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Mineshaft IV is the heart of the duergar's mining operation on Ataraxia's Haven.

Heroic level: 10
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,788Solo/Casual ♦3,140Normal ♥3,300Hard ♠3,459Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Mineshaft IV
Bestowed by: Leros Levithas
NPC contact: Leros Levithas
Quest acquired in: Ataraxia's Haven
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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Leros Levithas told you about the Duergar's incessant strip mining of Ataraxia's Haven. Of particular interest was Mineshaft IV, a location where the Duergar have reportedly found adamantine. Leros asked you to go there, disrupt their mining operation and destroy the Duergar foreman leading the dig.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Explore the duergar mine
  • Disable the steam furnaces that keep the Foreman's Chamber sealed - 3 total
  • Slay Overseer Drukh
  • Slay Overseer Heggir
  • Slay Overseer Nifnin
  • Slay Foreman Tanrel
  • (Optional) Destroy the duergar mining supplies - 35 total — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the duergar explosives - 10 total — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the duergar water supplies - 40 total — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Detritus — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Scour — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )

What to Expect

  • Overlapping floors
  • Ability checks (mandatory: 3, require Strength 10 checks

Known Traps

None – but that dark area straight ahead from the entrance is a hole, not a shadow. (Note: the fall won't kill you, as there's water on the bottom)

Tips and Misc

  • Useful buffs:
    • Acid resist against the duergar scouts' arrows
    • Fire resist against the Adamantine Defenders' fire breath
  • Heavy Fortification is highly recommended for this quest. The duergar use Heavy Picks, which do quadruple damage on a critical hit.
  • Some people prefer dropping down the shaft and clearing their way up.
  • You can usually pull melee mobs out of the open areas to avoid much of archer fire.
  • Turning the huge valves:  ♠10Elite STR, required to complete quest.
  • Water breathing may help for shrine/Foreman access.
  • Overseer Drukh and the water supplies (vases) are in the topmost furnace room.
  • Overseer Heggir and the explosives (explosive barrels) are in the central furnace room.
  • Overseer Nifnin and the mining supplies are in the deepest furnace room.
  • Scour may appear (along with another rust monster) between the topmost and central furnace rooms.
  • Detritus may appear between the deepest furnace room and the Foreman's room.
  • The end fight is extremely tough, with the Overseer and about a dozen duergar – try to lure them close to the shrine to make sure you can run back (this also will help keep Detritus inactive until the duergar are taken care of.)
  • When you finish out of the quest, the Duergars outside are likely to have respawned.

Walkthrough (thanks mainly to DDO Forums)

  • Way #1: Bottom up
    • Get some feather fall on, it's time to go for a flight. Or, if you feel like a high dive, just jump off. The dark patch ahead is a pit that drops all the way down the shaft to a pool of water. On reaper difficulty, this may attract reapers as you fly past them. Start down there and we can work our way back up.
    • From the bottom of the drop, there are two ways you can swim. West will take you up the mine shaft. Under the water to the south takes you to a shrine and to the, currently locked, main base of the duergar.
    • Starting to the west, begin working your way up the mine shaft, clearing as you go. There are three side passages on the way up with a large duergar mining force, a foreman and a huge valve (strength based). You have to defeat the foremen and turn the valves in all three rooms. This will open the door underwater do the south.
    • When you are ready, shrine up and head on through. Defeat the Overseer to complete the quest.
  • Way #2: Top down
    • Buff up and pull the lever next to where you come in. The rolling door will open and you get jumped by a bunch of duergar. Take them out and head on down.
    • When you get to the first three-way intersection:
      • South takes you towards the start of the quest (except it doesn't, because there's a big hole in between you and it)
      • North takes you to a room with a large duergar mining force, a foreman and a huge valve (strength based). You have to defeat the foreman and turn the valve. Smash the vases for the optional (Destroy the duergar water supplies – these count towards breakables too). Head on back to the intersection and go west.
      • Continue down the winding passage. You may encounter Scour, a named rust monster. He doesn't have a chest.
    • Mind that you don't run off into space; the tunnel criss-crosses a few times, and that central shaft goes right through the passage in a couple of spots.
    • Keep heading down, taking out the foremen in the other two side rooms. When you get to the bottom of the ramp and hit the water, put on some sort of underwater item and swim to the south for the shrine.
    • Shrine up and head through the door. Take on all the guys, kill the Overseer and loot the chests.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 50 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦314 ♥330 ♠346 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦471 ♥495 ♠519 )
  • Conquest bonus: 83 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣447 ♦785 ♥825 ♠865 )
  • Mischief bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣143 ♦251 ♥264 ♠277 )
  • Vandal bonus: 58 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦314 ♥330 ♠346 )
  • Ransack bonus: 72 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦471 ♥495 ♠519 )


  • Chests: 3
    • 1 chest in the western (central mining) room
    • 2 end chests for killing Foreman Tanrel (Duergar)
  • Random (small) chance for Duergar to drop Adamantine Ore.
  • Collectables: Four
    • Mushroom in the South-east corner of the topmost room
    • Mushroom in the South-east corner of the central furnace room
    • Mushroom on the western wall (upper level) in the deepest furnace room
    • Rubble in the South-west corner of the final room
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Adamantine Defender( view
Adamantine defender.jpg
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Construct Iron Defender
Detritus (elemental)( view
Detritus (elemental).png
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Duergar Miner( view
Duergar Miner.png
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Scout( view
Duergar Scout.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Surveyor( view
Duergar Surveyor.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Foreman Tanrel( view
Foreman Tanrel.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Large Rust Monster( view
Large Rust Monster.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠11Elite ♥28Epic Hard Aberration Rust Monster
Overseer Drukh( view
Overseer Drukh.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Overseer Heggir( view
Overseer Heggir.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Overseer Nifnin( view
Overseer Nifnin.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Scour( view
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 ♦8Normal ♠8Elite Aberration Rust Monster