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Slave Pits of the Undercity

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The Gatekeepers have sent you to retrieve a Codex Page from Dame Gold. In return, she wants you to destroy the scourge of the Slave Lords.

Against the Slave Lords adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Against the Slave Lords
Slave Pits of the Undercity
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,748Solo/Casual ♦4,860Normal ♥5,140Hard ♠5,420Elite
Epic XP:  ♣18,844Solo/Casual ♦32,204Normal ♥33,003Hard ♠33,800Elite
Takes place in: The Forsaken Temple
Bestowed by: Drevok the Gatekeeper
NPC contact: Drevok the Gatekeeper
Quest acquired in: The Gatekeepers' Grove
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
The Forsaken Temple Map.png
Loading screen

Overview

Use the portal in The Gatekeepers' Grove to travel to the Slave Pits of the Undercity and destroy the slavers there.

  • This dungeon is guest-narrated by Travis Willingham.

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

Objectives

  • Speak with Dame Gold about the Codex Page
  • Seek Information on the Slave Lords
  • Find a way into the Temple
  • Find a way into the Lower Catacombs
  • Locate the Slave Lord's Chamber
  • Slay Sturm Blucholtz
  • (Optional) Slay Orc Chieftan — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 ) Epic( ♣1,884 ♦3,220 ♥3,300 ♠3,380 )
  • (Optional) Slay Orc Witchdoctor — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 ) Epic( ♣1,884 ♦3,220 ♥3,300 ♠3,380 )
  • (Optional) Rescue 10 slaves — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣192 ♦340 ♥360 ♠379 ) Epic( ♣1,319 ♦2,254 ♥2,310 ♠2,366 )
  • (Optional) Rescue a total of 20 slaves — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 ) Epic( ♣1,884 ♦3,220 ♥3,300 ♠3,380 )
  • (Optional) Rescue a total of 40 slaves — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣412 ♦729 ♥771 ♠813 ) Epic( ♣2,827 ♦4,831 ♥4,950 ♠5,070 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • A very high number of random traps. Don't be surprised to see 50+ traps.
  • Since most of the traps are random the numbers for bonuses also change.
  • Static traps:
    • Ice trap in the rightmost corridor near start.
    • Fire jets in the room with the tile puzzle.
    • Two lightning traps in the hallway after the puzzle room that inflict knockdown.
  • The rest are random, often clusters of pressure plates or bear traps.

Tips and Misc

The Forsaken Temple puzzle
  • When you first enter, speak with Dame Gold first - she'll talk for about 30 seconds while the party buffs up and waits for the door to proceed to become active.
  • This quest has many traps, many are randomly located. Therefore having a Rogue, in the group with a high Spot and Search skill could be beneficial. Very high elemental resistance/absorption or evasion is otherwise recommended.
  • You can use many traps against your enemies. Draw and aggravate mobs with ranged weapons and kite them across trapped areas.
  • It is possible to sneak past some monster groups; however, this might prevent you from completing some optional objectives, see Discussion.
  • The large groups of slavers that you encounter in the upper Temple include enemies that can use: See Invisibility.
  • The lower catacombs area is filled with large groups of enemies in the tunnels and caves, including spiders, Troglodytes, rats and rust monsters.
  • There is an Umber Hulk ambush just past the shrine in the lower catacombs, where the chest and collectable are on the map. The chest won't appear until after you kill the Umber Hulks.
  • The puzzle room is trapped, the panel is on the north wall next to the door.
  • The blue lever activates the puzzle, allowing you to solve it. It will also activate flame jets on both walls that will shoot flame over the puzzle every 5 seconds or so. If you are patient, you can solve the puzzle while the flames are active. There is enough time during the pause between flame blasts to turn any tile and move off of the puzzle before the flames start again.
  • Solving the puzzle will reward you with a chest that contains crafting ingredients, and will unlock the orange lever.
  • The orange lever is locked to start, but can be knocked or unlocked. Using it will open the north door, disable the traps, and disable the puzzle if you have not already solved it. Using the blue lever will still activate the puzzle if you have used the orange lever and allow you to get access to the ingredient chest.
  • The lightning traps in the next corridor have a Trip/knockdown effect in addition to doing damage. A save roll of 23 against the knockdown failed on Heroic Hard difficulty.
  • Picking up the shipping manifest, found near the end chest after defeating Sturm, concludes the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: >230 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 357 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣412 ♦729 ♥771 ♠813 )
  • Conquest bonus:  ??? (possible, number unknown) or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣687 ♦1,215 ♥1,285 ♠1,355 )
  • Tamper bonus: (varies) or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 )
  • Mischief bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣220 ♦389 ♥411 ♠434 )
  • Vandal bonus: 43 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣275 ♦486 ♥514 ♠542 )
  • Ransack bonus: 53 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣412 ♦729 ♥771 ♠813 )
Notes: Due to the sheer number of traps, some of which are entirely random, it's generally not considered worth trying for the bonus; just do enough to clear a path for your party (usually down the middle).

Loot

  • Chests: 3, plus 5 more with Slave Lords Crafting ingredients only. (The ingredients chests look like small decorative stone urns.)
  • 1 small with ingredients in the Troglodyte area
  • 1 small with ingredient for defeating umber hulks
  • 1+1 for defeating optional Orc Chieftain
  • 1+1 for defeating optional Orc Witchdoctor
  • 1 small with ingredient for solving fire puzzle
  • 1 end chest with loot and ingredient
  • Collectables: 7
    • Rubble in the first room to the east as you enter
    • Fungus in the eastern troglodyte cavern
    • Adventurer's pack to the east of the rotting garbage room, where the umber hulks appear
    • Fungus to the south of the rotting garbage room
    • Fungus in north-west, in room with half a dozen slaves
    • Rubble underwater in long water-filled room
    • Scroll rack in the final room
  • Slave Lords Crafting: Broken Shackles, Shattered Symbol of Slave Lords; Chains
  • NPC rewards: None (there's a reward for completing the quest chain)

Named Chest Drop

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Spinneret
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Ring 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
  • Update 48.2
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Symbol of the Slave Lords
Symbol of the Slave Lords.png
Trinket 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
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Executioner's Docent
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Docent 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
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Executioner's Platemail
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Full Plate 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
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Chains
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Necklace 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, Small chest
Legendary Chains
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Necklace 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, Small chest
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Legendary Spinneret
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Ring 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
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Legendary Symbol of the Slave Lords
Legendary Symbol of the Slave Lords.png
Trinket 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
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Legendary Executioner's Docent
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Docent 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
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Legendary Executioner's Platemail
Legendary Executioner's Platemail.png
Full Plate 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Slave Pits of the Undercity, End Chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Darkfang Stalker(view)
Darkfang Stalker.jpg
 ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Vermin Spider
Fallen Slave(view)
Fallen Slave.png
CRs missing! Undead Zombie
Giant Black Rat(view)
Giant Black Rat (2).jpg
 ♠14Elite Rat Rat
Grey Rat(view)
Grey Rat.jpg
 ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Animal Rat
Lesser Cave Bat(view)
Lesser Cave Bat.png
CRs missing! Animal Bat
Ogre Enforcer(view)
Ogre Enforcer.png
 ♠14Elite Giant Ogre
Orc Chieftan(view)
Orc Chieftan.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Orc Ravager(view)
Orc Ravager.png
 ♠13Elite Orc Orc
Orc Warchanter(view)
Orc Warchanter.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Orc Witchdoctor(view)
Orc Witchdoctor.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Packhunter Worg(view)
Packhunter Worg.png
 ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Magical Beast Wolf
Rust Monster Scavenger(view)
Rust Monster Scavenger.png
CRs missing! Aberration Rust Monster
Skeletal Sentry(view)
Skeletal Sentry.png
 ♠15Elite Undead Skeleton
Slaver Ambusher(view)
Slaver Ambusher.png
Orc Orc
Slaver Cleric(view)
Slaver Cleric.jpg
 ♥11Hard Humanoid Human
Slaver Cohort(view)
Slaver Cohort.jpg
 ♥8-10Hard ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Slaver Cutthroat(view)
Slaver Cutthroat.png
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Slaver Deadeye(view)
Slaver Deadeye.jpg
 ♠13Elite Orc Half-Orc
Slaver Factotum(view)
Slaver Factotum.jpg
 ♥11Hard Humanoid Human
Slaver Marksman(view)
Slaver Marksman.jpg
 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard Humanoid Human
Slaver Thug(view)
Slaver Thug.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Slaver Warchanter(view)
Slaver Warchanter.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Sturm Blucholtz(view)
Sturm.png
 ♥14Hard Humanoid Human
Troglodyte Evoker(view)
Troglodyte Evoker.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Troglodyte
Troglodyte Exterminator(view)
Troglodyte Exterminator.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Troglodyte
Umber Hulk Stalker(view)
Umber Hulk Stalker.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Aberration Umber Hulk
Virulent Grey Ooze(view)
Virulent Grey Ooze.jpg
 ♠13Elite Ooze Gray Ooze
Voracious Ghast(view)
Ghast.jpeg
 ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Undead Ghast
Wight Necromancer(view)
Wight Necromancer.png
 ♥11Hard Undead Wight