Captain Varns  

Raid Encounter

Uploaded July 24th, 2007
Updated July 25th, 2007

Location 2366, -1250, 44

  • Maximum hit: 1300
  • HP Estimate: 137,000
  • Flees at low health: Yes


Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2016-06-21 14:24:55.

Level: 70
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Known Habitats:
  Dulak's Harbor

Report a correction

« Previous 1 2
Post Comment
# Jun 12 2016 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts
In-game location is 2366, -1250, 44. He runs at low health (as posted earlier), but is also immune to snare spells. Didn't try root since they've split root/snare spells into two different immunities. So I'm snared, but he's not. Yup, annoying.
# Jun 21 2016 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
Baleel wrote:
In-game location is 2366, -1250, 44. He runs at low health (as posted earlier), but is also immune to snare spells. Didn't try root since they've split root/snare spells into two different immunities. So I'm snared, but he's not. Yup, annoying.

Thanks, added.
Volunteer Allakhazam Developer and Admin

For real time update information on Allakhazam, follow me on Twitter!

To make a Donation directly to me.
So far I have received 2 donations.
Soloed today
# Jan 19 2013 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Soloed him today on a lvl 70 SK 2600 ac (all ac augs earned non raids), 1315 AAs (No powerleveling). He was quite difficult, has some kind of AOE that hurt my pet buy i mitigated. Had my merc healer 0 mana at the 50% part of the fight (Idiot kept healing pet). I used every disc on him at this point and killed him with 100% hps 35% mana. Was very satisfying. Just to be clear he is in the tunnels in Dulack the very deepest tunnel in a room at the end. It took me a while to find him as no one was clear on his loc other than giving me the loc.
Annoying yet easy
# Jan 02 2013 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Solo'd with 83 BST with T5 Merc Healer.

I cleared the room before engaging. He was only hitting for an average of 250-300. Nothing much above that.

Would've died a lot faster if not for the atk speed slow he casts.
Biko Spiritlord, Avatar of Beasts - Formerly of Solusek Ro
Fight summary
# May 22 2010 at 10:51 PM Rating: Good
403 posts
This may or may not be obvious but you need to hail him in order to engage him. He will not add on the other mobs around him so feel free to kill them first.

My parse put him at 160,896 HP. Against a level 70sk with 2500AC he managed 175dps on me, max hit was 1279 (total of 6 times) but most were in the low 300's.

He can be duo'd (one toon and a merc) but it would be much easier with some dps along.
# Mar 06 2010 at 1:31 AM Rating: Good
173k hp, max hit 1078 on an 85 sk with 5kish ac.

Very easy mob at 85 (no surprise there). He runs at 20%, so if he gets his snare off on you it can be a bit annoying chasing him through the cave system.
Easy peasy
# Dec 12 2009 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Took him solo at 71 with T1 Journeyman healer took a while but finished him off with 0 mana for me and 0 on the healer still wasn't that difficult. For those who care I'm 13khp 2.5k ac and 250 aa's. Anything above that should be really easy to do.

Edited, Dec 13th 2009 12:16am by Bilfor
no need for raid force at all
# Oct 29 2009 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Its been awhile since this has been posted on but would like to add that me and my brother both lvl 75 sk's dropped him tonight with just our mercs. im 15k hps and 2600ac my brother slightly less hps and ac. took maybe 6 minutes. easy kill.

Map loc
# Oct 10 2008 at 11:36 PM Rating: Good
1,087 posts
copy / paste into dulak1.txt in map folder

P 1253.0000, -2366.0000, 42.0000, 0, 0, 0, 2, Captain_Varns
Pain Mistress Okami L`Assundre of Tarew Marr
Dark Elf Shadow Knight
Drinal (Tarew)
Retired after 500 days /played
Retired again
# Aug 20 2008 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I just Duoed him with 72 SK and 78 Shm, was a long fight. Shm couldnt hardly land anything even with malo line, so kept pets up, and champ/cougar, kept hot on sk entire time and reslowed constantly.

Took maybe 20 minutes and never got close to dying. SK was only 15k buffed with 2k ac. The hard part is once the mob hits around 7% it starts walking away and cant be snared. This is why peeps say wait to use HT. I ended up with about 7 adds on me before it died. It does enrage at 10%.

But needs to be marked duoable, I have no doubts there are som 80 SKs that could solo this if they had the right gear/leechability. My baby sk needed hots quite often.
other loot
# Jun 16 2008 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
I just killed him with a friend and he dropped Skirmisher's shoulderguards as well as both the swords

Jerries Kids 65 Shadowknight of Veeshan

Fennin Ro
very easy
# Mar 30 2008 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
it was easy with 70 rogue 75 necro 75 mage 80 cleric and 80 ranger and me a 73 sk so if you have enough people it doesn't take a raic force so if you would please change raid enncounter to groupable
# Apr 05 2007 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Going To try Taking this Guy on with my 75 Cleric Only... Will let you guys know how it turns out.
# Dec 20 2006 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
75sk,73 mage and his boxed 62 cleric killed him....I(75 sk), easliy cleared room for pull, took about 25 mins but we killed him,....runs at last i saved my AA'd leech touch for a few adds...but easily handled....hope this helps.....Varn's to me can be duo'd NP =)
# Dec 24 2007 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
whats this guy on about with the whole leech touch thing? it does like 80% less damage than regular HT. its not going to change the course of anything.
Respawn on this guy
# Dec 16 2006 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
how long is the respawn time on this guy
no chest
# Jan 25 2006 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
i killed a few days ago and he didnt drops the chest WTF????
RE: no chest
# Mar 08 2006 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
confirm, he has stoped dropping the chest SK looted it today and did not get one to spawn
Overlord Reznir Kosman Warmonger of Kratos
# May 07 2005 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
199 posts
4 boxed on torv

war 9300 2100 ac unbuffed
cleric 70 6000mana unbuffed Ft 15
ranger verry nice dps
shammy 69 6k mana unbuffed Ft 20

we did this for a friend sk who stayed back and just Hted last sec

was really really easy fight can,t hide from aoe anymore if u ever could
falor icestrike always of torv
Not so tough
# Dec 12 2004 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Killed him with 70SK, 70Shaman, 70Druid, 70Cleric all Qvic-Anguish geared, dropped him with everyone at about 85m.

chain Nightmare stasis, don't bother curing
hits from 250-1300, piece of cake when slowed
he runs, unsnarable so be ready for that, buncha easy greenies will agro
# Dec 02 2004 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I am a fairly hardcore player in a casual guild, and took down captain varnz lvl 70 with 10 65+. Was a long fight but we dropped him, and then cleared his room and the next when he ran. Not too difficult if you ask in PoK for a little bit of help now and then
Stop complaining
# Nov 14 2004 at 4:20 AM Rating: Good
2 posts
It is a raid mob for 4-5 casual equipped people, Its a new expansion so mobs hit harder, look at teh gear being dropped in the casual player zones like WoS and Nobles Causeway, If you could walk into any new expnsion as a casual player and just kill teh mobs like this, teh expansion would be useless in a week. You need to gear up in teh casual player zones and then move to harder zones, once your guild gets some new OoW gear that is in teh casual player zones and mobs set for the casual player then the epics will be easily done with 4+ groups of casual players. I am a very casual player and since OoW has come out I am now a Wizard that can buff out over 7200HPs and 6200 mana which is not bad for a casual player. I have a whopping 41 days played on ths toon and still have those stats as a casual player in a casual guild.

If you play a few days a week and a couple hours at a time there is no reason in a few months your guild isnt killing any mob for epic 1.5 Just like 1.0 when they came out it was unimaginable for a casual person to get the epic. now its all one groupable for any epic by casual players. Any epic 1.0 is one groupable, mobs that were previous 2-4 group mobs are now soloable by many casual players.

The difference in casual players and full time hardcore players is they get it first. NToV used to be the hardest zone in game, now casual guilds wont even bother because its drops are so much junk compared to back then, and casual guilds have done it many times. Relax do not expect tojump in and get the epic in a month or two of release unless your dedicated to hardcore gaming. Just relax get geared then watch how easy it is to obtain, in a year or so it will be trivial for casual gamers.
Souls of Justice
Karana Server
RE: Stop complaining
# Jan 31 2005 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
ffs.. say casual 1 more time and ill hunt u dont and kill u irl
Fateseer Kantor Corax
Ancient Dawn]
Zek > Blubies
RE: Stop complaining
# Jun 29 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
410 posts
Finally dropped him
# Nov 05 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
85 posts
WOOT! I finally dropped him. Took us 2 and a half groups. We wiped the first time with only 1 cleric and druid as healers. Also had minor dps. His AE was wicked. Went back at him with an extra cleric and 2 more dps. Was a long fight but he dropped. Was able to loot my flamberge, he did not spawn a chest.

Unable to range pull. The SK going for the kill has to hail him to get him to agro.

Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
bring DPS
# Nov 03 2004 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Hi folks,

1. can confirm the max hit of 1300.
2. depending on your AAs max hit is even lower, I tanked him with ~8400HP
3. bring DPS, we did him with 10 peeps in 2 groups
we needed ~ 4 mins to bring him down

4. dropped the flamberge and another scrappy item, no box spawned after!

gl all

Coerl the lonesome shadowknight
# Oct 21 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Just a side note the chest didn't spawn when we killed him. Maybe another bug.
28 Wizard
RE: Varns
# Oct 26 2004 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
59 posts
Think the reason why the chest dont spawn after SK looting is because maybe the SK is not at the corret part of the epic. I have read that somewhere before.
RE: Varns
# Nov 09 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
This is the first step in the PRE-QUEST!

There are one or two possibilities.
1) There was a failed attempt prior and your group caught it up, with the sk not hailing the quest NPC in zone.
2) Your SK has looted before and destroyed. (SK was flagged as looting the first time and EQ is trying to avoid farming of items.)<Not speculation, is an actual write up>
RE: Varns
# Nov 05 2004 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
85 posts
I really think the chest is a random drop type of thing.

The SK not being at that stage in the 1.5 is a good idea, but it's not the reason. This is the first mob in a trio of mob to kill for the 1.5 if you do not possess the 1.0 epic. So if you've hailed Ritald then you're at this stage of your epic progression.
Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
# Oct 21 2004 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
There was a bug on Varns that wouldn't allow SK's to loot the Flamberge. It is now lootable. Also he has been tweeked again so now he only hits for a max of 1300 at a whack. His DoT doesn't do as much dmg either. We killed him before when he was ubber twinked and hit for like 1900-3k at a whack. Needless to say wiped the first time but the second time we had a couple of bards and he was cake walk. He runs at low health also so I suggest completely clearing the room and having an off tank ready to keep the repops under control.
Just my 2cp
28 Wizard
easy mob now
# Oct 06 2004 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
199 posts
I don,t have omens so i,m lvl 65 shammy but we just did him with 2 clerics 2 sk,s 1 monk 1 ranger(bot) and one bst was pretty easy fight hits 1300,s now the 500aoe is easy we are moastely time geared (exept me) cleric had more hp then the tank but hey can happen :P

has around 200k hp but seems like 1000k cause ur 50% slowed the aa RC cures it hes partly slowable with new slow
falor icestrike always of torv
not allowed
# Sep 26 2004 at 10:59 PM Rating: Default
10 posts
whats the deal with not being allowed to loot the item for epic? im a dark elf sk, lvl 67. I hailed Ritald, said the crap, found a group, went in, pulled, got ate alive. got a bigger group plus a few and got spit out. got i think 4 groups and pwned his dumb ***** lots of hp but damn, he fell. went to loot the piece and said I was not allowed to loot the item. WTF? Gm's said they wouldnt do squat. is it instanced? if you fail you gotta hail Ritaldo again? if its timed, whats the time? do i have to hail before i go to each of the 3 zones for the 3 pieces?
"Dark Elves dont have a heart to break, but a quota to uphold."

Pain Mistress Breaenna ZaTeeva
70th Pallie Taunter of Innoruuk
RE: not allowed
# Oct 07 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
100 posts
... raid loot/ were you assigned to be a looter
RE: not allowed
# Sep 27 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I got the Flamberge with no problem, and I hadn't even hailed Ritald.

That was before Varns got uber-buffed, though, so maybe its a bug. Wouldn't be the first time a GM refused to do squat on the assumption that a bug wasn't really a bug (actually, I've yet to see a GM do anything other than squat!).
« Previous 1 2
Post Comment

Free account required to post

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