The Shatters

Last updated: Exalt Version 1.0.1.0 (Aug 2020)
The Shatters
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The Shatters is an extremely dangerous dungeon and is one of the only sources of Tier 6 (Unbound) rings, three very powerful untiered rings, and the Twilight Archmage ST Set.

The dungeon portal has a guaranteed chance of dropping from the Avatar of the Forgotten King.

This dungeon does not have to be completed to earn the ‘Tunnel Rat’ fame bonus.

The Shatters is planned to be entirely reworked to fix longstanding issues with the dungeon, such as the easily “cheesable” bosses, poor quality loot including low drop rates, chaotic layout, and inconsistent aesthetics.

The Realm Eye says:
The shattered kingdom was a city-state on an island separate from the realm’s main continent. Like many small kingdoms at the time, it was a monarchy.
Although isolated from the mainland, they were known as one of the most powerful kingdoms of their time, simultaneously raising formidable gladiators and making strides in magic research.
In truth, even Oryx himself was formerly a champion of this kingdom before his ambitions of conquest consumed him.

Key

Shatters Key The Shatters Key is available in the Nexus for 200 Realm Gold and can occasionally be found in certain Mystery Boxes.

Guide

See the Shatters Guide for a complete walk-through on the dungeon and all its enemies.

Contents


Layout

The dungeon has a fixed layout divided into three main segments. Most rooms in the dungeon consist of dark gray stone floor tiles with various designs and gray stone walls, occasionally with vines.

In the first segment, players will spawn in a small room and proceed across a bloodstained bridge to the ruins of a small village that are filled with enemies. After destroying all Abandoned Switches in the village, players will traverse a massive wooden bridge over a vast sea of Pure Evil and encounter The Forgotten Sentinel, the first boss of the dungeon.

Once The Forgotten Sentinel is defeated, players will enter the second part of the dungeon, a ruined “castle” area consisting of a central hub room and four branching paths, including one “secret” path that can only be traversed by classes with teleportation abilities. At the end of each path will be an Abandoned Switch, at least three of which must be destroyed to uncover a narrow bridge leading to the second boss. Each path is similar aesthetically, but the top left path leads to a branching “tunnel” made of destructible dirt blocks. The second boss room consists of golden tiles in the center lined with green tiles and dark red carpet. Here, players will encounter the Twilight Archmage.

Once the Archmage is defeated, players will enter the final part of the dungeon, which has no more Abandoned Switches. After traversing a long, narrow hallway, players will enter a medium-sized room nearly filled with Magma and containing narrow, convoluted walkways on top. After clearing this room, players will traverse a linear, progressively ruined path across a sea of Magma to reach The Forgotten King, the final boss of The Shatters.

Screenshots

Part One The Forgotten Sentinel Part Two

The Twilight Archmage Part Three The Forgotten King

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Enemies

Abandoned switches must be destroyed to remove barriers in the dungeon.

Stone Minions

Mages

Environmental Hazard

Note that Pure Evil surrounds the first two parts of the dungeon. However, unlike the Pure Evil in the Avatar of the Forgotten King fight, Pure Evil in The Shatters is impassable and cannot harm players. Standing in an area that becomes Pure Evil (which seals the rooms of the first two bosses and prevents backtracking) will cause a disconnection but no harm to a character.

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Bosses

First Boss

Minions:

Second Boss

Minions:

Final Boss

Minions:


Drops of Interest

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Daily Quests

The Shatters is part of the Epic Quest pool from the Tinkerer and has one associated quest.

Name Description Items Needed Reward
The King Defeat the Forgotten King in the Shatters. Mark of the Forgotten KingMark of the Forgotten KingMark of the Forgotten King Royal Epic Quest ChestLucky Clover

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History

  • The concept for The Shatters was originally drafted by a player named LordShon in the old Wildshadow forums. The original design was heavily modified by the developers for its release.
  • This dungeon was added in Release 18.0 (Dec 2013), initially pre-released in Mystery Boxes, which were first implemented in that release. The Shatters replaced the Tomb of the Ancients as the most challenging dungeon in the game at the time. The Shatters’ status was later taken by The Nest in 2017.
  • This dungeon was the first to introduce Loot Chests in order for support classes to have a better chance at loot. As of Release X32.4.1, the chests have been removed, and loot now drops directly from the bosses. The soulbound thresholds are extremely low to compensate.
  • For years since its release, the Shatters gave a laughable amount of fame (approximately 3) for fully clearing the dungeon, which was a source of disdain from players. As of Release X.15, enemies and bosses in the dungeon give significant amounts of experience, which made this one of the highest-yield dungeons for fame at the time. Since then, better sources of fame such as the Lost Halls were released.
  • The dungeon portal originally stayed open for 70 seconds, but this was changed to 30 seconds (like most other dungeon portals) in a Release X.15 hotfix to combat a notification exploit.

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Trivia

The dungeon is a rich source of lore in the game.

  • The original name for the Shatters is unknown and lost to history.
  • The Shatters was Oryx the Mad God’s original home. Oryx became an esteemed gladiator but later forcibly took over the Realms out to fear of losing his power and respect to others.
  • Chief Beisa, one of Oryx’s four confidants, was also from the Shatters and served as Oryx’s sparring partner before becoming an elite commander of Oryx’s armies.
  • Jon Bilgewater the Pirate King used the Deadwater Docks to illegally smuggle alcohol between the mainland and the Shatters.
  • The Void Entity consumed the Shatters in darkness and corrupted all its inhabitants (particularly the Forgotten King), causing the kingdom to fall into ruin and creating the sea of Pure Evil that surrounds the area.
  • The flavor text of each Kingdom character skin describes the fall of the Shatters to the Void Entity from the perspective of several of its former inhabitants.

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