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Thought Vortex
# Oct 14 2021 at 12:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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This mob also casts Thought Vortex: https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/spell.html?spell=2817

Pretty important information because this is a massive mana drain.
Also drops...
# Oct 31 2017 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Spell: Nature's Recovery
triggering
# Sep 17 2013 at 10:20 PM Rating: Good
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Not sure if this is how it's done, but here is what happened for me.

I was working my way back to Shei Vinitras and was exploring inside the room to the north of Shei's room (farthest room north on the map) when I saw this emote:

[Tue Sep 17 21:11:01 2013] You hear squealing voices of Centi echo through the dark hallways. Something must have them frightened. You find yourself wondering what could possibly scare the servants of the Akheva. Do you really want to know?

Immediately thereafter, The Insanity Crawler was on track.

I speculate there was a hidden trigger in the room. Will it always be in that room? No idea.

Good luck...

Edited, Sep 18th 2013 12:21am by bestbuy

Edited, Sep 18th 2013 12:21am by bestbuy
Bugged
# Dec 18 2012 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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This appears to be bugged now. I triggered it, it cast an AE and then disappeared before it even showed up on my target. This happened about 5 minutes ago.
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Godslayer Talif Yourgirllovesme, Chosen of the Gods
105 Wizard, Drinal, Undivided Faith
Soloed
# May 14 2007 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
Ridiculously easy to solo for a 75 sk, 14.5k hp, 3.2k ac unbuffed.
Triggered?
# Oct 12 2004 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
Is he a triggered mob? If so how do you trigger him?
Insanity Crawler
# Feb 06 2004 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
Killable at zone line. Killed it for the Luclinite orb with one grp. One druid pulled it to zone, chanter mezzed adds, one paladin tanked it, other druid healed, necro dotted and used pet and the last Paladin did something, not sure what. Easy to kill, dropped KEI and Erjav's Lost Competition, Belt and Shield.

Can confirm that if you sit out of the AE range the mana drain does not land. If someone dies the worms do indeed spawn. The first druid was the unhappy victim, but we killed off the mini worms with little fuss. Go go Pally rez.
insanity crawler
# Jan 17 2004 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
Killed him tonight with a small group of 5 and myself outside the group. I just happend to be there and offered to help. We killed him in less than 5 mins. But he died along the zone out from Ahkeva to ME and we could not loot him. Before you could loot you would zone out to ME when you got near the corpse. Been 90 minutes since we petitioned and still no answer. Lesson: Don't kill him on the zone line.
FrenzyNova
# Jan 16 2004 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Can cast or proc FrenzyNova a 1k fire based AE. Doable with 2, easier if you have a means to slow him.
Mini worms
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
If anyone in raid dies, he will spawn mass mini-worms. I suggest you healers keep your eyes on the MT = )
Loot
# Dec 31 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
Killed him yesterday 12/28/03 with 7 people all 65. Dropped KEI spell and mindworm hide mantle 15 str 15 agi 5 vs all.
Also drops Orb of Luclinite
# Nov 23 2003 at 4:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Killed him today with 9 guildies: 65 brd, 65 shm, 60 clr, 58 mag, 65 war, 65 wiz, 65 dru, 63 sk, 62 rng. He dropped the shield, belt and Orb of Luclinite. If there is a manual way to trigger him, I don't know how, since all we did was kill the mindworms to spawn him. However, I doubt there is a way to trigger him, since he seems to be a random and somewhat rare spawn. I've killed mindworms for hours before and no Insanity Crawler ever popped. He killed one person on the first try, and 3 or 4 mini-mind worms spawned so we evaced and redid him. He summons just like all the mindworms do. His health regeneration is very slow and his health was still less than 100pct when returned to camp. He spawns to the left of the centi hallway, the one just before where all the mindworms are. I would recommend killing him in this hallway away from the mindworms, so that you only have to deal with the insanity crawler summoning you. It also makes it easier in the Centi hallway because the Centis are easier to handle than any mindworm spawns. Before pulling him again, we cleared the hallway of all centis and had our SK tank any adds that came or repopped. Casters stayed at the far end of the hallway away from its manadrain and casted at max range. Healers would only run within healing range when necessary and then get back out of range of the Insanity Crawler's spell. He was easily killed with the force we had and slow landed on him without too much trouble. No one died when we killed him, so no miniworms spawned. I don't think it gates, but we had our casters nuke him when he was low on health just to be safe. Hope this info helps.

Shakespeer
Legends of the Phoenix
Zebuxoruk server

Edited, Thu Jan 22 10:13:55 2004
trigger
# Nov 10 2003 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
OK but can anyone tell me how to trigger this thing?
easy kill
# Oct 29 2003 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
I killed this guy with 4 people 1 lvl 65 cleric 62 shaman 65 paladin and a 65 druid...just keep the casters behinde the corner pop in to cast spells...its cake once slowed 75%..


Ydnarr MacCampos(62 shaman)
Terris Thule
easy kill
# Oct 29 2003 at 6:22 AM Rating: Default
I killed this guy with 4 people 1 lvl 65 cleric 62 shaman 65 paladin and a 65 druid...just keep the casters behinde the corner pop in to cast spells...its cake once slowed 75%..
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# Jan 12 2003 at 1:17 PM Rating: Default
Curious why everyone is convinced this guy is huge... I was checking Va'dyn spawn once and triggered the trap for this guy, FDd right away, F9d a few times and took a look around. Hes about the same size as the worms in Maidens Eye. The only thing I can figure is that there is another, bigger, insanity crawler, or people are getting this confused with other big worms in other zones (like Acrylia or The Deep). The first explination seems more likely because I cant imagine so many people getting zones mixed up.
Triggered Trap?
# Jan 27 2003 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
nt

Edited, Sun Feb 16 23:22:48 2003
The ae
# Jan 08 2003 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
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Just a note on the ae mana drain, at first it seemed like it was a big mana drain but after doing some searching i've found its only 200 mana each time, but it does proc very often and seems to be unresistable.

Worm Infestation
2: Decrease Mana by 200 (L1)
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Skill: Alteration
Allowable Targets: All
Beneficial: Detrimental
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Range to Target: 200.00 feet
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Resistance Check: None
Resistance Level: -300 (Very Hard)
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Spell cast on you: A worm creeps into your mind.
Spell cast on someone: An orc centurion screams in agony as a worm feeds on their mind.

Best strategy is stay away from him, get an extended range item, and if you need to get within his ae range to heal, nuke, etc. make sure you move back after that.

Edited, Thu Jan 9 14:02:13 2003
RE: The ae
# Feb 13 2004 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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If the manadrain is indeed an AE, it can't be Worm Infestation. Target type is single, so it's like the drain Mind Worms use.

The Insanity Crawler trap at Shei apparently uses Thought Vortex, so perhaps it's the same here.

Thought Vortex
1: Decrease Mana by 350

Spell Type: Detrimental
Skill: Innate
Mana: 0
Target Type: PB AE
Casting Time: Instant
Duration: Instant
Recast Time: 8
Resist: Unresistable (0)
Fizzle Time: 0.00
Range to target: 0
AE Radius: 100
Interruptable: Yes
Any Time of Day: Any
Reflectable: Yes

Edited, Fri Feb 13 09:40:15 2004
RE: The ae
# Jul 24 2003 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
Best strategy is actually to be behind a pillar and time it when you step out to nuke. WHile you are out of sight his proc will not land.
EZ
# Oct 20 2002 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
killed it yesterday with a 60monk and 60shaman
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 08 2002 at 11:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You're an idiot
where does it spawn?
# Oct 17 2002 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
Any advice on where this spawns?

I have seen the message about it casting in the throne room, but have not seen this mob when scouting for it.
Mini worms!
# Sep 28 2002 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
I've heard whenever it kills someone it spawns abunch of mini worms :P
RE: Mini worms!
# Oct 15 2002 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
yup... it does
triggered?
# Aug 19 2002 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if he can really be triggered? If so how often and what do you need to do?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 19 2002 at 8:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 03 2002 at 7:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sigh
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 03 2002 at 7:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Immortal Storm of Vallon Zek is about to engage this mob with 2 groups.. we used some of the information we got here.... lets hope for the best
Info
# Apr 27 2002 at 8:22 AM Rating: Default
The mana drain isn't a big deal. The time we fought it we just ran the clerics down the hall a ways. The range of heals is bigger than the range of the AE mana drain if I remember right. Anyway, the mini-worms are the backbreaker. I think we were among the first people on the server to attack this mob so when we got it to like 10% and the MA died, the worms popped and caught us off-guard.

Oh well, live and learn. He's not terribly hard, I'm sure it could be killed with 2 smart groups.
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