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Strongholds are areas in the game left in ruins following Malthael's destruction of humanity. Over time, these camps have become inhabited by foul creature and bandits.

Hope's Light
Hope's Light Stronghold

Strongholds can be found within the open-world. These Strongholds can be cleansed by players and restored to provide players with waypoints and NPCs. Note that monsters within the Stronghold are tougher so it's best to level up before tackling these.

Players have to carry out a series of objectives to liberate a Stronghold. Once liberated, NPCs such as Blacksmith, Weapons vendor, Stable Master, and Healer will appear.

Once liberated, players will also be able to access waypoints at these Strongholds and the Stronghold will not need to be liberated again.

Stonghold Dungeons

There are often dungeons that are located within the boundaties of a Stronghold. However, these cannot be accessed until the Stronghold has been liberated.

Known Strongholds

Strongholds have a fixed location in the game world and can be found on the map links below.

Name Location
The Ruins of Qara-Yisu Dry Steppes (Map)
Onyx Watchtower Dry Steppes (Map)
Temple of Rot Dry Steppes (Map)
Nostrava Fractured Peaks (Map)
Malnok Fractured Peaks (Map)
Kor Dragan Fractured Peaks (Map)
Hope's Light Scosglen (Map)
Tur Dulra (Druid specialization unlock location) Scosglen (Map)
Moordaine Lofge Scosglen (Map)
Alcarnus Kehjistan (Map)
Altar of Ruin Kehjistan (Map)
Omath's Stronghold Kehjistan (Map)
Vyeresz Hawazar (Map)
Crusader's Monument Hawazar (Map)
Eriman's Pyre Hawazar (Map)

Stronghold Rewards

Liberating a stronghold brings the following rewards

  • 50 Renown Points
  • Experience
  • Unlocking of Waypoints
  • Unlocking of Dungeons

Stronghold Dungeons

Once a Stronghold has been liberated, Dungeons within in the Stronghold area will unlock.