Gruet Longsight  

a rare creature

Uploaded May 30th, 2021 by Drewinette

Melees: No

Ranged Attack: Fires several arrows that hit in the hundreds (silk at 1500ish AC,max def) and proc blind,snare - if sth else I forgot.

Will always stay in quite some distance to you so dot/nuke him to death and be sure to have area clean so you get no adds.

Casts a "forget aggro" type spell/proc so may ping pong around from player to player.

  • This mob spawns at 1728, -1156, 186.
  • Summons: No

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2021-06-06 14:57:33.

Level: 70
Expansion: Serpents Spine
NPC Added: 2006-10-27 05:27:40
NPC Last Updated: 2021-07-31 12:56:21

Known Habitats:
  The Steppes

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# Jun 03 2021 at 3:36 PM Rating: Excellent
246 posts
1728, -1156, 186
Gruet Longsight spells
# Jul 05 2019 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
1,136 posts
Gruet Longsight casts:
Longsight Arrowflight (300 direct damage)
Longsight Stinging Shot (300 direct damage + 80% slow for 4 ticks)
Longsight Blinding Shot (300 direct damage + blindness for 2 ticks)
Longsight Leg Shot (300 direct damage + 50% snare for 4 ticks)
Lite Snack
# Sep 19 2009 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
"Soloed" him tonight on Quellious with my 77 rogue and my cleric merc. He killed a buddy of mine and was guarding his corpse, so I dragged his bod to safety and went back for revenge.

He must have run 7 or so, but I managed to target him from the hillside, then I applied a 1-shot poison to my darkened serrated bone dirk, and burned infusion of the faithful, and intensity of the resolute from a distance. I snuck up to him, (which wasn't easy due to his run speed) and went to work. I backstabbed him, and the poison proced for 20k, then I hit escape immediately. Snuck back out of range, reapplied a 1-shot, and hid again. I crept back up to him, and hit him for another 20k, and then turned on rogues fury and counterattack disc. He lived through that, but not my assassin's disc which followed. I'm not sure if he eventually stops, but he didn't do any shadow stepping with me once he was at 40% (i.e. when I started fighting him "fair and square"). I picked up a few of his buddies who wandered by, but they were easily dispatched. Love that new poison system.

I forgot to parse, but I'd estimate that he has between 80k~100k HP, the fight lasted about 90 seconds, and I think his max hit on me (2364 AC unbuffed) was about 1200. Killing the adds pushed the fight data off the top of my chat box. Hope this helps.

-Mayah Shadowdancer
77th season Rogue
Council of Arcana, Quellious

Edited, Sep 19th 2009 9:15pm by HitokiriMaxfield

Edited, Sep 19th 2009 11:31pm by HitokiriMaxfield
Spawn location?
# Aug 03 2007 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know where this Gruet Longsight spawns? He is never on track. Thanks.
Spawn location?
# Dec 30 2010 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
swyncoop wrote:
Does anyone know where this Gruet Longsight spawns? He is never on track. Thanks.

I suspect that the PH is the spawn just outside the front of the hut closest to the north west corner, or it may be he can spawn anywhere (other gnolls have fixed PH spawn however).

He's pretty rare, didn't see him at all one day killing that spawn regularly for several hours, then once the next day.
# Jan 26 2007 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
Not sure if he was stuck or if this was how he is supposed to work....

If you try to melee him he will constantly run away and train you while shooting you with his special effect arrows. The secret is not to approach him. Once you agro him, try to get him to chase you to a vacant location ( so his agro doesn't social agro others ) then stand there and let him shoot you. His ranged DPS is horrible ( well I did slow him so that might have made a difference ). I easily nuked him down as an enchanter solo. Even his HPs seemed weak compared to other trash there. He is just 'wierd' and difficult if you don't know how to deal with him.

Confirmed he doesn't drop jack. Just enjoy some easy xp when he spawns.

Ranged fight
# Dec 22 2006 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Range fight him or else he'll blind you and run off getting you adds. But in the end he's not worth the effort, he dropped usual gnoll crap - bow, arrows, steppes ore, periodot and darkfell fang - no good stuff
He's a Ranger -- bow-kites!
# Dec 09 2006 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
He snares and fires from a distance and runs off :)
Just duo'd him with a shaman
# Nov 19 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
Today he dropped Razor-sharp Obsidian Blade. (worst mob in EQ to duo!) :P
# Oct 30 2006 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
He drops nothing special from any other gnoll....

But he has special bow shots (negative effects) that blind you, snare you, etc etc....I remember having at least 3 and I think 4 effects on me at one time...I think it was 3 when I could see...meaning he has 4....He won't come up and melee, when you go out to him, he shadowsteps away and just keeps throwing arrows at you.

He's a royal pain, for no loot...there to annoy the gnoll hunters after the runed diamond.

Toucan Tanksem
of Vallon Zek, Sebilis, Venril Sathir, Antonius Bayle, and now Toukan of Povar
Tough fight - no loot
# Oct 28 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
I was killing the gnolls when this guy spawned. I snared him, but he just stood at the bottom of the hill and shot at me. As noted, he blinds, snares, and slows all with different bow shots. Fortunately, I had my Steadfast Servant up and he kept me alive while I dotted and shot (in slow motion) Gruet.

Long fight, only one add, but he dropped a diamond, and the bow and arrow that all the gnoll rangers drop.
Damn Rangers!
# Oct 28 2006 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
This mob is a PITA. I was just passing through the zone one day and saw him so figured I'd stop and kill him real quick and move on. Gruet is a dark blue (to a level 75) Gnoll spawns and roams in with the other gnolls close to the Icefall zone line. Only problem is it is a Ranger mob. (Now I know how it feels to be bow kited.) Mob will not pull closer than bow range, I couldn't get him to actually follow me up the hill to the zone line to safely kill...he sat down with all the other gnolls and threw arrows at me. Would not close in even when I got out of his line of sight. His arrows have several different effects including snare and blind (wish I had that AA). After I killed off the other gnolls that assisted him I went down to melee him down. That didn't work too well either. He cannot be snared/rooted. As soon as I closed on him he ran to max bow range and started shooting at me again. Of course where he ran had a bunch of other gnolls that agroed and started after me. At this point I figured it wasn't worth the time and effort and zoned agro.
Needless to say this guy is a pita and needs to be range fought down or have someone pull really good agro on him and then bring the melees in to chop him up while the person with agro stands back and plays pincushion.
Tajom Van Hackenslash
100th Huntmaster
Sanctus Arcanum
Drinal Server
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