Dark Reign Tier 3b: Volkara's Bite  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Faction Required:
Dark Reign (Min: Amiable)
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:42
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon May 15 06:01:16 2006
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.

This raid task begins with Captain Aleeth Zyrv (click for map image) in the Dark Reign camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Have high amiable faction with Dark Reign
- Have minimum 6 players; maximum 42
- Completion of all Tier 2 tasks and flags
- Completion of "Muddy the Waters"
- Completion of "Snowfoot Attack"
- Completion of "Knowledge is Power"
- Completion of "The Gilded Scroll" (group mission)

You say, 'Hail, Captain Aleeth Zyrv'

Captain Aleeth Zyrv says 'You must search the blackest recesses of your heart to serve us well, _____. Our endeavors are not for the frail.'

You have been assigned the task 'Volkara's Bite'.

So, you really wish to take on the queen of the spiders in Lavaspinner's Lair? Interesting. The reason to put an end to this spider, outside of the pleasure in ending the life of a pest, is to end the continual creation of spiders. Do not underestimate this spider, called Volkara. She has a nasty bite and is able to bring spiders to her aid at will. You will need to bring your own army to defeat her, for certain. Don't look to us for help here. You're on your own. Be the first to succeed and you will certainly capture the attention of the commander.

Task Steps

Touch the cave entrance to Lavaspinner's Lair 0/1 (The Broodlands)

Confront Volkara 0/1 (Lavaspinner's Lair)


Kill Volkara 0/1 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

The Event

The entrance to the instanced zone is in the far southeastern part of the Broodlands.

Once inside the zone, head to the far southeastern corner of the zone, where you'll find Volkara - a rather large lavaspinner.

Volkara hits for a max ~2,000; has ~765,000 hitpoints; single-target rampages; flurries; and procs "Volkara's Bite":

Volkara clicks is mandibles at you.

Volkara's Bite: PB AE 300', Poison (-300) (5 minutes)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 2000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 200 per tick
3: Increase Poison Counter by 25
4: Decrease Endurance by 100 per tick
5: Decrease Mana by 100 per tick

In addition, she spawns eggs ("Egg Sack") at health-based points: 80%, 60%, 40%, 20%, and 10%. These appear at the location of random players. If these aren't quickly killed, 3x "Magma Hatchling" spawn from them (these hit for a max ~800 and are stunnable, but not mezzable). You see this emote as the eggs spawn:

Volkara stamps its legs causing eggs to fall from the ceiling.

Completion & Loot

Kill Volkara to complete the task (adds do NOT despawn).

Volkara has been slain by _____!
Volkara's corpse stumbles and falls to the ground.
Your faction standing with Volkara has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Volkara's Brood has been adjusted by -1.

With Volkara dead, her plans to build an army of arachnids has been thwarted. Norrathians can rest a little easier.

She drops 9x "Lava Spider Spinners" (progression item) + 2 items from this loot table:

Ancient Feline Leggings
Ancient Scale Link Vest
Dragon Scale-Bladed Mace
Ring of Unsung Legends
Staff of the Broodlands
Summoner's Rune Belt

Task Rewards:
8 Ebon Crystals
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)
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Eggs despawn
# Dec 23 2017 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Unhatched eggs seemed to despawn when we did this task today on Phinigel.
Immune (or highly resistant) to fire spells
# Jun 21 2015 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
I'm working on these DoN progression tasks for my 105 wizard and discovered Volkara is exceedingly resistant to fire spells. I didn't get an "immune" message, but she resisted my fire claw and ethereal spells 100%. I had Empowered Focus of Arcanum running at the time, so plan on casting something other than fire if you've got it.
# May 17 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
Have MT and Cleric crew maintain on the Moma. Throughout the event (I think every 20% or something) eggs (targetable) will spawn, and if they are not killed quickly they will spawn mass amounts of baby spiders that will likely wipe your raid.

Have someone designated in each group as main assist and when the eggs spawn the raid leader should spam something like KILL THE EGGS!. Once eggs are done all DPS back on the spider. Rince and repeat. You may chose to BURN the moma spider down as the last eggs spawn near the spiders death and have people zone out to avoid the baby spider wipe just after the Spider dies.

This is a good event to use your infusion AA if you have it as the spider has an AE.
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