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Gianthold Tor

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Gianthold Tor is the 4th quest in The Ruins of Gianthold 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 three quests can be completed in any order to unlock Gianthold Tor.
Madstone Crater • The Prison of the Planes • A Cabal for One • Gianthold Tor • The Reaver's Fate

Within the great stone walls of Gianthold Tor lies the Stormreaver and his 3 renegade dragons.

Ruins of Gianthold adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Ruins of Gianthold
Gianthold Tor
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,650Solo/Casual ♦6,356Normal ♥6,628Hard ♠6,900Elite
Epic XP: Return to Gianthold Tor
Takes place in: Gianthold Tor
Bestowed by: Crag
NPC contact: Crag
Quest acquired in: Gianthold
Patron: Agents of Argonnessen
Base favor: 7
Purchase: Ruins of Gianthold or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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The same magic that maddened the giants may be doing worse inside Gianthold Tor - Crag fears they may be preparing some deadly and potent spell. Enter the Tor and learn the truth.

Completing this quest regularly (see chain) flags for The Reaver's Fate raid.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Locate the gateways to the dragons
  • Find and Speak to Snutch
  • Secure the gatehouses
  • Learn what is truly going on inside the Tor
  • Destroy the crystals (2)
  • Slay the Portal Master
  • (Optional) Defeat the white dragon and the giant champion — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the blue dragon and the giant champion — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the black dragon and the giant champion — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣1,095 ♦1,907 ♥1,988 ♠2,070 )

What to Expect

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Optional: Monsters that have to be killed almost simultaneously (optional: 3 pairs of monsters consisting of 1 giant and 1 dragon each)
  • Optional: Sonic traps going up the stairs to north side (leading to blue dragon) can be disarmed, but are one-shot only.

Tips and Misc

Be sure to prepare well before entering the circle at the entry, the opening battle is a long one.

Useful buffs:

Keep an eye out for the "secret passages" hidden in the walls (shown as portals on the map on this page, but not shown in-game). They lead to an early shrine and past sealed doors to continue the quest.

A simple completion of this quest (minus dragon optionals) is to...

1) Defeat the waves of hill giants and fire giants entering through the various gates.
2) When the entry fight is over and the door opens, go north to the short hall, and go west (left) and activate the rune in the Bezekira room that brings down the fire wall barriers (SW corner, near 1st shrine). Then return to the first hall and continue east (right), then north.
3) 3 giants guard a glowing area; find and enter the rubble pile (titled "Hidden Passage") on the left and talk to Snutch the kobold to learn about the other hidden passages to get around the gatehouse doors.
  • There is also a shrine in the hidden area.
4) From there, travel a short ways west and a very short distance east to find two Hidden Passages that lead to the east and west gatehouse levers; these open the gate to the central chamber (the nearby stone faces turn green when the levers are the correct position). A strong party can split for these objectives.
5) About half-way between the levers the gate opens to go further north to the central chamber and "kill" the 2 pillars, Effigy of Soul and Effigy of Body.
6) Kill the red named fire giant boss, Caraduhn (guarded by giant skeletons and Jariliths)

The main portion of the quest ends once you've slain the Portal Keeper, Caraduhn, and characters can finish at that point if they wish.

  • Make sure you wait for his comments before you break each shrine, because he occasionally won't become hostile if you break shrines immediately without waiting for him to respond.

Optional: Dragon + Giant Champion pairs:

  • The dragons and their giant champions are optional and are purple-named. You can choose to do one, two, or three (or none). They are much tougher than the main part of the quest; if you had any trouble with the giants, you might find yourself outmatched if you attempt to challenge the dragons on Hard/Elite.
  • The 3 gatehouse levers do not need to be pulled simultaneously, but you need to pull more than one to make any work. Together, they open all 3 gates to the 3 dragons:
  • West – White (cold)
  • North – Blue (electric)
  • East – Black (acid)

Useful buffs:

as for the above quest, plus...
  • White dragon: Cold
  • also Freedom of Movement (or other "move on any surface" effect), vs. the ice surrounding the dragon
  • Blue dragon: Electricity
  • also Sonic (for traps)
  • Black dragon: Acid

Each area has 2 final Levers or Runes which must be activated to lower the final barrier to the portal to the main fight. This portal will have a rune of its own which allows entrance, and also triggers some guardians. Defeating these guardians reveals a shrine, for use now or after the fight (as you return here); however there will be another shrine at the end of the end fight with the dragon & giant.

  • There is a lockout - anyone who wants a dragon chest needs to enter before the fight finishes, or the portal in will disappear.
  • Gianthold Tor - Ancient Tablet.jpg
    In order to defeat the dragon and the giant, you must kill both of them at the same time (within about 8 seconds) or the dead one will revive with full Health and any debuffs will disappear.

Historical: Until until Update 17 (when the requirement was removed), nine of each Ancient Relics (Dragon, Elven and Giant) were needed to gain access to Gianthold Tor and The Reaver's Fate.

Kill bonus:

  • In order to get a kill bonus, you'll need to get extra kills in before defeating the Portal Keeper at the end. The Portal Keeper summons endless waves of mobs as long as he is alive. He'll remain non-aggressive as long as at least one of the statues remains standing.
    • Destroying one of the two statues will cause an additional wave of enemies to spawn, speeding up the process.
    • On heroic difficulties, the statues and the Portal Keeper have very low HP. Be mindful of this so that you don't accidentally one-shot them before you get enough kills.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 165 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣365 ♦636 ♥663 ♠690 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 216 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣548 ♦953 ♥994 ♠1,035 )
  • Conquest bonus: 263 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣913 ♦1,589 ♥1,657 ♠1,725 )


Named Chest Drop

Black Dragon (east)

Blue Dragon (center)

White Dragon (west)


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Ancient Warrior( view
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Undead Skeleton
Ancient Wizard( view
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Undead Skeleton
Arzag-Khor Loremaster( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Arzag-Khor Shaman( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Blackheart Oracle( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Troll
Blackheart Warmonger( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠61Epic Elite Giant Troll
Blaze ar'Rhind( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥21Hard ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Caraduhn( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard Giant Giant
Cloven-Jaw Scout( view
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Veteran( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥28Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Warlord( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥29Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Copper Concord Bard( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Effigy of Body( view
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Effigy of Soul( view
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0.00 Construct Inanimate Object
Elder Earth Elemental( view
Elder Earth Elemental.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Forsworn Aspirant( view
Forsworn Aspirant.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Hero( view
Forsworn Hero.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Liege-Lord( view
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 ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Forsworn Mystic( view
Forsworn Mystic.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Giant Savage( view
Giant Savage.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Giant
Gold Concord Cleric( view
Gold Concord Cleric.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥29Epic Hard Dwarf Dwarf
Gold Concord Fighter( view
Gold Concord Fighter.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Gold Concord Wizard( view
Gold Concord Wizard.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥29Epic Hard Dwarf Dwarf
Grundaussir( view
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 ♦20Normal ♥21Hard ♠25Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon White Dragon
Hill Giant( view
Hill Giant.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Giant Giant
Jarilith( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Jorgundal ar'Grund( view
Jorgundal ar'Grund.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Madstone Defender( view
Madstone Defender.png
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 ♥16Hard ♥28Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Madstone Sentry( view
Madstone Sentry.png
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 ♥19Hard ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Nimbus ar'Yorg( view
Nimbus ar'Yorg.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Giant Giant
Rhindvutha( view
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 ♦20Normal ♥22Hard ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon Black Dragon
Runetusk Berserker( view
Runetusk Berserker.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠61Epic Elite Giant Ogre
Runetusk Brawler( view
Runetusk Brawler.jpg
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 ♦12Normal Giant Ogre
Runetusk Ranger( view
Runetusk Ranger.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Giant Ogre
Runetusk Scout( view
Runetusk Scout.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard Giant Ogre
Silver Concord Fighter( view
Silver Concord Fighter.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Stormsworn Berserker( view
Stormsworn Berserker.jpg
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 ♥18Hard Giant Giant
Stormsworn Earthcaller( view
Stormsworn Earthcaller.jpg
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 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant
Stormsworn Pyromancer( view
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 ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Giant Giant
Stormsworn Sky Knight( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Giant Giant
Stormsworn Spellbinder( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant
Windlasher Elementalist( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Pack Lord( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Ripper( view
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Runner( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Soul Howler( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Wyrm Cult Bone-Knitter( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥29Epic Hard Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Eviscerator( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥30Epic Hard Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch( view
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Impaler( view
Wyrm Cult Impaler.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Orc Orc
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer( view
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥27Epic Hard Orc Orc
Yorgulhar( view
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 ♦20Normal ♥21Hard ♠24Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Dragon Blue Dragon
Zakya Cult Archer( view
Zakya Cult Archer.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Zakya Cultist( view
Zakya Cultist.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Zakya Rakshasa Lord( view
Zakya Rakshasa Lord.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Rakshasa
Zakya Rakshasa( view
Zakya Rakshasa.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Rakshasa