The Fabled Ancient Rockhopper  

Fabled Creature

  • This mob spawns at -176, 800.

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2008-03-28 09:02:34.

Level: 65
Expansion: The Buried Sea
NPC Added: 2007-03-16 17:44:09
NPC Last Updated: 2019-09-08 20:39:16

Known Habitats:
  Mons Letalis

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easy way
# Mar 16 2010 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
Southwest of the purple square on the map (the platform near mid-zone) is a ditch with a ShikNar Warrior or a Mature Rockhopper in it. If you go to the area with a tracker with sorting set to normal, it will always be on top of your track list as long as nothing else is repopping because someone killed nearby. This is because it despawns after less than a minute then respawns about ten seconds later. This is one (probably of many) ph for the fabled hoppper.

The PH spawns around -257, +787, waits a few seconds, then paths to about -110, +822 and despawns. This all takes under a minute. If you kill it nothing will respawn for the normal zone repop timer, so just leave it alone and watch the ph's cycle until fabled spawns. I can't run there from thought leech camp before it despawns so it's best to just wait at the hopper spawn and run for the fire idol if you need it also.

67 ranger in defiant w/ merc war did not find this guy to be a pushover, for reference. It was a reasonably close fight...

Have seen him pop back to back, and have waited an hour or two.
easy way
# Apr 15 2017 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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The LOC mentioned here works great. But it is a bug. There are at least three bugged locations. Two of them are near the LOC listed. But you can kill any rockhoppers, bugs, (and maybe stone guys) to get the Fabled Ancient to spawn. I worked the -600, xxx to 0,xxx area and got The Fabled Ancient to spawn. And he stays up if you get him to spawn from a location that isn't bugged. Of course, if you do not have track, the LOC mentioned is a great place to camp. You should easily get a spawn between 30-60 mins. But be sharp, because they do not stay up long. You will be able to tell the stay up time from the PH's. Also, as mentioned in another post here, do not kill the PH's for the broken spawn points. The respawn is much longer (~15-20 mins) than the broken spawn time. GL
# Mar 18 2009 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
From what I've read and experience with my baby ranger I ran to the zone for tracking purpose... Sit at the spawn point of -176, +800 and wait for it to pop. Make sure you get engage & kill it before it despanws or you'll be there all freaking year.. GL peeps..
more info
# Apr 13 2008 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
max hit 881 on lvl 60, 1485 ac. Enrages. Mons Letalis only drops Fabled Rockhopper Spirit Fetish. The bracer drops from the DSP one.
Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
# Apr 06 2008 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
Been Camping the Fabled Fire aug for 12 hours, and i've been the only one in the zone on numerous occaision when i check trach and see this guy online.......... I track and before i can even get invis on he dissapears with me being only in zone, I have track 200/200????? Any clues had this happen 3 times
# Apr 12 2008 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I had a similar experience last night - logged on my druid after raid to see if it was up for alts, saw it on track, and it poofed almost immediately. No one else in zone.

Can be camped, though, even if buggy. Got it two pop twice today - killed a batch of PH's, did chores for ~20-30 minutes for respawns, checked track on druid, rinse and repeat. Got two pops within about an hour and a half or so. So even if the spawn is set to depop after a bit, you should have time to find and kill it if you are camping.
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# Mar 27 2008 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
popped for me at -176, 800
Fabled Navi's Stone Bracer - I think not.
# Mar 26 2008 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I camped the Fabled Navi's Stone Bracer in the Dawnshroud Peaks Rockhopper caves. It took me a while to spawn him, but I can confirm that it dropped from "The Fabled Age Old Rockhopper" there. A guildmate of mine camped the Fabled hopper in Mons Letalis for several hours, hoping to get this bracer for his Ranger, but it never did drop. He and another friend farmed 11 augs before giving up on it.

Unless someone can verify that the bracer *definitely* drops from "The Fabled Ancient Rockhopper," in Mons Letalis, I think that it should be removed from his loot list.

Rayzore Sharpe (80 Monk), Luclin
Buggy Spawn then Despawn still
# Mar 25 2008 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
Got him to spawn twice in 6 hours and received one Fabled aug. Second pop he despawned while pulling just dissapeared (no KS) and then was untrackable anywhere in zone. He was up for only few min. A couple min later Fabled Spire Lord popped. Its always fun camping a Fabled for hours just to have them despawn in front of you. So he still has a buggy spawn despawn.

I was also killing everything in zone and did not seem to speed up his spawn. 3 hour avarage spawn for me. If you had couple peeps or more killing everything I bet he would pop more often. Spawned in SW once and East another.
# Mar 23 2008 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
43 posts
Ive chant kited this mob on my bard at 55. Granted it took an hour and a half but it got the job done. Find a good semi-open place to run around in a circle and you have it made.

Edit: Got him to spawn in 30 minutes after killing mainly rockhoppers. Took another hour to kill him for a friend. On some open areas you can glitch him down into a chasm and make him stay down there. Move back and forth above the chasm and he will just path in one spot forever.

Might I add that if you plan to kite him, he SUMMONS and 1-2%.

Edited, Mar 27th 2008 2:18pm by mudmudmud
kill em all
# Apr 04 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
btw, just don't kill rockhoppers. kill everything. seems to spawn it faster. i've spawned the rockhopper just killing inside the fabled fiery cave.
Fast spawn
# Apr 02 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
I got him to spawn twice in about 40 minutes today. Both times he was in a different place, somewhere near the middle of the zone. Just clear all the rockhoppers you see and bring someone who has track, it's an easy camp.
aug fixed
# Apr 01 2007 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
I just killed him about 5 minutes ago; dropped the aug. I had to fight him + regular ancient + 3 shiknar at the same time.

Unbuffed I had to use heal over time potions or I would have died >.<

He hits for around 800-900 ish

I'm a 75 rogue, mostly CoA gear 12k unbuffed.. oh yeah they fixed the aug :)
General information on spawning and killing.
# Mar 18 2007 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
319 posts
Today I saw this mob on track seven times. The first time I killed An Ancient Rockhopper, and almost instantly this one was on track. This time I killed it, and it seemed like a level 60 - 63 melee mob in the Plane of Hate, with a few more hp's. Nothing particularly difficult or irritating was noted. The next two times someone else got to him first, and they lived through the encounter. The fourth time I saw it on track I killed it with ease, similar to the first time. During this time period, there were a variable number of peeps in the zone killing yard trash. The last three spawns were a little more interesting. I was alone in the zone killing in the Thought Leech cave, and The Fabled Ancient Rockhopper spawned three times. All three times it quickly despawned. The third time it was on the top of the tracking list, and I went after it quickly, yet it still disappeared from track. There is a report of An Ancient Rockhopper despawning on its page.

Three spawn possiblities are suggested: The Fabled Ancient Rockhopper is spawned on killing An Ancient Rockhopper, spawned by killing place holders, or it is a spontaneous spawn. The above observations support or refute each of these theories.

Edited, Mar 19th 2007 12:54am by Guyyug
its bugged as is the fabled lucid shard
# Mar 16 2007 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
158 posts
Both augs has the same typo...I suspect they took the original item from the non-fabled and gave it aug info, but in the cut'n'paste operation didn't fully switch it from a non-aug to a aug. It will get fixed.
broken aug
# Mar 16 2007 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
Can verify that it is bugged as of 3/16/07. It is an aug that somehow has an aug slot. Bird bath refuses to put it in anything.
# Mar 16 2007 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Drops Fabled Rockhopper Spirit Fetish (Augment type 7,8)

55hp 55mana
5 to all saves

Appears to currently be bugged.

Edited, Mar 16th 2007 3:40pm by Evram
# Mar 16 2007 at 5:42 PM Rating: Good
3,128 posts
I don't think this is supposed to be an aug. Given the level of the toon, probably is a range item mislabeled
# Mar 18 2007 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
for the time i spent camping this and leech ,, this better be a freakin aug!
# Mar 17 2007 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
That looks right for a aug. Augments with AC and stats or resists are somethign that alot of people would be interested not just tanks. For that level of mob thats a decent aug
# Mar 16 2007 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
Its Fabled... its just bugged cuz of the aug slot.... its its suppsed to be ranged then they better add some stats and stuff
# Mar 16 2007 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
God I hope not, considering the mob is level 65. If this is suppose to be ranged, then its worthless for the level of the mob.
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