|Location Type:||Adventure Zone|
- 1 Stronghold
- 1.1 Lore
- 1.2 Coffer
- 1.3 Structures
- 1.4 Boons
- 1.5 Quests
- 1.6 NPCs
- 1.7 Points of interest
- 1.8 Heroic Encounters
- 1.9 Enemies
Stronghold[edit | edit source]
The Stronghold is an adventure zone introduced in Module 7: Strongholds. Every guild has their own unique Stronghold instance that only members of that guild can enter. Characters of any level can enter, but characters below level 70 are raised to level 70.
Lore[edit | edit source]
You won't find a better Stronghold in all of Faerûn. This Stronghold seems like it was built to stand the test of time. It's now our task to do the same to the surrounding land... while making a hefty profit, of course.
Keep an eye out for various problems in the area. The Many-Arrow Orc tribe had several camps out in the area at one point, and my people are reporting other oddities in the area.
If you see something, deal with it, that's why you're called an adventurer after all.
When a player character first arrives at the stronghold, the Steward greets them. He introduces the non-player characters who help run the stronghold, such as the Cleric and Builder. The Steward also hints that the stronghold has an interesting past and promises to reveal more over time. Different quests are presented from time to time as the Stronghold is improved, revealing more of the lore.
Coffer[edit | edit source]
The Stronghold Coffer holds all the resources guild members have donated. Every Stronghold structure built or upgraded uses resources in the Coffer. Upgrading the Guild Hall, or building and upgrading a Warehouse, increases the maximum capacity of the Coffer.
See Coffer for donation values and maximum capacity.
Structures[edit | edit source]
Every Stronghold starts with a rank 1 Guild Hall. Upgrading the Guild Hall increases the Coffer capacity, unlocks more plots to build on, and increases the maximum rank to which other structures can be upgraded.
The Great Hall is the building at the heart of your Stronghold. Inside is a large meeting area with 4 tables and 40 sittable chairs. You can donate Decorations to The Decorator and place them at over 90 locations in the Great Hall. The Great Hall is available at Guild Hall Rank 1 and does not need to be built.
The marketplace is located inside the Stronghold Keep, and consists of 4 NPC stores:
- The Generalist is a standard NPC vendor and sells various potions and other items.
- The Gemmonger sells Slayer and Ward Overload enchantments.
- The Barmaid sells various Food buffs
- The Outfitter sells Guild, Dragonflight, and Lionsmane equipment, artifacts and accessories.
The marketplace is available after the Stronghold Guild Hall is upgraded to Level 2 and as the Marketplace structures are upgraded, more and better goods can be purchased.
(i.e.: armor and equipment cannot be purchased from the Outfitter until the Marketplace is upgraded to at least Level 2)
Production Structures[edit | edit source]
Production structures automatically generate resources over time. Each structure has a maximum capacity and must be tended by a character to transfer the resources to the coffer. The structure can then continue to generate resources. The resources are required for the construction of many structures (for example, higher ranks of the Marketplace and the Guild Hall require Stone). Each structure has a corresponding Support structure that increases the rate of production.
(*Requires 50 Building Materials)
(*Requires Level 3 Guild Hall)
Support Structures[edit | edit source]
Support structures increase the rate of production of the Stronghold's Production structures, or increase the effectiveness of PvP towers.
A Siege Smithy increases the effectiveness of your catapults in Stronghold Siege PvP battles. Unlocks the Enhance Overload: Stamina Drain Ward Boon at Rank 3, and the Enhance Overload: PvP Ward Boon at Rank 5.
A Siege Workshop increases the effectiveness of your ballista emplacements in Stronghold Siege PvP battles. Unlocks the Enhance Overload: PvP Slayer Boon at Rank 3, and the Enhance Overload: Stamina Drain Boon at Rank 5.
Boon Structures[edit | edit source]
Boon structures unlock boons for members of the guild. Constructing the first boon structure requires a Guild Hall of Rank 5 or higher. Upgrading the boon structures unlocks more boons, and increases their effectiveness. An NPC at each Boon Structure also gives a daily quest.
PvP Structures[edit | edit source]
The Archer Tower will attack nearby enemies in a Stronghold Siege, damaging and slowing them.
The Sorceror's Tower will attack nearby enemies in a Stronghold Siege, damaging and draining their action points.
Underdark Spore Tower
The tower generates powerful healing mushrooms. Mushrooms respawn every varies minutes.
Special Vendor[edit | edit source]
A special vendor can be built at the North Terrace Vendor plot.
Temporary Structures[edit | edit source]
Temporary structures only last a set amount of time before disappearing.
During the Protector's Jubilee event a Jubilee Trader can be built where a traveling trader will produce Stronghold resources. The Jubilee Trader lasts 24 hours. There are nine possible traders:
- Trader from Neverwinter Wood produces Dark Gifts
- Trader from Hluthvar produces Treasures of Tyranny
- Trader from Turmish produces Gold
- Trader from Neverwinter produces Influence
- Trader from Chult produces Gems
- Trader from Cormyr produces Surplus Equipment
- Trader from Caer Konig produces Frozen Treasures
- Trader from Sharandar produces Fey Trinkets
- Trader from Tethyr produces Astral Diamond Chests
Boons[edit | edit source]
Stronghold Boons are separated into 4 categories: Offense, Defense, Utility, and PvP, and you may only have one boon from each category active a time.
To be able to activate Stronghold boons, Boon Structures must be built. Higher ranks of the corresponding structures give larger benefits from the boons. Any member of the Stronghold's guild may activate any boon that has been unlocked.
Offense Boons[edit | edit source]
|Power Bonus||Barracks, Rank 3||Increases Power by 1000/2000/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000/8000. Lessened effects at levels less than 70.|
|Group Stat Bonus||Explorer's Guild, Rank 5||For every player in your group that has this buff it will increase a stat by 400/800/1200/1600/2000/2400. 1 - Deflect, 2 - Recovery, 3 - Critical Strike, 4 - Armor Penetration, 5 - Power.|
|Critical Severity Bonus||Mercenary Outpost, Rank 5||Increases Critical Severity by 2.5%/5%/7.5%/10%/12.5%/15%.|
|Enhance Overload: Companion Ward and Slayer||Mercenary Outpost, Rank 1||Increases the damage bonus of a Companion Slayer Enchantment, and damage reduction bonus of a Companion Ward Enchantment by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%/14%/16%/18%/20%.|
|Armor Penetration Bonus||Stable, Rank 3||Increases Armor Penetration by 1000/2000/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000/8000. Lessened effects at levels less than 70.|
|Enhance Overload: Slayer||Training Yard, Rank 1||Increases the damage bonus of a PvE Slayer Enchantment by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%/14%/16%/18%/20%.|
|Enhance Overload: Ward||Wizard's Workshop, Rank 5||Increases the damage reduction bonus of a PvE Ward Enchantment by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%.|
Defense Boons[edit | edit source]
|Incoming Healing Bonus||Barracks, Rank 5||Increases Incoming Healing by 5%/7%/9%/11%/13%/15%.|
|Control Resist Bonus||Explorer's Guild, Rank 3||Increases Control Resist by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%/14%/16%.|
|Critical Hit Resistance Bonus||Mercenary Outpost, Rank 3||Increases damage resistance to Critical Hits by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%/14%/16%.|
|Defense Bonus||Stable, Rank 1||Increases Defense by 800/1600/2400/3200/4000/4800/5600/6400/7200/8000. Lessened effects at levels less than 70.|
|Lifesteal Bonus||Temple, Rank 1||Increases Lifesteal by 800/1600/2400/3200/4000/4800/5600/6400/7200/8000. Lessened effects at levels less than 70.|
|AoE Resistance Bonus||Training Yard, Rank 5||Increases damage resistance from Area of Effect attacks by 2.5%/5%/7.5%/10%/12.5%/15%.|
|Hit Points Bonus||Wizard's Workshop, Rank 1||Increases Hit Points by 3,200/6,400/9,600/12,800/16,000/19,200/22,400/25,600/28,800/32,000. Lessened effects at levels less than 70.|
Utility Boons[edit | edit source]
|Experience Points Bonus||Barracks, Rank 1||Rewards 3%/6%/9%/12%/15%/18%/21%/24%/27%/30% bonus XP.|
|Treasure Hunter||Explorer's Guild, Rank 1||Rewards 3%/6%/9%/12%/15%/18%/21%/24%/27%/30% bonus Gold. Rank 6 and up: Doubles the amount of resources earned from explorer's charts.|
|Mount Speed Bonus||Stable, Rank 5||Increases Mount Speed by 3%/7%/10%/14%/17%/20%.|
|Group Heal Potion Bonus||Temple, Rank 5||Causes healing potions to heal your group members at 25%/35%/45%/55%/65%/75% effectiveness.|
|Revive Sickness||Temple, Rank 3||The time Revive Sickness lasts is reduced to 4:30/4:00/3:30/3:00/2:30/2:00/1:30/1:00|
|Glory Bonus||Training Yard, Rank 3||Rewards 9%/12%/15%/18%/21%/24%/27%/30% bonus Glory.|
|Healing Potion Bonus||Wizard's Workshop, Rank 3||Increases healing from Healing Potions by 6%/12%/18%/24%/30%/36%/42%/48%.|
PvP Boons[edit | edit source]
|Enhance Overload: PvP Ward||Siege Smithy, Rank 5||Increases the damage reduction bonus of a PvP Ward Enchantment by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%.|
|Enhance Overload: Stamina Drain Ward||Siege Smithy, Rank 3||Decreases the Stamina drained by any Mark of Stamina Drain by 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%/30%/35%/40% of your maximum Stamina.|
|Enhance Overload: Stamina Drain||Siege Workshop, Rank 5||Increases Stamina drained by any Mark of Stamina Drain by 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%/30% of the target's maximum Stamina.|
|Enhance Overload: Slayer||Siege Workshop, Rank 3||Increases the damage bonus of a PvP Slayer Enchantment by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/12%/14%/16%.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
Non-Repeatable Quests[edit | edit source]
Introductory Quests[edit | edit source]
|4 - 70||The Stronghold||The Messenger|
|4 - 70||Meet the Team||The Steward|
|20 - 70||The Stronghold Routine||The Steward|
|20 - 70||For Love of the Stronghold||The Steward|
Storyline Quests[edit | edit source]
As the Guild Hall's rank increases more storyline quests become available. All storyline quests are level 70.
Masterwork Profession Quests[edit | edit source]
All Masterwork Profession quests are level 70 and require a Guild Hall of Rank 10 or higher
Other Quests[edit | edit source]
|70||A Matter of Dragons||Travelling Wizard|
|70||Free Sample: Food||The Barmaid|
|70||Free Sample: Overload Enchantments||The Gemmonger|
|4 - 70||A Pledge of Support||Master of Coin|
- Part of the Marketplace.
- This quest is only available during the Siege of Neverwinter
Repeatable Quests[edit | edit source]
Stronghold Team Quests[edit | edit source]
Master of Coin, The Builder, and The Cleric offer 1 or 2 daily quests each day on a rotating basis. The Ranger offers a daily quest (Defending the Stronghold), and an hourly quest (Stronghold: Keeping the Peace). These quests reward various Shard of Power for donating to the Coffer.
- This quest is only available during the Winter Festival
- This quest is only available during the Siege of Neverwinter
- This quest is only available when the Guild Hall is Rank 5 or higher.
- This quest is only available when the Guild Hall is Rank 17 or higher.
- This quest is only available when the Guild Hall is Rank 13 or higher.
- This quest is only available when the Guild Hall is Rank 9 or higher.
Boon Structure Daily Quests[edit | edit source]
Each Boon Structure has an NPC that gives a level 70 daily quest that rewards Influence. The quest given depends on the rank of the Boon Structure, with higher ranks giving a higher tier quest worth more Influence.
NPCs[edit | edit source]
- Master of Coin
- The Artisan
- The Builder
- The Cleric
- The Decorator
- The Detective
- The Mimic
- The Ranger
- The Sheriff
- The Steward
- The Travelling Merchant
- Travelling Wizard
Points of interest[edit | edit source]
- Abandoned Homestead
- Ancient's Lake
- Devil's Hideaway
- Dragon Hills
- Fae Canopy
- Grim Forest
- Maiden's Lane
- Misty Hills
- The Millabout
- Whimpering Canyon
Heroic Encounters[edit | edit source]
Completing Heroic Encounters in the Stronghold rewards [Influence] to donate to the Coffer. Major and Epic encounters can also reward Resonance Stones, or Epic equipment (including Companion only equipment). The first encounter completed each day gives 150 Influence, the second gives 120, third gives 75, fourth gives 35, and fifth gives 20. The first Epic encounter completed each day rewards 10 [Heroic Shard of Power].
|Docks Supply Woes||Minor|
|Lake Supply Woes||Minor|
|Ancient Lake Assault||Major|
|Dragon Hills Assault||Major|
|Misty Hills Kidnapped||Major|
|Giants Among the Dead||Epic|
Enemies[edit | edit source]
At Guild Hall rank 1 the primary enemy in the Stronghold consists of Orcs of the Many-Arrows tribe. Upon upgrading the Guild Hall to rank 5 the Orcs are replaced by Foreign Mercenaries, at Guild Hall rank 9 the enemies are Barbarians of the Uthgardt Tribe, at Rank 13 the enemies are the Undead Horde, and Thayans at Rank 17. At any Guild Hall rank there are Beasts in Maiden's Lane and Ancient Lake, Devils in Devil's Hideaway, Drakes in Drake Hills, and Spiders in Fae Canopy and Misty Hills.
- Battletested Orc
- Eye of Gruumsh
- Hill Giant
- Goblin Sharpshooter
- Ogrillon Sentry
- Orc Shaman
- Orog Cleaver
- Fang of Yeenoghu
- Iron Golem
- Mercenary Archer
- Seasoned Officer
- Strider Rider
Uthgardt Tribe Barbarians: