Delvings

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Overview

Introduced with Before the Shadow, Delvings are a way to optionally increase the difficulty of certain Missions in order to earn rewards and gear roughly equivalent to Tier 3 raids. Delvings can be run with one or two people, the same as regular missions, and are currently only available to characters at their server's Level Cap. Access to the missions that have Delvings enabled requires purchase of Before the Shadow.

Starting Out

A letter will be sent with a strange gem attached. This gem will start a quest that directs you to a mission-giver. Any of the mission-givers in Swanfleet or Cardolan advance this quest. You will be given a Delving Zircon-icon.png Delving Zircon, used to change the difficulty of a Delving to tier 1.

Advancing Tiers

Delving Stone.jpg

There are ten tiers of Delvings available, each more difficult than the last. To activate a Delving in a mission, locate the Delving Stone near the entrance to the mission and interact with it. Choose the quest that corresponds to your desired Delving tier and accept it. Ten of these quests can be completed each day. Once you have accepted the quest, interact with the Delving Stone again to place the correct Delving gem in the stone and activate the Delving. Complete the mission as normal, and do not leave the instance until you have located the Scout and the Delving quest has advanced to Objective 4: Speak with the mission giver. Leaving the instance at any point before this will fail the Delving quest and reset the mission to base difficulty.

Successfully completing and turning in a Delving quest will reward a Delving gem to start the next tier. Leaving the instance early will leave you with a cracked version of the gem that can be bartered with a Delving Quartermaster for an undamaged gem so you can try again.

Skipping ahead through tiers is possible. Higher tier Delving gems can be bartered from a Delving Quartermaster for bags of coins purchased from the Delving Quartermaster.

Tiers

Delving tiers become progressively more difficult. Higher tiers inflict passive Dread, have more dangerous Malices active (see below), and give mobs more powerful bonuses through Delving Strength, up to a maximum of +1000% at tier 10.

Offence 3-icon.png Delving Strength
Delving Tier Gem Required Dread Active Malices Delving Strength (Morale) Delving Strength (Damage) Rewards
Tier 1 Delving Zircon-icon.png Delving Zircon +0 1 +20% +120% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 1 Delving Chest 10Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 2 Delving Agate-icon.png Delving Agate +1 1, 2 +40% +140% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 2 Delving Chest 10Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 3 Delving Bloodstone-icon.png Delving Bloodstone +2 1, 2, 3 +60% +160% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 3 Delving Chest 10Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 4 Delving Adamant-icon.png Delving Adamant +2 1, 2, 3, 4 +100% +210% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 4 Delving Chest 10Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 5 Delving Garnet-icon.png Delving Garnet +3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 +140% +260% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 5 Delving Chest 20Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 6 Delving Beryl-icon.png Delving Beryl +3 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 +180% +310% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 6 Delving Chest 20Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 7 Delving Aquamarine-icon.png Delving Aquamarine +4 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 +250% +400% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 7 Delving Chest 20Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 8 Delving Emerald-icon.png Delving Emerald +4 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 +320% +550% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 8 Delving Chest 30Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 9 Delving Amethyst-icon.png Delving Amethyst +5 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 +390% +700% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 9 Delving Chest 40Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ
Tier 10 Delving Opal-icon.png Delving Opal +5 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 +500% +1000% Box 29 (store)-icon.png Tier 10 Delving Chest 50Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writ

Malices

Malices are various buffs and extra mechanics present in Delvings. There will be a maximum of five malices present in any given Delving. There are different sets of malices that rotate weekly on Thursday at 3:00 a.m. server time, denoted with numbers.


Variant 1
Malice Mob Effect Player Effect
Malice 1-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 1 Skull (yellow)-icon.png Diseased Cloud I
Malice 2-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 2 Thick Hide (effect)-icon.png Thick Hide
Malice 3-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 3 Fear of Death (Effect)-icon.png Fear of Death
Malice 4-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 4 Daunting Disease-icon.png Daunting Disease
Malice 5-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 5 Poison 1 (timed)-icon.png Virulent Poison
Malice 6-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 6
Malice 7-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 7 Sauron's Eye (Mob)-icon.png Sauron's Eye I Sauron's Eye-icon.png Sauron's Eye I
Malice 8-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 8 Fear of Death (Effect)-icon.png Fear of Death
Malice 9-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 9 Sauron's Defence-icon.png Sauron's Defence I
Malice 10-icon.png Variant 1 - Malice 10
Variant 3
Malice Mob Effect Player Effect
Malice 1-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 1 Miasma-icon.png Debilitating Miasma Miasma-icon.png Debilitating Miasma
Malice 2-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 2 High on Life-icon.png High on Life I
Malice 3-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 3 Instilled Panic-icon.png Instilled Panic
Malice 4-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 4 Physical Adaptation- Melee (tier 1)-icon.png Physical Adaptation: Melee Physical Adaptation- Ranged (tier 1)-icon.png Physical Adaptation: Ranged
Malice 5-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 5 Creeping Doom-icon.png Creeping Doom
Malice 6-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 6 Miasma-icon.png Hampering Miasma Miasma-icon.png Hampering Miasma
Malice 7-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 7 Blood Rage (Effect2)-icon.png Blood Rage
Malice 8-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 8 True Face of Fear-icon.png True Face of Fear
Malice 9-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 9 Physical Adaption- Melee (tier 2)-icon.png Physical Adaption: Melee Physical Adaption- Ranged (tier 2)-icon.png Physical Adaption: Ranged
Malice 10-icon.png Variant 3 - Malice 10
Variant 4
Malice Mob Effect Player Effect
Malice 1-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 1 Fire-storm-icon.png Fire-storm I
Malice 2-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 2 Encroaching Shadow-icon.png Encroaching Shadow
Malice 3-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 3 Explosive Devastation-icon.png Explosive Devastation I
Malice 4-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 4 Sauron's Touch-icon.png Sauron's Touch I
Malice 5-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 5 Wound (Delving)-icon.png Festering Wound
Malice 6-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 6 Fire-storm-icon.png Fire-storm I
Malice 7-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 7 Clutch of Flies-icon.png Clutch of Flies II Clutch of Flies-icon.png Clutch of Flies II
Malice 8-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 8 Explosive Devastation-icon.png Explosive Devastation I
Malice 9-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 9 Glass Cannon-icon.png Glass Cannon
Malice 10-icon.png Variant 4 - Malice 10 Pestilent Discharge-icon.png Pestilent Discharge
Variant 5
Malice Mob Effect Player Effect
Malice 1-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 1 Fire-storm-icon.png Fire-storm I
Malice 2-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 2 Poison Puddles I-icon.png Poison Puddles I
Malice 3-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 3 Sauron's Defence-icon.png Sauron's Defence I
Malice 4-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 4 Wound (Delving)-icon.png Stab at Thee
Malice 5-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 5 Glory In Pain-icon.png Glory In Pain
Malice 6-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 6 Sauron's Lash-icon.png Sauron's Lash
Malice 7-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 7 Poison Puddles I-icon.png Poison Puddles I
Malice 8-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 8 Sauron's Shroud-icon.png Sauron's Shroud
Malice 9-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 9 Sauron's Defence-icon.png Sauron's Defence I
Malice 10-icon.png Variant 5 - Malice 10

For the following effects the Malice is yet unknown:

Deadly at Range-icon.png Deadly at Range

Rewards

Delving quests reward Delving Writ-icon.png Delving Writs and chests of random rewards. Delving Writs can be used in barters with the Delving Quartermaster. Delving chests have a chance to drop bundles of crafting materials, equipment that can be worn or disenchanted, character boosts, and more. Higher tier chests are more likely to drop better rewards. There are also several deeds that reward titles, Delving Writs, and Virtue Experience.

Barter

Deeds


Delving Deeds

For more detail, see Delving Deeds
Delving Deeds(38 P)

See Also