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Reach for the Sky

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Lucian Vaunt is giving a speech at the theater up in Skyway. This gives you the perfect opportunity to steal back the Stormreach Beacon. Take the lift to Skyway Odeum and find a way into the theater.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Masterminds of Sharn
Reach for the Sky
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣5,071Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦8,800Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9,148Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9,496Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣23,974Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦40,948Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥41,940Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠42,932Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Skyway Odeum*
Bestowed by: Jix Boromar
NPC contact: Jix Boromar
Quest acquired in: Sharn - Clifftop Tower District
Patron: Sharn City Council
Base favor: 7
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Lucian Vaunt is making a last-ditch attempt to raise money by holding a gala at a theater in Skyway, Sharn's most exclusive district. To protect himself from vengeful Forgewraiths, Vaunt has brought the Stormreach Beacon with him. This will be the perfect opportunity to steal back the Beacon and return it to Xen'drik.


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

Objectives

  • Enter the theater building.
  • Attend Vaunt's presentation.
  • Get under the stage.
  • Bring the beacon to the airship upstairs, behind the theater.
  • (Optional) Take Lucy out — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣1,014 ♦1,760 ♥1,830 ♠1,899 ) Epic( ♣4,795 ♦8,190 ♥8,388 ♠8,586 )
  • (Optional) Smash theater props and make Vaunt pay for it — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣1,521 ♦2,640 ♥2,744 ♠2,849 ) Epic( ♣7,192 ♦12,284 ♥12,582 ♠12,880 )
  • (Optional) Defeat all forge wraiths — Bonus (50%): Heroic( ♣2,536 ♦4,400 ♥4,574 ♠4,748 ) Epic( ♣11,987 ♦20,474 ♥20,970 ♠21,466 )

Tips and Misc

This can be a long and confusing quest, but once you learn it and focus on the objectives, it can be run quite fast. Some tips:

Molin Kaine

Talk to Molin Kaine near the right door to the hall. He can help you in one of the following ways:

  • Backstage: If you decide to go through the backstage, he will follow you around for a while, and Vaunt staff in many rooms won't attack you, at least for now.
  • Detain: Molin will arrest some of the named enemies, making the end fight easier/faster.
To the basement

You have two options how to reach the beacon, which is in the basement behind the stage.

  • Through the backstage: From Molin, go west, north, east, behind the stage.
  • Don't enter the theater, or else retrace your steps after talking to Molin. Take the bridge to a nearby tower, featuring a long winding staircase, several reverse gravity wells to speed up your trip, and a few forgewraiths to spice it up (inactive at start). Once up, use some more gravity wells to reach the end fight area. Buff up, enter theater from top, clear the opposing forces, and get behind the stage.

Once behind the stage (or on your way down from the roof), pull two levers on higher floors to open the basement.

There is a frightened "stagehand" above backstage to the west. Speak to him to advance the quest.

Drop down, not on the stage but a bit east. Wait around until Lucy is ready to be killed. The door to the basement will then open. Go forth.

  • If you fall onto / enter the stage, Lucian calls security and you are teleported to a prison cell far west. Bad idea unless you cleared that area in advance.
In the basement

Kill enemies in the basement. Break glass under the stage. Kill the final defenders around the beacon. You can now pick up the beacon; this will awaken a bunch of forgewraiths in the whole theater; unless...

You have two options how to proceed:

  • The old-fashioned way: Grab the beacon, kill everything that moves.
  • If you have access to Dimension Door, using it just before you pick up the beacon can save you some fighting. Do it before you bring down the forcefield – after you have brought down the forcefield there is a teleport lock.
To the end fight

You need to get above the theater.

  • If going from the stage, start by crossing to the west side of the stage (it is now safe) and head up, continuing up at each opportunity.
  • If going from the quest start (you used Dimension Door), go through the tower / staircase / gravity wells.

In either case, you will encounter a few newly awakened forgewraiths to make your ascent more interesting.

There's an airship at the top of the theater. Defeat several enemies you met in previous quests (some might have been detained by Molin if you chose that option). Defeating the last enemy on the ship concludes the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: < 130 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣507 ♦880 ♥915 ♠950 )
  • Onslaught bonus: < 145 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣761 ♦1,320 ♥1,372 ♠1,424 )
  • Mischief bonus: 62 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣406 ♦704 ♥732 ♠760 )
  • Vandal bonus: 80 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣507 ♦880 ♥915 ♠950 )
  • Ransack bonus: 100 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣761 ♦1,320 ♥1,372 ♠1,424 )

Loot

  • Chests: two
  • one end chest
  • one behind locked door in staircase
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Legendary Enigma Core
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Docent 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Thundershot
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Repeating Heavy Crossbow 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End chest
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Thundershot
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Repeating Heavy Crossbow 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End chest
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Enigma Core
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Docent 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Breaking the Bank
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Rune Arm 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End Chest
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Breaking the Bank
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Rune Arm 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Moonrise Bracers
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Bracers 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Wildwood Gauntlets
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Gloves 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, end chest
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Moonrise Bracers
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Bracers 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End chest
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Wildwood Gauntlets
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Gloves 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, end chest
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The Shattered Onyx
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Ring 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End chest
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The Legendary Shattered Onyx
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Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Reach for the Sky, End chest
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Name(picture) CR Type Race
Arcanist(view)
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 ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Enforcer(view)
Enforcer.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Exorcist(view)
Exorcist.png
 ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Elf
Forge Wisp Wraith(view)
Forge Wisp Wraith.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Wraith
Forgewraith(view)
Forgewraith.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥18Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠59Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Wraith
Gish Helion(view)
Gish Helion.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Guardian(view)
Guardian.png
 ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Construct Golem
Helma Omenbus(view)
Helma Omenbus.png
 ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Gnome Gnome
Irk(view)
Irk (Goblin).jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Lucy(view)
Lucy.png
 ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Giant Troll
New and Improved Guardian(view)
New and Improved Guardian.png
 ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Construct Golem
Qaspiel Mistwalker(view)
Qaspiel Mistwalker.png
 ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Angel
Rudus Caskrage(view)
Rudus Caskrage.png
 ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Security Canine(view)
Security Canine.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Iron Defender
Security Construct(view)
Security Construct.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Animated Object
Tampered Guardian(view)
Tampered Guardian.png
 ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Construct Golem
Technician (monster)(view)
Technician (monster).jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Dwarf Dwarf
Vaunt Arcanist(view)
Vaunt Archanist.jpg
 ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Bulwark(view)
Vaunt Bulwark.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠59Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Guard(view)
Vaunt Guard.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Healer(view)
Vaunt Healer.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Patrol(view)
Vaunt Patrol.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Zulkis Crowspire(view)
Zulkis Crowspire.png
 ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling