Heart of Fear #4: The Heart of Fear  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Rain of Fear
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Jul 16 05:57:39 2013
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Rain of Fear Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This solo task is the fourth in a series of four. It begins with a Harbinger spy (click for map image) in the Heart of Fear: The Rebirth (middle level). The spy is found on the platform above the giant pit in the middle of the zone.

- Level 85
- Completed "Lost Harbingers"
- Completed "Channeling Cazic"
- Completed "Growing Fear"

You say, 'Hail, a Harbinger spy'

a Harbinger spy says 'I've been considering your dilemma. I believe the only chance you have to live is to enter the [heart of the crystal] and offer up the power inside you to Cazic-Thule. This is nearly as likely to end in your death as doing nothing, but it's either that or bow to the wishes of the Silent Herald.'

You say, 'What heart of the crystal?'

a Harbinger spy says 'If you wish to pursue that path, you will need to speak with the guard of the depths. You can find him guarding the passage exiting the room below us. Good luck.'

You have been assigned the task 'The Heart of Fear'.

Your time grows short. Your only chance for survival is to enter the heart of the crystal and offer the power to Cazic-Thule before it consumes you.

Speak with the guard of the depths 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Rebirth)

The guard of the depths is found at location 20, -435, -635 (click for map image -- at the very bottom of the pit in the center of the zone; east side).

You say, 'Hail, the guard of the depths'

the guard of the depths says 'So you are the one I have heard about. I can already feel the frightful power growing within you. However, you are not the only being to have obtained such power. Below us, near the heart of the crystal, are the most dangerous [phantasms].'

You say, 'Phantasms?'

the guard of the depths says 'They ventured below to grow stronger and offer their power to the Unspoken. After being consumed by him, they continue to wander without purpose. They remember only their need to consume the power of others. They will continue feed until they are [destroyed].'

You say, 'Destroyed?'

the guard of the depths says 'It is you who must do this. These phantasms and other avatars of fear have been trying to leave the depths to sate their hunger for power. This cannot be allowed as we still have work to do. Only you with your own frightful power can destroy them. It is kill or be killed. In the end you will either be defeated, or survive long enough to offer yourself to the Unspoken.'

Head down the ramps below, and zone into the Epicenter.

You have entered Heart of Fear: The Epicenter.

Try to enter the heart of the crystal and relinquish the power inside you 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Rebirth)

Zone into the Epicenter and head to the large room in the middle of the zone (click for map image). You will be denied entry.

A powerful presence denies you entry.

Cazic-Thule tells you 'You do not yet have enough to offer me. Return when you have acquired more power.'

Kill the phantasms that are feeding upon the power of the unborn 0/10 (Heart of Fear: The Epicenter)

Any of the numerous disembodied phantasms around the zone count towards this step.

Revert the powerful apparitions to more primitive forms and destroy them 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Epicenter)

Upon the death of the 10th phantasm, you receive a 30-minute buff called "Empowered". This buff allows you to engage and damage one of the "a powerful apparition" mobs that patrol the zone (click for map image). One can be found roaming the outer perimeter of the middle room.

NOTE: Only the first player to aggro "a disembodied phantasm" will get the buff. If you don't have the buff on you, you can't damage the apparition. If you lack the buff or lose it for whatever reason, you can kill another phantasm to regain it.

Try once again to enter the heart 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Epicenter)

A powerful presence denies you entry.

Cazic-Thule tells you 'An improvement, but still not enough. Return when you have acquired more power.'

A swarm of apparitions is currently approaching this location.

Apparitions begin spawning in the room, in large numbers, and exit through the doorway at which you triggered the update. They don't appear to be auto-aggro.

In total, 30 mobs spawn (staggered).

Destroy the swarm of apparitions 0/30 (Heart of Fear: The Epicenter)

Task Window Says: A swarm of apparitions is emerging from the heart of the crystal. Defeat them before they can make their way up to the guard of the depths. If the swarm has ceased, you can trigger it again by attempting to to enter the heart of the crystal.

You have to kill all the newly spawned apparitions (mezzable; each hit for a max ~3,500). If you fail to do so, you can respawn another wave of 30 mobs by re-entering the room after all the previous have been spawned and left.

Speak with the guard of the depths 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Rebirth)

You say, 'Hail, the guard of the depths'

the guard of the depths says 'You seem to have grown even more powerful than I expected. Unfortunately your ascension has attracted the attention of some powerful apparitions. I can feel them approaching from below. Prepare yourself.'

You have grown much more powerful, but not yet strong enough for Cazic-Thule. You will have to defeat the powerful apparitions that want to destroy you.

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empowered buff
# Aug 26 2013 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I was having a hard time getting the empowered buff. i was grouped with my monk and he got it easy..we killed like 5 extra mobs and i still didnt have the buff.. then I pulled the next phantasm and got to buff soon as it died. i also noticed we each had to pull a mob to recharge our buffs.
the "swarm"
# Jul 24 2013 at 4:26 PM Rating: Good
673 posts
they are a steady stream of yellow con (to 100) mobs. Not too difficult, much easier than trash. Not social (even w/ other mobs in zone). They don't hit too hard, not a lot of hp. And, you don't "lose" if you don't kill the 30 that come. Just keep "trying to enter the heart" and another 30 will spawn. Keep going until all 30 are credited for dead ...

Edited, Jul 24th 2013 6:37pm by Silfh
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
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