a death beetle  


Minimum Level: 10
Maximum Level: 13
Expansion: Original
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Master Rune (Beza)
# Aug 12 2006 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
If you are working on your Master Runes, then you are a fool.

With that in mind, I went to Unrest looking for Giant Fire Beetle Eyes for my Master Runes (Beza).

I was disappointed to find zero eyes, culled from about...oh twenty beetles.

Even the name "Death Beetle" is a misnomer, seeing how the 'Beetles' only drop Scarab Parts (e.g. carapace, legs, egg sack, etc).

Of course they may drop Giant Fire Beetle Eyes, but more than likely their loot tables were mixed up seeing how they are fairly similar.

Remember to drink heavily before you research; you can glean more pain that way.
Master Rune (Beza)
# Aug 12 2006 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
As an addendum to this, a 'Giant Scarab Eye' just dropped off of the twentieth or so Death Beetle. Though this is not a used for Master Runes, they are used for Study Runes (Azia).

If you are indeed looking for Giant Scarab Eyes, I would recommend the southern end of North Ro. You can force spawn Sand Scarabs by killing everything that moves.

About 1 in 10 to 20 Sand Scarabs drop a 'Giant Scarab Eye'.
Unrest's secret weapon
# Jun 26 2003 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
When I hit lv18 with my cleric I started asking people where I should go for exp next. Everyone said "Paludal!" but I didn't have the expansion at that time, so as an alternative I heard people mumble out "ummm... Unrest, I guess."

I headed to Unrest and ran around fighting yard mobs for a while, and I have to say that Death Beetles are the most dangerous creatures in Unrest for a solo cleric. Why? Because they aggro on you like NUTS and they hit just often enough (not hard, but often) to ruin your heals and Smites when you're trying to take down that stubborn ghoul or skelly.

Your casting is interrupted!
Your casting is interrupted!
Your casting is interrupted!

The only good thing I noticed was that they stopped aggroing on me once I hit LV20...
# Dec 17 2002 at 12:20 AM Rating: Default
23 posts
the armor has 14 ac, +10 hp, -1 dex, and some other stuff, anly short classes can use it. it looks good so i can see a 31 druid putting it on at social events or something which is what i think the guy was talking about.
"Listen not to vain words of empty tongue" -Fortune Cookie
# Jun 18 2002 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
35 posts
I hate these frigen things like there is no tomorow. Am also pretty sure the level is off still get many blue cons at level 19. Then again I also still get a little exp when five of the little suckers swarm me.
Ozadzen Shadowsoul (59 Necro)
Knights of the Green Mist
Oldest Guild on Vazalle (soon to be Maylin)
# May 21 2002 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
Hate these things... They swarm like all hell and are the most annoying things in the world. I was fighting in Unrest and a bunch of these bettels that con low green just decide to join the fight. AoE nuke, anyone?
# Apr 25 2002 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
what is the scarab armor please send message and info such who u give it to and what are the rewards.
Scarab Armor in full
# Aug 27 2003 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
666 posts
** Sigh, I wish they would make a whole set.... **

Kaladim South
[ http://everquest.allakhazam.com/zones/Faydwer/Kaladim.htm ]

Who: Vacto Molunel
[ http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?id=1741 ]


Scarab Helm:You will need to get two Scarab Carapaces and five gold pieces for a helm. (the carapaces drop off the small scarab out in front of Kaladim lvl 4 ish?)


Scarab Helm
Slot: HEAD
AC: +4 Cha: -1
Weight: 1.5
Classes: Ranger Shaman Druid Cleric Paladin Shadowknight Bard Monk Rogue Warrior Beastlord
Races: Dwarf Gnome Halfling

Can be stored in Medium and larger containers
Last updated: Mon Aug 25 16:34:57 2003
Average Price: 1pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common

Level to Attain: 8
Scarab Boots:These take a Cracked Giant Scarab Shell, 2 Scarab Legs, and 17 gold. (pretty easy to get, kill giant scarabs, fairly common, but if your lazy I guess you could buy it)


Scarab Boots

Slot: FEET
AC: +4
Weight: 4.5
Classes: Ranger Shaman Druid Cleric Paladin Shadowknight Bard Monk Rogue Warrior Beastlord
Races: Dwarf Gnome Halfling

Can be stored in Medium and larger containers
Last updated: Mon Aug 25 16:37:33 2003
Average Price: 2pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common

Level to Attain: 8
Scarab Breastplate:Vacto Molunel will make this for one pristine carapace and 23 or 33 gold. Pristine scarab carapace can be found on Death Beetles in Unrest or on giant scarabs (rarely) - (If you have money and no patience you could buy this at almost any vendor that has giant scarabs, pristines seem to drop more common in Oasis and nro)


Small Scarab Breastplate

AC: +14 Str: +1 Dex: -1 Sta: +1 Disease Resist: +2 HP: +10
Weight: 6.0
Classes: Ranger Druid Cleric Paladin Rogue Warrior Beastlord
Races: Dwarf Gnome Halfling

Can be stored in Medium and larger containers
Last updated: Mon Aug 25 16:37:09 2003
Average Price: 5pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common

Level to Attain: 8




Edited, Wed Aug 27 19:39:08 2003
'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 20 2002 at 11:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) these things suck and yes they do die,they dont aggro on my 30 warrior when i pull or i havta run from a fight in the basement also a lvl 31 druid shoulds be using this **** armor it sucks get some wisdom! ITS JUST A WAIST OF TIME FINDING THESE CARAPACES,dont bother looting them just get ringmail coat till you can afford something decent like a foremans tunic its like 100pp and its pretty nice,ans for you tanks get a dusty or crafted bp probably 100pp-250pp! just lvl and dont worry bout armor till yuo can afford something decent!
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 20 2002 at 11:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Amanita Phalloide
# Mar 13 2002 at 2:46 AM Rating: Default
Anyone found a use for these other than selling them?


Druid of the 11th Circle
RE: Amanita Phalloide
# Apr 09 2002 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
They're used for Rogues I think. Ingredients in poison. Although I could be wrong. For a cleric, they're just exchangeable for gold. :)
Zeryenne Silverflare
<Sojourner's Compass>
Teir'dal wizard, Xev
(51 SHD, 36 DRU, 31 ROG)
"My God... It's full of stars."
-Dave, 2001 A Space Odessey
RE: Amanita Phalloide
# Aug 27 2003 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
666 posts
[ Grave Mold ] is also a poison ingredient. :) If you have ever tried to buy poison components, it sucks.
'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
Why hunt in Unrest?
# Dec 03 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
If these guys bother you so much find another place to lvl, like NRO, or the Oasis. Both places have pretty good loot, like Bronze weapons, and sometimes the Dervs drop jewels which can sell for 5pp alone. Dont get me wrong, if your leveling out in the yard, just go to NRo or Oasis for better fighting and less aggro, but its a different story for higher lvls, inside the mansion is a great place for 20's. I think lower teen lvls can find a better place to fight.
re: what do they drop
# Sep 03 2001 at 7:56 PM Rating: Default
18 posts
# Aug 29 2001 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
what do they drop?


lvl 13 druid

and lvl 16 warrior nomack
pristine carapace
# Aug 15 2001 at 1:09 AM Rating: Default
i hunted in here killing the scarabs. dont know how many i killed, but out of the 12 carapaces i got 6 were pristine.

Kenalak Kalanekson
28th season dwarven berserker
Lanys T'Vyl server
# Jun 10 2001 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I found one of these on a giant scarb in N RO...sold good
Mighty human cleric and loyal follower of the great Rodcet Nife on the server ... Rodcet Nife =)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 27 2001 at 11:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) oh yeah my druids name is dottasar
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 27 2001 at 11:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im a level 19 druid on the quelious server i need a pristine carapace so if your on tonight its friday the 27 i will make my way to that zone when i get on so send me a tell if you have one thanks
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 08 2000 at 4:52 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) it carries an iksar *****
Amanita Phalloide
# Aug 11 2000 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
The tormented dead also carry these items, and they are excellent loot. When my lvl 21 warrior cant find a group, i kill the trash just for them.
Carapaces and other Loot
# Jul 17 2000 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
While these things are terribly annoying and potentially deadly, they can be excellent experience at level 14 or so in a good group. Besides that, they drop pristine carapaces and the never-mentioned but strangely-named fungus the Amanita Phalloide, which, to my mind, constitutes excellent loot- weight .1, stackable, common drop, sells for more than 7 gold apiece. I made quite a haul in a very short time selling these to the merchants.
# Jul 05 2000 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
There is nothing in the world i hate more than to kill off @ lvl 15 (with a group) 2 red conning gouls and two yellow jacks (and survive, woohoo, though with not much HP) only to be nickel and dimed to death by these lowly formed creatures. Its just irritating to walk all the way from the Gfay zone to unrest knowing that you were killed by some lvl 10 BUG!!!! GRRRR!!!!!! I REALLY need to give my char some "bug-be-gone" hehe =)
Bug spray
# Jun 19 2000 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
These are THE most annoying MOB on norrath! They don't stop helping undead in fights by level 20, and there's so #$^% many of them! I think the gnome tinkering skill should be able to make somthing like 'a can of bug spray' that would cast an AoE that gets rid of these things. A gnome could make hundreds of plat in unrest selling it.
Why get scarab armor?
# Apr 17 2000 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a level 31 druid, and I still have my set of scarab armor. I wear it when I want to wear something that doesn't look like leather -- it looks like green plate. Very nice! Also, the scarab boots make your feet look green when you're in wolf form. I hunted in Unrest for a long time for the Pristine Carapace, and I finally got one there and another back in Misty Thicket.
Pristine Carapaces
# Mar 31 2000 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
I have gotten two of these in three nights. I turned them in for the BP hoping it would be worth something to smaller races but the stats stink. Could the BP be for some other quest?
Pristine Drops
# Mar 26 2000 at 4:35 PM Rating: Default
After 3 nights in Unrest my buddy and I got 2 Pristines off the beetles.
# Mar 25 2000 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
I have killed bout 30 of these and never once got a pristine carapaces.Is it a rare drop or do they not drop them at all?
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