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Legendary Tempest's Spine

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The mountains of Tempest's Spine are home to a storm giant, Sor'jek the Summoner. He does not take kindly to unexpected guests.

Legendary Tempest's Spine
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Tier 2 end game raidIcon tooltip.pngTier 2 end game raid:
  • ML:27 raid loot.
  • Drops +7 ability tomes.
Duration: very long
Heroic XP: See Tempest's Spine
Epic XP:  ♦43,285Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥44,334Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠45,383Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Tempest's Spine
Bestowed by: Dagobard Kell
NPC contact: Dagobard Kell
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 11
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
M tempest's spine outdoor area.png
M tempest's spine.png
M puzzle tempest's spine.png


Sor'jek Incanni is seeking to create an army of Giants and other creatures, promising to return the Giants to the glory days of the Stormreaver. Travel to Tempest's Spine and stop the Storm Giant's plans.

Note: unlike the heroic version, this one has 3 days raid lockout timer. No flagging is required.

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


  • Defeat the storm giant summoner, Sor'jek Incanni
  • (Optional) Purge the Mountaintop of foes (30 total) — Bonus (20%): Epic( ♦8,657 ♥8,867 ♠9,077 )
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune in the Lair of Fire and Ice — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune hidden in The Flooded Tunnel — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune in the Bridge to the Inevitable — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Kill Ranger A'tchkar — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Kill Wizard Llyndarus — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Kill Sorcerer Vyikkus — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )
  • (Optional) Kill Zerisenz — Bonus (10%): Epic( ♦4,329 ♥4,433 ♠4,538 )

What to Expect

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spinning Blades
  • Fire
  • Spikes (Rune that opens the dark barrier after defeating A'tchkar)
  • Acid (Bridge to Inevitable)
  • Poison (Bridge to the Inevitable)

Tips and Misc

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 168 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.


  • Chests: Nine minimum, thirteen possible
    • Two in the lair of Fire and Ice.
    • One just before underwater swim for killing Clay Golem.
    • One for killing a Clay Golem in a pocket to the right of the underwater swim.
    • One to the left side of the first Beholder encounter for killing the Clay Golem.
    • One near the shrine for killing the first Beholder.
    • One near resurrection shrine for killing the Inevitable.
    • Two after slaying Sor'jek Incanni for completion of the quest. (Only one chest drops Tempest Runes and raid loot)
    • Four possible red-named bosses that can spawn a chest each.
  • Tempest Rune drop rates -  ♦25-75Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥50-100Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠-100-200Icon tooltip.pngElite
  • NPC rewards: Standard, no 20th list mechanic

Named Chest Drop

All items are Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire and ML 29.

See also: Alternate view for Armor and shield


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Sor'jek Incanni(view)
Sor'jek Incanni.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥18Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠66Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Giant
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠61Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Elf Drow Elf
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elf Drow Elf
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elf Drow Elf
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦20Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠66Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Aberration Beholder
Blackbone Marksman(view)
Blackbone Marksman.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Clay Golem(view)
Clay Golem.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Golem
Drow Assassin(view)
Drow Assassin.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Barbarian Shaman(view)
Drow Barbarian Shaman.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Blackguard(view)
Drow Blackguard.jpg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Captain(view)
Drow Captain.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Death Priest(view)
Drow Death Priest.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Fighter/Wizard(view)
Drow Fighter Wizard.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Necromancer (Eberron)(view)
Drow Necromancer (Eberron).jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Paladin(view)
Drow Paladin.jpg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Prophet(view)
Drow Prophet.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Scorpion Cleric(view)
Drow Scorpion Cleric.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Scorpion Wizard(view)
Drow Scorpion Wizard.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Scorpion(view)
Drow Scorpion.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Enraged Rust Monster(view)
Enraged Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Fire Giant Slayer(view)
Fire Giant Slayer.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠22Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Greater Fire Elemental(view)
Greater Fire Elemental.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Fire Elemental
Greater Ice Mephit(view)
Monster Greater Ice Mephit.jpeg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Air Outsider Mephit
Hill Giant Soothsayer(view)
Hill Giant Soothsayer.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal Giant Giant
Huge Rust Monster(view)
Huge Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Ice Flenser(view)
Ice Flenser.png
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠22Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Construct Golem
Iron Golem(view)
Iron Golem.jpg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Golem
Large Rust Monster(view)
Large Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Mephit of Fernia(view)
Mephit of Fernia.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Fire Outsider Mephit
Mephit of Risia(view)
Mephit of Risia.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Air Outsider Mephit
Thaarak Hound(view)
Thaarak Hound.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠44Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound

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