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Ghost of a Chance (epic)

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Ghost of a Chance (epic) is the 4th quest in the Pirates of the Thunder Sea (epic) 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.
The first four quests can be completed in any order to unlock Precious Cargo.
A Legend Revisited • Old Tomb, New Tenants • Prove Your Worth (epic) • Ghost of a Chance (epic) • Precious Cargo

The brothers Worley discovered a pirate smuggling operation. Now one of them is now dead and the other is imprisoned somewhere within.

Three-Barrel Cove adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Three-Barrel Cove
Ghost of a Chance
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 25
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: Ghost of a Chance
Epic XP:  ♣11,457Solo/Casual ♦19,665Normal ♥20,235Hard ♠20,805Elite
Takes place in: Goldhorn's Repository
Bestowed by: Marteen Worley
NPC contact: Marteen Worley
Quest acquired in: Three-Barrel Cove
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 4
Purchase: Three-Barrel Cove or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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The ghost of Marteen Worley told you the sad tale of his unfortunate demise, and how his brother suffers in his place. Farrier Worley is being held to the far north west shore, near the wreckage of the Rotten Shark. The prison entrance is just south of there, and underwater. Marteen asked you to rescue his brother, and put an end to the evil Pirate Captain Goldhorn.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Free the imprisoned Farrier Worley
  • Speak with Farrier Worley
  • (Failure) Do not allow Farrier Worley to die
  • (Optional) Slay the twin Scrags — Bonus (45%): Epic( ♣5,156 ♦8,849 ♥9,106 ♠9,362 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Blades from the floor, behind the second blue barrier (long hall to the east). Control Panels on both side of the trap, but only one can be used. The Reflex save for this trap is  ♦?Normal ♥?Hard ♠80Elite, and the base damage before PRR and damage reduction are applied is approximately  ♦?Normal ♥?Hard ♠1,600Elite. This trap can hit up to 8 times in a single strike, so be very careful!

Tips and Misc

The four puzzles to save Farrier Worley.
  • Contrary to the overview, the end boss isn't Goldhorn, but instead Major Mal – named after former DDO Live Producer MajorMalphunktion.
  • The cannons don't have trap Control panels to disarm them.
  • In the first alcove (on the right, located due south of the dungeon entrance), there is a pillar with a (locked) lever behind it. This lever can be unlocked (Lock DC); pulling it disables the blade traps for approximately 10 seconds. This is just enough time for a hasted character to pass safely through the trap zone.
  • There are Control Panels before and past the traps.
  • Unlike the heroic version, solving the puzzle doesn't award any extra XP, but it still can kill Farrier; it may, however, be easier than the end fight. And the optional might contain Named items
  • The only shrines are located near to the Scrags' camp.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 27 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 53 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
  • Mischief bonus: 18 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
  • Vandal bonus: 24 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
  • Ransack bonus: 29 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣−0 ♦−0 ♥−0 ♠−0 )
Notes: Conquest may be possible on Reaper difficulty with lots of Reapers (~10)


  • Chests: 3
    • One for slaying the twin Scrags
    • One for saving Worley
    • and either (not both) of ...
  • One for slaying Major Mal (locked until all enemies are killed)
  • One for solving the optional puzzle

NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 67.3
  • 1 month and 3 days
  • BugTime
Devourer's Reaping
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Sickle  24 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ghost of a Chance (epic), Puzzle chest and Major Mal's chest
Kobold Admiral's Tiller
Kobold Admiral's Tiller.png
Buckler shield  24 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ghost of a Chance (epic), Puzzle chest; Three-Barrel Cove (epic), All Rare Encounters
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Cannith Crystal (monster)( view
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5 Construct Inanimate Object
Cannith Sentry( view
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 ♦31Epic Normal ♥35/37Epic Hard ♠70Epic Elite Construct Iron Defender
Gorgon Cannoneer (dwarf)( view
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 ♥32Epic Hard Dwarf Dwarf
Gorgon Cannoneer (human)( view
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 ♥32Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Gorgon Sailor (human)( view
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 ♥28Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Gorgon Sailor (warforged)( view
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 ♥30Epic Hard Living Construct Warforged
Magefire Cannon( view
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 ♥32Epic Hard Construct Animated Object
Major Mal( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠68Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Repair Drone( view
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 ♦31Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠70Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Shazam( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal ♥34Epic Hard Giant Troll
Sniper Drone( view
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 ♦31Epic Normal ♥35/37Epic Hard ♠70Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Spotter Drone( view
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 ♦32Epic Normal ♠36Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Wham( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal ♥34Epic Hard Giant Troll