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The Dryad and the Demigod

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You follow Hermia's directions to the valley. Hyrsam has invited you to witness his musical plea to the mysterious Door to Faraway. He promises a performance that will change the Feywild forever.

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The Dryad and the Demigod
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Tier 4 end game raidIcon tooltip.pngTier 4 end game raid:
  • ML:29 raid loot.
  • Drops +8 ability tomes and Tomes of Fate +3.
Duration: long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♦41,182Normal ♥42,179Hard ♠43,177Elite
Takes place in: Valley of the Door
Bestowed by: Hermia
NPC contact: Hermia
Quest acquired in: Wynwood Hall
Patron: The Summer Court
Base favor: 10
Purchase: Fables of the Feywild
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Hermia, Hyrsam's loyal messenger, has been looking for you on his behalf to invite you to some special event. Seek out the Owl by the Valley of the Door to Faraway.

Flagging

This raid does not require flagging. If you have not visited Wynwood Hall before on your current life, you will need to run there through the wilderness, unless your soul is bound there.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Break Hyrsam's control of the gate
  • Prepare your group then speak with Hawthorn to challenge Hyrsam
  • Balance the South East Door Stones
  • Balance the South West Door Stones
  • Balance the North East Door Stones
  • Balance the North West Door Stones
  • Rally to Hawthorn
  • Defeat the Fomorian King
  • Protect Hawthorn from Corruption
  • (Optional) Contain the Fire Beetle swarm — no XP
  • (Optional) Deal with the Vorpal Chipmunk — no XP
  • (Optional) Stop the Giant Bear — no XP

What to Expect

  • Protection mission (but not escort mission.) If Hawthorn's corruption reaches 100% due to being trampled by unicorns the raid will fail.

Tips and Misc

Puzzle solutions
  • The raid doesn't lock out until after speaking to Hawthorn and challenging Hyrsam, allowing you to buff and assign teams.
  • There are four groups of stones, in the South East; South West; North West; and North East.
  • A random number of the 4 puzzle guardians will be inactive upon approach rather than attacking on sight. These can be Bluffed and the fight avoided.
  • Bluff DC:
    • Normal:  ♦75Epic Normal (74:Fail; 75:Success)
    • Hard:  ♥80Epic Hard (79:Fail; 80:Success)
    • Elite and Reaper, all Guardians are always active.

This raid takes place on a large meadow.

Firstly, although it is not marked as a failure objective, you will lose this raid if Hawthorne is corrupted. Hawthorne has a chance to gain 10% Corruption every time a Corrupted Unicorn attacks her. While over 90% health, she reduces her Corruption level over time (in practice, she has so much health that this rarely stops happening.) If she ever reaches 100% Corruption, it's game over.

Fortunately, the Corrupted Unicorns are easily distracted by a tanky character. Some extra trash mobs will spawn around Hawthorne if a player engages the Unicorns; these cannot hurt her, although it might be worth keeping an instakiller around to get rid of them.

Separate your group into two teams:

  • One small team in the center can defend Hawthorn (usually by tanking 3 unicorns + killing some trash).
  • The second team runs off to solve 4 puzzles + deals with optional opponents spawning from the portal (beetles, chipmunk, bear). This team should include a bluffer on difficulties below elite. On elite and higher, all guardians must be killed.
    • The Guardians can inflict a crippling set of debuffs on all nearby players unless being actively engaged in melee. Bring a melee tank with group 2.

Puzzle solution: All puzzles can be solved by pressing buttons 12342, unless the leftmost stone is lit, then it is 44321.

Phase 1: Send the puzzle team to the SE corner to do the puzzle. After the puzzle is done, there is usually a long wait before Hyrsam will start talking. Several waves of fire beetles will eventually come out of the door. After the first wave, the barrier to the SW is unlocked. On difficulties below elite, you can send a small group with a bluffer to do the puzzle while everyone else kills the beetles. Phase 2 will start once the fire beetle swarm is contained and the SW puzzle is solved.

  • A couple of beetles can be allowed to escape without failing the objective.

Phase 2: A chipmunk will come out of the portal. This fight is comparatively easy, and should be over quickly. The barrier to the NE stones will be unlocked shortly. After the NE stones are balanced, phase 3 will start.

Phase 3: A giant bear will come out of the portal. Importantly, it has a roar that seems to cover a large area and can reach all the way to Hawthorne. The roar does more damage the farther away you are and can easily one shot you even on hard difficulty. Try to kill this bear fast; if it does start roaring, try to get behind it. If you're worried your DPS isn't up to this fight, you can leave the bear to escape, although this forfeits an end chest (don't do this without consulting your party first.) The barrier to the NW stones will be unlocked shortly. After the NW stones are balanced, everyone will be teleported to Hawthorne for the last phase. (Anyone dead at the point the call goes out will be given an automatic Raise Dead as a courtesy measure, as there's almost no time to heal before the final phase.)

Phase 4: The Fomorian King will fight the party with Scath. Have someone kite Scath around while someone tanks the king and faces him away from the party. As he gets low on HP, he will call for help from Hyrsam. He is unkillable and will not die at zero HP, you have to wait for the cutscene to finish playing before the raid will end. Scath can be killed but she has high HP and is usually just kited.

Defend Hawthorn, kill trash and occasional bosses, solve puzzles, win.

Special mechanic: Hyrsam occasionally plays a fairly lethal song, asking you to move as he plays. Watch out for DM text and arrows above your character's head and move accordingly: Strafe left, strafe right, run forward, run back. Your character does not actually have to move (you can bump into an obstacle, that's not a problem), and you can also turn around while doing the moves. If you fail to move as commanded, your character takes significant damage.

Tips for tanking:

  • You don't need to actually tank the horses, kiting works too. Intimidate or ranged DPS is recommended to pull back horses who wander off (they are teleporting)
  • The horses deal a massive amount of evil damage. Alignment or Evil absorb items help, as well as high MRR.
  • The horses can knock you down, having some sort of knockdown immunity is advised.
  • The horses have a special aura, that dispells and blocks the Death Ward spell making you immune to it, while they also deal negative damage and drain levels.
  • Energy drain immunities all work, such as:

Bonus XP

Loot

  • Chests: 1–2; both contain raid runes, threads, and chance for named loot
  • 1 end chest guaranteed
  • 1 possible for doing optionals; may be Greater Feytwisted (note that items are not guaranteed for everyone, unlike regular Feytwisted chests; however, runes & threads are.)
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Blood of Blossoms
Blood of Blossoms.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
The Wicked Blade
The Wicked Blade.png
(edit)
Khopesh  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Autumn's Veil
Autumn's Veil.png
(edit)
Throwing Dagger  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Salazar, Borne of Hemlock
Salazar, Borne of Hemlock.png
(edit)
Shuriken  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Esper, the Shadowblade
Esper, the Shadowblade.png
(edit)
Short Sword  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Valorius, the Flameblade
Valorius, the Flameblade.png
(edit)
Scimitar  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Vivace, the Dreamcarver
Vivace, the Dreamcarver.png
(edit)
Rapier  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Staff of the Winter Solstice
Staff of the Winter Solstice.png
(edit)
Quarterstaff  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Staff of the Summer Solstice
Staff of the Summer Solstice.png
(edit)
Quarterstaff  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
The Bitterstar
The Bitterstar.png
(edit)
Morningstar  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
The Bitter Edge
The Bitter Edge.png
(edit)
Long Sword  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Rauven of the Frost
Rauven of the Frost.png
(edit)
Long Sword  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Aerania, the Boltbow
Aerania, the Boltbow.png
(edit)
Long Bow  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Eidolon of the Shadow
Eidolon of the Shadow.png
(edit)
Great Sword  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Icon of the Bitterwind
Icon of the Bitterwind.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
The Magmatic Cleaver
The Magmatic Cleaver.png
(edit)
Great Axe  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Mirana of the Flame
Mirana of the Flame.png
(edit)
Falchion  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
The Obsidian Reaver
The Obsidian Reaver.png
(edit)
Dwarven War Axe  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
Raellia, the Frostblade
Raellia, the Frostblade.png
(edit)
Dagger  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
The Bitter Blade
The Bitter Blade.png
(edit)
Bastard Sword  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, Greater feytwisted chest
  • Update 62
  • 6 months and 9 days
  • Cru121
The Magmatic Reaver
The Magmatic Reaver.png
(edit)
Handaxe  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Aspect of the Wild Hunt
Aspect of the Wild Hunt.png
(edit)
Helm  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Rune Lodestone
Rune Lodestone.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
  • Update 58.1
  • 1 year and 30 days
  • Gambrul
The Changestone
The Changestone.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Bottled Rainstorm
Bottled Rainstorm.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
Hyrsam's Fiddle
Hyrsam's Fiddle.png
(edit)
Orb  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
  • Update 66.0.1
  • 1 month and 12 days
  • Stumpy
Driftwood
Driftwood.png
(edit)
Rune Arm  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Angerhorn Reveler( view
Angerhorn Reveler.png
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 ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Fey Satyr
Bitter Water Reveler( view
Bitter Water Reveler.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Fey Nymph
Corrupted Unicorn( view
Corrupted Unicorn.png
 • edit )
 ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Fey Unicorn
Giant Spark Beetle( view
Giant Spark Beetle.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Vermin Insect
Gigantic Bear( view
Gigantic Bear.png
 • edit )
 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Animal Bear
Gigantic Chipmunk( view
Gigantic Chipmunk.png
 • edit )
 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Animal Rat
Guardian (stone golem)( view
Guardian (stone golem).png
 • edit )
 ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Fey Giant
Hardsong Reveler( view
Hardsong Reveler.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Fey Pixie
King Irgroll( view
King Irgroll.png
 • edit )
 ♦40Epic Normal ♥45Epic Hard ♠49Epic Elite Giant Giant
Reaping Reveler( view
Reaping Reveler.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Fey Redcap
Scath( view
Scath.png
 • edit )
 ♦36Epic Normal ♥40Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Fey Unicorn