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Oath of Vengeance

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The undead inhabitants of this crumbling manor are ancient enemies of Strahd. You've come here to return the skull of their former leader - a Silver Dragon named Argynvost.

Mists of Ravenloft adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Mists of Ravenloft
Oath of Vengeance
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,910Solo/Casual ♦5,100Normal ♥5,350Hard ♠5,600Elite
Epic XP:  ♣16,843Solo/Casual ♦28,785Normal ♥29,497Hard ♠30,209Elite
Takes place in: Argynvostholt
Bestowed by: Zigmund Kovalev
NPC contact: Zigmund Kovalev
Quest acquired in: The Land of Barovia
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Map Oath of Vengeance.png
Loading screen

Overview

Zigmund Kovalev, one of the Keepers of the Feather, wants your help returning a Silver Dragon skull to Vladimir Horngaard inside Argynvostholt. There's just one catch: Vladimir and his followers are all Revenants.

Oath of Vengeance is the 1st quest in The Vampire Hunters story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
.
The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock Sealed in Amber.
Oath of Vengeance • A Raven at the Door • Mad Tea Party • Sealed in Amber

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

Objectives

  • Speak with Vladimir Horngaard
  • Open the gate to the upper floor (3 levers)
  • Open Argynvost's mausoleum
  • Find a way to light the beacon
  • (Optional) Read all the documents — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣349 ♦612 ♥642 ♠672 ) Epic( ♣2,021 ♦3,454 ♥3,540 ♠3,625 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Rubyeye — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣582 ♦1,020 ♥1,070 ♠1,120 ) Epic( ♣3,369 ♦5,757 ♥5,899 ♠6,042 )
  • (Optional) Find the Tarnished Key — Bonus (2%): Heroic( ♣58 ♦102 ♥107 ♠112 ) Epic( ♣337 ♦576 ♥590 ♠604 )
  • (Optional) Use the Tarnished Key to open the locked door — Bonus (3%): Heroic( ♣87 ♦153 ♥161 ♠168 ) Epic( ♣505 ♦864 ♥885 ♠906 )

Known Traps

  • Random traps (pressure plates) in empty rooms (north side, far corners) on top floor, en route to Rubyeyes

Tips and Misc

  • Avoid the beacon ray once it is lit - it will cause bodily damage or even kill the character.

Walkthrough

  • Use the 3 levers marked on the map to open the barricade to the stairs to the 2nd floor. Splitting up will make this go much faster as they are far apart. Two of them are in the Mausoleum beneath the stairs, the other is on the ground floor. (Red: Up the middle entry stairs, all the way north, one room west. Yellow: Down the left entry stairs, head northeast. Blue: Down the right entry stairs, go east via south, in the large cathedral room due east, the switch is upstairs.)
  • Talk to Vladimir on the 2nd floor, no matter what you say he will attack you. He will drop a key once killed. You do not need to do anything else on the second floor.
  • Head to the Mausoleum and place the skull there.
  • After placing the skull, arrange the mirrors to hit the relay, then use the stairs nearby to go up and access the beacon area.
  • Kill the boss and solve the tile puzzle while avoiding the trapped tiles to activate the beacon.
Oath of Vengeance Puzzle.jpg

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 94 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣291 ♦510 ♥535 ♠560 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 123 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣437 ♦765 ♥803 ♠840 )
  • Tamper bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣291 ♦510 ♥535 ♠560 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣582 ♦1,020 ♥1,070 ♠1,120 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣873 ♦1,530 ♥1,605 ♠1,680 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣233 ♦408 ♥428 ♠448 )
  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣291 ♦510 ♥535 ♠560 )
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣233 ♦408 ♥428 ♠448 )
  • Vandal bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣291 ♦510 ♥535 ♠560 )
  • Ransack bonus: 26 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣437 ♦765 ♥803 ♠840 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • 1 locked near Southern relay crystal behind secret door
    • 1 in locked room (Use Tarnished Key)
    • 1 for defeating Rubyeyes
    • 1 (final) upstairs in Puzzle Tile room
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.1
  • 1 year, 7 months, and 20 days
  • Pfhoenix
Cursebane Ring
Cursebane Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 45.1
  • 1 year, 7 months, and 8 days
  • Vilhena
Crumbling Gloves
Crumbling Gloves.jpg
(edit)
Gloves  10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, end chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 10 days
  • BugTime
Kindred Pendant
Kindred Pendant.png
(edit)
Necklace  10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 48.4.2
  • 6 months and 13 days
  • BugTime
The Best Defense
The Best Defense.png
(edit)
Large shield  10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 9 days
  • BugTime
Purifying Quiver
Purifying Quiver.png
(edit)
Thin Quiver  10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End Chest
  • Update 48.4.2
  • 6 months and 13 days
  • BugTime
The Legendary Best Defense
The Legendary Best Defense.png
(edit)
Large shield  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 9 days
  • BugTime
Epic Purifying Quiver
Epic Purifying Quiver.png
(edit)
Thin Quiver  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End Chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 20 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Kindred Pendant
Legendary Kindred Pendant.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 18 days
  • Slaet
Legendary Cursebane Ring
Legendary Cursebane Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 3 days
  • Lordoi
Legendary Crumbling Gloves
Legendary Crumbling Gloves.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Oath of Vengeance, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Barovian Bat( view
Barovian Bat.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal Animal Bat
Barovian Creeper( view
Barovian Creeper.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Vermin Spider
Barovian Gargoyle( view
Barovian Gargoyle.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Barovian Rat( view
Barovian Rat.png
 • edit )
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Animal Rat
Forsaken Wraith( view
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Undead Wraith
Phantom Archer( view
Phantom Archer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Spectre
Phantom Warrior( view
Phantom Warrior.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Spectre
Phyrix( view
Phyrix.png
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
Revenant( view
Revenant.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Rubyeyes( view
Rubyeyes.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦34Epic Normal Vermin Spider
Twilight Harpy( view
Twilight Harpy.png
 • edit )
 ♦11Normal ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
Undead Archer( view
Undead Archer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠17Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Vladimir Horngaard( view
Vladimir Horngaard.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Walking Corpse( view
Walking Corpse.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Zombie