an ancient wyvern  


Uploaded March 24th, 2021 by fcoty28


Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2007-09-30 11:20:31.

Minimum Level: 59
Maximum Level: 60
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2021-03-24 03:24:49

Known Habitats:
  Skyfire Mountains
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  Ring of Scale

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zone in and found him on track
# Mar 23 2021 at 9:10 PM Rating: Excellent
204 posts
And he dropped nothing. bah
quite rare
# Jun 10 2011 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
After spending 3 solid days in Skyfire Mountains, I only saw this mob once. I believe him to be a rare PH spawn of the guardian wurms in the zone. Just like nearly all the common mobs, they each have a named/rare mob. So why not guardian wurms too.
also drops
# Mar 18 2008 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
spell: Servant of Bones
spell: Enslave Death

hit for 220 max
rare spawn.
# May 28 2007 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
204 posts
i've spent many hours hunting Eldrig the Old for myself and other bards, and many more hours searching for shards for the cleric epic. I finally saw this guy tonight. i initially found him up by VP entrance, however he paths all the way down to the Ancient Wurm spawn point (south east corner).

Hits about the same as a Guardian Wurm - the weaker variety - and has lots of hit points. he dropped a fire emerald for us. 60 shaman, 60 sk, 65 bard.
rare spawn.
# Sep 29 2007 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
204 posts
spawned again, top hit was 196. has a lot of hit points but hits very slowly, so he's fairly easy. summons every 10 seconds.

dropped Spell: Winds of Gelid
this baddie
# Jul 15 2006 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
i'm a 58 mage, fully buffed, with earth pet, also fully buffed..this guy comes walking by me near entrance to Veeshan, and so i take a try at him..didn't turn out the way i hoped for..killed my pet, almost got me, but i managed to lose him long enough among some rocks to cast gate. i'll try him again, but not anytime soon.
Mob Summons
# May 25 2006 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Just FYI, this mob does summon as I found out after trying to kite it with my 56 druid. He can be snared and rooted - as can the Guardians. Doesn't hit that hard - avg around 150 I think.
Spawn at Veeshan's entrance
# Dec 08 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
Hubby and I have been to Skyfire multiple times trying to find this guy, and finally got lucky the other night.

As previously posted, they spawn at the entrance to Veeshan's after all of the elders have been cleared a few times. Dry Sapara was up but was indifferent and we had no problems getting single pulls. We camped on the side of the hill above the entrance to the right, and wanders didn't come near enough to worry about.

They were a tough fight for a 63 druid and beastlord, a 67 beastlord and a 56 druid. They have a lot of HPs, hit pretty hard (when you're self-buffed anyway) and do enrage. Killed him but had to med afterward. They dropped spells every time.

Edited, Thu Dec 8 11:32:25 2005
drops DI
# Feb 09 2005 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
This mob drops the spell Divine Intervention too.
Still running amok
# Nov 12 2004 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
Just ran into him and droped him to 19% before my cleric went oom. Was fun to try and it just happened about 30 min ago. So for those who aren't sure if they still exist, they do. I found this one by the BW zone. He spawned in the rocks by the mouth of the valley to BW.
Didnt realize he was 60
# Sep 20 2004 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
I was duoing my 62monk and 55 shaman trying to collect fragments for my cleric I had camped where we were fighting near the BW zone.. monk pulling 2 and 3 to the shaman to dispose of.

I saw a range of wandering, old, Faerie, etc that we dispatched of fairly easily, then this guy comes walking by... blue con to my monk... I pull him back to the wall and go to target him for slow and he is red to my shammy... heh.

Slow stuck first try... monk beat on him for a good bit then tossed a dot. Monk beat some more. Recast the dot... healed the monk some... etc etc.... it was a LONG fight but finished with both shaman and monk at 75% health and 40% mana on shaman with c3.

Was bloody fun. I do not remember what he dropped, it was great fight though. I hope to do it again.

Soop 53ish War
Brell (CT)

Pugette Tripsalott
67 Monk - Brell (CT)

Mangie Scumsuccer
65 Shaman - Brell (CT)

71 Mage - Brell (CT)

58 Necro - CT
Killed him today
# Aug 03 2004 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
I killed him today with a 57 pally and a 55 cleric. Took awhile to kill him and it wasn't worth it. He didn't drop anything, just 7plat.
# Apr 24 2004 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
Ok, thanks for the response. /comfort for your death. What area of the zone were you in at the time. I've seen one near the OT zone and one near the BW zone, just not in the last year. There are quite a few different thoughts as to how to trigger them or if they are just random rare spawns.. anyone know the facts and not just basing on coincidence?
# Apr 23 2004 at 7:06 PM Rating: Default
I pulled him today, by mistake and had my corpse handed to me as I was not prepared for a summoning mob. they do survive in the zone still..
Any New Sitings?
# Apr 22 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
109 posts
I've been hunting around in Skyfire helping friends with their Pearlescent Fragments and spells and such. I have not seen this critter in at least a year. I'm interested to know if it still exists.
RE: Any New Sitings?
# Apr 22 2004 at 5:09 PM Rating: Default
81 posts
He me. Voice of experience from a now 59 Shaman that ran across him about 4 or 5 levels ago.
Don't forget to look behind you......

Xames Shigan
105 Monk of Bristlebane

Tried to solo...
# Oct 30 2003 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
with my 65 necro tonight, wasn't able to take him down. Summons and is immune to fear. Pulled with Embracing Darkness because was in the middle of the graveyard. As long as I didn't get too far in front, he didn't summon. Once safely off to the side, I put pet on him. Resisted Funeral Pyre the two times i tried it, but didn't resist lifetap or poison based dots. As long as I was able to keep lifetap on him, was fine, would get summoned, hit a couple times, then get out of range for hits, stayed far enough ahead that he couldn't hit me, but not far enough to get summoned. Problem came when Blood of Thule really kicked in, after that, was summoned no matter how close i was. Was able to FD, pet took agro, but i couldn't stand and get pet heal off fast enough to keep pet alive. I managed to get another set of dots on Ancient, but it wasn't quite enough. Fight ended with me FD at 12% and Ancient at 18% when dots wore off. I know he can be soloed, its just a matter of getting the sequence down.
took down
# Aug 24 2003 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
took down with 5 all in the low 50's. We had an sk, shammy, enc, bst, and cleric. droped nothing but cash. :(
dropped 3 spells
# Jul 01 2003 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
killed him with a 65 cleric and 65 ranger about 20 minutes ago . he dropped 3 spells: Mask of the hunter // wind of tashania // topor . maybe we just got lucky but it was well worth the time to kill him
# Jun 25 2003 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
55 Beastlord and 58 Druid (Me) took him down a while ago. Both of us had HoV and KEI, she had fully buffed pet. I pulled to OT tunnel where she started beating it up. I was healing constantly and was oom when it began running :)

All in all a feverish fight, and the bastage only dropped a emerald ring. Gonna bring friend's cleric bro next time. Hope this shows that one tank and one healer are enough under the right conditions.
# Jun 15 2003 at 4:08 AM Rating: Default
me and my mage friend took this guy out was not hard i had a 65 cleric buff me i rooted and nnuked he summoned me alot but pets tanked him to find out he was broke nothin droped
droped torpor
# May 25 2003 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
took him out with 53 mage 56 shammy (Me) 55 ench 55 cle and 54 wizard took a little while and the only thing he droped was torpor
Mob Info
# May 01 2003 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Took him out last night with 58 ranger, 58 druid and 52 cleric.
- has tons of HP, 30-35k I'd guess.
- Summons!
- Enrages at about 10% health, then flees.
- Hits mid to high 100's

Found him standing there at the SW side of the wiz spires area.

58 Ranger of Tunare
Traveling Souls
Spawn Point?
# Dec 09 2002 at 9:53 AM Rating: Excellent
I saw one tonight roaming the area around the wizard portal. I am not sure where it spawned but it never left that general area.

If I didn't know better, I would say it spawned as part of the named cycle. Lately there have been two named up at once, and once this guy showed up, I never saw more then one named at a time. Don't take this as gospel, it is just speculation on my part.
RE: Spawn Point?
# Mar 25 2003 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
Skyfire Mountains

Name Level HP Position
an ancient wyvern 60 32000 (-3532,2298)

Taken from the old show EQ program. Never actually used it myself but found a site with all mob spawn locations in the game. Only up to Kunark though :( Hope this helps.
Not all that hard to kill.
# Dec 03 2002 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
I was able to kill these with me and my Beastlord friend both level 57. We each had our pets and ourselves fully buffed. Slowed and weakened him with Shaman then let the pets go at him while casting Bane with Shaman. Lost the Shaman pet, but made sure that the Beastlord pet stayed alive. It would have been easier if we both had full mana, only had half when we spotted it. Our main key to defeating it was the Beastlord pet that could be healed easily and did a fair amount of damage.
A Whole Bunch of Info
# Nov 10 2002 at 9:51 AM Rating: Excellent
280 posts
Ok, I decided to give these guys another go, especially when a friend of mine had 3 unsuspecting guildmates to help me. I had /ooc for a Ancient Wyvern group ( hereby referred to as AW's ), and got a cleric, necro, warrior, and druid to join me ( shaman ). I figured this was about as good as it would get as I had 5 people very willing to try something new and all of us ( except the warrior ) could use almost any drop these guys might lay down. Anyway to make a really long story short, we spent almost 3 hours there and never saw a one. No one else was camping them but I finally figured out after everyone left except for a wizard we grouped with near the end how these guys work.
1. AW's do not come up on track ever in Skyfire UNLESS all ( or atleast a few ) of the elder wyverns ( their PH's ) are killed. AW's and Guardian wurms spawn at Veeshans Peak entry NOT at the Ragefire point and NOT anywhere else, AFAIK.
2. Veeshans Peak is a very busy area to pull from, and we got aggroed by every mob in the zone practically at one point or another trying to get there. All high level stuff too, though no named, but elder wyverns, old wurms, bottomless devourers, mature wyverns and wurms, etc. This zone is kinda opposite how the OT is set up, as there easy mobs are in the south and harder to the north. At the NE corner of the zone we pulled nothing that was lower than level 48 for over and hour, except for a single skycinder drake.
3. Anyway, getting back to elder wyverns , they arent too hard, provided they are slowed ( didnt try to fear them as necro had left by the time we figured out where AW's spawn ). A 56 shaman with a JBB and the earring of purity helps alot against them to clean off that poison DoT they lay on ya from time to time. With a 56 wizard they go down quick. Just keep root loaded so wizard doesnt get creamed when root breaks after an Ice Comet or the like :).
So, after everyone had left the group for various reasons, me and the wizard were willing to try to kill a AW just the 2 of us once we realized how to spawn them. I pulled an elder wyvern standing next to a red con guardian wurm, and only the EW came. This was working well till several adds of mostly sperm-type creatures ( ie bottomless feasters, devourers ) decided to add a little excitemnet to the day. We had to gate out to avoid death as they pathed thru the area we wanted to pull to too often for us to med/heal up.
So you may be asking yourself " Aggrok, WTF does this have to do with AW's ?" My answer would be to kill them you first need to find them, and Ive been told be SEVERAL people a level 52-57 group of 4-6 can kill these easy, but GW's ( Guardian Wurms ) drop the harder to find spells much more often, but u need a full group of 6 level 58+ to do those successfully.
Go to Veeshans Peak with the following : 1 shaman level 55+/chanter 55+ for slowing ( AW's can be slowed, but not feared ), maybe a 58+ mage for good pets and casting malosini debuff so that slow sticks, a good tank ( level 55+ reccomended ), a tracker level 50+ ( ranger is better because Ive heard their tracking has a longer effective range and SF is a fairly large zone ), a cleric level 49+ for rezzes if the worst happens, and a necro as they can feed mana to other casters to decrese downtime and their dots are really good. I'd try to stick to one tank as then he should have aggro ( and the summons that come with it ), and then the AW wont ping-pong between casters wipeing ouy your little party.
Buffs I would have us are Talisman of Shadoo ( shammy group +45 PR buff ), DMF ( +70 PR buff ) and any +PR gear u can get. I had 185 PR and I have crappy gear like no BD gear, and mostly JB stuff with a few mixmatched pieces here and there.
Only tips I can offer is that if your puller engages a mob that debuffs ( chromodracs, mature chromodracs, Faerie of Dismay, Felia Goldenwing and Eldrig the Old ) to FD , gate or run to zone. Using a caster heavy party like we had will be a 20 min med/rebuff session if one of them engages your whole group.
Anyway will post soon when I get a foolproof way of killing the AW's and spell drop rates too. Hope this helped some.
PS--have everyone that can bind just outside of SF in OT or BW that way if party gets wiped you can get it back together quickly.

56 Ogre Luminary on Luclin Server--Chaotic Winds--Baron Aggrok
RE: A Whole Bunch of Info
# Mar 10 2004 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Tremendously good post, I do liek it when people put useful info on here, only 1 minor correction, Felia Goldenwing may look liek a Cromadrac, but she doesnt debuff like them (I know not really all that relavent, but I;m bored, lol)
not too bad
# Oct 30 2002 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
A 61 necro and myself (56 druid)tried to take this guy on today only to find that he can't be feared at all. My snare took on first try, and all of necro's spells stuck except for fear. Wasn't all that bad because I was able to evac us both out (necro had like an eighth of a bub left though). So then we grabbed a 57 shaman from our guild. We buffed up, medded up and went out. Same as first time, I track mob and snare and pull to camp. (As long as I don't do any damage it has never summoned me, snare is fine)
Once at camp necro sicks pet in, followed by shaman pet going in. The 3 of us stand there til pets have done just about 1 bub of damage to the ancient. At which point the necro and shaman begin to dot like crazy and I'm throwing heals onto the necro pet. Was a very easy fight all in all. Think I was at like 30 or 40m at end of fight and even threw 2 winged deaths in.
He dropped the chanter spell bedlam.
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