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The Shadow Crypt/Instance Paths

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[edit] Overview

Each instance has 14 rooms: an entrance room, 12 regular rooms with gear and finally a lever room. Rooms have a color and a type.

Attic Maze Pyramid Torch Water
Red (Southwest)
Yellow (Northwest)
Green (Northeast)
Blue (Southeast)

For each color, two out of five types are always out of play. Thus, 4 colors * 3 types = 12 rooms.

[edit] Definition of Types

You cannot tell this by map due to overlapping floors (although can possibly know where you are by height from /loc command). There are various ways to name these rooms.

  • Attic, or Columns, or Pillars
    • The room with the stone pillars and a central chest.
    • You fight Umbral Gargoyles
  • Maze, or Gate, or Jail
    • The maze-like room with the lattice-walls. chest is placed randomly in four coners.
    • You fight Spectres and Shadows
  • Pyramid, or Altar, or Dais
    • The room with the stairs ascending to a central chest.
    • You fight Phase Spiders
  • Torch, or Fountain, or Puzzle
    • The room with the four torches, each torch has fountain on its back wall, and the fountain indicates correct order to light torches in binary format.
    • You fight Shadows and Umbral Wolves
"00" - Ignore this
"01" - Hit this one first
"10" - Second
"11" - Third
  • Water, or Underwater
    • The room you have to go through underwater maze.
    • No enemies in these rooms

[edit] Instance Variations

There are three different versions for a instance of this dungeon.

In order to figure out which version you are in, after you've cleared the first entrance room and picked up the Death's Door clicky (2 charges Dimension Door), go east.

  • If you are in a red room, you are in what will be referred to as Instance 1.
  • Otherwise, you will either be in a green room - Instance 2
  • Or a blue room - Instance 3

[edit] Graphical Walkthroughs for 8 and 12 Gears Runs

Solution #1 (the room east of the starting room is a red room)

8 Gears Walkthrough
12 Gears Walkthrough
Start to End Shortcut

Solution #2 (the room east of the starting room is a green room)

8 Gears Walkthrough
12 Gears Walkthrough
Start to End Shortcut

Solution #3 (the room east of the starting room is a blue room)

8 Gears Walkthrough
12 Gears Walkthrough
Start to End Shortcut

3 Solutions in 1 graphic for 8 gears

8 Gears Walkthrough

[edit] 12 Gears Walkthrough

If you want to be walked through the dungeon using the shortest possible route, collecting all 12 gears along the way and enabling you to open the extra chest at the end, then follow this guide, otherwise refer to the Maze directions in the next section.

Quick reference:
Red Pattern : EEEESSNWN(DD)SESSW
Green Pattern : EEENNNNNNN(DD)WSWSEW
Blue Pattern : (DD)NWWWWNNNSSNWWEE

  • Go east and get to red attic - Instance 1
    1. East to blue maze
    2. East to red pyramid
    3. East to red underwater
    4. East to yellow torch (lighting order: north, west, south)
    5. South to blue underwater
    6. South to green attic
    7. North to green maze (if you can't get to the gear from here, just proceed to next room)
    8. West to green pyramid
    9. North to green maze (you should be able to get the gear from this direction now if you couldn't before)
    10. Dimension Door to start. Shrine now if necessary - you won't be coming back to this room again.
    11. South to yellow maze
    12. East to yellow pyramid
    13. South to blue attic
    14. South to red pyramid
    15. West to end game
  • Go east and get to green attic - Instance 2
    1. East to green maze (if you can't get to the gear from here, just proceed to next room)
    2. East to red maze
    3. East to yellow pyramid
    4. North to blue maze
    5. North to red underwater
    6. North to red torch (lighting order: east, north, west)
    7. North to green torch (lighting order: north, south, west)
    8. North to blue pyramid
    9. North to blue attic
    10. North to green maze (you should be able to get the gear from this direction now if you couldn't before)
    11. Dimension Door to start
    12. West to blue attic (yes you have already been here)
    13. South to yellow torch (lighting order: north, west, south)
    14. West to start. Shrine now if necessary - you won't be coming back to this room again.
    15. South to red torch (yes you have already been here)
    16. East to yellow underwater
    17. West to end game
  • Go east and get to blue torch - Instance 3
    1. Dimension Door to the beginning
    2. from the start:
    3. North to green underwater
    4. West to blue maze
    5. West to blue torch (lighting order: south, east, north)
    6. West to blue underwater
    7. West to red pyramid
    8. North to yellow underwater
    9. North to yellow attic
    10. North to yellow maze
    11. South to start. Shrine now if necessary - you won't be coming back to this room again.
    12. South to red torch (lighting order: east, north, west)
    13. North to green pyramid
    14. West to red torch (yes you have already been here)
    15. West to red attic
    16. East to green torch (lighting order: north, south, west)
    17. East to end game

[edit] 8 Gears Duo Walkthrough

This path is designed for two groups working separately to obtain the necessary 8 gears in the shortest time possible while having both end at the final room at nearly the same time. [1]

Group 1 breaks the east door and goes east to determine the instance while group 2 finishes the beginning fight.

RED
Group 1: (E)NNSEW
Group 2: WWEWW

GREEN
Group 1: (E)WWNEW
Group 2: WENEW

BLUE
Group 1: (E)SNSEE
Group 2: WSEEE

Verbose:

  • Instance 1 / red attic
    • Group 1:
    1. East is red attic - Instance 1
    2. North to blue attic
    3. North to green pyramid
    4. South to blue maze
    5. East to red pyramid
    6. West to the end
    • Group 2:
    1. West to green attic
    2. West to yellow maze
    3. East to yellow pyramid
    4. West to red pyramid
    5. West to end
  • Instance 2 / green attic
    • Group 1:
    1. East is green attic - Instance 2
    2. West to yellow pyramid
    3. West to green torches
    4. North to blue pyramid
    5. East to yellow water
    6. West to the end
    • Group 2:
    1. West to blue attic
    2. East to red water
    3. North to red torches
    4. East to yellow water
    5. West to end
  • Instance 3 / blue torches
    • Group 1:
    1. East is blue torches - Instance 3
    2. South to yellow maze
    3. North to green water
    4. South to red pyramid
    5. East to green torches
    6. East to the end
    • Group 2:
    1. West to yellow water
    2. South to blue maze
    3. East to red attic
    4. East to green torches
    5. East to end

[edit] Alternate Solution

Red solution is: E-SWEEEEW(E) center to banner:[EEE]
Blue solution is: E-WSNWEWE(E) center to banner:[SWE]
Green solution is: E-NESSNNE(W) center to banner:[SEW]

[edit] Maze

Taken from http://www.themacguild.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533

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You can also figure out which version you are in by using the map. Once you make your first jump, take note of which color and type of room you are in. If you go to the West for your first door/teleporter, you will end up in 1 of 3 places:

  • Green Columns room, West doorway [GCW]
  • Blue Columns room, West doorway [BCW]
  • Yellow Underwater room, West doorway [YUW]
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