VIPs get gold daily dice rolls through October 10th, 2023!

Game mechanicsNewbie guideIn developmentDDO StoreSocial Media

ChallengesClassesCollectablesCraftingEnhancementsEpic DestiniesFavorFeats


Please create an account or log in to build a reputation and unlock more editing privileges, and then visit DDO wiki's IRC Chat/Discord if you need any help!

Extraplanar Palace: The Dragon's Hoard - EPIC

From DDO wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Vaults of the Artificers adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Vaults of the Artificers

(Note: This does NOT mean it requires purchase of anything, you may play with free daily tokens.)
The Spectral Dragon Auraxyllon created this magical palace between the planes to store his vast crystal hoard.

Extraplanar Palace: The Dragon's Hoard - EPIC
Level Range: 21-25
Duration: Fixed time limit
20 minutes
Base XP Range: 4200-?
Takes place in: Extraplanar Palace
Challenge entrance(s) in: House Cannith
Patron: House Cannith
Free to Play: Yes
Group Difficulty: Average
Solo Difficulty: Average
5 Star Difficulty: Average
Extraplanar Palace: The Dragon's Hoard - EPIC map (legend)
Loading screen


Extraplanar Palace: The Dragon's Hoard is one of the challenges added in Update 12.

  • Shows up as "Extraplanar Mining" on the House Cannith map and quest entrance.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!

Star Objectives

  • Reach crystal collection quota of 150
  • Collect 300 Crystals above your quota (Optional)
  • Defeat the Dragon, Auraxyllon (Optional)
  • Allow the Foreman to be killed (Optional)
  • Slay 120 monsters (Optional)

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

Known Traps


Tips and Misc


  • The monsters for this Challenge are meant for very experienced players. You must be level 21 or higher to enter this Challenge.
  • Epic Challenges offer alternate rewards that can upgrade Challenge loot into its Epic version.
  • Though the challenge is called "epic" and offers epic-level rewards. That's about where the comparison to other epic quests stop. Challenges do not feature epic difficulty. Examples: No monsters posses Epic Ward, traps do not deal as much damage as other epic quests, there are no repeat timers, shrines reset, re-entry is allowed (within 3 minutes), epic fragments and tokens do not drop, and other non-epic rules are present. They are essentially Normal difficulty, with some tweaks to make them more challenging.
  • The main technical differences are enemies gain a lot more hitpoints, and deathblock when compared to the lvl20 version of the same challenge.

The Dragons Hoard

  • The Spectral Dragon, Auraxyllon, lurks somewhere inside his extraplanar palace, protecting his vast collection of crystals.
  • Raid the palace with the Kobold Miners Union and extract as many crystals as possible before the time runs out
  • The deeper into the palace you delve, the more crystals you can find – but watch out! Auraxyllon is somewhere in the palace lying in wait for intruders.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Use the Kobold Miners to collect crystals from the Dragon's hoard before time runs out!
  2. Protect your kobold workers from monster attacks and help your kobolds reach the Foreman with their crystal payloads!
  3. Barter crystals with the Time Foreman to extend your time and achieve even better results!

Kobold Miners

  • Lead the Kobold Miners to crystals by laying down Incense Torches to form a path.
    • Tip: Healing Torches work like regular torches, plus they also heal Kobold Miners who are near them.
  • The kobolds will collect crystals and take them back to the Foreman near the entrance.
    • Tip: Barrels increase how many crystals one Kobold can carry. Place Barrels in the torch path and Kobolds will pick them up and equip them. A Kobold with multiple barrels will make his best effort to fill the barrels before returning to the Foreman.
  • Monsters may attack the Kobolds while they’re working, causing the Kobolds to panic and run in circles.
  • Help the Kobolds return to the Foreman to unload their crystals so they can go back to collect more!
    • Tip: Place Teleporters near Kobolds who are loaded with crystals. Kobolds will use Teleporters to instantly travel back to the Foreman.
  • Kobolds drop soulstones when they die, which you can return to the Foreman to resurrect. But note that hiring more Kobolds is cheap, while resurrecting Kobolds is expensive!

The Foreman

  • Help the Kobolds return to the Foreman to unload their crystals so they can go back to collect more!
  • The Foreman can also sell you additional Kobold Miners, Incense Torches, Healing Torches, Barrels, and Teleporters, as well as various useful items from the DDO Store.
  • Monsters may also attack and kill the Foreman. A dead Foreman can’t sell you supplies!
  • Tourist Tonic can be purchased from the DDO Store. It will return you to the Time Foreman instantly.


  • Green crystals are turned in by Kobolds to meet the quota, and increase your score!
  • Purple Crystals are worth 10 of the Green Crystals. But be careful – Purple Crystals tend to explode if left alone for too long.
  • You can use crystals to buy supplies from the Foreman. Remember that this subtracts from your quota.
  • Rooms deeper in the palace tend to have more crystals, but at the risk of encountering the Dragon!

Player Notes

  • Like the other Kobold Mining Union challenges, your Crystal Cove Pirate Hats will buff the Kobolds.
  • Respawning random raiding parties that will focus their attacks on your Kobolds near the foreman, have at least 1 party member guard this area.

Challenge Duration


  • Initial Duration 20 minutes.
  • Can only be increased by a maximum of 1 minute, via the minute of time watch.


  • Ingredient reward: Icon Ingredient CannithChallenge EpicEnchantedArmorFragment.png Epic Enchanted Armor Fragment – ~60% of your total score


Monster Information

Named Monsters

Orange (random spawns):

Red - Devashta (Marilith) will always spawn when quota is met; Dragon always spawns on zone in.:

  • Devashta (Marilith)
  • Auraxyllon (Spectral Dragon)
    • The Lich Malandis once had a chance to spawn in place of Devashta. However, the Lich's AoE spellcasting and magic resistance made him far more powerful than Devashta or even Auraxyllon, and Malandis was eventually retired.

External Links