Harbinger Dronik  

a rare creature
Harbinger Dronik

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Harbinger Dronik is one of the 16 named mobs in the froglok forager cycle.

This page last modified 2017-11-24 11:48:38.

Minimum Level: 49
Maximum Level: 50
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2021-06-05 18:32:08

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Long 'camp'.
# Mar 19 2013 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Kill foragers to spawn named mobs.

Killing the named mobs has a small percent chance to spawn Harbinger.

80 Bard, 16+ hours camping TT zone. GL!
Sola dosis facit venenum.
Long 'camp'.
# Oct 28 2015 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
.............bad run, indeed; been camping forager for the Harbinger spawn going on 3 DAYS now: endless forager killings, seen every named AT least twice, killed Crusader Zoglic and got the Iksar Chestpiece, started with about 3 foresters up at any given time but has gone to 7 up at once, with 50% going to AA and killing light blue foragers I went from 55 to 56 and made at least 20 AA, yet STILL NO HARBINGER!!!!!!!!!!
......3 days; 10+ hours. Thinking I might've had better luck going after the Hobbit mask....
Ryanxp, Zek server
Long 'camp'.
# Mar 20 2013 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
Ugh, you just have a bad run. I had two pop back to back within one hour.
Absolutely forager cycle.
# Nov 25 2011 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
Killed one forager and he spawned last night.
Mask 2010
# Apr 08 2010 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
Forager's don't actually spawn Harbinger. Forager's spawn the named mobs which do spawn the Harbinger. I popped two of them at once after killing foragers exclusively until all but 1 were left. I had around 15 named mobs up. I started killing all the named and got two Harbingers up at once. Both spawned within tracking range of river.

Good luck,

Mask 2010
# Jun 04 2013 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Actually your wrong, when you kill foragers they can repop as any of the cycles named including Harbinger. When you kill a named it can repop as a forager or as another named. Example; I killed a forager. A second later on track was Harbinger Dronik, I killed him it popped another Harbinger Dronik, killed it and it spawned Dragontail, killed Dragontail and it repoped as a forager. That series of pops shows that anything can pop anything as long as you keep killing the foragers.
Mask 2010
# Oct 28 2015 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
They must've drastically reduced the named spawns. I've NEVER seen a name spawn a name and its been 1/6-ish forager-to-named ratio
Ryanxp, Zek server
Mask 2010
# Jun 30 2021 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I've seen it on a private server that I test things on. I imagine it's simply a chance to spawn rare and forager is PHer. One thing is for certain. Rares can spawn in place of Foragers, so kill foragers!
*EDIT* I've had two instances of a rare instantly respawning in to another rare. It does happen.

Edited, Jul 1st 2021 9:45am by Nougat
another PH
# Jan 15 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
Just like this post http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?id=5066&page=1&howmany=50#m10213326886755 but Add Thruke to the list of PH's
another PH
# Apr 29 2011 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
Add Squire Glik as well
4 hours!
# Aug 14 2009 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
116 posts
Took me four hours to get this blasted mask as a 65 bard (230 AA)... Go do the FoS mask if you're high enough level--it's faster, better exp, and a subquest for the only iksar skeleton illusion.

65 is really a convenient level to get this mask at, track-wise, although it'd still be faster at 85 with better DPS. The nice thing about 65 is that all the forager and named PHs are green (except two-ish on the spawn table, which are light blue), while all other mobs are gray, so they stand out on track. Harbinger Dronik himself is light blue so he really stands out.

I'm too impatient to sit still in one place so my strategy was to track the topmost forager on track (since it updates based on newest spawn), kill it where I found it, then go and track the next one. Maybe not the best idea, but definitely don't try pulling them elsewhere, especially if you're playing selos because you'll lose aggro. Keeping them in one spot chances that another forager will pass by and save you the trouble of tracking it as well. But I'd definitely suggest standing by the river instead of tracking all over the place, it's probably why it took me so long to get my mask.

TAKE NOTE: If you're not seeing foragers on track they're in the SE part of the zone, as a post below stated, but the nameds (and I assume also Dronik) CAN spawn there...

The mask takes you up to indifferent with all iksar IF and ONLY IF you are Agnostic. My Veeshan-following Enchanter couldn't even get to dubious with collab and illusion (which is natural, since Veeshan/Dragonkind are the Iksar's enemy)
Can i kill him
# Mar 24 2008 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Can a Level 75 Full Angiush Gear take him? lol jk jk, But Seriously can a Level 51 Monk 4.5kHP unbuffed take him, or should i get a Cleric or something to help me?
Can i kill him
# Apr 09 2008 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
lvl 51 monk, I think will struggle. Depending on what you have, but tanking this guy at 51 will likely take on its toll due to the duration of battle. Kiting him will work, I've done this guy many times with 53 bard with some jamming. But if you have to get into close quarters battle, I reckon you will need a healer type.
Can i kill him
# Sep 02 2008 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I'd say easy take down given the gear today. Back when the lvl cap was 60 the general classification of gear was about 1/10 of what it is now. I'd say even if you were geared with intricate/defiant stuff and maybe a hot pot or 2 you'd be able to solo this guy np.
Complex Platinum Silvered Rune
# Feb 28 2008 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
96 posts
Dropped Complex Platinum Silvered Rune a few hours ago. I have no idea what it's for.
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It is
# Jun 13 2007 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
It is an easy camp
# Jan 06 2007 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
This is an easy camp. I did it with a 72 ranger and myself a 69 rogue. What we did was posintion ourselves in about midway between the lake and the end of the zone on the river. We killed alll the froglock foragers we seen and all the named mobs we seen, plus we killed all the adds. We did this for about 45 minutes with the ranger checking track frequentlly. After about 45 minutes he appeared on track and we found and killed him. He droped the mask the first time we killed him. :) hope this helps

--Shankz Shadowfiend
Killaas 75 Ranger
Tune 62 Bard
# Aug 17 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Seen at least 12 froglok foragers up at once. At loc 2157, 2937 at least 5 pathed with in casting range knocking down almost 1/2 the spawns while sitting in one spot.
= (
# Jul 30 2006 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
took me 20 mins to get this mask, too long for me
= (
# Aug 18 2006 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
1,340 posts
Took me about the same too, by coincidence. I just stood still, killed the froggies on the spot, and watched for wandering Nameds. I spotted a Named Tigress (dropped a shammy "See Invis" amulet) and a named Cockatrice (dropped nothing), so figured that was a likely area for Harbinger Dronik to wander past, and then a few minutes later, Dronik glided along, within eyeshot.

He was an easy light-blue con, to a 70 Beastlord, and dropped the Mask. The swarms of Foragers were far more of a handful than he was :D For green cons, they have a ton of hitpoints, and getting 5 at once wandering past, then aggroing, is a damn nuisance!

My little halfling is now Iksar-capable and. being so much taller in Iksar form, can now see more than knees and backsides when backstabbing :D
just soloed
# May 05 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
just soloed him today with only virtue on, with my 62 monk, mildly geared dropped da mask, my bard can deff use it.. woot
Povar-93 SK / 93 Shaman
# Aug 12 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
Could a fully buffed, well-geared, 63 rogue solo this camp?
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# Mar 05 2007 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, I've been farming this camp for quite a while. Sony has nerfed it now so that Harbinger Dronik is a rare spawn. but i am at 71 now, but been hunting and farming here since i was level 58. Hope this helps
RE: Soloable...
# Aug 18 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
514 posts
This isn't a camp exactly. You hunt down froglok foragers and keep them dead.
Several different named creatures can uncommonly spawn instead of a forager,
so getting a specifc named mob is a matter of time.

He used to use the wicked level 49 spell Ice Comet, among others, but now he does less damage
with level 39 spells Immobilize and Elnerick's Entombment of Ice and level 49 spell Rend.
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~ with a <Variety> of alts to keep me busy
This guy was NOT easy
# Jun 12 2005 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
I camped in TT for a number of days...3-4 hours at a clip killing off Foragers and every named that pops. It appears that a named appears ever 4-5 Foragers.

Took a REAL long time to get this guy to pop...there are a number of nameds in the Forager cycle. All of them are wimps to my 58 Ranger and 51 cleric box.

When he did finally pop he was just WNW of the North Tip of the lake and he was HARD compared to the other nameds in the cycle. I was originally gonna just cheal at 40% but his nukes were so bad I had to keep spamming Remedy heals on myself to keep up my HP at a safe level. Total fight took a little less then 1.5 minutes and was a little nervous a few times when health dropped to below 20% but managed to get this sucker and the mask drop for a friends bard.

When confronting him make sure your group knows where the puller is as he was able to root my Ranger quiet easily and I had to run my cleric to him rather then the ranger to the cleric. Also, when I did finally run the cleric to the ranger I got a whole bunch of roaming adds...would have loved to have pulled him to a safe spot instead of playing on his terms.

Added (Quick notes):

Do not attempt with out a tracker
Make sure you can self heal or have a healer if your HP is less then 5KHP (I had 3.5K with Virtue)
Best camp spot I found was at the north tip of the lake right on the shore
Watch out for adds if you can't pull him to your safe camp.
Have patience...Allow lots of time for pop :)

Edited, Sun Jun 12 20:44:08 2005
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This guy was NOT easy
# Jul 24 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts

Edited, Jul 24th 2006 at 12:50pm EDT by Dharszolin
Member of Luclin/Stromm's Morituri Te Salutamus
A small guide
# Nov 10 2004 at 10:27 PM Rating: Excellent
2,198 posts
Thought I would post a small guide on how to get your Iksar Hide mask. It's meant primarily for bards, but hopefully others will find it helpful also. First, check out my map. It's an EQAtlas map that I have drawn on a little to help me explain things. I'm not a graphic artist though, so excuse the kindergarten drawing skills. Now, on to the guide:

The foragers typically spawn from two positions, roughly marked with my A and B on the map. The corresponding colored lines are their estimated pathing routes. The "Valley" that I have marked on the map is where I tend to kill them, as A. it's close to part of forager A's pathing, and B. it's relatively safe. Other then the ruins with spectrals, mobs very rarely go there.

Killing the foragers is pretty straight forward. Just chant them down in the valley. As soon as one dies, either another forager or a named will pop in it's place (at the spawn point).

You will notice that many posts refer to Harbinger Droniks nukes, and how much they hurt. Well, they do. But to avoid that (and this works with the other named, especially Zoglic, it's good to get him to waste his HT) I would charm him and sic him on another mob. He'll blow as much of his mana as he can, then go to melee. If he's still casting a lot when the first mob dies, sic him on another. Continue doing so until his casting has all but stopped. While he is charmed, keep your Elemental chorus running, just in case charm breaks early and he tries to nuke you. After he has blown his mana, recharm and drag him to the "Valley". Now it's a simple chant kite. I would keep Elemental chorus running, just in case he tries to root you, but that won't happen very often. This tactic is very important when fighting Zoglic, as you want him to blow his mana AND his HT on something other then you.

If all goes well, you'll have your Ikky mask, and possibly an Ikky BP, very shortly. Good luck and I do hope this helps some of you.

PS The mask DOESN'T give any regen. It is for RP purposes/faction (if you're agnostic) only.

EDIT: Also, if the foragers stop popping and there's no named up, head to the SE part of the zone and look for a forager. After you kill that one, they should start popping normally again. Just be careful down there, as there are a few higher level mobs there that will cast on you and ruin your day if you're not careful.

Edited, Wed Nov 10 22:31:22 2004
A small guide
# Feb 23 2007 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
great post.

sure enough i checked the SE area & their was both a forager & hunter up after clearin forever up near A on your map!. lol.

had two of my alts that needed keys & got both hunters & foragers in that area one right after another.

thx alot for the info!. :-)

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Edited, Apr 21st 2012 11:25am by faox
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A small guide
# Nov 06 2006 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure if this was sent to me directly but if it was, thank you. I am not quite up on using this forum for communication, I have relied on it as a reference database for the most part /hugs
Mask useable
# Oct 05 2004 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
According to the actual item that i have seen linked many many times it does not need to be equipped for the illusion to be used because it usually say must equip if needed to be equipped and it doesnt
spawn rate
# Oct 01 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
Must be my lucky day, first he pops and 2 spawns later Zoglic does :)))) He's part of forager cycle (for those of you who don't want to scroll) and as stated below he does indeed pop as much as any other mob on the cycle (including Zoglic). I can imagine that after hours and hours of doing the cycle and having neither pop that it can seem as if they are more rare but I've done this cycle often and its jst a matter of luck and jst keeping at it. This, aswell as the ikky bp, sells well and on AB I usually get rid of both for between 5k and 10k very quickly.
Got the mask
# Aug 06 2004 at 10:57 AM Rating: Default
His spawn rate seems to be the same as any other in the cycle. I run this cycle every now and then and have killed him twice, both times he dropped the mask. The 1st mask i gave to my bard, the 2nd i put on my trader and checked in bazaar, there were 2 others selling it, 40k and 45k. Seemed WAY too high to pay for a silly illusion. I put it up for 10k just to see if it sells quick, but i have my doubts. If it was all/all maybe, but its not.
spawn rate??
# Jul 07 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
does this guy have a week spawn rate??
# Jun 08 2004 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just got this mask tonight (8 June 04)!! Thanks to the previous posts too I might add. Thanks for all the info guys and gals. Just to let you know what I saw. Killed foragers till a named would come up on track, killed the named, then the foragers would show back up on track. Finally got this guy after about two hours. Sicked two frogs on him to suck up the nukes (one innocent bystander, one an add) and then chant kited him around. He got a snare to stick at the very end but by then it was too late for the poor sob. When he popped I found him right outside the cave to Swamp ZL.

54 Vah Shir Bard
Luclin Server

*edited* Almost forgot to tell you, being an Agnostic I conned indiff to all the Iksar in FoB (they were all scowls prior to illusion)

Edited, Tue Jun 8 08:43:57 2004
my encounter
# May 03 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
killed this guy today and he dropped the mask. I was on the river traveling to sebilis and this dark blue guy crossed my path so I decided to kill him (a joke for a 65 Monk) and see what he was all about.
Harbinger down!!!
# Feb 22 2004 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
I just killed this guy today solo. Being that I am on Stromm I didn't want to bay 25k for the mask. He was very easy at 56 for a bard. I just twisted 3 DoTs with elemental chorus and resisted everything he threw at me. One time my chorus missed a note and I thought I was done because he landed a snare on me, but I just charmed him and let him wait for me to break snare. (I prolly should have had mez up but what the hay). Anyways I'm happy now.

Yzuki 56 Bard Stromm
RE: Harbinger down!!!
# Feb 22 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
As a side note, immediately after killing hi 2 more named spawned, one with the ghastly robes and one with the BP, I killed them both before I even got back to 60% health from my Harbinger fight.
RE: Harbinger down!!!
# Mar 26 2004 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
Dont know what your resists are with elemental chorus but with mine at 240+ he still lands huge nukes on me....and thats at 56 as well. I just grab a pet(anything really, preferably hunter) and let them eat his mana heavy nukes and when hes done with them i throw out 3 chants and elemental chorus...after he uses his mana he just tries castin roots which seem to be resisted much more with 240+ mr than the nukes and havin your resists bumping.
# Feb 16 2004 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
Please, can you tell me if a 58 Ranger or a 58 Mage could solo him? Not together but either one - Im really want this mask hehe - Thanks
RE: Please
# Mar 24 2004 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
I suspect you could solo him with the right resists, but the Iksar Hide Mask is only wearable by bards and rogues, as are most (not all!) of the similar illusion masks and items.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 29 2003 at 3:46 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey Lame take it to a flame board. First time I've actually seen one here.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 12 2003 at 5:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Came here a few hrs ago to do my daily camp checks and dronik was up so i logged my rogue and brought him here then logged bak on druid to get help from a tank (im only 52) after me and tank get ther some ******* ranger brings dronik to ej zone and kills right in front of me that sucks much ***.
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