Item GlossaryEverQuest icon

High Quality Lion Skin  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 2 gp 5 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Kwendal
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: 20,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 15

[Drops | Quests | Recipes | Comments ]

Drops: This item is found on creatures.

North Karana

Quests: This item is used in quests.
Highpass HoldKithicor Forest

Used in 8 recipes.
Recipe list - Premium only.

Foraged in or Found in:
High Quality Lion Skin item window 2017

Uploaded January 11th, 2017 by snailish
Send a correction
Post Comment
level 15?
# Jan 30 2017 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
oes that mean I can farm all I want for hours and days at level 10 and 11 and still never get the drop?
level 15?
# Jan 31 2017 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
200 posts
That level 15 suggests a safe level for confronting the lion that sheds this skin. From much experience, however, if one expects to loot the skin it would be a good idea to send in a much higher player because mass numbers of animals must be killed. This is a rare drop from a rare beast.
Just finished the Prescient Fleeting Quiver today.
# Jul 22 2016 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
(2) High-Quality Lion Skins. = 7 Hours, and 57 Minutes to farm.

AB Server, Level 98 Ranger Tracking 292/300.


(247) Ruined Lion Skins

(29) Low-Quality Lion Skins

(19) Medium-Quality Lion Skins

(2) High-Quality Lion Skins

Just slaughter anything and everything that moves non-stop is the best method to keep the Highland Lions up. 75% of the time they pop from random placeholders near the hill where the tower guards are.
Getting a skin to drop
# Dec 29 2014 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
There are several ways to get the highlands and their skin:

1. Be the first tracker in the zone after a update or a zone crash, There are 8 highlands up and 90% of the time one has the HQ skin.

2. Start Watchman Dexlin's quest. It will turn all of the highlands PHs into a tiny skeleton. with normal tracking all of the respawns after that have a good chance to spawn a highland with the HQ skin. Be aware that while there are over 25 PHs for highlands, not all of them will drop the HQ skin.

3. Most of the mobs that go near the guard tower can be a PH for highlands, not all of them will spawn a highland that comes near the tower. There is a PH and highland that roams east to west and back again at the north end of the zone. There is one that goes north and south on the east side of the zone as well as one that does the same on the west side of the zone. Being a bard, I use a song to send them back to their spawn point to locate the right ones that will drop the HQ skin. The one that spawns between the druid circle and the river drops it the most with a > 75% drop rate.

4. Slaughter the zone: take a friend or two with you and kill everything that moves if it isn't human. Keep namers dead helps. I:E The Silver Griffon, Grimfeather, Zahal and Regis, just to name a few. Unfortunately for those of you that are good aligned, two of the farmers are PHs too. To handle that problem, I let grizzlys build up, they will kill the right farmers for you. While the guards near the tower do not kill highlands, several other mobs will. Guard Shilster will kill them as well as Cordilla. (sp).

Normal but not rules: I usually get one HQ skin per 4 hours of hunting. I have seen two drop in an hour and then not another for over eight hours. I have folks say that they have gotten three in an hour , but in hundreds of hours farming the HQ skins for guildies, I have never seen that. Once, on a low population day, I killed everything but highlands. I had over 25 of them up at once. Not one dropped the skin. While there seems to be a highland in just about every mobs spawn cycle, I have seen the HQ Skin drop from only one of eight different cycles, they are two mobs that cross near the tower, the east-west ones and the north-south ones.

I do not claim to know every in and out of the zone, but 9 stacks of HQ Skins in 3 months, leads me to believe I am on the right track anyway.

Good luck and good hunting to you.

Edited, Mar 2nd 2015 7:26am by scuba
Best information yet!
# Mar 05 2013 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
243 posts
Every day I will log in and kill 5 to 8 of these. As long as no one else is killing them, there will be that many up. The reason is simple.
Guard Bartley and Guard Stanard kill 5 to 8 of the Place Holders (PH's) as they wander by. BUT they DO NOT kill the "a highland lion". They let them wander by.
This tell you 1 simple thing, if it roams by the guard house, kill it.

Also, I noted random mobs spawning when I kill "a highland lion" so the PH's are not specific. Even "a hill giant" is a PH. Unfortunately, Guard Bartley and Guard Stanard do not kill them giants so you will have to.

I used track sorted by alpha with Tracking Mastery 5 so I could view the largest possible area. So far, I got 8 pelts in the last 16 days. Not bad, that is a pelt a per 2 day for just logging in and killing nearby the tower. Now to make Prescient Fleeting Quiver and sell in bazaar!

Edited, Mar 5th 2013 8:18am by shadowsedge
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you thought you heard was not what I meant.
Kill order to get High Quality Lion Skin
# Jul 07 2011 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
63 posts
Highland lion
willowisp *critical to kill these*

beetle *mobs from here down are optional but listed in order I killed them*

the MOST important after the lion is doing willowisp. I farmed for over 72 hours of time and tried doing batches of mobs to narrow
down spawn rate. On last effort I added willowisp. In first 48hours i got 1 High Quality Lion skin, However once i started
doing willowisp it took only 4hours to get 2 High Quality Lion skin and The spawn rate for the Highland lion has been consistently higher
on the last 24 hours of farming. Since then I have done well over a week of farming and this has held true. I doubt its coincidence and while some will doubt I wanted to share in case it is true. I always want info that may help so here is some :)

P.S. I F*****G hate posts that offer zero help. for example "I killed Named mob".... but no info on how hard it hits where it spawns PH etc.
it's like Why the h*** did you post that???
Kill order to get High Quality Lion Skin
# Jul 09 2012 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
THANK YOU! This seems to be the ticket. I was getting after the willowisps and seemed to have a pretty good highland lion population. Going to head back tomorrow and hopefully pick up another one. I got my first skin in about an hour.
I must be lucky
# Sep 27 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
I was in NK for 20 to 30 min killed 3 highland lions and got HQLS on the third one :)

83 Rogue

Edited, Sep 27th 2010 6:07pm by sroslund
my drops
# Aug 13 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
22 ruined
3 low
4 medium
1 high
Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
# Jul 30 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
55 posts
I don't know the thoughts of anyone else, but 50k - 300k per High Quality Lion Skin is OBSCENE. North Karana is constantly swarmed with Rangers and Druids now. Nearly impossible to get any of the Lions.
# May 11 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
# Jul 19 2010 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
135 posts
I just tried to farm this for the past 2 hours. A bunch of lions but not one skin. Then the zone started to load up with others. When it started to have 3 other Rangers and 1 Druid, I camped. No SOE for me so they kept out running me to the mobs. ***** that. I'll just wait a couple months when things die down.
# Jul 15 2010 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
714 posts
You are doing it wrong.
cheshire cat grin...
# Dec 04 2006 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
132 posts
Some of you are going to hate me... I went to nk, and got my hq lion skin within 5 min...:*) killed 2 dozen highland lions in a half hour afterwards... ended up with a fiar bit of the hq cat pelts...

reactions are like a box of chocolates... you never know what you are going to get. If you can't handle that, don't open the box!!
kill them all!
# May 19 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I went with the "kill everything that moves" with my 70 druid method, tracking and killing any highland lions asap, and that worked well - I got my high quality lion skin within an hour after maybe a dozen highland lion kills.
Shakobex Stormdancer,
Elder Storm Warden, Leader of <GUARDIANS> on Vallon Zek

"If the wind does not serve, take to the oars."
Kill everything
# Jan 03 2006 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I was in NK for about 8 hours today, trying to figure out the PHs. Started with all the lions in zone, then all griffons. Eventually I just got so bored i started killing everything. It seems that anything can be a PH for the Highplains Lion. After popping about 20 or so, I finally got the HQ Lion Skin.

The horrible part is, my friend with 272 tailoring skill failed the 222 triv combine on the Fleeting Quiver. I guess i will be back wiping out NK tomorrow !

very luck
# Nov 24 2004 at 4:27 AM Rating: Default
42 posts
i just created a hie ranger. i am at level 20 and though i would go to NK in hopes of finding a HQ lion pelt, because i still get xp from killing the high land lions, any ways needed water so i stoped by a vender, who sold me a HQ lion pelt for for 3 gold coins, did not have to kill a single lion, some noob must have sold it to him for less than that =P
RE: very luck
# Nov 24 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
Congratz. You just bought a nearly useless HQ Lion Pelt. The Fleeting Quiver (and Rogue 2.0 Epic) uses the HQ Lion Skin. They are different.

I've heard similar stories from peeps who say they bought uber item xxxx from a vendor for next to nothing, but these all end up being 13yr olds trash talking.
Lvl 58 Human Ranger
Lvl 25 Half-Elf Druid (Bazaar Mule)
Only on Luclin(Veeshan) Server

"And a Ranger shall be King."
RE: very luck
# Nov 24 2004 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
You claim to have created a high elf ranger, and you call the person who sold the lion skin a noob?
Xaanru's stuff
Unexpected Drop
# Nov 21 2004 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Spent several hrs. trying to get one to drop in order to make a quiver for my Ranger. Came back the next day with a friend and spent several more wasted hrs.[:banghead]

Finally gave up and bought a quiver in the Bazaar.[:smile]

Today while getting exp. for my Zerker I was in melee with two scythe beetles and a HL added its self to the battle. After finishing with the beetles I turned my attention to this pesky lion and WOOT WOOT I had looted a HQLS[:yippee]

Now I don't know what to do with it. Make another quiver for an Alt. or sell in Bazaar as the price has gone crazy as this is now an Epic2 item. Asking 100k to 6k pp.[:confused]

# Nov 20 2004 at 1:10 AM Rating: Default
1 post
I did not mean to do it. But hey! I am a lvl 33 Ranger with no money. I scamed a fellow Ranger it to buying it for 5k. I guess it was worth it to them.
# Jul 18 2010 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
Considering the number of rangers needing TWO of these plus those still doing the 1.5 quest, 5k would be a great price now. In fact, I have seen bazaar buyers offering 10k each
Strikem 93 Ranger
Kolath 73 Shaman
Flaur 19 Cleric
Peteweber 61 Enchanter
Marcel 55 Necromancer
Capnjames 73 Rogue
Alicks 73 Warrior

RE: SCAM!!!!!
# Nov 20 2004 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
It's not a scam, if you sell something to someone, and they know what they are buying, and feel it is worth the price.

It would have been a scam, if you had put the wrong skin in the trade window.

Since fleeting quivers sell for about 10-12k on my server, 5k for the skin probably would attract some buyers.
Xaanru's stuff
Lucky me!
# Oct 26 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Excellent
317 posts
Talk about luck! I camped in Nk for only two days, maybe 4 hours total, and low and behold the second day, when I fist logged killed a highland lion, and bless that little lions heart, he gave me high quality lion skin. :)Smiley: yippee

Robbinwood 28 rngr on Luclin
Knooker 47 ERU Wizard


<a href=''><img src=''></a>
drop rate
# Oct 08 2004 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
I can confirm a HQ lion skin does drop in EK...I have seen it drop there two times now...once off a lion matriarch and the other off a rogue lion...but it is EXTREMELY RARE...

The best place to farm this hide is in North Karana off Highland Lions...

I used to make Fleeting Quivers to sell and support my tradeskills...I always went to NK to farm this hide the times I saw it in EK I was farming spider silks, and just happened to get several lions in my AE blast...

But it does drop in is RARE in NK and even MORE RARE in EK...

Lodia Dreamchaser (retired)
70 Druid
Shanadoa Freespirit (retired)
70 Cleric
Arrielle Freespirit (retired)
70 Enchanter
Nuffan Tuit (retired)
70 Warrior
Hokas Pokas (retired)
55 Wizard
# Oct 06 2004 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Yes this is indeed for rogue epic quest, You do need Two of them for the Test of tailoring. However I would like to add that those of you who are selling the pelts for 100k in Bazaar.. Shame on you! To all the Rogues out there who are scouting for the Lion drops, do yourself a favor.. borrow someones Barb mask, buy your bag of gems (14k), and bypass this part of the quest. No way is a HQ lion pelt worth 100k when you can bypass this section for 14k. You vendor crazed people are insane!

Got one by farmer hut
# Sep 24 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Was hunting the farmer hut just about a minute's walk NW of the nexus scion. This area is a pretty dense area to hunt because at most times there are at least 5 mobs (beetles, lions, wisps, griffawns and silvermist wolves) by the hut or on the rocks. Cleared out about 10 different mobs and a highland lion came bounding along, killed a few more and another highland lion showed up and I went to loot it, saw the skin and shouted WOOOOOOOOOT (yes shouted, my girlfriend came over and wondered what was the matter!). For an 18 mage like me, this was a dream drop. Rogue epic excitement hasn't hit the Stromm server yet as the bazaar was well stocked with skins in the 1700-2000pp range, although I didn't see any farmers in the zone both times I was playing. Main point of this note is to try hunting around that hut, if for nothing else that a LOT of mobs seem to spawn here and it will save all of us non-trackers a lot of wandering time.

Edited, Fri Sep 24 10:31:56 2004
Highland lions....
# Sep 23 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Highland lions will be a very often hunted mob now that rogues will need 2 HQ lion skins for their epic upgrade. Saw where someone had 2 for sale in the bazaar on E Marr and the listed price was 10K each. Before I left the bazaar, I checked again and 1 had been sold for that price. Can we say OUCH!!

Edited, Thu Sep 23 09:45:39 2004
Suspected Place Holders
# Sep 20 2004 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
Hello all,

It seems to me that the myst wolves hold the place for the regular lions that hold the place for the Highland Lions. Been hunting there for 6 hours, not a bit of luck.

Sam and Dan
EQ2 Greaterfae D'Ark, Warlock
EQ2 Baole Seasaber, Swashy
Legion of the Damned Unrest
EQ1 Atomickitty, Shaman Epic 1.5
EQ1 Tyroniusrex, Ranger Epic 1.0
Proudly of Debeo Amicitia Bertoxx
HQ Lion Skins
# Aug 08 2004 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Did they nerf the drop rate on the HQ Lion skins?

About a year ago they used to sell for 1K on Morelle-Thule. Now They are very rarely for sale in the bazaar and go for 4K.

BTW don't forget to check for a Fleeting Quiver Token if you are desperate. I sold one in the baz today for 5600pp. Hand in token to the Barb lady at the head of the merchant hall in baz.

My tailoring is now up to 167. I hate failing on these!
hq lion skin
# Jun 19 2004 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I have hunted Highland lions in NK for along time.. :( Have killed mutliple stacks of lion skins in Ek and Wk, Sk/ higland dropt the hq lion skin, no other lion. Period. My count on Highland lions is well over 200 and yet to see a hq lion skin. Many hours have been spent looking for one. Luck is all if you hunt them.
HQ Lion Skins
# Apr 19 2004 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
OK, I have hunted off and on in NK, killing every lion that pops. I had been there about 3 hours other day.A Lv 52 ranger comes into the zone and OOC's to buy HQ Lion Skins. I OOC back that they are a rare drop (playing my 59 Ranger). He says yeah but I thought I would try. I go back to tracking and killing...tracking a HL I get there and this guy got there first. He kills it and OOC's Woot and links the HQ lion skin. I know he has as much right as I do to spawns, but after 3 hours of killing I felt robbed. I did Gratz him but mumbled under my breath hehe. About 2 days before I was killing and the named lion poped 2 times almost back to back. First time he dropped some Lion Skin Leggings that were like newbee legs. Second time he dropped the Perfect Lion Skin. I have been killing everything from Hill Giants to Griffs...I see a lull when they just are not up at all. Still looking to make a Fleeting Quiver..But by the time I finally get a HQ Lion Skin...I might have enough AA's to just have the Never Ending Quiver...and no need for the Fleeting...Well I rambled enough...Good Luck to all on finding the HQ Skins!
TP Server
RE: HQ Lion Skins
# Jun 18 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Actually, even after you get Endless Quiver, you'll still want to carry a fleeting quiver for the additional bow haste.
Xaanru's stuff
No HQ Lion Skins in EK
# Mar 28 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I too went to EK and killed hundred of matriarchs and rogue lions and no high quality lion skins -- but I did get ruined lion skins. I think the person who added information that matriarchs and rogue lions got confused because of the ruined lion skins it dropped -- thinking that if it drops ruined lion skins it might drop HQ lion skins as well

Edited, Sun Mar 28 21:44:48 2004
RE: No HQ Lion Skins in EK
# Jun 18 2004 at 6:08 AM Rating: Good
75 posts
I have killed a ton of lions (of all types) in EK and have never seen an HQ lion skin.

I have, however, managed to get 3 of them in NK all off "a highland lion". Nothing else. Have yet to attempt to make the quiver tho...
65 Shaman - Fennin Ro
Primal Dreams
HQ Lion skins
# Feb 23 2004 at 3:53 PM Rating: Excellent
73 posts
Ahem...let's see where should I start? ... kk... I went to EK and killed so many Matriarchs and Rogue Lions that I was sick of the word lion by the time I got no avail because what did I get...NOTHING. I hunted for like 3 hours a day. So I decided to go to NK for awhile and for the first day I was a little not happy. I got nothing. Hardly any highland lions popped and those that did first only dropped HQ cat pelts...I'm mean everything was dropping them, but I wasn't getting what I needed. The 2nd day I got one to drop. I was so happy I stayed but didnt get anything after that. The 3rd day I went, I found what might be just coincidence, but if you also kill willowisps and griffons(awns,and einnes), not only will you get the feathers you want but plats for the various runes,words, and greater lightstones that drop, but more cats appear as well as the highlands. Doing this method, I got 3 HQ lion skin drops. O...I forgot to tell you that I camped the guard tower near the gypsy camp. Not only could I sell there when my inventory got full but the great spire for ports to nexus and the zones were close by. The only time I had probs with finding the lions and lioness was when it got rained and got foggy which it did alot and at night. NEVER not once did I see the swiftclaw after campin the area for 5 days.
Taelana Qaele-54 Human-Pally
Qiah Qittyqat-34 VS-Beast
Laili-31 Barbarian-Shammy
guild-Anklebiters United

Taelana Qaele-80 High Elf-Ranger(Seraphim)
Shilalah V'Shir-59 Kerra-Druid(Sisterhood)
Taezya Ciar-62Woodelf-Monk(Sisterhood)

Taelana Qaele-server Bria
guild-Outer Rim Survivalists

Taelira-41 Warlock (Innocent Blood)
Taephira-Rogue(Magically Delicious)
Rare drop
# Feb 04 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
442 posts
I've spent better than 40 hours (spread over months of play) hunting these in N. Karana, and have only managed to become KOS to all cat-type creatures.

I can't wait until I hit the Planes and find the critters there take special interest in me. I'd **** well better have my FQ by then.
Anadriel Starfire, 90/1865AA High Elf Mage
Jiriki Saonserei, 95/4000AA Wood Elf Ranger
Ssratha Destroyedtokyo, 80/760AA Iksar Monk

Member of AfterHours Raid Coalition

"That was like watching Bruce Lee break his hand trying to karate-chop a Twinkie." - QC
# Dec 23 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Default
29 posts
Common drops ?
Wrong info !
RE: ?
# Feb 18 2004 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default
113 posts
Arrived in Northern Karana for the first time looking for HQ Lion Skin.
Spotted 4 crossing paths together north of Gypsy Camp. Blue to me.
Kited all four. Killed all four, me down to 60%.
2 dropped HQ Lion Skins.
First time out... woo woo!
Sometimes Tunare is on your side!

Ranger of Tunare
Ruairi of the Clan Maguidhir of West Karana
Ranger of Tunare - Cazic-Thule
Found one in baz
# Dec 16 2003 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Found one in the bazaar on tunare 10pp =) woot go me
# Dec 06 2003 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
I could be mistaken, though I've spent many hours in the past hunting and have only found HQ Lion Skins (Used to make fleeting quiver) in North Karana from the highland lions. They drop about 1 in 20, If you're tracking and know the 6 or so spawn locations then you should be able to get about 3 every 2 hours on average. I've collected about 20 in the past. They sell for 100-1K in the bazaar.

Just a warning, 1 in 20 is an average, I've gotten 3 out of 4 or 5 before and also have gone for like 6-7 with none (while others were track/farming).

Hope this helps...

  • ____________________________
    300 alchemy, 300 brewing, 300 baking, 300 jewelry making, 300 smith, 300 pottery, 300 fletching, 300 tailor, 200 fishing, master of all 24 languages, trophy in all skills (+8-12%)
    RE: ONLY in NK
    # Jan 03 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
    21 posts
    Care to share this info (6 spawn locs) with the rest of the class? =)

    Edited, Mon Jan 3 23:19:59 2005
    # Dec 05 2003 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
    111 posts
    This page says that there are other lions who drop this, the Matriarch and Rogue in Ek and Swiftclaw in NK. Has anybody ever seen one of these skins drop from any of these creatures besides the Highland Lion?
    RE: Huh?
    # Aug 11 2004 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    In about April 2004, I was in east karana with my 65 Ranger questing this item and it took me about 20min. i killed a lion matriarch and it dropped. Now, they jacked with the drops so only the highland lion in NK drops it (EXTREMELY RARE!) I have hunted about 20 hours for another so I could set my War buddy up with one. I personnaly think the removed it from the drop list and just dont realize it. I have seen one in bazaar in the last few weeks selling for 3k on Bristlebroke server. Anyhow GL to ya Rangers - I got my Epic "Swifty" recently and with the Fleeting quiver, I average around 550 HP damage every 1 second or so - **** i love being a ranger!!!!!! hehe! btw, my bow is the Obsidianwood compound bow that i bought for 54k but they now are selling for around 40k - go figure!

    Blaakwolf Electrify -
    Independent Clan of Dragons -
    RE: Huh?
    # Dec 13 2003 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
    258 posts
    I have spent many many MANY hours farming in EK (for various items silks and cat pelts to name a few). I never got a HQ lion skin there. Bear in mind I only killed the rogue lion a few times. I've only gotten them in NK and only on a rare occasion from highland lions. Only killed Swiftclaw once but it did drop. Spent a lot of hours there too but not nearly as much as EK. Sometimes they drop once per day when I go there yet other times I can go for days and not have any drop. Price accordingly - rare drop if not worse.

    Feel free to blame my schematics on bad luck.

    Edited, Sat Dec 13 15:34:40 2003
    EQ1 Outhar 55 Paladin, Qarris 58 Druid (Both retired)
    EQ2 Outhar 27 Crusader/45 Armorer, Qarris 34 Warden/40 Tailor, Korak 27 Rogue/40 Weaponsmith (all retired)
    # Nov 25 2003 at 9:54 AM Rating: Default
    258 posts
    One of these dropped off Swiftclaw in NK along with a Superb Lion Skin and a Lion Meat.
    EQ1 Outhar 55 Paladin, Qarris 58 Druid (Both retired)
    EQ2 Outhar 27 Crusader/45 Armorer, Qarris 34 Warden/40 Tailor, Korak 27 Rogue/40 Weaponsmith (all retired)
    # Nov 19 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
    27 posts
    ya know im really ****** off right now cause i spent 22hrs in nk killin every highland lion i saw on track i even killed all the other ones ta see if it would make anymore spawn but to no avail...i didnt get not one hq lion skin....this bites cause peeps are seelin them in bazaar fer 1200pp and i dont have that much right now so... if anyone could lemme know where there spawn point is or how to make them spawn if there is a way i would greatly appreciate if not then i just wasted 22hrs of mah life fer nothig at all and that blows because im gonna go back tom Please lemme know something

    Edited, Wed Nov 19 12:36:54 2003
    RE: wtf
    # Nov 26 2003 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    The only advice I can give is "kill placeholders." I'm not entirely sure what they are, since it's not a single-player game and so it's hard to control what other people kill. Just don't rely on other people to kill the PHs for you (unless you like boredom).

    The first drop I got was when I ran my 51 druid to the guard tower to port someone after an OOC. They were fighting a griffine, and after healing and snaring, I turned 90 degrees and wacked a Highlands Lion who just appeared. After the loot, and celebration, I ported and buffed that toon to the nines! Must be karma, I said, and then (stupidly) tried the combine with 158 tailoring. THAT didn't work.

    So, back to the drawing board. The few theories I've formed revolve around "Lions are cats" and "Griff[on/awn/ine]s look kinda like cats, a little". I killed both -- it helped that regular cats drop pelts that translate (currently on Vazalle) into 29pp a padding in the bazaar, and I would get some XP off the odd Griffon. For a few hours, I targeted wisps, and the drop rate on the lightstones paid reasonably enough. Finally (and sorry, I don't remember after what) the second dropped, and I bucked up and found a GM tailor for the combine. One happy alt later, I bid farwell to North Karana.

    So my advice is, find other mobs to kill while looking for the Highlands -- something that will be profitable even if you don't loot exactly what you're after. The more I play it, the more I believe EQ is an exercise in multi-tasking, and arranging things so that if one part fails, at least something else succeeds well enough to guarentee fun and enjoyment.
    #Coddas, Posted: Nov 22 2003 at 8:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yeah, you could have used that time to learn some grammer, or maybe you could have learned how to spell....
    # Nov 14 2003 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
    80 posts
    600pp for a HQ lion skin?? O the good old days...
    Merchant Bought.
    # Nov 13 2003 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
    I find these on merchants quite a bit. Two or three a month. Gotta love ignorance.
    Krydos Makeukrytomoma
    Ranger of 30 Seasons
    Dropped in EK!!
    # Oct 28 2003 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
    63 posts
    I just looted one of these in EK on Stromm off a Lioness. No explanation for that that I can think of but I wil not argue.
    Thorsman the Bbar war Drinal retired
    Feikkin the Little Taxi
    Drinal Retired
    Thorsman the Beastie on Stromm retired
    Eldooerino Druid on Hyjal
    # Jun 29 2003 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
    23 posts
    i've been hunting these for days now and i have so far spent 15 hours and have only looted MQ lion skins and lion meat so that strikes me as the item beeing pretty rare... considering that i have killed more than 50. as for pop time they dont seem to pop on a set time... there will be a pop of 1 or 2 and then nothing for 40min sometines and when those die there will be another pop about 20 min later. as for price they sell for 800pp to 1,200pp in bazaar on prexus.

    prexus srever
    Padas 67 ranger prexus
    sutture 12 cleric prexus
    Very lucky
    # Jun 08 2003 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    Last month when I hunted for a HQ Lion Skin for a Fleeting quiver it took me almost 12 hours to find one. But yesterday and friend and I decided to go harvest some cat pelts for tailoring and within five minute three Highland Lions appeared almost on top of us. We each took one and then joined forces for the last one and looted 2 HQ Lion Skins from two of the three corpses. =D
    Place holders?
    # May 11 2003 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
    After paying 700pp for a HQ lion skin I decided to go back to NK and spend some time killing lions. I kill every lion I see, as I still need cat skins for my tailoring and meat for baking. Initially I found about 3 Highland Lions right off, and yes they were around the center of the zone. While watching track I notices a Hill Giant that cons yellow to my 33 Ranger so I decided to go for some exp while waiting for the next HL to show up. Ok so I kill the HG pretty easy and go back to the lions while my health builds back up. I kept doing this for maybe 2 hours or so and ended up killing 4 HG and about 20 HLs before getting a HQ lion skin. I also killed all the other lions I found. During my last HL kill, after getting the HQLS, something interesting happened. I had been watching track and did a cancel and refresh and boom a HL topped the list. I turn around and there it is at a distance of maybe 50 and just standing there. I think it had just popped and hand not started running yet, since I had been tracking and didnt see it before. I killed it and then started recasting some buffs and practicing my HIDE before starting off again and then BANG a Hill Giant pops right on top of me!? I killed the HG and then made note of the location. Maybe things went so smoothly hunting the HGs and the HLs because they share the same spawn point / are place holders?? Ran out of time but plan on going back this week to the location and trying to verify if there really is a connection. Anyway it was a great day. The HGs dropped between 17pp and 40pp but a lot of it is gold, silver and copper so be prepared. I also ended up with over a stack of High Quality Cat pelts, a stack of Medium Quality Cat pelts, and almost a stack of lion meat and of course the HQ lion skin and other loot from the HGs. I even had one Highland lion drop 4 skins and meat! Yup, thats right 5 items from one lion, 1 HQ, 2 MQ and a ruined. All the other times they had anywhere from nothing to 2 items on them and once or twice they had 3 items. I had NEVER seen 4 skins at once before!! I will update later.

    Happy hunting!

    Edited, Sun May 11 04:39:29 2003
    Half Elf

    Master Baker (198), Master Brewer (248 - Trophy), Master Bait'er? (189), Master Begger (174), Master Fletcher (194), Master Smith (162), Master Tailor (142), Master Drunk (200), Master Potter (148)
    HQ Lion Skin
    # May 10 2003 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    A friend and I hunted for one of these killing every Highland Lion in NK for just over twelve hours before getting one. On the Prexus server there were two selling in the bazaar; one for 1k and the other for 2k. Good luck to anyone whom is trying to get one.
    Rare ?
    # Oct 09 2002 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
    48 posts
    Killed about 15 Highland Lions in NK and got one after 40 mins. Got many MQ, LQ, Ruined Cat Pelts.

    Most Highland Lions seem to hang out around the tower/gipsy camp area, but they spawn as far the Spires.

    Lion Skins are YELLOW, Cat Pelts are BROWN.

    After 40 mins not a Highland Lion in sight, looking for place holders.

    Found no clear place holder, best bet is to just kill everything to make Highland Lion pops.

    Grizzly bears, Willowisps, a few beetles...

    The main problem here is not rarity. 1 HG Skin out of 10-15 Highland Lion is far from rare. The main problem here is to get the Highland Lions to spawn because after you start to hunt them there will be only one on track every once in a while...

    Edited, Wed Oct 9 20:33:06 2002
    Lillyann Foxglove, Defender of the Vale !
    RE: Rare ?
    # Oct 14 2002 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
    9 posts
    As a level 49 Ranger, I hunted these for HQ skins to make fleeting quivers. My tracking skill was such that I could track most of the zone from the center of it. As far as I could tell the Highland lion spawn was a timed spawn (no placeholders). Usually 3 to 4 Highland lions would spawn almost simultaneously (occaisionally 1 or 2 more would spawn after the initial group). After tracking and killing each of these, there would be a time span of 20 to 30 minutes (I did not time it exactly) then the cycle would repeat. Whether the zone was full of players (and beetles, lions, and griffawns were being killed steadily) or the zone was empty of people, the spawn rate didn't seem to change. Your estimate of 1 HQ pelt per 10-15 Highland lions seems about right.

    I eventually got ten HQ lion skins and cornered the market on fleeting quivers, only to find that they did not sell as well as I thought. Oh well, another great plat making scheme down the drain.

    Abishot Swiftarrow
    51st Ranger from the Glade
    RE: Rare ?
    # Jul 31 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
    55 posts
    I also found that the Highland Lions didn't seem to have a placeholder. As my ranger friend and I sat in NK (her track covers zone, my poor little druid track cover a goodly chunk), the HL's spawned from time to time without any killing going on in zone. I did occasionally kill griffons and the HG, but even when we went AFK for groceries and dinner they continued to spawn (with me popping in every 20 min or so to kill any that had spawned). I got 1 HQLS in about 20 HL kills.

    I did, however, get lucky in that at one point a shaman/warrior team ran through NK, and killed an HL I had been tracking down. I never saw them, but only other toons in zone and the HL disappeared from track. They were gone from zone in another minute. As I medded in the gypsy camp, I checked the merchants, and sure enough, 1 HQ Lion Skin for sale, 3GP and change, with 55 Charisma.
    # May 05 2002 at 8:36 AM Rating: Default
    23 posts
    **** theses rare drops! Scy want vendor to buy form vendor!

    The time it took me to get one was insane. They never drop, and nobody sells. ***** the fleeting quiver. I'm not sure 6dly off my bow is worth it.
    Uglies, come one, come all, die at my feet.
    HQ Lion Skins
    # Jan 08 2002 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    I have hunted Cats in EK for 12hours straight andnever got a single HQ lion skin from them but I have hunted Highland lions in NK and recieved 6 in a couple hours must have gotten lucky in the early am. But i dont think they drop anywhere but in NK off the highland lions
    Grayshade Swiftwalker
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Oct 11 2002 at 7:45 AM Rating: Default
    31 posts
    HQ only drop from the ones in NK. Don't waste your time in EK.
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Nov 14 2003 at 12:41 PM Rating: Default
    lol i sold one for 1k Smiley: yippee -- got it off a guy in the bazaar for 50p...a buddy of mine sold his for 4.5kSmiley: yikes .
    Rangers, Necros and Druids OH MY!

    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Feb 08 2002 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
    38 posts
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Feb 20 2002 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
    I auctioned "WTS HQ Lion Skin" about 3 times in 10 minutes. At that time I got a reply saying "I want it, is 500pp ok?" SOLD!
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Feb 08 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
    38 posts
    just got my first high quality the other night
    took about 2 hours and i got one low Q. and
    one high Q. I think you got lucky with six
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Jan 08 2002 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
    Drops of all lions... the higher lvl the lion is the higher posibility of geting a higher quality pelt... low level lions drop them aswell but at a VERY low posibility.
    RE: HQ Lion Skins
    # Jan 08 2002 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
    75 posts
    Nope, ONLY highland lions in North Karana. Check for confirmation from Tons of tailors
    Eleena Transient
    Grandmaster High Elf Smith (250)
    Grandmaster Jeweler (250)
    Tinker (220 +5%)
    Rare drops, rare buyers
    # Jan 08 2002 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
    153 posts
    I've looted 2 of these in NK. However, I've never been able to find a buyer. I'm not a tailor, but have made some decent money selling HQ bear and cat pelts. However, after Luclin was released I didn't get any interest whatsoever in HQ skins or pelts from bears, cats or Lions from other players.

    Where did all of the tailors go?
    58 Rogue
    Tarew Marr
    Only off Highland Lions
    # Jan 07 2002 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    These only drop off the Highland lions in North karana...and very rarely at that. Good Luck :)
    Geomancy Stormsfury
    Guardian of the wood for 52 seasons
    Yes they are rare
    # Jan 07 2002 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
    Ultra Very Rare even. I have hunted lions for along time with several toons for the HQ CAT skins to help get my talioring up. I have never seen a HQ LION skin. I have talked to sereral others on my server and all facts point to the following.
    THey drop only off the Highland lions in NK. No on my server has ever that I know of gotten one from any other zone.
    Maybe with this new quest they are going to start dropping in other zones. We can but hope.
    Acrqon Ranger DAoC

    Baazz Buffren
    36th Barb. Shaman EQ
    26th High Elf Cleric EQ
    What about the other lion skins?
    # Oct 26 2001 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
    85 posts
    Hunted in NK for about 2 days. Came up with 10 Ruined LS, 1 MQ LS, 1 LQ LS and 1 HQ.

    HQ's are used to make fleeting quivers, as well as for the lionskin glove quest. Does anyone know what good the LQ and MQ -- and the Ruined are?
    --Alikaar of Tarew Marr
    # Oct 09 2001 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    I have killed about 25 Highland Lions and only looted a HQ Lion Skin once. Sold it for 250p, have seen 300p offered, though.
    # Sep 20 2001 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    I have found them only on Highland lions in NK and they're very rare.
    # Sep 20 2001 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    hi !
    i have killed many hundred of lions,
    lionness , patriarch or highland, and
    the only thing i found is ruined lion
    skin, or ruined/medium/hq/cat pelt...
    if someone can tell me, i could sleep
    better at night.
    oh, by the way i am lev 32.
    RE: ????
    # Apr 17 2003 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    They ONLY drop from the Higland Lions in NK (Northern Plains of Karana that is). Very rare drop, read the other posts, they cover everything you need to know about the HQ lionskins
    RE: HQ Skin in NK
    # Apr 19 2003 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
    43 posts
    They are correct about NK being the sole source. But the prices on Bristlebane are quite high in the bazaar. I sold one over night for 800P!!!! I traded in zone once with a Ranger who was tired and I let it go cheap since he was working for it. But leveled in NK for 4 levels, very rare drop.

    Post Comment

    Free account required to post

    You must log in or create an account to post messages.