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Tomb of the Shadow Knight

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Tomb of the Shadow Knight
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,133Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,772Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,988Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠4,204Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Shadow Knight
Bestowed by: Gunther Gloomtender
NPC contact: Gunther Gloomtender
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Gunther Gloomtender of the Emerald Claw has tasked you with the unenviable assignment of exploring the Tomb of the Shadow Knight. Find your way through the tomb, purify the altars, and defeat Mdjaj, the mummy prince.

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


  • Purify the North Altar
  • Purify the East Altar
  • Purify the South Altar
  • Purify the West Altar
  • Slay Mdjai
  • (Optional) Disable 10 traps — Bonus (50%): Heroic( ♣1,067 ♦1,886 ♥1,994 ♠2,102 )
  • (Optional) Disable 20 traps — Bonus (150%): Heroic( ♣3,200 ♦5,658 ♥5,982 ♠6,306 )
  • (Optional) Slay Shadow Rogue — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣427 ♦754 ♥798 ♠841 )
  • (Optional) Slay Gloam — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣427 ♦754 ♥798 ♠841 )
  • (Optional) Slay Brume — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣427 ♦754 ♥798 ♠841 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed, some undisarmable)
  • Point of no return
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed lever (in the south wing)

Known Traps

Traps DCs
Plenty of traps (21 total disarmable)

Tips and Misc

  • Useful spells: Resist Cold/Electricity/Fire, Restoration.
  • Ghost Touch weapons are essential; almost every monster is incorporeal.
  • Open Lock or Knock can be very useful here. Every door that leads to an altar can also be opened in this manner, rather than fight monsters and traps for the keys.
  • Many areas have 2 or 3 different adjacent or overlapping traps (each with their own box) - you have been warned.
  • Plenty of shrines (4, 1 in each section).
  • The path to the south Altar can be opened without 2nd player or a hireling by using a ranged weapon on the lever on the ceiling, located directly above the lever on the floor.
    • Note: You must be just within the first set of gates, and it still may take a number of shots to trigger the inner gates down and the outer gates up.
  • Beware of the Shadow Rogue; He is an invisible stalker, so you will not see him at all (and you'll probably end up slaying him by accident too.)

External links

Bonus XP

  • Tamper bonus: 11 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣213 ♦377 ♥399 ♠420 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣171 ♦302 ♥319 ♠336 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦566 ♥598 ♠631 )
  • Mischief bonus: 95 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣171 ♦302 ♥319 ♠336 )
  • Vandal bonus: 123 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣213 ♦377 ♥399 ♠420 )
  • Ransack bonus: 152 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦566 ♥598 ♠631 )


  • Chests: 5
  • Chests in each of the north, south, and west sections
  • 2 end chests upon defeating Mdjai
  • Collectables: 7
    • Adventurer's Pack due E of the entrance
    • Adventurer's Pack in the first room leading to the W altar
    • Moss just N of the entrance
    • Adventurer's Pack in the NE corner of the circular hallway
    • Moss in the first room leading to the E altar
    • Crude Altar in the SE corner of the circular highway
    • Moss outside the exit from the S altar
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Dread Wraith(view)
Dread Wraith.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Wraith
No pic.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Mummy
No pic.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Shadow
No pic.jpg
 ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Magical Beast Spider
Shadow Rogue(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Invisible Stalker
Drifting Scourge Mage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal Undead Spectre
Drifting Scourge(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal Undead Spectre
Dun Butcher(view)
Dun Butcher.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Fated Revenant(view)
Fated Revenant.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Phase Spider(view)
Monster Phase Spider.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Magical Beast Spider
Shadow (Mabar)(view)
Shadow (mabar).jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal Undead Shadow
Shrouded Terror Mage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wraith
Shrouded Terror(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wraith
Twilight Channeler(view)
Twilight Channeler.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Umbral Gargoyle(view)
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
Undead Shadow
Umbral Worg(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
Undead Shadow

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