Porthio the Second Born  

Raid Encounter

Uploaded July 28th, 2007 by __DEL__1683505057533
Updated October 12th, 2009

Tethered to Nightshade

  • Maximum hit: 5,000
  • HP Estimate: 4,000,000
  • Single-Target Rampages: No
  • AE Rampages: No
  • Enrages: Yes
  • Flurries: Yes

Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2008-05-30 02:02:06.

Level: 80
Expansion: Prophecy of Ro
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# May 31 2013 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
Okay...I'm the first to admit when I'm wrong.

molo'd, 92 monk, 3300aa, 66k hp, 5400ac. Long fight, not hard though, I burnt down the cat then it was easy. Merc set to effecient, mended when i could, had plenty of mana in the end.

Dragons are easier.
A little too much to solo at 85...
# Apr 11 2013 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent

Well, the SK that posted here may or may not have actually solo'd this mob, but I don't see how, even as uber as SK's are....

For one, the dog that comes with Porthio is another raid mob, so esentially your are fighting two at the same time. It has just about the same hp as Porthio, memblurs etc.

I tried this with my 85 warrior with 2kaa and full abtruse/best possible baz gear, (5kac, max defensive aa, shield while running defensive) and Porthio still hit very hard.

I had my j5 cleric merc healing. I was also boxing an 82 bard who had a j4 rogue merc who were both wailing away at porthio's back.

The bard had melody twisting slow, haste, resists, overhaste...

about 20 minutes in Porthio was at 70%, dog was at 95% and my cleric was out of mana (did I mention i was running defensive? lol)

We wiped, accept my bard who i moved back and faded. Seconds after fade Porthio walked back to his spot and in a few more seconds was suddenly back at full hp (yet the SK feigned death several times and he didn't do this? suspicious...)

I'm not saying it's impossible (I have been impressed by SK solo's in the past) just that it would take an SK with some serious firepower. If your playing any other class good luck, because I was playing 2 and it wasn't happening. I would suggest if you want to try this guy to just wait till your 90 or higher.

Good luck.

A little too much to solo at 85...
# May 12 2013 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent

Tried again:

This time brought 86 warrior, 1890aa, 46khp, J5 Cleric


86 monk, 2650aa, J5 Tank


83 Mage, J4 healer

somehow got porthio to about 4% hp first try then wiped

Tried again and couldn't get him below 30% next few tries.

this is like fighting two raids at once. I'll try again at 90...
Killed w/ one merc only
# Jun 23 2010 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Killed this guy 6/23/2010 with just myself(85 SK, 4k AA) and the merc. Was able to go alone up till about 70 % when my train died off, then started going between 2.0 and merc and vamp mode and such. Took about 50-55 mins, blew HT twice, had to resummon merc 2 or 3 times. This fight was no push over, was pretty disced out, 20 % mana, merc dead for the 3rd or 4th time, when porthio finally fell. I'll have to try a dragon next time, at least it won't have a stupid cat with it.

Kurayami - Nameless

Edited, Jun 23rd 2010 7:53am by Kuray
1 group
# Oct 27 2009 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
1,061 posts
killed with 3 people. monk, rogue and monk (bot). 3 mercs of course too. one monk tanked both and we took porthio to 80%, then we all switched to take out nightshade. kept 2 mercs up on efficient and balanced, then added 3rd merc later when 1st got to 50%. fight took a bit over 20 mins. Main monk tower gear, rogue also tower geared. 2nd monk T5 group geared.
# Aug 31 2009 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
What is respawn time on Porthio?
# Oct 12 2009 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
3 days
# May 30 2008 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
1,273 posts
Deafening Giberish
Resonating Screech

Periodically he will also make one of the following emotes:
Porthio the Second Born says 'Nightshade! Get rid of that troublesome caster.
Porthio the Second Born says 'Nightshade! Kill that blasted healer!

On the command of these messages, Nightshade will mem wipe himself and target a character of the appropriate class.
Respawn Timer?
# Feb 23 2007 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
Subject says it all, can someone tell me the respawn on him? been looking around and havent been able to find it
Lvl is wrong
# Nov 18 2006 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
lvl of this mob is def. wrong, we tryd him yesterday and he coned red at 75, so he has to be at least 78th lvl + , my guess would be something around 80th
# Nov 09 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
ok we killed this guy today 11/9 and nightshade didnt spawn is this a known problem or bug or did we just do something wrong? any help would be appricietaed got jipped out of our staffs but still got ez loot
Crystals of the Firstborn
# Oct 25 2006 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
2,595 posts
I believe this item is a task reward for "Entrance into Daosheen's Chamber" -- not a drop. The task does involve killing Porthio, however.

Crystals of the Firstborn
# Oct 29 2006 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
Although Crystals are a task rewared, I've also seen Porthio drop them.
Crystals of the Firstborn
# Oct 29 2006 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
Crystals of the Firstborn is also a drop from Porthio.

He also drop Black Orb of Porthio the Second in addition to the ones recieved from the task.
# Oct 15 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
The way we do it is. Have MT (Warrior) Tank porthio. And Knights (Pal/SK) Tank the cat. Clerics Heal MT. Druid/Shams Heal Knights. Keep cat AWAY from Porthio. Because he has mean AoE Ramp. Kill Porthio First. Then finish cat.
how do you kill him now
# Aug 25 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
Ok EQ change how to pull this grp. So who do you pull to kill him. after you get him and cat do you Kill the cat or Porthio the Second Born? My guild been doing Porthio but we only get him to 75%hp then wipe sould we kill cat first then work on him or stay on Porthio and hope the cat does not wipe Clerics? can any one tell me what we should do pls!
how do you kill him now
# Sep 17 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Excellent
350 posts
Kill the cat first really ;)

Each guild does it their own way.. but if you kill the cat, you lose rampages, manadrain AE, quasi-DT from the cat etc..

If you kill Porthio 1st, then you still have a crazy memblurring cat to deal with.

Once Nightshade is dead, Porthio becomes just a trash mob with a bunch of HP.

how do you kill him now
# May 18 2007 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
223 posts
Know this is an old post- but don't kill the cat first. He is a tonne harder than Porthio and will take longer to kill.
how do you kill him now
# May 18 2007 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
223 posts
Know this is an old post- but don't kill the cat first. He has a tonne more hitpoints than Porthio.
New drop
# May 09 2006 at 12:08 PM Rating: Good
Dropped Crystals of the Firstborn 9th May 2006.

(Wolfsclan, Bristlebane)
Veludeus Exmachina - Bristlebane

*rate the posts, please*
New drop
# Jul 01 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
I have not seen him drop Crystals of the Firstborn. Rather after you get three dragon teeth from the large named dragons and part of Porthios staff from Nightshade, you turn them in to the apprentice mage in Arcstone for the book, which lets you enter Daosheens chamber.
New drop
# Aug 08 2006 at 3:06 AM Rating: Good
I know. Wolfsclan has killed him countless times and the crystals have dropped only once.
Veludeus Exmachina - Bristlebane

*rate the posts, please*
Mask of the Second born
# Apr 15 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Mask of the second born lucy link

drop too
# Mar 14 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
drop too "mask of the second Born"
dex 17,sta 19,cha 22,wis 25,int 25,agi 27
335 hp/mana
with 60% focus healing "vampiric health"
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