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Anniversary Party (11th)

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The Coin Lords are putting on an anniversary party to mark the founding of Stormreach in 802 YK - but a group of fractious Kobolds are threatening to disrupt the celebrations.


Anniversary Party
Level Range: 1-35
Duration: Quest-like, no time limit
Base XP Range: 8,400 XP at level 35
Takes place in: The Anniversary Party
Challenge starts in: House Phiarlan
Patron: None
Free to Play: Yes
Group Difficulty: Easy
Solo Difficulty: Easy
5 Star Difficulty: Easy
Anniversary Party map
Loading screen

Overview

This is a quest-like challenge based on the 10th Anniversary Party and updated with Update 34, Patch 2 for the 11th Anniversary.


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!


Star Objectives

Note: You must complete all non-optional star objectives to receive experience & rewards from this Challenge.

Known Traps

  • Bear traps
  • A trap with a Control box in the theater by the inactive switch and wheel - trap effects unknown but possibly a cold-type trap.
  • Honey traps in the Side Hall (cannot be disabled)
    • Becoming coated in honey will severely slow you down. There are 2 pools of water, located in the back corners of the Side Hall. Going into the water will remove the honey. Water does not remove honey from hirelings. The only known way to remove this effect from a hireling is to have the hireling rest (or wait for the effect to wear off normally).

Tips and Misc

  • As per general challenge rules, party should formed of players within 3 levels of each other to prevent xp/challenge ingredient reward penalties
  • For expediency, party can split up: one or two players zerg through the Chapterhouse (either by killing everything and avoiding bear traps along the way, or by stealth using invisibility, although it seems to generate extreme dungeon alert - there are also some levers that need to be pulled along the way to open gates) while the other players tackle the Devs
  • +Severlin with his comrade +Torc (a rust monster) are located upstairs in the Art Gallery - it is not necessary to defeat +Torc or the undead skeleton minions; you only need to defeat +Severlin for the objective
  • +Cordovan is located in the Side Hall surround by his apiary and some ogres (which become active when you advance into the Side Hall room). There are some honey traps which will coat a player with honey, slowing them, and also making them susceptible to bee stings if you get close to the beehives in the center). Again, you only need to take down +Cordovan for the objective star; once you advance into the Side Hall room, the DM narration starts, at which point you can back up to the door which closes behind you, and then range +Cordovan, without triggering the ogres to become active.
  • +Steelstar is in the Library Archives with his iron defender pet +String Table Error (a reference to the DDO forum discussion about numerous in-game string table errors that have been plaguing DDO [1]); it is easy to become perpetually stunned by his no-save lightning sphere attack. It is possible to avoid the lightning spheres that +Steelstar lobs at you if you keep moving around (for example, on the bookshelves in the middle of the room), or else gaining immunity to lightning sphere (either by casting Globe of Invulnerability or having a light monk buff the party with the Grasp the Earth Dragon finishing move (earth/light/earth) to avoid the stun effect). Again, it is only necessary to defeat +Steelstar to achieve the optional objective star
  • +Vargouille can be found randomly in any of the upper level Private Rooms; make sure you have deathward on before tackling him.
  • As per the Partycrashers quest, the toilet paper rolls in the restrooms function as shrines, so you do NOT need to worry about wiping.
  • The Anniversary Party is a great source for collectables (primarily Lore, Arcane, and Herb); the tier of collectables you get from certain nodes in this challenge scale depending on the CR
  • After confronting Jeets in the throne room (at the end of the Chapterhouse path), one player needs to request the assistance of Malicia to advance. The +Knockback door on the upper level of the gala room becomes active as a shortcut back to the throne room, and Malicia will be there next to Jeets to send you into his demented mind to confront the Dark Overlord.
  • Running the Anniversary Party challenge at 1-2 levels above the highest level party member grants 6 Party Favors, and running the challenge at 3-4 levels above the highest level party member grants 7 Party Favors. So from a perspective of challenge ingredients payout, there is no point to run the Anniversary Party at 2 or 4 levels above highest level party member. You should either run at level for 5 favors, 1 level above for 6 favors, 3 levels above for 7 favors, or 5 levels above for the maximum 8 favors.


Loot

  • Chests: 4-5 (Like in all challenges, base chest level is capped at 25.)
    • 1 locked within the Display Hall.
    • 1 after the end-fight.
    • 2 chests placed randomly, in the Theater and Display Hall.
    • Additionally, at level 14 & below, one of the bookshelves in the Private Rooms functions as a chest rather than a collectible node.
  • Collectables: 18-19
    • Bookshelf in the Side Hall, to the left (north) as you enter.
    • Cabinet in the Art Gallery, at the end of the interior wall.
    • 6 Flowering Plants placed around the upper level.
    • Private Rooms:
      • Two Flowering Plants in the hall by NohBob (NPC).
      • Reagent's Cabinet & Adventurer's Pack in the northeast room (first room on the right).
      • Bookshelf in the north-central room (second room on the right).
      • Cabinet & Adventurer's Pack (on the bed) in the northwest room (third room on the right).
      • Alchemy Table & Bookshelf in the southeast room (first room on the left).
        • Note that this Bookshelf functions as a chest at level 14 and below.
    • Reagent's Cabinet on the upper level of the Display Hall, to the west.
    • Rubble in the stage pit in the Theater.
  • Ingredient reward: 1-5 Party Favor (up to +50% when running overlevel - max 8)
    • You must kill all the Devs to get the max ingredient reward.

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