Ardull the Watcher  

a rare creature
Ardull the Watcher

Uploaded December 19th, 2010 by Apos
Updated December 29th, 2010

Note: For all known map points of nameds in The Library (for "thulelibrary.txt" map files), see this quest entry.

Ardull the Watcher hits for a max ~9,300.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2014-09-08 18:51:42.

Level: 90
Expansion: House of Thule
Effects Used:Focused Rage
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Wanna-be Zerker cross-classed with a Wizard
# Sep 16 2022 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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So that rage ability Ardull has is, uh, interesting. First he emotes "Ardull the Watcher begins gathering his rage" alongside activating a 30 second self-buff called Gathering Rage. Looking on Lucy I see that it has a big Damage Absorb which matches my experience trying to damage him when the buff was up. He can emote a second time before it fires but the Focused Rage AoE can seemingly fire on any tick. I was watching the countdown on my beastlord, waiting for the damage absorption buff to wear off so I could hurt him again, and it definitely went off at least once before hitting zero on the timer.

Gathering Rage's in-game description reads "Absorbs damage and incoming spells" which I initially mistook for a script counting how much damage he takes while the buff is active in order to return it in the AoE but this is not the case. It's just describing the damage absorption trait of the buff. The AoE charge up can be interrupted but how to do so is something I'm still trying to work out. If interrupted Ardull will emote "Ardull the Watcher's rage has been interrupted." and instead fire off Interrupted Rage as the attack. Since the interrupted version does less than half the full version's damage this is obviously preferable. Walls might block both AoEs as the full one is instant death to my mercs even when fully healed but in several fights against Ardull I've yet to have all three actually hit and killed. Just something to keep in mind.

Ardull is also VERY resistant to magic of all types. I fought him with a Shaman, Beastlord, and Cleric team and even debuffed with Malos poison and disease spells had a hard time landing (using Malos in particular because it is unresistable). I tried stunning with the cleric and every time was resisted. The warder's procs also had a hard time landing.
# Oct 26 2013 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
He dropped a 32 slot bag for me
# Mar 26 2013 at 2:39 AM Rating: Good
117 posts
yellow con to 90
He's not 93.
# Jun 27 2012 at 10:38 PM Rating: Good
668 posts
Dark Blue con to lvl 92.
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Ardull the Watcher
# May 29 2012 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Had Ardull the Watcher pop in the room with Archvist H. We were clearing the entire room trying for Archvist. Leads me to believe any watcher on the second level is a ph.
# Aug 14 2011 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
Dropped t2 feet remnant for me just now
AE attack
# Nov 30 2010 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
Ardull's rage AE hits for 36500. Health doesn't seem to regen after group wipes.
AE attack
# Nov 30 2010 at 7:03 PM Rating: Excellent
6,998 posts
Silentkaosmatoh wrote:
Ardull's rage AE hits for 36500. Health doesn't seem to regen after group wipes.

What is the effect called?
AE attack
# Dec 19 2012 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
The effect is called Ardull's rage
Spawn Point Please
# Nov 23 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Where does he spawn? Any set spot? Where did you get him to spawn?

Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 2:54am by tomlyndrayke
Spawn Point Please
# Nov 29 2010 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I'll answer my own post. Ardull the Watcher in the non-instanced zone has a PH (at least one confirmed) in the "an ethereal watcher" that roams up and down the stairs near the quest giver Tarlyn Caelith. I found a good place to set up is in one of the dead ends with "a disoriented dreamer" and "a wayward visitor" and one roaming "a wayward visitor". Clear those three mobs and then the other ethreal watcher, and you have an easy engage of Ardull. Bring DPS or lots of HP to absorb the AE. He seemed not to regen (quickly at least) either. I don't know if this is as intended, but I wiped twice and regrouped and his HP never regen'd from the previous engagement.
Spawn Point Please
# Jun 29 2011 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
641 posts
Can spawn from either of the 2 ethereal watchers at those stairs.
One watcher roams up and down the stairs and this is generally the PH, the other seems to just path along the hallway without going down the stairs.
We had just cleared the camp spot at the top of the stairs, both watchers down as well as all the roamers and a few mobs from the room straight east when Ardull spawned on top of us.
Just after it died Ardull popped again right in front of us and mid-fight we got a roamer respawn.
It got ugly.
Luckily one of our monks logged in and got the bodies for us but we lost the loot from the 1st Ardull pop by ******* around doing a corpse run instead of just summoning to the lobby.
That AE is pretty nasty and can really hurt a low average level group.
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# Nov 07 2010 at 5:55 PM Rating: Excellent
59 posts
# Nov 07 2010 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
He dropped this today - - Battlemage's Aegis
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