Argath #2: Shoring Up Defenses  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Veil of Alaris
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Nov 15 16:49:33 2011
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
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This task is the second in a series of six; a solo task that begins with Troopwielder Baris in Argath at about -235, -235, 12.

Pre-requisites for requesting the task:
- Completion of "This is Argath"
- (no minimum skill level in Alaran Language)

You say, 'Hail, Troopwielder Baris'

Troopwielder Baris says '_____, you live! I had hoped Altara might send you. Erillion has intensified its barrage on the Neck, and the defensive barriers we placed there are weakening. Someone needs to shore up the walls. The last mechanic I sent to do the job took an arrow in alir eye. Will you [finish] the task?'

You say, 'I'll finish the task'

Troopwielder Baris says 'I hope you will have better luck. Take these bricks and mortar. Do what you can. If you survive, speak with Troopwielder Balath. Al has been looking for an outsider.'

You have been assigned the task 'Shoring Up Defenses'.

Erillion's magic wielders and catapults pound the Neck of Argath, wearing down the defensive barriers that protect the citizens and refugees. Troopwielder Baris has asked you to repair any broken barriers. Once you have done this, Troopwielder Balath has need for you.

Use the Brick and Mortar Baris gave you to repair any walls in the Neck that have been damaged, but be mindful of Erillion's projectiles.

You receive a "Brick and Mortar".

Repair 5 broken defensive barriers on the Neck 0/5 (Argath)

Midway down the neck, you'll find several destructible objects called "a wall". You'll have to attack these until they're below 80%, and then right-click your Brick and Mortar to repair them.

While you're doing this, dervishes called "a malevolent exhalation" will float by and nuke you for 7,500 dmg at a time. These mobs are attackable and killable.

Speak with Troopwielder Balath 0/1 (Argath)

You say, 'Hail, Troopwielder Balath'

Troopwielder Balath says '_____, I need all the outsiders I can get! The Erillions have intensified their barrage, and they are pummeling the Neck. Take a bow and strike down the siege troopers below us! But take heed: Their aim is improving. You must strike swiftly!'

You receive Balath's Bow.

Shoot 6 siege runners with Balath's Bow 0/6 (Argath)

At the bottom of the ramp that leads into the "belly" (lowest level; forge area), you'll see several spawns of non-combative siege runners. You need to equip Balath's Bow and right-click it, then try to target the siege runners as they move towards the ramp.

Speak with Troopwielder Balath 0/1 (Argath)

You say, 'Hail, Troopwielder Balath'

Troopwielder Balath says 'That should quiet the enemy for a while. I have heard reports that Troopwielder Latakan needs assistance, though.'

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Line them up!
# Jun 24 2013 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
3,212 posts
I have been doing this on my toons lately for the great aa exp. Normal exp for the quest is 2 percent, but Jonwin at 88 is getting 10 to 12 aa per go round.

On the siege runners I have found it works to mount up and stay on the ramp down. As the runners appear you can pick them of in singles backing up as they get closer. If you are patient and lucky you can kill 2 to 4 with one shot if they are lined up in file as they come up the ramp.

I often log on in the am to get quest. Finish after work, then can immediately request both 1 and 2 again.
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Tinkering is a trade skill which will not prevent the mobs from hitting you.
Line them up!
# Aug 05 2013 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
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I also found out last week you dont have to have them in the target window. Just activate the bow and wait for them to get in range, I lead about 3 squares in front of them then fire.
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Why repeat this quest?
# Apr 06 2013 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Ok so why are people doing this quest more than once? It doesn't show exp as being a reward. What's the appeal if that's not the case?
# Mar 30 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
just go down one more level to next set of walls they are 20% run up and repair with mortar and ignore the mavelants healer can heal you
Minimum level.
# Sep 17 2012 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
I've been doing this quest since I turned 85. Easy to do This is Argath and this one at the same time solo/molo. Takes maybe 10-15 minutes to knock out both at the same time.
# Dec 20 2011 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
[#09f]meaning that if you don't hit them they won't kill you? 2 of my team members got killed when two ran past us-- i only hit one
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
what they drop
# Dec 20 2011 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
had fun looting the dervishes while waiting my turn on the wall-- i got 13 dirvish essence, 3 heart of argath, 1 uncut amethyst, 3 blue diamonds, 2 diamonds, 1 raw amber nihilite, 2 aderirse bur, 4 urticaceae, and last but not least, an elegant defiant shortsword.
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
they are targetable
# Dec 20 2011 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
amazing the misinfo given. They can be targeted and killed--my merc did a bang-up job killing htem -- and getting xp for me. the hardest part is getting the wall down to 79% -- seems to have a ton of hp. -- and i was able to hit the same piece of wall and repair it over and over.
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
Ramp loc/basic strat
# Nov 23 2011 at 4:01 AM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
Ramp down is at the northwest corner of zone. Head down, but be careful... the mobs walking up might already be ..walking up. If they touch you/get very close/melee range, you instantly die. The mobs at the top of the ramp kill them automatically if they make it all the way to the top.... So if you didnt manage to kill them all in one go, just let them path up to the top..then go back down again and more will come.

Aim 3 squares ahead and fire. It will kill them. About 3 seconds after you kill them, your toon will make an animation like they are firing a bow. It's hilarious.
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Troopmaster Balath
# Nov 18 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Troopmaster Balath is located at 2, -511, -271. Down overlooking the pit area.

Best way to kill Siege Runners
# Nov 17 2011 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
Hi All,

OK following a few deaths I have established a sure fire way to get this done.

1) Equip the bow in primary
2) To use it you right click the bow
3) A target ring will appear, the bow is slow to fire so you have to aim ahead of the mob

I found if you go to the bottom of the ramp and position yourself on the first corner of the wall, this is quite close but out of agro range, remember it is a BOW = RANGE attack, do not get too close or they agro as soon as you 'fire' and your dead before your shot is completed.
Then if you look at the ramp going up you will see square patterns on the floor in sets of 2, fire your bow so the target circle comes up, aim at the 3rd set of squares going up the ramp, aim at the central one, you will quickly see were they path and when the mob is at the start of the ramp, heading up fire, FIRE.

They are killed and poof, and your mission updates.

Good luck

Edited, Nov 18th 2011 3:10am by LordZycon
Using the bow
# Nov 17 2011 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Any tips on how to use this bow? I right click it and i get a green target on the cursor but cant kill the mob, get killed instead.
Location of Siege runners
# Nov 16 2011 at 11:52 PM Rating: Default
There is one ramp going down

The walk up the ramp

The do not appear to be trackable (

suggest tracking a hungry theif to get close

the look and act a little like mummeys
The Wall
# Nov 16 2011 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
this was easy, you do not have to go to a bunch of walls. I just picked one, get it to 79% health and then rightclick your mortar clicky. When your coming down the spiral walkway there are paths off to the side as your coming down. Go down the path and the wall is there in front of one of the doorways in my case. There is a mob that roams past but even though it aggros, it doesn't hit or stay on you it continues to roam so a merk works find for this part of the quest.
Seige Runners
# Nov 16 2011 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
So far (3 times) every time I try to kill a seige runner in this mission, I go LD :(
Seige Runners
# Nov 19 2011 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
same problem here
Missing steps
# Nov 15 2011 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
101 posts
Repair 5 Broken Defensive barriers on the Neck 0/5 (Argath)
Speak with Trooper Balath 0/1 (Argath)
Shoot 6 Seige Runners with Balath's Bow 0/6 (Argath)
Speak with Troopwielder Balath 0/1 (Argath)
Information Update
# Nov 15 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Repair 5 broken defensive barriers 0/5 (Argath)
located in the cubby's off the widing path from upper to lower levels
Speak with Troopwielder Balath (Argath)
Shoot 6 Siege Runners with Balath's Bow 0/6 (Argath)
located south of Troopwielder Latakan - the bow acts as a Targetted Area Spell, rt click the bow then move the cursor over your
target. Make sure the AE is away from any friendlies.
Hail Troopwielder Balath (Argath)

# Nov 15 2011 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Repair 5 broken defensive barriers on the neck
Speak with troopwielder balath
shoot 6 siege runners with balath's bow
speak with troopwielder balath
# Nov 15 2011 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
its the sand bag looking walls you can target and Destroy then to 80% where you can Click heal them .. Step 2 is "Speak with Troopwielder Balath"
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