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Tharashk Arena

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House Tharashk competes with Deneith for mercenary positions in Stormreach and beyond.

Vault of Night adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Vault of Night
Tharashk Arena
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: 21
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,135Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦2,004Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2,116Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠2,228Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣5,725Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦9,861Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10,180Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠10,499Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Tharashk Arena
Bestowed by: Dirge of Karrnath
NPC contact: Dirge of Karrnath
Quest acquired in: House Kundarak
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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After speaking to Marek Malcanus to get the Vault of Night started. Marek will ask you to persuade his disbanded mercenary group, The Laughing Knives, to reform. First member on the list is Arms Master Dirge of Karrnath who is arguing with a bugbear to the South. He requests that you obtain the famous Oath of Droaam Axe before he will rejoin the Laughing Knives.

Once you successfully complete this quest, Dirge of Karrnath will be on the team and you can then speak to Marek again to move on to the second part, Prison of the Mind.

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


  • Find House Tharashk's secret arena
  • Speak with the registrar about fighting as a gladiator
  • Gain access to the Halls of Strife
  • Find the key to Ready Room One
  • Replace the gladiators in Ready Room One
  • Defeat the kobold and ogre gladiators
  • Defeat the minotaur and mephit gladiators
  • Defeat the combined wave of gladiators
  • Defeat Deadheart the Unbeaten and his sidekick
  • Seize the Oath of Droaam from the Arena pedestal
  • (Optional) Speak with Dirge's drow contact — Bonus (0%): Heroic( ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 ) Epic( ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Angog the Champion — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣114 ♦200 ♥212 ♠223 ) Epic( ♣573 ♦986 ♥1,018 ♠1,050 )
  • (Optional) Learn the password for the Halls of Strife — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣57 ♦100 ♥106 ♠111 ) Epic( ♣286 ♦493 ♥509 ♠525 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Myr'dril — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣170 ♦301 ♥317 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣859 ♦1,479 ♥1,527 ♠1,575 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the drunken ogres - Kill 4 — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣114 ♦200 ♥212 ♠223 ) Epic( ♣573 ♦986 ♥1,018 ♠1,050 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Urgol's troll enforcers - Kill 4 — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣114 ♦200 ♥212 ♠223 ) Epic( ♣573 ♦986 ♥1,018 ♠1,050 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Enforcer Smashjaw — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣170 ♦301 ♥317 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣859 ♦1,479 ♥1,527 ♠1,575 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Grogan the Promoter — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣170 ♦301 ♥317 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣859 ♦1,479 ♥1,527 ♠1,575 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Tips and Misc

The drow, halfway to the arena, can give you the password to the ready room area if you pay him some gold. Be careful because that drow can become hostile if you attempt to intimidate and fail (Intimidate 11 failed on HN; 44 failed on HE). Even if you don't buy the password from the drow, a good Bluff skill can help to avoid at least one fight.

Note: You can first pay Myr'dril for the password and then choose to kill him for both optional XP awards. If you do fight him without getting the password first, when it comes time to use the password you will have to fight the nearby guards. Defeating the guards will then gain you access into the ready room area. Of course, you can bypass him all together and just fight the guards.

Epic Note: None of the spectators or the six hobgoblins at the beginning of the quest scale on epic, so they can be safely ignored or dispatched with one shot.

Once you fight your way into the arena, there will be four rounds as follows:

  1. Ogres and kobold shamans
  2. Minotaurs and air mephits
  3. Ogres, kobold shamans, minotaurs, and air mephits
  4. A very tough named troll and his less tough troll "sidekick"

On rounds two and three, it helps to look through the gates and find the one where the minotaurs are walking up. You can then run through when it opens and kill them separately so they won't keep knocking you down while you face everything. This tactic also works for the mephits if you want to take them out first. On epic, running through the south-west room during the first round lets you challenge the ogre mage Unkor (from Chains of Flame) to a duel, thus removing him from the third round.

Also the named troll has a lot of HP, regenerates very fast, and hits fairly hard. It's easy to take out his sidekick first and then concentrate on him. You will have to be able to do a lot of damage quickly or use fire/acid to take him down.

His club has a chance to proc Otto's Irresistable Dance when he strikes you so beware.. The best counters against this are either not getting hit (AC, Displace, Cloudkill) or break enchantment (removes the dance).

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 77 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣114 ♦200 ♥212 ♠223 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 101 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣170 ♦301 ♥317 ♠334 )
  • Mischief bonus: 47 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣91 ♦160 ♥169 ♠178 )
  • Vandal bonus: 62 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣114 ♦200 ♥212 ♠223 )
  • Ransack bonus: 76 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣170 ♦301 ♥317 ♠334 )


  • Chests: 2 (3 Epic)
    • One behind a locked door (Door may be picked [Epic Normal and Epic Elite; Open Lock DC: 90], and Grogan holds the key)
    • One at Air Mephits' ready room
    • Epic chest is rewarded in addition to these chests at quest completion in the arena. Contains fragments and a chance at epic seals.
  • Collectables: 1
    • Adventurer's Pack in Arena
    • Crude Altar in Ready Room Five
  • NPC rewards: Standard


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Air Mephit Gladiator(view)
Air Mephit Gladiator.jpg
 ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Angog the Champion(view)
Angog the Champion.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Deadheart Pack Wolf(view)
Deadheart Pack Wolf.jpg
 ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠46Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Animal Wolf
Deadheart the Unbeaten(view)
Deadheart the Unbeaten, Deadheart's Sidekick.jpg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠50Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Troll
Deadheart's Sidekick(view)
Deadheart the Unbeaten, Deadheart's Sidekick.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Giant Troll
Drunken Ogre(view)
Drunken Ogre.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠43Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Ogre
Elder Air Elemental(view)
Elder Air Elemental.jpg
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Elemental Air Elemental
Enforcer Smashjaw(view)
Enforcer Smashjaw.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠48Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Troll
Fury-Horn Minotaur(view)
Fury-Horn Minotaur.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Fury-Horn Shaman(view)
Fury-Horn Shaman.jpg
 ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠50Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Grogan the Promoter(view)
Grogan the Promoter.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦26Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠60Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Hobgoblin Spectator(view)
Hobgoblin Spectator.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦11Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Kobold Spectator(view)
Kobold Spectator.jpg
 ♣?Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦11Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Krusher Kobold(view)
Krusher Kobold.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Kobold
Lurking Brute(view)
Lurking Brute.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Lurking Thug(view)
Lurking Thug.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Ogre
Maelstrom Mephit(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Air Outsider Mephit
Master Myr'dril(view)
Master Myr'dril.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Minotaur Page(view)
Minotaur Page.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦16Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Spectator(view)
Minotaur Spectator.jpg
 ♣?Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦11Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Mudwallow Ogre Mage(view)
Mudwallow Ogre Mage.jpg
 ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Ogre
Mudwallow Ogre(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Ogre
Paragon Kobold Shaman(view)
Paragon Kobold Shaman.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Reptilian Paragon Kobold
Troll Enforcer(view)
Troll Enforcer.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Giant Troll
Troll Gladiator(view)
Troll Gladiator.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Troll

Skill DCs