a black reaver  


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A black behemoth of a warrior the Black Reavers are the elite guard of the lords of the City of Mist. They have been said to drop Jade Reavers. Mind that once you kill one, another directly pops from the corpse. After the fifth or sixth of them Lord Rak'Ashiir spawns.

They hit in the mid hundreds and are known to be immune to magic-based attacks and all slows.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2008-01-02 15:02:10.

Minimum Level: 48
Maximum Level: 52
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
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Repop trick
# Jun 07 2020 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried this last night, ended up with 2 Rak’Ashirs
How to chain spawn reavers
# Aug 18 2015 at 9:35 PM Rating: Default
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Takil's method below works but his explanation is slightly confusing.

1. Kill the reaver in the throne room then kill Ghiosk.

2. Go through the right hand door and fight your way to Neh'Ashiir's room in the sky and kill her reavers then kill her to get the Key of Torsis.

3. Come back down and use the Key of Torsis to go up the elevator. Kill the reavers. DO NOT KILL RAK'ASHIIR when he spawns. Leave him up.

4. Wait for all the reavers to respawn. Usually 2 hours. Go up to Rak's room to make sure his reaver has spawned.

5. Go back up to Neh'Ashiir's room and kill her reavers but this time don't kill her. Leave her up.

6. Go back down and kill the reaver in the throne room then kill Ghiosk again.

7. Go up the elevator and clear the lower room. Kill the two reavers just inside the door of the upper room first. Pull the reaver that's supposed to spawn Rak down into the lower room. Try to avoid aggroing Rak'Ashiir. He should still be up from the previous clear. If you aggro all 3 reavers and get blinded, which will likely happen, use the map to go back down to the lower room and kill the reavers there.

8. When you kill Rak's reaver another one should spawn. This starts the continuous respawn. Reavers will continue spawning. I killed them for 40 minutes and got 9 jade reavers and other gems. When you get bored the only way to get away is to either feign death or run to the zone and zone out or have a druid succor etc.

If you have a pet you don't need to kill Neh'Ashiir in step 2 to get the Key of Torsis. You can pet pull the reavers in Rak's room down to you. Stand at the bottom of the elevator, do /target a_black and send pet in then tell it to back off. Back up far enough so the pet will come to you. Remember to leave Rak alive. When the reavers respawn just pet pull them down to you again and do the chain spawning thing downstairs. Stay away from Rak so you don't accidentally aggro him.

I think the reason this works is the script that controls the reaver spawning doesn't want more than 1 Rak'Ashiir alive so it just keeps spawning reavers instead. Steps 5 and 6 may be unnecessary.

Edited, Aug 20th 2015 2:02pm by Grigner
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How to chain spawn reavers
# Aug 18 2017 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Frustrated, I went digging. As of March 15th, 2017, it is no longer possible to chain spawn reavers.


*** NPCs ***

- It is no longer possible to spawn infinite black reaver NPCs in City of Mist by setting up a situation where the encounter cannot spawn the unique NPC because it's already up.
Jiriki Saonserei, 115/48k AA Wood Elf Ranger
Anadriel Starfire, 114/24k AA High Elf Mage
How to chain spawn reavers
# Aug 18 2017 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
520 posts
At least as of today, a Rak`Ashiir-only method does not work. Left my mage parked in his room overnight, and woke up to 6 Rak`Ashiir quietly judging me from 6 inches away. Tried again with Neh`Ashiir up in his tower, and got another Rak`Ashiir. They may have fixed this.

Edited, Aug 18th 2017 9:56am by nyteshayd
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No Key Needed
# Aug 14 2013 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
Hop on mount , press up against the door scroll forward so you can see inside then dismount and you are in.
Chain Spawning....
# Feb 08 2013 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
Alright, so i tried the chain spawning trick as listed just under my post.....so far i am in the process of what seems like an infinite amount of reavers chain spawning. I have killed over 1200, lost count around that number. Been here about an hour and 45 mins. These reavers have yet to drop a single pendant needed for the Sk 2.0.

Just posting to say the chain spawning does work, pendant is rare as christ. Has yet to drop, gotten roughly 950 jade reavers to drop so far.
Chain Spawning....
# Apr 22 2014 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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if you are in the tower you are in the wrong place it's behind the 1st locked door that the mob pops that drops the pendant of Lhranc. It drops from Lord Ghiosk not Lord Rak'Ashiir.
Chain Spawning....
# Apr 07 2014 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
Mazark wrote:
Alright, so i tried the chain spawning trick as listed just under my post.....so far i am in the process of what seems like an infinite amount of reavers chain spawning. I have killed over 1200, lost count around that number. Been here about an hour and 45 mins. These reavers have yet to drop a single pendant needed for the Sk 2.0.

Just posting to say the chain spawning does work, pendant is rare as christ. Has yet to drop, gotten roughly 950 jade reavers to drop so far.

They must have upped the drop rate. I've killed 10 reavers now and have seen 2 of the pendants drop.
Lhranc's Pendant
# Dec 22 2012 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
I've killed over 300 of these for the Lhranc's Pendant for the Shadow Knight 2.0 quest.. I have every part of the quest complete besides this piece and the last raid mob. What has to be done to get these to drop? Something is not working here.
Chain Spawning
# Feb 26 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
Well I decided to go back and see if the reavers would still chain spawn more than 5 or so. Back in the old days I remember my guild at the time spent one night in City of Mist and had 2 fun chain spawns. One for like 76 and one for like 125. Exact counts I forget. But it was a blast back then. Now of course we can solo this and not have any chance of death but I thought I'd give it a try. I read a post below from a Takil dated 2004 and thought I'd see if it helped. I can't confirm that any of that worked but I did get 77 reaver in a row tonight.

What I did. . .

I went and got the key for the elevator from Neh. Killed all the other reaver but left Lord Rak up. As suggested in that post leaving Neh up so the reaver that spawns Neh either isnt correct or has changed since 2004. The reaver that spawns Neh will stil pop even if Neh is up. But I tried it and got my elevator key from Neh and since it's no rent I just waited in the guild lobby for a day.

Before I went to wait in the guild lobby I killed all the other reavers but didn't kill the Lord Rak that spawns from the reaver room up top.

But then you have to wait. Came back next day and killed the reavers but no chain spawns more than 5 or so. All the reavers included the reaver that spawns Neh even though she was still up. But then no respawns. I don't know the respawn for them.

So I wne to the guild lobby again to wait a day.

Then the worst (ok, it's just a game) but my power went out, so my PC logged me, so I lost my no rent elevator key.

So today I started over. I killed the reaver at Neh, Killed Neh for the key. No reaver in the throne room so I went up the elevator (Lord Rak was there - left him alone) and started killing the reavers. Had 76 in a row.

So it still can happen
So you don't need Neh`Ashiir up since I just killed her/he/it
Lord Rak was still up from before - left him up
Chain Spawning
# Feb 27 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default

I tried this again and had 150 black reavers according to my log.

I killed the rever in the throne room, went to tower and killed reaver there to spawn Neh, killed Neh to get elevator key. Went up elevator and killed 2 reavers just inside room door of their room. Then killed reaver that spawns Lord Rak and the chain spawning began.

So after this I can only say as far as any possible steps to get chain spawning. . .

Leaving Neh up doesn't matter since the last 2 times I had chain spwning I had just killed Neh.

Lord Rak waws up

I killed the Reaver that spawns Lord Rak last of all the reavers in the zone. The reaver at the back of the room at the top of the elevator.

Edited, Feb 28th 2010 11:20am by Yeph
Chain Spawning
# Jan 31 2011 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed the black reaver in the main room and it didn't chain spawn. Then pet pulled the last 3 reavers and the same. Either got nameds or phantoms. Two days in a row and the same thing. I'm level 85. Is that the reason I don't get chain spawns?

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Getting a jade Reaver
# Aug 12 2009 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Got a jade reaver for my epic as a 62 dru with a merc tank. Here is how:

Get key from the guard captain - a skele iksar on balcony to right as you enter. Zerg your way to the locked door (map on eqatlas is useful)

Pull throne room - easy with a merc tank. There is a black reaver here and more revers will chain pop after you kill them until you get Lord Giosh.

move to one of the recesses by the doors and bind/camp here. Return after two hours when room has re-poped. Camping by the door avoids pulling the whole room but you will get an add or two through the door.

If you get no jade reaver, come back two hours later, rinse and repeate until you do.

If you zerg the room each time you get a fair bit of loot too.

dont need .lock pick exactly
# Jun 03 2009 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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if you have lev and a pet, you can /tar a from top of reaver building and pull them by sending pet in and calling it back.
Druid spell drop
# Nov 09 2008 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
The Black Reaver dropped a Form of the Howler today.
Easy (65+)
# Jun 24 2007 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
I went after one of these for my druid. 67 cleric and a 68 pally, both decent+ gear. No problems, we killed just about anything we could find. The dark reaver itself was easy, blind can be a pain, but most priest casters can cure it once they are 15+ or so. After the original kill, 2 more poped on death, after that the Lord came out. He was cake for the 68, took about 20% health down total, no heals. We got a reaver on the second spawn. The rest were empty. At 67 i couldn't land a single spell, but weapon spells seemed to hit fine. The pally wasn't watching his procs, so i dont know about his, but my 61 hammer was casting fine.

EDIT: bring a rogue with pick lock if you dont want to wait the 2 hours for a respawn.
Edited, Jun 24th 2007 6:54am by ForlapThorninfoot

Edited, Jun 24th 2007 6:59am by ForlapThorninfoot
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Easy (65+)
# Dec 17 2009 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
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bring a rogue with pick lock if you dont want to wait the 2 hours for a respawn.

If you have a Mount, you can pop right through the locked doors. this is how:
bump up to the door, summon mount, then un-summon mount Viola you are in.

Edited, Dec 17th 2009 12:26pm by bushidobul
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Easy (65+)
# Aug 03 2014 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
Old post I know, but just thought I'd stick this in there. Elevator doesn't work with Mounts or Illusions, need a key from Neh or a Rogue. the elevator is in the hallway behind the throne room.
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Fabled Lord Ghiosk in pop chain...
# Mar 22 2007 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I went to CoM to get a Jade Reaver for the Ranger Epic. Cleared the bridge and entrance of all of the trash mobs and pulled the first black reaver out. Killed him fairly well, with 40% HP left, expecting another black reaver to pop after he died, well it turned out that the Fabled Lord Ghiosk was next...

Didn't last long... and the black reaver corpse didn't have a Jade Reaver on it... EDIT: He did drop a Sunshard Pebble. And the Fabled Lord Ghiosk was left up, so I couldn't get another Black Reaver at that time. Oh well.

Got to go back and do it again, and this time I hope to get a normal pop chain.

Edited, Mar 24th 2007 12:19pm by bschenk
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# Dec 18 2006 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks to Takil's advise we finally got Lord Rak to spawn again w/in 2 hrs YaY!!

after sitting for an hour trying to figure spawn time of Lord Rak, i decided to check on the black reavers. sure enough we followed Takils' advise.
Go kill all the black reavers at the ent to palace, then up near Neh and then head to Lord Rak's spot and kill them. Lord Rak spawns immediately! then repeat......

hope this helps the next on their epic =)
Black reavers
# Nov 11 2006 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a 56 bst with 5k HPs and 1088 AC and 1.2k atk. Think I can solo one of these puppies?
Killer respawns
# Oct 30 2006 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
Killed about 130 or so of these guys about 5 months ago... lost count around 80 and killed for another 20 mins after which group wanted to leave and i stayed and soloed 3 or 4 more after which i gated (in the middle of a fight with one)... 6 or 7 jade reavers dropped...

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(not accurate due to TSS armor not avaliable)
# Jul 30 2006 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
Can a 66 druid Solo the Black Reavers? 1 at a time
# Oct 30 2006 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
they are highly magic resistant
# Jul 09 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
Killed one of these guys lastnite with my 59 bst,solo, found him behind stone door.
pulled him past golems, they didnt agro, np, wrong, this dude hit me for between 300 and 600 dmg, being a BL with a measly 4600hp buffed, ( im poor cant get the uber gear), got him down, not knowing something else would spawn, so up pops Lord Ghiost, a couple wacks, and pet was dead, I had less than 20% life left, and only one in zone, so I ran, lol.
Anyway, hit alot harder than mid 100's dmg.

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# Jul 09 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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it depends heavily on your ac.
Most of the tank classes probably only see 100-200's most of the time.
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too many...
# Mar 15 2006 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
just finished killing them... all of them died easily, no respawn. then got to the last one from the far island and had 143 spawn one after another... :(
# Feb 18 2006 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
as a 70 Necro They drop like flys(what doesnt right) hehe

We were camping the Chanter epic guy for a guildie when they pulled one..being the only real power house I sent in pet(with Convic and pet haste) and doted..droped pretty fast. Only got 1 resist on Tap. other then that DoTs stuck(fire and Dis)
3 at a time
# Jan 07 2006 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
hah found 3 of theese guys up at once
Immune to Slow!
# Apr 23 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
We brought a group of mid-50s to CoM to try to get a Jade Reaver for a Ranger, and the Shaman reported receiving an "Immune to Slow" message when using a Disease-based Slow spell. Also, we could not Snare nor Root them.
The Blindness is easily taken care of by making the Cleric or Shaman who has the Cure Blindness spell hotkey it, as well as having any group member hotkey an "I am Blind" message.

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Edited, Sat Apr 23 16:02:46 2005
Not immune to Fire
# Mar 30 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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"known to be immune to any magic or fire based attacks"

They aren't immune, just resistant. I was helping a druid friend get a reaver and I was hitting for full with my lvl 69 fire nuke and lvl 70 ice nuke.

I got resists with magic based dots though.

Edited, Wed Mar 30 20:29:18 2005
a few things about ....
# Dec 30 2004 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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First...the black reaver does blind you. dont know the length of time (seemed like forever)
Second once you have the stone ring, all you need to do is click on the door it opes, and it is added to your ring. the key, however, is still in inventory. can give it to others in your group, or you can open door for them.
Getting Black Reaver Chain Spawns
# Dec 28 2004 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
The trick to getting the Black reavers to spawn is pretty simple.

Step 1. Kill all the black reavers, including the one up in the tower that spawns Neh.

Leave Neh up so you don't have to worry about her reaver respawning and having to go back up and kill it next respawn.

Leave Lord Rak up. Do not kill him

Let all the reavers respawn. Kill the single reaver in the throne room. Then procede to kill the reavers in the room you take the elevator to. You have to kill the reaver that spawns Lord Rak LAST!!

Once lord Rak's reaver is the only one left (Make sure that if you killed Neh, you kill the black reaver in her tower before killing the reavers in and past the throne room.)

Find where you want to make your camp, and pull the reaver that spawns lord Rak's reaver there. Kill it. It will respawn another upon death. Continue killing for 1 hour and 45 mins or so. Depending upon how long it took you to kill the other reavers.

Two hours after the first reaver died, you will get respawn. Once that first reaver respawns, Lord Rak's reaver will stop spawning. No ghost will spawn, it will just stop like after you killed a regular mob. Wait 15 mins or so for all the black reavers to respawn, and do it again. Lord Rak's reaver's respawn timer is set after the first reaver in the chain dies. So it will respawn shortly after the rest.

There is no limit to the amount of reavers you can get to spawn. The only limit is the amount of time you have to get them to spawn.

Pushing Lord Rak's reaver into a wall will respawn it in the sewers of the city. Pushing it into the wall more than twice will totally despawn it.

So corner the mob, that will stop it from getting pushed, and then put a tank who is botting another character on it to keep agro. As when the mob dies, and the tank is blind, the tank has to know when to switch.

( To get to Lord Rak's reaver, you go into the throne room, out the right hand side door, turn left, and go up the Elevator. Once up, go up the stairs, there will be one small room with 3 Black reavers, Two on either side of the door, and one behind them with his back to the wall. The one with his back to the wall will Spawn Lord Rak.)

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# Dec 09 2004 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed a chain of 2 with a 67 pally, almost killed Lord Ghiosk but I died when he was at 20%. The bigest problem is they cast flash of light so you are blinded for over 1/2 the fight. I had all of my spells hotkeyed and chained corectly. Stuned him with 65 and 66 stuns and used nothing but HoT's (have hot crit AA's). Looking back I had a number of SU's vs Lord and had I remembered to pop undead disc I might have won. Would not sugest trying it, bring a shammy, druid, or cleric and its a piece of cake.

Edit: Forgot I was only self buffed. BSS, AotC, Guidance, PM, VoM, and my clickies. Would have been fairly simple raid buffed.

Edited, Thu Dec 9 21:28:38 2004
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