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Tomb of the Shadow Guard

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The Shadow Guard's Tomb has collapsed into several flooded tunnels. Staying dry will be nigh impossible.

The Necropolis, Part 2 adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Necropolis, Part 2
Tomb of the Shadow Guard
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,133Solo/Casual ♦3,772Normal ♥3,988Hard ♠4,204Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Shadow Guard
Bestowed by: Bragdii Wyvernborne
NPC contact: Bragdii Wyvernborne
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Second Map

Overview

Enter the Tomb of the Shadow Guard and traverse through the ruins and submerged caves. Dispatch the Mummy Prince Kamenwati and his followers.


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

Objectives

  • (Optional) Slay Invisible Stalker Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣427 ♦754 ♥798 ♠841 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (random)
  • Overlapping floors

Known Traps

  • Floor spikes

Tips and Misc

Drop point with way to optional chest

Despite appearances, this is a simple but long quest. With one exception, the path from the entrance to the end is entirely linear.

  • Useful spells: Resist Electricity, Fire, Water Breathing (Divine).
  • Bring your Underwater Action equipment. You'll spend more than half of the time swimming inside long and flooded underground tunnels. Though Sogshadow Moss Patches can be found inside the water which will grant Water Breathing, each patch can only be used once per character.
    However, you can obtain water breathing from many sources near this level. Potions of Water Breathing (ML:4) are available in House Jorasco and scrolls of the 3rd level spell Water Breathing can be obtained in House Phiarlan (UMD: 28). other options are the one time use item from Korthos, The Ring of Waterbreathing or the Boots of the Mire from Fathom the Depths (in The Red Fens). Another option is the Level 8 (or higher) Ring of the Buccaneer from the Treasure of Crystal Cove event.
  • The underwater tunnels have many short but misleading dead ends, so you will want to keep up with your group mates; a careless wrong turn can very much mean that you'll become lost and stray from your group for the rest of the adventure. If you follow the lighted path (mushrooms and glowing fish) you can find your way like that also.
  • Once you reach the drop down point SE of the shrine, the path bifurcates: the southern path will lead you to the Invisible Stalker optional, while the northern path will lead you to the end boss eventually and finish the quest (see picture to the right).
  • The shrine you see upon reaching drop-point 15, is actually accessed during the swim between 7 and 8 (main path). Shortly after entering the water, you should swim by two large purple crystals. Surface, if not already and the ramp-way will begin to your right. There is a small jump required that will be difficult for characters with low jump/movement speed boosts. A character with 8 Jump and 20% speed can barely make the jump. (Note: In the past it was possible to use the shrines through the bars at drop 15, however that is no longer the case.)
  • Underwater mushrooms have a good drop-rate for Fragrant Drowshood.
  • The end fight is actually right next to the quest entrance, so Dimension Door will help greatly in case you are lost but your group is able to reach the boss. That said, you cannot complete the initial bosses then Dimension Door to fight Kamenwati; you have to swim to him and kill him, then the door will open to allow your Dimension Door using party members to reach the boss room.
  • Quick guide (use it in combination with the Wiki map):
    • 1 - 6 (white) is the path from the entrance to the intersection
    • 7 is the intersection
      • 7 - 8 (red) is the optional path leading to the Invisible Stalker; backtrack to 7 afterwards
      • 7 - 18 (blue) is the main path leading to the end boss

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 54 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣213 ♦377 ♥399 ♠420 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦566 ♥598 ♠631 )
  • Conquest bonus: 78 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣533 ♦943 ♥997 ♠1,051 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣213 ♦377 ♥399 ♠420 )
  • Mischief bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣171 ♦302 ♥319 ♠336 )
  • Vandal bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣213 ♦377 ♥399 ♠420 )
  • Ransack bonus: 32 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦566 ♥598 ♠631 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3 en route and 1 at the end
  • Collectables: 8
    • Mushroom early in the second swim
    • Mushroom early in the third swim
    • 4 Mushrooms about halfway along the swim to the optional chest
    • Mushroom on the first swim after Tirnan Wentarg
    • Mushroom on the first swim after Kervan Naret (just before the end fight)
  • NPC rewards: Random item

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Dread Wraith(view)
Dread Wraith.jpg
 ♠18Elite ♦25Epic Normal Undead Wraith
Kamenwati(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠15Elite Undead Mummy
Janos Porthak(view)
Janos Porthak.jpg
 ♠15Elite Undead Spectre
Kervan Naret(view)
Kervan Naret.jpg
 ♠15Elite Undead Wraith
Tirnan Wentarg(view)
Tirnan Wentarg.jpg
 ♠15Elite Undead Shadow
Drifting Scourge Mage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Spectre
Drifting Scourge(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Spectre
Dun Butcher(view)
Dun Butcher.jpg
 ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Fated Revenant(view)
Fated Revenant.jpg
 ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Gloomstreaker(view)
Gloomstreaker.jpg
 ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Invisible Stalker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Invisible Stalker
Phase Spider(view)
Monster Phase Spider.jpg
 ♠12Elite Magical Beast Spider
Shadow (mabar)(view)
Shadow (mabar).jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow
Shrouded Terror Mage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠14Elite Undead Wraith
Shrouded Terror(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠12Elite Undead Wraith
Twilight Channeler(view)
Twilight Channeler.jpg
 ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Umbral Worg(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠12Elite Undead Shadow

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