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Devil Assault (quest)

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Devil Assault
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 21
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,704Solo/Casual ♦3,037Normal ♥4,211Hard ♠5,386Elite
Epic XP:  ♣9,881Solo/Casual ♦17,026Normal ♥17,584Hard ♠18,142Elite
Takes place in: Market Barracks
Bestowed by: Lyvetenant Thifspar
NPC contact: Lyvetenant Thifspar
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: Yes
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Overview

Lyvetenant Thifspar in the Marketplace needs help repelling the Devil assault on one of the Stormreach Guard barracks. If you're up for this task, then enter the Market Barracks.

  • The difficulty on Heroic levels of this quest follow a non-standard level progression:
    • Casual: Level 5
    • Normal: Level 6
  • Hard: Level 12
  • Elite: Level 18
  • This quest is available on Reaper difficulty in heroics, however, as a base-level 6 quest, characters above level 12 cannot enter. This is WAI. DDO Forums
  • This quest does not award Bravery Bonus.
  • You must run this quest at Level 18 (or Epic Elite) to gain maximum (x3) favor.
  • This quest is popular not only for its difficulty (survival combat in a confined space) but for the Token of the Twelve rewards in Epic play.

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

Objectives

  • Enter the barracks
  • Survive and defeat the devil invasion (5 waves total)
  • (Optional) Defeat the first wave — Bonus (25%): Heroic( ♣426 ♦759 ♥1,053 ♠1,347 ) Epic( ♣2,470 ♦4,257 ♥4,396 ♠4,536 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the second wave — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣682 ♦1,215 ♥1,684 ♠2,154 ) Epic( ♣3,952 ♦6,810 ♥7,034 ♠7,257 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the third wave — Bonus (60%): Heroic( ♣1,022 ♦1,822 ♥2,527 ♠3,232 ) Epic( ♣5,929 ♦10,216 ♥10,550 ♠10,885 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the fourth wave — Bonus (100%): Heroic( ♣1,704 ♦3,037 ♥4,211 ♠5,386 ) Epic( ♣9,881 ♦17,026 ♥17,584 ♠18,142 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Tips and Misc

  • None of the "optionals" are at all optional. If you complete this quest you will earn the XP for every one of the "optionals" listed above.
  • When running Epic version of this quest for Tokens of the Twelve, this quest is most frequently run on Epic Normal (Level 21), as higher difficulties do not have a higher Token of the Twelve drop count.needs verification
  • On heroic elite, farming the first wave can be a good source of Mysterious Remnants.
  • As you approach the door, Guard Joalam will warn you that once you go in, the door will be locked. You can't get out, and if you recall and re-enter (or use Dimension Door), the gate will be down, and you can't resume the battle. At quest completion you are able get back in to get the chests.
    • Certain mobs (Bearded Devils, Orthons, etc.) CAN teleport through the front door to attack anyone who's waiting for completion on the "wrong" side of the door.
  • The enemies get harder with each wave; don't get over-confident.
    • In terms of difficulty, Heroic modes are similar to other quests of the same level and difficulty settings except Heroic Elite which is quite tough compared to most level-18 quests. Epic Casual and Normal are a bit easier than the level 18 Heroic Elite version. Epic Hard is tougher than Heroic Elite, but slightly easier than the original Epic version. Epic Elite is vastly more difficult than any other mode by a huge amount; trash enemies alone will maul you quickly at CR 45 or higher. Enter very prepared.
  • The first boss appears at the end of the third wave, after about 115 kills. Once this boss is slain, there is a brief pause and one chest and shrines appear (they disappear once again when the fourth wave begins).
    • This can be the toughest part of the quest as the 2nd to last wave must be killed in about 60 seconds or less, or else it will respawn indefinitely. You'll get additional chances to beat the clock, but spellcasters may likely be low on mana by this point, making it harder.
  • The second boss appears at the end of the fourth wave, after about 160 kills. Again, once this boss is slain, there is a pause in the battle, giving you a new set of shrines and chance to grab the next chest.
  • The third boss appears at the end of the fifth wave, after about 200 total kills. Killing him completes the quest and a new set of shrines appear.
  • On Epic difficulties, the 2nd boss - Baktor, a Horned Devil, suffers from an annoying bug that causes him to teleport indefinitely over and over at a fast rate. You can fix him: Any sort of effect that normally resets aggro or AI will work. EG: Mass invisibility, Intimidate, Bluff, Diplomacy or Improved Deception can work. Mass Invisibility tends to be the most effective, as it removes everyone from his aggro list and resets his AI.

Also, Beware of Turigulon's Pit Fiend Super Natural Venom/Poison, on a roll save of 1 and failure, your constitution goes to 0 on EE/Reaper and your stunned. You'll be quickly killed if solo.

  • Hirelings can be summoned at any time by standing very close to the entrance door.
  • Because of the way this quest changes, all the mobs are considered their equivalents on Heroic Normal for the Monster Manual (MM). Monsters listed on Heroic Hard and higher difficulties, if not found on other quests, will not be added to the MM count. On the other hand, since the 5th wave of Heroic Normal is composed exclusively by troglodytes, if you have troglodyte Mastery, you can see the HP of every monster in the 5th wave of every difficulty.
  • You'll always get Onslaught Bonus (+15%) if you complete the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 85 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣170 ♦304 ♥421 ♠539 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 111 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣256 ♦456 ♥632 ♠808 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4 (+ 1 on epic)
    • 1 after the third wave
    • 1 after the fourth wave
    • 2 (+ 1 on epic) after the fifth (and final) wave
  • NPC rewards: Standard. Chance for +2 Tomes.

Named Chest Drop

Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Baktor( view
Baktor.jpg
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 ♦25Epic Normal ♥34Epic Hard ♠51Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Bearded Devil Skirmisher( view
Bearded Devil Skirmisher.png
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 ♥12Hard Evil Outsider Devil
Bezekira( view
Bezekira Generic.jpg
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Evil Outsider Devil
Captain Borth( view
Captain Borth.jpg
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 ♥14Hard Evil Outsider Devil
Captain Razor( view
Captain Razor.jpg
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 ♠20Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Captain Suryon( view
Captain Suryon.jpg
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 ♦8Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Captain of Shavarath( NoPic
No pic.jpg
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Evil Outsider Devil
Colonel Yagora( view
Colonel Yagora.jpg
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 ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Corrupted Fire Elemental( view
Corrupted Fire Elemental.jpg
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 ♠18Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Elite Barbazu Captain( view
Elite Barbazu Captain.jpg
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 ♠18Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard ♠49Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Elite Barbazu Shock Trooper( view
Elite Barbazu Shock Trooper.jpg
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Evil Outsider Devil
Elite Orthon Shock Trooper( view
Elite Orthon Shock Trooper.jpg
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 ♠18Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♠48Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Fiend-Blood Troglodyte Ranger( view
Fiend-Blood Troglodyte Ranger.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♠22Elite ♥22Epic Hard ♠34Epic Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Batling( view
Fiendish Batling.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥12Hard Magical Beast Bat
Fiendish Dread Bat( view
Fiendish Dread Bat.png
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 ♠15Elite ♠25Epic Elite Magical Beast Bat
Fiendish Lion( view
Fiendish Lion.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥11Hard Magical Beast Lion
Fiendish Monstrous Scorpion( view
Fiendish Monstrous Scorpion.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♠26Epic Elite Magical Beast Scorpion
Fiendish Troglodyte Archer( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Archer.png
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 ♥10Hard Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Scout( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Scout.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Shaman( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Shaman.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥12Hard ♠26Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Skirmisher( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Skirmisher.png
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 ♥10Hard Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Sniper( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Sniper.png
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 ♠17Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Swordsman( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Swordsman.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troglodyte Warrior( view
Fiendish Troglodyte Warrior.png
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 ♥12Hard Reptilian Troglodyte
Fire Bat( view
Fire Bat.png
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 ♥9Hard Magical Beast Bat
Frenzied Bezekira( view
Frenzied Bezekira.jpg
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 ♠17Elite ♠45Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Gish Fire Hands( view
Gish Fire Hands.jpg
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 ♦7Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Gizhiss( view
Gizhiss.jpg
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 ♥13Hard Reptilian Troglodyte
Greater Hell Hound( view
Greater Hell Hound.jpg
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 ♠5Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Hell Fire( view
Hell Fire.jpg
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 ♠20Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard ♠49Epic Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Hell Scorpion( view
Hell Scorpion.png
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 ♥9Hard Magical Beast Scorpion
Infernal Stinger( view
Infernal Stinger.png
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 ♠15Elite Magical Beast Scorpion
Master Stralazar( view
Master Stralazar.jpg
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 ♥13Hard Native Outsider Tiefling
Orthon( view
Orthon.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥12Hard ♠20/29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Tiefling Apprentice( view
Tiefling Apprentice.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Captain( view
Tiefling Captain.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Infiltrator( view
Tiefling Infiltrator.jpg
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 ♦5Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Master Warlock( view
Tiefling Master Warlock.jpg
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 ♠18Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♠46Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Poison Blade( view
Tiefling Poison Blade.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Razor Bow( view
Tiefling Razor Bow.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♠45Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Scout( view
Tiefling Scout.jpg
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variable Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Sniper( view
Tiefling Sniper.png
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 ♥12Hard Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Spellbow( view
Tiefling Spellbow.jpg
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 ♠18Elite ♥30Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Warlock( view
Tiefling Warlock.png
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 ♥12Hard Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Warrior( view
Tiefling Warrior.jpg
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 ♦6Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Wizard( view
Tiefling Wizard.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Turigulon( view
Turigulon.jpg
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 ♦25Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠53Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Vermin Keeper (Bearded Devil)( view
Vermin Keeper.jpg
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 ♠14Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♠48Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Vermin Keeper (Tiefling)( view
Vermin Keeper (Tiefling).jpg
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 ♦4Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Vermin Keeper (Troll)( view
Vermin Keeper (Troll).png
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 ♥11Hard Giant Troll
Warlord Hissyasha( view
Warlord Hissyasha.jpg
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 ♦9Normal Reptilian Troglodyte