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Within the great stone walls of Gianthold Tor lies the Stormreaver and his 3 renegade dragons.

Gianthold Tor
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,650Solo/Casual ♦6,356Normal ♥6,628Hard ♠6,900Elite
Epic XP: Return to Gianthold Tor
Takes place in: Gianthold Tor
Bestowed by: Crag
NPC contact: Crag
Quest acquired in: Gianthold
Patron: Agents of Argonnessen
Base favor: 7
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Quest in the chain towards The Reaver's Fate raid.

With Update 17 several pre-update 17 heroic objectives in this quest have been removed and /or replaced to be identical to epic version.


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

Objectives

  • Locate the gateways to the dragons
  • Find and Speak to Snutch
  • Secure the gatehouses
  • Learn what is truly going on inside the Tor
  • Destroy the crystals (2)
  • Slay the Portal Master
  • (Optional) Defeat the white dragon and the giant champion: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the blue dragon and the giant champion: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the black dragon and the giant champion: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Monsters that have to be killed almost simultaneously (optional: 3 pairs of monsters consisting of 1 giant and 1 dragon each)

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Sonic traps going up the stairs to north side (leading to blue dragon) can be disarmed.

Tips and Misc

Be sure to prepare well before entering the circle at the entry, the opening battle is a long one.

Keep an eye out for the "secret passages" hidden in the walls (shown as portals on the map on this page, but not shown in-game). They lead to an early shrine and past sealed doors to continue the quest.

The main portion of the quest ends once you've slain the Portal Keeper, Caraduhn, and characters can finish at that point if they wish. Make sure you wait for his comments before you break each shrine, because he occasionally won't become hostile if you break shrines immediately without waiting for him to respond. The dragons and giant champions are optional and purple-named. They are much tougher than the main part of the quest; you might find yourself unprepared if you attempt to challenge the dragons on Hard/Elite.

In order to defeat the dragon and the giant, you must kill both of them at the same time
(within about 8 seconds) or the dead one will revive with full life and all the debuffs will disappear.
  • West - White
  • North - Blue
  • East - Black

As of U17, the gatehouse levers do not need to be pulled simultaneously.

Useful buffs:

  • Death Ward or Restoration
  • Resist Energy: Fire (for pyromancer giants), then also (for dragons) Acid (black dragon), Electricity (blue dragon), or Cold (white dragon)
  • Resist Fear
  • Freedom of Movement helps versus the white dragon

Bonus XP

Loot

  • Chests: 7
    • 1 in the western section before the Portal keeper
    • 1 at the end for killing the Portal keeper (Giant)
    • 1 optional, along the path to the white dragon
    • 1 optional, along the path to the blue dragon
    • 1 optional, for killing Grundaussir and Jorgundal ar'Grund (White Dragon and Stone Giant)
    • 1 optional, for killing Yorgulhar and Nimbus ar'Yorg (Blue Dragon and Cloud Giant)
    • 1 optional, for killing Rhindvutha and Blaze ar'Rhind (Black Dragon and Fire Giant)
  • NPC rewards: Standard level 12-14 loot

Named Chest Drop

Black Dragon (east)

Blue Dragon (center)

White Dragon (west)

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Blaze ar'Rhind(view)
Blaze ar'Rhind.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥21Hard ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Grundaussir(view)
Grundaussir.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥21Hard ♠25Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon White Dragon
Jorgundal ar'Grund(view)
Jorgundal ar'Grund.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Nimbus ar'Yorg(view)
Nimbus ar'Yorg.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Rhindvutha(view)
Rhindvutha.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥22Hard ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon Black Dragon
Yorgulhar(view)
Yorgulhar.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥21Hard ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon Blue Dragon
Caraduhn(view)
Caraduhn.jpg
 ♥5Hard Giant Giant
Effigy of Body(view)
Effigy of Body.jpg
0 Construct Inanimate Object
Effigy of Soul(view)
Effigy of Soul.jpg
0.00 Construct Inanimate Object
Portal Keeper (fire giant)(view)
Portal Keeper.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♠23Elite Giant Giant
Ancient Warrior(view)
Ancient Warrior.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Skeleton
Ancient Wizard(view)
Ancient Wizard.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Skeleton
Arzag-Khor Loremaster(view)
Arzag-Khor Loremaster.jpg
 ♦15Normal Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Arzag-Khor Shaman(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Blackheart Oracle(view)
Blackheart Oracle.jpg
 ♦12Normal Giant Troll
Blackheart Warmonger(view)
Blackheart Warmonger.jpg
 ♦15Normal Giant Troll
Cloven-Jaw Scout(view)
Cloven-Jaw Scout.jpg
CRs missing! Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Veteran(view)
Cloven-Jaw Veteran.jpg
CRs missing! Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Warlord(view)
Cloven-Jaw Warlord.jpg
CRs missing! Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Copper Concord Bard(view)
Copper Concord Bard.jpg
 ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Elder Earth Elemental(view)
Elder Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Forsworn Aspirant(view)
Forsworn Aspirant.jpg
 ♦12Normal Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Hero(view)
Forsworn Hero.jpg
 ♦15Normal Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Liege-Lord(view)
Forsworn Liege-Lord.jpg
CRs missing! Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Mystic(view)
Forsworn Mystic.jpg
CRs missing! Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Gold Concord Cleric(view)
Monster Gold Concord Cleric.jpeg
 ♠20Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Gold Concord Fighter(view)
Gold Concord Fighter.jpg
 ♠17Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Gold Concord Wizard(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠20Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Hill Giant(view)
Hill Giant.jpg
 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite Giant Giant
Jarilith(view)
Monster Jarilith official.gif
 ♦13Normal ♥21Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Runetusk Berserker(view)
Runetusk Berserker.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Ogre
Runetusk Brawler(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Ogre
Runetusk Ranger(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Ogre
Runetusk Scout(view)
Runetusk Scout.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Ogre
Stormsworn Berserker(view)
Stormsworn Berserker.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Stormsworn Earthcaller(view)
Stormsworn Earthcaller.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Stormsworn Pyromancer(view)
Stormsworn Pyromancer.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Stormsworn Sky Knight(view)
Stormsworn Sky Knight.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Stormsworn Spellbinder(view)
Stormsworn Spellbinder.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Windlasher Elementalist(view)
Windlasher Elementalist.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Pack Lord(view)
Windlasher Pack Lord.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Ripper(view)
Windlasher Ripper.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Runner(view)
Windlasher Runner.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Soul Howler(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Wyrm Cult Bone-Knitter(view)
Wyrm Cult Bone-Knitter.jpg
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Eviscerator(view)
Wyrn Cult Eviscerator.jpg
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch(view)
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch.jpg
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Impaler(view)
Wyrm Cult Impaler.jpg
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer(view)
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer.jpg
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Zakya Cult Archer(view)
Zakya Cult Archer.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Zakya Cultist(view)
Zakya Cultist.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Zakya Rakshasa Lord(view)
Zakya Rakshasa Lord.jpg
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Rakshasa
Zakya Rakshasa(view)
Zakya Rakshasa.jpg
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Rakshasa

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