a frost giant scout  


Minimum Level: 34
Maximum Level: 36
Expansion: Scars of Velious
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-09-08 21:23:34

Known Habitats:
  Great Divide
Factions Increased:
  Claws of Veeshan +1
  Coldain +5
Factions Decreased:
  Kromrif -10
  Kromzek -2

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frost giant scout faction
# Nov 25 2015 at 9:56 PM Rating: Excellent
109 posts

[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Jabarn bashes a frost giant scout for 1 point of damage. ( pet damamge)
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Kromrif has been adjusted by -10.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by -2.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Coldain has been adjusted by 5.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Claws of Veeshan has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] You receive 6 gold, 7 silver and 9 copper from the corpse.

"I think I lost my harmonica in House of Thule." Geroblue
'Through the thorns to the stars', Ghost in the Shell
frost giant scout faction
# Nov 27 2015 at 6:03 PM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
Geroblue wrote:

[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Jabarn bashes a frost giant scout for 1 point of damage. ( pet damamge)
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Kromrif has been adjusted by -10.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by -2.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Coldain has been adjusted by 5.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] Your faction standing with Claws of Veeshan has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Mon Apr 06 20:10:06 2015] You receive 6 gold, 7 silver and 9 copper from the corpse.

Updated, thanks.
# Aug 02 2006 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Just dropped words of cazic thule.
words of Haunting
# May 27 2005 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
one dropped words of haunting
Soloed at 36.
# Dec 07 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
I can take these guys with my 36 Druid (untweeked, Imbued Mithril Studded Armor set(WIS 139)). I snared, DoTed, rooted and medded. Without medding during the battle, I would not have had the mana to be able to take these guys.

I've probably killed 6 of them with no deaths/zoning, but it takes all my mana to do so.
What's up with the stuns?
# May 26 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
Everything I have read indicates you can NOT stun giants or giant family mobs like cyclopses. My level 38 pally didn't even try to stun them, why waste the mana? I went in with Temp and Brell's Steadfast Aegis on. I only had to use LoH once when I got aggroed in a snowstorm and didn;t see him coming, started the fight around 75%.

Using a massive dragonclaw shard my high elf pally with strength pushing 200 was hitting around 90-110 with fairly common double taps. Still, starting each fight with 100% health, the highest I ended with was 50% and the lowest was 7%. These are serious undercons. All were dark blue to me and several came close to wiping me. Good news is I hit 39 on them and go tonight for my new spells, including a 300 hp heal which should make things go better.

I also bailed a level 35 ranger's butt out of the fryer last night when he took on a wolf that conned yellow to him. Burned half my mana healing him as he took the wolf out. Good news is I got to practice my rezzes quite a few times last night on people who likely read this thread and figured, yeah my level 35 can solo the scouts no problem.
Solo kill
# Feb 13 2004 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
At lvl 37, paladin, I found these fairly easy to solo. Starting with a root - followed by a few arrows at long range to drop em down to about 75% health - then when the root wore off - pelting em with stun and lots of hits. Had to get temp casted first though - and it helps to have a strength spell. My health never dropped below 50%. I stayed near the POK book though just in case it got ugly.
# Nov 16 2003 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
at 39 air pet with DS and using rain/nuke its mana consuming (180 int) but still not really in danger of dieing at any time.
Very easy to solo with Necros
# Jun 03 2003 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
I solo these very well with my 34 necro. Even double kite when Im at full mana. Easy to do and the exp is great. Basic trick is this. Go for the Root/DoT tactic. If the giant is breaking root a lot or is resisting root, switch over to fear kiting. To do 2 at once, get one that root sticks on and DoT the mess out of it. Then grab another and fear kite. So simple.

Spells I use and have memmed while doing this.
Dooming Darkness
Invoke Fear
Boil Blood
Heart Flutter
Venom of the Snake
Vampiric Curse
Feign Death

BTW - Started soloing these at 32. Necros own.
Not that hard
# Jun 01 2003 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
I'm kinda surprised the Shamans are having a hard time with these mobs. I was soloing them at 37 without too much difficulty - and I'm anything but a power gamer. The trick is SLOW, as always. Pull them with slow, let the pet taunt them enough so you can cast scourge, and cannibalize for safety, At about 70%, cast envenomed breath and wail on in there. With Fury and quickness up, they could hammer me down to about 40% health, but I haven't really felt in danger yet. I'm level 40 now and these guys are a piece of cake. Beserkers are another story though.
RE: Not that hard
# Sep 17 2003 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
Most of shamans spells are cold based. Except thier dots. So they will get alot fo resists from these
# Mar 11 2003 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
do these guys drop a lot of money like the hgs in rathe? just wondering
RE: munny
# May 29 2003 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
No, these dudes drop a couple plat at most.
Ice Clad
# Jan 11 2003 at 10:30 PM Rating: Excellent
85 posts
Will the ones in Iceclad Ocean drop toes?

I can solo them there pretty easily as a 35 wiz. BOF, NUK, NUK, Repeat. OK exp, but i'm after toes. Just wonderin if I'm wasting my time.


Ok ... I killed about 50 giants in ICO and saw no toes, heads or anything nice like that. Zoned over into EW and got toes on the first three kills.

I don't believe that toes drop in Iceclad.

Edited, Wed Jan 15 00:09:52 2003
Solo Mage
# Jan 06 2003 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
I've killed a scout solo at 36 with KEI and a focused earth pet with DS. I had to heal the pet once during the battle and finished with two blue's of mana. It was not easy, and I have only been able to repeat the feat once since. Sometimes I'll pull one at a slightly higher level and I can only get 2-3 nukes off before my pet is minced meat. Thankfully my fire nukes hit for 300+ each time and are rarely fully resisted. It's better xp to bash 3 dire wolves in the time and effort it takes me to kill one of these!

37 Magician - Kane Bayle
Soloing as a Shaman 36+
# Dec 18 2002 at 9:38 PM Rating: Excellent
I've been soloing the Scouts the last few days since lvl 36+ and haven't found them to be that tuff. I make sure my pet's taunt is OFF then approach the desired scout making sure no wolves or other scouts are close by...getting an add is bad news but I usually pull to the little plateau near the PoK book or plateau near the giant fort close to the zone for quick escape if needed.

I pull with Scourge then hit him with root as he runs at me...if root resists I send in pet to block him while I try to reroot...the pet can take 3-4 attempts before it dies but it usually sticks...if not either way I hit it with envenomed breath [venom of snake at 39 works much better] if root has held then I hit it with one Shock of Tainted to speed things up and cannabalize as much as possible before root breaks which is not long usually. By then it hates me big time so I run circles with regen/chloroplast going [make sure its up before u pull] and pet nipping at its heels when it gets to 2 bbls of health I turn and reroot it. It's hitting on me but I can usually cast through the blows till it sticks without too much danger and back off to shock it agn to get it to the "flee" stage then mop it up. The only reason I turn to reroot it with it hitting on me is to keep up my defence skills. Once you hit 39 it's a breeze and I found that if I get a quick C3 fix before I start [paying about 50p]then what I make off the giants in cash and wepns easily more than makes up for the c3 cost.

Now that I'm 40 it's all gravy and can kill them back to back...if only I could find them that fast all the time. One word of caution, the beserk giants are a lot more challenging...they hit harder/faster and can run as fast as my sow pretty much so once they get a hold of me it can be tuff to get away.

Hope this helps some of you shammies.

Wrynn 40 seasons
Vallon Zek
Tough guys
# Dec 16 2002 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Well, I gave these guys a try tonight, and it's possible to solo them as a 37 Necro, but tough; I was root-dotting them and it's one of the few times I've actually had to renew DoTs in the process as they took so long to die. What with root breaking very fast and getting the heck beaten out of me and my pet whenever the giant caught up with me, I ended the fight with 20% mana and not a lot of XP.

Fear-kiting may work better, but I'd rather not take the risk of too many adds; one extra giant a I'll be a dark blue splat on the ice.
Charm :(
# Dec 05 2002 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
I am level 36 enchantress atm, and I can solo Hill giants easy with charm, then after my charmed HG kills one, I break the charm and root nuke it when it is down to about 20% health... so I get 2 solo kills fast and easy with about 50 plat in loot... when it comes to the frost giant scouts, I can not even take them with one other(healer or paladin little less in levels than I). They break charm way to fast, HG I can keep charmed for 5-8 min, FG... only about 2-3 tops out of 5 trys. My cha is 158 and they give hard time... will not come back to here to solo for some time

quadded at 42
# Oct 04 2002 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
I quadded this big boys at 42 with 227wis (gotta love KEI) and a lot of guts.. hehe. I had ~20m left. I get better exp quaddin dire wolves than these... oh well at least I can say I killed 4 giants at the same time hehe.

Mennalus 42nd Druid of Tunare
Approximate HP
# Aug 30 2002 at 10:58 AM Rating: Excellent
47 posts
I've done some experimentation, and found that FG Scouts have about 2100-2400 HP, give or take a hundred for the level range.

Rinalthelis Wolfbrother <Ancient Adventurers>
Wood Elven Druid of Tunare from the Realm of Karana

Edited, Fri Aug 30 11:58:47 2002
Can be soloed by level 40 BeastLord
# Aug 15 2002 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Last night I decided to go down and poke around Great Divide a little bit. I found that if your careful and can single pull one a beastlord can solo these things at level 40. I set up myself close to Eastern Wastes zone line just in case if something went wrong. Casted Spirit of Yekan,Yekan's Quickening and Spirit of Scorpion on pet. Medded to FM,waited for one that was alone. I casted Envenomed Breath on it and sent the pet in and sat down to med. When pet got to around 2 bulbs of health,casted Yekan's Recovery on him and re-medded. Fight took around 5 minutes and costed me about three to four bulbs of mana.
Fight was easy just make sure that you dont let your pet get below 2 bulbs of health.Only hard part is single pulling one since I noticed that most of these tend to travel in groups of two or where a single one is another is walking twords its direction.
Just my 2 cp's

40 BeastLord of Clan of Unity
Karana Server
# Aug 13 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
I am a 31 bard on Lanys server and I started charm kiting these today. Did it most of the day with no problem. I would say that on the red mobs charm lands roughly 75% of the time perhaps a little less but with selos up it's no big deal. I also have done both of the elites at the bridge. cha is only 102 so they are pretty easy.

Aluuvian Bard of the 31st season
Jaidin Ranger of the 33rd season
Wentin Magician of the 31st season
# Aug 11 2002 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
326 posts
For completeness, they also drop Frost Giant Meat, which makes a decent STR food from the Baking Tradeskill...
Drakkel Icegrinder...2HB, 27 45, Ice Rend effect
and as someone else posted... Kromrif Bones, magic, lore, no drop

Edited, Sun Aug 11 15:24:39 2002
Bo knows jewelry.
# Jul 25 2002 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Just had a no-drop "Kromrif Bones" drop from one of these last night, but can't find any information about it. Anyone have any idea?
RE: Bones?
# Jul 29 2002 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
This may be a new quest after the BIG patch... I looted these today also and have been hunting these things for months now and have never seen them drop???
Easy for 44 Necro
# Jul 08 2002 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
These are easy for a 44 Necro with any level pet. I keep Call of Bones up full time and keep pet augmented and spirit armored.

Pull with Dooming Darkness, Send in Pet, Fear, Tap as needed to keep health up. Sit until FM. I'm getting about 1/3 to 1/2 blue per kill.

Toes seem to be dropping rarely, though, so I may have to upgrade to the berserkers for those.
the "other" beard
# Jun 25 2002 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
i had a frost giant scout beard drop off of one of these yesterday, no stats, lore no-drop, <no it's not a woven frostgiant beard> tryed looking through the quest library but nothing is listed about it. and nothing is posted about it here. anyone know what it's for? i'm asuming some quest. thx
RE: The "other" Beard
# Dec 14 2002 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
This other beard is for a quest you get in IC from Grizlin Bloodfang. The beard is given to a gnome pirate near the outpost who gives you an indestructible rope for this quest. That's all I know.
RE: the "other" beard
# Aug 11 2002 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
I am merely posting confirmation that this "other" berd the frost giant scout beard drops, I also looted one earlier this week and it actually dropped from an elite in IC at the Dragon Bridge. (thought it odd.. a scout beard dropping from an elite. Then again, these are nothing like the elites in GD)

And a totally random item I found on the ground by the bank in Thurg (someone probably dropped it to save their sanity) I found "a primitive totem" Anyone know what that is for?
# Jun 07 2002 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
ok i was lvl. 36 Ranger at the time and i soloed one. will tryed to solo one but it was hiting me for like 60 to 100 HP. i got it down to 20% and i was at about 15% and i don't want to die so i zoned

i think i will try it at lvl 39 and see i will let you know
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 14 2002 at 8:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi me the lvl. 36 Ranger did it. now lvl. 39 but was not easy it take 12 to 15 min root and use my lvl 39 spell Careless lightning and when it was to 3/4 of HP i start to hit it with my 2HS sword was hiting it for about 100 every time. then i rooted and run to cast 2 heal's and run by hiting it 3 time for about 5 or 6 run and then sit to med then root was gone so want at it some more then bind wound and what at it some more then he did the i'm died look and 3 more hit's and that is it. so i goes a Ranger can solo (plz don't say anything let me be a happy Ranger that soloed a frost giant :)
best method for shammies
# May 18 2002 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
firstly yes they do resist root 1in 3 times i cast
secondly they will kill your pet quickly.Thirdly they do hit hard. Fourthly don't worry about u'r cold nukes hehe a 270 nuke hit for 13-36. That's the bad news. Good news u can cast 4-5 poison/disease dots& debuffs in the time pet dies they are a bit slow to respond. NB should be soloable at 38 but had bard group & were pretty
easy kills just be carefull to only take on 1 at time.
RE: best method for shammies
# Jun 05 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
Yes they will kill your pet quickly, yes they hit hard, and yes they can resist. But if soloed more effectively a Shaman will own these guys.
I'm a 40th level Shaman and this is how I solo the giants. I park my pet with /taunt off, then I find a Giant and pull with Malisement (so VoS, root, and/or slow have a better chance of sticking). I then run for it.....I run way out of my pet's assist range (puppy can be a pain when I'm trying to root/rot. I Root the Giant (I rarely get resists when Malisement sticks), then I stack Scourge and VoS on him to gain mucho aggro. If root breaks I re-root and Cannibalize while Giant is rotting. VoS will wear off then I re-apply VoS, by now the Giant is pissed and wants to tear me apart, after root breaks I run toward my pet and I command him to attack or if I've been hit already he'll do it on his own. I then run in a big circle and let my pet chew the Giant up from behind. I then turn and beat on the Giant with my spear or hammer when he's in "Flee-mode". They can take quite a bit of mana but killing them is fun, it will get easier once I hit 44. Plus I feel all cocky now that I can solo a Frost Giant at 40 (something I couldn't do with my SK until 50+).

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