Raster of Guk  

Quest NPC

Uploaded April 1st, 2018 by iventheassassin

  • Respawn Timer: 10% spawn chance

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2021-02-11 02:46:13.

Level: 37
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-05-04 22:14:20

Known Habitats:
  Lower Guk
Factions Decreased:
  Frogloks of Guk

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Test Patch 2-9-2021
# Feb 10 2021 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
- Increased the chance for Raster of Guk from 2 percent to 10 percent.
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# Jan 05 2020 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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As of Jan 2020 on Mangler TLP- spawn rate is still 27min (9 eq hours)

It is still best to do the depop/repop as listed in other posts:

kill at 9am
kill at 6pm
spawn at 3am (dont kill)
depop at 7am
respawn at 9am
kill and repeat

This means you get 3 spawns every 72 minutes (24 min avg per spawn) instead of the normal 27min timer if you just kill the ph on every pop. Assuming 5% spawn rate the average camp time saved by doing it this way would be an hour. If you get unlucky with the spawn it could be multiple hours.
Raster Memes 2018
# Mar 09 2018 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
Im at the raster camp and its pretty lit, chillin and rhymin next to a guk pit. I got my 2nd monitor, and a 3rd one too. Netflix and **** will just have to do. So 20 hours pass and it aint so bad, even builds character.. according to my dad. But wait a minute here.. something smells sour.. oh its my nuts, guess i need a shower. Three days have passed and l'm losing my ****, surrounded by minos with big hairy ****** I wish i could say these were tears of prexus, but they aren't..please port me to nexus.
# Jun 13 2017 at 7:25 PM Rating: Excellent
Via test patch notes 6-13-2017.

- Raster of Guk is no longer restricted to the unlocking of Kunark.
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He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Sep 11 2015 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed Raster on Ragefire, at 7:55pm MDT Sept.11, 2015.

Using the 3 cycle spawn:

Spawn at 12am -1am game time, left alive to despawn at 7am.
8am - 9am PH spawns, killed.
4pm - 5pm PH spawns, killed. (Raster spawned for me at this time)

Repeat cycle.

Edited, Sep 11th 2015 10:06pm by Kurukami
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Jul 03 2016 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
182 posts
Raster has a % chance to spawn on each pop; there are no voodoo methods you need to use.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2016 6:03pm by Philliden
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Aug 24 2016 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
It's not about Voodoo, if the PH is up at a certain time, it despawns and respawns 2 hours (game time) later. So instead of killing it and waiting 22 RL min for a new spawn you let it despawn and wait 6 RL min for a respawn. You end up getting slightly more PH's this way if you sequence it correctly.
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Aug 26 2016 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Sweet. I just got him on Tunare August 26th about 11:00 P.M. I had been camping him off and on for a few days, but not religiously sitting there timing out each PH and despawn. I just smash and he appears. Yay! Hope
running the cycle
# Apr 06 2014 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I have been camping Raster of Guk off and on for the past week, was working the cycle of 3 spawns a game day when camping him and this morning I killed the 8 AM spawn after the 7 AM despawn, and Raster spawned at 4 PM! woot! probably a good 30 hours in.
PH Mob Count
# May 30 2010 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
Attempt 1:
Start Time:- 10:32PM, 30 May 2010, GMT
End Time:- 03:44AM, 31 May 2010, GMT

17 "a greater minotaur"

1 "a froglok vis knight"

1 "Raster of Guk"

Very lucky for me :D. Have to adnit this weekend = quicker rare spawns but still expected longer... 4 ish hours
confirmed spawn info
# Apr 07 2009 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
raster of guk has a 5% chance to spawn. There is no magic spawning technique or any tricks to speed up the process. You just have to get lucky.

This was posted by Aristo, who is a developer of EQ:

"... Take Raster of Guk as another example. The theory in my guild was that you could only kill the placeholder if it was night and there were minotaurs up in the pit. When I got here and was able to look it up, it's just that he's a 5% spawn on that table. He has the same 5% spawn chance any time it pops, but that's rare enough for theories to take hold."


Ease of Raster
# Nov 10 2008 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Also, I did this with an untwinked 35 monk and a cleric mercenary. I had started a monk on a new server just to play around with.

Now, when I say untwinked, he does have some rough defiant gear which he got along the way and it's pretty powerful. But he's still wearing his guild shirt.

Edited, Nov 10th 2008 6:12pm by Jaysen
Laid back camping
# Nov 10 2008 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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(repost from the Targin thread)
I'm a casual player and don't really have much time to play EQ, but I still enjoy it quite a bit. I started a monk on a new server and at around 35 was camping for the Code of Zan Fi and the Idol from Raster. I used the same method on both:

1.) Pick up a Cleric Mercenary to help out with the adds.
2.) Make a hotkey that does:
/target raster ---or--- /target targin
3.) I also included in my hotkey training for mend since I didn't have that maxed.
4.) Feign Death at the feet of the spawn point.
5.) Create an audio trigger on the word "raster" or "targin" depending on your camp. I used Alert5 because it dings.
5.) Use a game pad to repeat the key while you watch TV or do other things. I caught up on some work on another computer while I waited for them to spawn.
6.) When they spawn your computer will start dinging and you can pop the cleric mercenary out, let him buff and then stand up.

This will take longer overall to get your items since you're only getting one spawn per EQ day, but it will let you do it passively.
Raster Spawn
# Oct 12 2007 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
There are some upsides to having less and less players in old world zones, camps are VERY open. I am a 52 monk, fought and FD my way to the spawn room. Fell in the pit, cleared out everything, then checked the posts. The spawn went through 5A despawn, 9A kill, 7P kill. I did it for only 3 hours then camped.

I logged back in to camp Raster the next morning:
11pm killed
nothing until 9AM - killed
7pm killed
9AM Raster

I would have to say the 3 spawn method gives a quick result. I also killed no other mobs than PH mobs.
# Apr 12 2007 at 11:41 PM Rating: Default
Ive read all the post and yer all full of it......there is only one ph that matters....and that's the one just before you kill this sob.....so you think if yer not camped on top of it for 5 days its not gonna spawn...of course it is....but it;s a random....RANDOM generated spawn...get it, ?... ya bunch of nooobies.....one ph killed and raster dead.....eat y'er hearts out!....oh by the way for those of you who dont believe me.....killed ph i found up at 12pm game time...raster spawned 30 mins later ....would have missed him but was campin the fabled king on my main and clicked my monk back in just too look.....have fun and remember real is allways more important

Edited, Apr 13th 2007 12:44am by truebeliever
# Dec 22 2008 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
"Ive read all the post and yer all full of it......there is only one ph that matters....and that's the one just before you kill this sob.....so you think if yer not camped on top of it for 5 days its not gonna spawn...of course it is....but it;s a random....RANDOM generated spawn...get it, ?... ya bunch of nooobies.....one ph killed and raster dead.....eat y'er hearts out!....oh by the way for those of you who dont believe me.....killed ph i found up at 12pm game time...raster spawned 30 mins later ....would have missed him but was campin the fabled king on my main and clicked my monk back in just too look.....have fun and remember real is allways more important"

The programmers at sony stated that YOUR the fool. Im going to use some numbers to explain. every mob has a point value assigned to it. Now how this is used is lets say the point value for the zone is 3000. that means the game will generate NO more than 3000 worth of mobs in the zone. So lets say you kill PH + 50 mobs... by killing the other mobs you have opened up the points needed to spawn the named. this VERY thing that i just explained was POSTED by a sony dev quit a few years back. The dev said that therefor to increase your chances of getting a named wholesale slaughter was the way to go. that in fact doing ONLY the ph decreased your chance of getting the named.
# Sep 23 2008 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
apparently youre the newb, because the only way to get a rare spawn is to sit on the camp and wait for it. you do realize that your post really has no point, correct?
# May 25 2008 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
I am impressed, you ridicule and curse others and yet your name is Truebeliever and you sign a testament to God. You are not a good recommendation to w/e reliion you follow.
Fight smarter not harder.
Why am I doing it again???
# Mar 30 2007 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent

Years ago, like 2001, I originally did my monk epic. I did all the sashes, blahblah, etc, Targin the Rock took me 30 minutes, I got lucky there. Raster on the other hand took a bit longer, I think I spent 40 hours there total, one session lasting 18 hours straight. I vowed never to do it again. Well, I went on to play for several years, then retired my monk to play EQ2 when it came out. I played EQ2 until just last summer, and didn't play any MMOs for a while. One day I had an urge to play EQ1 again, just for the fun of it. So I loaded it up and once I got in I realized how much more I liked EQ1 than EQ2, so for old times sake I came up with the super intelligent idea of re-doing my epic (1.0 now I guess it is hehe) up to the point of the Robe of the Lost Circle. I had seen monks with both their epic and the robe back in the old days, and thought they were totally insane, but now, for some strange reason, I want to try it. I'm now at the stage where I must camp Raster once again. I'm like pretty sure I'm a ******, but I ask you to wish me luck anyways!!! :) Here's to round 2!!!!!
# Jan 07 2007 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
There's plenty of info about Raster here already, but since the latest posts are nearing five years old, I thought I'd relate my experiences in the event in hope it will be useful to anyone else working on their Epic 1.0. For starters, the oft-mentioned spawn/despawn procedure above does still work to get three pops every EQ day, or 72 minutes of real time. Because the mobs regularly spawn at 10-hour intervals of EQ time (this translates into 30 minutes of real-world time), however, you have to jump on those spawns sometimes to make sure that the last mob spawns early enough that it can despawn when it should. On that note, the times seem to have changed slightly - Raster's placeholder (or Raster himself, if you're unlucky enough, I suppose) now despawns a bit after 7am (EQ time) and the next mob will pop in two game hours later, at 9.

I also found it helpful, as has been mentioned elsewhere, to pull mobs down the hallway towards the pit trap (that drops you into the Minotaur Elder's room) when breaking the camp. It's a nice out-of-the-way place and gives you plenty of time to finish off the mob once it starts running. The only drawback is the occasional frog Shaman who wanders around on the other side of the pit trap. If he wanders into range, he WILL heal and buff the poor sap you're beating on.

Finally, I have little advice for actually taking Raster down. As a 51 Monk with fairly shoddy equipment for this day and age, taking him out was a walk in the park after he finally spawned. My suggestion is if you're able to kill the Minotaurs and all on your own, you should be fine for Raster himself. I count myself lucky that this was only a 25-hour or so camp for me. Best of luck to y'all, and feel free to drop me a line if you're on Erollisi Marr within the next two weeks or so.

If you still need more advice, I recommend Bodi Kibadachi's extensive and well-written guide to all parts of the Monk Epic Quest 1.0. The Raster write-up is here. (That's http://www.castle-grounds.co.uk/eq/raster.htm in the event that the link doesn't work) Safe hunting to you all!

Edit: So I realized after posting this that I had my preferences set to show the oldest posts first, which is why I thought they stopped after 2002. Silly me. It was late, okay? ;)

Edited, Jan 14th 2007 11:41pm by Grumpydp

Edited, May 7th 2008 12:26am by Grumpydp
# Jan 05 2007 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
LOL everytime i see someone post their experience with raster makes me laugh..
ill share my experience with raster here
i got raster 3 years ago but heres how i did it...
Back then the raster camp was a hot one.. everyone permantly camp the place when they have it.. I had to get in line just to camp this place... soon as i got this camp i camped him approximatly 3 days NONSTOP! dam right i didnt even sleep..(i dont wanna leave this place because if i did i would have to get back in the line for this camp) he spawned for me aafter around 72 hours.
Within the 72 hours: i petitioned 5 times
spoke to GM 3 times
almost passed out 2 times

i got my epic done very fast after the raster camp's done.
Whats gay about this is i replaced my epic with a elemental ton po leather glove 1 week after i got the epic done.
Not worth it if you ask me.. but i tell ya raster camp will always be a good memory if you think back after a very long time. You will laugh at what you did

Edited, Jan 5th 2007 5:19am by zhouoo
pet class /afk farming.
# Dec 31 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
451 posts
Easiest camp ever. Set my 66 Ikky bst (KoS) w/pet up on Rast's spawn and set timer for 19minutes. Every 19minutes, check kill, and reset timer. Saved me alot of headache : ) Spawned after ~6 hrs or so of steady camping.

Edited, Dec 31st 2006 2:36pm by Aegishopi
Mr. Rastafarian...
# Nov 29 2006 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
I have been here now 4days and nights with very lil sleep... has the test of sanity began ofcourse, I have even observed the wall too make out the ghostly monk image... now with those cleared away I want you to keep in mind the constructive imagination that is harvested from so much spare time... I have conducted a rap song labeled Mr. Rastafarian <Raster of Guk> I hope you like it.... this is actually coming from the heart...

335minos 235 Viz
3days with no break now what the f*** did I miss!?
3PH's in a hour and I can't find him..
I got a headache and need a shower, i've never felt like this..''
Mister Rastaman I need you, give me what I deserve.
I feel like i'm cursed..
You won't spawn cause I done something wrong? or is it someone i've hurt
I heard patience is a virtue well that phrase seems apparent..
But f**** patience and if I want virtue i'd go see a cleric..
I see the ghost kneelin there in, the wall is it verant?
Giving us a message, what they've drawn don't seem coherent..
Maximize the window did someone fall? what am I hearing?
There he is OMG he spawned now time to go work ON my MARRIAGE!

Mister Rastafarian... show your face....
Mister Rastafarian... no time to waste...
So many muffincakes i've ate..
Forgot the time now it's late...
Seems like my fates found it's place..
Been many rounds i'm bound to break...
What's that sound? i'm now awake..
Anotha mino clown to pound away...
Allakazam i'm at it again ! hearin clowns announce they found a way..

Monk spittin witt rythmn of a bard..
Witt witty writtens i'm spittin bars...
Witt any advice to give'm? campin rastas like life in prison..
Just forget it! he is hard....
If you're independant you're in it long..
Hope that any minute he will spawn...
In the beginnin it's like "immah finish it dawg"
Then it's you feelin finished and wanna end it all!...
Hope SoE is feelin this song''
Plus gimme thankx for bein this calm...
Because campin rasta is like a sentence in prison witt out any reason of bein charged...
It ain't easy beleve it's hard..
Monkx get the shaft! face it!
We're being charmed... for all this tastless when I can see this spawn...
That's so ancient... let's keep it basic you have a better chance of see-ing GOD! .......This goes out to all the monkx who have and plan on doing Rastafarian of Guk... GoodLuck and MONK POWA!

# Nov 22 2006 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
I got the spot tonight. Debated trying the spawn thing, and then decide since I had a miserable camp with Targin I would wait one respawn and if he spawned I would finish if not i would do the 1.5 prequest. Killed the PH and then waited. Sure enough, rastor of Guk spawned!
Raster has been Spotted and Looted
# Nov 17 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
FYI - Raster has spawned at least 3 times this week that I am aware of.

I needed Raster for my epic. A guildie camped her Rogue there and checked in on Raster once in while. One evening she logged in, he was there, she killed him, he dropped what I needed, she looted .... and then we MQ'd it.

I was scared to death of facing a 80+ hour camp but she saved me the heartache.

At this point I had not gotten Targin to spawn but 2 nights ago He spawned for me after about 20 hours of camping in 8 hour slots.

For all of you that are camping anf wondering ... Yes, Raster and Targin do Exist!
# Nov 14 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, while you are camping him, you can farm frog faction for your crown of deceit! SO you can do two things at once. OMg insane. because, froglok faction is a pain in the ***. Took me over a week for kos to like amiably.

raster no show
# Sep 27 2006 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
i must be the most unlucky person alive.. i have camped this dude for over a year, (several hours a day, several days a week, etc) i'm sorry, but i just don't have time to spend all my life in 1 stupid area for a pop. i have a job and family to take care of also. this is just rediculous.

Edited, Sep 27th 2006 at 10:47am PDT by wrxman

Edited, Sep 27th 2006 at 11:06am PDT by wrxman
Povar-93 SK / 93 Shaman
Raster !
# Jun 01 2006 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
27 hours of camping over three days. The 8 am spawn didn't show up so I figured I'll go afk till the 6pm one, I came back and my brain sent this message: it's not a mino, it's not a frog...must be broken! But it was Raster! Dropped the idol and I will never ever EVER step foot in that section of Guk again : )
WOOT :D Super lucky
# Feb 21 2006 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I had ignored doing this horrible camp after wasting 50+ hours on him, but one day I was bored I thought I'd head down there and try again. One PH later he spawned! (For the record he pops up to the right of the pot in the elder room). He dropped fast.

Now that I was on a roll (roll of one) I thought I'd head over to naggy's to camp targin. I get there, look into the room ahead and OMG HE'S UP!! Didnt want to risk a despawn, so I ran in fast with innerflame on and dropped him in a second. Looted and ran with a train behind me (fd wouldnt work, too many casters).

Was SUPER lucky that day, but now back to the drabness of camping pawbuster in KC, in which my luck seems to have run dry. Cant seem to solo warlord room well at 59 - the warlords kick my *** most of the time.
Slayer of Typhon
# Jan 27 2006 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
I just camped raster for about 5 hours on Prexus (Terris-Thule) server. I was clearing all minotaurs and never saw the elder, but di see a few froglok knights and 2 Basilisks (seemed really out of place). Finally I was giving up at around 6am, thinking I was dumb for depriving myself of sleep, I started reading the posts here on alla (for the 50th time). Suddenly I heard a rusting sound (from my minimized eq) and there was raster. I had been standing in the pot, looking for the ghostly monk image on the wall. At 55 I beat the living daylight out of him and got my idol. For all those who said "Just go kill Brother Qwinn": for the sake of role-playing, I endured. A monk could never kill his brother.

"I am not Typhon, I am the slayer of Typhon."

Huang Anli - 55 Monk
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