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Disciples of Shar is the 1st quest in the Disciples of Shadow story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
These quests can be completed in any order.
Disciples of Shar • Escape Plan • Shadow of a Doubt

The majestic Storm Horns Mountains form Cormyr's border here. The foothills are home to wild animals, fugitives from Cormyr's laws, and worse.

Disciples of Shar
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: None
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,260Solo/Casual ♦3,927Normal ♥4,086Hard ♠4,246Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Storm Horns Foothills
Bestowed by: Abella Toth
NPC contact: Abella Toth
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 6
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Cormyr authorities have learned that a group of Shar worshippers has begun to assemble in the wilderness not too far from Eveningstar. Speak with Abella Toth in Eveningstar or the Wheloon Docks to travel to the Storm Horns Foothills and begin your search.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Locate the Shar Worshippers
  • Capture Dedryk Black
  • Capture disciples of Shar (5 total)
  • Talk to Dedryk Black
  • (Optional) Capture more Disciples (7 total) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣226 ♦393 ♥409 ♠425 )
  • (Optional) Explore the hidden cavern — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣339 ♦589 ♥613 ♠637 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Bear Traps (varies by difficulty)
    •  ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠8Elite just after entering the cave
    •  ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠6Elite in front of secret door
    •  ♦3Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite in the ravine between the two platforms at the final pair of Disciples

Tips and Misc

  • The archer Shar Worshippers use frost bows; bring cold resist.
  • The Disciples of Shar are special mobs – you do not kill them, only beat them down to low HP.
    • They are clerics that can self-heal, making it a little more challenging to get their health low enough to capture. It also means if you leave them alone they will fully recover.
    • They also can cast Death Ward, Mass to give death ward to them and nearly enemies.
    • On higher difficulties in Heroic, they can spam cast Cause wound and alignment spells like Unholy Blight making them very dangerous.
  • To capture a Disciple of Shar, you must first attack them. When they take enough damage (at least 4,000HP worth on Heroic Elite), they'll surrender, stop fighting, and stand there with a stunned symbol overhead. To actually capture them, you must then speak to them.
  • Optional: The Hidden Cavern is behind a trapped secret door on the western side of the cavern map, to the west of the intersection south/southeast of the shrine. There are several (up to 6 on Elite) orange-named mountain lions and a chest; killing the lions unlocks the chest, and opening the chest solves the optional. The lions can be quite challenging for the ill-prepared. You may wish to clear a path to resurrection shrine, which is behind several levered gates, before engaging the beasts.
    • Several Shar Worshippers will spawn near the junction leading to the cavern on your way back out from this chest.
  • There's a point of no return after the final two Shar Disciples.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 33 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣226 ♦393 ♥409 ♠425 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣339 ♦589 ♥613 ♠637 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣565 ♦982 ♥1,022 ♠1,062 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4/8/14 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣226 ♦393 ♥409 ♠425 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 6/10/15 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣452 ♦785 ♥817 ♠849 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 7/14/19 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣678 ♦1,178 ♥1,226 ♠1,274 )
  • Mischief bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣181 ♦314 ♥327 ♠340 )
  • Vandal bonus: 20 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣226 ♦393 ♥409 ♠425 )
  • Ransack bonus: 24 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣339 ♦589 ♥613 ♠637 )
Notes: The amount of enemies seems to increase greatly by difficulty, but kill count bonus amounts are set, so there's no kill count bonus on Normal.
The Traps bonus resets as you pass by trap fields; the numbers listed are if you disable the first/second/third sets.


  • Chests: 3
    • 1 in the hidden cavern for killing all the lions
    • 1 at end for capturing all disciples of Shar
    • 1 at end
  • Collectables: 3
    • Adventurer's Pack in the alcove used for Shar worship, east of the first gate locked by the pair of Disciples
    • Bones near the last lever in the shrine area
    • Bones in the gulley with bear traps before the final two Disciples

NPC end rewards

Standard, random +8 to +10 loot (item enchantment rating, not stat); choose from 10

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 49
  • 3 years and 10 days
  • Corgrind
Guidance of Shar (Level 13)
Guidance of Shar (Level 13).png
Trinket  13 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Disciples of Shar, End chest (Heroic Normal)
  • Update 49
  • 3 years and 10 days
  • Corgrind
Guidance of Shar (Level 14)
Guidance of Shar (Level 14).png
Trinket  14 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Disciples of Shar, End chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 49
  • 3 years and 10 days
  • Corgrind
Guidance of Shar (Level 15)
Guidance of Shar (Level 15).png
Trinket  15 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Disciples of Shar, End chest (Heroic Elite)
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Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Air Mephit Warrior( view
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 ♦14Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦17Epic Normal ♥18Epic Hard Air Outsider Mephit
Dedryk Black( view
Dedryk Black.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Humanoid Human
Disciple of Shar( view
Disciple of Shar.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Humanoid Human
Ice Mephit Warrior( view
Ice Mephit Warrior.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♠34Epic Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Mountain Lion( view
Mountain Lion.jpg
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 ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Animal Lion
Owlbear( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite ♦30Epic Normal ♠34Epic Elite Magical Beast Owlbear
Shar Worshipper (archer)( view
Shar Worshipper (archer).jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Shar Worshipper( view
Shar Worshipper.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦21Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Wolf( view
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 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite Animal Wolf