|Last updated: Exalt Version 188.8.131.52 (Apr 2023)|
The Nest is an extremely dangerous dungeon that is meant to be a much more difficult version of The Hive, and is the fourth “epic” dungeon released, after Deadwater Docks, Woodland Labyrinth, and The Crawling Depths, which were released in 2013. This dungeon is one of the Exaltation dungeons, boosting Dexterity.
The dungeon can drop Potions of Defense and Dexterity from the larger enemies, and the boss is a source of Potions of Life and is also the first to drop Greater Potions of Dexterity. In addition, it also drops the ST Swarming Huntress Set, three varieties of the Beehemoth Armor, the UT Queen’s Stinger Dagger, the UT Hivemaster Helm, the UT Beekeeper’s Flamethrower, the UT Hivemind Mace, the ST Fallen One’s Blade, and the ST Flame Guard.
The dungeon is a guaranteed drop from the Killer Bee Nest, an event boss.
This dungeon must be completed to earn ‘Travel of the Decade‘, ‘Conqueror of the Realm‘, ‘Epic Battles‘, ‘Hero of the Nexus’ and ‘Realm of the Mad God’ fame bonuses.
|The Realm Eye says:|
Oryx’s frustrations with adventurers destroying his precious sources of honey lead to him subjecting a hive to the arcane experiments of Dr Terrible.
The foolish doctor had poured a misguided concoction of Pure Evil and Ambrosia into the hives, turning the captive bees savage.
Even as they grew more feral, his meddling never ceased. Soon, they grew too powerful for him to contain and he turned from the prison warden to a prisoner.
The Nest Key is available in the Nexus for 200 .
See The Nest Guide for a walk-through on the dungeon.
The dungeon has a significantly different layout compared to The Hive. Each room is a randomly chosen premade setpiece, but the layout is procedurally generated. Rooms consist of orange honeycomb tiles and pools of Killer Honey scattered throughout. Killer Honey deals 60 armor piercing damage to players in it and slows them down more the longer they stand in the honey. Broken yellow tiles form pathways on top of the Killer Honey. The walls consist of waxy yellow blocks, occasionally with cracks in which Killer Honey can be seen flowing downwards. The boss room walls are darker than the rest of the dungeon. The “treasure room” has similar aesthetics to the Mad Lab and consists mostly of navy blue floor and wall tiles. Six chambers, each containing a Soldier Bee, are at the top of the room, along with a large monitor. The edges of the room contain artificial beehives.
There are always 5 rooms between the starting room and dungeon boss room. One “treasure room” is a guaranteed spawn, and its entrance is past breakable blocks in the northern part of a random dead-end room. The entrance to the treasure room can only be found in one of two rooms:
(clover-shaped, large column in middle)
The Nest is part of the Epic Quest pool from the Tinkerer and has two associated quests.
|Exterminate!||Get rid of those overgrown insects!|
|The Killer Queen||Defeat the Killer Bee Queen in the Nest.|