Tomb of the Crimson Heart
|Tomb of the Crimson Heart is the 2nd quest in the Litany of the Dead Part 1 .|
|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.
|Requires access to : The Necropolis, Part 1|
|Tomb of the Crimson Heart|
|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|
|Free to Play:||No|
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.
- 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
- (Optional) Slay Priest of the Crimson Heart (Human) — Bonus (20%): Heroic
- (Optional) Slay Shrouded Terror (Wraith) — Bonus (20%): Heroic
- (Optional) Slay Gullet the Famished One (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic
- (Optional) Slay Atraktos the Leper (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic
- (Optional) Slay Kabran the Vile (Rare Ghast) — Bonus (20%): Heroic
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)
- 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.
- Aggression bonus: 69 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.
- Onslaught bonus: 89 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.
- Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.
- Neutralization bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.
- Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.
- Observance bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.
- Perception bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.
- Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.
- Mischief bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.
- Vandal bonus: 27 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.
- Ransack bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.
- Chests: Total 5-8
- 1 for slaying the Shrouded Terror (Random location)
- 1 in the west prison guarded by a Priest of the Crimson Heart
- 1 in the east prison, south wing guarded by a Priest of the Crimson Heart
- 2 after end fight, one of the chests always contains a Crimson Scarab in addition to random loot.
- 1 additional possible in west prison if one of the named wights appear
- 1 possible in west secret prison if one of the named wights appear
- 1 possible in east prison, north wing if one of the named wights appear
- Altar: 7
- Rubble: 2
- Adventurer's Pack: 3
- Moss: 2
- Possible Collectables: Blade of the Dark Six, Caravan Logbook, Cryptmoss Queen, Cryptmoss Worm, Cryptmoss Worm Larva, Glittering Dust, Luminescent Dust, Lush Cryptmoss, Phoenix Tavern Purchase Order, Powdered Blood, Research Diary, Signet of the Devourer, Skull Fragment, Sparkling Dust, 'Wavecrasher' Cargo Manifest, Withered Cryptmoss
- Mobs drop Necropolis turn-in collectables
- NPC rewards: Standard, Select from 8, (up to Ml2 items)
|Name ( picture • New Monster )||CR||Type||Race|
|Atraktos the Leper ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Barrow Wight ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Carrion Feeder ( view • )||Undead||Ghoul|
|Charnel Wight ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Corpse Glutton ( view • )||Undead||Ghast|
|Death's Advocate ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Gallows Wight ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Grim Harvester ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Gullet the Famished One ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Human Necromancer ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Kabran the Vile ( view • )||Undead||Ghast|
|Khnumhotep ( view • )||Undead||Mummy|
|Pestilent Huntsman ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Priest of the Crimson Heart ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Risen Servitor ( view • )||Undead||Zombie|
|Scion of Wrath ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Sepulcher Wight ( view • )||Undead||Wight|
|Shrouded Terror ( view • )||Undead||Wraith|