Plane of War Access #3: The Grandmaster's Tower  

Quest Started By:Description:
Where:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Apr 10 07:13:34 2014
Modified: Tue Sep 30 12:46:47 2014


THE PLANE OF WAR:

Access Quests: #1 - Field of Strife & Mines | #2a - Castle Rulnavis | #2b - Castle Tamrel | #3 - The Grandmaster's Tower
Castle Rulnavis Quests: #1 - Defending the Castle | #2 - A Colossal Task | #3 - Tactical Strike
Castle Tramrel Quests: #1 - The Tamrel Trials | #2 - A New Colonel In Town | Edmuund's Plight
Quests in the Mines: Katka's Cause | Deserving of Battle
Named Spawns & Locations: Hunter of the Plane of War
Castle Faction Quests: Castle Rulnavis | Castle Tamrel | Escape to Tamrel



This quest grants you access to the Grandmaster's Tower in the Plane of War. This is the locked tower in the southern part of the Field of Strife.

Pre-Requisites for this Quest:
- Have access to the Field of Strife (gained via this quest)
- Have access to Castle Rulnavis (gained via this quest)
- Have access to Castle Tamrel (gained via this quest)



Required Quest Completions

Castle Rulnavis
- Pre-Req: Increase Faction with Castle Rulnavis (ally is needed to complete the quests: +1,095 or thereabouts)
- #1: Defending the Castle
- #2: A Colossal Task
--- Katka's Cause (in the Mines - ties into the Castle Rulnavis quest arc)
- #3: Tactical Strike

Castle Tamrel
- Pre-Req: Increase Faction with Castle Tamrel (warmly is needed to complete the quests: +750)
- #1: The Tamrel Trials
- #2: A New Colonel In Town



What's NOT Required

The following quests have been confirmed as NOT necessary for entering the Grandmaster's tower.

- Deserving of Battle
- Edmuund's Plight
- Escape to Tamrel



Why Bother?

Well, if just seeing ALL of the Plane of War isn't reason enough, there is loot to consider too. The Grandmaster's three known drops:

Band of Umbrage
MAGIC ITEM NO TRADE PRESTIGE
Slot: FINGER
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 133
STR: +30+15 DEX: +27+14 STA: +23+11 CHA: +23+11 WIS: +20+9 INT: +20+9 AGI: +26+13 HP: +3059 MANA: +2849 ENDUR: +3029
SV FIRE: +60 SV DISEASE: +60 SV COLD: +60 SV MAGIC: +60 SV POISON: +60
Combat Effects: +5 Shielding: +3% Spell Shield: +3% Avoidance: +7 Accuracy: +8 Stun Resist: +3% Strikethrough: +3% DoT Shielding: +3% Attack: +32 HP Regen +3 Mana Regeneration: +2 Damage Shield: +2 Clairvoyance: +27 Spell Damage: +19 Damage Shield Mitigation: +3 Heal Amount: +19
Required level of 100.
Effect: Ancient Power (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 0.5)
Focus: Portentous Gift
WT: 0.2 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 3 (General: Spell Effect)

Battlecharged Blade
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE PRESTIGE PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 20
DMG: 104 Dmg Bonus: 25 AC: 80
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +18+9 DEX: +20 STA: +27+14 CHA: +24+12 WIS: +20 INT: +30+15 AGI: +26+13 HP: +2849 MANA: +3149
SV FIRE: +60 SV DISEASE: +60 SV COLD: +60 SV MAGIC: +60 SV POISON: +60
Shielding: +3% Spell Shield: +3% Avoidance: +7 Accuracy: +7 Stun Resist: +3% DoT Shielding: +3% HP Regen +3 Mana Regeneration: +4 Damage Shield: +2 Clairvoyance: +53 Spell Damage: +37 Heal Amount: +19
Required level of 100.
Effect: Force of Corruption IX (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
Focus: Sympathetic Alleviating Burst VII
WT: 1.6 Size: MEDIUM
Class: NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: HUM ERU HIE DEF GNM IKS FRG DRK
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Soul of the Grandmaster
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE PRESTIGE AUGMENTATION
Augmentation type: 7 8
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
AC: 50
STR: 0+6 DEX: 0+6 AGI: 0+6 HP: +150
Effect: Vampiric Strike VII (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
Restrictions - Shields Only
Slot: SECONDARY
Required level of 100.
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

There's also the Fiery Warhelm of Rallos Zek (100% one drop per kill - added in September 2014):

Rewards:
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A little more clarity about GM flagging.
# Jun 01 2014 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
1. Edmuund's plight is not a requirement for GM flagging.
2. Only warmly faction (I was 1 faction point above warmly 751 faction) is required on Tamrel side to complete the two quests needed.
3. When lighting books on fire in Castle Rulnavis (for 2nd Tamrel quest) it is completely random when the named will spawn. Also try books you have tried before that didn't light, because some might not the first couple times you try. Additionally, if someone else kills the mob in front/near the books you want to light, you will have to wait for a respawn of the mob to attempt to light it. Only the group that kills the mob, can light them. Some books have no mobs near them and you can light them without killing. You can only light books once from what I saw, except near the named in the side room. I was able to light the same books over and over, but that is probably a bug.
4. You will know when you have GM access, because you will get the achievement about access to the Antechamber of Drunder. Then you can go click the door, enter and not get DTed.
Achievement
# May 04 2014 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
44 posts
According to the achievements, Getting 5000 faction hits in Vallon and 5000 in Tallon (for max ally) are what grant access to this part of the zone....so 500ish medals on each side....subtracting however many thousand it takes to get them...and they don't drop every time, and are not soloable.
Achievement
# May 14 2014 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
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70 posts
wrong... you only need partisan done = all the task beside Deserving of Battle
????
# Apr 25 2014 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
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229 posts
I agree with you Bogemus...how exactly is a shield augment supposed to proc if you are not a bashing class, or does it just randomly proc during battle? I can see the extra AC being beneficial to a tank, or someone tanking, but other than that, I'll stick with what I have already.
Reward
# Apr 21 2014 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
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70 posts
Doing partisan(Fotress access) and Mercenary achievement will allow us to pick 1 of the first 7 nameds chase item and all of the Hunter 1 of the last 4 including the grandmaster
All this work...
# Apr 16 2014 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
29 posts
Granted, it is the best shield aug in the game and will be for a long time, but what is going to motivate other people to go through the extremely rigorous progression to get there? Three tanks and three mercs aren't going to be enough to kill The Grandmaster, I'll tell you that. I can only hope he drops an item that everybody wants, so everybody has an incentive to do the progression. Plane of War flagging requires more work than all of Call of the Forsaken combined.
All this work...
# Apr 16 2014 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Vampiric Strike on a shield aug... that's almost as bad as putting a backstab mod on a 2 hand weapon only aug.
Re: All this work...
# May 01 2014 at 5:07 AM Rating: Excellent
Guru
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137 posts
Can you explain that? Seems awesome to me.
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