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# Jan 14 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
Not sure how much it sells for But an onyx also just droped from a fire drake mine droped at 12:50pm today.
Where did they go?
# Jul 26 2006 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I've been trying to complete the Torch of Alna quest and all I need is a Fire Drake Scale from a Fire Drake in Lavastorm to complete it on the Progression server (Combine server). I've been playing EQ since 2000 and a mage since then also so this quest isn't new to me. What is new is that all of the Fire Drakes seem to have disappeared from Lavastorm on the Progression Server. I've spent the last two nights looking for them and OOC'ing about them. In addition, I've been checking all of the merchants in Lavastorm for a scale and haven't seen anything. Has anyone else seen them and I just have really bad timing or are they truely gone right now?
first try
# Aug 26 2003 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
Was running through with my sisters level 32 mage to get her the last piece of her last focus item. killed the first drake i saw and got a scale, drake lava powder, and a putrid bile.

No more scales ???
# Aug 20 2003 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
I almost entirely cleaned the zone of its fire drakes, and i got absolutly no scales.

Did anyone remark this too ?
new loot?
# Jun 05 2003 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
I found a second riddle of the troll off one of these guys, anyone know what its for?
RE: new loot?
# Aug 20 2003 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
This is the second part of a quest starting in Neriak for trolls.
I think the third is looted from a willowhisp in WC. You might check the quest infos to get more precisions.
new loot
# Feb 25 2003 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
Fire drake now drop lava pear Class: none Race: Frg. Anyone know what this is for? Doesn't seem to be for brewing. tried that.
# May 26 2002 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
do these drop any drake eggs... because of the May 8th patch with all the new recipes, drake eggs were added to the clump of dough line, so if anyone could inform me if they have always been dropping them, if they don't drop them, or if they just started to, or what. Any info would be appreciated
RE: EGGS!?!?!?!
# Jun 29 2002 at 9:14 PM Rating: Default
If i remember correctly, drake eggs are foraged.
# Apr 02 2002 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
The scales seem uncommon, i killed aobut 10 today and got 5 biles 2 bloodstones a silver ring and 3 scales.
Loot we've gotten
# Aug 26 2001 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
i guess the loot has changed a bit....I was camping near Lavastorm ent. with my group(2 wizzies, chanter and warrior, lvl 7-8) and all we picked up from 4 drakes was 1 carnelian, and a couple Putrid Bile....
Fire Drake Loot
# May 15 2001 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
These guys drop Fire Drake scales, putrid bile, coin, various gems like carnelian & malachite, various jewelry like earings & rings.
Icant find scales
# Apr 16 2001 at 3:29 AM Rating: Default
Ok i killed like 50 of these guys with my lvl 36 mage and didnt once get a fire drake scale ..whats up? is it a rare drop or something?
RE: Icant find scales
# Jul 20 2001 at 10:21 AM Rating: Default
I also connot find these scales after hunting them for several hours. Putrid bile seems a common drop. Does anyone know if these scales are a rare drop?
# Apr 07 2001 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
I think these things drop Putrid Bile, the only ingredient in a poison. You need two of the Putrid Biles, and they become a DD and DoT poison.
Easier then they look
# Mar 20 2001 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
These guys aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be - my 9th level troll shadow knight was able to beat the heck out of these things wearing just leather armor and using a 2H sword (regular - not fine or magic).

Most of them conned black or yellow, so I only screwed with the black ones. Hunting was achieved by nailing one with an arrow or two, tap him with Syphon Strength to weaken him and strengthen me, disease cloud between hits to give him a DoT and then just keep tapping him with Lifespike (or whatever the name of my 9th level DD spell was).

They give great XP, fantastic loot for my level (close to 1pp in coin and items) and the way I was fighting them, I only had to stop to restore my mana on occasion.

So why didn't I keep doing it indefinately? The @#$%! elementals and fire imps kept tearing me a new one.

I'm 12th now and am thinking about comming back for another shot as these guys - especially since I'm now in good with an enchanter and these boys drop gems every once in a while.

Troll Shadow Knight 12
Putrid Bile
# Feb 28 2001 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
This is a low level poison ingredient that your neighborhood rogue would like to have. How thoughtful it would be to pick up a few of these to fill a bag and give them as a gift. Or sell them at the highest bid in Freeport. Either way you'll make a friend and buddy for life.

Dagdason of Drinal
Immune to Mez
# Jan 15 2001 at 12:28 PM Rating: Default
Enchanter tip - just like the other drakes in the game, these boys are immune to mesmerise.
higher max lev. FYI
# Oct 20 2000 at 10:13 AM Rating: Default
One fire drake conned yellow to my wizard 12 once. All others I have found to be blue for my wizzy though.
What to use
# Oct 11 2000 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
What should a lvl 14 druid use to damage these (other then melee)? :) Thanks
Good Druid Strategy
# Dec 06 2000 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default

Obviously not Ignite, it gets resisted lots.
The Whatever Wind spell is ok, but I always hate those all or nothig resists.

However... =) If you have your conjuration up, I found these guys REALLY susceptible to the Grasping Roots/Swarm strategy. Hardly any downtime with that, pretty safe, and you get your DOT doing full dmg. I medded at the druid ring (lots of high lvls around there so lots of free buffs/clarity =D ), then I would pull and kill along the zone wall just below the ring. Quite easy, I never once got an aggro from a wanderer, and its a good distance from any of those pesky lava pits!

Good luck!

RE: Good Druid Strategy
# Mar 02 2001 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
240 posts
I agree!! Snare, Root, Stinging Swarm, med. Reroot and add stinging swarm again if they wear off. Usually takes me two stinging swarms then I can finish with melee or the wind spells. I did not fight by the rings but I imaging if you did and got breeze and/or clarity it would make life just grand :-)
# Aug 26 2000 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
what do i need for the torch of alna
low level hunting, no crowds!
# Jul 10 2000 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
Small groups of 8-12 L characters can avoid the crowds in the Commons for exp -- pull to the entrance and kill (L10 Nec and L10 Wiz made a killing there). Always lots of them, and rarely competition -- just be a little careful with your drag to avoid higher level nasties
RE: low level hunting, no crowds!
# Oct 06 2000 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
Yes, that is right. I have been soloing these things with my pet (i'm an SK) since lvl 11 (i'm 13 now). Just make sure that you con for blue, choose a single one and engage it close to the zone.

This also works with rock dervishes and low level elementals too. Even lava basilisks, but their stun or root or whatever is a pain.

# Jun 08 2000 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
they con green but give xp to me at 17. the obsidian gems and drake scales are worth 4gp plus with my 45 cha at Gypsies and weigh .1 ea. stackable. You can make some money fast killing lots of these.
# May 29 2000 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
Im a 13 almost 14 necro and i still
get exp from this guys
re: Area effects
# Feb 29 2000 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
I would also like to add that out of courtesy, you should try to fight these away from other people's pets. If another person's pet is within ranger when a fire drake casts it's spell, it will cause the pet to go aggro on the drake.

Also applies to Fire Imps as well.
Area effects
# Feb 23 2000 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
Their fire effect, though it doesn't do that much damage, relatively, is an area effect, so any mobs near you when fighting a drake will join and kill the drake, and take the kill. So, if you pull drakes, pull them away from lava crawlers, and other stuff.
Typical Loot Drops
# Feb 18 2000 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
Fire drakes typically drop 1-4 gold, fire drake scales, putrid bile, and/or cheap gems in any combination.
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