tainted barracuda  

Animal
Screenshot

Uploaded June 22nd, 2008 by __DEL__1641773856190
Updated June 23rd, 2008

PH for the corrupted barracuda is located at /loc -1351, -761, a little way away from the underwater dome and in more shallow waters.

Map File Location:
P 771.2070, 1348.2089, 38.5337, 0, 0, 0, 1, tainted_barracuda_ss

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2021-04-16 02:10:50.

Level: 36
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 2007-12-11 01:16:25
NPC Last Updated: 2020-10-03 14:46:45

Known Habitats:
  Lake of Ill Omen

Report a correction

Post Comment
Map update
# Apr 10 2021 at 2:21 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
*
68 posts
P 771.2070, 1348.2089, 38.5337, 0, 0, 0, 1, tainted_barracuda_ss
Definitive info
# Dec 21 2020 at 12:36 AM Rating: Excellent
Scholar
34 posts
So, taking everything everyone has reported, and consolidating with my own observances after doing this a few times now, I think I know how this works. There are 9 barracuda spawn points. 7 around the Veksar structure and 2 in the shallows at the south end of the lake. The north spawn is always a stuffed barracuda and is for something else. The NE, NW, E and S spawns as well as the SE shallows spawns is a 30 second respawn. I have never seen a tainted at these locations. The SW, SE and southern shallow spawn are all a 5 minute respawn, and I have seen a tainted at all of these locations. The one location mentioned below of -1351, -761 is one of those 3. For each of those three spawns you can get either a deepwater barracuda, a bloodgill barracuda, a tainted barracuda (lvl 36ish) or a tainted barracuda (lvl 45ish). I can confirm the info that the level 45ish tainted is the only one that will produce a corrupted. Of the 3 times I got a corrupted, 2 were at the southern shallow spawn point, and I think one was at the SE spawn point (that one was years ago).

Locs for the 5 minute spawn locations:

SE -908, -832
SW -825, 137
Southern Shallows -1351, -761
Good advice
# Oct 02 2020 at 9:49 AM Rating: Excellent
Sage
***
2,891 posts
The advice about camping that one spot is sound. I wasted an hour killing every 'cuda and had no luck. Camped that one spot while working on another computer and got the tainted/corrupted to spawn by the 6th or so pop.

Placeholder repop timer is 5 mins.

Note to admin: you don't have tainted barracuda on the list of mobs in the druid epic entry.
____________________________
Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie
Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
My crew: 115 WAR ENC CLE MAG WIZ SHD SHM Master Alchemist ROG Master Tinkerer & Poison-Maker
Single PH for corrupted?
# Oct 19 2018 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Spent several hours camping this and believe there is a single PH that will spawn the correct tainted barracuda. I killed about 10 tainted barracudas in the 30s and had zero corrupted spawns, however the first level 46 tainted I saw spawned the corrupted

The location of the PH for the higher level tainted is -1351, -761 (this LOC was from the P99 wiki but it is accurate for my experience on Coirnav). It is a little way away from the underwater dome and in more shallow waters. After killing hundreds around the whole lake, I gave up on that and just sat on this single spawn and had the corrupted in about 45 minutes.
Single PH for corrupted?
# Jun 27 2019 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
LibEQ wrote:
Spent several hours camping this and believe there is a single PH that will spawn the correct tainted barracuda. I killed about 10 tainted barracudas in the 30s and had zero corrupted spawns, however the first level 46 tainted I saw spawned the corrupted

The location of the PH for the higher level tainted is -1351, -761 (this LOC was from the P99 wiki but it is accurate for my experience on Coirnav). It is a little way away from the underwater dome and in more shallow waters. After killing hundreds around the whole lake, I gave up on that and just sat on this single spawn and had the corrupted in about 45 minutes.


Same situation - spent a long time killing all the barracudas. After awhile I decided to try this. Took a couple hours, got one lower level tainted and then the higher level a bit later.
OMG
# Nov 10 2010 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I swam around for a long time killing each fish one by one. NO WAY. they respawn in like 30 seconds. I marked them all on map, and am testing which ones spawn the tainted faster, gonna take alot of testing to prove but.
OMG
# Nov 10 2010 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Theres 6 spawn points I find for barracudas. I marked them on map using track. Now to get my tainted.
Epic tainted
# Mar 31 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
The Tainted Barracuda that spawns the corrupted is level 45 or 46 (was yellow to me at 44) as opposed to the fake tainted which are level 36 as shown above.

Soloed it fairly easily at 44, just took a little while root/dotting with weak dots to conserve mana for Corrupted (only 183 wis - this is on Mac server which stops at PoP so no uber defiant stuff that you PC druids will have). Used a mixture of fear and root to control him as he broke root fairly frequently but didn't resist fear at all.
rumors
# Apr 12 2008 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
219 posts
I wanted to clear some wring rumours upon him and being part of the DRU-Epic 1.0.

1.) Yes ... there are 2 forms of the tainted. As I killed both, I just can tell, that I didnt find any visible differences. I just can say, that the one that had been stronger spawned the corrupted .. but as I cant give you a lvl conform, its hard to difference him upon that. If he doesnt spawn the corruped .. dont be sad .. go on for it!
So upon that - the tainted has no static lvl ... he has a lvl-range!

2.) It has NOTHING to do with the ominous loc. of -900, -900. The one that spawned the corrupted for me had been a few hundret meters away. So just go on killing every deepwater barracuda in your location. Tainted can spawn on each of these locations. And any of them can spawn he corrputed.
____________________________
Firecobra
Leader of the CobraForceCrew
Leader of the Dragonring
Ayonae Ro (Tribunal)
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.