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A member of the Twelve wants to get a copy of vaunt's blueprints and has hired you to break into one of his warehouses to get them. Take the skycoach to Castellan and meet with the warehouse manager there.

Masterminds of Sharn adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Masterminds of Sharn
Best Laid Plans
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣3,372Solo/Casual ♦5,860Normal ♥6,100Hard ♠6,340Elite
Epic XP:  ♣16,587Solo/Casual ♦28,329Normal ♥29,013Hard ♠29,696Elite
Takes place in: Lower Dura*
Bestowed by: Vyn Erathal
NPC contact: Vyn Erathal
Quest acquired in: Sharn - Clifftop Tower District
Patron: Sharn City Council
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

A member of the Twelve wants to get a copy of Vaunt's blueprints and has hired you to break into one of his warehouses to get them. Take the skycoach to Castellan and meet with the warehouse manager there.


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

Objectives

  • Meet with the warehouse shift manager
  • Convince Victor to Help you
  • Meet Victor outside
  • Break and enter the warehouse
  • Look for the Vaunt prototype blueprints
  • Get into the managers office
  • Get into the basement
  • Stop rampaging Golems
  • Find a functional Vaunt prototype
  • Confront Victor Dabonaire
  • (Optional) Break some containers (50 total) — Bonus (9%): Heroic( ♣303 ♦527 ♥549 ♠571 ) Epic( ♣1,493 ♦2,550 ♥2,611 ♠2,673 )
  • (Optional) Break more things (60 more - 110 total) — Bonus (14%): Heroic( ♣472 ♦820 ♥854 ♠888 ) Epic( ♣2,322 ♦3,966 ♥4,062 ♠4,157 )
  • (Optional) Bust all the things (70 more - 180 total) — Bonus (18%): Heroic( ♣607 ♦1,055 ♥1,098 ♠1,141 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,099 ♥5,222 ♠5,345 )
  • (Optional) Get in the office quickly — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣337 ♦586 ♥610 ♠634 ) Epic( ♣1,659 ♦2,833 ♥2,901 ♠2,970 )
  • (Optional) Retrieve more prototypes before they get smashed (3) — Bonus (50%): Heroic( ♣1,686 ♦2,930 ♥3,050 ♠3,170 ) Epic( ♣8,294 ♦14,165 ♥14,507 ♠14,848 )

Tips and Misc

Tavern
  • Talk to Victor, follow him outside and enter the warehouse
The search
  • Kill enemies
  • Break boxes until you find a ledger
  • Reading the ledger makes a nearby grate/door active, high up in the northwest corner of the warehouse.
    • The ledger can be found out in the open (often at the top of the ramp that leads to the fourth level of warehouse shelving) or in/under a crate in the warehouse -- look for a sparkling crate.
The puzzle
  • Open the grate
  • Take the air jet up
    • The low gravity only affects the first person to touch the tile.needs verification
  • Solve the three wheels puzzle
    • A clue for the right wheel is behind a grating on the right.
    • A clue for the left wheel is behind a grating on the left.
    • Once left and right wheels are set, just turn the center wheel until grates open. A clue for this wheel can be seen behind a grating high up in the west wall in the large warehouse room as well.
    • If you're quick, you get some extra XP.
The waves
  • Head into the office, pull the lever on the west wall.
  • Enemies start spawning on the staircase; kill all waves (you can also do this after the basement).
The basement
  • Enter the basement: jump down the shaft on the right side of the wheel puzzle (this grate is opened by the lever in the office).
  • Defeat enemies in the basement. If you're quick, kill golems before they destroy prototypes; this yields some optional XP. Also, destroyed prototypes release a forgewraith.
(The prototype Victor is using (available at the end of the quest) counts toward the "retrieve more" optional.)
  • There's a shrine (and a fight) behind the last door, at the bottom of the stairs.
Back up to Victor
  • Climb back up the stairs, clearing some fiery enemies.
  • Talk to Victor to conclude the quest.
  • Minor bug: If Victor isn't talking, it's possible one or more of the forgewraiths got "lost" in combat. Go back to the office and all the lower rooms and find them (or let them find you) and kill them. Once all are dead, Victor will be heard to cry "All right, don't do anything rash. I'm coming out. Perhaps we can make a deal...", which signals the end of combat, and speaking to him will end the quest and unseal the end chest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 73 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣337 ♦586 ♥610 ♠634 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣506 ♦879 ♥915 ♠951 )
  • Mischief bonus: 134 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣270 ♦469 ♥488 ♠507 )
  • Vandal bonus: 174 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣337 ♦586 ♥610 ♠634 )
  • Ransack bonus: 214 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣506 ♦879 ♥915 ♠951 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • One in the basement in the western room
    • One after confronting Victor (contains named loot)
  • Collectables: 3
    • Cabinet in the basement in the western room
    • Alchemy Table in the basement in the southwestern room
    • Scroll Rack in the basement in the southeastern room
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Moonbeam
Moonbeam.png
Quarterstaff 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End Chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Shadow Sprinters
Shadow Sprinters.png
Boots 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Order's Garb
Order's Garb.png
Outfit 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End chest
Sunstone Gauntlets
Sunstone Gauntlets.png
Gloves 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, end chest
Resplendant Fury
Resplendant Fury.png
Orb 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End Chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 7 months and 24 days
  • Pfhoenix
Legendary Order's Garb
Legendary Order's Garb.png
Outfit 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Shadow Sprinters
Legendary Shadow Sprinters.png
Boots 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Sunstone Gauntlets
Legendary Sunstone Gauntlets.png
Gloves 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, end chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Moonbeam
Legendary Moonbeam.png
Quarterstaff 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, end chest
Legendary Resplendant Fury
Legendary Resplendant Fury.png
Orb 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Best Laid Plans, End Chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Arcane Reconstructor(view)
Arcane Reconstructor.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Enforcer(view)
Enforcer.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Experimental Riot Suppressor(view)
Experimental Riot Suppressor.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦33Epic Normal Construct Animated Object
Forgewraith(view)
Forgewraith.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠59Epic Elite Undead Wraith
Hauler Golem(view)
Hauler Golumn.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♠57Epic Elite Construct Golem
Iron Sentry(view)
Iron Sentry.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Construct Iron Defender
Security Construct(view)
Security Construct.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Tampered Hauler Golem(view)
Tampered Hauler Golem.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Construct Golem
Tampered Shield Guardian(view)
Tampered Shield Guardian.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♠63Epic Elite Construct Golem
Technician (monster)(view)
Technician (monster).jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦32Epic Normal Dwarf Dwarf