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The Archons' Trial

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The Archons of Shavarath would make formidable allies for the Gatekeepers. Yet the Celestials will only give their aid to those who prove themselves worthy.


The Archons' Trial
Heroic level: 13
Epic level: 30
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,999Solo/Casual ♦5,233Normal ♥5,466Hard ♠5,700Elite
Epic XP:  ♣15,332Solo/Casual ♦26,220Normal ♥26,884Hard ♠27,550Elite
Takes place in: Citadel of the Dawn
Bestowed by: Jalena
NPC contact: Jalena
Quest acquired in: Amrath
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
The Archons' Trial map
Loading screen

Overview

The Archons wish to test whether you have what it takes to make a worthy ally. Travel to the Citadel of the Dawn and undergo the Archons' trials.


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

Objectives

Known Traps

  • Trial of Agility - Mechanic's path
    • First door OL:  ♦18-22Normal ♥-56Hard ♠34-40Elite
    • Trap: pierce RS:  ♦-31Normal ♥-37Hard
    • Trap: pierce S:  ♠90Epic Elite
    • Trap: pierce DD:  ♦-48Normal ♥(CF:40)Hard ♠(CF:47;F:55)Elite ♠(CF:99)Epic Elite
    • Trap: slash DD:  ♦-43Normal ♥-47Hard ♠(CF:46)Elite (slashing trap on stairs)
    • Trap: slash RS:  ♦-44Normal ♠(CF:46)Elite (slashing trap on stairs)
    • Trap: electric DD:  ♥(CF:38(1 roll))Hard (first electric trap)
    • Trap: electric RS:  ♦-23Normal ♥-45Hard (first electric trap)
    • Trap: electric RS: (2nd & 3rd electric trap)
    • Trap: electric DD:  ♦-41Normal ♥43-49Hard ♠(CF:49;F:54)Elite (2nd & 3rd electric trap)
    • Second door OL:  ♦26-33Normal ♥-36Hard ♠39+Elite
    • Third door OL:  ♦(F:32;S:33)Normal ♥35-37Hard
    • Trap: DD:  ♥-48Hard ♠-60Elite (electric floor)
    • Trap: RS:  ♥23+Hard (electric floor)
  • Trial of Intelligence
    • Trap: DD:  ♦(CS:49)Normal ♥-48Hard ♠-48Elite (electric floor)
    • Trap: RS:  ♠30-41Elite (electric floor)
1st Puzzle
2nd Puzzle
3rd Puzzle

Tips and Misc

  • The Mechanic's Path additionally contains several waves of monsters, while the alternate path does not.
  • After the Third Puzzle in the Test of Intelligence (see right), there is what looks like a 4th, an absurdly easy 1-piece puzzle - but it's not. If you "solve" it, two things happen - the floor becomes electrified, and simultaneously you have one more fight. Instead, or if you solve this trap-puzzle (and are told "You chose poorly..."), there is a tiny button on the left side of the exit gateway to the Test of Strength. This button does not register as an object when you use the q key, so you have to find it visually and use it via a mouse-click.
  • Evil weapons will help the end fight, which is against good Archons. On Elite difficulty, Rhi'enne the Planetar has extremely high DR/Evil.
The Entry to the Hall with Tile Puzzles

Bonus XP

  • Insidious Cunning bonus: 54 or less monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )
  • Aggression bonus: 142+ or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣600 ♦1,047 ♥1,093 ♠1,140 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣900 ♦1,570 ♥1,640 ♠1,710 )
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣240 ♦419 ♥437 ♠456 )
  • Vandal bonus: 42 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • One in the Mechanic's path (behind at least one locked door; may also be locked itself); on a platform above the room with the first shrine, so may be possible to get there without a rogue.
    • One after the Trial of Endurance, on the upper platform after the locked portcullis.
    • One at the end, with named loot.
  • Collectables: 3 (may be others on the Mechanic's Path)
    • Rubble in the tar in the Trial of Agility
    • Rubble at the top of the stairs in the Trial of Endurance
    • Cabinet near the shrine after the Trial of Endurance
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Heroic

All items are ML 13 and Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire.

Epic

All items are ML 28 and Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire.

Monsters