a froglok scryer  

a rare creature

Uploaded July 14th, 2018 by Nizzudien

The Scryer is found in the top floor of Upper Guk, in a large room with two pillars of water. He is a enchanter by trade, and tends to live a short and unproductive life.

  • This mob spawns at 244, -465, -8.

Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2020-09-05 14:01:24.

Level: 21
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-01-19 13:08:18

Known Habitats:
  Upper Guk
Factions Decreased:
  Frogloks of Guk -5

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# Aug 31 2020 at 3:29 PM Rating: Excellent
258 posts
244, -465, -8
Arrgh, lol
# Sep 19 2013 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
756 posts
Been killing in his room for weeks now trying for the glowing mask. Have seen 3 Scryers spawn, but no mask.
easy to see on map
# Sep 10 2011 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
finally found it and is easy to identify with map. it is the large square room on far right of map.
spawn placeholders
# Jun 17 2011 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not 100% on this, but when I camped him for the glowing mask a few days ago (3-4 hour camp btw @ 16 minute respawn cycles), the froglok scryer can spawn in any of the 3 spawn areas (basically the 3 frogloks up top are PHs). I always thought it was the center one, but then the scryer spawned on the right side when I camped him. Dropped bracelet and glowing mask.
Rare spawn?
# Jan 02 2003 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Don't know about every third spawn cycle; I kept the whole room clear for three hours and he never spawned at all. I just wanted a bracelet for the 0.2 seconds it cuts off the casting time for Feign Death (though the +3INT is quite decent too) and ended up buying it in the Bazaar... thirty minutes in Paineel killing guards got my money back. I already have Spell Haste II, but that doesn't reduce casting time on FD.

Still, I did get 10 swimming skill-ups in the center pool while waiting for the mobs to respawn :).
Not very consistent
# Jun 06 2002 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
I camped this guy two days ago - he popped three times in two hours, seemded to be every 3rd spawn as someone else said. Just kept the upper area clear of shamans and no problem. Got two bracelets. Came back today and camped for two hours - cleared upper level at least 8 times - no scryer.
Can I solo him?
# Apr 03 2002 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
Would it be possible for a 29 Necro (with pet) to solo him or would I need a partner? From what I've read my pet should be ablt to handle the room. Thanks.
RE: Can I solo him?
# Dec 19 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Yes you can. I have done this twice, once as a 29th level necro and attempted it again last night as a 24th necro.

The 29th necro had no problems, just shred the place with your pet. Keep the heals coming as you will sometimes get tanks and healers together, but the 29th pet should resist most of their spells and shred the area. The scryer never gave me a problem either, just sicced pet and let him eat him. Held the room and walked out with 3 bracelets (2 to use and another as the scryer repopped when I was trying to decide where I was going to go next)

With my 24th it was a different story, I was able to clear the entire room several times, I had some bad luck and died a couple of times, (mostly runners agroing the next room) but was always able to re-clear the room until the scryer popped. After that it was not possible. I am sure I can handle the scryer solo, but not with a minimum of 2 shammys on me as well.

Another thing I would like to suggest is that you use your level 1 disease cloud on yourself. I know this sounds silly, but it is one of the best spells against enchanters in the game. You cast the disease cloud (doing 1 hp damage per tick)on yourself and when the scryer mezzes you (which he will alot) it breaks the very next round as the 1 HP damage kicks in. :) The damage from the spell is tiny compared to being mezzed for 48 seconds 2-3 times a fight.

One other thing. Kill the scryer the first time. If you get beat, he will drop down onto the lower platform level. The danger in this is you will not be able to single pull (or even double or triple) pull the room. If you hit anything in the actual room all 5 mobs in the room come running. (the 2 on the far wall from the scryer will agro the scryer who will agro the 2 shammys on the top platform). at 24 I was never able to clear the room again after this. Your best bet when this happens is to ask one of the higher level guys passing through on their way to Lguk to kill him then you can restart.

Hope the info helps.

Working the scryer
# Dec 23 2001 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
Scryer seems to pop once out of every three spawn cycles if you keep the top area clean. He was blue to me at 28 and 29 which makes him 27 at toughest. Can cast all chanter spells as well as pet - he will put the damage absorb spell on himself, pet and surrounding frogs so hit him fast. He also charms you, although rather interestingly, he keeps you in the room rather than sending you running around Guk on a killing spree. With the exception of place holders, all frogs in area are green, although the shammans will attack you anyway.

Loot - killed him four times - got grass bracelet first three times and orb fourth time. You can't tell if he's got the orb - he doesn't hold it nor does he have a shield graphic. He hasn't had the mask yet.

I usually clean the room, then work the spiders upstairs then by then he or his placeholder are about ready to repop.
# Aug 26 2001 at 4:54 PM Rating: Default
Could a lvl 26 monk take this guy?
RE: level
# Dec 23 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Most likely - the place holders and everyone else in the room are wimps - just gotta hope that he's not up when you get there or the shammys will heal him on you.
# Aug 26 2001 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
We, 18 Wizard, 19 enchanter, 17 magician, 16 cleric and 15 shadow knight camped the Scryer room this afternoon. It was a really hectic fight now and then and we all died once when one of the froggies got away and got help. In about 3 hours we got it to spawn 4 times and we got 3 bracelets , 1 orb and 2 masks. When you fight with a group this low level, you really need an enchanter for crowd control. Also make sure you root every frog you're fighting so they can't get away.
I didn't have this much fun in EQ in a long time.
# Aug 17 2001 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
i hunted in Upper Guk for about 6 hours one day, and since it was dead in the zone i camped the scryer, giant heart spider and the froglok squire all at once. when i first found the scryer i didnt even know he had a good drop, but when i took him down i got a woven grass bracelet, and then 15 minutes later he was up again so i knocked his block off a second time. after that a bard came and asked if he could camp it, so i let him. the scryer didnt pop for about 9 hours that he was there. i guess i just got really really lucky on that one. (btw i was a 30war at the time)
Scryer not there?
# Jun 06 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
All I know is I walked in there with my 35 wizard and he was standing there. Rooted, stunned, and blasted. I got the braclet of woven grass and the mask. My involved time with him? 23.2 seconds :)
RE: Scryer not there?
# Jul 06 2001 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
From time that he poped to the time that he died, a little over 6 secs passed. Only prob was getting him started. I must have killed five or six PH's before he pop'd three times in a row. He dropped an Orb the first time and then two bracelets.

I was going to stay and see if he would pop four times in a row, but decided I had all I needed and left.
RE: Scryer not there?
# Jul 11 2001 at 5:13 AM Rating: Default
What are the PH's you must kill?
RE: Scryer not there?
# Jul 20 2001 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
There is only one placeholder, the other mobs in the room have nothing to do with him (but they will heal him, so it's best to keep the platform clear). The Scryer pops just to the left of the stairs leading up to the platform. His placeholder is a variety of things, mostly vis/shin/tuk/gaz shamans, but I've heard of others as well. The spawn is like 17 minutes, and the scryer may or may not be the one to pop. In five kills, he popped three times. Dropped the orb, two bracelets, and a mask. I was even charmed once for about 10 seconds...hehe.

Baric Bladewraith
45th Rogue
Elven Imperial Guard
The Seventh Hammer
RE: Scryer not there?
# Apr 12 2002 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
180 posts
17 minute spawn was very accurate. I have on thing to add to all these other posts though: this guy does not spawn as easily as some of these people led me to believe! Folks, I kept the raised stage area clear for THREE HOURS before I finally saw him. Might have been 3:15 actually. I got really tired of camping this room. My 31 wizard finally got the mask I was after and gated out. Thank Tunare I'll never have to camp him again!
Camped w/ no probs...
# Apr 12 2001 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
Bah I'm a 31 Mage and the Scryer's popped for me alot. I've gotten about 5 bracelets, an Orb and the mask which I'm hoping to multi-quest with a guildee or something. But I've had him pop twice in a row a couple times...separated by one PH...guess I've been lucky. I see him quite a bit. Except for the other night 5 PHs popped in a row...was the longest I've waited for him *shrug*

If you're a mage tho it's a good idea to use your earth pet to keep the frogs from fleeing and aggroing more mobs on ya.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 6:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A low lvl group tried to camp this guy.They ended all getting charmed and me, risking my life killing this guy, i looted it and ran to the zone!Watch out newbies.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 10 2001 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what levels were they?
# Feb 03 2001 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
I say this guy spawn once and we were there for about an hour so that wasn't bad. However he didnt drop the Mask. He did drop an Orb and he didnt pop until everything in the just about everything else in the room had popped too. He does charm well and with 4 other froggies on your group it sucks when he gets your tank. Though does any one know how often he drops the mask or is it just better to camp the Skelly Monk????
RE: Question????
# Jul 06 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
Killed him three times. Everytime he had teh bracers and the mask or the orb and the mask. Never seen him not drop it.
Easy room
# Nov 21 2000 at 3:07 AM Rating: Default
Im a 31 druid and scryer went down in 2 blasts about 348 dmg, not too big but is a enchanter and tryed to charm me to no avail, a 30 anything should easily handle room, unless your an incompotent lout
RE: Easy room
# Mar 30 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
I've had little trouble controlling the room as a 28th level Monk, though I do time every other spawn to be dead when the Scryer spawns.. Nothing worde than being charmed in a room full of things that don't like you.
Scryer nerf
# Sep 27 2000 at 2:51 AM Rating: Default
Yup you heard me. Verant sealth nerfed the spawn time on Scryer! I thought it was a mistake, so i petitioned it and a guide told me it was nerfed. The new spawn for scryer is: 15min to 6 hours. You might be lucky. Dammit! I was so pissed to hear that!! The froglok scryer was my gold egg net! I make ALOT of money selling the shimmering orb! ugh. just as i found out about that nerf, I just stopped hunting him. just dissapointed in verant for doing such a thing.. *sigh* there was a high elf wizard that was camping him and he said it was ove 20+ place holders and no sight of Scryer. Pretty sad isnt it? =( if you got a scryer, you're lucky!

Anonymous druid
RE: Scryer nerf
# Apr 25 2001 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
240 posts
Humm?? Maybe farmers such as youself is the reason for the nerf. Thanks allot!! Now for those who just wanted the item to actually use (not sell) it's going to be a real pain to get!
RE: Scryer nerf
# Apr 09 2001 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
The only quest item I know of is the glowing mask.. which drops commonly off the Skelital Monk, and has no faction hit with the frogs.. probably a better way.. I've taken him 6 times with friends on various quests, and never found him camped, or heard of him being camped..
RE: Scryer nerf
# Feb 25 2001 at 6:40 PM Rating: Default
Well thanks!

Do you think the buttheads farming these things might have anything to do with the randomization of spawn times?

RE: Scryer nerf
# Jan 12 2001 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Well considering the great items he drops.. The bracelet is one of the best items for lower level wizards to get, it's not that strange that they adjusted the spawn times a bit..
RE: Scryer nerf
# Oct 17 2000 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
Yep. you are right. have camped scryer for 3 hours now and he has not popped even once. sigh. i am not a farmer. i just came to get the mask for the enchanter quest. nice way to fk enchanters by nerfing the scyer thereby making it near impossible to get the incandescent mask.
RE: Scryer nerf
# May 11 2001 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
It's the farmers fault why drops get nerfed by Verant. Unfortunately it punishes those who don't farm the item as well.

I think Verant should find other alternatives to punishing farmers, like building a kill hit table for a player who has killed a certain mob a certain number of times.

You have killed this monster 1 times.
You have looted blah1 item 1 time.
You have looted blah2 item 1 time.
Sorry, you cannot loot this item anymore.

Then the corpse disintigrates.
RE: Scryer nerf
# Oct 18 2000 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
In five hours of camping several spawns including scryer, he popped for me twice. First time he had the bracelet, the second he was carrying the orb.
RE: Scryer nerf
# Oct 22 2000 at 2:14 AM Rating: Default
In response to the first post, a lot of people probably complained that the scryer was overcamped (hint) and that is why it was nerfed. Ironic isn't it?

RE: Scryer nerf
# Oct 26 2000 at 8:30 PM Rating: Default
Actually, you can finish that enchanter quest by getting the mask off the Monk, near tempus in the hidden cave.
RE: Scryer nerf
# Mar 14 2001 at 1:15 PM Rating: Default
Easy way to put a stop to the farming problem... Instead of messing with spawn times, just make ALL named spawns like this drop nothing but LORE NO DROP items. ;)
RE: Scryer nerf
# Apr 25 2001 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
240 posts
I would agree with that. I don't think everything should be lore no drop but many more things could be.
RE: Scryer nerf
# Mar 21 2001 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
*sigh* All I would ask is would they PLEASE put quest items on mobs that don't drop "phat lewt"?
RE: Scryer nerf
# Apr 25 2001 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
240 posts
hehe, amen to that too ;-) Makes perfect sense to me!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 10:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) STFU i dont care what yas have to say farming is good if u ask me whenever i used to farm this place and someone wanted to camp it i offered the items for lowered prices come on... im a reasonable dude
Scryer spawn info
# Sep 09 2000 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
Camped two hours, the place holder is just to the left of the stairs up to the dias. The time is 16-18 minutes, scryer has poped once in the that time. The place holders have been a vis shaman, ton knight, ton warrior, and most common-ton shaman.

Loot was the braclet of woven grass, and a splintering club. Scryer level, best estimate is 27.
My two coppers...
# Aug 31 2000 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
A group of 6 characters, including myself, camped the dias for about 3 hours. The Scryer spawned once in that time and dropped a grass bracelet. We basically kept everything cleared in the general area...including a few heart spiders down the hall.

I would agree that I would like to see this guy pop up a little more often. However our group of 17 and 18th level characters averaged about a bubble of experience an hour with reasonable loot for everyone. If you have to camp a rare spawn, at least this one will keep you entertianed.
# Aug 25 2000 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
man this was a frustrating camp. It was the only decent one open so i figure i would give it a try. Maybe a few placeholders but eventually it will spawn. NOT the case. 15 placeholders so i just gave up but i also checked back with the guy who took over and he asnt having any luck either. I would much appreciate it to spawn often and maybe not drop an item every time, i didnt even see him and i was camping the damn thing.
# Aug 11 2000 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
can somone verify the lvls of the froglocs around this guy? and can a lvl 30paladin break spawn and hold it (if you done know paladins get root at22 heal (80hp) and soothe (wich is upgrade of lull)) can i take it? or should i get my RL lvl 27 rogue to help me? but i prefer to solo it
# Aug 11 2000 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
Also i think a certain frogs corpse has to be left there for him to spawn not sure..was camping the warden at the time.
# Aug 11 2000 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
The Bracelets of woven grass are common and the orb is random i believe but the mask is rare..of course my lucky lvl 30 mage friend looted a bracelet and the mask at his first try at camping him.then looted the orb the second..lucky little gnome he is :)
Stupid Frog
# Aug 05 2000 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Uhh, i camped this guy with 4 ppl in the group, he didn't spawn once, and i thought that we had the wrong spot, but from how you guys are describing it we had the EXACT spot, and Dudoria the answer to your question is no, lol sorry.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 04 2000 at 8:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Could a 29 druid take this guy alone?
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