Cheevos found in H > Planes > Strongholds
What is a Stronghold
Strongholds are a more difficult version of a planar foothold. They are also a lot like rifts, with waves of invading creatures to destroy and then a boss at the end. There are strongholds for every plane (fire, earth, life, etc).
When they were first released as level 60 end content they were meant to be completed as a group, usually 20 people. A level 70 player can now easily solo them. Destroying strongholds is much much easier with a ranged spec! (at least 35 meters range is ideal).
Strongholds are multilayered! A level 60 stronghold has 2 floors, a level 62 stronghold has 3 floors. As long as you don’t upgrade anything except the central empyreal anchor then you will be able to reach all the mobs easily from the ground. On a level 60 stronghold you can reach all the mobs from the ground floor with a ranged spec. On a level 62 stronghold you will be able to reach most of the mobs from the ground, but you may need to use the leap pads that appeared when you destroyed the initial footholds to reach some of the higher defense orbs.
Buying and Using a Flare to Activate a Stronghold
The quest is picked up from Zirina Yor in Solstice Tower
/setwaypoint 3084 5569
Speak with Gerfud Akers about purchasing an Empyreal Flare
Go to Gerfud Akers at
/setwaypoint 3132 5589 and speak to him.
A window will pop up to allow you to buy some stronghold flares.
Your quest objective will now change to ‘Use the empyreal flare on a planar stronghold and destroy it’
If you don’t have enough currency to buy the flare then just wait til you are higher level and come back to this quest later.
Note: Strongholds are hard! They are group content for level 60s, although you can solo them, it will be tough. You can come back at higher level!
Find a planar stronghold and use the flare on it.
The quest objective will then change to ‘Defend the empyreal anchor’.
Simple destroy all the bad guys until the stronghold is completed.
Hand in the quest to Zirina Yor in Solstice Tower at /setwaypoint 3084 5569
You will now be able to pick up the daily quest for Strongholds!
Daily Quest - Stronghold Assault
The daily quest to close 3 strongholds is picked up from Zirina Yor at Solstice Tower in the Dendrome /setwaypoint 3085 5570
The rewards include notoriety for Torvan Hunters and the Empyreal Alliance.
The meta cheevo for all the cheevos below.
Very easy to do as a level 70 player!
complete 500 strongholds… this will take a while!
use your flare to activate a stronghold 100 times.
The final stage of each stronghold is a boss, each of these bosses has its own cheevo worth 5 or 10 points each.
When you have managed to kill all the level 60 or 62 bosses you will pop the meta cheevo for 60 or 62.
To help you figure out how to get the bosses you are still missing i have created a list of each boss explaining which plane to kill for a chance for that boss.
For example: if you are missing the cheevo to defeat ‘OPULON’ you would want to keep killing level 60 death strongholds until he pops.. If you miss IKARAS then you would kill level 62 fire strongholds.
ALLORIC – AIR
STAKLOS – AIR
YORDINIA – AIR
AKOREX – DEATH
JARLOV – DEATH
OPULON – DEATH
GARGAZAR – EARTH
HOGROL – EARTH
VIRSERAN – EARTH
PHOSKETH – FIRE
XORTON – FIRE
ZURTOR – FIRE
DORGANOL – LIFE
KUSKARN – LIFE
LALLIFOP – LIFE
CAORDIS – WATER
JANKORAR – WATER
NIKADAN – WATER