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The Curse of Strahd

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The Curse of Strahd
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Tier 3 end game raidIcon tooltip.pngTier 3 end game raid:
  • ML:28 raid loot.
  • Drops +8 ability and +1 Racial AP tomes.
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♦23,655Normal ♥24,225Hard ♠24,795Elite
Takes place in: The Crypts of Castle Ravenloft
Bestowed by: Rudolph van Richten
NPC contact: Rudolph van Richten
Quest acquired in: Blood on the Vine Tavern
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 10
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

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Complete the following chains in order (quests within chains can be completed in any order):


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

Objectives

  • Speak with Van Richten
  • Have Madam Eva read your Cards
  • Obtain the Icon of Ravenloft from Van Richten
  • Obtain the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind from Van Richten
  • Obtain the Sunsword from Van Richten
  • Defeat Rahadin
  • Find Strahd
  • Defeat Strahd

Known Traps

  • Spikes, gust of wind, spell wards on the stairs (17 total)

Tips and Misc

Preparation
Strahd's Grip
  • You cannot move in this position.
  • On your screen, Strahd calls out to you, "It appears that you are stuck. But then your ploy was always a desperate and futile one, in the end."
  • You will be perished from the grip if not removed.
    • Keeping a sentient weapon equipped and the sentient weapon narraration volume up can help you notice when you're gripped, as the sentient weapon will make a remark about being unable to move.
    • If you find yourself gripped, the best course of action is spamming, 'g' into chat, or saying, "I am gripped."
  • The two players with the Icon of Ravenloft and Holy Symbol are responsible for removing grip from affected party members. The Icon and Symbol will remove the grip affect, which will otherwise kill the affected player within seconds. They have 3 uses each, but will quickly regenerate 1 use each time they are fully depleted, assuming you keep them equipped.
    • The trinkets must be equipped before being used, so it's recommended to keep them equipped throughout any portion of the raid in which grip occurs. Keeping them on a hotbar is necessary for using them on party members.
    • An alternative method of protection from the Grip death effect is to use Divine Intervention on a player.
    • The Icon and Symbol cannot be cast on yourself while gripped.
Main Hall
  • Defeat the steward, hate demons, and some dogs.
  • Clear area of trash, which will consist of more of the Greater Shadows of Hate.
  • Bring curse pots as the shadows can stack curses that will do damage.
  • There is a shrine to the east, behind Strahd in Sergei's tomb; it is only accessible during this point of the raid.
  • Exit south (or Dimension Door), then use Dimension Door next to van Richten in entry to proceed to stairs.
Stairs
  • Ascend the heavily trapped staircase. Mind the trash.
  • There's at least one oil patch near the bottom of the steps, so Freedom of Movement is a plus
  • Steel spikes, gusts of wind, spell wards can be disabled.
  • Force spikes cannot be disabled, walk around them.
  • Heavy Gravity in this area means no feather fall. If you must go past a non-disabled air jet trap, try to hug the wall.
  • At the top, the person with Sunblade has to interact with the heart to proceed to the next phase.
  • Climbing the stairs is the best place to get gripped, if fallen behind. You can use the Holy Symbol or Icon to remove this paralyzation.
  • Trap locations are dependent on Card DrawingsDDOCast
In the Heart
  • Party must stay relatively close to where you enter. Do not wander into the mists.
  • Party should focus mostly on killing mobs, not Strahd, as you're not really going to hurt him anyway.
  • After fight, picking up the Sunsword will cause the exit to appear - go the rest of the way up the stairs to proceed to the next part.
Return to Main Hall
Typical Diagram for most groups assigning Crypt Locations
Alternate diagram for assigning crypt search patterns
  • Torches under cards will need to be lit, in the same order as the cards were presented at the beginning of the raid or the raid will fail.
  • Someone will need to tank Strahd while party finds cards in tombs.
  • Note: Most cards are referred by using a coordinate plane. The alternate diagram indicates players start in the north, working to the south.
  • Avoid the red mist in the middle of the room, it will hurt you.
  • Trash should be dealt with quickly, or you end up with nasty mobs of flaming skulls that can quickly wipe the party.
  • Proceed west to enter Strahd's tomb for final fight.
  • Strategic Map, as stand-alone map


Strahd's Tomb
  • Tank and prep brides and Strahd, to be killed together.
  • If a bride is killed separately, she will respawn.
  • Red mist will appear and cover 2/3 of the room - safe spot is random and can be north, south, or center.
  • When Strahd and brides are dead, Sunsword plunged into Strahd in his coffin will finish the raid.
  • DDO Forums - end fight bug discussion thread
  • Update 39: Strahd's Chamber is now a no Dimension Door zone.

Bonus XP

Loot

  • Chests: Strahd Rune drop rates:  ♦64Normal ♥84Hard ♠125Elite
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 11 days
Calamity, a Brush with Death
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Khopesh 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 25 days
Platemail of Strahd
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Heavy Armor 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 11 days
Flow, the Piercer of Hearts
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Rapier 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 11 days
Pain, the Half of Whole
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Dagger 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 2 months and 23 days
Duality, The Moral Compass
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Handwrap 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid chest
  • Update 45.1
  • 8 months and 8 days
Divinity, the Morninglord's Goal
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Bastard Sword 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 25 days
Coat of Van Richten
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Medium Armor 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 27 days
Sanctity, the Morninglord's Keep
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Great Sword 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 26 days
Mantle of Escher
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Robe 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 11 days
Echo of the Sunsword
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Short Sword 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 2 months and 23 days
Echo of The Tome of Strahd
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Orb 28 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire
This is an Exclusive item. You may only carry one at a time.
The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Hands of the Dawn Healer
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Trinket 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 25 days
The Masque
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Goggles 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Warded chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 7 days
Null, the Darkness Without
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Sickle

Main hand:

Off hand:

Either hand:

28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Bell of Warding
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Trinket 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 11 days
Spiral, the Voice of the Elements
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Club 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 9 days
Nocturne, the Song of Night
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Quarterstaff 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, Raid Warded Chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 8 months and 25 days
Storm in a Bottle
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Trinket 28 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire
This is an Exclusive item. You may only carry one at a time.
The Curse of Strahd, Raid Chest
  • Update 46.2.2
  • 4 months and 16 days
Fleetfoot Necklace
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Necklace 28 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Curse of Strahd, End chest, Strahd Rune turn-in
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Anastrasya Karelova(view)
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 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Greater Shadow of Hate(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Living Finger of Death(view)
Living Finger of Death.jpg
CRs missing! Ooze Spell
Ludmilla Vilisvic(view)
Ludmilla Vilisevic.png
 ♦35Epic Normal Undead Vampire
Rahadin(view)
Rahadin.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Shadow of Hate(view)
Shadow of Hate.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Strahd von Zarovich(view)
Strahd.png
 ♦38Epic Normal ♥42Epic Hard ♠68Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Strahd's Animated Armor(view)
Strahds Animated Armor.jpg
 ♦31Epic Normal Construct Animated Object
Torrid Flameskull(view)
Torrid flameskull.png
 ♦32Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Volenta Popofsky(view)
Volenta Popofsky.png
 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Undead Vampire