Grand Herbalist Mak`ha  


Uploaded June 5th, 2008 by Glue
Updated June 6th, 2008

In Chardok (Empires of Kunark):

Summons adds a tended fungas that cast Fungal Rot.

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2017-05-13 06:21:04.

Minimum Level: 55
Maximum Level: 57
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# Oct 25 2015 at 9:00 AM Rating: Excellent
124 posts
LOC FOR THIS MOB IS +144, +27, -284
# Oct 25 2015 at 12:01 PM Rating: Excellent
4,363 posts
Pegas wrote:
LOC FOR THIS MOB IS +144, +27, -284

Updated, thanks.
Necro Epic
# Jun 03 2015 at 1:35 PM Rating: Excellent
67 posts
I am camping this mob for two necromancers working on the epic 1.0 at the moment.
After killing PH, A Di`Zok Herbalist, 5 times, Grand Herbalist spawned. Dropped Manisi Herb. Woot!
Killed the PH again 9 more times, maybe 10...I kind of quit counting lol, and Grand Herbalist spawned again and dropped the herb again! Yayz

I know of the easier way to get to him, by going through the water, but if anyone has trouble getting to the hut, you can use "find" to go to Halls of Betrayal, and following that path (can invis part of the way, but a few skellies along the way) and it will take you right to the hut.
"I'm 4 bangin' it!"
The Rathe- Prexus
Necro Epic 2016
# Sep 09 2016 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
I got 20 or 21 PH's in a row (lost count) before 1 Herbalist spawn. NO herb, so still counting... When camping the illusion mask with my rogue and bard which is around the corner from this guy I only saw him spawn 2 or 3 times. Getting the mask for my rogue took around 8 hours and after 6 hours of camping with the bard I gave up. So in a total of 20 hours in this area, klling the PH each time, now I have seen him spawn 4 times... kind of depressing.

Edited, Sep 9th 2016 2:26pm by Stageguy
Manisi Herb
# Apr 03 2015 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
PHer was in hut for me and a necro friend.

Took 3 kills of Grand Herbalist Mak`ha to get the herb drop.
105 Wizard of IL
Found his placeholder stuck.
# Mar 08 2015 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Want to confirm I found his placeholder stuck in the ceiling of the bank near the herbalist shack.
PH in wrong spot
# Jul 15 2014 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Have been camping the hut for 3 days now off and on. Have not once seen his PH spawn. Was wandering thru the zone and found the PH partially stuck in a wall near the north east section by a small body of water. Killed him and now he is back in his little hut.
Muzse Dever'eaux
85 Wizzy - Quellious
Thermonuclear Detonator
Epic frustration!
# May 28 2012 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
The named is easily solo-able by my 71 necro 600+ AA's. That's a no brainer. However, I have only seen the named 2 times in what is now 10 hours of camp time. He has failed to drop the herb in the 2 times I have slain him. If you are planning on attempting this camp bring something to do to kill the time between the 16 min spawn timer and the loooong time between when the named actually spawns. I understand them wanting to keep a challenge in the 1.0 epics, but rare spawn with "rare" loot? That's a bit much if you ask me! Revamp the fights, take out the tedious!!!
Got the drop :)
# Oct 17 2011 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
got the herb to drop today. went thru 4 placeholders before Grand Herbalist popped. dropped the Herb first time.
Got super lucky IMHO.
Nectis, LVL 61 Necro
Strombard, Lvl 20 Paladin
Khalan, Lvl 45 Cleric
nec 1.0 epic
# Nov 30 2009 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
been camping named for a while...on a 16 min timer.he is easy to solo on my 68 nec...I camped inside the hut invis'd.... dropped snare and let pet tank PH & Named while i cast dots and call for blood.. only dropped Parrying Blade 3 times so far!!!
As for maps go to map fiend and get the newest maps the Chardok map shows the PH on the map!

Edited, Nov 30th 2009 6:16am by StackError

Edited, Nov 30th 2009 6:28am by StackError
Loc of Herbalist
# May 24 2009 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
I swam all the way down until I found what I believe is the Herbalist's hut - it's near the zone out, LOC +155, +35

I was right - that's the loc & I killed him solo & he dropped the herb! YESSSS!

Edited, May 24th 2009 11:22pm by Nenyagumba
# Apr 03 2008 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Took my lvl 55 necro there today. The Dizork herbalist was there, killed him, and Grand herbalist spawned next. Very easy kill with a lvl 55 necro and 58 pally. Dropped the herb right away.
Drexel's Epic Walk Thru !
# Oct 04 2007 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Cheers Mate ! Stellar walk thru. And yes, the Chardok tunnel is most-superb!

My Experience
# Jul 06 2007 at 6:53 AM Rating: Decent
Well based on reading the other posts I would say I got pretty lucky on this one. I got the Manisi Herb last night (July 5th, 2007) with a raid force of 16 toons (by the way, 16 people is way overkill, but with 2 previous attempts of 6 people, failed attempts i might add, whipped at hut, we figured to be on the safe side) comprised almost completely of fellow guild mates of 'Unobjectionable Tag' we arrived at the herbalist hut to find the grandmaster waiting for us. Killed him with no trouble and also no herb on him. Next spawn was again the grandmaster and he indeed dropped the herb that we had worked so hard for! Now just a few more full raid forces to kill mobs in Lake and retrieve items from Plane of Fear, Plane of Hate, and Plane of Sky..... great, sounds like.... fun. Sorry to bother you fellow UTag members, but there is much more work to be done.
this part is Bull*&^^
# Dec 30 2006 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
176 posts
Killed PH about 700 times and not one mansi herb.This is really ****** me off now!Oh and not even the grand showed its fat *** ugly face!

Edited, Dec 30th 2006 6:38pm by mfly
this part is Bull*&^^
# Feb 11 2007 at 5:22 AM Rating: Default
no Grand ...
# Nov 23 2006 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Well - 6 hours, all PHs, not one spawn. I am beginning to think this is broken.
Soloing this spawn
# Oct 05 2006 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
For everyone, like me, who didn't get this done before pet pulling was nerfed, this can still be soloed pretty easily. Best strategy I found was to lev above the little lake next to the halls of betrayal zone line, and make sure you can see inside the hut from where you're floating. Either hit him with some sort of aggro spell, or hit one of the adds around him with snare. You'll probably get 3-4 adds depending on what's up. Run over to the HoB zone and when he gets close to you, snare him. Zone in to HoB, wait about 30-40 seconds, zone back, and he should be sitting there by himself. Rinse and repeat with PHs until the real one spawns.

You could probably just FD instead of zoning, but I found that since a lot of his adds are spellcasters, I tended to have my FD broken since they continue to cast after you feign. Good luck.
grand herbalist
# Aug 05 2006 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
He is on a 16min timer like the rest of the zone, the herb is not rare, not common, just uncommon.
A level 65+ necro could hold the spot easily, under that it depends on the skill of the necro and on his gear.
# Jul 02 2006 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
Okies, firstly , he is not a 1hr spawn.. i have had him spawn now 4 times in a row, but no herb yet cry...

Had some idiot come and train me and my entire group(alts) and with 15+ mobs.. hasted etc was way too many for me to care to try to take..

Came back and he was up again

Swords/Ring no herb yet..

Common gimpy mob.. glad its spawning but common.
Manisi Herb Question
# Dec 19 2005 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Is the manisi herb a common drop?
# Sep 18 2005 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
solo'd him and his ph's tonight, level 60 with 18 AA's and virtue (definately need virtue)... took 2 pops before he dropped it... 18 min spawn time... easy to single pull, just use the level 48 pet spell and pull him to the Halls of Betrayl zone in with it, you won't get any aggro...

thanks to Fcseven for the instruction and aid ;)

Sage Morodeth
60 Necro
Seventh Hammer/Lanys
getting there is half the fun
# Sep 13 2005 at 1:01 AM Rating: Default
169 posts
went through the main gate all the way to the 2nd location of bridges where the ancient guardian spawns, dropped off the edge and went through the waterfall to the herbalist room. lotsa mobs, was me (63 necro) and my 70 cleric pal, nothin but the spawn time =/
sheryl/ mith marr
Mob specs?
# Jul 23 2005 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Can anyone give me more detailed info on this mobs specs... hit points, how much damage he does and such? any info would be greatly appreciated.
manis herb
# Mar 18 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Can be soloed by 70 nec.....killed 3 ph's before he popped.....dropped herb 1st time.
Was fun getting there,and ended up having to fight 2-4 mobs a few times.

Did'nt have much of a tactic once i was in room....just attacked the center mob ( ph or grand herbalist )....hit with dark nightmare 1st, got aggro and just kept soulspiking while pet was on adds.
Would'nt advise this tactic though unless u have lots of aa's etc.
manis herb
# Dec 17 2008 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
Idk I got there place hlder for hours Solo the whole time Pet and myself
only lvl 71 and 390 aa 11 k mana pull unbuffed (gear only) mobs to fight even at 5 at a time were very gimp rofl.
3 hours though still no name boooooooooooooo.
# Feb 19 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Good God!!! Is there a READABLE map ANYWHERE???? Or a link that works to get to this guy?? EQ Atlas used to have a good map till they went and changed it:(

Edited, Sat Feb 19 08:43:14 2005
RE: MAP!!???
# Feb 22 2005 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
166 posts
I've gone ahead and modified my necro epic scrapbook to add fully annotated maps of Chardok useful for finding the Grand Herbalist Mak'ha. Please check it out.


Edited, Jan 3rd 2012 8:16am by DrexelNecromancer
# Feb 14 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
166 posts
I finished my epic last week (Feb 8, 2005) and put together a scrapbook full of details that aren't generally found in this or other walk throughs. I hope you find it entertaining and/or useful.

Wayfarers of Veeshan

Edited, Jan 3rd 2012 8:17am by DrexelNecromancer
# Aug 01 2006 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Thanks alot Drex,Really helped... esp. the map in chardok and screenshots really helped to.. Great job musta took awhile to
RE: details
# Jul 12 2005 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
Not only did your walk thru inform it also entertained! Excellent work Drex and the screenshot's were great. I'm only now starting the epic chase with my 57nec and found your walkthru so very helpfull.
Thank you for your time and much effort to bring the epic hunt to life in such a colorfull manner.

Sofurious Anger Sign of One

Muuadib Shadomaus Sign of One

Your wife nags YOU for 2097 points of damage.
Your wife nags YOU for 3689 points of damage.
Your wife begins to cast a spell.
Your eardrums explode.
Your wife has screamed at YOU for 45096 points of non melee damage.
You have been disciplined by your wife!
returning to home point...
LOADING PLEASE W..... *A power cable has been unplugged. Entering ESM(Easy Sleep Mode)
RE: details
# Apr 18 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Wow, thank you Drex. necro's click that link!
RE: details
# Mar 07 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
172 posts
Rate up! Helped me alot on my epic and kept me from falling asleep through some of the boring parts. Good guide.
Easy camp
# Nov 22 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
Been camping this guy for a few days now and it is extremely to solo for necro at 69... this can be done at 65 as well as long as u have CoB or Lost Soul... Have screaming terror up and mez the 2 that stand next to herbalist... kill herb with pet with an occasional DoT.. it takes patience but you can break the spawn... I had each spawn separated by about 5 mins each and made camp super easy for pet to solo almost... Hasn't dropped herb yet but have killed about 4 Grand Herbalists, have gotten sarnak parrying dagger, jiva spell, and various trade skill stuff
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Altered Pop time?
# Aug 21 2004 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
6 posts
Went in today on with my guild and fought our way down.. He wasnt up.. so we cleared the immediate area. nothing... cleared again.. he popped... killed him easy... 2 clears he poppped... attempting 3rd time... all in all was about 30 mins pop time..have to wait and see :)
Blanqed 70 Hunter
Guild Master- Per Veneratio
Turalyon Horde
Some things to note.
# Jul 23 2004 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
1. Take the "back route" to get to him. From just near the exit of the zone back to Burning Woods DMF and then walk back to the zone so you are about 100 feet off the ground. You can enter a tunnel there that is MUCH easier to follow than trying to go through the mainentrance.

2. Did this with only two people. Me, 56 Necro with so-so gear, and 65 BL wiht good gear and over 300 AA. We made an awesome team. I tap and Bond of Death Duration tap and heal him with Shadowbound. Pets were pure carnage. Just mind your pulls. We had two bad pulls but managed them. He swapped mobs to hold agro. I kept him alive with heals and taps. Pets added the DPS to get mobs down. I used the Monk Pet.

3. It takes 2 hours to get him to spawn (or more) and he has the freaking herb about 1 time in 4. DEAL WITH IT. He is an even con at 56. He tends to have one 56 even con friend pop with him.
Get to the Herb House (6) on map and clear everything near it. Respanw is not too bad but clear the room before you touch the house. Room, House, Room ,House, Wash Rinse Repeat for 6 hours.

Good hunting. If on Rathe send me a tell I will gladly help you get to the location if you can get a group that is competent together. I may gate off after we get there but I will show you the way gladly.
Rathe Server
Woot 1st try
# Jul 05 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
OMG I am one happy Necro. I (64 Necro Ally in Chardock) was heading to Chardock B with my Druid (65 Amiable in Chardock), noticed he was up and jumped for joy. Of course had to figure out how the heck to pull. That was actually made very easy since Chardock B is right there. Had my druid pull him with snare (lasts long time) and zone since he pulled about 4-5 adds. Each time this guy would get closer to Char B and the adds less and less, so that at last he could just be attacked.

Well sent in pet and Dot'd the heck out of him, and Druid healed pet about 6-7 times during fight, and of course got very luck and he dropped Epic piece.

Eclipsse 68 Druid
Vvicked 70 Rogue
Reapermoon 67 Necro (semi - retired)
Cold Fury
Quellious Server
New Drop
# May 18 2004 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Dropped "Flake of Lodestone" tonight - used in tradeskills
Just a few pointers
# May 11 2004 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Just got the drop off this guy, me a 65 necro, and a person boxing a 60 chanter and 65 cleric did it easy. Ph was there, killed it, next spawn was Grand Herbalist, dropped the manisi herb.. game over... stuff around the herbalist dropped decent stuff and some kunark spells. Try to clear out the junk from around the hut before pulling the hut, and when we tried to paci the herbalists sidekicks right next to him, they still came when we tried to single pull him.. so suggest pacifying him and pulling them first. Also when i pulled him, the sidekicks dispelled my snare.

Thats about all the info i have.. good luck to you all on this.
# Mar 19 2004 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Soloed him last nite. Have a mage CoTH you to the safe spot by Char B. I was able to pull this mob last and all the placeholders with a 56 monk pet! I pet pulled a boatload of mobs to the charB zoneline. Did a Layhands on pet...Rooted Herbalist and zoned. Wait 60 seconds zonback in and Wha La!! Hes all alone Its almost the same strategy as killing the Freeport Captain Valon(Soulfire)
# Jan 02 2004 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
452 posts
Ok me and my buddy camped this last night. I boxed a 65 cleric and 55 paladin, he played his 65 necro. Our gear is ok, not super or anything. Overall a fun camp and pretty easy to pull & hold using pacify and being careful. Monsters are low 50 to 56 or so, shaman sarnak and warrior dogs. Some interesting little drops and also decent cash drops. We just camped in the herb hut and left the placeholder's body there for a timer. He is over 55 so the corpse stays 30 minutes so you can just watch the timer on it and when it gets to 12 the new one will pop.

It is important to try and keep the area clear of sarnak as they buff the dogs and heal monsters you are fighting in the hut. Also, if you don't have a slower make sure you dispell the monsters if they have been buffed, there is a HUGE difference in DPS if they are buffed.

Now the annoying part, we must have camped 20 cycles of this room, got 3 Grand Herbie pops.. two sarnak parrying daggers and one jade meditation hoop. ANNOYING!! The guy is pretty rare in a remote dungeon and remote room of the dungeon and rarely drops the correct herb!! Just EVIL!

I did make it halfway thru 55 though so wasn't a total loss 8)

# Oct 25 2003 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Finished a 7 hour camp with him only popping 3 times. He never dropped the herb.

Did a second 4 1/2 hour raid. He was up when we got there. Didn't drop it. Waited 4 hours and he finally popped again. Guess what, he didn't drop it again.
# Jul 30 2003 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
just being nit picky. name is Grand Herbalist Mak'ha. not mah'ka =)

least that's what im lookin at.
RE: name
# Oct 06 2003 at 2:13 AM Rating: Default
104 posts
Grand Herbalist Mak`ha, not Mak'ha.
nice map of chardok
# May 30 2003 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
This map looks much better than any I have seen so far, wqould have helped if I found it BEFORE I went to chardok for this guy hehe. We killed him with 9ppl all 55+, had no probs even when we did get adds, bard took care of all of em for us, he also handled single pulling Grand Herbalist. All in all was a fun night, we got him after 2 PHs but he only droppped some rune and the parrying blade.
Pain, but we took him
# Dec 15 2002 at 10:29 PM Rating: Good
78 posts
My guild and I went and camped this guy for about 4 hours today. The pulls down there are real tough even for a monk to get them split.
Usually had 2-3, not really a problem with a 52nd and 56th level chanter along.
Druids charming the dog creatures didn't hurt either.
We actually only had high level druids for healers :LOL, but other then the Monk didn't have a death, and I was able to rezz him the one time he died.
We were just about to give up and call it, when he popped and we took him out super easy.
Dropped the herb and I'm on to the next part of my epic.
Found really good info in the chat area of
It has some nice info and one of the messages there has a link that has a good map to the Herbilist area
Atheenon(68th level Necromancer,Torvon Server)
RE: Pain, but we took him
# Feb 24 2003 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This was very helpful. I was finally able to get down to him. The map on the link was perfect. We even got him after 2 or 3 PH's. Sad thing was he didnt drop herb 8-(. However, we had a lvl 60 pally that was able to run in and pacify everything - after that, single pulling was a breeze (too bad we didnt try it b4 we got wiped the first time, lol). Anyway - I got some good info for my next trip down and it should be fairly easy to camp again. Good luck.
"Life is too serious to be taken seriously, so lighten up!"
pain in the rear
# Nov 22 2002 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
camped him for four hours last night and all we kept seeing was the place holder, a dizok herbalist. the respawn time on the ph is eighteen minutes not eight. was a good grind though, got 1.5 bubs of yel exp, it was nice= ) anyone know any tricks to getting him to pop? or is it all just luck of the draw = )
#jandk, Posted: Jul 31 2002 at 2:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hello everyone i am a very hhappy merchant today thanks to the new system gui i went in with no tolans and 1400pp and came out with 4 tolans pieces and this beauty for only 1k i luv it and this is made much better due to the fact i have FBSS Woot happy dance ok.
the mansini plant
# Jun 12 2002 at 2:54 AM Rating: Default
the mansini plant is a part of the necro epic quest
also drops
# Mar 03 2002 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
got a small manisi plant from him today. right clickable summon some kind of plant that acts like bandages. pretty sweet item.
need a map
# Jan 29 2002 at 6:56 AM Rating: Default
could someone post where to find a map to this zone please
This guy is hard to pull solo
# Jan 06 2002 at 7:55 PM Rating: Excellent
3 posts
Killed him a couple times to help necros out for epic. He is a single spawn in Herb House! When pulled you will get at least 2 adds that are hard to split even w/ a monk. There is a safe spot to pull to down there by a iksar slave forget name. You have 8 min spawn times in this area so you have to kill fast or you will have respawns on you! He hits for around 150 to 180 and gates at 5% so seive him and stun when he gets low if he gates get ready for a fun CR!
Manisi Herb
# Dec 23 2001 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
8 posts
Killed this guy in the mines today and he dropped the no drop, lore "Manisi Herb" which is used for the Necromancer Epic Quest! (at least I hope it is the right herb, correct me if I'm wrong)

Does this mob replace the royal sarnak herbalist since the Chardok revamp or something? he is found in the mines, in a house surounded by 7 Apprentice Herbalists...


RE: Manisi Herb
# Mar 04 2002 at 10:07 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
yes, this is the new supply of manisi herb. **** VI... takes a good group to do... fast repops, lvl 50+ mobs
--Mortaelia Ex'Mortum
Necromancer of Lanys T'Vyl
RE: Manisi Herb
# Apr 30 2002 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I believe you should be thanking VI for this change. Now it takes only one group to get to him, as opposed to the full Chardok Royals raid force and the off-chance that the royal herbalist was up. Now you get a chance that he pops every 8 minutes. This is an awesome place just to go and get exp with the right group.
56th Level Heretic
Soul Cadre
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 04 2001 at 1:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this guy is acually lvl 27 lol i beat him wit a 27 warrior easy P
RE: parrying blade
# Dec 17 2001 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
You couldn't get 30 steps past the zone in point in Chardok with a 27 Warrior... Quit posting BS
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