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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 packIcon tooltip.png: Masterminds of Sharn
Best Laid Plans
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣3,372Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦5,860Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6,100Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6,340Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣16,587Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦28,329Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥29,013Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29,696Icon tooltip.pngElite
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 (8%): Heroic( ♣270 ♦469 ♥488 ♠507 ) Epic( ♣1,327 ♦2,266 ♥2,321 ♠2,376 )
  • (Optional) Break more things (60 more - 110 total) — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣405 ♦703 ♥732 ♠761 ) Epic( ♣1,990 ♦3,399 ♥3,482 ♠3,564 )
  • (Optional) Bust all the things (70 more - 180 total) — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣540 ♦938 ♥976 ♠1,014 ) Epic( ♣2,654 ♦4,533 ♥4,642 ♠4,751 )
  • (Optional) Get in the office quickly — Bonus (7.5%): Heroic( ♣253 ♦440 ♥458 ♠476 ) Epic( ♣1,244 ♦2,125 ♥2,176 ♠2,227 )
  • (Optional) Retrieve more prototypes before they get smashed (3) — Bonus (37.5%): Heroic( ♣1,265 ♦2,198 ♥2,288 ♠2,378 ) Epic( ♣6,220 ♦10,623 ♥10,880 ♠11,136 )

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
  • Update 46.3
  • 1 month
Legendary Order's Garb
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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 44.1
  • 7 months and 18 days
Legendary Moonbeam
Legendary Moonbeam.jpg
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
  • Update 46.3
  • 1 month
Order's Garb
Order's Garb.jpg
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
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 10 months
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 44.0.1
  • 10 months
Legendary Sunstone Gauntlets
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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 44.0.1
  • 10 months
Sunstone Gauntlets
Sunstone Gauntlets.jpg
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
  • Update 46.3
  • 1 month and 15 days
Shadow Sprinters
Shadow Sprinters.jpg
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 44.0.1
  • 10 months
Legendary Shadow Sprinters
Legendary Shadow Sprinters.jpg
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 44.1
  • 9 months and 12 days
Resplendant Fury
Resplendant Fury.jpg
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
  • 15 days
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
Tampered Shield Guardian(view)
Tampered Shield Guardian.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Animated Object
Arcane Reconstructor(view)
Arcane Reconstructor.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Animated Object
Enforcer(view)
Enforcer.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Experimental Riot Suppressor(view)
Experimental Riot Suppressor.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥18Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Animated Object
Forgewraith(view)
Forgewraith.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥18Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠59Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Wraith
Hauler Golem(view)
Hauler Golumn.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Golem
Iron Sentry(view)
Iron Sentry.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Iron Defender
Security Construct(view)
Security Construct.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Animated Object
Tampered Hauler Golem(view)
Tampered Hauler Golem.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Golem
Technician (monster)(view)
Technician (monster).jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Dwarf Dwarf

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