Minotaur Hero  


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


This page last modified 2012-03-03 10:17:41.

Level: 35
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2017-08-25 04:04:22

Known Habitats:
  Steamfont Mountains
Factions Increased:
  Gem Choppers +15
  King Ak`Anon +20
Factions Decreased:
  Meldrath -20

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Found him
# Dec 11 2018 at 5:49 AM Rating: Good
282 posts
Was headed to DSH and bumped into him at the entrance to the cave near the big sprocket. He immediately engaged me and wiped his whole raid force. Dropped shackles. I checked time 10PM and was standing behind the gnome. Got my hunter achievement! Just lucky today so I'm going to go buy a lottery ticket. Been trying to get this guy to spawn by clearing the whole area and the day I just wander through...BAM. He's there with his back turned. Good Times
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.
# Oct 04 2018 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
Just kill all roamers outside the cave heading to the sprockets. I found him heading there on the far wall after about ten min of killing roamers.
Ultra rare spawn now
# Jul 01 2017 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
122 posts
After about a week camping and many hundred dead placeholders a group mate
finally killed him tonight and we received our Steamfont Hunter achievement.
The PH is the first single "a minotaur slaver" in the tunnel after entering the mines
from the west. He does respawn about every 6 minutes and no other mobs need
to be killed ! However it is rumored that the Hero is on a timer of several days
and can only spawn after this timer has finished. Well, the last Hero spawned
3-4 days before we got this one to spawn.
Right after killing the PH the "Minotaur Hero" can spawn and the place is a tree
outside of the mines near the western wall of the valley to the west.

I spotted his corpse at loc 1156, -1010. From there he wanders to the northern end
of the valley where the skeletons and the big gears are. He does despawn after a
while when being there but i do not know the exact time as it is to riky to test this
on such an ultra rare mob. I will now complete "The Escaped Catman" quest which
does still work so far. Smiley: smile
No Hero
# Aug 08 2011 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Like Barnwyr below, I've camped the Hero on Fippy server for at least as much time as it should've taken to get him to pop. I estimate I've sat in Steamfont for at least 8 hours looking for him, all the while killing the slavers in the hope that he'd show up.

Has anyone seen him on Fippy?
never spawns
# Mar 20 2011 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Camped for 4 hours in steamfont with my 37 paladin on fippy server, killed 100's of slavers, with my wife's 28 druid tracking, he never spawned. Went from apprehensive to max ally with Gnome guards.

Edited, Mar 22nd 2011 12:14pm by BarnwyrGofgallu
Is he still around?
# Apr 27 2008 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I'm getting bored with high end raiding and was looking to do some old school questing...anyone know if this guy still spawns and if the hero bracer quest is still active? I spent some time trying to get him to spawn with no luck.
New Spawn Trigger?
# Jun 15 2003 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
So what is the new way to get him to spawn?
IS it back to killing the single PH and waiting? or is he just set on a 4 hours timer now to pop no matter what?

Anyone know for certain?
nothing to do with pp
# May 24 2003 at 1:12 AM Rating: Default
44 posts
This spawn was nerfed not due to platinum generation....it was due to the exp people were milking out of it. I admit I got a great deal of exp out of it....but others made so much more.
At 57th level I was able to get noticeable exp for each turn in of the bracer for hero bracer...and when you applied it to AA it went even faster.

Gone for who knows?
# Mar 15 2003 at 6:52 AM Rating: Default
222 posts
Sigh - spent an hour trying to spawn him this evening - cleared the mino caves, cleared the fixed spawns around the whole area were he spawns, even slaughtered the wandering mobs - no Hero.

This guy is either on a super long fixed timer now or he's not spawning at all.
Skunks have feelings too.
RE: Gone for who knows?
# Mar 17 2003 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
222 posts
"hose that are familiar with Steamfont will tell you that he was spawning way, way too often. He is indeed spawning in the proper way now.


Words from above - someone noted under this post that the spawn time is now 4 hours - happy camping!
Skunks have feelings too.
Hero gone, noob FLAME
# Mar 14 2003 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
No ones seen him in almost 2 days. I doubt that it was realted to the PP people made. you could make better pp doing Kei, or prots, or killing HG's. And if any one thinks this is goina make the zone safe for noobs, well, there wrong. Hero is still goina pop eventually, and he is going to be looking for a naice pair of noob legs for his eye of Gnome stew. And no noob in SF will have POTG, or Sow any more, because all the druid are goian be gone. And if your happy they nerfed the hero, well I hope he finally does spawn, and beat you butt to a pulp, and I hope he sits at the cave entrence and waits for you a second time, just to get the point accross. It was the only alt to getting in a group, or running around in circle, hitting fist of Karana. and I could do it with all my friends, reguardless of levevl. And if they relay wanted to fix it, they should have nerfed the milk quest, so people couldn't get their faction up as easily. Just my 2 cP

53 Warrior Infinite Jest
61 druid Black Tower
Make your choice, adventurer, stranger. Strike the bell, and bide the danger, or wonder, tell it drives you mad, what would have followed if you had. C.s. Lewis The chronicles of Narnia
Glad they changed the spawn
# Mar 14 2003 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
826 posts
I'm glad they changed the spawn. Now I don't have to worry about people chasing me out of the yard in front of the mino caves because they're trying to spawn the hero and spending the whole day there doing it. It's also good because now lowbies levelling there don't have to worry about being ambushed by the hero because someone inadvertently spawned him or was too low to kill him when he popped. To anyone complaining about losing their e-z plat, it's your own fault for exploiting the spawn. The quest was made a little easier for those who were doing it for xp,faction and to have a nice item that they intended to use, not for loot farmers. If so many people hadn't taken advantage, it wouldn't have been nerfed. Now everyone has to suffer. I hope the goblin camps in BBM get nerfed next. :P

Edited, Fri Mar 14 10:47:49 2003
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
If he's not spawning anymore then here's why
# Mar 13 2003 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Patch message today -

"- Corrected the spawn times for the Minotaur Hero."

If he won't pop at all or you're finding that he's taking hours to pop, it means that they finally got around to nerfing him.

The funny part is that it's probobly because they think people are making too much plat from selling the bracers for the shackle quest to the NPCs along with the 0-4 plat cash that the NPC pays you for turning in the shackle.
Skunks have feelings too.
RE: If he's not spawning anymore then here's why
# Mar 14 2003 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I have to admit I was getting a little more cash than that.... on my way between Qeynos and Ak'Anon I would sell my Hero Bracer for 150pp, I made like 3k in just a few hours... it was sweeeeeet... but now, alas, damn Sony took away my little XP/PP farm, and now I have to earn it the old fashioned way... up until yesterday, the effective method to POP the hero was 2 quick slaver kills in Mino caves, worked EVERY time... last night I killed 12, and waited around for 15 minutes.... NO POP!
Spawned in 5 mins
# Feb 19 2003 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I killed some harpies, elementals, and a couple of minotaur slavers in the caves with my 46 Rogue with total ease.. I looked outside the caves, then behind the gears I saw the Hero. I applied some poison (Kinetic Suppressant, Paralyze II) and snuck up behind him to backstab. Of course, my backstab missed, but I killed him with 3 bubbles of health left. Wasn't buffed and had no help. Got the shackles, and the max he hit for was 60ish.

Xatkin Beeblebroix, 46 Gnome Rogue
Cookbook Balberith, 56 Gnome Magician
Quellious Server
Popping and killing of the Minotaur Hero
# Feb 06 2003 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Popping the HEro)

1) Run to mino caves
2) Where the cave splits into 3 tunnels, kill one of the either roaming or static minos there, and kill the one by the ent.
3) Hero will spawn outside somewhere by gears most times.

Killing Mino Hero)

You cannot pure melee the hero until about lv 50 - 55 unless you are very VERY twinked, he hits hard and can triple for 90.

Hero is VERY possible to kill at lv 32. He will be either yellow or red. if he's yellow, kill yellow ones, the red ones will pwn you.

IF you are a ranger / drood, you need to kite him. KEEP HIM SNARED!!!! OMG THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. If snare comes off, you can kiss ur a$$ goodbye. Snare, run around (make sure u got a sow) and just nuke like there's no tomorrow. When he gets below 20pct health , he will run, you can go melee him. IF u go OOM b4 he down below 20pct, then put on some ds's and go melee, HOPE U DONT DIE =). Anyway this is how i kill him. hope that helped.

Kamfdut Earthcaller 32nd Ranger (Fateless)

Popping and killing of the Minotaur Hero
# Mar 20 2009 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
This not true; he's soloable in melee combat untwinked. I've been able to take him out without LoH since 42 - stuns are helpful but not required, root/heal is needed sometimes. At 45 I could solo him without needing magic; he would usually leave me down two bubbles.
Rycar Deluxe, 51 Paladin, Al'Kabor (2008- )
Rycar Valorknight, 50 Paladin, Prexus (1999-2001)
New method
# Oct 18 2002 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
They changed the way Minotaur Hero spawns. At this time any minotaur will spawn him at any time, ..including another Minotaur Hero. Usually one trip through the caves killing slavers will pop him.
Hero Pop Explained
# Sep 30 2002 at 8:52 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
Been debating about letting this loose but have told enough people. Hero place holders are:
- First Mino Slaver in the mino cave
- Next Four are the Mino Slavers at Gorehorn's Camp (loc 1294, 1592)
- Final PH is a roaming Mino Slaver that can be anywhere between the mino cave and gorehorn's camp.

Take a friend to work Gorehorns camp and watch how quickly the Hero pops.
RE: Hero Pop Explained
# Feb 27 2003 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
RE: Hero Pop Explained
# Feb 27 2003 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
Kill any slaver and there is a chance to pop the hero. Dosent matter which one. He pops up at a tree across from the caves. For some reason it seems like he pops faster if the slavers are killed near that tree... sounds dumb, and is probably nothing, but try it and see for yourself. I drag them all the way to that tree rather than killing them inside the caves. Bring 2 or 3 and you are almost guaranteed to get the hero.
Minotaur Hero Shackles
# Sep 19 2002 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
231 posts
My lvl 14 Woodelf ranger found this item on a mino that an uper lvl character let me loot. I think it might be no drop so I cant give it to my ogre warrior. So what should I do with it? Do I sell it at the bazzarr or try to do the Escaped catman quest? Can a lvl 14 do the rest of the quest (which involves killing the named catperson)? And if so how is the exp for a lvl 14?
RE: Minotaur Hero Shackles
# Feb 06 2003 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Well.... You dont have to do the escaped catman quest. All you have to do is raise your faction with Knights of truth, you can do that easy, just takes a little time, then you can turn it in for a nice hero bracer and great XP, see my other post at the hero bracer quest page =)
RE: Minotaur Hero Shackles
# Sep 22 2002 at 10:23 PM Rating: Excellent
110 posts
Unless I am mistaken the named catperson, Nomala, is only level 5 or so... your biggest concern would be adds. While in Erud's Crossing, kill a few wisps and get some exp and maybe a little coin.

As far as turning in the Shackles... just make sure your faction with Grahan Rothgar is high enough (I believe you need amiable or higher) and hand him the shackles after completing the key part of the quest. He will hand you the Hero Bracers (which are not NO DROP) and your Ogre Warrior will be happy =)

For more info go to http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=550 and read some of those posts. All the information you could ever want is there at the touch of a button...
Wulfgarin Dergeistdesmonds
Hero poppage
# Aug 16 2002 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I was in Steamfont looking for a few pottery items (stupid stupid stupid ground spawns) and figured I would kill the Hero while I was there. So I was clearing the area in front of the mines (I have better luck getting the Hero to spawn by killing the wandering slavers than just the one in the mine entrace) and pop, there he was (I had NOT touched the one in the mine). I killed that one, then started buffing some 11-12ish Gnomes near the mines. They in turn caused the Hero to spawn (unintentionally) 4 MORE times in about 1/2 hour. So I saw the hero (and had to kill him) 5 times in 1/2 an hour. And he DOES have a level range. He was green 4 of the 5 times (to a 54) but he was lite blue once. I have seen this several times. He probably ranges to 38 or 39.
Nish Inebriard
Druid and Drunken Doggie
Tribunal Server
RE: Hero poppage
# Sep 06 2002 at 2:20 AM Rating: Excellent
110 posts
Just to add my voice to that of Nish'...

I had never seen the Hero pop at any time other than while killing the first minotaur slaver inside the caves. But, just last night, he spawned when I killed a roving slaver near the merchant in the gear (I had just killed the slaver in the cave about 2 minutes prior to this so I know it wasn't a coincidence between my kill and someone elses). I don't know if this is a new development or something that has always happened, but it is the first time I have seen it in the dozen or so times I have camped the hero.

Good luck in your search!

Edited, Fri Sep 6 03:08:34 2002
Wulfgarin Dergeistdesmonds
Funny to help
# Jun 18 2002 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
I am 51 cleric. i helped one 29 bard to kill Hero. That popped soon after i killed firs and second Minotaurs from enter. When i med for mana Hero started hit me and i had to kill that bacause it desturb mine med time. That bard got then part that he was hunting. We got that other part too a little before.
# Jun 03 2002 at 3:45 AM Rating: Excellent
110 posts
I have killed the hero about 8 times for guildies. Have tried just killing the PH just inside the minos caves, and also clearing all skellies around the clockwork pieces as well as the PH. I have not found a difference in either method.

I have spent upwards of 4 hours waiting, and have had him pop on the first kill before. We had him pop twice within an hour just killing PH on the inside of the caves. My guess is the skellies have nothing to do with him popping, but knock yerselves out just in case <grins Wulfishly>.

Also he has always spawned for me near the hills straight out and across the field from the caves (approx +1400, -1300) and has immediately headed behind the giant clockwork pieces.

At level 45-47 he has always conned from green to dark blue to me. My last kill was just tonight at level 47 and he was dark blue. (Popped after a single kill of the PH... I will always take luck over skill!)

I have found root/dot to be the most effective. Even when conning green he has made short work of my level 44 pet. I would say he is slightly weaker than a Hill Giant from Rathe or Gornit from OOT, with fewer HtPts. Approx 1500 on a rough estimate 2-venom of snake(413 each) and 1-scourge(504) got him running and then assorted piercings left him dead. If you can solo an HG then the Hero should be easily within your grasp.

Just my 2cp... hope it helps n good huntin !

(Edited to add approx LOC of where Hero spawns: +1400, -1300. He is still dark blue to me at 48)

Edited, Tue Jun 18 13:37:32 2002
Wulfgarin Dergeistdesmonds
Dalharuk FV
# May 13 2002 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
I killed him and he also had (besides the coveted Shackles) a Minotaur Tibia on him.

Anyone know what this is for ?

PH timer
# May 12 2002 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
The PH pops every 6 and a half minutes like clockwork. The hero, however, doesn't. So don't go AFK without invis like I did... I walked back just as the hero started beating on me, thank goodness.
Easy for 40 Ranger
# Apr 30 2002 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Ok, level 40 Half-Elf Ranger, here is my stats and how I did it piece of cake first try.

1311 HP (wearing 6AC 65HP rings)
772 AC
876 ATK (dual wielding spine chill spear and centi shortsword with 2001HS and 198piercing)
95 WIS

Hero had jsut went down when I arrived and I got the camp as the pair camping him before me got their second shackles. I killed the first mino slaver inthe cave maybe 5 or 6 times and cleared all the skellies outside the big cogs.

Last mino slaver went down POP there he is on track behind the cogs. I buffed up my DS (Riftwinds plus Bramblecoar plus Shioeldof Thistles = 11 pt damage shield) and my proc (Call of Sky) and went after him He resited snare twice before he hit me once, I ran off he resisted snare a third time so I turned on auto attacxk and the fourth snare took. I ran off and rooted him the proceed to sling DMG5 arrows at him while blasting away with careless lightning. first time he broek root he wals already below half health so I meleed him and still hit him with 2 more careless lightnings and he turned to run. Yeha he hits hard he got in more then a coupel attacks for 90 and he double attacks pretyt fast. But he doesnt seem to have that many hp as he went down fast and left me with 2 bubs health and 1 bub mana.

There ya have it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 12 2002 at 11:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) do you think a super twenked lvl 20 war could take him I can solo gard nash in qh he is lvl 40+
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