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Inferno of the Damned (epic)

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Inferno of the Damned
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 29
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: See Inferno of the Damned
Epic XP:  ♣16,115Solo/Casual ♦27,576Normal ♥28,294Hard ♠29,013Elite
Takes place in: Inferno of the Damned
Bestowed by: Tengir Greathall
NPC contact: Tengir Greathall
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Tengir has heard of an abandoned temple in the heavily forested Northeast region of the Orchard of the Macabre. Several cultists of the Black Abbot were spotted entering the ruins, and Lineya is curious as to what its importance is. She would like you to scout it out and return with a report of what you found. This dungeon takes place in Eberron, and in a near mirror of itself in the Inferno of the Damned. (The Inferno is a hell type of realm.)


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Explore the Inferno of the Damned
  • Find the North Flame Guardian
  • Light the North torches
  • Defeat the North Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Find the North Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Extinguish the North flames
  • (Inferno) Defeat the North Flame Cinderspawn
  • Find the East Flame Guardian
  • Light the East torches
  • Defeat the East Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Find the East Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Extinguish the East Torches
  • (Inferno) Defeat the East Flame Cinderspawn
  • Find the South Flame Guardian
  • Light the South torches
  • Defeat the South Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Find the South Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Extinguish the South flames
  • (Inferno) Defeat the South Flame Cinderspawn
  • Find the West Flame Guardian
  • Light the West flames
  • Defeat the West Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Find the West Flame Guardian
  • (Inferno) Extinguish the West flames
  • (Inferno) Defeat the West Flame Cinderspawn
  • (Inferno) Return to the central chamber
  • (Inferno) Defeat Cinnis

What to Expect

  • Traps (random, some undisarmable)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • All in random hallways
    • Darts
    • Blades
    • Acid

Tips and Misc

In addition to the shrines marked on the heroic map, the epic dungeon has a pair of shrines in the entry room.

A few things to know before you get started:

  • In order to light (in Eberron) and extinguish (in the Inferno) the torches in this quest, you will need access to fire and cold spells.
  • The walkthrough follows the numbering on the third Map above (spilt blue and red background). For example: when you enter you will need to go to #1 on the Eberron map (blue background); After transferring to the Inferno side, refer to the Inferno map (red background) and follow the paths to #2. Green paths indicate you will be moving from the Inferno to Eberron or vice versa, white paths indicate a pathway within a given plane.
  • Breaking a portal will teleport everyone near it to the other side. If you break a portal in Eberron it will teleport to its mirror location in the Inferno, and vice-versa.
  • When killing an Acolyte in Eberron, he will take you with him to the other side in the Inferno. You must strategically kill Acolytes in our realm, to place you in special places in the Inferno, if you are going to get the chests, key and rest shrines.
  • Everything you kill on the Eberron side will have its spirit travel into the Inferno side, where you will need to face its undead counterpart, including the orange-named fire elementals who become orange-named cinderspawn (the big blue creatures). Although the cinderspawn don't look like other undead, they have the Undead type and disruption weapons deal extra damage against them.
  • There are many randomized traps in this dungeon, so a rogue is definitely a benefit here.

The quest will be easier and faster if someone can cast Flesh to Stone and one cast of Dimension Door. Upon entering the dungeon, it is advised to have resistance to fire on everyone, and cold on the melees. Acid and Lightning are beneficial as well. Any other favorite buffs should be done at this point, and then it is time to move out.

This walkthrough will guide you through one of the most efficient routes through The Inferno of the Damned.

  1. The party enters the quest in Eberron. Head west from the central chamber then take the first turning to the left towards #1. On reaching a closed gate, there are priests praying at an altar on the far side. Gather the whole party by the gate and wait until the prayers stop – the party will then gain the attention of the priests, who will stand up and move to attack, opening the door to get to the party. Move inside the room and fight inside it (fighting outside the room prevents the party from accessing a chest later in the quest). Identify the Acolyte of Flame – everyone needs to be standing near him when he dies, to ensure they are transferred to the Inferno side together. This can be achieved by casting Flesh to Stone (or another form of immobilising crowd control) on him, getting everyone to move in close, then killing him. Killing the Acolyte transfers everyone nearby to the Inferno side, inside a room with a locked chest (which can be left for now, as it requires a key that will be found later). The gate can be opened from inside the room.
  2. Leave the chest for now, it requires a key. Leave the room and take a left past the first blue Portal of Benediction. If someone was not transferred when the Acolyte was killed, this portal can be used to allow them to rejoin the rest of the party on the Inferno side. Continue to the far south at #2. There is another blue portal here; Destroy it, to transfer to Eberron.
  3. Follow the path north and east, until reaching the Torch Room at #3. Light (ignite) the torches using a fire based spell (or by using the Fire mephits, as described above) and defeat the summoned flame guardian.
  4. Backtrack to #4. Destroy the red Portal of Damnation to transfer to the Inferno side.
  5. Head north, then turn west, following the path past the portal and the treasure room, to reach an area that drops to a lower level. Drop down and bypass the torches (they are not ready to be extinguished yet), heading north to #5. Use the blue portal to travel back to Eberron.
  6. Head south to #6 and ignite the torches. Defeat the flame guardian.
  7. Backtrack north to #7. Destroy the red portal to travel to the Inferno side.
  8. Backtrack south (again) to the blue torches at #8. Extinguish the torches using a Cold based spell, as listed above (or the Air mephits as described earlier), and defeat the cinderspawn (an undead elemental).
  9. Backtrack north (again) to #9. Destroy the blue portal.
  10. Travel east, bypass the red portal and head north to #10. This room contains a Resurrection Shrine and an Acolyte of Flame. Use the same tactics as at #1 (above). If no one is close enough to be transferred to the Inferno with the Acolyte, the portal to the south can be used to switch to Inferno side and the lever can be used through the bars to open up the gate. On the Inferno side, the room contains a Rest Shrine. Clear the room; loot the chest, shrine up and reset buffs as required.
  11. Head south; past the blue portal, then continue east staying to the left, to reach another drop down point. Drop down, and locate the Secret door on the North Wall (Search, True Seeing, etc.), to access the room at #11. Break the blue portal.
  12. Open the door and head south to ignite the torches at #12. Defeat the flame guardian.
  13. Backtrack north to #13 and break the red portal.
  14. Backtrack south to #14 and extinguish the torches. Defeat the cinderspawn.
  15. Climb up the stone blocks and travel southeast to #15. Break the blue portal.
  16. Clear out the room, being careful not to break the red portal at this point. Once the room is clear, gather the party by the gate on the west. Standing next to the gate, use ranged weapons and/or spells to destroy the red portal: This will not transfer the party to the Inferno, but will get the attention of the enemies behind the gate. When the gate opens, go through the gate and fight on the West side of it, on the path up to #16. There is another Acolyte in this room (same tactics as at #1 and #10). There is a key on the Inferno side for the chest at #1, pick up the key, and move on. (Note: If the person carrying the key dies, it will drop to the floor, so be sure to pick it up if this happens). The gate can be opened from inside the room. Getting the key is purely optional, it is only needed to open a chest at #1
  17. Travel east past the blue portal and move to the south towards #17 (it's #19 on the black map). There is a blue portal at the end of the hall; break the blue portal.
  18. Go northwest to the torch room at #18. Ignite the torches, and defeat the flame guardian.
  19. Travel south until you reach a room with a Resurrection Shrine at #19 (it's 21 on the black map). There is another Acolyte in this room (same tactics as at #1, #10 and #16). There is a Rest Shrine on the Inferno side (shrine and rebuff as required). The gate to the north-east can be opened from inside the room. Any of the party who were not transported to the Inferno when the Acolyte died can travel north-east to the nearest red portal to transfer, then head back to the Shrine Room.
  20. Head north-west from the Shrine Room. Loot the chest, then drop down to #20. Extinguish the torches and defeat the cinderspawn.
  21. Head north to the central chamber then east to #21. Extinguish the blue torches and defeat the cinderspawn. This is the last guardian; defeating it, allows for Cinnis, the end boss to spawn.
  22. Backtrack to the central chamber at #22. Cinnis the Cinderspawn will climb up from the ground. Defeat him (cold does extra damage, heal spells work nicely, fire heals him fast) and loot the end chest, but do not recall yet. There is still the locked chest to go and loot.
  23. If you have Dimension Door, use it to return to the entrance (Eberron side). Travel west and south-west, to the red Portal at #23, then break it.
    If you do not have Dimension Door, head north then go right (north-east) at the split. Drop down and continue east until reaching the blue portal at #15 (next to where the key was picked up). Break the portal to head back to Eberron, then travel back to the central chamber. Travel west and south-west, to the red Portal at #23, then break it.
  24. Travel north-east to the treasure room at #24 and use the key (from #16) to loot chest at. This chest is where Shield Fragments have a chance to drop.

Congratulations, the quest is now complete! Head back to the Necropolis to turn in and collect the end reward.
Alternative Method for Parties without Dimension Door

  1. Instead of heading West to #1, start by heading north, then north-east, then south-east to the red portal near #16. Destroy the portal as described in Step 16 above, and go through the door. Kill the Acolyte of Flame (as described in Step 1 and Step 16 above). After transfer to the Inferno side, pick up the key and open the gate.
  2. Break the blue portal at #15 to get back to Eberron
  3. Backtrack from the portal north-west, south-west then south to return to the central chamber
  4. Follow the walkthrough above from Step 1 onwards, with the following differences:
    1. The chest in Step 1 can be opened, as the key has already been located.
    2. Steps 15 and 16 can be bypassed as they have already been completed. Proceed directly to Step 17.
    3. Steps 23 and 24 can be omitted as the chest has already been accessed.
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Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 63 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Onslaught bonus: 81 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Conquest bonus: 103 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 52 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 68 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 92 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.

Loot

  • Chests: 4 Total:
    • 3 chests on the Inferno side
    • 1 chest on the Inferno side that can be opened by key only (Contains chance at shield fragments)
  • NPC rewards: Random item

Named Chest Drop

All items are ML 27 and Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire.

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Epic Glimpse of the Soul
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Goggles  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
Epic Inferno Bracers
Epic Inferno Bracers.png
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Bracers  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
Epic Seraphim
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Helm  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 1 year, 11 months, and 3 days
  • BugTime
Mythic Seraphim
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Helm  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 7 days
  • BugTime
Epic Chord of Reprisals
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Belt  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 7 days
  • BugTime
Epic Emerald Guard
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Full Plate  27 Bound to Account on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire
This is an Exclusive item. You may only carry one at a time.
Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 1 day
  • BugTime
Silver Lining
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Small shield  27 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Inferno of the Damned (epic), End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Acolyte of Flame (Human)( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard Humanoid Human
Blood of Vol Follower( view
Blood of Vol Follower.png
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 ♦32Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Blood of Vol Priestess( view
Blood of Vol Priestess.jpg
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 ♦39Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Cinnis( view
Cinnis.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♠80Epic Elite Undead Fire Elemental
East Flame Guardian (Cinderspawn)( view
East Flame Guardian (cinderspawn).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Undead Fire Elemental
East Flame Guardian (Fire Elemental)( view
East Flame Guardian (elemental).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Elder Quell( view
Elder Quell.png
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 ♦16Normal ♦28Epic Normal ♠70Epic Elite Undead Quell
Emerald Claw Arcanist( view
Emerald Claw Arcanist.png
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 ♦14Normal ♦33Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Emerald Claw Scourge( view
Emerald Claw Scourge.png
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 ♦14Normal ♦33Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Emerald Claw Sentry( view
Emerald Claw Sentry.png
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 ♦14Normal ♦33Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Harrowed Wheep( view
Harrowed Wheep.png
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 ♦28Epic Normal ♠70Epic Elite Undead Wheep
Lich Lord( view
Lich Lord.png
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Undead Lich
Mummy Vizier( view
Mummy Vizier.png
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 ♦29Epic Normal Undead Mummy
North Flame Guardian (Cinderspawn)( view
North Flame Guardian (cinderspawn).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Undead Fire Elemental
North Flame Guardian (Fire Elemental)( view
North Flame Guardian (elemental).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Portal of Benediction( view
Portal of Benediction.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Portal of Damnation( view
Portal of Damnation.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Reanimated Corpse( view
Reanimated Corpse.jpg
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 ♦31Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠70Epic Elite Undead Zombie
Riftborn Air Elemental( view
Riftborn Air Elemental.png
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 ♦14Normal ♦29Epic Normal Elemental Air Elemental
Riftborn Magma Brute( view
Riftborn Magma Brute.png
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 ♦14Normal ♦29Epic Normal Elemental Earth Elemental
South Flame Guardian (Cinderspawn)( view
South Flame Guardian (cinderspawn).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Undead Fire Elemental
South Flame Guardian (Fire Elemental)( view
South Flame Guardian (elemental).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Vampiric Blood of Vol Knight( view
Vampiric Blood of Vol Knight.png
 • edit )
 ♦33Epic Normal Undead Vampire
West Flame Guardian (Cinderspawn)( view
West Flame Guardian (cinderspawn).jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Undead Fire Elemental
West Flame Guardian (Fire Elemental)( view
West Flame Guardian (elemental).jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Elemental Fire Elemental

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