Thrackin Griften  

Quest NPC

Uploaded December 23rd, 2019 by iventheassassin

Spawned by handing a merchant named Chrislin Baker a Quill and a Piece of Parchment.

This is a very aggressive named bandit.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2009-04-24 14:34:21.

Level: 55
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-05-04 22:14:20

Known Habitats:
  West Karana
Factions Increased:
  Circle of Unseen Hands +1
  Highpass Guards +1
  Guards of Qeynos +1
  Karana Residents +1
Factions Decreased:
  Karana Bandits -10

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Level of difficulty
# Mar 05 2017 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
At level 63 (no AAs, mediocre/bad gear), I failed my first attempt to solo.

He resisted root once, then slow twice. I switched to chain-casting Arcane Rune as my health fell to 35%, but I had to Gate when I ran out of mana.

Went back with a druid partner and killed him easily (landing slow on the first try). With better luck & tactics I probably could have soloed him, but beware that it may be close at 63 and below.
Faction info for kill
# Jul 21 2016 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
1,434 posts
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] Your faction standing with Karana Bandits has been adjusted by -10.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] Your faction standing with Karana Residents has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] Your faction standing with Highpass Guards has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] You gain experience!!
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] You crush Thrackin Griften for 384 points of damage.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] You have slain Thrackin Griften!
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:55 2016] You unleash a flurry of attacks.
[Wed Jul 20 19:11:56 2016] You have lost or do not have a tracking target.
[Wed Jul 20 19:12:13 2016] You receive 11 platinum and 6 gold as your split.
[Wed Jul 20 19:12:14 2016] --You have looted a Fine Steel Short Sword.--
[Wed Jul 20 19:12:16 2016] --You have looted a Fine Steel Short Sword.--
[Wed Jul 20 19:12:20 2016] --You have looted a White Paper.--
[Wed Jul 20 19:12:21 2016] --You have looted a Cloth Bolt.--
Yeah, right...
# Jul 09 2014 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Reading some of these posts saying how easy he is and how he doesn't resist and how easily he can be soloed and generally scoffing at those who try to warn others that this mob can be a challenge.

One of things I notice about these braggarts is that they're all in their mid-sixties. Well, duh! If you can't beat a level 55 Monk when your toon is level 64 or 65, you need to /log and /delete your character! (Yes, it bugs me when people belittle the difficulties experienced by others by saying how easy it all is.)

Go make a new Enchanter and start your epic at level 50, when you're supposed to. Then tell us all how easy he is.

I just did him at level 50. I did not solo him, per se. I used a tank Merc. And I also threw Shiny Bob (nickname for summoned Enchanter pet) into the mix for some extra DPS. It cost me quite a bit of plat, but it worked.

First I runed up myself and my tank merc, haste for Shiny Bob and tank, and Boon of the Garou on tank. I then medded to full. (You will need KEI for this fight. At level 50, your best mana regen is Clarity, and it won't be enough.)

I Tashed him, and let him take a swipe at me. My runes held, but that was all the provocation my pet needed. And Shiny Bob was on the job. Merc was already charging him before he even hit me. Knowing, after two tries and failures, that his resists are high (when you're a 50th level Enchanter), I simply spent the entire fight casting Runes on my Merc. For a while, it was a close fight, but eventually, my runes gave the tank merc the upper hand, and soon, Thrackin was staggering away.

Bob and Merc finished him off, and that was that. I probably used about 11 peridot. (I also threw on the Berserker rune for some added, no-cost protection.)

Lockout Timer?
# Jul 09 2014 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Evidently, he has a lockout timer. I tried to kill him with Merc at level 50. Failed. Returned with reinforcements, tried to respawn him, but he would not respawn.
Lockout Timer?
# Mar 26 2018 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
You need to destroy the bandit sash in your inventory or she won't spawn him. When he does spawn she says:

"I must go now. I will return later."

If she doesn't say that and despawn, Thracken doesn't spawn.
spawn location
# Nov 12 2013 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
49 posts
+852 -11592
in WK

Spawned by handing a merchant named Chrislin Baker in (WK) a Quill and a Piece of Parchment. which u can buy both in POK.....................
Location in English
# May 29 2009 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
For those players who aren't aware of how to use the loc system, this mob spawns towards the top middle of the zone, marked on the map with NPCs Nenika Lightfoot just north of the "bandit camp"

He was light blue to my 68 SHD and put out a fair amount of damage. Dropped the white paper.

On to the turn in!

Mongoster 70 Paladin ~ The Nameless
Vongoster 68 Shadowknight ~ The Nameless
Location in English
# Nov 17 2015 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
Location in English
# Nov 17 2015 at 9:12 AM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
Pegas wrote:

He's a triggered spawn.

So if he's not at his triggered location are you saying he wanders when triggered and not killed?
Location in English
# Dec 10 2015 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
I don't know if he is wandering. I would say he doesn't wander. He remains there where he spawns.
Our Group
# Jul 01 2007 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
We had a successful hunt last night with this lil nasty. We had our 55 chanter parked at the turn in point, and a 55 Paladin, 67 Mage, 63 Mage, and a 67 Cleric at the spawn point (pos 800, neg 11500). Enchanter did the turn in and Thrackin immediately popped in the bandit group in front of us. Mage used Call of Hero to poof the chanty to the fight. Pally pulled the mob and proceeded to get beat on heavily. Chanter was able to tash, all others resisted. Mage pets were very helpful, but the mages were almost completely resisted (67 mage landed a 3k blow). Cleric kept the heals flowing. It was an extended fight, but felt pretty safe with this group. Another tank would have really sped things up. Chanter looted his white paper. everyone cheered, and then gated out...except the poor paly who had to run half way across one of the longest zones in the game, hehe.

Irris Bloomingbrite 55 Paladin <Unquenched Valor>
Vamok 55 Enchanter <Unquenched Valor>

The Tribunal
take down
# May 22 2006 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I had trouble finding him at first with my chanty so i logged my ranger to track him down and finally found him. I took him down with my 65 shammy 5.3k hp and self buffed. He was a lot harder than i had imagined, resisted slow three times after malo. After slow stuck he was easy. Good luck !
Lvl Req For Spawn
# Mar 07 2006 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Is There Lvl Req For Spawn?
Nitehood of Luclin Lvl 86 Shaman
soloed...dont waste guild faction for group
# Feb 20 2006 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed at lvl 64.... yea, waited for a while to start epic. Trick is to buff up and get toys for pet. Thrackin is not magig res contrary to other posts I have seen. Tash, slow, cripple and a few dots to start. Keep casting Rune of Z on pet, throw in an occassional nuke, and you are good to go. I actually lost pet when he was at 7%. Ran and he dropped off, loaded horse, medded, new pet up w/ haste, then back at him. His regen rate is nada. After abt 2 min he was still at 7%. Hope this helps... save guildie faction for a group til later....

btw... droped fine steel "short" swords, not long swords
# Feb 05 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
Did this tonight, 2 of him spawnd one near Cleet the brewing merchant and one near the bandit group on the north east side of the zone. approx neg 1416, neg 5870 (Cleet) and the pos 880, neg 11570 (bandit group) both locs look to be correct.
Big Bandit
# Nov 25 2005 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
Helped a guildie take him out today. There were five in group, all over 65 (not 100% on all levels). Enchanter, Shaman, Ranger, Paladin, and a druid. We buffed and waited for spawn which was near the north bandit camp up in the mountains. As he walked away the ranger followed and pelted with arrows. We DoTed and hit him with everything we had. Easy kill for HL group. Did very minor damage to ranger and pally. He will summon you.
Our fight with Thracken
# Apr 24 2005 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
For chanter epic we took down Thracken today. DB to 56, hits for 140-170 and DW's fine steel swords.

Had 62 RNG, 65 CLR, 56 ENC. Ranger hacked him up, took a few CH's. Only spells I saw land were tash (unresistable), 3 out of 6 chanter DDs and 1 out of 3 or 4 cleric DDs. Highly resistant but not immune. Didn't say was slow immune, but I couldn't land slow. Tried about 5 or 7 times 'till mob was at 30%, then went to chaining Dementia. Should have done that from the start LOL. Got one full damage and two partial lands on the DD. I bound myself just south of Thracken's spawn so I could gate in to help cleric and ranger. Kinda fast, but doesn't hit hard enough to need a plate wearer. Spawn point is near spawn for some regular green con bandits, so no worries about anything adding. Did I miss anything? I think that covers all the questions I had when I went after this guy.
Tracked him
# Jan 07 2005 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
I was running through WK with my 22 ranger and picked him up on track. Just north of the farm. Location Neg 1546, Neg 5164. He was just standing around. He conned scowling or I would have snapped a pic lol.
Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
Illusion pet soloing
# Aug 14 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
I soloed this guy tonight. I do not have dire charm and wont be getting it unless they make an upgrade that lets you get higher pets. I'm a 65 chanter with kinda crummy gear, FT1, and 38 aa, including gather mana and MC3. I summoned illusion pet and buffed us both. The only non-self buff I had was PoTC. I used scarecrow illusion on pet and scaled wolf on me. I did the parchment/quill hand in and ran to the spawn point. The approximate location 800, -11570 given on the quest page is accurate. There are 4-5 low level bandits near him, but they were too low level to aggro me. He was up when I got there and I aggroed and raptured him, then tashed, slowed, crippled, weakened and broke mezz with asphyxiate. Be prepared for close to 50% resist rate even at level 65. Then I tanked him with my pet providing DPS. I kept both arcane rune and rune of zeb up as much as possible. I reslowed him when he was at 50 percent hp, and then gathered mana. Continued runing myself and refreshed other debuffs as they wore off. He ran away quite slowly at around 5-7 percent hp and pet finished him off. Total fight was about 6 or 7 minutes. He is mezzable and rootable although root resists a LOT and I definitely recommend using rapture to mezz. He summons a LOT. If you get more than a few feet from him you will get summoned back almost instantly. If you are going to solo him this way either gather mana or high FT is neccesary. Hope this helps everyone who likes to do it the hard way :D

Kylanria 65th Chanter of The Caer Cadarn
Good Team, Sullon Zek
Cake walk....
# Aug 02 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
Man you all had me freaked out... This guy is pathetic.... i used 65 warrior and 65 enchanter... warrior defenced and that was that... no healer... chanter side nuked... slow landed first shot. CAKE MOB-
he can be soloed by a chanter with Dire charm ability
# Jun 06 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
i am a 65 chanter. i managed to do this with a dire charm pet and a 65 necro. i DC'ed the rouge epic npc vilinus the small as suggested here. vilinus pops at 10pm game time at +175 -6700. there will be a ph in his spot that depops at 8pm game time. i charmed vilinus without mezzing first..i figured if he resisted dc he was gonna resist mez and i was going to have to run anyways . then i walked back to the spawning point of thrackin. i binded at the spot and put my dc on guard there.( the necro waited there to engage the mob when he popped) i then ran to the turn in point ( chrislin) and handed her the parchment and quill. she depoped, i gated back to the bind point. the necro had his 65 pet, he could have soloed the mob. my dc pet could have soloed as well due to the amount of hp it had. the mob was tashed but resisted slow the whole fight. the necro reported the mob is poision resistant. it was easy as cake.. a chanter can do it on thier own with the DC pet, but the necro with his pet heal and 65 pet could have soloed it as well. good luck to you
RE: he can be soloed by a chanter with Dire charm ability
# Jun 19 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks alot for the info, that's exactly what I was looking for.
To add to this, I am a 62 chanter and I DC'd Vilnus the Small. Hit him with Speed of Vallon and had him guard at the spawn point (where I bound), did the turn in and gated. He had already engaged Thrackin by the time I gated back. Thrackin was working Vilnus even though he was hastened. I couldn't get slow to land on Thrackin though I did manage to get most of one nuke through. Ended up casting Rune of Zeb on Vilnus 5 times to keep him alive and he finished the fight at 2% health but I got my paper. My advice is just have Rune ready and don't be stingy with it. 50p isn't going to break the bank and Thrackin plows through it pretty fast.

Edited, Sat Jun 19 17:01:13 2004
Not as Tough as He Wants His Friends to Think...
# May 30 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
On an impromptu trip, myself (52 Chanter), a 63 Shammy, and a 51 Cleric decided to go see what we could do with this guy. Shammy & his pet were buffed with Shammy buffs, SLTW and Temp only. By the time I ran from the turn-in to the spawn point, Thrackin was slowed and down to about 52% (long run even with SoW!). I tashed when I got there, threw in a couple of nukes (highly magic resitant) and kept the Shammy Runed to help the Cleric out with mana. At 20%, the mob turned and started walking away, so we chased after him (don't bother rooting, or he'll either resist or turn to fight, so just fight him on the run to make life easier for everyone). Not long after, he dropped and I got my White Paper. A monk who summons and carries two swords....interesting....

Edited, Sun May 30 23:28:52 2004
Deathspeaker Anayiliea Baenre
Winter`s Legacy
Tribox team
# May 04 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Round 3:59- Paly, 62 - Enc, 57 - Dru spanked this bad boy but good. The toughest part of the fight was pealing him off the Enc for the tash pull and later slow. I placed all 3 char close around him so I could see who had aggroe, and eliminate the summoning that he does do. He does enrage, but just be ready and nuke his brains out when you see the message. For safety sake, slow him before he enrages, you don't want that and him at full speed.

Round 1: was a learning experience 62- Enc, 57 Dru. Pet died at 18%, He turned on Dru as he enraged and slow dropped, Enc could not cast he was so fast, total wipe.

Round 2: Dru did the turn in, got the expo and sash, yet no spawn. Wondering if Enc must do turn in. In any event the most efficient way was to bind on the hill toward Maligar, and gate in after the turn in.
# Apr 28 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
63 enchanter, 65sk killed him, sk has around 6k with v
# Apr 17 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
soloed him today for a chanter friend. hes in a little bandit camp north of spinner a smith merchant, the loc is pretty accurate. took him down unbuffed and pet was unbuffed. though he was beatin on me easy pet had no problems. slow was resisted twice, got it once thats all i needed. just healed pet and watched. does summon. hits around 170s. does have a fair amount of hps. shouldnt need to many people for this one, healer and a tank thats about it.

Elder Danknugzz Arethegoodnugzz - 65 Beastlord - torvo
Sure does regen fast
# Apr 08 2004 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Killed him yesterday: 61 Necro, 65 Cleric, mid-50s Warrior, mid-50s Druid, 61 Beastie, 61 Chanter. Not a hard fight at all, but about the only time I saw his hit point bar go down was each tick when the >600 damage per tick from my DoTs hit him... Funeral Pyre, Vexing Mordania, Pyro, EBolt and something else, AFAIR.

Every spell I used stuck other than Neurotoxin, which he resisted (not sure if the Chanter debuffed his resists). The odd thing is, he didn't care at all about taking over 100DPS from DoTs, but the instant I nuked and he resisted it he summoned me...
Easy Mob Solo
# Mar 30 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Killed this guy last night...First I waited until 10pm game time, then cast see invis on myself and went to loc pos175 neg6700. Found Vilnius The Small (rogue epic Npc) standing there, mezzed him then cast DC. He was an awesome pet, he backstabs for 450 and hits for 150 pretty consistently, has an outrageous regen. Thracken was almost too easy, pulled with Tash and sent pet in. Thracken immediately was chasing me with my pet chasing and backstabbing him, in less than 10 secs my pet had him stopped and fighting toe to toe. I then stopped and cast slow, which stuck first try. Fight lasted less than 2 mins and pet never got below 80% health. So for those Enchanters like myself that solo a lot, you don't need any help at all with this guy, except of course for Vilnius The Small. God luck out there.
# Feb 27 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
This mob also summons just to let you know. But I dont understand how a monk can summon.
RE: Summons
# Jun 20 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
569 posts
What makes people say he is a monk?

He is level 55 anyway. He will summon.

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