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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.

Masterminds of Sharn adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Masterminds of Sharn
Reach for the Sky
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣5,071Solo/Casual ♦8,800Normal ♥9,148Hard ♠9,496Elite
Epic XP:  ♣23,974Solo/Casual ♦40,948Normal ♥41,940Hard ♠42,932Elite
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). The unconscious Ship's 'Captain Margon <Seen Better Days>' will help fight the Bosses alongside you, if you click her dialogue box, and succeed with a Heal roll check. 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
Moonrise Bracers
Moonrise Bracers.png
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
Wildwood Gauntlets
Wildwood Gauntlets.png
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
  • Update 44.1
  • 1 year, 4 months, and 6 days
  • Seljuck
The Shattered Onyx
The Shattered Onyx.png
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
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Enigma Core
Enigma Core.png
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
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Breaking the Bank
Breaking the Bank.png
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
Thundershot
Thundershot.png
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
Legendary Moonrise Bracers
Legendary Moonrise Bracers.png
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
Legendary Wildwood Gauntlets.png
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
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Enigma Core
Legendary Enigma Core.png
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
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
The Legendary Shattered Onyx
The Legendary Shattered Onyx.png
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
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Breaking the Bank
Legendary Breaking the Bank.png
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 Thundershot
Legendary Thundershot.png
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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Name(picture) CR Type Race
Arcanist(view)
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 ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Enforcer(view)
Enforcer.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Exorcist(view)
Exorcist.png
 ♠24Elite Elf Elf
Forge Artificer Wraith(view)
Forge Artificer Wraith.png
 ♥22Hard Undead Wraith
Forge Wisp Wraith(view)
Forge Wisp Wraith.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠19Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Undead Wraith
Forgewraith(view)
Forgewraith.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠59Epic Elite Undead Wraith
Gish Helion(view)
Gish Helion.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♠63Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Guardian(view)
Guardian.png
 ♥21Hard ♠25Elite ♦34Epic Normal Construct Golem
Helma Omenbus(view)
Helma Omenbus.png
 ♦35Epic Normal Gnome Gnome
Irk(view)
Irk (Goblin).jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♠63Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Lucy(view)
Lucy.png
 ♠25Elite ♦34Epic Normal Giant Troll
New and Improved Guardian(view)
New and Improved Guardian.png
 ♥21Hard ♠25Elite ♦34Epic Normal Construct Golem
Qaspiel Mistwalker(view)
Qaspiel Mistwalker.png
 ♦35Epic Normal Evil Outsider Angel
Rudus Caskrage(view)
Rudus Caskrage.png
 ♥22Hard ♦35Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Security Canine(view)
Security Canine.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Construct Iron Defender
Security Construct(view)
Security Construct.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Tampered Guardian(view)
Tampered Guardian.png
 ♥21Hard ♠25Elite ♦34Epic Normal Construct Golem
Technician (monster)(view)
Technician (monster).jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦32Epic Normal Dwarf Dwarf
Vaunt Arcanist(view)
Vaunt Archanist.jpg
 ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Bulwark(view)
Vaunt Bulwark.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♠59Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Guard(view)
Vaunt Guard.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Healer(view)
Vaunt Healer.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Vaunt Patrol(view)
Vaunt Patrol.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥17Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Zulkis Crowspire(view)
Zulkis Crowspire.png
 ♦35Epic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling