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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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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 )

Known Traps

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 (for some time at least).
  • 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 but take the bridge to a nearby tower, featuring a long winding staircase, several air jets that propel you up, and a few forgewraiths to spice it up (inactive at start). Once up, you can do some air-jet-propelled jumping to reach the end fight area. Enter theater from top, clear the opposing forces, and get behind the stage.

Once behind the stage, pull two levers above the stage to open the basement.

In the basement

Drop down, not on the stage but a bit east and head into the basement.

  • If this takes too long, Lucy may come investigating. Kill her.
  • 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 place in advance.

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, simply go up at each opportunity. If going from the quest start (you used dimension door), go through the tower / staircase / air jets. In either case, you will encounter a few forgewraiths to spice up your ascent.

There's an airship at the top of the theater. Defeat several enemies you met in previous quests (some of them might be 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

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
The Shattered Onyx 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
Breaking the Bank 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
Moonrise Bracers 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
Thundershot 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
Wildwood Gauntlets 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
Enigma Core 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
The Legendary Shattered Onyx 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
Legendary Thundershot 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
Legendary Breaking the Bank 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
Legendary Enigma Core 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
Legendary Moonrise Bracers 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
Legendary Wildwood Gauntlets 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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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Gish Helion(view)
Gish Helion.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Irk(view)
Irk (Goblin).jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Rudus Caskrage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Enforcer(view)
Enforcer.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Humanoid Human
Forge Wisp Wraith(view)
Forge Wisp Wraith.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥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
Security Construct(view)
Security Construct.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Construct Animated Object
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
 ♠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
 ♠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

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