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From DDO Compendium

In Dungeons & Dragons Online, wilderness areas are instanced locations that a party can enter to get to quests. These areas have objectives to complete, in addition to access to quests.


  • Slayers - Slayers give experience points for numbers of kills. For example, you may get XP after 25, 50, 100 and 200 kills. The numbers and the amount of XP is different for each wilderness.
  • Explorers - Explorers are small notes or areas throughout the wilderness. These individually give XP, with a couple of bonuses for finding all of them:
    • Additional XP
    • For wilderness areas where the map is obscured, the whole map will be revealed.
  • Random (Rare) Encounters - Randoms are encounters within the wilderness that aren't always available. When one appears, XP will be awarded if the encounter is completed successfully. Sometimes this is killing a mini boss, sometimes helping them, sometimes protecting them.

Level Ranges[edit]

Wilderness areas are intended for characters within specific level ranges, if you, or anyone in your party is over the level range, Slayers, Explorers and Rares will not be counted for either XP or toward a goal. Characters below the level range will not be able to enter the wilderness area.

Wilderness Areas[edit]

Lvl Range Epic Range Name Location Adventure Pack
1-3 N/A Korthos Island Korthos Village Free to Play
1-4 N/A The Cerulean Hills The Harbor Free to Play
1-6 N/A The Waterworks The Harbor Free to Play
10-18 N/A Ruins of Gianthold Marketplace Ruins of Gianthold
2-7 N/A Tangleroot Gorge House Phiarlan Tangleroot Gorge
3 to 8 N/A Three-Barrel Cove (Heroic) Barrel's Bottom Three-Barrel Cove
4-11 N/A Sorrowdusk Isle The Eye of Kol Korran Sorrowdusk Isle
N/A N/A The Steam Tunnels The Seal of Shan-To-Kor
N/A 20-29 Three-Barrel Cove (Epic) Barrel's Bottom Three-Barrel Cove