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New Cultural Quests
# Jan 07 2008 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
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These are now used in the quest Blessed Impressions, which is the updated quests for cultural armors (as of Secrets of Faydwer). This quest has you kill 20 froglok Gaz in Upper Guk, and make impressions of the froglok Gaz head patterns (5). Kill 10 a crag spiders in East Karana and make impressions of the crag spider carapaces (2). These impressions will show up in your Blessed Impression Book which was given to you by Vuro Padfoot in Shar Vahl. Not sure if this is the same for other races.
This is for the Blessed Cultural Symbols for the Simple Vah Shir cultural armors.

Sharmalle - 77 kitty Shammy
New Cultural Quests
# Jan 07 2008 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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After completing the tasks, it says to deliver the Impression Book to an artisan of your race. So my guess is, that this will be the same quest for all Blessed Symbols.
# Jul 28 2006 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
I would think that a Enchanter with their wits about them would be able to make short work of these by doing the following:

Charm a Griff or another Spider

Slow the Target Spider

Sick the pet against it until it is dead then use pet until almost dead and kill off the pet getting exp for both kills.

When I return to EK I intend to test this for real. If done properly it should be very good exp.

more silk
# Mar 12 2005 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
They now drop around 5 or 6 pieces of silk per Kill
Place Holders
# Jul 31 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Today, I was hunting in EK with my ranger farming silk. There were 4 or 5 spiders on tracking and dozens of lions and snakes. The zone crashed and was reset. Whne I got back in, about 5 mins later, my tracking showed about 90 spiders, no snakes and 4 or 5 lions. This was proof enough for me that the snakes and lions are both PHs for the spiders. So, if you are hunting the spiders, kill the snakes and lions too, to improve your haul.

Good hunting to you.
Words of Cazic-thule
# May 26 2004 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
dropped words of cazic-thule
Tasarin's Grimoire
# May 26 2004 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
Also dropped Tasarin's Grimoire p 312 right half
soloable easy
# Apr 20 2004 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
soloable by lvl 14 druid.

charm a griffawn. (snare it first if possible)
put a DS on it.
try and pull a craig with snare (usually resists)
put griffawn on it, healing the griffawn a couple times.
dead spider.
crag spider
# Nov 02 2003 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
Crag Spider must not be considered an animal. I tried to use terrorize animal when another spider tried to attack me. Screen indicated that this was not an animal and this spell could not be used to frighten it away.
Where are they mainly?
# Sep 16 2002 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
138 posts
Where do they mostly spawn? I hear most of them are on 'Crag Hill'. Anyone got an approx loc or something on that? Thanks.

Rylaar - 100 Ranger - Bristlebane - EQ1
Trylon - 100 Cleric
Iamken - 92 Enchanter

Fyfe - 95 Troubador - Unrest - EQ2
Rylaar - 95 Ranger
Quinleigh - 95 Fury
Dalarn - 95 Inquisitor

Rylaar - 90 NE Hunter - Khaz Modan - WoW
Rhylaar - 90 Troll Hunter - Shadow Council - WoW
RE: Where are they mainly?
# Feb 15 2003 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
As you enter the plains of EK from the east (Highhold side), there is a large hill just to the south of the road. Lots of snakes, wolves and lions, and a few spiders and reavers populate this hill.
RE: Where are they mainly?
# May 19 2004 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
Let's not forget the ever lovely Hill Giant that spawns up there >:)~

Nice drops...
# Aug 09 2002 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
I killed these for a couple of hours on Povar this morning. these along with the carrion crawlers got me 160 silks total. quite nice if you need to make silk items. The dropped 4 silks commonly, sometimes id get 6, once i got lucky and all of 8 dropped. i also got quite a few poisin sacks, not bad for selling if i can find some rouge that may want them...

Makilitor, 34 Vah Shir Beastlord of Povar

Edited, Fri Aug 9 12:02:46 2002
RE: Nice drops...
# May 19 2004 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
I've had more than 8 silks drop off these suckers. I know for a fact 9 dropped, but I believe I've seen 10, one time.
# Jul 14 2002 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
One other thing I noticed while on my farming mission - I'm not positive, but it seems like the Chasm Crawler and Bull Nose snakes are placeholders for Carrion and Crag spiders. Has anyone else noticed this?
RE: Placeholders?
# Feb 08 2004 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
i believe so. today there were a few of us trying to farm silk, with no luck - no spiders. 2 of us ran around and killed every chasm crawler we could get our claws on, and soon enough there were more than enough crag spiders around to keep everyone happy for a while
Silk Drop Rate Nerfed?
# Jul 14 2002 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
I spent about 6 hours farming these the other day and never got more than 4 silks. The best take I got was 4 silks and 2 poison sacs.

I'm wondering if the drop rate has been reduced along with the addition of new tailoring recipes... Has anyone gotten more than 8 silks since the most recent patch?
RE: Silk Drop Rate Nerfed?
# Aug 09 2002 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
The drop rate is NOT nerfed. i got 8 silks this morning of one of em on Povar
Still under/con
# Jul 01 2002 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
87 posts
These were screaming yellow to my 18 warrior tonight. Didn't try them, we'll see how they con next level.

Frekkles Underkilt
18 Big Blonde Barbie Battletank
Torture guild
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 03 2002 at 10:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If it conned yellow, then it was lvl 19. So, waiting to see what they would con next level is a moronic statement
RE: Still under/con
# Aug 08 2003 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
or, it could have been level 20. Mobs that are 1 level higher than yourself and those that are 2 levels higher than yourself both con yellow.

green = substantially below your level
lt blue = a fair distance below your level, but you will still get some xp from the kill
dk blue = at least 1 level below you
white = your level
yellow = 1 or 2 levels above you
red = 3 or more levels above you

The spread on level ranges for green, lt blue, and dk blue vary with the level of the player.

However, yellow is always 1 OR 2 levels above you.

So, the person who said that they were going back in another level to see how they con was logically deducing the actual level of the spiders.

I would have thought that a level 60 druid would know this, or at least have gamed enough to have learned tact and common courtesy.

Scruetayp Vivisectivore
48 Iksar Necromancer
Valor of Unity - Quellious
Silk drops
# May 08 2002 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
Spent an evening killing these with a ranger buddy, wound up with 41 silks at the end. From time to time they dropped nothing, but most of the time it was 2-3 silks. Got about 7 spider legs and 3 venom sacs in that time. Got 4 silks from one, 6 from another, and 8 from another.

So you can still get lots of silk from a single crag spider, you just have to kill a bunch of them.
# Feb 17 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
i am a druid and i started kiting these things at 17. They all conned yellow and gave me about a blue of XP each. Silik drops were a disappointment- most of the time i got only 1 or 2 or nothing. Still well worth kiting
under /con
# Nov 26 2001 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
These were conning light blue to my group tonite. 28 barb war, 30 Ranger and 27 ranger. Silk was only drop we saw. Super easy kills for minimum group exp. They never took me for more than 30 hp's or so on average.
# Oct 09 2001 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
They're blue to my troll SK at 21, but they still hit him pretty hard, have descent hitpoints and thier poison is no joke - 8 or 10 points of damage per tick and fairly long lasting and I've got good poison saves.

Silk rates have been gone down though - most I've seen is 6, usually 2 or 4 and even get empties. Poison sack drops have gone up though - usually every other one and have even had multiple drops on the same spider - made my rogue buddy's day when I pulled three off of the same spider. (told you they were very poisonous)
Silks 'n' levels
# Aug 04 2001 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
Tired of killing giant spiders that don't drop silk? Wish I'd heard about these babies a long time ago. Easy kiting for my lvl 26 druid but should be doable by any caster with decent mana and a good dd spell. The ones I killed were conning blue to me so that argues that they go higher than level 20.

Saettwin Summerwind
Halfling druid of the 26th ring
crag silk drops
# Jul 11 2001 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
I have seen these recently drop 8 silks, when i was farming them last week. usually it's in the 2-3 range, but sometimes up to 6, and very rarely 7 or 8.

51st Level Cavalier
Shamans Can Solo
# Jun 24 2001 at 5:07 PM Rating: Default
I'm a level 20 shaman, and have been soloing these at 19 and 20. I don't get a full blue bubb of exp, more like half a bubb, maybe Verant nerfed the exp too. The drop rate is normally two, sometimes zero, and once six (!) silks. They've never killed me, although if the fight is tough and the poison hits it's sometimes a close thing before I get a chance to mem my cure spell and cast it three times. My strategy is affliction from a distance to lure them (it's a slow casting spell), then tainted breath, then melee, and mix in spirit strike or frost rift if they aren't going down fast enough. I usually use half my mana, and normally I've still got half to 3/4 of my HP left when the fight is over.
Lvl 23 Warr Loves Em
# May 09 2001 at 2:52 PM Rating: Default
Must be this zone has exp bonus or something...

Fought gorge hounds solo from about 19-21, almost full blue bub for each one.

Now, lvl 23 and back soloing the spideys for exp and silks. At lvl 23, get almost a full blue bub of exp for each one.

Tactic is to fight one, kill it, wait for poison to leave me, bandaid to 50%, rest till have 3 bubs health or a smidgeon more, then fite another. Only once got in a jam from adds, but if you are careful, melee classes can really benefit from these guys -- I know I am!! Gonna try to get to lvl 24 fiting them. Made about 25 swatches so far...NICE

Synfall Icebled, 23 Barb Warr
Crag Drops Nerfed
# Apr 27 2001 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
171 posts
There is no doubt Verant has nerfed the drop rate on these. I've killed hundreds of them while skilling up tailoring to cured silk trivial level. They currently drop from 1 to 6 silks, and only drop about 50% of the time. I probably average 2 silks per spider. Still good, but not what it once was, clearly.

Personally, I kill all the Carrion Spiders in the zone before starting in on the Crags. I average about the same number of silks, a kill takes about 10 seconds (level 29 Monk), and I also get Halfling Parts to use in Baking. Typical Verant to ***** the zone drop up so that it's better for a level 29 to hunt a low-level MOB than a higher one.
RE: Crag Drops Nerfed
# Nov 22 2001 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
i would say is they dropped some things other than silk thye've been nerfed. the silk part is not, i a lv 48 ranger, kill them all the time for the silk they drop. i have had numerous one drop 8 or more silk. and to add to that, this zone is a tailors dream, the cats here drop lots of pelts
Max level 20??? I don't think so!
# Apr 16 2001 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
I agree with all those who say these things are great experience. I leveled from 21 to 23 on these guys pretty fast. Would have come here sooner if I had known about them.

But, I am now level 30 (druid btw) and to break the hell level boredom up a bit I am working on my tailoring. I came back here for silks because I regularly looted 4 to 8 silks here. What surprised me is that at level 30 these guys still occasionally put up quite a fight. They all con green, but some are high enough green to give me experience.
RE: Max level 20??? I don't think so!
# Mar 24 2003 at 12:04 AM Rating: Excellent
Yeah, I was still getting light blues when I was level 27 and once I got level 28 they are finally all green. With that my calculations tell me they max out at 22 not 20, not to mention the very effective poison.

Great for farming silk and venom sacks. Out of 47 Crags the average was 2.5 silks, .2 legs, .4 v sacks, and .1 for words and runes per kill, using my Excel spreedsheet.
re:Wiz Strat
# Apr 12 2001 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
My mistake, you need 4 to 5 lightning bolts to take this down and that leaves you with 2 to 3 roots to cast with 142 INT at level 19.
Wiz Strat
# Apr 12 2001 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
You will have difficulty with the Crags as a Wiz at 18. Go back to N. Karana and fatten up on Borer's and Griffawns. At 19, Borers and Griffs still give good ep. But nothing compared to Crags. Almost a full blue bar per kill.

Same old trick of root and nuke but as for your mathematical manna bubble. Make sure you have Resistant skin on which increases poison resistance in case the crag gets close enough. Against a single crag, you have enough manna to cast root on it 4 times and 1 partial or complete resist on your lightning bolt with 142 INT before you go oom. Please adjust if you have lesser INT. Laugh if you have more. since Crags for some reason, even though they don't resist root, they break of off it faster than any mobs at this level.

At 19, I am able to blast away for the full damage of the Lightning bolt at 123 dmg. So 3 bolts and a Lightning shock takes care of it. Fight shouldn't last for more than 15 seconds.

Once you make 20, go back and get your new spells... Now you can Teleport... Weeee.
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