Tome of Knowledge Guide
Your Tome will grow more extensive as your progression and journey throughout WAR are recorded in each section. The Tome of Knowledge is a versatile tool that will hold all the information you need as an explorer and combatant!
To flip through and explore each section of the Tome of Knowledge, simply click on each colored tab on the left-hand side.
Before you start to play WAR, remember that one unique characteristic of the Tome are specific Achievement unlocks that will show up on the UI as follows:
As well as unlocking specific parts of the Tome of Knowledge, these Achievements will earn you Experience; and special Achievements will also earn you unique rewards throughout your adventures in WAR.
The Tome of Knowledge Interface
When you open the Tome of Knowledge (press K to open it, unless you choose to bind it to a different key), you will see the Tome’s interface. It's easy to use and even easier to understand!
On the left, you will find the tabs necessary to open each section. When you first open the Tome, in the center of it is a summary of your character's main details: name, career, monsters and enemies killed, game time elapsed, and the last unlocked Achievements, as well as the title you currently have chosen for your character.
Remember that the vast majority of the Tome unlocks you will encounter in WAR can be clicked on in the Tome; they link to other sections, which will give you even more detailed descriptions.
Overview of the Tome of Knowledge Sections
Willing adventurers are extremely sought-after. There are countless crusades available to those who have made battle their religion, reason to live, or profession.
The Tome of Knowledge offers you an easy way to track all of these quests and, most of all, the ones you have currently undertaken to complete!
The second tab is probably the one you will use most frequently. It shows a list of all the quests you have accepted.
You can easily check which quests you have yet to complete, and the area in which they must be completed. You can also see each quest type – for example, RvR, Player Kill, or Travel Quest – at a glance, thanks to the easy-to-recognize symbols.
From this section, you can choose which quests you want to be marked on the map and on the tracker at the right side of the game interface. By doing this, you will always have your objectives on hand.
By clicking on the quest name, you will open a page that shows you that specific quest's background story, details, and reward – as you can see in the image on the right.
From here you can verify all the details, the background of the assigned quest, and the related quests and rewards.
You can also abandon the quest from this section or share it with your travel companions.
It’s always good practice to keep track of what is happening, as it may serve useful in the future. Your notes will also help you to remember noteworthy places, the villages you have sacked and pillaged, or the people you have had dealings with.
Now, we are coming to the heart of the Tome. This is where you can read the WAR Story.
This is not the story of Warhammer itself, but your story within the world of WAR!
From this section, it is possible to keep track of your character’s progression, Chapter by Chapter. Every Chapter corresponds to a fundamental stage of your hero’s journey. Furthermore, you can check the Influence you've earned in each Chapter, and the rewards you've obtained.
If you flip through the pages of this section, you can see how many Chapters are awaiting you, but you will not be able to see your future or your destiny!
There’s no time for keeping track of souvenirs while you’re fighting. That's what your journal is for!
All the unlocks you get through your game experience are accurately registered in this section.
In the Achievements section, it is possible to see a general overview of what you have already unlocked. You can get more information by simply clicking on the unlocks you are interested in.
More importantly, it is possible to verify what you still need to do, so you will know if you need to go back and complete a specific area exploration or slay a particular monster or enemy.
Every real hero completes dangerous tasks and procures the very best rewards suited for him or her.
Rewards can be gold, jewels, famous titles, or a kiss from princesses.... Well, maybe not the latter, but you will find everything else in the "Tome Rewards" section.
Here you will also find information about the titles your character has received, divided into sub-menus. Once you choose a title, it will be visible everyone you meet along the way. It will brand your name, whether it is a symbol of rectitude and justice, or one of indecency and fear.
Obviously, the countless battles have molded your body and refined your senses. For this reason, you will find all the tricks and subterfuges learned during your years of experience in the Tactics section.
History & Lore – Noteworthy Persons
As we all know, history teaches, and we learn from our mistakes. That’s why even the most cruel and merciless warrior carefully studies not just the battlefield, but everything the past has taught us.
Here, we come to another key section of the Tome of Knowledge – the History & Lore section – at the heart of this invaluable tool. In it, you will find out all about the history of Warhammer and the game areas you will encounter in the future.
Throughout your adventure, you will add precious information to the Tome and enrich this Chapter of the book.
There will be references to all the points of interest you have visited, and the map will update in real time with the described zones.
The second Lore of Warhammer tab will give you information on the noteworthy persons you have met during your adventures, as well as their role and background.
Fans of RPGs (and role-playing in general) will find this section very important. It is a highly useful starting point for story creation as you adventure within the world of WAR. The great descriptions and simple subdivision of Tiers and sections are just what the aspiring storyteller and lore buff needs!
Those who choose to fight know that sooner or later they will have to face beasts of every variety.
In keeping with what we have already explained, it is necessary to keep a diary of everything you have seen and killed. Sometimes the eyes can be deceiving and words can be misunderstood!
The Bestiary section is there to help you with this.
You will find information on every kind of beast you meet along the way: animals, monsters, magic beasts, or humanoids!
Everything will be cataloged in the Bestiary's interface section, and a detailed description of each creature is only a short click away. For those who love to narrate their own exploits in the tavern, or tell tales about the things they have seen, this is the tool for you!
Loot and rewards are the only things a warrior needs, but when the battle rages, the quests become more complex and dangerous, while the enemies become stronger and more furious. For this, you must be adequately protected and equipped.
In the deepest depths and farthest reaches of the realms, and on fallen enemies, you can find magic weapons and armor, created by the best armorers and most powerful wizards. These unique and rare pieces were created to protect brave adventurers from the dangers of the world, and are especially potent when combined with other pieces of the same set and workmanship.
Within the Armory section you will find out how to best outfit your character, and increase your chance of survival, even in the most critical conditions.
In this section you will also see the Set pieces you have found, and will be able to predict what awaits you when you assemble all the missing pieces. Bonuses, details, and pieces required to complete a Set are all shown on the right side of the Interface.
From time to time, Live Events take place in WAR.
During a Live Event, you will see a special golden tab in the last section of the Tome. By clicking on it, you will open the Live Event Section. Live Events are special and wondrous occasions that involve all the players in epic adventures, and give them the opportunity to obtain rare and unique rewards.
These events require the participation of many adventurers. Players will be able to open special Tome unlocks and gain Influence to receive prestigious rewards!
Apart from the description of the Live Event, you can flip through the pages of this section to check your character's event completion progress, and verify the tasks you still need to complete.
Well, that's it for our brief introduction to the Tome of Knowledge! We hope you will enjoy the information you find in this precious and practical book. It will certainly enrich your journey through the world of Warhammer!
Consider it a journal to carry with you at all times as you continue your travels. Perhaps in the future, sitting beside a campfire, you will flip trough the pages of your Tome, and think of all your wonderful adventures gone by in the world of Warhammer Online.