November 24, 2008

Bastion Stair General Info & Maps

The Bastion Stair (public) dungeon is one of the high level dungeons, you'll probably spend some time in. The Bloodlord set, which can be obtained from the bosses, has (like the Annihilator set) lesser wards, that will help inside the city dungeons and in Fortress fights. You best reach the dungeon through the very NE corner in Praag, there is a portal which will take you towards Bastion Stair. The structure is actually located in the Chaos Wastes (far SE corner) where there is a portal as well, but access through Praag is faster from flight point.

The Bastion Stair has an entrace hall where you'll find a bunch of quest givers, a healer and the rally master that will grant rewards from Bastion Stair influence (you gain from doing PQs inside the dungeon). Like in Mount Gunbad you'll need enough influence to enter the private boss instances at the end of each wing - first inf bar for first boss, etc. The lockout (after you kill one of the final wing bosses) for Bastion is 1440 minutes. You can use /lockout to check how much time is left on the instances you got an active lockout. The whole dungeon got a Khorne/Beast/Demon theme.

The Bastion Stair consists of three wings:

# Trail of Carnage

(left portal - mobs 33+)
There are three Public Quests in this wing:
1. Rise of Carnage
2. Bloodherd Labryinth (nice typo Mythic)
3. Trail of Carnage (Arena Challenges)

The final boss in wing 1 is Thar'lgnan (drops Bloodlord boots).
Trail of Carnage MAP v1.0
(with connections and boss spawns)

# Path of Fury

(right portal - mobs 35+)
There are three Public Quests in this wing:
1. Fury's Ascent
2. Halls of Rage
3. Path of Fury

The final boss in wing 2 is Lord Slaurith (drops Bloodlord shoulders).
Path of Fury MAP v1.1
(with connections and boss spawns)

# Steps of Ruin

(stairs straight ahead up - mobs 37+)
There are three Public Quests in this wing:
1. Step of Anger
2. Step of Hatred
3. The Brass Legion

The final boss in wing 3 is Kaarn the Vanquisher (drops Bloodlord helmet).
Steps of Ruin MAP coming soon.

As of patch 1.1a the Bloodlord gloves drop from golden PQ bags inside the dungeon.

There is also a fourth area, called the Rift of Rage, located at the end of the third wing, where the last and fourth boss, Skull Lord Var'Ithrok (drops chest & gloves), can be found. To gain access to the portal to enter the last private instance, you'll need to finish a few quests inside Bastion. The ones you need to finish for attunement are
wing 1: Blood on the Steps (3 part quest), leads to Leashing the Bull (kill wing 1 boss).
wing 3: Infinite Patience (4 part quest), leads to Vanquishing the Skull Lord.

In each wing you can find skulls laying around on the floor, they are named after the wing you picked them up (Skull of Carnage, Skull of Fury and Skull of Ruin). Those skulls can either be placed on pikes found throughout the dungeon - then they might yield a short buff or a curse - or can be placed at the respective skull piles near the entrance hall to spawn another boss called The Collector. Apparently you need around 100 skulls from each wing or something along those lines to spawn him.

NOTE: This post is work in progress and will be completed/updated with maps of the other wings as well as more info. You won't find any spoilers how to kill bosses here tho. It's just to provide some orientation inside the dungeon. If you find any errors (some things i just wrote from memory) please let me know. If you can remember the exact names from the non PQ related boss spawns, leave a note as well.

Update 24/11: Added the rest of the PQs and the map for wing 2.
Update 29/11: Updated the non PQ hero name for wing 2.
Update 13/12: Updated the patch 1.1a info about gloves.


Ainilome said...

Thank you immensly for the rundown. My alliance has just started doing Bastian Stair and has yet to manage to kill any of the bosses. Hopefully, this'll help a bit. Or at least let me know what I'm missing on until we can get our act together :P

Anonymous said...

Awesome, your maps have been really useful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this, I can't wait to hit it...but for now more grinding xp..boohoohoo

Moochou said...

good afternoon,

the maps for bastion stair is wonderful. I love them. I have posted them on warhammer wiki. Do you mind i am doing so? If you do, i will take it off immediately.

Thulf said...

Thanks for asking about it. I've already been contacted about the permission/posting of them there and settled things with Revoran about it. The agreement was to post a direct credit (with link) at the map page so people can easily find updated versions and stuff. In general I'm very open about people using my maps/screenshots as long as they give credit and ask me about it. ;)

moochou said...

Thank you so much!!! Keep the good stuff coming. :) I have to said it again i love them!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing page. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Map are great, have done Bastion Stairs different wings on about 10 runs and still dont have the quests done because didn't know where things were etc.. group moving fast etc... with these maps finaly I know where I am going;]

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing me a much better way of laying out information and the importance of creation of maps. Im attempting to build a website dedicated to warhammer and have tried to produce guides to help people through and explain classes ect to people. guides section leaves something to be desired. If you find the time please feel free to pop over and post a comment on how to improve. A part from patch notes everything on this site has been done by me i dont believe in copying. Thanks