a fungus mutant  

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  • This mob spawns at +593, +234 in the corner just to the right of the ladder on the west wall of the pit.
  • Spawn Time: 13.5 minutes
  • Class: Druid

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Minimum Level: 23
Maximum Level: 25
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Known Habitats:
  Upper Guk
Factions Decreased:
  Frogloks of Guk
Quests:
  Shiny Rings

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# Jun 16 2017 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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On Agnarr he spawns in the corner just to the right of the ladder on the west wall of the pit. His spawn time is right around 13.5 minutes.

Loc: +593, +234
its a Druid
# Jan 27 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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It is a druid caster.
Kept trying to snare me.
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# Nov 25 2003 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
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I've been playing this game for over 4 years now and I have come to realise that it has its own demonic personality which loves to taunt you ;-)

When my first character was around level 35, and the paw was quite an awesome item, I decided to do the quest. I kept a log of my kills of this creature... it was 78 before I got that Guk Weed... 78! And over 30 hours of camping for my poor druid.

The other day I was running through helping one of my friends with a different quest. I saw this guy and of course I couldn't resist killing him for old times sakes. Well... you guessed it... he dropped the Guk Weed...

So I guess you could say after 77 kills with no drops he then dropped it for me twice in a row... it's just there was 3 and a half years between the two :)
As promised...
# Feb 24 2003 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
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After months of camping the fungus mutant on and off since getting the platinum ring, I finally managed to finish this quest today. I didn't get either the copper ring or the gold ring until today, since at the time I was occupied with stuff outside of EverQuest. However, I can say that I had killed the mutant a total of 10 or 12 times before today and he dropped none of the quest components needed for the rings. With that out of the way, here's the actual log of how the camp went. I killed the fungus mutant once upon logging on after the Ykesha patch today, spent some time playing as a froglok, then went back to this camp for the remainder of the day. Note that I'm only logging quest components here, and that the fungus mutant would drop random gems/spell components/rusty weapons sometimes.

Postpatch - Bracket Mildew
7:41PM
7:57PM
8:24PM
8:40PM
9:00PM
9:16PM
9:32PM - Bracket Mildew
9:52PM - Bracket Mildew
10:08PM
10:26PM
10:44PM
11:00PM - Degenerated Guk Weed

I killed the mutant a total of 13 times. The bracket mildew was dropped on three occasions (3/13), the weed dropped once (1/13), and the faerix spores did not drop at all. The spores aren't that big of a deal, though, since the silver ring can easily be obtained from Blackburrow if you come at the right time. For information on the platinum ring, see the post under Gynok Moltor in Befallen that I made a few months back.

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stoopid newbeez
# May 10 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
im sorry, shaulinshadowmight's post on the drops r BS. the mutant spawns every 17 minutes, how do u explain getting both items 4 minutes apart from eachother?
Sarcoscypha Fungus
# Apr 29 2002 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
Fungus Mutant dropped Sarcoscypha Fungus today - stackable.
RE: Sarcoscypha Fungus
# Jun 08 2002 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
The Sarcoscypha Fungus is used in dying/smithing all of the fungus around Guk drop it.
Dejenerated Guk Weed
# Mar 07 2002 at 12:54 PM Rating: Default
Killed this thing 20 times now and still no guk weed dropped, i got about 4 bracket mildews though. I just sit there, kill it, then camp for a 15 minutes and wait for the next one to spawn. A friend and i camped it for a long time again last night and still it didnt drop. the rarity on this item is just stupid, might as well go buy the paw of opalla, i could get 1kpp by the time i get the guk weed.

Bagend Proudfoot
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RE: Dejenerated Guk Weed
# Mar 07 2002 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
by the way the gold ring also drops VERY rarely off Gynok Moltar in Befallen, but again VERY rarely.

Bagend Proudfoot
Lvl 39 Druid of Tunare
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In case you don't know
# Mar 07 2002 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
The gold ring for this quest also drops of the same mummy in Befallen where you get the Plat ring and sometimes copper ring from.
RE: In case you don't know
# May 10 2002 at 9:43 PM Rating: Default
what are the odds on gynok (the mummy in befallen) dropping the gold ring. He drops the plat ring most of the time.Anyone know the percentage of the time he drops it, cuz ive been camping the fungus mutant for nearly 30s hours, 8 hours straight the past two days. All i get r stupid mildews and gems. I understand this quest is fairly ez compared to most quests because theres basicly four thing u have to do, but Verant sure as hell made up for that with the rarity of that damned weed.
RE: In case you don't know
# Jun 10 2002 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
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I guess they like weed too?
I hate this mushroom
# Feb 16 2002 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I have everything I need for the paw, save for the degenerated guk weed. I spent 7.5 hours the other day camping him, he dropped the guk bracket mildew 3 times, but didn't drop the degenerated guk weed.

I've found that if you med opposite his spawn point(other side of ladder) you can sit there safely.

Be sure you space your spawns a bit, and you don't have to kill everything that comes into the room. I didn't kill the one froggy that kept jumping from the ladder ledge, nor did I ever kill the mushroom who didn't come near my corner.

I'm going to return as soon as I get some cloudy potions.

Tinlin, 40 cleric, Cazic-Thule

BTW it takes 3 or so nukes to take him out.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 22 2002 at 2:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The gold rings can be found off of the evil eyes in Gorge (the same eyes who drop Polished bone bracers 2ac 3wis 3 int) the eyes drop good casha nd loot, and if you're lvl 34 druid, it will take 2 nukes to kill, combust and that lvl 34 lightning spell...
RE: The Gold Rings
# Feb 05 2002 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I was just recently killing EYES in the gorge and the gold rings they drop are not usable in this quest. They are just normal loot...
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RE: The Gold Rings
# Jan 26 2002 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Are you sure this is the right gold ring? It should be lore and magic and have a plus and minus stat on it? This doesnt sound right to me but worth looking into though. I am on the Erollsi Marr server and have been camping the mutant for some time now. I am past being aggravated with this drop. I am willing to buy the gold ring if anyone has it and is will to sell. Send a tell to Altaer!

Thanks
Darn mutant
# Jan 16 2002 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
Ack this darn mutant is a pain... i am a 51 druid and i want paw to replace my cone of the mystics. Now i camped him for 5 hour total so far and haven't seen on thing yet for paw and all i need is the degenerated guk weed since i already have copper,silver, and plat rings. Can anyone help me with drop rates. Or if you are on the Drinal server and have a gld ring for the paw quest please send me a tell under the name naeas. Then we can make a deal. Thanks for your time.
Farming
# Dec 19 2001 at 4:30 PM Rating: Default
I couldn't help but notice that there are non-wisdom casters camping this thing for hours on end. One warrior even mentioned that he was camping for the sole purpose of selling the ring. Granted that Verant has ganked the spawn and drop rates, it seems kind of out of place for a class that would have no use for the actual quest items to camp and loot those items for pure profit. I am heading to Guk tonight to get my weed and brackets to complete my quest. I sure hope that there isn't some level 45 bard or rogue camping there just so that he can loot an item that would help another player much more. I certainly hope that he never needs the white dragonscale and I win the roll...then it will force me to turn to him and say "wanna buy a dragon scale?"....not a good example of gamesmanship. I am not saying that you can't kill or loot, but bear in mind that killing hill giants will probably get you more overall cash than camping Mutie Fun-guy for quest components since there are those of the classes that would benefit from actually performing the quest.
Before you go about killing it
# Dec 17 2001 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
One piece of advice before you go ahead to kill it is its faction hits. If you rely on good faction with Guk on travelling in Upper Guk, killing it may make you kos to Froglok and travelling in Upper Guk can be a pain. As a 49 shaman, I can travel through Upper Guk by inivisible and not getting lost, but others may suffer from killing everything along the way trying to get to Lower Guk.

However, the drops are not common I am sure. I spent about 3 hours there getting nothing (except small change and rusties), but lucky me, the next 2 kills I got the items for gold and copper rings. The small price I paid is that the frogloks now con threateningly instead of dubiously.
GEBs
# Dec 14 2001 at 2:00 AM Rating: Default
what is GEBs?
RE: GEBs
# Jan 19 2002 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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they are golden efreeti boots ! :)
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# Dec 06 2001 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
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2 hours.. Try camping 14 hours once and having it KS'd from you. Selling the Gold Ring on Tunare server for about 750pp. Send a /tell to "Xylum" or "Tonnorre" if you are interested.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 23 2001 at 11:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I camped this piece of crap for 2 hours and killed him so many times! The first time i killed him nothing dropped, i was like Ok maybe its rare but 2 hours! I got nothing but i torn page and an ivory! Is this quest broken because I killed it like 7 times and nothing dropped, and to make it worse the fungus drone attacked me while i was oom and killed me! I am 34 it was green to me and it killed me!!! Now i am a 33(lost my level from the drone) pissed druid! well i gave up on this quest and i will just buy the damn thing
Whatever
# Nov 20 2001 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
I have camped this fool for 20+ hours and still no weed that is why the paw sells for so much. I would consider paying for it after the mindless hell of waiting I have done
Quick Drop
# Nov 16 2001 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
hopped into the room... whacked fungus... dropped degenerated weed first try... had the mildew from 3 months ago when I did the same thing... one kill one mildew... is this uncommon? why is paw like 4k when this is so easy to get?
RE: Quick Drop
# Dec 06 2001 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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You got very lucky =) Usualy takes about 5 hours of camping for each piece, except for the silver ring.
Camping
# Oct 23 2001 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I read these messages about Verant saying that camping shouldn't be done... blah blah blah. Well, let me ask you guys this- how many people would have gotten the components for the paw if they weren't specifically camping it? Do you think walking around casually killing things would likely get you this kind of stuff? Due to their HORRIBLE quest clues I dont think I'd ever have solved any quest except for 'Bone Chips' if it weren't for these web sites.
RE: Camping
# Nov 01 2002 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Amen to that. If these sites didn't exist I'd be in a world of hurt. I just feel sorry for the poors saps who did have to figure it out first and post it. Bless all of you that did have to go through the initial hell of vague quest clues and shared your extremely hard-earnedwisdom.
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Mutant Stuff
# Oct 14 2001 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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The mutant is relatively easy. He only has 650-700 hitpoints. He is a ranger class and will try to snare you repeatedly. He hits for very little damage. He spawns in the fungus farm at loc (611,244). Hope this helps and good fungus hunting.
Info on the Mutant
# Oct 14 2001 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
I am a 50 wizard and camping this guy for some money (from the Paw) just posting that his spawn time is exaclt 17 minutes.
RE: Info on the Mutant
# Jun 08 2002 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
I got 16 mins and 10 secs and you get him every time
Feel good!
# Sep 15 2001 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
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this is the last part of the quest i have to do i came into Beffallen and a guild mate helped me - the camp was about 3 hours he spawned and he died in under a minute - now i have all but the copper and gold rings and i just wanted to know how much they r worth becuse i have heard a lot of horror stories of the camp on this guy and am kida worried that i will have to sit on my hands for 12 lvls (i am 24 now) - becuase i had all but the last page for vanear and my friend wouldn't help me becuase i was lvl 8 and it was an 8 hour spawn - so i had to wait 8 lvls but when i get the paw i will have a wis of 162 i dont think that is half bad any way the point is i want to know how much these last 2 rings r woth on Tarew Marr if i can aford em then i am practricly dont now andyway thanks...(oh and BTw can i do this at 24 or do i have to sit on the container and my 2 rings?)
Trelan Spirytcaller <Star Travelors> 24th druid of Tarew Marr
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RE: Feel good!
# Feb 06 2002 at 10:42 PM Rating: Default
I was lvl 24 when I went to upper guk. You arent high enough. I lvl'ed to lvl 30 and tried again, its much easier.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 16 2002 at 3:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) jeez man, learn to use periods. your entire post is one big run-on sentence...
RE: Feel good!
# Apr 10 2002 at 12:48 AM Rating: Good
Learn to capitalize.
RE: Feel good!
# Oct 03 2002 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
People come here for info on quest and such, not to learn proper grammer or punctuation. Go to college and become a teacher if you wanna learn somebody summin'.
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it's not a timed drop
# Sep 05 2001 at 8:17 AM Rating: Default
I killed him on innoruuk and it was at around 6:10 am so I can assure you it's not a timed drop as the rumour has it I didn't get any thing but the guk weed but I'm sure i will as I return to camp this mob again. at 32nd level you still get decent exp with these guys too and one was even blue to me =o).

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# Sep 04 2001 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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If you're level 30-ish or below--
In the battles where the mutant friends end up helping, you may find yourself handling 2-3 additional monsters, plus even a froglok worst case. That pretty much means you're going to be out of mana at the end of the battle.

Battles like this happened about 1 out of 3 times for me, and I wouldn't have enough mana to gate out. To make things safer, I bound myself in the swamp. I'd gate out to the swamp and keep sow up at all times. Staying buffed wasn't a big deal-- it gave me something to do between spawns.

Then I practiced getting back out, in case I needed to run out when I didn't have enough mana to gate.

Another interesting thing I did during my camp here. I powerlevelled a friend who has a level 17 enchanter (well level 19 now). I'd do pulls for him from the room full of frogloks up the ladder. It turns into a far more interesting and productive camp when I did this. Also he was even able to help with some of the adds when things got dicey.
Degenerated Guk Weed
# Sep 04 2001 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
I fought this MF for about 24 hours over 3 days. I was seriously beginning to wonder if the guk weed was EVER going to drop, but I guess that's normal to wonder that on a camp this long.

It dropped for me at 11:09pm PST, which I find interesting, considering the rumors about time drops and the fact that someone else reported an 11:11pm PST drop.

I did this camp as a level 31 druid solo. I died a few times. Dealing with the high green and blue drones/soldiers can be a serious challenge. I had to gate out maybe one out of 5 battles, and felt nervous in many more battles. It's trivial when you don't get the mutant's friends helping-- he's dead in 30 seconds. But when he gets lots of help the battles would frequently be VERY close. Since the battles were so close sometimes, I found it helpful to buff myself to the hilt: strength, barbcoat, skin like steel, endure fire (they cast ignite a lot), heck even firefist. Firefist may sound laughable, but more than once I had to beat down mobs when out of mana, and it was a race to see if I could kill my target (while he had drones healing him) before I died.

The thing that puzzles me the most is that I killed him maybe 70 times, and NEVER ONCE did he cast clockwork poison on me. He rarely even did ignite! He usually just kept chain-casting snare on me. I was almost disappointed to never encounter clockwork poison!
RE: Degenerated Guk Weed
# Jun 14 2002 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow.. that time is very close to when I got mine. I asked a 45 druid to hold the mutant camp while I held the AC camp. If the AC spawned I'll let him get the legs. It never spawned while he was on. Anyway, we did this over a 2 day period. Mildew from first kill on first day. Weed on second day. I was leaving to goto Unrest when he sais "pop", then a not much later, "weed dropped, coming back? you have plenty of time - 6 mins 20 secs". I gated into UGuk and got my weed. I'm pretty happy. One tip if you decide to camp mutant and AC - get your swimming up. You might have to out swim some camp stealers, especially when you run between the camps. I'm gonna go try for Moltor now. He is a random rare spawn with random PHes right?
RE: Degenerated Guk Weed
# Jun 21 2002 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
Gynok is hard to get, tho he is only a lvl 25 mob, i believe he is a undercon. Took me over 35 hours total time from the first time I camped him, but then got him to spawn twice in 12 hours. First he dropped the copper ring err, then he dropped the plat ring. Now I am just waiting on the stupid mutant to drop the weed, Darn Pothead.
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