Guard McCluskey  


Level: 37
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-05-04 22:14:20

Known Habitats:
  West Karana
Factions Increased:
  Guards of Qeynos +15
Factions Decreased:
  Corrupt Qeynos Guards -100
  Kane Bayle -15
  Circle of Unseen Hands -10
  Bloodsabers -15
  Corrupt Guards

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Faction info for kill
# Sep 04 2015 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -100.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -10.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] You receive 9 silver and 1 copper from the corpse.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey is slashed by shards of ice.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey has been slain by Vaner!
Subtle Connection
# Apr 28 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
Guard Mccluskey, a corrupt Qeynos guard...

McCluskey was also the name of the corrupt cop from The Godfather. The one that punched Michael outside the hospital Vito was in, and the one shot in the restaurant along with Sollozzo.
where is the guy?
# Mar 27 2002 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
where is this gaurd now?
RE: where is the guy?
# Mar 27 2003 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
He is in the guard tower in West Karana alongside Guard Donlan, near the barbarian fishing village
RE: where is the guy?
# Mar 27 2003 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
He is in the guard tower in West Karana alongside Guard Donlan, near the barbarian fishing village
Done these 2 for 11 lvls
# Sep 18 2001 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
I am a druid started soloing donlan at 30 throw harmony ( always stuck on him first time)on mcclusky and kite donlan (12 kills took me to 31 after turning in bracers)great exp! I was here till lvl 41 and started killing mccluskey at 35 their spawn is roughly 6 minutes each pleanty of time to med. Snare mccluskey it may take upto 8 tries to stick him only nuke him, if you try and dot med he will gate back when low on health when he is low melee him down he will not gate takes a while but i have a maxed 175 1hs from this. For loot every four hours roughly swarm mother spawns at field next to barbs pull her up on track as soon as you see the message warning of swarm, run right at her and snare pull her away from the swarmlings (only 4 will attack you at any given time)melee the swarmlings and dot mother she drops blue diamonds and gems. For amusement let a monk or other melee type try and take mcclusky hehe ( had to full heal 39 monk 3 times so he could kill him ). it will take roughly 2 and half hours to level , again best exp for druids. My faction can not get any better with qeynos guards and cant get any worse with corrupt guards warning there are corrupt guards in qeynos and if you are attacked by one, even good guards will join them! consider yourself KOS in qeynos if you do this quest.

Lvl 37
# Mar 21 2001 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
FYI He does spawn as high as lvl 37...he conned white to me 2 hours ago.
Not so bad at 40
# Jan 25 2001 at 1:55 AM Rating: Default
-I soloed both of these guys last night. SoW is a must. Donlan dies quick but you have to recast Bonds of Force on McClusky after Donlan dies or your 2 min of fame will be up. I started off with a Lightning shock on McClusky for 385 damage and ended it with 2 more after using AE for 226 multiple times. Resists were rare for me at lvl 40. My exp bar actually moved. I will probably be here at least until 41 hopefully 42 depending on if Donlan greens out or not.
Better than wc guards
# Nov 05 2000 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
these guys are better xp than valon and colin in wc. they spawn slower but are harder to kill. at 41st lvl McClusky takes 90%of my mana to kite but once the spawn is split its xp all the way to the bank. now for the best thing.. you get to take the guard bracelets to nk and get more xp and loot for turning them in its a win win situation. im gunna be here a while campin these guys..
He's Tough
# Oct 23 2000 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
Ok, I'm a druid here of the 39th season and I found McCluskey impossible to kill. I tried every avenue possible. I snared him as high as 4 different times with him resisting, had to zone. Then if I get the snare to work, my firestike does minimal dmg when it hits him. Combust works better on him. Snare, DOt, Combust, Combust, Combust, he resists Combust, Firestrike (dmg 7), Snare again, DOT again, Combust, Combust, oom and he still has 1/8th life left, he disappears, returns to tower, I approach tower, McCluskey returns with the other guard, zone. Not worth the time nor effort until you are in your 40's. Too difficult. Bracers are nice but not worth all the downtime involved.
RE: He's Tough
# Oct 27 2000 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
The disappearing (he warps right back to his spawn point in the tower) is a real pain in the... Only happens when kiting him and his health gets low enough that he's about to flee. Trouble is, by the time you run back to the tower - he's back at 1/2 or more health.

I believe I read that in the next patch (Tues 31st Oct) this bug was going to be fixed.

RE: He's Tough
# Feb 20 2002 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
This morning I was attacking McKlusky. When he was down to about 1/3 his hit points, He disappeared. Next thing I knew, The other one was running afer me, so, they still haven't fixed that bug yet :(. Just wanted to give warning.
RE: He's Tough
# Mar 02 2001 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
Some people where talking about on the druid page about getting him and the other guy in the 30's whith the new lighting spell.
big mofo
# Jul 11 2000 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
if you get close to this guy your life just goes down, he hits hard and stuns annoyingly. the bracers from him and the other guy rock though

# Jun 11 2000 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
One time i camped both the guards at level 34 it was quite a challenge...I used my earth pet and just fought my way to victory...great exp. crappy loot
soloing this guy
# May 23 2000 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
I thought I'd share a great soloing spot for a wizard to beat the hell level 35. It is killing *corrupt guards* at the guard tower nearest to the barbarian fishing village in West Karana.

A few things are required to ease the difficulty of this camping spot. At level 35 SoW is required to beat the tougher of the two guards McCluskey. McCluskey varies from level 34 to 38 or so. He is very tough to root and nuke so I found you *must* kite him. Bonds of Force is a possiblity but both guards resistance to all most forms of magic are high and thus they resist BoF *a lot*.

To help resistance I found that the Staff of Temperate Flux works very well in making the fire and ice based spells do more damage on average. This is very important because running out of mana against guard McCluskey happened to me a lot and I had to zone thus wasting a whole bar of mana with no experience gained. The level 38 spawn of McCluskey I found was too resistant to beat so I would usually /ooc for a person to help and there usually was one near by at the fishing village. The spawn time for both guards is around 10 minutes.

The lesser of the two guards is guard Donlan. His level varies between the high 20s to low 30s. I was able to just root and nuke him almost every time with no problems at all if he was the only guard present. Its a good idea to hit either guard you are attacking with the lower element spell produced from the staff mentioned above. This greatly helps overall damage and thus reduces the amount of mana required.

The experience is very good for this killing these two guards. But the best thing is that they drop a guard bracelet almost every time. This no drop item can be turned into Capt Linarius in the stone bridge tower in North Karana for a few gp, usually a mid level bronze or steel weapon and more *experience*.

Surprisingly this spot in a week of camping was rarely camped by other players. Even during peek hours.
McCluskey's Lvl
# Mar 01 2000 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I can confirm that McCluskey's lvl is between 35-38 not 34-36. He Drops a short sword and a guard braclet(which you turn in to capt in NK bridge).
RE: McCluskey's Lvl
# Sep 22 2000 at 4:46 PM Rating: Default
I have killed him a number of times when he was 34. I can confirm that he is level 34 - 38.
RE: McCluskey's Lvl
# Dec 15 2000 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
ok, well this may be true but the 34 spawn is very rare as I camped him for 4 hours last night and never once saw a blue (under 35) McCluskey. I did however see a couple evens and yellows but mostly red. GREAT EXP!!! out of 4 hours I made 1/2bub in real exp and 1/2 bub from turning in bracelets. so 1 full "Orange" bub at 35 hell. Alot better than the other day in OT which was extremely slow exp. BTW this was grouped with a 39 shaman so if you solo'd it would be 2 full bubs
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