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This Undead creature is part of Shackle of Rock Iks Monk Quest. Drops 4 differently sized fingers. Wanders near the stables.

  • This mob spawns at 27, 33, -38.

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silly quest
# Aug 24 2017 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't understand the logic of this quest? I know its been this way for a long time and its not going to change but come on why have people have to kill the same uncommon spawn over and over again? Feel like Fingered Skeliton should be a rare pop from anything of the basement. Even lore wise what is the point in killing the same skeliton over and over again?
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# Mar 04 2017 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Freaking Jester has popped more without me messing with his placeholders than the fingered has with me killing everything that even dares put its foot in the hallway between 2 and 3 on the old EQ Atlas map.
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Black Powder Pouch, FIne Steel Scimitar

Edited, Dec 23rd 2014 4:32pm by Oxgoad
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Still fingered skelly
# Jan 03 2013 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Day 2, popped only twice yesterday and dropped 3.1" finger both times, sigh, another time sink quest.....
Fingered Skelly
# Jan 02 2013 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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4 hours so far, 2 X 3.1 inch fingers. This isn't a camp, it's a career, lol.
Location
# Aug 13 2012 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
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The fingered skeleton is located at 27, 33, -38. When you come down the stairs and enter the stables area/hallway, its the stables on the left. According to other posts, he roams from there to the stairs and back, but I haven't confirmed that yet. I'm still trying for the last 2 fingers. I got one twice so far.
Fingered Skeleton
# Jun 10 2010 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Been camping the fingered skeleton on the Rathe and the old info is accurate, I've been standing at one end of the stables hallway (26.69, 28.00) and the PH is the only mob that walks by here, the pathing takes it from my location in the hallway to the bottom of the stairs (-131.81, 45.51) and back.

I've seen sappers, thick boned skeleton and other skeles as the PH, the fingered has spawned twice in a row every time I've seen it; it usually takes about an hour (2 or 3 PHs) for it to spawn.

To alleviate boredom I've also killed the PH for the jester in the stables to the north and the cook PH in the middle room of the 3-room stables where the fingered skeleton roams by but standing at the end of the hallway (just above 3 on the EQ Atlas map of lower kurns, 26.69, 28.00) works just fine.
Never Spawns
# Oct 26 2009 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this mob for weeks in order to do the shackle quests and monk epic 1.0. Why? Because I feel like it and for bragging rights.
Now here's what I found while wasting hours and days of my time. The "fingered skeleton" no longer spawns on the Erollisi Marr server. Undead Jesters? Absolutely they spawn like crazy and so does Crackling Bones. You will only ever see the "thick-boned skeleton" PH for the fingered and it appears 99% of the time.
So save yourself precious time and energy and forget this BS quest.
what am i doing wrong?
# Oct 18 2005 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
Well have been camping this guy for a long time now. Tons of those darn Thick Boned Skellies. No fingered. Bought two fingers in bazaar and was able to loot one. Still needing 3.1 inch. I kill everything. Level 56 monk. May start shrouding to get xp while doing it.
death by dot's
# Aug 05 2005 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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watch for dots when at low health
This guy is rare
# Apr 17 2005 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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4 levels, 2 fingers, 3 IBCs and a **** load of
fs weapons and plat and I still don't have the quest finished heh heh. Half way to 25 now. I've been keeping the wandering spawns clear and the stables because of boredom lol. Thickbone spawned quite common for me. /shrug.
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Fingered Skeleton
# Mar 09 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I was just camping the Undead Jester for nearly 2 hours and decided to kill the Fingered Skeleton near there for my 25 Monk Iksar. Happy to say that I killed him four times and got the 3", 4", 3.1", and 2.5" fingers in that order, and I only had to kill him four times...now if only the Undead Jester could do that...but, alas, I'm still camping him...
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# Jan 13 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks for the info guys. i have all but the 2.5 finger, that one is being a pain.

cheers

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# Mar 11 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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just poped right on top of me at loc
neg126 pos41 right at the bottom of the
south stairs.

Also, spawn spot for the Jester is pos184 pos129...just in the doorway between the other 2 stables. Killed him 4 times in 2 hours, 2x berserker club.

GL.

Edited, Thu Mar 11 20:32:09 2004
#GambitTheGreatt, Posted: Jan 06 2004 at 11:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL! I cant believe no one made a joke about the name of this guy! But here is my guild to get the Skelly Fingered--errr...How to Finger the Skelly--errrr....Fingering to Skelly---errrrrrrrr...How to get the Fingered Skelly!! woot, i got it on the 4th try
Guide to the Fingered Skeleton
# Aug 01 2003 at 5:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've been camping the Fingered Skeleton for about a week straight, every evening, and just camping out in the hallway at the end of the night. Starting to wonder if I'll ever get out, since the only thing I leave for are bandages :) So far I've gotten the 2.5", the 3", and the 4", I'm still missing the 3.1" finger. I've often considered bring my main in there just so I didn't have to destroy the FS and cash I'm picking up, but at least the XP is decent...sort of...

Here's the down-low on what I've gathered: Each mob in the vicinity, including the Fingered Skelly is on an 18m 18s timer, give or take a few seconds. Solo at level 21/22 I could keep the 3 spawns in the room to the south, the 5 spawns in all three rooms, and the fingered skelly spawn cleared, unless I ran out of bandages, or ran into a few hitches with more than one caster in a room. I've only died twice while there, once while chasing a green into a bunch of his friends, and another time when a FD failed after getting nuked for 181. The key to staying alive is PATIENCE.

Each spawn can be one of these mobs:
Burynai excavator
Burynai Excavator
Burynai sapper
Burynai burrower
Lesser iceboned skeleton
Lesser charboned skeleton
Greater Skeleton
Greater Scalebone
Thick Boned Skeleton (this being the rarest of all possibilities)

The burynai can be shaman, necromancers, or warriors. The skeletons are warriors.

The spawn in the north-west corner of the middle of the three rooms can also occasionally spawn a Skeleton Cook. I've seen him 3 times, and he's never been anything but a melee, and always been a light blue con. I have yet to see any of his special drops.

The mob that wanders the hallway from it's spawn point just to the north, down to the middle of the south room is your Fingered Skeleton PH. He will spawn in one of two locations(Approximated with a ruler to an EQatlas map); p25, p50 or n70, p40. More often than not he spawns at the northernmost loc. If you sit in the hallway, in between the north room and the middle room, you will agro the PH and nothing else, without any problems. Beware where you're sitting though, the mob that you'll find in the southern room of the 3 actually spawns in the hallway before wandering into the room, and will occasionally wander back out to the hallway, so you want to make sure you're out of his agro radius. I've found that the Fingered Skeleton pops about every other spawn, occasionally skipping one, and sometimes doubling up. His common drops seem to be a FS scimitar or hammer, a burynai mask, the occasional bone chips, and the 2.5" and 3" fingers. The 3.1" and 4" fingers seem to be the rarest from what I've seen durning the camp, and in previous posts. Killing anything else in the area has no effect on the spawn rate that I can tell. I just did it to get some xp and break up the boredom ;)

Tips for keeping the area cleared:
-Casters WILL heal through walls, every time. There is only one place I found to be out of their range: the southeast corner of the room all the way to your south, so clear that room first! You'll have to pull your mobs there, and get them pushed tight into the corner to avoid the heals.

-Greens SUCK!! I can't really give you any solid tips for killing them, as they haven't really stuck to any method. Your best bet: FD if you get Clinging Darkness while you're attacking a green, and FD if they are sowed. So far killing them has gone best when pulling them to the corner previously mentioned, and chasing them down for the kill. They usually only get as far as the stables, and then I can FD agro off from anything else.

-Multiple casters in one room SUCK!! I almost died numerous times, and actually died once trying to pull the middle room with two necros and a shaman in it, two of which were dark blue to me. Finally managed to seperate them safely after an hour or so by clearing the room all the way to the south, and FD pulling to the corner they can't be healed from. I had to force myself to be very very patient, and it took more than one attempt.

-This is the perfect time to practice your FD pulling technique. Just remember to have infinite amounts of PATIENCE or you will die.

If anyone has any questions of me or if I missed anything, reply to the post, and I will be sure to check it :)

Zorakthe
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RE: Guide to the Fingered Skeleton
# May 28 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
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First of all, the burynais can be SKs as well (that 181 was a HT), and Loth, you think you have it bad? I been hunting here for a thick boned skeleton, and haven't found ONE of the fingered skelly PH's (the ones that drop sapphires), and I've died about 27 different times, undinged thrice and redinged twice.
RE: Guide to the Fingered Skeleton
# Oct 20 2003 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
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ARRRRRGH!!! Camped this cursed thing for almost 12 hours today and he only dropped 1 bone that I could use! Only saw him maybe 5 times or so. That is rediculous for the lvl that these are. I understand the whole monkly patience thing, but that is a lil overboard. This mob should not be as rare as it is.
RE: Guide to the Fingered Skeleton
# Mar 02 2005 at 5:55 PM Rating: Default
I can confirm the presence of SK burynai with the message I just received today on my monk while I was camping everything for fingered skelly.

"You resist the Harm Touch spell!"
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# Jun 02 2003 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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What one of the previous posters said is correct, all you have to do it sit and the Fingered or his PH will aggro you. On the eqatlas map there are three rooms at #3 on the map. I sat in the hall in front of the doorway to the most southern of those three rooms. I faced south. Sometimes I saw him walking towards me, and sometimes I never saw him and he aggroed me from behind...so I never figured out where he popped or what path he roamed...but sitting at this spot works, either he or his PH aggroed me about every 18/19 minutes without fail. I had to kill him 6 times to get the four different fingers, and he popped on an average of about once an hour for me. The four different fingers are, since I have not seen anyone list them all: 2.5 inch, 3 inch, 3.1 inch, and 4 inch. Hope this helps.
fingers
# May 11 2003 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
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I was walking 'round kurns on my monk and a Halfling rogue walked up to me, giggled, said, "Here you go!" gave me the 4 fingers, then ran away! WOOOOHOOOO
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 28 2002 at 5:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Selling skelly fingers on the Tunare server PST.
Loot
# Jun 02 2002 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
They usually carry a fine steel scimitar, but not always. And when they dont, they are guarenteed to carry a random piece of burynai armor.
RE: Loot
# Jun 03 2002 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
I was wrong, its not a random piece because they have only dropped masks for me so far.
Too many 3"!!
# Jun 01 2002 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
I've been camping this guy for several hours, and I've gotten about 5 of the 3" withered fingers. I think they are most common..

C'mon, just drop me a 2.5"!!
RE: Too many 3
# Jun 08 2002 at 4:37 PM Rating: Default
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All I have gotten so far are 2.5 and 3 Back to the camp
Spawn time
# May 14 2002 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
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Ok here is the story. The fingered skell has 1 PH. He is on a 19-20 minute spawn timer and spawns south of where the eq atlas says the cook spawns (middle corner after you get down the stairs). If you want to be lazy, just sit in front of room three, the PH will wonder a little north and attack you, kill him, wait another 19-20 min, ect. It seems that the PHs are higher lvl mobs for that area (lesser charbones, sappers) but i cant comfrim this. The thick bone is a PH for all the rare mobs in the area (jester, fingered, and the cook), so dont be too surprised to see him every now and then. on average he or the thick bone spawns 1/3 of the times the spawn timer goes off.
You do not need to clear the stables at all, because he does not even go up there!

ok I hope this was helpful

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RE: Spawn time
# Jan 23 2003 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
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Very Informative Post More should post like you thanks!!!!
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# May 04 2002 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
I see people say that the 3" finger is the rarest. I've been camping this guy for about 4 hours, and got all of them except 2.5".
On top of that I got two of the 3" ones. So I guess I'm either lucky or the Fingered Skeleton just drops the fingers randomly.
Spawn Point
# Apr 13 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
He spawns at the end of the hallway with only 3 stable rooms in them (first emtpy, second 2 burynai, 3rd one burynai) saw him 4 times in about 2 hours killing the spawn at that spot, drop all fingers in a row, no doubles.
known loot
# Mar 21 2002 at 7:35 PM Rating: Default
he also drops a fine steel scimitar
#karnege, Posted: Nov 05 2002 at 5:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OMG fine steel?? WOOT we're all rich!! HAHAHA. Get some fookin lvls.
RE: known loot
# Jun 29 2003 at 5:29 AM Rating: Default
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lol, yah everyone listen to this flamer
he speaks from 28! levels of experience, congrats man, when r u leading the next raid on crushbone?
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