Wake the Dead is a Nights of the Dead event introduced in 2017.

To participate:

  1. Find a shovel near a cluster of gravestones during Nights of the Dead and pick it up.
  2. Equip the shovel will equip in your weapon appearance slot, not in your wardrobe
    • You can keep the shovel after the event.
    • If you place the shovel in your wardrobe, if you want to go gravedigging again, you will need to then loot and equip another shovel (it can be found again once the shovel is no longer in your physical inventory).
  3. Find gravestones that are clickable, and click on them to "wake the dead".
  4. When you dig up a grave, various outcomes are possible:
    • A mob appears and attacks you.
      • Note: To avoid aggroing wandering guards, use Singular Focus while gravedigging and avoid AOEs.
    • A mob appears, and you must hail it and can choose whether you want to fight or not
    • A forlorn apparition appears. Hail it to start the Broken Mirrors quest.
    • You receive a present containing one of several items.


The Wake the Dead Achievement and title may be earned by digging up 25 graves.


There are a variety of presents available from this event:

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