it you can just search for friends that have it and go with them (or trick them by telling them ya wanna show your friend how awesome his/her house is.But seriously ya get awesome stuff there and btw its not a glitch ya might get mega snacks or AWESOME pets there including the complete ultimate balance gear. :) :) :D :D :D

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  25. hey swordroll can you add me as a friend in wizard101? i want to go through the pagoda gauntlet again

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    1. Sure, post a TFC here, and I'll add you!

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    2. richard spirit fountain__
      add me

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    3. my name is richard spirit fountain so pls add me and so i can try battle at there thanks

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    4. Aaron DragonFriend level 50 Myth.
      please add me.

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  26. can you add me to your friends list so i can try to battle in the pagoda my name on wizard101 is Alexandra shadow thistle please add me

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  27. what pets do you get

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  28. There's no way for me to add you if you just post "please add me" so please post a TFC with requests.

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  29. add me daniel battlegem

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  30. TFC is "True Friend Code"

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  31. www.walmart.com search wizard101
    choose pagoda egift card.
    pay the $39 american and get code 4h to 4d by email

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