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Litany of the Dead

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Necropolis, Part 4
Litany of the Dead
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣5,028Solo/Casual ♦8,740Normal ♥9,100Hard ♠9,460Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Black Mausoleum (Upper Necropolis)
Bestowed by: Sir Rohine Stiedra
NPC contact: Sir Rohine Stiedra
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Black Abbot awaits his rise to godhood and only you can stop his ascension.

The entrance for this quest is located in the Necropolis, NW of Sir Rohine's position. On your map, hover-text for the quest entrace will be "The Black Mausoleum". Be aware, the quest entrance will not flash (as quests normally do) if you have it selected in your Quest Journal.


This pre-raid requires per-character flagging to enter unlike most quests. To flag run these 4 quests:

Completed Sigil Frame
Completed Sigil Frame
Desecrated Temple of Vol
Flesh Maker's Laboratory
Inferno of the Damned
Ghosts of Perdition

You must gather 8 pieces of the Sigil Frame through these quests to gain access to this pre-raid: Litany of the Dead.

Once you've completed a Sigil, talking to Rohine will give you a new item (Completed Sigil) that will allow you to enter Litany of the Dead on subsequent lives. You do not need to collect more than 1 Completed Sigil. The numbers are the positions of the piece in Sigil: Frame (left to right).

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


  • Find the Black Abbot's Guardian
  • Survive the ambush
  • Descend the shaft
  • Convince the Black Dragon to help you

  • (Optional) Find Cholthulzz Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Pass the Twists of Azure Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Open the Frigid Halls Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Access the Path of Ice Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Cholthulzz Heroic: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,508 ♦2,622 ♥2,730 ♠2,838 )
  • (Optional) Find the High Priest Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Acquire the Bat Crests Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Reach the door Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Open the Path of Vol Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the High Priest Heroic: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,508 ♦2,622 ♥2,730 ♠2,838 )
  • (Optional) Find Mentau Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Acquire the key Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Reach the door Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Open the path forward Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Mentau Heroic: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,508 ♦2,622 ♥2,730 ♠2,838 )
  • (Optional) Find Cinnis Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Ignite the Inferno Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Open the Ignition Chamber Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣503 ♦874 ♥910 ♠946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Cinnis Heroic: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,508 ♦2,622 ♥2,730 ♠2,838 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed, some undisarmable)
  • Riddle
  • Collapsible floor
  • Points of no return
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed quest items (mandatory: 4 crests in the east wing)

Known Traps

Spinning blade, Force

Tips and Misc

  • Trying to open a fake chest will drop you and the party around you into an ambush, and lock other characters out with a black forcefield.
  • Cracking the floor to the dropdown in the dragon cage will put up the forcefield near ambush again.
    so people can't join in after this
  • For dragon riddle, see this article. Spoiler!!
  • Bug: If you kill Mentau without using Cold Fire, you keep the plaht debuff even after death. Relogging is the only way to fix it.
  • On completion of each side you must destroy the crystals in the towers you are teleported to, to gain completion status.

In-quest items available from table (in suggested order):

  1. Defeat High Priest to gain access to:
  2. Defeat Cholthulzz to gain access to:
  3. Defeat Cinnis to gain access to:
  4. And lastly defeat Mentau and not bother needing:
    • Golem Gem - Trinket: Golem FigurineGolem Figurine
      Caster level: 14
      Charges: 1
      1 Charges (Available after you defeat Mentau, used to aid in defeating High Priest of Vol: summons a vampiric bane flesh golem; this golem is aggressive towards your party, but will choose to attack the High Priest of Vol if it is present.) (Though really it's a joke item, the golem is too weak and random to really do anything helpful.)

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: ~57 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣352 ♦612 ♥637 ♠662 )
  • Discreet bonus: ~81 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣251 ♦437 ♥455 ♠473 )


  • Chests: Total 3 per run
    • 1 after dragon
    • 1 per each boss part
    • 1 after bosses
  • NPC rewards: None

Named Chest Drop

Accessories are ML13, weapons and armor are ML14. All Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip.

Cholthulzz chest
Cinnis chest
Mentau chest
High Priest of Vol chest
Drops from multiple end chests


Name(picture) CR Type Race
 ♦20Normal ♥23Hard ♠26Elite Undead Beholder
 ♦18Normal ♠22Elite ♠80Epic Elite Undead Fire Elemental
High Priest of Vol(view)
High Priest of Vol.png
 ♦18Normal ♠23Elite Undead Vampire
Kai-Teng Fairuza(view)
Kai-Teng Fairuza.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥21Hard ♠24Elite Undead Skeleton
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Humanoid Human
Baked Clay Golem(view)
Baked Clay Golem.jpg
 ♠18Elite Construct Golem
Golem Assembler(view)
Golem Assembler.jpg
 ♠19Elite Humanoid Human
Golem Enchanter(view)
Golem Enchanter.jpg
 ♠19Elite Humanoid Human
Ancient Air Elemental(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Air Elemental
Ancient Fire Elemental(view)
Ancient Fire Elemental.png
CRs missing! Elemental Fire Elemental
Black Wolf(view)
Black Wolf.jpg
 ♦3Normal ♠8Elite Animal Wolf
Blackfang Bat(view)
 ♦9Normal ♠14Elite Animal Bat
Carcass Eater(view)
Carcass Eater.png
 ♦7Normal ♠14Elite Animal Rat
Control Crystal(view)
Control Crystal.jpg
0 Construct Inanimate Object
Cultist Ranger(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠19Elite Elf Elf
Doom Sword(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠19Elite Humanoid Human
Dread Elf Zombie(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Zombie
Dread Wraith Lord(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦16Normal Undead Wraith
Dust Mephit Warrior(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Air Outsider Mephit
Elder Beholder(view)
Elder Beholder.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Beholder
Elder Earth Elemental(view)
Elder Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Eternal Hunter(view)
Eternal Hunter.jpeg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Eternal Warrior(view)
Eternal Warrior.jpeg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Undead Skeleton
Fire Mephit Warrior(view)
Fire Mephit Warrior.jpg
CRs missing! Fire Outsider Mephit
Flamebound Sacrificer (Ghast)(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Ghast
Frostmarrow Evoker(view)
Frostmarrow Evoker.jpg
 ♦14Normal Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Huntsman(view)
Frostmarrow Huntsman.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Sellsword(view)
Frostmarrow Sellsword.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♠14Elite Undead Skeleton
Gargoyle Juggernaut(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦16Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Giant Skeleton Warrior(view)
Giant Skeleton Warrior.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Skeleton
Greater Dust Mephit(view)
Greater Dust Mephit.jpeg
 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Greater Ice Mephit(view)
Monster Greater Ice Mephit.jpeg
 ♦6Normal ♠11Elite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Greater Shadow(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow
Ice Flenser(view)
Ice Flenser.png
 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Ice Mephit Warrior(view)
Ice Mephit Warrior.png
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Invisible Stalker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦10Normal Elemental Invisible Stalker
Mummy Avenger(view)
Mummy Avenger.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Mummy
Ogre Mage Cultist(view)
Ogre Mage Cultist.png
 ♦12Normal Giant Ogre
 ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Quell
Slayer Mage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
(CR  ♠19Elite) Elf Elf
Unholy Friar(view)
Unholy Friar.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite Humanoid Human
Unholy Priest(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Warrior Cultist(view)
Warrior Cultist.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite Humanoid Human
CRs missing! Undead Wheep

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