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Kind of a Big Deal

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Kind of a Big Deal
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 21
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,723Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,070Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,268Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,466Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣9,989Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦17,214Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17,778Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18,342Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Mondo Valley
Bestowed by: Nymue Elethiel
NPC contact: Nymue Elethiel
Quest acquired in: The Twelve
Patron: The Twelve
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Kind of a Big Deal Map.jpg
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Overview

The wizard Nymue Elethiel has lost a magical artifact and requests that you come to her tower to discuss the matter.


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

Objectives

  • Speak to Nymue
  • Seek out Mortigon
  • Enter the nearby Kobold warren
  • Defeat the Kobold patrols
  • Defeat the gargantuan spider
  • Explore deeper into the warren
  • Gather the party near the Artifact
  • Locate Mektek
  • Defeat Mektek and retrieve artifact
  • Speak to Nymue
  • (Optional) Explore the source of the squeaks — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣276 ♦491 ♥523 ♠555 ) Epic( ♣1,598 ♦2,754 ♥2,844 ♠2,935 )

What to Expect

Known Traps

Trap DCs (Epic)

  • 2 Blade Traps before 2nd door. Each box are right after blade.
  • Many Dart Traps at pool. 1 box at center, but only disable traps on that rock.
  • Rolling boulders (4 of them) released by kobold high above, just after the dart room when you pass through a narrow crack. Can be avoided by sending one person in first who stays hard to the right hand wall.
  • After Oversized, those traps will work again and no box.

Tips and Misc

  • You will be under the effects of a Dimensional Anchor after you seek out Mortigon, you will not be able to Dimension Door out of the Kobold warren, nor will you be able to summon creatures via summoning spells.
  • A web will bar your passage into the cave if you do not complete the "Defeat the Kobold patrols" objective. Go back and look for stealthy wolves hiding toward the middle of the clearing near the gate.
  • You can use the second (northeast) shrine twice, even when on hard or elite, once coming in when you are small, and then again going out, after using the artifact, when you are large.
  • If you are doing the explore the source of the squeaks (Ratcher) optional, you must complete it before approaching and using the artifact.
  • During this part, when you come to a door that will not open, use blast or hack to bust the wall / door down.
  • Latecomers who want the end chest must run to the very end (southeast room), use the artifact, then double back on the "alternate" tunnel to the chest. This tunnel partly overlaps the one that led you here.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 114-115 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣345 ♦614 ♥654 ♠693 )
  • Mischief bonus: 14 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣138 ♦246 ♥261 ♠277 )
  • Vandal bonus: 18 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Ransack bonus: 22 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • 1 for Gargantuan Crawler
    • 1 for Ratcher
    • 1 for End Chest
  • Collectables: 5
    • Adventurer's Pack in the valley leading to the kobold warren
    • Adventurer's Pack just before the first door
    • Fungus just before the third door
    • Fungus under the water past the third door
    • Adventurer's Pack near first shrine in the warren
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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  • 9 months and 10 days
Cursed Shard
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Dagger 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Shadowstrike
Shadowstrike.png
Long Bow 6 Bound to AccountIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account: This item is Bound to Account Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 5 days
Muck's Devastation
Muck's Devastation.jpg
Great Club 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Epic Shadowstrike
Epic Shadowstrike.jpg
Long Bow 21 Bound to AccountIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account: This item is Bound to Account Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Muck's Obliteration
Muck's Obliteration.jpg
Great Club 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 10 days
Epic Cursed Shard
Epic Cursed Shard.png
Dagger 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Epic Leather Gloves of the Snake
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Gloves 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
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Leather Gloves of the Snake
Leather Gloves of the Snake.jpg
Gloves 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
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Sapphire Studded Buckles
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Belt 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 26 days
Legendary Sapphire Studded Buckles
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Belt 21 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.
Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Epic Steelweave Shinguards
Epic Steelweave Shinguards.jpg
Boots 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 7 days
Steelweave Shinguards
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Boots 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Boulder(view)
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 ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Inanimate Object
Bruiser(view)
Bruiser.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Kobold
Gargantuan Crawler(view)
Gargantuan Crawler.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠56Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Vermin Spider
Giant Bruiser(view)
Giant Bruiser.jpg
 ♥8/10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Kobold
Giant Skitterer(view)
Giant Skitterer.jpg
 ♥8/10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Animal Rat
Giant Slinger(view)
Giant Slinger.jpg
 ♥8/10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Kobold
Giant Wolf Marauder(view)
Giant Wolf Marauder.jpg
 ♥8/10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Animal Wolf
Mektek(view)
Mektek.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Kobold
Ratcher(view)
Ratcher.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Kobold
Scorcher(view)
Scorcher.png
 ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Fire Outsider Mephit
Shaman(view)
Shaman.png
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Kobold
Skitterer(view)
Skitterer.png
 ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Rat
Slinger(view)
Slinger.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Kobold
Tiny Bruiser(view)
Tiny Bruiser.png
 ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Kobold
Wolf Marauder(view)
Wolf Marauder.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Animal Wolf