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Reign of Dragons Timeline Guide

Last Updated: February 20th 2024

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Reign of Dragons has no specific theme, except for its boss who uses Necrotic and Physical damage. These Timeline Blessings are centered around powerful defensive, Poison, Physical and Necrotic mechanics. It's also great to farm melee weapons with Sword, Dagger, Mace and Polearm echo rewards.

In this guide we cover Echo and Boss rewards, Blessings, Strategies, Dangerous Monsters and Echo Modifiers. Let’s get started!

Reign of Dragons island

Check out the Monolith Beginner Guide for an in depth breakdown of the Monolith of Fate.

Echo Rewards

Echo rewards are found on individual echoes inside of the Timeline web. Each echo has its own reward, and players can see the reward type before starting the echo. The player receives the reward when they complete the echo and return to the timeline hub.

They allow you to target specific pieces of gear such as Exalted items, Idols and Uniques or they can reward gold or experience. These are restricted to Uniques which are not boss or quest exclusives. In the Fall of the Outcasts Timeline, you encounter Sword or Dagger and Mace or Polearm echo rewards.

Idol echo reward

Mace or Polearm

Common

  • Arek's Bones
  • Beast King
  • Bone Harvester
  • Draalsting
  • Hammer of Lorent
  • Harthenon's Vow
  • Lethal Concentration
  • Renegade's Will
  • Ruby Fang Cleaver
  • Sinathia's Dying Breath
  • Storm Breaker
  • Sunforged Hammer
  • Taste of Blood
  • Tempest Maw
  • Torch Of The Pontifex
  • Tu'rani's Bident
  • Usurper's Mandate
  • Shadow Beacon
  • Lament of the Lost Refuge

Uncommon

  • Bloodgeon
  • Pact Severance
  • Undisputed

Rare

  • Death's Embrace
  • Hakar's Phoenix
  • Morditas' Reach
  • The Judicator

Sword or Dagger

Common

  • Aurelis
  • Battlemage's Endeavour
  • Chronostasis
  • Dreamthorn
  • Drought's Release
  • Ferebor's Chisel
  • Fulgurite Shard
  • Gladiator's Oath
  • Humming Bee
  • Rainbow Edge
  • The Last Laugh
  • Volcanus
  • Transcriber's Graver
  • Apogee of Frozen Light
  • The Ghost Maker
  • Dragorath's Claw
  • Jelkhor's Blast Knife

Uncommon

  • Smoke Weaver
  • Torkrefin's Hunger

Rare

  • Blade of the Forgotten Knight
  • Eye of Reen
  • Leviathan Carver

Boss

All Timeline bosses have a pool of exclusive Uniques that can drop. They also provide the player with a Blessing, which is a permanent buff to either power or farming/leveling efficiency. Just like Uniques, each boss has their own exclusive Blessing pool.

The Reign of Dragons Timeline boss, Emperor of Corpses, is themed around Necrotic and Physical damage. After killing him, you unlock The Last Ruin, The Age of Winter and Spirit of Fire Timelines. There is no specific order for doing them and once you complete all 3 you unlock Empowered Monolith.

To get a closer look at his mechanics and strategies, look at the Emperor of Corpses Reign of Dragons Boss Guide.

Emperor of Corpses can drop 4 different Uniques:

  • Dragonflame Edict has a 50% chance to drop. It is mutually exclusive to Symbol of Demise, meaning you always get one or the other, but not both. It can drop from both normal and empowered versions. The drop rate is not affected by corruption.
  • Symbol of Demise has a 50% chance to drop. It is mutually exclusive to Dragonflame Edict, meaning you always get one or the other, but not both. It can drop from both regular and Empowered versions. The drop rate is not affected by corruption.
  • Twisted Heart of Uhkeiros is a rare drop. The drop rate is increased by higher Corruption. We recommend farming this on Empowered.
  • Horns of Uhkeiros is a rare drop that can only be found in Empowered. Increases in Corruption improves the drop rate of this item.

See the Empowered Monolith Guide for more info on Corruption.

Blessings

The Blessings of this Timeline are focused around shards drop rate. Which one you should choose depends on what kind of items you want to farm.

Normal

  • Allure of Apathy
  • Binds of Nature
  • Cruelty of Strength
  • Despair of Flesh
  • Dream of Eterra
  • Guile of Wyrms
  • Hemmorage of Marrow
  • Hunger of Dragons
  • Persistance of Will
  • Resolve of Humanity
  • Survival of Might
  • Taste of Venom
  • Virtue of Command

Empowered

  • Grand Allure of Apathy
  • Grand Binds of Nature
  • Grand Cruelty of Strength
  • Grand Despair of Flesh
  • Grand Dream of Eterra
  • Grand Guile of Wyrms
  • Grand Hemmorage of Marrow
  • Grand Hunger of Dragons
  • Grand Persistance of Will
  • Grand Resolve of Humanity
  • Grand Survival of Might
  • Grand Taste of Venom
  • Grand Virtue of Command

Quests

In the Monolith of Fate all Timelines have 3 quests, each requiring Stability to start. The third one is the Timeline boss, which resets your Stability once defeated. In the Normal Monolith you need to do the first 2 quests to fight the Timeline boss, but in the Empowered Monolith you can fight him immediately if you choose.

  • In the Reign of Dragons Timeline, your first quest is Drowned Thetima. In it the gods failed to exterminate the dragons in the Ancient Era. Instead, the dragons continue to terrorize humanity. Search for Heorot inside his temple at the behest of a shaman.
    • To start this quest you need 50 Stability in Normal and 150 Stability in Empowered.
  • The second quest is Island Battlefield. Now that the dragons overcame the gods and usurped the role of the gods in history. Find and destroy a clutch of Storm Dragon eggs.
    • To start this quest you need 250 Stability in Normal and 450 Stability in Empowered.
  • The third quest is Eye of the Storm, where the dragons get a taste of necrotic power and create their own reign of undead. Slay the Emperor of Corpses.
    • To start this quest you need 400 Stability in Normal and 850 Stability in Empowered.

Strategies

Reign of Dragons has every type of monster except Void.

  • Cap all your resistances.
  • Avoid these echo layouts:
    • Alpine Halls
    • Burning Forest
    • Solarum Ascent
    • Storm Swept Isle
  • Prefer these echo layouts:
    • Boreal Forest
    • Broken Hills
    • Twisted Mire
    • Willow Marsh
  • If you take too much damage avoid these echo modifiers:
    • Increased damage of all types
    • Enemies have increased critical strike chance
    • Enemies are Deadly if they have not been damaged recently

Dangerous Monsters

Each Timeline has its own set of deadly monsters that you need to know about. Learning their abilities and how to avoid them are key to surviving in Monolith as Echo Rewards are removed when you die.

Covenant of Dominion
Ascendant Embermage
Gorgon
Gold elemental
Profane flesh
Ice Goliath

Covenant of Dominion have an incredible damage modifier making him deadly. His abilities deal Fire damage; Move away from the Fire DoT at all costs.

Ascendant Embermages are dangerous in packs when their Meteorites overlap. They deal telegraphed Fire damage; Keep moving and go into melee range as Meteorites require a minimum distance to be cast.

Gorgons are deadly because of they tornado. It deals massive Poison damage and grows larger the longer it exists. Be careful when running directly towards a Gorgon as it puts you into the tornado's path.

Gold Elementals are monsters with massive AoE and Damage. Their abilities deal Fire damage and are easy to dodge; don't align yourself with them when their cannon arm is charging.

Profane Flesh have massive Health pools, AoE and a potential one shot mechanic. Their abilities deal Physical and Necrotic damage and are well telegraphed; dodge them to avoid serious damage. Watch out for when they are about to throw a rock above their head and avoid the telegraphed area.

Ice Goliath are deadly because of their massive AoE and damage. Their abilities deal mostly Cold damage and are well telegraphed; move away from them to avoid taking serious damage.

Modifiers

Echoes have their own modifier that is active for a set number of echo. Every timeline gets its own pool of modifiers that you can scale with corruption. Some of these modifiers can be dangerous, while others can actually bring value with little or no downside.

Reign of Dragons Modifiers

  • Enemies have +15% to all resistances.
  • Enemies have a 70% chance to shred armour on hit
  • Enemies heal if they have not been damaged recently
  • Enemies have 20% critical strike avoidance and 20% increased health
  • Enemies deal 12% increased damage and have 100% increased critical strike chance
  • Enemies have 15% increased movement speed and damage
  • Enemies are Deadly if they have not been damaged recently
  • Enemies have a chance to dodge
  • Enemies enrage at half health
  • Enemies have 25% increased health and focus on attacking players
  • Enemies gain Frenzy and Haste when hit
  • Enemies have a 35% chance to receive a Glancing Blow when hit
  • Enemies have 25% increased health and damage
  • Enemies deal 25% increased damage
  • Enemies deal 50% increased physical damage
  • Enemies have a 25% chance to apply Mark for Death on hit
  • Rare enemies have 40% increased cooldown recovery speed
  • Rare enemies have high speed and crit chance until approached
  • Rare enemies have 60% increased health and damage
  • Rare enemies regenerate health
  • Void enemies deal 75% increased damage
  • Enemies have a 12% chance to slow on hit
  • Enemies have 30% increased health
  • High health enemies deal 30% increased damage
  • High health enemies take 25% less damage
  • Enemies have 30% Endurance

Summary

  • The Reign of Dragons Timeline boss Emperor of Corpses is themed around Necrotic and Physical damage.
  • Cap all your resistances.
  • Avoid Alpine Halls, Burning Forest, Solarum Ascent and Storm Swept Isle. Seek out Sealed Archive, Twisted Mire and Wrecked Fleet.
  • Choose Blessings matching your build's items.
  • Echo Rewards: Sword or Dagger and Mace or Polearm echo rewards.
  • Boss Uniques: Dragonflame Edict, Symbol of Demise, Twisted Heart of Uhkeiros and Horns of Uhkeiros.

Credits

Written by Terek.
Reviewed by Raxxanterax.

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