steamfont - Watchman Halv  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007

No one seems to know what happened to Watchman Halv. After years at the same post, he seems to have gone into hiding. Watchman Grep has taken over his spot at the fork in the pathway.

Formerly of the Steamfont Mountains.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2009-04-24 14:34:22.

Level: 35
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Best guard for killing
# Aug 23 2008 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
Give me Halv back.
Wherre is
# Dec 16 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
Where is this halv. I have search in all zone and i have never find this halv. Anyone have the loc please ?
same loot?
# Aug 19 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
i went to steamfont today and that there was no halv i was wondering if watchman grep drops the same loot (im looking for words of the suffering)
Watchman Halv retires
# Aug 12 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
I ran through Steamfont today and noticed that Watchman Halv has been replaced with Watchman Grep. I guess Halv finally decided to retire. Grep seems to be of similar power and ability.
RE: Watchman Halv retires
# Feb 09 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
From what I have been hearing, Halv was let go due to salary cap restrictions. It seems the Gem Choppers couldn't afford to keep him, but tried restructuring his contract to no avail. It seems that his agent (Gearo) might have botched the deal. I guess that's why we now see Gearo back in his pre-superstar agent role of quest giver in the Bazaar.

Watchman Grep (6th round draft pick by the Gem Choppers 3 years ago) has stepped up from being a one-time back up to Watchman Halv, and I'm sure he'll take over the role nicely.

I don't know if we will ever see Watchman Halv again, but I have heard rumors that the Emerald Warriors, Storm Guard and even the Legion of Cabilis (supposedly a HUGE 3 city deal is in the works that would send Trooper Taer to Oggok for a bunch of draft choices, Halv would go to Cabilis, and a as of yet unnamed guard would be sent to Ak'Anon) have all shown interest in the two-time NPGL (Norrathian Professional Guardsman League) pro bowler.

He might be retired for the time being, but has since become a personal fitness trainer for the Freeport Militia's own powerhouse Sgt. Slate.

Watchman Halv, by the numbers:

Years pro: 4 1/2
Drafted: 1st round, 7th overall by the Gem Choppers
College: Ak'Anon Tech
Major: Swordmanship, minor in Calvary Tactics
NPGL Pro-Bowls: selected twice
Awards: NPGL Rookie Guard of the Year and Defensive Guard of the Year
Enemies Slain: 86,337
Enemies Chased to Zone: 139,285
RE: Watchman Halv retires
# Mar 28 2006 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent

Fantastic post.
RE: Watchman Halv retires
# Mar 19 2005 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
LOL now THAT was a funny post!
Basilisks may be better than Halv...
# Mar 12 2004 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
I just tried Halv. I am a druid level 40. I tried him right after a few levels in Jaggedpine Forest, hunting A Cave Basilisk and A Cave Basilisk Genitor in the caves to the West in the zone.

Frankly, I can't see Halv being such a catch. Cave Basilisks must be a much better bet for druids at least. First, you have several in the area: no need to wait for re-spawn. Secondly, at level 40 at least, the basilisks gave equal or better exp than Halv. Thirdly, you don't destroy any faction you may or may not need in the future :) Fourth, you can practise several tactics with the basilisks: quad-kiting (yes, possible :), charming, and DoTing.

The only thing that speaks in Halv hunting's favour, is that he drops better (more valuable) loot than the basilisks. Basilisks drops very crappy loot! ;)


Edited, Fri Mar 12 03:06:53 2004
His drops
# Oct 31 2003 at 10:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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I leveled on this guy from level 35 until level 39. I've killed him more than 100 times, and I kept a list of his drops. Here's everything he ever dropped for me. Maybe someone will find this useful:

A Faded Salil's Writ Page
Fine Steel Dagger
Fine Steel Great Staff
Fine Steel Long Sword
Fine Steel Morning Star
Fine Steel Rapier
Fine Steel Scimitar
Fine Steel Short Sword
Fine Steel Spear
Fine Steel Two Handed Sword
Fine Steel Warhammer
Rune of Concussion
Rune of Consumption
Rune of Howling
Rune of Solusek Ro
Rune of the Catalyst
Rune of the Cyclone
Salil's Writ Pg. 60 (left half)
Salil's Writ Pg. 60 (right half)
Salil's Writ Pg. 64 (right half)
Shiny Card
Short Sword
Small Iron Visor
Small Ringmail Belt
Small Ringmail Boots
Small Ringmail Bracelet
Small Ringmail Cape
Small Ringmail Coat
Small Ringmail Coif
Small Ringmail Gloves
Small Ringmail Mantle
Small Ringmail Neckguard
Small Ringmail Pants
Small Ringmail Sleeves
Small Round Shield
Words of Abatement
Words of Cazic-Thule
Words of Detention
Words of Duration
Words of Efficacy
Words of Endurance
Words of Haunting
Words of Motion
Words of Quivering
Words of the Suffering

He always drops a short sword, a small round shield, and a shiny card. I've seen him also drop as many as three other items, though that many is rare.

Edited, Mon Nov 3 11:32:55 2003
# Aug 10 2003 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
You can take this guy at 25. Me and my husband did it, I was a 25 necro and he was a 24 druid. It's a long kite and a lot of resists, but eventually the poor little guy drops......

RE: 35?
# Aug 11 2003 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
Two classes at 25 could do it, but I wouldn't suggest anyone attack this guy solo under 30, because he will resist you A LOT, and this little guy hits pretty hard and fast! Of course, the PoK book is just over the mountain, in case of an emergence.

I personally, soloed this guy starting at 33, without problem. So, 30 is probably the starting point to solo. But expect a few unfortunate "incidents" if you solo him that young!
Easy as pie! Hmmmm, gnome pie!
# Jul 29 2003 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
This guy is a joke! Too easy for the experience. I only wish he spawned every 2 minutes!!

What I do is basically what everyone has suggested as a 34 necro. First, move further back down the path away from his older brothers (with fear, he sometimes goes over the maintain). Snare with dooming darkness, fear, pet, VoS, BB, and finally VC. Now, call of bones while he runs off. By the time he gets back to you, your mana has increase by half a bub and he's down to 30%. Usually, I can sit and wait for him to come towards me and by the time he does he its below 20% hp and starts to retreat. Been hit once (lucky hit), pet down at MOST to 70% health. Always full mana when he pops again, full health pet. NP!!

Edited, Mon Aug 4 13:03:44 2003
good exp at 34
# Nov 23 2002 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
I can't see how this guy is half a blue of exp at level 40 when I'm getting that at 34. DE necro with 210 int. First cast snare, of course, followed by invoke fear, venom of the snake, then if I'm low on health, suck a little health from him for myself. Oh, I always have the pet up - extra damage and a distraction for when fear breaks, as well as the occasional stun. Why not? Anyway, if I'm not low on health, just add a couple more dots and watch them finish him off. I'm fairly spendthrift on mana, seeing as he's got a few minutes between spawn times - don't even bother using call of bones, just allure of death gets me near max again by the time he pops. Very, VERY safe exp, never seen any wanderers, and fear sends him off down some path away from the level 50 watchman around the corner - stupid gnome.
RE: good exp at 34
# Aug 18 2003 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
Believe it. I decided to pay this little guy a visit after I dinged 40, and I was getting roughly 2-3% exp per kill with him. I still call him the safest exp in the game! Never died from him (when I was hunting him from lvl 33 up), got hit a couple times, but was nothing I couldn't handle. And on Brell, this guy is never camped! Each time I go to steamfont, he is sitting there like the dead duck he is! MUHAHAHA!!
# Sep 19 2002 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
Makes an excellent Dire Charmed pet. Hits in the high 80s and 90s. Used him as extra damage against Renux.

Just thought I'd share this little bit of info. :)

60 chanter
a shiny card
# Jul 13 2002 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know what the shiny card is for on this guy? it is no drop just wondering
he is a wimp
# Jun 09 2002 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
i can take him as a 31 druid ez, never using nukes, only snare and dots, med while fighting, simple
# Jun 07 2002 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
approximately 5 min 30 sec respawn
roughly 1200ish HP
nothing around him, plenty of kiting room
crap loot, but very easy xp
Killing halv
# May 22 2002 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
OK I Killed him this morning on Morell-thule and as a 40 Necro with a 194 int here is what happened.

Summon Pet and haste the pet (I didn't but I was in a bit of a hurry). Med to full. then Pull with Dooming darkness, sic pet, then cast Invoke Fear.

(note: he broke fear about 3 times very quickly so don't be right on top of him.. wait till it breaks and then while he is beating on pet recast)

Once feared cast venom of snake. Repeat till dead.. If your in a bit of a hurry finish him with torbis acid blast or drain soul to get back in lost hp for when he gets a bit to close.

At 40 got half a blue bub from him and only cost maybe half a mana bar. Loot sucks compaired to HG's and griffs but much better spawn time.

Taldarn Dawnrunner
40th Dark Elf Necro
PoKS of Morell-Thule

Edited, Wed May 22 11:18:14 2002
Soloing as a 36 shaman
# Apr 18 2002 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
At 36 i tried halv. at first i found it difficult latter i tried a diffrent approach. it worked great. My first attempt involved rooting halv dotting sending in pet, healing pet. problem was i got to much agro and shaman pets suck. the strat that worked for me was this:

1) summon pet buff it with str dex agi sta
2) buff self with tails sheild and stam and sow of course
3) make pet not taunt (/pet taunt off) and stay in an area far enough away so that while u play with halv it doesn't run in. i found a nice spot where the rocky ground hits the road <on lfay zone side of halv>
4) haste pet
5) run over near halv and enstill/root. there is a good chance he will resist so wht i did is run towards mill till i got far enough away to cast again. it took me 1-3 tries to get him stuck long enough to conitue
6) once he is standing still malisment him
7) then targar <not a true necesity but helps just in case>
8) listless power him
9) my enstill ussually was close to breaking now as a note your pet should not be fighting at all yet.
10) if root is still holding dot <i used scourage and ebreath> if not run around re root and dot.
11)once doted run back to pet and sit till root breaks.
12) when root breaks halv chases u and when he gets close ... pet attacks if he hit u if not send pet in.
14) run around reapplying dots as needed. i ussually ran to lfay zone and back.
15) soon as halv starts to run ie almost dead sit down med till respawn. this ussually took me about 3 blues to do at 212 wis.

hope this helps the shamans since no one ever posts tips on soloing for us.
what do you think
# Mar 25 2002 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
as a 31 sk i can kill SG's cause of sv vs magic, what is his sv vs magic anyone know? can i kill him you think?
RE: what do you think
# Apr 18 2002 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
The question to ask yoursels if you can solo sg's why come to halv? only reason i can think of is because to great of A down time inbetween. I could solo him rather easily at 36 as my post says. at 31 i am willing to bet any melee would not last long. he hits for 90 and reasonable fast, as an sk u can try to fear kite but he resisted my enstills rather often till i malismented. so u may find it near impossible to do.
Killin Halv at 35 solo
# Mar 12 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
I dont know about any other class, but as a wizard, I can kill Halv easily at lvl 35. Its basic wizard solo strategy, but if youre wondering, heres how:
Pull with Bonds of Force. There are no wandering mobs around him, so you shouldnt have to worry about catching anything else w/ BoF.
While hes runnin at you, rather slowly, root until it sticks.
From there, just nuke and re-root as needed. You may or may not need harvest, depending on how much he resists, but its goot to have it ready to cast, just in case. You shouldnt get hit at all, but you can have up steelskin if youre not too sure of yourself. He hits for 92 max w/ a weapon, doubles and kicks, but if youre good like me, that wont matter. I get close to half a blue bubble per kill, even in hell lvl. Ive been told he gives exp all the way to lvl 49, so Ill be here for a good long time =).
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 20 2001 at 4:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It's you stupid people who are killing him! It's just not right to kill your own kind. And I will kill you because you are being an idiot. You little ***.
Why not kill the guards?
# Nov 01 2001 at 3:52 PM Rating: Default
Why not kill the guards, they are fun. Also, I'm a Gnome, so your essentially saying that if I kill the Gnome guards, that you'll kill them too, good, dude you need to relax.
# Nov 01 2001 at 3:50 PM Rating: Default
Me and a nec buddy killed him, I tanked, and he spanked him with spells, that ringmail your talking about is dwarven ringmail I think.
# Oct 07 2001 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
Don't kill gnome guards! Do you people have no respect for our kind?! So don't kill our guards or i'll kill yours.

Humberto D'Amonte
60 Warlord
# Sep 02 2001 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
What would be the earliest a Wizard could kill him?
how to kill halv..necro style of the 39 lvl hehe...
# Aug 07 2001 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
ok im a dark elf necro lvl 39. heres how i do it
1st have a pet up and augument it and med without any buffer..get a clarity if u can dont use call of bones cuz if u get a resist when pulling hes prolly gonna go after yah...and u just dont wanna get hit with that dot on yah heheh...

2nd pull with DOOMING DARKNESS, if u get resisted snd pet immediatly then recast til u get 1 to stick..or FD if u think u cant get 1 to stick....

3rd once hes darkend invoke fear him til it sticks

4th cast venom of snake until it sticks

5th cast torbas acid blast..if u dont have this spell..GO TO VELIOUS AND GET IT!

6th by now the ol migit halv is prolly near death just sit there and watch your pet beat the crap outta him..

7th....he dies

ok at lvl 39 im getting half a blue per solo kill, and the best loot ive goten from him at 1 time is 4p| short sword| small shield| fine steel morning star|ringmail gloves|and words of detachment... hes on a 5 min timer and U can sell the loot at the druid ring! im a necro and waayy kos to druids and i can sell to that woman i think her name is clydea or somethin like that...
hope ive helped...

Strata V'Kral<The Untouchable Ones>

currently lvl 39 nec on the Cazic-Thule server
................HOTPOCKETS RULE!
Shiny Cards
# Apr 19 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
Some high char let me loot one of these guards' corpse, I think it was Halv. On it I found a shiny card, lore magic. There is nuffin on it in the quest dictionary, An I dun know what to do with it.
RE: Shiny Cards
# Sep 28 2001 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
The shiny card Halv drops is the same one used in the Series C Blackbox quest in Ak'Anon. I have absolutely no idea why he's carrying one other than the fact that he's got one.
RE: Shiny Cards
# Jan 21 2002 at 2:17 PM Rating: Default
dose any one know how to use it
i found one and have no idea who to give it to thanks\
RE: Shiny Cards
# Apr 17 2002 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
160 posts
Give to Manick Compolten in the Gemcutters hall inside Ak'Anon.

Edit: Meant to say TALK to him. He'll tell ya what to do.

Edited, Mon Apr 29 15:04:19 2002
please tell me how!!!
# Mar 08 2001 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
can somone please tell me how to Solo whachman halv im to scared to touch him. If somone would please give me advice i would appreaceATE IT PLEASE!
RE: please tell me how!!!
# Jun 19 2001 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
What i do as a 35 druid is snare him and duke till he stops moving then i use my 34 DoT on him while i med for the next time i kill him.

Any questions its Puffin on anoya ro, or how ever you spell it
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