Game mechanicsNewbie guideIn developmentDDO StoreIRC Chat/Discord


ChallengesClassesCollectablesCraftingEnhancementsEpic DestiniesFavor

FeatsGlossaryItemsMapsMonstersPlacesQuestsRacesSkillsSpells


Please create an account or log in to build a reputation and unlock more editing privileges, and then visit DDO wiki's IRC Chat/Discord if you need any help!

Favor

From DDO wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

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 14 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 quests 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 are worth increasing favor for each increasing level of difficulty (Casual, Normal, Hard, Elite). 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. Normal level quests award the base amount of favor, Hard quests reward twice the base, and Elite quests reward three times the base; no favor is awarded for Casual completion. 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).

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 successfully finish the 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) will be very low-level compared to the high level of characters in the party.

Note that with True Reincarnation (both Heroic and Iconic), all Favor is lost - the Character must start from scratch and re-gain any/all desired Favor. 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.

Rewards by patron faction[edit]

This is a list of the rewards given by the different patrons. The points required for each level may vary between patrons. For patrons that are Houses, the representatives are located in their respective houses. For other factions, the representative's locations are given. The map icon for Faction representatives is an amber star.

In-game, you can find specific information about quests completed and favor gained by hitting P (by default) and opening the Adventure Compendium.

Agents of Argonnessen[edit]

Neutral - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 75 Favor

One choice of:

Commended - 150 Favor

Draconic Vitality - free feat grants 10 additional HP

Honored - 400 Favor

Unachievable.

Current maximum possible Agents of Argonnessen favor is 336 as of Update 17.

House Cannith[edit]

The Patron and Visgard d'Cannith (Vendor) are on a floating platform that can only be reached by taking one of the moving lifts; lift stops are marked by yellow glowing runes on the ground.

Unknown - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 50 Favor

Access to a Patron Vendor, selling:

Respected - 150 Favor

Unlocks the Artificer class on that particular server and unlocks a couple of dialog options in some House Cannith quests.

Current theoretical maximum House Cannith favor is 126 from quests and 126 from 6-starring the 21 Cannith challenges for a total of 252 as of Update 20. However it is not possible to 6-star the heroic and epic Short Cuts challenges, leaving maximum House Cannith favor of 248.

The Coin Lords[edit]

Montague Goudreau, the Coin Lords representative, is located in front of the bank on the west side of The Marketplace.

Suspicious - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Reliable - 75 Favor

Receive a fourth 20-slot bag for your inventory for free.

Trustworthy - 150 Favor

If you have a Collapsed Portable Hole (via random loot item, from the Auction House, or selected from Agents of Argonnessen reward at 75 favor), you can pay 10,000pp to have it converted into a fifth 20-slot backpack tab by Ryo Silverbow, located outside of the Harbor Master's house in the Harbor. Alternately, if you don't have a Collapsed Portable Hole, you can pay 6 Astral Shards to Ryo Silverbow and he'll get you your 5th tab without it.

Loyal - 400 Favor

Grants the Coin Lord Finishing School Training feat, which grants a +2 stacking bonus to Diplomacy and Intimidate.

Steadfast - 700 Favor

Currently unachievable

Current maximum possible Coin Lords favor is 608 as of Update 11.

House Deneith[edit]

Neutral - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 75 Favor

You can access Tarvin d'Deneith, House Deneith Vendor in House Deneith. He offers normal repair services at 10%-off, and sells +3 missile weapon ammunition. Note, this ammunition binds on purchase and price may be influenced by Haggle skill. The price shown is base price. List price is a maximum of 20% over base price.

  • 20 +3 Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, Throwing Daggers or Throwing Hammers - 4pp
  • 20 Sturdy Throwing Hammers - 4pp
  • 100 Cold Iron Arrows or Bolts - 10pp
  • 100 +3 Arrows or Bolts - 20pp
  • 100 Silver Arrows or Bolts - 30pp
  • 100 Byeshk Arrows or Bolts - 30pp
  • 100 Adamantine Arrows or Bolts - 60pp
  • Large Wide Quiver (10 types x 250 each), base value 7,500pp

Commended - 150 Favor

In addition to the above, you can buy sturdy (75% returning) missile weapon ammunition. These come in both the regular and +3 variety. Note, this ammunition binds on purchase and price may be influenced by Haggle skill.

  • 20 Sturdy Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, or Throwing Daggers - 4pp
  • 20 +3 Sturdy Darts, Shuriken, Throwing Axes, Throwing Daggers or Throwing Hammers - 8pp
  • 100 Sturdy Arrows or Bolts - 20pp
  • 100 +3 Sturdy Arrows or Bolts - 40pp
  • Large Thin Quiver (3 types x 1,000 each) - 7,500pp

Honored - 400 Favor

Currently unachievable

Current maximum possible House Deneith favor is 336 as of Update 29.

The Free Agents[edit]

The Free Agent faction representative, Capshaw the Crier, is located in the Harbor, near the entrance to The Marketplace.

Nobody - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Well-known - 75 Favor

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. Also note, these prices are base value; real 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

Famous - 150 Favor

You can buy Healing Kits, Repair Kits and Thieves' Tools up to a +4 quality. Note, these bind on purchase. Also note, these prices are base value, real price will be based on your Haggle skill.

50 Thieves' Tools
  • +3 - 17pp 5gp
  • +4 - 22pp 5gp
10 Repair Kits
  • +3 - 25pp
  • +4 - 30pp
10 Healer's Kits
  • +3 - 25pp
  • +4 - 30pp
25 Vials
  • unadorned - 62pp 5gp

Hero of the People - 400 Favor

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. Also, if you do not own the Demon Sands pack, you cannot access Jaidene, even if you have the favor.

Champion of Stormreach - 700 Favor

Currently unachievable

Current maximum possible The Free Agents favor is 690 as of Update 31.

The Gatekeepers[edit]

Unknown - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 200 Favor

No Rewards

Respected - 400 Favor

Current maximum possible The Gatekeepers favor is 267 as of Update 32.

The Harpers[edit]

Friend - 125 Favor

Harper Pin, Lesser from Olarra Idlewist (available with Update 16)

Scout - 250 Favor

Harper Pin, Greater from Olarra Idlewist (available with Update 19)

Master Harper - 310 Favor

Grants Server based access to the Harper Agent enhancement tree.

Current maximum possible Harpers favor is 330 as of Update 31

House Jorasco[edit]

Neutral - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 75 Favor

You can now purchase the following 30 minute buffs for 10pp each. These buffs remain active even if you enter a mission.

Commended - 150 Favor

For 30pp (except Water Breathing at 50pp), obtain one of the following buffs:

Honored - 400 Favor

Currently unachievable

Current possible House Jorasco favor is 315 as of Update 29.

House Kundarak[edit]

Neutral - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Noted - 75 Favor

You can purchase a second bag for your bank space. The charge is 2,000pp (displayed as 20,000gp).

Commended - 150 Favor

You can purchase a third bag for your bank space. The charge is 8,000pp (displayed as 80,000gp).

Honored - 400 Favor

Currently unachievable

Current maximum possible House Kundarak favor is 342 as of Update 11.

House Phiarlan[edit]

Neutral - 0 Favor

No known Rewards

Noted - 75 Favor

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 remain active even if you enter a mission.

Commended - 150 Favor

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.

Honored - 400 Favor

Gains access to Reckard Sorl, Expert Accessory Repair in Erstwhile Emporium in House Phairlan. Currently unachievable.

Current maximum possible House Phiarlan favor is 375 as of Update 13.

Purple Dragon Knights[edit]

Stranger - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Blade - 125 Favor

Receive a Key to the City - Eveningstar. This item allows you to teleport to Eveningstar once every 30 minutes.

Swordcaptain - 250 Favor

Receive a Spotted Wolf Pup creature companion.

Oversword - 375 Favor

Access to the special crafting barter NPC Mikrom Sum in Eveningstar. Allows you to complete the Planar Focus sets using raid weapons and Commendation Item Sets using certain unique, non-Commendation armors.

Greater Oversword - 500 Favor

Battlemaster Dint: You have grown exceedingly strong. We have not yet devised a reward befitting of someone of your accomplishments. Speak with me at a later time, when such a prize has been contrived.

Current maximum possible Purple Dragon Knights favor is 639 as of Update 21.

The Silver Flame[edit]

Astra Quinlin, the representative for the Silver Flame, is located in The Marketplace, by the fountain near the Catacombs.

Salvageable - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Reclaimed - 75 Favor

Silver Flame representatives in the taverns will now sell their healing spells to you for half their previous price.

Pious - 150 Favor

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 2HP + 8SP instead of the default 1HP + 5SP per 6 seconds.

Devout - 400 Favor

Access to Salariin Founts <Silver Flame Armorer> (A vendor standing near the faction patron) who sells the following:

Current maximum possible Silver Flame favor is 567 as of Update 23.

The Twelve[edit]

Untrusted - 0 Favor

Note: As of Update 9, 'small' bags were renamed to 'tiny' and have a capacity of 12 items. You now get the new 'small' bag which has a capacity of 30 items. If you previously obtained a now 'tiny'-sized bag you can obtain a replacement 'small' bag by creating a new character and giving your old character the 'small' bag as the bags are not bound but are exclusive. Destroying your old bag and talking with the Twelve patron will not grant you a new 'small' bag. Note also that since they are Exclusive, you can only have one in your backpack at a time: if you already have one with you when you talk to Jeanselme for the first time, you will not receive the free one and you will not be able to try that option again. So, leave your existing Small Ingredients Bag in the bank before talking to Jeanselme.

Suspicious - 40 Favor

Grants access to Altar of Fecundity in Meridia and a Small Ingredients Bag.

Friend of The Twelve - 100 Favor

Large Ingredient Bag

Member of The Twelve - 250 Favor

Title of Honorary Member of the Twelve (DDO doesn't actually have "titles" implemented, so there is no actual reward.)

Current maximum possible The Twelve favor is 459 as of Update 29.

The Yugoloth[edit]

Disliked - 0 Favor

No Rewards

Unfriendly - 75 Favor

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.

Suspicious - 300 Favor Currently unachievable

Current maximum possible the Yugoloth favor is 111 as of Update 11.

Total Favor[edit]

"Total Favor" refers to the total on any one character. Rewards that affect your account are based off your character with the highest Total Favor (from any sources), and only affect characters on that server.

The representative to talk to for unlocking Total Favor rewards, Nyx Durandimion, is located in The Harbor outside the Harbor Master's house.

  • 0 Favor: Starting Account
(No Rewards)
  • Unlocks the Drow race on that particular server.
  • Unlocks Veteran Status I for future characters created on that particular server.
  • 5,000 Favor: Revered


Note that Free to Play accounts cannot achieve Tier 1 Favor of Agents of Argonnessen, The Gatekeepers, The Harpers, The Twelve, The Yugoloth, and Purple Dragon Knights, unless an Adventure Pack that rewards the corresponding favor is purchased. Free-to-Play accounts do not have have to become Premium Free To Play because the pack(s) could be purchased via grinding favor for Turbine Points.

Since available free content awards exceed 1,000 Total Favor, Veteran Award is achievable for F2P players, but there is not enough "free favor" to earn Champion for 32-point builds (or higher).

Total available[edit]

Unless a sorting option is clicked, the table (below, right) is in the order the factions are listed in the Adventure Compendium → Patrons tab in-game, so that you may easily compare between this list and your current favor in-game.

Faction Total Favor Last Updated
Agents of Argonnessen 336 Update 17
House Cannith 248 Update 20
The Silver Flame 567 Update 23
Purple Dragon Knights 639 Update 21
House Phiarlan 375 Update 13
House Kundarak 342 Update 11
House Jorasco 315 Update 29
The Harpers 330 Update 31
The Twelve 459 Update 29
The Gatekeepers 267 Update 32
House Deneith 336 Update 29
The Yugoloth 111 Update 11
The Coin Lords 608 Update 11
The Free Agents 690 Update 31
Total 5623 Update 32

Current maximum Total favor is 5,579 as of Update 31.*

(* Note: It is not possible to 6-star the heroic and epic Short Cuts challenges, leaving a total maximum possible favor of 5,575.)

See also[edit]