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Permafrost Crystals  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 0 gp 1 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 05:20:55
Page Updated:Sat Sep 10th, 2022

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 20pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is a ground spawn.


This item is found on creatures.


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Plane of Knowledge
Quest Name
The Frozen Crystal

Used in 4 recipes.
Recipe list - Premium only.

Ground spawn at the following locations: 271, 6, 2 (down the ramp, left through the first door, then right behind a door in a dead-end room); 312, 173, 2 (west from the previous location, then hug the right wall to find ti in the area of the broken walls); 467, 363, -40 (in the pit with wolves); 277, 433, -40 (in the pit with wolves); 260, -15, -26 (far east in the wolf pit, then south and up a level - two in there); 410, 330, 16 (west from the archaeologist, around the bridge and curved path).

Uploaded February 11th, 2017 by Drewinette
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Goblin Patriarch
# Sep 09 2022 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
7 posts
Looted from a Goblin Patriarch in Permafrost.
Also drops from...
# Jan 24 2015 at 5:53 AM Rating: Excellent
1,738 posts
Also drops from the goblin miner summoned by Eichvul.
Map Coordinates
# Aug 26 2012 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
2,689 posts
P 16.7530, -260.5837, -27.9980, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -363.2994, -467.1427, -41.9667, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -432.6636, -276.9767, -41.9667, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -332.4503, -412.4654, 14.0020, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -173.4500, -313.5611, 0.0020, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -7.5808, -275.0196, 0.0020, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -104.9431, -321.0027, -19.9980, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc

Copy and Paste these to permafrost_2.txt in your Everquest maps directory.

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Map Coordinates
# Sep 20 2013 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
1,283 posts
Here's an 8th one.

P 3.0000, -260.0000, -27.9980, 127, 0, 127, 2, pc
Locations for ground spawns
# Aug 26 2012 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
1,052 posts
found one at p271 x p6 x p2. if you come down the ramp and take the first left thorugh the first door - then turn right - its behind that door. a tiny little dead end room.
another at p312 x p173 x p2. same level obviously ( height at 2). if you head west from the first one and hug right wall its the first area where the walls are broken.
the posted locations from bgb may work for maps, but they sem to be reversed for /loc in game
another at p467 x p363 x n40 ( bgb posted P -363.2994, -467.1427, -41.9667, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc ). This one is in the pit with the wolves
another at p277 x p433 x n40 (bgb posted P -432.6636, -276.9767, -41.9667, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc ) also in the wolf pit
two in a small room far east in the wolf pit then south and up a level. p260 x n15 x n26 ( using 1 location for both )
and p410 x p330 x p16. not too far from archaeologist ( west but around the bridge and curved path)
new way to find
# Nov 30 2009 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
This is also a ground spawn in perma. It looks like a pile of ****.
new way to find
# Apr 15 2012 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
The One and Only Kuzain wrote:
This is also a ground spawn in perma. It looks like a pile of ****.

Confirmed... Ground spawn at loc +464, +365, -36

This is down in the wolf area below the Archeologist. They are NOT blue, they are brown, and what he said... They look like brown ****.
Think drops off all goblins in Perma
# Jun 11 2009 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
It just dropped off two goblins not on the list. A Goblin Prelate (as opposed to the priest) and An Ice Goblin.

I think it drops off any goblin in zone.
everfrost crystals
# Sep 21 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
130 posts
Drops off all goblins in Permafrost. There are also random ground spawns in Permafrost.
Also Drops off
# Sep 16 2008 at 4:50 AM Rating: Good
Drops off of a goblin priest in Permafrost Keep today.
# Oct 11 2007 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Just Got them to drop off of an icy terror. So seems they can drop off any mob inzone.
Kollin 105 Paladin
Solarios 105 Rogue
Anden 101 Cleric
Crenea 100 Magician
Farming these
# Oct 05 2007 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
319 posts
There are only three ice giant spawns in Everfrost Peaks, so this is not a great spot to get Permafrost Crystals.

In Everfrost Keep there are bunch of mobs that drop them. Seemingly any gobbie, or ice giant can drop them. I killed a few wolves, and cone dudes, but no blue treasures from them. There are also ground spawns which I chanced upon on occassion. The ground spawns look like a brown blob. Pretty obvious once you see them. The map coordinates can't be used as a /loc per my memory of the past. Maybe I should cut and paste the map spawn sites listed below into my map file for this zone, and then it would work (I hope).

The best drop rate was from gobbies in the jail area, where there are also a few ground spawns. But the jail gobbies quickly are killed, and all of the gobbies in the zone drop it, so just go hog wild killing gobbies. Who cares if Lady Vox or Nagafen hate you more? You don't need to be uber to farm the gobbies, but be prepared for adds. Some gobbies add and some will let you run right on by. The elites and maybe a few others near where the king spawns see invis, but no other gobbies or ice giants see invis. The cone dudes also see invis, but if you are fighting them, you are in the wrong place, and might be banished soon.

If you go for the ice giants, they are a little tougher, and run. The ice giants also have a wide visual aggro range. Stay away from where Lady Vox's room (which is kind of near the ice giants), because she banishes anyone over level 52 to Everfrost Peaks if they get too close to her lair.

I got a little over a stack of Permafrost crystals in a little over an hour.
There is no experience to be had here at all for a level 75.
Farming these
# Mar 02 2021 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
31 posts
Thank you,Del is right the best drop rate seems to be off the goblins in jail area,better than waiting for ground spawns.
# Dec 23 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
this also drops off of an elite goblin guard in permafrost, which isnt on the list.
Crystals DO still drop
# Dec 08 2006 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
I got these today off goblins in permafrost, so they do indeed still drop.
changes to permafrost
# Apr 11 2006 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
no more ice goblins or ice giants, only drakes and regular old gobbys, trying to see if drops are still the same will post info....
RE: changes to permafrost
# Jun 06 2006 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts

Permafrost Crystals still drop?


Edited, Tue Jun 6 02:05:30 2006
Ground spawns
# Feb 27 2005 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
Add this to your permafrost map for locs of

P 2.7450, -261.4126, -27.9980, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc
P 16.7530, -260.5837, -27.9980, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc
P -363.2994, -467.1427, -41.9667, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc
P -432.6636, -276.9767, -41.9667, 0, 0, 127, 1, pc
P -332.4503, -412.4654, 14.0020, 0, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -173.4500, -313.5611, 0.0020, 0, 0, 127, 2, pc
P -7.5808, -275.0196, 0.0020, 0, 0, 127, 2, pc

Also mobs in same area drop it fairly often.
Took an hour or so for 1 stack.

Edited, Sun Feb 27 10:42:59 2005
Ground spawns
# Jan 31 2011 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
edited due to incorrect information

Edited, Feb 1st 2011 12:48am by Jguran
RE: Ground spawns
# Mar 08 2005 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
Hrrrrm...I don't see any of these locations on the EQ Atlas map????
RE: Ground spawns
# Mar 11 2005 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
It looks like map coordinates and /loc's are
not the same.
Map coordinate -7, -275 is loc +275, +7.
DoN Half Elf Cultural
# Feb 21 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
These are also used in Dragons of Norrath Half-Elf cultural smithing at the Journeyman level

Infact im farming them right now
RE: DoN Half Elf Cultural
# Apr 02 2006 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
where are u farming them at
Not easy to get but they exist..
# Sep 28 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
I didn't think these existed but I finally got some tonight after a couple hours of killing. Gl to any of you going after these.

Edited, Tue Sep 28 23:50:08 2004
drop from an ice giant also
# Jul 05 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
Got one of these from "an ice giant" inside permafrost as well.
easy to find
# Apr 13 2004 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
I did not know anybody really wanted these until someone asked... came here to see that this item is popular.

I found 3 in about 2 minutes just go to permafrost and kill all goblins in sight
I give up for now
# Mar 15 2004 at 6:15 AM Rating: Default
SOE has done it again! this, words, rune, pages and any ore nolonger drop till they fix the bug. However if you need cloth caps this is the place to go you get about 5 caps to every 3 goblins till they fix the bug.
RE: I give up for now
# Apr 08 2004 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
Grabbed two Permafrost crystals in about 5 minutes today. maybe u just unlucky...
Permafrost Crystal
# Sep 20 2003 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
EQTraders list the Permafrost Crystal as a Ground Spawn in Timourous Deep and another place. has
anyone ever found a Permafrost Crystal as Ground
Spawn in Timourous?? If so what island or location
# Aug 26 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
114 posts
Any locs or rough area where this spawns?
RE: where?
# Oct 07 2003 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
I found two different ground spawns the other day around the Goblin Archeologist area in two different small indentations with a goblin at the same spot. They appear as a small black rock with reddish stripes, similar as a chunk of velium if held. Also the same appearance as the ground spawn items in Eastern Wastes in Velious.
Found on creatures?
# Nov 10 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Eqtraders sounds like this is a ground spawn. Is it both groundspawn and dropped?

I just found another page about it on Eqtraders. It is both dropped and groundspawn.

Edited, Sun Nov 10 21:27:45 2002
RE: Found on creatures?
# Nov 11 2002 at 6:45 AM Rating: Good
Aye dear -- still both a ground spawn and on the gobbies from time to time. A decent zone to hunt in in your low 20-30 range :-) Get yourself a 25% weight reduction bag while you are down there :-)
# May 14 2002 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Can be used by Shaman or Rouge to make dye for armor. See for info.
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