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Well of Dragons

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Well of Dragons
Location Type: Adventure Zone
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Levels: 70

The Well of Dragons is an adventure zone introduced in Module 5: Rise of Tiamat. It is designed for level 70 characters. Its storyline and quests are a continuation of the Tyranny of Dragons Campaign.

Dragons appear every 1 hour with 45 minutes examples 2:45 , 3:45, 4:45 etc..

NPCs[edit | edit source]

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The image to the right shows the position of every NPC (marked as green) in the area. The red dots represent the elite guardians.

Number Name Description
1 Elminster Aumar Weekly quest
2 Sandesyl Morgia Daily quest
3 Fitzhugh Montgomery Daily quest
4 Demon Hunter Daily demon quest
5 Preceptor Theraclast Daily quest
6 Linu La'neral Daily quest
7 Harper Boward Daily quest
8 Delrin Bass Daily quest
9 Merrisara Winterwhite Daily quest
10 Camp Quartermaster Injury and skill kits seller
11 Feldon Strongbeard Area's trinket trader
12 Lyri Fawnten Dragon Relic Collector

Introductory Quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Start End
The Return of Tiamat Sergeant Knox Harper Boward
The Well of Dragons Harper Boward Elminster Aumar
Factional Assets Elminster Aumar Elminster Aumar
Lay of the Land Preceptor Theraclast Preceptor Theraclast
Sacrificial Victims Linu La'neral Linu La'neral
Skin and Bones Sandesyl Morgia Sandesyl Morgia
An Extended Rest Elminster Aumar Elminster Aumar

Repeatable Quests[edit | edit source]

The daily quests are assigned in sets of three, which are indicated here by an arbitrary letter. The set given on a particular day is random.

Type Quest Quest Giver Notable Rewards
Weekly Reclaiming the Hoard Elminster Aumar 5Page of Arcane Lore, 25 Dragon Hoard Coins, 9 Fallen Dragon Fang, 4,500 Rough Astral Diamond
Daily (A) Sacrificial Victims Linu La'neral 1Cult Secret, 1Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang, Lair Chest[1]
Daily (A) Unlikely Allies Shay Cutter 2Cult Secret, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (A) Skin and Bones Sandesyl Morgia 2Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (B) Draconic Alchemy Sandesyl Morgia 1Cult Secret, 1Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang, Lair Chest[1]
Daily (B) Punishing the Oppressors Linu La'neral 2Cult Secret, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (B) Thwarting the Cult Fitzhugh Montgomery 2Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (C) Infernal Bindings Linu La'neral 1Cult Secret, 1Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang, Lair Chest[1]
Daily (C) The Drake Handlers Delrin Bass 2Cult Secret, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (C) Interception Harper Boward 2Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (D) Fool's Gold Sandesyl Morgia 1Cult Secret, 1Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (D) Lay of the Land Preceptor Theraclast 2Cult Secret, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (D) Captive Rescue Linu La'neral 2Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (E) Fetch Quest Merrisara Winterwhite 1Cult Secret, 1Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (E) Volatile Compound Sandesyl Morgia 2Cult Secret, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
Daily (E) A Lesson in Infiltration Harper Boward 2Dragon Sigil, 1Fallen Dragon Fang
No cooldown Rewards for the Hoard[2] Reclaimed Tiamat Horde 1Linu's Favor

Heroic Encounters[edit | edit source]

Icon Encounter Size
Map Icon Hotspot Rank C Patrol.png Thwarting Cult Patrols 2 to 3
Map Icon Hotspot Rank C Sacrifice.png Thwarting Sacrifices 2 to 3
Map Icon Hotspot Rank C Hoard.png Thwarting the Hoarders 2 to 3
Map Icon Hotspot Rank B Bone.png Bone Rituals 3 to 5
Map Icon Hotspot Rank B Knight.png Cover of Night 3 to 5
Map Icon Hotspot Rank B Cultists.png Cult Assembly 3 to 5
Map Icon Hotspot Rank B Troops.png Enemies and Allies 3 to 5
Map Icon Hotspot Rank B Devils.png Raising Hell 3 to 5
Map Icon Hotspot Rank A Black Dragon.png Black Herald of Tiamat (Rogrotus) 6 to 10
Map Icon Hotspot Rank A Blue Dragon.png Blue Herald of Tiamat (Kradazuur) 6 to 10
Map Icon Hotspot Rank A Green Dragon.png Green Herald of Tiamat (Volzakaris) 6 to 10
Map Icon Hotspot Rank A Red Dragon.png Red Herald of Tiamat (Hohengroth) 6 to 10
Map Icon Hotspot Rank A White Dragon.png White Herald of Tiamat (Glycamerax) 6 to 10

Dragon Run[edit | edit source]

These runs are called DR for short, start at the green dragon Volzakaris at 45 minutes after every hour in the Well of Dragons. Players start about 30 minutes after to form groups until the zone is full of runners. All runners are requested to enter a party in order to get the most out of buffs and maximize space in the zone. The most any zone can contain is 40 players but after 30 players need to be invited to the zone.

Once the run begins, the green dragon is brought down quickly and the group mounts up and moves south through the camp to the blue dragon Kradazuur. The army swarms the red dragon Hohengroth next followed by the white Glycamerax. Finally heading north the army kills the black dragon Rogrotus at which point a player known as the "caller" will choose a low population zone to transfer the army.

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Now in the new zone the 5 dragons are still alive and ready to be killed again. Make sure you pick the zone with the LOWEST number of other players to allow as many of the 30-40 players and if you are a party leader with openings invite those asking to your party if the group is within 30-39 at the time. This time the army spawns at the campfire and head northwest to Rogrotus and follow the path in reverse to the green dragon Volzakaris. Successful runs end with a total of 10 dragons killed by all the runners. In rare cases, there is enough time to jump again and try for 11 or more Dragons. However issues do occur to prevent this from happening.

Server Load[edit | edit source]

One common position among players, Control Wizards using the spell "Icy Terrain"[3], among other encounter powers[4], during the Dragon Run can cause localized lags within the instance. The cause of this is due to network server issues, such as server tick rates[5]. Icy Terrain is a massive area of effect (AoE) spell doing constant damage up to 8 seconds. It is meant for large crowds and not very effective on the dragons and can be refrained from use. There is no direct finger to point at just one cause, having 40 players in any area of the game, can and will cause an abundance of latency.

Other issues can and do arise, from no clear zone available for the jump after killing the first 5 dragons, to conflicts of confusion such as dual runs overlapping each other. The event can be chaotic at first but enjoyable and rewarding in the end.