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Dryad Grove: Defenseless

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Dryad Grove: Defenseless
Level Range: 15-30
Duration: Fixed time limit
5 minutes
Base XP Range:
Takes place in: Grove of the Great Tree
Challenge entrance(s) in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Free to Play: No
Group Difficulty: Easy
Solo Difficulty: Easy
5 Star Difficulty: Easy
Dryad Grove: Defenseless map (legend)
Loading screen


Drow Necromancers have beset the Great Tree in a secluded dryad grove. Without its Defense Trees, you are the only thing that can keep the grove from destruction.

This challenge is located on the western edge of Eveningstar, northeast of the entrance to The King's Forest

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!

Star Objectives

  • Build up enough Life Energy (625)
  • (Optional) Build up more Life Energy (800)
  • (Optional) Build up even more Life Energy (1000)
  • (Optional) Defeat the Undead Arch-Necromancer
  • (Optional) Defeat the Raised Dragon Knight

Note: You must complete the first star objective to receive experience & rewards from this Challenge.

Known Traps

Tips and Misc

  • The challenge doesn't start until you speak to the Great Tree, giving your party time to get in and buff up.
  • The top left path is the "Western Path", which makes everything on that side the "Western <name>" when the DM calls out attacks or arriving enemies.
  • The middle path is the "Central Path"
  • The Bottom right path is the "Eastern Path"
  • Each life tree generates 1 point of energy, while the Great Tree generates 1 itself, so losing all the life trees will not end the production of energy.
  • The life trees can be upgraded to produce more energy, but at the cost of some of your gathered energy.
  • Despite the dialog saying that the cost for upgrading life trees is 50 energy, the actual cost of an upgrade is 30 energy.
  • The life trees can be restored when destroyed, at the cost of some of your gathered energy.
  • Two different levels of Vine Horror defenders can be purchased at the Great Tree for some of the energy you have gathered.
  • This version has Drow Necromancers and later in the Challenge, Priestesses. They work the same as when you find them in other areas.

Challenge Duration

5 minutes


  • Chests: 1, 2 if you get all 5 stars


Monster Information

Named monsters:

External Links