Newcomer's Guide

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This is a page for a general introduction to Wynncraft and its mechanics. You can find out more about individual mechanics on their respective pages.


Introduction to Wynncraft[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft is a magical fantasy land created by CraftedMovie. It is filled with many wonders and things to discover. As you journey you will find everything from harmless animals to dangerous and very powerful foes. Please read the Rules before playing on the server and follow them. The game world is operated and moderated by the Wynncraft Staff.

You, as the player, are a soldier sent to Wynn to help fight the corruption. You start the game near the border of the Wynn province. In the first quest, King's Recruit, you have to reach the Ragni Castle. After finishing the tutorial you are free to explore the world however you desire.

This guide entails many of the basic mechanics of Wynncraft. For more info on each one, see their individual pages.

Joining the Server[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft's lobby

You can join the server from multiple IPs:

  • play.wynncraft.com - sends you to US servers (WC).
  • lobby.wynncraft.com - sends you to the lobby.

When you join a world, the official resource pack will automatically start downloading. It is possible to play without it, but it is not recommended. If you have trouble downloading the resource pack, follow the steps on this thread.

After this, you will see the class selection screen. Click the green plus button. The icons in the upper row are the regular, non-donor classes. From left to right, these are Archer, Warrior, Mage, Assassin, and Shaman. Choose one and you will be sent right into the game. If you already have started a class, click on its icon and play. You can skip this step using the command /toggle autojoin so the game will automatically choose the class you last selected. To undo this, enter the command again.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Classes

Each class has different weapons, spells, and base stats. Wynncraft offers five main classes: Mage, Warrior, Archer, Assassin, and Shaman. Donors unlock reskinned classes, which have different visual effects: the Dark Wizard, Knight, Hunter, Ninja and Skyseer.

  • Mage: Uses Wands to cast powerful spells. It can use Meteors which deal decent amount of damage each, but isn't very spammy (Around 1 Meteor a second past level 36, 3 seconds before). It can be very tanky due to it's Heal Spell, sometimes tankier then Warrior because of this, but remember it has a lower base defense then Warrior.
  • Warrior: A tank class with the highest defense modifier. However keep in mind it has no Heal Spell, unlike Mages and Shamans. They deal around decent damage. Their weapons are Spears.
  • Archer: A ranged class that uses Bows. The Archer excels at long range and has amazing damage, which compensates for the base defense.
  • Assassin: Uses Daggers and is a class focused on doing high damage very quickly. Although it has to get very close to enemies, it can deal incredible damage alongside Archer. It is a good class like Shaman for of stunlocking, unless there's CCI which is explained below.
  • Shaman: A Relik-wielding class. It lacks defense similarly to the Archer, but makes up for it with healing from its totem. Unless it's facing mobs with CCI (Crowd Control Immunity, where the Aura spell doesn't push mobs to the Totem, and other Knockback/Stun Spells don't work on it), it's Aura spell can completely incapacitate mobs if it's spammed enough.

Compass (Not the 7th slot)[edit | edit source]

Between your health and mana, and between the coordinates between those, there is a letter. This letter indicates which way you are facing. N = North, E = East, and so on. This can be very useful for questing, since NPCs will sometimes say directions relative to the compass.

Experience Points[edit | edit source]

Main article: Experience Points

Experience points are gained by killing mobs, completing quests, and finding discoveries. Progression from one level to the next is indicated by the green bar above the hotbar. After a certain amount of experience is acquired, your character will level up, and you will receive a chat message about what you have unlocked (e.g. a quest or spell upgrade). When you kill a mob, the number of experience points awarded is indicated above the slain mob. Killing mobs closer to your level will award more experience points.

Gear with the XP Bonus identification can increase the amount of XP you recieve. It can be useful when you run out of quests and need to level up, which makes it wise to keep gear with xp bonus if you find them. An example of XP bonus gear is Adventurer's Set, which has a 50% XP bonus in its set bonus, and can easily be found in chests found in Ancient Nemract. Since levelling is fairly fast until around level 90, it is recommended you use gear you get from chests and mobs and to not use trade market for buying much until late game. Quest XP is not affected by any bonuses.

Skill Points and Elements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skill Points
This mob has a weakness to water and deals fire damage, meaning water damage will be more effective on it. Your fire defense can affect its damage.

Skill Points are earned when you level up. Your player will acquire 2 points per level.

NOTE: Most armour, weapons, and accessories require skill points assigned to one or more elements in order to be used.

Skill Points can be spent on these perks:

  • Strength increases the amount of damage the player deals and increases your Earth damage.
  • Dexterity increases the player's chance to do +100% base damage (not actually double) on a hit and increases your Thunder damage.
  • Intelignce reduces the cost of spells and increases your Water damage.
  • Defense reduces the damage the player takes and increases your Fire damage.
  • Agility increases the player's chance to dodge an attack and increases your Air damage.

Mobs can also have elemental stats:

  • Damage - mobs with this stat will deal damage of the respective element.
  • Defense - mobs with this stat will receive less damage from attacks of the respective element.
  • Weakness - mobs with this stat will receive more damage from attacks with the respective element.

Strength and Dexterity give damage based on your base weapon, not overall. So if you have 430 Arrow Storms on average but a weapon with a base of 290 average, and have 21 Strength, you deal around 55 more average storms instead of around 82 more average storms. Strength and Dexterity stack on each other as well. Intelligence reduces your spell costs. If you had a 6 mana arrow storm and have 29 intelligence, you have 5 arrow mana storms, and 1 reduced mana cost on bomb. If you want to see how much spell costs are reducted by a certain amount of int, you can see this Mana table. For example, having 68 Intelligence halvens all spell costs except for the spell costs that with no int or spell cost items, cost an odd number (odd as in 1, 3, 5, not like odd as in weird). Defense/Agility increase your effective HP, and depending how much you spend into them, you can be a lot tankier.

If you want to see how much tankier you are, you can use Wynnbuilder and it'll show your EHP (EHP stands for Effective HP, which is your health factoring in Defense (and sometimes Agility) skill points or you can follow the formula below.

Health / 1 - (Percentage of damage absorbed by Defense) / Percentage of extra Damage taken from mobs relative to a 100% Base Defense (Or multiplied by the percentage of damage absorbed from mobs). If you want to factor in Agility, you can do Health / 1 - (Percentage of damage absorbed by defense) / 1 - (Percentage of damage absorbed by Agility) / Percentage of extra Damage taken from mobs relative to a 100% Base Defense. For an example, if you are a Shaman, with 4500 HP and 68 Defense, as 68 Defense has a 50% damage reduction, and Shaman takes 1.5 times the damage from mobs, so the formula would be 4500 / 0.5 / 1.5, would would be 6,000 EHP.

Base defenses for each class. It is going by relative to Assassin since Assassin has a 100% Base Defense. This doesn't include Assassin since this is relative to Assassin.

Shaman - 1.5 times more damage from mobs compared to Assassin

Archer - 1.4 times more damage from mobs compared to Assassin

Mage - 1.2 times more damage from mobs compared to Assassin

Warrior - 0.8 times more damage from mobs compared to Assassin

The base defenses are like additional damage for how far it is from 100% base defense. It is like since 60% Base Defense is 40% short from 100% base defense, so a class with 60% Base Defense (Archer) takes 40% more damage.


When you are levelling a character, it is recommended you first fill out your gear skill point requirements, and put remaining skill point into intelligence and defense after level 29 (Before 29, remaining skill points into Defense). You should put 50% of your remaining skill points into intelligence and defense. If you see you have a useful intelligence threshold 10 skill points away after seeing how much intelligence you have after adding up your current intelligence points with 50% of your remaining sp, then you should get to that threshold and put skill points into defense. You can look at this table for the intelligence thresholds. It is also recommended to stay away from items with a Strength or Dexterity when levelling up.

It is also not recommended to put tier 4 or higher powders on a weapon before around level 60 since you can level fairly quickly. Putting powders like Tier 3 or lower can work however if you want to use some spare powders. You also shouldn't powder armor too since you'll level quickly. The change in elemental defense too is barely noticeable by most people fro armors.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Quests

Quests are tasks that you can do in order to get XP and Emeralds. The contents of a quest may vary from simply collecting materials to traveling through time or finding ruins of ancient civilizations. Quests range in difficulty and duration, with the greater challenges giving a greater reward. Some, but not many quests may require teamwork (This is not limited to ???, other quests with hard combat challenges like The Qira Hive (Quest) and Tower of Ascension (Quest) can make a player request for teamwork) to complete the quest, and some require you to think outside the box. Some quests also give access to different areas, dungeons, fast travel points, or merchants. Additionally to the monetary and experience reward, you may also get powerful gear. Some examples of powerful gear are the Grookwarts accessories from The Order of the Grook, the Ornate Shadow items from A Hunter's Calling. It can also save you time from looting chests, running Boss Altars, or running Dungeons, or killing mobs, since you won't have to try to fill for the specific gear slot. Quests past level 80 generally give over 1 LE, and quests below level 80 can also give good money and XP relative to their level.

NOTE: It is recommended to complete most (if not all) quests you come across on your first playthrough to fully understand the lore, and get good money, and if you know how to do quests fast, levelling can be sometimes faster then grinding, especially between levels 80-100. It is also more enjoyable then grinding.

Items[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft has an official resource pack, which is required to be able to view the different weapon models. The game has over 4500 different items, allowing for a broad spectrum of playstyles.

Item types[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft has many different types of items:

Obtaining Items[edit | edit source]

In the world of Wynncraft, blocks are unable to be broken. An exception is flowerpots, which have a chance to drop emeralds (and a low chance to drop items). The majority of the blocks you see will be decorative. Items can be obtained in the following ways:

Identifications[edit | edit source]

Main article: Identifying

Most of the weapons, armor, accessories, and crafted items have identifications (stats, IDs) that give buffs and/or debuffs. Here are some of the many possible IDs:

  • XP Bonus = increases the amount of XP you gain from monsters or dungeons (NOT quests!)
  • Health Regen (raw/%) = increases the amount of health you regenerate every four seconds
  • Mana Regen = regenerates additional mana every four seconds.
  • Main Attack Damage / Spell Damage = increases raw neutral main attack/spell damage
  • (Str./Dex./Int./Def./Agi.) = gives extra skill points to the respective element
  • (Element) damage/defense = increases your elemental damage/defense by %

Stats on items are mostly beneficial but can also come at the cost of one or several other stats. For instance, the Mythic Warp gives a lot of walk speed allowing for fast movement, but it has the tradeoff of massively negative health regen.

Keep in mind rarity (Unique, Rare, Legendary) doesn't matter, focus on the identifications of gear.

Money & Economy[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft's primary currency is Emeralds, a green gem that you will encounter many a time as you adventure through the world.

Emeralds[edit | edit source]

  • Most of the Quests reward emeralds. The reward depends on the level and length of the quest. Sometimes, instead of emeralds, you get valuable items that you might be able to trade.
  • Most mobs drop emeralds.
  • You can find emeralds in Loot Chests. Those spawn on fixed locations, usually few minutes after being claimed (with nearly no loot).
  • Dungeons also reward emeralds. They fall from the sky upon completion.
  • A Blacksmith will give you emeralds depending on the item you sell to them. The amount depends on the identification price (meaning the rarer item the more emeralds). Mostly one does not get back the money they have spent on identifying the item, but you can increase the chance of turning a profit by selling lower rarity items such as Uniques.
  • Emeralds can be condensed into different forms using an emerald NPC, which are found in most cities in their respective banks. 64 Emeralds can be condensed into 1 Emerald Block (EB fof short). 64 Emerald blocks can be condensed into 1 Liquified Emerald (LE for short).

Trading[edit | edit source]

Main article: Trading

You can trade your items with other players. To ask for a trade, either use the command /trade [playername] or shift+right-click on the player one wishes to trade with. Be careful not to get scammed. To accept a trade, both of the players need to click the checkmark twice.

Merchants[edit | edit source]

Merchants are NPCs marked with a magenta name that after right-click opens a GUI for trading. Most merchants trade for emeralds, although some use a different currency. In Rymek, for instance, merchants will only accept Gold Bars as currency. They can be found in almost every city or town. You can buy almost anything from basic gear and Accessories to scrolls, potions or even potatoes.

Trade Market[edit | edit source]

Main article: Trade Market

You can use the in-game trade market, located in most major cities, in order to easily get items without having to search for them or look on the Forums or Discord server. Note: It is recommended to check the regular price of an item (especially higher-level and rarer items) before deciding to buy it.

Loot Chests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Loot Chests
Content of loot chest
Loot chests are marked by particles. Tier I / II (left) and III / IV (right)

You will find many loot chests in the world of Wynncraft, which are distinguished from un-openable decorative chests by their particles. These chests contain gear that may help you along your journey. Take note of where you found them, as they will respawn with new loot inside after a certain amount of time. If a loot chest goes unopened for a long time, the loot in it will increase in value and amount. A recently opened loot chest will only have a pitiful amount of emeralds inside.

Dungeons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dungeons

Individual Dungeons are unlocked by completing their dungeon quests. To enter a dungeon, you will need a Dungeon Key dropped by their respective Key Guardian.

Dungeons often contain a mixture of combat and parkour. The player must make their way through several stages before being able to defeat the dungeon boss. Dungeons are often more challenging than the usual cave or quest, so the player should come well-prepared. Dungeon rewards include one boss drop and three dungeon fragments. Both are used to buy items from Dungeon Merchants. They also give the player a significant amount of EXP and some Emeralds upon completion.

Most dungeons also have higher-level corrupted variants, which can be found in The Forgery.

Soul Points (Death)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Soul Points

Upon death, you will lose two Soul Points and a few items. The lower the number of Soul Points you have, the higher the chance to drop more valuable items.

If you are under 6 Soul Points, it is highly recommended to wait for more Soul Points or you may lose items on death. Unless your gear is fully untradeable or made of Mythic Items, there is a chance your gear will be lost on death. Also, make sure your emeralds are in your bank, as those can be dropped too. Avoid combat when under 6 Soul Points.

You also lose one Soul Point after using a teleport scroll and two soul points by resetting your skill points. Skill points can also be reset for no soul point cost using Skill Reset Scrolls. One Soul Point is gained at every in-game sunrise, which occur every 20 minutes. You can also wait offline to regenerate soul points at the rate of one Soul Point per hour.

The soul point regen ID gives you a chance to get two soul points instead of one each day.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Main article: Commands


Three especially useful and most used commands are:

  • /kill - kills you at the cost of two Soul Points. It is recommended to use it when stuck. If you have less than 6 soul points, wait before killing yourself to avoid loss of items.
  • /hub or /lobby - returns you to the main lobby server. Can be useful to avoid the timeout period when you stay on a server as it reboots, or to find a server with less lag. You can find how much lag is on the world by looking under the number of players. If the world is red it can mean that it is either full or very laggy.
  • /class - brings you to the class selection screen.
  • /toggle - allows you to toggle a variety of in-game settings, such as blood, swearing, autojoin, the scoreboard, and hitsounds.

Other[edit | edit source]

This information isn't strictly necessary to play the game, but it's good to know nonetheless.

Lore / Story[edit | edit source]

The game contains a lot of lore found in Quests, Discoveries, and other sources. By playing through the game, you can find out more about Wynncraft.

Click here to read the current timeline of Wynncraft. The full storyline was written by Grian (admin and head builder for Wynncraft) and is expanded upon each update. The Lore category contains a list of articles pertaining to the lore of the game.

World[edit | edit source]

The world of Wynncraft is separated into four main provinces:

There is also the Realm of Light and the Dark realm Dern.

Frequently asked questions[edit | edit source]

You can find the official F.A.Q here.

  • I am stuck and can't get out! Somebody help! - If you have 6 or more soul points, use /kill to respawn at a nearby town. If you reach an out-of-bounds region or go outside the map due to a bug, immediately use /kill and report the bug. Otherwise, you may be punished for bug abuse.
  • I have lost my item, can I get it back? - Sadly, you can't. Wynncraft has a strict no refund policy. If you believe it was due to a bug, please create a bug report.
  • What is the best Minecraft version to play on? - 1.12.2 is currently the most stable version.
  • Am I allowed to play with mods? You can use map mods as long as you turn off entity and cave radar. Performance mods are also permitted if they don't change vanilla behavior. There is also the Wynntils mod that provides a lot of QoL features. This mod is a legal one, and you will not get banned for the reason of using it.
  • Where can I find a list of all items? - You can use Wynndata. It also provides things like an item crafter, a build maker, and a 2D map of the game world.

Map[edit | edit source]

The Wynncraft webpage has a semi-3D map of the overworld. Make sure to use it as some quests may be difficult without this. At the top right, you can choose which markers to show. There is a wide variety of markers, including merchants, the Portal, dungeons, etc. The map itself is accessible by going to the main website and scrolling down to the "Help" section, and then press the "Map" button. Or you can simply follow this link. There is also an unofficial 2D map on Wynndata.

Horses[edit | edit source]

Main article: Horses

Horses are a quick and versatile mode of transportation. You can get one for free at level 34 after completing the quest Stable Story, but subsequent horses must be bought for 24EB per brown horse. Their skills are capped at a certain amount, but the higher your horse's level, the stronger and faster it is. There are 4 tiers of horses: Brown, Black, Chestnut, and White. Horses can be bred by combining two horses in your crafting window, which will result in either a better tier, the same tier, or a worse tier. White is the highest tier and capable of the highest speeds and jump heights.

Guilds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Guilds

Guilds are player-made groups that can be registered at the Guild Hall, each with their own name, banner, and hierarchy. A guild's goal might be to take over as many Territories as possible, or to simply help any newcomers with the game, it's up to them! Guilds can claim territories to gain resources and guild XP. Claimed territories can be attacked and defended by guilds in Guild Wars.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Main article: Crafting

Crafting is a way of creating your own items. It is not necessary in Wynncraft, since there are plenty of other sources of items that require less work. To craft, you will need several resources. There are four gathering professions: Woodcutting, Mining, Fishing and Farming, each with their own unique Crafting Materials. Combining the materials in different ways at different Crafting Stations gives you different items. The eight crafting professions are Weaponsmithing, Woodworking, Armouring, Tailoring, Jeweling, Alchemism, Scribing and Cooking.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Builds

A (class) build is the collective of active gear (Weapon, Armour and Accessories) on a player's character.


Acronyms[edit | edit source]

Main article: Acronyms

These abbreviations are commonly used ones:

Dungeons[edit | edit source]

If there is a "C" before the abbreviation, it means that it's the corrupted variant.

Builds[edit | edit source]

  • E or Str - Earth
  • T or Dex - Thunder
  • W or Int - Water
  • F or Def - Fire
  • A or Agi - Air

Combinations like TWA, ETW, ETA represent builds focused on these elements. For example, TWA means a build focused on Thunder, Water, Air.

Raids[edit | edit source]

NotG/NoG - Nest of the Grootslangs

NoL/ONoL/ONL - Orphion's Nexus of Light

TCC - The Canyon Colossus

Other[edit | edit source]