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Soloable + merc
# Sep 12 2017 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Nowadays (2017) its pretty easy to solo/molo him as 69sk + healer merc (using elaborate armor set)

He will burn mana, but its not a problem for the healer merc
# Jun 12 2012 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Pretty easy fight. Killed with 71 mage 69 mage 71 cleric 3box. Basically just tank and spanked with a tank merc.
Killed today
# Dec 21 2010 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Killed with 65 mag and 64 enchanter and teir 1 cleric...He parsed at just over 91k hit points.
3 level 67's
# Aug 01 2008 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
124 posts
Downed Eindride today with my 3-box crew of 67 Warrior, Cleric and Shaman. Dropped rune, shield, plate BP mold, quest ring and junk. All have 300+ aa's with warrior at 9400 hp and 1675 ac with virtue/FoS, leadership aa's and tribute. Cleric and shammy at 5k mana each. Tried twice within an hour and, obviously, wiped the first time from a big spike and slow reaction.

Was a 15 minute parsed fight and cleric left at about 10% mana with ft 14, clarity potion IX and the 58 self buff. Cast hot on engage, did DivArb once on late heal and CH the rest. Shaman had mana to spare and mainly cast disease dot, highly resisted magic slows after initial disease slow, malo and disease debuff. Shaman spot healed a few times and healed fido a couple times.

I was nervous after the first attempt that either the cleric would run out of mana or repops would occur due to cleric being even with Eindride in mana vs hp with kei and only getting him down to 60% in 7 or 8 minutes. I didn't buff cold resist the first attempt and the warrior's buffed CR was only 200. I'd say he resisted less than half of the ae's on the second attempt.

The key to winning was avoiding the ae on the priests and sustaining dps before repops. The cleric has a moonstone ring bagged for such instances and didn't receive one point of damage while casting CH. The shaman added level 61 fido at ~30dps and panther between the two at ~100dps. He would step in to cast panther but was lucky enough not to get hit. Shaman used spirit call 5 twice to add an additional ~120 dps for the duration of the aa. The difference in the two attempts was the liberal use of the shaman's disease dots (only Pox and Plague) which added another ~40 dps. Total DPS to Eindride was 270-300 due to separate logs needed to compile.

Used defensive twice and in between used an offensive and resistant disc's.

Great fun doing this and camped around the corner to try it again another time.

GBoS is a decent upgrade for my gimp warrior.

Edited, Aug 1st 2008 7:07pm by sprucecln
# Nov 05 2007 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed today, 75 cleric.
# Jun 26 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
camped out an alt warrior right near this guy and killed him with mains, 70 ranger, 70 bard, 70 pally and 70 shaman, took about 10 mins...dropped ornate bp, GBoS, spec parhcment, and ring of torden
4 Boxed
# Mar 12 2006 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
4 boxed this guy today with a 70mnk tank(9.5k HP buffed), 65 cleric (6kmana), 65 mage(6kmana), and 65 ranger who melee only.

Edited, Sun Mar 12 09:21:53 2006
RE: 4 Boxed
# Jun 05 2006 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
this mob is gimp i box him with a warrior/shaman/monk every 6 hr's i do all the tower's and sell the molds for 15k, earth is the hardest i have to pull all 4 with monk whirlwind to get aggro and start kiting round the room then bazu with warrior to pick off add's one at a time can only HOT with shaman so i dont get him aggro'd so fekk needeing a bard/ranger to kite have fun
WTF??? YOU mean I am suppose to TANK???

3 boxed
# Jan 01 2006 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
Killed this morning 3 boxed 12.1k monk (tank), 70 Cleric 8k mana, and 70 shaman 6.5k mana.
# Oct 02 2005 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
Went in with 6 and Owned this guy 65 sk tanked (thats me) Had a 67 cleric to keep me healed had a 70 necro for sum dps had a 70 chanter for slowes and mezes for ne adds had another 64 necro and had a 64 wizzy we owned him
a gimp
# Dec 22 2004 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
killed him with 5 tonight, 70 ranger tanked him easy, group make-up of cleric, ranger, beastlord, chanter, mage

Edited, Wed Dec 22 04:25:21 2004
# Dec 02 2004 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
Well we went in with 16, MA down at 55 (66 war), SA 50 (67 war) and then me a 64 pally tanking from the 50 to 34, died, and then the raid went with me. =)
Attempted with 5
# Feb 09 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
Attempted this with 5 bots the other day. 65 war, dru, enc, cle, and shm. Cleared fine and everything but batched it when i got to eindride =/. Aparently his targeted ae can still hit u if you're too close behind. Anyway the cleric was at about 30 mana while eindride was at 90 health. So the tank dies along with rest, except the chanter who i managed to camp out. I think I will try it tomorrow and probably be succesful.

Tried again the other day with a raging storm pet(less breaking) and got him to 60% before slip on CH made tank die. which didn't because cleric was already at 40% mana
Thinking about botting my friends cleric too. pretty sure it could be done with that. I'll let ya know =)

3/21/03 update! got tank few more aas and he would have been dead but cleric and druid got hit with aoe. exodus at about 16% it can be done!

Edited, Sun Mar 21 12:52:38 2004
# Dec 29 2003 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
One groupable for non time-geared people. We dropped him a few months back, but since a few guildies have tried since I thought I'd give a little background to add to the posts below.

First our group ake up was Warrior, Bard, Druid, Enchanter, Cleric and Cleric. Enchanter did not have his CoD so he was effectively a low dps option.

Clearing needs to be efficient, as respawns will kill you if you take too long on this guy. Make sure you bring the pulls in singles on your clear so that all the dps can be on the same target. Once the path is clear to Eindride Icestorm move to 100' (easy to test with clerics and ext range items). Ignore mobs in the cubbies they will not aggro. Buff max cold, his second spell is NOT manastorm (that is Agnarr's) but it is raging blizzard ** (PoS and CoS), get the clerics on their horses and elixir tank to go in. Our warrior was 8800 hps or so, clerics alternated CHs as they landed (so 10sec recast) druid patch healed the bard and was primary dps and enchanter wasted his mana trying to slow before we simply told him to go full dps.

Keys to winning: mob placement (pin him so the clerics do not need tomove and can concentrate on healing), bard song for resists meant minimal damage to both our melees; DS (as he is unslowed) to aid in DPS (2 of the bard song have DS component to make it about 100 damage per hit from the DS).

Keys to remember, his dps spikes and lags based on the recast times of his to spells. one is 22 seconds the other is 40, so eventually he will cast both back to back, slowing his dps. Do not let the clerics slow their heals, as then they will get a rude awakening when he goes full out dps for 22 seconds and his dps output "spikes". Warriors make the best tanks here if they have any form of EB, Knights with high resists can also tank well as they will, for the most part, resist his mana drain. Bard is nice to have but does hit you hard on the DPS. This fight came down to 2 clerics with solid manapools (4600+) and good mana regen (nine + voq + horse + ft10+)anchoring the fight. Took 24 or so minutes (2 SotW).

Nice fight overall, feel free to /tell me if you want more.

Mailithin Weighwatcher
Druzzil Ro


Edited, Mon Dec 29 14:22:57 2003
# Nov 16 2003 at 6:40 AM Rating: Excellent
The main bother with this fella is his AE. Mana drain is a pain.

Pre-engaging (once you've cleared out the mobs near him), get all clerics to within CH range - ER items handy here - your clerics can test CH on the mob himself, but they need to expect to run in a little once engaged, as the MT will be against the back wall.

If you're going to use an ogre MT, make sure he has illusion and shrink - the ogre model doesn't fight too well in corners.

Supernal elixir on the MT, and charge him in defensive.

We use a 3 cleric rotation, /pause 50 on an 8.7k/full defensive aa tank - your mileage may vary.

Spot heals on the MT at the start of the event till the rotation is in place/aggro is established.

Get slow on as soon as you can - we found disease slow landed easiest, then throughout the fight have a chanter/shammy try to improve on that.

Once you're up and running, call in other melee who will push him against the wall, boxing in both him and the MT (make sure cleric range is good, they're the indicator for other casters).

After this is running, the key is keeping your melee healed - his AE isn't to bad, but their HP will gradually fall.

A bard singing AE cold and seasons will help a lot.

It's then just an endurange fight. We do this with 18 av. lvl 64 (could probably be done with less) so long as we have the 3 clerics in the rotation.

At around 20% his damage gets a bit spikey, so it may be worth allocating a spot healer back to the MT (who will probably have lost defensive by this point) so make sure he stays up.

Hope this helps,

Tubs / Quellious

Edited, Sun Nov 16 06:44:14 2003
not the same
# Oct 10 2003 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
the tower version of this dude is much different than the regular, the tower version does a AoE mana tap, it sucks, just stay out of range and you will do fine!
Seen a shield recently?
# Oct 03 2003 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts

Have taken part in many an action in the BoT towers to drop Icestorm.

I'm interested to hear if anyone has seen the "Twice Forged Steel Bulwark" recently? It's a drop I'd like but haven't seen it in the last month for sure, maybe two or more months.

For sure we have had either "Ornate Breastplate Mold" or "Mantle of the Rainmaker" drop on each occaison, some of which yielded two molds or two mantles!

Duke Kanstorm Trueblade
Lord Protector of Brell Serilis
Magna Charta - ex-Familjen
Bristlebane server
RE: Seen a shield recently?
# Oct 05 2003 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped for my guild on Terris Thule about a week ago.
lev 64 version
# Aug 08 2003 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
spawns in the water wing, to the left of cy stairs, first room that way....droped the sandals and a spec

Edited, Fri Aug 8 01:10:41 2003
RE: lev 64 version
# Aug 18 2003 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
That's the lower version from the east wing of the zone. The mob pictured here is the boss of the water tower. I don't understand why both mobs have the same name. I think the lower version used to be Fogl Iceshard, but it got confused somehow.
New Loot
# Jul 14 2003 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
After the patch increasing the ornate dropping rates, we dropped him and Ornate Silk Sleeve Pattern dropped. It's not on the loot table atm so figured I'd inform.

65th Arcanist of Brell

Edited, Mon Jul 14 05:57:36 2003
Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 03 2003 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
We killed the 65 version today. Didn't drop anything at all.
64 Version drops
# Aug 05 2003 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped boots for us twice in a row.

Rain Soaked Sandals
Dex8 Sta5 Cha5 Int8 HP25 Mana55
SVFire/Cold 10
Recommended level of 56.
WT: 0.7
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 24 2003 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
killed the lesser version today, spawns in first room on the left of 4 way kringer is the ph theres only him and another that spawn there dropped weather beaten shoulderpads.
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 04 2003 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
I have not seen the lvl 65 version. One is level 67, the other is blue to level 65 (level 64 I guess). I guess you guys killed the level 64 version. By the way, where does the level 64 version spawn?
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 04 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry your right, 64 version. Don't know where he popped, puller just brought him to the stairs.
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 04 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
Sorry your right, 64 version. Don't know where he popped, puller just brought him to the stairs.
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 04 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
Sorry your right, 64 version. Don't know where he popped, puller just brought him to the stairs.
RE: Killed the 65 Today
# Jul 04 2003 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
I have not seen the lvl 65 version. One is level 67, the other is blue to level 65 (level 64 I guess). I guess you guys killed the level 64 version. By the way, where does the level 64 versiohn spawn?
# Jun 30 2003 at 11:15 AM Rating: Excellent
SW tower btw
More than 1?
# Feb 13 2003 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
There must be more than 1 of these guys because I am looking at one right now that is lower than 65 and no AE.
RE: More than 1?
# May 28 2003 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
Yup, he is on track at BoT and is blue to a lvl 65 dru.
Easy Mob
# Feb 02 2003 at 6:59 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
Killed this guy on Povar couple of times,

Decent drops, and is doable with 2 groups. Just depends on DPS and you have to position him in a good spot or you will your casters caught in the AOE. He has dropped Sword and shoulders for us. Plus last time he dropped a Melee only sheild secondary slot 100 hps 100 mana few other stats like 40AC. For the effort, very nice drops.

Golliathe Montobon 65 Warrior of Povar
# Jan 05 2003 at 3:57 AM Rating: Excellent
AE is called Raging Blizzard
Does 600dd and 400 mana drain times three waves every 42+ seconds. It's a targetted AE with small radius so not hard to avoid.

Glyphed Rune Word
Unadorned Symbol of Torden
Mantle of the Rainmaker
Twice Forged Steel Bulwark
RE: .
# Oct 09 2003 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
70 posts
The AoE isnt unique for this guy, other normal Vann giants can cast it.
Just tried to kill this one.
# Jan 01 2003 at 3:38 AM Rating: Good
Has the same model as the normal giants leading up to it, which surprised me.

Slowable - by shaman anyway. Had no need for an enchanter to try.

600pt cold based AE that also drains Mana! It appears to be 3 waves. Based on my mana pool I think each wave drains 600 mana on top of the 600DD.

You can land spells from outside melee range which helps, so just back off your casters. Cleric CHeals work from just outside the AE too. Druid ones do not appear to. Next time I'll take an extended range item and see.

He wiped out 17 of us, all around level 64. Had we known about the AE it would have been fine.

He Flurries and hits for 876 max - quadding.

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