Vessel Drozlin  

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Found near the shaman's guild in East Cabilis. You can perhaps get to him easier if you use the tunnels in the water.

  • Maximum hit: 315
  • This mob spawns at 532, -834.

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Froggito's post has been cited as "very helpful":

His location in East Cabilis is (532, -834), but what most people fail to mention is that you CANT get to him by jumping in the water and swimming up through 1 of the holes.

Here is my strategy for this mob start to finish.

1st - of all, when running through Cabilis, use invis, NOT iksar illusion. Only about 1/2 the mobs change from kos while in illusion so invis you way through the city for sure.

2nd - to get into the sewers, you have to enter through the shaman/sk guild area. You use the red glowing walls to get up into the building, climb to the roof, and decend down the ladders on the east side. They will take you to the sewers.

3rd - once you find your way to the sewer, you're going to drop down a massive hole in the floor and thats when you can begin your search. Cast LEVITATE otherwise youre going to run in circles, each of the 1st 3 hallways have invisible traps in the floor that drop you to a 1 way exit back to the sewer entrance. there are several 1 way walls in here to its important to take your time, look at the map and plan your route. If you get lost or stuck and have to swim out through the water, its ok, just invis your way back up and in and try a different rout. I got lucky and only had to restart once. The first correct direction I can point you in (once you get to the 3 hallways w/ the invisible trap floors) is to take the one to the west. Yes its going in the opposite direction at first but the turns/path lead you right around back to him. The room hes standing in is a square with a hallway leading to the right (i believe south on the map).

4th - The Fight - the best strategy to fight this guy is to pull him into the water (via that hallway south I mentioned). I say this because he does run at 20% and he'll leave you behind if he walks through 1 of the walls that you are unable to. If you pull him to the water, he'll swim around but you can always stay close up on him.

5th - Fight Info - I believe he's classified as an SK. When you fight him, make sure you bring some MELEE dps. When i fought him, I was a 62 enchanter and he resisted every single one of my spells. When I went to fight him, my group consisted of me (62enc) and a 63 beastlord. Both of us were geared in mostly defiant gear. Along with us we had a tank merc and a healer merc. So in total there was 4. Although it was really 3 since I was useless the whole fight.

The fight only lasted about 2 minutes. He ran as expected once he hit 20% hp. He his pretty hard at around 200-300 but the healer merc had no issues keeping everyone above 90% hp. Was a very clean fight, tank merc held the agro and the beastlord used his pet and melee to take him down. It might me a bit more challenging if you're doing it in your low-mid 50s, but the strategy of bringing him to the water and needed melee dps is still the same.

I cant speak to whether or not he'll be up when you look for him. From what I've read, he has a respawn of 2-7 days. I can't confirm since he was up when I went looking for him. The drop is 100% i believe so you shouldn't have to do this more than once.

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another screen shot to this article that has the mapping of the sewers and he is located in the room my character icon appears in. hope it helps add to the guide posted.
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another screen shot to this article that has the mapping of the sewers and he is located in the room my character icon appears in. hope it helps add to the guide posted.


Thanks, promoted your screenshot as the primary.
Faction Hits for Droslin
# Mar 11 2016 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Faction Hits:

Legion of Cabilis: -150
Cabilis Residents: -37
Scaled Mystics: -37
Crusaders of Greenmist: -37
Swift Tails: -37
Vessil Drozlin
# Jan 10 2016 at 11:17 PM Rating: Good
Reposting this - very useful in finding his exact location. Just copy and paste it at the beginning of the "cabeast_1.txt" file as seen below. It does work and I see his location on my map now.

P 837.7339, -588.0738, 0.0020, 0, 0, 127, 2, Vessel_Drozlin,
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Mob Loc / Info
# Aug 15 2012 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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This guy was a b*tch to locate. I did this on 8/14/2012.

His location in East Cabilis is (532, -834), but what most people fail to mention is that you CANT get to him by jumping in the water and swimming up through 1 of the holes.

Here is my strategy for this mob start to finish.

1st - of all, when running through Cabilis, use invis, NOT iksar illusion. Only about 1/2 the mobs change from kos while in illusion so invis you way through the city for sure.

2nd - to get into the sewers, you have to enter through the shaman/sk guild area. You use the red glowing walls to get up into the building, climb to the roof, and decent down the ladders on the east side. They will take you to the sewers.

3rd - once you find your way to the sewer, you're going to drop down a massive hole in the floor and thats when you can begin your search. Cast LEVITATE otherwise youre going to run in circles, each of the 1st 3 hallways have invisible traps in the floor that drop you to a 1 way exit back to the sewer entrance. there are several 1 way walls in here to its important to take your time, look at the map and plan your route. If you get lost or stuck and have to swim out through the water, its ok, just invis your way back up and in and try a different rout. I got lucky and only had to restart once. The first correct direction I can point you in (once you get to the 3 hallways w/ the invisible trap floors) is to take the one to the west. Yes its going in the opposite direction at first but the turns/path lead you right around back to him. The room hes standing in is a square with a hallway leading to the right (i believe south on the map).

4th - The Fight - the best strategy to fight this guy is to pull him into the water (via that hallway south I mentioned). I say this because he does run at 20% and he'll leave you behind if he walks through 1 of the walls that you are unable to. If you pull him to the water, he'll swim around but you can always stay close up on him.

5th - Fight Info - I believe he's classified as an SK. When you fight him, make sure you bring some MELEE dps. When i fought him, I was a 62 enchanter and he resisted every single one of my spells. When I went to fight him, my group consisted of me (62enc) and a 63 beastlord. Both of us were geared in mostly defiant gear. Along with us we had a tank merc and a healer merc. So in total there was 4. Although it was really 3 since I was useless the whole fight.

The fight only lasted about 2 minutes. He ran as expected once he hit 20% hp. He his pretty hard at around 200-300 but the healer merc had no issues keeping everyone above 90% hp. Was a very clean fight, tank merc held the agro and the beastlord used his pet and melee to take him down. It might me a bit more challenging if you're doing it in your low-mid 50s, but the strategy of bringing him to the water and needed melee dps is still the same.

I cant speak to whether or not he'll be up when you look for him. From what I've read, he has a respawn of 2-7 days. I can't confirm since he was up when I went looking for him. The drop is 100% i believe so you shouldn't have to do this more than once.

Mob Loc / Info
# Jun 18 2015 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
This guide was HUGE help. Thank you. Made things so much easier after reading this. All the times before I was CoTH in and told dps while on monk. It is much different with chanter.
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# Jul 22 2013 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
This is an excellent post. Really helped me. One thing I would add, I didn't pull him TO the water, but IN the water. Otherwise he was running the wrong way through the false walls and I would have to drop aggro and run back to his spot because I couldn't attack him that way. In the water he was cake. I tash'd him with my aa tashani (my enchanter is level 85) but the only thing that would stick for me was polychromatic assault, so that line of spells will usually (I stress usually) land. Also the spell proc on my weapon would sometimes land.
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# Jul 31 2011 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
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I understand that some of you are happy to have your drop but the one thing we need at the top of these posts is a final post to end posts that should cover :

A) Spawn Timer or PH - ?? Post response if you can find this, i couldnt.

B) Location (590 X-825) - the best way i can describe it is there is a U shape right above the second airhole, its the tip of the left side of the U (good posts for directions below)

C)Tactics - Pull him into the water tunnel so he doesnt run through one of the one way walls and prevents you from giving chase.

Edited, Aug 1st 2011 12:44am by Onekosmo
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# Jul 05 2012 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Well said! I agree completely.

Thanks a ton for posting the location I would have been utterly lost without it. For anyone else, if you want to add this line to the "cabeast_1.txt" file, it should show up on your map:

P 837.7339, -588.0738, 0.0020, 0, 0, 127, 2, Vessel_Drozlin
Yet another method
# Dec 22 2008 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I spent a LOT of time in Veksar getting the Kunzar weapons to give to the Iksar standing among the ruins along Lake of Ill Omen. Got my faction so high up, even as a High Elf enchie, that I can walk around Cabilis without even an illusion on and nothing will aggro. With Iksar illusion, most things conned warmly or indifferent. Made it a piece of cake to go in. Bring a fighter though, because yeah, he does resist all spells. Seems to run, well, walk really, at around 10%, and immediately goes through a one way door where you can't follow him. (merc could though) :) I had to exit through the water and come up again through the shaman guild from the other side to loot the corpse.
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Does this guy still spawn or what?
# Aug 22 2008 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I've checked on him 3 times and nada, at the location +590 -825. Had a tracker run in and still nada. First time I checked was just before a patch, and last two times were after a patch. It's possible that someone killed him the first time I suppose, but if he's not up directly after a patch he must be on a spawn timer.

EDIT: Came in today (Sunday, patch having been on Wednesday) and he was up. Woohoo! Guess I kinda jumped to conclusions about him being bugged, or then again maybe it was the result of my petition. Who knows, but either way he's up. ^^

I'd also like to point out that his indifference to everyone is false. With scaled wolf illusion he was scowling, dropped scaled wolf illusion to reveal my Veeshan-following Drakkin self and he scowled at me like there was no tomorrow. Iksar illusion did nothing to improve this and although I didn't collaborate directly with him, collaboration with guards doesn't help either. Just gotta rely on good ole invisibility, good thing ours is fixed duration eh?

Edited, Aug 24th 2008 7:04pm by AudacityoftheFeralkin

Edited, Aug 24th 2008 7:09pm by AudacityoftheFeralkin
Does this guy still spawn or what?
# Jan 22 2009 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
If you are veeshan folower no mather wich illusion you do have you will be KoS. I had a Tunar bard and Id eleted it to re-creat one once you realise that (was lvl 35) back in the SoL days where it would take a month to get to lvl 35. I was really ***********

Nowadays thats faction almost never mather it wouldn't worth to re-start. But back in the SoL days on a Race based PvP server it was really important.
Not sure if the jumping from water works.
# Dec 14 2007 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I tried that swimming to the second air hole and jumping up and wasted alot of time and went through 3 illusions. Easiest way is going through shammy guild. Walk in and turn to left or right and walk through red glowing grid to get on top level. Then look for the ladders going back down, but lets you get below guild to tunnels. It is trail and error with the false walls. One way walls. I soloed him.. Resisted everything except, debuff and tash. I kept myself runed and just let pet work him down. Enchanter lvl 76 pet will get the job done. Was easy fight with no buffs except runes.
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# Jul 24 2007 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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In the past I have had no problem with the whole park the pet pull technique but I did here. My chanter pet has no discipline as of yet so I can not park him. I used my beastlord pet and parked him. He would not back off and Drozlin killed him and then started rebuffing himself. So there we sat....Beastlord cast another pet while sitting in the aquaduct and set him to guard. Cast invis on himself and took off following the path posted below. Exception: you do not need invis, when you get to the pit in the hallway (not the broken bridge) there is a secret hallway on the left. Walk up to the edge of the wall, face to the left and walk through the wall. It is a nice little detour aroung the annoying little pit. Anyways...the beastlord runs into Drozlin's room and kicks him in the shin and takes of running. Hitting my hot button for /pet back off, jump in the water and drag him to the group.

This guy proved very magic resistant. Beast or chanter slow would not land. All mage nukes except the final killing blow were completely or 98% resisted. Tash stuck, but did not seem to help. With our group it was an easy fight once we got him to our camp. 68 Mage,68 cleric, 70 Beastlord, and 61 enchanter.

This was my last epic hunt. From here I turned in my pieces and now hold my 1.0!!!


Edited, May 7th 2008 5:51pm by edracer

Edited, May 7th 2008 5:52pm by edracer
excellent guide
# Nov 04 2006 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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This is an excellent guide to getting to mr vessel, with a few variations on my part.

Park you tank/ group under the last airhole of the tunnel near Vessels room. The the chanter goes to pull Vessel:
Go in to Vessels room and set your pet to "guard" and target Vessel now go to the hole that leads to sewers and get your pet to attack Vessel, then call your pet back. Either jump in water and join group or get group to get up from water, the room is save with just 2 trash mobs there.
Did this with chanter and warrior only, he needed 2 heal potions to get Vessel down.


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I forgot to mention, if you don't want to play the "lets try for 10 minutes to jump out of the water game" with your party:

You will need to use the EQ map because EQAtlas.com does not have the sewer system on it. I am not sure if the normal map that comes with the game contains the system or not. If it doesn't you will need to download it from mapfiend.

The puller and the party take two different routes to camp.

After putting invis and levi on the puller, the party swims to the end of the sewer line, which has its entrance under the stairs to the east of the small. lizard-made lake. The puller then goes to the Temple of Terror, and turns right after the stairs entrance. Go through the red portal of Doom.

This will get you to the East Tower which has ladders leading all the way down. Once on the bottom head to the broken bridge on the map. Float down until you come to an opening with trash critters. Head into the cave and turn left through the secret wall.

Following your map, go up the stairs and then up the ramp. Stop here because if you go strait or left you will fall into a pit if you don't have enough movement to carry you across (likely) or make it past the pits only to be going in the wrong direction.

Go right and make sure your view is looking a bit up so you don't float into the not hidden pit. Once across the pit, go up the ramp.

Here you can just follow the passageways to his location (590, -825), then tag him and run to either the end of the sewer line on your map, or to the next to the last air hole to pull him to camp via a water route. Note you need to take the most direct route (which ever you choose) Any deviation other then the obvious direct route will result in you running through a one-way wall and you will have to start over at the broken bridge.

As mentioned below, once at camp make sure he is in the water (unless you are brining a vast amount of DPS to the fight). Good luck and happy hunting.
excellent guide
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Awesome guide .. totally accurate !!!
excellent guide
# Apr 27 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Go right and make sure your view is looking a bit up so you don't float into the not hidden pit. Once across the pit, go up the ramp.


If you turn into the left wall just before that pit, there's a little hallway that takes you to the other side of the pit.
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# Oct 07 2006 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have a location here?
Location, location, location
# Oct 07 2006 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have a location on this guy?
Spawn Time
# Aug 14 2006 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
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What is Spawn Time on VD? my Fiance and myself have been tryin to get him up , for her epic now for 3 days , Dose he show up on Track? cause im a 66 druid 200 Tracking. so any help is greatly appriciated.





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Rogue solo
# Aug 02 2006 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Soloed as a 70 rog with only viction and chanter haste.
Jumping out of the water
# Mar 22 2006 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
I just want to say that I jumped out of the water in both the 1st and 2nd water holes and had absolutely NO BUFFS WHATSOEVER. All I did was jump continuously for about 1 minute while looking up. Vessel Drozlin was not up, but I believe I found his room...Hoping to bring guildies out to take him down...will post again when he is dead.
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# Jan 14 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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lvl 70 ranger - self buffed + chanter haste soloed him easy - used warders wrath and 1 healing elixir in fight .. definitely pull him to the sewers as he will run and resists earthen shackles even when tashed. Chanter just stood and watched!
Spawn Times
# Oct 15 2005 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
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What is this NPCs Spawn times? Thanks
Rod
# Aug 31 2005 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, he drops the rod every time.
WORDS OF TORMENT
# Aug 11 2005 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Does he drop the Words of Torment every time?
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# Aug 10 2005 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
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soloed by 260 aa monk
9k5 unbuffed with conv and wunshis and haste
the only trick is u need to snare him or he will run throught the wall thats u can pass through
melee mob
# Aug 04 2005 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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04 August 2005 Soloed Vessel Drozlin for Enchanter friend. 70 Warrior 692 AAs. 32k Finishing Blow when he turned to run. Pretty straightforward melee fight. Resisted all chanter DD spells. About a 60-90 second fight.

Edited, Thu Aug 4 18:57:09 2005
Quick and Painful
# Jul 04 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this the other day with a level 70 sk, 70 necro, 70 cleric, and myself 61 chanter. Or should say sk did this alone. I tried using the info from the posts above but after 15 mins of looking straight up and trying to get out of the hole the cleric said we could kill you and I could 100% rezz you so I said go for it. Died, got rezz, and popped in just as the sk dropped him. Necro didnt assist, and cleric didn't have to pop one heal. It appears that he did try running but sk ht'd him to finish him off. Easy fight and I am now the proud new owner of the 2nd piece of epic staff. Thanks guys for all the help. =)

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How to get to him
# Jun 28 2005 at 7:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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I forgot to mention, if you don't want to play the "lets try for 10 minutes to jump out of the water game" with your party:

You will need to use the EQ map because EQAtlas.com does not have the sewer system on it. I am not sure if the normal map that comes with the game contains the system or not. If it doesn't you will need to download it from mapfiend.

The puller and the party take two different routes to camp.

After putting invis and levi on the puller, the party swims to the end of the sewer line, which has its entrance under the stairs to the east of the small. lizard-made lake. The puller then goes to the Temple of Terror, and turns right after the stairs entrance. Go through the red portal of Doom.

This will get you to the East Tower which has ladders leading all the way down. Once on the bottom head to the broken bridge on the map. Float down until you come to an opening with trash critters. Head into the cave and turn left through the secret wall.

Following your map, go up the stairs and then up the ramp. Stop here because if you go strait or left you will fall into a pit if you don't have enough movement to carry you across (likely) or make it past the pits only to be going in the wrong direction.

Go right and make sure your view is looking a bit up so you don't float into the not hidden pit. Once across the pit, go up the ramp.

Here you can just follow the passageways to his location (590, -825), then tag him and run to either the end of the sewer line on your map, or to the next to the last air hole to pull him to camp via a water route. Note you need to take the most direct route (which ever you choose) Any deviation other then the obvious direct route will result in you running through a one-way wall and you will have to start over at the broken bridge.

As mentioned below, once at camp make sure he is in the water (unless you are brining a vast amount of DPS to the fight). Good luck and happy hunting.

Doable with 4 but...
# Jun 28 2005 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
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66 Pally (Time geared)
52 Chanter (some Fabled gear)
51 Cleric (some Fabled gear)
51 Druid (some Fabled gear)

This battle is doable with the classic tank-cleric-buffer combo, but DPS is the king in this battle. This was a very long fight without another DPS class piling it on with the Druid dots. Druid dtos stuck 1/2 of the time. If we had a Mage or a Rogue this battle would have gone a lot easier.

Shammy slow would also prob. worked better, the only thing the Enchanter could stick on him was Tash and mana dots/drains.

Like previous posts, it is very important to pull him to the water, otherwise he will run through one-way doors and then regen like mad. Pull him to the end of the sewer line. 3 of us parked there and the pally pulled him to the water. When he tries to run, he will run to the start of the sewer line and then turn around and try to run back to the end again. For us, he got stuck 1/4 of the way after turning around and we just beat on him 'til he died.

Fun hit. Happy hunting.
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# Jun 06 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Dead at 8am pacific time, killed by 65 chanter, 68 sk, 70 wiz, 68 clr. Was easy kill. Started the fight out of the water and it was hard to get him into it after that. He kept summoning. Push back from spells finally put him in the water and we finished him there. He ran at low health. Did not get mana levels but it was an easy kill. Max hit I took was 315, dispelled but could not land slow and finally gave up at 40% and just tried to nuke. Resisted root and 1 insanity the others hit for 648 and 249 out of the 1300 I can do with my focus item so hes a resistant bum.

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Easily killed with group of 4
# Apr 10 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Killed with this group:
67 necro
65 enchanter (me)
62 bard
49 rogue

We are all very casual players, all bazaar-geared, and we had no problem killing him.

His max hit on me was 303. Average hit was in the 100s. I just brought a lot of peridots and went to town casting rune on everyone. Necro and I went OOM at the end of the fight, Vessel turned to run and the necro Lifeburned him into the ground.

Note on pulling him: You jump up out of the 2nd water hole and he is not far from there, but you have to go through a one-way wall and you can't run back the way you came. I got confused by this the first time and got eaten once. Have your group swim all the way to the LAST water hole, you jump out from the 2nd hole, pull him with a dispel and run him over to the last water hole. Don't get too far ahead of him or he goes back to his spawn point.
Soloed this morning
# Apr 09 2005 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I asked for help and along comes a level 70 iksar ShadowKnight who said Ill solo it for you.
By George if he didnt. Glad to see this guy in my guild =). The fight didnt last too long either, then he ran over to field of bone and dropped the tangerin.

Easiest way to get to him is through the shaman guild there and make your way around to him. Once you figure out the map it is a breeze to find him esp since he will be talking to the mobs he kills.
Duo
# Dec 14 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Good
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Just took this guy out with a 67 necro and myself (66 chanter). Had a 66 pet up and one in suspension necro did the same. Hasted/umbra/rune/uproar and feedback on both pets and runes/uproar on both of us. Necro pulled and I dispelled and was imediatley summoned, dispelled twice more to kill his ds and pets went to town. Every spell but necro lifetap was resisted, chain runed necro and his pet throughout fight, took no more then 8 rune/uproars for necro and pet. Vessel ran at twenty percent hp. Necro never went below 54% and I was only hit once, finished fight at 20m with necro about the same. Was scowls in eud form and bumped to dub in lezzard form. Have the illusion on prior to getting close to him, had a skellie train him to me. Pull this guy into the water if using pet classes to kill him or he will walk through a one way door and pets will kill him and you will be unable to loot. Btw necro took a huge faction hit in helping me kill this guy going from ally to indiff and I goin from dub to scowls.
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# Feb 15 2005 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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66 ENC - I don't want to bother anyone to get my epic so I spent 3 hours trying to solo this guy. There is nothing capible of killing him in the area. I tried charming everyting and he ate the L50 mobs and the L60 mobs are all immune to charm.

I went back with a 70 Necro and we were going to duo this. 1st attempt was to get the strat, we gated at 50%, pretty easy fight until the necro went LOM. The Necro and chanter pet will hold his regen but will not kill him. He will resist all of the necro DoTs. Lifetaps and nukes are the way to go or your just wasting mana.

I got lucky and caught a guild group to Chardok and got my price head for the chalice. After Chardok, we went back and killed Vessel but they didn't want to fight him in the water so he ran at 15% through the door. He mem blured himself so I had to go hunt him down. 2nd attempt with the group we fought him in the water and he went down NP. We had a SHM with us and he was able to land Malos and Slow. The group said they were not having a problem with resists. My nuke was still getting resisted so I am not sure. Still got to land the final nuke for the kill. =D

Could of done this NP with the necro once we found out which spells get resisted.

Doubles or Quads for 315. Has a DS so pull with dispell. Very high MR but Malo helps a lot. If going to duo wih necro, have necro nuke. You should nuke with necro, forget the runes. Pull him to the water or he'll run through 1-way door. Very high regen, pet DPS = his regen, you'll have to take his HP. I'd guess about 30k including regen.

Yes. You can jump out of the water.
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You can get out of the water
# Dec 10 2004 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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We took this guy down with a 65 Pally, 63 Rogue, 63 Cleric and 63 chanter. And as of today you CAN, I said CAN jump out of the water.

How we did it. We swam to second "pocket " as described here, but ya cant pull him from there. Had to go back to the first pocket to get to his room. In the second pocket, I jumpped till I got stuck, cast levitate, walked into room. This trick never worked in the first air pocket, I fell 3 times for 20K HP.
But I was able to "Jump" out of the water! Yes, I jumpped all the way out! I just kept swimming back and forth, along one wall while looking up ( it took 5 minutes on the second try, got stuck 4 times before I jumpped out). Went to his room, pulled him to sewers, he ran at 20 % and got away. 2nd pull, did same as first, except Rogue and Pally saved their " disc" till he ran, chanter chained, dispell, and mana taps, Cleric got 2 nukes to stick,
Down he went, never got out of the tunnels! Took about 3 min to kill. I didnt actually time it , so it is a guess.
vessel
# Nov 28 2004 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok heads up the water tip was great. Turning the chanty in to iskar illusion did not work when running through the shamman guild so invis up and run down to vessel.In the water the other side i had waiting 69 wizard 65 BL 65 Necro 65 drood 63 cleric 55 ranger and the 65 enc.She tashed vessel and run towards the water and turned left so that if he ran he had a long way to go to get back to dry land.By the time they had him off her and she had turned round vessel was at 50% then when he was 29% the wizard let off mana burn and bang he was dead.He went down like a sack of potaoes.
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Getting to him
# Oct 29 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
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You can't get to him by jumping out of the water. I'ts impossible. Have to go through shaman guild using invis. Pull him into the water and hes an easy kill. Just need 1 group.
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RE: Getting to him
# Oct 30 2004 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
I just camped my Enc right by him and I jumped out of the water. I have no clue how to get to him from the shaman's guild
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how the hell you get to him
# Oct 13 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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as of 10/13/04 it is IMPOSSABLE to jump out of water, tried for well over 2 hours and it an outright lie if they say you can
RE: how the hell you get to him
# Oct 25 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
Swim to second air hole. (without levi)
Vah Shir yourself. (Or any other TALL race, gotta be tall for this)
Jump up in left corner until you get stuck. Might take a while.
Once stuck, cast levi on yourself. Duck. Un-Duck. Jump forward.
Done.

Just did it about 5 minutes ago to confirm it still works.
It does.
RE: how the hell you get to him
# Dec 14 2004 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
As of 12/14/04 you can do it as a short race. did it without lev, and while encoumbered by 60 stones with my hobbit!
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RE: how the hell you get to him
# Oct 16 2004 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Actuallly I think he's talking baout the 2nd air hole u use to get to em. Yeah THE ONLY way I've found to get out is to jump alot facing straight up at the corners which will get u halfway up; then with autorun try to cast a spell. also I've gotten halfway up and used ill air elemental to raise up. The trick is u get a mage to get stuck in the corner halfway out of the airhole and with his autorun on u hit em with levi or NDT prolly.
RE: how the hell you get to him
# Oct 16 2004 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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we just did him this evening n jumped out at the steps by where the barrels and the boxes are floating
Can't Jump Out of the Hole
# Sep 30 2004 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I used to be able to swim the tunnels and jump with no problm at all. I no longer can jump out of the water holes. Has anyone done this since sep 20th?
RE: Can't Jump Out of the Hole
# Oct 05 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Not only could I not jump out of the hole, but I got a little stuck just below the ledge, turned around, then fell for 20k back into the water. Not sure how that happened, but that little area is certainly a little bugged.
Spawn time
# Sep 16 2004 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey Folks... hope this helps regarding spawn times. Went there last night to scope out the area and discovered he was up around 8pm eastern.

We entered the tunnels throught the Shammy guild, there are two red panels on either side of the door, take the one on the left. Go over to the building on left and take the ladders all the way down. If you swim over to his loc, is impossible to jump out of the pit, altho you have to pull him to said water to fight.

We killed him on 2nd attempt... Good Luck
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RE: Spawn time
# Sep 28 2004 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Not impossible to jump out of water here, I do it all the time. It just takes some practice and patience.

What is difficult, is getting to this guy after he spawns before someone else takes him down, with all the new excitement about epic 1.5 and 2.0, peeps have a renewed interest in epic 1.0 again.
Odd thing
# Aug 08 2004 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
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He will aggro all the little green mobs in the area if they get too close. Whilst we were buffing and waiting he actually came thru the wall killing greens and then aggroed on me (stinky 55 pally) on the way back.

So there was no worry about him fleeing thru the one way door as he was already thru it. Dunno if it was a fluke or not.

Raid took him down and guildie got her epic piece.

Edited, Sun Aug 8 04:28:17 2004
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Weird mob
# Jul 06 2004 at 7:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Vessel Drozlin - East Cabilis Sewers (590, -825) - (Spawn time: 2-7 days)

Jump in pool and you will see a boat with floating boxes, go in the tunnel and take the 2nd air up, you need to look up and jump, with dmf or soe on, it's really hard to jump up, you may need to drop it.

Tunnel area has a lot of one-way hallways, basically, you cannot turn around, but the mob sure can go throuh that area..

OK, here is the skinny on this guy.

High MR, never got a slow, dot, debuff to land, pure melee to kill this guy.

Group was 65 Necro, 65 Ranger, 65 Druid and 62 Enchanter

Enchanter basically buffs, that's about all, kind of worthless experience. Some have said they can land a slow, well, I never got one to land even with 6 tash's, not like 6 made a difference.

No root, no snare, no dot, just melee and heals

He is indifferent to all classes, well everyone int he group was indiffernt.

Make sure to pull him back to the sewer and kill him in the water, because if you don't, he will run at 15% life and he goes throuh doors you cannot follow in, such as the one way doors.

Enchanter buffs, then watches and follows for looting.

Druid, healed, nothing else stuck and I mean nothing.

Necro dots, all resisted, snare resisted, just use pet and eat away.

Ranger was MA, who says rangers are worthless.

Hope this helps.

Pyos of Brell
Thanks for the Tips
# Jun 30 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks very, very much for the pull into the water tip.

You can still jump out of the water at the second air hole (at least), despite the height (this is after DX9). Makes it easy to pull.

Worked like a charm. Pulling him was a bit tricky, though. He wouldnt follow the pet. I jumped out of the water again, saw him whacking some scorpions outside his room and pulled him with tash and jumped into the water (which at that stage was full of dead barracuda)

He ran at low health but didnt make it far. His regen is huge, you need dps. No one in my group (yes I had about 10 people, overkill but I'm not turning away people willing to help) took any damage. Think the fact that he agroes on every critter near his spawn means he wont have his HT up very often.

Not that it matters much, but his model has changed from the above picture, to a luclin model Iksar in green plate armour.
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Drozlin down
# May 31 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
Took him down last night. I made a Iksar shammy to run into the tunnels to check when mob was up.

1st attempt was unsuccessful. Lead group through tunnels to Drozlin. I tashed, tank took agro easy enough. Resisted slow 6x in a row. Only landed a handful of nukes, which were all partial resisted. At 20% he fled through one way wall and resisted several attemps to root.

Take 2----

A few min later, he was back in his spawn point at full health. I cast everlasting breath on group and they stayed in water. I then went back in invised, tashed Drozlin and he chased me into the water. Tank took agro again, and the fight was back on. Drozlin was down within about 4 min. I did not even bother with slowing this time, but concentrated on nuking. It was about 50/50 with him resisting my nukes about half the time. The other half, nukes only landed for anywhere from 300 - 700 damage (casting Insanity).

He ran at 20%, but we were able to easily keep up with him and take him down before he even rounded the first corner. Looted, got rod and group gated out. All in all, 30 min from start of 1st attempt to end of 2nd.

Rilian Peredhil
65th Enchanter
Takedown
# May 12 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
I am a 64 enchanter who took this guy down last night. I had a 65 rogue, 55 monk and 63 cleric help me out. I cast my 62 level pet as well. While it was a rather long battle, it was successful. I took the advice in these postings, and pulled and fought in the water. He ran, and the rogue had a field day.

I used my 1st level pet spell to pull. Yeah - the one with a few hit points. I left my group in the water, popped up at the pool directly south of his room, targetted him, then sent the pet to attack with my AA ability. I could have used charm on any of the resident creatures though. At any rate, my pet was able to run through the 1 way door and attack Vessel. The pet was killed off immediately. I waited until his declaration to kill me. As soon as I saw him enter the room, I jumped in the pool and the fight was on. I had my 1500 point rune up as well as my 900 point rune up. In that amount of time, he somehow got past both runes and got me down to 70% (from 3800). I'll have to read the log to see how that happened. Anyway, I was not able to land any significant spell. I did dispell his DS, and I was able to nuke. My best nuke hit for anywhere from 16 to 194 when it stuck. Aside from that, I just kept NDT on everyone, and periodically cast my 900 point rune on the rogue (who was tanking).

+++ Start Rant

Just what does "Epic" mean? Bolding battling fearsome beasts in order to get a wonderous item of power? Or playing the spectator watching your friends take down your beasts for you in order to get a somewhat useful item?

IMHO, if I am doing an enchanter epic, the enchanter should be somewhat useful, shouldn't they? In this latest battle I only really added value by initially buffing, dispelling the DS, casting Rune on the rogue for proactive healing, and.....uh....killing a bunch of 3-4th level barracudas so that the cleric could med. These creatures are the EQ equivalent to Goldfish with attitudes...and a 64th level enchanter is reduced to meleeing Goldfish to acquire his epic. How humiliating can it get?

I suppose I could just rephrase the epic battle:

There was Iserd, Bravely slashing left and right as 2....5 - NAY a dozen Fieresome BloodThirsty Barracudas (please note caps) swarmed Brave Iserd. Meanwhile, nearby 3 High Level Characters and a High Level Pet beat up a hapless lizard lost in the sewers.

--- EndRant
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RE: Takedown
# Sep 21 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Izerd, I realize this a about a year and a half late, but I just read your post and had to let ya know; first, I agree that after the inital buffing, I was not very useful, and that doesn't seem right for an epic fight. And second; I got a kick out of your tale of the exploits of "The Mighty Izerd -- Goldfish Slayer Extraordinaire!"
EZ in the water
# May 08 2004 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Well here is our story, we used some tactics of prior posters, (thks very much :)) We consisted of a 57 Druid, 59 Paladin, 62 Enchanter, 62 Paladin, 60 Cleric, 60 Shaman, 61 Mage. The first 3 was a Tribox and the Paly was out of the group. The Druid led the Mage to the 2nd opening invised, we went in the corner and looked up and twisted and we popped up out of the water. Then he summoned the rest of the group so no one else had to try to exit the water. The Druid went to the Buff room and targeted Droz thru the invis opening and then the Mage summoned the Druid back to the group (note he could not get back the same way due to one way door). The Druid still had Droz targeted after the summoning, the Mage assisted to get the target and sent in his pet to attack. Once he saw his pet taking damage he called his pet back and the battle began. At about 75% he was knocked into the water by the Mage's pet and since we all had EB, we all jumped in with him to fight. He swam/walked in the water away at 20% but the 2 hasted Palys beat him down from behind. He was never slowed, after 6 failed attempts by the Shammie, no Mage nukes landed, no enchanter nukes landed, only 1 druid insect-based dot landed, and no Paly Stuns landed. He was tashed, Maloised, Enc was the healer at the beginning with Damage absorb and runes until OOM. The Druid healed when the MA took damage. The Cleric and Shaman saved their mana for the end of the fight for healing. He dropped only the rod, and never even got close to exiting the tunnel. Both Palys had LOH and Full mana for heals at the end of the fight. It was very exciting and it was over fast. The water is definitely the key to taking him down. Obviously we were overkill, so judge accordingly. A Mage is nice for the summoning ability, Druid for evac, Cleric for heals, and Paly for Melee, group heal, LOH. With him walking away at 20%, A Rogue would have been a nice addition. This is an old fashioned Melee fight.
Anyone having 'water' issues?
# Apr 20 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure if this is related to the graphics engine or not, but I was here last night and spent quite a bit of time trying to hop out of the underwater openings, but to no avail.

Is anyone else experiencing these problems?
The way we did it
# Mar 05 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
Just killed this guy last night. We had a 59 bst,61 warr,59 sk, 57 cleric, 56 shaman, and a 58 cleric.

We swam to the 3rd opening and buffed. Bst swam back to second opening and went and targeted vessel.Came back and then everybody jumped back in the water. Bst sent pet after vessel, then called him back to pull him thru the one way door. the pet got killed but vessel came runing and took a swim with us.

Shaman said he finally got slow on him at 30% lol

Took maybe 5 minutes to kill, he started to run at 10% but he just swam, was easy to keep up with and finish off.

Edited, Fri Mar 5 14:40:23 2004
east room
# Feb 23 2004 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Just took Vessel down with a 12 person mini-raid. The force wasn't really required, but there were lots of people interested in helping out.

The best approach seems to be taking Vessel into the room as far east in east Cabilis as you can get him. The room is great for buffing up, setting up the groups, and the fight itself. When Vessel started running at end of the fight (snare did not stick unless I misunderstood), he was not even able to get back into the water because the room is big enough to finish him off.

Good luck to everyone looking to loot the rod. He's got a tough spawn time, but he's a fun fight when you do get to him.

Onto Chardok and the planes with me ;)
-Laliniel Xe`Zuderia
59 Enchantress of Karana
Killed Drozlin on TP
# Feb 10 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Good
Did this tonight on TP. First round was me (62 chanter), 62 Warr, 62 Cleric, 65 epic shammy, and 51 wizzie. We got him to water, and got him to 6% before he ran all the way out of the tunnel.

Second round a few more people were available, added a 65 SK, 51 War, and 57 Wizzie to the original crew. This time he went down no problem. His regen is impressive, and, as also reported, he is highly MR. My 675 DD was hitting for 0-130, neither me nor shammy ever got him slowed, and 51 wiz went OOM and only landed partials 3x.

Key to getting this guy was pulling to the water, and knowing the One Way walls. I scoped it out with a level 3 Iksar. She died about a dozen times trying to figure out where to get out of the tunnel... You can jump out of the water tunnel into the first room along tunnel, even though it looks like 4 foot wall above water line. Just Jump out anyway. South and North walls of the first room (second air pocket) worked for me and buddies.

The run in from FoB wasn't bad, I was warmly to some guards (at the entrance) but when Invis dropped, and I was on my way out, I did get aggro from some other guard type Iksar. Zones not too far, I just ran out.

Thanks for advice, and hope this helps you too.

Alter Cation
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stop him from going
# Jan 26 2004 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
I did this, and was MA as a lvl 56 pally. We tried pulling to water, but he refused to follow monk. So we decided in the same room. He got away from us and we tried to leap frog the doors. Didn't work. I then came back after getting lost a little, ranger was ma temp, but i sat back and watched the battle and looked around. He ran again for second time. Again group did a leap frog, but i remained there. When he respawned i got agro from him and pulled him as far away around the bend, from the door he escapes too. When he turned i then started my chain stunning. ******* never made it half way to the escape door. Problem solved, and we didnt have to fight him in water. Hope this may help all you others. Chain stun = piece of cake. Dont forget to move him away for the door which he escapes.
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what we did
# Jan 11 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed him with a group of folks averaging level 54. Tank pulled him into the second pool of water with an opening (obvious choice from his spawn room) and we fought him in the water. He went down slowly but surely, and we had excess healing power just in case. He feared the tank twice (briefly) but the tank did not have high MR. He did not HT us (probably used on mobs already). When he ran he went through the water tunnels - not super slow but slow enough that we were able to kill him.

Mages reported that after malosinia or whatever they were able to use fire nukes for partial damage. I suspect that if we had a druid to stack hand of ro with malo we could have done a lot of fire damage. Anyway hope this helps. Here's our raid composition:

56 war
55 beast
50 rogue
59, 57, 50 mages
55, 50 cleric
61 druid
53 shaman
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Echec
# Jan 07 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Tried to kill this guy with 65 clr 63 chanter and me 65 bst. With just pet on him his hps go down very slow. With me and clr in melee he go down pretty fast. As everybody we got the trouble when he runs out of his room. When he got up to 25% i called my pet back and the mob followed him coming to me with 50%hp.

I decide to let it go as clr was oom. We choose to take water strategy but water make our dps to go down. We brought it to 30% and had to run out cause clr was oom again.

Next time i'll bring it down to 30-40 and then push it in water.

I'll rewrite when i got the kill. No need lot more then an other dps class to make it quite easy.
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The best way
# Jan 02 2004 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Never done this fight before today. Found lot of the info very useful. Here is what we did, and what we should have done lol.

What we did: Zone into cab from fob, eb/buff/invis at zone. Head to underwater tunnels at p580 n400. Take second exit up out of water and regroup at p400 n730. Group was 65war, rog, bst, 64enc, 60cle. Move north in hall to wall, then turn right and quick left puts you one room away from Vessel pos580 n760. Look east you will see Vessels room and hopefully him, I did ; D he spawn at loc p590 n826. We charge him and beat him down in about 30 seconds . . . he runs lol I knew it.

I have no idea his pathing when he runs on low health. Group scatters looking for him and I head back to his spawn room after he fully regens. He comes back and starts beating on me and Im there solo lol /hug conterattack. After we all get back to his spawn room I suggest pulling him to water. Drag him to loc p475 n860 and drop him in the well. Yes he summons but you will get him there eventually. In water we killed him in 1 min or so, surprisingly runs veeeeery slow in water when low on health.

What you should do: Never try and fight him in caves, simple fight in water voila you done. Don't waste time or mana slowing/debuffing, melee his **** and heal your tank. Invis up, swim out and run back to fob zone, go keel other stuff 8 D.

A 30 second fight took us about 5 mins to complete from chasing him around and we wasted our offensive discs bleh.

Good map is at http://maps.eq-toolbox.com/ clik on the VIEW button to right for Cabeast1.txt. Great site for all maps and downloadable for installation in EQ directory, instructions there. All locs above are from in game or off that map. G'luck all hope this helps.



Questwic Shadowlurk
Deceiver of 65 Shadows
Aurora Polaris - Tunare

Edited, Fri Jan 2 11:09:07 2004
What time is it?!?!?
# Dec 29 2003 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Whats the spawn time on this guy? random im guessing ive been watching for him for about a week either im missing him or he just isnt popping.. did anyone else have trouble finding him?
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