Wizard 101: One Week Test Realm Overview

Wizard101 has come out with a surprise one week test realm to introduce updates to the Beastmoon Hunt and team up. Let’s take a look at what’s new!

Two New Beastforms

This test realm introduces two never-before-seen beastforms. The Storm Rat Thief and the Death Cyclops. Below is a basic rundown of these new forms.

Storm Rat Thief

Fusing offense and utility, this form loses some ability to buff to gain raw power and supportive diversity. Many of its spells deal great damage and become even more damaging or pip efficient under certain conditions. This form also sports the ability to debuff and stun the opponent. Even more impressively, this form has the only non-conditional universal dispel in the game. To balance out these powerful abilities, the Storm Rat Thief has the lowest health at 300 HP. Finally, it can gain 1 bonus pip (potentially starting battle with 2 pips) and has a 10% movement speed increase.

Death Cyclops

The Death Cyclops stands at 550 health, making it the bulkiest death Beastform to date. It has the ability to collect one bonus pip and travels at a normal speed. It seems to draw from all aspects of death’s repertoire, having the ability to debuff, suppress heals, drain, and trap. However it is quite weak on the AoE end, receiving only a high cost, low damage AoE and an expensive AoE/DoT later down the line.

Tier/Level Revamps

A common complaint from Beastmoon hunt participants was that levels reset every hunt. Thus, it was often prohibitively expensive to try to upgrade one’s tier and to remain at a competitive level. Well now, your level will match your unlocked tier in each new hunt. Thus, if you have a Tier 4 Beastform, that Beastform will always start each new hunt at level 4. This change is a godsend for many Beastmoon Hunters and helps to further increase the value of tiers in the hunt.

Team Up Changes

Several notable changes have been made to the team-up system. When requesting a team up, one can set the minimum number of players required to start the encounter. Furthermore, one can also specify whether the team up is for questing or for farming. This will help to reduce the incidences of split priorities that plagued random team ups. An icon for longer dungeons was also added as well as a “status bar” of sorts that shows how long any particular team-up has been waiting for members. Finally, skeleton key bosses have been added to their own tab and all players attempting a team up of said boss must have a key to join.

What do you think of this Test Realm? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eric Stormbringer

A Wizard101 player since 2009, Eric has always enjoyed PvP at the level cap. Known for his contributions to Storm PvP, Eric is nonetheless knowledgeable about all max level schools, tactics and gameplay styles. Eric loves analyzing the nitty gritty of spell and game mechanics, particularly as they apply to 1v1 PvP and can often be found offering feedback and suggestions on a variety of platforms.


  • Does this mean you’ll be able to go on a team in Beastmoon that has folks of similar level? Will upping tiers replace upping levels for points or something else?

    • The matching system hasn’t changed so who you match with is unaffected. However, you will more likely see higher level folks earlier in the hunt now that tiers affect levels. As for event points, I don’t see why this change would invalidate getting points for leveling. There are over 15 forms, everyone has the chance to level for points.

  • I think that the new team up idea is a great idea. That does help with people who are only looking to farm, such as for the dagger in the Graveyard in Darkmoor.

  • Requiring a key from each player is excessive. I’d rather have a check mark like “I have the key” (can be filled automatically by the game). If a player with no key tries to start or join a team without keys, the game should ask for acknowledgment.

  • Very informative Eric
    Thank you very much for taking the time, to provide all this information to us, It helps me anonymously and I know you will help many others.

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