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Ghosts of Perdition

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Ghosts of Perdition is the 3rd quest in the Litany of The Dead Part 4 (heroic) 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 Litany of the Dead.
Flagging occurs by collecting dedicated items rather than completing these quests.
Desecrated Temple of Vol • Flesh Maker's Laboratory • Ghosts of Perdition • Inferno of the Damned • Litany of the Dead • Ascension Chamber

Powerful planar forces sealed the caves beneath the Tree of Woe in deep layers of ice.

The Necropolis, Part 4 adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Necropolis, Part 4
Ghosts of Perdition
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,703Solo/Casual ♦6,448Normal ♥6,724Hard ♠7,000Elite
Epic XP: Ghosts of Perdition (epic)
Takes place in: Glacial Abyss
Bestowed by: Bittany Devile
NPC contact: Bittany Devile
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 6
Purchase: The Necropolis, Part 4 or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Bittany told you the legend of the Glacial Abyss' guardian. Beneath the Tree of Woe, under the Orchard of the Macabre is the Abyss. You are to explore and seek out the guardian and defeat it. This is essential to gain access to the Black Mausoleum.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Speak to the Wayward Philosophers
  • Descend further into the abyss
  • Reunite the brothers
  • Explore the Glacial Abyss
  • Seek out the Guardian of the Abyss
  • Break the Doomsphere's seals (Destroy 3)
  • Gather your party around the Doomsphere
  • Fight the Doomsphere
  • Speak to the Doomsphere
  • (Optional) Fight off the first wave (Kill 10) — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣592 ♦1,032 ♥1,076 ♠1,120 )
  • (Optional) Fight off the second wave (Kill 15) — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣592 ♦1,032 ♥1,076 ♠1,120 )
  • (Optional) Fight off the third wave (Kill 20) — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣592 ♦1,032 ♥1,076 ♠1,120 )
  • (Optional) Fight off the fourth wave (Kill 25) — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣592 ♦1,032 ♥1,076 ♠1,120 )

What to Expect

  • Collapsible floors
  • Points of no return
  • Overlapping floors
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Monsters that have to be killed almost simultaneously (mandatory: the 2 Wheep brothers)
  • Gather your party before venturing forth

Tips and Misc

  • At the beginning, talk to each of the three Wayward Philosophers to break the first seal.
  • Chill Touch will NOT fear Cholthulzz anymore.
  • The two brothers (boss wheeps) must be killed within 48 seconds of each other; they spawn in separate rooms, cannot be kited towards each other, and have regeneration, which makes soloing difficult.
    • They cannot pass their chamber's doors; if they try, they will return to the center of their room at full health.
  • Cholthulzz is a CR  ♦20Normal ♥23Hard ♠26Elite Undead Beholder (Doomsphere) and takes a while to kill. Since Update 23, he will not cast regular beholder spells such as Anti-magic Cone, Enervation, or Disintegration. Instead, he can apply a minor Damage over Time effect. More dangerous is a ray that does massive Constitution damage (25 points being reported); this can quickly render player characters helpless. See ability damage for ways to cure ability damage. In solo play, without party members to help restore ability damage, attacking Cholthulzz while moving in a tight circle around him may help reduce the chance of his CON drain hitting. Pale Masters in undead form are immune to the CON drain, as are characters under the influence of Cursed Blade of Jack Jibbers. High Spell Resistance reportedly blocks the rays. Spell Absorption does not work.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 33 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣370 ♦645 ♥672 ♠700 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣555 ♦967 ♥1,009 ♠1,050 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣926 ♦1,612 ♥1,681 ♠1,750 )
  • Mischief bonus: 28 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣296 ♦516 ♥538 ♠560 )
Notes: It may be possible to achieve Onslaught or Conquest by killing everything in the four waves.
† Ransack numbers change during adventure. 28 was enough for mischief at end

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide


  • Chests: 2
    • One end chest
    • One chest if all the enemy waves are completed (possible shield piece).
  • Collectables: 4
    • Adventurer's Pack in a pit just before the second dropdown
    • Adventurer's Pack just past Zotisi's chamber
    • Adventurer's Pack in Urogot's chamber
    • Adventurer's Pack just before Cholthulzz's chamber

NPC end rewards

Random item

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Argenti's Armor
Argenti's Armor.png
Full Plate  12 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Ghosts of Perdition, End Chest
Bow of the Elements (Ice)
Bow of the Elements (Ice).png
Long Bow  12 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Ghosts of Perdition, End chest
Fell Rapier of Ice
Fell Rapier of Ice.png
Rapier  12 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Ghosts of Perdition, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 1 month, and 28 days
  • BugTime
Cloak of Ice
Cloak of Ice.png
Cloak  13 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Ghosts of Perdition, end chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 1 month, and 23 days
  • BugTime
Ethereal Bracers
Ethereal Bracers.png
Bracers  13 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Ghosts of Perdition, End Chest
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No longer drops from quest: Icy Raiment. This item now only drops from the Garamol Chest in the The Subterrane - Central.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Argenti( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Undead Spectre
Cholthulzz( view
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 ♦20Normal ♥23Hard ♠26Elite Undead Beholder
Dread Wraith Lord( view
Dread Wraith Lord.png
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 ♦16Normal ♥20Hard ♠25Elite Undead Wraith
Frostmarrow Evoker( view
Frostmarrow Evoker.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Huntsman( view
Frostmarrow Huntsman.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Sellsword( view
Frostmarrow Sellsword.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Undead Skeleton
Frozen Remains of Argenti( view
Frozen Remains of Argenti.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Frozen Remains of Geryon( view
Frozen Remains of Geryon.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Frozen Remains of Phlegyas( view
Frozen Remains of Phlegyas.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Geryon( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Undead Spectre
Gloaming Spirit( view
Gloaming Spirit.png
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 ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Undead Spectre
Greater Ice Mephit( view
Monster Greater Ice Mephit.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite OR Summoned by another mephit:  ♠6Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Greater Shadow( view
Greater Shadow.png
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 ♥14Hard Undead Shadow
Ice Flenser( view
Ice Flenser.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Ice Mephit Warrior( view
Ice Mephit Warrior.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♠34Epic Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Phlegyas( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Undead Spectre
Protector of the Seal( view
Protector of the Seal.png
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Undead Spectre
Undying Centurion( view
Undying Centurion.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard Undead Wight
Undying Goetic( view
Undying Goetic.png
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 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite Undead Wight
Undying Legionnaire( view
Undying Legionnaire.png
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 ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Undead Wight
Urugot the Defender( view
Urugot the Defender.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♠23Elite Undead Wheep
Wheep( view
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 ♦14Normal ♥15Hard ♠19Elite Undead Wheep
Zotisi the Slayer( view
Zotisi the Slayer.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♠23Elite Undead Wheep