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The Archons' Trial

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The Archons' Trial is the 1st quest in the War of the Archons story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
The Archons' Trial • Demon Assault • The Devil's Details


The Archons of Shavarath would make formidable allies for the Gatekeepers. Yet the Celestials will only give their aid to those who prove themselves worthy.

Trials of the Archons adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Trials of the Archons
The Archons' Trial
Heroic level: 13
Epic level: 30
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,999Solo/Casual ♦5,233Normal ♥5,466Hard ♠5,700Elite
Epic XP:  ♣15,332Solo/Casual ♦26,220Normal ♥26,884Hard ♠27,550Elite
Takes place in: Citadel of the Dawn
Bestowed by: Jalena
NPC contact: Jalena
Quest acquired in: Amrath
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Archons wish to test whether you have what it takes to make a worthy ally. Travel to the Citadel of the Dawn and undergo the Archons' trials.


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

Objectives

Known Traps

Heroic: Trap DCs; Epic: Trap DCs

  • Trial of Agility – Mechanic's path
    • 3 Locked Doors
    • Spike Trap, first door
    • Blade trap, on Stairs
    • Electrical Trap, corridor after stairs
    • Electrical Trap, corridor before locked door
  • Trial of Agility – Alternative route to Mechanic's Path
    • Electrical floor
  • Trial of Intelligence
    • Electrical floor

Tips and Misc

1st Puzzle
2nd Puzzle
3rd Puzzle
The Entry to the Hall with Tile Puzzles
  • The Mechanic's Path additionally contains several waves of monsters, while the alternate path does not.
  • After the Third Puzzle in the Test of Intelligence (see right), there is what looks like a 4th, an absurdly easy 1-piece puzzle – but it's not. If you "solve" it, two things happen – the floor becomes electrified, and simultaneously you have one more fight. Instead, or if you solve this trap-puzzle (and are told "You chose poorly..."), there is a tiny button on the left side of the exit gateway to the Test of Strength.
  • The lantern archons will spam searing lights, and the trumpet archons love using blade barrier and flamestrike.
  • Evil weapons will help the end fight, which is against good Archons. On Elite difficulty, Rhi'enne the Planetar has extremely high DR/Evil.
  • The Jariliths and Reavers on Heroic Elite have DRs upwards to 45 for their respective weapons – be sure to bring weapons to bypass their DR.
  • Bug: If you die and release at any point in the quest, it will automatically reset (no 5 minute timer).
  • Bug: During the Trial of Endurance, a Shavarath Hezrou has the potential to spawn or get stuck inside a wall, with no way to deal damage to it, softlocking you in the dungeon, as you need to eliminate every enemy in order to despawn the portals to advance.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 158+ or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣600 ♦1,047 ♥1,093 ♠1,140 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣900 ♦1,570 ♥1,640 ♠1,710 )
  • Mischief bonus: 29 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣240 ♦419 ♥437 ♠456 )
  • Vandal bonus: 48 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣300 ♦523 ♥547 ♠570 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • One in the Mechanic's path (behind at least one locked door; may also be locked itself); on a platform above the room with the first shrine, so may be possible to get there without a rogue.
    • One after the Trial of Endurance, on the upper platform after the locked portcullis.
    • One at the end, with named loot.
  • Collectables: 4
    • Reagents Cabinet on the Mechanic's Path
    • Rubble in the tar in the Trial of Agility
    • Rubble at the top of the stairs in the Trial of Endurance
    • Cabinet near the shrine after the Trial of Endurance
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Arm of the Archons
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Rune Arm  13 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
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  • 1 year, 11 months, and 18 days
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Token of the Proven
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Trinket  13 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
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Light Unending
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Quarterstaff  13 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
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  • 1 year, 8 months, and 10 days
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Halcyonia
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Helm  13 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
Scraps of Enlightenment
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Handwrap  13 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 1 year, 11 months, and 18 days
  • BugTime
Epic Token of the Proven
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Trinket  28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 16 days
  • BugTime
Epic Light Unending
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Quarterstaff  28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 10 days
  • BugTime
Epic Halcyonia
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Helm  28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
Epic Scraps of Enlightenment
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Handwrap  28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
Epic Arm of the Archons
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Rune Arm  28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Archons' Trial, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Astral Deva( view
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♠39Epic Elite Good Outsider Angel
Fiendish Troglodyte Guard( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Fiendish Troll Crusher( view
Fiendish Troll Crusher.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠21Elite ♠58Epic Elite Giant Troll
Infernal Bat( view
Infernal Bat.jpg
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 ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠54Epic Elite Animal Bat
Lantern Archon (Shavarath)( view
Lantern Archon Shavarath.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Good Outsider Angel
Rhi'enne the Planetar( view
Rhi'enne the Planetar.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Good Outsider Angel
Shavarath Bebilith( view
Shavarath Bebilith.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♠41Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Dretch( view
Shavarath Dretch.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Fire Reaver( view
Shavarath Fire Reaver.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Fleshrender( view
Shavarath Fleshrender.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Hellhound( view
Shavarath Hellhound.png
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Shavarath Hezrou( view
Shavarath Hezrou.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♠39Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Ice Flenser( view
Shavarath Ice Flenser.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Jarilith( view
Shavarath Jarilith.jpg
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 ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Tiefling Adept( view
Tiefling Adept.png
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Tiefling Marksman( view
Tiefling Marksman.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♠38Epic Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Trumpet Archon( view
Trumpet Archon.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♠39Epic Elite Good Outsider Angel

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