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Dryad Grove: The Great Tree

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Dryad Grove: The Great Tree
Level Range: 15-30
Duration: Fixed time limit
10 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: The Great Tree map (legend)
Loading screen


In the King's Forest, a section of woods is presided over by the Great Tree - a large magical tree that protects the land. Its grove is under relentless assaults by the Drow.

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 (1400)
  • (Optional) Build up more Life Energy (1750)
  • (Optional) Build up even more Life Energy (2000)
  • (Optional) Defeat the Cay'Vorym Battlemistress
  • (Optional) Defeat the Salamander Berzerker

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

Known Traps


Tips and Misc

  • 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 80 energy, the actual cost of an upgrade is 50 energy.
  • The life trees and defense trees can be restored when destroyed, at the cost of some of your gathered energy.
  • The defense trees can be upgraded to be more resistant, at the cost of some of your gathered energy.
  • Two different levels of Vine Horrors can be purchased at the Great Tree for some of the energy you have gathered.
  • 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 the attacks.
  • 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.
  • This version has Drow Wizards instead of Necromancers.

Challenge Duration

10 minutes


  • Chests: 1 if completed; 2 if all 5 objectives are achieved


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Battle-charged Priestess( view
Battle-charged Priestess.png
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Challenge Level + 3 Elf Drow Elf
Braznioch( view
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Challenge Level + 3 Evil Outsider Salamander
Cay'Vorym Battlemistress( view
Cay'Vorym Battlemistress.png
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Challenge Level + 3 Aberration Drider
Deathjump Spider( view
Deathjump Spider.jpg
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Challenge Level Vermin Spider
Drow Archer( view
Drow Archer.jpg
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Challenge Level Elf Drow Elf
Drow Assassin (Forgotten Realms)( view
Drow Assassin (FR).png
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Challenge Level + 3 Elf Drow Elf
Drow Blademaster( view
Drow Blademaster.png
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Challenge Level + 1 Elf Drow Elf
Drow Master Wizard( view
Drow Master Wizard.png
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Challenge Level + 3 Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warrior (Forgotten Realms)( view
Drow Warrior (FR).png
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Challenge Level Elf Drow Elf
Drow Wizard (Forgotten Realms)( view
Drow Wizard (Underdark).jpg
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Challenge Level Elf Drow Elf
Harrower( view
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Challenge Level Vermin Spider
Priestess of Lolth( view
Priestess of Lolth.jpg
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Challenge Level + 1 Elf Drow Elf

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