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The Trouble with Tar Pits

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The islanders say that strange creatures of tar and flame have recently started to appear in the area - creatures created by the Tar Tribe Ogres.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Isle of Dread
The Trouble with Tar Pits
Heroic level: 7
Epic level: 33
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,680Solo/Casual ♦2,980Normal ♥3,160Hard ♠3,340Elite
Epic XP:  ♣12,790Solo/Casual ♦21,830Normal ♥22,344Hard ♠22,857Elite
Takes place in: Tar Ogre Tribe Cavern
Bestowed by: Tihasi of Dawa
NPC contact: Tihasi of Dawa
Quest acquired in: Village of Tanaroa
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 4
Purchase: The Isle of Dread
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Tar Ogre Tribe has been threatening the village with the Tar Elementals they've learned to conjure. Go to the Tar Pits to bring an end to their activities.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Discover the source of the Tar Elementals
  • Defeat the High Shaman and his creations
  • (Optional) Read all of the High Shaman's journals (5) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣1,279 ♦2,183 ♥2,234 ♠2,286 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Tar Tribe Gatekeeper — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣1,279 ♦2,183 ♥2,234 ♠2,286 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Tarbone Trio — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣1,279 ♦2,183 ♥2,234 ♠2,286 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the High Shaman's Consort — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 ) Epic( ♣1,279 ♦2,183 ♥2,234 ♠2,286 )

What to Expect

Tar pits (heavy fire damage if you fall in)

Tips and Misc

  • This quest is short and fairly linear. It's full of Ogres and Elementals, mostly using fire damage – bring absorption and cold damage.
  • Rogues will enjoy this one – for once, the oozes scattered around don't have Tremorsense.
  • There are several root walls throughout the quest – despite what it may look like, the nearby monsters do not have to be killed to break them.
  • There are also several tar pits here (as one might expect.) These deal heavy damage if you fall in them, but there are platforms scattered around.
    • The second of the two tar pits on the main path is covered in sinking platforms, making crossing it pretty challenging. If you prefer, you can head up the ramp, fight the Tar Ogre Tribe Gatekeeper for the key to the nearby locked door, and walk down another ramp on the other side.
  • The quest boss summons two other red-named bosses on activating – a large fire elemental and a giant Mudman adorned in dinosaur bone armor. All three must be slain to finish the quest.
  • The end chest is hidden behind a table in the boss room – don't miss it!

Optionals

  • The Ogre Tribe Gatekeeper is at the end of the tunnel section atop the wooden platform over the second tar pit.
  • Going east at the first intersection leads to a drop-down point into a tar pit. This room contains three orange-named skeletons collectively called the Tarbone Trio. Slaying all of them reveals a tunnel back up to the top.
  • The High Shaman's Consort is at the end of the east route of the three-way junction after the second tar pit.
  • Tablet locations:
    • One inside the ooze-filled intersection at the start
    • One in a corner after the first tar pit.
    • One with the Gatekeeper above the second tar pit
    • One with the High Shaman's Consort (see above)
    • One in the boss room, on the shaman's table
  • On Legendary only a hidden Lever can be found near the Tar Ogre Tribe Gatekeeper (Search DC Normal 71-72) which opens a nearby wall.
    • In the secret area is a Dark Secret – one of the six wild ones hidden around the Isle of Dread. There is otherwise only a collectable, although finding this Dark Secret was key to discovering the secret ending of Skeletons in the Closet.
    • On heroic the existence of the hidden area also can be determined by targeting the collectable.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 61 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 79 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣252 ♦447 ♥474 ♠501 )
  • Conquest bonus: 96 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣420 ♦745 ♥790 ♠835 )
  • Mischief bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣134 ♦238 ♥253 ♠267 )
  • Vandal bonus: 32 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣168 ♦298 ♥316 ♠334 )
  • Ransack bonus: 40 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣252 ♦447 ♥474 ♠501 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • For defeating High Shaman's Consort
    • End chest
  • Collectables:
    • Fungus — near the Dark Secret, accessible only on LegendaryIcon tooltip.pngCrypt MothHairy Trumpet MushroomShimmering Spore PodWithered CryptmossCryptmoss Worm LarvaCryptmossCryptmoss WormLush CryptmossCryptmoss Queen
  • NPC rewards: standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 55.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 10 days
  • Spencerian
Admiral's Cummerbund
Admiral's Cummerbund.png
(edit)
Belt  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
Defender's Cloak
Defender's Cloak.png
(edit)
Cloak  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, End chest
  • Update 55.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 13 days
  • Cru121
Firesplitter
Firesplitter.png
(edit)
Hand Axe  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
  • Update 55.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 9 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Admiral's Cummerbund
Legendary Admiral's Cummerbund.png
(edit)
Belt  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
Legendary Defender's Cloak
Legendary Defender's Cloak.png
(edit)
Cloak  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, End chest
  • Update 62
  • 6 months and 9 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Firesplitter
Legendary Firesplitter.png
(edit)
Handaxe  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
  • Update 61.0.1
  • 7 months and 27 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Magma Waders
Legendary Magma Warders.png
(edit)
Boots  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
  • Update 55
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 19 days
  • Cru121
Magma Waders
Magma Waders.png
(edit)
Boots  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Trouble with Tar Pits, end chest
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This quest may also drop the following named augments:

Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Dark Secret( view
Dark Secret.png
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 ♦33Epic Normal Aberration Will o' Wisp
Dread Heat Elemental( view
Dread Heat Elemental.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Elemental Fire Elemental
Dread Tar Elemental( view
Dread Tar Elemental.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Elemental Muckman
Fortitude of the Tar( view
Fortitude of the Tar.png
 • edit )
 ♠15Elite ♥40Epic Hard Elemental Muckman
Tar Bubble( view
Tar Bubble.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Ooze Black Pudding
Tar Ogre Tribe Barbarian( view
Tar Ogre Tribe Barbarian.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tar Ogre Tribe Druid( view
Tar Ogre Tribe Druid.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tar Ogre Tribe Gatekeeper( view
Tar Ogre Tribe Gatekeeper.png
 • edit )
 ♠14Elite ♥39Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tar Ogre Tribe High Shaman's Consort( view
Tar Ogre Tribe High Shaman's Consort.png
 • edit )
 ♠14Elite ♥39Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tar Ogre Tribe High Shaman( view
Tar Ogre Tribe High Shaman.png
 • edit )
 ♠15Elite ♥40Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tar Ogre Tribe Ranger( view
Tar Ogre Tribe Ranger.png
 • edit )
 ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Giant Ogre
Tarbone Fighter( view
Tarbone Fighter.png
 • edit )
 ♠14Elite ♥39Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Tarbone Rogue( view
Tarbone Rogue.png
 • edit )
 ♠14Elite ♥39Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Tarbone Wizard( view
Tarbone Wizard.png
 • edit )
 ♠14Elite ♥39Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Wrath of the Tar( view
Wrath of the Tar.png
 • edit )
 ♠15Elite ♥40Epic Hard Elemental Fire Elemental