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Oath of Vengeance

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To get this quest speak to Rudolph van Richten in the Blue Water Inn. This is the first quest given in the Story Arc "Vampire Hunters".

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Oath of Vengeance
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,910Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦5,100Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5,350Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5,600Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣16,843Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦28,785Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥29,497Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠30,209Icon tooltip.pngElite
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


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.

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


  • 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


  • 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 )


  • 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

Oath of Vengeance loot


Name(picture) CR Type Race
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
 ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Spider
Vladimir Horngaard(view)
Vladimir Horngaard.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Spectre
Barovian Bat(view)
Barovian Bat.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Bat
Barovian Creeper(view)
Barovian Creeper.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Vermin Spider
Barovian Gargoyle(view)
Barovian Gargoyle.jpg
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Barovian Rat(view)
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Rat
Forsaken Wraith(view)
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Wraith
Phantom Archer(view)
Phantom Archer.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Spectre
Phantom Warrior(view)
Phantom Warrior.jpg
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Spectre
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Spectre
Twilight Harpy(view)
 ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
Undead Archer(view)
Undead Archer.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Skeleton
Walking Corpse(view)
Walking Corpse.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Zombie

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