a rare creature

Level: 40
Expansion: Shadows of Luclin
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2021-06-05 18:32:08

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  Echo Caverns

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# Mar 19 2007 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
520 posts
Hoping to see a fabled version, now that they've added Luclin to the fabled table, and I REALLY hope it's the talons and not the carapace that drops if they do!
Jiriki Saonserei, 115/48k AA Wood Elf Ranger
Anadriel Starfire, 114/24k AA High Elf Mage
# Mar 21 2007 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
539 posts
I've cleared the cave a number of times, but have yet to see any fabled Fireclaw, Trillcor, or Taskmaster spawn. Hopefully I'm wrong, but it doesn't look that way.
"Citing your sources isn't spoon feeding, it's basic 101 if you're making an argument."-Jophiel
Tap Tanked
# Nov 30 2005 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
43 necro here. I had about 2200 mana when I encountered Fireclaw, he ate my pet fairly quickly but and then i 'tap tanked him (drain spirit) with ease. I had 943 max HP and 532 AC.

Maybe not the most mana efficient method but it got the job done.

*edit* My second encounter, although sucessful, was a little more exciting as Fireclaw got me around 1/5 life a couple of time.

Edited, Wed Nov 30 08:09:34 2005
# Apr 16 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
ur kidding right this is a big bug nothing special cant root but very easy had to heal warrior twice for 1200 total there was three there 39-42 it didnt even scare us but man if i wasnt a cleric i would have jumped on the drop just to get my unarmed skill up
# Sep 04 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
115 posts
Took this guy out in less that a minute as a 41 necro. How you ask? Just make the big snake your pet :P then wipe every other mob in zone while your at it as i did.

Necro's Rule!
Some Info
# Aug 21 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
Got about 3600 hp, hardest part is that he is seemingly imune to rooting. Spawns near The Deep, outside the room with Taskmaster.
Just a little funny
# Mar 21 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
ok, i was soloing in echo to get my bst up (like everyone else) and he popped. i already had the talons on both my bst and monk, and didnt really wanna waste time and mana fighting it, so i asked my mage friend for help. he was on his way and i decided to figth a stonegrabber that popped. sure enough, fireclaw added once the stone grabber was dead (the stonegrabber ran away right towards fireclaw) so i decided instead of wasting mana, i should just run to the guards. so i ran up to the gnomes, so they'd take him out....but they didnt, it took them out (yes both of them) it came to me, i figured id finish it off, but the gnome casters got it b4 i could. hehe gnome guards are wusses
RE: Just a little funny
# May 24 2004 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
Also a bit funny ... I am a 46 BL and Fireclaw spawned while I was soloing to get some safety experience. I managed him with many many pet heals, some melee, and about 50% hp at the end. He immediately spawned again one spot over. *sigh* As I didn't feel like going through this again, I offered him to a passing 46 SK with pet. Much to my surprise Fireclaw owned this poor SK and I had to burn all my mana on heals for him. Always thought SKs had a bit more to them for some reason. *grin*
Hard enough for a 40 SK/Bst
# Sep 01 2003 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
70 posts
My brother and I were hunting Underbulks for XP when this bug decided to pop. It's the first time we've ever encountered it so we gave it a try. Tough is all I can say. The bugger resisted my snare several times but I did land my major DoTs. After a few rounds of going toe-to-toe and being mauled like a Ranger (even with Drowsy and my above-average armor for some reason), I decided to try kiting him around the room while my pet, brother's Beastlord and his pet nipped at its butt. Well that worked. :) Second time we tried the Pet-Cleric method and that did the job as well. Both of our DoT's (Envenomed Bolt, Heart Flutter, Heat Blood and our other lower level ones for sh** and giggles) landed pretty much for full effect. Beastlord's pet was Hasted and buffed with Dex. After taking Firelcaw down to about 40%, we came in and finished the job.

Only buffs we had were our own (Inner Fire and Spirit of Ox). :)

Edited, Mon Sep 1 17:35:55 2003
RE: Saved a 60 Druid
# Jul 25 2003 at 8:51 PM Rating: Default
pfft musta been Ebay bought. my lvl 55 Druid could prolly Waste it without the stupid bear pet! Nuke it to hell dot it too hey you got a Squshed Beetle!
RE: Saved a 60 Druid
# Nov 06 2003 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
I'm 53rd lvl now, just solo'd it, had about 35% health afterwards. A note about this guy - he's immune to any type of speed reducing spells like root and snare - completely immune. So, ya might have a wee bit of difficulty trying to dot it to death as it's beating furiously on you. Just a word to the wise.
Wasted in Beastlord fashion!
# Jul 25 2003 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
I was lvling my BL in TM sicing pet and healing and slowing and hasteing all the kinda **** so i cleared the room out side it a few times i got Fireclaw about 10 times from lvl 48-52 he;s a peice of cake, Slow him sic pet and keep the tiger alive go malee him if you have the Hp. (doubles for 90-120.) youl get proced with the 75Dd a few times BL slow isnt the best in the world as you know!
Got the claws finally
# Jun 30 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
Had my 43 BST in EC looking for this item for 3 days. Finally got it last night just after dinging 45. Don't really need it but I am going for a complete collection of proc'ing H2H weapons. I solo'd him at 45 without much trouble. ONly had to heal pet once and myself once. Fireclaw is really a pushover once he's been slowed.
Easy if slowed
# May 07 2003 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
I've soloed him several times with my 40th level shaman (that's no brag, I didn't think he was that hard until I read some of the posts here)

He hits for about 102, procs a 75 point fire dd that can be easily resisted and is quite a wuss when he's been slowed (even more of a wuss than most slowed mobs, I thought). Don't expect to root or snare him.

Don't fear him, just be prepared for him when he shows up. That's probably good advice for any encounter :)
RE: Easy if slowed
# Jun 29 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
He and his henchman almost killed me and pet, Im 48 Shaman and even after i slowed him i got hit a lot.. possibly because i also happenned to aggro the other 3 underbulks there too and decided it would be best to try to finish them off b4 i went after him. It worked though, and i saved my pets life.. which was a good thing because he saved mine too by acting as a root :)
we both lived
Stuns Do Slow Attacks
# Mar 31 2003 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
Today a small group of us (40 cleric, 38 bard and 38 Paladin) killed both Trilcor and Fireclaw a couple time and found a couple things out. First of all, he cons white to the the L40 cleric which should mean he is about a 41 or 42 level mob, right?

Second, although he is "unstunnable" we noticed that both his and Trilcor's attacks slow/stop momentarily when they are stunned. Without stuns, the cleric was blowing through about 2/3rds to 3/4s of his mana in heals on the paladin. When he switched to stuns and chained them with mine, the mana usage dropped off considerably.

Be advised tho...chain casting stuns too quickly is a good way to REALLY **** him off at you so expect to take some hits and have a tank which can regain agro quickly. :)
RE: Stuns Do Slow Attacks
# Apr 24 2003 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
Actually, if a mob cons white to you, that means he is the same level as you are. So if your Cleric is level 40, that means the mob is level 40 as well. Just to let you know, since you seem to be kinda in the dark about it.

Kyro Prophetz
Tough, but doable (as a mage)
# Jan 16 2003 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
I knocked off Fireclaw tonight in my travels (45th lvl mage). Had an earth pet up (with summoned swords, plate, and the other usual summoned items)... fire shielded the pet, sent him off to attack Fireclaw, Malisement (twice, resisted it the first time), a couple of Elemental Maelstroms, and healed my pet a couple of times... then finished Fireclaw off with a SoS (wasn't really necessary, but eh, what the heck). Had a ton of HP's, and my pet's root seemed to stick on it... but I wouldn't want to tackle this thing with any of the other 44th lvl pets as it would probably wear them down too fast (unless you want to try to chain cast your pet, it may work if you're skilled enough).
# Jan 05 2003 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
I found that when i soloed him my Pet's root stuck nearly every time which is wierd considering the 60 druid next to me tried several time with no success

Conine elementalfury lvl 48 mage
Seventh hammer
RE: fireclaw
# Apr 26 2003 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
I think the reason that other class's roots stick more easily than the druid line is because of the dmg component on the druid roots. On a wizard root there is no dmg component, just one effect, so when you cast it on the mob there is just one check to resistance. When a druid casts its root there are 2 parts: the root effect and the dmg. When the druid's root is casted there are 2 checks to resistance as opposed to the wizard's one check making it more likely to resist. I hope this is kind of clear.

-On a side note, the druid epic used to be a
DoT + Snare which would seem pretty convinient right? Wrong, when it was casted (clicked) the mob would do a resistance check twice! -one to the dot, and one to the snare. This made the epic effect very very resistable. Verant (now SoE) took away the snare effect causing only one check to resistances and making it stick alot more. That was good news for all druids : )

Sorry this one got lengthy -hope it clears the issue up for some folks.
soloed him at 44
# Nov 26 2002 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
As an enchanter, I soloed Fireclaw several times, but once or twice I almost died. I pacify mobs surrounding him, tash and slow him and with a charmed mob send it at him. Hes unrootable, unmezzable, uncharmable(sigh imagine this as a pet!!) however the only way I have somehow survived encounters with him, when I have got taunt, is via color flux, even though he is unstunnable, it does stun him for a brief moment weirdly. Several tactics for enchanters attempting this, is have rune up(v important), and the way I did it when I had too much taunt was chainning with the color line while my charmed pet beat it up. (and haven defender is a nice pet one time I tried though I almost kicked the bucket when charm wore of in middle of fight with fireclaw). Don't think it is comfortably soloable for a few more lvls yet, he is a challenge, and you need to be tactifully aware when you fight him.
RE: soloed him at 42
# Dec 17 2002 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
574 posts
I managed to solo this guy at 42 with my Beast, was full on health and had a kei. also had a 51 Druid watching over me while she was waiting for the taskmaster to pop. took him out almost nps whatsoever, since you just let your pet tank and heal him every 30secs or so then go in and melee to let mana regen.i did have a DS on from the druid which helped.

after i took him i asked the druid if i solo'd him and she said yes although she did heal my pet a couple of times, although i noticed both times she did it my heal hit straight after, so i might have got away without her. but as we all know its a lot nicer to have someone as your safety net.

also managed to hit her with one of my slows on a later attempt which i was super happy with since they never stick. and she is completely immune to all stuns since the message popped up when i cracked her one with my Yakheshan warclub and it said. "your target is immune to this part of your spell" just incase anyone thought she just had a high MR

Edited, Tue Dec 17 04:11:34 2002
The Real Iksar

No solo for 48 monk
# Oct 31 2002 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
I'd love to know how the 42 monk above solo'd Fireclaw four times. Maybe he feared him (i stayed toe-to-toe).

I barely made it through the fight with mend + Protection of Nature + Shield of Thorns + Chloroplast + Storm Strength + Celerity / Chant of Battle (bard songs) + about 7 x Greater Heals from the druid, wielding Jade Mace and Stave of Shielding with all skills maxxed. We did succeed, but there is no no way i could solo Fireclaw toe-to-toe. by the time he was at 80% HP, i was at 40%. Post-mend, he was at 60% and i was at 40% again. Solo, it would be FLOP TIME!!!

now this is is post-monk-nerf, maybe that's the difference. or maybe he ID-kited him (something i rarely do in dungeons, but worth a try perhaps)
RE: No solo for 48 monk
# Feb 16 2003 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
He said with his Beast so I assume he has a beastlord too
Under con
# Oct 10 2002 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
This guy is a way under con.

He killed a couple people down the hall from me, and wandered by me while I was killing gnome guards.

I wasn't at full health or mana, but I did have HT. We went toe to toe for a while, he was a little wounded from fighting the others, so I thought this will be easy.

Well, he got me down to 40% health failry quick-like. So I started tapping him. He hits fast, so he was interuping a lot of them. So I HT him and hoped like hell he'd start running soon, because I was at one bub of health. Well, he didn't run right away, but instead took me to half a bub. A couple more hits and he started to run. Thank Cazic.

I also tried to snare him, and fear him. I thought the snare took, but it may not have. I read that someone said he is immune to move effecting spells. The fear was resisted.

Be careful hunting this guy. He did dropthe talons though. :)
fought 3 times
# Sep 25 2002 at 2:01 PM Rating: Default
Well this sucker has been lvl 39 the three times we fought, one time we ran and lived. The second time we killed it. The third time we died.
The group was lvl 38th sk, lvl 36 war, lvl 36th cle, lvl 30th wiz.
He resisted anything the wizard cast including cold. Resisted snare, fear, heatblood. Got hurt by melee, HT, lifedraw. He does proc 75 dmg frequently. Hits fast and hard most 88 dmg, with the occasional double hits 135, 35 (on my case.) He is Immune to movement spells (I got this message when I tried snare.) Do bring a cleric with you a full mana, 2 tanks and don't get adds or you will loose. At this lvl.
me wanty
# Jul 21 2002 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sun Jul 21 04:14:06 2002
My Encounter
# Jul 17 2002 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
303 posts
I faced Fireclaw solo as a 49th paladin. I can usually solo Trillcor, the named Fungal in the same vicinity, but my fight with Fireclaw was much harder. I had to Lay Hands and still couldn't finish the fight. He resisted my root spell everytime, making it impossible to root and heal; thus he appears to have high magic resistance. He has a 75dd battle-proc, even during times when he doesn't drop the talons. Here's a quick list of facts from my first encounter:
  • Max hit was 102
  • Root was resisted on every attempt, hence he's probably magic resistant
  • Didn't cast, but procced for 75dd several times

  • Edited, Sat Jul 20 01:14:27 2002
    RE: My Encounter
    # Sep 06 2002 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
    Not sure if it's due to the resist changes with the recent patch, but as of now, Fireclaw is COMPLETELY unrootable, unsnarable. When I tried both I got this: "Your Target is immune to changes in its run speed." Another thing, this is the first mob to interrupt my DD all 3 times I attempted to cast it before zoning, so I would advise you to take a tank-type with you and let him keep aggro. 2cp

    Booges Oftunare
    49th Season
    Fireclaw Talons
    # Jul 10 2002 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
    I killed this with my 52nd Wizzy way back when Luclin first came out. Got the back and the claws in about 4 kills.

    I have heard some people complain that this is not worth using as a monks h2h has a better ratio than this weapon.

    At 37th level my hand to hand is
    11/34 with a ratio of 3.235
    This weapon is
    8/26 with a ratio of 3.25

    At 40th level this shifts a tad
    12/33 with a ratio of 3.636
    However with the 75DD I think this more than makes up for the lost ratio.

    By 45th level however your ratio is 4.062, time to stop using this IMHO

    Fabkin 52nd Wizard
    Sillie 39th Shaman
    Damonn 38th Monk
    7th Hammer
    RE: Fireclaw Talons
    # Jul 15 2002 at 6:33 AM Rating: Decent
    Got 2 talons. i just dinged 49 :) yeah fist is better but its nice for my 38 beast and have seen 52 beastlord love them as well.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 29 2002 at 9:23 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OH YEAH FORGOT DING 43..IT'S STILL BLUE BLUE TO ME SO WHATS WITH THIS ZONES UNDERCON??
    # Jun 29 2002 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
    I as a 42 monk soloed him near echo caverns . Kileed him 4 times back peice each time:( to bad it's 3 stone. not an easy kill but fun. Never heard of the claw on 7th hammer yet.Anyone have it let me know thnks.
    Easy mob
    # Jun 11 2002 at 5:32 AM Rating: Default
    I killed him once, very easy fight, only dropped the cloak.

    Just use 2 DDs MoR (on him so everytime he hits you he gets 15 dmg)
    he is imune to stun and root got resisted all the time.

    lvl 54 cleric
    This guy is no that hard
    # Jun 04 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
    My guild took him down. We onyl had one group and there was a 42 SHD and a 39 DRU. We also had lvl 28 PAL, 30ROg, 32CLER and 32BST. Only the druid could land spells on him and the shd could hit him no probs but the reast of us didn't do much. Fireclaw was still quite an easy kill and I dont think either cvaster got below 50m and the SHD was never below 2 bulbs of HP (didnt use LOH either). He dropped the back slot item and a few drink things. I dont think he is much harder than any of the other things that spawn in that room.
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