Getting Started

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Getting Started[edit]

Version 0.3.1: This article is up to date for the latest version of Isleward.

This is a guide on how to get started playing Isleward.

Registering an Account[edit]

To make an account, navigate to, enter a username and password and press register.

Note: If your ISP blocks websocket access, try

Note: Your account name and password should be kept privatley. Do not share them with others.

Note: Do not lose your password as password recovery mechanism is not yet implemented!

Creating a Character[edit]

Once you have created an account, you will be greeted with the character selection window. Press the new button to create a character. A dialog will prompt you for:

  • Name: This is your character's name which will be visible to everyone.
  • Spirit: The spirit determines the path your character will take. Currently it affects the stat your gain upon level up. Owl gains 1 point of Intellect upon leveling up, bears gain 1 point of Strength while lynx gains 1 point of Dexterity.
  • Skin: The skin controls the appearance of your character. It is purely cosmetic and may be changed later at the Wardrobe.
  • Prophecies: Prophecies are special modifications to your character, such as allowing PvP, having perma-death, or taking extra damage. For beginners it is best to start with just Titangrip which gives double stats gained from weapons.

Press create to create your first character! After that, you will be dropped into the Tutorial. Good luck!



Use WASD or arrow keys to move, or QEZC to move diagonally. Every move you do queues up on the server and every turn you move one square down the queue. Press escape to clear your queue.


Click an entity to select hit. Press space to activate your automatic attack. Press 1, 2, 3 or 4 to activate your abilities.

Controls List[edit]

Keystroke Function
WASD, QEZC, Arrows Movement
Left Click Select
Tab Cycle between targets
Space Activate auto-attack
1, 2, 3, 4 Use abilities
I Open inventory
Escape Close windows
Cancel movement queue
V Show nameplates
H Show help
J Show character stats and equipments
O List online players
P Open passive tree
Enter Open Chat, Send Message
M Open crafting GUI

User Interface[edit]

Getting Help[edit]

  • Ask in the chat. Many experienced players are willing to answer your questions and point you to the right direction.
  • Look for information on this wiki.
  • Ask your question on Discord.

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