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Three Paths to Battle

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Three Paths to Battle is the 4th quest in the Grip of the Hidden Hand story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
Army of Eternal Night • Order in the Court! • Growing Pains • Three Paths to Battle • The Hand and the Eyes


The Eye of Shavarath is kept in a fortress on the Plane of Battle, guarded by an uneasy coalition of Demons, Devils, and Celestials.

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Three Paths to Battle
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 33
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,151Solo/Casual ♦5,466Normal ♥5,681Hard ♠5,896Elite
Epic XP:  ♣19,100Solo/Casual ♦32,603Normal ♥33,373Hard ♠34,143Elite
Takes place in: Repository of the Eye of Shavarath
Bestowed by: O'loria
NPC contact: O'loria
Quest acquired in: Morgrave University - Lower Quad
Patron: Morgrave University
Base favor: 7
Purchase: Grip of the Hidden Hand or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Go to the Repository of the Eye of Shavarath and locate the Eye of Shavarath.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Speak to the Arcanoloth Keeper
  • Retrieve the Eye of Shavarath
  • Enter the Celestial Fortification
  • Speak to the Deva
  • Close Northern Devilish Portal
  • Close Southern Devilish Portal
  • Close Western Devilish Portal
  • Defeat Devilish Commander
  • Speak to Celestial Commander
  • Attune to the Celestial Ward
  • Enter the Demonic Fortification
  • Locate the Demonic Ward
  • Defeat the Demonic Champion
  • Attune to the Demonic Ward
  • Enter the Devilish Fortification
  • Locate the Devilish Ward
  • Bypass the Magical Shield
  • Open the Gate
  • Defeat the Devilish Champion
  • Attune to the Devilish Ward
  • Lower the Wards to the Eye of Shavarath
  • (Optional) Activate Lever — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 ) Epic( ♣1,910 ♦3,260 ♥3,337 ♠3,414 )
  • (Optional) Explore the Lava Below — no XP
  • (Optional) Traverse the Lava Cavern — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 ) Epic( ♣1,910 ♦3,260 ♥3,337 ♠3,414 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Fraksete — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 ) Epic( ♣1,910 ♦3,260 ♥3,337 ♠3,414 )
  • (Optional) Open the Sealed Door — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 ) Epic( ♣1,910 ♦3,260 ♥3,337 ♠3,414 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Devil Lieutenant (and his support) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣473 ♦820 ♥852 ♠884 ) Epic( ♣2,865 ♦4,890 ♥5,006 ♠5,121 )

What to Expect

  • overlapping floors

Tips and Misc

  • This quest is pretty linear. It is split up into three mini-dungeons; you must complete all of them to obtain the Eye.
  • Despite enemies in this quest being fought on their native plane, nearly all enemies can be banished.
  • The Archon fortress is under siege by devils. To complete it, run to the room with the three portals and kill every enemy there, then double back to the room with the giant flying machine and head up a corridor to fight the Orthon.
    • By jumping up flying platforms in the entrance chamber, you can open a passage with a lever in the rafters which gives you a chest and a route to the portals that skips most of the fighting in the fortress.
  • The Devil fortress is confusingly laid out, and there is a fair amount of doubling back. Keep an eye on the DM text for when you need to return to the gate at the start.
    • The optional boss Skeetchizen is behind a door over a rope bridge. The lever to open that door is on a platform over the side of the bridge – you'll need a fairly high Jump score to get high enough to reach it.
  • The Demon fortress is the longest and probably the toughest. Be careful of the named Fire Reaver summoned by the end boss Glabrezu - this high-damage foe teleports in when the boss reaches half health and immediately starts attacking.
    • Fraksete is behind a closed door about halfway into the fortress.
    • A large portion of this dungeon can be skipped by jumping into the lava pool at the start of the fortress. Ignore the text saying to head to the east and go north to a tunnel leading to a point about 2/3rds of the way up. Be warned, however, that this lava hurts - unless you're really good at hopping across sinking platforms, consider fire absorption.
  • The Traveler is right next to the portal to the Archons' fortress, disguised as a Lantern Archon. To his credit, he's nailed the Archons' unusual speech pattern, even if the green hat on a supposedly incorporeal creature gives him away somewhat.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 111 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 145 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣473 ♦820 ♥852 ♠884 )
  • Conquest bonus: 178 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣788 ♦1,367 ♥1,420 ♠1,474 )
  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 )
  • Mischief bonus: 78 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣252 ♦437 ♥454 ♠472 )
  • Vandal bonus: 101 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣315 ♦547 ♥568 ♠590 )
Notes: The breakable limits raise while traveling through the Fortifications.

Loot

  • Chests: 9
    • Celestial Fortification:
      • One for killing the Devilish Commander
      • One behind a closed gate
      • One behind two secret doors
    • Demonic Fortification:
      • One for killing the Demonic Champion
      • One for killing Fraksete
      • One locked on the lava level
    • Devilish Fortification:
      • One for killing the Devilish Champion
      • One for defeating the Devil Lieutenant
    • One End Chest
  • Collectables: 18
    • Five Adventurer's Packs and Alchemy Table in the Devilish Fortification
    • Two Adventurer's Packs, Cabinet, Rubble in the Celestial Fortification
    • Two Adventurer's Packs, Crude Altar, Fungus, Rubble in the Demonic Fortification, main path
    • Two Adventurer's Packs and Rubble in the Lava level area
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 9 days
  • Cru121
Signet of Shavarath
Signet of Shavarath.png
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Ring  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 9 days
  • Cru121
Belt of Whirling Blades
Belt of Whirling Blades.png
(edit)
Belt  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
  • Update 58.1
  • 10 months and 22 days
  • Cru121
Cloak of Victory
Cloak of Victory.png
(edit)
Cloak  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
Bladed Handwraps
Bladed Handwraps.png
(edit)
Handwrap  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 9 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Signet of Shavarath
Legendary Signet of Shavarath.png
(edit)
Ring  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 9 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Belt of Whirling Blades
Legendary Belt of Whirling Blades.png
(edit)
Belt  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
  • Update 58.1
  • 10 months and 22 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Cloak of Victory
Legendary Cloak of Victory.png
(edit)
Cloak  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
Legendary Bladed Handwraps
Legendary Bladed Handwraps.png
(edit)
Handwrap  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Three Paths to Battle, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Fraksete( view
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 ♦18Normal ♠25Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Glaebror( view
Glaebror.png
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 ♦19Normal ♠26Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Infernient( view
Infernient.png
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 ♦18Normal ♠25Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Loknorith( view
Loknorith.png
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 ♦19Normal ♠26Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Shavarath Bearded Devil( view
Shavarath Bearded Devil.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Shavarath Black Abishai( view
Shavarath Black Abishai.png
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Shavarath Blue Abishai( view
Shavarath Blue Abishai.png
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Shavarath Dretch Conscript( view
Shavarath Dretch Conscript.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Firereaver( view
Shavarath Firereaver.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Fleshrender Rogue( view
Shavarath Fleshrender Rogue.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Green Abishai( view
Shavarath Green Abishai.png
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Shavarath Iceflenser( view
Shavarath Iceflenser.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Shavarath Red Abishai( view
Shavarath Red Abishai.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Shavarath White Abishai( view
Shavarath White Abishai.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Skeetchizen( view
Skeetchizen.png
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 ♦18Normal ♠25Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Thaktasten( view
Thaktasten.png
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 ♦19Normal ♠26Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Whirling Blades (Shavarath)( view
Whirling Blades.jpg
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