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Stromvauld's Mine

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Drow of Xen'drik worship Vulkoor, a god that exalts the forces of trickery, destruction and war.

Stromvauld's Mine
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,557Solo/Casual ♦2,752Normal ♥2,908Hard ♠3,064Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Stromvauld's Mine
Bestowed by: Laird Stromvauld
NPC contact: Laird Stromvauld
Quest acquired in: Anvilfire Inn
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
M stromvauld's mine.png
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Overview

Laird Stromvauld's engineers have gone missing. After two parties failed to return from their expeditions, no one has been willing to enter the mine to discern their whereabouts. Unwilling to write his men off, Stromvauld has hired you to search for any traces of the engineers missing within the mine.


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

Objectives

  • (Optional) Collect the remaining rare gems (5 total) Heroic: +40% Bonus.( ♣623 ♦1,101 ♥1,163 ♠1,226 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the elementals (4 Greater Earth Elementals) Heroic: +25% Bonus.( ♣389 ♦688 ♥727 ♠766 )
  • (Optional) Kill Milos Baron Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )
  • (Optional) Kill Boro Charldon Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )
  • (Optional) Kill Deqren Marzat Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Stat check (optional: 1 lever that requires a STR check)
  • Quest item collection (mandatory: 11 corpses and optional: 5 gems)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

Five total. Several fire traps (furnaces); one wind gust, panel is in the rocks on the climb up; one lightning, panel is on the near side. Many can be disabled, avoid walking in front of things that look like they can shoot fire (furnace).

Tips and Misc

  • The drow hunters do extra cold damage; the wizards use lightning.
  • The optionals can more than double your final XP and are well worth doing; in particular, the three optional boss fights are fairly easy (you can range them from higher up).
  • The gate to the earth elementals are opened with a strength based lever. STR needed to open: 19.
  • The earth elementals can be an extremely tough battle; all four wake up as soon as you open the chest, and at least one will be close enough to attack immediately. The loot in the chest is decent, however, as is the XP bonus.
  • The corpses you need to find can be hard to spot from a distance, since they are almost the same color as the floor in many cases. Keep a careful eye out for them.
  • The optional missing gems spawn in random locations; keep your eyes open as they are worth a full 40% of your base XP.
  • When you descend down the ladder to the room where the first drow peasants are laboring away, two greater fire elementals will spawn if you climb back up the ladder.
  • The final objective, "free the chief engineer", doesn't appear in your objectives list until you open the gate at the end of the quest

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 37 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦275 ♥291 ♠306 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 49 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣234 ♦413 ♥436 ♠460 )
  • Mischief bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣125 ♦220 ♥233 ♠245 )
  • Vandal bonus: 43 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦275 ♥291 ♠306 )
  • Ransack bonus: 53 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣234 ♦413 ♥436 ♠460 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • 1 guarded by earth elementals (they awaken upon opening the chest)
    • 1 for killing Boro Charldon and Milos Baran (Elite only)
    • 1 locked close to the end, on a ledge on the same level as the broken elevator
    • 1 at the end for killing Xandria Lok'kalerin (Drow)
  • NPC rewards: In the +2 / +3 range

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Xandria Lok'kalerin(view)
Xandria Lok'kalerin.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elf Drow Elf
Boro Charldon(view)
Boro Charldon.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Elf Drow Elf
Deqren Marzat(view)
Deqren Marzat.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Elf Drow Elf
Milos Baran(view)
Milos Baran.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Elf Drow Elf
Death Stalker(view)
Death Stalker.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Vermin Scorpion
Drow Barbarian Shaman(view)
Drow Barbarian Shaman.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Barbarian(view)
Drow Barbarian.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Bard(view)
Drow Bard.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Captain(view)
Drow Captain.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Guardian(view)
Drow Guardian.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Hunter(view)
Drow Hunter.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Man-at-Arms(view)
Drow Man-at-Arms.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Peasant(view)
Drow Peasant.jpg
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Priest(view)
Drow Priest.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Slayer(view)
Drow Slayer.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warrior(view)
Drow Warrior.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14/25Elite ♦22Epic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Wizard(view)
Drow Wizard.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Greater Earth Elemental(view)
Greater Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Greater Fire Elemental(view)
Greater Fire Elemental.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Large Rust Monster(view)
Large Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠11Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Monarch Scorpion(view)
Monarch Scorpion.jpg
 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Vermin Scorpion
Night Scorpion(view)
Night Scorpion.jpg
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠10Elite Vermin Scorpion

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