Somnium Event #2: The Essence of Dreams  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Event
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:House of Thule
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Jan 7 04:05:22 2011
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
This is the second event in the Sanctum Somnium raid expedition.

You can access the event area by travelling up the steps to Morell's Tower and clicking on the door to port inside. Then click on the door across from the port-in point of the tower.


- Speak to the Herald of Reverie to trigger the event.
- Kill the Shadow of the Heart while curing mezzes, killing the "Shadow of Dreams" mobs as they spawn, and killing or kiting the three Dream mini nameds.

Triggering the Event

You say, 'Hail, Herald of Reverie'

Herald of Reverie says 'You've arrived at the end, _____. This has all been a dream, a vision conjured by your mind while you remain trapped in your slumber. It's time for you to wake up now, so you can [leave]. If you [stay], your dreams will become very unpleasant.'

You say, 'Oh, I think I'll stay'

Herald of Reverie says 'That would be a poor decision. Leave now. Or [suffer] the consequences.'

You say, 'I'll suffer!'

Herald of Reverie says 'So be it. If you choose to continue this path into Morell's world, you will pay for it in blood. Goodnight, _____. Pleasant dreams.'

The Herald of Reverie despawns and in his place, the Shadow of the Heart appears along with the Dream Harvester and 3x "Shadow of Dreams".

Shadow of the Heart says 'I'm a manifestation of your despair and doubt that clouds your dreams. It is only fitting that you die here in this empty void.'

Event Cures

Every mob in this event procs a mez spell. These spells have no counters, so they are curable only with select cures such as Paladin splash, Radiant Cure, Pure Spirit, and Purify Soul.

Shadow of the Heart

The Shadow of the Heart hits for a max ~22,000 (no rampage or flurry). She casts "Reverie", "Worried Dreams", "Shattered Illusion", "Silent Calm", "Peaceful Rest", and "Vision of the Void":

Reverie: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Mesmerize (1) (12 ticks)
2: SpinStun

Worried Dreams: PB AE 100', Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 10000
2: Decrease Mana by 500

Shattered Illusion: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Decrease STR by 200
2: Decrease DEX by 200
3: Decrease AGI by 200
4: Decrease STA by 200
5: Decrease INT by 200
6: Decrease WIS by 200
7: Decrease CHA by 200
8: Decrease Attack Speed by 25% (5 minutes)

Silent Calm: PB AE 25', Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 40000 per tick (3 ticks)
2: Silence

Peaceful Rest: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Increase Hitpoints by 100000

Vision of the Void: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 10000
2: Shadowstep

You'll see a few purple emotes as the event progresses, the first of which occurs at 70%:

Why do you insist on trying to destroy this dream world? You cannot be so arrogant as to think that your efforts here will truly matter.

At this point, she casts the spell "Awaken" (unknown what this does beyond a 10k nuke on everyone near her):

Awaken: Unknown(32) 50', Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 10000

At 50%, you see:

Your dreams feed my power.

At this point, the second mini named spawns (more information about this in a section below).

At 20%, you see:

Your dreams are forfeit!

At this point, the third mini named spawns.

At 10%, you see:

Why do you resist? Even if you can defeat the essence of dreams, you cannot destroy that who holds dominion over them! I'll show you how futile your efforts really are!

At this point, she again casts the spell "Awaken".

The Shadows

As soon as you trigger the event and every 35-45 seconds thereafter (until the Shadow of the Heart is dead), 3x "Shadow of Dreams" spawn and aggro. This emote coincides with their appearance:

I can delve into your dreams, and conjure forth the shadows that haunt you.

These shadows hit for a max ~8,500 and proc the spell "Quiet Slumber":

Quiet Slumber: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Mesmerize (1) (6 ticks)

Shadow of Dreams has been slain by _____!
Shadow of Dreams returns to the realm of dreams.

The Mini Nameds

Three mini nameds appear in this encounter: Dream Harvester (upon trigger), Dream Reaver (50%), and Dream Destroyer (20%).

Each of these mobs hits for a max ~13,000 and has a lot of hitpoints compared to the shadows. Each of them procs the same mez as the shadows. You can either keep them kited, offtanked, or kill them. What you do with them has no bearing on the event's completion.

Dream Harvester says 'I will take your dreams from you. Do not resist.'

The Dream Harvester casts "Quiet Slumber" and "Harvest Dreams":

Harvest Dreams: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Mana and Hitpoints by up to 500 per tick

Dream Reaver says 'Stay still, while I extract the dreams and hopes from your fragile form.'

The Dream Reaver casts "Quiet Slumber" and "Reave Dreams":

Reave Dreams: Single Target, Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 25000 per tick (3 ticks)
2: Inhibit Melee Attacks by (50%)
3: Decrease Movement by 50%

Dream Destroyer says 'You continue to fight, but it will all be for naught. I will shatter your dreams like glass.'

The Dream Destroyer casts "Quiet Slumber" and "Destroy Dreams":

Destroy Dreams: PB AE 25', Magic (-710)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 35000

Dream Harvester has been slain by _____!
Dream Harvester's corpse says, 'My defeat is inconsequential. As is your resistance.' It fades away into nothingness.

Dream Reaver has been slain by _____!
Dream Reaver's corpse says, 'Destroying me doesn't change anything.' It fades into nothingness.


Kill the Shadow of the Heart to complete the event. Upon her death, all remaining adds despawn and an ornate chest spawns with loot.

Shadow of the Heart has been slain by _____!
Shadow of the Heart's corpse lets out a cry as it fades into nothingness.

You can use the Shadow Portal to exit the event area:

You say, 'Hail, Shadow Portal'

Shadow Portal is a glimmering hole in the void. 'Speak your desire to leave, and the way will open.' It appears you can [exit] the void through here.

You say, 'I wish to exit'

Shadow Portal shimmers as you step inside, leaving the smokey void behind.

Failure & Reset

The Shadow of the Heart can be left idle for about 40 seconds before the event resets entirely. In this case, all event mobs despawn and the Herald of Reverie reappears:

You waited too long in slumber. Can you be certain that this even happened?

The event is also on a timer, believed to be about 40 minutes from the time of trigger. You'll see this warning 30 minutes into the event:

That's enough. Soon you will awaken, wether you want to or not. You cannot delay the inevitable. Your time is almost up!


Loot includes 2 Perspicuous Remnants (first list) + 2-3 other items (second list) + 4 Tangible Dream Fragments (any type) + 0-1 Lucid Globe of Phantasmic Power + 0-1 bonus item (third list):

Perspicuous Remnant of Desire
Perspicuous Remnant of Devotion
Perspicuous Remnant of Fear
Perspicuous Remnant of Greed (most common)
Perspicuous Remnant of Knowledge
Perspicuous Remnant of Survival
Perspicuous Remnant of Truth (see this armor guide for more information)

Dreamer's Cloak
Dreamforged Buckler
Dreamforged Shield
Dreamshadow Blade
Dreamshadow Greataxe
Dreamshadow Mace
Earring of Reverie
Fragment of Dreams
Mask of Reverie
Pendant of Reverie
Shadow Heart Sash

Dreamforged Shield (Yes, it's a possible bonus item on its own event.)
Lucky Gouzah Foot
Maleg's Claws
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# Oct 17 2011 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Oct 17th 2011 9:55pm by Immortal1
SS2 Essence of Dreams
# Sep 24 2011 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
29 posts
This event officialy sux. They keep tinkering with it making it even more sucky. It was bad enough when everyone had to pet tank it, but they decided to "improve" it by taking this option out. Then to make matters worse they added an annoying spin stun. Did they run out of terrain in this expansion or what? WTF is up with fighting in a cloud when zero encounters in the group zone utilize this space? I feel horrible for all the warriors that have to tank this. Massive death counts for every week of doing this =(
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