a mountain giant patriarch  

a rare creature

Uploaded July 24th, 2007

In the Dreadlands: A rare spawn at the giants houses on the north side of the zone.

In the Frontier Mountains: (no data)

In Al'Kabor's Nightmare: Hits for a max ~13,000 and is slowable; PHs are the angry mountain giants on the Dreadlands isle; casts a 25k DD with a knockback. Note: For all map points of nameds in Al'Kabor's Nightmare (for "alkabormare.txt" map files), see this quest entry.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2014-09-11 23:05:34.

Minimum Level: 44
Maximum Level: 46
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
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Level upgrade
# Feb 28 2021 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
as of this date I am staring at a level 46 model currently.
Oktober Festivus
Multiple character player / Master of none
# Jul 18 2020 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
101 posts
Was killing at the fort and small 2 spawn building doing hunter and after 3-4 trips running between things I ran across him out roaming, although it was close to the fort.

edit: not to make anyone mad but it did drop the monocle so I will save if anyone wants for their epic.

Edited, Jul 18th 2020 6:16am by Dustend
Dropped Monocle on 7th Kill
# Apr 06 2020 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Got the monocle on Live 4/6/2020. It's tradeable (not on FV).

Found it on my 6th or 7th Patriarch. This one was roaming outside of the giant fort. I used a tracker to kill every giant for ~45 minutes before this one spawned and dropped the monocle.
8 Hours
# Dec 06 2016 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Took about 8 hours. I just camped the main fort with a 3 box. Went thru 7 Patriarchs. Every single one dropped an opal. I didn't want opals. I was beginning to think they no longer dropped the Monocle.
"Is it just me or did that dragon just look at us funny?"
8 Hours
# Dec 07 2016 at 8:46 AM Rating: Excellent
Ucnia wrote:
Took about 8 hours. I just camped the main fort with a 3 box. Went thru 7 Patriarchs. Every single one dropped an opal. I didn't want opals. I was beginning to think they no longer dropped the Monocle.

Thanks, set monocole to rare.
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# Jul 03 2015 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Patriarch can spawn from roamers also, I got mine from a random roamer so best to kill every giant you can find.
# Jul 28 2013 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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the drop rate on this sucks, ive killed 10 of them and still nothing
edit: thats not to mention how long its taken to spawn these 10

Edited, Jul 28th 2013 3:38pm by SylvanasWindunner
not only inside the main fort.
# Mar 05 2013 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
94 posts
And also pops at the small fort north of the main fort. This is the tiny one that holds 1 or 2 giants, going towards Burning zone. Wiped the Main Fort, and rand around the area killing any random giants. Killed 2 in little fort and on the 3rd respawn, he popped.
not only inside the main fort.
# May 04 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Moonlight55 wrote:
And also pops at the small fort north of the main fort. This is the tiny one that holds 1 or 2 giants, going towards Burning zone. Wiped the Main Fort, and rand around the area killing any random giants. Killed 2 in little fort and on the 3rd respawn, he popped.

The /loc of the little fort is +1800, +961. A mountain giant patriarch spawned for me here also. I had spent hours just killing in the fort and had killed a mountain giant patriarch atleast 5 times, I finally brought in my ranger to start tracking any giant and found the little fort killed the 2 that were there, next time I was there patriarch was up and finally dropped the monocle, now to get my hands on ball of everliving golem and I'll be done.
Random pop
# Apr 21 2012 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I confirm the Patriarch can pop in a random spot in the giant fort. Been killing him 5 times still doesnt have my drop and most of the time he was a different spot. So I guess the best thing to do is to clear the fort.
# Nov 02 2010 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Ran my 48 warrior and 47 beastlord bot out to the fort in Dreadlands. I got lucky, the patriarch was up and dropped the monocle for me. Interestingly enough, the lord was up at the same time as the patriarch. The patriarch was in the center of the lord's tent, right in front of the pillar in the middle, and the lord was farther back and to the right. Killed both at 17:30 Earth Time/6 am Game Time.
Lord or not
# Feb 11 2008 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Well can confirm for sure that if Lord is down they will spawn just got 2 right after one another although didnt get my drop.
# Dec 28 2007 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
In the room with Lord, he spawns in there EVERY TIME, you don't have to clear
the fort, just stand in front of the Lord room and just kill what wanders by
and attacks you. Otherwise, simply keep killing the one that spawns in the Lord
room. (brae, craig and steep). Eventually the patriarch spawns in it's place.
I don't even kill the Lord. Seems when I did kill the Lord, the patriarch never
spawned. I stopped wating my time with anything else.
But have patience, he may not drop the monacle (several times).
Spawn time of fort
# Jul 19 2007 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
Camped the giant fort a few times, didn't have a ranger so only killed inside the fort so I knew where the spawns were, camping the for had a respawn time of 16-25 min or so, faster if you have a tracker, if not, grab some munchies and hope foe a lucky spawn with a lucky drop =)

Edited, Jul 20th 2007 4:39am by Debellare
epic drop
# Aug 19 2006 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
The Giant was up just inside the fort to the left at the fire when i got in zone. Droped the monocle and an opal first kill.
aug 19 2006
The Epic Mob
# Mar 09 2006 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
If you want one of these bad boys to spawn, there's a castle of Hill Giants on the map (It's on the blue ice that looks like it should be a lake on your map). Clear this castle and keep it that way, and clear the giants outside. Bringing a druid or high level ranger is a good idea to Track the mob. It can spawn anywhere in or outside of the castle. This mob drops a Giant Sized Monocle which is used in the Warrior Epic 1.0 -- It took me 3 hours to get 2 Patriarch's to spawn, and only the 2nd one dropped the monocle.
# Feb 19 2006 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
I just took this guy out with my 55war only buff she had on was haste and thats it took me 5mins
didn't get item got opal
tough? /boggle
# Dec 19 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
dropped him at 41 with my druid nps at all, didnt even have to resnare, dropped an 'axe of the iron back' which wasnt listed above
wheres the GP
# Nov 17 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
I ran into a patriarch in the hut south east of the fort near the wall. I droped him hopeing to get the monocle. No such luck , he droped an opal .... what a rip .. I havnt seen one since then. Those reports dating back to 2003 that say they spawn east of the fort .. or that 9 have been droped, or that they had every warrior in their guild come loot a monocle have me worried. what did EQ do put the patriarch on a timer.. 5 day's>.. did they put up a ph .. do ya have to slaughter all the giants in the fort 20 times to get another patriarch to spawn there??? Oh well good hunting all!
65 warrior couldnt win?
# Jun 27 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
ok this mob is a pushover the 65 warrior that couldnt do it alone must be a mega wuss. I droped this mob wit my 63 warrior and never got below 70%hp the mob isnt that hard. got the monicle on the second kill mob poped twice in 20 mins.

You slash a mountain giant patriarch for 372
65 warrior couldnt win?
# Mar 30 2008 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
could a killed it at 66 solo without going below 90%
65 warrior couldnt win?
# Jul 11 2009 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
I drop any mob, including the Lord not going below 85% as a 61 war someone has a 65 war that cant solo this? id hate to grp with that war.......
Took it down at level 56, with exception
# Jun 02 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
These guys are TOUGH!

I tried beating one of these, not at the fort, but at the hut south of the KC area. Level 56 warrior, had 3850 HP, 1118 AC, and 1129 ATK. No Virtue or any shaman buffs, just attempted to take him raw.

End result? Took Mighty Strike Discipline, Furious Discipline, and lots of Conflagration procs to bring him down, and I'm at 15% health when he started fleeing. Now I have to call in a mercenary monk to fell this guy.
MG Drops and MGP Fight Suggestions
# Feb 12 2005 at 11:54 AM Rating: Good
I am so glad the war is over so I can start hunting in the Dreadlands again! I was camping the Giant Fort with my 49 Warrior waiting for a Mountain Giant Patriarch to spawn so I could get a drop for my epic. The MGs dropped some nice loot. Not much good for wearing, but it sold for some decent pp. The Giant Lord's Tunic and Giant Foreman's Tunics that dropped there sold for 58pp and some change and I only have 81 CHA. The MG Brae's that spawn there are green to me at this level, but I don't see anything wrong with making 58+pp per drop off a green mob while you're waiting for an epic drop. :) Just be sure to bring a couple friends if you plan to tank/fight some patriarchs (a rare spawn, so I am told). They con DB but hit like reds. Bring a 45-50 ranja or druid to track, root, and dot. Clerics might be helpful, but are definitely not necessary; any class that can spot heal should be sufficient as long as the tank can hold aggro. Got my Giant Sized Monocle on the second MPG. They tend to spawn in pairs at the Fort, in my experience. Hope my info helps!
# May 04 2004 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Would a 55 war be able to solo this guy? All the posts about solo's seem to be bards and druids.

Thanks for any info in advance.
Antonius Bayle
RE: Curious,
# Nov 05 2004 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
To answer this yea a 55war can do it easy. I took my 56 war and 65clr there today. Never used the clr and cleared the fort 3 times HP stayed above 50% <couldnt even go berserk =( )
RE: Curious,
# Oct 26 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
618 posts
Thanks. =) I can solo him a we bit better now that I'm finally going for epic. lol
Antonius Bayle
# May 29 2003 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know how you can call him a rare spawn. Random, yes. rare, No. I hunt in the dreadlands and have personally had him spawn 9 times in the past 3 days. I soloed him the first time at 43 (bard). Chant kited, which took a while but got him. Have soloed him several times since. He hits for about 115 if i miss a note or something and usually stuns and does about 400 dmg before i get selo back up and running again. Out of the nine times i have soloed him I have only gotten 9 opals and one manacle. I personally have not gotten the tree weave. If you had 2 drop on one kill you are either lucky or a liar, lol.
easy... but after 3 kills no monocle
# Jan 31 2003 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
me(42 warrior) and my friend (43 druid)killed ginat fort for a while, got 3 to spawn, 2 in fort, 1 wandered behind us and we pulled it, also saw one in a hut but were in no shape to fight, a druid can take these down solo with lvl 39 spells if he wanted to, we killed it Very fast, he snared, and kept aggro, while i ran around slashing at it's ankles, but not taunting, so it never hit me, just chased druid in circles, dots, druid nukes, and my severe ankle dmg dropped it in no time, 2 tree weaves, 2 opals, and no monocle, i'll be back for some more ankle slashing later...
# Dec 29 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
killed him on my 43 bard...got the Giant Lord's Tunic
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