Welcome to the Cloak Alliance, a group of 13 guilds from all over the world in Neverwinter that have come together. We are building our strongholds and fighting the good fight. While mainly pve based, you may find some members that do pvp.
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Latest News and Announcements
Masquerade of Liars Reward Issue Supported by Devs
Check out our coverage for a guide to the event. This year the reward mechanic is different. All you have to do is complete your ten daily quests counting towards your goal and you receive your transformation immediately! UPDATE: on stream, Julia stated this was not the intended mechanic but they support the situation given this was something that slipped through the cracks.
Changes to the damage formula are coming
Let’s Discuss Class Balance!
Lord Willow has posted a new video about the “meta”, the current state of class balance and potential options for class balance in the future.
Mod 17, Uprising is now live!
Tower of the Mad Mage Anyone?
Our alliance is now running training runs for the Tower of the Mad Mage. For more information click here. Having trouble with the Tower of the Mad Mage (aka ToMM)? Make sure you check out the Tower of the Mad Mage Guide by Lightbringer, Sharpedge and Viral.
Stardock is here
Join your fellow adventurers in the Stardock quests. Every day you get 2 investigate activity quests. Every 2nd day you will be rewarded with Warden Expedition (WE) quests so you can collect your Stardock Rod sections. Once you have 3 of the same rod section, you will be rewarded with the new Fragment Expedition (FE) quest to acquire a fragment. Once you have collected the four fragment pieces, this should unlock the new 10 man TOMM (12 days of questing).
New race for Mod 17 is the gith. According to the dev blog “The gith race is available free to VIP for the first 2 weeks of the module and afterwards free to everyone (including VIP) for the 2 weeks after that. After the initial 4 weeks, players who didn’t log in for the free gith will have to buy a pack to get access to this race.”
Want to balance your stats for Mod 17? Check out Greyhastur’s 6-minute video on strategies to balance your stats for M17. You can also read https://guides.jannenw.info/2019/08/03/tower-of-the-mad-mage-guide/
Want to test you character out? This information can help: ACT Combat Tracker.
Watch our Alliance members online!
Lord Willow is a Neverwinter streaming content provider as well as video creator on YouTube. Check out his Twitch Channel at Lord_Willow. Lord Willow usually streams early evenings in Eastern Standard Time, or UTC -4, but check out his schedule for full details.
Alliance member Enna streams on her Backpetal Twitch channel. Enna streams during mornings in Europe so you can now spend your whole day watching Alliance members stream. Start with Enna, move to Hastur and finish with Willow!
If you didn’t already know, Cloaks leader Greyhastur has been streaming Neverwinter on Twitch since August of 2017! He currently streams on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday in the mornings, Pacific Daylight Time, or UTC -7. To visit his YouTube channel, click here.
Mod 16 Information Archive
If you’re returning to the game, Mod 16 changed the game you already knew. You’ll need to re-learn you what your character(s) does. If you want a high level guide on what to do day 1, check out our blog:
Puzzled by Master Expeditions? We’ve created a starter guide for Undermountain Expeditions!
Looking for Weave-Touched Fragments in Undermountain? There’s a fantastic post on Reddit complete with maps. Thanks to Reddit’s DamianThePhoenix and all the contributors to the post.
Mod 16+ Class Builds
UPDATED with videos from Lord Willow’s YouTube channel! Check out our class builds for Neverwinter’s Mod 16 Undermountain. Our own Lord Willow has developed class builds for Mod 16 Undermountain day 1 to take you from 70 to 80. He’s also provided level 80 build information for most of the Neverwinter classes.
- Cleric (updated with level 80 heal Cleric build video and dps screenshots)
- Paladin (updated with level 80 Paladin build video)
- Ranger (updated with level 80 build; new Ranger build video added and Ranger variant build video)
- Rogue (updated with level 80 Rogue build video)
- Wizard (updated with level 80 build; new Wizard build video added)
- Barbarian (updated with level 80 Barbarian build video)
- Warlock (updated with level 80 Warlock build video)
Interested in a non-scientific view of which classes are being played in Mod 16? Faze has posted information on the three Cloak guilds in our Alliance.
Companions in Mod 16
We’ve also got a Mod 16 Companion Starter to help you with the major changes to companions, runestones and equipment.
Mod 16 Math and Stats
Want to know what calculations are going on in Mod 16? Janne’s mechanics supersite has you covered:
What should my new stats be?
We have created a stats pocket guide for you to keep here called Stats to aim for Mod 16 https://cloakalliance.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/stats-to-aim-for-mod-16/
Content creator Rainer has been hard at work creating tools to help with Mod 16. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel for his latest updates. Check out his MOD16 pocket wiki: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…
If you want to know the history behind where these numbers come from, check out the Cryptic posting with enemy stat levels.
There’s another blog highlighting key mechanics over at the Neverwinter Unblogged website.
What is Magnitude?
You’ll notice that all your Dailies, encounters & At-Wills now list magnitude. What is magnitude? Well quite simply 100 magnitude just means 100% of your weapon damage (that is the damage range listed on your equipped weapon). So 500 magnitude is 5x your weapon damage. 45 magnitude on at-will means its 45% of your weapon damage, etc. Magnitude at a glance gives you an easy way to compare the damage of your abilities. What it doesn’t account for is activation time of those abilities, nor the cooldown. Nor whether they hit aoe vs single target. All of which can contribute to DPS, which is short for damage per second. Anyhow, we hope this clears up what this new MOD16 “magnitude” thingy is.
Mod 16 Ability Scores
Ability Scores are now universal, but magical and physical damage bonuses are now separate. We’ve got screenshots of the new Ability Scores.
Other recent content
The new Stronghold professions vendor schedule for 2019 is out and begins 25 Feb 2019.
Need to know when and where profession buildings are up?
Latest Useful Things
If you’re looking for a resource to explore Neverwinter content online, we’ve created a page of links in different categories to help direct you to resources.
Latest Fun Bits
Check out our new Fun Bits section of the site! This section is intended for anything not announcement or utility related, such as our Art Tour of Castle Ravenloft, or the post with the new Neverwinter demotivational posters. We also have a way to add some spice to your dungeon run with the Wheels of Wonder.
Our newest entries are part of a series called “From Another View”, where we look at Neverwinter locales outside the perspective of running content. Check out the latest entry on Valindra’s Tower to see the hidden courtyard. Previously in the series we covered: