a greater sphinx  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007

Has low resists; deathtouches every 30 seconds.

This page last modified 2008-01-13 18:53:09.

Level: 54
Expansion: Original
Effects Used:Cazic Touch
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# Jan 13 2008 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Currently Farming this thing on my wizy,with Mana blaze and 9k mana he does 36k damage,I just got him parked there,log him on about every 90 mins,mana blaze one of them down,camp and repeat.Good thing if you got a bot wizy:)

# Jan 17 2008 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
What Server... my mage needs the crow :)
# Jan 17 2008 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry, edit not working.... "crown" is what I meant.
Sweet jeebus....
# Sep 08 2007 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
hehehe guess the only trick in fighting these mobs need to have 2 tanks... 1 main and 1 DT... DT takes first agro and die and MT agro at the same time so not to get DT again... easy kill even for just 1 group these days... just need 2 tanks a rezzer and dps
# Mar 06 2007 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
Didn't DT used to be for 10k?

Toukan just got for 83200...

Toucan Tanksem
of Vallon Zek, Sebilis, Venril Sathir, Antonius Bayle, and now Toukan of Povar
# Feb 23 2008 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Wouldn't be a death touch if it didn't kill you, now would it? ::Grins::

They upped it when tanks broke 20K.
# Apr 15 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
At this point in the game and after all the revamps of the epic mobs and the steps taken/changed to get to all class epic mobs, this is now one of the most unrealistic and unobtainable piece for epic 1.0 in the game. They've made raid encounters for 1.5 and 2.0 easier than this.

Yes they've made the keys non no-rent and that's great BUT~

*we still need to kill the named boss on EVERY island to advance to the next one
*without a solid 2 groups there is no way to even get past isle 5 because the spiroc lord DT's as well [32k damage? give me a break already]

Sony has got to give the mages a break and seriously re-evaluate our epic 1.0. They fixed Ragefire for the clerics, they need to address this STAT. There is no way players are going to remain interested and advance further "QUESTING" if it's impossible for the non guilded to ever see their epic. This will just roll downhill as well. There will be no reason to buy expansions either.

Think about it.. please.

Edited, Fri Apr 15 17:48:35 2005
96 Elemental Mistress
95 Mezzin fool
85 Wizard

# Jun 16 2008 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
514 posts
Keeper of Souls (60, Beasts Boss) uses Cazic Touch.
The Spiroc Lord (65, Spiroc Boss) uses Cazic Touch.

a greater sphinx (54, Sister of the Spire) uses Cazic Touch.
Yeah, Magicians are in a bad way.

a heartsbane drake (56)
a fatestealer drake (58)
a windrider drake (60)

These drakes do not cast Cazic Touch and can drop the Crown!
Keep trying!
~ Muse Temperance the Elf
~ Lyricist of <Mystic Coercion> on Erollisi Marr
~ with a <Variety> of alts to keep me busy
# Mar 02 2004 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
range on DT? is it possible to pull them near camp with a bow or long range spell or is it crazy range like the Keeper of Souls and you get hit before you can even shoot an arrow at them?
RE: range?
# Nov 07 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
They assisted something and DT'd a few of us at the outer edge of the island.

Ouch, our only Rezzer just got DT'd this is going to be harsh, hehe.

EverQuest - Not so much a game, as a chat site,
with swords.
# Jun 28 2003 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
how come everything in this game DT"s.
spawn time
# Oct 13 2002 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Yes these DT about every 30 seconds and seem to have over a 12 hour respawn time.
# Mar 11 2002 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
im told these bad boys start rooted makeing pulling them hard can anyone confirm thi plz ??
How Hard
# Nov 05 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
It is irrelevent how hard these are - IF you can make it to island 8 in PoA then you can kill these no problem.
RE: How Hard
# Mar 10 2002 at 5:12 PM Rating: Default
Yeah that might be sound interesting and informative but this mob is on isle 7. So if you are on isle 8 obviously you have ability to defeat these.
RE: How Hard
# Nov 13 2002 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
Well now that all depends on when you start counting the islands, if you count the island you port up to then yes it would make this island 8.
RE: How Hard
# Jul 25 2004 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
That is not how the islands are generally, in fact almost always counted.

This isle where the Mage crown drops is the 7th Isle.
Info on these things:
# Feb 08 2001 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
295 posts
Greater sphinxes are not physically hard, have weak magic resistance, and are not high level. They also have tiny assist radiuses, allowing you to pull them single.

However, they death touch. That's right, these are the only non-named npcs in the game that death touch. The novelty begins to wear off by the time you pull the seventh sphinx and have to ress two people per fight and rebuff them (we had trouble killing them before their death touch recycle - around 30 seconds or so).

They are not the only npcs that can drop the crown of elemental mastery. We got one from an undine spirit in the island. They're just very rare.
How hard?
# Jan 04 2001 at 9:28 PM Rating: Default
Is this the mob that drops the mage epic component? How hard is it? How many people needed to take it down?
RE: How hard?
# Jan 12 2001 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
yes he drop crown of elemental mastery used for mage epic this is for the air elemental its 1 of 3 things needed to recieve "elemental of air"....gl
# Jun 26 2000 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
Why is it called a greater sphinx if it is a lower lvl than a great sphinx?
RE: ?
# Oct 05 2000 at 6:04 AM Rating: Default
These are greater then normals but the other on is the GREAT one )
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