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Tropical Melon  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
This is a meal!
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Food
Food Duration:Meal(20)
Submitted By:Fleven
Lucy Entry By:Zair
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 04:09:36
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Ruins of Kunark Item

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 40

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Timorous Deep

Quests: This item is used in quests.
Used in 1 recipe.
Recipe list - Premium only.

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all over the Aviak Isle
# Jan 03 2014 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
269 posts
There are about 7 or 8 Harvester spawns of these around the Aviak Island. The melon seems to be very rare. Killed 30 or so and haven't seen one. Also, these things seem to take my Razor-backed Backstab at full capacity between 8000 and 16000 damage. The ones that run at low health I just let go cause they are way too fast to chase (immune to snare).
# May 08 2013 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
5175.33, 1141.74, 10.94
6528.84, 2071.12, 0.78
5961.87, 1815.51, 112.25

someone said they saw some in the ocean, i did too but it was one and it was was down by the island you zone in on from BB, i could target it but couldnt hit, kept saying too far away. These are the only 3 i could find, if i missed any i am sorryxD. they are in the island farthest NW of the map. While in between cycles run to the other side of the same island and kill skellys on the mountain side for your 2 rums, respawn for spirocs are 10 mins... good luck Smiley: sly

Edited, May 8th 2013 8:07pm by hdoan
the melon
# May 14 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
To get this for my rogue's 1.5, I took her and my 73 druid over and camped the rogue. I cast Annul Magic on each mob a few times and then DOTed them to death with my druid. Got the melon drop on about the 4th one.
my tale
# Feb 28 2009 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
Just went to get these on test server, couldn't find a single one, asked a ranger friend to come out they were all underwater in a straight line off the corner of the box, ranger used taunt to get agro and we kill all 9 of them no melons dropped but we went back to the land and 1st one we killed there had the illusive melon.
Do yourself a favor.
# Jun 27 2008 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
When you are at a level where you can get experience off these mobs, do it. This way you kill 2 birds for one melon.

Take quite a bit of time and I wish you luck.
# Mar 13 2008 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
Little note to anyone trying to camp this Tropical Melon. It doesnt drop often. But, aside from that, ITS A MEAL. Yes, if you leave it in your top bag (like I did by accident) it will be eaten. Then goodbye hours of camping, lol. Be Careful.
# Jun 24 2007 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
Me and a rogue budy went after these. Killed a good 10 of the harvester's and got nada. Good luck to thoes after us.
Stupid People bother me....
BS tactic
# Sep 20 2006 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
got mine in like 3th kill. when they're like 21% hp stop attack and wait for backstab to pop and then and then wack the ***** as soon as it runs. I saw some of them cast spells and I BS's it at 23'ish HP when it started to cast and killed it instantly

GJ with the fruit =)
# Aug 28 2006 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
unless they changed the drop rate of this or I just got really luck killed 1 cycle and the next cycle the first 2 mobs droped 1.
Sooo Annoying
# Aug 14 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent

I officially hate this camp. I got luckier than some, but it still sucked. 2 hours of slaughter with no drops, then suddenly got 2 of them in a row.

Anyways, make sure you kill the harvestors before they can cast sow (or whatever) on themselves. When they run at 20% it is darn near impossible to catch them. For several during the cycle break-in, I ended up running behind them while ranging them down since I couldn't catch up to them. They are also super-resistant to just about everything. So forget the spine breaks / snare procs.

Also, these guys seemed to be innately vulnerable to backstab damage. Actual damage done by my backstabs was always greater than it should have been. Like I had a crit message for 4000-ish, but the actual damage done was 17k. That being said, it is fairly easy to 1-shot these guys if ya get lucky (especially with daggerfall / razorarc).

Sometimes they have a habbit of dying "in" in the mountains. This happened to me twice. I used the necrotic divining device to target the corpse, and tried /loot, but I always got the out of range message.

The only thing that made this camp even remotely bearable was that I got somewhere between 2-3% AA xp per solo kill. Which isn't bad for mobs that can be killed with one well-placed backstab.

Anyways, good luck on this camp. It can really suck.

Edited, Aug 14th 2006 at 1:53pm EDT by yavin

Edited, Aug 14th 2006 at 1:56pm EDT by yavin
very rare
# Sep 27 2005 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
I was there for 5 hours tonight...endless cycles...and still no drop.
Buanu Connoy
Champions of Norrath
# Oct 17 2004 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
145 posts
on 6th or 7th cycle now, still no luck.

Don't forget to have food early in your inventory so you don't eat it by mistake.
# Oct 10 2004 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
This, my friends, is not a common drop. Been here for 2 hours. On the 5th cycle now
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