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Stealer of Souls

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The Truthful One transformed Sor'jek into a lich and tasked him to assemble an undead draconic army.

The Reaver's Reach adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Reaver's Reach
Stealer of Souls
Heroic level: 17
Epic level: None
Duration: very long
Heroic XP:  ♣5,340Solo/Casual ♦9,252Normal ♥9,604Hard ♠9,956Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Sorjek's Lair
Bestowed by: Thear
NPC contact: Thear
Quest acquired in: Reaver's Refuge
Patron: Agents of Argonnessen
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: Yes
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In this very challenging quest you must conquer four very different sections within the 1 hour time limit. Only then can you face Sor'Jek.

For information about how to get to the reaver refuge to start this story arc, see : Refuge in the Storm (Story arc).


  1. Talk to Aurben, in the Marketplace next to Cydonie, and get the quest Refuge in the Storm. You have to be at least level 13 to do this.
  2. Then go to Captain Agamon at the top of the Spire (in the Marketplace); he gets you to Siber Atoll. Jump down from the airship, swim down into the water and enter the crevice to enter the Reaver's Refuge town area.
  3. Find the Stormreaver in his Refuge and click on him to complete the Refuge in the Storm quest. He tells you that Sor'jek (formerly known as Tempest's Spine's boss and the Stormreaver's lieutenant) became a lich and must be defeated. Optionally, the Stormreaver can give you a fly buff to let you check around and more easily find Ternathear's Inner Lair in the east upper area of the town.
  4. Ternathear gives you a quest, The Essence of a Dragon, and asks you to collect gems found in the Exploration Zones. The gems drop out of rare encounter treasure chests in these zones. Once you get gems and turn them in, you never need to repeat this process. You only need any three of these six gems. (Additional gems may be sold.)
  5. Obtain Dragonshard Essences from Enter the Kobold, Prey on the Hunter and Monastery of the Scorpion. Turn them in to Toriavic, an NPC next to Thear. A complete set of Essences is required each time you run the quest (reflagging).
  6. After completing this quest once, you may purchase any Dragonshard Essence from the Vorace the Dragontouched Vendor in the crafting section in exchange for Draconic Runes

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


  • Stop the Ritual
  • Discover the source of Sor'jek's power
  • Defeat the elemental masters (Kill 4)
  • (Optional) Defeat Sor'jek — Bonus (50%): Heroic( ♣2,670 ♦4,626 ♥4,802 ♠4,978 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed, some undisarmable)
  • Traps disabled by levers, not rogue skill
  • Points of no return
  • Timed quest (60 minutes)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Quest failure (if the 4 elemental masters are not killed before the time runs out)
  • Mandatory STR check of  ♣16Solo/Casual (root barrier)

Known Traps

  • Barrier around Sor'jek (1000+ damage, main room)
  • Falling spikes (untyped damage, earth section)
  • Cold+Air jets (cold damage, ice section)
  • Blowing off airstream (no damage, air section)

Tips and Misc

This is a timed quest, you have to defeat four elemental masters within 60 minutes in order to stop Sor'jek's ritual. Activate a rune in the central room to get teleported to the area of the elemental masters.

  • In the earth area, defeat 3 elders in the side chambers before proceeding north and facing Bhumi.
  • In the cold area, optionally pull the levers in the bottom to disable icy air jets, or run up a ramp through the jets to face Jala.
  • In the fire area, activate three runes to open way to Agni.
  • In the air area, pull a few levers as you run up some ramps, until you face Pavan.

After defeating each elemental master, there is a chest, a set of shrines, and a rune. Activate the rune to return to the central area.

As soon as you defeat the fourth your quest completes. Therefore, if you lose in optional fight with undead Sor'jek thereafter, you cannot re-enter the quest, as your quest is already completed and it requires re-flagging.

  • Spirit of Lamannia creates Sor'jek's Regeneration: Sor'jek is drawing power from one of his familiars, allowing him to heal.
  • Spirit of Fernia creates Sor'jek's Ritual of Protection: Sor'jek is channeling a protective shield through his elemental spirit.
  • Spirit of Risia creates Sor'jek's Freezing Shield: Sor'jek is channeling freezing cold though his Risia spirit into a damaging shield.
  • Spirit of Syrania creates Sor'jek's Speed of Wind: Channeling the spirit of the wind, Sor'jek moves more quickly.

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Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 86 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣534 ♦925 ♥960 ♠996 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 98 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣801 ♦1,388 ♥1,441 ♠1,493 )
  • Conquest bonus: 123
    • Bonus Notes: Getting onslaught requires nearly every kill in the quest, conquest requires killing a huge amount of respawns. or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣1,335 ♦2,313 ♥2,401 ♠2,489 )


  • Chests: ♦  5 /Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  6 /Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  7Icon tooltip.pngElite
    • 4 for killing the 4 Elemental Masters
    • ♦  1 /Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  2 /Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  3Icon tooltip.pngElite optional for killing Sor'jek (Lich)
      • One end chest contains a random Sovereign Rune which is likely but not guaranteed to drop on casual.
  • NPC rewards: 50 Draconic Runes. For every 3 completions, there is the additional choice of 1 random Rune (Eldritch, Tempest or Sovereign).


Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Agni( view
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 ♦21Normal ♠30Elite Giant Giant
Bhumi( view
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 ♦20Normal ♠29Elite Giant Giant
Cloud Giant Evoker( view
Cloud Giant Evoker.png
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Giant Giant
Cloud Giant Knight( view
Cloud Giant Knight.png
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Giant Giant
Efreeti Guardian( view
Efreeti Guardian.png
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 ♦19Normal Evil Outsider Efreet
Elder Earth Elemental( view
Elder Earth Elemental.jpeg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Frost Giant Cleric( view
Frost Giant Cleric.png
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 ♦19Normal ♠28Elite Giant Giant
Frost Giant Mage( view
Frost Giant Mage.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♠28Elite Giant Giant
Frost Giant Raider( view
Frost Giant Raider.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠28Elite Giant Giant
Ice Flenser( view
Ice Flenser.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Jala( view
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 ♠29Elite Giant Giant
Pavan( view
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 ♦22Normal ♠31Elite Giant Giant
Raging Fire Elemental( view
Raging Fire Elemental.png
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 ♦18Normal Elemental Fire Elemental
Sor'jek Incanni (lich)( view
Sor'jek Incanni (Lich).jpg
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 ♦28Normal ♠38Elite Undead Lich
Spirit of Fernia( view
Spirit of Fernia.jpg
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 ♦20Normal ♠28Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Spirit of Lamannia( view
Spirit of Lamannia.jpg
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 ♦20Normal ♠28Elite Earth Outsider Mephit
Spirit of Risia( view
Spirit of Risia.jpg
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 ♦20Normal ♠28Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Spirit of Syrania( view
Spirit of Syrania.jpg
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 ♦20Normal ♠28Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Stone Giant Elder( view
Stone Giant Elder.png
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard Giant Giant
Stone Giant Fighter( view
Stone Giant Fighter.png
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Giant Giant
Stone Giant Shaman( view
Stone Giant Shaman.png
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Giant Giant
Syrania Air Elemental( view
Syrania Air Elemental.jpg
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 ♦16Normal Elemental Air Elemental