an ashenbone drake  


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General Info

Ashenbone drakes are "belly caster" mobs, you have to be within melee attack range to land spells on them, except perhaps for unresistable spells. They are undead, and they are necromancers. They are noteworthy for the decrepit hide they drop, used in the Shadowknight Epic 1.0 quest, Innoruuk's Curse


Like all mobs in Plane of Hate, these can spawn almost anywhere in their tier of the zone. These inhabit Tier 1 of Plane of Hate and can be static or roamers, indoors or out.

Encounter info

Melee info

They have a very small "hit box" so you have to be very close to attack or cast. They can quad but spend about half their time casting. They do not bash or kick or bite or any other melee attack but hit. They do not summon, enrage or rampage.

Spells / Abilities

As necromancers they cast spells like Venom of the Snake, Asystole, Invoke Fear, Scourge, Root and lifetaps. Although they are necromancers they do not seem to ever summon pets, as most pet class NPC in Plane of Hate do not summon pets.


They cast spells a fair amount of time. Meleeing or using pets seems the best strategy against this particular mob unless you're well enough geared to stand toe to toe with it while you try to cast spells and hope to channel through the interruptions.

This page last modified 2018-09-13 22:33:38.

Minimum Level: 49
Maximum Level: 55
Expansion: Original
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Confirm Undead
# Aug 19 2009 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Undead. Proc Instrument of Nife lands
an ashenbone drake
# Jun 16 2007 at 8:49 AM Rating: Default
601 posts
These are undead, my undead slow "Shackle of spirit" works just fine.

68 Necro
Got my hide in 1 kill!
# Jan 17 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
I was nervous about this one...
I got the port stone and went in to PoHate and buffed myself in there. I had Virt and Kei and then casted IVU on myself and went hunting for an Ashenbone drake. I soloed ONE drake and he droped the does this make me the luckiest SK on stromm?

Maymm 58 SK, Poetic Changes of Stromm
Got my hide in 1 kill!
# Aug 19 2009 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Apologies for the necropost, but I think the answer to the parent question is most likely 'no.' I was there earlier today and probably killed 8 of these drakes, and three hides dropped, including on my first kill. To bad a Pally has no use for this.
Upped Spawn Rate .... Same ol Drop Rate
# Nov 27 2004 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
Im one of those who camped old version of Hate for months straight. Camped in the SW corner and waited for other peeps to show up. Got on 17 pickup raids and no hide.

Concerning the revamped PoHate, imho the drop rate is the same, its just, instead of having just 4 drakes every 12 hours or so, you have limitless drakes randomly spawning everywhere minus one miniboss spot.

Ive matched my kills before the revamp and im still struggling to get a hide.

Sad note, 3 guild mates have a hide willing to MQ it for me. Problem is the npc will not take it from them. My guess is either faction or will not take items from a good race. Npc will spill out his quest text if hailed by them.
Upped Spawn Rate .... Same ol Drop Rate
# Jan 09 2007 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
the hide drops all the time now..

every visit to hate,within 30-45 mins i get a hide.
# Oct 08 2004 at 5:57 AM Rating: Good
435 posts
Having been on Hate raids with low 50s characters I always remembered these Drakes as being pretty tough, so I was somewhat surprised to discover that a level 61 Necro pet (admittedly with mage-summoned armor) can solo them! Took a long time, but the drakes cast so much that their melee DPS is minimal and the pet can lifetap much of it back... heck, my Necro can tank them himself with a lifetap DoT active.

Once I remembered the melee range casting thing they were even easier. Just pull them, send pet, run in to cast a lifetap DoT and FPoK, and either slow or don't bother, doesn't really make much difference!

Note, BTW, that they _are_ undead and not normal monsters.

Edited, Fri Oct 8 08:11:12 2004
# Oct 08 2004 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Double post due to network lag.

Edited, Fri Oct 8 06:58:32 2004
For you casters...
# May 28 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
Seems like you have to be in melee range to land any spells on these - except for unresistable spells such as malos.
also drops ashenbone axe
# Apr 06 2004 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
# Feb 28 2004 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
I always see people talking about raids to kill these guys... Is it possible to kill them with just a group?
RE: Question
# Nov 23 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
I solo them on my lvl 58 SK.. as long as ive got virtue and KEI. and wow in groups it just flys lol

Edited, Wed Nov 23 10:45:15 2005
RE: Question
# Mar 12 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Shouldn't be much of a problem after the revamp with a decent group, maybe mid-50s upwards. They do seem to resist pretty much everything that my level 52 Mage casts on them, though... not sure if they have insane resists or whether it's just level.

Getting into Hate used to require a raid as lots of mobs would aggro at the zone-in, but since the revamp the zone-in seems to be completely safe unless someone has deliberately pulled a mob there... just get a port up and start hunting. Not sure of the spawn points, but one was spawned about ten seconds walk from the zone-in last night.

Edited, Fri Mar 12 09:08:39 2004
PLZ feedback on this
# Jan 25 2004 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I seriously believe that EQ customer service consist of one single person, and he has been on vacation for a few years now-LOL. But there has got to be a way to get them to up the drop rate to something reasonable. Im gonna try to get as many folks to /feedback this one, please take a sec to do it too. It is just too rare! I know its pretty hopeless, but Im gonna try.
The "NEW" Hate
# Dec 11 2003 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
Since the Planar revamps, I heard the hide no longer drops off the drake. I was on a Hate raid in Nov and we killed many (probably a dozen) trying to gte the hide to drop. Not only didn't the hide drop, but nothing was dropped at all--the corpse just vanished.

Anyone have any info?
RE: The
# Jun 27 2004 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
A dozen? I know someone who, in the Kunark Era, killed these and these alone for 6 months... didn't get one... think about that... that's FRIGHTENING... so a dozen isn't likely, even after the revamp.


Killed about 35 a few days back... NOTHING.

Edited, Mon Jul 5 09:54:34 2004
Decrepit Hide
# Jun 01 2003 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
Our guild had one of these drop in Hate today, Saryrn server. Had one very happy Shadowknight.

Edited, Sun Jun 1 02:17:16 2003
does it drop : )
# Apr 18 2003 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
199 posts
74 Hate raids, 316 drake deaths, NO HIDE
Dyfast Rezneeded - 90 Ranger / 95 Woodworker
Slayan Darkworshiper - 91 Shadowknight / 95 Weaponsmith
luck i guess
# Apr 04 2003 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
my first hate raid, all i really wanted was shield off this mob cuz i have read how rare it is to drop hell i had sold my DF armor pieces and decided not to do epic but this bad boy dropped off the 2nd drake we killed, and being only sk on raid i got it....guess it is back to ferrott for endless hours camping to get my DF back (being a smith am cheap)
# Nov 20 2002 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
199 posts
does this ever drop! Finished my 34th Hate raid and no drake hide. This is getting to the point of not doing the quest.
Dyfast Rezneeded - 90 Ranger / 95 Woodworker
Slayan Darkworshiper - 91 Shadowknight / 95 Weaponsmith
#Anonymous, Posted: May 06 2002 at 11:05 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTF VERANT !!! this is not right i have been on 10 hate raids! I have killed these bastards Lots of times! where is the hide where is the hide ! Pardon my french but verant you have to fix this f33king drop rate it sucks balls ! at least AT LEAST put the hide on drocolich! yea drocolich is a tough ******* but hey you know what at least i will know i can get my god damn hide! As if the damn soul leech wasn't enough, that too never drops! But you know what hey you can use it ill accept that as a reason for it to be rare its a nice sword too,but a f33king ash bone drake hide its a damn piece. i don't see war ***** about clay golem ball or the hand in hate ! cause they drop! ***** you VERANT I hope you all die In a puddle of your own **** and VOMIT !!!!
# Jun 15 2002 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
You are so right. It sucks. It hurts so freaking bad. The hide never drops. I've been to Hate multiple times. It should be called the Plane of Frustration. Because thats all that **** hole is.
# Jun 03 2002 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
Never ceases to amaze me how those who use the most vile language and rant the most stay anonymous when they post.

I am a warrior who looted one of the Decrepid (sp) Hides on my very first plane raid yesterday. It was going to rot because noone knew what it was for. Being the kind of guy I am on unknown things I looted it with under a minute to rot time. Later when we hit the 2nd floor a raid member said a guildy of hers said it is for his SK epic. I said I would gladly help him out if I can.

I am now off to see IF this part can be MQ'd and if so, IF I am able too do so with my factions.

# Apr 24 2003 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
if you dont mind killing your Qeynos faction, you can do some killing in qeynos hills to get your Bloodsaber faction up. basically just killing the blue robed wizard at the guard tower in Qhills, the little armored guy deep in blacksburrow and the little monk guys at the tree in WK is the fastest way to get that faction up. then you can MQ the item with your friend.
# Jul 10 2002 at 11:11 AM Rating: Excellent
245 posts
Teydar(sp) can be pulled away from the bloodsabres then hailed to keep him in place. Will need to hand him the hide then get invis cast on you before you hit trade. Then SK hands in the other items. You hit trade he hits trade. Bingo Decrepit sheath. Now why couldn't you be on Terris Thule.
The Power of Hate conquers all foes.
Leader of The Silent Minority a Rathe Guild
# Jun 28 2002 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
The turnin for this piece is in Qeynos Aquaducts FYI, so hope that bloodsabres facton is good.
# May 29 2002 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
Yep... I'm going on my 5th trip on Thurs. No hide so far.

# May 30 2002 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
Get used to it. I've been on about 30 hate raids, killing on average of 4-6 drakes per raid, and only seen 1 hide ever.

I'm still waiting.
Which level of Hate?
# Jan 14 2002 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
Is this on the second floor or just the first? I've only ever been to the first level.
RE: Which level of Hate?
# Jan 25 2002 at 8:35 AM Rating: Excellent
245 posts
They spawn all over Hate. I think a full repop yields about 12 of them. Best I have seen on 3 raids is about 5. We pulled all of them without moving to the second floor. Although I think 2 of them were pulled from the second floor.
The Power of Hate conquers all foes.
Leader of The Silent Minority a Rathe Guild
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 03 2001 at 7:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am only lvl 9 but I wanna go to a plain when I get to lvl 46. This post is really pointless, so bye. ROFL
RE: Ooo! A plain!
# Jan 14 2002 at 3:44 AM Rating: Default
Work hard and you'll get there. :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 22 2002 at 10:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Suck off a GM-Admin and you'll get there TONIGHT ! :)
messed up
# Aug 03 2001 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
485 posts
OK. Shouldn't this thing Drop monk armor for monks from the ashen order? Wouldnt it make sense?
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 08 2001 at 10:35 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Or maybe first attack stupid monks, "from the ashen order", when pulled...
And what about ashenbone hide for SK epic ??
# Jul 09 2001 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
No one have any idea of the drop rate of the ashenbone hide for SK epic ??

Someone told me he were on for 25 hate raid and no hide ...
Seems a REALLY rare drop ,any informations much appreciated .

Madagorath Shadowblade
Lvl 50 SK ,Luclin server
RE: And what about ashenbone hide for SK epic ??
# Apr 26 2002 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Yea, big bottle neck, I've also been up to Hate and killed this guy numerous times, still no hide. I'm glad to see Verant did something about the cleric epic with Ragefire, now what about the SK's? A dozen hate raids and 50 drakes later still no hide, thats just not right :(
RE: And what about ashenbone hide for SK epic ??
# Feb 07 2002 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
I've heard this is our bottleneck. One thing that I can say for sure is that I refuse to go on 25 5-hour raids for one piece of hide.

51 Troll Reaver
RE: And what about ashenbone hide for SK epic ??
# Apr 11 2002 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
yep rare drop, 12 raids countelss hide yet. I'll get it though. I'm not gonna let one piece stop me from getting what's mine...muahahahaha

Ainya - 56 Revenant of Tholuxe
RE: And what about ashenbone hide for SK epic ??
# Aug 22 2003 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
Ive been to Hate about 11 times now and killed somewhere around 65 drakes, and i aint seen squat drop off them. It did drop some junk words of domination, but thats it. I just got my Blade of Abrogation today. Right now im usin Greenmist in combo with Artementous shield..but man i want the epic!! Were goin to Hate again tomorrow and i hope this sucker drops. I got a guy whos gonna MQ Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood for me fer 30k, and i got all the other drops needed for the epic.
I dont care how many times people keep tellin me it aint worth the time, im gettin Inny's curse!!

Redennan Scammerslayer
58 Revenant, 3AAs
Tallon Zek <Lifted Research>

P.S.-If anyone on Tallon has a Decrepit Hide to MQ send me a tell or email me at
Ashenbone drops
# Jun 29 2000 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
They drop shadowknight's weapons and shield. They have extremely high magic resist and must be melee to death.
RE: Ashenbone drops
# Nov 20 2000 at 2:30 AM Rating: Default
not high mr just have to be within melee range just like dragons
hammer of godsmashing
# Apr 05 2000 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
I have a hammer of godsmashing as I call it aka the ashenbone hammer stats on it are 34 43 I am the only person to have one get a CoF or an RBB with it and you are a mega damage machine I am an ogre warrior I hit for roughly 120dmg per HIT with it =) arrrrrr it drops off innoruuk though not the drake =)
ashenbone hammer
# Mar 11 2000 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
the ashenbone hammer has the greatest damage/delay ratio though it has no proc, just incase anyone cared
Ashenbone Abassi
# Mar 09 2000 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
Drop Ashenbone Abassi, SK only one hand slash. Shares the same graphics as the Painbringer. Not the SK version of Ghoulbane as I and many others have orginally thought it was, no procs, just a damn nice damage vs delay, and some stat bump-ups.
RE: Ashenbone Abassi
# Aug 08 2001 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
The SK version of the ghoulbane would be the curupted ghoulbane no? that sword thats part of the SK epic quest.
Dracolich miniature
# Mar 05 2000 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
Maybe the Dracolich's long lost cousin?
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