Durunal the Cursebearer  

Raid Encounter

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

Can spawn a chest with additional loot after a paladin at the right point in the epic 1.5 loots a Dark and Twisted Sword.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2009-02-25 12:37:42.

Level: 75
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Known Habitats:
  Wall of Slaughter

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not tough!
# Jun 27 2013 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
204 posts
I just completed this with two: Myself, lvl 75, 1755 AA, full lobby buffs, mostly Lost Rubicite and Fabled Gem Encrusted Axe & shield. Necro box, lvl 75, 975 AA, 2.0, lobby buffs. Also used a J1 healer merc and T5 caster merc.
I dragged a pack of mobs near Durunal's spawn and killed them for corpses for the necro's Army of the Dead AA. I kept the merc on efficient most of the fight and had the necro dot,dot,dot. She clicked her epic, clicked DPS AAs. Healer merc got low on mana about 50% of the way so I had to use Armor of the Inquisitor and my own heals while i switched it from efficient to passive and back from time to time. Popped Hand of Piety at 25% when I had 6 adds on me. About 15%, the third wave popped, and i used Lay on Hands and Deflection, popped Intensity of Resolute and Inquisitor's Judgement. Necro kept dots refreshed throughout fight. Healer merc bit the dust at 5%, but I managed to win it. Necro flopped, but the pally succumbed to the pack, and had to run back to WoS for the loot.
# May 31 2009 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
343 posts
78 Pally
73 Monk
82 Cleric
73 druid
77 Chanter
79 sk

we had just 4mins only to take him down from zonign into WoS, we had 82 cleric with us who was leaving for guild raid and refused to stay so he gave us 4mins, we rushed to duranl, but druid and chatner triggered a rare see invis mob and were wasted.

Cleric rezzed them and then insisted we attcked duranal immeditely or he would leave grp

we attcked with 2 members having rez effects and low mana

duranal spawned 2 waved of 3 elementals on us whcih sk tried to off tank

every1 ran oom and i had to use lay hands when duranal was on 10% as every1 was oom, when durunal was on 2% i then had to use my immune bubble as i was on 3% to grab the drops as he fell then entire grp wiped by another wave of elementals

u could say that was to the wire.)

Edited, May 31st 2009 9:21am by mellindaria
# Aug 31 2009 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Was overkill last night with a 85 Warrior, 84 Mage, 85 Shaman, 85 Ranger and 85 Rogue plus Mercs. I think he went down before the triggering Paladin was 50 feet into the zone. I didnt see a single add unless it died to a DS. Fight was about 30 seconds or less. This is easily soloable by a high DPS single 85 character plus merc.
Easily downed by 85 monk
# Feb 24 2009 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Group of four (including mercs) consisted of: 79 pally (me), 85 monk, and our merc clerics. Monk was very well geared (31k+ hps, 4k+ac, 2500+ aa's), pally just baz gear (22k hp, 3300 ac, 400 aa's). We didn't pre-clear any mobs or anything, we just zoned in together, went straight to Durunal. Fight lasted about 4 minutes, Durunal did not move from his spot so we got no adds from WOS, we did get three elemental adds (they spawned all at once about 2 minutes in), which we ignored until Durunal was dead and then quickly dispatched. At best I distracted the adds -- the monk tanked and basically soloed Durunal with very few heals by the clerics.
Easily downed by 85 monk
# Feb 24 2009 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Forgot to mention - I popped infusion at the start of the fight and didn't get hit by a single AE. We never got knocked out of the little ruin where he was standing. Hope this helps.
# Apr 10 2008 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
downed with 7 peeps
80 paladin - 14.k hp 2700ac unbuffed,700aa's
80 druid - 12k mana, 300 aa's (bot)
80 necro - 13k mana, 1000 aa's
80 enchanter - 12k mana,300 aa's(bot)
77 cleric - 10k mana, 200 aa's (bot)
80 cleric - 11k mana, 500 aa's
80 wizard - n/a
no real strat just went for it, kept dps high on Drunul mezzed the adds that can be, and paly tried to keep agro on the unmezzable ones, 10 mins or so fight, lost 1 cleric at 30% to a repop. killed adds after Drunual died. Got em first try, yay onto 2.0!

Not a terrible fight anymore
# Jan 20 2008 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I just one grouped this with a buddy of mine. Group breakdown was thus:


80 SK (mix of cultural and Anguish raid gear, about 600AA)
80 CLR (mix of Praetorian and Txevu gear, about 600AA)
75Mage (Praetorian and Bazaar gear, about 200AA)

80 Wizard (mix of Cultural and Anguish, about 600AA)
75 Sham (Citizens and Bazaar gear, 150AA)
70 PAL (Cultural and Citizens 130AA)

Took us 3 tries to figure out the strat we were going to use. There wasn't a whole lot of finesse; we burned down the Cursebearer as fast as we could and the SK AE Agroed when adds popped (though only 1 wave popped). Can confirm that Cursebearer has about 600K HP. His AE's were easily resistable even by the 70 PAL and his melee wasn't unbearable (much easier than stuff in SoF). Max hit on my PAL (14K HP, 2.4K AC) was bout 1300, most in the low to mid 500's, though I did't tank that long.

Good luck to the other Paladins out there.
Research Summary
# Jan 22 2007 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Here is a summary of the research I have done on Durunal the Cursebringer: Final Kill in WoS for the Pally Epic 1.5.

Sources: This thread, and various other threads around the web.

Combat Statistics:
Max Hit: 1700
Avg Hit: 690
HP: 600,000
Slowable, Rampages

Effects Used:

Gyrosonic Disruption: 600 point AE with gravity flux.
Ocean's Cleansing: Massive cure disease/poison and dispel magic; casts on himself.

Spawn Location:
Just southeast of the MPG Ramp in WoS. He spawns in the ruins, in a clearing, as soon as a properly-flagged Paladin, carrying the four soulstones, zones into WoS. He will stay up for 45 minutes. If he despawns, he cannot be triggered for another two hours.

Encounter Details:
Durunal himself is leashed inside his ruins. He must be fought where he stands. The raid should clear the area around the ruins, probably from the MPG ramp, before the paladin zones in. This must be done quickly, and there should be very little downtime between clearing trash and the mob itself -- repops will wipe the raid.

Once the main mob is engaged, everyone should be inside the ruins. GFlux may occasionally throw folks out -- if they are aggrod by outside mobs they should die outside of the raid rather than bring the mobs to the raid itself.

A difficult component of this encounter are the adds. They are not triggered by HP of the mob -- they are timed adds. The adds spawn 2 at a time, once every 30 seconds, starting two minutes into the start of the raid. Hence, the main raid force should burn Durunal ASAP, mostly igoring adds if they are spawned, in order to minimize the total number of adds. Adds must be mezzed, rooted, offtanked, or kited, according to the table below. The adds that spawn have various immunities (some mezzable, rootable), summarized in the table below.
Vicious Lightning Elemental
CANNOT be mezzed, CANNOT be rooted -- tank or kite.
Furious Lightning Elemental
CAN be mezzed, CAN be rooted -- Mez if possible, root as well.
Enraged Lightning Elemental
CANNOT be mezzed, CAN be rooted -- Root.
# Nov 27 2006 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Anyone know at what % of Durunal's health the adds spawn??
# May 08 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Killed him again after the two hour respawn with 24 people, better tank and more healers. Got my 1.5.
<Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.>
Leight 70 Paladin http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=893915
Gustave 61 druid
Llydx 56 Warrior
Cazic Thule
# May 07 2006 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Wiped on him twice tonight with 21 people. Adds are the only tough thing about this guy. He despawned after the second wipe and cannot respawn him for a couple hours.
<Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.>
Leight 70 Paladin http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=893915
Gustave 61 druid
Llydx 56 Warrior
Cazic Thule
# Aug 29 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
395 posts
He was level 75 on August 29th.
The Prismatic Llama - Peru's llamas got nothing on us.
# Aug 13 2005 at 9:39 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
Killed him with 24 people tonight, 1 group of them i'd say being fairly ungeared and the rest potime geared. Was a fun fight for sure. We had to recover afterward though because we pretty much wiped except for a few people at the end after Durunal was dead. Still got back in and cleared the area with 15 minutes on the corpse though. Trick in general is to burn him down. I had my raid full offensive at 95%
# Feb 07 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
350 posts
Since you all "did him" what does he hit for. and whas are his hps. try posting some usefell info...
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RE: sigh
# Feb 08 2005 at 11:15 AM Rating: Good
672 posts
Max hit 1700, average 690, min 228; 480 dps according to YALP parser. YMMV
Same parser also showed him to have about 600k HPs.

Edited, Tue Feb 8 11:15:52 2005
Saraban Luvanir
Plainswalker for Darkwind - Antonius Bayle
Easy Fight
# Dec 23 2004 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
Took him out failrly easy 2 days ago with 56 people. We just concentrated on him while the adds were semi-kited and offtanked. A lot easier than the Wizard epic guy we killed 20 min earlier
Monastato Cevanito
70th Lord of Brell
<Loyal Rebellion>
spawning habits
# Dec 18 2004 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Was all ready to do this fight tonight and zoned into WoS while my guild was fighting some other mobs. I didn't have the 4 soulstones on me but Durunal pop'd on me anyhow. To make a long story short he despawned before the raid got a chance to engage him. Anyone have info on how to spawn him again or how long you need to wait to spawn him again? I tried zoneing out and back in, also tried reloging from server select and there was no sign of him respawning.

Edited, Sat Dec 18 22:19:30 2004
RE: spawning habits
# Oct 21 2005 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
He must have been spawned by someone else. If you trigger him yourself, he will shout in zone:

Durunal the Curesbearer shouts, 'I feel some souls have returned for me. Redis, Rithnok, Drema and Reiya . . . I feel your presence here. Come to me now and let us end this!'

I had the same issue as you had the previous evening, moving a raid in to kill him (he was not up). I zone in with all 4 soulstones on me, and he does not pop. We stayed for an hour and he did still not pop even if I zone out and back in (MPG). This moring i ported to WoS again, he popped with the emote as above, and I stayed in the zone for 45 minutes with my druid box tracking, and Durunal did not despawn in this timeframe. I took off not know for how long he will stay before despawning, but 45 mins is enough for me anyway.
RE: spawning habits
# Dec 22 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
He is on a 2 hour Re-spawn timer.

//Kneron Steele
66 Paladin
Member of Far Harizon
More spells
# Nov 24 2004 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
This mob also casts the following two spells:

Gyrosonic Disruption: 600 point AE with gravity flux.

Ocean's Cleansing: Massive cure disease/poison and dispel magic; casts on himself.
He is Leashed
# Nov 04 2004 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
Last night, Nov 3th 2004, We tried this guy, and the pally had read up on him, i think, but when we went to pull him he never came and just keep hitting everyone with his AE. About three mins later we found out that he is leased to his spawn point. He spawns to the left when coming down the PG ramp in the runins. He will begin to run towards u if arggo but he will pop back to his spot. The post about haveing 6 groups on ele geared people is about right we got him to about 50% then we all wiped.

Edited, Thu Nov 4 08:42:47 2004
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RE: He is Leashed
# Feb 07 2005 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Question Is he really leashed?? Or does He have a small agro radius and your tank have SoW/SoE and just outrun his agro???
RE: He is Leashed
# Jan 22 2007 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Yes, he really is leashed. He will run just beyond the edge ruins before teleporting back to the center of the ruins. Handy for rescuing corpses.
Drop from chest
# Nov 03 2004 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Chest spawned after he was killed contained Studded Mace of Contemplation
Force needed?
# Oct 02 2004 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Anyone know how tough this guy is and what kind of raid force is needed?
RE: Force needed?
# Oct 15 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
Did him with 25 EP/Time geared people in Cazic Thule server. I would suggest 6 groups of elemental equipped raid or 4 groups of level 70 Time geared. Hope that helps
Paladin Epic 1.5
# Sep 28 2004 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Final fight for the paladin epic 1.5.

Based on information I am hearing, this is his AE:

RE: Paladin Epic 1.5
# Dec 31 2004 at 3:11 PM Rating: Good
672 posts
The drop needed for the epic is A Dark and Twisted Sword btw.

PS: His chest contained a Longbow of Chaos for us tonight.

Edited, Sat Jan 1 17:23:50 2005
Saraban Luvanir
Plainswalker for Darkwind - Antonius Bayle
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