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Giant Armadillo. Possibly the rarest spawn in EQ. Good luck achievement hunters.

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Mythical Armadillo
# Oct 14 2016 at 6:11 AM Rating: Good
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Has anyone seen this elusive creature recently? As far as I know the latest hard info we have on him is from before the Ro / Oasis revamps with a possible sighting around the (now) Undead Ruins in 2010.

I know he definitely still spawns as I purchased his Scute Shield from a player back in January on the TLP servers, but my own attempts to locate him through waiting and mass slaughtering the zone proved fruitless. If anyone has seen or killed him recently and happens to remember the area they spotted him in I would love to have a better lead to go on!
Mythical Armadillo
# May 30 2017 at 2:03 AM Rating: Good
386 posts

Dunedigger works exactly like Quillmane in Karana.
His spawn cycle is on a 66 second timer (on Phinigel other servers may be a little slower) the rest of the zone trash is on a roughly 25 second timer.

PHs and Dunedigger himself spawned in the area marked in a red square on the map.

The following mobs are on his cycle (listed in order of how many I saw between spawns):
a sand scarab
a dune tarantula
a shriveled mummy
a madman
a crypt mummy
an orc raider
a large rattlesnake
a parched zombie
a brown asp
a puma

It took me 42 spawncycles to go from 1 Dunedigger to the second spawn (41 PHs inbetween) by following this method.

Good luck fellow hunters.

Edited, May 30th 2017 4:14am by Bobbybick
Mythical Armadillo
# Jun 15 2017 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Would like to corroborate Bobby's SCIENCE. Got him in 49 PH, so probably around 2% spawn rate. Would add that "a sand giant" and "a Deathfist warrior" are 2 more rare PH.
Mythical Armadillo
# May 27 2017 at 5:14 AM Rating: Good
386 posts
I finally saw him, my EQ life is complete. He spawned and was killed at 6418, -2027 on the Agnarr server. I made it just in time to watch him die, good enough for me.

Edit: Sorry for the bad picture, he was at 20% when I ran up and I was just spamming printscreen hoping to catch him before he died.

Got him again, on the Phinigel TLP Server (PoP era). Spawned around 6222, -1244

Edited, May 30th 2017 2:54am by Bobbybick
# Aug 08 2008 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
Got him today. He just dropped his hide.

He was resting on a dune a little east of Derv Camp #2

Edited, Sep 3rd 2008 3:33pm by Ebelch
Dunedigger Still Lives
# May 12 2007 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
This critter still pops, I was lucky enough to have him spawn next to me on the long hill parallel to the sea right near the fishing huts and the bandit camp. He dropped the shield, which was a rather nice twink item for my paladin on The Combine server (just when it first opened).

He is a very rare spawn though, much rarer than the dreaded Rahotep.
He Lives!
# Sep 11 2003 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
101 posts
Popped last night when they reset zone because of LDoN vendor issues on E'ci. Only dropped an 'Armadillo Hide' though.
He Lives!
# Dec 11 2008 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
I caught him right after a zone reset too, there might be something to that. He was hanging out in the middle of the undead circle of stones
(LOC:+6300,-850; in between the tunnel to the Commonlands and most western Derv Camp).

Edited, May 12th 2010 8:39am by Ebelch
RE: He Lives!
# Aug 07 2004 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
115 posts
Seen him today killed it while running to advent. LOL

Dropped only a hide
# May 02 2003 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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anyone selling the shield ?

i been running arround the place for that thing but can't find the beast...

i am on antonius bayle server. give me a tell..

Golando SK level 22
No matter where you are .. there you are ..
# Mar 13 2003 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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First time I've ever seen this 'lil guy was today while I was helping a bud mop up Dervs at the 3rd camp. Dropped the shield and a hide/pelt that was edible as a snack.

Erudite Necro
Thanatopsis Order
saw it , killed it
# Sep 24 2002 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
I saw this thing in august . It dropped dunedigger hide or something like that... it was a pelt of some sort and was not no drop. I got 10 pp for it from a merchant.
Tolwe Tintowelinto
Steel Warrior <Ancient Dark Lords>
Just ran into this guy on Luclin.
# Aug 15 2002 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw this guy today on my way through North Ro. He was around location 13 on the map on eqatlas.com. He conned white to a level twelve and hit for a max of 26. After killing him I did a /time maybe this will help.

[Thu Aug 15 06:24:52 2002] It is 11 PM on Saturday, the 7th day of September, of the year 3177.
[Thu Aug 15 06:24:52 2002] Earth Time: Thu Aug 15
06:24:52 2002

He didn't drop the shield, instead he dropped an armadillo hide. Anyone know what it's for?
# Aug 13 2002 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Where the heck does this guy spawn??
When did this thing exsist???
# Jun 30 2002 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
Iv had everquest a month after is first came out, still have the box and the really old first Strategy guide as proof, and I nver have seen nor heard of This or the mummy that drops that scarab ring and staff, hmm. Oh well, now i know about them...
# Jun 21 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
He only dropped a armadiloo hide for me:(
Got him this morning!
# Apr 12 2002 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
Never knew the critter existed till I was stumbling along through NRo and saw the little darling on track. I though to my self, what the heck, put the smack down on his green behind and got that spiffy shield. Whoot! My lucky day!

Surat Docameran, Protectors of Peace
L30 Ranger

spawn time ....
# Apr 09 2002 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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How often does he spawn .. I saw on a post above that it is once an EQ year ... I highly doubt that ! Anyone have a better suggestion on how often he spawns? Also what does it look like when equipt ?? any info would be greatly appreciated

(at this time)

30 Bard of Bristlebane

Edited, Tue Apr 9 13:05:05 2002
Fought it
# Mar 10 2002 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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i am a level 14 shadowknight last night while grouping the rouge in my group pulled this wonderful creature we promptly killed it and rolled (it dropped the shield) and i won it was near derv three don't know exact spawn spot though I am on the ayonea ro server(not sure of spelling)

Edited, Sun Mar 10 23:14:26 2002
# Mar 04 2002 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
Can someone please give the location I wanta try to kill it
# Mar 02 2002 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know the exact point of spawn in NRo for the dunedigger?
The Hide
# Feb 22 2002 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone have a serious answer to what the hide is used for?
# Feb 21 2002 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe he spawns like someother named creatures like Terrorantula. Maybe if someone killed a WHOLE lot of normal armadillos he would spawn. Worth a try
# Feb 19 2002 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default

I ran into Dunedigger last night on the Xegony server while running to Oasis. It aggroed on me, so I killed it. All I got off of it was a armadillo hide. As of last night, I was a lvl 20 paladin. I didn't have any trouble killing it.

#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 19 2002 at 1:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Saw this animal last night with my 12 SK ....HT him cause I was low n life and he fell....Dropped that ***** hide and no sheild God damnit....WTF Is the hide for?
# Jan 18 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
202 posts
For anyone doubting if this guy still pops, he does. I ran into him yesterday on Luclin server. Very green to a 39 chanter (of course)and he had the shield.
RE: Update
# Jan 19 2002 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
Yep, he still pops, after playing the game for over a year and a half, I had never seen him til the other day, unfortunately someone beat me to him, but he still roams nro.
Kassle IV (EQ2)
Najena Server
aka. Kassle & Schultz
Cazic-Thule Server (EQ1)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 17 2002 at 5:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am on the Soluesk Ro server and am a lvl 1 Wood Elf Ranger and would like to know if anyone could help me out giving it to me or buy selling it to me for about 15pp......I would GREATLY appreciate it.
RE: Please....
# Feb 27 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
LOL, 15pp? but i suppose there's no harm in asking...
no shield
# Jan 11 2002 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I just killed this weenie. My level 13 mage had no problem at all. Con blue to me, spawned south of the lone tower.

Fuiaf 13th lvl mage
# Dec 29 2001 at 12:36 PM Rating: Default
Hi i am a lvl-8 Rogue . My Game name is Solja on Morell-Thule Server . There were 2 COUNT em 2 of those sheilds at the Boomba the Big Vendor in W.Freeport about 2 days ago . Very pricey , i bought one . =) dunno if that other one is still there . I highly doubt it !
Exact Loc of Spawn?
# Nov 02 2001 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
I am gunna start to track the zone. Please tell me where the spawn loc is. And is it absolutely true that this thing only spawns once a game year?
# Oct 22 2001 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
killed on bristlebane two days ago on my monk twink, near water side about to zone into the oasis...Not jan 1st, October 20th. Dropped a armidillo hide, unlike the ones the regular Armadill's drop, it wasnt stackable and was 0.0 weight.

Starmata- 60th Warlord
Deelorn - 48th Neroid
Starmattaa - 19th monk
Ring of Valor
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 12 2001 at 9:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have been told not to give away the entire quest, but I am permitted to tell you this much: Speak with the dragon who lives in the ice of the old world, for she keeps a vast collection of treasures never yet seen by mortal eyes. Good luck ;)~
RE: Armadillo hide, The use of
# Dec 13 2001 at 12:31 PM Rating: Default
44 posts
you are seriously FULL OF IT!
# Oct 03 2001 at 4:47 PM Rating: Default
My lvl 11 shadow knight had no problem taking this thing out. I had a druid buff on me and my pet. Together we killed him and i had a little less than half my health left. When i killed him he was near derv 3( the one next to the wall)

My name is ener and i am now a lvl 12 shadow knight on the Drinal Server.
# Sep 19 2001 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
Okay some starting info...
I'm a 29 Druid
I play on Vazaelle

Now i found him on my Track (so yes he does appear on tracking) and recognized him as an incredibly rare spawn. When i found him he is at what i assume is his spawn point.

Do you know the tower near the mid/back of the zone, with the door at the bottom? He spawned near it up the dunes that surrond it on the North side.

It was around 5ish or so central time when i got him.

It was day time in EQ (guestimating around late mourning, noonish)

He was EASY at 29. Only took 1 creep crud and 1 combust. I let him linger a bit so i could get some screenshots.

He dropped the shield for me. Pretty nice sheild. Now adorns my human SK alt.
# Sep 12 2001 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
anyone know what time dunedigger spawns?looking at these posts it seems the time depends on what server you're on.also,can this guy be tracked?thanx for the help
Saw it once...
# Sep 10 2001 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
I saw him once, on Karana Server. It was my necro and 2 other necros. We all had pets, so it was quite fun to watch it die :) It killed 2 and almost got a third, but we didn't get scratched. It was lvl 12 for sure, because i had a lvl 9, red, and to the 10 it was yellow. All it droped was a skin, worth 1pp to the vender.
# Sep 08 2001 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
i was hunting dervs when he came right up to our group, hits in the 20s, and all he dropped was some food thing and a hide.. i guess im just unlucky(
# Aug 28 2001 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
would a level 15 war and 15 shamen beable to take this thing plz let me know or give me a tell

auragil 15 level war
the nameless
# Aug 19 2001 at 3:08 AM Rating: Default
i was fighting a scarab and when i finished it off this guy came up behind me and whacked me pretty hard i put up a good fight but it was a futile effort. I was only lvl 8 monk :(

12 monk
Druzzil Ro

28 ranger
Armadillo thingy
# Aug 11 2001 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
Yo,this is Pindawen and I play on the Solusek Ro server.Last night I saw that Dunedigger as I was running past the south side of Derv 3 it was around midnight.I didnt fight it because Im only lvl 10 pally.Can someone sell me that sheild??
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 05 2001 at 3:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What is so great about this sheild.Its not all that great it only gives 15ac and 9sta like thats anything great i have a way better sheild so why waist ur time trying to loot this sheild when u could be lvling.
RE: What is so great
# Aug 11 2001 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
We don't care if you're a twinked char. It's good anyways think of all the extra HP it'll give one at 10+!
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 01 2001 at 8:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just stuck my finger behind my ear and rubed there then sniffed my finger and it stunk bad like your **** might smell. thats my 2 cents
# Jul 28 2001 at 2:35 AM Rating: Default
Now i'm not for sure if he spawned or not didn't actually see him but someone said they killed him right before i zoned into N Ro. I typed time in real fast and it was May 5th 1 AM EQ time. this was acouple of days ago. Once again though not sure if he spawned because i didn't actually see him.
# Jul 25 2001 at 8:17 AM Rating: Default
Dunedigger spawned last night around 8:00PM CST in RL. Don't know what date/time in game. Myself, 11 Necro and my partner, 11 Cleric killed it easily with my pet helping. Dropped the shield.
Dune dogger's real spawn time
# Jul 16 2001 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
Ok I see all you guys are confused, Dunedigger spawn january 1st eq time, that's once a year for you math prodigies =P but yes, it's right behind derv 3 not sure on the time omn january first but always jan first eq time. Good hunting and WTF is this hide for? lol
RE: Dune dogger's real spawn time
# Sep 19 2001 at 1:00 AM Rating: Default
Guys i just killed him and it was NOT jan 1st EQ time.
RE: Dune dogger's real spawn time
# Aug 26 2001 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
I'm not so certain of this spawn time of Jan 1st. He spawned in NRo at approximately mid-August game time. Right now, it is August 28 game time and he spawned about 4 hours ago.
RE: Dune dogger's real spawn time
# Aug 25 2001 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Well I camped with a guildmate at Derv3 with good LOS all around all day January 1 EQ time and no Dunedigger. SuZek server :\
RE: Dune dogger's real spawn time
# Aug 19 2001 at 8:17 AM Rating: Default
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yes jan first EQ time but the hour is random which means he spawns any time of day on jan first EQ time. one more thing he loves to pop right behind you and hit you from behind.
# Jul 14 2001 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
what ever happened to widow mites? i saw one a year ago and ahven't seen one since, have they stopped spawing or something?
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
# Jul 13 2001 at 9:44 PM Rating: Default
I am a level 15 mage.I think i was level 11 when i found out about this mob.I have tried to find this guy for about a week,IRL.I REALLY want that shield!someone,please sell or trade it it to me.i'm on eci,if you have the shield,i have a backpack full of fs weapons or i can buy it.if this guy can be tracked,please post.
# Jul 01 2001 at 3:28 AM Rating: Default
I got lucky and spotted it while hunting undead. I was near Derv Camp 3 and it was about dusk. I targeted it with 2 Strikes (75 pts and 55 pts) before engaging it in melee. When the battle finished I had no Mana left and 2 bubs of life left. It does hit pretty hard. There are occasional mummys and madmen, so be careful. I did get the shield. (big grin).
Cleric of Rodecet Nife
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 30 2001 at 10:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hi! My name is Shayori, Wood Elf Druid of the 17th Calling, Loyal Follower of Tunare
RE: It still pops.
# Jul 05 2001 at 12:49 AM Rating: Default
So, what are you trying to say? I guess that means you were with the wrong Paladin. Because this Paladin is not afraid of pulling. Come with me and I'll show you the way to Kunark via the Dark Path and escape alive and safley if you dare.
# Jun 28 2001 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
I have seen and killed Rahotep just south of Derv 3. On the NRo Dersert Highway that leads to the Pillar at the egde of the sea. He dropped the Scarab Ring. Pretty nice little Item. I'm wearing it now. It adds +2 to all Resistances. I hear he spawns once an EQ week. I can't remember the date tho it all happened real quik for me. I was a Lev18 Pally at the time showing a Lev14 Ranger around. Sorry, I'm hunting there now If I see and kill him again, I'll be sure to note the date; as for the Dunedigger as well.
My 2cps
# Jun 27 2001 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
92 posts
I have hunted this zone for countless hours with multiple characters. I have killed Rahotep 5 times and seen probably 5 Sand Giants. I have never seen this guy. I think Verant has removed him or else he is the ultimate in rare spawns.
Kurian Dragonsbane
"Each man has his own destiny. Mine just happens to be more exciting."
RE: My 3cps
# Aug 23 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
North Ro is also my favirite place for my lower level characters and I saw and killed Rahotep twice, both times with the Paladin sensing the dead. Now that Armadillo Ive killed 3 times and got 3 skins(no shield) and seen him a 4th. He conned RED so I shouted for info and got no responses that werent related to ME being sand happy. I also enjoy forcing the HG to spawn just to liven things up with my high level, and never gotten either of the rare spawns to pop instead of the SG. I doubt their on the spawn table but maybe on a bored off hour ill give it a shot.
*note* South part of zone is usually filled with snakes, but whatever the case sic your Caster pet on everything in sight and within 20 min the
big boy should start stompin round the southern part of the desert. I dont even want to consider that the SG is a placeholder for the rare spawns.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 27 2001 at 8:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I've been checking the quest lists of all the sites i know for information about Dunedigger. With 3 characters under 17 this is the only quest ive heard about that i think will do me any really good bonus. I mean 5k would go a long way for me.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 25 2001 at 11:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stupid people...How long you been playing the game? A week? When you equip an item your ac will go up 1.5x the AC of the item. Therefore a 10 AC item will raise your actual AC 15. So the AC 15 shield will raise your ac 22-23 AC...Wow...hats exactly what it did...
Armadillo Husk?
# Jun 14 2001 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
if what he drops (when he doesn't drop the shield) is an armadillo husk, then what ya use it in is Armadillo Simmer Ale. Never seen the critter, so I can't say for sure.
# Jun 05 2001 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
could a 31 paladin take this guy?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 16 2001 at 5:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you have to ask if a 31 paladin can take a level 12 to 15 mob, you either have 1)been power leveled or 2)you just plain suck!
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