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Mimic Hunt

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Get your rewards for slaying mimics!

While the Mimic Hunt event is active, any non-raid chest opened by a character level 3 or higher can spawn a Mimic. This includes even non-loot chests (that hold only quest items, etc.) and champion chests, but not Raid chests. Once the chest is opened, if a mimic appears, you are able to loot the contents of the chest as normal at any time, found where the chest was located (not where the mimic may eventually be killed).

The chance to spawn a mimic starts around 10-15% or so. Each time you don't get a mimic, the chance increases, but whenever you do get a mimic, your chance to get another one decreases.* So the more chests you open, the better your chances. The final average % (without "bait", see below) appears to be between 15-20% or so.

(* Possibly the % resets back down to the starting value - the specifics of the math are unknown at this time.)

Good places to hunt Mimics are quests that have a high number of chests and/or can be completed quickly, such as Haverdasher, Irestone Inlet, The Kobolds' New Ringleader, or Heyton's Rest (the latter only has two loot chests but also includes two chests with generic weapons that can also spawn a Mimic).

Mimic CRs vary by quest level and difficulty, but know that these mimics are much higher CR than the quest itself, and can represent a dangerous challenge every time a chest is opened - if you have not opted for the mimic repellent, be on your guard every time you open a chest!

You can opt out of the event (for chests that you, personally, open) by speaking to Glynereth and getting "mimic repellent". This has no effect on chests opened by other party members. This effect lasts until you speak to her again and have it removed (or possibly just until the end of that event needs verification).

Mimic Hunt is supposed to be a recurring event, returning 3-4 times per year.

Ransacked...

Other changes for 2017:

  • The bank deposit boxes in the quest The Stormreaver Fresco no longer have a chance to produce mimics.
  • Players will no longer get mimics from a chest after looting the chest six times. Similar mechanics like loot ransack. On the seventh (or any later) attempt, the player will get the message "You have looted this chest too often to get a mimic." This is a limit per character, not per account. The six-chest restriction lasts for the length of the Mimic event; it does not reset overnight.
  • Mimics will not appear for a character if they are more than* four levels over the effective quest level (up to six levels over the base quest level, if running on elite or reaper), unless the quest is above level 20.
  • Instant death effects no longer kill mimics.
  • The "Mimic Frenzy" event has been removed.
(* The release notes state "four levels over the quest level." It has been verified that it is actually more than four levels over the quest level. This maximum only applies to the character opening the chest, characters that are over level do not prevent a mimic from being spawned and will still receive a Mimic Token if the Mimic is slain.)


Related items[edit]

Mimic Token
Mimic Bait
  • Icon GoldDoubloonMimic.png Mimic Token - BtA, guaranteed drop per mimic kill, thrown-in style collectable
  • Estore icon mimic bait.jpg Mimic Bait - guarantees that the next chest you open is a mimic, single use
    • Mimic Bait x1: 29 DDO Points from the DDO Store
    • Mimic Bait x5: 129 DDO Points
    • Mimic Bait x10: 195 DDO Points
    • Mimic Bait and Mimic Repellent only apply to the person who has them active, and it must be the person to open the chest

Rewards[edit]

Killing Mimics awards Mimic Tokens, one per mimic killed to each party member. This only applies to event mimics, not to other mimics normally available in quests.

Each item is bought separately; lower ML items are not upgraded/upgradable.

During the event, Mimic Tokens can be turned in to Glynereth the Mimic Hunter, who can be found in the Eberron Hall of Heroes upper level, west side (just south of the banker and auctioneer) and in the Eveningstar Hall of Heroes.

She offers:

Collectable crates, 20 tokens each
Creature companions, 100 tokens each
Consumables, 20 tokens each
New items, 80 tokens each

Indomitable Wrappings (Belt)

Cloak of the Mimic

Necklace of Glib Tongue (grants bonuses to all Charisma skills except UMD)

* Note: The ML 16 and ML 20 versions are identical, except for the ML restriction.


Iterations[edit]

2018

  • 9 November - 18 November
  • 14 June - 20 June
  • 15 March - 21 March
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source on March 19, 2018

The DDO game worlds will be unavailable from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 20th to release a small update to the game. This update corrects an issue with guild chests and the Mimic Hunt, and makes a minor performance update.

The issue with guild chests and the Mimic Hunt was that guild chests were spawning CR 35 Mimics which did not provide a mimic token and made the contents of that chest unavailable for several hours.

2017

  • 27 September - 8 October
Quote:
Originally Posted by (executive producer) Severlin Source on September 28, 2017

I apologize. There was a bug fixed with mimics, but the side effect is that they are using boss scaling which makes them dangerous at low levels since they are scaled like a boss at the end of a dungeon.

We are discussing whether we can patch in adjustments next week.

Sev~

2015

  • 26 February —08 March

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