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Tomb of the Crimson Heart

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Tomb of the Crimson Heart is the 2nd quest in the Litany of the Dead Part 1 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.
The first four quests can be completed in any order to unlock The Bloody Crypt.
Tomb of the Burning Heart • Tomb of the Crimson Heart • Tomb of the Immortal Heart • Tomb of the Sanguine Heart • The Bloody Crypt

Outlaws and penitents languish for all time in this place of torture and vile darkness.

The Necropolis, Part 1 adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Necropolis, Part 1
Tomb of the Crimson Heart
Heroic level: 5
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣871Solo/Casual ♦1,556Normal ♥1,660Hard ♠1,764Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Crimson Heart
Bestowed by: Fram Redbones
NPC contact: Fram Redbones
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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After consulting the halfling Fram Redbones, you learn of a guardian in an ancient tomb within the Necropolis. Enter the Tomb of the Crimson Heart and destroy that guardian.

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


  • Destroy the guardian, Khnumhotep
  • Open the way using the runed skulls
  • (Optional) Free the survivors of the Silver Flame expedition (Free 2) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Priest of the Crimson Heart (Human) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Shrouded Terror (Wraith) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Gullet the Famished One (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Atraktos the Leper (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Kabran the Vile (Rare Ghast) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )

What to Expect

  • Multiple quest entrances (2)
  • Randomly placed collectables
  • Randomly placed NPCs (optional: 2)
  • Randomly placed runes (mandatory: 4, require an 8+ CON check)
  • Contains the entrance to another instance (to Bloody Crypt Junction)
  • Randomly placed shrine (the northern shrine can be found either North-west or North-East)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • 3 flaming dart traps
  • 2 blade traps
  • 1 cold trap

Tips and Misc

  • This quest can be very quick XP per minute if you can complete it quickly and get the optionals. Doing so efficiently can be difficult, however, as the quest features MANY random elements: named wights, the location of the runes and chests, and one of the shrines may or may not appear. Therefore, it will require a lot of practice learning where the possible locations are for each.
  • Slay Priest of the Crimson Heart is a very easy optional since you need only kill one, and there are many of these in the quest.
  • There are three shrines in this adventure. One is located directly west, while the other two are behind hidden Secret doors in the northwest and northeast - usually only one will be there in an instance, but rarely both will appear.
  • You need to find 4 runes that are on skulls to open the end of the quest. The runes are very small and can be high or low - keep your eyes open. They spawn randomly throughout the quest. Also, there are a number of doorways that can be broken down, but you'll need someone with strength of 20 or more to do so (or fire spells to burn them) or a thrown weapon. (Not sure what the actual number is, but my Strength of 18 was not enough.) They can also be picked.
  • The Silver Flame survivors are behind a secret door in the passage to the western shrine room.
  • After defeating the end Boss, clicking on the exit Sarcophagus will move you from the quest instance without any additional confirmation (as with many other quests), which will prevent you from looting the end chests if you did not do so. In this quest the end chests are placed very near to the exit Sarcophagus, so beware of misclicks.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 69 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 89 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣261 ♦467 ♥498 ♠529 )
  • Observance bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦124 ♥133 ♠141 )
  • Perception bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )
  • Mischief bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦124 ♥133 ♠141 )
  • Vandal bonus: 27 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Ransack bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )



Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Atraktos the Leper( view
Atraktos the Leper.jpg
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 ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Wight
Barrow Wight( view
Barrow Wight.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite Undead Wight
Carrion Feeder( view
Carrion Feeder.jpg
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 ♦1Normal ♥5Hard ♠5Elite Undead Ghoul
Charnel Wight( view
Charnel Wight.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥5Hard ♠9Elite Undead Wight
Corpse Glutton( view
Corpse Glutton.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite Undead Ghast
Death's Advocate( view
Death's Advocate.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Humanoid Human
Gallows Wight( view
Gallows Wight.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite Undead Wight
Grim Harvester( view
Grim Harvester.jpg
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 ♦4Normal Humanoid Human
Gullet the Famished One( view
Gullet the Famished One.jpg
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 ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Wight
Human Necromancer( view
Human Necromancer.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Humanoid Human
Kabran the Vile( view
Kabran the Vile.png
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 ♠7Elite Undead Ghast
Khnumhotep( view
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 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite Undead Mummy
Pestilent Huntsman( view
Pestilent Huntsman.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite Humanoid Human
Priest of the Crimson Heart( view
Priest of the Crimson Heart.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Humanoid Human
Risen Servitor( view
Risen Servitor.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Undead Zombie
Scion of Wrath( view
Scion of Wrath.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Humanoid Human
Sepulcher Wight( view
Sepulcher Wight.jpg
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite Undead Wight
Shrouded Terror( view
Shrouded Terror.png
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Wraith

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