a decaying skeleton  


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In Newbie Zones: Found in low level zones throughout Antonica, Odus, Faydwer, and Kunark.

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In Al'Kabor's Nightmare: Found on the Faydwer isle; hits for a max ~7,200.

In the House of Thule: Spawns as part of the "Tick Tock" raid event (see this quest entry for event information and loot).

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2019-05-12 05:23:50.

Level: 1
Expansion: Original
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# Nov 26 2011 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
2,995 posts
This is an example of what can make getting started in EQ so frustrating to a true noob. These comments are confusing because the name of this mob appears on more than one type of monster: one the low level skellies found all over the game world and the other a much higher level mob introduced in a recent expansion. They have the same name but obviously aren't the same mob. Allakhazam should treat these as separate entries and someone should reallocate posts to the appropriate threads.

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No Drops in Toxulia?
# Mar 25 2007 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
My kid as a erudite toon doing training in toxulia. We must have killed about 80 of these things already and not ONE drop of any sort from any of the decaying skeletons. She needs a tibia to finish her armor and even she is getting frustrated. I can't believe they make it impossible to complete her quest. Anyone know anything about the Tox decaying skeletons?
# May 27 2006 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
Ok peeps, here's the deal. was 4boxing with my 66cleric, 70bst,67 necro, and 70war was tanking (read as =ebay ROXXOR, or i have no life). We started with a round of debuffs, skellie had the tank on the ropes, and cleric bot cast Cheal, then WARR turned on attack button and SPLAT, he died. Only dropped bonechips and a few silver for my group, but we sure feel powerful now!!! SOE should make it easier for me...err, folks to get decent stuff, this hunting and stuff is boring............(This is a joke. You are content with your government and your life.)
Brought it down!
# Jul 15 2005 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
Somehow, we managed to take it down with only 48 people that were 65 to 70. It IS slowable, although it resisted many attempts. It flurried and rampaged and hit for around 800. Everything was going ok until we got a black wolf add, which caused our MT to die immediately. One of the chantys managed to mez the wolf finally, although by then we had lost most of the casters. We did finally bring both of them down, though. We had around 14/48 people left afterwards. The coveted rare bone chips didn't drop (Damn it!) although I did win the roll on the Ruined Wolf pelt. That will probably get me around 300k, so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

I will have to organize another raid, because I didn't get the bone chips I needed for my Epic 3.0. If anyone is interested on joining the raid, let me know. Although, I should warn you, I'm not responsible if you lose your corpse.
no good mmorpgs couldnt find even one
# Jun 22 2005 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
ehh im bored lol
# Apr 21 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
today I killed one and got 1 platinum off of it..weird
# Sep 03 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
how do i fight them??? lol
Innothule Swamp
# Aug 11 2004 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
35 posts
There are also Decaying Skeletons in Innothule Swamp. Other than that nothing new to add.
Kill the skellys
# Sep 25 2003 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
I was once hunting skellys with a lvl necro i think in paneil ...... every skelly i saw i used diseise cloud and ran off i sometimes i stopped to use it again on another skelly or maybe a lifetap its was sooooo fun and from that i got to lvl 3
can take this?
# May 06 2003 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
do u think a 65 druid 65 cleric 2 65 warriors and a 65 wizard can take this?
RE: can take this?
# May 27 2003 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
RE: can take this?
# Sep 25 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
I Think your insane of course you can kill it if you have the best items in the game He He
RE: can take this?
# Apr 06 2004 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
You so have to be ub4r-ly equiped and a FG of 65's to take this bad boy out. Insanely hard... Hits for high 5's has like 30 hp. Crazy.
# Apr 27 2003 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
These things are so tough! I ran up to one and said hey bonehead come on I'll take you on, and it came and hit me! Well that wasn't too bad, I hit it back but it hit me again and it really hurt. So I ran and it kept hitting me from behind! It just wouldn't leave me alone! So my guildmate comes up and tries to hit it and it turns and kills him! Stay away from these things they scary, maybe like this Lady Vox I hear told about!

(btw I'm joking if you can't tell)
Decaying Foot Bones
# Mar 09 2003 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
Hi. I'm a lvl 11 Enchantress and my pet killed a decaying skeleton (I can't remember if it was in Qeynos Hills or where it was). I usually get bone chips from the loot to take to Lashun Novashine in N Qeynos, but this time I got some Decaying Foot Bones. What are they used for?
RE: Decaying Foot Bones
# Jun 11 2003 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
They are used in the Qeynos ShadowKnight newbie armor quest
# Nov 30 2002 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
Was goofing around in Innothule Swamp the other day, farming snake scales for my Lvl-19 Shaman and came across a bunch of these (a decaying skeleton). They dropped all the usual stuff when killed, but haven't come across anything unusual yet. While they conned GREEN to me, they were also "indiffernet" and did not attack, while the other types of skeletons were "ready to attack". When I hail "a decying skeleton", I get no response. Is there some quest in Innothule Swamp pertaining to "a decaying skeleton"?
RE: Indifferent
# Jun 16 2003 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
I am almost 100% sure thatall Decaying skeletons are indeffent to everyone.
RE: Indifferent
# May 07 2004 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
no... not all... the ones in both feild of bone and nektalos forest are ready to atk.... i see you werent a newb for long....

Chipo Ofhell/hollydoodkilla/Death... (all last names) 54 sk
Even more annoying in Nek
# Oct 25 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
Since they recently patched my home forest of Nektulos, they've made these skellies even more annoying. They made them just as annoying as the lvl 5 skeletons, meaning they will allways chase you no matter what lvl you are :( I guess every skeleton no matter what it's called is very aggresive now in nektulos and will allways chase you no matter what lvl you are.

Takata K'Trazz
LVL 58 Darkelf Myrmidon
Erollisi Marr
# Mar 11 2002 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
very easy even for lvl 1
more bone chip quests
# Jan 23 2002 at 5:47 AM Rating: Default
there's a bone chip quest in field of bone, just outside cabalis. and Qeynos has not one, but two bone chip quests, one in north, (lashum novashine), and one in south at the knights of thunder; guy's name starts with W.
something extra
# Dec 22 2001 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
I was in Gfay and i was hunting skeles and they hadthis weapon on it....s i killed it andit was a rusty Ulka (something like that)the stats where 6/44 +5 hp & +5 mana.... it is for monks and beastlords only hand to hand.
RE: something extra
# Sep 25 2003 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
its only a rusty ulak good for noob monks :)
RE: something extra
# Feb 18 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
I got a rusty Ulak from a dec skel in Everfrost.
RE: something extra
# Jan 20 2002 at 5:33 AM Rating: Good
I got a rusty Ulak from a decaying skel in Nektulos Forest too.
Extra loot
# Dec 16 2001 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
Another thing these drop is a rusty sythe, looks like a grim reaper staff. may suck at stats but if u got a black robe on and have that weapon on ya, looks like your a undead priest hehe
Skellies are fun
# Dec 14 2001 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
I took these guys to school just with my melee weapon. I didn't even have to use my spells. Whenever I get angry I just target practice on a skellie. It's fun =)

High Elf Mage of the 6th Sphere
Tholuxe-Paells Server
Are some of you serious?
# Dec 03 2001 at 12:04 AM Rating: Default
HAHAHA!!! I am a Wood elf ranger and at lvl 2 these guys were easy pickin's! 5 mins to kill one? Please... Is this thread serious?
RE: wrong lvl
# Dec 01 2001 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
No its true im a lvl three gnome necro and it conned red to me. ive had tons if chars all over norrath and have never seen a decaying skeleton thats conned red soo even i didnt beleave it but its true
RE: wrong lvl
# Apr 02 2002 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
As it states above the oens in steamfont are much higher than the ones every where else in Norrath. Why they con red to you
decaying skeleton raid
# Nov 03 2001 at 7:19 AM Rating: Default
Yeah my guild did a decaying skeleton raid the other night. These are tough mobs, I would suggest at least 5 groups of lvl 1-2'sper skel.
Have the clerics, chain minor healing the tanks with druid and shamans minor healing also to keep the tanks hps up.
Have any rogues or monks do the dmg dealing, and remember to fully buff up before the raid "minor shielding".
Always have an evacer handing so they can shout" RUN AWAY" when everyone is in dire trouble.
RE: decaying skeleton raid
# Feb 09 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
Ive yet to start playing but it sounds like to me that except for the ones that are lvl 9 or whatever these things can be killed at entry level 1 right? I mean this might sound weird just wondering if when i start I should run from em lol.
How to take down a decaying skeleton
# Nov 03 2001 at 7:07 AM Rating: Default
Watch out for these guys they hit hard and fast. Im pretty sure they are resistant to most types of newbies.

Anyway here is what you should do...

As an iksar necro I always have minor shielding and lifetap memmed. What you should do is make sure you are fully buffed first (minor shielding), then pull the skel with your lifetap spell.

Then .. now this is the hardest part ...

Just stand there while it hits you as you have yet to figure out where the auto attack key is !!!

You have been slain by a decaying skeleton.
Returning to your home point.

#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 25 2001 at 5:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hail to me the Filthy Begger!
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