an ancient croc  


Uploaded July 6th, 2019 by Drewinette

The Ancient Croc is probably second only to the Shin Lord in terms of popularity. The Ancient Crocodile can be found in the very back of Guk, near the two watery enterances to Lower Guk.

He hits for 72 Max, but has relatively low HP for something which hits that hard. Animal.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2017-04-15 08:38:56.

Level: 31
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-07-06 20:34:58

Known Habitats:
  Upper Guk

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# Feb 22 2014 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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12am midnight, full da here finally he dropped them, only saw him 2 times all day and he dropped more sleeves, so very happy to have my legs for my classi druid now level 32 and 145 Wis. prolly go for wis mask from imp in CMM next
end of day 1
# Feb 21 2014 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
camped it for rest of evening in total he spawned 2 imes, dropped arms two times, so I will be bac for legs at some point, all crocs give me xp so not oo bad
back agan
# Feb 21 2014 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
my Classic druid on Voxx now back here agin camping this guy level 27, he was up when I zone din with no map, took time remembering how to get to him, he dropped sleeves which was good upgrade for my small leather, now im killing PH every 16mins, they give good cp at 27 so I level up while I camp this time. gimme LEGS!
Spawn time
# Aug 13 2011 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
247 posts
Just for fun I timed the spawn and it is basically what everyone has stated at 16min 15secs. No big, but still the first pop of arriving at the camp had the ancient croc spawn and dropping the sleeves.. Very handy indeed.

# Jun 18 2011 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
23 hours
not ONE ancient croc pop
78+ PH
# Jun 18 2011 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
108 straight PH now
past 1am. not sleeping until the game stops cheating
# Jun 18 2011 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
2a.m now, been here fro eternity, not one pop, cheating putrid filthy game
uber gear!
# May 03 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
152 posts
Ah, the Ancient Croc. Back before Kunark I had these sleeves and legs on my Monk. I was king of the roost! Finally got my Azure sleeves, best sleeves in game at the time, imo! (for Monk)
# Nov 16 2003 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
152 posts
ran in, summoned up fire pet, ancient croc was up, slaughtered him got the sleeves i wanted. nice sleeves, all you int casters wearing silk crap get these the 4 int is nice even if you cant use the effect.
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no luck for me
# Jul 29 2003 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I camped this guy for 16 hours straight never saw him once. Did get a level and half (36 to 37) from killing salties so not a complete loss but wow this thing just will not spawn.
34 pally?
# Jul 20 2003 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Could a 34 pally farm this place and get some ok loot?
Paladin of 34th Crusade
Torvonnilous Server
easy camp
# May 10 2003 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I've been camping this spot for the past 4 hours at level 30. It has been a cake walk so far with EXCELLENT exp. I get a blue bubble for each kill. I just want to say, if you camp this they do agro ONLY if you stand next to them for too long. My method as a paladin is to cast cease on one from the last ledge and let it come to me, kill and pull another till they are all dead. Also in four hours, i have yet to see a single AC, it is COMPLETELY random. I have seen him spawn up to three times in a row also.

lvl 30 Paladin
Sol Ro
RE: easy camp
# May 10 2003 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Also I see some people say 1-3 crocs spawn, that is incorrect. Up to FIVE can spawn at a time. Every spawn I hope is five instead of the ancient croc, I get over one yellow bubble per five croc spawn. Also all crocs are blue to white, the AC was yellow at level 29, haven't seen him since I got 30.
camping the AC
# Mar 20 2003 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
I am a 31 wizard, camped this guy solo with KEI and tons of +INT gear. I only got him to spawn twice in probably 2 - 3 hours of camping. He droppped the leggings both times, i has hoping for the sleeves, ended up trading the leggings for a set of the sleeves.

Edited, Tue Mar 25 13:44:22 2003
RE: camping the AC
# May 04 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
... KEI... at lvl 31?... Did you hack Everquest? if so tell me how because last i heard you CAN'T get KEI at 31... in fact you have to be 46 d00d.... try again

But yea these are cool items for the level at which you can obtain them... people who dont twink their alts(and those that do...) and have a caster have at these the gators drop really easy
RE: camping the AC
# Feb 22 2006 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Dude, you're flaming a two year old post...

At that time there was no level limit for KEI...try again.
RE: camping the AC
# Oct 02 2010 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
32 posts
Hhmmm....sad part is, when the original post was made, you could cast max lvl buffs on the lvl 1 toons. So the first post saying he was here with KEI could be accurate. Even if it wasn't, most of us EQ'ers had no problem seeing the forest for all the trees.
# Mar 10 2003 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
can mages hunt these? at 34?
RE: Mage
# Jul 17 2003 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
204 posts
Arranor Mistwalker
65 Hunter of Tunare

Aedien Windwalker
52 Druid of Tunare

Mendakon Loremaster
61 Enchanter

Xegony Server
The Wizzy is back
# Feb 08 2003 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
After days of camping,I finally got lucky and had this thing spawn twice in a row but as luck would have it He dropped the leggings twice in a row also... not bad loot but not what I was hoping for. I camped for a little while afterwards and nothing so I left. Him and the saltwater crocs are good exp, but they wait is so long and boring. It's ok though now I have a new pair of pants and an extra. But I'm gonna camp for a little while longer and see if I can get those darn sleeves

P.S. I don't think he's level 31, he spawned twice in a row and he was dark blue to me both times. And also if your on the Xev server and interested in purchasing the Legs or trading them for the sleeves send me a tell

Xatlabik Portnuker
31, Wizard

Edited, Sun Feb 9 12:05:24 2003
# Feb 01 2003 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
well xatlabik the way i kiled him was i casted pacify on him so i could only pull 1 and i rooted him blazssted him to crap. um the crock's place holders are lower then him im not sure what lv all green to a 41 cleric. but ya id say that he wont be hard top get for you.If you are ever on the seerver of prexus send iuein a tell. well i have to go if you have a yn questions put it up ther eil try to help ypu all out.

Iuein Galanodel
Easy for a Wizzy?
# Jan 29 2003 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I'm getting bored with High Keep since I've been there for about 5 or 6 levels, and I was looking for a better spot to go and I came across this, I started reading a little and I'm really interested to see what's it's like. According to this he's a very easy kill but spawns only randomly. And I basically got the point that he drops the sleeves commonly but not the legs which is alright because Wizards really don't have much use for the legs except selling. Well I'm a 30 Wizard, but I have a few questions about the other enemies you must fight in order for him to spawn. Are they more difficult or easier because chances are I won't be able to fight tons of tough enemies one after another. Anyway I'm really in it for the experience but the sleeves wouldn't be to bad either, and by the way I'm thinking about soloing him is that a good idea for my level?

Xatlabik Portnuker
Xev Server
Gnome, 30, Wizard
RE: Easy for a Wizzy?
# Feb 12 2003 at 6:12 PM Rating: Default
287 posts
ahh this is off topic but HK is grats well after 5-6 ur bored try me i was there from lvl19-36 thats a long time(17lvls). but it is the best xp i have ever gotten. i recomend that any one that is around lvl20. since the RR room is so easy with 2 healers that are crack heads (druids or clerics) and a few tanks. all around lvl25-30 and you can pull the WR and RR rooms its like a lvl every 2hours. my best was 3 lvls(14 gold bars) in under 3 hours. if you can beat that plz post here.
Sleep is a sugestion, just like speed limits.
Naturalist Xarra Ishigh <Triton> 80th Seasoned Stoner Druid of Povar
# Jan 23 2003 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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well i havent really camped this guy latley. my budy camped him for 3 days 2 pops. and i have gone in 2 times after him and he droped the arms twice. dont know if anyone els kiled him in between but i think that he is not so rare anymore. in 12 hour period is about it.

Iuein Galanodel


One of my favorite camps
# Oct 29 2002 at 9:15 AM Rating: Excellent
30 posts
This happens to be one of my favorite camps. Now with the release of SoL and PoP, most of the old world dungeons for the most part seem to be all but vacant (on my server) I started soloing here at lvl 24 with 210 wis (Halfling Druid) with KEI and was able to effectively solo the saltys. The Ancient Croc was a bit more of a challenge. I bound my self on the lowest ledge at the camp close to the water. Then, if I croaked, all aggro is cleared and I don't have to make a long corpse run. Plus with these being on a 16 minute timer I was able to port out to Nexus or some other place to fight a bit and Gate back in. Before lvl 29, I worked on fishing, tracking, forage, and sense heading between spawns. The timer starts after the last salty is killed. Also I have found that there are 2 Swampwater Crocs that hang around close by. After I kill the spawn of Saltys I usually will kill the Swampwater Crocs too. This seems to facilitate the Ancient Croc spawning (at least in my opinion). I have had AC pop 3 times in a couple of hours doing this. Best advise on killing croc is this. I snare, root, DoT, DoT, Dot back down to the lowest ledge and off to one side(make use of the mapping and exploit it) the croc (AC or Saltys) will walk down the middle of the "room" which gives you a chance to re root and run to the other end of the room off to one side. Then nuke with careless lightning (pre-29 for Druids) or what ever your stongest nuke is and get ready to root him again. Repeat this until he/they are dead. It is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Plus it is good exp for up to about 36. Just remember that the AC seems to be random. I have had him pop after a single Saltwater spawn, after a 2 Salty spawn, 3, 4, and 5 so the spawn is really random. As well this is the second character I have leveled in here past 30. So for all of you out there that want to know if you can solo the AC??? Here is my answer. Yes at some point in your toon's life you will be able to. For classes that have root snare and DoT and dd then you can solo here much earlier than a melee class. At 29 I started soloing here with my DE SK (slightly twinked) and at 24 with my Druid(Quite Twinked).


There would be no real reason to use calm animal on the crocs, because they aren't social animals. This really makes it much easier IMHO. Also, lately what I have been doind since lvl 33 here is when they spawn (up to a 3 spawn) is to root them all snare them all and use DoT's and then Tremor. This is kinda fun hehe.. After lvl 34 it gets even faster. I will take a 4 or 5 spawn on this way. Rooting all of them in place, snaring them all and then use Immolate, Creeping Crud, and Drones to DoT them with and then using earthquake at about half health this will kill them quite quickly and for lvl 34 and 35 you should still get roughly 1 full blue per kill (which is still insane if you ask me, as compared to Quad kiting which you have to worry about adds etc.. and not as much exp per quad as a single kill here.)

Niltsaria Fastfeets
35 Druid of Karana
(and you thought I would tell you what server)
Solusek Ro.

Edited, Fri Nov 1 16:01:26 2002
Easy camp for a 30 chanter
# Sep 26 2002 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Wasn't hard at all. Went with 30 chanter (me), 32 druid, and 35 mage. That was a HUGE overkill. AC was up when we got there. We slaughtered him. He dropped the leggings. LOL I think the druid actually tanked him. IT got really boring camping there but its a good place to get ur fishing and swimming up I guess. Place holders were saltwater crocs. They spawned about every 20 minutes. We slaughtered them for maybe an hour and then my druid and mage friends got tired and logged. I decided to stay and try it by myself. I stayed for probly 3-4 hours and never saw more than 3 crocs at a time. They all conned dark blue or white. I think they are like the crocs in oasis in that they have false agro (not sure wasnt brave enough to test it :). I know for a fact they are not social because of how I soloed them. I would start with enstill then smack em with tash then tepid deeds (40% slow). After that I would start nuking them , alternating between a 150nuke anda 95 nuke (chanter nukes have a long recast time). AFter a nuke or two the root would break and they would atk me. Smack em with color shift, re root, and start nuking them again. Tank for pet if needed. After crocs were dead I med and lert health regen (illusion iksar). blue crocs took about 80m to kill at 167 int and even cons took a lil more. AC took all my mana and about half my pet. After a few hours of doing this I finally got my sleeves. Another thing, the crocs try to run at about 0.5 to 1.5 bubbles hp which makes them easier if you don't root them. They swim fast though so it might get annoying if you let them get away but frogs want aggro if they see you killing them not unless your already kos to frogs. Eh, thats all info I got, sorry bout long post.

Have a druid friend?
# Aug 19 2002 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
This guy is very easy for druids if you are patient enough to wait for it. The Place Holders are called Saltwater Crocs. Every pop there may be 1-5 saltwaters. You have to keep taking those out in order to get the AC to pop =/ (takes a looong time sometimes). All we have to do is use our lvl 19 (I think) 'Calm Animal' because harmony doesnt work indoors. As a 34/35/36 Druid while camping this thing, If calm didnt stick - only one would be pulled but im not sure if the whole group would agro or not if you are lower. Anyhow - just root cook - or if you havnt been picking on the frogs they may should be dubious (unless you had to fight your way in) and so you have the whole zone to tweak with the gators.

One method Ive heard that works is use Levitate and float above the water in the AC room and the crocs wont chase you - then you dont have to use calm and root... just need to DoT them. This I havent tried because it seems sort of risky to me (as I have tried levitate to get away from mobs in oasis by climbing the collumns hehe), but I HAVE seen it done in person. The gator just seems to sit there while my friend was nuking the crud out of it!

The AC drops either the Sleeves or Leggings. So far (out of about 3 pops for me) Ive only recieved the legs but the same friend above has ( I believe she said) 4 pairs of legs and sleeves! LOL I dunno how she got it but I know that it would have taken a long time because on average for me it takes the AC about an hour to pop.

As for wether the loot is waiting for - as a 34 druid when I got my first set of wis leggings.... it was worth it. As all of you druids know we can start quading at 34. With a wis of 165 I would have to meditate mid-quad and at the end I would barely be able to finish off the 4th mob. (Quading the Cougars in IC on the Gnome Island). With the extra 4 wis I was able to quad with just under 20m left at late 34 and early 35.... So in other words - it gives you some breathing room!

Could a 33 rogue solo this guy?
# Jul 03 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Could a 33 rogue solo this guy. I am not twinked.....but I'm not bad off either....
Camping the AC
# Jun 12 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
The AC is easy for a lv36 cleric. He took me from midway though 36 to now midway through 37. Just make sure you have full mana before you go at it. Have atone memed incase your getting your butt kicked too.
Just root, nuke. Thats it. He resisted about one of my spells a battle and maybe partially resisted a couple of my nukes but on a full tank of mana he goes down pretty easily.
I had to run from the camp once when I accidentally aggroed 3 crocs on me at once. Threw up DA and swam like hell (136 swim) I didnt want to gate cause I was bound in Gfay and I certainly didnt want to die either heh...
I camped him for about 7 hours total one day, he spawned 4 times. Dropped 3 sleeves and 1 leg. However, a shammy friend was with me during the first hour and he won the legs before he left me to solo AC for 6 more hours just to get 3 sleeves. Argh...

Yilya Holylight
Cleric of Tunare
Karana Server
# Jun 08 2002 at 3:25 AM Rating: Default
i camped this guy tonight and omg. I show up and 3 people are there so i ask if i can site to the side and wait they said sure. so sitting there ( the PH where not up at this point) i was talking to the guild about Haden well anyway one Saltwater pops and exacly 16 minutes later the AC poped they killed him and got the sleaves. they passed the camp to me and i sat and waited for the next pop. Im a 32 wizard and i didnt expect the crocs to be so resistant the first ph that poped i had to gate out cuz it resisted everything. At the zone i invised and headed back luckly to find the camp still empty i sat healed and medded then was able to nuke the croc i got 3 more single pops before 3 poped on me i called for a guildy who was in lguk he came up and helped me clear them. Now mind u this is takeing a while i started the camp at about 1:30 am or 2:00 am est after a bit 2 poped and i started nuking but i had to gate now it is 4:25 am EST and the AC didnt pop for me so this leaves me to belive that the people posting that the pop time for the AC is 16 minutes need to be clear about what they are saying. its not the AC that pops every 16 minutes its the PH Saltwater Crocs that pop the AC is totaly random and can pop any time from twice in a row to 1 every 8 hours. i hope this may clear up some missconseptions some of u may have cuz for a while i was confused about this. Sry to make such a long post but i hope it helps a bit.
What to kill?
# Jun 02 2002 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
Hey all, I was just wondering, How do you make the AC spawn faster?

I camped it the other day, for like 5 hours, and he poped mabey 8 times? Droped the sleeves 5 times, arms 2 times. It took more than 30 minutes inbetween each time he poped. Are there any creatures you can kill to make him pop easier?

All advice is greatly accepted )

- Zurkanaz Darkreaper <Brothers of the Blade>
- 36 Dark Elf ShadowKnight
- Xev Server
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2002 at 6:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey all, I was just wondering, How do you make the AC spawn faster?
fun nite at camp
# Jun 02 2002 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
ya me and mage friend camped him one nite we show up kill PH and then pop there he is we kill him and he drops the sleeves. Now im thinken alright lil bit longer ill get some legs. At lvl 38 hes cake walk even the dru can tank this bad boy. Well we wait kill PH and wait 6-7hrs later nothin more PH spawn unfoutunately its time fer bed.
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