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Favor is gained with each quest a character completes, based on the highest difficulty completed for each quest. It measures how well respected your character is by one (or all) of 15 different NPC patron factions within the game, the sponsors who are hiring your character to accomplish a given quest. By performing more quests for these different patrons (or the same quest at a higher difficulty), a character gains more Favor which then can unlock special access to different benefits for that character, and occasionally for your DDO account. Each character accumulates its own favor; most favor rewards will not apply to your other characters, but some will apply to future Characters on the same account on the same server.

How it works[edit]

When your character completes a quest, it gains a pre-set amount of favor points for a specific patron, which is a measure of how much value that patron places on the completion of that quest at that difficulty level. Quests have a fixed "base favor" value, which will be worth increasing favor for each increasing level of difficulty of that quest (Casual, Normal, Hard, or Elite/Reaper). Only the highest difficulty level completed counts toward your favor total; repeating a quest on the same or lower difficulty will not increase your favor.

Difficulty: Casual Normal Hard Elite &
Reaper difficulty
Favor
Rewarded:
1/2 base x1 base x2 base x3 base
Note: Charts that list "total favor" are referring the favor amount you get for Elite completion (the total possible), so divide that by 3 to get the base amount for Normal, and double the Normal amount for Hard (2/3 of Elite value). For quests in this wiki that are only available in the Solo/Casual difficulty, the base favor and the max favor are the same.

Favor and favor rewards are not tied to experience points or level, but quests that provide favor will be of a specific level, and characters may be too low-level to enter a quest to gain that favor. There is no favor penalty for running a quest that is lower in level than a character, although there can be a significant experience penalty.

Occasionally a party advertising in Grouping will describe itself as "For favor only" or as a "Favor Run". The implication is that little, if any, XP will be rewarded or sought, and the quest(s) may be very low-level compared to the high level of characters in the party.

Note that with True Reincarnation (Heroic, Racial and Iconic - but not Epic), all Favor is lost - the Character must start from scratch and re-gain any/all desired personal Favor and re-unlock personal rewards. However, any account rewards previously gained from that character will not be lost. See the Reincarnation Summary Chart for more info.

Heroic vs. epic[edit]

Favor is calculated based on only the difficulty setting (Normal, Hard, or Elite) and ignores whether the quest is completed at Heroic or Epic levels. So, repeating a quest on Epic Normal or Epic Hard will not increase favor if the quest had previously been (best) completed at Heroic Hard; however, completing that quest on Elite (either Heroic or Epic) would increase favor.

If you first complete a quest on epic difficulty (for example Epic Hard) and then complete on Heroic Elite for maximum favor, it is occasionally necessary to log out and log back in for the favor count to update.

Claiming Your Reward[edit]

It is not enough to simply earn the appropriate amount of favor - a character must also claim the reward offered to them. To do that, once reaching the required favor, you simply need to speak to the representative of the faction that is giving you the reward.

Whenever you reach a new favor tier with some patron, the patron representative will send you a [[Orien Lightning Post|mail] telling you to speak to them. Find them*, click on them to speak to them, and the reward will automatically be applied. Simultaneously, the Patrons tab in your Adventure Compendium (default shortcut p) will be updated, and the next Favor goal will be listed.

(* Locations are listed below on this page, and also on the article for that NPC)

If enough favor for more than one reward has been acquired, you must speak to the Patron once for each reward to be claimed.

DDO Points[edit]

Main article: Earning DDO Points

For every 100 favor a character gets, 25 DDO Points are added to the account. There are also special one-time rewards for reaching 5, 25, 50, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 favor for the first time in a server with any character. Deleting or reincarnating the character that earned a DDO Point reward does not remove the DDO Points from your account. When you reincarnate a character and the favor is reset, each 100 favor you reacquire will again net you 25 DP.

Rewards by patron faction[edit]

This is a list of the rewards given by the different patrons. Note that the amount of favor needed to unlock "equivalent" tiers can vary from patron to patron. In-game, you can find specific information about quests completed and favor gained by hitting p (by default) and opening the Adventure Compendium.

Free players cannot get favor from all patrons due to the lack of free quests giving that type of favor. The amounts of free favor that can be achieved as well as the max favor for each patron are noted under each patron name. This doesn't mean that players need to become Premium or VIP to achieve higher favor tiers since adventure packs can be purchased by free players by grinding DDO Points (as mentioned above). Note that free players can access non-free challenges with universal tokens so challenge favor counts as free favor.

All account rewards only apply on the server of the character that got the reward. However, account rewards persist even if you delete or reincarnate the character. For example, to get the Drow race available on every server, you would need to reach 400 total favor on every server and then you could delete those characters.

Below is a table with short reward descriptions for easy reference.

Rewards table[edit]

Patron: Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5 Tier 6
Agents of Argonnessen Siberys Dragonshards,

Blood of Dragons, Collapsed Portable Hole, Velah, the Red Dragon Cookies

Draconic Vitality
House Cannith 10% Crafting XP Potion,

10% Crafting Success Booster, Mark of House Cannith

Unlocks Artificer
The Coin Lords Character Inventory Tab Character Inventory Tab

(Requires Collapsed Portable Hole)

+2 Diplomacy

+2 Intimidate

House Deneith +3 Ammo, Discounted Repairs,

Large Wide Quiver

+3, 75% Chance Returning Ammo,

Large Thin Quiver

The Free Agents +2 Tools, Trapmaking Ingredients +4 Tools, Empty Vials Repairs with Lower Chance

of Permenent Damage

Nothing*
The Gatekeepers Nothing*
The Harpers Lesser Harpin Pin Greater Harper Pin Harper Agent Enhancement Tree
House Jorasco 30 minute divine buffs (weak) 30 minute divine buffs (moderate)
Keepers of the Feather +2 Saves vs Undead Small Augment Bag Vistani Enhancement Tree
House Kundarak Bank Inventory Tab Bank Inventory Tab
House Phiarlan 30 Minute Arcane Spells 50% public movespeed clicky
Purple Dragon Knights Teleport to Eveningstar Clicky Cosmetic Wolf Pet Add set bonus to certain items Nothing*
The Silver Flame Spiritbinders Half Cost Nearly double passive tavern regeneration Silver Ammo, Healing Potion with Penalty
The Twelve Small Ingredients Bag,

Altar of Fecundity in Meridia

Large Ingredients Bag Nothing*
The Yugoloth Stacking buff potions with strong debuff effects on self.
Total Favor
Account Rewards
Drow Race Level 4 characters 32 Point Characters, +2 Ability Tome Favored Soul Level 7 Characters +5 Ability Tome
  • These Tiers of Favor are achievable, but a reward for them has only been promised "In the future."

Agents of Argonnessen

Patron representative: Genecia - Location: Marketplace, next to fountain just SE of Bank

Current maximum possible favor: 396
Current maximum free possible favor: 0

Favor Rank Reward
0 Neutral No reward
75 Noted One choice of:
150 Commended Draconic Vitality - free feat grants 10 additional HP
400 Honored Unachievable.

House Cannith

Patron representative: Xaros d'Cannith - Location: House Cannith, on a floating platform high above ground level that can only be reached by taking one of the moving lifts; lift stops are marked by yellow glowing runes on the ground.

Current maximum possible favor: 252
Current maximum free possible favor: 153

Favor Rank Reward
0 Unknown No reward
50 Noted Access to patron shop - Visgard d'Cannith (all items BTA):
150 Respected Unlocks Artificer class in the server and a couple dialog options in related quests unlocked

House Deneith

Patron representative: Oleg d'Deneith - Location: House Deneith, near the Sentinels Tower.

Current maximum possible favor: 336
Current maximum free possible favor: 135

Favor Rank Reward
0 Neutral No reward
75 Noted Access to Tarvin d'Deneith's shop. He offers normal repair services at 10%-off, and sells projectiles, ammunition and quivers. All this ammunition is Bound to Character on purchase, and price may be influenced by Haggle skill.
  • 20 +3 Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, Throwing Daggers or Throwing Hammers - 4.8 pp
  • 100 Cold Iron Arrows or Bolts - 12 pp
  • 100 +3 Arrows or Bolts - 24 pp
  • 100 Silver Arrows or Bolts - 36 pp
  • 100 Byeshk Arrows or Bolts - 36.12 pp
  • 100 Adamantine Arrows or Bolts - 72 pp
  • Large Wide Quiver (10 types x 250 each) - 9,000 pp
150 Commended Tarvin d'Deneith offers "sturdy" (75% returning) missile weapon ammunition.
  • 20 Sturdy Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, Throwing Daggers or Throwing Hammers - 4.8 pp
  • 20 +3 Sturdy Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, Throwing Daggers or Throwing Hammers - 9.6 pp
  • 100 Sturdy Arrows or Bolts - 24 pp
  • 100 +3 Sturdy Arrows or Bolts - 48 pp
  • Large Thin Quiver (3 types x 1,000 each) - 9,000 pp
400 Honored Currently unreachable

House Jorasco

Patron representative: Rhialle 'Blossom' d'Jorasco - Location: House Jorasco, southeast, next to the mailbox south of the airship tower, at the foot of the ramp leading up to House Jorasco headquarters.

Current maximum possible favor: 393
Current maximum free possible favor: 198

Favor Rank Reward
0 Neutral No reward
75 Noted Annabelle d'Jorasco can cast 30 minute buffs on you for 10pp each. The buffs last through rests but disappear on death.
150 Commended For 30pp (except Water Breathing at 50pp), Annabelle d'Jorasco will cast one of the following buffs:
400 Honored Currently unachievable

House Kundarak

Patron representative: Karya d'Kundarak - Location: House Kundarak, at the top of the northeast ziggurat, due north of the airship tower, in front of the entry to the House Kundarak Bank.

Current maximum possible favor: 342
Current maximum free possible favor: 162

Favor Rank Reward
0 Neutral No reward
75 Noted Access to an additional bank tab of 20 spaces on payment of 2000 platinum (which is paid as an upgrade option beneath your bank slots when you access the bank).
150 Commended Access to a second additional bank tab of 20 spaces on payment of 8000 platinum.
400 Honored Currently unachievable

House Phiarlan

Patron representative: Maris d'Phiarlan - Location: House Phiarlan, just Northwest of the center (near mailbox)

Current maximum possible favor: 375
Current maximum free possible favor: 93

Favor Rank Reward
0 Neutral No reward
75 Noted You can purchase the following 30-minute buffs from Fingalar D'Phiarlan in House Phiarlan. These spells are cast by a level 7 caster for spells that are influenced by caster level and persist through shrining, but not death.
150 Commended You receive a trinket (Phiarlan Pendant of Time) that lets you cast "Warp Time" on yourself 1/rest. This can only be activated while in the city.

It cannot be activated in a mission and will deactivate upon entering a mission. This spell acts as a run-speed buff. The amount of speed increase is 50%. It does not stack with Haste but it does stack with the Ranger/Barbarian run-speed boost.

400 Honored Currently unreachable.

Keepers of the Feather

Patron representative: Urwin Martikov - Location: Blue Water Inn,

Current maximum possible favor: 240
Current maximum free possible favor: 0

Favor Rank Reward
0 Newcomer No reward
60 Seen Blessings of a Feather: A Feat that grants +2 Saves against Undead.
120 Esteemed A Small Augment Bag (10 slots)
180 Famed Access to the Vistani universal enhancement tree to that character. (This is not an account wide unlock. It is a per character unlock, but it persists through TR.)
240 August "Comrade, You have outdone the best efforts of our little organization. All we can do is thank you." - no reward.

Purple Dragon Knights

Patron representative: Battlemaster Dint - Location: Eveningstar, north-central area, west of the foot of the bridge, across from the Hall of Heroes

Current maximum possible favor: 639
Current maximum free possible favor: 96

Favor Rank Reward
0 Stranger No reward
125 Blade Receive a Key to the City - Eveningstar. This item allows you to teleport back to Eveningstar once every 30 minutes.
250 Swordcaptain Creature Companion: Spotted Wolf pup
375 Oversword Access to Mikrom Sum, the PDK favor vendor. Allows you to complete the Planar Focus sets using raid weapons and Commendation Item Sets using certain unique, non-Commendation armors.
500 Greater Oversword No reward yet.

The Coin Lords

Patron representative: Montague Goudreau - Location: Marketplace, west side, in front of the Bank.

Current maximum possible favor: 608
Current maximum free possible favor: 263

Favor Rank Reward
0 Suspicious No reward
75 Reliable An extra inventory tab.
150 Trustworthy The option to purchase another inventory tab via 100,000 gold and a Collapsed Portable Hole or 6 Astral Shards from Ryo Silverbrow
400 Loyal +2 stacking bonus to Diplomacy and Intimidate.

The Free Agents

Patron representative: Capshaw the Crier - Location: The Harbor, southwest, near the Marketplace gate.

Current maximum possible favor: 705
Current maximum free possible favor: 231

Favor Rank Reward
0 Nobody No reward
75 Well-Known You can access Sorvile Smythe, Free Agent Vendor in the Harbor. He offers normal repair services at 10%-off, and sells Healing Kits, Repair Kits and Thieves' Tools up to a +2 quality. Also trapmaking ingredients and guides. Note, these bind on purchase.

These prices are base value; your actual price will be based on your Haggle skill.

50 Thieves' Tools
  • Regular - 2pp 5gp
  • Masterwork - 5pp
  • +1 - 7pp 5gp
  • +2 - 12pp 5gp
10 Repair Kits
  • Regular - 5pp
  • Masterwork - 10pp
  • +1 - 15pp
  • +2 - 20pp
10 Healer's Kits
  • Regular - 5pp
  • Masterwork - 10pp
  • +1 - 15pp
  • +2 - 20pp
25 Vials
  • Crude - 2pp 5gp
  • Simple - 12pp 5gp
Old Sully's Guide to Practical Trapmaking
  • Part One: Grenades - 10pp
  • Part Two: Mines - 10pp
  • Part Three: Spell Traps - 10pp
150 Famous You can buy Healing Kits, Repair Kits and Thieves' Tools up to a +4 quality. Note, these bind on purchase.

These prices are base value; your actual price will be based on your Haggle skill.

50 Thieves' Tools
  • +3 - 17pp 5gp
  • +4 - 22pp 5gp
10 Repair Kits
  • +3 - 17pp 5gp
  • +4 - 22pp 5gp
10 Healer's Kits
  • +3 - 17pp 5gp
  • +4 - 22pp 5gp
25 Vials
  • unadorned - 62pp 5gp
400 Hero of the People You can take your damaged weapons and armor to Jaidene Forgemaiden in Zawabi's Refuge for repair with a lower chance of permanent damage. She cannot remove permanent damage, but she can help to prevent it happening.
Note: If you do not own the Demon Sands pack, you cannot access Jaidene, even if you have the favor.
700 Champion of Stormreach Capshaw the Crier becomes unresponsive when you reach this rank.

You also receive this email from Capshaw: DNT TBD: Mail for achieving rank 4

The Gatekeepers

Patron representative: Zarnoth the Vigilant - Location: Hall of Heroes, - Eberron

Current maximum possible favor: 282
Current maximum free possible favor: 0

Favor Rank Reward
0 Unknown No reward
200 Noted No reward
400 Respected No reward

The Harpers

Patron representative: Olarra Idlewist - Location: The Lonesome Tankard, in Eveningstar

Current maximum possible favor: 405
Current maximum free possible favor: 36

Favor Rank Reward
0 Unknown No reward
125 Friend Harper Pin, Lesser
250 Scout Harper Pin, Greater
310 Master Harper Grants access to Harper Agent enhancements on a per server basis

The Silver Flame

Patron representative: Astra Quinlin - Location: The Marketplace, in the eastern aree next to the fountain by the House Cannith gate and The Catacombs. She does not show on the map, but is near Salariin Founts, the Silver Flame Armorer.

Current maximum possible favor: 567
Current maximum free possible favor: 123

Favor Rank Reward
0 Salvageable No reward
75 Reclaimed Spirit Binders in the taverns will now sell their healing spells to you for half their previous price.
150 Pious Your character permanently benefits from the Blessing of the Silver Flame effect. It improves regeneration while in a town or tavern - causes the character to receive 4HP + 8SP instead of the default 1HP + 5SP per 6 seconds.
400 Devout Access to Salariin Founts <Silver Flame Armorer> (A vendor standing near the faction patron) who sells the following:
  • 100 +1 Ghost Touch Silver Flame Arrows - 30pp
  • 100 +1 Silver Flame Arrows of Lesser Undead Bane - 30pp
  • Silver Flame Healing Potion - 400pp (recovers 250HP, -50% run speed, -10 ability scores (except Constitution) and saving throws for 30 seconds as side effects)
  • Silver Flame Lesser Healing Potion - 200pp (recovers 100HP, -10 ability scores (except Constitution) and saving throws for 30 seconds as side effects)
    • Be careful if you carry both, the stat penalties will stack if you drink one of each within the 30 seconds, for -20 abilities total.
  • Mark of the Silver Flame - 400pp used in Cannith Crafting recipes
700 Consecrated Currently unreachable

The Twelve

Patron representative: Jeanselme Brucetius - Location: Tower of the Twelve, in The Twelve

Current maximum possible favor: 513
Current maximum free possible favor: 54

Favor Rank Reward
0 Untrusted Small Ingredients Bag
40 Suspicious Access to the crafting altar and shard vendor in Meridia
100 Friend of the Twelve Large Ingredients Bag
250 Member of the Twelve No reward

The Yugoloth

Patron representative: Zah Jan - Location: Amrath,

Current maximum possible favor: 111
Current maximum free possible favor: 0

Favor Rank Reward
0 Disliked No reward
75 Unfriendly You can now purchase the following Yugoloth Favor Potions from the paranoid alchemist Azdaf the Wary in Amrath, for 1032pp each (28 haggle).

Stats gained from these potions stack with other enhancements and last for 15 minutes each.

300 Suspicious Currently unachievable

Total Favor[edit]

Drow Representative: Nyx Durandimion - Location: The Harbor, In the northern, upper area on a small wooden platform in a courtyard just northeast of the (northern) mailbox

Current maximum possible favor: 6164
Current maximum free possible favor: 1544

"Total Favor" is the sum of your character's individual patrons' favor. It represents the favor you have gained from the allied drow tribes of Xen'Drik.

Favor Rank Reward
0 Starting Account No rewards
400 Drow Unlocks the Drow race on that particular server.
1,000 Veteran Status I (Level 4) Unlocks Veteran Status I for future characters created on that particular server.
1,750 Champion Unlocks 32-Point builds for new (non-Drow) characters on that particular server.
This Character (only) receives a +2 Ability tome of your choice (Bound to Character on AcquireBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire).
2,500 Favored Soul Unlocks the Favored Soul class on that particular server.
3,000 Veteran Status II (Level 7) Unlocks Veteran Status II for future characters created on that particular server.
5,000 Revered This Character receives a +5 Ability tome of your choice (Bound to Character on AcquireBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire).

Favor totals[edit]

Favor by faction
Faction Total Favor Free Favor
Agents of Argonnessen 396 0
House Cannith 252 153
House Deneith 336 135
House Jorasco 393 198
House Kundarak 342 162
House Phiarlan 375 93
Keepers of the Feather 240 0
Purple Dragon Knights 639 96
The Coin Lords 608 263
The Free Agents 705 231
The Gatekeepers 282 0
The Harpers 405 36
The Silver Flame 567 123
The Twelve 513 54
The Yugoloth 111 0
Total 6164 1544
Max favor by base quest level
Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Favor 63 154 178 156 246 243 282 324 216 309 396 279 243 354 297 324 327 321 396 63 90 144 72 24 45 27 0 54 0 108 0 198

Total favor from challenges is 162

* Note: It is not possible to 6-star the heroic and epic Short Cuts challenges; Thus the actual challenge favor and total available favor is 4 less than what is displayed.

See also[edit]