Brother Balatin  


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

Brother Balatin is a common spawn at the 'undead city' in the Dreadlands.

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2018-05-07 11:59:38.

Minimum Level: 30
Maximum Level: 33
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-07-21 08:51:13

Known Habitats:
Factions Increased:
  Swift Tails
Factions Decreased:
  Whistling Fist Brotherhood
  Combine Empire
  The Lost Circle

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Spawned and despawned within seconds
# Jul 16 2019 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
107 posts
He finally spawns, I get up from FD to do turn in and he despawns all in under 5 seconds.

I hope its not broken though probably is because I got the Pawbuster drop on second spawn cycle and DBG can't have things so easy.
# May 07 2018 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I had to kill 5 or 6 undead placeholders before he popped but the spawn time was only around 6 minutes.
He was light blue to me at 47 and the feign death trick works:

Have one of the turn-in items on your curser.

Run up to him while clicking to open the trade window.

When you have the trade window opened, feign death.

Add the other two turn-in items to the trade window, trade, and he'll hand you the robe.
bard charm
# Apr 22 2012 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Just did this with 61 Bard. Used level 39 charm on Brother Balatin, monk turned in first pipe, then bard turned in second pipe, monk turned in RotLC. Monk recieved RotWF ,Brother Balatin poofed and respawned almost immediately back on top of his pyramid.
bard charm
# Apr 22 2012 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with 61 Bard. Used level 39 charm on Brother Balatin, monk turned in first pipe, then bard turned in second pipe, monk turned in RotLC. Monk recieved RotWF ,Brother Balatin poofed and respawned almost immediately back on top of his pyramid.
Phantom / Sneak DOES work. This is how...
# Feb 07 2010 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
So, you've been having issues figuring out how to do this turn in without an enchanter to charm Brother Balatin? I've got your solution.

I went to the bazaar and purchased a stack of Philter of Unlife Awareness (Invis Vs. Undead). Brother Balatin does not see through IvU, so using the potion gets you right up behind him.

Next, you need to make a hot button to use your Phantom discipline and Sneak simultaneously. You see, using Phantom breaks Sneak, so Sneak has to be reapplied before you can hand in the items. Without Sneak, Balatin immediately attacks, even when Phantom'd.

This is what your hotkey needs to look like:

Line 1: /disc Phantom
Line 2: /pause 1 , /doability 1-6

The reason I say /doability 1-6 is because I don't know what number your Sneak skill is set to. Issue the command "Control + A" to open your Abilities page on your Actions window (press "Alt + M" if your Actions window is not on your screen). The abilities are set 1-6, the top left button being /doability 1 and the bottom right being /doability 6. Fill in the correct number for the location your Sneak skill is set.

Now that you have your hot button set and your IvU potion available, your ready to do the turn in.

Use a potion of IvU and walk up behind Brother Baltin. Open the bag that contains your turn in items and pickup the first item on your cursor. Click your hot button to Phantom and Sneak and start handing in the items to Balatin. You must be quick with the hand ins because Phantom does not last for a very long time.

If Balatin attacks you before you can hand the items to him, it means your Sneak skill failed. Feign Death and clear your agro, get away from Balatin and do it over again until Sneak works properly.

Good luck with your turn in!
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FD turn in
# Apr 23 2009 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
116 posts
1. He does aggro. This is bad. 2. He sees through sneak. This is also bad. 3. Phantom Echo no longer works on him. Phantom Wind I haven't tried.


Run up to him and FD immediately. Wait for FD to pop back up. Get an item on your cursor. At the same time, stand and click on him and once the window is open, IMMEDIATELY FD.

Turn in all the items while FD'd. You get your robe, he despawns, everyone's happy.
FD turn in
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This still works ... nice and easy
FD turn in
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Still works as of 4/2012
FD turn in
# Jan 18 2011 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Thanks, this still works.
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Spawn Cycle
# Nov 03 2008 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Wasn't posted here.. so He and PH's are on a 6 minute timer.

Also, He dropped 2 flutes..

Edited, Nov 3rd 2008 6:32pm by Herkie
Just finished
# Sep 18 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Getting my ancient flute off of him... to confirm what is written below, you can FD, stand up and hand in turn in item, FD again and give it to him while FDed and it works. I did the fight with me as a level 58 monk and a guildmate as a level 68 shaman. The shaman got aggro immediately when he respawned (as I was FDed I suppose). He kept aggro nearly the whole battle, though I was attacked once or twice. At first the shammy and the balatin were dropping at about the same speed, so I turned on innerflame discipline and the shaman started casting nukes and it sealed the deal with the shammy at about 70%.

In terms of spawn rate, I killed the plaguebone skeleton on top of his spire twice before he spawned

However, I had no faction change when he died

Edited, Sep 18th 2007 5:45pm by zigip
Just finished
# Mar 13 2009 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
As of March 12th, 2008 this still works.
someone up there loves me.
# Feb 17 2007 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Alright so my monk has had his Robe of the Lost Circle for a while. Tonight I just got the Pipe from KC (Pawbuster had already spawned, had some guildies help me out.. 55 monk is my character.) and I had luckily found osmeone to MQ the other pipe. I found a chanter and when we got to the spires (He had been up about an hour or 2 before) he had despawned. so we're killing the PH waiting for him to spawn and the chanter says "alright 1 more and then im leaving" and so i do /emote sets a spawn circle for Brother Balatin --and then i do /kneel say prays for Brother Balatin to spawn... and there he was. it was absolutely hilarious. long story short... got my Robe of the Whistling Fists!
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turn in
# Dec 26 2006 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
no need to sneak or charm or PC. just run up to him and FD. Put an item on cursor, stand and click him to hand, then FD again. Finish trade, voila. I just did this so it's confirmed. No dialouge needed.
How to sneak and give the items
# Apr 30 2006 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
I had trouble following the advice of the posts. Here's what works, after you are in Dreadlands, ready to approach from behind Brother Balatin who stands on top of one of the smaller pyramids.

1. Start sneaking.

2. Get one of the inventory items on your cursor to give him.

3. Walk toward him, clicking constantly to give him the item.

4. As soon as the trade window opens, hit FEIGN DEATH.

5. With the open trade window, complete the trade by giving the other two items.

6. Voila, you have your robe. Congratulations.
Phantom call
# Mar 05 2006 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
I confirm that Phantom call works on both turn-ins ("ancient thin flute", and both metal pipes and the Robe of the Lost circle. I did the turn in for the robe first then he despawned. I waited until he respawned then PC'd again and turned in the ancient thin flute, he imediately went after my 59 druid who was nearby for heals. I killed him and he dropped two "An Ancient Thin Flute". My monk is lvl 70. Did this on Mar 5th 2006
Where is he?
# Jul 11 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I've been runnin around this undead city for about 4 hours and killin every skeltin in site, in case of a placeholder, i don't see him anywhere. But, there seems to be a plaugebone skeleton that always spawns on top of a pyramid. Is this a PH, can anyone help me?
RE: Where is he?
# Feb 22 2006 at 3:05 PM Rating: Default
79 posts
That would be his PH alright... just keep killing the plaugebone that spawns on top and he should spawn soon.
broken arrow
# Feb 08 2005 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
has anyone thought to give him the broken arrow from the shaman epic 1.0? i am going to attempt it now
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broken arrow
# Feb 08 2005 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
has anyone thought to give him the broken arrow from the shaman epic 1.0? i am going to attempt it now
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those that do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"
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Handin for Robe
# Sep 03 2004 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
So, 2 monks go to hand in for robe, no ench / necro...what do we do? We try sneak, apparently nerfed, so, no sneak... Well, how bout Phantom call? ;) I hand in robe while PC'd, he hands in pipes = robe! Now that this info is out, sure to be nerfed, but brought use to apprehensive and indiff works for now. Enjoy.
Whistling Fists -- no charm
# Jul 02 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Confirmed on 7/1/2004 you do not need to charm him for the flute turn in for whistling fists. I used sneak, walked up behind him, and did the turn in. He popped and aggroed my SK friend who was there to help me take him down.
The two Brother's Balatin
# May 18 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
It should be noted that Brother Balatin is needed for both the Celestial Fists (monk epic) and the Whistling Fists (Iksar shackle quest finale).

He starts off mid 30s or so, hardcore green to any monk attempting either of the quests. The is the Brother Balatin you do the turn ins with. Yes, he is KoS to every PC. He is undead and now hates all life. Have a necro charm him (I've heard you can also sneak up behind him) and do your turn in, whichever it is.

If a monk doing the Iksar Shackle Quests turns in the flute (the one you get from the torn notes parts one and two from bandits in FoB), a lvl 60+ version will spawn. If he is up, that means someone spawned him and got raped and you have a 60+ highly aggressive mob running around the port in area. Sounds like fun to me. This version will *NOT* be able to be to do the turn ins, and is likely un-charmable as well as un-mezable and un-rootable. So if he is 60+ish, leave him be and let him despawn. Or if you are feeling your wheaties, go try him yourself...
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RE: The two Brother's Balatin
# Aug 26 2004 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Actually hes not for the Iksar Monk Shackle Quests, hes for the Whistling Fists Weapon Quest. You know the one where us Iksars have to go have a convo with CT in Fear? Since i killed him the other day for it, and didn't have to bother him at all for the shakle quest. (which i have done twice because you have to give up the Tynn Shackle in Seb for the glowing fist). Everything else is right about him tho that Quichon posted, vice that little tidbit.

Swifttail of the 60th Season

Edited, Thu Sep 2 21:35:16 2004
# Nov 06 2003 at 5:54 PM Rating: Good
532 posts
Yeah this guy is for monk epic and obviously was a human monk. Reguardless of what the class stands for, iksar hate humans. At the beginning the whistling fist quest was suppose to be iksar's answer to factioning for the real epic but eventually as we all know they implemented the True Spirit faction which lets pretty much anyone interact with their Epic NPCs without fear of being attacked or losing items due to faction. This is just a left over, kind of like how there is now a Portal stone to Plane of War still in Tranquility plus the zone files are all there as well. :p

PS- I dunno but it looks to me like they wen't crazy on iksar monks at first. Then they went to SKs, then to shamans, and then when they reached warrior and necros they just said ***** it and changed the factioning. Necromancer's 8th cap is dog crap and has no chance of being mistaken for a thing equal to epic, and as for warrior I'm not really sure there but it looks like they just abandoned it as well.
RE: erm
# Mar 23 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Excellent
497 posts
When Sony took over EQ, they got lax on fixing/completing old content. Kunark was still an incomplete work when it was released, and Sony just doesn't want to be bothered with it. It's a shame, because it's my favourite expansion of them all.

I'd like to see all the iksar "epics" completed. Newbie quests would be nice, too. We get the 25ish ones, but no level 10ish ones like every other race has.

I mean, it took them up until October or so to fix a quest in Kurn's Tower, despite numerous feedbacks from the community. Shows how focused they are on it.

I'd like to see Verant back at the wheel, personally.
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Combine Empire Faction
# Oct 29 2003 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know of any other mobs that are on Combine Empire faction? That's giants, btw....that much I know... Trying to finish an unsolved quest involving the Combine...
RE: Combine Empire Faction
# Apr 21 2004 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
167 posts
The combine empire is an ancient faction of humans. They were the first magic using humans. (There's lots of lore on them in the game if you look). They also happen to be the humans now on Luclin (the Seru and Katta factions). The info on how they ended up on Luclin can be found in the lore someplace (some kind of magical disaster or something). Anyways, I don't know of any other mobs on 'Combine Empire' faction. However, as I said, the Combine Empire was humans not giants.
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Tarew Marr
# Apr 20 2003 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
It's worth noting that the spawned version from the monk shackle quests is unmezzable and unrootable.

Ow, that smarts.
Zinphandel of Ayonae Ro
# Oct 28 2002 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
I was going to him today to get my RoTWF. Once he conned Green, so I went up to see if he would really aggro. He did. So I just FD'd. Come to find out he Despawned about 5-6 seconds after I FD. So next time he spawned (He was light blue this time) I let him hammer on me until I found a Necro to charm him. I was with a Druid friend (I doubt you'll ever read this, but thanks Eliase, I love ya :) who healed me while Brother Balatin pounded on me. After waiting about 20 minutes getting pounded by him, (No joke) I finally got a Necro to charm him, and I got my RoWTF. It's such an awesome robe, and it looks 100x better in Non-Luclin Graphics. :)

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Edited, Mon Oct 28 10:56:35 2002
level seems right
# May 07 2002 at 1:51 AM Rating: Excellent
19 posts
he conned green to my 51 monk today...for all interested, the loc of his spawn is pos970, pos9060 in dl, on top of a pyramid in the giant wiz spires.
RE: level seems right
# Nov 24 2002 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
I ran into him in the ruins between KC and FV zone. I was looking for a place to solo undead in DL. He looked like a friendly so I got close then he kept hitting me so hard so fast that I couldn't even get my DA off.
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Brother Balatim & Whistling Fists
# Apr 03 2002 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Brother Balatim is also needed to be charmed, then KILLED for the new Whistling Fists quest, which is based off the shackle quests from Cabilis. any monks interested, check for details on that quest.
Level not right
# Feb 23 2002 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Con's yellow to my 59 druid
RE: Level not right
# Mar 14 2002 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
Actually level is low thirties until someone turns in the quest items, then becomes low 60's (Yellow to level 60). So if you see him out wandering (especially by the tunnels), run. Dont even con him, as he hits for 225, often doubling up. Runs slower than sow, though not much.

Hope it helps . . .
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