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A New Invasion
|Requires access to adventure pack: The Devils of Shavarath|
The Devils' Third Legion was instrumental in crushing the Archon Host during First General Horoth's rise to power.
|A New Invasion|
|Heroic XP:||♣5,308 ♦9,172 ♥9,496 ♠9,820|
|Takes place in:||Hall of the Third Legion|
|Quest acquired in:||Amrath|
|Free to Play:||No|
Barnzidu, the Devil Evoker, is preparing to open a new portal from Shavarath to Xen'drik. If he succeeds, the Devils' Third Legion stands ready to attack. The Yugoloth Nomti wants you to enter Devil territory and breach the Hall of the Third Legion. Once there, you are to find Barnzidu and eliminate him before he finishes opening the portal.
Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!
- Find the ritual chamber
- Prevent Barnzidu from opening a gateway to Xen'drik
- (Optional) Rescue all the prisoners (60% of base XP)
What to Expect
- Traps (fixed, undisarmable)
- Points of no return
- Mazes (random layouts)
- Randomly placed levers
- Randomly placed portals
- Randomly placed shrines
- Timed quest (90 minutes)
- Spawning/respawning monsters
- Randomly placed drop down points
- Randomly placed NPCs (optional: 30 prisoners)
- Quest failure (if Barnzidu is not killed before the time runs out)
- Open Lock/Knock required (optional: to rescue the 30 prisoners)
Devastating healing curse + massive untyped damage during the boss fight, undisarmable.
Tips and Misc
Walkthrough from [Shade]: An underground maze with four levels, with the ritual chamber on the bottom. You must find a portal or drop-down point on each level in order to proceed to the next.
One of the more challenging quests due to the end fight. Recommend you take a caster for the quest itself due to many air elementals flying around, as it is best to instakill them to save melees from the frustration of no-save whirlwind effects. Otherwise most any group can work, just some standard melee dps is needed, nothing that tough. Quest is mostly straight forward - run around 3 semi random levels finding either a hole or a portal to go down 1 level, and a boss fight at the end. At the 2nd level you'll find many prisoners behind locked doors, freeing all of them will result in a lot of exp, so if you have a rogue and move quickly it can be worthwhile. Most doors can be easily knocked, but some are harder and may require lock-picking or a extremely high knock DC.
Boss Fight: You may or may not get a shrine right next to the final hole to the boss fight (depends on the random instance you get), so try to save the other shrine thats always on this level if your worried about SP, or save the one at the start if your on normal/hard, as a portal appears to return to and from the start at the end. (The portal does not appear on elite) The locked chest next to the hole to the final boss can contain a Mysterious Artifact! So its possible to get your boot part here without actually completing the quest.
Recommended way to do in a pug is use a smaller group. If you have a full group of 6 people, it's actually easier to have some stay up above. Just take 1-3 people maximum. Generally 1 melee + 1 cleric works well, though 2 melee or 2 clerics can work if all are fast and can stay close together. The hardest part about this is the traps (which can't be disabled). How they work: 6 tiles, with 6 time-delayed traps. The center is permanently trapped. The traps work on a simple time delay. The moment anyone touches a tile - a trap will charge up, it takes about 3 seconds for it to appear (it looks like a portal), and will go off within 3 more seconds, so you can only remain on 1 tile for 5 seconds at a time. Else this happens: 18 second curse called soul drain - makes you immune to healing, can be removed by remove curse. Also the trap deals 20-40 untyped damage - no save, and may hit multiple times at once (up to 10+ times sometimes, dealing 200+ damage) Note: Not only party members set off the traps, summons and even soulstones will too! So be sure not to use summons, and pick up any soulstones of dead party members.
Basic Strategy: Drop down fully buffed, no featherfall so you get down at the same time (ramps will modify FF speed causing poor timing) Melee gets pit fiend aggro, moves down to a tile. Cleric stay very close by on the same tile. Try to kill trash while holding aggro. Fight 2-4 seconds on 1 tile, then move clockwise to the next tile in unison. Never stay still for long or the trap will hit you. Continue to move and DPS and it should be good as long as you do not get hit by the trap.
Alternative method such as a ranged DPS kiting or even casters with blade barrier/polar ray/acid fog/ball lightning will work too. But will generally take much longer then melee.
On Elite runs, one possible strategy is to send a caster and a favored soul together. Caster can clear the devils and the one air elemental (which is only present on elite) while FvS can cast Divine Punishment and kite (Note Barnzidu is now immune to blade barrier on elite). This method can be easier since Favored Soul wings work while chained, and chains on elite are extremely devastating. It's still quite possible to do it with rangers or melee tho.
Known bug: There is a known bug where 2 party members click on a prisoner at the exact same time, causing the objective counter to count one prisoner freed as two. Another related bug: There is a locked chest near the end that the DM mentions is locked by the will of the unwilling - referring to the prisoners, yet freeing them has no effect on getting the chest or not, you simply lock-pick or knock it (very low DC, wands work). Freeing the prisoners currently only grants XP.
- Spyderwolf's Youtube Video Quest Walkthrough Part 1
- Spyderwolf's Youtube Video Quest Walkthrough Part 2
- Spyderwolf's Youtube Video Quest Walkthrough Part 3
- Aggression bonus: ? monsters killed +10% Bonus.
- Onslaught bonus: ? monsters killed +15% Bonus.
- Mischief bonus: ~90 breakables smashed +8% Bonus.
- Vandal bonus: 99 breakables smashed +10% Bonus.
- Ransack bonus: ? breakables smashed +15% Bonus.
- Chests: 3 - 9
- 1 for killing Ordes (Orthon, doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 for killing Smotguk (Troll, doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 for killing Xignaxak (Beholder, doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 for killing Tomil Flameblood (Tiefling, doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 for killing the Fiendish Spider Queen (doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 for killing Blasting Gale (Air Elemental, doesn't always spawn, can spawn in multiple locations)
- 1 locked just before the ritual chamber (can spawn in multiple locations)
- 2 at the end for killing Barnzidu (Pit Fiend)
- NPC rewards: Standard, up to 16 level weapons/armor, level 19 accessories
All Minimum Level 18, Bind to Character
- Amara's Belt - Belt:Greater Ardor (3/3), Wizardry VI, Exorcist of the Silver Flame Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Colethenis's Belt - Belt: Constitution +6, Seeker +2, Ravager Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Connor's Pendant - Necklace: Constitution +6, Hide +15, Deepwood Sniper, Exclusive
- Mechanics's Belt - Belt: Constitution +6, Proof Against Poison, Fire Resistance, Mechanic Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Rahkir's Sash - Belt: Archmagi,Greater Efficacy (3/3), ArchMage Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Shiona's Pendant - Necklace: Potency +48, Wizardry VI, Spellsinger Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Shintao Cord - Necklace: Constitution +6, Concentration +15, Shintao Monk Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Thamor's Belt - Belt:Greater Erosion (3/3), Wizardry VI, Earth Savant, Exclusive
- Verik's Necklace - Necklace: Constitution +6, Lesser Action Boost Enhancement, Kensai Set Bonus, Exclusive
- Adamant Earth Elementals
- Blistering Fire Elementals
- Fiendish Fire Bats
- Fiendish Spiders
- Fiendish Troglodyte Hunters
- Fiendish Troglodyte Shamans
- Fiendish Troglodyte Stalkers
- Fiendish Troll Raiders
- Gelatinous Cubes
- Greater Clay Golems
- Greater Fire Golems
- Purebred Hellhounds
- Tiefling Bowmen
- Tiefling Infantrymen
- Tiefling Spellthrowers
- Whirling Air Elementals
- Barnizidu - Red-named pit fiend; end boss
- Blasting Gale - Yellow-named air elemental rare
- Fiendish Spider Queen - Orange-named spider rare
- Ordes the Keeper - Orange-named orthon rare
- Smotguk - Orange-named troll rare
- Tomil Flameblood - Orange-named tiefling rare
- Whirling Air Elemental - Orange-named air elemental
- Xignaxak - Orange-named beholder rare