Storming the Keep

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Storming the Keep
Location Type: Skirmish
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Levels: 23 (18-30)
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Storming the Keep
Storming the Keep

The Blackdagger Bandits are planning an attack on Neverwinter and must be stopped! Storm Cragmire Keep and kill Malus Blackdagger!

Description[edit | edit source]

Storming the Keep is a Skirmish set in the Blackdagger Ruins.

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

Skirmish Level: 23
Monster Level: 24
Minimum Level to queue: 18
Maximum Level to queue: 30
Quests related: No quests related to this Skirmish

Objective[edit | edit source]

  • Storm the Keep and Defeat Malus Blackdagger!

Summary[edit | edit source]

Journal Entry
"Use the siege tower to enter the keep, then fight your way to Malus Blackdagger!"

Steps[edit | edit source]

  • Talk to Harper Agent Xalliana
  • Drop the Siege Tower Gate
  • Storm Blackdagger Keep
  • Kill Malus Blackdagger
  • Take Your Reward!

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Traven Blackdagger and his cutthroats must not be allowed to attack Neverwinter!

Storm the Keep!
Finally some reinforcements who look like they can handle this mess!

We have managed to get a siege tower up to the bridge, but I can't get the troops to commit.

I need you to storm the Keep and kill Captain Malus Blackdagger!

Completion[edit | edit source]


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Encounter[edit | edit source]

On your way to the final boss you need to fight a large number of enemies including the mid-way Boss, Jareth Grim. The end boss is Malus Blackdagger. It is a 4-7 minute long fight depending on the damage of your group. Malus' combat will cycle through a number of abilities and then repeat. They include the following:

  • Kick: Malus kicks the targeted party member pushing them back 20 feet and doing 300 - 400 damage. Malus will follow this up with a teleport to the target.
  • Slashing Frenzy: This is the most dangerous ability Malus does. He swings his swords in an AOE arc of 180 degrees in front of him dealing 300 - 1500 damage to anyone in the arc. Get out of the red area when you see it or block through it.

Malus will summon help at around 75% health. This includes one Elite and two Minion enemies.

Call to Arms[edit | edit source]

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The Call to Arms: Storming the Keep event first ran from January 24th, 2014 to January 28th, 2014. It returned for a second run from November 27th, 2014 to December 1st, 2014.

Characters level 6 to 60 can queue for the skirmish. In addition to the skirmish queue, there is also a Sword Coast Adventures adventure, Storm the Keep.

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