Danela's Stand  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Rain of Fear
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Nov 28 20:47:57 2012
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Rain of Fear Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This is a group mission that begins with Captain Dunstan Coldheart (map - full zone map) in the Crystal Caverns (located in a room in the center of the Coldain city, Froststone at -255, 230, -400).

- Level 85
- Completed "An Abundance of Orcs"
- Completed "Ry`Gorr Reconnaissance"
- Completed "Finding the Fear"
- Completed "Into the Caverns of Fear" (mission)

You say, 'Hail, Captain Dunstan Coldheart'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart does his best to hide the concern in his voice when speaking, 'Niva told me of your actions within the caverns. You can't blame yourself for Danela's escape. At least now we know where she's been holing up, and with the inner caverns cleared, we'll have firm fighting grounds for when we [lure] Danela from hiding. Or are you here for [other reasons]?'

You say, 'How do we lure her?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'The central pit may not look large, but it is a sizable space filled with many tunnels that wind their way to the top of the caverns. Danela could be hiding anywhere. Niva Coldmist is working on a way to force Danela to come out and face us. She's asked specifically for your help in orchestrating the traitor's defeat. It will likely take a [raid] force to take the traitor down, but I will not turn away your [group] if you're willing to aid the coldain.'

You say, 'My group will handle her'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Let me know when you are [prepared] to leave and I'll lead you back to the caverns of fear where Niva can inform you of our plans.'

You have been assigned the task 'Danela's Stand'.

Captain Dunstan has asked you to work with the Coldain forces to defeat Danela and recover the fear shard. Niva Coldmist should be able to provide further instruction.

You say, 'I am prepared!'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Good luck. The fate of Froststone rests in your hands.'

You have entered Caverns of Fear.

Task Steps

Speak to Niva Coldmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Make your way to the pit 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Niva caused an explosion that should force Danela from hiding. Head to the central pit where she is expected to be.

Engage Danela and witness her transformation 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Obtain visual confirmation that Danela has submitted herself to the power of fear.

NOTE: The task locks once Danela reaches this transformation at 70% health.

Drop a boulder on Danela while she's in terror form 0/2 (Crystal Caverns)

Defeat Ry`Gorr orcs 0/8 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Might and magic won't be good enough to tear Danela from her terror form. Find a way to drop boulders from the ceiling onto her head, breaking the traitor's concentration. The Ry`Gorr miners might have explosives good for blasting boulders.

Defeat Danela 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Defeat Danela while she is too weak to channel her terror form!

Claim your reward from Danela's Lockbox 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Danela's Lockbox contains your reward.

The Event

Speak with Niva Coldmist to spawn Danela Icewind in the pit.

You say, 'Hail, Niva Coldmist'

Niva Coldmist nods in silent greeting, 'You've arrived just in time. We're nearly finished with our [preparations].'

You say, 'What preparations?'

Niva Coldmist says 'The scouts have been collecting supplies to help build more explosives. We should have enough blasting power to cause the cavern walls to come crumbling down. Danela will either become trapped in the tunnels, or forced out into the open to face us. Either way, the traitor will die. When you're [ready] I'll light the fuse.'

You say, 'Ready!'

Niva Coldmist covers her ears while shouting, 'Brace yourselves! This is going to be one powerful blast!'

Make your way to the pit and engage Danela Icewind. She hits for a max (???). She casts "Instilled Fear" on random targets (1-tick blind) and casts "Terrorize" every 35 seconds.

Instilled Fear: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 33000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 15000 per tick
3: Blindness (1)

Terrorize: Targeted AE 15', Magic (-940)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 38000
2: 20% Chance to trigger: Crystalized

She may also cast "Falling Rock" upon her transformation:

Falling Rock: PB AE 1000', Unresistable (-950)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 34000

DPS Danela to 70%, at which point she turns into a tentacle terror and goes inactive. This updates the first step here and opens up the next two steps which you will complete as you progress the event.

The ceiling begins to crumble the heavy footsteps of orcs can be heard within the tunnels.

When Danela goes inactive at 70%, 3-4 Ry`Gorr miners spawn in the area above the pit. They are non-aggro, but spawn explosive barrels on random players (these tick down a "fuse" emote which you can move out of range from):

A Ry`Gorr miner throws a barrel of dynamite at _____.

Explosion: PB AE 15', Unresistable (-940)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 38000

Also when Danela goes inactive, several objects called "a boulder" spawn on the ceiling high above the pit. When you kill a Ry`Gorr miner, it spawns a ground spawn in place of its corpse. Pick up the ground spawn (an explosive), target one of the boulders, and right-click the explosive (you'll need a few clicks per boulder) to drop them on Danela. This updates the "Drop a boulder..." step.

Note: For a visual as to how what the boulders look like on the ceiling, see this image (this is the raid version, so there may be fewer boulders spawned, but this is what they look like -- they are the spherical objects).

After she's been hit with a few boulders, Danela goes aggro. Take her to 30% at which point she goes inactive again. You'll then need to kill 3-4 more miners and complete the boulder process again. After you've finished it a second time, she goes aggro again, and you can kill her.

Danela Icewind has been slain by _____!
Danela Icewind's corpse hits the cold cavern floor with ground-shaking force.

150 platinum

Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task)

Arctic Blade of Enforcing
Crystal Lurker Silk Band
Grydon's Blazing Sceptre
Kreztik's Precognition
Rixact's Gear of Crushing
Stone Band of the Stalag Form
Terror's Juju
Vitalizing Stone

Minor Dreadmote
Lesser Dreadmote
Median Dreadmote
Greater Dreadmote
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# Jan 02 2014 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Got Arctic Blade of Enforcing from the chest
# Jan 03 2013 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
the above review is a great one, my only changes are the four barrels of dynamite can be prefarmed for a fast second burn, u just cant pick them up, kill ur eight orcs, drop a boulder on her and burn her, when she goes inactive pick up second round and burn her again

this task is a major pita to box, never a minutes rest
Danela's Stand
# Dec 16 2012 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
If you evac during this you have to start mission completely over.
More stuff
# Dec 16 2012 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
Dropped 1x Greater Dreadmote and 1x Grydon's Blazing Sceptre
Completed today
# Dec 11 2012 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped 1x Lesser Dreadmote and 1x Stone Band of the Stalag Form
# Dec 03 2012 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
770 posts
Drop a boulder on Danela while she's in terror form 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

This is actually 0/2.

Beat Danela down to 70%, her HP locks and she transforms into a tentacle terror, becomes rooted in place, and does not summon. You may stay clear of her and deal with the orcs. Two orc bombers spawn on the walkway directly above her. Soon as an orc dies, another spawns to take its place. Need to kill 4 orcs to get the 4 explosives required to dislodge the boulder overhead. Drop the boulder on Danela, she reverts back to normal form, becomes unrooted, and can be taken down to 30% at which point the process repeats. The first set of orcs do not despawn. At 30% you get another pair of orcs -- you now have four dumping bombs upon you. Now you need 4 more dynamites to dislodge another boulder, this unlocks her HPs again and you may now kill her dead.

Note: that boulder is tucked way up in the ceiling, and its tough to spot unless you know specifically what to target. Once you find it the first time, its easy to spot it thereafter, once you know what pixel you are looking for.

Recommend: With Danela at 70%, drop a boulder on her, and then offtank her while you kill the two orcs that are alive. They will not respawn endlessly while Denela is NOT in tentacle form. Killing this pair now means you won't have four orcs to deal with later. When you get her down to 30%, you get just the two new orcs. Far, far less heal intensive when you don't have four orcs raining down twice the AE damage while you are trying to farm up 4 more explosives, much less kill Danela the rest of the way to dead.

ps. Don't bother trying to collect 8 dynamite at once, expecting to just burn her down through first and second stage with back to back boulder drops. You use four to drop the first boulder, and the remaining four in your inventory poof when Danela transforms. Although the task reads drop boulders 0/2 and kill orcs 0/8, effectively you must follow the sequence of kill orcs 0/4, drop boulder 0/1, kill orcs 0/4, drop boulder 0/1.

pss. Any orcs alive when Danela dies do not despawn -- they keep right on throwing bombs causing AE damage. Loot and scoot.

Edited, Dec 4th 2012 12:55am by Tobynn
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