the ghoul arch magus  

a rare creature

Uploaded December 23rd, 2019 by iventheassassin

The arch mage is an excellent hunt for high level casters in Lower Guk.

  • This mob spawns at 1184, -832, -190.
  • Mob sees through invisibility: Yes


Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2020-08-28 16:40:24.

Level: 45
Expansion: Original
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# Aug 19 2020 at 6:50 PM Rating: Excellent
250 posts
1184, -832, -190
Killed him 04/04/19
# Apr 04 2019 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
123 posts
- just cos

And he dropped the SMR but I had already looted one from Yendar (much easier to get to for high levels)
# Aug 15 2014 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
As of August 2014 he is still around. Though I cleared the camp around 8-9 times before I saw him once, and then have cleared it another 8-10 times now. On test, no one is in the zone 98% of the time, so I just log in, kill, log out and do something else, repeat.. on a daily basis lol. Just looking for robes for rogue.

The Zolz of many faces.. Shadowhawk
Shiny Metallic Robes
# Aug 03 2014 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
Does this NPC still exist?
# Aug 17 2007 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
i know he drops SMR and SL, but he also drops

phosphorus powder
fine steel rapier
words of incarceration

all we found so far
Ghoul Arch Magus
# May 17 2007 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Camped this guy tonight with my 60 Chanter and pet
30 minute spawn timer.....had the robe in 1 and a half hours
I think I got lucky LOL
# Jan 19 2007 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
the arch magus is in a tunnel off to the east of the main hallway going toward the lord
Yendar Starpyre
# Jul 12 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Yendar Starpyre, a gnome in Steamfont also drops the Shining Metallic Robes. He is a roamer. Took him down today with me (52 rogue) 70 cleric 62 shadow knight 65 bard and 65 ranger. If you are looking for the SMR, this is much easier than camping the Ghoul for X number of days. Hope this is a help.

Dromo, 52 rogue
Saryrn Server
first time
# Feb 02 2005 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
i was just exploring around the dead side of lower guk with improved invisiblity vs undead me being a 51 necro and i guess this guy can see through it, anyway i was walking around and i guess he aggroed through wall becase i didnt' even go to the camp and all of a sudden i realized my pet was at 40% and the ghoul arch mangus kept trying to cast instill on me but it never stuck with 147magic resist and i couldn't find my pet fast enough to go kill the bugger so pet died and that made me pissed because it took me forever to get him toys so i fd then got back up summoned pet buffed myself up pulled him with slow then started stacing dots on him, only nuke of his i didnt resist was some cold based one that i only partially resisted he dropped fast and i got the robe, dont need it i'll just sell it i guess...
# Dec 24 2004 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
I hate this magus.. Ive camped in for 30 hours. Spawned twice. And Dropped the legs.. I wish I could go buy the damned smr. but theres only one in the bazaar, and its 10k.. I dont even have 10k copper. ><
Spawn Time
# Nov 23 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
spawn times are 28 minutes. random between PH (a kor ghoul wizard) and Arch-Magus. soloed camp with 51 druid. used all 6 of my dots and he went down easily enough. did have to have V to survive it though. medd 20 minute and rebuffed for next fight. was little trouble really
# Oct 26 2004 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
the repop timer her isn not 13min and 33 sec it is 30 min like all other in the zone
Whee solo
# Aug 31 2004 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
This guy is pretty soloable for my 52 enchanter, but I imagine that since I'm mostly using level 49 or lower spells it's doable at 49 as well. This is usually my spell line up:

Discordant Mind
Color Skew (44 Stun)
Rune 3
Theft of Thought
Gate (in case I need to hit the "oh ****" key)

I make sure to have my 49 pet hasted with Swift at all times, and give him something to dual wield (FS works great of course, but toys are even better).

Tash the AM, then alternate between DM and Skew. Twice I've killed him now and he never got a spell off besides Immobilize (which I resisted, of course). Takes about half my mana bar (2700 mana unbuffed), he has about 6k hp or so I estimate (more if he's buffed himself, closer to the order of 7k when you factor in Diamondskin and Arch Shielding).

So far I've gotten:

15 placeholders
3 arch magus with legs

I'm this close to convincing my friend who quit two years ago to reactivate so I can steal the robe he had on his wizard.

Edited, Wed Sep 1 20:17:31 2004
SMR is painful
# Jul 08 2004 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Still camping for the robe.

OK, it's been 4 days now, I camp this place on average 7 hours a day, yes, 7 hours a day. I make stops in Bazaar often between pop's to see if there is one for sale because I will buy it.

OK, here are some landmarks for those trying to find the camp as this is the best I can do.

It's on level one, it's South of the Ghoul Lord camp, East of the Animated Hand camp as the location of /loc 1175, neg 880

There is a hidden wall entrance, but you dont' need to use it to get to him. Also, if you fall in a pit with the corrupted gnome executioner or whatever his name is, you are right where you should be as this guy seperates the animated hand camp from the Magus camp.

Also visit and type lower guk in the search.

Some of my experiences with the Magus.

I have killed him 11 times, sometimes he will spawn back to back, sometimes I will have to wait 2 hours to see him again. All 11 times it's been pants. A total drag and the main holdup for an Epic that is clearly outdated. Why do I even bother doing the quest? Well, this is the last 'kill' item I need to finish the quest and when I start a quest, I do like to finish them, even though I do rant the long camps as I progress. :)

Just get the camp, sit and kill the 2 spawns every 30 minutes. When you see the magus, kill him, but dont' get too excited unless you actually see the robe, because I tell you what, it's ULTRA RARE, not Rare, becaue to me, Rare is 1 out of 10, I am 1 out of 11 and counting, so, it's ultra rare to me.

For those of you that happened to run by and kill this guy and get the robe on the first try, all I can say is Congratulations! If you dont' need it, go to the Bazaar and sell it for 8k to 10k and make some Rogue or Enchanter epic wanna-be happy!

Pyos of Brell

Edited, Thu Jul 8 17:05:19 2004
arch ghoul mage
# Jul 08 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
Smiley: confused Im a lvl 54 enchanter and with the help of a 54 druid was, with sum luck able to get to the specified area listed at loc 1175, -880. stayed there several hours, but no arch ghoul mage.

On some of the post there's talk of a secret door or hidden wall? where is that?

Is there an easy way to get the arch ghoul mage to spawn? Am I in the rite area?
# Jul 05 2004 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Location is /loc 1175, neg 880, it's to the right of the animated hand room. You will know you are there when you see a room with book shelves and two mobs in the room one in front of the other. Another indicator that you are there is there is a hole in the ground with a ladder, there is nothing in the hole and it's quite small. Just sit there and you should get a spawn every 30 minutes, I wish it was 12minute spawn as mentioned in the other post, but it's not 12min.

Hope this helps.

Pyos of Brell

Edited, Wed Jul 7 00:30:50 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 04 2004 at 6:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Timed this, its not a 30min pop, spawn time is about 13min 23sec..
Data for Arch Ghoul Magus
# Jun 14 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
80 posts
Did it with my 50 rogue and 60 druid, easy prey but getting the robes is a pain. Camped at first the wrong spawn point (the guard in front of the room)...((( .. so this shouldnt happen anymore to the votes fooooorr.. the arch ghoul Magus;-)

PH: a kor ghoul wizard
LOC: 1182, neg835,
in a small room with a ghoul knight
Timer: 30min RL spawn timer
Dmg: max dmg was 117 at AC957/Lvl50 rogue
HP: about 3k, but not sure
Loot: SMR, Silversilk leggings,
(money loot: mithril earring, gems/topaz..)
Nuke: 550 dmg max

Spells: OKeils FF: small 5-10-dmg-DS
Diamondskin (about 300 absorb dmg)
Nukes of level 44 Wizard up to 550

My rogue resisted most with 110 svM, 130 svF/C, 80-90 svP/D, except ghoulroot or some nukes from time to time.

spawned 3 out of 6 times, 2x leggings, 1x SMR
SMR sells atm for 3k-6k at Antonius Bayle, so was to expensive for such a lowlevel mob.... take em with your smaller toons...decent ep there also and you can get the other named there too.

Hope that helps a bit more for the guys who want to have more data ;-)

If a small group with lvl 40-50 hunts him, then I recommend to cancel his spells first (DS & Absorb dmg) and to pull the three guys not at once.. so try to get the PH for the Arch Ghoul Magus and his bodyguard not at same time..pull him to the small room after having cleared it from a froglok knight/wizard.

Andraax, Druid 60th season
Lyax, Rogue 50th season

Edited, Mon Jun 14 12:33:57 2004
# Apr 02 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
Is he soloable for a 52 Chanter?
2 versions
# Mar 16 2004 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
I've been camping the Magus in Lguk for two days because my chanter needed the robe for her epic. I came to find out there are actually two versions of this mob. The first one is uninvised and not very strong. The one that has the robe appears uninvised and is a bit stronger. I had my pet and my husband's druid helping me. I hope that knowing there are two of them helps those that are camping him.
thats all great....But...
# Feb 29 2004 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
people have been asking "WHERE HE SPAWNS" and though all your soloing Ideas and info are great it still dont answer where do he spawn.... please at what loc does this Mob spawn at?
RE: thats all great....But...
# Mar 16 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
You ever check the map? It says where he is right on it....

If you're REALLY that lazy, it's just before the Lord Room on the right hand side, thru a secret door. Has one mage beside him that will agro as well.
# Feb 06 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed this guy tonight with my 56 Chanter and 55 pet - Kicked is harris all over the place and he dropped the SMR - Woot - first time id seen him 2. I guess when the lower mortals outside start conning DB at 56 your in with a good chance of a pop - camped before when all were LB and no pop. Lucky I guess

56 Chanter
Legion of Legend
# Dec 10 2003 at 10:39 PM Rating: Default
yeah yeah i know how folks get when someone says 'easy for a X level' when they are way higher than the mob level, but it is easy for a 43 mage and 56 wizard. fire pet can tank the magus while wizard and i nuke away. so pet can tank it even tank it plus add if you can get the DPS to take them down.
Necro Soloing
# Oct 28 2003 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
Used to see necros solo this camp all the time no prob and this is when you couldnt go above level 50. Now i know there has been alot of nerfing since then and ive been outta touch with the game (been away for over 3 years) but my necro is comming along fast. What lev could i solo this guy and what tactic should i use??
# Oct 22 2003 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Where does he spawn . Rogues cant track so knowing where he spawns would help out alot. Can he be taken by a 55 rogue?
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