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Stromvauld's Mine

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Drow of Xen'drik worship Vulkoor, a god that exalts the forces of trickery, destruction and war.

Stromvauld's Mine
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,557Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦2,752Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2,908Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,064Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Stromvauld's Mine
Bestowed by: Laird Stromvauld
NPC contact: Laird Stromvauld
Quest acquired in: Anvilfire Inn
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
M stromvauld's mine.png
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Laird Stromvauld's engineers have gone missing. After two parties failed to return from their expeditions, no one has been willing to enter the mine to discern their whereabouts. Unwilling to write his men off, Stromvauld has hired you to search for any traces of the engineers missing within the mine.

Note: This quest is located in House Deneith within the Anvilfire Inn, even though the patron is House Kundarak.

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


  • Locate the missing engineers (11 total)
  • Defeat the drow leader, Xandria Lok'kalerin
  • Free the chief engineer
  • (Optional) Collect the remaining rare gems (5 total) — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣623 ♦1,101 ♥1,163 ♠1,226 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the elementals (4 Greater Earth Elementals) — Bonus (25%): Heroic( ♣389 ♦688 ♥727 ♠766 )
  • (Optional) Kill Milos Baron — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )
  • (Optional) Kill Boro Charldon — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )
  • (Optional) Kill Deqren Marzat — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣311 ♦550 ♥582 ♠613 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Stat check (optional: 1 lever that requires a STR check)
  • Quest item collection (mandatory: 11 corpses and optional: 5 gems)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

Five total. Several fire traps (furnaces); one wind gust, panel is in the rocks on the climb up; one lightning, panel is on the near side. Many can be disabled, avoid walking in front of things that look like they can shoot fire (furnace).

Tips and Misc

  • The Drow Hunters do extra cold damage; the Drow Wizards use Lightning Bolt, and there are flame traps and (possibly, see below) fire elementals.
  • The optionals can more than double your final XP and are well worth doing; in particular, the three optional boss fights are fairly easy (you can range them from higher up).
  • The gate to the earth elementals are opened with a strength based lever. STR needed to open: 19.
  • The earth elementals can be an extremely tough battle; all four wake up as soon as you open the chest, and at least one will be close enough to attack immediately. The loot in the chest is decent, however, as is the XP bonus.
  • The "missing engineers" that you need to find are corpses, and the first are not until the upper level of the first large room. They can be hard to spot from a distance since they are almost the same color as the floor in many cases. Keep a careful eye out for them; Q (the default key for selecting interactables) is your friend.
  • The optional missing gems spawn in random locations; keep your eyes open as they are worth a full 40% of your base XP.
  • Once you descend down the ladder to the room where the first drow peasants are laboring away, two Greater Fire Elementals will spawn if you climb back up the ladder.
  • The southern chest in the last room is three levels above the ground floor.
  • The final objective, "free the chief engineer", doesn't appear in your objectives list until you open the gate at the end of the quest

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 37 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦275 ♥291 ♠306 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 49 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣234 ♦413 ♥436 ♠460 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦275 ♥291 ♠306 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣467 ♦826 ♥872 ♠919 )
  • Mischief bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣125 ♦220 ♥233 ♠245 )
  • Vandal bonus: 43 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣156 ♦275 ♥291 ♠306 )
  • Ransack bonus: 53 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣234 ♦413 ♥436 ♠460 )


  • NPC rewards: In the +2 / +3 range


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Xandria Lok'kalerin(view)
Xandria Lok'kalerin.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Boro Charldon(view)
Boro Charldon.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Deqren Marzat(view)
Deqren Marzat.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Milos Baran(view)
Milos Baran.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Death Stalker(view)
Death Stalker.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Drow Barbarian Shaman(view)
Drow Barbarian Shaman.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Barbarian(view)
Drow Barbarian.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Bard(view)
Drow Bard.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Captain(view)
Drow Captain.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Guardian(view)
Drow Guardian.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Hunter(view)
Drow Hunter.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Man-at-Arms(view)
Drow Man-at-Arms.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Peasant(view)
Drow Peasant.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Priest(view)
Drow Priest.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Slayer(view)
Drow Slayer.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warrior(view)
Drow Warrior.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14/25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Wizard(view)
Drow Wizard.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13/25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥20Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Greater Earth Elemental(view)
Greater Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Greater Fire Elemental(view)
Greater Fire Elemental.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Fire Elemental
Large Rust Monster(view)
Large Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Monarch Scorpion(view)
Monarch Scorpion.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Night Scorpion(view)
Night Scorpion.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion

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External Links

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