a skeleton monk  


Uploaded February 3rd, 2020 by nytmare
Updated February 4th, 2020

Category: EverQuest

Level: 25
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-02-03 22:59:35

Known Habitats:
  Upper Guk

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they assist now
# Apr 04 2018 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
Doing this today they are both assisting each other atleast on TPL
Skeletal Monk and Tempus
# Apr 04 2003 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
The Skeletal Monk will also assist Tempus, it seems. I opened with Screaming Terror on Tempus Pet and sent my pet after Tempus -- the monk then jumped in. It may have been how close I was standing to him I suppose.
# Mar 30 2003 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Found this guy by going to the heart spiders, the ones that are further in, then going under water from there. The room that he and Tempus are in is just out of the water. Loc Pos 760 Neg 30 Neg 150 no faction hit for killing Tempus or the monk. Spawn time for both seems to be 17 minutes.
65th turning Druid of Tunare
65th song Bard of Tunare
Necro of 17 tappings
use tempus
# Dec 17 2002 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
99 posts
Tempus will assist the skeletal monk.
So I had my enchanter (33 at the time) Beguile Tempus. It worked like a charm. :)

The only downside is, with the improved caster AI, Tempus pulls nifty necro tricks. He cast some kind of mezz spell on the monk, and also feared it and I think doted it too. Fear might have been a problem with pathing, but not this time. I'd suggest rooting the monk.

I did it solo, ended with most of my mana and almost all hp intact (I had berzerkers and rune ii on). Dropped the mask, 3 pp and a flame agate.
# Nov 04 2002 at 5:08 PM Rating: Excellent
202 posts
While the necro may help the monk it doesn't go the other way around I think. I hit Tempus with a nuke from the water and the monk just stood there. So attack Tempus first is the moral of the story. But beware, read on...

I attacked Tempus the first time I came to this spot just to get the monk's mask for my chanter. I was just a 35 mage at the time soloing in Upper Guk and figured no sweat even if both of them came at me and Bob (all pets are Bob to me). Well, like a dolt, I forgot to make sure that Bob was around because you never knowing when pathing issues will get you killed as a class that requires having pets around to solo and your pet is lost.

Tempus hits like an SK, don't let the fact he may be a necro fool you. He was punching me for 50 points a pop. I got like 2 spells off and had him half dead when bob finally found his way to me all too late. I died in the water. /sigh. Man that's a long CR from NK...

Oh well, I'm 40 now. I have the Summon Companion spell now so I'll make sure Bob will right by my side when I go to nuke that punk. Tonight's the night the lights went out (multiple times) for old Tempus and I'll get that mask for my chanter daughter...

Edited, Mon Nov 4 17:03:13 2002
Reducing the odds
# Oct 16 2002 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
Got the Monk's mask last night. Necro seemed tuffer than previously stated. I wonder if patch making casters smarter changed things? I am 30 th level enchanter and solo'd to kill skellie monk without problems. I used the previously suggested tactic of charming the necro. He always went after pet first. I mezzed the skel monk to hold him while pet was killed. With the necro for a pet, the monk had no chance. But then you have to do something with the necro. I lead him out to a group of froggies and when charm broke he stunned me and nearly killed me before I could run off and let the Froggies get agro. After that fiasco, I headed back to the spawn point and summoned my pet and took monk for 2nd kill before necro respawned. On third attempt I used charm on necro, killed pet, killed monk. This time I gated to the swamp side of entrance without killing the necro. When I got back he was alone and never resummoned pet. used him in simalar manner 4 more times to get two masks to drop (Wiz friend joined me between 3rd and 4th kills). Never saw the pet again. Don't know if this will always work, but if taking him solo it is sure worthwhile to try, to avoid the hassle of dealing with the pet.
Well, off the MM to get the rune.
# May 24 2002 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
why is all the good stuff always underwater?
were is he
# Apr 20 2002 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
im just curious but were is this guy on maps/wuts his loc an how hard is he to get to?
Got the Glowing Mask
# Apr 08 2002 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
Got the glowing mask tonight. Our party was myself (level 30 Enchanter), level 30 Barb Shaman, and a 31 Human Cleric. Monk and Tempus both conned blue to me. Cast beguile on Tempus, let him take out his pet, then sent him after the monk, which had only a third of HP left from the other's fighting. Once monk went down, stripped enchantments from Tempus and we easily downed him.

We didn't get the mask, so we camped, and waited about 15 minutes or so until he popped. Halfway through that fight, Tempus popped and I simply enthralled him so he could wait his turn. We still didn't get the mask, so we had to wait again.

The third kill resulted in the mask.

Hyyr, Human Agnostic Enchanter level 30
Guild of Lords and Ladies
Saryrn server
# Apr 02 2002 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
The necro assists the monk but does the monk assist the necro?
RE: Agro
# Apr 17 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
YES... I have tried that myself after reading the boards and I attacked the necro first. BLAM! In comes the monk hehe...
"NO, you may NOT hit me (mezz) not until my pet is done with this stupid necro... "
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 30 2002 at 10:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) So much for this ********* My 35 enchnater died easy WTF are you guys talking about. Charmed the stupid necro then pet starts beating on me interrupting spells in the middle of lag city. Necro is attacking monk then charm wears off 3 hitting me no way I can cast just die ***** like the fool I am for listening to you morons.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 18 2002 at 10:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) YOU ARE A LOSER!! STOP TYPING MESSAGES!! YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO ALL ENCHANTERS IF YOU CAN'T KILL A SIMPLE ROOM OF THREE MOBS!! DO YOU NOT HAVE MEZMIRIZATION? you fool, calling these knowledgable people "morons"... youre the moron
Tallon Zek
# Feb 15 2002 at 12:32 AM Rating: Default
For this quest I believe I will have to get the rune from Neriak in the deepest of night 3:00am or so in order to get it as there is a constant wall of darks at the Nek forest zoneline.

But do you think a midlvl lighty guild of 20-30 lvl 30s' could get into lower guk and get the mask? We are a PK darkie guild and would be attacked alot
T00 Simple
# Feb 07 2002 at 6:10 AM Rating: Default
I was going to line the ground with the skeletal monk's bone to get the glowing mask I need for my Incandescent mask quest, and i solo'd this sucker a few times before he dropped the mask. An easy way to do it is to charm the dark elf tempus. As soon as you charm, both his pet and the monk will start wacking at you so position yourself close to the monk so he gets at you first - this will cause Tempus to unleash his fury on the monk and not his pet. While this is going on, i continuously chain cast Color Flux/ Color Shift and throw in a Chaos Flux on the monk when he is still stunned and continue the cycle. The monk will go down easy, check to see if he has the mask, and then run outta there. If charm breaks early, Tempus will also get caught in your stun spell, and Color Shift gives you enough time to re-charm him, so no worries. Hope this helps...

Lvl 30 Enchanter MT
easy trick
# Jan 08 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
im a lvl 39 enchanter in solusek ro server. I have found a trick that can help someone taking down tempus and the skeletal monk. Its very easy: simply get levitate, and you can cast from range, without being hit. This helps a lot when doing root-nuke combo. In my level, it was very easy: i levitate myself, AEmez tempus (and pet and skmonk), and cast 2 times gravity flux. All of them died.
Hope this helps,

Massagran Menteaudaz
"tunare? bertoxxulous? let me show you the power of logic!"
RE: easy trick
# Jan 09 2002 at 3:50 AM Rating: Default
i forgot to say that when you have levitate on, u should place yourself on the water, at the entrance. In this way u can cast AE spells.
Also i got my glowing mask on the 4 kill.
RE: easy trick
# Sep 24 2002 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
I just camped the skeletal monk also as a level 39 enchanter. I used a more sneaky way that uses the Mind Wipe spell:
- levitate on water
- cast mesmerization on Tempus' pet to mez them all
- charm monk
- go in front of them
- Mind Wipe to clear all aggro.
- wait a few seconds mez fades
- /pet follow me

I bring the monk underwater and kill him easily without add (root/nuke). If something or timing gets wrong, just mind wipe again.
TLC for the mask
# Dec 21 2001 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
"""I'm camping him too at the moment, so far I've killed the monk 4 times, and still no mask. What I'm worried about, is the dreaded trivial loot rule. I'm a newb, only been playing six weeks...so I don't understand triv loot very well, some have said that it was removed, is that the case?

If not, what level where you guys when you found the mask?

35 Wizard" TLC would display a message when it dropped, and there is no TLC in guk, there were two zones that had it - SB, and Warrens - they were lifted. You just need to be more patient.

Or kill frogs in downtime :)
Btw, scryer i think is a shaman type caster - and aggroed on me alltough the rest of guk was cool with me walking around :/

Surprise surprise, caugh me w/ my pants down - had to gate because i didnt have the proper solo in a dungeon wizzy spells memmed. Long run from Nro unsowed.
For the monk/nec combo,
My plan of action is to bring a chanter friend along who also needs the mask (guildie prolly) and Wiz put his damage absorber on, as well as the chanter casting a rune on him. Open w/ a snare on the monk then chain blast with 2 point blank aoes while the chanter chain stuns the best they can
If my advice isnt working, throw an aoe mez w/ the wiz targeted (they should be causing the aggro)
then evac the hell outta there :) why evac if they can both gate outside the zone? Well, in a small room w/ an aoe mez...chanter's prolly gonna get mezzed too (lets just hope the evac doesnt leave them behind)
Good luck :)
Thaell, wizard of the third hell, and ArchMagi of the Incarnate

RE: TLC for the mask
# Jan 28 2002 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
TLC is not in effect in Guk at this time, and afaik has never been. The trivial loot code also no longer applies in places where it used to, such as Warrens. I believe that the Luclin 'Recommended level' system replaced this.

RE: TLC for the mask
# Dec 26 2001 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
329 posts
I solo'ed the whole room at level 33. Started whomping on the monk when the #@^%& Inkie finger-wiggler decided he wanted to be part of the suffering. I quickly turned my attention to him as the first 178dd hit me, then he proceeded to chain cast the entire Necro spell book on me regardless of the fact that I was beating down on him and stunning/bashing at all times. Seems this guy has unlimmited mana and can cast while stunned. Typical Verant physics.

Anyhoo, he went down quick. His pet didn't last the time it takes to say "die ******". Then Mr. Undead Monk realized his undeath was eminent and began to swim away. You can't run away from a paladin with a swim skill at 153. Underwater Monk bone pile... piece of cake.

Lo'ho a mask! First time at it too! Makes up for the 23984523894523954 heart spiders I've killed without getting a freaking shield.

Will complete quest and give to ench mule/alt. Seems pretty easy to obtain for a nice piece of armor such as this.
Duke Ardnahoy
Noble Lord Protector of the 70th Crusade
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Ardnahoy II
Fearless Guardian of the 40th Tour
Mistmore - EQ II
Easy Camp
# Oct 31 2001 at 12:00 PM Rating: Default
My level 26 chanter and a 24 druid camped this easy, well easy once we got a tatic. Charm the monk and kill the necro and pet. Med til charm wears off, mez if needed to break spawn, and there ya go. We got mask on second kill. Good luck to ya fellow Reality Bendors.

Duuece Wach'Ned
Reality Bendor of the 26th Eshlon
Found on in Kurn
# Jul 20 2001 at 8:04 PM Rating: Default
i think i found a Glowing Mask from Kurn's tower before. it was a container with 4 slots in it. will this glowing mask from kurn's tower work int he acumen's mask quest?
RE: Found on in Kurn
# Nov 22 2001 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default
Doubt that it will. thats for an Iksar glowing skull quest
# May 16 2001 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
ok here's how this room works. Whomever you attack first the other WILL help them out no matter what then con to you. If your looking for the accuman mask make sure you finish off the monk with a final blow. (I casted Ice shock on him twice fer 310 pts and he took off swimming back the other way. A Froggie Knight killed him :(
RE: Guide
# May 18 2001 at 1:59 AM Rating: Default
At lvl 40 I attacked the monk and Tempus (and his pet) just watched the action.
# Apr 28 2001 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
What lvl is the Tempus? And can a 39 enchanter take both on?
Skeletal Monk
# Mar 16 2001 at 3:23 AM Rating: Default
There is also large numbers of skeletal monks in Unrest... do they drop the mask for the incandescent mask quest as well, or is it only this one and the scryar? I hate guk...
RE: Skeletal Monk
# Apr 10 2001 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
This mob is actually called a Skeleton Monk, not to be confused with skeletal monks which spawn in other zones.

RE: Skeletal Monk
# Mar 16 2001 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
I've never seen the unrest monks drop a mask, and I've beat down plenty of em.
which is better?
# Dec 16 2000 at 10:11 PM Rating: Default
which is easier to solo (for the glowing mask) the froglok scryer or the skeletal monk?
# Apr 27 2000 at 5:54 PM Rating: Good
Lethiana post is *not* true! I tried to kill Tempus first and the skeletal monk attacked me as well in his defense. I would guess that the monk cons easy green to Lethiana and thus doesn't help when Tempus is attacked. So beware if they aren't green to you because they all will attack you no matter who you attack first. I learned this the hard way a few days ago.
Castaa Lvl 31 wizard.
# Apr 23 2000 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
If you kill Tempus first however the monk wont attack you. I sat in the room visible and medding inbetween kills with no trouble. Unfortunately, the room they sit in is tiny making the root and burn stategy useless.
Lethiana Stormwatcher (Cazic-Thule)
Skeletal Monk
# Mar 02 2000 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
I am currentley working on the Wiz Quest I got the mask after giving up on monk and killing Scryer I belive it is a rare drop off monk maybe 1 out of 5 spawns he also has a long spawn time I'd say like 10 min. at Least there is no faction hit from either monk or Tempus.
Field FireReign
RE: Skeletal Monk
# Nov 26 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
I'm camping him too at the moment, so far I've killed the monk 4 times, and still no mask. What I'm worried about, is the dreaded trivial loot rule. I'm a newb, only been playing six weeks...so I don't understand triv loot very well, some have said that it was removed, is that the case?

If not, what level where you guys when you found the mask?

35 Wizard
RE: Skeletal Monk
# Feb 25 2001 at 8:14 AM Rating: Default
I camped him for seven spawns (I timed it at 18 mins a spawn, like the rest of Guk). No Mask. My fellow campers claimed I haven't been living right.
RE: Skeletal Monk
# Jan 02 2001 at 10:10 PM Rating: Good
A guildmate and I camped this little guy. His spawn rate was 16.5 minutes apart. We got 2 masks...on the third and fourth spawns.
# Mar 01 2000 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
maximum level of a skeletal monk in unrest is 28
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 26 2000 at 12:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HELLO this ISNT unrest.. ******* people are such idiots on here. DONT post unless you know what the **** you are talking about or it is just going to confuse the **** out of them.. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT UPPER GUK HERE NOT BUM *** **** UNREST
RE: Level
# Sep 18 2000 at 8:37 AM Rating: Default
Geesh, calm down.
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