tainted aquagoblin  


Level: 35
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-12-13 18:04:24

Known Habitats:
  Lake Rathetear
Factions Increased:
  Gem Choppers +1
  Storm Guard +1
  Emerald Warriors +1
Factions Decreased:
  Riptide Goblins -1

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Rumor and innuendo
# May 19 2014 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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I too spent a few hours at this camp with very little luck getting tainted to spawn and then when it did spawn and I killed it, no corrupted. Now I was insta-nuking all the goblins in and around the tower, including the tainted. Reasoning that in the "olden days" most players had to pull the tainted to the wall and then beat it down over some time, I decided to do exactly that with my next tainted pop. I pulled him to a corner and then instead of insta-nuking I used my melee "skills", such as they are, and even at level 100 a druid's melee damage isn't enough to put down a tainted goblin in one swing. He dropped to 15% and then started running. You have to be careful here since I lost sight of him when he ran and by the time I put up track he had snuck to the top of the tunnel and was almost lost in the wall. At this point since I couldn't melee anymore, I nuked him and sure enough a corrupted spawn upon his death. I actually had to target the corrupted using /tar because he was mostly in the wall. THIS one I wasted with one nuke and then was able to loot my epic piece using /tar and /loot.

So while it's probably just "rumor and innuendo" I suggest pulling the tainted outside of the tower, slay it slowly and then be sure it doesn't run away from you!
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Why does this still suck so badly?
# Apr 02 2014 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I never had an opportunity to achieve an epic while I played actively so I have been working on my 1.0 now solo just to say I did it. I have been camping the corrupted shaman for over 5 hours now and I have had the tainted pop once to no avail. So as an update, yes this is still broken and yes it still sucks :)

Edited, Apr 2nd 2014 2:38pm by Nerdygeeky
Purely random
# Jul 31 2008 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
3,212 posts
Tonight I logged in cleric to camp lord b. Second spawn round i saw a tainted. Killed it and logged druid hoping to beat rot. I didnt, but when I got druid to tower 2 tainted were up. Corrupt didnt spawn until the second one was dead.
Easy kill for 60 druid.
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Tinkering is a trade skill which will not prevent the mobs from hitting you.
Long Wait
# Feb 02 2008 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
Score: Decent
Camped tower for around five hours last night. Cleared all deepwater goblins that spawned in and around the tower. Also killed others for fun a couple of times. (Tainted only spawns from deepwaters though). After about 4 hours I had only seen two tainted that were gray to my 56 druid which did not spawn the corrupted. Approaching the fifth hour, a green tainted spawned which did spawn the corrupted.

During this time, Lord bergule (spelling??) for cleric epic spawned twice within one hour. Also, I don't think the presence of Deep makes a difference. She popped after about an hour of me being there and so i left her alone for about 2 hours. After that, a friend of mine and I took her out with the help of a guildie cleric that had recently arrived looking for Lord B. Just wanted to see if it made a difference and it didn't seem to. Still took another hour+ to get tainted.

Overall, there doesn't seem to be any trick other than just wiping out all deepwater goblins and waiting. I have read posts about the wrong tainted spawn shooting arrows but i don't know about that because i just nuked the hell out of them. I have heard of people getting it in an hour and others waiting longer than I did. After being there for two hours i told myself there is not point and leaving now so I just stuck it out. Another person that was there waiting on Lord B when I got there said he had killed 4 tainted/corrupted in hours. Completely random. Funny thing is after he left, Lord B spawned twice...lol. Both tainted and corrupted were easy kills. Now for those damn brownies...
# Sep 25 2007 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
it dropped: rune of banding
small raw-hide gloves

as well as the bow and arrow
# Sep 25 2007 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
dropped: Opoline helm and Words of Duress
# Apr 07 2007 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
his factions are:
Riptide goblins

opposing factions:
storm guard
emerald warriors
gem choppers

so far I have seen him drop:

hunting bow
arrow (x1)
# Apr 07 2007 at 1:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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6,998 posts
Bethgin wrote:
his factions are:
Riptide goblins

opposing factions:
storm guard
emerald warriors
gem choppers

so far I have seen him drop:

hunting bow
arrow (x1)

Updated, thanks.
Which mob?
# Feb 19 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Default
Ok, no ones ever cleared this up for me. Am i looking to kill tainted aguagoblin? Or aguagoblin shamen? Also which mobs do you kill to spawn him?
One Hour
# Feb 10 2006 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I was here for about one hour and I was trying to get my Lord Bergurgle to spawn... i was with a 70 warrior... I am a 52 cleric.. so the warrior was afk.. and a Tainted poped.. so i waited for the warrior to get back from afk.. after he did I told him to come kill these mobs, i can't take them ( no buffs ) .. so he did... and after that a Corupted Shaman spawned... he droped Clean Lakewater... and i belive thats for druid epic.. so just one hour of camping a cleric epic mob ( still no spawn ) and one spawn of Tainted and there a Corupted spawns at the tower.. i kill Tainted inside the tower and Corupted still spawned.. so i hope this helps to all you folks out there looking for some info !! ..
Did him
# Mar 20 2003 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
Just did him today, took 2 hours, first tainted spawned the corrupted. Deep wasnt inside the tower, so I cant say anything about where he spawned in relation, but he did spawn inside the tower

61 Druid
RE: Did him
# Sep 09 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
During 15 hour camp for cleric epic drop for Lord Bergurgle the tainted/corrupted popped in all 3 place holder locations. 6 out of 10 times the corrupted popped after the tainted was killed. Over the 15 hour (straight)camp the corrupted was killed by various group combos. 1) 52 druid 52 cleric 2)46 cleric 48 wizzy 52 druid 3) 51 druid 52 druid 4)other higher powered group combos. Lord Bergurgle never popped....i wanna kill this guy.

Seattan 52 druid
white to 38
# Jan 04 2003 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
99 posts
I killed 2 of these. First /con blue to me, the second /con white. We pulled out of their room. Corrupted (yellow to 38th) spawned right away after both of them and dropped Clean Lakewater.

By the way, The corpses have regular 7 minute timer.
Took him down
# Oct 29 2002 at 9:26 AM Rating: Excellent
I soloed this part of the epic recently and what I have learned over the past three years is that you need to get the 'intel' on the mob before you go for him. (I know, I break this rule occasionally myself.)
A few things I did look up ahead of time is that you do need to bring enough of the fish scales with you to last for yourself or friends EB for what could be a long-ish camp unless you have the drop spell Everlasting Breath (no component)or possibly the Braided Ivy Cords from LFay (focus component conservation 3.) You cant forage the fish scales like you can do in Kedge and stopping to go up top to fish with your foraged fish grubs is a pain. If others are there to help you, potions of EB or EB triggered items help out. By the way, if you have not hunted/quested in Kedge yet this will get you some practice with underwater fighting. I didnt pull anything outside up top because I am used to underwater fighting. (My mrs. gets scared of drowning her cleric and is all panicky when underwater especially underwater caverns, but is getting better hehe.)
***Keep wolf form on and then everything/everybody stays indif/apprehensive and you can explore as needed***
The Tainted/Corrupted Aqua Gob Shaman only spawns at the top of the underwater tower in the cavern in Lake Rathe. To get there swim out to p2830 n900 in the lake and go down to the underwater cave opening. Swim down the tunnel till you see 2 Aqua gob spawns on the left and right of the tunnel. These are the EZ guys and are not casters but they have bows and enless arrows so just for fun and practice, take them out one at a time to get some practice and know-how. Dont bother pulling them outside up top island just do your business and finish them off. (Its always best to take on EZ mobs similar to the one you want so you know how they fight.)
Next move down the tunnel further till it opens up into the big cavern. If you have not already explored the cavern and the tower do it now. You will see the tower in the middle of the cavern. It has 4 spawns at the 4 corners of it's base that are either aqua gob, aqua gob shaman, or deepwater goblin. There are 2 spawns inside the tower at the base of the tower that are aqua gob or aqua gob shamans. There are 3 spawns up at the top of the tower that are either deepwater gob or tainted gob or Lord Begurgle(cleric epic). There is also Deep. She is a Dark Elf and just sits there stationary either at the top of the tower or a little ways from the tower. (lvl 60, indif) All the aqua goblins have less than 612 hp because a starfire always kills em in one shot. The deepwater gobs are green/light blue to 55. Tainted is blue to 55. Corrupted blue to 55. The tower has a trap door hole to go from top to bottom but donít bother with it. Just swim outside and around as needed. Remember that youíre literally in a 3d environment underwater hehe.
When I was goin for my epic part, clean lakewater, there was already a group campin the deepwaters for exp and a 57 monk (go figure) camping Begurgle, so I just killed the aqua gobs and the occasional deepwater to pass the time really.
One thing to note is that none of the mobs in this area, including tunnel, wander. So a good idea is to find a place to camp away from mobs and park it there. You will not have to worry about roaming adds while you go afk for a drink (Watch your air or refresh EB first!) All mobs spawn at their spawn points at the base and inside the tower and stay there, moving only if pulled or aggroed. Best bet is to just stay wolf form and sit up in tower top till you are rdy to pull as they spawn.
I timed the spawn for the middle-top spawn at 30 min. The middle one is the PH for Begurgle. The spawn timer for the rest of the mobs was 6 min. The ones you want are the two on either side of the middle, so we lucked out and the clerics have to wait 30 min per pop hehe.
Most of the deepwaters are shaman casters so plan to keep up magic, cold and pois resist spells. If you root and dot them you can move out of their cast range and let em cook pretty ez but they take more than 1 wing death to get em down because they self heal some till they are oom. I resisted almost all of their spells and the ones that I didnít were easily overcome with a chloroplast ahead of time. I didnít even bother with regrowth. The rest of the deepwaters are warrior type with bows. Just move around the corner in the tunnel or else behind the tower after you root and dot them to avoid arrows. If you are having problems with multiple pulls just harmony first and watch your spawn timer. (Everybody has one of those hehe. Just a watch or clock or egg timer something.)
Enuf with the PH tactics. After you get the tainted to spawn just pull him away from the tower per your normal pulling preference (snare/dot/hammer swipe to the head). Get the tainted rooted soon because you prob wont be able to out-swim these guyz and you donít want to go toe-to-toe pin cushion tactic because of the insta-spawn corrupted. Use the above PH tactic to get the tainted down but remember to keep enuf mana for the corrupted. Use sleeves to finish off from a ways to help conserve mana.
The corrupted may not spawn. I say may not spawn because this is pretty much the only problematic corrupted of them all where itís a flip of a coin if you get the corrupted or not. All the others are dependable insta-corrupted but not this one. You might have to kill a couple tainteds to get a corrupted like I did.
The corrupted is a little more tuff than the tainted. Blue to 57. He has more HP, took 2 wing deaths and 3 sleeves and 2 roots and a starfire. He cast the same spells I think but most didnít stick and chloroplast was plenty to overcome those that did. I kept up my magic and cold resist but didnít pois resist and it cost me some.
At the end of both mobs I was bout 20m and 60 health.

spawning corrupted
# Sep 17 2002 at 1:15 PM Rating: Default
the tainted aquagoblin will not spawn the corrupted unless it is pulled out of the tower where it spanws
RE: spawning corrupted
# Sep 09 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
Inaccurate...in a 15 hour camp for the cleric epic the tainted popped 10 times (twice within 20 minutes at 1 point). The tainted was never pulled to the surface and the corrupted spwaned 6 of 10 times.
RE: spawning corrupted
# Oct 11 2002 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
Ive pulled 6 tainted aqua goblins out of the tower and they do not spawn the corrupted...I think its entirely random and from my experience rare
# Aug 11 2002 at 2:19 PM Rating: Default
# Sep 30 2002 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
# Sep 13 2002 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
I'll need a few more words before I can help you out ;o)
# Oct 29 2002 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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