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Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt

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Ward the unbroken sarcophagi of the Patriarch's Crypt against Marguerite to limit her unholy power.

The Catacombs adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Catacombs
Setting the Wards: The Patriarch's Crypt
Heroic level: 3
Epic level: 23
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣508Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦916Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥984Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠1,052Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣9,963Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦17,132Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17,659Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18,185Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: The Patriarch's Crypt
Bestowed by: None
NPC contact: None
Quest acquired in: Catacombs
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

In the Patriarch's Crypt, accessible through the Lower Cathedral, ward the sarcophagi against Marguerite, and escape alive!

Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt is the 6th quest in The Catacombs story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing all the quests in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The Friar's Niece • To Find a Witness: Return to the Sanctuary • The Old Archives • The Crypt of Gerard Dryden • Setting the Wards: The Lower Cathedral • Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt • Endgame: Marguerite • Endgame: The Archbishop's Fate

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

Objectives

  • Reactivate the wards
  • Find Patriarch's Master Ward
  • Defeat the wight guarding the Patriarch's sarcophagus
  • Use the Patriarch's sarcophagus to restore its wards
  • Speak with Marguerite
  • Find an escape route while evading Marguerite's Demon form
  • Retreat to the stairs to escape Marguerite's Demon form
  • (Optional) Defeat the ghoul and ghast ambush — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣76 ♦137 ♥148 ♠158 ) Epic( ♣1,494 ♦2,570 ♥2,649 ♠2,728 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Undead Rat swarm — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣76 ♦137 ♥148 ♠158 ) Epic( ♣1,494 ♦2,570 ♥2,649 ♠2,728 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Shadow ambush — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣76 ♦137 ♥148 ♠158 ) Epic( ♣1,494 ♦2,570 ♥2,649 ♠2,728 )
  • (Optional) Test your valor (and the Shadow's Power) (epic only) — Bonus (roughly 50%): Heroic( Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". ) Epic( Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". Expression error: Unrecognized word "roughly". )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Collapsible floors
  • Points of no return
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Search & Spot DCs
Disable Device DCs

  • Skill DCs and pictures of all traps and control box locations can be found in the above links by hovering over the description text.
  • Blade trap on the lower level when going from the western sarcophagus to the shrine on the bottom floor; box is on the center pillar before the intersection.
  • Fire traps guarding the levers for the gate around the corner from Brevonis's sarcophagus; boxes are in each alcove (one panel for each trap). The fire can be avoided by standing to one side as the lever is activated.

Tips and Misc

  • Once you cleanse the third sarcophagi, the floors collapse. If your party doesn't have feather fall, have them gather around the sarcophagi until the floors are done.
  • You can navigate out of a sarcophagus room by using the ledges left after the floor collapses, in case the chest isn't beneath the third room.
  • You can avoid the blade trap from the western shrine to the altar by jumping up and walking on top of the wall.
  • The ghoul and ghast ambush is under the southern wing. Despite the name, no ghasts actually spawn.needs verification
  • The shadow ambush is under the eastern wing.
  • The Undead Rat swarm is under the western wing.
    • All three optionals are attainable while soloing if your hireling is ordered to attack while you remain on the top level or if you hug the wall at the end to avoid quest completion and take all three paths.
  • Brevonis's sarcophagus (the fourth and final one) is guarded by a Wight Priest and three shadows; once you kill the wight, the barrier drops.
  • Once you use Brevonis's sarcophagus, Marguerite Dryden appears in a corner of the room with a shadowy Flesh Render-like creature standing behind her. Speak to her to advance but be careful, finishing the dialogue starts the next part of the quest and the the Beast of Bel Shalor wil start attacking you (as opposed to Marguerite herself in the previous version.) It will be several levels higher than the character if run at-level and defeating it has no effect on future quests. Make sure everyone is ready before using that sarcophagus. Use Haste if you can. Fire Resistance for the lever traps. At least one party member has to live to make it back to the central shrine on the upper floor.
    • Do not use Dimension Door as a shortcut to the exit after purifying the final sarcophagus. You need to take the northern hallway and unlock the gates for the quest to proceed.
    • It's possible to purify the sarcophagus and then go into stealth, if your skills are high enough; The Beast will charge up the hallway and then stop past the lever-locked gate, giving you a chance to disable the fire traps. Note that only one person has to purify the altar, while the rest retreat back up the passage.
    • Another alternative is to use a hireling if you already have one out. Set the hire to Stay, blocking the small exit door while you make a run for it. The Beast will usually attack the hireling before coming after you. (No one said you have to be nice to your employees.)
    • If you do this solo or you can get the party to work together it is possible to move around the altar when the Demon is chasing you. It will stop in the altar room and then it is possible to complete the optionals.
    • On epic, the player may actually be able to defeat the Beast, so killing it awards an XP optional (see Test your valor above.) On heroic, if the Beast is slain it simply becomes unreactive.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 3 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦64 ♥69 ♠74 )
  • Discreet bonus: 7 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣25 ♦46 ♥49 ♠53 )
  • Aggression bonus: 20 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣51 ♦92 ♥98 ♠105 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 26 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣76 ♦137 ♥148 ♠158 )
  • Conquest bonus: 32 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣127 ♦229 ♥246 ♠263 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣102 ♦183 ♥197 ♠210 )
  • Mischief bonus: 40 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣41 ♦73 ♥79 ♠84 )
  • Vandal bonus: 52 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣51 ♦92 ♥98 ♠105 )
  • Ransack bonus: 64 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣76 ♦137 ♥148 ♠158 )
Notes: The ransack and conquest bonuses can not be obtained without having someone go down at least two of the three paths. This can also be obtained while soloing by hugging the wall at the very end of the quest to avoid the quest completion and taking a second path. The insidious cunning bonus is unobtainable due to the required wight priest kill. The trapping bonus goes straight to neutralization, skipping tamper.

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • 1 under a collapsible floor in one of the wings (can spawn in multiple locations)
    • 1 at Marguerite
  • Collectables: Three
    • Moss by the eastern sarcophagus (Cardinal Yenaz)
    • Adventurer's Pack by the southern sarcophagus (Cardinal Hengrith)
    • Rubble beneath the eastern sarcophagus
  • NPC rewards: Random items

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 46.2.3
  • 1 month and 19 days
Epic Robe of Duality
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Robe 23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt, Marguerite chest (where talk to Marguerite before chase)
  • Update 46.2.3
  • 1 month and 17 days
Cloak of the Asylum
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Cloak 3 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt, Marguerite chest (where talk to Marguerite before chase)
  • Update 46.2
  • 2 months and 5 days
Epic Cloak of the Asylum
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Cloak 25 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt, End chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Beast of Bel Shalor(view)
Beast of Bel Shalor.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠50Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Ghoul(view)
Ghoul.jpg
 ♦0.5/6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠4Icon tooltip.pngElite QL3: ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Ghoul
Human Female Zombie(view)
Human Female Zombie.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Zombie
Human Zombie(view)
Human Zombie.png
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Zombie
Shadow (Mabar)(view)
Shadow (mabar).jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Shadow
Skeleton Archer(view)
Skeleton Archer.jpeg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥29 - 31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Knight(view)
Skeleton Knight.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Warrior(view)
Skeleton Warrior.jpg
 ♦0.5/2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1/4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3/7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Undead Rat(view)
Undead Rat.png
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦7Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Rat
Wight Priest(view)
Wight Priest.jpeg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Wight
Wight(view)
Wight.jpg
QL2: ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL3: ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Wight

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