Torden, the Bastion of Thunder

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Level Range:
57 - 70

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Level 57 is required to enter the zone without a flag on the live servers.
Everyone can enter the zone with a flag.
Welcome to the Bastion of ThunderThe Lower LevelEarthFireThunderclap's ArenaTower CourtyardWaterAirEmmerik Skyfury's BattlegroundKuanbyr HailstormAgnarr's PortalAgnarr's Chamber
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zone basics
# Dec 17 2022 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Some helpful info:

WING-----Dir-------Mob------Gem-----------Lvl 65 Named
Earth-----South----Jord ----Sandstone-----Gaukr

Any of the 4 nameds drops the Ring of Torden. Collect the 4 gems, combine in the Ring and you get Enchanted Ring of Torden, which is a key to the Towers. The "door" to enter the Towers are next to the gargoyles in the bees area reached by clicking one of the 4 pads at the top level of each wing.

The four Towers are similarly classified, Earth, Fire, Air and Ice. The trash can drop the four Spheres, same adjectives as the Gems. The level 67 nameds up there, drop an Unadorned Symbol of Torden. Use that container to combine the 4 spheres and you acquire Symbol of Torden, which allows you to click into Agnarr's area.

These keys will port up a full group to each level.

Note that Spheres can drop rarely from trash in the lower levels but lot more common from Tower trash.

Edited, Dec 17th 2022 2:38pm by Sippin
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lvl req
# Jul 15 2012 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
level 57 is all you need to enter.
lvl req
# May 09 2020 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Not on TLP's. (Just to clarify, you need to be level 62 if you are not flagged for BoT to enter.)

Edited, May 9th 2020 7:10pm by Morpain
# May 26 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
So what level is required to get in here? 57??? Just need clarification.

85 cleric. Maelin Starpyre-Lady Lalyne Angelheart of the Time Lords
<Appotus Dominus>
FTW, Search for the no drop
# Jan 19 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
FTW, search for the no drops you have to go deep my friend.
This character picked the jord side.
Once you start to see A jord skygge, A jord kriger and A jord far you are much closer to getting Etheral Parchment drops 1 out of 10 same for SP's.
A jord skygge have mean AE Stun, be warned!
Good zone to stay a while
# Feb 14 2009 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
Good zone for xp until lvl 63-64 or so, then it's decent for aas until the mid 70's. This all depends on gear, aas, group, etc.

The drops are decent, the stormriders drop an ok shield and some tradeskill items and the giants drop binding powder pretty frequently.
Where is the loc for this zone?
# Jul 16 2008 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
Got the level message to check this place out, but the directions it gives "Take POK to PoTranquility once there head north until you reach a stone archway..." Looked all over for this archway (heading north as I zoned) and could not find it. Did find a faucet spewing yuk that took me to PoD, and a cave that took me to Runes of Lxanvom, but still could not find this place. Could some one post where this stone is I need to click on?

Ok,after searching all over the place, and adding labels to my map, I found the entrance to BOT, it is located in the southern NOT NORTHERN part of PoT, and is located on a wooden boardwalk. The loc is Neg 720 X Pos 1750. The clicky looks like a large Reddish Pink rock.

Edited, Jul 16th 2008 11:25am by Ranvaranai
Info correction
# Jul 15 2008 at 10:27 PM Rating: Default
It's actually open to all 57+ players, I zoned my 57 mage in the other day.
Corner Towers
# Jun 09 2008 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
What are the keys to the corner towers?
Hot Zone Aug
# Mar 05 2008 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
The Hot Zone Aug is:

50hp, and all saves+5
Hot Zone!
# Feb 28 2008 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
As of Feb. 28th, 2008 the new Hot Zones!

Level 20 North/South Ro
Level 25 Solusek's Eye
Level 30 Blightfire Moors
Level 35 Stone Hive
Level 40 Dulak's Harbor
Level 45 Skyshrine
Level 50 Akheva Ruins
Level 55 Crypt of Nadox
Level 60 Riwwi, Coliseum of Games
Level 65 Torden, Bastion of Thunder
Level 70 Ruins of Illsalin

What do you say to get to final floor?
# Aug 14 2007 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
My group killed Emmerik the other day. He is the second giant with the portals on the way to the top floor with Agnarr. When Askrr spawned he said something about the top floor and the key word was (Storm). But we couldnt get him to port us to the final floor using the key word. We tried almost every sentence you could think of and no port. Anyone know exactly what you have to say here to go to the top floor?
What do you say to get to final floor?
# Feb 18 2008 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
When you say "Storm", a windstorm forms behind Askr. You right click on it.

can a bst solo here
# Jan 28 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
can a lvl 68 bst solo in this zone
can a bst solo here
# Apr 03 2008 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Yes, depending on your number of aa's and gear. My bsty has no prob in BoT, but I have over 600 aa's at lvl 78 and have some below avg gear. Most of my stuff is either tradeskilled or bazz bought (poor by a lot of ppls standards). I have seen ppl solo in BoT with less than 400 aa's quite nicely... just pull with your slow and be ready to feed pet to mobs while you escape if things go bad.
Mini Information
# Jul 27 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Being a 63 enchanter i have never had any problems slowing any of the mini's, except for the immune one obviously. *shrug*
Mini Information
# Sep 30 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
Here is a little info for anyone new to the zone, wanting to farm the minis. There is a lot of misinformation and it is spread all over the place so I will put it here.

4 minis in lower part of BoT. One for each wing (fire,water,air,earth). They are all on a 5 or 6 hour respawn, can't remember how long exactly at the moment. They all mitigate slow (except laef who is immune to slow) - a mob that mitigates slow will mitigate ANY slow. It does not matter if a Shaman, or Enchanter (or beastlord) casts it. (Despite a post saying fully slowable by shamans). However it is hard to land as they are very magic resistant. From my vast experience killing them I would say they are easiest to hardest to slow in this order: Oreen (easiest), Hreider, Gaukr, Laef(immune).

Procs: Gaukr-1500dd proc, Oreen-none, Laef-none, Hreider-500dd proc.

Heals: Each one will chain cast CHEAL as soon as it drops below 50% health until it is out of mana. Cheal only heals 7500 hp or whatever so it gives them about 10% health a shot or so. (If it gets above 50% it will continue to attack until reaching 49% again where it will cheal itself). Gaukr is the exception to this. Often he will just keep whacking away. Once they are done healing themselves they seem to hit alot harder and faster (just an observation but it seems to happen every time).

Loot: Most often you will get a ring of torden and prob a spec parchment too. (crap). Rarely, approx 1/10 times they will drop their respective ornate pant pattern/mold. A glyphed rune word will drop maybe 4/10 times, and one of the general items from their loot table will drop about 4/10 of the time. If you are very lucky you will get one of each, but expect to kill these guys many times and only get a ring and a spec (or just a ring).

Using an elemental pet via enchanter or mage is great for dps and makes them much easier. You can no longer charm earth mobs so if you want to use a pet on Gaukr, you will need to drag one over from one of the other wings.

Oh also, they will often attempt to gate if you pull them too far away from their spawn point, so either kill surrounding mobs, or have enough dps that you can drop it fast.

Happy farming.

Edited, Thu Sep 30 16:09:22 2004
RE: Mini Information
# Jul 19 2005 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
one thing that should be mentioned.
Shamans and beastlords are going to have the most success slowing these bosses. Disease slow seemed to land about 70% of the time back when i played. Just debuff there disease resist and your set =P
BoT and "No Heals"
# Sep 22 2004 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
One of my guildmates ran into an interesting problem in BoT. They went to the upper east (I think it was) part of the zone when they pulled two ordinary looking mobs but all of a sudden nobody could heal!! Cleric couldn't heal; Ranger couldn't heal. Could cast the spell but it had no effect. After half the group had died, the ranger made a run for it but one of the giants liked him and kept summoning hiim back. Finally his shield disc ran out and he died. Anybody know what that “no heal” was about? Never ran into that before.

Edited, Wed Sep 22 13:08:44 2004
BoT and
# Jun 07 2005 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts

The No Heal/No Cast problem comes up occasionally and there are a bunch of different ways to try to fix it. Ways that have worked for me include: Zone, Reload your spell set gems, do "/loadskin default", and the ever popular log. The fix is not predictable, and you just hope one of them works quickly.

Reewyn of Povar
RE: BoT and
# Sep 30 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
Hey man that can happen in any zone the odd time. It is not a BoT related bug. Sometimes (not sure why) spells will cease to work in a whole zone. I have had this happen a few times actually on raids where the whole raid had to relog in order to regain casting abilities. Just one of those dumb things that can happen.
# Aug 03 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
Any maps for BoT available?
# Jan 03 2004 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
i want to go to bot but i dont know how to how do i get in to bot

toughrodger 53 war
RE: how
# Jan 14 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
As a 53 Warrior, you will not go to BoT.

First way is must be lvl 62 Unflagged.

Second way, for below 62, is to complete a PoJ Trail, then obtain all the items you need for the BoT key.

Let alone, the mobs here are no joke. Most wouldn't take you in a group at that level.
ornate molds
# Nov 23 2003 at 6:01 AM Rating: Default
i need ornate molds trying to buy them but good i gto 2 pices and come to find out their rare and i'm getting raped on these peirces.. who drops the ornate molds and how rare is the drop.? and is it worth it for a sk to have full ornate armor? thx all :)
dropped item
# Aug 26 2003 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
picked up a drop of pure rain last night anyone have any info on this item, or a link on where i can find some info.
RE: dropped item
# Oct 07 2003 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
Used to make Hurricane temper:

Pure rain sells for 1-1.5K

Rieslar, 65 Shaman

Edited, Tue Oct 7 15:05:11 2003
Where is this zone?
# Jul 09 2003 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
Hello I have ran all over POT looking for the entrance to this place. Can anyone tell me how to get there?
RE: Where is this zone?
# Jul 13 2003 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
it's past PoS. Continue along the boardwalk further out into the water.
# Jul 03 2003 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
Without a FDer what is a good strat for single pulling?
RE: Pulling
# Jan 29 2004 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
or an enchanter/cleric/pally they have pacify
even tho for druid/ranger harmony is alot more mana effective for group concerns
RE: Pulling
# Jul 18 2004 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
Unfortunately, pally's pacify only work on mobs 55 or under so it wont work here
RE: Pulling
# Jul 29 2003 at 12:22 PM Rating: Excellent
Get a ranger or druid.. they are WAY better for pullin here, cast harmo and bam you got a single in well less then half the time a sk or monk would have split them...
Raid level access
# Jun 24 2003 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
With recent zone level changes, does anyone know if a guild has some flags to BoT is there a level requirement for others in a raid who do not have the flag?
RE: Raid level access
# Oct 01 2003 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
104 posts
level has no bearing on PoP raid access. lvl 55 is required if you wish to enter the Planes of Valor, Storms, Torment or the Crypt of Decay without achieving a flag for these zones first. (need PoJ trials for Valor/Storms, Terris killed for Torment and Grummus killed for Crypt)/ lvl 62 is required if you wish to enter Torden, the Bastion of Thunder or the Halls of Honor without achieving a flag for those zones first. (BoT needs the Askr the Lost collection quest from PoStorms, HoH needs the killing of the Glass Dragon, Aerin`Dar) Back to the original point, it is possible to get raided into just about any raid, assuming that 85% of the people on the raid already have the flag. I would assume it's possible for a lvl 46 to become PoTime flagged, however unlikely.
Please do not excite the ogres.

80 Cleric
<Shenanigans> Tunare
RE: Raid level access
# Jan 29 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
you can be time flagged at lvl 46... some uber guild find amusement in doing this.. seeing as you do not have to even be elemental to be time flagged, you can get visa'd in and kill all 4 elemental flagg mobs and bam you are time flagged
RE: Raid level access
# Jul 30 2004 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
658 posts
However, you cannot zone into Time until you are level 65. It is a required level zone, just as PoT has a level requirement of 46.
RE: Raid level access
# Nov 24 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Good
22 posts
you could be flagged at 46 as long as you got 85% in to each of the elemental gods (don't have to have flags before this if I remember correctly) and get the quintessecence (sp?) of elements. Now, with this you wouldn't be flagged for any of the previous zones (Tactics, Fire, Earth, etc.)
RE: Raid level access
# Jul 13 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Default
Technically you could be lvl 1. If your raid begain in Plane of Knowledge you could be "gimped" into Plane of Tranq too!
RE: Raid level access
# Jan 26 2004 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
You need to be 65 to enter the Plane of Time though. You could conceivably get all the shields and combine them for the Quintessence but you could not zone in so you would not have credit for the flag.
RE: Raid level access
# Jul 10 2003 at 6:19 AM Rating: Default
U can either hold flag or ne lvl 63 i beleive.
BoT named rant
# Mar 15 2003 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
(story time/vent/rant...)

We were at south side named area today and named spawned. We had 2 shm, 1 mag, 1 sk (MA), 1 wiz & 1 pal (not the ideal group but we were keeping entire area clear and had to do looong pulls). We all were FM & ready as we could be. Everything went flawless but we all ran to oom when named was at 2pct then everything ate rage, 2 doggie pets, mage pet and MA and promplty died. Then one by one entire group got eaten, named was at 0%, it was a time of sadness hehe.

People in BoT dont observe any of the unwritten camping rules when it comes to named, they just track, show up and then aggro if its not aggro already. Spectral parchments are the main desired drop now (ornate molds are nice too).

Basically if you don't get BoT named on first try, don't expect you'll get a second chance so give it your best shot the first time. We would have had ours except 2 of my bolts were eaten by wall. Not sure why mobs are allowed to be in wall in the first place, or at least why you can still see them and fire but it gets absorbed by wall. The 5k damage lost would have made the difference. I think its a bug in line of site attacks.

64 Mage on Innorruk
Legends Guild
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