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The Depths of Darkness

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Delve into the Deneith sewers in search of Gribbik Snarlfang, the hobgoblin chief.

The Depths of Darkness
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣448Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦802Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥856Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠910Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Depths of Darkness
Bestowed by: Giggs Elorreathi
NPC contact: Giggs Elorreathi
Quest acquired in: Hammersmith's Inn
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Giggs Elorreathi has asked that you enter the second level of the sewers beneath House Deneith and slay Grabbik Snarlfang.

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  • Slay Grabbik Snarlfang
  • Explore the sewer below House Deneith
  • (Optional) Locate the entrance to sewer level 3 — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣22 ♦40 ♥43 ♠46 )
  • (Optional) Slay Fellswipe the Shieldbane — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )
  • (Optional) Slay Olcani Spiritshaker — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )
  • (Optional) Slay Ironfist Patchfur — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )

What to Expect

Known Traps

Trap DCs

Search & Spot DCs

  • Fire trap in the first eastern passage, at the northern end of the puddle; control box is to the north.
  • Acid trap in the second eastern passage at the u-bend; control box is in the middle, on the protrusion.

Tips and Misc

  • This is the second quest of 4 related quests. While each quest must be obtained, and rewarded, individually, the quest givers are all clustered at the same table in the Hammersmith's Inn. Each quest may be entered separately from House Deneith, or done in sequence. The order of the 4 quests is
  • After Gribbik's room, there is an entrance to sewer level three, The Depths of Discord
  • The first loop is clearly meant to be run clockwise; the closed door in the western passage is opened by killing the two regular troglodytes to the south (the troglodyte shaman can be sneaked past, if desired), and the control box for the fire trap is to the west (which would be past the trap if you go counter-clockwise). There's more than enough of a delay to run past the trap in either direction; however, you can't open that closed door from the south.
  • After you open the secret door (from either side of it) to the east of where you start, two hobgoblin infiltrators spawn and rush the door.
  • After you open the chest by the necromancer (at the third junction), a skeleton swordsman and skeleton archer rise out of the ground.
  • Fellswipe the Shieldbane, Ironfist Patchfur, or Olcani Spiritshaker may appear either down either dead-end, or the northern corridor of the loop north of it.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 26 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 34 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦120 ♥128 ♠137 )
  • Conquest bonus: 41 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣112 ♦201 ♥214 ♠228 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )
  • Mischief bonus: 14 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦64 ♥68 ♠73 )
  • Vandal bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣45 ♦80 ♥86 ♠91 )
  • Ransack bonus: 23 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦120 ♥128 ♠137 )


  • Chests: 4
    • 1 in the first eastern passage, in the southeast corner
    • 1 at the third junction, near the necromancer
    • 1 down the western dead end, behind a locked door
    • 1 at the end for killing Gribbik Snarlfang
  • Collectables: Six
    • Mushroom in the eastern section of the first loop (near the fire trap)
    • Mushroom in the northeast section of the first loop
    • Rubble down the western dead-end, past the locked door
    • Rubble down the eastern dead-end
    • Two cabinets in Gribbik's room, one up either ladder and across the walkway
  • NPC rewards: Standard


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Fellswipe the Shieldbane(view)
Fellswipe the Shieldbane.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Gribbik Snarlfang(view)
Gribbik Snarlfang.jpg
 ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Ironfist Patchfur(view)
Ironfist Patchfur.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Olcanni Spiritshaker(view)
Olcanni Spiritshaker.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Ghast
Glass Spider(view)
Glass Spider.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Spider
Gray Ooze(view)
Gray Ooze.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Ooze Gray Ooze
Hobgoblin Cleric(view)
Hobgoblin Cleric.jpeg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Infiltrator(view)
Hobgoblin Infiltrator.jpeg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Slayer(view)
Hobgoblin Slayer.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Witch Doctor(view)
Hobgoblin Witch Doctor.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Huge Violet Slime(view)
Huge Violet Slime.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Ooze Violet Slime
Human Necromancer(view)
Human Necromancer.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Medium Earth Elemental(view)
Medium Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Minotaur Warrior(view)
Minotaur Warrior.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Rust Monster(view)
Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Skeleton Archer(view)
Skeleton Archer.jpeg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥29 - 31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Swordsman(view)
Skeleton Swordsman.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Veteran(view)
Skeleton Veteran.jpg
 ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
QL1: ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥0.50Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠2Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL2: ♦0.5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL3: ♦0.5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL?: ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal Undead Skeleton
Troglodyte Shaman(view)
Troglodyte Shaman.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Troglodyte
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Reptilian Troglodyte
QL2: ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL3: ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Wight

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