Happy Halloween, and to New World players, Happy Nightveil Hallow! The event had a short quest (some dialogue and then defeating the world boss), which is great because the fun is all about battling Baalphazu, shown above! Baalphazu summons three type of minions, including pumpklins – pumpkins he has animated to fight for him. We can use them against him by slaying them and then picking up the pumpklins and throwing them at him!
Do you know what’s more interesting than fighting Baalphazu? Fighting three Baalphazus at the same time! Somehow three were spawned together, which definitely got hectic. You can see the three health bars in the above screenshot.
This clip embedded above is only a minute, and I think it’s pretty cool to give an idea of what fighting three was like, although there was some lag so it was more showing the three than showing me doing much damage back to them.
While I fought the world boss a number of times, I recorded my first battle with Baalphazu in full. It actually took 18 minutes, so I don’t honestly recommend you watch the clip. I do think it’s fun to have it recorded sometimes, so it might be neat to skip through it and see what the boss is like.
The quest tasks you with throwing Baalphazu’s Ichor into the Nightveil Cauldron. It didn’t tell us to get in the cauldron, but we couldn’t resist.
There’s a nice explosion and a magical, floating jack-o-lantern when you throw in the ichor.
Here’s a second show with gem included in which the jack-o-lantern is more visible. Pretty cool! There was an official news article about the event on the New World with more information about the design that you can read here.