Neverwinter Ravenloft Preview: New Undying Lockbox and ZEN Store Additions

As part of our massive coverage of Neverwinter’s Module 14, Ravenloft, I’d like to preview the Undying Lockbox and other ZEN store additions today! No update comes without a flurry of new premium items, and Ravenloft is no different. On top of the new lockbox we have a couple mounts and companions that could be interesting! So let’s see what players are presented with on June 26th!

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Undying Lockbox

The new lockbox is called “Undying” and comes with brand-new legendary and epic mounts and a companion. You can see the tooltips below and I’ve also attached videos that show the mount’s visuals, which are quite unique and cool. Some players will probably be in love with the legendary Swarm’s combat power as well. It has already been nerfed from 10% to 5% potency, but still seems to be fairly strong. The Razorwood companion feels equally overpowered. With +25% Combat Advantage Damage and additional Critical Severity it should instantly make it into players’ DPS loadouts. It’s also a viable active pet thanks to three offensive slots and ring/ring/neck, but it doesn’t feature the debuffing attacks that other companions offer.

The blue drops feature one intriguing change, and that’s the Companion Pack. It’s renamed to “Companion Equipment Pack” and drops +3 to +5 gear from the Illusionist’s Gambit and the older Adorable Gear from the New Life Lockbox. All gear is unbound so you will be able to fully buy and sell the gear. A random test returned way more purple Adorable gear than Gambit +4/+5 by the way.

The Enchantment Pack contains the Dread Enchantment and a new “Eclipse” Armor Enchantment, which adds Deflection chance and a stamina refill on Transcendent and Unparalleled levels.

Eclipse Rank Powers
Lesser: Increases deflection chance by 8%.
Moderate: Increases deflection chance by 11%.
Greater: Increases deflection chance by 14%.
Perfect: Increases deflection chance by 17%.
Pure: Increases deflection chance by 20%.
Transcendent: Increases deflection chance by 23%. Whenever your stamina drops below 20% your stamina is refilled and no longer depletes for 4 seconds. This effect may occur once every 60 seconds.
Unparalleled: Increases deflection chance by 25%. Whenever your stamina drops below 20% your stamina is refilled and no longer depletes for 6 seconds. This effect may occur once every 60 seconds.

Other than that the blue drops are pretty standard and unfortunately also feature an “Adventure Pack” again, which wasn’t exactly a fan-favorite. The devs however seem to like the concept and brought it back. I personally am also not that fond of the Fashion set. There’s only old sets available and you can’t even pick which one you want to get. On the bright side: If you call yourself a fashionista, you will probably be able to get most included sets pretty cheap.

Vistani Wanderer

All recent campaigns featured a premium companion to enhance the drop rates of progression currency. Ravenloft continues this pattern with the Vistani Wanderer, a ZEN Market companion that increases the drop of Barovian Coins, Omens, and Gold by 10%. Assuming Cryptic won’t change their prizing policy significantly, the Wanderer should cost 2,500 ZEN.

Winter Charge Promo

The Winter Festival is still months away, but it looks like the devs already finalized the corresponding promo that hands out unique rewards for charging ZEN. It’s probably comparable to what they’ve run last year, just that the mounts changed. You will be able to get an epic sled and a teal crag cat. Also don’t forget that the Summer Charge Promo starts in a week that features two unique mounts as well.

Tarokka Card Key Bundle

As always new mods come with a new package for the x20 Enchanted Key bundle on the ZEN Market. This time Tarokka Cards are included that you need to add challenge and rewards to Ravenloft Hunts. I’m not sure it’s worth buying into the keys just for the Tarokka Cards, but if you wanted to get keys anyway it might make sense to hold onto your ZEN a little longer to get the M14 stuff.

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Ravenloft Founder’s Pack

We’ve covered the Founder’s Pack extensively in its own article, but for the sake of completeness it’s also listed here. This might actually come to the ZEN Market before too long by the way. The devs introduced the Expedition Leader Pack of M13 two weeks before launch with an early bird discount. So the M14 version could be available as soon as June 12th. This would also align nicely with the Protector’s Jubilee and its massive ZEN discounts.


These are the premium rewards that will come with Neverwinter’s Module 14: Ravenloft. Do you like what you see or don’t you think you’ll be spending too much ZEN? Share your thoughts and experience on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!

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j0Shi

j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter, he has built up ALTs of all classes and plays on BIS/near-BIS level.

3 thoughts on “Neverwinter Ravenloft Preview: New Undying Lockbox and ZEN Store Additions

  • June 9, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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    It may sound silly, but I am most disappointed that there aren’t any Ravenloft themed stronghold decorations in the corresponding pack. Illogically, there are only Chultan decorations. Again. Still.

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      June 9, 2018 at 10:58 pm
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      Good hint. That’s just a tooltip issue though. The pack does indeed drop new decor.

      Reply

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