Achievement: Who's the Boss  

Status: Unsolved

Quest Started By:Description:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:90
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Achievement
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Related Quests:
Era:House of Thule
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Jul 22 03:21:28 2013
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
This is a Conquest achievement for House of Thule.

This special challenge can be completed during the mission The Stuff of Dreams
Defeat all named enemies except Matilda before defeating their minions.
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VERIFIED HOW TO GET!
# Jul 10 2021 at 12:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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A few important notes.
RIPOSTE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND HERE!!!!
You must be in zone to get credit. Being in the group but not in the zone will NOT get you credit.
NO DS! DS=almost guaranteed fail.

Quote:
1. Kill Curator Majda.
2. Kill "a furious sweeper" x3
3. Kill Tome of the Fallen.
4. Kill "a fallen warrior" x3
5. Kill Ardull the Watcher.
6. Kill "an armored watcher" x3
7. Kill Compedium of Nightmares. <----COMPENDIUM of Nightmares
8. Kill "a nightmare" x3
9. Kill Archivist Herrdar.
10. Kill "a musty tome" x15


This is correct. You get the achievement BEFORE engaging the Head Librarian. It IS possible to drop the task at this point and redo it, to get others their achievement, but the rules apply - be in zone & no DS if you're fighting.

MOST IMPORTANT FOR ME. For this event, /XTAR AUTO (turn xtargets auto update OFF). Highlight the quest so you can watch the steps carefully. If you fail a step, drop the task and start over.

My successful strat is now to use a 115 monk with a healer merc ONLY. Everyone else sits at zone in and does NOTHING.
Monk runs to Kill Curator Majda and engages. Stay facing the wall (the direction you engaged from) until it's dead. The brooms will be to your right and there's no real chance of one dieing accidentally. Then kill the brooms.
Monk runs to Tome of the Fallen. This time you want to be facing east or west (basically any direction that doesn't also face the skeletons. Very easy.
Run to Ardull the Watcher - again, easy. You'll run PAST (through) one of the trash "an armored watcher", who will then be behind you. The other two will be to your right. Super easy to avoid accidental deaths of wrong mobs.
Then on to the Compendium of Nightmares. Run slightly past him and turn around. You'll be facing west when fighting. The three trash mobs will be fighting you from your east, so again, safe.
Finally, Archivist Herrdar is a bit tricky. Even being careful, I failed multiple times killing adds when I didn't mean to.

Watch your quest closely. At this point, you should get the commendation. If you did not get the commendation after all 10 steps are complete, or if a named died before all of his associated trash died, drop the task and start over.

Edited, Jul 13th 2021 3:41am by Deenor
Getting the ach FINALLY!
# Apr 03 2020 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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It took me a minute to understand this quest but for future reference those who see this achievement:

When you play as a solo class have something that will not reposite in your main hand. Use direct damage spells to your mob, and keep your merc on passive if it's a melee, balanced if it's a healer. After that, it's named > minions, named > minions, etc, till you get to Archivist Herrdar, then kill him all the books and volia ACH!

Woot! Woot!
Interesting...
# May 14 2021 at 3:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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I did this with a group using a mage for all the dmg. There were no damage shields and pet was on focus. Triggered the mobs and sent the pet after the named, Did NO damage to anything except the named until the named was dead for all the mobs. I still did not get this achievement when Archivist Herrdar died, followed by his books. I pondered the achievement text and attacked Head Librarian Matilda until his minions spawned. I killed a couple and then killed Matilda. His second round of spawns were partially still up.

I didn't get the achievement. WTH EQ.

EDIT:
The more I'm thinking about the description of the achievement, it's got me wondering.

A) can anyone confirm this achievement is received BEFORE you engage Head Librarian Matilda?
B) does Head Librarian Matilda have a limit to the number of waves?

If A is true, then seriously, WTH? If A is not true, and B has a limit, then maybe you need to kill all of Matildas waves.

It's also possible Matilda simply can't have adds up when it dies. He's easy enough to instantly kill before any adds appear, and I've never done that on the same instance I managed to kill the other named before their adds.

Edited, May 15th 2021 4:26pm by Deenor
Who's the Boss: Broken?
# Apr 24 2018 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I've "completed" this achievement 3 times using the process below, but the game will not acknowledge it as completed on the /ach window under HoT --> Conquest. Reported as a /bug.
1. Kill "a furious sweeper" x3 without aggroing Curator Majda.
2. Kill Curator Majda.
3. Kill "a fallen warrior" x3 without aggroing Tome of the Fallen.
4. Kill Tome of the Fallen.
5. Kill "an armored watcher" x3 without aggroing Ardull the Watcher.
6. Kill Ardull the Watcher.
7. Kill "a nightmare" x3 without aggroing Compedium of Nightmares.
8. Kill Compedium of Nightmares.
9. Kill "a musty tome" x15 without aggoring Archivist Herrdar.
10. Kill Archivist Herrdar.

If I'm doing something incorrectly and someone has successfully obtained this achiev using a different method I would appreciate hearing from you.

--Vinny
Who's the Boss: Broken?
# Feb 10 2020 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
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I think you are doing it backwards. Defeat all named enemies except Matilda before defeating their minions.

Having said that, I have killed in the following order and still not gotten the achievement:

1. Kill Curator Majda.
2. Kill "a furious sweeper" x3
3. Kill Tome of the Fallen.
4. Kill "a fallen warrior" x3
5. Kill Ardull the Watcher.
6. Kill "an armored watcher" x3
7. Kill Compedium of Nightmares.
8. Kill "a nightmare" x3
9. Kill Archivist Herrdar.
10. Kill "a musty tome" x15

Can anyone with this please clarify?
Missing Details
# Jul 30 2017 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Achievement window text:
This special challenge can be completed during the mission "The Stuff of Dreams"
Defeat all named enemies except Matilda before defeating their minions.


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