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Thrall of the Necromancer

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The necromancer who controlled Delera's shade has returned to the scene of his evil acts. Kill him and return Delera's freedom.

Delera's Tomb adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Delera's Tomb
Thrall of the Necromancer
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: 27
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,979Solo/Casual ♦3,499Normal ♥3,699Hard ♠3,899Elite
Epic XP:  ♣16,091Solo/Casual ♦27,576Normal ♥28,334Hard ♠29,092Elite
Takes place in: Necromancer's Lair
Bestowed by: Hargo Kimmare
NPC contact: Hargo Kimmare
Quest acquired in: Delera's Graveyard
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Thrall of the Necromancer is the 5th quest in the Delera's Tomb story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
The Mystery of Delera's Tomb • The Missing Party • Free Delera • Return to Delera's Tomb • Thrall of the Necromancer

The necromancer who forced Delera's shade to do his bidding has returned to the graveyard, along with his lieutenant, Zan'glaen the Butcher. Kill Dreadlord Giddeon to prevent him from controlling Delera again.

  • It is not obvious after completing this quest, but to complete the Quest line, go back to the right side door of Delera's Tomb, enter and speak with Delera to receive the chain-end reward.

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


  • Slay Dreadlord Giddeon
  • (Optional) Slay Zan'Glaen +10% Bonus.( ♣198 ♦350 ♥370 ♠390 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed, some undisarmable)
  • Collapsible floor
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • There is fairly dangerous fire trap down the first corridor, between the last two pillars; control box is on the east wall just before the trap.
  • Poison trap down the next corridor, where it expands; no box, but easily avoidable.
  • Cold trap further down the corridor, at the corner; control box is on the east wall past the trap.
  • Poison trap just beyond; control box is on the east wall past the trap.
  • Western Wing
    • The first large room contains a large spike trap; control box is on the north wall, east of the door. Spikes don't activate until after pulling either one of the levers (either to the south or north).
    • Fire dart (does fire and bludgeon damage) trap along the hallway; control box is on the south face of the first pillar.
  • Eastern Wing
    • Spike and dart traps before the door at the end of the corridor; no control boxes, but pull the third lever (nearest the door) to open the door. The other levers activate the traps
    • There is an area where the floor drops into a shallow pit with some oozes; no way to prevent this.

Tips and Misc

  • To receive this quest, you have to speak to Hargo twice, then speak to Delera. When you speak to Hargo the second time, you will have to option to pay him 1,000 platinum or Bluff him to advance the quest (requires Bluff skill of 3). When speaking to Delera, ensure your entire party is with you in the dungeon (or have already completed this step), then walk all the way up to her to ensure that the quest completes, then speak with her. This is important because this short part actually grants favor.
  • There is just one Shrine, so be wise with your buffs and spell point use.
  • In the first major room with 8 levers, you only need to pull the second one on the left to open the door to continue the quest. The other 7 will spawn skeletons.
  • Stepping on the pressure plates in the large central room will both open the associated door and spawn an undead ambush (one ambush for each plate, so one at a time if your party is not strong).
  • Minor bug: When fighting the necromancer at the end, as soon as you kill him, most of the undead in the room will die as well. Therefore it's usually a good idea for everyone to focus on him first - however avoid killing him too quick, as if you kill him in under ~2 seconds, the script that kills all his undead minions will not activate.
  • Warning: This boss necromancer has the Phantasmal Killer spell, which can instantly slay a player if they fail both saves. Having either deathward or greater heroism buffs are recommended to prevent this. If neither are available, an item with deathblock will work also.
  • The locked chests at the end have a very low unlock DC. You can use Knock scrolls from The Marketplace vendor if you don't have another way to do unlock them; on elite you just need a roll of 10 for the right one and 14 for the left one.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 76 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣198 ♦350 ♥370 ♠390 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 99 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣297 ♦525 ♥555 ♠585 )
  • Conquest bonus: 122 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣495 ♦875 ♥925 ♠975 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣198 ♦350 ♥370 ♠390 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣396 ♦700 ♥740 ♠780 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣594 ♦1,050 ♥1,110 ♠1,170 )
  • Mischief bonus: 35 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣158 ♦280 ♥296 ♠312 )
  • Vandal bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣198 ♦350 ♥370 ♠390 )
  • Ransack bonus: 56 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣297 ♦525 ♥555 ♠585 )


  • Chests: 4
    • 1 optional for killing Zan'Glaen (Wight, found at the end of the east wing)
    • 1 at the end for killing Dreadlord Giddeon (Human Necromancer). Can contain named loot.
    • 2 locked at the end
  • Collectables: Four
    • Crude Altar under the first staircase
    • Adventurer's Pack in the second corridor, past the traps
    • Mushroom in the western wing, between the two dart traps
    • Cabinet in the southeast corner of the first room in the eastern wing
  • NPC rewards: After completing the quest, you can return to the right-side door of Delera's Tomb (entrance to part three) and talk to her for some random and static end rewards. These are listed below. On Epic (need to check heroic) the only options are Epic Voice of the Master or Voice of the Master and the usual comms/Heart Seeds.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 46.3
  • 3 months and 7 days
Rune Arm 7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Thrall of the Necromancer, end chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 3 months and 7 days
Wrath of Siberys
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Large shield 6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Thrall of the Necromancer, End chest
  • Update 45.2
  • 8 months and 23 days
Skeleton Key
Skeleton Key.png
Trinket 7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Thrall of the Necromancer, End chest
  • Update 45.1
  • 9 months and 4 days
Linen Wraps
Linen Wraps.png
Gloves 7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Thrall of the Necromancer, End chest
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Name(picture) CR Type Race
Arcane Skeleton(view)
Arcane Skeleton.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite Undead Skeleton
Armored Wight(view)
Armored wight.jpg
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite ♥31Epic Hard Undead Wight
Black Pudding(view)
Black Pudding.jpg
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠11Elite Ooze Black Pudding
Dreadlord Giddeon(view)
Dreadlord Giddeon.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥35Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite ♥31Epic Hard Undead Ghast
Ghostly Skeleton(view)
Ghostly Skeletons.jpg
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠8Elite ♥31Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Human Necromancer(view)
Human Necromancer.jpg
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Humanoid Human
Skeleton Archer(view)
Skeleton Archer.jpeg
 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29 - 31Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Wight Priest(view)
Wight Priest.jpeg
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Undead Wight
QL2: ♦1Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite; QL3: ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite ♦25Epic Normal Undead Wight
 ♦9Normal ♥12Hard ♠12Elite ♥33Epic Hard Undead Wight