a rare creature

Uploaded May 30th, 2017 by Bobbybick

A Mythical Giant Armadillo. Good luck achievement hunters.

  • This mob spawns at +6421, -1650, +52.

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2019-11-07 11:41:07.

Minimum Level: 12
Maximum Level: 15
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2021-05-16 22:02:39

Known Habitats:
  North Ro

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DUNEDIGGER is a live and well
# Oct 30 2019 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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Clarification: from bobbybick - DUNEDIGGER SPOILERS BELOW message

Kill what is on the list only. It does not matter how many you pull or in what order.
I used my wizard with using Staff of Elemental flux. And used an area spell to kill
them all. I believe that there was another post stating that Dunedigger is a 2% spawn rate
from Place Holder listed from BobbyBick instruction.

The box range to add to the northern ro map listed above helps but not so much as the list of mobs that are listed above.

Just keep grabbing and killing eventually DuneDigger will spawn

DunedDigger spawned at location p6421, n1650, p52

Edited, Oct 30th 2019 4:50pm by lymark
DUNEDIGGER is a live and well
# Mar 29 2020 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
Can confirm this; this method does work without a tracker. It's pretty funny, you end up with a desert full of orcs* & gila monsters!

*not orc raiders though

Edited, Mar 29th 2020 8:18pm by Ebelch
Confirming information here...
# Dec 28 2018 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
59 posts
The roaming area provided by the user 'mlorente' here is quite accurate and made for a good addition to my Dunedigger hunt (and highly recommended if you don't have a tracker).

Even if you're the only person in the zone, you're still going to get some interference. Some mobs here are KOS to each other. I witnessed Deathfist orcs being killed by undead. They also aggro spiders. The madmen aggro the Dervish camp. There may be a few other combos that attack each other. A few PHers died very quickly after spawning because of this.

There are indeed two separate 66-second mobs in this area, and it's likely that only one of them is for Dunedigger (the other will eventually spawn Rahotep, who incidentally would be much easier to spawn from one of the static mobs at the rapid-respawning undead camp on the western edge of this roaming area).

I found the two 66-second mobs in the same AE kill, so what I did was I added one to my extended target window and then focused on the other spawn. Naturally, after about 50 PHs, it wound up spawning Rahotep. Wonderful. Another 50+ PHs of the other spawn, and Dunedigger finally popped.
Dunedigger, not a mythical creature
# Aug 28 2018 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Followed advice of Bobbybick et viola Dunedigger spawned. Completed this as a necromancer with no track. Put the box on my map to helped.

L 2471.6265, -5968.8740, 21.3325, 1013.2996, -5985.0645, 29.9773, 240, 0, 0
L 1013.2996, -5985.0645, 29.9773, 1013.2996, -6915.5938, 26.7216, 240, 0, 0
L 1013.2996, -6915.5938, 26.7216, 2437.3682, -6931.4453, 34.0639, 240, 0, 0
L 2437.3682, -6931.4453, 34.0639, 2459.3113, -5966.0234, 21.9323, 240, 0, 0
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Mobs on the cycle
# Jul 15 2018 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
1,039 posts
I decided to come try to pop Dunedigger. I brought my wizard, aggroed every mob I could in the area. then went around again 3 more times to pick up pathers. then AE'd then down. swapped over to a ranger. and found the 1 mob that spawned after 66 seconds-ish. Killed that mob only for an hour. and rahotep popped. so I killed it. then 5 mins later rahotep repopped. dangit. so I killed all the mobs around the undead area and my rahotep. and I spawned rahotep as one of the undeads. I figured I was al set. but 5 mns later Rahotep popped again on my cycle. so I had 2 up at same time. 1 static and pather. somedays you cant win.

so my question was going to be : is Rahotep pather on the Dunedigger cycle?

after 2 hours, I gave up. I left that rahotep up and pulled the entire area again and found another 1 min spawn mob. took 4-1/2 hourafter that to spawn dunedigger, but I did get him. So there are at least 2 separate cycles. 1 for rahotep and 1 for dunedigger.

Edited, Jul 16th 2018 8:31am by Shuraz
# Jun 01 2018 at 11:14 PM Rating: Good
79 posts
Bobby's below post is accurate, very easy if you are the only one in the zone. I was able to nab Dunedigger in less than 2 hours. I mass slaughtered everything until only a few of the possible PH's were left. Then I went on to find the 66 second respawn one and found him shortly thereafter... Maybe only 10 spawns.
still spawns
# Jan 19 2018 at 6:06 AM Rating: Good
41 posts
got him in 10 min today, not long after killing Rahotep (they are not connected) but killed some other trash while killing around one of the undead areas and low and behold he spawned and pathed west of that undead area (he can spawn many places) but he's still around for those looking.
Mythical Armadillo
# Oct 14 2016 at 6:11 AM Rating: Good
528 posts
Has anyone seen this elusive creature recently? As far as I know the latest hard info we have on him is from before the Ro / Oasis revamps with a possible sighting around the (now) Undead Ruins in 2010.

I know he definitely still spawns as I purchased his Scute Shield from a player back in January on the TLP servers, but my own attempts to locate him through waiting and mass slaughtering the zone proved fruitless. If anyone has seen or killed him recently and happens to remember the area they spotted him in I would love to have a better lead to go on!
Mythical Armadillo
# May 30 2017 at 2:03 AM Rating: Good
528 posts

Dunedigger works exactly like Quillmane in Karana.
His spawn cycle is on a 66 second timer (on Phinigel other servers may be a little slower) the rest of the zone trash is on a roughly 25 second timer.

PHs and Dunedigger himself spawned in the area marked in a red square on the map.

The following mobs are on his cycle (listed in order of how many I saw between spawns):
a sand scarab
a dune tarantula
a shriveled mummy
a madman
a crypt mummy
an orc raider
a large rattlesnake
a parched zombie
a brown asp
a puma

It took me 42 spawncycles to go from 1 Dunedigger to the second spawn (41 PHs inbetween) by following this method.

Good luck fellow hunters.

Edited, May 30th 2017 4:14am by Bobbybick
Mythical Armadillo
# Nov 07 2020 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
34 posts
I DID IT! After 21 years of never seeing this mob, I had given up on ever seeing Dunedigger, and especially, his Scute Shield. While he didn't have the Scute Shield, I still got him. The nightmare is finally over. Thanks for your detailed guide.

If anyone on Xegony is willing to donate or sell a Scute Shield, please contact Edrick.

edit: I can absolutely confirm you can add "a sand giant" and "a Deathfist warrior" to the list of placeholders/mobs you need to kill to this list.

Edited, Nov 7th 2020 2:17am by EdrickB
Mythical Armadillo
# Aug 30 2017 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Took me about 4-5 hours but clearing the mobs in the rectangle did yield Dunedigger.
Mythical Armadillo
# Jun 15 2017 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Would like to corroborate Bobby's SCIENCE. Got him in 49 PH, so probably around 2% spawn rate. Would add that "a sand giant" and "a Deathfist warrior" are 2 more rare PH.
Mythical Armadillo
# May 27 2017 at 5:14 AM Rating: Good
528 posts
I finally saw him, my EQ life is complete. He spawned and was killed at 6418, -2027 on the Agnarr server. I made it just in time to watch him die, good enough for me.

Edit: Sorry for the bad picture, he was at 20% when I ran up and I was just spamming printscreen hoping to catch him before he died.

Got him again, on the Phinigel TLP Server (PoP era). Spawned around 6222, -1244

Edited, May 30th 2017 2:54am by Bobbybick
# Aug 08 2008 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
Got him today. He just dropped his hide.

He was resting on a dune a little east of Derv Camp #2

Edited, Sep 3rd 2008 3:33pm by Ebelch
Dunedigger Still Lives
# May 12 2007 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
This critter still pops, I was lucky enough to have him spawn next to me on the long hill parallel to the sea right near the fishing huts and the bandit camp. He dropped the shield, which was a rather nice twink item for my paladin on The Combine server (just when it first opened).

He is a very rare spawn though, much rarer than the dreaded Rahotep.
He Lives!
# Sep 11 2003 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
Popped last night when they reset zone because of LDoN vendor issues on E'ci. Only dropped an 'Armadillo Hide' though.
He Lives!
# Dec 11 2008 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
I caught him right after a zone reset too, there might be something to that. He was hanging out in the middle of the undead circle of stones
(LOC:+6300,-850; in between the tunnel to the Commonlands and most western Derv Camp).

Edited, May 12th 2010 8:39am by Ebelch
RE: He Lives!
# Aug 07 2004 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
115 posts
Seen him today killed it while running to advent. LOL

Dropped only a hide
# May 02 2003 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
anyone selling the shield ?

i been running arround the place for that thing but can't find the beast...

i am on antonius bayle server. give me a tell..

Golando SK level 22
# Mar 13 2003 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
First time I've ever seen this 'lil guy was today while I was helping a bud mop up Dervs at the 3rd camp. Dropped the shield and a hide/pelt that was edible as a snack.

Erudite Necro
Thanatopsis Order
saw it , killed it
# Sep 24 2002 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
I saw this thing in august . It dropped dunedigger hide or something like that... it was a pelt of some sort and was not no drop. I got 10 pp for it from a merchant.
Just ran into this guy on Luclin.
# Aug 15 2002 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
I saw this guy today on my way through North Ro. He was around location 13 on the map on eqatlas.com. He conned white to a level twelve and hit for a max of 26. After killing him I did a /time maybe this will help.

[Thu Aug 15 06:24:52 2002] It is 11 PM on Saturday, the 7th day of September, of the year 3177.
[Thu Aug 15 06:24:52 2002] Earth Time: Thu Aug 15
06:24:52 2002

He didn't drop the shield, instead he dropped an armadillo hide. Anyone know what it's for?
# Aug 13 2002 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
Where the heck does this guy spawn??
When did this thing exsist???
# Jun 30 2002 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
Iv had everquest a month after is first came out, still have the box and the really old first Strategy guide as proof, and I nver have seen nor heard of This or the mummy that drops that scarab ring and staff, hmm. Oh well, now i know about them...
# Jun 21 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
He only dropped a armadiloo hide for me:(
Got him this morning!
# Apr 12 2002 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
Never knew the critter existed till I was stumbling along through NRo and saw the little darling on track. I though to my self, what the heck, put the smack down on his green behind and got that spiffy shield. Whoot! My lucky day!

Surat Docameran, Protectors of Peace
L30 Ranger

spawn time ....
# Apr 09 2002 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
How often does he spawn .. I saw on a post above that it is once an EQ year ... I highly doubt that ! Anyone have a better suggestion on how often he spawns? Also what does it look like when equipt ?? any info would be greatly appreciated

(at this time)

30 Bard of Bristlebane

Edited, Tue Apr 9 13:05:05 2002
Fought it
# Mar 10 2002 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
i am a level 14 shadowknight last night while grouping the rouge in my group pulled this wonderful creature we promptly killed it and rolled (it dropped the shield) and i won it was near derv three don't know exact spawn spot though I am on the ayonea ro server(not sure of spelling)

Edited, Sun Mar 10 23:14:26 2002
# Mar 04 2002 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
Can someone please give the location I wanta try to kill it
# Mar 02 2002 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Does anyone know the exact point of spawn in NRo for the dunedigger?
The Hide
# Feb 22 2002 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone have a serious answer to what the hide is used for?
# Feb 21 2002 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe he spawns like someother named creatures like Terrorantula. Maybe if someone killed a WHOLE lot of normal armadillos he would spawn. Worth a try
# Feb 19 2002 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default

I ran into Dunedigger last night on the Xegony server while running to Oasis. It aggroed on me, so I killed it. All I got off of it was a armadillo hide. As of last night, I was a lvl 20 paladin. I didn't have any trouble killing it.

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