a deepwater barracuda  


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Category: EverQuest
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Minimum Level: 35
Maximum Level: 44
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-02-29 09:03:51

Known Habitats:
  Lake of Ill Omen
Factions Increased:
  Pirates Of Gunthak +1
Factions Decreased:
  Bloodgills -1

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Faction hits and loot
# Feb 28 2020 at 5:53 PM Rating: Excellent
190 posts
Your faction standing with Bloodgills has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Pirates of Gunthak has been adjusted by 1.

Dropped a Petrified Bloodgill Eye, Fresh Fish and Fish Scales.

Edited, Feb 28th 2020 8:49pm by Valbrant
# Jul 09 2017 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
These spawn anywhere from level 35 to level 44.
Light Blue?!
# Feb 20 2004 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
~erollisi marr server~

i'm a lvl 51 dru and i'm currently camping this right now. at -900, -900 light blue (to me) cuda's also pop here, but if you kill 3-4 of those, db cuda's pop (2-3 in a row). it's been about 1.5hrs so far, i think.

damn, i sound really unsure about anything haha. long long day friends.
# Oct 16 2003 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
Just wanted to pitch in my 2cp worth...

I have been spending multiple sessions in LoIO trying to get this stupid fish...most of my sessions are about 4 hours each, none with any luck, I logged in this morning, killed a tainted, no corrupted. So, I spent the next 2 hours killing the cudas at the n900, n900 area and the ones just to the SW of it, finally a tainted, which was lt blue to me at 63, spawned, he had some HP's so I felt good about that kill. Sure enough, BAM...corrupted popped, snare him, pull him on land and root/rot his sorry butt. I used Immolation of Ro, Winged Death, Drifting Death and ES Vambraces (Drones of Doom). 2 sets total, keeping him rooted and he was nice enough to give me my water for my troubles....FAYDEDAR...BEWARE...LOL.

Good Luck to everyone who does this.
Corrupted Cuda
# Jan 13 2002 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I killed this guy tonight. Had to kill 5 tainted before the dark blue tainted one spawned. Found a real easy was to dispose of the dark blue tainted and corrupted....Find a tank...dont matter what kind...any will do. Set up camp on shore at closest point from -900 -900. Pull blue tainted with snare to shore. Then FEAR animal. This worked like a charm:) We disposed of both rather easy with Fear animal.

Just a thought.


Preserver of the 55th season
Azure Legion - Xev
taking too long..
# Jan 11 2002 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
I am now doing barracuda's lt. blue and dk. blue to me at lvl 53....root/DoT works great..root. winged death..fixation of ro..breath of ro..ES vembrances(drones of doom)...sit and watch them die....i have been told takes 10min to 8 hours to get corrupted to spawn...was waiting thought i would add my exp. to the pot...well good luck..oh yea 6 min spawn time on PH'r
Corrupted Cuda
# Jan 09 2002 at 5:09 AM Rating: Excellent
Ok, this info is correct as i have killed this guy twice, and camped him for about 20 hours (yeah i got real unlucky =p).

Anyways, do not bother killing any of the other deepwater barracuda's except the DW Cuda that spawns at loc -900, -900. The tainted's that spawn at the other DW Barracuda places are "fakes" meaning they do not trigger the corrupted upon death. Save yourself the time and only kill the one at -900, -900. After spawning he will swim a small distance towards land and sit there, just out from a small underwater ridge.
I found the easiest way to hunt this spawn is to Enduring Breath, Lev (just in case) and SOW yourself and med on the shore, along this small point, next to some ruins. You should be pretty close to the Astral Projection temple when u are medding. Invis up and swim into the water near you and you will find a small underwater ridge, follow it along a bit till it turns, then swim a little way out and you will see him (keep pressing F8 if it is dark or your vision sucks to get him targeted) then just snare, root, Swarm DoT, Fire Dot and sit down and let him rot, then go back onto shore and med. He is on a 6 minute timer exactly.
Tainted can spawn totally randomly, took me about 8 hours total of camping first attempt, but got KSed =(. 12 more hours and he popped although i have heard as short as 10 mins.
Anyways, i was only level 51 at the time so when he popped, i just shouted out if anyone in the zone 45+ could help me for 5 mins. About 5 people came to my loc, i pulled him and we beat him down. Corrupted is about level 45 i think and has a lotta HP's, up around 5K i think. Upon death, he will drop the Pure Lakewater for the Cleansed Spirit of Kunark.

I really hope this info helps because pressing Track the first time u go to camp him and seeing all those Cuda's is daunting. Good luck.

Ezeekial Stormwolf
Eternal Fury

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RE: Corrupted Cuda
# Sep 24 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
The fact that the corrupted will pop from the tainted at this spot is untrue.

Just got a tainted at this spot. No corrupted.
RE: Corrupted Cuda
# Apr 28 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
I can confirm the pop rate and the position. I've spent only about 2 hours so far and haven't seen a tainted yet, but no surprise there.

6 minutes is right on the money, and no its not exactly -900 -900. I sat at -910 -830 and never had to leave that spot. Always getting agro the instant the pop occurs.

More when I'm done. =) <---4/28/04

Just got it! 1st tainted spawn and followed me out of the water. Got the corrupted and my piece.

All in all I'd say about 3.5 hours of camping. Don't know the frequency of non-corrupted-spawning tainteds since I got lucky.

Had EB, Lev, Howler, Cabbage, Regrowth, KEI, Girdle, Bladecoat, and ds on me. Ran tainted out of the water before I did much casting, and once he followed me I was jumping up and down. Rooted, snared, Wings of Death, Breath of Ro, Drifting Death. Sit, med. Did that twice more, broke root at about 4% left and I just let the DoTs get him. Corrupted popped, same cycle. All done. =)

Now for the crazy part, to me at 60, the tainted was dark blue, and the corrupted was light blue. Go figure.

Edited, Thu Apr 29 04:37:33 2004
RE: Corrupted Cuda
# Apr 15 2002 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
I was a bit dubious about this, that it could be as easy as it's laid out here, but I figured I really had nothing to lose. I followed the instructions here, almost exactly, and had the Pure Lakewater within an hour. The only thing I did really different was I have an EB item, so just stayed in the water until the tainted spawned.

A couple notes:

- The placeholder deepwater barracuda does not spawn at exactly -900, -900, but does spawn and stay in that general area.
- On the corrupted, Glamour of Tunare seemed to help snare land, and root stick.
- Corrupted died with: Winged Death x 2, Breath of Ro x 2 Drones of Doom x2 and Engorging Roots x 2.
corrupted barracuda
# Dec 22 2001 at 10:09 AM Rating: Default
What level is the Corrupted Barracuda that drops the Pure Lakewater? I know I could handle the Tainted Barracuda, but am not sure about the CB. Thanks.
Tainted Barracuda
# Nov 17 2001 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
The Tainted Barracuda that comes on land is part of the druid epic quest. If you kill the Tainted Barracuda he will spawn the Corrupted Barracuda. The Tainted Barracuda that spawns the corrupted Barracuda is the only that will come up on land.
# Sep 30 2001 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
the deepwater barracudas give great experience to Rangers from level 45 to 49 or 50. They are animals so just snare, fear and beat..then repeat. Easy.. The best part is they stop moving after a few feet.
Watch out!
# Sep 08 2001 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
As somebody else mentioned, these things can get you when you are on the shore. I was soloing bloodgills for lazy xp (most were green, but still giving xp). I sat on one of the fallen columns and went afk. I came back 10 minutes later and saw i was at my bind point!

When i looked at the log, I saw that I was murdered by a tainted barracuda. What type of barracuda is not irrevelant...more important was the fact that i was at least 15 feet from the water when I bought it. So, if you go afk in ill omen, make sure you are a fair distance from the shore.
RE: Watch out!
# Oct 05 2001 at 11:30 AM Rating: Default
Only the tainted Barracuda can walk on land, all other barracuda's will stay in the water.
# Aug 18 2001 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
SoW and Wolf Form both increase the target's rate of movement...so yes, it DOES make you swim faster and yes, there is a big difference when i swim unbuffed and in wolf form.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 13 2001 at 3:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Idoits!
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 10 2001 at 1:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You do swim faster with sow it's freaking obvious and you didnt time it or you would relize your faster swimming with a sow on now shutup and quit talking
# Jul 19 2001 at 8:37 AM Rating: Default
Druid under 14 I would wager...

Yes Iäve tested swimming with SoW countless times, up to a swimming of 198, and it is indeed a lot faster. Samme coorelation as running with or without SoW.

Most NPCs are however uber at swimming...
# Jul 26 2001 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
Could someone please confirm for me what uber means? I have never heard it before and am wondering what it means since it's on a lot of these posts. Thanx.
# Sep 25 2001 at 2:06 PM Rating: Excellent
62 posts
Uber is a German word, meaning "very", or more literally, "over", as in "Deutschland Uber Alles" (Germany Over All, their former national anthem). It's pronounced "OO-ber".

Back to the topic at hand; what's the MR like on these fugly fish?

Markoff Chaney
Gnecro of the 41st Corpse
# Sep 18 2002 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry to correct you, I'm German and the word "uber" you mean is written "über", but I know that you don't have the "u" with 2 points above on the American keyboard.

The word "über" is sometimes used for "super" or "very", or "controlling others"...........but it has nothing to do with the word "über" in "Deutschland über alles". This "über" has a totally different meaning.
# Nov 13 2001 at 8:38 PM Rating: Good
Thank you, finally someone puts Germany in with the origin of uber. I thank you :) And you obviously have education, knowing Deutschland uber alles. But anyways, I think the fishes MR is quite high, I couldnt stick a few spells on 'em
These guys move fast on land!
# Jun 05 2001 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
I was standing at the mouth of the river waiting for a friend and one these bastages hit me for 120, it was a "Tainted Barracuda". At the time I was a level 26 Paladin and this guy chased me across huge distances on land while I was wearing Journeyman's Boots! I finally zoned to FV and shook it off and reported a bug to a GM, cmon... fish can't run on land!

Haarkin Trueblade
Paladin of the 28th Season
RE: These guys move fast on land!
# Jul 22 2001 at 7:45 PM Rating: Default
That is done so that people could not kill water living mobs from the safety of the shore, targeted spells do not work against things in water if cast from land but area effects do, like vertain bardsongs and spells. There is the reason they follow you up on land so that you could not kill safely from shore.
RE: These guys move fast on land!
# Dec 27 2001 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
Erm... WRONG!!! Read the other posts, the Tainted one is "special", guess you've never swam to land to escape a fish. (I know I have)
# May 28 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
a normal deepwater baracuda conned high blue to my lvl 50 warrior and light blue to a lvl 57 enchanter friend of mine.
What a name fish drop the Pure Lakewater used for??
# Apr 22 2001 at 7:34 AM Rating: Default
When I fight and kill this fish and it very quick to spawn a fish name Taien(about this name I cant remember)Barracude..and it hit me about120 when I am lv48 ..After I kill this name fish and it spawn
a new fish name currecd(about this name)Barracude
after I kill it .It drop a Pure Lakewater !What is this used for
RE: What a name fish drop the Pure Lakewater used for??
# May 06 2001 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
Would have been the "Tainted barracuda" for the first one and the "Corrupted Barracuda" for the second. The Pure lakewater is for the druid epic quest. Corrupted spawns right after tainted is killed.
# Apr 18 2001 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
they all con blue to me at 49. Also somewhat tougher than high-level sarnak knights and stonegazer cockatrices which is what I'd been hunting until it got boring.

Drell Fluorescence
49 Bard E'ci
# Apr 17 2001 at 6:14 AM Rating: Default
I was hunting goblins at the goblin ruins when one of those popped out of the water and started killing the other group,i know looking at people die isn't really cool but i was lv 19 what was i supposed to do so i watched...they hit for 121 dmg.
# Feb 10 2001 at 8:24 AM Rating: Default
These things are red to me at lvl 39 and bit me for 105.
Peaceful swim ruiner
# Feb 06 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
I was just taking a nice little swim in the lake and this smeg-head had to show up and ruin my peaceful swim.
level can be higher
# Dec 29 2000 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
I was passing through the zone with my level 35 ranger and noticed yellow and red barracudas on my "new and improved" tracking. So, they can be at least 38, maybe higher.
RE: level can be higher
# Mar 07 2001 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
I am lvl 50 ranger still soloing bloodgills [since 45] (blue ones are rare at 50) but barracudas are still blue. I'd say they are 38-40 lvl. I cannot solo them. Best course of action is to have Leviate and SoW. They will attack few feet of the shore so keep running inland more. Now, I have not verified if they are 'animal'. Will try tonight.
35-38 is my guess
# Jan 10 2001 at 11:54 PM Rating: Default
I'm a 34 Druid and started hunting the bloodgills here today with a 36 Druid partner. All the 'cudas were yellow-red for me and blue-yellow for him making their lvl range 35-38.
very nasty
# Sep 10 2000 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
These things are nasty, hitting for multiple 88, and can outswimn a sowed person with a 161 swimming. Plus they can attack on shore, I know that is where I died flying out of the water.
RE: very nasty
# Apr 07 2001 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
SoW has absolutely no effect on your swimming ability. If you had levitate and sow, you could fly up above the water and make a quick getaway, otherwards sow won't help you if attacked underwater.
RE: very nasty
# Oct 01 2001 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
Sow definitly effects swimming, you can't swim backwards without it. My swimming is at 200, so forwards, im not sure, it doesn't really seem to make a huge difference if at all.
even I knew that you can swim faster with SOW
# Jul 12 2001 at 5:02 AM Rating: Default
and i'm only lvl 20. How? Whenever I die in Lake Of Omen, I'm bound in Fironia Vie, and I always have to make this HORRIBLE corpse run up a river. Usually I just run up the river, but I had someone put SOW on me before and what do you know, I went up the river faster and gained 2 swimming skill points for just being in the water for like 10 seconds. Then a bard took me up the hill too and I was getting scared as the screen was going by SO fast, faster than SOW.
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#Anonymous, Posted: May 17 2001 at 2:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Uh huh! Nuh uh! Uh uh! Nuh uh! Well when I turn 12 I'm gonna show you who's boss.
RE: very nasty
# May 01 2001 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
You swim faster if you have SoW on bonehead, duh
RE: very nasty
# Jun 04 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Default
Sorry, you don't swim faster with SoW. Personal experience (timed/tested). Please don't 'correct' people if you don't know.

A fish better be able to swim faster than any PC (even Iksar) ... its a fish!

Also (this is off topic):
You don't swim faster with Selo's (personal experience again). I don't know if you swim faster in wolf form, never had someone that could be in wolf form or swam against them. If you swim faster in wolf form, I'd suggest nerfing that btw since have you *ever* seen a dog swim? Can you say *slow*? They should cut swim by half in wolf form ...
RE: very nasty
# Jul 26 2001 at 7:53 PM Rating: Default
You do swim faster with Spirit of Wolf.
You do swim faster while in wolf form.

I tested these in Oasis at the docks when I was around level 17 against other PCs unSoWed and unWFed with approximately the same swimming skill level (+/- 3 skill points I believe).

Dwarven Warrior of the 24th Slash
Brell Serlis Server
#Anonymous, Posted: May 06 2001 at 8:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) NO you dont swim faster if you have SOW on... I'm a druid, I have sow, and I dont swim faster with sow or even with bard song!!! your under water dude... not running! You swim faster depending of your skill!
RE: very nasty
# May 13 2001 at 3:50 AM Rating: Default
Might want to get you're facts strait. You do swim faster with sow or wolf form and you can even swim backwards with either of the two. I timed a swim from docks in oasis to pillar 2 with a swim skill of 200 and with wolf form made it 11 seconds faster with wolf form.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 20 2001 at 5:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ******** 200 skill, are you level 55+
RE: very nasty
# Aug 27 2001 at 5:17 AM Rating: Default
RE: very nasty
# Nov 30 2001 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
Swimming depends on your skill, not your buffs. I am a level 42 Druid with a ~195 swimming skill. I do not swim faster with SOW and it seems that I swim slower when in wolfform.

If there is a difference, there is no noticable difference. I have also tried this by starting swimming with sow and removed sow while swimming, I did not slow down after removing the sow buff.

I have also swam at noticable different speeds various different times while having the sow buff each time.
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