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Essence of Corruption  

WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

Item Lore:Found on a cursed animal
Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Polla Caust - In Via Damnum (Druzzil Ro)
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-08-18 06:28:16
Page Updated:Fri Jan 24th, 2020

Expansion: Seeds of Destruction Seeds of Destruction

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 80

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This item is found on creatures.


This item is used in quests.
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Bloody Kithicor
Quest Name
Purging the Corruption

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Old Commonlands
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spawn them yourself
# Jan 12 2010 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
238 posts
You can spawn the mutated etc mobs by just dragging them thru the purple smoke rings by the summoners. This transforms regular grey-con mobs into the ones you want to get the drops
Camp right near befallen
# Oct 14 2009 at 12:20 AM Rating: Default
68 posts
" Lochrin was right, they're from any cat/bear/spider that walks into the purple haze by the Obliteration summoner circles."

I found this to be true as well, if you stand in the desert area along the wall the tunnel is on. I set up camp just far enough back near befallen to not get agro from passing oblivion mobs. But close enough that I could see the set of oblivion casters turning the animals into essence droppers.

I used my dark reign necklaces but still got agro if I pulled the changed animals from too close to them. So, I waited till they were roaming before pulling. All in all, this trick helped me get four toons their last mission in about 45 minutes. Not bad at all.
Let's get lost, I know the way.. I've been there before.. ;)
Spawn trick
# Jul 30 2009 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Lochrin was right, they're from any cat/bear/spider that walks into the purple haze by the Obliteration summoner circles. So an easy trick to make more is to stand near those circles, pull mobs w/ taunt or weak spells, have them run accross the purple, boom, instant target mob. Stone not a common drop though.
Spawn trick
# Aug 04 2009 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Agree. I did not see a purple orb but that may because I have those types of graphics turned off. There is a static group of Oblivion mobs outside the Befallen zone. If a cat, beetle, spider or bear path's through them it will turn them to one of the mob types that will drop the essence.

Just run back and forth between Befallen the tunnel to the refuges. Mobs will path there. There are two other roaming groups along that wall that will turn mobs as well.

If you bring a mob to one of the groups to turn it, get ready to FD, fade or run for a zone line because the Oblivion mobs will agro.

I killed about 30 to 40 mobs over a 1.5 hour period and got 8 essences.

Happy hunting!

Lvl 85 Necromancer Brumelin Badassedness of Terris Thule
# Jul 11 2009 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
5 hours , 67 kills, 3 eesences (
Its easy and fast !!
# Mar 06 2009 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts

Near the entrance to Befallen is a group of "an Obliteration summoner" loc Neg 600, Pos 500 as mobs pass by this group they turn in the corrupted mobs you need to kill for the essence.
# Jan 31 2009 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
this is by far the worst quest I have ever done. The zone needs more mobs. I've spent at least 6 hours today doing this and I have only 3 essences!
# Dec 21 2008 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
30 posts
Kill the level 6 trash in the hilly area around LOC neg 600 neg 585 (central part of the zone). Respawns are 4 essences in under 45 mins.


Edited, Dec 21st 2008 5:10pm by Righteous
Essence drops
# Nov 25 2008 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Add "a mutated death beetle" and "a soulrend panther" to the list of mobs that drop this.
# Nov 14 2008 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
What is the quest? It is a quest item.
# Nov 14 2008 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
Quest is Purging The Corruption givrn out by a Wood Elf in Kithcor.
# Nov 01 2008 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Also dropped from an enraged kodiak in old commonlands.
# Oct 31 2008 at 6:27 AM Rating: Default
Dropped by the morphed mobs in old commonlands.

Morphed animals walk over the purple corruption. Kodiaks, cats and spiders.
# Nov 01 2008 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Also dropped from an enraged kodika in old commonlands.
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