Head Librarian Matilda  

a rare creature

Uploaded February 28th, 2011 by Cylius

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

Head Librarian Matilda spawns in the back of the library's top floor. Her PHs are the "a dutiful librarian" mobs.

She hits for a max ~8,000 and spawns health-based adds in what appear to be waves of 2-3 at a time. Adds hit for a max ~6,000 and are mezzable (they despawn after five minutes of being up).

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2014-09-08 18:56:05.

Level: 90
Expansion: House of Thule
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Heres the truth
# May 05 2015 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
Animations killed 97 tank warrior with 105 cleric on reactive. I had 94 ranger buffs along with cleric ones. My water pet got down to 14% and that's 102 water pet. I will use wizard evac each time I kill her so not waste time on all her pets. I would advise you clear entire area u plan on fighting at.
# Jun 08 2013 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
232 posts
Conned Dark Blue to me at level 94..so possibly a 91-93. Destroyed her so quickly I had time to waste 2 others trash mobs before my Bullseye disc expired lol. Dropped Recondite Remnant of Fear https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=91528, in addition to https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=95102 and greater neb fragment. Thanks!

Edited, Aug 29th 2013 5:29pm by ThefirstFeid
New drop
# Aug 23 2012 at 4:47 AM Rating: Good
169 posts
Dropped Bloodforged Plate Chest Ornament today.
# Feb 05 2011 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
Tried getting this named to spawn for almost 4 hours last night and no Matilda. Are a dutiful librarian really the placeholders? Really dissapointed about her not spawning. Me and my friends want our recondite chests.
# Dec 01 2010 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
30 posts
Also drops recondite chest , Gratz me !!
Not to bad
# Oct 31 2010 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
228 posts
Your goal is to run a marathon with this chick not try to beat here in a sprint. Group make up 90 war/sham box, 90 zerk, 87 mage, 2 merc healers. She pops adds about every 20% starting with 1 at 80% 2 at 60% 3 at 40% and 4 at 20%. 1st encounter she was pulled witout warning and we Hosed her fast. Ended up wiping to her 10 adds. Was a fun fight actually. Next fight we decided no burning and just wax the adds as they pop...worked like a charm ....no deaths. killed her 4 times. she dropped [Runic Partisan] x1 [Head Librarian's Crescent Bauble] x3 [Recondite Remnant of Desire] x2 and a few frags ranging from lesser to glowing. BTW she pops in the upper most part of the library inthe back of the room. PHs are A dutiful librarian. Other named in that room is the Compendium of Nightmares.
Not to bad
# Jul 21 2011 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
167 posts
Thank you. This was terrific guidance.

I needed to get this mob for my hunter achievement. Basically being a DPS-er, I was going to go in and just burn her down (sprint style). After reading this advice, I totally changed tactics, based on this, and beat her on my first try, while (less than optimally) three boxing with three mercenaries.

I used my 90 Druid, 90 Chanter, 90 Mage, Tank merc, Caster merc and Healer merc. By the end of the fight, 3 of 6 of us were dead, but we killed her, then evacc-ed away from her adds.

After reading the marathon strategy, I came up with a strategy. I knew I couldn't CC all 10 adds, so I intended to kill everything until the final wave and then burn her down while mezzing the 4 adds (and maybe 1 or 2 leftovers from the prior wave).

I found her PH on the top floor of the library. I tucked my group tightly into a corner and killed the nearby book. Then I pulled her three PH (dutiful librarian) and killed them. Once she spawned, I clear about 6 mobs around me and around her (just in case), then I rebuffed and medded to full.

She is very wimpy. Her health goes down fast, so you have to be careful. I had DS's on and with pet and merc-tank ripostes she went down faster than I expected while I was cleaning the add waves and spawned the next wave before I finished the prior. This got worse as each wave occurred.

So, drop all your DS. If you have a real tank, turn away to avoid riposting.

The adds are all gnome warriors. They are all the same size and all on top of each other so targeting is tricky. I was using my extended target window to select them but missed one and he got loose and came after my healer.

They will despawn after a bit. I ran back twice and by the time they despawned the trash mobs respawned so I had a tricky time looting her corpse.

She seems to be virtually identical to the version from the progression mission, including her stages of adds.

Some info
# Jul 11 2012 at 8:54 AM Rating: Excellent
173 posts
Burned her down solo today as a 91SK, killed her in 51seconds. I saw only 6 adds, and FD'd to clear aggro once she was dead.

Pretty harrowing fight, my parse shows she has 800K HPs.

She casts:
- Flame of Knowledge
- Preservation of Knowledge.

Max hit on me was 7695.

Her adds start to despawn 5 minutes after her death, they all disappear pretty quickly then.
Wrong zone
# Oct 28 2010 at 4:29 AM Rating: Excellent
She's in The Library, not in The Grounds. And she /con yellow at level 90, so she's level 91 or 92.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 12:30pm by Drewinette
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