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Epic version of The Ruins of Gianthold is a level 24 Wilderness Adventure Area, allowing characters level 20 through 28 for full XP rewards. For the heroic version, see Ruins of Gianthold (heroic).

Frozen crystals, lava, and upturned rock formations still reveal the devastation caused by the ancient war between the giants and the dragons.

The various details of the Epic map are different than on the Heroic version.

Gianthold Farshifter[edit]

The farshifter in Gianthold, Narkonk, can teleport you to the Heroic/Epic version of three faction locations: Storm's Eye (far west), Storm's Heart (south-central), or Storm's Fist (far east), shown in aqua on the Heroic Gianthold map. This can save a lot of running time when getting to far away quests.

  • You can only be shifted to a location that you have already found (by walking there).
  • The Icon for this NPC is a yellow X instead of the green "star" typically used to port to a different zone.
  • Using the NPC gives you the normal quest entry dialog box, allowing you to choose the usual options.


Three of the quests in this zone are given by NPCs located within the Gianthold city area:

Return to Madstone Crater[edit]

Return to Prison of the Planes[edit]

Return to Cabal for One[edit]

The quests located within the wilderness area are:

The Crucible[edit]

A Cry for Help[edit]

Feast or Famine[edit]

Foundation of Discord[edit]

The Maze of Madness[edit]

Trial by Fire[edit]

Quests By Favor[edit]

Quest Name Quest Level Total Favor Patron Casual Normal Hard Elite
The Fall of Truth (R) 25 8 Agents of Argonnessen
The Crucible 14/24 9 Agents of Argonnessen
Madstone Crater/Return to Madstone Crater 14/24 24 Agents of Argonnessen
The Prison of the Planes/Return to Prison of the Planes 14/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
Gianthold Tor/Return to Gianthold Tor 14/24 21 Agents of Argonnessen
The Reaver's Fate (R) 14 18 Agents of Argonnessen
A Cabal for One/Return to Cabal for One 14/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
A Cry for Help 13/24 21 Agents of Argonnessen
Feast or Famine 13/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
Foundation of Discord 13/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
The Maze of Madness 13/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
Trial by Fire 13/24 18 Agents of Argonnessen
Total 12 Quests 240 Favor Agents of Argonnessen

(R) = 12-man Raid party

Random Encounters[edit]

  • A Grim Turn of EventsIcon tooltip.pngProtect the Grim brothers from the Dragon - Save our old friends Nale Grim and Thum Grim from the white dragon Skanaal. 2 Chests, which each drop 1 random Restored Relic. (1,500 XP)
  • A Smaller ProblemIcon tooltip.pngBrawnpits asks you to recover 3 Ancient Giant Totems. One chest for each Relic (can be done singly); completion & XP when you turn in all three. (3,750 XP)
  • While Dragons DreamIcon tooltip.pngSteal from dragon's chest without waking it. Fight green dragon Barrenon (or another dragon) if you fail (no exp, 1 chest). (3,750 XP)
  • Zoarinnia's GambitIcon tooltip.pngSpeak to Zoarinnia - Choose from a series of dialog options (including identifying yourself as Jeets looking for a tavern!). 2 Chests if you choose to kill the dragon. These chests each drop 1 random Restored Relic. (3,000 XP)

Bonus for solving all encounters: 8,100 XP

Rare Encounters[edit]

Each Rare Encounter is worth 4,050 XP, with a 16,200 Bonus for defeating everything.



  • Slay 1 Dragon assailants: 2,568 XP = 2568 xp/kill
  • Slay 2 Dragon assailants: 3,294 XP = 3294 xp/kill
  • Slay 4 Dragon assailants: 4,077 XP = 2038.5 xp/kill
  • Slay 8 Dragon assailants: 4,935 XP = 1233.75 xp/kill
  • Slay 16 Dragon assailants: 5,952 XP = 744 xp/kill
  • Slay 32 Dragon assailants: 7,308 XP = 456.75 xp/kill
  • Slay 64 Dragon assailants: 9,372 XP = 292.88 xp/kill
  • Slay 128 Dragon assailants: 12,945 XP = 202.27 xp/kill
  • Slay 256 Dragon assailants: 19,683 XP = 153.77 xp/kill


(Note: Only includes true giants, i.e. monsters of the giant race - trolls and ogres are included in Other Races below.)

  • Slay 10 maddened Giants: 3,015 XP = 301.5 xp/kill
  • Slay 25 maddened Giants: 4,056 XP = 270.4 xp/kill
  • Slay 50 maddened Giants: 5,445 XP = 217.8 xp/kill
  • Slay 100 maddened Giants: 7,896 XP = 157.92 xp/kill
  • Slay 200 maddened Giants: 12,330 XP = 123.3 xp/kill
  • Slay 400 maddened Giants: 20,970 XP = 104.85 xp/kill
  • Slay 750 maddened Giants: 34,560 XP = 98.74 xp/kill
  • Slay 1,500 maddened Giants: 70,671 XP = 94.23 xp/kill
  • Slay 3,000 maddened Giants: 141,930 XP = 94.62 xp/kill

Other Races[edit]

  • Slay 10 other races: 3,015 XP = 301.5 xp/kill
  • Slay 25 other races: 4,056 XP = 270.4 xp/kill
  • Slay 50 other races: 5,445 XP = 217.8 xp/kill
  • Slay 100 other races: 7,896 XP = 157.92 xp/kill
  • Slay 200 other races: 12,330 XP = 123.3 xp/kill
  • Slay 400 other races: 20,970 XP = 104.85 xp/kill
  • Slay 750 other races: 34,560 XP = 98.74 xp/kill
  • Slay 1,500 other races: 70,671 XP = 94.23 xp/kill
  • Slay 3,000 other races: 141,930 XP = 94.62 xp/kill

Words of the Ancient Ones[edit]

Stormreaver's musings appear as a giant sword; Truthful One's teachings as a spear with a skull

Each Explorer is worth 2,025 XP, with a 14,679 Bonus for locating everything.

  • Find the Stormreaver's first musing
    • Once again I return to this land of never-ending war. Giants versus dragons, the landscape itself shaped by hatred. However, this time my purpose is just. I will protect giantkind from the enemy. The enemy I know to be the Truthful One.
  • Find the Stormreaver's second musing
    • After my rebirth and days of madness, I took refuge in Siber Atoll. I was a guest of the Argonessen. More like a caged bird, in truth, but I did not mind. Much had taken place. I had much to think upon.
  • Find the Stormreaver's third musing
    • For too long has The Truthful One plagued giantkind. The blood of generations stains this ground. Ending this conflict begins with his death.
  • Find the Stormreaver's fourth musing
    • The Truthful One once brought me back to life, clouded my mind, and compelled me to destroy. Now, my mind is clear, and I know who the enemy is.
  • Find the Stormreaver's fifth musing
    • Giant brothers, hear me. This is our final war with The Thruthful One. One of us will fall. Let us fight hard, and make sure that giantkind wins this day.
  • Find the Stormreaver's sixth musing
    • All this in-fighting, giant against giant, clan against clan. What happened to the proud race I once knew? We have lived through enough insanity, no need to cause more amongst ourselves.
  • Find the Stormreaver's seventh musing
    • I am here once again to meet my destiny. The first time, it was the Quori. The second, my own madness. This time, it is to kill The Truthful One.
  • Find the Stormreaver's eighth musing
    • Among these ruins I saw a giant and a dragon, frozen in time. We too are frozen, locked in conflict, generation after generation. I hear much about a Prophecy, yet this bloodshed is caused by hatred, not some eternally-written message to us all.
  • Find the Stormreaver's ninth musing
    • I will strike The Truthful One down with his own deceit! He created this stage for dragon and giantkind to do battle, and used our longstanding conflict to fuel yet another attempt at domination. I must drag the puppet master out of hiding, and cut the strings that bind us once and for all.
  • Find the Stormreaver's tenth musing
    • Throughout my life, I have visited this land to fight, kill, wander, think. I love these hills, these mountains, and these fields. They have become a part of me.
  • Find the Stormreaver's 11th musing
    • We both should have died to defeat the Quori, so many years ago. The Truthful One failed again us in his greed for life, and failed again when he brought me back, drenched in madness, to do evil. When he dies, it will be at my hand, staring at him with eyes that would be devoid of life, were it not for his own actions.
  • Find the Stormreaver's 12th musing
    • I must never again let the Truthful One's thoughts worm into my mind. Once, under his spell, I built a device that would have wrought a second cataclysm on Xen'drik. It is harmless now, but I leave it undestroyed. It contains mysteries I do not understand.
  • Find the Stormreaver's 13th musing
    • The Truthful One is leading these attacks, but like a coward, he fails to show up on the field of battle. Perhaps I may have to force his hand!
  • Find the Stormreaver's 14th musing
    • The time for wandering this land is over. Now the time for action begins. I must head to the Tor, and prepare for my final act as a warrior.
  • Find the Truthful One's first teaching
    • The giants never deserved the sacrifice I made for them. Not now, not ever!
  • Find the Truthful One's second teaching
    • There's little I regret, but heeding the pathetic story of entering the war against the Quori is one of my greatest blunders. He nearly had me sacrifice my life. A dragon dying to save giants would be shameful. Their screams as we crush them will be their payment for my error.
  • Find the Truthful One's third teaching
    • The Stormreaver and I sacrificed ourselves to cast the spell that defeated the Quori, all those years ago. They called it Reaver's Bane, but blamed ME for its failure. Claiming that I didn't sacrifice enough. I contest that claim! It's not my fault the giants were too weak to dominate the land they ruled. Those with power must support it with mind and might. The giants had little of either, and failed.
  • Find the Truthful One's fourth teaching
    • These pitiful creatures wonder why Velah had to die in the Vault of Night. The answer to such a simple question is easy: She died because I wished it to happen. The world was not ready for the prophecy she sought to reveal, those words must remain secret for now. Anything that denies me victory must be treated as the enemy.
  • Find the Truthful One's fifth teaching
    • I delight in watching my dragons use the giants for sport. The giants call it battle, but how can such an easy victory be considered an actual conflict? We dragons call it having a bit of fun with our food.
  • Find the Truthful One's sixth teaching
    • The Stormreaver is once again serving as my incontrovertible puppet. He does my bidding and furthers my plans despite his complete ignorance that he does so. It will be amusing to see the look of horror on his face when he discovers that he is my unwitting ally!
  • Find the Truthful One's seventh teaching
    • I will not be denied the joy of seeing all giantkind laid to waste. My plan is too brilliant. These simpletons are unable to see their own destruction coming for them. Watching their downfall will be a moment I will savor for all eternity.
  • Find the Truthful One's eighth teaching
    • My dragons are serving me well. Their power cannot be contained by giantkind, or even the supine and uncertain chamber of Argonessen. I look forward to seeing them serving me again in un-death. Nothing says power like power reborn.
  • Find the Truthful One's ninth teaching
    • Argonnessen and their slavish attention to prophesy. Their study turns to (flounder?), because they fail to understand what they see! They need a better guide. And who better than me to serve that role?
  • Find the Truthful One's tenth teaching
    • Throughout my life, I have visited this land to fight, kill, wander, think. I love these hills, these mountains, and these fields. They have become a part of me.
  • Find the Truthful One's 11th teaching
    • Have the giants always been this stupid, clumsy, and weak? It seems like they've gotten even weaker over the years. They walk into my trap so easily. I'd almost prefer a little more... sport... as I watch their kind crumble.
  • Find the Truthful One's 12th teaching
    • I knew the Stormreaver would be unable to sit idly by while his kind gathered into my trap. When they die together, it'll be a truly exquisite moment!
  • Find the Truthful One's 13th teaching
    • Seeing my last plan fall apart during its final moments was an unfortunate experience. I so look forward to seeing the Reaver's Bane used to lay the land bare! But I will not be denied the pleasure of watching giantkind die this time.
  • Find the Truthful One's 14th teaching
    • Unlike the sinuous and tentative nature of prophecy, I KNOW what the future holds. Dragons will kill giant after giant, thinning the herd until I activate the Doomsday Device, while a shocked Stormreaver watches and sees his role in his race's undoing! It will be an excellent end to a long war.
  • Find the Truthful One's 15th teaching
    • It was unfortunate to lose my body all those years ago, but I do enjoy some aspects of being undead. To be able to think free of the worry of mortality is a freeing experience!


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race Slayer
Ancient Flayer( view
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15 Aberration Mind Flayer Other Races
Arkelon( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal Dragon Green Dragon Dragons
Arzag-Khor Loremaster( view
Arzag-Khor Loremaster.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin Other Races
Arzag-Khor Shaman( view
Arzag-Khor Shaman.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin Other Races
Aurum Supply Master( view
Aurum Supply Master.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦9Normal ♦26Epic Normal Dwarf Dwarf Other Races
Baldrasan( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Barrenon( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal Dragon Green Dragon Dragons
Blackheart Fiend-Blood( view
Blackheart Fiend-Blood.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Troll Other Races
Blackheart Oracle( view
Blackheart Oracle.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Troll Other Races
Blackheart Pathfinder( view
Blackheart Pathfinder.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Giant Troll Other Races
Blackheart Warmonger( view
Blackheart Warmonger.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠61Epic Elite Giant Troll Other Races
Cloven-Jaw Scout( view
Cloven-Jaw Scout.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin Other Races
Cloven-Jaw Veteran( view
Cloven-Jaw Veteran.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥28Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin Other Races
Cloven-Jaw Warlord( view
Cloven-Jaw Warlord.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥29Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin Other Races
Copper Concord Bard( view
Copper Concord Bard.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human Other Races
Cyclone( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Druuhl( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Ferros( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Fire Giant Captain( view
Fire Giant Captain.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Giant Giant Giants
Fire Giant( view
Fire Giant.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Forsworn Aspirant( view
Forsworn Aspirant.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur Other Races
Forsworn Hero( view
Forsworn Hero.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur Other Races
Forsworn Liege-Lord( view
Forsworn Liege-Lord.jpg
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 ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur Other Races
Forsworn Mystic( view
Forsworn Mystic.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur Other Races
Giant Savage( view
Giant Savage.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Giant Giants
Hill Giant Hunter( view
Hill Giant Hunter.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Giant Giant Giants
Hill Giant Sergeant( view
Hill Giant Sergeant.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal Giant Giant Giants
Hill Giant( view
Hill Giant.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Giant Giant Giants
Jarilith( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Evil Outsider Demon Other Races
Madstone Defender( view
Madstone Defender.png
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 ♥16Hard ♥28Epic Hard Undead Skeleton Giants
Madstone Sentry( view
Madstone Sentry.png
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 ♥19Hard ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard Undead Skeleton Giants
Mannth( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Nale Grim( view
Nale Grim.jpg
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant -
Othrekk the Hunter( view
Othrekk the Hunter.jpg
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 ♦28Epic Normal Orc Orc Other Races
Runetusk Berserker( view
Runetusk Berserker.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠61Epic Elite Giant Ogre Other Races
Runetusk Brawler( view
Runetusk Brawler.jpg
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 ♦12Normal Giant Ogre Other Races
Runetusk Ranger( view
Runetusk Ranger.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Giant Ogre Other Races
Runetusk Scout( view
Runetusk Scout.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard Giant Ogre Other Races
Silver Concord Fighter( view
Silver Concord Fighter.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human Other Races
Skanaal( view
 • edit )
 ♦27Epic Normal Dragon White Dragon Dragons
Squall (Giant)( view
Squall (Giant).jpg
 • edit )
 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Stone Giant Captain( view
Stone Giant Captain.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Stormsworn Berserker( view
Stormsworn Berserker.jpg
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 ♥18Hard Giant Giant Giants
Stormsworn Earthcaller( view
Stormsworn Earthcaller.jpg
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 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Stormsworn Pyromancer( view
Stormsworn Pyromancer.jpg
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 ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Giant Giant Giants
Stormsworn Sky Knight( view
Stormsworn Sky Knight.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Giant Giant Giants
Stormsworn Spellbinder( view
Stormsworn Spellbinder.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦25Epic Normal Giant Giant Giants
Thum Grim( view
Thum Grim.jpg
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 ♦27Epic Normal Giant Giant -
Windlasher Elementalist( view
Windlasher Elementalist.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll Other Races
Windlasher Pack Lord( view
Windlasher Pack Lord.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll Other Races
Windlasher Ripper( view
Windlasher Ripper.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Gnoll Gnoll Other Races
Windlasher Runner( view
Windlasher Runner.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll Other Races
Windlasher Soul Howler( view
Windlasher Soul Howler.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Gnoll Gnoll Other Races
Wyrm Cult Bone-Knitter( view
Wyrm Cult Bone-Knitter.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥29Epic Hard Orc Orc Other Races
Wyrm Cult Eviscerator( view
Wyrn Cult Eviscerator.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥30Epic Hard Orc Orc Other Races
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch( view
Wyrm Cult Heresiarch.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Orc Orc Other Races
Wyrm Cult Impaler( view
Wyrm Cult Impaler.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Orc Orc Other Races
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer( view
Wyrm Cult Sacrificer.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥27Epic Hard Orc Orc Other Races
Zakya Cult Archer( view
Zakya Cult Archer.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human Other Races
Zakya Cultist( view
Zakya Cultist.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Humanoid Human Other Races
Zakya Rakshasa Lord( view
Zakya Rakshasa Lord.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Rakshasa Other Races
Zoarinnia( view
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 ♦28Epic Normal Dragon Red Dragon Dragons