Once a year it’s getting spooky in the Protector’s Enclave! Neverwinter’s annual event “Masquerade of Liars” brings the spirit of Halloween to all platforms and we have all the info you need to acquire the event goods. So don’t get scared and read through our guide!
The event structure is pretty easy. Players need to collect Masquerade Tokens and can trade them at the Masquerade Vendor for various rewards. You get tokens by completing three dailies and collecting Liar’s Charms. Charms drop from mobs throughout the world and from pumpkins scattered around Protector’s Enclave. Players then can trade those for additional tokens. Either at a 1:1 ratio directly in the store or at Masquerade Illusionists throughout Protector’s Enclave. The illusionists hand out a Bag of Illusionist’s Treats with multiple tokens.
Fashion Sets and Masks
You can choose to buy a few cool looking fashion items for your tokens, two companions, Transformation Potions and a Dye Pack. The Wandering Scarecrow and Skeleton unfortunately are pretty non-special. All of the stuff is unbound however and can be sold. On PC and consoles the masks sold for a decent amount in the first year, but the market since crashed. You need to figure out yourself whether the effort is worth the reward. It might make sense to sell or stash away the fashion set and Stronghold decor if you’re looking to get some ADs out of the event.
For all you fashionistas, some of the masks and fashion is cool looking. Especially the Jack o’ Liar Mask remains a popular item even outside the Halloween event days. So it makes sense to preview the stuff and see whether it might upgrade your character visually either for a special event outfit or even permanently.
Next to the store items players can obtain and refine the Illusionist’s Mask up to legendary quality with special event refinement stones. Doing your dailies you should get all Reagents to get the Mask all the way to legendary. This makes it a very easy way for new or undergeared players to fill their artifact spots, even if it’s only temporary.
Since the refining changes of Mod 12b there another subtle improvement to the event. Because RPs are a global currency and matching bonuses and all limitations gone, the event refinement now directly adds refining points that are not only limited to the Illusionist’s Mask. So even if you don’t want or need the event artifact, farming pumpkins in PE can actually be a nice source of RPs.
Once you’ve fully upgraded your Illusionist’s Mask you can trade it in for a Empowered Illusionist’s Mask. Players can bring this upgraded version up to mythic quality and it offers viable endgame stats as a secondary artifact. It’s definitely worth going for!
The Contest of Liars
The Contest of Liars is a competitive format that was added to the event in 2018. The contest and the rewards that came with it have their own guide that can be found here.
To get all rewards you need to get north of 5,000 Tokens. Only a fraction comes from the dailies, leaving most of them to be farmed using Liar’s Charms. Just killing mobs won’t nearly land you enough, so you are going to find yourself circling through PE, looting pumpkins, and trading charms at the illusionists. You can unfortunately not just turn in all your charms at one illusionist, because they get locked for a certain amount of time after the interaction. The map on the left shows the spots for pumpkins (orange) and stationary illusionists (red) so you can plan a route.
Even if you don’t gun for the subpar companions we are talking hours of doing a very repetitive task. As said we would advise players to closely monitor the market. The masks could become really cheap throughout the event, so you might not need to grind at all to get your favorite one.
Overall the Masquerade is nice event though. The Empowered Mask is a nice reward, and you might be able to make some RPs and a few ADs with reselling the unbound rewards. It’s also always fun to see all those players sporting their masks. So bring your costume and watch for Beholders in unusual spots!
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