Winter Magic

Overview Set Buildings Sequential Quests Daily Quests Quests by Chapter Grand Prizes Daily Prizes

All About
Winter Magic

The Elvenar Winter event, “Winter Magic” runs on beta from Monday, November 19th through Thursday, December 20th.

It has now been announced that the event will run on live worlds from Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, January 3rd.

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

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OVERVIEW OF EVENT

Dear Humans and Elves,

As the year is coming to an end, all your villagers start gathering in your town and together they build a wonderful Winter Market. There are many beautiful stalls, a gigantic Christmas tree made of icicles and all kinds of tasty delicacies to purchase. Elves, Humans and Orcs stand in line to get a fresh bottle of “Elvenade”, honey mead, candy apples or gingerbread. The highlight of the whole Winter Magic is the arrival of Santa Yeti, who gives out presents to all citizens.

This year, by completing the event quests and by searching in the outskirts of your city, you will be able to collect Snowflakes, which can be used to open up all kinds of Christmas Treats. These treats contain marvellous prizes, including a lot of brand new event buildings and we will also see some of our beloved Winter Event buildings from the past coming back! Opening up Christmas Treats will also reward you with Delicacies, which you will need to unlock the Grand Prizes. This year you will be able to collect 2 Set Buildings! One Set can be acquired by collecting all the Grand Prizes and the other one can be assembled by obtaining the seperate buildings as Daily Prizes.

EVENT DESIGN

“The Winter Magic” quest event is similar to the Woodelvenstock event we had this past summer.

Just like with other large events, we have two quest lines:

  • The top quest giver offers the sequential quests; you can complete these as fast as you can to earn Snowflakes. See the full list here

  • The second quest giver offers the daily quests. One new quest is presented each day. There is no time limit to complete it, but you can’t get more than 1 new quest per day. Earn 35 Snowflakes for each one completed. See the full list here

 

We can also collect additional Snowflakes from around the city. We can earn 1, 2, or 3 additional Snowflakes for each one we click.

 

Snowflakes can be found around your city in the same locations that Neighborly Help Reward Chests appear.

The following map from Mykan’s guide shows the possible locations where they can appear:

 

We spend Snowflakes by investing them into chests for a chance of one of several prizes, and to earn “Delicacies” towards the grand prizes.

SPENDING SNOWFLAKES

Use Snowflakes to make “Christmas Treats” which are this event’s version of chests. There are 9 total, and 3 are presented at a time. Each time you open a chest, they spin, and 3 new chests are presented.

Each time you earn Delicacies by opening a chest, the Christmas Goblins also move closer to other small gifts and prizes along the way:

Event Window

There is not a set ratio of snowflakes to delicacies; each chest gives a different amount of Delicacies per Snowflakes.

This may make a difference in which chests to choose. Some pay very good Delicacies per Snowflakes, some do not, but offer higher chances at other great prizes.

CHOOSING THE BEST CHESTS

Listed below are each of the Christmas Treats/chests that may appear, and a general rating of how good a choice they are for different goals.

Generally speaking, the lower the Snowflake cost, the better the chest.

CHEST RATINGS

Some may seem backwards, but they are correct over many attempts; for example, the items with the highest odds for a single try may seem better on the surface, but in reality, when considering the overall cost of Snowflakes per attempt and the number of attempts needed to gain a specific item, another may actually be a better choice for your goal.

Keep in mind, the ratings given are based on general probabilities and costs over time and over a number of tries. If you only have enough Snowflakes to try a couple of times, you may want to choose the item that has the higher chance per try, instead of the item with the lowest long-term cost.

The summaries included for each treat/chest are based on this chart, which shows cost per single item in Snowflakes, when considering both the probability of winning each item, including extra Snowflakes, and the cost per attempt.

The lower the value, the better choice it is in terms of lowest long-term cost.

TreatSnowflakes
per Treat
DelicaciesDaily
Exclusive
1% coin1% supply1h boost1 KP 1 Rune
Shard
Roasted Almonds406.7266.67  33.61  
Cookies52.56.6350.00 5.83   
Candy Cane52.56.6350.005.83    
Strawberry Mead716.5355.00  13.65  
Honey Wine856.5425.00   17.00 
Gingerbread Man1057.0525.00    55.26
Filled Chocolates1207.1480.006.00  22.86 
Gingerbread house1307.2520.00 6.5 18.57 
Candy Apples1457.3580.007.25  13.81

Click the name of any Christmas Treat for more details.

  • Best choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 3rd best for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Strawberry Mead is better choice if goal is speed boost instants.
  • 2nd best choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 2nd best choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Best choice for supplies instants
  • 2nd best choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 2nd best choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Best choice for coins instants
  • 3rd best choice for daily exclusive prize
  • Best choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Best choice for speed boost instants
  • Mediocre choice for daily exclusive prize
  • Best choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • 2nd best choice for AW KP
  • 2nd worst choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 2nd worst choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Choose only if goal is Rune Shards
  • Mediocre choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 3rd worst choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Choose if goal is coins or KP
  • 2nd worst choice for daily exclusive prize
  • 2nd worst choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Choose if goal is supplies or KP
  • Worst choice for daily exclusive prize
  • Worst choice for Delicacies/Grand Prizes
  • Choose if goal is coins or KP

UNIQUE DAILY PRIZES

Listed below are each of the other new buildings that will be offered on various days throughout the event as the daily exclusive prize.

Buildings in addition to those listed here may also be offered, including repeats from previous events as this is not uncommon, but included here are only those buildings introduced for the first time during this event.

The prize that you receive is based on the chapter you are in when the prize is redeemed.

You MUST complete the
first research of a chapter
in order to be considered as
being “in” that chapter!

Once you’ve accepted the prize into your inventory, its value will not change. This is still true even if you have not yet placed it in your city.

CULTURE ONLY

POPULATION / CULTURE

CULTURE & MORE

EXPIRING

LARGE IMAGES

CULTURE ONLY

These buildings do not require a road connection since they only offer culture.

Snow Sculpture
2×1

Sculpture of Wonky Goblin Gifts
2×2

POPULATION / CULTURE

These buildings do not require a road connection since they only offer culture and population.

Ice Rink
4×4

Elvenade Factory Outlet
4×3

Delicious Ginger Bread Men
6×3

Yeti Quarters
2×3

CULTURE & MORE

Each of the following buildings do require a road connection to function.

Candy Booth
6×3

EXPIRING

Each of the following buildings do require a road connection to function.

Ice Lindworm
2×2

Elvenade Supply Carriage
2×3

Ferris Wheel
2×3

SPECIAL PREMIUM* BUILDING

This building does NOT require a road connection.

Advent Candle
1×1

*Presumed based on event history and building type.

 

 

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