Dain's Head  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Tue Feb 27 20:03:50 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
You say, 'Hail, King Tormax'

King Tormax says 'Greetings. You know who I am, but I only vaguely know of you. My purpose is simple, I will rule these lands like my father, and my grandfather before him. All tasks but two are inconsequential to me.'

You say, 'What tasks?'

King Tormax says 'The tasks are simple. I wish the death of the other 'powers' of this frozen waste land. If you are able to destroy either of my mortal foes, bring me proof of your exploits and you will be known as the hero of Kael Drakkel.'

You say, 'What powers?'

King Tormax laughs deeply, 'I speak of the foolish old dragon Yelinak and that pitiful Dain Frostreaver.'

Dain is one tough dwarf in Icewell Keep. You'll want to bring some friends to dispatch him. Turning his head into King Tormax yields you the Belt of Dwarf Slaying.

Your faction standing with King Tormax has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Yelinak has been adjusted by -250.
Your faction standing with Dain Frostreaver IV could not possibly get any worse.
You gain experience!

Need hand-in dialogues, faction required to receive quest, etc.
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Turn in factions
# Dec 21 2020 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
41 posts
Your faction standing with King Tormax has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Yelinak has been adjusted by -250.
Your faction standing with Dain Frostreaver IV could not possibly get any worse.
You gain experience!
Dain Head
# Mar 21 2020 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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+500 King Tormax faction.
Kromzek, Yelinak, and Dain factions were maxed so total unknown.

Hand in worked at Dubious.
dain gimpz
# Mar 14 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
Monk / Shaman duo'd the normal version dain, 70, in tacvi gear (well sham is my box and was in time gear.. really easy though, sham got hit some after banishing but my monk has solid agro np.
O the irony!
# Nov 12 2003 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
As you can see this is a very nice belt. Although i do want it, I am a dwarf.LOL.Yes a dwarf wanting a belt of dwarf slaying.Makes perfect sense right?
Anyways,i was wondering how severly my faction and with who will it go up or down. As well as that,i want to know how to raise faction with Kael and what faction is needed to actually do the quest. Remember making fun of people isn't nice. Just cause im a traitor to my people is doesn't make me a bad paladin. LOL. Plz find to the time to answer these few questions. Thx
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 05 2003 at 8:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the easy to beat him is to have a full group of which incluse a fully equipt 65 chanter 65 warrior 65 cleric 65 ranger and 65 wizzy and necro =) and have war pull him ranger shoot chanter slow and haste and charm a guard cleric buff and heal warrior whack away wizzy root and nuk and necro put pet on it sot it and just keep LT or life taping it =) ur welcome
Got My Belt!
# Apr 30 2003 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
After getting my faction to amiable (even before I cast my 300 faction change buff being I am a chanter ... which got me to kindly) I have been waiting two weeks to catch KT up before he is killed.

Yesterday he finally popped!

I was lucky enough to be standing right at his spot to see him pop. It was kind of weird though, because when I first looked at his throne where he spawns, there was actually another NPC standing there. I can't recall the NPC's name, but I had never seen it before and it's not one of the normal NPC's that hang out around KT's throne.

After about a minute of sitting there, I then saw King Tormax pop right before my eyes and the other NPC was nowehre to be found. It was kind of creepy. =)

Anyways, I then gladly hailed KT and handed him Dain's Head to receive my Belt of Dwarf Slaying.

My guild then took him down swiftly and gobbled up some pretty nice loot.

NOTE: I was told that after you hail him, if he talks to you and offers you the quest, then your faction is good enough. I actually hailed him while amiable before casting my faction buff on him and he offered me the quest. However, just to be sure I cast my faction buff on him, which took me to kindly. I then handed him Dain's Head.

Edited, Wed Apr 30 10:46:39 2003
pussy dain
# Dec 09 2002 at 9:41 PM Rating: Default
dropped dain 425 with 19 ppl tonight. he's a friggin *****. (we were almost all 65 though, hehehe)
RE: pussy dain
# Jul 18 2003 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default

Just my $0.02 but if you are all 65 and it took 19 of you to take out Dain, you would be the p*ssies.

Hehe most of the top guilds on Prexus use Dain for XP grouping, hehe. Single group.
RE: pussy dain
# Sep 30 2005 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
well, if u have the right classes he is one groupable. he CAN be slowed if u use a wtd shaman. group needs to consist of bard,necro,cleric,warrior +dps bard plays regen songs necro pumps cleric mana necro pays to sac a shaman right next to throne then uses wtd to slow dain. dps wait for 2 minutes before engaging doing max dps. u dont even need that great of a tank just a good healer with a high mana pool and to Unnforgiven Defender of Justice your fuc'king retarded. no guild will farm a single mob for exp. and since this quest only yeilds one reward i have to say that even if they did want to use this, everyone in the guild would quickly have one.
RE: pussy dain
# Aug 03 2003 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
Would love to see a single group take down an unslowable mob with up to 400k health that quads in the 400's. Yeh it is all melee but you better have 2 tanks because when 1 gets banished he is coming after the casters next.
RE: pussy dain
# Oct 31 2004 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
oh and still dont think he is 1 groupable. no way casters could keep enough mana ><
RE: pussy dain
# Oct 28 2004 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
Just fight him in the well and there you go >< dont gotta worry about banishing
RE: pussy dain
# Jun 22 2003 at 2:13 AM Rating: Default
I dont know about you but at any level of uberness I will find the banish annoying as hell...
RE: pussy dain
# Jan 23 2003 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
Two things. 1) Stop cussing, it only makes you look less intelligent. 2) Just because you and your 18 lvl 65 friends can take him out fairly easily doesn't make him a pu**y.
RE: pussy dain
# Jun 19 2003 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
Saying he's a ***** is cussing?


# Oct 01 2002 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
what is the currently necessary faction lvl to do this quest successfully ? ive heard non KoS, ive heard amiable, and ive heard Ally
RE: faction
# Dec 13 2002 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
Looks to me like high amiable is required (as is for the Tormax Head quest with Yelinak).

I can guarantee that Kindly is sufficient, however, having finally completed the damn quest after 3 months of periodic dwarf head donations to Bvellos. Never killed a single dwarf or dragon for the faction. Ha.
4 Heads in one night
# Aug 07 2002 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
We got lucky tonight. 4 Dains back to back. Could have got more but we ran out of people doing the shawl quest :(

Edited, Thu Aug 8 00:13:53 2002
# Jul 23 2002 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
Dain Head Turn in to Tormax Yeilds: Belt of Dwarf Slaying

Yelinak's Head Turn in to Tormax Yeilds: Gauntlets of Dragon Slaying.

Both of these Items are Top notch. Dain Pull Hard a a mother... Can take anywhere from 1 min to 6 hours. Yelinak is just Hardcore and Heavily camped. Tormax Faction also is 1 that is hard to raise =) Yelinak is also 1 who is you turn in the Head of Tormax you get some Giant Slaying item. All heads are worth the items they yield just the factioning is a bit difficult. =)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 25 2002 at 5:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i Soloed Dain to day.. Easy Prick.. and this belt i got from Tromax.... yuck ! wothless...
# May 12 2002 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default
Dain wasnt bad to pull since he warps through the ice when ya aggro him, but the ***** thing about him is keeping a main tank, he banish's everyone who as aggro whenever he gets banish up ( pain in the ***)
RE: dain
# Dec 18 2002 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
Fight him at the bottom of the well where he Dain touches people to, there for you take his dain touch out of the equation. Good luck!
#REDACTED, Posted: May 11 2002 at 12:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) blah, blah... he he THE hardest pull in the game... however for good reason, you get the best belt in the game if u just happen to kill him, he is a bad *** tho.
# May 10 2002 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
I got paid 1.5kpp to attack dain frostreaver IV casue they wanted to see how hard he hit he hit me for 425hp3 times and guards finished me off. i got 1.5kpp and 90percent exp res
RE: dain
# Jun 14 2002 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
150 posts
Where do I get in line?

<edit> Heh I love how people come by and rate posts that are a joke. This was a simple joke. Though I know a lot of newer players would love to take a 10% exp loss and make that much cash. Heh, it is still funny how people rate posts some times...

Edited, Sun Dec 29 00:07:47 2002
Dain pull
# Apr 15 2002 at 4:57 PM Rating: Default
<sigh> great :) Good thing you all know how to pull him lol :P
No you actually do not kill the guards as they are on a 7 minute timer...
For the rest, make a monk and play with it.
There is a reason this is the hardest pull in game
Bad faction with King Tormax and giants how do I turn in the
# Mar 13 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Default
I have a question on turning in Dain's Head to King Tormax. If you are an enchanter, and are allied with Coldain Dwarves and hated my KD Giants, but you have Dain's head and want to turn it in to the King for the Belt of Dwarfslaying - How do you do it if you are KOS to Giants?

I hear that charm wont work on him, so what am I suppose to do other than get great faction again with Giants which will take forever.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2002 at 9:23 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) YOur smoking pot? Physco, can't charm a lvl 70 for cristsakes
RE: Bad faction with King Tormax and giants how do I turn in
# Apr 28 2002 at 1:37 PM Rating: Excellent
get to none kos and then open trade window get someone to invis u (only after opening window so ur faction is indiff) click trade and then go kill some giants to change faction back to kos
How do you open a trade window....
# Jun 18 2003 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
... if you can't get close enough as a KoS player? I have used invis and sneak before and it's great... but it doens't always work.

How do you get to indifferent or even dubious if there are no Dain raids to tag on? What is the best place to kill and what are the best quests to do to even get you non-KoS to KT? Once you are non-KoS I know of quite a few that are helpful, but before that...?
RE: Bad faction with King Tormax and giants how do I turn in
# Apr 10 2002 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
Too bad so sad the only way is to get up faction

Hint:go on Dain raids big faction hit I heared
RE: Bad faction with King Tormax and giants how do I turn in
# Dec 02 2002 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
I went from allied to amiable in one raid.
# Dec 31 2001 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
What zone is the dragon in and any clue if what guilds on Sol Ro are actually sided with gaints? i would like to actually side against the dwarfs...... though if i can't i geuss i will join Union =) eather way could someone post all the quest info for each of the 3 vwellious factions?...so i know the pro's and cons of taking dain over keal?
RE: Dragon?
# Jan 18 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
300 posts
Yelinak is in Skyshrine. You also don't need to be in a specific guild to go ally with giants or dwarves. Just get into groups that give you opposite faction.
he is hard
# Oct 06 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
to anyone that says he isn't hard, sure he isn't hard when you are in amazing guilds like ED (which i hope to join on day ), and you have 130 people in the guild and 95% of them have there epics and amazing TOV armor, but when you in a normal guild he is hard, think about it, he has 450,000 hp and he hits damm hard, and real fast,
Hmm Yeah sure, why not
# Oct 04 2001 at 6:01 PM Rating: Default
Dain is one tough dwarf in Icewell Keep. Turning in his Head gets you this belt.

Heck, sure, ill just slay him and turn his head to get the belt [/sarcasm off]

They make it sound so easy.. *shrug*
# Sep 25 2001 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
Aye there are 2 versions of him 350 daid and 425 dain. He gets those names becase that what he hits for.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 04 2001 at 12:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hail all. I am Mezmur of Enlightened Dark and on the Tarew Marr server. We have killed Dain Frostreaver IV many times and have yet to fail. We have become victoious in all of our seven tries. I have the Belt of the Dwarfslaying and it is actually an ok item. Make sure you have at least 36-42 people. Enlightened Dark has 122 members as of today not counting alternates. We never have a problem but good luck to all who try.
best priest belt
# Jul 24 2001 at 1:03 PM Rating: Default
OK this is by far the best priest belt but your pretty much screwed if your on tov thurg faction here is there another quest from yelinak or dain to grant a similiar item?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 22 2001 at 8:52 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey whoever it was that said he was lvl 70 ..how do you know he was 70 ?? U can't go over lvl 60 so don't tell me he conn'd even if he conn'd RED wich you say he did then he could be a lil lower then 70 i mean i know Mobs 9 lvl's higher then you aren't still conning yellow ....
RE: he's not hard eh ?
# Aug 16 2001 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
There is a little tool called ShowEQ that gives all sorts of useful information including the level of the mobs. That's how people figuoure out the level if it's over 62.
RE: he's not hard eh ?
# Apr 21 2002 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
While technically showeq would show you his lvl on fan sites thats not where it comes from...the lvl is represenative of how hard the mob is
Turn in Yelinak's head.
# Jul 20 2001 at 8:44 AM Rating: Good
Ok, heres what I THINK happens when you turn in Lord Yelinak's head. I THINK you get gauntlets of dragon slaying from turning in Lord Yelinak's head. They are 30 ac and plenty of other great stats. Plz don't flame me if I am wrong, this is just a guess.
RE: Turn in Yelinak's head.
# Sep 04 2001 at 10:52 PM Rating: Default
your actually correcgt
what about this
# Jul 16 2001 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
ok am I the only one who hasn't noticed the other option? What about yelinak, has no one tried killing him and turning in his "whatever body part it is" in, since the king says he wants either one killed?
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