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Ruinous Schemes

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Present-day Sharn was constructed over the ruins of a much older city built by the Hobgoblins. Many of these ruins are yet to be explored.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Masterminds of Sharn
Ruinous Schemes
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,495Solo/Casual ♦2,596Normal ♥2,700Hard ♠2,804Elite
Epic XP:  ♣7,284Solo/Casual ♦12,437Normal ♥12,733Hard ♠13,030Elite
Takes place in: The Depths - Temple Excavation
Bestowed by: Walk-up
NPC contact: None
Quest acquired in: The Cogs
Patron: Sharn City Council
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Investigate the Temple Excavation in the Cogs.


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

Objectives

  • Speak with Malek Knevit
  • Clear out the Daask Grunts
  • Pull the Lever
  • Stop Malek
  • Destroy the Portal
  • (Optional) Defeat Crig — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣299 ♦519 ♥540 ♠561 ) Epic( ♣1,457 ♦2,487 ♥2,547 ♠2,606 )

Known Traps

  • Spider Venom poison; Booby-traps, can be laid by Daask Trappers, Disable Device (DC: 62 on Legendary Normal)

Tips and Misc

  • Talk to Malek.
  • Kill goblins.
  • Optional: For some more XP and an additional chest (and collectible), visit the southern wing and kill Crig.
  • Proceed north. Clear all goblins, top and bottom levels.
  • Pull lever. Malek appears across from you, and transforms into a Rakshasa. Portal activates and starts spawning demons.
  • Kill Malek and destroy the portal to conclude the quest. Destroying the Portal instantly banishes all trash.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 25 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣150 ♦260 ♥270 ♠280 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 32 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣224 ♦389 ♥405 ♠421 )
  • Conquest bonus: 40 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣374 ♦649 ♥675 ♠701 )
  • Mischief bonus: 9 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣120 ♦208 ♥216 ♠224 )
  • Vandal bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣150 ♦260 ♥270 ♠280 )

Loot

  • Chests: 1 end chest above the portal, 1 optional for killing Crig
  • Collectables: 2
  • NPC rewards: none

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Blessed Bulwark
Blessed Bulewark.png
Heavy Armor 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End Chest
Wallwatch Circlet
Wallwatch Circlet.png
Helm 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End chest
Arc Ricochet
Arc Ricochet.png
Shuriken 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Blessed Bulwark
Legendary Blessed Bulwark.png
Heavy Armor 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End Chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Wallwatch Circlet
Legendary Wallwatch Circlet.png
Helm 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End chest
Legendary Arc Ricochet
Legendary Arc Ricochet.png
Shuriken 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Ruinous Schemes, End chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Ancient Artifact(view)
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 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Construct Inanimate Object
Crig(view)
Crig.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Goblinoid Bugbear
Daask Archer(view)
Daask Archer.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Daask Hyena(view)
Daask Hyena.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♦32Epic Normal Animal Hyena
Daask Poison-slinger(view)
Daask Poison-slinger.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Daask Trapper(view)
Daask Trapper.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Goblinoid Goblin
Khyber Firereaver(view)
Khyber Firereaver.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Khyber Fleshrender(view)
Khyber Fleshrender.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Khyber Iceflenser(view)
Khyber Iceflenser.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Khyber Ravager(view)
Khyber Ravager.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Malek the Malevolent(view)
Malek the Malevolent.png
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Evil Outsider Rakshasa