corrupted seahorse  


Level: 53
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-05-04 22:14:20

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Near undertow
# Jan 06 2020 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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In addition to the seahorse caves, there are also two seahorse spawns in the "Temple of Prexus" room just before, where Undertow spawns. Got my corrupted to spawn there after 3-4 cycles. Both will aggro if you tag one, but you can use calm animal on them to split them.

Easy to molo with a tank merc at 48. I didn't have an enduring breath item so I just used the spell, nothing in the seahorse area tried to dispell it.

Druid Epic 1.0
# Oct 30 2016 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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10/20/2016 -- Can confirm that the tainted seahorse spawned in the first large cave room. Spent about 30 minutes continuously clearing the caves and area where Undertow spawns.

Corrupted spawned right after tainted was killed.
62 Druid and Bard with Warrior and Rog Mercs. Nothing stood a chance.

Happy Hunting!
3hours of clearing
# May 17 2010 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
It took me about 3 hours to complete and I prob spent another hour in the zone.
The corrupted seahorse spawned in the seahorse caves for me, in the first biggest cave, just as you pass the mermaid guarding the door to the entrance of the seahorse caves.
It took about 3hrs of clearing all seahorse in the caves when they spawned plus the room before the seahorse cave where undertow spawns. I also cleared
Estrelle's room a few times, mainly from boredom.

good luck, make sure you have a wearable breathing item, as its a lot easier. If your high enough (elaborate defiant head piece is good)
# Aug 26 2009 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
To save everyone searching for it, I copied from Rawbear post of mar 13 2003:

"OK, There's an easier way to get past Estrelle. There's another path that leads you to the mermaids on the other side of her. I've made the trip countless times with Invis alone. Take a CoH mage with you and you can invis to your camp, then CoH the rest of your group to kill the searhose:

Enter Kedge, invis and swim down the main vertical to the next level.

Enter the East alcove.

Swim down the vertical in the floor in that alcove to the first horizontal tunnel. (north)

You will swim into an alcove sized room, turn right (East) and there will be a vertical fork (both upper and lower paths).

Take the upper path to a room similar to the last.

Another right (east) and you will see a fallen gate. swim into the gate and down the vertical.

This will empty into the mermaid room on the other side of Estrelle.

Turn left (east) and swim across the mermaid room into the alcove. This alcove is safe for rebuffing and such.

Turing left (north) again will take you into a large room. Immediately turn left (east) and you'll find yourself in the seahorse caves. Pick a cave and camp your seahorse"

Many thanks Rawbear

Edited, Aug 26th 2009 1:57pm by biabeli
Getting to the seahorses
# Aug 26 2009 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Double post

Edited, Aug 26th 2009 1:56pm by biabeli
Mayong 51/50
# Aug 03 2009 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
Big thanks to RawBearNYC for that post from way back in the day (March 13, 2003). Perfect directions. I made it to the caves quickly and easily with invis.

Playing on the Mayong 51/50 server. At level 60 with my warrior merc, I made the rotation through the caves only twice before the tainted spawned. I also killed the seahorses in the large room outside of the caves for good measure. I think I was there less than 30 minutes. I just got lucky!
also drops
# Apr 02 2009 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
2,308 posts
Shabby Fine Spell Scroll
Complex Velium Gem Dusted Rune
Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
Epic Drop Name
# Jun 17 2006 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
539 posts
Since only one person mentions it and since it's not in the write-up nor under the loot, the name of the druid epic piece is called:

Kedge Cave Crystal
"Citing your sources isn't spoon feeding, it's basic 101 if you're making an argument."-Jophiel
Where IS the sea horse caves?
# Apr 23 2006 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
Where the hell are the sea horse caves? I am at the start of the zone and it seems to me no one really tells you how to get there. Just makes me mad. I was in the star room with a 70 pally, aggroed 3 and we wiped like hell. 66 druid here and we wiped really bad. THey were DB to me and i wanna know where these so called sea horse caves are. Plz reply to me. Thanks
Where IS the sea horse caves?
# Jan 21 2007 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
Look way down at the posts, the one dated March 13, 2003. He gives directions.

If you know the way to the Undertow, then go there. But just before the Undertow room is a room you pass thru. If you look on your right, you'll see a hole in the wall. Thats the entrance to the seahorse caves. The exact name of the mobs are "a squallsurge seahorse", "a smoothebrine seahorse" and "a spinereef seahorse".

Edited, Jan 21st 2007 11:10pm by tamud

Edited, Jan 21st 2007 11:53pm by tamud
# Dec 06 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
DC'ed a seahorse as a pet. It was LB to me at 65 and it was a wizard (bonus! it self-buffed between fights). It did most of the work clearing the camp. Tainted popped on the last mob before I was calling it quits for the night (my DC just repopped, so maybe 1.5 hrs camping).

Took me a good amount of time to get my pet to back off and the tainted to stop casting and come to me (I got a tainted a couple nights ago and it was fighting my pet half in the ceiling and when the corrupted spawned, it must not have liked spawning in the ceiling and popped at the other end of the this time I make sure I'm fighting in the larger room when the tainted dies).

Then I dotted and let the pet work on it. I think both the tainted and corrupted are clerics and can CHeal. The corrupted is for sure. It did it to me twice (was gettin sleepy and didn't stun in time).

It summons too. Pet was able to keep aggro for the most part. DS on me and pet helped.

It dispells. One of the seahorses earlier got my KEI and the corrupted got my Pot9. Grr.

It died. I was at 25% health 6% mana and my pet was at 5% health. *pant pant*

Grabbed my loot and ran for the hills :)

Would probably have died real quick if I would have casted my first stun earlier. They Cheal when below 50% health, so look for a cast, but no result after 3-4 secs (their CHeal takes 10sec to cast too), then stun and hope it interrupts. If so, nuke and stun again. Should be close to death at that point. They have high cold resists, so you will need your less mana-friendly fire-based nukes.
anyone know the name of the named mermaid
# Jun 05 2005 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know the name of the named mermaid
RE: anyone know the name of the named mermaid
# Jun 16 2005 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
Yes the name is Estrella
She is located at number 8 in the link below
RE: anyone know the name of the named mermaid
# Dec 06 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
Actually there are about 5 named mermaids. Auraline, Nyrein, Shellara, and Coralyn are the others I think. Check here:

Estrella saw through my innate cammo on my way to the seahorses. Luckily she caught me in a cooridor. No adds. She paid dearly for her gifted sight...
Stuck in the Ceiling
# Mar 10 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
I went to Kedge today dreading yet another long underwater camp. I had a 70 enchanter and a 60 cleric with me. Our paladin went LD on the way so I ended up being the tank. We invised up and went to Estrella's room and hugged the wall so we didnt get agro. I looked on track and the tainted was up already *dance*. I tracked right to him but all I could see was his tail hanging down as most of him was stuck in the ceiling above. The tainted also summoned. None of the others did that I recall. It also conned DB to me at 63. I tried to pull it back from the roof but it would summon me back to the corner each time so i had to just beat it down where it was. I did the corrupted the same way. Since I put this off until the end all I had to do was turn in the items and find the treant for the final turn in. Thank the Gods its over. I couldnt take another underwater camp at this point LOL.
Happy Questing-
Naturewalker Jadetear Cryingwolf
63 Heirophant
Firiona Vie
# Oct 15 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
Ok i look on here for something that would say what cave had the PH. I found that it came from the cave that has 2 seahorse in it on the left as you enter main cave go striaght in you will come to a point where you can go left or right go left he spawn in that cave. I started camping him at 5 pm he spawn at 8pm so 3 hours i hope this helps out a bit. Also that cave has 2 seahorse one moves around the one that moves is not the PH it will be the second one in the room to the back of it.
Charming a Seahorse ??
# Sep 26 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
why are all the seahorses listed as Monsters when they can be charmed by druids?
My Solo Adventure
# Mar 20 2004 at 12:56 AM Rating: Excellent
I am a 65 lvl druid who found this zone very hard. I never been here before, so I had a lot to learn. I was interrupted everytime I was hit and it took awhile to stop moving for a recast. Here is how I solo'd it. I invised and ran around the zone a little bit to find my way. Close to the zone a few levels down is a room with 1 to 2 sharks in it. They look like hammerheads. I rooted both of them and put my lvl 64 Ldon Dot on it for 300hp a tic. One died, the other only went down to 65%. That one had a lot of HP. So I DC'd it. I then started making my way to the Corrupted room. I was careful of pulling one mermaid at a time on my way so I didnt get cross healing between them. On my last mermaid before the room, I ran against the far wall away from the Estrella room and pulled the mermaid to the next room and shark killed it. I medded a small while, and rushed the main room with the pillars. I got instant agro with the piranas, but no problem, shark takes them all with little trouble because I gave it POT9, DS, Regen, Savage spirit. I am not casting unless I have to, such as interrupting the Cheals of the mermaids and Seahorses so I can spend mana on pet. As long as you dont sit down, you should not get any pirana agro. If you do, run to the left side corner as you enter the room and by putting your back into it, you should not be interrrupted as you cast a root or just take damage as your shark finishes the rest of the pirana. IF the Mermaid on the right side heal the pirana, who cares, shark doest take a lot of damage and will outeat the heals. Next take the 2 seahorses in the front room. I pull the closest with my high dot and run to the same corner, keeping the pet with me to get out of the other SH's heal range. I keep up my high stun spell and my high nuke spell. if they start to heal at 40%, I stunned, then nuked it dead. if they started to heal at under 30%, I just stunned and the shark usually finished it. Watch for the dispell color, if they dispell your shark, they could dispell your DC and then you are in trouble. I stun whenever I see that funky reddish color glowing. Then do the same for the mermaid on the right side, then hit the caves by pulling one at a time or rushing the caves that just have one in them. If you keep them seperate, you wont waste mana on blasting Chealed mobs. Then I just sat in main room and waited for the pirana to respawn. The corrupted spawned in one of the caves. Both the corrupted and Tainted summon, but with shark on them, I just ran away and didnt sit down. I hit them with a dot and never sat down. Stunned and nuked when they got low. I got a few named in the room while I was fighting. A named seahorse and a named mermaid. The Mermaid was easy, the Seahorse was a Jerk. He dispelled very fast, resisted nukes and the stun. Was DB to me. Right after it died, a Guardian popped in the zone near Phiny. Good luck, I did most of it without c3 because I lost it on the DB seahorse. But didnt need it as long as I kept everything seperated so they would not cheal each other. When the hurt comes down on you, Exodus is a life saver.

Johawk Dotem
65 Druid Halfling
RE: My Solo Adventure
# Oct 18 2004 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
I agree with everyone Spycat says here....Did this word for word and had my Kedge Cave Crystals in about 1.5 hours...Only thing I would add...Location is 85.58..-402 in main cave.

Thanks all who listed info before.

68 druid ECI
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 01 2004 at 12:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just killed the Corrupted Seahorse tonight and I just had to mention that this is much easier than most people would have you believe. I simply parked my Druid near the seahorse caves and brought in my level 63 Beastlord. The Beastlord pet tore through everything, never needing a heal. The Tainted spawned just inside the opening to the caves after the first wave of kills. I pulled him out into the big room which had just been cleared. He went down very easy. I don't even recall if any of his casts hit me he dropped so fast. The Corrupted popped immediately of course and he was just as easy. Never once did they get off a complete heal. The mermaid that spawns just outside the caves was even healing the Corrupted as we beat it down. I killed the mermaid afterward to leave the room clear to log on my Druid and loot the crystals. For having a reputation as being one of the most difficult parts of the Druid epic I would have to say BAH! This is without a doubt one of the easiest fights in the Druid epic. And now my Druid is just 2 fights away from completing his =)
RE: Easy
# Feb 06 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
Well, of course it's easy if you have an level 63 alt do the kill for you. The quest was made back before uber PoP gear and the level 65 cap. It wasn't designed with those things in mind, and, personally, I think those things have trivialized most of the epics. :(
# Dec 31 2003 at 8:17 PM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
I have always heard this was one of the hardest parts of the epic to get done, so I pretty much saved it for last. A high level group in my guild got together to kill Ulump Pujik in Swamp of No Hope. We killed him pretty quick. He was right in the spot that all the posts say. The group broke up and I decided to go over to Kedge Keep and bind right at the entrance and get ready for another day to get my guildees to help me. I heard that this can be a long camp and it is a hard spawn.

I zoned in binded and thought I'd have a look around. I brought up track and saw to my surprise "A Tainted Seahorse". I knew I needed a good group for this according to the posts, so I was about to send a tell out to the guild when one of my guildees zoned in and swam right past me. She is a 65 mage. She was there for Phinny who wasn't up. I sent her a tell and she said we'd be able to handle the Tainted and Corrupted by ourselves.

I had to admit I was real nervous. Based on all the stuff I heard and read. I thought, "Oh great we'll die here and while we are looking for rezzes some druid will come along and take it". Basically the fight lasted one minute. Her pet tore these things up. I didn't even get off a spell. Looted and now I'm one happy druid.

My advice is to go there scope out the scene and get a high level mage to help you. It takes the excitement out of it but I got what I came for.
Do the caves...
# Dec 30 2003 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Do the caves have a static gloomwater mermaid outside of them, some piranha, and adjacent to ent of caves is a room w/ high ceiling?

camping this mob for my druid bot, just want to make sure im in the right "seahorse caves"
# Oct 16 2003 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
are there alot of people in zone? and are they willing to help me get my epic item off this mob?
RE: help?
# Dec 30 2003 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
I would say no, may very from server to server and might get lucky. However on Lanys T'vyl the zone is empty 90% of the time. Few people want to deal with having enduring breath up for old world loots. When there are people in the zone about 80% of the time they are after this guy, the other 20% are after Phinni or other epic mobs like undertow.
# Sep 13 2003 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, all these posts about charming a Call of Karana sufficient, or are you talking about Command of Tunare or Dire Charm?
Yo! That's what Im saying!
# Oct 09 2003 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
I'm ready to try it! I think I can solo one big epic piece with Kazad and Pot9/C3 as long as I time the spawns right. Theres 2 roamers, one will be my pet!

How much would it take to DOT this thing? Im Lvl 57, max wisdom, Affliction Effiency III, Mana Preservation IV and I have the Warden necklace that is the clicky root.

I think my charm will last 2-3 minutes, that's how long it lasts in the POP and WW.

Should I go for it?
Killed with 3
# Aug 22 2003 at 7:07 AM Rating: Excellent
32 posts
65 Druid, 55 Druid (me), and 54 Bard

(Awesome and Kind!) 65 Druid pretty much did the work... charmed another seahorse (not the soothebrine, the other one) and used it as tank... He would C Heal the pet (with druid C Heal) while we would deal with adds... No adds to speak of, because the tainted was a roamer based out of the first cave on the left, and he charmed the other roamer... We just DoTed, ran from it around the cave if it hit us, and watched mainly, and killed it in it's cave.

Prior to the kill, I was trying to solo the seahorses. I would charm a soothebrine, and kill a few, then get some adds and have to evac. Did that about 5 times. Last time, I met a bard at zone who was looking for Phinny and bored, so we group up. The bard and I were duoing and clearing out the seahorse caves with ease mostly, even after KEI wore. I had charmed a Soothebrine, which are clerics who will C Heal themselves and you if you are lucky. We camped in the cave with 2 seahorses and cleared them all out until the tainted spawned. The tainted took a liking to me and nuked me repeatedly for 516 dmg or thereabouts. It also hit for 140ish. We were doing ok, but we got backpops and it caused us to wipe. We had to hire a rez and while I was taking the cleric back to PoK after rez, a druid came to kill the tainted. He was a real jerk too. I explained to him that we had been camping the mob for 3 hours and that we did all the work to spawn it and that we wiped and I was going to get more to kill it. He said too bad. Meanwhile a 65 wizzy comes and solos Phinny (poor bard). I sent some tells to officers in the jerk druid's guild, and they got him to halt his procession to the tainted, despite him lying to them about what transpired. A 65 Druid shows up out of nowhere and offers to help. I ask him if we need more people to kill the tainted, just as he aggros 4 swordfish (due to conlict between AA camo and bard invis song, I think), and we watch as he nukes them all to pieces. So ok, we can handle it. We worm through the tunnels and get to the tainted (invis all the way). Jerk who was trying to take my epic spawn watches as we kill the tainted and corrupted (well, mainly as the 65 druid kills them). Did my turn-ins and got the Cleansed Spirit of Faydwer. (FYI, solo'd the corrupted seafury night before, see my post on that under its database entry, and me and a couple of guildies killed the corrupted brownie a while back)

Thanks to all that helped!

Xaritus Dragonwill
55 Druid of Tunare
E'ci server
# Jul 25 2003 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
SO is this guy a Random spawn in the caves? or in the Timple? I cant seem to get a stright answere. If not Random Where is his Place holder?
RE: Help
# Aug 14 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
658 posts
No, it's not random. Like the other Druid epic Corrupted mobs, its placeholder is the Tainted version - in this case, the Tainted Seahorse. When you kill the Tainted, the Corrupted spawns immediately from the Tainted's corpse.
RE: Help
# Sep 06 2003 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
He isnt asking about the tainted hes wondering where the tainted pops in the temple or in the caves
Havent done this yet, any advice?
# Jul 25 2003 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
Okay i havent done this with my Druid for her epic yet. Any advice? my guilds bein a lil Slow on the help and woundering how many ppl are needed for it and how long? besides this all i need is Fay and VSR im almost done *Girn* =)
Spawn time
# Jul 21 2003 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone have any clue on the exact spawn rate?
Crystals are MQable
# Jun 04 2003 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
I just got done with an MQ with the help from another druid in the guild and it wokred just fine. Ya just gotta remember to be the last person to make a turn in in order to get the unicorn horn...that's it.
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