A world boss is a boss that all Habitica players fight in a special type of quest. All users are rewarded upon its defeat, even those who have been resting in the Inn or have not used Habitica for the entirety of the quest.
Fighting a World Boss
Players automatically join the fight, even if they are already participating in a party quest. Players do damage to a world boss in the same way that they do damage to a normal quest boss: by completing positive Habits, Dailies, and To Do's, and by casting Burst of Flames or Brutal Smash, which belong to the Mage and Warrior classes, respectively. As with general quest bosses, a player's effect on a world boss is tallied after Cron. A player who is resting in the Inn will deal no damage, and players who are inactive (i.e., did not interact with Habitica that day) are not counted, since inactive users experience no Cron.
Players will not take damage from a world boss attack or have their accounts negatively affected in any way. However, uncompleted Dailies will fill the boss's Rage bar; when the Rage bar is full, the boss will unleash an attack against an NPC.
Previous World Bosses
|The Dysheartener||17.0M||500K||Valentine's Day 2018|
|The Be-Wilder||20.0M||800K||Spring Fling 2016|
|Burnout and the Exhaust Spirits||11.0M||1.0M||Fall Festival 2015|
|The Abominable Stressbeast of the Stoïkalm Steppes||2.8M||1.4M||Winter Wonderland 2015|
|The Dread Drag'on of Dilatory||5.0M||4.0M||Summer Splash 2014|
- Behind the Scenes: Bringing a World Boss to Life: Habitica staff blog post with information about World Boss development process.