Game mechanicsNewbie guideIn developmentDDO StoreSocial Media

ChallengesClassesCollectablesCraftingEnhancementsEpic DestiniesFavorFeats


Please create an account or log in to build a reputation and unlock more editing privileges, and then visit DDO wiki's IRC Chat/Discord if you need any help!

Stormcleave Outpost

From DDO wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Warning: The information on this page might be inaccurate due to a game update.
If you know any information on this page to be in error, please fix it by clicking the edit link above.
If you can verify that all the information on this page has been updated correctly, please edit this page and remove this template. (May 2017)
Reason: Needs to have parameters updated due to changes in Quest.

Until now, the lush jungles of Xen'drik have hidden the aggression of the giants. Repel the invading force before it can press ahead to Stormreach!

Stormcleave Outpost
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,056Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,636Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,844Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠4,052Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Stormcleave Outpost
Bestowed by: Alciana d'Deneith
NPC contact: Alciana d'Deneith
Quest acquired in: Anvilfire Inn
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
M stormcleave outpost.png
Loading screen


Alciana d'Deneith recruited you to join the defenders of Stormcleave Outpost, a House Deneith fortress under heavy siege by the Xen'drik giants and their minions. Speak with Alciana to arrange transport to Stormcleave. Then sally forth from the outpost and find a way to break the back of the invading army!

  • Stormcleave Outpost is an outlying fortification built upon an ancient giantish ruin discovered and claimed by House Deneith. The outpost serves as a supply depot for House Deneith's expeditions in Xen'drik, but has been under heavy attack for weeks by the army of a fire giant named General Xanti'lar.
  • You can reach Stormcleave Outpost by speaking with Alciana d'Deneith in Anvil Fire Inn. Once there, you are to report to the outpost commander for a full briefing on the situation, and to provide relief in any way you can.
  • The first part of the quest resembles (but not exactly) an outdoor zone, with various groups of scorpions, wolves, trolls, minotaurs, and ogres to slay. The larger fortress in the inner part of the area is concerned with the primary goal of the quest.

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


  • Find and speak with the gate warden
  • Kill 25 of Xanti'lar's minions
  • Kill the giant Ortadar
    • Collect the Jurmo'ta Shard
  • Kill the giant Insgadreer
    • Collect the Wul'ta Shard
  • Kill the giant Pious Grew'el
    • Collect the Vilbu'ta Shard
  • Kill Minotaur Lord Helos
    • Collect the Elsb'ta Shard
  • Activate the rune pillars (Activate 6)
  • Activate the gateway to Xanti'lar's Lair
  • Kill General Xanti'lar
  • Inform the outpost commander of your success. (This completes the quest)
  • (Optional) Kill the minotaur Onyxhorn +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • (Optional) Kill the minotaur Gorehoof +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • (Optional) Kill the giant Ulagash +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • (Optional) Kill the troll Nuushmaar +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • (Optional) Destroy six crates full of magefire cannon parts +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • (Optional) Collect the pilfered outpost supplies - Collect 12 +20% Bonus.( ♣411 ♦727 ♥769 ♠810 )
  • (Optional) Return the outpost supplies to Corporal Delvascon - Return 12 +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦364 ♥384 ♠405 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the giants' dimensional gate +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦364 ♥384 ♠405 )
  • (Optional) Further cull Xanti'lar's army - Kill 40 +20% Bonus.( ♣411 ♦727 ♥769 ♠810 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the giant's raiding force - Kill 18 +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦364 ♥384 ♠405 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Rune (optional, requires an 18+ INT check)
  • Quest item collection: mandatory 4 shards (and optional 12 supply crates)

Known Traps

Lock DCs

Tips and Misc

Rune pillar, active
Indicator pillars, active
  • WARNING: Do not turn around and walk back up the path facing opposite from the starting area or you will be auto-booted out of the quest!
  • If you are not interested in maximum kills/breakables bonus, the fast path is to go straight ahead at the start (west-northwest), across the fallen pillar/stone bridge, then right (north) at the fork through the first camp, following the path west across another bridge, and then north past Gate Warden Ironclaw from there.
  • Fight your way through the encounters to make your way to the outpost. Standing near a warded gate into the fortress ruins itself stands the gate warden . After talking with him, he will release the ward, allowing your party to pass freely. Standing with him are an Outpost Skirmisher, Outpost Sorcerer, and two Stormcleave Outpost Guards protecting the bridge to the outpost from raiding giants. They provide tips on what to expect.
  • There are no respawns in this quest, just a huge amount of encounters. You'll encounter a few spawning monsters after you activate the rune pillars, during the Pious Grew'el battle, and at the end if you do the gate optional.
  • You will have to cover very long distances so have Striding items or Haste potions and spells at hand.
  • Scattered around the fortress ruins are 6 large rune pillars (not those around the giant head in the amphitheater). Activating the puzzle piece on their bottom will spawn two fire mephits in succession (Who frees me from this seal? My brethren will not allow this defilement!). Slaying both of the mephits activates the pillar fully (My death frees the seal and lights the way to Xanti'lar.). Once all 6 pillars have been activated, the way to Xanti'lar's lair is open.
  • In a central area of the fortress ruins stands a ruined amphitheater, with a large stone head near the front, and 6 "indicator" pillars adorned with runes around it (not those scattered around the fortress). These runes correspond to the ones on the rune pillars you must activate. Once all 6 rune pillars have been activated (and their corresponding mephits killed - leaving mephits alive will cause the optional to not be completed), using the stone head lights the runes around the indicator pillars and opens a portal to Xanti'lar's chamber.
    • Located in Northwest corner of map and southeast of the shrines near that corner.
    • Note that once you cross the portal into Xanti'lar's Lair, you cannot exit until Xanti'lar is slain.
    • Xanti'lar's Lair does not contain any rest or resurrection shrines.
  • Xanti'lar is essentially invulnerable until one or more of his buffs are removed. Note: Power creep has made this no longer true. Xanti'lar can be killed at level on Elite, solo, without killing any of the mephits or the earth elemental. 7/21/2016
    • To remove the buffs, you must kill the captured mephits and/or earth elemental that is bestowing the boss with the buffs. Killing the earth elemental will remove the boss's protection from physical damage, which is usually sufficient for taking the boss out.
    • The Shards (collected earlier in the quest) open the barriers to the mephits/elemental buffing the General; simply walk up to them with the shards in your inventory. Check General Xanti'lar's page for details on the non-standard buffs.
  • The supply crates are extremely heavy (75 pounds each) so ideally have a character with high (20+) strength carry these to avoid being slowed down.
    • You do not need to keep the supply crates to satisfy the "Collect the pilfered supplies" optional. You can pick them up and then immediately destroy them, if you do not wish to overburden yourself and don't intend to complete the "Return the outpost supplies" optional.
  • To get the Giant's Raiding Force, talk to Sergeant Katani d'Deneith, in the outpost proper. She'll give you a brief history lesson on Stormcleave Outpost if you wish, but if you ask about the gate, the fight will start, which is composed of several waves of 2-3 minotaurs, trolls, or giants.
  • Onyxhorn or Ulagash (but not both) may be found in the first cave.
  • Gorehoof or Nuushmaar (but not both) may be found in the second cave.

External links

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 49 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦182 ♥192 ♠203 )
  • Aggression bonus: 119 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦364 ♥384 ♠405 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 173 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣308 ♦545 ♥577 ♠608 )
  • Conquest bonus: 212 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣514 ♦909 ♥961 ♠1,013 )
  • Mischief bonus: 6 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣164 ♦291 ♥308 ♠324 )
  • Vandal bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦364 ♥384 ♠405 )
  • Ransack bonus: 19
    • Note: 232 total monsters in this quest, but it's a rather massive quest so getting conquest can be very time consuming. or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣308 ♦545 ♥577 ♠608 )


  • Chests: 7 - 9
    • 1 optional for killing Ulagash/Onyxhorn (Giant/Minotaur, they don't always spawn, mutually exclusive, found in the first cave, before the first shrine)
    • 1 for killing Ortadar (Fire Giant)
    • 1 locked chest past the magefire cannon crates, near a tent (Lock DC)
    • 1 for killing Insgadreer (Hill Giant)
    • 1 locked chest at a giant's camp just past Insgadreer (Lock DC)
    • 1 optional for killing Nuushmaar/Gorehoof (Troll/Minotaur, they don't always spawn, mutually exclusive, found in the second cave, before Pious Grew'el)
    • 1 for killing Pious Grew'el (Fire Giant)
    • 1 for killing Lord Helos (Minotaur)
    • 1 at the end for killing General Xanti'lar (Fire Giant)
  • NPC rewards: Standard, Up to ML:7, Choose from 10

Named Chest Drop

Stormcleave Outpost loot


Name(picture) CR Type Race
General Xanti'lar(view)
General Xanti'lar.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Troll
Onyxhorn (monster)(view)
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Pious Grew'el(view)
Pious Grew'el.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Arcane Blackbone(view)
Arcane Blackbone.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Black Wolf(view)
Black Wolf.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Wolf
Blackbone Knight(view)
Blackbone knight.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Blackbone Marksman(view)
Blackbone Marksman.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Fire Giant Champion(view)
Fire Giant Champion.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Fire Giant(view)
Fire Giant.jpg
 ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ●25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Giant Giant
Fire Mephit(view)
Fire Mephit.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite Fire Outsider Mephit
Giant Savage(view)
Giant Savage.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Giant
Greater Air Mephit(view)
Greater Air Mephit.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Air Outsider Mephit
Greater Earth Elemental(view)
Greater Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Greater Fire Mephit(view)
Greater Fire Mephit.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Fire Outsider Mephit
Hill Giant Hunter(view)
Hill Giant Hunter.jpeg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Hill Giant Seer(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Hill Giant(view)
Hill Giant.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Giant
Kobold Chieftain(view)
Kobold Chieftain.jpg
 ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Shaman(view)
Kobold Shaman.jpg
 ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Thrower(view)
Kobold Thrower.jpg
 ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Kobold
Magefire Cannon Parts(view)
Magefire Cannon Parts (box).jpg
0 Construct Inanimate Object
Mephit of Fernia(view)
Mephit of Fernia.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Fire Outsider Mephit
Mephit of Lamannia(view)
Mephit of Lamannia.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠46Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Mephit of Risia(view)
Mephit of Risia.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Air Outsider Mephit
Minotaur Berserker(view)
Minotaur Berserker.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Lord(view)
Minotaur Lord.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Shaman(view)
Minotaur Shaman.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Warrior(view)
Minotaur Warrior.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Night Scorpion(view)
Night Scorpion.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Ogre Leader(view)
Ogre Leader.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Ogre
Ogre Shaman(view)
Ogre Shaman.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Ogre
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Ogre
Troll Chieftain(view)
Troll Chieftain.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Troll
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Troll

The above was automatically compiled via DPL, 04:35:57 cache updated, time elapsed = 0.3429799079895 (please, do not keep reloading this page unless necessary, since it will not load from the cache, it will be re-generated from scratch every time, putting excessive additional load on the server).