The Wandering Balloon is a new game feature in AFK Arena that lets us re-play past Voyage of Wonders realm and the first featured realm there is The Depths of Time, a really nice Voyage of Wonders we had back in February 2020.
The puzzles you need to solve aren’t that complicated and also the opponents are okay in my opinion without any hard one in there.
So, as always, I have here my step-by-step walkthrough for this realm that you can follow along if you got stuck or simply follow along if you don’t want to solve the puzzles yourself at all 🙂
Frozen Ground General & Rewards
You will basically lure an ice demon through the realm map in a way that he will freeze the lakes that will block your way by lighting up fires in the right order. You technically can’t get stuck but some parts do require some thinking around the edge.
Important is, without getting the ice demon into his final altar, the final boss fight will be impossible to beat!
What’s The Reward In The Frozen Ground?
Of course the rewards changes compared to what we got when this realm was in Voyage of Wonders, now we get these rewards:
The main reward is 3000 furniture coins and the Golden Chests reward, which is a little disappointing. The Golden Chests, however, do reward with 240x Summons Stones for some fodder heroes and 60x Epic Summon Stones for one epic hero along with 400 Diamonds and 6x Faction Summon Scrolls.
But before losing it into the rewards you need to solve The Frozen Ground first, right? 😉
Frozen Ground Walkthrough
So, here are the steps that I used to solve this Voyage of Wonders realm step-by-step and you can follow them along if you have some situation where you got stuck.
I’m not sure if it’s possible to actually get stuck because you can always lure the Ice Demon back to the last flame, but I don’t want to promise that.
Anyway, here’s the way that will lead you through The Frozen Ground.
Step 1 – the first step, and that’s actually obvious – requires you to use the tome to get your way to the flame and light it up. You’re stuck in the start department anyway.
This will lure the ice demon and freeze the lake that’s blocking your path.
Now you can fight the first camp in The Frozen Ground and collect your first relic.
Step 2 – after that go to the left side where you will find two turrets and you need to use the left one.
This will lure the ice demon to the top and freeze the lake that will block you from going there.
Then go upwards and you will find two camps there and a chest in the middle of frozen lakes.
Step 3 – do fight both camps to get 2 more relics and after that use the fire there to lure the ice demon.
This will set him into the right spot for your next lure, otherwise, he will take the wrong route and you need to lure him back to the beginning part.
Step 4 – now you need to make the ice demon go around the ring to not only open up the chest but also the path to the next section.
You do that by first activating the upper fire on top of the lake circel and after that the one below the circe, this will make him freeze almost all of the lakes and you’re done with this section.
After that, fight through the two camps on top and you’re in the next section.
Step 5 – it’s the obvious step that’s the right one and you need to use that fire here now to get the ice demon into the right position for your next step.
Please mind, using the fountain is necessary later so don’t hesitate using them – you can’t get into the last section unless you haven’t used the two fountains you have here. You don’t need to use them right now (I will tell you below when you need to use them), but if you need them you can use them 🙂
Step 6 – you will now find yourself in the middle of a ring of turrets and you need to use them in the right order.
First use the left one and then the right one, this will make the ice demon go around this circle and freeze all the lakes.
This is necessary or you won’t get access to the bottom-left part of the map so follow that order.
Step 7 – now you can go to the left and see a section at the bottom where you will find a chest and camps.
Clear that section now.
After that go to the top left section where you will find another two camps that you need to clear for some extra relics.
Step 8 – now that you’ve cleaned the left section it’s time to go to the top middle section where you will find another two camps and chest to get.
After you’ve done that you have to place the ice demon differently so it can access the last section of the map – walk back to the spot shown in Step 3 and use the fire there.
Step 9 – as I said, use the fire and lure the ice demon back to that spot.
You will also need to clear the two healing fountains now if they are still on The Frozen Ground map – otherwise they will block the path!
Step 10 – it’s now time to get the ice demon into the last section (important is that you have used the healing fountains by now) by going to the top right fire and light it up).
You will see the ice demon walk through the middle section now and he will open up a lot of new section for you.
Step 11 – now use the blue lever to make the ice golem freeze the other lakes there. use the lever first and then use the fire left to it and it will work.
If you don’t use the lever to raise that blue stone the ice golem will walk upwards of the lakes. If you did it by accident, simply let him get back to the right fire, use the lever and then use the left fire again.
Step 12 – that was a lot of puzzle and little fighting but now you have the end section open.
Clear all the camps you can reach now and collect the chests.
Step 13 – if you cleared all the camps you can reach now and got all the relics, it’s time to go further down and you will get to a section where you see a yellow lever like shown in the image.
Pull that lever now and it will block the obvious path and let you get the ice demon on his final altar.
This is important because without that the final boss of The Frozen Ground will be impossible to beat if you now use the ice demon directly!
Step 14 – now that the yellow stones are up, go back to the bottom left section of the map (you’ve been there at Step 2) and use the right turret to shoot a fire to the fire stone next to the altar and the ice demon will travel there and get his final position.
Now it’s time for the final boss fight in the bottom right corner and it’s actually not that tough now, you should be able to get it done unless you picked up a lot of bad relics (then you might need to re-start The Frozen Ground, but this didn’t happen to me) 🙂