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Gnoll Slayer [Intermediate]  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 6 Dmg Bonus: 30
Bane DMG: Gnoll +5
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Submitted By:Durgo
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:20:16
Page Updated:Tue Aug 1st, 2017
Planes of Power Item

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is the result of a quest.

Quests: This item is used in quests.
Qeynos Hills

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Gnolls not gnolling right.
# Jun 06 2015 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Fun fact: The gnolls in Highpass with the new models, aren't actually flagged as gnolls. I get the bane damage in places like Blackburrow, but not there. When you go from hitting for 22 to hitting 12, it's hard not to see. Going to petition, see if it'll get fixed.
Da gnolly
# Jun 12 2004 at 9:35 AM Rating: Good
Hehehe I got lost in this place real bad and then he just aggro'd Me so I smite him with me dual weapons den he just drops little baby joseph sayer and I thinkin' that I dunt wanna take care of a baby so I plop it in da bank :) GWAHAHAHA I have stolen your stolen baby joseph from da evil gnolly and I shall leave it crying in the bank!!!! Ok Im going to do the quest now so buhbye
# Jun 10 2004 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
Lord Elegnub is actually on a cycle. He spawns about 3 or 4 times every 4 or 5 hours. I'm not sure on specifics, though.

Killingmachina, level 39 druid
Lupinwolf, level 39 ranger
Hlandro, level 31 cleric
all faithful member of 'Knights of the Moon'
# Sep 15 2017 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
862 posts
This is incorrect information. You have to kill the snakes in the snake pit. They are his placeholders. When you kill the last placeholder, he will spawn. He does not just appear while the snakes are still there.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Lord Elgnub spawned twice in a row.
# Feb 25 2003 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
Tonight, 2/25...I was PL'ing my newbie Frog Paladin w/ my 36 naked druid. =) Well this dude spawned w/o warning in the snake pit. I knew him to be rare so I camped the frog for safety and then killed him w/ the druid. I logged the frog back in (lvl 7 Paladin) and looted the baby. I fought a few more things in the pit and then he spawned AGAIN. I killed him again w/ the druid and this time let the druid loot it. I just got my two intermediary gnoll slayers. Not a bad item for my new twink. =)
# Jan 24 2003 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
Since this wpn is no drop and only has two charges, is there a way to recharge it? A quest maybe? Or like recharging tinkered items with batteries? Summon companion is really awesome for any noncaster types and would be even more awesome if the Gnoll Slayer could somehow be recharged.

Hethataketh Keepeth
31 Rogue
<Iron Legends>
Rodcet Nife
RE: Charges
# Mar 01 2003 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
862 posts
Uhhh....this item has no charges. You have to complete the quest in Split Paw to get the enchanted version which has the wolf pet summon. And no, I don't believe it can be recharged.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Gnoll Slayer
# Nov 29 2002 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
With the help of a higher level friend, I was able to get the sword. I don't care what anyone says, it's a kick *** weapon in my rogue's off hand, PLUS the bane damage to gnolls makes it well worth it when used in Blackburrow or in Paw. It IS a magical item now, and a no drop. I will continue to use this weapon against gnolls for many levels to come. As for spawning the Lord, for those of you who say you have to clear all of BB...I say BAH! It wasn't cleared when the Lord popped for me. I believe he's a combination of random and forced, and I think to force him you must first talk to Sawyer in the hills. Tranixx has nothing to do with his spawn either. He's just another forced spawn looking for revenge.
Elgnub Spawn
# Oct 17 2002 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
Back when I did this the first part of this easy quest with my rogue for kicks, to spawn Elgnub I had to hail the farmer in the house in Qeynos Hill and he told me about Gnoll Slayer and a smart Gnoll that would steal his child. About 2 hours later Elgnub would spawn in the pit room, didn't have to kill any other kobolds. Thats how it was when I tried it a month or two ago, I doubt it would have changed since then...

Hananar Surestrike 46 Rogue
Hannsome Sonuvagun 40 Shadow Knight
<Imperial Might>
Intermediery correction
# Oct 16 2002 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
Just so all know the intermediery gnoll bane sword is now no drop and has gnoll bane DMG of 5. Gonna try MQing this in a few days hopefully and will post here if sucessful. (updated pic sent in)

Gyan Fyrehart
51 wiz of Xegony
triggered spawn
# Aug 04 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
I dont have the gnoll slayer but am thinking of doing this quest with a freind of mine.
I heard about this quest by simple accident while i was yelling across zone for free sows..... got a tell from a level 35 ranger who was donig this quest asking me if i was near the cottage there in qey hills ...he asked me to talk to the sayer guy there to help trigger a spawn for him...upon asking about it found out it was for this quest and he actually did get the gnoll to spawn that holds the baby..... was cool I thought...but I think he had the right idea if you choose to do this quest...go into bb and camp the area, have someone trigger the spawn.... cause that seemed to be the best way to kill the random spawning specifically if your after this gnoll..... I talked to the man and it worked....the guy that was doing the quest recieved what he wanted to Whooott to him hope he finishes it.

Calane SteadFast
<order of the black rose>
Rathe server
22nd season warrior
RE: triggered spawn
# Oct 06 2002 at 1:47 AM Rating: Good
Good story, but the gnoll in question "Lord Elgnub" is not a triggered spawn.
RE: triggered spawn
# Jul 14 2003 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
ok newb, Lord Elgnub is a triggered spawn bud. you talk to the guy in the hut, "Marton Sayer," all the way though until he mentions the baby and giving up the gnoll slayer for the baby. 1/2 an hour (30 mins) later, Lord ELgnub will spawn in the snake pit of Blackburrow. he is not rare since he is triggered.. I think he is nerfed since my 51 rogue couldnt get him to spawn himself, but when my other alts talk to him, he always spawns.
RE: triggered spawn
# Aug 26 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
Well, i've spent many a alts life in a few levels in BB and Lord Elgnub basically just spawns every 30 mins, not really triggered that i know of, but he spawns in the same spot no matter what in about 30 mins, if he doesn't pop then it'll be in another 30 mins. Not a triggered spawn from what i've seen.
# Jul 08 2002 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
Killed this gnoll twice tonight. Picked him off as he was running a fellow to the zone and again while clearing some lower rooms. Time between kills was about 5 minutes. He was an even con to me at 23 and a caster so don't wait to long to find the zone line if your all alone and can't play dead. Gotta love Feign Death.
# Jun 16 2002 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
I have the completed version of the Gnoll Slayer on Eci as of June 14, 2002. I am the first person on Eci with it, not sure about the rest of the servers. The stats are as follows...

Gnoll Slayer
(2) Charges
15 Damage 40 Delay
10 Bane Damage Vs. Gnolls
Effect:Companion Spirit

(also a nice bright light source)

If you dont believe me or want confirmation send a tell in-game or send me an email at --
Getting Lord Elgnub To Spawn
# May 06 2002 at 3:28 AM Rating: Good
First off, those of you who say this item sucks.. just shut up and go back to twinking your character up beyond humanly possible. Fact, This item against gnolls has great damage ratio output. This is indeed an 11/28 sword againest Gnolls.... it hits for 12-15 on normal creatures, hits for 28-33 on Gnolls.
The second version of this sword is also good by itself and Excellent on gnolls. 25/40 is equal to the Wurmy AND to top it off.. the +25 SV Posion is a GREAT item to take with you on raids for higher levels. I dare anyone to look at Secondary equipable swords at around the level 30 and see if anything pops up with an SV Posion even close to this rating.... you won't find it.
I'm tired of hearing people ***** about how bad this sword is when in reality.. its Free with the exception of the wait on spawn times AND the bonus of a pet summon just add's to the fun of it.
Is this item GREAT? no.. Is this item good.. Yes.. Is this item obtainable? YES even with a minimal group. And for someone around level 25 looking to level up in SK at the spires.. Hey.. this basic sword will get you through to the levels high enough to venture into Split Paw itself to obtain the pieces to finish the quest.

Ok.. now to the Clues to Spawning Lord Elgnub. I camped the Elite room and the Commander room for more than 3 hours with no such luck getting this pesky gnoll to spawn. But after a helpful PC told me to kill off all the Elites in Blackburrow to get him to spawn.. I set off to finish this difficult task. With the help of a level 40 Necro and his pet and a level 16 cleric (me being level 30) we managed to clear out every single Elite and Commander in the joint. Ohh I must mention that before we did this, I headed over to Sayer's house and hailed him to set the quest in motion. After I returned and the joint was cleared of the High level gnolls.. Trannixx Darkpaw Spawns and shouts out that he wants revenge ... yadda yadda. At that exact second, Elgnub Spawned in the Spike pit with the two snakes.
Now I don't know if his spawn is timed with Trannixx's Spawn and shout of death.. but I'm willing to bet it is. The coinecedance is too great.
I would love to do this quest again with a few guild members to help kill all the elites just to see if this Theory works. But killing all the elites DID work for me.
RE: Getting Lord Elgnub To Spawn
# Jun 03 2002 at 5:35 AM Rating: Good
I don't think it is linked to tranixx. I am also sure that it is not on a set timer, although it could be random. I was in Blackburrow today. Someone else was taking down elgnub when I arrived, I watched. They killed and looted I decided I would come back later to camp him (as a 21 ranger) but as I was walking out I checked track and he had spawned again. This was less than five minutes after he had been killed, and Blackburrow was fairly empty at the time. It is possible that at the exact moment he was killed someone killed the last remaining elite causing him to respawn, but that seems like a longshot. Personally I don't care, I have my weapon and for a 22 ranger (untwinked) in the off hand it is pretty nice to take on gnolls with.
RE: Getting Lord Elgnub To Spawn
# Jun 11 2002 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
Me and a friend were factioning up in bb when i ran across him. I am lvl 32 necro and lvl 27 monk. We were killing every thing in sight. Tranix did not spawn but Lord did. It seems to me that u have to kill alot of gnolls to get him to spawn, The theroy bout the elites may be right.
RE: Getting Lord Elgnub To Spawn
# May 19 2002 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
Not related to Tranixx that I know of. Had Elgnub spawn without Tranixx showing his stupid head.
more info
# Apr 20 2002 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
I'd just like to add that it is NoDrop, and Lord Elgnub the gnoll you need to kill for this quest is 23 and he is a shadow knight who starts out with his 200 somthing hp harms touch, he is kinda rare and he spawns in the snake pit next to the door that doesn't open, and he doesnt seem to hang out long.
RE: more info
# Apr 25 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, it's no drop... but I've taken Elgnub out a few times now. First time, he was 23 (231 HT)... next time was light blue at 35 and he popped in at 25 (251 point HT). Haven't seen him any higher or lower.

As for the rarity of the spawn... I'm curious if he's triggered by following the dialogue with Marton. Has anyone tested this?
RE: more info
# Apr 29 2002 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
I dont know if this is a trigger, but every time i have been there and all the gnolls from the second lvl have been killed. I see the lord pop. This might be a coincidence or maybe not.
okay wep for lower lvls
# Mar 23 2002 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
well i jsut got this wep... was 6/28 +5dmgbane, im only lvl11 bard but i saw this guy and knew of the quest.
so i got my bro to log in and kill him =) hes lvl41 bard also, one he killed him (was a caster and took about 2hp bubs of my bro, so hes pritty hard - dam under conend mages) well any way i handed in the baby and got this wep.
aint to bad for a newb..
you said they added the "bane dmg" in lucin.. well if they bothered to twink the wep up with the dmg add vs gnolls im sure they fixed the quest..
well will try finish it with my bro, will post any info i find with screen shots =)

oh btw if any ones got any info on it (not the BS stuff i have been reading.. plz send it to
# Mar 21 2002 at 5:26 AM Rating: Default
This quest and item was upgraded with Luclin.
Itīs now magic and have Bane DMG to Gnolls.
just so you know
# Jan 10 2002 at 9:25 PM Rating: Default
I have the gnoll eye needed for this quest if anyone has the gnollhide tome or the sword itself (crappy version) I want them will pay just sent me an email
Anyone w/ Luclin have this?
# Jan 03 2002 at 3:44 AM Rating: Default
If so, was curious if it has bane dmg bonus vs gnolls now maybe? It should in my opinion. Please post if u have any info
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 07 2001 at 10:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) BRoken!
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 07 2001 at 10:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) BRoken!
Got it this morning
# Aug 20 2001 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Hi all,
I got this sword this morning and wanted to share how I did it. First, I cleared out the Elite room and then made my way to the commanders room. I cleared this room and then made my way to level two [-80,-100] and cleared this spawn; usually an elite gnoll guard or sometimes a splitpaw commander. Second, I went back to the elite room and voila a gnoll shaman, cleared the room and headed back to commanders room. Low and behold another gnoll shaman and I cleared that room. Then, I went back to second level and cleared that spawn again; wasn't a gnoll shaman (. Third, I went back to elite room and woohoo a gnoll high shaman. I put the smack down on him and headed to pit. Boom! Lord Elgnub. Hope this helps. I think the key is the three spawn areas. Good hunting
as for being worthless
# Aug 19 2001 at 3:03 PM Rating: Default
I will say this again here. For those that think these items are worthless. Think about this for once. Most quests at these lvls arent going to get you great items or coin. It's just not going to happen. Second..the reason for most quests at lower lvls are for FACTION BUILDING...plain and simple and very important as well. I feel the most important. So I say if the faction is not needed for for that quest and its an average or below average item.. simply dont do the quest. If it does however work toward your epic, you should do it. Especially at lower lvls.. you get xp and faction instead of waiting til your way to high lvl and then have to drudge through a mundain quest to build faction. I know there are many ways to build faction, but there is nothing wrong with doing quests and killing mobs to raise it.
Just a thought and comment.

Aamadanae Whirlwind
45th Paladin
#Anonymous, Posted: May 26 2001 at 5:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok i had to post again didnt see this guys dumb post. SPAWN EVERY 5 months YA F-ING RIGHT are you that much of a fool thats the most bogus thing i have ever heard OMG. S T U P I D!
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 11 2001 at 1:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You are so stupid to think that just because someone was misinformed makes pvp own everything. the only thing you own is one hell of a messed perception on life.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 26 2001 at 5:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok I just had to post this weapon sux dont waste your time. 6/28 I mean common thats bairly better than a rusty 1h. ROFL and it doubles vs gnols WOW who cares gnols suck any how. So dont waste your time with this item go lvl and make yourself productive :P
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