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A Mechanic

Uploaded March 7th, 2020 by Gibberringfool
Updated March 8th, 2020
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Category: EverQuest

Minimum Level: 23
Maximum Level: 27
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-05-05 06:14:20

Known Habitats:
  Ak'Anon
Factions Increased:
  Dark Reflection
  Meldrath
Factions Decreased:
  King Ak`Anon
  Gem Choppers
  Eldritch Collective

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# Mar 07 2020 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
At any given time there appears to be approximately 10 of these guys up all around Ak'Anon. Not sure if it would be worth posting the LOCs of them all as they don't respond to hails and as far as I can tell only serve as flavor mobs.
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Maulis Thefool, Ranger of the 80th season...
Great Kill
# Mar 11 2004 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Head to 1691, -230. I am a Dark Elf Necromancer, so I went in invis. When you get there, just cast something to pull the mechanic standing by the vendor, since the vendor is dubious it will not aggro you. For necros, its pretty much cast darkness, send pet, shock of poison, lifetap, lifetap, lifetap, When they start to run (about 20%) shock of poison them agian. You have to watch, don't let them run across the water to the guards, because THEY will aggro you and kill you. I'm sure other classes have their way of taking care of them. Only advice is don't let them run to guards. On a higher note they drop great loot for me, Fine Steel weapons once and a while, Iron armor, loot about 3g to 3p from them, sprockets and gizmos. I'm lvl 26, most con blue, very few con white and the rest of the time they con yellow. The loc I gave you is across from 1 mechanic static spawn, which spawns ever 6 min or so, which is a great amount of time to med/heal up! Easy kills for me, good xp, good loot. Great kill. Period.

Oh and I forgot, they also drop gems, emeralds and such, and even on very rare drops black pearls!!!

Edited, Thu Mar 11 02:11:05 2004
uhhh
# Aug 08 2003 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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FACTION
then turn around and do rat part quest?
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You say, 'Hail, Exterminator VII'

Exterminator VII says, 'Greetings citizen. Welcome to Ak'anon. *whirr whirr* Mission *Terminate Vermin* initiated. Bring four clockwork Rat Leg Sections from defective cleaners for reward. All defective models must be eradicated *bzzzt whirr*.'

[Turn in four unstacked leg sections found on defective cleaners and he gives this response.]

Exterminator VII says, 'Four Clockwork Rat Leg Sections received *bzzzt* Processing reward. Reward mode initiated. Coins given. Mission *Terminate Vermin* reset 1 second *bzzzt whirr*.'
Your faction standing with King Ak'Anon got better.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Meldrath got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 1 copper from Exterminator VII.
You receive 1 silver from Exterminator VII.
You receive 1 gold from Exterminator VII.


Edited, Fri Aug 8 08:09:53 2003
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'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
tough friends
# Mar 09 2003 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I had a look around akanon for these guys yesterday and couldnt find any singles, they all seemed to be surrounded by high level ( red to me) npcs. Could anyone give me the loc of some of these guys who do not have reds around them? would lull work on these? im sure some of them could be lvl 40ish.
Is there still mechanics around that are alone or did they change that?
BTW im a 25 pally and a high elf ( which makes it even more difficult, i keep getting stuck,lol) but loot for these guys sounds great and im seriously broke atm....

thanks ;)
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Every day I am forced to add another name to the list of people who **** me off.
snare
# Sep 30 2002 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
i'm a warrior....29, these guys would be easy....what stuff could i get to snare or root though, seeing as that appears to be the only problem?
Rasheed
# Dec 03 2001 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
whats the loc of this guy? i wanna kill him 30th wizard of veeshan Rasheed
Druids
# Nov 29 2001 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
I'm a level 24 druid, but as everyone knows a druids talents are usually best outside of places.
Well if I am not mistaken Ak'kanon is all inside. What could I use to solo these guys. I am not twinked at all and really don't want to be. I have 134 wisdom. But I also have a few + mana object that boost it some more. But if I cannot use my careless lightning spell, should I try to DOT him to death and melee a bit? My other spells aren't very mana
efficient. Any help from a crafty druid around my level would be helpful.

Talvaron Redfang
24 Druid
Morell-Thule
RE: Druids
# Jan 04 2002 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
The machenic is easy for druids, careless ligthing does work. I just root, snared, flame lick and magic based dot and medd. repeat until dead or you can root nuke with careless lighting.
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Maxmerc Level 70 Warrior Llane
Bariance level 70 Priest Llane
My stratedgy
# Nov 01 2001 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
Pull the mechanic, cast some kind of slow spell on them, then nuke them to death, and as always, make sure you have enough mana.
EXP
# Sep 05 2001 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
I'm lvl 32 wiz and I still get Half a blue-bubble off this spawn.

Yiskin,The Seeker
Vallon Zek
hmm
# Aug 10 2001 at 9:31 PM Rating: Default
im a 25 human druid with 194 wis could i solo any of these spawns root/dot or kiting?
RE: hmm
# Oct 23 2001 at 3:24 PM Rating: Default
These thing are soooooooo weak, my good frind killed these by buffing himself, pulling with snare, dotting, then he meleed them while nuking them until they died, very very easy.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 10 2001 at 9:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im a 25 human druid with 194 wis could i solo any of these spawns root/dot or kiting?
Dark Elf necro lvl 27 in neeed of help
# Jul 06 2001 at 2:21 AM Rating: Default
Ive been getting bored with Millers and was wondering if i could take the one spawn camp? would the merchant guy by the mech attack me? if so could i take the 3 mech spawns?



Fateholder Bonecasters
lvl 27 necro
Souls of Glory
RE: Dark Elf necro lvl 27 in neeed of help
# Jul 14 2001 at 2:54 AM Rating: Default
I've been doing the single spawn by the mechanic as a Dark Elf since 24. I'm at 27 now and it's still good experience. The vendor is still dubious as he has been since I arrived. No worries there.
RE: Dark Elf necro lvl 27 in neeed of help
# Aug 13 2001 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Who is this? Ebonray?
Could...
# Jun 14 2001 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Could a lvl 26 erudite mage solo these?.....
RE: Could...
# Oct 23 2001 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
Use earth pet, damage shield pet, burnout pet, pull with malice. Send in pet. Nuke a few times, maybe even throw in a pet heal. instant experience.
Can a barb warrior camp them?
# Jun 07 2001 at 4:09 PM Rating: Default
I am lvl 26 and i was told they were good exp but im not sure if they are just good hunting for casters or not. If it is possible for me to get into Akanon would it be hard to kill these guys? Someone please post a reply.
RE: Can a barb warrior camp them?
# Jul 22 2001 at 12:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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You'd be fine in terms of being able to hold your own in a battle with these guys, but if they run, and they do, you're pretty much dead unless you have a Silken Whip of Ensnaring or something else that roots/snares. The guides and other Clockworks will attack you. Grouping in Mistmoore is okay for you, or Highhold Keep, or Frontier Mounains, or Lake of Ill Omen, or even some Firiona Vie, and there's always Southern Karana with Aviaks and gnolls to hold you over til about ~34... Anyway, hope this helps... I just wouldn't try these guys alone as a warrior. Good luck.
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Avelanche
Righteous Warrior of Ironforge
Blackwing Lair
Lvl 22
# Apr 30 2001 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
Im a lvl 22 gnome necro with a int of 152.... was wonderin' if i could take these suckers down easily? Does the bug still work?
Summary
# Feb 26 2001 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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These lil guys are great in every way imaginable. Exp, loot, ez faction, ez kills, good spawns, and they're little!
I leveled from 28-33 on the mechanics. By level 31 I could easily solo the 3 spawn in the palace. Their faction is easy to regain by killing minotaurs 1 zone away(Steamfont). The Eldritch collective, however is not on the mino faction. As a wood elf ranger I didn't really need that faction anyway, though. As far as loot...

1-6pp
Ringmail Armor
Gems (Black Pearls too)
Fine Steel Weapons
Mechanic stuff

They have about 750-850hp depending on level (24-27), and max around ~42dam. When I was fighting in the palace there were some pathing bugs that could sometimes cause some problems if I wasn't paying attention. Always slow/snare in the palace. There are guards/clockworks/mechanics to help their brethren. There are a couple of single spawn spots in Ak'Anon as well. One past the first tunnel to the Mines of Malfunction, by the tinkering merchant; one other in the 'cabin' by the water-wheel, but that one's quite risky with all the clockworks around.
When you do get tired of mechanics, you can move on to some clockworks spiders, or even some of the weaker guides. The zookeeper's fun too. Anyway... Very out-of-character-ly, I love gnomes, but killing them has so many advantages!:)
btw - Made 2k from these guys in about 4 hours.

Anyway Hope this helps. Be safe, and remember to leave some time for RL=)

PS The whole time I killed them my faction at the warrior guild in Ak'Anon was amiable and I could sell all my loots there. I'm not sure if this was because I had done something earlier for them, or they have very little faction with the mechanics...
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Avelanche
Righteous Warrior of Ironforge
Blackwing Lair
DarkElf
# Jan 09 2001 at 9:47 AM Rating: Default
Does anyone know if a DE necro can be successful at either of the two camps of merchants?
You don't have to be small!
# Jan 07 2001 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
You don't have to be small to do this it just makes it a lot easier. I'm a lvl 30 human mage and camp them all the time all you have to do is spend hours in EC trying to buy shrink potions! And its really annoying because it trivs. at like 70 and still people won't sell them to ME!

Hongo Helfyre
Mad Level 30 Mage!
Bug
# Oct 16 2000 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
If you go deep within the building that Akanon is in, you will find several Mechanics. Each one is close to the other but dont they dont train. Its hard to explain but you can pull one by one into a room and stay in the fartherst corner from the door and they cant touch you. This bug only works for small races ex. Gnomes, halflings and dwarfs. I am lvl 22 necro w/o pet and I am getting awesome exp off these guys. And for you who say that bugs are bad, its my way of getting payback for when I ordered Kunark and never recieved it and still got billed. =P If bugs are illegal, why the hell dont they fix them.

Loot is fairly good, I have gotten ringmail already and stones the first day. They never resist spells really and are again excellent exp. I get almost 1/2 a bub at 22 for reds and 1/4 for yellows.

Come here if you are a pure caster and a small race and get lvl 24 asap! New spell animations, darkboned pet if your a necro =)

Happy Hunting


Great exp and loot
# Oct 11 2000 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
These guys are great, wish I would of killed them a lot sooner. The pathing error seems to be fixed or at least they came past the wheelbarral and attacked me. Maybe it was my pet? Anyway, I've seen 4pp and change, plus every piece of ringmail. Also runes, fs, jewlery, gems and your odd words <good words too> Happy hunting!

Mechanic
# Aug 10 2000 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
Yes it looks like a pathing error, he never attacks you, just paces back and forward. Don't let a GM see you kill him this way, or you'll be hung, drawn and quartered. Damn funny though sitting there blasting him without my trusty necro pet. Kill him then swim down to Sanfryd and blast him away, the xp just rolls in. I reckon a lvl 20 caster could take the red conning mechanic no probs, as long as they have enough mana.
RE: Mechanic
# Nov 26 2000 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
Wait so oyur saying that a lvl 1 necro can just kill these guys and they wont fight back? wow
Oy
# Nov 30 2000 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
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No.. because your spells would easily get resisted
DOODER
# Aug 10 2000 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
These guys kick *** exp wise. I made the 1 a day gnome plan to freedom not to long ago. Thats where you lvl once a day till 29, thats what lvl i am almost at. These guys are definitely on it! theres one by the abby of deep musing where if you pull it and stand to the right of a wheelbarrow he wont attack you hell keep pacing. Anyways if you wanna know what my plan is just gimme a tell, im on quite a bit. Itll be famous!!!!
spawn?
# Aug 04 2000 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
Where does this beast spawn at?
Loot
# Jun 21 2000 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
They drop anywhere from a few gold to a few plat.
Drop mostly gizmos and runes. Occasional FS or Ringmail
Factions
# Mar 01 2000 at 11:00 AM Rating: Excellent
Kill Mechanic has same faction as killing a Gnome Watchman.

+DarkReflection
+Meldrath
-KingAkAnon
-EldritchCollective
-GemChoppers
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