Rodrick Tardok  


Minimum Level: 38
Maximum Level: 42
Expansion: Scars of Velious
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2 heads are better than 1
# Nov 20 2003 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
Why does this guy drop 2 heads?
RE: 2 heads are better than 1
# Nov 20 2003 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
Well, he is a traitor. Perhaps the Coldain Head comes from one of his fellow citizens...
he is a wus
# Sep 19 2003 at 4:57 PM Rating: Default
well he is a wus ! i kite him whit my fire chant all the time and im lvl 38 =p ! somethimes when there is a orc in sight i trow it on him , it doesnt live long but does nice dmg !

lvl 38 bard losbeune
# Aug 01 2003 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
Was running about killing things for the fun of it when i saw this guy on track so i ran over and I saw that he was a Coldain and thought oh better not kill him, i was playing a game on my PS2 and i ran over and sat by him (woops) he attacked me did about 100 dmg for I stood up and was pretty well pissed with the little ******* so i ran back a little (still had run song on) and kited him using Chant of disease/flame/poisen/frost i got resisted twice with 117 charisma at lvl 53, i took him down in about 2 minutes as i only am able to do 62 damage per DoT, he dropped dagger and head and gave the same faction as ry'gorr.

Elro "special" level 53 bard

The question on everyones mind as they watch a bard kite "Do you think he knows its a circle?"
# Jun 24 2003 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
Was on my pally playing around the orc fort when I ventured too near to this guy apparently. Well, thought he may be a quest mob for someone, so I tried to root him and run, we all know how that worked out. My pally is 47 and well geared. Rod conned dark blue so I said what the heck. I did have to burn LoH but he went down fairly easily. I had no use for the dagger so I /ooc'ed it. I did loot the head though. If this can be MQ'ed for anyone working the quest holler at me on Terris Thule on Athame or Legionnary.
RE: Hmmm
# Jul 12 2003 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
Just for kicks i decided to try my hand at him
couldn't snare or root him, resisted every time

resisted a few winged death spells
after 3 times one stuck took him to half health
resisted a few more winged death
got one to stick..

resistant bugger he is indeed
Me=Unofortunate Geo Hunter
# Apr 24 2003 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
190 posts
He is alive and well as I found this morning. He doesn't hit all that hard but is completely magic resistant and is RIGHT THERE when you zone out of Crystal Cavers via the Geonid tunnels.

Didn't have sow memorized because I'd been fighting indoors for the past 3 hours and that was first time anything at all was there when i zoned out low on health and mana...KEI just wore off and sow was gone long before that, of course.

All this excitement right after a patch...go figure.
RE: Me=Unofortunate Geo Hunter
# Jun 17 2003 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
50 bard was kiting him with Tunayen's Chant of frost/disease/Fire for 180 dmg every click, while my 47 monk beat him from behind. Bard could not slow after several attempts, so don't waste it. Looted the head for me 6th ring, and the dirk for the 9th. GL with your travels.
RE: Me=Unofortunate Geo Hunter
# May 01 2003 at 6:53 AM Rating: Good
105 posts
I encountered him in the same way. He is very resistant to magic but try fire. One pyrocuror did him in with one slightly resisted deflux. Root and Darkness were right out of there. If you have sow you can out run him. Once pyrocuror stuck I agro kited him rather than zoned. As usual, I assume, he dropped his head and the dagger.

Dembonz Arattlin
Lizard Queen of the Dead
Defiler of the Brood
Primordial Malice on Tunare
Deericious on Drinal
This spawn working yet?
# Mar 08 2003 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
Just wondered if anyone has found the Emissary or Rodrick recently, because I've heard it has been broken for a while.

Huntress Katalaeia Silverdawn
Quellious Server
RE: This spawn working yet?
# Mar 22 2003 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
Just today. I was camping him on and off for a few days, when someone told me to come back after a patch or server down, because that's the only time he's seen him up. My friend was camping him this afternoon when EW crashed. About an hour later the emmisary was there and chain spawned the Rodrick. 12 hours later, the emissary is still going in and out and respawning the traitor. So until someone kills the emissary, it could go on forever.
Mob Hit
# Jan 15 2003 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Just zoned out of CC to go hunt giants, got jumped by the 2 mobs in question, they dang near got me, was not ready for a fight. So, they are there now after this round of patches.
quest broken
# Jan 04 2003 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
This guy nor the emmisary are spawning right now ive been waiting for well over 2 weeks now sometimes camping him for 26 hours strait him and the emmisary and neither one have spawned. I have petitioned several times, put in 2 bug reports and nothing has been done and gm's wont reset the zone for me either. MY question is why does the game even have gm's if they never do anything anyway? you ask a question they say we cant give out that information you ask for help they say we cant help you. you ask for the zone to be reset to take care of spawn issues they say its against the rules to tamper with spawns. Hmmmm sounds like we pay way to much to play a game where Sony pays gm's to do NOTHING. Sony needs to relook at their system.
RE: quest broken
# Jan 19 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
you want gm assistance move to legends...
# Oct 17 2002 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
This guy is weak, hits kinda hard but when he procs dagger he barely hit me, light blue to me and im 55 warrior
# Jun 10 2002 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
There is a small bug with Rodrick's spawning. When the Emmissary is not killed for multiple spawn rotations in a row it pops another Rodrick on top of the existing one, I had this happen to me today, and if you aggro one, no matter what level you are you will bring them all.

So there you are fighting three nasty rodricks and one emmissary. The easiest thing to do if you are alone and have a movement rate buff or Run Speed 3 is to sick a pet, or fight himself yourself for a little until one of the Rod's procs the dagger, which is a stun. Then run the others and the emmissary to the nearby coldain camp. Or if you have mutliple people that need/want his items you can have one guys kite them all then pull off the train.

He hits rather fast, and conned green to light blue for a 60, so be prepared with damage shields and ac buffs. He is a rogue so don't going showing him any backside. In the end if he starts getting the better of you it might actually be easier to die and get a res so you don't have to wait for him to spawn again, or just train him to the coldain. Sorry about the length, I tend to ramble.

Graile Selamn
60 Bard
Terris Thule
RE: Multispawn
# Sep 20 2002 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
53 Mage here, I was prowling for snow griffins, unknowingly sitting in the small hut at the exit from Geonids in Crystal caverns, when this guy popped. He tried to hit me twice, missed, tried to backstab, which hit for like all of 100 damage or so, and the pet just wailed on him. Pet's bar didn't go below 95% the entire fight. One Lavabolt took him from half a life bar to running for his punk *** life. Nothing special, if you're playing the RIGHT class.
Died 20 times..
# Jun 06 2002 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
After server came up, waited around for about 2 hours, maybe 3 before Emmissary spawned. It appeared he spawned right at Rodrick, but can't say 100%. No one hunted the fort at all, and I was calling out to please be careful if anyone started pulling.

Once emmissary spawned and walked away, we pulled Rodrick and zapped em asap. The emmissary then came back and spawned another. We did this about 20 times before we bailed and left Rodrick standing.

So.... if you need this guy, best to get em right after server comes up when no one is around... Don't be in such a rush when you get there. If anyone else is there, just form a group, decide who is getting the first, second, third, etc, loot, and wait for em.

Oh, and btw, don't sit over in the corner, too many agro that is not needed. We stood by the tree N of the corner of the fort. Not one agro).

Happy Hunting!
# Jun 04 2002 at 9:07 PM Rating: Default
I saw a mob I hadn't seen before, an orc emmisionary on track, and decided to kill him as he was blue. when i came up to him i saw him talking to rodrick about being nervous and not to tell the chief. suddenly both were on me. i seloed and drummed my way out of there (lvl 37 bard) and soon i had lost the orc, however rodrick is fast and kept within range. charmed a few mobs on him and he died within a few minutes.
he certainly doesnt hit very hard for a red!

RE: wimpy
# Aug 25 2003 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
um...... hello.... bards dont get track till 40... how could you use track????
Must be lucky
# Mar 07 2002 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
I was out clearing the way for the 2nd ring walk and saw him on track. I just read about needing him in a quest down the road so I started to kite him. Just so ya know he resisted my slow, my 2 dots, charm, and the only thing that stuck was chant of flame, about 50% of the time. In about 5 min I had him down to about 2/3 health and then I saw a FG Savage, so I charmed the savage who made short work of old Roderick. Not a bad piercer as well..will have to see what effect is. Anyway I feel lucky that I didnt have to camp the emissary for days like Ive seen others do.

Kippen Valamor
Mistrel of 51 Songs
Tholuxe Paells
Nailed me...
# Feb 14 2002 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
So I'm zoning out of the Crystal Caverns after a night of hardcore orc-stomping. As I poke my head through the snow drift, I see a pale dwarf standing right there. A Brynn is always polite, and so I say "Hail, Rodrick Tardok." The next thing I know, he's jabbing that dirk of his up my nose. Well, being a bard of unquestionable courage, I did what any self-respecting misntrel would do in a case like that: I grabbed my tambourine and clicked for Selo's as fast as I could. But, of course, I had been in a dungeon all night, and didn't have Selo's memmed. Unfortunately, I had my back to him by the time I realized this, and by then, well, it was all over. That's my Rodrick story.
RE: Nailed me...
# Mar 07 2002 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
YOU DIDN'T HAVE SELOS MEMMED!!!!!! No offence, but what bard takes off his selos, and doesn't die of nervousness? Call me a noob, but selos is always at the top of my list, it never comes off, unless i die (which is getting more frequent these days but that is another story) and then it is the first somg i mem. Not saying you should do the same, but if you know for what reason why I should take it off, please let me know. Perhaps I am in error.

Bard of the 40th Resisted Song
RE: Nailed me...
# Jun 27 2002 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
As he said he was in CC (indoor zone)
Having selo memmed in an indoor zone clogs up one spell slot that could be used for something more, erm, useful.
RE: Nailed me...
# Mar 25 2002 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default

Preference thing, I suppose... Selo's doesn't work in dungeons, so I drop it so I can memorize another spell... the thing is, ya gotta remember to mem it back up before you leave...

Alas. Be well, friends.

Brynnyk Brynn
45th Bard of Mithaniel Marr
Chief Bard of A Higher Calling
Is he a traitor?
# Dec 30 2001 at 6:13 AM Rating: Decent
I was outside the orc fort fighting a few mystics, all of a sudden he shows up and wiped out my low 30's group.

Is he allied with the orcs, or did someone in the group hit him with a AO nuke or something?
RE: Is he a traitor?
# Dec 31 2001 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
He is allied with the orcs. The only faction that drops when you kill him is Ry'Gorr Orc faction.
don't forget
# Nov 23 2001 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
he is a rogue and will backstab you hard if you let him. he is also very fast and non-snarable, but has low HPs and fire based spells hit for full damage. as i recall, 2 wildfires (1024 dd) killed he has under 2k hp.
RE: don't forget
# Dec 31 2001 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
He's snarable. I did it last night. He seems to have fairly high MR, though, so it may take more than one attempt.
Rodrick notes
# Sep 28 2001 at 4:21 PM Rating: Excellent
Emmisary is needed to get this guy to spawn. I have not seen the exact spawn point of emmisary, but it does not seem to be at the RyGorr gate or inside. It may be near the front wall of fort near the CC exit. I usually see him running to the CC exit. It takes a few minutes before Rodrick spawns. You may want to do an /ooc askking people to leave Emissary alone. After Rodrick spawns the Emissary will run back to the fort wall. You can solo pull Rodrick then. Warning - he is high MR and hits fast in the 90s. After I killed him, the emissary ran back to the CC exit after a few minutes and then another Rodrick spawned. Hope this helps.
# Sep 08 2001 at 4:37 PM Rating: Default
first of all the head and dirk of rodrick is for the coldain ring quest.

Second of all Emissary is needed to be alive to spawn rodrick. Cant count how many times a ignorant tracker was like /ooc wtf i just killed emissary and it was pretty much 100% magic resitant and didnt drop anything..

well no kidding your not suppose to kil it. this is why many people have trouble getting rodrick to spawn to many noobs see it on track and immediately go after it thinking they can get something from it.
The Trick
# Aug 26 2001 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
When the Orc Emmisary wanders from the fort to the tower where the CC exit is, Rodrick will spawn. Easy right? Not if ANYONE is camping the Orc fort.

The best time to get this guy is in the VERY early morning, when there aren't many people online.
# Jul 29 2001 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
How do you get him to spawn and where does he spawn? I have heard its around Ry`Gorr fort is that true?
Dirk not so good
# Jul 26 2001 at 5:23 AM Rating: Default
I was zoneing out of Crystal Caverns this gut was at the zone out point and attacked me as soon as we zoned into eastern waste. Not sure if he is spawned by a quest and i was just unlucky to pop right when he did. OK we killed him i got his head and the dagger. The dagger looks like good stats but it really isn't any good the effect Rodrick's Gift is Whirl till you Hurl and goes off like crazy making it useless as a weapon and unfortunatly it is not rangeable. I would like to know if his head and dirk are a part of a quest.
Want dagger
# Jul 24 2001 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
Where can you find this guy and does he only pop as part of a quest?

49 bard of E'ci
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 15 2001 at 1:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i saw a druid druid get a orc and had a druid get its hp down low and the rooted it near this place where that pic shows and the ranger a druid camped out and came back and that guy spawned up and she had the hit it with here weapon i quess it had 100% mr like the other dwarves but fire is really low and it droped that dagger and a quest item
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