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Tempest's Spine

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The mountains of Tempest's Spine are home to a storm giant, Sor'jek the Summoner. He does not take kindly to unexpected guests.

Tempest's Spine
Heroic level: 10
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♦6,484Normal ♥6,819Hard ♠7,155Elite
Epic XP: Legendary Tempest's Spine
Takes place in: Tempest's Spine
Bestowed by: Chamberlain Cyrese Embree
NPC contact: Chamberlain Cyrese Embree
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Tempest's Spine is a Raid. Unlike other raids in DDO, there is no raid timer, so you may re-run the quest at any time. This is the second lowest-level raid by level. The Chronoscope is the lowest, at level 6. However, Tempest's Spine is also Free to Play.

Flagging

  • No flagging is required for this raid.
Tempest's Spine Outdoor Area
Tempest's Spine Walkthrough
Tempest's Spine puzzle

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

Objectives

  • Defeat the storm giant summoner, Sor'jek Incanni
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune in the Lair of Fire and Ice — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune hidden in a flooded tunnel — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Obtain access to the rune in the Bridge of the Inevitable — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Kill Ranger A'tchkar — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Kill Sorcerer Vyikkus — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Kill Zerisenz — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Kill Wizard Llyndarus — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • (Optional) Purge the Mountaintop of foes — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♦1,297 ♥1,364 ♠1,431 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Puzzle (mandatory: tile puzzle)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Rune (mandatory: requires an INT check of  ♠20+Elite)
  • Levers (mandatory: require a STR check of  ♠20Elite)
  • Locked doors (can be knocked/picked or can be skipped by going outside. There is an exterior entrance at roughly 2 o'clock on the mountain that leads inside behind the locked door.)
  • Monsters that have to be killed almost simultaneously (mandatory: 2, a Fire Reaver and an Ice Flenser)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spinning Blades
  • Fire
  • Spikes (Rune that opens the dark barrier after defeating A'tchkar)
  • Acid (Bridge to Inevitable)
  • Poison (Bridge to the Inevitable)

Tips and Misc

  • Tempest's Spine is often the first raid for new players. An experienced guide using voice chat is almost essential to a successful PUG raid party. If you are new to this raid, do be sure to speak up, and follow the leader's instruction.
  • The raid is filled with fire-damaging enemies. Resist fire damage spells/items are a must.
  • Several enemies will use poison.
  • Several enemies (anticipate to meet two beholders throughout the caves) can cast Destruction or other death spells. Deathblock items may help. Death Ward may be insufficient due to numerous dispel magic enemies (Beholder, Drow Death Prophet)
    • Giant Soothsayers can cast Destruction. Even if resisted, it will do over 250+ damage on hard mode and higher.
    • Drow Death Prophets can cast Slay and Dispel.
  • There is a very long dive in the quest. An underwater action item will be helpful. Most common strategy to solve this swim 'maze' is to keep the wall to your right.
  • Lair of Fire and Ice:
    • Some regard this part even harder than the final encounter. The Ice Flenser and the Fire Reaver at the ends of the two tunnels need to be slain almost simultaneously (within 30 seconds of each other).
    • A common strategy is everyone staying inside the main chamber, while someone pulls or lures the Ice Flenser down first. Once the Flenser approaches, mages will drop Wall of Fire spells to kill the Flenser, then the party hurries down the other tunnel to kill the Fire Reaver.
    • Obtain Olipar Rune goes in left most vase to stop his regen
  • Underwater passage:
  • Pass to Inevitable:
    • Obtain Talen Rune goes in right most vase to stop fire immunity
  • On the final boss:
    • Clerics that cast Freedom of Movement, Resist Electricity, Resist Sonic, and Death Ward are very helpful.
    • Remove Feather Falling gear before the final encounter. This will have you fall down faster if you get blown away by Sor'jek, and improve your chance of landing back onto the summit or the high mountainside instead of drifting away from the mountain to strange corners of the map where retrieval is difficult.
    • When you enter the boss room, you must talk to Talf Halfspear to start the puzzle.
    • Much like the final boss in Stormcleave Outpost, Sor'jek is a purple-named monster who is virtually impossible to fight or kill without solving the puzzle (which powers off his weather control ability) and using the runes you should have collected along the way. Runes control various of his abilities such as fast regeneration (full heal at half health, leftmost vase), DRIcon tooltip.pngDamage Reduction 100/-: Reduces all physical damage by 100. 100/-, and fire immunity. He can always be damaged by sonic damage and some weapon procs such as Pure Good.
    • (At least in Elite) Sor'jek Incanni will eventually perform a full health refill. Cut him down as quickly as possible if you see he has regained his weather control ability.
  • At the end of the raid, a dimension door appears next to the entrance of the raid taking players to the top of the mountain for the end chests.
  • Refer to Videos for useful guides on navigating throughout this quest.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 66 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♦324 ♥341 ♠358 )
  • Aggression bonus: circa 119 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • Conquest bonus: 268 on elite or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♦1,621 ♥1,705 ♠1,789 )
  • Mischief bonus: 49 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♦519 ♥546 ♠572 )
  • Vandal bonus: 60 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♦648 ♥682 ♠716 )
  • Ransack bonus: 77 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♦973 ♥1,023 ♠1,073 )

Loot

  • Chests: Ten minimum, thirteen possible
    • Two in "Fire and Ice."
    • One to the left through the door right after the fire elemental trap.
    • One just before underwater swim for killing Clay Golem.
    • One for killing a Clay Golem in a pocket to the right of the underwater swim.
    • One to the left side of the first Beholder encounter for killing the Clay Golem.
    • One near the shrine for killing the first Beholder.
    • One near resurrection shrine for killing the Inevitable.
    • Two after slaying Sor'jek Incanni for completion of the quest.
    • Three possible orange-named bosses that can spawn a chest each.
  • NPC rewards: Random item

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Eternal Wand of Charm Monster
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Eternal wand  1 UnboundIcon tooltip.pngUnbound: This item is Unbound, and may take permanent damage. Tempest's Spine, Any chest except endchests
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Elemental Mithral Breastplate
Elemental Mithral Breastplate.png
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Breastplate  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, End Chest
Star of Irian
Star of Irian.png
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Morningstar  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Beholder chest
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Nightblade
Nightblade.png
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Falchion  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Zerisenz Chest
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Shining Adamantine Plate
Shining Adamantine Plate.png
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Full Plate  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, right end chest
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Robe of Potency
Robe of Potency.png
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Robe  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Vyikkus' Chest
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Robe of Arcane Puissance
Robe of Arcane Puissance.png
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Robe  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, End Chest
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Robe of Arcane Power[[File:|300px|center|link=Item:Robe of Arcane Power]](edit) Robe  8 UnboundIcon tooltip.pngUnbound: This item is Unbound, and may take permanent damage. Tempest's Spine, Unknown Chest
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Platemail of Giants
Platemail of Giants.png
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Full Plate  8 UnboundIcon tooltip.pngUnbound: This item is Unbound, and may take permanent damage. Tempest's Spine, End Chest
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Imbued Darkleaf Banded Armor
Imbued Darkleaf Banded Armor.png
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Banded Mail  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, End Chest
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Gleaming Adamantine Plate
Gleaming Adamantine Plate.png
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Full Plate  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, left end chest
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Full Plate of Giants
Full Plate of Giants.png
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Full Plate  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, End Chest
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Enchanted Darkleaf Banded Armor
Enchanted Darkleaf Banded Armor.png
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Banded Mail  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Right End Chest
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Maelstrom
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Great Axe  8 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Fire and Ice Chest
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Choker of the Silver Tongue
Choker of the Silver Tongue.png
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Necklace  9 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Fire and Ice chest
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Cloak of Invisibility
Cloak of Invisibility.png
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Cloak  9 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, A'tchkar's chest
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Goggles of Perception
Goggles of Perception.png
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Goggles  9 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Tempest's Spine, Inevitable's Chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
A'tchkar( view
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 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite ♥38Epic Hard ♠61Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Beholder( view
Beholder.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♠66Epic Elite Aberration Beholder
Blackbone Marksman( view
Blackbone Marksman.jpg
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Undead Skeleton
Clay Golem( view
Clay Golem.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Construct Golem
Drow Assassin( view
Drow Assassin.jpg
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 ♦10Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Barbarian Shaman( view
Drow Barbarian Shaman.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Blackguard( view
Drow Blackguard.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Captain( view
Drow Captain.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Death Priest( view
Drow Death Priest.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Fighter/Wizard( view
Drow Fighter Wizard.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Necromancer (Eberron)( view
Drow Necromancer (Eberron).jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♠17Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Paladin( view
Drow Paladin.jpg
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 ♦13Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Prophet( view
Drow Prophet.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♠17Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Scorpion Cleric( view
Drow Scorpion Cleric.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Scorpion Wizard( view
Drow Scorpion Wizard.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Scorpion( view
Drow Scorpion.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠16Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Enraged Rust Monster( view
Enraged Rust Monster.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♠9Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Fire Giant Champion( view
Fire Giant Champion.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Giant
Fire Giant Slayer( view
Fire Giant Slayer.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♠22Elite Giant Giant
Fire Giant( view
Fire Giant.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ●25Epic Giant Giant
Fire Reaver( view
Fire Reaver.jpg
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 ♦12/14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦15Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Flesh Render( view
Flesh Render.png
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 ♦12/14Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Greater Fire Elemental( view
Greater Fire Elemental.jpg
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Elemental Fire Elemental
Greater Fire Mephit( view
Greater Fire Mephit.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♥27Epic Hard OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Greater Ice Mephit( view
Monster Greater Ice Mephit.jpeg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Hill Giant Soothsayer( view
Hill Giant Soothsayer.jpg
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 ♦16Normal Giant Giant
Huge Rust Monster( view
Huge Rust Monster.jpg
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 ♦8Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Ice Flenser( view
Ice Flenser.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Inevitable( view
Inevitable.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♠22Elite ♥38Epic Hard Construct Golem
Iron Golem( view
Iron Golem.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♥30Epic Hard Construct Golem
Large Rust Monster( view
Large Rust Monster.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠11Elite ♥28Epic Hard Aberration Rust Monster
Llyndarus( view
Llyndarus.jpg
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 ♠16Elite Elf Drow Elf
Mephit of Fernia( view
Mephit of Fernia.jpg
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Mephit of Risia( view
Mephit of Risia.jpg
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Sor'jek Incanni( view
Sor'jek Incanni.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠20Elite ♥45Epic Hard ♠66Epic Elite Giant Giant
Thaarak Hound( view
Thaarak Hound.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Vyikkus( view
Vyikkus.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥38Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Zerisenz( view
Zerisenz.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite ♥38Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf

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