Dark Elf Corruptor  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007

  • This mob spawns at -1434.39, -1011.73.

Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2008-08-16 14:41:18.

Level: 45
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-05-15 20:41:53

Known Habitats:
  East Karana
Factions Increased:
  Primordial Malice +400
  Emerald Warriors +30
  Steel Warriors +10
Factions Decreased:
  Indigo Brotherhood -200

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Faction Hits
# May 07 2016 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
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Indigo Brotherhood = -200
Emerald Warriors = +30
Steel Warriors = +10
Primordial Malice = +400
Corrupter and Reavers
# Jun 26 2014 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Here is what I did. I hope this helps others.

First thing I did was hunt down his spawn location on hillside where the spiders are (loc -1434.39, -1011.73). I marked it on my map and "bound" myself there. Then I ran down to the water side where Althele is at. Now BEFORE engaging the dialogue, I pulled out my warrior merc and buffed us both. Once finished I engaged the dialogue will all the druids. When I heard the Corrupter, I gated to his point, blasted him with my highest DD till he was dead. Then I went after the Reavers and their pets. I hit the first with DD and while merc was pounding on it, i went after second. of course i aggroed them and they lost the battle. Was then successful in final turn in with the druids. *Note: you have to be fast! there is no time for mistakes or slowness. If the Reavers get to the druids: Game Over and you have to start back from the beginning of the quest. The Character who is in need of doing the epic MUST be the first one to hit the Corrupter.
Nomads of Antonica:
Alastriona Alderdyad - Druid of Tunare Server
Godieva - Mage of Tunare Server
Suilchait - Bstlrd of Tunare Server
Ciardha - Rogue of Tunare Server
Ceridwen - Shaman of Tunare Server
Corrupter and Reavers
# May 07 2016 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I realize this is an old post, but for the sake of accurate information...an otherwise great post, the last statement is incorrect. I just did this with two characters that I box. The druid never touched the dark elf corruptor, other than to loot his corpse. I killed all three with my bard while the druid hung out with Althele and the others. Looted tome with druid and turned in to Althele with no issues.

Edited, May 9th 2016 7:50am by markkuss
# Mar 05 2013 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Learning the hard way I found that you have to aggro the whole group and keep them away from the Druids,
I had failed twice before and this method made it quick and simple.
Jaggedhalo of Bristlebane
Prior to 2004 it was Toppen of Luclin
# May 02 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
I was soloing the corrupter at 46, bowing him down while keeping all 3 on snare... When i got the corruper down to 50%, he despawned. Now I have to totally REDO the damn epic, seeing as i have no items to turn in... WTF!!!
# Apr 20 2010 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
If you go straight for the corruptor like I did, the Reavers will reach the NPC's that you just did the turn ins with and kill them, despawning the corruptor, and making you repeat this epic from the start. NOT FUN! So, be a good ranger and get your bow and arrow ready. Once you hear the shout from the corruptor in zone, immediately run north to the barn buildings, and the dark elves will be running down that hill shortly, if not already. Hit them with an arrow or spell to aggro, and once they are on you, look for the corruptor. He should be running down the hill also a little behind the Reavers. Hit him with an arrow or spell, and fight all 3. Otherwise one will run to the NPC's and kill them, despawning your much needed kill.

ALSO: Watch out for Drevlon Knacknabber. He is a gnome/halfling that walks around the area you'll be in, and for some reason he is aggressive to me, but guards leave him alone. He is way underconned, and will either kill you or your much needed mercenary (He takes me out at 60, well armored). Make sure he is well out of the way before you turn in the last necklace, because the end of his walk path is right in the path you'll be taking north! I watched his path, and he goes from west to east and vice versa, stopping at four different points.

I hope this keeps you from going through the same frustations! And btw, please, PLEASE.... people stop posting your successful kill, outlining every hit, spell, resist, etc. No one cares, and they distract from the information people post that players actually need!

Edited, Apr 22nd 2010 12:11am by panthermartin
Easy these days.
# Jan 14 2010 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
Just killed DEC. Easy peasy at level 78. I bound myself at the top of the hill by his spawn point, then loaded gate. Went to the druids and did all turn ins. After last turn in to Teloa, I gated. Waited approx 1 min for DEC to pop. He quickly tried to snare and fear me, to no avail. MR these days is a bit higher than back in the day. :) I only had to nuke him once with the level 74 Equinox Burn which crit'd for 6,200. Looted the tome. Ran to the reavers, killed them and their pets as they were on their way to kill my friends. Ran to Athele did the turn in. Cake.

Edited, Jan 14th 2010 8:17am by cammmeel
# Jan 23 2009 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, what do you do when this Mob despawns while in the middle of fighting him?
# Apr 18 2016 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
1,048 posts
Congratulations! You get to start the quest again from the beginning.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Where and How
# Aug 16 2008 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
Spawns at -1434.39, -1011.73 - As soon as you hand in the amulet to Teloa by the waterfall run to these coordinates and kill fast 30Seconds or less... helpfull to have some DPS with you
solo as a 65 ranger
# Jul 26 2008 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
successfully get the book.

what i did was:
1. mark the spawn point on map, like someone mentioned before.
2. do the hand-in, and after i turned in the things to the last girl by water fall, i run straight to spawn spot.
3. they pop in like 2 or 3 mins, kill corruptor, then chase the reaver, kill them all. no problem at all.

hope this helps

65 ranger
solo as a 65 ranger
# Jul 16 2021 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
They spawn immediately. Followed this method, just use you're tracking right after the turn in.

I killed the Reavers first, and noticed i missed the Corrupter, he was in full sprint, but i caught up with him with an arrow in his back. Mission Accomplished.
# Nov 15 2007 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
I just slayed the corruptor last night with ease. As soon as they spawned i rant to corruptor, targeted, and snared. then immediately tageted a reaver, snared, and then tageted the 2nd reaver, snared. drew agrro for all three, and all three followed me (never once were the druids in danger). I then killed the 2 pets with mellee. after which I pulled out my bow targeted 1st reaver, DoTed it ad fired arrows till it was dead. repeated on 2nd reaver, and then on the corruptor. never had to use my healing spells or healing potions. I am a 58 Ranger. my first attempt was a few months ago, I was 56 and i zoned rather quickly. started over. 2nd time was a success. Soloed both attempts. Now im working on the rest of the Epic. hope this helps anyone..
not working.. not surprised
# Oct 03 2007 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
Tried this fight for a friend of mine and no luck for the 3rd time in a row. No matter how fast you set upon the 3 spawns once you get set to kill the Dark Elf Corruptor he despawns just as you are about to land the killing blow. No matter if you root the adds or kill them the Dark Elf Corruptor despawns. Athele and all the other NPCs remain yet the DEC disappears. GMs only spout the same platitudes (ie: petition and wait in queue) and do nothing to assist. Obviously, as the earlier posts suggest and other players of my longevity that have attempted this 1.0 quest can attest, this is broken and will remain broken as the demand is not there to fix the thing. Might as well give in and do the 1.5 prequest.
not working.. not surprised
# Oct 11 2007 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
Take heart Dread Lord..It is not bugged just very difficult and annoying.

I just killed the DEC minutes ago omn Tunare and looted the Tome.
I also failed twice before with him poofing under 10% or final blow.

First time i soloed with my Druid. Easy fight but poof.

Second time I 2 boxed with my 54 SK and 57 Druid..no problem but poof.

The second time I /petitioned or /bugged and have been very reluctant to try again..especially after seeing your post a few days ago...but..I tried again.

Third time i brought my army..75 21k hp War..67 Mag and my Dru..now lvl 60.
Warrior stayed with Athele to kill reavers. Mage was at DE spawn point to coth druid after hand in. Druid handed in then cothed to spawn point of DE. 10 or more secs later DE popped. Druid engaged then Mage killed with one nuke. Druid looted..still no sign of Reavers. Druid ran to Athele for hand in..seconds later..after Athele and friends popped Reavers came running. So.....

Druid must engage Corrupted. Kill must be very quick..DO NOT waste time on reavers. let them kill Athele, as long as you kill corrupted in about 10 secs or less..supposedly 30 secs. You too can continue this quest.
Corruptor Despawn
# Nov 29 2006 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
Ok heres the deal with these DE's. I have done this quest 4 times now. Three first times i have failed that due to not reading posts or being to excited or what not. The point is when the Corruptor and Reavers spawn they are freakin fast so you need to make sure you root corruptor and reavers but you need to land the first hit with the character doing the epic within 30 seconds or he WILL DESPAWN. Trust lol i have done this four times now and tried out every single scenario. The epic questing character MUST ATTACK THE CORRUPTOR WITHIN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS OF HIM SPAWNING. Had my Frayed Braided Amulet or w/e go away 3 times and it made me upset. So just dont make the same mistake. I box a lot and i soloed the corruptor and reavers with my ranger, had my Cleric there in case i needed her but ended up not casting a single spell. Mobs are gimps con LB to level 51 max hit was 96.

*Park group or whomever on the hill that overlooks river you will see them spawn so just be patient also there have been problems with people trying to track down the druids when they do the turn ins i understand i have had the same problem just run around a bit and you will find them i promise keep checking track wait a lil bit and do BIG circles and you will find Nuein Teloa and Sheloa or w/e*

My 2cp Beishes!!!!!!!!!

Tosheezo 69 Feral Lord <The Death Squad>
Aarrah 70 Prelate <The Death Squad>
Swifteye 51 Pathfinder <CORE>
Despawn Question
# Oct 16 2006 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
So im unclear, do i have to start the quest again from the begining if he despawns? If not, then where do i have to pick it back up from?
# Mar 24 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
soloed this guy today with a 53 druid.
I found his approx spawn location, bound there, did all the turn in's, before the last turn in i activated my infusion of the faithful vet reward, made it alot easier to resist his spells, lol. I followed teloa back to the meeting place, heard zone wide message and gated to spawn location. I did not kill the other two reavers just the dark elf corruptor. Althele and the other's were still alive when i finished him off, so I don't know if he will despawn if they die.
About a month ago i helped a lvl 51 druid do this with my 55 bst. Was very easy, again we just killed the corruptor and let the druid's die, althele respawns in about an hour. I didn't pay attention that time to whether or not the druids were still alive when we finished off the corruptor.
Ranger Epic
# Mar 09 2006 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
OK here's the skinny. Did this twice in 2 days after failing about 6 months ago.

First method was to spawn with Ranger then run and get aggro with ranger, result he poofed halfway through combat.

Second time (today) spawned with Ranger had Druid (66th) at Dark elf Corrupter Spawn point, as soon as he appeared just nuked the hell out of him, ranger made in time to kill his pet. Looted book

Conclusion, it's timed from when he spawns not from when you engage him.
Xanthea formerly known as Xanthia but forced to name change on Server merge Grrr.
United Kingdoms
Originally CT (Brell Serilis)
Druid Epic 1.0
# Feb 18 2006 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I started this epic as a 65 druid. I have read all the post and I agree that this is a lousy epic. I guess I did not read it very well as I made all of the turn-ins and got killed real quick. I learned you need help with the Corruptor and that I have to start the epic over. If you are going to solo make sure you read all the post as there are some good suggestions here. I am going to try this one more time, but it is like the pally epic - hard and not much fun so far. I have better equipment than what the epic can give me.

Good hunting,

Elfwolfe 65 druid
# Dec 11 2005 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone tried buffing Athele and her crew?

I cast Sow and skin on her and it seemed to take so I'm gonna take me a cleric to cast V when I do the turn in, might slow the reavers down a bit.
# Dec 11 2005 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
I don't know if anyone has tried this or not but how about buffing Athele, sionae, nuien and teola.

I took a trip to try buffing Athele and cast skin sow and levi on her. She glowed so it looks like the spells took.

When I do the turn in I'm gonna take a cleric to cast V and I'm gonna put regen and spikes on them.

Should slow the reavers down and give me time to kill the DEC.
Despawn info
# Nov 17 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
I just wanted to add some info regarding the corruptor despawning if not attacked within a certain time.

To be more specific, the corruptor must be attacked by the druid or ranger doing the quest. I found this out the hard way. I had a 70 cleric and 66 pally helping with this. Cleric was handling the reavers and I (52 druid) was dropping dots on reavers as well. Pally was destroying corruptor and had him down to 40% when out of nowhere he despawned. This was a good minute or two into the fight. Next try we had the same group, but I made sure to attack the corruptor with a few shots and he stayed up this time.

Hope this saves some folks from having to repeat some stuff needlessly.
Beware of Warrior 1.5 Epic Mob
# Aug 13 2005 at 2:51 AM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
SOE has planted a warrior 1.5 epic mob next to Althele (the turn in lady to spawn the corruptor). Drevlon Knacknabber is his name, hits for up to 658 and summons. He has a very large aggro range, he came running almost out of nowhere after my druid. Watch out for him on track when you are doing the turn ins, he will seriously spoil your day.
RE: Beware of Warrior 1.5 Epic Mob
# Nov 17 2005 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
I will reiterate this info. Drevlon Knackgnabber is a high level melee mob that was dealing 800+ shots to a 66 pally we had with us. Took a while to bring down.
killed it and..
# Jun 05 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
killed the DEC.. went a tried to loot it.. it would not let me.. so we killed the other reavers... tried again... would not let me loot the book!! went over to see if Athele was still alive.. and yes... she was.. the only thing is.. the wizzy was able to loot the book... why couldn't I?
# Jan 26 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
Have ahigh lvl waiting by his loc, and maybe one @ the druid ritual, when he spawns pwn him FAST! and you should be good, learning this....the hard way :(
Druid Epic
# Nov 22 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
what i do if The DE Corruptor despaw i need to restart the Quest ?

i am Druid 61 in Tallon Zek

RE: Druid Epic
# Nov 27 2004 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
Yep... Join the fine ranks of pissed off people who have had this moron despawn.. Totally BS but such is EQ life
# Nov 03 2004 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
Dark Elf Corruptor is a necro and has a pet. I didn't expect that so was unprepared. He despawned on me, so I didn't die but life got down to 30.
51+ Ranger soloable
# Sep 10 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Excellent
Ok, here's how you solo these baddies as a 51+ ranger. You need to be lvl 51 so you have your 10 min "Ensnare" spell. Decent gear is also needed if you're not much higher than 51 (you'll want to get around 200 magic resist buffed, otherwise they might land a slow on you which hurts; I have alternate resist gear for situations like these).

1. Recon mission: get to EK and find Corruptor spawn point at -1400, -975. Place a label on your map because you'll want to get here ASAP after turn in. The two reavers spawn a bit to the East, within sight.

Also make sure Tarbul Earthstrider is up, if he's not then track and kill "a rogue lion" and maybe hill giants until he spawns.

2. Head to PoK and buff up. Get Virtue first, then HoS if you find a shammy, and then find a 60+ chanter and ask for: KEI, magic resist, haste (only HoS is optional, all others required unless you're high lvl).

3. Hurry back to EK, make sure nobody is interfering, and make sure Tarbul is still up and nobody's about to kill him. Do your turn-in and after the fourth one rush toward the Corruptor/Reaver spawn and wait just a lil south of it, within casting range.

4. When the 3 spawn there will be a zone-wide message. First snare all 3 FAST (reavers first), then try to root them if you can. They all summon a skelly pet and send pets on you. Once skellies start bashing on you it'll be hard to cast anything, so make sure the DEs are all snared before that. Don't try to cast anything on the pets, just melee them as fast as possible while staying out of corruptor/reaver range. Get off the hill if you want, it'll be easier.

You'll probably be harm touched a few times, at lvl 51+ and with virtue you should be able to take that. Heal up while kiting as mana allows.

5. Once pets are down, the Corruptor is next. Keep the two reavers rooted and bow/dot kite the Corruptor (he drops the item you need). You should have a good bow and lotsa good magical arrows. Loot up, then turn to the two reavers.

6. You could probably kite the reavers as well, but it'll take forever. It's more fun to let Tarbul do some work for you as he does take offense to Innoruuk broodlings invading his land. So re-snare the reavers and CAREFULLY pull them past Tarbul. You really want to make sure Tarbul doesn't see and aggro you first, cause you can't get him back on reavers (unless you zone in/out, etc). Because of all that snaring, the reavers will still come after you even with Tarbul on their butt, so just root the one being hit, and he'll fight Tarbul back. Keep the other one away till first one's dead, if both reavers hit Tarbul together they'll kill him. One on one, Tarbul will be around 40% when the reaver is dead, then he'll regen fast. So pull other reaver to Tarbul and once he's dead too you can kill Tarbul as thank you =P

Good luck!

P.S. Not sure if this is gonna work for a druid, your main problem will be killing off the 3 skelly pets in the beginning. You got 3 dark elves to keep snared/rooted and 3 skellies bashing up on you and interrupting casts... your call.

Edited, Tue Sep 14 06:22:33 2004
RE: 51+ Ranger soloable
# Sep 10 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
If you get slowed/snared/feared/etc you need to either get better magic resist gear or gain a few more levels. Definitely buy max resist with tribute points and activate it before battle.

You really don't want Tarbul to engage you or the Corruptor, so be careful in the beginning.

And finally, don't think you can kill the Corruptor for the loot while letting the reavers go kill Athlete. I tried this and the Corruptor will despawn when Athlete is dead, and you most likely won't be able to kill him fast enough. But if you (or friend) snare/root the reavers first then you can kill Corruptor, loot up, leave the zone and come back the next day to turn it to a new Athlete.

Edited, Sun Sep 19 08:19:57 2004
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