fingered skeleton  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007

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.


Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2012-08-13 13:41:18.

Minimum Level: 15
Maximum Level: 16
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# Mar 04 2017 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
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.
Add'l drops
# Dec 23 2014 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
1,562 posts
Black Powder Pouch, FIne Steel Scimitar

Edited, Dec 23rd 2014 4:32pm by Oxgoad
I realized the moment I fell into the Fissure that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned.
Still fingered skelly
# Jan 03 2013 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
726 posts
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
726 posts
4 hours so far, 2 X 3.1 inch fingers. This isn't a camp, it's a career, lol.
# Aug 13 2012 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
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
31 posts
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
10 posts
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
10 posts
watch for dots when at low health
This guy is rare
# Apr 17 2005 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
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.
Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
Fingered Skeleton
# Mar 09 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
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 if only the Undead Jester could do that...but, alas, I'm still camping him...
I might not be smart enough to do everything, but I'm dumb enough to try anything.

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# Jan 13 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Excellent
14 posts
Thanks for the info guys. i have all but the 2.5 finger, that one is being a pain.


Hexaa Shotokan
# Mar 11 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
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.


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
2 posts
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 :)

22 Iksar Monk
The Rathe
RE: Guide to the Fingered Skeleton
# May 28 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
274 posts
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
4 posts
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!"
If a druid tanks in a forest, and nobody is around to see it, is he uber?
Earthkeeper Brudish FrozenThorn
Fingered Skelly info
# Jun 02 2003 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
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 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.
# May 11 2003 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
251 posts
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
Brother Kukick
Forged in Fire
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 28 2002 at 5:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Selling skelly fingers on the Tunare server PST.
# 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
5 posts
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
9 posts
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


RE: Spawn time
# Jan 23 2003 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
59 posts
Very Informative Post More should post like you thanks!!!!
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Why me?
# 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
162 posts
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?
Key to getting Fingered
# Feb 27 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
Did this guy for 11 hours last night. Found the key to popping him or his place holder at least twice an hour, sometimes more.

Kill all the wandering MoBs in the loop. Loop being Stables all the way around to the back are back to the stables. There are at least 8 different areas for wandering MoBs to pop. At lvl 40 I was just training every single MoB in the loop back to the Fingered Skele spawn point. Killed 8 at a time, go pull more. After while I figured out it was just the wandering MoBs that needed killing.

Doing this I got the 2.5", 3" and 3.1" finger in about 4 hours. The place holder is a Thick Boned Skeleton. He can pop in the Fingered Skeletons place or just up the hallway a few feet.
# Feb 15 2002 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
I have been camping stables for three days and have only run into ONE of these things and got a 3'1 finger but still need the other 3 this stinks

Anxiety Disorders
21 iksar monk
Master at Mend
# Feb 11 2002 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
285 posts
The fingers are droppable, as soon as I walked into the tower and /ooc'd to ask if anyone was camping him someone offered me two of the fingers. I've still yet to get the rest (camped in an area I think is referred to as the stables,) but the names of the fingers appear to be different in their sizes. The two fingers I have are:
A withered 3.1" finger
A withered 4" finger

Good luck with the monk quest, this is the last part I need to finish this shackle.

--Rozzl Grimtouch
51 Troll Shadow Knight
23 Iksar Monk (camping skele)
The Seventh Hammer
#Reyaneq, Posted: Feb 05 2002 at 10:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The reason this little thing aint spawning is well just look at the name. he is to bbusy being fingered through her purty pink panties. only spawns after MAJOR orgasims
are they no drop?
# Jan 24 2002 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
2 posts
does anyone know if the fingers are no drop or what casue i wanna take my shammy for this **** skele tat sounds like a horrible spawn to camp
RE: are they no drop?
# Apr 22 2002 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
161 posts
no they are not no drop
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 27 2001 at 11:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was just sittin here reading this things name and it Hit me. They didnt put too much thought into this name or they left it as a joke. Just look at it fingered skeleton, but the real question is whats to finger in a deceased pelvis?
# Sep 30 2001 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
popped for me twice in a row at /loc pos26, pos44, right in that little corner indent between stables, just FYI

Willwall 40th shaman
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2001 at 8:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why hasnt anyone noticed the name its a FINGERED SKELETON lol bwsahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaaaaaaa
how to make him spawn
# Sep 22 2001 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
i was down here with two friends and one of them said we had to clear every mob we could see. well once we done that he didnt spawn but then i found two furbies that were out of my view so i killed them and poof he spawned at the exact second i killed the last furbie
hope this help.

location of spawn
# Sep 16 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
1 post
anyone know the actual location that this thing spawns in? as in the /loc?

# Sep 13 2001 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
Is this guy tougher than a greater scalebone?
Sit where in stables?
# Aug 24 2001 at 12:21 PM Rating: Default
Some peole say he spwans every 15mins some half hour. However I have camped this guy and seen him once in 2 hours. I've tried everything from wiping out the floor to wiping out basically all of Kurns out of pure anger. Should this Mob be camped with you sitting right there in the stable area? The times I've seen him were right after I cleared the whole basement. I've seen him pop and other times hes already there. It's frustrating because I know he is not a rare spawn I think he just doesnt like me hehe. But wiping out Kurns is a good stress relief anyway.
fingered skeleton
# Aug 08 2001 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
the fingered skeleton is for the monk quest for the shackle of rock(a long quest with a horribal reward).The fingers he drops are used in the quest.He also drops FS wepons and a saphire(i dont have any info on the sapgire). He spawns every 15 minutes but sometimes a thick boned skeleton spawns instead.I have heard that the cook spawns there but never saw him.

suphring eternally-iksar-monk-luclin
level 23 when posted
# Aug 07 2001 at 10:46 PM Rating: Default
I killed him for the second time today, the first time he dropped a Finger and a Fine Steel Scimitar but this time he dropped a Ruined Scaled Gorget, A Saphire, and another Fine Steel weapon.
How do u make him spawn?
# Aug 02 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
I am trying to find this **** to get his fingers. I killed the thick boned skelly and am sitting at where i killed him. Fingered skelly aint popped in ages. why?
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 02 2001 at 4:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nevermind. I waited a bit and now hes spawning more than when two rabbits hump.
# Jul 25 2001 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
I think he spawns just south of the stables. I always sit down outside the placeholder for the cook and he just comes and whacks me so i'm sure its near there although I don't think the cook is the place holder since i saw them spawn a couple minutes apart from another. I have terrible luck with these fingers. I keep getting the 3" finger and the 2.5" finger. I don't think any of them are more rare than the others. I hate this camp though. I've spent 4 hours tongight and have seen 4 fingered skellies all having the 2 I already have. I think I will quit EQ for a couple months as this is just a waste of life. Something to think about during this dumb camp.
# Jul 15 2001 at 2:55 AM Rating: Default
now where does he spawn?
One rare finger
# Jul 07 2001 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
I camped this for several hours over the past two days and noticed that the withered 3" finger seems to be the most rare finger.

I gathered 3 of the others without getting one 3" finger. Just for further info, the 4 fingers needed are 2.5", 3", 3.1", 4".

I would say 3.1" is most common, followed by 2.5, then 4", and the most rare was 3"
RE: One rare finger
# Sep 20 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
yup been here what seems 1/2 my life and the pesky 3" is the rarest.
RE: One rare finger
# Oct 24 2001 at 12:31 PM Rating: Default
LOL, I've been camping this guy off and on too, so far he's dropped the 3" finger 3 times in a row that i've seen him. If he has a common drop i would guess its this one.
not a monster
# Jun 26 2001 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
FYI, I am a cleric and used an undead DD on him, so he is undead, not a monster. I got a furbie mask off of him and a finger.
hardly rare
# Jun 05 2001 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Drops the fingers (got all four with 4 spawns! WOOT!) he spawns just down the hall from the stable area... he or a PH that is... timed it at almost exactly 30mins all four times he had FS scimitars on him.
fingered loot
# May 21 2001 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
it is rare but i have slain fingered skeletons carrying fine steel weapons
# May 17 2001 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
The Fingered Skellie drops different size (i.e. 3", 4", etc.) fingers which I believe are for a monk quest in Cab.
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