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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:  ♣1,723Solo/Casual ♦3,070Normal ♥3,268Hard ♠3,466Elite
Epic XP:  ♣9,989Solo/Casual ♦17,214Normal ♥17,778Hard ♠18,342Elite
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 trap Control panel is right after blade.
  • Many Dart Traps at pool. 1 trap Control panel at center on a small raised rock, but only it disables the traps upon that rock.
  • Rolling boulders (4 of them) released by a kobold high above on a steep rock, just after the dart room when you pass through a narrow crack. It can be avoided by sending one person in first who stays hard to the right-hand wall.
  • After the "Oversized" effects are applied; all those traps - even if previously disabled - will reactivate and function again (and cannot be disarmed).

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 (North-east) 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 (South-east 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
Sapphire Studded Buckles
Sapphire Studded Buckles.png
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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 48.2
  • 10 months and 11 days
  • BugTime
Leather Gloves of the Snake
Leather Gloves of the Snake.png
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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 48.4
  • 7 months and 27 days
  • BugTime
Muck's Devastation
Muck's Devastation.png
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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 48.4.3
  • 7 months and 8 days
  • BugTime
Cursed Shard
Cursed Shard.png
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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 48.4.3
  • 7 months and 4 days
  • BugTime
Shadowstrike
Shadowstrike.png
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Long Bow  6 Bound to AccountIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account: This item is Bound to Account Kind of a Big Deal, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 28 days
  • Corgrind
Steelweave Shinguards
Steelweave Shinguards.png
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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
  • Update 48.2
  • 10 months and 11 days
  • BugTime
Epic Leather Gloves of the Snake
Epic Leather Gloves of the Snake.png
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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 48.2
  • 10 months and 11 days
  • BugTime
Epic Steelweave Shinguards
Epic Steelweave Shinguards.png
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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 48.2
  • 10 months and 11 days
  • BugTime
Epic Sapphire Studded Buckles
Epic Sapphire Studded Buckles.png
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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 48.4
  • 7 months and 27 days
  • BugTime
Muck's Obliteration
Muck's Obliteration.png
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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 48.4.3
  • 7 months and 8 days
  • BugTime
Epic Cursed Shard
Epic Cursed Shard.png
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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 48.4.3
  • 7 months and 4 days
  • BugTime
Epic Shadowstrike
Epic Shadowstrike.png
(edit)
Long Bow  21 Bound to AccountIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account: This item is Bound to Account Kind of a Big Deal, End Chest
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Monsters

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