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Blockade Buster

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Blockade Buster is the 2nd quest in the Attack on Stormreach story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock Siegebreaker.
Assault on Summerfield • Blockade Buster • Undermine • Siegebreaker

Trade is Stormreach's life-blood. With its harbor blockaded the city does not have enough supplies to hold out against a Droaam army.

Attack on Stormreach adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Attack on Stormreach
Blockade Buster
Heroic level: 13
Epic level: 34
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,949Solo/Casual ♦3,400Normal ♥3,550Hard ♠3,700Elite
Epic XP:  ♣10,943Solo/Casual ♦18,667Normal ♥19,095Hard ♠19,522Elite
Takes place in: Stormreach Harbor Blockade
Bestowed by: Graden Wylkes
NPC contact: Graden Wylkes
Quest acquired in: Lordsmarch Palace
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Attack on Stormreach or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Coin Lord Graden Wylkes told you that the Droaam navy has mined Stormreach Harbor. Wylkes wants you to destroy the Droaam's minelaying ships.

To acquire this quest: Go to Lordsmarch Plaza, and speak with Graden Wylkes, who is inside Lordsmarch Palace (which is found at the west end of that area). Then exit south from the Plaza to go back to the Harbor and speak with Mist, a Harbor Pilot who is on a raft just outside the entry to Lordsmarch Plaza. She'll take you out on the water so that you may begin your mission.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Destroy the Droaam minelayer ships - 3 total
  • (Optional) Sink the Droaam fleet without raising an alarm — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣780 ♦1,360 ♥1,420 ♠1,480 ) Legendary( ♣4,377 ♦7,467 ♥7,638 ♠7,809 )
  • (Optional) Assassinate the captain of the Vengeance — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )
  • (Optional) Assassinate the captain of the Bloodlust — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )
  • (Optional) Assassinate the captain of the Carnage — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the Vengeance without alerting its crew — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the Bloodlust without alerting its crew — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the Carnage without alerting its crew — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣390 ♦680 ♥710 ♠740 ) Legendary( ♣2,189 ♦3,733 ♥3,819 ♠3,904 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Ability checks (optional: require Intelligence checks)
  • Randomly placed quest items (mandatory: 3 crests)

Tips and Misc

  • Useful elemental buffs:
    • Normal: acid, electric, fire
    • Archers and Kobolds throw fire or acid attacks.
  • Optional: You need Intelligence:  ♦11Normal ♥18Hard ♠25Elite; to unlock the naval mine bay doors using the Mine Controls panel. Henchmen cannot be used to do this.
  • You need a Crest  to enter the Mine Bay on each ship that can be found either in the galley, the bridge, the Captain's Quarters or the Lower Deck; the Mine Bay can be accessed from the Lower Deck of each ship.
  • Recent updates allow you to enter doors on/in the ships without breaking stealth or invisibility. Discreet Bonus is now possible.
  • The Droaam forces patrolling the decks respawn. The crew below decks does not.
  • The monsters will tend to head towards the alarm bells when they first see you (before the alarm is raised in that area) and when they drop to a certain point in their health. You can use that to your advantage with AoE spells like Blade Barrier and Wall of Fire.
  • Once one ship has exploded, a general alarm is raised aboard each of the other ships.
    • If you have the Trapmaking feat, you can create remote detonators to trigger the naval-mines on each ship.
    • Setting the timer for 15 seconds will probably NOT give you enough time to get clear of the explosion (unless you have Dimension Door – One fighter Henchman can do this).
    • Monsters and breakables left on the ship to "explode" do not count towards the kills/breakables bonuses.
  • The barrels of "The Good Stuff" are explosive.
    • Bash can be found on the Carnage's bridge.
    • Ghol Kaaz can be found in the Vengeance's Captain's Quarters
    • Lobo can be found in the Bloodlust's Captain's Quarters
  • Note that each kobold chief engineer has one special trait, which can make them more difficult for different types of players:
    • Kozad (Bloodlust) has a bit higher Spot skill and AC (confirmed 42 on hard).
    • Krom (Carnage) has higher average damage than other kobolds, reported to be around 10–20 more per attack.
    • Krakkle (Vengeance) can throw both fire and acid.
  • A resurrection and rest shrine are on the raft you use to begin the quest.

It is possible to sneak around in all three ships, without raising any alarm: Sneaking Around in Blockade Buster

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 7 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣136 ♦238 ♥249 ♠259 )
  • Discreet bonus: 12 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣97 ♦170 ♥178 ♠185 )
  • Aggression bonus: 45 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣195 ♦340 ♥355 ♠370 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 60 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣292 ♦510 ♥533 ♠555 )
  • Conquest bonus: 75 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣487 ♦850 ♥888 ♠925 )
  • Mischief bonus: 30 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦272 ♥284 ♠296 )
  • Vandal bonus: 39 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣195 ♦340 ♥355 ♠370 )
  • Ransack bonus: 48 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣292 ♦510 ♥533 ♠555 )

Loot

  • Chests: 5
    • 1 for killing Chief Engineer Krakkle (Kobold Thrower, found in Vengeance's Mine Bay)
    • 1 for killing Chief Engineer Kozad (Kobold Thrower, found in Bloodlust's Mine Bay)
    • 1 for killing Chief Engineer Krom (Kobold Thrower, found in Carnage's Mine Bay)
    • 1 optional for killing Captain Bash (Ogre, found on Carnage's Bridge)
    • 1 for Sinking the Droaam fleet without raising an alarm (Spawns on the raft)
  • Collectables: 15
    • Fungus — on the bottom of the Bloodlust (in the water)Icon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Bookshelf — in the Bloodlust's Captain's QuartersIcon tooltip.pngAdventuring OratorioArchaic LogbookAncient TextTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterScholarly NotesRomantic SonnetSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the Aurum
    • Cabinet — in the Bloodlust's Lower DeckIcon tooltip.pngTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterRomantic SonnetScholarly NotesSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the AurumLightning-Split SoarwoodCeramic BowlLodestoneSinged SoarwoodGlass PhialCharred SoarwoodMoonstoneCrystal DecanterStellar OrbAdventuring OratorioVial of Dragon's Blood InkArchaic LogbookPouch of Bone FragmentsAncient TextBrass Censer
    • Cabinet — in the Bloodlust's Lower DeckIcon tooltip.pngTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterRomantic SonnetScholarly NotesSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the AurumLightning-Split SoarwoodCeramic BowlLodestoneSinged SoarwoodGlass PhialCharred SoarwoodMoonstoneCrystal DecanterStellar OrbAdventuring OratorioVial of Dragon's Blood InkArchaic LogbookPouch of Bone FragmentsAncient TextBrass Censer
    • Mold — in the Bloodlust's Mine BayIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Cabinet — in the Bloodlust's GalleyIcon tooltip.pngTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterRomantic SonnetScholarly NotesSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the AurumLightning-Split SoarwoodCeramic BowlLodestoneSinged SoarwoodGlass PhialCharred SoarwoodMoonstoneCrystal DecanterStellar OrbAdventuring OratorioVial of Dragon's Blood InkArchaic LogbookPouch of Bone FragmentsAncient TextBrass Censer
    • Mushroom — in the Carnage's Captain's QuartersIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Bookshelf — in the Carnage's Lower QuartersIcon tooltip.pngAdventuring OratorioArchaic LogbookAncient TextTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterScholarly NotesRomantic SonnetSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the Aurum
    • Fungus — in the Carnage's Mine BayIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Cabinet — in the Carnage's GalleyIcon tooltip.pngTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterRomantic SonnetScholarly NotesSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the AurumLightning-Split SoarwoodCeramic BowlLodestoneSinged SoarwoodGlass PhialCharred SoarwoodMoonstoneCrystal DecanterStellar OrbAdventuring OratorioVial of Dragon's Blood InkArchaic LogbookPouch of Bone FragmentsAncient TextBrass Censer
    • Fungus — on the bottom of the Vengeance (in the water)Icon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Mold — in the Vengeance's Captain's QuartersIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Cabinet — in the Vengeance's Lower QuartersIcon tooltip.pngTome: History of the HousesHouse-Sealed LetterRomantic SonnetScholarly NotesSilver Flame HymnalTome: Lost Songs of CyreRunic ParchmentTome: Codes of the AurumLightning-Split SoarwoodCeramic BowlLodestoneSinged SoarwoodGlass PhialCharred SoarwoodMoonstoneCrystal DecanterStellar OrbAdventuring OratorioVial of Dragon's Blood InkArchaic LogbookPouch of Bone FragmentsAncient TextBrass Censer
    • Mold — in the Vengeance's Mine BayIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap
    • Fungus — in the Vengeance's GalleyIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodBruised Spore PodSour DarkcapExecutioner BeetleFragrant DrowshoodFlowering Spore PodHeadsman BeetleIntact Spore PodDuskbrood TrumpeterFlowering Hellscap

NPC end rewards

Random item; choose from 4

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 49
  • 2 years, 11 months, and 6 days
  • Stumpy
Wind Howler Bracers
Wind Howler Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  12 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.
Blockade Buster, Engineers' Chests
Brutish Cuirass
Brutish Cuirass.png
(edit)
Full Plate  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Blockade Buster, Bash's Chest
Brutish Cuirass (historic)
Brutish Cuirass.png
(edit)
Full Plate  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Blockade Buster, Bash's Chest
  • Update 61.0.2
  • 8 months and 24 days
  • Ulfo
Legendary Wind Howler Bracers
Legendary Wind Howler Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  31 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.
Blockade Buster, Engineers' Chests
  • Update 65.1
  • 5 months and 12 days
  • Ulfo
Legendary Brutish Cuirass
Legendary Brutish Cuirass.png
(edit)
Full Plate  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Blockade Buster, Bash's Chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Bash( view
Bash.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦38Epic Normal ♥41Epic Hard ♠46Epic Elite Giant Ogre
Droaam Combat Engineer( view
Droaam Combat Engineer.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Droaam Conscript( view
Droaam Conscript.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Orc Half-Orc
Droaam Gnoll Archer( view
Droaam Gnoll Archer.png
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Droaam Infantry( view
Droaam Infantry.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Orc Orc
Droaam Sapper( view
Droaam Sapper.png
 • edit )
 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Droaam Skirmisher( view
Droaam Skirmisher.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Orc Half-Orc
Droaam Vanguard( view
Droaam Vanguard.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Giant Ogre
Droaam Warmage (gnoll)( view
Droaam Warmage (gnoll).jpg
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Droaam Warpriest( view
Droaam Warpriest.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Ghol Kaaz( view
Ghol Kaaz.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦38Epic Normal ♥41Epic Hard ♠46Epic Elite Orc Orc
Kozad( view
Kozad.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦36Epic Normal ♥40Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Krakkle( view
Krakkle.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦36Epic Normal ♥40Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Krom( view
Krom.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦36Epic Normal ♥40Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Lobo the Bloody( view
Lobo the Bloody.png
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦38Epic Normal ♥41Epic Hard ♠46Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll